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Intel HD Graphics 3000: Screen resolution greater than panel's?

Occasionally, I need to create screenshots at a resolution higher than the display of my laptop. It has two graphics cards, an Intel HD Graphics 3000, and an NVIDIA NVS 4200M. In the BIOS I can switch ...
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Does windows change files when file extensions are changed?

I have noticed that changing the file extension from one to another and back to the old one will make the file unusable. Why is it so ? Does changing the extension change the file contents ? Also, ...
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i confuse about which formula are appliced [on hold]

my problem is combination of some related data like, if amount is <2000 then Charges apply 250,if amount is 2000 to 25000 then charges apply 1300,and to be continue.. so i confuse about which ...
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How to Boot to VHD without any “host” ?

Windows' BCD users needed here ! Any explanations are welcome even if you don't have the answer itself :) I've found many tutorials to do it, but I do not want to use any WinPE or copying any guest ...
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ID disk from event message

I have the following event in event viewer: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk6\DR19." Log Name: System Source: Disk EventID: 11 Level: Error How do I know what disk this ...
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How do I configure Microsoft Remote Desktop to remote into my PC from my Android tablet?

I have installed the Microsoft remote desktop app from the Google play store, and ran it while I was at home, and it worked fine; I have a wireless cable modem router, so I added and configured a ...
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Virus/Malware/Hijackware Win7 - Hijacks Admin Permissions & More

This is my first post on SuperUser, so if this is inappropriate, please let me know. I've recently come across a very resilient virus (I use that term EXTREMELY lightly...because I have no idea what ...
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Changing Desktop Notification sound in Iron/Google Chrome

I am wondering how I would go about changing the Desktop Notification sound in Iron which is based of off of Google Chrome. I have done some Googling but have so far found nothing. I am using Iron V ...
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windows 7 says UmmyDownloader doesnt exist but is still in my list of apps

windows 7 saiy ummydownloader doesnt exist but still shows in my list of installed apps cant delete it because it is not supposed to exist. Tried to delete several times, looked for it in the registry ...
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How do I use a 32-bit version in Internet Explorer 11 (64-bit)?

I need to run the 32 bit version of Windows Internet Explorer 11 for a specific app. But my OS is 64 bit. How do I specifically do this? Is it even possible? Thank you!
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2nd Wifi connected PC loses connectivity seemingly when other PC falls asleep?

I have a PC connected via ethernet to an ubee modem/router for internet access. A 2nd PC in another room is connected via a usb wifi connector. Often I am told the other PC loses connectivity and if ...
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one click prevent domain users changing walpaper, time, disable lan, controll panel without group policy [on hold]

any one click registry trick to prevent domain users[windows 7] changing following things. i need to apply 30 workstation pc. our dc centralized. so i don't have access to create domain policy. i hope ...
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Virtualbox Color Depth

Windows 7 64bit Host, Windows 98 SE Guest. I am trying to run a game that requires 16-bit color depth (Obsidian). The Guest's display panel is telling me I am in 16-bit color mode. But the game says ...
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my laptop is not not booting from cd

I'm trying to format my laptop. I burned the Windows ISO file on a DVD. The problem is my laptop is not booting from the DVD. After a lot of time spent searching, some suggested to stop the secure ...
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Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7

The issue i'm having is that only a small percentage of programs show up in the "Program and Features" section of Windows 7, where a user can uninstall programs. Formerly known as add/remove programs. ...
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Showing different space in Windows and Mac [duplicate]

I have a Mac which has a 500GB drive. I used bootcamp to split the whole drive into 300GB for Mac OSX and 200GB for Windows 7. However, when I went into Windows, I found the spaces for the two ...
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How to increase space for ubuntu

I have installed Ubuntu in my laptop along with Windows 7. Initially I alloted only 20Gb and installed it. Now I need to add 30GBB more to it. How can I do that? I am new to Ubuntu. ...
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Running ipv6 tunnel on windows 7 alongside local dns server

I am running an IPv6 tunnel via Hurricane Electric in Windows 7, which has been working fine for ages. My router does not support IPv6 at all natively. I am also experimenting with running a local ...
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CRC Error..HDD failure or Windows failure?

I have seagate hdd with windows 7 ultimate installed on partition C and the partition D for data. Suddenly while booting, windows ask me for disk checking volume/partition D for consistency. If i let ...
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It's saying that my Packard bell needs a cable connection [on hold]

when I turn my Packard bell laptop on it says I need to check my cable connection?why is that?
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How to remove mystartsearch.com from browsers

Today, my sister accidentally downloaded an adware/spyware into my PC. Now, every-time I open up any browsers, I will see mystartsearch.com homepage. I tried all the best I can based on my knowledge ...
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How much does having Indexing running on my Samsung SSD affect health vs. search speed?

I used the Samsung Magician program to check my SSD and it recommends disabling Indexing b/c it generates a lot of random reads and writes. But it seems like if I disable Indexing then everytime I do ...
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How do I check the health of my Samsung SSD?

I've got a Samsung SSD on Windowws that's giving CHKDSK errors. How do I check the health?
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How can I tell if repeated CHKDSK errors means my SSD is going bad?

I"m getting errors (see below) on CHDSK on my SSD drive (it's the main Windows drive). How can I tell if they mean my SSD is going bad? + System - Provider [ Name] ...
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How do I access SmartCtl on Windows 7?

I've got an SSD that may be going bad. A SU answer suggested using Smartctl but I don't know how to access that. (It's not available on the command line)
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IE11 on windows 8.1 loses my logins data

I recently switched to windows 8.1 and IE 11 and in Windows 7 with (I am not sure about IE version!), when I login to say Gmail and I closed IE and restart my laptop, I was still login to Gmail when I ...
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How can I enable 'tagging' to a file for file types that don't allow it normally?

