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Windows 10 Store broken: You'll need the internet for this

Tried all suggestions searched online, e.g. disable proxy, reset app store app, enable/disable IP V6, run a mysterious Power Shell script etc. None of them worked. Please share some ideas. Update ...
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Looking for latest Blake2 b2sum.exe for Windows

I downloaded the b2sum file from blake2.net but it's from 2013 and doesn't seem to support the "compare" -c option. Several online references show several options which I cannot access with the ...
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The quality of the connection to remote computer is poor

I have 200mbps internet connection in my home, I get around 95mbps up and down(due to router bottle neck). I feel 100mbps is fairly good enough for remote connection. There is always minor lags in any ...
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how can I run my exe files using batch script depending upon the edition of windows [duplicate]

I have list of few exe files that works according to windows edition for ex. there are different files for windows 10 pro , windows 10 home , windows 7 professional ,windows 7 enterprises and so on ....
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Can a Windows 10 user be prevented from opening executables on a whole partition?

Is there a way to prevent a Windows 10 user (or the whole system) from opening any executable files on a whole partition? (E.g. just on the D:\ drive including all sub-folders.) It would ...
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Windows 10, x64 Cannot change desktop icon text back from black to white

A while back I used the method to change the desktop icon font from white to black (using the orange, etc.) This worked. But now the black does not look good with my wallpaper. I want the font to ...
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CrystalDiskMark vs Windows File Copy Performance [duplicate]

I have an external SSD connected via USB 3.1 Gen 2. In CrystalDiskMark, I see over 900MB/s sequential right. When I copy a single larger file, performance is closer to 550MB/s. Why is Windows File ...
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Windows 10 Mount SMB Share without Credentials

I want to mount a share on Windows 10 Home PC. However, when I try to mount it, it says that I dont have permission to access the share. So I setup a VM (Ubuntu 20.04) and tried to mount it there. At ...
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Rebuild RST Fake RAID on dual boot system

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as a second OS on a computer which had Windows 7 already installed. The computer had an Intel RST FakeRAID level 5. After a good deal of messing around, I finally followed the ...
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How can I use “Edit environment variable” editor for editing system variables instead of “Edit System Variable” editor

Title said it all. I prefer to use "Edit environment variable" (fig 1), which can be seen when editing the path variable for your account, as you can see the entire view of paths. However, when ...
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BCD error and stuck on logo bootable usb windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 on my new ssd for my old laptop (i have 2 old laptop).The first one, it give BCD error. Using the same bootable usb, i tried on the second laptop (aspire 4752g), it ...
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Standby and zeroed memory not being utilized when needed, resulting in game crashing

I posted this question a few days ago about how I have high memory usage that isn't related to memory leak. Since then, I've installed Intelligent Standby List Clearer and run it on the background and ...
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how to make windows 10's explorer focus existing window when opening the same folder

There is a scenario: suppose I have two open explorer windows, window 1 showing the folder C:/data and window 2 showing the folder C:/. What I want is that when I double-click (open) the folder data ...
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How To VNC Into a Headless Windows 10 Machine

I want to connect to my headless work PC from my home PC. Before I made my work PC headless, I connected to my work PC (Windows 10 Enterprise) using my home PC (Windows 10 Home) via RDP, and that ...
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How can I fix the error “Access Denied” in WSL?

I am trying to set up Windows Subsystem for Linux on my Surface Laptop running Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.836). I am encountering an issue when attempting to create a user account. I have ...
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NVME M.2 SSD is not showing up when dualbooting linux

I have three drives in my Acer Predator Helios 300 (Predator PH315-52) Laptop, two M.2 SSDs and one SSHD. One of the M.2 SSDs has Windows on it, and the SSHD serves as my Game Storage. I have bought ...
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Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly

Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly so the user cannot choose which tab to open. Also have issues with Alt+Tab not working. The computer is a Lenovo T470 with windows 7. ...
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Unable to recover original user profile while using temporary profile user WIN10

I've win10 on my computer, before 1 month ago i've tried to install Android Studio, and i was unable to install the SDK because my username was in Hebrew. my friend modify my username to english and ...
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Command to make powershell console window hidden not working

I have a script that needs to run as administrator and hidden on my computer. I am able to initially call it as a hidden process but if the script fails or the code changes I will call it again: ...
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Batch search and copy multiple (movie) files to a single folder without overwriting files with the same name in the destination folder

I´m trying to create a batch file to separate movies from photos in a huge folder with subfolders. So I made this batch file to search movies formats in all subfoders after a given source and copy to ...
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know about machine number every time new windows is loaded [closed]

every time I load new os (windows) a program generates new machine number basically which have been like note ON THE SAME MACHINE macno. gno. computer_name. ...
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I have cells at the beginning of a spreadsheet that appear blank

I have a spreadsheet that was sent me that has blank columns on cols a-h. However these are not blank as towards the end of the spreadsheet formulas refer to these. How do I see the contents of cells ...
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Run multiple application instances from commandline with ascending parameter [closed]

I have an application that is run like MyApp.exe port 12345. I want to run up multiple instances with incrementing port values from some specified value. e.g. RunApps 12345 5 would do: MyApp.exe ...
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How to block network leaks during boot time on windows?

