For questions not specific to a single version of Microsoft Windows. Otherwise, use a more specific tag such as [windows-7] or [windows-10].

learn more… | top users | synonyms

6
votes
0answers
211 views

VirtuaWin - Show window on 2 out of 4 Desktops

Is there a way to configure VirtuaWin (http://virtuawin.sourceforge.net/) so that a window is displayed on more than 1 desktop, but not on all of them? For example I want to show Visual Studio on ...
5
votes
0answers
135 views

How can I have both qwerty and azerty keyboards on same computer same time?

I have both an azerty and a qwerty keyboards on my computer. The azerty keyboard (FRA) is a real keyboard. The qwerty keyboard (ENG) is a magnetic track card reader recognized as a keyboard. My ...
5
votes
0answers
314 views

How to make Select Tool mode default instead of Hand Tool in PDF-XChange Viewer?

I am always using PDF-XChange Viewer for PDF viewing, which works great for me. One issue that bothers me a lot is that, by default, it will be in Hand Tool (second button checked in the following ...
5
votes
0answers
261 views

Microsoft Word - Antialiasing for font selection panel

Is there a way for me to enable anti-aliasing on the Font Selection pane in Microsoft Word? I know that there are other ways for me to search for fonts, but for a quick search the non-anti-aliased ...
5
votes
0answers
389 views

How to disable flashing VirtuaWin systray icon? Window is not responding

I have to run an application which is not responding so ViruaWin isn't able to manage it. (There is a "1 window not responding" tooltip on its systray icon.) Because of the hanging VirtuaWin flashes ...
4
votes
0answers
43 views

CPU spikes to 100% when using openSSH for windows

I am using openSSH for windows (OpenSSH 7.1p1-1). I noticed that after few days that the sshd.exe processes are at the range of 20% cpu the spike to 100% utilization all taken by the processes. i ...
4
votes
0answers
20 views

Configure Windows for an internet connection that's only metered during the day

Can the Windows 8/10 metered connection setting be scheduled to automatically turn on and off depending on the time of day in order to take advantage of an overnight unlimited traffic window from an ...
4
votes
0answers
23 views

Why Webdav loses connection each reboot?

Hostgator told me on a support call over a year ago that Windows 7 had issues with Webdav because of digest authentication. They also said that future versions of Windows would solve the problems with ...
4
votes
0answers
119 views

How to make windows search search in Windows 10?

Ever since I've install Windows 10 I'm having this annoying problem. Windows search (Winkey+S) is not finding most of the stuff. It can find certain things such as Control Panel, or an executable if I ...
4
votes
0answers
347 views

Connecting Android to Windows VPN

I have set up a VPN on my Windows 10 computer by going into Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections and hitting Alt and then going to File > New Incoming Connection... and setting up ...
4
votes
0answers
836 views

VirtualBox: USB device is busy with the previous request

I want to use my pendrive on Arch Linux that is currently on VirtualBox. My host system is Windows 10. I've already added a USB device filter, but Arch doesn't see any USB disk. When I try to connect ...
4
votes
0answers
735 views

hdd recognized as ssd after windows 10 update

I received the Windows 10 update and installed it without any problems to a Lenovo computer running Windows 7. So far, everything works fine except that when I go to defragment the drive, the media ...
4
votes
0answers
1k views

How to limit “Windows ProbIem Steps recorder” to a single monitor?

The Problem Steps Recorder (psr.exe) in Windows 7 and newer is a great tool to quickly record something on youe system. It takes screen shots of whatever you are doing. But I have four monitors and ...
4
votes
0answers
105 views

Why is the free disk space on an external drive varying wildly while copying files on it?

I'm using Windows 8.1 Explorer to copy image files from my Android mounted as media device, onto an SSD connected via a USB 2.0 drive enclosure (NTFS). While the copying goes on, the free disk space ...
4
votes
0answers
11k views

Hyper-V reports that the hypervisor is not running. How to start the hypervisor?

