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Windows 7 changes from aero to basic simultaneously on two computers in the same network

So me and my girlfriend have two computers in the same network. Our computers just switched to aero basic at the exact same time, and then returned to normal aero almost same time aswell. Our ...
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How to delete one of two W7 OS' installed?

I recently had problem booting due to system reserved partition tinkering and had to install a second Windows 7 to HDD in order to boot and fix the system reserved partition. The original W7 is on the ...
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How should I install windows with a 2 drive setup?

My PC has 2 drives: a small solid state, and a large hard drive. Obviously I want to install Windows on the solid state, but how can I configure it such that all other installations are defaulted to ...
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Any way to make Windows 7 a UPnP renderer?

I'd think there would be some software / service that could be run in the background or system tray to accept UPnP streams. I know Kodi(XBMC) can do this but I was thinking something a little ...
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100% processor utilization with multiple executions of CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE and MSOSYNC.EXE

When I install MS Office 365, my processor runs systematically at 100%. When I look at Windows7 task manager, two processes are executed in multiple times : CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE and MSOSYNC.EXE. Would ...
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Can I install Windows Home Premium over Windows 7 Professional? [duplicate]

Some context: I have been tasked with repairing a PC which is running non-genuine Windows 7 Professional. The PC does come with an OEM license for Windows 7 Home Premium, and I will be offering to ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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Stutter while gaming every 3-4 seconds in Windows using MacBook Pro 2012 (MacBook 9.1) using Windows 7

I'm using Windows with Bootcamp on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro (Here is the config). Recently when I play a game, I get frequent (and somewhat constant) stutter every 2-3 seconds, no matter if it's a 2D ...
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Can't use Portable Hard Drive formatted under linux with Windows

I hope you can help me, I have this two 2.5" hard drives (250 and 500GB, respectively) that I put inside Acteck USB 2.0 drive cases and formatted them under linux, creating a new GPT partition table ...
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HP DV 5 LIGHTS BLINKING ,NO SCREEN

have an HP dv5 that flashes lights around keyboard and one at the touch pad ,screen tries to illuminate ;lights flash then waits 5 sec & flashes again.
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Language changes when pressing Shift+Space (Windows 7 Ultimate K)

I have recently bought a Windows 7 Ultimate K, and changed it's language pack and such to English. I have two languages (Korean and English) I use on my computer and whenever I press SHIFT+SPACE it ...
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Change keyboard repeat rate through powershell

I have an issue with my laptop wherein the repeat rate for the keyboard gets really slow after waking up from hibernation. I can fix this by adjusting the rate down in the control panel, applying the ...
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My HP laptop (Windows 7) now returns me to the log-in page after 5 min of inactivity [on hold]

My laptop now blacks out after a few min of inactivity, forcing me to hit "escape" and return to the sign-in page. Very annoying.
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Where does Windows 7 backup files? [on hold]

What is the default directory that Windows 7 uses to backup files? I am trying to recover my hard disk. I tried disk clean up and virus scan but still cannot recover space.
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How to fix “Windows not on boot drive”?

This is the message I receive when attempting to FDE (full-disk encrypt): VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard WARNING: Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. ...
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Architectural Differences between XP and Windows 7 [on hold]

This is not a comparison between the features and on-the-surface impressions of the user interface or how fast the boot-up time is. What is missing on the web, which we need is tabling the ...
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Not given option for native monitor resolution

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise edition 64bit. I have the HP LP3065 monitor and (I think) I have the Intel HD Graphics 4600 adapter (at least that's what the driver is). I'm stuck at 1280x800 and ...
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How to make uppercase all files and folder on a directory?

How does one rename all folders and files in a folder into UPPERCASE? (if it is possible in its subfolders too) I have this code, but it converts only files, not folders. @echo off setlocal ...
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Save Current Recorded Macro in Notepad++

I'm hoping someone can help, or at least identify this is a known issue. I'm able to record a macro in Notepad++ (Windows 7, 64-bit) and "stop recording" but at any time after that, the Macro menu ...
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MS Security Essential or other free solution [on hold]

An advanced windows user suggested me to use MS Security Essential only as security suite. I have to install one of those tools on a friend pc... What do you think about that suite? Is it ok in your ...
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Upgrade to Windows 8 after downgrade to 7 (through downgrade rights)

I received a Thinkpad from work that has Windows 7 Pro installed on it through the downgrade rights on Windows 8, but I'd actually like to upgrade it back to Windows 8. I assume it has the ...
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Is there a way to force the mouse to be confined to an arbitrary window in windows 7?

I have a multi-monitor setup, and run almost all programs in windowed-mode. This works great for the most part, but is problematic when some applications, or even webbapps, use the position of the ...
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Use 3 different USB HDDs always on same drive letter [duplicate]

I am using 3 different USB HDDs of the same model for regular backups with Acronis. This software wants me to set up a target path for the backup files, so I depend on my external HDDs to always have ...
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Can you bypass a proxy server with a LiveCD/USB or Virtual Machine?

