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Are most Chinese softwares really sending out user information to their government?

In other words, do I have to keep away from downloading softwares developed and managed by chinese person/company, not to get my information - anything from activity log to account information - ...
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Win11: Is there any way to darken or change the color of the context menu's selected item?

See this screenshot: I can barely see what's selected in the right-click menu. I'm on Windows 11 Pro 22H2 Build 22621.1. Is there any way to change the highlight color? Also, I can't stand that they ...
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Installing updates on an expired Windows 10 Insider Program build

I have switched to the Windows Insider Program some time ago and my build has expired. I have un-enrolled from this program and now I want to have the regular updates and experiences. Yet, for some ...
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Run batch file from another folder

The Folder that contains the batch file and the folder that contains the audio files that will be normalized are on the Desktop. When I move the folder containing the batch file to another location, ...
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Can you sftp and scp into windows openssh with bash set as the default shell?

When the default ssh shell is set to powershell: New-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\OpenSSH" -Name DefaultShell -Value "C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe&...
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How can I view how much lag / CPU time a Google Chrome extension adds when loading a page?

For example, I would like to know how much lag / CPU time the Google Chrome extension Dark Reader adds when loading the webpage How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it ...
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How do i remove all the files that contain a certain string in their name?

How do i remove str files with names containing "fr" in them ("text.fr.str") using DOS command? I tried "DEL *.fr.str". Doesn't work.
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Wi-Fi won't connect to a specific network under Windows

The Problem I'm running a desktop Windows 11 system with a PCIe add-in card (Intel AX200) for Wi-Fi access. The system will "connect" to my home network when the password is entered, but ...
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Is there a modern cross platform task runner, like make, for running simple scripts? [migrated]

I have some build, test, etc scripts written in various interpreted languages but in Windows Powershell or cmd you cannot invoke a script directly from the command line. # Rather than ./build # On ...
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Where are startup programs stored on Windows? [duplicate]

To clarify, I'm not referring to programs that run on user logon, but rather to programs that run when Windows starts up. I would like to make a program run on startup as SYSTEM by placing it in a ...
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Can you use Volume Shadow Copy Service Snapshots on removable flash drives?

Hi I have a quick question - can you use Volume Shadow Copy Service snapshots on removable flash drives? I am making a data backup program that uses Volume Shadow Copy Service to back up drives. When ...
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Is there a chmod +x equivalent in Windows 10, 11 to allow running scripts in Powershell/cmd with a specified shebang?

I would like to write cross platform scripts in some interpreted language (Python, Go, Node, whatever). This is trivial in *nix systems (MacOS, Linux, BSD) as I just need to mark a file as executable ...
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Windows 10 user is acting up

My Windows (not necessarily Microsoft) account has been malfunctioning lately. It takes some seconds for the internet to activate, and various Microsoft-related apps (such as the Microsoft Store and ...
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When does "file content indexing" happen in Windows, and how can I prevent it?

I see that in Windows 10, every drive, every folder, and every file has an option to "allow file content to be indexed", and they're on by default: I don't need file-content indexing, and I ...
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FontCreator fonts are showing another font in WordPad (such as Ğ, ğ, İ, Ş, ş) [closed]

My font is: viewing on FontCreator: viewing on WordPad:
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Show right-aligned path in windows explorer icon (when hovering over it)?

For example, lets say I have the following open in multiple explorer tabs: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-18\bin\bin C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-18\bin\conf C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-18\bin\include C:\...
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Is there a way to make a Hotspot on Win10 with internet sharing and connections between PC and clients?

My router is pretty slow, but I have a good network card. I want to stream my PC's display to my phone, and to do that, I would like to make a hotspot on Win10 that allows connections to the internet ...
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Wi-Fi is missing on Windows...while Keyboard and mouse wont work on Linux(only Touchpad)

I have this weird issue where my Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is missing from setting, while in Linux, even the Keyboard and Mouse won't work to control the Laptop. I have a Legion 7i with Intel Core i7 10750H,...
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how to edit registry to let win10 password become never expired from auto expired

there is a way to let win10 password never expired by : wmic USERACCOUNT WHERE "Name='USERNAME'" set PasswordExpires=FALSE I want to achieve it by edit registry,But I can not find the ...
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Any way to remove the hidden attribute when robocopying from the root folder?

When I copy from the system root drive like this: robocopy D: C:\users\localUser\pictures\CPics *.jpg *.jpeg *.png *.gif /e /MT:4 /R:0 /NP /SL /SJ /NFL /NDL /XA:o /B /LOG:"C:\Users\anton\...
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Running Excel.exe as Administrator is Much Slower than as a User

On Windows 10, I have an autohotkey script that opens an Excel file. If my computer has been running for a while and I have the script run the Excel file as administrator, it takes over 60 seconds to ...
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On Windows can I change the mouse cursor icon when I'm pressing the left mouse button?

You might have noticed on some video games that the cursor changes when the left or right mouse buttons are being pressed. Can I do this on regular windows? I know that in Control panel -> Mouse -&...
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Find PID then end the task

Please help to correct the script. I want to find the PID then execute the taskkill function to end the task but it shows unexpected error. for /f "token=2" %%i in ('tasklist /v | find &...
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Zoom only text box in Windows 10

I'm looking for a way to magnify a text box (and also the name of a file when I'm editing it) when I click on it. So far I found the built-in solution Magnifier, but it zooms the whole screen.
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youtube-dl, show file(s) in Explorer after download completes?

