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MSI Z97S can't work with WIN 10

I have an MSI Z97S with Click Bios 4 But, however, I need to install Windows 10 on this machine. I do not need to know how to create a bootable usb, I already know how ** All I need to know is how to ...
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Annoying windows error when trying to remove folders

I started getting error when trying to delete one or more folders in Windows 8.1. The action can't be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer - Close file and try again I can't figure ...
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Creating A Backup DVD of Windows 10

I purchased Windows 8.1 around 2 years back, I have the original DVD, and installed it on my laptop. Later, I upgraded it to Windows 10 around 8 months back. I want to completely remove everything ...
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Two finger scroll stops working and pointer speed reduces

I am on a Dell laptop running Windows 10 and after a while two finger scroll gets disabled somehow and pointer speed reduces to a crawl. It almost always happens when I connect an external wireless ...
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How to get the setup menu on a HP Pavilion 550-170na Desktop PC

This is a new PC and it works ok with the default install of Windows 10 Home edition on a slow disk, but I want to wipe that out and install Win 10 Pro on an SSD instead. But I can't find a way to ...
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Permission Issue on Share Folder (Windows 2008)

I'm trying to figure out where exactly the issue is but still couldn't figure out. To start of withh, I have simply created few groups (finance, corporate... etc) and added users (finance user, ...
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undocumented SID structure on windows 10 [S-1-19-512-4096]

regarding this question: Cannot write on WindowsApps directories and restore files After hitting to wall trying to restore some files inside this directory c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\ on windows ...
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How to change title of cmd window without get user info first?

With the Windows title command it is possible to change title of the current cmd window, like: title Alfa But when logged in as "Administrator" this makes the title "Administrator: Alfa", so when ...
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A task inside my windows task scheduler will cause my server to stop responding

I have the following AppPoolActivation.ps1 file, to call a URL :- [System.Net.ServicePointManager]::ServerCertificateValidationCallback = {$true} $request = ...
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Pertaining to windows monitor snapping feature

When I drag a window, three boxes appear which will allow me to snap to any of the three monitors I am currently using. Is this a feature of Windows 10 and if so, how can I disable this particular ...
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Is there a way to reusing a product key for Windows? (with specific details, please read description) [duplicate]

Here's how the story goes Bob buys a laptop with the Windows 7 OS on it (on the bottom of the laptop is a windows 7 product key, but it's useless, because it's already used on that laptop) He then ...
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Upgrading to a 64 bit computer

I used a 32 bit computer with a 32 bit version of windows 7 until very recently, when the motherboard failed. I purchased a new computer, which is 64 bit. I would like to use my harddrive from my old ...
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Imaging Debian + Windows to USB Drive

Essentially I want to have a bootable image of Debian on a USB drive + Windows partition (fat32) on the same drive. I've stuck the fat32 partition in sdb1 (because Windows seems to be oblivious to ...
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USMT excluding this computer

i'm trying to use USMT to migrate user profiles from one system to another. Here's the command i'm using: C:\USMT\amd64\scanstate.exe F:\Profile /ue:DOMAIN\* /ue:%computername%\* ...
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Hack to make MS Windows look like corrupted for others [on hold]

Here is an interesting situation. A friend of mine is very annoyed of someone using his PC. And in current circumstances he cannot ask the person not to use his PC. He want me (as a technical person) ...
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Windows logoff user commandline

I would to logoff a user using command line witch should be done using username not session id it should be done forcefully i tried : shutdown -l but it works only for the current user also tried ...
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How to _batch_ extract all subtitles from MKV etc. and then remove the subtitles

Any of you know how to batch extract and then remove all subtitles from MKV files on windows platform. the output name should be like the input name just add .language.srt example output.eng.srt or ...
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Cannot write on WindowsApps directories and restore files

With two words, I cannot restore this file SQLite3Wrapper.dll in their location c:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.BingWeather_4.8.239.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe The story behind and what I ...
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Any software to change the keyboard layout switching behaviour in Windows? [duplicate]

To clarify: I know there's a lot of different software that alters the key bindings or even swaps between common layout pairs automatically. Perhaps there's too much because finding something I need ...
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SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED Windows 10

Today my Windows-10 computer "ran into a problem". I don't remember doing any system critical things before. The problem is that... there is no real message here! It just says "Hey, your computer ...
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Rdp through internet, one public ip, few computers [duplicate]

I need to connect to remote computers through the internet by rdp, but public ip is only one - router have it, so i can`t find computers. Question is - how can i solve this problem ?
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Enable Wifi via batch file in Windows 10

In Windows 10 a Wifi Adapter has a Software and a Hardware state. When I do netsh wlan show interfaces I get the following output. (Sorry my Windows is german) ... Name : WiFi ...
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How to repair Windows 10 in Dell Inspiron 15 3000 [on hold]

I was using Windows 10 in my laptop but I try to install Linux for dual boot It was taking so much time so I turned off my laptop. When I restart it I was unable to start Windows 10 it is showing an ...
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How to subtract values from a numeric string, in Windows command line?

In Windows command-line I can print the year of the current date by doing this: echo %date:~10,4% result: 2016 Of course, depending on how dates are displayed in your language you need to change ...
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Change http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=219472&clcid=0x409 to my captive portal login page

My ISP uses captive portal which automatically logs out after few minutes of inactivity. Whenever I resume from sleep http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=219472&clcid=0x409 link opens in my ...
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Custom combining mobile data and wifi on windows 7

I have 2 internet sources 3G based Huawei E3533 Dongle (usb) with unlimited bandwidth and speed (Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device ) 4G Huawei router (Wi-Fi) with limited bandwith and ...
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Will BoxStarter's Install-WindowsUpdate reboot the machine?

