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What is tricomfi by estdemin?

I recently installed a fresh copy of windows and looked at installed programs to find something called "tricomfi" by "estdemin" with a size of 272 KB. The only program i have installed so far is ...
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Lost partition restoration

While trying to install my bios update on windows 7 the installation program made an automated allocation for 8GB(volume 2 partition 2 of Type Fat32). But the allocation happened by substracting these ...
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WGet a Page that Requires Logging in

I’m trying to figure out a way to use WGET or a similar tool so that I can schedule a web page to be downloaded regularly as a sort of updating log. The problem is that the page requires that I be ...
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Make a program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...
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RDP log files location in Windows 7 or 8

I used RDP a few times on my Windows 7 PC, before upgrading to Windows 8. I was wondering if there are any log files associated with RDP sessions in Windows 7 and if so, what is the physical location ...
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How to connect to wifi with local access only?

I know most ppl try to do this the other way but i needed to connect to my modem as local only while the other pc's can have both local and internet how i can do that? My OS is Win7 64bit
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how do I check, how many times printing command is run on my windows

I have to check for a specific time range, how many times the printing command is executed on my PC/Windows…. Is Operating system make any log of printing commands...? If yes How and where i found ...
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Turn on Network discovery in windows xp

Please give step by step instruction on how to turn on network discovery in windows xp. Currently our server is not shown in 'Network' section of a client computer. But is pinging with server. Sys ...
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Windows 8.1 Does not Sleep, but shuts down when lid is closed

So, after installing the Windows 8.1 update to my Dell laptop that shipped with Windows 8, I have had an issue that is rather annoying. Before installing the update, I was able to shut the lid and ...
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Outlook 2013 crashes when sending mail

Outlook 2013 crashes when sending mail: I have just installed Outlook 2013 US version on my Win7 pc. Everytime I send a mail, Outloook chrashes, with the same error: Problem signature: ...
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How to set/keep directory permissions?

I'm using CwRsync to connect from my Windows development machine to a linux webserver : rsync -avuz -e ./ssh --exclude=".svn" /cygdrive/c/xampp/htdocs/project123/ ...
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How to merge dynamic disk on a new computer?

I have 4 sata disks on a machine. They have been merged together as one drive using dynamic disks on windows. The problem is that the motherboard broke so i just want to pop the drives into my ...
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In Windows 8.1, is there a way ensure a process is not the first to get killed when running out of RAM?

I wrote a .NET 4.5 application that buffers colour, infrared, and depth data from a Kinect v2, performs some processing on it, and then dumps it to disk, in uncompressed form; the .NET application ...
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Screen occasionally flashes black

A few months ago I bought myself a new computer. Since then the monitor have been occasionally flashing black for a second or so, and I've been looking for - and failing to find - a solution. Will ...
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Windows installation on SSD with low storage

I have a hybrid HDD which has 16GB as SSD. I would like to install windows and I am confused how to install windows on my SSD with low storage. How does SSD work if I install windows on main hard ...
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USB drive becomes write protected after inserting it

Whenever I insert a USB drive in my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate, it becomes write protected. Then when I use it on my laptop, I can't delete the files on it. I already tried scanning for ...
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How can I allow files to be dropped onto a Ruby script in Windows Explorer

In Windows Explorer (Win7) I can drop a file onto a batch (.bat) file, and the batch file is executed with the path to the dropped file as the first command line argument. How can I do the same thing ...
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Static sound coming from headphones on Windows 8 laptop

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 17 laptop with Windows 8. When I first plug my headphones into the audio jack it works and it's initially silent. However, after I finish playing any sound from any app ...
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Multi-OS bootable USB for Mac and Windows?

At the moment I have two usb's with different linuxes on them , Kali and Ubuntu. I recently found out that both were taking up little space, which means I could use one usb instyead of two, with extra ...
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Why executing “cmd /k” after connecting in a ssh server using putty makes the keyboard stop working?

I am using FreeSSHd in a Windows Server 2003 x64 and putty to connect to that ssh server from a Windows 7 x64 machine. In the "Remote Command" of the putty interface I put cm /k "cd c:\". Everything ...
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Run virtual windows OS on a webserver [on hold]

I have very limited knowledge of cloud computing but I can only imagine the possibilities it presents. Is there a way to run a virtual Windows OS on a cloud server? This would be extremely beneficial ...
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How to install Windows 7 onto cFast USB flash disk

I have a cFast USB 3.0 (eSATAp) flash disk and I am trying to install Windows 7 to it. When the installer displays partition list, my cFast drive does not appear. It is formatted as a normal NTFS disk ...
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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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Windows 8.1 Not detecting Realtek wireless network card

Not sure if this is the place to ask but i've asked on a few other sites and haven't really got a solution for it. I just recently installed Windows 8.1 today and am having problems using my wireless ...
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Hide dot and dotdot (“./”, “../”) directories in NERDTree gVim

This is in gVim on Windows. NERDTree is registering ../ and ./ links in every directory. By the -> I thought perhaps they were shortcuts/symlinks that got added to all my directories, however in ...
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Determine which software product a Microsoft Product Key activates

