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The update is not applicable for your computer Win7 PRO to Win10

I've tried everything to reserve Win10 and no luck. The KB295xxxx update will not install manually because "The update is not applicable for your computer" and when I click on the "Reserve now" icon ...
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What should i study to be a computer pro? [on hold]

I face many problems on my PC ( Windows, browsers, IE etc..) so, how am I going to overcome these dilemmas by my own. I mean, what field of computer science should I study? How to become a computer ...
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Search and replace “overwrite” bulk pdf files back to a directory tree in Windows

I have hundreds of PDF files I used an application to apply watermark to, however, the application only succeeded to apply watermarks by applying a copy of each pdf file off the directory tree and ...
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Windows 7: Introduce commands for the run-command

Given Windows 7, you can press Win+R to open the command prompt. How I introduce short cuts to execute commands? For example, I use Cygwin and would like to open a Cygwin terminal simpy by writing ...
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What happens to the recovery partition from Dell after Windows 10 Upgrade?

I bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop back in 2010, which had Windows 7 installed and came with a partition for Dell Factory Restore. After having installed Windows 10, what happened to that ...
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How to create USB flash stick for win 7 x64 for ASUS UX32L?

I'm quite at the end of my resources with this one. Maybe someone else has an idea. I attempted to create a usb flash stick using these guides: ...
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Is there a way in windows 7 to make a flash drive use the same drive letter regardless of port?

So at my work, we are allowed to bring music in on thumb drives and listen to it, but for legal ownership reasons, we are not allowed to store local copies on the computers hard drive, and we are ...
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How can I permanently fix a window that starts off-screen?

When running SQL Server Management Studio 2014, the Connect Object Explorer window always starts off-screen: I've tried the ALT+SPACE+M trick from this SU question and that works to move it, but ...
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Windows 10 Icon Gone Missing

TL;DR: The Windows 10 upgrade icon went missing. How do I get it back in order to update my system? I am running Windows 7 SP1. I woke up this morning... er, noon all excited about Windows 10. I had ...
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How to open Windows CMD from a current folder?

When I'm working in some Windows folder, sometimes I have a need to run some CMD command in this folder. My questions is: how to open command line from a current folder, so the console after opening ...
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How can a computer have good or bad days?

When playing games on my Windows 7 laptop, it seems it has better and worse days. One day I might be experiencing very low framerates, while on the next, everything goes smooth*. But from my ...
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How to move a Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown

How to move an application Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown? I tried using Alt-Del-M (or Alt-Space-M for direct display) to move the Window up but it ...
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Best software to backup whole drive [on hold]

Now I have Windows 7 on my laptop. I am thinking about upgrade to W10. But also I would like to have some option, to get back if I detect some incompatibilities after upgrade. Can you recommend some ...
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Windows 7 Key does not work on Windows 10

I just did a fresh Window 10 installation from .iso files on the computer I was running Windows 7 on before. I have the original Windows 7 DVD's, with a valid key that I was using before. Now I tried ...
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Why I can't redirect using `hosts` file in windows?

I want to go to www.Google.com when I enter 1.1.1.1 in my browser. So I think I must change hosts file under windows\system32\drivers\etc path in Windows to map this IP address to Google homepage. I ...
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Reducing pre-boot time on a Windows 7 PC

I have recently replaced my HDD 'C:' drive with an SSD on my Win 7 PC. When the PC is running, it is definitely quicker, but there is an inordinate pre-boot wait time of 76 seconds whilst the PC ...
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Windows Update Service - Tracking when it is enabled/disabled

By default one a Windows 7 machine, I have Windows Updates disabled from starting up and the service itself running. However recently I've found that the service itself has changed to an automatic ...
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Java 8 silent update package

My situation : we currently have Java 7 massively installed and some older versions of Java 8. Computers are Windows 7 SP1 x64. My goal : create a Java 8U51 silent install package that let Java 7 in ...
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Voiding data on a DVD-R/DVD+R on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I asked on askubuntu and was pointed over here. Long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my ...
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Printer printing smaller images than actual size

I have an Epson PictureMate PM215 photo printer (a small printer). Whenever, I print an image using this printer it works just fine if I print using windows xp but when I print using windows 7 it ...
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How to restore Window control Button Like Maximize Minimuze and cancel button

I'm facing a problem in my Windows OS which is running an antivirus program 360 Total Security. This program changes my windows settings totally. My window control button is not appearing. Also, my ...
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System image of 7 and 10 on the same external drive?

I have 7U and I have made a system image that I have stored on an external drive. I'm thinking about upgrading to 10, but if I do, I'll probably make a system image of that also and possibly switch ...
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how to regain admin security permissions and privileges (Windows 7 ultimate)

I created another user account. I don't have much knowledge about changing the permissions. I tried to change the security permission of my Local disk and set denied to everything for this new user. ...
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4K videos on YouTube are a little choppy on high-end specs

I've watched various videos, and it's the latest version of Flash and all appropriate settings. I turn the videos up to 4K (2160P) and they chop a little bit ... like every frame isn't smoothly seen. ...
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How to change permissions/policies of another admin-account.?

On my Windows7 PC i have now 2 admin-accounts. The problem is that one of them does not have any rights/permissions anymore to startup any program (after some virus attack which also changed the UAC). ...
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Keep multiple windows focused at once in Win7?

