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Get data usage since last reboot by command line

For an automated batch-tool that monitors network usage, I would like to get the following, red underlined values using the Windows command line: That is, I want to get the number of bytes ...
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Very low sound in Windows 10

Been googleing around for a few days now on that problem, nothing seems to work. The sound coming out of the speakers is very, VERY low. It does so since I updated to Windows 10 and then resetted to ...
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Disable special folder views in Windows 10

Since Windows 7, there have been special folder views in Windows Explorer that automatically changed based on the contents of a directory (Music, Pictures, etc). In Windows 10, it appears to be doing ...
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Cortana activation issues

I've upgraded 3 computers to Win 10 successfully. One is a laptop and the other two desktops. Activating Cortana on the laptop worked fine. I moved on to one of the desktops and now I am having a ...
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accsess of windows 8 without PIN option

I woke up this morning and found that i couldnt access my laptop.I had a PIN option and also the password.But now the PIN option is not there and only asking last used password fot the PC.When i gave ...
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How to connect to a iOS/OSX IPSec VPN from Windows 8.1?

So I have a VPN server that I can successfully connect with iOS and OS X. I am trying to figure out how to connect to it with Windows 8.1 (64bit). I have following info about the VPN server: Type ...
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How can I change the email associated with my Windows 10 account?

I switched to Windows 10 but the email address I gave it was not the email address that I want associated with the account (the instructions were not clear). How do I change my account to be with ...
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Dual Booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu

How do I do this, should I follow the same method as for Windows 7? I did not try anything but am looking for suggestions. No I don't want to use VB. Please help. My hard drive has around 50GB free ...
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Unlock Windows 10 with bluetooth proximity?

There used to be an application or two which would cause Windows to lock and unlock based on the proximity of a paired Bluetooth device. These apps don't seem to exist anymore, and I'm surprised this ...
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Visual SVN Server on Windows 10

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 and Visual SVN Server has stopped working. I've tried manually starting the service but that just errors. Looking at the event log the reported error is pretty ...
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How to find which process made this network requests

I was running fiddler and suddenly I see requests this requests to hxxp://zc.qq.com/cgi-bin/chs/numreg/init? and hxxp://www.baidu.com/cache/global/img/gs-2.0.gif But no process is shown. How do I ...
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Determining the purpose of a Windows process

In the course of diagnosing a problem, our attention is often drawn to a running process shown in Task Manager. This raises questions such as, "Is this process legitimate?" or, "What does this ...
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Windows: automatic screen recorder by window title regexp and/or window class [on hold]

Does anyone know of any such programs, that can record only single window and start recording automatically by detecting window appearance that have some specific properties?
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Preserving partitions on clean Windows 10 installation

I am going to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and I want to keep my hard drive partition and some files as it is now. Is this possible to preserve my current partitions on hard drive and files ...
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Is there any way to make taskbar icons bigger in Windows 10?

So after Windows 10 installation I've noticed that icons in taskbar became a significant bit smaller than they were in Windows 7/8 while taskbar height stayed the same, here's the comparison: The ...
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Ctrl key not working

I just installed Windows 10 on my Samsung NP940X3G laptop. When using the shortcut key to switch between virtual desktops I am finding the left ctrl key does not work for the ctrl+win+right ...
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Slow Reboot and turn on Laptop win7

My problem is when i reboot my pc it the reboot takes along time. I see an image like something were loading on "internet access" by my clock on the taskbar. After this action finishs loading the pc ...
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Windows 10 loading takes forever

I've just updated my windows 8.1 to 10 which worked really fine for a day or two. Now every time when I start my PC it is loading forever. To be more specific, after Windows logo appears on black ...
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Windows 10 upgrade listed as “insider preview”

I reserved my windows 10 upgrade using the system tray popup. Now, windows update shows the windows 10 insider preview is available for download. Is that the full version/release of windows 10, or ...
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I can't click on Windows programs

Fresh install of Win 10. AMD 280X with latest drivers. Have restarted computer 100 times, doesn't help. Problem is that when I click the Windows logo I can't click on anything inside the box that ...
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Windows 10: Change shortcut keys to switch between desktops

In windows 10, currently the shortcut keys for switching desktop are ctrl + win + right or left arrow key. Now i wanted to simplify it, by changing it to ctrl + right or left arrow key only. How can i ...
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Full server backup using powershell script

I am using the following script from the microsoft website for create a image backup of my servers. The problem is that I have an external hard disk on one of my servers and the backup script always ...
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Is there a way to constantly keep files in the order specified?

This is a bad title I know, please do change it if you come up with a better one! Anyway, I have a folder for my screenshots. Whilst they are automatically named via date, I occasionally add files ...
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How do I set/force/enable specific (second) monitor to very low resolution in Windows 8.1?

