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Need to create a DB with a user in Oracle DB 12c

I feel bad for even asking this, but it seems completely impossible to find any documentation/examples on using Oracle DB that actually make the assumption that you know/have nothing. Everything goes ...
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Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue

I've grappled with this issue for too long--now I would love some outside help. The attached image contains a side-by-side image of a WordPad file with text representing all letters in the alphabet, ...
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Manually exclude drive letter in windows defender

Is there a way to manually exclude a drive from Windows Defender in Windows 10? I know how to do it with the control panel. But the problem is that this requires the drive to be plugged in, but if I ...
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Unable to Remote Desktop into Windows 10 PC

I have a physical Windows 10 machine on my network that I use as a Plex Media Server and Steam machine. It's connected directly via ethernet to my router. All devices on my network are able to use the ...
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Can't boot windows. Is cloning the HD and restoring after a Windows 7 reinstall a good solution

Can't get past the black screen with cursor in Windows 7 when I start my laptop. I've tried many solutions but I think it's not fixable. If I clone this drive and then reinstall windows, will I be ...
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How do I install El Capitan on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. I have totally formatted it and installed Win7. Also I have made two partitions (Not bootcamp method) now there's no trace of Mac OS in this MacBook pro. Now I want to ...
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Can't clear Recycle Bin, too many files

due to a problem while zipping a large file I ended up with around half a million tiny files in my recycling bin. When I try to empty the bin the computer crashes after a while and after alerting me ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...
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All users applications on taskbar

I would like to know, is it possible to see all logged user's active applications on task bar at Windows 7? I mean like user X has firefox and chrome ran and user Y got paint ran i switch to user X ...
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Windows RegEdit: How to properly quote Cygwin commands in Registry “RunAs” entry?

I have a Windows machine with Cygwin/X installed and X11 server running. I want to open text files with Cygwin/X's GVim. I already have it set up, with the appropriate Registry entry at ...
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Windows And Application Settings Disabled By Administrator/Organizer on a PERSONAL computer

I am not able to change some of the settings because they are enforced by my Administrator/organizer, but the catch is that my laptop is a private/personal computer that I purchased myself and is not ...
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How do you schedule a task (using schtasks.exe) to run once and delete itself?

I want to schedule a task from the command prompt (using schtasks.exe) to run once and delete the task entry from the Task Scheduler Library after completion. After looking through the usage guide, I ...
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DSIM.exe wont remove files

I need some help cleaning up a winsxs folder that is about 15GB in widows7. I went to this page, hoping that i could use the dsim command to reduce the size of winsxs. instead I get error 87, "remove ...
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Extract .tar.gz file that has files with .gz extension

Using this question I 'zipped' the folder with thousands of images on apache server. This apparently changed the files inside the folder itself and zipped the files. But that's not the issue atm. I ...
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Windows 10 search indexing does not find my files

I am having problems getting the search indexing in Windows 10 to work. This have been bugging me for months and I have searched the internet for hours without finding an effective solution. Problem: ...
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windows admin command prompt find file by name

I know I have a file named Foo.bar somewhere on my Windows computer. I want to open an admin command prompt, and with a few commands, find the file. Hopefully without disabling UAC, opening other UIs ...
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Windows is showing two icons for each file in search. Why?

I've made a search in Local Disk to find all my PDF files. When the search concluded, each file has two icons. Screenshot to illustrate the problem: When I click in one of the "pair of files" ...
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Listing folders in CMD which does NOT have a specific subfolder

I've an issue where i need to locate all folders on a drive which does NOT have a folder in them called "Arg".. I know how to do it in reverse using DIR, i.e to find all subfolder with a specific ...
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Batch file and environment variable [duplicate]

I try to use 7-zip in a batch file. I added C:\Program Files\7-Zip on my system PATH var When I launch a console and try to use the command : 7z. It works Once used in a batch file, I does not work ...
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What font does Windows use in dialog boxes?

I was wondering what font Windows uses in dialog boxes, such as this one:
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WDS Adding Boot Image and Install Image with no Installation Disk

I am working through a lab dealing with Windows Deployment Service in Windows Server 2012. In order to progress I need to add an Install image and a Boot Image. All documentation I can find, including ...
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Fat fingered YouTube, got some “fatal-crash” website

So I was typing in “youtube” (in Chrome using a Windows 7 machine) and fat fingered it to “gyoutube,” I ended up at some site with the address http://fatal-crash.xyz with a bunch of additional stuff. ...
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Pen drive corrupted or Encrypted ? How to recover

My name is Manoj. I have a 16 GB sony pendrive. When I plugged it, it shows 12 GB of it is filled. But there where no files in it. I tried even unchecking hide system files in folder options. Then I ...
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Can't get symbolic links to work with the mklink command in cmd

I'm trying to create a symbolic link in cmd (yes, I have admin privileges) like this: mklink /D "G:\test" "C:\test" The command runs without issue: "Symbolic link created for G:\test <==> ...
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Win 7 HomeGroup frequently ask for “Network Password”

I have setup a Win7 PC as a local server called "HomeServer" and have set all other Win7 PCs join homegroup on "HomeServer" PC. Then, I have all the file sharing on that "HomeServer" PC. This kind of ...
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How can I ensure that my external monitor will show my programs by default?

