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What microsoft.net version should i install after formating windows 7?

I just formated my windows 7 and i have problem with microsoft.net because i moved the files from windows.old/microsoft.net to the new windows folder and it didn't work i also downloaded m.net v4.5 ...
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How to clear any partitioning on an USB flash device on Win7 without admin rights?

I am in a bit of a bind. I need to use my USB device to create a live-usb in order to boot into either my Windows7 partition. However, I do not have access to a computer with admin rights in order to ...
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Flash Memory device now shows 31MB capacity after using as linux live-usb device [duplicate]

The actual capacity of the USB device is 8GB, but after using it as a live-usb device the available memory has reduced to 31MB. I tried formatting the device but that does not solve the problem. Any ...
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16 GB USB flash drive capacity down to 938 MB

After writing the FreeNAS IMG to a 16 GB USB flash drive, I can now only use 938 MB. I used the Win32 Disk Imager tool to write the IMG to the device. Then later, when I inserted the the USB drive ...
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Format entire drive except windows operating system

On my laptop windows is installed on C: and there are lot of empty folder and unwanted files which I need to delete. So I prefer formatting the entire drive C: without the need to reinstall OS. In ...
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external USB hard drive will only format to 41 gigs although it used to format to 700 gigs/Windows 7

I have an external hard drive, attached to a USB port, that used to format to about 700 gigs. I use Acronis to make nightly backups of my C: drive, my system drive. Suddenly my log file showed that ...
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Two HD's, Truecrypt full disk encryption, formatting and installing windows

like the title says, I have two physical drives, C: and D;. Both are full disk encrypted with Truecrypt. I would like to format C: and install windows, I'm upgrading from windows 7 to windows 8.1 and ...
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Is it possible to restore a Windows system disk encrypted with BitLocker after format? [duplicate]

I accidentally formatted my Windows 7 OS disk from my secondary OS in a moment of carelessness. It was an encrypted drive with BitLocker. I have not touched it since the formatting took place. Is it ...
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347 views

Erase all data from Samsung laptop

I am selling my old Samsung laptop which I got in 2009, and I would like to erase all data. When I press F4 and go to Samsung Recovery and choose the restore, it restores my computer to the same state ...
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How I can change format of a picture?

I have windows 7 and I really can not find how change picture format without photoshop! Have windows 7 any standard program to do it? Thanks!
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USB Format Error

I'm having a real headache trying to reformat a USB drive. Initially it had a 200mb EFI partition and it caused the drive to disappear altogether. Since then I ran the CMD and wiped the disk using ...
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Restore specific folder after format?

I had quite an evening last night as one of my SSDs failed (one containing Windows install) and I had no backup. My other drives were full of pertinent files but were set as dynamic drives and thus I ...
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Windows 7 refusing to install due to a partition error during installation

When I started my computer, it gave me this error: Disk error occurred. Press Ctrl Alt Del to restart. or Reboot and select proper boot device, or insert boot media in selected boot ...
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2answers
542 views

Accidentally formatted hard drive when installing Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

So, I had Windows 7 on my hard drive. I decided to dual boot with Ubuntu 12.04. I was in a hurry and hit the wrong button, so it wiped out (full format) my Win7 install. It was a NTFS drive, but was ...
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390 views

why can't i format a partition FAT32?

I have an HDD with two partitions. I can format one of them as NTFS, exFAT or FAT32. The other partition - a 51.26GB partition - can only be formatted as NTFS or exFAT. Why? According to Disk Manager ...
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295 views

No partitions found when installing Windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 on my HDD, it boots and everything, but when it comes to selecting a partition to install on I cant find any.
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1answer
876 views

formatting ext3 to fat32/ntfs on windows 7

In a failed attempt to install Linux Mint on an external hard drive, I damaged the disk. Now, it does not show up in the 'My Computer' folder or in Disk Management. I speculate it might have to do ...
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Formatting a 3tb drive

I have purchased 2 WD red 3tb drives to store my music library (it has outgrown the 1tb drives). One drive is the library, the other is backup. They will be housed in a Vantec 2 drive enclosure, ...
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1answer
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Formatting from the Windows disc

I have HP notebook that has a SSD. I cannot format the disk because the disk can not be seen. I've tried to use the steps from Col's answer to Can't install windows 7 on SSD drive, but in once of the ...
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601 views

formatted my dell and lost the sata drivers

i formatted my dell studio 1555 laptop hard drive and when i try to install windows 7 it shows up a message that says " a required cd/dvd drive devise driver is missing . if you have a driver ...
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1answer
160 views

I lost my windows 7 CD and my hard drive was cleared. What should I do? [duplicate]

Related Questions: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I'm trying to boot from an old Vista disk but I'm not getting ...
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1answer
67 views

Symbolic links when formatted

I have a symbolic link in C drive to a location on D drive. If I delete the C drive partition or format C drive, will it delete/destroy the files on D drive? I run windows 7
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What is the best drive format to share data between Mac, Linux and OS X?

