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How to use installed windows 8 apps in other local users?

How can I use the apps that previously downloaded and installed in other local accounts? I don't want to download the apps that installed by other accounts. I just want to use "Previously Downloaded" ...
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TrueCrypt: Encrypt Dual-Boot System Using 2 Separate Hard Drives

I know Google points to many different guides, tutorials and explanations regarding different variations and setups for encrypting multi-boot systems, but (quite surprisingly) I haven't found one ...
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How do I use an animated GIF image for the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I know how to set an image file (.gif format in this case) on Windows 8.1 lock screen, but by some reason the image is shown as "static" instead of "animated". How do I use an animated GIF as a lock ...
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How to make Spotify forget local files?

Spotify scanned my PC and network for music, so that if I wanted to play that song it could save the bandwidth and play it locally. But now that I'm trying to play a song that's no longer accessible ...
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Windows 7 search doesn't find anything

The search bar feature in the Windows 7 Explorer doesn't work. When I'm in a folder with a file named "file.txt" and search for "file", it doesn't find anything. It never finds anything really. The ...
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Using multiple KeePass databases with separate configurations

We are using KeePass (2.16, Windows) to store passwords in our company (let's name it KeePass_Corp). Additionally I am using another installation on a USB-stick to store my private passwords ...
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Replace Windows' drive format tool with Rufus

I recently came across the Super User question How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? in my endeavour to find the easiest way to write the contents of an ISO image to a flash drive. However, ...
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Programmatically installing a system driver on Windows 7 x64

I am experimenting with the WinDDK and trying to install a system driver on a Windows 7 (x64)virtual box. I have an .inf file: ; testdriver.inf - install information file [Version] Signature = ...
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Which network file systems do not implement locking correctly?

As a common cause for file corruption, documentation often cites as cause "NFS that doesn't implement file-level locking correctly" or something similar, e.g., for SQLite: How to corrupt an SQLite ...
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How to install dism through command line in windows 7 by booting from a recovery windows 7 iso in a USB?

Recently I installed a faulty security update (2823324) released by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011 . My computer is constantly getting blue screen and restarting. I have tried each ...
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Indicate in Windows which video files have been viewed

A rather specific problem... I watch video's using VLC. (I've found Windows Media Player and XBMC too cumbersome.) We are always trying to find which was the latest show in a series that we last ...
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32-bit .DLL registers on install (Win7 64-bit), but not regsvr32

I have a 32-bit application, that uses a VC++ 6 developed 32-bit .DLL (deployed as Win32UMinDependency) that I can't register on a Windows 7/8 64-bit machine. Along with the application are ...
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Route traffic selectively through OpenVPN as a SOCKS proxy

Is it possible to convert OpenVPN traffic into a SOCKS proxy locally, so that applications can use the VPN only when needed by connecting to the SOCKS proxy? I'm aiming for something like Underleech ...
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ROBOCOPY /MIR (or /PURGE) follows and deletes target symlinks

Let's say we have a folder SOURCEDIR to be synchronized with TARGETDIR. The problem: if TARGETDIR contains directory symlinks, ROBOCOPY /MIR (or /PURGE) will follow the symlink, and delete every file ...
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Is it possible to create an instance of windows that has the limited amount of files needed to run

I have been experimenting with virtual machines and I am trying to figure out if their is a way to create a limited instance of Windows from your own version you are running? An example would be that ...
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How do I enumerate all the TDI drivers installed on a Windows system?

I suspect that a TDI filter driver is causing network issues on a Windows 2008 R2 system. How do I enumerate all TDI filter drivers installed, so that I can look for the suspect TDI filter driver and ...
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Keep RDP from locking session in Server 2012

I am running windows Server 2012 with two users. I have an app that takes a screenshot of a game console that runs under each user. The problem I am having is that I can't detach the Remote Desktop ...
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HDMI PORT not working

I have a ASUS K53SV laptop. I was using the HDMI port for about a year with my Samsung TV, and an external monitor. One day it lost signal and now my laptop no longer displays picture or sound through ...
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Disable unread count in the Skype taskbar icon

This is a Windows-equivalent question of this OSX question here on SuperUser: Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon. Rationale: sometimes I don't want to be disturbed by incoming Skype messages ...
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How to deal with localized commands lines

I'm trying to write a python script to run on Windows (XP and up). Now this script calls "schtasks" to schedule some command in the future. The problem is that the script may run on machines with ...
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Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu

I need to change a windows file permissions from Ubuntu, I found that article about it http://askubuntu.com/questions/195464/how-to-change-file-permission-from-ubuntu-wubi-install I did change that ...
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What are the benefits of enabling restore points on non-system drives?

I don't really understand what enabling System Restore for non-system drives does. I have it enabled on c:\, my system drive, and off for my other two drives. On d:\ some user folders like documents ...
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Synergy breaks copy (for paste) from Windows

I am running Synergy 1.4.10 on Ubuntu 10.10 as the server and on Windows 7 as the client. The problem that is happening right now is that the copy action on Windows has no effect to bring that text ...
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Windows guest in VMware Fusion not able to see Mac's internet connection

My VMware Fusion Windows VM can't access the internet. I had to swap a MacBook Pro's HDD to another MacBook Pro. The Mac is the host and the Windows 7 VM reports Ethernet cable not being plugged in; ...
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What is different between XP and Win7 when handling a USB composite device?

