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checks if a shut down command has been issued

Is it possible to detect a shutdown event? What are the scripts to detect and handle the event issued in the command prompt? I would like to have the script and use it in a condition that checks if pc ...
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Computer will not boot after motherboard swap

I have a HP pavilion dv7 which came with Win8. It was dropped and broke into two. 3 days later it completely stopped working. After some diagnosis I concluded it was the Motherboard. I could not find ...
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6answers
69 views

Easiest way to BSOD on a fresh install?

I want a fairly easy way to BSOD a fresh install of Windows 7 or 8 on purpose. Preferably offline, with nothing to undo to get it back up and running again as normal, i.e. a reboot should fix the ...
1
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1answer
20 views

How to hibernate Windows on Power Loss and Wake When Power is Restored?

I'm running a Windows 8 tablet in my car as my stereo and have it powered to the ignition (so it only charges on ACC). I'm using EventGhost for automation processes and I'd like to be able to have ...
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0answers
13 views

Can't Bridge Windows 8 Ethernet and Wireless Adapter

I'm trying to bridge my Windows 8 laptop's wired and wireless adapters so I can get internet on an older computer (not that old it's running Windows 7 Ultimate). I did this before a while back but now ...
1
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2answers
48 views

Windows 7 Pro with Windows 8.1 Pro license? [duplicate]

The company I work for will be replacing a group of computers with new. With the pending return of the normal start menu, I'd like to start looking to Windows 8.1 as a viable OS option for the ...
1
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2answers
34 views

Is there any way to get the name of a printer that used to be connected to a Windows computer?

I have Windows 8, and I used to have a printer connected to it. I loved it, but it broke, so now I'm trying to buy a new one, but I forgot to take down the model of it before it was thrown away. I ...
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1answer
33 views

Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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1answer
36 views

Access User X private data as adminstrator

My girlfriends Laptop died a few days ago, now I'm on it to rescue her data. So I put her HDD as slave on my WIN 8 pc. Now is the problem she has all her needed data in her users folder. How may I ...
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0answers
21 views

Sony Vaio Windows 8 freezing during boot, Repair itself unsuccessfully, change in OS worked temporarily

I am using my 4 years old sony vaio E series laptop. I got my motherboard changed last year and the old recovery disk dont work now. I was using WIN 7 until yesterday when the computer froze. I ...
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0answers
28 views

Windows Keeps Losing Wireless Printer - Needs To Be Re-Added Every Day

I have a wireless network with a number of laptops and a Deskjet 2540 wireless printer. The laptops are running Windows 7 with one of them running Windows 8. The wireless modem is a Netgear. If I, ...
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0answers
21 views

'net stats server' has password violations

I've been messing with Windows net commands on my personal PC and noticed something. I ran net stats server and the result showed 106 Password Violations. This is quite odd since I logged on to the ...
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0answers
8 views

My router is having trouble with Windows 8 devices

I have a TP-LINK Wireless N Router WR941ND and several devices (2 notebooks and 1 cellphone). The cellphone is a Windows Phone and the computers are a Acer running Windows 7 Pro and a Dell Vostro V14T ...
0
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0answers
17 views

What is difference between homeusers group and users group?

What is difference between homeusers group and users group? I want to know the property of homeusers group. and I want to know the property of users group?
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2answers
36 views

how to start up items only when laptop plugged in

I'm running windows 8.1 (but that shouldn't matter) on a laptop and was wondering if it would be possible to modify the startup process in a way that: Certain programs ONLY start when you're plugged ...
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2answers
26 views

Program (RackAFX) won't open in clean installs of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

I have a fresh install of Windows 8.1. I installed a program 'RackAFX' but it just won't start. I double click the icon and nothing happens. I have already installed BOTH the x86 and x64 ...
1
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1answer
40 views

