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Make two non fullscreen windows for RDP

I like using RDP windowed (it gives me easy access to my local pc). I set it on 1900x1100 and on a 1920x1200 I can still see the local machine's taskbar. Both machines are Win 10 Pro. However, I have ...
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Why does my Windows C drive space reduce dramatically from 1 GB left to just 64 MB left within 30 mins of booting?

I don't understand why I am getting this behaviour in my Windows 10. My C drive had 1 GB space left when I booted. Now, 30 minutes later, I get a low space warning; upon examining, I found I have only ...
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How to determine which file failed to copy?

I am copying a directory with hundreds of nested subdirectories using Windows Explorer (Windows 10). This takes a long time. I received an error dialog stating that a file cannot be copied. Try ...
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Why would an IIS hosted site prompt for AD account credential if accessed through a hostname or IP, but not through servername?

I have a webservice running in IIS hosted in a Windows 2016 Nano server. I can access the service just fine if I go through http://servername/service/health However, if i were to access it via http://...
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How can I include a command file (e.g. run.cmd) into an .msi executable to do remote and silent installations

I am not a windows admin, so I have no idea hot to unpack or repack msi files, or, if such a concept even exists. I have a problem in my hands and my desktop admins are not helping much. I have this ...
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Contact Folder in windows 10 version 1903

In file explorer in the new section of the ribbon under new item, the drop down window included the ability to create a new contact. This was removed with the latest update sent on 8/13/2019. How can ...
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Ant script exec returns -1073741515

I'm using Ant script in DevOps pipeline and the script stops with an exec return code of -1073741515 The error occurs when the executing [command]C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe /D /S /C ""C:\Program ...
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How can I retrieve the Windows product key out of a dead HDD

How can I get my Windows 10 product off of a HDD that is no longer working ? I am unable to recover any data from the hard drive.
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Can the environmental variables affect Windows 10 boot?(PATH edited)

Well...Last night i was messing with some Java programming and i had i problem launching my app from cmd..Then i searched on the web and everyone was saying to add at my environmental variables at my ...
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Cross Platform lightweight PDF reader [on hold]

I'm looking for lightweight PDF reader that I can view PDF files, highlight texts and add notes.I will be using that on MacOS, Window and Ubuntu. I have researched some PDF editor softwares but they ...
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New Folder option not working after uninstalling Q-Dir

I uninstalled Q-Dir for something I'm working on. When i tried the regular explorer, the New Folder is not working. Also tried the CTRL+N ; CTRL+SHIFT+N. Also tried updating regedit with this and ...
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windows 8.1 remove user data

I have 4 computers (Windows 8.1) that will be used for education purposes, smth. like one week courses. I created an user account that students will be using. What would be the easiest way to manage ...
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Unable to open System Environment Vars control panel

Just bought a new Windows 10 laptop. (Dell XPS 15 in case relevant.) Trying to add an entry to my PATH variable. The system is blocking me, saying insufficient permissions. (See screenshot.) My ...
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How to make scheduler job automatically started at Windows boot?

I have an app in windows server that I want to be launched at midnight using Scheduler. But the Scheduler jobs usually all stopped if I restart my computer. How to set the Scheduler so that the ...
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How to create a share for a Symbolic link

I have previously shared a folder within c:\Temp so it's accessible to anyone on our domain but now I've moved the files to my personal network drive so they are protected from deletion and I've sym ...

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