Issues not specific to a single version of Windows, otherwise tag appropriately

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
7 views

batch: move files accessed for a long time

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
6 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
15 views

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? Note: I use version 8.1 if it ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
4 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
15 views

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:
-1
votes
2answers
15 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

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?
-1
votes
0answers
14 views

How can I change the permissions on WinSxS?

I am trying to follow these instructions to move WinSxS on Windows 8. Yes I know what WinSxS is. Yes I am aware of the issues. Yes I really need to move it. I did a dry run of these instructions to ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

My windows 7 64bit sys isonly using half the mem installed, Why?

I have 4 GB memory installed and when I check the performance monitor the computer only uses half. Please advise.
-1
votes
0answers
10 views

parted magic will not load on PC

I cannot get parted magic to load up, I get RAMDISK couldn't find valid ram disk image starting at 0 insert a root floppy and press enter? can you help sort this issue please? failing that i wish ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Custom context menu items

I'm trying to add a context menu option with similar functionality to the 'open command window here' option in the shift+right click context menu. When selected, it should open a command prompt window ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Windows cannot be installed to Disk 0 Partition 1

I've gone through a few questions with the similar issue, but found none with a working solution. Got a Toshiba laptop for "repair", model "PORTEGE R830-1FT", and I was asked to install Windows on it ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Windows: how to enable tags on old image files?

I have a lot of old photos which I want to tag. For crossplatform compatibilitiy, I want to use IPTC Keywords for tagging. As far as I read, the native windows photo tagging capabilities do use this ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Windows 8 keeps asking for Admin Password for ONE SPECIFIC program

I am admin of a windows 8 PC . I turned UAC off so other users can open programs without my permission and it works perfectly for all the softwares however there is this one program (Backgammon ...
3
votes
0answers
23 views

Is there a way to connect to a Windows machine from Linux by name instead of by IP?

In my home network, the Linux machines all have avahi installed and can access each other by their hostnames instead of by their IP ping laptop.local But for the Windows machine I could only manage ...
4
votes
0answers
39 views

Why don't any MSI (Windows Installer) installers work?

For quite some time already, I have not been able to install any applications that in any way use the Windows Installer (aka msiexec) which is most of the apps out there. I am not talking about some ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How to dd or use something like WinDiskImager to copy a hybrid disk image to a thumb drive?

So this started as a question on how to get a file visible in Windows but invisible in Mac and vice verse: Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X? I was suggested to try ...
2
votes
2answers
56 views

Can I create a shortcut which points to a specific drive regardless of its drive letter?

I noticed that I cannot use \\?\Volume{f993747a-5d7a-4de1-a97a-c20c1af1ba02}\path\to\target or \Device\HarddiskVolume5\path\to\target as shortcut targets—it won't work. It only works when I use drive ...
6
votes
4answers
461 views

How to measure total RAM usage of a program under Windows?

I was comparing the memory usage of different portable browsers but this question is general for all programs that open up in several sub-processes in task manager. See the screenshot from ...
-1
votes
0answers
14 views

Bloomberg access key dropping on win7 enterprise [on hold]

I'm running deep freeze with a huge thawed spcace,I also use igloo for redirection of registry. In this lab, Bloomgerg will loose the access key every few days. I have tried the following: Redirect ...
0
votes
1answer
10 views

Parameters with spacebars parsed incorrectly for a powershell script run from a batch file

I have a batch file that runs a powershell script and I need to pass two parameters to the script. In my batch it looks like this: powershell -executionpolicy remotesigned -File "my script.ps1" "my ...
-1
votes
1answer
15 views

Bluetooth on Probook with Windows 8.1

I have a ProBook 6570b with Windows 8.1 from HP. I can't find any bluetooth settings. Is it possible that the computer doesn't have bluetooth at all? Can it be installed? Do I have to implement ...
-1
votes
0answers
10 views

AVG Antivirus 2015 UI corrupted on Windows 8.1

I have a 64 bit machine, AVG was installed without any errors, but the UI is messed up like this Can somebody please help.
-1
votes
2answers
31 views

command for adding a program at windows bootup

I want to add a java program in windows system boot up. Is there a command to do so?? I tried searching the internet and found steps to add a program but i need commands which i can implement in my ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Turn off local monitor when TightVNC connection is active

TightVNC does not have an option to turn off (or stand-by) the monitor when a client is remotely administering the server. Is there any way to keep the windows system from waking the monitor when ...
-1
votes
0answers
14 views

Latitude E6540 fan constantly blowing [on hold]

Have a Dell E6540 running windows 7 and the fan keeps coming on, blowing air out of the left side of the laptop. It's loud and sometimes when it's blowing the touch pad won't respond. This has just ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

How do I prevent HP BIOS from remapping my function keys? Or map them back without reboot?