It is possible? Let's say I have a Linux live CD or USB and I manage to boot from it.
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Triple boot (2xWindows and Linux)

I've got a question. Is it possible to triple boot on a Sony Vaio laptop (VPCF22L1E). I've installed Windows 8.1 Pro after upgrading from Windows 7. Then I installed elementaryOS due to my programming ...
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Adding messages to Win7 logon screen

I am following the tutorial here in order to change to logon screen, it's working so far. However I would like a little more functionality if possible. I am able to display a title by editing the ...
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Will it count as a new activation for Kaspersky if I clean system registry?

I have a Kapsersky PURE 3.0 license for 3 computers and 1 year. Now, PURE became Total Security Multi-Device, so I am using it instead of PURE. I already installed and activated it at two computers, ...
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How to expand the maximum number of connections I can make to a Windows 7 PC?

When I use net config server it tells me that the maximum number of connections I can make to this PC is 20. net session /list shows me 13 current connections. I know we are going to get more users ...
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Set Lync Available Status in Guest Win 7 based on activity in Host Computer

I am running Windows 7 in a VMWare Fusion Guest VM with Mac OS X Yosemite as the Host. I am using MicroSoft Office 2013 with Lync messaging application. I would like my Lync "Available" indicator to ...
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Is there a plugin to alert when Firefox is about to crash? [on hold]

SeaMonkey and Firefox on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional appear to crash momentarily once they reach about 2GB of memory (even in the presence of a lot of memory and unlimited swap), most likely due to ...
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Install mysql on windows on windows 7

When I had a job, MySQL was installed on the Linux server and I used to connect using Xshell. Now, I want to install it on Windows 7 and have a good command line interface (better than cmd). I have ...
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svchos.exe using up almost all my available memory? (Services include wuauserv, Winmgmt, and SENS)

I am new to stackoverflow, and I seem to have a problem with my computer using over 90% of the available memory, even when only Chrome is open. Here are the symptoms: When I start my computer, it ...
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Cannot print from Microsoft Office (other programs work fine)

I have a TCP/IP network printer installed on 5 machines in my office. On 4 of the machines, I can print without problem from any program. On the 5th machine, I can print without problem from any ...
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A Notepad++ file templates just like pyscripter

In PyScripter when we create a new file templates and use it (Tools > Options > File templates); i can easily give short hand tags like $[ActiveDoc-Name] for automatically update the name of ...
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Lock screen and time

When locking a session on Win7 using Ctr Alt + Del, the following screen appears. This image is of the pre-login screen, however this is the screen I wold like it displayed on. Is it possible to ...
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Multiple users via RDP? [duplicate]

Here is my example scenario: I have a WIN 7 Pro computer with 3 different accounts; John Jack James This computer sits on a desk on it's own and users RDP on to the machine. James is already RDP'd ...
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How to reset default open/save dialog folder locations remembered by Windows

On Windows 7 many applications rely on windows to remember the last folder location when they show an "open dialog" or "close dialog". Where is this information stored and how can I clear it? I ...
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Win7 unlock & logout after x minutes

I have been asked to investigate some functionality for a number of shared PCs running Win7 on a local network. Basically people are logging on to the PCs and locking them in the morning and walking ...
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How to force only Chrome to send network traffic through selected IP interface (not system default) on Windows 7?

I have connected to multiple network interface (like LAN, WiFi, USB modem, VPN) and I want Chrome to use the DNS servers from selected network (BUT NOT SYSTEM DEFAULT means local network) and also ...
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Losing openwithlist settings on system restart

Every time I restart the my PC running Windows 7 I lose the openwithlist settings. In other words every time I restart the PC I have to assign (for example) Mozilla Firefox as the default internet ...
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Enabled IPv6 Nic causes network connectivity issues

I am having issues with network connectivity while PC NIC's have IPv6 enabled. My organization does not utilize IPv6. Actually, the network admins here don't have any clue how to. I have come to the ...
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How to remotely get computer cpu and memory usage?

I have multiple computers on my network (each of them running Windows 7), and want to remotely get the usage statistics (total CPU and memory usage of the computer) for them without actually having to ...
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Lost all data after compressing disk. Now what?

In an attempt to solve an inherent Windows problem, I tried to compress my main partition (using windows own compressing option), like in the figure below, and then, when I reboot it says "Bootmgr is ...
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Login as Administrator on Windows OEM installation

I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an used laptop I'm about to sell. The laptop needs to have a few drivers installed to work properly, but I don't want to create any user account on it. I ...
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PC powers down randomly

My PC powers down and freezes randomly when on windows 7. It works fine on linux. I tried to run memtest and it powered down during(at about 12 %, 0 errors reported till then). On linux mint it runs ...
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Unable to load a required virtual machine component and it's not KB3045999 fault

This is known issue that is caused by KB3045999: The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more ...
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Stop VLC playback when Windows is idle

I listen to internet radio at work on Windows 7, but it uses quite a bit of bandwidth. So I want VLC to stop playback when I'm not using my PC, and resume when I return. How do I make VLC stop ...
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apache-tomcat-8.0.22; Error occurred in initializing VM java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError : java/lang/Object

I have reinstalled JRE with latest version JRE1.8.0_45 . Whenever I try to run Tomcat :startup.bat this error occurs . Installation of JRE done with Oracle online installer and was perfect. ...
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How do I know how much swap is used on Windows 7?

Apparently, as per Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file and http://brandonlive.com/2010/02/21/measuring-memory-usage-in-windows-7/, the Commit numbers in ...