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Laptop Freezing continues after installing Nvidia Graphics card Drivers

I had bought a new laptop with Ubuntu as the OS. The configuration is as follows Dell Inspiron 15 3000 series i7 processor 8 GB RAM 1 TB Hard Disk Nvidia GetForce 840 Graphics card. Intel HD 5500 ...
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How to find out what website my emails are coming from

My boyfriend keeps getting these emails saying so and so wants to meet. Well it's not like other sites that are fake - trust me I've done my research, this site is different as it uses .org and things ...
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Windows File is ludicrously huge and I cannot unzip it

I use an online file backup service (Backblaze) and recently got a new computer. Several files on my old computer were too large to move via my usb drive so I decided to download them from my backup ...
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How do I perform an OEM Windows installation?

I'm building a computer for one of my friends, and have purchased a Windows System Builder License. After running Windows Update and installing missing drivers and a few other necessary applications, ...
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Error when attempting to enable MSMQ HTTP Support - 0x80070bc9

Add/remove programs -> Turn Windows Features On and Off -> Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server -> Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server Core -> MSMQ HTTP Support This results in an error, "An error ...
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Windows 7 running slowly despite having lots of CPU and memory free

This is my computer spec - intel i7 2500k @ 3.4ghz, win7 64bit with 16gb of ram. Radeon HD 6800 My computer is starting to run progressively slower for example when switching between programs ie ...
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windows command line find file, untar

I want to untar a file I just downloaded in windows 7. I am in the directory, but there are too many files and the name is too long to simply type out. How would I do this in the command line? If this ...
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Can I get a larger Windows 7 Remote Desktop screen than the real screen on the machine?

I have two Windows 7 machines: A) Has four 1920x1200 displays as the desktop. Windows sees it as two 3840x1200 displays. B) Has a single 1920x1200 display When I am using A), I'd like to RDP to B) ...
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How to check version of IE on Windows 7 with PowerShell?

I want to check which version of IE I have on my Windows 7 machine. I would like to do this with the command line, either through Command Prompt or PowerShell. Thank you!
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Deep Freeze on my pen drive

I own a pen drive. One day my friend collected this pen drive from me and gave that pen drive to his friend. Unfortunately the pen drive has been frozen. My friend does not know about the software ...
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MyDocuments twice in users folder

My laptop (Win7 PRO SP1) picked up a second instance of 'My Documents' in C:\Users\user_name. A) is this normal? B) if not, what to do about it? The first one seems to be a link, and double ...
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How to set heap size (-Xmx) more than 1 gb in Windows 64 bit machine with 4gb ram?

I got the error as below: Error occurred during initialization of VM Could not reserve enough space for object heap Could not create the Java virtual machine. I can set maximum heap size 1gb. After ...
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how to convert vhd file to a .img bootable image

i have a window 7 bootable vhd file. i want to convert it in to a .img bootable image. which boots in qemu virtual machine. tell me solutions. and one more thing. Is .img contains multi partition ...
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All programs crash after trying to save on desktop

I used to have a problem in saving with Google Chrome, the problem is whenever I want to save something in the Desktop, Chrome crashes. Now I have this problem with all programs. Whenever I try to ...
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How to get bluetooth headphones working in Windows 7 PC?

I spent several days on this but still no luck. Basically I have Plantronics BackBeat Pro and I also have CSR8510 A10 bluetooth dongle. When I put the dongle into a USB port, Windows installed some ...
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How to copy one big file to two drives C: and D:?

As total space including (C: and D: drives) availalbe in my PC is around 4GB. But C is having 2GB and D is having 2GB then how to copy a file of size 3GB. Please don't say that to merge both drives, ...
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command to wake up the windows system after sleep command

From C# program I want to call windows command prompt and make the system to sleep and after few seconds I should wake the system. I am successful in making the system sleep but I can't wake it up ...
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Context menu program doesn't work

After unistalling old versions of Photoshop, whenever I right click on an image(png,jpg,etc...)to "open with" Photoshop doesn't appear. At this point, obviously, I click browse, locate photoshop.exe ...
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how to connect internal hard disk to laptop via usb?

I have a seagate internal sata hard disk as well as an external sata hard disk.Can i connect the internal hard disk via the external hard disk USB cable ? this is the cable i have with me
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Disable some Win+X hotkeys for Explorer from RegEdit under Windows 8.1

How to disable some of Win+X keys that are registered to Explorer so that they could be used by other software (e.g. disabling Win+I and Win+P and then mapping these keys from within Search Everything ...
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How to stop one process detecting another is running

I have an application (Utility.exe) that refuses to perform certain operations if it detects another process (Target.exe) is running. I am not certain of the detection method that it uses. It may be a ...
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My friends computer got hit with a virus and a lot of his files are now corrupted. [duplicate]

I have a question regarding a friends computer, he recently he had been plagued by a virus that had corrupted a lot of his videos, text files and games, it inserted this file extension .HNTEUTH, how ...
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In Windows, how can I get a list of all installed programs via script?

I'm trying to figure out how to get a list of all installed applications using a script. My O/S is Windows 7 x64. I've found several purported mechanisms to generate a list of installed ...
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How do you use multiple monitors in MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7?

