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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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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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How to prevent Windows 10 from automatically adding keyboard layouts (i.e. US keyboard)

Update: this is a lengthy post, you can jump straight to the answer below Note: The quick language list refers to the list in the screenshot below, accessible throught the shortcut Win + Space bar I ...
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Windows 8.1 installation - partitions

I downloaded and burnt windows 8.1 from MSDN, but during installation I noticed that when I formatted and deleted particular partitions they won't merge into one as in windows 7 installation (as far ...
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Trying to get Windows 8.1 Remte Desktop to work on a newly cleaned laptop

I have two laptops both Windows 8.1. One of which I am trying to setup now as it has just been factory reset after getting too much rubbish on it. I am trying to remote desktop into a server in ...
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Find NetBIOS/WINS name of a IP

How can I find the NetBIOS/WINS name of a PC in my LAN In suma: I have the IP of a machine in my LAN I want to get the name of the machine (if it has one)
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Why does Windows 10 shut down hourly with “initiated power off on behalf of NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM - Other (Unplanned) Reason Code: 0x0”?

I'm using the Windows 10 preview on a couple of machines (a laptop, and a server-2012-hosted VM). On the VM, Windows shuts itself down about every hour and has to be restarted from the Hyper-V console....
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Windows 10 and Samba - one direction only

I have desktop and laptop computers, where both have Windows 10 Pro. From laptop to desktop Samba share is working properly, in Total Commander I can see my desktop's C drive. But the other way is not ...
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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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Windows 10 1809 Brightness Setting Disappeared

After manually installing the Windows 10 1809 update, the display brightness option disappeared from my battery panel and the power options in the control panel. It's still present in both the ...
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How to set a program to startup on boot for all users in windows 10?

I have to start some program when the computer boots, for all users, and possibly before the user login. So how and where does I have to put them?
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Skype audio becomes distorted after other programs make sounds

I have an HP laptop, HP 250 G4. It came with Windows 8.1 and Skype but I've now upgraded it to Windows 10. The version of Skype that came with the laptop was so old that it didn't work at all with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What can I do if I forgot my Windows password?

I got a brand new Windows 7 machine, installed the operating system, created one account and forgot its password. What can I do? There is no external CD, the operating system is loaded from somewhere ...
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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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Restoring factory recovery partition (Samsung)

I have upgraded the HDD in a Samsung laptop and would like to restore the "Press F4 for recovery" partition. My new disk has three partitions, System, Windows, and Recovery. I did a dd of the ...
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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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Pause OneDrive sync using cmd

I would like to know how to pause onedrive from syncing using a command in the cmd. I am doing this because I have my .minecraft folder shared in onedrive and when I am playing minecraft, it is really ...
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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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How to “Clear All” Windows 10 Action Center notifications with keyboard

In Windows 10 desktop, is there way to "Clear All" of the Action Center notifications with the keyboard? I know WinA will open the Action Center. But I haven't found a shortcut to dismiss the ...
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How to stop service from commandline in windows?

i would like to stop following services from command line print spooler shell harware detection windows defender windows update onedrive onecloud and also deny them from running at startup (as i set ...
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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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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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Can I hear myself through noise-cancelling headphones without cranking up the volume all the way?

I'm using the Bose QuietComfort 15 headphones with the built in microphone and I'm plugging it into a laptop that has a jack that supports the mic & speaker at the same time. By default, I can't ...
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Hiding files starting with a dot?

In my C:\Users\Me directory, I see a lot of files starting with a dot and they are not hidden files. I can see them even though I unchecked "show hidden files" box in folder options. I see some ...
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Resume uploading with built-in Windows FTP client

Is it possible to resume uploading with built-in Windows FTP client after FTP client failure/disconnection from previous point? For example, how to achieve following scenario: build-in FTP client ...
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Possible to “downgrade” from Windows 10 Insider Preview (Fast Ring) to regular Windows 10?

Initially upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 RTM, I'm using Windows 10 Insider Preview (aka "Fast Ring") for approx. half a year now. Currently, it seems to be way too unstable to me. ...
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Dell laptop doesn't wake from hibernation after installing Windows 8.1

My laptop worked flawlessly before upgrade to Windows 8.1 from 8. Now when I close the lid of my laptop and it goes into hibernation, it will not wake again. The LED lights seem to work properly but I ...
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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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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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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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How to type star (*) into command line in Far Manager?

I'm typing into command line in Far Manager and need * character there. But when I press * key Far Manager executes associated command which is "select all" in active panel. For example, I'm ...
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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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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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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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Minted cannot find pygmentize in TexStudio on Windows 7

I want to use minted package, but when I'm xelatexing in TexStudio, there's an error: minted: You must have `pygmentize' installed to use this package. pip seems unable to find pygmentize: In my C:\...
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Cannot access Windows machines by Name over PPTP VPN but can access ip address

I have a PPTP VPN Incoming Network Connection setup on a windows 8.1 machine which is where I have all my computers setup on a local intranet (say machine X, Y and Z) I VPN into the Windows 8.1 ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 not binding to Windows domain

I have five iMacs with OSX 10.8.5. Two of the iMacs are binding to Windows domain server (2012) successfully. But I can’t bind remaining three iMac machines, and it is showing authentication error ...
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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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Can I delete MSOCache?

I need more space on my SSD drive and I found that MSOCache is occupying 1.3 GB. I have Microsoft Office 2010 installed. Can I safely delete MSOCache?
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How do I disable the windows 7 activation system in this situation?

My windows somehow "expired" and I need to activate it or its not Genuine, and it'll shut down every hour. That's normal. I've seen couple ways to activate it like putting in activation keys, but I am ...