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disable Asus alt+shift monitor mode changing in Windows

So I have these Asus monitors, nVidia video card on windows 10 (happened in 7 too). Now if I recall correctly I never saw this issue until I got the new monitors so that's the culprit, but I don't do ...
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Something is blocking certain IP addresses on Windows

I'm using Windows 7 and something is blocking one specific website address. I've checked Windows firewall rules hosts file entries Policy group rules I can ping that site and it responds. I can ...
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Get the last Microsoft published update, within a script [duplicate]

I have a Powershell script that I use to monitor several machines. Among elements checked, I have the installed Windows OS and the last update installed using : $listeMAJ = Get-HotFix -ComputerName ...
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Why can I ssh by name to one LAN device, but not another?

I am looking for an explanation on something probably stupid but that I can’t find immediately on Internet. Situation: Classic home LAN. Network: 192.168.1.0/24 No DNS server. I installed 2 ...
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Omit windows from secondary display

I want to decline this windows while I'm using hot key alt + tab. Is it possible with embedded functions? Or rather to use/write your own script
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Windows 8.1 - No Recovery Tools

Trying to refresh my WTG stick which has become corrupted. I have so far disabled Bitlocker and created a Windows 8.1 media iso. I run the WTG either as a VM over Hyper-V or in my laptop ...
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My fps in minecraft dropped from 80+ to 22 - 26 fps

I need help to fix my fps while windowed 840×640 I get around 80fps and in 1920×1001 my fps drops drastically to about 20 fps.. Here are my specs: LAPTOP: HP PAVILION 15 NOTEBOOK PC GPU: AMD Radeon ...
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Retrieve IP address of Local PC connected to Remote Desktop

I am running Windows7 on Local PC and Remote Desktop (don't have admin rights on either). Say the IP address of my PC is 10.*.4.*1 When I connect to a remote desktop, using netstat I am able to ...
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Number formating and “Quick parts” and SharePoint 2010

We have a issue when using quick parts in a word document that has it's source i a SharePoint list, and formatting of numbers. We need the formatting to be "##,##" not "##.##". We have tried to set ...
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redirect output from COM1 on windows to a remote file on unix

Im trying to send the output from COM1 on my windows machine to a file on my aix server but its not working, so far i have tried commands like this: type com1: | plink -v hostname -l username -pw ...
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Why isn't File Explorer showing my mapped drives?

I'm using Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. My application (that was run as administrator) maps a folder from D drive to a network drive Z using the Windows Network API wnetaddconnection2(). When I opened ...
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How to configure DNS on Mobile Broadband Interface using command-prompt on Windows 8?

I am using a HSPA USB modem which has two different modes. One which lets you install modem driver/software, and other which enables Mobile Broadband Interface on Windows. It's possible to set DNS ...
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Network printer not spooling in Windows 7

I have a network shared printer connected to the Linux machine. When I send a print request from the Windows machine the spool files are not getting stored in the Sytem32/spool/printers directory. I ...
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After Windows 10 upgrade, administrator account lacking full access privileges

My local Windows account is an account of Administrator type. Note that it's not the built-in account of Administrator name. Before Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I was using Windows 7 Professional. In ...
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Program in Windows startup registry doesn't run

On my computer at school, I was seeing I could get a program to run when the computer started, so I registered it to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. However, when ...
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How to make Windows Explorer treat a file with a `.MAS` extension as a regular file

I have a regular file on a Microsoft Windows 7 computer called MYFILE.MAS, as viewed from (e.g.) cmd.exe. (You can create one too, it's just an empty file). However, when viewing this file graphically ...
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Remote Desktop - Can't connect to remote machine from only 1 of my 3 work machines

I'm having an issue connecting to a remote machine (Win Server 2012) using Remote Desktop.. but the weird thing is I only have trouble connecting from one of 3 workstations that I use. The other two ...
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Asus netbook (Windows 10) *will not* boot from USB drive

I am trying to install Linux on my Asus X205T netbook from a USB drive. Recently I used the same drive to install Ubuntu on a relative's laptop. I formatted the USB drive on my Macbook Pro using ...
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How to replace multiple lines of text (with special characters) in multiple file extensions with multiple encoding in windows?

Is there any way or simple program how to replace multiple lines of text (with special characters) in multiple file extensions with multiple encoding in windows? Example: There are multiple files ...
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How to deploy a .wim image to new system

I have a .wim of a standard image to be used to deploy new machines at my organization. Does anyone know how I can take that image, put it on a bootable USB stick and deploy it and install the new ...
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Connecting to OpenVPN client has failed - only the GUI fails (command line and services are OK)

I suddenly have exactly the same problem as in another question (blank OpenVPN GUI window, the after some time a popup stating that the connection failed) but the solution does not help. Specifically, ...
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Virtualbox clipboard not working

I have problem to make the clipboard works on my VM the informations is following VirtualBox Version: 5.0.20 r106931. Host: Ubuntu 16.04 VirtualBox Extension Pack installed. Guest: Windows 10 Guest ...
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Stuck without access to admin account on windows 10 [duplicate]

I managed to do something quite stupid... I had some problems with my account after upgrading to windows 10, so I created a mew admin account with a phony mail, and removed my account (stupid... I ...
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How to backup and clean my full gmail? [closed]

I have an old and full gmail account, i use every day since 4/16/2005. I try several apps but most don't finish the first full backup. What is the best option? Is there additional options? I favor ...
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Move files in sub folders to parent folder avoiding overwrite by changing filename

