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Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working

Today I turned on the PC. I used it a little bit, and tried ejecting my external HDD, it would not exit. To fix this i have tried: Going to the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the tray, but when I ...
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Easy way to delete duplicate files in a folder in Windows 7

I have a folder with lots of images, where each image file has a duplicate file in the form abc.jpg and abc-1.jpg (where the latter is the duplicate file). Is there an easy way to select and delete ...
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Ways to start a program at the same time as cmd

I'm in a bit of a quandary: when I want to start a program at the same time as another program, my normal MO is to make a batch file that goes something like this: @ echo off start exe1.exe start ...
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Ubuntu formatted drive not visible on macbook pro or windows desktop

I have an older SSD (12.04 installed on it, encrypted) that was inside an ubuntu server, this particular server is on its last leg so I removed the SSD and tried mounting it on my mac to format it, ...
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Recovering a Partition with data on it

So I stupidly deleted a partition when I was trying to join two partitions from the same disk together. It had been split up to a 100mb partition and the large hunk. This was my old drive that I used ...
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cursor will not move to second screen

I have install Synergy correctly on the server machine. Then installed correctly on the Client machine. All seems as it is explained in the installation instructions, but I can not find where to ...
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Mistake after deleting AppData folder on Windows 7

I unfortunately deleted AppData and ProgramData folder from C drive since because I wanted to gain space. This resulted in deleting of all apps from my Windows 7 tiles. Also my Store App is also not ...
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Windows explorer crashes every 30 seconds

My windows explorer crashes in every 30 seconds or so. On the title bar, it shows "Not Responding", system hangs for a while and after clicking on the window itself, everything fades in white color. ...
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Changing UserAccount Name is not working Compeletly

You can change your user account name by using the command below: wmic UserAccount where Name="OLDName" call Rename Name="NEWName" Also You can use VBScripts To do this job, But there is a problem, ...
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Replace multiple strings in multiple files

I think the title speaks for itself. How can I replace multiple strings in multiple files? For example, I have the following strings: home.php, blog.php, forums.php, contact.php, etc. And I want ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 meeting reminders open as minimized (in Windows Taskbar)

Ever since I started using Microsoft Outlook 2010, all of my meeting reminders are opened as minimized, not maximized. The icon isn't much different in the Taskbar, so the flashing task is sometimes ...
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How can I trick Windows 7 into having a second monitor in c++

I have an Intel Graphics Adapter, so I could use the Screen Resolution method said here: Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor to fake a second monitor on my netbook to get CrazyTalk 6 (a ...
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RDP client (mstsc) can't log in to any server

RDP Client suddenly stopped logging in to any RDP server. I'm sure that my credentials are right; I can log in via Remmina on Linux, but can't do it on Windows native TSC. I tried to remove ...
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how to use HTTP over all computer?

I'm using a HTTP proxy on firefox, something like proxy.mit.it:8080. I can use firefox to access network. Now I hope other applications on my laptop can also use the proxy to access internet. I ...
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whilst on a vpn cannot access some urls

I use windows 7 machine and a VPN to access a remote work computer. This worked fine and I was able to also access skype simultaneously on the home machine (to take a work call with smooth sound) and ...
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Error “Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition” when installing Win 7 on a laptop with SSD and HDD

I have Lenovo Y500 with 64GB SDD (for Linux, /dev/sda or Disk 0) and 1TB HDD (for Linux data and Windows, /dev/sdb or Disk 1). My HDD is partitioned like this: {empty space} ~292GB ext4 partition ...
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Unable to access SAMBA Share from Windows

Hi I've tried solutions from similar questions but none of seem to solve the issue. Here's a short and crisp description of the problem. Windows Client OS : Windows Server 2008 WORKGROUP : WORKGROUP ...
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I cant uninstall a program, neither install, what to do?

I have a program (Office 2010) but somehow it all was deleted from its "program files" folder. If I try to reinstall: installer crashes, and no usable message If I try to uninstall: Windows 7 was ...
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Copy paste activates control button for keyboard shortcuts on windows 7

For two weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity doiwn: Whenever I copy paste with CTRL+C / CTRL+V, my computer keyboard behaves as if I had CTRL button pressed ...
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Hard drive is not accessible

I have installed new internal hard drive on my desktop but when I click on partiton of the hard drive from another hard drive it is showing "Unable to mount location" in linux(from ubuntu and ...
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Script to disable “Show Characters” in the WIFI network properties

I want to know if it exist a script to disable the "Show Characters" check box in the WIFI network properties. I know it is possible to do it manually, but given that we have a lot of computer to ...
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How to make Avast! ignore any file in specific folder and all subfolders?

I tried by adding the folder to exclusions list, but it did nothing. Currently the only option is to uninstall Avast! so I can actually develop my programs without hearing false alarms all the time. ...
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Out-of-office automaticly set for Outlook 2010 for inside & outside organisation

I am currently able to automatically enable OOO (out-of-office) automatically when Outlook is closed. I have the following code which enables OOO when I close outlook, it currently works only for ...
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Accessing two devices with the same IP?

I want to connect my laptop to two WiFi enabled digital cameras, that have the same IP hardcoded: 192.168.1.1 One solution that I've successfully tried: Connect one device to the laptop's built in ...
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Load all content of a webpage without having to scroll down

Recently many websites have adopted load on scroll approach. One has to scroll down to load more content for EG: youtube,google,facebook. Is there a way one can load all content without having to ...
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Race condition: …systemprofile\Desktop unavailable error

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. is a well known problem which is deeply discussed in internet. I'm experiencing one of its variations ...
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How to disable one keyboard language that case when don't see it in the language bar?

