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What is the purpose of “Secret Launch Files”? [closed]

I found this file in a subfolder under Documents. What would be the purpose of this?
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Will Microsoft ever call or email you for support or updates? [closed]

I have had a couple of clients who got phished, one by email (regarding a fake Windows 7 upgrade) one by cell phone (we are Microsoft support please open a remote connection for us). This is the first ...
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How do I show “Delete From Library Only - Delete From Library And My Computer” dialog box in Windows Media Player 12

How can I show the "Delete From Library Only - Delete From Library And My Computer" dialog box in Windows Media Player 12? I checked "Don't show this message again" and it has vanished forever. I ...
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Cannot connect to remote desktop after applying MS12-020. Any ideas?

After applying the MS12-020 fix this morning (as it seemed a real big issue) I'm not able to remote connect to the server anymore. The RDP client timeouts and nothing is logged on the server.
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Windows wakes up my external hard-drive whenever a software opens directory tree

I have two different external USB hard-drives which goes to sleep mode when not used for a while. When any software program (or I, myself) opens directory tree, open/save dialog box or my computer ...
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How to share a music folder between OSX and Windows?

It's a question for OSX & Windows 7 users who jump between one system to another. I'm on Windows now, and I've got this music folder in my main hard drive. I'm planning to buy a Mackbook Pro soon ...
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Periodically back up ramdisk

Are there any Windows ramdisk drivers that can periodically back up the ramdisk to a file? I am familiar with ones that can save the file on demand and on shutdown. I'd like to gain control over the ...
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mp4 files in Windows Media Center

I have Windows 7 box acting as my media server using Windows Media Center. Trying to change to using mp4 files but Windows Media Center does not see the files, and therefore I can't play them using my ...
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How to block localhost connections with Windows 7/2008R2 firewall

With the Windows 7/2008R2 firewall it doesn't seem possible to explicitly block connections that use 127.0.0.1 on a per process basis. I'm just wondering if I've missed something?
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Threats about validation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What to do about counterfeit Windows warning Why should my laptop, (about three years old) now keep telling me that my copy of Windows does not pass Genuine Validation? ...
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Windows Key believes it's pressed randomly

I have noticed that sometimes Windows believes my Windows Key is pressed even though it isn't. I remember reading that the problem goes away if I press the Windows Key manually to reset its status, ...
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Windows command line - get pdf page width and height in pixels?

I need a piece of software (a freeware preferably) that will display what is the pixel width / height of a pdf page. If there are many pages with different dimensions, I'd be enough to just get the ...
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Multicast traffic generator for Windows

Are there any multicast traffic generators for Windows?
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My ADATA superior SH93 not working needing to format

HI my adata hard drive is not working for some reason it was working just fine until now it keeps asking to format but all my valuable stuff is on there just wondering if there is a fix without ...
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Is a mounted volume's UUID stored on the volume?

I have some OS X code that uses the volume's UUID for some calculations. I'm rewriting these calculations for Windows. I have the requirement that for a given drive, the calculations produce the exact ...
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Can there be permissions/limitations with browsers over a network?

I'm part of a network at my job and the only thing that can be accessed from my/my co-workers computers is the company database and sharepoint. These are accessed through IE. Everything else is denied ...
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Remote Desktop from UNIX to Windows

You know how you can enable x11 forwarding and through putty when you use a program on the remote UNIX machine, the visuals of it (GUI, etc.) appear on your end? What I'm trying to do is instead of ...
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Equivalent of Unix find command on Windows

What is the equivalent of the Unix find command on Windows? I see that the find.exe on Windows is more like a grep. I am especially interested in the equivalent of find . -name [filename]
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Will Windows 8 preview stop working and required a different license in the future?

I'm planning on installing Windows 8 preview on a spare laptop. I looked all over the faq page but did not see anything about how the licensing works. I understand that it's free for me to install ...
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Does Windows 8 Consumer Preview already support installation on UEFI-capable systems?

I recently bought a new Acer laptop that I believe already has UEFI, so I just want to know if I install Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it, will it be installed as a GPT partition using all UEFI ...
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Running Windows7 off a USB keydrive?

Since I need to run some Windows applications on unbootable Windows hosts, I need to find how to build a live image of Windows7 as an alternative to the Linux-based live solutions to run the OS off a ...
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Generate different passwords for PCs in a WLAN

I have a TP-Link Wireless Router (TL-WR340G) and I use it for both Wired and Wireless connection. I have two desktops that connects to the router through cables and I also have 2 notebooks that ...
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Is it possible to retain Windows licence after changing motherboard

In case i want to change the motherboard of my computer without formatting harddisk, Currently there is windows7 is installed, then Is it possible to retain the same licence earlier i had, or i will ...
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What operations breaks the hardlinks?

