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How to install memcached 1.4.5 on a Windows 7 machine

I am trying to set up the environment to work with a Ruby application that requires a memcached server installation to work with the Dalli client. Dalli requires memcached 1.4+. I am installing this ...
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How can I ensure that my external monitor will show my programs by default?

I use a laptop (lenovo T530) with a base station connecting to external monitor and keyboard, using Windows 7 Expected Behavior When I plug my laptop into the base station, everything currently ...
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Is it possible to install software on Docker Machine?

I've installed Docker-Machine in my Windows 10 computer. I'd like to edit the dockerfiles using emacs, but docker-machine ships only with vi. Is there a package manager which I could use to install ...
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Unknown 'notify' folders randomly generated

I can't figure out why some folders named 'notify'+'a random number' are generated in my Local Disk D. They're empty and there are no hidden folders/files inside. Also, they regenerate if I delete ...
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Aspire V5-531 Operating System Not Found

I recently purchased an Acer Aspire V5-531. I replaced the 320GB HDD with a 120GB Kingston SSDNow V200 and installed Linux booting with rEFInd. Due to a necessary change, I have to move back to ...
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EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
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Windows - Automatic log-in, then log off after first log-in only

My current understanding is that when you log in, selected startup programs start to load. These do not start loading until you log in. Even with an SSD, having multiple programs run at boot requires ...
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Android MTP stopped working on Windows 10

MTP suddenly stopped working on my desktop running Windows 10 Pro N and I can't transfer files between my android devices through USB. I already installed the Media Feature Pack for windows before, I ...
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Windows 7 Installer keeps popping up at startup

I have Solidworks Student Edition installed on an external drive. Every time I turn on my computer, a Windows Installer box pops up to install Solidworks, and I have to press Cancel. How can I stop ...
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Can't install some applications

I just factory resat my computer a few days ago, I went to install my game, & every time I click on the file, it asks me what I like to do with the file, my options are. "Open", "save" & "save ...
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Exclude VMWare adapters from IPConfig list?

I am using VMWare Workstation my laptop. When entering ipconfig in cmd I get all network interfaces. Is there a way to have it so that it only shows me my real network interfaces, without VMWare ...
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Show really all events from the Windows event log

I can make a custom filter for Windows event log to include really everything from all sources. But when I try to open it, it tells me the filter is too long (error 1734) and I cannot use it. I'm ...
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Assign a specific task to a specific keyboard key on Windows

I doubt this is not possible at all, but thought of giving it a try and asking here. My wife does translation, so she has a video player (Media Player Classic) open all the time and two Word ...
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ConEmu QuickEdit mode

Is there a way to set ConEmu to use Windows CMD "QuickEdit" mode? For example, I want to be able to copy and paste with right mouse click.
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ClearMyTracksByProcess - all options?

I've seen the list of values floating around the internet for ClearMyTracksByProcess Delete Temporary Internet Files: RunDll32.exe InetCpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 8 Delete Cookies: RunDll32.exe ...
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How can I run a (16-bit) .COM executable that has been renamed to .COS?

I'm trying to run a couple of 16-bit legacy DOS programs from a standard windows XP dos prompt. The problem is that the file extensions have been renamed from .COM to .COS and they are stored on ...
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Override USB driver PID/VID

In Windows is there a way to load a USB driver and force it to use a different VID/PID? I'd like to test a device with a different driver, with out having to go back and change the VID/PID on the ...
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Setting time zones with Site based Group Policy

Setting up a Group policy to configure Time Zones based on Site location.
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computer crashes due to supposed power surges

I built my computer half a year ago, I have never had a problem. I started playing shogun 2 through steam a few days ago, and last night when I went to play, it told me it was already running(though I ...
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2016 - Game on Windows VM through Linux

Everywhere I could find some information regarding my question, pointed towards using a Hypervisor, while the Linux host used the Intel card, the GeForce would be used for the Windows guest and the ...
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Maingear Vybe PC Dropping Internet Connection

I just bought a Vybe computer from Maingear. It worked fine for about a week, but for the last five weeks, it keeps losing the internet connection (yes, I have swapped cable and ports). After the ...
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Silent Install Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8

I am writing my first Powershell script to automate the installation of Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8. I plan to install it on a Hyper-V VM running on Windows Server 2012. I ...
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Is there a way to batch rename files to lowercase?

I need a way to rename all files in folders and subfolders to lowercase. I'd like to know if there is a way to do that using only windows (XP or 7)
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Check if a user is able to install services

I would like to be able to check if a user has enough rights to install a service. I've tried accessck but I don't know what to check with that tool and how to be sure that the user will be able to ...
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CLI tool to change brightness, must work for external monitors as well

I am looking for a tool usable from the command line that would allow me to change brightness of my external monitors by specifying for example a value from 0-100 or something like that. Must be ...
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D-Sub port not working on Windows 7 (Intel onboard gigabyte)

Iv been using my HDMI slot to run a 24" monitor and all was well. I borrowed a 17" monitor from work to run a dual screen set up, plugged it into the d-sub port and nothing happened. Checked the new ...
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How to access the Windows 8 recovery partition?

