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Can't access network drives anymore

I have this annoying problem: I cannot access network drives / computers on my same network anymore! I have a QNAP (nas) on IP 192.168.178.5, and other PCs in the same network. The other PCs can ...
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Wrapper for Windows command line tool

Using Windows 7, I want to write a wrapper for some command line tools to simplify their usage. Say I regularly use this executable with following options someTool.exe -i infile -a option1 -b option2 ...
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Windows system drive cloning - but without copying garbage data

I am in the process of upgrading my computer to a larger SSD as Windows system drive. My problem is that the old SSD has a very annoying trait of choosing some random old data to present for deleted ...
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Disable Hyper-v in windows 8.1 pro error

I am trying to disable Hyper-V in Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit but it is not working. I tried using Control Panel as well as by using this command: dism. exe /Online /Disable‐Feature: Microsoft‐Hyper‐V But ...
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Comparison between a folder and another one plus its subfolders content

My situation is this: I have a simple SD Card full of photos and videos from my camera that date back to few years ago and I realized some pictures have never been imported to hard drive. Now I ...
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is it safe to compress the File History folder?

Is it safe to compress the File History folder in Windows 8? Mine has grown rather big and a lot of the files types would compress well. However, I dont see any information on compressing it. It ...
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How to toggle between 2 monitors in the 3rd monitor

I have 3 monitors - 2 of them are 23" PC monitors, and the 3rd is a TV monitor. They're all connected to the same PC, but the TV is placed in another room. Right now, I duplicate my main PC monitor, ...
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Operating Systems: Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux [on hold]

I want to know everything there is to know from the ground up between Mac Linux and Windows. How Mac handles programs vs. Windows?Windows vs. Linux ? What is the difference in what happens when each ...
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Windows Explorer and Updater unstable after plugging a USB device

I recently plugged my usual USB key in my computer, but Windows Explorer started to get extremely slow and wouldn't open anything. I tried to check for updates but the Updater stays blank as soon as I ...
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Localhost tcp throughput performance differences

I have been using psping for measuring bandwith statistics on localhost on different computers: laptops, home computers and servers. All of them get to between 100 and 200 MB/s but my PowerPc at work ...
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Internal network issues between pfSense and Windows in VirtualBox

I have three virtual machines running on Virtual Box. First one is Linux (pfsense) that's acting as a router with two network adapters one bridged and one set to the internal network. The other two ...
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Get Video Feed of a Window on Desktop

For an art installation, we'd like to capture the contents of a browser window, and forward these as a video stream. The browser window will display flash animations. Is there a program that can ...
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My “break” command is broken

I am not a programmer and I am hoping you can help me. I am using Windows 7. I have a .BAT file which was running fine up until yesterday, specifically what if failing is the "break" command I use ...
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Windows 8 Installation

I tried to install windows 8 32bit on my pc. But by mistake i did'nt format the drive & installed over old windows,it showed 2 volumes of win 8 during installation. Then after sucessful ...
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Why Intel Core i3 processor with enough free RAM and low CPU usage become very slow?

In a computer with Intel Core i3 and 4GB of RAM running Windows 8.1 build 9600, in conditions I expect no have performance problems it become very very slow and it's close to freeze (or even freeze ...
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tar complains “No such file or directory”

I'm using bash on Windows (distributed along with msysgit) to zip log files - one archive per date. Problem is, following script does not work and I have no idea why. Cut is here to get part of the ...
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Task Manager processes tab showing exe named eprxymq.exe with a Google Chrome description

My Task Manager processes tab showing exe named eprxymq.exe with a Google Chrome description have been showing up with several entries (more than 5 ) in my task manager. I have done an internet ...
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DriverPack Solution 14.0 Silent Switch

In DPS 14.0 features you can see that silent install option is added but I can not find any documentation which explains the command line arguments. Is there anyone know how to use silent install ...
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Connecting with SMBCLIENT to Windows 7 produces error: “protocol negotiation failed: ERRDOS:ERRnomem”

We've got a home network that has a mix of different operating systems, including two Windows 7 Ultimate PCs, a couple of Android phones, a MacBook Pro and two Linux PCs. My housemates own all but the ...
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Enable remote desktop without a working display

The display on my PC stopped working and I really need to use this PC. How can I enable remote desktop connection "blindly" (via entering commands on the command line)? It's my own PC and I have ...
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NMAP sees open ports, but netstat doesn't show listeners on them

I just scanned my PC remotely with zenmap, and see a number of open ports not related to any services I'm providing. Redacted list of ports: PORT STATE SERVICE 32/tcp filtered unknown ...
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move filename bar.filename, without mentioning filename twice?

How do I move filename to bar.filename without mentioning filename twice? In Bash I can just do: mv {,bar.}filename. I suppose I could do: set filename="foobar" && mv "%filename%" ...
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How do you swap the primary mouse button via commandline in Windows 8?

I've tried RUNDLL32.EXE USER32.DLL,SwapMouseButton But it doesn't work, even when run as administrator. My goal is to make a .bat file that I can call via my fancy shmancy new mouse I bought that ...
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Headphone jack works in Ubuntu but not Windows?