I use a laptop (lenovo T530) with a base station connecting to external monitor and keyboard, using Windows 7 Expected Behavior When I plug my laptop into the base station, everything currently ...
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Unknown 'notify' folders randomly generated

I can't figure out why some folders named 'notify'+'a random number' are generated in my Local Disk D. They're empty and there are no hidden folders/files inside. Also, they regenerate if I delete ...
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Android MTP stopped working on Windows 10

MTP suddenly stopped working on my desktop running Windows 10 Pro N and I can't transfer files between my android devices through USB. I already installed the Media Feature Pack for windows before, I ...
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Is it possible to install software on Docker Machine?

I've installed Docker-Machine in my Windows 10 computer. I'd like to edit the dockerfiles using emacs, but docker-machine ships only with vi. Is there a package manager which I could use to install ...
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Assign a specific task to a specific keyboard key on Windows

I doubt this is not possible at all, but thought of giving it a try and asking here. My wife does translation, so she has a video player (Media Player Classic) open all the time and two Word ...
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Can't install some applications [on hold]

I just factory resat my computer a few days ago, I went to install my game, & every time I click on the file, it asks me what I like to do with the file, my options are. "Open", "save" & "save ...
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Exclude VMWare adapters from IPConfig list?

I am using VMWare Workstation my laptop. When entering ipconfig in cmd I get all network interfaces. Is there a way to have it so that it only shows me my real network interfaces, without VMWare ...
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Override USB driver PID/VID

In Windows is there a way to load a USB driver and force it to use a different VID/PID? I'd like to test a device with a different driver, with out having to go back and change the VID/PID on the ...
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Check if a user is able to install services [duplicate]

I would like to be able to check if a user has enough rights to install a service. I've tried accessck but I don't know what to check with that tool and how to be sure that the user will be able to ...
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CLI tool to change brightness, must work for external monitors as well

I am looking for a tool usable from the command line that would allow me to change brightness of my external monitors by specifying for example a value from 0-100 or something like that. Must be ...
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How to document all settings on a Windows 8.x machine

I need to create a detailed document on all the hardware on a Windows 8.x x64 Enterprise machine, such as name and manufacturer of network adapters, driver version and date, etc. Is there a way to do ...
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Set .exe affinity without shortcut

I do not want to state an incomplete XY problem, so here's the full situation: X I am running builds in Visual Studio on my Windows 7 machine, using both parallel builds and parallel compilation. ...
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How to setup share / NTFS permissions to allow folder listing only but with full access to a specific folder?

I want to grant User X full access permissions to a specific folder on a network share. The structure is as follows: Server Drive C Folder Shared -> this is a hidden share and ...
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Disabling share charm shortcut Win 10

I've disabled Win+L key by creating a registry key DisableLockWorkstation on Windows 10, and I'd like to do the same with the Win+H shortcut which launches share sideboard, can this be done in the ...
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Move mouse pointer to typing area

Windows contains settings to hide mouse pointer while typing, but doesn't contains a settings to move pointer to active typing area. I mean I can switch typing areas by tab, or enter, or alt+tab, etc. ...
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How to Wipe Only C drive and reinstall Windows 10 OS?

my laptop became a bit slow and explorer crashes often. So, to clean install, I am guessing "Reset this PC" should work. There are 2 options "Keep my files" and "remove everything". I have partitioned ...
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computer crashes due to supposed power surges

I built my computer half a year ago, I have never had a problem. I started playing shogun 2 through steam a few days ago, and last night when I went to play, it told me it was already running(though I ...
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Setting time zones with Site based Group Policy

Setting up a Group policy to configure Time Zones based on Site location.
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Running an app as a Domain User on a non-domain-joined machine

I need to run an exe as a domain user from a machine that is not a domain-joined machine. I’ve attempted to use the following command (from cmd as Administrator): RunAs /netonly ...
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Show details on Windows and Ubuntu boot screens?

I want the boot screens (at 640x480 resolution) to show a scrolling list of startup events, along with: "per-event" and "total" progress bars, each with percentages and "number of drivers ...
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Cannot add a network printer to Windows 10 machine. Access Denied

Here is my scenario: I have two computers, one a windows 8.1 machine that hosts the HP LaserJet 4100 printer. It has a LPT port, which is used by the printer. I have printed pages on the printer ...
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Software too small on 4K resolution screen

So, I've had this laptop for some time, and am trying to use the software "ChessBase 12". However, everything is way too small. I know that this is a conflict with the 4K resolution of the monitor. ...
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lenovo g570 failing to view bios using external monitor

I broke the screen of my lenovo g579 laptop. have been using it with an external monitor but it only displays when it gets to window. now I want to access the bios. please assist
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Show really all events from the Windows event log

I can make a custom filter for Windows event log to include really everything from all sources. But when I try to open it, it tells me the filter is too long (error 1734) and I cannot use it. I'm ...
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ConEmu QuickEdit mode

Is there a way to set ConEmu to use Windows CMD "QuickEdit" mode? For example, I want to be able to copy and paste with right mouse click.