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Windows 7 64bit iso cant install in vitual box pops up “select driver to install”.why?

all three above points are matched with my machine....the problem is that after I boot win7 32bit and 64bit(dual) iso from vitual box(followed all the required step to make a vitual disk in Virtual ...
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“425 Can't open data connection” only from some clients

I have several computers(all with windows 7) on the same network(same router). on one of them I installed Filezilla server. using Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc. I am able to connect and upload to the ...
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How to configure Windows 7 in live mode (readonly C:) like Linux

I usually create headless box with a raw Debian and AUFS file system to set the CF card in read-only mode. All is load in RAM and not change append on CF card. So i can safely shutdown the box by ...
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Grub Rescue Madness after deleting Elementary OS partition

I had elementary OS and Windows 7 installed. In Windows 7 i deleted the elementary OS Partition. After rebooting i got this: error: file not found. grub rescue> So I searched the internet and ...
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Shortcut key to open Current Wireless Network STATUS dialog window on Windows 7 & 10

I want to get to this Wireless Connection Status Window with only a keyboard shortcut as I need this often. Perhaps Windows already built this in but I don't know about it OR perhaps we can build a ...
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Cannot reduce size of recent items folder in Windows 7

The folder ..\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent Items has grown to over 100GB and is causing major delays when I log in through the network. I have tried clear the recent items folder in ...
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Determine if service center can access my files by bypassing admin privileges

I had to send my laptop at the repair centre for some issues it was having. It is known before-hand that it will need to be dis-assembled. I have an administrator account and a guest account. I asked ...
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Downloaded installer won't run in Windows 7

This is a common problem I've had on multiple computers in the past. Currently it is happening often on one computer at work. I'll download an installer for a program from the web (typically using ...
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is there a way to turn windows 7 pc into a wifi hotspot with no software?

i want to share my internet connection or a special wireless network between devices so this is my goal with no extra software. i've been searching for so long but i still have not founded what i'm ...
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“Your upgrade to Windows 10 is ready” How to cancel it?

I agreed to download Windows 10 and now it is downloaded and ready. I want to be able to control when it installs, possibly weeks from now. I'm currently on Windows 7. I have been prompted with an ...
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Debugging my Android phone through ADB gets me: < was unexpected at this time

I want to send commands to my Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G through Android Debug Bridge, but every time I write a command such as: adb -s<3729749> <reboot-bootloader> I get a response: < ...
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Lenovo Couldnt complete updates undoing changes don't turn off your computer

Cannot move from this screen just hanging. Can turn off on the power button although when turned back in again it's the same message. How do I restart my computer and reset?
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How to disable the “Meet the Dropbox badge” dialog?

Lately, a dropbox dialogbox that says "Meet the Dropbox badge" pops up randomly when I move my mouse towards the right side of the screen. The dialog box looks like this: It's kind of disturbing, ...
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Multiple Monitor Set up

I'm running a machine with 6 monitors but for some reason I can't get the settings to hold. I'm running them in a stacked 3 wide but when I put the ones that are on top the revert back after I hit ...
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What happens to files in the Recycle Bin when I delete my account?

There were two accounts on my Windows 7 computer, UserA and UserB. I had files in the Recycle Bin of UserB, then I deleted that account while logged in as UserA. What happened to the files in UserB's ...
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My SSD drives have a very slow write speed (800MB read / 5MB write!)

I've done a lot of digging to try and figure out why I am experiencing slow write speeds to my SSD drives. They’re model number is: PNY XLR8 SSD9SC240GMDA-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State ...
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Object pushed to back upon export to PFD in Adobe Illustrator

I inserted a vector graphic in my Adobe Illustrator document: Then I exported the Adobe Illustrator document to PDF, and opened the exported PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, where I saw that the vector ...
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Why is Bluetooth Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) functioning slowly on one machine but fine on another?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit and the bluetooth dongle which I use to connect to the Internet via Bluetooth PAN (Personal Area Network) is only functioning at 12% of what it should be according ...
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USB thumb drive appears in Manager, but not in Windows

I have a cheapo 32 GB thumb drive I'm trying to use to move some data between machines. When I plug it in I can see it add the drivers, but that's it, it doesn't mount. Opening Device Manager, I can ...
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Password for Windows in language which is not available

My Password to enter Windows is in Greek, but in the logon Screen the Greek language is not supported. The same thing happened with another person in the (Forum), but the answers cannot help me... ...
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Install Windows on separate drive WITHOUT dual boot

I have 2 physical drives drive 1 and drive 2. My drive 1 already has a Windows 8 installed, and I want to insall a Windows 7 on my drive 2 I first tried to boot from a USB stick and tried to install ...
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Windows 7 display is blurry/distorted after each reboot until the resolution is toggled

Dell Optiplex 3020 / Windows 7 64-bit / Intel HD 4400 Graphics / Dell 2405FPW Monitor Running at native 1920x1200 60Hz resolution using a VGA cable After starting up the display is blurry and the ...
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Which registry keys are impacted with Xerox Printer driver installation?

I am implementing a driver deployment with Samba. Every possible model of printer found an easy solution, except for Xerox Workcenter. After browsing the Internet, I found that Xerox printer ...
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Laptop doesn't detect specific wifi network

I was using Windows 8 when I encountered this problem. My laptop's WiFi detects all WiFi networks but does not detect my office's WiFi. I am in range and my phone and colleague's laptops are ...
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Can I have favourite pages?

I regulary use specifially pages in OneNote. They are organized in different notebooks so I have to click twice or three times to open this site - finding the right. Is it possible to link these ...
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Avecto Privilege Guard - How to run from command line?

