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Change keyboard text cursor direction icon in browsers and NP++.. etc

I have a bilingual keyboard, and in most programs in Windows 10 when changing the direction in the from LTR to RTL the keyboard text cursor icon changes as follows (3): The default look is (2). ...
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Is it possible to modify Windows scrolling behavior?

I recently discovered that scrolling behavior on Windows 10 is extremely unnatural. The OS locks the movement direction to horizontal or vertical when I try to scroll along those directions, which ...
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New NVMe drive not being recognized by Windows

I got a new computer a few days ago. Everything was working fine. Then I decided to install a few more parts (DVD reader, an old HDD, etc..) + a brand new NVMe Samsung 970 drive. I start the computer ...
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Device Manager (hidden devices) [on hold]

So frustrated, after a recent Nov 2018 windows 10 update, my 2 printers (Canon/Samsung)/usb do not work. Drivers are the latest. I can't even go to my preset restore point because when MS does an ...
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Proper way to remove an old driver from %systemroot%\system32\drivers

Recently I was trying to find why out Windows 10 updates were failing on my computer. The Driver Verifier utility indicated a problem with dcrypt.sys, a file that had been left in %systemroot%\...
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Windows 10 Start Menu Search extra box

I am wondering how do I turn off the extra box on the right when I'm doing a search in the Start menu on Windows 10 as shown in this image?
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Windows 10 USB device disconnecting after a power failure

My USB mouse is always getting disconnected after a power failure. I tried unplugging the device and plugging it again, the laser lights for sometime and then it stops. For all USB root hubs i had ...
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Connecting a HDMI device that isn't monitor

I have a soundbar that I connect to my PC. Windows thinks it's a monitor so it randomly opens up windows on that "screen", mouse can go there, etc. but because it doesn't exist, it's a pain. Is there ...
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Is it possible to dual boot without sharing drives?

Is there any way to have dual boot set up on 2 different drives, say 2 different versions of windows that do NOT have access to the other drive? So that if one gets infected with malware, the other ...
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Windows: Right click on desktop causing hourglass hang

When I right click on the desktop, to invoke the context menu, an hourglass appears, forever, but no context menu. I've lost the ability to use the context menu but only on the desktop. How do I fix ...
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windows 8.1 doesn't show in grub dualboot ubuntu/windows

So i installed ubuntu(18.10 )to be in a dual boot with windows 8.1(previously installed around 2016), but now windows does not show in grub. The partition is still there and i can access the files ...
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Batch file and returning values from functions

I have a batch file that has multiple routines. examples :checkFileExists if not exist %1\%2 ( echo %2 does not exist under %1 set returnValue=FAIL exit /b 1 ) exit /b 0 :checkPortNumber if %1 ...
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Force iSCSI Disconnect

I've been toying around with iSCSI for a little while (FreeNAS 11.1-U5 target, Win10 Pro initiator) and have run into what would be a bit of a deal-breaking issue: I can't seem to disconnect from an ...
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reagentc /enable failing with error code 3bc3, Windows Update failing with error 800F0922

A while back I cloned my Windows partition from my old hard drive over to a new SSD. I'm now having trouble with the latest cumulative Windows update (which is failing repeatedly with error ...
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Laptop Screen Display is Black and White [on hold]

Screen display on Dell Precision 4800 is in black and white. Need direction on getting it changed to color.
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Cached ram/ Memory leak

For the past year or so I have been struggling with 2/3 of ram or more is being cached and not being released to other programs when I need it. Games and browsers crash regularly. I have searched all ...
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Check who has accessed my drive via a network C$ share in Windows?

Can you please advise if there is an option to check who has accessed my local C: drive in Windows over C$ network share (I know admins can do that) My PC is in domain
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One more driver returned by sc than by driverquery [on hold]

When running sc query type= driver state= all I get one more driver returned than when running driverquery. The extra driver returned by sc is WdmCompanionFilter. Why is this?
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Win is trying to repair while booting > cmd > chkdsk C: filesystem is unknown

This is my first question so please be kind. Recently i did my first installation of Ubuntu.(yesterday, ever since i tried to repair it, did not found anything helpfull) I wanted dual boot with ...
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driverquery.exe returns more drivers when running as administrator [on hold]

One more driver is returned when running driverquery.exe on my Windows 10 machine as administrator than it does when running without elevation. The extra driver returned is MsLldp. Why the difference?...
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Windows 10 Hangs Frequently [on hold]

Windows 10 Freezes Randomly. In Event Viewer, application logs contain error (Event Source Application Hang- Event ID 1002). We are facing this issue on 2 Different Machines. Both Machine are using ...
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Windows: Open 3rd-party terminal via Explorer address bar in the current location?

I've been wondering about this simple question for quite some time. I know it can be done but I haven't succeeded in my Registry search. (I have Git for Windows installed and it's integrated just like ...
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How to set locle that define 932 codepage

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_page#Microsoft_code_pages Microsoft Windows has SNSI codepages: 874,1250-1258 . I can set those codepage by changing my locale in windows. In this ...
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Home Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - Windows Licensing

I am curious how many people is asking about similar topic but usually regarding technical problems rather than licensing. I am planing to build home virtualization server. I want to have (at least) ...
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How to restore a PNG file with just the text?

Lets say that i have a chunk of text that may indicate that its a PNG image. ‰PNG ��� IHDR��X�����€«���PLTE���ÿÿÿŸŸŸ¿¿¿ßßß???___þæô��� pHYs��Ä��Ä•+��åIDATxœíÚÍ[ÛFÇq!0ò±ƒ'GhÉË5ݣݻÇxÁ-G”MhŽ8iqŽÐ$...
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Need to search for a string in the network path files through findstr dos command..Can we do it?

