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ECCODES ERROR when opening .GRIB file in Spyder

I have accessed Anaconda Prompt for the environment that I will be working. Once there, I have changed the directory to the place where I have the grib files that I will be working with, in order to ...
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Quick Access “Frequent Folders” Keeps Disappearing on Windows 10 1909

For some time now, I have been having an annoying issue with the Quick Access page on Windows 10. My "Frequent Folders" list keeps disappearing, and my "Recent Files" list keeps ...
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Install software from Windows PE

I have a base wim image file that I apply by booting into window pe and installing on a devices hard drive. After the base image is applied I would like to install custom software depending on what is ...
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Renaming shortcut filename doesn't reflect in the target file name. Why?

When I rename the shortcut filename, the new file name is not reflected in the target or reference file name or vice versa. Shorcut is on desktop and target file is on e drive. Why? For eg. Old ...
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Windows 10 skip mapped network drive discovery

Setup: localPC --> RDP over VPN --> remotePC localPC has a USB drive that appears as a mapped network drive on remotePC. Whenever a file is added/removed from the USB, remotePC's explorer lags (...
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How to track what's been done to my inputs from memory? [closed]

I am asked to learn from a black-box program. The program is very small and perform a simple task. For example, if I enter "1+1" as input, the program will return "2". One thing I ...
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Need to reinstall Windows xp on my laptop but forgot my password to access it I have windows disc please help x [closed]

Need to reinstall Windows xp have disc ect but forgot my password to access laptop I've tried running disc but still not working my friend wiped it by accident and I'm stuck on how to fix now please ...
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Add “text”to beginning of multiple files names using commander prompt [closed]

I need to add text not replace to the beginning of multiple file name using command prompt. Example Current file names 1546067_20200708_000010.txt 1546087_20200710_000012.txt Need to add 835_ to ...
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PC turning off immediately after turning on

After upgrading the motherboard to my PC, the PC won't boot. Immediately after turning it on, maybe one second, it turns right back off. After some research and another board & PSU with the same ...
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Windows 10 build 1909 - Corrupt Store - DISM version from 1903

Anyone shed any light on this. I've been looking at an issue with a windows 10 machine 1909 build 10.0.18363.720, where after windows updates are installed including KB4560960 (2020-06 Cumulative ...
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Moving msftres partition with gparted

I've found various answers to this question online, ranging from "you definitely can't do this" to "this is doable with gparted," so I was hoping to get a straight answer here. I'...
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Setup IP camera in Windows 10 as native webcam device (D-Link DCS-8325LH) (ONVIF Profile S)

Setup Windows 10 Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.388) via VirtualBox 6.1.10 Network-Adapter is in Bridge mode also tested with Version 2004 (OS Build 20170.1000) (Dev Channel) DCS-8325LH camera (...
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Task Scheduler Idle task not triggered on the correct time window

In my windows 10 machine I have created the below task scheduler task and set the trigger time to be 1 min when idle. I've checked and manually timed the trigger to happens and it always triggers ...
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VPN on Windows: how can I force only some app / website should use it

I'm behind a corporate proxy which unfortunately is really slow. Especially if I'm working remotely through a VPN. I would like to route Outlook and maybe IE through the VPN while all my CLI Tools, ...
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BSOD ntoskrnl.exe - memtest+HD tune no error

I got 4 BSOD on early June. I ran several tests (memtest standard, SSD and HDD test) and I didn't find any problem. I then cleanly reinstalled Windows and have been running for a month without any ...
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What is the maximum number of distinct keys a PS/2 or a USB keyboard can have that Windows 10 would understand as unique keys?

I've been looking for information on how to expand a keyboard to bind additional keys to various commands, without resorting to key combinations (like Alt+F12). From what I've found, it seems like in ...
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Fingerprint reader doesn't work when computer is sleeping

When my computer went to sleep I used to be able to put my finger on the fingerprint reader and the computer would wake up. After an update, it seems as if that went away, now I have to press a key or ...
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Is there a way to hide application title bars in Windows 10?

By "Border" I mean the application's menu bar that has the minimize, maximize, and close buttons etc. Is there a way to temporarily hide it and force a window to be "borderless" ...
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Have the default partitions required by Windows 10 been cloned correctly (by Acronis True Image)?

Backstory: I had a 1TB HDD (Disk 0 in image) and wanted to got an SSD (500GB). I cloned the HDD to the SSD (it respectively cloned and downgraded the partitions too). I had previously was dual booting ...
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Is it posible to check how many devices are connected to the monitor?

I was wondering if there's a way I can have a list of all the devices connected to the monitor? For example I connect my mac to a monitor with HDMI cable Then I connect my windows to the same monitor ...
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how to copy a message into picture or vice versa?

What would happen if u do copy /b "image.png" + "text.text" how and where can we see the result and plz suggest the same operation if in linux shell And does it provide any sort of ...
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Windows 10 - AMD radeon 8670M - no hdmi output

i have one problem with older device. it will not output video to the HDMI DEVICE INFO: HP pavilion 15-n008sc - says in the back with intel graphics 4000 and amd readeon 8670M in hp support says it ...
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Windows and Windows Dual Boot sharing the whole file system

I have a SSD drive on which I installed two version of the same Windows Server 2008. The way I installed them is the following: clone the original drive to a new one (just for safety) create an image ...
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Why my friend's PC gets into same boot issue every time?

My friend has a budget computer with i3 CPU and 4GB RAM. His computer always gets the same problem of Windows not booting up. For like 1 year we tried to reinstall Windows several times and after ...
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Will Windows 8 take up less space than Windows 10?

