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Windows 7 System Image Recovery: netsh error “The interface is unknown”

Trying to recover a Windows System Image from a Network Drive on a NAS. I clicked System Image Recovery tool from the Windows 7 System recovery Options dialog on startup The Selected "Select a ...
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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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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 ...
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Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Settings - what exactly do they do?

Despite the fact that virtually all modern Dell laptops (and probably others) are supposed to have the Intel Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework Driver installed, I couldn't find any end-user ...
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'.' is not recognized as an internal or external command

def evaluate(str, par): return (os.system("./LKH %s" %par) - swap_2opt_solve_str(str)[1])**2 I have an executable lkh file in the directory. However when my program runs this function, it gives the ...
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Implementing multiple PCs in one work station

is there a way to use to multiple PCs as a single workstation? My current setup is a laptop+dock+dual monitors running Win7pro, a Desktop running Vista Business (which has its own keyboard, monitor ...
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Android on Virtual box RESET every time i boot

I have Virtual box 4.3.6 installed on my pc and I have done all things correctly in order to run Android Jelly Bean and KitKat (4.2.2 & 4.4). All things are right and after full installation of ...
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Trouble booting Windows from USB

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...
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Playing Windows games on Linux

Windows games can be played on Linux either through Wine or by running Windows in a virtual machine. Which gives better performance?
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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How can I create an installer? [on hold]

I have got some files in a directory and i would like to create an installer for the files in the directory so that according to the users selection it will copy the files in the directory to that ...
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Laptop gets sudden artifact screen and restarts with a strong fan

I need Help.. i have hp probook 5330m. Whenever i run applications like photoshop or play a game, I get this dynamic(flickering) distorted (green & pink) artifact screen along with a ...
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Recover broken MySQL database after setting Windows back to an earlier date

Yesterday after a driver update my Windows crashed and I got a BSOD right at startup so I didn't had a choice I set Windows back to the last working point but sadly my last working restore point was ...
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Regedit “Cannot Delete” “Error while deleting key”

I am trying to delete a registry key in regedit and keep getting this error: Cannont delete (keyname): Error while deleting key. I am a admin and have check the permissions for the key and all ...
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Incorrect information in windows task manager

I was uploading some files so I decided to look at windows task manager to see what my network usage was. It seemed correct, but when I looked at the total bytes sent during uptime it said I had sent ...
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Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time

Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time. Say 1 year into the past. If I wanted to run the windows XP images provided by Microsoft from here. ...
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Unable to start windows 10 technical preview

Few time ago, I have installed windows 10 technical preview and it worked perfectly for the first two weeks. After that, it began restarting every few hours saying that windows 10 has expired. I have ...
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How to make batch file to open specific Profiles in Google Chrome

I have .BAT batch files to open a set of programs, web pages and explorer windows. With sufficient Googling I've still come up short as how to execute the profile target "C:\Program Files ...
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Set Thunderbird to auto download only certain filetype attachments

I have been using Mozilla Thunderbird to manage my mail, I also set this program to download and save all mail + attachments to my harddrive. However I have realised a big security issue as when I ...
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Unable to format my PC running Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I am unable to format my PC from windows bootable USB. The USB is working fine on my laptop. When I start my computer and insert the bootable USB, underscore (_) is just blinking on my screen and ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2007 - General Failure. The URL was: “<http:/something.com>”. The parameter is incorrect

For the last two days, Outlook has decided it doesn't like URL's. Any email message that comes in containing an URL will show the following in an error dialogue message box when I click on the link: ...
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Bitlocker no TPM found [duplicate]

I would like to enable bitlocker on my C: drive, but I dont understand the following message: If it's the hardware, which part exactly? I have a recent asus motherboard with UEFI. How can I find ...
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How to keep a process freezed until I unfreeze it?

Is there any way to freeze a process, which should not run again until I unfreeze it, even if the system is restarted? The 'Greenify' app can do this for Android. Is there a similar solution for ...
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Have the command prompt launch an application like Notepad and block until it is closed

I have a Batch script I essentially want it to present the user with a notepad window opened with a configuration file for the user to edit each time they run the script, and I want the Command Prompt ...
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Identifying the basic information of Windows installation .iso images

I've 6 different Windows 8.1 64-bit / 32-bit installation .iso images. All of the 6 images are untouched and officially released by Microsoft. How could I identify the basic information of each .iso ...
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How to filter running in VLC video stream on commandline?

I easily can broadcast my webcam with VLC using command lines like this (I use Windows): "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" -vvv -I --dshow-vdev="Logitech QuickCam Express / Go" dshow:// ...
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What do the extra columns in the Task Manager on XP do?

