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How to get the local addresses available though using VPN and a proxy PAC script?

I'm using a VPN tunnel to connect an internal corporate network. To use the internet connection at the same time I had to set up my internet options, particularly: Automatic configuration [x] ...
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One-way file deletion in GoodSync

My team and I are using GoodSync to create server based backups of our local files (i.e. what we have locally, is being copied to our server). The jobs are setup as backup jobs (left to right rule). ...
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Windows 10 Crossed Network Streams

This is very bizarre, but it's happened twice now, so I want to see if anyone else has run into it. On Windows 10, after an automatic Windows Update, I am getting crossing network streams, meaning ...
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Windows - Add keyboard shortcuts without installing programs

I am currently using a high security computer that dosen't allow me to install programs on my computer. However I want to bind shortcuts to use within my program to increase productivity Example: ...
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How to reset to factory settings after Windows 10 upgrade

I was given a computer from someone else who upgraded recently. The one they gave me is running Windows 10 Pro (They upgraded from Windows 8). I'd like to restore it to factory settings, even if that ...
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Can get Homegroup working to access pcs on network

I have win 8.1 laptop on wireless connection to home router/network. Have win10 pc connected hard wired. I have removed both units from Homegroup but I can't create a homegroup. Win only offers for ...
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Accept all out of date self-signed certificates

My work computer does not access the internet at all, ever. We have a web server that has an out of date certificate that is preventing me from accessing it programmatically with a POST request. I ...
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Hiding some folders and files without possibility to make them visible again

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and I need a way to make some folders and files of the Google Chrome browser invisible without the possibility to make them visible again unless reinstalling Windows. ...
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Windows Remote Desktop — how to not have remote screen on

If I work from home using windows remote desktop, my work computers would have the screen on. People at work can see my screen, what I am seeing, typing, etc. How do I disable that? i.e. I can see ...
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Emulating or Equivilent RPM Validation on Windows

I'm currently looking at emulating some Linux processes but on the Windows platform. On our Linux systems we can leverage package manager features to check installed applications for changes since ...
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Import cookies and passwords from Firefox to Firefox

As Firefox (32-bit) was getting unresponsive, presumably due to maxing out its process RAM, I've just installed an official 64-bit version of Firefox from this page. That 64-bit Firefox dev build ...
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How do you set Windows 7 photo viewer as default on Windows 10

I've tried searching and I've used registry edits but I can't select and use the Windows 7 Image Viewer application as my default. Our end users hate the Windows 10 one and apparently, Microsoft has ...
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How can I benchmark Internet connection uptime (to run for hours and log results)? [on hold]

I have reason to suspect that my Internet connection is unstable. How can I monitor (with logging) Internet uptime and length of outages? Is there a tool or built-in command that can provide ...
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Uploading a file using FTP every 10 minutes

I'm trying to upload a file from local to FTP every 10 minutes .I just have the FTP login information and I need the process to be automatically done every time the user log to windows .How could I do ...
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How to install wampserver silently or unattended mode

I am trying to install the "wampserver" in silent mode by using the following command "wampserver.exe /verysilent"........but it still asking user input for 'default browser' and 'text editor'. Could ...
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Windows 10 running slow

Windows 10 running slow sometimes or hang. Task managers shows disk 100% usage. My laptop configuration; 1) Operating System Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit 2) CPU Intel Core i7 5500U @ 2....
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How to reset User settings and delete data as if User has been just created in Windows 7 manually?

I want to reset user settings and delete all user specific data. Can i safely delete all folders (Hidden and System as well) from the User directory. Will they be created automatically ? Will it ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Won't Start

I'm at a loss here. This VM was just fine until today. My machine froze and I had to do a cold boot, and when Windows started back up, the VM won't start. It gives this error. Since then, I have ...
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How to download from a URL containing too many megabytes of text to open it in a browser, without installing software?

I need to provide a process for people in a tightly controlled corporate Windows environment, who can't access PowerShell or install wget-like software, to download very large XML files from web ...
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Hosted Network Not Supported

Back when I had Windows 8, I would run Hosted Networks from my computer all the time using the netsh wlan start hostednetwork code in the command line terminal. However, since I have updated to ...
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ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots

ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots... Pulling the USB drive at reboot time does not allow continued install of Win 10. Just boots UBUNTU as it would had no Win 10 File Loading
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Multiple Microsoft Hosted Networks in one household

Trying to have multiple hosted networks in one household but something is wrong. On PC 1 it is set up using the commands netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=HotSpot key=8characters netsh ...
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BSOD BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER while installing Windows

I have formatted and installing Windows using DVD, My USB isn't working, computer just hags whenever anything attached to USB so there was no option to boot from USB. In second phase of installation ...
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Unable to upgrade to windows 10

I already reserved windows 10 months ago, but it does not offer me to install it. There is a symbol at the bottom right. If i click it then i just get some infos: I tried it with the Media ...
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Show file dates from MTP device?

When I connect my MTP device (Android phone) via USB to my Windows 10 PC, open it in Windows Explorer, and set the View to Details, it does not show the file dates. Is there a way to make it do so? ...
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Enable Sleep Windows 10

I was trying to enable hibernate on my Windows 10 PC. (It was purchased as Win10, I did not update it from 7 or 8). I typed powercfg -h on in an elevated command prompt. When I shut down my computer ...
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Failing hard drive. How to find out which one?

