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Feb
6
comment Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)
Depending on your needs, it might be more sensible to run one of the two operating systems in a VM, if only because it avoids the need to reboot when switching between them.
Jan
24
comment How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?
Note that this also disables the Control-Shift-Arrow keyboard shortcut.
Jan
22
comment How do I disable Aero Shake in Windows 7?
Note that this requires administrator privilege. For a standard user, Cheran's solution may be more suitable.
Jan
11
comment Access to a disk drive using volume ID instead of a drive letter in Windows
@Synetech: I can't replicate that; the answer as posted works fine for me even with NetBIOS and the RPC Locator, and everything else network-related I could find, disabled. (Perhaps you were mistaking the kernel path for a UNC path? Or it was only a problem on an earlier version of Windows?)
Dec
19
comment Registry reverts to old values
Nothing in HKEY_CURRENT_USER will affect anything that happens when Windows starts up. The HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive isn't even loaded until the user logs in. Besides, if you look at the documentation you'll note that the value in question is always overwritten when you log out.
Dec
11
revised Don't understand why I need an elevated token to access a folder with full access
changed link to reference archived copy; copied list of groups and privileges into answer
Dec
11
comment how to remove file d:\hiberfil.sys
Try attrib -h -s -r d:\hiberfil.sys first. Or use the GUI.
Oct
26
comment Windows 10 Remote Desktop into Admin/Console session
It isn't supposed to make any difference, no matter how group policy is configured - a Remote Desktop logon should be treated in exactly the same way as a local logon. Perhaps Bitlocker is a special case, though, because of the risks involved if you don't have physical access to the system. What group policy setting did you need to change?
Oct
25
answered Windows 10 Remote Desktop into Admin/Console session
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25
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Sep
14
comment “directory junction” vs “directory symbolic link”?
@Daan: the fact that symbolic links cross SMB is documented in What's new in SMB?. I don't know of any documentation that explicitly states that junction points don't, but it is inherent in the way they are implemented and I did find Create the SYSVOL Root and Staging Areas Junction Point which otherwise wouldn't work. (Mostly though, it's just experience.)
Sep
12
comment Is there a way to remotely shut down a Windows machine on my home network that doesn't support RDP?
Since the goal is to shut down the target computer, psshutdown would probably be a more appropriate choice than psexec.
Sep
7
comment How would I make a bootable USB, that runs a cmd-like environment, and all its commands?
@technotron101: those are just the built-in commands, the ones that don't need extra executables.
Sep
5
answered How would I make a bootable USB, that runs a cmd-like environment, and all its commands?
Sep
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Aug
9
comment “directory junction” vs “directory symbolic link”?
@ahnbizcad: I really don't think it necessary to spell out explicitly that the directory symbolic link represents a directory and the file symbolic link represents a file. It's hardly likely to be the other way around!
Aug
4
comment Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1
... now that I think of it, it might be sensible to ask this question in Microsoft's support forums as well as here.
Aug
4
comment Administrator account prevents me from reverting Windows 10 to 8.1
Try moving the c:\users\administrator folder to somewhere safe and see if that helps. Also try adding a user account and then deleting it. Or you might need to remove the administrator profile from the registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. The Administrator profile ends in -500. Make sure you use right-click/Export to make a backup first.
Jun
2
comment Identify an unknown IP in our network
Failing all else, since it's such a small network, you could locate it by trial and error: pull out the wires one at a time until you find the one that cuts your connection to the address in question.
May
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