I use BoxStarter Install-WindowsUpdate to keep my development machines up to date. I run it from the PowerShell commandline. PS C:\Users\Administrator> Install-WindowsUpdate I think I one time ...
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Is there a way to limit bandwidth usage on Windows 7?

Often, I tether my Android smartphone to my Windows 7 PC, while travelling. This office PC has many background data-consuming applications (like software update, virus definition downloads, large ...
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How to connect two different OS machines using Ethernet cable for file transfer?

I have Linux Mint (Similar to Ubuntu). When we try to connect two Windows PCs through an Ethernet cable, we can directly transfer the files. But when we replace one machine with a Linux-based PC, it ...
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Procmon: create pmc file via script or load pmf file through command line

I'm trying to automate usage of procmon and I would like to specify arbitrary filters. I see that you can do that from the command line by loading a .pmc file with /loadconfig. So I am supposing I ...
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Keyboard behaving strangely in Windows 10

The keyboard on my HP Laptop has started acting strangely. When I press CTRL, it starts zooming out (which could indicate that the hyphen/minus key is being pressed). When I press right arrow key, ...
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What is the best way to automate Windows at a high level? [on hold]

I have been using AHK for a while, but since it is mainly for hotkeys I am wondering if there is something more powerful out there.
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Need to create a DB with a user in Oracle DB 12c [on hold]

I feel bad for even asking this, but it seems completely impossible to find any documentation/examples on using Oracle DB that actually make the assumption that you know/have nothing. Everything goes ...
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Odd Windows Font-Rendering Issue

I've grappled with this issue for too long--now I would love some outside help. * This has nothing to do with VM technology--see added note at end of post * The attached image contains a ...
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Manually exclude drive letter in windows defender

Is there a way to manually exclude a drive from Windows Defender in Windows 10? I know how to do it with the control panel. But the problem is that this requires the drive to be plugged in, but if I ...
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Unable to Remote Desktop into Windows 10 PC

I have a physical Windows 10 machine on my network that I use as a Plex Media Server and Steam machine. It's connected directly via ethernet to my router. All devices on my network are able to use the ...
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Can't boot windows. Is cloning the HD and restoring after a Windows 7 reinstall a good solution

Can't get past the black screen with cursor in Windows 7 when I start my laptop. I've tried many solutions but I think it's not fixable. If I clone this drive and then reinstall windows, will I be ...
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How do I install El Capitan on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. I have totally formatted it and installed Win7. Also I have made two partitions (Not bootcamp method) now there's no trace of Mac OS in this MacBook pro. Now I want to ...
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Can't clear Recycle Bin, too many files

due to a problem while zipping a large file I ended up with around half a million tiny files in my recycling bin. When I try to empty the bin the computer crashes after a while and after alerting me ...
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Allow Standard User run application as admin

we have a shortcut that is calling a .exe file that requires admin rights by the UAC. I would like to be able to run the application without any admin rights or give the standard user admin rights ...
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All users applications on taskbar

I would like to know, is it possible to see all logged user's active applications on task bar at Windows 7? I mean like user X has firefox and chrome ran and user Y got paint ran i switch to user X ...
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Windows RegEdit: How to properly quote Cygwin commands in Registry “RunAs” entry?

I have a Windows machine with Cygwin/X installed and X11 server running. I want to open text files with Cygwin/X's GVim. I already have it set up, with the appropriate Registry entry at ...
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Windows And Application Settings Disabled By Administrator/Organizer on a PERSONAL computer

I am not able to change some of the settings because they are enforced by my Administrator/organizer, but the catch is that my laptop is a private/personal computer that I purchased myself and is not ...
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How do you schedule a task (using schtasks.exe) to run once and delete itself?

I want to schedule a task from the command prompt (using schtasks.exe) to run once and delete the task entry from the Task Scheduler Library after completion. After looking through the usage guide, I ...
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DSIM.exe wont remove files

I need some help cleaning up a winsxs folder that is about 15GB in widows7. I went to this page, hoping that i could use the dsim command to reduce the size of winsxs. instead I get error 87, "remove ...
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Extract .tar.gz file that has files with .gz extension

Using this question I 'zipped' the folder with thousands of images on apache server. This apparently changed the files inside the folder itself and zipped the files. But that's not the issue atm. I ...
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Windows 10 search indexing does not find my files

I am having problems getting the search indexing in Windows 10 to work. This have been bugging me for months and I have searched the internet for hours without finding an effective solution. Problem: ...
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windows admin command prompt find file by name

I know I have a file named Foo.bar somewhere on my Windows computer. I want to open an admin command prompt, and with a few commands, find the file. Hopefully without disabling UAC, opening other UIs ...
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Windows is showing two icons for each file in search. Why?

I've made a search in Local Disk to find all my PDF files. When the search concluded, each file has two icons. Screenshot to illustrate the problem: When I click in one of the "pair of files" ...
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Listing folders in CMD which does NOT have a specific subfolder

I've an issue where i need to locate all folders on a drive which does NOT have a folder in them called "Arg".. I know how to do it in reverse using DIR, i.e to find all subfolder with a specific ...