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How to quickly change DNS servers as needed (instead of manually changing) on Windows

My country (Turkey) is blocking almost all adult-content-containing websites. I can work around this by changing the DNS, but it's too much work :) Any alternatives? Or a way to quickly change (and ...
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How to run a .exe file in command prompt

I don't know much about command prompt, or how it is used, but I want to get a code to access a program of mine and I wants me to open a .exe file with command prompt and input my ID so I can get the ...
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Upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10, Window Search service no longer starts

I recently upgraded Windows 7 to Windows 10. The biggest issue I have now is that the Windows Search service no longer works, making the Start menu mostly unusable. If I go to Indexing Options in the ...
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Easiest way to encrypt multiple hard drives?

What is the best way to encrypt multiple separate hard drives? I have a Windows 7 desktop computer with multiple drives for various media- boot drive, video game HD, media HD, a Raid setup - and I ...
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remmina for windows - VNC through SSH, just one program, not two (not putty plus VNC client)

Remmina has the ability to establish a VNC through SSH. No additional program needed. Is there a program (just one prog!) for windows? I am specifically referring to one program, and one program ...
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How do I locate and move image files by parameters/characteristics in an automated manner?

I have received a large set of images. Some in greyscale, others in color. They are all in a mix of tiff, png, jpeg, etc... They are all in my local drive. My objective is to separate those images by ...
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Remove string thats contains only digits

Looking for a way to remove strings that contains only digits. so: 2983398 text1 2323323221 text2 9554 will be: text1 text2
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Install Windows (overwriting Linux)?

I need to install Windows. My netbook came with Windows 8 and then I put Linux Mint on it (overwriting Windows). I am now trying to reinstall Windows. I have put the Win8 iso on a USB with the default ...
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How can I get rid of Windows 10? [on hold]

Windows 10 sucks. My computer was running fine and I decided to update it with a free version of Windows 10 and it messed up my whole machine. It will not even boot and cannot fix the problem when it ...
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Test disk write speed on existing partition

I want to benchmark write speeds on a disk in an existing server setup. I suspect there is a problem with the write perf of the controller. Benchmarks I have tried (SiSoft Sandra, HDTune) report that ...
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Failing script producing extra folder

I've run into an error that I'm not able to understand and fix despite extensive web searches over the past few days. I have a SetupComplete.cmd script under this location ...
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Can I use the windows key again?

My laptop, which was bought 4 years ago, has a windows 7 home premium key on its back. 2 years ago, I formatted my entire hard disk and installed windows 8. However, I want to go back to windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 SP1 stuck on updating, Windows 10 installer does the same

So for some unknown reason, Windows refuses to load updates, and refuses to give an error when no internet is connected. Running the Windows update trouble shooter states that there is an error, but ...
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Can't Sign into Cortana?

I upgraded to Windows 10 about 5 days ago, everything is working but I cant sign into Cortana. I went through the whole process and did everything correctly. But when Cortana tells me to sign in and I ...
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Can I install the same copy of Windows (same product key) onto a different drive on the same computer and switch between them with the BIOS boot menu?

Right now I have two HDDs (for storage) and two SSDs (for OS) in my computer. On the older 64 GB SSD, I have Windows 10 installed, along with a bunch of video production software and related tools ...
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Move Windows 8.1 installation to another PC - is it possible to avoid a re-install & just move the hard drive?

Last year I've installed a clean copy of Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1) on a new laptop. This process was challenging because the laptop included Windows 8 pre-installed (plus bloatware), and my ...
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Mac and Windows Server 2008-based SSTP VPN. Does it work?

Does anyone know how to set up a Mac with a Windows Server 2008 SSTP VPN? Is it even supported? We have said VPN installed here, and I need to know if we can have Macs as well as Linux clients working ...
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Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
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How do priorities work on task-manager and when should/n't I set this?

I've been setting some processes priority in order to see what it actually happens, but, guess what... Nothing; it all runs the same way... I found on Google that priorities are not really linked ...
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Is there a way to “hack” windows 10 to use its entire CPU power in one task or process?

I work with applications like Blender, and, according to "Task Manager" and "Resource Monitor", windows uses less than 40% CPU (at most, with the option below) and less than 30% memory when I render a ...
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Windows: Completely remove Action Center icon

Personally, the Action Center in Windows (that annoying white flag in the notification area, always telling you to repent and change the way you administrate your system) is one of the things I ever ...
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How does Windows know if a program is not responding?

How does Windows know if a program is not responding? Does it constantly keep polling all running applications?
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How can I find out what region code a DVD is in on my Windows PC?

How can I find out what region code a DVD is in on my Windows PC? I use AnyDVD so the DVD plays regardless, so I'm not sure whether the region code on the DVD packaging is correct or whether it is ...
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How to identify terminated Windows process if I still have its PID?

