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Sleeping the host system while running a VM on VirtualBox

I've been using VirtualBox for a while now, and have always assumed that it must be unsafe, for the VM, to put the host system into sleep or hibernate while said VM is running. However, after learning ...
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Windows 7 - when running old games, rundll32 is started for the first time

When I try to run some old games (specifically Diablo 2 now), when I double click the game icon, nothing happens, except for a Rundll32.exe starts under my current user, which consumes one of my CPU. ...
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Use Windows file explorer (file manager) of Win8 in Win7

Is it possible in a Windows 7 OS to somehow install the official file explorer of Windows 8 OS?
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Clean windows 7 install destroyed from Visual Studio 2013 install, what is this from?

I started a parallel computing class a few days ago and learned that we would be doing CUDA development. Being the nerd I am I went out and bought a brand new 750Ti to run my programs on so that I ...
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How do I stop windows 7 from looking for network printers when I am disconnected from network?

When I boot my computer away from work I keep getting error message popups that say "Connecting to XYZPrinter on ABCfile01" then a second window pops with a red circle and an X in it saying "Connect ...
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open urls from a file in newtabs in firefox with delay

I'm using windows 7 and im trying to write a batch script or javascript that opens urls from a file each in a new tab with a sleep of 5 or so seconds, the file is 150,000 lines long and there is one ...
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Is there a Linux distro that can coexist with Windows 7 in dual boot configuration? [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in a dual boot configuration. I have my original Windows 7 installation on my C: drive and the new Ubuntu 14.04 installation in a partition on my d: drive. Grub shows ...
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Grub: can't enter Windows 7

I want to install ubuntu using easyBCD and ubuntu ISO file, after some configuration, I set the default boot to Grub instead of windows7. But I forgot to run command sudo umount –l /isodevice to ...
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my space bar lags behind my typing speed

When typing my space bar lags behind. When I look up I have a string of words together with no spaces between them. It does not matter what application I am using. It is happening as I type this, it ...
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sync a folder to google drive without making another copy of it on computer?

I have around 50 gig of music residing on my non-windows partition which I want to sync to google drive but there's not enough space on my windows drive. I do not wish to move my music or make another ...
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intel rapid start technology automatically changes to manual startup type in services

i just did a clean install of windows on my laptop and installed all the drivers including IRST(Intel Rapid Start Technology)... whenever i restart my laptop.. or leave it running for a few minutes ...
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How to get Double Click in notepad in Windows 8 to select the entire word / line of text and not stop at symbols such as -,+,% etc

In Windows XP, when one double clicks on a word, the entire word is selected. This is also true for words with dashes as well as urls that have dashes or other characters. For example: ...
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Unable to change resolution for Projector in windows 7

I have a laptop having Windows 7 Professional. At home, I connected to an LG Monitor and it automatically detected the native resolution and worked. Then, I connected to a Dell Monitor and it ...
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Removing “Show images”

I am using IBM Lotus Noted and I need very frequently to click on "Show images" to get images downloaded. Any possibility to make this selection as default? So, images are downloaded automatically ...
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Is it possible to connect multiple output screens to single machine

Suppose i have four screens A,B,C,D connected to single machine. I need to play different video to each screen which control and coordinated by application running on single machine. Problems i am ...
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Docking tabs in Chrome (windows), Is it gone

There was a feature in Chrome (at least on windows) documented here. For example: If you use Windows and you want to quickly resize your browser window, drag the window or tab to pre-defined ...
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Upgrading windows, finding the proper SATA drivers for the windows

I am trying to reinstall windows and have an error from both a USB bootable .iso and a install CD stating that I need the SATA drivers to continue. I cannot seem to find the proper driver or how I ...
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I stupidly moved AppData, now I can't put the files back (Win 7)

I was trying to move the AppData folder (or at least Roaming) off of my SSD so I could make a symbolic link, but I couldn't move everything due to some of the files being in use. After a restart, I ...
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Windows 7 Starter Edition Cannot Click Icons in Taskbar (Acer Laptop)

The taskbar shows up on the bottom of the screen as usual, and the icons for (in this case) Firefox, Excel, and Wordpad show up there, but I can't switch between programs by clicking the icons. ...
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Reinstalling windows on a multi-drive system, what to do with the data drive?

I need to wipe my Windows install by performing a clean installation. I have two drives: C: F: I have a lot of stuff on the F: drive. If I'm thinking right, can I just unplug the F: drive from ...
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Windows Update Error 80246002 on 2 newly rebuilt computers [on hold]

I have two machines that I've loaded with Windows 7 SP1 32bit (HP DV9000 and DELL XPS One) in the last 2 days. Both of them eventually got to a point trying to update KB2912390 plus 8 other updates ...
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How do I register an event log so that psloglist can access it?

This post is about the new sysmon tool from Sysinternals/Microsoft and the event log as relates to psloglist.exe, also from Sysinternals/Microsoft I'd like to query the sysmon windows event log: ...
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Laptop CPU Upgrade BSOD's safe mode

I recently upgraded my HP ProBook 4530s CPU from an i3 2350M to an i7 2670QM and I had an original problem that my computer would freeze on startup when trying to load windows 7 professional 64bit. ...
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Trouble connecting my WN1000 RP WIFI Boster [on hold]

I have a NetGear WN1000RP wireless Extender and I am having trouble getting to its initial configuration page.
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NVidia GeForce GTS250 driver issue

Recently at a lan party, I used a GeForce GTx560 for which I installed Nvidia's 340.52 driver which worked perfectly fine. At the time I was still using a 32-bit version of Windows. I have since been ...
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Unable to defragment win7 laptop

I have a Windows 7 laptop that I have been unable to defragment for the last several months. When I try to invoke the defragmenter from the command line it says "The dirty bit is set on this volume". ...
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What I have to do to convert pst to eml? [on hold]

My pst file is corrupted. I’ve got no backup and I can’t recover it with scan pst. My friend said that I should convert my pst to eml. But he and I don’t know how to do that. So I need your help. ...
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Setting up swan DVR mobile

I need help setting up my swan DVR, specifically connecting it to my router. The main issue is in the network setup, it asks for a media port (default 09000) and a web port (default 00080). I'm not ...
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Network credentials

Access is granted to the other user "Bob" in AD. The share "Sleighs" is accessible through Bob's group membership. When I log on to my computer with Bob's credentials, I can map Sleighs to a network ...
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Why Beaglebone is not recognized by Windows 7?

