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batch file eats cpu and RAM using only echo ^?

tldr: ran a batch file with only 1 line in it: echo ^ . This file eats 70-100% of one core and approx. 1k RAM a second...??? While answering this question, I came across some odd behavior in Windows ...
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Repair EFI Bootloader?

I'm aware there are other topics on this subject, but i've tried the fixes to no avail, hence making this post. So I had a 1TB HDD with Windows 8.1 installed along with a partition with a recovery ...
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MMO and Network Issues [on hold]

My setup is follows: I have a pretty powerful laptop and my brother has a PC. I enjoy playing SWTOR on my laptop. However everytime I logon to the game server, My brother complaints about being ...
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How to restore Start menu shortcuts in Windows 8.1

Now I can't even get to the Desktop in 8.1 without pressing +D. I also can't get to the Store, OneDrive, or Camera. How can I restore these shortcuts? If you need more details about how they were ...
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Dropped an EHD and corrupted it, now what? [on hold]

I dropped a Seagate 3 tb EHD about a foot or so and now it's corrupted. Sometimes the drive shows up and sometimes it doesn't. When it does I can sometimes access the files briefly but then it seems ...
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Windows Server 2012 Desktop Virtualization Over WiFi

I want to make a system where: -A client can connect to a server -The client is given access to their own virtual desktop based on an account they log into -In this desktop everything is processed on ...
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How to set four virtual desktops in Windows 8.1 like Ubuntu?

I have started use Windows 8.1. I want to use four desktops like Ubuntu. It is possible?
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Virtual Box is causing Windows' status tray icon to inaccurately report connectivity status

I recently installed Virtual Box 4.3.10 on my Windows 7 box. Since then, the system tray's network icon appears as if I am disconnected from WiFi when I am actually connected. I was able to isolate ...
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How to type French-specific characters on a USkeyboard (Windows, French-Canada keyboard)

It is often frustrating for learners of French language when it is not possible to type a specific character. Some people cut-and-paste them from MS Word, which has an automatic ...
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Opening port 8080 on Windows firewall

I am not sure if I am just missing a trick here and it will be something rather simple, or if I am trying to do something that just isn't going to work.. Anyway, I have an asp.net site and I am using ...
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Suppressing errors from an embedded command in a batch file for loop

I have a batch file that uses the for command to parse the output from another command, but I want all errors written to STDERR to be suppressed. I have tried this: for /F "usebackq delims=" %%a in ...
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Apache 2.4 from WAMP stopped working as a service after Windows 7 update (possibly)

I had WAMP server installed on my Win 7 computer. After recent update and reboot Apache stopped working. The wampapache service was not started, when I tried to start it manually from services tool, ...
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Windows Server 2012 Remote desktop substitution

Is it possible to substitute the program that Windows Server 2012 by default uses for remote desktop with another program? I need a program that can handle OpenGL, and it is my understanding that by ...
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What are system, active and boot partitions in terms of microsoft? [duplicate]

I decided to reinstall Windows, but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I appeared to doubt which partition to choose. There were System Reserved partition and partition ...
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What is MSR partition? [duplicate]

I was trying to reinstall windows but on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I stumbled upon this MSR partition I knew nothing about. What is it for? Am I to delete it or leave ...
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What is System Reserved partition for? [duplicate]

As you might know, I was going to reinstall windows. But on the step "Choose a Physical Location to Install Windows On" I faced this 100MB partition. What is it for? Should I delete it or leave it as ...
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how to customize pre login screen of window?

Please look the below screen i have to add my image when window is in pre login state . ...
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Dual Monitor Slideshows

So I have dual monitors and I'd like to run a slideshow on one window while the other stays active so I can still do stuff on it. I know that you can move the slideshow across the monitors with ...
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Magnifier appears every time I log in

Once while logging into my system, at the user selection page, from the Ease of Access button I took Magnifier. Then I logged into my admin account without closing the Magnifier. Now whenever I log ...
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How to uninstall LightScribe Control Panel?

In the notification area of my taskbar I found LightScribe Control Panel. What is it ? What does it do ? Should I have to keep it. When I tried to uninstall it, there was no such entry in the ...
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browser choice: how to safely delete it?

Windows 8.1 I use another browser and in any case browser choice can never be useful for me. I want to delete it from my PC, including the registry. Apparently it is launched by the process ...
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Enable GPU for cryptocurrency mining while running monitor off IGP?

Users in the cryptocurrency community usually solve this by either: -Using DVI-A or such to vga adaptor and make a dummy plug with resistors. However, all my hardware run with DVI-D. Vga adaptors ...
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How does performance scale in a single column 2-way mirrored storage space as more disks are added?

