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Always on Remote Desktop Connection

Is it possible to have an unattended and always on desktop connection ? The real life need is to assist parents with frequent trouble shooting from my office without having to do anything extra ...
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.Net Framework 3 and 4 Error

I recently restarted my computer, and when it started, it told me that application needed .NetFramwork 4.0 to run. After some poking around I also found .Net 3.5.1 is not there either. So I thought ...
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Reconnected hard drive slowing PC

I recently cannibalized the main hard drive of my PC (a Vertex 2.5" SSD) to test out in my laptop. While I was using the laptop, it worked perfectly and ran at pleasing speed, but Windows required ...
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7-Zip: Opening image from 7z archive produces error code 0x8000000a

I've tried encrypting a folder containing a text file and an image with AES encryption using the .7z format. When I enter the password to open the encrypted folder the two files are displayed. I can ...
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no administrator password prompt

When I am prompted to enter the administrator password, there is no place to type the password. I originally created another admin account and then changed the original admin account to a standard ...
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WTP - Creating an Answer File for WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab

I am attempting to script the install of the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab sourced here: http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/971058/en-us?p=1 msdt.exe /cab "%~dp0WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab" -af ...
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Are All Wireless Cards Compatible With the Motherboard? Regardless of What Type of Board and Card it is?

This may sound like a stupid question, and please don't shoot me down for this. But I am thinking of getting a wireless card for my desktop. More specifically, a TP-Link TL-WDN4800 wireless card. I ...
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Wired “Not Connected” icon in system tray instead of Wireless “Connected”

I've been getting this weird problem as of late: It seems as if I'm not connected to any network - be it wired or wireless, even though I am connected via wireless ("bamba" has internet access), ...
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Directory tree as a image [on hold]

I need the directory tree under a directory as a image, with well designed icons. Example: parent folder |_ _folder_1 |_ _folder_2 | |_subfolder_1 | | |_file_1 | |_subfolder_2 |_ _file_2 I ...
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How to clean reinstall Win 7 without Install disc

I want to reinstall one really old Windows 7 Home Prem. It was installed in laptop yet by seller. I searched and found just option Choosing an advanced recovery method->Return your computer to the ...
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Is there a nuked FireFox 35 installation?

I just upgraded my FF to the latest version - 35, or 35.1. All my tabs were gone, the space above the tabs is wastefully huuuge and I can't get to options (the green marked buttons work but the red ...
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Windows - Cannot connect to remote systems using host name

The AD scenario is like this: pc01 (Win 7 Pro) always connects a network share on server01 (Win Server 2003) as network drive F through a logon script: net use F: /delete net use F: \\server01\sys ...
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weird sound on windows

About every 3-4 minutes my Windows 7 will make this sound (Windows Exclamation)and coursor is working slow for 1 second but show no message. Is there anyway to fix this or at least find out what ...
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Monitor won't come out of Power Save mode

I've seen a lot posts written by people having this problem and I've been trying for about 3 hours now to figure this out but I've had no luck. What I believe led to this was me trying to play a ...
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Where in the registry can I found mounted devices?

I'm writing a python application on Windows 7 (64bit) where I need to start something after a new USB storage device has been mounted. In an older application I was polling on ...
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Would it make any sense or can I see any performance upgrade if I change my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, in the presence of SSD hardrive?

I have a laptop with Win64 bit system with intel i3 processor on a Sandy bridge platform. I have recently replaced my hard drive with a SSD. Now I am also thinking to upgrade my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, ...
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Win7 x64 rogue program pinpointing?

I've got a laptop that has what appears to be a command prompt pop up and vanish, whenever it connects to the net. I can repeat it, by turning off/on wifi, it flashes up and vanishes too fast to see, ...
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UI font scaling messed up in Windows 7

I was playing around with some of the font scaling features in Windows 7, and I seem to have broken something. To be precise, I increased the font scale to 150%, and then put it back to 100% (which is ...
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VM image inaccessible in Virtual Box

I have Virtual Box installed on base OS RHEL 5.5. I am using Windows 7 as a VM image on Virtual Box. While transferring a folder of 600MB on Windows I got a Virtual Box error saying Memory limit ...
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Is there a way to activate Windows 7 when it's saying my license code is already in use?

I purchased an Acer Notebook about 3 years ago. It had a bunch of bloatware, and in general it was starting to slow down. I decided to try to reinstall the OS. I went on the Internet and got a copy of ...
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how to boot from dvd on windows on mac?

I have a windows 7 image from my a PC. I setup bootcamp (on my mac), but when I try to restore the image it states I must first create a startup disk, so I do then the computer reboots and the ...
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Screen freeze after giving permission to run exe

My laptop has been having a bit of a problem. I'm asking why, and how to fix it, if possible. It has windows 7, which was recently installed, because I was given the computer. The problem came with ...
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What does the grey progression bar represent in TeraCopy?

I use TeraCopy with Windows 7. What does the grey progression bar represent in TeraCopy when copying files?
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HTTP download speed difference in windows 7 vs linux

I have a strange situation regarding a Windows 7 Home Premium PC which is showing limited internet transfer speeds for no apparent reason. The setup: internal gigabit LAN, behind a TP-Link WDR3600 ...
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How to stop windows from auto-switch to external mic in combo-jack - windows 7 - Acer Aspire 5750

I have an internal mic, and a mic in my headphones which uses one and the same jack for both headphones and mic (combo jack). When I plug in the headphones, windows automatically switches to also use ...
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Why does opening an RDP session delete shortcuts on my desktop?

