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How to show “Run as different user” on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1?

Is it possible to show the "Run as different user" option for applications on Start in Windows 8.1 Update 1? I have enabled Show "Run as different user" command on Start user policy but to no avail. ...
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Windows: Is there any way to disable UI resizing?

I'm on Windows. As I always insist on the default appearances of GUI, I want to prevent accidental resizing (e.g. window resizing, column resizing). Any way to disable resizing (like they are locked)? ...
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How to start a program when another one is started

I want a program to start each time another one is starting. Here's an example: Each time I start Google Chrome, I would like iTunes to start at the same time. Also, I want it to start when I click ...
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Google Chrome and Helvetica font issues?

Recently I purchased the entire Helvetica and Helvetica Neue font family, however, once installed my web browsing design changed significantly. It's even doing it on this page: I've done a little ...
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Disconnect a Terminal Server session… is it even possible?

I am trying to disconnect a remote terminal server session. I wonder if I even have the administrative privileges to do so. Using this description: ...
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Is it safe to manually manipulate contents of $RECYCLE.BIN

I was wondering if anybody knows whether it is safe to manually delete or move files found in LETTER:\$RECYCLE.BIN folders? If a file is placed into the recycle bin and then I manually move it from ...
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Driver “Policies” Tab not showing in Windows

I have a Marvell driver that in earlier versions of Windows it showed a "Policies" tab in the Properties of it in the Device Manager, but not anymore in Windows 8/8.1. It is something like this: ...
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Skype calls not resolved

I'm facing the following problem with skype : despite being online, seeing my contacts online and being able to chat with them, I can't call them and they can't call me either. When someone tries, it ...
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Is there any way to do UHD ( 3840x2160 ) at 60Hz on a motherboard with only PCIe 2?

I'm on a semi-high end workstation whose motherboard from what I can tell only has PCIe 2 support/slots. It has a "1 PCIe x16 (x8 routing)(under 25W only)" slot, but I have a power supply w/ the cable ...
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Installation order: Drivers before updates or the other way around? [on hold]

I have a question concerning the order of operations done after a clean install. Basically my question is this: Which of the following things should I install first: drivers (FYI I will be installing ...
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Boot the PC directlly into WindowsRecovery environment?

I know the way to restart the PC to boot directlly into "Safe Mode" using bcdedit command like this: bcdedit.exe /set {current} safeboot minimal But there is a way (using bcdedit or don't) to ...
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DFS Folder Target Selection Process

I have DFS running 1 DFS Namespace with 2 folder targets for that share, both on the same site. I map a drive to the DFS Namespace. How does the client (or server) determine which folder target is ...
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How do I run a JAR file without installing Java?

My question may seem odd but this is indeed what I need to do. For the first in the last (maybe) 10 years I have to run a JAR file in my computer. But I don't want to install 'the Java' (and all those ...
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Setting the default left-click action on a specific shortcut to “Open” or “Run as administrator”

I have two separate machines (running Windows Server 20008 R2), which both have the same application installed on them (in this case SQL Server Management Studio). If I right-click on the Start menu ...
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Windows Hard Drive swap [duplicate]

I am going to be moving a HDD from one computer to another identical one. Can I just switch out the hard drives, or will I have to dd the old one onto the one that is already in there?
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Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful?

Currently my system runs on Windows 7. Recently I tried to install(upgrade to 8 from 7) Windows 8 twice and failed. The installation worked fine for almost the end. The installation procedure ...
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Chrome seems to lock up Windows

For weeks now, every other day, my desktop running Windows 7 locks up and requires hitting the Reset button. I notice that it's always while Chrome is running, and apparently always when there's a ...
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.NET 4.5 for Windows Embedded POSReady 2009

Is it possible to install .NET 4.5 on Windows Embedded POSReady 2009? Essentially I would like to run WPF 4.5 applications. I cannot find anything online, but as far as I understand POSReady 2009 ...
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Allow terminal servers users to search within file contents

Ok, so we have this customer who wants to search within .docx and .doc files. They work on three Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop servers and all the .doc and .docx files are stored on a seperate fileserver. ...
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Why does ffprobe report an incorrect number of frames?

I have a small video file which ffprobe describes as:- Input #0, avi, from 'sample.avi': Metadata: encoder : Lavf55.12.100 Duration: 00:00:35.00, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 546 kb/s Stream #0:0: ...
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Windows 7 taking too much time for shutting down?

I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 installed in it. My PC has a Pentium dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Both OS are working without any problems. But when it comes to the case of shut ...
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Reset Internet Proxy Remembered Account on Windows

When you go to internet across a proxy server, windows ask you for your username and password and you can tell it that remeber that account and password forever. My problem is that I need to change ...
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Windows 8 installation on VHD

This tutorial is exactly what im trying to accomplish: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-to-use-a-vhd-to-dual-boot-windows-8-on-a-windows-7-pc_p3/4847 to install windows 8 on a VHD. I created the VHD ...
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Windows conncetions to ISP provider [on hold]

Could anybody provide a bit more information as to why Windows (8.1 Home's explorer process) would need a direct connection to one of my ISP provider's machines? I asked the provider for help but all ...
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Cannot shrink C: Partition beyond 297 MB