I upgraded my Asus UX32VD to a new SSD. Now I want to install Windows 8 again, but that is only on a recovery partition on the old HDD and I cannot acess that. Besides that I am not sure if that is ...
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Why are icons missing for certain programs in Win7? [duplicate]

For some of my programs, the icons have vanished. This applies to both the pinned Start Menu items and the programs in their program folders as well. Inkscape and IrfanView have both had their ...
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How to document all settings on a Windows 8.x machine

I need to create a detailed document on all the hardware on a Windows 8.x x64 Enterprise machine, such as name and manufacturer of network adapters, driver version and date, etc. Is there a way to do ...
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How to boot Windows ISO installation using PXE (without Windows AIK or whatever)

I have a Linux PXE server. Can boot into Linux ISO installers using PXE with no problems. But how can I do it with Windows ISO? Just start the installation. Without creating some stuff (winpe) under ...
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How to configure a user account with unknown password from an admin account on Windows 7?

I have to administrate a Windows 7 computer for which I have an Admin account. The computer is in a Domain (if this is important). Now I need to configure an user account on this computer (also a ...
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Repairing a boot configuration data file

I have a Lenovo y510p with Windows 8.1 (64 bit). This morning I woke up to find my computer refusing to boot into Windows. Instead my screen told me: Your PC needs to be repaired. The Boot ...
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Anybody have a legitimate use for Alternate Data Streams in NTFS?

I have been reading about alternate data streams and I am kind of curious if any big applications for Windows actually uses this feature of NTFS. I am also really curious as to whether or not ...
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Run Command Prompt as Administrator by Default on Windows 10

So after the recent upgrade to Windows 10, the good ol' AppCompatFlags method no longer works. Which is something like this - Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 ...
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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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Disabling share charm shortcut Win 10

I've disabled Win+L key by creating a registry key DisableLockWorkstation on Windows 10, and I'd like to do the same with the Win+H shortcut which launches share sideboard, can this be done in the ...
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Set .exe affinity without shortcut

I do not want to state an incomplete XY problem, so here's the full situation: X I am running builds in Visual Studio on my Windows 7 machine, using both parallel builds and parallel compilation. ...
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Why is a percent sign appearing before each prompt on zsh in Windows?

I'm getting zsh set up in Windows and I'm getting a reverse (black on white (black terminal background)) percent symbol in the first character position in the line just above every prompt. Usually ...
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How to setup share / NTFS permissions to allow folder listing only but with full access to a specific folder?

I want to grant User X full access permissions to a specific folder on a network share. The structure is as follows: Server Drive C Folder Shared -> this is a hidden share and ...
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How to disable the “Get Windows 10” icon shown in the notification area (tray)?

This icon showed up in my taskbar notification area today and I cannot seem to get rid of it: Clicking on it displays the following screen: So how do I disable or remove the "Get Windows 10" ...
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How to stop Microsoft from gathering telemetry data from Windows 7, 8, and 8.1

Some of the update patches pushed to Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 during this year seem to be solely for the purpose of gather data from a user's system. Is there a way to disable the telemetry through ...
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How to Wipe Only C drive and reinstall Windows 10 OS?

my laptop became a bit slow and explorer crashes often. So, to clean install, I am guessing "Reset this PC" should work. There are 2 options "Keep my files" and "remove everything". I have partitioned ...
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Move mouse pointer to typing area

Windows contains settings to hide mouse pointer while typing, but doesn't contains a settings to move pointer to active typing area. I mean I can switch typing areas by tab, or enter, or alt+tab, etc. ...
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couldnot create new partition error:0x8004245f windows 8

I am trying ti install windows 8 from bootable flash. but at point of creating partitiion it gives the error ** couldn't create new partition error:0x8004245f** also its not showing the partitions i ...
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Override speed limit per PC of a public wifi in Windows

I have a public wifi in my hostel but it never provide download speed more 1mbps. I am sure it has a speed limit of 1mbps per P.C because it always give download speed of 1mbps. If I connect two or ...
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How can I automatically import a certificate to a Windows GPO?

I'm looking for a way to import a root certificate into a specific active directory group policy object. I've tried certutil -dspublish but that would only publish it to a global AD store. How can I ...
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How to set/keep directory permissions?

I'm using CwRsync to connect from my Windows development machine to a linux webserver : rsync -avuz -e ./ssh --exclude=".svn" /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/project123/ ...
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windows 10 RDP does not connect to remote computer

I recently had my windows system update to windows 10. both systems started on windows 8.1. I've been trying to configure the machines for remote access but am having limited/no luck. Some notes of ...
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How Do I Erase A HDD Without An OS?

I tried installing Windows onto my hard drive and it froze on the "Beginning Setup" screen. I've tried almost everything from changing to legacy and safe mode; I've run out of ideas. How do I erase ...
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Which OneDrive icon/status is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Similar to this question, I would like to selectively disable some of OneDrive's shell icon overlays. The registry ...