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2answers
171 views

How to edit .STRING files

I'm having trouble finding any results on how to open .string files. I get a lot about programming strings and .strings files but unfortunately they have nothing to do with what I need. It's a binary ...
4
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2answers
201 views

List all installed software without booting into the OS

We know how to get the list of software installed from an instance of an operating system. My windows is unbootable. No safe mode. I want to get the list of installed software so that I can wipe and ...
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2answers
39 views

How do I stop this from happening? [closed]

About 1 and a half years I bought an Acer aspire 5750 with windows 7. I decided to delete/uninstall all programs I did not see I was going to use. I came across something called "trend micro" which ...
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3answers
2k views

Program is still loading at startup even after uninstalling

Dell installs a program on the machines I purchase from them called Dell Backup and Recovery Manager. I immediately uninstall this program from my new machines as I use a different method for my ...
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2answers
344 views

Missing programs shortcut from “All programs”

When I go to Start -> All Programs I cant all of the shortcuts. I have tried, to costumise "everything" on properties in start menu (like search other files and libraries). Also in ...
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4answers
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How to delete “Program Files (x86)” folder after windows login

I need to delete Program Files (x86) folder. I can't delete it because some dll files cannot be deleted. One of the first of them is "common/.../dao360.dll" I am following this tutorial: ...
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2answers
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Can I simply cut and paste a programs' folder onto another internal HDD and still be able to run the program?

I have two internal hard drives in my computer. A 120 GB Samsung 840 SSD and a Western Digital Blue 1 TB hard drive. I have a few games installed on the SSD and I was curious if moving the games onto ...
3
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1answer
156 views

Add/Remove programs interface not accurate?

I installed dBpoweramp long time ago but it's only now that I noticed it's using 16GB of space (or as the Win7 Add/Remove programs interface says so). I checked the installation folder of dBpoweramp ...
0
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1answer
44 views

Can I have a view that merges my Program Files (x86) and Program Files?

Sometimes I need to browse to find an installed application, but I often forgot whether they are installed in "Program Files (x86)" or "Program Files". Is there a trick where I can see the merged view ...
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2answers
249 views

Cannot find the program file directory for Civilization IV

I did a thorough search of Program Files, Program Files (x86), and AppData, and couldn't find the program file directory for Civilization IV. Here's where it gets weird. All of the shortcuts to the ...
1
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1answer
47 views

Merged program files and program files (86) in windows 7

My windows 7 Program Files and Program (x86) files were merged. My computer is still working but not properly. I've tried System restore from and earlier time but it has not improved. Is there ...
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3answers
2k views

Command Prompt Unable to go to particular folder

Actually I want to go to folder Microsoft Office in Program Files through my command prompt. But When I go to the Program Files, cmd prompt shows me only two choices viz. "Windows Alerter" and ...
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3answers
916 views

Best practice for installing small programs without installers on Windows?

On the Windows platform, most large applications come with their own installer which sets up folders under C:\Program Files, possibly some other places, and perhaps adding some registry keys, etc. ...
2
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1answer
123 views

How to determine where programs are currently installed Windows 7

I have a computer running windows 7, with 4 HDDs of various sizes. I've been pursuing a steady upgrade path, where each HDD is large enough to store a previous two. My issue is, I want to know if one ...
2
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1answer
699 views

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 alternative Programs directory

I have a PC with multiple hard drives. One is for the Windows installation (C:), one which I would like to use to install ALL programs (D:), and the rest for data (E:, F:, G:, ...). I want to move the ...
1
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1answer
335 views

On Windows 7, how to check that applications are in the correct Program Files directory? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check if a binary is 32 or 64 bit on Windows? In Windows 7, applications should be installed to "Program Files" or "Program Files (x86)" depending on whether they ...
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1answer
504 views

Incomplete install location

So, there's a major beef that I have with windows and their stupid updates. I know they're helpful and all, but every time I restart my computer after installing an update there's 5 more waiting.... ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 7 installation on SSD - space issue

I have just bought my new Lenovo Ideapad Y580 which has a 32 GB SSD (drive C:) and a 750 GB Hard disk (drive D:). Windows 7 came installed on the SSD (drive C:) of course. I started making ...
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2answers
2k views

How do I rename my old Program Files folder?

I installed a new SSD as my boot drive (C:), installed a fresh version of Windows 7 64-bit, and kept my existing SATA drive in the system (D:). I want to keep using my D: drive for file storage (no ...
0
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0answers
57 views

Windows 7 programs corruption

Some of the software like iTunes, real player, Google earth is missing from my computer. Desktop short cut remains same, but the actual program files content is either missing or not opening from the ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Changing default install path in Windows 7

I'm trying to change the default install path in Windows 7 Pro x64. I'm in the Registry Editor and in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion key. I know I need to change ...
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3answers
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Why can't I edit a “Program Files” file on Windows 7?

I'm having trouble editing this file on Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\CMake 2.8.7\share\cmake-2.8\Modules\FindJNI.cmake If I edit it in Cygwin (vi) or TextPad, those two programs see the ...
4
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3answers
24k views

How to copy all programs from one Windows PC to another?

Short version I have computer A with Windows 7 with all the programs, I need to copy program X, Y and Z (with all the settings) to computer B (with Windows 7 installed). How can I do this? So far, I ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Program files issue

I have win7 installed in C: drive. I want to install new programs to D: drive and I just want to change c:\program files folder to d:\program files but when I change it manually during installation it ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Moving Program Files directories onto different hard drives (Windows 7)

I've recently purchased a new SSD, on which I've installed Windows 7 (64-bit). I have already moved my 'Users' directory off the SSD, and onto a 1 TB HDD (which will be where the majority of my ...
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3answers
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Program Files on both SSD and HDD?

I've just installed windows on a friends PC, which is using an SSD for Windows and core apps (Photoshop etc), and a standard HDD for less critical apps and data. To do this, I installed windows on ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Changed Program Files path but programs still install on C:\ drive

I have recently upgraded to an SSD drive (Intel 80GB) and I have a 500GB drive to which I have most of my data and programs installed. I have changed the following registry entries and rebooted ...
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4answers
7k views

How do I transfer programs from my old computer to my new Windows 7 computer?

I know about the Easy Transfer tool included in Windows 7 that will transfer all my files but I want to transfer my programs. Also, I don't want to buy any gimmicky program if I don't have to.
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2answers
486 views

how to install software in a different location?

When I am installing software, I usually like to choose where it installs to, other than C:/Program Files...However, from time to time, I come across software that does not let you choose the install ...
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8answers
11k views

Merging “Program Files” and “Program Files (x86)” folders in Windows 7 64-bit

Windows 7 64-bit version installs 32-bit programs to Program Files (x86) folder, and 64-bit programs to Program Files folder. Of course, Microsoft must have a reason for doing that, but as a user I ...
2
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2answers
714 views

Is there a way to move c:\program files elsewhere?

I've created a fairly large RAM disk and was wondering whether it is possible to move C:\Program Files directory there?
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1answer
215 views

Dual Boot XP, 7 w/o reformatting, etc.?

I have the following configuration for a Windows XP installation and am interested in installing Windows 7 as a dual boot in a way that would be as non-disruptive as possible to my XP installation. ...