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stop “middle click” on laptop

I have had an issue for years with IE where I'd somehow close a tab I was switching to. It was annoying, but thankfully rare. Since switching to Chrome as my primary browser, I find myself ...
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Windows System Sounds not playing (Windows 8.1 x64)

In the Volume Mixer, when I drag the "Speakers" master volume level slider, I hear the expected Ding. But When I drag the System Sounds slider, nothing. Sound from applications is working normally. I ...
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Why are my games slower on battery power, even with the power set on High Performance?

My laptop is capable of running most games on high settings at a decent FPS. However, if the power cable gets unplugged while I'm playing, the game immediately starts slowing down, even if my power ...
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Windows Explorer - default window dimensions

Dumb question, but I can't figure it out. Normally, when you open an Explorer window (control + e), the window will open in a normal rectangular shape. At some point last week, I re-arranged one of ...
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Force programs in the taskbar to be in the same row

Is there a way to force two instances of a program to be in the same row? This is fine: However, if I open further programs, the previous instances get separated: Ideally, the first instance ...
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Wired network icon, but wireless network

I'm connected to a wireless network, yet in the taskbar the icon is showing that I'm connected to a wired network. Why is that? There is no network cable connected to the laptop, and it says "Limited" ...
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Cannot remove partitions - losing disk space

I am using Windows 7 Pro, I have a 2GB micro SD card which I put a Arch Linux image (iso) on using win32diskimager. _ I no longer care about the iso image or any contents on this drive, I want it ...
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Chrome/IE won't open/uninstall on w8.1

I got a problem, everything works except these 2 programs. I can't access internet. I was doing 3 things before the reboot that led to this : 1. activating vl-x in bios 2. deplacing my temp in another ...
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Get all switches/paramaters/modules of a program [on hold]

How would I find all possible switches or paramaters for a program? Sometimes it's a driver installer, or some other program. Searching google isnt really helping much and often typing ...
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Removing invisible extension “happysale” in google chrome

The extension "happysale" is showing ads by "gifton" in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and I seem to be unable to remove it. When I go to extensions in Chrome I can't see it, but when i go to ...
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How do I defragment Windows paging file

Any suggestions how can I make pagefile.sys contiguous and move it to the beginning of the disk? Much appreciated. Update: I use Windows 7 64-bit edition.
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Maximize seucurity in Windows XP [on hold]

I would like to downgrade Windows 7 (currently installed on my laptop) to Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. I know this is something silly and I shouldn't been doing this, but I ...
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How optimize copy and paste process for windows?

When user ot program copy a large file on the same physical disk windows do the following algorith: 1. Read a piece of data from disk. 2. Write a piece of data to disk. 3. Do points 1. and 2. until ...
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Start an Indefinite Process on System Startup in Windows 7

I'm having a ton of trouble figuring this one out. I've written a listener program that just sits and waits for specific packets on a port on my system. I've tested it and know that it works so now ...
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Start uTorrent when Windows Starts without the need to logon

I need to make uTorrent start when Windows Starts only, without the need to logon! I mean by making uTorrent start, is that uTorrent run and starts downloading in the background without the need to ...
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How to create Windows batch file to perform these tasks? [on hold]

I need to create a batch file that should do the following: Run another batch file in administrator mode (Run as administrator) Once above file is run, delete files/folders from certain directory ...
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How to configure Windows Firewall to allow all ports in use by IIS Express

My understanding of this technet article, per the page that brought me there*, is that I can configure the Windows Firewall to allow all inbound traffic on any port being used by a specified ...
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Set Windows 8.1 Alarms app to ring forever till the user stop it

When I set an alarm to ring at specific time on the Windows 8.1 Alarms application, it rings only 5 mins then stop ringing. How could I set it to ring forever till I only stop it (Wake up)?
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How can I measure the amount of clock cycles each process/program is using?

I have a weak computer, and my goal is to maximize it to the most feasible, physically possible extreme to get all the performance out of it as possibe. If I know how many clock cycles a program is ...
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Windows: UNIX XDMCP-like Remote Desktop access on Home Premium systems

This thread mentions that the Remote Desktop Connection (Terminal Services) client cannot be used to connect ot a Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows Vista Home Premium computer, because these are not ...
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Connecting Windows PC to Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (Miracast)

I connected a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter (Miracast receiver) to my TV sitting right next to the PC. It works flawlessly from my Android phone, but I'm unable to connect to it from my custom ...
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How to manage volume of flash player applications on websites with Firefox?

There is some nasty video viewer that has volume around 10000% higher than normally, so visiting those webpages is very nasty experience to my delicate ears, especially when those videos start ...
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Windows xp install error [on hold]

I have Lenovo g50 laptop With Windows 8 when install Windows xp in laptop after installation it showing " a recent hardware or software change might be the cause " what I do??
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How to set DNS entry with no domain in local network?

