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SSD stays inactive during startup/shutdown

This morning i upgraded my laptop replacing the old 5400rpm hdd with a new SSD (Kingston v300 480gb). Performance look good, both on benchmarks (crystal disk mark) than on personal feel. I'm ...
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Launched programs start a process, yet don't appear

On my Windows 7 Laptop, I've recently encountered this new problem after a year without any issues: Now, upon launching certain programs (Such as iTunes, or the window after specifying all WinSCP ...
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procmon (process monitor) does not show some udp / tcp network activiy events

Process monitor does not show some udp / tcp network events. net use * \\test12345.domain.local\test shows in netmon: shows in procmon: Why is the netbios nameservice (:137) communication is ...
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Taking screenshots on Windows, OSX-style

At work I can take screenshots of my entire screen with command+shift+3, or of a specific area with command+shift+4. Both commands output a .png file and drop it on the desktop without any further ...
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Black screen. After compaq splash logo Bios error?

I got here a compaq cq50. That shows black immediately after the compaq splash screen. Is this some kind if motherboard problem ?? Cause I've tried unsuccessfully to flash the bios.
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Why does my harddrive keep spinning down in windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 8.1 with an external hard drive. My external seems to go to sleep very quickly, like in a single minute. I constantly wait 2-3 seconds when accessing files on my external harddrive ...
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Windows firewall, netsh, block all ips from a text file

I am using the following scrip to block ip's from a text file into the windows firewall. I'm using windows 2008 R2 @echo off if "%1"=="list" ( netsh advfirewall firewall show rule Blockit | ...
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Any PC peripheral to access GSM call using APIs?

Is there any peripheral (preferably USB) that takes a SIM card, and allows me to place/receive calls, and let me access the audio in/out streams of calls? I do not mean specific laptops that comes ...
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Win7 not shutting down and not locking

Has anyone else experienced recently (and found a solution for)? Windows SP1 64-bit not shutting down; all icons are gone, the background image is still on the screen, the HD light is only ...
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“Deleting index entry” i lost my files

Sometimes My PC check disk on startup. Here is the log Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is NTFS. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the ...
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windows 8.1 original to 8.1 pro upgrade [on hold]

I am using 8.1 single language original given by company. I want to upgrade it to 8.1 pro. I have tried with some keys but my system shows activate your windows after a few days. How can I ...
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How to read data from RAM?

I know this is a vague question. Please accept my apology but I'm trying to get an answer for this question. I wanted to know if there's a way to current data from RAM? For example:- I have an ...
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How to revert to Windows 8.1 single Language from 8.1 Pro?

I have a Lenovo pc with windows 8.1 Single language(EM) version installed. I took it to a shop to install 8.1 pro but the key they used is blocked. How do I revert back to windows 8.1 Single ...
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Can you disable sticks of RAM in windows without physically removing them?

I think I'm having RAM issues with one of the games I'm playing. It will slowly start dropping frames until it becomes very hard to play. I ran memtest86 and it identified some errors and bad ...
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Windows 64bit programs incorrectly installed

Okay, this question has ran through my brain for a while but I can't find anything online for it. I know that on a 64bit version of Windows the 64bit programs are stored in "Program Files", and 32bit ...
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IOS 8 Continuity for iPad, Windows and Android Phone [on hold]

Am I able to answer phones or text with my iPad or laptop using my phones number. Is there a way to connect all these? Thank You!
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DSC HX300 and HP

Looking for XP Drivers for DSC HX300. On Sony Website says that Software (4.1 HomeMemories)is suitable for Windows XP SP3, but when download and run, it comes up with an error saying that it needs ...
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Windows 7 updating every time I shut down my PC

In the last few days, every night when I turn off my PC, there is an update installed (1). In the windows updater, it says that it's an "update for windows 7 for x64-systems" (translated word for word ...
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how to run a batch recursively

I have a parent folder (BIG_Folder), which contains many subfoldes (folder1, folder2, folder3 ...) in each subfolder a batch file exists, it is always the same (x.bat). I want to run all bats, ...
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Can not restore minimized/switched full-screen applications/games

Recently I re-installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 with all available updates downloaded for both Windows and Drivers and with no problems at all. Everything was good but when last night I started ...
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Gateway E4500D dual processor

I have a Gateway E-4500D with dual 2.8 g processors can I use a 64bit OS? I want to upgrade to windows 7 64.
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How can a system disc image be restored?

The ability to create a system image of the system disc (with software such as Acronis True Image) makes sense - the operating system stays intact throughout the process. But how will that image be ...
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When I plug my Windows 10 laptop into a projector, the screen blinks endlessly

I installed Windows 10 on my laptop and everything works great. Except when I take it to meetings and plug into a projector, nothing shows up on the projector and my screen blinks madly between all ...
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Windows Domain Server - Windows Domain IP addresses issue

We had 4 domain controllers. Two are dead and were forcibly removed and the metadata cleaned up. But when I nslookup our Windows domain name, it still holds all four DC addresses. Server: ...
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Possible to create custom distros off Windows NT kernel? [on hold]

Something I've always wondered (so my apologies if this is obvious). With all legality aside, is it possible for someone to attain the knowledge to create a custom OS off the windows NT kernel? Or ...
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Lost partition restoration [duplicate]

While trying to install my bios update on windows 7 the installation program made an automated allocation for 8GB(volume 2 partition 2 of Type Fat32). But the allocation happened by substracting these ...
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What is tricomfi by estdemin?

