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Why is the USER = N/A and what does event 4689 means?

Why user = n/a? what is 4689? and why I only get the logoff event but not logon event? Log Name: Security Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing Event ID: 4689 Task ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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How to display pictures from shared OneDrive folder on the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I would like one machine to show a photo slide show on the lock screen, with photos belonging to another Microsoft account. I have shared the "Camera Roll" album from the photo producers account to ...
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Launching Google Chrome 38 in background using node and socket-io

I need to launch google chrome in the background using service that will be using AD user. Windows service is running node.js and i'm launching Chrome by request via Socket-io. Chrome should open ...
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Add Windows Server 2012 R2 to Grub2 boot-loader

Short version: I have Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my hard disk. I use grub2 as my boot-loader, so when I start up I can choose between operating systems. The ...
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Couldn't load setup.exe in BIOS

I want to change my notebook OS. But, in BIOS notebook couldn't detect the USB Flash and/or CD/DVD Optical drives. How to determine and solve the main problem? P.S: In normal mode I can run the ...
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What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
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Remove the last 15 characters from multiple filenames using batch

I drawing files that i need to remove the last 15 characters. The last 15 digits vary throughout the files. I want to be able to run the '.bat' file from the same directory containing the '.pdf' files ...
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Windows search for files containing a word near phrase

Is there a way in Windows 7 search to find files containing a word near a phrase similar to Google's AROUND() operator. For example, I would like to find files (word, pdf) containing the word "table" ...
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How to bulk extract personal certificates on Windows?

We are upgrading computers to Win7 and I've found a computer with 300+ personal certificates and we need to save all of them. Is there a way to bulk export them?
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If I begin a mass file deletion on a network share folder, what is the load on my local PC and what is the load on the network share PC/device?

All questions are based on Windows 7 64-bit PCs and/or a Synology NAS. I'm going through an aging file server and cleaning up thousands of old documents including e-mails and attachments and tons of ...
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My hdd doesn't show up in windows explorer

I have a HDD with a linux installation (ubuntu). I simply plugged it into my windows machine and foolishly expected it to show up in windows explorer. It didn't show up. I started the command prompt ...
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When deleting and reinstalling Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, should I delete the SYSTEM partition?

I currently have a scenario where I use Linux (Ubuntu) actively, but need Windows to do CAD and ECAD. Windows picked up a virus, so I'm wiping out my current Windows 7 installation, and reinstalling ...
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How can I cancel opening a folder in Windows Explorer?

I am forced to use a Windows machine for some parts of my job, but I am not a Windows guy, so there may be some obvious solution to this that I am missing. Sometimes, when I am browsing files in ...
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windows equalizer software for the system audio output

I need to manage the equalization of the system audio output, Is there some windows equalizer software that manages the system audio output?
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Firefox — How to open a link (to any text-based file) in Vim?

Rather often, I see web pages with links to files that I want to open directly in gVim (when browsing with Firefox on Windows). Chrome-specific answer — also good to have. Attempting to get this ...
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Is it possible to simulate a SSHD

Is it possible to simulate a SSHD by using an existing HDD, a small SSD, and some disk caching software. Most caching software (Intel SRT, Nvelo's Dataplex, etc) seems hardware dependent, and the ...
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How do I copy a column of numbers to another column while excluding cells with zero or blank?

I have a column containing zeros, blanks, and numbers greater than zero. I want to copy just the cells containing numbers greater than zero to another column of contiguous cells (no placeholder cells ...
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How to clear content of a lot of text files fast under Windows

I have folder with logs. This folder contains a lot of log files. I cannot delete these files because server keep it. But I can remove content of every file. It is very annoying to open each file and ...
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Why Explorer.exe connects to 95.101.34.74 (an ip belonging to Akamai Technologies)?

Looking at resource monitor, i saw a strange thing: the process explorer.exe was connecting to the ip address of Akamai Technologies (95.101.34.74). Is this normal?
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Windows 7 and 8/Mac OS X 10.8-10.10 Active Desktop replica

I would like to ask you if you have any idea of a simple application that can replace my desktop image(picture) with a URL source. Any additional options are welcome aboard. It doesn't necessarily ...
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DNS Servers Between Two OS

Trying to sync DNS Servers between a Linux server and a Windwos server. Anyone have an idea how to sync an UBUNTU DNS Server with a Windows 2012 R2 DNS Server?
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my hard disk works very slow

I have a Seagate 500 GB Hard disk which was working fine for a year. The Hard disk is powered by USB cable. It had 120 GB memory of free space. Now when I connect my HD, my windows keeps loading it ...
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Home server software [on hold]

I have a computer that runs pretty much always. It runs windows 8.1 and due to being a gaming computer, is powerful enough to handle server operations. I would like to run a server software on it to ...
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Windows xp hangs with dim splash screen on setup's first boot

I'm Installing windows xp in my Desktop, and after first setup boot (which is comes next to "formatting disk", "copying files"), the windows xp splash screen hangs and its very Dim. I had never face ...
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Simple way to wipe a partition in Windows

Is there some simple way to wipe a partition in Windows 8? I don't need military-grade security, but basic undelete tools should be unable to recover the data, so simply "overwriting everything once" ...
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How can I catch a HTML/Iframe.B.Gen virus on windows 8.1?