I want to prevent my machine firmware from mapping the function keys on the keyboard in the way that HP thinks that they should be mapped, and map them in the way that I think that they should be ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Run two users on the same computer (windows 7)

I'd like to use one computer for two people preferably on windows 7, without having to use another computer to connect to a virtual machine.
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Duplicate Command line input to text file [on hold]

I'm trying to write STDIN to a file, that will be read by another program. Thus I was wondering if it is possible to duplicate the cmd.exe input to a file and if so, how might I accomplish it?
0
votes
0answers
12 views

free PDF password protect tool for Windows? without any online uploading [on hold]

A client needs to protect some PDF files - and only protect, nothing else. Acrobat is too expensive for them. free PDF cutter - also cuts the PDF by default. PDFMate - when password protected a PDF, ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Repairing windows boot

I have two computers - a desktop and a laptop. The desktop has multiple hard drives attached - an SSD (Windows), two internal drives and an external drive. The Windows installation was on the SSD ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Is it possible to have a file hidden in Windows, but visible in OS X?

Essentially, I am trying to have a thumb drive with two versions of a piece of software, one Windows executable, and one Mac executable. I want the Mac file hidden in Windows, and vice versa. I found ...
-1
votes
0answers
18 views

Select box and dim or shadow rest of screen

There are programs that work within chrome like "turn off the light" that dim the screen except the area in which a video is playing. Is there a way to dynamically select an area (think snipping tool) ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

missing remote desktop on win 7 ultimate

Have a computer running Win7 Ultimate. Having issues using remote desktop as in doesn't seem to exist. Doesn't have the shortcut on the start menu, nor can I find mstsc.exe doing a search on the C: ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Mirroring 1 6TB Drive onto 2 3TB Drives

I have a 6TB drive where I store all my media (on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server). I also have two 3TB drives that I would like to use to backup the 6TB drive. What is the best way of accomplishing ...
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

How to set up a VPN server on Windows 2012 R2 that can be connected from the internet? [on hold]

I have a Windows 2012 R2 server in my office. It has internet access. Is there a way that can let me to use that server as a proxy server when I'm not in the office. Ideally I hope it can be used by ...
0
votes
3answers
31 views

How do I import data from 6 Excel Workbooks into one on a daily basis?

I'm needing to be able to pull data from 6 individual Excel Workbooks that are all formatted the same, first line being the same header across all six and then the data starting row 2 going down being ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Task Manager “go to process” points to the wrong process

This is one of those weird windows things and I'm wondering what even caused this. I was trying to clone a git repo, then closed the console window after deciding against it. The window stayed up but ...
-2
votes
1answer
22 views

Firefox and IE render pages larger than chrome

When viewing a page in firefox, it appears much bigger than it does when opened in chrome, as if it has been zoomed in. Other machines using firefox display the page in the smaller state.
-2
votes
0answers
28 views

I Need BAT file to perform actions, and also write echos and actions to a log file [on hold]

I Need BAT file to perform actions, and also write echos and actions to a log file... In other words: Whatever is "written in the BAT file", should be sent to the log file, as well as the actions ...
2
votes
1answer
15 views

Switch between windows by title

Doing Alt-Tab is great, but once you have 20 windows open it can be a nightmare. Is there any solution that would allow switching between open windows by their title? Press Alt-Tab, hold Alt, press ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Can I “simulate” a virtual network PC

I have to test a program on my PC that retrieve a path from a DB and then work on files on this path. The problem is that this path refers to \\STORAGE-AREA\etc and in my network there isn't any ...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

Fetch shared storage usage info from windows server

I am trying to retrieve usage related info of shared storage attached to a server by using: WMIC logicaldisk get size,freespace,caption,drivetype /Format:csv The output is fine. But here the Drive ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

What is the maximum number of OS that can be installed in a hard disk drive? [on hold]

What is the maximum number of OS that can be installed in a hard disk drive? I was able to install only upto 4 OS in my pc. Someone told a larger number of OS can be installed with another boot ...