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Win7 keyboard isnt working

Win7 thinks my usb razer blackwidow ultimate is a mouse HID compliant mouse, help if you can its plugged into usb 2.0 and I have razer synapse (drivers) thanks in advance
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How to configure rsync to backup a windows XP partition while running linux

I have a dual boot configuration with an XP partition and a Linux partition. The linux partition is my primary one and the XP one is just for gaming/running Windows-only software that's pretty much ...
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Run Spyder as a ConEmu tab

Is it possible to run Spyder ([I]Python IDE) inside a ConEmu tab? I use Notepad++ as an external editor in Far Manager & it runs inside one since I've added -new_console to my external editor ...
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Custom Windows shell hosted on the network

We have a custom kiosk-style executable that we are using as a shell on Windows 8.1 machines. We'd like to host it on the network so that it's easy to update as desired. The problem we have is that ...
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How to add commands of windows to local shell of XShell 4

XShell is a very powerful tools to ssh remote computers such as Unix/Linux. And it has built some internal commands for you to run within your Windows. Xshell:\> help Internal Commands: new: ...
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NTFS permissions issue? Part of group which has access, but denied

My account is part of Domain Admins, which is part of local machines Administrators group. Such as: MYDOMAIN\Domain Admins, is added to MY-LOCAL-PC\Administrators I gave FULL CONTROL access to a ...
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Trigger an event when Computer is added to Active Directory

Maybe this is a dumb question, but i'm going to ask i anyway ;) I need to run a script whenever a Computer is added to my Active Directory. The easiest way to do this i figured, was to bind a task to ...
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What are Inbound and Outbound Rules for Windows Firewall?

Can anybody explain what are the inbound and outbound rules regarding Windows Firewall? What is their significance? Are they useful even when Windows Firewall is off?
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...
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A command like Linux `tail` in PowerShell?

How can I replicate the behaviour of Linux's tail in PowerShell? I'm running an application that writes a log file (error.log) and I would like to see the last lines from it as well as keep the ...
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How do you shutdown or restart a Windows computer over a Remote Desktop connection?

When I connect to my Windows 7 desktop computer via Remote Desktop (MSTSC.exe), the options under the Start Menu are "Log Off" (the default), "Lock", and "Disconnect". How do I restart (or shutdown)?
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What is the command line way of sending files to the recycle bin?

Is there a command line program that can send files to the recycle bin? This is on XP and Vista.
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Multiple find and replace in a word document

I want to do a series of find and replace operations. Unfortunately, the documents I have to work on are in Word (.docx) format so I cannot script this. These are book chapters so formatting is ...
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How to disable sleep mode via CMD?

With only the command prompt, is it possible to disable sleep mode when closing the lid of a laptop?
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System does not boot DVD drive in secure boot/UEFI mode

I had to disable Secure Boot and enable Legacy Support to be able to boot a Windows 8.1 64bit DVD from the CD drive in the BIOS menu to install Windows. Is there any reason why this happens? Is there ...
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Windows 8.1 wont validate my product key

Windows 8.1 wont validate my product key - It worked up until today and now says I need to activate Windows and wont recognise my product key
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Is there any way to change the default shortcuts for default Windows programs?

I have Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in Portuguese and honestly, after over 13 years using computers, I still bang my head into the wall with the default shortcuts. Just to showcase the madness: Every ...
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Delete huge number of files on Windows

I have a directory that contains millions of sub-directory and trillions of files. And now I have to clear it. Saying trillion, I'm not talking about file size, but the number of files. I've tried ...
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Windows 7 64-bit System Repair Loop

My system is stuck on System Repair Loop. The Windows System Repair fails to repair with error "Missing OSLoader" I tried to fix with a solution suggested in a Windows forum: Automated Startup Repair ...
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Page numbers in a PDF are off, how can I change them?

I have a digital edition of textbook I bought. The pages are numbered from 1 - 570. As a result, when I search page 68, it shows page 51 as the first pages originally in the textbook aren't numbered ...
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In Windows, how to search in a specific Wi-Fi channel?

In Linux, it is possible to "keep searching" in a specific channel (using airodump-ng): airodump-ng -c 5 mon0 if I keep searching in a channel for more than 10 seconds, I notice that some new APs, ...
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Plotting a scatter plot with 2 text axes [on hold]

I will like to plot a scatter but for both x- and y-axes should be texts and not numbers. Those any has an idea how such a graph could be plotted. I saw such a graph in UN water report 2012. thanks
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Automatically enable telnet services with batch

Even after installing telnet it will not work until you go services.msc and enable Telnet by changing the setting to automatic. Is there a way I can do this preferably with cmd or otherwise with ...
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Get Notified of Errors in Windows Event Log

I wrote a powershell script to make a database dump that I plan on having run nightly with Windows Task Scheduler. It outputs to a log file so I can make sure everything is working, but I want to be ...
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Computer not booting, black screen, no beeps

I bought a pre-owned computer on Ebay. It booted fine, had to reset due to it not detecting USB mouse, but it detected the USB keyboard. Booted fine again, then I tried to install Ubuntu Desktop, when ...
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Determine when Windows was installed on a computer

