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Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter prevent forced restart

Windows 8 has bent me over in the past and forced a Restart, surprisingly enough Windows Server is threatening the same thing. I cannot have it restart till the weekend, I see solutions to prevent ...
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Bought activated Windows 8 Enterprise, need to reinstall, no product key

I bought a lightly used Lenovo Helix off the bay which came with an activated copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (not 8.1). Per the description, the laptop was used by a company to test an application and ...
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File delete audit, Windows 8

I have a shared folder (folderA) and our users must copy some files everyday and after they finish working they have to delete files and when they delete files there must be a record.(for security ...
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Disabling the Win+C hotkey for the Charms Bar in Win 8

I am trying to turn off the hotkey for the Charms Bar (Win+C) in Windows 8. Is there a registry entry to do this or some other way? I want to be able to use that hotkey for something else. Any ideas? ...
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Windows 8 Desktop won't start up

My Windows 8 PC won't start up. When I power it on, I see the Acer splash screen, but then I get an error screen with a code 0xc000021a and then it reboots and tries to repair disk files, but fails ...
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Windows 8 instant shutdown on powerup [on hold]

My Windows 8 Acer Aspire V3 771G laptop is immediately displaying "Shutting Down" on the screen on power-up. It just sits there with the spinning circles. Any suggestions, or is it shop time?
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Is it possible to save selected data “columns” in Windows folders?

Currently when I open a folder in windows it uses some default columns of data. I can modify this but it never seems to "stick". How can I make these alternate data columns permanent, or better yet ...
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I cannot connect to more than one internet connection in my windows 8.1

I have windows 8.1 installed on my PC. I have 3 wired broadband connections, but I cannot connect to two or more connections at a time. For example I want to use all three connections jointly to ...
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Restore files after locker 4.30 virus on my computer

Recently "Locker 4.30" attack my computer and encrypt my important files. How can i restore my files back? Thanks!
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How do I display a message on login for Windows 8/8.1?

I've configured the following settings in my local security policy: Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on ...
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How to download encrypted HLS videos on any sites

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and win8 as dual boot. I generally use Ubuntu. I wanna learn how to use hls-fetch or any hls downloader on Ubuntu. And all video is downloadable via IDM on Windows. But I have ...
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How to reset lost or forgotten Windows password in efficient way [duplicate]

Lost my Windows password, don't know how to reset it. Have heard some professional tools about Windows password reset, such as Windows password key. Give me some useful advices, please.
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Why are all of my *.exe and *.ink files blank?

I installed the Stardock Object Desktop Suite last week. It includes programs like Start8, WindowBlinds, WindowFX, Launch8, Fences, etc. I never had a problem with it in the past. But I uninstalled ...
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Running CMD as Admin on a Standard User on Windows 8.1

The fact that I can't find a solution on the internet has been bugging me so I've decided to resort to human sources :). The limitations I have right now are the fact that I can't run new programs or ...
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Auto power on UEFI tablet (Linx 7)

may not be the correct place to post this. www.linx-tablets.com/linx-7.html I need to get my Linx 7 tablet to auto power on when power is applied (when not in connected standby)?. I've asked the ...
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Is there any option to quickly scan an entire hard drive for bad blocks?

I have a 1 TB HDD so I want to test for bad sectors or bad blocks but badblocks takes a LOT of time in Linux (barely 4.66% done in 6 hours 3 minutes). In Windows however chkdsk scans in a few seconds ...
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Restore .gho image with UEFI

I have created a Ghost .gho image (split among many files) from a Toshiba Satellite with Windows 8, with a version of Ghost which I do not recall (it is either 9.0, 11, or 11.5; I am still trying to ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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NetDMA (and Direct Cache Access?) have been removed from Windows 8 / Server 2012. Why?

The MSDN page on Direct Cache Access (DCA), which is part of NetDMA, states The NetDMA interface is not supported in Windows 8 and later. So I guess both NetDMA and DCA are gone. As both seemed ...
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How do I prevent removing a USB drive from waking my computer?

When I put my Windows 8.1 machine to sleep and then remove a USB drive, it wakes up. This is very annoying. Is there anyway to disable it? C:\Users\TallGuy>powercfg /lastwake Wake History Count - ...
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Is it possible to recover a sticky note that I have deleted within the past 24 hours, on a Windows 8 HP Laptop?

I recently (within the past 24 hours) deleted a sticky note on my HP, Windows 8 Laptop, and I REALLY need to get it back. Is this possible, if so can you tell me how specifically? I've searched and ...
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System getting slow on Windows 8 running Eclipse [on hold]

I'm using Windows 8. If I start Eclipse, system gets slow. The disk, CPU and memory go to 100% usage. I have uninstalled many apps from my system. My C: drive's free space is 26GB out of 50GB. I am ...
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Why is my Windows 8.1 (new laptop) extremely slow and sluggish when compared with Linux

I recently got this laptop, so it is still new and so is the installation. The laptop is TOSHIBA SATELLITE C55D-A-149. I realise that this is a budget laptop and the processor is fairly weak. I dont ...
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Using headset mic for recording screenshot video

I want to use my blackberry smartphone headset's mic for recording an onscreen video but all i can get is the earphones acting as a mic themselves. I don't want that, I want to use the headset mic and ...
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Random black screen on Windows 8.1 Machine

I am running a Toshiba Notebook with Windows 8.1 and randomly I will get a black screen while running the computer or I will try and boot and the screen will remain black but the machine is running. ...
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Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD [on hold]

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software. Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using ...
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Cannot add, remove nor access mapped share “Element not found” in Windows 8.1

A standard user on my Windows 8.1-64 cannot remove a mapped drive. Tried command line and explorer. Tried run as admin. "Element not found" everywhere. C:\Windows\system32>net use x: /delete The ...
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Is there a way to automate folder optimization type in windows?

