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Windows creates invalid shortcuts

up vote 0 down vote favorite I have my OS - windows 8.1 installed on C:, but every application is installed on D:. When I install application and shortcut is created, shortcut Start in field is set ...
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Changing the login screen language on Windows 8.1 (registry)

I'm looking for a way to change the login screen language on Windows 8.1 through the registry. I only need to change that one, not the whole windows language. (I'm talking about that screen ...
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How to convert Japanese characters into roman characters when you accidentally type an English word with Japanese input turned on (on Windows)

In windows I often find myself trying to write an English word, but with the Japanese Input method selected (unintentionally). So what I get is something like this えぁmpれ. At the moment, I just press ...
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IDM not able to download .dmg file

I am trying to download .dmg extension file with Internet Download Manager v. 6.07 on windows 7. At the time i start the download, extension is .dmg but after getting download it changes to .bz2 . ...
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Delete AD User and its associated folders using Powershell script

Is it possible to delete an AD User and its associated folders? The folder structure is: D:\Users\Profiles D:\Users\Redirect D:\Users\Data I am trying to use the following script which deletes ...
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Upgrade version of Windows 7 without anytime upgrade key

I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 on my machine. My key is for Windows 7 Professional, but I mistakenly installed Home Premium onto the machine. I've spent a day installing my various bits ...
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How to add two IP addresses to an interface through batch file

I have assigned a IP address to my LAN interface through I tried this netsh int ip set address "LAN" static 192.168.0.99 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 now I want to add 192.168.4.20 with gateway ...
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Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?

Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?
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Windows 8 rolling back updates upon login

My Windows 8 is having problems updating. After reboot, the first login results in the system rolling back the previous update. Here is the complete log: http://pastey.org/view/52c32b89 It is too big ...
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Not queueing the entire library while double-clicking a song in itunes

When I double-click a song in playlists or music library, the current song is played and also queues up the entire library. I don't want that to happen. I just want to play the current song, and ...
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putty window does not allow me to copy/paste from/to windows

my putty window does not allow me to copy/paste from/to windows? I see other people do it, but in windows -copy- and in putty-window right-click does nothing
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remote desktop who is connected from where?

I know how to use qwinsta/query to find out who is connected to a given machine via Remote Desktop, but the info printed out doesn't tell me from which machine it is the connection coming from. How ...
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Replace multiple strings in multiple files

I think the title speaks for itself. How can I replace multiple strings in multiple files? For example, I have the following strings: home.php, blog.php, forums.php, contact.php, etc. And I want ...
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The screen resolution of a window is too large

The problem is whenever i open this window, my screen goes black and tells me that the resolution is too high for the screen. I am running XP, and was wondering how you could change the resolution of ...
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What happens when I copy or move a file between different directories of a SMB file server?

I'm wondering if moving or copying files between directories that belong to the same SMB server involves the files moving over the network from the original directory to my pc, and then again from my ...
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RDP client (mstsc) can't log in to any server

RDP Client suddenly stopped logging in to any RDP server. I'm sure that my credentials are right; I can log in via Remmina on Linux, but can't do it on Windows native TSC. I tried to remove ...
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Stop or pause Windows startup programs during boot?

This is not a duplicated question. This question is about stopping or pausing the current startup list at any time rather than bypassing it. Is there an application or program that can stop or pause ...
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Showing a zero in front of a number in Excel

How do you get a zero to show up in front of a number if the numbers in the column are all different sizes, such as bank account numbers?
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I cant uninstall a program, neither install, what to do?

I have a program (Office 2010) but somehow it all was deleted from its "program files" folder. If I try to reinstall: installer crashes, and no usable message If I try to uninstall: Windows 7 was ...
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SQL Result to excel file

In Microsoft SQL Service Management Studio, there is an option to send results to file when a query is executed. Is it possible for that result to be changed to excel format? Are there other ways to ...
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Script to disable “Show Characters” in the WIFI network properties

I want to know if it exist a script to disable the "Show Characters" check box in the WIFI network properties. I know it is possible to do it manually, but given that we have a lot of computer to ...
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How to revoke installation rights on an account on Windows 8.1?

A laptop has Windows 8.1 installed, with all the available updates. This laptop has two accounts: A and B. A (my account) has administrator rights. Is it possible to give B the same administrator ...
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Accessing two devices with the same IP?

I want to connect my laptop to two WiFi enabled digital cameras, that have the same IP hardcoded: 192.168.1.1 One solution that I've successfully tried: Connect one device to the laptop's built in ...
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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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Cannot share folders in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I try to share a folder on Windows Server 2008 R2, I get following error message Windows File Sharing Your system administrator has blocked you from running this program The service ...
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Accessing Linux NFS Shares using Windows Explorer

I have a Linux Machine (CentOS 6.4) using which I exported a NFS Share. I'm pretty sure that this is an NFS Share since I Created an entry in /etc/exports Ran the command exportfs -avr Now when ...
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Can I add another stick of 2 GB to a 32 bit Windows Starter system?

