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Disable Progress bar percentual

How do I disable progress bar percent - Windows 10? I tried: gswin64c -dBATCH -dNOPAUSE -dNODISPLAY -dNOSAFER -q -dNumCopies=1 -sDEVICE=mswinpr2 -sOutputFile="%printer%Deskjet" "C:\temp\DANFE.pdf"
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Windows 10 Custom Keyboard Layout Abbreviation

I made a custom keyboard layout using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 and successfully installed it. However I do not know how to change the abbreviation that shows in the language bar on the ...
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Passing the output of GetKeyboardLayout into LoadKeyboardLayout doesn't work

Question Why passing the output of GetKeyboardLayout (after formatting it to hex) into LoadKeyboardLayout doesn't work? The docs for GetKeyboardLayout say (bolded by me): GetKeyboardLayout ...
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Default terminal + default task

I have enabled the "default terminal for console applications". Now when I run "cmd", I get a ConEmu terminal. This is fine and what I want. Furthermore, I have defined a task to launch TCC/LE ...
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Windows: How to save a variable -(input: path) to text file

I'm trying to save a variable to text file, but i'm failing: :folder echo. && echo Where is your folder ? set /p userinputpath = Type input[Drive][Path]: echo "%userinputpath%" >> ...
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Unable to change com port number of specific device

I am working on replacing a legacy machine with a new machine running windows 10. This machine has several COM ports and old software which is expecting certain COM port numbers for each device. I ...
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Bluetooth gone from Windows 10 / Device manager

Windows 10 does not seem to find my on-motherboard Bluetooth device anymore, even with 'shown hidden devices' on. It does also not appear in device manager. I tried the following troubleshooting ...
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Create a second (virtual) monitor Windows 10 1909

I would like to add a second monitor without plugging one, to use another computer as a second screen through TeamViewer. I used Win+P before, but since the update of Windows 10, it doesn't work ...
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Don't have admin access but need to copy files to Windows folder Windows 8.1

We have a local PC with preinstalled Windows 8.1, and we want to use a program which requires some files to be copied to system32 (ocx files). It's not possible because it requires administrator ...
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Windows 10 randomly places new desktop icons in top left corner

Sometimes when I, for example, extract a folder from an archive with WinRAR to the desktop, the folder gets placed in the top left corner of the desktop and messes up the ordering of other icons. But ...
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Wake up laptop with closed lid when connected to external monitor

I had a problem with my laptop screen so right now I'm using an external monitor and I will like to use this setup without the need to open the lid. I was able to find this information some ...
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Generate ID3 tag from filename in EasyTAG and ID3-TagIT

I just installed EasyTAG and ID3-TagIT tools and tried to generate ID3 tag from filename of MP3's. However, although I have tried to use tag codes for both apps, I am not able to generate tag as shown ...
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64-bit Java not working

I have been trying java -d64, but get Error: This Java instances does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version. I know I installed the 64-bit version, and when I go to Control ...
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Windows 10 shuts down instead of sleep

This happens, when I close the lid, or press the power button, to put my laptop to sleep. It just shuts down. Sometimes it works, but I couldn't identify the circumstances. Here is what I've tried so ...
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How to copy text with font information as well?

I wonder, how to copying text with font information? Copying any text from the website below and paste to any document have the exact font style! What is the mechanism behind it? https://coolfont....
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What is the correct RoboCopy command for my intended sync job?

I've never used RoboCopy before and I'd like to make sure a particular operation goes smoothly. I've built an OpenMediaVault NAS and I previously copied all my relevant files to it from my Windows 10 ...
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Need cmd/bat scripting help to check free space and do one thing if large enough Or a different thing if not

I have a home lab with a server and associated domain. on a previous iteration I tried roaming profiles but that was fail for so many reasons. I am in the process of integrating a new deployment ...
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Is it possible to control my windows PC from my iPad and without internet?

I want to write about 60 pages of math equations and fastest way (that I know) is to use office word 2016 and use ink equation editor. It is very difficult to write a single equation using the mouse ...
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How to make Google Chrome reopen my tabs after closing it? [duplicate]

Let's say I have 4 tabs open, then I close the browser to shutdown my computer. I'd like that next time I turn it back on and open the browser, the 4 tabs to be there. If they got saved onto some ...
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Access my Documents folder on another PC in my Home Group

I have a laptop and a desktop in my HomeGroup, and both machines run Windows 10. I log into both devices with my outlook.com account. I can use Remote Desktop to access the desktop from the laptop. ...
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Make windows terminal default terminal for cmd.exe?

Want to have cmd.exe pop up in Window Terminal instead of its own window. The fix outlined by Furty here (Is there a way to replace cmd window with the new windows terminal?) works for .bat files, ...
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Cannot write to MeeBox NAS via WiFi

Today I set up a LOOQS MeeBox 202 NAS server I'd never got round to using, with a Seagate Pipeline HD.2 1TB disk. (outdated collection of things I know) System A: Dell Latitude E5450 Laptop, Windows ...
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Popup that I see for the first time

The popup What's this? When I close it, it shows again. I am asking because it needs my password. I saw it for the first time when I turned on computer yesterday. I am using this computer 2 years. ...
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Prevent deleted files from running in the Startup folder

I have a batch script in my startup folder called everytime.bat that deletes all files except for the batch script. @echo off REM delete everything in startup except this file cd "C:\ProgramData\...
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Minimum version of notepad.exe to support unix newlines

