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VMWare crashed while I was creating an account for Yosemite

It's asking me for a username and a password, which I was not able to create/confirm due to the crashing of the application. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling VMWare, but it still directs me to this. ...
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Source path too long - BUT IT NEVER USED TO BE

I am getting the following error while trying to copy backed up data from my external hard drive to my desktop: The source filename(s) are longer than is supported by the file system. Try moving ...
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Can't install Windows 7 x64 on SSD drive

The title explains my whole problem, I had Windows 7 installed multiple times on the same SSD drive. But when I attempted to reinstall it last night it gives me this error(translated from dutch): We ...
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Hide second device created by camera in Windows?

When I plug my camera in via USB, two devices open their autoplay dialogue and two devices show up in My Computer. Removable Disk (H:) is the correct device for locating my photographs, but I am ...
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Firefox - Why is scroll button opening the last closed tab?

Prior to reformatting, when I scroll-clicked the title bar outside of current tabs, a new tab would be spawned and I'd be brought to my new tab page. After reformatting, this functionality has ...
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Installing Windows From Windows

So here is my issue. I'm looking to install my copy of Windows 7 Home Premium to a Secondary Hard Drive currently installed in my PC. I have partitioned my 3TB(MBR) into two separate Partitions one ...
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Windows 7: dual monitor cuts wallpaper if resolutions are different

I am using two monitors right now, one of them configured to 1920x1080 and the other one to 1366x768 and I am not being able to fit my wallpaper properly to both screens. Windows is resizing the image ...
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How can I put my windows Users Program Files, and Windows Directories on the same partition?

Im trying to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 7 SP1, however I constantly get error 80070490. Going through the guides I ran sfc, repaired a corrupted file, but still got the error. I then ran the ...
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How can I minimize all windows except the active one?

I've been using Windows since version 3-something and showing the desktop by Win+d is an old trick. However, I just saw another, somewhat unusual method on 9gag. I want to share it here with a ...
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Winmount.sys driver BSOD

On a Windows 7 machine I downloaded Microsoft's Virtual CD-Rom Control Panel: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38780 to mount an iso. I've never used this before, and couldn't ...
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Software Launcher creation tool?

Sorry if this isn't a good place to ask it, I don't have a lot of experience on forums I was making a little bundle of my favorite portable software. I've found an installer thing and stuff, but the ...
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Vuze effectiveness of read-ahead option when seeding

I am running Vuze 5.6.0.0, on Windows 7 64-bit, with 96MB disk cache. There is an option, Files → Performance Options → Perform read-aheads to reduce disk reads when uploading. This option ...
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Can't ping computers via a bridged connection

I've got the following setup: PC running Windows 8.1 with a Wifi card connected to the local network and an ethernet cable running to a laptop. Wifi and Ethernet connections are bridged. Laptop ...
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How to keep windows hint from disappearing?

Please see the picture, Very often I need to read the hint that comes out after mouse hovering on it. But it only shows for a few seconds and then diappear. Sometimes the text is long and I have not ...
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Raid0 recovery - failed mobo

Short story: motherboard died, need to recover data from 2 working HDD's in RAID0 Long story: My mobo died on a Dell Studio XPS 7100, I basically upgraded all the components and my pc is now up and ...
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How can I use my IBM/Lenovo keyboard fingerprint reader on a non-lenovo Windows 7 PC?

When my old IBM workstation died I reused the IBM Fingerprint Keyboard (89P9037) on my new PC, but I have never been able to get the integrated fingerprint reader to work. Under Windows 7, the device ...
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How do I remove all traces of the Cisco WebEx Connect IM program

Not sure how to as this question correctly. I had uninstalled or thought I had uninstalled the Cisco WebEx Connect program from my Windows 7 32b Professional machine. Followed the instructions to ...
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Finding latest drivers for unknown hardware?

Sometimes in Device Manager "Unknown Device" pops up and, by the word, you really cant know what device it is. pcidatabase.com is a good start but it can only tell you so much. A problem I was ...
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How can I connect to Wifi and Wired LAN on the same computer?

I recently bought a Brother laser printer with built-in WiFi. I purchased a USB WiFi adapter for my Dell desktop PC to connect it to the printer on the network. The PC is also connected to the same ...
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Can Windows 7 Paint (aka Microsoft Paint) handle transparency?

I need to edit a small image that uses transparency bits. I edited it in Paint that is included in Windows 7, and lost all the transparency. Can the Paint app that is included with Windows 7 (aka ...
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Cannot add a search provider in IE 11 on Windows 7 x64

Just installed Windows 7 x64 and I'm trying to change my default search provider and I cannot. I thought it might have been a Google thing but I cannot ANY search provider. JavaScript is working and ...
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Random Restarts [Not Heat Related]

As recently as in the last three days, my computer, during very or what seemed very random times, would just restart. The fans wouldn't even go to a halt and the lights wouldn't turn off. Normally ...
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Disk capacity in Windows [duplicate]

I have a disk which has the capacity of 476 GB. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I want to check how much storage I've used on the C:\ drive. The normal thing is to go to the "computer", and check the ...
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Move HDD to another laptop, can't change Windows 7 product key

One of my clients returned to me a Dell Latitude laptop that runs Windows 7 Pro with an OEM product key (bad motherboard). Now, I have a laptop that is the same model (it is already set up with ...
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Laggy SSH sessions on local network

I have two machines: Windows 7 connected by ethernet to a router NixOS laptop, connected wirelessly to same router My issue is that sshing from Windows to NixOS is extremely laggy. If I ping NixOS ...
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Bootscan after virus find without log files update?

