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Keyboard turns on Computer despite the right BIOS setting

I hope this is the correct StackExchange site to ask this on. I'm currently using a Steelseries 6gv2 keyboard and pressing a button turns on my Computer (W7 Ultimate). Now I went into the BIOS and ...
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Windows 7 SP1 stuck on updating, Windows 10 installer does the same

So for some unknown reason, Windows refuses to load updates, and refuses to give an error when no internet is connected. Running the Windows update trouble shooter states that there is an error, but ...
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Unable to control Windows Firewall

I have no other firewall software installed. Had Panda but removed it when I saw this happen. In the Windows Firewall applet, I'm unable to do anything. Unable to turn on/off. The "Use recommended ...
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Extract folders' contents to the parent folder [duplicate]

I have multiple folders inside one folder, I want to move all the contents of these folders up to the parent ( basically like extracting compressed files ) so what's the easiest way to accomplish ...
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Workgroup connection issue (windows xp and 7)

I have created an account to share files on a Windows 7 computer (C:\Users\share), and have mounted this directory as drive N:\ on other Windows XP computers (3), and the 7 computer (for convenience). ...
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Windows 7- Start menu recent list files keeps popping up a “Open with” dialog on a certain program

apologize for having a kind of bad explanation I've been encountering this a while ago when I re-installed a program, let say, this Paint Tool SAI program. The program itself works just fine, but ...
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How do I show hidden background processes waiting to close?

When I shut down my computer, a few moments later Windows opens a window waiting for a background program that needs to close. But it doesn't tell me what the background process is, unlike XP. It's ...
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How to remove invisible ads by free app [duplicate]

How to remove Ads by appfree malware???I tried to remove extensions from browsers and what to uninstall I don't find the ads by freeapp in programs and features window.Seriously need help to fix it ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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What is this mouse cursor? [on hold]

This mouse cursor is appearing when I try to play minecraft fullscreen, and bumps me to the desktop on any click (left or right). What is it?
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Program start overwritten by Acrobat

Widow 7 user. I inadvertently clicked on a program to open up programs. I selected Acrobat. This has now overwritten all my icons and on the desktop. The Acrobat logo has replaced the program logo. ...
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My headphones are working properly but my speakers are not

Im using Windows 7 Ultimate now and i have a problem with audio. My speakers are working but they don't make any sound on movies/songs/browser/game audio. I tried: Reinstalling driver Disabled ...
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Can't restore backups done using AOMEI Backupper Technician because the software always says “Path too long”

I have made several backups with AOMEI Backupper Technician. Now I just can't restore it because the software always says "Path too long". I have tried different suggestions like Explore Image , but ...
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Sharing WiFi Internet connection via Ethernet from Win 7 to Ubuntu

I'm currently setting up my first ever Ubuntu machine, and ran into some trouble sharing the Internet from my Win 7 computer. The Windows 7 computer is connected to the Internet via WiFi, and is ...
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CMD Batch file virtually press the enter key

I am working in a manufacturing company. We manufacture PCB for HDD. Each PCB need to be loaded with firmware in manufacturing process. I would open the application the i would browse for the suitable ...
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Create image from encrypted linux disk using windows

My system is a Linux / Windows x64 dual boot PC. It has two disks, one for Windows 7, one for Linux. The Linux disk has one unencrypted partition (boot) and one encrypted partition (home, root, ...). ...
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BSOD on ntoskrnl.exe (connected to clfs.sys) (Dumps included)

After failed installation of ILOK licence and Visual C++ 2008 and 2005. Then activating F11 to restore from Acronis at restart got first BSOD. BSOD occured later at idle system aswell. What I did ...
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Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is misbehaving

If I start typing, after just two or three characters, it highlights what I typed and erases it with whatever I type next. The windows don't respond to clicks, even minimize or close buttons. They ...
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Windows Theme Issues

So I was recently fiddling with my theme settings on my computer and accidentally changed the theme. Now the top bar of chrome (where extra tabs would go) is blue instead of transparent. The bottom ...
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Disabled network via software

I work mainly offline, and I find it tiresome having to go to: "Open network and sharing center" "Change adapter settings" "Selecting the network icon" *"enable or disable the connection" and then ...
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media disconnected with DNS_PROBE

I am getting a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET in windows 7. In Ubuntu 14.04, it just says I have no internet. I tried to use the ipconfig commands found on google,but most of them wouldn't work ...
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Java 7 and and 8 coexisting on Windows 7 Pro x64 - how to fix running old jar files

I have a Win7 Pro x64 Box with both JRE 7u80 and 8u60 (both are i586 versions) running since I have two applications that either need the one or the other to run. I am aware of being able to start ...
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Safely Remove Hardware Missing, device connection sound missing

When I plug a USB drive in, it doesn't make the sound that you've connected a USB device, and 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon doesn't show up at all. The Policy tab for switching from "performance" to ...
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Software thinks it is already installed, but isnt?

I have a game which I would like to install but whenever I insert the CD/mount the image, when the menu pops up it shows "Play" rather than "Install". The Control Panel does not show the software ...
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How to set the command (cmd) prompt colors

Pretty easy to do in Bash, but, for the life of me, I cannot find a way to change the prompt (and only the prompt) colors in Windows 7's cmd window.
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Do I have to install all updates in windows 7 to get 'get Windows 10 app'?