I have strange problem in my computer. I use two keyborad local: Hungary, English. After Windows Update my computer default language was set to Latvia (LV). But I cannot see this languauge in settings ...
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Long continous sound with Gigabyte motherboard

I think I have a refurbish desktop computer since it has no labels or names on it. But the motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV. Now when I switch on the computer, fan spins, lights on power/reset ...
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Can I add another stick of 2 GB to a 32 bit Windows Starter system?

I am running Win 7 Starter 32-bit on an Acer Aspire, 2gb RAM. Will 2 extra GB Ram make my system faster? When I install the RAM system properties says that the system has 4 GB but only 2 is usable. ...
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Blurred Text on Printing in IE 9 and Google Chrome in Windows 7

I have a problem printing text using Internet Explore 9 and Chrome. With IE9: I use an printer EPSON PLQ-20M. What I have noticed is that if I use IE 7 there is no problem. When I print using IE 9 I ...
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Print Screen key stopped working

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate and the Print Screen key stopped working: no image is put in the keyboard when I hit Print Key. Nothing happen when I hit Alt + Print Key either. The issue affects ...
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Does windows go to some low power mode when RDP connections is 'hidden/unfocused'?

I use RDP often, and I sometimes notice that when I switch to the RDP window only shortly every few minutes, it works slower than if I use it exclusively. Is it possible that some optimization causes ...
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Changing date format in file name

I have a number of files that contain the date in the following format: dd-mm-yyyy, I'd like to change the date part in the name to a different format: yyyy-mm-dd. Any ideas? I'm no expert in ...
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Hard drive working in 5 second pulses?

Bit of an odd issue with a laptop (Toshiba C660D 181). For most of the time, the hard drive seems to operating in 5 second pulses. The laptop doesn't have a HDD light and the HDD itself is very ...
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Secondary Monitor not waking up

I have an Acer aspire laptop, with an external monitor, connected through VGA. I use the "Projector Only" Function. When I put the computer to sleep, then wake it again, Both screens remain blank. I ...
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How to boot from USB and copy files to USB?

My Windows 7 installation is broken. It won't boot and when I run the installation from bootable USB, it gets stuck right at the beginning saying "Loading something something (can't remember what)", ...
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What happens if I plug a Windows7 hard drive into a different PC?

In terms of - a) technical and b) licensing considerations, will it work? Obviously many drivers will be incorrect/missing but I'd have expected Windows was able to fix that. So will it run up and ...
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Windows Boot Manager - Grub2

I have 3 partitions on my hard-disk with each one operating system. Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Ubuntu 14.04. In the past I had (pre-)installed Windows 7, I shrunk some of it's disk size and ...
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Can an xperf trace contain passwords?

I recorded an xperf trace. Can the trace contain passwords? (assuming that paths contain no password) I see that upon hitting xperf -stop I have the following warning: The trace you have just ...
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Streaming music across your local network with VLC: choosing which application I want to stream the music from?

I use Airfoil to send any audio to other computers: I can choose which application I want to stream the music from. I know that VLC has a streaming feature to play music/video simultaneously on ...
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How to deal with file subsets?

Often I need a bunch of files that are taken from an organized set stored on a hard drive in Windows 7. An example will elucidate: Let's say you have 9 folders, each named with the name of a ...
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How can I do a clean install of Office 2010 onto a new system that has Office 365 trial?

System: Dell M3800 Laptop running Windows 7 Pro My new laptop came with a trial of Office. In the C: \ Program Files x86 \ Microsoft Office directory, it's listed as "Office 15" and only has about ...
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Fun with symbolic links and `notepad.exe` (replacing default notepad application in Windows 7)

I'd like to change my default notepad program from notepad2 to notepad++ (but my question is more complicated than just that so please don't stop reading!) When making the change from notepad to ...
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How to share a folder (directory) with an Android device?

Step by step, how does one share a folder (directory) that is on a Windows 7 system with an Android device? I want a true networking share (over Wifi), not an FTP connection. I would prefer not to ...
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Does recovering from a different Windows disk affect your license?

My laptop came with pre-installed Windows 7 and I do not have a recovery DVD nor a Windows installation disk. On boot the laptop says that BCD is missing. To recover I'd normally need a Windows ...
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.NET Framework 4.5.2 versioning

Can .NET Framework 4.5.2 be deployed on a clean Windows 7 system (which does not include .NET Framework 4)? In other words, can .NET Framework 4.5.2 be installed without previously installing 4?
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Which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored?

Is there any way to see which files in the Avast virus chest have been restored? When I restore a file, it doesn't disappear from the virus chest list. I would like to be able to see which files ...
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Changing Last Opened Folder in IE

As you knonw IE will save last opened folder somewhere. so next time when you try to choose a file from PC, the last opened folder will be the starting folder for choosing files. I want to know where ...
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Can't get symbolic link creation permissions to work under windows

I am trying to grant my user the privileges to create symbolic links. I ran secpol.msc and navigated to Local policies -> User rights assignment -> Create symbolic links. I have added my user's ...
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Windows 7 BSOD update

I recently updated (on the 17/10/14) my computer on windows 7 and it crashed my computer (with the blue screen of death). I don't know which update it was as there was 17 to install and 1 optional. ...