During a quick search avast found and removed a virus on my PC (Win32:Ramnit-DO). After that it I updated the software (today an update came out) and it wanted to do a reboot to make a bootscan which ...
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Account auto-logoff after sysprep

I recently transferred my OS (Win7_x64) to a new computer. Everything works so far, but when I log on with my old account, it immediately logs off. On the old computer, I did not have this issue. ...
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How can I enable smooth scrolling in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC?

I just updated to the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and since then, the scrolling in the pdf documents is very poor, it is like lines are jumping on the screen. This problem wasn't in the previous ...
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My main HDD shows much more used storage [duplicate]

I have my computer for some time now and everything was fine my Local Disk at properties showed pretty much the used storage of everything inside in it(select all and right click properties for ...
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Need upgrade advise [on hold]

Good morning all. Newbie here Anyways, my question is this. I had the following setup : 3.20GHZ Pentium Processor (LGA775) 3GB Ram DDR2 1GB Graphics card Asus 300W Power supply (query relating to ...
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My Lenovo IdeaPad screen went dim by accident

I accidentally pressed the wrong key (not sure which) while typing and my laptop's screen went dim. I can't get it to go back to how it was. (I'm using Windows 7 64 bit.) What should I do?
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Black screen after resume from hibernate

Here's my config: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) i5 + 8GB (1600MHz) Samsung 850 Pro (256GB) My disk is giving me around 540MB/sec read speed, so I get a resume time of about 15-17 seconds which is ...
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Dual Monitor Setup

I wanted to have a dual monitor setup, but it won't detect my 2nd monitor. I already went into BIOS and enabled the onboard graphics as well as the surround view. I've tried it before and it worked. ...
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Blue screen IRQL while installing NVIDIA CUDA, Windows 7

I've been messing around all day over my PC installing many development packages, at one time I installed CUDA 7.0 but then I realized that it was not compatible with some other tools I'd had to ...
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Migrating Windows Backup to another backup tool

For about two years to date, I have been "piloting" monthly incremental backups with Windows Backup. Today, though, my pilot has come to a close as my home server has been drained completely of disk ...
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Render Chinese program text in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am using a Chinese application in Windows 7 but all text renders as unicode gibberish like "ÄÏ»ªÆÚ»õ²©Ò×´óʦ½»Ò×°æ5.2" instead of Chinese. I tried changing my Windows language to Chinese ...
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Windows7 mounting shares using CIFS

I'm really newbie in Windows Os. I have task to mount shared folder via LAN between 2 Windows7 mashines using CIFS. Maybe ths is possible to do with standart windows tools ? without console ...
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Windows displays wrong used space data? [duplicate]

So I have a C: partition, and windows says that it has 92.5 GB worth of data in it. However I've selected every fodler in C: (including hidden folders), and clicked properties to check how much ...
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What is “Ticino” in my Windows 7 Explorer context menu?

I noticed today that I have a new Explorer context menu item called "Ticino" when I right-click a file on Windows 7. What is it?
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Find source of mysterious ring tone sound on computer [duplicate]

My computer is currently ringing like a telephone. It's like there is a telephone ringing! No programs that should be doing this are open. How can I determine what is causing the ringing?!
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Windows 7 Explorer search won't work

I can't make Windows 7 Search work. I type part of the file name, in this case "add" but nothing pops up. The folder looks like this: After the search there are no results: Sorry for polish ...
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USB Drive not working with Windows 7. Works on Linux and Windows 8/8.1

I have a USB thumb drive (PNY 128GB) that works fine with Windows 8/8.1 and with Linux, but does not work on Windows 7. Doesn't show up at all. I have tried formatting it in both Win8 and Linux ...
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Using Windows 7 on Macbook Pro 2015 - Can it power two 2560x1600 monitors?

https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/ I know it says it can power dual external monitors at high resolution, but can it do this on Windows 7? Does this machine even have drivers for ...
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Issues with GVim and permissions on Win7

I've installed GVim on my win7 machine but I'm having trouble with saving any files. I keep getting the e212: Can't open file for writing If I try to just quit with :q!, I get e138: Can't write ...
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Windows audio breaks when playing sound from different sources

The sound in windows just breaks when I try to play sound from different sources. I got my new PC yesterday and built it together, and today I was installing some programs and noticed my sound kept ...
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Selecting a single line using command in windows cmd

I have created a batch file which redirects into a plain text file. What the batch does is goes to the mentioned path and there dir command gets executed and the output will be directed to a text ...
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How to change word selection separator characters in Windows 7?

When I double click a word of the form a.b then the selected text is either a (if I doubled clicked before the dot) or b (if I doubled clicked after the dot). This is very convenient, but if I have, ...
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Enabling “last accessed files” feature for only some selected directories?

I want to enable "last access timestamps". But not for every files in my PC, because it is unneeded and may cause slowness. Can i enable this feature for only selected directories or files? Actually, ...
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HP Sleekbook usb 3.0 - no drivers for windows 7

I have hp (pavilion sleek-book 14 - B065TX) laptop and me downgrade that in to windows 7 professional edition and now laptop is working but i have one of problem for usb 3.0 port. It is not ...
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CPU usage is 100% because of svchost.exe windows 7

It has been a while now since my laptop started being very slow and cpu usage is 100% almost all the time. I downloaded process monitor and below is the process details that is taking most of the ...