What I am trying to accomplish is to shrink my C drive by 50 GB and make that 50 GB into a new partition to install windows 8 on. In Disk Management it shows I have Disk 0 with 4 partitions : ...
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Not properly functioning virtual 7.1

I recently bought a F.R.E.Q. 7 headset by Mad Catz, and I have quite a problem with its virtual 7.1. I found out about it after I installed the drivers and tried to use the 7.1. It worked, however it ...
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Keep laptop screen turned off even if keys are pressed

Is there any way to keep a laptop screen turned off even if some key is pressed? Sometimes you may need to fast-forward or rewind a sound clip, but do not want the screen to come back on. Is it ...
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Cannot delete user profile created on Windows Server 2008

I created an account on Windows Server. But the problem comes when i want to delete the user profile. I have tried deleting it from Control Panel -> Advanced Settings -> Users -> Delete the profile. ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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Upload the whole directory with ftp from command line [duplicate]

I've got this .bat file: ftp -s:commands.txt commands.txt: open www.domain.nl username password cd path/to/upload/to/ prompt how can I now upload the folder where I ran the .bat to the server? ...
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installing a “sample” windows installation, and cloning it for other computers different specifications

From time to time, I have to format / upgrade office computers. Is it possible to like install a sample Windows installation, and then somehow clone it over to other computers? Note that not all ...
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Create XLS or CSV from file names in folder on Windows?

I have a few hundred files in a folder on a Windows 7 machine. Is there a way to generate an XLS, or CSV file from the file names in the folder? A text file is fine as well; Just looking for any ...
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Is it possible to update third party software using Microsoft Windows Server Update Services

I am investigating Windows Server Update Service (WSUS) and the list of software to update looks pretty fixed. Is it possible to add in third party software to the list? If not, what are the ...
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Digital Signboard: Windows Embedded 8.1 vs Windows 8.1 [on hold]

We are redeveloping a digital signboard application using Microsoft technologies (previously it was developed and used on Linux). We have decided that Windows Presentation Foundation is the most ...
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Windows 8 Ip-Redirection/forward

The problem has been described before: How to make calls to ip x.x.x.x actually go to y.y.y.y using only tools provided by windows 8? Edit1: neither of ips, destination and source, are localhost!
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How to remove an install program from Windows lauched for each start?

I'm facing a strange problem about Windows Server. I installed SharePoint Server on my Windows Server Instance (it works well) During the install step, the prerequisiteinstaller.exe install some ...
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Checking if VPN is working correctly

How to make sure, that all traffic (e.g. from web browser) is passing through VPN and no data is leaking through normal internet interface? Or how to check, what interface (VPN or other) is used by ...
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robocopy using parent folder name

I have a small batch file that uses robocopy to backup a folder. The intended action is for it to copy C:/users/public/ into D:/Backups/YYYY-MM-DDTHHMM/ At present, it copies the files into a folder, ...
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Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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Open files without extensions in PDF viewer per default [duplicate]

For some reason (backup system, different story) I have a bunch of PDF files without a file name extension. It is possible to configuere my PDF viewer as the default application for files without ...
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Windows command-line: Fastest way to disable internet (keeping LAN)?

Split question: this other one here is for Linux. I think the easiest way to deactivate internet (not LAN) in Windows command-line is to remove the default gateway, so, assuming LAN is ...
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Prevent Power Users install or uninstall softwares in Windows 7

Does anyone know if it's possible to create a user account on windows 7 with custom installation/uninstallation permissions. We have an application that requires the user to be set to Power User / ...
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Unable to change Windows Firewall settings

I am unable to access the settings for Windows Firewall on my Windows 7 32-bit computer. I go to System and Security (Start > Control Panel > System and Security) and click on Windows Firewall, but ...
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Trouble with installing Ubuntu in HP ProBook 4530s

I installed many times Ubuntu in my ProBook 4530s along with Windows 8.1 but I can't boot that when I start the system, and also I fully installed the Ubuntu on my pc. But when the installation got ...
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What is a good combination of apps to edit a text/word-document across phone, tablet and desktop with intermittent Internet access? [on hold]

I've got Windows and Android devices, and I'd like to be able to sync a text or Word document across all devices. As far as I'm aware, Drop box for Android only allows you pull a document. It ...
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When does Remote desktop clip board gets transfers to the RDP origin machine during the copy or paste?

During the RDP session from client A to server B, when one clicks copy on server B to transfer some text via shared clipboard to A,when does the clipboard actually being transferred to A, is it right ...
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How can I move a huge directory with MILLIONS of files?

I have a client that knows nothing about computers, and did a format and reinstall from the recovery partition of his old AMD Athlon II X4 desktop running Windows 7. This was his primary business ...
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Ghost shared folder

I created a share folder on my HTPC: \\\htpc\movies. This is under Windows 8. It worked fine from my other computer (Windows 7). However, I decided to stop sharing that folder. So I completely deleted ...
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TightVNC extremely low framerate over 200 megabit network

I'm trying to use TightVNC to remotely control a virtual machine over LAN. The problem is, the frame-rate I'm getting is awful. I'm getting around one frame per second. It surprises me that I would ...
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AppLocker and UAC on windows 8.1

Using the feature:"Local Security Policy-> Application Control Policies->AppLocker->Executable Rules->Create default Rules" will create a rule: Allow BUILTIN\Administrators All Files On Windows7 ...