I have a directory in the network drive called as \OAGCS4SV-UAX08\uat-ers for instance, now I have multiple files inside the above location and I need to extract a complete string which begins with "...
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Meinberg NTPD for Windows timeouts and not finding files

In my network, I have a reliable NTP server which all PCs are synchronized to. Due to the various problems the Windows Time service is known for (at least in Windows 7 and lower versions), I have ...
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DISM /Capture-FFU and /Apply-FFU is painfully slow

I need to capture+apply an entire disk image with Windows Full Flash Update (FFU) It seems an interesting improvement compared to WIM images, also they state that it is faster... but it doesn't seem ...
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How to do a true factory reset on surface pro 5?

I have a surface pro 5 that I bought for work and then they installed some software on it that allows me to VPN, restricts sign on options (no windows hello), prevents access to unknown local networks,...
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Virtial machine that feels native?

Is it possible to have a fully functional native OS desktop experience (Windows) on a virtual machine that doesn't feel like it's a guest OS? Kinda like Virtualbox but once it's loaded you can't tell ...
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Can I use a windows 10 system image from a SP4 on a different SP4?

I checked out a couple similar questions here on SU but the one that gave me hope was Using a Windows System Repair Disc to restore a System Image on a blank HDD but that question the user still had ...
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Couldn't Boot to both Ubuntu 18.04.1 and Windows 7

Here is the case, Previously my laptop (only 1 physical hardrive, with 2 partition, ie: C:\ and D:\) were using Windows 7 Premium (64-bit), then I plan to make in dual boot, so it will eventually ...
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Is there an autoexit for cmd.exe like there is an autorun?

In windows when you create a value autorun in registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor and set it to, say, echo Hello from autorun, invoking cmd.exe will, on invocation, ...
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Windows 10 multiple usb of same type on usb hub not working [on hold]

I have 2 of ZTE mf 823 LTE usb stick modem. I want to connect them to "ORICO Aluminum 10 Port USB3.0 HUB" to work simultaneously. (I am building an lte proxy server home made). But once I connect the ...
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AspNetMVC4 installation in Windows Docker container

Dear members of Server fault. I am trying to to setup a windows core container (2016) to run an ASP .NET 4.6 web application, one of the prerequites is AsPNetMVC4Setup installation. On regular ...
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Prevent Windows from going to sleep automatically

I bought a PC from someone to learn with and it keeps freezing. It works normally, but when it falls asleep, it won't wake up and I have to force it off by holding the power button. It came with a ...
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Cygwin rsync backgroud job

We are moving windows server from a very old version (2008) to a new one. We are putting the storage on a nfs system that will be shared between several servers. All good and well - but the 2008 ...
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Running “net” commands with /domain flag outside of the domain

As a part of my work I sometimes connect to a network with an AD environment/Domain, and receive domain user credentials. However, my machine is not a part of the domain. So when I try to query the ...
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is KMS-Digital-Online_Activation_Suite safe valid and genuine to activate windows 10?

I bought Windows 10 Pro Key online through Lazada, the seller gave me a product key but upon activation it failed to activate the system. I asked the seller for some help and then he gave me a link ...
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Run one installation of Windows 10 in VirtualBox and on a real machine

I use Linux as the main OS on my computer and Windows 10 in VirtualBox. I would like to switch to dual-boot, but in some special form. I would like to be able not to reboot every time I need Windows ...
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Is it possible to replace conhost.exe with a later version (or ConPty) meant for W10?

I have a bunch of machines running on W8.1, which is obviously getting dated, but for various reasons I cannot update these machines for some time, but I would like to take advantage of the new ...
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Requesting aliased :guifont rendering in Vim on Windows

Non-AA font rendering seems available everywhere except for Windows. In MacVim, this is possivle via noantialias. When using GTK2 front-end, the same can be achieved by adding antialias=false to the ...
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Establishing a real time event trace consumer in Windows 10

I am trying to use software like "Message Analyzer" and "TraceView" to receive event from "Microsoft-Windows-Security-Auditing" or "Microsoft-Windows-Eventlog" Providers, but I had no luck with ...
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Having difficulty uninstalling git from Windows computer

Whenever I attempt to uninstall git from the control panel, I get this error message: Problem is, I don't know where I can download this file: unins000.exe. Can anyone help me?
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C:\Windows.old has a phantom permission, how do I rid myself of it?

I just used Clean Install to reinstall on Windows 10 1809 (big mistake, I know). It's the official refreshed version, but it grants ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES permission to C:\Windows.old. This is ...
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Several questions and advice switching from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and issues with it's builds [on hold]

My situation: I'm switching a few parts on a PC build soon to improve it's performance in games specifically, one of which is the motherboard, which in my case will require a new windows installation ...
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Outlook Meeting Invitation

Why would a meeting invitee entry move to optional and not show up in the To: as I sent it? I sent 22 invitations out and 2 of those do not show up on the invitations but those 2 appear as optional ...
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Did have a risk of corruption to my disk when i migrate it

I tried to copy my current disk SSHD 1 To onto a SSD 1 To. Both of them are configured in GPT. I do the first section of this site https://www.partitionwizard.com/help/migrate-os-to-ssd-hd.html ...
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Rename a subfolder and apply attributes to it in batch? [on hold]

Alright, so all i'm trying to do is rename a subfolder in a folder with a .bat file. The line looks something like \tests\Area51\Sector1 and the .bat file has to be in the tests folder. I've ...
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Two Ubiquiti UniFi WAP on same network, Windows 10 /only/ connecting to WAP on other side of apartment

I am at my wits' end here with this WAP issue. We have two Ubiquiti UniFi WAPs in our apartment and until quite recently my laptop has been connecting to the one that is 5 feet above it on the ceiling....