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Windows file association based on file type and then size

I have many videos stored on my harddrive. The ones which are of dvd or lower quality (480p, max size 7GB), I would like to open using vlc. The ones which are HD quality (720p, 1080p, size greater ...
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How can I receive e-mails based on certain Windows Firewall events?

Is it possible to receive an e-mail when Windows Firewall logs certain events (such as an inbound connection being accepted for example)?
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Batch: avoiding specific conflict in FOR loops

Problem: unexpected behavior (single duplicate) in FOR-loop. I'm trying to make a simple batch-vbscript interface for mounting and dismounting volumes, among other tasks ("Voltask"). A central part ...
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how to get the source code that will allow me to connect QVIS dome camera to pc directly via BNC to USB cable? [on hold]

please,im developing an application by using c# in visual basic 2010 that will be able to record,capture and save the recorded video to the specified path.i'm using a dome camera as the recording ...
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adding the cwd / pwd / (.) to the path in powershell

So I have a program I'd like to run in Windows PowerShell. In cmd I just type in script.cmd and it'll run the script. In PowerShell I apparently have to do ./script.cmd. BASH behaves similarly by ...
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Windows proxy settings updated automatically

While trying to set proxy settings in my Windows machine registry I found an interesting thing that I hope you will be able to help me with. The proxy settings that are set on my machine are: ...
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Denying an application rights to write to the Windows Registry

In Windows 7 or later, is there a way to deny a program rights to write anywhere in the registry? Please specify to which version of Windows your answer applies.
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Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100 [duplicate]

On my Toshiba Satellite E45t-A4100, the keyboard is not working. No matter what I press nothing responds. The touch screen is still working, and everything seems to be working properly, but I have ...
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Windows XP missing hal.dll error after installing Ubuntu

EDIT: The problem is due partitioning, most of the following might've not influenced the outcome. I was dual-booting and I wanted to make some unspecified partition space and I've decided I didn't ...
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Would BitLocker and SysKey be a possible and good security combo?

Is it possible to have Bitlocker and SysKey work together on a Windows machine? If so, could you have them both work on a single USB thumb drive? Would the Thumb Drive have to be partitioned? If no, ...
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Unchaining grub2 and windows bootloader(s)

I would like to find out if it is possible to unchain grub2 and windows boot-loader and I could not find a convincing answer anywhere, perhaps it is just not possible... The situation is as follows: ...
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How to switch between input languages using non-standard shortcut on Windows?

How can I configure Windows to use keys on the right side of the keyboard to switch input languages? I'd prefer to use right Alt + Shift, or even better, both left and right pairs of Alt + Shift. I ...
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Adobe Brackets: How to find and replace using Regex?

I have installed the latest version of adobe brackets on my Dell laptop. Before this I was using notepad++ and there are many features in notepad++ that I'm trying to load in brackets via extenaions ...
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Windows 7 hangs when one process start consuming too much memory

My problem is following: I am working on a data science project and have some code performing data analysis and processing. If I take too big chunk of data to process at once the process starts ...
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How to boot windows cd in grub? [on hold]

I've installed Linux on my PC and when I try to put a bootable CD with windows, don't work and I put first in the bios setup in boot order and not appear as a bootable CD and appear grub! And when I ...
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Open only directory in given directory

I am trying to write a simple batch file, that when run, will move and rename some files within a certain directory. I know I can navigate to a directory in command prompt with cd "path_to_directory" ...
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Watch youtube videos in command prompt

While browsing Linux Stack exchange Came across this question which helps to watch youtube videos in Linux terminal,this brought me few questions Is it possible to watch youtube videos on command ...
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how to get Windows event logs in English though the default language is Spanish?

I want to analyze the windows event logs that is been getting generated from windows machines. The default language for windows is Spanish so it is generating the logs in Spanish but the tool which ...
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Implement backup strategy in cloud with a slow connection (around 150 GB)

I want to implement a backup strategy based in cloud to prevent data lost by disasters. Scenario: Proliant Server ML350 1X136GB (Windows 2008 installation and applications) 1x136GB (Applications ...
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How do I reassign win x in windows 8 to open chrome?

and for that matter how do I reassign any win+ combo? (I am using a small software called winhotkey but it can only assign free letters with the win button - and Windows 8 has almost all the letters ...
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Windows Application for managing Google Analytics? [on hold]

Is there any freeware application to help me manage/view easily all my websites google analytics? I really dislike their website and it's tiresome if you have to switch multiple google accounts all ...
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SystemSoundsService Task

I have a piece of software that relies on the calling a windows beep in order to alert that there is an incoming alarm. However there is no sound made. I also noticed that where Windows would usually ...
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What would cause a USB drive to crash an app on copy [on hold]

I'm working on a kiosk application, and a copy to a USB drive crashed the app. I am trying to recreate the circumstances, and have forced turning on the dirty bit in the FAT of my USB drive. I was ...
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Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter prevent forced restart

Windows 8 has bent me over in the past and forced a Restart, surprisingly enough Windows Server is threatening the same thing. I cannot have it restart till the weekend, I see solutions to prevent ...
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more recent build of GNU coreutils for win32?

