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using fastboot to flash an image on Windows remains stuck on < waiting for any device >

I have a Linux based MCU device that's connected using USB into which I'm flashing a boot or system image using fastboot. On an ubuntu host machine, I use fastboot with root permissions via sudo adb ...
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Abode Flash Player 14 Active X "Failed to register" Error Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Flash player 14 ActiveX plug-in for Windows 7 in Windows 8.1. You might say Windows 8. 1 already has it but I have a program which specifically needs the ActiveX plug-in for ...
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Are most Chinese softwares really sending out user information to their government? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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How can I migrate a Windows XP install to VM (P2V) if the Windows XP machine no longer works?

I have a POS (point of sales) system on which is installed Windows XP. The original computer no longer works — the computer no longer works but the hard drive works 100% fine — and I wish to ...
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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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grub unknown filesystem. dual booting windows and arch linux

Device: Dell xps-15 9510 running latest arch I dual boot windows and arch using grub bootloader I restarted my computer yesterday and was put into grub rescue due to unknown filesystem. 'ls' lists all ...
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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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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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Convert drive from exFAT to NTFS without losing contents (Workaround)

I have a 5TB external drive with about 200GB of data in it. I want to convert it from exFAT to NTFS but without losing its contents. Currently I have no way to backup the data on the drive, so I need ...
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Create a batch file to execute tasklist and append its output to log.txt

I'm trying to create a batch file to execute tasklist every 3 minutes and log it into log.txt. I'm very new to batch files and would like to know where I've gone wrong in my batch file. @echo off ...
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How to cancel "resetting this pc"

I selected "Reset this PC" in the Windows 10 boot menu (the one that lets me choose between Windows 7 and Windows 10). I did this while my Win7 thumbdrive was inserted, with the hope that this would ...
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SFTP server for Windows with its own users and folders?

anyone knows if there's a SFTP server for Windows, with these features? 1. sftp users db is separate from windows users (preferably a simple text file with user/password pairs or some kind of db with ...
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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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Windows 10 blocking piratebay

Yesterday I installed windows 10 on my new SSD. Everything went fine until I tried to access thepiratebay.org or any other of its clones. I tried it in chrome and received an error: this site cant be ...
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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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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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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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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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Delivery Optimization Service can't be disabled after the last Windows 10 Update

I'm always disabling this service because it keeps using my whole bandwidth.. but after the October update, there is like a restriction or something because when I tried to disable it using the ...
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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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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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how to prevent automatic log off in windows 7

I have a remote machine that runs on Windows 7, it gets logoff by closing all running application and the gets logged in again automatically. It happens every day but not on specific time and without ...
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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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Monitor/Track data sent over internet by an application

How do I monitor/track (and possibly save) the data that is sent over the internet by an application? Example: I have an application "X", it sends some data over the internet, now I want to know what ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Server 2012 stopped booting

I installed WS2012 and it was working. My problem was, when I plugged the hard drive into SATA0 and I plugged another bootable (Win Server 2008) hard drive into SATA1, WS2008 loaded. But I needed 2012 ...
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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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Windows 2008 Firewall - How do I restrict HTTP inbound to specific IP?

My goal is to restrict all HTTP inbound requests to a specific IP addresses. I thought it would be a simple process - but I am not getting the result desired I have modified a predefined rule called ...
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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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Forcebind IP not installed corectly error windows 10

This error shows up whenever I run the application have pasted the force bind ip on system32 and system WO as well but still it says "Windows system bind IP not found please make sure the program ...
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Can't run File Explorer as different user

Following on from this question about opening file explorer as a different user, I've tried navigating to C:\Windows, shift+right-clicking explorer.exe and clicking "Run as different user". ...
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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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Cloning a SSD using GPT not working (Clonezilla)

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro installed on a 128 GB SSD, partition-table is GPT. My Asus Mainboard uses UEFI and i installed windows 8.1 as a uefi installation. Therefore the first boot device is ...
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How to resolve "server could not bind to the transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_<UUID> because another computer on the network has the same name" errors?

What is the meaning of the below event viewer error and how to resolve it? The server could not bind to the transport \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{645D56E9-F6B3-44C1-B7C9-B5A0503A76ED} because another ...
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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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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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Is it possible to fetch the current CMD window size (rows and columns) in Windows?

In Windows CMD I can type mode con /status to see the current line- and column display limits of the CMD. Is it possible, in a similar manner, to figure out how many lines and columns can currently ...
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Are there any free command line based zip utility?

I need to schedule a command line to zip contents of a couple of folders. Are there any free command line based utility that can handle multi volumes? (7Zip is disqualified, the -v parameter is not ...

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