#StackBounty: #windows-7 #windows #windows-registry #regedit In Windows, what is the "LegacyDisable" string value and what ex…

Bounty: 50

In the Windows registry, adding the LegacyDisable string value to a key serves the purpose of instructing Windows to disregard the key, its values and any of its subkeys and subvalues, effectively disabling it.

For example, adding the LegacyDisable string value to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesFoldershellopennewwindow

…disables opennewwindow, removing the “Open in New Window” item from Windows Explorer’s context menu. CCleaner‘s context menu cleanup tools also make use of LegacyDisable for this purpose.

However, documentation on the string value seems non-existent; I’ve not been able to find anything at all documenting it, either on here or via Google, so I’m left confused about where it came from, whether disabling registry keys is all it was ever intended for, and why it’s not documented.

Is disabling registry keys LegacyDisable‘s only purpose?

When used to disable registry keys, how does its behaviour differ from the other method employed by CCleaner – prepending plain text to a string value’s hex data? Why does CCleaner employ both methods?


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 Cursor flickering and jumping to bottom left corner

Bounty: 50

I am using Windows 10 and over the past few days, I have been facing a strange problem. My cursor randomly starts to blink and goes to the bottom left corner of the screen and automatically clicks on the Search bar.

I searched online about this problem and a forum recommended disabling the search bar. I made this change but my problem still persists. The cursor now goes to the same spot, but instead of clicking on the Search bar, it now clicks on Task View.

This is happening repeatedly and I do not know how to fix this. I have also tried restarting my computer several times.

How can I fix this?


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 Mouse flickering and cursor jumping to bottom left corner

Bounty: 50

I am using Windows 10 and over the past few days, I have been facing a strange problem. My cursor randomly starts to blink and goes to the bottom left corner of the screen and automatically clicks on the Search bar. I searched online about this problem and one of the forums recommended disabling the search bar. So I did exactly that.

But my problem still persists. The cursor now goes to the same spot, but instead of clicking on the search bar, it now clicks on Task view.

This is happening repeatedly and I do not know how to fix this. I have also tried restarting my computer several times.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-server-2008-r2 #windows-server-2012-r2 #powershell #robocopy robocopy wierd behavior for /copyall

Bounty: 50

When I use robocopy with /copyall flag, the 1st attempt for the files will be display as “New Files” and the output will display the number of new files copied and other transfer/bytes information.

The 2nd attempt for using the same path + command will display “Modified” for the same files even though there are absolutely NO changes or any modifications at all/the output will still display “x files copied and bytes etc info”

The 3rd and subsequent attempt will then behave normally (output will not show any new/modified files transferred)

See output below

PS C:Usersadministrator.SG-EQUINIX> robocopy B:MSSQLTesttest1 \sqldr1BackupTest /copyall

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Started : Monday, 15 May 2017 12:37:33 AM
   Source : B:MSSQLTesttest1
     Dest : \sqldr1BackupTest

    Files : *.*

  Options : *.* /COPYALL /R:1000000 /W:30

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           2    B:MSSQLTesttest1
100%        **New File**              34.8 m        IBXX_backup_2017_04_19_173001_8474121 - Copy.trn
100%        **New File**              34.8 m        nn.trn

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
    Dirs :         1         0         0         0         0         0
   Files :         2         2         0         0         0         0
   Bytes :   69.65 m   69.65 m         0         0         0         0
   Times :   0:00:15   0:00:15                       0:00:00   0:00:00


   Speed :             4723113 Bytes/sec.
   Speed :             270.258 MegaBytes/min.
   Ended : Monday, 15 May 2017 12:37:49 AM

PS C:Usersadministrator.SG-EQUINIX> robocopy B:MSSQLTesttest1 \sqldr1BackupTest /copyall

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Started : Monday, 15 May 2017 12:38:11 AM
   Source : B:MSSQLTesttest1
     Dest : \sqldr1BackupTest

