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In this video, we take a look at preparing your windows server 2019 core machine. We set the password for the administrator account on first use and use sconfig.cmd to configure the basic settings like joining a domain/workgroup and changing the computer name as well as changing the DNS settings.
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In this video we take a look at how to create multiple desktops in Windows 10. Using task view you can see the timeline by default and on the top we add new desktops and you can now rename them as well.
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Quite a timely release of this video. I have a client who's offices I recently moved from Windows 7 desktops to Windows 10. The employees are all very new to Windows 10 and don't know about all the advantages it offers. One of the things I'm sure they'll find useful is multiple desktops, so I'll be including a link to this video into an upcoming article and then making them all aware of it.

Thanks for making this. Endorsed.

Regards, Andrew
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In this windows insider preview we take a look at what enhancements have been done as well as the long list of fixes and the known issues. We also take a look at what I have been requesting that has not changed yet.
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Without a doubt, RamDisks have been the most misunderstood, but greatest upgrade and addition to any computer. They are at least 5 times faster than NVMe drives, 15 times faster than the fastest SSD, so why doesn't everybody have one?

If you don't have enough RAM to spare is one good reason.  But why don't you? If you told yourself, I never use more than 4 GB or 8 GB or ??  You ask yourself the wrong question. You should have asked "what can I do with more RAM?" and then investigated.

This video was produced on a 5-year old ASUS Z97-Pro, Intel 4790K OC'd to 4400 MHz,  with32 GB RAM, 16 GB dedicated to a RamDisk (A:\ drive). It's image file is on my D:\ is an Intel NVMe drive and my E:\ drive a hot swap WD SSD - E:\ is the slowest drive involved in copying 1100+files to A:\ and monitoring how quickly the image file was updated.
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Hi Ed,

I found this to be an excellent explanation about the benefits of a Ramdisk and will soon edit my article on Ramdisk use to include a link to this video as well as I feel it will compliment the information presented in my article.

Great work.

Endorsed!

Regards, Andrew
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In this build we take a look at what changed from build 19555. You will notice the start menu now shows your top applications which is nice instead of searching for it each time. Other than that there are general fixes and enhancements.
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In this windows insider preview build (19555) we take a look at what fixes and changes have been done in the OS.
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In this video we take a look at Windows Insider Preview 19551. What is working and what needs improving.
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Interesting observation about the fans speeding up in this build. Though I didn't really take much notice at the time, when I heard you mention it here, I realised that I'd had the same experience myself when I briefly tried out this build of Windows.
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In this video we take a look at the first build for this year, we showcase the new column under the details tab that shows you the architecture for each application.
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On February 1 of this year, Kofax acquired the Document Imaging Division of Nuance, which included OmniPage, PaperPort, and Power PDF. Kofax recently released the first version of PaperPort under its stewardship — Version 14.7 — and is permitting users of a retail version of Nuance PaperPort Professional 14.5 to upgrade to Kofax PaperPort Professional 14.7 at no cost. There is, however, an important caveat, which is documented in my Experts Exchange article:

Free in-place upgrade of Nuance PaperPort Professional 14.5 to Kofax PaperPort Professional 14.7

Please be aware of that caveat before attempting to upgrade to 14.7.

As you can see from its title, the article is about doing an in-place upgrade of 14.5 to 14.7, while this video is about doing an installation on a system where 14.5 is not currently installed, but, of course, still using your 14.5 product serial number to upgrade to 14.7 at no cost.

1. Read my EE article about upgrading


Free in-place upgrade of Nuance PaperPort Professional 14.5 to Kofax PaperPort Professional 14.7

There's an important caveat in there about doing the upgrade, as well as other valuable information that may be helpful prior to watching this video.

2. Download the free trial of PaperPort Professional 14.7

Visit the the Kofax website here:
https://www.kofax.com/Products/paperport/professional-trial-version

Download the installer for the free trial. Beware: it is huge — more than 1 GB!

3. Run the installer

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In this video we review the last Insider Preview build for 2019.
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In this video, we take a look at a system running Windows Insider and how many of the new enhancements look, for example, the fast search feature, the Microsoft store, notepad and the black theme in windows.
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My 100th publication here at Experts Exchange is an article that presents a program called ArticlesVideosEE, which is able to download the Title, number of Views, number of Endorsements, number of Points, number of Comments, and Date Published for each article and video whose link is in a list. You may read the article here:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

I also published a five-minute EE video Micro Tutorial with a demonstration of the program:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos--Demo

As you can see from the Title of the article and video, I enhanced the program after publishing the initial version to include columns for the number of Comments and the Date Published. There have also been three other enhancements:

• Ability to specify all the run-time parameters in a configuration file (config.ini) so that (i) the source code does not have to be modified to specify new options/settings and (ii) the Browse dialogs shown in the first video may be avoided.

