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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 clean reinstalled 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 relevant because ...
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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....
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How to call dismapi.dll on Windows 7

How do I install the DISMAPI on Windows 7? There is the function DismGetDrivers that I want to use on Windows 7. According to the documentation it is supported on Windows 7. However a program I have ...
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Is it possible to disable the interlocutor's video in BlueJeans?

Is it possible to disable all videos for anybody in the call in BlueJeans when in a videoconference? The motivation is to reduce the network usage. I use BlueJeans on Microsoft Windows. Interlocutor'...
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default programs for certain file extensions

I am having trouble editing the registry to get a file type to open with a default text editing program. i have edited the registry following this post: https://superuser.com/a/1369178/972419. ...
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Who eats my disk space? [on hold]

Windows 10. Every now and then ~4Gb of my disk space vanishes into a thin air. And then mysteriously re-appears after few minutes. I need a tool to track the offending process down. Any recommendation?...
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Why does it seem like 40GB of deleted files on my SSD are still taking up space a month later?

So about a month ago, I deleted about 40GBs worth of files to my recycle bin and then emptied recycle bin. My system is running on a SSD and it’s 220GB in size. Today, I had to resort to downloading ...
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BadImage error when installing software on Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB

I'm running Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB 64bit. Every time I try to install a software I get an BadImage error I have tried to install different software (Firefox 32bit/64bit, Opera 32bit/64bit, ...
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How to find duplicate video files basing on length/duration? [on hold]

I am looking for a way to find duplicate videos based on duration (e.g number of seconds) and not based on size/MD5/thumbnails/etc. This is a very simple concept but I find it impossible to find a ...
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Docker for windows proxy setup not working

I am on Windows 10 and using Docker for Windows 2.0.0.0-win81 (29211). I am behind a company proxy and can't pull any image: Error response from daemon: Get https://registry-1.docker.io/v2/: net/http:...
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XP64 2 XP64 install software using WMI

I try to install a .exe remote onto my gaming PC. I know the .exe exists but the call gives me an error. C:\WINDOWS>wmic /node:"Spiele" /user:"Spielen" /password:"XXX" product call install true,"",...
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Zip files expand with backslashes on Linux, no subdirectories

So, weirdly, I can unzip a file a friend made on windows. What it gives out is strange, and incorrect in a way I've not seen before. <base directory stuff> assets\Changes.txt assets\...
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Asus SW5-012 trying to do dual boot Linux

I have an Asus Aspire SW5-012 and cannot disable secure boot. I get into BIOS just fine. It's 5.0 setup utility. The system BIOS version is V1.13. When I go to the security tab, secure boot mode is ...
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Remote USB device not visible with RDP

I have the same problem as asked here How to access *remote* usb devices over rdesktop and here Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized long time ago, unanswered. I have a remote machine ...
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Create .lnk (windows shortcut) by pasting path (text) in windows explorer [on hold]

Some program to make it working? ('windows extension' thing, like Link Shell Extension, Relative, .., i'm sure it should be somewhere)
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How to uninstall Skype for Business from Office 365 package?

I have installed on my Windows 10 PC, Office 365 Pro package for students (https://products.office.com/pl-pl/student/office-in-education). With this package on my PC in addition to Word, PowerPoint ...
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How can I Autoconnect a L2TP VPN with presharedkey on windows server?

Just as simple as my question, every tutorial on the net, doesn't solve reconnecting L2tp, But pptp. They don't mention that rasdial doesn't ask anything about L2tp specific fields and without them, ...
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How to recover data from a faulty hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a HP laptop with windows 10 on it's hard disk. I clicked on a recently obtained file then: # windows explorer got stuck # tried opening task manager to kill windows explorer ; blue screen ...
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Remove the same image watermark from every page of a pdf file

I am in possession of a long PDF file. On each and every page of this file there is an annoying watermark/logo that I wish to remove. The printing shop unlawfully added their own logo on somebody else'...
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CMD Fileless equivalent of < redirection

I have a batch that wraps AnyConnect Mobility Client CLI (vpncli.exe) and asks username and password to later handle them to vpncli. Simplified code: set /p user_id=Username: set /p pwd=Password: ...
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Second monitor turns black once I install intel graphics driver [on hold]

I've been using a second monitor with my laptop for months, one day it stopped working. The monitor is detected, everything's fine except for the output, it's just black (not turned off black, backlit ...
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Alternative for Skype for Buisness [on hold]

Anyone know of a decent alternative for Skype for Business? With: Text chat (that is actually not terrible, remembers history etc) voice calls Screen sharing (Windows) Ideally free, easy to ...
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How to get a printer count in~ Develop ineo 552 printer~

*How to get a printing count each pc's in work group environment *printer name: Develop ineo 552 I want to get print/scanner/ count in each users separately Thank you
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Where to get official Windows ISO hashes?

