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how to force any application into fullscreen?

I couldn't find any solution to this, even though it should be the most obvious and easy thing to do. I basically just want to be able to force any program that can be switched to fullscreen with ...
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Windows 8.1 + embeddable release of Python 3.5 = “Python has stopped working” error

So I downloaded Python 3.5.0b4 - Windows x86-64 embeddable zip file and placed it into %USERPROFILE%\Documents\python. I then opened up PowerShell, cd'd into that directory and typed ./python and got ...
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Command to find domain name from IP address

I have a website with dedicated IP address. Currently it is: 184.154.225.69 If I do nslookup this IP, I get placeholder.sgded.com as output name. But I want to get my domain name, exactly how I get ...
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Windows can't be installed on GPT partition

I got a Windows 10 official release ISO file, so I burned it to a USB flash drive, and tried to boot it. I deleted all but one D: partition, which has all my working files so I can't delete it. I then ...
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How to know an application is run as administrator, if it doesn't show that in its title bar?

Using "troubleshoot compatibility" I have configured many applications to always run as administrator. Visual Studio, SQL Server and many more applications show that in their title bar using a ...
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How to set Synaptics locked-dragging Timeout under Windows?

I have Lenovo Ideapad Y510p with Synaptics Clickpad and running Windows 10. I like to have Locked-Dragging feature but Synaptics settings application only allow to either turn it On or Off. However, I ...
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Windows 10 Child account problems

I have a laptop that was running Windows 8.1 that I've recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. I had to delete my six year old son's local account because Child Accounts now have to be Microsoft ...
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Can I use WD My Passport locked drive to boot directly as USB drive?

My question is regarding WD My Passport Ultra 2GB. I have locked my drive with secure password. But Can I use that drive to boot my laptop directly from USB port ? My Lenovo Thinkpad E440 laptop ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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How to change the capitalization of the user folder in Windows 10?

My question is very similar to this one; I followed traintes' answer, but had limited success. My issue is that the user folder Win10 created for me is "C:\Users\tyler" with a lower-case "t", which ...
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Download windows 10 lenovo flex 2

I have lenovo flex 2 14 inch, i change the hard drive to ssd abd install pirate windows 7 know i want to upgrade to windows 10, i extract the product key from the old hard drive, did there as a way ...
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changed my screen resolution on windows 7

i put a new operating system in my lap.but my screen resolution is changed on my windows .my display ,icons,file is expand and stressed type. how to put a new screen resolution software so please ...
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Black screen windows 8.1

After cloning to 850 pro, both the original HDD and the 850 pro do not work. Black screen on original and an endless loop of windows loading on the SSD. I am removing one to try the other and can not. ...
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Windows 10 Pro upgrade missing “boot.wim” file

I am trying to install/upgrade Windows Pro 8.1 to Windows 10 through setup.exe from C:\$Windows.~BT. But installer tell me that boot.wim file is missing. In update history logs I can see that update ...
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Windows (7, 8, 10) - Is a clean install better than an upgrade and if so why? (be specific)

I'd like to know if given an existing Windows PC, are there any concrete reasons why a clean install should be performed over an update. Articles like this one at How to Geek refer to "bloatware" and ...
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Questions on Windows 10 and licencing/upgrading

I had Windows 8.1 Pro N on my computer, with a serial, that was from the MSDNAA programm. I was able to reserver Win 10, and when it came out, I put the ISO on an USB stick, because I didn't want to ...
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Monitor adjust the brightness by itself

Below my monitor (LCD screen), there are buttons for changing the luminance of the screen. It only can be adjusted from there. But I don't know starting from when my monitor change the luminance by ...
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MacBook Pro dual-boot Windows using Boot Camp - Performance loss?

Long story short: I need a Mac for programming, girlfriend needs Windows for every day tasks (movies, web browsing, ocasional Win Games). I didn't specify the version of either OSX / Win because they ...
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Windows 10 high memory usage (unknown reason)

Well few days ago I updated my pc to windows 10. However, after some use my PC started to slow down until its was impossible to use, it was due to high memory usage. After restart, everything came ...
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Faulty hard drive - want to recover

I have a hard drive that will cause the page fault in non paged area BSOD at bootup; there is a partition in there that i want to retrieve but am unable to because it gets into the blue screen - am ...
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windows 10 upgrade error 0x80070002

Got this error 0x80070002 on windows 7 while trying to upgrade to windows 10.the windows 10 upgrade files would show up but will not even start installing due to this error.all I did was click "get ...
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Windows 10 not using available CPU power?

Recently i upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and noticed a very bizarre system behaviour. When monitoring task manager for some hours i can confirm that the CPU usage NEVER goes more than about ...
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How to customize Windows 10 “6 Folders” in My Computer

I would like to customize the folders in the Default Folders group of My computer. It is not necessary to have the same folders appear on the left sidebar and in the middle view. How can I do that ? ...
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Scheduled tasks inconsistently running

I'm trying to run a PowerShell command for a persistent session in Metasploit. It downloads and executes shellcode on system startup. I've gotten it to work when I'm on the computer with the GUI, ...
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Monitors not turning on with computer

I have 3 monitors and recently they do not turn on when my PC powers up and only turn on after I hit the PC's reset button. Here are some details: Graphics card has 3 displayport ports, 1 HDMI port, ...
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Windows 10 updating from Windows 7 via Windows update fail after 84%

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) with Windows 7 Home Premium-64 bit. I already reserved my Windows 10 copy and started an update to it that was 2,712.6 MB and failed after 84%, it took for that 17 ...
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Windows (10) snap application on startup

I have placed a shortcut to an application in my startup folder. Win+R shell:startup I would really like to be able to auto snap the application to the left side of one of my 3 monitors. Is that ...
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Why does my 14G USB Not allow a 6.5GB file to be copied over?

