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How to run elevated shell from within console2 (Windows 8.1)? Possible?

I come from Linux, and for days I have been pulling my hair out trying to run an elevated shell (powershell, ipython interpreter, and bash) from within Console2. However, it always pops open a new ...
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How to install Windows 8+ with drives mapped as directories

I do not know if it is even feasible at installation time. My setup is as follow : One 32Gb SSD One 1Tb HDD On the HDD, i'd like to create two partitions, one for the programs, one for the users ...
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How to re-image windows on a a machine with single drive/hard

I'd like to purchase a Lenovo W541 laptop, but I have an issue with the way Lenovo changed their way of having HDD. On my current laptop I have two partitions/HDD, one for system files and one for ...
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Why don’t I have the Get Windows 10 icon?

I want to get Windows 10, but I do not see this icon in the notification area (tray): How do I get the icon to get Windows 10?
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Seagate External Hard zero size

I have a seagate external hard disk and recently I encountered some problem with that. I am using both windows and Ubuntu environment and my hard disk detecting on both but, in windows it's says the ...
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Installing Windows 10 from the Internal HDD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 Partition (C:) and a partition which contains my data. I currently have a Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO Image. Can I install Windows 10 directly by running the 'Setup.exe'? I ...
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How to back-up an external drive using Windows File History

Windows File History only back-up Library Folders, I have an external drive I also want to back-up its got about 1Tb of data so it would be useful to back-up changes as they happen as well as my ...
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If I drag and drop a file to “copy” it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten?

In Windows 7 if I drag and drop a file to "copy" it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten ?
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I have a bootable Ubuntu 10.10 on an old flash drive. What is the best way to update to Ubuntu 14.xx?

I have no files I'm concerned about losing, but my flash drive is only 2GB. Can I update through Ubuntu itself, or do I need to go through Windows? Thanks!
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Windows 8.1 stuck on “Checking for updates…”

Windows 8.1 doesn't appear to be updating. When I go to check for updates, it seems to just continuously check for updates without making progress. I have left it for a few hours with no luck. I ...
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windows 8 windows login changed to hotmail login [duplicate]

To install some apps from the app store in windows 8 you had to login with a windows login.. Now the login to windows is changed to the login of my hotmail account?! What the ....... !%"&! How ...
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Can i install Hyper-v on a Virtual Machine with Windows Server 2008 or 2012?

I need to install Hyper-V on a Virtual Machine to have different OS to try my programs.My Virtual Machine is Windows Server 2008 R2 but if i need to i could change it to 2012.Could you explane it ...
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See a USB storage device in Windows Disk Management, even if it contains non-Windows partitions

When I insert a USB-stick or a SD card containing only Linux partitions, Windows doesn't see these partitions, and doesn't assign a letter (D:, E:, ...) to them. This is normal, I don't want Windows ...
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Free Windows 10 Upgrade after One Year

As many of us know that Microsoft is giving free update to Windows 10 for the first year for Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 user. As I am using Windows 7 and today I get that "creepy icon" providing me ...
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How to remove “Download Windows 10” icon on Windows 7 System Tray (“official adware”)? [duplicate]

Microsoft has slipped adware prompting users to upgrade to Windows 10 into Windows Update, which for some was marked as important. That counts as shady business in my book, more so because as far as I ...
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How to disable the “Get Windows 10” icon shown in the notification area (tray)?

This icon showed up in my taskbar notification area today and I cannot seem to get rid of it: Clicking on it displays the following screen: So how do I disable or remove the "Get Windows 10" ...
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Identify latest added or updated files in Windows file folders

In Windows Explorer, I would like to list all the files in a folder, including those in subfolders, and sort them by the time they were added, or the last time they were modified. I am trying to ...
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DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL Blue Screen

From time to time in the past days I have receiving a blue screen on Windows 8.1 with Update on a Surface Pro 3. It says... DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL In the Event Viewer > System, there is the ...
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Permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from taskbar so it does not come back after reboot

How can I permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from the taskbar so it does not come back after reboot? I have tried the following methods without success (Touch Keyboard icon comes back after ...
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Cell formatting in Google Spreadsheets does not get preserved

My Google Spreadsheet does not preserve some formatting. Every time I set, for example, font size to 12 for the whole sheet, newly copied data uses a smaller font size. This only started being an ...
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Can Windows run a Xen DomU guest image?

I have a number of XEN guest Domu images. Can I run these directly on Windows?
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I used diskpart clean to format an SSD, is it possible to recover any of this data?

My Windows 7 was not booting up on my SSD. I tried recovering it but that didn't work. In a rash decision I decided to diskpart clean my SSD as I thought I didn't have any important files on it. It ...
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Access a domain controller (replica) from rdp without principal rpd

I have a windows 2003 Server as a principal domain controller (Let's call this the principal) I have a windows 2008 R2 server as a replicated domain controller of the first one (Let's call this the ...
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How to mount a public windows 8.1 share in linux

I have a folder shared on a windows 8.1 machine. It is shared with "Everyone" and "Everyone" has "read/write" access. In the security tab of the properties dialog of the folder, again "Everyone" has ...
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Can I give my friend possibility to listen my skype call? [on hold]

Can I give my friend possibility to listen my skype call and how he can talk to me unbeknownst to my first companion? Are there any utils?
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Barebones Lightweight XMPP Client for Windows? [on hold]

