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Samsung 830 256GB SSD dying?

I have a decent fast Computer (i7, 32 GB RAM, SSD, ...), which worked flawlessly for a year now, but about over a week ago the access rates just went bananas (well, very slow like on HDDs). Just some ...
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Missing OPEN WITH function in ALL programs

I can no longer open ANY program by double-clicking or using the right-click "OPEN WITH" function, the latter having disappeared altogether. My difficulties began a few days ago when I ...
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A seemingly impossible to terminate process

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Avast simply does not want to be stopped. Even SYSTEM does not kill it. I'm using these tools to run CMD as SYSTEM: ...
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Can't install Windows Updates - Error Code 800706F7 (No KB3004394 update installed)

Since the turn of the year, my PC hasn't been able to install any Windows Updates. It comes up with the following error 800706F7. Searching around suggests it's to do with the Windows Update KB3004394 ...
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Pros and cons of creating a partition in Windows

Recently I got asked by my non-tech neighbour to "create D drive on his notebook". I asked why does he want to do that and got answered back, that it prevents viruses. OK, I explained him this case, ...
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Windows 7 update files deleted, now new updates cannot be installed

A friend of mine has "cleaned up" his Windows folder and deleted "unused update files". He tried to update Windows last weekend, but the update crashed again and again. It seems he simply deleted ...
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Should system path & user path match?

This morning I was trying to add python to my windows 7 PATH and used: setx PATH "%PATH%;C:\python34\" /M This seems to have changed my path but not in the manner I'd hoped! My user path now ...
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Shortcut for expanding the Year,Month.Day in pivot

I'd like to know if there is any shortcut for expanding Year, Month and Day in a Pivot table
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How to connect to two PPPOE connections

I'm in a network that has to connect with a PPPOE connection to get internet access: I have two enhanced adapters in my computer with different IP addresses and two username and pass to connect with ...
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Computer restarts while using Visual Studio 2012

I have Windows 7 Enterprise edition and I have installed Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Studio. Whenever I start Visual Studio to work on my project the computer restarts ...
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Windows 7 DNS not working

displaydns fails Best way to describe the problem is that ipconfig /displaydns reports: Could not display the DNS Resolver Cache. But DNS client is running Reading forums, the most probable ...
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Default uncheck “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”

Is there any way to have the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" option unchecked by default? I found this method to have the option disabled. I haven't tried it yet, but ...
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Windows 7 Boot fail. 500Gb SSD Ok. Elusive Windows 7 Existence. DISKPART? CMD fix?

Please help.. HARDWARE: Toshiba Dynabook 3D i7 laptop with 8Gb RAM and (Upgrade) 500Gb SSD running JAPANESE KANJI Windows 7 (upgraded to Ultimate); with ENGLISH Overlay. No Official Win 7 DVD Disk as ...
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installing tar files, after extracting them in windows

im doing audio research, and have got 4 DAWs, but some of the things im researching are freeware from universities that come as tar/gz files, and I don't know how to install the programs using the ...
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logitech headset not working with window 7

I have a logitech h110 headset (usb). For Some odd reason it is not working with windows 7. When I plug it in, windows tries to dl the driver, but there isn't any. What do I do?
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How to have an executable file run without cmd? [migrated]

Right, so I'm in a little bit of a pickle here. I've been coding for years (non-professionally, only algorithms for competitions, I'm still in high school) and I tried to create my very first actual ...
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Allowing computer to turn off USB hub to save power - how much power?

Should the computer be allowed to turn off the usb hub? I have seen a solution suggested for slow USB recognition - to prevent the computer from turning off the usb hub. But there's a reason for it ...
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How to boot the GRUB rescue prompt as i am unable to format the laptop

I installed Ubuntu in my laptop. After some days i was trying to format my laptop through the recovery mode given by laptop manufacturer. I went into the recovery partition by navigating through the ...
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How can I solve Readyboost error: “Unable to create cache. Access is denied”

When I try to configure ReadyBoost for a new flash SD Disk, I get the following error: "Unable to create cache. Access is denied". How can I solve it in order to enable ReadyBoost for that disk? ...
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How to control sound via Windows Sound Controller when optical cable is connected

I have a E-MU 0404 PCI sound card with Samsung HW-F450 sound bar. When I use the 3.5mm cable, I can increase/decrease/mute sound using my keyboard (or simply the sound controller of Windows 8.1). ...
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I can't set up the following Netsh settings, because the object is already exist

I use the Netsh int ipv6 show int in terminal, the result: 1 50 4294967295 connected Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 11 10 1500 connected Local connection When I wanted to use the ...
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computer won't fire up more than one second with HDD connected

I have a computer with an SSD for the OS and core programs. The rest is stored on a HDD. Recently my wife thought that she smelled burning the other day but there's no evidence of it so could've been ...
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Using second keyboard for for special characters

I currently having an unused keyboard (a HP's KBRF1921 to be exact). I always need to type some Greek characters such as αβɣ and latin character as abc. It'd be great if I could use one for latin ...
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Windows 7 will not boot

I deleted start-up files with cleaner and now the pc is will not boot up. I do not have the installation disk (as they do not provide one with pc's these days). How do I boot up? My other machine is a ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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unable to show display

My IBM Think vision LCD monitor will no longer show any display. I have tried it on several PC's. When I boot up the PC, it shows a display for 1 second or less, then it goes black, but the power ...
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Switching a freshly formatted HDD to another laptop

So here is the situation, sorry for a bit of a long post. I have one(HP) laptop which harddrive unfortunately recently crashed, while i have another Compaq laptop with worse hardware, but an ...
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Where is the HDD driver needed to detect Win7?

