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file sharing windows-xp and 7 doesn't prompt for username and password?

I have two computer on workgroup,Windows 7 and xp on vmware. I can access all the file of the windows 7 from xp but i have to enter credentials which is fine. But when i try to access file shared on ...
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What is the best Web Development IDE for OS X (that is comparable to Visual Studio)? [on hold]

I'm trying to find a good Web Development IDE for OS X Yosemite. And I've just run out of things to search for, so now I'm asking you - do you know of any that compare to Visual Studio on Windows? ...
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Windows Explorer Recursive Copy Unknown File Types

I am attempting to move all files (several different types of files, potentially) from a single root directory and all nested folders within the root. There could several different levels of ...
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How can I access the full functionality of a Japanese Apple keyboard on Windows?

I am currently using a Japanese Apple keyboard (Model A1048) on Windows 8.1. I have two issues with this setup. The first issue is that they keyboard is detected as a US layout keyboard, which causes ...
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Two network connections - how do I control what traffic goes to/from each of them?

I have two internet connections on my computer (one WiFi and one with ethernet cable). The issue is that I want to make sure that one of the connections (the WiFi) is "reserved" to only handle all ...
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Hide Cursor Movement From Browser

Is there a way to hide the cursor movement from the browser and or entire Operating System. I am currently using Windows 7 and would like to hide the cursor movement completely from the browser and ...
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7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a

I've tried encrypting a folder containing a text file and an image with AES encryption using the .7z format. When I enter the password to open the encrypted folder the two files are displayed. I can ...
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WTP - Creating an Answer File for WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab

I am attempting to script the install of the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab sourced here: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en-us?p=1 msdt.exe /cab "%~dp0WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab" -af ...
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3TB seagate external hard drive not working after upgrade to windows 8.1

i have a 3TB Seagate external Hard drive that worked perfectly with windows 8, as soon as I upgraded to Windows 8.1 the hard drive was no longer recognized. There is power to the hard drive, it shows ...
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Wired “Not Connected” icon in system tray instead of Wireless “Connected”

I've been getting this weird problem as of late: It seems as if I'm not connected to any network - be it wired or wireless, even though I am connected via wireless ("bamba" has internet access), ...
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Tweak read/write speed of a file on a harddrive

I have a "green" (environmental) harddrive from Western Digital which automatically puts back the Read/Write head as soon as the harddrive gets idle. (~25 seconds) When that occurs, the hard drive ...
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Setup Windows 8.1 and Install Driver without User Interaction

I have an ASUS Windows 8 Tablet that has been acting up recently, so I re-installed Windows 8.1 on it. The problem is, the touch screen driver didn't install with Windows, so I have no way to set up ...
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Access remote drive from client with remote desktop in Windows

I'm connecting to my work machine from home via Remote Desktop. I want to access (map) a server hard drive from (to) my home machine. Is this possible? Background I have a Logitech gaming mouse. ...
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Does Windows log when a user attempts to execute an application that is not on the whitelist?

I have searched Google with several search terms, attempting to discover if Windows logs when a user attempts to run an application that is not whitelisted, and if so, in what event log. Can anyone ...
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Future-proof, lightweight Windows scripting [on hold]

I write a lot of Windows (XP .. 8.1) scripts for myself and for others. Friends told me I shouldn't use AutoIt because some AV software blocks it. CMD / BAT is ... not so nice ... I'm rather a "Web" ...
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in w8/w8.1 whats the keyboard shortcut for 'List View' in windows explorer?

When I'm viewing a folder, how to do I quickly switch to list-view? In windows 7 I do it all the time using Alt + V + L, however I cannot find out what it is in windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 ?
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Shortcut key to hide/unhide VLC media player

Currently, I click on the taskbar icon of the VLC player to hide or unhide it. Is there an option in VLC media player (Windows) to set a keyboard shortcut to hide/unhide the player, preferably via ...
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Restrict RDP access to 1 public ip address. Windows Server 2012 R2

I have a server who runs Windows Server 2012 R2. I would like to restrict the access of the RDP only to 1 public ip address. I tried the "Firewall with advanced security" --> Inbound Rules --> ...
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Console vs Command Prompt [on hold]

In Windows, on the Start menu under the Accessories folder, there is a shortcut named "command prompt". This starts up a window on the screen where I can type commands at a prompt, in 16 colours in a ...
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Windows: Set command on keyboard power button

I'd like to set command on the laptop power button on a keyboard. Is there any way to do this? As an example I'd like to rebind it to Insert. P.S. I have Windows 8.
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Win7 x64 rogue program pinpointing?

I've got a laptop that has what appears to be a command prompt pop up and vanish, whenever it connects to the net. I can repeat it, by turning off/on wifi, it flashes up and vanishes too fast to see, ...
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Windows 8.1 Change Win+S to Win

Is there a way to change win+s shortcut to only win? I want this after pressing only one, win key instead of whole metro UI.
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Reliance NetConnect not connecting in windows 10

I'm using Reliance Netconnect. After I installed Windows 10 the reliance Netconnect is not connecting at all. Device is working but not connectng at all. Same thing happens when I make a new user ...
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How to check if I have permission to change the config of a windows service?

How to check if I have permission to change the config of a windows service? What I am doing now is first run sc query state= all and grep all the service names first. Then I try to run sc config ...
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Shared data partition for dual boot, multiple hard drives [on hold]

What is the best way to approach doing a dual-boot (Windows + Linux) with one SSD and one HDD? Naturally I would partition the SSD to have Windows and Linux. I want the separate HDD to be for data, ...
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Launch program from commandline without .exe

I have added, in this case, the wireshark directory to my env var path and can type "wireshark.exe" from anywhere on my system to launch the program. I would liek to be able to type "wireshark" or ...
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Install Windows Image on a new computer

Been searching but still not sure what to do... I have one computer with Windows7 and set up perfectly how we need it (programs, files, restrictions, etc...). I bought 4 more of the exact same ...
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How to copy a file to a destination only if the source file is newer than any of the destination files?

