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Questions tagged [windows]

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What to install with Qt Creator?

I'm trying to install Qt creator on Windows but it has so many options (and the whole installation requires many GB) that I really don't know which ones I need. I only want to be able to create and ...
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Do laptops/desktops with good brightness settings exist? [on hold]

All laptops/desktops I've ever been using have had only a small number of brightness settings. Usually I find that The lowest setting is too bright The jump between the two darkest settings is too ...
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How to make the external hard drives accessible through the internet?

I want to make my external hard drives accessible through the internet anywhere so I can access them privately while I am traveling. Below is a sketch of what I have in my head, I need a ...
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How to disable SHIFT modifer for NUMPAD keys?

Is there a way to disable shift modifer on numpad on Windows 10? In some games, I use SHIFT|CTRL|ALT modifiers and on the numpad it automatically switch to LEFT (SHIFT + NUM4), RIGHT (SHIFT + NUM 6) ...
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How to collect programs in PATH for Windows [on hold]

I'm curious about some minor problem I have and would love some help on it. I pretty much only run my programs through the run window (⊞+R) or through CMD/PowerShell. Because of that I already made ...
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Delete all files, hidden files, and folders and icons, but not the folders by right clicking: [on hold]

I've been looking for a way to delete all files, hidden files, and folders and icons, but not the icons using regedit. I have no idea about commands. I found a page that shows how to create a registry ...
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Striped Volume has a speed of a single drive

I have two Identical Toshiba 500gb HDD's and I tried to make a striped volume using the method described here. however, now the newly created drive has the same speed (read/write) as a single drive (...
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“Unknown USB device needs more power than the Port can Supply” message pops up

There's a message popping up saying: Unknown USB device needs more power than the Port can Supply. What do I have to do? What's wrong?
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WQL Query to get all devices connected to a specific hub

What is the WMI / WQL Query syntax to get all devices connected to a specific USB Hub? I can open up a PS terminal and enumerate all USB Hub Devices, as such: gwmi Win32_UsbHub | fl * The output ...
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Second windows installation not showing up

I had installed Windows on my SSD, but after a lot of customisation and registry tweaks, it was messed up. So I wanted a clean slate, so I installed windows on my HDD too. (Second partition). The ...
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Windows search folders only one level

I have, in a Windows 10 machine, about 600 projects folder, and each of these folders have two folders: current and old_releases. All projects together have about 1TB. To free space on the server, I ...
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How to view the data on a drive that was a part of a RAID 1 array?

I have removed RAID 1 hard drive from my old PC. I connected it to my new PC as a normal SATA drive (not RAID) but I am unable to view the content. Windows keep prompting to format it, but I dont ...
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Create USB flash drive with two partitions: first to boot, second to store data - for Windows, not Linux

I know this should be simple but I cannot for the life of me find info online about how to accomplish it. What I'm after is: With a 32GB USB flash drive 1. Create small (1GB) FAT32 partition 2. ...
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Batch script for automatic password submition

I have a windows 10 computer and a very old laptop that I ran Ubuntu on. I often use that Ubuntu laptop but it's really old so mostly I connect to it via ssh and do my work in the terminal. It looks ...
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How to find out how a program started on Windows

From what I have understood after researching on Google, there are two ways of how a program can start on Windows: Manual (The user doubled clicked on the executable or shortcut file of the program) ...
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Customise Office 2013 elements in Windows 10

When I was on Windows 7 to customise elements that are installed with Office 2010 / 2013 I had to: open "Add/Remove programs", find correct item and hit "Modify" button or run installation program ...
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How to configure ShrewSoft VPN to connect to Stonesoft IPsec VPN Client 5.4.1.2421 Server?

I want to export the following configuration from Stonesoft IPsec VPN Client 5.4.1.2421 to ShrewSoft VPN. Host: 41.111.128.133 No Group ID / No Password User ID: pharm25 Password: *******
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Change taskbar location with powershell and autohide Windows 10 build 14393

I'm trying to place the taskbar location to the top with powershell and let it auto-hide. I found this website with option three what works for most people. The only problem is I'm trying to get ...
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Dell Windows 10 Pro -> Factory Image Restore requires password that I don't have

I'm trying to reset my dell PC but an old Windows user is required to continue. This PC was used by someone else at the company and no one knows the password or who used it anymore. To log in the PC ...
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Can malware spread from Android to Windows

Could malware from an Android-based smartphone affect a Windows Vista-based desktop PC via WiFi if both devices are connected to the same WiFi?
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Windows powershell ISE run a bat file in new tab

I am using Powershell ISE to leverage multiple tabbed interface to avoid having too many command prompt windows. Now some of my batch scripts open up anew command line prompt. Is there a way to open ...
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UEFI / Legacy issue in Boot

I downloaded Linux Mint v19 and successfully installed through legacy boot (why I did it it through legacy, I'll explain later). However, turning on the computer only boots straight into Windows, ...
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Microsoft Teams: “ask your admin to enable microsoft teams”?

Can't run Microsoft Teams app due to an "ask your admin to enable microsoft teams" error message on specific machines, but it's wrong... The user does have Teams enabled. In fact, the web version of ...
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Encryption with BitLocker

My pc started encrypting a Flash Drive and it was interrupted. Now the Drive requires a password I did not make it a recovery key I don’t have. The PC that was performing the encryption has also ...
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Why can't I install Windows (7/8 or even 10) on hard disk but had linux before?

