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A particular app (Visual Studio 2013) has lost write access to particular directories

I'm a software developer working in a large corporate environment that uses roaming profiles accross the network so my profile directory is stored on a network location: \\nas\home$\username and ...
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How to download files with time-based bandwidth limitations?

I have huge files (15 Gb) to download from a provider which asks me to not download these files during buisness hours. I've tried using FlashGet, or Free Download Manager, but I can't schedule ...
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Curl globbing (asterisk expansion) on windows

On windows, in git bash (but in system console too, I think) Why curl ignores all my attempts to disable globbing and expands asterisk? $ GLOBIGNORE="*"; set -f; curl --noproxy "*" ...
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How to Paste raw text from clipboard to Windows Explorer

I have some text I want to copy, for example from an office document, from a mail document or anything else, into the windows explorer (the browser) without formatting. I have tried to paste the ...
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Windows explorer crashes & restarts when I try to open a video file in Windows 8.1

My Dell Laptop XPS has Windows 8.1 as its OS. Whenever I open Windows Explorer and try to open a Quicktime Player file or an MP4 file, Windows explorer crashes, BSOD appears for a few seconds and then ...
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How can I capture the hardware configuration of all systems in a network

How can I capture the hardware configuration of all systems in a network, using script? Is it possible?
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Error of initialization of IIS 7

My Windows Server is in Portuguese Brazil. Sorry , I'm not fluent English. After an upgrade my Windows Server 2008 R2 spent facing problems with IIS (version 7 ) . Whenever I try to start the IIS ...
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Ubuntu like Window Management for Windows

Is the an expose like system that acts like ubuntu's but is for windows? Please refer me to a different site if this should be posted elsewhere.
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The requested system device cannot be found

I dual boot windows 8.1 and arch linux. And evety time I boot windows, I have to run ntfsfix on arch linux after that on any drive to be able to mount it (on arch). Accidently I ran it on my windows ...
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Smart card setup - Gemalto Cryptoflex 64K V2c

I have recently acquired a few Gemalto Cryptoflexes (as above) and I'm trying to get them to work for smart card login. The card has a minidriver which is ActivIdentity Mini Driver (Gemalto ...
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Remote controlling an Intel NUC

I've recently got the Intel NUC N2820 kit, with a Core Celeron SoC - So no vPro here. I connected it to my TV initially to install Windows 10 on it, and after everything was set up (including checking ...
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Write specific text a .txt file with Batch script

I have a script that install several programs. I would like to write a series of batch scripts to log these installs. I was hoping to find a command that would allow me to select this text file ...
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Do no pop up spam message notifications in Thunderbird on Windows

In Windows 8 I don't mind the pop up notifications of new email messages, but I wish it would not do it for messages that it flags as * * * SPAM * * *. Is it possible to leave this enabled for ...
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How do I get IE to prompt before opening a pdf file?

When clicking on a link to a pdf file, Internet Explorer simply opens it in Adobe Reader. How do I make it ask for confirmation first?
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Is there any way to edit the dconf settings of GTK on a WindowsNT Install?

I am trying to help the OP of this question: http://stackoverflow.com/q/28157314/1695680 And I suspect their gtk install has some default settings that are undesirable. On Linux I believe these ...
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Windows 8 is blocking port 25 [on hold]

I have 3 computers at home: two with Windows 8 and one with Windows 7. Both W8 computers are blocking port 25. I'm trying telnet [server] 25 and I can't reach it. W7 works OK so it's not an ISP ...
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Recent Windows Update causing Admin issues in Windows 7

After a recent Windows Update in December 2014 or January 2015, I now have to run a lot of programs as Administrator in order to avoid access/security errors. I'm not sure why, as I'm a local ...
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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Translate ssh tunneling command to Bitvise settings

With the help of an expert, I have set up a ssh tunnel. The sever side is all set up (I own the sever), and I can use the following command the set up the client side (on Mac/Linux): ssh -f ...
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Sonicwall Netextender - I have no idea what to do with this prompt

I've been using SonicWALL NetExtender to connect to a server and it's been working for a while, but when I started my pc today it came up with this prompt: I thought that I had to change the VPN ...
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How to reinstall Chrome on Windows [on hold]

Looks to me that the only way to reinstall chrome on windows is to uninstall it and reintall it manually. Is there an easier way to do it?
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Dual booting Error of Windows 8.1 and Windows server 2008R2

I have pre-loaded Windows 8.1 OS (Genuine) in my laptop. There was only 2 Partitions (C & D) in it. Windows 8.1 is in C drive. Now I wanna install Windows Server 2008 R2 in separate partition. So ...
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How to stop Windows 10 build 9926 from installing

I'm on a brand new Dell XPS 15 and the new Technical Preview build 9926 is completely unusable. It's not compatible with my intel and Nvdia drivers and most of the time I get stuck on a black screen ...
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Media server with authentication and on the fly transcode [on hold]

I want a home video server which would allow me to stream videos from my PC to my Android device on the fly. These are the requirements: Free Supports authentication (I don't want anyone on the ...
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Writing a batch script to swith between connecting through a proxy server or not

When at work I have to connect to a proxy server and at home there is no server, so every morning I have to go through the fairly tedious routine of ticking the box in Control panel --> Configure ...
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Copying and deleting time lengths different for same file size

It took about 40 minutes to transfer a 90GB folder from my desktop to my external HDD. Why does it take over 3 hours to delete that same 90GB folder from my desktop? I understand that the file ops are ...
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Automatic usage of Upload bandwidth. How to prevent this?

