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I cannot find rEFInd installation on my macbook pro to remove it

I installed rEFInd 0.10.3 on my MacBook Pro and after installation by Windows 7 bootcamp installation will not boot; it says "no bootable OS found". If there is a workaround to get this working I ...
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Running Java applet in IE will download “securitypack.jar”

My computer is not connecting to the Internet. And we have an Intranet website which requires Java applet. It is found that whenever I enter the Intranet website, the Java console states that it is ...
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How to configure gpo to auto locks the computer once the windows start?

I have a computer which will go to the lock screen once windows start (the account is set to auto logon to windows). so basically when i power on the pc, i will see a lock screen of that user account. ...
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Determine If Windows 7 Product Key is OEM Before Installation

I have some Windows 7 disks and product keys that I bought on eBay. They didn't come in a box, but the disk and the product key sticker otherwise look legit. What I want to know is if the keys are OEM ...
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Remove drive Q microsoft office click-to-run 2010 (protected)

There is no trace of Microsoft office on my computer and I don't think there has been for more than 5 years, but just today there appeared a drive Q labeled microsoft office click-to-run 2010 (...
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How to diagnose network problems?

We have a user getting timeouts from the network and I have no idea how to fix the issue. Sometimes she gets 3 or 4 a day. When she tries the same thing again it works. She is getting the errors ...
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Autohotkey & VirtualBox no longer get global hotkeys - Chrome to blame?

Windows-7 system, up to date with patches. As of Monday, after a first-thing-in-the-morning update to VirtualBox, I found that none of my AutoHotKey scripts are working (I had scripts on Win-G, Win-...
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Visual Studio 2015 & .Net Core Tools Update Install Fails

I'm having an odd problem setting up VSPro2015 on a new laptop running Win7 Enterprise. The installer is completing but fails to install Azure AD Authentication Connected Service or Microsoft Azure ...
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Windows 7 - High DPC Latency

I've installed Windows 7 on my laptop, after having Windows 10 and not liking it because of several driver issues and constant bluescreens. My computer is performing much better, but I am still ...
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Windows 10 install. Restart in windows 7

During the upgrade from W7 to W10 there is a reboot after about 25% if installation. When the reboot is finished it starts in Windows 7. So the installation seems to fail, but I can't see in the ...
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If I have already downloaded Windows 10 through the Assistant tool , can it be installed via windows Update?

So I was trying to install windows 10. At first I tried using the Windows Update tool, but that hung at "Getting Setup Files". So I downloaded the Upgrade assistant and tried that. I'm on a very ...
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How to set up a task in Windows Task Scheduler to act on Bitlocker drive unlock?

I have a Win7 Enterprise system with one of its drives encrypted with Bitlocker. After reboot, I have to manually double-click the drive and supply password to unlock it. What I want to archive, is to ...
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Windows 7 Internet connection

i have a small network for 24 PCs and i have AD and DNS and Exchange all PC joined to domain there is no internet in network but some users unplug cable Ethernet and uses modem to connected to ...
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Logitec Wingman Not Recognized

My Logitec wingman joystick is not recognized by my Windows 7 - even by the official installation CD. I know that it's not a hardware problem because the joystick works fine when I run YS Flight sim ...
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Where find the Windows 10 update error log?

I've download the Windows 10 upgrade and started to install it. After about 22%, I took a break and when I came back Windows 7 was started again. I'm wondering why Windows 10 did not install and ...
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Apache 2.4 with OpenSSL service failing with “specific error Incorrect function”

I downloaded Apache 2.4 from Apache Lounge and installed it on Windows 7, as a development server, and it worked fine. Now I'm try to use SSL with a self-signed certificate but restarting the service ...
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When the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends, can I re-enable Windows updates?

As I understand it, the Windows 10 free upgrade ends July 29th. Back when GWX first became a thing, the solution was to hide the update, and disable Windows updates so it didn't install without your ...
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Issues setting up Win 7

Im trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium on Samsung Ultrabook. My first try was to create a bootable USB drive with a .iso file. Next I created a new partition with diskpart, set it on ntfs, ...
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Single Image Backup w/ Windows 7 OEM Keys and Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro Upgrade Keys

Alright, so I have a new job and they are in dire need of a overhaul of their backup and imaging methods, they're not letting me do much but I think I can get away with this. We have computers, ...
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Backup mapped drive paths

I want to backup the state of my mapped drives in Windows 7 Ent. I'm not trying to backup the contents of the drives, only the paths and assigned letters. Say I had to perform a reinstall of Windows,...
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Can you change the location where windows stores its updates?

On my personal home PC I want to change where windows downloads it updates to: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache(in folders with long ID numbers). When installing Python I found that it needs an update (a ...
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team viewer 10 and TV11 on same PC

would it be possible to run teamviewer 10 and teamviewer 11 on the same PC without uninstalling one? TV10 currently installed. I tried to rename TV10 folders in appdata and program folder but it ...
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Powershell script

How can I give read&write permissions only to files not the folders. I mean a user can delete,modify the file but cannot delete or modify a folder. how can we do it with powershell script.
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Fastest way to activate windows 10 with windows 7 key, while leaving win 7 installed, for 6 computers

For 6 Windows 7 Pro workstations with each their own OEM license stickers. I would like to activate windows 10, without actually installing it 6 times and rolling back 6 times. But keep open the ...
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Google Chrome gives staggering performance, if open too long…? | W7U

So I've noticed last night when I was using Photoshop and attempting to render an image, and even before I opening Photoshop, Windows kept giving me a message that my PC had 'low memory'. At first I ...
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Why Windows cannot verify digital signature of audio drivers?