Using the RDMan from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=44989 Tools->Options->Full Screen-> last checkbox is 'Use multiple monitors when necessary' however this has no ...
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Removing software status from SSCM

I have this scenario on my office Windows 7 64-bit computer. In May I was assigned a software package via SCCM and it has the status "Installed" in SCCM. This software was updated manually and then ...
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Windows 7 HDD with a BSOD on boot, not detected when connected as non-boot drive

I've just installed a new SSD into a Dell Vostro - I first tried cloning the old HDD onto the new SSD, then switched the boot priority but it wouldn't boot from the SSD and fell back to the HDD. So I ...
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Got a new hard drive and would like to setup file system [on hold]

I just finished assembling a new computer. I installed Windows 7 on my 250GB SSD, and everything is working fine. I've now plugged a 1TB HDD, and formatted it to allow windows to place files on it. ...
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windows ProductPolicy key enum/constants

i'm reading windows internals and found the productoptions/productpolicy key, i know it is a switch in tokens.dat but don't know how to decrypt it or if there is a decrypted version of it also did ...
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Where do I find the Google Drive icon?

I made a custom link to my Google Drive directory on the Windows 7 Professional application bar. Now I'd like to change that icon, so that it's obvious it's the Google Drive folder. How do I find the ...
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Leap Seconds in Windows

A leap second was recently added on June 30, 2015 23:59:60 UTC. How are leap seconds implemented in Windows (specifically Windows 7)?
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Cant access Share on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows XP professional on domain. Windows 7 has a share folder which windows XP access it but for some reason during the day I cant access the share but if I reboot ...
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Excel recover read-only edited file

I needed to edit a file which was sent to me as an attachment in email. I opened Outlook and then opened the attachment in Excel. The Excel window appeared probably in read-only mode which I didn't ...
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When no monitor connect , the resolution can only be 1920 * 1080 in 30hz?

I am using windows 7, and ati 7850 display card. I would like to use the computer without monitor , and when I use teamviewer to control it, I found that the monitor detect is VGA , and the maximum ...
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Is there a way of shutting down a Windows 7 computer after sleeping for X amount of time?

Just like you can set Windows 7 to hibernate after sleeping for X amount of time, can you also make it shutdown after a sleeping for a specific number of hours too? There doesn't seem to be a direct ...
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The virus:Help_decrypt is making copies of itself in many files [duplicate]

Recently I have a problem with this virus but I want to know if there is any way to remove it manually or if somebody has dealt this issue before and how did you fix it. Windows 7 OS is the one I ...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 — trying to fix via DeviceMgr & downloads from Intel website [duplicate]

My question is actually a follow-up to the question-and-answer poisted by a fellow at this superuser URL, USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller ...
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Connecting to multiple network shares on the same host using different credentials?

Is it possible to connect to multiple network shares on the same Windows 7 host using different credentials? Example: Host H has shares \H\A and \H\B. Share A is configured to be only accessible by ...
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No onboard Asus M4A87TD EVO sound

I have an Asus M4A87TD EVO motherboard that once put sound out through the board, but now will only allow that while in win 7 64bit. My frustration is that Debian wheezy USED to do this, but now it ...
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Adding “Calendar Type” field to “Insert Date and Time” Dialog Box

My wife got a new computer at her work, and I set it up with all of the software she had on the old machine. The old machine was a single core Intel Celeron running Windows 7 Home Premium. Her new ...
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Old VirtualBox version shows as Up-to-date

I'm running Virtualbox 4.3.18 on Windows 7. When I try to update VirtualBox shows that it's up to date, while the latest version is 4.3.28. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads I'm trying to ...
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Strange issue on shutting down Windows 7 [duplicate]

When I shut down Windows 7 I get the normal window telling me that background programs are closing, however it flashes and I can see what appear to be internet explorer windows pop up before they are ...
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CPU overheating [on hold]

I think it all started when I placed a new HDD (now I have 2 SATA HDDs), the CPU is 100 °C, but when I restart my PC the BIOS shows 85°C I think it's still a lot but what do you think might be causing ...
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Disk cleanup deleting System32 important files [on hold]

Running disk cleanup as Administrator is deleting important files in System32, eg: calc.exe msconfig.exe Even ctrl+alt+del wont work anymore. When I reboot my computer I get the "Starting ...
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Having strange issues when closing Windows 7

When I close down my laptop I get the normal closing windows screen, but it flashes in and out and I can see what appear to be Internet Explorer pages flash up before they are shut down....however I ...
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Can I re-install Windows 7 English with an activated product key for another language?

My computer came with Turkish Windows 7 Professional installed. So I wanted to install the English version. Is it possible to use the existing, activated product key on the box to install English ...
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Bad Vista to 7 upgrade - how to recover? [on hold]

I have tried to upgrade from Vista Ultimate (x64) to 7 Ultimate (x64). I chose the "upgrade" option, and went as far as "Transferring files, setting and programs" - the system restarted, the screen ...
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Why does “The trust relationship between this workstation and primary domain failed” fix itself?

Sometimes my computers randomly display the error message "The trust relationship between this workstation and primary domain failed.". After several minutes, without doing anything, I can perfectly ...
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Recovering a file after reset offline cache Windows 7?

I was having problem with a network mapped folder stop syncing. I made it available offline before but couldn't get it back online no matter what (got "This folder is offline because of a user chose ...
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Does System Utilities Slow Down My Pc Rather than Speeding It Up?

I came to know that PC System Utilities are fake they just slow down your PC rather than speed it up.Is that correct?Can I trust PC System Utilities like System Mechanic, WinOptimizer, Advanced ...
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how to make Samba Windows client cache file contents?

I am using a Samba server on a recent Red Hat, and a client from Windows 7 Pro. The oplocks = yes options is turned on by default from the server. I want the Windows client to cache its file ...