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Mouse sensitivity ignored when using HDMI KVM switch

I have a really weird issue a TESmart HDMI KVM switch. Because you don't want the mouse to be seen as plugged/unplugged every time you switch devices, it has a special USB input for your mouse and ...
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How to trigger an event when an ISO is mounted on windows? [closed]

I need to run a windows service when a particular ISO is mounted. I know that an Event Trigger can be defined to do something like this but I couldn't find an event to subscribe to. How can I detect ...
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On Startup this message pops up : “how do you want to open this .vbs file”

I got my laptop back from a friend who might have put a vb script to prank to me or something I deleted the script right away, but now how do you want to open this .vbs file message pops up every time ...
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Windows, how to bypass login on restart

I am writing a batch file, this batch file will be distributed to many computers in our company by a agent software, and run on them. It will install some patches on target computer, and need five ...
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Moving files on NTFS reveals multiple conflicting versions

I just want to understand how this could have happened, apologies if this is not the correct question format. I tried moving a large folder from one NTFS partition to another. The process was briefly ...
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Kali Linux + Windows-To-Go Multiboot USB?

I just bought a Patriot 256GB USB. I want to run Kali Linux (with encrypted persistence) and Windows To Go (Server 2019 or Windows 10.) I've used YUMI and Sardu for multiple Linux Live USB and ...
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Hide mobile hotspot ssid on windows 10

My windows 10 laptop is connected to an ethernet connection i am using mobile hotspot on windows to get a connection for my phone. My problem that I don't want this ssid to be noticed is there any way ...
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Create a windows 10 bootable installation media with latest updates

How can I create a windows 10 bootable installation media with latest updates along with it ? So that when I have to use it at places with slow internet connections, I don't have to sit there for ever....
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Operating System Icon Size Change: Changing the size of tiles view in Windows 10

My question pertains to changing default logo sizes in Windows 10. And I am not asking about changing using the scroll and ctrl keys, I have tried all that stuff out already. I wish to change the size ...
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can not boot windows 7 by usb also can not load current debian os

I installed debian as my laptop os and i want remove it and install windows 7 as my os, i created bootable USB and ssd card and tested them with different kind of .iso files by generating softwares ...
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“CD /D !var!” not working at all in Batch script

What I want: cd !pathname! This should change directory to the path. Of course, on other drives this does not work in one line without cd /D !pathname!. My test/debug code looks as follows: cls set @...
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What else can stop me from accessing my WIndows 7 etc/hosts file?

Microsoft have recently rolled out a ridiculous change to Windows Defender which "detects" the deliberate blocking (via the hosts file) of Microsoft and other telemetry domains as an "...
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Epic game launcher “IS NOT A VALID SHORT FILE NAME”

Hello iam trying to install epic game launcher but i get "SteamLibrary" is not valid short file name. I have no idea what "SteamLibrary" got to do with epic game launcher. When ...
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The proper way to configure a Fibre Channel connection between a Windows 2019 Server and FreeNAS

I followed this wonderful resource to enable Fibre Channel support within FreeNAS, even though I realize Fibre Channel isn't officially supported in FreeNAS. My intention is to link this FreeNAS ...
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Audio bitrate changes when converting from mkv to mp4 in ffmpeg

can anybody help me. Whenever I convert mkv x264 to mp4, the audio bitrate changes to 128kbps aac when the original bitrate is 265kbps. I did the -c:a copy to just copy the audio but it changes the ...
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Cannot communicate between network switches

I have quite a strange predicament and would appreciate any help. First of all, I have a home router with fast internet and we are "sharing" this internet to our business 0.7 miles down ...
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How to change the torrent file name to the file/folder it's downloading?

For example, there is a torrent named: 1894515619841.torrent and the file it's downloading is called "xxxxxxxxxxxxx" so what I would like to do is change that 1894515619841.torrent to ...
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How do I activate a window without bringing it to the foreground?

I find it frustrating while multitasking that when I activate a window and it covers the other one I was on. On linux, especially with Plasma Desktop, I can set the focus to follow the mouse and set ...
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Windows 10 Folder disappeared after renaming

On my F: drive I renamed a folder from "mods" to "modsX" back to "mods". But after doing so, that folder just disappeared. Im using a rather new HDD. I tried pressing F5 ...
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Recycle causes fullscreen app to un-fullscreen

I use recycle.exe or nircmd moverecyclebin to delete files from the command line to the recycle bin. The problem is that if I'm using adobe flash(not sure if it causes problems with html5 players) ...
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How to assign full permissions to a folder on portable hard drive?

I am unable to start the MySQL service and found this answer, which requires assigning Full Control permissions for the data folder, but my data folder is on a portable hard drive and doesn't have a ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 from re-enabling serivces [duplicate]

I am on Windows 10 Home, Version 1909. I did quite a bit of research on how to completely disable windows updates. This involved disabling the following services Background Intelligent Transfer ...
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Will DNS failing lead to LLMNR broadcast at any cases?

If somehow DNS were to respond errors like no IP found for this hostname or dns runtime error something similar to that, even if it is a link like www.google.com does LLMNR use broadcast after DNS ...
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Install SSL Cert on Windows 2016

I have an on-premise Windows 2016 Server where I'm running my Web API as a service (IIS is not installed). I have several files that I'm not sure what to do with. server.cer server.crt server.p7b ...
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Why doesn't assoc work here to disassociate a file type association?