At the risk of this becoming XY, I'll state my purpose. A few games (such as Kingdom Rush) have this annoying habit of automatically pausing when you click in another window (so that the game window ...
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no sip account work with any application but linphone account work with all, so, what to do?

I want to use sip to call my friends and family so first I installed jitsi on windows7 64-bit laptop then I registered with linphone which work perfectly, but, I want another separate account from ...
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My computer is leaking memory all over the place. How do I fix it?

So some months ago my computer started using more and more ram. The longer I leave it up the more it uses. This is to be expected but not at these rates. I have 12gbs of ram installed and after a few ...
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Accessing network drive is suddenly very slow on Windows 7

I'm building a website for a customer and using a hosting service that uses cPanel. They have a web disk/web dav option that I'm using so I can map the remote drive to my desktop (Windows 7) as a ...
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Window 7 all applications non-responsive

Yesterday during regular use of my Windows 7 computer, all my open programs stopped responding. I could move the mouse and saw ui responses when I hovered over windows, but if I tried to close a ...
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Windows 7 ejects external drive

Windows 7 seems to randomly eject an external drive. I've deactivated the usb sleep mode but it still happens. Not sure if this information is useful but this only seems to happen while I'm running a ...
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Update to Windows 10 - Alienware computer [on hold]

I have a 5 year old Alienware gaming computer which is getting low on disc space (I think some is from miscellaneous files and old programmes and some of it I can't identify where the space has gone). ...
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Intel 7260 HMW in a Dell E6410 - No bluetooth

I have installed a Intel 7260AC in an Intel E6410. The wifi works superbly, but the Bluetooth drivers cannot install. Are there any drivers for it? I have tried the official drivers and other drivers ...
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Cannot capture media key press

I am attempting to write an Auto HotKey script involving the media keys of my keyboard, but the key presses, such as Media_Play_Pause, do not seem to correspond to my media keys. While the media keys ...
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How to fix strange change of window positions when using non-native resolution with triple monitor setup?

I'm having a 3x1 monitor setup where I use my middle monitor for gaming. When I'm gaming on my primary monitor on a non-native resolution the window positions on the right monitor will changed pretty ...
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Ubuntu like windows place shortcuts for MS Windows

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half of the desktop and Ctrl + Alt + NumPad 9 which moves the window ...
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Enable gmail unread badge on windows taskbar

I have created "standalone" shortcut to gmail from google chrome: Chrome App Launcher Click right on Gmail and select "Open as Window" Click right on Gmail again and select "Create Shortcuts" and ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Apps?

I recently moved from Win7 to Win10 (totally skipped 8 and 8.1). I've got my desktop setup pretty nicely, but there is 1 thing that I am missing badly. Desktop Apps/Gadgets. Windows came with ...
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Any problems on multi-boot in case of free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I use Windows 7 on a multiple-boot machine (beside Win7, I have different Linuxes, using Grub). I want to freely upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Will the procedure have some impact on the ...
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Windows Disk Management Not Allow 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume'

I am trying to delete my existing windows partition using disk management, when i am rhight clicked on the slected partion the 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume' options are grayed out ( doesn't ...
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Keyboard entry on number row producing extra characters

My number keys across the top of the keyboard are suddenly adding additional characters. When I type 1 I get 1`, 2 sends me to a new tab, 3 tries to end a program, 4 types 45, 5 types normally, 6 ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Magnificaiton

I have a visual impairment which means I use tools such as ZoomText and the magnifier tool. I need to RDC into another machine, but doing so removes any zooming ability, which is a real problem. Now ...
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Synergy lags extremely hard

I’m using Synergy 1.7.3 and using a Windows 7-Desktop as the server and a Kubuntu-Laptop as client. My laptop is connected to my router via WLAN and my desktop is connected via cable. I have no idea ...
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Win7 sysprep /generalize causes failure: “Windows could not complete the installation”

Been trying to get myself some experience doing deployments on some old hard drives I have laying around. I install Windows 7 x64 on a reference machine, and log in with audit mode (Ctrl+Shift+F3 at ...
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Is the Archive hard drive ok to use for backups [on hold]

There is 8TB Archive Hard Drive Available from Seagte. First there two types and i didn't knew whats the difference Seagate 8TB Archive HDD (ST8000AS0002) Seagate ST8000AS0002 8TB ARCHIVE HDD 3.5in ...
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How can I perform a complete backup on Windows 7 without using the optical drive?

I have dell Inspiron N5050 laptop with the optical drive not being detected in My computer and also doesn't open on clicking the button to open.So the optical drive not opening and not being detected ...
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Looking for some way to do “Inversion” of UAC

The annoying UAC is enabled by default for Vista or later, it elevate with admin right when you choose Yes. I want to do the invert way - running most of the program with admin right but limit the ...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Windows 7 x64 crashes upon account logon

I'm posting this here because my problem is very specific. I had logged into Windows and I noticed something weird: it shows my network card is initializing/recognizing my connection, but it just ...
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Windows 8.1 SSD will not boot also will not display folder contents when mounted externaly on another machine

I dropped my windows 8.1 laptop and it seemed to be ok but when i moved the mouse over anything it went to the loading icon. So i shut down and rebooted my laptop hoping this would fix the issue ...