I'm looking for a way to accomplish this task. I've tried robocopy and writing a batch file, but robocopy doesn't seem to be able to do it (since /MINAGE can't do time--only dates), and writing a ...
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Start-up folder Windows 10 Techpreview: syncthing.exe hide console on startup

I have a shortcut to syncthing.exe in my Start-up folder in Windows 10. The program however starts up a console which I would like to keep hidden. What do I change in the following image?
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Opening my Unreal IRCd server to the internet

Good afternoon! I have been trying all day to get my Unreal IRCD server to accept incoming connections from outside my localhost (so my friends and I can chat, obviously) I have read tons of online ...
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NFS4 & VirtualBox: Ubuntu 14.04 host Windows 10 Techpreview client

I have a host OS Ubuntu 14.04 (my main OS). I run a Windows 10 client inside VirtualBox. I wish for NFS4 to work between them, I cannot see the share in my Windows 10 client. I followed the following ...
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Opening up my Unreal IRCd server to outside my local network [duplicate]

I'm trying to get my Unreal IRCd server to accept incoming connections. I've read several online tutorials and FAQs, including the official one, and I saw this question which bore many similarities to ...
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Sometimes I can't connect to Facebook. All other websites works fine [on hold]

This is a really weird problem... I run Windows 8, and sometimes (only sometimes!) I can't load Facebooks web site. It doesn't matter which web browser I use, none of them are able to connect to the ...
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How to insert any Unicode character using the Unicode HEX Code on Windows (Word/Notepad/Web Broser URL or input field/other apps)?

My OS is Windows 7 (a localized version of this OS). I want to be able to enter any character in the applications mentioned in the title. I've tried some methods described on SE sites, including: ...
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Windows application will run fine from the shell, but not when clicked on

I recently purchased a Windows application that consisted of a zip file (no installer). I unpacked the files to a new directory. When I attempt to start the application by clicking on it from the ...
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I've a 4-screen array, how can I make Windows acknowledge them as one giant screen?

I have 4 HP L1710 monitors, mounted to a wall like so: Is there a way I can get Windows to acknowledge all four screens as one giant one? (like so:) Edit: Running Windows 7
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windows command line dir command: to display only the file name, in 8.3 format?

I know that "dir /w" or "dir /b" shows only the file name. While "dir /x" or "dir /X" shows the 8.3 format, but together shows all other information like long format file names, dates and size. is it ...
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Confused about net start/stop command

I by mistake typed following command without service name. net start It responded as "These Windows services are started:"...started around 20/30 services and said command completed sucessfully. ...
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Is pesexec only useful with administrative credentials?

I am an apprentice penetration tester, and I am trying to read as many tutorials and practice as much as I can. Something I continually see reference to is using psexec to execute commands remotely. ...
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How does an OS run before drivers are installed?

I am looking into hardware compatibility of BSD vs Linux vs Windows. One comment that keeps reoccurring is "check your hardware before installing any variant of BSD". This is also a (smaller) issue ...
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Speex to FLAC in windows command line

I've got a speex audio file (snd.spx), and I've found foobar2000 is the only software I can easily convert it to the more-widely-usable format FLAC (snd.flac) so I can edit it before encoding again to ...
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Hold a keyboard key to turn a left click into a right click

Ok, guys. I have a Logitech touch pad that I'm using with Windows. There are some games (Diablo 3 mostly) that heavily use the mouse's right and left clicks. It's not convenient for me to constantly ...
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safe to delete windows defender scan and definition updates folders? Windows 7,8,8.1

It looks like WD keeps a history of all scans and keep older definition files. Is it ok to delete the content of these two folder and let WD rebuild their content. Anyway to disable WD to keep ...
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How to Use Different Size Drives as a Single Volume Mounted in Windows via Samba Share

I have a Linux server with four 2 TB drives in a RAID arrangement. This array is then added to a Volume Group and a Logical Volume is created from it. This Logical Volume is shared out to a Windows ...
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Looking for 64-bit msysgit

My git operations are failing when they hit the 4GB limit memory limit for 32-bit processes. E:\source>file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe" C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe; PE32 ...
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How do I securely mount a remote file system as a drive letter on Windows?

I have a NAS server running Linux, and I want to map it as a network drive on my Windows PC. Additionally, I want the connection between my Windows PC and NAS box to be secure (e.g. encrypted). ...
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Windows 8.1 Installation: device removal and restart

I'm doing a windows 8.1 clean installation. It was purchased as download from the Microsoft Store and written to and booted from a USB flash drive. The installation creates hard drive partitions, ...
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copying files from one server to another windows

I have a script where I login to a windows 7 machine(Let's call it A) using SSH. In my SSH session, I am trying to copy files from a share(Let's call it B) to A. I've used cygwin on machine A for ssh ...
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Mysql won't show my databases (MYSQL-WIN7)

I create a database using workbench and don't find this database at ODBC list, I'm able to see only information_schema database. I tried to restart my machine but don't solve the issue. Could you ...
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Microsoft Windows Text to Speech trouble [on hold]

So there are a number of related questions out there, but I'm hoping for a bit of clarity, as well as a resolution. So im trying to use the Text to Speech engine in System.Speech in a WPF application. ...