Currently running Windows 7 Professional at work and I use RDP to do a number of things here. Every time I open an RDP session, I've got certain shortcuts that just disappear, yet others don't. The ...
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Set cloned drive letter to C

I want to switch my laptop HDD from the current 640GB device to a new 480 SSD HDD. So I've shrinked and cloned my windows partition to the new disk; 100MB boot partition too I've also set up the MBR ...
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Typing to navigate to file in Windows Explorer when characters repeat

When navigating to a file in Windows Explorer, I usually type out the name of the file, like "Myfile.doc". But if the file name has repeating characters, e.g. "Aardvark.doc" then when I type the 2nd ...
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Windows 7 touch emulate mouse

I have recently bought a small 10" capacitive touchscreen which works in windows 7 with the native HID touch support. For my application, I dont need multi-touch support at all. I need it to exactly ...
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Install Windows Image on a new computer

Been searching but still not sure what to do... I have one computer with Windows7 and set up perfectly how we need it (programs, files, restrictions, etc...). I bought 4 more of the exact same ...
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Why do I have 300 GB of ghost data on my harddrive?

If I enable both hidden and system files, and then select them all while in the C:\ Drive, the properties window adds their data up to 220 GB. However, if I right click on the C:\ Drive itself and ...
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Setup Retention Date for Windows Explorer Files

Is there an easy way to set a retention date for the files in windows explorer folder say 'Downloads', to delete itself after a set amount of time (2 months!)? I download/install/test lots of new ...
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How can I get my ctrl key to function again?

My ctrl key on my keyboard is not working, which is annoying when trying to use shortcuts. It does not work on the virtual keyboard either (even though it lights up, showing it isn't stuck down), ...
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SSD caching issue on Asus K551LN when reinstalling Windows 7 [on hold]

Has anyone reinstalled Windows 7 on this model and had any driver issues? The Asus website and driver support appears to only support Windows 8. I believe there is a caching issue with the SSD ...
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Getting new PHP version in WAMP to load

I'm downgrading my WAMP from 5.5.12 to 5.3.10, I added exported php-5.3.10-Win32-VC9-x86.zip to C:\wamp\bin\php\php5.3.10\ I've added the necessary php5apache2_4.dll into the php5.3.10 folder and ...
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How to copy a file to a destination only if the source file is newer than any of the destination files?

I'm looking for a way to accomplish this task. I've tried robocopy and writing a batch file, but robocopy doesn't seem to be able to do it (since /MINAGE can't do time--only dates), and writing a ...
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how to transfer PC audio to bluetooth

I got Jabra Bluetooth and I paired with my Bluetooth Device which is inbuilt in the System: Dell Inspiron 7520 SE. When i view the Volume Mixer Properties, I see the following I checked my Device ...
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My application icons dissapeared after restoring (from backup), how to get them back?

My laptop harddisk crashed. However, since I use a backup solution (HP Autonomy), I managed to restore most of the documents and files that had been backed up, after reinstalling the operating system, ...
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Icons in Windows 7 are .LNKs and icons are changed [on hold]

On my windows 7 pc, the proper icon (see picture) is there, but a Unknown FIle icon is placed on top of it, I have tried a batch file, a safe mode boot and restart, a display settings change and ...
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Black screen after login

I have next configuration: HP ProBook 450 G1 laptop with ATI HD 8750M graphics card. After installing windows 7, and all drivers available from HP support page, problem started. After I enter my user ...
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Chkdsk An unspecified error occurred 6c6f6766696c652e 29c

UPDATE: It was a bad SATA cable. I ran the chkdsk /R command on an external WD 1TB hardrive connected via SATA. Here is the output log from chkdsk from event viewer. Not sure what the error message ...
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HP 8600 doesn't print reliably via USB

My "HP Officejet Pro 8600 e-All-in-One Printer - N911a (CM749A)" doesn't print reliably on my Windows 7 PC connected via USB. The HP Printer Scanner doctor celebrates running through to completion by ...
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Viewing the date a file was last opened from a shared folder on a Windows 7 PC

Suppose you have an application on a Windows XP PC that is accessing jpeg files from a share folder on a Windows 7 PC. I need to see which of those files have been opened recently, and I would prefer ...
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How to insert any Unicode character using the Unicode HEX Code on Windows (Word/Notepad/Web Broser URL or input field/other apps)?

My OS is Windows 7 (a localized version of this OS). I want to be able to enter any character in the applications mentioned in the title. I've tried some methods described on SE sites, including: ...
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unable to revert disc with iso, to a blank state

I have a disc on which i put win 7 enterprise iso, I now have another version of windows which i need to install. I am attempting to revert the original to a blank disc so that the 2nd iso can be ...
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Sony Vaio VGN-Series: Windows 7 BSOD after installing sound drivers

I have a Problem with the Sony Vaio VGN-FS415M with Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit on it. All is fine except for the Sound. Realtek Driver is/was installed without issues but still I got no Sound! :-( I've ...
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Desktop not powering ON

I have a weird issue of our desktops supplied to customers. At customers site they are not turning on but when I bring it my office it is working fine. It tries to start at customer site, fan starts ...
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SMB response, STATUS_INSUFF_SERVER_RESOURCES

I have a Windows 7 vm running in VMWare workstation, it has 4 cores and 4 GBs of RAM assigned. Currently 3 clients connect to this windows 7 vm to access a shared folder. I noticed when the clients ...
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Blank Pages with Win7

When I clink on a link I get 3 blank pages. I have reset system back to factory setup and even updated to win& ultimate with no change Tried different registry fixes /cleanup programs and did ...
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Resizing window while keeping the layout

I have a windows application I have to use for work, which layout is only sensible when it's at least 1024*768. My monitor has a resolution of 1920*1080. The problem is that I often want to have as ...