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Starting Jetty Server Background using command prompt

I run the jetty server using the below command, the server starts and the messages related to server start-up are displayed in command prompt: java -jar start.jar What I want: I want to start the ...
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Windows fonts not loading correctly on one machine

I've recently installed a font "OB____.tff" on 4 Windows 2008 servers. On 3 laptops it works correctly, but on one laptop I can't use it. I've tried to delete C:/system32/Fntcache.Dat and restart, but ...
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Track how long any app is foreground

I want to track which games I am playing and for how long I have played them. Is there any software that can track and keep log of how much time any of my applications are foreground?
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Is there a driver downloader for Windows

Every now and then someone asks me to format his computer and install some windows version. As you all know no drivers are installed by default other than the very basic. I download the wifi driver ...
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Automate the closure/reopening of browser windows

Aim:- To have an internet browser logged in to a live stream and automatically close at a set time, then reopen a new browser window to a different URL also logged in to a live stream. These windows ...
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Ping command in different Operating Systems? [on hold]

What is the flexibility of Linux in dealing with the ping command for Windows? Ask a question in one of the professors lecture information security do not know anything specific anyone can help thank ...
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Utility to rename those taskbar buttons in Windows XP and Windows 7

Does anyone know a utility that would rename taskbar buttons in Windows XP and Windows 7? I've a bunch of programs open that all have the same name and I'd like to give each taskbar button its own ...
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How can I load startup programs without logging in during system start

Many of my startup programs do not load until I log on to my account, when the computer starts. If I set up auto login, the system is ready - and anyone who switches the comp on gets access to my ...
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Mysterious file named pubmatic downloaded while attempting to download software from Sourceforge

While attempting to download iReport from Sourceforge, I noticed that in addition to downloaded the desired file, and additional empty file named 'pubmatic' had been downloaded. Has anyone else seen ...
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How to identify drive device from log?

I have a messages about drive errors in log, like this: Bad Block On Device \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 I have 2 harrdrives in the system. How to know, which one causes these errors? I see nowhere the ...
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Script to look for specific folder names, then copy contents to destination path

I'm looking for some help with finding a script, or getting a starting point, as i'm a bit new to scripting. Basically what i'm trying to achieve is the following. A specific folder name, lets call ...
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Adding permissions back to the Windows SYSTEM user

An older relative who is kind of paranoid about computer security thought it would be a good idea to remove permissions from the SYSTEM user (don't ask, sigh). So now the permissions on C:\ look like ...
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“Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms” on multi-windows installer (win8+)

I have created a single ISO (which has then been written to a USB drive) which contains Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10TP by modifying this guide (for Windows 8). However, when I run the installer on another ...
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Relationship between RTSS statistics server and EVGA Precision/MSI Afterburner

There used to be just riva tuner and riva tuner statistics server. But now there appears to be EVGA Precision and MSI Afterburner which interact with RTSS. RTSS has also lost some configuration ...
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On Linux or Windows, how do I find the path for all mp3s that are the only mp3 in that directory?

I have a Music folder and the contents look like this: Music     -ArtistA ...
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In Windows, is there any software to prevent duplication of files in a folder?

Let's say I have two files c:\f1\data.txt and c:\f2\data.txt. If I give the command copy c:\f2\data.txt c:\f1\data\ I will receive a warning about the potential owerwriting. I will receive the ...
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How to move Documents, Images, etc. from windows command line?

In windows, I can move special folders / directories like Videos, Pictures, Downloads, Documents (ex. "My Documents"), etc. via right-clicking them, selecting Properties, Location tab, and move. ...
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When running a program as a Windows 7 service, where does the HOMEPATH variable map to?

I have a program that's being run as a Windows 7 service. In the program, the HOMEPATH environment variable is being used to set the location of a file. Normally, when the program is simply ran at a ...
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.sh files from command prompt?

Can you call a .sh file from the windows command prompt using any of these programs. For example: msys myscript.sh Or c:\temp\msys.exe myscript.sh Is it possible? As I would like to batch ...
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Getting rid of Group Policy

I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Laptop. I am the only user/administrator. On almost all programs I try to download or run, I am getting an error of "blocked by group policy. Contact system ...
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Does the official Office 2010 download contain SP2?

Does the latest original Office 2010 download, from the Microsoft website, contain SP2? I'm looking for an answer on this question, but I can't seem to find it. I've tried to slipstream SP2 (+ all ...
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Windows Use Robocopy to copy all files except .sas7bdat

I know that if using robocopy to copy only files of type .sas7bdat I would use the following code, ROBOCOPY C:\source C:\destination *.sas7bdat /E How can I reverse this to copy all file types ...
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CMD - Script for checking machine-type automatically

I work at a school and a lot of my work consists of updating, configuring and reformatting computers. I have created a script to do most of the work, but among other things, Ii still have to choose ...
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How to use picture manager to ensure the image is 8 bit (256 colors)

Which thing is related to colors? Hue/saturation or is it something else? I have an image and I want to ensure it is using 256 colors (8 bit) with the Microsoft Picture Manager.
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Windows Movie Maker

I have a software that produces a bunch of images. I need to create a .avi movie from these images. I downloaded the Windows Movie Maker to achieve this. I loaded all the images into the movie maker ...
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Grub rescue screen on dual boot laptop

I have a laptop with a dual boot of Linux Mint 17 and Windows 7. This evening I booted Mint and unconsciously pressed some buttons and came into a HP backup screen. I exited this screen and now my ...
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How are programs in windows (7) allowed to open sockets / connect to the internet without UAC?

