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Unrecoverable format HDD without touching Recovery partitions

could you tell me how to format partitions on hard drive (normal HDD, not SSD) in such a way that the data would be unrecoverable? I want to sell my laptop, but it has preinstalled Windows 8. I am ...
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Will turning of the power to a pc in sleep mode cause any problems?

I have a pc that whenever I go to sleep I need to save some programs in a way that I don't have to close them. So what I've been doing is putting my pc into sleep mode. This reacently caused it to ...
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Missing on-screen keyboard for Bitlocker

I have a Lenovo Yoga tablet that identifies on the command prompt as 20C30024US with the csproduct get name command. It runs Windows 8 x64 Enterprise with Bitlocker enabled. This tablet has no ...
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Command ping -c 1 localhost requires admin EVEN if run as admin

I've written a program that makes ip addresses, and I'm trying to ping the IP addresses to find out if they are false or true. When I use the command ping -c 1 <ip> it tells me Access ...
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How to fix Windows 10 text size issues without restarting

I use a 2560x1440 laptop which I connect to a 27" 1080p monitor to work with. When I start the laptop disconnected, and then connect it, I get very slight blurring around everything, as if higher ...
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CPU Spiking When Computer Is Locked

Today I installed a new CPU cooler onto my desktop that actively monitors the CPU temps and will adjust the fan speeds as needed. It also alters an LED on the cooler based on the temps of the CPU. I ...
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Why does Windows Search “Indexing Options” select the wrong drive if it's cloned?

I cloned a Windows 10 HDD to a Samsung SSD using "Samsung Data Migration Software". I then installed a fresh copy of Windows 10 on the SSD. The SSD is now C: and the HDD is D:. When in Control Panel, ...
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How to dual boot windows 10 and windows 8 in legacy mode?

I currently have windows 10 single boot. I recently installed windows 8.1 on one partition of my hard disk. When I restarted, there was just a blank screen for about 10 minutes and then showed some ...
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Windows TaskBar doesn't show new items

Since Windows 7(mayne Vista too) I have a problem with pinning an item to taskbar. The path to taskbar is %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar, but adding either ...
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Disk partitioning

I recently installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 8, and I partitioned my D drive and allocated 57GB for Ubuntu. But unfortunately, somehow the other partition in my D drive became unallocated like this ...
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windows 8 password protected sharing - workgroup (confuse)

I am not sure if this is the correct understanding and behavior in a workgroup. compA/folderA shared with user compA/userA If password protected sharing is turn on in compA 1) when compB try to ...
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New PC with new and old drives

so I ordered parts for a new PC that should arrive soon and here's the situation : I want to transfer two drives with data on them from a non-working pc running windows 7 to a new computer that will ...
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Can't access kaspersky rescue disk

I have Been Trying to Boot My CD Wih Kaspersky Rescue Disk On My UEFI Bios And Can't Get Into Windows. I Don't Know If Legacy Mode Is Safe For Windows 8! I Tried Everything Except Legacy mode. ...
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how to copy a folder and its contents to another folder using xcopy?

So I've been trying to copy a folder to another folder. But whatever I do, it only copies the file(s) inside the source folder. I've looked at numerous examples like: ss64 example microsoft example ...
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Windows 8.1 unable to delete nonexisting homegroup

On Windows 8.1 64bit, I am unable to delete non-existing HomeGroup that appears in ControlPanel->HomeGroup, at the same time I am unable to join the same non-existing HomeGroup, what is logical. When ...
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Looking for a way to view what is causing device disconnects

EDIT: Turns out it was a problem with Windows 8.1. Following this guide fixed things. Long story short, I have a problem with my keyboard disconnecting briefly every few minutes, and have tried ...
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Trouble exiting Chrome Fullscreen mode with mouse (instead of pressing f11 again)

Previously with a full screen (f11) chrome browser, I could move my mouse to the top of the screen and a popup would come up that I could click to exit fullscreen mode. The popup doesn't come up ...
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creating windows hot key?

I have folder hierarchy like C > folder1>folder2. If I have to open folder 2 I have to navigate through C > folder1>folder2. I know we can create custom windows hot keys. what works for me first ...
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Why does large file transfers stop at 99% for a few minutes?

I've been meaning to ask this question for a long time. While trying to copy/move files(large sizes say over 10GB) in Windows from or to any external drive, I notice that the transfer activity remains ...
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Can not use copy and past while copying from remote pc

I am using Windows Remote Desktop Connection to connect a remote server. My local machine runs Windows 8.1 and the server is Windows Server 2012 R2. If I copied a file from the server to my machine ...
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Keyboard (and sometimes mouse) briefly disconnects then reconnects

Both are wired, so I doubt it's a case of connections being interrupted or weak, and oddly enough I do not have this problem at all when used on another PC. Under Power Management, I have disabled the ...
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Downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 7

I have bought Windows 8 online, and since then upgraded first to Windows 8.1 and now Windows 10. There seems to be some misconfigurations with my OS. I have tried formatting serveral times, but it ...
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How to play audio from 4 monitors simultaneously?

I've seen guides on how to play audio through the sound on two monitors simultaneously. I want to do it on all 4 of my monitors simultaneously simultaneously. Running Windows 8.1 Pro with Diamond ...
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How to show all windows on Windows 8 without re-scaling?

