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Windows 7 64-bit Installing updates - code 9c57

When I'm installing updates I get the error code 9c57. It's for updating Internet Explorer 11. Can't get around this error.
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Long SMB session setup delay

I have a Windows machine connecting to an SMB share on a local Debian server. Everything works flawlessly, when it's connected, but the first connection (either after a boot / reboot, or after ...
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How do I find out why Windows 8.1 Pro forgets a user account password?

I have created a standard - non-admin - user account on my Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit computer for sharing purposes only. I never log into the computer using that account. I use it only so my scanner can ...
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Sudden bluescreens when interacting with the Steam platform

I recently made a build for a friend and things are running great, except he always gets bluescreens that indicate a hardware issue when interacting with the Steam platform. Bootscreens often occur as ...
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Mounting a directory from the host in boot2docker for Windows

I'm running docker 1.6 and boot2docker on a Windows 8.1 box. When I use the Boot2Docker Start shortcut, it takes me to a cygwin bash prompt where I can run docker commands natively. I'm having ...
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Metro Apps crashing Windows 8 - corrupt windows files?

I have Windows 8. (Not 8.1) Metro apps won't open, i.e. Mail, Photos, Weather, Games, Sport, Bing, Travel, Skype... Windows Store works until installing an app, to which I get the error message ...
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How to get Windows Photo Gallery?

I currently use Picasa for managing photos in my windows 7 pc. But, I would like to switch from Picasa to something else and I think Windows Photo Gallery would be a good option. The problem is it ...
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Two identical external monitors, one having hardware detection issues, but working in one specific setup

I've got two HP ZR24w external monitors. Used for years. A few weeks ago, I turned the system off in the evening while it was still working fine, and when I turned it back on the next morning, one of ...
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How can I make windows reset the power plan to a chosen one after each restart?

After I start my pc every morning I don't want to check what power plan I am using and comfortably start my favorite game without worrying about whether I left a power saving power plan on. It could ...
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Why Task Manager shows PID for some services and not for others?

I am trying to dig deeper into task manager. I am using Windows 7. In services tab of task manger, we can see all the services, but some PIDs are shown, while some doesn't. Aren't all the running ...
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Mbp bootcamp windows 8.1 Apache don't work

Computer: Apple Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) Bootcamp: Windows 8.1 When I install XAMPP and try to start Apache, it didn't work. The error message is below: 上午 09:14:05 [Apache] Problem ...
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Windows 10 technical preview restarts every few hours

I have recently installed a preview build of Windows 10. Windows Technical Preview Evaluation copy. Build 9841 Unfortunately, now it begins to restart automatically every couple hours after ...
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Mac OS X thinks my “Windows” key is a “Control” key

I am using a Windows keyboard—a Poseidon Z Thermaltake—on my Macbook pro. I’m trying to keep the mappings between the laptop and the keyboard the same (so ctrl = ctrl, windows = alt/option, alt = ...
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My USB mouse is not being recognized

I'm having a problem similar to this guy's (Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?) My mouse was working perfectly until yesterday, and now everytime I try to use it, ...
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make a c program run without opening a cmd window [on hold]

how can i make a c program run without opening a CMD window, i tried -mwindows flag, used WinMain Entry instead of main, but without results, the cmd still pop up. i tried ShowWindow function by ...
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you have new apps that can open this type of file

This message has popped up on my new Windows 8.1 machine (I am new to 8.1, but used 7 and all before it). It won't go away, and it's hiding part of the screen. The only solution I have found via ...
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Messed up C: Permissions

I wanted to give a permission to a user, using SQL server. I think I did something wrong as now I can't access my Disk C. I tried to reset permissions with Command prompt but it didn't allow me to do ...
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Disable Secure Boot to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mod via USB stick

I'm trying to install windows 8.1 using a USB stick from UEFI Mod. I used Rufus to format the USB stick as "GPT for UEFI". The problem is that my PC can boot in UEFI mode only if I turn Secure Boot ...
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Why Windows Apps not opening and Windows Doesn't Remember Anything About the Settings?

Recently, it has been seen that whenever I open any Windows App, it doesn't open and instead minimizes on my PC with NO icon at all! And when I click to that in the taskbar, it maximizes with just the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate (fully updated) not booting explorer.exe [on hold]

I recently built a computer for my friend who doesn't know the first thing about computers, I installed windows using the same windows disc that I used on my own computer when I built that too, but it ...
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Extracting a file from the WinSxS folder

Specifically, I'd like to get the file explorer.exe of version 6.3.9600.17238 (from Windows 8.1 Update 1). I have the following file on my system: ...
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The name of an old application [on hold]

I once had that that tiny application that create a standalone command line application that has all the files that you want to hide, then asks you for a password to extract its content when you run ...
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NAT how to configure with a VPN

Good morning, I'm in trouble. I need to be able to connect to my Windows PC (not locally) and I cannot open my router ports (my internet provider doesn't let me). So I've been thinking on creating a ...
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Opening a “Unicode little endian without BOM” file from the command line with WinMerge?

I have a pair of "Unicode little endian without BOM" text files that I would like to diff each another via the command line. Unfortunately when I open them using the commandline in Winmerge they come ...
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How to view previous/disconnected drives on Windows 7?

