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After running the command chkdsk /f at boot to check your harddrive, Finding the log in event viewer can be hard to some people so I wrote a simple command to run in powershell after the computer boots up just type in this
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(Get-EventLog -LogName Application -Source wininit | Select-Object -Last 1 -ExpandProperty message) | out-file -filepath $env:homepath\desktop\chkdsk.txt that should place a txt file named chkdsk on your desktop so you can easily view the log without having to navigate the event log and look for it.

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User Submitted Tweaks & Guides / Some Powershell addict commands
« on: July 27, 2017, 10:57:41 PM »
Please take heed to any of these commands do a registry backup just in case these are all registry commands ran via powershell.
so this right here is a quick powershell command to make explorer open my pc instead of quick access.(windows 10)
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Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced' -name LaunchTo -Value 1--note if you want it back just replace value 1 with 2
MY Computer =1
Quick access =2

and right here is a quick powershell command for the start menu's search bar. (hiding the big bar)
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Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search' -name SearchboxTaskbarMode -Value 00 = hide completely (you can still  search just start typing when you open the start menu)
1 = show only icon
2 = show long search box

start menu app suggestions i hate those on my start menu so why not turn it off I mean i know what i like why bother me with other apps.
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Set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager' -name SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled -Value 00=no suggestion on apps
1=yes suggestion on apps
this one is how i disable Cortana with out removing the system app because if you remove the system app the task bar becomes unstable.
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New-Item -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search'-Force | New-ItemProperty -Name AllowCortana -Value 0 -Force | Out-Null0= night night cortana
1=hello cortana
ever hate that lock screen on windows 10 that extra step of hitting the spacebar or click on the screen just to show your login screen??
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New-Item -Path 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Personalization'-Force | New-ItemProperty -Name NoLockScreen -Value 1 -Force | Out-Null0=lockscreen
1=no lockscreen
Below is a gui powershell script I made enjoy!

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General & Misc. / some food for thought lol..
« on: February 01, 2017, 10:31:46 AM »
I always used windows defender and pretty much this article sums it up.

https://it.slashdot.org/story/17/02/01/1334219/google-chrome-engineer-says-windows-defender-the-only-well-behaved-antivirus-cites-tons-of-empirical-data

Feel free to leave your comments I enjoy reading the different opinions of antivirus programs.

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General & Misc. / Taking the plunge into windows 10....
« on: May 19, 2016, 04:10:56 PM »
(Gulp) im doing a clean install with windows 10 im going to see how it feels to use this os. Wish me luck !  :tongue:

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Cat And Mum File Requests (Closed) / Moving
« on: March 24, 2016, 05:00:18 PM »
Give me a few I'm sorry for the wait I should be finished moving all my stuff from my apartment I should be on around 10pm mountain time.

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Shane made a NEW forum section for Cat and mum files! Here is a post to read for a bit before posting in this section
When posting about Pre-scan result's for missing cat and mum files. Please make sure to paste a full log. (or save as a text file and upload)All information on that log is vital to make sure we can get you the file's you need efficiently as possible.
here is an example log:
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┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│ Tweaking.com - Windows Repair v3.7.4 - Pre-Scan
│ Computer: ARYA (Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1) (64-bit)
│ [Started Scan - 1/12/2016 11:59:55 PM]
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│ Scanning Windows Packages Files.
│ Started at (1/12/2016 11:59:55 PM)

│ These Files Are Missing: (Total: 2)
C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Hyper-V-Common-Drivers-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514.cat
C:\Windows\servicing\Packages\Microsoft-Hyper-V-Common-Drivers-Package~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.7601.17514.mum

2 Combined Problems were found with the packages files, these files need to be replaced (These mainly only effect installing Windows Updates.)
│ The SFC (System File Checker) doesn't scan and replace some of these files, so you may need to replace them manually.

│ THESE FILES DO NOT KEEP THE REPAIRS FROM WORKING; YOU MAY STILL RUN THE REPAIRS IN THE PROGRAM.

│ If you need help in replacing these files, post on the Forums at Tweaking.com for help.

│ Files Checked & Verified: 4,585

│ Done Scanning Windows Packages Files.(1/13/2016 12:00:02 AM)
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│ Scanning Reparse Points.
│ Started at (1/13/2016 12:00:02 AM)

Reparse Point: (Type: JUNCTION) (Name: My Documents) (Original Path: C:\Users\Julian\My Documents) (Target Path: C:\Users\Julian\Documents) (Creation Time: 12/17/2015 9:07:30 PM)
Target Path doesn't exist!

│ Missing Default Reparse Point: (Original Path: C:\Users\Julian\Documents\My Music) (Target Path: C:\Users\Julian\Music)
│ A Default Reparse Point is missing and this can cause problems on the system.

