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How do I pass the password to a net use command which contains % at the end?

I have this command in batch script net use \\192.168.40.40 /user:192.168.40.40\Administrator b91A*9AIvPr% But when it runs I get the error System error 1326 has occurred. The user name or password ...
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How to install WSUS offline update `.cab` and `.msu` files (Windows 10)?

I have a 21H2 Windows machine with no internet access that I need to install Windows updates on. I used WSUS community edition to download the updates, and now I have a folder with a bunch of .cab and ...
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Force-reboot a windows machine that can't be restarted normally

The machine in question is an intel-based windows laptop with a defective SSD that works for the most part but accessing specific addresses causes it to not respond any more until the whole machine ...
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CPU slows down until I hibernate my PC and restart

I have been having this strange issue for a month. Everything will be working smoothly, but then my CPU slows down completely. CPU/RAM/Disk usage vitals are completely fine during it. But everything ...
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where is the background of a windows device located? [duplicate]

If you search this question up almost all the websites you will find will tell you that windows wallpapers are at C:\Windows\Web but that is for the default wallpapers that comes with windows, what im ...
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How to change executable icon in Windows?

How to change executable icon in Windows? not the shortcut icon but the executable itself. I have google chrome applications that I want to change the icons of them.
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Sharing Proxied Internet over Mobile Hotspot on Windows 10

This is how I use Proxy and connect to the internet in my laptop and what I do: LAN cable --> My Laptop ssh -D1111 root@my_server Set all_proxy=socks5h://localhost:1111 in both my user's env var ...
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How can I delete Microsoft Account (formerly Windows Live ID) automatically?

I'm looking for a way to delete accounts I've previously logged in with automatically with a script. I'm having trouble searching for the cache location of them. I've looked in multiple different ...
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Accessing WSL2 from my LAN (Static IP?)

I want to access, from my LAN, services provided by the linux distribution installed into WSL2. Ok, I know how to remap ports on the host. My problem is that the Windows11 host assigns a different IP ...
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How to program a computer to launch a specific program when the computer starts up? [closed]

I want to connect a small computer to my grandpa's TV with an HDMI cable. The computer should run a program that goes directly to, for example, a streaming service when the computer starts. My grandpa ...
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File Explorer quick access missing folders

How do I reset quick access to the original way? This is how look like. Original: Mine
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Bluetooth dongle or Windows will not detect earbuds

I've searched and I've been unable to find any answers, so I'm praying someone can help me here. OS: Windows 10 Bluetooth Dongle: Eveo 5.2 USB Earbuds: Creative Outlier Pro Problem: windows will not ...
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Whats the equivalent to a PC ctrl+click on a Mac

I'm trying to select multiple things in a list on a Mac. Shift+click works the same but I can't figure out how to select noncontiguous things. Most of my internet searching shows equivalences from a ...
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Why can't I login in amazon aws through my virtual os(Bodhi Linux) but I can login from windows(host os)?

I have windows OS and through a browser(Brave Browser) I can login to my amazon AWS account. I have installed virtual box and using Bodhi Linux on it and trying to login to AWS account with the help ...
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What's the cause of screen glitching?

I purchased Gigabyte Aero 16 (2022) with: i7-12700h OLED 3840x2400 px GeForce RTX 3070 Ti I also upgraded ram to DDR5-4800 Kingston Fury 64 gb It was working fine out of the box for the first 2 days ...
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I want to add separate animations to grouped elements in Microsoft Powerpoint. How do I do that?

So, I have a bunch of shapes and once I group them I add the same background so that it looks like one picture is cut into different shapes. And I want to add different entry animations to make it ...
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ext4 (w/casefolding) driver for Windows to share SD card between SteamOS/Windows? [closed]

Does anybody know of any ext4 drivers for Windows that also support casefolding? I'm looking to share an SD card for my Steam Deck between SteamOS (Linux) and Windows but it formats the card ext4 (w/...
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ssh connection timed out on windows 11 when connecting to specific WiFi router

I have a strange issue with the SSH connection on Windows 11 When I try to access my VPS via SSH, I have got the connection timed out error. But when I change the router everything is fine. I do the ...
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What iconv command do I need?

I've inherited a big collection of web content claiming to use utf-8 encoding, yet clearly random gibberish that shows up when displaying the pages says they are some sort of windows encoding. I've ...
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How do you disable hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling via the command line in Windows 10/11?

I need to disable, programmatically, hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling in Windows if it's enabled. Searching, I was pointed at the HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\GraphicsDrivers - HwSchMode ...
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Sort files into folders by file name according to a spreadsheet of names

I am a teacher and use Canvas-LMS for my course. The course is broken into smaller groups led by individual teaching assistants, who grade student assignments in their own section. Canvas only ...
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How to restore the local drive "C:\" to it's default permissions?

I changed my permissions on local drive c:\ and now many applications/system things not working properly. i was wondering how can I restore How to restore the local drive "C:" to it's ...
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Windows 10, 11, 2019, 2022 Resource Monitor DPI settings

After Windows 7/2008 i found, that new Windows on 4k monitors with 150% fonts scale makes old Windows app blurry, for most i found solution via '~ HIGHDPIAWARE' registry option (mmc.exe and all child ...
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Seperate shortcuts to run the same program as different compatibility windows version?

Can I have different shortcuts on the same windows user to run as different compatibility version. For example google chrome shortcut running as windows 7 compatibility another google chrome shortcut ...
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How to refer to a column table in a sumifs? I get an invalid error

I want to do a sumifs and as my sumrange I want to refer to a column of one of my tables. My table name is: ENERO My column name is: MONTO So I want to put my sumrange as follows: ENERO[MONTO]; ... ...
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How can I add files to the hidden files list in Windows 10 locally without modifying the file?

