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How to find license key with CMD or powershell without upgrading powershell to version 3.0

I have an issue cause I am trying to deploy a script which lists the major data of PCs, but unfortunately I cannot get license key of anything. All the computers in the company (except IT) use Windows ...
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difference between COM port DeviceManager data and mode command in Windows

Why Windows mode command (mode COMX) is showing different data then same COMX has in Windows "DeviceManager", under Ports/Properties. Are these supposed to be in sync? See COM port via command line . ...
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Why doesn't G-Sync work after reboot (sometimes) and requires DP cable removal and insertion?

For a long time, I have been using G-Sync on my Zotac MAGNUS EN1080K and Acer Predator X34. Recently I removed a SATA SSD from the PC and when I rebooted Windows 10, the G-Sync panel no longer showed ...
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Identify which screen is internal screen

I'm using a %Windir%\System32\displayswitch.exe to change projection mode beetwen internal and external. Unfortunately - sometimes internal screen is not the screen, which I would like to be. Is ...
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acer iconia tab 8 can I change from Windows to android?

Hello I have a acer iconia tab 8 running Windows and would like to change this so I can run Android, has anyone on here successfully done this? Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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svn client on windows stuck every time I get asked a single letter prompt. How to make it work?

Every time the svn client asks me a question to be answered with a single letter, the application gets stuck. The only way to get back to a PS prompt is to kill svn from the task manager. PS> svn ...
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python 2.7 WMI script speed up

I am a beginner in Python. I want to check who was the last user logged on a Windows PC in domain. My Script works fine but it's very slow. The script needs about 12 hours because there are many pcs ...
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Figuring out if there's a deleted user account on Windows 7

We are trying to determine which one of 20-30 computers were used by a previous employee. We know that the computer at one point had two user accounts, but one of them was deleted around 6 months ago. ...
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Does allocation unit size or block size correlate to memory card speed?

I have microSDXC cards that I want to use as a storage drive and as a drive used for capturing 4k drone footage. It starts to perform the best on average between reads and writes at 256kB transfer ...
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Can I restrict which processes have network access?

So, Sometimes I connect my PC to a mobile hotspot when the WiFi is down, because it happens often. And whenever I do, all these weird processes chew through my mobile data incredibly fast. Is there a ...
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Can't open the serial port with putty with a .bat file

send.bat: plink -load test < commands.txt (test is a saved session in putty) commands.txt echo set_zero timeout /t 3 /nobreak >nul 2>&1 pause >nul 2>&1 echo set_a 65535 ...
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How to know if Linux overwrote windows boot loader

Currently my computer boots directly into Windows, but I can boot into BIOS to choose Linux's GRUB, so I'd like to know if I could safely delete Linux's partitions and allocate them back into windows ...
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Eumerate the process' memory pages which are executed by a program in Windows o.s

How can I enumerate a process' memory pages which are executed by a program in Windows? With "memory pages executed" I mean the (executable) memory pages with at least one instruction which was ...
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How can I batch process Camtasia Studio's .camrec files?

I have several Camtasia Studio's .camrec files. I would like to convert each of them to a .mp4 file, using the same conversion settings (audio/video encoding parameters, etc.). How can I achieve that ...
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Can a malicious website access the contents of files on a computer?

This might be paranoid, but if I go to a malicious website, can they tell what is inside a PDF on my desktop or what is inside my images on my hard drive? I have a Chromebook and a Windows machine.
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Netsh interface ip set dns register

One of the parameters of the command Netsh interface ip set dns is register. What is its purpouse? I do not understand the explanations given in the help. Which value is set to this parameter if I set ...
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ddrescue stuck, Error Splicing DVD file on Linux, but not on Windows

I have couple of old scratched DVDs which I wanted to rescue using ddrescue. The problem is it shows "error splicing file" on copying files manually using PartedMagic or Ubuntu, also ddrescue gets ...
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Toshiba eStudio-242 installation error

I'm having this quite peculiar problem while trying to install this printer through USB. Recently, I formatted my system and reinstalled Windows 7 Pro (x64) and I can not reinstall this printer ...
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Laptop with multiple Windows - what options to set? (chkdsk killed Windows XP)

I have a special laptop with 5 OS: debian + grub, DOS, Win XP, Win 7, Win 8.1. grub is bootloader, everything works fine. But some time ago it happened that suddenly one chkdsk came into play, when ...
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Windows keeps forgetting my sd card should be shared

I've got an sd card slot in my Windows 7 laptop. I always use the same sd card in it, and I assigned the drive letter Z to it. I set it to share, with permissions to Everyone to edit files, which is ...
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I have a weird powercfg /a response and no Hibernate anywhere-Surface Pro 3

Here is my Powercfg /a response: C:\Windows\System32>powercfg /a The following sleep states are available on this system: Standby (S0 Low Power Idle) Network Connected Fast Startup The ...
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batch change date of all files in dir based on name order [on hold]

I have a lot of images sorted according to their filenames: img1.jpg, img2.jpg ... I need to change the file date which is now the same on all images so that img1.jpg date is before img2.jpg etc I ...
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How i can reset keyboard to their original defaults in Windows 10?

I know this question asked here, and I have tried the solution but it doesn't work with my issue my problem is when I'm trying to press on any key the key appears with a number and another ...
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Fast and reliable transfer of multigigabyte directory to remote Windows machine?

I need to transfer 100K+ images (~15GB) to a Windows VM running on Azure. I used standard Windows Remote Desktop resource sharing to allow access to my local drive and tried drag-and-drop using File ...
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How can I add a FTP server as local folder?

