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Switch between desktops in windows 7 when we pin many programs to taskbar

When we pin many programs to the taskbar another desktop window is added which we can switch between them as you can see in the picture: my question is how we can add them (without pinning the ...
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Monitor LG 23MP65 getting 1" black borders

I connected my monitor LG 23MP65 through HDMI to GeForce 8400GS and its getting 1" black borders. I also tried to alter scaling mode all available options and had no success.
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customize tabs in different colour to distinguish between multipls dos windows

in windows I have multiple dos prompts open in taskbar - they are all clubbed under single dos pane - so it does not clutter up my space now when I hover over the single pane it shows me the different ...
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How to prevent windows from locking/Sleeping (Without admin previliges)

I know it is possible to disable auto log out from control panel. I want to know is there a way to prevent windows from locking/ sleeping with out changing any security options.
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HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC screen flickering when I connect charger to my notebook

I am looking for solution of my problem. I own HP ENVY 17-1050ea Notebook PC, it works perfectly fine but the only issue I am facing is SCREEN FLICKERING. I only happens when I connect my charger to ...
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Sharing Dial up internet with android

I am running Windows 7 with symantec endpoint protection antivirus. I have a dial up connection to connect to internet. I want to create a hotspot to share this internet connection with andriod ...
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How do Malware like Coupon drop down land up in the Windows System without a trace in the Control Panel

I have the Windows Bit Defender updated and run Complete System scans biweekly. All the drivers and the operating System are up to date. In spite of this the Coupon drop down malware landed on my ...
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My computer has red lines running down the screen [on hold]

I don't have a laptop, I have a desktop or whatever..anyways it was never like this it started from "system menu error" or something like that. we used AutoRuns to get rid of the problem, it was ...
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Alt key codes for dashes giving wrong characters in Windows

If I type alt+0150, I get ☼, rather than – (en dash). If I type alt+0151, I get ù, rather than — (em dash). I would have expected to get dashes in both cases. I'm pretty sure it used to work. This ...
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Bittorrent with errors makes Windows 7 to freeze

I were downloading files from Bittorrent (nearly 9 GB). After I started the download at sometime it shows "Semaphore time has expired: and sometimes it shows "File Missing". Whenever this issue ...
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How to use Umax Astra 5600 in Windows 7 64 bit?

I have a Umax Astra 5600 Scanner. I lost my PC in an accident while moving. Now I have a HP Pavilion g4 with Windows 7 (64 bit). I tried using my scanner on it but the scanner is not even recognised ...
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Issues installing .NET framework 4 [on hold]

I have ran into a problem with .NET framework 4 and can not get it to install on my hard drive. I worked over 4 hrs this morning with Microsoft help desk to no avail. Is there anything I can do to get ...
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Having problems accessing the host's hard drive in VMware

I recently installed VMware 10.0.0 in my Windows 7 and created a Ubuntu Gnome 64. I want to set up a shared folder with your host OS, my D:/, so I can work with the projects located there. Searching ...
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Windows 7 File Permissions, Security Tab, “Group or user names” [on hold]

I right click a file, and choose "Permissions." I choose the "Security" tab. Under the "Group or user names" section, I see the following items: SYSTEM Account Unknown(S-1-5-21 [and a bunch more ...
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I want to create subdirectories that have the same name as the files I am going to move to them, using a batch file

For a given numeric filename, there are several files that exist in a directory. This directory has hundreds of these numeric filenames. I want to create a folder for each of the numeric file names ...
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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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How to bypass external hard drive permissions

I bought an external hard drive from a computer repairman when he could not fix the computer I brought in for repair. I have not been able to access it since bringing it home to use because access is ...
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Black screen followed by “Display Driver Stopped Responding and has Recovered”. Win 7 64 bit [on hold]

Since I built my new PC about a year ago I've been having this problem nearly constantly. One of the first things my PC did when I first got it running was go black for a few seconds and then report ...
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Ctrl+C in console causes crash, in all programs

On one of my Windows 7 machines, ctrl+C in a console program has started crashing all applications. It can be a python script or a very simple C++ app, or even cl.exe if I break a build in Visual ...
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How to reset the default user account on win 7

My problem is simple: Something is broken in the default windows user account, meaning that each time I create a new user account, the newly created one is broken too. I simply want to reset that ...
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Windows 7 Randomly Sleeps, Reason: Button or Lid?

Though similar to other questions here, the event log yielded a different cause: Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power Date: 3/5/2015 12:00:20 PM Event ID: ...
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Which copy of a corrupt windows system file should I replace?

I have about 10 files in my C:\Windows\winsxs folder that SFC reports are corrupt. I'm replacing them from another windows 7 /64b machine. But I see there are multiple copies of them. I ran sfc ...
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BEX error when trying to compile/run a program using Intellij IDEA

I already asked this question on Stack Overflow, but was told to better ask it here. I wanted to try out IDEA because I want to move away from Eclipse. However, every time I try to build or run ...
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Create windows script to traverse all subfolders of some folder, and delete a certain folder and all of it's contents if it exists [on hold]

here's the trick. Supposing I want to free up some space, and run that script in F:\UnrealProjects, which has a bit over 50-60 subfolders, I would like that script to traverse all of it's subfolders, ...
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Is there any way to move the Windows Indexing file/folder to a different drive?

