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Network share readonly for Java Application

We have a windows server with Windows 2008 R2 SP1. This server provides a network share, let's call it Data. The permissions are set to Read/Write for all domain users. Multiple PCs (PC1 to PC4) in ...
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Back-up Windows 8 installation and license

I currently have a dual-boot with Linux 14.04 and Windows 8. I am going to remove my Win 8 partition, since I don't really use it. Still, I would like to keep my Win 8 license/activation key (Win 8 ...
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Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings - what exactly do they do?

Despite the fact that virtually all modern Dell laptops (and probably others) are supposed to have the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver installed, I couldn't find any end-user ...
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'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command

def evaluate(str, par): return (os.system("./LKH %s" %par) - swap_2opt_solve_str(str)[1])**2 I have an executable lkh file in the directory. However when my program runs this function, it gives the ...
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Android on Virtual box RESET every time i boot

I have Virtual box 4.3.6 installed on my pc and I have done all things correctly in order to run Android Jelly Bean and KitKat (4.2.2 & 4.4). All things are right and after full installation of ...
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Trouble booting Windows from USB

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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Recover broken MySQL database after setting Windows back to an earlier date

Yesterday after a driver update my Windows crashed and I got a BSOD right at startup so I didn't had a choice I set Windows back to the last working point but sadly my last working restore point was ...
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Laptop gets sudden artifact screen and restarts with a strong fan

I need Help.. i have hp probook 5330m. Whenever i run applications like photoshop or play a game, I get this dynamic(flickering) distorted (green & pink) artifact screen along with a ...
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Implementing multiple PCs in one work station

is there a way to use to multiple PCs as a single workstation? My current setup is a laptop+dock+dual monitors running Win7pro, a Desktop running Vista Business (which has its own keyboard, monitor ...
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Unable to start windows 10 technical preview

Few time ago, I have installed windows 10 technical preview and it worked perfectly for the first two weeks. After that, it began restarting every few hours saying that windows 10 has expired. I have ...
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Set Thunderbird to auto download only certain filetype attachments

I have been using Mozilla Thunderbird to manage my mail, I also set this program to download and save all mail + attachments to my harddrive. However I have realised a big security issue as when I ...
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Unable to format my PC running Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I am unable to format my PC from windows bootable USB. The USB is working fine on my laptop. When I start my computer and insert the bootable USB, underscore (_) is just blinking on my screen and ...
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How to keep a process freezed until I unfreeze it?

Is there any way to freeze a process, which should not run again until I unfreeze it, even if the system is restarted? The 'Greenify' app can do this for Android. Is there a similar solution for ...
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HDD extremely slow although SMART seems to be healthy

I've had this hard drive for over two years now. A week ago, it decides to slow down to a crawl in Windows - even after doing the usual things to fix it (disabling Superfetch, closing programs, etc.) ...
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Regedit “Cannot Delete” “Error while deleting key”

I am trying to delete a registry key in regedit and keep getting this error: Cannont delete (keyname): Error while deleting key. I am a admin and have check the permissions for the key and all ...
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Single Click with touch screen on some web link

I am the owner of a beautiful Dell Inspiron touch. Everything works like a charm, windows can be moved dragged and resized, links can be opened, with the proper gestures I can emulate right clicks and ...
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Have the command prompt launch an application like Notepad and block until it is closed

I have a Batch script I essentially want it to present the user with a notepad window opened with a configuration file for the user to edit each time they run the script, and I want the Command Prompt ...
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Windows displays wrong used space data? [duplicate]

So I have a C: partition, and windows says that it has 92.5 GB worth of data in it. However I've selected every fodler in C: (including hidden folders), and clicked properties to check how much ...
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Find source of mysterious ring tone sound on computer [duplicate]

My computer is currently ringing like a telephone. It's like there is a telephone ringing! No programs that should be doing this are open. How can I determine what is causing the ringing?!
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Can someone explain how I got a Windows EFI error message without trying to install Windows?

I'm using a HP Z620 workstation. My main hard drive is Ubuntu, and it was working fine. I physically removed the hard disk with Ubuntu on and put in a brand new hard disk, and tried to install ...
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Windows audio breaks when playing sound from different sources

The sound in windows just breaks when I try to play sound from different sources. I got my new PC yesterday and built it together, and today I was installing some programs and noticed my sound kept ...
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Windows 8.1. Some shortcuts not working

Recently I have installed Windows 8.1 Corporate edition on desktop PC. Some shortcuts not working. For example, when I am using Android Studio, I click Alt+Enter. This should import class. Another ...
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creating numbered image series in imagemagick

How can I create a numbered image series? I have to give number(writing on them) to thousands of images. Is there an easy way to do this: convert input.png -font arial -fill black -pointsize 10 ...
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Bitlocker no TPM found [duplicate]

I would like to enable bitlocker on my C: drive, but I dont understand the following message: If it's the hardware, which part exactly? I have a recent asus motherboard with UEFI. How can I find ...
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Enabling “last accessed files” feature for only some selected directories?

