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Laptop crashes on startup

I own a Acer Aspire 5737z; the problem exhibits with a normal Windows login and also in a safe mode login. What happens is basically, after logging into Windows my laptop has crashed to a black ...
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Batch file unable to edit the HOSTS file

I have a host edit that I need to deploy for a department. Rather than add that to their current image I was planning to add that as a post deployment script. I cast about looking for a script to edit ...
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If I install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit System will this affect driver installations?

The reason I am asking about this is: I am running a dual boot of Windows 7 and Kali 2.0. Now the windows does not recognize any USB device despite 1 whole week devoted to looking for the drivers ...
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windows 7 pro- import pictures and video wizard does not close after importing images

This is a problem I never had on this computer, until recently when it suddenly started (may have been after a windows update...not sure). After importing the images via USB cable from my camera, ...
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Custom combining mobile data and wifi on windows 7

I have 2 internet sources 3G based Huawei E3533 Dongle (usb) with unlimited bandwidth and speed (Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device ) 4G Huawei router (Wi-Fi) with limited bandwith and ...
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Hard drive has no bad sectors, but has very slow copy in some areas like quicksand

It started with watching movies on the HD and they buffered which makes no sense for local files. I decided to move everything off the drive just in case and it copies at 100Mb/s for hundreds of gigs ...
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Is there a way to limit bandwidth usage on Windows 7?

Often, I tether my Android smartphone to my Windows 7 PC, while travelling. This office PC has many background data-consuming applications (like software update, virus definition downloads, large ...
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Accessing Cabled computers using a laptop on wireless

Setup: I have a wired desktop (windows7) connected to a router and a laptop (windows7) connected via wifi on the same router. Both have internet connection Both can ping the router Both firewalls are ...
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Windows (sleep mode) Screen is dimming but unable to go to sleep

When i'm running windows 7(64 bits) a long time , the computer won't go to sleep when i hit the sleep mode button or the power button (since i'm configuring it that way) When going to sleep , the ...
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Windows 7 - missing PID in services tab, task manager

So, as stated in the title, PID tab is missing from services tab in task manager. I need PID in order to find a windows service, which causes lots of hard page faults in my system. Any way to fix ...
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“Enable context menus and dragging and dropping” is missing from Start Menu Properties

Right context menus are missing when I try to right click on an icon in my start menu, for example if I want to run as administrator. I've found a couple places on the web that suggest that I need to ...
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Windows 7 Jenkins installation with admin rights says insufficient privileges to start services

I tried to install Jenkins on Windows 7 home edition and got the following error. Service 'Jenkins' (Jenkins) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services. I ...
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How can I change the default file window parameters for window 7?

This How can I change the default file presentation for Windows XP applies to XP and the directions and link in the answer are not applicable (Link broken). I would like windows to come up set to ...
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KVM virtual Win 7 instance not genuine

Running kvm, qemu, libvirt... and have six virtual machines, five Linux, one Win 7. All the Linux instances are running perfectly as is the win 7 instance, but... After installing the Win 7 machine we ...
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Clicking anything in Start menu crashes Explorer

Whenever I try clicking a link in Start Menu (both the list of frequently used apps you see when you just open the menu and the All Programs folder) Explorer crashes and restarts. Data that might or ...
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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins access to edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I have ...
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running a program in a subdirectory

Say my current working directory is C:\Users\neubert\Documents\ or something. Let's also say that I have a subdirectory in that directory - subdir - and a file in that subdirectory - filename.exe. ...
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Local group policy for all users

Windows 7, 64bit. I have two simple .bat scripts created, one which runs at logon, the other at logoff. The .bat files are located in C:\bat. Other users have access to this folder. The contents of ...
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Adding a network printer for all users on a single Windows 7 machine

Is there a simple way to make sure that anyone that logs into a single machine will have access to a network printer without going out to download the printer drivers from the print server? I've tried ...
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All users applications on taskbar

I would like to know, is it possible to see all logged user's active applications on task bar at Windows 7? I mean like user X has firefox and chrome ran and user Y got paint ran i switch to user X ...
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Windows 7 - spontaneous wake from sleep

Irregularly, unattended PC wakes up. A typical 'system' event log sequence is below Basically, my question is whether anything can be inferred from this. More specifically, Is the order of ...
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DSIM.exe wont remove files

I need some help cleaning up a winsxs folder that is about 15GB in widows7. I went to this page, hoping that i could use the dsim command to reduce the size of winsxs. instead I get error 87, "remove ...
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Can't start Ubuntu VM's on VirtualBox 5.0.14

I've been trying to spin up Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14.04.3) VM's on VirtualBox installed on my Windows 7 laptop. For reference, I tried running an older Ubuntu VM (with Spark installed, that worked ...
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windows 7 home premium reinstallation problems [duplicate]

My dell Studio 1749 is over 6 years old and has never given any problems.I need to reinstall windows becasue a few weeks ago after doing updates from windows it started telling me my copy of windows ...
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Windows 7 update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% [duplicate]

I have tried the answers in this question Windows update doesn't progress beyond 0 KB 0% I have all ready installed the Update kb3102810, Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU ...
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Macromedia Projector has stopped working

I have HP Scanjet Pro 3000 S2 Scanner. and when I insert the CD for installing it's software it says 'Macromedia Projector has stopped working' and doesn't install the software. Any Idea how can I ...
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WDS Adding Boot Image and Install Image with no Installation Disk

I am working through a lab dealing with Windows Deployment Service in Windows Server 2012. In order to progress I need to add an Install image and a Boot Image. All documentation I can find, including ...
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Windows 7 registry: checking for auditing.

