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cmd to loop through a directory and remove special characters from file names

I'm looking for a command line script that can loop through all the files in a desired directory and replace any special characters in the file names with spaces. I'm stuck on the replace logic for ...
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How to switching between input languages using non-standard shortcut on Windows?

How can I configure Windows to use keys on the right side of the keyboard to switch input languages? I'd prefer to use right Alt + Shift, or even better, both left and right pairs of Alt + Shift. I ...
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Disable S.M.A.R.T. in Windows 7?

Before anyone tells me not to disable S.M.A.R.T I've confirmed in the BIOS that the drive is actually reporting it's okay. Windows is misreading whatever reports S.M.A.R.T. status. I would like to ...
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Getting small freezes or 'juttering' while computer is running programs

I have been having this problem for a few weeks now and after trawling through countless posts nothing has seemed to help, so I post my question, here for you all. While running any kind of program ...
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Google chrome fails to open any page when I type in the address bar to search something in Google

Yesterday I have formatted my computer, and installed the newest version of Google Chrome (version 35.0.1916.153 m). When I type something in the address bar it sometimes does not open any page. All I ...
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running low on disk space

I am using Windows 7 installed on a 120 Gb SSD. Today I have noticed, that there is only 2GB of free space left on it, so I started to clean things up. I realized that only my user profile takes ...
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Random redirection to adult sites of mobile.juicyads.com

Since two days ago, almost all of my clicks open new tab and redirect to this Adult-only URL: mobile.juicyads.com/service_redirect.php?p=64686&s=124309&u=http://www.google.com Parameters p ...
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How can I turn off the battery meter on my Thinkpad T500?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T500 with Windows 7 Enterprise (n). Even though my laptop is docked (or plugged in), there is a battery meter to the left of the system tray: I'd like to turn that off if ...
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Why does connecting to my work VPN cause my internet to not work?

I VPN to my work, and then I terminal server into my computer. Everything works fine in relation to the VPN access, but locally I can't access the internet. How can I fix this?
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Windows 7 allowed bulk rename of folders in search results but wont let me rename them back

So I did a search for a parent folder with several subfolders with subfolders within them. I searched for DRAWINGS and got several hundred results. I tried renaming the results to DRAWINS -(1) ...
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Recent Downloaded Emails Not Showing in Inbox folder Outlook 2010

I have searched the web and spend hours trying to figure out this strange behaviour of Outlook 2010, My client has this problem with her Outlook 2010 since yesterday, the mails download but do not ...
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Getting new PHP version in WAMP to load

I'm downgrading my WAMP from 5.5.12 to 5.3.10, I added exported php-5.3.10-Win32-VC9-x86.zip to C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.10\ I've added the necessary php5apache2_4.dll into the php5.3.10 folder and ...
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Installing drivers for switchable graphics

I recently bought a laptop that came with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I have some older (16-bit and 32-bit) software that doesn't work with 64-bit Windows, but works just fine with 32-bit. Since I ...
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How do I enable the scroll option on my Acer Aspire laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 5532, and it used to have a scroll option on it, on the side of the touchpad. I used a regular mouse plugged into the USB drive for a while, with the touchpad disabled, but it ...
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How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer “Details view”

How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer "Details view" When you select any file in Windows and view its properties, you can see the 'property' ...
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Windows Command Prompt command that changes volume [duplicate]

Running Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire Timeline X laptop. Is there a way to change the volume using the Command Prompt?
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How to make another pc monitor an external monior without cable?

I have a laptop and a desktop (with monitor). I have used my desktop monitor as an external monitor. Now the HDMI port on my laptop is broken. So my question is basicly how to share keybord, ...
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How can I pin a CHM file to the taskbar?

In Windows 7, the "Pin to Taskbar" option is not available when I open CHM files, is there any way I can add a file of this type to the taskbar?
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'patch' for windows crashes

I want to use patch (that famous linux program) from the gnuwin32 package under windows 7 to apply some patches to some source code but it crashes if using the correct number on -p argument. With ...
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windows: automatically kill a process consuming to much memory

Is there something like Process Tamer but memory based(not CPU) for Windows 7?
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How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor?

My Windows 7 machine was powered down without logging out first. Now, when booting the PC; Windows 7 does not completely start. Instead, it boots to an completely black screen with a mouse cursor that ...
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Firefox redirects an address on start

I have installed Download Flash and Video add-on in my firefox. When I start the firefox it redirects a page http://fnvfox.appspot.com/thankyou.html each and every time along with Home Page. How can ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded OS) to remote machine(Windows 7) via RDP. The problem is once I try to test the audio via Skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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Get to the source of malicious .exe [duplicate]

There is an ad-ware worm on my windows 7 PC that I am trying to get rid of. McAfee has been largely unsuccessful. I can see the malicious .exe created under the C:\ProgramData\ folder that is causing ...
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How to reset the looks of the Command Prompt window, in Windows?

