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Windows 7 eats RAM with no indication on where it is/what's using it

I have a weird issue I've been strugling with for well over a year now... I have 6GB RAM, but Windows works like it's more like 2GB. Windows reports that I have 6GB without problems, but right now ...
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One-way sync on a schedule, check another folder for existing files

I have a folder on a Windows network share containing automatically generated text files. I need to copy (not move!) those files to a local folder, multiple times a day, preferably using Windows ...
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Change default program without changing file icon

How can I change the default program for a file without change it's icon? I want some of my files (.css, .js, .cshtml, ...) to be opened with Sublime Text. but I want them to have their original icon ...
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reinstalling windows 8.1 on dual boot system

i've two operatig systems installed on my pc, 1) windows 8.1 and 2) windows 7. now i want to reinstall windows 8.1 without uninstalling windows and 7 and vice versa, means is it possible to install ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a ...
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Win7 Command Line piping

I want to know why in the command line prompt this happens. I have a script fileX.cmd which is one single line of text: @echo dir If I do C:\Users\Dogfood>fileX.cmd | cmd This will show all ...
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How do I change folder view in Windows Explorer to include 'faint lines'

Some genius at Windows decided to get rid of the 'faint lines' or whatever they are called in Windows Explorer. The 'faint lines' were these lines that connected a tree node with its leaves, and has ...
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How to add files to SD card on Android-x86 under VirtualBox?

I installed Android-x86 on my PC using VirtualBox. I have many games with APK and SD card data. I want to install them in the virtual machine, but I don't have file access to the SD card data ...
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Dos - write bits on HDD in dos. (low format etc) [on hold]

would like to know how to create a bootable program in batch (windows CMD/DOS). I am pretty sure its possible, but cant find anything even on google. Or i don't know what terms to use maybe.. then ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Windows 8?

I have an MSI GX60-1AC which came preinstalled with Windows 8. My current setup looks like this. If I was to install Windows 7 over C: as a clean install, would I still be able to use the ...
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Batch File To Convert All Files In Directory To ATF

I am currently developing and Adobe Air mobile application and need to convert a large number of files from .png to .atf. I currently do this by running commands like the one below on every file. ...
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What is the “System” disk that shows up in Disk Defragmenter?

When I run the "Disk Defragmenter" program that is included with Windows, two different "drives" show up. The first is, as expected, my C: drive. The second just shows up as System: What is this ...
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Working w/ and updating Intel Rapid Store Technology

I recently updated a computer to Windows 8.1 legally, and a lot of the pre-installed system apps carried over, such as the Intel apps and such. The computer was a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510p. After updating ...
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Suddenly all memory card become read-only even when write lock is off

I am having a strange problem with memory card reader in my Win 7 pc. Since last week, every card has become read-only for my pc and it shows that it is write protected and does not allow me to ...
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How to save processes info (with cpu usage) to txt?

I'm on windows server 2012 R2 and I want to save detailed info of all running processes with details such as ram,cpu etc... to a text document. Is there any trick? I did a quick search and saw that ...
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Any way to override access to a system call in a compiled Windows binary?

On e.g. Linux you can use LD_PRELOAD and a library containing a stub function. For instance, #include <unistd.h> int execve(const char *filename, char *const argv[], char *const envp[]) ...
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Cannot Install Updates Windows 8.1 Error 80070490

When I attempt to install updates I recieve the error code 80070490. I ran the command SFC /SCANNOW, which returned "Found corrupt files, but was unable to fix some of them.." I also ran Dism /Online ...
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Broken sound on my Windows 7 PC

I have one strange problem with my sound card. Namely, I have Asus Xonar Essence ST sound card and until today card worked perfectly with awesome crystal sound. But, today I plugged in my external ...
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Windows 8 Indexing

When I put folder of word documents into a directory I used to be able to use explorer to search through the document text and it would match words on content inside the word documents. Recently this ...
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How to type en-dash and em-dash in Windows 7/8?

I write blog posts, and I often need to type en-dash (–) and sometimes em-dash (—) in my blog posts. Currently I keep these characters saved in a text file, and copy-paste them whenever I need them. ...
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How to read infrared signals from a IrDA FIR port on Windows 7 (Acer Travelmate 8200)?

I have an Acer Travelmate 8200 notebook with Windows 7. The notebook has a built-in IrDA Fast Infrared Port (on the front panel) which is activated in the BIOS. Windows did auto-detect the IrDA port ...
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How to trigger on dates in Excel and post in calendar [on hold]

A client has info in an Excel file. Tracks medical people with certification renewal dates, etc... How can notifications based on dates automatically post in a calendar? Is it feasible from Excel, or ...
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How do I convert list to table in Excel 2003

I have a list: date item name quantity 1.7.2014 A 5 1.7.2014 B 2 1.7.2014 C 10 2.7.2014 B 5 3.7.2014 A 1 ...
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How to check if someone on the same network accessed/tried to access my shared resources

Simply I have shared some folders on my system in Windows 8. I just want to know who on the same network accessed or at least tried to access them. thank you.
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Why windows explorer behaves strange when restarted with admin. prev.?

