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Magnifier appears every time I log in

Once while logging into my system, at the user selection page, from the Ease of Access button I took Magnifier. Then I logged into my admin account without closing the Magnifier. Now whenever I log ...
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How to uninstall LightScribe Control Panel?

In the notification area of my taskbar I found LightScribe Control Panel. What is it ? What does it do ? Should I have to keep it. When I tried to uninstall it, there was no such entry in the ...
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How can I fix this display size issue in Windows 7 Character Map?

The last few times I've opened the character map (Win 7), the "highlighted" character and the "selected" characters have shown up very tiny. Clicking on a character to highlight it makes it even ...
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Internet lags for me, but not for my brother

Recently we had a new switch setup in our basement, plus my PC has the newest parts oldest dating 2012. When I play games that requires instant responding like Counter-Strike, League of Legends, FIFA ...
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WIndows 7 cannot access Samba share

I have an Ubuntu-server running as a file server using Samba and it also acts as a print server via CUPS and media server via Serviio. All was good for the last few months and now suddenly one of my ...
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Hide computer from list, but keep file sharing and remote desktop service running?

Is it possible to hide my computer from local network's list of computers, but keep its ability to provide file sharing and remote desktop service? (I mean something like hidden SSID on WiFi network, ...
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Make a admin account on a standard user account in windows 7

I am on a standard user account and I want to change the admin's password but don't have the rights. Please help!
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Diagnose Power Supply Failure?

I have a single 500W supply powering my home server. I think I have derived that a hardware failure is the problem. The following symptoms are prevalent across installations. Symptoms: Random ...
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Windows 7 Activation

I sent a Windows 7 Pro x64 system to a colleague that I thought was completely configured but it turns out it wasn't yet activated. When he booted the first time it came up with a registration screen ...
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Default Screen Resolution for a New display in Windows 7

I made a little program that is supposed to run fullscreen on a display at only 640x480. Sometimes when I plug in a new monitor, though, it appears that Windows will choose a "better" resolution that ...
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Network adapters for Sony Vaio VPCEH2D0E

I have been painstakingly searching the web for answers with no result!! I rebooted and reinstalled windows 7 on my pc. I am running windows 7 ultimate 32-bit on a Sony Vaio intel pentium CPU B950. ...
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Windows 7 - Additional RAM installed, but usable amount did not increase? [duplicate]

We have just upgraded a PC running Windows 7 Enterprise Edition (32bit) to have 4gb of memory instead of 2gb. Previously, there was 989mb of usable memory (with 2gb total installed). After upgrading, ...
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics ...
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Can I change the date format only in the taskbar

Can I change the display format just for the date in the windows taskbar? I know that you can customize the format of the date in the taskbar by changing the "short date" display format in ...
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Trouble Connecting to FTP Server on Android Smartphone

I do hope that I'm asking this in the correct community; the question, I think, has mostly to do with network topology. I'm trying to use FTPuse to setup a volume letter to my Android smartphone, but ...
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Power cycling followed by monitor disconnect

My computer intermittently power cycles , and will not interact with the monitor after the power cycle, forcing a hard shut down and start up sequence. It can be when the computer is idling or in full ...
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Acrobat XI Pro not responding issue

System Spec Windows 7 Professional x64 (all updates installed) Acrobat XI Pro including updates Sata III HDD i7 3770K CPU nVidia GTX 470 Asus P6X58D-E : link to asus page 24GB of RAM Corsair PSU ...
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Why gadgets are avoided in Windows 8? [on hold]

In Windows 7, there were gadgets like clock, calender, weather etc. But in Windows 8, no gadgets are there. Why Microsoft avoided gadgets in Windows 8 ?
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Batch file - Copying folders with percentage

I'm currently trying to create a batch file, which actually copy a folder from a server to a clients machine. And I'm playing around with batch file, using xcopy, and it gives me the percentage of ...
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Successfully installed Ubuntu but unable to load it in the system

process : 1)inserted Ubuntu Bootable Pen Drive 2)Selected 3rd option i.e Something else 3)than deleted C drive ( drive containing Windows)out of which i made 63GB unusable , created 15 GB ext4 - ...
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Event Viewer is “Level = Critical, Source = Kernel-Power, Event ID = 41, Task Category = 63”

My computer reboots when I play league of legends, but only some games... i look in viewer events and i find this error: Event Viewer is "Level = Critical, Source = Kernel-Power, Event ID = 41, Task ...
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Font unusable in Lotus Notes

I use Lotus Notes 8.5 on Win7, and my colleagues use Lotus Notes 4.6 on XP. They use a font FangSong_GB2312 which comes with XP but not with Win7. To fix compatibility issues, I installed Lotus Notes ...
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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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How to update all your drivers without paying

Recently Blue Screen Of Death ( BSOD ) has been occurring on my computer and its because i have some drivers which needs updating.Each time my computer recover from it , I would get the message from ...
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Windows 7, 64 bit, 16GB RAM, solid state hard drive starting to slow down [on hold]

My desktop, which is about 6 months old and fairly powerful, recently started to slow a little when application screens are turned on or off. What used to be almost instant now sometimes takes a ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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How can I list all files recursively that have the compressed attribute set?

