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Blocking access to folder at specific hours

I am quite sure this question has been asked already, but I can't find the (removed?) post anymore. How can I block the access to some folders (i.e music, videos...) on my laptop at specific hours ...
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I cannot add a network printer to my windows 10 machine. Access is denied even when I set no username or password

I posted this on serverfault, but they have voted I move this question to this forum and I am unable to delete the question. Here is my scenario: I have two computers, one a windows 8.1 machine that ...
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How do I get the Find Bar back in Internet Explorer 11?

I have somehow broken the find bar in Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 8.1 When I push Ctrl+F, I get this dialog box If I go through the menus (Edit → Find) then I get nothing at all. Is this ...
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How to fix KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED BSOD?

I am on Windows 8.1 and I'm getting a BSOD " :( Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting some error info and then we'll restart for you. KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED ...
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How to Middle-Click on Touchscreen in Windows 8.1

I thought this would be simple, but I've searched previous SuperUser threads and on Google and I cannot find a way to middle-click on a touchscreen in Windows 8.1 (on a Lenovo laptop in my case). ...
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Laptop won't send display to video mixer

I'm trying to get my laptop (Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B12P) to recognise a DataVideo HS-2000 video mixer as a second display, something I've done successfully in the past with a Mac Mini. The laptop ...
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Recurring Application Error after disabling Windows Error Reporting service

I am running Windows 8.1 - 64 bit version. I followed the instructions listed here http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/disable-error-reporting-windows to disable Windows Error Reporting Service through ...
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Run several processes in cmd window with ConEmu

I'm using ConEmu with Windows 8.1. I need to write a BAT-file, which will run ConEmu and open several cmd-shell tabs, running a process in each of it. Right now my file looks like this: start ...
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Fix screen flicker in Windows 8.1

My notebook screen does not flickers in Linux (dual-boot alongside windows)-means my screen hardware is working. While Google-ing for this issue I found that it can be fixed by checking the box under ...
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Unable to create system image: One of volumes specified for backup is invalid

Having rebuilt my laptop from a Windows 8.1 sys-prepped image, then spent a day adding additional applications, I want to create a system image to speed up any future rebuilds. However, when I ...
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High pitch noise when monitor displays anything in table form [duplicate]

I've come across a lot of posts handling noises of batteries, computers, chargers,... but what I'm experiencing, I've never seen before. I'm working on a LG Ultrawide monitor 29UM65 (ratio 21:9). ...
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How to get war file opens with “pick an app” default?

I have created war file in Eclipse. After creating the war file, I have right clicked on the file and opens with word format.But whenever I want to create the ware, automatically it will be creating ...
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Veracrypt decrypt multiple drives at boot

I want to encrypt my C:\ and D:\ drive using veracrypt. And have them both decrypted at boot. C:\ hosts my OS (win8.1) and D:\ holds most of my installed applications since C:\ only has 90GB of ...
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Connect to an upper level network's device

I have the following local network: My laptop is running windows 8.1. When I connect to the network through cable (B) windows automatically detects the printer and I am all set to print, But when ...
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Indexing issue causing Outlook search to not work

I have a windows 8.1 and outlook 2010 account on Exchange, outlook can not search all files. I have fixed the issue before by deleting the old .ost file in AppData/Local/Microsoft/Outlook. This worked ...
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Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces Pool deletion

I am trying to delete my raid 0 storage pool and it seems that maybe the storage spaces utility doesn't recognize the pool being there. According to these screenshots (and others I have found that are ...
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Prevent internet explorer from storing personal certificates from my smart card [on hold]

I'm sure this is quite easy, but I can't find the solution. I have a windows 8.1 PC with IE11 and a smart card reader. I have several users on that PC. Everytime a user logs in and uses the smart card ...
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How to setup a windows8 pc for multiple access but sharing the passwords stored in the browser [on hold]

I'll try to describe the current situation: a group of users need to access to a specific webpage that requires a password. They don't need to know the password (it's not a secret, just it's not their ...
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Changing Windows 8/8.1 Install Date

Please can someone point me to the registry key that the Original Install Date when you run systeminfo is stored? Thanks
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unable to activate hidden administrator on windows 8.1 using cmd prompt

I have been trying to enable the hidden Administrator account with higher privileges on Windows 8.1 using a cmd prompt (as administrator). I tried : net user administrator /active:yes I get the an ...
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I barely have free space in the system partition but I should have much more (Windows 8.1)

At work I have a computer with two hard drives, a 60 GB SSD as the system partition and a 300GB HDD as a data partition. The SSD is almost full or at least that's what I can see in the disk manager ...
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Unknown publisher - how to tell UAC the program is ok?

I've found an interesting utility called OpenHardwareMonitor which gives live updates for CPU temperatures and some other metrics. Impressive. Question is, when I launch the application, Windows User ...
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Manually detect malware (such as a keylogger)? [duplicate]

Is there any way to manually detect if malware, specifically a keylogger is installed? Looking for answers on XP, 7 and 8.1. For example, is there a combination of any of these options that can ...
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Will I have any issues installing a Hard Drive with another OS, on my computer

My computer is running Windows 10, and I would like to plug my 1TB 7200rpm HD from my old computer into this as additional storage. This other HD has windows 8.1 installed on it. Will I have any ...
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How I make Windows lie about the GPU installed?