│ Missing Default Reparse Point: (Original Path: C:\Users\Julian\Documents\My Pictures) (Target Path: C:\Users\Julian\Pictures)
│ A Default Reparse Point is missing and this can cause problems on the system.

│ Missing Default Reparse Point: (Original Path: C:\Users\Julian\Documents\My Videos) (Target Path: C:\Users\Julian\Videos)
│ A Default Reparse Point is missing and this can cause problems on the system.

│ Problems were found with the Reparse Points.
│ You can use the Repair Reparse Points Tool at the bottom of this Window to try and fix these problems.

│ Files & Folders Searched: 198,301
│ Reparse Points Found: 41

│ Done Scanning Reparse Points.(1/13/2016 12:00:07 AM)
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│ Checking Environment Variables.
│ Started at (1/13/2016 12:00:07 AM)

│ This folder in the 'Path' variable doesn't exist: c:test\

│ Problems were found with the Environment Variables.
│ You can use the Repair Environment Variables Tool at the bottom of this Window to try and fix these problems.

│ Done Checking Environment Variables. (1/13/2016 12:00:08 AM)
└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐
│ [Finished Scan - 1/13/2016 12:00:08 AM]

  • Scan Complete - Problems Found!


  • You can use the Repair Reparse Points or Repair Environment Variables tools at the bottom of this Window if needed.


  • While problems have been found, you can still run the repairs in the program.

  • But for the best results it is recommended to fix the problems reported in this scan if possible.

  • If you need help fixing any of the items in the log, just post in the forums at Tweaking.com for help.

└────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┘
I just want to make sure I can get Everyone the correct files and help as fast and efficient as possible
Thanks,
Julian

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Program & Site Requests / Possible Tech Toolbox Feature/Feature's
« on: January 07, 2016, 05:10:45 PM »
So I've been browsing your sister website http://www.pcwintech.com/ I love that detect possible firewall program on this download link:
http://www.pcwintech.com/files/shanes_toolbox/Detect_Possible_Firewalls.exe it came in handy today when I was removing a picky Norton firewall.

Well another really awesome tool that I use to remove anti virus's that are uninstalled correctly is Eset's manual uninstall of antivirus. I've had customer's that have had multiple trial versions of antivirus's or antivirus's that were "patched" and this tool removed them like nothing in safe mode. even if the antivirus had a safe guard removal protection on them. what I'm curious about is if you can make a version of your own antivirus removal program like this one and possibly add it to the tech toolbox:
http://download.eset.com/special/ESETUninstaller.exe

Edit:
Actually there is more like instead of an actual antivirus removal how about an actual uninstaller.
Also a context menu handler. I hate icon's I love context menu... I got so many idea's snowballing in my head...


Thanks,
Julian

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I was Browsing the internet looking for usb's and I found this Interesting program. It's in beta stages but it's called usb Raptor. you can set this up to remotely lock your computer within a network or via pulling out the usb drive. Here is a link from Majorgeeks and sourceforge.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/usb_raptor.html

http://sourceforge.net/projects/usbraptor/

I'm currently running this fine program it's awesome.  :artist:

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General & Misc. / Lol is this True??
« on: December 15, 2015, 01:44:19 AM »
http://www.vibrant.com/store/Search.aspx?SearchTerms=1pb
well if so I may buy to make a cloud storage hahahahahahahha!

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Computer Help / Repairing broken apps in Windows 10 Bug.
« on: December 10, 2015, 06:22:56 PM »
EDIT: in windows 10 Version 10.0.10586.318 the Powershell command works!!! Finally Microsoft fixed it! So that means the next version of windows repair will have it back on  :cheesy:

Currently in Windows 10 (1511) 10.0.10586 Powershell is having issues with this command it is a bug that is affecting and deleting apps Shane already removed the command from running when it checks which version of windows you are running. This bug is only known to be on windows 10 with the newly released update.

Here is the command That is causing this issue please be weary when running this command I recommend not running this until there is a patch for it.
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml}
I'll be updating this when I know for sure Microsoft notices that there is a bug in the "Get-appXPackge" and patches Window's 10 so that this issue no longer exist's
here are the snapshot's of what it looks like.
(side note this command is a built in command to Windows)

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So I've been working awhile and tested this on multiple machines I left instruction in the zip file any issues let me know. It will create a log file that will be stored in the same location as the batch file. The PowerShell scripts in this zip folder I did not create but the batch file i did. the reason why I created the batch file was so the average user can use this very powerful powershell script with little to no knowledge of powershell.

now after downloading the zip file right click and select unblock because windows is very picky about things coming from another computer.

Any questions or need help post on this thread ill help you out :D
Edit2: i've uploaded a new version  it lets you choose the update sections.
Edit: you can pick and choose which update's to install. and yes this should work for all windows version's
It will not display hidden update's so if you have certain updates hidden they will still be hidden.

