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Routing from VM to internet

I have setup a VM using VirtualBox with Windows 7 as the host. On my homenetwork the VM can connect fine to the internet, without any changes on my side. However, when I'm running the VM when ...
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Windows equivalent of su

During start up, Group Policy can be used to run scripts before user log in. These scripts run as the local system account, which I understand to be effectively like root. I'd like to run a script as ...
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How to change default program to open magnet link in windows?

Recently I installed BitComet. No when I click a torrent magnet link from chrome it opens with BitComet though I changed the settings of BitComet to not to be the default program to open magnet links. ...
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Meaning of “#” in folder details Windows 7

On Windows 7 when I look at the details of files in a folder I see a column titled simply "#". I can see this when I open Windows Explorer, Alt-V, Choose Details. What is this column?
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Is there a way to enter a non-space “invisible” letter in Windows?

Gmail lets you have hierarchy in tags. In other words, you can nest tags. But, in displaying nested tags in the left-panel, Gmail only indents nested tags down to the second level. From the third ...
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download single torrent on multiple platforms without duplicating (or at least minimizing duplication)

i've found similar requests to this, but not quite the same. i have a laptop and an android, sometimes one has wifi, sometimes the other, sometimes both. i want to initiate a torrent download (don't ...
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L2TP on Windows 8 with Shared Key without certificate

I've got a VPN running on Azure, with Windows Server 2012 R2, and I have configured a Shared Key to connect my Android Device to that VPN. This requires a username, password and the Shared Key. The ...
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Memory card not detected in PC

I have a password protected Sandisk 2gb micro memory card. I have set a password protection for my memory card. Unfortunately I forgot the password which I have set for my memory card. I have ...
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Access first to GRUB in dual boot with WINDOWS 8

I've already install a dual-boot verison of ubuntu on my windows 8. When I launch my computer, I don't see the grub, it launch windows 8. During the launch of the computer I can press 'esc' so I get ...
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Is there a way to netboot to a live version of Windows 7? (NOT net-install)

I am working on a project and I would like to be able to netboot into a simple image of Windows 7, similar to how one can netboot into a live version of a Linux distribution. I don't need the ability ...
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Script to put Windows 8 to sleep and wake up in 5 seconds

How can I put Windows 8 to sleep(standby) and then wake up in 5 seconds? I know I can use psshutdown -d to sleep, but then how can it wake up on a timer?
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Is it possible to turn off V-sync in Windows 10 for windowed games?

Is it possible to turn V-sync off in Windows 10 for windowed games? It wasn't possible in Windows 8/8.1 so I had to downgrade to Windows 7 which in I could simply change the theme to Aero basic which ...
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How to make Windws server 2008 as a default gateway [on hold]

How to make a windows machine a default gateway for monitoring the whole internet usage and then connecting to the router.
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Is google DNS server a placebo?

Okay maybe not, but i am a bit confused, The address of the DNS server is obtained by the modem (via DHCP) so why does it matter if we change the DNS address in windows? Is operating system's ...
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Firefox prompts to activate Adobe Acrobat despite “Always activate” enabled

I'm using Firefox v33.1.1 on Windows and I can't get Acrobat reader to activate automatically. For instance, I was trying to view this PDF document and I receive the "Activate Adobe Acrobat" screen. ...
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Which tools can log system resources usages in Windows/Linux? [on hold]

I need a tool can log at least a few things like this: CPU load: (min/max/average) RAM load: (min/max/average) Storage size: (max/is used) Storage/folder growth size. AFAIK, Linux shell can help ...
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Touch screen monitor screen for multiple monitor scenario

I am developing windows application for feedback system of automobile company. I want two monitors to be connected to single system on should be touch screen and other one should be without touch. I ...
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Thousands of page faults per second while page file lies empty

So, in my office system, things are going crazy. Every thing was extremely slow, so much so that switching tabs on chrome took 10 seconds. So, I checked the performance monitor for the issues. ...
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Remove cached credentials without logging off [duplicate]

How to remove cached credentials without logging off? - iam not saying about saved user/password in "rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr" For instance I am entering my admin storage by UNC: ...
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Just installed new office program. Can't open old files

I just purchased a new lap top with Windows 8 and have also installed Windows Office 2013 on this new system. I have backed up and completed a restore of my old PC and now have the files on my new ...
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finding out when some file is released by the process, Windows

I was reading about of know what process (or PID) in Windows is using some file with Handle or Process Explorer. My doubt is when?, not who? I want to know when the file is released, and I can ...
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Scripting a precompiled Vim with Python, Perl… — are the DLLs all I need?

Assume I download a precompiled Vim (all required settings are enabled) on Windows. Now, I want to script it using Python, Perl, and whatever else Vim supports. Are the DLLs all I'm going to need (for ...
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Virtualbox: Windows 8.1 Host, Centos 6.6 Guest: No guest internet access

I'm moving to a new Win8.1 laptop (fully updated) with Virtualbox 4.3.20 installed, and my freshly-installed CentOS 6.6 guest (with Guest Additions installed) has no internet access. This is my first ...
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Accessing OneDrive on Windows 8.1

Is there a way to use OneDrive on Windows 8.1 without having to setup a Windows account and having to use that instead of my activity directory account here at home? Is there also a way to use ...
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Shift+Key in two keystrokes

Is there any way to use the shift key in the following manner: 'click' the shift key, and then click the key to be shifted? Of course I can use the caps-lock key, but then I would have to click it ...
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Javascript file crashed and converted to ''NUL NUL NUL" notepad++

