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Is it good to change icons in Windows using icons from other manufacturers?

Currently I use Windows 7 Ultimate. I want to change the icons in it(no customization). I prefer to download icons pack from other manufacturers like ...
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Windows: ping's timestamp option

The Windows "Shell" (cmd) provides the following option for ping: -s Count : Specifies that the Internet Timestamp option in the IP header is used to record the time of arrival for the Echo ...
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ntldr, boot.ini, etc not found on Windows XP SP 2 running on VMware

So I am reading a book on how to pass the A+ certification and was following along with the book when I noticed that my version of Windows, Windows XP - Service Pack 2 - Home Edition made for Dell ...
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How do I delete symlinks from a Windows folder with a batch file/script?

How do I delete all symlinks and only all symlinks from a folder with a batch file/script? The folder is c:\wamp\www, and this is what I've tried: Content files delete.cmd for /f "delims=" %%D in ...
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Changing the default view in OOWriter “Save As…” Dialog

I often have this workflow: Open an OpenOffice Writer file from the File Explorer, then "Save As..." as a different, similarly named, document into the same folder. For instance, opening ...
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Why would Windows 7 say I'm low on memory when I appear to gave 2GB+ free?

Why would Windows 7 say I'm low on memory when I appear to gave 2GB-3GB of free RAM? (on a 12GB machine) Surely 2.2GB+ is quite a lot of free RAM and it shouldn't be warning me at this stage? Also ...
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How to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer (to left side)

I have been looking for a way to change the location of details pane in Windows 8 file explorer. All I've found is how to show it on bottom just like Windows 7. But I want to move it to the left side ...
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Why do Windows file windows populate faster than OSX?

I apologize for only having anecdotal data available, but whenever I use a Windows machine I'm impressed with how quickly a window loads its directory information. My mac often takes several seconds ...
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Why has the ratio on my video changed between programs?

I am using a Mac and have set my video 1440 x 1080 Codec set to H.264, this shows up on quicktime fine as well as any video sharing websites, youtube for example. However when put onto a pc using ...
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Why are two different hard drives listed as one disk in Disk Management?

I feel like there's something going wrong with my hard drives on my computer... Yesterday two I use for storage (M: and H:) stopped working altogether. Today they came back and seem fine, but now I ...
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what cygwin packages do I need to install to be able to run commands from cmd.exe on windows?

I am trying to install JSCover http://sourceforge.net/projects/jscover/files/JSCover-0.2.0.zip/download, I snooped around and figured that to run .sh files on windows easiest option is to install ...
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Why are system32 files not hidden? [on hold]

Today my professor and I were discussing hidden files, and he mentioned how some system files were hidden. When I asked why, he likened it to using a safe, that the developers of Windows wanted to ...
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Use Explorer for deleting files/folders in Total Commander

Putting ExplorerForCopy=1 in the .ini file instructs Total Commander to use Explorer for copying of files, but is there a similar option to make it use Explorer for deleting files and folders? I need ...
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WINSCP: task scheduler not working but is working when executed from winscp console?

I have been trying to run a task scheduler named "Backup" that downloads the specified file from the FTP server to my local directory. When I executed the command manually from the winscp console it ...
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Move my existing Windows installation onto a SSD

I've just bought a 240Gb SSD, while my existing laptop hard drive is 1Tb. I have made a 'clean-ish' version of Windows 8.1 from the 1Tb drive and saved a Macrium Reflect image of this partition - Can ...
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Windows.old directory after Win8.1 upgrade

I've recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from 8 and have noticed a Windows.old folder - this is pretty big (about 10Gb) and could use the space - would I have any issues in the future by simply deleting ...
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How to show “Run as different user” on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1?

Is it possible to show the "Run as different user" option for applications on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1? I have enabled Show "Run as different user" command on Start user policy but to no avail. ...
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Windows: Is there any way to disable UI resizing?

I'm on Windows. As I always insist on the default appearances of GUI, I want to prevent accidental resizing (e.g. window resizing, column resizing). Any way to disable resizing (like they are locked)? ...
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How to start a program when another one is started

I want a program to start each time another one is starting. Here's an example: Each time I start Google Chrome, I would like iTunes to start at the same time. Also, I want it to start when I click ...
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Google Chrome and Helvetica font issues?

Recently I purchased the entire Helvetica and Helvetica Neue font family, however, once installed my web browsing design changed significantly. It's even doing it on this page: I've done a little ...
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Disconnect a Terminal Server session… is it even possible?

I am trying to disconnect a remote terminal server session. I wonder if I even have the administrative privileges to do so. Using this description: ...
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Is it safe to manually manipulate contents of $RECYCLE.BIN

I was wondering if anybody knows whether it is safe to manually delete or move files found in LETTER:\$RECYCLE.BIN folders? If a file is placed into the recycle bin and then I manually move it from ...
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Driver “Policies” Tab not showing in Windows

I have a Marvell driver that in earlier versions of Windows it showed a "Policies" tab in the Properties of it in the Device Manager, but not anymore in Windows 8/8.1. It is something like this: ...
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Skype calls not resolved

I'm facing the following problem with skype : despite being online, seeing my contacts online and being able to chat with them, I can't call them and they can't call me either. When someone tries, it ...
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Is there any way to do UHD ( 3840x2160 ) at 60Hz on a motherboard with only PCIe 2?

