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I found the issue on my Windows 8.1 Toshiba. The issue was that the Transit Bluetooth headphones stopped working after recovery from Sleep Mode. I solved it this way: Navigate to the Event Viewer Find the Bluetooth Audio Service driver which had a status of 0x0 (which is the same as NULL - not installed or running) Go into Audio playback options ...


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If you want only basic level protection for your system then there is no need to download any other 3rd party antivirus software in your system. For a more advanced level of protection you can go for some free version of Antivirus software like Immunet, Avast or Avira. They usually do not effect performance very much, and they're free.


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Yes. Windows gives each program WaitToKillAppTimeout seconds to shutdown (default is 20): https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc978624.aspx After it, it closes all programs. All files are released, file handlers become invalid and Windows shuts down.


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Just press return, to leave the prompt and go back to your session.


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Yes, the locks remain but you cannot predict when they will get released by the OS. See LockFile() and LockFileEx(): If a process terminates with a portion of a file locked or closes a file that has outstanding locks, the locks are unlocked by the operating system. However, the time it takes for the operating system to unlock these locks depends ...


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You shouldn't copy them to C:\windows\system32. Instead, place them in a sensible location and add that location to your %PATH% environment variable. If you don't install the utilities in their default location (specified by the website or installer), you might place such utilities in a dedicated folder such as C:\bin\ or C:\programs\. I prefer this to a ...


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First of all, yes, as per the answer provided by @user996142 To elaborate on my comment regarding network processes, the answer is "eventually, yes". Anything accessing your files via the network is actually locking the file indirectly. The host process on your machine (for example, whatever process is behind the SMB sharing) does the actual file locking. ...


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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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You can use the extended features of a FOR loop for this - even if it will not "loop": @echo off setlocal EnableExtensions set "arg=%~1" for /f %%A in ('echo %arg%') do echo %%~nxA where you call this script with the full filename, possibly quoted to protect spaces within.


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You can use the Ext2Fsd Project driver that will allow Windows to read and write files in ext2, 3, and 4 filesystems. Be careful, as the developer warns: The driver may crash your system and ruin your data unexpectedly, since there might be software conflicts and I could only test it on some of the popular platforms. You should use it with ...


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There are several ways. First you can install a filing system driver as @redbeam_ has indicated. This gives (more or less) native access to the files. Though extreme care should be taken due to the many differences between Windows and Unix-like filing and operating systems. Alternatively, you could install a virtual machine application such as VirtualBox, ...



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