Background: Here's the situation: I have a game that I'm adding mods to. Mods generally add extra files to the game folder. So I'd like a way of easily distinguishing between 'mod' and 'vanilla' ...
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Sudden BSOD (blue screen of death) on MacBook Pro running Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro (2014 Mid) running Windows 7 and it encountered a sudden blue screen death as the screenshot shows. The information on the blue screen reads: A problem has been detected and ...
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Print spool service appears to cause Explorer to hang - how to fix this?

I'm encountering a strange problem. A few days ago, my primary printer (Samsung ML-2950) unexpectedly stopped working with a "0 % toner" message. One file was in the print queue at that time. Right ...
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Set freshly applied windows 7 image to boot into audit mode

I applied a windows 7 image from a windows 8 setup disc onto a drive on my hard disk,. and added the boot entry I want to boot it into audit mode, so that I can update everything, install software, ...
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My pendrive is not working .. Please help me out [on hold]

I made my pendrive as a win7 bootable usb and installed win7 in my friend's lappy. and I have formatted the pendrive after installation of win 7.. and when I connected again to my lappy, it asked to ...
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How do I prioritize one network interface over another, in the context of 'lower level' windows functions?

Alright so I think I'm at the right SE site... We'll find out in a minute; but my apologies if I'm not. Anyway... I have a couple of network interfaces on this system ( and a couple at my place of ...
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Windows 7 installation disc fails to boot properly on UEFI

Whenever I try to install Windows 7 onto my laptop, the boot process simply stops and hangs at the boot splash. No error is given, and the splash continues to animate. However, it never progresses ...
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MySQL database dumps on Windows 7 when one doesn't know the username, password, database name and host name

I've read this http://blog.winhost.com/using-mysqldump-to-backup-and-restore-your-mysql-databasetables/ but the problem is I don't know the username, password, database name or local host name as I ...
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Windows 7 and SPDIF audio

I have a P8Z77 Pro motherboard, and I'm trying to use the SPDIF audio jack to connect to a Home Theather. I have the Realtek HD Audio Manager installed from the motherboard, but I can't get it (or ...
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Is CCCP the best codec? [on hold]

I recently read that different codec packs such as CCCP, K-Lite, madVR produce different quality images. Does anyone know if one is better then the other or if they all are the same? I primarily am ...
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Outlook 2010 sends but won't receive (Win 7 professional)

Have six win 7 machines set up with outlook (OL) 2010, to send & receive the same two shared company email accts. All OL's Account Settings and Send/Receive Group Settings configured the same way, ...
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shortcuts opening as 7zip files

My brother tried to open a .lnk file with 7zip and now every shortcut tries to open in 7zip, how do i undo this or fix this? I genuinely have no idea what to do or where to start and no one else ...
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windows 7 disk cleanup won't delete my windows update (winsxs) files

I have tried multiple times running disk cleanup and CLEANMGR and I have right-clicked to run as administrator. My files are never deleted although it claims it will delete 3.6GB. My winsxs folder ...
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Setting Kali Linux as default system instead of using it via VirtualBox?

I just installed Kali Linux using VirtualBox. Is there any method to set Linux as my default system and get rid of the current one which is Windows 7? Or is it neccessary to delete both and install ...
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Disconnect keyboard/mouse in Windows 7/8.1 as trigger for running a programm

I'm using a KM (keyboard/mouse)-switch toggling between Desktop and Laptop Windows (7 and 8.1) machines. Both are connected via Displayport to the same UHD monitor which is able to select the active ...
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boot2docker Windows - trying to access external drive

I have an external drive F: that I would like to give access to my containers. This wasn't a problem in Linux, but I am struggling to find a way with Windows. The only thing I can access from windows ...
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can i install windows to extarnal hdd and make it portable [duplicate]

Can im install windows to external hdd. can im use it to every computer. Can im boot it to any computer. I mean how to make windows portable os . Tell me how it possible or why not and suggest me ...
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Can I transfer my C: drive to any other PC and boot sucessfully?

Is it possible to transfer the C: drive to any other PC? How do I make it bootable and runnable on every PC without any problem or error? I'm used to Acronis but I have found many problems with this. ...
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Update KB3013455 actually affects Windows 7 systems too?

I'm experiencing blurriness and fading letters. There has been released a fix for that but not for Windows 7 so what do I do? Here's what I'm talking about in case anyone's confused.
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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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Desktop PC can't boot after restoring the C: drive from a laptop image backup [on hold]

I backed up my Dell Inspiron 3537 Windows 7 C: drive using Acronis True Image. I then used that image and restored it to my friend's Core i3 desktop PC. The desktop now turns off when starting ...
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Falcon BMS - Forcing screen resolutions to work for oculus rift (To get stereo to work)

I am working on getting the game Falcon 4 (bms) to work with the oculus rift. The only issue I envision is what I have trouble with now. The game has 2 stages (menu, 3d world). The menu creates a ...
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Problems with Win7 & Adobe Reader

My operating system is Win 7 Pro I have installed Adobe Reader 10.1 when that didn't work, I installed Adobe Reader from the website, latest version. That doesn't work either. I use Microsoft ...
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Disconnecting / logging out from Windows network share without restarting Workstation service

I have a file server running (SMB) that I connected to in Explorer (Windows 7 Professional) by visiting \\1.2.3.4 directly. I logged in as one user, without saving credentials, and now wish to log out ...