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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
2answers
32 views

How can I recover files deleted in java?

I did a mistake and deleted .wav files using File.delete() in Java. I use Windows 7 and NetBeans IDE 7.0. How can I restore the files?
1
vote
1answer
10 views

How to use Virtual Box with a Disk image created with Norton Ghost?

I was given a file with "sv2i" extension and a couple of "v2i" files. According to my search, it is a disk image created with Norton Ghost. I converted the sv2i file to a vmdk file, which apparently ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

WinToFlash - Loading FreeDos No Kernel Sys

I used WinToFlash to create a bootable flashdrive but I think I didn't check the right drive for the destination of OS. I think it formatted my Local C Drive where my main OS installed. My question ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

How to show file size in MB on Windows XP?

It's strange that Windows XP is showing my file in KB in details view under Windows Explorer (there is a 14GB file in the folder, so it doesn't make sense). Is there a setting somewhere to change ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Have a self extract archive extract to specific folder

How can I create a self extracting archive that will extract the contents into a specific folder? Any program or method is acceptable on windows.
-2
votes
0answers
17 views

Why is there a missing SID number?

I am attempting to construct a complete list of all of the security principals on my Windows 8 system in order to create a map for a shared drive. I have found the names of the accounts for SID's in ...
0
votes
1answer
8 views

How do I use a font with a space in its name in gVim?

I just installed vim-airline, and I want to use a font that has support for the cool arrow glyphs that vim-airline supports. So, I downloaded the font "Liberation Mono for Powerline" from the ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

I am not able to get a Dell keyboard to work with my Lenovo U430 Ideapad.

I bought a USB adaptor so the keyboard can be plugged in, (it has a PS2 plug) but nothing happens when I type on it.
1
vote
0answers
6 views

Fetch from NPM registry always fails

On my Windows server 2012 machine I am unable to install/update npm packages. It was working allright, but stopped one day. I tried everything and I am seriously thinking about reinstalling the ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Port forwarding works on Ubuntu but doesn't work on windows

I set up my wireless router to port forward 80 -> 80 (as well as 8080 -> 80) to my local http server. I have dual boot windows + ubuntu and both of them have apache installed. The problem is if I boot ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How do you turn off toolbars via command line?

I have 3rd party tools that must be installed but users do not want the toolbars shown. Is there a way to disable it via command line or reg?
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Trying to mass replace files from one directory to where the file is found in another. Windows 7

I have 200+ files in a single directory that I need to first search for in another directory with subs and replace after it is found. File names are the same. Content/size is usually different. Last ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Wiping a computer before re-imaging

I don't have my windows disks because our computers come directly from Lenovo with a company disk image. Also we have a disk image that installs when we boot a blank computer on our network. What ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Appending filename and path in Batch file

I'm having a hard time learning how to use command lines and the using batch files. What I want to do is write a custom path and then add the filename so that the output could be saved there. This ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Power Point Presentation two monitors

I need to realize a presentation with this approach: I have a PC connected to two monitors that extend the desktop. My power point presentation must run different contents on each monitor, but each ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Can I set an icon for for an application registered under OpenWith?

I want to set up a script, where the base executable is the interpreter, to be selected in the Open With dialog. I already know the information in this question: How do you add a non-program-files ...
1
vote
2answers
14 views

Windows file's default action to open with a vbs script?

Don't laugh. I'm in a corporate environment with a locked down desktop. Installing third party apps is not an option. Notepad is mostly okay, the biggest pain though is that it doesn't detect if ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Take Command (command prompt replacement): Frozen session tab with “ERROR: The file is either empty or does not contain the valid choices.”

UPDATE: I can faithfully reproduce this error with a minimal Ant build. Check out this video. The two files are pasted at the bottom of this question post. As posted on the Take Command forum, I am ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Error when installing XP after win 7

My machine was running win 7. For some reason I had to install XP. So inputted the XP CD on the machine and started to installation. While installing, the process formated the C:\ drive and then ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Desktop changes automatically

I have a Windows 7 Desktop for which the Desktop icons change automatically on system restart and creates user account folders without creating user accounts.I have tried removing them but find that ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

checks if a shut down command has been issued

Is it possible to detect a shutdown event? What are the scripts to detect and handle the event issued in the command prompt? I would like to have the script and use it in a condition that checks if pc ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

No sound at HDMI monitor on Windows 8.1

I have a Samsung S27C750 monitor and I cannot get the computer sounds to it although I am using an hdmi cable which should transfer the sound along with the image. The cable is ok because it was ...
2
votes
1answer
48 views

Color blindness and Windows command prompt

I have a very hard time reading red letters on a black background, a combination that is used frequently by several command line tools that I use on windows. I can remove the colored output by ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

system Idle process in windows [on hold]

Idle process in windows 7 which runs in service session ( session 0) don't know why has one thread 0 handles on single core cpu but on inspection i came to know that it has no image on the system so ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

How can I open a file with Notepad without permanently associating its extension with Notepad?

