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    Command prompt quesstion

    You can see what %CD% means by typing "echo %cd%" in the console. The output you get will be the current directory name. So it means the current directory.
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    Solved Global DPI Scaling Disable for Win8.1 for all files/users

    This is really interesting. I've had trouble for a long time with mmc after initially getting it to be blur-free and thought it had to do with the AppCompat cache. Clearing it in the locations I could find never helped and your findings would explain why. In the course of layering on fixes it...
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    Solved Global DPI Scaling Disable for Win8.1 for all files/users

    Glad it could help someone. Thanks for contributing. Windows creates both ~ and ^ depending where it's set. The compatibility tab in properties sets ~ and the troubleshoot compatibility tool sets ^. In PowerShell lingo ~ is a concatenation operator and ^ is (I believe) a string replacement. But...
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    "Windows Explorer is attempting to access the internet"

    It's not a Norton issue. Any firewall worth their salt will report that. As well svchost.exe and System (pid 4) Explorer is a user level process so practically any other project can inject into it and pretend it's explorer accessing the internet. BHO's do this natively, since Explorer loads...
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    Solved Global DPI Scaling Disable for Win8.1 for all files/users

    Haha, I laughed at the 10/10 part... But, sorry you had that trouble. The last thing I want is for that to happen. I made a reg file to reverse everything:
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    Solved How do I customize live folder icons in Windows 8.1?

    Running the cmd window under Administrator is required for the commands you need to run, I was talking about restarting explorer after the taskkill command. If you run it from Task Manager it restarts under a proper medium integrity security context, but if you run it from the elevated cmd...
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    Solved How do I customize live folder icons in Windows 8.1?

    Yup. There are lots of implications, but you're essentially running Explorer in Run as Administrator mode. That means, for example, you won't get UAC prompts in that mode. All apps you launch from the desktop, a folder view or the start menu will run elevated automatically, which is obviously a...
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    Solved How do I customize live folder icons in Windows 8.1?

    To delete them all you can type: ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F cd %localappdata% del /f IconCache.db cd Microsoft\Windows\Explorer del /f * del /f IconCacheToDelete\* shutdown /r /t 0 /f The last command will restart the computer. Alternatively you can press...
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    Solved How do I customize live folder icons in Windows 8.1?

    I see you're using Clear 3.0 Glass. I had that going for a while but it just got to be too much transparency for me for daily use. I have AeroGlass so I applied a huge blur radius and that helped a bit, and also applied a fake "reflect" image of pure black to darken up the theme beyond the...
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    Solved How do I customize live folder icons in Windows 8.1?

    I've seen the exact same behavior, of the modification being made but not showing up until a reboot or some other time. It is just those 2 files and the other things you tracked down, just that it takes a little while to apply. You can try clearing the contents of...
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    Solved How do I customize live folder icons in Windows 8.1?

    Changing the icons inside the exe/dll file should work, that's the method IconPackager (which doesn't support Windows 8 officially) uses and it still works on 8.1. I just used it to change the live folders and it seems to access C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\imageres.dll and...
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    Solved Global DPI Scaling Disable for Win8.1 for all files/users

    What DPI Disable.reg does is the least intrusive thing that always seems to work--the only case where it doesn't that I've seen is on some files flagged as protected in the Windows folder--it adds a right click context menu entry to .exe files to "Disable DPI scaling." It's equivalent to...
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    Solved Global DPI Scaling Disable for Win8.1 for all files/users

    I checked out the OP finding this thread after a couple of months and the file attached does the least intrusive thing that always seems to work--the only case where it doesn't that I've seen is on some files flagged as protected in the Windows folder. It adds a right click context menu entry...
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    Solved What does NA in StartUp mean?

    Not uncommon for bloat ware to be buffered from removal by tasks. Just right click the task and click disable. That's it. if you want a flamethrower type in gpedit.msc and disable run once items
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    Solved Global DPI Scaling Disable for Win8.1 for all files/users

    There was an error in my OP, I had an environment variable as a compatibility flag. I corrected it so the first change should be made in another place. You can use this in conjunction with Windows 8.1's per-screen DPI settings to get the result you are describing
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