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How much does having Indexing running on my Samsung SSD affect health vs. search speed?

I used the Samsung Magician program to check my SSD and it recommends disabling Indexing b/c it generates a lot of random reads and writes. But it seems like if I disable Indexing then everytime I do ...
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How do I check the health of my Samsung SSD?

I've got a Samsung SSD on Windowws that's giving CHKDSK errors. How do I check the health?
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How can I tell if repeated CHKDSK errors means my SSD is going bad?

I"m getting errors (see below) on CHDSK on my SSD drive (it's the main Windows drive). How can I tell if they mean my SSD is going bad? + System - Provider [ Name] ...
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How do I access SmartCtl on Windows 7?

I've got an SSD that may be going bad. A SU answer suggested using Smartctl but I don't know how to access that. (It's not available on the command line)
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IE11 on windows 8.1 loses my logins data

I recently switched to windows 8.1 and IE 11 and in Windows 7 with (I am not sure about IE version!), when I login to say Gmail and I closed IE and restart my laptop, I was still login to Gmail when I ...
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How can I enable 'tagging' to a file for file types that don't allow it normally?

Background: Here's the situation: I have a game that I'm adding mods to. Mods generally add extra files to the game folder. So I'd like a way of easily distinguishing between 'mod' and 'vanilla' ...
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Sudden BSOD (blue screen of death) on MacBook Pro running Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro (2014 Mid) running Windows 7 and it encountered a sudden blue screen death as the screenshot shows. The information on the blue screen reads: A problem has been detected and ...
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Print spool service appears to cause Explorer to hang - how to fix this?

I'm encountering a strange problem. A few days ago, my primary printer (Samsung ML-2950) unexpectedly stopped working with a "0 % toner" message. One file was in the print queue at that time. Right ...
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Set freshly applied windows 7 image to boot to audit mode

I applied a windows 7 image from a windows 8 setup disc onto a drive on my hard disk,. and added the boot entry I want to boot it into audit mode, so that I can update everything, install software, ...
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My pendrive is not working .. Please help me out

I made my pendrive as a win7 bootable usb and installed win7 in my friend's lappy. and I have formatted the pendrive after installation of win 7.. and when I connected again to my lappy, it asked to ...
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How do I prioritize one network interface over another, in the context of 'lower level' windows functions?

Alright so I think I'm at the right SE site... We'll find out in a minute; but my apologies if I'm not. Anyway... I have a couple of network interfaces on this system ( and a couple at my place of ...
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Windows 7 installation disc fails to boot properly on UEFI

Whenever I try to install Windows 7 onto my laptop, the boot process simply stops and hangs at the boot splash. No error is given, and the splash continues to animate. However, it never progresses ...
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MySQL database dumps on Windows 7 when one doesn't know the username, password, database name and host name

I've read this http://blog.winhost.com/using-mysqldump-to-backup-and-restore-your-mysql-databasetables/ but the problem is I don't know the username, password, database name or local host name as I ...
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Windows 7 and SPDIF audio

I have a P8Z77 Pro motherboard, and I'm trying to use the SPDIF audio jack to connect to a Home Theather. I have the Realtek HD Audio Manager installed from the motherboard, but I can't get it (or ...
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Is CCCP the best codec? [on hold]

I recently read that different codec packs such as CCCP, K-Lite, madVR produce different quality images. Does anyone know if one is better then the other or if they all are the same? I primarily am ...
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Outlook 2010 sends but won't receive (Win 7 professional)

Have six win 7 machines set up with outlook (OL) 2010, to send & receive the same two shared company email accts. All OL's Account Settings and Send/Receive Group Settings configured the same way, ...
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shortcuts opening as 7zip files

My brother tried to open a .lnk file with 7zip and now every shortcut tries to open in 7zip, how do i undo this or fix this? I genuinely have no idea what to do or where to start and no one else ...
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windows 7 disk cleanup won't delete my windows update (winsxs) files

I have tried multiple times running disk cleanup and CLEANMGR and I have right-clicked to run as administrator. My files are never deleted although it claims it will delete 3.6GB. My winsxs folder ...
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Setting Kali Linux as default system instead of using it via VirtualBox?

I just installed Kali Linux using VirtualBox. Is there any method to set Linux as my default system and get rid of the current one which is Windows 7? Or is it neccessary to delete both and install ...
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Changing Windows account as Administrator has side effects, how to roll back? (enterprise/domain)

I recently got a new job in a big company. They gave me a computer, configured to work on the company domain. (Windows 7) I had two accounts, the computer account as Administrator (local account) and ...
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Disconnect keyboard/mouse in Windows 7/8.1 as trigger for running a programm

I'm using a KM (keyboard/mouse)-switch toggling between Desktop and Laptop Windows (7 and 8.1) machines. Both are connected via Displayport to the same UHD monitor which is able to select the active ...
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boot2docker Windows - trying to access external drive

I have an external drive F: that I would like to give access to my containers. This wasn't a problem in Linux, but I am struggling to find a way with Windows. The only thing I can access from windows ...
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can i install windows to extarnal hdd and make it portable [duplicate]

Can im install windows to external hdd. can im use it to every computer. Can im boot it to any computer. I mean how to make windows portable os . Tell me how it possible or why not and suggest me ...
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Can I transfer my C: drive to any other PC and boot sucessfully?

Is it possible to transfer the C: drive to any other PC? How do I make it bootable and runnable on every PC without any problem or error? I'm used to Acronis but I have found many problems with this. ...
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Update KB3013455 actually affects Windows 7 systems too?

