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bought used hp pavillion G7 notebook 64 bit from pawnshop

Windows services turned off, can not turn back on. I have transferred a lot of data..200+gigs, onto it, and I don't have hard disc to reinstall..I do have a 7 starter from my old notebook.. can I use ...
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mouse behavior running WIN 7 home premium on HP Pavilion G7 Notebook

Windows compatible mice of several types, all having center wheel, when scrolling down, travel approx 3 inches down page, then scroll back to top of page. Why, and how to fix please.
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Windows + E slow open of explorer window

Recently I stumble upon following issue. I have Windows 7 x64. I use windows+E shortcut and then I wait 3 second for window to pop up, however when I double click on computer icon I get explorer ...
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How to remove rarely used languages from language switch hot keys?

I type in the following 3 languages: Language A - 55% of the time Language B - 40% of the time Language C - 5% of the time The usual solution would be to have all three languages installed and use ...
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Wireshark does not pick up outbound traffic

I have a bit of 'n problem at a client. We are running a WCF Client/Server application, and for some reason when one of the users try to connect to the server, he gets a timeout, but the second time ...
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Skype is auto logout after login at Windows 7 and Android

My Skype latest version today is started logout me in a 2 seconds after login. I am using Windows 7 x64 on 2 PCs, 1 is with full windows updated and other is not. I tried to reinstall it and reset ...
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How to change color of a cell? [on hold]

I need help... I want to color one cell and wish that the same color to be appeared in the next raw. Ex: I wish to change color of B4 only, (from the range of B1-B122) and same color to be appeared ...
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monitor internet usage in my office which uses both ubuntu and windows 7

i am not a networking pro. my network admin wants to know the ways we can monitor internet usage by employees. my office systems have mostly ubuntu 12.04/14.04 and some windows 7 pcs. can i find a ...
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Is my laptop fake or real? (Dell) [on hold]

Well my father just bought me a new Dell laptop few day ago, the computer was Core i7,.... at first I work, play game everything fine but recently the computer began to crash my game and work (havent ...
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Figure is almost empty after PDF export in Microsoft Excel 2013

I am trying to export an Excel figure to PDF: It worked fine for other figures, but for this one I get a pretty disappointing output: instead of having: What can explain this issue? Other ...
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How can I set the interval unit between labels on the x-axis to a value higher than 255 in Microsoft Excel 2013?

In Microsoft Excel 2007 I could set the interval unit between labels on the x-axis to a value higher than 255: In Microsoft Excel 2013 whenever I set a value higher than 255, my value get reset to ...
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Task Manager shows more processes than I have running

I have ~50 processes running but the total processes in Task Manager shows 100+ always. What is causing this? And how can it be fixed?
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How to create a wifi hotspot in Windows 7 + redirection to a local webpage?

Before diving into the question, some quick background information: I have built a small experiment which works together with a computer running Windows 7. On this computer, there is a small webserver ...
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how to modify Grub or mgr so that I can boot into windows 7 instead of Neogrub

I have installed windows7 in C drive. Now I use easyBCD to install ubuntu. I followed the steps according to an article which teaches how to install ubuntu-windows dual system(not in English, so I ...
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I have a missing microphone jack on a toshiba satellite c850-13D laptop [on hold]

My laptop microphone jack has disappeared and my headset mic no longer works with the laptop. I know the mic works as it was working a couple of days ago. Like, it just disappeared. What happened?
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Windows hangs on first boot … mostly

I having some strange problems with the windows 7 PC of my mother in law. Mostly every time she starts her PC "after a while" (time is not really specifiable - often about a day) Windows hang up on ...
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My laptop fan speeds up after a part heats up

My laptop fan speeds up to a loud whine after a part heats up downstream of the charging input jack on the side of the computer and a fan starts to speed up and hot air blows through the fan and soon ...
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How can actually fit the page size to the drawing in Microsoft Visio 2013?

I want to fit the page size to the drawing in Microsoft Visio 2013. When I do design → Page setup → size → fit to drawing, they are still some margins: There doesn't seem to be any way to change ...
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How can I reduce the height of a swimlane in Microsoft Visio 2013?

I am trying to reduce the height of a swimlane in Microsoft Visio 2013 using drag and drop as usual but it doesn't seem to work: I then tried to change the height property in the ShapSheet: but ...
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Can one program use one NIC and another another NIC?

My laptop (Win7) have two NIC (one wifi integrated and one wifi dongle). It is connected to two different networks. Can I set for example uTorrent to download/upload over one NIC, and all others ...
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How to fake my screen to be CRT instead of LCD?

I assume that the operating system detects whether I have LCD or CRT, so it can select the allowed antialiasing methods? I want to get rid of this "brilliant" antialiasing for x-axis, called subpixel ...
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windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one (For windows 7 & 8)

I getting this error (windows couldn't create a new partition or locate an existing one. For more information, see the Setup log files.) when i am install windows any version in my PC using bootable ...
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Changing fullscreen default resolution in Windows

So, I have a graphics card (GTX660) which handles some pretty awesomely resolution, and a monitor which only supports up to 1920x1080. Most games are fine: they have at least one of: Alt+Enter ...
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Restoring WoW6432Node

I feel real stupid about this one. Before I go any further I would like to state that I have a registry backup I created two hours prior to this and I should have system restore checkpoints all over ...
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Why does this keep happening to the volume?

