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Windows Disk Management Not Allow 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume'

I am trying to delete my existing windows partition using disk management, when i am rhight clicked on the slected partion the 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume' options are grayed out ( doesn't ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Magnificaiton

I have a visual impairment which means I use tools such as ZoomText and the magnifier tool. I need to RDC into another machine, but doing so removes any zooming ability, which is a real problem. Now ...
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Ninite alternative with offline local installer repository

Does anyone know an alternative to Ninite preferably open source. Something with the following features: Able to define your own custom packages preferably programmable Be able to fetch packages on ...
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Downloading a Windows 8.1 .iso from MSDN with an OEM key

I have a computer with Windows 8.1 preinstalled. I'd like to obtain an .iso so as to be able to reinstall it in case something happens. I know about the solution which uses the upgrade method but ...
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How to grep in Windows for for eval code?

I have written this code in Linux, How can I achieve the same in Windows server ? find "dirname" -name "*.php" -exec grep -PHl "(eval\(.*\);)" {} \;
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How SD card capacity limitation works? Is there a way to bypass it?

For the longest time now, I have been hearing that, this phone can support up to 64 gigs for SD card expansion, that can support up to 128, and stuffs like that. I am just wondering, how this ...
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Looking for some way to do “Inversion” of UAC

The annoying UAC is enabled by default for Vista or later, it elevate with admin right when you choose Yes. I want to do the invert way - running most of the program with admin right but limit the ...
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Does Windows 10 installer migrate your installed fonts from your previous version of windows?

Do I have to worry about losing my installed fonts when upgrading to a newer version of windows? In my case windows 10 from windows 8.1 Some fonts I have purchased and I don't want to lose them.
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How can I use Process Monitor to detect register changes made by GPEdit modifications?

It is supposed that Process Monitor can capture the registry changes made by any program. This thread explains it fine (thanks you, James T). But it seems things are not so easy when talking about ...
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How to disable windows narrator?

I'm using text to speech software and have no need for windows narrator. Unfortunately the hotkeys for using this TTS software are very near the ones for starting windows narrator. WN has the nasty ...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Is there a way to change file/folder ownership on a server in Ubuntu/Kali-Linux?

I accidentally changed file ownership of a folder in Windows 7 and now nobody can edit, copy, view, move it, etc. Not even the administrator account account can change it back. I tried icacls and ...
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Windows 7 x64 crashes upon account logon

I'm posting this here because my problem is very specific. I had logged into Windows and I noticed something weird: it shows my network card is initializing/recognizing my connection, but it just ...
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prompt for Windows global group [migrated]

I need to prompt for Windows user names and Window global group names in my application (C++). If you right-click a file or directory in Windows Explorer, choose properties, go to the Security tab, ...
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How can I control+click files/folders with a touch screen and on screen keyboard in windows 8.1?

Using a keyboard and mouse you can intermittently select files by pressing control and clicking the files you want to select. When using the touch screen the control button no longer functions in the ...
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Sleep after and Hibernate after in Power Options

In Power Options, when you change a plan's settings, you have the options to change the Sleep after time and Hibernate after time: I have a couple of questions regarding the different scenarios for ...
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Is it safe to delete the recovery partition of Windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have a convertible laptop, Asus Transformer T200TA, which came with Windows 8.1 preinstalled (unfortunately) I'd like to try setting up Ubuntu there but all the space is taken by the Windows stuff. ...
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Remote able to send keyboard presses via WiFi [on hold]

I'm looking for a (non-smartphone) remote able to control both: my TV via IR (probably all of them can do this) my Windows computer (keyboard presses) via anything else that doesn't require pointing ...
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Windows Server 2012 Missing Internet Explorer Maintenance in Group Policy [migrated]

I'm trying to set Internet Explorer as the default browser for all users on a clients terminal server. I was trying to do it following this guide however I couldn't get passed step 4 Right-click ...
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Sharing external hard drive on a network (WINDOWS 7)

I will like to share a 1TB hard drive to users on my network and create users, set permissions to files and folders. But i'm having a hard time accessing the users on the network. As it is i can only ...
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Utility for monitoring internet usage in windows per process/application

I am using a limited internet data pack in my windows XP system. The problem is there is a background process or a malware which is eating up the data. I can see a continued internet usage, probably a ...
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Installing Windows 10 effect on installed programs [duplicate]

I currently got Windows 8 on my machine and would like to upgrade to windows 10. I got several products installed on my machine, will I have to do a re-installation for each of them after the ...
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How to get the Get Windows 10 apps icon runiing on my taskbar [duplicate]

Hi I want to run windows 10 apps on my taskbar.But when I run the script that appraisal my computer, I get nothing from the command prompt script. The script is C:\Temp>REG QUERY ...
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How to dump .data section of PE files?

So, I was able to disassemble with Linux's objdump, and I was able to extract the .data, but I was unable to interpret it effectively. Is there a way to dump it in a more readable format, similar to ...
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windows 7 failure configuring updates

windows 7 failure configuring windows updates every time I start my computer. It tries to configure windows update but then says after a long time that it has failed so then it has to revert the ...
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I can't login to my PC with the account assigned it

my computer won't open with my Microsoft account every time I try to sign in.it tells me that (The User Profile Service service failed the sign-in. the User profile cannot be loaded)
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Automatic “scan to” folder via CMD Script

How to create an automatic "scan to" file generating a new file per date of scan via Command Prompt script? This script would have to run every day at a schedule time taking the daily pictures into a ...
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How do I get files from my file server to my Windows machines robustly and efficiently?