Is it possible to check the date when Windows was installed on a PC and if so how?
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Laptop gets sudden artifact screen and restarts with a strong fan

I have a HP probook 5330m. Whenever I run applications like photoshop or play a game, I get this flickering, distorted (green & pink) artifact screen along with a bursting sound, like a tv loosing ...
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Reinstalling Windows 8.1 PS/2 keyboard and mouse drivers

While troubleshooting PS/2 keyboard and mouse problems in Windows 8.1, in Device Manager I uninstalled the grayed out "Microsoft PS/2 Mouse" and "Standard PS/2 Keyboard" and rebooted. Those drivers ...
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Generate table of contents with links for GitHub markdown with pandoc

How to generate table of contents with links for GitHub markdown with pandoc? I tried pandoc -f markdown_github --toc -s -S README.md -o new.md It does create a table of contents but it has no link ...
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How to boot Windows ISO installation using PXE (without Windows AIK or whatever)

I have a Linux PXE server. Can boot into Linux ISO installers using PXE with no problems. But how can I do it with Windows ISO? Just start the installation. Without creating some stuff (winpe) under ...
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Evaluate %PATH% as the system-scope environment variable exclusively

In Windows' command line, echo %PATH% appears to merge the system and the user variables PATH in such order before printing. That seems reasonable, but I would also like to be able to print only the ...
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Is there any way to automatically decrease subwoofer volume at night?

I'm using both Windows and Ubuntu, so a solution for either (or both!) would be great! I live in an apartment complex, and love to listen to bassy music and watch movies. My neighbors are fine with ...
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Printing to two Printers at the same time

I have two thermal receipt printers installed on a PC. Is there a way to print to two printers at the same time? Using Windows XP. It will be printed via browser.
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Something I'm not “getting” about SSH keys: OS portability (Mac to Windows, etc.)

Let's say I create SSH keys in a Mac to connect to my remote server. My server has my public key. My Mac has my private key. So far so good. A few days later, I want to connect to my server by ...
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Where does Skype store the avatar pictures of my contacts?

I'd like to know where does Skype running on Windows 7 store the profile pictures of my contacts and how can I access them on my PC?
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Symlink.exe always asking for permission when creating a new directory

I use link shell extension for windows extensively, as it's a really neat tool. However every time I want to create a new folder on any partition of mine, symlink.exe asks for admin permissions. It ...
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Using git through cygwin on windows 8

I've got a windows 8 dev preview (not sure if it's relevant, but I never had this hassle on w7) machine and I'm trying to clone a git repo from github. The problem is that my ~/.ssh/id_rsa has 440 ...
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Copy Command with “%” in path name

I am trying to write a bat file to copy some files into a new directory (which exists). Here is my command: copy ".\050-9800-JJJ-DSC-BAW-MEE-00019-01*.pdf" "T:\201201.00 TCO - Tengiz, ...
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Can't Use Switchable Graphics

I can't get my switchable graphics cards working on my Acer 4820TG laptop. It came installed with Windows 7, but I've installed the RTM build of Windows 8. I have to keep the "Graphics" setting on the ...
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So I accidently ICACLS *.* /DENY MYUSER:(W) /T on system32

Please help I can't even open notepad I was trying to do it on D:\windows Any way to restore all permissions to default? Update: I fixed it running the "system repair" boot opt.
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What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
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Network share readonly for Java Application

We have a windows server with Windows 2008 R2 SP1. This server provides a network share, let's call it Data. The permissions are set to Read/Write for all domain users. Multiple PCs (PC1 to PC4) in ...
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How can I repair my hard drive without losing files?

In short. I have problems with accessing files on my hard drive. I also assume that it is not a hardware problem (it is more on the "software level"). I would like to know if there are ways (Linux ...
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Tap Win Adapter installs every start of Win 8.1 a new TAP adapter apears

I have a problem since nearly 2 or 3 month now. Every time I start win 8.1 64 Bit a new Tap Win32 Adapter OAS and a V9 Tap adapter appears in the system and my internet is getting worse. Can somebody ...
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Sound Mixer on Windows to mix sound over several output devices

I am looking for software that primarily let me mix sound over all devices, sound-cards etc. For example to have sound mixed over a blue-tooth headset and laptop speakers. It should also be possible ...
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How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How ...
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Can't access/share Homegroup folders

I have 1 system where everyone is able to access read/write to the homegroup folders. However, every other system can not access each others and the one system that all the other systems can ...
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How to avoid keyboard layout automatically changing on windows

I have two input languages in my language bar (windows xp). The problem is that windows likes changing between them without any intervention. That's really annoying! I know about the shortcuts and ...
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How did I manage to combine O and c to © in PuTTY?

Today's mystery: I was going to type the word "Och", meaning "and" in Swedish. However, I ended up with ©h, and I don't know why, and I cannot reproduce it. The chain of software is as follows. ...
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Back-up Windows 8 installation and license

I currently have a dual-boot with Linux 14.04 and Windows 8. I am going to remove my Win 8 partition, since I don't really use it. Still, I would like to keep my Win 8 license/activation key (Win 8 ...