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Event viewer lock/unlock event ID?

Is it possible to track the event when a user manually locked the station (by pressing Windows + L) in event viewer or in the registry? I am using Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
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How does Windows know which URL to go to for “Additional logon information required”

When using public wifi spots that requires acceptance of terms of use, the network notification icon in the Windows taskbar shows a balloon that says "Additional logon information may be required". ...
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How to change saved wifi password in windows 7?

Recently I changed my wifi password ( through router ). But on my laptop ( windows 7 ) it still remembers old wifi password. It always try to connect using old password and shows Limited Access. I ...
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Creating Web Site in IIS

Our administrator created a new virtual machine with Windows Server 2012 R2 on it. I'm trying to create a website in IIS, but there is no option to add a website within the IIS manager. In the ...
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How to Prevent viruses from creating Autorun.inf in Storage Devices?

One of the solutions i've comeup with is to create a folder named "Autorun.inf" and placing some dummy files inside it so when virus uses the win32 api to delete autorun.inf as a file it will fail ...
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Opened a JPG picture with notepad, pasted all the “text” to a new notepad file, changed to .JPG and it no longer opens. Why?

OK, this may sound stupid, it's just my curiosity I know, but this phenomenon has been leaving me questions to ask. Here is the detailed experiment, my OS is Windows 7 x64 SP1: I changed a ...
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How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?

I have a windows laptop that recently died (dead motherboard). It being a 7 year old laptop, I decided to give Apple a try this time around and try to use VMware to access my old data if necessary. ...
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Ftp client with search option windows

Hi anyone please suggest me a FTP GUI like filezilla with text search option inside the files. In ubuntu i heard about nautilus. Is there any FTP GUI like that for windows?... and it should support ...
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Redirecting output to email

I am aware that in Windows you can use the following snippet to redirect the output of a command line tool to the clipboard: mytool | clip Also, it can be done with files: clip < myFile.txt I ...
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How to get Linux users list from LDAP

We've just linked one of our Linux host to LDAP and ActiveDirectory. Now I'm trying to check how I get list of users and their details from within the Linux side.
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How can I avoid Run as Administrator every time in windows machine

For editing the JSP files in the c: I have to run notepad and command prompt Run as Administrator every time. I am using windows 7 and only one user in the system. Can't I login to the system as ...
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How can I download an entire website?

How can I download all pages from a website? Any platform is fine.
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Remap audio output to other ports?

I have an Asus M4A785T-M Motherboard which has 5x 3.5mm audio ports and one optical audio port onboard. On Windows 7 x64, is it possible to control which channels output to which ports? For example, ...
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Running chkdsk on a disk partition without a drive letter

I have a hard drive that shows up in Disk Management as having two partitions. One of the partitions says 69.71GB and that's it. The other says 4.82GB and, underneath that, Healthy (OEM Partition). ...
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Too many keyboard layouts

The short question: how do you handle multiple keyboard layouts without getting confused? I'm a fast writer. I've been using the default Swedish, QWERTY PC keyboard layout on Linux, DOS and Windows ...
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Executing multiple commands using winexe

./bin/winexe -U <username>%<password> //<ip> "cmd.exe /c net use x: \\\\<ip>\\share /user:<user> <password>" This command works fine, but for me to run another ...
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Windows Backup Using Powershell

I wrote the following Powershell Script to perform a one time backup of my Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. The idea is to perform a Weekly backup to a different external drive and schedule the script ...
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Server 2008 Drive mapping scripts vs GPO

I'm trying to get familiar with our work server and I've just noticed that the IT support crowd have mapped network drives with scripts; GPO Editor > User config > Policies > Windows settings > ...
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Weird maximised IE window

Okay I have tried to maximise my Window in Internet Explorer (Version 10 for reference if needed) and it appears like this: I have never seen this happen before, I have tried dragging to the top of ...
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Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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Copying files to multiple folders and subfolders - command line

I have a folder with files that I do need to copy in multiple folders and subfolders. The folders and subfolders are not created. For example I want to move test1.txt to folder1/subfolder1 ...
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Hide (Encrypted) windows installation under Linux

I've got a PC running Linux (Ubuntu, in case it makes any difference). I want to install windows (Seven) to a hidden-encrypted partition on that drive. So on boot-up I have a selection screen: If ...
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My personal laptop crashed due to change in config file

My Personal Laptop crashed yesterday with the message "windows is not booting because of previous hardware or software change", change is system config file "C:/../windows/system/config value = ...
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How do I resolve this message from Vista when connecting to VPN: This connection requires an active Internet connection

The message seems bizarre because I can open web pages, tweet, IM, etc, but not connect to VPN. How do I resolve this?
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Can I use aliasing (e.g. “4xAA”, etc.) provided by 3D graphic cards to make my desktop look better?

All modern 3D video cards support some form of hardware-based "anti-aliasing" for games. The idea is to render the frame bigger than the screen resolution, and then downsample it to get smoother ...
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Batch file script for Enable & disable the “use automatic Configuration Script”

My intention is to create a .bat file that toggles the check box of "use automatic Configuration Script" in Internet Settings. The following is my script @echo OFF setlocal ENABLEEXTENSIONS set ...
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Incorrect parameter error when using 7-zip from the command line in Windows

I am running the following command: 7z.exe a -t7z -m9=LZMA2 test.7z test.txt However, I get this error: System error:The parameter is incorrect. The error only occurs if I use the -m9=LZMA2 or ...
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What does the output from CTRL+N in Windows Command Prompt mean?