I'm experiencing blurriness and fading letters. There has been released a fix for that but not for Windows 7 so what do I do? Here's what I'm talking about in case anyone's confused.
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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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Desktop PC can't boot after restoring the C: drive from a laptop image backup [on hold]

I backed up my Dell Inspiron 3537 Windows 7 C: drive using Acronis True Image. I then used that image and restored it to my friend's Core i3 desktop PC. The desktop now turns off when starting ...
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Falcon BMS - Forcing screen resolutions to work for oculus rift (To get stereo to work)

I am working on getting the game Falcon 4 (bms) to work with the oculus rift. The only issue I envision is what I have trouble with now. The game has 2 stages (menu, 3d world). The menu creates a ...
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Problems with Win7 & Adobe Reader

My operating system is Win 7 Pro I have installed Adobe Reader 10.1 when that didn't work, I installed Adobe Reader from the website, latest version. That doesn't work either. I use Microsoft ...
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Disconnecting / logging out from Windows network share without restarting Workstation service

I have a file server running (SMB) that I connected to in Explorer (Windows 7 Professional) by visiting \\1.2.3.4 directly. I logged in as one user, without saving credentials, and now wish to log out ...
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Kali Linux GRUB2 will not detect Windows 7 install

I have two hard drives and my boot files for Windows 7 are located in /dev/sda1, and my Kali Linux install is in /dev/sdb, I am trying to add my Windows 7 bootloader to the GRUB2 menu but GRUB2 will ...
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Files are read-only, and refuse to change

I purchased a new SSD and installed Windows 7 64-bit from scratch. I found that my old C: drive, which is now the D: drive, had ownership by an unknown user. I found a way to change the ownerships of ...
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Windows Service Startup Type change history/log

I have a PC where I suspect some Windows Services (from Services.msc) have been changed. I mean the "Startup Type" from Automatic -> Disabled, or some other change of the startup type. Is there an ...
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How to make a direct network connection between a Win 7 and Win 8 PCs?

Have two PCs. One has Win 7, the newer is equipped with Win 8.1. The Win 7 unit has data that I need to transfer to the Win 8 unit. To accomplish this both units must be operating and I need to load ...
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Every 3 minutes or so, my external sound card in Windows 7 stops working and I have to manually reset sound output

I am using Windows 7 want to hear all the sounds through my speakers connected with the red and white cables which are connected to my external sound card; a Roland UA-25EX. But it stops working every ...
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Disable shift key capitalisation

When I want to type a capital letter, I always use Caps Lock. I use shift for symbols like _. I find it much easier to use Caps Lock for capital letters since you just have to press it, and then your ...
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Computer only reboots from a restart but not a shutdown [on hold]

I have a p5gc-mx board. When I totally shut down my system, it will not start, hangs on the bios splash screen unless i hit delete while its booting to enter bios then exit without any changes, then ...
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How to install Windows 7 to an USB HDD from Linux? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a CD to a HDD connected via USB. Windows complaints about not being able to install itself to USB-connected drives. All guides I found involve downloading a set of ...
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Consequences of changing a Motherboard and existing programs

Recently had a Gigabyte GA-X58-UD5 motherboard die on me. That particular board is no longer manufactured, and so far all attempts to find another have not been successful. I had clone drives of my ...
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Matlab test existence of file(fail)

I try to execute this 2 commands but the result is very weird K>> delete lista_arqs.txt Warning: File 'lista_arqs.txt' not found. K>> exist('lista_arqs.txt','file') ans = 2 I mean..... I ...
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Computer Constantly Being Hammered

My computer in days of late keeps being hammered (I can tell because a) it freezes and b) the green light is solid) and I have no idea what the cause is! Here are my computer specs: OS: Windows 7 ...
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Is it possible to script Windows GPO configuration tasks?

I have a login script on my domain that is configured through Group Policy Management (Start -> Administrative Tools -> Group Policy Management), as per this screenshot, logged on to a Windows 7 ...
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Should I buy a 'Red' or 'NAS' Hard Drive if my desktop computer is on all the time? [on hold]

I leave my computer on all the time. Over the last 10 years I've lost an average of about one hard drive per year. I have Seagate and Western Digital warranty exchange addresses memorized :-) Right ...
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How to open a new browser window on a different screen?

I am using Window 8 with 2 screens main screen for Window is the right one. On the left screen I have Google Chrome browser window open. When use short-cut CRTL + N a new window is open on the left ...
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Hangouts on Windows 7 doesn't sign in

I've installed Google+ Hangouts on my Windows 7. When I run it, window with "Sign in" button appears. Pressing on this button leads to nothing: no errors appear, no actions, no changes. How I can fix ...
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Custom text keybindings for Windows 7 [on hold]

Need a software which act like binder. E.g. when pressing NumLock it should write a custom message on screen. I tried with this keybinder but it seems not working.
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Hangouts alternative client for Windows 7 [on hold]

On my Windows 7 standard Google+ Hangouts client doesn't work. It shows windows with "Sign in" button. When I click on it nothing happens and no errors appear. Are any other hangouts alternative ...
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Make backups every N minute via Windows backup tool

Trying to make a backup of a certain folder with high frequency but the minimal option is day. Is this possible? I tried also cmd tool wbadmin but partial backups are not supported in it.
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Issue with microsoft websites browsing [on hold]

From quite a few days i am unable to access microsoft communities websites and MSDN documentations etc.Is anyone suffering the same? Example. I am unable to see the proper formatted page like ...
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Internet intermittent after blue screen

I am using windows 7, and have had great internet connection. While I was in the middle of running a game, I bumped my USB speaker system, which caused a blue screen error. After I restarted my ...