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Navigate to the biggest directory in a directory in windows cmd

I am inside a directory which contains two directories - "games" and "music" and I want to descend into either "games" or "music" depending on which one has a bigger size.
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Bootable Windows 7 and 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu in one USB

I have tried with mixed success to make a "super" USB with Windows 7, 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I'm using YUMI for this. The problem appears when I try to have both Windows 7 and 8.1 on the ...
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Is the South Bridge on today's motherboard capable of supporting PCIe?

I am reading a book that is describing the roles of the NB and SB (North Bridge and South Bridge) and the book explains the roles of each one. However, I'm wondering, is the SB capable of supporting ...
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How can cpu-intensive processes slow down a system despite having a scheduler?

I've encountered it on both Windows and Linux that if some process is doing some heavy work and the cpu is under a lot of stress, the whole system can sort of freeze, other processes get slow, etc. ...
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Troubleshooting date changes in Win7

My PC when booting flashes some white stripes (before anything) 2-3 times and then something related to BIOS comes (in DOS style on black background), then when PC is booted up, changes date either to ...
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New Graphics Card works one time, after restarting it no signal is shown. Old Graphics Card works

My old graphics card works still, while the new one I bought does not after booting up successfully and being able to run a few games. Any help?
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How to prevent Windows 7 from 'thinking' my c:\ boot drive is a network drive

I've a very strange problem with my Windows 7 SP1 x64 installation. The system has a 256 GB SSD with two partitions, c:\ and d:\. When I create a new folder on c:\, say c:\test and copy, and launch ...
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using runas with diffrent user to run “Internet Explorer”, navigated to a simple html page, printing generates permission denied

I am in a situation where I need to run "Internet Explorer" v11 under Windows 7 and/or Windows 8.1 using runas to provide different user account and profile, everything works fine till I try to print. ...
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Bitlocker device name change

When imaging our PCs we generally create a temp name for our facilities to change the device name to whatever particular department fits their needs. The issue is we can't send out any devices without ...
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How can I improve bluetooth audio quality on Windows 7?

I just bought the Mad Catz F.R.E.Q. 9 Wireless Headset. The overall sound quality is very high when I connect it with phones or tablets. But the sound quality is very poor when I connect it via ...
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I bridged my wireless and LAN connections on my laptop and connected it with my desktop. Why is my desktop not recieving an internet connection?

I am trying to connect my desktop to my laptop with an Ethernet cable to use the laptop's internet connection. I have followed the instructions of one article to bridge the LAN connection and wireless ...
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Window 7 time limit for Kids but allow installation

Hi I'm trying to set up Window 7 so that it will block access after 9pm for a teenager . However, he can perform installation of anything he wants. I can't manage to do both because to set up parental ...
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BSOD: hal.dll +12A3B

I have a Toshiba Satellite L350D with Windows 7 x64 which is throwing BSOD hal.dll +12A3B with the following error WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR When i got the laptop in my hands the temps was too high and ...
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Sending data through Telnet established connection on windows command line

I have connected to an outside server using telnet on windows. I have a program written in Ruby running on my local machine whose output needs to be passed as a command in the server running. How do I ...
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Unable to connect from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro using PuTTY (SSH 2)

Disabled the firewall and still unable to connect. I can connect to our Macbooks in the office from my Windows machine using PuTTY SSH but I can't connect to our Windows machines that I installed ...
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%%f in a batch file with Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

I have a line like the following in a several batch files: FOR %%f IN (%*) DO something.exe %%f I've used them for a long time with no problem. I recently had to replace my hard drive and had ...
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Java Applet getting blacked out (on VM?)

We have a piece of software that runs (exclusively... I don't know why) in Internet Explorer. This software makes use of several Java Applets (JRE 1.6) to provide additional functionality. I have ...
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Make Windows 7 forget non-default wifi

Is it possible to setup Widows 7 on a labtop, so that a non-priveleged account forgets all wireless networks when not connected? (-but still remember one specific network.) Specifics: There are ...
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Window 7 commands not running

Specifically trying attrib, but I believe all commands in System32 don't work. I had an issue with a path variable, which I believe is fixed now, since C:\Windows\System32 is showing at the end of my ...
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Issue with monitor switching to external even though none are hooked up

I'm currently using my Windows 7 HP DV6000 laptop. For whatever reason the screen decides to automatically go blank as if its displaying on an external monitor, but i don't have any hooked up. I close ...
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Clone a hard drive Windows 7 / Windows Server

Quick question, i have purchased a hard drive cloning bay, where you put your hard drive with data / os in and a blank one and it supposedly clones it, now i haven't done this yet, what i was ...
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Need help on remote access on wondows 7 [duplicate]

i have installed an application in one windows 7 system and this application has multi user license. i want 3 different user to access this system simultaneously. How can I enable multiple users login ...
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Windows 7 freezes after being locked up for some time

I have a windows 7 machine. it is Lenovo S20 Thinkstation. If the machine is left idle for sometime with screen locked then the PC hangs. The keyboard and mouse is detected but when pressed ...
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Disable VPN for certain programs

I need to have a VPN connection open for a customer I work for. While working I like to listen to some online radio. When the VPN connection is open all of my traffic is being routed through the ...
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Unable to boot after removing battery

What happened? Something's strange with my computer. Just today, I had to do a battery swap. Like always, the system is always turned off when the battery is swapped. Before the battery swap, both ...
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Why is my computer lagging and can't return from suspended mode?

