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From where I can download NCR printer drivers for Windows?

Notice: I'm not sure if I can ask about this kind of question here, after read 'What types of questions should I avoid asking?' I think I can post it, also they are similar questions upvotes, but this ...
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Connected to the internet, but I have no access

Two days ago, I was on the internet, and then I suddenly lost connection. The icon on the right of my task bar shows that I am connected, and when I called my provider, she said that I'm connected ...
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How to open at startup for single roaming user?

How can I add a program to startup for a single roaming user? I work in an enterprise environment with Active Directory, and I don't have administrative privileges. Is there still a way for me to be ...
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How do I open a command prompt as a regular user (not an adminstrator)?

I'm trying to fire up a regular command prompt to test the limitations of certain commands. However, whenever I open the Command Prompt from the start menu, it automatically runs as Administrator. If ...
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Disabling network properties access for unprivileged users (Win7 Home)

as per title, i've been trying to make network properties access (specifically, DNS settings) disabled for normal users. I've got a PC with Win 7 Home edition, with three accounts: an administrator ...
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How to type a minus char in Windows, or why do Alt-Codes produce different chars in different programs?

I got stuck with a problem with Alt-codes. I frequently need to enter the minus sign in my texts. My company uses Excel, PowerPoint and Word to exchange texts. Therefore I need to be able to type the ...
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Reenabling Confirmation Dialog for Turning Off Hyper-V VM

Normally when you turn off a Hyper-V VM (as opposed to shutting it down), a confirmation dialog appears. This is to prevent you from accidentally switching a machine off. However, for some testing ...
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Windows 7 problems when relying on “sleep mode” rather than shutting down

After not restarting/shutting down the computer for about a week (I just leave it in sleep mode when not using it), a huge performance drop occurs. Any application loads very slowly, and apparently ...
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Calling TaskKill on a responsive process. Does it forcefully terminate it as well?

I know that one can use Windows taskkill utility to "kill" a non-responsive process. But what happens if I call it on a process that is running and has no issues -- will taskkill try to quit it ...
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Manually flushing write cache on Windows

On *nix systems, a user can use the sync command to force any pending writes in the kernel's disk cache to be flushed to disk. Does Windows have a similar command?
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Linux WBEM client to pull event logs from Windows SCOM Server

I was told by my UNIX team that a wmi/wbem client for Linux called WBEMCLI allows Linux to pull event logs from a windows server given that the right parameters are configured on the linux side. Now ...
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Windows 7 gray screen

Mother was using my hp pavilion g6 laptop and she said it froze. She was able to turn it off "finally" and turn it back on. It looks like it is starting windows but the windows logo never shows and ...
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Folder Redirection GPO setting desktop but not showing it

I've set a folder redirection group policy at one of my clients. It works for everyone except 1 user, who has the same permissions structure as everyone else (themselves and me, both full control). A ...
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Windows Server - Send Message to User - Log location?

In windows server, when you go to the task manager and click on a user and send them a message. Is there a log location of where these messages are stored? For example, if there is an employee who ...
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How do I position my Table ? -Word 2013

How can I position my Table according to my desired one? As you can see in screenshot, when I hover over top-left corner of table, it shows + button to add more rows. Not the icon to change position ...
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How to open multiple local HTML files in Google Chrome at once?

Using Google Chrome Dev Channel on Windows, I have multiple local HTML files in one folder: And I want to open them all at once in one Google Chrome window as separate tabs: What I tried and did ...
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Bypass proxy for a windows7 application?

I have an application (windows 7) that doesn't support proxy. Is there any application that can take my user/pwd/host/port and make that application think it can connect to internet without proxy? ...
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Would you use an unpublished BIOS? [on hold]

I contacted a motherboard manufacturer because their BIOS was not able to use HDD password, a feature I need. They kindly replied within a day and sent me an unpublished version of the latest BIOS via ...
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Msahci.sys is Corrupt (Windows 7 64 Bit SSD)

My computer did not restart correctly recently and afterwards it stopped being able to boot. The error on the system diagnostic says msahci.sys is corrupt. Currently, I can only access restore tools ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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What's the netstat command to get the process name and only for a specific port?

I'm using netstat on Windows 7, I would like to get only the process which are using the port 80 and to get also the name of the process. Not only the PID. I've found this solution to add the process ...
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How to make a full windows 7 hardrive shared on a home network for macs?

This my setup: 1 PC - with a 1 TB Hardrive called E:/ (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit) 1 Mac Apple Mac Book Pro (Mac OSX Yosemite) 2 Windows Laptop (Both with Windows 7 Pro 64bit) 1 Router I want to ...
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Share a Harddisk between two Windows Hosts on ESXi

is it possible to share a VMDK between two Windows Hosts running on ESXi? I don't want to share the disk via CIFS because one windows machine acts as a VPN-Client where the VPN-Client-Software is ...
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error message on windows startup

I'm using Windows XP. During startup I get the following screen. Windows cannot find C:\Program files\search extension\client.exe. Make sure you types the name correctly, and then try again.To search ...
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Hibernate and Sleep shutdown the PC instead of Hibernating and Sleeping - I lose my session and programs

For some reason my HP desktop computer whenever it hibernates or sleeps, it is like it shuts down, I lose all my open programs... it is very annoying. Some say I should update the display drivers, ...
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Why use -vframes and -ss to get thumbnail image from video?

