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A .bat file to close two services running in background

Hello everyone and thanks in advance to those who would be so kind to help me. Apologize for my terrible english. The operating system on which to operate is windows 7 with three accout (in that ...
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Install Windows 7 from bootable USB flash drive

I want to install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. I have a Windows 7 ISO and I have already made the flash drive bootable using Universal USB Installer. What do I do next? How do I mount the ISO ...
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Move C:\Users\tachikoma01\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin to an other hardrive

I have a 120gb ssd and it's full. I want to use bitcoin armory which is going to take up to 50gb. And even if the software is installed on my G: hard drive, the software is still downloading datas to ...
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Snap to side of screen shared between dual monitors on Windows 7 [on hold]

Is there a third-party application I can use to let me snap to the side of the screen shared between my primary and secondary monitor? At the moment I can use win+left or win+right but I'd prefer if I ...
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make a c program run without opening a cmd window [on hold]

how can i make a c program run without opening a CMD window, i tried -mwindows flag, used WinMain Entry instead of main, but without results, the cmd still pop up. i tried ShowWindow function by ...
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Do I need SQL Server paths in my PATH environment variable for it to work?

SQL Server adds things to my PATH environment variable, and over time that bloat makes me hit the 2048-char limit in Windows 7. Do I really need them there for SQL Server to run? This is on a ...
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Desktop composition auto-disables in Windows 7

On Windows 7, the visual effect option "Enable desktop composition" does not work correctly for me. Both the DWM and Themes services are running. When I tick it and click "apply" or "ok", nothing ...
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What happens if you delete cookies from mega.co.nz while downloading?

While I was downloading a 5 GB file I deleted 10GB of cookies from my computer. The download was at 73% but has now stopped. Should I just cancel it? I think I lost the file's data.
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Browsing network shares (SMB) causes spike in latency

I've managed to narrow down an incredibly frustrating problem with intermittent latency spikes on one PC on my LAN (Win7 Pro x64) to connecting to SMB shares. I have other Win7 Pro PC's that don't ...
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Why doesn't my Python script save the file when I use Task Scheduler?

I have a Python script that uses csv.writer to create a csv file. This works fine when I run it from the command line, but no file is created when I run the script using Windows Task Scheduler. The ...
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regedit.exe does not open

I am trying to get into my regedit application but when I launch it as a regular user or as an admin (run as administrator), I get the UAC warning but nothing happens after, at all. Sometimes the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate (fully updated) not booting explorer.exe

I recently built a computer for my friend who doesn't know the first thing about computers, I installed windows using the same windows disc that I used on my own computer when I built that too, but it ...
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javaw.exe isn't running as an executable

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64, SP1 and latest updates are installed. Any time I attempt to open a Java application, I receive a dialog asking what program I want to open javaw.exe with. This ...
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Getting Windows 8 Back Onto a PC Whereon Windows 7 Has Been Installed

First, the following summary is a bit of history that will explain why this unusual request (ref. topic title) is being submitted with the hope of receiving your solution instructions. A Windows 8 ...
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Shared Print Objects Graying Out / Port disaapearing

We have recently moved all of our network printers to Server 2012 R2 boxes that are load balanced behind an F5. After the move we are having random issues where print objects are graying out on our ...
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Can't connect bluetooth mouse windows 7

Recently I bought a bluetooth mouse and now I have troubles with connecting it to my Windows 7 32bit. I have tried Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add Device but no device was found. I ...
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If I stop a Windows 7 backup part way through, do I keep files backed up so far?

I am 65% through a Windows 7 backup but my time is running out! If I stop the backup, do I get to keep the files that have been backed up so far?
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How to open Utorrent automatically clicking on a .torrent file [on hold]

Before, when I double-clicked a *.torrent file the system would automatically run utorrent.exe and start to download all. Now, when I double-click a *.torrent file, the system always asks with which ...
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [on hold]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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USB flash drive not recognized, but only on one computer - flash drive recognized by other computers and computer recognizes other flash drives

This question is similar to USB flash drive cannot be read only on a specific computer, but I did not do anything (that I know of) to trigger the change. My Cruzer 4GB USB flash drive worked for a ...
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Reset Windows 7 Admin Password [duplicate]

I am having an issue. I have a machine that has 2 users, the admin user and another user which seems to have basically no permissions to do anything. I do not know the admin password and every time ...
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How to prevent hibernation during work hours

I have a laptop at work that I don't want it to hibernate during work hours. It may be running a program that will corrupt the current data if it hibernates. After work, it can hibernate until someone ...
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Windows 7 network adapter device name using winpcap

I am trying to use winpcap for an application that is to be used on multiple servers in a production line. One thing that annoys me so far is the Windows 7 device naming convention, which is a long ...
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How do I create the Microsoft bootloader on the EFI partition? [duplicate]

I have Linux and Windows installed in a dual boot configuration. The Windows bootloader is corrupt. I want to reinstall it using the Windows recovery partition but I do not know how to boot to it ...
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Can I change 64-bit Windows into 32-bit Windows without reinstalling? [duplicate]

I borrowed a Windows 7 disk from my friend and I thought it was 32bit but it turned out to be 64bit and I only have 2GB of RAM. Since I have some stuff that I would rather not install again because it ...
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Freeing up space on SSD

I have a 120GB SSD with basically only the system (Win7) installed on it and yet I'm having really hard time maintaining enough free space to install one game and leave the recommended 20% of space ...
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Unable to start windows

I got the blue screen of death about a month ago on my windows machine. Startup repair failed to fix the issue so I reinstalled windows. Forunatly I had a dual boot system with linux which worked ...
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icacls viewing permissions relative to the root of a folder?

