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UAC settings are automatically disabled at least once a day

I have a weird security risk that I have submitted to our IT Operations without any luck; at least once a day, our machines running Windows 7 and newer has the UAC settings disabled, and we discover ...
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how to hide a partition with active VHD?

i'm trying to create a partition where it'd store an image of the OS with all the necessary software installed(i still need to find out how to do it) and an active VHD attached something like this ...
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Inline images are lost when copying them to a RDP session

Observed behavior: Copy some text including an embedded image from an email in Outlook to the clipboard Paste the clipboard content to a RDP session into Word the text is pasted, the image itself ...
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thunderbirds scrolls back to a selected folder

I have just installed Thunderbird on Windows and added 2 imap accounts. Those 2 imap accounts contains a lot of folders, so there is a scrollbar in the menu to the left. So far so god. But if I ...
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Logon and Logoff scripts not running

I have set SQL queries to run on logon and logoff using group policy editor. But sometimes scripts do not run. logon.bat @echo off echo INSERT INTO UPTIME(INTIME) VALUES(NOW()); > abc.sql mysql ...
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How to use backup EFS certificate to decrypt encrypted files?

I have some files that were encrypted on a now extinct Windows 7 system. I made sure to backup my keys, this one is called efs.pfx. Double-clicking it launches the Certificate Import Wizard which ...
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Dual-boot automatic load Windows when resuming from Hibernate

I have this setup: Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu (grub). My bios boot options are: Windows Bootloader: Ubuntu boot option: Windows 8.1 Ubuntu 14.04 When I select Windows Bootloader it goes ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Windows 7 Explorer - number of undoable actions (undo levels)?

Could it be M$ changed that number from 10 in previous Windows versions to 1 (ONE)? Create a new folder. Create 11 new documents of whatever type is handy in your context menu. Delete them one after ...
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Unzip multipart files created from Mac in Windows

This is how I created a multipart archive from Mac; zip -r -s 1g archive.zip long\ folder\ name/ This creates files like archive.zip, archive.z01 and so on. Now I am trying to unzip this archive in ...
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Intel RST driver - magic performance boost (only) up till version 11.2.0?

what's the magic behind the massive write speed performance boost by intel RST drivers up till and including version 11.2.0? i have done some performance measurements of my application that is ...
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Disable hosted network support in a Windows WiFi driver

What How can I alter my Surface Pro's WiFi adapter to remove its support for the Hosted Network feature in Windows? I don't want to disable the hosted network feature for ALL adapters, just for one. ...
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What does the “Hide pointer while typing” feature actually do?

I'm curious about this feature, which has been part of Windows for as long as I can remember. Maybe even Windows 95 or 98. To me, it means exactly what it says. The mouse cursor should become ...
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SCP - The authenticity of host can't be established (But cant enter anything at prompt)

In windows 7 command prompt I enter: scp -W Scp\password.txt -P 22 xxxx@xxxx.xxxx.com:/home/xxxx/xxxx/xxxxxxx.csv After this I get the message: Do you want to trust this new host key and ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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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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How will the Win10 free upgrade work?

I have a laptop with Win7 that I would like to upgrade to Win10, but if I install Win7 and then upgrade to Win10 through the Windows Update manager (When available), is my license key then added as a ...
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Tell Task Scheduler how to end a task

I start a program A using Windows Task Scheduler. That program starts instances of another program B. The task is started on Windows startup and runs even if no user is logged on. When I terminate ...
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Cannot redirect .exe output to file

I'm trying to capture a program's output and then write it to a file. Running MyFile.exe -args > foo.txt gives an empty file. The same goes for MyFile.exe -args > foo.txt 2>&1. If I run ...
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What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
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How come UAC logs are not being stored in Event Viewer?

In Event Viewer, under Applications and Services Logs, UAC logs are not being stored. How do I enable them? Could Domain/OU group policy have them disabled? If so where can I see that it is disabled ...
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Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized

[Update] I do not want to redirect the USB device! I'm trying to use a remote device on the remote computer, just like it would if I'd not using remote desktop. I'm connected to a remote computer ...
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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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Sudden bluescreens when interacting with the Steam platform

I recently made a build for a friend and things are running great, except he always gets bluescreens that indicate a hardware issue when interacting with the Steam platform. Bootscreens often occur as ...
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How to keep Windows 7 CSC Service from running down my laptop battery?

I've a new laptop that lasts less than an hour on battery. I've bottomed out the culprit: cscservice. I've been manually turning the service off then on when I'm on battery power. Cycling the trick ...
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Repeated keypresses are ignored

So, I'm having trouble fixing my brothers computer. The problem is that if I try to press a key more than once in succession every keypress but the first is ignored. Holding a key down works as ...
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What is causing warning on a certificate's basicConstraints?

