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When deleting a profile in win regedit is there the potential to delete profile from network?

When deleting a profile from the Windows 7 Registry is there the potential that it could affect the profiles on the network or is it just on that tube?
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Why does my rsync server on windows always set the read-only flag when I write to it?

I'm using cwrsync on windows. This is my daemon config file use chroot = false strict modes = false hosts allow = * log file = rsyncd.log pid file = rsyncd.pid port = 11011 # Module definitions # ...
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Firefox complains about java plugin security even with the latest version

When I go to any web page that uses java, for example www.java.com -> Do I have Java? , it complains that the java version installed has security flaws. However I have the latest version (7 u 45) and ...
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Use active application in fullscreen mode (not maximized)

With my FullHD monitor I use application bar fixed to right. That way I have good overview of other applications and their switching is easy. Sometimes I use applications that need lot of space ...
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Can I create a Windows user account without the ability for an interactive user login?

I ran into an issue when a software that was recommended to me requires to provide it with my admin user account and password not in a UAC prompt (which I do not want to do.) So I was curious, can I ...
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Why does Windows KB hotfixes contain 2 different versions of the same file?

why does Windows KB hotfixes contain 2 different versions of the same file? Take for example the kernel file in this update: +++ MS13-017 +++ |--[NTOSKRNL.EXE 6.1.7600.17207 (x86/x86) ...
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Windows 8.1 powering off USB Drives

Since upgrading to 8.1, Windows will shut down my hard drive bay connected by USB after about 10 minutes. I didn't have this issue in Windows 8 as I just went in and changed the hard drive sleep time ...
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Block all images using Privoxy (windows)

I just installed Privoxy because of its ad blocking capabilities, I have no idea what to do with the config file. How would I go by disabling images on every website (so they don't download) but then ...
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TrueCrypt-ed Windows XP reseting administrative password

I have inherited a laptop running Windows XP 64bit professional from a former system admin of my Lab. The laptop is encrypted with TrueCrypt and luckily I have a password for TrueCrypt and can boot ...
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Recover OffScreen Window in Windows 8

Someone asked a very similar question in regards to window recovery for windows xp: Similar Recovery I'm using windows 8 (or 8.1 now). I run Dual Monitors. On Monitor 2 I sometimes have the input ...
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Helping with partitioning a hard drive

I'm starting to use Windows 8. I have only one partition on my hard drive. And I want to create two individual partitions. But I don't have much experience in partitioning disk. When opening Windows 8 ...
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Sycronizing/deploying scripts across several systems

I have a few time consuming tasks that I like to spread across several computers. These tasks require running an identical ruby or python script (or series of scripts that call each other) on each ...
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Build a user's profile directory on creation in batch

I have a batch script that I use when I set up new Windows 7 PCs that creates a user based on a variable, creates a folder on their desktop, then shares it: @echo off SET /p unitnumber="Enter ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1, I am not offered the option to keep apps and settings

I was trying to upgrade my windows 8 pro 64-bit (ZH-TW) to Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit (ZH-TW) and my pc would not get the option to keep apps and settings. I tried it on other computers that were ...
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System Volume Information folder on D drive… But System Protection not enabled for that drive?

I'm running Windows 8.1, and have a 240GB SSD for my C drive and a 2TB HDD for a D drive. On the D drive, there is a System Volume Information folder taking up 380GB... I'd like to reduce or ...
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bootable windows usb with exe programs

Once a year I format my dual booted hdd in order to use a "fresh" installation of vista. The rather annoying thing is that I have to install from scratch all programs that I use. Is there a way to ...
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How to tell if a domain user is a local admin on the machine

I'd like to know if the user MYDOMAIN\SomeUser has local admin rights on the current machine. I can see if a local user account has admin by using: C:\>NET USER Mike User name ...
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Windows temp file consume much space

My friend asked me for help with the hard disk space of his laptop that is almost full. I'm about to backup files from this partition to another, but I found out that %system%\temp is consuming too ...
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AutoHotKey: How do I check for the presence of a button with a certain label?

I have two Windows which have the same window class and title texts. The only difference are some buttons that are on one but not the other. Using AutoHotKey, how can I check for the presence of a ...
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What is the Everyone built-in windows security group called in Portuguese?

I'm attempting to setup share permissions on a Brazilian server and wish to give Everyone read only access. However, the server's language is Brazilian (Portuguese), and it looks like the security ...
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Windows 8 - Cannot run taskmanager

I'm unable to launch Task Manager in my Windows 8(x64 bit) installation. It says "This app can't run on your PC". Probably my PC is infected, however none of the AntiVirus softwares are able to ...
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Windows 8.1 Pro upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro WMC

does the same key used to upgrade from Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8 Pro WMC can be used to upgrade from Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro WMC, plus does the key used to legitimately to activate Windows ...
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Why do I see FTP prompt when I do not have any FTP server running on my machine?

Why do I see the ftp prompt when I do not have any FTP Server running on my machine ? When I do : C:\Users\user>ftp localhost ftp> I see the ftp prompt ?
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Defragmentation to order files sequentially for faster boot time, like e4rat but for Windows

e4rat or "Ext4 - Reducing Access Times" is a program which reduces boot time in the followng way: First it logs the file accesses made by the system during the boot. Secondly it uses a ...
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Cannot access internet or remote network after connecting to Windows VPN

I set up a VPN by creating an incoming VPN connection (VPN server) in my Windows 8 machine at home (not a Windows Server). I forwarded the PPTP port in my router (port 1723) to this machine and ...
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Security warning for EXE files in specific path

All .exe files in F:\Program\Install on my PC are showing Security Warning when clicked: it is shown for apps that don't have valid signature, but apps like CPU-Z (which have digital signature) will ...
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How to add “date modified” as a permanent option for sorting files in Windows?

