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While I'm not exactly sure what the purpose of it is, it looks like it is used to store/cache content that's currently in use. If you're curious to see what's inside, you can acquire locked files like swapfile.sys or pagefile.sys from a running Windows system using FGET (Forensic Get by HBGary). Run the the following command (as Administrator): FGET ...


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You could try making him a limited user, so he can't install anything to his computer, but can still run the game, access the internet, etc. You could also install a free AntiVirus, like AVG or Avast, not Norton/McAfee, that will stop most malwares.


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Not tried, but: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT is a combined view of two registry branches: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes The combined view shows the data in the local machine brach by default when there is no data (same key/value) in the current user branch, but the current user branch has precedence. So, in theory, the ...


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If you have the original installation media, use it to reinstall and repair. You might be able to order installation media from the computer manufacturer. If you do not have installation DVD's, you might be able to start in Safe Mode and use Windows 8 Recovery, ...


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You may find that HIBERFIL.SYS (a hidden system file) is taking up a lot of space on your main (internal) hard drive. If you want to reclaim this space at the cost of not being able to hibernate your PC any more you can follow these instructions: How to disable hibernation Alternatively you can run the following from a Command Prompt which is running in ...


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The ID for the basic Windows 8.x is Core. The ID for Windows 8.x Pro is Professional. The ID for Windows 8.x Pro + MediaCenter is ProfessionalWMC


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You can point to the WIM file of the Windows 8.1 RTM DVD: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /source:wim:D:\sources\install.wim:1 /limitaccess (where D: is your Windows DVD drive or mounted Win8.1 ISO) Does this work?


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Windows 8 and other versions have a "wake on LAN" feature which detects various network events. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2776718 for the details and http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-use-wake-on-lan-on-windows-8-1-and-windows-8/ for step-by-step instructions. In addition, if they are on the same desk, and you move the laptop or its mouse, that might ...


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I had this same issue, and unfortunately, it comes down to the manufacturer. It's up to the manufacturer to decide whether to lock it down or not. My mom's laptop runs on Windows 8 and the only option you have is to recover Windows 8. I would suggest contacting Samsung with the details and asking them if there is a workaround. There probably is a key ...


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From the research I've done, .abc file extensions are music notation files, and ABCApp.exe is a program from SONAR use to open, view, and edit those files. You may need to install the ABCApp program first, therefore registering the .abc extension, and probably automatically making the association. You may also want to check this out ...


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At a command prompt, using .abc from your example: assoc .abc Assume it yields .abc = abcfile Then, at command prompt: ftype abcfile=C:\path\to\desired\executable.exe Also, the reason you can't find .abc in Start>Control Panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set Associations is because there is no .abc key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. If ...


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The best long-term solution might be to teach him not to download random windows programs (that often have viruses/malware). (If I knew the best way to do that, I'd definitely say how; I switched to Linux Mint, with tested programs from a central repository, with source code available too. This question has some tips/programs to add programs and avoid ...


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http://www.faronics.com/products/deep-freeze/standard/ Get DeepFreeze. You install Deepfreeze and freeze the computer with a password. The user can still download thing and install things, but as soon as you reboot it is reset to its previous state. You can use your password to Thaw the computer and install whatever you want and re-freeze it.


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If all he needs is a web-browser and Minecraft, I'd consider installing Ubuntu or some other Linux Distribution. Minecraft runs on Linux and if you don't give your son root access, there is less malware that can harm the system. Another approach is to use whatever parental controls your router or ISP provide. You can probably limit what websites a specific ...


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If you're using an RDP within another RDP, Ctrl+Alt+End may not work as expected -- it sometimes could bring up the Task Manager / Change Password screen for the outer RDP. Instead, to bring up the Task Manager / Change Password screen for the inner RDP : Bring up the on-screen keyboard (Start > Run, type osk.exe) Hold Ctrl+Alt on the top-level ...


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An old question but it still shows up on Google, so: The solution is to add the "-noframemerging" switch to the internet explorer shortcut. Clicking the shortcut will now open IE in the current Desktop window (albeit more slowly than normal).


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With great relief, I write this from a working Windows 8 installation (first time in more than a year - although adding the bounty was rather badly timed :S). I have lost my third-party apps which will need to be re-installed but most settings other than that are still intact. In the end it was the Refresh Install from the Windows 8 DVD which got things ...


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Branislav nailed the issue! If you are stuck in the boot screen/loop, boot into safe mode and do the following, if not do this after you enable the HyperV check box in Windows features and before you restart Uninstall the bluetooth driver and make sure the check box "delete drivers from machine" is enabled in the dialog that prompts when uninstalling bt ...


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Some time Windows doesn't recognize keyboard, or doesn't recognize some keys. So for that Microsoft provides one s/w that fix it automatically that is called Microsoft Fix it. Use it may be it will help you out. Here is the link: Microsoft Fix it


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You can put Windows 8.1 x86-x64 AIO on a USB stick and it will boot. You have the option of selecting between the 32 bit and the 64 bit Windows installation. If you select the 64 bit option it will try to install it, given that your device has a 64 bit processor, but since it has a 32 bit UEFI firmware, winload.efi will crack because it expects a 64 bit ...


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STEP 1: Uninstall Mystartsearch.com from your Windows In this first step, we will try to identify and remove any malicious program that might be installed on your computer from Control Panel. To view the most recently installed programs, you can click on the “Installed On” column to sort your program by the installation date. Scroll through the list, and ...



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