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Windows 7 all icons dissapeared from desktop

I've got a vaio laptop that was working fine till yesterday ( the only problem is that the screen is broken so i always attach it to a monitor with hdmi) but when i opened it today only the wallpaper ...
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Characters change while copy paste PDF in Hindi language

I am trying to copy/paste text from a PDF file. But when I copy/paste it changes some characters into other. e.g.विधान toवरधभन. Basically it changes vowels to some consonants. I also tried exporting ...
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Batch script to conditionally delete files

Owners of Nokia Lumia 1020 know it can be set to store captured photos at full resolution, but the reduced size photos are also stored. I would like to have a script to automatically delete all the ...
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How to disable audit reporting on Windows 8.1

On a multi-user Windows 8.1 development machine, there have been many slowdowns when accessing via RDP. In reviewing the event viewer, I noticed that there are many audits running in the security ...
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Encrypt file with password from Gpg4Win Context Menu?

I have a list of usernames and passwords sitting on my desktop for work related stuff. I'd like to encrypt it under a master password. I believe this is called the String-to-Key (S2K) Specifiers (but ...
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How to find out the command line arguments a launcher uses to launch an application? [duplicate]

There is an installed application(A) and there is a separately installed launcher application(L). This launcher application launches the application(A) and sets some command line arguments(parameters) ...
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Why is my mouse lagging over Thunderbird email or folder pane?

In Thunderbird 31.5.0 I noticed an annoying mouse delay/stutter when mousing over the email list or folder pane. At the same time I see a CPU spike of about 25% (older WinXP dual core system). Why ...
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Get Windows 7 to ipconfig renew automatically when an invalid IP configuration is ever detected

My new computer has a problem that causes its IP address to randomly become invalid. This problem is widely reported and no one ever fixes it. Is there any way to set up Windows 7 to aggressively ...
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Multimedia device under control panel

In 'Multimedia Devices' under Windows control panel, I saw a device that I don't recognise. Does this mean, that particular user can remotely have access to my laptop or see my work being done on it?
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Where is the `Apps` key on a standard Microsoft keyboard?

ConEmu has a shortcut for renaming the current tab. It's Apps+R. I have never seen an Apps key on any keyboard. Where is it?
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External Hard Drive with no WMI info

Had some software crash for a user because it expected TotalSectors from WMI to be present for all Win32_DiskDrive's. The powershell output for it is below. I asked the user if there was something ...
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Windows Server 2003 UTF-8

I have an application that works with data received from TCP/IP. Data encoded UTF-8. It's okay if the data come in English. But errors occur when the data with Russian characters. How to set up the ...
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How many times can I use the same trial of Windows 8?

Let's just say I'm using the Windows 8 Enterprise 90-day trial, and I'm planning to format my hard drive with gParted on day 89. Can I create a USB bootable with the same ISO and start over?
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What is “NT AUTHORITY” and “NT SERVICE”

I can find many info on what is "NT AUTHORITY" slash "something". Same for "NT SERVICE". But not for the part before the slash. I run into them from time to time in my work. I might receive ...
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How to confirm the file attributes of a document

Is there a way of confirming that the file attributes of a document are correct/genuine. For example, the date created, modified etc.
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Radio Stations from VLC to internet radio

I want to listen in my Internet radio Radio Stations who are played in VLC_media Player. How is the procedure for it? When possible, in this manner: Station Stream would listen on the Internet Radio ...
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Cloning Windows 7: What happens to previous machine?

Similar questions have been asked a number of times before too, but mine is slightly different and I'm not able to find an answer to it. I upgraded my HDD from 320GB to 500GB and cloned old disk's ...
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Seeking FFPLAY command for LIVE Decklink audio input to AVectorScope filters live on screen

My first superuser question. Using FFPlay or FFMPEG I'd like to be able to have visual monitoring of live audio (level meters, vectorscope) real-time on screen from a BlackMagicDesigns Decklink ...
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Samsung SyncMaster SA850 won't turn back on

My wife have been using this monitor for 4 years with the same setting - Windows is set to turn it off after 20 minutes of inactivity. However, today, after the monitor was turned off automatically, ...
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How to find the 5th word in a line in Notepad++

How would I go about finding the 5th word in a line in Notepad++? E.g., FILE1: column1,column2,column3,column4,column5,col6,col7 The result I am expecting is the cursor must be on the word ...
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Keyboard shutting off

My Monoprice Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue had been shutting off randomly. I will use it and anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes after it will stop functioning and the light will turn ...
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Windows .bat script to recursively archive (with 7zip) files in subfolders

I'm struggling to achieve the following DIR1 FileA FileB SUBDIR2 --->FileC --->FileD --->SUBDIR3 ------>FileE ------>FileF etc and end up ...
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Running the command “bochs -q” from Cygwin fails

I'm having troubles to execute the command "bochs -q" from Cygwin. I have installed the XV6 operation system in my C drive. I'm using Cygwin in order to compile the XV6 files, that is execute the ...
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Ruby Compile error Windows 7 x64

Getting this error when using nmake on Windows7 x64 to compile Ruby 2.2.0 I've never done this before, so I have been following this and this advice: generating ripper-x64-mswin64_100.def NMAKE : ...
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Jscript executing batch file that incorporates setting of environment variables