I recently installed a fresh copy of windows and looked at installed programs to find something called "tricomfi" by "estdemin" with a size of 272 KB. The only program i have installed so far is ...
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Make a program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...
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Windows installation on SSD with low storage

I have a hybrid HDD which has 16GB as SSD. I would like to install windows and I am confused how to install windows on my SSD with low storage. How does SSD work if I install windows on main hard ...
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In Windows 8.1, is there a way ensure a process is not the first to get killed when running out of RAM?

I wrote a .NET 4.5 application that buffers colour, infrared, and depth data from a Kinect v2, performs some processing on it, and then dumps it to disk, in uncompressed form; the .NET application ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Multi-OS bootable USB for Mac and Windows?

At the moment I have two usb's with different linuxes on them , Kali and Ubuntu. I recently found out that both were taking up little space, which means I could use one usb instyead of two, with extra ...
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Run virtual windows OS on a webserver [on hold]

I have very limited knowledge of cloud computing but I can only imagine the possibilities it presents. Is there a way to run a virtual Windows OS on a cloud server? This would be extremely beneficial ...
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Why executing “cmd /k” after connecting in a ssh server using putty makes the keyboard stop working?

I am using FreeSSHd in a Windows Server 2003 x64 and putty to connect to that ssh server from a Windows 7 x64 machine. In the "Remote Command" of the putty interface I put cm /k "cd c:\". Everything ...
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How do I gain access to my C: Drive after completely locking it down?

I know the title might seem completely ridiculous but please read this before being biased. Okay, so I got myself into a real squeeze. I installed windows 10 technical preview for Enterprise on a ...
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How to install Windows 7 onto cFast USB flash disk

I have a cFast USB 3.0 (eSATAp) flash disk and I am trying to install Windows 7 to it. When the installer displays partition list, my cFast drive does not appear. It is formatted as a normal NTFS disk ...
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Windows 8.1 Not detecting Realtek wireless network card [on hold]

Not sure if this is the place to ask but i've asked on a few other sites and haven't really got a solution for it. I just recently installed Windows 8.1 today and am having problems using my wireless ...
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How to throttle performance of a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk )

I'd like to be able to throttle the performance of Reads/Writes on some of my disks. While I know it might be pretty difficult to control that on actual Physical disks, is there any tool which can ...
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On Windows 7, how can I identify any folders that contain files that have not been updated in x years? [duplicate]

On Windows 7, how can I identify any folders that contain files that have not been updated in x years? I would like to clean up unused files/folders on network drives. Initially, I just need a list of ...
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IP network routing: restrict traffic on an interface

My PC has wired and wireless Ethernet. The wired port connects to a private network with no Internet access. the wireless port connects to a domain network with Internet access. The problem is that ...
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chkdsk /f /r alternative in ubuntu linux

In windows os chkdsk /f /r will fix a hdd error automatically.i have lost access in my laptop though i am able to live boot into my laptop using linux.I have live boot ubuntu 14.04 and i am in a need ...
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Error installing shockwave player - can't close Norton popup window

I'm having the same problem as itmushroom. Adobe Shockwave Norton "Agree" button error Since I can't answer on his question because of my reputation, I'll try to clarify what he asked by ...
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Windows folder shows date modified, but no files inside relate to the time?

We have a process at work whereby files are copied on a regular basis across from one NAS to another. A strange occurence has been recently noticed whereby on the destination NAS the date modified ...
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Find current Windows 8 desktop background

When I had Windows 7, I used this thread to add a functionality that lets me right click the desktop and click to find the background that is currently being used. However, ever since updating to ...
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How can I stop applications from knowing system volume has been adjusted?

Spotify recently made some changes I disagreed with (doubling cost), and so I no longer have their premium service. This means they play ads after every couple songs. These ads are often very ...
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Share folder (no matter what)

Question is the following. How do i share a folder to any user in any network & any homegroup.. Question might seem weird, but.. I keep having problems with this, cos sometimes it works, and ...
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how to launch a cmd exe at current working directory with shortcut? [duplicate]

My OS is Win7. When I need to open a cmd.exe at current working directory, I will press "shift" key and right click the screen and I will get "Open command window here". Is there any faster way?
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Where did this Windows Vista System Rescue CD come from? [on hold]

When repairing a computer (donated to us, so I can't ask the original owners questions), I found this Windows Vista System Rescue CD in the CD drive: The label is professionally made (not one of ...
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Shortcut to run an msc application with a space

I'm trying to run Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) which is installed on a Windows Server 2012 server. I have installed Remote Server Administration Tools so I can run WSUS on my Windows 8.1 PC. ...
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Logitech MX518, keeps disconnecting and reconnecting periodically on my PC. (Win 7 64x)

My Logitech MX518 mouse keeps disconnecting and reconnecting periodically. Here's a list of things I did THAT DID NOT WORK - Tried using different USB ports. Same issue. - Used the same mouse on my ...