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Mounting Network Drive for another user as Administrator

I need to mount a network drive for another user when logged in as the Administrator. I tried using runas /user:<user> cmd to launch cmd as the different user, and then net use S: \\<address&...
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Why Microsoft has announced to completely stop support of PHP 8.0 & beyond on windows? [closed]

Why Microsoft has announced to completely stop support of PHP 8.0 & beyond on windows? The article all over the net hasn't described any single reason for the same. What's the future of PHP? What'...
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How to set up a 5ghz hotspot while connected to a 2.4ghz router?

Whenever I select the 5ghz band and try to create a mobile hotspot in Windows 10 I get this error: "The selected network band isn't available". I have an Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 ...
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Exclude specific file types or large files from OneDrive syncing

As described in the title I would like to exclude some files from syncing to my (personal) OneDrive to save some space. I have some folders that I wish to sync but in some of them there are quite ...
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A lot of my windows drivers have expired dates for the certificate, and some are not even signed, is this normal?

I just gathered all the drivers in my system32/drivers folder and checked their certificate (my windows is updated and its a windows 10 x64) But i found that so many of them have expired certificate! ...
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Mapped drives are not visible for administrator in Windows 2000

I've a laptop (without internet connection) that still runs with the good old Windows 2000. I'm logged in with the user 'John' and I map a network drive: net use x: \\myserver\myshare. When I do net ...
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How come ADB can't access files without enabling USB debugging, but the Windows Explorer can?

I've tried backing up my Android (Note 8) device using ADB. I've noticed that Developer Mode > USB Debugging must be enabled in order to even communicate with the device. However, it seems that ...
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How to transfer unallocated space to C: partition on Windows 10 after booting up a clone?

I hope I've come to the right place. Recently, I bought a 1 TB SSD that I switched out with my old 256 GB SSD. I put a bootable clone of the 256 GB drive on the 1 TB drive. However, my C: partition ...
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Windows 10: Cant enable Developer Mode since this setting is managed by my organisation

Recently i came across a problem. I'm trying to enable my Developer Mode, unfortunately, my organisation doesn't allow it. First of all, this is a personal computer and is not bound to any ...
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Windows application configured to run on startup does not automatically start after rebooting from commandline

I have a remote Windows 10 machine which is always on, and is configured to run automatically the qBittorrent client on startup. If I want to reboot the machine, I can do it by accessing it via ...
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ffmpeg fails when executing example command to convert using VP8

I am following the tutorial here, and executing the first example command yeilds an error. The ffmpeg version I have has libvpx and libvorbis enabled. When I run this command: ffmpeg -i aaa.mp4 -c:v ...
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Files and programs disappeared after windows 10 update

I need help for my parent computer. They have windows 10. After an update installation all downloaded files were deleted also some programs remained and some were deleted. Since then after every ...
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Powershell jobs, scriptblock and exe program flags

I wanted to run two tasks from one Powershell, and I'm grateful to a member providing me with an answer. For simplicity, they used/copied the Start-Sleep routine I'd quoted. I thought it would be a ...
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Hibernation without an elevated command prompt

In this question you can see how to put the Windows in a half-hibernated situation but not only does it not fully hibernate but also it requires an elevated command prompt but if you even login as ...
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My installed SSD (256gb) is different from my usable SSD (190gb) [closed]

I have a laptop with 256gb installed SSD, but up until about a few days ago, I have only been able to use 190gb's of that 256gb's. Please help.

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