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Log into hidden administrator account with standard user

I created an administrator user account (jeff) and then downgraded an existing account (jen) to a standard user. All was good I accomplished my goal except I didn't want the admin account to show on ...
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Is it in any way possible to uninstall PowerShell from Vista?

Is it in any way possible to uninstall PowerShell from Windows Vista? There is no Uninstall option under Start/All Programs. It's start menu group is actually located under Accessories which is hard ...
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How do I recover from “repair pending” error in SFC?

I am trying to fix an issue with Windows registry and services. I tried running sfc command but this is the error message I get? C:\Windows>sfc /scannow Beginning system scan. This process will ...
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How do I start Notepad++ from cmd?

I can start the regular Notepad from cmd. C:\Windows>notepad I can also start it from the run prompt. Win+R notepad Enter I want to be able to do the same with the Notepad++. I can start it ...
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How do I gain access over C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log?

I can't access this log file for some reason. This is what I have tried so far: run prompt: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log notepad: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log elevated cmd: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log ...
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How to undo “remove all dismount” in Diskpart?

I made a boo boo! I executed the following commands in cmd: diskpart list volume select volume 13 remove all dismount exit I have one of those dual-slot card readers with one slot for SD and one ...
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Windows Vista piping dir output into attrib command

I had a virus or something on my computer that set the attributes for all the folders in the root of my external drive to system and hidden, and created shortcuts to them. I am now trying to remove ...
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How can I view a .eml file from command line in Windows Vista?

Ok, so my parent's computer crashed (horribly - corruptedRegistry) and I'm trying to access one of their e-mail files that is saved locally on the hard drive. I can't launch Windows itself so right ...
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Installing aspell in Windows Vista

I am trying to install the Win32 port of aspell with the English dictionary from Kevin's website. After working for several hours, installing some unix tool packages for make and tar. I got stuck ...
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Right click disabled and paste not working in command prompt

I am using windows vista. In my command prompt menu, I am getting options like minimize, maximize,move,close only. I am not getting options,edit. Right click also disabled in command prompt, so I ...
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Delete or rename more than one file with a single command in Windows CMD?

Is it possible to specify more than one file name or mask for deletion with the DEL command in CMD? Something like this... del /p *.html & *.json This command works only partially - it finds ...
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net use to connect a shared printer

I have a Windows 7 machine connected to a printer. I use another PC (in the same group) running Vista to connect this shared printer via COMMAND: net use lpt2 \\Win7NAME\SHAREDPRINTERNAME ...
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Underscore cursor vanishes when using arrow keys

In cmd and Powershell on my Vista machine, the underscore cursor blinks regularly. Pressing any key causes it to disappear for a moment, then resume blinking. For normal text entry, this is OK. But ...
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Trying to get to the command prompt through recovery disk

I'm trying to reach the command prompt through a vista recovery disk I have, and it boots from the disk and gets to the point where it asks which installation I want to repair and then says the disk ...
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Making CMD run as administrator mode automatically [duplicate]

I like to do a Win+R+ CMD + Enter but it doesn't run the command prompt in "administrator mode". I am aware that I can "right-click" run as admin, however I was wondering is there anyway to make the ...
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Pasting into Vista console windows broke, why?

I use Windows Vista x64 and regularly use command line windows, for instance CMD.EXE. I have enabled QuickEdit Mode (and Insert Mode and AutoComplete), to be able to quickly copy and paste text from ...
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How can I install updates and shut down from the command line?

I know that there is a simple way to shutdown the computer in command prompt, but is it possible to do system updates and then shutdown the computer in command prompt? For example, when Vista needs ...
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Is there any way to send messages from the command line in Vista?

I was doing some tutorials on batch scripting when I came across a command prompt messenger tutorial that explained how to message someone directly from their computer. I followed the tutorial and ...
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How to save and restore options for cmd.exe window?

After installing Windows Vista when I run cmd.exe the font size is very small, not suitable size of console etc.... I need to configure it. I suppose my configuration is stored in registy - I want ...
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'windiff' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I've heard of the windiff command, which basically helps us compare 2 files and show the differences. However, when trying to run it, I get the error 'windiff' is not recognized as an intenral or ...
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How can I enable/disable monitors from the command-line?

Are there any tools for Windows 7 that will allow me to enable/disable monitors from the command-line? For example, my GTX 480 has three outputs (2x DVI and 1x HDMI) but only two displays can be ...
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How to copy text in the Windows command line 'cmd'?

Is there any way to copy text that's shown in the Command Prompt window C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe to the clipboard?
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TFTP Client Won't Install for Vista cmd

I'm attempting to add the tftp client feature to the vista command line to do a simple networking exercise. I'm running Windows Vista (Home) on my laptop, and have tried to activate the feature from ...
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bat file for backup system

I created a sample bat file in order to have a back-up system. this does not show what my intention is but it demonstrates it. here is my bat file content; xcopy C:\apps\source c:\apps\dest /D /E /C ...
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Command prompt cmd.exe opens in strange location when run as administrator

When I run my command prompt on Windows Vista Home Edition (my current version), it works well. The default location of C:/Users/USERNAME works fine for non-admin commands. However, this bizarre ...
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Directory search in Windows Command Prompt shows incorrect output

I searched for the following and it gave me the exact output (folder names changed) C:\temp>dir *950*.pdf /s Volume in drive C has no label. Volume Serial Number is ABCDE Directory of ...
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Is it possible to copy a set of files, but automatically skip if file already exists?

