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Why do I have multiple media servers on windows server 2012?

Background I have recently installed Windows Server Essentials Media Pack to enable media streaming via my home network. I'm using Windows Server 2012 R2. However I now have 3 media servers on my ...
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How to determine process for unclickable floating window?

Somehow I got a window which I can't close. It's unclickable, floats above other windows and I don't know which process it belongs to. Using Process Explorer's crosshair tool does not help, because ...
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Is it possible to create a 2nd “Favorites” group in the windows navigation pane?

Right now Windows (7,8) allows you to show a "Favorites" group, where you can add links to various folders, regardless of where they actually reside. Is it possible to create a 2nd group? My ...
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Monitor SSD read/write activity on Windows

I read on http://www.outsidethebox.ms/why-windows-8-defragments-your-ssd-and-how-you-can-avoid-this/ that windows scheduled defragmentation may accidentally defragment the SSD drives because of a ...
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Computer turns off unexpectedly (new battery)

Recently I purchased a new battery online from newegg. Upon using it I noticed some strange symptoms: -Computer randomly turns off before battery is anywhere near low level -Once the computer ...
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GPU underclock itself when full load and overclock itself when empty load

Here is a screenshot of GPU-Z, take a look at GPU Core Clock and GPU Load. I think this might have something to do with recent windows update, but I checked the update history, there's nothing ...
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Is it bad to create symbolic links from appdata and programfiles in windows 8.1?

I have a ssd, and the space is running low, so i'd like to create a symlink from C:\Program Files, C:\Program Files (x86) and C:\Users\Gabriel\AppData to D:\Program Files, D:\Program Files (x86) and ...
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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on Microsoft Surface Pro 3? I would like to buy it but I don't like Windows 8 (and later versions).
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Sound stutters with itunes when chrome is open

When I listen to music with itunes and browse the web with chrome. The sound crackles constantly. When chrome is closed the sound is just fine. I have Windows 8. I'm actualy a mac user so I have no ...
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creating another partition out of the free space available in my existing primary partition

Presently I have partitioned my hard disk into 3 primary partition and one extended in my Windows 8.1 machine. I have some free space in one of the primary partition (C:). I want to use that free ...
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Hiding usb drive

Is there any way to hide an usb drive STRAIGHT after you plug it in? Without the windows telling you there's new drive attached, but: Without modifying the registry Without touching device ...
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Windows Firewall log is empty. Why?

How to make something go to the Windows Firewall Connection Security log? Currently it is empty:
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Unable to edit windows features on windows 8.1

I have tried to disable windows media players through the " Turn windows features off or on " option. However, after I unchecked the windows media player option and click OK, this error always ...
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How do I find out which program and process ID accesses a given IP address in Windows?

Is it possible to catch, which program is accessing a specific IP address? I found my computer is flooding and wish to check addresses one by one. May be it is possible to set up some audit for ...
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Facing issues while opening an application via Command Prompt

I have an application that would test the HDD performance for me. When I open the application for first time it would ask for Initial setup and I would setup the configurations and save it. Whenever I ...
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System freeze, Disk 100%, Windows 8.1

My 2 week old HP desktop has an issue of sporadic, frequent, and rather annoying '100% disk usage'. It shows in the 'Disk' column (Processes tab) in Task Manager. Needless to say this freezes all the ...
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How to know if a company uses User Logon Name Pre-windows 2000 (SamAccount) or the new User Logon name , to authenticate their users

If users login to their windows machines by entering the following on the Windows login screen: Domainname\username Password Does this mean that the company uses the User Logon Name format ...
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Printer “Windows Update” - Why always so slow?

In every version of Windows I've tested, when you click the "Update Windows" button, before adding a printer, it is always so slow to complete updating. Even if you have top-notch hardware and a super ...
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WISPTIS.EXE - bad image

Every time I launch Camtasia 8 I get this windows error message that says "C:\Windows\System32\d3d9.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program ...
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Windows 8.1 sometimes does not recognize USB 2.0 connection on the front port

Windows 8.1 sometimes does not recognize the front USB 2.0 port on my machine. Any device that is connected to the front port are not even turning it’s light on. My mouse and keyboard work well and ...
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Trying to use Skype to sing for a pianist in his headphones--piano is drowning me out so much, I'm effectively muted

I'm the singer, and on Windows 8.1, using Skype Desktop. The pianist tried using Skype both on his iPad and laptop (Windows 7). We both have to hear each other in our headphones. I hear his piano ...
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A way to burn a multiple windows

I want to ask if it is possible to burn multiple different windows in one DVD example a windows 7 and windows 8.1 in the same DVD Thanks.
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How do I delete a windows 8 recovery partition that won't delete through command prompt

I need to delete that nasty recovery image partition which is taking up my space as I moved my windows and recovery drive to different hard disk It won't delete (when I right click it says nothing ...
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Windows 10 Technical Preview: running custom commands

I have recently installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview and like using unix in my terminal. When I had Windows 8 I used a very lightweight application called gow that installed a few unix commands ...
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How can one copy a directory tree from one drive to another, replicating any junction points, under Windows?