If anybody else has used AutoCAD before, I'm sure you're well aware that it generates an enormous number of backup files (.bak). This is great and useful because it's a bloated program prone to ...
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What is the SKU Description for Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC?

I have a script that relies on SKU numbers and descriptions. This works fine for all operating systems except for LTSC apparently. For example, this is selection of some of the output for Windows 10 ...
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how to install OpenSSH Server windows 11 OFFINE, without internet connection with powershell

I need to isntall SSH server on windows 11 using powershell. It should be a script that isntalls SSH server and logs you in and does everything untill this: ssh domain\username@servername These are ...
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Windows OS: what setting causes a warning yellow triangle exclamation mark overlay displayed over file icons for files downloaded from internet?

I've been trying for sometime to understand what OS setting or application installation determines the display of a warning yellow triangle exclamation mark overlay on top of a file's icon for files ...
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`ping -c` in Windows: output error `Bad value for option -c.`

I am learning ping utility in Windows 10 and when I try to run command in shell: ping -c 3 example.com I get the result: Access denied. Option -c requires administrative privileges. After executing ...
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What is the technical name for ".\" when logging into a local account for windows?

I know that you can you can use .\ in place for for the computer name when logging into a local account on Windows (Ex: ComputerName\Username = .\Username). What is the technical term or nomenclature ...
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SSH key authentication works from Linux but not from Windows

Three machines: A (Ubuntu), B (Windows) and C (Ubuntu) I have run ssh-keygen/ssh-keygen.exe on A and B. ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub from both A and B are alive and well in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys. When I run ssh ...
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Windows File Explorer broken after latest update

I'm not sure where was the right place to ask this. My roommate has a gaming laptop that runs windows 11 as most games don't support 7 anymore and the latest update not only changed the appearance of ...
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Remove all pinned apps in start menu using power shell

Im making a script that cleans a fresh install of windows 11 to my liking. Does anybody know of a way to unpin all apps in start menu using PowerShell? I have found scripts but those scripts are name ...
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Downloading and Installing fonts using powershell commands only

Im making a powershell script to install and initialize oh-my-posh on a windows 11 terminal. The problem im having is oh-my-posh requires a font called CaskaydiaCove Nerd Font (or other nerd font) ...
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Channel mode vs Size

I have two 4 GB 2667 MHz RAMs totaling 8 GB RAM storage. Now I want to expand it bu adding another 8 GB by removing one 4 GB stick. Now my RAM works in dual-channel mode. But if I swap RAM I'm afraid ...
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Removing unwanted context menu items has backfired

I dislike many of the extra entries in the context menu. I downloaded shexview and Easy Context Menu, tools to remove context menu items. And it was glorious. I was deleting menu items left and right,...
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How to reduce PIN complexity to 4 digits on WIndows 11? [closed]

I tried to disable PIN and then create a new one, but it still requires 6 digit PIN
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Unlocking USER files on old Drives [duplicate]

I have old drives where I want to get to the download, pictures, and documents folders that windows creates. I have a SABRENT adapter that turns the drives into a USB drive. I can access any folder ...
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Unable to run icacls on multiple directories at one time in a batch file

I'm able to run pretty much any command multiple times in one batch file. Example: MD \\directory\local\Local\New1 MD \\directory\local\Local\New2 MD \\directory\local\Local\New3 MD \\directory\local\...
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'DimScreen' app that has its own adjustable screen filter (doesn't adjust native brightness). How is that possible? What library can able to do that? [closed]

image I found this Windows Desktop App that dims the screen. The app doesn't adjust the native brightness, it has its own adjustable screen filter. How is that possible? What library can able to do ...
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Is there a way in Windows to change the default local folder copying scheme (for example, to change "- Copy" to "v1", "v2",...)?

For example, say I have the txt file test.txt. When I copy it in the same folder, I don't want: test.txt test - Copy.txt test - Copy - Copy.txt I have already found the NamingTemplates modification, ...
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All NTFS volumes on drive turning inaccessible at the same time

On Windows 10 I was browsing one of three NTFS partitions on an external USB drive. After a reboot none of the NTFS volumes on the drive are accessible, as in "can't even run chkdsk/damaged file ...
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Putty saving not saving sessions under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE

Windows 10 and Putty v0.76 and 0.78. My Putty sessions are not being saved to the Registry. Basically the main key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SimonTatham does not exist. Instead Putty is saving the ...
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How to tell the Windows version from the file system (on Linux) in 2023? [duplicate]

I got a Windows HDD connected to my PC using an USB case. How to determine the Windows version (7/8/10/11)? Is there a file which contains version info? I have read How to identify the Windows version ...
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Windows command line: how to make it so I can type "php" instead of "C:\php\php.exe"

How to make it so I can type "php" instead of "C:\php\php.exe" in Windows command line (and this persisting after I restart)? I tried to set it as an environment variable but that ...
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Tracking down device in device manager

I need help in identifying a mystery device in device manager. I have a strange problem where my Surface Laptop Studio (Windows 11) goes into sleep at random time, even during active use. Reviewing ...
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Windows event log service records

When the Windows event log service is stopped or started is this logged anywhere on windows? Service = EventLog
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PsExec Error While Running - Works Sometimes But Not Others in Certain Remote PCs

I have created a batch file using PsExec to run batch files on different PCs. This 'master' batch runs PsExec on 14 remote PCs. However, for some reason, it doesn't always work on a few PCs. Sometimes ...
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How do I completely reset a laptop, changing the main drive in the process?

I have a used laptop, and I wanting to do a factory reset, but also change the main drive. The main drive right now is C:, with 256GB, and the one I want to switch to is D: with 1TB. How do I reset ...

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