I'm on a semi-high end workstation whose motherboard from what I can tell only has PCIe 2 support/slots. It has a "1 PCIe x16 (x8 routing)(under 25W only)" slot, but I have a power supply w/ the cable ...
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Installation order: Drivers before updates or the other way around? [on hold]

I have a question concerning the order of operations done after a clean install. Basically my question is this: Which of the following things should I install first: drivers (FYI I will be installing ...
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Boot the PC directlly into WindowsRecovery environment?

I know the way to restart the PC to boot directlly into "Safe Mode" using bcdedit command like this: bcdedit.exe /set {current} safeboot minimal But there is a way (using bcdedit or don't) to ...
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DFS Folder Target Selection Process

I have DFS running 1 DFS Namespace with 2 folder targets for that share, both on the same site. I map a drive to the DFS Namespace. How does the client (or server) determine which folder target is ...
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How do I run a JAR file without installing Java?

My question may seem odd but this is indeed what I need to do. For the first in the last (maybe) 10 years I have to run a JAR file in my computer. But I don't want to install 'the Java' (and all those ...
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Setting the default left-click action on a specific shortcut to “Open” or “Run as administrator”

I have two separate machines (running Windows Server 20008 R2), which both have the same application installed on them (in this case SQL Server Management Studio). If I right-click on the Start menu ...
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Windows Hard Drive swap [duplicate]

I am going to be moving a HDD from one computer to another identical one. Can I just switch out the hard drives, or will I have to dd the old one onto the one that is already in there?
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Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful? [duplicate]

Currently my system runs on Windows 7. Recently I tried to install(upgrade to 8 from 7) Windows 8 twice and failed. The installation worked fine for almost the end. The installation procedure ...
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Chrome seems to lock up Windows

For weeks now, every other day, my desktop running Windows 7 locks up and requires hitting the Reset button. I notice that it's always while Chrome is running, and apparently always when there's a ...
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.NET 4.5 for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

Is it possible to install .NET 4.5 on Windows Embedded POSReady 2009? Essentially I would like to run WPF 4.5 applications. I cannot find anything online, but as far as I understand POSReady 2009 ...
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Allow terminal servers users to search within file contents

Ok, so we have this customer who wants to search within .docx and .doc files. They work on three Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop servers and all the .doc and .docx files are stored on a seperate fileserver. ...
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Why does ffprobe report an incorrect number of frames?

I have a small video file which ffprobe describes as:- Input #0, avi, from 'sample.avi': Metadata: encoder : Lavf55.12.100 Duration: 00:00:35.00, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 546 kb/s Stream #0:0: ...
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Windows 7 taking too much time for shutting down?

I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 installed in it. My PC has a Pentium dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Both OS are working without any problems. But when it comes to the case of shut ...
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Reset Internet Proxy Remembered Account on Windows

When you go to internet across a proxy server, windows ask you for your username and password and you can tell it that remeber that account and password forever. My problem is that I need to change ...
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Windows 8 installation on VHD

This tutorial is exactly what im trying to accomplish: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-to-use-a-vhd-to-dual-boot-windows-8-on-a-windows-7-pc_p3/4847 to install windows 8 on a VHD. I created the VHD ...
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Windows conncetions to ISP provider [on hold]

Could anybody provide a bit more information as to why Windows (8.1 Home's explorer process) would need a direct connection to one of my ISP provider's machines? I asked the provider for help but all ...
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Cannot shrink C: Partition beyond 297 MB

What I am trying to accomplish is to shrink my C drive by 50 GB and make that 50 GB into a new partition to install windows 8 on. In Disk Management it shows I have Disk 0 with 4 partitions : ...
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Not properly functioning virtual 7.1

I recently bought a F.R.E.Q. 7 headset by Mad Catz, and I have quite a problem with its virtual 7.1. I found out about it after I installed the drivers and tried to use the 7.1. It worked, however it ...
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Keep laptop screen turned off even if keys are pressed

Is there any way to keep a laptop screen turned off even if some key is pressed? Sometimes you may need to fast-forward or rewind a sound clip, but do not want the screen to come back on. Is it ...
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Cannot delete user profile created on Windows Server 2008

I created an account on Windows Server. But the problem comes when i want to delete the user profile. I have tried deleting it from Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Users -> Delete the profile. ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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Upload the whole directory with ftp from command line [duplicate]

I've got this .bat file: ftp -s:commands.txt commands.txt: open www.domain.nl username password cd path/to/upload/to/ prompt how can I now upload the folder where I ran the .bat to the server? ...
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installing a “sample” windows installation, and cloning it for other computers different specifications

From time to time, I have to format / upgrade office computers. Is it possible to like install a sample Windows installation, and then somehow clone it over to other computers? Note that not all ...
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Create XLS or CSV from file names in folder on Windows?

I have a few hundred files in a folder on a Windows 7 machine. Is there a way to generate an XLS, or CSV file from the file names in the folder? A text file is fine as well; Just looking for any ...
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Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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Digital Signboard: Windows Embedded 8.1 vs Windows 8.1 [on hold]

We are redeveloping a digital signboard application using Microsoft technologies (previously it was developed and used on Linux). We have decided that Windows Presentation Foundation is the most ...