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Give different path addresses to same storage location

Is it possible to give different addresses to same storage location in Windows. For example address "C:\Dir1" and "D:\Dir2" access the same storage location, let say I have an ...
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Chain Powershell commands in batch file? (Windows)

I am running Powershell commands in a batch file to replace text. This works, but it runs an instance of Powershell every time it replaces something: :: Replace foo1 with bar1 start /wait /min ...
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How do I get font name that is in use from command line?

I'm aware that Properties window gives the font name that is in use. Is there a way to get that info from command line?
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Properties in windows event ID 41

I want to understand the significance of the values for each property in Windows event Log ID 41. Windows System event ID 41 from source Kernel-Power has the following properties - EventData ...
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How to extend Laptop screen with a monitor?

I am using a laptop and I tried to extend laptop screen with a monitor using HDMI cable. However, when I extend the monitor via Display Settings, the mouse can only be active one of the screen; laptop ...
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Windows 10 blue screen won't boot, won't go into BIOS either

Hi some one please help me, I have a dell vostro 14 5459 windows laptop and it crashed now I can't get in to the bios it doesn't boot it goes to repair/restore window and sometimes to a blues screen ...
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Does formatting with FAT on Windows 10 send TRIM to the SSD?

Sources seem hard to come by regarding Windows' behavior regarding TRIM and formatting. This now removed blog entry on msdn.com states that since Windows 7, TRIM is sent to the SSD when formatting to ...
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Why does opening an admin command prompt from an unelevated command prompt not allow output redirection of the command prompt itself?

If you copy cmd.exe and set it to open as administrator and rename it to admin.exe and then do admin > file.txt, it does not redirect the stdout of the command prompt itself, but it works if you ...
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Server has Half GBIT when it's the IPERF server including Client except when Client is IPERF server

First of all: NO, it isn't any of the cables, switch or network cards of my two systems. Everything in this setup is 1GBIT and it used to work. And no it isn't the speed of my storage. My Server which ...
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Ethernet stops working randomly until I restart the device

I'm experiencing a really frustrating issue on my Windows 10 PC. I lose internet access randomly during the day on my wired connection (Wi-Fi works just fine). When this happens, the internet icon in ...
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Finding application related dll file

I am new in dll files, excuse please my errors if there are any. I have an old application that I need to edit a dll file to update some functionality. Yet, when I am looking for dependencies of the ...
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How to know which Network Adapter is which Physical Port?

I have a Windows Server Core Server 2019 with 9 Network Adapters, split into 3 network cards: [hypervisor05]: PS C:\Users\administrator\Documents> get-netadapter -physical | ft Name ...
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Why, when I boot, does my screen sometimes flicker for a moment the motherboard display, then the screen goes blank

I have made a previous question here: Why am I getting an “input not found error” on every display I attempt to plug-in to my PC? I have successfully managed to make the PC communicate with the ...
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Why windows executables show incorrect compiler timestamps?

I have observed that windows executable files show incorrect timestamps when I view them in PE studio. For example this Notepad.exe file shows a compiler timestamp of 0x86FCBD69 (Mon Oct 07 03:45:05 ...
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Possible to either pass GPU to VM or seamlessly switch between multiboot OSes?

After using a Windows 10 PC for University, work, gaming and development (as a hobby), I want to separate them to a Linux machine for development and Windows for everything else. Now, dual-boot can ...
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Can the speed be configured to be over 20 in SmartNAV settings?

Can the horizontal and vertical speeds be configured to be over 20 in SmartNAV settings? (20 isn't fast enough on my computer)
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Windows 10 usb boot installation unexpected error encountered

I'm trying to install Windows 10 using pendrive. I have windows 10 iso file already downloaded and made the pendrive bootable. When I'm in boot mode in windows setup after i choose custom installation ...
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Some questions about HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts

As the title says, I will ask some questions about it. So here are my questions:- Why does a <file extension>\UserChooce come here sometimes? Why am I unable to change the default program of ...
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How is it possible that a single 1.6 GB cumulative update file get PC or server fully patched?

Our servers do not have access to the internet so we manually download CU files and install them. Everyone keeps telling me all I need is the the latest CU file to get my PC or server up to date. in ...
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Windows 10 massive performance drop after copying files- why?

In preparation for getting a new PC, I copied all my important files from my current PC's hard drive to a USB-connected hard drive. I let this process run overnight, and about an hour after it ...
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How do I replace the fan of a dell latitude d630?

I am having a hard time replacing the fan on the laptop model above. I don't want to pry and rip the fan.
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Metro boot locked me out of windows due to loop

I managed to successfully dual boot Manjaro and Windows 10, from Windows, using a program called easyBCD. It was all working normally, but there was 1 little issue I found, which was that you had to ...
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Firefox is dropping packets when downloading large files then stops downloading

Firefox is dropping packets when downloading large files then it stops downloading the file. I'm using Windows 10 20H2 Below is what I've already tried Using Windows Update Updating all the programs ...
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How do I remove the bar with close/minimize/maximize/app_name in all windows, because I just use keyboard shortcuts to perform these actions? [duplicate]

As in the topic. I don't like wasting space. I run all apps that I can in full screen mode + extensions such as https://github.com/tridactyl/tridactyl , but still there's plenty of software where the ...
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Regarding Windows update [duplicate]

I recently activated Windows 8.1 on a secondary laptop potato PC with 2GB of RAM and I want to prevent it from being updated to Windows 10, as that situation would be pathetic: In Windows Updates, I ...
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How to cut and paste, but if file exists then proceed with delete

When we cut and paste, it appears that it is essentially a short cut for move, and if the move is successful, delete the original If the file already exists in the destination location, Windows pops ...
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How to bypass an application from running before Windows 7 logon?

