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What does LightScribe Control Panel do?

In the notification area of my taskbar I found LightScribe Control Panel. What is it ? What does it do ? Should I have to keep it. When I tried to uninstall it, there was no such entry in the ...
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browser choice: how to safely delete it?

Windows 8.1 I use another browser and in any case browser choice can never be useful for me. I want to delete it from my PC, including the registry. Apparently it is launched by the process ...
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Enable GPU for cryptocurrency mining while running monitor off IGP?

Users in the cryptocurrency community usually solve this by either: -Using DVI-A or such to vga adaptor and make a dummy plug with resistors. However, all my hardware run with DVI-D. Vga adaptors ...
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How does performance scale in a single column 2-way mirrored storage space as more disks are added?

In Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces, there seems to be pretty solid evidence that 2-way mirrored storage spaces have performance that improves significantly as more disks are added to the pool as long as ...
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Custom PC driver installation

So I'm getting into selling custom computers running Windows 8.1. I want to have necessary drivers installed before the user boots into Windows for first setup (so after everything is installed and ...
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Windows fail , cant start computer [on hold]

I Press Alt + F4 in cmd and Mozilla FireMonky not work anymore! My pc cant start i only see message about "Windows cant find file \Windows\System32\spscsp.dll Plz help i have homework in programing ...
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics ...
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Can I change the date format only in the taskbar

Can I change the display format just for the date in the windows taskbar? I know that you can customize the format of the date in the taskbar by changing the "short date" display format in ...
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Automatic Copy to clipboard when deleting bunch of text

Since some time I noticed an irritating behaviour on my PC (Windows 7). Whenever i have a bunch of text. Want to copy part of it (to clipboard), and later select remaining text and delete it with ...
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Removing win xp after installing win 8

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
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Would like to consolidate installed 'programs' on Windows 8, questions about redistributables

It seems like every other program I use uses a different compiler for the same language (I.E C++ or SQL). Are they supposed to be backwards compatible, so that theoretically I could just have ...
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Permission on NAS drive

I have a NAS drive mapped on a server. I have accidentally deleted Everyone from the permission. not cannot access the drive. Is there is any way to solve the problem?
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(x)copy a directory, not only files

I want to copy a directory to another one. Let's say we have following structure: DIR src\ FILE file DIR dest\ This copies src\file to dest\file, but I want dest\src\file. xcopy /E src ...
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Windows utility à la Android to type accented characters in capital?

As an alternative to the cumbersome ALT+(ANSI code) in Windows, Android provides a neat solution to type European accented characters in capital: The menu is displayed by long-pressing the letter. ...
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Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8? [on hold]

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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Batch file - Copying folders with percentage

I'm currently trying to create a batch file, which actually copy a folder from a server to a clients machine. And I'm playing around with batch file, using xcopy, and it gives me the percentage of ...
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how to shift all parameters in a batch

The well-know shift command can be used to shift positional parameters in batch file, BUT it does not affect the special variable %*. The shift command has no effect on the %* batch parameter. Is ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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Windows command line - accessing of remote windows server folder

I am logged in a Windows 7 and was trying to access the shared folder located in a Windows server 2008. I can successfully map the network drive with the URL: \\\ServerName\DavWWWRoot\Shared ...
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Attempting to end CMD after Batch File

I am running a Batch file on which is located on my DC. explorer.exe = taskmgr.exe end; end; The batch file works fine and does what I need. The thing is that when I run this batch it forces the ...
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show message when devices connected wireless router

I'm guessing the only way "Universally" to show a message like "Welcome to my WiFi connection" is through a html landing page( redirection). I would say SMB but I believe Windows 8 doesn't allow you ...
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Copying files that match one pattern but not another

I have a number of files that follow a pattern like this: <BaseName> . <Version> [ - <Tag> - <#> ] . <Extension> For example: basename.1.0.0.ext ...
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How best to backup My Documents (maybe with Git?) [on hold]

I would like a good process to backup My Documents on my hard drive periodically to an external hard drive or repository. I want to have a snap shot at each backup period, and don't want to waste ...
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Printer bat script

I've been having some issues with a batch script that i have setup to add IP printers as local printers. It seems to be working just find on my own computer where i wrote the script but now seem to ...
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Hotkey volume change for specific application. Windows 7

I want to have a hotkey to change the sound of a specific application, like chrome for example, but leave other apps on the same sound level. Basically i want this http://i.imgur.com/HWZ5sEY.png in a ...
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A List Of Windows Shell Commands [duplicate]

I would love a list of Shell commands for Windows. Not to be confused with commands that you would run in Windows DOS. Over time I have come across these commands here and there. Like for example if ...
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How to repair a failed solid state drive

