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Windows search shows wrong drive letter in results

When I search folder in Desktop under C:, the search results point me to the right path, but at E: instead. My computer had its OS cloned to an SSD, and the old OS resides in E: now. Maybe something ...
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Can BitLocker be forced not to use the TPM when one is available?

I have a Dell D420 laptop. I want to encrypt my Windows 8.1 installation using BitLocker, however this computer appears to have a TPM installed and I do not want to use it. BitLocker keeps telling me ...
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Windows 8 dropping wifi for a short time

Previously, my laptop connects to wifi well. However, I just moved to a new place, and now it will sometimes drop wifi connection (lose connection and can't see the wifi for a while, ~ 2 min). I ...
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USB disabled after a unsuccessful VirtualBox installation

I was installing VirtualBox-5.0 in my windows 8 and, in the middle of the process, the computer froze completely and I had to force reboot it. It seems like the computer froze just in the step of ...
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Cannot access external drives

Whenever I plug in external devices, (USB, iPhone, iPod, etc.), a prompt pops up saying I "don't currently have permission to access this folder." After I click continue, it tells me I've been denied ...
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Windows hybernate vs shutdown + boot up times: Why choose for hibernate? [duplicate]

After reading this post, a comparison between the different boot times and hibernate times of the different windows OS's of today, I wondered why would I want to hibernate my pc/laptop? Considering ...
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Recieved BSOD after restart

When i start my laptop i get this error "DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION" i really donyt know what is the issue... can some one help.... Dump File Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17336 ...
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how to remove file d:\hiberfil.sys

I have 2 hard drives: C: and D:. D once was a system disk and contains huge file hiberfil.sys. I cannot delete it even as administrator. I tried powercfg -h off, but it removed c:hiberfil.sys and not ...
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How do I upgrade to Windows 10 if I have less than 8 GB free?

I have an ASUS X205TA with MS Windows 8.1. This has a 32 GB drive, but it also uses WIMBoot and has a recovery partition. I am unable to get more than 7.5 GB of free space. Microsoft offer a ...
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Asus laptop can't get past Windows 8 loading screen

My laptop gets stuck after the Windows 8 logo and spinning circle loading screen. After it finishes loading, all I get is a blinking black screen. I tried booting to the boot options menu to try to ...
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How to disable the Windows Button on a tablet?

I need to set up a tablet that runs a WPF application in a sort of Kiosk Mode similar to that found with Metro GUI Apps. The only problem that seems to be left is the Windows button on the front of ...
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How to host modern console application on legacy serial COM device in Windows

EDIT: Changed primary example from Zork Dungeon to the default OS shell. I have a console application running on a modern machine. I also have an Apple //e with a Super Serial Card, which allows it ...
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Programmatically read “Turn off hard disk after” value in Windows

I'm looking for a way to programmatically read the current setting of the "Turn off hard disk after" value, located in the advanced power options in Windows 7 and later. I'm aware of the powercfg ...
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Windows 8 traffic limit warning

Windows 8 allows to set some network connections as limited. And it will count traffic through those connections and show it. One of my connections is 3G wireless network. Traffic through this ...
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Access ODBC connection made on another PC?

I have made an ODBC connection on a Windows XP machine. I have another Windows 8 machine on the same network. I want to access that ODBC connection on XP from the Windows 8 machine without having to ...
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Open two sessions of the same user on windows

I want to open two sessions on my computer, of the same user and switch between them using win+l. I want that the same user will be loggen in for both sessions. I success to do it, when connecting by ...
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Ubuntu and Win 8.1 DualBoot with default Windows booting

I am a proud owner of Asus ux32ln with 128GB SSD drive. I want to install Ubuntu as my secondary system (work, studies and stuff). So what I want to achieve is to install Ubuntu that way that windows ...
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Can I boot from a .wim file on a usb?

The wim file on the usb has a Windows 10 image. Currently I'm using a Windows 8 Dell Venue 10 tablet. I've tried googling for help but nothing has worked. The USB doesn't show up in the boot setup. ...
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Laptop sold with “Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit/Windows 8.1 Pro Downgrade”, possible to upgrade to Windows 10?

For whatever reason this laptop sells with a Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit preinstalled which is actually a downgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro. Now, will I still get the free Windows 10 upgrade with this ...
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Sharing folders between Windows XP and 8?

so i'm trying to share folders between my 2 machines, an old XP desktop and a newer 8 laptop. i can access the shared folders on my XP from my 8 just fine through the good old ip search (ie. ...
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HP Envy 23 - Dim/Turn Off Backlight

In order to listen to music at night I want to turn down/off the background light on my HP Envy 23 without powering off, so the music can play. How do I turn it off? My search/brightness implies ...
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Upgrading machine to SSD, and upgrading OS

I am upgrading my machine(selfbuilt) to run on an SSD(250gb). I want to put my OS and common apps on it, I know I am not exactly reinvinting the wheel here in terms of complicated questions, but I ...
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Windows 7 dont have Speakers on Playback Options

after reinstalling windows 7 i dont have sound and after install Audio Driver such as download Audio Driver from ASUS website and reinstall that after uninstall current driver or Install/Update Driver ...
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How to send notification to user on windows 8.1?

