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How do I find what runs when when returning from Windows 'secure' screen mode?

I have recently installed Windows 7 and still trying to learn how it works. The strange behavior is this: I set up the display for dual monitors and that works just fine. Later, when I get the ...
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What is Event ID 33: SpellChecker in Windows 7 and 8 about?

On newly installed Windows machines (Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7) I've seen event id 33 regularly appearing in the event viewer with this message: Failed to add hardcoded change pair "aids -> aids" ...
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msys-1.0's dd on windows

msys-1.0 (MinGW) has an implementation of dd usable on windows (dd.exe) but windows does not have file representations of drives to use with dd. Or does it? Afaik dd operates on files. Is there a way ...
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Is it possible to create an instance of windows that has the limited amount of files needed to run

I have been experimenting with virtual machines and I am trying to figure out if their is a way to create a limited instance of Windows from your own version you are running? An example would be that ...
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Printing pages to different feeds (pdf) WINDOWS

We are currently sending out letters that print: Letter on letter-head (customized for recipient) Instructions on regular paper (customized for recipient) These letters are all sent automatically ...
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Windows Command line way to get network usage of a process

I would like to get the network usage (in bytes or KB) of a specified process through the Windows command line (I'm using Windows 7). Also if its possible to get a list of all running processes with ...
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Imagemagick batch converting memory overload

I must to convert about billion of images from jp2 to jpg... I create such .bat for /d %%d in (*) do ( for %%f in ("%%~d\*.jp2") do ( convert -limit memory 0 -limit map 0 "%%~ff" -quality 25 ...
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What do graphic engines mean in Process Explorer v15?

I have installed a new version of Process Explorer v15.3 and it has a new tab GPU.It is very useful, but I cant't understand what means feature called Engines. On my Radeon Mobility HD 5470 1 Gb it ...
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Can't write to samba share as a group member in Windows

I have a desktop running Ubuntu Server 12.04 with samba installed to share files to multiple Windows computers in the house. I have a folder /test which has it's permissions set like so: drwxrwsrwx ...
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Can't modify user permissions on a folder

I am trying to give another user write access to a network folder on Windows. When I try to make any changes to the folder permissions, I get an error message: An error occurred while applying ...
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Running nano WinSSHD and Putty

I have following setup; Windows 7 running WinSSHD GitBash (WinSSHD launches this as console when connected) Nano 2.2.6 WIN32 version Remote Windows with Putty connected via ssh to above server ...
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Running JACK with Traktor Audio 2 soundcard (WIN8)

I want to send audio from the Dj-Software Traktor 2.6 to the DAW Ableton Live 8.2.2 and output it's master through my soundcard . As an audio interface I'm using Native Instrument Traktor Audio 2. For ...
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sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboard or changing SATA mode

This is my first post here and was looking for a possible solution to my question. I have been using sysprep generalize when upgrading motherboards, or switching SATA mode operations from IDE - AHCI ...
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On demand keyboard focus indicator for all monitors?

Is there a way in Windows to indicate on all displays which window|process has the keyboard focus, only on demand by a keyboard shortcut? (For example with a bigger and centered visual indicator (per ...
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Adobe Flash: Getting the Alt-Ctrl behaviour back to normal

When typing, many of the special characters I type are with Ctrl-Alt. Ctrl-Alt-0 is ], for example. Those are characters essential when writing code. But this term, at school, we're learning to ...
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Cannot login after resuming from sleep

I am using Windows 8 64bit. My computer is Toshiba R830. I have found that when I make the computer sleep and resume from sleep, I cannot login using the password. Having resumed from sleep, at the ...
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'All Programs' Shortcuts are missing

Using Windows 7, when I go to Start -> All Programs I can see the full structure and all of the shortcuts, but when I click on one, nothing happens. I navigated to: ...
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NFS Share in Windows - Drives mapped as folders

I am relatively new to Linux (Ubuntu Server 12.0.4.1), but I am learning quickly. I currently have a Windows 2008 R2 file server set up (not ready yet to change that to Linux, but have plans). The ...
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set static Network settings, enable a wifi adapter

Here is my scenario, I have a computer with a LAN Connection and a WiFi Connection, running Windows XP Pro. I have a local network router (WRVS4400Nv2 from Cisco) with Wireless access and a separate ...
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How do I enumerate all the TDI drivers installed on a Windows system?

I suspect that a TDI filter driver is causing network issues on a Windows 2008 R2 system. How do I enumerate all TDI filter drivers installed, so that I can look for the suspect TDI filter driver and ...
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Computer Powers Down During Sleep Mode

I'm currently running a computer with Windows Vista SP2 that has begun turning itself off when it enters sleep mode. Memtest has had no failures SFC /scannow has had no failures Microsoft Security ...
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Is there a place to download the Windows 8 System Builder ISO?

I'm looking to install Windows 8 on a new desktop I've built which lacks an optical drive. Microsoft seems to offer a downloadable upgrade at their store, but (supposedly?) that can't be used to ...
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Unable to connect to Windows 8 PC via network

I installed an upgrade of a clean copy from Windows 7 to Windows 8. After this, I am unable to connect to the PC via network from both a Windows and OS X host. I am able to see the PC on the network ...
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Disable unread count in the Skype taskbar icon

This is a Windows-equivalent question of this OSX question here on SuperUser: Disable unread count in the Skype dock icon. Rationale: sometimes I don't want to be disturbed by incoming Skype messages ...
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Local web proxy for Windows to route through VPN

I am looking for a program for Windows 7 similar to FreeProxy that will allow the following: I want the program to listen on a local port (eg. 1337) and act as a proxy server. For all traffic sent to ...
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Quickstep in Outlook 2013 Gmail IMAP account doesn't execute “mark as read” instruction

I am using Office 2013, and I have a Gmail account set up via IMAP. I have created an "Archive" quickstep in Outlook with 2 instructions: mark item as read move to folder "All Mail" If I execute ...
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How can I encrypt my whole personal user folder on Windows?

