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How do I make a bootable USB flash disk of Windows setup on my Kali Linux system?

I have Kali Linux currently running on my laptop. I want to install Windows 7. I don't have CD ROM ,how do I make bootable USB having Windows ISO? Which software will help me? Or just how to make ...
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Accidentally deleted partition table, got it back, but now can't boot Windows

I'm dual-booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 10. I accidentally deleted the partition table for my main HDD, but was able to recover it. Now, I can't boot Windows. Thankfully, it was easy to reinstall ...
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Allow Internet Access with Default Gateway on Windows 7 VPN Server

I have a Windows 7 box at home (which I'll refer to as Home-VPN) that runs a simple PPTP VPN server. I have a range of 2 IP address (192.168.1.10-192.168.1.11) to give out, although the server is only ...
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How to change default window background color in Windows 10?

In Windows 7 and Windows XP it was very easy to change the default background color of all windows to whatever you want. Staring at white window backgrounds all day is hard on the eyes. Once changed, ...
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Configure Local Policies:Security Options:Network security on Windows Home (7 or later) [duplicate]

I need to configure a Windows 7 Home machine to connect to a VPN Server. This requires the following configuration: Local Policies > Security Options Network Security: Minimum session security ...
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Keystrokes Windows Remote Desktop Connection?

I have a Windows 2008 VPS and connect to it using Remote Desktop Connection (mstsc.exe). I run on it an app that does some tasks simulating keystrokes. It runs perfectly when i'm logged on the VPS and ...
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Explorer.exe Stops Responding Once Logged In

My sister came to me with a problem she's having with her laptop. She's running Windows Vista and once you login explorer.exe stops responding and restarts. This continues and is not operable. ...
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How do I mount an NFS share in Windows 8?

I have a NAS that I'd like to mount over NFS. It works great on my Mac, but I cannot figure out how to mount this device on Windows 8. I've searched a bit online, but all the articles seem to apply ...
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Powered Laptop Automatically Starting Up (Unintended)

I recently had a hardware failure and replaced my hard drive with a new one. Then having done a fresh install of Windows 8.1 (which then was upgraded to Windows 10). I'm having the same issue ...
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Controlling encoding of redirected win console command output

Here is what I want to do: Redirecting properly the output of console applications (I use the term command in the rest of the message) into a file with 1252 encoding (to make it readable from any ...
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Can my program or script ask Windows 10 about keyboard or mouse activity?

I want to write a program or script that looks at how long the user has been idle. How long since the last keyboard or mouse activity. What features of Windows 10 can I use for that?
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Windows Store won't launch

On my Windows 10 machine (with latest updates), when I login with my user, search for 'Store' and click on the 'Store' result. It does nothing. Start bar doesn't even close, nothing. When I login ...
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Monitor not detected on nVidia eGPU

I have a ThinkPad W540 laptop which has an ExpressCard 2.0 slot. I took advantage of it and built my own eGPU setup, using a PE4L 2.1b adapter, and an nVidia GeForce 750Ti card from EVGA. Usually when ...
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How do I read a text file's hidden characters?

I've created a text file from an application that I developed. When I send the text file to a SYSTEM validation, they (third-party system) say that the file is invalid and that the file contains ...
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Computer going to sleep while being used

i just got my laptop back from a service, one of the hinges broke and i had it replaced. The problem now is that it keeps going to sleep while i'm using it(not that i'm running a program, i'm typeing ...
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Upgrade Latest Git Version from x86 to 64bit on Windows

I want to update git version on my PC.The current git version is 1.9.5.msysgit.1 and the path is C:\Program Files(x86)\Git I downloaded latest git (2.8.2) for 64bit. When I click install .exe file, ...
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How to convert an existing Windows machine to VirtualBox? [duplicate]

I have VirtualBox installed on my Linux machine (Debian). I need to move a physical Windows 7 machine into my VirtualBox. How to convert a physical Windows OS to VirtualBox?
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Uninstall and completely remove folder and data everytime? [duplicate]

In my experience of using computer, I've only used windows OS. From XP until Windows 10 today. What bothers me most of the time is whenever I uninstall a program, there bound to be empty folders ...
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Windows batch script for multiple files

I have multiple ascii files like Total-0100.dat and want to batch process using an executable in another directory. In short, I have multiple files with incremnet of 100 or 1000 e.g. ...
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Installing Fedora 23 x64 in Legacy Mode with Windows 10 (USB installation)

I was trying to install Fedora 23 x64 with Windows 10 x64. My computer doesn't support UEFI mode, just legacy. My problem is when I plug the usb in BIOS just identify an UEFI USB. If I boot it from ...
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Install Windows on VMWare using USB flash drive

I have Windows install on USB drive and would like to install it to a VMWare virtual machine. When I create the new virtual machine and select install from it displays - Installer disc - No ...
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outlook item, drag-and-drop into a program

I would like to be able to drop and drop an office outlook item into a non-running shortcut and 'wakeup' the application with the dropped item as start item, without first running the application. To ...
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Can an incorrect program size indicate malware?

Example File Sizes from "Programs and Features": Windows is reporting vastly incorrect file sizes. In the example given, Python 3.4.1 is listed as taking 30 GB of space. This isn't the only program ...
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Launch Run with “Create this task with administrative privileges” option

I want to launch the Run dialog with the Create this task with administrative privileges option. I am able to do this with Task Manager, but it involves launching Task Manager that I don't want to do. ...
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What could be causing assoc to say “the system cannot find the file specified”?