I was wondering if there was a method to check if a registry (or keys) are being audited, specifically via a group policy. I'm already aware of WMI keeping track of object read, edit, and delete ...
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Win 7 HomeGroup frequently ask for “Network Password”

I have setup a Win7 PC as a local server called "HomeServer" and have set all other Win7 PCs join homegroup on "HomeServer" PC. Then, I have all the file sharing on that "HomeServer" PC. This kind of ...
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Dual Booting Windows and SID Issues

Installed a new instance of Win10 on a newly acquired SSD. I want to have the option of still using the existing Win7 instance. Path to how I got to where I am today. Factory installed Win7, used ...
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My graphics card is recognized by my computer but I don't know if it's working or not?

To be more specific. I want to know if my graphics card is being used or has an error. I'm new to gpu's and I don't really have a full understanding of building or how the GPU works. I have a ...
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DNS server (bind9 on Debian) problems with Windows 7

I have made a home server in my house (for downloads, get arduino readings and stuff like that) I want to access this server with a domain (Ej, mylocaldomain.com) to do that I have configured a bind9 ...
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Trying to make Tomcat 7 work on a machine locally, with no network connection

What I'm trying to do is run Tomcat on a machine, and to use it locally. The machine will not have a network connection, no network adapter. When I try to navigate to localhost or 127.0.0.1 I just ...
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how to remove “read only” attribute from folder in windows 7 [duplicate]

I checked one folder as "read only" in Windows 7. In few weeks I reinstalled OS to the same Windows 7. But now all files in that folder and that folder are inaccessible for use. For now folder has ...
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Assign a specific task to a specific keyboard key on Windows

I doubt this is not possible at all, but thought of giving it a try and asking here. My wife does translation, so she has a video player (Media Player Classic) open all the time and two Word ...
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'Help' doesn't work after I upgraded XP to windows 7 [on hold]

The followings happened when I clicked download of Windows6.1-KB917607-x64.msu Do you know why? This page can’t be displayed • Make sure the web address https://download.microsoft.com is correct. • ...
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How to share folder in LAN without asking password?

Sorry for trivial question, but I faced the problem file sharing folder in windows 7 in LAN. I've created folder in system drive e.g. where is system is installed, that's to say created DUMP folder ...
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Where has Notepad++ hidden my file?

I have spent all day making notes on the planning of a two week task. As I came to the end of the day I couldn't save the file over to a Network Drive, so I closed Notepad++ and re-opened using ...
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Cannot Amend Boot Order

I have a HP DC7800 running Windows 7 SP1 and when I restart I am shown a screen with Attempting Boot from USB device and an error with "no such partition", followed by Entering rescue mode and then ...
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How can I boot into Ubuntu where grub was removed?

Here's my situation: I installed Ubuntu on my work laptop on a partition before IT implemented whole hard drive encryption via bitlocker. I had to do some quick work when IT announced they were ...
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Get Win7 backup settings without changing settings

I want to see what my current Win7 backup directory settings are. The only way I have found to get to them is by going through the Win7 backup wizard. This last time I stepped through the wizard, ...
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Computer goes to blue screen everytime i try to transfer a file over wifi?

My pc goes to this screen as seen below. I am trying to transfer songs folder from my pc which is of 10.5 GB size to my SD card in my mobile with android 4.4.2 installed. I am using the android app ...
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Dell Vostro 3700 has blank screen while booting

Upon start up I hear the normal fans and things running, but the screen is blank. I've removed and reinstalled drivers, did the FN/start, tried tapping F2, push start for 30 sec, removed and ...
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System/Console Beep delayed after (re)booting the system

I have a specific system where, whenenver I try to generate a Beep after a system reboot, it takes between 5 and 20 seconds for the first beep comes through. The System I see this behavior in is an ...
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Disable com port until login

Using Windows 7 (64bit). I have an RFID Pad connected to my PC via USB. My issue is that whenever the RFID pad is connected and I start the PC, I get a blue screen of death just after the 'Starting ...
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Run dialog “run as admin” option

Is this a Windows 7 feature? Is there any way I can start whatever I type there as admin always if I have UAC on? I don't want to have to configure every app that I want to start as admin, or use ...
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Store custom text in windows registry is a good idea?

I made a Windows image (with sysprep), and probably I will do changes on it and rebuild it, so I will have some computers with and old version of my image and other with a newer version... I may need ...
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Which driver causes the BSOD Driver Power State Failure?

I get a BSOD with DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE on my Dell laptop running Windows 7 SP1. It got replaced once, but that one has the same error. The BSOD occurs only when it tries to awake from energy ...
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Can You Remove KB Updates to Client Machines from SCCM 2012 Push

In our enterprise environment we have the machines that get the typical push updates via SCCM 2012. Among these are the usual Windows KB updates. However, on one machine in Software Center, there are ...
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Stop permissions inheritance of all subfolders in Windows 7

This is in Windows 7. I have several high level folders. Each high level folder has a whole bunch of subfolders. I need to assign one group to be "read only" to the high level folders, but "read and ...