I am using this argument to FFmpeg to get a thumbnail image from a video file: ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -vframes 1 -s 320x240 -ss 10 output.jpg I understand that -ss 10 tells FFmpeg to capture the ...
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Can't transfer files in linux from my 1 TB Volume

So once I was just going around in the internet, and I noticed that Windows was working very slowly, so I shutted it down and it shutted down very quickly for some reason. I turned it on and I see a ...
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Notepad++ Fold Icons Missing [duplicate]

I recently tweaked some Notepad++ settings and I somehow turned off the icons for folding code blocks. Whenever I open a JavaScript or C# file now, the collapse code block icons that are located off ...
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Actual File Size on Windows [duplicate]

I have a question related to what I'm currently testing/working on/trying to understand. I created a small text file with the following content abc.txt ABCDEF Now when I view File Properties I ...
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Why does Windows 7 unload keyboard and mouse drivers all the time? How can I prevent it?

I have a KVM hooked up to two computers, one of which is running Windows 7. Every time I switch away from it and switch back, there's a delay while it reloads the drivers for the keyboard and mouse. ...
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Change power plan in Windows after power failure (on notebook)

I have Windows 8.1 and would like to have my notebook automatically change the power plan to a different one when loss of AC is detected. How can I do this? Reason is because I have a pretty power ...
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Batch files to combine multiple files (that have parentheses in their names)

The background: I'm using IFTTT to pull DC Metro bulletins from their RSS feed into a text file for my BBS. The biggest problem is that IFTTT cannot overwrite or append to files, so I get multiple ...
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Eliminate all Windows Remote Desktop Connection warnings

I use Windows RDP to connect to a variety of Windows operating systems. Sometimes I get security prompts (even after checking "don't display this again") relating to certificates, other times related ...
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Excel does not honor the delimiter setting for reading or writing CSV files

When saving/opening CSV files in Excel, the default separator is a semicolon (;), as I need it to be a comma (,) I tried to change it by changing the Language and Regional settings following several ...
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Slow computer. Used to be fast [duplicate]

Ok guys my last question was flagged so I will try to be more specific. I bought a computer 3 years ago that a friend of the family built for me. He seems to know what he is doing so he built it ...
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I cant figure out whats wrong [duplicate]

My computer used to be super fast and I could play games on max but this last month things have gotten very slow. the computer is a desktop, 3 GHZ CPU, GEFORCE GT9800 video card, 8 GB DDR2 RAM, CD/DVD ...
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How do I start a program that requires Administrator rights when I am not an admin? [on hold]

The computer I am on has pretty much everything blocked, Task scheduler trick doesn't work, regedit doesn't work, cmd doesn't work, the freeware UAC programs don't work because they have to be run as ...
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What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do?

What does registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Wbem\CIMOM\ThrottleDrege do? Background to this is that one of our users is experiencing abnormally slow copy of files on his Windows 8 ...
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Port Forwarding in mikrotik [on hold]

hi i want to forward all request from port 801 to other windows server with ip 65.32.02.15 and port 801 mikrotik server is in France and windows server is in USA i write this but not working /ip ...
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Batch delete temporary Windows files (system, browsers, cache, etc) for all users

Is anyone in this community using a particular technique to achieve batch deletion of temporary data (such as Windows temp folders, browsers cache, etc) for all users? The tricky part seems to be: - ...
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How to run Hadoop MR job in Normal privilege

I have installed Hadoop 2.3.0 on Windows8 and able to execute MR jobs successfully. But when I trying to execute MR jobs in normal privilege (without admin privilege) means job get fails with ...
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AveDesktopSites 2.0 Not working

Unfortunately I have experienced trouble running AveDesktopSites on Windows 7/8 x64. The program is running and it's loading the URL, but it only shows it in a little square in the program window - ...
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Copy selected images from subfolders, FOR cmd

Within a master folder I have 1000 folders all individially named with a part number such as DGTS-9045. Within that folder are various sub-folders, one of which contains 24 jpeg images (used for html5 ...
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Synchronizing audio file directories of different types

My music library is encoded as .flac files. I have a backup in .ogg format for carrying around. It's simple enough to just convert the whole tree of flacs to ogg, including the path structure. Here's ...
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Publishing points in IIS 8.5 on windows 2012

After installing IIS media services I am creating a publishing point(PP) URL in IIS 8.5 http://belly/default/x.isml. belly is server name. renamed Default Web Site to default. and x.isml is file ...
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Automatic WIndows 7 Monitor Configurations

I'm working on an app on my phone that will automate many aspects of my home computer. One such aspect is to switch between a work environment and a home environment. The switch between the two ...
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batch file sends mail after getting zipped

Hi i am totally new to the Batch file concept. I have created a batch file which zip the sever logs month wise and then delete those logs. But when i delete that zip file, my batch file will send a ...
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Permanently prevent an update from being installed on Windows

Is there a way to permanently bar the following update from being installed whenever I install updates? Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719) I have my settings on "Download ...
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Windows XP covered up by Windows 7 Bootloader

I have two hard drives in my system, one for Windows 7 and one for Windows XP. I had to reinstall Windows 7, and after the re-install, the Windows 7 boot loader started showing up. This did not show ...
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Delete Playlists From Xbox Music App?

Xbox Music was complaining that it couldn't sync my playlists, because there were too many. I deleted all of the .m3u and .pls files from my library, because I always found them useless anyway, but ...