I am running Win 7 Starter 32-bit on an Acer Aspire, 2gb RAM. Will 2 extra GB Ram make my system faster? When I install the RAM system properties says that the system has 4 GB but only 2 is usable. ...
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OneDrive Syncing Issues

OneDrive keeps reporting that "5 items couldn't be synced". When I click "View Sync problems", it says that the last sync worked correctly. I've tried syncing and restarting, but it hasn't been very ...
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How to convert .OBJ to .CGNS

Working with 3d geometry. I need to convert .OBJ file obtained from maya/3ds max to .CGNS (a really strange format described here). Is there an application that can do this (for windows or ubuntu?)
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Can't read any created Junctions

I'm using Windows 10 tech preview. Anytime I create a junction (using either mklink from cmd or junction.exe here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx ), I cannot load it ...
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How to reverse sound tracks from command-line?

How can I turn a normal sound track into a reversed file (play normal file as backward) from Command-line in windows platform? (using free and portable utilities)
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Slow writes when writing to a file outside the current working directory

I'm baffled at the results of an experiment I performed on my Windows laptop. My app writes a huge binary file (~3.5 GB) and I noticed that if the file that I write is outside the current working ...
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Secondary Monitor not waking up

I have an Acer aspire laptop, with an external monitor, connected through VGA. I use the "Projector Only" Function. When I put the computer to sleep, then wake it again, Both screens remain blank. I ...
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Truecrypt mount system drive from “outside”

i am trying to mount an encrypted system disk from a Winbuilder Win 8 live disk with Truecrypt 7.1a. The encrypted disk originally has a 100GB and a 400GB partition, but truecrypts mount dialogue ...
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Use 2 different page number formats in same document - MS Word 2013

I have first 10 pages numbered by Roman digits. I want that the 11th page's numbering should start by 1, 2, 3 and so on... How do I do that?
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Ethernet Driver for Elitebook 2540p

PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_4239&SUBSYS_13118086&REV_35 Its for a HP Elitebook 2540p ethernet. I've tried many drivers. I can only find dead links for the one listed above. This is for Windows 7 ...
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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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SMART results shows serious disk problems?

I have bought a new computer 2 months ago. Computer performance has continuously gone down until a point that Windows7 freezes a lot with the light that indicates the disk usage fixed and turned on. I ...
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Could any user account damage windows?

I have a new pc with windows 7 installed with no restrictions, admin accounts are protected with a password. If i let a random guy use my pc (with a normal account, not Admin), could he use cmd or ...
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Windows XP requires BIOS IDE setting to boot up, how to fix this?

Every time I try to boot my system which runs on windows XP, my PC does not start and I have to press F10 to go to BIOS set up mode and under advanced option, I have to select IDE (in default mode, it ...
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Can I make the Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent?

Is there a way to make the standard Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent? I simply want to be able to type underneath the keyboard and still see what I'm typing, like on the picture ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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Put windows back onto a computer after replacing with ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a laptop currently running ubuntu 14.04. The laptop came with window 8 on it and I was curious about the best way to reinstall windows 8 alongside ubuntu. The laptop was a display model and ...
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LMMS Not Starting Windows 8.1

I just downloaded LMMS (ver 1.0.3) and it won't start. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing and also installing an older version. When I start it all it shows is the splash screen and then ...
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removing upgrade windows 8.1 banner

If I change the registry with Set-ItemProperty -Path 'registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification' -Name UpgradeAvailable -Value 0 # Will I still get regular updates?
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Windows to go boot from a wrong place on my home PC

I've installed a windows to go on my USB driver. It works well, but only doesn't work on my own home computer. The symptom is that it will boot from my hard drive(I've already set the BIOS to boot ...
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How to share a folder (directory) with an Android device?

Step by step, how does one share a folder (directory) that is on a Windows 7 system with an Android device? I want a true networking share (over Wifi), not an FTP connection. I would prefer not to ...
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Recommend a Hardware Setup - Two Machines and Single IO

I need to setup two machines, such that, I can connect all IOs (Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers). Is there any switch, to which I just click and it will swap between both systems, and automatically ...
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Use of gd.h library in c [on hold]

Can I use the gd.h library in c for pixel level manipulation of images?If so how can I install it on cygwin 64 bit running on windows?
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Can't get symbolic link creation permissions to work under windows

I am trying to grant my user the privileges to create symbolic links. I ran secpol.msc and navigated to Local policies -> User rights assignment -> Create symbolic links. I have added my user's ...