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There is three types of environment variables: Machine The environment variable is stored or retrieved from the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment key in the Windows operating system registry. When a user creates the environment variable in a set operation, the operating system stores the environment ...


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The original Windows 8.1 problem was (a) both the PS/2 keyboard and mouse do not work when Windows 8.1 is booted up, (b) the PS/2 keyboard works in the computer's BIOS setup and during the F8 BIOS boot device menu, (c) when a USB keyboard or mouse is connected they work without problem in Windows 8.1, (d) the ...


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Many of the entries of this path are required by Intel software in order to different features of chipset can run. This in common in laptops with new Intel´s chipsets. Although Intel has done a little sloppy when it is needed to include as many entries. More information here: ...


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Found it! amnesia:2554 is Google Chrome incognito. I don't now why netstat doesn't identify it right away.


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You can do this several ways, one way is to install Windows 7 on another PC that has your hard drive installed, once windows 7 is installed and you are at the desktop, navigate to this folder C:\Windows\System32\sysprep run the sysprep exe and set it to look like the image below and hit OK button, it will take a while to prep it, when it shuts down remove ...


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2) You are not alone in this issue. Most people probably never experience it because they only have one user and/or multiple users but all with the same password. I seem to experience it all the time. I'm assuming it is because I have the same user name on multiple computers but with different passwords.. (I am not in a domain; laptop is Windows 8.1 with ...


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net use * /del net stop Workstation /Y cmdkey /delete:<resourcename> net start Workstation net start browser Way 2: use Multiple NetBIOS names for one computer: reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" /v OptionalNames /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "NetBIOSName01\0 NetBIOSName02\0 NetBIOSName03\0" Then you can connect the ...


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OK. This happens when the processor is an engineering edition, hence the version will not be recognised by installed software.


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I have instructions on how to do it below, the link I used in the past is now gone, I do have the mht file of the original webpage. This is not my work but done by the author posted at the bottom. This was done on older hardware of the day and may not work with newer hardware due to lack of drivers in XP. Here is a link to the mht file, formatting the ...


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What Windows version you have? In Windows 7, you can do it with User Account Control Settings: Go to Start Button, Control Panel (icon view), Action Center, then click Change User Account Control settings on the left side. You have more information here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-are-user-account-control-settings#1TC=windows-7


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Step 1: Disable Action Center Messages Go to Control Panel. Open "System and Security" category, and click on the first element, "Action Center". In the left sidebar, click "Change Action Center settings" and uncheck all the boxes. Step 2: Stop Security Center Open the Start Menu, write "services.msc" in the search box and open the eponymous program ...


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Go to Intel HD Graphics ,click on power then disable power saving technology that will fix your problem


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Yes it does, as windows reads all fonts on start up and must validate all fonts in: C:\windows\fonts before resuming start up. If you install new fonts in windows, you will experience slower boot by windows. That is why it is recommended that you only keep the main fonts in windows listed in this link and keep also fonts you are using in special ...


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I downloaded the file again and it worked. I think the best solution to prevent this would be to check the Hash of the downloaded file before using it. Thanks for all the help provided.


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The install key command should be separate from the activate command, I.e. Run slmgr.vbs twice. The script doesn't check or expect chained parameters like that.


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You can restore the default inherited permissions by opening an administrator command prompt and doing, for example: icacls D:\ /reset /t /c /q Although I haven't tried it on a whole drive before, this command will restores permissions for all files and directories in the selected location to the default inherited permissions, you will get a message ...


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Disable searching for new drivers from WindowsUpdate in the system properties Open the System window and under the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings section, click Change settings. If prompt by the UAC window, click Yes. On the System Properties window, go to the Hardware tab. Under the Device Installation Settings section, click the ...


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I make use of the freevpn.me service. I also have the problem that my dns requests leak. However, I always connect over TCP because UDP simply doesn't work for me. Even if I open all the ports on my router. Using socks proxies works for me to prevent DNS leaks properly. This is what worked for me (step by step): On my windows system (clients) I Install ...


