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Stop/start a Windows service with a specific path?

I would like to create some scripts (Windows Batch or PowerShell, whichever will work) that can stop and start services that have their binPath in a specific folder. It will speed things up when ...
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How to copy files pointed to (not the shortcut files themselves)

I have a folder containing shortcuts that point to files that are located in various directories and drives. I would like to copy the files pointed to (NOT the shortcut files themselves) to a single ...
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windows does not recognize HDD after reformating one partition

Good morning, I have 2 Hard Disk Drives on my Computer : On the first one, I have only windows 8.1 and unbuntu 14.04 installed (dual boot) The second HDD has 5 Partitions where I saved documents. ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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.bat file random open file for 1-5 file in folder

I need a script to run in a window to monitor my folder. When I put a jpg file in this folder, then the script running in the window should open that jpg file with photoshop droplet (.exe), wait for ...
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EaseUS Todo Backup freeze at strartup

I have bee n using EaseUS ToDo backup trial version for backing up my system for about more than 3 years. So far it has worked well. But recently i downloaded their version 8.3 that is latest version ...
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Error code 0x8000405- 0x2000c

Of recent, i could't open the windows store apps, so i decided to re install windows 8.1 pro, but it bounced back with the above error and re-installed the previous version. Any idea what could cause ...
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Starting Internet Explorer as a different user

My machine is a 'server workstation' running Windows Server 2003 connected to a domain. I have created a local user called StandardUser. I'm trying to run Internet Explorer 8 as this user by ...
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LAN settings “Bypass proxy server for local addresses” checks itself

The marked checkbox keeps checking itself every now and then. (See the screenshot below.) I have no idea why, but it is really annoying having to uncheck it every time I notice it turned itself back ...
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What is a Non Existing Process?

Today when I woke up my laptop, it was unresponsive but somehow I managed to open procexp. I realized that the Image path was not present The Parent Process was Non Existing One interesting thing ...
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Windows 8.1 installation - partitions

I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far ...
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Why are all of my *.exe and *.ink files blank?

I installed the Stardock Object Desktop Suite last week. It includes programs like Start8, WindowBlinds, WindowFX, Launch8, Fences, etc. I never had a problem with it in the past. But I uninstalled ...
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DNS not functioning on command line

I recently did a combination of Vagrant + VirtualBox stuff on my machine to try to get a virtualized Ubuntu install working. However, I had no luck with it so I just uninstalled everything. Ever since ...
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What does chkdsk do, exactly?

I have attempted to read a bit about chkdsk but I still don't conceptually understand what it does. From Microsoft: "Creates and displays a status report for a disk based on the file system. Chkdsk ...
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Does the Windows scheduler allocate equal length quanta to threads?

Is the time slice (quantum) that the Windows Kernel Dispatcher allocates to threads the same length for every thread, or does it base the size of quantum on the priority of the thread like Linux does? ...
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Windows 8.1 Administrator

I am evaluating Windows 8.1 for business purposes and there is one major drawback which I am running into. In Windows 7 our users normally turn UAC all the way off so that they can edit files on the ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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Is there any way to Install and Boot windows xp “or any other version” on usb flash disk

I have a computer with broken hard drive .. I can not get a new drive right now .. So , Can I install windows on an 8GB usb disk and boot from it ..or copy an installed windows to a flash disk and ...
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Connecting Windows PC to Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (Miracast)

I connected a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (Miracast receiver) to my TV sitting right next to the PC. It works flawlessly from my Android phone, but I'm unable to connect to it from my custom ...
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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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Windows Batch File Rename Multiple Periods

I am simply basically trying to copy a file such as X.TWO.THREE to DATE.X.TWO.THREE. X is a constant while the date will be added in the future. For now I was using a constant for that as well. When ...
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Is typing %^ into cmd.exe a Windows easter egg?

I typed %^ in cmd, and it said: More? When I pressed Enter it gave the same response. What is this?
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Login as Administrator on Windows OEM installation

I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an used laptop I'm about to sell. The laptop needs to have a few drivers installed to work properly, but I don't want to create any user account on it. I ...
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Installed Programs on Windows 7

Kids have installed/downloaded a lot of programs on computer. What are the necessary programs I need to make Windows 7 run correctly and quicker or how do I know what programs came with computer?
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Create image as a internal link in word file (saved in pdf format) (using ms-word10)

I made a Word document, is which I created a link as text. In the same way, I created images as a link, which only work when I convert it into the PDF format. Does anyone know why my links do not ...
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How to determine which program is making a certain sound in windows 7?