• Support for a Command Line Interface (CLI) such that a different configuration file (not just config.ini) may be specified on the command line, thereby allowing great flexibility to run ArticlesVideosEE in a command/DOS prompt, a batch file (.bat), the Task Scheduler, programs/scripts, etc. — anywhere that a command line call can be made.

• Addition of a debugging parameter (
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Excellent video Joe and thank you or incorporating the enhancements I asked for in your program!

Endorsed!

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Andrew Leniart
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You're welcome, Andrew, and thanks back at you for your enhancement suggestions...definitely made the program better! Thanks, too, for the Endorsement and Approved accolade...both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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My 100th publication here at Experts Exchange is an article that presents a program called ArticlesVideosEE, which is able to download the Title, Views, Endorsements, and Points for each article and video whose link is in a list. You may read the article here:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

This video Micro Tutorial is a supplement to that article, providing a demonstration of the program.

1. Download and install AutoHotkey


If you do not already have AutoHotkey installed, read this EE article:

AutoHotkey - Getting Started

Follow the instructions in that article to download and install AutoHotkey.

2. Download the ArticlesVideosEE program


If you have not yet downloaded the ArticlesVideosEE program, read my EE article:

How to download number of Views, Endorsements, Points for Experts Exchange Articles and Videos

Download the ArticlesVideosEE program attached at the bottom of that article.

3. Create a plain text file with the URLs of your EE articles and videos


Following the instructions in my article, use Notepad (or whatever text editor you prefer) to create a file with the URL list (each article/video URL on a separate line).

4. Run the ArticlesVideosEE program


In Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you use), double-click the ArticlesVideosEE.ahk file to run it.

The above works because a standard installation of AutoHotkey (done in Step #1) associates the .AHK file extension with the AutoHotkey program.

Respond to the Browse For Folder prompt to navigate to the folder where you want the Results file stored.

Respond to the Browse For File
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I find this so useful to EE members that I've decided this is worthy of an Approved accolade Joe.

Congratulations and keep up the great work.

Regards,

Andrew Leniart
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Hi Andrew,
Thanks for the kind words, Endorsement, and Approved accolade...all very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked if it is possible to add a color bar/line across the top of every page of a PDF document. I provided two solutions in comments at that thread — one using an imaging program to create the color bar and Adobe Acrobat to put it on every page; another solution using Acrobat to do both. This video Micro Tutorial shows the latter method.

1. Create a PDF with a blank page


Run Adobe Acrobat.

Click Tools menu.

Click Create PDF icon.

Click Blank Page.

Click Create button.

2. Create the color bar/line


Click Tools menu.

Click Comment icon.

Click Draw rectangle tool on Comment toolbar.

Click Change color tool on Comment toolbar (opens color dialog).

Select Fills (click color).

Select Borders (click color).

Select Opacity level (move slider).

Click Change color tool on Comment toolbar (closes color dialog).

Position mouse at upper left starting point.

Drag mouse to lower right until you have the bar size that you want.

Click File>Save to save the color bar in a PDF file.

3. Apply color bar to every page of the target PDF


Open the target PDF in Acrobat.

Click Tools menu.

Click Edit PDF icon.

Click Watermark drop-down.

Click Add... menu item.

Step3 - Add Watermark dialog
Tick File radio button.

Click Browse button and navigate to the color bar file created in Steps 1 and 2.

Un-tick the Scale relative to target page (not needed since you made the bar the size that you want).

Click OK button.

4. Save file with color bar added


Do a File>Save or Save As
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In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member posted this requirement:
Script to Download a File Daily if file changes or updates.
Through an exchange of posts, we clarified the requirements and decided to use the latest version of the popular FileZilla product as the test case. The solution that I present in this video Micro Tutorial is specific to FileZilla, but with minor tweaking, the method will work for other products at other sites.

I wrote the script in the AutoHotkey scripting language. If you are not familiar with it, this Experts Exchange article will get you going on it:

AutoHotkey - Getting Started

The video and the script do not address the issue of daily checking. This is easily achieved by running the script as a task in the Windows Task Scheduler, with a Trigger set for every day (or whatever frequency you want). If you are not familiar with the Task Scheduler, this EE article will get you started on it:

How to use the Windows Task Scheduler - An Introduction

1. Download and install AutoHotkey


Read this Experts Exchange article:
AutoHotkey - Getting Started

2. Download the DownloadLatestFileZilla script


Download the plain text DownloadLatestFileZilla.ahk file attached to this Step.

