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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. ...
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Automatically check if a program is (still) running. If not, start it

Is there a tool that constantly checks, if another process is running, and if not, starts it? For Windows 7-10. I have a background process running, a piece of free software I need. Even though it ...
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Mystery Proxy Appears in Internet Options (in Control Panel)

I keep having my "Internet Properties" use a proxy for the Local Area Network, and I don't know where it's coming from. I thought maybe I had a virus, so I scanned with Eset and found nothing. The ...
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How can I create Windows install media that boots & installs UEFI ONLY?

I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode on my Mac Pro 4,1 flashed to 5,1 with 3.46GHz Intel W3690. As far as I can tell, Windows will only create media that boots the way the box that creates ...
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Icons in context menu on Windows 8 taskbar are displaced

When I right click a taskbar-icon in Windows 8, The "pin program" and "close window" icons are behaving as shown in the image below. How to make these icons behave like the other ones in the ...
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Is there any way to get Windows 8 (not 8.1) Installation Media if I only have access to Windows 8.1?

Long story short, I've got a device and an OEM Product Key for a licence for Windows 8 on it. After a complicated journey of many upgrades and downgrades now I find myself with Windows 8.1 installed ...
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Auto Wi-Fi connection on Windows

I am looking on how to connect to a WiFi SSID on Windows OS, but I have not been successful. First of all I tried using windows commands like: netsh connect ssid=SSIDNAME name=PROFILENAME This ...
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Windows and hybrid MBR on removable USB disk

I carry an USB thumbdrive with me. It contains a data partition, an Ubuntu Linux installation and an EFI System Partition. It uses a hybrid MBR so I can boot from it on modern EFI-only and legacy BIOS ...
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Configuring Windows 8/8.1/10 File History via command line

tl;dr: Is there a way to configure windows 8 file history via unattended command-line/some script? long story: I'm configuring a lot of stand-alone (non-domain) PCs and I think some backup is better ...
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Windows 8 tablet command prompt borderless fullscreen mode

My project is processing a big queue of devices and I want to use a windows 8 tablet that is not in use anymore to display the status of the queue with a Python script. The script is running fine and ...
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Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 851F

I have this tablet, and the story with it is very strange. First when I got it I had Win8.1 which I tried to upgrade to Win10. But it failed, because when after 60% it told me to chose language, my ...
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My laptop won't boot after adding RAM

I have a problem with my HP dv6 laptop, which has dual boot Win 8 and Ubuntu. It came with 4 GB RAM (one stick), and I added an 8GB stick. When I try to boot to Win 8, it gives me BSOD, Your ...
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Windows explorer windows jumping around

Having a weird problem with my work computer. Have you ever noticed how sometimes explorer windows sometime seem to develop a preferred size shape and default opening location on your desktop? Well ...
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Booting from a Windows 8 repair USB using Grub2 command line

I installed a Linux Mint 15 dual-boot alongside Windows 8.1. I no longer needed it, so I followed the instructions here for detleting the partitions. I then restarted my computer with the intention of ...
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Modify Partitions of USB on Windows 8

In Disk Manager we see the USB drive .. but its partitioning settings are not coming up as modifiable: My intention is to generate a UEFI bootable usb .. but that requires access to the ...
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Windows boot error: C:\Windows\system32\config\system Error code: 0xc0000185

I experienced some issue with the Windows 8 boot phase and I tried to solve them ( you can find here an explanation of what I did). Now, the problem I have is that I followed the procedure in this ...
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Windows 8 “chkdsk /r” stuck on stage 4

I know that there are many questions about this topic but I think my situation is a bit different and since I'm a newbie, I'd need some tips and help specific for my case. I have a Windows 8 pc which ...
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Any secure backdoor for Windows 8? [closed]

I want to install a backdoor to my laptop with Windows 8 so that I can access it and stay hidden, just in case if someone will steal it. Most of remote access tools are not hidden and it is obvious if ...
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Why wont computers on LAN show up on “Network” in Windows Explorer?

I have 2 desktop computers. One on ethernet and one on wifi. One running Windows 10, one running Windows 8. Both machines have network discovery on. Both have RDP enabled. But when I go to the ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't know it's a tablet

So, recently I've got locked out of my tablet (HP Stream 7) and decided to format it. I just installed a clean version of Windows 8.1 and now I'm noticing that the touchscreen, power button etc don't ...
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Changing the border width of windows in Windows 8

After we Restore down, a maximized window in Windows 8, somewhat thicker outer border can be seen. But in Windows 10. As I remember there is no such a border in Windows 10. Is there any way to ...
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Dual wi-fi on 1 adaptor

How do I connect to more than one wifi network using one adaptor? I have a dual-band 802.11n adaptor and Windows 8. I know about netsh commands for making your own network, but how can I create a ...
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Win 8.1 Enterprise - Input method, keyboard layout

let me be short. I am on the above OS and would like to know if setting a different keyboard input affects only me or everyone who will use the PC. As in, is it a user or machine setting? To ...
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How to connect to PCs together via Ethernet for file sharing?

