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Windows 7 safely remove USB multiple disk enclosure from command line

I want to eject a USB multi-disk enclosure from the command line or with a tool that offers command line support. I can find information about ejecting a USB drive but nothing that seems to support ...
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Windows 10 upgrade

For my laptop, I got the reserve notice the first of June, Windows 10 were installed today. What I have seen I really like. I have a desktop with: Windows edition Windows 7 Home ...
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WampServer issues after Windows 10 upgrade

Since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, WampServer does not appear to be working (anything loaded in the browser is just a blank page), and even a fresh install does not cure the problem. Under ...
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RAID 0 using AMD onboard controller and Samsung 850 EVOs

I am having the same issue. I am using Win7pro 64bit, the onboard RAID controller from an ASUS sabertooth 990FX R2.0, 2x250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSDs, and a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD. I have the latest ...
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Computer does not boot from optical drive or from USB

I had dualboot of Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12 on an ASUS laptop. Yesterday I triggered reset to factory settings through Windows, without realizing that I need to get rid of Ubuntu and grub first. Now the ...
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Slower network on Windows VM in Virtualbox

I am running a Windows XP guest on Windows 7 host for browser compatibility testing. However, this is introducing network performance artifacts. Speedtest.net from host shows 4ms ping, 36MB/sec ...
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windows 10 app wont show

I had reserved windows 10 upgrade about a month ago, last week I had decided to install the insider preview. when the windows 10 went out I downgrade to windows 7 back so I could fully upgrade to ...
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Creating New Folder on Desktop

When I try to create a new folder on desktop with a particular name or title, and I press enter, it notifies me that the destination already contains the folder with that name, and do I wish to ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X monitor light not off when using external monitor

I mainly use an external monitor (via HDMI) when using my XPS 15 (L502X), however, I noticed an annoying problem when I tried to update the Intel HD 3000 video card driver. After I started my ...
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Win7 to Win10, OS license usable for Windows 7 at later date?

If I upgrade from Win7 to Win10, can I transfer that key to Win7 at a later or is it locked into Windows 10 forever? Background (Optional read): Outlook was crashing constantly the other day, ended ...
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Windows 7: can't reopen minimised window on taskbar, preview does Work

I have a program and want to either bring its Window to the front or reopen it after it is minimised. It is on the taskbar and hovering over it shows the preview of the window. However clicking on it ...
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Sleep fails, can't load crash dump driver

Despite lots of analysis, I can't figure out why my PC fails to sleep. Any method of triggering sleep (e.g. through windows menu; timeout; windows API call) is the same. The screen briefly turns ...
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How to delete selected System Restore Point in Windows

I have occupied 25 gb space of c drive for system resore point. and system automatically created 5 restore point and delete privous resore points. but i want to keep very 1st resore point and last 4 i ...
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Preventing Windows 10 From Being Installed On My Windows 7 Desktop PC?

I am quite content with using Windows 7 on my desktop PC, and do not wish to install Windows 10 at this time. To ensure that Windows 10 does not install, what measures can I immediately take (I note ...
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Disable win7 harddisk ram for a specific software

Sometimes when you ask matlab to create a very large array, it exceed actual ram and tries to go into harddisk, which slows down the computer so much that it becomes impossible to close matlab, only ...
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Windows Backup failed with I/O error 0x8078002A

Running Windows 7 SP1 64-bit. C = SSD D = internal HDD with docs on it. E = external HDD partition 1 (2 TB) F = external HDD partition 2 (2 TB) I select Windows can choose which files to back up, ...
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Fonts are not smooth - Office 2013

I am using Office 2013 on windows 7. When read or write mails on outlook 2013, the fonts appeared to be distorted and annoying. Not readable compared to browsers and other apps. I have reset to ...
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Having two accounts that access same files but does not deal with them in the same way?

Is it possible to have two sessions/accounts on Winodws 7 Professionnel. One session with a password or an account admin The other one without a password : folks Both session access to the same ...
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What keeps my USB connected, powered PCIe Extender losing signal?

I have a Single R9 Fury X graphics card connected to a PCI Express x1-x16 USB 3.0 Extender on a Crosshair V Formula-Z MB and it keeps losing signal after about 5-10 minutes. My pc is running fine ...
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How can I reinstall integrated webcams driver?

My integrated webcam was working,but suddenly it is not. It is not recognized by any applications, webcam as well as imaging devices are not shown in the device manager. I think by reinstalling the ...
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Windows 10 IE11 Compatibility Mode

I have been using Windows 8.1 Pro for awhile and i can access this webpage by adding it into compatibility view in IE. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 via the preloaded options given. I ...
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In Win7, How to set a shortcut key with the windows logo key?

Windows logo key provides some system shortcut keys like "win + R" for "Run" and so on, which I find to be very convenient. But when I wish to set some my own shortcut keys in a shortcut's ...
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how to set environment variables in VM Fusion Windows 7

I have installed windows 7 just fine via VM Fusion, but am having trouble setting environment variables, as i cannot edit files on the C: drive. A specific example is the trouble i'm having with R ...
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VM engine that reuses installed OS

I am running a tripple-booting MacBook Pro. It boots between Ubuntu, Mac and Win7 (likely going to drop Win10 on it asap). Now I would like to do tasks in my Mac, my primary OS, while pulling updates ...
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Windows batch file deletes and recopies files WAY too fast - should take 15+ seconds, takes < 1 second. Why?

I wrote a script that checks to see if a folder exists, and if so, empties it. it then waits 5 seconds, then proceeds to recopy new (or maybe the same) files back into the folder. When the folders ...
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Prevent full screen applications from minimizing when they lose focus?