Without a product key being labelled, is there is any way to identify what Microsoft software product a given product key is meant to activate? Let's say for example I had the product key ...
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How to throttle performance of a VHD (Virtual Hard Disk )

I'd like to be able to throttle the performance of Reads/Writes on some of my disks. While I know it might be pretty difficult to control that on actual Physical disks, is there any tool which can ...
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What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
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Certificate not trusted over Win7 to Win7 Remote Desktop connection

I'm experiencing a certificate issue while connecting two Windows 7 machines together via Remote Desktop. I have installed the certificate, but I'm getting a message that says the cert is not trusted. ...
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How to undelette files/Folders with icacls on command line? [on hold]

For a developpement of an application, i need how unable formating of the flash drive where the app is copied, without (Readonly of diskpart) or if is it not possible, the good command line to execute ...
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Stubborn Startup Page

Just earlier I opened IE to go check my emails, etc... but my startup page is not google anymore as it previously was. The startup page was instead some "mystartsearches" thing which I had not ...
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Incorrect parameter error when using 7-zip from the command line in Windows

I am running the following command: 7z.exe a -t7z -m9=LZMA2 test.7z test.txt However, I get this error: System error:The parameter is incorrect. The error only occurs if I use the -m9=LZMA2 or ...
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Logging when someone connects or removes a USB device to/from a Windows machine

I am currently trying to find a way to log all of the connections and disconnections of USB devices from all of the Windows machines on our network. This information needs to automatically be logged ...
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Photoshop cs6 does not work anymore

I have a windows 7, 64 bit. I had an issue with my my pc, i scan it with malwarebytes, it removed about 9 viruses, i can't tell you what was removed, i accidentally emptied the quarantine. Since i ...
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How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
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HDD working on Mac but asks to be formatted on PC

I have a 1TB Toshiba external HDD, 2 years old. A few days ago it suddenly stopped showing up on my PC. Whenever I connect it, the system asks if I wish to format the HDD and I cannot access my years ...
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On Windows 7, how can I identify any folders that contain files that have not been updated in x years? [duplicate]

On Windows 7, how can I identify any folders that contain files that have not been updated in x years? I would like to clean up unused files/folders on network drives. Initially, I just need a list of ...
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Windows Virtual Machine not seen by host (Mac OS X) using VMWare Fusion

I installed Windows XP with VMware Fusion on my MacBook and while internet works, Windows can ping the Mac, etc. from the Mac or any other machine in the network we can not see the Virtual Machine. In ...
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IP network routing: restrict traffic on an interface

My PC has wired and wireless Ethernet. The wired port connects to a private network with no Internet access. the wireless port connects to a domain network with Internet access. The problem is that ...
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Find current Windows 8 desktop background

When I had Windows 7, I used this thread to add a functionality that lets me right click the desktop and click to find the background that is currently being used. However, ever since updating to ...
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chkdsk /f /r alternative in ubuntu linux

In windows os chkdsk /f /r will fix a hdd error automatically.i have lost access in my laptop though i am able to live boot into my laptop using linux.I have live boot ubuntu 14.04 and i am in a need ...
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Error installing shockwave player - can't close Norton popup window

I'm having the same problem as itmushroom. Adobe Shockwave Norton "Agree" button error Since I can't answer on his question because of my reputation, I'll try to clarify what he asked by ...
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Windows folder shows date modified, but no files inside relate to the time?

We have a process at work whereby files are copied on a regular basis across from one NAS to another. A strange occurence has been recently noticed whereby on the destination NAS the date modified ...
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How can I install an old version of Google Chrome

I have a specific requirement (probably silly!) for testing a browser of Chrome. I realize this requirement isn't the most logical, but politics being what they may I'd like to know the technical ...
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Why do I lose data speed on my desktop (WLAN) without loosing signal?

I am running Windows 7 SP1 and I’ve just bought a Wi-Fi card (plugged in pci on my motherboard) for my desktop. My wireless adapter is a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter TL-WN851ND (US TP-Link page in ...
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How to set the Windows network timeout for physically disconnected mapped drive?

When a network drive (net use) is physically disconnected, Windows Explorer (and other programs) keep trying to enumerate and/or use it for maybe 60 seconds. Is there some way to reduce this timeout ...
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Laptop's screen brightness momentary random changes while on battery mode

My laptop's screen brightness momentary adjusts when doings several things, like when loading a web page, when scrolling up/down, when maximizing or minimazing a window. These changes in brightness ...
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Password protect any folder without any third party software?

Just wanted to know, is it possible to password protect any confidential folder without any third party software? I am using Windows 7 x86 Professional Edition. But the folder i need to protect could ...
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Share folder (no matter what)

Question is the following. How do i share a folder to any user in any network & any homegroup.. Question might seem weird, but.. I keep having problems with this, cos sometimes it works, and ...
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how to launch a cmd exe at current working directory with shortcut? [duplicate]

My OS is Win7. When I need to open a cmd.exe at current working directory, I will press "shift" key and right click the screen and I will get "Open command window here". Is there any faster way?