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Windows updates failure configuring updates

I recently got a new computer and when i try to install the updates i get the following error "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" this issue is really annoying because i can ...
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Getting the pages count from a printer through command line

I'm planning to automate the process of getting the page count collection of every single printer connected to the network (about 40 printers). Right now I'm using SmartDeviceMonitor for Admin (by ...
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Cannot uninstall netbeans 7.3? On windows 8?

I have netbeans 7.3 installed on my laptop, and it is really bugging me because I cannot uninstall it! If I try to remove it from windows 8 add/remove programs, I get the error; The specified target ...
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Change Bitlocker Recovery Key

Is there any way to change the Bitlocker Recovery Key?
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Is there any way to auto-unlock a bitlocker OS drive without a TPM?

I'd like to encrypt the system drive on my desktop computer, but I routinely use it remotely so I don't want to be stuck putting in a password or USB stick on boot. My primary concern is with someone ...
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How can I add, from another operating system, a script for execution on the next Windows boot?

Also known as: adding a script on some Windows startup without booting it I have a multiple operating systems computer, one of them is Windows, and I would like to add some .cmd script to the ...
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Remote Desktop cannot connect to the remote windows 8 computer from windows 7

I have computer with installed windows 8 pro at home. This computer plugged in to router via LAN cable. I configured remote desktop on this computer: System Properties -> Remote -> Allow remote ...
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There is a “$REYCLE.BIN” folder in my external hard drive; can I delete it?

There is a "$REYCLE.BIN" folder in my external hard drive; can I delete it? What do I need to do?
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Batch Issue - Creating folders and Moving Documents

I’m trying to create a batch script in Windows 7 that will look at the first 6 numbers of 100s of pdf, create a folder based on the 6 unique numbers and move the pdfs into their respected folders. ...
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How to remove “System File” attribute from a file without command prompt?

Is it possible to take away a file's "system" file attribute without using command prompt? Basically, I want to do this: attrib "folder" -s attrib "file" -s without using command prompt, or a batch ...
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How to search the entire hard drive for files modified on a particular date?

I picked up a virus a few hours ago, and have identified one of its files. I know the exact minute that the virus was installed, and would like to search my entire hard drive for files modified in ...
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Scenario - NTFS Symbolic Link or Junction?

Differences ┌───────────────┬──────────┬──────────┬──────┬───────────┬─────┐ │ │ Absolute │ Relative │ File │ Directory │ UNC │ ...
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How to uninstall an old Windows installation from 2nd drive that appears in boot menu?

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my new Vertex 3 240 GB SSD. However, my old Windows installation is haunting me as I am unable to delete the files, and it appears in boot menu. Now, I am not a ...
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My browser's default font seems to have become Arial Black. How can I fix it?

I'm facing a strange issue whereby ALL the browsers on my home computer (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, Opera) are defaulting to Arial Black. The font settings are normal - Times New Roman, Arial, ...
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Different USB device behaviour on two machines

I have DVR which connected to PC via mini-USB cable. When I connect it to my home PC, DVR turns on, Windows makes the "recognize device" sound and then DVR turns off. If I connect DVR to my laptop, ...
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How do Windows NT-based operating systems address devices?

I'm confused with notation like multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\... and \Device\HardDisk1\DR1 \Device\Video0 I see these addresses only in the context of Windows NT-based operating systems ...
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Triple-boot macbook on multiple hard drives

I own a Macbook Pro thats original HDD has been replaced with a SSHD, and the optical drive removed and replaced with a second SSHD. I have OS X installed to the drive in the optical bay, and Windows ...
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Got two refurbished computers with “wiped” hard drives. Can't install Windows 7

I received two computers, and they are both having identical problems. I am booting from USB and I see the hard drive, but I get this message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or ...
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How to add command line arguments to command line arguments in Windows shortcut?

I know I can add a command line argument/option to a shortcut this way; for example: "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe" www.a.com So IE will connect to a.com when it starts up. What ...
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How can I find the FULL PATH for a file that is located in the “Program Files” (Win8)

I'm having trouble finding the full path for an executable file in Windows 8. I tried the "hold shift, right click, and copy as path" method. But that doesn't seem to work with .exe files in the ...
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Batch file XCOPY cannot find existing directory

I'm writing a small batch file to copy my C# project to another drive. I'm using XCOPY to copy an entire folder (We have some XP machines still, so robocopy isn't an option). However, when I run the ...
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Why won't my Windows 8 desktop icons show?

After I restart my computer and go to my desktop, my startup items begin to load but none of my desktop items load unless I right click for some reason. I'll right click, get the loading icon ...
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How can I completely delete files and folders without a trace?

I want to delete all files and folders completely so that users cannot recover the deleted files or folders. How can I do this?
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Disable Shutdown Event Tracker from Command Line

How can I disable the windows shutdown event tracker from the command line? I've seen that I can disable it by editing the registry, but I am hoping there is another way. Thank you!
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How do I swap back my audio device?

It seems my microphone and speaker devices are swapped somehow. (Note that this device can detect whether my mic is unplugged/ plugged in) I cannnot input sound using my microphone However, when ...
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How to enable/disable audio device with hotkey?

