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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 neighborhood....
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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 they'...
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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 context-...
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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 specify,...
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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, ...