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Why does windows have javaw and java?

Can someone explain to me why windows has a javaw and java executable while unix based systems only hava java. I'm assuming it has to do with the gui and cmd headers in windows but I don't actually ...
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My write protected usb drive

My usb became write protected when I took it out from the port while I was copying a large file.I gave it to a computer solution for it's repairing. They said that virus is causing problem in it's ...
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Which part of Windows are irreplacable?

Let's say you are tasked with backing up a Windows installation. You could back up everything, but that's inefficient. One can make a backup more compact by considering these directories: (1) Much ...
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Is possible to edit the Windows 7 login screen (code)?

I'm developing a program that opens immediately when the user do the login. But I also wanna do a different login, like that if the user press Ctrl + Enter otherwise Enter, the program don't open. Is ...
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How to boot a computer? [on hold]

To boot a computer. I was playing in my computer, that time power has been cut off. When I start it again after power came I am unable to boot it. What can I do for this?
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Windows 8 Unsigned Drivers on Bootcamp

I need to install an unsigned driver on my Windows 8.1 BootCamp partition, but it disables that by default. If I edit the boot options in the advanced options, then my mouse and keyboard (I've tried ...
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Rename a file and add a part of the file as the suffix of the file

I have file names like: A_20141001_20141224.txt A_20141002_20141224.txt B_20141001_20141224.txt B_20141002_20141224.txt C_20141001_20141224.txt C_20141002_20141224.txt I want to rename them to: ...
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Windows Vista Installation constantly fails

I wanted to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows Vista. I backed up all my files to another partition, and then I preceded to install the update. The first time I tried, I received this error "Can not ...
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Automatically create and remove desktop shortcut to USB device? [duplicate]

Is any possible to have: When I plug in a USB drive, a shortcut to it is created on the desktop automatically? When I unplug in a USB drive, the shortcut to it is removed from the desktop ...
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How do you compile a project from source?

I have the source code for a software project and I want to compile that to an .exe file. The project was built with Visual Studio, how can I compile it on my machine?
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How to troubleshoot CIFS error -13 (Permission Denied)?

I am trying to mount a share (D$) from Debian (running inside Hyper-V) on my Windows 8 computer, using the following command: sudo mount -v -t cifs //192.168.99.1/D$ /media/d ...
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Windows Task Scheduler Chart?

Does anyone know if there is any utility/tool that can make a chart of all tasks in Windows Task Scheduler based on time and date, so I will know if there is any overlap at certain point of time ...
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Videocard only working in safe mode

I am writing from safe-mode, because for some reason it does work in safe-mode (windows 7) though either black screens, or bluescreens on my normal windows mode, but I am extra sure, that the hardware ...
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How do I create a hotkey to disable a certain network adapter in Windows 7?

I want to make a hotkey which I could use to disable a specific network adapter. Is that possible? If so, how would I configure that?
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Period character used for local computer name [on hold]

I'm wondering about the period character . used as a shortcut for the local computer name. You can use it when logging into Windows 7, for example, to specify that the user account you're entering ...
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Does msconfig's boot setting show for Windows Bootloader entries?

I noticed on msconfig a boot tab. Currently, it has just one entry--Windows 8.1. If I were to dual boot Ubuntu into the computer, and use Windows Bootloader as my bootloader instead of GRUB, using ...
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Is there a trace of users killing a process on windows machine

We're debugging a situation in a retail location where the program does a bunch of logging but then everything just stops. it's pretty apparent that the comm to an external web service is taking some ...
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CMD - Successful or not indication?

Suppose I have some commands in a bat file : echo 1 copy existingFile1 c: echo 2 copy existingFile1 notExistingDrive: echo 3 attrib -r attrib notExistingFile Those are just demos of commands that ...
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Printer sends two jobs to the queue. One without a status or port. Won't print until ghost job is canceled

I have an HP LaserJet P1505 that has been giving me some grief on a 64-bit machine. After removing drivers and deleting devices, I reinstalled it. Test page works fine. If I print from another ...
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Backing up current system's drivers [duplicate]

Running a later model laptop of the win7 generation now running nicely under 8.1. Now I'm re-paving it and need to ensure that current drivers are available to the next install as painlessly as is ...
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Hibernation of a Backup drive

I have a 250G hard drive that is installed inside my tower. I used it solely to backup the MyDocuments folder on the first boot up of the day. It stores 3 days of copies. All my business documents ...
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Determine unavailable property settings in Windows Explorer shortcut?

Some Windows File Explorer shortcuts show clearly the exe that is being launched. Some are rather cryptic. For example, the Python (command line) shortcut is as below: How do I find out the ...
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USB Drive not showing files

I have 64GB SanDisk pen drive now days its not showing files and folders inside my pen drive but when checking the used space and unused space is showing correctly How to fix this issue ?
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any setting in window 7 that can restart my PC upon starting utorrent? [on hold]

I was using utorrent efficiently since this problem occurred. Upon starting utorrent it works for few minutes, after that blue screen appears and window restarts. I am using window 7, updating ...
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Force Verbose Mode in Windows DEL Command

I sometimes delete masses of files on multiple computers with the Windows command line, with the DEL command, and on some the function is verbose (i.e. outputs the files it deletes as it goes), while ...
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Need help :Drive missing (E;, F:) after the reboot on windows7

i am getting similar issue described in below link: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/drive-missing-d-f-g-after-reboot-windows-7-pgp I did a shrink on the C: drive, and created new volumes (E, ...
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VMware - Windows 7 Change System Manufacturer and System Model

For a Windows 7 VMware Virtual Machine (VMware Workstation), I'd like to change the "System Manufacturer" and "Model". I've tried modifying the registry, but the values always return to the default ...
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Does resizing partitions cause damage?

