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Need help with command line Windows Component Installation

Q: Need help with command line Windows Component Installation

I am trying to install the LPR monitoring windows component through the command line. I so figured out that the dll files that get copied over are lpdsvc.dll and lprmon.dll, However after I copy them to the c:\windows\system32 directory half the time the windows component adder still wants to look into the CD? How do I get around this and am I miss any files?

I am also look for a pure command line version of Print Migrator 3.1 that does not pop up a dialog box.

Here is what I have below, However I need to see about creating an if statement that will check to see it is already installed, but I dont have a clue to check for it?


@echo off
copy LPDSVC.DLL c:\windows\system32\
copy LPRMON.DLL c:\windows\system32\
sysocmgr /i:sysoc.inf /u:unattended.txt /q
printmig -r hub-120-bwq.cab
Netoc = on

lpdsvc = 1

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Is it possible to install printers using printui.dll command line using the bundled windows 7 printer drivers that come with the OS or from the update drivers that can be obtained from Windows Update? I have done this before using the printer drivers
and inf file that I've downloaded from a vendor site. But I need to install several printers that come bundled with the Windows 7, that don't have a corresponding download anymore on the vendor site. A couple examples would be the
Lexmark Optra M410 or Xerox 3250. I need to find out how to install a new printer object and then simply install additional drivers of various models without creating a new printer object.

A:Command line installation of printer drivers via printui.dll

take a look there, think thats what you wanna do

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I want to hide this. I'm running a python progam (if that matters) and it always has that open on my taskbar. I want to hide it. I don't care where it goes or how much time it takes, I just want to hide it. So I never have to deal with it. Maybe make it a system process or something? I don't know.

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Anybody know the command to copy a disk? Like Linux = cp /dev/sda /dev/sdb , or dd xyz -> xyx

What's the Windows command line syntax for this copy task?

A:Command line to clone disk? COMMAND line; NOT 3rd party app.

No. Don't believe that is built in. The latest Windows versions have imaging software built in with a GUI.

Or, DD For Windows

Free system imaging/backup software:

Macrium Reflect (Free)
O&O Disk Image Express
Comodo Time Machine
Clonezilla Live (A bootable CD of Debian with Clonezilla.)
Paragon Backup & Recovery
Drive Image XML
PING (Partimage is not Ghost)
Partition Saving

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I've read many posts about how to resolve issues attempting to install .net 3.5 features on Windows 8 in a corporate environment where an alternate WSUS location is specified by group policy.
On the client, you're supposed to set "Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair" in gpedit, which I HAVE gotten working.
However, I'd like to set my domain policy to this same setting so I needn't set it on all clients manually.  The setting isn't there under "Default Domain Policy"
Figuring it was a schema version for AD, and AD was missing Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 specific settings, I ran adprep /forestprep, /domainprep (told me there was no work to do), and /domainprep /gpprep (told me there was no work to do).
The "Specify settings for optional component installation and component repair" setting is still not available.  How do make this setting aware to AD?

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hey guys could anyone tell me what the command line is like in Win7? i'm running XP and was thinking of moving to OSX to have access to a robust command line.

thanks guys

A:Windows 7 and the command line

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Somehow the line that you put web sites -- after the http --has disappeared. I'm sure that there's a simple way to get it back but I'm new to WIN XP. Can someone help.

A:Lost command line -- line with site addresses WinXP

I think you are talking about the address bar in a web browser???

You did not mention what browser you are using. For Internet Explorer 6, right click in any other visible menu bar and then make sure that "Address Bar" is checked in the box that pops up. This may work for other versions of Internet Explorer.

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Hi all,

i'm very happy to be here !!! I do not come often because I work a lot! But when I'm there, I am pleased.

I have a little problem... I'm looking for the command line of Windows backup (sdclt.exe). I went to the MSDN site and nothing about ! I found in google few commands but nothing to help me about i can use it...

I found this site :

Windows Vista Backup utility command line parameters - Vista Forums

but the person does not explain how it works ! Juste he put the command on the page...

Someone can give me something like tuto or a link in MSDN, please ?

Thanks a lot for your help

A:Windows Backup command line

Hello Interupteur,

I hope that this may help some.


