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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
23 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
15 views

Run virtual windows OS on a webserver

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
16 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Windows 8.1 Not detecting Realtek wireless network card

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 ...
-1
votes
0answers
10 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

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 ...
-1
votes
2answers
21 views

Stubborn Startup Page

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
36 views

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?
-2
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

Why is Windows not warning about file in use for certain programs?

When you open a text file in Notepad on Windows, you can move the source file to the recycle bin, or even permanently delete it. The same is true for WordPad. Why is it that Windows doesn't give you a ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Why do I lose data speed on my desktop (WLAN) without loosing signal?

I am running Windows 7 SP1 and I’ve just bought a Wi-Fi card (plugged in pci on my motherboard) for my desktop. My wireless adapter is a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter TL-WN851ND (US TP-Link page in ...
-2
votes
0answers
9 views

Chattr equivalent for windows? For making no deletable but accessible file which is distributed [on hold]

I'm really struggling with this I need to make my file app undeletable but accessible to all to use, it's loaded on different computers and the user can access it but I don't know how to make it non ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Something Wrong With “Windows Installer” (Windows 8.1 x64)

I think something wrong with "Windows Installer" in my "Windows 8.1 Core x64" (With latest updates) operating system. Symptoms: Can't install some softwares. Installation gives "Error 1603: Fatal ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

System wide file associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm having trying to get a system wide file association set on Windows 7 (more specifically trying to get .jnlp associated properly with javaws.exe). It's associated properly under the admin ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

My Graphic card is dead or not?

I have an Acer V5 and after I changed my HDD I reinstalled Windows 8 and when I install the nVidia driver or constructor driver my screen is scrambled and I cannot see anything! When I uninstall ...
-4
votes
1answer
31 views

Why can't I turn a folder into a file in Windows?

Every time I need to create a text file in Windows I usually right-click inside a folder and select for any option from shortcut to a zip file and rename it's extension to ".txt" (I know that some of ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

3 Finger Flick/Swipe gestures on Windows

I'm using an HP Envy 6 which has a Multitouch touchpad. The Synaptics tool looks like this: As you can see there is a provision of 3 finger swipe gestures, but sadly there's no 'settings' icon next ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Backup and restore / Copy user profile Windows 8.1

how can I backup / restore user profile with user settings in windows 8.1? Unfortunately windows 8 does not support export in Easy Transfer. right now I have to copy manually user files and restore ...
-4
votes
0answers
18 views

How to undelette files/Folders with icacls on command line? [on hold]

For a developpement of an application, i need how unable formating of the flash drive where the app is copied, without (Readonly of diskpart) or if is it not possible, the good command line to execute ...
-1
votes
0answers
26 views

How to change the default resolution in Windows for automatic logon?

I could configure automatic logon with the Autologon tool on my Windows Server 2012 systems. (This might effectively be the same as the solution described here.) Automatic log in seems to work now as ...
1
vote
0answers
14 views

What can cause Windows 8.1 to domain user autologin

After I interrupted the last week Tuesday patch update on my Windows 8.1 laptop, it no longer prompts for login. It logs in automatically with my domain user. It does this after reboot, after sleep ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Require user passwords on windows on specific time range?

How can I make Windows ask for user credential on login only on specific days, or any other time range? Inspired by this question only for linux, it give me the same idea because I have similar ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Windows not recognizing CD/DVD drive

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 7. It has (suddenly) stopped recognizing any CD/DVD that I put in the drive. When I insert a disk, it seems to be processing it for a couple of seconds ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

How to merge dynamic disk on a new computer?

I have 4 sata disks on a machine. They have been merged together as one drive using dynamic disks on windows. The problem is that the motherboard broke so i just want to pop the drives into my ...
2
votes
0answers
19 views

Windows' Security warning on all files on local drives

Users usually can download portable software and use it from local drives withount any warning. (I mean small executables just as putty.exe or a portable application from PortableApps.com) However ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

need to start GUI program in Windows through ssh

I need to start a GUI application in windows machine via ssh. But the problem is when I am using some ssh server this application is running in background. I used freesshd server, which running in ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

HDD working on Mac but asks to be formatted on PC

I have a 1TB Toshiba external HDD, 2 years old. A few days ago it suddenly stopped showing up on my PC. Whenever I connect it, the system asks if I wish to format the HDD and I cannot access my years ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Why does Windows 10 display this Cortana error in teen speak? [on hold]

I'm just trying out Windows 10 build 9901, the one with Cortana and Xbox apps. When I try to activate Cortana, I get this: I don't think Cortana is available in India yet (I don't have/want a ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

Why do we still have Short Names (8dot3 Names) for Files/Folders on Windows?

What is the use of Short Names (8.3 Name) for files/folders ? I'm aware the registry makes use of it but how & are there other uses for this shortname ?
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Installation of Windows 7 on ThinkCenter M91p

PC had Windows Enterprise operating system. I had problems with the HD. I reformatted the HD clean. Acquired Windows 7 Home Premium, but cannot install it. Changed sequence in CMOS to make DVD drive ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

How to access shared folder from Android Browser [migrated]

I'm trying to access file shared with firefox from Ubuntu to Windows (as server) via WIFI, all of setting has been properly set before. I'm using smb protocol via desktop browser from Ubuntu and it ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Windows printing error policy

In CUPS on Linux there are four different error policies: Abort job Retry job immediately Retry job after N seconds Stop printing, so a person can manually inspect the problem What is the error ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How to find what file in winsxs is generating a crash?

I have a program that is generating a msvcr80.dll error and crashing. I would like to find out what is happening, so I could find if the program is using the wrong version of that file. Is there a ...
2
votes
2answers
20 views

How to replicate GPA's Sign and Compress option on command line in Windows

As the title says, I need to replicate GPA's "Sign and Compress" option on the command line. I'm trying to automate some encryption of files for submission to a bank and the instructions they gave me ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Can't install Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 x86

I need Internet Explorer 9 for developing. So I go here and I can download it only for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. However when I try to install I get the error (translated): This version ...
-1
votes
1answer
27 views

What ways exist to control (enable/disable) automatic startup of applications at the end of system boot? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I remember the days when on Windows 95 it was possible to cause programs to launch once the system had finished booting by placing a link to such ...