I started a decompress operation using compact /U /S /I /Q > compact-report.txt on a large dir (120GB+, ~950M+ files) and it has been going on for about 24 hours now. Most files seem decompressed, ...
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Windows command line - accessing of remote windows server folder

I am logged in a Windows 7 and was trying to access the shared folder located in a Windows server 2008. I can successfully map the network drive with the URL: \\\ServerName\DavWWWRoot\Shared ...
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Word 2013 - How to add figures to Visio Diagrams in Word Document

I am trying to add a figure caption to a Visio diagram that I have inserted into a word document and I am having some trouble. For example, if I right click on any inserted image in my word ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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Using different java versions with different browsers [duplicate]

How to run two browsers (Google Chrome and IE) with Java plugins in Windows 7 having different versions (1.7 64-bit for Chrome and 1.6 32-bit for IE)? Thank you
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Making a directory and its contents READ ONLY and UNDELETABLE

I have an archives directory with important files that I don't want myself to accidentally delete or modify. Is it possible make the direcory and its contents READ ONLY and UNDELETABLE?
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Need to reset calculator button to open the calculator

So after coming back from my day off, the calculator button opens a new internet window, complete with three tabs just like when I open it. I went to the calculator shortcut to try to override the ...
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Windows: Is it possible to take a screenshot (capture image screen) during UAC Administrator Elevation Prompt? [duplicate]

This is mostly out of curiosity, but I think it could be useful some day: As long as the UAC Administrator Elevation Prompt in Windows (Vista and laters) is supposed to be done in a different ...
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Can't disinstall Intel(®) Centrino(®) Wireless-N 100

I need to disinstall Intel(®) Centrino(®) Wireless-N 130, but when I try to disinstall it, nothing appens: ComputerManagement -> Device Manager -> Network Adapters -> Right-Click on Centrino -> ...
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Reinstall Windows 7: OEM or Standard?

A friend has asked me to repair his Toshiba laptop after a virus crashed it. I've managed to do a clean re-install using the built in recovery partition, but the newly installed Windows is running ...
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Why is Laserjet P2035 driver for Windows 7 failing to install?

I have been trying to install the printer drivers for a Laserjet P2035 on a Windows 7 64 bit system. I am trying to use the website available install packages since I don't have the CD. This is a ...
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application launch with admin rights displays on every virtual desktop with windows 7 or more

I tried on Windows several application to simulate virtual desktop like dexpot or virtuawin. Since I use Windows 7 I face a strange behaviour application launch with admin rights appears on every ...
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Squares appear on monitor, computer shuts down, on reboot there are red dots

I was playing a game, when it froze and squares appeared all over the screen. The computer shut down, and on reboot, there are lots of red dots all over the screen, the second monitor doesn't seem to ...
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XP in peer to peer network works ok by windows 7 is unable to connect

My XPs are able to share folders with one another. recently I made a windows 7 machine and added it to the group It was able to see and read all the other except one xp machine. The Message given is ...
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File been detected as a virus

I have been making a program and i have put all of its files in a zip file. I have uploaded it to here: ...
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How to set up HTTP/SOCKS5 tunneling proxy on Windows using freeSSHd?

freeSSHd was set up on the server. Putty successfully connecting to server over SSH. I have tried to configure tunneling for SOCKS5 and HTTP but it failed to work. Especially was tested on Opera where ...
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Delay windows update prompt indefinitely

I have Windows 7 pro and too often I get the prompt to update Windows and restart. As I do not want to shutdown and restart my PC too often, I would like to be able to "kill the prompt". The problem ...
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Why would 'special keys' affect regular key presses

This problem arose while developing in VS2013. I have code that captures shortcut keys using ProcessCmdKey and code that captures press and hold keys using Key_Down and Key_Up events on a canvas ...
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Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one disk is not cleen?

I'm using win 7.Is it possible to build RAID0 or RAID1 using 2 disk when one is not cleen? I have 2 same hdd disks, one of them cleen and one with data. I want to build RAID0 or RAID1 (on the fly) ...
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Move data with compression

I'm using win 7.I have disk ~2Tb which one I want to format so I need to move data from it to other disk, but the problem is that I have not another 2Tb disk and I think I can compress data(on the ...
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How can I control vlc palyer in laptop via java enbled bluetooth mobile?

I want to know is there any way to control vlc or another player installed on laptop using java enabled mobile phone. like forward a movie , increase or decrease sound , doing next /previous etc. I ...
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How to Prevent Updates over Broadband?

My broadband connection is metered with steep price jumps at set levels of bandwidth consumption. The WiFi internet connections I use however are unlimited. Therefore, I would really not want any ...
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Remap OS X Option/Alt key in Windows 7 VirtualBox VM

I am attempting to use SharpKeys in Windows 7 to remap the OS X Option/Alt key, however, when I click the type key button, the Option/Alt key doesn't show up, it acts as if I had not pushed the key at ...
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...