David Marshall
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Windows 7 says a 8.6 GB file won't fit in 14.7 GB space?
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It's formatted as FAT32. The largest size file supported on FAT32 is 4GB. You will have to reformat the drive as NTFS or ExFAT.

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Why can I write files into a folder that is read-only?
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Unlike the Read-only attribute for a file, the Read-only attribute for a folder is typically ignored by Windows, Windows components and accessories, and other programs. For example, you can delete,...

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Why is my computer really slow despite having a considerable amount of free memory?
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The disk activity is on the pagefile. You need more RAM. Note that the Winzip memory optimiser is using more the 25% of the RAM. I'd get rid of that and any similar utilities before you investigate ...

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Process Monitor: Entries with BUFFER OVERFLOW
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This is not an error. What is happening is the program is requesting data the length of which it does not know. It provides an initial buffer. If it is too small, a Buffer Overflow is returned ...

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Killing wininit.exe shuts down Windows
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From Windows Internals, Part 1 Windows Initialization Process (Wininit.exe) Marks itself critical so that if it exits prematurely and the system is booted in debugging mode it will break into the ...

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Is there a faster way to open a process as Administrator (With UAC enabled)?
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For Windows 8.1 and 10 English, to open an Adminstrator command prompt using the keyboard use Windows Key + X followed by A For other languages, the appropriate key to use will be indicated by an ...

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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute
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You will always see the Read-only box blue filled in the General Tab of the file properties. The full situation is explained here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/326549 This is an extract that ...

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How to login to SYSTEM user in Windows 7?
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Use PsExec from Microsoft with the -s and -i options. To start a command prompt running in the local system account. Add the file containing PsExec to your PATH environment variable. Start an ...

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GNOME-like workspaces for Windows
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Microsoft Sysinternals Desktops

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Is there a method for 1 or 2 click Shutdown in Windows 8?
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Press the on/off switch. Credit Scott Hanselman

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Does the 4 GB RAM limit on 32-bit systems also affect the swap space?
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You are confusing physical and virtual memory. The RAM is physical memory. The swap space can contain many 4GB virtual address spaces.

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2 accounts in safe mode ?
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On Windows XP the local Administrator account was enabled by default. When you create another Administrator account the Local Administrator account is no longer shown on the normal logon screen. ...

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Where is the offline copy of my onedrive synced Onenote file?
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The OneNote offline cache is stored in C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Onenote a hidden file.

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64 Bit OS and RAM
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The theoretical 64-bit address space is 2^64 or 16 exabytes (18,446,744,073,709,551,616 bytes) Microsoft limits the maximum physical memory to 512 GB for Windows 8 Pro and Enterprise. (reference) ...

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How to get more info out of the uninformative Windows 8 BSOD?
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You can see the same information that was on the old Blue Screen in the Event Viewer. System log, Event-id 1001 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff559069(v=vs.85).aspx

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What prevents Windows from entering standby?
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Right click CMD and run as Administrator. Enter powercfg -requests If you are lucky, it may indicate a driver preventing sleep.

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Is MSR partition required on secondary GPT drives?
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This is the information from Microsoft. What is a Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR)? The Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR) reserves space on each disk drive for subsequent use by operating system ...

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How to copy user's appdata folder using robocopy?
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I've had good results copying the User folder using the /xj switch.

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How to stop windows 10 action center from notifying me whenever I receive an email?
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If you click the Settings icon (gear symbol) in the Mail App, you will see a Notifications option. You can configure how notifications are handled for each email account.

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Windows 10 airplane mode showing as enabled in action center
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This seems to be a known bug. After logging in to your PC, you may hit a UI issue in which Airplane Mode will incorrectly show as “on” even though your PC’s Wi-Fi is powered on. This is due to a ...

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How can Windows 10 function on as little as 32 GB of disk space?
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I've just done a clean install of Windows 10 and Office 365 on a 32GB HP Stream 7 and it's taking 13.9GB including about 400MB of my OneDrive files. It also supports a 32GB SD card (rumour has it that ...

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I started encrypting my hard drive and now I have lost free space?
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BitLocker does this to encrypt the free space. The 6GB is to allow you to continue working during the encryption process. You get the space back once the encryption process has ended. Reference: ...

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Why does my Firefox memory usage keep rising with use and never returns to the initial level?
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Enter about:memory in the address bar. Click 'Minimize memory usage'. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram

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Are GPT reserved and EFI system partitions important?
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From Windows and GPT FAQ The ESP (EFI System partition) contains the NTLDR, HAL, Boot.txt, and other files that are needed to boot the system, such as drivers. The Microsoft Reserved Partition (MSR)...

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How can I tell what a Microsoft FixIt actually does?
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The Windows Update Fixit automates the actions described in the 'Let me fix it myself' section of KB971058. There's a lot in there that might be affecting your software.

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Problems Uninstalling IE10
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Add the Internet Explorer component back using turn Windows features on or off. Then click the View installed updates item in the left menu of Programs and Features. Search for Internet Explorer 10, ...

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Easiest way to update a Registry value?
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The Reg command does what you require.

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When will WSL2 be officially released?
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It has been rolled out since 27th May https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/release-information/status-windows-10-2004 You can download it if it isn't offered through Windows Update https://www....

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Why does the Windows 10 App & Features list not know the size of every installed app?
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It's up to the program's installer to write this information in the Registry. If it doesn't, Windows will try to guess by looking in Program Files for folders with a similar name to the program. This ...

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waaaaaaay too many svchosts running and causing 1st logical cpu load to increase
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Starting with Windows 10 version 1703, 64bit systems with more than 3.5GB RAM run each service in its own service host. The resource saving rationale of running several services in the same host has ...

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