I know that the copy command has an option to automatically replace a file if it already exists, but I want to know if it is a way to copy the files only if they not already exist (/Y). I do not know ...
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prevent use of 'net user' command to change passwords on windows vista / xp

the point is, if i'm logged in (and as almost every windows user, i've got an admin-account), and someone comes across my not locked pc, it is possible to change my password the pro-way through using: ...
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Is there any way to find out what programs are trying to connect to Internet on windows?

I am just wondering if it is possible to find what programmes are attempting to connect to the Internet. Is there any DOS command to do this or Is there any other programme available or will have to ...
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How to get date value in commandline

I need to do a command that takes yesterday date and builds it into a file path like this: copy "Something 2010-12-06\*.zip" "d:\Copy\" where 2010-12-6 is yesterday's date in format yyyy-mm-dd. ...
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Easiest way to set up a shortcut to mute volume?

I'm found no way via command prompt for some silly reason... My current solution of a small c# program pinvoking SendMessage (in user32.dll) I feel isn't quite the best way of going about making a ...
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“Insert” is always on in my Vista command prompt

When I start command prompt (cmd.exe) in my Vista Business 32-bit, it acts as if the Insert key was toggled, so whatever I type overwrites the characters under the cursor. I can turn it off by ...
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how to remove the text “Administrator:” from the cmd window?

Although a near identical question was asked, the answer won't work (for me at least) with my Vista system. I am using an elevated prompt to run a batch file. Since the batch file takes awhile to run ...
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maximizing the windows Command prompt

Clicking the maximize button on the Windows command prompt does not help because the size does not increase. First of all, why is that? Also, if you run this instead, C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe /k ...
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Is there a way to make Windows Vista command prompt run in 256 colors so I can use my VIM color theme in it?

Is there a way to make Windows Vista command prompt run in 256 colors so I can use VIM and a 256 color theme in it?
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Is there a shortcut command in Windows command prompt to get to the current users home directory like there is in Linux?

I am used to using cd ~ to get right into my home directory. In windows command prompt I have to do cd Users\username to get there. Is there a shortcut like the Linux one? It would be nice if I ...
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Windows Task Scheduler and possible permission problems

I use NirCmd (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html) to enable me to run commands such as "power off the monitor", "mute system volume" from the command-line (and I highly recommend it, BTW). My OS ...
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Change Windows Vista Domain Password

i want to change my domain password with an automation tool. since windows blocks the "ctrl+alt+del" keys to be automated or scripted, i am searching for a command line tool to call out of my ...
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GNU Screen equivalent for Windows?

Is there such a thing as a terminal multiplexer (i.e. GNU Screen) for the Windows CMD.EXE, or for that matter, is there anything I can use to run a text-only program such as a non-curses python script ...
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How to start “explorer” process using command line (Vista)?

Is there a way to start windows "explorer" process from command line? Because of some problem in my Vista OS, explorer process crashes frequently (i can not see TaskBar after that) but using the open ...
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where does windows vista hide the path environment variable?

i think that's what i need? i'm not sure i'm trying to run a command line program (BLAST, from NCBI) but it won't recognise the commands (blastall, formatdb, etc.) so i think i need to add the folder ...
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Find Extenal My IP without website possible in Windows Vista?

Find my external ip address without a website - is it possible in Windows Vista?
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Disconnect VPN Using the Command Line

I make VPN connections using Vista's Connection Manager, and would like to disconnect the VPN connection from the command line so I can create a shortcut command called vpn.disconnect in Promptu ...
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Why are changes to my PATH not being recognised?

When I update my PATH using either the built-in Environment Variables dialog, or something like Path Editor, and then open up a command-prompt, the changes to my PATH will not register with the ...
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0x0000007b vista harddrive swap

I swap my hard drive to a new computer with vista 32 I get 0x0000007b stop error on bootup I tried using the cd to do the repair but it fails. I think it is because I have the wrong hard drive ...
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Problem with command line in windows

I copy the cmd.exe to a new location, then I run it to get the current directory location at that folder. But just recently, there is always this message: Impossibile trovare il testo del messaggio ...
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Batch environment variable expansion when variable ends with a backslash?

I just need to ask if this is expected behaviour, it sure surprised me. We have a batch file that copies some files from a sub-directory of where it is located, to another location on every ...
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cannot run CMD script from Vista windows explorer

I am running Vista Home Premium. I tried to write a script to do some simple automation.... it does not work! even the most simple script like: @echo ON dir . does not get executed and only an ...
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How to use inbuilt bluetooth in win xp and win vista?

By typing fsquirt in run command, a Bluetooth file transfer wizard opens. If we click next and select either of them it won`t work. How does it works and how to connect the bluetooth to different ...
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How do I get a list of startup programs from the Vista command prompt?

On a badly malware infested computer without AV and other protection, the bad guys often have to be removed by hand. The first step to removing them is to identify them. So, how does one get a list of ...