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How to Use Different Size Drives as a Single Volume Mounted in Windows via Samba Share

I have a Linux server with four 2 TB drives in a RAID arrangement. This array is then added to a Volume Group and a Logical Volume is created from it. This Logical Volume is shared out to a Windows ...
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Looking for 64-bit msysgit

My git operations are failing when they hit the 4GB limit memory limit for 32-bit processes. E:\source>file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe" C:\Program Files (x86)\Git\bin\git.exe; PE32 ...
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How do I securely mount a remote filesystem on Windows?

I have a NAS server running Linux, and I want to add it as a network location on my Windows PC. Additionally, I want the connection between my Windows PC and NAS box to be secure (e.g. encrypted). ...
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Windows 8.1 VS Windows 7: which is the better Microsoft OS to be run on a MacBook? [on hold]

I have got a MacBook Pro 15" late 2011, and I need to use MS Windows on top of it. I cannot virtualize it because I want to exploit as much as possible all the computational resources. So I'm not ...
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Windows 8.1 Installation: device removal and restart

I'm doing a windows 8.1 clean installation. It was purchased as download from the Microsoft Store and written to and booted from a USB flash drive. The installation creates hard drive partitions, ...
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copying files from one server to another windows

I have a script where I login to a windows 7 machine(Let's call it A) using SSH. In my SSH session, I am trying to copy files from a share(Let's call it B) to A. I've used cygwin on machine A for ssh ...
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Mysql won't show my databases (MYSQL-WIN7)

I create a database using workbench and don't find this database at ODBC list, I'm able to see only information_schema database. I tried to restart my machine but don't solve the issue. Could you ...
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Microsoft Windows Text to Speech trouble

So there are a number of related questions out there, but I'm hoping for a bit of clarity, as well as a resolution. So im trying to use the Text to Speech engine in System.Speech in a WPF application. ...
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How to boot Solaris from network (using Windows 7)

Currently I have a single Board Computer: Themis USPIIe-USB™ 6U VMEbus computer board based on the Sun® Microsystems 550-MHz and 650-MHz 64-bit UltraSPARC® processors. Currently it boots from an ...
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How can I use 'git add' command on a file whose path includes a directory with spaces

I'm trying to use Git Add command to stage a couple of files for committing later. However, I can't seem to add it because Git bash doesn't like a directory with spaces in it. How can get around this ...
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Turn ON display with a batch or powershell

We have a computer connected to a large vizio flat screen that displays secure information and it is always on. I have a script running with task scheduler to shut off only the display at a certain ...
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Prompt for boot order

I have an HDD lying around, and I would like to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on it and run it off USB. Is there a way for my HP Envy laptop to prompt at boot if I would like to boot from USB ...
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Windows 8: recovering a saved auto-login password (netplwiz)

A couple of months ago, I've installed Windows 8 on a laptop of my mom. I created a Microsoft account for her, and used some tutorial to enable auto-login with netplwiz, so she won't have to enter the ...
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Which Window privilege is needed for the `runas` command?

I have a local Windows account and I want to make it impossible to login to the machine as this user – both locally and using remote desktop. Now I have set these two "deny" privileges for the ...
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How do I free up space on my C: drive?

SpaceSniffer shows me this picture of the space being used on my C: drive. I want to delete some things to free up space. Looking at this report, what of that should I be considering deleting? ...
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A particular app (Visual Studio 2013) has lost write access to particular directories

I'm a software developer working in a large corporate environment that uses roaming profiles accross the network so my profile directory is stored on a network location: \\nas\home$\username and ...
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How to download files with time-based bandwidth limitations?

I have huge files (15 Gb) to download from a provider which asks me to not download these files during buisness hours. I've tried using FlashGet, or Free Download Manager, but I can't schedule ...
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Curl globbing (asterisk expansion) on windows

On windows, in git bash (but in system console too, I think) Why curl ignores all my attempts to disable globbing and expands asterisk? $ GLOBIGNORE="*"; set -f; curl --noproxy "*" ...
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How to Paste raw text from clipboard to Windows Explorer

I have some text I want to copy, for example from an office document, from a mail document or anything else, into the windows explorer (the browser) without formatting. I have tried to paste the ...
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Windows explorer crashes & restarts when I try to open a video file in Windows 8.1

My Dell Laptop XPS has Windows 8.1 as its OS. Whenever I open Windows Explorer and try to open a Quicktime Player file or an MP4 file, Windows explorer crashes, BSOD appears for a few seconds and then ...
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How can I capture the hardware configuration of all systems in a network [on hold]

How can I capture the hardware configuration of all systems in a network, using script? Is it possible?
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Error of initialization of IIS 7

My Windows Server is in Portuguese Brazil. Sorry , I'm not fluent English. After an upgrade my Windows Server 2008 R2 spent facing problems with IIS (version 7 ) . Whenever I try to start the IIS ...
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“Application Window” like Window Management for Windows

Is the an expose like system that acts like Mac's but is for windows? For example mac has Application Window which displays the current windows for the application. Please refer me to a different ...
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The requested system device cannot be found

I dual boot windows 8.1 and arch linux. And evety time I boot windows, I have to run ntfsfix on arch linux after that on any drive to be able to mount it (on arch). Accidently I ran it on my windows ...
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Smart card setup - Gemalto Cryptoflex 64K V2c

I have recently acquired a few Gemalto Cryptoflexes (as above) and I'm trying to get them to work for smart card login. The card has a minidriver which is ActivIdentity Mini Driver (Gemalto ...
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Remote controlling an Intel NUC

I've recently got the Intel NUC N2820 kit, with a Core Celeron SoC - So no vPro here. I connected it to my TV initially to install Windows 10 on it, and after everything was set up (including checking ...
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Write specific text a .txt file with Batch script

I have a script that install several programs. I would like to write a series of batch scripts to log these installs. I was hoping to find a command that would allow me to select this text file ...
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Do no pop up spam message notifications in Thunderbird on Windows

In Windows 8 I don't mind the pop up notifications of new email messages, but I wish it would not do it for messages that it flags as * * * SPAM * * *. Is it possible to leave this enabled for ...
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How do I get IE to prompt before opening a pdf file?

