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Hi Experts,

I realized that lately my pc is reacting very slow to my keystrokes, especially when using the mouse to move objects in Access forms, any idea what can be the reason?

I checked task manager and CPU usage is low, and RAM is not to high either..

PS. Windows 7 Pro, NO VIRUS as per AVG..

Thanks in advance.
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Where can I find the driver for this printer? I googled it but can't find the installation files.
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Is there a way to convert a permon .blg file into a report that I can email to management? I have used the PAL utility to generate the .html file but, the .blg file it is reading is 125MB. I need a way to take the PAL report and make it into a document that I can provide to management.

Thanks
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Can someone recommend a good free disk partition software to increase the volume size on my C Partition in server 2012
I cannot use diskpart / disk management as the free space created by shrinking an existing volume would not produce a contiguous sector for the C partition to expand into
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I know this is a security risk, but I am wondering if there is any free web page system that I can install that automatically lists all services and applications installed on the system that it runs on? This is for my private network, because I often forget what I install on my servers and I don't want to spend time keeping track of everything in a database or excel file. Would be nice to just open a web page hosted on the server and see a auto generated list. I use mostly Debian.
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Hi Team

Have to migrate the TFS 2013 work items to VSTS 2015 online - Web version.

Not sure whether any automation is available or do we have some sequence of steps to migrate the Codes, Change-set, History, test cases etc

Need some pointers to make this migration.

Thanks
Srinivasan Baskaran
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I originally wrote this article to compare SARDU and YUMI, but have now added Easy2Boot, since that is the one I currently use and find the easiest to create and alter.
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On my primary Windows 10 system I'm running a two screen system.

I'd like a util that restricts my mouse cursor to my main screen.  Preferably free.  And if possible unloadable from the screen if I decide that I 'd like to the mouse to venture across to the second screen.

Any recommendations for such a util?  Preferably one that has been used by you.
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When I try running windows update I get an error Windows update cannot ... because the service is not running.
I check the service is running.
I followed this article https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/971058/how-do-i-reset-windows-update-components got errors on lot of dll
(If this is a big job maybe should I give the owner a choice to do a fresh install,  a fresh install with applications should not be more than 4 hours)
Window 7
WinUpdate.JPG
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I used PrintKey Pro for several years, but the version I have does not seem to be compatible with a three monitor Windows 7 system.

I am mostly interested in selecting areas of the screen to copy and paste into instruction sheets.


Thanks.
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Hello all,

I have application which is throwing error after removing admin rights. I want to know what exactly the application is doing.

Thanks
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Hello all,

I have a application failing, I want to what is it trying to do?
I downloaded sysinternals process monitor, never used that before.
What should I take from that, what filters I need to use?

Thanks
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Calling all System Administrators!!

We are excited for SysAdmin Day on July 28th! To celebrate, we are compiling the best SysAdmin stories from our community. We would love the opportunity to showcase your heroic tales of crazy problems you solved to keep the tech world going in our upcoming blog piece.  

Comment below or message us before Friday July 21st at 12pm PST to have your story included.
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Thanks! We are looking for stories from within the EE community!
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Not sure if this really counts, because I wasn't the SysAdmin in this scenario; instead, I was the problematic user! But here goes: back when I was a student at CalPoly, we had access to the school's UNIX system for things like our email. I had taken the C and UNIX class, so I knew my way around the command line enough to do more than just use PINE to check my email. I also really liked the SETI @ Home project, so I got the UNIX version of the client and installed it on my account on the school's system and would just let it run.

I think maybe I had it going for a month and I have no idea what sort of resources it was taking up. I imagine it wasn't really all that bad, but eventually, a SysAdmin did shut it down and told me not to do that again...

I imagine college SysAdmins have to deal with a lot of shenanigans like that! :-D
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A customer of mine has a malware infested Windows 10 OS and would like me to reload the Win 10 OS so that all applications and data that are currently installed will remain in place.

How can this be done?
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I have removed virus infected hard drives from Windows 10 laptops and have connected them as secondary hard drives to another Windows 10 desktop.

 The malware, spyware, adware, and viruses have been removed from these previously infected Win 10 hard drives. Now when these hard drives are scanned there are no threats detected.

Please provide me with the instructions for using AutoRuns.exe to analyze the startup items for these offline Windows 10 hard drives.
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I have removed virus infected hard drives from Windows 10 laptops and have connected them as secondary hard drives to another Windows 10 desktop.

