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Automating my PC setup builds

The company that I work for orders bog standard computers from Dell. We then set these up with user and machine settings and then install our software on it to sell to out customers. I've set up ...
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Does Windows 8 have to be installed on NTFS?

Does Windows 8 need to be installed on an NTFS partition or does it just like to be on one? If I installed it on NTFS and then copied all its files on to a FAT32 partition would it work or would it ...
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Hibernation via power button vs Start menu [on hold]

I had a problem a few years ago with a Mesh Windows XP machine where if I set Windows XP to hibernate via the power button and then regularly shut down with it it appeared to lead to boot problems. At ...
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How to backup data on hard disk before fresh Windows install

My new laptop came pre-loaded with Windows 8. I tried to install Windows 7 but it shows that the drive is partitioned using GPT. Now, I need to delete all partitions and convert it to MBR to install ...
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Possible to disable 'reply to all' when sending mass e-mail?

A newsletter e-mail went out company wide today, and since then I've gotten several reply-to-all responses. I immediately e-mail the offending user to warn them of the issues this can cause, but I'd ...
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Folder missing either before or after Chkdsk ran in verify mode

When I started my computer I was shown a popup window asking to check the disk of H:, I chose the scan mode that only checks and would allow me to choose what to do. I wasn't asked again if I should ...
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Hide specific sub-folders in Explorer Navigation Pane

I have found many variations of this question, but nothing quite like I want. I want to hide various subfolders in the navigation pane - specifically the folders I have already hidden in my User ...
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Print Job Leaves Users Print Queue But Some Documents Aren't Printed

We have a Kyocera c352 bizhub in our office that about 6 users print to. They are printing via tcp/ip ports from each of their computers with the drivers on them as well. We do not use a print server. ...
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How to schedule a task from command line advanced?

When I install my program, I want to schedule to execute it always when the computer is idle, but kill it when the computer is no longer idle, restart it if it is idle again. Also, only if there is ...
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curl: pass a GET request as argument

Heroku has this nice command which allows me to use curl to download a file which works fine in UNIX: curl -o latest.dump `heroku pgbackups:url` The command in backticks yields a very long URL that ...
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Recover file overwritten with >

I was copy/pasting some commands into CMD (Windows 7) and accidentally pasted in an entire cmd history (from the Select All command). This included something along the lines of Y:/>database.mdb ...
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need to copy folder with sub folder without answering prompt

I need to copy folder A to folder B and folder A is having subfolders. I have tried xcopy and copy both are stuck. C:\Users>xcopy sushantg\A\* sushantg\B /s /e /h /T Does sushantg\B specify a ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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Disable access to folder where software places logs

i have this little issue. I use a custom made software which writes logs to certain directory. The logs are not needed for the software to work, however neither I or someone else can modify the ...
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How to have both OSs hibernated

I set up a dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows 8, it all works good, I can hibernate each w/o problems. Now I find annoying that every time I want to go to the other OS I have to shut down the system ...
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Unable to connect to URLs which were accessed before VPN was connected after Cisco VPN connects

We have a very strange situation with Cisco VPN client on Windows 7. Currently it appears like it is manifesting only with .NET applications. It is not reproducible on Macs using the same VPN. It is ...
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Do I need to shut down before powering off a VM?

Sometimes I'm starting a VM to do a quick test. I start up the VM, do the test and then power off. However, doing this I get the warning Check that you have shut down your guest operating system ...
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How do I do this on a mac instead of windows? [closed]

I want to do this (see video) quite badly, but the problem is I have a Mac and not a windows. So I get lost after system32 and what not. Please help! :c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UucAscSUEvs
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How do I connect to ActiveDirectory from Windows7 running under virtualbox?

I have a MBPr and I have installed virtualbox. I setup Windows7 x64 and I can't connect to the work ActiveDirectory. on a standalone Windows machine, I can run any software as a domain user. But when ...
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installing windows in gpt partition style [duplicate]

I have a problem with my laptop, so I tried to reinstall Windows. I have two partitions, data and system, so I deleted my system partition and created a new one, but I have a problem, it said "can't ...
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2 monitors - different resolutions - cursor between monitors

Wasn't even sure how do I google this. I am using the laptop screen (1366x768) and an external screen (1920x1080). Is there some way/setting to change the screen height at which the cursor goes to the ...
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Remove Double Entries from Windows Context Menu

Whenever I right-click on my Windows desktop to open the context menu, I have two identical entries in it. How can I remove the extra entries?
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Dual boot intermittant issue using Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7

I have a problem with the grub2 loader sometimes. More often, when I choose Windows 7 in the grub2 loader, it hangs on the purple screen. I have looked up and down the internet for an answer and ...
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Windows 8.1 not prompting for product key in OOBE

Im testing my new deployment evrything works fine, but ( after sysprep) at the oobe it doesnt ask for a product key? Even without an unattend file ? Anybody an idea what could be the problem?
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Windows 8.1 freezes irregularly at system reboot, cold reboot fixes it

My system is windows 8.1. From sometime ago, it starts to freeze irregularly at start-up during reboot. Screen shows 2 spinning dots and freezes at the windows logo screen. Turn off the PC and turn on ...
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Intercept and modify print jobs

I need to apply some modifications (mostly replace some text a la s/foo/bar/) to everything that gets printed from a specific Windows application. My guess is that most of the building blocks that can ...
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NTFS compressed folders: is it possible to tweak compression ratio?

