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May I use the same licence for Windows on different partitions? [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 installed on my tablet and I want to install the same version of Windows 8 on a second different partition of the same disk, on dual boot, possibly from the same ISO. Given that the ...
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How do I install windows to a Hard Drive connected to a USB port?

I am migrating to a new Hard drive, and windows needs to be installed onto it, the only problem is I do not have another SATA Cable connector on my desktop, and windows won't support installing via ...
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My browser connects to a strange website after a certain span of time

The last 2 days http://trafleyb-sw.ru/ry5/rtk/mgpg is the link which gets connected automatically in my browser. I use Bitdefender total security to counter internet problems. But after multiple scan ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from disabling Aero by itself via registry?

I can swear that there is a registry parameter that can prevent Windows from disabling Aero because of whatever, since I've done it in previous installation, but I can't find it anywhere. I don't care ...
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Windows 10 upgrade application does not launch

I downloaded the Windows 10 update launcher from Microsoft that I did on several other machines, but for this one it will not start. I tried running all the updates and then a reboot. Still nothing. ...
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Can't remove recovery partition

My laptop originally came with Win 8.1, the 64Gb drive has a 15Gb recovery partition. I've since upgraded to Windows 10 so I don't think this recovery partition makes much sense - anyway I could do ...
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How do I paste a text from the clipboard as if the characters were typed one by one?

Some rich text editors, e.g. Confluence, allow typing formatted content as markup and convert it to rich-text on the fly. This means I cannot paste markup content into the editor. How do I simulate ...
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On a Windows 10 standard account can one disable application installation?

On a machine I am trying to maintain, the user tends to want install any and all suspicious apps, "video codecs", etc. Can I prevent him/her from doing so?
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Google Chrome Cache Purpose

I have windows 7 and running a browser same to the google chrome (Slimjet) I have set it to cache Web Pages. and when i saw that folder every time it size gets bigger. I want to know what is the ...
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Remote Desktop Services: start a program on connection within desktop environment

I have Windows Server 2008R2 with Remote Desktop Services. I need certain program started on every connection, within normal remote desktop environment. I tried this group policy: "Local Group ...
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How to configure a windows account to save files only to a specific folder?

How to configure a windows account such that the user is restricted to save/create files only to a particular folder? Thanks!
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How to triple boot Windows 10, Mac OS X 10.11, and Ubuntu 16.04

I want to be able to boot into all of these operating systems seamlessly. I have a BIOS/MBR based system. I am already dual booting between Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04. Please help me add OS X to the ...
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Grub will not boot to windows

I recently installed Ubuntu with the grub boot loader that comes with it. After the install Grub fails to find the Windows. My setup: HD1 & HD2 -> Samsung SSDs in Raid0 via Motherboard ...
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Are there any text editors on Windows that runs on Cygwin like e-texteditor? [on hold]

Not sure if anyone knows e-texteditor, which is a dead project. It runs on Windows on top of Cygwin, which makes it very powerful. However, since it's core is not opensource and it's hard to extend ...
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How to disable IPv6 through cmd script

I don't want to manually uncheck the IPv6 checkbox in network connection. I want to make a cmd logon script to disable IPv6 for a dozen of computers. I have tried: netsh interface teredo set ...
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Computer fan clean has gone wrong

My fan for my laptop was getting dusty and I decided it was time for a clean. However when trying to start it back up it no longer worked. 2 weeks later I accidentally hit the power button and stayed ...
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Windows Browser to Open Files Having Linux Path Names

I have several Linux machines and one Windows 7 machine. I sync my Firefox bookmarks between all machines by syncing the "places.sqlite" file among all platforms. On the Linux machines, I have a ...
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Restore from external hard drive

I had to pay to have Windows reinstalled because a you know what deleted my user profiles. In order to restore it myself I created a backup on a external hard drive. How do I restore to the clean ...
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What command will ensure a Command Prompt window always stays on top/at the front?

I am writing a silly little program in batch, and I want to make sure the CMD window is always at the front of any other windows that are called by the program. Here are a few lines as an example of ...
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Disk usage by WIndows user

I would like to report disk usage amount by user for a 30TB drive mounted on a Windows 2012 server. Is there a utility to help with this? I'm aware of WinDirStat and similar tools that describe usage ...
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Windows 7 startup - find application

There is some kind of "virus" running on my Windows 7 startup. In the process list of task manager I see this: Image Name: rundll32.exe Command Line: c:\windows\system32\rundll32 ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut to chrome inspect devices in Windows?

In Chrome, the icon to the left of the URL can be dragged to the desktop to create a shortcut to a web location. How can I create a similar shortcut to chrome://inspect/#devices? Using the same ...
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Can I enter a value into cell A1 on Sheet 2 and have it automatically add to a value in cell A1 in Sheet 1?

I have a workbook that contains several worksheets which is used to calculate fees based on hours. Sheet 1 contains the base work hours, while each additional sheet is used to add hours to the values ...
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Inbound and outbound firewall rules

I am in the middle of writing a Powershell script to configure DMZ servers on Windows Firewall for 2012 R2. Looking at some older scripts I have written I seem to have added a lot of inbound firewall ...
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Does VPS keep logs? [on hold]

Good day Reading privacy policy of the VPS company I haven't found the answer. Does VPS usually keep logs about the IP address or other information of the PC that I' m using? Thank you
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How do I kill a specific thread in Windows?

