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windows 7 home premium reinstallation problems

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%

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 ...
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My TV keeps saying invalid format

I connected my PC to my 40" LG TV and the starting screen came up but when it gets to the screen with the icons on the side it goes black and says invalid format.
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The keyboard and mouse both stop working at the same time

I am helping somebody with this issue, which is a very odd issue. Her keyboard and mouse will both stop working at random times, there is no pattern to it, just complete random. I can connect to her ...
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Trackpad not fully functioning after resume from sleep (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7 x64 on a 2012 MacBook Pro via Boot Camp. Often, when Windows resumes from sleep, the trackpad does not function fully. Move and single click work, but two-finger click and ...
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How to know if an SDcard is about to fail?

I have an SDcard that is still working fine for about 8 years now. I am using it for an DSLR camera. I am quite paranoid that it will soon stop working while taking photos of an important event. Are ...
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lenovo g570 failing to view bios using external monitor

I broke the screen of my lenovo g579 laptop. have been using it with an external monitor but it only displays when it gets to window. now I want to access the bios. please assist
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When I double click a .txt file, I want Windows-7 to open it with my Visual Studio 2015

On my Windows 7 Pro computer, when I double click .txt files, I want Visual Studio 2015 to open them, so I can edit with Visual Studio. Also, VS does a better job of 'untangling' cr/lf formatting ...
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How to get Windows 7 ready to move to new hardware [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the driver state of Windows 7 ready to move into new hardware: 1) Without user profiles/folders getting deleted. 2) Without spending days per system making an image When I move ...
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is there any way I can access my remote LAN using teamviewer VPN?

Or any other VPN. The thing is Remote host (Windows 10 Professional): Remote LAN interface om some local subnet (i.e. 10.7.0.X). Remote VPN interface on some other subnet (i.e. 7.X.X.X). My host ...
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OpenMediaVault Share not accessible when OMV account name equals Windows username

I have a couple of SMB shares set up with OpenMediaVault: Public, runs fine Private, with username "Private" runs also fine Dani with omv username "Dani" and Windows username "Dani" can be accessed ...
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purchase a laptop to recycle windows product key

I need to activate Windows 7 ultimate x64 on my workingstation and I have to buy a product key. I'm considering opting for a solution with a greater value for money: purchasing a cheap used laptop ...
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How can I find out the COM number of a serial device?

today I had to configure an Ethernet Switch (AT-8000GS/48) via serial console to turn on stacking mode and so on. I used a RJ45 to Serial-9-Pin to USB adaptor. First, I tried to use PuTTY under ...
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Should Windows 7 transition Sleep => Hibernating if battery drops below critical?

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 x64 via Boot Camp. I recently lost work because, on receiving a low battery warning (at 10%), I closed the lid to put the laptop to sleep, but then forgot to ...
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Windows restores old home directory on each login

My main desktop is a Windows 7 Enterprise machine which is bound to a corporate Windows domain. My official user account is stored in the corporate domain / active directory. I can use any computer in ...
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Sfc scannow without Windows 7 CD

Does anyone know a way to repair Windows 7 using sfc /scannow without Windows 7 DVD? I know that people used to overcome this on XP by changing the path used by sfc tool to i386 folder on C: drive (if ...
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Does Windows log its tasks and events?

There is a computer in my network at work of which the settings somehow have changed. Either someone changed something or it changed by itself. Is there any log or event manager to have a look at what ...
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RDP logout using bat file

Using Windows 7. When I RDP to a PC I'd like to be able to logout of the session without the screen reverting to a Ctrl+Alt+Del Login screen. The PC's in question are kiosks running Chrome in full ...
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Is it really possible to completely deactivate the desktop via the registry?

I've heard that there is the possibility to remove the taskbar and desktop (making both invisible) via a registry entry. As I didn't find anything there I'm wondering if this is true and if so which ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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Is there a cloudLESS method to sync your files using your phone [on hold]

Is there a way to sync all your files from phone to PC and vice versa using an app? if so could you please tell me which app does this for us? Thanks :)
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Odd Windows 10 Upgrade Path

Looking to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in a roundabout way. Can you guys let me know if my thinking here is correct? What I have: Macbook Pro (nothing but OS X on it right now) Windows 7 ...
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how do I make tiny7 from windows7 [on hold]

I have windows7, a legal license, I would like to make something like tiny7, for my own use. When I look for tutorials on that, I get a whole bunch of tiny7 users complaints about broken systems. I ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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Mouse will randomly turn of for 5-10 seconds

So I have a Red Dragon Elite Perdition 16400 DPI mouse and it will occasionally turn off for 5-10 seconds and cause the system to lag for a bit. I managed to slow this significantly by reinstalling ...