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One of the ways I used to get around problems like this was by transferring the files to an intermediate filesystem first (discovered this by accident when working with Knoppix and dealing with something similar). Namely, something that did not have filesystem permissions or had less attributes along these lines. For instance, if I was dealing with NTFS I'd ...


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System eventlog, ID 7040 is what you want I think.


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Did you try removing the dot-slash ./ from the beginning of the path? A . means the current directory, and putting it before an absolute path, like the one you are using, usually makes no sense. Try: { ~ } » "c:\Program Files\App\file.bat" - o files.xml or { ~ } » "c:/Program Files/App/file.bat" - o files.xml


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Reminds me of a system which I once came across where it would only boot of optical media if it had time to detect what was in the optical drive. Here's the other thing, just because it receive power and spins up doesn't necessarily mean that all is well with your OS drive. I had the same thing happen to me with some other hardware. The question for me is ...


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Here's a PowerShell script I wrote that should do what you are needing. I took the logic from this thread: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3555799/how-do-i-refresh-a-files-thumbnail-in-windows-explorer, and made it into a script that you can run as a scheduled task in windows. You will need to have .net4.0 and PowerShell 3.0 installed to use it, ...


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You could add your Google Drive folder to a new library and it would function similar to the OneDrive shortcut, albeit a couple levels down


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I personnaly use WinSCP to make this. It's pretty easy to script or use graphically.


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In general, if you can't install a fresh copy of Windows (especially to a new HDD as well as problems with the old), then you have hardware problem, as you aren't even getting to the point where system-specific drivers are kicking in. Since you've already tried (assuming known-good) RAM, HDD and PSU, then there's not much left other than the MB. ...


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Another program fragment that should refresh the thumbnail cache using the IThumbnailCache COM interface (C++). To my knowledge there isn't any precompiled tool for the task. MSDN says: "If the flags parameter to IThumbnailCache::GetThumbnail includes the flag WTS_EXTRACT, and the thumbnail is not already cached, a thumbnail will be extracted and placed in ...


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If you know, which window you want, you can use Win+1 all the way through Win+9 to activate this specific window (enumerated by position in the task bar). If there's more than one window that is stacked in that position (if you have stacking enabled), pressing the number over again will cycle through all windows of that stack. (much like Pressing Tab ...


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The problem is rather complex. The best thing to do is design an application specifically for this purpose. Option 1: Search for *.jpg, *.avi, etc and they should all be cached then. Option 2a: Create a batch script to manually create the thumbnails. Example (adapt to your needs): mkdir thumbjunk for f in *.jpg do convert $f -thumbnail 100x80 ...


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What you are looking for is Sysprep. You can install windows in a VM, then use Sysprep to prepare windows on the drive for a new comuter. When you are done, you put the drive in the target computer and boot it. It is extremely useful.


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I can think of two methods to speed-up thumbnail creation : Reduce the size of the thumbnail (more info) Write a program that periodically refreshes the thumbnails of new files For the second method, I don't know of a product that does that, so you will need to write your own. Here is a useful reference : How do I refresh a file's thumbnail in Windows ...


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Is it possible? Yes. Is it advisable or bullet-proof? No. In my time as a system/network administrator I tried this and basically figured out that there are some things that are done during normal installation that aren't necessarily done during a transfer. For instance, setup of particular drivers/software for target hardware. This doesn't sound like ...


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You can figure out for certain whether it is a hardware issue by booting up with a Live Linux distribution (like Knoppix) and seeing whether your ports still port. http://knoppix.net/ http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ If the problem is electronic then I'd venture to say that a professional laptop technician may be your best bet. Laptops are tightly ...


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For Windows 8 (IE 10+) it's easy VBS script: Dim URL Dim IE Set IE = CreateObject("internetexplorer.application") URL = "res://ieframe.dll/defaultbrowser.htm" IE.Visible = True IE.Navigate URL Do While IE.Busy WScript.Sleep 100 Loop IE.Document.getElementById("changeDefaultButton").Click It will start IE page for changing IE as default and ...


