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Logitech MX518, keeps disconnecting and reconnecting periodically on my PC. (Win 7 64x)

My Logitech MX518 mouse keeps disconnecting and reconnecting periodically. Here's a list of things I did THAT DID NOT WORK - Tried using different USB ports. Same issue. - Used the same mouse on my ...
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Why is Windows not warning about file in use for certain programs?

When you open a text file in Notepad on Windows, you can move the source file to the recycle bin, or even permanently delete it. The same is true for WordPad. Why is it that Windows doesn't give you a ...
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Why do I lose data speed on my desktop (WLAN) without loosing signal?

I am running Windows 7 SP1 and I’ve just bought a Wi-Fi card (plugged in pci on my motherboard) for my desktop. My wireless adapter is a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter TL-WN851ND (US TP-Link page in ...
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Chattr equivalent for windows? For making no deletable but accessible file which is distributed [on hold]

I'm really struggling with this I need to make my file app undeletable but accessible to all to use, it's loaded on different computers and the user can access it but I don't know how to make it non ...
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Something Wrong With “Windows Installer” (Windows 8.1 x64)

I think something wrong with "Windows Installer" in my "Windows 8.1 Core x64" (With latest updates) operating system. Symptoms: Can't install some softwares. Installation gives "Error 1603: Fatal ...
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System wide file associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm having trying to get a system wide file association set on Windows 7 (more specifically trying to get .jnlp associated properly with javaws.exe). It's associated properly under the admin ...
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My Graphic card is dead or not?

I have an Acer V5 and after I changed my HDD I reinstalled Windows 8 and when I install the nVidia driver or constructor driver my screen is scrambled and I cannot see anything! When I uninstall ...
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Why can't I turn a folder into a file in Windows?

Every time I need to create a text file in Windows I usually right-click inside a folder and select for any option from shortcut to a zip file and rename it's extension to ".txt" (I know that some of ...
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3 Finger Flick/Swipe gestures on Windows

I'm using an HP Envy 6 which has a Multitouch touchpad. The Synaptics tool looks like this: As you can see there is a provision of 3 finger swipe gestures, but sadly there's no 'settings' icon next ...
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Backup and restore / Copy user profile Windows 8.1

how can I backup / restore user profile with user settings in windows 8.1? Unfortunately windows 8 does not support export in Easy Transfer. right now I have to copy manually user files and restore ...
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How to undelette files/Folders with icacls on command line? [on hold]

For a developpement of an application, i need how unable formating of the flash drive where the app is copied, without (Readonly of diskpart) or if is it not possible, the good command line to execute ...
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How to change the default resolution in Windows for automatic logon?

I could configure automatic logon with the Autologon tool on my Windows Server 2012 systems. (This might effectively be the same as the solution described here.) Automatic log in seems to work now as ...
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What can cause Windows 8.1 to domain user autologin

After I interrupted the last week Tuesday patch update on my Windows 8.1 laptop, it no longer prompts for login. It logs in automatically with my domain user. It does this after reboot, after sleep ...
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Require user passwords on windows on specific time range?

How can I make Windows ask for user credential on login only on specific days, or any other time range? Inspired by this question only for linux, it give me the same idea because I have similar ...
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Windows not recognizing CD/DVD drive

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 7. It has (suddenly) stopped recognizing any CD/DVD that I put in the drive. When I insert a disk, it seems to be processing it for a couple of seconds ...
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How to merge dynamic disk on a new computer?

I have 4 sata disks on a machine. They have been merged together as one drive using dynamic disks on windows. The problem is that the motherboard broke so i just want to pop the drives into my ...
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Windows' Security warning on all files on local drives

Users usually can download portable software and use it from local drives withount any warning. (I mean small executables just as putty.exe or a portable application from PortableApps.com) However ...
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need to start GUI program in Windows through ssh

I need to start a GUI application in windows machine via ssh. But the problem is when I am using some ssh server this application is running in background. I used freesshd server, which running in ...
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HDD working on Mac but asks to be formatted on PC

I have a 1TB Toshiba external HDD, 2 years old. A few days ago it suddenly stopped showing up on my PC. Whenever I connect it, the system asks if I wish to format the HDD and I cannot access my years ...
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Why does Windows 10 display this Cortana error in teen speak? [on hold]

I'm just trying out Windows 10 build 9901, the one with Cortana and Xbox apps. When I try to activate Cortana, I get this: I don't think Cortana is available in India yet (I don't have/want a ...
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Why do we still have Short Names (8dot3 Names) for Files/Folders on Windows?

What is the use of Short Names (8.3 Name) for files/folders ? I'm aware the registry makes use of it but how & are there other uses for this shortname ?
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Installation of Windows 7 on ThinkCenter M91p

PC had Windows Enterprise operating system. I had problems with the HD. I reformatted the HD clean. Acquired Windows 7 Home Premium, but cannot install it. Changed sequence in CMOS to make DVD drive ...
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How to access shared folder from Android Browser [migrated]

I'm trying to access file shared with firefox from Ubuntu to Windows (as server) via WIFI, all of setting has been properly set before. I'm using smb protocol via desktop browser from Ubuntu and it ...
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Windows printing error policy

In CUPS on Linux there are four different error policies: Abort job Retry job immediately Retry job after N seconds Stop printing, so a person can manually inspect the problem What is the error ...
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How to find what file in winsxs is generating a crash?