Since the good old MSDN method (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/downloads/) died long ago, now how can we get official hashes for Windows OS ISO image files?
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Cleanup drivers of devices that are no longer present?

I did an upgrade on my computer running Windows 10 (1809), removed a lot of devices and add a lot of new device. I have finished installing drivers for the new devices and would like to remove the ...
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When does Windows 10 use CPU or GPU for GUI?

In Windows 7, Aero GPU offload is enabled by default, but also can be disabled by using "basic" theme. I've heard Windows 10 will enable all effects on default, even without supported GPU, and will ...
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Can't run a service under local user account with no password (“logon failure”)

I'm trying to run a service under the local user instead of the default "Local System Account". The account has no password. I picked the user and left the password fields blank. When I press "Apply", ...
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compatibility report I cant convert 32 bit into 64 bit because of the following error [duplicate]

enter image description here The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue. 32-bit Windows cannot be ...
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I lost my Footnotes and the letters of one footnote became the footnote of other numbers [on hold]

footnote number 125 was Rahner, Theological Investigation, 121. But the footnotes following 125 became R 127 a 128 h 129 n 130 e 131 r , like this. how to solve the problem. i had already typed all my ...
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I cannot update my Surface Pro 6 to Windows 10 1809

I did both of them. Settings -> Update & Security Click 'Update now' of https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 and execute Windows10Upgrade9252.exe There are several users ...
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Extract folder inside large gzip file in windows

I have a 200 gb tar.gz file I need to extract one folder inside this file. I know exact location of the folder need. Is there any way to do that, any third party tools, or any power shell commands ? ...
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Set another folder as Desktop on Windows 10

Similar to this question I would like to have another folder actually store my files that visibly show on my desktop. The reasoning is I have a large HDD for file storage and a smaller SSD with the ...
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A program won't come to the foreground (Windows 10)

I have a program (QGIS, which uses QT5) that will not come to the foreground. It starts maximized (that's fine) but it stays behind all my other programs. It can be focused, and I can work in QGIS, ...
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RDP vs domain joining [on hold]

Why would you join computers to a domain as opposed to just making everyone RDP to the server? As I understand it, if you make everyone in an office environment use RDP and use the server as a ...
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How do I delete the shortcut virus permanently from my computer? [duplicate]

I've gotten the shortcut virus on my usb drives more times than I can remember; What I usually do is just format the drive and call it a day. Lately, I had important files on one of my drives which ...
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Is there a way to hold multiple values in clipboard and be able to paste any one of them with a simple shortcut [on hold]

Is there a way to copy X, Y, Z values to clipboard and be able to paste either one of them with one shortcut on Windows? We all use CTRL+C for copying one value to clipboard and CTRL+V to paste it ...
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How to install Windows while Linux is already installed? (Dual Boot) [duplicate]

i've got Linux Mint on my machine and need Windows to be installed. Is there a way to install Windows without overwriting the bootloader? Also I couldn't find any guide how to backup/recover the ...
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Start-BitsTransfer - “Cannot find path … because it does not exist” with different credentials to local host

I am typing the following command in a PowerShell prompt: Start-BitsTransfer -Source "\\serverA\c$\test.txt" -Destination . -TransferType Download -cred (get-credential) After typing the credentials ...
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Vertical lines periodically showing up on monitor and requires Windows 10 Pro restart to fix

Problem description When I haven't used the computer like overnight or longer, maybe 1 in 6 times when the screen come back out of sleep mode either one or both monitors have vertical lines through ...
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How do I set Windows PowerShell ISE default theme?

Whenever I change the theme in the PowerShell ISE options on Windows 10 to Light on Light it doesn't keep it when I restart, it goes back to the default Dark on Light. How can I set/force Light on ...
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Laptop boot fails after changing boot settings

I'm afraid I heavily messed up a laptop (Dell Latitude E5570, running Windows 7 Professional). Update: I found a way to start Windows … somehow. I'm not sure if running "Startup Repair" from a Win7 ...
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Virus removal that changes files's extension [duplicate]

One of our Windows 7 machine on our local work-network recently caught on some virus/malware probably. It has changed extensions for most of the users' data files from let's say .docx to .docx.vizsy ...