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Anyone know of a free command line email sending application for Windows?

I've tried the following, and for whatever reason, they either crash under Windows 7, or they simply never make a connection. Obviously, nowadays, the program has to support a user name and password, a number of the solutions I stumble across don't do that.

I've tried:


None of them get the job done, looking for other solutions.

A:Windows command line email

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Hi there,
I have been looking for a simple way to begin to understand the command line in windows. I'm trying to import python code from a folder, and at the moment I can only get my code to run if I save my folder in the default c:\Users\Jamie\<full path>. My question is in two parts
1. How can I run simple scripts from anywhere else (say, my documents)
2. Can I edit paths somehow such that typing % python <script name> will run my script, from the default C:\Users\Jamie, or otherwise?
Sorry if the questions themselves contain errors in understanding, i haven't used the Windows command before

A:Using PATHS in the command line in Windows 7

so you want to do this in command prompt?

python c:\whatever\subfolder\somescript.py

Where is python.exe located?

You want it to work for your account only I assume (?)

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Hello i am working on a project were i need to get computer infromation from many users and am making a command line code to do this for me. However i am haveing some issues with my format. my code is as follows:

###time stamp
date /t >>"myinfo.txt"

###Will add the name of the computer to the file
echo Computer Name: >>"myinfo.txt"
hostname >>"myinfo.txt"

###Get IP address
ipconfig | find "IPv4" >> "myinfo.txt"

###Make and modle numbler of computer
wmic csproduct get name >> myinfo.txt

#starts the file
start myinfo.txt

When i do run this i get something like this :

Computer Name:
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.*.*.*
N a m e

H P C o m p a q 6 0 0 5 P r o M T P C

As you can tell the Computer name is spread out by a space for every charicter and does not fit the rest of the infromation how do i get my computer modle to show like the rest of the infromation?

A:Windows vista command line help


wmic csproduct get name /format:list >> "myinfo.txt"

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I would like to know what the command line is for windows shut down
for the XP operating system. I would like to place a short cut on my
desk top for system shut down.
Thank you.

A:Windows XP Shut Down Command Line

Shutdown Icon in XP

1. Right click on an empty area on your desktop.

2. Select New | Shortcut.

3. In the first box of the Create Shortcut Wizard, type Shutdown -s -t 00 Click Next.

4. Call the shortcut something like Shutdown PC and click Finish.

5. To add the finishing touch, right click on this new icon, select Properties, click the Change Icon button and select an appropriate icon.
Reboot Icon

Follow the same steps as for the Shutdown Icon, but substitute the following steps in place of the corresponding ones above:

1. As Above

2. As above.

3. In the first box of the Create Shortcut Wizard, type Shutdown -r -t 00 Click Next.

4. Call the shortcut something like Restart PC and click Finish.

Note that double-clicking on these icons will shutdown or restart the PC immediately without any warning. If you want a countdown before a shutdown or restart, substitute a time in seconds in place of the '00' entries in the shortcut properties above (e.g. Shutdown -s -t 10 gives 10 seconds warning before shutting down). Also note that once the shutdown or restart process begins via an icon, it can't be aborted.

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I'm trying to find the command (to which I can create a shortcut) to minimize all windows (Windows Key + M) and restore all windows (Windows Key + Shift + M) in Windows XP.

I'm aware that there is a Show Desktop shortcut, but that's not what I'm after.

Anyone know what it is or where I might find it?

A:Minimize All Windows Command Line?

Try Windows Key + D, it will show the desktop.

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Hi folks

I'm looking to clear out the contents of a folder from the command line (well, with a batch file to be precise), and I'm looking for the windows xp equivalent of UNIX's rm -rf *, as in:

cd foldername
rm -rf *

Note that I want to keep the containing folder and recursively remove its contents, not remove the folder as well as its contents, so using

rmdir /S foldername

is not what I'm after.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks in advance for your time!

A:Windows XP command line equivalent of rm -rf *

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Dear sir how to backup my windows 7 command line script plz help me urgent

back for local or remote location ....its possible in command line please help me.............

A:How To Back Up My Windows 7 Command Line

Have a look at the Wbadmin command
and Robocopy

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In Windows 7, the normal way to start Windows Update is from Control Panel.

