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In Win 7 can I use one long animated \ moving wallpaper image, on dual monitors, @ 3840x1080p?

I'm running Win 7 Ultimate 64bit. I have two 1080p monitors. In Win 7 I can natively use one long 3840x1080p still image and just right click and set it to desktop background. It requires no third ...
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software deleted on acer laptop running windows 7 preventing sleep mode

My computer was running slow, so my brother uninstalled a bunch of programs. He accidentally deleted whatever allowed my laptop to go into sleep/hibernate mode. Any suggestions as to what that program ...
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What Font does Notepad use to display e.g. Hebrew, when it claims to use Lucida Console but Lucida Console doesn't have those characters?

Courier New has the character \u05D0 hebrew letter aleph some other fonts do too such as Miriam and David. I can paste that into notepad Lucida Console does not have the character. Character map ...
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How to change the default size of Google Hangouts for Windows?

How can I change the default size of a chat window in Google Hangouts for Windows?
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Is it possible to change the color of the aero spinner

I was playing around with Windows 7 X4 edition on a virtual machine and I noticed something very interesting which I really want. The aero loading wheel was dark blue instead of teal, and that looked ...
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Disabling volume control on win 7 background window

If I have an application running in the front window, then change window focus, the sound in the prior-forward window is silenced. Is there a way to prevent this, especially for a particular window ...
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Windows 10 upgrade compatibility check re-launch

I've got this message on Asus a53s (W7): "Windows 10 can't be installed on this PC", last run 4.7.2015. Report: There are no supported networking devices. The network devices run properly, I ...
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Windows 10 Installation Error - Memory Management

I created a bootable USB using windows 10 tool. All worked fine but at the end of the installation I am getting MEMORY_MANAGEMENT error. I installed 3 times and downloaded ISO in my USB twice but it ...
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Windows 10 install fails alongside Windows 7

I recently got ahold of a T450s which came stock with Windows 7, and I'd like to leverage the Windows 10 upgrade. I know that Windows 10 still has some bugs to be worked out, however, so for safety's ...
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Monitor network usage by app on a Windows 7 Embedded kiosk

My company operates a growing number of kiosks running Windows 7 Embedded. Because of their location (at grocery stores & retailers) we are moving to using 3G and 4G wireless modems on a shared ...
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Running both 32 and 64 bit version of Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7

I need to be able to select which version of IE11 I run (32 or 64 bit) on my 64-bit Windows 7. I've tried running it from "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)", but the "bittnes" is always the ...
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Phone USB hotplug opens odd directory in windows 7

When plugging in my Galaxy Nexus 5 into my computer, explorer tries to open to %HOME%/Desktop/page04/ The phone shows just as a USB hub with a MTP device and the Android Debug Bridge on it (no HID ...
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Flagged message not coloring subject as expected

When I red flagged a message in my Inbox the whole subject line used to turn red then about six months ago it just stopped doing that. I found it extremely useful because it made messages I wanted ...
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After adding RAM to laptop Windows not loaded from GRUB loader, but Linux works fine

I have a laptop which had 8 GB DDR3, and I've added 8 GB more. I also have Linux installed (12.4) and Windows 7 Professional working via GRUB loader. So Linux works fine and sees all 16 GB ram, ...
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why doesn't my onboard video card show up in device manager?

I am running Windows 7 Pro. I have an on board integrated video card and a pci video card installed. they both worked fine til now.All of a sudden my second of two monitors is not getting a signal ...
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chm issue. Error when clicking item within ntcmds.chm “The value of the property resizegloss is null or undefined”

I copied ntcmds.chm from an XP machine (I know it's probably a bit old, it being XP, but Win7 doesn't have any locally available chm like that) And when I click the "command line reference" item, I ...
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Where to find an official copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installer? [duplicate]

I could not get a copy from Digital River the official distribution partner of Windows 7, as it seems to have stopped distributing windows 7. Is there an alternative? - I have a product key but my ...
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Unable to open SSMS from run window

I'm having an issues that bugs me and can't seem to be able to solve it. I have SQL Server 2005 and 2012. For the 2005 instance this is my path (for both 2005 and 2012 the path that leads straight to ...
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Cant install Windows updates KB3023224 and KB3035490

I cant install the following updates, not matter how many tries (even though it gives me a green message at the end, as if they were successfully installed). After a while they reappear, asking me to ...
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Dell WM524 Wireless Bluetooth Mouse not working

I got a new Dell WM524 Wireless Bluetooth Mouse with a new Dell E5550 notebook. It is simply not working, I have tried with three different computers (Win 7 x64, Win 7 x32, Win Vista) and it is not ...
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Make new programs in windows 7 / 8 sound mixer muted by default

This question is about the windows 8 sound mixer, which is the same in windows 7. What I have: When I open a new program it's volume is 100% of the master volume. What I want: when I open a new ...
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cannot set 'independent dual headphones' as default playback device

I sometimes listen music from my phone and sometime from my laptop via headphones. I figured out that my laptop is not giving a stereo output through headphones. After a little research I figured ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in ...
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Why can't Windows 7 search FIND ANYTHING in my User Home folder or most other places?

