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What does hyphen mean in Windows batch file?

In particular, I have problems understanding the hyphens in the following lines, which are from wikibooks if not -%1-==-- echo Argument one provided if -%1-==-- echo Argument one not provided & ...
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How to delete old pagefile.sys and hiberfile.sys on secondary disk (old windows install)

A while ago I swapped my main hard disk for a SSD. Now the old one is used as a secondary hard disk, and my OS is a fresh windows install on the main SSD disk. Nevertheless, there are still huge ...
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Booting from usb

My computer has a intel core2duo. 2 gb ram. g41 express chipset My computer used to boot fine from usb. Now it doesn't boot from any live usb. I am trying to install windows. The usb is fine since I ...
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How to open Windows CMD so that it starts in the current folder?

When I'm working in a folder in Windows Explorer, sometimes I have a need to run some CMD command in this folder. How do I open the command line from a current folder, so the console opens in the ...
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windows 8.1 starting is fast but restarting is so slow

I've just formatted my Lenovo G510 pc and reboot time is about 3 minutes. While rebooting, lenovo screen takes 10,20 seconds, and after black screen takes about 2 minutes and finally user login screen ...
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How can I hide taskbar labels in Windows 10 without combining icons?

Is it possible to hide taskbar labels in Windows 10 without combining icons? So visually I'm looking for something like this: Solutions that don't require additional apps or software installs are ...
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Windows Batch Script for getting disk space details

I need to get the mail alert for disk space details. I have found this script in our forum. When I run this script in command prompt, it generates the output as mentioned below. But when I run this ...
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Windows 10 Search can't find ANY applications. Even calculator

I have problem with Windows 10 Enterprise N x64. When I press "Start" and start to type application name it never finds it. I can't even find applications like "Calculator", "Microsoft Word" or any ...
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What if i had viruses on windows 8 and install windows 10?

Does that staff will pass on windows 10, probably there is option for erase all, format hard disk, but sure there is some option for saving files?
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How to edit a registry key for every profile, without knowing their name?

I want to change the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WcmSvc\wifinetworkmanager\features\S-1-5-21-192855608-1092268202-2311440418-1001\FeatureStates in Batch. However, ...
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is there any way to access a site which is blocked from router?

I have 2 PC's named as PC A and PC B. PC A can access to all sites but PC B has limited access. The router restricts to certains sites like youtube in PC B as its mac address is blocked in router. ...
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Reassigning the caps lock key on Windows or OS X

How can I remap the caps lock key in Windows or OS X? Is there for example some way to map caps lock to a key combination like alt-tab on Windows or command-tab on OS X?
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Is there a way to increase the default font size for Java GUI applications?

Is there a way to increase the default font size for Java GUI applications? I am using someone else’s custom Java tool (no, I do not have the source) to perform text annotation for a research ...
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Windows FTP - skip file if it already exists

I have a little script in Windows that opens up a connection to a web server and downloads all the files using mget. However, the mget constantly downloads the files even if they already exist. Is ...
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Are windows 10 Basic have hyper-v?

I will upgrade my windows 8.1 Basic to 10. Are windows 10 basic support hyper-v? If it is not, there is other way to run hyper-v on my device beside upgrading to Pro?
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How can I close tabs to the left in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome has a button to "close tabs to the right" (right click on a tab), but not one for the left. Firstly, why is this? Secondly, how do I add a button to close tabs to the left? I've ...
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Windows 10 RTM - VPN - Connection - Connect Button

I installed Win 10 Rtm Pro and added a windows vpn connection. When I press the network icon in lower right edge, I see all my connections including my VPN connection. However, when I click on it, the ...
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PC hard locks on motherboard splash screen

So I recently suffered a nasty computer crash after trying to remove a theme pack I was using, and nothing would get me back to accessible windows (not safe mode, system restore, etc.) so I backed up ...
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Windows 10 build 10240 Touchpad (Synaptics) does not work on initial startup

I installed Windows 10 build 10240 twice on my laptop (Sony Vaio SVS13A12FXS) Every time I boot up the computer, the touchpad does not work, HOWEVER when I plug in a wireless/wired mouse in, it ...
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Windows 10 Store keeps Crashing

I upgraded to Windows 10 today and every time I open the store it says "The server stumbled." I tried opening it by clicking on the buy now button on the online store, but it just crashes again. I ...
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Is there a convenient way to edit PATH in Windows 7?

I do not understand why Windows 7 is still adopting this stuffy dialog box? I feel uncomfortable when editing and looking-up a path in this narrow text box. Is there a convenient way to edit PATH ...
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Is there a way to change a drive letter directly in explorer?

Normally this is done through disk management, but it seems like there should be a way to do it directly in windows explorer. This could be useful if you are working with a lot of flash or external ...
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Stop Windows 8 from converting wallpapers to low quality JPGs

Hello, visitor from the future! If you landed here because you're as annoyed as I am, consider voting for this thingy on Microsoft's Uservoice page for Windows 10. This has been bugging me on ...
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Windows batch file deletes and recopies files WAY too fast - should take 15+ seconds, takes < 1 second. Why?

