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Explorer.exe crash frequent

Some days after I solved my precedent question, Windows Explorer started to crash again, but now I can login and everything, but it crashes randomly (frequency vary between 40 seconds and 5 minutes) ...
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Boot fully encrypted Windows 8+ with GRUB without password using keyfile

I have a current setup so that my entire linux (including /boot) is encrypted and when I first start grub a password is needed to access /boot from my linux partition. But my entire windows partition ...
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Leap Seconds in Windows

A leap second was recently added: June 30, 2015 23:59:60 UTC. How are leap seconds implemented in Windows (specifically Windows 7)?
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Can't Copy/Paste Files in Windows 7

Starting yesterday, after I installed the Windows Updates I can no longer copy/paste files on my system. I can however, copy and paste text just fine. Both keyboard and mouse copy/paste functions ...
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Why does ffmpeg never end when invoking color in a filter_complex?

I am trying to add a simple color overlay to an existing video, following one of the examples at http://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-filters.html#Examples-55 (see the example Add a transparent color layer on ...
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Restoring the Windows 7 boot loader (after uninstalling Windows 8)?

A while back I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my PC. As expected, I quickly grew bored of it, and uninstalled it. I removed the whole partition on which I had installed the OS, and ...
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PuTTY working, Terminal SSH is not (with Private Key)

Setup a new server (on Rackspace), got it working in PuTTY/KiTTY. When I run from terminal (Cmder), it asks me to enter a passphrase (which PuTTY doesn't), I hit "enter" (there is no passphrase), ...
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My external hard drive has a 360 GB system file

I have a 2 TB external hard drive. Inside the Windows hidden folder "Systeme Volume Information", there is a 360 GB system file. What can it be ? I also noticed the other day when I tried to back up ...
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Unable to mount windows hard drive on linux live usb

I am fully shutting down windows with "shutdown /s /t 0". I also tried "shutdown /s /f /t 0" I then insert my linux live usb and boot from it. Everything works fine, but when I try to access my ...
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What is adcjavas?

Recently, a strange file came up during one of my regular DISMs, adcjavas.inc. The only place I can seem to find it is in my C:\Windows\WinSxS\ directory, but that doesn't really give me too many ...
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How do I add a Bluetooth COM port in the Win8 Device Manager?

I am trying to set up terminal communication across two Windows 8.1 bluetooth devices - my workstation and an HP Stream 7 Tablet. The devices see each other, pair, and can transmit files, however the ...
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Intel RST drivers - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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Can I activate a different version of Windows using an OEM key?

I wanted to reinstall Windows on my laptop, which came with Windows 8.1 Pro. I accidentally reinstalled it using a non-Pro install medium. Now Windows won't activate with the key from my initial ...
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How to install Windows after installing and deleting Linux

After installing Linux Mint I formatted my HDD (using the bootable usb linux mint's partition manager Gparted) (ntfs formatted). The reason was that I want to install windows. I have my bootable ...
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How do you set memory priority (not cpu priority) on windows

I need to know how to change "memory priority" of a process. I need a utility that changes the memory priority of the process. Certain ram intensive programs can still make my important programs ...
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Remote desktop (windows) log on previous user

When I RDC into a windows machine and then close the remote desktop connection the remote pc is left on the login user screen. How can I have the PC switch back to the original user when I log off ...
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Keeping data separate from OS

Is there a simple way to configure windows/linux/mac so that the OS is installed on a separate HDD/SSD to all the user data which is stored on one or more drives?My motivations are: Quick and easy ...
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Laptop started to crash on low memory conditions

I have a Lenovo T420s that has recently been freezing and then crashing with a blue screen (Windows 7). It has 8GB RAM and a SSD hard disk. I frequently max out memory so hitting the pagefile a lot. ...
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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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Custom repositories for chocolatey

I see a lot of web posts about custom repos ("sources" in choco terminology) available for chocolatey. e.g. windowsfeatures and webpi. However, none of the commands work on choco 0.9.9 (e.g. choco ...
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How to login to windows programatically automatic after a certain time

I want to make a program so that after manually login to windows I will start a download manager then it is preconfigured to run a file.exe after download finish. During download, I want to lock the ...
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Permission issue on network share drive

I am using Windows 7 on work domain network. One of the shared drives is mapped automatically when I logon with my domain user. However, when I try to create a file or directory from my workstation in ...
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Connect iPad to windows 7 VPN

My iPad keeps spitting out the error: "A connection could not be established to the PPP server." I am trying to connect it to a VPN I set up with Windows 7 as an incoming connection. On the iPad, I ...
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Recursively copy only new or changed files

I'm sure this must have been asked and answered before, but I just can't find it right now... I have a Visual Studio post-build action that currently does a recursive copy (using xcopy) of an output ...
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Is there any tool or batch command that allow me to copy local file in another remote server (different domain)?

I search for any tool or batch command that allow me to copy file /folder from my local machine in a domain to a location in another remote server in different domain ?
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How to preserve file attributes when one copies files in Windows?

