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Metro Screen & Shortcuts disappeared

After using a "registry fixer" program and then rebooted, I cannot use the Metro Interface any longer if I press the windows key it doesn't show and even all the shortcuts and charms are gone with it. ...
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Non-System disk or disk error, replace and strike any key when ready

I've on my HP 6830S laptop installed again Windows Vista but on other partition (D:). So here were 2 windows instalation (one on C (old) and one on D(new)). I've tried to format C disk with old ...
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How to know why system can't find dll?

I've used Dependency Walker program and found that my program misses following dll: wlanapi.dll (+ several other dlls). However this dll is located here: ...
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Rsync - resending all files, because files have different timestamp (off by 1 second!)

I am using rsync to backup files from my Mac laptop to a usb drive (exFAT) on my Windows laptop. The usb drive is shared within my home network, and mounted on my Mac. I noticed a weird problem when ...
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Passing through a firewall with a “reverse” proxy

I have to do a workshop in a firewalled environment which is preventing me to show everything I would like and I'm looking for a workaround. I'll be demoing a software which runs on Windows. During ...
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How does sfc repair the dllcache backup directory?

According to System File Checker (sfc) Documentation sfc will follow certain procedures to determine whether a system file is corrupt. If sfc discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it ...
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Repair Windows 7 without the disk

Is it possible to repair Windows 7 without the disk? This PC hasn't been scanned for a while. Last time the PC was on, it was scanned using Avast Free Antivirus. It detected some corrupt zip files, ...
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Can't see disk in Windows explorer

I purchased a new 4TB HDD and put it in an enclosure for external use. I formatted that HDD using the disk management tool (as GPT rather than MBR) and assigned a drive letter to it. I was able to use ...
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Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software. Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using ...
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Telnet: How do I un-escape?

I know that when connected via Telnet, I can hit Ctrl+] to escape. This brings me to the telnet command line interface. How do I get back to my telnet session? I occasionally hit Ctrl+] by accident ...
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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How to force Windows desktop background to update or refresh

If I manually change the background image in the registry, how can I force it to refresh without logging off? I know that bginfo does it, but I would like to keep things simple and not use any ...
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Program suspended in Windows 8.1. Can't kill it because 'Access is Denied'

I have been getting this problem since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. What happens is after any program crashes, I cannot open it again and I cannot change any of the files that would normally not ...
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Remove all entries from location/address bar in Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2?

I want to clear all the files/folders Ive been to that if you click the drop down arrow next, to the right, of the address/location bar in Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, show. How can I do this? ...
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What does the “Themes” service do in Windows 8?

I stopped the "Themes" service in Windows 8, but didn't notice anything. What does it do?
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Can't delete contact - no delete option appears [on hold]

When I right click on the contacts page the delete option does not appear. This bogus (misspelled) address shows up when I type in the beginning of the correct address (in a note)but does not appear ...
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can't run 'wget|curl|git clone' or 'irb' in MobaXterm

A collegaue recommended me to try out MobaXterm (Personal) for my *nix on Windows (7) needs. It's promissing but I have the following problems: although I had installed ruby (tried the apt-get and ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then swap in another HDD and install linux on it with uefi. It boots and reboots fine. ...
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Creating installer for Windows manually

I have started working on many commercial projects. I need to create the installer on Windows and Linux. In Linux I know that there is .desktop file creating and editing it would do it for me. ...
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How can I create a file with invalid Windows timestamps?

I'd like to create a file with an invalid created/modified/accessed timestamp. To be invalid it should be a date and time before 12:00 midnight January 1, 1601 C.E. UTC
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How do I fix corrupt files with 'sfc /scannow' in Windows 8.1?

I saw this question How do I repair the corrupted files found by sfc /scannow? "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them.", but it was for Windows ...
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ntoskrnl.exe!_misaligned_access eats a lot of CPU when idle

Please advise what might be causing the unnecessary cpu use described below. Symptoms: When the computer is left idle, a system process starts to eat about 30% of the CPU. If any key is pressed or ...
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Is there a way to automate folder optimization type in windows?

In windows 7 and 8, the downloads folder become optimized for pictures after a while, it causes the folder to lag when opened and even after changing that it returns to pictures every now and then. ...
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Is there a sort of SVN for files from laptop and external HD?

I have a collection of files on laptop, with many folder and subfolders. At the same time, I'd like to do a backup of this collection on my external HD. But browse both path every time is ...
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How to manage space effectively on a small SSD

How do you manage disk space on a small SSD? I bought a new PC that came with a 128GB SSD (local disk) and 1TB internal drive. The OS takes up most of the space on the SSD. From the moment I turned ...
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In Windows, what are the possible places the JVM might get the default time zone from?

I'm in a situation where I need to create a UAT environment which mirrors the production environment as closely as possible. I currently have a problem with a Java application using a different time ...
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Can I install C# Razor .NET on XAMPP?

