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Run Commands in Windows (tested in Windows 8 and 8.1)

Nice to have list for accessing fast the features you need. Run commands: compmgmt.msc – Computer management devmgmt.msc – Device manager diskmgmt.msc – Disk management eventvwr.msc – Event viewer fsmgmt.msc – Shared folders gpedit.msc – Group policies lusrmgr.msc – Local users and groups perfmon.msc – Performance monitor rsop.msc – Resultant set of policies secpol.msc – Local security settings services.msc – …

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How to Disable Amazon Ads in Ubuntu

Copy code. Open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T). Paste code, press enter. Type password. Enjoy your privacy. gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses remote-content-search none; if [ "`/usr/bin/lsb_release -rs`" \< '13.10' ]; then sudo apt-get remove -y unity-lens-shopping; else gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Lenses disabled-scopes "['more_suggestions-amazon.scope', 'more_suggestions-u1ms.scope', 'more_suggestions-populartracks.scope', 'music-musicstore.scope', 'more_suggestions-ebay.scope', 'more_suggestions-ubuntushop.scope', 'more_suggestions-skimlinks.scope']"; fi; echo | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts; echo productsearch.ubuntu.com | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts; …

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How to find out which Linux version is installed

To find information such as the Distribution Name, Distribution Release Version, Release Notes, Distribution Codename and Distribution Description etc Open a terminal and type: cat /etc/*-release Other commands : cat /etc/issue and/or cat /proc/version and/or lsb_release -a To find out information about the kernel you are using – Open a terminal and enter: uname -a  returns all information or uname -r …

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Windows 8.1 computer wakes up from sleep. How to stop it.

What to check to prevent your computer from waking itself up from sleep . Stop  Network Card from waking your Windows 8.1 PC up from its sleep Check your network card properties through the device manager and disable the “Allow this device to wake the computer” feature. Control Panel – Network and sharing center – Change adapter settings Right click on …

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