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Are BIOS .exe update files Windows-version dependant?

I was given an old HP laptop (HP Compaq Presario F755US) which came with Widows Vista. Vista worked very slow and laggy so I decided to wipe it and install Ubuntu. Everything worked well, but since ...
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Which drive is \Device\Harddisk1\DR1?

While I was trying to find out why the main disk is performing a form of unexpained "thrashing"(while there was no RAM issue), freezing up apps temporarily, I found a relevant error in the logs: ...
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Why continous I/O to c:\windows\system32\config\SOFTWARE.LOG1

Referring to for the original question, What is the purpose of config\Software.log but my question is rather WHY the continuous writing to that file. I have 6x Windows 2008R2 SP1 VMs, and they consume ...
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Isolate application in a folder

I have an executable application that I want to isolate. I want to make it so it cannot escape its folder and write outside of it(but can read data from a special shared folder). I need this on Mac ...
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Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10

In Windows 10, when trying to open the Language preferences by using the icon on the right side of the taskbar, "Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10" error ...
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Windows 10 freezes randomly and won't boot

So, I recently installed Windows 10 and I have this issue where it freezes randomly while I'm browsing the web or something. Then I've to do a hard reset, but it won't boot and there is a black screen ...
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Cannot delete file, change permissions or take ownership as admin

I have a Shuttle OmniNAS KD20 NAS that runs Samba. It's connected to my desktop that runs Windows 10. I mapped the NAS to Z:\ and access it with user named "OmniNAS\nasuser". Here's the problem. I'm ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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How to create a Python package and make it available using the `pip` command on Windows?

I've written some Python code that I'm looking to share using Pypi but I'm actually having a surprising amount of difficulty figuring out how to do it. I've followed several different instructions and ...
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How to install Windows10 and Windows7 in one drive (partition)

I need to install windows10x64 and windows7x64 in one partition I can install windowsXP like this but how about 7+10 I know about drive shrinking but I want single partion/drive not anything else ...
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Added Hard Drive, Windows 10 No Longer Boots

I added a third hard drive to my Windows 10 PC a few days ago. It's a 3TB drive that already had data on it (used to be in my media PC). BIOS saw the drive without issue, and when the machine booted ...
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Ideapad 100-14 screen shows white lines then turns white/negative

I bought a Lenovo Ideapad 100-14 just five months ago (it's running Windows).  I have a problem with my screen that started just last week.  Whenever I use it, the screen begins to show these white ...
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Windows capture flags and pass them on

In order to lint C files, Atom wants the executable path of Clang, which I want to run with Bash on Ubuntu on Windows. I figured out I could use bash -c "clang" to run it, but how can I capture flags ...
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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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Decrypting an executable file under windows

I have a little problem under Windows 7. I had a fully encrypted directory of code, that I had to work with under Windows now (coming from a unix based system). (Don't ask why) I decrypted ...
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Nircmd | Setting Volume | set specified volume amount (*/100)

Nircmd is like a variable to windows already built-in cmd and comes along with great informative, most especially brief documentation. SETTING VOLUME (commands) changesysvolume change volume ...
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Windows 8.1 - Won't boot (0xc000000f), bcdedit fails

I’m pretty much stuck at this point. So, backstory: Windows was installed on one of the SSDs currently in my tower. I bought a new SSD to install Windows (8.1 64 bit) on. Windows installation went ...
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How to remove an infinitely recurring directory tree?

On one of our Windows 2003 file servers somehow someone or something managed to create infinitely recurring directory trees within some of the users' home folders, and they can't be deleted. You wind ...
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windows batch, program started by 'start' command minimized

I am writing a windows batch file to launch my java gui application, but when I run my batch file, my application starts in minimized, how can I bring it to front at start ? I run it on windows 10 ...
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How can I keep folders synchronized between several machines over my home network?

Like many people I take quite a few photos, and also like quite a few people I don't back up as frequently as I should. What I'd like to be able to do is automatically synchronize my "to be backed ...
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Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile [duplicate]

Readyboost is a replacement for Pagefile? After activating Readyboost can we disable page file? Does the OS still use a Pagefile after activating Readyboost?
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How to send myself an email every 30 min as a reminder?

I'm looking for an app (web or not) that will send me an email every 30 min until I stop it. Why? When I'm working on a special type of support case, I need to update my clients every 30 min. So, if ...
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Windows Media Feature Pack not working correctly

I'm running Windows 10 Pro N on my desktop PC and I've installed the media feature pack ( http://www.microsoft.com/en-GB/download/details.aspx?id=48231 ) because it is apparently needed to connect to ...
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Primary and Secondary DC and DNS

have a primary domain controller. 10.10.10.1 which is with the dns server. When I install secondary domain controller 10.10.10.2 , I have install it successfully. How do I set up the secondary dns ...
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Move Windows 8.1 installation to another PC - is it possible to avoid a re-install & just move the hard drive?

