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Creating an alias in Powershell that includes a space (for a parameter)

I want to start the control panel applet RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL via an alias in PowerShell. Running it directly works fine but when I set an alias: set-Alias controlpanel "...
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Change cursor offset windows

I want to customize my cursor within windows settings. The problem is when I set it to an ico file, the actual pointer (anchor) is at the top left of my image. I want to have it moved to the center. I ...
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Working with Batch File

I'm in need a bat file to clear Event Viewer logs and re-boot computer...or help in modifying the ones I already have so that once ran from an administrator prompt, it'd clear the logs...and reboot ...
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Installed Windows 10, file permissions causing all sorts of problems with cygwin

A little bit about my setup: Was previously running Windows 7 with 0Patch, finally installed Windows 10 (clean install). All of my data is stored within an encrypted VHD (TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt) on a ...
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AHK: Open folder or active it if opened

I'm using autohotkey and try to do this: Open download folder (Q:\Down in my case) or active it if already opened (subfolders don't count, for example still open Q:\Down if I opened Q:\Down\phvideos ...
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How i can change the users path in Windows 11

How i can change the users path in Windows 11 from c:\users\userX to d:\users\userX? My DELL notebook has only 128GB SSD C: drive and all time is full. I need to transfer users profiles to drive D: ...
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Fake SSD or Original?

I bought an Apacer SSD 1 TB, but the serial on the sticker is not the same as in Windows 10. The serial on the sticker: 142207400083 (Apacer site says that is a valid serial) The Windows serial: ...
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How to restore the oldest version of multiple specific files from backup (Windows7) automatically

Some unknown time ago, I seem to have overwritten my JPEG files with the corrupt version from memory cards or something. Fortunately I have backup of these files created with Backup and Restore (...
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Why group policy can't prevent Windows Update from installing drivers?

After I have uninstalled the device (remove driver software selected) and edited the entries in group policies to prevent driver installation. Windows Update still installed drivers for that device. ...
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Cannot delete junction as admin

I have a junction point in Windows 11 which points to a deleted folder, and I cannot delete it in any way. takeown reports success takin ownership, but then neither rmdir nor fsutil reparsepoint ...
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How to disable CHKDSK permanently, windows 10/11

I want to completely and permanently disable CHKDSK on windows 10 and 11, reason is a long story but as a summary: I work with complex custom builds having multiple SOs(mostly Linux) and 2 NTFSs ...
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Pop-up window appear behind the active window in Windows 11

I downloaded the iso file from Microsoft and installed Windows 11. After, I've had this happen several times. A confirmation window that appears when I delete files, and a progress window that appears ...
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FFMPEG - Copy l-frame range. (-ss -to) And Re-encoding not l-frame range. And merge all?

1- copy between nearest -ss l-frame and -to l-frame. 2- Re-Encoding those not in range of l-frames 3- concat step 1 and 2 :) The first seconds are wrong when cutting by copying (-c:v copy -a:v copy). ...
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View date created Windows 10

The folder is only showing "Date Modified" and not "Date Created". Even when I right click-properties or right click the bar there is never a date created.
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Video not showing up properly in WMP & VLC

Suddenly WMPlayer, VLC startet decoding video at the left top side of player. After installing K-Lite Codec Pack nothing changed Windows Media Player Apprieciate help.
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How can I determine the size of each worksheet in a .xlsb file?

Working on Windwos 10 Enterprise with Excel from Office 365 version 2204, I have a large .xlsb file (>14MB) and want to determine the size of the single worksheets in kB/MB, optimally saving this ...
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How to setup second ETH adapter for host while using first for Hyper-V VMs only?

Windows 11 x64 Pro. I have Hyper-V which has an external switch which is used by VMs. I have 2 Ethernet ports on the machine. I want to use 2nd port for everything except Hyper-V VMs. How to setup ...
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Chrome Remote Desktop missing Copy/Paste options

Copy & Paste stopped working for me, and when I check settings the options for it are now completely missing. They used to appear right under the "Smooth Scaling" option but the section ...
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What does 50/50 mean in cluster quorum?

What does 50/50 mean in cluster quorum? Link to table: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure-stack/hci/concepts/quorum#cluster-quorum-overview
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Weird Python log error while trying to reinstall Python on Windows 11 [closed]

I installed Python on Windows 11 normally after getting the setup from python.org but, by mistake, I deleted the partition Python was installed in (it was E drive). So now, when I rerun the setup, it ...
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EFI file structure

I have system partition on my Windows 10 PC. It contains files EFI --Microsoft ----Boot ------bootmgr.efi ------bootmgfw.efi ------bootmgr.efi ------...other files ----Recovery --Boot ----boot64.efi --...
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Windows: blurry texts?

I had to reinstall Windows and now labels usually blurry compared to my earlier system. Also it seems to have problems generating windows correctly, see this below image for demo: Corner of titlebar ...
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Repair UEFI boot

I have laptop with two HDD. Each HDD has its own Windows 10 installation. Bios mode is UEFI. I have change boot sequence in bios and start system from second disc. System has done some windows update, ...
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How to remove/uninstall corrupted winget package?

When I run winget list python I get that Python.Python.3 is installed by winget; however, running python says the executable is missing. winget uninstall --id Python.Python.3 runs the uninstaller but ...
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Disk Cleanup Not showing system files in Windows 10

(I am on Windows 10 64bit 19h1 Education Editon) im trying to remove the $windows .bt folder that is taking up 20 gigabytes on my poor 128 gigabyte SSD but when i go to Disk cleanup and press "...
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What network interface does a packet get to when it is routed to the IP of the machine itself?

