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Can you disable sticks of RAM in windows without physically removing them?

I think I'm having RAM issues with one of the games I'm playing. It will slowly start dropping frames until it becomes very hard to play. I ran memtest86 and it identified some errors and bad ...
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DVD-RW unit now appears as a CD-ROM unit in “Computer”, can burn DVDs but opens them as folders

My Windows 7 laptop has a DVD-RW unit which has always been recognized as such in the "Computer" Windows Explorer window and has been able to burn ISO images or data folders to both blank CDs and DVDs ...
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How to use testDisk to fix partitioning trouble

I have Laptop Dell with Winodows 7 as primary OS. Also, I have Ubuntu as dual booting with Windows. I got booting trouble. I can't access to my files in both Windows and Ubuntu. My hope is testDisk to ...
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All Programs Crashing - Multiple Error Logs Included - Help Needed

My desktop has been unusable for several months now. Whenever I open a program, especially one with a heavy focus on moving visuals the application will crash within a few minutes. With some ...
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Can not restore minimized/switched full-screen applications/games

Recently I re-installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 with all available updates downloaded for both Windows and Drivers and with no problems at all. Everything was good but when last night I started ...
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Gateway E4500D dual processor

I have a Gateway E-4500D with dual 2.8 g processors can I use a 64bit OS? I want to upgrade to windows 7 64.
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Is the voice command “transfer” to transfer text from the dictation box to the application supposed to work?

Once I'm done dictating in the dictation box, I can transfer the text with the voice command "transfer text" or "click transfer". The official Dragon NaturallySpeaking manual says that one can use ...
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VPN can access network drives by IP but not by computer name

I have a VPN set up on my laptop. When I take it out of the office I can't access mapped network drives. I noticed that all my network drives went something like \\THE-FILE-SERVER\Data, but when I ...
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Outlook not showing mails when using quicksearch

When I use the quick search tool in Outlook 2013, it returns only entries from the Lync conversation history folder. Only when I click on "show more search results" at the bottom of the list will ...
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How can I get a better control over the brightness [duplicate]

I have a Dell xps17 (windows 7) and I find the brightness control very annoying. I often work during night time and the lower settings is fine but if I increase the brightness settings by just one ...
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How to install the Microsoft TTS voices in Windows 7?

I've downloaded the language data MSIs from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27224, after successfully installing the runtime and the SDK. But when I try to install any of the ...
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How to solve win7 freeze? [duplicate]

I just click firefox and it totally freezed that keyboard or mouse couldn't move anymore... In three days recently, my win7 freezed 4 times. How to know which part of hardware or software caused ...
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Optimum way to back up my ultra-book running on windows 7? [on hold]

Note: My laptop does not have an optical drive. How can I backup my laptop such that I retain all my app settings and I don't have to reconfigure it all again. I am more interested in a local ...
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Harddisk reinstalled - can data be recovered?

We have a laptop here which had Ubuntu installed on it. When it came back we removed the old partitions, created a new one and installed Windows 7 on it. This install is still fresh. Will it be ...
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Lost partition restoration [duplicate]

While trying to install my bios update on windows 7 the installation program made an automated allocation for 8GB(volume 2 partition 2 of Type Fat32). But the allocation happened by substracting these ...
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How to connect to wifi with local access only?

I need to connect to my modem through local only, while the other computers continue to have both local and internet connectivity. Is this possible? My OS is Windows 7 64bit
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Windows Explorer or filesystem not accessible by apps after some uptime

I am running Windows 7 and after an unknown amount of uptime Firefox, Google Chrome and other apps are not able to access the filesystem anymore until I restart the apps. Whats happening is the ...
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How to reset arrow key orientation rotation by 90 degrees?

Somehow the orientation of my arrow keys is rotated by 90 degrees. This means, when I press left, the cursor goes down, up is left, right is up and down is right. I tried to use another keyboard, but ...
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Make a program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...
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How to Rejuvenate a Slow Samsung N-145 plus Netbook? [on hold]

Samsung N145 Plus. Intel Atom CPU N455@ 1.66 GHz. Win 7 Starter 32 Bit OS. I like this Netbook, but it is somewhat slow. I have already added a 2 GB RAM stick in place of the 1 GB that came with it. ...
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Keep display turned off despite notifications. Only turn display back on when human interaction occurs

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 running Windows 7 professional. Is there a way to configure the computer to, when the display is turned off, only turn back on when the user interacts with it (e.g. mouse ...
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What can be done to reduce Windows 7 system size on an already-installed system?

Typical size of an Ubuntu system: ~4 GB, including filesystem inefficiencies. You can usually fit an archived backup onto a DVD without even compressing it. Typical size of a Windows 7 system: more ...
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Still getting “scan and fix” popup, even though Shell Hardware Detection is stopped and disabled [duplicate]

When I connect a particular USB drive to my computer, Windows pops up its annoying "scan and fix" dialog. I have read in many places that stopping and disabling the Shell Hardware Detection service ...
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Windows 7 clock out of sync?

