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My win7 pro cannot enter safe mode

When I press F8, I can select safe mode. However, after it finished loading and I enter the admin password, the computer restart so that I can't enter the safe mode. Any ideas? Thanks
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Clean Installation of windows 7 64 BIT on Dell laptop XPS M1530 windows vista 32 BIT

I want to clean install windows 7 64 bit on my 8 years old Dell laptop having windows vista 32 bit home premium installed on my laptop. Although I have done windows installation before on other ...
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formating old windows xp primary partition after windows 7 installation

I had an old Windows XP (Dual booted with Ubuntu) running on my computer and then I decided to move on and installed Windows 7 in another logical drive. Now the Windows XP is corrupted and I want to ...
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windows boot issue after hardware change

so my current windows installation kicked the bucket, it was sightly curropted, a year of use later, i tried to fix it, and it went full corrupt. Anyway I have a second computer with amd apu. I put ...
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Failure of 1 SSD in Raid-0 that was bootdrive stopping computer from booting

I've spent 4+ hours searching this site and Google for someone to have/address my issue, and have had no luck so far, so I was wondering if someone could help me. Thank you! My computer has 2 32 GB ...
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Outlook automatically sorts email alphabetically when I first log on

Why does Outlook automatically sort emails alphabetically when I first log on, but I never arrange my emails alphabetically when I log off?
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Explaining the behavior of 8TB disk in different USB adapter

I was trying to make a backup onto a 8 TB Seagate SATA disk, so I placed the disk into a USB 3 adapter QP0020 by LogiLink and initialized the disk to be a GPT disk, using the whole capacity in one ...
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“Transform” code from an AutoRun.inf file

I've recently been fiddling with VeraCrypt and wanted to encrypt a USB-drive. VeraCrypt has a very handy portable future, so you can encrypt the drive and include the Veracrypt software so you can ...
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PuTTY terminal session between two windows 7 machines over ethernet

I would like to open a PuTTY terminal session on one machine which is physically connected to another machine via an ethernet cross-over cable. Ideally characters entered in the PuTTY terminal window ...
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Usb flash drives doesn't recognised after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and cpu on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. Everything works fine but now my computer doesn't recognise external drives and usb flash drives. Any ideas ...
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windows 10 setup not working. Checking for updates: 0% [duplicate]

I tried to update to windows 10 from windows 7 but after progress 100%, getting updates page came. But Checking for updates: 0% it is coming from last 8 hours. What is the problem? I am getting this ...
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No keyboard / mouse after Sysprep

I've changed mobo and cpu on a computer. Before change mobo and cpu I've run sysprep.exe. When I start the computer, keyboard and mouse works fine in the bios but when windows is launched, there is a ...
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Access violation error (0xc0000005) whenever I try to open any program

I have a problem with my ASUS laptop (Windows 7 x64 Home Premium), where whenever I try to start any program (cmd.exe, explorer.exe, and various tools in control panel still work, but any 3rd party ...
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How can I add one to the greater of two values in Excel?

I have MS Excel 2013 installed on my computer, running Windows 7. In Excel, I have a spreadsheet, in which I have two cells, each with a value determined by a formula. How can I add 1 to the largest ...
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Unable to install Visual Studio 2012 error displays

Every time I try to install visual studio 2012, this error always occurs. And I do not know why. Can someone please help me?
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Make Windows see SSD as an external drive?

So whenever I plug my Samsung 850 EVO into any computer with a SATA to USB 3.0 adapter, the PC recognizes it as an internal drive. This makes it impossible to just right click it and "Eject" when ...
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Upgrading to a 64 bit computer

I used a 32 bit computer with a 32 bit version of windows 7 until very recently, when the motherboard failed. I purchased a new computer, which is 64 bit. I would like to use my harddrive from my old ...
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Why does my display keep turning on, immediately after I force it off?

I have an HP TouchSmart 610-1030f that refuses to keep its display off after turning it off manually (using either program recommended in this thread). I have looked around (for about 4 hours), and ...
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Windows 7 keeps highlighting a particular item in start menu

Windows 7 highlights newly installed items in start menu. When I click/run the newly installed item from the start menu, windows removes the highlight. I am fine with this behavior. But sometimes ...
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Dual boot windows 7-windows damage after install

I install windows seven in hard diskpartition. Them I install windows 10 in another partition. When i try to boot windows 7 all is allright, but when i try to boot windows 10. boot fine one or two ...
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USMT excluding this computer

i'm trying to use USMT to migrate user profiles from one system to another. Here's the command i'm using: C:\USMT\amd64\scanstate.exe F:\Profile /ue:DOMAIN\* /ue:%computername%\* ...
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Laptop crashes on startup

I own a Acer Aspire 5737z; the problem exhibits with a normal Windows login and also in a safe mode login. What happens is basically, after logging into Windows my laptop has crashed to a black ...
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Batch file unable to edit the HOSTS file

I have a host edit that I need to deploy for a department. Rather than add that to their current image I was planning to add that as a post deployment script. I cast about looking for a script to edit ...
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If I install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit System will this affect driver installations?

