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NET START <SERVICE> - how/where to get the service name?

I need to create a common script to restart service: net stop <service> net start <service> Problem is that I don't know the name of the service. For example for "printer spooler" is ...
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A fake COM port on Windows XP?

I have a win32 program that communicates via serial port (RS-232 / EIA-232 / COM). I would like to intercept redirect that communication without installing a virtual COM port (filter?) driver like ...
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Redirect file access

I need to redirect access to some files (the same way as WOW64 File System Redirector does). Is this possible? Any 3rd-part software to do this?
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How can I make Windows 7's Start Menu look-and-feel like Windows XP's?

The reason for this is that I got accustomed to navigating the Start Menu with the keyboard, and I find that this is more efficient. I tried importing the following .reg file, which helped with ...
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How to detect drive letters which are assigned twice?

There is a small bug in Windows that I would like to create a small application as a solution for. So, in my company we have several network drives ( F:\, G:\, H:\, I:\ etc.) and sometimes if I ...
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How to restore file to some earlier stage?

I have a windows application whose data is stored in xml file. Due to insufficient knowledge of the program, my employee deleted the entire data/records in the xml file by running clear command in the ...
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Linux workstation in Windows domain

I work in a Windows environment where I have to login to a Windows domain at the login dialog, so that I can authenticate myself to the network. I want to use Linux on my machine but I do not know ...
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Unix-type “locate” on Windows?

Using the Windows CLI (cmd), how does one locate a file that he knows part of the name of? For instance, every single Windows workstation installs javac in a different location, how would one find it ...
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POP3 email checker similar to Gmail notifier for Windows? [closed]

Is there a free, pop3 email checker for Windows that behaves similar to Google's GMail Notifier? Minimize to Tray, and notification, double click to launch default email client?
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Is there some Windows application that start recording when detects movement with webcam?

I want to use my webcam to monitor my room's window to see if someone is invading my home when I'm not at home. As usual, I leave my notebook turned on all the time downloading torrents and ...
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Show “date modified” when selecting image in Windows Explorer

When I click on an image file, it shows the date taken at the bottom of the folder. How do I change it so that it shows date modified?
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How can I capture an Internet Radio Stream using Windows Media Player?

I have an internet radio stream that I need to capture: http://www2.mcot.net/radio/fm_1005.asx For some reason I cannot open in using VLC Media Player. But it opens just fine in Windows Media ...
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VLC media player can't play an internet radio stream, but firefox and Window Media Player can

I am trying to connect to this online radio station (it is in Thai) using VLC: http://www2.mcot.net/radio/fm_1005.asx For some reason, when I connect using Firefox or IE (IE just dumps me over to ...
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Can I find out broadly what my PC is doing with all those GHz? [closed]

Many PCs are dual or multi-core and have CPUs faster than 1GHz. That is a lot of instructions per second. So when a PC decides to stop for even a few seconds, or does that thing where it will slowly ...
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Can malware/intrusion attempt via browser, attack other computers on same local network? (Windows) (no shares setup)? [closed]

Can malware, if running within a plug-in or elsewhere within the browser, or if downloaded and executed, or within a site that attempts intrusion, attack other machines on the local network, even if ...
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BOOTMGR misssing - no backup image [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: bootmgr is missing on Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 When I try to boot my Acer laptop loaded with Windows 7 Ultimate, it show BOOTMGR is missing Press Ctrl + Alt ...
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How to lock a file against deletion but still make it writeable?

I want to make a file locked against deletion but still be writeable. How do I do this? The file in question is a Truecrypt volume as a file on a NAS SMB Network share, so I don't want to ...
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Sync vertical scroll between two windows

I need to visually compare two documents of different formats, hence I would like to be able to vertically scroll in two different applications at the same time. I'd prefer to use the mouse wheel to ...
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Windows FTP failed to work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Command-line FTP function does not work I am trying to copy file to a remote ftp account, but failed. The same FTP file upload work in filezilla but not working in ...
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Windows Network resource access audit

In a windows network I'd like to set up some kind of audit, to know when certain users access certain resources (e.g. copy files) Is there a simple way to have such operations logged?
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Windows Color Scheme (Theme) Program

I’m wondering if there is a program that will let a user select one or two colors and create a color-scheme (ie, Windows theme) based on it/them so that the user does not have to manually set each and ...
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How to search the content of archives (7z)?

I am looking for a way to search the content of files inside of 7z archive without having to unpack the archive. I have many 7z archives with code inside them and I'd like to search them. Is there a ...
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Is there a GUI interface for sqlite?

Is there a lightweight GUI interface for sqlite databases? Preferably Windows based.
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How to block/disable internet for one user in Windows 7 while keeping internet access for other users?

The internet is distracting me from my writing. I'm about to cancel it, but my wife wouldn't be too happy with that. She uses it for research, and so on. I'd like to block my account from having ...
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Unable to access UNC shares on XP Pro from Windows 7 Home Premium system - Invalid Username or Password?

I'm trying to set up an old XP Pro system I was using at work as a small home file server, but my Win7 box can't access it - I get "Invalid User or Password" error - and I see the following on the ...
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HP5550 DN prints stacks of pages with one line of wingdings looking symbols

We have an HP5550 DN networked printer using Windows Vista systems to print, and for some reason (seems to be exclusively with large documents) the printer will decide to spit out a few hundred pages, ...
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Where do I find the device drivers in the task manager?

