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Gateway NV5398U hard drive doesn't respond on Windows 8.1

This old but fully functional notebook PC worked as expected with Windows 7, just as fast (or slow, rather) as it was when new. After installing Windows 8.1, the graphics drivers were manually ...
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Use an old laptop SATA DVD drive with a USB to SATA adapter?

I have an old laptop DVD drive, which I want to use as an external DVD drive. I'd like to use it with an adapter cable like this: Two questions: My DVD drive's sticker says that it needs 1.5 ...
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Windows 7: show or calculate the number of combined taskbar

In Windows XP it was possible to know the number of application X taskbar grouped instances/opened windows (e.g. several PDF opened with Acrobat Reader instances, IE/FF/... opened windows, etc.). For ...
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Windows mousepointer pointing up to the right

I have a bunch of mousepointers icons that I'm used to seeing in Windows 7: Two headed arrow pointing up and down for resizing vertically Two headed arrow pointing side to side for resizing ...
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Windows Defender Resource Usage / Code Integrity Warnings

So, for some context, I'm a little paranoid because a few days ago, I let a friend put together her PowerPoint presentation on my Windows 8.1 laptop, and when I had looked away for a moment, she had ...
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How to turn Windows domain account to a local account

I asked the IT department in our company to remove me from our domain so that some restrictions aimed at all the users within the domain no longer apply to me. The problem is that when I restart my ...
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Can I use File History to back up data to OneDrive

I want File History to back up my Document folder to OneDrive and not to an external hard drive. Is there a way to do it ? Thanks !
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Installing GNU Parallel on Cygwin

Is this possible? I have googled and searched at length and found no answer to this question. How can I install GNU Parallel on Cygwin? I wish to run a command similar to this : Link Thanks.
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Why isn't XCopy command working in batch file?

I am trying to run a simple xcopy batch script but I am facing some difficulties. Here is the script; SET SRC=C:\FOLDER1\FOLDER2 SET DEST=V:\FOLDER1 FOR /D %%d in (%SRC%\*) do xcopy /S /I /y ...
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Pros and cons of creating a partition in Windows [on hold]

Recently I got asked by my non-tech neighbour to "create D drive on his notebook". I asked why does he want to do that and got answered back, that it prevents viruses. OK, I explained him this case, ...
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Windows 7 update files deleted, now new updates cannot be installed

A friend of mine has "cleaned up" his Windows folder and deleted "unused update files". He tried to update Windows last weekend, but the update crashed again and again. It seems he simply deleted ...
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How do i remotely connect to linux box bu tunneling via windows machine

i have a windows machines which serves as jumpb box where it has access to other network behind the firewall and i can do RDP from my laptop(windows) to this windwos machine (JB) Now i need to ...
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Windows 8.1 BSOD DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION

This BSOD happens every time I open certain programs. The whole computer goes into a freeze for about 2 minutes, then shows a blue screen. It gives me the error DCP_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION. I tried playing ...
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Windows 7 Boot fail. 500Gb SSD Ok. Elusive Windows 7 Existence. DISKPART? CMD fix?

Please help.. HARDWARE: Toshiba Dynabook 3D i7 laptop with 8Gb RAM and (Upgrade) 500Gb SSD running JAPANESE KANJI Windows 7 (upgraded to Ultimate); with ENGLISH Overlay. No Official Win 7 DVD Disk as ...
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Cannot access Windows machines by Name over PPTP VPN but can access ip address for ONE of two laptops

my windows 8 computer is acting strangely as the netbios resolves when I try to access a workstation by its name \desktop1 when connected to the LAN on-site but when I try to access it using a VPN, I ...
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Dead Laptop battery/Worked fine via powerplug/ As of late it randomly shuts off..[Acer Aspire]

I have reformatted and installed windows 7 on an old Acer aspire 5737z that ran windows vista, but now it seems to randomly shut off.. it ran fine when the power cable was plugged in. Any ideas as ...
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Windows Task Scheduler, Shutdown PC when Upload speed is < 5 Kbps [on hold]

I am trying to create simple task that will shutdown PC when the dropbox content uploading is done. How it possible? I am using Windows 8.1
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installing tar files, after extracting them in windows

im doing audio research, and have got 4 DAWs, but some of the things im researching are freeware from universities that come as tar/gz files, and I don't know how to install the programs using the ...
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How to call environment variables in runas command for right click context menu

I am having trouble with using environmental variables with using runas when using the command in the registry for a right click context menu command. I have tried different methods of escaping the ...
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How to have an executable file run without cmd? [migrated]

Right, so I'm in a little bit of a pickle here. I've been coding for years (non-professionally, only algorithms for competitions, I'm still in high school) and I tried to create my very first actual ...
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Unable to ever properly get Windows running under bootcamp

I have a late 2012 iMac I'm trying to get Windows 7/8/8.1 running on. I've tried all 3 versions, and nothing ever works. I'm pretty certain it's a driver problem - the OS installs fine and I can do ...
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Allowing computer to turn off USB hub to save power - how much power?

Should the computer be allowed to turn off the usb hub? I have seen a solution suggested for slow USB recognition - to prevent the computer from turning off the usb hub. But there's a reason for it ...
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DISM: Error 2 The system Cannot Find the File Specified - during /Cleanup-Image

hopefully someone can help me. I was trying to get rid of old windows update files by running Dism.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /AnalyzeComponentStore. I am getting Error: 2 'the system cannot find ...
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VPN and Windows Accounts

I connect to a VPN "Private Internet Access" with Windows 7. I'd like to know if there's a way to connect to the VPN in one account and have another IP in another account. For example: Account User1 ...
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Best program or IDE to Create Java games? [on hold]

I am searching for a program to create Java games. Aha not much to it, Aymen **PS preferably 2d games **
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Use two different connections: one exclusively for download and the other for upload: possible?