I would like the "date modified" option to be permanently shown on every folder in Windows Explorer when I right click and choose "sort" and also on the bar above the content of the folder. Right now ...
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Why does Windows 8.1 file explorer crash after I click the default icon?

When I click on the default taskbar icon (as opposed to the pinned icons accessible through right-click) it seems like metro crashes and restarts. I tried to edit the default launch folder but it ...
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Task Scheduler Not Waking PC Extended hours of Sleep

I have configured Tasks Scheduler to wake up Windows/PC at certain times; however, the computer does not wake up after extended hours of sleep. If I change the trigger configuration time to: Sleep ...
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How can I preview the contents of books sold on Amazon in Internet Explorer 10?

I run 64-bit Windows 7 and have both Internet Explorer 10 and a newly-downloaded copy of Google Chrome. I downloaded the latter when I found that I could not look (preview) the contents of books sold ...
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Moving Win7 install to larger drive *with* boot record on wrong HDD

Quite a while ago, my boot records all got stuck on the wrong hard drive due to a botched Ubuntu install. Any attempt to fix them resulted in a "Windows can't start due to hardware changes; repair ...
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Install Arch Linux on a already dual booted system

I am currently dual booting Windows Vista with CentOS. I need to replace CentOS with Arch and I am using Grub as the bootloader. Is it possible to install Arch without disturbing Windows partitions. ...
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Issues somehow related? Boot failure, avast! disappeared, computer froze and text rendered poorly

Lately I've been having a bunch of weird issues with my Windows 8 laptop. I don't know if and how they could be related. Symptoms Less than a week ago a glitch caused my start screen to be rendered ...
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How to disable automount for specific, internal partitions on Windows 7?

I have an iMac on which I set up a Windows 7 on a separate partition of main main drive (an SSD) with Bootcamp. After installing the Bootcamp drivers, Windows is abled to read HFS+ file systems (even ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on Windows 8 Pro with Media center addon key

This question has been asked earler in this forum but a clear answer for the same is not yet available for the people who bought windows 8 pro upgrade I purchased Windows 8 pro upgrade from Win 7 ...
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Left click and enter not working

Sometimes when I turn on my homemade desktop computer (running 64-bit Windows 7), the left mouse click and enter key doesn't work. They work well in BIOS, as well as on the Windows 7 BCD and login ...
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Software that activates the window you're looking at through your webcam

Is there a software program for Windows that activates the window that you are looking at so you don't have to click on it any more with your mouse? So if i for example have two windows open (Chrome + ...
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Change DPI in Windows 8(.1) below 100%

I want to make all of the UI smaller than possible, because I am running 3 27" Monitors with 1080p resolution and am hoping to get a little more screen real estate out of it. So I have played around a ...
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Putting an SSD with Win 7 in a new Win 8 laptop [duplicate]

I have an older laptop (a TP E420) with a 64GB SSD running Win 7 Home Premium. Say I buy a new Windows 8 laptop that doesn't have an SSD. Can I just take the HDD out and swap my extant SSD in, and ...
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Startup error BackgroundContainer.dll on windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I have the same problem with this topic! How to resolve BackgroundContainer.dll error on startup? The thing is i did everything that says in answer but i)I found nothing when i started regedit.exe ...
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How to make an extremely old app run on 64bit Windows? [duplicate]

I have a very old application designed for Windows 3.1. I have been able to use this application on Windows 7, however, that was Windows 7 32bit. Now I have since re-installed Windows to 64bit, and ...
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How to use Git in fullscreen [duplicate]

I have been looking for ways to full screen my Git terminal screen on windows. I tried tweaking the property settings but no luck. I found few crazy hacks online , but could not get it to work! :( ...
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Is there a fdisk command in Windows?

In Linux, there is a useful fdisk command. Is there an analogue for this in Windows? Specifically, I need to use (something like) fdisk -l.
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Is it possible to install Windows from a external hard drive without losing data?

I want to install Windows from my external hard drive (using a tool such as Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool). However, I don't want to lose the data I already have stored on the HD. Is it possible? ...
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How do I view Linux file system drives on a Windows machine? [duplicate]

I have an external hard drive that was used on a linux system to store a bunch of data. I no longer have access to that linux system any more but would like to view the files on a Windows machine. ...
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how can I see the movies via my old laptop, please ?

I have an old laptop, and I want to see movies with that, but the problem is, always in the middle of movies it's stuck and play,like the youtube movies, when your connection speed is low, maybe it's ...
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Right-clicking files and folders inside SkyDrive folder hangs/freezes the file explorer

Right-clicking individual files or folders causes the file explorer for the directory to hang for 30 seconds after which the context menu finally appears. This happens only when right-clicking ...
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Windows 8.1 upgrade problems

I have just upgraded from Win 8.0 to Win 8.1 (64-bit Dell desk-top, Intel i7, 8GB memory, 2x500GB HD) 1) A previously installed Chrome browser that was working stopped working. So, uninstalled and ...
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How to synchronize tasks on multiple computers

I would like to be able to run similar tasks on several computers that must be precisely synced. More specifically I need 4 laptops to be synced, probably over local network, and I need to use one of ...
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DLL issue on start up [duplicate]

When I start up my computer I get an error msg :Problem starting BackgroundContainer.dll. It also says module could not be found. After i click OK, computer finishes start up sequence, computer ...