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One of them is in the “All Users” profile (%PUBLIC%\Desktop). One of them is in your profile (%USERPROFILE%\Desktop). They are both hidden system files. If you want them to disappear, you’ll have to set Windows Explorer to hide them. This is also the default setting. To change this setting, open Control Panel, search for “Folder Options”, open it. In the ...


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It's just a slimline 5.25 inch bay, sometimes refered to as a 12.7mm bay; they are mostly for dvd/cd burners like this one. You can buy adapter products to divide a normal 5.25 inch bay into 2 slimline bays like this one.


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This smells like the "Capacitor plague" You should look for swollen electrolytic capacitors. See this Wikipedia for an example view. If you are lucky you can change some of them and have a working board again for a few month. If not, buy a new one. This is most of the time cheaper than the labor you will need to figure out the exact defect.


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The original question deals with Windows 7, but it's happening now for new reasons in Windows 10. Here's a general answer that deals with both situations. The general problem There's an excellent explanation of the problem and its cause at the 2012 MSDN post Why is there sometimes a long delay between pressing a hotkey for a shortcut and opening the ...


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Desktop.ini files are files that determine the way a folder is displayed by Windows. These files can be found in any folder, anywhere on your computer, as long as that folder has a custom appearance set for it. I wouldn't worry too much about them.


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AutoHotkey is a great program for doing this exact type of thing. It is an very useful program for remapping keyboard keys, letting you set up hotkeys, and automating tasks. Here are the steps to set this up: Download AutoHotkey (http://www.autohotkey.com/) and install it. Right-click on your desktop > New > Autohotkey Script (name it whatever you want). ...


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Using DISM (Deployment Imaging and Servicing Management) to fix Component Store corruption in Windows 8 essentially boils down to the following commands run from an elevated (admin) command prompt: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth (optional) - Checks the logs for pre-existing unfixed component store corruption and reports the results. Does not fix ...


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There is nothing special about windows server operating systems. You can simply remove the broken disk, insert an new disk and install a regular OS on it. Two things which are good to know though: Server hardware is usually not build to boot fast or to be silent. Powering up a server might result in a jet-engine howl of fans and nothing on a screen for ...


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I have found a website that has a script you can download and run on your machine, it gives you a popup for the location and name of the image running on your background. The reason you can't get your Windows 7 tweak to work is because the information is stored differently in the registry in Windows 8. In Windows 7 it's in plain text (plain English) and in ...


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The short answer: Check if your new bought desktops has a PATA connector on its motherboard? If not you are out of luck. Long answer: In ye ages of lore, desktops PCs used something which was sometimes called IDE and sometimes called ATA. This used a 40 pins connector plus power. In those same forgotten ages laptops used a similar version but with 44 ...


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I found a solution on this site. Use RegEdit to edit a DWORD registry key (or create a new key if it doesn't exist). Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\ and create or edit key: UseDesktopIniCache and set it to 0 (zero). Delete any desktop.ini files on the desktop and they will never reappear.


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Here's a version which avoids the dependency on GNU tools. It uses findstr, which is shipped with Windows. for /f %%i in ('qwinsta ^| findstr /C:">rdp-tcp#"') do set RDP_SESSION=%%i :: Strip the > set RDP_SESSION=%RDP_SESSION:>=% tscon %RDP_SESSION% /dest:console


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"Orientation" setting is sometimes removed by computer manufacturer through modified drivers. If there is no such setting on your notebook, try installing driver from graphic chip manufacturer (Intel, nVidia or AMD) instead of from your notebook manufacturer. Eg: HP 250 G2 notebook was missing this setting. After HP-supplied driver was uninstalled and ...


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You can change the desktop icons in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization then click on change desktop icons in the top left of the window. For the fonts: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display with a lot of options for fonts at different locations such as the title bars, menus, etc. It also has links to other customizing options in ...


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I use window tidy for positioning windows. There seems to be Spectacle that free, but I haven't tried it out yet.


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The culprits for me are the "Movies & TV" and "Photos" app. Once I killed this 2 apps in task manager, my keyboard shortcut launched without the 3 seconds delay. Yes, I have to kill both. I decided to uninstall both apps since I don't need them. To learn how to uninstall built-in apps, I have followed this page successfully:- ...


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Search for informations on "Folder Redirection". You can do that using Group Policies or editing the registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders More details here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/242557


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You could always just hide them instead of having a script constantly delete them. Right click the icon Cick Properties Check the Hidden box at the bottom of the general tab Hit apply and it's gone! If you hide something and want to get it back later, you need to: Navigate to your Desktop from Explorer (open a folder, type Desktop in the bar at the ...


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How many concurrent sessions do you need? I suspect the answer is "one", in that case you really don't need a Terminal Server. For one, it won't save you any money because the Windows Server License ain't exactly a bargain. To remote into it from abroad you would need some way to know your home IP (maybe you have a fixed one or a domain, many homeusers don't ...


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Tried unplugging everything until you're down to just power, monitor & keyboard and see if it's any better? And switch to different power, vid card, monitor & keyboard if still no good? Even the lights & speaker stuff, reset switch included (had a computer that would randomly freeze/black screen, turns out the reset switch was shorting). And is ...


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Looks like it is related to Synergy. Check this bug report. Some people were able to fix it by uninstalling the KB3013455.


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Your windows are appearing on your broken laptop screen and thats why everything appears only on minimized form. You can still move the windows to your normal screen using the following trick. Method one Make sure the application is selected, then use the following keys win+shift+right arrow repeat a few times untill the application shows on your screen. ...


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The standard is DDC/CI and seems to be widely supported - it may need to be enabled from the monitors OSD (mine was disabled). softMCCS from ddc-ci.com allows lots of control but it's too low level technical for regular use. Just to control brightness and contrast I'm using http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net (Windows).


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If you can logon to that PC via remote desktop, you can use Task Manager and Users tab to view all users (active/disconnected). If you cannot logon, then you can remotely issue the following command: query session /server:hostnamehere to get the same list of users.


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After asking question, I thought to try it by my self. I started creating as many desktops as possible and here's what happened:- My Laptop allowed me to create 716 desktop effortlessly, and when I tried creating 717 numbered desktop, i couldn't. My Laptop allowed me to create 716 desktops and then stopped responding. After creating these much desktops, in ...


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Windows 10 seems to allow you to create as many desktops as you would like. I have tested this, and created somewhat like 250 desktops and still not reached a limit. Beside, you wouldn't need that much desktop anyway. If you create so many desktops, it will become a pain in the ass just to close all of it.


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Purchase a genuine product key for Windows 8.1 (make sure it is for the exact same edition you have installed), activate Windows using the product key (no need to reinstall 8.1), then upgrade to Windows 10 using the official tool/methods from Microsoft. You now have a genuine version of Windows 10.


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Because you are seeing the All Users (%SystemDrive%\Users\Public\Desktop\Desktop.ini) and the current user profile (%UserProfile%\Desktop\Desktop.ini) files. The desktop, like the start menu, combines both your personal, and public shortcuts into one view. You also have "Show Hidden Files" and "Show Protected System Files" in your folder options selected. ...


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What you're looking for is called KVM switch, and the range is big. What you need is one of the cheaper ones, which basically lets you connect VGA and/or DVI in addition to some USB devices and sometimes including sound. This shouldn't set you back too much, as it's a fairly basic device. In large environments, it is common for entire KVM systems that costs ...



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