I need to run a Windows virtual machine on my Mac, it doesn't really make much difference to me if I use 8 or 10, so would just like to use whichever will take up less space on my hard drive. I found ...
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Windows/Visual Studio going wonky on a perfectly fine C program [closed]

Okay, no ego, maybe something is funny in the program, but GCC and Clang are compiling it fine and running it just as intended on Ubuntu 20.04 and MacOS 10.14 . Visual Studio 2013 on Win 7 ? Thats a ...
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Not able to access File Sharing and Printer in the same Network

I have group of 15 PC with Windows 7. All computers are connected through same network. File and Printer Sharing Service is not Working. Trouble Shooting steps taken by me as below: A PC can access ...
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Run exe when computer is inactive for some time

Following an advice given to me in this question I have made this question. So I have an exe I want to run after the computer is idle (by idle I don’t mean sleep, I mean inactive or not being used) ...
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Why does PHP apparently need an “external team” to “maintain” the Windows version of PHP? [closed]

In the last week, I learned, first through an e-mail on the PHP-WIN e-mail list, and later from a news article on Slashdot, that Microsoft will soon (starting with the upcoming PHP 8) not be ...
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How to Disable Microsoft Edge Guest Browsing on

I would like to disable Guest Browsing on Windows 10 PC (home edition, so no group policy editor- do have registry edit) on Microsoft Edge (new). I have found tutorials on how to disable incognito ...
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Run a task when screen sleeps

I have a task in task scheduler and I want to run this task once the screen sleeps not the computer. I’ve tried setting the Trigger to be “On Idle” but didn’t work, and I tried setting the trigger to ...
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Royal TS - Unable to Save RTSZ File

I added a resource to Royal TS and tried to save the rtsz document, but it popped up with an error complaining about a lock file that supposedly doesn't exist. As it's saving, it shows this: Title: ...
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Dark themes' text color issue

I have tried lots of dark themes, including high contrast one but, sometimes some texts are white-like which I don't want. The following images are just examples. I want like the black text color ...
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disable new Microsoft Edge

I want to disable the new Microsoft Edge running on an HP laptop equipped with Windows 10. Various instructions say select the Microsoft Edge folder, right click the mouse, and then rename the folder....
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Filter tasks in Windows Task Scheduler by action

I am trying to find a task in Windows Task Scheduler on an image of a Windows 10 x64. All I know about this taks is that when it is triggered, it disables a service which I also know nothing about. I ...
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Cannot find any way to search for files containing 100% NULLs?

I lost my Desktop folder(I had a lot of stuff there.. maybe 1000 files). And used a tool to recover the deleted files right away. If found all the deleted files and recovered them. They all ...
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Cygwin find command with `-printf` sometimes runs out of memory with `memory exhausted` and fails

I am running find from a batch file because I need the result in batch context. Running c:\cygwin64\bin\find.exe . -type d -name "SubDir" -printf "%%T^@^!%%p\n" > temp.txt ...
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Can i connect my android phone to my windows 10 computer with IP address? [closed]

Is it possible to connect my android phone with my windows 10 computer through ip address? If yes then how can I do that? Help me to know that. Thank you.
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What service controls when network connections are discovered?

I have recently upgraded to Win10 v.2004 and while the update itself seems to have gone without a hitch, I have a (bad?) habit of checking Services after a major update and doing some tweaks. Usually ...
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How can we find when the file was updated in Windows folder?

I have one file name file.txt that was deployed in 2018 and this file used to be updated daily by Autosys jobs. In order to troubleshoot when it is updated by wrong info or details. I want to find ...
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What are best multiboot usb creator software for windows? [closed]

Can anybody suggest me what are the best multiboot USB software is available for free? I want to create a multiboot USB with different Operating systems like Windows XP, 7, 8, and 10. Please Help me ...
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Headphones wont work unless i restart my pc

i been facing this issue for some time now whenever my computer is running if i want to change my headphones to some other headphone or speaker i unplug the headphone which i am using currently and ...
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Mounting Network Drive for another user as Administrator

I need to mount a network drive for another user when logged in as the Administrator. I tried using runas /user:<user> cmd to launch cmd as the different user, and then net use S: \\<address&...
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Why Microsoft has announced to completely stop support of PHP 8.0 & beyond on windows? [closed]

Why Microsoft has announced to completely stop support of PHP 8.0 & beyond on windows? The article all over the net hasn't described any single reason for the same. What's the future of PHP? What'...
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How to set up a 5ghz hotspot while connected to a 2.4ghz router?

Whenever I select the 5ghz band and try to create a mobile hotspot in Windows 10 I get this error: "The selected network band isn't available". I have an Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 ...
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Exclude specific file types or large files from OneDrive syncing

As described in the title I would like to exclude some files from syncing to my (personal) OneDrive to save some space. I have some folders that I wish to sync but in some of them there are quite ...
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A lot of my windows drivers have expired dates for the certificate, and some are not even signed, is this normal?

I just gathered all the drivers in my system32/drivers folder and checked their certificate (my windows is updated and its a windows 10 x64) But i found that so many of them have expired certificate! ...
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Mapped drives are not visible for administrator in Windows 2000

I've a laptop (without internet connection) that still runs with the good old Windows 2000. I'm logged in with the user 'John' and I map a network drive: net use x: \\myserver\myshare. When I do net ...
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How come ADB can't access files without enabling USB debugging, but the Windows Explorer can?

I've tried backing up my Android (Note 8) device using ADB. I've noticed that Developer Mode > USB Debugging must be enabled in order to even communicate with the device. However, it seems that ...
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How to transfer unallocated space to C: partition on Windows 10 after booting up a clone?

I hope I've come to the right place. Recently, I bought a 1 TB SSD that I switched out with my old 256 GB SSD. I put a bootable clone of the 256 GB drive on the 1 TB drive. However, my C: partition ...

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