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My Surface does not respond to touch at all

Since this morning, I have not been able to use the touch screen on my Surface RT. I have tried updating and refreshing it but nothing is working. Why has this happened? I have a few ideas of how ...
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Shell extension for SharePoint libraries

Is there a shell extension for Windows Explorer that is optimized for SharePoint libraries. Expected features are: Displaying Check-in/check-out status (as an icon overlay or additional column) ...
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Change “Show Desktop” to “Minimize All”

I'd like to use Alt+Tab a lot when I'm programming under Windows. It's the quickest method to switch between windows. However, there's one annoying thing about this, and that is when I switch over to ...
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Changing default behavior of Windows' thumbnail caching

I find it extremely annoying (and ultra lame) that Windows Explorer will only generate thumbnails for those files whose names are visible in the window. If I open a folder full of photos and walk ...
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Why does Internet Explorer shortcut(desktop shortcut) launch 3 processes?

One of our legacy application is tied to IE. We created a desktop shortcut for it on user's workstation. Now when this shortcut launches the app, we see 3 windows processes launched instead of 2!!! ...
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Powershell scripts works manually but not as a scheduled task

I have a powershell script that converts .doc to .pdf files. When I execute it manually, it works perfectly on my windows server 2012. When I execute it as a scheduled task, opens an instance of ...
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Installing GNU mailutils on windows

I'm using Windows 7, and would like to use the GNU mailutils, specifically mu and mu4e. Unfortunately, these are not available as Cygwin packages. Is there any way to use GNU mailutils on windows ...
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Windows screen resolution change: lengthen timeout

Occasionally I need to change the screen resolution of the console of a Windows virtual machine using XenCenter. When you attempt this change, Windows will revert if you don't accept the changed ...
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Run a script when second monitor is connected

I currently have a TV attached to my computer via HDMI. When I set the TV's input to the appropriate HDMI port, it becomes visible to the computer and the computer adds it as a second display. What I ...
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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 ...
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Using multiple KeePass databases with separate configurations

We are using KeePass (2.16, Windows) to store passwords in our company (let's name it KeePass_Corp). Additionally I am using another installation on a USB-stick to store my private passwords ...
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Programmatically installing a system driver on Windows 7 x64

I am experimenting with the WinDDK and trying to install a system driver on a Windows 7 (x64)virtual box. I have an .inf file: ; testdriver.inf - install information file [Version] Signature = ...
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Shortcuts with command line arguments blocked with IE error - These files can't be opened

My local shortcuts (.lnk files) do not execute if the shortcut has any command-line arguments On freshly-installed 64-Bit Windows 8 Shortcut worked fine on Windows 7 32-Bit It depends where the ...
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Change windows files permissions from Ubuntu

I need to change a windows file permissions from Ubuntu, I found that article about it http://askubuntu.com/questions/195464/how-to-change-file-permission-from-ubuntu-wubi-install I did change that ...
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Is there a way to disable Spotify playlist notifications?

There is an annoying red thing going on on the top right corner, top of the megaphone symbol, every time someone changes something on any playlist I've subscribed to. The problem is that I haven't ...
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What is different between XP and Win7 when handling a USB composite device?

I have developed an USB device using a LPC2148 and the LPCUSB USB stack. It works well when I set it as an HID device (a keyboard), but when I set it as a composite device, storage (SD Flash Card) and ...
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avahi-browse or avahi-discover for Windows

Is there a Windows free (= libre) software analoguous to GNU/Linux avahi-browse or avahi-discover (which would discover avahi/bonjour services on the local network and list them)? Since I have ...
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Forfiles command does not work for Windows XP

I have a Batch script with "forfiles" command which is ignored when I execute it. I thought the reason is in the system (I have windows XP) which commonly does not have forfiles.exe installed. I ...
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Is there a Synergy-like application that only shares the keyboard?

Basically, I don't need the "shared mouse" that Synergy has. I have a Macbook Pro with an external keyboard hooked up and a Windows 7 PC I'd like to share the keyboard with. What I'd like to do is ...
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Local hostname fails to resolve only in browsers

I am having an issue on Windows Server 2008. Basically the problem is that whenever my local hostname is used in a browser it fails to resolve. As far as I can tell the name is correctly set, I can ...
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Change icon positions from the command line?

Is it possible to use the Windows command line to get or change the positions of icons the screen? For example, I can drag and move a file's icon on my desktop. How would I retrieve that position ...
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Hide a taskbar toolbar's text and title by default

I need to add toolbars which hides the shortcut/icon/application text and title as default. I thought the best way would be through the registry (where everything like that can be set, but not this I ...
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Accessing the root directory through Windows Explorer FTP?

