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IE10 downloading files has .exe become _exe

I have a Windows 7 SP1 x86 machine with IE10, fully patched, which has strange issues with downloads in internet explorer. Specifically, any exe (as well as others) has the period/dot/full stop ...
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Windows 7 not using VPN DNS Server

I'm connecting to my company VPN using OpenVPN. My VPN network is 192.168.32.x and it resolves to the company network which uses 10.0.x.x. My home network users 192.168.1.x. When I connect, Open ...
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Battery Notification

I brought a new Toshiba laptop battery. It is getting a charge and when unplug power it discharges, but it doesn’t shows the battery notification when the battery becomes low. Instead it will get ...
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Is there a way to update VLC media player without administrator privileges?

We have a number of users that work offsite and do not have administrative privileges on their Windows 7 laptops. Is there a way to update VLC as soon as updates are published without administrative ...
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Cannot find Windows Update 2952664 in Windows 7

Recently I asked a question- Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful? In it they said about an update 2952664. But I can't find such an update in my Windows update. Why ...
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How to start a program when another one is started

I want a program to start each time another one is starting. Here's an example: Each time I start Google Chrome, I would like iTunes to start at the same time. Also, I want it to start when I click ...
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Internet is slow on one PC after System Restore

I recently restored a laptop, a custom SONY VPCF1390X, using the built-in recovery partition. Everything went about as well as I expected, but I noticed that download speeds were much lower than what ...
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Deleting Thumb Cache in Windows 7 folder

Is it safe to delete C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\ThumbCacheToDelete? And if so how do I do it? It keeps telling me that it's used by other program in Explorer but not which ...
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Dont know how to turn on Wireless

I have a Toshiba Satellite Windows 7 (64) without its Factory Hard Drive. Had to replace it with a new one so all the Toshiba Drivers used for the FN Keys are gone so the one key that turns it on no ...
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Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with HP recovery partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). Unfortunately it seems the bulk ...
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Installation order: Drivers before updates or the other way around? [on hold]

I have a question concerning the order of operations done after a clean install. Basically my question is this: Which of the following things should I install first: drivers (FYI I will be installing ...
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Bluescreen and can't update [on hold]

The computer of my friend is getting crazy. He has windows 7 and, sometimes, suddenly his computer restarts after a bluescreen appeared on the screen, like this: ...
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What's this number under “power capabilities” in “power data” for a device?

I would like to understand what the number 00000009 means in the picture. I mean, I understand that the things under it can say all kind of thins about power capabilities, and I've even been able to ...
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How To Make My WD My Passport External Hard Drive “Public”?

I have a WD My Passport External Hard Drive. I'm not sure what I did, but I just played around with the 'security' thing on the properties. My problem is this: I can not open this hard drive on ...
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EEEPC UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

I have a problem with an Asus EEEPC When I try to start the PC it shows the BSOD screen with the error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. I have tried to start Windows 7 from USB but after the screen 'Windows ...
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Multiple, Unreplicatable, Different BSODs

Over the past few days I've been having a series of BSODs with different codes, source drivers, and no real pattern in me being able to replicate them. Picture below. The only common "driver" in ...
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A folder misbehaving on windows 7

I have a single folder that is exhibiting some strange behavior in the explorer my directory looks something like this Documents/Parent/StrangeFolder/ChildFolders When I try to open any of the ...
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Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful?

Currently my system runs on Windows 7. Recently I tried to install(upgrade to 8 from 7) Windows 8 twice and failed. The installation worked fine for almost the end. The installation procedure ...
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How to remap a single specific Key to a Windows Shorcut?

My keyboard does not have a "Sleep" Key to put my PC to sleep, so I created a Windows Shorcut to put my PC to sleep. Now I want to map a single specific Key to that Shortcut, but all Windows ...
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Windows doesn't have driver for Generic USB Keyboard

For some reason, the Generic USB Keyboard driver was removed, literally, over night, from Windows. Can someone that has Windows 7 and uses a USB Keyboard without any fancy drivers (i.e. uses Generic ...
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Some Custom Registry Setting is not persisting after running sysprep in window 7

I have installed Microsoft Security Essential on Window 7 and sysprep to create master Image. Issue: After Applying the Window 7 Image, Again system is asking to install Microsoft Security Essential ...
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Windows-Services Memory Leak

I have a problem with a few services that take up more and more ram. I usually let the computer on without restarts and after a while some of the services take very big chunks. The services are split ...
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Is there a way to force ALL apps to use a compatibility mode?

Is there a way to force ALL applications to use certain compatibility mode under Windows 7? I mean those mode which you can create with Compatibility Administrator.
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How can I monitor whicg API call by a process [on hold]

I want to write a function in kernel mode driver that get a process and print which function called by that process. please give some link or sample code i can't find any useful thing with search
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Cant change wallpaper in Windows 7 Enterprise

I cannot change wallpaper in my windows 7 Enterprise edition. The current wallpaper is black and I cant change it. This is my office network and my username is there in Administrator (In computer ...
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Sharing a folder in LAN with a password using Folder Lock Software

I have a problem in sharing my created locker in the sharing server of my LAN. Let's assume that the address of the sharing server of my LAN is \\192.168.1.1 and there I stored the locker. Now, after ...
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Can neither enter nor reeinstall Windows7 Starter