Use a text editor to change the DownloadFolder:="X:\FileZilla\" assignment statement to have the location that you want.

DownloadLatestFileZilla.ahk

3. Run the DownloadLatestFileZilla script


In Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you use), double-click the DownloadLatestFileZilla.ahk
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In a previous video Micro Tutorial here at Experts Exchange, I presented my CapsLockOSD program, which is a utility that constantly shows the state of the CapsLock key (ON or OFF) in the system tray. This video Micro Tutorial presents a modified version of CapsLockOSD with two enhancements: (1) the ability to create a stand-alone executable (an EXE file) that can run on a system without AutoHotkey installed and (2) an option to run automatically whenever Windows starts. If you do not require either of these new features, you may stick with the previous version of the program.

Note: The video does not demonstrate how to compile the AHK source code into an EXE file, so I've included Steps 5 and 6 below to explain that.

1. View previous EE video Micro Tutorial


This video assumes knowledge of the previous video. Please view it here:
On-Screen Display for CapsLock State (On or Off)

2. Download the enhanced CapsLockOSD program and the icon files


Download the plain text CapsLockOSD.ahk file attached to this Step.

Download the CapsLockOSD.ico, CapsLockOFF.ico, and CapsLockON.ico icon files attached to this Step.

Put all four files in the same folder.

CapsLockOSD.ahk
CapsLockOSD.ico
CapsLockOFF.ico
CapsLockON.ico

3. Test the previous features


Test all the features of CapsLockOSD as shown in my previous video to confirm that they all work correctly in this enhanced version.

4. Test the new feature that starts CapsLockOSD with Windows


Right-click the CapsLockOSD icon, then left-click Start with Windows.

Right-click the CapsLockOSD icon again and confirm that the Start with Windows menu item is checked.

Restart Windows and confirm that CapsLockOSD is running.

5. Compile the CapsLockOSD program

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In a thread here at Experts Exchange, a member posted this question:
I use a wireless keyboard. I need a utility that will constantly display the state of the caps lock key on my monitor. ... Can anyone recommend a program that will accomplish this for me?
The AutoHotkey program that I present in this video (called CapsLockOSD) accomplishes the task.

Update on 19-May-2019: I enhanced CapsLockOSD with two features: (1) the ability to create a stand-alone executable (an EXE file) that can run on a system without AutoHotkey installed and (2) an option to run automatically whenever Windows starts. If you require either of these new features, please visit my new video Micro Tutorial:

On-Screen Display for CapsLock State (On or Off) - Enhanced

However, please view this video first, as it lays the groundwork for the new video. Of course, if you do not require either of the new features, you may stick with the version presented in this video.

1. Download and install AutoHotkey


If you do not already have AutoHotkey installed, read this Experts Exchange article:
AutoHotkey - Getting Started

2. Download the CapsLockOSD program and the icon files


Download the plain text CapsLockOSD.ahk file attached to this Step.

Download the CapsLockOFF.ico and CapsLockON.ico icon files attached to this Step.

Put all three files in the same folder.

CapsLockOSD.ahk
CapsLockOFF.ico
CapsLockON.ico

3. Run the CapsLockOSD program


In Windows/File Explorer (or whatever file manager you use), double-click the CapsLockOSD.ahk file to run it.

The above works because a standard installation of AutoHotkey (done in Step 1) associates the AHK
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How to fix incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse
While installing Eclipse in windows, got one error like above and unable to proceed with the installation.
This video describes how to successfully install Eclipse.

How to solve incompatible JVM issue while installing Eclipse.
Error - Version 1.7 is not compatible with this product. Version 1.8 or higher required.
Solution- lets follow the steps to solve it.
- Go to google.com search for JAVA SE 8 and download
- As shown in the video select the 64 bit JDK and download
- Follow the steps to Install the JDK as shown in Video.
- Once installed JDK successfully
- Then download 64bit Eclipse and install it.
- Now you have successfully installed JDK and Eclipse
- Eclipse should open now without any issue.
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If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you!

In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn you how to quickly and easily identify fonts that are used on any web page you visit, as well as how to download those fonts from Google’s fonts collection site with a couple of mouse clicks, so long as Google has them available.

The video also covers how to install downloaded fonts into Windows so that they can be used in any text editing software you have that allows you to select different fonts.

I plan to also write an illustrated article tutorial on this topic, so if you prefer reading and viewing screen shots as opposed to video learning, then head over to my article How to Identify Fonts on a website and download them.

Please enjoy the video..