I had an internal SSD fail on me after 2 years of use (a Micron C400 512GB SSD). I wanted to try and repair it myself. Dismantling it is easy. Things look good; physically the board is super clean and ...
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From column to matrix

I have few addresses in a single column. Need to move it to rows as below: name1 street1 city1 state1 phone1 email1 name2 street2 city2 state2 phone2 email2 NAME ADDRESS PHONE EMAIL name1 ...
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File been detected as a virus

I have been making a program and i have put all of its files in a zip file. I have uploaded it to here: ...
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Make Windows 8.1 File Explorer open in “This PC” view

Up until the recent Windows 8.1 update, I used this guide and it worked flawlessly: ...
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Cannot unzip with zip command line

I am having difficult unpacking a zip to a specific directory. I am trying to get all contents of subdirectory of the zipped file and not the parent directory. This is parent directory within zip ...
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WerFault.exe on Windows 7 using 25% CPU

So my fan is running constantly, task manager shows that WerFault.exe is using 25% of the CPU. Googling gives some results, but I'm a bit unsure on how to preceed. Should I disable it or something?
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access my desktop from android device [duplicate]

I want to access my desktop (Windows/linux/unix) from android device 1 and to share files(from desktop) to android device 2,3 etc. I need some guidance to start this android development.If any one ...
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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How to copy Winodws 8.1 updates files from one pc to another?

I just installed Windows 8.1 through the app store in my windows 8 machine. I have another machine that needs to be updated. I can't get the iso because im a single language user. How to move the 8.1 ...
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Remove Windows built-in items from right-click (context) menu

My question is similar to this one, except mine differs in one part: The right click (context) menu is minimal and clean on a fresh installation of Windows I have to disagree. There are at least ...
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Access/Control Desktop using Android [on hold]

I want to control/access my desktop (Windows/linux/unix) from android device. I need some guidance to start this android development.If any one has any idea regarding same that is any sdk i can ...
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How do I move my OneDrive from C:\ to D:\?

Opened Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and see OneDrive under Favorites. Right click on Properties and I get these tabs, General, Sharing, Security, Previous Versions, Customize. Cannot do anything ...
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Plugging the usb device makes PC go crazy

When I plug in the usb flash drive, Windows 8.1 won't recognize it. Then when I plug out the mouse (so that I can plug in the flash drive instead), this happens: the usb drive is still not ...
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Which version of Git to use with Windows

I wish to install Git on Windows 7. There appears to be two versions. I will be using it in conjunction with Tortoise Git. http://msysgit.github.io/ http://git-scm.com/downloads An answer on ...
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Foobar2000: How to get preferences for Main Window and Notification Area?

I have multiple portable installations of Foobar2000 beside the main installation. I have tested different installations (testing different skins with different features) and lost track of the origin ...
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How can I launch Task Manager and Explorer upon login while on a Domain?

Attempting to launch both of these application upon login into any server on the Domain. Placing these application in the StartUp folder would not be a solution since there are too many servers. ...
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Lenovo Ideapad U510 BCD error 0xc000000d

I am getting error trying to turn on my laptop, it says: Boot Configuration Data file Error code: 0xc000000d Now i did not get any CD or the install key for my windows8, what solution do i have apart ...
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run an application which windows task manager cannot show it?

Is it possible to run an application in Windows and window task manager cannot show it?(it's running and it's usage from cpu and memory?)
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Music-play shortcut for Windows 7

I want to continue the music in any player (or most of them [windows media player, spotify...]) with a windows (7) shortcut, like some buttons on some keyboards do. Is this even possible, i just found ...
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Open specific folder/path in Explorer with run dialog

I want to set up a way to open some path with the run diaglog (Windows + R). Let's say I type in repo and windows would open a explorer in C:\foo\bar\svn. Is there a better way than creating a ...
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keyboard with programmable lighting (through API) [on hold]

I'm looking for a backlit keyboard where it would be possible for an application, to either turn on or off the light for a particular key. Imaging a video game where if you have 3 weapons, keys ...
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Make windows see copy of portable program different than the original

I have a portable Windows program and I made a copy of it. I would like to be able to run both of these programs at the same time, but Windows won't let me. What to change to them to be treated as 2 ...
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Remote Desktop Window 7 Professional options missing

My computer is running Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit Logged in as Administrator The 'Remote desktop' option to "allow connections..." is not present under Control Panel\System and Security\System ...
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Connect to windows share over vpn - on an Android device

I'm having some difficulties connecting my Android devices to a Windows share over VPN. Background I've bought a Synology DS214se NAS, which I have installed in my home network. I have configured the ...