    Files : *.*

  Options : *.* /COPYALL /R:1000000 /W:30

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           2    B:MSSQLTesttest1
            **Modified**              34.8 m        IBXX_backup_2017_04_19_173001_8474121 - Copy.trn
            **Modified**              34.8 m        nn.trn

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
    Dirs :         1         0         0         0         0         0
   Files :         2         2         0         0         0         0
   Bytes :   69.65 m   69.65 m         0         0         0         0
   Times :   0:00:00   0:00:00                       0:00:00   0:00:00


   Speed :           2282592000 Bytes/sec.
   Speed :           130610.961 MegaBytes/min.
   Ended : Monday, 15 May 2017 12:38:11 AM

Anyone has any idea why ?


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#StackBounty: #windows #linux #database #mysql Automated mysql table duplication between servers, via SQL

Bounty: 50

The problem: I need to backup a few servers databases (sometimes a single table, other times all tables in the database) and also in once case replicate a database on a nightly basis.

So this is database to database copying. You may say, use mysql replication however I’m trying to achieve this without using mysql replication as I don’t always have access to configure this on remotely hosted servers.

To clarify, these are servers at different locations and not in the same location. I’m aware of many solutions when the tables exist in databases on the same server but options seem much more limited when this isn’t the scenario.

I need this to run on a schedule I can setup, say once a day in a totally automated fashion, copying and overwriting the target tables with the data from the source.

I’m aware through the research I’ve done of a windows commercial product that can do this (SQLyog) but I wanted to see if anyone knows of alternatives and maybe for Linux as well as Windows.


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#StackBounty: #windows #linux #database #mysql Automated mysql table duplication between servers

Bounty: 50

The problem: I need to backup a few servers databases (sometimes a single table, other times all tables in the database) and also in once case replicate a database on a nightly basis.

So this is database to database copying. You may say, use mysql replication however I’m trying to achieve this without using mysql replication as I don’t always have access to configure this on remotely hosted servers.

To clarify, these are servers at different locations and not in the same location. I’m aware of many solutions when the tables exist in databases on the same server but options seem much more limited when this isn’t the scenario.

I need this to run on a schedule I can setup, say once a day in a totally automated fashion, copying and overwriting the target tables with the data from the source.

I’m aware through the research I’ve done of a windows commercial product that can do this (SQLyog) but I wanted to see if anyone knows of alternatives and maybe for Linux as well as Windows.


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 #google-chrome Protocol settings open along with Chrome

Bounty: 50

As of recent, every time I open chrome, this window pops up:
This opens along with chrome
The default application for protocols window annoyingly pops up. How do I fix this?

Edit: I’ve tried deleting the cache, but this window still pops up. I’ve also tried setting the default browser to another browser nd setting it back to Chrome. This issue still persists. What do I do?


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-10 #browser #windows-registry #file-association Default app for a bunch of URL Protocols controlled by …

Bounty: 50

I was trying to setup my PC to open FTP and File urls in IE and everything else browser-related (http/https/html etc) in Chrome.

I’ve hit a snag – after manipulating just about every single registry key I can find relating to default apps.

From what I can tell, the app that is handling “.htm” file type opens ALL the other types and protocols as well – regardless of their default app settings!

Is this by design? Are you not allowed to have different apps open different protocols/file types? If so, what’s the point of the default apps system?

Can anyone shed some light on this?


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#StackBounty: #windows #windows-server-2012-r2 #disk-cache Confused by write cache flags

Bounty: 50

I’m looking to maximise performance of my hard drive by enabling write caching. I understand the risks in doing this, but believe them to be insignificant for how I will use it.

On the HD Properties tab in Windows, the last two options are a bit confusing:

Enable write caching on device – ok, but how does that work in conjunction with the previous option? Does it override windows caching or work alongside it?

Turn off Windows write cache – Ok, but why would I do this. And if I tick this box then the Better Performance option is still selected, contradicting itself.

Can someone help clear up exactly what these flags do and how they affect/rely on each other.

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