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How to get Windows Photo Gallery to store its thumbnails in a non-default place?

It looks like Windows Photo Gallery stores thumbnails for photos in this location: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Live Photo Gallery. Is it possible to force it to store it on ...
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Change location of Google Chrome notification message

Is there any way to change the location of Google Chrome notification message? It was used to display on the top-right edge of my screen. Suddenly it started to show the notifications always in the ...
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screen goes totally black after initial startup

Im running windows 8.1 64-bit and running amd dual graphics, my drivers just updated and the screen has just go totally black so i thought ok, ill start it up in safe mode......well seems i cant even ...
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Windows backup is unable to start error 0x80070057

I'm unable to start Windows backup. It failes with error: 0x80070057 Any solution for this ?
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Windows 7 repair install hangs on “Windows is starting”

I'm trying to repair my Windows 7 Ultimate and it freezes on last reboot after restoring my files on "Starting Windows" logo. How to resolve this ? Some logs: 2014-08-10 17:19:49, Info ...
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Which devices are (0F18, 0F12, 00BD) these IDs for? All share the same Vendor ID (8086), i.e. Intel

It is a Lenovo G50-70 Notebook PC. I reinstalled Windows 8.1 on it. The official website does not provide all the necessary drivers required for the Device Manager to calm down. Yellows still persist. ...
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How can I remove or deactivate the Windows system32/find.exe?

I am trying to make my Windows System as compatible with existing Makefiles as possible. One great step that is missing is replacing the windows "find" (which is the same as grep) with the GNU find ...
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Windows 7 repair installation on SSD creates huge pagefile making it unsuccessful

I have a system with 64 GB RAM with a bit corrupted Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 installation on a 128 GB SSD. Current free space is about 64 GB so about 50% of the drive capacity. I don't use pagefile at ...
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Where can I download windows vista legally?

I have lost my windows vista home premium disk, is there anywhere I can download an iso legally? The reason is because my HDD broke, I replaced it but, I can't find my vista disk to install the OS ...
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Higher resolution laptop compared to second monitor

I have a Yoga 2 Pro (13.3") that has a resolution capacity of 3200x1800. I've been wondering about getting a budget 27" monitor. These, of course, come in 1920x1080. I'm developing on it rather than ...
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Administrator user receive Access Denied and Need Permission

I want to move a file that is named resmon.exe from C:\Windows\System32 to D:\. While I logged with an Administrator user, but I can't move it and I receive something like Access-Denied! As you see ...
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Is update.vbe a malicious code?

I found the task "update.vbe" running in my task scheduler, when I checked it's located in "C:\Users\????\AppData\Roaming\origin" and is set to run on logon/ I did some digging and googling around, ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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My File Explorer *freezes* when loading a large amount of files at the same time

I have an samsung SSD evo 840 and a 4TB green WD hard drive. When I open my green wd hard drive which contains many files after few minutes the explorer crashes. I am still able to move my mouse and ...
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Glidepoint usb trackpad suddenly not working

I have this Adesso Glidepoint trackpad, which has worked flawlessly for a year. Then, about a week ago, over a couple days, it started acting flaky, then a blue screen of death, and now it doesn't ...
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Get notified when a program adds itself to autostart?

I would like to get notified when a program adds itself to the Startup / Autostart list, how can I accomplish that?
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PC to virtual machine [duplicate]

Currently I'm moving from old PC to new one. I have windows 7 installed. I'm planning throw away old PC, but before that I would like to have possibility to run old PC operating system just in case I ...
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Windows 8 Hardware Diagnostics

I have a new high spec. Windows 8 Pro work station that has now BSOD three times in 5 days due to NTFS problems. Is there a tool I can leave running after work that try to determine the root cause of ...
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Is it possible to download the OS from Microsoft for Windows 7 Professional 64-bit? [duplicate]

I need to replace the Operating System in an HP Elite book 6930p which has a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Operating System. I have heard I can download a full version of this OS for free from ...
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generate a list of devices installed in a PC through command line

I want to generate a complete list of devices and drivers installed in a PC which includes the serial number or id of the device through the command line driverquery /v /fo csv > drvlist.csv i ...
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Changing ALL System Fonts in Windows 7

I had a quick question about altering fonts in Windows 7 I was hoping someone could give me a hand with. I have a touch of OCD when it comes to consistency and am having trouble changing the system ...
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pretty flimsy gmail password protection [duplicate]

why won't GMAIL allow me to enter my password in the password field EACH TIME I log in? All the maintenance man in my apartment complex has to do when I'm gone is start my computer and click on the ...
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Win8.1 - when program restarts its not brought to top

I restart lots of my programs, and I always notice that after it launches back it is not focused. The window that got focus after closing the program, keeps focus even after the restarted program ...
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Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
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Use batch script to check if file is hidden

I'm writing a batch file that will unhide and run another batch file or, if the file is already unhidden, will run the batch file and hide it again. How do I check if a file is hidden?
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Customize Keyboard Volume Slider in Windows

My keyboard (the Das Keyboard 4 Professional) has a big red volume dial. At work this is completely useless to me, as I have no speakers, nor do I need to hear any sounds. Is there some way I can ...
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Surface Pro 3: Make Start Button bring Desktop