I have a file "a.txt" and its hardlink "ha.txt". If I open either of those files in notepad and save any changes it would appear in both files as they are still linked. But if I overwrite (copy) a.txt ...
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USB Flash not recognised by Windows and BIOS, but works fine in Linux

I have a Transcend JetFLash 2GB USB Drive.It was working fine and I had been using it occasionally. All of sudden it stopped working in all versions of Windows . The USB Drive is also not ...
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Run Windows and Ubuntu simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Theoretically possible to run two operating systems simultaneously? I currently run Windows 7 in VirtualBox with full DirectX and Direct3D support but without support for ...
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Can't enable remote desktop on Windows 7 Professional

What is wrong with this PC? Windows 7 Professional N and all latest updates installed.. i've installed it from scratch last week. msdn iso en_windows_7_professional_n_with_sp1_x86_dvd_u_677328.iso ...
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SSH to drive letter in Windows 2003

I have a Windows 2003 server running a SSH server (WRQ Reflection), how would I ssh to it and specify a specific drive letter? (like the D: drive) ex: from another workstation: ssh ...
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Why can't we understand the content of a binary file after compiled?

As far I know, every program consists of a pack of processor instructions with some specific data variables(float, int, char...) to work on the processor registers. So, the first thing that I ...
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How can I prevent Ctrl+Shift from changing the text direction?

In Windows 7 and 8, the following keyboard shortcuts exist when both left-to-right and right-to-left languages are installed: Ctrl+Right Shift sets the text direction to right-to-left. Ctrl+Left ...
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User receiving an “Error Code: 403 Forbidden” but no one else is. What can I suggest that they do to fix it?

I have a ClickOnce application that is published to an IIS web server and the install page and installation process has been working perfectly for years. One of my new users has recently tried to go ...
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Is there a way to run a .Net application without running windows?

I've got a .Net application that runs as a service. I'd like to run it on a machine that is dedicated to that service. For other machines that have a very dedicated purpose, I use instance of Windows ...
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Change default action on connecting a USB device

I've a device I connect to my windows computer (in this case it is an iPod but I don't believe that matters). Often when I first connect such devices a dialog will pop up giving a list of actions ...
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Find and Replace File Utility

I have a structure of folders, each containing a file with the same name "Client - Document.docx". Is there a utility or expedient method (running Windows XP) to replace each of these files with an ...
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Using my laptop as a USB power supply

I've been using my laptop as a USB charger for my media player (usually an iPod Touch). Each night, I play an audio-book from my media player (usually iPod Touch), which needs to be charging (via ...
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Change location of config files, Windows 7?

By default some programs save their configuration to the USERPROFILE folder. Typically this is C:\Users\Steven I would like to change where these programs are saving these files, possibly ...
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Directory transfer from Linux -> Windows; 255 Character limit error

I need to copy a very large directory from a linux server to a windows machine; the directory is very large and contains directories that go as deep as having 50+ subdirectories. So as you could ...
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Can we lock the computer apps so only browser can be used? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I get Linux into 'Party/Kiosk-Mode' like status? People can go on http://www.example.com using Firefox - and I will max the screen. I don't want them to navg ...
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Copy entire website including PHP and SQL?

Is it possible when copying an entire website and template using wget (httrack or other program) to also get the PHP code and the SQL database? What software would I need to copy/mirror a site like ...
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How to convert WAV to MP3 without adding silence at the beginning

Here's what I need to do: Convert a 30.0 sec WAV to a 30.0 MP3. I've tried doing this using LAME however no matter what I try LAME always adds a short moment of silence to the output mp3. Using LAME ...
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How to find out what application slows down the system (on Windows)?

Sometimes (~once-twice a day) I experience slowdowns (up to freezing for 5-10 seconds) and I don't know their cause. I tried looking into Process Explorer, but it shows only current rates and history ...
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Edit EXIF data (owner) based on another field (camera model)

I would like to edit the EXIF data on a large set of JPEGs (about 1500) to include the name of the photographer/copyright owner. I know that there are tools to do that in batch, however the trick is ...
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How to print multiple html files?

How can I print multiple html files located on web, and not on a local drive? Something like: http://www.domain.com/file.html?ID=1 http://www.domain.com/file.html?ID=2 ...
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How to turn a keyboard shortcut into a Desktop shortcut?

Here is my dilemma: I use several keyboard shortcuts to be more productive and get faster access to certain things in Windows. But... is there a way to translate those keyboard combinations into a ...
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File only visible to cygwin, not windows?

Problem: We have a file created with keytool (from jdk 1.5) that is only visible with the ls command. When we do a dir, it's not there. Specifics: This file is owned by the user, all other files ...
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Tampering TCP data on a Windows application

Is there an application where I can run another application and it will allow me to see and more important manipulate the TCP data sent to another server? I'm using Wireshark to view the data, but I ...
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Windows 7 doesn't recognize second partition on removable disk

I created two partitions on my removable Flash drive, but Windows doesn't recognize the second partition. Both partitions are NTFS and primary partitions. And this image is in disk management on ...
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How can I regsvr32 my controls at a user (HKEY_CURRENT_USER) level?

I want to register my controls at user level, kindly guide me how can I achive this with regsvr32. If its not possible with regsvr32 please tell any alternative way to achive this.
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Why does Filehippo have updates earlier then the original site? [closed]

FileHippo.com is a software archive where you can get the newest software. It is used/linked to by many developer which implies that this site is trustworthy. I dont get how FileHippo can have ...
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Upgrade from VMWare player to workstation

I am a regular used of VMWare Player. I've got Windows XP and linux installed on it. Now I want to install Windows 8. It is not compatible with VMWare player, anyhow. So I googled for solutions. I ...