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Windows updates fails with error 80070bc9

My Windows Updates is always failing with error 80070bc9 and tries to restart my computer with this message: This is really annoying :/ I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 + MS Security Essentials. ...
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File size of multiple folders in explorer [duplicate]

I am often doing some cleanup in hard drives and I always want to know the size of each Folder in a directory in Explorer. Each time i need to run a dir to know the folder size. I noticed that there ...
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Windows App to Keep Num Lock On

Whenever I remote desktop to a machine, it seems NumLock is turned off. I never ever want NumLock off. Is there a windows app which will monitor the numlock state and turn it back on if it is off?
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OS X running Windows VM or Windows running OS X VM

I'm looking to set up a quad core i7 Mac Mini with 16Gb ram as a server. I need: An OS X system to run X Code (Yosemite) A Windows Domain Controller (2012 R2) A File Server (using credentials set ...
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Accessing Linux NFS Shares using Windows Explorer

I have a Linux Machine (CentOS 6.4) using which I exported a NFS Share. I'm pretty sure that this is an NFS Share since I Created an entry in /etc/exports Ran the command exportfs -avr Now when ...
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Cannot share folders in Windows Server 2008 R2

When I try to share a folder on Windows Server 2008 R2, I get following error message Windows File Sharing Your system administrator has blocked you from running this program The service ...
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How to clone Git repo on my local server

I'm trying to use Git for the first time (I have used Mercurial before so I know the basic setup). Everything is ready on the server side with the following properties: User name: git Domain: ...
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Can I add another stick of 2 GB to a 32 bit Win system?

I am running Win 7 Starter 32-bit on an Acer Aspire, 2gb RAM. Will 2 extra GB Ram make my system faster? When I install the RAM system properties says that the system has 4 GB but only 2 is usable. ...
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SMART results shows serious disk problems?

I have bought a new computer 2 months ago. Computer performance has continuously gone down until a point that Windows7 freezes a lot with the light that indicates the disk usage fixed and turned on. I ...
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Can't read any created Junctions

I'm using Windows 10 tech preview. Anytime I create a junction (using either mklink from cmd or junction.exe here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx ), I cannot load it ...
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Logitech K800 keyboard media keys not working even AFTER resetting the human user interface thing

They work temporarily, but then as soon as I turn the computer back on they don't work. I set it to automatic. The only way I have gotten it to work is to set it to manual, hit apply, then set it back ...
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OneDrive Syncing Issues

OneDrive keeps reporting that "5 items couldn't be synced". When I click "View Sync problems", it says that the last sync worked correctly. I've tried syncing and restarting, but it hasn't been very ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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Random process at 25% CPU usage

I have strange problem. Sometimes, often after few minutes of using PC a random process get 25% of CPU usage and it stays at that. Sometimes it's chrome, bittorrent, text editor or something else. And ...
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How to convert .OBJ to .CGNS

Working with 3d geometry. I need to convert .OBJ file obtained from maya/3ds max to .CGNS (a really strange format described here). Is there an application that can do this (for windows or ubuntu?)
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Restart a Windows service from the command line

Is there a way to restart a Windows service from the command prompt?
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Installing an application in a sandbox to detect windows registry manipulation

I would like to know if there is a way to detect which registry settings an installer affects. Are there other options than running a full-size VM and then somehow comparing snapshots of the registry ...
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How to reverse sound tracks from command-line?

How can I turn a normal sound track into a reversed file (play normal file as backward) from Command-line in windows platform? (using free and portable utilities)
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Slow writes when writing to a file outside the current working directory

I'm baffled at the results of an experiment I performed on my Windows laptop. My app writes a huge binary file (~3.5 GB) and I noticed that if the file that I write is outside the current working ...
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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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Secondary Monitor not waking up

I have an Acer aspire laptop, with an external monitor, connected through VGA. I use the "Projector Only" Function. When I put the computer to sleep, then wake it again, Both screens remain blank. I ...
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How to improve performance of a folder with many files in windows server 2008 sp2?

On a windows server 2008sp2 box, I have a folder with more than 180,000 files(images). Since this folder is used to store images for a legacy application, I cannot change the directory structure. Is ...
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Truecrypt mount system drive from “outside”

i am trying to mount an encrypted system disk from a Winbuilder Win 8 live disk with Truecrypt 7.1a. The encrypted disk originally has a 100GB and a 400GB partition, but truecrypts mount dialogue ...
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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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Script to set “Hide file extensions”

I'm tired of the multi-step process to set my preferred folder options on every server to which I log on (Mostly Win2008, but also some 2012 and Win7 here and there). I'd love to be able to script the ...
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Reformat SD card to NTFS

I want to reformat a 16 GB SD card to NTFS so that I can use it to transfer large files (larger than 4 GB) from one computer to another easily, but my computer will only allow FAT ...
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Use Ctrl+Backspace to delete word in Windows command line?