I wrote a script that checks to see if a folder exists, and if so, empties it. it then waits 5 seconds, then proceeds to recopy new (or maybe the same) files back into the folder. When the folders ...
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Metro/modern App issues

A lot of metro apps had problem when my PC was running Windows 8.1 - some apps don't have sound while others, e.g., the built-in Movies&TV, just quit after clicked. Now the problems remain the ...
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Can't connect using ssh keys to dropbear

I have two pair of (same) embedded device that runs linux. I have setup the same ssh key on both. I can connect to one using that key but the 2nd machine still ask for password. Obviously I am doing ...
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Accessing Windows 10 Setting Panel

Today I installed the Windows 10 upgrade. I wanted to modify the default browser options to change the default browser. A note I found online pointed to modifying this option by choosing the ...
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In Windows, is there any software to prevent duplication of files in a folder? [on hold]

Let's say I have two files c:\f1\data.txt and c:\f2\data.txt. If I issue the command copy c:\f2\data.txt c:\f1\data\ I will receive a warning about the potential overwriting. I will receive the ...
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When moving multiple files in windows, when does it change the reference and when does it actually move the files?

I've noticed this inconsistent behavior: Sometimes when moving multiple files, it would execute immediately, and other times, it would take some time and display a progress bar. How can you know in ...
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Windows 10 UPGRADE modifies apache service by adding an “N” in service script

I was testing windows 10 upgrade and have the following problem. (See screenshot below) Install Program in windows 8.1 to C:\Program Files\PHP Point of Sale Stack Upgrade to windows 10 The windows ...
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Legal Windows for Virtual Machine

I want to have a free and legal Windows OS on a virtual machine such as VMware, virtual box etc. It seems that Windows “Starter Edition” fits the needs. Can someone confirm this? If it is not, then ...
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Black Screen while installing Windows 10

In the middle of installing Windows 10, my computer has a black screen with only the cursor. I've been trying to fix this for hours with no luck.
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When did the Windows key appear on most standardized keyboards?

When were the first standardized keyboards sold and when did the Windows key make it to the majority of keyboards? Also: What was the function of the key (if it already existed as another key) before ...
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How to search for only folders in Windows 7 instead of folders AND files

I've had some issues with the new search function in Windows 7. The Search in Windows XP was packed with so many more options. The only option I can access now are Date Modified and Size. Any ...
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Bootcamp - Function key `fn` of my MBP not working on Windows 10

I upgraded to Windows 10 on my 2014 MBP. All seems fine but the only problem up to now seems to be that the key fn is not working and therefore I cannot trigger the extra functionalities attached to ...
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Is it bad to put your computer in sleep mode every time?

Often I have a lot of stuff open and don't feel like shutting down my laptop, so I just use sleep mode when I'm transferring it. But I have no idea if this might have any disadvantages. So my ...
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Intel Centrino 6205 WiFi adapter suddenly stopped working on Windows 8.1 Dell Latitude e6520

I have an over 4 year old Dell Latitude E6520 with Windows 8.1 (originally). Few days ago the WiFi card (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205) suddenly stopped working. What happened was, I closed the ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 OEM License

Out of curiosity. What is an OEM Lic key classified as? Is it a separate version of Windows Server 2008 R2 like an OEM version or is it a specific version of Windows Server 2008 R2 like standard? ...
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View past notifications in Windows 10?

New with Windows 10 seems to be the Notification Area. Now, I've seen a few notifications (in the Action Center). The problem is that I haven't understood any of them (actively using computers for 30 ...
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Windows 10 upgrade infinite boot loop after failing to upgrade from 7

Windows 10 infinite boot loop after failing to upgrade from 7. Failed at around 30% and is trying to revert OS. It's been infinite rebooting overnight now. I assuming its trying to get back to 7. ...
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error installing cmder, which visual c++ redistributable do you suggest?

I have visual studio 2014 2013 cmder.exe says this page https://github.com/bliker/cmder/issues/501 seems to suggest installing the visual c++ redistributable.. some say 2010, some say 2015. I ...
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Windows 10 on asus x44h touchpad scolling not working

I have just updated Windows 7 to Windows 10. My touchpad scolling (right-side) is not working anymore. I have no idea how to fix this in Windows 10. I have hit the start button and typed ...
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Can someone clarify how the windows file system works?

For all (recent) versions of windows, this has confused me and I hoped windows 10 would simplify it, but to no avail. Anyway, when one opens the windows (10) file explorer, they see "This PC" as ...
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How can I update window/title color in Windows 10?

I mean the this: I was able to set a color for the new taskbar and start menu. It is even a little transparent and the background is blurry, like in Windows 7 from which I've updated. Aero Glass is ...
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Windows apps open and then automatically get closed in Windows 8.1

I have recently installed windows 8.1 professional on my pc. When I open windows store or windows store apps only the splash screen comes and then automatically the app gets closed. Sometimes a ...
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Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10

I can't find any information on how to disable Windows Defender in Windows 10. There is some information about how to do it in the previews, but the configuration pages have changed with the final ...
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What is the $WINDOWS.~BT folder?

There is a folder named $WINDOWS.~BT on the root of my C:\ drive. It is a hidden folder and is 75 MB in size. What is its purpose? Is it safe to delete it?
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While in a remote desktop session in Windows 7, alt-tab to go back to the host machine

I use alt+tab all day long to switch between windows. When I'm working remotely, I'll use Remote Desktop to log in to my Windows 7 PC at work. From the host machine, it's simple to alt+tab to switch ...
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What causes ‘Has Stopped Working’ CLR20r3 errors for PowerShell?

My question is specific to the CLR20r3 error ONLY, for PowerShell instances ONLY. I can't seem to pin down which thread ended up causing this, but I'm going to open one of my applications that's ...