I'm experiencing an annoying "female robotic" sound effect saying "loading complete" at uncertain interval in windows 7. I want to shut down that noise for good. To do that, I have to determine which ...
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cmd taskkill command multiple tasks / exceptions nested

I'm using windows 7 prof and I was trying to write unique command I can use for killing the tasks in case my OS gets freezing (what I also see very useful for more admins) What I need to do is to nest ...
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batch cannot set variable inside `if` if value contain `(` or `)`

I had created a batch program to add ffmpeg whenever I want through command prompt and had stored that batch in System32 folder. set loc=C:\Program Files\ffmpeg\bin if exist "%loc%" ( set ...
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Find all MKV files and remove all subtitles

I'm currently looking at a Windows program called mkvmerge. I would like to create a batch file to find all MKV files recursively from a specified path, and remove all subtitles from the MKV files ...
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Why is my mouse lagging over Thunderbird email or folder pane?

In Thunderbird 31.5.0 I noticed an annoying mouse delay/stutter when mousing over the email list or folder pane. At the same time I see a CPU spike of about 25% (older WinXP dual core system). Why ...
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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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How to find (or sort into sub-folder) multiple TIFF images with layers and/or transparency?

I have a folder with many TIFF files which I need to convert to JPEG. However some of the files have layers and/or transparency and these I don't want to convert. So how can I move these TIFF files ...
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Need a formula for Leap Year

I need a formula by which I can find by entering a date whether that financial year has a leap year or not. Let's say if I entered date as 03/01/2015 then it should be consider a Leap Year as ...
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Windows command to display all IP addresses

I know there is a single line of a command and its arguments that can help display all computer IP addresses (those that are being used) on a LAN, and my computer is also a client, as one of those ...
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Update font on Windows

I want to update DejaVu Sans Mono font on windows because my version of font doesn't have U+FE65 glyph ("small greater-than sign"), while on my linux box I have this glyph in that font. So I ...
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How to protect files/folders from being copied/moved/deleted/cut on windows

I need to share data on an external drive that will be handed over to someone else, and I would like to achieve the following: (1) protect all the files and folders from being ...
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How will the Win10 free upgrade work?

I have a laptop with Win7 that I would like to upgrade to Win10, but if I install Win7 and then upgrade to Win10 through the Windows Update manager (When available), is my license key then added as a ...
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How can I solve Windows PPTP VPN issues?

I'm having persistent problems with Windows PPTP VPN connections. The VPN appears up whilst the tunnel won't transfer traffic (ping to a remote IP within the VPN works for a while, and then fails). ...
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Remember reading pane view size in Outlook

With the reading pane, I often resize the vertical line to the right to give more space for my message on the left as the below snapshot. When I restart the application, I always have to resize it. ...
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Remove substring from absolute path windows script

I am new to windows scripts and I have the absolute path like- /bin/debug/test/abc.xyz.dll and I want to remove the file name and get only path like output: /bin/debug/test/. How should I do that?
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How to know the compression level of a PNG file and whether it is lossy?

Can I know whether a PNG file was compressed and how (at least, whether it was a lossless compression) in Windows? When I open the standard file properties dialog from the Windows Explorer, I see no ...
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Equivalent to ^D (in bash) for cmd.exe?

Is there an equivalent key-stroke for exiting a command prompt on Windows (launched via Start->Run : cmd) to the bash standby of Ctrl-d to prevent needing to type exit to leave the shell?
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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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Not able to see my hard drive in windows explorer?

but when i go to computer management and open the external hard drive(drive H) it opens from there
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Installed Paragon HFS+ for Windows 8, now my pc won't recognize the external firewire drive

I'm not incredibly knowledgeable about computers and I really need some help. Just got a Seagate external firewire drive this morning. I downloaded the necessary pc driver (Paragon HFS+ for Windows ...
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Is there a way to make Windows (or Firefox at least) TYPE text that is copied? [closed]

I have to make changes to a graphing application. Part of these changes involves searching for a specific server in a dropdown menu that has over 900 entries. Firefox allows you to start typing in ...
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Copying Windows Installation to another HD

I have a new HD in my laptop and made a big mistake... i installed debian first and need windows also for some programms which will not run under wine or in VM, so i wanted to install windows now on ...
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Remove all entries from location/address bar in Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2?

I want to clear all the files/folders Ive been to that if you click the drop down arrow next, to the right, of the address/location bar in Windows 8.1/Windows Server 2012 R2, show. How can I do this ...
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can't run 'wget|curl|git clone' or 'irb' in MobaXterm

A collegaue recommended me to try out MobaXterm (Personal) for my *nix on Windows (7) needs. It's promissing but I have the following problems: although I had installed ruby (tried the apt-get and ...
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Computer does not boot after changing hdd and reverting back

1) I have an existing HDD in my computer that dual boots linux and windows using the traditional bios way. 2) I then took out the existing HDD and swap in a new HDD to install linux on it with uefi. ...