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Unknown 'notify' folders randomly generated

I can't figure out why some folders named 'notify'+'a random number' are generated in my Local Disk D. They're empty and there are no hidden folders/files inside. Also, they regenerate if I delete ...
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Android MTP stopped working on Windows 10

MTP suddenly stopped working on my desktop running Windows 10 Pro N and I can't transfer files between my android devices through USB. I already installed the Media Feature Pack for windows before, I ...
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Is it possible to install software on Docker Machine?

I've installed Docker-Machine in my Windows 10 computer. I'd like to edit the dockerfiles using emacs, but docker-machine ships only with vi. Is there a package manager which I could use to install ...
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Assign a specific task to a specific keyboard key on Windows

I doubt this is not possible at all, but thought of giving it a try and asking here. My wife does translation, so she has a video player (Media Player Classic) open all the time and two Word ...
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Can't install some applications

I just factory resat my computer a few days ago, I went to install my game, & every time I click on the file, it asks me what I like to do with the file, my options are. "Open", "save" & "save ...
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Exclude VMWare adapters from IPConfig list?

I am using VMWare Workstation my laptop. When entering ipconfig in cmd I get all network interfaces. Is there a way to have it so that it only shows me my real network interfaces, without VMWare ...
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Override USB driver PID/VID

In Windows is there a way to load a USB driver and force it to use a different VID/PID? I'd like to test a device with a different driver, with out having to go back and change the VID/PID on the ...
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2016 - Game on Windows VM through Linux

Everywhere I could find some information regarding my question, pointed towards using a Hypervisor, while the Linux host used the Intel card, the GeForce would be used for the Windows guest and the ...
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Check if a user is able to install services

I would like to be able to check if a user has enough rights to install a service. I've tried accessck but I don't know what to check with that tool and how to be sure that the user will be able to ...
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CLI tool to change brightness, must work for external monitors as well

I am looking for a tool usable from the command line that would allow me to change brightness of my external monitors by specifying for example a value from 0-100 or something like that. Must be ...
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How to document all settings on a Windows 8.x machine

I need to create a detailed document on all the hardware on a Windows 8.x x64 Enterprise machine, such as name and manufacturer of network adapters, driver version and date, etc. Is there a way to do ...
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Set .exe affinity without shortcut

I do not want to state an incomplete XY problem, so here's the full situation: X I am running builds in Visual Studio on my Windows 7 machine, using both parallel builds and parallel compilation. ...
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How to setup share / NTFS permissions to allow folder listing only but with full access to a specific folder?

I want to grant User X full access permissions to a specific folder on a network share. The structure is as follows: Server Drive C Folder Shared -> this is a hidden share and ...
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Disabling share charm shortcut Win 10

I've disabled Win+L key by creating a registry key DisableLockWorkstation on Windows 10, and I'd like to do the same with the Win+H shortcut which launches share sideboard, can this be done in the ...
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Move mouse pointer to typing area

Windows contains settings to hide mouse pointer while typing, but doesn't contains a settings to move pointer to active typing area. I mean I can switch typing areas by tab, or enter, or alt+tab, etc. ...
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How to Wipe Only C drive and reinstall Windows 10 OS?

my laptop became a bit slow and explorer crashes often. So, to clean install, I am guessing "Reset this PC" should work. There are 2 options "Keep my files" and "remove everything". I have partitioned ...
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computer crashes due to supposed power surges

I built my computer half a year ago, I have never had a problem. I started playing shogun 2 through steam a few days ago, and last night when I went to play, it told me it was already running(though I ...
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Setting time zones with Site based Group Policy

Setting up a Group policy to configure Time Zones based on Site location.
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Running an app as a Domain User on a non-domain-joined machine

I need to run an exe as a domain user from a machine that is not a domain-joined machine. I’ve attempted to use the following command (from cmd as Administrator): RunAs /netonly ...
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Show details on Windows and Ubuntu boot screens?

I want the boot screens (at 640x480 resolution) to show a scrolling list of startup events, along with: "per-event" and "total" progress bars, each with percentages and "number of drivers ...
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Software too small on 4K resolution screen

So, I've had this laptop for some time, and am trying to use the software "ChessBase 12". However, everything is way too small. I know that this is a conflict with the 4K resolution of the monitor. ...
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lenovo g570 failing to view bios using external monitor

I broke the screen of my lenovo g579 laptop. have been using it with an external monitor but it only displays when it gets to window. now I want to access the bios. please assist
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Show really all events from the Windows event log

I can make a custom filter for Windows event log to include really everything from all sources. But when I try to open it, it tells me the filter is too long (error 1734) and I cannot use it. I'm ...
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ConEmu QuickEdit mode

Is there a way to set ConEmu to use Windows CMD "QuickEdit" mode? For example, I want to be able to copy and paste with right mouse click.
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How can I correct a CF disk rendered un-bootable by Windows diskpart

