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Windows program start with specified audio level

Is there a way for a windows program to start up such that its audio level (as seen in the volume mixer) is at a specified level? Simply being able to remember its previous level from when last run ...
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Windows NT history: Was it possible to upgrade in-place from OS/2 to Windows NT 3.1?

Was it possible to upgrade in-place from OS/2 1.2 or 1.3 on a HPFS volume to Windows NT 3.1? I know NT 3.1 supported booting from HPFS and had an OS/2 subsystem to run OS/2 1.x programs. NT was also ...
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Netgear Readynas changes permissions on it's own

At work we have a netgear readynas duo that we use for different types of files. In one particular folder the user who tries to edit a document loses the rights to it. So if a user opens it and ...
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Application to track stock prices

I have in the past used Microsoft Money to track stock and unit trust prices. There are lots of applications to track bank balances and transactions, however they don’t seem to cope with stocks well. ...
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Making Google Chrome my default browser disables hyper-links in Windows Live Messenger?

Making Google Chrome my default browser disables hyper-links in Windows Live Messenger? They show up just as text. How can I fix this, besides making Firefox default again?
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Is there a command line interface to the Drobo tools in Windows?

Before powering down the Drobo and removing it you're supposed to use the "shutdown" functionality from the Drobo Dashboard. Is there a way to call this from the command line so it can be included in ...
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What software supports full multisession CD burning on windows?

I know, that beating Nero in this field is very difficult. I have looked through best software listed in wiki, also checked the related posts here and here: most of the software either allows you to ...
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How to send Windows key over VNC to Linux from Windows?

Alright, so I'm running Linux with AwesomeWM on my home machine. I'm running x11vnc on that machine and I want to connect to it from a windows machine. So it suffices to say that I need the Windows ...
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Are there any good CIFS proxy out there?

I know samba4 can do this, but apparently it's still in alpha. I want to have a caching CIFS proxy. Any thoughts?
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NTLDR is missing when trying to boot from USB drive

I've just followed these instructions to make my USB HDD bootable, to install Server 2008 R2, but when I set my BIOS to boot from USB HDD, I get the error "NTLDR is missing". I did copy all the ...
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Commandline to set perms on SQL's backup folder

I'm trying to get my webhost to grant me permissions to the daily backup folder used by sql server. I'd like to use FTP to access all files in that folder. i'd like to give the host a nice easy ...
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How do I gain access to my C: Drive after completely locking it down?

I know the title might seem completely ridiculous but please read this before being biased. Okay, so I got myself into a real squeeze. I installed windows 10 technical preview for Enterprise on a ...
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What can cause Windows 8.1 to domain user autologin

After I interrupted the last week Tuesday patch update on my Windows 8.1 laptop, it no longer prompts for login. It logs in automatically with my domain user. It does this after reboot, after sleep ...
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need to start GUI program in Windows through ssh

I need to start a GUI application in windows machine via ssh. But the problem is when I am using some ssh server this application is running in background. I used freesshd server, which running in ...
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Control and shift keys not working [pressed together]

I have a weird problem with my logitech deluxe 250 keyboard. When I press shift key control key is pressed automatically and vice versa. No stick keys have been set up. I tried opening on screen ...
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The Command “copy /b Source+,,” does not work in a Batch Script

I'd like to update the timestamp (Modified Date) of a file in a batch script by using the following command "copy /b Source+,," but it does not work. I tried the same command through command line ...
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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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How do you create a bootable ISO of MS DOS with networking?

I need to create an MS DOS ISO with support for networking features. I know you can create a bootable USB stick, but how do I create an ISO? I know that you can get boot disks for different variants ...
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Windows Explorer view settings for a particular subtree

From the "Folder Option" menu in Windows Explorer, I changed the default view for all folders to be Large Icons. As far as it goes, I am happy with it. What I want to do now is, selectively use ...
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Hang when launching digitally signed executable

We have a weird problem on 2 PCs with running a digitally signed 120 Mb executable. If user launches a digitally signed .exe - then the launching host (e.g. Explorer or cmd.exe) will enter infinite ...
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Recover Corrupt Audio Data (files visible but not accessible)

I'm was doing PA and recording at a medical conference this weekend but have hit distaster with corrupt data. Was recording a .WAV file using a line into a Tascam DR-40 audio recorder. Recorded about ...
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couldn't format partition in SSD

so.. I get the stupid error when I format my SSD. when I try to install Windows 7/8/8.1 I get this error: Windows couldn't format a partition on disk 0. The error occured while preparing the ...
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“Unable to decrypt password” in Remote Desktop Connection Manager v2.2

I can log in as the administrator and access the servers just fine but the problem shows when I try to log as a user - then I get that message: Unable to decrypt password How can I fix it? Doing as ...
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Any way to obscure password in Windows EXE start-up argument?

