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Time out configuration for projecting to second screen on Windows 8.1 32bit

I am trying keep programs running with the display turned off on my windows 8.1 tablet, but cannot get it working properly no matter what. The display goes black but it is not completely turned off. ...
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Can I automate an audio playlist to play at certain times, in a desired order?

I currently use Windows Task Scheduler to play certain playlists at certain times of the day/week, which we broadcast online as part of scheduled programming. Each time the task executes, it opens the ...
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I can't get Windows 8.1 to execute batch files through the interface

(moved from stackoverflow where I mistakenly placed it in the wrong spot) Windows 8 has decided that a .bat file has no association. I can't choose to associate it with cmd.exe from the open file ...
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How do I install a previous version of Chrome?

I have a problem with the latest version of Chrome (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/31225926/how-do-i-download-a-file-with-webdriver-in-the-latest-chrome-version-43-0-2357-1) so I need to download ...
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How can an OS change the boot order?

On a machine that uses UEFI and GRUB to boot I've witnessed Windows decide to change the boot order. I thought boot order was only the business of me and my motherboard and simply non-existent in the ...
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Windows drive unallocated after moving drive to external on USB 3.0

I have swapped the HDD in my laptop with an SSD and reinstalled Windows. I was hoping to put the old HDD into a USB 3.0 enclosure and transfering some files over, but the drive shows up as ...
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Visual Studio overwrites settings

A chkdsk snafu rendered my computer unbootable, so IT gave me a new one. Now I have to reinstall and reconfigure everything to my liking and Visual Studio 2012 gives me grief. I managed to lift most ...
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Users lose access to the database folder

I work as IT Support for public service. Some of the software our users use rely on Oracle 9 as database. By default, it installs itself in root folder C:\Orant9i. But from time to time a user calls ...
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Procedure checklist for slow computer problems

For me one of the most hard to pinpoint the causes problem is to determine what is causing slow behavior. In many cases you can't find a process which is consuming more significant memory than the ...
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Reinstalled windows on same drive, windows.old folder is broken

I reinstalled windows, from within windows, on the same drive (inserted the disk while windows was running, and ran the installer). When the installation completed I had a C:\windows.old folder that I ...
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Checking if a key is present on the windows registry through batch file

I work as IT Support for public service. Some of the jobs we have to do on a regular basis is to install some software developed by our own developers. We usually do it as procedures, in which in ...
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How to make an AIO MSDaRT usb/disk

I know there's an AIO windows installation disks, but is it possible making an AIO MSDaRT disc/usb? I wanna have a bootable MSDaRT disk to chose from Vista, Win7, or Win8
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Is it possible to move the windows folder to a second drive to seperate the usage?

I have two small, slow drives. They're big enough to contain the windows folder. I've read before that it's possible to move a folder to a different drive and make windows think it's still there by ...
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How to rename an executable from its details

I have loads of .exe files that got renamed to file1.exe, file2.exe, etc. When you look at a file's Details under Properties (in Windows Explorer), it has the original file name under "Product Name". ...
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How to shutdown a Windows computer using a binary code

I've seen tips/tricks (for example Notepad Tricks on this WordPress blog), that put some 0s and 1s in Notepad and saved it as an .exe file. How can I shut down a Windows computer using such tricks?
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My system is not listing boot-able USB device in BIOS boot device list

I have a ASUS S56C ultrabook and i was trying to install the windows 8.1 through a pendrive. First the device was listed but it gave me error of GPT partition.. so i have converted my ssd disk to MBR. ...
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How does Windows deal with process memory or resource exhaustion?

The other day I was working on a Windows 7 32-bit PC, with a few applications running including Firefox. Over time I kept opening new tabs in Firefox until, suddenly, the Firefox window started ...
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Reformatting drive from a GUID partition to an MBR partition

I understand that Truecrypt is not compatible with an GUID partition but that is the limit of my knowledge. I am currently using a system that has a GUID partition but doesn't have bitlocker ...
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Boot fully encrypted Windows 8+ with GRUB without password using keyfile

I have a current setup so that my entire linux (including /boot) is encrypted and when I first start grub a password is needed to access /boot from my linux partition. But my entire windows partition ...
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Explorer.exe crash frequent

Some days after I solved my precedent question, Windows Explorer started to crash again, but now I can login and everything, but it crashes randomly (frequency vary between 40 seconds and 5 minutes) ...
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Can't Copy/Paste Files in Windows 7

Starting yesterday, after I installed the Windows Updates I can no longer copy/paste files on my system. I can however, copy and paste text just fine. Both keyboard and mouse copy/paste functions ...
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My external hard drive has a 360 GB system file

I have a 2 TB external hard drive. Inside the Windows hidden folder "Systeme Volume Information", there is a 360 GB system file. What can it be ? I also noticed the other day when I tried to back up ...
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Unable to mount windows hard drive on linux live usb

I am fully shutting down windows with "shutdown /s /t 0". I also tried "shutdown /s /f /t 0" I then insert my linux live usb and boot from it. Everything works fine, but when I try to access my ...
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PuTTY working, Terminal SSH is not (with Private Key)

Setup a new server (on Rackspace), got it working in PuTTY/KiTTY. When I run from terminal (Cmder), it asks me to enter a passphrase (which PuTTY doesn't), I hit "enter" (there is no passphrase), ...
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What is adcjavas?