My operating system is Windows 7 Professional. I want to upgrade to Windows 10. I checked whether my OS is genuine by running legitcheck.hta which reported my license is genuine. As per the ...
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How to restore backup made with proprietary software to an incompatible system

I'm trying to restore a backup system image that was created using Dell's software on a Dell computer.  (I didn't create it; I would have used a different method.)  The source machine isn't available ...
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acer aspire 5733Z-4477 Win 7 64bit - get error message that a write failure has occurred

I have an acer aspire 5733z with win 7 home premium 64-bit - I had to do a factory recovery due to problems with the Win 10 upgrade - now when I try to do another factory backup my dvd's get errors ...
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Falsly accused of having fake email account [on hold]

I was accused of having a fake email account and I did not have one. I was accused of sending emails to people and I did not. The people that are accusing me of sending these emails and I did not, ...
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Unable to open a specific site in browser on windows 7

I am trying to open 'https://chrome.google.com' on any browser on my windows 7 machine but for the life of me cannot seem to reach it (its giving a connection timeout error). I've tried all browsers ...
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Windows 10 install on Windows 7 Ultimate fails after 'Checking requirements' with error code 80070005

There are many people with this problem on a MS website. In my case and in many other cases it is not solvable by the normal techniques for resolving windows update and setup issues. I'll post the ...
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How to delete BIOS password?

I have a problem with my BIOS. There is a password in my BIOS and I cannot delete it. I tried these methods: 1) Tried to take out battery for 3 days; 2) Tried to write debug, but my Windows 7 is 64 ...
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Applications starting but not showing UI

I tried to start applications as usual from the Windows start menu. Over ~ 30 minutes, I got the following effects: applications with a GUI do not get shown any more. I can continue using GUI ...
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Debugging LaserJet 200 software installation?

On Windows 7 X64, I am trying to install the latest version of the software package for the HP LaserJet 200 color MFP M276: LJ-Pro-200-color-MFP-M276-full-solution-14057.exe Most interested I am in ...
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Sync SkyDrive and OneDrive via two operating systems (W7 and W8) and one MS Account

I have two computers, one still on Windows 7, the other experimentally on Windows 8. There still are some SkyDrive files on the Windows 7 as well as some OneDrive files. Also, there are now OneDrive ...
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Computer randomly restarting in the middle of some CPU and GPU activity (viewing videos, gaming)

Asking on behalf of someone I know. His current build - Processor: Core i7-4770k RAM: GSkill Sniper Series DDR3-1600 8 GB total RAM 4 x 2 GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SC SSD: Samsung 120GB 840 Pro PSU: Corsair ...
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BIOS won't boot Win7 Ultimate from SATA Drive

I recently installed windows 7 ultimate replacing windows 8.1 Pro (On another partition is Ubuntu) and after shutting down and rebooting with no difficulty, I after a while needed to hibernate and i ...
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Windows 7 some settings reset on reboot?

So as of today when I reset my PC, some of my settings don't save for whatever reason. For example, I have 3 Speakers but only use 2 so I disabled the 1. When I reboot, it changes from the one I had ...
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Unlock Excel VBA “Find” window location [on hold]

When editing VBA code the FIND window (Ctrl F) appears at the bottom of the screen. It can be manually re-positioned but upon re-opening it appears at the bottom again. It used to open in the last ...
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Missing .msi files as well as WIndows Update errors?

I'm on Win7 Pro, When I try to install any program, so far i've tried Virtual Box and .Net Framework 4.6, so far into the install it comes up and says it can't find the .msi file in the Temp folder, ...
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Problems with Cortana and signing in with a a MS account after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

After an apparent long but apparently trouble free upgrade, my programs work except that I can not get Cortana installed and when I try signing in as a new user I am also unable to do so ...
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How to install Webcam driver for satellite P755D S5172 in Windows 10

I have upgraded to Windows 10 - 64 Bits and my camera used to work in Windows 7 also 64 bits. I have tried using the official Windows 7 driver but no luck. Please advice me on How to install Webcam ...
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Disable USB's including mouse and keyboard, enable with key combo

I have a specific scenario where I have a computer displaying cameras on screen but the operators keep plugging USB's and keyboard/mouse into it. I am aware that I can disable the USB storage ...
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Power Outage Causes Downgrade from Window 10 to Windows 7? How?

Ok, I admit I'm confused. I upgraded several workstations to Window 10 from Windows 7 a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday, a power outage caused these computers to shut off improperly. One of the ...
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Add a local vs add a network printer — difference?

I'm puzzled as to how "add a local printer" and "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" are different. Under "Add a local printer", I can use an existing port or create a new port, under which ...
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having issues creating laptop wifi hotspot

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop (hp probook 640 g1) I started the hosted network and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network ...
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how do i get to the GUI versions of the command line programs

How do i get to these in Windows 7 in the graphical user interface? netsh http add urlacl url=http://206.74.58.18:8080/ user=everyone netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Open Port 8080" dir=in ...
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Do you need .net 4 to update windows 7 to windows 10?

Just wanted to ask that do I need .net 4.x in order to update to windows 10? Because I cant install .net 4 update through widnows update. It has been like that for I while. Tried a lot of things to ...
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Network Issue Windows 7 Fresh Installed Self Assigned IP Adress

I was fixing a laptop with connection issues. Well after some research it was for the best to reinstall all. Fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install and still connection issues (others then before but ...
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How to configure an brand new windows 7/8 for digital signage/infoscreen/infoterminal usage?

The point is: I'm using windows mainly as an end-user - not as developer. Our software was been developed for an micro-pc that runs OS X or a small Debian. Due missing drivers we have to switch to ...