A while back, Microsoft announced their development build of notepad finally supports unix style newlines (\n). However according to a colleague, this is not the case in a Windows 10 testing ...
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PowerShell: Get-Package to output the full name

When I'm using Get-Package I get this list. Name Version Source ProviderName ...
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Batch file with Powershell command quotes

I have created a script to change my IP address/mask and VLAN ID of an interface but the problem is that in order to change the VLAN ID, I need to execute a PowerShell command. My variable containing ...
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How to install TP-LINK TL-WN951N Driver to Windows 7 & 8.1

How to install TP-LINK TL-WN951N Driver to Windows 7 & 8.1? The default driver is unstable
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Windows 10 sets wrong compatibility mode

Sometimes Windows 10 sets the Windows XP compat mode for our desktop application, which our app isn't compatible with and won't let it start. The only solution for now is to redownload the app, then ...
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Skype For Business cannot find Lync.ww\LyncWW.cab

I can't install Skype For Buissnen on Windows 8 32 bit. I get an error during installation: Lync.ww \ LyncWW.cab kann von setup nicht gefunden werden(cannot find Lync.ww \ LyncWW.cab) I already ...
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Should I store my files on another partition?

I want to better organize my files in my computer but I have a question. In fact, I would like to store them all on another partition (E:). But is it a good idea? Is there any risk of loss, or will ...
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I can't open files using command via WSL

I'm using windows 10 and I've installed ubuntu 18.04 via wsl. Now I created a blank html file. I can't open the file using default application (chrome in my case) within the directory using ubuntu ...
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How to assign a keyboard shortcut to run a file?

I have a python script that I want to run when I do a specific key press. What I have tried is making a shortcut of the script and then assigning a shortcut key to that shortcut but this only works ...
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Windows 10 Access denied [duplicate]

I have some important files on my PC, and it crashed. I tried to repair it but it didn't fix the issue. I installed Windows into another partition, hoping to gain access to the old Windows partition ...
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Windows 10: How to remove unwelcome hidden networks

I have 3 networks showing up which I have not selected. Worse still they have "connect automatically" checked. If you try to unconnect them, they immediately go back to connect automatically. If you ...
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Why can I ping an ipv6 but not an ipv4 and vice versa? (Hamachi)

I'm using Hamachi LogMe-In to connect a laptop (A with Win8.1) to a work computer (B with Win10) for SSH, both running Windows Firewall allowing SSH port 22, and the PING.EXE. Somehow I got that to ...
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System tray icons grouping

Is it possible to manage or group tray icons somehow ? Let's say I have multiple apps running in background: steam, docker, discord, google sync. They are doing its job while remaining in notification ...
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Hidden Icons Window In Windows 7 Occupying 50% Of The Screen

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise and for the last few months, whenever I select the 'Show Hidden Icons' button in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar, the window that appears on screen is huge - ...
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Family Safety App Locker error 454

I have created aMicrosoft Family with a few other members. I am the Family organiser, they are adult members of my family (not kids). Thus they all have their own Microsoft account. I bought “Age Of ...
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Windows 10 use less RAM to allow multiple virtual machines

I recently upgraded my laptop from 12GB RAM to 24GB RAM (Win10). One of the reasons is to run two virtual machines (both 8GB RAM, both Linux using VMware Player) at once. After the Upgrade, though, ...
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How can I force camera to be black and white on pc?

I want to do a zoom call but I would like to change the appearance on recording to black and white so that it appears like the computer has a black and white camera built in. How can I achieve this?
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KM Player latest version issue. How to solve the issue?

I am using KM player for the past few years. Recently I have updated to latest version (2020.3.24.15) before that the old version which I was using had the option to "start playback in half size etc." ...
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Can I recover Chrome saved logins just from an AppData dir backup?

I've just formatted & reinstalled a Windows 10 computer. I've backed up the %USER%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data directory, hoping that restoring it on the new installation would preserve ...
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Windows 10 Hybernation mode does not Work

My Windows 10 version 1909 and build 18363.778 does not properly hibernate. On clicking the hibernation button screen turns off but the computer doesn't. If I press any button on keyboard or move the ...
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I would like to wipe my SSD in a dual boot and dual hard drive scenario. I want to just wipe my boot drive (The SSD) and have just Windows 10 only

How would I accomplish this without losing any data on my secondary hard drive? I am considering to use the built in Windows 10 reset tool but I am reluctant incase it accidentally wipes the second ...
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Create user - map network drive CMD

I have a pipeline which I want to do automatically (probably with a bat file) without the need to do all steps manually on my windows 10 machine. Pipeline steps: Create a normal user account e.g ...
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Private User folders by default using file permissions on Windows 10 system

There are many ways one can change Permissions for certain files and folders on Windows manually (e.g. through Properties > Security > Permissions). But how do I change the default Permissions to make ...
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How do I pass a URL containing an equals sign to explorer.exe?

I've tried running prompt> explorer.exe "https://www.google.com/search?q=example" , but it just opens a normal explorer window. prompt> explorer.exe "https://www.example.com/?q" works. It ...
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Delete files depending on positions/file name in the current folder / define multiple values effectively

How do I effectively delete several files depending on their positions(edit: or retrieve the files by their number) in the current folder? Preferably I need a solution with a normal .bat file. The ...
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Is it possible to change the font in cmd for one app and retain the default font for other programs?

I want to change the default font for a console text editor I am using on Windows. Looking on the internet, it seems I need to change cmd's font by right-clicking the title bar. However, that changes ...

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