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How to force System Reserved to be created on the boot disk drive

I have machine with three disk drives - Disk 0 500 GB SSD - Disk 1 4TB Mechancial Drive - Disk 2 4TB Mechanical Driver I am installing windows 8.1 on this machine with SSD being the c:\ ...
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Why do I now have two active mouse cursors, and how do I get rid of the second one?

I bought a new PC yesterday, and it has a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro. I am now a little confused. Everything was perfect last night. I noticed there were like a billion pending Windows Updates ...
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Windows software RAID: dynamic disks or storage spaces?

I have a couple of big SATA-3 disks (4 TB) which I use on my home computer for storing data, and I want to set them up in a RAID-1 configuration for redundancy; I don't trust my motherboard's ...
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Windows doesn't detect HDD and SDD, but disk manager does

Windows doesn't detect two of my drives, after I installed a new one. I exchanged my previous SSD (old Patriot Inferno, 60gb) which had Windows 8.1 on it for a new OCZ ARC 100. However, after I ...
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Why is SET PATH= not working in the same batch file?

I have a USB flash drive with portable installs of Dropbox and emacs. One of the functions I want to run in emacs needs to have sha1sum.exe in the path, so I also put coreutils on the USB. I am ...
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Can not go to the router admin page through 192.168.1.1

Just install the router and can not access to router admin page when I go to cmd and type ipconfig, it show something like ipv4 1.64.23.97 child network mask 255.255.255.255 default gateway 0.0.0.0 ...
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Windows Store error code 0xd00000bb

I followed this tutorial in how to change metro apps install location http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-metro-apps-default-installation-location-in-windows-8/ . After i changed the apps install ...
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I can't boot and install any Windows version

Good evening people. Yesterday my laptop, this one http://www.msiwhitebook.com/product_spec.asp?model=ms-16f2-id1 got slow when I was using Android Studio and I decided to restart. After this my PC ...
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Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro upgraded using full license, is my original license gone?

I upgraded my system from the OEM installed Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro using a FULL license (not the cheaper upgrade license). I understand that with an upgrade the original key is replaced by the new ...
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Windows 7 OBDC new connection Type

I am only seeing only one connection type in my ODBC connection setup. How can I setup a OBDC connection for Microsoft ODBC for ORACLE
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Windows 7 backup - multiple VHD system images on a dedicated disk

I use a 4 TB dedicated disk to save my daily VHD system images via Windows 7 Backup. However only one VHD image is being saved despite setting 100% for System Restore on that disk. Creating a new VHD ...
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Sharing vmware shared folders between VMs

In vmware shared folders document, it says "With shared folders, you can easily share files among virtual machines and the host computer. " So it is OK to share the same folders among different ...
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Windows and VPN, order of resolution?

I'm a remote worker in my company. My company use Active Directory with a single corp.local domain, and my desktop computer has joined the domain. A VPN connection is available (provided by a ...
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Update Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder

When I see Technical Information for Windows media player. I can see information about Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder (msmpeg2vdec.dll). In some machines I see version as 12.0.9200.16426 and some ...
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Bluetooth headset does not switch to VoIP

I ran into a problem when using my Bluetooth headphones on Windows 7. They support both the A2DP and the Hands-free profile, however it seems that only one of them can be active at a time. On my ...
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windows sbs2008 monitoring, searching for a good tool? [on hold]

I have a sbs2008 server running and need some monitoring tools. Is there any freeware or cheap tool that can me inform when something went wrong like with raid or network or so?
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How to access an ejected USB flash drive without removing and plugging it back in [duplicate]

If you eject a USB flash drive in Windows and do not remove it from the port, you cannot access it any more unless you remove it from the port and plug it in again. How can you access it again ...
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Converting an ELF executable (Linux) into a PE.exe (Windows)

I am a newbie when it comes to using machine code files!!! I need to use a machine code executable obtained as ELF (Linux) into an exe file for Windows. I have tried 'objconv' but, though the format ...
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The correct password does not work [on hold]

When entering my password for windows home premium, I receive the message "the user profile service failed the logon, user profile sa not be loaded." I cannot log onto my computer.
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Solving differing Windows 8.1's DPI issues

I am trying to extend my 13.9 3200x1800 (~264.14PPI) laptop with a 27" 2560x1440 (~108.79PPI) Dell Ultrasharp as top-down set up. But I am having issues with Windows 8.1's DPI scaling. Tweaking the ...
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Windows 7 64-bit Installing updates - code 9c57

When I'm installing updates I get the error code 9c57. It's for updating Internet Explorer 11. Can't get around this error.
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Long SMB session setup delay

I have a Windows machine connecting to an SMB share on a local Debian server. Everything works flawlessly, when it's connected, but the first connection (either after a boot / reboot, or after ...
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VMWare for 32-bit?

I want to run VMWare for Windows and I tried to install VMWare 11, but it seems to only work on 64-bit. Where can I find the 32-bit version installer?
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How do I find out why Windows 8.1 Pro forgets a user account password?

I have created a standard - non-admin - user account on my Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit computer for sharing purposes only. I never log into the computer using that account. I use it only so my scanner can ...
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Sudden bluescreens when interacting with the Steam platform

I recently made a build for a friend and things are running great, except he always gets bluescreens that indicate a hardware issue when interacting with the Steam platform. Bootscreens often occur as ...
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Mounting a directory from the host in boot2docker for Windows

I'm running docker 1.6 and boot2docker on a Windows 8.1 box. When I use the Boot2Docker Start shortcut, it takes me to a cygwin bash prompt where I can run docker commands natively. I'm having ...
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Metro Apps crashing Windows 8 - corrupt windows files?

