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Windows Explorer Advanced Search

I have a question on windows advanced search, I am running Windows 8.1 pro. I want to exclude a particular file type from showing up in the search results and I tried following these instructions but ...
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Google Drive Doc Crash with Clipboard Manager use

I use a clipboard extender/manager, which has been compatible with everything I ever encountered, including Google Drive, until recently. Now, it does not seem to matter which clipboard manager I ...
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my computer does't want to start after I changed the boot order in the bios

I am having some issues with my pc. I was re installing windows, so I changed the boot order on my asus p8h61/usb3. after the computer restarted itself I didn't get response. my usb devices get no ...
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Hi. Please remove for replacing line which contains exact word [on hold]

Hi. I have lines which contains text shown below. I want to remove lines which contains LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN and LINK-3-UPDOWN Apr 21 12:30:17.056 : %SEC-6-IPACCESSLOGP: list ntp denied udp ...
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Missing Hard Drive Space

I tried to shrink my C: drive from 600GB down to 300GB and it worked fine initially. Then I booted into my other OS and shrunk its partition down as well. When I booted back into Windows Disk ...
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Opening Folder Options window in Windows from the command prompt

If I need to open the Control Panel through the command prompt, it is enough to type control I need to open the Folder Options window through typing some command through the command prompt. Any ...
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How to set the Default Windows Theme in a WIM Image?

I've a modified Windows 8.1 Install.wim image and I would like to set a custom .theme loading when the installation DVD creates the user (The default user account in my installation is the hidden ...
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Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is EOL so what can I use to monitor Turbo Boost on my CPU?

Turbo Boost Technology Monitor is EOL, and quite honestly I can't tell if it works anymore or not with Windows 8.1. Regardless, soon it will be removed since its end of life is soon upon us. What can ...
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Windows server always log in using last known good configuration

I used windows server 2003. I can fill the username and password, but after that my windows server there is no response or in other words my windows can not log in to the desktop I try used "last ...
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Windows clients similar to Samba to save local changes on remote server automatically

I'm looking for a windows client similar to Samba that can help automatically reflect the changes I make locally from my windows machine to reflect on a remote linux server(once connected to the ...
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How to restore files from the Recycle Bin when the account owning those files is inaccessible?

When I was deleting some temporary files in AppData\Local\Temp in an administrator account, I deleted some important profile files. So now when I log in to that account Windows 7 creates a temporary ...
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Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool crashes when I try to run it

I'm trying to create a bootable drive for a Win 7 x64 installation to my computer - this one that I'm using right now - because I have no CD/DVD drive(isn't working). I have donwloaded Windows 7 ...
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batch file eats cpu and RAM using only echo ^?

tldr: ran a batch file with only 1 line in it: echo ^ . This file eats 70-100% of one core and approx. 1k RAM a second...??? While answering this question, I came across some odd behavior in Windows ...
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Repair EFI Bootloader?

I'm aware there are other topics on this subject, but i've tried the fixes to no avail, hence making this post. So I had a 1TB HDD with Windows 8.1 installed along with a partition with a recovery ...
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MMO and Network Issues

My setup is follows: I have a pretty powerful laptop and my brother has a PC. I enjoy playing SWTOR on my laptop. However everytime I logon to the game server, My brother complaints about being ...
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How to restore Start menu shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts? If you need more details about how they were ...
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Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what?

I dropped a Seagate 3 tb EHD about a foot or so and now it's corrupted. Sometimes the drive shows up and sometimes it doesn't. When it does I can sometimes access the files briefly but then it seems ...
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Windows Server 2012 Desktop Virtualization Over WiFi

I want to make a system where: -A client can connect to a server -The client is given access to their own virtual desktop based on an account they log into -In this desktop everything is processed on ...
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How to set four virtual desktops in Windows 8.1 like Ubuntu?

I have started use Windows 8.1. I want to use four desktops like Ubuntu. It is possible?
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Virtual Box is causing Windows' status tray icon to inaccurately report connectivity status

I recently installed Virtual Box 4.3.10 on my Windows 7 box. Since then, the system tray's network icon appears as if I am disconnected from WiFi when I am actually connected. I was able to isolate ...
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How to type French-specific characters on a keyboard (Windows, French-Canada keyboard)

I'm learning French and it is often frustrating when I cannot find how to type a specific character when I need it. Some people cut-and-paste them from MS Word, which has an automatic ...
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Opening port 8080 on Windows firewall

I am not sure if I am just missing a trick here and it will be something rather simple, or if I am trying to do something that just isn't going to work.. Anyway, I have an asp.net site and I am using ...
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Suppressing errors from an embedded command in a batch file for loop