I associated a file extension with an app (.txt2 with notepad) by creating a file and naming it a.txt2, clicking it, and selecting notepad as its default app. Then I tried to disassociate it from ...
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Where can I find a good blue light controller for Windows? [closed]

I have been using the Windows Night light for a few years now. I found that it was kind of a pain to always have to go into the settings to make it darker (as in less blue light, not brightness) for ...
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Is WER able to capture a full user-mode crash dump if not enough RAM is available?

Windows Error Reporting (WER) allows for automatic user-mode crash dump collection in the event an application crashes: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/wer/collecting-user-mode-dumps ...
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How to install a client certificate for a service account

I'm building an application that needs to access a third-party webservice, for which I have a client certificate. This works if I run the application from my own account, but eventually, the ...
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Windows Exploit Protection: what is SEHOP setting: “TelemetryOnly” for?

I'm reading into the different exploit protection methods from Microsoft. One is SEHOP, if I check it e.g. with PS: Get-ProcessMitigation -System I get: ... SEHOP: Enable ...
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Docker Desktop WSL2 volume mapping not working

I'm running Docker Desktop with WSL2 backend. I'm trying to run a docker-compose.yml which looks like the following: version: '3.8' services: foo-service: volumes: - /home/foo:/var/lib/foo ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 LTS WSL2 Windows 10 Networking/connectivity issue

fresh install Linux mybox 4.19.104-microsoft-standard #1 SMP Wed Feb 19 06:37:35 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I am unable to ping. it seems that there are no netplan configs, the folder is ...
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Easily display icons from a DLL or EXE in registry format without external tools

Is there any way to read icons from a DLL or EXE in registry format like shell32.dll,48 or explorer.exe,6? I would like to avoid external tools.
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How might a bash.exe appear in system32 of Windows 10? [closed]

I just discovered that running bash on one of my Windows machines launches a bash terminal. Apparently this is running a bash.exe in Windows/system32. I'm assuming Win10 does not by default come with ...
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How to integrate Powershell 7 with Windows Explorer?

How do I integrate Powershell 7 with Windows Explorer ? I have installed Powershell 7 but it is not integrated with Windows (when I open default Powershell console from Windows Explorer it starts ...
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In Windows, what are the purposes of file extensions?

As far as I know, in Linux filename extensions don't have any special meaning to the operating system. It helps users to identify the file, of course, but the OS itself simply does not care about it (...
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Microphone voice playback not working?

I'm trying to get mic playback with my Arctis 3 so I can hear my voice as I talk. I've been trying to follow these tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxW03z-uZBc https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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Prevent Ips from connecting more than once to specific port on WIndows [closed]

I'm getting a ddos attack on my Windows Server targeted to a specific port. I'm not very experienced in handling ddos attacks, using netstat I discovered that this attack is flooding a specific port (...
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How do i disable Windows 7 from taking screenshots?

My laptop keeps on taking screenshots. Several keys, when pressed, would take a screenshot, essentially functioning as the "prt sc" key as well as their main function (for example the key &...
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Shrinking C parittion value didn't work

I was not able to shrink C partition value on C drive. This youtube video solved the problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyz_7Dg2yu4&t=42s I was only allowed to have a maximum of 2 partitions ...
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Open PHP Storm on bash command-line without output

Since hours I'm trying to run my phpstorm from commandline, without having any output at all. Reason: Every day when I come to work, I have multiple tools to start... 2 different vagrant machines, ...
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Secure Windows PC on the netwrok

I need to expose my PC through TeamViewer. However, I don't want this PC to have any connections to my other devices in the network. I only want for that PC to have access to the Internet all other ...
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Why do spaces in file make it failed transfer and getting file size mismatch error

I'm using IBM datapower and have an XML file which I transfer via FTP and getting the following error File size mismatch 86232 bytes read, SIZE reports 89964 I already tried to check if it is an EOL ...
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How can i resize the windows size when it's on 25% window size mode and without View bar

How can i resize the windows size when it on 25% window size mode and without View Bar I clicked hyper-v virual machine connection > view bar > and click size 25% by accident then system don'...
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Windows 10, 4K tv as second monitor issue

I have Latitude E5520. I connected 55" 4K tv to HDMI cable and windows works fine with TV as second monitor for like 10 seconds and TV goes black showing "Weak or No Signal". It happens ...
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Unable to echo with different colors for batch file

When i run the batch file on VS code, the color does not appear and shows the raw code. echo off echo %ESC%[42mCan support unscramble your logs?%ESC%[0m When i run the code manually, it does not show ...
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Would turning off windows startup service type that ensure the service will not run on system starting up

Would turning off windows startup service type that ensure the service will not run on system starting up? e.g I'd like to close a software all service but I afraid of it could be stay somewhere in ...
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Assertion failure on service [Ubuntu 20.04]

I am trying to run a service that auto mounts my google drive to an NTFS drive that is shared with windows - and windows mounts it on the same folder using google backup tool (which is not available ...
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What's not right with my custom mouse acceleration registry edit?

Basically, what I'm trying to do is tweak the Windows mouse acceleration so it lowers my non-gaming mouse's speed from 1000 DPI to 400 DPI. I've come into this solution and using a special graph ...
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Recursive Folders in Windows 10

In my Windows 10 machine, somehow, I have a recursive folder structure like this: C:\Win2008SP1 C:\Win2008SP1\C:\Win2008SP1 C:\Win2008SP1\C:\Win2008SP1\C:\Win2008SP1 I checked "C" drive or &...
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Prevent windows 10 from locking with usb stick [closed]

Quick clarification of the problem: I work in company and our pc's are managed by administrator. What do i need is to prevent windows from locking. I can not run exe files, open registry or other ...

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