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Aug
23
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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comment MS13-081 doesn't update Usbser.sys on Win7 Embedded
@and31415 Please see the latest edit. I'm very hesitant to do a manual fix of the hardlink on this system. Do you have other suggestions?
Aug
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revised MS13-081 doesn't update Usbser.sys on Win7 Embedded
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Aug
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comment Assigning a Windows environment variable to a batch variable?
@SacredCrumb Ah, then this becomes something of an XY Problem. Next time, instead of giving a general case for what you think is broken, provide the real details of what you're actually trying to do.
Aug
20
comment No security tab on an external hard drive I need permission to
@user3524982 That wouldn't help at this point. Like I said, Windows can't read the volume if the format isn't recognized. You'll need specialized tools for that. What's good for it these days, I'm not sure - haven't been in that market for awhile. Might want to drop a question on Software Recommendations for that.
Aug
20
comment Prefix commands in batch
@MarkAllen That's the way I read it. The tricky bit being particularly that Grunt should only be used when the normal options fail. So, for dir CMD would just process dir. But for gruntcommand, where it's not a built-in command and isn't a EXE/COM/BAT/etc in %PATH%, CMD should automatically prepend grunt and then process the whole thing as grunt gruntcommand.
Aug
20
answered Assigning a Windows environment variable to a batch variable?
Aug
20
answered How can I determine who is connected to event log remotely?
Aug
20
comment In Windows 7 Where/what are (if any) the settings that bypass the switch user screen and go directly to the authenication screen?
@BenPlont You would. You'd just have to kick off the currently logged-in user.
Aug
20
comment How do I prevent my bluetooth headphones from waking my computer from standby?
If the Bluetooth adapter is attached via USB, the simplest answer is to disconnect the adapter when you're not using it. I have to do the same thing with the mouse for my laptop when I put it to sleep - the slightest bump against the desk (which I occasionally do in my sleep) will wake the system if I don't.
Aug
20
comment I need to make Windows 7 STOP disabling the wifi adapter when the wired LAN is connected
Is this actually your laptop, or a computer provided by your employer? The Latitude series is generally a business-class system, and many organizations have policies against bridging network connections on end-user devices. Modifying these settings, regardless of whether you have permissions on the system to do so at a technical level, could be in violation of your employer's Acceptable Use Policy.
Aug
20
accepted Why does the PowerShell ISE not isolate script variables to the script scope?
Aug
20
revised No security tab on an external hard drive I need permission to
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20
answered No security tab on an external hard drive I need permission to
Aug
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Aug
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comment No security tab on an external hard drive I need permission to
Start->Run diskmgmt.msc It's a Microsoft Management Console plug-in for Disk Management, which is included in Windows.
Aug
20
comment No security tab on an external hard drive I need permission to
Please provide a screenshot of diskmgmt.msc. Make sure the window is expanded so we can see all of the columns and items in the volume list, and all of the HDDs (and their partitions) in the lower section. I've got an idea of what your problem (probably) is, but need this information to confirm.
Aug
18
answered definitively determine the primary physical LAN port (device0)
Aug
16
comment Bitlocker or SecretZone?
@DavidThielen No, that would not work because Windows itself would still be inaccessible during the part of the booting phase which requires access to the credential store. When you're putting a password into a whole-disk encryption bootloader, the password isn't being checked against OS-level credentials - it's being used as part of a key to unlock the decryption key necessary to read the rest of the drive. If you're interested in further exploring the topic, I suggest asking a question over on Information Security.
Aug
15
comment How may I prevent the redundant blank lines before each prompt in BAT output to console?
@ChrisJJ Since the CMD processor handles command output as strings, there's no way to eliminate blank lines between commands without also eliminating the blank lines within their output - unless you want to write something like this in on every line of your batch file. Since you're on Windows 7, you may want to consider switching to PowerShell. It tends to handle things like this a bit more sensibly.