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Recovery disk Windows 8 HP Pavilion g6

I recently purchased a HP Pavilion g6 laptop running Windows 8. I want to either obtain the Windows 8 ISO or make some kind of recovery disk that would allow me to restore the system if things go ...
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Why do I get “Only a single instance of this application can run” ?

I have been trying to update my Adobe Flash Player for hours. I've read the forum, downloaded the uninstaller, restarted on every attempt. Tried for Firefox and IE. When I click on the downloaded ...
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Can get Homegroup working to access pcs on network

I have win 8.1 laptop on wireless connection to home router/network. Have win10 pc connected hard wired. I have removed both units from Homegroup but I can't create a homegroup. Win only offers for ...
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Setting the default input method for the Windows 10 login screen

I use an english version of Windows 10, but I have set the keyboard layout to German (Switzerland). This works fine if I am logged in with my user. The only keyboard available is my German(Switzerland)...
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Windows Remote Desktop — how to not have remote screen on

If I work from home using windows remote desktop, my work computers would have the screen on. People at work can see my screen, what I am seeing, typing, etc. How do I disable that? i.e. I can see ...
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Word 2010 creates multiple processes… sometimes

I've run into a strange behavior when I migrated our users from Office 2007 / Vista to Office 2010 / Windows 7 (all 32-bit). They use a web based document management system called NetDocuments which ...
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Automatically shorten paths over a character count limit in bash

Windows and tools running on windows servers (eg. OneDrive) have a limit on path lengths. I am looking for a command line tool in OSX/Linux/Unix to, within a directory, shorten all paths above a path ...
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Identifying root cause of high RAM usage in Paged Pool?

So I pulled up my Task Manager today, and found that out of my 16GB of RAM, 14.5GB was "in-use". Naturally, I switch to the Processes tab, click "show processes by all users", and sort by Working Set ...
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Accept all out of date self-signed certificates

My work computer does not access the internet at all, ever. We have a web server that has an out of date certificate that is preventing me from accessing it programmatically with a POST request. I ...
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How to partition hard drive from MBR to GPT for Windows 8.1 UEFI install

I just bought a new HP notebook (ProBook 450 G0) and it came preinstalled with Suse 11 Enterprise. Now this is the first time I've owned a system with an (U)EFI and I don't know how things work on ...
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Dual-booting Kali Linux and Windows 7, error with file: “\NST\AutoNeoGrub0.mbr”

I have tried to install Kali Linux 1.0.6 alongside my current OS - Windows 7 64 bit. I have a Dell computer, with SSD hard drive only (256 GB). At first I tried installing Kali a few times and made a ...
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Windows 10 Monitor Profiles, problem with Photoshop

After switching to Windows 10 I realized that the colors in Photoshop are completely off. My theory is that Windows 10 uses the current monitor profile to shift all output colors as if they were in ...
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Hiding some folders and files without possibility to make them visible again

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and I need a way to make some folders and files of the Google Chrome browser invisible without the possibility to make them visible again unless reinstalling Windows. ...
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How do you set Windows 7 photo viewer as default on Windows 10

I've tried searching and I've used registry edits but I can't select and use the Windows 7 Image Viewer application as my default. Our end users hate the Windows 10 one and apparently, Microsoft has ...
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How can I benchmark Internet connection uptime (to run for hours and log results)? [on hold]

I have reason to suspect that my Internet connection is unstable. How can I monitor (with logging) Internet uptime and length of outages? Is there a tool or built-in command that can provide ...
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Autohotkey script for alt+F4

I need a way to create a shortcut icon on the Desktop that when clicked, emulates the press of ALT+F4. I was thinking at AutoHotKey, I have bound the alt+f4 combination to F12, but then I can't manage ...
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How to rename the User folder in Windows 10?

After installing Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 3 it took my user name 'Jeremy' and created a user folder named C:\Users\jerem. I want to rename the folder C:\Users\Jeremy. The procedure for Windows 8 ...
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Changing Gateway and DNS addresses with batch file

I'm having a little crisis every time I have to change the gateway in order to access different sites from my workplace. It's time consuming and I'd be really glad if someone provides me with a script ...
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Emulating or Equivilent RPM Validation on Windows

I'm currently looking at emulating some Linux processes but on the Windows platform. On our Linux systems we can leverage package manager features to check installed applications for changes since ...
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Import cookies and passwords from Firefox to Firefox

As Firefox (32-bit) was getting unresponsive, presumably due to maxing out its process RAM, I've just installed an official 64-bit version of Firefox from this page. That 64-bit Firefox dev build ...
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How to download from a URL containing too many megabytes of text to open it in a browser, without installing software?