However, is there a way to start Windows Update by command line instead, in Win 7?
If someone knows, please put the exact command in your reply.
Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Update by Command Line

You can try the free tool WuInstall (WuInstall), the command is wuInstall /install for installing all pending updates (respective /search for searching or /download) for just downloading.
With /criteria or /match, you can select certain updates.

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On one of my PCs running Win7 Pro 32 bit I'm getting odd behavior when I use command line switches for Windows Explorer.

When I create a shortcut with the following command line it works perfectly everytime: C:\Windows\explorer.exe An normal Explorer window opens.

If I create a shortcut with the following command line it rarely works. It starts but just hangs and no Explorer window opens: C:\Windows\explorer.exe /e,c:\

That switch at the end of the command line should cause an Explorer window to open with the C: drive selected on the left pane. That's exactly what it does on all of my PCs except one.

Obviously something is set differently on this one PC but I don't know what. Any clues appreciated.

(I have Windows search & indexing turned off on all of my PCs.)


A:Windows Explorer Command Line

You have a small error in the syntax. You need quotes around the path. Here's mine:

%windir%\explorer.exe /e, "D:\"

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I need before calling one program insert text into clipboard.
I can do batch for this, but really don't know any command to send any text to clipboard.
Exist any command or method how to do it?

Thank you for all.

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Need to open windows update, but it's not where it used to be and I can't use the start button.......
How can I open it?

A:Launch Windows Update from Command line?

I found it C:\Windows\System32\control.exe /name Microsoft.WindowsUpdate

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Today when I started my PC, as usual I always check Task Manager (processes).

I saw a Rundll32.exe whitch is regular Windows process file (c:/windows/system32), then I checked Command Line of process and it says this:

HTML Code:
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHCreateLocalServerRunDll {995C996E-D918-4a8c-A302-45719A6F4EA7} -Embedding
So, I really don't know what is this, and why is running? I almost every day scanning with Avira and Malwarebytes and everything is clean. Also my system is about ~25 days old.


A:Windows 7 x86 (Question about Rundll32 Command Line)

Welcome to the forums arcturus. If your computer is only one month old, there is no need for you to scan and clean each day. Let it do its thing and scan and clean about every 2-3 weeks. Prefetch is trying to learn how you use your computer according to the programs and settings you have selected, constantly changing and cleaning and scanning is setting you up for a paranoid/OCD coexistence with your machine...chill...

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I would like to know if there is a command line tool to start/stop windows updates? I am working on an automation tool and this tool is used to install windows OS. I recently started facing an issue where after OS installation, the system starts to look for updates and after installing them it reboots the machine. As a result, any process I am running on the machine gets killed and I loose control over the machine. Hence, i would like to know if there is a command line I can call to prevent updates from being checked for after OS installation completes so that I can call it later on (hopefully with same command) after my job is done in a controlled manner.

Thanks in advance. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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I am trying to use the command-line music utility OpenSPC on my Windows 7 machine. it has worked on all previous Windows 7 computers that I owned albeit they were all 32-bit Windows 7 builds. however, now on Windows 7 x64, I get the following error
{file path} OPENSPC.EXE cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of windows I open command prompt, type CD followed by the path of OpenSPC and when I type "openspc.exe" that error message occurs.
Is there any work around for this? I use this utility all the time and I need it. Is there an alternate command-line program to run this program?

A:running 32-bit command-line programs in x64 Windows 7?

4 ideas:
- use a virtual machine running windows 32bit
- use dosbox
- maybe this guy's new openspc works on 64 bit?
- idea to use winamp and a plugin

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I have never needed to use the Windows Management Instrumentation CLI before and i am unfamiliar with the syntax. Has anyone ever seen or written a tutoral for the WMI CLI before?

A:Windows Management Instrumentation Command Line

A quick google found some references:

WMIC - Take Command-line Control over WMI


Microsoft Corporation

A Guy

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Windows Defender's command-line utility lets you automate basic tasks and handle certain advanced operations. Here's a look at how to use the tool and examples of ways it can come in handy.

