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How to install IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC)?

I'm trying to start my Default Web Site in ISS7 Manager and it says I need IIS World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC). I recently just got the Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) and that ...
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How to mount a Windows shared drive on OS X given a Windows user like this: myserver@mydomain.com

I have a script in OS X which is something like this: tell application "Finder" try mount volume "SMB://myuser:mypwd@myhost/sharedfolder" end try end tell It works fine, but now ...
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Unique Identifier of an individual event in the system log?

I searched for a specific Event ID (6008 Unexpected Shutdown) in the Windows 7 Event Viewer, but now I want to see the events in the log that led up to that event, so how can I search for that ...
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Customize Windows keyboard layout [duplicate]

First a tiny bit of background: I customized my father's OS X keyboard layout to add him a few specific characters (specific to Polish) on his regular azerty layout. On OSX you can do this by ...
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Which screencast program can record up to four hours of screen video and which codec to use?

I want to record a live online video show (record the computer screen) I'm attending. The total length will be four hours. I know about the free Camstudio (Windows), which is able to record video. I ...
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Are standard users still useful when Windows 8 has UAC?

My last computer ran XP; administrators had unrestricted access (no UAC) and my normal day-to-day account was a standard user. I simply did a 'run as' then entered the admin credentials when I needed ...
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I want to get only the Filename in Windows Command Prompt

I have a problem: I want to get the filename only from this path line in Command Prompt Here's my path: \\jktfile-01\lsmk\SRP\BankPelapor\201209\Instance\2882000-2012-09-30-BSMS26.xml What kind of ...
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recompile an msi with silent switch

all i need is to add a silent switch to an msi and recompile it as an msi or exe. I have the MSI SDK but admittedly i'm over my head with this sort of scripting and don't know where to begin
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Percentage cpu use for a particular job decreases over time in Windows 7

I have a multi-core workstation running Windows 7. When I submit a job to run on 12 cores, things go fine, but after some time the percent of the cpu the job occupies decreases from ~30% to 3% even ...
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EFI Dual-boot issue with Windows 7 and xubuntu 12.10

Thank you so much for reading. I'm pretty desperate for an answer at this moment. So anyways, I recently solved this issue allowing me to install xubuntu 12.10 correctly. This was a problem with the ...
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Mouse side-buttons and keyboard browser buttons are reversed

A local overstock store had a sale on a wireless mouse/keyboard set, so I got one. It is very similar to the (cheap Chinese) kind available on eBay. It works fine except that the two side buttons ...
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How can one input a Unicode character by its hex/decimal value on Dell Latitude e6420 model laptops?

The solution is to input Unicode characters (see here: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1F300.pdf, 1f36c for example) with the keyboard of a Dell Latitude e6420 which, a quick Google image search ...
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How can I hide the //tsclient/<drive> connection in Windows XP Mode

When XP Mode is started, it automatically creates \tsclient connections to the drives on the Windows 7 computer that is starting it. So for example c: becomes \tsclient\c etc etc. Although I want ...
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“rm -i” alias equivalent on Cygwin/Windows Command Line

I'm using Windows command prompt with Cygwin. Is it possible to define a bash like alias i.e. alias rm='rm -i' to prevent accidental damage from rm command? (Other than using doskey) Update : All the ...
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Dual boot and disk encryption

I need to dual boot these: Unencrypted Windows 7 partition Encrypted Linux partition (/ and /home) I was thinking to erase the entire disk then: Install Windows 7 then install a linux distribution ...
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Remotely enable or disable Administrative Share

Is it possible to enable or disable a Windows "Administrative Share" (e.g ipc$, admin$, c$, d$), remotely?
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Changing dualboot menu

Yesterday, I removed my wubi-installed Ubuntu and installed it from CD on a separate partition. Before, when I started my computer, a "BIOS-styled" menu popped up where I could choose between Windows ...
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App / Script to get extra confirmation before copying files to a folder in Windows

Anyone know any app to give me an extra confirmation (would be great with a custom message) before copying / overwriting files in a directory in Windows? I need this so i do not copy new code to a ...
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How to get system uptime in milliseconds in command line?

How I can get the system uptime in milliseconds from the Windows command line? I want something like the result of this function: gettickcount(), e.g. 24233241231. Is there a command, utility or ...
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Debug the cause of a bluescreen in windows [duplicate]

I get infrequently a bluescreen on my Windows 7. I would like to know, how i should start debugging this. How can I make the bluescreen last, so i can read the error mesages? How are these messages ...
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Acer Aspire One screen resolution 1366x768

I had XP running on my Acer Aspire One model AO75h1. Now with Windows 8, I'm not able to install Vista display driver - when I try, the "Operating sytem is not supported". The display runs at 1024x768 ...
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Identifying installation folders of installed applications in Windows [duplicate]

Is there a good way/application to get a good overview of which folders on a computer contains installed applications? The scenario could be something like this On a computer a bunch of ...
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Trying to rename a bunch of files through command prompt ren command but it's not giving the desired output

I'm trying to rename a bunch of htm files through Command Prompt's ren command but it's not giving the desired output. I have files called xyz_alb.htm, xyz_bla.htm...and so on located in different ...
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What is the most reliable way to send a big file between two Windows computers via network? [duplicate]

The file is around 170GB. I wouldn't upload it on the FTP, and download it. It is not reliable, sometime, connections drop, and it will have big trouble. So, is there any better way to do so? Anyone ...
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Nexus 4 MTP not showing on Device Manager

When I disable USB Debugging on the Nexus 4 and connect it to my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate, a "Nexus 4" shows up in "My Computer" and the device is also listed on "Device Manager", under "Portable ...
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Green light running in Monitor bottom

I have LG 17'' LCD Monitor. From few days green light run in Monitor bottom under task bar. In the screenshot, I draw the green line myself. But the real green line run exactly in that place every ...
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How can I create an encrypted file on OSX for opening on Win7 w/out 3rd party software?

