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Windows keeps mounting network share on reboot

We have a laboratory instrument running Windows Embedded Standard (not sure if it should have been tagged windows-embedded-7 or windows-embedded-2009 since the Windows edition is described only as ...
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“Copy to File…” button is disabled in certificate dialog

In the certificate details dialog, the button to save it is disabled. Why is that? I remember it working before. What I did was: open a new window of IE (best to close all others first) to visit a ...
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Is PSPING Capped when running under a Custom Windows Shell?

My problem is that I am having low network ping rate issues that only occur when my device boots to a custom shell in Windows. The device is a kiosk style system running Windows Embedded Standard 7. ...
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After shutting down windows, grub boots to command line interface

I have a dual-boot setup on my Asus Laptop. I have an SSD which holds my Windows 10 and an HDD which holds my Linux Ubuntu and a partition for data for windows. My laptop also uses UEFI. When i boot ...
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Network Drive not Shown

I have one computer which does not show one of my network drives . I have to reboot it or use the command gpupdate/force . Any idea why this is happening . Regards
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How to : Run an App WITHOUT a taskbar button ?

In the MS Windows GUI - say Win XP for definiteness, I want a GUI app to run WITHOUT a taskbar button-icon (while its main window is not minimized). Is there a 3-rd party "tweaker" or combination of ...
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Telnet on Windows 10

I'm attempting to play around with telnet but it has the ugliest usability I've ever seen. The problem is described here as an answer, stating: It actually isn't hanging; it's just that, for some ...
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Windows 10 - Assigning already used drive letters to new drives

As mentioned in the title, I stepped into an issue on Windows 10, where system is assigning already used drive letters to new usb and sd card drives, which makes the previous drive inaccessible. I ...
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rsync-like encrypted synchronization solution

I'm looking for a open source (or at least trusted free) solution which would allow me to make file synchronization on 5 devices together (running different version of Windows & Linux). However, ...
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Unlock Windows From OSX Terminal

What I am trying to achieve is to have a fully automated boot and login script to remotely start up and log in to my windows gaming host for steam in home streaming. So far I have installed wakeonlan ...
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Run Windows application in the cloud

I have an (end-user-oriented) application I'd like to run, that only runs on Windows. I don't own a Windows machine and don't really want to buy a license for Windows just so I can run it in a VM. ...
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Is it possible to activate a Windows 10 Pro virtual machine on the same keyed host?

I've built a couple computers for my kids, and naturally they want to play MineCraft and whatever other games. So, we purchased full versions of Windows 10 Pro. I don't really have time to "manage" ...
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Mouse renames documents when I'm saving in Windows 8.1 pro

Every time I try to save a document in Windows 8.1 pro, when I open the folder to which I'd like to save the document, the "save as" takes on the name of the first document that the mouse hovers over. ...
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Connect via remote desktop to two computers on the same global IP? [duplicate]

In my office, I have several computers connected to the same local network. One of them, I use port forwarding to 3389 to be able to connect to it using remote desktop via global IP. However, I have ...
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Create a USB Windows 10 recovery environment

In my Windows 10 installation, if I run my "Recovery Media Creator" program, I cannot create a recovery drive because: Some required files are missing. To troubleshoot problems when your PC can't ...
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What is a “Magic Packet” for waking a computer?

My wireless adapter (Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260) has two settings in Device Manager which I cannot explain. Wake on Magic Packet Wake on Pattern Match After a bit of research, I found this ...
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Is it posible to use a hardware in another computer over the internet? [closed]

In virtual machines, you can pass a graphics card to the virtual machine and the host will not be able to use it like normal. I would like to know if it's possible for two computers on a network or ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT… No display on Monitor

There's no display on my monitor when I connect it to NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT video card. But display appears when I connect it to the onboard video card. My computer is AMD Phenom(tm) 8600B ...
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Dual boot and USB Failure

I am currently trying to install two operating systems on my PC. So far I have Windows 10 installed on one hard drive with a secondary hard drive for data storage. On my third hard drive, which is an ...
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Setting up Home Computer as File Server Windows

Here's my situation. My brother has a PC with a large hard drive (2TB) in his bedroom. All our movies are stored on that drive. I have another laptop hooked up to my telly in the sitting room, ...
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Windows file access denied after re-install

The problem I am having is the following: I re-installed my windows 8.1 a few days ago on my main drive (C:). But now I am unable to do anything more than creating folders on my data drive (E:). ( I ...
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Does Windows 7 Starter support Bluetooth Personal Area Networks?

I know my two devices running Windows 10 support Bluetooth Personal Area Networks. There are some differences between how some of the same functionality is accessed between Windows 7 and 10. I can't ...
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how to remove the div permenently from the website? [closed]

I wonder you could help me to remove the div from my website below is the reference. <div style="text-align: center; font-size: smaller; clear: both;">Powered by <a ...
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Is NoAutoRebootWithLoggedOnUsers still supported/effective on Windows 10?

Note: something similar has a good answer here How to disable automatic reboots in Windows 10?. This is not the same because I'm explicitely looking for information about a different option. Plain ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 7 32-bit Installer in my 64 Bit laptop. Lost it's user account password [duplicate]

I forgot my password in my 64-bit laptop and I have a 32-bit installer. I have not tried it yet because I am not sure, I will run it in BIOS.
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How to put 'Bullets' to right side of text.

