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a good day *got laptop back* turns bad - stuck trying to update windows to 8.1

i have an asus that is pretty much my life and it's the busy season f year in the culinary industry. anyway, after getting a new hard drive i got laptop back from techs and needed to update to 8.1 to ...
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Error loading operating system on Windows 7 Install USB

I created a Windows 7 Install USB the usual way. NTFS partition on pendrive, made it bootable, copyed all files from DVD to the pendrive, test it on my laptop. It works, at least on my laptop (HP ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with

Trying to get my time synced properly and I run into this error every single ntp server I use. I've got my firewall disabled, every single port open in my router (UDP and TCP), and I've used several ...
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Windows Xp Internte Connection Issue

Starting off, I am working on a client computer. I was removing a FBI MoneyPack Ransomware virus from a windows xp system. Well I got rid of that and then had a problem with the firewall. I did the ...
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lint4j on Windows 7 giving no output

I'm just getting started with lint4j. Why is it giving no output, regardless the file I'm trying to analyze? Even if I give it a completely bogus file name. $ dir Volume in drive R is ...
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Force an IP to a MAC on virtual network (using netsh wlan command)

I'm creating as virtual network on my PC using netsh wlan commands and it's working great. However, at this point a need came to me to force a particular IP to a MAC address. Ofcourse it will be an IP ...
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Using telnet on windows 7.. can't connect on a specific port

Sorry if my question is stupid, but I'm trying to connect to myself using telnet, and i'm having some issues. I'm using a windows rat(Not an illegal one), it's an exe file that listens on port 24328 ...
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creating a batch file to run different codes sequentially

Im trying to create a .bat file with with different codes, each of these codes exceute different commands, but I don't want to run them separately but in one batch file. All my batch codes that ...
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Disable 'Windows Security' Dialog

In Windows XP can I disable the 'Windows 'Security Dialog box using regedit? Heres what it looks like: Regards, Snipe
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How can I automate the deletion of all files in a specific folder on a daily basis?

I have a media center and I would like to set up a script/automation that deletes all files in a specific folder once a day. I know that I can do this in the Microsoft Task Scheduler with a .bat ...
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Error: The source filename are larger than is supported by the file system. Cannot delete files. Windows 8.1

I tried changing file name but it won't change. Tried moving and deleting. Tried deleting from cmd but it won't work.
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Can't upgrade from windows 8 to windows 8.1 from windows store

I've just bought Dell 15 7537 with Windows 8. It had single partition while purchasing. So, I created three more partitions. I've also installed every updates from Windows Update. But whenever I tried ...
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How can I make Github for Windows use my real name for commits?

Normally, I use the email address and my real name for git commits. However, the Github for Windows client defaults to using the Github username for the commit author info. Because of that, I have ...
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Is this windows 7 media less retail deal legit?

I was looking to find a windows 7 install disc for cheap (genuine and working) and I found what looked like a deal on this site. The OEM 64 bit version only on Amazon costs £40, but this retail ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start for specific user

Windows 8.1 loads fine till the point of welcome screen. When I login with my main user account, it takes forever loading and ends stuck at a blue screen. But when logining with another user account ...
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Disable ansi colors in Windows console

I am using the windows console a lot (Windows 8.1) and many utilities, apply different colors to different parts of their output, which is extremely annoying to me. Some of them even forget to revert ...
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SVN server repository not responding

I have recently moved from one server (EveXX) to another (KXX). I installed server Subversion on KXX and client Subversion on Clients. I have manually moved the repository folder that was residing ...
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delay/restrict mail from being received

I have an exchange 2013 Enterprise setup. My procurement division have asked me to implement a policy that delays certain mail from being received or from being read after receipt to avoid any ...
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Can I boot / install windows 8.1 from usb 3.0 with usb 3.0 media?

As far as I know it wasn't possible to install win 7 from usb 3.0 hub. It faild every time, I guess due to some boot or driver problem. If it could be possible for win 8/8.1 I would buy usb 3.0. Can ...
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Why some “Startup Programs” not starting at Windows startup?

Using Windows 10 preview version. Some of my start-up programs are not starting with Windows. I can see them from the Task Manager and they are still showing Enabled at startup. Screenshot of Task ...
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What is VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service)

I read about VSS here. According to the article , VSS takes a backup of the entire volume. Where does this backup of the Volume get stored ? If its on the volume itself then its pretty unsafe right ? ...
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How to Move Excel Drawing Tools Diagrams between Excel and Specialist Drawing Packages?

I have to create an object-based image in an Excel 2007 workbook. Currently, I'm using the Excel Drawing tools... but I find them slow to use and not very precise. I've only used a few graphics ...
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Batch is starting too fast after reboot

So i have batch1 as this REG ADD HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce /V 2 /D "%~d0\bat\batch2.bat /f and then I reboot the computer (Windows 8) and batch2 starts. It seems like ...
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Sorting folders in Windows Explorer?

I'd want to know how to ensure that all my folders will be sorted and displayed on top of all the files in Windows Explorer
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How to add local policy “Log on as a batch job” to Windows 8 registry via regedit?