How to get more from Windows Defender by using its command-line tool - TechRepublic

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As You know July rollup is re-released in September (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3172605). My question is ? how to re-deploy it on devices which already have a "original" July rollup deployed? Also, I must do this via command-line. Just installing it over bring me to error "already installed". One option, yes, is to uninstall original and deploy the new one, but maybe there is a way do this at once, meaning re-deploy it. Don't have WSUS and neither SCCM.
Any ideas?
More thanks, Alar.

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I'm in the IT department at my company, and I have a customer who has a strange problem on a Windows XP laptop. Basically, DNS name resolution works from a command line but not from Windows Explorer. For example, if you go to a command line and type:

ping server01

you can ping server01 just fine, but if you open a Windows Explorer window and type:


in the field at the top of the window (can't remember what it's called) you get an error, something like "windows cannot access \\server01" (i'm on my Vista computer now, so i'm not sure that's the exact error on XP, but you get the jist).

however, if you try this in the same field in the same Windows Explorer window:


(assuming that is the IP address for server01), you get to server01 just fine.

I should note that this is a customer who is notorious for installing all sorts of unauthorized software and generally tinkering with things. Basically, a classic "knows enough to be dangerous" type, who quite likely broke something while playing techy with his laptop. I'm trying to get his local admin privileges revoked, but for now, I'm hoping to figure this problem out without having to rebuild his laptop yet again.

Things I've already tried:

-Logging into this laptop under my Windows profile (I get the same result)
-sfc.exe /scannow
-Verified that his WINS server info seems to be correct.

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A:DNS works from command line, but not from Windows Explorer

Is NetBios enabled?

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In Windows 7 is there a native way to compress or zip files from the command line?  I'd like to do it without installing any third-party utilities such as 7Zip.

A:Compress/zip files from the command line in Windows 7?

You can use Compact command. For more information, please refer to the following article.
Best Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Have read the other posts somewhat related to what I want to accomplish, but didn't find an answer.  When I sysprep Windows 8, the account pictures reset to the default picture.  I have three local accounts that each need a different picture,
and would like to have those pictures stay after sysprep.  I have found how to change the default picture so that all the accounts have the same picture, but we need these three accounts to have different pictures.  Any idea on how to make sysprep
keep the account picture settings, or how to put the account pictures back with a batch file or script?

Somehow it worked with Windows 7 but not Windows 8.  Thanks for any direction anyone can give.

A:Windows 8 account pictures from command line

Windows 8 account picture was strored in C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\%UserAccountSecurityIdentifier%
where %UserAccountSecurityIdentifier% is a placeholder for the Security IDentifier (SID) assigned by the operating system or domain controller to your user account.
As when you sysprep user account, the Public folder wasn't folder syspreped, so the account pictures was reset to the default picture. you can try to sysprep the Public foler at the same time, then the user account may be would not changed.
Hope this helps.
Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.

A:Whats the command line command to stop a process?


Originally Posted by djw2009913

Hi everyone, what is the commmand for command prompt to stop a process? What i would like to do is make a shortcut to stop the KBD.exe process. The reason for that is when someone in my family puts a disk in, plays a game, and sometimes when they take the disk out it complains about there being no disk in the drive. The only way to shut it up is to end the process in the task manager and click cancel on the window. This way is a little to complicated for some of the memebers of my family and i would like to be able to just create a shortcut for it.

Click on Start, then run
type in cmd to get to command prompt
type in taskkill /f kbd.exe

The forward slash /f forces it to kill the process.
Here is link for some examples


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I'm trying to split a .flv file by using flvparse, which is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. I did get through to the directory by following instructions posted on another forum, however, command prompt doesn't seem to recognize the the .exe file. I'm an absolute novice at this, any help would be really appreciated!

Attaching a CP s/s, and here are the instructions I'm trying to follow (copy pasted from the forum)


For trimming the beginning and/or ending of videos, you can use FLVParser (http://dev2.avacast.com/FLVparser.zip ).
FLVParser is a Windows-only, command-line interface tool. After you unzip it, move its folder to C:\ for ease of use. Also for ease of use, copy/move the .flv file you wish to edit into the FLVParse folder.
To make edits, you need to know the in and out points where you want the edits. Use FLVPlayer to find these points. FLVPLayer only lists times in total number of seconds, not HH:MM:SS, but don't worry, FLVParser can handle that. In the FLVParse directory create a new blank text file called: CuePointFile.dat
This is the file FLVParser uses to edit from. Open it in NotePad, and enter the in point and out point, separated by a single blank space, like so: 2525 5150
Save, and close the file. Open up the command line interface and go to the FLVParse directory: cd C:\FLVParse
In the command line, enter this to edit the flv:
flvparse.exe FileToSplit.flv CuePointFile.dat
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A:Command Prompt doesnt seem to recognize the command line!!

