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How do I change the input language for a program being run as another user?

On Windows 8.1, alt-shift changes the input language/keyboard for all programs. This works fine for applications that I'm running under my own user account. But if I start a program with "runas", ...
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Windows NT Paging Algorithms

I've been trying to figure out how the paging works inside Windows operating systems. I found a blog post from Mark Russovich back in 1998 about such memory management. He discusses the "Least ...
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Sharing an external hard drive connected to PC via USB to other devices

I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 Home. I have an external hard drive connected via USB to that PC. I would like to be able to share that external hard drive with other computers. For instance I ...
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Shrink volume past 3258MB

I am wondering how I can shrink my C: volume past 3258MB as I have a 1.79TB Harddrive with 1.57TB free, and I would like to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 7 How can I go about doing this?
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Any simple way to keep all Windows programs in focus at the same time?

On Windows XP I am in need of having up to four separate processes of one program in focus at the exact same time so all of them can receive input and function as if they were just one program in full ...
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how to create a installer which extracts files then create a shortcut to a file extracted with “run as Administrator” [duplicate]

For now I am using winrar SFX function to create a installer for my program, it works great! It allows my users to extract the files wherever they want plus it allows me to create a shortcut to ...
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Cant make native special characters for some reason

Whenever I boot up my PC and log in, everything is working properly until... I cant type the special characters (the default way) anymore for some reason. ALT + L should produce the Ł character ALT ...
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Horizontally invert desktop icons [duplicate]

Windows auto-arranges desktop icons to the top left. I was wondering if there was any way to arrange them to the top right instead, like OSX.
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Which hardware/softwares do I need in order to push new software from a single central computer (server?) to many client computers at once?

I apologise in advance if I use the wrong terminology, or say anything spectacularly ignorant. I'm bound to and, in fact, my problem is precisely the fact that I do not know the correct terminology in ...
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Lost all desktop settings

I'm using windows 7. I logged in one morning and found my desktop background was black, and I had lost all my desktop icons & settings. I then found that I could not open any application - it ...
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Open windows session of another user this computer on the second monitor

Is it possible to open another windows session, for another user on the same machine, on the second monitor? The reason for me is e.g. to test my application while running in the different sessions, ...
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Windows 7 - Can I “Make text and other items larger or smaller” different on separate displays? The selection applies to all 3 of my monitors

I use three monitors. One is my laptop, and the other two are large Dell monitors. In the "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution" screen, I can change the ...
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Weird SQL Time and Date exception in Windows

OS: Windows - Environment: MySQL I am facing a weird problem (for me at least), I was running some tests on database activities, the full scenario is like this: I have two Java programs manipulating ...
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Ports not opening correctly

I am trying to open up ports to run a program but it won't work. I am trying to open up port 80 for testing, but even that didn't work. Here are the steps I'm going through. Open windows firewall, ...
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Syntax Error: Moving of Files

Every time I run my .bat file the response always says "The syntax of command is incorrect". And found out that the moving of files part of the script is causing the syntax command error. How will I ...
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printing documents is slow on 64 bit windows machine when compared with 32 bit windows machine

I have developed a Windows Service using C# which prints the documents from my C# windows application. The service prints the documents fast when my printer is connected to windows 32 bit ...
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Only require a password for remote desktop but not local use in Windows 8.1

Wait! There are similar questions but they are specific to windows 7 and XP. I want to set up remote desktop on windows 8.1 (easy to do) with a password BUT, I want to maintain the convenience of ...
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Can ping 8.8.4.4 but not 8.8.8.8

I'm on a windows 8.1 laptop, and when I ping 8.8.8.8 the request times out, but 8.8.4.4 works fine. I tried restarting, resetting the network adapter, reconnecting, but it still doesn't work. tracert ...
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How can I disable only Palmcheck?

I am looking for a way to disable Palmcheck specifically. I am running Windows 8.1 and my drivers are up to date, including ones that Windows' updating system doesn't include. I would just disable ...
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interrupted Windows User Profile Move

I've got my Windows User Profile on default location; C:Users\ ; needed to move a USer account contents to another logical drive(D:\Users). Started moving items in the profile in the desktop(Cut - ...
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IIS FTP Folder Access Issues (550)

I'm trying to connect to our FTP on an IIS server and I'm having issues viewing files/folders. My manager is able to connect with no issues and it's been a long time since he set it up. We added a ...
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cannot access trendnet wireless box

My Trendnet TEW-452BRP wireless router is connected with a NetGear ProSafe VPN firewall FVS318 router right now. They are working fine. I am right now connected with wireless. I try to change the ...
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Is it possible to synchronize Outlook contacts and Windows contacts?

There are two contacts stores (at least) in Windows: 1) one is displayed in explorer-like window 2) and another one is controlled via control panel and displayed in "big" Outlook: Is it ...
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Effect of Windows environment variables (especially OMP_NUM_THREADS)

Does setting OMP_NUM_THREADS=1 in the global environment variables (via Control Panel -> Sytem -> Environment variables) affect only programs run from the command prompt or all programs?
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Keyboard is not working, can't type the letter s [on hold]

Hello everyone and happy Thanksgiving eve. I am having keyboard trouble. I can't type the letter s on my keyboard. I am using a laptop, but I have tried using an external keyboard too, and I get the ...
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What could cause the files to be replaced with null bytes, size and timestamp not modified?