I need to provide a process for people in a tightly controlled corporate Windows environment, who can't access PowerShell or install wget-like software, to download very large XML files from web ...
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Uploading a file using FTP every 10 minutes

I'm trying to upload a file from local to FTP every 10 minutes .I just have the FTP login information and I need the process to be automatically done every time the user log to windows .How could I do ...
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Laptop restarts with blue screen with error 0x00001d8

My Lenovo U31-70, is restarting with a blue screen with printed "error 0x00001d8", normally when i have the pc on for a couple of hours, like 3 hours, and when it happens it returns to happen if don't ...
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desktop Computer stuck on intel boot screen

My desktop havingWin 7 and I tried to install Windows Vista but it was giving error 0x80070070 so I tried to delete C drive and try to create new partition. But when I press delete button it got ...
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Windows 10 running slow

Windows 10 running slow sometimes or hang. Task managers shows disk 100% usage. My laptop configuration; 1) Operating System Windows 10 Home Single Language 64-bit 2) CPU Intel Core i7 5500U @ 2....
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How to install wampserver silently or unattended mode

I am trying to install the "wampserver" in silent mode by using the following command "wampserver.exe /verysilent"........but it still asking user input for 'default browser' and 'text editor'. Could ...
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iMac 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) + Boot Camp = Blinking Cursor

There is a problem with this 21.5-Inch (Mid-2011) iMac. After removing the SuperDrive and installing the SSD (some OCZ model), there is a problem with installing Windows via Boot Camp. The idea is to ...
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How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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How to disable shield icon in windows 10? [duplicate]

Just installed windows 10 and I get these annoying shield icons whenever I create shortcuts to a desktop. What is causing it and how can I disable it for all icons? Edit: after suggested methods ...
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Windows 10 stuck long on Welcome screen after boot

I have clean installed Windows 10 Pro, and Samsung 850 EVO SSD. On windows 8 there were some times when even the os load screen didn't shown up. On windows 10 i have nearly 10-15 sec of welcome screen....
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How do I stop my HP PSC printer from writing log files to the root of C?

My (quite old) HP PSC 1200 series printer insists on writing useless log files named hpfr.xml and hpfrXXXX.log to the root of my C drive; it drives me nuts. Is there any way to stop it doing so?
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Use Android phone screen for windows PC [on hold]

I have a PC but I would like to use an android phone for a screen. I can connect it via USB, Wifi or bluetooth (but I'm looking for the lower consumption possible). How can I do that?
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Backup and restore / Copy user profile Windows 8.1

how can I backup / restore user profile with user settings in windows 8.1? Unfortunately windows 8 does not support export in Easy Transfer. right now I have to copy manually user files and restore ...
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How to reset User settings and delete data as if User has been just created in Windows 7 manually?

I want to reset user settings and delete all user specific data. Can i safely delete all folders (Hidden and System as well) from the User directory. Will they be created automatically ? Will it ...
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BSOD BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER while installing Windows

I have formatted and installing Windows using DVD, My USB isn't working, computer just hags whenever anything attached to USB so there was no option to boot from USB. In second phase of installation ...
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Hyper-V Virtual Machine Won't Start

I'm at a loss here. This VM was just fine until today. My machine froze and I had to do a cold boot, and when Windows started back up, the VM won't start. It gives this error. Since then, I have ...
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Hosted Network Not Supported

Back when I had Windows 8, I would run Hosted Networks from my computer all the time using the netsh wlan start hostednetwork code in the command line terminal. However, since I have updated to ...
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Windows 7 never remembers my password credential

Every time I need to connect to something in my company I get a dialog like this So I type in my password(this can popup when I am in IE 9 or outlook or whatever.) and check the box. Say I am in IE ...
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Surface Pro 2 / Windows 8.1 - Charging Issue

I purchased the Surface Pro 2 a few days ago (release day) and it has been running great, but over the last 3 days I have encountered a weird charging issue. I like to drain my battery down to near 8%...
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7zip - Use Windows Task Scheduler to zip a file that has timestamp of previous day

I have a web server that generates log files everyday, the log of the day will be automatically saved as Log.YYYY-MM-DD.txt (i.e. Log.2016-07-20.txt). Now I need to use Windows Task Scheduler to zip ...
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Windows Update Error 490

I'm having some issues installing windows update on this particular Windows 7 PC. I'm trying to (for instance) install Service Pack 1, and its popping up an error saying "Element Not Found", and then ...
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Change All User short date format in Windows 2008R2 using script

I have hundreds of users in Windows 2008 R2. How can i change these user's Regional setting's short date format to DD-MM-YYYY using script ? Thanks
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Enable Sleep Windows 10

I was trying to enable hibernate on my Windows 10 PC. (It was purchased as Win10, I did not update it from 7 or 8). I typed powercfg -h on in an elevated command prompt. When I shut down my computer ...
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Copy entire C drive via copy / paste. Will it work?

If I copy an entire C drive on windows machine to a new drive (via copy paste or even a mirroring tool), is there any reason that copied C: drive cannot be booted to? This is on the condition the ...
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“Unspecified Error” when renaming folders in Windows 10

Since the start of the week I can't rename folders anymore. I can create and delete files and folders, and rename files, but renaming folders result in a "unspecified error". This happens regardless ...
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ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots

ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots... Pulling the USB drive at reboot time does not allow continued install of Win 10. Just boots UBUNTU as it would had no Win 10 File Loading
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Multiple Microsoft Hosted Networks in one household

Trying to have multiple hosted networks in one household but something is wrong. On PC 1 it is set up using the commands netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=HotSpot key=8characters netsh ...
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Show file dates from MTP device?

When I connect my MTP device (Android phone) via USB to my Windows 10 PC, open it in Windows Explorer, and set the View to Details, it does not show the file dates. Is there a way to make it do so? ...
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Unable to upgrade to windows 10

I already reserved windows 10 months ago, but it does not offer me to install it. There is a symbol at the bottom right. If i click it then i just get some infos: I tried it with the Media ...
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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/ user123@project123.com:/home/user123/...