I want to enable "last access timestamps". But not for every files in my PC, because it is unneeded and may cause slowness. Can i enable this feature for only selected directories or files? Actually, ...
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CPU usage is 100% because of svchost.exe windows 7

It has been a while now since my laptop started being very slow and cpu usage is 100% almost all the time. I downloaded process monitor and below is the process details that is taking most of the ...
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Instant reboot on Windows: how to help analyzing the issue for Microsoft?

So, I accidentally found a critical issue on Windows: the ability to instantly reboot the system from an application. I already reported it on connect.microsoft.com here and on Windows Feedback. But: ...
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Windows 8.1 x64 installation without PrefetchW Support?

I'm having Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz Processor with 2GB RAM. While trying to install Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit i gave me an error saying that the processor is not compatible with Windows 8.1 Pro ...
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Cannot copy large files between a Mac and a PC over WiFi

I have a 17" MacBook Pro (Late 2011 model). Whenever I copy a large file between them (> 1GB), the transfer stalls or fails outright after the 1st gig or so. It doesn't matter if the file is on the ...
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Could a bad SATA data cable on a DVD drive cause issues with programs that don't access the drive in Windows 8.1?

I had a very strange issue and solution on one of our Windows 8.1 workstations, and I can’t figure out how my solution would have fixed the problem. This is the workstation: Windows 8.1 x64 AMD ...
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Possible to Load/Unload DiskDrive Filter Driver On-The-Fly Without Restarting?

As the title implies, I want to know if I can load or unload a diskdrive filter driver without restarting the machine and have the change take effect immediately. I'm doing this in a WinPE ...
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NET USE remove if no right

I have a .bat for connecting network drives. I have 11 in total. My script works, but for now even if the user has no rights, that it connect the network drive. I would like if the user does not have ...
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Folders will not launch or open, desktop displays fine

No folders will open on my computer. Neither right-click->open or double-click works. Windows explorer still runs fine, as my desktop is displaying, and I can restart the process. Restarting the ...
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Program cannot be minimized to tray or hidden

edit: it was an administrator right problem. KSP starts with maximal UAC rights while the programs I was using to send KSP to the system tray were running with lesser rights. Running said programs in ...
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Is there a Linux style clipboard available for Windows?

I like being able to highlight text and paste it with the middle mouse button while still having the actual clipboard available through cntrl+c and cntrl+v. This way I can have 2 pieces of text ...
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VPN Client PC fails to find network on Server PC

I've spent the best part of a month trying to get a VPN connection from a Windows 7 Ultimate client to a Windows 8.1 Pro server. After all of the below I have today managed to get a VPN connection ...
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crystal report font windows 8

i have used a program in windows vista which have used crystal report to make the reports. it worked there correctly. i installed that program in windows 8. every thing was fine expect the reports. ...
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Member of Local Administrator group but can't run cmd as admin

I am part of a domain, my personal user account is not the domain admin. However, I am a member of the local Administrators group. Even so, I can't open CMD as admin! When I try, it asks for the ...
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WMP: library-sharing for music files which are on a network drive

There is a Windows 8 PC with Windows Media Player (PC1). Music files are not on PC1, but on a network share, something like \\fileserver\music. I mapped the location to a drive with read/write ...
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OpenVPN GUI won't show up

I am trying to install OpenVPN GUI on Windows Server 2012. Unfortunately, when I try to open it; nothing happens. I can see that it's starting because the process shows up in the Task Manager. But ...
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How can I create an installer? [on hold]

I have got some files in a directory and i would like to create an installer for the files in the directory so that according to the users selection it will copy the files in the directory to that ...
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How can I edit local Group Policy settings using command line?

I'm attempting to throw together a script for work that allows BitLocker without a compatible TPM. The setting is "Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Bit Locker Drive ...
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How can I pad every line in a text file with a given number of spaces with uneven length lines?

I have this text file which I'm trying to sort out, it's got characters such as below: abcd a27382 ESH738 991839 ahsj dhaksj GSH736 774828 ahsj dhaksj RHA330 ahsj dhaksj GSH736 774828 My ...
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Error upon File->Open, every time

I have a Windows 7 Professional desktop that I have begun to use, logged in as a network user to a Samba4 AD domain. Whenever I go to open a file within an already-running program (e.g. by choosing ...
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How to delete the “_files” folder?

Sometimes when saving a file, for example when you save an HTML page from your browser on your hard drive, you get a folder with the suffix _files additionally to the file itself. However, when you ...
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Is there any way to share one laptop's monitor with another laptop?

As you may know, It is possible to connect two monitors to a single computer. I want to know if is there any way to use my ASUS laptop's monitor as a supplementary monitor for my VAIO laptop for ...
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Network error: The specified network name is no longer available

I'm receiving this message after getting a list of files. And trying to move a file out of the list. There is no Antivirus software installed on this server. The server is Win Server 2003 SP2.
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how to run kill command in windows from batch file without Right-Click selection [duplicate]

I am trying to embed a DOS command in my tomcat batch file. the command is `taskkill /f /im java.exe I want to embed this into tomcat's shutdown batch file. Without right-clicking and running the ...
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Is tablet windows 8.1 and pc/Laptop windows 8.1 are different?

I am wondering if I can format and install windows 8.1 of my PC to my windows 8.1 tablet? Or there is an specialized Windows 8.1 OS for Win tablets? Tablet specification: Screen Size: 10.1 ...