What do the columns that are not shown by default in the XP Task Manager do? Specifically the VM Size, Page Faults and Mem Delta columns
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How to install memcached 1.4.5 on a Windows 7 machine

I am trying to set up the environment to work with a Ruby application that requires a memcached server installation to work with the Dalli client. Dalli requires memcached 1.4+. I am installing this ...
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Unable to reinstall Windows 7 after dual-boot partition changes

Some time ago I had installed on my PC Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 and used to dual-boot them. After a while though I had to reinstall Windows 7. After that the boot only showed the Windows options, so ...
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HDD extremely slow although SMART seems to be healthy

I've had this hard drive for over two years now. A week ago, it decides to slow down to a crawl in Windows - even after doing the usual things to fix it (disabling Superfetch, closing programs, etc.) ...
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Restoring factory recovery partition (samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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Virtual Microphone and skype

I need to have at least one microphone on Windows to make Skype calls, but i have a VPS with Windows 2003 server with no audio device. I googled a lot and finally i found something called "Virtual ...
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How can I edit local Group Policy settings using command line?

I'm attempting to throw together a script for work that allows BitLocker without a compatible TPM. The setting is "Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Bit Locker Drive ...
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Single Click with touch screen on some web link

I am the owner of a beautiful Dell Inspiron touch. Everything works like a charm, windows can be moved dragged and resized, links can be opened, with the proper gestures I can emulate right clicks and ...
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Is the Miracast protocol a practical equivalent of an HDMI signal?

Miracast has been described as "HDMI over WiFi"†, and as such I've recommended it to a couple of people asking about HTPC setups when unable to run wire. After giving it more thought, I'm wondering a ...
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How do I install gfortran (via cygwin and etexteditor) and enable ifort under Windows XP?

I'm a newbie in the Unix world so all this is a little confusing to me. I'm having trouble compiling some Fortran files under Cygwin on Windows XP. Here's what I've done so far: Installed the e ...
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Windows displays wrong used space data? [duplicate]

So I have a C: partition, and windows says that it has 92.5 GB worth of data in it. However I've selected every fodler in C: (including hidden folders), and clicked properties to check how much ...
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Can someone explain how I got a Windows EFI error message without trying to install Windows?

I'm using a HP Z620 workstation. My main hard drive is Ubuntu, and it was working fine. I physically removed the hard disk with Ubuntu on and put in a brand new hard disk, and tried to install ...
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Moving files unattended with cmd prompt

I'm trying to move over 500GB+ and it will take about a day. Is there a way under Windows 7 to move all these files using a command line that will answer yes to any pop-up dialogs? For example, ...
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Find source of mysterious ring tone sound on computer [duplicate]

My computer is currently ringing like a telephone. It's like there is a telephone ringing! No programs that should be doing this are open. How can I determine what is causing the ringing?!
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How to modify a computer's offline registry from WINPE?

I need to make changes on my registry without using the OS software, and need to do it with WINPE. However when WINPE is ready to work and I am trying to open regedit.exe it shows me only current OS ...
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Windows audio breaks when playing sound from different sources

The sound in windows just breaks when I try to play sound from different sources. I got my new PC yesterday and built it together, and today I was installing some programs and noticed my sound kept ...
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How to determine which System Image goes with which system?

I created system images using Windows Backup and Restore for multiple computers using Windows 7. The System Image folders were named according to the System Name available within Windows. Since the ...
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volsnap: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:

I have the following error appearing in Event Viewer several times per day: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because of an IO failure on volume C:. source: volsnap Nothing found in web ...
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Setting $HOME in PowerShell

How do I change my default home directory to "C:\Users\khornsby" for every time I open powershell? I am running Windows 7. Below is info about the state of my environment. Windows PowerShell ...
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creating numbered image series in imagemagick

How can I create a numbered image series? I have to give number(writing on them) to thousands of images. Is there an easy way to do this: convert input.png -font arial -fill black -pointsize 10 ...
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Windows task scheduler won't run file on non-system drive

I have an executable that needs to be run on an E:/ drive, Windows Server 2012 is installed on the C:/ drive. I've created a scheduled task that has the full path to the target executable ...
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Error upon File->Open, every time

I have a Windows 7 Professional desktop that I have begun to use, logged in as a network user to a Samba4 AD domain. Whenever I go to open a file within an already-running program (e.g. by choosing ...
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Windows 10 technical preview restarts every few hours

I have recently installed a preview build of Windows 10. Windows Technical Preview Evaluation copy. Build 9841 Unfortunately, now it begins to restart automatically every couple hours after ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start a file extension using a .jar file, eventhough it's possible in windows 7

Here is a picture of the file i want to open, and the program i want to open it with. If i just click the jar file, it opens my program smoothly (I made that java progrma my self), no questions ...