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Which is the best and simplest Windows Subversion client I can install to get the Google Client Library for PHP?

My operating system is Windows 7. The google-api-php-client is made available on GitHub, and can be downloaded with Subversion. The documentation provides the exact command line command to download ...
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Is there a tool that does what ccleaner does but runs from linux and cleans up windows profiles?

I'm trying to save a client from the cryptowall virus and am working through their workstations doing backups. I'd like to clean up their user profiles before backing up the c:\users folder so I ...
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Wake on LAN prevents sleep mode in Windows 7

The Wake on LAN (WOL) feature of my Intel 82579V Gigabit LAN adapter is working great in case my Windows 7 PC is powered off. But because my network card is able to wake my PC I can’t use the sleep ...
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Is windows 8 better than windows 7? [on hold]

Both operating systems seems to be good but I doubt that windows 8 is better than windows 7. Is windows 8 as good as Microsoft wants us to believe it is?
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switch to x server window using alt tab program switcher

For x server (Cygwin X server hosted on windows platform) the alt-tab program switcher does not work. The x server window (in my case gvim) does not show up in the list of windows when using alt-tab. ...
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Opening software in new window by default

Kind of crazy, but I'm trying to be a developer using Windows 8 and one thing really annoys me - if I want to open, for example, 5 instances of the command line, I have to right click the cmd icon and ...
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Why is Java running on my PC when I never use it?

Java runs constantly. Is it needed? I did not install it. No one else uses my laptop; a Dell Inspiron N5010. I don’t do any Java programming. Don’t know how it got there; I believe that are versions 7 ...
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How do I download/copy 15,000 folders from an FTP server to local machine on Windows?

I want to download around 15,000 folders not files from an FTP server to my remote drive. I have FTP software but it’s time consuming to do a batch transfer with it. So I am looking for a command ...
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Can't install local copy of MSI with msiexec, but can over the network with psexec

I'm not sure why this is the case, but I can't install a local copy of a MSI if I remote into the machine in PowerShell with msiexec. I get this error: [computername]: PS C:\temp> msiexec -q -i ...
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How to open batch files (.bat) on windows with another application (cmder) rather than default cmd?

I want to open .bat files with another console emulator, like cmder. How to do this?
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Wi-Fi is slow only on Acer laptop but works great on Android mobile and iPad

I have a Windows 8.1 Acer laptop. I recently got an Wi-Fi connection at home. The Wi-Fi speed is really fast on my Android mobile and my ipad. Only on my laptop is the Wi-Fi slow. YouTube videos keep ...
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Is it possible to re-install an operating system over an encrypted system?

Scenario: I buy old PC/laptops, fix it and then resell them. I recently got a laptop at an auction with the whole system password encrypted McAfee Endpoint Encryption. Windows does not even load. I ...
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How to tell what is changing a windows environment variable

I have a (win8) system where, each time it is rebooted, something is modifying the HOME environment variable. This is causing problems, and I want to track down what is modifying it. Is there any ...
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Obtain an alert when a Windows Task Scheduler Task has completed

Is there any way to trigger an action when the Task Scheduler has completed a task? Ideally the action would be an e-mail. We have a situation where an ordered number of tasks export daily backups to ...
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Screensaver on local display, while user use Remote Desktop on windows 7

we have some meeting rooms that run windows7, when the PCs are not in use, we want to show a screensaver that shows images (kind of like an internal info-screen station), and this works fine. when a ...
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To which location on windows I need to import my public key from linux to setup password less SFTP transfer?

To which location on windows I need to import my public key from linux to setup password less SFTP transfer from linux to windows? My target is to transfer files via SFTP from linux to windows using ...
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Which partition looks least important? I need a spare partition for Ubuntu

I have been wanting to install Ubuntu for a while, but, I've ran into the "too many partitions" problem, but I am not sure which to make into extended ones, and which not to. Sorry for low quality ...
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Open file with emacs as administrator on windows

Is it possible to open files as administrator from inside emacs on windows, like one can do on linux with tramp syntax (/sudo::/path/to/file)? What is the syntax for this?
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How is the blue screen called when scandisk runs before login?

When scandisk is scheduled to run before login, it runs in a special blue screen. What is this special mode, does it have a name? Do other programs run in this blue screen, or is it only for ...
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Does scandisk/CHKDSK produce a log file when running before login?

I scheduled and ran CHKDSK after restart, but it took a long time, so I left it to run all night. In the morning, it had finished and the computer had logged in, but I had no way of knowing if it ...
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Iexplorer.exe as Custom User Interface - Restart if closed?

I'm currently configuring a Kiosk machine using "IExplore.exe -K" as a replacement shell, everything is working fine. Unfortunately you can still kill the IExplore.exe session by hitting Alt-F4. ...
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I seem to have a huge VOB file which I need to reduce

Windirstat select drives shows in Extns. Vob files are 326 Gb 80.6% 962 files. My hard drive is always nearly full. What to do? Thanks.
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AutoHotKey doesn't detect volume knob

Please bear in mind, I'm extremely new to AHK, but Google and Superuser have turned up nothing so far. AHK doesn't seem to detect VOLUME_UP or VOLUME_DOWN when using the volume knob on my keyboard. ...
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Almost Immediate Corruption of Files and Directories from Windows

I'm having a problem I've never seen before in which Windows (8.1 x64) corrupts hard drives almost immediately. The hard drives remain largely functional, but after a week or so the hard drive ...
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I have an iMac, Should i Format it and install windows? [on hold]