I created a self signed server certificate using OpenSSL's req -x509 command and a CONF file. The CONF file is shown below. When I examine the certificate using Microsoft certificate viewer, its ...
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Yank plain text in Emacs?

Using Windows 7 / 8, GNU Emacs 24.3.1 I often yank text copied from browser or incoming email. Is there a way to yank/paste as plain text, leaving out special characters? I tried Ditto and Puretext ...
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Windows 7 up/left arrow keys commands

OK, I've attempted to find answers for this issue here and elsewhere and it is driving me insane. I'm on a corporate issue Lenovo w530 laptop [aka HUGEBRICK] running Windows 7. Somehow the up and ...
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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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Can't unset 'Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)' in windows 7

I know other people have asked this before, but none of the suggested solutions work. I think this is blocking me write access to a folder using java (not sure though). No matter what I do the box is ...
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Font rendering on Blink Engine browsers

I have an issue with browser's font look very clunky, this exists on all browser use Blink engine, so far : Opera 22, Chrome, Vivaldi. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. Any pointers on this problem ? ...
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VBA Editor title bar buttons show up oddly large

In VBA editor, there are buttons on the menu bar associated with objects like sheets, modules, forms, and classes. The buttons are the minimize, restore, and close buttons in the top right. They only ...
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Windows 7 User profiles issue - Shows logging off after entering corrupt password

This issue has become specific as fixing one problem led to the other: 1) I deleted ntuser.* files while working in linux as they had ugly looking file extensions and I thought they are temporary ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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How to find unused printers in Windows (or the last time a printer was used)?

We are looking for a way to find unused printers in windows (Windows 7 / Server 2008 and later). We tested this VBScript How To: List all unused printer drivers , and although on the system are ...
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Bluescreen analyzes with WhoCrashed, BlueScreenView and WinDbg - different results

We are investigating BSODs on a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server. We found out that the results of WinDbg and BlueScreenView were inconsistent and so we tried out WhoCrashed Home and WhoCrashed Pro. ...
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Read/Write simultaneously to mapped network drive (samba file share)

I've been playing around with a home debian server, and so far it basically just hosts a samba network drive that I plan on using to store archived movies/tv shows/podcasts, etc. In the process of ...
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Gnu Emacs : how to minimize it to system tray?

i've been searching around for a way to minimize to tray or hide Emacs app, i don't really want to close it every time i finish using it nor i want to have it's icon showing on taskbar and "alt-tab" ...
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How to connect my Hyper-V VM to a USB tablet (or device in general)?

This question might look like a duplicate but I checked and actually this should not be the case. Here I want to be able to connect a USB device (not a hard drive, but a tablet, a phone or an mp3 ...
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Switching between user sessions in Windows (Virtual Desktop)

I am looking for a quick way to switch between sessions of different user accounts(Quicker than the standard way, and without re-entering passwords each time). I am thinking of Virtual desktops ...
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How to manipulate the keyboard flags under windows?

My caps lock key is remapped. How do I disable the caps is active flag under windows? I remapped my caps lock key to Ctrl with the help of ac'tivAid and its extension RemapKeys. When my PC is ...
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An internal, Windows 7 installed drive fails to boot after transforming into external drive

I have installed Windows 7 to my HDD. I also have Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition on the same drive. During boot, via GRUB, I select which one I want to load. Recently, I upgraded my HDD to SSD. I ...
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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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Copy multiple target files from shortcuts in windows 7

Is there a way to select and copy a bunch of target files located in different folders by selecting their shortcuts from one folder in windows 7?
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Script to put Windows 8 to sleep and wake up in 5 seconds

How can I put Windows 8 to sleep(standby) and then wake up in 5 seconds? I know I can use psshutdown -d to sleep, but then how can it wake up on a timer?
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Cannot connect to the server through host machine that I created in guest machine in Linux Mint

Using virtualbox I am running a server on Linux-Mint(guest) and client machine is windows-8 (host). When I try to connect to the server (which looks like http://169.254.158.126:8080) from windows-8, ...
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Vim silent launch of ConEmu (into Git Bash) - Windows 7 Command Prompt seizes

From a Windows 7 Command Prompt: ConEmu.exe /cmd "C:\Program Files\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i && exit opens ConEmu (or a new tab therein) logged into Git Bash for the current directory, and ...
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Sync PC Time off Android Device

Is there any way to set the time of a Windows PC by querying an (unrooted) Android phone on the same LAN? IE, net time \\computer_name /set /y but with an Android device as the time source. As in ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...