I want to make breaks during PC work. How to sent notification to user every 50 min on windows 8.1?
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Laptop with two external monitors, when redocked - doesn't restore apps to correct monitor

I have a Sony Vaio laptop and Windows 8. I have two external monitors. If I reboot and launch apps from the various task bars on the two external monitors, those apps launch there properly (e.g. say ...
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BCDedit showing the requested system device cannot be found, unable to get into safemode

I have a lenovo t430 laptop which boots shows the windows boot screen but then goes black for the login screen I suspect windows update has caused an issue and Im sure it can be resolved in safe mode ...
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Windows 8. 1 update holds on 78%?

I have gone through different forums. But few stated that antivirus is preventing while upgrading it. But I just disabled the protection than tried again. But it stops on the same level. No ...
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Strange error message trying to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

I have legally had both Windows 8.1 and Win 10 Preview on a certain computer. But now, every time I try to upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, I get a ridiculous error message that my video card ...
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reinstalling windows 10 and license key

My friend has a computer which he bought used. It came with a legitimate copy of windows 8. My friend got the free upgrade to windows 10 and installed it. Then the computer crashed, leaving the disk ...
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Is there a way to create invisible text?

I would like to create a text file (the format doesn't matter) whose text is invisible. I don't mean a hidden file. A normal file with invisible, copiable text. Or could it be displayed the way ...
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Windows 10 Protected EAP settings will not save on VPN connection

With my new Windows 10 machine I have set up a Windows VPN connection, but I need to tell Windows not to validate the certificate as it's self-signed. On my Windows 7 machine I simply untick the ...
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How to replace mistakenly typed characters without pressing backspace?

I have seen this in many videos, where the programmers replace a mistakenly typed character without typing the backspace button. Here is a sample video showing what I am actually meaning where the ...
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Change Target of File Explorer in Windows 8.1 Pro

This is similar to Make Windows 8.1 & 10 File Explorer open in “This PC” view except that I don't want to it open in "This PC", I want it to open a path of my choice. What people frequently ...
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Windows 10 Install on low disk space tablet

I have a tablet PC that has come preinstalled with Windows 8.1. The tablet has a 16GB HDD but when formatted with NTFS it has 9.66 GB of usable space. It also has a SD card slot up to 32GB. I have ...
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Can I see why Windows 8 decided that an automatic repair was required?

I got an Acer laptop that works just fine, when it boots... and the problem is that it wants to do an automatic repair pretty much every other boot. And at times, that takes 5 or 10 tries before it ...
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Laptop shuts down suddenly when running on battery

My Acer Aspire S7-392 runs well on mains, but on battery shuts down suddenly and without warning. And I mean no warning, it is like someone yanked the power from a desktop PC. Windows does not ...
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Move OEM Windows install to an SSD

I just bought a Samsung SSD for my girlfriend and moved the Windows 8.1.1 installation (installed with education key) over to the SSD with the Samsung Migration software. Then I physically swapped the ...
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How to stop remote desktop logoff after closing the connection

While I am using remote desktop connection(mstsc.exe), when I close the connection, I get logged off from the remote machine. Is there a way to stop logging off after disconnection ? Client and ...
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Is it possible to change the function keys with respect to Sticky Keys?

I'm trying to use a function in a game that involves pressing both space and an alphanumeric key at the same time. The intended effect should be something like "a a a a " rather than "a aaa." It is ...
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Where is my program located that I run from command prompt [duplicate]

I run command svn in command prompt and it works fine. Now I need to know where this executable located on my file system. How to know it?
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How to switch from RDP user login to local user login with Windows 8.1

I have a Windows 8.1 desktop PC where I log into using RDP. Now I want to use Moonlight (Android app) that also uses some of the remote protocols used by RDP. Besides that Moonlight also uses Nvidia ...
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HP Pavillion. Currently stll Windows 8

Since I got this computer it has never showed me the whole screen at once. I have to press the up/down and left/right arrows to see the edges and estimate that I'm only seeing the middle 1/9th of the ...
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How to add a Deny ACE for TrustedInstaller?

I'm having trouble deleting a file/folder. The operating system claims its in use even though its old and subject to deletion. The same problem occurs on occasion under both Windows 8 and Windows 10. ...
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Track after hour users on computer

If I wanted to track all users that log-in to a specific computer, regardless of admin rights or not, what would be the best, most efficient, least obvious method of doing so? And without snooping on ...
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Delete old Skype contact data from Windows 8

How do I delete the Skype contact user list from the Windows contact list when they are no longer in my Skype contact list? I tried the standard way. Windows 8 said to do it but I could not find the ...
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System.RunTime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80070422)

Been receiving this error when I try to start up my VPN. An Unexpected Error Occurred: System.RunTime.InteropServices.COMException (0x80070422): TheServices cannot be started, either because it is ...
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Windows 8 pro installation meadia driver error

I have a factory original Envy dv6 with 8.1, actually 8.1 was installed later. It's home edition and I want to install a clean Win 8 Pro. I've created a boot image disk and the installation starts but ...
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How do I add permission to read on a drive

I have badly messed up my hard drive permissions. I was trying to deny guest accounts from accessing one of my logical partitions. While disabling the read, write permissions I have disabled read ...
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Using a laptop as an external keyboard

Is it possible for me to use my laptop as a USB keyboard for my tablet? My tablet will be running a proprietary OS that only supports normal external USB keyboards and so installing software on my ...
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Dell Inspirion fan speed control

My Dell Inspirion 15 notebook routinely slows down after some period of gaming and I suspect it is due to heating up. None of regular fan speed control software - e.g. SpeedFan, MSI Afterburner - ...