Since a few months ago, after installing some Windows Update (which one - I don't know unfortunately), the Realtek audio drivers are blocked by Windows 7 (Enterprise 64bit), causing my laptop (an HP ...
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Can laptop slow down after ram upgrade?

I upgraded RAM on my old ThinkPad T400 from 4GB to 8GB. Is it possible that my laptop slow down because of additional RAM? It is quite old laptop. Specs: Intel Core2Duo P8600 2,4GHz SSD Samsung Evo ...
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ForceBindIP won't bind selected IP

I'm working on Windows 7 x64 and I can't get ForceBindIP to work. When I call ForceBindIP from the command line the bound application starts and works normally but on the default network interface ...
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Tell Windows program to stick to one monitor

I use a thin client with two monitors. For some reason the Windows connected to (via XenDesktop) seems to be rather confused about the concept. Lots of programs (including Internet Explorer) open new ...
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Antivirus installers cannot install

I wanted to enable vt-x because it was enabled on BIOS but it wasn't in Windows 7. I did a research and found that I could use bcdedit.exe /set nx {current} always on to enable it. I dit it from cmd ...
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Windows 7 goes to hibernation even though hibernation is turned off

My computer with Windows 7 does not wake up from hibernation and I have to unplug it every time I want to start it. So I turned off the hibernation by changing power settings to: However, now it ...
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How to share Internet both via wire and Wi-Fi?

I try to convert Windows 7 computer to router. I can create Wi-Fi hotspot via netsh and share Internet via this Wi-Fi. I also can share Internet with wired connection. But how to do that ...
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How to get the local addresses available though using VPN and a proxy PAC script?

I'm using a VPN tunnel to connect an internal corporate network. To use the internet connection at the same time I had to set up my internet options, particularly: Automatic configuration [x] ...
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Preview eml files with Thunderbird?

Is there a way to use Thunderbird to preview eml files in the Windows Explorer? I have seen this topic but it doesn't answer the question : Get Explorer preview for .eml files in Windows 7
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I installed a fresh windows 7 now no driver and unable to detect pendrive

I installed a fresh windows 7 on HP laptop, now no driver, no internet connection and unable to detect pendrive. Please help.
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PC hanging whenever I am trying to comment/post online

I have an issue with my PC hanging whenever I am trying to comment on facebook, fill in a form, or post anything or view anything online. Its doing it while I write here now. My only way around ...
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How to find out, which hardware component causes a power failure on a Windows 7 machine (Kernel Power error 41(63))?

Since February 2016 my notebook occasionally (up to several times a day) stops working (all of a sudden the screen turns white or black), or reboots itself. According to eventvwr, there are ...
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Windows 10 upgrade stuck at “Getting Setup Files”

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. The PC is a Dell XPS L502X with a Core i5 2450M , 6GB of RAM, Nvidia GT540M GPU. So I had started the upgrade in Windows ...
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Product key of windows 7 is not accepted for windows 10

I've just upgraded my activated Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10 Pro. I upgraded, rather than making a fresh install. During installation I was asked for the product key, it wasn't accepted, ...
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Windows - Add keyboard shortcuts without installing programs

I am currently using a high security computer that dosen't allow me to install programs on my computer. However I want to bind shortcuts to use within my program to increase productivity Example: ...
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Bitlocker HDD Got Zapped - I have Keys - How do I un-encrypt Files on Backup Drive?

I decided to use Bitlocker to encrypt my 2nd internal SATA data HDD (NTFS) on my PC (Win 7 Pro) containg sensitive financial and personal data. I assumed that when the encrypted SATA HDD was unlocked ...
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Windows recognizes Home Theater receiver as a display

I've bought a Yamaha receiver, A2050. I connect my PC on it using HDMI, from my CPY Haswell i5-4590. Audio is sent perfectly to it, but Windows believes it's a display and added it as a monitor. Is ...
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DWM freezing when display is disconnected on multi-monitor system

I have Win7 Win64, with a GeForce GTX 760 and a Haswell i5-4690. On GeForce I have my TV connected using HDMI and a 2560x1600 monitor connected with DVI-D. On Haswell I have a 2560x1440 monitor, an ...
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I have a computer with Windows 7 and Internet explorer 11

I have the same question as this one in How do I manually add a Tracking Protection List (TPL) to Internet Explorer that is not in the Internet Explorer gallery website? but for Internet Explorer 11. ...
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Virtual Box Security

I installed vb in my kubuntu, but I'm a little concern about viruses or other stuff infiltrating on my linux through the OS installed, such as Windos 7. So, how can I avoid any information coming out ...
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Duplicating a user account on win 7

I have a corrupted user account on my Win 7 home computer. I want to duplicate this account with exactly the same desktop layout? How can that be achieved?
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Not enough free disk space, option for external HDD missing

I'm currently trying to install upgrade to Windows 10 on my computer which is running Windows 7 at the moment. As I want to install I'm running the x64 version, one requirement is to have at least 20 ...
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How can I free up space in the System Reserved partition

I'm trying to create a system image backup of my Windows 7 64bit syste, however I only have 35MB free in my 100MB System Reserved partition and I need a minimum of 50MB (error code 0x80780119) I've ...
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Windows 7 desktop icons are blank

The icons on my desktop are invisible, however, when I press F5 they show correctly for about 0.1 seconds before disappearing again. When I run the following batch script downloaded from How to ...
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Hiding some folders and files without possibility to make them visible again

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and I need a way to make some folders and files of the Google Chrome browser invisible without the possibility to make them visible again unless reinstalling Windows. ...