You are using the basic cmd, try in elevated mode
Elevated Command Prompt - Windows 7 Forums

However looking at you screen shot, you may have to check the command over carefully. There does appear to be an error in the command. With my eyes, it is difficult at times to pick out the subtle shades of difference.

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After clicking "install" in the UPS WorldShip installer, this helpful error message appears:

Installation failure during Step 1 of 24: ComponentInstallationManager:Run
Component Installation of MSI Compatibility Checker failed in Run function of ComponentInstallationManager.cs. MSICompatibilityinstaller.execute() - Failure

MSICompatibilityInstaller.installationSteps() - Failure , return code of 1645

Please contact Technical Support if you need additional assistance.

I do IT for a living and I'm at a loss for what this message could mean. Any ideas?

A:Solved: UPS WorldShip Installation: Component Installation of MSI Compatibility Check

Never Mind.... apparently what all that gibberish means is: "You can't install this software from a remote desktop connection". Why the error message doesn't just say that is beyond me.

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Hello buddies!
I m in great tension, if some body helps me i would be thank ful...
the thing is that, that i want to change my administrator password from the dos command line. and also to enable an account from dos,... Please send me the syntax of command of enabling an account like Guest account and how to change the password... Thank you

A:Windows XP Guest Account Enabling Command line

The guest account usually does not have a password set for it and is usually disabled by default. Not sure if you can enable it from the command line.

I just use lusrmgr.msc

Not sure why you would do it from dos or why you would need to.

As far as changing your password from the command prompt

net user username password

net user administrator 123456
This would change the admin password to 123456 without prompting you to confirm it. If you want a prompt you will have ot do this.

net user username *
You have to be an administrator to do this.

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As we continue to close the gap between Win32 and Universal Windows Apps, one of the features we?ve recently introduced is the ability to activate a UWA from a command line and pass the app arbitrary command-line arguments. This is available to Insiders from build 16226.

This feature builds on the App Execution Alias extension already available for Desktop Bridge apps. To use this feature in a UWA, there are two key additions to your app:
Add an appExecutionAlias extension to your app manifest.
Override OnActivated and handle the incoming arguments.

For the manifest entry, you first need to declare the XML namespace for the AppExecutionAlias element:

IgnorableNamespaces=&amp;quot;uap mp uap5&amp;quot;&amp;gt;

The AppExecutionAlias is declared as an Extension within your Application. This is quite simple and almost the same as for a Desktop Bridge app:

&amp;lt;Application ...&amp;gt;

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Hi everyone, I am here to share how to open any Windows 10 Apps from command line.

1. Open

2. Find your app
3. Right click and choose "Create Shortcut"
4. Yes, placed the shortcut on desktop
5. Right click the shortcut and choose "Properties"
6. Take a look on the Target Type
7. Open powershell (by opening start and type powershell)
8. Type
get-appxpackage > 123.txt

9. Win-key + r then put "%UserProfile%" in the box and enter
10. Open 123.txt
11. Find the PackageFamilyName in the txt that matches with the Target Type you from the properties (You can use ctrl + f)
12. Browse to the InstallLocation corresponded to the PackageFamilyName
13. Open the AppxManifest.xml
14. Look for "Executable=" for the app you want. (As some app package contains more than one app, such mail and calendar are under the same packetage)
15. On the same line, find the ID of the app
16 Then your command line is :

explorer.exe shell:apps\folder\put-your-PackageFamilyName-here!put-your-app-ID-here

Such as mail:

explorer.exe shell:appsFolder\microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!microsoft.windowslive.mail
^Here is the PackageFamilyName !^Here is the app ID

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Hello , 
recently 1 week ago i reinstalled my OS to windows 7 again 64bit.
and i installed malwarebytes , ccleaner and nothing else 
and now i get almost 95% everytime i run any .exe (programm)
this stupid AppCrash
[Window Title]
AntiVir Command Line Scanner for Windows
[Main Instruction]
AntiVir Command Line Scanner for Windows has stopped working
Windows can check online for a solution to the problem.
[V] View problem details  [Check online for a solution and close the program] [Close the program]
and i dont even have this AntiViru
Here are HijackThis Logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.5
Scan saved at 16:27:41, on 25.06.2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.17126)
FIREFOX: 30.0 (en-US)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chr... Read more

A:AntiVir Command Line Scanner for Windows (virus?)

