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Can't connect to Wi-Fi after resuming from sleep

I've got a USB Wi-Fi adapter; every time when I resume my PC from sleep, the Wi-Fi adapter isn't working and Wi-Fi networks aren't shown in the list. I have to unplug/plug again the adapter every ...
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How to force Windows 7 to ask for a “fresh” IP address from DHCP server?

I'm troubleshooting a certain issue with my DHCP configuration, and need my Windows machine to ask for a "fresh" IP address, so I can see which address DHCP server gives by default. When I do ...
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How can I check through command-line the computer form(Desktop, notebook or All-in-one)?

For a very specific reason I need to check the computer form factor(Desktop, Notebook or All-in-one) remotelly, using a command through the command-prompt, powershell or vbs(Windows 7/8 systems). ...
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Git: Command not found Windows

I have downloaded and installed GIT from http://git-scm.com/download/win For some reason, in Cygwin and in Command prompt (Windows 8), the git command is not found. I selected the option for ...
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Can I use shortcuts from a directory in PATH?

I'd like to have a directory, add it to my PATH, and put shortcuts to executables in it. I've done it in a Linux and it worked so wonderfully, but it doesn't seem to work on Windows -- it just can't ...
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how to Portable Apps permanent file type association?

I have windows 7 64bit. I have many portable apps in my D Drive. PROBLEM: I was able to before, now I cannot associate my files (txt,docx,...any extension) to PortableApps[dot]com portable apps such ...
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Ping computers when not joined to a domain

I am trying to understand windows domains. We connected a computer to the network and pulled an IP address. We were then able to ping a web server, however when we issued a GET request via a web ...
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Lenovo Disk Partitions

My disk is partitioned as so: (Full sized image) ...And I'm a little confused, and have some questions: Would the recovery/EFI/OEM partitions not exist unless they are being used? If not, safe to ...
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Is typing %^ into cmd.exe a Windows easter egg?

When I typed %^ in cmd and pressed Enter, and it said: More? When I pressed Enter again, it gave the same response. Is this an Easter Egg? What is this?
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What is the point of “Share name” in printer properties if Windows won't use it? AD environment

So I set up all my printers in Windows Server 2012 Print Management. The printers have "internal" names like cdq.brother.mfc-8880 and mtp.hp.lmnop.123. But I gave them user-friendly share names like ...
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Is there a shortcut key to go to the next sibling folder in Windows Explorer (8.1)?

I'm going through a list of photo folders and keep on having to click on the next folder in the list. Is there a way to jump to the next sibling folder from the current folder with a keyboard ...
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I want to write a batch file to selectively delete a folder from list of folders

Image below shows the output/command line interface of what i am trying to achieve.
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Running SCP through PHP does not yield same result as CMD

I have a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation running an MSSQL server and PHP. My goal is to replicate tables from the MSSQLdatabase to a Debian Wheezy MySQL database. I have successfully ...
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Checking UAC Elevation of Running Process from Command Prompt

How can I use the command prompt (cmd.exe) to check if a process is running with UAC elevation / elevated privileges? If I were to use the Task Manager (taskmgr.exe), I could check by adding the "UAC ...
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Can't see disk in Windows explorer

I purchased a new 4TB HDD and put it in an enclosure for external use. I formatted that HDD using the disk management tool (as GPT rather than MBR) and assigned a drive letter to it. I was able to use ...
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What encoding parameters are used for the /Windows/Media sound files?

Specifically, what's the: Encoding (e.g. signed 16-bit PCM, 32-bit float, A-Law, 24-bit AWVW, VOX ADPCM, etc.) Byte order (e.g. little-endian or big-endian) Channel count (e.g. 1/mono, 2/stereo) ...
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How to exit MySQL command prompt?

I have installed MySQL. Now I am stuck inside the MySQL command prompt. I ran MySQL like this: C:\>mysql.exe mysql> Then I type in some invalid command like this: mysql> /version ...
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How to search for all junction links in a given directories and its subdirectories

I'd like to able to find all junction links on a whole drive or just given directory. Is it e.g. possible with the Total Commander search plugins? I just can't seem to find any decent solution for ...
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How to develop a software for folder locking in both Windows and Linux? [on hold]

I know for folder locking we can ecrypt a folder using winzip or winrar and it will work for both windows and linux. It is slightly tedious task. I want to make a software which will work for both ...
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Three Displays: HDMI(TV), VGA(LCD) and Laptop

I tried all combinations. If HDMI and VGA work, the laptop is blank, if Laptop and HDMI work, VGA is blank. And obviously, the third obvious combination. Computer Specification: INTEL 4000 SEries ...
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Running a Python script from the “Run” prompt

I thought this would be easy, but I've been struggling for a while. I have a Python script on my Windows machine called "myscript.py". I have it in a folder that's on my PATH, and I've added the ...
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how to concatenate files within each subdirectory using windows command prompt

I'm a newbie, a grad student, and frustrated!! I have tons of directories containing subdirectories and each subdirectory contains a bunch of .irf files (these are a DVR-type file). I am trying to ...
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Determine Key Used to Activate Windows 7

I have an OEM version of Windows 7 running on a Dell laptop, which was recently purchased and I'm unable to locate the Windows 7 key on the laptop or any material included with the laptop. The laptop ...
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How to kill/restart automatically a specific Windows application if it begins taking 100% CPU?