I have Windows 8. (Not 8.1) Metro apps won't open, i.e. Mail, Photos, Weather, Games, Sport, Bing, Travel, Skype... Windows Store works until installing an app, to which I get the error message ...
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How to get Windows Photo Gallery?

I currently use Picasa for managing photos in my windows 7 pc. But, I would like to switch from Picasa to something else and I think Windows Photo Gallery would be a good option. The problem is it ...
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Two identical external monitors, one having hardware detection issues, but working in one specific setup

I've got two HP ZR24w external monitors. Used for years. A few weeks ago, I turned the system off in the evening while it was still working fine, and when I turned it back on the next morning, one of ...
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How can I make windows reset the power plan to a chosen one after each restart?

After I start my pc every morning I don't want to check what power plan I am using and comfortably start my favorite game without worrying about whether I left a power saving power plan on. It could ...
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Why Task Manager shows PID for some services and not for others?

I am trying to dig deeper into task manager. I am using Windows 7. In services tab of task manger, we can see all the services, but some PIDs are shown, while some doesn't. Aren't all the running ...
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Mbp bootcamp windows 8.1 Apache don't work

Computer: Apple Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) Bootcamp: Windows 8.1 When I install XAMPP and try to start Apache, it didn't work. The error message is below: 上午 09:14:05 [Apache] Problem ...
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Windows 10 technical preview restarts every few hours

I have recently installed a preview build of Windows 10. Windows Technical Preview Evaluation copy. Build 9841 Unfortunately, now it begins to restart automatically every couple hours after ...
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Mac OS X thinks my “Windows” key is a “Control” key

I am using a Windows keyboard—a Poseidon Z Thermaltake—on my Macbook pro. I’m trying to keep the mappings between the laptop and the keyboard the same (so ctrl = ctrl, windows = alt/option, alt = ...
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My USB mouse is not being recognized

I'm having a problem similar to this guy's (Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?) My mouse was working perfectly until yesterday, and now everytime I try to use it, ...
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make a c program run without opening a cmd window [on hold]

how can i make a c program run without opening a CMD window, i tried -mwindows flag, used WinMain Entry instead of main, but without results, the cmd still pop up. i tried ShowWindow function by ...
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you have new apps that can open this type of file

This message has popped up on my new Windows 8.1 machine (I am new to 8.1, but used 7 and all before it). It won't go away, and it's hiding part of the screen. The only solution I have found via ...
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Messed up C: Permissions

I wanted to give a permission to a user, using SQL server. I think I did something wrong as now I can't access my Disk C. I tried to reset permissions with Command prompt but it didn't allow me to do ...
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Disable Secure Boot to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mod via USB stick [duplicate]

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 using a USB stick from UEFI Mod. I used Rufus to format the USB stick as "GPT for UEFI". The problem is that my PC can boot in UEFI mode only if I turn Secure Boot ...
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Why Windows Apps not opening and Windows Doesn't Remember Anything About the Settings?

Recently, it has been seen that whenever I open any Windows App, it doesn't open and instead minimizes on my PC with NO icon at all! And when I click to that in the taskbar, it maximizes with just the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate (fully updated) not booting explorer.exe [on hold]

I recently built a computer for my friend who doesn't know the first thing about computers, I installed windows using the same windows disc that I used on my own computer when I built that too, but it ...
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Extracting a file from the WinSxS folder

Specifically, I'd like to get the file explorer.exe of version 6.3.9600.17238 (from Windows 8.1 Update 1). I have the following file on my system: ...
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The name of an old application [on hold]

I once had that that tiny application that create a standalone command line application that has all the files that you want to hide, then asks you for a password to extract its content when you run ...
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NAT how to configure with a VPN

Good morning, I'm in trouble. I need to be able to connect to my Windows PC (not locally) and I cannot open my router ports (my internet provider doesn't let me). So I've been thinking on creating a ...
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Opening a “Unicode little endian without BOM” file from the command line with WinMerge?

I have a pair of "Unicode little endian without BOM" text files that I would like to diff each another via the command line. Unfortunately when I open them using the commandline in Winmerge they come ...
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How to view previous/disconnected drives on Windows 7?

I have a few network drives on my Windows 7 computer. I accidentally disconnected a specific network drive and now I cannot remember the name to it. Is there a way or some sort of script for CMD that ...
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How to reorganize folder/file physical location on disk

I have a WD Velociraptor disk that is 80% full. The thing with the Velociraptor disks is that they are blazing fast (for a spinning platter disk), but the speed decreases with the further out the data ...
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How can I find what a Windows PC thinks its name is, given its IP?

How can I find out what a remote Windows PC thinks its host name is, given its IP? From Windows cmd.exe or a Linux shell. I'm not interested what a DNS server thinks the host name is for an IP, just ...
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Disk Space is full while running hadoop [duplicate]

I ran a recursive map/reduce program on a single node cluster. Something went wrong and it nearly consumes all the disk space available in C drive. So i closed the resource manager, node manager, Name ...
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How can I elevate my cmd prompt using the the cmd line

I follow this script "runas /profile /user:administrator\administrator cmd"and when it prompts me for my password it always says that it is incorrect even though i am spelling it correctly. help ...