I've got Windows on an SSD drive. I've read in several places (and the Samsung Magician software for their SSD, which I have) agrees that you should disable indexing b/c it results in a lot of extra ...
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Unable to Use Help files [on hold]

You know how most all software programs have a HELP file? Well when I open up the HELP files on any given program, the HELP window opens OK. On the left side is the list of topics, BUT when I click ...
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Green “Back” in bottom corner of windows 7

I just enabled Intel virtualization on my laptop. when I rebooted there is the word "Back" in green text in the bottom right corner. I can interact through it and windows doesn't seem to think it ...
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Windows shutdown taking forever after running few virtual machines

I'm often using two or three virtual machines running on a host Windows 7 x64 SP1. After suspending all of them I'm experiencing very long shutdown of a host workstation (ca. 20 mins.). Normally when ...
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Block every USB but one Windows 7 Registry

I want to disable all new plugged in USB Sticks by a User, but want to keep my only one Stick still accessable. For example I plug my "Master"-USB in and I can transfer Data to it. Another user ...
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Windows PowerShell - SqlServerCmdletSnapin100 Error

I am trying to run the following command through my winodws powershell: Add-PSSnapin SqlServerCmdletSnapin100 But I get the following error: How can I install SqlServerCmdletSnapin100? I can't ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 (w/ install DVD) with minimal (or hopeful no) impact on installed programs?

I know that Windows 8 has a Refresh option. Is there anything like that for Windows 7 (64 b) I have the original install CD (I think!). I'm getting weird data-related errors like: ChdkDsk errors ...
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Pastel 12 Journals Terminating Error, Status 46

I have a Problem With Pastel 12.1.6 And Windows 7 32bit SP1. The problem is that when you try to add a entry in the "journals" function the program crashes, with this error message: I think this ...
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Why does “preparing to recycle” message take so long to complete? [duplicate]

On Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, I deleted a PDF download in C:\Users\Username\Downloads, and I received a message: Preparing to recycle and an "in progress" icon. It took about a minute for this ...
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None of USB ports are working on Windows and Linux

None of the USB ports work anymore on my Acer Aspire E1-571G laptop which is running both Windows 7 and Fedora 21. It can’t detect anything. For example flash memories, USB mouse, my Android phone ...
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Where does windows store network drive mappings?

I am not able to boot my windows 7, but I have access to the drive on which Windows 7 is installed. Is there anyway I can restore my network drives?
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Windows 7 Alt-Tab program auto-cycle on ThinkPad T440s

I have followed this issue regarding the program auto-cycle when Alt-Tab is pressed with great interest, and tried many of the suggested solutions, some of which work and some don't. I found the ...
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Boot from a windows 7 harddrive on a linux first laptop?

I have a windows 7 hardrive from my old laptop that died. I use Ubuntu exclusively on my new computer so I never had a need to dual boot. Now, there's some info on the old drive that I want to ...
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Wireless adapter missing

I have a HP ProBook 4520s laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and a Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n wireless. The last few days, I started noticing that I was getting weaker Wi-Fi connections, but this ...
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Text size increases and decreases in Windows 7 as I am typing [on hold]

I use Windows 7 operating system and when I am typing it randomly increases and decreases the text size which locks up my computer and I have to wait for it to catch up and reset the text to default. ...
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Running programs from external hard drive

I have a three year old Samsung laptop that has “Instant On” feature. It was terrifically fast when new but now its as just as slow as my old desktop. I’d like to reformat my computer so that I could ...
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How does the network troubleshooting in Windows work?

If you right click the network icon in the notification area (windows 7 + 8) you have the option to "Troubleshoot Problems". This often results in actions like "resetting" (already the first not well ...
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Program to monitor microphone unknownly in windows [on hold]

Is there a free program that would record the microphone of the computer in windows 7 unknownly?
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wifi router not working [on hold]

my power went quit briefly, now my wifi connection is just gone. i have reset the original wifi router numerous times. nothing, my wifi connection isnt even on my list of wifi connections around me ...
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Task Scheduler returns Directory Name Invalid for valid

I'm trying to use Task Scheduler to run a Ruby script every night. When I try to run the script, I get error 0x8007010B which seems to be Directory Name Invalid. The directory I'm starting in is a ...
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How can I config my TP-LINK TD-8901G router to allow more than 8 MAC address filters using only a software? [on hold]

My TP-LINK TD-8901G router allows/disallows only 8 Wireless MAC address filters and I have more that 8 devices need to be access through it. So how to allow more that 8 devices on my router using only ...
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Multiple monitors on Intel HD graphics both duplicate and extended displays

I have a Lenovo W540 running Windows 7, which has both the Intel HD 4600 graphics (primary) and an Nvidia Quadro K1100M card using Nvidia's Optimus driver. The displays are run through the HD driver. ...
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How to give file,Folder and registry permissions in windows 7 on the basis of SID?

I want to use SID for folder permission, not the group names. Please suggest with command lines or any script.
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Dell laptop recognizes external monitor but does not display

We have a new-ish Dell Latitude E6430s laptop that has experienced all sorts of problems. Right now, it appears to be working more or less fine, except... When it's plugged in to the dock, nothing ...
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Do not fragment bit and windows 7

Recently had an issue where the DF bit was set to 1 going from a W7 workstation to the update server, the issue is it was sending 32K of data when the MTU was set to 1500. When the packet hits the NIC ...
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Why is KB3021917 a “recommended update”? Is it important to Microsoft or the user? [on hold]

Recently, various of my Win7 machines presented me KB3021917 as a "recommended update", that, according to my Windows Update console in Windows 7 "fixes problems in Windows", which is not true if you ...