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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 ...
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Cygwin SSHD causes 100% CPU load

I run cygwin 32-bit on Windows 10 Pro b19042 [Cygwin is 3.2.0-1], with OpenSSH [8.5p1-1], using sshd to access the machine from afar, and notice (often multiple) processes of sshd.exe with 100% CPU ...
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Extra entry in Grub menu

My Toshiba laptop came with Windows 7 pre-installed. I installed Xubuntu on dual-boot (BIOS not UEFI). When Windows 10 came out, I upgraded to it, but now Grub shows two entries for Windows (besides ...
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Restore CPU Scaling after Resume from Sleep

Starting from boot, my computer responds to system load normally, with Windows 10 able to scale the processor speed higher or lower. But, after resuming operation from Sleep, the computer seems to ...
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Mac running Windows via Boot Camp

I'm running Windows 10 on a Macbook via Boot Camp, recently I keep hearing the notification sound for USB connect occurring randomly throughout the day/week. I've just switched on my Mac now & ...
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Failing to ssh to LAMP Certified by Bitnami instance using Windows 10

I'm trying to connect to instance using pair of keys I created, but still getting an error "Permission denied (publickey)". I've tried changing chmode 400 using Git Bash, but not sure if it ...
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Give access to laptop's internal HDD to other Windows users

I replaced my laptops HDD with SSD, I have tons of data on that HDD and I use that drive as external backup, I tried to access it from Windows 7 PC and I had no problems, here is picture how ...
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How do I make a running and working batch file from a pre-made batch file?

So I am trying to make a batch file from a pre-made batch file and I don't know how to got to the next line in the file without ruining it and it just saying what I want the command to do. This is ...
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Disable wake on lid open for Windows 10

On a laptop with Windows 10, how do I disable 'wake on lid open'? It's surprisingly hard to find answers to this question. My bag's magnets wake up my laptop from sleep, in the bag, randomly I have ...
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`ping -a` hangs for ~5 seconds while `nslookup` doesn't

Configuration: Windows 7 NetBIOS over TCP is OFF Observations: ping -a <ip-address> hangs for ~5 seconds before failing reverse lookup (and using ip address instead) any application using ...
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Boot from cloned drive with boot partition on a different drive

I recently got a larger SSD to replace the old low-capacity SSD. I cloned my C:\ drive to the new SSD from the old one. However, every time I try to boot my pc up, I get hit with the GRUB recovery ...
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Connect remotely for terminal use only (headless) RDP

Using Windows 10 Home or Pro connecting to Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datacenter for remote desktops and sessions, any way to connect to this only for using PowerShell? I don't need to load all ...
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My primary computer gets slower network speeds than the rest of my computers at house. Everything gets 220Mbps while mine gets 30

I have already confirmed it was not my router, I plugged a different computer into the same CAT-6 I use for the problem computer and it got 220Mbps. I've already run Avira and Malwarebytes scans and ...
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Trouble verifying md5 checksums created on Windows with Linux

Verifiying checksums inside a file usually works like this using Linux and md5sum. md5sum -c file.md5 However, using it like this on a Windows file reveals errors, that took me a long while to ...
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I have an issue installing any OS other than Windows on a Linx 1020 Tablet

I have an issue installing any OS other than Windows on a Linx 1020 Tablet. It is locked with secure boot which I am unable to disable and install anything. I want to install Linux on to it.
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Changing default startup directory in CygWin and using alias

Following this post : How do I change the default startup directory in Cygwin? I was able to change the default directory by editing the .bashrc file. I was curious about the alias : I created the ...
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Csv file - User permission needs to be created after each save

For context, I'm uploading a csv file to a Postgres database via the psql command line. The cmd can only access the file after I add Everyone to its permissions and allow full control. The weird thing ...
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Is grub Installation possible offline in linux?

Recently I have been trying to install Pop OS and it seems to be really complicated for me. Now, I am gonna install it. After installation, when you restart, you won't be getting the screen where we ...
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Windows 10 taskbar drag and drop to reorder stopped working

Windows 10 taskbar drag and drop no longer works and drag and dropping to reorder the Chrome tabs does not work anymore either. I am not aware of what could have caused this. I would prefer to not ...
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Windows 10 install on ASUS VivoBook S15 S533EA-BN117 no SSD or cursor

I just bought a ASUS VivoBook S15 S533EA-BN117, and everything was perfect, but I am not able to install Windows 10 on it. I have an original Home edition I bought form a retail store in my country ...
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Win 10, after april 14 update unuseable. RefreshWindowsTool.exe won't open, MediaCreationTool20H2.exe unuseable

refreshwindows tool won't open event viewer log below : Faulting application name: refreshwindowstool.exe, version: 10.0.16217.1, time stamp: 0x57a396f7 Faulting module name: clr.dll, version: 4.8....
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Cant start apache on mac like i did on windows

I have very simple task to do, since i am not expert in this field i am asking for a help. Right now i am trying to run apache on my mac, i have windows working script and i need basically to do the ...
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Windows Terminal: disable “follow link”

Since some new version, every single link the output is underlined, with this tooltip: Ctrl+Click to follow link I found this [1]: <data name="HowToOpenRun.Text" xml:space="preserve&...
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Recovering data and fixing RAW format on Seagate Backup Plus 4TB External Hard Drive

I need some help from you. I'm on Windows 10 with a 4TB Seagate Backup Plus External Hard Drive and it seems to be in RAW format. I say "it seems" because it is really hard to try to load/...
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How to shrink Windows 10 partition when shrink size is 0

