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Characters Missing from files created with Windows Notepad

Plain text files that I have previously saved, and not modified or moved, using Windows Notepad, now have characters missing. The URL in each .txt file has the same characters missing, the colon and ...
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what is the process to run an exe program on windows machine from a different linux machine on the network?

Example there exist servers A and B. A is windows based and B is linux/solaris. A has custom.exe file. B has java based application.B application needs to execute (call) custom.exe without losing ...
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Remove substring from absolute path windows script

I am new to windows scripts and I have the absolute path like- /bin/debug/test/abc.xyz.dll and I want to remove the file name and get only path like output: /bin/debug/test/. How should I do that?
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Adding messages to Win7 logon screen

I am following the tutorial here in order to change to logon screen, it's working so far. However I would like a little more functionality if possible. I am able to display a title by editing the ...
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Installation Root (Cern) v6.00.02 with Cygwin

I have installed Root (Cern). Before calling "root" it is necessary starting the X server (by Cygwin, typing "startx"), to allow Root to use Windows. By "setup-x86_64.exe" I installed Cygwin ...
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How do I locate and move image files by parameters/characteristics in an automated manner?

I have received a large set of images. Some in greyscale, others in color. They are all in a mix of tiff, png, jpeg, etc... They are all in my local drive. My objective is to separate those images by ...
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How can I extract the Windows 8 OEM product key when I can't boot to Windows

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with preinstalled Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 8.1 which cannot boot now. I am able to get in recovery screen with an USB installation kit. In order to get the ...
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Standalone slideshow player application for Windows to autoplay images on a disc? [on hold]

I'm about to burn a disc of photos, a lot of them. I'd like to provide a standalone exe on a disk that when launched would play a full-screen random slideshow of the images on the disc. Recursively ...
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How to get URL of currently opend webpage of Chrome application desktop shortcut

A quick google on my need "How to get URL of currently opend webpage of Chrome application shortcut" give me nothing helpful. So how to quickly get the URL of an Chrome application desktop shortcut? ...
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Migrating Windows 8.1 from a 500GB hard disk to a 4TB hard disk

How do one migrate Windows 8.1 from a 500GB hard disk to a 4TB hard disk (or to a bigger hard disk) without having to: re-install Windows 8.1 to the 4TB hard disk re-activate Windows 8.1 buy a ...
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0x8007054f an internal error occurred trying to create file

In a scenario where a Windows domain controller was configured with Folder Redirection (for its domain users) to an existing set of folders on a Mac Server, that is/was being used by Mac domain users, ...
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Activate Office without contacting Microsoft and without Hotmail Address

I bought new tablet that was supposed to come with Microsoft Office 365 (free 1 year subscription). I'm hoping the latest Word has a number of problems fixed that I have experienced in Word 2010 and ...
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Decompress files in subfolders to the same subfolder using 7-Zip

I have a set of subfolders with .gz files buried in them. I need to decompress the files and keep the directory structure the same. I have used for /f "usebackq" %i in (`dir *.gz /s/b`) do 7za x %i ...
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Make batch file wait for service to start when restarting services

I have a batch file that frequently restarts a group of services developed in house. We are soon moving away from these to something more stable, but for the time being the services need to be ...
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Access Denied to Portable Devices and CD/DVD Drives [on hold]

My company IT department cut off access to all external devices a couple months ago for security purposes. Unfortunately I am off-site for a very extended period of time and am mostly unable to get ...
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How do I correct a video that is partially out of sync with its audio?

I recently recorded an MP4 video in which the audio is in sync for the first couple of minutes, but then abruptly falls out of sync for the remainder of the video. How can I fix the out-of-sync audio ...
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Install mysql on windows on windows 7

When I had a job, MySql was installed on the linux server and I used to connect using Xshell. Now, I want to install it on windows 7 and have a good command line interface(better than cmd). I have not ...
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svchos.exe using up almost all my available memory? (Services include wuauserv, Winmgmt, and SENS)

I am new to stackoverflow, and I seem to have a problem with my computer using over 90% of the available memory, even when only Chrome is open. Here are the symptoms: When I start my computer, it ...
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VirtualBox startup issue

Here is the full log for VirtualBox startup issue: 160c.16c4: supR3HardNtViCallWinVerifyTrustCatFile: cbHash=20 wszDigest=C75E94FF3BF78694A128A7B4083A02F169494F95 160c.16c4: ...
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Free Software Virtualization (like Evalaze) [on hold]

I'm searching for a free alternative to Evalaze. With Evalaze you can create isolated (sandboxed) "packages" of installed software. I think Sandboxie is another software like this. Is there a free ...
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Cleaning Windows folder (WinSxS & Installer folder) [duplicate]

My windows folder in my windows 8.1 operating system are very big. The 2 biggest folders are the WinSxS folder and the Installer folder. I have read several items about these folder and what they ...
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How to change permissions on a folder when the owner doesn't have read access and no one else has change permissions enabled?

