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Remove a drive from Windows Storage Pool without losing data

I have a Windows Storage Pool with a 3TB drive and a 1.5TB drive. I want to move all the data from the 1.5TB drive to the (45% full) 3TB drive and then remove the 1.5TB drive. Is there any way to do ...
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Invert all bits in a file

I’m looking for a way to invert all bits in a file, preferably using Windows-integrated tools. How do I go about doing that? In essence, a file with contents 1100101 would become 0011010.
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How can I tell which hive specific registry keys belong to?

I am currently trying to make the most secure computer I can. One that is immune to both viruses and the stupid ass kids at the centre fucking it up..... again -_-. I am using the inbuild ...
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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How to sort files into folders by starting letter

I have a folder containg nearly 2000 sub-folders. To make it easier to navigate, I'd like an automated way (I have many folders like this) to organise them by starting letter, with 27 sub-folders (A-Z ...
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Why are the file formats different?

When you go to a certain site to download an application. why can't you run the same file formats for different operating systems?
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Temp directory for all users?

This is the Temp directory for my user account: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp Is there a Temp directory that is accessible by all users?
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windows 7 search results columns “Folder”, “Folder name”, “Folder path” empty

How can I see the folder\file path when searching on a connected device? I have selected to show "Folder", "Folder name", "Folder path" columns but they all appear empty.
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Identifying the basic information of Windows installation .iso images

I've 6 different Windows 8.1 64-bit / 32-bit installation .iso images. All of the 6 images are untouched and officially released by Microsoft. How could I identify the basic information of each .iso ...
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How do I prevent desktop shortcuts from being made in Windows?

It is a common practice to have installers place shortcuts by default on the desktop, but most installers allow you to disable this by unchecking the appropriate checkbox. There are also installers ...
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Something I'm not “getting” about SSH keys: OS portability (Mac to Windows, etc.)

Let's say I create SSH keys in a Mac to connect to my remote server. My server has my public key. My Mac has my private key. So far so good. A few days later, I want to connect to my server by ...
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Is it possible to fix font rendering on Windows 8 for modern WebFonts?

Modern WebFonts like Roboto looks awful on Windows (even with DirectWrite) in Google Chrome/Firefox/IE. Is there a way to fix this? Many many websites are using these fonts and it's just super ...
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Starting up Windows occasionally fails and the computer emits a sound

I have a Dell Inspiron core i-3 3521, processor core i3 3227u CPU 1.9 ghz, 4GB RAM, and a 500gb hard with the operating system Windows 7 ultimate. A few days ago, I had an issue with the startup of ...
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can I know who on the network copied a file from my computer from my shared files ? and how ? on windows

How to find out who copied my files from the network, is there is a log file on windows that tracks who copied files and when.
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How to run Cornelsen's “Tobi” software (for Windows) on linux, using Wine

There are a lot of resources on how to run Windows software with Wine, but this question is specifically about how to run a software called "Tobi Fibel" from the German Cornelsen Verlag on (Ubuntu) ...
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Debugging IIS worker sometimes puts single ASP.NET application into a 'dead' state

I have an IIS server with a single app pool, and a site that contains three applications. All three applications are run in a single IIS worker. Sometimes, while debugging one of the applications, ...
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How come UAC logs are not being stored in Event Viewer?

In Event Viewer, under Applications and Services Logs, UAC logs are not being stored. How do I enable them? Could Domain/OU group policy have them disabled? If so where can I see that it is disabled ...
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Windows shared printer reprints jobs from the day before

I have two PCs here, one of which, PC1, runs Windows 7 Pro and shares a Samsung ML-1660 Series printer (\PC1\Samsung). The other PC, PC2, is running Windows XP Pro and has installed the shared ...
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Asus laptop makes weird sound when touched

I've had my Asus N56VV-S4021H for about 1 year and a half. It runs Windows 8.1. Recently, it started making a sound every time I touch it. Whenever I type, knock on the laptop's case, touch the ...
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Regedit Don't open

I modified Registry key ProgramFilesDir to install more applications in External HDD but after reboot I can't open any application installed in my Pc , or any utilities of windows like Regedit / ...
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Appending an extension to a new file created with xcopy

I've been having problems with xcopy in the past few days, and I'd like to stop ripping out my hair. In my DOS class, a portion of an assignment requires a file to be copied (with xcopy), and the new ...
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Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...
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Making Batch to run Windows PowerShell, then have it run some text

I am newer to making batch files. I am trying to run a command that will open windows PowerShell in a specific directory, and then once there to run a command. So far I have the following. ...
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Disable internet connection permanently windows 8.1 [on hold]

I have used "Ipconfig/release" command to disable internet but it allows to connect to internet after I restart my PC. Is there anyway to disable internet permanently, and a method to restore it ...
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Extending the command-line search path without editing the PATH variable

I want to extend my system search path without appending new directories to %PATH%, I am aware of the App Paths registry entry put that entry is only being accessed when using ShellExecuteEx which the ...
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Unknown user name in Internet Explorer properties

In my Internet Explorer Properties Security box in the section Group or user names I found. Account Unknown(S-1-5-80-2375682873-768044350=35334… What is this?
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Why does a file placed in windows startup folder not execute the file each time I start my system ?