If I have two folders: C:\windows\system32\tasks\ and C:\temp\tasks\ and I want to compare permissions on them. I can use the icacls "C:\temp\tasks\*" /T > C:\temp\tasks_temp.txt to compare ...
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Library folder missing from backup

I've found an issue with Windows Backup which puzzles me a bit. I've 3 folders in my Pictures library. One folder (E:\Pictures) is on a secondary hard drive. I've added the library to the backup ...
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Windows 7 hang on login screen after unlocking the workstation (after standby/hibernation)

I have a very annoying problem: Sometimes, Win7 on my laptop hangs on the login screen after unlocking the workstation when the computer is resumed from standby or hibernation. All I see then is this ...
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How do I install a virtual mouse to enable scroll wheel on a Synergy client?

Hmm, I fear I was unable to sum up the question clearly in the title. Here's what's going on.... I have a 3 computer setup and use synergy. My primary machine controls wake on Lan, Synergy and other ...
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How to alert if an unwanted Cookie was set on my own website?

My website needs 4 different cookies. From time to time an additional cookie appears (Update: for my domain!) that is not set through my PHP code. As I do not use external javascripts as long I'm ...
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Why does PSEXEC -i -s work in Windows 7 as services can no longer interact with the desktop?

According to this MSDN article: Important Services cannot directly interact with a user as of Windows Vista. Therefore, the techniques mentioned in the section titled Using an Interactive Service ...
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Where to Get Windows 7 64 Pro OEM [duplicate]

I have Problems with my Lenovo notebook, and I want to reinstall windows 7 64 bit Pro. I downloaded the Iso but was not able to activate via the OEM key under my battery. since digitalriver is down, ...
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Disable Windows from automatically connect to a network when network is lost by option or setting the auto-connection option to off (by default) [duplicate]

I work with different routers, I want my laptop to stop connecting to various wireless networks when a wireless connection is lost. Is there a way to prevent my computer from doing this? Bonus: If ...
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How to import Windows Contacts to Google Contacts?

I would like to import my Windows Contacts to Google Contacts. How can I do that? Windows Contacts are files with .contact extensions. Google Contacts accepts .csv and .vcf I believe (one at a time). ...
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Back up will not restore

i had to reinstall windows 7 on my HP desktop. I used the hp cyberlink option and created a back up to a portable hard drive before using the recovery option to reinstall windows. the reinstallation ...
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Remove Icons from Desktop / Windows 7

New to the site so any advice would be helpful. I am on a computer where the network admin runs some script that continuously puts 2 icons on my desktop. I can delete them and then in a few minutes ...
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Office - Fully maximized is not 100% of height [duplicate]

My Office 2013 applications (Word, Excel and Outlook) are maximized, but somehow there is a gap of like 1 or 2 pixels above the minimize, maximize and close buttons. When I try to minimize an Office ...
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Extract csv rows

I have 2 csv files, File1 and File2. File1 has 24000 rows and File2 has 40000 rows. File2 has some duplicate data from File1. I used TableTextCompare ...
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Update paths of pinned files in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the locations of the pinned files so I can update the shortcuts to a different drive letter, but I can't find where they are saved. Can anyone help? I'm looking specifically for the ...
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Batch output filename with datetime

I have a batch file that look like this: set FOLDERTOZIP=c:\myfolder For /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do (set mydate=%%c-%%a-%%b) For /f "tokens=1-2 delims=/:" %%a in ("%TIME%") do ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium OA to Windows 7 Professional

I have a laptop which had a Windows Home Premium OA version and I cannot find the ISO anywhere on the internet. This way I'm unable to get a genuine version for my laptop. However, maybe there's some ...
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GRUB shows up unexpectedly when booting after CMOS Reset

Basically, my computer has 3 hard drives. 2 HDDs, 1 SSD. Years ago, I installed a Linux partition on one of the HDDs, but decided to move back to solely using Winodws(gaming pc) and removed Linux from ...
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How to use QOS (quality of service) on windows 7

i have 15 computers on LAN and other clients who connect through wifi. all connections pass through a windows 7 computer. i want to give high priority for some applications, urls, ip addresses using ...
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How to schedule a shutdown after finishing Windows updates without having to use command-line?

This is pretty much a repeat of the question from social.technet.microsoft.com: ...
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stopping windows from undoing overclock settings

I have managed to overclock my CPU from 2.5 to 3.0 GHz, my BIOS says so at the top. But when I load coretemp after windows boots, it says my CPU is only at the original 2.5GHz. Is this just coretemp ...
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In Windows 7, how can one right click an icon, and “open with” firefox Developer Edition

When I right click a .php file in Windows explorer, and hover over "Open with", it displays my regular Firefox, but not Firefox Developer Edition as an option. If I select "Choose default ...
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Where are “machine certificates” stored on a windows 7 64 bit professional system

I'm configuring a VPN/IKEv2 connection on my windows 7 workstation (64 bit Professional w/SP1) I plan on using the connection to establish a vpn with my RH Linux 7 server. In the windows configuration ...
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how to run bat file as administrator automatically from a non-admin account

My work account is a non-admin but I have the admin password. I need to run a .bat file as admin automatically when windows starts from my non-admin account. I couldn't figure out how to feed in the ...