So the basic scenario is this. UserA creates a folder with a few subfolders and documents. UserB comes along and changes the permissions on the folder and subfolders so he can list folder contents and ...
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Is there any Linux-only software that a budding programmer should be aware of? [on hold]

Soon, I will finish highschool, and move to a bigger city to attend college, so I will be buying a laptop PC to suit my needs. At first, I was looking for a laptop that would run Linux well ...
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Visual Studio 2013 Extension that Names Projects on the Preview on Taskbar [on hold]

I'm looking for an extension I had in an old job, what it does (amongst other things I'm sure) is when you hover over the windows taskbar and get the preview window it will show you the project name ...
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How can I Compare Local Group Policies between Window Servers

I am working on installing a business application. I have it working on an "open" test server. I can't seem to get it working on a "hardened" production server. Without worrying about the details of ...
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Lost all data after compressing disk. Now what?

In an attempt to solve an inherent Windows problem, I tried to compress my main partition (using windows own compressing option), like in the figure below, and then, when I reboot it says "Bootmgr is ...
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What is the difference between REN and RENAME?

I typed help into cmd and the following lines were part of the output: REN Renames a file or files. RENAME Renames a file or files. Next I typed help ren and help rename and got ...
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Login as Administrator on Windows OEM installation

I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an used laptop I'm about to sell. The laptop needs to have a few drivers installed to work properly, but I don't want to create any user account on it. I ...
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Computers in wifi are disconnecting frequently ?

My computers are getting disconnected frequently in wifi network . Here is the detailed information. Please suggest. PrintWindows Network Diagnostics Publisher details Issues found ...
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Batch- file to move all files from one location to another in windows?

what I'm after is a batch file that will move all files from one folder to another, with the view eto schedule this as a task to run twice daily. I know the whole move command etc but appears to be ...
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Is it possible to disable windows network bridge remotely?

I have a virtual server with Windows Server 2012 system and a Debian Linux in VirtualBox within it. I accidentally set a network bridge between the internet connection and the VirtualBox host-only ...
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Unable to load a required virtual machine component and it's not KB3045999 fault

This is known issue that is caused by KB3045999: The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more ...
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Tell Task Scheduler how to end a task

I start a program A using Windows Task Scheduler. That program starts instances of another program B. The task is started on Windows startup and runs even if no user is logged on. When I terminate ...
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vmware 11 wont install

I've clean installed Windows 10 Technical Pro insider preview build 10074, 64 bit Tried installing VMWare 11 and get the error; Error: This product can only be install on 64bit Windows 7 or newer ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 from DVD without loosing data

Currently I am using Windows 8. I've got a DVD of windows 8.1. I want to install it without loosing any installed software. How can I do it??
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Time tracking utility with activity levels and screenshots. Not web [on hold]

I need time tracking utility with periodic screenshots and user activity level (mouse and keyboard), but I don’t want it to upload this data on server. I want it to be just a desktop application, that ...
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Infected usb devices disabling programs? [duplicate]

My laptop has had some weird problems in the past couple of days. YouTube, Websites using Shockwave, Spotify, and Windows Media Player, along with some other programs. The actual issue is that YouTube ...
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Making a magnitude legend via GMT

I'm using GMT(Generic maping tools)and I'm making a map of the seismicity of my area. I'm using psxy to show the seismic points but I can't figure out how to make a legend for the magnitude. I am ...
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Can I delete (apparently) redundant elements between my two Windows PATH variables?

For some reason--and I'm not sure if this is standard on Windows--I've got 2 PATH variables in my Windows System settings under Environment Variables. Can I delete from one of them anything that ...
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Visual Studio 2013 doesn't display font correctly

I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 on my computer, and I'm also using Visual Studio 2013 Premium. For some reason, VS won't display/render the font that I want to use correctly. I'm trying to use ...
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Virtual Boxes, Linux hosts, Windows guests, Shared folders and Recycle bins

Basically what I am looking for is a way for sharing folders between my Debian Jessie host and Windows 7 guest without the fear that I accidentally delete files under Windows and have no (convenient) ...
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Certain Windows 8.1 desktop apps will not start

I'm using a 64-bit Acer laptop running Windows 8.1. When I try to start certain desktop apps, I get the error message (translated:) This application could not be started because the Side-by-Side ...
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Error calling .vbs from .bat

I am currently trying to call a .vbs file from a batch file and it keeps giving me an error. This is my batch file: @ECHO ON cscript "C:\Users\Alex.Newton\Desktop\VBScripts\First scripts\This is my ...
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Cannot redirect .exe output to file

I'm trying to capture a program's output and then write it to a file. Running MyFile.exe -args > foo.txt gives an empty file. The same goes for MyFile.exe -args > foo.txt 2>&1. If I run ...
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Windows 7 warns me from opening my own shortcuts from the toolbar

I have had this problem before, but I was able to hide the warning by creating the shortcut on my desktop first, and then moving it into the toolbar, but now after installing a mandatory IE11 for ...
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Is typing %^ into cmd.exe a Windows easter egg?

I randomly typed %^ in cmd and it said More? When I pressed enter it gave the same response. What is this?
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Clear File Explorer settings (position, size etc.)

Is it possible to clear the Windows File Explorer position, preferences, size etc. to the default settings?
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Associate all nameless file with notepad

I've got lot of files that don't have a file name, begins with . and just have only an extension. Is it possible to set a default program for all of them so I don't have to set it each-time
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Total commander branch view - weird behaviour?

I have the Total Commander 8.51 64 bit version I have also installed "Context menu resizer for windows" As you can see here - after selecting multiple siblings images - I still can resize them: ...
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curl capturing http status and timing the request

I have a loop in wich I check urls from file one-by-one and want to get the status header and the execution time of every request as result. I have two curl commands: This one outputs the header ...