How could I erase the whole word with using Ctrl-Backspace in Windows XP command line? Is it possible at all?
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Ethernet Driver for Elitebook 2540p

PCI/VEN_8086&DEV_4239&SUBSYS_13118086&REV_35 Its for a HP Elitebook 2540p ethernet. I've tried many drivers. I can only find dead links for the one listed above. This is for Windows 7 ...
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Use 2 different page number formats in same document - MS Word 2013

I have first 10 pages numbered by Roman digits. I want that the 11th page's numbering should start by 1, 2, 3 and so on... How do I do that?
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How to change brightness in Windows XP without built-in keyboard?

I have broken keyboard on my MSI EX-600 so I can't press "function buttons" to change brightness, volume, etc. Is it possible to change brightness of display (not graphic card!) without the keyboard ...
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VirtualBox XP host on Yosemite fails to connect to Mac share

Upon upgrade to Yosemite, my VirtualBox Windows VMs no longer connect to shares on the host Mac e.g. \\my-mac's-name\folder-name. It seems to see them (in Network Places) and either continually ...
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New drive does not boot after cloning mbr/partitions

I cloned the MBR and both partitions of a drive but the new drive does not boot. The Disk Manager shows these difference: ORIGINAL WORKING DRIVE: C:\Windows Boot,CrashDump,Primary ...
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Could any user account damage windows?

I have a new pc with windows 7 installed with no restrictions, admin accounts are protected with a password. If i let a random guy use my pc (with a normal account, not Admin), could he use cmd or ...
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Windows XP requires BIOS IDE setting to boot up, how to fix this?

Every time I try to boot my system which runs on windows XP, my PC does not start and I have to press F10 to go to BIOS set up mode and under advanced option, I have to select IDE (in default mode, it ...
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Can I make the Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent?

Is there a way to make the standard Windows 8.1 on-screen touch keyboard semi-transparent? I simply want to be able to type underneath the keyboard and still see what I'm typing, like on the picture ...
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How can a bootable partition be created for Windows installation media on an external HDD?

Now I'm not talking about a backup image or creating a partition that holds the entire OS to boot from, just to clarify. What I'm asking for is taking the Windows installation media, plopping that ...
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How to add commands of windows to local shell of XShell 4

XShell is a very powerful tools to ssh remote computers such as Unix/Linux. And it has built some internal commands for you to run within your Windows. Xshell:\> help Internal Commands: new: ...
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removing upgrade windows 8.1 banner

If I change the registry with Set-ItemProperty -Path 'registry::HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup\UpgradeNotification' -Name UpgradeAvailable -Value 0 # Will I still get regular updates?
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Which starts first ? BootExecute or PendingFileRenameOperations?

There are some keys in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager, including BootExecute and PendingFileRenameOperations. Which starts first ? BootExecute or PendingFileRenameOperations ??? ...
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There is not enough space on the disk when there is?

Permissions are fine (inherited) and checking effective permissions everything is AOK. As you can see i can make a file in the docs folder but not the pdf_docs subfolder. The folder has a lot of ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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Why is Windows showing space being used but there are no files (9gb)?

I have just taken off personal files from my hard drive to a back up drive, the drive is now empty of all files including hidden files but is showing 9.3gb of space being used. My recycle bin is ...
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Virtualbox host key not working, can't get out of scale mode

I have up to date version of Virtual Box running on Windows 8.1. The host key isn't responding. Changing the host key in Preferences > Input dozens of times did nothing to resolve the issue. The issue ...
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How to make Windows 10 File Explorer open “This PC” by default?

I know how to do that on Vista/7, I know how to do that on 8/8.1, but neither of the ways work with Windows 10, it always defaults into the "Home" view. (I am basically reposting this question for ...
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Copying `/Users` on Windows 8 over to another Windows 8 installation to retain settings?

I've got an installation of Windows 8 on a drive that has bad blocks within Windows installation folder or registry. Obviously the drive is on its last leg, however it appears that the files within ...
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Put windows back onto a computer after replacing with ubuntu [duplicate]

I have a laptop currently running ubuntu 14.04. The laptop came with window 8 on it and I was curious about the best way to reinstall windows 8 alongside ubuntu. The laptop was a display model and ...
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LMMS Not Starting Windows 8.1

I just downloaded LMMS (ver 1.0.3) and it won't start. I have tried uninstalling and re-installing and also installing an older version. When I start it all it shows is the splash screen and then ...
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Windows to go boot from a wrong place on my home PC

I've installed a windows to go on my USB driver. It works well, but only doesn't work on my own home computer. The symptom is that it will boot from my hard drive(I've already set the BIOS to boot ...
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Directory (Folder) WITHOUT any name

How can be there any directory without any name? And if it's possible, what does it signify. I had some data on my pendrive which, after inserting into somebody else's system, didn't show any ...
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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 ...