In the Microsoft Windows Command Prompt (Win7), what does the command Ctrl+N do? I get the following output: C:\Users\pbarney>^N '' ␋_ ┼¯├ _␊␌¯±┼␋≥␊␍ ▒_ ▒┼ ␋┼├␊_┼▒┌ ¯_ ␊│├␊_┼▒┌ ␌¯└└▒┼␍, ¯▬␊_▒␉┌␊ ...
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Verifying USB connection speed (USB 3 or USB 2?)

I've purchased several new USB 3 capable drives to use with my new (USB 3 capable) laptop. They connect ok but I suspect they're silently falling back to USB 2. The sustained transfer rates I'm seeing ...
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'net stats server' has password violations

I've been messing with Windows net commands on my personal PC and noticed something. I ran net stats server and the result showed 106 Password Violations. This is quite odd since I logged on to the ...
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Is there a better, more UNIX-like command line shell for Windows?

I'm sure this has been asked before, but I haven't found it after an hour or so of searching... I've been using Unix and Mac OS for a while, but I'm a Windows user at heart. This #1 things that I've ...
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How to turn an executable-file into a service in Windows 7?

I want to use an executable-file (which sports only a command-line interface) as a service in Windows 7. I added it to successfully via: sc MySVC binPath= "C:\Windows\System32\MyProgram.exe" ...
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Show list of programs on specific drive (Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-Bit)

Is there a way of listing all the programs installed on a drive? I'm using Windows 8.1.1 Pro 64-bit
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Why Windows doesn't use all memory before crash?

I am experimenting today. Why if I have ~800MB free left and 0% of page file memory left Windows kill task? It's never go below 800MB, for me it's not small amount. Can I somehow force Windows to use ...
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What's waking up my PC?

When I place my PC to sleep, it goes to sleep for 2 min and then wakes up again on its own. I ran cmd.exe as an admin and then typed powercfg -last wake and -requests and I got nothing really that ...
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Dump batch script output into a text file without specifing batchfile location beforehand

Im aware that i can get the output this way (to capture both standard and errors): [batchFilePath] > [logFilePath] 2>&1 Or this way for standard output: C:\MyBatchFile.bat > ...
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Looking for a program to automatically save logs of any currently running console-like window [on hold]

In this circumstance I'm running programs that open Command Prompt windows with their own custom title, and accept only commands relative to the programs running the windows.  (Not usual Command ...
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Is there a utility that will give me a list of all programs installed dumped to a text file for Windows?

I'm on a machine that has a preposterous amount of software installed and I'd like to be able to generate some sort of quick report that will list all of the installed applications. Is there a ...
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Can't get Ubuntu boot from Windows 7 boot loader

I have a HP Envy Laptop which was shipped with Win 8. Since I am not very comfortable with Win 8, I wanted to install the Win 7 + Ubuntu 14 combination with dual boot option. I have successfully ...
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Why does Windows Media Player prevent changing playback speed only on ertain files and not others?

I would really like to have this capability for all media types. It seems like it allows it for .mp4 files but not for certain .mkvs?
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Is it possible to install PowerShell 3 on a Windows Server 2003 or 2003 R2?

On a Windows Server 2003 rig (which already has .NET 4 but no 4.5 on it) that is to be expired before the end of the year, I'd like to run a few PowerShell 3 scripts on a scheduled base as the scripts ...
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Configure CNTLM for proxy requiring basic authentication

I am using the Windows 8 Release Preview, but most of the apps aren't working for me, as my institute's LAN connection is proxy based, that requires basic authentication. I need help in configuring ...
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What is the computer doing when some process is going on but none of the resources are maxed out?

Sometimes I see that Visual studio (or any program) will be stuck/in a waiting state and will become unstuck after a few seconds. During this time however, none of the resources are maxed out, HDD at ...
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Run Program on Startup?

How is it possible to have an executable run automatically on startup? Is it possible by having a shortcut to the .exe in the startup folder in the All programs section of the start menu? If that is ...
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Is it possible to run a Windows executable in Mac OS X?

Is there some sort of emulator or software layer that will let me run Windows executables (exe) in Mac OS X 10.5? I am not looking for Boot Camp or Parallels or any OS virtualization. I want ...
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Find what URL an EXE file is sending data to

How can I monitor an EXE file when it is running to see what URL it is connecting to? I assume there must be free software out there that can do this fairly easily?
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Copy .exe to Explorer.exe

What would happen if an ordinary .exe file is copied to explorer.exe? Will it be automatically running as long as explorer.exe is running? This seems like a major security hole... is it even possible? ...
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NTFS new files in a network share isn't readable

I have 2 computers, computer a and computer b. I can share a folder and all it's subfolders from computer a with computer b and access them fine from computer b. However, the problem I'm having is ...
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Dell laptop doesn't wake from hibernation after installing Windows 8.1

My laptop worked flawlessly before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from 8. Now when I close the lid of my laptop and it goes into hibernation, it will not wake again. The LED lights seem to work properly but I ...
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How to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?

Is there any tool to modify timestamp in a dll or exe?