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How to reset the default user account on win 7

My problem is simple: Something is broken in the default windows user account, meaning that each time I create a new user account, the newly created one is broken too. I simply want to reset that ...
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Windows 7 Randomly Sleeps, Reason: Button or Lid?

Though similar to other questions here, the event log yielded a different cause: Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: 3/5/2015 12:00:20 PM Event ID: ...
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Which copy of a corrupt windows system file should I replace?

I have about 10 files in my C:\Windows\winsxs folder that SFC reports are corrupt. I'm replacing them from another windows 7 /64b machine. But I see there are multiple copies of them. I ran sfc ...
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BEX error when trying to compile/run a program using Intellij IDEA

I already asked this question on StackOverflow (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28879132/intellij-idea-crashes-when-trying-to-compile-run-a-program/28881510), but was told to better ask it here. ...
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Create windows script to traverse all subfolders of some folder, and delete a certain folder and all of it's contents if it exists

here's the trick. Supposing I want to free up some space, and run that script in F:\UnrealProjects, which has a bit over 50-60 subfolders, I would like that script to traverse all of it's subfolders, ...
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Is there any way to move the Windows Indexing file/folder to a different drive?

I've got Windows on an SSD drive. I've read in several places (and the Samsung Magician software for their SSD, which I have) agrees that you should disable indexing b/c it results in a lot of extra ...
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Unable to Use Help files

You know how most all software programs have a HELP file? Well when I open up the HELP files on any given program, the HELP window opens OK. On the left side is the list of topics, BUT when I click ...
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Green “Back” in bottom corner of windows 7

I just enabled Intel virtualization on my laptop. when I rebooted there is the word "Back" in green text in the bottom right corner. I can interact through it and windows doesn't seem to think it ...
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Windows shutdown taking forever after running few virtual machines

I'm often using two or three virtual machines running on a host Windows 7 x64 SP1. After suspending all of them I'm experiencing very long shutdown of a host workstation (ca. 20 mins.). Normally when ...
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Block every USB but one Windows 7 Registry

I want to disable all new plugged in USB Sticks by a User, but want to keep my only one Stick still accessable. For example I plug my "Master"-USB in and I can transfer Data to it. Another user ...
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Windows PowerShell - SqlServerCmdletSnapin100 Error

I am trying to run the following command through my winodws powershell: Add-PSSnapin SqlServerCmdletSnapin100 But I get the following error: How can I install SqlServerCmdletSnapin100? I can't ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 (w/ install DVD) with minimal (or hopeful no) impact on installed programs?

I know that Windows 8 has a Refresh option. Is there anything like that for Windows 7 (64 b) I have the original install CD (I think!). I'm getting weird data-related errors like: ChdkDsk errors ...
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Pastel 12 Journals Terminating Error, Status 46

I have a Problem With Pastel 12.1.6 And Windows 7 32bit SP1. The problem is that when you try to add a entry in the "journals" function the program crashes, with this error message: I think this ...
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Why does “preparing to recycle” message take so long to complete?

On Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, I deleted a PDF download in C:\Users\Username\Downloads, and I received a message: Preparing to recycle and an "in progress" icon. It took about a minute for this ...
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None of USB ports are working on Windows and Linux

None of the USB ports work anymore on my Acer Aspire E1-571G laptop which is running both Windows 7 and Fedora 21. It can’t detect anything. For example flash memories, USB mouse, my Android phone ...
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Where does windows store network drive mappings?

I am not able to boot my windows 7, but I have access to the drive on which Windows 7 is installed. Is there anyway I can restore my network drives?
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Windows 7 Alt-Tab program auto-cycle on ThinkPad T440s

I have followed this issue regarding the program auto-cycle when Alt-Tab is pressed with great interest, and tried many of the suggested solutions, some of which work and some don't. I found the ...
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Boot from a windows 7 harddrive on a linux first laptop?

I have a windows 7 hardrive from my old laptop that died. I use Ubuntu exclusively on my new computer so I never had a need to dual boot. Now, there's some info on the old drive that I want to ...
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Wireless adapter missing

I have a HP ProBook 4520s laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and a Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n wireless. The last few days, I started noticing that I was getting weaker Wi-Fi connections, but this ...
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Text size increases and decreases in Windows 7 as I am typing

I use Windows 7 operating system and when I am typing it randomly increases and decreases the text size which locks up my computer and I have to wait for it to catch up and reset the text to default. ...
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Running programs from external hard drive

I have a three year old Samsung laptop that has “Instant On” feature. It was terrifically fast when new but now its as just as slow as my old desktop. I’d like to reformat my computer so that I could ...
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How does the network troubleshooting in Windows work?

If you right click the network icon in the notification area (windows 7 + 8) you have the option to "Troubleshoot Problems". This often results in actions like "resetting" (already the first not well ...
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Program to monitor microphone unknownly in windows [on hold]

Is there a free program that would record the microphone of the computer in windows 7 unknownly?
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wifi router not working [on hold]

my power went quit briefly, now my wifi connection is just gone. i have reset the original wifi router numerous times. nothing, my wifi connection isnt even on my list of wifi connections around me ...
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Task Scheduler returns Directory Name Invalid for valid

I'm trying to use Task Scheduler to run a Ruby script every night. When I try to run the script, I get error 0x8007010B which seems to be Directory Name Invalid. The directory I'm starting in is a ...
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How can I config my TP-LINK TD-8901G router to allow more than 8 MAC address filters using only a software? [on hold]

My TP-LINK TD-8901G router allows/disallows only 8 Wireless MAC address filters and I have more that 8 devices need to be access through it. So how to allow more that 8 devices on my router using only ...
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Multiple monitors on Intel HD graphics both duplicate and extended displays

I have a Lenovo W540 running Windows 7, which has both the Intel HD 4600 graphics (primary) and an Nvidia Quadro K1100M card using Nvidia's Optimus driver. The displays are run through the HD driver. ...
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How to give file,Folder and registry permissions in windows 7 on the basis of SID?