I used to have Windows 8.1 on my notebook, but i formatted and installed linux on it. Tried various distros. Everything always went well. Now i want to re-install Windows to make dual boot on it. I ...
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Start Menu wont open and Windows defender wont start

Pressing the Windows key or clicking on the windows logo does not open the start menu suddenly on my Dell Optiplex PC running Windows 10. Also, if I try and run Windows Defender, it starts to open ...
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Paste selected text on Windows like on Linux (middle mouse button)

I really like this feature on Linux systems. I want it too on my Windows systems, but I didn't find a proper solution. The solutions I found: -True X-Mouse -AutoclipX -Autohotkey script The ...
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Manage versioning of files that use resources [on hold]

I wish to use resource files for my executables (.exe and .dlls) in order to keep track of file version, product version and company name. If the file version is iterated for each build it appears as ...
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How to Zero out free space on a pen drive on Windows?

I am looking for commands or methods whereby I can just write all zeros to the free space on a Pen drive on Windows OS. The existing files should not be affected. There's a built in command called '...
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How to target an event by contained string?

In powershell script i have line: $LogOnEvents = Get-EventLog -Logname security -Message '*name*адрес:*.*.*.*' -Newest 1 This line every time picking wrong one for me. Problem with event triggering. ...
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How can I “record” sound directly from an audio file?

What is the easiest way to route an audio output (e.g. a playing song) into the recording input of another application (e.g. discord's microphone input)? I'm looking for a solution that is ...
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How to split DNS resolution per domain?

I would like on my Windows 10 to resolve DNS addresses on different DNS servers, based on the domain. In practical terms, I would like *.example.com to be resolved by 10.10.10.10 and the rest by 10....
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CentOS bind9 server keeps getting error messages from master ADDNS

For the last couple of days, I have been trying to connect my Bind9 server to my AD's DNS as a secondary zone, to no avail. This is all done on VMware, with pfSense connecting the two (yes port 53 ...
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Error 0xc0000098 And no CD room and pc doesn't support booting [on hold]

While I'm trying to boot from the USB since the PC doesn't support booting and there's no CD room I had installed easybcd and while playing around it suddenly I clicked on reset bcd configuration and ...
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How do I get all of the VersionInfo strings from a .exe file from the Windows command prompt

Before Windows 10, one could get all of the VersionInfo strings by right clicking on a file and doing properties. That doesn't work anymore. It's like somebody only decided to show the ones that ...
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Troubleshooting help: YouTube videos won't play on Windows 10 PC

I just got a new Windows 10 PC & I'm finding that it won't play YouTube videos. Specifically YouTube. In the video area the loading indicator circles indefinitely and I see this message... If ...
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DNSCrypt: How to prevent Windows from resolving blacklisted names?

I set up DNSCrypt in Windows 10 and disabled the DNS Client service, which caches and resolves DNS. Then, for testing purpose, I put *google* in the DNSCrypt block list and tried to resolve the name. ...
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7zip 7za.exe extracts all files to the folder it is running in

I have a zipped folder with subfolders and files within those, which I need to extract with 7za.exe. However, when doing this instead of extracting it correctly, it extracts all the files to the ...
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Is `git` a command in Windows cmd environment?

Assuming I have git installed, does it make git a command in Windows cmd environment? Why is it not in the output list when I run help? And same question for ping command. Thank you
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Adding Google Drive to Windows Explorer Interface

Editing Windows Explorer Interface This is the interface I am referring to: I would like to have under the OneDrive link a Google Drive link, now it is a subfolder of Quick Access. I want to be able ...
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Laptop Won't boot directly to windows 10

Everytime I turned on my computer it leads me to a black screen with the message of "Reboot and select proper device boot". What I am doing in order to successfully lead the booting process to windows ...
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How to enable verbose BSOD screen in Windows 10 [duplicate]

In Windows 10 the Blue Screen of Death: hides the parameters of the kernel panic: Ideally you would tell the user to write them down, or take a picture: (0xC0000005, 0x8A9A8020, 0x8B39AEC4, ...
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Cant access servers on network, but I can access them from outside the network

So this is a very strange problem that I have never encountered before. Let me start with a diagram of the network. The problem is I have a few servers that are on my modem. Each server is assigned ...
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ARM emulation in Windows executable

I have files for what I believe to be an ARM OS, there is the file armboot and armimage and armos etc. How can I compile all of these files into an ARM emulation on my Windows PC, ideally have this ...
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Get creation time of large number of files in Windows [on hold]

I have a large number of files (several thousands) on a Windows system that I would like to analyze. Specifically, I would like to know at which time of day they were created. I need that to measure ...
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After using PowerPoint my monitors are no longer recognized

My normal setup is a laptop + laptop monitor, and 2 external screens connected via a onelink lenovo adaptor (a small docking station). After using my computer in a meeting room with a projector I ...
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Audio crackling/distortion at lower volumes

Ever since I've had Windows 10 I've had a problem with the sound that has been accentuated with new headphones and while I find discussions about effects, equalization and Windows 10 problems, I ...
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Windows 7 Professional Runtime error [on hold]

I have a PC that is Windows 7 professional 32-bit Operating System, and I keep getting an error stating: Runtime Error! abnormal program termination. Each time I open and try login into the Sage ...
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Is “physical path” physical?

In Windows OS, the term "physical path" appeared here and there. Is "physical path" physical at all? Is it related to the hard disk physical structure?
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How to link two files in Windows so that both are changed at the same time [on hold]

Is it possible to link two files (let's say Word documents) in different locations on Windows so that when I edit one of the documents, the other gets updated to reflect those changes automatically?