I have been trying to install IIS (Windows 8) on my head computer. I ended up installing XAMPP on it, setting up the FileZilla server to work with Visual Studio Community 2015 FTP on my development ...
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Install Python for Windows

What is the best way to install Python for Windows?
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AutoIt: Get text from inside a Windows Metro app

I'm automating a Windows Metro app and need to read some text that it returns. I've tried using the "AutoIt v3 Window Info" utility to inspect the application but it's unable to see the text. What ...
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Stop avast! from attacking my own programs

I've been practicing my C# lately on a new system. Compiling is fine, however when I try to run the generated .exe file, avast! thinks it is malware and runs it in the sandbox for a while (and it ...
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Why won't normal uninstalls remove values from the registry?

Expanding on How do I remove residual traces of uninstalled software from the registry? -- every time I uninstall a program and then later look it up via RegEdit it's still there! Why are the ...
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Windows application to view a remote web page as HTML/XML tree? [on hold]

I was wondering if there were a Windows application that could take a URL, download the page and displays its structure in an HTML/XML tree. I mean this, but without having to first download the page ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro activation problems

I was recently (last Thanksgiving) gifted with a Dell Inspiron i3 computer with Windows 8.1 Pro installed. It was purchased at a resale shop in OKC, but after I got it home here in Texas, I discovered ...
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What are my X client options for MS Windows?

I need to connect to a headless X Windows server (running on Ubuntu) from my MS Windows 7 computer over a 100 Mbit network. I could use VNC (or any other remote viewer) but the 3D graphics performance ...
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where in the registry does Windows store, with which program to open certain file types?

After installing Adobe PDF reader: *.PDF will be opened by the same. *.html with web browser. *.txt with notepad. If we want to make notepad++ a default editor of text files. I guess it simply changes ...
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How to open corrupted ZIP files?

How can I open (or repair) corrupted ZIP files on Windows? Is there a way to force 7-Zip to open them?
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Does changing Windows XP theme to classic enhance performance?

A lot of my colleagues and friends who are still using Windows XP use the Windows Classic theme (i.e. the Win98-like theme, unlike the XP theme). Some of them just like it, but some others say that ...
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How to find (or sort into sub-folder) multiple TIFF images with layers and/or transparency?

I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert. So how can I move these TIFF files ...
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Windows installation repair option not showing up

I'm trying to repair an existing Windows XP installation. Following the instructions from http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/helpandsupport/learnmore/tips/doug92.mspx this should work: When ...
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How do I use an Ext4 partition from Windows with correct file permissions for Linux?

I use Windows 7 and ext2fsd to access a data partition which uses ext4 as mentioned here, here and here. I can read and write from Windows. When I boot into Linux, it is able to read the files but ...
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Ghost boot disk on a pen drive

I am in process of ghosting several windows 7 machines. I have disk but no pc comes with floppy drives. So I need an external so I was hoping to create a bootable pen drive with ghost. I have the ...
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How to automate conversion of dozens of JPG files to PDF [duplicate]

I need to convert dozens of JPG files into a single PDF file and then publish it on the website. I normally use Universal Document Converter. I open the folder with JPG files, select them all, send to ...
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Why does processor check say “compatible with long mode”, but VMplayer is saying “incompatible”?

When I open a Windows Server 2003 VM using VMware Player, there's an error message:  –§–  Software virtualization is incompatible with long mode on this platform. ...
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How do I edit text files in the Windows Command Prompt?

On Unix I'd just use vi, but I don't know what the command is on Windows. I am actually trying to edit files over ssh with Windows Server 2008.
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What happened to most of my icons?

What happened to most of my icons? Most programs and even just plain text files or word files have lost their icons. I haven't installed any weird crap, and I don't have any viruses/malware. How can ...
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Prevent printing to offline printers

Is there some way to prevent printing to printers that are offline (possibly, but not necessarily by making them not able to be selected until they are online again)? The situation is there is a ...
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Why is my text size so small after changing my screen magnification to 125% and back?

I recently changed my screen magnification to "Medium - 125%" in Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display, to test it out. I logged out and logged back in, and it worked. I didn't ...
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Unable to run cleanmgr to clean Windows Update files

When I try to run cleanmgr it takes a long time to go over the phase of scanning for Windows Update files to be cleaned up. At that time the cleanmgr process and TiWorker process are eating whole CPU ...
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Remove substring from absolute path windows script

I am new to windows scripts and I have the absolute path like- /bin/debug/test/abc.xyz.dll and I want to remove the file name and get only path like output: /bin/debug/test/. How should I do that?
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RDP log files location in Windows 7 or 8

I used RDP a few times on my Windows 7 PC, before upgrading to Windows 8. I was wondering if there are any log files associated with RDP sessions in Windows 7 and if so, what is the physical location ...