I tried searching online but I feel I'm not searching with the correct keywords. I'm teaching myself network programming just to understand how everything fits together better. I've made a simple ...
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Cannot install Windows 10 Technical Preview as a virtual machine in Ubuntu

Using latest VB in Xubuntu 14.04. When selecting "other Windows" the installation was stuck at the first step with a black screen, but following instruction on the web I find that the proper option ...
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create recovery partition in hard disk

Unfortunately, I deleted my Samsung notebook Windows 8 recovery partition from the hard drive. So, I need it now. Are there any tools to create it again? This solution did not solve my problem. ...
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How to format hard drive lenovo z360

So I want to format my hard disk and then reinstall windows 7. I'm using a lenovo Z360 Laptop with windows 7 sp1 installed on it. I know that there's a small protected partition that holds windows 7 ...
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How do drivers automatically install? [on hold]

When I get a new peripheral, like a fancy mouse, or a new keyboard, normally I see that a driver is installing. Once the driver for the device has completely installed - the hardware works. I'm ...
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Batch file, script or shortcut to delete the most recent file in a specified folder

anyone know how to make a batch file or script or some other simple thing like a shortcut that calls some exe to do the following: I want to click on something (batch file, script or shortcut) that ...
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I changed my system path in system variables, how can I bring it back to what it was?

I've been trying to unlock my htc device's bootloader and I couldn't get a fastboot command from the cmd to work. I had tried everything and eventually I found this site which said that I just have to ...
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Will not display option of Windows 8 or Windows 7

I just installed Windows 7 alongside Windows 8. Now I cant boot Windows 8 because it automaticaly boots Windows 7 without displaying boot menu. How can I get menu with options to choose which Os to ...
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RAM patch for Windows 7 32bit

I have to use Windows 7 32 bit in a computer, which I need to use a software which just works with this operating system unfortunately. I have 8GB RAM installed I applied the patch developed by ...
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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive, when I first installed it I made it compatible with both windows and mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. But for some reason it works very well with ...
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Connnect to Linux from Windows using PuTTY over the Internet

I want to connect to Linux from Windows using PuTTY, over the Internet. This will give my friends access to execute shell script files on my Linux (Ubuntu). I have tried this on Windows 7 and Linux ...
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How to create a Windows Vista Shortcut to Specific Hotmail Message? [migrated]

When I open a specific message in Hotmail and I create a Windows Vista Shortcut to that Specific Hotmail Message, and when I click the shortcut I created, I get a list of messages in the folder, not ...
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Does Windows use UPnP to open/forward ports by default?

I've heard a claim that says that Windows (or Windows firewall) uses UPnP to open/forward ports. I'm aware of the possibility of configuring routers which support this via UPnP (e.g this one), but I ...
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How to check if installation of IIS will work without media

Is there a way to check whether the installation files for IIS are present on the system? (W2008 - W2012 R2) We plan to develop new software which will need IIS. We have to check if the installation ...
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Windows 8 audio driver not installed automatically issue

I have a desktop. Once I had a problem with my sound card (Internal), so I replaced it with a new one. Then I installed ubuntu and the sound drivers installed automatically. Now I've just installed ...
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How can we find out information about web servers? [on hold]

I am unable to find the name of the server and its developer that runs on a sub domain of a number of high volume website: This URL shows an image of a car ...
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Why is the USER = N/A and what does event 4689 means?

Why user = n/a? what is 4689? and why I only get the logoff event but not logon event? Log Name: Security Source: Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing Event ID: 4689 Task ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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How to display pictures from shared OneDrive folder on the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I would like one machine to show a photo slide show on the lock screen, with photos belonging to another Microsoft account. I have shared the "Camera Roll" album from the photo producers account to ...
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Launching Google Chrome 38 in background using node and socket-io

I need to launch google chrome in the background using service that will be using AD user. Windows service is running node.js and i'm launching Chrome by request via Socket-io. Chrome should open ...
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Add Windows Server 2012 R2 to Grub2 boot-loader

Short version: I have Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my hard disk. I use grub2 as my boot-loader, so when I start up I can choose between operating systems. The ...
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Couldn't load setup.exe in BIOS

I want to change my notebook OS. But, in BIOS notebook couldn't detect the USB Flash and/or CD/DVD Optical drives. How to determine and solve the main problem? P.S: In normal mode I can run the ...
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What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
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Remove the last 15 characters from multiple filenames using batch [on hold]

I drawing files that I need to remove the last 15 characters. The last 15 digits vary throughout the files. I want to be able to run the '.bat' file from the same directory containing the '.pdf' files ...