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How do I stop Windows from flooding smartcard with APDUs

Whenever I put a smartcard in/on my smartcard reader Windows (7 Prof, x64) immediately starts flooding it with APDUs possibly trying to identify the type of the card (SELECT and READ_DATA commands). ...
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Windows getting stuck on top in Windows 8.1

I'm noticing an issue where windows will get pinned on top of another in 8.1. This happens completely randomly. I'll bring up a second application, and it won't appear until I actually minimize my ...
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VBA Editor title bar buttons show up oddly large

In VBA editor, there are buttons on the menu bar associated with objects like sheets, modules, forms, and classes. The buttons are the minimize, restore, and close buttons in the top right. They only ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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How to find unused printers in Windows (or the last time a printer was used)?

We are looking for a way to find unused printers in windows (Windows 7 / Server 2008 and later). We tested this VBScript How To: List all unused printer drivers , and although on the system are ...
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Bluescreen analyzes with WhoCrashed, BlueScreenView and WinDbg - different results

We are investigating BSODs on a Windows 2008 R2 Terminal Server. We found out that the results of WinDbg and BlueScreenView were inconsistent and so we tried out WhoCrashed Home and WhoCrashed Pro. ...
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Read/Write simultaneously to mapped network drive (samba file share)

I've been playing around with a home debian server, and so far it basically just hosts a samba network drive that I plan on using to store archived movies/tv shows/podcasts, etc. In the process of ...
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Gnu Emacs : how to minimize it to system tray?

i've been searching around for a way to minimize to tray or hide Emacs app, i don't really want to close it every time i finish using it nor i want to have it's icon showing on taskbar and "alt-tab" ...
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How to connect my Hyper-V VM to a USB tablet (or device in general)?

This question might look like a duplicate but I checked and actually this should not be the case. Here I want to be able to connect a USB device (not a hard drive, but a tablet, a phone or an mp3 ...
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Switching between user sessions in Windows (Virtual Desktop)

I am looking for a quick way to switch between sessions of different user accounts(Quicker than the standard way, and without re-entering passwords each time). I am thinking of Virtual desktops ...
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USB hub advertised as 2.0 actually works as 1.1

I bought this USB hub http://www.ebay.com/itm/281298880612 which is supposed to be a USB 2.0 hub. When I plug a pendrive in to the hub, Windows gives the message "This device can perform faster if you ...
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How to manipulate the keyboard flags under windows?

My caps lock key is remapped. How do I disable the caps is active flag under windows? I remapped my caps lock key to Ctrl with the help of ac'tivAid and its extension RemapKeys. When my PC is ...
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An internal, Windows 7 installed drive fails to boot after transforming into external drive

I have installed Windows 7 to my HDD. I also have Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition on the same drive. During boot, via GRUB, I select which one I want to load. Recently, I upgraded my HDD to SSD. I ...
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Windows' Security warning on all files on local drives

Users usually can download portable software and use it from local drives withount any warning. (I mean small executables just as putty.exe or a portable application from PortableApps.com) However ...
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Copy multiple target files from shortcuts in windows 7

Is there a way to select and copy a bunch of target files located in different folders by selecting their shortcuts from one folder in windows 7?
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Script to put Windows 8 to sleep and wake up in 5 seconds

How can I put Windows 8 to sleep(standby) and then wake up in 5 seconds? I know I can use psshutdown -d to sleep, but then how can it wake up on a timer?
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Cannot connect to the server through host machine that I created in guest machine in Linux Mint

Using virtualbox I am running a server on Linux-Mint(guest) and client machine is windows-8 (host). When I try to connect to the server (which looks like http://169.254.158.126:8080) from windows-8, ...
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Vim silent launch of ConEmu (into Git Bash) - Windows 7 Command Prompt seizes

From a Windows 7 Command Prompt: ConEmu.exe /cmd "C:\Program Files\Git\bin\sh.exe" --login -i && exit opens ConEmu (or a new tab therein) logged into Git Bash for the current directory, and ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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Eliminate all Windows Remote Desktop Connection warnings

I use Windows RDP to connect to a variety of Windows operating systems. Sometimes I get security prompts (even after checking "don't display this again") relating to certificates, other times related ...
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Automatic WIndows 7 Monitor Configurations

I'm working on an app on my phone that will automate many aspects of my home computer. One such aspect is to switch between a work environment and a home environment. The switch between the two ...
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Bluetooth keyboard emulator on Windows, connected to iPhone

The iPhone is sitting on my desk, on my right, in a dock. It has a Bluetooth keyboard attached, so I waste less time lifting it, typing and then putting it back in. Is there a software on Windows ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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Why do IPSec VPN Compression and Windows Remote Desktop not work together?

I just discovered a strange problem. I connect to a remote network via VPN. Within this VPN is a separate Microsoft Small Business Server (which does not provide the VPN, another device does this). So ...
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IDM not able to download .dmg file

I am trying to download .dmg extension file with Internet Download Manager v. 6.07 on windows 7. At the time i start the download, extension is .dmg but after getting download it changes to .bz2 . ...
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Truecrypt mount system drive from “outside”

i am trying to mount an encrypted system disk from a Winbuilder Win 8 live disk with Truecrypt 7.1a. The encrypted disk originally has a 100GB and a 400GB partition, but truecrypts mount dialogue ...
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Windows doesn't remember installed drivers

Every time when I connect any USB device in my PC, for example any Pen drive or my mobile, It searches and install the drivers(basically from the internet). Even though I have installed my phone ...
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How to change shortcut links priority in Windows File Explorer?