The process explorer.exe has a thread with "start address" starting with "windows.immersiveshell.serviceprovider.dll". It takes a lot of processing power. Additionally, after waking up from sleep it ...
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How is the Firewall taking priority over other applications when the PC first boots?

How is the Firewall taking priority over other applications when the PC first boots? How is the priority given,is it through a kernel driver? I'm using Comodo Firewall and I see that the Spotify app ...
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Stop Windows 10 search from running commands

We disable the run box on our network through a GPO which for anything upto 10 stopped you browsing to UNC paths or running commands of any kind. In 10 it has the same effect UNLESS you use the search ...
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Difference between Microsoft Hyper-V Server and Nano Server

I'm looking for a comparison of the two OS products developed by Microsoft: Hyper-V Server Nano Server What confuses me about the two products even more is that, AFAIU, both can run as Hyper-V ...
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Turning off third monitor turns off the second, doesn't do opposite

So my display is being super weird, and has since I think my last install of win 10 which was a few months ago? When I turn off display 2, both display 2 and 3 turn off and both are disabled moving ...
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git deployment to windows machine

I am developing scripts for stimulus presentation in an experiment in cognitive neuroscience (in a proprietary language). 'Deploying' these scripts simply means copying them to the desktop of a ...
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Symlink between different drives doesn't work

I have a folder which I want to move from D:\ to C:\ drive (they are two physical drives) without breaking anything that uses this folder. Following some guide I moved my folder to C:\ and tried to ...
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WMIC Fails When Connecting to Computer with Multiple IP Addresses

I am trying to run a restart script against a list of computers, where it uses WMIC to see if users are logged in: WMIC /NODE: "workstation_name" COMPUTERSYSTEM GET USERNAME and then use psshutdown if ...
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Bitvise SSH Server putting extra spaces in session

I am using Bitvise SSH Server on my Windows machine for remote access. The login shell is ZSH, and I am using Oh My Zsh with it. However, I have also tried BASH and got the same problem. Therefore I ...
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USB Drive that can disconnect itself

This is just an idea I'm trying to do, but I don't know where to start. Imagine having a USB Drive that you can connect it to selected PCs. If the USB drive ever get connected to any other device or ...
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Is there a way to cancel sfc /scannow in windows 7?

After launching the sfc /scannow resource checker from a command prompt or a batch file, is there any way to cancel the process or does the process have to be left to complete? In Windows XP, sfc ...
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How to Reboot and shut down based on Windows Update Status

I am working on Schedule Tasks where I can reboot or shutdown my OS based on Windows Update status. My Setup Run this task weekly on login. This task starts wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow. Then ...
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Mangled partition table

I currently have 2 SSD's, SDA and SDB. SDA had windows installed on it (and I have a VERY strong feeling, like 80% sure, that SDA was created as a GPT disk but again, I am not 100%). SDB had some ...
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How to make an USB connected, external Hard Drive (mechanical) to dual boot with Windows 10 Enterprise and Linux?

I have an USB 3 connected, 4Tb Segate Backup Plus Hard Disk. I want to create several partitions and dedicated two of them (≅126 Gb each), one for Windows 10 Enterprise (no home or pro), and other for ...
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Java runs in batch but not Powershell

I have a batch file that runs a jar with a few parameters, works fine: @echo off java -cp bulkconfig.020.0005.jar com.hospira.bulkconfig.LoadConfig %* I would like to add some more cababilities ...
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Windows 8 laptop suddenly won't connect to wifi

I have a Dell e6400, and I was using it, connected to wifi and it was all working fine. I closed it and opened it back up about 10 minutes later and the laptop was no longer connected to wifi and ...
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Devcon driverfiles * only listing a single entry

I am attempting to run the following command: devcon driverfiles * But I am only receiving a single entry in my output...I have seen this on multiple machines (servers as well as workstations): ...
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copy files from sub-directories

In linux I'd use two commands to copy all acrobat files from a bunch of subdirectories and group them into one directory: mkdir pdf_files cp /.pdf pdf_files In Windows all I get is: File not found - ...
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Set Windows Server idle task

I want to execute a batch file when the computer has been idle (no keyboard or mouse inputs) for one minute using Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012. I've had a go but the task doesn't seem to ever ...
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I am missing [New Folder] Button in Windows 8.1 Save As Dialog

One day my new folder (and organize) button just disappeared from my save as dialog. I use that button all the time so I was surprised to find it missing. To make sure I wasn't crazy I did a quick ...
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Get path relative to batch file - not working directory

I have a batch file in E:\dir0\dir1 that calls exe0.exe in that folder. I need the first argument to the exe to be E:\dir0\dir2\dir3\script.js. The problem is that the name of dir0 (and whatever ...
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Windows 7 Guest account

I am somewhat new to Windows and need some very basic help. How do I enable the Windows 7 Guest account on Windows 7 so that someone can temporarily use my computer without me having to create a ...
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scp from remote to local, where is my file?

I'm copying (or at least trying) a file from a remote server to my local pc (Windows) using the following command: scp user@host:/usr/filename.txt / It copies the file, but I have no idea where it ...
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ping command does not work without extension

all of a sudden my command prompt commands started giving problems. when I run ping.exe it works but when I run ping it says, 'ping' is not recognized as an internal or external command. same ...
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Can't ping on windows

Whenever I run the PING command on my pc, It shows 'An' is not recognised as an internal or external program or batch file. And then it executes a dir command for C:\Windows\System32 listing all the ...