My 14G USB is clear of any other data. I have also reformated it with a FAT drive. when I attempt to copy my 6.5 GB file over I get a message saying that my 6.5GB file is too big for the drive. ...
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How do I bypass an SFX Installer password popup?

I want to create a sfx installer with protection (means no one can extract inner files and the script I'm used for installation). My requirement is after making exe when the users running via setup ...
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Swap Windows 8 (or 10) Editions

I have two machines, one running Windows 8.1 Home (or Core) 64-bit and the other running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I'd like to eventually install Windows 10 on each. But what I'd really like to ...
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Does RDP clipboard transmit securely on 3389?

You can cut and paste text/files from/to remote session and it goes through port 3389. What is the encryption if any? Using Win7/Server08R2
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Ubuntu + Win 7 Dual Boot

I want to dual boot Ubuntu on my old windows 7 laptop. Will I ALWAYS need the flash drive I am burning the ISO onto for startup? Or, once I select "Install Ubuntu alongside Windows", will Ubuntu be ...
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Windows 7 - Duplicate two displays with a different refresh rate output

Thanks for taking the time to look at my question! To start, my hardware, and what I am attempting to do: I have a NVIDIA GTX 780 as my graphics card (and I love it!) stock speed and BIOS ...
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Connecting two internet into a PC?

Let's say I've a spare internet connection. If I buy an additional LAN card, will I be able to utilize the two connections simultaneously? Will this work irregardless of OS, say Windows or Ubuntu? I ...
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Setting up my touchpad to be one big button?

I'm forced to use Windows for a while, and I need some set up to work with my machine in a way I'm used to. I've got Asus N750Jv, which has a "mac"-style big touchpad, which is devided into 2 areas - ...
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I can't run a jar file with

OK, so I can't run jar files of any sort on my windows 7 pc, the one in particular I'm trying to use is the forge installer for minecraft so an installer window should open when i double click the ...
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Installing from 8.1 to windows 10 [on hold]

My recently new lap top was going great updating to windows 10 giving regular info & percentages. Telling me it will go off & on. It seems to have come to a standstill & There is nothing ...
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Windows 10: Bitlocker without TPM

I have an Asus K55A laptop without a TPM. For over a year, I had Windows 8.1 installed and Bitlocker was enabled requiring a password at startup. I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Enterprise (clean ...
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how do i slide the volume up on windows 10 on my mic

how do I slide the volume up on windows 10 on my mic I got windows 10 24 hours ago and this is the not the first problem I had with it, but it the only one I can't work out how to do it. no matter ...
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Is there a way to “hack” windows 10 to use its entire CPU power in one task or process?

I work with applications like Blender, and, according to "Task Manager" and "Resource Monitor", windows uses less than 40% CPU (at most, with the option below) and less than 30% memory when I render a ...
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How does Windows know whether to accept a COA key?

I have an HP laptop with a Windows Vista Home Premium license. Apparently if I download a vista ISO and install it using this key, it would be accepted. How does the setup know I'm using this key on ...
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Is there any way to block ads in windows edge?

Just installed win 10 and everything works great, but is there any way to block ads in edge browser? installed ad block in windows but no use so are there any other alternatives?
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How to repair corrupted files

I've corrupted file $Windows.~BT on Windows 8.1 by trying to uninstall it and deleting all of the files except sources,can I reinstall an uncorrupted version.
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Flash crashing across all browsers

I just fresh installed Windows 10 and downloaded the latest Flash. However, any page that uses Flash, like YouTube, crashes. This goes for all browsers. Chrome gives me this error: Firefox gives ...
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Get data usage since last reboot by command line

For an automated batch-tool that monitors network usage, I would like to get the following, red underlined values using the Windows command line: That is, I want to get the number of bytes ...
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Very low sound in Windows 10

Been googleing around for a few days now on that problem, nothing seems to work. The sound coming out of the speakers is very, VERY low. It does so since I updated to Windows 10 and then resetted to ...
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Disable special folder views in Windows 10

Since Windows 7, there have been special folder views in Windows Explorer that automatically changed based on the contents of a directory (Music, Pictures, etc). In Windows 10, it appears to be doing ...
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Cortana activation issues

I've upgraded 3 computers to Win 10 successfully. One is a laptop and the other two desktops. Activating Cortana on the laptop worked fine. I moved on to one of the desktops and now I am having a ...
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accsess of windows 8 without PIN option

I woke up this morning and found that i couldnt access my laptop.I had a PIN option and also the password.But now the PIN option is not there and only asking last used password fot the PC.When i gave ...
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How to connect to a iOS/OSX IPSec VPN from Windows 8.1?

So I have a VPN server that I can successfully connect with iOS and OS X. I am trying to figure out how to connect to it with Windows 8.1 (64bit). I have following info about the VPN server: Type ...