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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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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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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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In windows 11 how do I stop programs from hiding the task bar

Programs are not in full screen, and after a reboot issue is fixed, but then it does it again where Chrome is normally the fist covers the taskbar, how can I fix this?
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HTML file on Windows desktop

I no longer have a Windows machine to work with. If I make an HTML file containing links a friend wants, and he puts it on his Windows 10 desktop, what I think should happen is the same thing that ...
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Robocopy destination folder not specified

I want to make a backup copy of an entire drive to a folder in an external drive but robocopy doesn't "see" the specified destination folder. The idea is to update all the files and add the ...
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Visual Studio on M1 Macbook using Parallels

My Intel Macbook broke. I was using BootCamp to run Windows and create Windows Forms Applications (so with .Net Framework) using Microsoft Visual Studio. I wanted to buy the new M1 Macbook Air but I ...
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Network share access denied after STIG/CIS hardening in windows

I have one windows server from where I was running robocopy and it was working. The source was a network share from where I was copying some files to this windows server. After implementing CIS/STIG ...
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initiate a restore point on windows boot

i have a situation involving a few dozen PCs that all came to the conclusion its great time to stop in the "Advanced startup" menu. and wait for a keystroke. basically <right key>, <...
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Changed MBR and now Boot device not found?

In the process of installing windows 11 on my HP laptop, I was asked to change MBR to GPT on my laptop. I put in mbr2gpt/convert in the command prompt and since then every time I start my laptop it ...
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I unhid the Administrator account on Windows 10. How do I re-disable it?

I unhid the administrator account on Windows 10 using the following commands, by booting into a recovery flash drive and using CTRL+F10. reg load HKLM\TEMP c:\windows\system32\config\sam for /f "...
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Folder icon, desktop.ini and file attributes

When we set custom icons for folders, a desktop.ini file will be generated in it with the following structure: [.ShellClassInfo] IconResource=${path to the icon file},0 [ViewState] Mode= Vid= ...
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Update / Reboot status monitor

I am periodically surprised on my servers when they reboot on their own schedule. We do a manual reboot weekly but sometimes the automatic reboot also happens and it is disruptive. MS allows me to ...
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Increase storage size of a VM inside VMWare Workstation [duplicate]

I have a windows 10 running on VM. I started with 50 GB. It too small for me now. I want to increase to 150 GB. I power off and expand in the VM settings to 150 GB already as you can see. I restart ...
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Rufus bricked my USB

About 2 days ago, I bought a 64 GB USB drive, and I wanted to try "Rectify11" so I downloaded the iso and opened Rufus, and selected the 64 GB USB drive, and 1 minute in, Rufus showed me an ...
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Prompted when attempting to move a file in Windows Explorer

When I attempt to move file in Windows Explorer, I'm prompted to confirm the action. This occurs with: drag and drop (when the mouse button is released) cut and paste (on CTRL + V) files dragged from ...
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How can the cartoon added to taskbar search in recent Windows 10 update be removed? [duplicate]

In the last few days an update to Windows 10 has altered the search box in the taskbar to add a daily cartoon to the search box, like this: I find this intrusion of a irrelevant, space wasting, ...
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Generate txt report of files copied between two folders

I have a script that copies audio files from one folder to another. Script: $tot = 0 $files = 'C:\Users\CMG\Desktop\List.txt' $location = 'C:\Users\CMG\Desktop\Select Dance\' $destination = 'C:\Users\...
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Windows 10 clone fails to boot from 2.5” SSD USB 3.0 Enclosure (USB to ATA/ATAPI Bridge)

Prerequisite Description Computer used: UEFI-only laptop with Startup Manager (boot volume can be selected on boot) Clone source: Laptop's internal NVMe AHCI SSD (soldered to motherboard), 500 GB ...
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how to install windows 10 on hundreds of computer efficiently

In about 5 days time i will be assembling and installing software on about 150 independent and identical computers. I am thinking of a way to efficiently install the software on each computers. The ...
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Open all again after restarting the pc on Windows

I've been using windows desktops a lot to divide my work/leisure sections (windows+tab). However, when I restart the pc, everything closes. Would there be a way or some program to open everything ...
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Can you run an exe file made with linux on windows

I compiled a c file on my linux machine and named it test.exe, is it possible to run that file on windows?
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Adding AD group to another AD group powershell script

When a server gets created an AD group gets created that has the server name in it (xxxServerNamexxx). I have a pre-written script to install IIS locally on the server. At the end of the install I ...
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How to see the commands that are executed by a silent cmd.exe

The cmd.exe process is taking up resources on a server, I would like to see what it is running. How can I do it? Task Manager
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How delete windows logs with powershell & cmd command in period of time [closed]

I am curious that how can can i delete windows logs with PowerShell & cmd command in period of time? Period of time mean only delete specific logs related to last two month. Please show all ...
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How to have a FOR Loop in CMD return only the child items

I'm trying to create a FOR Loop that will TAKEOWN only the child items of a folder (folders and files) and not the parent folder. Here's what I have so far, which will work but I don't want to take ...
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A cross-platform way to share a USB device over a network?

Our local Hackerspace has this obscure 3D printer that only has Windows drivers. We'd like to avoid running a Windows computer 24 hours a day, but having it plugged in to a Raspberry Pi would be OK. ...
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what does "ctrl + f6" do in chrome?

of course I checked the google support page first https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/157179 and it is specified as "Skip to web contents" what does this exactly do while browsing? ...
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Internet access via shared connection (Windows)

I have a Windows 11 PC sharing its (wireless LAN) Internet connection via an Ethernet adapter (192.168.137.1/24): Wireless LAN adapter WLAN: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : router.local ...
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On Windows 10/11, change system settings via command line (either PowerShell or CMD) without opening Settings

Title is pretty straightforward, but some background to help elaborate; I'm attempting to, in Godot Engine, create a "desktop environment" of sorts for Windows -- think the ages of Microsoft ...
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Why is Chrome connecting to wpad:80 and why is the connection hanging so long?

I am using Socks5 using with proxifire v3.21 When I open Chrome, there are some wpad connections in proxifire with connecting status like below : What are these connections? They cause one minute ...
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Possibly faulty ram slot

I recently bought an extra 8 gigs of RAM for my laptop (HP Pavilion Gaming - 15-ec0013dx). After installing it the computer recognizes the RAM, but will not apply it as usable. Some of the stuff I've ...
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