I have an ASUS mobo (an M5A97 if that's relevant). The disk that came with it had RealTek audio drivers on it. When I first built my pc all was well, and the headphone jack worked as it should. After ...
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Upgrading from Windows CE 6.0 to Windows 7?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a USB drive (as in, boot from USB) to upgrade from Windows CE 6.0 up to Windows 7. I have searched online for a solution, but to no avail. I currently have a ...
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How to change the partition scheme

I want to change the partition scheme in my 500 GB HDD from MBR to GPT scheme without losing DATA on it. What are the traditional tools to do this on both windows 7 and Linux(ubuntu)? And what are the ...
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Reposition partition on hard drive

Is there any way using CMD or under windows 7 to reposition a partition (c:\ in my case] from the middle to the first sector on my HDD without losing the DATA it contains. Here is the the case in my ...
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How to get the on-screen fonts in Windows 7 to be as sharp as possible?

I am trying to get the on-screen fonts in Windows 7 to be extremely "in-focus". I have played with the ClearType options but the characters seem to lack sharp edges. What settings can I use to produce ...
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Where is VirtualBox's virtual hard disks repository?

A colleague shared a VirtualBox VM with me. When double clicking the VDI file, VirtualBox opens but I get a few errors (the errors were related to incorrect paths and UUIDs in the VBOX file). So I had ...
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How to know the file history that has been transferred from pc to usb device or vice versa?

When I want to know that if any usb device that has been plugged in a pc recently, I write this command in Windows Powershell. Get-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR\*\* | ...
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How to get 1366x768 resolution from windows 8.1 for my Samsung SA100 monitor

My computer monitor is Samsung SA100 with 1366x768 screen resolution. I'm using Windows 8.1 but it seems my Windows 8.1 doesn't have an option for that screen resolution. Currently I'm running ...
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Switching between user sessions in Windows (Virtual Desktop)

I am looking for a quick way to switch between sessions of different user accounts(Quicker than the standard way, and without re-entering passwords each time). I am thinking of Virtual desktops ...
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How do I prevent Windows from resetting my default Documents folder to OneDrive?

I don't use OneDrive that often. I have changed the default Documents folder save location to Dropbox multiple times, by going to Desktop\Libraries right click Documents, Properties Dropbox, set save ...
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Share internet connection from windows to android via bluetooth

I have an internet connection via ppoe, which works on my pc. My pc is connected to the router via wifi, and I don't think I have a second wifi card (and I don't have an ethernet cable - so I can't ...
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Uninstall MS Office 2010 after installation partition is gone

On one of my PCs Microsoft Office 2010 was installed on partition D. After some reconfiguration this partition (which was on another harddrive) is gone and cannot be restored. Now I am unable to ...
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Ping Reply not getting less than 300+ ms [on hold]

We have Three servers one is for Application software, second DC, Third Exchange, I have unmanageable switch. DC server and Exchange server ping each other with 1ms but the application server not ...
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Unable to delete a large extended partition

I am trying to delete the extended partition 0 because it occupies a lot of space in my disk. I deleted all swap partition and tired again to delete it but it always shows the same error message: ...
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Windows HID-compliant gamepad confusion

I'm having an issue getting a gamepad to work properly. Windows' input-devices system has always confused me, but after some research I've gathered the following: XInput is the latest/most widely ...
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USB hub advertised as 2.0 actually works as 1.1

I bought this USB hub http://www.ebay.com/itm/281298880612 which is supposed to be a USB 2.0 hub. When I plug a pendrive in to the hub, Windows gives the message "This device can perform faster if you ...
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Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7(tried other threads but no luck) [duplicate]

I have a program which keeps on prompting when starting the windows. I have searched lots threads even the thread on Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 I tried everything in ...
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Disk Management Action History/log

I deleted a partition in disk management earlier today, and then extended the partition before it over the newly unallocated space, and now need to recover a file from it. Does Disk Management keep ...
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Change Dual Monitor Behavior

When you setup dual monitors, to move a windows to a different display (monitor), you move it sideways (right or left). Is it possible to change the behavior to move the window by moving vertically, ...
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Need RN52 Win7/64-bit device driver

My Win7/64-bit PC (Model: Lenovo T410) is unable to install/locate an appropriate device driver for RN-52 bluetooth module. It reports a "Bluetooth Peripheral Device" driver issue whenever I try to ...
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How to manipulate the keyboard flags under windows?

My caps lock key is remapped. How do I disable the caps is active flag under windows? I remapped my caps lock key to Ctrl with the help of ac'tivAid and its extension RemapKeys. When my PC is ...
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How can I export video out of Ableton Live without it crashing like crazy? [on hold]

All I could figure out is that if I keep the audio bit depth and bitrate the same across all my settings, from the audio export to video export to soundcard settings, and keep the audio engine off ...
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Save command output to file

I want to run this command on my Windows 7: python Test.py and save its results to text file. Is there any way to do that? I tried this approach: python Test.py > results.txt,results.txt is ...
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Windows server 2012R2 Missing MSVCR120.dll - can't fix

I am using windows server 2012R2 and can't fix this error. The program can't start because MSVCR120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. Un-installing ...
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Why does windows have javaw and java?

Can someone explain to me why windows has a javaw and java executable while unix based systems only hava java. I'm assuming it has to do with the gui and cmd headers in windows but I don't actually ...
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My write protected usb drive [on hold]

My usb became write protected when I took it out from the port while I was copying a large file.I gave it to a computer solution for it's repairing. They said that virus is causing problem in it's ...
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Which part of Windows are irreplacable? [duplicate]

Let's say you are tasked with backing up a Windows installation. You could back up everything, but that's inefficient. One can make a backup more compact by considering these directories: (1) Much ...