Issues not specific to a single version of Windows, otherwise tag appropriately

learn more… | top users | synonyms

-1
votes
0answers
5 views

How to prevent Windows 7 from creating system restore files and shadow copies?

I have noticed that my Windows 7 partition loses free space about half a gigabyte every day until there is no space left anymore. I can work around this by going to Disk Cleanup -> More Options -> ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

How Does rsync access files unavailable to other processes?

I'm using cwRsync 3.1.0 to backup my Windows 7 Users directory. I recently learned that Windows 7 uses NTFS "Junctions" to maintain compatiblility with old apps looking to the prior system locations. ...
-1
votes
0answers
12 views

Overwrite folders in google drive doesn't work ? Creates duplicates?

This is ridicolous issue. A basic thing like folder merging or file replacement (overwrite) does not exist on Google drive. I bought 1TB of space and I actually regret it cause Dropbox offers better ...
-1
votes
1answer
26 views

Install windows in a partition without OS, without formatting it

I have an HDD with two partitions, one with Win 7, and one with data. On the partition with Win 7, I want to format and install Linux, no problems there. But in the other, I want to install a fresh ...
1
vote
2answers
33 views

Ways to shut down/sleep and wake up hard drives on command?

I have a rather noisy storage HDD in my SSD-based system (Win 8.1). Since I need the HDD only once a day tops, I have been looking for a way to keep it in sleep mode or otherwise shut down and wake it ...
-1
votes
0answers
25 views

Win7 keyboard isnt working

Win7 thinks my USB Razer Blackwidow ultimate keyboard is a mouse HID compliant mouse! It's plugged into USB 2.0 and I have Razer synapse (drivers)
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

Run Spyder as a ConEmu tab

Is it possible to run Spyder ([I]Python IDE) inside a ConEmu tab? I use Notepad++ as an external editor in Far Manager & it runs inside one since I've added -new_console to my external editor ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

In Windows, how to search in a specific Wi-Fi channel?

In Linux, it is possible to "keep searching" in a specific channel (using airodump-ng): airodump-ng -c 5 mon0 if I keep searching in a channel for more than 10 seconds, I notice that some new APs, ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Plotting a scatter plot with 2 text axes [on hold]

I will like to plot a scatter but for both x- and y-axes should be texts and not numbers. Those any has an idea how such a graph could be plotted. I saw such a graph in UN water report 2012. thanks
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Automatically enable telnet services with batch

Even after installing telnet it will not work until you go services.msc and enable Telnet by changing the setting to automatic. Is there a way I can do this preferably with cmd or otherwise with ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Get Notified of Errors in Windows Event Log

I wrote a powershell script to make a database dump that I plan on having run nightly with Windows Task Scheduler. It outputs to a log file so I can make sure everything is working, but I want to be ...
1
vote
1answer
15 views

Custom Windows shell hosted on the network

We have a custom kiosk-style executable that we are using as a shell on Windows 8.1 machines. We'd like to host it on the network so that it's easy to update as desired. The problem we have is that ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Generate table of contents with links for GitHub markdown with pandoc

How to generate table of contents with links for GitHub markdown with pandoc? I tried pandoc -f markdown_github --toc -s -S README.md -o new.md It does create a table of contents but it has no link ...
1
vote
2answers
44 views

Windows 7 64-bit System Repair Loop

My system is stuck on System Repair Loop. The Windows System Repair fails to repair with error "Missing OSLoader" I tried to fix with a solution suggested in a Windows forum: Automated Startup Repair ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Is there any way to change the default shortcuts for default Windows programs?

I have Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in Portuguese and honestly, after over 13 years using computers, I still bang my head into the wall with the default shortcuts. Just to showcase the madness: Every ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Symlink.exe always asking for permission when creating a new directory

I use link shell extension for windows extensively, as it's a really neat tool. However every time I want to create a new folder on any partition of mine, symlink.exe asks for admin permissions. It ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Copy Command with “%” in path name

I am trying to write a bat file to copy some files into a new directory (which exists). Here is my command: copy ".\050-9800-JJJ-DSC-BAW-MEE-00019-01*.pdf" "T:\201201.00 TCO - Tengiz, ...
2
votes
0answers
30 views

What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

Evaluate %PATH% as the system-scope environment variable exclusively

In Windows' command line, echo %PATH% appears to merge the system and the user variables PATH in such order before printing. That seems reasonable, but I would also like to be able to print only the ...
2
votes
1answer
21 views

System does not boot DVD drive in secure boot/UEFI mode

I had to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Support to be able to boot a Windows 8.1 64bit DVD from the CD drive in the BIOS menu to install Windows. Is there any reason why this happens? Is there ...
1
vote
1answer
17 views

Trigger an event when Computer is added to Active Directory

Maybe this is a dumb question, but i'm going to ask i anyway ;) I need to run a script whenever a Computer is added to my Active Directory. The easiest way to do this i figured, was to bind a task to ...
-1
votes
0answers
51 views

How can I repair my hard drive without losing files?

In short. I have problems with accessing files on my hard drive. I also assume that it is not a hardware problem (it is more on the "software level"). I would like to know if there are ways (Linux ...
3
votes
1answer
42 views

How did I manage to combine O and c to © in PuTTY?