I am using nVidia graphics card. I have two monitors - one normal, 1080p, and second, special display, connected to VGA, capable only of 400x300 pixels. However, since it's very OLD, it's missing any ...
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8.1 to 10 setup : Something happened > Setup has failed to validate the product key

Just like millions of other users, I'm attempting to upgrade to windows 10. I have a Dell laptop running 8.1, which had windows reinstalled once. That was because I swapped the HDD out for a SSD and I ...
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Capturing and deploying an OS with multiple partitions

I want to create an ISO file, which is an custom Windows installation, of my prebuilt image, extracted with WinPE. The thing is, my PC now has 3 partitions. OS (C:/) Data (D:/) Virtual machines ...
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Remove double password requirement on bitlocker

Having an issue at work where one of my employees requires two passwords for their windows surface (one for bitlocker and one for windows) several times a day when it falls asleep! On my mac I only ...
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HDD does not show up in Explorer is still accessable

I have 2 drives in my computer: an SSD and a HDD (Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003). The HDD was assigned the drive letter G. If I go into Explorer and type G: in the address bar, I can see all the ...
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WampServer issues after Windows 10 upgrade

Since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, WampServer does not appear to be working (anything loaded in the browser is just a blank page), and even a fresh install does not cure the problem. Under ...
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Outlook Calendar Sharing Categories

When you share a calendar. Is it also possible to carry over the category colors of someone else's calendar or is that a local only? This is also for Office365 using Mac OSX 2011 and Office 2013 for ...
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How to disable automatic updating of Windows 10 pro?

Today i install windows 10. All features is better. But i can not find the way to disable windows automatic update. In windows 8.1 or lower versions have a option to disable automatic update or ...
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Preventing downloads of files that may already exist in subfolders (prevent duplicates)

I've seen guides and threads on identifying or removing duplicate files, but what about preventing duplicate files? Example: Thousands of files in subfolders. Files are downloaded and placed in the ...
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How to hide labels in Windows 10 Start menu (tiles)?

I've recently read some nice registry trick about hiding the taskbar labels in Windows 10 (together with "never combine" option). I want to do the same to the start tiles. I mean: there already are ...
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UK Cortana doesn't voice facts etc

Is Cortana in the UK fully functional yet or have I missed something? 90% of the time if I ask it/her a fact, it just opens the browser with it typed into Bing. Rarely (asking Obama's age for ...
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Will Windows Vista COA Keys work as a valid product key for Windows 10?

I have a Windows Vista Home Premium Laptop with a genuine license key. I was wondering if that key would be accepted as a valid key for Windows 10 if I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and tried to ...
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Netbeans crashes when monitors get unplugged

I am not sure what is causing this, But I have 2 monitors plugged into my laptop, one via VGA and the other HDMI. The two monitors are extended monitors (with the laptop screen off), and every time I ...
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windows 10 app wont show

I had reserved windows 10 upgrade about a month ago, last week I had decided to install the insider preview. when the windows 10 went out I downgrade to windows 7 back so I could fully upgrade to ...
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Clean install using the reset computer option

I found this extremely useful topic about how to perform a clean install using Reset this PC in Windows 10 I go to Start > Settings > Update & security > Reset ->Get Started I get these 2 ...
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Windows 10 - How do I unlock lock screen by pressing any key like Windows 8/8.1?

Having a single (local) user with no password In Windows 8/8.1, I could unlock the screen by pressing any key. In Windows 10, I first see the "background" lockscreen (the one that has a configurable ...
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Windows 10 update - Boot problems after updates

I used the mediacreationtool in order to update to Windows 10, and when it was done it worked correctly. I did install Visual Studio, and it asked me to restart my laptop. Okay, that's all right. So ...
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Windows 10 install - Not enough memory

I am attempting to install Windows 10 on my desktop. I got an error in the "Reserve Windows 10" app stating that I need at least 2GB of RAM (I am installing the 64 bit version). I downloaded the ...
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How to check whether my windows 8.1 in laptop is genuine or not?

I bought and new laptop with windows 8.1 pre-installed in it and now windows 10 has got released. I want to check if its genuine or not because some of guys who used my lap said that its pirated ...
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how to make sure windows installation media is not corrupted?

When making a Windows thumb drive installation media, how do know you there are no corrupted files? Is there a check sum or something?
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How to delete selected System Restore Point in Windows

I have occupied 25 gb space of c drive for system resore point. and system automatically created 5 restore point and delete privous resore points. but i want to keep very 1st resore point and last 4 i ...
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Preventing Windows 10 From Being Installed On My Windows 7 Desktop PC?

I am quite content with using Windows 7 on my desktop PC, and do not wish to install Windows 10 at this time. To ensure that Windows 10 does not install, what measures can I immediately take (I note ...
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What does hyphen mean in Windows batch file?

In particular, I have problems understanding the hyphens in the following lines, which are from wikibooks if not -%1-==-- echo Argument one provided if -%1-==-- echo Argument one not provided & ...
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Why is my windows 8.1 starting fast but restarting very slow?

I've just formatted my Lenovo G510 pc and reboot time is about 3 minutes. - While rebooting, to the lenovo screen it takes 10,20 seconds, - After the black screen it takes about 2 minutes, and ...
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Booting from usb

My computer has a intel core2duo. 2 gb ram. g41 express chipset My computer used to boot fine from usb. Now it doesn't boot from any live usb. I am trying to install windows. The usb is fine since I ...
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is there any way to access a site which is blocked from router?

I have 2 PC's named as PC A and PC B. PC A can access to all sites but PC B has limited access. The router restricts to certains sites like youtube in PC B as its mac address is blocked in router. ...
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Windows Batch Script for getting disk space details

I need to get the mail alert for disk space details. I have found this script in our forum. When I run this script in command prompt, it generates the output as mentioned below. But when I run this ...