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Hard drive no longer works in Windows works fine in Linux

I have a Western Digital WD1002FAEX 1TB hard drive which was installed in an external drive enclosure. The enclosure held two hard drives. The other is another WD 500GB. The 1TB drive was used as ...
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How to redirect calls from one hard drive to another in Windows 7?

I'm sharing a database that an app runs on in my dropbox and have symlinked the database from the roaming folder location to the dropbox location. Everything is working great but one thing. The ...
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Expand system partition on my system disc C (Windows 7)

I have a system disc C: (Windows 7 is installed) and all installation program files (installed programs) on D: because of poor space on C:. Now I'm stuck with this question: how to increase the space ...
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How can I disable a wireless card (in order to upgrade to Windows 8.1?)

Hoping someone can help me with this, as I've been pulling my hair out over this issue since last October. I'm unable to upgrade to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8. I've been trying since the update came ...
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TeamViewer offline/online status of the remote computer

I'm a newbie with TeamViewer and my question is: On both computers TeamViewer was setup. On my computer in the TeamViewer I see the remote computer has status offline. The remote computer has Windows ...
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window management for windows? [closed]

We're all generally on 1080p+ screens these days, but the built in Win+arrow key to halfsize a window is almost always just short of usable for navigating most websites. Is there good WM software for ...
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When formatting an SD card, can you set a custom allocation unit size?

I have an SD card that will only store files of 512, 1024, 2048 and 4096 KB in size. I wanted to set the allocation unit size to 512KB, but the maximum allowed in Windows is 64KB. Can I set this ...
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How can I add an LDAP directory to all Outlook profiles? (SMIME directory)

I need my Windows based Outlook users to be able to look up an SMIME certificate from this LDAP directory How can I automatically (via scripting or policy) modify an Outlook profile to include this? ...
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Why does Windows always use as much Virtual Memory as there is RAM installed?

And why does it want to have a maximum of twice as much of that amount? My System has 32GB of RAM and Windows, by default, sets a minimum of 16MB Virtual Memory, allocated 32GB(!) and recommends ...
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Program (RackAFX) won't open in clean installs of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

I have a fresh install of Windows 8.1. I installed a program 'RackAFX' but it just won't start. I double click the icon and nothing happens. I have already installed BOTH the x86 and x64 ...
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How to I best set file permissions in a home network with Windows Computers?

How to I set up file permissions in a home network with Windows computers? Need both read and modify Windows 7-8.1 The most important files are on a USB drive connected to a Windows 7 netbook ...
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Task scheduler - What is “Wait for idle for”?

I created a new Task in my task scheduler and I wanted it to be running only if the computer is idle for 10 min. but then I saw this checkbox which I don't understand what it does : The help says ...
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Software: Language changing impossible in Office 2010 and up and Windows 7 after loading Photoshop

I'm having a really peculiar problem in Windows 7. Whenever I load Adobe Photoshop C5, something bad happens to my Office. Suddenly it becomes impossible to switch between Hebrew and English and vice ...
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I copied a folder with copy&paste instead of 'xcopy'. How to fix that?

I copied a folder (Windows Server 2003) with copy-paste instead of 'xcopy' or 'robocopy'. Now I lost the original permissions, and I can't re-do the copy process (can't access the original folder). ...
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CMD install based on OS type and architecture [closed]

I am looking for a way to do a CMD install based on OS type (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and architecture (x86 or x64). So for an example if the script detects the OS is Windows 7 x86 (regardless of ...
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tftpd64.exe crash when booting Debian via PXE

I'm trying to install Debian via PXE with a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit server. I'm using this guide: http://assylias.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/installing-ubuntudebian-with-pxe-using-a-windows-machine/ The ...
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How to troubleshoot Bluetooth connectivity issues outside of Windows?

I am running Windows 8.1 on Asus X79-Delxue motherboard. I have installed all the latest drivers as of today. I have never been able to use Bluetooth on the computer. It can't find devices and devices ...
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Dictation Topic in Windows Speech Recognition is not working

I created a dictation topic with Microsoft Dictation Resource Kit. I copied the .ngr and .dlm file into a c:\userdir , then I entered the following commands into command prompt: 1- set ...
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How to prevent “Windows Features” popup on system start in Windows 8?

I've started installing some program but after noticing that it requires the .NET framework, I canceled the installation. Since then this popup appears whenever I start the system: How can I ...
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Unable to delete folder on Windows 8

I am struggling to delete a directory using Windows 8. There is a directory that is used by Eclipse/ADT to developer android apps. It is in my user folder (c:\Users\Mark.android). I have tried the ...
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Computer keeps changeing from Landscape to Portrait mode

I've been having some strange problems with my computer lately. Every now and then my computer screen goes completely black/blank for about a second or two and then it comes back on again and it ...
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Get hotkey to type a random number as if I typed it on a keyboard on Windows?

In many cases I need to not just generate a list of random integers (which is easy), but to type random integers into various software. For example, to skip a random number of lines (1 to 100) in ...
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Equivalent of (foo &>/dev/null &) in Windows shell

I'd like to run a particular application (let's call it foo) from the command line, but I don't want it holding up the terminal, putting any junk in the terminal from its output or error streams, and ...
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Prevent FLEXnet from making Windows 7 error sound

I'm having an issue where a service called FLEXnet (used to license Autodesk 3ds Max) makes an error noise on this event: The FLEXnet Licensing Service 64 service entered the stopped state. I'm ...
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PowerShell will not start

I am getting this message when trying to run PowerShell Version v4.0.30319 of the .NET Framework is not installed and it is required to run version 3 of Windows PowerShell. I have tried repairing ...
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Does a flexible (e.g. DHCP) Windows multihomed wifi adapter configuration exist?

