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Script to disable “Show Characters” in the WIFI network properties

I want to know if it exist a script to disable the "Show Characters" check box in the WIFI network properties. I know it is possible to do it manually, but given that we have a lot of computer to ...
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How to make Avast! ignore any file in specific folder and all subfolders?

I tried by adding the folder to exclusions list, but it did nothing. Currently the only option is to uninstall Avast! so I can actually develop my programs without hearing false alarms all the time. ...
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Out-of-office automaticly set for Outlook 2010 for inside & outside organisation

I am currently able to automatically enable OOO (out-of-office) automatically when Outlook is closed. I have the following code which enables OOO when I close outlook, it currently works only for ...
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Accessing two devices with the same IP?

I want to connect my laptop to two WiFi enabled digital cameras, that have the same IP hardcoded: 192.168.1.1 One solution that I've successfully tried: Connect one device to the laptop's built in ...
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Load all content of a webpage without having to scroll down

Recently many websites have adopted load on scroll approach. One has to scroll down to load more content for EG: youtube,google,facebook. Is there a way one can load all content without having to ...
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Race condition: …systemprofile\Desktop unavailable error

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. is a well known problem which is deeply discussed in internet. I'm experiencing one of its variations ...
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How to disable one keyboard language that case when don't see it in the language bar?

I have strange problem in my computer. I use two keyborad local: Hungary, English. After Windows Update my computer default language was set to Latvia (LV). But I cannot see this languauge in settings ...
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Long continous sound with Gigabyte motherboard [duplicate]

I think I have a refurbish desktop computer since it has no labels or names on it. But the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV. Now when I switch on the computer, fan spins, lights on power/reset ...
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Can I add another stick of 2 GB to a 32 bit Windows Starter system?

I am running Win 7 Starter 32-bit on an Acer Aspire, 2gb RAM. Will 2 extra GB Ram make my system faster? When I install the RAM system properties says that the system has 4 GB but only 2 is usable. ...
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Blurry Text on Printing in IE 9 and Google Chrome in Windows 7

I have problem with printing text using Internet Explore 9 and Chrome. For IE9 I use printer EPSON PLQ-20M, and what I have noticed is that If I use IE 7, there is no problem but when I print it in ...
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Print Screen key stopped working

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and the Print Screen key stopped working: no image is put in the keyboard when I hit Print Key. Nothing happen when I hit Alt + Print Key either. The issue affects ...
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Does windows go to some low power mode when RDP connections is 'hidden/unfocused'?

I use RDP often, and I sometimes notice that when I switch to the RDP window only shortly every few minutes, it works slower than if I use it exclusively. Is it possible that some optimization causes ...
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Changing date format in file name

I have a number of files that contain the date in the following format: dd-mm-yyyy, I'd like to change the date part in the name to a different format: yyyy-mm-dd. Any ideas? I'm no expert in ...
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Hard drive working in 5 second pulses?

Bit of an odd issue with a laptop (Toshiba C660D 181). For most of the time, the hard drive seems to operating in 5 second pulses. The laptop doesn't have a HDD light and the HDD itself is very ...
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Secondary Monitor not waking up

I have an Acer aspire laptop, with an external monitor, connected through VGA. I use the "Projector Only" Function. When I put the computer to sleep, then wake it again, Both screens remain blank. I ...
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How to boot from USB and copy files to USB?

My Windows 7 installation is broken. It won't boot and when I run the installation from bootable USB, it gets stuck right at the beginning saying "Loading something something (can't remember what)", ...
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What happens if I plug a Windows7 hard drive into a different PC?

In terms of - a) technical and b) licensing considerations, will it work? Obviously many drivers will be incorrect/missing but I'd have expected Windows was able to fix that. So will it run up and ...
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Windows Boot Manager - Grub2

I have 3 partitions on my hard-disk with each one operating system. Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04. In the past I had (pre-)installed Windows 7, I shrunk some of it's disk size and ...
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Can an xperf trace contain passwords?

I recorded an xperf trace. Can the trace contain passwords? (assuming that paths contain no password) I see that upon hitting xperf -stop I have the following warning: The trace you have just ...
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Streaming music across your local network with VLC: choosing which application I want to stream the music from?

I use Airfoil to send any audio to other computers: I can choose which application I want to stream the music from. I know that VLC has a streaming feature to play music/video simultaneously on ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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How can I do a clean install of Office 2010 onto a new system that has Office 365 trial?

System: Dell M3800 Laptop running Windows 7 Pro My new laptop came with a trial of Office. In the C: \ Program Files x86 \ Microsoft Office directory, it's listed as "Office 15" and only has about ...
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Fun with symbolic links and `notepad.exe` (replacing default notepad application in Windows 7)

I'd like to change my default notepad program from notepad2 to notepad++ (but my question is more complicated than just that so please don't stop reading!) When making the change from notepad to ...
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How to share a folder (directory) with an Android device?

Step by step, how does one share a folder (directory) that is on a Windows 7 system with an Android device? I want a true networking share (over Wifi), not an FTP connection. I would prefer not to ...
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Does recovering from a different Windows disk affect your license?

