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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 Chocolately 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

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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How to change display number from 2 to 1?

I have a LG display and a Sony tv plugged into my pc. A week ago I installed a new graphics card and changed from Nvidia to AMD. After that change I have a problem with my display setup. In my setup ...
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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 ...
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When did System Restore stop affecting Windows Updates?

Recently, I allowed Windows Update to install what it said were important updates. Immediately after the update, programs that were working fine just before the update were no longer working, ...
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Router NAS USB Drives do not display in Window's Network section until I type in the URL

I have a weird problem.. I have drives attached to my router's USB ports. I assume they use SAMBA? anyhow they support NTFS and FAT My problem is that these drives are not displayed under Network ...
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windows 10 computer on domain constantly downloading

I have 1 computer with windows 10 pro on a domain. It will randomly start downloading using 50-75% of our bandwidth, downloading gigs of data. It seems to be windows updates. In task manager it is ...
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How to disable windows 10 touchscreen gestures?

I need to disable all touchscreen edge gestures so an application can run in 'kiosk mode' without the user accessing things like virtual desktops or action center / notification center. However the ...
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Can't boot windows installer from dvd or usb

I'm trying to reinstall windows on my Samsung laptop (np350v5c). I downloaded a legal copy of windows 7 from Dreamspark, but after I burn the iso on a DVD or a usb devise (using microsoft's tool) my ...
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Windows 7. enable write caching setting is reset

Enabling write caching policy on external hard drive causes serious troubles for me. More details here. But after disabling this setting it always gets reset after getting back from sleep mode. Though ...
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Is there a version of Windows OS that will allow a bootable disc beyond 2 TB capacity?

I have a shiny new 5TB WD Black and was hoping to use it as the OS System disc and for a fair number of audio production programs, Workstations, samplers, synthesizers and such. Moving from a 2TB. The ...
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Windows Could Not Start Because the Following File Is Missing or Corrupt: \Winnt\System32\Config\Systemced

On my Panasonic Cf 27 Touchbook running Windows 2000, boot fails with the following error message: Windows Could Not Start Because the Following File Is Missing or Corrupt: ...
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Auto RDP Connect Windows 10

I Have 3 computers in my office and i want to connect them to RDP with auto after the turn on. the idea to not allow my workers to use the computer and work only with RDP. Thanks.
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)

This post is going to be kind of long because I've done a lot of testing. Until proven otherwise, I'm going to assume this incredibly bizarre issue is caused by my computer being haunted. I'm also ...
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What's the SKU for Windows 10 Enterprise? [on hold]

What's the SKU for Windows 10 Enterprise? And, yes, I understand there's multiple editions, so I really just looking for a common SKU for the American version that's standalone, not an upgrade. ...
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Windows incorrectly marks my drives as “System”

I want to back up my Windows system using System Image Backup (control panel - file history - system image backup). Windows won't let me backup unless I include an external hard drive, and another ...
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Cannot install windows, missing device driver

I am having Sony vaio VPCM126AG, which was running windows 10 pro. I tried to install chromium os hdd will had wiped full hdd, then chromium os was running well, but now I wanted to go back to ...
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Linux stuck on boot up, windows bootloader overwritten

Ahoi. I recently installed debian on my windows 10 machine, and have essentially bumloved my entire machine, it seems. I installed Debian using the 8.3.0 DVD Image from the official site, and the ...
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Package HTML and image folder as single file

Is there a cross-platform way to create a 'package' for a HTML file and its related content (e.g. images, CSS)? This way a HTML file could be easily distributed as a single 'document'. Similar ...
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My computer boots up during the night

My PC with Windows 10 Pro boots up without me touching it. I always use "On/Off"->"Shut down" to shut down my PC in the evening. Nevertheless, sometimes during the night or the day when I am at work, ...
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windows 10 sounds goes silenced after some time

Very recently I have upgraded my OS from windows 8 to windows 10. After this up gradation sound goes silence after some time hearing music. Then again after some time it restores. When I browse this ...
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Google Chrome doesn't trust mitmproxy's certficates

I'm running mitmdump (from mitmproxy) on my Macbook Pro, and I'm connecting to the proxy through my Windows desktop PC. However, Chrome (running on the PC) refuses to connect to so many sites because ...
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Computer just shows “welcome” when turning on [on hold]

My computer is old, manufactured in 2002 by Samsung. When I turn on the computer, Korean text appears. I can't understand it. Then, when I press F1, I'm stuck seeing "Welcome" screen from ...