I have a batch file that uses the for command to parse the output from another command, but I want all errors written to STDERR to be suppressed. I have tried this: for /F "usebackq delims=" %%a in ...
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Apache 2.4 from WAMP stopped working as a service after Windows 7 update (possibly)

I had WAMP server installed on my Win 7 computer. After recent update and reboot Apache stopped working. The wampapache service was not started, when I tried to start it manually from services tool, ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote desktop substitution

Is it possible to substitute the program that Windows Server 2012 by default uses for remote desktop with another program? I need a program that can handle OpenGL, and it is my understanding that by ...
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What are system, active and boot partitions in terms of microsoft? [duplicate]

I decided to reinstall Windows, but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I appeared to doubt which partition to choose. There were System Reserved partition and partition ...
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What is MSR partition? [duplicate]

I was trying to reinstall windows but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I stumbled upon this MSR partition I knew nothing about. What is it for? Am I to delete it or leave ...
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What is System Reserved partition for? [duplicate]

As you might know, I was going to reinstall windows. But on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I faced this 100MB partition. What is it for? Should I delete it or leave it as ...
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how to customize pre login screen of window?

Please look the below screen i have to add my image when window is in pre login state . ...
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Dual Monitor Slideshows

So I have dual monitors and I'd like to run a slideshow on one window while the other stays active so I can still do stuff on it. I know that you can move the slideshow across the monitors with ...
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Magnifier appears every time I log in

Once while logging into my system, at the user selection page, from the Ease of Access button I took Magnifier. Then I logged into my admin account without closing the Magnifier. Now whenever I log ...
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How to uninstall LightScribe Control Panel?

In the notification area of my taskbar I found LightScribe Control Panel. What is it ? What does it do ? Should I have to keep it. When I tried to uninstall it, there was no such entry in the ...
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browser choice: how to safely delete it?

Windows 8.1 I use another browser and in any case browser choice can never be useful for me. I want to delete it from my PC, including the registry. Apparently it is launched by the process ...
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Enable GPU for cryptocurrency mining while running monitor off IGP?

Users in the cryptocurrency community usually solve this by either: -Using DVI-A or such to vga adaptor and make a dummy plug with resistors. However, all my hardware run with DVI-D. Vga adaptors ...
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How does performance scale in a single column 2-way mirrored storage space as more disks are added?

In Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces, there seems to be pretty solid evidence that 2-way mirrored storage spaces have performance that improves significantly as more disks are added to the pool as long as ...
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Custom PC driver installation

So I'm getting into selling custom computers running Windows 8.1. I want to have necessary drivers installed before the user boots into Windows for first setup (so after everything is installed and ...
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Windows fail , cant start computer [on hold]

I Press Alt + F4 in cmd and Mozilla FireMonky not work anymore! My pc cant start i only see message about "Windows cant find file \Windows\System32\spscsp.dll Plz help i have homework in programing ...
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics ...
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Can I change the date format only in the taskbar

Can I change the display format just for the date in the windows taskbar? I know that you can customize the format of the date in the taskbar by changing the "short date" display format in ...
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Automatic Copy to clipboard when deleting bunch of text

Since some time I noticed an irritating behaviour on my PC (Windows 7). Whenever i have a bunch of text. Want to copy part of it (to clipboard), and later select remaining text and delete it with ...
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Removing win xp after installing win 8 [duplicate]

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
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Would like to consolidate installed 'programs' on Windows 8, questions about redistributables

It seems like every other program I use uses a different compiler for the same language (I.E C++ or SQL). Are they supposed to be backwards compatible, so that theoretically I could just have ...
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Permission on NAS drive

I have a NAS drive mapped on a server. I have accidentally deleted Everyone from the permission. not cannot access the drive. Is there is any way to solve the problem?
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(x)copy a directory, not only files

I want to copy a directory to another one. Let's say we have following structure: DIR src\ FILE file DIR dest\ This copies src\file to dest\file, but I want dest\src\file. xcopy /E src ...
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Windows utility à la Android to type accented characters in capital?

As an alternative to the cumbersome ALT+(ANSI code) in Windows, Android provides a neat solution to type European accented characters in capital: The menu is displayed by long-pressing the letter. ...
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Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8? [on hold]

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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Batch file - Copying folders with percentage

I'm currently trying to create a batch file, which actually copy a folder from a server to a clients machine. And I'm playing around with batch file, using xcopy, and it gives me the percentage of ...
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how to shift all parameters in a batch

The well-know shift command can be used to shift positional parameters in batch file, BUT it does not affect the special variable %*. The shift command has no effect on the %* batch parameter. Is ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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Windows command line - accessing of remote windows server folder

I am logged in a Windows 7 and was trying to access the shared folder located in a Windows server 2008. I can successfully map the network drive with the URL: \\\ServerName\DavWWWRoot\Shared ...