How do I navigate to the root directory of a Linux FTP server through Windows Explorer? In Windows 7 (not sure about Windows XP), you can click the URL bar and type in ftp://user@hostname, which will ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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Remove Windows built-in items from right-click (context) menu

My question is similar to this one, except mine differs in one part: The right click (context) menu is minimal and clean on a fresh installation of Windows I have to disagree. There are at least ...
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Plugging the usb device makes PC go crazy

When I plug in the usb flash drive, Windows 8.1 won't recognize it. Then when I plug out the mouse (so that I can plug in the flash drive instead), this happens: the usb drive is still not ...
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Why do some programs can't write to a ramdisk on Windows?

I've created a ram disk under windows using IMDisk. Most programs don't have problems writing to it. But for example, it isn't possible in Visual Studio (2013, currently) to create a project in a ram ...
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How to execute program via ssh on a remote machine display

I'm using Linux as a client and windows as a server and I want to display executing program on my windows machine (something like -display :0 option in X systems) wihout installing additional software ...
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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 - ...
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Two hours or so after restarting my computer, some webpages don't load unless I restart again

OS and computer type: Windows 8.1 and Lenovo G505 laptop Further description: In Chrome, after the computer is on for a while after being restarted, certain websites, e.g. StackExchange sites, my ...
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Windows 7 moves all program windows to single screen when reconnecting external screen(s)

I frequently disconnect my external displays from my laptop (it's a workstation that natively supports driving two external displays) to take it with me. Every time I come back and reconnect it, all ...
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Simple way to clear clipboard(copied) contents In different platforms?

I use a Win 7 machine , Android tab and Windows mobile . All these i use password wallets to keep passwords for different things . Usually i copy those password and paste in the fields . And it stays ...
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Is there any command-line to change my network mask in Windows shell?

I have not been able to find nothing on the netsh command shell documentation for changing only the netmask configuration without modifying rest of it (ip, gateway, DNSs and so on). The closest I know ...
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do I need all 3 Nvidia Geforce Experience autoboots?

I'm using Nvidia Geforce Experience, and while checking msconfig, it says the following 3 bootups: C:\Program Files(x86)\Nvidia Corporation\NVIDIA Update Core\nvtmru.exe C:\Program Files(x86)\Nvidia ...
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Running cron on Cygwin to call notifu

I have installed Cygwin with cygrunsrv and Cron so I could use the benefits of using Linux-style scheduling in Windows. I want to call notifu from a cron job. I Installed cron as a service using the ...
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How do I set the BSOD on Windows 8.1 to pause and display useful hexdump information instead of a frowny face?

My Windows 8.1 machine is crashing once-a-day with a BSOD, and not leaving any DMP file behind, so I have nothing for WinDbg.exe to examine. Nothing interesting in the event log. The BSOD used to ...
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Is it possible to run Corona SDK on ReactOS or Wine?

I dumped Windows, I'm now using Xubuntu. Is it possible to run Corona SDK on Wine? On Corona forums, they say no, but I wounder how this guy did it? Is ZeroBrane a solution? What about ReactOS (or ...
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Why does running PowerShell change my console font?

I have a strange problem on my laptop - when I run Powershell within an existing console window, the font choice for the window changes. For example, this is cmd.exe immediately after opening the ...
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How does sfc repair the dllcache backup directory?

According to System File Checker (sfc) Documentation sfc will follow certain procedures to determine whether a system file is corrupt. If sfc discovers that a protected file has been overwritten, it ...
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Program suspended in Windows 8.1. Can't kill it because 'Access is Denied'

I have been getting this problem since I upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. What happens is after any program crashes, I cannot open it again and I cannot change any of the files that would normally not ...
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how to notify a program of another program? dll? directory? path?

I am trying to experiment with GNUS email in Emacs, in Windows (EDIT: x64 bit). I've got it to work in Ubuntu, but struggling with it in Windows. From ...
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VMWare VM as router for windows host

Goal - use virtual machine as router/firewall for host VM is running on. I created VMWare VM and installed pfSense. Configured two network adapters for WAN (bridged, VMNet0) and LAN (host-only, ...
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Host hacks when no access to hosts file

I would like to test website where public DNS name is not changed yet. In order to to do that I need to change hosts file on the workstation but the domain security policy prevents me to do so. Is ...
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How to use installed windows 8 apps in other local users?

How can I use the apps that previously downloaded and installed in other local accounts? I don't want to download the apps that installed by other accounts. I just want to use "Previously Downloaded" ...
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Thunderbird: Don't show incoming mail notification for filtered emails

I use filters to redirect some emails to separate folders, different from my Inbox. Currently, Thunderbird shows a notification for any email message I receive: I want it to show only ...
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Windows 8 Login configuration

I have a requirement where I use a smart card to login in Windows 8. (In windows-7, as was mentioned in SO answers, I know that I can configure smart-card login.) Or where do I see the ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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How do I install the Infinity Headset drivers in Windows XP?

I've recently purchased an Infinity Headset (bluetooth), but my PC doesn't recognise it. Does it need some specific drivers?
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How could I disable windows effects through batch

Is it possible to disable these options shown in the picture below using a batch file. I am making a program that can boost a computers performance can any one help. my OS is windows 7 32bit.