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How to safely delete stuff from %SystemDrive%\Windows\Installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? Not Duplicate: The link mentioned above talks about Windows XP. I am talking about Windows 7. The behavior of the ...
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Using Win32 in DOS

Is there a way that I can start the Win32 environment or run Win32 programs from DOS without starting the Windows GUI? I'm using a Windows 98 PC that is booted into DOS mode from a floppy disk. EDIT:...
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Is there a workaround to enable classic Win32 Desktop apps to run on Windows RT (ARM)

According to this arstechnica article and this mozilla blog post the Win32 API is present on Windows RT, but Microsoft chooses to not make it available for third party applications. Office and ...
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What is the Valid Range for Print Job IDs on Windows?

I've tried searching for this for a while now, but I can't find any MS documentation which details what the maximum and minimum valid print job IDs are for windows. Does anyone know of documentation ...
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How can I bundle a bunch of installations binaries together into one executable that calls a bunch of sub-executables?

I have a script which I want to deploy to some people in my group, but there are three dependencies ( python2.7, ExchangeCDO, pywin32). Is there a way that I can create one installation file that has ...
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WmiEvent for any usb device

I am following this answer, which contains Register-WmiEvent -Class win32_VolumeChangeEvent -SourceIdentifier volumeChange and $newEvent = Wait-Event -SourceIdentifier volumeChange This works ...
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ERROR: “*.exe is not a valid Win32 application.” 64-bit executable on Windows XP SP2 x64 on 64-bit machine

I'm using Windows XP SP2 Pro x64 on a 64-bit machine. Default windows services and applications (including IE8) run in 64-bit mode as seen in Task Manager. Yet 3rd party 64-bit executable applications ...
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“Not a valid Win32 application” on XP but not Win 7

I am getting a "Not a valid Win32 application" error message when attempting to execute an .EXE downloaded from Microsoft on Windows XP, but it executes fine on Windows 7. What could be the problem?
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Is there a way to install the windows 64 bit drivers on my windows 32 bit

So, I know that I am asking an impossible thing but I think that there should be a way for that. Can I install 64bit windows7 drivers to a 32 bit windows 7 computer. Is there any way that can convert ...
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Dont move mouse cursor on touch screen touch (laser control)

I control laser software as a hobby and do it with a Surface Pro 3. Is there a way to prevent a touch screens' mouse cursor moving to the spot you press on screen with your finger? See here ...
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how to get RAS disconnect reason

Working on USB Modem, Used RAS interface for dail/hangup. For connection used RASDial() and for disconnection used RASHangUp() API's. After successful connection waiting for the disconnect event ...
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How to kill all obtrusive messagebox recursion manually when they are opened very quickly and very many in Windows

Firstly, I do not asking for programming solutions, I just publish this code to show how this program work. I tried this program below (in Virtual Box): #include <iostream> #include <string....
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Proxy settings for HTTP request using libcurl

I am fairly new to HTTP Protocols involving proxies and authentication. I am working on an application that runs on Windows and uses the host network to send/receive HTTP/S requests. It also uses ...
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Windows Generic Software Updater API (Example: Steam, Origin) [closed]

i just noticed that the updaters of steam and origin look very similar. Is this just some "coincidence" or is there some generic updater api available in Windows that i never noticed?