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How to deal with Windows 7 when it reports “audio device is disabled,” but is not?

I have an interesting situation wherein I updated the audio driver for an Asus X54C and now the audio will no longer work on Windows 7. I have uninstalled and reinstalled various drivers several ...
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Central repository without working copy on Windows

I want to create a central Git repository (for re-testing before production) on a local server (Windows 7) without a working-copy. Also I want to connect to this computer and pull-checkout etc the ...
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Company offers remote maintenance: Can it leave holes open?

My father has a tricky problem with RealPlayer (the login silently fails without either error or success message). In response to his question, the maker (RealNetworks) offers remote maintenance. He ...
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Cannot connect to wifi, but can connect through wire

Today in the afternoon I started experiencing a strange problem with wifi connection on my laptop (in the morning it was still working fine). The problem is that I am not able to connect to internet ...
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Please help. Computer is slow and I am going to get in trouble. [on hold]

I am new here so I am sorry if I say anything dumb but I recently was on inappropriate sites and they made my computer go slow. To the point of it taking 25 minutes to load windows. I was using this ...
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Is it possible to run a virtual machine inside an emulator?

From what I gather a virtual machine makes use of a technology provided by the CPU; a technology called V.T., or "Virtualization Technology" in certain designs of Intel processors. I don't know how ...
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How do I connect to a wired network and a wireless network simultaneously. With wired network default

I would like to be able to connect to a wired network and a wireless network simultaneously. With wired network primary. The idea is I want to connect to a device that is attached to a wireless ...
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Not enough storage error using net use command

I'm getting the error "Not enough storage is available to process this command." In Windows 7 attempting to connect to a shared folder on a NAS device. Google searches suggested increasing the ...
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Adobe Acrobat XI Pro and screen resolution

I recently upgraded from Acrobat 9 Pro to Acrobat XI Pro, running on Windows 7. I keep my Display/Text size on "Larger" (150%) and it was never a problem with Acrobat 9 - the toolbars etc. were the ...
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Managing a drive - searching for files that are rarely in use (so I can delete them for space)

I have a small server that is starting to get very full. I would like to delete all old files that haven't been opened or modified in a long time. Is there a way to search the entire drive by date ...
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Lenovo M30-70 Windows 7 Ethernet Controller

I've recently installed Windows 7 on a Lenovo M30-70 Notebook. It came in Windows 8 as default. I delete all partitions when I downgrade/upgrade. My main issue is that I am missing multiple ...
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Remote Desktop sending Windows key shortcuts to both local machine and to remote desktop

After connecting to a remote session via RDP, windows keyboard shortcuts appear to be sent to both the local machine and to the remote machine. As an example, pressing the Windows key opens up the ...
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Computer automatically scrolling to bottom of drop down menu/inputs

For some reason I have a computer which is acting up and automatically scrolling (as if the down arrow is pressed) to the bottom option of dropdown/text input boxes - For instance, if you open the ...
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Ram and CPU bar like Ubutuntu 10 for Windows

Anyone knows these little graphs wich shows the load of the Ram and any single core. I love these because they are so smart! Gadgets are cool but not very smart because I have to switch to the Desktop ...
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Lost “part” of my user profile

I had an issue with Excel, which caused me to have to manually turn off my machine. On rebooting, I logged into a different profile. I had the same programs, same chrome data (bookmarks and ...
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How to add programs to the Open With dialog on Windows7

I'm trying to associate files with specific programs and Sublime Text 3 is not in the dialog as an option nor can I select it after browsing for the C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3\sublime_text.exe. ...
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Some fonts used in this document are missing. How to solve it?

In Photoshop CC I have opened a .psd file. But a window with a title "Missing Fonts" appeared. If I understand right, Photoshop needs a "Lobster" font. I use Windows 7, I've downloaded a Lobster ...
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Everything turns into a word doc

All my desktop shortcuts look like the Word icon. When I use a shortcut to try to open a program, Word 2010 opens and then it tries to open the program so a file conversion window appears! What's ...
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How does ProtectedStorage on Windows work?

When going through the services on my system, I stumbled upon ProtectedStorage (...\system32\lsass.exe) , which says it provides storage protection for passwords, etc, so that other processes cannot ...
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Diasbling the Alt key and safely remove hardware icon in windows 7 via registry

I was wondering if some one could help me to disable: The Alt key on the keyboard and The Safely remove hardware icon from the system tray in windows 7. It would be good if I could do a registry ...
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system restore drives duplicated several times

I replaced a hard drive (with 3 partitions) now they show up in system restore with name of drive with a folder and the word (missing) and restore is on. These are ...
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External HDD won't recognize [on hold]

Good morning to all! I bought a Lenovo x240 but the problem is that it wont recognize my 1TB WD External HDD only. I tried plugin my Externall HDD to different Laptop and PC but it seems ok. Can ...
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My Afterglow xBox 360 Controller does not install or have a driver

System Specifications: Operating System: Windows 7, Home Premium 64-bit Problem: Driver-related Problem: I have a wired Afterglow Gamepad Controller for XBox 360 and there seem to be no drivers for ...
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Can I fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?

I have a system which dual-boots Gentoo Linux and Windows 7 using GRUB2. The computer has four drives, and Windows is installed on the third (last) partition of drive #2. The drive layout looks like ...
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limiting svchost.exe because of copping internet good or bad?