I have an iMac, but i use windows most of the time. I wanted to format the MAC OS and install windows 7, does it make a difference? (cause now im using bootcamp to use windows). Thank you!
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Windows Complete Backup

I'm looking to try Linux. How do I completely backup my Windows computer and put it into something like an ISO so I can boot from it later if I ever want to switch back from Linux to Windows? Will ...
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Almost succeeding Moving Windows 7 to an SSD from Hard Disk without reinstalling

I am trying to do so and I am almost able to do so. This is how I did it Install windows on the ssd. Then, if I reboot, the SSD suddenly becomes drive C Run command prompt from windows ...
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How to make daily backups of an entire Windows 8.1 system? [on hold]

I have a Windows 8.1 system on a 2 TB hard drive with three partitions: ~350 MB boot partition created by Windows 8.1 installer A 60 GB system partition where Windows is installed A ~1.9 TB ...
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How to completely disable temporary IPv6 address?

Is there another way how to disable temporary and random IPv6 addresses without using these commands? netsh interface ipv6 set privacy state=disabled store=persistent netsh interface ipv6 set global ...
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Non-persistence in Windows 7

I have a spare Windows 7 license, and would like to set up a small VM for use as a Jenkins slave. As things can go wrong on build systems, and I'd like to avoid cruft building up in the system, I'd ...
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Logging out of pages on screen lock?

I want to log out of web sites such as GMail, Twitter, etc when I lock my PC. How can I achieve that? I'm using Firefox on Windows 7. I've searched the Firefox extensions and haven't found anything. ...
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Rainmeter skins as window edges

Is there any way in Windows to make it so windows can not resize / maximise to overlap Rainmeter skins? i.e. as if you attempted to resize a window past the edge of the screen.
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copying data from canon camera batch script

I am trying to copy all the data from the canon camera to the pc using a batch script, but I'm having trouble, I think the reason for this is that I'm using "This PC" in my path... not sure how to get ...
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VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. [duplicate]

I have a windows 8.1 laptop. It is a lenovo IdeaPad N580. I am trying to run windows 10 technical preview on VirtualBox but it give sme this error: VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not ...
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Solution to monitor connection between multiple machines

At a customer site there is a solution implemented that uses multiple machines on their network. Lately the service has been failing due to disconnections and my theory is there is something amiss on ...
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High CPU in explorer.exe while accessing folders consists of .flv files

if someone windows expert can help me to find the solution. Problem Description: High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in ...
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How to add two additional monitors to laptop via USB or HDMI?

I have an Acer 15 V Nitro with 3 USB ports and 1 HDMI port. I would like to, if possible, add an additional two monitors that would each function as a separate screen and have the laptop monitor ...
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How do I move files not accessed for a long time using a batch file?

I like to move files accessed for a long time. For instance: if I do not access some file by 7 days, it move to old sub-folder. file1.txt 1 days <keep> file2.txt 2 days ...
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Sending the command to run a batch file from web(remotely)

Is it possible for me to make my computer run a batch file through a web command? To make it more clear let me try to explain what i am trying to achieve. I want to run a squid proxy server on a ...
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Creating Directory Dynamically by using Windows Batch File

I have a question over here that I wish to achieve. Let's say the scenario looks like this: In BuildFolder there are these files: Z:\BuildFolder\Build#170 Z:\BuildFolder\Build#171 ...
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Windows Automatic Sleep

At times I spend too much time nonstop online and forget to take a break. Is there any setting on my system so it goes to sleep every one hour even if it's not idle?
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Computer running Windows shuts off suddenly after some usage, but works ok on Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

Good day, I have a Sony Vaio E series notebook, that is currently running on Ubuntu Desktop 14.04. It works fine, and I haven't experienced any sudden halt issue on Ubuntu. But When I boot into ...
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Printer not Showing in Printers and faxes (Windows 8.1)

Good day! I successfully added printer Epson L210 with my Windows 8.1, there is no problem with the printing. The issue is it does not show in Devices and Printers windows. Thank you.
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How do I disable touch mode in Windows 8.1?

I am using a desktop PC, where the touch gestures (touch keyboard button and checkboxes on icons) appeared after using TeamViewer yesterday, this is what I'm talking about:
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Can I run a 32-bit Win7 virtual machine from 64-bit Win8

I am completely unfamiliar with virtual machines. I would appreciate guidance on (a) can I do this and (b) should I do this? We were aiming to deploy a solution on Win8. We now realise that one of ...
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Possible to get a virus from just visiting a website? [duplicate]

This has been something that has been on my mind for quite some time now. I have some experience with Javascript and know that it has a function that can store files on a user's computer. My question ...
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Is there a way to lock the access to a folder for x days?

I need a method to lock the access to a folder from myself any allowed it to open only at weekends. I'm addicted to gaming and right now I have to delete my games (steam) and download it again every ...
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Can I do without minimum 400Mb pagefile on C:… 2 pagefiles?

I have 8Gb RAM, a C: drive of 60Gb SSD with only 250Mb left, and a Pagefile of 2Gb on the C:. C: is for Windows 7 64bit, system programmes, Office, iTunes, IE, N360 and all paid for programmes. All ...
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Some file are getting empty from time to time - One is .NET settings file

I've seen this situation many times during the last few year, some file is getting empty from the content, all of the characters are the null character (0x0), the file remains with the same exact ...
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Can an NTFS symlink have a volume guid target?

Any way to specify e.g. \\?\Volume{f993747a-5d7a-4de1-a97a-c20c1af1ba02}\path\to\target.txt as the target of a symlink? Or does the absolute path always require a drive letter?