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Where is the Windows 8.1 Pinned TaskBar info stored?

I am referring to the bottom icons we can set and also click on to either start a new instance of that program or bring its open window into the main view. I assume somewhere in the registry there ...
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Batch Files make Directory within Directory

How would you create a directory inside of a directory in batch files? I've tried various times and I couldn't get it to work. Please help.
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Adding ssd to boost drive space

Simple question. I already own an SSD and I want to get more space on my computer. If I buy another solid state drive and install it, will it effectively add more space? Example: I have used up all ...
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What is a simple way to prepend a UTF-8 character to a text file using cmd?

Something like: echo \ufeff > output.csv type input.csv >> output.csv Where \ufeff is the UTF-8 BOM, and input.csv is a UTF-8 text file. How do I indicate a UTF-8 character in cmd?
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In Windows zip explorer change default pattern for generating extraction path

By default, if you un-compress a ZIP file located at C:\Some\Path\To\The.Zip using the Windows Explorer, it will extract contents to C:\Some\Path\To\The\. This happens to me a lot in my Downloads ...
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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Windows 7 File Copy / Backup

Does anyone how to copy files from one media (hard drive) to another external media (hard drive, flash drive etc) without changing the Date Created, Date Modified file attributes. When I copy Outlook ...
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BGInfo show only active IPv4 Address

We are using BGInfo to show, among other things, the active IP addresses. We created a new field with the WMI query SELECT IPAddress FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE IPEnabled=True. The ...
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Batch command to archive folders with content using WinRaR

I have lot of folders in the root "C:\Test\Archiv\" (more than 1000). To be more specific, I get one every hour. They are named as following : ay %year% m %month% d %day% h%hour% In each folders are ...
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Cause of unreliable connection?

I have the following infrastructure: A hosted server with an FTP server (Windows Server 2008 + FileZilla). An office that connects to the internet via ADSL (provider = Telia). In that network a ...
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Windows Automated Installation. How can I change boot order in WinPE from a batch file?

Trying to complete automated install of windows OS. I have WinPe on a USB which is first in boot order. I have several batch files running automatically in WinPE making partitions etc. as part of the ...
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Non-domain log forwarding certificate types

I'm trying to set up a source initiated subscription (Log forwarding) where the event source server is not in the same domain as the event collector server. I'm following these steps. It states that ...
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Can a program doing i/o on another drive cause writes in its home drive?

Let's say I have a program A installed with windows on my drive C:. I use A to do a lot of processing on a external drive D:. It reads from D:, processes the data, then writes the output back into ...
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How to install Windows *.klc keyboard layout without admin privileges?

I use Windows 7 in a large computer lab with many machines. I would like to install a custom keyboard layout when I use these machines. I am not the administrator; I simply want to install the ...
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UNC path with hostname omitted?

I have an application that opens a file, the path of which is set to what looks like a UNC path, but with the double slash and hostname removed i.e. instead of \\HOSTNAME\SHARED\FILE it has ...
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Increasingly frequent BSOD: Is it a sign of drive impending failure?

These past few months I’ve been getting increasingly frequent KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR BSODs, after some Googling it seems that it could be attributed to a failing drive. So after opening ...
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How can I make my computer do a repeated series of tasks by a script file on Windows?

When I want to update a web project of mine, I have to do the following tasks all the time: Open cmd.exe. cd into working directory of project. Run localhost command in cmd.exe (~ jekyll s). Launch ...
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Outlook 2007: Automatic Flag Rule OR Sort Related Email Conversations

My company is using Microsoft Outlook 2007. Here's a quick breakdown of what we are doing, and what I'm looking to do: 1) a mechanic sends an email to a specific contact group requesting parts (lets ...
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How to manually switch between Intel HD4600m and AMD HD8970M?

This is my laptop specs: Intel HD4600m HD 8970M with 4GB RAM 8GB Windows 7 64bit Home Premium I have the latest 15.4 beta driver installed and it didn't give me options to switch my graphic card ...
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How do I deal with processes which continuously open/close ports and increasingly consume memory?

According to file.net, nvtray.exe is some process for or from my video card. When I look at the Netstat part of XAMPP, it shows nvtray.exe continuously opening and closing ports, increment the port ...
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Enable Remote Desktop in Windows Firewall from command line

note: #command-line and #netsh tags do not imply batch-file-only, question open for a PowerShell script or any utilities freely available. tl;dr first how to unattendedly transform firewall rules ...
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How to reset my text cursor after changing locale?

After changing the locale of my windows laptop to "Arabic (Saudi Arabia)", the text cursor displayed when typing changed from the usual vertical bar to a bar with a small protrusion near the top, as ...
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Change default path for saving original images in Windows Photo Gallery

I have installed the Windows Photo Gallery recently. I would like to know how can I change the path where the original pictures are saved. Now the default path is ...
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Allow device usage only in VirtualBox

I have an USB device, and I want to connect it to VirtualBox, but I don't want to allow any usage of this device on the host machine - it should only forward the device to the guest. How to do this?
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Searching for Files created but forgotten about and nested deep within other directories [on hold]

When installing a fresh installation of Windows 8.1 Pro it comes with many files and folders which are most often always in the same location with the same name etc. If we create our own files and ...
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Maxtor 40GB HDD shows fatal error while installing windows xp from internal CD-ROM