I have a nVidia Optimus. What I really wanted to ask, is how to get rid of it, but I know I won't get any useful answer, this site is already filled with similar questions with no decent reply... the ...
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Visual Express installation aborted at KB2999226 update

I have windows 8.1 installed on my computer. I tried to install Visual Express 2015 on it and the installation get aborted when it tries to install KB2999226 update. Then I tried to install that ...
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Ethernet Unidentified Network (Windows 8.1) after linux Installation

the title says it all. but i'd like to add some detail about this error.im dual booting windows 8.1 and fedora 23 yesterday. in linux all of my network adapter is working perfectly fine but, after i ...
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After remote desktop session, windows on host do not refresh properly

When I return to my Windows 8.1 machine after having accessed it remotely many of the windows do not redraw. The worst case is Outlook 2013 which when brought active only refreshes a few of the ...
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Just format Dell Inspiron 3521, no network driver works for wireless

I just format my computer (Dell Inspiron 3521) and for some reason, after entering my service tag into the dell support website to download drivers, none of the ones shown to me work for the wireless ...
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Windows 8.1, Forgot password for local admin, no other accounts [duplicate]

After looking around for a while the internet seems to think the only option I have is to reinstall windows on the pc in question. Does anyone have an alternative option? Some way to recover/reset the ...
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Error Code 0xc0000018 when trying to direct dial in Skype

I am trying to use Skype on my Dell Inspiron 15, 3000 series laptop to click to call directly from websites, but keep getting a windows error message: Skypelcon.exe Application Error - the ...
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HDD in laptop's optical bay spins down too soon

I have bought a caddy to place in the optical bay of my laptop, in order to use the original HDD provided with the computer, since I got a way more performant but smaller SSD lodged in the primary ...
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Internet connection sharing - gets disabled at pc shut down or restart

I am a windows 8.1 user. Recently I have been trying to use my computer's internet connection by creating hotspot. Although everything works fine and good except a little thing, which I'm curious ...
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Setting environment variables in cmd has no effect

I'm trying to set up paths to VS tools to run them in command line, as per https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/x4d2c09s.aspx I run vcvarsall x64 from elevated command prompt and check the ...
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Win 8.1 not going to sleep

I have searched quite a lot already but unfortunately didnt find any solution or hint yet. My problem is NOT that my computer starts/boots itself from standby mode. For this often discussed problem, ...
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Can't delete file

I have the problem of: You'll need administrator permission to delete this file, for an mp4 file downloaded from Youtube. After trying to delete it a number of times it started to give the above ...
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How to check the event log (if any) for network failure?

Suppose, when you leave your computer running while it's connected to internet and after a while if your WiFi modem freezes in the middle, then there would be a "Limited or No Network connectivity" ...
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WiFi connection and icon missing completely

Please, I need your help. I've got the hang of windows 8.1 except for one thing, I can't find, use or enable WiFi! Will you help me please? Where is my WiFi?
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Run zip on command-line

I have a bash file with this line zip -q0X "../$1.epub" mimetype But when I run this file on prompt, this error appear: publish: line 4: zip: command not found What can I do to run zip command? ...
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How to stop an application triggering Windows Error Reporting in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10?

We have an in-house application A.exe which statically links to a third-party B.dll, one of whose functions involves starting another third-party (fourth-party?) application C.exe and injecting itself ...
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Some graphic elements missing from some softwares in Windows 8.1

here my eclipse welcome screen looks like: and here is how my Jcreator window looks like: There are some visual elements missing. Any advice or suggestion?
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Sleep and restart issue related to registry or BIOS

I have been looking all over the internet for about half a year now.. Before: 1. Installed many antivirus programs 2. sucked (AVG) so I uninstalled it 3. AVG gave me MacAfee AntiVirus while ...
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LAN connection drop every couple of minute

I have a problem related to my LAN. It drop every couple of minutes, only for my PC, so it's not network issues (wired), but PC issue. Winx64 8.1 Pro. ASUS p9x79 motherboard. (I use integrated ...
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Unable to wake computer from sleep/hibernate

Samsung Chronos 7 laptop (Intel core i7) running Windows 8.1 Issue: laptop won't wake from sleep/hibernate with hibernate the display does not shut off, screen black, unable to wake with sleep (and ...
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Factory reset on windows 8.1 not working

So here is the situation... I got a used Dell PC at work (from my predecessor). Windows 8.1. was factory preinstalled but it got cluttered with random software over time so I want to reinstall it ...
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USB device cannot be stopped

So I believe this device may be completely irrecoverable, but I want to know what you guys think. My memory about what happened isn't great but I can provide details. I have a 120 GB SSD inside an ...
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Set a Windows Line input device as a Microphone input device?

I am attempting to use Rosetta Stone (Windows 8.1). My microphone config is an XLR microphone connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 USB Audio interface. This equipment works fine for any other ...
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Cannot convert Crystal Report to PDF “Failed to Export the Report”

Our users cannot export their Crystal Reports to PDF in Windows 7 and 8/8.1. An error message pops up saying "Failed to export the report". Users noticed this occurred after a recent Microsoft update. ...
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Getting “Watch Dog Time out” when starting VMWare Workstation

I had installed VMWare Workstation at my windows 8.1 but whenever I am starting the VMWare Workstation I am getting error "Watch Dog Timeout" could please suggest us what to do now. I have 4 GB of ...
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How to disable “Do you want to run this application?” popup for signed java app

I have a java scanning app run on my computer every day and every time it runs I'm getting this warning In more information: I've checked the certificate and the app is signed (Thawte is a root ...