How can I change shortcut links priority in left side of Windows File Explorer (like Favorite, Library, Computer)? For example, by default Favorite link is top of all other links. So how can I ...
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Duplicate disk shows in explorer, not in disk management

I have a case where a duplicate of one of my drive somehow gets listed in my file explorer. As per below, the file explorer and get-psdrive will show an H: drive that is the same as K: Also this H: ...
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Limiting number of failed UAC password attempts?

Is there any way to limit or throttle the number of attempts at entering a password in the UAC prompt? Putting limits on how many times a password can be entered (either absolute or per time ...
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Why do my earbuds not play voices and muffle the music?

I'm on an Asus q550lf-bsi7t21 with Windows 8.1 installed. I have Realtek HD Audio drivers installed. While listening to music/watching videos voices are muffled/nonexistent and some of the music part ...
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Get average CPU utilization on Windows

I need the average CPU utilization from the past 15 minutes. I need the value from the command line or in PowerShell. Does Windows keep a rolling average of CPU utilization from for example the past ...
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How to display the size for folder in windows explorer?

Just wondering that if there is a way to display the size of folder in size column inside of windows explorer? by default, it only display the size of a file, you have to use right click and ...
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Moving MBR on old HDD to new SSD

After running into some problems tonight (that I was able to fix), I discovered that during the Windows 8 installation, the MBR was placed on my HDD (running Windows 7) that was in the system at the ...
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connect with vpnclient.exe from scheduled task

I have a set of scheduled tasks I've inherited, which require a vpn connection. Right now they only work when a user is logged in interactively. When I launch the connection from a script ...
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Viewing and listing keys in MSCAPI CSP containers

I have a MSCAPI container created and hosted within a Windows Server 2003 environment. How do I use the command line to list keys and their details within the container onto the command line ?
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Nullmodem connection performance

I want to transfer 118 MiB data from an old Windows 95 PC to a laptop running Windows 95 and 2000 in dual boot. The computers do not have an Ethernet card and I do not have a second computer where ...
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Mouse movement with intertia

I'm looking for a program that makes your mouse more "velocity based", where your mouse movements apply "velocity" to the cursor and the it has friction and weight. Like how Minecraft's view handles ...
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Remove desktop after killing explorer.exe

I have a machine where the default windows shell has been replaced with a custom program using gpedit.msc; at the startup I see only the custom program on a black screen, that it's what I want; ...
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Can't get private GitHub repos to work with Vagrant/Puppet on Windows

I have a project and we use Vagrant for our development env. On Mac/Unix the provisioning works perfectly except in Windows, the problem is that forwarding agent doesn't work on windows and therefore, ...
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Fetch from NPM registry always fails

On my Windows server 2012 machine I am unable to install/update npm packages. It was working allright, but stopped one day. I tried everything and I am seriously thinking about reinstalling the ...
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What is the purpose of the Start Page Redirect Cache registry value?

Under the HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main registry key there are a couple of values that I am curious about their intended use. I was looking into setting the default IE home page and ...
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tmux: Page Up/Down in Cygwin

Unfortunately it seems like the normal C-b > PgUp or C-b > ctrl+arrows aren't working; instead, I'm just seeing the characters 5~ be printed whenever I C-b and then try to use PgUp. Even mouse mode ...
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What is the maximum desktop resolution in Windows

I found in one of the blogs the following statement: *"Windows does have a hard limit on maximum resolution and overall pixel count. The maximum continuous windows desktop available is up to 32k ...
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Why do I suddenly have 2 onedrive folders, and how can I fix it?

I dont recall doing anything to cause this, but suddenly my system (windows 8.1 enterprise) has 2 onedrive folders. What caused this, and how can I fix it?
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Windows 7 Weird Sound Issue

I have a Toshiba Satellite P755-S5390 running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit. I have encountered a weird issue with the sound on my system. When I plug in my speakers, or anything for that matter, into the ...
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Why isn't my new PC displaying font icons?

Quite simply, I just cannot see what should be font icons on lots of websites, regardless of if I use Firefox, Chrome, or IE. Here is a screenshot of what I see when I visit icomoon.io I cleared the ...
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Tor on Google App Engine Launcher

I have installed Google App Engine SDK for Python on Windows 8.1. I use Vidalia Bridge Bundle and the Chrome extension Proxy SwitchySharp to access the net through Tor. But the problem seem to be it ...
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Win 7 How to Change Basic Theme Window Color?

In the Personalization control panel, when selecting the Windows 7 Basic theme (not Aero, and not classic), the windows have an Aero look but without any of the transparency effects. Unfortunately, ...
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How do I reduce 'System Commit' (due to Firefox memory leak) without restarting my computer? (Restarting Firefox does not fix it)

As you run Firefox, it leaks memory. This is well known by now, I am sure, and it should go away by closing and reopening it right, because a process's memory is freed on closing, right? That's what I ...