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Priority in task manager - HDD write priority too or only CPU priority?

In Windows (8.1) I can set the Priority of a Program in the Task Manager (Details). Does this affect CPU Priority only or HDD (write) priority too? E.G.: HDD is at 100% load due to VMWare. A program ...
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How do I enable certain services in Safe Mode?

I have a Windows Vista computer that is no longer functioning properly on regular mode, however it works okay on Safe Mode with Networking. I'd like to enable some other services on Safe Mode though, ...
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Can I use my computer while BitLocker is encrypting the system drive?

I am thinking of encrypting my Windows 10 laptop with BitLocker (although I am curious about the answer for other versions too). If I start the process I imagine it will take a while since I have lots ...
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Errant audio toggle key binding

I have no idea how I managed to do this. Since two days ago when I hit "Left Shift+D" (and other shift combinations) it toggles my master audio regardless as to the application. It is active from ...
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windows not allowing to create partition

I'm trying to create dual boot on my HDD. (Ubuntu is already installed) When I use my USB stick for a windows 10 boot I can't create a partition. It says I need GPT system. From google I learned that ...
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Unable to switch between application windows by ALT+Tab and clicking on icons after upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

I have updated my PC from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 on 7 Feb. Most things were working fine except a few pretty much annoying features, including a problem when switching between windows using methods ...
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How to transfer/stream data to multiple USB device in parallel

I am trying to transfer and/or stream data to multiple USB devices and/or storage simultaneously. For example, if I have a USB hub with 12 USB sockets connecting to 12 USB displays, I like all 12 ...
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disable change status service windows

in my organization have a client / agent running as a service on the machines (servers and workstations), it is inventoried. some users are stopping the service, which way to remove the option to ...
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Enabling MacType for Chrome 52+?

I've recently installed a dev-channel Chrome 53 (currently the latest, Version 53.0.2785.8 dev-m (64-bit)) and noticed that Chrome now renders in-page fonts ignoring MacType, and I wouldn't say I like ...
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Convert text into a hierarchy chart

I was using Microsoft Paint to make a hierarchy chart, but realized that it is no good as you cannot easily modify text and shapes once you click away from them. So I tried libre/open office and a ...
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Is it possible to generate a hiberfil.sys without shutting down a computer?

I had an idea for a potential lifesaving program for people who work with important data and don't save frequently enough. By taking advantage of the Hibernate functionality on Windows, would it be ...
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Windows - Set a Printer's Processor Programatically via batch or regedit

is there a way to automate the change of a printer's processor via batch file or a registry key \ policy ?
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Sublime text 3 asks me to choose a default language whenever I open it

Sublime text 3 asks me to choose a default language whenever I open it. I have the latest version, installed on windows 10. Each time I open sublime I see this Even if I pick english or whatever, ...
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Windows 8.1 showing invisible windows when AltTabSettings=1

On my Windows 8.1 box, I have disabled both Aero Peek: and Corner navigation: and enabled Windows XP-style Alt+Tab navigation (by setting AltTabSettings=(REG_DWORD) 1 under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...
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Why is my computer constantly using most of my RAM? [duplicate]

For some reason, my computer is using a large amount of my RAM but I can't figure out what is actually using it ? I know nothing about computers so please help me! Useful images:
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How to programmatically monitor power consumption on Windows?

I'm developing an app to monitor energy consumption of users' computer (for example how much energy it consumes on normal mode and energy save mode, battery status, etc) and I was wondering if there ...
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Start a program in Windows as it is run in a clean system

Is it a way to start a program in Windows as it is run in a clean system (without any software or libraries installed)? I can do something like set PATH= but it is not sufficient as I can see. E.g. ...
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Windows 8 Pro Installation Hangs at 21%

I'm trying to install Windows 8 Pro on my old Dell Optiplex 745 to use as a server in my home, for some reason when I boot to the installer disc and start the installation it hangs at 21% on "Getting ...
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Does “netstat -e” displays statistics of all network interfaces combined?

This is an example output of netstat -e: Does this output displays the statistics of all the network interfaces combined, or does it only displays the statistics of a single network interface?
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Mapping an LPT device to a USB-to-parallel adapter

This is similar to mapping a printer but the device is a parallel prom programmer. We use it in a class for Microprocessor System Design. We have an old prom programmer that connects to the host ...
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Offline Windows Install - How to view and change Pagefile settings

I'm trying to fix a broken Windows 10 installation which I can't boot into (even into Safe Mode). I have installed a fresh Windows 10 onto another hard drive. How do I view and set the page file ...
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Reduce size of mp4 video

I have an mp4 file but it is huge and I want to reduce the size. I can't use MovieMaker because it treats it as an audio (Vista). If I rename to mpg it complains about codec missing. How can I reduce ...
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Cannot enroll smartcard login

I've been tasked with attempting to set up smart cards for login in a test environment, however I'm encountering a very nasty problem. Upon trying to load a certificate on a factory-new smart card ...
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Do I really need a Windows system in order to maintain Chocolatey packages?

As described in this Q&A I do not have a Windows system anymore. Do I really need a Windows system in order to maintain Chocolatey packages? Concerns Ketarin - will it run on Linux Powershell - ...
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Is there a way to have different size icons on the desktop?