 The malware, spyware, adware, and viruses have been removed from these previously infected Win 10 hard drives. Now when these hard drives are scanned there are no threats detected

 What is the correct syntax for running the SFC command to repair the Windows 10 operating system on these slaved Windows 10 hard drives? I would like to make sure that any additional OS damage or corruption is also repaired.

 When I run the SFC command within a Windows 10 OS I use the following syntax:

 SFC /scannow

 Please provide me with the correct syntax for running the SFC command within Windows 10 for Windows 10 hard drives that are connected as secondary drives.
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I have removed virus infected hard drives from Windows 10 laptops and have connected them as secondary hard drives to another Windows 10 desktop.

The malware, spyware, adware, and viruses have been removed from these previously infected Win 10 hard drives. Now when these hard drives are scanned there are no threats detected

What is the correct syntax for running the DISM command to repair the Windows 10 operating system on these slaved Windows 10 hard drives? I would like to make sure that any additional OS damage or corruption is also repaired.

When I run the DISM command within a Windows 10 OS I use the following syntaxes:

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Scanhealth

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restorehealth

Please provide me with the correct syntax for running the DISM command within Windows 10 for Windows 10 hard drives that are connected as secondary drives.
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I have a 233Gb zipped file.... Can you recommend a tool that will allow me to view the compressed files and choose only the ones I want to extract?
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How can I Reset forgotten local administrator user password in window 2008
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Recently my one and only 1 TB hard drive failed.  I bought a 2 TB hard drive to replace it and was able to restore my system via a Carbonite image.  

My confusion is that when I open "My Computer" and look at drive C:, its size is reported as  919 GB.  However, using the Disk Management tool tells me the following regarding healthy partitions:

78 MB, OEM partition

12.25 GB NTFS Recovery partition, system, active, primary partition

1850.69 GB NTFS OS (C: ) OS partition boot, page file, crash dump, primary partition


So what is actual size of drive C: ?  Is there any way to access the entire 2 TB of disk space?

(By the way, I am using Windows 7 Home Premium on a Dell XPS computer.)
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I'm looking for zipping tools that could create zips with password
for OS/400 R7  platform so that sensitive data in files are encrypted
& when we sftp over to Windows/Unix, the encrypted zipfiles are
sent over : for PCI-DSS compliance, we want data at rest to be
encrypted both at AS400 & the Windows/Unix ends.

Ideally the zipping tool can be called by RPG & Cobol

In Unix, we can 'pipe' data stream directly into a zip; would be good
to have this feature for the AS400 tool.  

Also, we have tons of logs (eg: audit trails) taking up valuable space
in AS400 so this zipping can hopefully reduce the size of these
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SYSTEM
Windows 7 Ultimate
NTFS Boot C:\ Drive
Desktop Machine, 5.25 Inch HDD, 500 GB

BACKGROUND
Originally, I formatted the drive with two partitions of about 250 GB each.
One of the partitions is bootable with the OS on it. The other partition was for data only.

I used:  Control Panel > Admin Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
to Remove the Data Partition.

Then I tried to Extend Volume on the Boot partition to include the now empty data partition, but there is a message saying the space is limited.
You can only extend the volume to the available space shown below because your disk cannot be converted to dynamic or the volume being extended is a boot or system volume.
The space shown is only 250 GB total. So no extension is possible using Win 7 Disk Management.

QUESTION
I need to extend the boot partition to include the space just released by the other partition. The total space of the boot partition needs to be 500 GB, the full size of the disk (except for the "Reserved System" space of about 100 MB.) Is there a tool that makes this possible?

NOTE
I will be using Clone Zilla to clone this hard drive as I have done in the past. Not sure if there is a way to extend the size of the boot partition using that tool. I do not want to clone the disk 1::1 at the moment until this is resolved.
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In real business world data are crucial and sometimes data are shared among different information systems. Hence, an agreeable file transfer protocol need to be established.
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Hello everyone,
I'm looking for an easier way to connect to my HP ProCurve switches for monitoring and configuring via my workstation.
I know I can take a laptop and connect to each one to set a static IP and get SNMP enabled, but I'm looking for a more efficient way to accomplish these tasks.  Any ideas?

Thanks,
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System Utilities

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System Utilities are a type of system software used to support the computer infrastructure, distinguishing it from application software which is aimed at directly performing tasks that benefit ordinary users. Commonly used utilities include password managers, disk managers, system monitors, data synchronization tools, security and antivirus software and editors.