I've been looking for a very simple, low footprint Windows XMPP Client. So far, every client I've tried looks "full-featured", installs a bunch of libraries and uses 30MB of Ram or more in Task ...
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Windows 10 and OEM activation 3.0 (key in BIOS) for Windows 8

Windows 10 is meant to be free of charge for Windows 8 owners in the first year. I have a computer that runs no Windows at all (it runs only Linux). This computer, however, has a Windows 8 key stored ...
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lost my drivers loading windows 7

I need to load my drivers back on my computer. Lost them loading windows 7. Can the drivers be loaded on a blank DVD and then loaded on my computer? Don't have a flash drive around. Any other ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Run Task at 7am everyday even after reboot

I have a program will run continuously for 12 hours from 7am to 7pm. I have enabled it to run at 7am every day and stop it by 7pm by using windows task scheduler. It works fine except that if I ...
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Batch: How to forward data to new CMD instance as arguments

I'm looking to call another CMD instance and pass data to it from the parent instance. I'm aware of the general route of using variables, but it would not be feasible in this case as endlocal and ...
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Error when starting VirtualBox (Unable to load R3 module)

I'm aware this question has already been asked, but the answer points to a website that is currently down and is relevant to a VirtualBox version that's old and irrelevant to my version/problem. I'm ...
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How can I hide a Window from the task switcher (Alt+Tab)?

The closest to hide a window from the AltTab Task Switcher that I have found is the Minime tool, but it hides too the window from desktop, and I only need to hide its Task Switcher instance. I need ...
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How Can Save list of files with DIR except Junctions?

HiDIR of windows CMDI want a LIST (shortname & date & size) of *.txt files (Hidden & System & ...) in win drive with DIR.BUT except junctions.Thank u.
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Virus hijacking computer and network - what to do? [duplicate]

A few days ago I started having trouble with this virus that would infect my browsers and display ads. I've ran through various antimalware and antivirus software but to no avail. Went through a ...
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How to use START and pipe together?

Originally I had a command like this (on linux) daemon flag & app flag However on windows bc daemon never ends app never starts. So I wrote this instead start /B daemon flag & app flag ...
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How to make hidden partitions accessible in windows 8?

I've read a similar question here, but that solution doesn't work for me... The current partitions on my laptop (2nd hand ASUS Vivobook) look like this: As you can tell I have a 500G HDD and 24G ...
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Accessing an nginx webserver on CentOS7 VM hosted on Virtualbox in Windows 10

Setup: A single CentOS 7.1 VM running on a Windows 10 Pro server (preview version 10074), inside Virtualbox 5 beta 4 (also tested on 4.3.8). Using nginx/1.9.0, to serve static HTML files. The VM is ...
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Why does Windows keep resetting BCDEdits

I have this Windows 7 machine. System Reserve is C: and main partition with OS files is D:. I used BCDEdit to set {default} from the C: to the D: rebooted 3 times and no issues. A day latter it got ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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how to see all connected clients to a router/modem including linux and windows pcs

I have an ADSL+2 router and a couple of computers including an ubuntu box, a raspberry pi and an old win7 pc. win7 and ubuntu are connected via wifi and raspberry pi via cable. Now I'm wondring how ...
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How can I remove the 'Deltahomes' virus from my browsers? [duplicate]

I am unable to remove the 'deltehomes/istart123' virus from my browsers. I have followed instructions for Chrome,but this time it's not working!(that's changing new tab address etc) Last time,I simply ...
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Is it safe to install two different VirtualBox Guest Additions at the same time?

I was wondering if it is safe to install both Windows and Linux versions of VirtualBox Guest Additions? I searched around in google but couldn't find an answer. I need to make a vbox image that ...
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Sharing internet to multiple LAN connections

I am running windows 8.1 My problem is I have 4 LAN ports, out of them 1 is for the internet and other 3 connect separate hub/switch specifically. I want to use that 1 internet connection with other ...
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Can I display specific part of Output from Command Prompt in Windows?

If I run netsh wlan show hostednetwork it will display, Hosted network settings, Hosted network status these two parts. But, if I want to display just the "Hosted network status" ...
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Link one directory to network drive

Spotify removed the option of where to put the offline files. I had them on my NAS where I have lot of space. I run spotify on a computer with a small hard disk on c:. Can I somehow redirect the ...
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Cannot connect through TCP/IP protocol

The title is my inspection on the issue, it may not be the real issue. The issue is, my browsers cannot connect to any domains, such as google.com. Under IE 11, there is no error but just a plain ...
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Windows file association based on file type and then size

I have many videos stored on my harddrive. The ones which are of dvd or lower quality (480p, max size 7GB), I would like to open using vlc. The ones which are HD quality (720p, 1080p, size greater ...
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How can I receive e-mails based on certain Windows Firewall events?

Is it possible to receive an e-mail when Windows Firewall logs certain events (such as an inbound connection being accepted for example)?
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Batch: avoiding specific conflict in FOR loops

Problem: unexpected behavior (single duplicate) in FOR-loop. I'm trying to make a simple batch-vbscript interface for mounting and dismounting volumes, among other tasks ("Voltask"). A central part ...
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how to get the source code that will allow me to connect QVIS dome camera to pc directly via BNC to USB cable? [on hold]

please,im developing an application by using c# in visual basic 2010 that will be able to record,capture and save the recorded video to the specified path.i'm using a dome camera as the recording ...