I've created and run Hyper-V guests on this machine in the past. VT extensions are enabled in the BIOS; no changes made there. I've changed my boot device order recently. How can I ensure that ...
4
votes
0answers
190 views

Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a ...
4
votes
0answers
471 views

Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
4
votes
0answers
6k views

PsExec, Error establishing communication with PsExec service

I am getting the following error if I try to use PsExec (psexec \\MyServer cmd, nothing fancy) PsExec v2.1 - Execute processes remotely Copyright (C) 2001-2013 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - ...
4
votes
0answers
216 views

Deny application access to hard drive or volume in Windows 7+

I want to deny some of the applications on my computer to access certain drives or logical volumes, but couldn't find a solution so far. Background: My PC has an SSD as system drive and a 15TB Raid-6 ...
4
votes
0answers
711 views

Synergy not stopping service completely

I'm using Synergy 1.4.12 (server) on windows 8 pro 64bit. I'm getting a bug when I try to stop the service. If I click stop in to window or by right-clicking the startup icon, the Synergy service ...
4
votes
0answers
158 views

Git username vs windows username capital

I have a git repository set up on a linux server. I have a user with a username of cmcgrath on the git server. On our windows domain we have the same user cmcgrath. However, when he opens gitbash it ...
4
votes
0answers
1k views

Touch gestures in IE not working without explorer.exe being run once

Edit: Rephrasing my question: Upon further troubleshooting, I can conclude that: Touch gestures (dragging, pinch to zoom, touch-and-hold right click) in Internet Explorer start to work when: The ...
4
votes
0answers
601 views

Small soft bursts of static and volume drops, is my audio hardware faulty?

I'm running Windows 7 using onboard audio. It's been fine for over 2 years but lately there's a problem every time I play audio. I only use WMP since it's the only player I've ever used with this pc. ...
4
votes
0answers
471 views

How to use Firefox and other non-RFC1929 complaint programs with auth'ed SOCKS5? Local proxy chainer?

I own a SOCKS5 subscription which requires authentication. I want to use it with FoxyProxy and other programs which do not support auth'ed socks5 (just SOCKS5 with no auth). Note that you cannot enter ...
4
votes
0answers
769 views

How to reduce the hide-delay of Windows 7 taskbar previews?

When you hover the mouse over a taskbar item in Windows 7, it pops up the thumbnail preview. When you remove the mouse, there is a short delay and then the thumbnail disappears. Does anyone know if ...
4
votes
0answers
3k views

Hide Menu by Default in Adobe Reader

Is there a way to make Adobe Reader 10 not display the menu bar (File, etc.) initially, when opening files? Even when you disable it in View>Show/Hide>Menu Bar or with F9, the next time you open ...
3
votes
0answers
35 views

Is it possible to bring back Aero preview on alt+tab in Windows 10?

Back in Windows 7, when one presses alt+tab the "Windows Flip" menu appears and if (s)he holds alt but stops pressing tab, a preview of the app appears. In Windows 10, the behaviour is different: the ...
3
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
37 views

Complex wmi queries using execquery

In powershell I can do a query like > get-wmiobject -query 'select * from win32_groupuser' | % {[wmi]$_.partcomponent|select domain,name,SID} Which will list for each wmi, the domain, name and ...
3
votes
0answers
35 views

How do you create your own quick commands in Vivaldi?

I am using the new Vivaldi browser. On the Vivaldi website, it says Quick commands menu is highly customizable allowing you to create your own commands and run them instantly. But, how do you create ...
3
votes
0answers
20 views

FTP upload/download freezing and generally slow

I've got 100 mbps and can download from Steam with about 8-12 MB/s. Also I have an upload speed of 4-5 MB/s but those speeds are never actually used while doing something using FTP. The maximum ...
3
votes
0answers
31 views

Run a program using NVIDIA dedicated GPU only when plugged into power

Under 3d Settings in NVIDIA's control panel, it allows me to choose whether specific programs always start using the integrated graphics on my CPU or the dedicated GTX 960M. Can I create a condition ...
3
votes
0answers
82 views

Unable to rsync to another volume with Git Bash

I use git bash on a windows machine: version 2.7.2 (32-bit version) of Git for Windows built on 2016-02-23 available from https://git-scm.com. Within bash I can copy a directory from /c/ to /e/ (a ...
3
votes
0answers
65 views

How can I view command prompt history after the window is closed on Windows 10?

I saw in the morning a command prompt window for just one second. After the command finished the window was closed. I would like to see, what command was run before it closed. Is it possible? I ...
3
votes
0answers
441 views

Is it possible to use Raspberry Pi as keyboard/mouse/joystick to control a Windows PC?