Note: I'm not asking how... I know that. I'm currently using Paragon Software's drivers which let you access all drive formats from all OSes (e.g. the Linux drive from OSX or the OSX drive from Win7, ...
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2answers
109 views

Complete Format [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Securely erasing all data from a hard drive I am using Windows 7 64bit on normal HD drives. SATA 2. I don't have a boot disc or copy of Windows. I want to complete ...
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546 views

Cannot Format Hard Drive Windows 7

Hi I have a problem in a laptop of mine that suddenly stopped working and keeps on telling me to launch repair Wizard and then restarts again. I am trying to just format the hard drive. I have burned ...
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Missing space on Flash drive (USB) - Can't reformat it also

I have a flash drive which is given as a freebie. I don't know who manufactured it. It got infected by a virus. I am trying to reformat it but I am always receiving a "Windows was unable to complete ...
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Format PC without losing the data [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Clean (re)install of Windows 7 Is there a way to format PC (Windows, Windows 7 to be precise) without losing the data in it?
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Formatting destination HDD with an unattend.xml file from WDS

When deploying a Windows 7 image using WDS, everything is as I'd like it to be apart from having to choose the drive and format it. If I forget to do this it installs over the existing partition. I ...
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1answer
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RAW to NTFS (Data already recovered so not important)

Recently something went wrong with my external WD passport. It is not accesible anymore in Win 7 and the type is now currently RAW. I recovered all the data so formatting it is no issue. I tried ...
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281 views

Can I restore my laptop to my company's domain after formatting?

Right now my laptop is using Windows XP Professional 32-bit, and I have a copy of Win7 Pro 32-bit that I want to install. I would prefer a clean install, as I do not need any of the software on my XP ...
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2answers
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How to format linux filesystem within Windows 7?

I have a PC that once had Ubuntu Linux installed on it across 2 SATA hard drives. The first hard drive had the root ( / ) and swap on it. The second had ( /home ) directory as mount point. This ...
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what format will work for Mac and windows and handle an 8Gb to 20 Gb file?

I want to move my linux virtual machine's .vdi file from my Mac to my PC It's a dropbox VM, and i'm pretty sure it will work on the PC, i just need a way to move it. I have a 16Gb USB and i've ...
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Why does Windows 7 recognize a 4 GB SDHC card only with 3.68 GB? How to format/get 4 GB?

I have a Kingston SDHC card 4 GB speed class 4, but on Windows 7 it's recognized only with 3.68 GB space available. I've already formatted the card and I get only 3.68 GB. How I can get ...
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Error loading operating system: format Windows 7 to Windows XP Service Pack 3

I saw that there are other questions like mine here. But O also saw that some problems where solved with fixmbr from a Windows 7 recovery console, but that didn't work for me. I bought my laptop with ...
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How do I format the whole disk after using my machine?

Is there any light utility that can format the whole disk including OS drive? I need to erase sensitive data after using the machine.
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2answers
256 views

How to format disk dynamically in Windows7?

I want to format a disk into to 2 disks in Windows7, is there a software like pqmagic to do that?
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How to restore a Dell Inspiron 2100 back to factory settings?

My computer won't boot into Windows 7 anymore. It started off with Vista, was upgraded to 7 (both by legal means) I wanted to install ubuntu or kubuntu, so I got wubi and boot-loaded it via usb ...
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759 views

Windows 7 not letting me format drive that has Vista installed on it

My computer has three hard drives, one with Windows 7 installed, one with Vista installed, and one storage drive. For a while I was dual-booting W7 and Vista, but now that I no longer need the Vista ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 cannot format new partition for itself

I am currently running a dual boot with Mac OSX and Ubuntu. I have four main partitions right now and about 200GB of free space. One partition is an EFI partition for rEFIt, one partition is HFS+ ...
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How to stop Windows 7 from asking to format a disk? [duplicate]

I have this USB flash drive with a Linux partition that I use inside VirtualBox. Each time I insert it into the USB port, windows keeps asking if it should format it. Is there anyway to disable ...
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2answers
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Formatting a former RAID 0 drive through USB

I'll try to be as specific as possible here: I was using two Hitachi 2.5" 500 gb HDDs in my Gateway P-7805u laptop in a RAID 0 configuration. The array was causing the laptop to run extremely hot, ...
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Windows 7: Cannot format drive

I was using Windows XP, and I just installed Windows 7 on another partition. Now I want to format the partition containing Windows XP, but it says: Windows was unable to complete the format. ...
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How do I find out the audio format of a wav file?

In Windows XP, I used to use sndrec32.exe (Sound Recorder accessory) to open a wav file and the get properties on the file. This would display the length, data size, and audio format (e.g. GSM 6.10 ...
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How to take an image of an hard drive partition

I'm a reformat freak and I reformat almost every month for one reason or another. I have a small (32 GB) C:\ partition for Windows and some programs and keep everything else on different partitions ...
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What is the best configuration to Upgrade to Windows 7?

I know you can upgrade from Windows 7 RC 1, Windows Vista (activated or trial) or Windows XP to Windows 7 RTM, but which will give you the cleanest upgrade path? By this I mean which will give you ...
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Why can't I format a 10 GB partition in Windows 7?

I had Ubuntu installed in a 10 GB partition of a 120 GB hard drive on my laptop. I then installed Windows 7 on the 110 GB partition. Now inside Windows 7, I want to reformat the 10 GB partition and ...