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How does one search for an exact phrase in Microsoft OneNote

Is it possible to search for an exact phrase in Microsoft OneNote in Windows? E.g., "The Fast and the Furious"
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It it possible to have every app have a different IP address

I'm on Windows 10 22H2 and I want a different VPN (or proxy?) for every program on my computer, I've seen ForceBindIP mentioned, is that a viable solution? I would want this to be scalable, so 10-15 ...
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How to integrate Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables and DirectX into the Windows image by using the Windows ADK?

I'am about to build my own Windows 10 imgage. What I've done so far: I use the following directories: D:\Windows\drivers folder with drivers for my system D:\Windows\extracted folder with the ...
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Is there any way to make a .bat file type in a document such as word or notepad it opened?

Is it possible to make a .bat file type in a notepad instance that it opened itself? like for example if you made it open note pad by Start notepad.exe then make it type in said notepad?
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Does Windows have something like journald on Linux?

I have a Windows 10 installed as main OS on a machine. When I installed it fresh it would boot in like 5 seconds, but as time passed and new updates got installed, the boot times became slower and ...
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Stuck in a quit or buy Adobe Reader loop

It's very literally a new e-mail account and even a new user on the computer, but am stuck in a loop with Adobe Reader: with the options being to quit, buy or start a trial. I've not used Adobe ...
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Disallow formatting a USB drive encrypted with BitLocker To Go

I recently encountered an issue with Microsoft BitLocker To Go and seek assistance finding a solution. I discovered that there is nothing preventing a USB drive, encrypted with BitLocker To Go, from ...
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Windows 11 - You do not have permission to access <machine name> \\<machine name>\share works perfectly well

On one windows 11 (22H2) pc (serverpc), that I support, when trying to access \clientpc1 You do not have permission to access clientpc1 is displayed. The target machine is running windows 10 with ...
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Why does my E: drive need restore points?

My Windows 10 PC has a 2TB E: drive for storing pictures and videos. The System Volume Information directory on that drive always contains a file of around 200-250GB, with a recent timestamp - not ...
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Fetch the first directory name from the specified path using windows batch script

I want to fetch the first directory name from the specified path using windows batch script. As I am new to this scripting. Suppose I have a folder C:\Test\ and this folder contains the folders as ...
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Highlighting a cell when it matches 2 prior cells

I am trying to get a 3rd cell to change colors if this cell and the 2 prior cells have the same response in it. For example if S133, U133 and W133 all have an N in them, I would like for the 3rd N ...
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Very slow shutdown on Windows 11

I have been having a nasty problem on my Windows 11 for a few weeks. Where Windows will take over 7 minutes to shutdown. I have an NVMe drive for Windows, and it boots to a fully functional windows in ...
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Windows 10 - unable to click on anything (desktop, taskbar, etc.) - but explorer.exe is not frozen

This seems to happen intermittently. I'm not longer to able to click on the taskbar or running programs like Chrome. They respond to keyboard commands and shortcuts (windows key etc) but mouse ...
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command line to have windows explorer open folder in existing instance of explorer

I frequently use explorer . from a command line to open windows explorer in the current directory. It would be nice to be able to do this as a new tab in a previously open instance of explorer ...
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How to disable "Change Pincode" message in Windows login screen?

I'm using the Windows PIN code to login to my account. But, every time when I enter the PIN code incorrectly several times, it asks me to change my PIN code. But this process is getting annoying as I ...
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How Do I Remove Malware From Windows 11 [duplicate]

From last 2 weeks I realized that my pc has a malware. i scan with software but didn't remove yet. please give me the best solution for it.
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Windows 11 22H2 Very Slow Access to Disk Subsystem

Running Windows 11 22H2 with three M.2 disks and two SATA drives, X670 motherboard and Ryzen 9 7900X. All of a sudden about two months ago any disk access resulting in enumerating disks (navigating to ...
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Connect one PC to separated networks with the same subnet mask

I need to connect one PC with two network interfaces, Windows 10, to two separated LANs, that share the same subnet mask (and same IP addresses): The purpose is have a bidirectional connection (TCP, ...
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Computer connecting to wrong Google wifi router

I have Google Wifi with 2 routers. My work computer is right next my personal computer. My work computer shows me: netsh wlan show interfaces There is 1 interface on the system: Name ...
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SFTP Connection - Username and password request

I have created a working script that I need to modify. The script is very simple. cd\d path echo put *.pdf | sftp user@ip_address. del *.pdf I'd like to find a way to do not write down the user inside ...
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Is it possible to run CrystalDiskInfo from the command line/powershell?

I want to be able to run CrystalDiskInfo from the cmd to save and analyze the data. I want to do it in a way where I can automatically run CrystalDiskInfo on a remote device and send commands based on ...
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What's the difference between a directory symlink and a file symlink on Windows?

Why does mklink have a /d flag? Why aren't all symlinks identical in how they work. Aren't directories just files anyway?
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Why does Explorer keep SMB connections open, even If I specifically tell it to close it? [duplicate]

I have two Servers, Server A and Server B. I connected from Server A to Server B through explorer via UNC like so \\ServerB\d$ and was prompted for a Username & Password. I entered my credentials ...
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How can I create a more-convenient hotkey for the Windows voice-typing feature?