How to disable the network interface (or delay its activation) during windows boot? this is meant to avoid network leaks that can happen before a firewall application start to monitor the network at ...
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Cygwin terminal / shell session in mobaxterm

I have (64-bit) Cygwin install on my Windows machine; and I'm also using mobaxterm 12.4. How do I get my mobaxterm to... Start a Cygwin shell session? Or better yet Use Cygwin as the default when ...
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Unstable internet when Overwatch is running

When I run Overwatch on a Windows 10 build 19613 laptop with a Intel®️ Wireless-AC 9260 160MHz on the latest drivers from Intel (21.90.3.2) I get loads of packet loss, as can be seen in this image ...
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How to remove AccuWeather in Windows 10

This pop-up window starts to become more and more irritant and I never installed it. I went to Control Panel to uninstall it but could not see the AccuWeather application in the list. Could someone ...
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COM ports not refreshed after editing registry

I have a couple of FTDI devices that I need to change the COM port names of; following: https://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/AppNotes/AN_132_Re-Assigning_COM_Port_Numbers_Using_Registry.pdf ...
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SFTP-based client to auto-open files from different folder

I am working on a programming project that has multiple text-based files (.txt, .py, .sh, etc.). The files are stored on a remote server (specifically AWS EC2). I can access them with WinSCP via SFTP ...
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Could anti-cheat systems trigger false positives if I open my favorite games through Python using subprocess.Popen?

This may be hard to answer definitively. I feel like the answer is no, but I'm looking for people familiar with anti-cheat and/or operating systems in general to confirm or deny this. I know apps ...
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formatting an unallocated portion of a disk drive

When I cloned my c drive to my new seagate 4 TB drive, it only incluced 2048 MB. Now the rest of the drive is labelled "unallocated" and I can't do anything with it. If I format the disk, I can only ...
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Search all windows in a Notepad++ session

I've recently discovered and much more quickly became spoiled by a brand new chrome extension called "Search all tabs." Now whenever I work with any application that is heavy with tabs, all I want to ...
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I need to change the permission of a particular folder in windows

The folder reverts to read-only every time i change the permission. What i have tried already : 1.Changing the owner of the folder to current user with full control. 2.Changing the owner of the ...
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Double boot after AC power reset?

My computer has been doing this for so long I basically accepted it as normal: any time AC power is lost, intentionally or not, the PC takes 2 tries to boot. Never 3, always 2. So if I toggle the ...
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Windows 7 keeps changing a file association and I don't know how to stop it

I'm trying to help someone solve a file association problem on Windows 7. We live in different countries (USA, Canada) so I can't just go over to her home and sit down in front of the system, and ...
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Allow application to run only manually

Inside big application one service has unexpected behaviour causing issues. But sometimes I need it. If I just stop process - it will restart in a minute. I've found partly solution gpedit.msc > ...
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Windows 10 - how to change desktop icon for URL shortcut?

In Win7, one could give a desktop shortcut to a URL (website) any image one wanted, but that seems not to be the case in Win10. It forces the same image, in this instance the Firefox icon, for all URL ...
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How to resolve NFS Mount 'Error 1222' under Windows 10 Pro

I'm running the latest version of 64-bit Windows 10 Pro on my desktop box, which I'll call the Client box. I have another box running the same OS (the Server box) which I use to share six full HDs ...
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How to Speed up Chrome Tab Hover Animation

The tab previews on chrome currently take ~3 seconds to load, and I want to speed up the animation so it is instant or near-instant. I found this related post that explains how to remove the previews,...
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SSLKEYLOGFILE for Bluestacks

Is there any way to make bluestacks.exe generate a file that can be used for by Wireshark to decrypt the data coming through TLS 1.2V requests from a specific server?
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How to lock network folder names at one level but allow changes below

Our company has a NAS that everyone accesses and one of the directories keeps getting folders accidentally renamed. I want to lock the names for these folders so they can not be renamed, but I ...
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Search for special characters like a heart shape windows 10 [closed]

Windows 10. How can I search for a heart shape or other special character in file names so I can eliminate the characters? Also, is there a generic search term I can use to find all filenames with ...
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Shift-arrow keys send ABCD in Git Bash on Windows 10

Yeah, so my git bash isn't working. It's probably some setting I tampered with and I don't remember what it is, and I don't know why Shift-left and Shift-right arrow don't select text but send D and C ...
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Calling GetKeyboardLayout before making a request to change keyboard layout doesn't work

I'm trying to conditionally set a keyboard layout on all opened windows in the following way: Calling getKeyboardLayout, and determining what's the current language (English or Russian). Calling ...
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switch from portrait to landscape using keystroke combination?

I work with Windows 10 and 2 monitors. I am looking for a tool with which I can quickly change/switch the position (portrait / landscape) per monitor, using a keystroke combination. Does anyone know ...
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Disable IPv6 using CMD or Powershell on Windows 7

I'm trying to disable IPv6 connectivity on Windows using either command line or WMI api without restarting the computer (I know about adding an entry into Windows registry, but this requires rebooting ...
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Problems with psexec accepteula when using psingfo

I made my first script which can get and show the running time of a PC in our network. first it copies the pstools folder to the pc i would like to check. It goes to pstools folder on my PC so i can ...
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ASP .NET Core remote directory access over VPN

I've got an ASP.NET Core web app installed on a server, and for some actions it needs to access files that are in a remote directory, on a machine that connects to the network over a VPN. Originally ...
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Cannot install windows 10 pro on a hard drive with bootable media

I have a old dell tower PC with a 2TB hard drive. It is currently running windows 10 home. I want to install windows 10 pro on an external Samsung 160GB HDD. This did not work, so I disconnected the ...
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Random “No Internet” when connected to a working router

I sometimes get "No Internet" while being connected to my home router with full signal, but other devices connected to it have no Internet access issues (2 phones and 1 more laptop). I'm using Huawei ...