There is a Windows GUI application (call it A from now on) that takes some password as its start-up argument. For example, C:\SomeProgram.exe /usr=homer /pwd=simpson There is an application (call ...
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Thousands of page faults per second while page file lies empty

So, in my office system, things are going crazy. Every thing was extremely slow, so much so that switching tabs on chrome took 10 seconds. So, I checked the performance monitor for the issues. ...
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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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Automatically run executable files with third party program/script in Windows

It is possible to launch an exe file using a third party program through the context menu. My problem is that an exe file might be triggered by a script or by another application on which I don't ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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7zip on command line: can I use both include and exclude switches?

Here's my directory structure (in Windows 8.1): parentdir\ child1\ child2\ grandchild1\ grandchild2\ grandchild3\ ... child3\ child4\ ... Using ...
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Batch File to upload via FTP - 550 Permission Denied

I am trying to create a batch file that will upload a single file by FTP every time it is ran. Everything looks good in windows cmd. I get past the authentication of user name and password and after ...
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Router suddently stop working, new router doesn't work either

So I live in a student dorm and I have an Internet connection provided by the University. We are supposed to have an ethernet cable plugged into a socket on the wall, the Cable connection is called ...
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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 can I connect to UNC path on an external server in Windows Explorer?

I am using Windows Explorer and would like to connect to a certain IP address. After that, I want to connect to a different IP address through the server. Ex: A -> B -> C A is my current computer. B ...
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VB MAcro is not working in 2010 Word document

I was using the below piece of code to insert a graph in Word through VB macro. It was working well in older versions of Word but in Word 2010 I am facing some difficulties. The issue that I ...
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An application / program for SuperUser

I'm curious to know if there exists a program or an application for SuperUser website for the PC. I'm imagining something like outlook for my Gmail (my analogy may not be 100% correct). I do not want ...
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rsync from Solaris to Windows (character encoding on filenames)

I'm trying to use RSYNC to sync files from a Solaris 9 (SunOS 5.9) System to a Windows Server 2008 R2 (via cygwin) There are many Files containing characters like "ä", "ö", "ü" or "ß". Which are only ...
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Icons are not displaying properly in Open and Save dialogs

My Open and Save dialogs are not showing icons. I am using Windows Server 2008 R2. I have tried resetting the icon cache and restarting Explorer, but nothing works. How can I fix this?
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Is there a Windows app that convert iTunes AAC files to MP3 CDs?

I'd like to be able to do the following: Make a playlist in iTunes Have said playlist be burned as an MP3 CD regardless of the source files being MP3 or AAC to begin with. I tunes makes this ...
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Upload photos only from recursive folders into Amazon Prime Cloud Drive via Windows

Does anyone know of an intelligent way to upload only photo file types into Amazon Prime Cloud Drive from one folder recursively using Windows 8.1? Phrased another way: I have one folder with many ...
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Precise backlight control on windows

My laptop screen is too bright to look at in the dark even on minimum backlight setting. On Linux, I usually solve the problem by writing "1" (or the lowest value that does not turn backlight off ...
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Windows: creating a virtual drive out of a physical partition

Under Windows, is there a way to create a virtual device recognized as a disk drive, which would map to a single partition on a physical drive? It is my understanding that Windows doesn't treat all ...
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Is it possible to “link” two or more folders in Windows?

I have two PCs with Windows 8.1 in the same LAN. One of the two PCs has an external USB storage HDD. I'd like to know if it's possible, and eventually how, to logically link two or more folders that ...
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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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Windows 8.1 won't start for specific user

Windows 8.1 loads fine till the point of welcome screen. When I login with my main user account, it takes forever loading and ends stuck at a blue screen. But when logining with another user account ...
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Linux WBEM client to pull event logs from Windows SCOM Server

I was told by my UNIX team that a wmi/wbem client for Linux called WBEMCLI allows Linux to pull event logs from a windows server given that the right parameters are configured on the linux side. Now ...
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Synchronizing audio file directories of different types

My music library is encoded as .flac files. I have a backup in .ogg format for carrying around. It's simple enough to just convert the whole tree of flacs to ogg, including the path structure. Here's ...
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Permanently prevent an update from being installed on Windows

Is there a way to permanently bar the following update from being installed whenever I install updates? Update for Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (KB2975719) I have my settings on "Download ...
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Windows XP covered up by Windows 7 Bootloader

I have two hard drives in my system, one for Windows 7 and one for Windows XP. I had to reinstall Windows 7, and after the re-install, the Windows 7 boot loader started showing up. This did not show ...
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Delete Playlists From Xbox Music App?

Xbox Music was complaining that it couldn't sync my playlists, because there were too many. I deleted all of the .m3u and .pls files from my library, because I always found them useless anyway, but ...
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Unable to send files over 1 MB via FTP on Windows

I tried to send multiple files via FTP commands using simple batch script. It works fine when the file size is less than 1 MB but when the file is larger than 1 MB I get the following error log. ...