I have an NTFS drive that I want to copy a whole directory tree, which has a few junctions throughout it, but preserve the junctions so that they point to the same relative places on the new drive ...
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How to systematically load up Windows with malware and viruses? [closed]

I would like to test various tools for efficacy in infection removal and obviously would like to do so on a virtual machine. Are there any options or tools available for loading various infections ...
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Windows 7/8 - Kiosk - Isolation

I've built a custom kiosk application in .Net that has shortcuts to specific URL's in Chrome, Volume Control, etc.. It's working great and we are using a user GPO "Custom User Interface" to replace ...
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SD card not mounting [duplicate]

A friend got his SD card wiped by his phone (galaxy S5). I'm trying to recover his data for him. I need to mount the SD card either on windows or Mac Yosemite. Hope you guys can help me :) Android: ...
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Wi-fi button disabled (grayed out) on Windows 8

I was fixing my computer, and after I put everything back together, I notice that the Wi-fi button was disabled and grayed out (I could not toggle the button in any way) on Windows. I was reading in ...
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Font rendering on Blink Engine browsers

I have an issue with browser's font look very clunky, this exists on all browser use Blink engine, so far : Opera 22, Chrome, Vivaldi. I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. Any pointers on this problem ? ...
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Windows are acting as if they are “always on top”

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 (Verssion 6.3, Build 9600). Starting yesterday and ever since (despite restarts and so on), my windows have been almost-constantly behaving as if they are set to "always on ...
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How do I stop Windows from flooding smartcard with APDUs

Whenever I put a smartcard in/on my smartcard reader Windows (7 Prof, x64) immediately starts flooding it with APDUs possibly trying to identify the type of the card (SELECT and READ_DATA commands). ...
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How to drop whole tables in a database using batch script ( Windows)

I would like to know how to drop the whole tables in mysql database using batch script. I've already searched on how to do this in linux and this is what i've found: mysqldump -u$User -p$Pass ...
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Is it possible to use one Windows computer as a display/storage for another Windows computer? [closed]

For my work, I have two Windows 7 laptops (both are Lenovo T440p). I would like to use one as an external monitor for the second. I know I can use Synergy to share my keyboard/mouse on both, but it ...
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Shrinking a partition in windows 7

im trying to shrink my C: drive to make another partition where im planning to install Debian. When im trying to shrink the partition, it says: Size of available shrink space in MB = 0 Is there ...
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Right Click and many windows explorer functions not working on my Desktop and folders

I have upgraded to Windows 10 Technical Preview latest build few days back and Its working fine. But Since Yesterday, Right click on my desktop and inside folder is not working. And when I right click ...
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How to kill a specific java process by application name

Usual taskkill /im "java.exe" will kill all java processes in the list. I however, want to kill a specific one. The problem is to identify the right process as there are multiple java.exe processes ...
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Mouse not usable on specific USB port (Windows and Linux)

This is an operating system-agnostic issue, but I have logs from Ubuntu 14.10. I have this USB wireless mouse: It is not usable through the USB port shown on this laptop: The mouse works on the ...
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Static IP not working on Windows

I'm working with 2 machines, one running Ubuntu 14.04 and the other running Windows 7. The IT team has assigned me several IP addresses (xxx.xx.79.20 to xxx.xx.79.24) and I am trying to set static IP ...
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Windows getting stuck on top in Windows 8.1

I'm noticing an issue where windows will get pinned on top of another in 8.1. This happens completely randomly. I'll bring up a second application, and it won't appear until I actually minimize my ...
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Why does system32 have so many different folder names called Driver?

When booting in safe mode the computer will list a bunch of system files it is running, yet the system files are located in differently named Driver folders in System32. So names of these I saw were: ...
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Suspicious Group Policy Behaviour

I am running Windows 8.1 x64. I should start by stating that I am not part of a domain and that computer is only used by myself. I have two accounts on the machine. My standard user account which is ...
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Multiple search terms and opening multiple files together?

Can anyone think of a way to do multiple file searches for files in a specific folder/sub-folder path, but have the results all kept on a single list? I'd like this so that once the files have been ...
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system_thread_exception_not_handled (chdrt64.sys)

I am trying to install windows 7 on my laptop instead of windows8. My pc doesn't recognise my cd driver in order to boot from the win7 ISO file. So, I opened DriverPackSolution in orde to update my ...
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GPG truncating lines

I'm attempting to send a signed file to a recipient. When they received the file, they noticed that some of the lines had been truncated to 80 characters. If I look at the original file, it looks ...
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How to recover a file replaced by another file with the same name and size [closed]

A small file has been replaced by another file which has exactly the same name and size. I want to know if the original file can be recovered. NOTE: Windows operating system.
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The folder C:\users has suddenly gone

I am using Windows 8. By using the file browser (or command line) I was able to view the list of files under c:\users\. I then tried to change to settings to be able to see hidden files so in the ...
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strange AppData directory\file will not delete

On a roaming profile network, a user has a strange directory\file that will not delete: C:\Users\Manager1\AppData\OICE_15_974FA576_32C1D314_1A3\130544A4. In Windows Explorer: "Could not find this ...
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Cygwin from Windows very slow/ laggy

Suddenly all Cygwin commands I start from the Windows command line have a ~10-20 second lag before they execute. So that Cygwin becomes totally unusable, I already tried to reinstall without success. ...
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Windows 8.1: some settings lost after restart

I'm not sure when it started, perhaps after installing one of the updates, but now I have the following issue on my laptop with Windows 8.1: Every time I restart my PC, some settings get lost. For ...