I'm playing some Steam games on fullscreen, but they only use one monitor. If I try to use my browser on my second monitor, the game minimizes. Is it possible to prevent a full=screen application ...
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What does “Locale ID” mean in Windows 7 error reports?

I have come across a "Problem Signature", as follows, which contains a "Locale ID". What does it mean? Problem signature: Problem Event Name: PowerShell NameOfExe: powershell.exe ...
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How to change audio port types on Realtek ALC892

I'm running Realtek HD Audio Manager ALC892 v6.0.1.7525. I want the Rear Speaker Out (black) to be treated as Front Speaker Out (green). There are examples on the internet showing to how do this ...
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Why am I getting error C1900101 when I try to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 and I am attempting to upgrade to Windows 10. This is the error message I get when I view the log: Installation status: Failed Error details: Code C1900101 ...
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Memory Leak from Tags (Poolmon) FSTB and/or SCDG

I have a huge memory Leak (2GB+) happening from the first second I turn on the PC (Windows 7, 6GB RAM). Poolmon points to two tags (the same amount of memory, however sometimes its the first and ...
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Card reader making a loud beeping sound on Windows 7 machine

I have a laptop with a card reader. Runs Windows 7. When I lock my laptop using Windows+L , and if there is still a card present/inserted in the Card reader, the Laptop sounds 3 loud beeps as it goes ...
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Can't launch get windows 10 app

I have Windows ProfessionalN and 3 days ago I decided to make a fromat. I had had my Windows 10 reserved before I reinstalled my system. I know there were plenty of similar threads like this, but I've ...
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Getting Windows 10 from “Non Genuine” Windows 7 Gateway

My SO bought a computer from Gateway which originally came with a copy of Windows 7 installed. She did not keep the OEM install disk when she received the desktop. After her OS crashed, I ...
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PC: System32 folder ownership issue. Not Booting

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit.. My laptop is Dell Inspiron N5010. The problem is i played with system32 folder. first i have an admin account in my pc then I created a new user on my PC with ...
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Update failed, how to restart it?

As you can see in the screenshot below, the update has failed. Windows 10 update is now not downloading. How can I restart this failed update?
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Computer slowed down - no virus/fragmentation issues I can see

OK, here's an obvious question which typically gets the "fragmented drive and/or virus and/or too many programs running" answer. The thing is, I'm not a dummy (I'm a software engineer, although not ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - Not Downloading?

I "reserved" weeks ago, and so far as far as I can tell I have not seen any unusual network activity. I assume it is not DLed yet, as I have not gotten a "upgrade now" prompt. Currently, I have 0 ...
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Windows 10 upgrade after formatting

I have a laptop with Windows 7 : Home edition, 64 bits. SP1. The windows update were done and I upgraded to Windows 10. No problem. But I wanted to reformat my computer and though it was a ...
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Suddenly, dragging a window only shows a black rectangle, not the whole content anymore

In Windows, I suddenly see a black-bordered transparent rectangle, instead of the full contents of the window, when I drag it. I probably hit some magic key (wonder which one) that turned full-window ...
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My Windows 7 Install Has Lost Its Default “double click to open file” Behavior

Something in my Win7 Pro SP1 installation has changed recently. It used to be that when you mouse over a file name in Windows Explorer nothing happened. Single click selected, double click opened. ...
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Printing “£” on a Star TSP100 usb printer

I am using TSp100 USB printer but every time I try to print a British Pound sign (£) I get a funny ß character printed on the receipt instead when using the Star TSB100 USB Printer. I installed the ...
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Latest amd HD audio device driver doesn't work in windows 7 64bit

I have amd radeon HD 6900 graphics card. I updated the drivers via catalyst setup and then I had no sound. My pc is connected to my tv/monitor via hdmi cable. I have tried restarting, sleeping, ...
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Delay explorer on start up

I have an issue where an employee's computer does not have their "My Doc's" on startup. After going through various testing I have determined that the issue is residing with the explorer shell loading ...
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How to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 from free upgrade?

Is there a way to get a product key for a clean install of Windows 10 Pro? I have tried using various product key finders (Magical Jellybean KeyFinder, NirSoft ProduKey, KeyFinder Thing) to extract ...
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Restoring previous internal wifi interface ID in Windows 7

At some point (most likely due to an upgrade or something) the Windows 7 on my laptop has decided that the wifi interface is not the same one as it was before. All configured wifi networks have ...
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What´s the correct order of driver installation for Notebook 5750-6464?

I was installing the drivers for the notebook Acer 5750-6464 and Windows Professional 64-bits, and I need to know the correct order of driver installation for it.
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Unable to block a website through System32/drivers/etc/hosts

I am trying to block social media and news websites on my local machine (Windows 7). I added the below lines into my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.thatstamil.com 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com In ...
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Installing windows through Microsoft Windows Startup Menu

A friend gave me PC with installed Windows XP on it, but he asked me to install the Windows 7 Ultimate x86 he bought. However, when I boot it, it shows "Microsoft Windows Startup Menu" and prompts me ...
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Here is title in diffrent row & data is also in alterante row like title. How can bring in this format [on hold]

From Material Description Modifier Item Sche Change Description 2710200 MB50-001 MASTERBATCH,KG,25KG-BAG PPATEL3 10 1 Schedule line date has been changed ...
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Windows system CPU usage stays at 100%

I use Windows 7, system has been working fine except that lately its has become relatively slow. I opened tasked manager and noticed the CPU usage stays on 100% even when the only opened application ...