I have a unused laptop (Win7 64bit) with broken USB port, so I cannot plug any USB device in it. But the laptop itself is good enough to play indie games or any games from last gen. Is it possible ...
3
votes
0answers
72 views

Expose a wired keyboard connected to a laptop to an iOS device as a Bluetooth keyboard

I have a keyboard connected to my Windows laptop and I'd like to use it as a Bluetooth keyboard discoverable by my iOS device. In essence, I want my iOS device to be able to connect to the laptop via ...
3
votes
0answers
48 views

Nvidia “I Prefer Maximum Performance” Quick Switch?

fellow Windows users! I want to be able to (quickly) switch between I Prefer Maximum Performance Adaptive Performance Nvidia Control Panel I've used Autohotkey as a quick hack, but there has ...
3
votes
0answers
13 views

Modified file not being read over network

I have a strange issue with file sharing in Windows Server 2012. We have an application that's run from a network share. There's also a Terminal Services server so remote users can run it. This ...
3
votes
0answers
91 views

Linux stuck on boot up, windows bootloader overwritten

Ahoi. I recently installed debian on my windows 10 machine, and have essentially bumloved my entire machine, it seems. I installed Debian using the 8.3.0 DVD Image from the official site, and the ...
3
votes
0answers
93 views

ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor Windows and DisplayPort issue

I have an ASUS PA328Q 4K monitor plugged onto the DisplayPort output of an MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4G. The monitor is configured to use DisplayPort 1.2. I am running Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. The ...
3
votes
0answers
11 views

How can I track which software/process created or updated a Windows Sychronization Event Object?

I have an application which sets a Windows Synchronization Event Object. Recently I've seen indications that some other application may be setting/modifying that same object. Is there a way I can ...
3
votes
0answers
145 views

Windows 7 SP1 wont update error code 800706F7

This appears to be a common problem and it has been reported on multiple sites and the answer always seems to come down to removing kb3004394 On the laptop in question I checked and the update is ...
3
votes
0answers
44 views

Does Windows ever stop services when resuming from sleep?

I'm running on windows 8. Occasionally, when I resume from sleep, my service gets a stop request through the SCM (call to SvcCtrlHandler with SERVICE_CONTROL_STOP). I wasn't able to trace the source ...
3
votes
0answers
157 views

Remove Chrome's Most Visited Icon on Taskbar (not the tabs)

In Windows, when you right click the Chrome startup icon pinned to the task bar, it presents you with a list of pinned sites, and one icon as the "Most Visited" site. In Windows 8 I could delete it ...
3
votes
0answers
119 views

Windows 10 Re-Partitioning Issue

Win7 ---> Win10 Partition Problems: My situation is as follows, I previously had Windows 7 installed and when installing Windows 10 I shrunk the Windows 7 partition and installed Windows 10 to the ...
3
votes
0answers
55 views

Cannot create Ctrl+Alt+Shift+@ shortcut key combination

I used to have the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+' to start my scanner from the desktop (after having used the same in GIMP for years), but for some reason it is gone and I cannot recreate it. ...
3
votes
0answers
76 views

Internet Explorer infamous ActiveX warning

I have an application that uses an Internet Explorer component to navigate to pages. In my application i block any ActiveX downloads to improve speed. I also disabled all ActiveX options available in ...
3
votes
0answers
83 views

Windows displaying boot information instead of booting

I recently upgraded to Windows 10, but after a few days my system fails to boot up. It shows general information about my PC like CPU CLOCK, CPU ID, DRAM at Bank(s), etc. Here is a photograph of the ...
3
votes
0answers
484 views

Use EMV-enabled Credit Card (chip card) for Windows Smart Card log-in?

I have a USB Smart Card Reader and a Credit Card with Smart Chip (EMV) on it. So I was wondering if I can associate this card to my Windows Administrator profile (local user account) and use it as a ...
3
votes
0answers
158 views

Unzip multipart files created from Mac in Windows

This is how I created a multipart archive from Mac; zip -r -s 1g archive.zip long\ folder\ name/ This creates files like archive.zip, archive.z01 and so on. Now I am trying to unzip this archive in ...