I'd like to use a Beaglebone (white, rev A6) with Windows 7. I have downloaded the 64 bit driver from Beaglebone website. I also have the latest FTDI driver. For some reason Windows 7 still not ...
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Can I change the window lock screen “reset password” application?

If you use Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Self Service Password Reset, there is a reset password link on your windows 7 lock screen that opens the FIM password reset application: Is it possible ...
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Why PPPoE Connection fails with error 691 - ADSL2+ Modem

On Windows 7, an ADSL2+ modem is used to connect to my ISP using a PPPoE connection. 1-Username and password are correct. 2-The modem is configured to accept bridge connection with my ISP VPI VCI ...
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Does the “Windows Live” email reader on windows 7 work with Outlook.com

My mother in law uses the “Windows Live” email reader on her windows 7 laptop, but as she is changing ISPs we need to setup a new email account for her. Rather than setting the account up with her ...
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cmd.exe does not show up when it is from AIR(AS3) invoked

When I use AIR to invoke cmd.exe, it doesn't show up, but it appears in Task-Manager. When I pass parameter to cmd.exe, it doesn't react. The code has no problem when invoking notepad.exe or ...
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2400 MHz RAM running at 1200MHz? [duplicate]

I recently built my own gaming/ daily use rig check it out here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/arvan08/saved/YjNxFT You can see that the Kingston 2400 MHz is fully compatible with the ASUS Z97-K ...
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Windows 8.1 restore permissions User Directory

My laptop broke last week. I removed the hard drive and connected it with a sata to usb cable in another pc with Win7 to copy some files. When I tried to access my Home directory Win7 complained ...
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Monitor enters standby mode on windows 7 startup screen - functions normally in safe mode

Recently when I try to boot my desktop PC I see the BIOS post tests then the Windows Is Starting screen and then my monitor shows 'no video input' error message and goes to standby mode. The Monitor ...
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Windows 7 Firewall blocks incoming connection even though there is an “allow” rule

I'm running a (.net WCF) HTTP Service on 0.0.0.0:60001 and a remote client - on the same network - can't connect. Looking at the windows event log, i can see two related events: Event ID 5152, The ...
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list in different languages on my dvd rw drive what is it

on my dvd rw drive [d:] f there is a list in different languages what are they and should they be there, their date of entry is incorrect eg 29/05/2009 this lap top was not manufactured till 2013 ...
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Creating a shell script to compress files using Cygwin

I've got a minor project wherein I'm to create a few shell scripts in Windows and run them through Cygwin for Linux files. At least that's how it was described to me. Any suggestions would be great.
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Why is the output of this zip file automatically encrypted?

I just downloaded a zip file and extracted it using Windows 7's built-in zip extraction (right-click on zip file --> "Extract All..."). Somehow it resulted in folders that are automatically encrypted ...
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Huge amount of “amd64_” files in winsxs 8.93GB, what are they?

I have a huge amount of folders under my "C:/Windows/winsxs" folder that all start with amd64_. They have sub headings ranging from "wpf" to "security" even to "netflix". The entire size of the files ...
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Streaming through WLAN doesn't exceed 1.2MB/s

Transfering files is slow even after I disabled RDC compression and Windows 7 autotuning. Link speed is 54Mb/s.
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Dual monitors with VGA and HDMI on Intel HD Graphics 4600 with correct screen resolution (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7. My computer has an Intel HD Graphics 4600 with the latest drivers. I am trying to run dual monitors with two Asus VS228 monitors. The ideal resolution for this is 1920x1080. ...
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I have windows 7 installed in my laptop. I am unable to view hidden “.vb” files

I have windows 7 64 bit installed on my laptop. I Recently took a backup of my data in cloud(http://www.wdc.com/) which had some ".vb" files. Now after formatting my laptop and copy ing the files and ...
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How to activate Windows 7 with BIOS license

I got a new DELL Latitude E6440 laptop, and after finding what I thought was the licence key I habitually reinstalled it using a vanilla Windows 7 disc in order to get rid of bloatware. The ...
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Is there a GUI tool to convert a Windows path to Unix path, preferably taking into account drive mapping? [on hold]

I'd like a small Windows GUI tool, Explorer plug-in or something similar to convert a Windows path to a Unix path, preferably expanding the drive letter if the Windows path contains a drive that is in ...
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How can I define the first label I want to display in a chart's axis?

I have a chart: I would like to change the X axis so that the first label is 201, not 1. How can I define the first label I want to display in a chart's axis? I went through the format axis menu, ...
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Windows 7 Printer driver not installed

Im running windows 7 32 bit, trying to install a driver and i get an error saying " Printer driver was not installed. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000001e).
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Data error cyclic redundancy check ssd

Windows 7 doesn't recognize my SSD drive. When I go to disk management, it shows a message to initialize it (image no.1) but when I press OK to do that, one another message appears and says: Data ...