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Why can't I download all files at high speed when I can stream HD YouTube videos without buffering?

I recently got a new internet connection. When I am watching videos on YouTube, there is no buffering for 720p or 1080p videos. If I download these videos using YouTube Download Manager, I get a ...
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Tasker(Android app)-like software for PC [on hold]

Is there an automation software that is open-source for PC? What are the best ones?
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Run a scheduled task when a disk volume is attached

I have this Windows 10 virtual environment where frequently I need to attach raw disk volumes to the virtual machine, then I need to run diskpart on it to initialize it. I think I need Window Task ...
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How can I close Microsoft Word on a remote Windows machine?

My company has a ultra-low tech 'document sharing system': We have certain key Word documents that are stored on a shared drive on a Windows 10 PC and everyone can write to the document. They are told ...
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Caps Lock only works for certain letters?

A very weird problem. For the letters a, o, s, and u, caps lock leaves them lowercase; it works for every other letter. I noticed it 3 weeks after getting the computer; I have a 1-year warranty. Any ...
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Connect computers on wifi extender to workgroup

Good afternoon, I am trying to connect 4 computers to the same workgroup but I am having some problems. I will try to explain. 1.- 2 of them are connected via ethernet to the router 2.- 2 of them are ...
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How can I remove the last blank line of a wmic command?

In a batch I want to use: FOR /F "usebackq skip=1" %I IN (wmic datafile where Name^="D:\\TOTO.EXE" get Version) DO (ECHO %I) and want to restrict the ECHO, not having an ECHO is on. for the last ...
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GPO Denied (Security Filter) not applying

I am having an issue in my company. I have a GPO, and one group in security filter, lets name it group X. In my delegation, I set the permissions to X (Allow Read and Allow Apply Group Policy). The ...
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MediaFire Desktop Client Discontinued?

What happened to the MediaFire Desktop client? I had it installed until recently when I started having problems so I uninstalled it. Now I can no longer find a download for the newest version on their ...
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Deleting previous versions of Windows 10 fails

I am trying to delete C:\Windows.old. I tried this: How to Delete an Old Windows Folder from Windows 10 but the option isn't listed. Then I tried this: Delete Your Previous Version of Windows, where ...
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contents of C:\ is mounted to the desktop

I have an XP VM and after rebooting I can see the folliwing items on the desktop: WINDOWS RECYCLER System Volume Information Program Files Documents and Settings ntldr boot.ini autoexec.bat ...
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Windows 7 replaced my image with its cached thumbnail of that image… can I recover it?

So frustrating. I have a huge 700MB tiff file. I edited it for an hour. I saved my edits and closed it. Windows showed the older version of the image in its thumbnail. I googled for a fix. Someone ...
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AutoCAD Command -DWGUNITS missing prompts

I have many custom AutoLISP commands that have been used for years within our company with no issues, until this morning. We have an AutoLISP that runs the following: (command "-dwgunits" 3 2 4 "no" ...
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Windows ARP multiple network interfaces

I am learning about networks and just learned ARP (Address Resolution Protocol). On Windows there is a nice command line tool named arp. Now if I execute arp -a it prints 3 tables with IP → MAC ...
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Windows equivalent of Linux swapon command?

I'm doing some memory benchmarking for research. Linux allows changing swap files at runtime with the swapon and swapoff commands. Are there Windows commands to change page files without having to ...
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How can I copy files from A to C, only including files that exist in B?

in reference to this How can I copy files from A to B, only including files that exist in B?. How can i copy files from A to C only including files that exist in B. Folder "A" (C:\) ...
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On a shared drive, how prevent users from changing folder structure, while allowing them to change a content of these folders?

I have a shared network drive which is shared by means of GPO. This drive has some folder structure with many nested subfolders each of which could contain files. I want: I want to prevent users ...
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Windows PATH variable isn't working

I have the following folder in my PATH (both paths actually, the system path and my user path) C:\Users\deqn\.cargo\bin In this folder there is file called racer.exe, when I try to run it from cmd ...
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Windows 10 VPN is not using DNS suffix in lookups

Our VPN is configured to send the domain-name-server and domain-search parameters from our DHCP server to connected clients. However, we've been experiencing issues with the domain name resolution - ...
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Way to monitor, detect & Get Notified when files disappear? Windows

There is an Accounting Program used by some people I know and ever once in a while its "data files" disappear i.e. are either getting deleted/ borked or not saved or something of that nature. They ...
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Windows Update Isn't Working and C++ 2015 Is Hanging [duplicate]

I did a fresh Windows 7 install and I installed XAMPP. After that, I realized I needed to install C++ 2015. But I couldn't install until I installed SP1. After I installed SP1, I've had some ...
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Spoof GPU in Windows 10 Virtual Machine

I want to be able to use my Windows 10 Virtual Machine in order to browse the Oculus Store (I am well aware that actually playing games within my VM will be impossible). Whenever I try to launch the ...
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task scheduler - Execute and pause

I am struggling with a task in the task scheduler. I want to have a script get executed every 5 minutes (which works fine) but if it is executed, the task should stop for at least 12 hours. That is ...
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Why continous I/O to c:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG1

Referring to for the original question, What is the purpose of config\Software.log but my question is rather WHY the continuous writing to that file. I have 6x Windows 2008R2 SP1 VMs, and they consume ...
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Are BIOS .exe update files Windows-version dependant?