I think it should be somewhere in HKLM/SOFTWARE/Policies/Microsoft/Windows but don't know exact path, variable and value. Please advise.
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Doskey Variable Expansion

I'm thinking the answer to this question is no, but it shouldn't be. From the command prompt normally, the following (as an example): C:\> FOR %I IN (*) DO ECHO %~xI would give me the ...
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Setting a Scheduled Task with Windows XP Home Edition

I wanted to use this command-line tool in a batch : SCHTASKS /Create /SC DAILY /TN "MySoftware" /TR mysoftware.exe /ST 02:00 to create a Scheduled Task on a client's computer (I wanted to use a ...
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Is there a way to limit Windows so only one user can be logged on at a time? Windows 8

Trying to limit Windows to only have one user at a time forcing the other user to log out before switching user. Have enabled the Fast Switch User to hide the switch user already but that is not ...
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How do I report vulnerabilities in Windows? [duplicate]

I have been looking for vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Windows 7, and would like to report them to Microsoft. Some are extremely important including one that compromises the user's key store ...
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Connected to the internet, but I have no access

Two days ago, I was on the internet, and then I suddenly lost connection. The icon on the right of my task bar shows that I am connected, and when I called my provider, she said that I'm connected ...
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How to open at startup for single roaming user?

How can I add a program to startup for a single roaming user? I work in an enterprise environment with Active Directory, and I don't have administrative privileges. Is there still a way for me to be ...
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How do I open a command prompt as a regular user (not an adminstrator)?

I'm trying to fire up a regular command prompt to test the limitations of certain commands. However, whenever I open the Command Prompt from the start menu, it automatically runs as Administrator. If ...
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Disabling network properties access for unprivileged users (Win7 Home)

as per title, i've been trying to make network properties access (specifically, DNS settings) disabled for normal users. I've got a PC with Win 7 Home edition, with three accounts: an administrator ...
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How to type a minus char in Windows, or why do Alt-Codes produce different chars in different programs?

I got stuck with a problem with Alt-codes. I frequently need to enter the minus sign in my texts. My company uses Excel, PowerPoint and Word to exchange texts. Therefore I need to be able to type the ...
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Reenabling Confirmation Dialog for Turning Off Hyper-V VM

Normally when you turn off a Hyper-V VM (as opposed to shutting it down), a confirmation dialog appears. This is to prevent you from accidentally switching a machine off. However, for some testing ...
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Windows 7 problems when relying on “sleep mode” rather than shutting down

After not restarting/shutting down the computer for about a week (I just leave it in sleep mode when not using it), a huge performance drop occurs. Any application loads very slowly, and apparently ...
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Calling TaskKill on a responsive process. Does it forcefully terminate it as well?

I know that one can use Windows taskkill utility to "kill" a non-responsive process. But what happens if I call it on a process that is running and has no issues -- will taskkill try to quit it ...
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Manually flushing write cache on Windows

On *nix systems, a user can use the sync command to force any pending writes in the kernel's disk cache to be flushed to disk. Does Windows have a similar command?
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Linux WBEM client to pull event logs from Windows SCOM Server

I was told by my UNIX team that a wmi/wbem client for Linux called WBEMCLI allows Linux to pull event logs from a windows server given that the right parameters are configured on the linux side. Now ...
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Windows 7 gray screen

Mother was using my hp pavilion g6 laptop and she said it froze. She was able to turn it off "finally" and turn it back on. It looks like it is starting windows but the windows logo never shows and ...
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Folder Redirection GPO setting desktop but not showing it

I've set a folder redirection group policy at one of my clients. It works for everyone except 1 user, who has the same permissions structure as everyone else (themselves and me, both full control). A ...
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Windows Server - Send Message to User - Log location?

In windows server, when you go to the task manager and click on a user and send them a message. Is there a log location of where these messages are stored? For example, if there is an employee who ...
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How do I position my Table ? -Word 2013

How can I position my Table according to my desired one? As you can see in screenshot, when I hover over top-left corner of table, it shows + button to add more rows. Not the icon to change position ...
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How to open multiple local HTML files in Google Chrome at once?

Using Google Chrome Dev Channel on Windows, I have multiple local HTML files in one folder: And I want to open them all at once in one Google Chrome window as separate tabs: What I tried and did ...
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Bypass proxy for a windows7 application?

I have an application (windows 7) that doesn't support proxy. Is there any application that can take my user/pwd/host/port and make that application think it can connect to internet without proxy? ...
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Would you use an unpublished BIOS? [on hold]

I contacted a motherboard manufacturer because their BIOS was not able to use HDD password, a feature I need. They kindly replied within a day and sent me an unpublished version of the latest BIOS via ...
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Msahci.sys is Corrupt (Windows 7 64 Bit SSD)

My computer did not restart correctly recently and afterwards it stopped being able to boot. The error on the system diagnostic says msahci.sys is corrupt. Currently, I can only access restore tools ...
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Windows 8: window is black or white after maximizing

Window of any program is black or white after maximizing it and the computer is very slow until the actuall view of program is drawn (it takes at least 5 seconds). This occurs after working for a long ...
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What's the netstat command to get the process name and only for a specific port?

I'm using netstat on Windows 7, I would like to get only the process which are using the port 80 and to get also the name of the process. Not only the PID. I've found this solution to add the process ...