I have more than 500GB free on my C: drive but Windows Disk management says that the shrink size is 0. I followed all the steps here, here, here and here but none of these solutions worked: Turn off ...
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Transfer file from linux to windows

I want to transfer a file from my Linux machine to the windows host it is on. I have read some other topics similar to this and they suggest using scp. I have tried: scp pathTolinuxFIle ...
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How to run 2 different computers with one CPU and using VMware [duplicate]

I have a good CPU i7 4.4ghz 16 GB ram and 6GB 1060 Graphics card. Also, I have an old i5 laptop. Is there any way for the laptop to run using my CPU resources simultaneously? I am short on funds and ...
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Peripherals not recognized installation windows server 2016

I am trying to install windows server 2016, and i infused my windows 2016 with all USB drivers of my motherboard. When i run the bootable usb i come to the first screen and my keyboard is completely ...
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How to set permissions for multiple selected files in windows

I know how to set permissions for one file. But I need to apply the same permissions to a huge number of files. How can I do that without doing it one by one? The files are in the same folder (If the ...
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Cant access or flash bios on Samsung laptop

Im having this issue where i installed Linux mint on my laptop, and trying to go to windows 10, the thing just bootloops. All im able to access is boot manager, wich does not see my ssd or an usb ...
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Full disk sharing on home network on Windows 10

I would like to connect to a PC disk through a local network, but I keep getting this error (see below). I am able to connect without problems to a shared folder of that disk, but not to the drive (...
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Unable to change default program to open a file from cmd

Once I thought, what can happen if I open the CPP file with cmd. I thought it will work similar to the type command in cmd, but when I understand it isn't, I wanted to change the default program from ...
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Windows and macOS zipping differences?

We need to submit data to a 3rd party and we are planning to automate it. Their instructions are simple. Put the data in a spreadsheet file. Zip it (using Windows). Upload to their server. Seems ...
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How can I change the name of a navigation folder in Windows 10

I am wanting to change the names of navigation panes in Windows 10. For example when I open the Control panel window I don't want it to display 'Control Panel' at the top left of the window I have ...
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Opening csv file with notepad with two different desktop running both windows gives different results

Opening csv file with notepad with two different desktop running both windows gives different results One of the desktop when opened, it's kind of lined nicely with newline, but somehow the other one ...
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How do I change the Windows 10 default boot Volume?

I have two hard drives in my computer that each have Windows 10 installed on them. On boot, I am asked which volume I would like to boot from with the top option selected by default after I think 10 ...
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Windows 10 UI freezes because of GPU driver

I've got a new laptop 3-4 weeks ago and it used to work fine until a week ago I started to get multiple BSOD with different error codes and just interface freezes when everything is stuck and I have ...
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Unable to repair USB flash drive in Windows

When I tried to create a Windows To Go with Rufus, the process failed and my flash drive is in a weird state: The drive will freeze any "disk reading" operations, including: Diskpart (list ...
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If not exist (*.*) not working on empty folder (Windows batch)

I don't think I have ever had this happen before. Using these commands: rem Check if any anything was downloaded... if not exist "%download_temp%\*.*" goto :fail_message if exist "%...
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Is there windows a utility that can write/read/create and manage image files like IMG, ISO, etc? [closed]

I am wondering if there is a utility for windows that can write/read/create and manage image files? E.G. Trying to write a custom bootsector for a floppy img file Thanks in advance! EDIT: PowerISO is ...
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cURL error 60 in Symfonycasts tutorial

In Symfonycasts "API Platform: Serious RESTful APIs" Chapter 6 there is the cURL command curl -X GET "https://localhost:8000/api" -H "accept: application/ld+json". ...
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Unable to use Microsoft Office

I have been having issues opening Microsoft Office Apps for Enterprise on a Surface Laptop 3 running Windows 10 Version 20H2. I also had this issue in previous Windows versions such as Version 1909. I ...
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Was Windows 98 the last Windows that allows you to install multiple Windows on the same partition?

Was Windows 98 the last Windows that allows you to install multiple Windows on the same partition? i.e. one partition and you could have for example, a directory c:\windows1 and c:\windows2
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ALPS trackpad driver not working

Recently, I duel-booted my laptop with Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, since Windows 10 could be pretty slow. However, I am struggling with getting the trackpad working, which I believe is an alps model. ...
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Batch File command to unlock password protected archives

I'm trying to write a batch file that will unarchive .7z files...extracting them to their original folder. The problem I'm having is adding the password to the code. Can someone help? Thanks! Here is ...
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Unable to boot any Windows after a mistake on one of the instances of Windows

Here is my current setup: I have an SSD with the first installation of Windows and thus the boot manager. Two mechanical HDD which one of which holds another Windows installation done later. The last ...
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keyboard issue with typing wrong characters

Basically, I have tried msconfig with safe mode, still no change, I have tried region and language set up, I only using one at the time, still no change, I have tried check viruses through power shell/...
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Query about $ Windows. ~ TMP

I have a question regarding Windows Temp on one of the client computers. The problem is that we have a 120GB SSD and it is divided into 2 partitions - one 53GB and the other 57GB. However, on the ...
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how do i boot from my pen drive whithout rebooting the system?

I have windows installed and a bootable USB drive which has live ubuntu 20.03 os. I just want to plug and boot to Ubuntu operating system without restarting or rebooting. how is it possible? any BATCH ...
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Multi-boot external M.2 NVMe drive

I recently bought an M.2 NVMe drive and enclosure with the intent of setting it up as an external drive that is able to boot from a selection of multiple ISOs (predominantly Linux ISOs, with some ...

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