Is there a more recent build of unxutils.zip? (The unix command-line utilities for Windows) The canonical downloads are at http://unxutils.sourceforge.net/ but they date from 1999-2003; in particular ...
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Most open dialogs in most programs hang for a minute on first open

I found, that most open dialogs in most programs hang for up to 1 minute before show. After shown once, they start to work fast. Closing and opening program does not make them work slow again -- ...
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Bought activated Windows 8 Enterprise, need to reinstall, no product key

I bought a lightly used Lenovo Helix off the bay which came with an activated copy of Windows 8 Enterprise (not 8.1). Per the description, the laptop was used by a company to test an application and ...
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Windows button isn't working

Recently my Windows buttons on my keyboard have stopped working and I can't seem to get them working. I've so far tried to restart the explorer through Task Manager, had no luck. Restarted the PC a ...
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Windows/OSX execution and load tree [on hold]

I'm curious to learn how an operative system works from an execution and loading perspective. What is the first thing and the last an operative system executes, loads and does to prepare it for the ...
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How to run a program with administrator privileges on user login under Windows?

I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to run a program with administrator privileges on user login. I tried to make a shortcut of the program and ticked "run as administrator" in the properties of ...
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Can't added back my client for microsoft networks in Windows 10

I can't open network shared folders. Got to looking at my NIC properties, and I found that I was missing everything buy IPv4 and IPv6. So I started to try to add back to client, and protocol. I can't ...
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Windows Boot Sequence - Blinking Cursor - What is it For? [on hold]

There's plenty of questions relating to the Windows boot sequence getting stuck on the blinking cursor page. However, what I'd like to know is: why is it necessary for this part of the process at ...
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WOL remote Windows pc's at startup

I have five Windows 8.1 pc's all connected together to the same local network. I'd like to automatically switch on my 4 slaves when I power on my Master pc. All the machines are properly set up to ...
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Cannot clone repo on windows fatal: unable to access. The requested URL returned error: 403

I have set up Gerrit repository on non-standard port 10002. I have generated my HTTP password in Gerrit. I can successfully clone this repo over HTTP protocol on Unix machines and on most of ...
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Blurry Chrome's window after waking up from hibernation

This is, how my Chrome's window looked like directly after waking up my computer from hibernation: It lasted about 3-5 seconds and then everything went back to normal. Screen overlay looks exactly ...
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How to let Intel HD Graphics go of shortcut control?

Even if I deactivate shortcuts in Intel HD Graphics they are still blocked and can not be used in Eclipse. I can use them again, if I define a different shortcut in Intel HD Graphics. As I don not ...
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Speeding up text input by users with slow typing speed [closed]

Other than a user utilizing speech recognition or learning to touch type proficiently, does anyone have ideas about how to achieve an improvement in speed of someone's text input? Hotstrings / ...
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Continue typing in command line after executing an option

Noob question: (I don't know if this is the same for everything as it is for SASS), but after typing sass --watch sass:css it says Sass is watching for changes. Press Ctrl-C to stop., as expected, ...
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Is it possible to save selected data “columns” in Windows folders?

Currently when I open a folder in windows it uses some default columns of data. I can modify this but it never seems to "stick". How can I make these alternate data columns permanent, or better yet ...
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Windows 7 lookups on first host file entry

Today my ISP blocked my internet due to suspicious activity - outgoing requests to malicious websites. Numerous scans of my machine couldn't reveal the culprit. However, after doing a quick netstat /f ...
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Restore files after locker 4.30 virus on my computer [on hold]

Recently "Locker 4.30" attack my computer and encrypt my important files. How can i restore my files back? Thanks!
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cmd has wildcard bug?

Files in folder: a.j ab.jp abc.jpg abcd.jpeg dir command results: Command Result (Files shown) ---------- -------------------- dir ?.* a.j dir ??.* a.j, ab.jp dir ???.* ...
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“Blacklist” certain devices so Windows doesn't download new drivers/ change windows driver update registry

Main Question: Is there a way to prevent Windows 7 from searching for drivers for a device with a particular (known) vendor and product ID? Secondary Question: If the answer to the above question is ...
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How to set variable's value inside if block when value includes parenthesis

I am having problem in setting value inside if block. Please consider the following code : \mytool.bat @echo off if not "%adder%" == "" ( set val=%val%;%adder% ) else ( echo please set adder ...
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How can I set up my email to work properly with Outlook AND Gmail

I recently signed up for Microsoft Office Business Premium. They made me change my DNS settings and now mail is REALLY slow to arrive in my Gmail inbox, but is quick enough for Outlook. What I want ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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Chrome displaying characters shifted by one letter but markup shows correct content

I'm seeing some very odd behaviour using Chrome to view content of a website I curate. On some pages only, I see a few words that are displayed shifted by one character. For example, the word "Syntax" ...
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USB Device Not Recognized -warning on Unknown Device

Do I have a virus or what is this bug about? What part of my computer is failing? I have been getting this warning every now and then since a month or so: And when I click it, it shows me: I ...
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Elevating applications on restricted account

I have got a bunch of applications that don't quite follows Windows application writing guidelines and don't behave well on restricted accounts. There are also a few regular apps and services. ...
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Accidentally associated .exe files with java.exe

I have downloaded a YawCam.exe program in order to take pictures with my webcam. After installation I clicked its icon to start then it opened 'Open With...' dialog to select which program to be ...