I have one program running in the background (so I can use a remote controller with my PC) but every now and then the program crashes and begins using 100% CPU (I have quad-core, so it's 25% CPU ...
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Is there a free alternative to RecoverKeys to recover Windows license keys from all computers on a network? [on hold]

Is there a free alternative to RecoverKeys to recover Windows license keys from all computers on a network from one computer?
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what is a handle in windows?

What is a handle? (please look at the following image) A handle is a generic OS term that can be a ticket to an operating system object. Each handle is unique and identifies each object. ...
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Windows desktop shortcuts with keyboard shortcut stopped working

I have a few shortcuts (.lnk) on the desktop, with in the properties dialog "Shorcut key:" values of "CTRL + ALT +" and a letter. For example "CTRL + ALT + N" to open a new e-mail. This worked great ...
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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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Save as dialog on mapped drive in Windows 8.1 slower than in Windows 8.0

Whenever i save a file on a mapped network drive, the directory seems to load very slow in Windows 8.1 whilst Windows 8.0 and lower opens the filelist very fast so you can save immediatly. Is this a ...
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Unable to connect to samba shared folder via windows

im new to linux and Samba. Aim Create a called Shared_folder which can be accessed by ALL users (group name = users). Therefore, in order to map the drive in windows, the user is promoted to enter ...
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Propagate Windows RDP Enablecredsspsupport Settings Across Domain

How do I disable the Enablecredsspsupport on a domain wide setting instead of going to every user to disable it ? Thanks.
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How can I run Hamachi as a service?

Many of you are probably aware that the free version of Hamachi no longer officially supports running as a service. Is there any way I could still get Hamachi to run as a service? I need to be able ...
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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 remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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Configure CNTLM for proxy requiring basic authentication

I am using the Windows 8 Release Preview, but most of the apps aren't working for me, as my institute's LAN connection is proxy based, that requires basic authentication. I need help in configuring ...
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All non-Windows executables cannot be run unless if in Windows 7 Compatibility Mode

I am not able to run any binary executable unless if I set it to run in Windows 7 compatibility mode. Essential Windows programs (i.e. anything default found under C:\Windows, such as explorer.exe, ...
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“TMGR is Missing” after repair-installing Windows XP

I have two OSes installed in my computer. - Windows XP Professional - Windows 7 Ultimate (Release Candidate 1/Build 7100) I used the Windows 7 boot loader by default to choose between OSes. When I ...
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How to find the real process that is generating traffic when using OpenVPN

A pretty easy thing to do so it seems but i'm struggling with it. I got some (Windows XP) clients connected via OpenVPN using bridged mode. Now suddenly I started to see higher traffic load from those ...
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Why does Windows 10 shut down hourly with “initiated power off on behalf of NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM - Other (Unplanned) Reason Code: 0x0”?

I'm using the Windows 10 preview on a couple of machines (a laptop, and a server-2012-hosted VM). On the VM, Windows shuts itself down about every hour and has to be restarted from the Hyper-V ...
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My notebook does'nt want to boot from ODD nor USB just from HDD

I have a Toshiba Satellite C650 notebook and I have a litlle problem. I would like to make a full Windows reinstall, but unfortunately the computer doesn't want to boot from ODD. I have tried a lot ...
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Why is the Windows standalone Slack app stuck at “reconnecting…”?

I prefer to run it outside the browser -- that way it has its own tab on the taskbar, as opposed to being 1 tab out of dozens in the browser. But since last Friday, it's been stuck on ...
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VirtualBox VM Rootkit Infection

What is the risk of having a host machine infected if a VirtualBox VM running on the host gets infected? Let's assume both run Windows 7.
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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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Incremental 1+5 Backup solution for Windows Server [on hold]

I'm searching for a backup solution, that fulfils the following requirements: Backup one folder to a SMB network drive Execute Pre/Post Backup Scripts (e.g. shut down DB server before starting the ...
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Windows 7 unable to launch java control panel

whenever I click on java control panel, nothing happens. I did C:\Windows\System32>control java.cpl still nothing happens. I installed Java 6 update 24(the latest update), did not help. how do I ...
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Please give alternative for sticky previews and OnTopReplica cause this both don't work in mine [on hold]

Please give alternative for sticky previews and OnTopReplica cause this both don't work in mine.
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Windows: Not showing a shared folder with no-access

A network shared folder KAISHA contains a bunch of folders Accounting IT Management etc... The shared folder is hosted by a Linux / Samba4 machine, that serves Active Directory as well. Clients ...
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Windows 7 Halt on Wake

Whenever I wake my Windows computer from 'Sleep', one of a variety of things happens: the system acts normally and I can perform tasks instantly without any problem I can perform tasks immediately ...
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Browser dialogs (Alert, Confirm, & Prompt) not longer working in Internet Explorer & Firefox on a specific Windows install

I have a particular install of Windows 7 that will not display the standard JavaScript dialogs from web browsers. e.g. These all fail, regardless how they are called on any site. javascript:alert('A ...
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How will I know when windows 10 is downlading? [on hold]

I would like to know when windows 10 will begin downloading today (6/19/2015). I've searched for this on the Windows website, but I have yet to find any information. Is there any kind of progress bar, ...