As it seems, Windows compresses the NTFS compressed folders with the lowest compression ratio possible. While this maybe good for increasing speed and decreasing CPU load, for the files that are ...
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How to create Windows service with %computername% in command?

The command: sc create my-service binPath= "\\192.168.0.4\myshare\myfolder\myapp.exe --log \\192.168.0.4\myshare\myfolder\logs\%computername%.log" DisplayName= "My App" start= auto depend= ...
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Windows: Execute program as admin with current environment and with elevation [duplicate]

This question is different from Run as administrator from command line on Windows 8 and I wrote why: I want to run a program a) as a different user b) get elevated privileges (which is additionally ...
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How to identify one router amoung multiple routers with same name?

I use windows 7. WiFi is enabled in my office. There is a static IP and a port, that we need to configure in the LAN Settings, under internet options to connect to internet. When connecting to ...
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Access c:\“ my path ” in windows command prompt

I want to access a path in C drive when I open the command prompt I have c:\user\myname where is I want to access c:\ so that I can access any paht I want in C
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Exchange 2007 Recovery

I've been given the task of restoring all user mailboxes from a broken Small Business Server 2008 installation. The installation is a Hyper-V from another machine and all I have access to is the ...
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How can it be that when I am connected to wify network localhost requests use DNS?

When I am connected to local wi-fi networck requests like http://localhost:63342/prototype/index-3.html redirect me to some web page. When I turn wi-fi off it stips and works as normal (hosted on my ...
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Windows 7: can zoom continuously follow pointer?

Is it possible to make the fullscreen magnifier in Windows 7 follow the mouse continuously, instead of lurching when mouse gets to the edge of the screen?
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Using a .bat file to pull a string from a text file within a zip folder

So, please bear with me. This is only the second batch file I've ever written and my first post anywhere on StackExchange. I'm writing a batch file that tells a remote server to run HP Array ...
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How to convert to Hyper-V

These don't look to be VMWare images (vmdk). All my machines run Hyper-V. Is there a way I can convert this to a Hyper-V bootable disk. They are .vmx .vmxf .vmsd no .vmdk Also do not have VMWare ...
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Files in a (apparently) non-existent directory take disk space

TL;DR: Files exist and take space in a diretory that's nowhere to be found. So... I got a little problem here. This all is happening on Windows 8.1, I had no issues on my Win7 PC. Yesterday I ...
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Ubuntu can't mount windows share

I want to access by termin a Windows share so on my Ubuntu 14.04 system I executed the following command: sudo mount.cifs -o username=dana //192.168.1.4/Users /mnt/ After entering the sudo ...
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Open Powershell in ConEmu from context window

I would like to open Powershell inside ConEmu from Windows Explorer's context menu so that it contains the same directory as Windows Explorer. I know about the "Integration" settings, but I cannot ...
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Win8 Device Disconnect and reconnect

Greeting, I've hunted over Google, Bing, Yahoo, and i still can not find a solution. Affliction: I recently installed Win8.1 Pro onto a separate HDD from my Win7 Ult HDD, and everything went smooth. ...
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Win 8.1 new installation - existing raid mirrors failed to load

I have just installed windows 8.1 on my tower PC, from previously having Win 7. This was a fresh installation with the OS partition formatted prior to installing Win 8.1. My spec is: X58A-UD3R mobo ...
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Reformat Windows 8.1 after upgrading from Windows 7

I brought Windows 7 when I built my computer which I upgraded to 8, then 8.1. I want to reformat but am unsure if I am going to use my original product key from my windows 7 box or I would need to ...
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Computer won't recognize new hard drive

I have a 1TB external drive. It is actually an internal laptop drive I got out of my old HP Pavillion DV7 which I broke. I liked that computer so much I found the exact same model on eBay and bought ...
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Windows 8 system restore failing?

It appears that I cannot use Windows 8's system restore. The error I get has something to do with "Appxstaging", which I believe relates to Windows Apps. Now I remembered that I disabled User Access ...
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OEM Windows 7 key with downloaded ISO?

So i'm going to reinstall my Windows 7 but when i bought this PC it came with Windows 7 preinstalled and the product key is on a sticker on the PC's case. I have downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium ...
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How can I enable 'More Details', when a program crashes?

A few of the gameservers in the game Crysis Wars have been crashing recently, and I tracked the problem down to a certain server modification *.DLL file, which has a bug in it, thus causing a crash. ...
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functions keys not working

I'm using Dell Insprion series. F buttons doesn't work. If I click someone, It's works like as I clicked FN+button. for example; I want to refresh page in Chrome, don't do it. Which drive can I ...
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XAMPP - allow access over network?

I have XAMPP installed, as usual, on my C drive. I'd like another computer on the network to have write access to it. Must I move (i.e. reinstall) XAMPP to a shared folder, or is there anyway I can ...
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How to verify that a Windows 2008 server is correctly updating its time using an external NTP server?

After applying Microsoft Fix it 50395 from KB816042 and specifying ntp time servers "0.nl.pool.ntp.org,0x8 1.nl.pool.ntp.org,0x8" the registry ...
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How can I get IP/host using windows commandline?

nslooup something.com 127.0.0.1 nslooup 10.20.30.40 127.0.0.1 will send a query to 127.0.0.1 UDP 53. I want to use "127.0.0.1:545/UDP" as a DNS resolver. Is there any good commandline tool(Open ...