I have a Sony Vaio that sometime is lagging and it won't return from suspended mode. If it goes into suspended mode then I must restart Unity with sudo service lightdm restart. It does not crash but ...
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Windows 7 (x64) Update encounters an unknown error. ErrNo: 80244021

I used to update my Win7_x64 & Office2010_x64 regularly with no problem. It's been several months that I can't update anymore and keep receiving this error: 'an unknown error Code 80244021' while ...
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Hard stuttering in games, HDD failure or bottleneck?

First at all English is not my first language, but i will try my best. I recently bought a new Video card Nvidia 960gtx [the old card was 450gts] and a new PSU Radix silver plus 750W. Recently i ...
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Set my program files to a different drive, and then removed that drive. Can't install programs anymore

I set my program files directory to H:\Program Files\ via regedit at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion DWORDS: ProgramFilesDir, ProgramFilesDir (x86) Then, I removed the ...
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A system with Deep Freeze loses data on non-frozen drives

My client sells an industrial application that runs on a custom system with multiple drives and partitions on those drives. Drive C: is frozen with Deep Freeze, but the other drives are not frozen. ...
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How to change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7

How do you change default user directory to a different drive in Windows 7? I need a comprehensive recipe to change all of the followings. Default directory where future user folders are created. ...
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Cannot see Win 7 PC on LAN but it can access Internet

I have a Windows 7 (64 bit) on one room that has a printer attached. I have been going through the LAN from my desk (which also has Win 7 64-bit) to print for a long time. Something has changed, but ...
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Null Session Share not working on Windows 7

I have a computer running Windows 7 SP 1 Ultimate (IP 192.168.11.100). I need to create a Null Session Share (named WIA_RIS_SHARE) for Serva PXE Server to be able to install Windows XP via networking. ...
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“Downgrading” from Win 8.1 HDD to Win 7 on SSD install

I have a brand new Lenovo M93p with a nice 7200 HDD. I have a 500 Gb SSD in my laptop (which I plan to move into the desktop). I want to downgrade from 8.1 to 7 on the new machine and am not at all ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from creating system restore files and shadow copies?

I have noticed that my Windows 7 partition loses free space about half a gigabyte every day until there is no space left anymore. I can work around this by going to Disk Cleanup -> More Options -> ...
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Windows 7 Failed to boot

I tried to recover my windows 7 64bit after a System Repair Boot Loop but now it fails to boot with error: File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe status: 0xc000000f Info: The selected entry could not be ...
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Configure startup programs for a user AD-wide

Sorry if this has been asked before, neither the search feature here, or Google was of any help. I'd like to configure startup programs for my own AD user that run whenever I login on any computer in ...
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Install windows in a partition without OS, without formatting it

I have an HDD with two partitions, one with Win 7, and one with data. On the partition with Win 7, I want to format and install Linux, no problems there. But in the other, I want to install a fresh ...
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User Account Control (UAC) in Windows 7 Does Not Prompt for Fingerprint Authentication

I login with domain credentials (I'm in an enterprise-setting) as a standard user on a Windows 7 box. I logon with my fingerprint just fine, and even have fingerprints saved on a local administrative ...
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Using Robocopy to copy files in order, not alphabetically

Do you guys know of a Robocopy switch that will allow me to mirror my Links (Windows 7) in the order I have them on my main machine, to another machine? When I run Robocopy now, all the Links copy ...
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win7 taskbar multi line button widths

I am using win 7 with a multi line horizontal task bar. Windows adapts the apps task bar button sizes dependent of the number of buttons to display. in winXP all buttons on all the lines had the same ...
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology install failure

When I try to install IRST, it runs for a bit and then a popup appears saying that setup.exe had a problem. Expanding the details produces this: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: ...
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Synergy 1.7.1 OS X 10.9 to Windows 7 drag and drop causes secure socket error: SSL_ERROR_WANT_READ?

I am currently running Synergy 1.7.1 Pro activated on OS X 10.10.4 and Windows 7 Enterprise SP1. This is under a domain controlled Windows corporate network and I imagine the root of my issue is ...
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Win7 keyboard isnt working

Win7 thinks my USB Razer Blackwidow ultimate keyboard is a mouse HID compliant mouse! It's plugged into USB 2.0 and I have Razer synapse (drivers)
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How to backup created symlinks? [duplicate]

I have a number of symlinks created on my Windows 7 system. Is there a way to create a backup of all symlinks so after i reinstall Windows to restore them with one click and not recreate them one by ...
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Powerpivot install fails

My machine runs windows 7 professional (64bit) and I use MS office 2010 professional 32 bit. I'm attempting to (re)install the powerpivot plugin but i get an error stating "installation of ...
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How prevent to auto change view of a folder icons in windows 7

In my windows 7 i want to set all folders view to list. So i opened explorer and went to Tools -> Folder Options -> View and pressed Reset Folders button and ok button. After reset i went back ...
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Computer recognizes monitor only after I replug it

I got a Lenovo E73 with an onboard Intel HD 4400 graphics, which has a VGA and a DisplayPort. VGA works without any problem. But the DisplayPort only works after I re-plug the monitor when Windows is ...
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Wireless keyboard signal deterioration

Yesterday I have reinstalled windows, and my wireless (Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard) started missing keystrokes and having delays. I have followed instructions here (paired the device without ...
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How to lock window task scheduler from everyone

How can I lock windows task scheduler so that no one can access it. Even me, I wanna make it locked for everyone. Ive seen something about gpedit.msc and application lock but it does not show up .msc ...