I’m a developer; I basically work in a Windows 8 environment with several virtual machines running Linux, Windows, etc. I want to prevent Windows associating new file extensions. That is, if I want ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Any workaround for Windows dual monitors bug--both monitors have blinking cursor as if to receive focus

This is a very annoying bug. It regularly fools me into typing in the wrong window, simply because the topmost window in each monitor continues to look as if it's active and has focus (title bar ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

List applications preventing Windows 8 from shutting down

Often, after I have initiated shutdown on Windows 8, I realize there are some applications I would like to close explicitly. I see that Windows 7 lists applications that are preventing the OS from ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

Writing time in a file in a for loop

In windows 2008: I'm trying to zip and copy files to a backup server. I use command line/batch file, I log the result in a log file, I now want to log also the time for each file looped. The ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Windows media center Extender Error

I recently brought a new computer and when i try to link my Xbox 360 to my external hard drive using windows media centers extender option (what everyone uses) but i get this error after 2 steps and ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

cant download site I get error 403 No bucket list of xml

I tried to download this webby addy https://the-aware-life-9.s3.amazonaws.com/ and I get error 403 forbidden. I want to know how to get the downloads via WGET or whatever. I used httrack and it did ...
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

checks if a shut down command has been issued [duplicate]

Is it possible to detect a shutdown event? What are the scripts to detect and handle the event issued in the command line? I would like to have the script and use it in a condition that checks if pc ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

What is the purpose of the Start Page Redirect Cache registry value?

Under the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main registry key there are a couple of values that I am curious about their intended use. I was looking into setting the default IE home page and ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Windows updates failure configuring updates

I recently got a new computer and when i try to install the updates i get the following error "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" this issue is really annoying because i can ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Is there any way to auto-unlock a bitlocker OS drive without a TPM?

I'd like to encrypt the system drive on my desktop computer, but I routinely use it remotely so I don't want to be stuck putting in a password or USB stick on boot. My primary concern is with someone ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Batch Issue - Creating folders and Moving Documents

I’m trying to create a batch script in Windows 7 that will look at the first 6 numbers of 100s of pdf, create a folder based on the 6 unique numbers and move the pdfs into their respected folders. ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Batch file XCOPY cannot find existing directory

I'm writing a small batch file to copy my C# project to another drive. I'm using XCOPY to copy an entire folder (We have some XP machines still, so robocopy isn't an option). However, when I run the ...
3
votes
2answers
47 views

Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition - Can't install Windows 7

I received two computers, and they are both having identical problems. I am booting from USB and I see the hard drive, but I get this message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Disable Shutdown Event Tracker from Command Line

How can I disable the windows shutdown event tracker from the command line? I've seen that I can disable it by editing the registry, but I am hoping there is another way. Thank you!
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Is there a way to convert a non-Chocolatey installed program into a Chocolatey installed one?

I have a few programs that have been installed using non-Chocolatey methods (.msi packages, setup.exe, etc.). I have recently started using Chocolatey and would like to use it to update these ...
-1
votes
0answers
12 views

Cisco E2000 multiple guests access

If I have one guest it works fine but if a second guest is on, the first guest is automatically disconnected. What can I do to fix that?
0
votes
0answers
20 views

How manage remote desktop accsss [on hold]

I'm developing desktop application, and this app is available for all users on remote server (Windows Server 2008R2). For every user I have to create new windows account with remote desktop ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Github for windows not working after install

Today I have installed Github For Windows. I had installed Github For windows earlier and at that time it worked fine but due to some reason I had to uninstall it. Today when I installed Github again ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

compare 2 arrays eg. csv

i would like to know if it is possible to compare 2 list via shell. The setup: List "A" with about 6000 entries List "B" with about 300 entries Is it possible to detect wich are duplicate and wich ...
-1
votes
1answer
19 views

MS Word document not responding [on hold]

I am facing problem with MS Word lately. Have installed the software again, but no help. Problem: When we open any word document, document opens with not responding in the brackets next to the file ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

IE/Chrome add permanent SSL certificate exception?

How can I add a permanent SSL certificate exception for certain websites? These sites have certificates signed by some root CA which I do not want to trust. When I tried to manually install the ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

get output from cmdline application independently of system's locale

I'm trying to get the full OS-version information of a w32 host in a script (thus: from the cmdline), to be run on a variety of different machines. For this, i'm using the systeminfo as described ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

OpenVPN GUI stopps working

I finally configured my OpenVPN Server v5 installed on Windows 7 machine. I have 25 clients which can reach it, ping it and do all the network traffic through the VPN. However, I need my server to be ...
2
votes
2answers
24 views

Windows 7 icon recovery

I have installed a alienware skin for my computer but while it was installing I closed it before it created a uninstaller and i cant uninstall it through control panel. I have tried to refresh the ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Is it possible to run a script on Windows boot as admin by adding it into a “Current Version\Run” registry key of the user “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM”?

This is the Windows registry autorun key for my current (administrator group) user: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and this one is for the "NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" ...
2
votes
0answers
20 views

What is the path for the NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM registry hive?

If I open the registry with the SYSTEM account in Windows by using the PSExec tool from SysInternals: psexec -i -s regedit and I change an entry, for example, here: ...