I had a for loop with typo (i=0; i<n; i+3), then it ate all the memory, I had to shutdown the PC and and after restart the JS file is all NUL NUL NUL NUL NUL, please help. Please help me recover ...
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detecting local area network settings [on hold]

If you type in inetcpl.cpl in the run dialog, and open the Internet Properties dialog box, go to the Connections tab > LAN Settings, you see a window like follows: My doubt is, how to determine ...
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Disabling RegBack

In Windows 7, I find a folder C:\windows\System32\config\RegBack wherein registry files are being created during boot-up. Few queries regarding the same: What are entries in RegBack folder used ...
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Scheduled Task to download file via http but the file name changes monthly

I'm trying to automate a process on my PC to download a file which is published every month. While the file name changes, the path stays the same. For example: ...
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Need to join pc to domain configured in vmware workstation

I configured DC 2008 R2 in vmware workstation on my desktop which is running base as windows 7. I added my laptop to same workstation network running with 2008 r2.I am able to ping from DC to my ...
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auto run the camera to take pictures of the user when windows starts [on hold]

I just want a program or a script which can take snapshot and save the image when windows starts.I just want to see who used the computer and guarantee the safety of computer. If there is a program ...
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How to disable access right to the folder in Window 7?

I have two administrative accounts: A and B, and a standard account C. I want User A and C to have a permission to access a folder (can be any folder) but not B. Logging in from the account A, I ...
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What's the exact process name of the windows error reporting dialog?

What's the exact process name of the windows error reporting dialog which is displayed to the user after an application has crashed?
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How to use wifi direct on windows using intel my wifi dashboard

I think I have it installed correctly with an intel advanced-n 6200 card (windows 7), I can turn on wifi-direct and see "ralink client" (another pc on windows 8.1 with an rt5572 chipset usb adapter) ...
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Getting value from file using Windows Batch scripting

Using Windows Batch scripting, I want to get the max_volume value (-2.9 in the following example) from a ffmpeg output written to a log file: [Parsed_volumedetect_0 @ 0000000005428b20] n_samples: ...
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Can't boot Windows 8.1; Getting CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED

While booting my computer keeps showing the blue screen of death and the error message: CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED It reboots continually. I cannot get into the boot menu to try reinstalling ...
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No drivers for PCI-to-Parallel card due to invalid PID

I have a Moschip-based PCI to dual Parallel card, based on the Moschip MCS9815CV chip. This card looks exactly like this one and also same chip as the Rosewill RC-304. The back of the card has a ...
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Remove inherited permissions with SetACL

I'm using SetACL as an alternative to icacls to process objects' DACL SACL and ownership. After reading the documentation, I see that the clear parameter clears the ACL of any non-inherited ACEs, ...
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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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Mouse “copy” key How to change to“ forward”

I have a contour roller mouse which has a key for "copy" and one for "paste". I would like to change them so that they act like back and forth keys like you usually have on the side of some mice. Can ...
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Where can I get name of the person who registered Windows and his organization?

Having access to an image of a system which I can't boot up on a virtual machine, how could I figure out who registered Windows and its organization? I can use Autopsy to access the files, but don't ...
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Windows 8.1 automatically change my keyboard settings, why? How can I solve this issue?

I am frequently experiencing the following strange issue on my Windows 8.1 (installed on an Asus notebook). When I copy and paste some text form a document into a forum (it happens often when I copy ...
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Cygwin Terminal backspace and arrow keys not working

The arrow keys returns A,B,C,D and my backspace key are not working properly . This problem happens only with the vi editor.Is there any way to solve this issue on Cygwin ? I did find possible ...
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Windows 8.1 command like Unix/Linux WHICH command

Below is an example of the results of the WHERE command used in Win 8.1 CMD (DJANGO) C:\Python34>where python C:\Python34\python.exe C:\Python34\DJANGO\Scripts\python.EXE What I am looking for is ...
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Monitor goes to sleep over vga but not over hdmi. Over HDMI, it turns off completely under Windows 7

I have a dual monitor setup and just got a new graphics card. My old one was a Gtx 570 and it had two DVI-I ports. I connected both my monitors using an adapter to convert DVI-I to VGA (one of my ...
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How to modify files within mszip (cab) executable?

I can list and extract certain executable contents using 7z. It seems to be using standard compression methods. Path = test.exe Type = Cab Method = MSZip How can I modify files inside that ...
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Ethernet works on Ubuntu, not on Windows 8.1

I have pretty strange problem. I have dual boot of windows 8.1 & ubuntu. The thing is that ethernet perfectly works on Ubuntu, but won't work on Windows 8.1. All it says in Win is that is ...
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Windows setup doesn't detect HDD, although it is detected in BIOS

I've been trying to reconfigure and reinstall an old machine that I've been using until recently to pass it down to relatives, but I have no success installing Windows in the current configuration. ...
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Install Windows 8.1 image from backup (Acronis) to dual boot with Windows 7 (Currently Installed)

Here's "the road so far" My laptop came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. It had a GPT Partition Table, with recovery partions, etc on the hard disk. Made a backup of the entire HDD with Acronis True ...
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Automated sync to/from document management system and a physical Windows directory? (Autonomy iManage Worksite 8.5)

Is there a way to set up a user-created job that periodically exports newly created or modified files from a designated Autonomy iManage Worksite 8.5 workspace document folder to a designated Windows ...