I would like to refer local network computers with short DNS names, without full multilevel path. What is required for it? Probably I need to know terminology or something. I wish to configure both ...
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Launched programs start a process, yet don't appear

On my Windows 7 Laptop, I've recently encountered this new problem after a year without any issues: Now, upon launching certain programs (Such as iTunes, or the window after specifying all WinSCP ...
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procmon (process monitor) does not show some udp / tcp network activiy events

Process monitor does not show some udp / tcp network events. net use * \\test12345.domain.local\test shows in netmon: shows in procmon: Why is the netbios nameservice (:137) communication is ...
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Taking screenshots on Windows, OSX-style

At work I can take screenshots of my entire screen with command+shift+3, or of a specific area with command+shift+4. Both commands output a .png file and drop it on the desktop without any further ...
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Black screen. After compaq splash logo Bios error?

I got here a compaq cq50. That shows black immediately after the compaq splash screen. Is this some kind if motherboard problem ?? Cause I've tried unsuccessfully to flash the bios.
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Why does my harddrive keep spinning down in windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I'm using windows 8.1 with an external hard drive. My external seems to go to sleep very quickly, like in a single minute. I constantly wait 2-3 seconds when accessing files on my external harddrive ...
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Any PC peripheral to access GSM call using APIs? [on hold]

Is there any peripheral (preferably USB) that takes a SIM card, and allows me to place/receive calls, and let me access the audio in/out streams of calls? I do not mean specific laptops that comes ...
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Win7 not shutting down and not locking

Has anyone else experienced recently (and found a solution for)? Windows SP1 64-bit not shutting down; all icons are gone, the background image is still on the screen, the HD light is only ...
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“Deleting index entry” i lost my files

Sometimes My PC check disk on startup. Here is the log Checking file system on D: The type of the file system is NTFS. One of your disks needs to be checked for consistency. You may cancel the ...
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windows 8.1 original to 8.1 pro upgrade [on hold]

I am using 8.1 single language original given by company. I want to upgrade it to 8.1 pro. I have tried with some keys but my system shows activate your windows after a few days. How can I ...
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How to read data from RAM?

I know this is a vague question. Please accept my apology but I'm trying to get an answer for this question. I wanted to know if there's a way to current data from RAM? For example:- I have an ...
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How to revert to Windows 8.1 single Language from 8.1 Pro?

I have a Lenovo pc with windows 8.1 Single language(EM) version installed. I took it to a shop to install 8.1 pro but the key they used is blocked. How do I revert back to windows 8.1 Single ...
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Can you disable sticks of RAM in windows without physically removing them?

I think I'm having RAM issues with one of the games I'm playing. It will slowly start dropping frames until it becomes very hard to play. I ran memtest86 and it identified some errors and bad ...
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Windows 64bit programs incorrectly installed

Okay, this question has ran through my brain for a while but I can't find anything online for it. I know that on a 64bit version of Windows the 64bit programs are stored in "Program Files", and 32bit ...
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IOS 8 Continuity for iPad, Windows and Android Phone [on hold]

Am I able to answer phones or text with my iPad or laptop using my phones number. Is there a way to connect all these? Thank You!
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DSC HX300 and HP

Looking for XP Drivers for DSC HX300. On Sony Website says that Software (4.1 HomeMemories)is suitable for Windows XP SP3, but when download and run, it comes up with an error saying that it needs ...
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Windows 7 updating every time I shut down my PC

In the last few days, every night when I turn off my PC, there is an update installed (1). In the windows updater, it says that it's an "update for windows 7 for x64-systems" (translated word for word ...
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how to run a batch recursively

I have a parent folder (BIG_Folder), which contains many subfoldes (folder1, folder2, folder3 ...) in each subfolder a batch file exists, it is always the same (x.bat). I want to run all bats, ...
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Can not restore minimized/switched full-screen applications/games

Recently I re-installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 with all available updates downloaded for both Windows and Drivers and with no problems at all. Everything was good but when last night I started ...
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Gateway E4500D dual processor [on hold]

I have a Gateway E-4500D with dual 2.8 g processors can I use a 64bit OS? I want to upgrade to windows 7 64.
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How can a system disc image be restored?

The ability to create a system image of the system disc (with software such as Acronis True Image) makes sense - the operating system stays intact throughout the process. But how will that image be ...
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When I plug my Windows 10 laptop into a projector, the screen blinks endlessly

I installed Windows 10 on my laptop and everything works great. Except when I take it to meetings and plug into a projector, nothing shows up on the projector and my screen blinks madly between all ...
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Windows Domain Server - Windows Domain IP addresses issue [on hold]

We had 4 domain controllers. Two are dead and were forcibly removed and the metadata cleaned up. But when I nslookup our Windows domain name, it still holds all four DC addresses. Server: ...
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Possible to create custom distros off Windows NT kernel? [on hold]

Something I've always wondered (so my apologies if this is obvious). With all legality aside, is it possible for someone to attain the knowledge to create a custom OS off the windows NT kernel? Or ...
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Lost partition restoration [duplicate]

While trying to install my bios update on windows 7 the installation program made an automated allocation for 8GB(volume 2 partition 2 of Type Fat32). But the allocation happened by substracting these ...
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What is tricomfi by estdemin?

I recently installed a fresh copy of windows and looked at installed programs to find something called "tricomfi" by "estdemin" with a size of 272 KB. The only program i have installed so far is ...
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Make a program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...