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Moving Windows 7 to a new drive

I have a Win 7 64 bit system with two 1 terrbyte drives - each with multiple partitions. When I built the machine 6 months ago, I repurposed an older drive as the primary drive, but this drive now ...
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Why does one account need older versions of java in IE10 to work right?

I am having an issue where one user account is not able to view a webpage correctly without two older java versions (6 Update 27 & 30) in addition to the latest version. Other accounts can view ...
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Corrupted hard drive - how much data is recoverable?

The laptop that I have no longer boots to Windows in any mode and so I took it in to a computer repair store. I was told that my hard drive is corrupted and that they would only be able to recover ...
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Why do I get a GRUB ´no such device´ error on a Win only machine (with several disks)?

I have a machine running Win 7, and lately it has suddenly stopped working, giving me an "error: no such device GRUB rescue" prompt. If I turn off the machine, unplug and reattach the SATA cable for ...
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Weird maximised IE window

Okay I have tried to maximise my Window in Internet Explorer (Version 10 for reference if needed) and it appears like this: I have never seen this happen before, I have tried dragging to the top of ...
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Why does my page table take up so much memory?

My 64-bit Windows 7 PC is very sluggish. I noticed in Task Manager that my memory usage is near 100% - however the usage reported for each process does not add up to the total 6GB (Firefox shows about ...
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Windows 7 System Drive died, trouble with system image restore to new drive (letters have changed)

Apologies if this is overly-long or I missed something basic. I lack formal training, and have been learning as I go along. My setup: My computer was built for me by a friend a few years ago, and has ...
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Disabling access to usb flash drives on windows 7

How can I restrict someone to copy paste my files from pc to a flash drive or any other mass storage device on windows 7.
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Installing a driver

For installing drivers there are two common ways: Inserting the driver disk to cd/dvd reader and following the autorun steps to installing it. Going to Device Manager and updating that driver, and ...
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I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own

I am using this Dell N 5030 laptop for last 4 years.Recently I changed my hard disc & now I am using touchpad & Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own It opens files closes ...
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How to disable HDMI or VGA port?

Is it possible to disable a HDMI or VGA port in the registry? Or, how else can I disable one of the display ports? Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 on a Dell Latitude E6530. Dell BIOS version A15, i.e. the ...
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Possible to schedule a task to browse to a webpage in an already-open browser?

In Windows, I'm trying to schedule a task that visits a predefined webpage every morning before I wake up, but doing so in any already-open browser (if there's one available). I jump between Pale ...
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How can other Windows computers of the same network display what I do on my computer and hear my voice?

I have a local network with several computer with Windows 7 installed. As a tutor, I want to show what I do on my computer to my students via their own Windows-7 computers (connected to the network of ...
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Command-Prompt commands in Explorer Address Bar

Normally when I type cmd in explorer address bar (in any path), the black Command-Prompt windows opens in that address. Today I made a folder in my desktop with the name of "cmd"! and now when I type ...
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Windows 7 shuts down automatically on delete key press

Whenever i press delete button for deleting files or folder, windows 7 forcly shuts down the system , i m not sure is this virus or any keyboard shortcut malware. on pess key of special char ,its add ...
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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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Why Windows doesn't use all memory before crash?

I am experimenting today. Why if I have ~800MB free left and 0% of page file memory left Windows kill task? It's never go below 800MB, for me it's not small amount. Can I somehow force Windows to use ...
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Show all File Types in Windows Media Player (WMP)

I'm attempting optimize my setup between Windows Media Player and a SmartTV that uses Windows Media Player's playlist to display and stream files. Even though my computer has the proper codecs and ...
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Windows 7 repeatedly disconnects from only one specific router

I have the Broadcom 4352 Wireless NIC. Very very often my Windows 7 laptop will lose internet connection but still be connected to the router. (Says router has no internet connection).Other devices ...
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What's waking up my PC?

When I place my PC to sleep, it goes to sleep for 2 min and then wakes up again on its own. I ran cmd.exe as an admin and then typed powercfg -last wake and -requests and I got nothing really that ...
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Date and Time Settings on Windows 7

I have a dual boot with Windows 7 and I have noticed that intermittently, Windows 7 cannot remember the time I am in and is constantly hours ahead (no matter how often I change it to the correct ...
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'net stats server' has password violations

I've been messing with Windows net commands on my personal PC and noticed something. I ran net stats server and the result showed 106 Password Violations. This is quite odd since I logged on to the ...
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Remove Windows 7 logon screen arrow

Tried Resource hack and I removed picture box, picture frame box, & the Windows 7 branding but how to hide pesky button beside the password box when logging in to my Windows 7.
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Windows 7 Hiberate Returns to Ubuntu

I recently dual booted my laptop with Ubuntu and Windows 7. Whenever I close the top of my laptop while in Windows it goes to hibernate, however it returns back to the Ubuntu log in screen. Grub ...
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How to find what is bloating my windows registry

Recently, my msi installations begin to took too long. I researched the internet and found this; http://www.tachytelic.net/2012/03/extremely-long-delay-trying-to-install-msi-installer-packages/ The ...
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minimize some windows, but not all, via keyboard shortcut

My office is open to a room in my house that has a lot of traffic through it, and in a lot of cases, passerbys will try to look into my office and at what I am working on. Sometimes I will be working ...
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Display remaining time in playlist in VLC

Is there any way to display the remaining time in the current playlist in VLC? Right now I can see the total time of the playlist: and the remaining time for the current video: but I didn't find ...
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Software - Synergy between laptop and desktop

I am working at a university, and have been given a wired-desktop; it doesn't have a wireless card on it, or another wired port - and I also have a laptop that connects to the university's wireless ...
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My computer just started playing a video…without any program open [on hold]

I was charging my mp3 player, had my computer on, but no programs were running. All at once a video starts playing...not an appropriate one I might add. I closed media player..left computer ...
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The sound from my headphone jack is fuzzy. How can I fix it?