This question is related to the following question. Clonezilla stopped. Can "sgdisk -z /dev/sdx" destroy all the data on sda? Win7 don't boot. I used the Win7 installation disk. And I ...
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Find and replace with nothing in MS Word

How can I replace any word of specified size, color, text font... with nothing, i.e., I want to remove all the words with such criteria?
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How do I reverse the DLL hack done by UxTheme Patch?

I have downloaded the ova file for Sagemath 6.6, the problem is that VirtualBox gives me this error, whenever I attempt to start the Sage virtual machine: Failed to open a session for the virtual ...
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Can you assign different default gateways on a per-application basis in Windows 7?

I have two internet connections (one satellite and one DSL). I want to route all my gaming traffic through the DSL connection and all other traffic through satellite. Each WAN is served from its own ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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stay in the current window after hyperlink click

Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 Default Browser: Internet Explorer Version 11 Need to open multiple hyperlinks in an Outlook mail. How to open hyperlinks in a new tab in current (already open) ...
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Accessing a local SQL server 2014 from within a VM running vista using VS2005 fails

My laptop is running Win 7 (x64) and is part of a domain. I've installed SQL Server 2014 Dev and VS2012 on it as I want to use the laptop for development. Since some of my development has to be done ...
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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On Windows 7, how to fix VLC Media volume capped when Firefox plays sound?

Using Mixer, I have set the volume of VLC Media player to be even with the master volume, also, this is even with other applications such as Firefox. But when Firefox plays a sound, I can hear the ...
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Windows loosing ethernet connection when system goes into sleep mode [on hold]

Why does my windows 7 desktop lose internet connection in sleep mode? i have to restart the machine to reestablish the connection. AMD FX4100 cpu. i have run NPE; checked power saving settings, ...
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Can i clean install Windows 8 using my OEM key? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with Windows 8 x64 bits but I formatted it and installed a pirate copy of Windows 7. Can I download a Windows 8 x64 iso and somehow use my previous OEM key to make it original again? ...
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Temp directory for all users?

This is the Temp directory for my user account: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp Is there a Temp directory that is accessible by all users?
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How do I reenable mkdir and other commands from the nav bar win7

This was in another thread as a comment, but I don't have the rep to post there...Pretty sure it hasn't been posted as a question yet.. I KNOW you USED to be able to do dos commands through the nav ...
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Two virtually identical Windows 7 PCs. Only one reports missing fonts in InDesign?

We have two virtually identical Windows 7 (x64) PCs, both running InDesign CS5.5. One of them had to be reinstalled from scratch and, unfortunately, its fonts were lost in the process as they were ...
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windows 7 search results columns “Folder”, “Folder name”, “Folder path” empty

How can I see the folder\file path when searching on a connected device? I have selected to show "Folder", "Folder name", "Folder path" columns but they all appear empty.
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How to do an iPhone like keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 & 8? [on hold]

I want a way to do keyboard shortcuts on my Windows 7 laptop that I can do on my iPhone 4. I am NOT talking about macros. For instance, I can type 'appt' on my iPhone and 'appointment' will appear if ...
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PC asks to format Veracrypt Volume

I have a Veracrypt encrypted non-system partition on an external hard drive. The hard drive is GPT-based. On my previous MBR-based hard drives, I used Diskpart and the command SET ID=64 to prevent ...
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Better Bandwidth Limiter than NetBalancer? [on hold]

Currently I use NetBalancer... I've had varying success with it. Its really good at displaying bandwidth consumption. However, what its bad at are upload and download limits. If I am uploading to ...
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Windows 7 Install Loop

I have recently wiped my computer of Ubuntu and freshly installed Windows 7. It didnt have any of its drivers upon installation, so I got as many of those installed as I could. After installing AMD ...
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How can I stop windows explorer differentiate version information when I group files by type

In windows 7, when I group files by type, it automatically group files by different versions. For example. Word 97-2003 files and Word 2010 files are grouped in two groups. How can I make windows ...
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Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...
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Can't make windows 7 to go bootable [on hold]

I try the command bcdboot D:\Windows /s D: but it failed. I tried admin and no admin. I tried other commands but they didn't work either. I really need help now. Thanks
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The Lost Mind of Dr Brain [on hold]

I have an HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook. Have the CD of The Lost Mind of Dr Brain. When I go to run the game it gives me this message Blockquote The version of this file is not compatible with the ...