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How do I get rid of this Windows Installer error?

After upgrading Windows Installer version from 3.0 to 3.1 on Windows XP Pro SP2, and then installing SP3 for XP (which includes Windows Installer 4.5) I started having these errors. When I log on to ...
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Any harm in swapping SATA ports?

I have 3 disks in my desktop PC (Z77 Intel Ivy Bridge chipset with 2x SATA 6gb/s, 2x 3gb/s ports). Current disk / drive letter mapping: Drive C: | SSD Intel 530 Series | Main Windows 8 drive Drive ...
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How to make Spotify forget local files?

Spotify scanned my PC and network for music, so that if I wanted to play that song it could save the bandwidth and play it locally. But now that I'm trying to play a song that's no longer accessible ...
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Searching a PDF file: using “AND Operator”

I was registering to the fall semester, my university offers a pdf, you pick what courses you want to take and register in on the website I highlighted in yellow The subject (csc, computer ...
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Text indentation via Tab-key in the Windows Google Chrome browser without using extensions or a Numpad?

When trying to indent a block of text in an input textfield, for instance to emphasize Markdown code-blocks, the Tab key is already bound to a different action (switching to the next input element). ...
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Is there a way to remotely copy something from one shared folder to another shared folder without relaying through my system?

I have a remote Windows 7 host with several shared folders. \\foobox\shared1 = c:\FooFolder \\foobox\shared2 - d:\FooFolder If I connect to \\foobox via explorer on a remote windows system and try ...
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Windows 7 search doesn't find anything

The search bar feature in the Windows 7 Explorer doesn't work. When I'm in a folder with a file named "file.txt" and search for "file", it doesn't find anything. It never finds anything really. The ...
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Is it possible to monitor CPU Temperature with Windows Performance Monitor?

I would like to take a baseline of a system for CPU, CPU Temperature, Hard Drive Reads/Writes, Page File, and Memory. I did not see a counter for the CPU Temperature in the Windows 7 Performance ...
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Replace Windows' drive format tool with Rufus

I recently came across the Super User question How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? in my endeavour to find the easiest way to write the contents of an ISO image to a flash drive. However, ...
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NFS Mounts - Linux/Windows Permissions

I'm trying to mount a NFS-Share where I need specific permissions on the linux-site and a specific user on windows-site who is able to read AND write in this NFS-share. When I mount the share on ...
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How to automatically run an app as administrator and make its UI visible to non-admin users under Windows 8

I have found many examples of how to get apps to automatically start and run (without UAC prompting), but have not managed to find one that allows the app's UI to be visible to a non-admin account. ...
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How to auto refresh VLC media library?

Is there a way to set up the VLC media library so that when I add a file to the media library folder, the file will automatically be added to the media library without me having to touch VLC? In ...
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mplayer on windows loading input.conf

I have a copy of mplayer.exe for windows, version Sherpya-SVN-r30369-4.2.5. mplayer makes a directory mplayer within which is a single file, config. I have put options in here for video output and ...
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OpenVPN route all traffic except select local subnets

Seen several questions attempting to approach this question, but none of them are very helpful. I'd like something definitive that can assist others with this question, as it comes often and rarely ...
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WinRT C# SVN Client

I try to connect SVN repo from Surface. And I realized that there are no apps for this. I want to write some one, but it's too complex to write my own SVN lib. Are there some lib for WinRT ARM ...
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What happens if both OTF and TTF version of the same font are installed?

Windows (7) allows for simultaneous installation of the same font in different formats. cmd shows that both .otf and .ttf files are present in C:\Windows\Fonts, but are they ever used? Or does the ...
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How to add “Read & execute” permission in Windows 7 for file on Samba drive

From a C program I would like to add "Read & execute" permission in Windows 7 for a file on a Samba drive. The "icacls" program is used in example below, but a C library call could also be a ...
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Dual Boot with Windows: Enable numlock

After I installed Ubuntu along with Windows, in both OS's I had to manually enable numlock (despite having enabled a setting for this in the BIOS I believe). Is there a way to enable numlock?
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C:\ hidden but can still be accessed via a shortcut

I currently have C: hidden through an Active Directory group policy. The students have worked out that they can bring a short cut of their C: from home and when they run it they can see and access ...
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Automated git pull on Windows 8 as system

I have installed msysgit for windows 8. I am attempting to automate a git pull every 5 minutes. I am using scheduled tasks to run a script I wrote. The schedule task's action is: powershell ...
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How to know what Task is Taskeng running?

I've notice a couple of taskeng.exe instances running on my PC today. I know that these runs tasks scheduled in the task manager. Question is: How to know, at run time, which specific task is running ...
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Indicate in Windows which video files have been viewed

A rather specific problem... I watch video's using VLC. (I've found Windows Media Player and XBMC too cumbersome.) We are always trying to find which was the latest show in a series that we last ...
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32-bit .DLL registers on install (Win7 64-bit), but not regsvr32

I have a 32-bit application, that uses a VC++ 6 developed 32-bit .DLL (deployed as Win32UMinDependency) that I can't register on a Windows 7/8 64-bit machine. Along with the application are ...
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Windows CHM file only displays images for Administrator

I installed some software on my Windows 2000 machine. The software has a user manual in .CHM format. When I view the manual while logged in as Administrator, everything looks fine. The manual has ...
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Route traffic selectively through OpenVPN as a SOCKS proxy