I have a toshiba satellite and my headphones don't play sound properly when I use them. The sound is fuzzy, like when your under water. It's definitely not the headphones. It was working literally ...
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I can't delete a folder that's on my desktop, even after I've tried many different methods

Could not find this item. This is no longer located in C:\Users\(censored)\Desktop. Verify the item's location and try again. I have tried different solutions from people who have also had ...
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What's wrong with Wireless Network Adapter?

I have a problem with my Wireless Network Adapter. As the picture shows below, although my Wireless Network Adapter is not connected to the Internet (no red X next to it), but it looks like connected! ...
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Windows keeps making annoying noise

I'm using Windows 7. I keep getting an annoying noise that happens maybe once or twice an hour. I can live with it but it's really quite off putting when I'm watching a movie or playing a game and ...
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Find & replace on a folder of .txt (but only first 1-3 lines)

I have a folder of .txt files. They all look like this: Title: Title of blog post. Tags: tag1,tag2,tag3 Text on the post. Just my thoughts. > A blockqoute Written in *markdown.* Using ...
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Display current playback speed in VLC

Is there any way to display current playback speed in VLC? Right now I have to decrease or increase the playback speed,which is not convenient: I use the latest version of VLC (2.1.3) on Windows 7 ...
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Aptio Setup Utility - Cannot change boot

I am so sorry to ask this. I feel like a total idiot - Aptio Setup Utility has me licked. I just bought an ASUS X75V with Freedos, Version 2.15.1226. The boot configuration has "Launch PXE OpROM ...
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Shadowplay not recording or streaming to Twitch

My computer specs: Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit AMD FX-8350 EVGA GTX760 4GB 2x4GB RAM 7200 RPM HDD GeForce Experience v. 2.1.0.0 GeForce 337.88 Driver As the tile says, I am having ...
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Size on disk of a virtualized folder - How big can ProgramData actually measure?

According to File Explorer in Windows 7 my system's ProgramData folder is 1,6 GB in size for 2541 files in 953 folders. According to Thunar in Debian Linux my system's ProgramData folder is 120 GB in ...
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does Windows reduce the life of SSDs? [on hold]

I read that SSD's cells last between 5,000 and 10,000 writes. Windows tends to create and overwrite files frequently as it operates, not counting the user-specified activities. would his constant ...
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Two-way connection via Remote Desktop?

I am an avid user of a reverse phone look up site (not naming any names) where you can look up a recent phone number that has called. One of the numbers involves the infamous "Windows Tech Support" ...
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Sharing internet connection using ethernet switch

I use a TP-Link modem for my internet connection and use a switch to share the internet connection between two PCs. I previously had a Enterr switch that worked perfectly fine and recently stopped ...
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How to properly connect Logitech bluetooth headphones in an HCL ME laptop?

I have a HCL ME laptop running Windows 7. When I connect my Logitech 981-000463 Wireless Headset in my HCL ME laptop, I can see the headphone icon, but when I right-click on the icon there is not a ...
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How to fix invisible file name?

How do I fix an invisible file name? I can open it in Notepad, and it shows the filename as .gitignore, but it shows up like this: Google gives me tutorials on how to accomplish this, but I want ...
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Domain attached computer - Allow account selection at logon?

(Windows 7, x64) When not attached to a domain, Windows will show a list of accounts available to log into (of which you can use various methods to show or hide) on the GINA. However, once joined to a ...
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Windows 7 NetBIOS name resolution failure

I'm having issues resolving the NetBIOS name of a new FreeNAS server. I can ping and access CIFS shares by IP i.e. \\10.1.1.15 I cannot ping or access by the NetBIOS name FREENAS Running nbtstat on ...
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(How) can I recover a truecrypt partition, or files from it, after deleting it and formating over it?

I had two truecrypt encrypted drives, and I subjected them to this process: With the two drives mounted in truecrypt, I deleted their partitions using Windows 7 Disk Management After dismounting the ...
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i can't install fedora 20 dual core with windows 7

why during installing fedora 20 linux it see all the hard drive as one disk and no available space, however i have 500GB HDD and hint tat i want to install it dual core with windows it says that the ...
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Getting a BSOD “Hardware Malfunction” after installing drivers

Alright so ive been upgrading my computers hardware and i bought a new GPU. Now i put my new GPU in and booted and it works fine. The computer boots properly no problems with good VGA output. I used ...
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Remote desktop (mstsc) from Windows 7 to RHEL5, some apps not responding to most keyboard buttons

I'm using remote desktop on my Windows box to connect to a RHEL5 box. The problem I'm having is that some applications (I'll get into details below) seem to not want to pick up most keyboard input ...
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Bitlocker decryption not starting

I was about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit on a laptop currently running Windows 7 32 bit with a Bitlocker encrypted 232GB hard-drive with 1.54GB free. I have already backed up all the data ...