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Very High Memory Usage on Windows 10

I've tried to follow this tutorial: Windows 10 high memory usage (unknown reason) but to no avail. I have 8 GB of DRR3 gig ram installed and 6.1 GB are being used right now. The processes do not ...
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Windows Update errors on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

I've recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and there are more than 200 updates available, I let Windows Update download and install the updates but when the computer restarts, the logon (blue ...
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How can I get Windows to work again?

Long story short, I did a bunch of themeing on my Windows 7 laptop. It worked great for a while. Then explorer.exe crapped out on me. The themeing process had me rename the original file so I could ...
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Fast acces to OneDrive as file system for backups

I was going to use the robocopy utility from Windows 10 to backup some folders to my OneDrive storage as described in this article: ...
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Windows 10 Firewall keeps blocking Windows Update

I have configured the Windows 10 firewall so as to block outbound traffic to the internet with very few exceptions (core network, Firefox, Outlook) and allow all standard local network traffic (files, ...
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Is there a script to reserve but not install/download Windows 10?

I need an easy way to reserve Windows 10 on numerous PCs but without actually upgrading yet.
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Strange behaviour: Quotes show only after typed twice [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7. After adding some East Asian Fonts - I started having strange phenomena with quotes: For instance, if I type a " (double quotes), it won't show. But, if I type a " again, both ...
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Apply share permissions via command line to a folder where a share already exists

If a share exists for a given folder (let's say C:\Test) and I want to amend the sharing permissions without removing the share itself, I would only be able to do this via the Windows GUI. However, ...
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What are these “trash” files on my local drive?

This isn't the first time it has happened, but now that I clean installed the new Windows, I'd like to have everything neat and sparkling. Unfortunately, these files are in the way of achieving that. ...
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Running a Windows bat script within the same window in a vb script

I have a VB script that I launch from a Windows command prompt via cscript (so that the VB Script is running within that Window). I want that script to call a bat script so that the bat script runs as ...
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see the programs, file explorer and … that linked into specific hard drive [duplicate]

if u want to eject a external hard drive from ur computer from device and printer some times it tells u cannot ejected because the hard drive in use or something how can i exactly see which programs ...
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Bios start screen is shown even though UEFI fast boot is enabled

I installed Windows 10 from scratch (clean install) to avoid problems which could arise when upgrading my old Windows 8.1 to 10. Everything went well and new installation booted up very fast. ...
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Grub and independent boot managers for each Windows install

My computer hard disk has 3 partitions where one contains Windows 7, another one with Windows 10 and another one with GNU/Gentoo Linux. As boot manager I'm using Grub (v1) but when I installed ...
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No Recovery Console option on Windows XP CD boot

It jumps straight to partitions window: But I need this screen: So what is it? I got this friend PC that gets BSOD on load and I am planning to run the Recovery Console on his Windows XP SP3 ...
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Is it possible to revert a RAID 1 operation?

I accidentaly turned a full disk into an exact replicate of another, now I'm struggling to find a way to restore my lost files. Is there any ?
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VM Support for Custom PCIe Interface

We have a MS Windows application that talks to external equipment over a custom PCIe interface and a performance sensitive environment. We would like to enable the application to run on a VM. This ...
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How can I run this .vbs on another domain computer?

I wrote this VBS that shows Windows key: Set WshShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") MsgBox ConvertToKey(WshShell.RegRead("HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\DigitalProductId")) ...
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How to create task for account lock event?

I am able to display a message manually by creating a task on windows lock. But when I use the following command from command prompt it does not work. schtasks /Create /SC ONEVENT /MO ...
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How NOT to display my country's version of US websites

Facebook, Twitter, and so many websites somehow automatically detect that I am not American living in a non-American country and displays my language version of their website. Problem is that such ...
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Open CMD as admin with Windows+R shortcut

My preference for running CMD is to use Windows+R » type cmd » Enter. But this doesn't open it with admin rights. Is there a way to type your way through to command prompt with admin rights?
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Can I connect 2 computers using a Thunderbolt cable?

I wonder if it's possible to transfer data between 2 Windows-controlled computers using a Thunderbolt cable?
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Downloading pictures from a website

Problem downloading pictures from a website I'm trying to download products pictures of a website. I used HTTrack and it downloaded I think most of the content, not all the pictures I need For ...
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Difference between Graphical and Processor clock and underclocking a video card

What is the difference between Graphics Clock and Processor clock? On this screenshot of NVIDIA control panel, these are two different sliders, and I don't believe that NVIDIA controls your ...
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which operating system works best? [on hold]

I have an IntelCore 2 duo T5870 @ 2.00Ghz 778MHz 1 GB RAM laptop working on windows xp. I am getting mesaages from windows that the Windows xp support has been stopped. so now im planning of ...
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Windows 10 Product Key Expiration

Here's what my Windows 10 32-bit Enterprise Edition is showing via slmgr/xps method of activation check : What should i do ? Thanks
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Strange temporary “Access denied” error accessing encrypted file

After a system reboot (Win7 x64), an application (Pidgin) reported that it couldn't access a file (blist.xml) in its subdir under AppData\Roaming\. The subdir was encrypted. Accessing the file with ...
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Installing Ubuntu 15.05 alongside Windows 8.1