In continuation of the question I asked here: I would like to ask how it would be possible to still do the move, but still avoiding the overwrite by changing the filename. Like for example adding a ...
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Batch file unable to access Program files X86

I need to be able to run a simple ROBOCOPY on a backup file that is location in: C:\Program Files (x86). I get an error when I try to test I get an error saying that it doesn't like the x86. I have ...
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batch file to move files from sub dirs to root dir with overwritting files with name conflicts

So requesting some help, I am currently trying to sort out a mess in my google photos. I have downloaded the archive of my google photos and have a bunch of folders with files/photos in them. I am ...
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Restoring a Windows registry backup in another hdd

I've messed up my Windows registry but I have a backup from that section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList). Turns out I cant boot Windows nor a repair CD ...
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Deactivate power-saving mode when HDMI is plugged in

My Problem is that I have an external screen which I plug into my laptop via HDMI. Now when my Laptop turns of the screen after the normal-15-minute-ish timeout, it also cuts the powersupply to the ...
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Excessive background downloading on Chrome for no apparent reason

I use ProcessLasso & Networx to monitor my PC usage since I try to conserve as much resources as I can on my low-spec laptop. Today after campus I booted up Chrome as usual and networx notifies me ...
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VirtualBox Installing Guest Additions Not Allowing Full Screen Mode

I'm running a Windows 8.1 VM in Virtualbox on OSX. I want my Windows 8.1 to be able to display full screen but of course to do so you have to install guest additions. Which I then did, but after ...
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Windows File History Alternatives [closed]

I'm looking for an alternative to windows file history that will backup files stored on a mapped network drive too. Ideally the software would also integrate into the explorer context menu making ...
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Error with VMware Player on Windows 7 - Virtual system won´t start

my OS is Windows 7 64bit and I have installed VMware Workstation Player 12.1.1-3770994. I never had problems with it, every time I started the virtual machine it worked without any problems. But since ...
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my windows 10 pc got really slow although CPU and memory usage is fine. what else can I do?

since two weeks my windows 10 pc got really slow, and I have no idea why. I can still do everything, but everything takes much longer to a degree that I'm struggling to get my school work done. ...
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Create Send-To-Compressed(zipped)-folder event shortcut on Windows10

I have a really simple question to which I haven't been able to find the right simple answer to. I'm working a lot with zipped (compressed) folders. I want to improve my workflow. After selecting all ...
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“c” is automatically pressed in games - Windows 10

I actually had this problem before on my laptop Dell Inspiron n4030. When I was in a game the button C was automatically pressed which in the game triggers some items. I bought a new PC a couple of ...
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Windows reporting No Internet Access when there is (and NCSI tests pass)

My laptop (Windows 10) always reports an Ethernet connection as having "No Internet Access", despite there actually being internet access (can browse web, etc). WiFi isn't affected. From this ...
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Can a computer with one Wi-Fi adapter both connect to a Wi-Fi network and share Internet over Wi-Fi?

I will explain my use case but I am asking about what is technically available with Wi-Fi technology, so please don't submit alternative solutions as answers. I have a MacBook Air and a cheap Windows ...
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Create Network with Server and Client in Virtualbox

I am new here to the forums and I have a few questions about Virtualbox so I can learn about setting up a windows server network. I have windows server keys and windows OS keys as I am an apprentice ...
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Deleted file's name still remains in start menu

Hi i just deleted an old version of adwcleaner and installed a new one however the name for it still shows up in the start menu as adwclener5114.exe adwcleaner5112.exe and many others when i clicked ...
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Windows 10 100% disk usage

I have Windows 10 on my laptop, and I can't do nearly anything with it because my disk is kept on 100% even when I'm doing nothing. Some of my observations: In most cases, the disk is eaten up by: ...
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Service startet, but executet program not running proberly

I've created a Service on Windows Server 2008 R2, wich simply executes an exe. Startup type: Automatic Log on as: This account(a network account) When I start the exe manually, all works fine. My ...
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Show Windows Search Box on all screens

I have a 3 screen extended display running on Windows 10 Pro with the latest patches as at the time of writing. I have disabled Cortana but have the serach box shown next to the Start menu button on ...
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Change icon of a program

How can I change the icon of a program? I don't just mean the icon in the file, I mean the icon in the taskbar and the top left corner when the app is running. Also, how can I change the title of an ...
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Accessing local Windows machines by hostname on OSX

This is very similar to Referencing computers by their name between OS X and Windows operating systems but my question is of a different nature: I can see my windows desktop in finder as a "shared" ...
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why does my USB show as an unknown file system with 0bytes used and 0 bytes free [duplicate]

This is my first time posting a public comment and my first time with a usb problem i can't solve. When i plugged my USB into my PC it takes a while to be recognized, and then when it is, it appears ...
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How to clear hidden attribute from partition if “attributes volume clear hidden” fails with “Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found.”

After select volume [n] in diskpart attributes volume clear hidden fails with Virtual Disk Service error: The object is not found. I found some forum threads which might contain a solution ...
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Windows XP Will Not Restart

I have a Dell Precision T5500 that is dual-booted with Windows XP and Windows 7. Previously, when shutting down Windows XP (fresh installation) it would sit at the "Windows is shutting down..." ...
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How to remotely log user out of application?

My problem is this: we are running an application that is licensed for only one user at a time on a given machine. If as an admin I remote into a computer running this software, knocking a user off ...
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When computer resumes from hibernation, BIOS is changed and causes issues, why? [closed]

The next time it happens I'll take a picture with my phone or something so I can show you the exact messages, but the basic rundown is this... I go to turn my laptop on (it's a sager with a gen4 i7 ...