The reason I am asking about this is: I am running a dual boot of Windows 7 and Kali 2.0. Now the windows does not recognize any USB device despite 1 whole week devoted to looking for the drivers ...
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windows 7 pro- import pictures and video wizard does not close after importing images

This is a problem I never had on this computer, until recently when it suddenly started (may have been after a windows update...not sure). After importing the images via USB cable from my camera, ...
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Custom combining mobile data and wifi on windows 7

I have 2 internet sources 3G based Huawei E3533 Dongle (usb) with unlimited bandwidth and speed (Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device ) 4G Huawei router (Wi-Fi) with limited bandwith and ...
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Hard drive has no bad sectors, but has very slow copy in some areas like quicksand

It started with watching movies on the HD and they buffered which makes no sense for local files. I decided to move everything off the drive just in case and it copies at 100Mb/s for hundreds of gigs ...
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Is there a way to limit bandwidth usage on Windows 7?

Often, I tether my Android smartphone to my Windows 7 PC, while travelling. This office PC has many background data-consuming applications (like software update, virus definition downloads, large ...
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Accessing Cabled computers using a laptop on wireless

Setup: I have a wired desktop (windows7) connected to a router and a laptop (windows7) connected via wifi on the same router. Both have internet connection Both can ping the router Both firewalls are ...
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Windows (sleep mode) Screen is dimming but unable to go to sleep

When i'm running windows 7(64 bits) a long time , the computer won't go to sleep when i hit the sleep mode button or the power button (since i'm configuring it that way) When going to sleep , the ...
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Windows 7 - missing PID in services tab, task manager

So, as stated in the title, PID tab is missing from services tab in task manager. I need PID in order to find a windows service, which causes lots of hard page faults in my system. Any way to fix ...
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“Enable context menus and dragging and dropping” is missing from Start Menu Properties

Right context menus are missing when I try to right click on an icon in my start menu, for example if I want to run as administrator. I've found a couple places on the web that suggest that I need to ...
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Windows 7 Jenkins installation with admin rights says insufficient privileges to start services

I tried to install Jenkins on Windows 7 home edition and got the following error. Service 'Jenkins' (Jenkins) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services. I ...
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How can I change the default file window parameters for window 7?

This How can I change the default file presentation for Windows XP applies to XP and the directions and link in the answer are not applicable (Link broken). I would like windows to come up set to ...
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KVM virtual Win 7 instance not genuine

Running kvm, qemu, libvirt... and have six virtual machines, five Linux, one Win 7. All the Linux instances are running perfectly as is the win 7 instance, but... After installing the Win 7 machine we ...
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Clicking anything in Start menu crashes Explorer

Whenever I try clicking a link in Start Menu (both the list of frequently used apps you see when you just open the menu and the All Programs folder) Explorer crashes and restarts. Data that might or ...
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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins access to edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I have ...
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running a program in a subdirectory

Say my current working directory is C:\Users\neubert\Documents\ or something. Let's also say that I have a subdirectory in that directory - subdir - and a file in that subdirectory - filename.exe. ...
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Local group policy for all users

Windows 7, 64bit. I have two simple .bat scripts created, one which runs at logon, the other at logoff. The .bat files are located in C:\bat. Other users have access to this folder. The contents of ...
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Adding a network printer for all users on a single Windows 7 machine

Is there a simple way to make sure that anyone that logs into a single machine will have access to a network printer without going out to download the printer drivers from the print server? I've tried ...
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All users applications on taskbar

I would like to know, is it possible to see all logged user's active applications on task bar at Windows 7? I mean like user X has firefox and chrome ran and user Y got paint ran i switch to user X ...
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Windows 7 - spontaneous wake from sleep

Irregularly, unattended PC wakes up. A typical 'system' event log sequence is below Basically, my question is whether anything can be inferred from this. More specifically, Is the order of ...
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DSIM.exe wont remove files

I need some help cleaning up a winsxs folder that is about 15GB in widows7. I went to this page, hoping that i could use the dsim command to reduce the size of winsxs. instead I get error 87, "remove ...
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Can't start Ubuntu VM's on VirtualBox 5.0.14

I've been trying to spin up Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04.3) VM's on VirtualBox installed on my Windows 7 laptop. For reference, I tried running an older Ubuntu VM (with Spark installed, that worked ...
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windows 7 home premium reinstallation problems [duplicate]

My dell Studio 1749 is over 6 years old and has never given any problems.I need to reinstall windows becasue a few weeks ago after doing updates from windows it started telling me my copy of windows ...
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Windows 7 update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% [duplicate]

I have tried the answers in this question Windows update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% I have all ready installed the Update kb3102810, Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU ...
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Macromedia Projector has stopped working

I have HP Scanjet Pro 3000 S2 Scanner. and when I insert the CD for installing it's software it says 'Macromedia Projector has stopped working' and doesn't install the software. Any Idea how can I ...
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WDS Adding Boot Image and Install Image with no Installation Disk

I am working through a lab dealing with Windows Deployment Service in Windows Server 2012. In order to progress I need to add an Install image and a Boot Image. All documentation I can find, including ...
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Windows 7 registry: checking for auditing.

I was wondering if there was a method to check if a registry (or keys) are being audited, specifically via a group policy. I'm already aware of WMI keeping track of object read, edit, and delete ...
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Win 7 HomeGroup frequently ask for “Network Password”

I have setup a Win7 PC as a local server called "HomeServer" and have set all other Win7 PCs join homegroup on "HomeServer" PC. Then, I have all the file sharing on that "HomeServer" PC. This kind of ...