While running an OS all the drivers of keyboard, mouse, graphic card, nic must be in memory in order to be accessed by the CPU, right? Each driver should be a process or at least a thread of a ...
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Resize an image to multiple resolutions simultaneously

I am looking for software (Windows or Linux) that can do the following: Resize one image to several provided sizes. Detects the type of the pic­ture (wide, nor­mal) and does the resize based on ...
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Transcoding a video from GoToMeeting WMV to MP4 using FFMPEG on Windows locks up dos window

I've been tasked with converting some pre-recorded GoToMeeting videos from wmv to mp4 format. I've got the GoToMeeting transcoder app available from Citrix (g2mtranscoder.exe) that takes the source ...
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Why when I connect an external harddisk via an USB 3.0 PCI controller I receive the “your device can perform faster” notification?

I have an external HD with usb 3.0 support and have installed a PCI card to add two usb 3.0 ports to my pc. I am running windows 7. When I connect the hard disk I receive a notification about usb ...
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why is 1 inch in computer screen shorter than 1 inch in real?

My LCD Monitor is 22 inch ViewSonic, windows resolution screen is default 96 DPI. I realize that 1 inch in computer does not fit to 1 inch in real. My LCD Screen Resolution is 1680 x 1050, so the ...
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How to set/keep directory permissions?

I'm using CwRsync to connect from my Windows development machine to a linux webserver : rsync -avuz -e ./ssh --exclude=".svn" /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/project123/ ...
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How to find out how often my Windows partition has been defragmented?

I know that Windows uses its defrag program to defragment my partition sometimes when my system goes to an idle state. Also, sometimes I used to execute defrag by myself in order to increase ...
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How to lock several machines with one command issued from one of them?

I'm using Synergy to use my three PCs with only one keyboard and mouse. My problem is that when I press Windows + L to lock a PC, it always locks the main PC (the one functioning as the Synergy ...
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service fails to start after restart

This issue happens on XP SP3 and on Win7 SP1. The service is configured to run using a service account to logon as a service. When I manually enter the password it is accepted and is given logon as ...
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Obtaining Windows printer share SMB settings (for tsclient/rdesktop on Linux)

At work, I have access to a "virtual" Windows server terminal, which I can access through my Ubuntu Linux via tsclient or rdesktop. Additionally, there are printer shares on this network, which can ...
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What is this German (?) virus and how can I get rid of it?

UPDATE I've posted my solution below. This thing popped up on the computer of one of my employees on Friday. I've spent most of the weekend scanning the computer with Avira AntiVir, Avira Boot ...
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Are there any FTP servers for Windows that can automatically backup files when they are replaced by new uploads?

I am looking for an FTP server running under Windows. It should have a function that if the client uploads a file that already exists, the server can copy the old one somewhere as a backup. Any ...
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What is an efficient, cost-effective tool to automate installing Windows 7 and software?

One of my job responsibilities is now maintaining laptops for sales people (they demo software). It would take me up to 2 days to perform a full installation manually, so I would like to delegate much ...
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Firefox Plugin or anyother to List shortcuts

Inspired by usage of SE sites, I frequently have to flag Off topic post and write a comment telling OP to make the post on a different SE site. Usually, I go to the bottom of the page to retrieve the ...
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Free Partition Table Editor?

Is there any free program out there that lets you manually edit partition table(s) (including the extended partitions -- not just primary)?
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Launchy & Full Screen Applications

Having some annoyances with launchy while running full screen games as the keybind that I use coincides with common key presses in some games. The obvious solution would be to rebind it, but the bind ...
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Are startup items, services, and scheduled tasks the only things that run without my explicit involvement?

On a virgin out-of-the-box Windows machine, and before making any Internet connection, if I wish to remove or disable any applications that might run without my explicit consent, is it sufficient to ...
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How do I upload hundreds of digital camera photos to Facebook from Windows?

I have hundreds of 5+ megapixel photos. I would like a software which would batch-lower the resolution first to Facebook's dimension limits before upload, as well as "reject" images whose dimensions ...
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Error in installing Windows SDK (Newer version already installed)

I am trying to install the Windows SDK on my Windows 7 64bit machine. But during the process of installation it gave me an error. I reviewed the log and it seems that it is due to a newer version of ...
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What is the “Refresh (dynamic_bypass_reload)” error in my browser?

When I download something, any browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox) will show following message: Refresh (dynamic_bypass_reload) Click here if you are not automatically redirected. For assistance, ...
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PC Charging Drivers for Motorola w270

I tried installing the PC Charging Drivers on Windows 7 x64 for my w270 phone with instructions from this site). I got these errors: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
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VirtualBox and Security From Windows to Linux

If I have VirtualBox, hosted by Windows 7 and I install Linux Ubuntu on this, is there any security risk if I use the Linux OS for the internet but the hosted OS (Windows) has no Virus protection ...
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My laptop takes ages to startup, after recent format. Whats up?

After a boot sector crash, I formatted my hard drive and reinstall Windows 7 from scratch. Although my laptop now takes ages to startup (about 10-15mins!) and after I'm logged in, everything lags! ...
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Windows Aero turns to basic automatically

I have this problem that Windows 7 Ultimate automatically resets my color scheme from Aero to basic at random moments. What could possibly be the cause of this? Specifications: Intel core i7-930 ...