Here's my Search setup in Windows 7: Here's the folder I want Windows to search: Here's me telling it to search (what it searches for is immaterial. It NEVER finds ANYTHING: It should have ...
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Computer hangs on Sleep. Need help reading dmp file

My computer is hanging when it tries to enter sleep mode. The screen will turn off but the computer continues to run indefinitely. I have tried debugging it myself but it has exceeded my abilities. I ...
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How to Fix Virtual Floppy Drive Windows 7 64bit

I am following the OSDev tutorial over at brokenthorn, and a part of it is creating a virtual floppy drive using vfdwin.exe. I downloaded it from the sourceforge page, and while there is another ...
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Windows 7 Error Windows cannot access \\Computer

I have four computers on my home network: a 2003 Server in the domain NETCON, a desktop XP machine, a laptop XP machine and a laptop 7 machine. All the machines can see each other on the network. All ...
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Is there a way to make DLLs in some folder have higher priority than app's folder?

Certain software I'm using comes with a broken DLL which makes it crash at random. The only way to fix issue is to download correct dll from somewhere like dll-files.com. I've already made aware ...
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unable to get wifi adapter compaq nc6120 working

Problem is solved. on the bottem is the solution for my problem. Original Question: I have an Compaq nc6120 notebook. It has an onboard wifi adapter but I cannot get it working / installed. I ...
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Windows Backup got interrupted, how can I find and delete the backup files created during the interrupted session?

I tried to create a backup on my external hard drive, but unfortunately that got interrupted. Before I ran the backup program, the external hard drive had 860 GB free. Now, it says it has 660 GB free. ...
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Why I can't format 500 GB drive as FAT32 under Windows 7? [duplicate]

What can cause Windows 7 to prevent me from formatting 500 GB (actually 465 GB) external USB disk as FAT32? No matter, what I did (Windows Explorer, Disk Management), the only options I was presented ...
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Instead of Disk, may just BURN my computer

I have an old HP Compaq 6710B laptop which ran XP-PRO-SP3 32bit (x86) as sole OS. It has an un-bootable 160gb HDD and a HP (2008) Model No.UJ-861 HHC-A DVD=RW Drive. I also have a Dell Latitude E6430 ...
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Laptop rarely loading web pages

My computer rarely can load any web pages and takes a long time when it can. It says that the webpage is not available. I have tried running Malwarebytes, however it said there was no threats. I am ...
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Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image?

Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image ? I haven't tried it yet, so I'm asking if any of you guys have experience using a Windows 7 or 8 key to do a ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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Intel 82579V LAN driver dropping out

My PC has an Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection and the on-board LAN adapter has started misbehaving over the last few days. When I boot up, the PC has no LAN connection. The entry in device ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 220 and DELL Optiplex 740 SFF

I've got a problem with proper working of my Nvidia GeForce GT 220 card in my DELL Optiplex 740 SFF.The card was mounted into PCI-Express X16. After plugging a monitor into my card's VGA the display ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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Need help to Deploy Windows7 image in a workgroup

I am maintaining a windows 7 workgroup of around 50 PC's (in one room, and multiple rooms like this) in an educational institute. All hardware platforms are identical. No server. all in one workgroup ...
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changed my screen resolution on windows 7 [on hold]

i put a new operating system in my lap.but my screen resolution is changed on my windows .my display ,icons,file is expand and stressed type. how to put a new screen resolution software so please ...
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How to avoid boot failure after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with dual boot

Basically, I want to avoid this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/654386/windows-10-upgrade-lead-into-grub-rescue My current disk partitioning scheme looks like this Model: ATA ST1000DM003-9YN1 (scsi) ...
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Parallels leaves trails after uninstalling

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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What happens if you copy half of C:\Windows of Windows 10 and half of C:\Windows of Windows 7 [on hold]

If you copy half of System32 from Windows 10 to Windows 7 (and replace the files) would it be Windows 10 and 7 split in half? (say aero and transparencies, but with a 2d look and have the Windows ...
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Questions on Windows 10 and licencing/upgrading

I had Windows 8.1 Pro N on my computer, with a serial, that was from the MSDNAA programm. I was able to reserver Win 10, and when it came out, I put the ISO on an USB stick, because I didn't want to ...
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Step by step How to Install Windows 7 [on hold]

Insert the DVD windows 7 or plug the flash windows 7 us, and then boot was put on media that we have chosen, then the file loading process will begin. Select your language, time and currency format, ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10, but keep windows 7 in a dual boot?

I have a laptop running windows 7 and dual booting to some other operating systems as well (linux and windows 10 TP) with the windows 7 bootloader on the MBR, which points to a grub bootloader as well ...
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windows 10 upgrade error 0x80070002

Got this error 0x80070002 on windows 7 while trying to upgrade to windows 10.the windows 10 upgrade files would show up but will not even start installing due to this error.all I did was click "get ...
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Scheduled tasks inconsistently running

I'm trying to run a PowerShell command for a persistent session in Metasploit. It downloads and executes shellcode on system startup. I've gotten it to work when I'm on the computer with the GUI, ...
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How to install rooted bluestacks in Pendrive?

I was using rooted bluestacks without any problem in my laptop [Windows 7] before it gone bad. Now I use lots of things using pendrive in portable manner. Can I install rooted bluestacks in Pendrive ...
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Does RDP clipboard transmit securely on 3389?

You can cut and paste text/files from/to remote session and it goes through port 3389. What is the encryption if any? Using Win7/Server08R2