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Manage your windows installed software with chocolatey and backup your collection by using this little manager

While working more and more with windows, I wanted the freedom of having a centralized packagemanager under the hood to ease up "keeping software up to date" or manage installed software in general.

Right now, I ended up using chocolatey.

After using it and building up my "finest selection" of installed software, I wanted to backup this collection.

I found the needed powershell commands pretty fast. Since I am a lazy person, I wanted to even ease up this by just having two scripts doing all the "heavy work" for backing up and restore this software collection.

After 30 minutes of work, I was able to release version one of my chocolatey manager.

This is a simple wrapper to backup and restore packages maintained by chocolatey.

The "restore.sh" will install chocolatey if not installed. The "backup.sh" will create a local file containing the currently installed packages.

Hope I can put you too more into the lazy area with this.

Cheers, artodeto

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How to set a proxy for Signal-Desktop on Windows

If you want to use signal behind a cooperate proxy, you have to write a little bat script to set some proxy variables in the environment before starting signal. Copy and paste the following code into a file like set_proxy_and_start_signal.bat.

:: ####
:: # Sets http and https proxy variables and starts signal.
:: ####
:: # @see: https://github.com/signalapp/Signal-Desktop/issues/1430#issuecomment-397229333
:: # @since: 2020-02-14
:: # @author: stev leibelt <[email protected]>
:: ####

set HTTP_PROXY=<your proxy>
set HTTPS_PROXY=%HTTP_PROXY%
start %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs\signal-desktop\Signal.exe

If you want to know more here is the thread for this issue.

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virtual box "5.0.4" bridged networking connection issue between guest and host (windows 10)

Since we spent days (let me write it again, daaayyyyyyssss) to solve this problem. To prevent you from doing the same, I write this entry.
Our problem was, that a guest box was running fine on a virtual box host. The "only" issue was, that everyone could ping (and even do more) with the host and the guest os, except the host talking with the guest and vice versa.
It looks like this is a microsoft windows 10 issue only. Everything is workin on my *nix systems - meaning, if you are using real software, no problem is there.
But seriously folks (I know you are not reading this entry because you want to have some funny battle from good, free as in freedom software, against clunky ugly and bad close source whatever), the solving of this issue is braindead simple.


It a also contains a workaround: 
- Open the network adapters in Windows 10
- Open properties of the adapter used in your guest OS
- Disable IPv6 -> OK
- Open properties again
- Enable IPv6 -> OK

source
ticket number 14457
ticket number 14428

Good luck and stay with the force.

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web - Microsoft zieht Updates zurück - howto

Mit insgesamt vier der am letzten Patchday veröffentlichten Updates für Windows gibt es offenbar Probleme. Microsoft hat jetzt reagiert und warnt davor, sie einzuspielen.
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Quelle

Nun, kann passieren, Betriebssysteme sind komplexe Angelegenheiten, Punkt.
Hier ein paar Hilfen, die man beim Überfliegen von Kommentaren gefunden hat.

Auf meinem Windows 7 Professional 64bit musste ich aus dem C:\windows\system32 Verzeichnis den Fontcache (fntcache.dat) löschen, um den Stop 0x00000050 Bluescreen loszuwerden. Zum Glück hatte ich ein Dual Boot mit Windows 8.1 drauf, sodass ich problemlos auf die nicht mehr bootende Win7-Partition zugreifen konnte.

Quelle

wie wärs mit einem einfachen command-skript (als Admin ausführen):
@echo off
wusa /uninstall /kb:2982791 /forcestart

Quelle
Viel Erfolg

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howto - windows 7 service windows-audio could not start - error 1079

Do you ever had the problem that you have no sound on your windows 7? I have and it was hard to find the problem, since windows is acting so ... well not expected ;-).

So you want to adjust the volume and an "here is a problem, let me search on the internat for a solution" windows is popping up. After you opened the service management and take a look at the dependencies, you started all needed service but getting the error 1079 again. What to do? Rightclick on the "windows-audio" entry and open properties ("einstellungen"). Click to tab login ("Anmeldung"), select "this account" option and enter "LocalService" as username and "0000" as password. Click Apply and try to start the service. Now everything should work smoothly.

Thanks to windows-7-forum.net to show me the way i have to look.

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tool - doublecmd tabable filemanager open source windows linux

If i have never told you before, i am a really big fan of the "tab" concept. I was an early adopter of the mozilla suite (version 0.8 somewhat) while the software was full of bugs and was crashing more often the windows me. I am also a friend of the orthodox filemanagers concept and while browsing trough the world wide web i found a nice one called doublecmd.

Doublecmd itself is a file manager and behaves like the well known total commander. Do not get me wrong, i would use total command if they would provide a linux version - as far as i remember this was main reason to "go for a hunt" on the www to finde something similar to the total commander. In the end i found the doublecmd, installed it and now love it. So what are the main features of the doublecmd?

  • It is a double window filemanager
  • You can work on multiple paths and directorys by using tabs
  • Supports multiple renaming
  • Move file operations to queue
  • Use archives like directorys
  • Supports plug-ins
  • Portable version available

Try it out, it is hard not to use it. And when there will be a opportunity to donate, please do so as i will.

So far, thats for all the fish doublecmd developers!

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