How to have both OSs hibernated

I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it all works good, I can hibernate each w/o problems. Now I find annoying that every time I want to go to the other OS I have to shut down the system ...
0
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0answers
23 views

win 7 not running smoothly on win8 host

Recently i've set up a windows 7 vm on my notebook (windows 8 installed). Here's the notebook specs: i7-4500u 8gb ram 1tb hd 2gb dedicated ram vga And here's the vm specs: 100gb of disk space ...
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0answers
27 views

windows 7 recovery partition not working

I have a Samsung N150 laptop. It originally had Win 7 starter on it. I the upgraded it to Windows 8. I now want to revert back to Windows 7. But when I start the netbook and press f4 [recovery], ...
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0answers
19 views

Reformat Windows 8.1 after upgrading from Windows 7

I brought Windows 7 when I built my computer which I upgraded to 8, then 8.1. I want to reformat but am unsure if I am going to use my original product key from my windows 7 box or I would need to ...
3
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1answer
184 views

Computer won't recognize new hard drive

I have a 1TB external drive. It is actually an internal laptop drive I got out of my old HP Pavillion DV7 which I broke. I liked that computer so much I found the exact same model on eBay and bought ...
0
votes
1answer
30 views

.bat file to create a Library with icon in Windows 7 and 8

Is it possible to create a .bat file that creates a Library with an icon in Windows 7 and 8. Of course this can be done by following the already created tutorials online like Change Your Windows 7 ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

Converting ASUS Zenbook from Win8 to Win7.. do i need raid drivers?

I've got an ASUS ZEnBook Prime, ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-XH72T 13.3" Touch Ultrabook and it runs 500GB SDD on RAID 0 configuration. This notebook is running Windows 8, and i desperately need to convert ...
1
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1answer
22 views

How to set a different input method for each app window

How can I have a different input method for each app window on windows 8. When I change input language to ENG all app window also uses this method and I don't want that. Like windows 7 that has a ...
1
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1answer
87 views

Remote Desktop Connection not working Windows 7

I'm having trouble setting up Remote Desktop Connection at work to a Windows 7 Pro SP1 machine. I've enabled RD, checked the services and firewall rules. I've also tried numerous of potential fixes ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Group policy error when adding BitLocker password using manage-bde

I am trying to add a password for BitLocker using manage-mde. manage-bde -protectors -add c: -password And receive the following error. ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8031006a): Group Policy ...
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0answers
30 views

Windows: How do I recognize that someone has access to my PC?

I'm a Windows user (Windows 7 and 8.1). How can I see that somebody has access to my system and how do I block this? I mean both scenarios: Some person somehow knows my password and can access my ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Brightness slider not working

I have installed Windows 8.1. I am unable to change brightness, I found the brightness slider in Windows mobility center but this simply does not work. I move the slider but brightness does not ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

Back-up Image to Virtual Machine

Prior to updating my development machine from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 I did a full Microsoft back-up as well as a full Norton 15 ghost recovery point. After a few weeks of working I discovered ...
0
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1answer
22 views

How to delete a file in the share drive when other computers read this file failed?

I have shared a drive with Operating system: Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Service Pack 1, then write some c++ codes to access this drive with windows API (WNetAddConnection2) from other computers ...
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1answer
74 views

Why does XP installation takes more time than Windows 7 and 8 [closed]

Installation of XP takes more time than Windows 7 and 8..Why it takes so long time? and Why Windows 7 installs faster?
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1answer
24 views

Add an XFCE-style directory menu to Windows 7/8.1

XFCE has the directory menu. Setting the file pattern to * gives you one-click access to a menu with all the files and folders under a given directory on your hard drive. Is there a way to get this ...
0
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0answers
24 views

Save/Export Windows color calibration profile

I'm about to reinstall Windows 8 and I've spent quite a lot of time with the color- and font-calibration there and I'm not sure if I'm able to reproduce the optimal results I have right now again. Is ...
0
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0answers
32 views

Windows 8 can not connect RemoteApp on W2K12 RDS, but Windows 7 can connect. Why?