My network usage is tremendously increasing from the last couple of days. My upload bandwidth increases everyday. After turning on the computer in the morning and within the next one hour, upload ...
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How do I keep folder integrity when compressing files in different folders

I have a batch file that runs on our dedicated servers every day and compresses the files. Here is a piece of the batch file: %SUBDIR%7z a -tzip %fullname% %datapath%\*.txt >>%LOGFILE% ...
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Windows 8.1 folder selection dialog missing My Computer and sub-items

I've noticed that on many different applications (everything from Picasa backup to the Elder Scrolls Online installer), the standard folder selection dialog on my Windows 8.1 x64 system does not offer ...
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Force javascript to use a non-default sound device

I'm trying to force a single page that's playing audio through javascript to use a different soundcard from the rest of the browser(from the rest of the system actually). My current understanding is ...
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What's the difference between PCL6, PS, PPD, and XPS printer drivers? Which one's the best? [on hold]

I'm installing drivers for a network printer, and during the installation process, I'm presented with these options: There was also a driver package I could have downloaded from the manufacturer's ...
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Will a large block size affect speed noticeably? [on hold]

I've seen discussions about it being fine to have a large block size on drives where large files will be stored because not much space will be wasted. But will it also help to speed up reading? I'm ...
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Suggest a dictionary application, keyboard controlled and easy to use [on hold]

I'd like to find a small dictionary or translation app for Windows that would be able to do the following: Usually stay out of sight, by being an icon in the notification area or something like ...
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In Windows, what is a built-in way to make drag-and-drop more difficult to occur accidentally?

Is there a "native" Windows way to prevent users from accidentally moving folders and files due to accidental "drag-and-drop"? Because of the default of a 4-pixel movement needed to trigger a ...
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How to prepare Laptop (or other device) for a mobile hotspot to save data

I want to browse the internet with my laptop over my mobile data plan using a mobile Wi-Fi- or USB hotspot. My data plan is limited to a certain amount of data and I don't want to spend that on ...
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SSD in external USB 3.0 closure not recognized as SSD

I've brought an SSD and external closure that supports UASP and USB 3.0. The drive is recognized and the speed is ok. But the drive is recognized as normal hard drive by Windows (8.1). I.e. when I ...
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Need an application that can accept TCP data and forward data to URL (HTTP)

I have bought a GPS tracker that submits data to an IP on a specified port. The data is TCP, not HTTP. I want to receive this data in a PHP script. In other words, I need an application that can run ...
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Particular Windows user restricted to 8.3 format file names on a particular server

Our office uses locked down PCs which are prepared off-site and installed by an engineer so I have no insight into the build process. One colleague had a PC replaced this week and since then he is ...
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In Windows 10, is Technical Preview the same as Consumer Preview?

I've just installed the Technical Preview of Windows 10. However, the name confused me as in the Windows event they called it the Consumer Preview. When I go to the Windows Insider Program, I can only ...
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Outlook 2013 “forgets” settings after few minutes

I am using Outlook 2013 on Windows 7. I want my Outlook to show number of unread messages in inbox instead of total number of messages in my inbox. I have made the change according to "Method B" of ...
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Git for Windows 8

I was trying to install Git for Windows 8.1 . The application did not start and this is what I get from the log file: Please help. The following properties have been set: Property: [AdminUser] = true ...
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How to show boot messages instead of logo animations in Windows 8.1?

Is it possible to see boot messages on Windows boot instead of logo animations? Like it happens with Linux boot. I want to know what is happening if boot hangs.
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Windows file share not working

There are two issues may be they're related. I have a laptop with certain folders marked shared with full access to everyone. I checked all the advanced sharing options and everything seems fine. ...
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Confusions with USB booting with Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L Main board

Hey guys i am using Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L Mainboard and i created a usb bootable device using Rufus and when i tried to boot form the existing options in the BIOS which are- Hard disk CDROM ZIP ...
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Windows 8.1 resets to low resolution after extended shutdown

I have tried troubleshooting this for weeks and I still don't know why it's happening. Basically, when I shut down my desktop at night, when I turn it on the next morning there's a high chance that ...
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How to install osx or windows on my iphone 6? [on hold]

My pc is slow. Can I install Windows or OSX on my iPhone 6 so that I can use it as a computer and use its resources including cpu, disk space etc,,, and use the screen and mouse of my laptop?
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Accidentally removed my “Documents” from my “Libraries”

By mistake I removed the my "Documents" folder from my "Libraries" The folder still exist however under C:\Users\user\Documents, I didn't delete any files. How can I restore the my "Documents back to ...
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How to delete lost files in NTFS drive

I faced a problem like the one described here. Basically, after connecting my NTFS external hard drive to my TV, two folders were lost, appearing only as a 0KB file. I have been able to recover the ...
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How to create second color calibration profile in Windows 8 and switch between the two?

Windows 8 offers Display Color Calibration wizard. (Control Panel > Display > Calibrate Color.) It is great for basic use. Its only downside is that it always changes current color profile, giving no ...
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Debian and Win 8.1 Dual Boot (Separate HDD)

Im trying to install Debian on my new laptop. I have a 128GB SSD and 1TB HDD. Windows is on the SSD, and i want to install debian on the other drive. My problem is, when i install debian, i put the ...