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise PG is run via right clicking Windows Explorer when an executable is selected and selcting the Privilege Guard menu item. Is there anyway to wrap this into a script\batch ...
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Change very short mouse over popup display duration in Windows 10

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 and have noticed that when I mouse over icons (like the ones next to Hot Network Questions in the sidebar on this page) on websites viewed in IE 11 and Edge, the ...
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Hidden, unowned and undeletable file

I have a nasty little file on my desktop that doesn't show up in the Explorer; only in the CLI. It seems that it's not owned by any account and is not deletable as seen here: and this is what ...
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Java installation disappearing on Windows 7

I have installed jre version 1.8.0_51 on a 64-bit Windows 7. Some time after the installation I could not run java programs anymore, seemingly because the installation dissapeared. If I run "java ...
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TeamViewer 10 “failed to update teamviewer service properties”

Whenever I restart my computer (Windows 7 Ultimate x64), after logging in a small TeamViewer (10) error box appears with the text. "failed to update teamviewer service properties". It has a single ...
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Windows 7 will not install

Last weekend I was having black screens and I figured I was due for a reinstall anyway. The install starts normally and at every attempt at 50% I get this error: Windows cannot install required ...
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Why isn't my computer turning on past boot screen?

I have an old server computer from 2005 that still has a lot of potential in my opinion. I acquired it from my dad’s old storage unit. It was running well for about a month and then one day—in the ...
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Speeding up USB 3.0 on my machine, Vantec USB3.1 to PCI card is slower than MOBO ports?

So I read an article on Tom's Hardware after I was tired of waiting for some backups to complete faster. Admittedly I did not understand parts of the article but what I took away from it is that I ...
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Computer doesn't use more than 4 of my 8GB of RAM…? (64-bit computer) [duplicate]

Recently, to future-proof my computer, I've added on top of my original 4GB of memory. I brought the total memory to 8GB, and I've got no noticeable change in speed-- even when it should. I went to ...
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Sending a file to Janome 10001 - failure to initialize communication port msg

I have a Janome 10001, Customizer 10,000Plus, Embird 2010, on a Windows7 32bit computer with Microsoft Word 2007. When attempting to send a design to the sewing machine I receive a Failed to ...
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Windows Updates Install Over and Over

Edit: I'm noticing updates for products that don't exist on my system. Take KB2553322. That's for InfoPath, but it's not on my system. I recently noticed Office 2010 SP2 was failing to install. It ...
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Largest Bytes Cached by ReadyBoost in Practice by Windows 7?

What's the largest bytes cached by ReadyBoost that someone can expect with a Windows 7 laptop with 8GB of RAM? I adding a Class 10, 16GB SD Card, primarily for ReadyBoost, and I haven't seen the ...
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Windows 7 Update Error: 80070057

I just upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista (32-bit) to Windows 7 (64-bit). After installing, it performed a critical update and successfully installed 4 of them. It then recognized that there were ...
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Power Charging icon is missing from Windows Taskbar

On my new business laptop which is running Windows 7, the battery charge icon in Windows Taskbar goes away after each Windows restart. To return it, I only need to go to "Device Manager" and press ...
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Saving iTunes updates to secondary drive

I have installed the latest version of iTunes on my secondary drive (the application file is located at E:\Program Files\iTunes). However, when I try to update iTunes or back up my iPhone, it uses ...
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When was Samsung rv420 laptop released?

I'm triying to figure out how "old" is the Samsung rv420 computer model. I bought it around 3 years ago, in fact around april 2012 (maybe a month later or sooner), in fact windows installation is ...
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Windows 7 permissions are set but access is denied

This is my Administrators group, I have two users on the computer in the group but only 1 of them has access to a file. The one that has access is the creator of the file (owner). I have a file, ...
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Windows 10 Activation after clean install OEM

I had a pc with a legal version of Windows 7 Pro installed. As soon as the pop-up for the free upgrade to Windows 10 came I tried to upgrade. However, my pc kept crashing in the process. After 7 ...
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My laptop changes brightness by itself

My Toshiba laptop was bought back in 2012. It works perfectly fine until a while ago, when it started to change brightness by itself. I'm sure it was not the power plan because it happens even when ...
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Strange keyboard settings on Lenovo X1 Carbon

My colleague and I we both got the same Lenovo X1 Carbon, installed Windows 7 from the same ISO image and used the Lenovo System Update tool in order to obtain all required drivers and tools for our ...
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ubuntu 14.04.3 will not boot as partition with winsows 7

I have been trying for 2 weeks to install a partition with ubuntu and windows 7. I have a separate 256GB hdd that has windows 7 installed on it. I shrink that and unalloctate 56GB for ubuntu. As I do ...
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Log time spent between switch a Windows on and off

I want to log the time I spend between switching my PC on and when I switch it off; like have a text file updated with records of each time I switch my PC in the morning and switch it off at the ...
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Why windows cannot show image file dimensions with size more than 4Gigabytes?

When we click on image files, Windows shows its dimensions at the bottom of the window. When file size is more than 4 GB, then Windows cannot show the dimensions. Why is this? How can I get it to ...
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How can i make entire windows Translucent on Windows 7

When I am on Linux I am able to make windows partially transparent by using Compiz. I do this so that I can reduce the glare from the screen which hurt my eyes and causes headaches at times. I would ...
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Windows 7 takes 15 min before even downloading WIndows Updates

Every time I go to install updates--regardless of whether it's a single 2KB update or a dozen 300MB updates, the screen sticks at the "Please wait while windows..." for a good 15 minutes before it ...