I've been trying to install Ubuntu 15.04 alongside Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 is currently installed, the computer has two drives, both of which (as near as I can tell), use GPT. The first drive is an ...
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See what application hijacked right ctrl shortcut key

As a developper, my life depends on ctrl-c, ctrl-v .. and most importantly, ctrl-z! My left ctrl key is no longer recognized. I tried setting english language at top, but I suspect an application ...
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I deleted ProgramDataUpdater schedule task by mistake

Rundll32 had high disk usage,I googled and found that it's the programdataupdater found in scheduled tasks.Someone recommend to disable or to kill itself after 1 min.I wanted to do that but I ended up ...
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Windows 10 upgrade issue

yesterday i ran upgrade from windows 8 to windows 10. Upgrade finished first two categories, then i accidentally turn of the computer when it was configuring settings. Now windows doesn't start, only ...
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Windows Office 2010 Uninstall taking very long to complete?

I work in an office of about 150 computers that me and another guy manage, I'm helping him out for about a month and the current task at hand for me is installing Office 365 on most computers. We ...
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Does an upgrade to Windows 10 preserve registry settings

Our software is relying on Java's built in presistent Preferences, which stores all settings in the registry under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Prefs Should these registry keys be preserved ...
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Give each NodeJs Process a name in Windows TaskList

I have many nodejs software running. (Each node.exe is other script) I want to understand the memory, cpu of each of them. But all looks similar at Windows TaskList An image of Windows Task List:
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Constantly getting this error on Chrome "Resolving Host”

I have been getting this error constantly my desktop and laptop and the way I do is to run the below batch file but after a day or so its come back again and I'm looking for a more permanent fix then ...
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How to edit logon screen icons of Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is it possible to change the Windows 7 logon screen icons and layout bitmaps (of the buttons, etc)? Powerful example of I want to edit: Also, is it possible to remove the frame border over the ...
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How to take a shadowless screenshot on Windows 10?

Using Alt+Print on the keyboard, a screenshot of the currently active window is copied to the clipboard. Unfortunately, on Windows 10 this also takes the area of the window's shadow into the ...
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Which program to use to enable SMB for PsExec?

I want to use a netsh command to enable SMB for the use with PSExec. So far I have (all in one line, but formatted for readbility here) netsh AdvFirewall firewall add rule name=PsExec dir=in ...
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Return 'dir' command results into array/list

I want to know how to return the output of the dir command into an array. I'm using the command like this: dir /s /b *.txt how would I put each result (file name) into an array/list. Thanks
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How to find files older than x days on Windows using Advanced Query Syntax (AQS)?

You can find files older than this week using datemodified:< this week but datemodified:< 7 days does not seem to work.
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Why is my System process doing disk IO?

Sometimes I want to see how much of my resources a program is actually using. But it seems that, often, even though the process is doing a lot it's for example hardly not doing any disk IO at all. The ...
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NTFS compression ate all disk space with no possibility to recover

To increase available space on a HDD (Windows Server 2012 Standard x64), I tried to enable NTFS compression on that drive. While doing the compression, it ran out of available space (despite having ...
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Risk of installing more than one version of windows on my computer?

I wanted to shrink my C: partition, make a new partition in the unallocated space and install windows 10 on it. Since people are used to having C: as the main drive letter, some programs could be hard ...
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How to download 1 million files?

How can I download 1 million files ? I have tried lots of download managers, they all are very slow when importing URL list, currently I have waited for 20 hours on Download Master, I have also ...
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Virtual Window Server 2012 R2 - This PC information?

What do I see if I open the "This PC" > "Properties" on a Virtual Windows Server 2012 R2? Is it the dedicated CPU, RAM a.s.o for the Virtual server or is it information of the physical server which ...
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How to install Google Chrome to alternate drive other than C:/ drive?

I originally asked on the chrome support forum, but it was marked as a duplicate by a moderator, with the original post being from 2009. The solution being to use System Internal's Junction Utility. ...
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Updates to Windows 7 on PC [on hold]

I have been unable to run windows updates since leaving my company. I believe this was previously done through the VPN. Is there a way to redirect to the Internet directly from home? The PC is it it's ...
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Why are there three copies of Notepad in Windows 7 64bit?

I am using Windows 7 64bit version. I found notepad.exe in the following three paths: C:\Windows\notepad.exe C:\Windows\System32\notepad.exe C:\Windows\SysWOW64\notepad.exe I know ...
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Install Windows 10/7 from Ubuntu 14 - issues booting from USB

I am having issues replacing Ubuntu with Windows. I have read countless posts on how to approach this and they have all failed one way or another. I have been able to create a usb with Windows using ...
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What is the name of the device like thin client?

I know that thin client for working with server is a small box to which you connect monitor, mouse, keyboard. Thin client via network connects to server and you can work in remote windows desktop. ...
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How to disable write caching on windows 8 drive via command line

In the properties of a disk drive in windows 7/8/8.1 there are two Write-caching 'policies' that can be set. I've found disabling 'Enable write caching on this device' significantly improves the ...