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How to automate conversion of dozens of JPG files to PDF [duplicate]

I need to convert dozens of JPG files into a single PDF file and then publish it on the website. I normally use Universal Document Converter. I open the folder with JPG files, select them all, send to ...
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What happened to most of my icons?

What happened to most of my icons? Most programs and even just plain text files or word files have lost their icons. I haven't installed any weird crap, and I don't have any viruses/malware. How can ...
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How to manage space effectively on a small SSD

How do you manage disk space on a small SSD? I bought a new PC that came with a 128GB SSD (local disk) and 1TB internal drive. The OS takes up most of the space on the SSD. From the moment I turned ...
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Is it possible for SSD to mis-diagnose its lifespan S.M.A.R.T parameter?

I have my crucial M4 256GB SSD for a little over 2 years, always had windows 7 on it, the SMART data never showed any problem, the last time I check I think the SMART reported 80% lifespan left on the ...
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Moving a file that has shortcuts

How do shortcuts work when the file that they point to is updated? According to microsoft website they should not work if the original file has been moved, which is what I always thought, but the ...
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Dodgy window focus in EA's Origin client

For the past few weeks I've had a setup at home whereby I use Steam in-home streaming to stream Origin games from one computer to another, by adding Origin as a non-Steam program on the host PC. ...
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Can I install C# Razor .NET on XAMPP?

I have been trying to install IIS (Windows 8) on my head computer. I ended up installing XAMPP on it, setting up the FileZilla server to work with Visual Studio Community 2015 FTP on my development ...
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How should I install windows with a 2 drive setup?

My PC has 2 drives: a small solid state, and a large hard drive. Obviously I want to install Windows on the solid state, but how can I configure it such that all other installations are defaulted to ...
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Backup a bitlocker partition

I have my windows installed on C:\ and created a virtual partition at D:. I mode my files to D:\ and turned on bitlocker only on D partition. Everything works fine. But now I want to backup this D to ...
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Is there any custom DWM (Desktop Window Manager) for Windows 8?

So my question is is there any custom DWM that can entirely replace explorer.exe and window frames on Windows 8, and if not is it even possible to create one?
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Batch/Powershell - Empty directory - mkdir with todays date - backup folders

I'm trying to make a batch or a powershell script that: First: Empties the folder C:\backup\ Second: Creates a new folder with todays date withinin c:\backup\ Third: Copies 2 folders c:\123 and ...
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How to find (or sort into sub-folder) multiple TIFF images with layers and/or transparency?

I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert. So how can I move these TIFF files ...
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Why would my computer suddenly and without reason become stuck in a “HDD-access” loop?

I've got a Thinkpad X201 tablet which is around 3 years old, never reinstalled windows; so I am aware it must be quite clunky and slow like a tortoise and I'm sort of ok with that for the time being. ...
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Is there a simple way to transfer files across a local network?

I have a computer with lots of files that I want to move to a computer sitting right next to it. So far I've been using a 64GB USB stick to move stuff around, which works. Both computers are on the ...
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Can I install Windows Home Premium over Windows 7 Professional? [duplicate]

Some context: I have been tasked with repairing a PC which is running non-genuine Windows 7 Professional. The PC does come with an OEM license for Windows 7 Home Premium, and I will be offering to ...
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How do you boot a computer that hangs on keyboard input?

I have an older Toshiba laptop. I've always known that it would hang on the Windows resume menu, but I never thought about it much until now. My sister tried to turn it on the other day, but decided ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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Installing EFI boot on 128GB memory card

I am using laptop having 5200rpm hdd, and I stuck with its speed, so I was thinking to purchase a ssd which can improve performance but hdd are so expensive, and I can't keep both hdd in my laptop. So ...
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How to prevent GPO from mapping network drives on my PC?

I'm using a Windows 8.1 laptop I got from my workplace and it's a member of the workplace domain. The IT department at my workplace thinks it's a good idea to enforce mapped network drives for all ...
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How to add FTP or OPP capability to inbuilt bluetooth in Windows 8?

What I wanted to do was browser files on my Windows 8 laptop over bluetooth from my Android phone. For that, I wanted to add OPP or FTP on my bluetooth, which I understand that the default Windows ...
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How to install exe versions of linux utilities on windows? [duplicate]

I am aware that we can get .exe versions of many linux utilities. I happen to have wget.exe, curl.exe and busybox.exe. But how can I install them so that instead of typing C:\Users\Rahul>cd ...
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HP DV 5 LIGHTS BLINKING ,NO SCREEN [on hold]

have an HP dv5 that flashes lights around keyboard and one at the touch pad ,screen tries to illuminate ;lights flash then waits 5 sec & flashes again.
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Language changes when pressing Shift+Space (Windows 7 Ultimate K)

I have recently bought a Windows 7 Ultimate K, and changed it's language pack and such to English. I have two languages (Korean and English) I use on my computer and whenever I press SHIFT+SPACE it ...
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In windows, do file-locks stay after a process was terminated via taskkill?

We are not talking about a reboot/restart here (similar to another question). This question distinguishes the different way that windows handles existing file locks on a taskkill versus the way it ...
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My HP laptop (Windows 7) now returns me to the log-in page after 5 min of inactivity [closed]

My laptop now blacks out after a few min of inactivity, forcing me to hit "escape" and return to the sign-in page. Very annoying.
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Telnet: How do I un-escape?