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 and whenever I end 'explorer' task and run it again with administrative privileges I can't open any explorer windows no matter how much I click. Even if a window decided to ...
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How to whitelist which programs can access the internet

I'm sure its been posted somewhere, but I cant find it anywhere. I am running a Windows 7, and preferably would like to use Windows Firewall, but any other firewalls that will do the job will be ...
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How to prevent use unlocker to delete files

I have map a network drive into my server to perform backup with read/write permission and deny delete permission. Sure, I cannot delete files on network drive from my server but after i install ...
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Recover encrypted user files (Win2k8 R2)

I have encrypted/protected files in the My Documents folder of the Administrator account of a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation. Trouble is, I can't boot the OS anymore, so the HDD is currently ...
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Looking for a PC Imaging solution that does not require a WDS [on hold]

I have used Windows Deployment toolkit and its pain in the ass to make it work properly. I am looking for software that can pull an image of a machine and use that to image other machines, exact ...
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moving C:\Users folder to a network location

I want to relocate my user directory C:\Users\Edwin to a mapped network drive E: (i.e. mapped from a network share \\192.168.22.9\share). The difficult part is in relocating the user directory ...
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Why do all my fonts keep disappearing each login/reboot on windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I have a very strange issue: After every reboot the contents of my windows/fonts directory is emptied (except for three fonts, like fixedsys and 2 others) and no matter how many times i reinstall ...
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Kiosk mode for domain users

I'm just wondering if it is possible to activate kiosk mode for domain users ? If it is not what it the best way to allow domain users work with only one application ? Can group policy helps me in ...
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How to Use Batch File - Simple Application to Restart Audio Drivers

I want a batch file to open CMD and run "net stop audiosrv", then "net start audiosrv", then kill CMD. I am having problems with a bunch of things including It's not waiting It is opening a new CMD ...
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How to prevent internet explorer of being reinstalled? How to delete IE completely?

I have Windows 7. I tried to remove IE completely. However, windows itself always allows it to be reinstalled again: By going to the option "Set Program Defaults" (cf. ...
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Older e-mail client can't send through stunnel and Gmail SMTP server

I'm using an older e-mail client (Edit: Eudora 7.1.0.9 on Windows) which seems unable to send e-mail through Gmail's SMTP server, even after lowering the security per this article. So I tried adding ...
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Delete all files and folder except two folders using command prompt

I want to delete all files and folders in My Documents\someapp\data except two folders namely data and settings. I am really new to this.
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Install Windows on VMWare using USB flash drive

I have Windows install on USB drive and would like to install it to a VMWare virtual machine. When I create the new virtual machine and select install from it displays - Installer disc - No ...
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Hp: unable to boot from DVD

I have hp 2000 that comes preinstalled with windows 8, I'm trying to install windows 7 instead. Windows 7 is working, I tried it on hp pavillion. I changed the boot order, I enabled legacy boot and ...
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Set a shortcut key for Windows 8.1 Start screen

I have currently set the behavior of Windows button to go automatically to "Apps view" instead of the original Start screen. But sometimes I want to go to the main Start screen (not the App view) ...
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What does \??\ mean in \??\C:\Windows\System32\conhost.exe?

I noticed this when trying to find an answer to this question. It seems to be exclusively associated with conhost.exe only appearing in the command-line parameters for conhost.exe Also the parameter ...
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Importing multiple emails into distribution group in Microsoft Exchange on Windows Server

I've got some email addresses in *.xlsx file (about 300) and I want to import them into one distribution group in Microsoft Exchange. The problem is some emails has already got a corresponding ...
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How to replace the 'cmd' alias in windows?

win + r -> cmd -> enter How to replace the alias of cmd? I want to run cmder instead of default cmd.exe
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Downloading Windows 7 HP Drivers (not through Windows Update)

We are setting up a print server with both x64 and x86 Windows 7 printer drivers. The server is x64 and we are installing all the drivers with x64 drivers there. Some of the x86 drivers need to be ...
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How to provide NETONLY option when using “Run as a different user”

In the office we have two domains, not trusted. When I need to access a computer on the other (untrusted) domain via applications which rely on Windows Authentication I fire up CMD and then go runas ...
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Mouse buttons - switch primary and secondary buttons on one computer changes them on another

I have two Windows 8.1 computers with USB wired mice (1 for each computer). The computers are only connected via an internet router (1 wired, 1 wireless). If I change the primary and secondary ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to Edit files such as .reg, .bat, and so on?

I think the answer is no, but I have asked to be sure. For files such as .reg or .bat, one can right click on them and then choose Edit, which opens the file in notepad, rather than execute the file. ...
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How to run msiexec with UAC turned on

I am running Windows 7 as a user with Administrator privileges, but I need an answer that works for Vista as well.. I'm trying to work out how to configure our product so that it can be installed ...
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When I bitlock non operating system drive, where does windows store the bitlocker password?

I enscrypt all of my computer hard drive. To descrypt the drive, windows will need the private key. Where does windows store the private key of those drives? On operating system drive? Can I move ...
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Why am I receiving CDO.Message.1 error '80040213'?

I want to send e-mail from one server to an SMTP server. On the SMTP server, relay is disabled for authentication. When I try to send the e-mail, I get this error: CDO.Message.1 error '80040213' But ...
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How to restart windows server 2003 automatically

How can I restart my Windows 2003 server at a specific interval of time automatically twice a day with a batch file? Or is there a simpler option than a batch file?