My laptop came with pre-installed Windows 7 and I do not have a recovery DVD nor a Windows installation disk. On boot the laptop says that BCD is missing. To recover I'd normally need a Windows ...
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.NET Framework 4.5.2 versioning

Can .NET Framework 4.5.2 be deployed on a clean Windows 7 system (which does not include .NET Framework 4)? In other words, can .NET Framework 4.5.2 be installed without previously installing 4?
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Which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored?

Is there any way to see which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored? When I restore a file, it doesn't disappear from the virus chest list. I would like to be able to see which files ...
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Changing Last Opened Folder in IE

As you knonw IE will save last opened folder somewhere. so next time when you try to choose a file from PC, the last opened folder will be the starting folder for choosing files. I want to know where ...
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Can't get symbolic link creation permissions to work under windows

I am trying to grant my user the privileges to create symbolic links. I ran secpol.msc and navigated to Local policies -> User rights assignment -> Create symbolic links. I have added my user's ...
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Windows 7 BSOD update

I recently updated (on the 17/10/14) my computer on windows 7 and it crashed my computer (with the blue screen of death). I don't know which update it was as there was 17 to install and 1 optional. ...
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Both Control keys not working

so .. suddenly both of my control keys stopped working. The machine is an Acer Aspire 5950G laptop running Windows 7. Things I've already tried: Pressing ctrl + alt + fn doesn't do anything, ...
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Managing authentication on a non-domain PC

I am installing a new Windows 7 PC on a network and logging in with a local user account. When I access a shared drive on a server I am prompted for and enter valid LDAP credentials and can access the ...
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safe to delete EFI system partition (win7) on old drive after cloning?

a while back I cloned my old installation of win7 from my HDD to a new SSD using the tools provided by Samsung (if I remember correctly). I know I should have done a clean new install, but that's not ...
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Is my SSD runing AHCI mode?

So I switched my BIOS setting from IDE to AHCI, and when I booted up in windows 7 it reinstalled the drivers for my SSD. But I can't seem to find if it's currently running in AHCI mode or not. I've ...
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Carry Windows user permissions from a previous installation

I reinstalled Windows. As a result, I have lost permissions for some files from my previous installation. I know how to take ownership or grant permissions. However, can I not tell Windows somehow ...
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Configure “Send to” to copy files through MTP to specific location on smartphone?

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone uses MTP to talk to Windows, so it's not possible to assign a drive letter to the phone. I often have to copy files to a sub-directory on the phone, but Windows' ...
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Local group policy editor: Out of date version?

I've been trying to use gpedit.msc recently but I haven't been having much success. Sometimes the policy editor freezes when I press "apply" (the policy does still apply though), and I can't seem to ...
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Processor Speed Issue [closed]

I have a lenovo laptop with windows 7.Its an i5 processor and now-a-days I am getting a problem of slow processing speed. My cpu meter showing the speed 0% randomly doing any task.I don't know ...
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How can I manage partitions on Windows 7 Install?

On my home desktops I have an SSD as a primary disk, then a larger SATA disk as a secondary. The thing is, when I install Windows 7 on the SSD, the 100MB "System Reserved" system partition is built on ...
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How do I install Windows Server 2012 R2 alongside Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7?

I need to install Windows Server 2012 R2, purely for educational reasons, on my laptop. I had tried to use Virtualbox but I cannot use hyper-v (which is essential for the course I am following) within ...
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how to prevent access of hard disc from guest user in window 7 ?

i want to restrict guest user from access the hard disc data, so how it could be, i goes through this way gpcedit.mc, User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows ...
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Is maximum resolution supported by the computer = maximum resolution visible in Graphic Settings?

I have Asus G31 m-vs . G31/33 family Chipset. Chip Type: Intel GMA 3100. No additional Graphic Card. I use a CRT monitor and my resolution is set to 1080*768. When I right click on ...
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About the windows installer [on hold]

Can not access the windows installer. MOF Files and MFL files seem to be gone and Tweaking.com programs can't help. Can I use my computer without a Windows installer? Should I get rid of it?
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Git is in the PATH, but is not being recognized as a command

I've recently reinstalled Git, and I just can't get it to run off the native Windows command prompt anymore. I'm sure it is in Path environment variable, as you can see: C:\Users\Ult>where git ...
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Moving hard linked files to another HDD (Windows 7)

Is there a way to move hard linked files from one hard drive to another while preserving hard links? If i try to just move 2 hard linked files I get a copy of original file instead of a hard link, is ...
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disable Auto Update in opera 25 browser

some features in opera 25 are changes, with old documentations. I want to disable Opera auto update. For this I read this opera webpage however there is no more "preferences" in opera menu. so how ...
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Windows 7 background still black after activation?

I recently reformatted my hard drive and reinstalling my windows. At the time I did not knwo I had to uninstall my product key, som when Windows said it was invalid after some time I didn't do ...
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Make Windows boot faster on SSHD

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad with a SSDH consisting of 500GB + 8GB. When I first installed Windows 8.1 the boot time was about 10 seconds. Now, after a two months of using it, the boot time increased to ...
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Strange White stripe on right of the firefox browser window

I've been using firefox for last 4years. But I'm in big trouble with this browser lately. A vertical white stripe showing right side of the browser. Not only stripe but also options shifted to left. ...
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disable notepad++ updates on install or through script - Windows 7

I deploy notepad++ to several computer labs where end users don't have administrative rights. I am able to deploy the software, but I need to turn off automatic updates so they aren't getting popups ...