Is it possible to convert OpenVPN traffic into a SOCKS proxy locally, so that applications can use the VPN only when needed by connecting to the SOCKS proxy? I'm aiming for something like Underleech ...
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ROBOCOPY /MIR (or /PURGE) follows and deletes target symlinks

Let's say we have a folder SOURCEDIR to be synchronized with TARGETDIR. The problem: if TARGETDIR contains directory symlinks, ROBOCOPY /MIR (or /PURGE) will follow the symlink, and delete every file ...
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BSOD - “replacing invalid security ID with default security ID” - Cannot boot to windows, black screen

I was working away on my computer when it suddenly blue screened. It's maybe done that once many months ago. Upon Reboot it began running checkdisk, moving orphaned files and then it got to this ...
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Windows cache and temp on RAM disk

I have 16 GB of memory and have just started to experiment with having a 1 GB RAMdisk. Currently, I only have the browser cache there, but I am thinking of moving the Windows7 cache and temp ...
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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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How do I find what runs when when returning from Windows 'secure' screen mode?

I have recently installed Windows 7 and still trying to learn how it works. The strange behavior is this: I set up the display for dual monitors and that works just fine. Later, when I get the ...
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What is Event ID 33: SpellChecker in Windows 7 and 8 about?

On newly installed Windows machines (Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7) I've seen event id 33 regularly appearing in the event viewer with this message: Failed to add hardcoded change pair "aids -> aids" ...
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msys-1.0's dd on windows

msys-1.0 (MinGW) has an implementation of dd usable on windows (dd.exe) but windows does not have file representations of drives to use with dd. Or does it? Afaik dd operates on files. Is there a way ...
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Is it possible to create an instance of windows that has the limited amount of files needed to run

I have been experimenting with virtual machines and I am trying to figure out if their is a way to create a limited instance of Windows from your own version you are running? An example would be that ...
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Printing pages to different feeds (pdf) WINDOWS

We are currently sending out letters that print: Letter on letter-head (customized for recipient) Instructions on regular paper (customized for recipient) These letters are all sent automatically ...
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Windows Command line way to get network usage of a process

I would like to get the network usage (in bytes or KB) of a specified process through the Windows command line (I'm using Windows 7). Also if its possible to get a list of all running processes with ...
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Imagemagick batch converting memory overload

I must to convert about billion of images from jp2 to jpg... I create such .bat for /d %%d in (*) do ( for %%f in ("%%~d\*.jp2") do ( convert -limit memory 0 -limit map 0 "%%~ff" -quality 25 ...
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What do graphic engines mean in Process Explorer v15?

I have installed a new version of Process Explorer v15.3 and it has a new tab GPU.It is very useful, but I cant't understand what means feature called Engines. On my Radeon Mobility HD 5470 1 Gb it ...
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Can't write to samba share as a group member in Windows

I have a desktop running Ubuntu Server 12.04 with samba installed to share files to multiple Windows computers in the house. I have a folder /test which has it's permissions set like so: drwxrwsrwx ...
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Can't modify user permissions on a folder

I am trying to give another user write access to a network folder on Windows. When I try to make any changes to the folder permissions, I get an error message: An error occurred while applying ...
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Running nano WinSSHD and Putty

I have following setup; Windows 7 running WinSSHD GitBash (WinSSHD launches this as console when connected) Nano 2.2.6 WIN32 version Remote Windows with Putty connected via ssh to above server ...
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Running JACK with Traktor Audio 2 soundcard (WIN8)

I want to send audio from the Dj-Software Traktor 2.6 to the DAW Ableton Live 8.2.2 and output it's master through my soundcard . As an audio interface I'm using Native Instrument Traktor Audio 2. For ...
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sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboard or changing SATA mode

This is my first post here and was looking for a possible solution to my question. I have been using sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboards, or switching SATA mode operations from IDE - AHCI ...
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On demand keyboard focus indicator for all monitors?

Is there a way in Windows to indicate on all displays which window|process has the keyboard focus, only on demand by a keyboard shortcut? (For example with a bigger and centered visual indicator (per ...
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Adobe Flash: Getting the Alt-Ctrl behaviour back to normal

When typing, many of the special characters I type are with Ctrl-Alt. Ctrl-Alt-0 is ], for example. Those are characters essential when writing code. But this term, at school, we're learning to ...
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Cannot login after resuming from sleep

I am using Windows 8 64bit. My computer is Toshiba R830. I have found that when I make the computer sleep and resume from sleep, I cannot login using the password. Having resumed from sleep, at the ...
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'All Programs' Shortcuts are missing

Using Windows 7, when I go to Start -> All Programs I can see the full structure and all of the shortcuts, but when I click on one, nothing happens. I navigated to: ...
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NFS Share in Windows - Drives mapped as folders

I am relatively new to Linux (Ubuntu Server 12.0.4.1), but I am learning quickly. I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 file server set up (not ready yet to change that to Linux, but have plans). The ...
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Keyboard not working in boot menu

I am using an Asus P8Z68-M Pro motherboard and a PS/2 Keyboard. My keyboard does not work in boot menus like when I'm selecting an OS and when selecting which kind of Windows safe mode to use. The ...
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set static Network settings, enable a wifi adapter

Here is my scenario, I have a computer with a LAN Connection and a WiFi Connection, running Windows XP Pro. I have a local network router (WRVS4400Nv2 from Cisco) with Wireless access and a separate ...
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How do I enumerate all the TDI drivers installed on a Windows system?

I suspect that a TDI filter driver is causing network issues on a Windows 2008 R2 system. How do I enumerate all TDI filter drivers installed, so that I can look for the suspect TDI filter driver and ...