I have a file server running Linux, with a few RAID arrays of SATA drives. This file server currently exposes certain directory trees over Samba and NFS4. I use this file server to serve MP3 files for ...
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My windows 8 screen is locked

My windows 8 screen is locked and I don't know the password. The start button will not come up on the screen. I have entered numerous passwords and it doesn't disable me or give me an option to reset. ...
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Window 8 clean re-install [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop which came with Windows 8 64-bit pre-installed. For some reasons I installed a pro version and activated it with an activation tool. I am wondering, can I re-install ...
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Unresponsive URL desktop icons [on hold]

Have a windows 7 64 bit home version. Desktop URL shortcut icons that launches gmail or aol are unresponsive. However the Iexplorer shortcut works fine as do all the other non URL icons on the ...
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How to execute command on host machine in Virtualbox

My guest machine is Ubuntu 14.04 and my host machine is Windows 8.1. I need to execute a command coming from Linuxmachine on Windows. What is the best idea to do that? If my host was also Linux, I ...
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Is there a networked filesystem for Windows that doesn't suck? [on hold]

SMB / Samba is, shall we say, neither robust nor high performance. By comparison, NFS4 is reasonably OK. But the NFS client for Windows disappeared a few versions back, and is only available with the ...
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Merging non-adjacent partitions in Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I don't know why, but somehow I ended up with ~8gb partition on my tablet pc's main drive. This is a problem because the drive is only 64gbs, so losing 8gb is a big deal. The problem is that the ...
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Bulk image editing using existing file name

I'm looking for a way to bulk edit .jpeg files and retain their original names. Before you say, "Duh, they already have their original names.", I also want to be able to place that name on the .jpeg ...
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gradual gamma correction to correct viewing angle instability

I have an Thinkpad e540 laptop whose display is very susceptible to the vertical angle at which you look at it. I have found out that the color distortion which happens at the top and at the bottom of ...
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Should the _Windows Update_ settings be turned on to automatically download Windows 10 after the reserve?

I know that the Windows Update settings must be turned on in order to get the Get Windows 10 app, but is that necessary even for the automatic background download of the new OS? I am asking this ...
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Image viewer which can autoswitch to next/previous folder

I have a large family photo archive. Photos sorted by date and event (e.g. "2015-05-07 - Friend Wedding"). This way of storing very easy to view on different devices, easy to understand by my family ...
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How much time does TCP waits before retransmission?

If I have a window size of 8 KB, then when 8 KB are sent to the other side and no ACK has been received, TCP will not send anything more until an ACK is received. But what if an ACK is not going to ...
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Changing Partition scheme

I want to change my partition scheme from MBR to GUID. Is there a way to do this without any data loss. I have Windows 8 installed. Will my OS boot after changing the partition scheme?? Thank you..
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How to simply xcopy a folder into another keeping the structure?

Suppose I have the following structure and the current working directory is root: root - sub1 file1.xml file2.xml - sub2 file3.css - _target {is an ...
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Task manager can't find the process

I launched a game call Dirty Bomb but it crashed. My steam told me I was still playing it. I shutdown my PC and turned it back on to find that I was still playing dirty bomb. I couldn't find the ...
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Windows remote access without RDP?

Given valid credentials for an existing non-admin user account who is not in the RDP group, is there a way to access this account without RDP? VNC is not an option either. Tools like psexec (in ...
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Uninstall program in windows 7

How do I uninstall a program when the Programs and Features tool in the Control Panel says there is not enough memory to uninstall any program every time I try?
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How to download a .mov file using Internet Explorer

When I use Internet Explorer to open a url like this: https://…/movie.mov, it automatically uses Windows Media player to open the link. However, Chrome just tried to download the file. How could I ...
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Make ConsoleZ open instead of terminal (cmd) in Windows 8.1

The terminal window in windows is poor, and I'd like to use ConsoleZ instead. Is there any way to have ConsoleZ run instead of cmd, when a program tries to open a command window?
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Recover Original Windows after installing another version?

I have a laptop(Lenevo Yoga 500). It comes with Windows 8.1 Single Language. Can I Install Windows 8.1 Pro in my laptop having recovery option of windows 8.1 single language to Revert to my original ...
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MSi Ge40 keeps reverting to power saver?

When I Reboot my laptop, it always reverts from gaming to power saver. Its windows 8.1 btw. Does this have a solution or should I just change the default options for power saver to make it like High ...
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.bat file to run and stop a background process in windows

I want to bundle two simple windows bat files with my PHP app that can start and stop a PHP builtin web server to test the app on localhost. This is what I've got on winlaunch.bat so far: php.exe -S ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 10 upgrade as an ISO image (to make a bootable install disk from)?

The Windows 10 upgrade, free to users of earlier Windows versions, is out on July 29. The upgrade is being made available via Windows Update as an automatic download and install, if the user has opted ...