I'm working on creating a base for a batch file that is designed to 2 main things: Set several environment variables for the current session only Executes a jscript file Currently this is what I'm ...
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How to solve Infrared Receiver probblem? [on hold]

my windows update center asks me to download an infrared receiver for my computer Dell Latitude D620 and i don't know how to succeed everytime i try it in the dell site as it is requested
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Fast picture viewer for windows [on hold]

Is there any free alternative to fastpictureviewer? I need a picture viewer that is fast (in best case hw-accelerated) with this features: fast browsing thru many (some thousand) large (80MP) ...
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What is the system tray program that takes the current text and edits it in a specific text editor? [on hold]

On a regular basis, I want to take text from one place (in this case MS Power Query), edit it in a different text editor and then copy it back. At some point I ran across a program that lived in ...
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Allow regular users access to an application that prompts for UAC [duplicate]

I am looking to review user account permissions across a Windows Domain Network. I want to get rid of computer accounts with local admin rights and replace them with regular user accounts. This is all ...
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Does windows change files when file extensions are changed?

I have noticed that changing the file extension from one to another and back to the old one will make the file unusable. Why is it so ? Does changing the extension change the file contents ? Also, ...
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Syncing environment across multiple computers (vocabulary)

I am trying to figure out some ways to, if not solve, make it easier for one user to manage 2 or more computers, and I don't find anything useful. This may be because I am not searching for the right ...
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Why do I have no default gateway but my internet is still working well?

I plugged my computer into an Ethernet cable at my office. When I cmd ipconfig /all I get the usual list of network properties, but curiously, the Default Gateway line doesn't have a number. It ...
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Save Screenshots/clipboard contents to a word file automatically

I am trying to save the screenshots from snipping tool and copied text contents in Windows automatically to a MS word file specified. Basically I am logging all my test steps to a word file with ...
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Windows boot manager overwrites my boot order uefi bios samsung

In the UEFI bios in my samsung ativ boot 5 laptop I have 'UEFI OS' (which is Grub2, Linux etc..), 'Windows Boot Manager'(Windows 8.1). I want to change boot order to: 1. UEFI OS 2. Windows Boot ...
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What happens when I terminate a process and the socket send buffer is not empty?

In Windows (and probably in other operating systems), if a process has a TCP connection with another process on another machine, and then I terminate the process, an RST packet will be sent to the ...
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Win32 and the global namespace

I'm studying Windows NT architecture. I would like to know what is the relation between the "Win32" namespace and the "\Global??" namespace in the nt namespace? As far as i understand the win32 ...
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How can I try out different things on my computer and restore it to its previous condition easily & gracefully?

I’m starting to attend Hackathons and I'm in great need of a way to either completely restore my PC to a previous point in time, or deploy something that allows me to test out different things on my ...
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windows 7 says UmmyDownloader doesnt exist but is still in my list of apps

windows 7 saiy ummydownloader doesnt exist but still shows in my list of installed apps cant delete it because it is not supposed to exist. Tried to delete several times, looked for it in the registry ...
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Windows vs Linux Local Time?

Ever since I started using Linux in dualboot with Windows I noticed that when I rebooted the machine, the time on the other S.O. was wrong, e.g. it was 12:00 on Linux, then I rebooted and on Windows ...
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How do I use a 32-bit version in Internet Explorer 11 (64-bit)?

I need to run the 32 bit version of Windows Internet Explorer 11 for a specific app. But my OS is 64 bit. How do I specifically do this? Is it even possible? Thank you!
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Windows 2000 System Profile

I have found a computer (W2000 operating system) with a System Profile under Document and Settings Folder. As far I know this user doesn´t log in the computer. In a new W2000 PC this system profile ...
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Using Windows as IPv6 router for the network

self-answer from the crazy ideas dept. My ISP does not support IPv6; I could use a tunnel, but the only an always-on computer I have is a generic desktop PC that runs Windows XP/Vista/7/8. ...
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Enable android sdk for all windows users

I installed Android SDK to my Windows 8.1 PC and selected "install for this user only". On that moment, i had only one user using my PC. Now, i added a new user for my PC and i want to enable sdk for ...
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Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7

The issue I'm having is that only a small percentage of programs show up in the "Program and Features" section of Windows 7, where a user can uninstall programs. Formerly known as add/remove programs. ...
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Are storage pools basically another term for JOBD?

I am reading up on Storage for Windows Server 2012 R2 and I am trying to understand the purpose of Storage Pools. The way they make it sound is that you can create one big expandable ever growing ...
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How to change the disk interface type for my Windows 8.1 guest on KVM

I recently setup a Windows 8.1 VM with KVM and virt-manager. I initially set the disk interface to be IDE, but I'd like to change it to virtio. However, if I just change the interface in the ...
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Setting up Icecast (source client) on Windows Server 2012 (no sound card)?

So, Icecast is set-up, but I cannot use Winamp or Mixxx to stream because there is no audio card, so it won't even play it. Is there a way to avoid this? I know that there is virtual audio cable, but ...
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Use an iSCSI Target as a virtual CD writer

We have a setup where it would be helpful to have several Windows 7 machines use an iSCSI target as a virtual CD writer. The idea is that the machines should mount the target as an additional virtual ...
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Good Palette Software for use OFFLINE [on hold]

Anyone know of a good pallete software that is fairly similar to this online pallete website? If not do you guys have any idea how to use this website offline? I really need it for development ...
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How to cancel a Windows 8 update?

I was trying to record a song on my PC and my mouse quit working so I had to restart. After I restarted my PC started updating and now it's stuck on 15% and it's taking forever. I really need to get ...