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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.com 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 http://superuser.com/a/854434, ...
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Changing Windows account as Administrator has side effects, how to roll back? (enterprise/domain)

I recently got a new job in a big company. They gave me a computer, configured to work on the company domain. (Windows 7) I had two accounts, the computer account as Administrator (local account) and ...
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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 / switching users on 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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Which is more secure, legacy RDP encryption or SSL?

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 ...
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Fixing windows that cannot start

My windows cannot start. I want to fix that by just "upgrading". That way I can keep all my program or settings. the thing is to upgrade windows I need to start windows. So it's catch 2-2 Is there a ...
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Boot issues - Windows 8.1 + Samsung 850 Pro SSD

I have an Asus N56VZ and couple of months back I installed the Samsung SSD. All was good until last night when I was shown the "Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected ...
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Windows not using manually set IP Address

Recently my windows machine that has been working without a problem for over a year decided to start using a dynamic IP address instead of the static one I manually configured it to use. The only ...
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If I want to change the binaries of a Windows Service, do I need to reinstall it, or can I just restart it?

I will occasionally need to update a service on a Windows machine. I currently have admin access, but wont in the future. I've done some quick testing and found that it still manages to work if I just ...
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How do I get Windows to let me be on a wireless (DHCP) AND wired (static IP) network?

I'm trying to generate Ethernet packets to an external device with MATLAB. Right now, if I connect my computer to my external device and set my static IP to talk to the external device, my wireless ...
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Windows 7 logs in and then logs out immediately (admin account)

My system is Windows 7 and every time i try to log into the administrator account, it displays welcome, and then it automatically logs me off. I can log into the local user account though. Can anyone ...
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Pretend file on disk exists for old program

I have an old program that requires its input to be files on disk. The format of said files are space wasting plain ascii, and large. For both performance and storage management I keep the files ...
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Xcopy or Robocopy Only files that have a certain date on the destination file

I'm trying to restore files that have been encrypted by cryptowall. I have the files copied onto an external drive that I'd like to copy over the destination files on the data drive. I know exactly ...