I plan on resizing already-separated partitions. Let's say that there is partition A and partition B on drive C:. All of drive C: is NTFS, and drive C: is, in total, 1 TB. Partition A has 400 GB, and ...
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Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7/8/8.1/10? This way you can edit, delete or create new shortcuts. Sometimes they get duplicated but they don't appear as pinned so this is ...
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How do you create a Deal With It GIF? [on hold]

When I finally found a site to make one, but there's a glitch. It won't come up when I click save... I try and try but I can't save it.. Is there anymore sites to make "Deal With It" Gifs?
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Connecting to a linux server running on a VM on windows [on hold]

I have a linux VM running on windows, and I need to ssh into that VM from a different machine running linux. What is the most straightforward way of setting this up/doing this? Thank you!
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How to fix msimg32.dll registration

I have read that many execution problems may be related to msimg32.dll and could be fixed registering the dll again with regsvr32 msimg32.dll If I try this on my pc get the error: The module ...
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Drive missing (D:, G:) after the reboot [on hold]

i am getting similar issue described in below link: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/drive-missing-d-f-g-after-reboot-windows-7-pgp I did a shrink on the C: drive, and created new volumes (D, ...
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Windows Invalidated after GParted partition?

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my computer on a tiny 20 GB Partition. I decided this was far too small, so I used GParted, resized the partition to an 80 GB partition, and Reinstalled the GRUB ...
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Is Dreamspark Windows iso the same as normal Microsoft Windows iso?

I can get Windows isos and keys by dreamspark. But are the iso the same ? If I use the iso from dreamspark for the pc of my family but with a different key will I be right ? Sorry for my english and ...
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Delete files with too long paths [on hold]

I'm looking for a quick, easy and hopefully automated way to delete files and folders with too long paths / filenames. There are a lot of duplicate answers here on SU, for example: How to delete a ...
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Can I make a volume knob that works in Windows? [on hold]

I built a media center computer in an old radio casing. What I would like to do is make the old volume knob work. Is there any way I can do that? I did find Griffin Powermate, which should work on ...
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PDF Option Not Coming In Windows Printer Created

I have created a local pdf printer under windows with following settings : However, when I sent a print to pdf printer, I get this dialog box . As you can see, there is no PDF option in ...
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How to uninstall onedrive in my laptop

I recently purchased a Dell laptop running Windows 8. At the time of configuration of my latop I gave my outlook user details. Now the problem is that the preloaded one drive is logged-in with my ...
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Windows 8.1 Single Language: Access is denied (hosts file and registry)

Just switched from windows 7 to 8.1 (New machine scanned for viruses, Antivirus temporary disabled) and discovered that windows doesn't allow access to large amount of its files that were easily ...
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stop “middle click” on laptop

I have had an issue for years with IE where I'd somehow close a tab I was switching to. It was annoying, but thankfully rare. Since switching to Chrome as my primary browser, I find myself ...
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Windows System Sounds not playing (Windows 8.1 x64)

In the Volume Mixer, when I drag the "Speakers" master volume level slider, I hear the expected Ding. But When I drag the System Sounds slider, nothing. Sound from applications is working normally. I ...
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Windows Explorer - default window dimensions

Dumb question, but I can't figure it out. Normally, when you open an Explorer window (control + e), the window will open in a normal rectangular shape. At some point last week, I re-arranged one of ...
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Force programs in the taskbar to be in the same row

Is there a way to force two instances of a program to be in the same row? This is fine: However, if I open further programs, the previous instances get separated: Ideally, the first instance ...
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Wired network icon, but wireless network

I'm connected to a wireless network, yet in the taskbar the icon is showing that I'm connected to a wired network. Why is that? There is no network cable connected to the laptop, and it says "Limited" ...
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Cannot remove partitions - losing disk space

I am using Windows 7 Pro, I have a 2GB micro SD card which I put a Arch Linux image (iso) on using win32diskimager. _ I no longer care about the iso image or any contents on this drive, I want it ...
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Chrome/IE won't open/uninstall on w8.1 [on hold]

I got a problem, everything works except these 2 programs. I can't access internet. I was doing 3 things before the reboot that led to this : 1. activating vl-x in bios 2. deplacing my temp in another ...
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Get all switches/paramaters/modules of a program [on hold]

How would I find all possible switches or paramaters for a program? Sometimes it's a driver installer, or some other program. Searching google isnt really helping much and often typing ...
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Removing invisible extension “happysale” in google chrome

The extension "happysale" is showing ads by "gifton" in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and I seem to be unable to remove it. When I go to extensions in Chrome I can't see it, but when i go to ...
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How do I defragment Windows paging file

Any suggestions how can I make pagefile.sys contiguous and move it to the beginning of the disk? Much appreciated. Update: I use Windows 7 64-bit edition.