I have a file on Windows 8.1 in the following location: C:\Users\Ciaran\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup I want a file that I've put into this location to run each ...
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Showing Work Breakdown Structures in Tuleap

Is it possible to show a Work Breakdown Structure in Tuleap? It would be nice to see a graphical tree of the artefacts from feature EPICs thought USER STORIES and their resultant TASKS.
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Error downloading file with Internet Explorer using HTTPS

We recently have a problem with Internet Explorer when downloading files over HTTPS from one application. Suddenly it started to show this error Internet Explorer no puede descargar ${page} de ...
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Opening outgoing ports on dedicated machine

I have a website where I have been working with another person on a game server listing site. It queries the game servers and shows information etc. Anyway upon talking to the creator of the script he ...
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How to launch a 64-bit program with a different locale than the system locale?

I'm looking for a way to launch 64-bit programs in a Chinese, Japanese, and Russian locale without changing my current system locale (which is English). With Microsoft's AppLocale I was able to launch ...
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Why doesn't vagrant password work on Windows 7?

I am installing vagrant(version 1.7.2) on Windows 7. During vagrant up process, I addconfig.ssh.insert_key = false according to vagrant prompt. Then I use the following SSH command to login: ssh -p ...
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windows 8 was updated to win 8.1 and now error with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

on a HP 255 laptop i had installed ubuntu over windows 8 it worked fine untill win 8 one day it was automatic updated to win 8.1 now there is a problem with ubuntu 14.04 LTS error: uknow filesystem. ...
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Clone Failed: Checked Win7 in USB tray: but now no drive letters. Nothing

BSoD Windows 7 exists but is Invisible. I had done a re-size partition with EaseUS to do a clone. So, I am drowning in dozens/hundreds of web pages I have listed trying to fix this (I am not ...
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Laptop Screen worked and now is blank on boot up/BIOS/POST

My laptop booted up fine however after I did a reboot now I do not see a POST or BIOS at all on a bootup. There is also no beeps and I hear the fans. The screen remains blank the entire time. I ...
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Running dir and filter out results that are “directory name too long”

dir /s /b | findstr /irc:"MyRegex" Sometimes in source trees this yields thousands of The directory name... is too long Any one liners that will filter out those directories that are too long?
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What diagnostics are available for a General Protection Fault from an old Windows program?

I have run an old (1996) Windows program that accesses DBF files. If I run with an old copy of the database it works fine. But if I run with my current copy of the database, I get the GP Fault when ...
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Windows booting in the old version…everytime and then fixing itself (repeatedly)

I installed windows 8 on my computer - previously windows 7. Now on starting bios starts then a black screen headed "boot manager" which states that something has changed with my computer and do I ...
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Force change default initial save location of all programs to custom folder

Many programs often default the save destination location to the standard Libraries/XYZ folder which is the last place I want to save anything (due to sensible backup reasons). Some programs go a ...
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How did ffmpeg appear on my Windows computer?

ffmpeg is a great program to (among other things) create videos from lots of images and vice versa. I just recently learned about it and used it on my Linux machine to create time-lapse videos. The ...
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Https request call capture in Wireshark

I have installed Wireshark and Windows based application(to be analyzed) which uses https request authentication to validate user.When I use interfaces -- > capture all the request of my system is ...
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Server 2008 credentials not recognised when logging in via a domain desktop

When using an RDP session to log onto a windows server 2008 server the credentials are not recognised, however, the server registers this as a failed log in and locks the account. When using a ...
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What does it mean to “Enable Windows to prioritise external manifests”?

Some applications don't scale up well on high resolution screens. One proposed solution to this on Windows (for example, for Adobe CS6 applciations) is to "Enable Windows to prioritise external ...
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Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized

[Update] I do not want to redirect the USB device! I'm trying to use a remote device on the remote computer, just like it would if I'd not using remote desktop. I'm connected to a remote computer ...
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How to make the windows alt-tab task switcher appear on the screen the pointer is at

I have a Windows 7 setup with two screens. I often use alt+tab to switch between windows but the app switcher dialog always appears on the main screen, which may be a different screen from the one ...
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The fastest way to toggle VPN connection for Windows 7 or later?

When I connect to my company VPN, I cannot browse internet normally i.e. even open google.com So I need to turn on and off that VPN connection very often and currently I have to go to the connection ...
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How to eliminate the requirement to lock files which are executed?

I have an application which is placed onto it's dedicated server. It has plugin-able structure. It was imagined as soft which has some features from web apps like ability to replace it's modules ...
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Is the Miracast protocol a practical equivalent of an HDMI signal?

Miracast has been described as "HDMI over WiFi"†, and as such I've recommended it to a couple of people asking about HTPC setups when unable to run wire. After giving it more thought, I'm wondering a ...
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Black Screen With just mouse

I have an ACER Veriton. Desktop. 4 GB Ram and an Intel Processor. BIOS is American Megatrends. Version 2.15.1236. Whenever I start up my computer in the morning after logging in with the user ...
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How to get Microsoft license authentication for all machines on a network? [migrated]

We have a small network (~150 desktops, ~20 servers) much of which is Linux. MS keeps wanting to audit our MS products every 3 years or so. I really don't have time to go around to 80-90 desktops and ...