I share my computer with other people who also have administrative rights on this PV. To avoid giving them access to my personal data, like recent history, Dropbox content, and so on, I'd like to ...
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Idle state detection for server

Windows OS has a service that detects idle state. Details: Task Idle Conditions The computer is considered idle if all the processors and all the disks were idle for more than 90% of the past 15 ...
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In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services

In Windows 8 when the fast startup mode is enabled, shutdown saves the windows services and resumes the services when powered ON again. This behavior is different from normal shutdown as services dont ...
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What's the difference between a Windows language pack and a native Windows installation in that language?

I am wondering -- from an application standpoint -- what the difference is between a native Windows installation (Say, in English) and a Windows version that has a language pack (say a Russian Windows ...
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Windows 8 index photos on NAS and show in Photos app

I have most of my photos on a NAS drive on the same network, just got a Windows 8 laptop and wanted to link my photos folder on the NAs drive to the Windows 8 photos app, anyone have a clue how to do ...
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is there possibility to remember user credential for apps running 'as administrator'

I'm trying to add network login credentials for applications running 'as administrator' by using cmdkey C:\>cmdkey To create domain credentials: cmdkey /add:targetname /user:username ...
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Screen goes grey in Remote Desktop Connection from windows 7 to ubuntu server

I recently got a 64 bit ubuntu server based on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 "Precise Pangolin". However I can't seem to connect to it properly from my windows 7 64 bit machine. I can get to the login screen ...
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Eclipse Juno does not restore package explorer after closing all files

When I close the last file in a maximized file panel, I used to have eclipse auto restore (show) the package explorer for me, that does not happen in Juno. It used to work on older versions of ...
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How can I set up a WEP wifi network hosted by my PC running Windows 8, which draws its internet connection from wifi?

My Nintendo 3DS can connect to WPA networks, but not when running the old DS games - there it requires an open network or WEP encryption at the most. My new router doesn't support multiple SSID's ...
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Replacing files in a folder structure with files from an unsorted folder

I have over 50,000 PDFs organized into folders in a file called PDFACT. I needed to compress these files so I ran them through Adobe to batch compress them and this worked—except Adobe could only ...
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Making Windows 7 ignore the first click/keystroke when screen is off

I find this functionality very convenient in OS X, any way I can get Windows 7 to behave similarly?
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Share external HD on OSX to Windows PC over network, “The parameter is incorrect.”

Another user describes the same problem I'm having in a question here, that didn't get an answer. I'm hoping to have more luck here: My external is formatted exFAT. Neither the Mac nor the PC have ...
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How does Windows know it should restart after a disk re-imaging?

I have been using some disk imaging software (Ghost 8.0) to clone a Windows XP Embedded image. I noticed that even if I capture a disk image from a computer and then transfer that image back to the ...
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PackageForTheWeb “should not be executed directly”

When trying to install package (specifically, chipset drivers for Nexcom PEAK-series computer, but I guess it doesn't really matters) I get "PackageForTheWeb Error" saing "This program is used ...
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Synergy breaks copy (for paste) from Windows

I am running Synergy 1.4.10 on Ubuntu 10.10 as the server and on Windows 7 as the client. The problem that is happening right now is that the copy action on Windows has no effect to bring that text ...
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How do I get started with the M-Project on Windows?

This website for this great tool, called the M-Project says that I will need to add a doskey like this: doskey espresso=node C:\Path\To\Espresso\bin\espresso.js $1 $2 $3 $4 It is a tool for ...
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My right click context menu wont appear..

When I try to right click a folder on the desktop, or a sub folder the "right click context menue" wont appear, the mouse indicator just starts "working" - then nothing.. I need to do a ctr alt delete ...
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How to block certain domains on a computer that is behind a proxy on which I have no control

The situation: There is a windows 7 machine that can connect to internet only through an organisation's proxy. I have no control over the proxy servers. There is a single administrator account on ...
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Most network protocols occasionally fail

My Windows 7/64 machine has suddenly started to act funny. Everything will be running fine, when suddenly most network access methods will fail. These things continue to work: Accessing network ...
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Some keys not working after VMware crash

I was running another OS in VMware and after a while everything froze so I was forced to restart my computer by manually pressing the restart button. After the restart some keys on my keyboard started ...
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How can I restore Start Menu behaviour when clicking folders? (default shell)

I was experimenting with default open handlers for folders (to use an alternative file manager), so messing with HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ Folder, Drive and Directory I was able to change the default ...
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Setting Windows to resolve all hostnames via DNS when not connected to a Domain Controller?

The enviroment is a private network with a single router using DD-WRT's dnsmasq to resolve names and do caching. Resolving hosts via DNS works fine: dig +short @192.168.1.1 gamma 192.168.1.22 Now, ...
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Thunderbird profile folder gone

I posted yesterday about losing my Thunderbird profile. I'm trying to figure out what happened, and would like your help. The "Profiles" folder has vanished from ...
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Mouse button still controls settings of other Synergy client when changing window

I'm using Synergy as the server on OS X Mountain Lion. Now I have a strange problem using a specic piece of software on the Mac. It is a program for viewing medical images (Osirix). The left mouse ...