I configured my machine like so: eth0 - 192.168.70.128/24, default gw 192.168.70.128 When trying to send an ICMP request, for example, such that it would route through the default gateway, I get an ...
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Is there any way to edit 'refresh' entry from desktop context menu?

I have searched through all context menu entries in windows registry editor (in places like HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell) but was not able to find anything linking to the 'refresh' ...
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Windows Desktop Stuck on Invisible Screen

I really messed up my windows PC today. I tried to connect my laptop to a projector via HDMI. When nothing was showing up on the projector I went to the display settings to see if I could fix the ...
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Recover all files from recycle bin via commandline?

Followed a nice article on Microsoft support forums on how can I fix failing windows update which involved to remove softwaredistributions and catroot folders then reboot. I did that (moved them to ...
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How to automatically install a device driver that isn't verified to be compatible

I'm an embedded developer, which means sometimes I'm using weird devices that do weird things. I have a Bluetooth module that can be configured over USB with a Windows application. It enumerates as ...
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why don't multiple cameras work on windows

I'm trying to connect two cameras both with two lenses that are connected to two separate USB ports. the problem is that only one cam works at the time. Is that even possible? my goal is to connect ...
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Disabling Winkey+Arrow on Windows 10

I would like to disable the Windows snapping behaviour when I press winarrow keys. I have read about disabling snapping altogether or disabling the win altogether, but I just want to change this one ...
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Find hotspot password in Windows 10 using command line or registry editor

I'm currently trying to find the hotspot password on my school-issue laptop, the only issue is they've blocked off the network section of windows settings so people can't remove the firewall they have ...
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Does Pulse secure vpn cause problems using other tools on your machine e.g. terminal and git on Windows 10 machine?

I have a work Windows 10 machine with Pulse secure vpn, I use a cmd terminal on it. I noticed sometimes that using code . doesn't work in opening VS Code, there is a flash on the screen but it doesn'...
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How can I reduce the noise my CPU makes, like fast mouse movement does?

My CPU produces a noise when it's at a certain frequency. I noticed that when I set my mouse to a 500 Hz polling frequency and move it in circles, the CPU noise practically disappears. Using lower ...
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How to simple view second screen on first screen on WIndows 10?

I have two LCD monitors plugged in one PC with Windows 10. First monitor is main and it's placed next to PC with keyboard and mouse. Second monitor is in another room. And while I'm on first monitor ...
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Does sign-out have any impact on active perf mon data collector?

I have configured perf mon data collector set on windows server. I can either sign-out or disconnect from the server. I know that disconnect is generally used to keep any active programs running, so ...
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Does Windows 10 track which storage devices are connected to it?

Does Windows 10 keep a log or history of USB storage devices that are connected to it? For example, if I connect a USB drive to my Windows 10 computer and access some files on a USB drive with it, is ...
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How can I prevent the text from flickering in Chrome in Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS in VMware Workstation Pro 15?

The text is sometimes from flickering in Chrome in Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS in VMware Workstation Pro 15: How can I prevent that? I don't have this issue with Firefox. Environment: Hypervisor: VMWare ...
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"confetti ascii" displayed in Windows

A few apps on my Windows 11 system have started to display "confetti ascii", which is best described with a picture. Here's the "Step 1" graphic in stackoverflow as rendered by ...
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Strange Windows 10 error 0x80070570

My PC has an SSD and a hard drive. Everything works flawlessly on them. The following is strange behavior on a USB drive. If I create a new folder and take the default name "New Folder", ...
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Windows Search issues

I have this weird issue with one of our Windows 10 PC... Search is no longer working. Here is what I have done: Stopped and restated Windows Search service. Rebuilt Indexing Options. Obviously ...
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PowerShell Script Has Wrong Icon and Context Menu Items

I have a .ps1 script on one of my computers and it looks like this: When I right click and bring up the context menu, it has an "edit" entry. However, when I copy the same PowerShell script ...
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How do I set the default Firefox zoom level for *local* files?

Every time I open a new local file, the zoom level is reset to 100%. Is there a way/extension to make the default a different zoom percent? It'd be even better (but not required) if I could set this ...
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USB 3.0 port is not detecting USB 2.0

I have 2 USB ports, one for USB 2.0 and the other one for USB 3.0, they work normally until the USB 3.0 port stopped detecting USB 2.0 flash drive, mouses, keyboard... But it still detects USB 3.0 ...
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Is there any way to have Windows containers using Hyper-V?

I want to have some isolated Windows containers preferably using built-in Hyper-V, on my Windows 10 Pro 21H2 machine. First I looked at the Windows Sandboxes. However, it appears as if Microsoft is ...
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WSUS can't install/download updates

my WSUS server (Windows Server 2019) can't install/download updates to clients (Windows 10 Pro) Approve Updates Events I'm tried to reset BITS, clean temp files but the problem is still exist. in ...
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Windows not returning any IPv6 address in DNS lookup

My DNS contains two records for ServerA: an A record with its IPv4 address: 10.25.46.130 an AAAA record with its IPv6 address: fda8:6c3:ce53:a890::55 I am not able to get my SimpleClient.java ...
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How to add Virtual Machines to Log on as a service Properties in command line?

Following this question, I have found this page instructing to add "Virtual Machines" in Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User ...
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Remove ShutDown, Login, Welcome, Logout message

I searching for a way to remove/hide the message that appears during ShutDown, Login, Logout step as you can see below: I have a Windows 10 IoT Entreprise LTSC v 21H2 If you have any ideas, do not ...
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