On Linux, we can simply do: cp -pr directory How to do that in Windows? Can it be done in Windows Explorer? Any GUI tool suggestions? It would be the best if I can keep the NTFS permissions and ...
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MS TS Web Access (https://localhost/RDWeb) not functional after upgrading to IE11 (from IE9)

Can login in Explorer, however when upgrading from IE9 to IE11, I get the following message: Browser Not Supported This Web browser is not supported by RD Web Access. RD Web Access requires ...
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Windows desktop shortcuts with keyboard shortcut stopped working

I have a few shortcuts (.lnk) on the desktop, with in the properties dialog "Shorcut key:" values of "CTRL + ALT +" and a letter. For example "CTRL + ALT + N" to open a new e-mail. This worked great ...
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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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How to make such a configuration User -> OpenVPN -> VirtualBox -> OpenVPN

My question is as follows: I have host OS windows 7. What i want is to configure such a connection: Host (with OpenVPN connected) - > VirtualBox - > any OS (I prefer XP) with another OpenVPN ...
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Printscreen shortcut in Windows - Printscreen button no longer works

Is there any way of taking a screenshot without pressing the PrintScreen button since the button on my keyboard is broken?
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Disable Share Charm Screenshot on Windows 8

I am trying to email photos using the "Share Charm" on Windows 8. The only image that image I can obtain is a "Screenshot" image of my entire desktop. How do I disable screenshot?
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Laptop Freezing continues after installing Nvidia Graphics card Drivers

I had bought a new laptop with Ubuntu as the OS. The configuration is as follows Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series i7 processor 8 GB RAM 1 TB Hard Disk Nvidia GetForce 840 Graphics card. Intel HD 5500 ...
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Convert ANSI text file(s) to UTF8 on Windows command line

I would like to convert (an) ANSI-encoded text file(s) (Win 1252) to UTF8 without BOM, ideally via a command-line call. My use-case: I export .tex files from Stata which I want to compile with ...
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How to open a WMP file?

I have some old photos in WMP files. I have tried the suggestions from here: http://fileinfo.com/extension/wmp But none of them worked. Is there any way to open them at Windows 8.1?
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How to browse unc directories using command prompt [duplicate]

i was trying to change my change directory in my unc path,while trying to access the network folder myself getting error : CMD does not support UNC paths as current directories. is it there any ...
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windows 7, UEFI, and GPT woes

This might end up being a bit of a long question, but here it goes. I have a desktop PC that runs windows 7. A couple of years ago, I had my main drive die (C drive). I bought a brand new disk and ...
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How do I exit telnet?

I start telnet by telnet host port. How do I stop it in Windows? Shockingly, Ctrl+C doesn't work.
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CMD ping requests not allowing more than 1000 bytes to be sent

I can successfully ping, say, google.com via cmd using: ping {IP ADDRESS} -T -L 1000 But if I use a packet size greater than "1001" I get a request timed out error. I know that the max amount of ...
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Why are Chrome windows/tabs still considered open if I snap them to the side?

I have discovered that if I snap a Chrome window to the side and I switch to a different window, things that would normally pause when I leave keep running. I mostly use this for trivial things, such ...
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Windows 8 will not load color profiles - why?

I have a Spyder3Express color calibration device. Under Windows 7 the utility that came with it would happily load the custom profile I created with it without any hassles. Under Windows 8 (have just ...
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There is a delay when I press the letters

My keyboard started making clicking sounds when I press the keys and now I have to hold a key for about the seconds to use it. How can I fix this?
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How do I identify what is my 'Intel Chipset' , on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system?

How do I identify what is my 'Intel Chipset' , on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit system? This is actually a follow-up question to USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 -- trying ...
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Windows Software RAID 1 - How can I “Offline” both disks at the same time?

I want to disable both drives in my Mirrored Volume setup so that I can mount them in a virtual machine (for testing, no important data is on the drives right now). Offlining them individually breaks ...
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Possible to use Bluetooth headset in Stereo mode with Mic?

Okay, so I have this bluetooth headset (it's a Skullcandy Hesh 2 Wireless). I want to use it with my PC which is running Windows 8.1. I can pair it just fine. After pairing it adds three devices under ...
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Inserting math subset and superset symbols into office word

I want to insert this equation into the MS Word using Equation Editor: I have tried: (a+b)^n=n_(C_n ) a^n which results: Is this the best it can do?
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windows 8.1 pro config\systemprofile\desktop

I changed the properties of my systemprofile folder - I tried to add my own name as a user with full rights (even though I am the administrator), but now I have lost the file ...
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Show name of program on the windows taskbar while not running?

I have a vertical taskbar. The name of the program is shown alongside the program icon. (Right-click Taskbar -> Properties -> "Taskbar Buttons: Never Combine") However, this is when the program is ...
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How do I perform an OEM Windows installation?

I'm building a computer for one of my friends, and have purchased a Windows System Builder License. After running Windows Update and installing missing drivers and a few other necessary applications, ...
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Windows fails to resume from hibernation every other reboot

I have a Dell XPS 15z. Under Windows 7, I was seeing the problem where Windows wouldn't resume from hibernation on every other reboot. In other words, I could cold boot, and it would hibernate and ...