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windows 10 preview - how to skip particular update

I have a problem with two updates for Windows 10 preview - they are constantly failing. I want to skip them, but using new 'Windows Update' UI I have no idea wher to find this option. Can anybody ...
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Are storage pools basically another term for JOBD?

I am reading up on Storage for Windows Server 2012 R2 and I am trying to understand the purpose of Storage Pools. The way they make it sound is that you can create one big expandable ever growing ...
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How to change the disk interface type for my Windows 8.1 guest on KVM

I recently setup a Windows 8.1 VM with KVM and virt-manager. I initially set the disk interface to be IDE, but I'd like to change it to virtio. However, if I just change the interface in the ...
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Setting up Icecast (source client) on Windows Server 2012 (no sound card)?

So, Icecast is set-up, but I cannot use Winamp or Mixxx to stream because there is no audio card, so it won't even play it. Is there a way to avoid this? I know that there is virtual audio cable, but ...
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Use an iSCSI Target as a virtual CD writer

We have a setup where it would be helpful to have several Windows 7 machines use an iSCSI target as a virtual CD writer. The idea is that the machines should mount the target as an additional virtual ...
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Good Palette Software for use OFFLINE [on hold]

Anyone know of a good pallete software that is fairly similar to this online pallete website? If not do you guys have any idea how to use this website offline? I really need it for development ...
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How to cancel a Windows 8 update?

I was trying to record a song on my PC and my mouse quit working so I had to restart. After I restarted my PC started updating and now it's stuck on 15% and it's taking forever. I really need to get ...
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Plain text editor that allows to put a caret after the last line of file [on hold]

Does anybody know a text editor under Windows with virtual space mode, that allows to put a caret after the last line of file. So that if I create a new empty file, I could navigate with arrow buttons ...
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Windows cannot access \\[other computer] error code 0x80070035

I have 4 laptops, 2 running Win7, 1 running Win8.1 and 1 running Ubuntu 14. I used to have access to each other with occasional problem, which was fixed by rebooting the router. I've changed one ...
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I installed win vista home, need to switch to win vista pro with no data loss

I installed windows vista home yesturday and just finished installing and configuring a bunch of programs. I went to go activate windows and it said my product key was for windows vista pro, not home. ...
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User Access Control no longer opens

I can not run programs as Administrator, because I tried to do this, and modifying the value in the registry didn't do what I wanted to do, I thought that it would stop asking for passwords and let me ...
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Running mode from the Windows 8.1 task scheduler

I use a Lenovo Y50-70 laptop and it has a known issue that resets the keyboard's repeat rate to the minimum after resuming from standby. A fix was posted here already, but I would like to run it from ...
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External display changing brightness based on what's shown

I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 7, with a Samsung SyncMaster P2250 connected via D-SUB as external display. The display seems to dynamically adjust it's brightness based on what's ...
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Mark file icons with emblems like in Ubuntu in Windows

A while ago I was playing with an older version of Ubuntu, which allowed me to mark the files with an emblem that appears on top of the file's icon. I'm wondering if I can do the same thing in ...
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PXE TFTP Permission Denied

I have a windows server 2003 VM and since Virtualbox supports NAT networking and has the Intel PXE firmware, id like to test it out and maybe use it between two real machines in the future. I have ...
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Windows: Completely remove Action Center icon

Personally, the Action Center in Windows (that annoying white flag in the notification area, always telling you to repent and change the way you administrate your system) is one of the things I ever ...
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How to make Windows 7 ask for admin permission for all actions?

For example, Linux will ask permission for each and every action; e.g., for installing software and uninstalling software. Is it possible to configure Windows like that?
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How to Undo Merging Desktop Folders in Windows 8.1

I've found myself switching back and forth between my admininstrator account and my non-administrator account a lot lately, and what I'm doing while on my administrator account takes long periods of ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Disconnecting / logging out from Windows network share without restarting Workstation service

I have a file server running (SMB) that I connected to in Explorer (Windows 7 Professional) by visiting \\1.2.3.4 directly. I logged in as one user, without saving credentials, and now wish to log out ...
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Files are read-only, and refuse to change

I purchased a new SSD and installed Windows 7 64-bit from scratch. I found that my old C: drive, which is now the D: drive, had ownership by an unknown user. I found a way to change the ownerships of ...
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Windows Service Startup Type change history/log

I have a PC where I suspect some Windows Services (from Services.msc) have been changed. I mean the "Startup Type" from Automatic -> Disabled, or some other change of the startup type. Is there an ...
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remapping Win P “project to a connected screen”

I use autohotkey and I would like to remap Win-P that actually opens the right bar to select the way to project to a connected screen. Which would be the script to access "duplicate" screen (the ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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How can I activate windows with slmgr.vbs?

I am trying to activate a copy of Windows Server 2008 R2 through the command line. Regardless of what I try, I am unable to activate Windows except through the GUI. Things I've tried: #using slmgr ...
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Best Offline Tutorials & Softwares About How To Become A Professional Website Designer? [on hold]

I want to become an expert at website designing and I know that some of you might be wondering why I don't take classes at schools? But the problem is that I don't want to make my father pay for my ...
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Running .bat file in zsh (in Windows)

In a Windows machine I want to avoid using cmd.exe at all cost. I'm trying to use babun (mintty 1.1.3) to run a batch file in a Windows folder. This works: { ~ } » ./file.bat -o ...
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HDD not listed in BIOS, but can boot to it if overridden?