I have made several customizations to how the Command Prompt window looks in Windows and now I want to reset it to its original state. How can I do that? I just want it to look that way it does after ...
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Can't pin folder to Windows Explorer Jump List

I've tried looking for a solution and have yet to come across one. Does anybody know how to pin a folder to the Windows explorer jump list? I've tried dragging the folder overtop of the explorer icon ...
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Win 7 user cannot open some .exe-files

Problem: I tried to start "JDiskReport 1-4" and it did not find javaw.exe so I let it search for the javaw.exe meanwhile I was installing Java 8 RE. It found a javaw.exe and then I pressed "Fix it" ...
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How to “Edit with Vim” as administrator in Windows?

When you install gvim in Windows, you get a right-click Explorer context menu item: "Edit with Vim". Is there a way of either adding a "Edit with Vim as Administrator", or just changing the existing ...
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Windows 7 Explorer keyboard shortcut: set focus to files/folders/content area?

Is there a Windows 7 Explorer keyboard shortcut to set focus to files/folders/content area (depicted below)? This has bothered me for so long... I want to set my explorer window's focus to the files ...
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How to merge MP4 files with different frame rates and different audio sample rates

I have four MP4 files called "file_1", "file_2", "file_3" and "file_4" and I wish to merge them into one file in the following order: file_1, file_2, file_3 and file_4. file_1 has the following ...
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Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
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Lost WiFi connection after Windows 7 - intel driver Centrino Wireless N1000 Update - How do I restore the driver?

I was updating my computer; hp Pavilion dm4, Windows 7, 64-bit operating system. I got an error stating "Intel driver update for Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N1000" could not be updated. I tried to ...
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UltraVNC screen flickering on multiple monitors

I'm in a company which is using UltraVNC 1.2.0.3 with Windows 7 Professional as a remote desktop tool. When controlling users who have only one monitor, there is no problem with the software. When ...
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Active window (program) unexpectedly looses focus in Windows 7

Something is shifting (stealing) focus from my active window (active program) in my Windows, as I'm currently using it. I have the same problem as described in this question, with a few exceptions: ...
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Win7 scan fix dialog not showing

Very strange question, since everyone else seems to want to know how to turn this off. But I'm developing functionality for a kiosk application on Windows 7 using C++, and we had a customer trying it ...
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What is “Ticino” in my Windows 7 Explorer context menu?

I noticed today that I have a new Explorer context menu item called "Ticino" when I right-click a file on Windows 7. What is it?
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Synergy Windows 7 Screen Saver issue

I have synergy server running on a Windows 7 laptop, I have another laptop running windows XP as the Client. When synergy is first started the Screen Saver will start after the 5 mins of inactivity ...
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Cannot get HexChat to connect to IRC?

So, I am trying to get IRC up and running on my Windows-7 machine. I have installed HexChat as a 'normal' install. Here are the screen shots showing step 1, step 2, and the screen that shows while it ...
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How to recover my password using finger print in HP client security? [duplicate]

In my HP Laptop, I use both password and fingerprint for login. Unfortunalely i did not use my laptop long while. now I forgot my password. still i can able to access my system using my fingureprint. ...
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How to determine whether I have USB3 ports in my laptop?

Is there any way, besides reading the product manual, to determine which type/class of USB ports are present in my computer casing? Can this obtained by visual confirmation, reading the device ...
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How to crop many images with the same sizes to some coordinates?

There are many images of the same size. Are there ways to crop all of them to the same coordinates? Windows 7.
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SystemSoundsService Task

I have a piece of software that relies on the calling a windows beep in order to alert that there is an incoming alarm. However there is no sound made. I also noticed that where Windows would usually ...
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Why does Chrome on Windows 7 not show certain Unicode characters to me?

This Apple question contains the text what is this key? ⎋ Which looks like this to me in Google Chrome: Why is that Unicode character, or others like it, undisplayable in Google Chrome on ...
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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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Is there a way to fix windows calculator order of operations?

When I type 5 + 5 * 6 into the windows calculator I get 60. It appears as if windows ignores order of operations. One potential solution is to change the registry keys so that it starts in ...
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Need to make home-computer-based online share safe

I have a web application, and I need to let people in other states to play with it online for just a few of days. I need their review and comments. This is a one-time use case. In my home, I use ...
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insert image from computer in Gmail, IE 11 Windows 7 FAIL

trying to insert (or drag n drop) an image from my computer (upload) into Gmail on Windows 7 IE 11 returns this: "Selected file (xxx.jpg) is not supported for upload. works perfectly in FF and ...
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Resolving System Restore error - Error 0x800423F3 - The writer experienced a transient error

System restore just stopped working, when I needed it most. (tried diff restore points... same error). Now everytime I run system-restore, it fails with the above error message. I cleared the event ...
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Flash a full-sized popup image via Windows Taskbar?

There's a document I'd like to keep handy at my desk for reference purposes (a contact list for everyone at my company). I'd like to clear all the paper from my desk and store it digitally, but I'd ...
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VMWare Workstation on Windows7, Firewall Issues

I have a Ubuntu image running under VMWare Workstation 11.1 on a Windows 7 pro machine. This VM image is there in part to serve some files over TFTP to a number of hosts on a network. The tftp server ...