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Computer Help / (Important news Windows repair 3.5.0)
« on: September 08, 2015, 09:24:37 PM »
Shane has finished windows repair 3.5.0 and he will release it in the Morning. He will also be back up on the forums.
For anyone that is having start Menu issues in windows 10 Shane's windows repair program will fix that issue in this new update.
He has been working hard for this update It's going to be a major update but he finally finished it.  :cheesy:

I'm excited I can't wait but I must sleep now  :sleep:


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Computer Help / Please read about Shane and reparse.
« on: August 13, 2015, 08:08:39 PM »
So Shane is at it again with a major update this one involves the registry repair he has been up for 3-4 days now fine tuning and programming.

 If in 3.4.1 you noticed 3 reparse points and it won't fix it this is a bug and Shane has that fixed in his next Windows repair 3.4.2. you can go ahead and ignore those 3 keys. it should not effect your system it's just a bug.

Shane should be back soon he never forgets about us ;)

Thanks,
Julian

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General & Misc. / Shane's absence
« on: August 05, 2015, 12:09:53 PM »
Shane is working on a Major update to windows repair that is due to be out soon. He will be back soon! Can't wait for it to come out. :D

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General & Misc. / Corsair link and h100i
« on: July 31, 2015, 06:51:08 PM »
Alright so apparently corsair has not supported this in Windows 10 I'm just letting people know that corsair link won't work in Windows 10 even though it works in 8.1  :angry: Lol

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User Submitted Tweaks & Guides / windows 10 disable quick access
« on: July 27, 2015, 10:28:35 AM »
alright so I know windows 10 will be out soon there is A new explorer view they have called quick access I think its annoying so this link here is a nice little tweak to disable quick access
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-disable-quick-access-in-windows-10/

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Program & Site Requests / portable windows repair (pro Version)
« on: July 24, 2015, 01:52:58 AM »
so I love the windows repair portable version running a computer business it makes fixing computers less of a pain. my request is can you make your portable program install on the target operating system you are fixing as a pro feature. But make it install the free version so if the customer that I installed the free version of windows repair can choose to buy your program if they choose so. Another request is being able to have the program add a shortcut via the context menu I usually do this manually as explained in my previous post http://www.tweaking.com/forums/index.php/topic,3261.0.html . I'll also update my forum post with a reg file that will delete it from the context menu as well. Just in case users want to remove it in the future so your program can emulate that flawlessly :D

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Computer Help / pc settings in windows 8.1
« on: July 09, 2015, 10:25:48 AM »
Alright this is my first post ever for asking for help  :wink: I'm not looking for help really I just need clarification.
So I used to like windows 8.1 till yesterday. after a nasty malware infected my sisters computer I Cleaned it up perfectly then after all the cleanups I ran the repair tool and fixed the corrupted .cat and .mum files and then I faced the chkdsk it pulled orphaned files and corrupted the ntuser.dat now i'm usually good at fixing corrupted profiles but this one was a pain in my you know what. so long story short i had to activate admin account and recreate a new profile. the pc settings was not opening it would open then minimize and just hang there I ran the repair tool twice. in safe mode still it acted up pc settings would just minimize. so i opened cmd  made a profile with these two commands
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net user /add temp
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net localgroup administrators /add temp I wanted to see if another account would do the same thing and sure enough it did. so I was stumped i needed pc settings to work. So I started to think and looked at each individual repairs on the repair program and unchecked all repairs and check marked just 2 repairs. (28.02) repair windows 8 app store (completely reset app store)  and repair 29 repair windows 8 component store. and it fixed the issue but just with that user. Now here is what i need clarification on obviously i need to run these two repairs at the moment on each user but is there a permanent solution to where this issue no longer occurs?

Os= windows 8.1 x64 version 6.3 (build 9600)

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General & Misc. / HAPPY 4th Of July!
« on: July 03, 2015, 09:04:31 PM »
To everyone in The United States Have a Happy 4th of July
 Be safe watch some fireworks and eat some hamburgers and hotdogs :yum:  :cheesy:

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So I have a list of blocking sites and cookies of known bad sites... what you think I'm not sure if it will bog a system down though

blocked sites/domains 4807

Blocked cookies 213

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Let just say first off I love the repair windows all in one I hate having another icon on my desktop It's like my desk everything everywhere. I usually use the program to fix the computer when needed. And i hate having to type in the program name via the start menu or search through the directories.
So with a simple registry tweak i've added it to the right click context menu when i right click on the desktop. And then i looked at it and thought hmmm I like it more hidden out of the way so I made a extended registry string value to it. so now it only shows up when I click Shift+Rightclick
BACK UP THE REGISTRY BEFORE ATTEMPTING THIS TWEAK
open registry and go to :