Do I have to click ok on a dialog box (e.g. "Download this") or can it infect the computer without any action on my part (other than, say, visiting a site that has been hacked)? Will being a non ...
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How can I resume a broken SFTP download in Window 7 console?

In my Windows 7 console, I can download file from SFTP with the command d://putty//pscp -P 22 root@serverip:/root/movie c://movie How can I resume a broken download in Window 7 cmd console when ...
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How to use powershell command in cmd pipe?

I want to use powershell's 'replace' in some long cmd.exe pipeline; how can I redirect from cmd to powershell input? The line below doesn't work, gives empty output: c:\>(echo foo && echo ...
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How can i upgrade windows in dual boot?

I have dual boot win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. I want to install windows 8.1 alongside with ubuntu. The question is simple. If i install 8.1 over 7, will there be a problem with the dual boot?
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Windows batch equivalent of bash's set -e

Is there a Windows batch equivalent to bash's set -e, which causes the shell to exit immediately if a command fails with nonzero exit status (except in places where it's expected like in an if ...
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Why do IPSec VPN Compression and Windows Remote Desktop not work together?

I just discovered a strange problem. I connect to a remote network via VPN. Within this VPN is a separate Microsoft Small Business Server (which does not provide the VPN, another device does this). So ...
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Ways to purge data on restart, shutdown, and logoff

What ways can do such thing as reverting(quickly) a pc's state back to an image on logoff, shutdown and restart. Those pc's(runs windows 7) that I talked about are connected to a server. Students ...
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What's the shortcut key or setting to not have Chrome's magnifying glass from appearing by default when opening inspector

When I open the element inspector on chrome (CMD+Shift+C) the magnifying glass automatically is selected. Is there a setting to keep it off unless clicked or keyboard shortcut to turn it off? Just ...
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Hide cmd.exe Process When Running Batch Script

I have a batch script that I am running hidden by executing it with a vbs. This is great, because it completely hides the cmd window. However, if I look in the Windows Task Manager I can still see ...
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Can rundll32.exe be used to launch an executable?

I'm trying to launch one executable using a second executable such as rundll32.exe. I'd like the launched executable to run in the same integrity level as the one launching it, and be able to access ...
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windows 7 booting from wrong drive. How to move the bootloader?

I had windows 7 installed on an old dying harddrive. I did a fresh install onto a new one, but it only boots from the old hard drive. theres two "Windows 7" on the list. How do i move the bootloader ...
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Finding space used on windows NTFS mounts

I have a few windows servers that I am interested in determining how much space is being used. If a drive is mounted as a drive letter, this is pretty easy. But in several cases I see volumes that ...
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Keeping Partitions when formatting a hard drive

Will doing a fresh install of windows 8 format all of the partitions on the drive or can i save particular partitions i do not wish to be touched during formatting procedure
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Alt-X ignored on laptop keyboard in Windows 8.1, but normal with external keyboard

I just got a new computer with Windows 8.1. Whenever I need to type Alt-X or Alt-Shift-X in some applications, nothing happens. It seems that it is intercepted, but nothing visible is triggered. ...
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Synaptics touchpad settings won't apply/save

I just installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and I'm going through the usual driver issues. I had this problem on Windows 8 as well, and I can't remember what I did to fix it. When I attempt ...
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What are the other uses of Hard Links , Junction Points , Symbolic Links

There are many answers on why Hard Links, Junction Points & Symbolic Links are useful. I understand Junction Points are supported Vista onwards and described as Directory Hardlinks (even though ...
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Windows creates invalid shortcuts

I have my OS - windows 8.1 installed on C:, but every application is installed on D:. When I install application and shortcut is created, shortcut Start in field is set to D:\Programs... and this is ...
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Changing the login screen language on Windows 8.1 (registry)

I'm looking for a way to change the login screen language on Windows 8.1 through the registry. I only need to change that one, not the whole windows language. I'm talking about this screen: I ...
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How to convert Japanese characters into roman characters when you accidentally type an English word with Japanese input turned on (on Windows)

In windows I often find myself trying to write an English word, but with the Japanese Input method selected (unintentionally). So what I get is something like this えぁmpれ. At the moment, I just press ...
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IDM not able to download .dmg file

I am trying to download .dmg extension file with Internet Download Manager v. 6.07 on windows 7. At the time i start the download, extension is .dmg but after getting download it changes to .bz2 . ...
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Delete AD User and its associated folders using Powershell script

Is it possible to delete an AD User and its associated folders? The folder structure is: D:\Users\Profiles D:\Users\Redirect D:\Users\Data I am trying to use the following script which deletes ...
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Upgrade version of Windows 7 without anytime upgrade key

I recently did a clean install of Windows 7 on my machine. My key is for Windows 7 Professional, but I mistakenly installed Home Premium onto the machine. I've spent a day installing my various bits ...
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How to add two IP addresses to an interface through batch file

I have assigned a IP address to my LAN interface through I tried this netsh int ip set address "LAN" static 192.168.0.99 255.255.255.0 192.168.0.1 now I want to add 192.168.4.20 with gateway ...
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Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?

Where can I find the file history window in Windows 7?