Given Location Configuration Internet & wifi modem address: 192.168.0.1 no DHCP iDrac remote server access: 192.168.0.250 Firewall router with NAT: 192.168.0.254 -> 192.168.5.0/24 DHCP & ...
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How to install LDR version of Microsoft Windows Update

I need a sos.dll version 4.0.30319.544 and as far as I have found the only way to get one - replay the installation process of .Net framework from the beginning. I have a brand new VM with .Net ...
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How can I install Windows through an ASUS P5Q's orange and white SATA ports?

I have an ASUS P5Q motherboard, which apparently has two SATA controllers - the standard Intel one (red ports), and a Marvell controller (orange and white ports). I need the Intel controller to be in ...
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No sound on remote machine

I connect to windows 8 desktop from windows 7 via vpn. There was a sound before but couple days ago it disappeared. The connection is bad but it still worked in the past. I put "Play on this computer" ...
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Working git from the command line

So I use Github for Windows (that fancy GUI app) to manage my various git-based projects, but I've noticed that on my machine I can't use the command line git to do anything with my projects. From the ...
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Do I have to manually update my PATH in Cygwin shells?

I use Cygwin on Windows 7. I'm not really a Windows user, so it's already a little inconvenient for me to have to have this extra layer in between my OS and Zsh, my shell of choice. Now, I frequently ...
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Unstable since I moved my user file from C: drive (SSD) using a junction

I used this method: http://www.starkeith.net/coredump/2009/05/18/how-to-move-your-windows-user-profile-to-another-drive/ to move my user file from my SSD C: drive to another disk in my computer. ...
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How can I force a cmd.exe prompt error message to not close?

An .exe which is runs via cmd.exe runs and then quickly disappears before I can read the error message. How can I get the cmd.exe window and error message to not close? Or is there anyway to log that ...
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Dell XPS - can I put windows on an SSD?

I'm looking at buying this for my son to do gaming: http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-8700/pd?oc=cdx8743&model_id=xps-8700 But it will really need an SSD drive and extra memory. I can save a few ...
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Make win+f open a different program?

I have a different search program that I want win+f to open in windows 7, how to I make it open a different program other than the default windows search?
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Failure to start windows 8.1 update on windows 8 pro x64 Acer 5512AWLMi laptop

I'm trying to update to windows 8.1 from windows 8 pro x64 version on Acer 5512AWLMi laptop. Clicking on a large 'free windows 8.1 update' tile in Windows Store results in no action, though the tile ...
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Unable to install windows xp after formatting because of BSOD [closed]

I cant install windows xp because of BSOD. please solve this issue because i can't use my pc without installing windows.I'm not using SATA i'm using IDE.
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Why do PS3 controller bluetooth drivers override the OS's bluetooth stack?

I hope this question is on-topic for this site since it might be a bit too technical and may be too gaming related as well. The PS3 controller can be used on Windows via programs like MotionInJoy and ...
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Identifying the cause why a Windows computer wakes up from sleep

I put my Windows 7 desktop to sleep when it's unused. I noticed that it wakes up around the same time every night. How can I identify the cause?
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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Command prompt error [closed]

While using command prompt in windows 8.1, it gives me error of "the device is not ready." I tried cd D: & cd d:\ also. But it is not working. What is going wrong?
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Batch file rename with random alphanumeric

I am looking to rename a bunch of images (all with .jpg extention) with random alphanumeric names. Example would be 08kDRH1s.jpg or 0FwzUc3.jpg. Doing some searching I did find a few batch scripts ...
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Why do I suddenly have 2 onedrive folders, and how can I fix it?

I dont recall doing anything to cause this, but suddenly my system (windows 8.1 enterprise) has 2 onedrive folders. What caused this, and how can I fix it?
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Windows 8 Upgrade to different language using registry

I have a Windows 8 Enterprise Demo in German right now and already set up everything over 3 months. Now I bought the Windows 8 Pro version in English and followed the steps on this page so I can keep ...
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Batch program to move shortcut file

I'm writing a short batch program to move a few shortcuts. The problem is that Windows returns, "Can not find the file specified". I imagine this is because either it's considered a system file ...
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Setting up Dual-display with seperate Images

How can I set a Different background on each monitor when using dual-display? Currently I have One background and it sets it as both Monitors backgrounds.
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Is there any solution/utilities to compress and upload a large file simultenously?

Upload a large file via broadband connection takes time. Compress the file using max. compression ratio before upload also consume time. Is there any solution that may compress and upload file to ...
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Create a windows 7 user and limit it to 2 drives [duplicate]

I want to create a useraccount in Windows 7 and give that limited access to my system resources. It can only have access to two drives (C and D). The rest of the drives should be invisible. What is ...
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Combined view for Google, Apple and Exchange calendars in Windows 8

I am using Windows 8.1 and want to have the possibility to view (editing is not absolutely necessary) Calendars from an Google, Apple and Exchange account. It's already working for me on my Android ...
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Windows Server 2012 Can't Delete Folder/Files

I've got a folder with two ISO files in it and I don't need them anymore, however I can't delete the folder! I am an administrator and also the owner of the files. When I try and delete using windows ...