Today's mystery: I was going to type the word "Och", meaning "and" in Swedish. However, I ended up with ©h, and I don't know why, and I cannot reproduce it. The chain of software is as follows. ...
-3
votes
0answers
33 views

Why don't Windows have a Virtual File System which supports Linux partitions? [on hold]

I was going through Linux Kernel Development By Robert Love. And I understood that VFS makes other file systems compatible with Linux and makes easy to interface with Linux and doesn't have to be ...
2
votes
1answer
41 views

Source path too long - BUT IT NEVER USED TO BE

I am getting the following error while trying to copy backed up data from my external hard drive to my desktop: The source filename(s) are longer than is supported by the file system. Try moving ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

Installing Windows From Windows

So here is my issue. I'm looking to install my copy of Windows 7 Home Premium to a Secondary Hard Drive currently installed in my PC. I have partitioned my 3TB(MBR) into two separate Partitions one ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

How can I put my windows Users Program Files, and Windows Directories on the same partition?

Im trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 7 SP1, however I constantly get error 80070490. Going through the guides I ran sfc, repaired a corrupted file, but still got the error. I then ran the ...
-1
votes
2answers
13 views

batch file to multiply number in text files

I have lots of txt files to edit numbers in them. Some of them contains lines like this: delay=250/1000 I need a simple script/software to set editing rules like this: scan %y'th line and find ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Windows Live Mail takes ages to start up

I am running Windows 8.1. with Windows Live Mail as my email client. I am unable to understand why now it takes WLM ages to start up. Before it used to startup in less than half a minute. Now from ...
-1
votes
1answer
18 views

Do Same Action On All PDF Pages

I want to do an action on all pages of a pdf file. for example I need to draw a rectangle, draw a simple line etc on all of pdf pages at once at the same location. How is it possible?
1
vote
1answer
12 views

Network share readonly for Java Application

We have a windows server with Windows 2008 R2 SP1. This server provides a network share, let's call it Data. The permissions are set to Read/Write for all domain users. Multiple PCs (PC1 to PC4) in ...
2
votes
1answer
25 views

Back-up Windows 8 installation and license

I currently have a dual-boot with Linux 14.04 and Windows 8. I am going to remove my Win 8 partition, since I don't really use it. Still, I would like to keep my Win 8 license/activation key (Win 8 ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Why can I access a domain from a computer and not from another one on same local network

I registered a new domain name but forgot to setup dns servers. I typed the domain on a computer and was redirected to registrar parking page. So I added dns server and could access the domain on any ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings - what exactly do they do?

Despite the fact that virtually all modern Dell laptops (and probably others) are supposed to have the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver installed, I couldn't find any end-user ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command

def evaluate(str, par): return (os.system("./LKH %s" %par) - swap_2opt_solve_str(str)[1])**2 I have an executable lkh file in the directory. However when my program runs this function, it gives the ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

Android on Virtual box RESET every time i boot

I have Virtual box 4.3.6 installed on my pc and I have done all things correctly in order to run Android Jelly Bean and KitKat (4.2.2 & 4.4). All things are right and after full installation of ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

Trouble booting Windows from USB

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Recover broken MySQL database after setting Windows back to an earlier date

Yesterday after a driver update my Windows crashed and I got a BSOD right at startup so I didn't had a choice I set Windows back to the last working point but sadly my last working restore point was ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Laptop gets sudden artifact screen and restarts with a strong fan

I have a HP probook 5330m. Whenever I run applications like photoshop or play a game, I get this flickering, distorted (green & pink) artifact screen along with a bursting sound, like a tv loosing ...
1
vote
3answers
28 views

Implementing multiple PCs in one work station

is there a way to use to multiple PCs as a single workstation? My current setup is a laptop+dock+dual monitors running Win7pro, a Desktop running Vista Business (which has its own keyboard, monitor ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Unable to start windows 10 technical preview

Few time ago, I have installed windows 10 technical preview and it worked perfectly for the first two weeks. After that, it began restarting every few hours saying that windows 10 has expired. I have ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Set Thunderbird to auto download only certain filetype attachments

I have been using Mozilla Thunderbird to manage my mail, I also set this program to download and save all mail + attachments to my harddrive. However I have realised a big security issue as when I ...
0
votes
2answers
25 views

Unable to format my PC running Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I am unable to format my PC from windows bootable USB. The USB is working fine on my laptop. When I start my computer and insert the bootable USB, underscore (_) is just blinking on my screen and ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

How to keep a process freezed until I unfreeze it?

Is there any way to freeze a process, which should not run again until I unfreeze it, even if the system is restarted? The 'Greenify' app can do this for Android. Is there a similar solution for ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

HDD extremely slow although SMART seems to be healthy

I've had this hard drive for over two years now. A week ago, it decides to slow down to a crawl in Windows - even after doing the usual things to fix it (disabling Superfetch, closing programs, etc.) ...
1
vote
2answers
34 views

Regedit “Cannot Delete” “Error while deleting key”

I am trying to delete a registry key in regedit and keep getting this error: Cannont delete (keyname): Error while deleting key. I am a admin and have check the permissions for the key and all ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Single Click with touch screen on some web link

I am the owner of a beautiful Dell Inspiron touch. Everything works like a charm, windows can be moved dragged and resized, links can be opened, with the proper gestures I can emulate right clicks and ...
0
votes
3answers
39 views

Have the command prompt launch an application like Notepad and block until it is closed

I have a Batch script I essentially want it to present the user with a notepad window opened with a configuration file for the user to edit each time they run the script, and I want the Command Prompt ...