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How to start a program and close it right after it's launched with BAT/CMD file?

There are two program A and B. What I want to do is: 1,Launch program A; 2,Close program A; 3,Launch program B; 4,Close program B; How can I write the bat file? My previous work; A.exe TSKILL A ...
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Why does Firefox say it's already running when there's only one profile in use, no-remote switch not used?

I know that if you start your default Firefox profile with the no-remote switch, you won't be able to click on links in other apps without getting the "Firefox is already running" message. However, I ...
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Audio Input and Output problems

There's a problem with my audio that I searched all over Google but never found an answer. So what happens is that when I plug earphones in, the sound would come out from the speaker instead. In order ...
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Windows 7 Gadgets - safety?

I know that Microsoft has discontinued Gadgets. However it seems that it is really the sidebar that can have a dangerous gadget installed in it. So, my question is: I use the following gadgets as ...
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Setting up a home shared RAID storage on a desktop Win7 computer

I have a desktop computer running Windows 7 Ultimate. We are several at home to use that computer, mainly to watch movies, listen music, store (hundreds of thousands) pictures of family events through ...
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Graphic Drivers issue with Dell Inspiron 15R n5010 Window 7 32bit

I am facing distortion issue with my laptop Dell inspiron 15r n5010 Window 7 32 bit I can see only two resolutions on my laptop 800*600 and 1024*768. Could you please help me which display driver i ...
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How can I automatically rotate the content on a public display? [on hold]

I work for an airport. They put up a shuttle bus Monitor. It's a screen connected to a computer that shows a website that shows where our shuttle buses are. I would like to make the computer switch ...
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Windows Color Picker only accepts 2 digits

In the Windows Colour Picker dialogue, I have discovered that I am only able to manually enter two digits in the RGB boxes. This seems to be a bug in Windows, and has been around for awhile. I found ...
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Modify the tags in windows explorer details pane for folders (Windows 7)

I want to add property tags to the details pane for Windows explorer for the folder type. I have successfully done this for file types but cannot achieve this for a folder itself. To do this for files ...
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why after Frequent unexpected power cuts, my computer takes long time to turn on?

My UPS is not working. So after frequent unexpected powercuts, I Can't shutdown my computer properly. at first it took 5 minutes to turn on, later 10 min, now it is almost 45min to turn on my ...
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Unknown Java error: Warning: Unable to load Java Runtime Environment

I am getting the following error dialogue when I want to run a program. The program has previously worked and it is giving this error all of a sudden: Warning: Unable to load Java Runtime ...
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Windows 7 BSOD 0x7A after every 1-2 hour

My computer is BSOD'ing after every 1-2 hour. It is doing BSOD randomly. When I check for solutions no solution came up. Even the xml file is not readable. I'll try to take an screenshot of the BSOD ...
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use two external hard drive as one

I am planning to purchase a second external hard drive and I am trying to figure out a minimalist setting to use two external drives at the same time (I don’t want to plug two drives into my computer, ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen After Power Cut During Update

My windows was updating displaying the "Configuring Windows Update" and suddnly there was a power cut so pc shutdown, after that whenever i tried to boot it and it will pass the windows 7 logo screen ...
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Lenovo T440s UltraNav trackpad: can I treat middle-button “click” as a right click?

I'm a pointing-stick-only user trying to adjust to the lack of dedicated mouse buttons on my new Lenovo ThinkPad T440s. I've mastered the left click but for right clicks I'm having trouble moving my ...
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If my external hard drive letter changed, is relinking my dropbox account the right action?

I use dropbox on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. My dropbox account folder is located on an external hard drive. I rebooted the computer and the external hard drive letter changed, which caused the ...
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What files can be removed when using dropbox on an external hard drive?

I read on https://www.dropbox.com/en/help/89 : If the external drive is disconnected from the computer while Dropbox is running, there's a small chance that the application will start deleting ...
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Using Clonezilla (or alternate) to make a *partial* full disk image of a multi-partition, multi-boot hdd

So I have a windows multi-boot system with XP installed first, then windows 7. I also have further partitions for user data, etc. I do not fully understand where (and what) data is stored on a pc ...
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How can I set the default Style in Office 2013 to be 2003? [on hold]

How can I set the default Style in Office 2013 to be 2003?
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Return Code when opening Excel Files

I am trying to open Excel files and I am getting two different error messages when I do. First One: Second One: Any thoughts on why I'm getting these errors? Windows 7 Professional is the OS ...
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Looking for missing “My Pictures”

I was looking for files to delete to free up hard drive space (WIndows 7), and naturally was looking through my photos. Then all of a sudden I could no longer find them! I have the Pictures library ...
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Wake On Lan works w/ Magic Packet But Not w/ Network Activity

My goal is to allow any network activity to wake up my Windows computer. My system currently wakes from sleep without any problem when it receives a Magic Packet but despite being configured to wake ...
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Windows 7 Login like WindowsXP

I do not like Windows 7's default method of user login. I don't want my users to have to click on their icon & then enter their password. I believe this is a security flaw since it tells anyone ...
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View on main monitor content of second distant monitor

Having main monitor, and a second monitor (HD TV) situated on a considerable distance from main PC. Is there any way/tool to see on the main monitor (maybe in small window) the content of second ...
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GIT Bash commands produce no output in ConEmu

I've tried this with ConEmuPack.141123 and ConEmuPack.140602: As you can see, error messages print fine (like dir: command not found), but output from bash commands don't show up. Does anyone know ...
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Search for a string in the whole Excel Workbook

How can I find all the occurences of a sequence of characters in the whole Excel workbook ? (Excel search is limited to the current sheet only)
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See a history/log of moved files?