Background: In the middle of my work, license agreement for installing "Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center" suddenly appeared. I'd like to understand what process launched the setup, but using ...
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Amending a custom context menu command for moving files to a custom Dropbox folder

How do I change this context menu command to open a single explorer window even if multiple files have been selected? The code below effectively moves the files selected to a custom folder in ...
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Get list of installed applications from Windows command line

I once saw a guy run a command and got a list of all installed applications on his computer. How do I do this? I would like a list of my currently installed applications. I believe he used WSH ...
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Disconnect Windows Account from Computer's local account on Windows 10

There is a really good answer here for disconnecting my computer from Microsoft when I had Windows 8.1. I am now upgraded to Windows 10. Is the fix the same? I cannot even access my computer ...
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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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Unable to install fonts on Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 x64 Pro and I'm unable to preview or install fonts. When I try to preview a font (double click or Right Click >> Preview), I get an error message that reads "The requested ...
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Decrypting WiFi password with Win XP regedit file?

I'm having problem with decrypting Windows XP wireless password (WPA2), I am supposed to retrieve WPA2 password from regedit file which I have already recovered from fotmatted partition. I have ...
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Windows 10 Start Right-Click Context Menu Items Don't Open

Updated from 8.1 to 10 today. Worked fine in 8.1. As the title suggests when I right-click my Start bottom left and want to open anything in the Context menu (Power Options, Event Viewer etc.) it ...
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Vagrant up failed to mount folders in Linux Guest

I have some issues with Vagrant shared folders, my base system is Windows 8.1 Pro. My VirtualBox version is 5.0. The box comes from PuPHPet. I do not understand why I have this error is something ...
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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Windows 7 fails to start in any mode. What to do?

A few days ago my copy of windows 7 stopped booting up. I've tried accessing it normally, in safe mode, in safe mode with command prompt, as well as running the start up recovery tools. None have ...
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Laptop booting several times before really starting

So my laptop (Acer Aspire E15) with Intel Celeron Processor doesn't boot properly. When I press the start button the blue light turns on and it makes some sounds as if the computer will turn on but ...
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Windows 10 not turning on

My windows 10 is not turning. I installed windows 10 after that I shut it down and I turned it on again. There is a blue background and a loop that is turning around and round. Please help me it is ...
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Windows Volume Icon

Just a quick query on the windows volume control icon which is displayed at the upper left corner of screen when you change the volume. When I have fullscreen programs open like games, this icon does ...
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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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Windows 10 “The remote procedure call failed” error when opening image with Photos app

Every time I try to open an image with the default Photos app in Windows 10, it shows a black window and after a few seconds I get this error: Then the app closes and the image doesn't show up. If ...
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CMD Batch file virtually press the enter key

I am working in a manufacturing company. We manufacture PCB for HDD. Each PCB need to be loaded with firmware in manufacturing process. I would open the application the i would browse for the suitable ...
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Ghost boot disk on a pen drive

I am in process of ghosting several windows 7 machines. I have disk but no pc comes with floppy drives. So I need an external so I was hoping to create a bootable pen drive with ghost. I have the ...
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unable to access internet from windows in VMware guest OS

I'm using windows 7. I have installed vmware. In vmware i have installed guest OS(windows). Now i want to access internet in my guest OS. How can i access? Please suggest me. Thanks in advance.
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Streaming audio from windows to linux using PulseAudio

I have Linux box with Ubuntu + PulseAudio network server installed. I can stream audio from my laptop (with Linux installed too) to the box over local network. I've recently installed Windows 7 into ...
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VMware Workstation keyboard shortcut?

When working in full screen mode, I'd like a way to quickly switch between host and VM using a toggle key. How can I do this? Thanks.
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How to enable PCM audio through optical out on a MacBook Pro

I have a Belkin Digital Optical Cable + Adapter running from an off-brand sound bar. I can connect the other end of the toslink cable to my TV and it works well. However, I can't get sound from my ...
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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 uninstall https_Downloader.exe/BitComet entirely?

I was trying to test out my vpn to see if they allow p2p/torrent. So I installed Bitcomet temporary and did a sample download. After I was done I uninstalled Bitcomet using there default uninstaller. ...
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Sound lost after running CCleaner

After running CCleaner, I've a very strangle problem with my audio device : If I start the computer with the headphone's jack plugged in, I'll only have sound with the head phone, the laptop's ...
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How do I compile gVim.exe as a 64 bit executable? (Windows 8)

Very straight-forward question. I have downloaded mingw32 and the Vim source code and I have edited Make_mind.mak to use the correct Python version and location. I'm located in the src directory and I ...
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Deleting a Service in Windows that refuses to 'delete'

I reviewed this link: Deleting a service But when I tried to apply it to some crapware service, it did not work: SC DELETE Foolish Insect "Foolish Insect" "Shaky Bother" "Silly City" are the ...