I have a "failing" hard drive that makes some noise once in a while(15 min or so).sound ex: search for: Samsung 40GB desktop hard drive with bad head knocks a few times. I have used "Seatools" and "...
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How to make my pc look like the photo I have attached? [on hold]

How can I make my Windows 10 look like this : It is gained from this question from Movies StackExchange.
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How to enable keyboard keypress sounds on Windows 10 System?

Is there any way to enable Keyboard sounds on windows 10? Any way I could enable keypress sounds? I have DELL XPS laptop with Windows 10.
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Windows 10 administrator account

Why does Windows 10 warn me that a program "can't be opened using the built-in administrator account" when I am logged in under a different (non-built-in) administrator account?
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How can I find out the command line options for git-bash.exe?

Apparently my google-fu sucks... I know these from other StackExchange posts: --cd-to-home # Change directory to home --cd=<path> # Change directory to <path> -i # ? -...
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How to set some keys to be pressed automatically and alternativly?

I need some pattern of keys be press automatically in a loop. For example windows Key+prt sc then up button and wait for 500ms and anew... I need to this hundreds of time by a loop
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Windows batch extract zip files, into folders based on zip name and combining similar zips

I have been searching for a way to bulk extract zip files in a directory and extract them into individual folders based on their zip file name. I found: Extract all Zip's in a directory (incl. ...
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Windows CMD - How to rename all files in all subfolders to parent folder name

Alright scripters, Im still trying to wrap my head around the FOR command. What Id like to do is rename all files in all subfolders to the folder name they reside in, retaining their extensions. Id ...
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Weird driver sticking around

There seems to be an extra driver (E:) connected to my computer that Clicking on it would tell me to insert a disk into the drive It seems to be an SD card and has absolutely contains and holds no ...
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Search inside of folder shortcuts

I have a folder with 100+ shortcuts to other folders all over my computer. I need to search inside each of these folders, but i have not found a way. Another user asked the same question: Search ...
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How can I stream a video from a media playing program, into a file? (to retrieve video off a DVD with CRC errors)

I have a DVD with CRC errors. I have tried DVD shrink, it showed a CRC error and stopped. I tried Handbrake, it only copied 30min rather than 1 hour. I tried How can I copy files from a scratched ...
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Windows Command Prompt: dir + what option shows only Directories and not files?

All / (switches) in Windows don't have any filter purposes. I know in Linux it is - (options). At a Windows command prompt, how can I show only Directories and not Files?
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I think WLAN autoconfig can't find my wireless adapter

I have tried everything. The driver is installed and working but it won't show in network connections. WLAN autoconfig says everything is fine but it won't turn on the adapter.
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Nmap scanning Virtualbox Windows VM through static IP

I have a Windows 7 VM set up on a Ubuntu host with a static IP assigned to the VM (192.168.56.2) but when I tried scanning this IP with nmap I got strange results root@Host-PC:~# nmap 192.168.56.2 ...
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Intel Wireless Network Adapter won't allow mac spoofing on Windows but is possible in Linux, how? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 5558 laptop which consists of Intel Dual Band Wireless AC as the WLAN card and the corresponding WLAN driver is installed. I was trying to spoof my address using Windows 10. ...
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Automatically shorten paths over a character count limit in bash

Windows and tools running on windows servers (eg. OneDrive) have a limit on path lengths. I am looking for a command line tool in OSX/Linux/Unix to, within a directory, shorten all paths above a path ...
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Boot with flash drive on tablet

I have a insignia flex with windows 10. It came with a keyboard but I cant get the flash drive to show up in boot select. I really want to install Windows 7 as it would be better. How can I resolve ...
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What Java package from Oracle is this Microsoft link supposed to download? (from Visual Studio 2015 Community update 3 offline install)

Know what am I supposed to download that the following Microsoft link was supposed to give me? (ie link below gives error for me) http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=616976 I need to download ...
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Windows routing issue

I have two Windows boxes (Windows 10 and Windows 7). The first one named SERVER runs OpenVPN as server, the remote one named REMOTE runs the OpenVPN client and connects to the SERVER fine. Both have ...
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Windows 8.1 2 in 1 Tablet tied to unused Hotmail account whose password is forgotten?

Windows 8.1 2 in 1 Tablet tied to unused Hotmail account whose password is forgotten? I have some old family folks who did not realize they created this, then they lent the machine to another old ...
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Use Android phone screen for windows PC [on hold]

I have a PC but I would like to use an android phone for a screen. I can connect it via USB, Wifi or bluetooth (but I'm looking for the lower consumption possible). How can I do that?
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How to move content of removable drive to folder on the same drive using CMD?

I want to move all the content (including sub-folders) of a removable drive to folder which is inside the drive. This is how it looks in Windows Explorer:
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Windows 10 Startup Managment [on hold]

Does anyone have any advice or experiance with managing Windows 10 Startup programs, services and processes? I have seen tutorials on how to mess with the registry to prevent programs from starting ...
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How do I type a logical 'OR' i.e. (∨) in notepad?

I just wanted to know regarding typing a logical 'OR' i.e. ∨ (\u2228) When I try to type ALT+8744 (8744 being 2288(hex) in decimal), it works/ the ∨ appears ok in ms word or wordpad, but in ...