I'm trying to write a windows batch file for youtube-dl, and this is what I currently have for it: @ECHO OFF cls :start SET /P URL="Downloading to %USERPROFILE%\Videos. Enter link/ID: " ECHO....
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Compare new/changed file sizes from one point in time to another

My problem is that I cannot find out where my disk space is being utilized after freeing space; for example I free 20GiB, then three days later it's used up despite me not downloading or transferring ...
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Batch file /cmd code to rename exe files with its folder name [closed]

Is it possible to rename exe files within each folder with its folder name using batch file? The exe files have a common name. from: MAINFOLDER FOLDER1 PROGRAM.EXE FOLDER2 ...
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Turning off only certain animations in Windows 11?

I really am not a fan of any kind of hover animations (moving your cursor over elements, making the selection animated) because I think it makes the OS feel slow instead of smooth. So for example in ...
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On a Windows machine, without downloading anything, how can I create a keybinding to paste without whitespace?

My friend's workflow requires copying and pasting of numbers many times per day, however the numbers to be copied are rendered with spaces and the locations to paste require there to be no spaces. ...
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High disk usage [closed]

I have 100% disk usage and my pc is really slow. I've done near enough everything people tell you to do which could lower disk usage but it hasn't helped like disabling SuperFetch etc but it changed ...
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VMWare, Cannot ping Linux guest from Windows 10 host in a wireless network: How do I disable a NDIS 6 Filter Driver?

I have the same problem as described in https://stackoverflow.com/questions/69613949/vmware-cannot-ping-linux-guest-from-windows-10-host-over-bridged-connection.: a VM (Ubuntu-VM in VMWare Player on ...
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Duplication of UDP traffic to two ports on localhost on windows

I have two services running on virtual machine running windows. Each service has an open port for recieving information. I want to know how can I set up all traffic to one of the service's ports to be ...
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How to kill/terminate 360 process on Windows?

I wondering if it's possible to terminate 360 Total Security from command line on Windows. I tried pskill.exe QHSafeTray.exe Unable to kill process Access denied Also tried taskkill /f /im QHSafeTray....
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To kill a CMD session

I use a batch file to countdown and need to stop this countdown process in another batch file. I've tried to use these, but they all failed: taskkill /f /fi "windowtitle eq countdown" ...
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Is there a way to install Microsoft Store-exclusive apps without Store?

Unlike apps I can download online and install, I can't figure out how to install apps that are only availabe for download via Ms-Store app, without first installing Ms-Store. I ask this because I am ...
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Is it possible to emulate Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on a Raspberry Pi to use Bitlocker Network Unlock on my Desktop PC?

I would like to use Bitlocker Network Unlock to automatically unlock my desktop PC when powering it on, in my LAN network. I want to avoid installing a full Windows Server machine just for that. I ...
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Alternatives to set screen resolution on Windows 10

I have 2x 4k60fps monitors connected to my machine using a single DP cable that goes through a splitter (like daisy chain) to connect to both. I am aware that 2x4k60fps is too much resolution to pass ...
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Left Insider Program but still receiving Insider updates

I enabled windows insider program, it worked fine for a while, then windows 11 came and my laptop keep trying to update to windows 11. thing my laptop does not have TPM 2.0, so I can't install windows ...
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Windows 7 and Fedora on separate drives

I have and old 240 gb SATA SSD with Windows 7 installed. Today my new 1 tb NVME SSD arrived and I decided to use it for Fedora. I wanted to make the systems as independent as possible, so I physically ...
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Is there a way to programmably turn on and off low power mode for specific display on windows 10?

i am programming a small app in python that will be taking remote signals and playing diffrent video clips on a projectior. Its for a big miniature railway display with day & night cycle. The ...
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CMAKE, OpenCV: How would I fix unresolved external symbol issues? [closed]

Here is my simple code,Cmake file as well as my build process to test out my vcpkg installations. I am having issues as the errors at the very bottom show up. Would you have any ideas as this is ...
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A better `where` command [duplicate]

A very useful command on unix-like systems is the whence command (sometimes called whereis). This tells you where a binary, source and manual file are located. This is handy for those CRAFT moments ...
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Match ssh_config by host then subnet

My current ~/.ssh/config looks like this Include ~/.ssh/config.d/* Host * CONFIG value In ~/.ssh/config.d/ are many files whose Hosts follow no pattern, but they all resolve to the same subnet ...
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Can my Windows 10 look like Chrome OS? [closed]

I like the way, Chrome OS looks like. I wish if there is a theme or anything else for Windows 10 to look like Chrome OS. If there is not, then it's fine.
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I've been getting many BSOD crashes when encoding videos

I've been getting many BSOD crashes when encoding videos. This is the information that I got from the Reliability History Source Windows Summary Shut down unexpectedly Date ‎5/‎16/‎2022 9:17 PM ...
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How to Forward Windows Print Log to Syslog

I want to collect logs from various machine (windows and linux) to a centralized log server. The log server has been configured and is listening on port 514 tcp and udp for log in syslog protocol. I ...
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Any differences between the registry value "~ RUNASADMIN" and "RUNASADMIN"?

By checking Run this program as administrator for the current user, the following REG_SZ values can be observed within Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\...
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How to port / sync my Windows Terminal settings between computers?

I spent quite some time in Windows Terminal to set up my preferences and color themes. What's a good way to port / sync these settings to other computers? I guess there are 3 tiers of solutions: Level ...
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Assign a specific machine SID to a new Windows installation using Sysprep

I want to script-build a development system from fresh Windows installation media as if it were a Linux container. In this case I need every Windows system I build to share the same machine SID. ...
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Batch Command to Search network Folder by date modified

I am attempting to find the most recent files in a network folder using a wild card. The code within the batch file is provided below. When the .bat file is executed it returns an error for /f %%f ...
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