In Windows 8.1 Storage Spaces, there seems to be pretty solid evidence that 2-way mirrored storage spaces have performance that improves significantly as more disks are added to the pool as long as ...
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Custom PC driver installation

So I'm getting into selling custom computers running Windows 8.1. I want to have necessary drivers installed before the user boots into Windows for first setup (so after everything is installed and ...
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Windows fail , cant start computer [on hold]

I Press Alt + F4 in cmd and Mozilla FireMonky not work anymore! My pc cant start i only see message about "Windows cant find file \Windows\System32\spscsp.dll Plz help i have homework in programing ...
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics ...
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Can I change the date format only in the taskbar

Can I change the display format just for the date in the windows taskbar? I know that you can customize the format of the date in the taskbar by changing the "short date" display format in ...
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Automatic Copy to clipboard when deleting bunch of text

Since some time I noticed an irritating behaviour on my PC (Windows 7). Whenever i have a bunch of text. Want to copy part of it (to clipboard), and later select remaining text and delete it with ...
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Removing win xp after installing win 8 [duplicate]

I've win xp and win 8 installed at the same time (dual-boot) and now I'm thinking about removing windows xp and just keep windows 8 for the usage, The problem is that I'm unsure how to proceed on ...
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Would like to consolidate installed 'programs' on Windows 8, questions about redistributables

It seems like every other program I use uses a different compiler for the same language (I.E C++ or SQL). Are they supposed to be backwards compatible, so that theoretically I could just have ...
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Permission on NAS drive

I have a NAS drive mapped on a server. I have accidentally deleted Everyone from the permission. not cannot access the drive. Is there is any way to solve the problem?
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(x)copy a directory, not only files

I want to copy a directory to another one. Let's say we have following structure: DIR src\ FILE file DIR dest\ This copies src\file to dest\file, but I want dest\src\file. xcopy /E src ...
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Windows utility à la Android to type accented characters in capital?

As an alternative to the cumbersome ALT+(ANSI code) in Windows, Android provides a neat solution to type European accented characters in capital: The menu is displayed by long-pressing the letter. ...
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Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8? [closed]

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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Batch file - Copying folders with percentage

I'm currently trying to create a batch file, which actually copy a folder from a server to a clients machine. And I'm playing around with batch file, using xcopy, and it gives me the percentage of ...
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how to shift all parameters in a batch

The well-know shift command can be used to shift positional parameters in batch file, BUT it does not affect the special variable %*. The shift command has no effect on the %* batch parameter. Is ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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Windows command line - accessing of remote windows server folder

I am logged in a Windows 7 and was trying to access the shared folder located in a Windows server 2008. I can successfully map the network drive with the URL: \\\ServerName\DavWWWRoot\Shared ...
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Attempting to end CMD after Batch File

I am running a Batch file on which is located on my DC. explorer.exe = taskmgr.exe end; end; The batch file works fine and does what I need. The thing is that when I run this batch it forces the ...
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show message when devices connected wireless router

I'm guessing the only way "Universally" to show a message like "Welcome to my WiFi connection" is through a html landing page( redirection). I would say SMB but I believe Windows 8 doesn't allow you ...
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Copying files that match one pattern but not another

I have a number of files that follow a pattern like this: <BaseName> . <Version> [ - <Tag> - <#> ] . <Extension> For example: basename.1.0.0.ext ...
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How best to backup My Documents (maybe with Git?) [on hold]

I would like a good process to backup My Documents on my hard drive periodically to an external hard drive or repository. I want to have a snap shot at each backup period, and don't want to waste ...
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Printer bat script

I've been having some issues with a batch script that i have setup to add IP printers as local printers. It seems to be working just find on my own computer where i wrote the script but now seem to ...
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Hotkey volume change for specific application. Windows 7

I want to have a hotkey to change the sound of a specific application, like chrome for example, but leave other apps on the same sound level. Basically i want this http://i.imgur.com/HWZ5sEY.png in a ...
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A List Of Windows Shell Commands [duplicate]

I would love a list of Shell commands for Windows. Not to be confused with commands that you would run in Windows DOS. Over time I have come across these commands here and there. Like for example if ...
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How to repair a failed solid state drive

I had an internal SSD fail on me after 2 years of use (a Micron C400 512GB SSD). I wanted to try and repair it myself. Dismantling it is easy. Things look good; physically the board is super clean and ...
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From column to matrix

I have few addresses in a single column. Need to move it to rows as below: name1 street1 city1 state1 phone1 email1 name2 street2 city2 state2 phone2 email2 NAME ADDRESS PHONE EMAIL name1 ...
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File been detected as a virus

I have been making a program and i have put all of its files in a zip file. I have uploaded it to here: ...
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Make Windows 8.1 File Explorer open in “This PC” view

Up until the recent Windows 8.1 update, I used this guide and it worked flawlessly: ...
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Cannot unzip with zip command line

I am having difficult unpacking a zip to a specific directory. I am trying to get all contents of subdirectory of the zipped file and not the parent directory. This is parent directory within zip ...