I do love PGP/GPG, but I have users who don't want to, or can't, install 3rd party binaries. Is there a way on OSX to create a (strongly) encrypted file on OSX which can be opened by Windows 7? With ...
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how to make vmware windows guest look for and write case insensitive files on linux host shared folder?

How to make vmware windows guest look for case insensitive files and folders, and write case insensitive files and folders on a Linux host shared folder, that is a case sensitive file-system, in a ...
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Replace specific character with batch

I have a batch file that takes user input for a filename: set /p Name=Name: However, if the file name has multiple words, I want the batch file to replace the spaces with dashes. For example if ...
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Merging files in MS Windows Command Prompt

I've been using for %i in (.\*.prt) do echo %i >> newfile.prt && type %i >> newfile.prt to concentate many many files in Command Prompt. Using this one because it adds the file ...
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Free RDP server for Windows? [closed]

I'm not really a Windows user but I have a virtual machine with Windows 8. I have no Pro edition, so Remote Desktop does not work. Is there a free version of an RDP server that I could install? VNC ...
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Using hard links to move Windows Users folder

I'm currently trying to move bulky folders from my SSD to my HDD (my Users folder and ProgramData folder). I'm following a short guide on using Directory Junctions to do this effectively. However, ...
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What can I move off an ssd to a data drive while still keeping some benefits windows 7

I have an Asus laptop that I recently downgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 7. The laptop has a small SSD on it with 24GB of space and a larger standard SATA hard drive with 750GB of space. Now I think ...
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Windows Updates - Uninstall keys location in the registry under Windows 7?

In other OS like XP, the uninstall keys where located at: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall But for the Windows Updates, it seems that are not stored here. Anyone knows ...
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Slow BIOS bootup

This is a new HP DV-7 laptop. When you turn it on SOMETIMES it will wait at 15 minutes on the press escape for menu and sometimes it will boot correctly. IS this a hardware failure issue or is this a ...
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How do I make an AutoHotkey script work in a VMware virtual machine only?

I'm running VMware Workstation 9 on Windows 7 and I wonder how do I make an AutoHotkey script (which does some key remapping) work only when the input is grabbed by a VMware virtual machine?
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Unable to ping 2 laptops in same network (wireless)

I have 2 laptop. 1. Windows 7 2. Windows server 2008 I have my adsl wireless router and have disabled firewall on both machine. Also, I don't have any antivirus install on both machine. I could use ...
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An unexpected I/O error has occured during installation of windows 8

I have Dell inspiron n4050 laptop. Pre loaded with windows 7 basic (64-bit). I want to install windows 8 but it gives error before setup starts. Error says.. Recovery There was a problem with a ...
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How to download PowerShell 3.0 on Windows 7 32bit?

Microsoft.com wants me to update to SP1 on Windows7 , but I can't do that because it will mess up other installed softwares. How and where can I just install PowerShell 3.0 . I ready have PowerShell ...
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Not able to install Wireless Adapter drivers

I have downloaded some wireless adapter drivers (http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wirele...et=37&system=6) Because my adapter did not work and i tried to reinstall the drivers. But once i downloaded ...
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not able to activate windows xp in oracle virtualbox

I installed oracle virtualbox and used my Windows XP home edition to run in the virtualbox. Is it working, but I get all the time the reminder I have to register. This seems not to work as is tries to ...
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domain gpo logon script not executing for administrators

I have a Windows 2008 DC with a logon script in the default policy. This script has been tested and works if executed manually for admins and users. However, when I login with an administrator it ...
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Remote Desktop cannot connect to the remote windows 8 computer from windows 7

I have computer with installed windows 8 pro at home. This computer plugged in to router via LAN cable. I configured remote desktop on this computer: System Properties -> Remote -> Allow remote ...
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GitHub for Windows not showing repo owner

This morning I woke up and all of my repos in GitHub for Windows had become unindexed. Tools > Options > Scan for repositories added all of them back to the list, but now only the name of the repos ...
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How to make FFmpeg continuously write progress on one line

When encoding FFmpeg prints a new line every second with the progress, example frame= 31 fps=0.0 q=0.0 size= 152kB time=00:00:00.72 bitrate=1726.3kbits/s frame= 59 fps= 57 q=0.0 size= ...
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Two Network Cards Routing Inbound and Outbound Traffic Windows 2012

What I am trying to accomplish here is to use my two Gigabit LAN cards and have Windows route all inbound traffic on one LAN card and then route all outbound traffic on the other. Is this possible, ...
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Program installation recording for future manual installation

I routinely install the same software over and over on different computers. I would like to automate this process. Many times the software is very simple with the installer just adding a few entries ...
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Computer Wakes Up From Sleepmode Unintentionally, Wake On LAN Has To Stay Enabled

I know this question has been asked several times, but I seem to have a special problem at hand. First, I will explain my setup and my needs. Second, I will try to give an overview of what I have ...
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How to stop Flash Player from upmixing stereo to 5.1?

I'm using Flash Player 11.6.602.171 in Firefox 19.0.2 with Windows 7 and a 5.1 sound device. I just noticed that when playing stereo sound in Flash (e.g. Youtube, Soundcloud), Flash is upmixing ...
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HDMI to USB converter

I'd like to use my camcorder for video conferencing. On the one end, the camcorder outputs HDMI. On the other end, the PC takes USB input. How do I convert the HDMI video feed to a "webcam" USB ...