I want to use SID for folder permission, not the group names. Please suggest with command lines or any script.
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Dell laptop recognizes external monitor but does not display

We have a new-ish Dell Latitude E6430s laptop that has experienced all sorts of problems. Right now, it appears to be working more or less fine, except... When it's plugged in to the dock, nothing ...
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Do not fragment bit and windows 7

Recently had an issue where the DF bit was set to 1 going from a W7 workstation to the update server, the issue is it was sending 32K of data when the MTU was set to 1500. When the packet hits the NIC ...
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Why is KB3021917 a “recommended update”? Is it important to Microsoft or the user? [on hold]

Recently, various of my Win7 machines presented me KB3021917 as a "recommended update", that, according to my Windows Update console in Windows 7 "fixes problems in Windows", which is not true if you ...
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Adobe Premiere Elements 12 hangs on Loading ExporterQuicktimeHost.prm on startup

I'm running Adobe Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and recently it started hanging on startup showing Loading ExporterQuicktimeHost.prm. This behaviour has started recently (it ...
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How can I resolved Performance issues with Excel 2013?

I'm using a dell E6440 laptop with Core i5 CPU and 64-bit windows 7. I'm running Excel 2013. I do a lot of reporting through Excel and of recent I've noticed reduced performance - choppy mouse ...
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Undesired Locked cells on OSX Excel 2011 (but not in 2010 Win7)

I have an Excel-document where in most of the sheets are locked, and only few cells are available for editing. I don't have the password for the document as I am not supposed to edit anything in the ...
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When Windows 7 tells me 'Consider changing your password', how long have I got until password expiry?

I'm on a corporate desktop, running Windows 7. We have a password expiration policy which mandates that passwords are changed every month or so (not sure of the exact period). When password expiry ...
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Connecting bluetooth headset kills wifi internet on laptop PC

I just bought Genius HS-920BT BT headset. I've paired it to my PC on Windows 7. However, when I turned on the "Forward Voip calls to Handsfree" service, in order to use it as my Skype communications ...
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Win 7 - “unidentified network” / “virtualbox-host-only network”

I somewhat strangely cannot connect my computer (Win7) to the internet anymore because it is "currently connected" to an "unidentified network". Network Center says I'm on the "VirtualBox Host-Only ...
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Additional logon information required

I am connecting to a wireless network in a company and as the title says, I am getting the message that I have to log in to the network. To do that I usually just open a random webpage and I am ...
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Virtualbox Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_LDR_MISMATCH_NATIVE)

Computer got hard rebooted with an active guest and ever since I cannot get VB to work. Reinstall, uninstall, scrounge every VB file I can find on the hd and delete, clean update to new version. To be ...
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How do I right-click when connected to my Windows 7 PC from my Android Tablet?

I have installed on my Acer Iconia 10 Android Tablet the Microsoft Remote Dektop application. I've successfully connected to my PC from my Tablet, and now I have a really, really basic question - ...
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USB mouse disconnects seemingly at random

I am having a persistent issue with my USB mouse disconnecting seemingly at random from my computer. After a brief delay (less than a second to a few seconds) it will reconnect with the windows ...
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replacement for Net Send

Is there any replacement for Net Send, I believe it was called, we can implement for our 60+ computers at work? We would like the ability to : 1) send messages to all logged on users and 2) send ...
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Viewing 8 videos at the same time [on hold]

I've got 8 videos, all have with the same format but from different cameras. I am doig an evaluation and I need to be able to run and view all these videos at the same time. So, by pressing the play I ...
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Windows 7 all icons dissapeared from desktop

I've got a vaio laptop that was working fine till yesterday ( the only problem is that the screen is broken so i always attach it to a monitor with hdmi) but when i opened it today only the wallpaper ...
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“Open as Read-Only” but workbook still opens as writeable

When I press Shift+Right-click when clicking on a workbook's filename, I get the "Open as Read-Only" option in the context menu, but when I click this option and the workbook opens, it's in read/write ...
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Manage CD/DVD access on small Windows network

I have a small Server2008/Win7 network and I want to restrict CD/DVD access for all but one of my users. I set the below GPO, but is there a way I can I give one specific user access to the CD/DVD ...
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Enabling Fn+F8 on Toshiba Satellite L500 [on hold]

Got myself a notebook Toshiba Satellite L500 without HDD(was heavily damaged actually) and with no wifi card (the one like this) Symptoms: when I try to connect to wireless network, it shows me "No ...
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Get Windows 7 to ipconfig renew automatically when an invalid IP configuration is ever detected

My new computer has a problem that causes its IP address to randomly become invalid. This problem is widely reported and no one ever fixes it. Is there any way to set up Windows 7 to aggressively ...
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This copy of windows is not genuine [on hold]

My friends windows is not genuine and ive been asked to fix it. Ive already used slmgr -rearm a few times and I remember that the amount of times you can rearm it is limited. What should I do once he ...
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Elementary OS Luna installer doesn't recognize Windows 7 install. Dual boot struggle

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Elementary OS Luna x64 in dual boot. I've installed Windows first, but after that when I try to install Elementary from live USB the installer doesn't ...