When clicking on a link to a pdf file, Internet Explorer simply opens it in Adobe Reader. How do I make it ask for confirmation first?
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Is there any way to edit the dconf settings of GTK on a WindowsNT Install?

I am trying to help the OP of this question: http://stackoverflow.com/q/28157314/1695680 And I suspect their gtk install has some default settings that are undesirable. On Linux I believe these ...
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Windows 8 is blocking port 25 [on hold]

I have 3 computers at home: two with Windows 8 and one with Windows 7. Both W8 computers are blocking port 25. I'm trying telnet [server] 25 and I can't reach it. W7 works OK so it's not an ISP ...
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Recent Windows Update causing Admin issues in Windows 7

After a recent Windows Update in December 2014 or January 2015, I now have to run a lot of programs as Administrator in order to avoid access/security errors. I'm not sure why, as I'm a local ...
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windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow

I have being doing some research on Google but I cannot find what is the windows registry to manage Enable pointer shadow. I need to find it to do a global update for my citrix gold image.
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Translate ssh tunneling command to Bitvise settings

With the help of an expert, I have set up a ssh tunnel. The sever side is all set up (I own the sever), and I can use the following command the set up the client side (on Mac/Linux): ssh -f ...
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Sonicwall Netextender - I have no idea what to do with this prompt

I've been using SonicWALL NetExtender to connect to a server and it's been working for a while, but when I started my pc today it came up with this prompt: I thought that I had to change the VPN ...
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How to reinstall Chrome on Windows [on hold]

Looks to me that the only way to reinstall chrome on windows is to uninstall it and reintall it manually. Is there an easier way to do it?
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Dual booting Error of Windows 8.1 and Windows server 2008R2

I have pre-loaded Windows 8.1 OS (Genuine) in my laptop. There was only 2 Partitions (C & D) in it. Windows 8.1 is in C drive. Now I wanna install Windows Server 2008 R2 in separate partition. So ...
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How to stop Windows 10 build 9926 from installing

I'm on a brand new Dell XPS 15 and the new Technical Preview build 9926 is completely unusable. It's not compatible with my intel and Nvdia drivers and most of the time I get stuck on a black screen ...
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Media server with authentication and on the fly transcode [on hold]

I want a home video server which would allow me to stream videos from my PC to my Android device on the fly. These are the requirements: Free Supports authentication (I don't want anyone on the ...
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Writing a batch script to swith between connecting through a proxy server or not

When at work I have to connect to a proxy server and at home there is no server, so every morning I have to go through the fairly tedious routine of ticking the box in Control panel --> Configure ...
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Copying and deleting time lengths different for same file size

It took about 40 minutes to transfer a 90GB folder from my desktop to my external HDD. Why does it take over 3 hours to delete that same 90GB folder from my desktop? I understand that the file ops are ...
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Automatic usage of Upload bandwidth. How to prevent this?

My network usage is tremendously increasing from the last couple of days. My upload bandwidth increases everyday. After turning on the computer in the morning and within the next one hour, upload ...
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How do I keep folder integrity when compressing files in different folders

I have a batch file that runs on our dedicated servers every day and compresses the files. Here is a piece of the batch file: %SUBDIR%7z a -tzip %fullname% %datapath%\*.txt >>%LOGFILE% ...
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Windows 8.1 folder selection dialog missing My Computer and sub-items

I've noticed that on many different applications (everything from Picasa backup to the Elder Scrolls Online installer), the standard folder selection dialog on my Windows 8.1 x64 system does not offer ...
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Force javascript to use a non-default sound device

I'm trying to force a single page that's playing audio through javascript to use a different soundcard from the rest of the browser(from the rest of the system actually). My current understanding is ...
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What's the difference between PCL6, PS, PPD, and XPS printer drivers? Which one's the best? [on hold]

I'm installing drivers for a network printer, and during the installation process, I'm presented with these options: There was also a driver package I could have downloaded from the manufacturer's ...
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Will a large block size affect speed noticeably? [on hold]

I've seen discussions about it being fine to have a large block size on drives where large files will be stored because not much space will be wasted. But will it also help to speed up reading? I'm ...
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Suggest a dictionary application, keyboard controlled and easy to use [on hold]

I'd like to find a small dictionary or translation app for Windows that would be able to do the following: Usually stay out of sight, by being an icon in the notification area or something like ...
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In Windows, what is a built-in way to make drag-and-drop more difficult to occur accidentally?

Is there a "native" Windows way to prevent users from accidentally moving folders and files due to accidental "drag-and-drop"? Because of the default of a 4-pixel movement needed to trigger a ...
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How to prepare Laptop (or other device) for a mobile hotspot to save data

I want to browse the internet with my laptop over my mobile data plan using a mobile Wi-Fi- or USB hotspot. My data plan is limited to a certain amount of data and I don't want to spend that on ...