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this worked for me :) http://pankajsinghk.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-get-ps2-keyboard-working-with.html Open registry editor window by typing regedit in run window. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\i8042prt,, Edit the Startvalue and set it to a hex or decimal value of 1. Reboot


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"Automatic Repair" option in Dual-boot Repair tool should work. Give it a try. The problem would be solved when Windows 8 boot manager is on active partition, first disk in case of MBR style disk or on EFI System partition in case of GPT style disk. You are trying to load Windows 8.1 using Windows 7 boot manager which gives the error message about failure ...


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I've read a lot of articles about this issues, and many claim to share the internet connection of the wifi adapter to solve the issue. This did not work in my case. What did work for me, and it should answer your question: Create an internal virtual switch under Hyper-V. a. Open "Hyper V Manager". b. Select "Virtual Switch Manager". c. Under New Virtual ...


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I'm referring to the POODLE vulnerability discovered recently that TLS 1.0 is no longer secure Poodle does not make TLS 1.0 not secure, what it does is make the TLS 1.0 connection fail and the browser falls back to the older less secure SSL 3.0 which does have vulnerabilities that can be exploited. RDP will not fallback to SSL 3.0, it falls back to ...


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I assume the RDP security layer is less secure because SSL is preferred if you select the auto-negotiate method: The most secure layer that is supported by the client will be used. If supported, SSL (TLS 1.0) will be used. If the client does not support SSL (TLS 1.0), the RDP Security Layer will be used. See here: Is windows remote desktop secure? ...


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A GUI only app needs a desktop and you only get one of those when you're a logged in user. But you may find some additional resources here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53232/how-can-i-run-a-windows-gui-application-on-as-a-service


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I came across a similar situation. None of the posted solutions worked for me but I finally found an easy solution: No external tool needed No knowledge of any programming or shell scripting language needed I simply copied the file (yes, copying was still possible for me) to a USB stick, renamed it there and placed it back again! I leave it to others to ...


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The only way it could be copied to the mapped drive would be if the drive were connected at the time. Otherwise, the transfer request would time out (probably why it seemed to freeze) and cancelled. You should have gotten an error message stating the drive was unavailable. To be sure, when you reconnect to your network at work, go to that drive and see if ...


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no, the logo is stored in the UEFI and doesn't change if you reinstall Windows 8. Windows 8 will use this OEM logo during boot. It only changes to the generic Windows logo if you change the boot mode to legacy or disable the UEFI Graphics protocol (GOP), like I did on my Dell Laptop, to be able to boot Windows 7 in UEFI mode.


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Linux to Windows An X11 application uses an X Server to display the app's Graphical User Interface (GUI). Microsoft Windows does not come with an X Server out of the box so it can't display them BUT you can install an X Server application that will allow for that and there are free ones you can download and install. Windows to Linux Going the other ...


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There are two parts of the boot animation. One part is the logo that has been defined in the UEFI firmware, and one part that is included in your shipped Windows installation where the loading rings starts spinning. The UEFI firmware logo is hard to edit, so that will stay the same for an OS reinstall. The Windows boot logo is stored with your current ...


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I haven't found a way to do this in VMWare as of Feb 2015, but it's easy to do with Virtualbox, if that becomes a primary requirement for you.


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This solution below applies to most versions of windows IIs local websites. In general, no one but you can access your local website using "localhost". Thats a loopback address that always points back to the same computer and IIs website on that box. So, if another user tried to use that address, it would point back to their own default website on their IIs ...


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There is much easer way how solve this problem. PowerPoint allowed to start a program over a hyperlink. Instead of a program select your video: create a hyperlink choose Start program show all files instead of only programs select your video and change the link in the hyperlink setting window from 'C:\Documents and Settings\User\MyDocuments\MyVideo.avi' ...


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Improving on to what Mattias Åslund said, you could go to the users file ( "C:\Users" ) by doing something similar to: cd %userprofile% cd.. Unfortunately, from what i know, you cant do something like: cd..%userprofile%


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As Frank said the error is because "My Documents" is a link (or at least Microsofts broken implementation there of) not a directory (as seen with dir /a). Also Check icacls H:\ to be sure you have rights, also you might want to use ISO dates (2015-02-25) so you can sort properly, or for backups you can use tools more advanced than xcopy. see ...



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