I am running assoc from an administrative command prompt I'd like to add an entry for .vbsc in my list of associations. It won't let me, Though it will let me do one for .vbsd And it is running ...
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Can not find .gitconfig in user directory

I opened the CMD and go to my user folder. Inside is the .gitconfig file. When I do git config --global http.proxy http://127.0.0.1:3128 it says that the file/folder .gitconfig is not found! Why ...
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IIS and users group

In Windows Server 2012 R2 IIS is running as a web server under usual conditions. The web content however is not from c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ but from some other folder. The web applications are still ...
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Sending accented characters to Clipboard from a batch file

I've been trying to find a solution to this, but I wrote a basic program to automatically produce an "outage" report more or less, that I need copied into the clipboard so that I can paste it into a ...
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command to list missing windows hotfixes

When I run "systeminfo" in Windows, it shows a list of hot fixes that are installed in my computer, in the form of KBxxxxxxx. Is there a way (preferably command line) to know explicit what are the hot ...
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How to load a video as a screensaver on Windows 10?

I need to load a video as a screensaver, so that once the screensaver is on, the video starts playing in full screen. On mouse event, the screensaver behavior could be normal, ie, go to the logon ...
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Find out what does change the settings for User Account Control all the time?

The settings of the UAC get changed by some app/program/process all the time. I get a notification that I have to restart my PC so that the changes of the UAC can take affect. Don't know if there is ...
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Remote desktop client (mstsc) crashes on invalid keystroke in remote environment

I'm experiencing a really strange issue where MSTSC crashes whenever I enter an invalid keystroke in the remote OS or whenever an error/warning dialog is displayed. For example, Backspacing in a CMD ...
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Windows 10 sometimes crashes and restarts, other issues as well

I have recently installed free version of Windows 10 and since then I feel my machine has many problems. Sometimes it crashes and restarts, and so some other times mozilla Firefox stops responding, ...
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Unhide a EFI System partition

I don't know how I come to this but the partition I use to install Windows 7 64-bit is hidden. It is also a EFI System partition (I saw this using the Disk Management tool). Since the Windows ...
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Can't boot Windows 10 after installing Windows Server 2008

I installed windows server alongside Windows 10 and whenever I start my computer I don't have the option to boot Windows. When the computer starts it goes straight to windows server 2008 without ...
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DNS and Registrar

If I set up a DNS server at let's say my house, like with a Windows server. Would I be able to get a .com domain that will work with my games like Minecraft or TF2? Or do I still have to pay for a ...
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How to Insert a Null Character (ASCII 00) in Notepad?

I want to insert a null character (ASCII Value 00) into an open file in Notepad. A program that is reading this file is expecting 00 at the end, but it's getting the ASCII value for space - 20. How ...
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Windows 10 SDK offline installer

Based on the question asked here Windows 10 sdk offline installer? I want to know how to link the downloaded SDK to my visual studio installation. I already have the sdk downloaded for offline but I ...
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Apache Tomcat can't create log file and falls

I try to start Apache Maven at Win7 x64 SP1. java version "1.7.0_09" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_09-b05) Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.5-b02, mixed mode) Apache Tomcat ...
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Desktop picture [on hold]

Today on my desktop was a dramatic picture of what appeared to be a mining facility. Please tell me where and when that picture was taken and anything else of interest regarding the picture.
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Replace Windows 10 with RemixOS

I have an HP Compaq Mini 110 with Windows 10 installed. It is quite an old computer, and Windows runs extremely slowly. I was wondering if it is possible to replace Windows with an installation of the ...
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How to create folder in windows which connect to ftp server? [on hold]

I have question about folders in Windows. How to create folder, which would be my local ftp server, and when open a folder, I will see another folder and files I have putted here on my server. I ...
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How to set an alias in Windows Command Line?

I used to work on bash and benefit a lot from alias. Is there any equivalent way in Windows Command Line? I don't want to simulate a Linux environment, so cygwin is not a choice. I just need some ...
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How do I check the current cmd aliases?

I know how to set command prompt aliases (using the doskey command) from another stack overflow thread, but given a command prompt, how do I find out which aliases are already set?
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How to preserve file attributes when one copies files in Windows?

On Linux, we can simply do: cp -pr directory How to do that in Windows? Can it be done in Windows Explorer? Any GUI tool suggestions? It would be the best if I can keep the NTFS permissions and ...
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How to redirect one IP to another IP using netsh (or similar windows software)?

I have gone and: forgot the password to my remote windows server (with weeks worth of work backed up on it) changed the IP address of the remote windows server Now the only way possible that I can ...
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I Cancelled Microsoft 10 Reservation and uninstalled KB3035583 but Window 10 is still trying to install

I cancelled the Microsoft Windows 10 Reservation and uninstalled KB3035583, but Windows 10 is still trying to install. After I uninstalled KB3035583 and restarted my laptop as instructed, I could ...
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Robocopy copying files from source to destination in backup mode and with file security permissions intact

I need to utilize robocopy to mirror files and folders from one shared location to another shared location, in restartable backup mode with security permissions. My current command is: robocopy ...
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How can I change the default theme for every new Opera user on MS Terminal Server?

Running Opera on a Terminal Server became slow somewhere between Opera version 10 and 30 when graphical themes were introduced as the default theme. On the other hand Opera 36 does contain a theme ...
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How can I create a Windows 10 taskbar shortcut to launch PowerShell with Administrator privileges?

Whenever I run PowerShell I almost exclusively need to run it in Administrator mode, however the taskbar shortcut only seems to enable this by right-clicking on the icon and selecting Run as ...