I want to add my FTP server as an local drive so that I can select it in Intellij. Currently I've added the FTP like an network drive in Windows but I can't see it when I click "Open new Project" in ...
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Windows 10 can't connect with any browser except Tor

About two weeks ago I started having connectivity issues on my Windows 10 machine. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Steam will fail to connect to a site in nine out of ten attempts. Tor Browser has no ...
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Create folder on another drive partition using bat file [on hold]

I just want to create a folder in another hard drive partition from the bat file. But it is creating folder in same drive from where i am running bat file. Can anyone please solve this problem? ...
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How to re-enable Network & Sharing Center in Windows 10

I have a puzzling issue. My Windows 10 machine one day a few weeks ago started to have connectivity problems. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Steam have almost no ability to complete a web request (Can't ...
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Power on laptop with lid closed from shutdown/hibernation

here is my situation: I have an Aspire A315-41 that I use with an external monitor and an external wired keyboard. The laptop is closed and positioned below the monitor stand. I want to specify that I ...
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How do I install Windows 7 on a HP Stream 11 laptop?

I tried to install windows 7 on my laptop but it says you need a Windows SD host controller driver, I got a driver and the installer for windows 7 searched the folder but wouldn't use it. Can someone ...
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How to create a shortcut of data files that run through another program

I am trying to run a commandline-based emualator (which is legal and my rom is in public domain by the way) and basically I need to drag .iso file onto the .exe so the .exe will run the .iso, or I ...
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No internet after installing Hyper-V

I'm currently in Windows 10 Pro (1803). After I installed Hyper-V I had no internet connection (My windows 10 pro has no internet connection). I need to uninstall Hyper-V so as to get the internet. ...
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Windows' system files' hashes [on hold]

Is there a an authoritative list of Windows system files and their hashes? I am looking to check if some of the files have md5 or sha1 signatures match with their expected sizes (and possibly dates). ...
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How to set Everything search to ignore punctuation in filenames?

In the past Everything ignored punctuation in filenames and I always admired the program for that — a search king kong would also display folders or files king.kong.1933, king-kong-1976 and ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 mass upgrade with MDT

Does anyone know if mass Windows Server upgrade can be done with MDT? From my research I mostly see it is used for PC upgrades. Looking to upgrade about 100 2008r2 servers
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Program not executing in batch script at startup

I'm trying to run HDDScan-3.3 in a batch file at computer startup through "Local Group Policy Editor". I want to change some power management behaviours for an external hdd as silently as possible. I ...
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Windows 10 won't let me set default apps for file extensions

Disclaimer: I know how to set default apps and file extensions, I have done it many times previously. I have just installed Windows 10 Home on a new machine. I'm trying to associate my web ...
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Send a file to an email address using a bat file without exposing the email info?

I want to send a file to my Gmail account via a bat file and encrypt my email info in that bat file so that if someone opens the bat file they cannot get the email information from it. Logic such as: ...
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Windows 10 Disable Welcome Screen

Is there a way to disable the welcome screen in Windows 10? I already found an option to disable the lockscreen and the boot screen, but the welcome screen with the username and account image still ...
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Why are PHP files in CMD launching Notepad++ instead of running in the prompt?

I'm trying to run a MediaWiki script called RunJobs.php, which I have done many times before on the same system. All of sudden, today when I try to run the script in CMD on Windows 10 instead of ...
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Feature history of windows command prompt

I am preparing a Windows BAT script that uses some new features like setlocal and group of commands in FOR loops like for %%a in (a b c) do ( del %%a.bak ren %%.a %%a.bak ) I would like to ...
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Unable to activate Credential Guard on Windows 10: Unknown OS, OS Architecture failure

I am trying to enable Credential Guard on my copy of Windows 10 Pro v1809. I downloaded the DG_Readiness_Tool_v3.5 from Microsoft's website, I run it on Powershell but this is the result: ############...
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Unidentified network in Windows 10

I am setting up a simple Home network for education purpose. We have installed Windows 10 on of the computer and configured with IP address 192.168.0.X Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0. And connected LAN ...
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Why “Connection-specific DNS Suffix” is only (default) available for wired connection, not for wireless

I understand what and how to set "Connection-specific DNS suffix", and I mostly understand the purpose. My question is just about why only certain network connection/adapter has it by default (even ...
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How do I get the second panel back in Windows search?

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 Pro. Among other features I noticed that now when I search for things from the start menu like applications another panel that I wasn't seeing before appears. It's ...
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Unlocking a Windows 10 session only to find it had rebooted

I normally finish the work day by putting my PC on Lock (Win key + L) so that I can leave all my documents and applications open. More and more often lately, I come back to the PC in the morning only ...
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Chain of folders inside each other

Recently my friend encountered a weird problem. There is a unnamed folder and all my files are stored there and i can't access them. There is a gif to see what my current problem is, how can I access ...
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Powershell script how to silent supply values for the following parameter?

I have this script copying first month backup file from directory to another. This works fine but needs user intervention and not execute automatically. How i can silent this message ? Here is the ...
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Viewing/switching efficiently between many Excel worksheets

I have an Excel workbook with over 50 worksheets. This is a necessity and I can't go away from it. However, I find it hard to: Have an overview of all the worksheets available Quickly jump to a ...
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How do I prevent Windows 10 from showing recent files when I press 'Win + Tab'?

I'm using Windows 10 and whenever I press 'Win + Tab' to switch between desktops, I see a list of my recent files. How do I turn that off?