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Creating NTFS symbolic links on an offline windows drive in Linux

So I want to free up space on the system drive by moving all the program files and several other space consuming folders from an already allocated hard disk who's partititions cannot be changed at the ...
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Windows 10 MemoryDiagnostics result

my computer got a bluescreeen (KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED), so i started the memory diagnostic tool. I cant get it what this result means. Is the test passed without errors/problems or are they ...
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Navigate Open/Save As dialog with keyboard

I was wondering if someone knows some tricks for navigating Open and Save As dialogues with the keyboard in Windows 10. I know some general shortcuts. However, when I try to navigate these dialogues ...
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Ubuntu on VirtualBOX: rcu_sched self-detected stall on cpu

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on Virtual Box. Host machine is windows 10. It is Dell G3 15 machine. Now when I leave the system idle for 15-20 minutes, I see following message on VirtualBox Ubuntu “echo O ...
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What could be the possible reason for Windows removing Password protection for zipped folders?

I remember in Windows XP, you could set a password to a zipped compressed folder. But in newer Windows OS, the option is not available. Is there any reference which tells why would they remove this ...
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Can't run VBS files in Command prompt

In a beginner coding course that wants us to use command prompt to execute various types of files we created in notepad. I have run JavaScript and Python files, but whenever I try to run a VBS file I ...
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How to separate folder full of files by data before and after a specific line? [closed]

I have a folder full of text files in Windows. I'd like to separate every file in the folder into two parts, the first part containing all text in the file up to, and including line 9 of the file, and ...
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What keyboard shortcuts can I use in MS Office 2010?

I work using MS Office 2010, and I want to try and minimize my time on finishing a project with the use of keyboard shortcuts. I already know how to use copy-pasting, so everything else that are ...
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How do I reset “bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path … ” when not being able to boot windows?

I am using a dual boot system - Windows 10 & Ubuntu 20.04. After a Windows update I was no longer able to boot Ubuntu. Grub was not showing up, there was just a blinking white cursor on the screen....
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Running 32-bit Windows application on 64 bit Windows [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to run a 32-bit Windows application on 64-bit? I tried something with CorFlags but I couldn't get it to work. Can anyone explain how to do it?
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Can't boot from any device: Missing \Boot\BCD

With my relatively new PC (a few months) I suddenly can't boot in Windows anymore after a Windows update. I get the follow error: 0xc0000225: The Boot Configuration Data for your PC is missing or ...
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How do I change directory to a path containing spaces in cmder on Windows 10?

I am working with both Docker Quickstart Terminal (Bash) and Cmder on Windows10. On Bash, to change directory to a path where some folder contains spaces, I usually do: cd "D:\my files\etc\etc&...
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Windows HardDisk Activity

System 4 PID continuously reads from and writes to my disk. I can't disable it. Disabled Windows Update, Windows Antivirus, Windows Search.
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How does Windows decide what the “best drivers” are?

What criteria does Windows evaluate in deciding what it believes are the "best" drivers for a device? When pointing Windows 10 to a folder with three driver versions (for an Intel Z390 SATA ...
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control panel resets automatically

I guarantee you haven't heard of this question before. When I drag a window to the top of the screen Windows10 displays the "maximize" window animation in anticipation of automatically ...
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Desperately need help - Mouse freezes pc ports

Need Help Urgently So after nearly 10 different sites, and multiple threads, this issue has gone unresolved Recently my mouse (Logitech G300s) will lock up all my pc ports (as in nothing will work in ...
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What does the warning sign over battery icon represent?

The battery icon on my laptop has a warning sign when plugged in: to a laptop dock via a USB C cable. When I click on the icon, I get this popup. Just a warning icon and no further information. ...
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Disable Windows 10 Update End of Service Spam notification?

I've been trying to disable windows 10 updates through traditional means by creating registry entries and editing gpolicy but to no avail. I restart yet I keep getting this end of service update ...
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Windows cmd dir hogging CPU

I have a couple of these "Windows command Processor" (cmd) running a dir command and taking 10-15% CPU constantly, heating everything up and well hogging CPU. I also see findstr running ...
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Windows (10 and Server 2019): Why suddenly Search Active Directory button is greyed out (disabled)?

I do not understand this unexpected behavior: I'm making some experiments with VMWare Workstation 16 Pro and few virtual machines with Windows 10 Pro (20H2) and Windows Server 2019 Standard. I put ...
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running CLion on windows on different user

I updated CLion under a different user on Windows 10 and now I can't start it because it gets an error: It doesn't even start when I "Run as administrator", which is strange, because I am ...
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Request not supported error while doing spawn SSH in TCL 8.5 in Windows

I have installed TCL 8.5 32 bit in a Windows machine. And installed Expect package separately as expect package is not a part of TCL 8.5 version. I am able to import Expect package, being in a ...
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Switch all windows between 2 monitors

I use 2 monitors (with same resolution) and sometimes I want to change the position of all windows to the other monitor, so that everything which is displayed on the left monitor will be afterwards on ...
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Copy first n hex of a file

You can output the first n hex bytes of a file in Linux with xdd (xdd -ps, etc) How would one do this on Windows, though? Is there a way?
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Integrated webcam suddenly stopped working

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T580 whose integrated webcam suddenly stopped working, i.e. this image pops up whenever I try to use it in any application (like Camera, Skype, Zoom etc.). Also the green LED ...
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This PATH Variable is apparently invalid, not sure how to remedy it

In the process of fixing my Java PATH variables for development, I was recommended this Windows app called Rapid Environment Editor, which seems to be pretty dope indeed. I was able to fix my invalid ...
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Reload Windows wallpaper after connection loss

Our Windows domain provides a wallpaper image via group policy. The image file is accessible through a network path. If there is no network connection during client computer boot, the wallpaper will ...
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How to see emojis from Unicode 11.0 and above?