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How can I change resolution of screen using command line in Windows 7

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How do I open windows store apps like Hulu from the command prompt?

A:Opening windows store apps from command line

Hi, with this type of command (this is for store). No idea about Hulu, sorry.
start ms-windows-store:

FWIW this is one for netflix, so you might think Hulu could be similar
Start netflix:

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Hello all, what command would I run to set JUST the secondary DNS on clients machine, and nothing else? I appreciate the help! :)

A:[SOLVED] What is the command line command to set up secondary DNS?

:) Anyone have any idea? Maybe this can be moved to the 2003 server forum?

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I think I'm at the end of the road. While running ccleaner and in the middle of cleaning the registry, the battery died without warning and this asus Eee Pc hasn't booted since. I found some info on this forum regarding accessing command line through system recover options and then reverting to a recent registry backup through the command line. What that did was remove all the options in "System Recovery Options" including access to command line and now the only option I have left is Startup repair which doesn't work. It cant identify any issues and the process repeats, reboot, startup repair. I made a windows 7 bootable flash drive and after changing the boot sequence to read external drive first, it seems to read the flash drive because the light flashes but it immediatley tries to boot windows of the HD and I get the same issue.

It seems I may be out of options here because it wont boot from the flash drive and I cannot access a command line.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 starter on E-PC wont boot, command line not accessable

You may indeed, unfortunately, be at the end of the road Window-wise with this netbook as this machine seems to make it relatively unfriendly to make a disc backup recovery plan. While you wait for someone who may have an elegant solution for you there may a future for you with Linux. Now before you throw up my wife has a Asus Eee PC 1025C I bought her that became next to worthless just because of its normal lack of power. Normally I'd steer clear of Linux having tried lots of Live-CDs trying to get one to work with all my hardware on installation, but with the netbook failing performance-wise I found Peppermint OS Peppermint | The Linux Desktop OS

I know this is a Windows forum but this is just to help you continue to use your device. My wife now really likes the netbook and if has breathed new life into it. If you can boot to the BIOS you can boot into a USB stick and thus to a Live-USB Drive. And from there getting the machine to boot to the live CD should work, and you can see all your files on the machine and install Peppermint if you so choose.

Just a suggestion.

My experience detailed here Peppermint | Linux OS Community Forum ? View topic - Dual Boot on Asus EeePC 1025C (Solved) is just to show even someone like me who knows nothing of Linux can install this OS


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I want to launch the Windows Store Control Panel in Windows 8 from Desktop command line, i know the EXE file is
Thank you.

A:Launch the Windows Store Control Panel from command line?

As far as I know, you can't. Metro apps are not Win32 applications. They can't be run from the desktop or a command line. They have to be run from within the metro environment.

Even though that program says it's an exe, it's not a normal Win32 exe, much like .net apps are not normal .exe's (they have a runtime shim that allows them to start with the runtime engine, metro apps don't have that).

So if you try and run the exe, it just exits right away. I know of no way to work around that.

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I am looking for Windows Vista Backup utility (sdclt.exe) command line parameters. I need run the utility from my program built in C#. I got some parameters ("/CONFIGURE", "/KICKOFFJOB" and "/RESTOREWIZARDADMIN") running the utility from start menu on vista, but when I try to execute the utility in command line mode is shown a message saying that I haven't rights to execute this task "Error (0x81000010)".

Why this error occurs, and where can I find the sdclt.exe command line documentation ?

Thank you.