I have a few network drives on my Windows 7 computer. I accidentally disconnected a specific network drive and now I cannot remember the name to it. Is there a way or some sort of script for CMD that ...
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How to reorganize folder/file physical location on disk

I have a WD Velociraptor disk that is 80% full. The thing with the Velociraptor disks is that they are blazing fast (for a spinning platter disk), but the speed decreases with the further out the data ...
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How can I find what a Windows PC thinks its name is, given its IP?

How can I find out what a remote Windows PC thinks its host name is, given its IP? From Windows cmd.exe or a Linux shell. I'm not interested what a DNS server thinks the host name is for an IP, just ...
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Disk Space is full while running hadoop [duplicate]

I ran a recursive map/reduce program on a single node cluster. Something went wrong and it nearly consumes all the disk space available in C drive. So i closed the resource manager, node manager, Name ...
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How can I elevate my cmd prompt using the the cmd line

I follow this script "runas /profile /user:administrator\administrator cmd"and when it prompts me for my password it always says that it is incorrect even though i am spelling it correctly. help ...
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How to resume downloading a file which was 75% completed using torrent client with any other download client by using a direct link

I have one torrent with files I really want but it is dead for many months. Now by some luck I have direct download links for all of the files. The problem is that the torrent is many GB in size and ...
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How do I make exclamation marks show using echo

Earlier today, I was continuing on making an RAR Password Decryptor. I was testing it out on a test RAR file with the password being just an exclamation mark but when I use my Decryptor all it says is ...
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recover the deleted service from windows 2012

I am using a windows 2012 remote machine. I want to restore the deleted service. Accidentally i deleted a service called "server" from regedit. Is there a way to restore the deleted service back?
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [on hold]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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Internet sharing between PowerMac G3 running Linux and Windows 8 computer

I have a PowerMac G3 on which I have installed MintPPC Linux (a version of Debian) so I can run it as a web server. This computer has two network cards, one is in the motherboard and one is a PCI ...
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Can I change 64-bit Windows into 32-bit Windows without reinstalling? [duplicate]

I borrowed a Windows 7 disk from my friend and I thought it was 32bit but it turned out to be 64bit and I only have 2GB of RAM. Since I have some stuff that I would rather not install again because it ...
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My laptop has no internet

My school issued work laptop suddenly has no internet. The tech support guy will literally re image all problems and I have lots of useful files. I tried plugging in an ethernet cord now, the only ...
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Which piece of hardware in my desktop is failing?

Almost 2 years ago I built a custom desktop. This week it seems to be becoming inoperable. It's a dual boot system capable of booting to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. When I sat down at it the other ...
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icacls viewing permissions relative to the root of a folder?

If I have two folders: C:\windows\system32\tasks\ and C:\temp\tasks\ and I want to compare permissions on them. I can use the icacls "C:\temp\tasks\*" /T > C:\temp\tasks_temp.txt to compare ...
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Modify file move/delete queue on NTFS?

The problem occurs when opened file is moved. It appears in new location, and file in old location (if it is on another disk) gives 0xC0000056 / STATUS_DELETE_PENDING. It looks different when the ...
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Windows cmd analog for bash $*

With bash I could make a file run-with-environment: export THISENVVAR=3 $* and run run-with-environment echo 5 to have echo 5 run with THISENVVAR=3. On windows with cmd.exe I can make a batch file ...
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How to keep Windows 7 CSC Service from running down my laptop battery?

I've a new laptop that lasts less than an hour on battery. I've bottomed out the culprit: cscservice. I've been manually turning the service off then on when I'm on battery power. Cycling the trick ...
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Clone a harddrive for multiple computers

at work I got the assignment for setting up multiple computers with the identical set of software. I am a lazy guy, so I started having an idea. I set up one computer, dismounted the hard drive and ...
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Why does PSEXEC -i -s work in Windows 7 as services can no longer interact with the desktop?

According to this MSDN article: Important Services cannot directly interact with a user as of Windows Vista. Therefore, the techniques mentioned in the section titled Using an Interactive Service ...
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Scheduling a GUI program task and showing its GUI at login

Following Marcus's accepted answer on the topic of scheduling a GUI program to strart on system startup and show its GUI when logging in- ...
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Computer crash with utorrent after 30 minutes

I have a weird problem in which, if I leave my computer unattended, AND I leave uTorrent open, downloading/seeding, the computer simply crashes after about 20 / 30 minutes (don't know exactly since if ...
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Disable Windows from automatically connect to a network when network is lost by option or setting the auto-connection option to off (by default) [duplicate]

I work with different routers, I want my laptop to stop connecting to various wireless networks when a wireless connection is lost. Is there a way to prevent my computer from doing this? Bonus: If ...
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How to RDP machine “C” from machine “A” when machine “B” is in the middle

Ok, I'm working on a rather complex network arrangement so I'll try my best to be clear. There are 3 PCs: A, B and C. A: Ubuntu 12.04, the one on my desk: it's part of an intranet 125.1.x.x/16 B: ...
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1Tb Hard drive showing 30Gb remaining

I'm using Windows 7 64 (a Dell i5 box). I have a 1Tb C: drive with the following partitions: 39MB (OEM Partition) 13.15GB NTFS (Recovery partition) 918.32GB NTFS (Boot Partition) When I "Select ...
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Commands on the Windows terminal doesn't work

I have a problem with my terminal on windows 7, it doesn't work with the commands ls or make and I don't know where my problem come from.
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Is it possible to prevent selected files from copying them to USB devices? [on hold]

Is it possible to prevent selected files from copying them to USB devices? Can this be done by any Windows built-in feature or any custom tool?