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    I think the antivirus manufacturers had to take...

    I think the antivirus manufacturers had to take special note of Mark Russinovich's / Sysinternals' utilities like PSEXEC, to make sure they were not flagged as viruses, because, yes, some of them...
  2. The only thing I can think of is that you are...

    The only thing I can think of is that you are assuming that BATch files support Paste for images! I have never come this, though I must admit I've never needed to.
    How are you issuing Paste or...
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    The Register...

    The Register has its own idiosyncratic and largely superlative-free views about "What's broken in this week's Windows 10 build?"...
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    Programming is almost always easier in the...

    Programming is almost always easier in the language you are best at!
  5. [SOLVED] Paul T: snap!

    Paul T: snap!
  6. [SOLVED] The Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) service is left...

    The Volume Shadow Copy (VSS) service is left stopped, presumably for a reason.
    Programs which require VSS will start the service 'manually', use it, then stop it again.
  7. Trying to read text files into BATch file...

    Trying to read text files into BATch file variables using FOR /F is fraught with problems if the text contains any so-called "poison characters", like % and & and " and so on. This snag pushes BATch...
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    The reason you get the message "ECHO is on."...

    The reason you get the message "ECHO is on." always seems to be because you have a line which just has ECHO with no text following.
    As RolandJS says, it's necessary to see the area around where the...
  9. I must say I'm not clear what has or hasn't...

    I must say I'm not clear what has or hasn't happened, but the Command Prompt window would allow
    cd <working_directory_path>
    ren *.jpg *.ico
    presuming that ALL the JPG files should be ICO files.
    ...
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    This may seem a bit like throwing salt over your...

    This may seem a bit like throwing salt over your shoulder, but have you tried disconnecting the monitor data cable at one end (either, you choose!), looking at the plug, and then securing it in the...
  11. A bit difficult to test since you don't specify...

    A bit difficult to test since you don't specify the contents of MYTST.TXT!

    I can't see offhand what could be objected to, but the usual escape character is ^

    Here's what I have used to test on...
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    Don't forget that NAS software is Linux-based,...

    Don't forget that NAS software is Linux-based, and only 'emulates' the NTFS file system.
    Here's part of what I wrote about a Buffalo NAS box at the end of 2009 - it presumably is still applicable. ...
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    How disappointing. When I saw the Subject I...

    How disappointing. When I saw the Subject I thought you might be referring to Suzanna Hoffs, from The Bangles.
    For example, Hazy Shade of Winter (also done recently by Haim).
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    So the Microsoft developers are working ahead of...

    So the Microsoft developers are working ahead of the user testers.
    Does this really surprise you?
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    Golly! So you are saying that build numbers do...

    Golly! So you are saying that build numbers do not increase monotonically?
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    I believe that "over there" you have nickel and...

    I believe that "over there" you have nickel and dime stores? :D
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    What a pity that Harley Davidson didn't start a...

    What a pity that Harley Davidson didn't start a year earlier, since you could then have chosen a name where the two halves rhymed in a type of micro-poem:
    Drew
    1902
    !
    Major mistake by HD, IMHO...
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    For usernames, people quite often suffix a name...

    For usernames, people quite often suffix a name with their year of birth, such as Tarquin72 or Gladys1966... :rolleyes:
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    There are two ThinkBroadband testers: the current...

    There are two ThinkBroadband testers: the current one at www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html and the new (beta) one found at http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/ispa/.

    The graph shown in Rick's post...
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    My dear sir, you have missed out on the delights...

    My dear sir, you have missed out on the delights of Microsoft's now-built-in command line utility Robocopy - more switches than you can throw a stick at, but immensely powerful once you've grasped...
  21. First thing, do one (or several) backups of the...

    First thing, do one (or several) backups of the PST file, having first closed down Outlook.
    If your PST file is so important to you, then you should be doing this every day / week / month already....
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    I know - but this increased precision would give...

    I know - but this increased precision would give the OP an additional option...!
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    There are (is?!) a number of Excel add-ins which...

    There are (is?!) a number of Excel add-ins which can extend the precision of numbers to beyond 15 digits, one even to 32767 digits.

    Beats me why you aren't using this!
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    Conversely, a statistician also said that: "The...

    Conversely, a statistician also said that:
    "The odds of someone winning the lottery are almost identical, whether you buy a ticket or not."!
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    Gosh - a program to solve the problem! Well...

    Gosh - a program to solve the problem! Well done!
    (The BATch file solution would be almost identical in structure...!)

    Does anyone want to have a go at the three-, five-, six-, seven-, and...
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