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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 with left-click and paste with right-click. Default ConEmu config copies selection on "blur" / ...
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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?

How Do I Erase A HDD Without An OS? I tried installing windows onto my hdd and it began to freeze on beginning setup and i've tried almost everything from changing to legacy and safe mode so i feel ...
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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 ...
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Change My Computer view in Windows 10 [duplicate]

Anything less than Windows 10 I used to press CTRL + E or select My PC icon to view my hard drives and My Document's. But after updating to Windows 10 When I press CTRL + E it displays frequent ...
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How can I upgrade Git via Chocolatey from within Git For Windows?

I use Chocolatey to manage as many Windows applications as I can, including Git. I use Git For Windows (git-cmd.exe) as my default command prompt. But this means that if I do a choco upgrade all -y ...
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Using for and if commands for a list of strings in a batch file

I am making a batch file for windows. I have just started learning batch scripting and I have some problems here. @echo off set langList=("eng","fre","chi") :Get_ISOlanguage set "ISOlanguage=" set ...
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Saving Proxy-Credentials (basic authentication) on windows

In our company we use a https-proxy to access the internet. While this works ok on most applications(browser) there are always application that crash or have massive issues when they reveive a ...
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Prevent user choice when reconnecting to RDP session

I'm logging in through Remote Desktop from Windows 10 to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. On the Remote Desktop Connection dialog on the client machine I have specified a user name and have allowed ...
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Reset windows 10 password Asus R416S [duplicate]

I have an ASUS R416S laptop with windows 10 on it. I forgot the windows login password. I tried the following methods to reset the password: Tried every possible password that i could imagine I dont ...
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Windows 10 SDD drive

I installed 120GB SSD as a C drive and took out the old 500 GB HD in the C drive and put it into SATA CD drive (Caddy)connection as D drive to store the files. I tried to install windows 10 which was ...
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Windows easy transfer plug in error [on hold]

I have clicked on Windows Easy Transfer and when it opens i see an error message: An error saying that the PC needs to connect to another PC.
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Have to uninstall netbeans and its folder permanently

May i know the procedure to uninstall Netbeans and delete the folder of netbeans permanently .i tried in a regular procedure but "ACCESS IS DENIED" message is displayed .i tried it through cmd ...
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Scan outgoing traffic for sensitive data

I run Windows on my desktop, but I would be willing to route my traffic through a Linux box if required. I've had two instances of my credit card being misused in two months now. Despite being ...
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How to open a .webarchive file in Windows?

How to open a .webarchive file in Windows? It seems to be created on Mac. Everything I read says to open it in Safari. Safari doesn't install on my Windows 10 and it's discontinued by Apple. Software ...
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“:-( Something went wrong” message when trying to log in to hotmail/outlook on Chrome

I'm trying to log in to my Hotmail account using Google Chrome web browser and after I enter my email and password, the page shows this in the center for about 10 seconds: and then I get this ...
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How to remove a file inside a folder from current selection in Windows Explorer?

Say I have several folders and bunch of files inside each of them. I want to copy it all expect for one file inside one of the folders. I don't want to temporally move the file and then put it back. ...
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accidentally deleted administrative account in registry [duplicate]

my password for unlock screen in wondows 10 wouldn't work so I used registry to delete my administrative user account accidentally. How do I use the builtin local admin account to fix it?
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Java update error on Windows 7

I currently have Java 8 Update 71 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 (x64). Every time I try to update to the latest version, I get the folllowing error: This is not the first time I have this error. I ...
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Batch command how to make a list for set /p

I am trying to make a batch script that asks for user input. The user input should be limited to certain words. If the user enters any other words than e.g. (eng, ger, fra) the user will get an echo ...
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Share files and process between a few computers (windows)

I have a few computers. One server for web projets and services, one for development, one my personal computer, one my tablet which I take when I need to move somewhere. I'm a little bit tired to ...
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USB drive not recognised on windows 10 or linux

I have a usb drive that is not showing up in windows 10 or linux mint which leads me to believe that it is the drive that failed and not both of my computers. lsusb does not show the drive and it does ...
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Convert MS DOS tree output to graphic

I am using the tree command to get the subdirectory structure and files of a folder in Windows recursively. tree . /f > output.txt The redirection to a text file does not produce a very ...
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Copy Dialog Box is not shown while copying

I seem to have a peculiar problem in Windows. So let's get straight to the point, A few days back i've attempted to copy a 10GB folder between my desktop and an external hard drive. When I copied the ...