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When drive mapped on a windows machine from remotely by using “net use” command, shows unavailable status

I am trying to map a share directory on remote windows machine by executing "net use" command with admin credentials, however the directory is getting mapped and showing status as unavailable. ...
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How to make Windows 10 BSOD show more details like older versions of Windows

I would like to know if there's any way to make Windows 10 show more details when crashing like windows 7 did. And on this link to Microsoft developer net how to attach a debugger if it's possible ...
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Can I use graphic drivers inside my VirtualBox?

I’m currently using CAD programs like Inventor, or AutoCAD and it doesnt certify my generic VirtualBox graphic card. Can I install normal drivers for it in my VirtualBox so my Windows can benefit from ...
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Find cause of unkillable process?

Many times before has it been asked how to kill an unkillable process http://stackoverflow.com/questions/49988/really-killing-a-process-in-windows Unkillable process problem Unkillable process I ...
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Optimizing Windows 7 to be a Host Only machine?

For work purposes, Windows 7 must be my operating system—so I'll be doing 95% of my work via VirtualBox (I use Windows for like... PowerPoint). I've disabled Aero and the SuperFetch service. I ...
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How to low level format a windows 7 hard drive in recovery/installation mode?

What the safest way is to low level format my hard drive in my Desktop Vostro 200 Dell Windows 7 computer? It' wont load the hard drive and I was told to low level format it. It can only start the ...
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I think I broke my PC Grub Rescue

I accidentally removed the Ubuntu partition I had on my PC and when I restarted I was prompted with Grub rescue I've tried to find the partition and to set root and prefix but each time I do ls ...
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Opening a SITX file on Windows 10

This question bears some similarity to .sitx File --- 7zip can't open it, what can? - however, that was answered six years ago and I don't know if the response is still accurate in 2016. SITX is ...
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Unable to delete / move file from HDD

Not a duplicate. I'm only adding this after trying out everything in other questions I recently copied a folder from a friend onto my HDD, and I'm now unable to delete the folder. ( No error message ...
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How i exclude from deletion some files inside a FOR /D %%G (“folder”) do erase “%%G\folder2\folder3\*.*” [duplicate]

I made this line for /D %%G in ("%SystemDrive%\Users\*") do erase /F /S /Q "%%G\AppData\Local\Temp\*.*" how i can make it so "file.exe" is not deleted on this command or is there a better way to ...
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How to Create Local Windows Desktop Service Accounts?

Question: In Windows Home / Professional, (Windows 10), what is the recommended way to create a Local Service Account? Is there any documentation for this? (Powershell, GUI, etc). Clarification: ...
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Keyboard media keys force assigned to Grove Music (Windows 10 and Logitech K400 Plus)

My keyboard's media keys recognize Grove Music as standard media player and I can't change it. I'am using "Logitech Options" manager, because "SetPoint" manager not compatible with this keyboard. I ...
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Is the DTC enabled by default in Windows?

I have been reading the documentation provided by Microsoft regarding the Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC). But I am not able to determine whether the DTC service is enabled by default - I ...
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How do I increase the number of items on a jump list in Windows 10?

How can I increase the maximum number of items that appear on a Windows 10 jump list, and is there any way to set separate maximums for recent and pinned items? I use Remote Desktop to connect to ...
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Chrome is not running in background after closing

Currently I am using windows 10. Usually chrome kept running in back ground so whenever I hit chrome it starts instantaneously and there was a chrome icon on the notification panel even after closing ...
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Not able to boot Debian arm64 on Windows using Qemu

I am running a Windows machine and I want to emulate a Debian OS with arm64 architecture. I downloaded an ISO file to setup a fresh VM. I used the following command: qemu-system-arm.exe -cdrom ...
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How can I automatically import a certificate to a Windows GPO?

I'm looking for a way to import a root certificate into a specific active directory group policy object. I've tried certutil -dspublish but that would only publish it to a global AD store. How can I ...
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Set path variable and run command

I'm trying to do such task: Setup git in path environment Run bower I want to do that as single command: cmd.exe /c "set PATH=%PATH%;c:\git && bower.cmd" Unfortunately it doesn't work. ...
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How can I tell if my batch file is running?

I have a batch script which is run from an AT command, and may get run more than once. When it starts, I need it to detect if it already running, and if so, exit (the second one) immediately. It ...
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How to create a custom debian iso file from Windows step-by-step?

I'm using a Windows machine as a personal PC and I would like to know how could I customize a CentOS 6.7 iso file. In general, what I'd like to have on that specific CentOS is: a .tar archive some ...
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How can I retrieve the status of a scheduled task using schtasks?