1. (00:33) Install the Fount Java Script button into your browser

Browse over to FOUNT in your browser and follow the instructions on the page to install the the free "fount" button.

2. (01:03) Identify the Font you're interested in

On any web page containing the font you're interested in, click your newly installed fount button and then click on the font text you want to identify

3. (01:40) Click the Google Fonts link if available

If the View fonts on Google Fonts link becomes available to you, then Google has a copy of the font available for download. Click the link to be taken to the font download area. If the link is not there, then you will need to do a manual search to find out where you can obtain the font elsewhere.

4. (01:50) Download the Font from Google Fonts

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by:Basem Khawaja
Very smart expert.
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Thanks Basem, I'm glad you found it useful and thank you for endorsing the video! Much appreciated. :)

Regards, Andrew
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Pawel from AdRem Software explains what is WMI and how you can pull very detailed hardware and software information from remote Windows computers without installing any software on them. Key concepts explained: WMI, remote information access, agent-less network monitoring. WMI-enabled software examples include free WMI Tools and NetCrunch network monitor.
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In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar.

1. Introducing and finding the Windows 10 Snipping Tool

Instruction on how to find and use the built in Windows Snipping Tool.

2. Example capture process

A step by step example of a typical Snipping Tool capture process and when it might be useful.

3. Make the Snipping Tool readily available

How to make the Snipping Tool readily available by pinning it to the Windows Task Bar.
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Great article. Keep up the good work Andrew.
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In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface.

1. Change Cursor Thickness

Step by step instructions on improving Cursor visibility.

2. Change Mouse Pointer settings with Ease of Access Centre

Step by step instructions on changing Mouse Pointer settings using the Ease of Access Centre tool.

3. Change remaining Mouse settings

Adjusting the remaining mouse options using the Settings tool in Control Panel in Windows 10 not covered by the first two steps.
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Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade or two, we've accumulated and shared many 10s of thousands of pictures. And in an effort to begin managing them, it seemed that finding and deleting duplicates was a pretty good start. Easier said than done.

About 8 or 9 years ago, I wrote a program that enumerated all files of a type (extension) in any drive (or folder). Once all the file names are "listed", I added a section to then get an MD5 hash of each file. As each file is hashed, it writes 4 pieces of data to a tab (or comma) delimited text file:
32h byte hash,  file size,  file name,  full file name.

1. Select Drive

When you run DupeFF.exe, all available drive letters will be listed down the left side - choose one.

2. Select a Folder

You can search entire drives, or select a specific folder. Whatever you select will be searched entirely including all sub-folders.

3. Select a File Type

You can search for any file type. If you want to select ALL files (all types),
click the last type "*" listed. Or select any other type by entering the extension where the "*" is. To select any excel spreadsheet type, enter "xl*" (it will find xls, xlsm, xlsb, etc.)

4. Click the #4 Enumerate File List button

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In a recent question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video Micro Tutorial shows how to do it by adding a custom Run command to NPP. The method may easily be extended to any programming/scripting language that is callable via the command line with a parameter for the source code file name. A second example of this technique is included in the video for running a batch file (.BAT) in NPP.

1. Click the Run menu, then click the first item — Run...


After running NPP and performing the actions above, you will have this dialog:

Step1

2. Browse to the AutoHotkey executable


Click the ... button and navigate to AutoHotkey.exe, which is in C:\Program Files\AutoHotkey\ in a standard installation (but may, of course, be in a different folder on your system).

Step2

3. Add a parameter for the full path of the file in the current tab


You will now have this dialog box:

Step3a
Go to the end of the AutoHotkey.exe file name in the box and add this (including the quote marks):

"$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"

Be sure to make it all upper case.

Step3b

4. Save the new Run command


Click the Save... button, which gives you this dialog:

Step4
Give the new, custom Run command a name (I chose AHK in the video) and assign it to a hotkey (if you wish) by ticking CTRL and/or ALT and/or SHIFT, then one of the keys in the drop-down. When you have an OK button that is not grayed out, click it, then click Cancel to close the dialog.

5. Repeat Steps 1-4 for other programming/scripting languages


The video shows how to do it for batch (BAT) files, namely:

cmd /c "$(FULL_CURRENT_PATH)"

You may, of course, do it for other programming/scripting languages.

Step5
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Nice.  I use AutoHotKeys and NotePad++ and they're great programs for what I do at my job.  Good video, Joe!
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Hi Kyle,
Thanks for the compliment and the endorsement — both very much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
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Great video submission, Kimberley!  Congratulations.  Your video has been Approved and is now published on Experts Exchange.  Feel free to share this video by selecting the social sharing icons.
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