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    How to execute Powershell command from CommandPrompt? One line!

    Why does Powershell -Command {Get-HotFix | Sort InstalledOn -Desc} NOT work? When I enter this in CmdPrompt then the output is: "Input file specified two times."
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    How to execute Powershell command from CommandPrompt? One line!

    I want to execute a PowerShell command from Command Prompt. This should be done by entering ONE command! I DO NOT want to start PowerShell first and then enter the PowerShell command. Instead I want to enter something like powershell.exe -command "......." How does that work in detail on...
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    How to connect to Android SmartPhone by WiFi? mount drive in File Exp?

    As far as I know there is a way to connect from Win10 system directly to an Android SmartPhone through Wifi. The Android system should be mounted (=visible) afterwards as drive in Win10 File Explorer. How can I achieve this? Peter
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    Why is there stuff inside SysVolInfo folder without previous SRP creation?

    Much to my surprise I found some folders (e.g. D:\System Volume Information\{d8216247-eb56-11e9-87e1-005056c00008}{3809876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-05046e6cc752} ....and 7 more similar folders inside the "System Volume Information" folder on my partition D: This partition does not contain a running...
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    How to "repair" hidden/disappeared SysTray icons?

    Occasionally it happens that most of my SysTray icons disappear resp. are hidden. See attached snapshot Whats wrong? How can I let them re-appear (beside re-boot my 64bit Win7) system? Peter
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    How to prevent popup "Threats found" from Defender? Partial (!) disabling

    Sometimes when I copy large directory trees a popup from Windows Defender appears in the lower right corner telling me: Virus & threat protection Threats found Windows Defender Antivirus found treats. Get Details A bell rings and the copy operation of this file is aborted. How can I limit the...
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    "Downgrade" to "lower" Win10 version by System Restore possible?

    Assume I created a SRP on a Win10 v1803 system. Later I was upgraded by automatic updates to Win10 v1903, Then after some problems in the following weeks I decided to do a System restore to the SRP I created in the past. Is this possible? Or are (in general) only SRP inside the same, current...
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    How to DEcrease (!) font size and line height in File Explorer?

    I would like to decrease (!) the font size, line height and eventually the font family of the font used in File Explorer of Win10. When I search for "Font change file explorer" in google then users are always directed to Settings--->Ease of Access--->Display --->Make text bigger But I don't...
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    How to find out the Wifi-onboard-chip manufacturer?

    Assume I am sitting in front of an unknown/new computer which has a Wifi-chip on his motherboard. How can I find out (from within Windows 7; not from manual) from which manufacturer this Wifi chip is (e.g.Intel)? Is there a built-in info or do I need a 3rd party diagnostic tool? Peter
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    How to one-time delete folder without change owner or disable UAC?

    So although my (=the current) user is member of the group of administrators I cannot delete some files? I though "administrator" group users are allowed to do everything. Do I have to add some special permissions (how?) to be able to delete every file and folder (even from other owners)?
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    How to create manually a System Retore Point from cmdline/with 1 click?

    Ok, I can create manually a SRP by navigate with lots of clicks to the Win10 built-in dialog. But I prefer a much simpler way to do this with as few clicks as possible. Is there a built-in cmdline command which let me do that? Something like createsrp.exe -label "my sysrestpoint 123" On...
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    How to one-time delete folder without change owner or disable UAC?

    I copied a folder tree from another computer in LAN onto my local computer. After some work I want to delete this folder tree on my local computer. When I right-click in File Explorer on the top node and select "delete" then a popup tells me: "You need to provide administrator permissions"...
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    How to NTP timesync after Wifi connect (and not at boot time)?

    There are some guides available on how to NTP timesync a Windows system immediately after bootup. Read: on how to connect to Internet NTP-Time servers and synchronize local computer time with timezone time. But what if no internet connection is available at this (boot) time yet? So what I need...
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    Howto create WinPE USB flash drive which remembers shortcuts on desktop?

    There are many guides out there which tell me how to create an WinPE bootable USB flash drive. Unfortunately when I boot from such an USB flash drive later and create e.g. some shortcuts (to additional prgms) on desktop/TaskBar then these shortcuts gets lost after shutdown. This is because the...
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    Can I uninstall "Mail and Calendar", "Store" and "MsOffice Desktop"?

    Can I uninstall (permanently) from my Win10 system: - "Mail and Calendar" (I want to use Thunderbird email client instead) - "Store" and "Wallet" (I never want to install Apps+Programs from MS Store) - "Microsoft.Office.Desktop" (I want to use LibreOffice resp. an older version of MS Office...