Trying to have dual language English and Arabic text. Want to have one text box with conventional English format (bullets to left) Want to have second text box with Arabic (bullets to right)
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I need to fix my windows boot loader with a 2 GB USB drive

Here's an interesting problem for you guys. I've installed Linux in a partition on the same hard drive with Windows 10, intending to dual boot. But now I can't boot into Windows because the ...
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Factory reset on a laptop that has Windows 8.1 OEM and was downgraded to Windows 7

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 and then I downgraded it to Windows 7. I need to do a Factory reset on it but want to keep Windows 7.... Should I go through the Recovery ...
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How to Create Keyboard Macro to Adjust Sound Level Momentarily

Basically what I'm trying to do is figure out a way to somehow reduce the sound output level of my system to a certain level (say half volume) and bind that to a keyboard shortcut. Ideally, the volume ...
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XAMPP Server Issue

I am running a XAMPP server for a basic website using Apache. I am pretty sure I have port forwarded correctly with the correct ports on my router and my Windows firewall (80 and 443). I can connect ...
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Windows logo key+number don't work with more than one open programs

I work with several windows, several programs at the same time. Sometimes more than 20 at once. My workflow becomes to heavily use Windows logo key+number to jump from one to another. Example: I have ...
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Is there roadmap to figure out external hard drive error from the admin standpoint?

I have an external hard drive that is still working and have all the files stored on it. Recently, it is warning that errors have been found and prompts for restorage. I'd like to know if the experts ...
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Partition Limit Reached in Windows [duplicate]

I'm trying to do a triple boot with Windows, Ubuntu and Kali. Yet I already have 4 partitions in my SSD. These are: 100 MB NTFS (System, Active, Primary Partition) Windows C: (Boot, Page File, Crash ...
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Internet access not working in Windows Subsystem for Linux

I tried sudo apt-get update in the new Windows Subsystem for Linux, but I get the following error: The most relevant parts seem to be the "could not resolve" lines about Ubuntu servers, like: ...
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How to Home Network Several Devices

This is a little bit about Home Networking I have this challenge that I want to connect all my devices to a home network(smartphone, laptop, tablets). This is the case: I have a laptop that ...
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FTP upload/download freezing and generally slow

I've got 100 mbps and can download from Steam with about 8-12 MB/s. Also I have an upload speed of 4-5 MB/s but those speeds are never actually used while doing something using FTP. The maximum ...
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Is it possible to install Internet Information Services 8.5 onto Windows Vista?

A small program that I've come across says it requires the use of IIS 8.5 to run, but Vista seems to ship with IIS 7, and there doesn't seem to be any way to update the version. The only guidance that ...
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Windows 10, Cortana process removed by the wrong way

I followed this thread to remove Cortana process (link) And I forgot to save the name of the folder, After some windows update the folder of cortana is back again with the correct name but I don't ...
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Black Background after latest win 10 update

After latest update all my background is black, was able to change desktop to blue but when going on web or opening other applications the background stays black
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Folder size discrepancy

This is a bit weird. I have a particular folder that reports: 12,274 Files, 806 Folders when i right click and go in properties. and 12,164 Files, 791 Folders if I do Ctrl-A and do properties in the ...
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What is the difference in Windows CMD and PowerShell redirection and text Encoding?

Granted, this is not a great title, but to be honest I was unsure how to word the question without posting an essay as the question. This description should add some flesh. Problem: I have a Python ...
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How to display same windows side by side on taskbar [duplicate]

How can windows be displayed side by side instead of overlapping on taskbar : Right clicking &including holding shift key) on taskbar dows not appear to contain this option.
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Windows media player pops up the ALT key

We just installed Windows 7 and everything is working well until I get into Media player. If I press the ALT key and on-screen keyboard with shortcuts pops up and I have to hit the ESC button twice to ...
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Recovering an HDD after using dd on it

I accidentally used dd on my HDD (/dev/sdc) when I wanted to put an ISO on a USB drive. I tried looking around and read that if the data was overwritten then I'm screwed.... Is there a way to ...
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Enable middle click with 3 finger click on synaptics touchpad

I have a dell xps 15 9530 with a synaptics touchpad running windows 10 I used to have another dell where I could 3 finger click and trigger a middle click. I've tried a few registry tweaks, but I ...
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Show hidden files in some folders, and not in others

I generally want to see hidden files, in Windows Explorer. Yes, Microsoft seems to think that this is a terrible idea, but then, MS thinks that hiding file extensions is a good idea. My problem - if ...
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windows 10 desktop slideshow ignores the time interval

When using slideshow as windows 10 desktop background it wont attend to the interval time I set to change pictures. I set the time to "1 hour" but some times it changes in 5 minutes and some times it ...
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Change PC resolution on application launch [duplicate]

I want to be able to change screen resolution automatically for some applications that do not support it. My PC display is 1600x900. Lets say that I want Notepad.exe to set my PC resolution to ...
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Is it possible to forcefully map shared folders that you don't have access to?

My question might come off as pointless, but I assure you I have a reason being asking this, At our organization, we used to have access to a network resource that was kind of like a central ...
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Windows: how to change file autonumbering template?

F.ex. I rename file 'Picture1.jpg' to 'symph-40.jpg' in Explorer. It says that 'There is already a file with the same name in this location.' and suggests to rename into 'symph-40 (2).jpg'. I want it ...