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How to prevent Windows 7 from 'thinking' my c:\ boot drive is a network drive

I've a very strange problem with my Windows 7 SP1 x64 installation. The system has a 256 GB SSD with two partitions, c:\ and d:. When I create a new folder on c:\, say c:\test and copy, and launch ...
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How to use emacs CLI on a Linux server remotely from Windows

I have emacs-nox installed on a CentOS 6.5 server. I had been using PuTTY from Windows to remote into this server. However, I discovered that in emacs, I cannot hit Ctrl+A (somewhat like other ...
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How to run sfc /scannow from recovery console?

I am trying to do something with my stucking Windows. I entered recovery console and issued a command sfc /scannow /offbootdir=g:\ /offwindir=g:\windows then it say it started operation then says ...
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How to disable hibernate from repair command line?

I can't boot my computer. It hangs on boot animation. Recently I had similar problem, when computer was booting for 5 minutes. Now it boots more than 20 minutes of may be forever. Actually I can't ...
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Bitlocker device name change

When imaging our PCs we generally create a temp name for our facilities to change the device name to whatever particular department fits their needs. The issue is we can't send out any devices without ...
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Windows: recursively search for, and execute, batch file from command line

I have a project with nested folders. I want to be able to recursively look up directories until a "build.bat" file is found, and execute it. How can I do this from the command line? (i.e. not a ...
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trying to install windows after ubuntu

Recently I have wiped out my macbook pro and reinstalled ubuntu on it.And now I want to install windows alongside so I can have dual boot.After doing some research online, I have created a partition ...
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Create Bootable USB drive with “Press Any Key To Boot” Message

I'm trying to make a usb bootable trough command line. I can do it but there is a problem. I will boot automatically without any prompt! I need to see "Press Any Key To Boot..." first and decide to ...
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Unable to connect from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro using PuTTY (SSH 2)

Disabled the firewall and still unable to connect. I can connect to our Macbooks in the office from my Windows machine using PuTTY SSH but I can't connect to our Windows machines that I installed ...
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Get windows built in multi-gesture settings, asus ux32a

Is it possible to get the built in touchpad settings in windows 10 on my Asus ux32a? My best guess is that it is an elan touchpad. It supports up to 5 finger recognition but my drivers don't use ...
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Cpu usage Oscillation

I run simulations on a public computation server. Due to the nature of the simulation its CPU usage oscillates in a wide range (0-60%). Does this affect the speed of other people's work. The overall ...
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GPG Agent under Windows as SSH Agent for git bash

I'm trying to set up gpg-agent as the common authentication agent under Windows. It works fine for both Putty and regular gpg use, but now I'd like to use it as ssh-agent in git bash as well. From ...
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HP t510 thin client upgrade from standard embedded 09 to embedded Windows 7

I have an HP t510 thin client and I want to upgrade from standard embedded 09 to embedded Windows 7. Blogs before have spoken about issues with licensing is this a real issue and if it isn't what ...
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Listing specific software on group of remote machine

psinfo -s \10.101.4.204 > out.txt above command displays all software installed on 10.101.4.204 I need to find only specific software installed on remote machine
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Need help on remote access on wondows 7 [duplicate]

i have installed an application in one windows 7 system and this application has multi user license. i want 3 different user to access this system simultaneously. How can I enable multiple users login ...
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Running Batch files when a Pop up message appears from another app

I need to run a batch file when ever a particular Pop up message occurs. Basically I have a batch files, but I cannot directly call it from my application. but I can create a Pop up message from my ...
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Operating system crashing

I run windows 8 on my computer. Unfortunately, it crashes everytime after I download somethings from torrent. I have not kept any antivirus software apart from windows' own 'Windows defender.' So ...
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Unable to boot after removing battery

What happened? Something's strange with my computer. Just today, I had to do a battery swap. Like always, the system is always turned off when the battery is swapped. Before the battery swap, both ...
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Windows: add python scripts folder to path

On windows, I have some python scripts in a folder. How can I do to invoke a script without having to specify its full path? I tried adding the folder to the PATH environment variable but it's not ...
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IF statement in batch file not working properly

@ECHO OFF PAUSE IF EXIST "C:\Program Files\NexphaseV6\ECF" ( ECHO Directory exists! PAUSE ) ELSE ( MKDIR "C:\Program Files\NexphaseV6\ECF" ECHO Directory made! ) PAUSE When I run ...
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Set my program files to a different drive, and then removed that drive. Can't install programs anymore

I set my program files directory to H:\Program Files\ via regedit at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion DWORDS: ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesDir (x86) Then, I removed the ...
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How do I launch Robocopy with a scheduled batch file and not have the command prompt appear?

I'm using Robocopy to keep two hard drives constantly synced up. I've created a task which runs the following batch file: @echo off robocopy "D:" "L:" /MIR /Z /MOT:1 /MON:1 /XA:H /R:1000000 /W:5 ...
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Hard drive shows no files, has some space taken up

My laptop has a SSD and a hard drive. I have never used the hard drive, and until a few days ago, it was empty. Now, two files showed up on the hard drive (msdia80.dll and ...
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SSD connected to ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard not detected by Windows setup

Just built a new PC today and used the AsRock Z77 Motherboard. I haven't built a new PC in a long time, probably XP days. Went to install Windows 8.1 from a USB disk and Windows is telling me it ...
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Windows 10 equivalent to 'explorer.exe'

I am an early adopter of Windows 10, and I am a .NET / Web developer so I like to push the bounds a bit when testing out a new OS. I also try to work against the latest / freshest builds available. ...
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How do I fix the sound of my game when I start a Skype call?

Whenever I am playing a game, and I call my friend on Skype, the sound on my game goes super low, to where I can barely hear it, and it remains the same all through the Skype call. However, though, ...
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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 -> ...
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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. ...
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Overwriting folders in Google Drive creates duplicates instead of replacing them?

Is there any way to replace folders and update their content without creating a duplicate ? 'Manage revisions' works only for single files and is quite frustrating if you have few terabytes to backup ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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)
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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. Does any has an idea how such a graph could be plotted. I saw such a graph in UN water report 2012. thanks
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...