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Why does a Win32 application show Korean Characters correctly on one Windows 10 computer but not another with the same version and language packs?

Our company supports a Win32 App. One of our customers uses both English and Korean (Hangul) characters. One of the two computers displays Korean characters correctly in a particular set of fields, ...
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How to keep on debugging after break in Windbg?

I've a sample code as follows: #include<iostream> #include<windows.h> #include<tchar.h> #include<float.h> int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[]) { unsigned int control_word; ...
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Windows cURL 7.65.3 not obeying timeout values on non-reachable host

When using cURL 7.65.3 for Windows, i have noticed that when setting timeout values for both --connect-timout and --max-time, the given values aren't obeyed/honored if the host appears to be ...
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Win32 application not rendering text

When I create an application with C++ and create a basic Win32 API Form, the form displays normally but controls like edit controls and labels are not rendering the text. Normally I would use ...
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SHAppBarMessage doesn't work with Auto-hide Taskbar state (ABS_AUTOHIDE) on startup

I've programmed a tool to set a hotkey to toggle the Auto-hide Taskbar state. It works fine when I run it by myself. But when it runs on Windows startup, the hotkey doesn't work. Here's the code in C++...
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Restore passwords from Google Chrome login file

I have reinstalled Windows recently and as a result lost all of my login data for Google Chrome with sites' passwords. A little research told me that I have to be under the exact same windows profile ...
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How do I bring multiple screen locking dialog box back to the screen in an awful and old win32 application on Windows 7?

When I use the win32 program in question the screen locks as it would with a shadow box on most modern applications, except without the shadow box and often with two over lapping dialogs that don't ...
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What is windows API?

I dug on the internet to try to have a clear idea of what are exactly a framework, a library, and an API. But I still don't understand something. What is the framework/library the windows API is ...
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Disabling the auto move of windows to the primary screen when changing screen configuration?

Using a single screen machine when I log in via Remote Desktop to a machine with three screens, all my open windows automatically get moved to the primary screen. Is there a way to disable this ...
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Using an MS-DOS batch file to run a Win32 application

If I write a batch file that involves executing a Windows program, will the batch file pause until the opened program is closed, or will I have to use "PAUSE" to, well, pause the batch file until I've ...
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ERROR: “*.exe is not a valid Win32 application.” 64-bit executable on Windows XP SP2 x64 on 64-bit machine

I'm using Windows XP SP2 Pro x64 on a 64-bit machine. Default windows services and applications (including IE8) run in 64-bit mode as seen in Task Manager. Yet 3rd party 64-bit executable applications ...
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How to kill all obtrusive messagebox recursion manually when they are opened very quickly and very many in Windows

Firstly, I do not asking for programming solutions, I just publish this code to show how this program work. I tried this program below (in Virtual Box): #include <iostream> #include <string....
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Is there a way to install the windows 64 bit drivers on my windows 32 bit

So, I know that I am asking an impossible thing but I think that there should be a way for that. Can I install 64bit windows7 drivers to a 32 bit windows 7 computer. Is there any way that can convert ...
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WmiEvent for any usb device

I am following this answer, which contains Register-WmiEvent -Class win32_VolumeChangeEvent -SourceIdentifier volumeChange and $newEvent = Wait-Event -SourceIdentifier volumeChange This works when ...
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Proxy settings for HTTP request using libcurl

I am fairly new to HTTP Protocols involving proxies and authentication. I am working on an application that runs on Windows and uses the host network to send/receive HTTP/S requests. It also uses ...
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Windows Generic Software Updater API (Example: Steam, Origin) [closed]

i just noticed that the updaters of steam and origin look very similar. Is this just some "coincidence" or is there some generic updater api available in Windows that i never noticed?
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Is there a workaround to enable classic Win32 Desktop apps to run on Windows RT (ARM)

According to this arstechnica article and this mozilla blog post the Win32 API is present on Windows RT, but Microsoft chooses to not make it available for third party applications. Office and ...
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“Not a valid Win32 application” on XP but not Win 7

I am getting a "Not a valid Win32 application" error message when attempting to execute an .EXE downloaded from Microsoft on Windows XP, but it executes fine on Windows 7. What could be the problem?
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What is the Valid Range for Print Job IDs on Windows?

I've tried searching for this for a while now, but I can't find any MS documentation which details what the maximum and minimum valid print job IDs are for windows. Does anyone know of documentation ...
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Using Win32 in DOS

Is there a way that I can start the Win32 environment or run Win32 programs from DOS without starting the Windows GUI? I'm using a Windows 98 PC that is booted into DOS mode from a floppy disk. EDIT:...
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How can I bundle a bunch of installations binaries together into one executable that calls a bunch of sub-executables?

I have a script which I want to deploy to some people in my group, but there are three dependencies ( python2.7, ExchangeCDO, pywin32). Is there a way that I can create one installation file that has ...
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How to safely delete stuff from %SystemDrive%\Windows\Installer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? Not Duplicate: The link mentioned above talks about Windows XP. I am talking about Windows 7. The behavior of the folder ...