I recently came into problem with one of windows's processes called "svchost" I dont know what is used for, but it chops my bandwith to death and increases my ping (i play online) I recently installed ...
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How to move XP Windows Live Storage Folders emails to Windows 7 Outlook?

How to migrate the email in Storage Folders on an XP pc using Windows Live to another pc running Windows 7 and using Outlook? The XP pc has both Windows Live and Outlook with migrated emails on it but ...
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Browsers' Save Image unbearably slow in Windows 7

Starting a few days ago, every time I try to save an image using Firefox or Chrome it takes forever for the dialog to open. According to this info the problem is related to "jump lists", and by ...
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Windows OS change procedure

I want to change OS from XP 32 bit to Win7 Pro SP1 64bit. MB is ASUS P5Q Pro. CPU is Core2 duo 8400. I am installing a new SSD as boot drive and 8Gb of mem. Is this the correct procedure: update BIOS ...
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Any reason why not to share my whole user folder in VirtualBox?

I am running VirtualBox on a Mac OSX Host. For some legacy software I have only Windows licenses and would occasionally like to run Windows alongside my normal workflow. As some of the programs I am ...
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How to delete security.config.cch?

I have this file in my profile on a windows7. It seems some type of a security policy config of a dotnet process. I want to make a copy from that and then delete it. But I can't do anything with him, ...
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Rating any items via Explorer's “Rating” column in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Windows 7 has a "Rating" column in its Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer): (images taken from google) The rating also shows up for media files such as images and videos in the lower pane of the ...
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When I copied photos from my camera to my desktop, they have fragmented equally throughout the remainder of my hard drive. Why?

A couple of days ago I copied 200 or so CR2 photos from my DSLR Canon EOS 1000D to a folder on my Desktop. Today when I opened up my defrag program it shows that 1 or 2 images has been scattered in ...
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How to uninstall VirtualRouter

I have a problem uninstalling some software named VirtualRouter. I have tried to uninstall it through control panel. But it resulted in the following error. It always loads at the start up of the ...
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Block mouse from secondary monitor

How can I prevent the mouse from entering a secondary monitor, in Windows 7? I want to restrict mouse movement to be only within the primary monitor. Ideally I would also like to prevent ...
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Lost VirtualBox Snapshots When Moved to a New Machine

I had VirtualBox running on my old Windows Vista machine. I was upgraded to Windows 7 on a new machine, and so I have VirtualBox re-installed fresh. I had copied all my VM's from my old machine to a ...
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How Windows/Linux assign PID to processes?

Q1 : I want to know how Windows/Linux assign a PID to a process when that process began? Is it a delimited random number? or it is fixed for a file on a compute? does it have a special algorithm? and ...
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Where Windows store RAM data before hibernation

As far as we know, RAM is a volatile memory that its data lost when the computer turned off. So when we want to hibernate our system, Windows must store its data in a file in HDD and then turn the ...
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Error 1904 Module *.dll failed to register

During installation of PegaReach s/w, I found the below mentioned error message "Error 1904. Module *.dll failed to register. HRESULT -2147024770. Contact your support personnel. (text)" in ...
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PegaReach Installation [on hold]

"Error 1904. Module *.dll failed to register. HRESULT -2147024770. Contact your support personnel. (text)" in "Installer Information" *.dll->name of .dll files Please suggest me solutions to get ...
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What are the reasons behind terminating the life cycle of a particular version of Windows

After going through Microsoft's page on the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, I am deeply confused regarding the support of the Windows 7 software. I am presently using Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate Edition ...
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Limted access over WiFi network

In my Wifi network some of the laptops are showing the limited access thats why these laptops are not able to access the internet. If I reset the wireless adapter on device manager at the time its ...
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How do I recover the password to a RAR file? [duplicate]

I have rar file in which I have forgotten the password. I wish to totally remove the password. The file 4.02Gb in size. I am using winrar 5.2. I tried using various password recovery software; none ...
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Windows 7 single/double quotes issue - pressing once is not writing the quote and is waiting for a second press

I have this issue regarding the single/double quotes. When I try to place a quote, I press the quote button but nothing appears and the system is waiting for the pair quote or another character. I ...
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windows 7 rdp logon - run one program and auto logoff

I wish to allow one user to use RDP and logon to my Windows 7 machine. The user should be put directly into one program and when the user exits the program, the user is to be automatically logged ...
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Why does it take so long to “Set Network Location”?

Whenever I join a new wifi network in Windows 7, the "Set Network Location" dialog box comes up and I choose Home, Work, or Public. But, then it takes maybe 10 seconds for this window to close. What ...
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how to share internet with two wifi cards on Win 7?

I'm connected to the internet via my external wifi card and I want to share the connection with my android phone, I though of creating a soft access point on my internal wifi card and make a bridge ...
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Windows 7 “blocked by group policy. contact system administrator”

I am running windows 7 and somehow my administrator rights are gone. I am also getting a message of "blocked by group policy. Contact system administrator" whenever trying to run windows update or any ...
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Why is the windows 7 AeroPeek alt+tab fix not working on this machine?

This is a challenging problem requiring help at the level of a Windows GURU. Basically, I want win-XP like alt+tab behavior in my win-7 machine. Have a look at this previous discussion (and as a ...
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Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
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How can I pin a folder to the Windows 7 taskbar with a custom icon?

The Windows 7 taskbar pins normal applications easily enough; but pinned folders are rolled up under generic instance of explorer.exe and generic folder icon. Is there anyway to have folder pinned to ...