I have Winows 7 Enterprise on brand new laptop (HP G2). BIOS is updated, every driver is installed. Clock in BIOS is set to correct time, Windows time have correct time. But after some time it is 20 ...
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USB not showing up, switching from Ubuntu 14.10 to Windows 7

My PC came with Ubuntu 14.10, I'm trying to make a bootable Windows 7 USB. I've heard that I need to downgrade to 13.10 to get WinUSB to work since it just simple WILL NOT WORK no matter what I do, ...
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File copying not was not sucessful while updating the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver for windows 7

I have gone through this Post before asking a new one but didn't solve my problem.So i am asking it here. By this site I performed a system analysis to check for any updates with drivers and got the ...
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Windows 7 - make text and other items larger or smaller

So I recently selected to make my stuff larger and I notice that some applications' dialogs seem to cut off In my example above the bottom is being cut off and I cannot resize the window. Is there ...
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After much repair, computer won't give me the option to choose which drive to boot from [duplicate]

Background (Quick description of how I got to my current situation) Over the past few days I've been having boot issues (my fault) -- I installed Windows 7 on a new SSD I purchased, and it was great ...
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Can't install Windows 7, software center crashing

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from it (with safe boot ...
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Mouse Not Working in Remote Desktop Connection

I am connecting from a work computer running Windows 7 Enterprise to my home computer running Windows 8.1 Pro. I am able to connect and the keyboard works just fine, but the mouse is not visible or ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - can one de-Register?

Having applied a Product Key to Visual Studio 2013 Professional, can anyone tell me if the number of times a Product Key can be applied is limited? I can't find an option to de-register an ...
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Computer locks up at random with no BSOD - now with more info

Seemingly at random, my computer locks up and doesn't Blue Screen. It has happened when I am playing a game, watching a video, when I first turn on my computer or when I have logged in. It is usually ...
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How to make most stupid synchronization ever?

I am using different PC-s at work, at home and at weekdays. And often I have to work from home and on weekdays. I am a little bit tired of clouds,misused subversion, external drives, setting up server ...
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Why my Headphone's not working properly?

I am facing headphone setup problem in my laptop. I can hear sounds from youtube with my head set. But, i can't hear sound from music files in my computer. I am using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. I have ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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Date types management mismatch (2-digits year) - on copy/paste user action

I find a strange inconsistency when copying-pasting dates on MS Excel, when they have a 2 digits year. I work on a machine Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and my Excel is a 2010 version. PROBLEM ...
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SSD is recognized by linux liveUSB but not by Windows on Asus G73JW laptop

I have an Asus G73JW laptop, which has two hard drive slots. In the first slot, I have a HDD containing Windows 7. In the second slot, I just inserted an SSD (OCZ Vertex 4) with linux formatting that ...
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Auto fill recorded data file for chrome

I have auto fill option activated on my chrome browser. I use Windows 7. I ma looking for the file that stores the data previously recorded as "Auto Fill" such as login username. I know that such ...
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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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Folders and files turned to green

After formating my computer, some folders and files turned to green and now I cannot open certain files. From the properties of the disk, I am not able uncheck "Encrypt content to secure data". How ...
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Installing 32 bit Windows 7 Guest Virtual Machine on 64 bit OSX Host

I'm using VirtualBox to attempt to install 32 bit Windows 7 Pro as guest on a 64 bit OSX 10.8.5 host. Windows attempts to load its setup program and throws an error: "Windows failed to start..." ...
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Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding" error message in Windows 7

Windows 7Pro x64 8 GB RAM I have: UNplugged my cable router and wireless router, plugged back in flushed DNS, Register DNS, release IP, renew IP Tried assigning a static address using googles DNS ...
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BAcking up webmail emails while migrating to new mail server [on hold]

How do I backup with retrieve facility for future use all mail box data of webmail server as we are migrating to another server ?
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What does a tiny person icon in front of a folder icon mean in Windows Explorer, Win 7?

Please consider the following screen shot from Win 7 Windows Explorer: I'm puzzled by "rcook", particularly by the little figure in front of the yellow folder. The figure resembles one Windows ...
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Optimal setting for advanced parameters for Realtek PCI-e GBE family network card

superusers. I am trying to get the best possible setting for my Realtek PCI-e GBE family controller network card so that when it will be literally minimal or zero lag when playing online game. ...
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Low Disk Space on Windows 7 [on hold]

This is about my office computer (Windows 7) on which I want to install TeXmaker. I realised that I had not enough disk space for TeXMaker. However I thought it would be a good idea to uninstall ...
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Windows 7 dos batch file to open file read second or third line and rename file to found text [on hold]

I have about two thousand text files I need to rename, but I need to open the file find the line starting with the letter "O", extract the "O" and the next five characters, close the file, then rename ...
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How to decrease microphone buffer size

How do I decrease the microphone buffer size on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine (Sony Vaio notebook)? Sound card is "Realtek High Definition Audio". EDIT: "When recording audio into your computer, ...
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Windows FTP server that needs 99.9% up-time, virtualbox or dual boot? [on hold]

I currently have an FTP server running on Windows 7 via VirtualBox. I have all the network-adapter and port-forwarding stuff done so the server is accessible outside the network. It is ready to go ...
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How to clone SSD on PC while OS is running?

I have on my PC a Intel 120GB SSD (the windows drive) and a 1TB HDD. I want to replace the Intel 120GB SSD with a Crucial 256GB SSD (and after that use the intel drive as a third drive). How can I ...