I have a program that is generating a msvcr80.dll error and crashing. I would like to find out what is happening, so I could find if the program is using the wrong version of that file. Is there a ...
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How to replicate GPA's Sign and Compress option on command line in Windows

As the title says, I need to replicate GPA's "Sign and Compress" option on the command line. I'm trying to automate some encryption of files for submission to a bank and the instructions they gave me ...
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Can't install Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 x86

I need Internet Explorer 9 for developing. So I go here and I can download it only for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. However when I try to install I get the error (translated): This version ...
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What ways exist to control (enable/disable) automatic startup of applications at the end of system boot? [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). I remember the days when on Windows 95 it was possible to cause programs to launch once the system had finished booting by placing a link to such ...
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Monitor signal turns off for several seconds after Windows 7 start-up screen?

Background: I have been having some problems with my Windows registry today. It looked like antivirus had corrupted my licensing data. When I booted in to windows I would receive a message about: ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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Windows search with specific options

For example, i have two files: Textfile1.txt Textfile2.txt where first file is empty, and second contains string file1 Can I create a search query in standard windows explorer to match ...
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Connecting a NVIDIA GeFORCE 6200 to a digital TV

I have connected it with a straight VGA to VGA cable and most of the time there is no sound. I expected this however I can not see any sound output connection on the video card or the PC HP ...
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euro symbol has stopped working

I use alt 4 on my keyboard for the euro sign but it has stopped working, it has happened before and has been corrected by pressing a combination of keys in the bottom left of the keyboard but I cannot ...
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Free VPN solutions windows 8 [on hold]

I used GetPrivate in the past but it went down with ThePirateBay. I need a similar free VPN client, one-click connect preferably, no sign-up and no cost. If there's no such thing, what other choices ...
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Disable painting/window updates during long computation (from the outside)

I have a large Outlook Data File (OST) (nearly 5 GB with over 150,000 emails), and I'm importing it into Stellar OST Viewer. The computation is long because the program is building a searchable ...
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Restrict access to applications by password protecting them

I have need to restrict access to specific applications in windows 7. I'd like to be able to password protect the applications rather than use for example windows account restrictions but worst case ...
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Simultaniously run three Powerpoint presentations

I recently swapped three Powerpoint-presentation computers with one multi-display computer. Reason is allocation cost, energy cost and to simplify the administration when changing presentations each ...
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How can I convert M4V video to MP4 format under my Windows 7?

I want to convert M4V videos to MP4 format format to play on my Android Tablet. Is there any recommended app for Windows computer?
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How fix when cmd prints command instead of run it?

I am trying to automate chef setup for windows. So I wrote .bat according to this: call winrm quickconfig -q call winrm set winrm/config/winrs @{MaxMemoryPerShellMB="300"} call winrm set winrm/config ...
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Can everyone use windows server 2012 with AVMA key for free ot not? [on hold]

Here is an article about AVMA. I very was very surprised to see microsoft keys for windows server on public page. Does it means that everybody can install windows server 2012 on virtual machine and ...
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OEM partition of 465 GB in a 1TB disk, too big - how to resize it?

I just bought a new computer and I installed a windows 8 and I would to install a Windows Server 2012 in another partition in my PC, but there is this OEM partition that is occupying half of the ...
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Control and shift keys not working [pressed together]

I have a weird problem with my logitech deluxe 250 keyboard. When I press shift key control key is pressed automatically and vice versa. No stick keys have been set up. I tried opening on screen ...
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What happens when my cmd requests a password, but will not allow a write in? [on hold]

When trying to change a registry item, or file, my administrator privileges are not allowed. Therefore my in Windows 7 command prompt, each time it asks for an administrator password, nothing will ...
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Why don't the game files appear in recent items list

The recent items list (found at %AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent) has all the directories and files I access. It doesn't store information about the actual application (for eg. Word, ...
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update time from a desired NTP once in windows

OK, I normally used to configure time from a machine (myservername) that is an advertized windows net time server in my domain net use \\myservername /set Well this set the time value of the server ...
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How to find the PCs name in a batch script?

How would I find the name of the PC running my batch program on it? I would like to find the name of a PC that is running my batch program and be able to store it as a variable. Any help?
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Enviroment modules for Windows?

I am starting to learn how to use modules (http://modules.sourceforge.net/) on a hpc server and I like this very clean solution. Is there any tool like modules for windows? I am just interested of ...
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Error On Shutdown - cmd.exe Application Error 0xc0000142

I realize this question is quite common, but I can't seem to find a situation that matches exactly what my issue is, it happens at shutdown and with cmd.exe. So recently I've been getting this bug... ...
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Sort Windows 8 search result by last used?

In Windows 7, the programs in the start menu were sorted by the date used last. In Windows 8, I've used PuTTY hundreds of times, but it still appears below random files when I search "p". Is there a ...
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One VLC instance for different file types

Is it possible to have two instances of VLC Media Player, one that plays WAV files exclusively and the other that plays MP3 files exclusively? I have to often listen to some WAV sound effects files to ...