Is it at all possible to see a log of files that have been moved, and to where? ..particularly, I would like to know if a file/folder had been moved from my PC to a usb stick. Is there any way to ...
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Dual screen in Windows 7 not working

I cloned an image of my desktop to another desktop with the same hardware. I'm connecting 2 DELL Monitors with DVI-I Dual Link, both of them working on POST,CMOS Setup and Windows Loading, but not on ...
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Is it possible to turn off V-sync in Windows 10 for windowed games?

Is it possible to turn V-sync off in Windows 10 for windowed games? It wasn't possible in Windows 8/8.1 so I had to downgrade to Windows 7 which in I could simply change the theme to Aero basic which ...
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Windows 7 is taking too long to load

When I turn on my computer (Windows 7) the operating system is loading for 10 minutes. The following screen is displayed for the first 9 minutes: How do I fix this?
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Invert colors of Skype / any program

In past people were able to set custom skins to Skype. For a longer time this is not possible anymore. I'm totally messed up by its white interface as my whole windows looks different. I know that I ...
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Win7 drive encription without TPM or USB [on hold]

Do you know any drive encryption solution that works without TPM can work without physical token (pendrive, CD, etc...), with only a password ? I had the misfortune to buy a laptop without TPM ...
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Windows 7 OEM license on Macbook?

A lot of sellers offer OEM licenses with COA stickers on ebay. Assuming that license and sticker are genuine and lic key was never activated, would it be 100% legal if I buy one and use on my Macbook ...
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Touch screen monitor screen for multiple monitor scenario [on hold]

I am developing windows application for feedback system of automobile company. I want two monitors to be connected to single system on should be touch screen and other one should be without touch. I ...
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If I have network file sharing turned on, and I connect to a VPN, are my files then visible to other users on the VPN?

I have one computer on my home network that I always leave on, with a few shared folders set up so that other computers in my home network can access the files inside. When I connect to a VPN, I'm ...
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Creating a list of locations [on hold]

I have a list of different files that are located in one directory but different directories within the parent directory. I was to be able to read the list and save to a file the actual location of ...
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random vertical bars on screen

I have a HP laptop with windows 7 running on 2GB RAM and 500GB HDD. I occasionally get problems like "vertical lines" filling my screen (white screen with black and blue lines) and "complete blank ...
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Windows 7 seems to have distorted text and photos [on hold]

How to change text to not be distorted. Also photographs in Photoshop programs are all distorted. Cannot be edited the way they are on screen. They are like italized. Help!
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Too many open files

When I use emacs on my windows7-64 and try to connect to web by (url-retrieve "http://google.com" 'print),it shows the error: Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading ...
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download.microsoft.com won't resolve

Currently, I am unable to download Windows updates to my PC (Windows 7), and I have discovered that the reason behind this is that Windows cannot resolve download.microsoft.com. Running nslookup will ...
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How do I get an external USB hard drive recognized in Windows PE environment (WinPE running off disc)?

I'm running WinPE on a disc. I believe it's PE 2.0. It's being run on a laptop with USB 3.0 ports, as I'm sure that may matter. I want to connect either a USB thumb drive or USB hard drive but it's ...
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Remove cached credentials without logging off [duplicate]

How to remove cached credentials without logging off? - iam not saying about saved user/password in "rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr" For instance I am entering my admin storage by UNC: ...
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Copying paste files from shared folder on my desktop to my laptop disconnects wifi

My Windows 7 has a very weird behavior. When i try to access my desktop over home network I am able to connect normally. Then once is START copying the files my wifi disconnects. Everytime. I let it ...
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Installing an HP Laserjet 4050 on Windows 7

In the past, I've installed the drivers for my networked Laserjet 4050 in one of two ways: Downloading the "Install Network Printer Wizard" from HP's web site and running it Downloading the driver ...
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Extremely large amount of reallocated sectors

Before anyone starts giving me links I have read many threads about harddrives and bad sectors. I was just curious about anyway to prolong a read-only drive from death. For months now one of my ...
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Browser redirects almost all of links to Adfoc.us

Since yesterday, most of users in our region and as far as I know, many other peoples received a lot of link redirection. most of these redirection are going to adfoc.us website. this redirection ...
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Identify user profile loaded into HKCU from remote command prompt

I need to modify a setting in the currently logged-on user's HKCU branch of the Registry on a remote Windows 7 Pro PC. I cannot connect using the Remote Registry functionality in regedit.exe but I do ...
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Can I use clonezilla without overwritting my other image backups on the external drive?

I have an external HDD on which I store some files and my Windows 7 image (created by Windows itself). Now I'm trying to backup an image of my Ubuntu partition using Clonezilla on this HDD, but per ...
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Copying files in Windows 7 command line - The System cannot find the file specified

I know this is a stupid question I've made batch files for years and haven't had this much trouble... I'm trying to make a batch file to copy files into a folder and for the life of me I can't get it ...
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Why is every other ping to my wifi router taking a long time?

If I ping my wifi router, I get: C:\>ping 192.168.1.1 Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data: Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64 <--- Quick Reply from ...