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Switch between windows by title

Doing Alt-Tab is great, but once you have 20 windows open it can be a nightmare. Is there any solution that would allow switching between open windows by their title? Press Alt-Tab, hold Alt, press ...
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Can I “simulate” a virtual network PC

I have to test a program on my PC that retrieve a path from a DB and then work on files on this path. The problem is that this path refers to \\STORAGE-AREA\etc and in my network there isn't any ...
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Fetch shared storage usage info from windows server

I am trying to retrieve usage related info of shared storage attached to a server by using: WMIC logicaldisk get size,freespace,caption,drivetype /Format:csv The output is fine. But here the Drive ...
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What is the maximum number of OS that can be installed in a hard disk drive?

What is the maximum number of OS that can be installed in a hard disk drive? I was able to install only upto 4 OS in my pc. Someone told a larger number of OS can be installed with another boot ...
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Add “open containing folder” to context Menu?

How can I add to the context menu , another item which opens the current file in its folder ? I tried with shift + right click but nothing appears :
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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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How do I back up my SSD?

My laptops’ master boot record is messed up, the drive had Windows 10 on it , I cannot boot to windows; So now I really want to just back up my documents that were on windows 10, it’s too much data ...
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Windows fails to resume from hibernation every other reboot

I have a Dell XPS 15z. Under Windows 7, I was seeing the problem where Windows wouldn't resume from hibernation on every other reboot. In other words, I could cold boot, and it would hibernate and ...
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Google Drive desktop client not updating existing files from other users

I've looked around and there doesn't really seem to be any troubleshooting information for the Google Drive desktop client. It all assumes you are using Google Docs on the web. Anyway, my team is ...
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Is it possible to have a key function as itself when used alone, and as another when used in combination

For example, can I make Space + J act as Ctrl + J, and Space act as Space when pressed on its own?
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Computer does not automatically boot from the hard disk

When I start my computer, it does not boot from the hard disk. When I select "hard disk" by pressing F10 while booting, it correctly boots to Windows. I have a DG41RQ board and a SATA hardisk.
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FOR/DO command gives “Was unexpected at this time” when run from command prompt

Trying to run the following directly from the command prompt. FOR /f "delims=[] tokens=2" %%a in ('ping %computername% -4 -n 1 ^| findstr "["') do (set ip=%%a) While it runs fine from within a ...
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Robocopy to Remote Windows Server

How do I tell robocopy not to create a directory on the remote server if its root directory does not exist? For example, Source: c:\temp\user1\ssh Dest: c:\temp\user1 ...
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How can I make the “Show desktop” function only hide the windows on a specific monitor?

I have three monitors and have a problem with the "Show desktop" function in Windows. Whenever I hit the icon, all windows will be hidden but I only want to hide all the windows on monitor X. Is ...
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How do I delete folders from the Windows 7 DriverStore?

I am having a problem getting a specific device to work, and I am trying to start from square one by making sure there are absolutely no leftover files from driver installs on my system. Specifically ...
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W7 usb port not working after W10 dual boot

So i got a pc with 3 HDD. Ive got Windows 7 running perfectly on one of them. Some day ago i installed Windows 10 Technical Preview on my second HDD. Windows 10 also work perfectly but when i boot my ...
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How can I refresh my PATH variable from the registry, without a reboot, logoff, or restarting explorer?

I've made some changes to the %PATH% variable in the registry. Now, I'd like to see those changes applied without having to go so far as a logoff, reboot, or reload of Explorer. Is there a way this ...
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Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?

Anyone know a way to immediately show the seconds of a file's date modified property in the GUI? So if you create a file, any file in any directory, right-click and choose Properties, the date ...
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Genuine Windows 10 reinstall from long upgrade path

I have an old laptop (this one) that came with Windows Vista and a free update to Windows 7 Home Premium. I then got an anytime update to Windows 7 Ultimate. (Which, in hindsight, was not a very smart ...
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Restricting certain printers to certain programs

At my place of business, we use desktop PCs as Point-of-Sale units as well as workstations. We have two networked laser printers (standard letter size) in the office as well as receipt printers at ...
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Booting Windows 8.1 on a cloned drive?

I had no way to backup my hard drive, so I had to clone it directly to my new drive. And because of the position of my GPU, I could only have the 2 hard drives plugged in, not the Blu-ray RE drive. So ...
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Why my Android FTP server is faster than on PC?