I was given an old HP laptop (HP Compaq Presario F755US) which came with Widows Vista. Vista worked very slow and laggy so I decided to wipe it and install Ubuntu. Everything worked well, but since ...
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Isolate application in a folder

I have an executable application that I want to isolate. I want to make it so it cannot escape its folder and write outside of it(but can read data from a special shared folder). I need this on Mac ...
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Windows 10 freezes randomly and won't boot

So, I recently installed Windows 10 and I have this issue where it freezes randomly while I'm browsing the web or something. Then I've to do a hard reset, but it won't boot and there is a black screen ...
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How to create a Python package and make it available using the `pip` command on Windows?

I've written some Python code that I'm looking to share using Pypi but I'm actually having a surprising amount of difficulty figuring out how to do it. I've followed several different instructions and ...
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How to install Windows10 and Windows7 in one drive (partition)

I need to install windows10x64 and windows7x64 in one partition I can install windowsXP like this but how about 7+10 I know about drive shrinking but I want single partion/drive not anything else ...
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Added Hard Drive, Windows 10 No Longer Boots

I added a third hard drive to my Windows 10 PC a few days ago. It's a 3TB drive that already had data on it (used to be in my media PC). BIOS saw the drive without issue, and when the machine booted ...
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Decrypting an executable file under windows

I have a little problem under Windows 7. I had a fully encrypted directory of code, that I had to work with under Windows now (coming from a unix based system). (Don't ask why) I decrypted ...
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windows batch, program started by 'start' command minimized

I am writing a windows batch file to launch my java gui application, but when I run my batch file, my application starts in minimized, how can I bring it to front at start ? I run it on windows 10 ...
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Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile [duplicate]

Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile? After activating Readyboost can we disable page file? Does the OS still use a Pagefile after activating Readyboost?
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Primary and Secondary DC and DNS

have a primary domain controller. 10.10.10.1 which is with the dns server. When I install secondary domain controller 10.10.10.2 , I have install it successfully. How do I set up the secondary dns ...
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Unable to give admin rights back to main account Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I use HP notebook and my os is windows 8.1. Someone made my guest account as administrator and removed administrator rights from my main account. So, I m not able to access anything from my main ...
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revert to windows 7 from windows 10

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 professional to windows 10 (a few days ago). I wish to revert but when I try to do so through settings - updates and security nothing happens. The settings ...
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Nircmd | Setting Volume | set specified volume amount (*/100)

Nircmd is like a variable to windows already built-in cmd and comes along with great informative, most especially brief documentation. SETTING VOLUME (commands) changesysvolume change volume ...
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BCD references to Partitions and Volumes when one partition is deleted

This will be questions regarding deleting partitions and how the BCD references the Recovery and System partitions. On my Windows 10 system I have 1 hard drive with 4 primary partitions. 1: A 40 MB ...
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Error Loading Operating System - SATA External Hard Drive

I bought a SATA to USB adapter to attempt to use my labtop's hard drive as an external one for my desktop. If I plug the adapter into my desktop after already booting the current OS, I can see my ...
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Laptop shows 'not charging' after charging to 70% or more

Acer Aspire E5-571 I removed the battery and held the power button down for more than 15s, but it still didn't work. I thought it could be an hardware issue,so i took it to Acer service centre and ...
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Windows displays a partition of internal drive as a removable drive

I have a drive with three partitions: C: and G: and a hidden recovery partition. Windows recognizes the G: partition as a removable drive (judging by the icon). When I try to use the built-in backup ...
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Windows 10 Professional goes blank while installing update (Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics.)

When windows 10 tries to update itself with Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics goes blank with black screen for hours and hours. Need to forcefully restart every time when it ...
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Use ADB with Genymotion from concurrent linux VM

I have a linux VM and a genymotion VM on my host. Both have the same network configuration (I set it up myself) which is: Adapter 1: Attached-To: Host-only adapter Name: VirtualBox Host-Only ...
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Windows Registry placeholders %1, %L, %*, [duplicate]

I've noticed that in the registry some placeholders are used to replace text strings when calling OS sub-systems... %1 is easy to understand... My question is what %L means ? Are there more ...
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Cannot connect from Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager to another Windows 10 Hyper-V instance

I got a Windows 10 Workstation at home where I installed Hyper-V and run a Windows 10 VM inside it. Then I got a Notebook where Windows 10 is installed and I want to connect and administrate the ...
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How to solve multiple browser and calculators pop ups in windows 8.1?

I use Windows 8.1. Everything was going right for nearly a year. But in the last few months when I open my PC multiple browser windows (default set browser Mojila) and calculator and My Computer (the ...
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The used space on the SDD is much more than the sum of all files on it, how?

I found out that Windows calculates much more used space on my 128GB SSD than the total volume of all files on it. WinDir calculates only 62.4GB even with junction point following, but Windows shows ...
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How to turn on fade in/out when logging on/off in a Windows Vista/7 virtual machine?

I have a Windows Vista virtual machine in my VMware, and instead of fading in/out, the desktop appears immediately, and I have no idea how to fix it. P.S.: This question is opposite of how to turn ...
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Change WiFi preferred mode a/b/g/n/ac etc per WiFi profile in windows (7/8/10)

There is a need to change preferred mode for WiFi per WiFi network. For example: if there are 3 WiFi access points A, B, and C. All network access points are set to work in mixed modes(a/b/g/n/ac ...
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Cloning disk to new SSD drive

So, I've recently bought a 1TB SSD for my notebook. The orginal one was a 1TB spinning disk. I "dd" from the old disk to the new one and everything went fine, I'm using it with no problems at all. I ...