How would I add a hotkey to toggle on/off an audio device of choice in Windows 7 x64? Here is an image of Windows 7 sound dialog window > playback tab to audio devices.
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Easy way to trace hardware events in Windows?

My Windows machine is acting kind of funny. Every once in a while the screen gets really laggy, as does the sound, and a bunch of device connected/device disconnected sounds start firing. This ...
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Identify an unidentified device in windows 7 without opening up the computer? [duplicate]

If I go to Device Manager and click on the device I am trying to connect, the device properties does not always (almost never) list the actual device name and model. Is there any way to identify ...
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Multiple File Splitting in Windows or Linux

We have a 21TB LUN full of images that are approx 600K in size in multiple sub folders on the disk. We are trying to split the 21TB LUN into 8 smaller LUNs that are about 2.6TB a piece in order to ...
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64-bit (x64/amd64) git client for Windows 7

Is there a 64-bit command-line git client for windows (with precompiled binaries)? I have been using msysGit (32-bit) but it will not store files larger than 2GB. I hear that this restriction does ...
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Can't connect to network on Windows 7 (Wireless or Wired)

I'm helping a friend that can't connect to the internet through a hard wired connection or through wireless. It's a laptop, that usually connected fine through both. The error is that the WiFi bars ...
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Is there a way to convert a non-Chocolatey installed program into a Chocolatey installed one?

I have a few programs that have been installed using non-Chocolatey methods (.msi packages, setup.exe, etc.). I have recently started using Chocolatey and would like to use it to update these ...
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Print job leaves queue but document isn't printed

I'm dealing with an HP Deskjet F380 All-in-One printer. It's connected via USB to a desktop running Windows 7 Enterprise x64. If I attempt to print something like a web page or a word document, the ...
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Can I allow open access, for all users, to all files on my PC?

My wife and I share a PC, but use separate user names. We put all photos into a C:\Family folder. Whenever I copy any files to this folder (from SD card, downloads, etc), she cannot open those ...
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Random IO error with NAS

We currently have really mysterious error with our NAS (Synology DSM). We have multiple workstation with Windows 7 64 bits / Windows 8 64 bits. In multiple program we have IO error or file not found ...
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How to remove the meta data of all files within a folder and it's sub folders?

When a right click a file and hit details, it shows me Date created, date modified, owner, and computer. I have a folder that I want to send to someone. Basically I want to remove the Date created, ...
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How to save image as 32-bit BMP?

I have an image with alpha channel, I need to save it as 32-bit BMP. However, Microsoft Paint doesn't allow saving as 32-bit, only 24-bit. I have Photoshop CS5, but it also doesn't have the option to ...
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Cisco E2000 multiple guests access

If I have one guest it works fine but if a second guest is on, the first guest is automatically disconnected. What can I do to fix that?
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How manage remote desktop accsss

I'm developing desktop application, and this app is available for all users on remote server (Windows Server 2008R2). For every user I have to create new windows account with remote desktop ...
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Unable to access \\machinename\c$ disk guest account by default is set in login

When I try to access a computer I need to administer on the network (\\hostname\c$) I cannot put credentials administrator and password. Instead, I get a default guest account and am unable to change ...
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Enabling OpenVPN in Windows

I'm trying to establish a VPN from my Windows 8 machine to a server running OpenVPN. I have all certificates, key and configuration file set up. OpenVPN GUI works fine and says "client is now ...
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How to close all file handles under a given folder programatically?

I was wondering if there is a command-line tool that allows me to close all file handles that are open under a specific folder. I have tried ProcessExplorer, Unlocker and similar tools, but they ...
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Is it safe to delete Windows post installation files?

I have Windows XP installed on the first partition and the second partition is empty. I also have an external hard drive plugged in. I installed Windows Vista on the second partition and now my ...
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Github for windows not working after install

Today I have installed Github For Windows. I had installed Github For windows earlier and at that time it worked fine but due to some reason I had to uninstall it. Today when I installed Github again ...
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Which free tools can I use to transfer files over a terminal services session? (win 2003)

Is there a free (as in free beer) software to send files over a terminal services session ? I'm already aware of non-free tools like TSFTP for example I'm using windows server 2003 R2.
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MS Word document not responding

I am facing problem with MS Word lately. Have installed the software again, but no help. Problem: When we open any word document, document opens with not responding in the brackets next to the file ...
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compare 2 arrays eg. csv

i would like to know if it is possible to compare 2 list via shell. The setup: List "A" with about 6000 entries List "B" with about 300 entries Is it possible to detect wich are duplicate and wich ...
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IE/Chrome add permanent SSL certificate exception?

How can I add a permanent SSL certificate exception for certain websites? These sites have certificates signed by some root CA which I do not want to trust. When I tried to manually install the ...
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How to split and combine files?

How to split and combine files in Windows? I need to split large files into several small sized files and then combine them after I transfer them to another box. I'm fine with doing this on the ...
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Which files are opened by a specific application?

Is there a way to list all files that are currently opened by a specific process in Windows? I mean files that got have an fopen, but never got an fclose by a specific process. I tried to use ...