I have a PC running Windows 10 and another running Windows 8.1, I' trying to connect them using an Ethernet cable so I can transfer 100 GB from the Windows 10 machine to the Windows 8.1. I've set IPs ...
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How to modify system configuration (msconfig) for one user?

I changed the System Configuration > Selective startup options for account A using msconfig.exe. I set it to "Load system services" only. Save. Restart. Now account A is stuck on the login screen. ...
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Unable to Access Window 8 Startup Settings Option (for Safe Boot)

I've Googled this but no luck. I can get into the Troubleshoot > Advanced Options but there is no "Startup Settings" option as shown in the image below. There is an UEFI Settings option in place ...
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Restoring original fonts in windows 8.1 not working

I want to delete all fonts from my system (Windows 8.1 64 bit) except the original ones, and I followed the instructions (from many sites) to do so, but the fonts are not deleting at all. What I did ...
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how to prevent Linux boot on a windows 8 laptop

I have a Toshiba Satellite L55-A5284 laptop with a Windows 8.1 home edition installed. I would like to configure it in a such a manner which would prevent one from loading/installing Linux from a USB ...
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Windows hotspot without publishing SSID

I want to create a WiFi hotspot with my Windows machine. I have created it using command: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=myspot key=H)TP1ss But it is publishing its SSID to all the ...
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Remote Procedure Call Error in Windows 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and occasionally use the 'metro' or 'modern' functionality built into it to take a peek at my system settings. Today when I tried to open "Add or remove devices" or "Windows ...
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Language change with update and can't change back?

HP touchpad running windows 8, purchased in Hungary. Two updates ago it changed my computer language to Hungarian. I followed all the steps to change it back to English and nothing worked. The only ...
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Annoying windows error when trying to remove folders [duplicate]

I started getting error when trying to delete one or more folders in Windows 8.1. The action can't be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer - Close file and try again I can't figure ...
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Creating A Backup DVD of Windows 10

I purchased Windows 8.1 around 2 years back, I have the original DVD, and installed it on my laptop. Later, I upgraded it to Windows 10 around 8 months back. I want to completely remove everything ...
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Limit bandwidth used by Windows Update

I have a Windows 8 (64-bit, not Pro) machine, and I want to limit the Internet bandwidth available to Windows Update. I read about BITS and GPMC methods, but I don't know how to open the BITS window, ...
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When two monitors are attached how to change default from extend displays to duplicate displays?

I have a laptop that uses windows 8 and is connected to a projector. Every time I connect the two it is default set on extend displays and I want it to default to duplicate displays. Not only that ...
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Windows 8 won't activate

Please I didn't create a recovery disk on buying my Sony Vaio, it came with genuine window 8 pre installed, upgraded to 8.1 and then 10. After a long time, I had some issues and had to reset it, since ...
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How to quickly change which display is my default display?

I have 4 displays, and I frequently want to change which is my default display. Is there any quick way to change which display is default? Currently, I am opening up Control Panel\Appearance and ...
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vmfusion windows 8 on an imac - black screen

Hello i'm a naturopath not a computer wiz but i'm desperate please help me... I usually have the internet connection to VM fusion turned off but i needed to update the program that i run on it and a ...
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Windows boot manager was destroyed after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I tried installing Ubuntu 14.04 in Lenovo G50 which runs on Pentium processor. The system already had Windows 8 (manually installed). I separated 50 GB from a partition and turned off Fast boot and ...
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Broken USB Flash Drive, Snapped Board, Unusual design, wanting to Recover files

So, I was Using My Laptop, when i knocked my USB drive, Apparently Snapping the actual Motherboard (NO idea what to call it), and the frustrating part is that it's painted black, so I can't really see ...
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Changing the keymapping to the Left Windows Key to open a program

I've been looking around online and can't seem to find a solid answer on this. I would like to change the way my left windows acts. I really dislike the way Windows 8 has the menu structure. I like ...
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Windows 8 can't log in once the pc is locked

When I lock my PC and walk away, if I leave it long enough, I can no longer log in. When I get back, I move my mouse and it takes at least 30 seconds to turn the screens back on. However, when I ...
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Mobile broadband issue on Windows tablet

I have a Windows 8.x x64 tablet (Lenovo Thinkpad) that has intermittent mobile broadband connectivity issue; it uses a Verizon SIM card for its connection. The problem is as follows: When the user is ...
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Is dual booting on a store-bought Win10 system even possible? [duplicate]

My situation: I got a Win10 system with ONE physical (afaik) HDD of one terabyte. I want to dual boot with Win8. I tried to do it, but it gave me an error that said the HDD was GPT and that I needed ...
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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). ...