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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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Fail to boot from external SSD

My laptop recently broke down due to some hardware problems related to the motherboard. To restore my working environment, I plugged out the SSD drive where the operating system is installed and ...
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Enabling clipboard history in windows 10

This question and my answer were originally posted on the Stack Exchange site, but when I asked the moderators to move it here, they closed it instead, so I've moved it myself as I believe my question ...
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My computer is likely blocking my access to an IP Address on my local network. What is the best way to troubleshoot the block?

On my Win10 computer, I have Windows Defender and MalwareBytes running. Also on my network, I have a raspberry pi running octopi for my 3d printer. I can interact with octopi through a webpage which ...
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Lost access to external SSD on Windows 11

I have an internal M2 SSD where Windows is preinstalled, Ubuntu 20.04 on a 1TB external SSD and then my files in a 500GB external SSD (both connected via USB 3.0 hub). The 500GB files SSD is in NTFS ...
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How do I create an archive with custom absolute paths?

I have a simple web app on Debian that I would like to distribute soon. For its update mechanism, I was hoping to take advantage of an archive's full path capability (such as RAR) by essentially ...
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Configure internet sharing dynamically from windows 11 to Ubuntu 22.04 on VM Workstation

I have the following scenario: I'm on a laptop that I normally use to go from meeting to meeting and in house... I normally use this laptop to present projects and developments. So as I go from here ...
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Windows 10 is not booting, tried every known trick but still BSOD and no boot. Triple boot installation (win 7, win 10, parrot os)

hope you all are doing very fine I'm having trouble with a Windows 10 installation, believe it or not I broke it trying to copy a ps2 game larger than 4gb to an ext2 formatted flash drive. Since I ...
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How can I lock a Google Chrome window so no new tabs open on that window [duplicate]

I am using office 365 for email and calendaring. When I open a link in my email tab, I want it to always open in another window. But I don't want this to happen on just any website. Is there a way ...
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.BAT command shell script requires keyboard Enter to resume when PC wakes

Windows 7, 10, 11. I run a .BAT stats collector command line script (as administrator) in a loop that does a variety of things including delaying for 30 seconds with ping -n 30 127.0.0.1 > DUMMY....
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How can firefox 100.0 block local drives?

How can Firefox block access to the entirety of the local storage, such as "file:///C:/" "file:///C:/Windows/" and so on ? Thanks in advance Edit : I'll reformulate : How can I ...
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Use ssh-keygen on windows machine and use it on linux machine

We have a scenario when we need to generate ssh key with ssh-keygen on a windows machine and copy it to linux instance: echo -e 'y\n' | ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /tmp/temp -N '' >/dev/null 2>&1 ...
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View ICMP settings with Command Window (CMD)

Short question: Is there a simple 1-line command in CMD, executed locally by a user on the host, which tells whether ICMP is allowed or blocked? Background: Some computers in the network are reachable ...
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Ok, so the option to turn on or turn off blutooth is not shown [closed]

It does not work and I am very annoyed by this. Please help.
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External Harddrive: Compatible Partitions types

I have an external harddrive, which has a partition of NTFS and 300 GB of unallocated space. Is it possible to use that unallocated space to create a paartition on Macos? The disk utility doesn't let ...
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What exactly is MediaCreationTool doing when it's "Getting a few things ready"?

Every time I run this tool from Microsoft to create a Windows installation media/ISO, it says for quite a long time before it actually starts: Getting a few things ready What exactly is it doing at ...
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Getting Community Docker to Switch to Linux Containers in Windows (without relying on Docker Desktop.)

I have a very specific Docker/Windows question with very specific constraints. I hope I can find a conclusive answer ("no, it cannot be done", or "it can be done with these reproducible ...
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Recover a windows partition on external samsung hard drive [closed]

I have Samsung M3 external drive with contains some vital data. Windows 10 is showing the drive in device manager. The drive is not displayed in explorer. I've used the software Bootice to look at the ...
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Move and rename files with the same name from subfolders into parent folder [closed]

I have a bunch of folders each containing a file with the same name. I need a way to move them all to their parent folder and rename them so that they can be in the same folder. I tried this answer ...
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vcpkg error : How would I fix Build error?

Hey I am running into an issue with a vcpkg install. I am running windows and using vcpkg to install ogre. the issue I am running into is jasper install. Though I am not sure where to begin. Any help? ...
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Which software can help me run remote WINDOWS machine without opening command prompt on the remote machine [closed]

So I am looking for a TeamViewer like software which allows me to run commands on the remote machine without needing to start command prompt on the remote machine. This is just a silly example and not ...
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