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VMWare VM as router for windows host

Goal - use virtual machine as router/firewall for host VM is running on. I created VMWare VM and installed pfSense. Configured two network adapters for WAN (bridged, VMNet0) and LAN (host-only, ...
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Host hacks when no access to hosts file

I would like to test website where public DNS name is not changed yet. In order to to do that I need to change hosts file on the workstation but the domain security policy prevents me to do so. Is ...
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Thunderbird: Don't show incoming mail notification for filtered emails

I use filters to redirect some emails to separate folders, different from my Inbox. Currently, Thunderbird shows a notification for any email message I receive: I want it to show only ...
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Windows 8 Login configuration

I have a requirement where I use a smart card to login in Windows 8. (In windows-7, as was mentioned in SO answers, I know that I can configure smart-card login.) Or where do I see the ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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How do I install the Infinity Headset drivers in Windows XP?

I've recently purchased an Infinity Headset (bluetooth), but my PC doesn't recognise it. Does it need some specific drivers?
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How to change license file permanently using lmutil (FlexLM) on Windows

I can change the license file using GUI utility LMTools on Windows and the change becomes permanent after that. How can I achieve the same using the commandline utility lmutil? I want to be able to ...
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Slow down or rate-limit USB traffic on Windows

I'm doing maintenance work on an application that communicates with a custom human input device over USB. The application had a bug (now fixed) that caused intermittent issues when data arrived from ...
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TrueCrypt: Encrypt Dual-Boot System Using 2 Separate Hard Drives

I know Google points to many different guides, tutorials and explanations regarding different variations and setups for encrypting multi-boot systems, but (quite surprisingly) I haven't found one ...
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Bogus Chrome Installer?

Just a few days ago I tried to download Chrome (using IE 11) to a new Windows 7 system. I examined the certificate for the Chrome installer (clicking on the highlighted Google Inc. next to ...
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How do I use a URL path instead of a file path in an Open File dialog in Mac OSX or ChromiumOS?

In Windows 7 (and perhaps earlier), the default "Open File" dialog box allows you to type a full URL into the "File name" section as if it were a file path, e.g. "http://www.example.com/pic.gif" ...
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High memory usage with Windows 8.1

Since I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I'm experiencing a frustrating issue with memory. My pc has 32 gb that end up all used by a ghost process. If I look into the task manager I cannot see any process ...
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Windows 8.1 start screen backgrounds DLL File

Where are the start screen backgrounds located in Windows 8.1 ? They used to be in imageres.dll on Windows 8. But now that Windows 8.1 has animated backgrounds, I can't seem to find them anywhere.
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Chrome ignores some imported certificates

On Windows 7 with Chrome 30. I have a few websites running on localhost over SSL. Visiting them always displays the standard "The site's security certificate is not trusted!" message from Chrome. I ...
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Corrupted Windows 8 MBR, recovery disk's repair tools fail

I'm using Windows 8 64 bit on an ASUS N56 Laptop. I was attempting to upgrade to Windows 8.1 and the installation was interrupted. Attempted System Restore, which didn't work. Long story short, I ...
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Window 7 does not have games listed in the add feature section

Windows 7 pro - I would like to activate games but games is not listed in the turn on & off features window. How do I add the games?
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Share Windows PPPOE connection with Linux

I have a windows computer connected wirelessly to router and connected to Raspberry Pi (Raspbian Linux) with LAN cable. I need to connect to PPPOE connection and enter my credentials to connect to ...
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How do I use an animated GIF image for the Windows 8.1 lock screen?

I know how to set an image file (.gif format in this case) on Windows 8.1 lock screen, but by some reason the image is shown as "static" instead of "animated". How do I use an animated GIF as a lock ...
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Will a Linux NTP server with an upstream Windows time source have any less jitter?

For my infrastructure we have a platform which cannot synchronize over NTP to a W32time service due to too much jitter from the Windows time source. So my question is, if we have a W32time source ...
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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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How to backup Linux VPS from Windows via ssh/rsync?

There are a Linux VPS with my hobby projects and my home computer with Windows 7. Windows client is located behind provider's NAT with dynamic IP. VPS server is only accessible with ssh. Is there any ...
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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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VirtualBox Guest Additions do not turn on shared clipboard and mouse

I have Windows 7 host with several Debian 7.1 guests installed via VirtualBox 4.2.14. I dont have X Window, or some other GUI addon on my Debian. I have installed VirtualBoxGuestAdditions with option ...
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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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What does java.exe do in Windows\System32

I found that java.exe file is located in Windows\System32 directory and has precedence over my selected java in Program Files directory (due to PATH components order). I have tried deleting this ...
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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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How can I edit unusual clipboard content?

I'd like to edit application specific clipboard content, with an application specific format. There are clipboard managers that let me edit the plain text content, but I'd like to access clipboard ...
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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 ...