I hope you can help me with this dilemma. I have two different connections, one is via router/ethernet, the other one is mobile: the first one has a very good download speed, but lacks of upload ...
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Windows 7 will not boot

I deleted start-up files with cleaner and now the pc is will not boot up. I do not have the installation disk (as they do not provide one with pc's these days). How do I boot up? My other machine is a ...
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Wifi device is not showing up in device manager after installing windows 8

Hi I have an Asus x55A laptop. My wifi was working fine till I installed new windows and now I am unable to see the device for wifi. I have installed other drivers like HD graphics etc. But ther's no ...
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Is there any way to automatically decrease subwoofer volume at night?

I'm using both Windows and Ubuntu, so a solution for either (or both!) would be great! I live in an apartment complex, and love to listen to bassy music and watch movies. My neighbors are fine with ...
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Remove a drive from Windows Storage Pool without losing data

I have a Windows Storage Pool with a 3TB drive and a 1.5TB drive. I want to move all the data from the 1.5TB drive to the (45% full) 3TB drive and then remove the 1.5TB drive. Is there any way to do ...
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Invert all bits in a file

I’m looking for a way to invert all bits in a file, preferably using Windows-integrated tools. How do I go about doing that? In essence, a file with contents 1100101 would become 0011010.
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How can I tell which hive specific registry keys belong to? [on hold]

I am currently trying to make the most secure computer I can. One that is immune to both viruses and the stupid ass kids at the centre fucking it up..... again -_-. I am using the inbuild ...
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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Why does processor check say “compatible with long mode”, but VMplayer is saying “incompatible”?

When I open a VM using VMware Player, there's an error message:  –§–  Software virtualization is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Disabling long mode. ...
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How to sort files into folders by starting letter

I have a folder containg nearly 2000 sub-folders. To make it easier to navigate, I'd like an automated way (I have many folders like this) to organise them by starting letter, with 27 sub-folders (A-Z ...
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Why are the file formats different?

When you go to a certain site to download an application. why can't you run the same file formats for different operating systems?
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Temp directory for all users?

This is the Temp directory for my user account: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp Is there a Temp directory that is accessible by all users?
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windows 7 search results columns “Folder”, “Folder name”, “Folder path” empty

How can I see the folder\file path when searching on a connected device? I have selected to show "Folder", "Folder name", "Folder path" columns but they all appear empty.
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Identifying the basic information of Windows installation .iso images

I've 6 different Windows 8.1 64-bit / 32-bit installation .iso images. All of the 6 images are untouched and officially released by Microsoft. How could I identify the basic information of each .iso ...
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How do I prevent desktop shortcuts from being made in Windows?

It is a common practice to have installers place shortcuts by default on the desktop, but most installers allow you to disable this by unchecking the appropriate checkbox. There are also installers ...
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Something I'm not “getting” about SSH keys: OS portability (Mac to Windows, etc.)

Let's say I create SSH keys in a Mac to connect to my remote server. My server has my public key. My Mac has my private key. So far so good. A few days later, I want to connect to my server by ...
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Is it possible to fix font rendering on Windows 8 for modern WebFonts?

Modern WebFonts like Roboto looks awful on Windows (even with DirectWrite) in Google Chrome/Firefox/IE. Is there a way to fix this? Many many websites are using these fonts and it's just super ...
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Starting up Windows occasionally fails and the computer emits a sound

I have a Dell Inspiron core i-3 3521, processor core i3 3227u CPU 1.9 ghz, 4GB RAM, and a 500gb hard with the operating system Windows 7 ultimate. A few days ago, I had an issue with the startup of ...
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can I know who on the network copied a file from my computer from my shared files ? and how ? on windows

How to find out who copied my files from the network, is there is a log file on windows that tracks who copied files and when.
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How to run Cornelsen's “Tobi” software (for Windows) on linux, using Wine

There are a lot of resources on how to run Windows software with Wine, but this question is specifically about how to run a software called "Tobi Fibel" from the German Cornelsen Verlag on (Ubuntu) ...
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Debugging IIS worker sometimes puts single ASP.NET application into a 'dead' state

I have an IIS server with a single app pool, and a site that contains three applications. All three applications are run in a single IIS worker. Sometimes, while debugging one of the applications, ...
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How come UAC logs are not being stored in Event Viewer?

In Event Viewer, under Applications and Services Logs, UAC logs are not being stored. How do I enable them? Could Domain/OU group policy have them disabled? If so where can I see that it is disabled ...
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Windows shared printer reprints jobs from the day before

I have two PCs here, one of which, PC1, runs Windows 7 Pro and shares a Samsung ML-1660 Series printer (\PC1\Samsung). The other PC, PC2, is running Windows XP Pro and has installed the shared ...
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Asus laptop makes weird sound when touched

I've had my Asus N56VV-S4021H for about 1 year and a half. It runs Windows 8.1. Recently, it started making a sound every time I touch it. Whenever I type, knock on the laptop's case, touch the ...
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Regedit Don't open

I modified Registry key ProgramFilesDir to install more applications in External HDD but after reboot I can't open any application installed in my Pc , or any utilities of windows like Regedit / ...