I used windows diskpart to clean and format a 64mb compact flash card I use to backup work on industrial machines. Prior to this diskpart format, I was able to boot to this compact flash card by ...
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How to get Windows 7 ready to move to new hardware [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the driver state of Windows 7 ready to move into new hardware: 1) Without user profiles/folders getting deleted. 2) Without spending days per system making an image When I move ...
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Copy Files based on different file name

I would like to keep two different folders in sync. I was thinking of going with Robocopy with the /XO flag, however, the files are renamed when moved to the second folder and cannot be compared. I ...
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Adding standalone apps to Windows 10 search in Start Menu

I have a folder C:/bin that contains executables of a few open source programs that are only distributed in such a way. I like the fact that in Windows 10 I can push the windows key and then start ...
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Windows 10 reset factory

When I bought laptop last month I had windows 8.1 installed and then I upgraded to windows 10. The windows.old folder got deleted few days ago. My laptop is running slow, I am planning to RESTORE THE ...
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Failed Authentication Against Windows Server 2012 R2 RADIUS Using PAP

I am trying (unsuccessfully) to remotely authenticate onto a Linux-based network switch against Windows Server 2012 R2 RADIUS using PAP. The following event logs appear: Event 1 The audit log was ...
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Which OneDrive icon/status is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Similar to this question, I would like to selectively disable some of OneDrive's shell icon overlays. The registry ...
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Modified file not being read over network

I have a strange issue with file sharing in Windows Server 2012. We have an application that's run from a network share. There's also a Terminal Services server so remote users can run it. This ...
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Windows Bacup Image - on live system?

I remember the old days, when many people used Norton Ghost. It was started from a bootable floppy disk and then one was able to create or restore system images. Today I use the built-in Windows ...
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Most universal sequence of keyboard presses to start an editor

I have a very compact Arduino with integrated USB connector, the CJMCU Beetle that can emulate a virtual USB keyboard. I would like to configure it to send keystrokes to any computer it is ...
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Windows cmd copy directories and content recursively if the files do not exist

The question fits in the title: I want to copy from local storage to a network storage directories and thier contant, but only the new or updated files with no prompt. My idea would be to use xcopy ...
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Windows restores old home directory on each login

My main desktop is a Windows 7 Enterprise machine which is bound to a corporate Windows domain. My official user account is stored in the corporate domain / active directory. I can use any computer in ...
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Sfc scannow without Windows 7 CD

Does anyone know a way to repair Windows 7 using sfc /scannow without Windows 7 DVD? I know that people used to overcome this on XP by changing the path used by sfc tool to i386 folder on C: drive (if ...
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RDP logout using bat file

Using Windows 7. When I RDP to a PC I'd like to be able to logout of the session without the screen reverting to a Ctrl+Alt+Del Login screen. The PC's in question are kiosks running Chrome in full ...
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Is it really possible to completely deactivate the desktop via the registry?

I've heard that there is the possibility to remove the taskbar and desktop (making both invisible) via a registry entry. As I didn't find anything there I'm wondering if this is true and if so which ...
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How Do I Erase A HDD Without An OS?

I tried installing Windows onto my hard drive and it froze on the "Beginning Setup" screen. I've tried almost everything from changing to legacy and safe mode; I've run out of ideas. How do I erase ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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Mouse will randomly turn of for 5-10 seconds

So I have a Red Dragon Elite Perdition 16400 DPI mouse and it will occasionally turn off for 5-10 seconds and cause the system to lag for a bit. I managed to slow this significantly by reinstalling ...
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Synergy installer is unable to start service on Windows 10

When I try to install Synergy on Windows 10, it gives me this error: "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Synergy and ...
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Installing windows 10 system partition to a separate drive from the windows partition

I have an Intel 750 SSD but a motherboard that does not support NVME boot. On Linux, I can still use my SSD for most all operating system tasks by having my /boot partition on a separate bootable ...
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All native Windows 10 apps show as references and aren't usable

Seemingly randomly all my windows apps, such as Store, Photos, Movies etc. halfway disappeared. I first noticed that the store icon that was originally pinned to my task bar just had a blank space, ...
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Disable auto-switching between desktops in Windows 10

I have Windows 10 installed, and so i like to organize my windows and sort them all in separate desktops according to type. The problem is when I'm working on an application on one of these desktops ...
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how to detect constant activity? [on hold]

i want an app that detects if i have been actively doing something on the computer for 20 minutes and then give me a notification that i should rest my eyes for a while (the 20-20-20 rule). i haven't ...
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Difference between applications and programs. Operating system specific? [on hold]

I primarily use Windows 7 Professional as my go-to operating system. I hear programs oriented around the Windows Operating System referred to as programs. However on Mac and Linux, I find that they ...
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Phantom files possibly?

Can someone tell me why if I delete files out of a folder on Microsoft Windows OS, the same folder will still show those files I "deleted" on a Linux OS, specifically Red Hat Linux OS if I copy that ...
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Maingear Vybe PC Dropping Internet Connection

I just bought a Vybe computer from Maingear. It worked fine for about a week, but for the last five weeks, it keeps losing the internet connection (yes, I have swapped cable and ports). After the ...