Something has malformed a bunch of files on my hard drive. The malformed files: have theirs content replaced with NULL bytes, are exactly the same size as before the malform happen, modification ...
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How to find all files that consist only of null bytes (any number of them)

I need to find all the files on my hdd that conains only (any number of) NULL bytes. How can I do it on Windows machine. Or with Linux tools live CD? Background: Something has malformed a bunch ...
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Can I make any mess if I'd connect to remote server via PuTTy in a wrong way?

I just start using a new hosting. After I registered and get IP and port number and I tried to connect to the server with PuTTy in its simple way: run PuTTy enter IP address and port number click ...
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Any way to obscure password in Windows EXE start-up argument?

There is a Windows GUI application (call it A from now on) that takes some password as its start-up argument. For example, C:\SomeProgram.exe /usr=homer /pwd=simpson There is an application (call ...
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Exclude letters for automount drivers letter usage

I would like to be sure that some letters are not used for the driver automount because i reserved that for other programs
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Can they trace copied documents from the desktop not the server on to a hard drive? [on hold]

Ok so I've been doing my own stuff at work and I saved it onto my desktop not the server ... And was wondering if they can trace my files being copied to a hard drive?
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Dell U3014 (2560 x 1600) monitor showing pixelated output on Windows

I have installed a Dell U3014 monitor using DVI cable to NVidia GT630. It is a HiDPI monitor and I am able to reach up to the resolution of 2560 x 1600 but the everything is pixelated. I have tried it ...
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Routing from VM to internet

I have setup a VM using VirtualBox with Windows 7 as the host. On my homenetwork the VM can connect fine to the internet, without any changes on my side. However, when I'm running the VM when ...
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Windows equivalent of su

During start up, Group Policy can be used to run scripts before user log in. These scripts run as the local system account, which I understand to be effectively like root. I'd like to run a script as ...
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How to change default program to open magnet link in windows?

Recently I installed BitComet. No when I click a torrent magnet link from chrome it opens with BitComet though I changed the settings of BitComet to not to be the default program to open magnet links. ...
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Meaning of “#” in folder details Windows 7

On Windows 7 when I look at the details of files in a folder I see a column titled simply "#". I can see this when I open Windows Explorer, Alt-V, Choose Details. What is this column?
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Is there a way to enter a non-space “invisible” letter in Windows?

Gmail lets you have hierarchy in tags. In other words, you can nest tags. But, in displaying nested tags in the left-panel, Gmail only indents nested tags down to the second level. From the third ...
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download single torrent on multiple platforms without duplicating (or at least minimizing duplication)

I've found similar requests to this, but not quite the same. I have a laptop and an Android, sometimes one has WiFi, sometimes the other, sometimes both. I want to initiate a torrent download (don't ...
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L2TP on Windows 8 with Shared Key without certificate

I've got a VPN running on Azure, with Windows Server 2012 R2, and I have configured a Shared Key to connect my Android Device to that VPN. This requires a username, password and the Shared Key. The ...
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Memory card not detected in PC

I have a password protected Sandisk 2gb micro memory card. I have set a password protection for my memory card. Unfortunately I forgot the password which I have set for my memory card. I have ...
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Access first to GRUB in dual boot with WINDOWS 8

I've already install a dual-boot verison of ubuntu on my windows 8. When I launch my computer, I don't see the grub, it launch windows 8. During the launch of the computer I can press 'esc' so I get ...
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Is there a way to netboot to a live version of Windows 7? (NOT net-install)

I am working on a project and I would like to be able to netboot into a simple image of Windows 7, similar to how one can netboot into a live version of a Linux distribution. I don't need the ability ...
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Script to put Windows 8 to sleep and wake up in 5 seconds

How can I put Windows 8 to sleep(standby) and then wake up in 5 seconds? I know I can use psshutdown -d to sleep, but then how can it wake up on a timer?
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Is it possible to turn off V-sync in Windows 10 for windowed games?

Is it possible to turn V-sync off in Windows 10 for windowed games? It wasn't possible in Windows 8/8.1 so I had to downgrade to Windows 7 which in I could simply change the theme to Aero basic which ...
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How to make Windws server 2008 as a default gateway [on hold]

How to make a windows machine a default gateway for monitoring the whole internet usage and then connecting to the router.
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Is google DNS server a placebo?

Okay maybe not, but i am a bit confused, The address of the DNS server is obtained by the modem (via DHCP) so why does it matter if we change the DNS address in windows? Is operating system's ...
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Firefox prompts to activate Adobe Acrobat despite “Always activate” enabled

I'm using Firefox v33.1.1 on Windows and I can't get Acrobat reader to activate automatically. For instance, I was trying to view this PDF document and I received the "Activate Adobe Acrobat" screen. ...
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Which tools can log system resources usages in Windows/Linux? [on hold]

I need a tool can log at least a few things like this: CPU load: (min/max/average) RAM load: (min/max/average) Storage size: (max/is used) Storage/folder growth size. AFAIK, Linux shell can help ...
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Touch screen monitor screen for multiple monitor scenario [on hold]

I am developing windows application for feedback system of automobile company. I want two monitors to be connected to single system on should be touch screen and other one should be without touch. I ...
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Thousands of page faults per second while page file lies empty

So, in my office system, things are going crazy. Every thing was extremely slow, so much so that switching tabs on chrome took 10 seconds. So, I checked the performance monitor for the issues. ...