I have developed an USB device using a LPC2148 and the LPCUSB USB stack. It works well when I set it as an HID device (a keyboard), but when I set it as a composite device, storage (SD Flash Card) and ...
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“Source file could not be read” error when downloading a file with Firefox

I am attempting to download a file with Firefox and I see this error: C:\Users\Lynda\Desktop\Sample.psd.zip.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again ...
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Can explorer close “duplicate” windows automatically?

I've got the exact same problem as described here How do I close/prevent duplicate windows in Windows Explorer? I wish explorer could close the duplicate window (the other one, not the one that has ...
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Touch gestures in IE not working without explorer.exe being run once

Edit: Rephrasing my question: Upon further troubleshooting, I can conclude that: Touch gestures (dragging, pinch to zoom, touch-and-hold right click) in Internet Explorer start to work when: The ...
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Local hostname fails to resolve only in browsers

I am having an issue on Windows Server 2008. Basically the problem is that whenever my local hostname is used in a browser it fails to resolve. As far as I can tell the name is correctly set, I can ...
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Change icon positions from the command line?

Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen? For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position ...
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Show different directory icons in windows explorer depending on ownership

In the Windows file explorer - Is there a way to give a certain icon to directories which I own? In Windows xp? In Windows 7? Henrik
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USB-RS232 serial connection stalls

As a fan of gadgets sometimes I get carried away and this time I bought a Neato XV-11 vacuum bot (which by the way works pretty good). Now there seems to be a firmware upgrade for the device that I ...
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Can you use VNC to only share one window or application rather than the whole screen?

Is it possible to only share a single window or application over VNC? This would be useful for sharing only one aspect of a computer with another viewer. From Microsoft Windows preferably.
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Is it possible to install Debian within a Windows filesystem in the same manner as Ubuntu can be installed with Wubi?

I have a Windows 7 laptop whose hard drive has four primary partitions out of the box. The first partition is labeled "SYSTEM" (209 MB NTFS) and seems to contain the Windows boot loader. The second ...
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Manage processes on an distributed windows computer system

I want to manage the startup / re-start and shutdown of a multi module software system running on a set of windows machines. For example: [some machines booted, some still doing so] run the whole ...
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How to mirror a WevDAV folder locally

How can I mirror a WebDAV folder to my local harddrive on Windows (XP)? A free tool would be preferred.
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Linux stuck on boot up, windows bootloader overwritten

Ahoi. I recently installed debian on my windows 10 machine, and have essentially bumloved my entire machine, it seems. I installed Debian using the 8.3.0 DVD Image from the official site, and the ...
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ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor Windows and DisplayPort issue

I have an ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor plugged onto the DisplayPort output of an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4G. The monitor is configured to use DisplayPort 1.2. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. The ...
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When is Windows connecting to the internet?

More specifically, at which point in time, during boot, does a windows 7 (Home Premium SP1 64bit) system typically establish an internet connection? By typically I mean with the default number of ...
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Windows update error 80072EE2 connecting to WSUS

We have a new HP Elitebook 8440p with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit we are deploying on our network. It can run Windows Updates just fine across the Internet; however, when I point it to get Windows Update via ...
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Windows + Tomato - Client 2 Client logic = help please

Background: Client wants a (seemingly simple) VPN solution to connect his main-office(site A) to his satellite-office(site B)(in same city) Never attempted OpenVPN. Purchased 2 ASUS RT-N66 routers ...
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Why is this DOS batch file that installs Cygwin unattended failing?

After assembling information from all over the Internet, I've managed to come up with a DOS batch script that should be working AFAICT, but after the Cygwin setup executable finishes (seemingly ...
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LAN connection drop every couple of minute

I have a problem related to my LAN. It drop every couple of minutes, only for my PC, so it's not network issues (wired), but PC issue. Winx64 8.1 Pro. ASUS p9x79 motherboard. (I use integrated ...
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Windows 10 Change network to work or home

I cannot find anything on this. I have a VPN, and for me to access my VPN and LAN I need to set this to home network, but I can't find this option. Anyone know?
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how can i find the location, on my HDD, of the apps listed in windows 10 data usage

my question is: how can i find the location, on my HDD, of the apps listed in windows 10 data usage verbose: hi in windows 10 data usage (start > settings > Network & Internet > Usage details) i ...
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How do I make Quick Access in Windows 10 update to the Folder Redirections path?

We have a Domain Network configured with Group Policy to enable folder redirection on all client machines for Desktop, Documents etc. This group policy is applied and works perfectly, however, the ...
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Need To Insert a Digital Count-down timer in PowerPoint 2010

Need some advice please, I need to insert a simple count down timer or digital clock in PowerPoint 2010 and must be in the following format: Countdown to project go-live: DDD-HH-MM-SS Need it to ...
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How many times can I install a retail version of Windows 10?

I built my own desktop and am currently running Linux on it but would like to buy Windows 10 and dual boot. Can I also install the same purchased (non-OEM version) copy of Windows 10 on a VM inside of ...
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I keep getting a 'Another program is being installed' error

I'm trying to install Paint.NET for a YouTube icon making. I'm using the dotPDN mirror for downloading the installer in a .install repository that I extract the installer from. Every time I try to ...
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How to harden external hard disk against ransomware

With the basic consumer backup setup that uses a permanently connected external hard drive to store the backup, with simple backup software or a robocopy script, what can be done to protect the disk ...