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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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I made Windows think I had two connected displays like this: Right click on the desktop, click 'Screen Resolution' Click 'Detect' on the next screen Click 'Another display not detected' and under the multiple displays option select 'Try to connect anyway on: VGA' Click 'Apply' You can now enable your desktop to be extended as if you have a second screen ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Your OS will recover itself automatically in such cases and informs you with any critical errors that happened , so you don't have to worry much. You might consider buying an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), it helps a lot with protecting your computer with power problems.


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A blackout (rather, the glitches in power that occur just as line power is going away, and just as it's coming back) can damage a computer, even one that's plugged in through a power strip. But it sounds like yours survived just fine. You did the right thing by unplugging the computer while the power was off, and not plugging it back in until power was ...


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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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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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It seems like it will eventually sort itself out, but I didn't do anything to make that happen. I'm still flummoxed, but at least it's back... (trying to mark the question as answered, or similar. New to posting questions though, only ever answered before...)


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Use Create launcher from Ubuntu repository for creating custom launchers. you can install the same from commandline also. from terminal type sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends gnome-panel. you can open launcher from terminal by this command gnome-desktop-item-edit ~/Desktop/ --create-new The other method is Right click on the file Click on ...


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The moment you turn on the computer, your CPU should start to work and to generate (dissipate) the heat. If your CPU is cold, this mean that it is not powered. No power to your CPU, no BIOS, no beeps... nothing :) The fact that system turns off after a few seconds is usually the CPU overheating issue as motherboard will cut the power to prevent overheating. ...


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Yes, touch enabled devices display this by default. Type the word folder into your Start menu, then click Folder Options from the search results that display in the menu.  From the View tab of the window that pops up, find the option to disable "use checkboxes to select items". Source: ...


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"Fences" allows you to organize icons into their own little areas. It might be worth a look: http://www.stardock.com/products/fences/


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You can Quit the Google drive from the "Tray Icon" or Task Manager. From the Tray Icon, right click the Google drive icon and choose "Quit Google Drive" Or, Open the Task Manager and right click the "googledrivesync.exe" Hope this helps.


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The way to do this is fairly easy but I doubt you are going to like it. Just use 2 user accounts. On the first account don't set a password, the second do set one. Then hit windows key+R to bring up the run dialog and run secpol.msc, this will bring up the "Local Security Policy" screen. From that screen go to Securty Settings -> Local Policies -> ...


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Easy, open the Task Manager an leave it open. You can schedule it to be opened at logon. It will remember what tab you had and where it was on the desktop when you closed it. It even has an "Always On Top" option. :) Otherwise, there are a ton of widgets for showing you that/similar info (I use the Moo0 System Monitor myself). If you don't like the ...



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