Upon desktop effects one of the features I appreciate the most is an easy and fast way to show all running windows at once. Like pressing Super-Key on Debian. A variation of this was Flip3D on WIndows ...
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Internet access via Wireless from laptop does not work

I am on a Windows 8 laptop. This laptop does not connect to the wireless network which I have access to. I am able to browse the internet via LAN wire while being connected on this LAN. This is a ...
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Resize partitions on double booted machine

I have Window 8 and Ubuntu on machine and I want to resize both partitions. Shrink windows's and enlarge ubuntu's. Can I do that with gparted from live usb without loss of data?
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Windows 8.1 randomly enters the lock screen

I have a Windows 8.1 desktop machine which, as the title says, randomly enters in the lock screen. The lock outs are not periodic and happen even when the user is working the computer. My first ...
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Computer wakes up when called by ip

I have a Z97 motherboard from ASUS (windows 10), setup to work with wake on lan in uefi and windows settings: In the uefi settings I enabled wake on pci express from APM settings in windows, device ...
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Unable to create new profile in outlook 2013

Unable to create new profile of office365 users.(Exchange account) Things tried. Removing profile from control panel. Uninstalling and installing office 2013. Adding account with manual settings. ...
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problems connecting to mikrotik admin interface via router ip

All works fine ultil few days, now when i try to connect to 192.168.88.1 is giving me a connection refused error, internet works fine but can't connect to router admin interface, my router is ...
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How to install all Windows 8 partitions on single drive on multidrive system?

Yesterday I wiped Windows and Linux systems and reinstalled them. My disk setup is: sda - ext4 - 2TB HDD - data sdb - ext4 - 2TB HDD - data sdc - NTFS - 3TB HDD - backup sdd - NTFS - 120GB SSD - ...
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Would the Windows 8 Pro OEM Recovery Disc for one Lenovo notebook work on another one?

Recently bought a Lenovo X1 Carbon (1st Gen), which has Windows 8 Pro OEM installed on it. I want to wipe the SSD and put Linux on it, but I'd like to know I can always restore the original Windows 8 ...
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Will the Windows 8 Recovery USB “Reset” Option work on a blank HD?

Similar questions have been asked before at various times, but there is no clear answer on THIS question. Neither do the instructions for the Windows 8 Recovery USB provide much of an answer. Say I ...
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Why file copy speed is initially higher than in average?

What is the explanation of the following phenomenon observed in local file copy speed? As you can see, it keeps stable at 120 MB/s, but at the beginning, it was nearly double of that. Is there some ...
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How to only connect to one SSID (access point) Win 8.1

I have searched for this solution but have not found an answer. How do I only connect to one SSID / Access Point (ie. my router). I do not want to keep pinging/roaming other routers in my ...
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Move Windows bootloader from one disk to another (preserve files)

I have bought a new SSD (call it Z), put it in my computer, and I have installed a windows 8 on it. My previous disk (call it X) also has a windows 8 installed, but now I want to reformat it for other ...
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Windows won't boot after failed elementary OS install

I've tried to install elementary os and it failed (grub-install). Now when I try to boot into windows(8.1)(or windows 8 installation disk) it starts automatic repair and then I get stuck on a screen ...
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installation issue in windows 8 sql server 2008

I have installed vs 2010 ultimate and sql 2008 in windows 8.but after installation sql is not found.i checked in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn also.There is an INSTALLOG ...
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Intermittent access to a shared folder

I have a small network with around 5 computers, but no server. So I setup a shared folder on one of these computers for the other computers to access. This normally works fine, but every now and then ...
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Is there any way to access a Ext4 partition from Windows? [duplicate]

I dual boot my PC (Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04), is there any way I can access the Ext4 partition from Windows? I just need to read a couple of folders, nothing else.
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Can't switch user to Administrator Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Guys I have an BIG problem there, I have created an user from Administrator, my laptop was automaticly restarted and logged in to that user, and I can't Find anymore the Administrator... I tried to ...
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Understanding Windows 8 users account and remote desktop

I do not want to further confuse myself by asking on the difference between domain account and local account. Just want to clarify the following behavior for local accounts. Let's say I created 2 ...
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Where is the option to turn on Intel vt-x

I am trying to develop for android and I use emulator to test my applications. The emulator does not start in Android Studio unless HAXM or Intel atom x86 is installed on the computer. I downloaded ...
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Windows on secondary monitor gets moved when resolution changes

I like to watch stuff on my second monitor while I play CS. The problem is that when I enter the game and the resolution changes all the windows on my second monitor gets moved to the right until ...
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Notedpad++ files displaying NULNULNUL after PC suddenly shutdown?

A text file was opened in notepad++. Unfortunately . PC was shutdown suddenly due to out of battery. When i switched on PC again, I opened my file and found only NULNULNULNULNULNULNULNULNUL . This was ...
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Create Windows 7 Library on custom location

I want to create a "virtual" folder or Windows 7 Library on a custom location, for example "C:\Program Files\SomeSoftware", and link to there folders that are on a different drive, so SomeSoftware can ...
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Windows 8 boot error 0x0000001 - diskpart doesn't detect SSD in IDE mode

My ASUS A75 Laptop randomly broke. Startup gives 0x0000001 Error. To repair i use the Win 8 DVD, but it only shows a black screen in AHCI mode (it shows the windows logo and loading circle but then ...
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windows 8 running cmd as administrator without getting a pop up message

I can run cmd as admin by right click and then clicking "run as administrator". But then windows gives me a pop message asking if "do you want following program to make changes to your computer"... ...
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What does “msnbot” mean in netstat listings?

I was checking my Windows 8.1 PC's outgoing connections using the command netstat 5, on the advice of this article to check whether I have botnet problems. Everything looked normal except this: ...
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Keyboard Fails once Windows Booted

I have a laptop that worked fine. It has not been attached to a network, and no software has been installed or uninstalled. Now, the keyboard and mouse both do not work at the Windows login prompt. ...