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\

you need to right click on shell and create a key called "Repair Windows" (without quotes)

now in the key
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Repair Windows
Create a new Expandable string value and name it "Icon"
modify the the value data to :
 "C:\Program Files (x86)\Tweaking.com\Windows Repair (All in One)\Repair_Windows.exe" (note the location may be different it all depends where you have it installed at)
Next create a new string value in the same key location under:
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Repair Windows
Name it "Position"
you can change the value data to either Top Middle or Bottom (I usually prefer bottom)

Now if you want it to show only when you hit Shift+ right click
Add a new sting value under:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Repair Windows
Name it "Extended"
And that is it for the hard part time for the easy part  :wink:
right click on the key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Repair Windows
And choose new key:
Name it "Command"
Then open the key so you are in
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DesktopBackground\Shell\Repair Windows\Command
right click on default and modify
and in the value data
C:\Program Files (x86)\Tweaking.com\Windows Repair (All in One)\Repair_Windows.exe  (Location may be different depending on where you have program installed)

And that's it no restart necessary  :artist:

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General & Misc. / WELCOME BACK SHANE!
« on: June 25, 2015, 12:05:42 PM »
WELCOME BACK!
We missed you how did all the moving go? I bet stressful but you should be in the relaxed stage soon  :wink:

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Program & Site Requests / take ownership reg file (SHANE!)
« on: June 17, 2015, 12:51:43 AM »
@Shane

So I've looked at it and added LUAShield so users know its for administrative purposes. I guess this is a minor cosmetic add but uuuuuuuh I like it  :wink:

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas2]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas2\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
@="Take Ownership"
"HasLUAShield"=""
"NoWorkingDirectory"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
@="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
"IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"

http://www.tweaking.com/articles/pages/add_quottake_ownershipquot_to_right_click_menu_in_vista_amp_7,1.html

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Here is a useful Batch file script to add run as admin to .ps1 or .vbs files. Just copy and save as vbs_ps_admin_add.bat  Enjoy  :cheesy: (For windows 7 and newer)
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@echo off
color 80
 cls
 :start
 echo.
ECHO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo.-------(Useful script to add or remove run as admin to .ps1 or .vbs files)-----
echo.----------(You need to be An Administrator to run these commands.)-------------
echo.------------------(This is used for Windows 7 or later)------------------------
ECHO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 echo 1.Power Shell
 echo 2.vbs Note:(runs for both wscript.exe and cscript.exe)
 echo 3 I'm done.
 echo.
 echo.
 set /p x=Pick:
 IF '%x%' == '%x%' GOTO Select_%x%

:Select_1
GOTO Select_4

:Select_2
GOTO Select_5

:Select_3
 exit

:Select_4
cls
ECHO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo.------Would you like to Add or Remove run as Admin to .ps1 right click?--------
ECHO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 echo 1. This will add Admin to right click?
 echo 2. This will remove Admin to right click?
 echo 3. Do Nothing.
set /p x=Pick:
 IF '%x%' == '%x%' GOTO Power_%x%

:Power_1
REG ADD "HKCR\Microsoft.PowerShellScript.1\Shell\runas" /v HasLUAShield /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKCR\Microsoft.PowerShellScript.1\Shell\runas\command" /ve /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "\"%%SYSTEMROOT%%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe\" -executionpolicy bypass -nologo -file \"%%1\"" /f
cls
GOTO start

:Power_2
REG DELETE "HKCR\Microsoft.PowerShellScript.1\Shell\runas" /f
cls
GOTO start

:Power_3
cls
GOTO start


:Select_5
cls
ECHO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo.------Would you like to Add or Remove run as Admin to .vbs right click?--------
ECHO -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 echo 1. This will add Admin to right click.
 echo 2. This will remove Admin to right click.
 echo 3. Do Nothing.
set /p x=Pick:
 IF '%x%' == '%x%' GOTO VBscript_%x%

:VBscript_1
REG ADD "HKCR\VBSFile\Shell\runas" /v HasLUAShield /t REG_SZ /d "" /f
REG ADD "HKCR\VBSFile\Shell\runas\Command" /ve /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "\"%%SYSTEMROOT%%\System32\wscript.exe\" \"%%1\" %%*" /f
REG ADD "HKCR\VBSFile\Shell\runas\Command" /ve /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d "\"%%SYSTEMROOT%%\System32\cscript.exe\" \"%%1\" %%*" /f
cls
GOTO start

:VBscript_2
REG DELETE "HKCR\VBSFile\Shell\runas" /f
cls
GOTO start

:VBscript_3
cls
GOTO start

I also attached the batch file on this post.

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Alright so what I'm curious about is what is that max limit of uploading a file To a post. I tried uploading a zip file with 84mb. And I would watch the stats of the connection info as IE is loading the page and when it finish's I get redirected to start a new topic and it's blank I'm not sure if the server is giving me a rest packet and not completing the forum post or what...
uploaded a picture of the connection info

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