So the actual problem is that when starting Windows, instead of getting showed the awailable user-accounts and being allowed to enter the password, i am asked to enter a username and a password ...
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unable to open the service tomcat7 how it is rectify [on hold]

i install tomcat7 but it not open when we start configure control it display the message like Access is denied unable to open the service tomcat7
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installed 64-bit W7 on Core 2 duo slow pc

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 2.00Ghz RAM: 3GB Hi I recently cleaned and installed Windows 7 on my 3 year old laptop. And it seems most programs are running incredibly slow when starting up a program ...
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Terrible screen resolution after installing win 7

I set my (tv-monitor) Samsung LN32A550P3FXZC to its native 1920x1080 60Hz-32bit res. My actual res became 1536x864? NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT has latest driver and working properly. Using HDMI/DVI cables. ...
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When using Folder Lock the computer prompts This operation has been canceled due to restrictions

I got some problem because earlier I installed a software Folder Lock then I tried to encrypt a folder and created a locker. At first it works but the second time I created a locker it prompts "This ...
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Windows 7 taking too much time for shutting down?

I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 installed in it. My PC has a Pentium dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Both OS are working without any problems. But when it comes to the case of shut ...
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Issue with BCD and Windows 7 / Arch Linux multi-boot

Let me clarify. I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. My motherboard supports UEFI, but it's set to boot in Legacy BIOS and the hard drive is partitioned using MBR. I did not want GRUB 2 ...
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Folder Encryption in a network

I am using Windows 7 and I want to put a password in my folder in a LAN. Example: The \192.168.1.1 address is the Server of File sharing in a LAN (in my case). So all of the PC's that are connected ...
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Windows 8 installation on VHD

This tutorial is exactly what im trying to accomplish: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-to-use-a-vhd-to-dual-boot-windows-8-on-a-windows-7-pc_p3/4847 to install windows 8 on a VHD. I created the VHD ...
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One computer takes the internet

One of my computers has a steady connection, but when I turn the other one on, the connection suddenly gets so slow and I cannot download anything. I have looked for solutions but cannot find any ...
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How to remove an old “wired” connection internet connection that starts automatically under Windows 7?

A few months ago I stayed with a friend in another country for a couple of weeks and used their wired internet connection on my netbook. I don't recall if it was DSL or cablemodem. I'm now staying ...
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multiple monitors always open process on particular screen

I know that windows 7 has some built-in functionality that controls opening an app on a particular monitor. This proves to work great when only working with two monitors. Open chrome on monitor 1, ...
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Why did remote desktop performance drop when switching from Windows Server 2012R2 to Windows 7?

I have a desktop computer that I remote into on a regular basis. Prior to last week, the host OS was Windows Server 2012R2. Last week, I installed Windows 7, and I immediately noticed that the ...
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Which partition can I delete so that I can install Ubuntu?

I have a desktop computer on which I first installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 13.10 (in dual-boot). Since everything went fine, I wanted to do the same on my laptop, which currently has only Windows 7 ...
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New HDD (HGST HTE541010A9E680 1Tb) very low write speed (<10 Mb/s)

I've just bought a new 1Tb HDD: HGST HTE541010A9E680, formatted it as NTFS (tried both quick and full format). It has very low write speed. I also have other HDDs and SSD on this PC, and they have ...
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Cannot shrink C: Partition beyond 297 MB

What I am trying to accomplish is to shrink my C drive by 50 GB and make that 50 GB into a new partition to install windows 8 on. In Disk Management it shows I have Disk 0 with 4 partitions : ...
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Network Configuration Operator and UAC Issues

I am deploying computers to folks where they use network devices that require them to change the IP at will, but I do not want them to have any other privilege. To my delight, this group seems to fit ...
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Windows 7 bluetooth how to reenable Lenovo L530

So I somehow clicked something in the notification tray on Windows 7 that disabled bluetooth. I'm wondering how this happened, because on the bluetooth icon there has no option to disable, only to ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on a blank hdd on a partition called X:(instead of C:) Is it possible?

I have a brand new PC with a blank HDD, and I want to install Windows on a partition called X: instead of C:. How can I perform this?
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Digital Signboard: Windows Embedded 8.1 vs Windows 8.1 [on hold]

We are redeveloping a digital signboard application using Microsoft technologies (previously it was developed and used on Linux). We have decided that Windows Presentation Foundation is the most ...
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VPN plus Wake on LAN: Are there excesive security risks in remotely connecting to my computer with such a config?

My problem seems very simple: I have a laptop that has close to no internal storage, but a home PC that has tons. I want to be able to use the HDs on my home PC (which are shared across the local ...
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Internet Explorer and other software crash on exit

On a fresh installation of Windows 7 x64, Internet Explorer keeps crashing on every exit. This happens with IE 11, but I tried to downgrade it to IE 9, but the problem pertsists. Starting IE without ...
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Disable Desktop Window Manager Session Manager

I found that my desktop is very slow because Desktop Window Manager Session Manager consumes heavy memory. I want to disable it but just worry any negative affect. Windows 7 64 bit desktop, SP1 ...
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Use a label or tag system instead of a path system for Windows files

Is there any way to use a label or tag system (like Gmail) instead of the path system (Explorer) that Windows 7 uses? I have files that I want to be able to find from multiple directories without ...