I basically want 1 extra large icon (e.g. my Daily To Do list) and the rest could be regular. I know that in the past with Windows Vista & 7 you could use a "Gadget", but that is no longer the ...
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Disable Windows Lock Screen - Win 8.1

I have Windows 8.1 on computers which remains online 24 hours. The systems reboots every night once (scheduled task: shutdown.exe -r -t 00). The device goes to lock screen some times. Mostly in night ...
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Windows Registry | how to open .lnk

I've follow this guide: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa767914(v=vs.85).aspx which allowed me to run a .exe using a new uri scheme. The only problem is that I need to run this .exe ...
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Windows talking or sending commands to linux

In my particular use case I want my PC to be able to send commands to a Linux machine ,to execute a script on it . Is there a way to do this (via a network or some other method ) I am using Windows 7 ...
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Time difference on dual boot system (Windows 10 and 16.04)

I have a dual boot UEFI system with Windows 10 and Ubuntu installed. I have a problem related to the representation of RTC in the two system. Since I have read (on AU and some other sources around ...
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Provide an individual user with access to a specific web-site for windows-base IT [on hold]

At work, I need access to youtube to watch some training material. My request to IT was denied on the grounds that it is not suitable for business use, however when I questioned them about this I got ...
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Maps Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos are on the same location. How to change that?

All maps (Videos, Pictures, Music and Documents) n my windows 8.1 have same location C:\Users\Jdoe and now when I change location of Pictures to C:\Users\Jdoe\Pictures, all other maps (Videos, Music, ...
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How can I prevent the other user from using the D drive

I am the administrator on my PC. There is another local account on this PC. I just want to know, if I wish that the other will not be able to view D and E drive, then what should I do? How can I ...
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list all files in all subdirectories, not current directory

Is there a way to list all files in all subdirectories excluding those in the current directory? dir /s /b lists all files, including those in the current directory. That is not what I want.
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Windows batch script X files from one directory to another

I'm not sufficient at writing any kind of batch script so I kind of mashed up this solution from elsewhere. It does the job; copies files from a directory (and all it's subdirectories) to another ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to create shortcut in Windows Explorer?

After selecting some files/folders in Explorer, I can right-click them and choose Create shortcut, is there a keyboard shortcut to do so?
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How to: Add Chapters, Sections, markers to video files to help direct access, skipping & fast forwarding?

How to: Add Chapters, Sections, markers to video files to help direct access, skipping/ fast forwarding? How to add “chapters” or “bookmarks” to movies? The above similar question was for Mac only, ...
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Why my laptop goes to sleep mode automatically even if all the power settings are fine?

I have a strange problem in my laptop that why it goes to sleep automatically even if all power settings are fine? I am using Windows 10 Home 64-bit by the way. Kindly share your thoughts!
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Which folder does Windows 10 store the wi-fi drivers?

Yesterday my Wi-Fi Adapter suddenly disappeared from the taskbar icon. I was unable to connect my laptop even after several restarts and various attempts. I then opened Settings to find that the "Wi-...
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desktop Computer stuck on intel boot screen

My desktop havingWin 7 and I tried to install Windows Vista but it was giving error 0x80070070 so I tried to delete C drive and try to create new partition. But when I press delete button it got ...
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In DosBox SVN-Daum, how can I prevent the Windows print dialog?

When printing using DosBox SVN-Daum, the first print after a DosBox restart (and therefore I assume a restart of the host machine?), a print dialog box will occur. Is there a way to prevent this? See ...
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Windows 10 needs monitors on always

Since I started using Display Port, Windows is intolerant of me turning off the displays. It thinks it's been taken away never to return or something, and scrambles all my window locations to sbrink ...
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Win10 Global Mute not Muting Chrome

We have a Home Theater PC running Win10. The global mute works fine for all apps except Chrome and MS Edge (not sure about Firefox). For example Media Player Classic will mute, but YouTube in the ...
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Always run program with admin rights

Ive developed a small piece of software that runs on Windows for a client. After the dev was complete i learned that the machines it will run on wont have admin rights. Are there any options to be ...
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XnView on Windows 10 fails to open icons

I set Xnview as th default photo viewer in Windows 10. Unfortunetly, it didn't cover *.ico files (icons.) so I associated .ico files with XnView as seen in the image below. However, when I double ...
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How to refresh the desktop without restarting explorer.exe?

I have enough knowledge about registry files that i know how and where to change the desktops location through a script. I am looking for a way to "refresh" (update/reload/synchronize) the desktop ...
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High Disk Usage on Windows 10

I have a Dell Inspiron Core i5 with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard disk. After upgrading to windows 10 from 8.1, I am constantly facing a high disk usage problem which is causing my machine to run a ot ...
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“enter network password” changing shared folders permissions remotely in windows

I have shared folders on a computer (say computer x) on a local network. I sign in on another computer (say computer y) with an administrator account on computer y which is the owner of those shared ...
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Installing Ubuntu over windows 10

I want to install Ubuntu over my existing windows 10 os... So i'd like to know what are the benefits of Ubuntu over windows 10? I don't want to dual boot tho. if I installed ubuntu on my C drive ...
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Dell Inspiron Windows 10 PC

I have tried to partition my hard drive of 1 TB as follows: System Disk - 120 GB Office - 100 GB Home - 700 GB But the disk manager is allowing me to partition only upto 465 GB and the ...
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Win2012 - Background Application Whitespace CORRUPTION?

This is a really odd one: Could I ask any experienced Windows developers to please look at these screencaps, and advise if they've ever seen anything like this before: corrupted background whitespace, ...