In windows 7 and 8, the downloads folder become optimized for pictures after a while, it causes the folder to lag when opened and even after changing that it returns to pictures every now and then. ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro activation problems

I was recently (last Thanksgiving) gifted with a Dell Inspiron i3 computer with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. It was purchased at a resale shop in OKC, but after I got it home here in Texas, I discovered ...
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What happened to most of my icons?

What happened to most of my icons? Most programs and even just plain text files or word files have lost their icons. I haven't installed any weird crap, and I don't have any viruses/malware. How can ...
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Windows 8 recovery failures

I am asking a question here because I have finally come to the end of my tether on this issue. I have a HP pavilion PC running windows 8.1. The hard drive had become damaged and no option on the ...
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External monitor connection works with HDMI but not VGA

I smashed my laptop screen so I have to use an external monitor. I can connect with an HDMI cord but not with VGA. I want VGA so I can listen to sound via headphones on the laptop, it's an Acer E1 ...
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Windows 8.1 computer won't hibernate

When hibernating one of two things happens: It immediately wakes up to my login screen, or Pretends its screens are off, but remains on (laptop keyboard is still lit up, fans running). Last time ...
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Firefox and Windows 8.1 64-bit

ALL, I recently bought a new laptop with Windows 8.1 64-bit. On this laptop I installed Firefox latest version. On top of it I put AdBlock and NoScript FF extensions. I am currently running Firefox ...
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How to add FTP or OPP capability to inbuilt bluetooth in Windows 8?

What I wanted to do was browser files on my Windows 8 laptop over bluetooth from my Android phone. For that, I wanted to add OPP or FTP on my bluetooth, which I understand that the default Windows ...
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Can't access shared external drive on Windows 8.1

Internal hard drives are shared on Windows 8.1 and accessed successfully using username/password login via ES File Explorer on Android. Upon sharing a WD Essentials 2TB USB 3.0 HDD and attempting to ...
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Accidentally installed a Node tutorial to WINDOWS/system32

Total noob. Took one one or two classes on python and html/css/js in school and have tried to continue getting to a point where I can consistently work in one console. I was installing node on Windows ...
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Excel CONCATENATE function produces error when referencing a worksheet with space in name

In Microsoft Office Excel 2013 on a Windows 8.1 PC, I get an error message, #NAME?, when trying to do the following: =CONCATENATE('Calculation Sheet'!D, "- Customer Sales") Doing the same with an ...
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Upgrade to Windows 8 after downgrade to 7 (through downgrade rights)

I received a Thinkpad from work that has Windows 7 Pro installed on it through the downgrade rights on Windows 8, but I'd actually like to upgrade it back to Windows 8. I assume it has the ...
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PPP connection from Windows 8 to Linux

I have a linux server that allows PPP connections over a serial cable using PAP authentication. I'm trying to connect from a Windows 8.1 laptop, to no avail. The linux syslog output is quoted below. ...
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Windows 8.1 Update - infinite reboot loop: “We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes”

I just installed Windows 8.1. Unfortunately I also ran the automatic updates which messed everything up with an infinite reboot loop: We couldn't complete the updates. Undoing changes. Don't turn off ...
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Unable to Copy from E partition

I am stuck in weird issue. I moved my images from my phone to a folder in Windows 8's Partition E:/. Now i am trying to move back to my Phone/Flash Drive/Other Partition/Other Machine(via Sharing ...
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How do I suppress the “file format and extension of MyFile.csv” do not match."?

I'm opening a lot of csv files using Excel recently and am repeatedly receiving the warning:- The file format and extension of MyFile.csv do not match. The file could be corrupted or unsafe. ...
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How to know the mac address using serial number [closed]

How do I find a MAC address of a laptop from the service tag? This device connected to the network once. Could I find the mac address from logs from the router? Please give an suggestion on this.
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Sharing hardware resources through network: specifically RAM

I have two systems. One is a laptop and has 2 GB RAM while the other is a desktop having 8 GB RAM. Is it possible to share these resources so that both systems have 10 GB RAM? The ...
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How can I extract the Windows 8 OEM product key when I can't boot to Windows [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with preinstalled Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 8.1 which cannot boot now. I am able to get in recovery screen with an USB installation kit. In order to get the ...
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Chrome wifi keeps connecting to Doubleclick ads

My connection has proven remarkably slow for the past couple weeks. This is normal for our provider, but it's gotten to the point where event static HTML takes seven or eight seconds to load. ...
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Video Recording Software for windows8 that works with ezap capture device. [closed]

I have recently purchased a ezcap video capture device to record video games. However I keep getting ShowBiz to crash on me when i switch it to read the capture device, so i've decided to test out ...
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Does the “Create installation media for Windows 8.1” have all the most recent updates?

I ran across the Create installation media for Windows 8.1 page on Microsoft's site. Does anyone know if the "media" it creates contains all the latest updates or is it just the same bits from the ...
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Why does speeding up audio files with VLC Player not match with RPG Maker VX Ace's Sound Testing? [migrated]

When I speed up 150% an audio file with VLC Player, why doesn't it match the higher-pitched version I get when I speed the same file 150% with RPG Maker VX Ace's Sound Test? Also, it's a 'wav' if ...