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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. ...
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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 ...
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Got two refurbished computers with “wiped” hard drives. 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 ...
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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!
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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 ...
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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?
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How manage remote desktop accsss

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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MS Word document not responding

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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" ...
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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: ...
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Repairing HDD - help to command prompt

I've dropped and destroyed my HDD with family stuff and so on aboard, and I read online, that I should just use /R /F /X D: in commandprompt, runned as administrator. I did that, and this is my ...
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Windows setup which allows sending game sound to both USB-headset and soundcard?

I would like to record some game play while playing and in order to do that with what I have lying around I need to have game sound output to both my USB-headset and my traditional sound card which I ...
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Speeds reported within a single tracert vary wildly

My Internet connection is being very unreliable at present. When I try to visit a web page, it takes about a minute to establish the connection, but once the connection is in place the page loads ...
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Can I allow open access, for all users, to all files on my PC?

My wife and I share a PC, but use separate user names. We put all photos into a C:\Family folder. Whenever I copy any files to this folder (from SD card, downloads, etc), she cannot open those ...
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custom dhcp client on windows -manualy send discover and request packets?

My ISP has lease time 1 minute on its wifi connection. It basicly means that my system constatntly resets interface while setting same IP over and over on IP. When I set IP, gateway, netmask manualy ...
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Easiest way to BSOD on a fresh install?

I want a fairly easy way to BSOD a fresh install of Windows 7 or 8 on purpose. Preferably offline, with nothing to undo to get it back up and running again as normal, i.e. a reboot should fix the ...
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Logitech K800 keyboard media keys not working even AFTER resetting the human user interface thing

They work temporarily, but then as soon as I turn the computer back on they don't work. I set it to automatic. The only way I have gotten it to work is to set it to manual, hit apply, then set it back ...
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damaged hard disk, how to recover the data [on hold]

I have a hard disk that damaged physically from my DELL laptop. The top platter broken. So, is there anyway to recover the data even with some companies? Because I have very important data.
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Redirect TCP/IP to COM port driver

There are many programs which emulate a COM port and let you redirect it to an ethernet port. I want to do the opposite of that. Create a virtual ethernet port that redirects to a physical COM port. ...
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Cannot connect to torproject.org in chrome (win7)

I was trying to access the Tor project's official website through Chrome in Windows 7, but it didn't let me continue. Instead, Chrome told me that it cannot connect to the real www.torproject.org and ...
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Does anyone knows how to delete a sub-directory in a source directory that does not exist in the destination directory using windows command prompt?

I am trying to create .bat file that syncs files and folders and so far I got up to this: xcopy "C:\Users\user pc\Google Drive" "J:\Google drive offline backup" /d /e /f /h /i /j /k /r /s /y /z for ...
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Chrome suddenly lowers sound volume

When I use Chrome to listen to music, sometimes the volume suddenly goes down. Other sounds are just normal. This is the Windows Sound mixer shows: The volume meter on Chrome has 2 indicators. I ...
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Sign in to install important updates

Windows 8 started showing up this message 'Sign in to install important updates' in the bottom right side of the login screen each time after booting up. But each time when I login no updates are ...
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Why does my computer run slow if it is not using most of its CPU or RAM? [on hold]

I have two machines - a relatively cheap laptop and a high end desktop. My laptop sometimes runs slowly doing various tasks that would be quick on my desktop. My first guess is that I'm using most of ...
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How can I add, from another operating system, a script for execution on the next Windows boot?

Also known as: adding a script on some Windows startup without booting it I have a multiple operating systems computer, one of them is Windows, and I would like to add some .cmd script to the ...
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How to stop previous command proccess?

I moderate my windows server remotely by command line. Once I wrote: "netstat -an" It showed up the results normally, but after this command, when I write any command it displays the results of ...
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Windows 8.1 Suspecious Activity

A new user account automatically is creater again and again no matter how many times I delete it. Its a random string "raxxujpxh" thats appears as a user name. Does anyone know what might be causing ...
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Syntax highlighting in .vim for python segments files on windows

I use python a lot in my vimrc. On my linux machine it correctly highlights segments of code between func! VIMSCRIPT_FUNC_WITH_PYTHON() python << endpython import vim ...
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Create small music videos from a collection of images and audio tracks (one each)

I have a collection of 300 still images (all JPGs) and 300 MP3 audio tracks. I would like to create a music video with only one image and one audio track. Any order of images with the MP3s will do. ...
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windows 7 suddenly not recognizing USB display adapter - display settings messed up

I have been using two USB display adapters (USB video cards) to connect windows 7 laptop to multiple monitors. All worked well, then after I tried to connect it to different monitor, windows 7 no ...
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How can I change active EDID, for my external monitor?

I have many EDIDs in registry (I see this in EDID Manager)... but active EDID is not the appropriate one. How can I change my active EDID?
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run with administrator privileges [on hold]

i have laptop windows 8... after i turn on my laptop and waiting for a while, i can't open my desktop or any app in start menu.. if i try open it it say (app) can't open while File Explorer is running ...
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While extending the partition to unallocated space Windows 8.1

I recently bought a laptop with free dos because I already had a version of Win 8.1. after installing the OS, While repartitioning the Hard Drive, I discovered two unallocated 7.80GB (one NTFS and one ...
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How do I disable multicast on the TCP/IP stack for Windows?

I'd like to disable the TCP/IP stack's support for multicast completely on Windows for diagnostic purposes. How do I do this? I'm looking to do this on Windows XP, but if none can be provided, ...
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How to make windows flat form operating systems in single BOOTABLE DVD [on hold]

How to make windows flat form operating systems in single BOOTABLE DVD plese help me any one knows how to make process details
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How do I remove items from my Windows 8 context menu?

So first, here's what my actual context menu looks like: These useless options were added by third-party programs, and apparently I can't delete them using the "traditional" programs recommended on ...
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Junction links in windows 8 for ssd

Hello i have an asus s550cm and i have a 24gb Kingston ssd, i installed Windows 8 and i have a problema with junction links. The only junction link i can make it´s users folder but when i try to ...
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Has indexing for Microsoft OneNote files been removed from Windows 8.1 [on hold]

It is apparently not possible to have Windows search index items and Microsoft OneNote files. At least that's what I thought Microsoft had stated upon the reduction in Windows 8/8.1. Has anybody been ...
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Does opening a Windows file in Linux update the file's access time?

I've got two hard drives in my computer, one with Windows and one with Linux (Vista and Mint 16, respectively). If I boot up Linux, I can then mount the other hard drive and access files on it. Each ...
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My disk at half size after formatting

I'm a long time linux user, I'm also a Windows user, after formatting my brand new USB dongle I get ~30Gb from the partition table available to create a new partition where the nominal capacity of the ...
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Why do System Restore points vary in size so much on Windows XP?

I've just been looking on my Win XP system with TreeSize Free and find that in System Volume Information I have 18 Restore Points taking up around 12.2 GB of disk space in total. I also find that the ...
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Will upgrading to Windows 8 replace my corrupted user profile?

After a bit of structured troubleshooting I found out that my Windows 7 x64 user profile is corrupted. (Which leads to me being unable to print from Word or PDFs as well as denies me the usage of the ...
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Chrome not default browser for certain operations

According to the Chrome settings page, Chrome is currently set as my default browser. However, while some operations (such as clicking on a URL in a non-browser application) do launch Chrome, others ...
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Windows 7 IE version mismatch

When I try to upgrade from IE 9 t IE 10 on Windows 7 x64 Enterprise SP1 it runs through the install process and fails. It goes through this process: Downloading required updates Setup needs to ...