I have a custom built Windows 8.1 PC running off an Asus H97I-PLUS motherboard with four drives (2x HDD, 2xSSD) attached with SATA cables. I was fiddling with the overclocking wizard. After a game ...
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Configure a graphics tablet buttons

I have a "SMART" graphics tablet with two buttons on the tablet itself and two buttons on the pen. The driver that comes with the tablet only allow me to configure the buttons to be right click or ...
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How to add Google Drive to the Windows Explorer Sidebar

Is there a way to add Google Drive to this sidebar not like a shortcut, but pretty much like how OneDrive is? I know there's a Google Drive link in the favorites, but is there a way to expand this ...
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Windows POS Ready 2009 Hangs On Boot

Cannot find a lot of literature on this subject. Background: Company has a Point-of-sale computer, that lost power to the business, and was only plugged into a surge protector. When the power ...
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How to open a new browser window on a different screen?

I am using Window 8 with 2 screens main screen for Window is the right one. On the left screen I have Google Chrome browser window open. When use short-cut CRTL + N a new window is open on the left ...
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Changing priorities of DNS and etc\hosts in Windows 2008 R2

The X issue One of our customers have an issue with Oracle DG - sometimes DNS is not responsive and DG connection fails. I decided to add fall back entry in etc\hosts, but it has cons too: DNS ...
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Installing Windows to a disk before installing in a computer

I'm just wondering if this is possible because it would make life a bit easier if it was. I have a friend that desperately needs to re-install windows after several years of use to restore some ...
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Internet intermittent after blue screen

I am using windows 7, and have had great internet connection. While I was in the middle of running a game, I bumped my USB speaker system, which caused a blue screen error. After I restarted my ...
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Troubleshooting Text Not Displaying Properly - Java Applets / Pop-Ups

I'm having trouble troubleshooting a display issue I'm seeing in some pop-up windows, and it seems to be Java related. I'm on the latest JRE (no new updates available from java update), have tried ...
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All windows minimized every 12.3 seconds then a mouse click emitted

Yep, it's pretty specific, I know.. I have a user that has this issue: While using his laptop (ThinkPad T420) and having any number of windows opened, something will close them every 12.3 seconds ...
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vim leaves a swapfile after crash with unknown owner

I am running Cygwin on windows. Several times now I've had a swap file left behind from vim after a crash, but it can't be recovered or deleted. "ls -l" shows this: -rw-r----- 1 Unknown+User ...
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Standard user in Win7 can't reconnect to network drive after logging off

I have a user on Win7 Enterprise with a mapped network drive. It uses credentials for a user account on a different machine. At fresh start up, I can log into Windows, open the network drive, and ...
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In light of the discovered vulnerabilities in SSL/TLS, is legacy RDP encryption or SSL more secure?

Windows offers the option of using either RDP encryption or SSL (TLS 1.0) to secure a remote desktop connection. Which option is more secure? Given the recent discoveries, is TLS 1.0 still secure in ...
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Portable Hard Drive Lifespan [on hold]

I was wondering, what is a better practice with how I use my portable hard-drive? I have a Seagate portable hard drive for almost 4 years now, and it's great, I basically live off the drive, I have ...
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Important files possibly leaked into mapped network drive

I recently mapped a network drive. While moving important sensitive files. I accidentally dragged one into it. The computer froze for a while and went back to normal, there was no indication of file ...
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If I install a non-OEM windows, will boot logo change?

I have an MSI and it has pre-installed windows 8 in it. If I buy windows 8.1 pro and install it via DVD, will it change my boot logo animation?
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Display Windows application via SSH X11 on Linux

Is possible to Run SSH server on Windows then make X11 connection forwarding enabled from Linux to this Windows and display Windows application on Linux?
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Windows 7,8 dual boot- winload.exe error: “could not verify digital signature error”

I've a Asus G73Sw that has Windows7 Home pre-installed. I recently added a new 120GB SSD and installed windows 8.1 on it. Everything was fine till recently when the original Win7 on my other HDD, got ...
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smartmontools on Windows: how to get email alerts on disk problems, as in linux?

I use smartmontools on my linux machines, happy and confident with the accurate level of warning it features. I want the same service on Windows, where, unless I'm mistaken, it does not exit ...
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Reuse of environment variables in Path

Is it possible to reuse environment variables in the Path environment variable from PowerShell? There are some environment variables like %SystemRoot% defined and are used in Path variable ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access Arrows sub-section in Windows' Character Map?

Since there's no fast and reliable way to enter Unicode characters and typing codes is just too cumbersome, I was wondering if there were an easy way to access a given sub-section in Windows' ...
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Can't seem to copy to network share in CMD

I'm trying to write a simple script to back up specific files and directories, however it seems to fail when copying to the network drive. I've seen other similar issues advising to map the drive ...
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Disable login username being saved for future logins when using ctrl+alt+del in Windows XP

For Windows XP I have my computer set so that you have to press ctrl+alt+del and then input both the username and password to sign in. My problem is that it logs the username and the next time I open ...