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What is the hash for Utilman.exe

I've a Windows 8.1 machine, and have accidentally deleted Utilman.exe. I would like to know the EXACT SHA-256 hash of this version of the file. (64-bit OS, x64 processor, Windows 8.1) If there's ...
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Using system file checker to fix Windows 10 after experiencing slow boot-up

I am using Windows 10 64-bit. I encountered slow bootup despite using SSD. I am wondering if there are some windows files that are corrupted. To check this, I ran the command; DISM.exe /Online /...
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My files are showing .blower file extension

My files are showing .blower file extension. I have tried to remove malware and viruses but this problem is still there. Installed Microsoft Security Essentials and also ran Microsoft Malicious ...
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Exclude system entries with “ls” or “find”

Compare Cygwin: $ ls -1 -N /cygdrive/c $Recycle.Bin cygwin64 Documents and Settings pagefile.sys PerfLogs Program Files Program Files (x86) ProgramData Recovery System Volume Information Users ...
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SFC - System File Checker stuck at 23 24% - Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation

Running SFC after 2 Power Failures on Desktop Windows 8.1 Pro. Details here: Opera error “Can’t open user profile directory, because you lack sufficient privileges.” after Power Loss Additional ...
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How to toggle Show/Hide hidden files in Windows through command line?

I often need to toggle between show/hide hidden files in my PC. I have been doing it the usual way, Click Organize in an Explorer window. Select Folder and search options. Switch to View tab. Toggle ...
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Where can I find a general description of every single executable that comes with Windows? [closed]

There are many executables, which one can see in the TaskManager. Sometimes some of them consume a bit of CPU power and I am curious what they are doing.
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Windows 10 System gradually grows in memory allocation until laptop crashes

Since I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 on my Dell Inspiron laptop back in August 2015, the following cycle has been repeating itself. The System file starts off using a reasonable amount of ...
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Is it safe to temporarily delete hibernation and paging files?

Would it be safe to temporarily delete the following files from C:\ hiberfi.sys pagefile.sys swapfile.sys in order to backup the Operating System? Would the OS re-generate them later on? When?
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Is the need for a text editor in an OS for humans or the system? [closed]

From Wikipedia: Text editors are provided with operating systems and software development packages, and can be used to change configuration files, documentation files and programming language ...
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How to repair damaged system files? [duplicate]

Recently my computer completely froze while playing a game. After a minute or so I did a hard-reset. However, when the pc powered up again, I got a message saying "Reboot and select proper boot device ...
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Editing Windows system files in Windows 8

My user works on a piece of software that requires me to edit the Config.nt file in the windows directory to work. Now I navigated to the file location and tried to edit the file by opening with ...
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Component not found: Microsoft-Windows-Security-SPP-UX, reported by System File Checker

The initial problem is, suddenly my Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate is reported not genuine. However, it is purchased from Microsoft few years ago. The error code is 0xC8000247. After reading some Microsoft ...
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Why different processes see different instances of the System32 folder?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise x64. I logged on using an account from the Administrators group. When I open Windows Explorer or a command prompt, then I can see the file cdd.dll: C:\Windows\...
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How do I compress system files for which I have been denied access?

I need to compress some files in a folder, but my system denies me access from doing so. Since they are system files, how can I compress these files without changing the permissions? I'm looking for ...
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Swapped hard drive into new laptop - how do I remove old system files?

I got a new laptop today and rather than reinstall Windows, I just took the hard drive out of my old laptop and put it in the new one. I was able to download all the necessary drivers for the new ...
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Deleting C:\Windows\Installer\ files safely on Windows 7 after running WinDirStat hard drive space usage report

Has anyone successfully deleted the Windows Installer files successfully before? They are taking up 35.1% of my total hard drive space. Which ones are needed and which ones can be purged? In order ...
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How to overwrite system32 files in Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 64bit installed on a virtual box (the fact it is a virtual box shouldn't be relevant). I need to overwrite /Windows/System32/d3d9.dll but the system won't let me. I've read the same "...
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how can I access router system files?

I want to access my router's files but I don't know how. I own BaudTec router. I tried \\192.168.1.1 , it asks for username-password I gave the same as when I login router web interface but I couldn't ...
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Where are XP SP1 .cab files located?

I have an old firewire device and the docs says that it works better with the SP1 drivers. They have a utility that will install it, but it can't find the *.cab file to install it from. I can get a ...