I have an HDD image that was bought on eBay to do diagnostics on my car. It works perfectly and everything was fine. I got a key to register the software for the given hardware. Unfortunately, lately, ...
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My computer keeps shutting down then starting back up at random intervals

Randomly throughout the day while using my pc, it turns off then turns back on again. Sometimes it goes into a loop where it turns off, then on, then it turns off while turning back on. I seemed to ...
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Limiting display of RDP to 2 monitors instead of 3 when they have different resolutions

How do I limit the display to only the first two monitors instead of three monitors, while connecting using remote desktop? My first and second monitor have different resolutions. First monitor: 2560 ...
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Sysinternal's VMMap is unable to find injected memory

I'm writing a Python script that uses the Windows API to learn process injection. The injection is successful. I can verify that the shellcode is running, and Process Explorer shows the connection: ...
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Can't open more windows or dialogs

I have Windows 10 Pro (version 1909). I like to keep my applications opened all the time with a lot of windows -- right now I have about 190 windows opened (applications and folders) -- roughly ...
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Why am I getting a weird, blocky black background on my Windows desktop?

My Desktop looks like this. The icons show the desktop background behind them only after hovering over them. It doesn't happen all the time. The desktop became that way upon highlighting it, as you ...
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Number format #.# - Excel bug?

I try to use the number format #.# to display 7 as 7, but it does display "7." (in Excel, or other MS environment) I want 7.1 to be 7.1, and 7 to be 7, and 7.49 to be 7.5, that is #.# (see ...
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Increase buffer duration of video of my local Chrome installation

In my region, youtube is fast, so seeking is rarely an issue there. But some sites are a bit slow so seeking can be annoying. In that case, I would prefer to buffer at least the next 2-5 minutes in ...
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Keep only lines in txt files that contain a certain word/character (Powershell) (Windows batch file)

I want to keep only the lines that contain the word example and remove all other lines. I thought this would work but it does the opposite to what I am trying to do: PowerShell -Command "gci *....
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“Call this number from your phone” feature can't find connected phone in Chrome

I have Chrome installed on both my PC and Android 11 Phone (Oneplus 8T). But when I click on a phone number on my PC, it just asks me to sign in to Chrome on my phone. But I am already signed into ...
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Gedit spellchecking on Windows is not working properly

I am using Gedit, on Windows, to write a Latex document. I noticed that the windows installation of Gedit does not come with preinstalled dictionaries for spellchecking (I don't know why), so I found ...
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How to Restore Registry from bootable usb in Windows 10 (unable to boot to safe mode)?

I mistakenly deleted important registry entries in Windows 10 Enterprise v20H1 and now Windows won't boot, not even in safe mode, and am only able to boot to the Recovery Environment. I have the ...
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Metro/Modern UI/UWP apps stuttering on external monitor at 144Hz

I have a BenQ EX2780Q monitor (1440p@144Hz capable) connected to a gaming laptop running Windows. I have Windows set to use the second screen only which is this external monitor. In normal ...
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How to make Chrome open links from sites saved as shortcuts (PWA) open in appropriate app window?

I've got many Chrome shortcuts installed with open as a window option. Is there any way to make all links belonging to sites from shortcuts open in its appropriate app window? Windows 10
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Visual Studio 2019 cursor is too tiny(1px)

I have Visual Studio on Windows 10 with VsVim extension.The blinking cursor is way too small for me to see it(i think vsvim caused this). The cursor is at line 38, in case you can't see it. image Can ...
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Windows - how to change desktop pdf files icon to same as in explorer?

As you can see in screenshot - on desktop pdf files icons show edge icon. In explorer it shows some icon with pdf. How to change descktop icons for pdf file so they would be same as in explorer? I ...
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windowkey + print screen not working on windows 10

I'm using windows 10. When I try to take screen shot with windows key + PrtScr key, nothing happens. PrtScr key copies screen to a clipboard. Shift + windows key + s also works. I want to know why ...
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No vpn would work on my pc

I have problem with VPN connection , literally no paid vpn would work on my pc , i've been trying all internet solutions with no help.. when connecting via my internet goes down then i get error no ...
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rsync Not Immediately Showing Progress

When I run a rsync command on an Ubuntu 20.04 machine to transfer some files to a WSL1 system running on a Windows 10 machine, the transfer progress is not always shown immediately despite using the -...
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ffmpeg about fps, q and interlaced

My command without sound: ffmpeg -f dshow -rtbufsize 2147.48M -video_size 640x480 -i video="Roxio Video Capture USB" -c:v libx264 -pix_fmt yuv422p -preset ultrafast -bufsize 3968k -crf 0 R:/...
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Why jack is not working when RE-plugged?

On my laptop under windows 10, when I plug my earphones for the 1st time it works fine. When I unplug the jack, sound comes back through built-in speakers, still normal. But when I re-plug the jack, I ...
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Understanding the Windows recycle bin

When I delete a large folder it takes time for it to be put into the recycle bin. And when I move that item back to where it was, it seems instant. I would like a deeper understanding on how this is ...
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How to detect any file changes in Windows directory?

I will back up my files regularly to hard disk. But one thing that bother me is I do not know which files are updated. Overwrite every file will take a long time. Is there any method/software to ...
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Windows Subsystem for Linux has no installed distributions for local administrator

I have successfully installed WSL 2 and Ubuntu on my windows machine. If I start PowerShell and type bash it successfully starts bash. However if I run PowerShell as Administrator and type bash I get ...