Windows 8 can not connect RemoteApp (W2K12 RDS), but Windows 7 can connect. Why? External and internal DNS name is different, the public Cert is mapped to RD Web Access and a RD GateWay Role. The ...
0
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2answers
66 views

Real-time local backup on Windows 7/8 [closed]

I'm looking for a reliable backup solution on Windows, something with a feature set similar to Yadis. I've been using CrashPlan for 2 months, but their software lost more than 1TB of my data, that's ...
1
vote
1answer
56 views

Win8/7/XP print spooler not getting along with Zebra ZT230 via WIFI

I have a graphics-intensive 4"x6" label I'm printing to the ZT230. I'm printing multiple (10) copies. When connected via USB, all goes well. However, when connected via wifi, I only get 2 of the ...
1
vote
2answers
142 views

How can I force users to change login passwords every 30 days?

I want to make users in my home network change their login passwords every 30 days. All are Windows based 7/8/XP. I have access to all of them. I have admin access to all computers. Is this possible ...
2
votes
1answer
60 views

Make Language change specific to window/app not whole system (Windows 8.1)

I have Windows 8.1 Pro English. Sometime I need to use another languages (I did not install any language packs and my locale is English). So I have a few keyboards enabled. However in W7 when I switch ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

How can I give a file a custom icon?

I would like a way to give a file a custom icon. I know it's possible to change the icons for an entire file type, but that's not what I want. I know it's possible to create a shortcut to a file, ...
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votes
1answer
27 views

Do windows 7 phone, windows 8 phone, and windows 8 share an app store? [closed]

If I create an App, will it work on all three or do I need to submit a different App to each platform?
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Software to do specific CPU load test [closed]

For the purpose of testing my own script that reports CPU usage I'm looking for a program to put CPU under a certain workload, for instance: 10%, 20%, etc. up to 100%. Is there a program that can do ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

Can I drive a tablet from an external touchscreen monitor?

I'd like to drive a tablet running windows 7 or 8 pro from an external touchscreen monitor. I know the tablet will accept a USB mouse input and will output HDMI to the monitor, so it should work, ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Break or Lag in Audio from PC

I'm experiencing Audio breaks in my PC when played any Song in VLC Media Player or iTunes. But Windows Media Player works fine. What is the reason? Note - I have tried re-installing all my Audio ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Computer Restarts on boot due to Graphics card timeout error

My Computer boots up to Windows 8 logo loading screen and restarts again. A message appears that my PC ran into a problem due to Video Card timeout error and then my PC restarts and its fine. ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

ASUS Laptop Factory Reset to Windows 8 from Windows 7

So, I have an ASUS laptop that has had Windows 7 installed using legacy boot options and reformatting the drives in order to support it, as it initially came with Windows 8. Now I've gotten the task ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

Windows 8 not booting from DVD while trying to install in a Ubuntu 14.04 system

Currently my system runs on Ubuntu 14.04. Yesterday, I deleted and formatted the partition(C drive) as NTFS in which Windows 7 was installed because Windows 7 was not booting for more than a week. I ...
1
vote
0answers
74 views

Intel Rapid Storage Technology (pre-OS) driver installation

My desktop machine is built on Gigabyte GA-Z87-UD3H and Gigabyte provides the latest driver for Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST), which I installed after installing the OS. Same goes for my ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

USMT is it just a backup tool basicaly?

Is my understanding correct about this? USMT copies user data, settings, ect... off to a network drive and then you install the operating system, then you use USMT again to copy the files, settings, ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

can't install Win7 on Asus X200MA [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Win7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit on my new laptop but it seems impossible! Finally I was able to wipe out Win8 on the hd through a Ubuntu LiveCD. Now when I turn on the computer it goes ...
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votes
2answers
35 views

Windows 8 - Driver conflict issue

Recently, all USB devices stopped working on my laptop. Devices are powered but not working. Mice, drives, keyboards, and all other devices. For example, when I plug a mouse in, it is identified ...