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Windows's notification area showing a lot of icons

I used to have just a small amount of icons in the notification area, now I have lot. It's as if it shows every program running. I don't want this, but I cannot find a way to remove all the ...
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Location is unavailable

I tried opening my "videos" folder on my system under "This PC" and I get the "location is not available,access denied" message,I try to access the "security option" in "properties" and it says you ...
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Not able to create a virtual machine using VMware [on hold]

I'm trying to create a new virtual machine (Red Hat Linux 7 64bit) using VMware Workstation 14 on a HP laptop running Windows 8. After the installation of the VM, the installation summary window (...
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How to prevent automatic reboot [closed]

System updates are good and one should not avoid them. Company policy do address that. There are couple of computers that shall disobey such rule for a damn good reason. Is there a way how to ...
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Is there any possibility to create profiles of displays interdependence in Windows 8.1

I have 3 displays. I use 2 of them always in normal horisontal (landscape) orientation, but I use the 3rd display sometimes in horisontal (landscape) and sometimes in vertical (portrait) orientaion. ...
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Windows 8.1 installation over LAN using Serva [closed]

I have followed all the steps mentioned in the following youtube video to install Windows 8.1 over LAN using serva: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWtNVgdxFqU I configured everything as given in ...
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How can I prevent Windows responding to a mouse media button?

Background: I broke two fingers on my right hand recently, and have mallet splints on them. My mouse has a couple of media buttons on them for email and internet: Right beside my temporarily-...
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RAM Compatibility issues

Is Hynix 2Gb 2Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-1333 and Hynix 2GB 1Rx8 PC3-10600S-9-11-B2 RAMs compatible? I am using Dell Inspiron N4050 (quite old laptop as of now). Also can anyone explain what does this mean ...
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In Windows 8, can you disable the new network connections sidebar and restore the classic connection dialog?

Windows 8 introduced a sidebar for connecting to network connections such as VPNs, as shown in the screenshot below. Is it possible to get rid of this sidebar and restore the normal Windows 7 style ...
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move boot manager to the hard drive with installed windows

I've got Windows 8 installed on SSD. For some reason Windows Boot Manager is located on a separate HDD. I am not sure why it happened though. Is there a way to bring boot manager to SSD?
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How to use .bat to open default program?

Is it possible (using cmd or .bat) to automatically open a text file using the default Windows application? For example, when opening a .html file, if Chrome is my default browser, the .html will ...
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How to get the Windows username having the user's First and Last name

I am not a server admin, just a user in AD. I have another user's First and Last name. I need to know that person's windows username. Is it possible? I have searched and found the user in AD using "...
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How to make system restore point that will not be deleted after newer points created?

I use Windows 8.1 System restore deletes old point when creates a new one. I want to manually create a new point that will not be deleted after the creation of newer points. How to do that?
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I can connect to VPN using openvpn but I can't get internet

I cannot ping google.com or bing.com while connected to my VPN or access any website. I can connect to my VPN, but I do not have internet access while connected. Below is what I have tried Disabling ...
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Document smears as I scroll in Acrobat Reader DC

Whenever I open a file in Acrobat Reader DC (Windows 8.1), everything starts fine with no errors, except that the document doesn't actually display--it's just a blank white space in the area where the ...

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