Last year I've installed a clean copy of Windows 8 (later upgraded to 8.1) on a new laptop. This process was challenging because the laptop included Windows 8 pre-installed (plus bloatware), and my ...
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Unable to give admin rights back to main account Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

I use HP notebook and my os is windows 8.1. Someone made my guest account as administrator and removed administrator rights from my main account. So, I m not able to access anything from my main ...
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Windows 8 Login Password Out of Sync with Windows Live ID

I'm working with a computer that has setup a local account connected under Windows Live ID. The user can login to Live ID (like hotmail) from another computer with the correct credentials. However ...
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Autorename files with identical names when dropping in directory

On windows, how can I set up a mechanism so that when I move a file into a directory where a file with the same name already exists, the new file is renamed randomly (or to <>.ext)? Use case: I'm ...
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How to search for all sub-tags of a specific tag with Evernote?

This question applies to the Desktop versions of Evernote (for PC and Mac). Say you have the following tags Work ->Job 1 ->Job 2 Since job1 and job2 are subtags of Work their items are only ...
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How can I move files from Windows to Linux using WinSCP?

I have PuTTY and WinSCP, but WinSCP doesn't work in this case because I need to use a command cd ../public in order to enter the directory as I can't find it for some reason. How would I use PuTTY or ...
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revert to windows 7 from windows 10

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 professional to windows 10 (a few days ago). I wish to revert but when I try to do so through settings - updates and security nothing happens. The settings ...
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BCD references to Partitions and Volumes when one partition is deleted

This will be questions regarding deleting partitions and how the BCD references the Recovery and System partitions. On my Windows 10 system I have 1 hard drive with 4 primary partitions. 1: A 40 MB ...
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Error Loading Operating System - SATA External Hard Drive

I bought a SATA to USB adapter to attempt to use my labtop's hard drive as an external one for my desktop. If I plug the adapter into my desktop after already booting the current OS, I can see my ...
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Windows 10 boot suddenly takes 10-20 minutes

I installed my brand new Lenovo 900s and after installing my standard software and development systems and suddenly the system wouldnt boot and is stuck in the boot screen. I first thought it was ...
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Ghost USB drives don't go away on Windows 10

Briefly, I have phantom USB drives that showed up a week ago. Rolling back to a "clean" backup that was stored on a disconnected disk didn't solve the problem. I had that previously when I had a major ...
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The used space on the SDD is much more than the sum of all files on it, how?

I found out that Windows calculates much more used space on my 128GB SSD than the total volume of all files on it. WinDir calculates only 62.4GB even with junction point following, but Windows shows ...
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Swap desktops between monitors (windows)

I want to be able to swap the desktop on monitor 1 with monitor 2. "What is the best way to swap the part of the desktop which is visible on monitor 1 with the part of the desktop which is visible on ...
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Changing the password in Windows 7 hotspot

I turned my Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot a while ago. Now I forgot the password I set. How can I see and change the password? I cannot see the network under Control Panel\Network and ...
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FTP from command line not working?

I am running an FTP server on my PC. I opened Windows Explorer and navigated to: ftp://127.0.0.1/. I connect and the servers root directory files are displayed, great. However, from a cmd prompt I am ...
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Laptop shows 'not charging' after charging to 70% or more

Acer Aspire E5-571 I removed the battery and held the power button down for more than 15s, but it still didn't work. I thought it could be an hardware issue,so i took it to Acer service centre and ...
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Windows 10 Professional goes blank while installing update (Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics.)

When windows 10 tries to update itself with Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics goes blank with black screen for hours and hours. Need to forcefully restart every time when it ...
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Windows displays a partition of internal drive as a removable drive

I have a drive with three partitions: C: and G: and a hidden recovery partition. Windows recognizes the G: partition as a removable drive (judging by the icon). When I try to use the built-in backup ...
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How to have “Fit picture to frame” disabled by default when printing a picture?

I use to print full page pictures a lot. Every time the Windows Print Pictures form appears, I need to uncheck the "Fit picture to frame" all the time, and it's getting ennoying. Is there a hack ...
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Use ADB with Genymotion from concurrent linux VM

I have a linux VM and a genymotion VM on my host. Both have the same network configuration (I set it up myself) which is: Adapter 1: Attached-To: Host-only adapter Name: VirtualBox Host-Only ...
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Can't Use Switchable Graphics

I can't get my switchable graphics cards working on my Acer 4820TG laptop. It came installed with Windows 7, but I've installed the RTM build of Windows 8. I have to keep the "Graphics" setting on the ...
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What Windows 10 edition corresponds to Windows 7 Ultimate?

I'm currently running a machine of my own making (about one year old), with Windows 7 Ultimate x64 as the operating system. If I decide to upgrade to Windows 10 using the free upgrade offer from ...
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Windows Registry placeholders %1, %L, %*, [duplicate]

I've noticed that in the registry some placeholders are used to replace text strings when calling OS sub-systems... %1 is easy to understand... My question is what %L means ? Are there more ...
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Cannot connect from Windows 10 Hyper-V Manager to another Windows 10 Hyper-V instance

I got a Windows 10 Workstation at home where I installed Hyper-V and run a Windows 10 VM inside it. Then I got a Notebook where Windows 10 is installed and I want to connect and administrate the ...
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How can I switch an application to a different playback device on Windows 10

Googling for solutions to this problem seems to lead to third party solutions like this, sometimes with scripting like this. I'm no stranger to either, but It seems crazy to me that there isn't a ...
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How to solve multiple browser and calculators pop ups in windows 8.1?

I use Windows 8.1. Everything was going right for nearly a year. But in the last few months when I open my PC multiple browser windows (default set browser Mojila) and calculator and My Computer (the ...