Basically this sums up what's happening to my PC: The sound never 'reaches' 100% even though the 'limit' is at 100%. The programs that are producing the sounds/music are all at 100%, for example: ...
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Folders with the same name in the same Location

Here are the properties of just 2 with the same name : The computer is 32 bit windows 7 professional SP1 I this when I tried to copy the parent folder to an external hardrive and was given the ...
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Replaced HDD, windows cd-key scratched from laptop sticker, what to do?

guys, My girlfriends pc hdd died and her (pretty old i3 dell) got a new hdd. I was planing to install previous windows 7 home premium using cdkey from the back of her laptop, but its all worn out. I ...
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What is this symbol and how can I avoid it?

Sample page: http://stackoverflow.com/a/25582316/2675672 Whenever I select the answer text, I see pipe (|) symbols beside my selection. See picture: But the dev tools show that the original text ...
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Chrome Task-bar Right Click Menu

I've started getting a really weird error popping up when I try to launch a second instance of google chrome from the taskbar right click menu. Any ideas? Here are the details... Scenario: Right ...
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Selective USB blocking

I would like to control access to USB ports on our network. We have operational USB devices connected to all PCs on the network, so I am not looking at simply disabling all USB ports functionality. ...
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Make Windows require password after hibernate

I set password for User-Accounts and for the Windows (Using syskey), but when I turn on my system after a hibernate, it don't require neither system password nor accounts password. and directly ...
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Sleeping the host system while running a VM on VirtualBox

I've been using VirtualBox for a while now, and have always assumed that it must be unsafe, for the VM, to put the host system into sleep or hibernate while said VM is running. However, after learning ...
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Windows 7 - when running old games, rundll32 is started for the first time

When I try to run some old games (specifically Diablo 2 now), when I double click the game icon, nothing happens, except for a Rundll32.exe starts under my current user, which consumes one of my CPU. ...
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Use Windows file explorer (file manager) of Win8 in Win7

Is it possible in a Windows 7 OS to somehow install the official file explorer of Windows 8 OS?
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How do I stop windows 7 from looking for network printers when I am disconnected from network?

When I boot my computer away from work I keep getting error message popups that say "Connecting to XYZPrinter on ABCfile01" then a second window pops with a red circle and an X in it saying "Connect ...
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open urls from a file in newtabs in firefox with delay

I'm using windows 7 and im trying to write a batch script or javascript that opens urls from a file each in a new tab with a sleep of 5 or so seconds, the file is 150,000 lines long and there is one ...
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Windows 7 hangs at “Starting Windows” screen when dual-booting with Ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot configuration. I have my original Windows 7 installation on my C: drive and the new Ubuntu 14.04 installation in a partition on my d: drive. GRUB shows ...
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my space bar lags behind my typing speed

When typing my space bar lags behind. When I look up I have a string of words together with no spaces between them. It does not matter what application I am using. It is happening as I type this, it ...
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sync a folder to google drive without making another copy of it on computer?

I have around 50 gig of music residing on my non-windows partition which I want to sync to google drive but there's not enough space on my windows drive. I do not wish to move my music or make another ...
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intel rapid start technology automatically changes to manual startup type in services

i just did a clean install of windows on my laptop and installed all the drivers including IRST(Intel Rapid Start Technology)... whenever i restart my laptop.. or leave it running for a few minutes ...
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How to get Double Click in notepad in Windows 8 to select the entire word / line of text and not stop at symbols such as -,+,% etc

In Windows XP, when one double clicks on a word, the entire word is selected. This is also true for words with dashes as well as urls that have dashes or other characters. For example: ...
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Removing “Show images”

I am using IBM Lotus Noted and I need very frequently to click on "Show images" to get images downloaded. Any possibility to make this selection as default? So, images are downloaded automatically ...
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Is it possible to connect multiple output screens to single machine

Suppose i have four screens A,B,C,D connected to single machine. I need to play different video to each screen which control and coordinated by application running on single machine. Problems i am ...
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Docking tabs in Chrome (windows), Is it gone

There was a feature in Chrome (at least on windows) documented here. For example: If you use Windows and you want to quickly resize your browser window, drag the window or tab to pre-defined ...
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Upgrading windows, finding the proper SATA drivers for the windows

I am trying to reinstall windows and have an error from both a USB bootable .iso and a install CD stating that I need the SATA drivers to continue. I cannot seem to find the proper driver or how I ...
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I stupidly moved AppData, now I can't put the files back (Win 7)

I was trying to move the AppData folder (or at least Roaming) off of my SSD so I could make a symbolic link, but I couldn't move everything due to some of the files being in use. After a restart, I ...
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Windows 7 Starter Edition Cannot Click Icons in Taskbar (Acer Laptop)

The taskbar shows up on the bottom of the screen as usual, and the icons for (in this case) Firefox, Excel, and Wordpad show up there, but I can't switch between programs by clicking the icons. ...
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Reinstalling windows on a multi-drive system, what to do with the data drive?

I need to wipe my Windows install by performing a clean installation. I have two drives: C: F: I have a lot of stuff on the F: drive. If I'm thinking right, can I just unplug the F: drive from ...
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Windows Update Error 80246002 on 2 newly rebuilt computers [on hold]

I have two machines that I've loaded with Windows 7 SP1 32bit (HP DV9000 and DELL XPS One) in the last 2 days. Both of them eventually got to a point trying to update KB2912390 plus 8 other updates ...
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How do I register an event log so that psloglist can access it?

This post is about the new sysmon tool from Sysinternals/Microsoft and the event log as relates to psloglist.exe, also from Sysinternals/Microsoft I'd like to query the sysmon windows event log: ...