When I run this: schtasks.exe /query /tn "GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA" I get this: Folder: \ TaskName Next Run Time Status ...
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Windows Explorer AQS: Search for songs less than a specific amount of seconds

I am trying to use Windows Explorer's Advanced Query Syntax to search for song files in a folder that are less than 10 seconds long. I tried the following statement, but it returns everything. ...
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Running a command as an administrator with Runas.exe [duplicate]

I've read several threads about using the runas.exe command to start an elevated process. However, when I type try to use the command runas.exe /user:BruceWayne\Administrator cmd.exe, the Command ...
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Windows 10 notification turns white but there is no notification

My windows 10 notification icon on the bottom right of my screen keeps turning white so I click on it to see the notification and there's nothing, no notification. It immediately turns black after I ...
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Chrome download error “Failed - System busy” when downloading into a Dropbox folder

When downloading a file into a Dropbox folder using Google Chrome on Windows, I often get the download error "Failed - System busy". How can I prevent it? Such issues do not appear when downloading ...
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Command prompt “emulator” not searching PATH

I've made a cmd file to run at the school computers for things like Remote Desktop, instead of creating a new file just to type mstsc. The school computers do not allow you to open the command prompt, ...
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svchost keeps changing publisher to empty value and back

My svchost.exe keeps changing it's application publisher from 'Microsoft Windows' to an empty value and back in 2 seconds. The path of svchost.exe doing this is 'c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe'. I ...
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Version information in DLL or EXE

This Stackoverflow question shows how to modify version information in some classes of binary files, like DLLs. I often rely on the version information as one metric (amongst many) for peace of mind ...
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Slow searching OSX Server from Windows machines

Our graphics/media/photo files archived onto share points on Xserve. Photographer's macs are to be replaced by Windows PCs. Initial test with PC suggests that we can access share points and files ...
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User account control in windows7?

It's annoying when I get a popup message saying "do you want the following program to make changes to your computer" for every application I run on my windows. Is there anyway to change or disable ...
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How to disable a windows schedule task in Windows 10 using the utility schtasks?

How can I disable a schedule task in Windows 10? They suggested me to use /disable but apparently and that option is already gone in Windows 10 and was available in the previous versions of Windows. ...
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How to share folder from VM (Debian) to my main OS

I want to be able to do this with in a VM: Share folder and it's subfolders and files on Debian (e.g /home/user-name/dev/) Be able to mount this to my main Windows machine so that I can load files ...
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How to minimize a text editor and still be able to type

I want to make notes while watching a video in fullscreen , I don't want to split the screens. What I want is that I should be able to type in the contents of the text editior while still viewing the ...
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Using several webcams at the same time on Windows

I am often streaming and commenting games. Last summer I was streaming the french Magic the Gathering nationals. And for that I wanted to have many webcams at the same time. It didn't work as I ...
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How can I find the IP address of a mapped Network drive in Windows 10?

How can I find the IP address of a mapped Network drive in Windows 10?
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Changing Windows 8/8.1 Install Date

Please can someone point me to the registry key that the Original Install Date when you run systeminfo is stored? Thanks
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Use winexe and powershell to configure some service on a Windows

I'm making a script to configure SNMP on a Windows. This script had to be launched from a Centos OS. I'm quite a zero in Windows scripting so i found a PSscript on the Internet : ...
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Windows 10 blinking and switching the active windows

I have a problem with Windows 10 it is happening a few weeks after installation date. Here is my screen capture on that problem http://sendvid.com/nbrvn44w It is seams to be common problem ...
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SFTP server for Windows with its own users and folders?

anyone knows if there's a SFTP server for Windows, with these features? 1. sftp users db is separate from windows users (preferably a simple text file with user/password pairs or some kind of db with ...
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WIN Task Scheduler - Wait before shutdown

I have a laptop which performs a task scheduled by Windows task scheduler every 30 min. It is running in the background in the "hidden" mode. It takes about 2-3 min for task to finish. If I then ...
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How can I change %SystemRoot% directory?

I just installed two different versions of Windows on my laptop, Windows 7 on the C:\ drive and Windows 10 on the D:\ drive. Now I have a problem. In Windows 10 when I go to the Environment Variables ...
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Windows 10 Powershell - get-smbserverconfiguration - returns this even though I'm not connected to any servers

I am running a new (not upgrade) installation of Windows 10 Home on a desktop at home. This is my personal computer on an AT&T U-Verse connection that I pay for. When I execute the Powershell ...
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“”the data drive specified is not set to automatically unlock on the current computer and cannot be unlocked automatically"

When I put in the correct password to my encrypted drive and ticking unlock automatically, it comes up with "The operating system drive must be protected by bitlocker to automatically unlock a fixed ...
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Why do later versions of Windows continue to use shortcut files instead of symbolic links?

Windows XP and later support symbolic links. Yet, Windows continues to use shortcut files (which essentially store the location of the linked file as text). Why?
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My windows 8.1 launches into a black screen on my late 2015 mac book pro 13"

Unlike other questions I've seen, windows 8 was previously working. I had no issues installing using bootcamp. I had been using windows for about a week and now whenever I try and launch it, my ...
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can you start a program at windows startup using bat file and send it file path

can a bat file or vbs file take an argument (a path to an exe file) then create a shortcut to that file and place in the startup folder or add a registry entry to run that exe at windows startup but ...
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Clean Install versus Update on a brand new machine

I just got a new Dell desktop at work and they messed up at the factory. I ordered Windows 10 Professional but it was delivered with Windows 7 Professional. The IT personnel just upgraded to Windows ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - run a task once a day at log on

I am trying to set up a schedule task to run an exe exactly once a day. I have tried the following: Trigger daily 4:00AM, "run task as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed" This ...
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Is it possible to install software once and it is usable in multiple Windows in different partitions?

Say if my HDD has three partitions, two of these three partitions have been installed with Windows 7 and 10, and there is one parition left for sharing photos between the two Windows. Say if I want ...
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How do I successfully network computers together using Windows HomeGroup?

I am trying to network a normal USB printer so that all computers on my network can print from it, but no computer on my network can see my HomeGroup... I have a router connected to a switch, which ...