I know that when connected via Telnet, I can hit Ctrl+] to escape. This brings me to the telnet command line interface. How do I get back to my telnet session? I occasionally hit Ctrl+] by accident ...
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If I reboot windows while a third-party process has a file locked, will the lock be automatically released?

If I reboot windows while a third-party process has a file locked, will the lock be automatically released? By third-party, I mean any non-windows process, such as my software or another vendors ...
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Unable to run cleanmgr to clean Windows Update files

When I try to run cleanmgr it takes a long time to go over the phase of scanning for Windows Update files to be cleaned up. At that time the cleanmgr process and TiWorker process are eating whole CPU ...
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Install Windows 8.1 to 20 laptops using MDT 2013, never done it before

I just got the unfortunate job of pushing updating 20 laptops with new images. They are all identical ACER V models that require an identical Windows 8.1 image with a bunch of software. Instead of ...
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Equivalent of wevtutil in powershell?

wevtutil is a command in cmd for displaying Windows logs in different formats. What is the equivalent cmdlet in Powershell?
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Microsoft Remote Desktop for Mac Shared Folder

Transferring files via the Microsoft Remote Desktop app for Mac using the built-in shared folders is messing up text files. I have two remote desktop sessions open with the same shared folder open in ...
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How do I only allow a specific port (RDP) to connect over a WatchGuard VPN client?

My office uses the WatchGuard VPN client to access the corporate network. I have a lot of services (e.g., Plex, VLC, Skype, etc) that I don't want to go over the VPN. The only thing I want going over ...
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Recursing through folders to find all files with timestamp greater than given date using a .bat

I'm very new to .bat scripting and struggling with this problem: I have a deeply nested file structure (many files and folders) and want to find all files with a time stamp greater than a date given ...
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Is there a way to edit files on a Linux ext partition in Windows? [duplicate]

Many times one wants to edit files on a Linux ext partition from Windows. Is there a way to view and edit files in Linux partitions in Windows 7 or 8?
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Characters Missing from files created with Windows Notepad

Plain text files that I have previously saved, and not modified or moved, using Windows Notepad, now have characters missing. The URL in each .txt file has the same characters missing, the colon and ...
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what is the process to run an exe program on windows machine from a different linux machine on the network?

Example there exist servers A and B. A is windows based and B is linux/solaris. A has custom.exe file. B has java based application.B application needs to execute (call) custom.exe without losing ...
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Remove substring from absolute path windows script

I am new to windows scripts and I have the absolute path like- /bin/debug/test/abc.xyz.dll and I want to remove the file name and get only path like output: /bin/debug/test/. How should I do that?
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Adding messages to Win7 logon screen

I am following the tutorial here in order to change to logon screen, it's working so far. However I would like a little more functionality if possible. I am able to display a title by editing the ...
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Installation Root (Cern) v6.00.02 with Cygwin

I have installed Root (Cern). Before calling "root" it is necessary starting the X server (by Cygwin, typing "startx"), to allow Root to use Windows. By "setup-x86_64.exe" I installed Cygwin ...
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How do I locate and move image files by parameters/characteristics in an automated manner?

I have received a large set of images. Some in greyscale, others in color. They are all in a mix of tiff, png, jpeg, etc... They are all in my local drive. My objective is to separate those images by ...
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How can I extract the Windows 8 OEM product key when I can't boot to Windows [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with preinstalled Windows 8, upgraded to Windows 8.1 which cannot boot now. I am able to get in recovery screen with an USB installation kit. In order to get the ...
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Standalone slideshow player application for Windows to autoplay images on a disc? [closed]

I'm about to burn a disc of photos, a lot of them. I'd like to provide a standalone exe on a disk that when launched would play a full-screen random slideshow of the images on the disc. Recursively ...
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How to get URL of currently opend webpage of Chrome application desktop shortcut

A quick google on my need "How to get URL of currently opend webpage of Chrome application shortcut" give me nothing helpful. So what is the fastest get the URL of an Chrome application desktop ...
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Migrating Windows 8.1 from a 500GB hard disk to a 4TB hard disk

How do one migrate Windows 8.1 from a 500GB hard disk to a 4TB hard disk (or to a bigger hard disk) without having to: re-install Windows 8.1 to the 4TB hard disk re-activate Windows 8.1 buy a ...
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0x8007054f an internal error occurred trying to create file

In a scenario where a Windows domain controller was configured with Folder Redirection (for its domain users) to an existing set of folders on a Mac Server, that is/was being used by Mac domain users, ...
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Activate Office without contacting Microsoft and without Hotmail Address

I bought new tablet that was supposed to come with Microsoft Office 365 (free 1 year subscription). I'm hoping the latest Word has a number of problems fixed that I have experienced in Word 2010 and ...
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Decompress files in subfolders to the same subfolder using 7-Zip

I have a set of subfolders with .gz files buried in them. I need to decompress the files and keep the directory structure the same. I have used for /f "usebackq" %i in (`dir *.gz /s/b`) do 7za x %i ...
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Make batch file wait for service to start when restarting services

I have a batch file that frequently restarts a group of services developed in house. We are soon moving away from these to something more stable, but for the time being the services need to be ...
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How do I correct a video that is partially out of sync with its audio?

I recently recorded an MP4 video in which the audio is in sync for the first couple of minutes, but then abruptly falls out of sync for the remainder of the video. How can I fix the out-of-sync audio ...
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Install mysql on windows on windows 7

When I had a job, MySQL was installed on the Linux server and I used to connect using Xshell. Now, I want to install it on Windows 7 and have a good command line interface (better than cmd). I have ...