A:Windows Vista Backup utility command line parameters

Here are the rest of the commands:


No clue what they all do, but you can do some experiments and let us know

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Updated PCs running Trend Micro's Antivirus on Windows can be hijacked, infected with malware, or wiped clean by any website, thanks to a vulnerability in the security software.
The design blunders were discovered by Google Project Zero bod Tavis Ormandy. A patch is now available to address the remote-code execution flaw, so Trend Micro users should update their software as soon as possible.
Ormandy, who has been auditing widely used security packages, analyzed a component in Trend's AV software dubbed the Password Manager. He found that multiple HTTP RPC ports for handling API requests were accessible.
"It took about 30 seconds to spot one that permits arbitrary command execution, openUrlInDefaultBrowser, which eventually maps to ShellExecute()," he wrote in a bug report to Trend.
This means that any webpage visited by a victim could run a script that uses Trend Micro's AV to run commands directly on the machine – such as RD C:\ /S /Q to wipe the system drive, or commands to download and install malware. As another example, this code uninstalls Trend Micro's security software on a PC without the owner's knowledge or consent.

The software has been patched via an update but I am surprised Trend Micro let this get through.

A:Trend Micro AV gave any website command-line access to Windows PCs

Not surprised of this at all. Hell, they don't even include signature based detections for Cryptoware if you're not on the latest version of their product and they don't warn you at all about it. It's when you directly ask them that they finally answer. Seriously, TrendMicro isn't worth using at all, at home like at work.

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Lenovo M running Windows 10 shutdown all by itself.  No weird sounds, just shutdown.  On restart, it posted OK but instead of booting this command line came up:  grub rescue>    I used setprefix command to try and find which device computer was booting from but all of them returned 'unknown filesystem'.  Any ideas?  Is this a dead hard drive?

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I came across this (hopefully) helpful article about command line basics.

Speaking UNIX: Command the power of the command line

Learn the basics of the UNIX shell and discover how you can use the command line to combine a finite set of UNIX utilities into data transforms.

A:Command the power of the command line

Good stuff, but then there's something wrong with his verbatim copy of a directory... You should add the p option to the tar extraction command, in order to preserve file attributes (ctime, mtime, atime, owner, group) - ie, tar xpvf and not tar xvf.

I use this regularly in order to make verbatim copies of a directory:

(cd /path/to/src/dir && tar cf - .)|(cd /path/to/dst/dir && tar xpvf -)

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I need some help, but probably don't have a full grasp on the problem, so don't really know how to ask for help. I will describe what I have and hopefully, it will help to describe what I want to accomplish.

I have a Linksys router with DD-WRT installed. I am able to SSH/Telnet into the router. I would like to be able to reboot or shutdown my computer remotely from the command line during a Putty/SSH session.

Here is how I make the session connection: In Putty, I enter
the static IP address and port (default is 22) under "Session".
Under "SSH > Tunnels" I enter the "source port" (again, 22)
and "Destination" (ex -, then hit "Add", then "Open"

This opens a command line, where I enter "user" and "pwd"
(the defaults are root and admin). I am now connected to my
router and I can use Remote Desktop to get control over my
remote computer (using XP Pro).

My question is: While at the command prompt, is there a
command to reboot or shutdown my remote computer? Is there a list
of other commands that are available here?

BTW, at the command prompt, I can start my remote computer (Wake on LAN) by typing the following command:
/usr/sbin/wol -i MA:CAD:RE:SS:44
(where the last portion is the MAC address)

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I want to create a setup whereas a command line command can be run from any directory/folder, without having to be in the directory/folder whereas the command line command resides ?

A:Executing command line command anywhere ?

Add the directory the cmd or bat files resides in to the PATH environment variable.

To check or modify the system PATH environment variable, do the following:

XP: Right clock on My Computer
Vista, 7: Right click on Computer
Windows 8, 10: Right click on This PC

Select Properties

Vista, 7, 8, 10: Click on Advanced System Properties on the left

On the Advanced tab, click on Environment Variables
Under System Variables, scroll down to Path
Select it then click Edit

An easy way to look at all of it is to right click on the highlighted Variable Value field and select copy, then start Notepad and paste the data into there. That way you can easily look at all of it.

It's also a lot easier to make changes in Notepad then copy and paste the changed data back into the Path Variable Value field.

Click Ok as needed to exit when done

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