Ok so basically one of the games I play has a lot of Unicode emojis (Minecraft). So I went to https://emojiguide.org/ to check which are not being displayed and turns out that my computer only shows ...
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Windows Boot Manager Disapears after booting any Live Linux Distro?

Anytime I plug in a USB to my computer and I boot it, I have to completely reinstall windows to even be able to get into it just after booting a USB. I don't even have to do anything in the Live ...
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Force windows to reconnect to WLAN

Not sure if this is really a problem of Windows or more some kind of timeout issue. I have a router where my laptop connects to via WLAN which is on the base floor. Now when I go up to the second ...
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How do I use Hirens to recover my files?

I dual booted kali with Windows 10, but when I reboot my computer or try to disable secure startup (to exit kali OS), it says that there's no bootable devices found, even though I am absolutely ...
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Missing Mail Merge connection features in one computer that exist in other computer with the same version of Office

Working in 2 computers in the same version of Office, I realized that the way to connect to an access database from MS Word, for doing what I wanted to do, was using DDE connection. In one computer I ...
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Is there a way to restore files that have been deleted with an OS?

I dual booted kali with Windows 10, but when I reboot my computer or try to disable secure startup (to exit kali OS), it says that there's no bootable devices found, even though I am absolutely ...
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Unable to install anything on Windows 10

I've recently reinstalled Windows 10 from scratch on an empty drive and proceeded to install some software when this error stopped me: "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. ...
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USB Port does not work when all other ports are populated

I have 4 USB 3 ports in the back of my ASUS z170 motherboard. When I connect devices to all of them one of them stops working. I have changed the power settings in the control panel and disabled the ...
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MacOS - How to switch between windows, irrespective of the app?

I wish to switch between windows the way I used to do it on MicroSoft Windows. On Windows 10 for instance, the OS doesn't care what app my screen is currently focused on. If I have two Firefox windows,...
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Color batch error output in different color

Is it possible to run a command, for example xcopy and have it's standard output and error output in different colors? I'd prefer using just what comes with Windows 10 without extra downloads. cmd or ...
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How to lock remote windows (7 and 10) computers

I'm trying to lock all computers in my house - I checked the psshutdown option with the -l flag, but although the shutdown is working, the lock isn't working at all - it's writing that the machine is ...
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Always see the title of a Chrome tab on Windows

I have an app that displays really useful information in the tab title and I'd really love to be able to see this always. If I have too many tabs open or I pin it, the title shrinks and I can't read ...
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Does windows digital entitlement do anything more than activate your copy of windows?

So I understand the basics of how windows digital entitlement works, your hardware fingerprint is sent to windows activation servers and if it matches a machine that’s already activated windows once ...
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File not found when attempting to run a scheduled task in windows 10

I am attempting to write a powershell script that schedules another powershell script. Here is the code that I currently have: $Action = New-ScheduledTaskAction -Execute 'pwsh.exe' -Argument '-...
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Windows 10 Task suspension

Lets get this out of the way before all the microsoft worshippers suggest the same crap. It is NOT another process causing this. I have tested on Windows Server 2019, windows 10 enterprise, windows 10 ...
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Change Surface Dial Mode by using a Hotkey

I currently have an Surface Dial for drawing. This works very well, except that the changing of the selected mode can be very clunky in regards to having to press the dial, wait for a second, select, ...
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Windows 10 priotize program in bandwidth usage over windows updates

there are many questions on different forums asking whether one could turn off automatic Windows updates etc. But I want my Windows to automatically download Updates etc. What I don't want is these ...
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Which VM hypervisor-host-guest configuration is the most stable and fast?

I want to split my dev work (on Linux) and other things (games and university on Windows) to two machines. How well does which combination of hypervisor-host-guest work? I am looking at Windows 10 ...
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Setup a network file share in windows 10, works great on iPad, but Chrome OS

That explains it all. The way I shared is by right-clicking a folder, clicking Give access to, and give R/W permission to Everyone. It works on my iPad's built in tool in the files app, but using the ...
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Is there any way to fix incorrect file size?

I have two files that both the Windows operating system and Linux report as >700GB, when in fact my disk size is only 500GB, making it impossible for me to move it somewhere else. They were backed ...
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Drawing tablet not working in Aseprite

I'm using my Chromebook as a drawing tablet through a program I wrote for using touch input devices as drawing tablets. Here's a link to the source code and the release of the program. I'm using ...
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Archive a directory to stdout with encrypting file names from Windows command line

I have a 1 TB directory that needs to be uploaded as a single encrypted file. There is no free space on a disk. I already have an app to upload a file from stdin but I don't know how to create the ...
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Windows Explorer Folder View Settings - TopViews

I would like to customize the folder views on my Windows machine. I found the below registry keys, and I've set their LogicalViewMode value to details, their columnlists, etc. I had to use psexec ...