Recently, a strange file came up during one of my regular DISMs, adcjavas.inc. The only place I can seem to find it is in my C:\Windows\WinSxS\ directory, but that doesn't really give me too many ...
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How do I add a Bluetooth COM port in the Win8 Device Manager?

I am trying to set up terminal communication across two Windows 8.1 bluetooth devices - my workstation and an HP Stream 7 Tablet. The devices see each other, pair, and can transmit files, however the ...
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Can I activate a different version of Windows using an OEM key?

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally reinstalled it using a non-Pro install medium. Now Windows won't activate with the key from my initial ...
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Laptop started to crash on low memory conditions

I have a Lenovo T420s that has recently been freezing and then crashing with a blue screen (Windows 7). It has 8GB RAM and a SSD hard disk. I frequently max out memory so hitting the pagefile a lot. ...
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Remote desktop (windows) log on previous user

When I RDC into a windows machine and then close the remote desktop connection the remote pc is left on the login user screen. How can I have the PC switch back to the original user when I log off ...
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How to install Windows after installing and deleting Linux

After installing Linux Mint I formatted my HDD (using the bootable usb linux mint's partition manager Gparted) (ntfs formatted). The reason was that I want to install windows. I have my bootable ...
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How to login to windows programatically automatic after a certain time

I want to make a program so that after manually login to windows I will start a download manager then it is preconfigured to run a file.exe after download finish. During download, I want to lock the ...
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Keeping data separate from OS

Is there a simple way to configure windows/linux/mac so that the OS is installed on a separate HDD/SSD to all the user data which is stored on one or more drives?My motivations are: Quick and easy ...
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Intel RST drivers - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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Why does ffmpeg never end when invoking color in a filter_complex?

I am trying to add a simple color overlay to an existing video, following one of the examples at http://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#Examples-55 (see the example Add a transparent color layer on ...
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Laptop Freezing continues after installing Nvidia Graphics card Drivers [on hold]

I had bought a new laptop with Ubuntu as the OS. The configuration is as follows Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series i7 processor 8 GB RAM 1 TB Hard Disk Nvidia GetForce 840 Graphics card. Intel HD 5500 ...
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How to open a WMP file?

I have some old photos in WMP files. I have tried the suggestions from here: http://fileinfo.com/extension/wmp But none of them worked. Is there any way to open them at Windows 8.1?
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How to browse unc directories using command prompt [duplicate]

i was trying to change my change directory in my unc path,while trying to access the network folder myself getting error : CMD does not support UNC paths as current directories. is it there any ...
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Custom repositories for chocolatey

I see a lot of web posts about custom repos ("sources" in choco terminology) available for chocolatey. e.g. windowsfeatures and webpi. However, none of the commands work on choco 0.9.9 (e.g. choco ...
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Why are Chrome windows/tabs still considered open if I snap them to the side?

I have discovered that if I snap a Chrome window to the side and I switch to a different window, things that would normally pause when I leave keep running. I mostly use this for trivial things, such ...
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windows 7, UEFI, and GPT woes

This might end up being a bit of a long question, but here it goes. I have a desktop PC that runs windows 7. A couple of years ago, I had my main drive die (C drive). I bought a brand new disk and ...
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There is a delay when I press the letters

My keyboard started making clicking sounds when I press the keys and now I have to hold a key for about the seconds to use it. How can I fix this?
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Disable Share Charm Screenshot on Windows 8

I am trying to email photos using the "Share Charm" on Windows 8. The only image that image I can obtain is a "Screenshot" image of my entire desktop. How do I disable screenshot?
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CMD ping requests not allowing more than 1000 bytes to be sent

I can successfully ping, say, google.com via cmd using: ping {IP ADDRESS} -T -L 1000 But if I use a packet size greater than "1001" I get a request timed out error. I know that the max amount of ...
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How do I perform an OEM Windows installation?

I'm building a computer for one of my friends, and have purchased a Windows System Builder License. After running Windows Update and installing missing drivers and a few other necessary applications, ...
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Windows Software RAID 1 - How can I “Offline” both disks at the same time?

I want to disable both drives in my Mirrored Volume setup so that I can mount them in a virtual machine (for testing, no important data is on the drives right now). Offlining them individually breaks ...
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windows 8.1 pro config\systemprofile\desktop

I changed the properties of my systemprofile folder - I tried to add my own name as a user with full rights (even though I am the administrator), but now I have lost the file ...
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All Programs button via Group Policy

This article describes a method to get an "All Programs" button on the Windows 8.1 taskbar, but I would like to know how to do something like this via Group Policy so I can push it out to all of our ...
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Command on new line

I have the following command: cd ../../game ^ electron src that I need to run. Which basically means step up two folders from our current directory then into the game folder and call electron on the ...
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How to check version of IE on Windows 7 with PowerShell?

I want to check which version of IE I have on my Windows 7 machine. I would like to do this with the command line, either through Command Prompt or PowerShell. Thank you!
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Microsoft account password change security issue

Recently I detected malware on my windows 8.1 pc which included: password fox browserpassview mailpassview passview installeRex dialupas netpass I removed these using my anti-virus tool and I ...