Is there a way to make the Start Button on my surface pro 3 bring up the Desktop instead of the start screen?
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Windows 7 - Collect Wireless Signal Strength via Command Line

I'd like to see the wireless signal strength (preferably, via dbm or %) in Windows 7 via command line. Here's what I've tried: 1) VBscript using MSNdis_80211_ReceivedSignalStrength (but only works ...
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issue with windows 7; gray screen at startup, explorer needs a restart every time

I recently installed Malwarebytes on my computer. Within 5 or so minutes, it picked up a file that is malware: after removing that with malwarebytes, my pc instantly restarted to a gray screen. I ...
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Receiving a 'Device Disconnect" chime and need to find the device

I am receiving a device disconnect chime about every 30 seconds. When I go to the device manager I can see the devices list updating coincident with the chime. Is there a way to determine which device ...
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Why does placing a Word document as input in a Web form launch the process WINWORD.EXE?

I have IE 11 on Win 7 — yes, I live dangerously. I have a Web form, like this. I click Browse... and I choose a Word document. I don't even send the form. The process WINWORD.EXE starts, and I get ...
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Math extension in mediawiki on windows

I plan to set up a wiki in the future, and I want to put some mathematical formulas in it. Currently I'm writing some of the more basic articles on the wiki (you know, to get a good start and to set ...
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How can I start a batch script before open some type of file?

I'm writing some custom lock file system for my company. I want to start my lock_engine.bat before open some type of file. for example here my bat: @ECHO OFF set FILENAME=%~nx1 echo. is locking ...
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Deleting all but latest revision of a file

So I have these massive lists of drawings that I've done for work and I'd like to be able to dump them all into one folder and run a batch that would delete all of the older revs and leave the highest ...
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Windows 8.1: The User Profile Service service failed to sign-in

I was using my computer this morning and everything was working normally, then I shut it down and I then after a while, I came back and booted up the computer and after typing in my password, the ...
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Why is there a difference in volume allocated on a hard drive in windows disk management compared to windowsfile explorer?

I have formatted a new 1 TB HDD as two partitions. One is 921600 GB (900 GB in Disk management) the other is the remaining 31.51 GB. But for some reason windows file explorer shows the 900 GB ...
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Ubuntu Crashed my Windows recovery

I have Windows 8.1 installed Laptop. I wanted to install Ubuntu on my laptop. So, Inserted ubuntu bootable pen drive. It initiated a dark red screen like this: and nothing happened for more two ...
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How to change the default `Using this proxyserver: 127.0.0.1:8888`?

How to change the default Using this proxyserver: 127.0.0.1:8888 instead of resetting it? c:\Temp>choco install notepadplusplus The default install location has been changed to ...
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Error 1719 error while installing JRE on windows 7

i want to install JRE on Windows 7(64 bit) but it gives me this error: Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed Why this happens? How can i fix it?
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Powershell Network Copy Script very slow

We have a main files server for a local office, I placed a ESXI host in one of our data centres, I used the recursive copy function to create a small powershell script, and scheduled this for 9pm. For ...
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What is the difference between copy and paste a file using command line terminal and GUI copy paste?

What is the difference between copy and paste a file using command line terminal and GUI copy paste ? Which one is fast ? I think both are same because of same program will execute in background . ...
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Pushing down a file to each Window user's home directory

have a question on how to push down a file into each window user's home directory. I am not a Windows expert. I believe this can be done using the GPO. Can you provide some examples on how to do this? ...
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How to schedule a task on secondary audio/video device connection/disconnection?

I want to schedule a windows task to run when a secondary output device (e.g., VGA monitor or HDMI A/V receiver is turned on or off) but I'm not sure which event should be used for this. I found ...
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Windows 8.0 unable to display FAT32 external hard disk in “Computer”

My Windows 8.0 is unable to display my external hard disk which has important files and works well on Mac. I know Windows uses the NTFS file system which is "more secure". I need to format it as ...
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Hide specific cover art in iTunes

Can I hide (without deleting it) the cover art for a specific album in iTunes?
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How to create a custom installation package?

I am a developer and sometime I need to work on new computer, I have to do setup various programming tools, like Visual Studio, gVim, Notepad++, setting up environment variables, etc. etc. Obviously, ...
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Batch rename all files in folder to uppercase

Is there a way to rename all files in a specific folder to uppercase? I found this code but it renames files to lowercase, can it be modified to change to uppercase instead? for /f "Tokens=*" %f in ...
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Installing Windows 8 error

MY laptop lenovo G580 came up with windows 8 pre installed. i accidentally deleted some files after that it got in issues. but luckily i made a backup of my windows in external hard drive. i didn't ...
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End process & End process tree

What is difference between End process and End process tree options in task manager? Is it the similar behavior?
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My RAMs shrunk with no apparent damage. 8gb to 4gb on both rams.

My computer recently started rebooting randomly, or whenever there's a bit of shock on the table. I thought probably one of the slots are loose. And I found on my OS that my 8 x 2 = 16GB RAM was ...