I am programming a little program in C#, and I am testing it with uploading a file to FTP server, on my Android phone I am using Ulti Server app and on my PC (Windows 8.1 x64) I am using Xlight FTP ...
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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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Explorer Very Slow and Nonreactive

My Windows Explorer on Windows XP 32Bit is very slow lately. When I start it, it takes up to 10 seconds until it lists all folders and drives. During this time it is nonreactive, which means it does ...
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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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build cmake on windows command prompt

I need to build cmake automatically, without windows-wizards. I looked at http://www.cmake.org/install/ but it seems that I must have cmake on the machine before... Any suggestions?
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Install Windows 7 64bit over network

I am trying to get our computers and network setup to where i can re-install (or fresh install) windows over our network. All our computers get set up the same way with the same software. I would like ...
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Is MS Anti-Malware Service useful if already running an anti-virus?

Is Microsoft's Anti-Malware Service (http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/malware-removal.aspx) useful when running a 3rd party anti-virus, or is it redundant and will it just slow things ...
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Copy all files with a certain name using Powershell

I'd like to find and copy all the files in a certain directory and all it's sub-directories with a particular name. I'm using Copy-Item in Powershell (technet | ss64) Here's what I have: Copy-Item ...
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How do I pass a private SSH key to a Windows service?

I have a service under Windows which eventually uses SSH (jenkins which eventually tries to pull from a Git repo). If I run Git on the command line, everything works since I've loaded my private key ...
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Windows 7 task bar stuck in hiding, how to fix?

In Windows 7, I use the "Auto-hide the task bar" feature. Usually, it works fine: As soon as the pointer touches the screen bottom, the task bar pops up. However sometimes, it refuses to rise. ...
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How can I join WMV files in Windows?

How can I easily join video files with WMV extension in Windows?
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MS Word becomes unresponsive

I realize that there are tons of questions with similar symptoms, but I swear I checked most of them and could not find an answer. What happens is that from time to time something happens to MS Word ...
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Most files and all folders have read only permissions

I recently installed windows 7 64 bit on a SSD and now, it appears that all of my folders and most of my files are read only. I have tried to remove the read only aspect of them, or take ownership of ...
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How can I reset password to Windows 8 on a PC I have access to through Windows 8 on a thumb drive

I lost the password to my Windows 8 PC, so I tried doing several troubleshooting: Tried using password recovery installation from another Windows 8 PC. Booting up in recover mode. System Restore ...
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copied boot partition to ssd and windows fails to boot

I just got an ssd, my main drive has 2 partitions. The second one stores some large installed apps, but nothing should be used for bootup that I know of(there maybe a few things, not sure, but ...
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Why can't I wake up my laptop with a keyboard or mouse press?

I have an Asus n56vv laptop running Windows 8.1 professional that is giving me a quite annoying problem: I can't wake it from sleep by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard. This happens on both ...
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Install Windows 8.1 on the new notebook with ssd

ASUS X554L SSD What I try to do: So I've bought notebook without system and I want to install windows 8.1 on it. What the heck is going on: After boot from dvd there is a splash screen with windows ...
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Windows 7 professional.32 bit

I am trying to change directory on my command line in my C drive. I am trying to access python25 folder at C:/Python25/ but every time I write cd> C:/Python25/ and press enter, cmd returns Access is ...
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Stopping windows from booting [on hold]

This is not really serious, bt is there a way to stop windows from booting and it gives an error(not really error, just doesn't boot). And when we undo the changes it boots back.
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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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“net start service” and “sc start”. What is the difference?

Services can be stopped and started using two commands in Command Prompt Shell. net start service "some service" sc start "some service" what is the difference between these commands?
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How do I delete a folder which is nested quite deep and avoid “File name too long”?

Eclipse created a temp folder in one of the directories which is nested quite deep, e.g. dir1\dir1\dir1\dir1\... I am unable to delete this folder in Windows via Explorer, the del or rmdir ...
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Windows shell to play (enqueue) all video files in correct order

I'm burning series on a DVD. I'd like to include Play all option to play them all. Of course, this should work for any player the system has installed. What I'm trying to do is to invoke the very ...
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Can I create link that points to many folders [duplicate]

I'm under Windows 7, and I'd like to know if it's possible to create a virtual folder that points to many other folders, effectively listing all their contents as if being in a single directory. ...
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Sublime text 2 Unable to save hidden files on windows

In windows, upon saving changes to a file that's hidden, sublime text 2 throws the error "Unable to save". The good commenter below confirms it's only me who's having this problem.. I've tried ...
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Any command-line or batch cmd to concatenate multiple files?

I have 50 text files in one dir. Is there a Windows command-line method to concatenate those files into a single file? I am using Windows Vista. I don't want to type the name of all files.
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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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Does Windows NT before version 4 (also) have built-in dual-boot support? [on hold]

The Windows NT flavour of Microsoft Windows has had the built-in ability, without needing third-party add-on "boot managers", to dual boot with other (Microsoft) operating systems since at least ...
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How can I export a directory structure?

Is there any good tool that I can use to get a browsable tree-view of the directory structure of a partition? Something like the tree view in the windows explorer. Additionally, I need to be able to ...