Installing windows xp by formatting old windows xp which was crashed.... During Installation it shows following error, Fatal Error: An error occured that prevents setup from continuing. One of the ...
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Backup remote Linux from Windows. Recognize symbolic links

I'm trying to backup a Linux Server from a Windows 7 Laptop. The Problem I'm facing is that backup solutions for Windows do not recognize Linux symbolic links. The backup clients just follow the ...
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Windows Modified files

Type of file: Security Catalog (.cat) Location: C:\Windows\servicing\Packages Modified: Thursday, ‎March ‎05, ‎2015, ‏‎2:30:56 PM Was my computer turned on at the time stamped above? ...
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How to print a file to the printer running on standard TCP/IP port?

can any one tell me how to print a file using command in windows? I tried using below command print /D:\\localhost\myprinter testfile but its giving the error: unable to initialize device ...
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Wrong architecture or manufacturer - conflicting information [duplicate]

This is what I get from the set processor(Environment variable) command in 64-bit Windows 7: PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE = AMD64 PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER = Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9, ...
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How to force System Reserved to be created on the boot disk drive

I have machine with three disk drives - Disk 0 500 GB SSD - Disk 1 4TB Mechancial Drive - Disk 2 4TB Mechanical Driver I am installing windows 8.1 on this machine with SSD being the c:\ ...
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Why do I now have two active mouse cursors, and how do I get rid of the second one?

I bought a new PC yesterday, and it has a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro. I am now a little confused. Everything was perfect last night. I noticed there were like a billion pending Windows Updates ...
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Windows software RAID: dynamic disks or storage spaces? [on hold]

I have a couple of big SATA-3 disks (4 TB) which I use on my home computer for storing data, and I want to set them up in a RAID-1 configuration for redundancy; I don't trust my motherboard's ...
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Windows doesn't detect HDD and SDD, but disk manager does

Windows doesn't detect two of my drives, after I installed a new one. I exchanged my previous SSD (old Patriot Inferno, 60gb) which had Windows 8.1 on it for a new OCZ ARC 100. However, after I ...
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Why is SET PATH= not working in the same batch file?

I have a USB flash drive with portable installs of Dropbox and emacs. One of the functions I want to run in emacs needs to have sha1sum.exe in the path, so I also put coreutils on the USB. I am ...
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Can not go to the router admin page through 192.168.1.1

Just install the router and can not access to router admin page when I go to cmd and type ipconfig, it show something like ipv4 1.64.23.97 child network mask 255.255.255.255 default gateway 0.0.0.0 ...
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Windows Store error code 0xd00000bb

I followed this tutorial in how to change metro apps install location http://www.askvg.com/how-to-change-metro-apps-default-installation-location-in-windows-8/ . After i changed the apps install ...
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I can't boot and install any Windows version

Good evening people. Yesterday my laptop, this one http://www.msiwhitebook.com/product_spec.asp?model=ms-16f2-id1 got slow when I was using Android Studio and I decided to restart. After this my PC ...
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Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro upgraded using full license, is my original license gone?

I upgraded my system from the OEM installed Windows 8.1 to 8.1 Pro using a FULL license (not the cheaper upgrade license). I understand that with an upgrade the original key is replaced by the new ...
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Windows 7 OBDC new connection Type

I am only seeing only one connection type in my ODBC connection setup. How can I setup a OBDC connection for Microsoft ODBC for ORACLE
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Windows 7 backup - multiple VHD system images on a dedicated disk

I use a 4 TB dedicated disk to save my daily VHD system images via Windows 7 Backup. However only one VHD image is being saved despite setting 100% for System Restore on that disk. Creating a new VHD ...
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Sharing vmware shared folders between VMs

In vmware shared folders document, it says "With shared folders, you can easily share files among virtual machines and the host computer. " So it is OK to share the same folders among different ...
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Windows and VPN, order of resolution?

I'm a remote worker in my company. My company use Active Directory with a single corp.local domain, and my desktop computer has joined the domain. A VPN connection is available (provided by a ...
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Update Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder

When I see Technical Information for Windows media player. I can see information about Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder (msmpeg2vdec.dll). In some machines I see version as 12.0.9200.16426 and some ...
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Bluetooth headset does not switch to VoIP

I ran into a problem when using my Bluetooth headphones on Windows 7. They support both the A2DP and the Hands-free profile, however it seems that only one of them can be active at a time. On my ...
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windows sbs2008 monitoring, searching for a good tool? [closed]

I have a sbs2008 server running and need some monitoring tools. Is there any freeware or cheap tool that can me inform when something went wrong like with raid or network or so?
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How to access an ejected USB flash drive without removing and plugging it back in [duplicate]

If you eject a USB flash drive in Windows and do not remove it from the port, you cannot access it any more unless you remove it from the port and plug it in again. How can you access it again ...
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Converting an ELF executable (Linux) into a PE.exe (Windows)

I am a newbie when it comes to using machine code files!!! I need to use a machine code executable obtained as ELF (Linux) into an exe file for Windows. I have tried 'objconv' but, though the format ...
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The correct password does not work [closed]

When entering my password for windows home premium, I receive the message "the user profile service failed the logon, user profile sa not be loaded." I cannot log onto my computer.
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Solving differing Windows 8.1's DPI issues

I am trying to extend my 13.9 3200x1800 (~264.14PPI) laptop with a 27" 2560x1440 (~108.79PPI) Dell Ultrasharp as top-down set up. But I am having issues with Windows 8.1's DPI scaling. Tweaking the ...