I am trying to make heavy use of Windows' voice-to-type feature and find the Win + H hotkey to be less-than-ideal, because it isn't quick/easy to press with only my left hand when I have my right hand ...
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Windows setup won't install RAID (!_?) driver

I'm attempting to re-install windows 10, but setup refuses to install the RAID. AHCI driver. I'm using the exact image I used before. I install from a partition on an SSD which is in the bootloader ...
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How to make local application accessible for other pc in my local network

I would like to host an application from a local Windows pc, for my local network I have an ASP.NET Core application (running in debug mode) on Windows pc A (192.168.1.10) on port 5001 There is ...
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SFTP to transfer file

I have created a bat file to transfer files from a pc to server Everything works fine when a enter command manually but I doo not know how to convert in a script as it will stop after enter password ...
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How to omit named files from created file list in batch

When stored in the same directory the .bat file below creates a text file list of all files in the directory. This works fine except it also lists the .bat file itself, and the created List.txt file. ...
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How to enable full touch keyboard layout on Windows 10 touch screen machine?

I'm working on updating WIM image for touch screen terminals and requirement came to show touch keyboard in full mode out of the box. Below is a default image I'm looking for the setting to display ...
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A black hole in windows 10 applications when second monitor connected

When having connected to second monitor with my laptop HP 255 G7 and Windows 10 I have sometimes a glitch, where sometimes in different applications I have a hole. It's like a hole because I can there ...
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Renaming multiple files in the command line

I have multiple files with names x_beta_5.txt x_beta_20.txt x_beta_300.txt and the list goes one how can the name of these files can be changed to x_5.txt x_20.txt x_300.txt I have tried using the ...
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Automatically reboot Windows if USB storage/drive is inaccessible?

I have a media server (Windows 10) located in a very inconvenient part of my house. Occasionally, the electricity went out and everything automatically switched to battery backup. The issue is the ...
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Make Windows Detect a Hard Drive in a Similar Way as Linux Does

Is there anyway to make Windows detect a hard drive in the same or similar fashion as Linux does: Do not mount file systems automatically. Windows can take forever to recognize a failing drive due it ...
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Open a new NeoVim window using Windows terminal

I am currently using NeoVim by running it from the Windows terminal (Windows 10), using the nvim command. For the moment, if I type Neovim in the Windows search bar and open the app, it opens in the ...
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How to set up win machine with UI on remote? [closed]

I don't have experience related to the cloud machine setup, however, I would appriciate any suggestion for this. I tried to check GCP, but there is no way to set up the win machine with UI (but only ...
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WSL 2 NAT issue preventing reverse shell on TryHackMe

I installed Ubuntu in WSL 2 on Windows 11. However, my WSL 2 instance is behind NAT, which is causing some problems. For example, I am unable to get a reverse shell on TryHackMe because my WSL 2 ...
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Securing Windows Authentication on IIS

I have an internal system that verifies users automatically using their Windows credentials and then using LDAP to verify against the Active Directory In IIS, I allowed "Windows Authentication&...
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I have damaged my boot drive and lost my system & recovery partitions. And yet, I can still boot

Tonight I made an effort to make my C drive dynamic, which - in hindsight - was ill-advised. I then used EaseUs to move my dynamic drive back into basic. It restarted my PC and performed its boot, and ...
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Copying data locally in Windows: rsync seems like a better solution, but how to run it?

I find myself needing to copy lots of data in Windows from an external hard drive to my local drive, but after instructing the File Explorer to do it via DragNDrop, it seems it's going to take a ...
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ssh-keygen keys not usable with PuTTY

On a Windows 10 system, I have a keypair that I have generated by running ssh-keygen (from a native-Windows install of OpenSSH_for_Windows_8.1p1, LibreSSL 3.0.2) and interactively filling in the ...
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Why does regedit.exe have HKCU permission for importing but reg.exe does not?

I have a .reg file with current user values. If I use reg.exe in a bat file to import it says: ERROR: Error accessing the registry. If I use regedit.exe there are no issues. For regedit.exe I use: ...
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How to record Cold boot with windows performance recorder?

I'm facing an issue with windows 11 starting twice. First the manufacturer logo appears and then it goes back starts again but this time successfully boots in to windows after the logo. This only ...
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How do I kill a critical process in Windows without it BSODing or just restarting [closed]

So, for fun i just decided to kill some process like lsass.exe without it just restarting the system in one minute. But, when I do so, it will just restart the system. Or, even better, I want to ...
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Security implications of a network location vs a network drive

I generally distrust my Windows (Win10) system a little bit less. But I would still like to have convenient access to my NAS network shares. Solely from a security standpoint, what are the security ...
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Internally mark VHD file as read only so that it will never be mounted with write permissions

I am distributing some VHD files that I would like the receiver to be able to mount and view the contents of, however I would like the checksum of the VHD file to remain the same after the receiver ...
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router software for vpn in windows [closed]

My company has a very stubborn IT department. They don't want to make any changes to an old vpn we have and they ONLY support windows. I've tried a lot but apparently the protocols used are deprecated ...
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Wireguard tunnel doesn't connect to the internet

I have dual booted my HP OMEN laptop using 2 separate M.2 SSDs, I was on windows and using Wireguard (Tunnel ABC) and left it running and went off to sleep then it shutdown by itself due to low ...
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File permissions issue for files downloaded from internet / synchronized by OneDrive

I am trying to backup several different Windows computers to a single Windows computer by sharing the drives of the target computers and accessing them from the backup computer. But I am running into ...
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VMWare debug beeping from guest to host broken?

I'm on a Windows 10 as hypervisor running VMWare Workstation Player 16, having a guest OS running Ubuntu 22.04 with the xubuntu-desktop package installed, and sound is working fine, running audio/...
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Random unicode characters while typing normally in Windows 10

Sometimes when I'm typing in Windows I get some unicode-variant of the character I was trying to type. for example: ŕ instead of r ś instead of s ḳ instead of k etc. Things I've already tried: Try ...
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