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Error installing Windows - Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition

I am trying to install Windows on my computer. I previously had Ubuntu and Kali Linux installed. I am able to boot up from my USB. I agree to all the legal stuff and when it comes to installing ...
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Automatic Wireless Network Switching

I have a weird situation at work I'm trying to fix.... I work as a web developer at a large corporation with the usual over the top security on its networks. To be absolutely clear, I'm not trying ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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Restore MAC files from Windows

I was dual booting (Hackintosh) OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 7, one drive, two partitions. I recently bought an SSD and installed Windows 7 on it and I have repartitioned and formatted the old drive, ...
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Different values of committed memory for the same program on different machines

I am checking how much memory my application requires. I am testing it on different machines: one is a Windows 7 PC with 32 GB RAM, the other is Windows Server 2012 with 256 GB RAM. I noticed that ...
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Converting .qcow2 V Hard Disk into .VMDK (Windows/VMWare)

Is any way to convert a .qcow2 into .vmdk on Windows 7 64-bit using VMWare Workstation? i did that using a tool qemu-img in my linux host (SLES11): qemu-img convert -f qcow2 vdisk.qcow2 -O vmdk ...
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How will the Win10 free upgrade work?

I have a laptop with Win7 that I would like to upgrade to Win10, but if I install Win7 and then upgrade to Win10 through the Windows Update manager (When available), is my license key then added as a ...
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2 OEM Windows installs in 1 machine (same license)

I have an OEM Windows 7 Professional install on my machine. I want to install Windows 7 Professional on the same machine, on another hard disk, without removing the first install. I do not want boot ...
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Setting an “unidentified” network as “Home” automatically

I have a (wired) network consisting of two Windows 7 (x86) PCs, a HP network printer, and a gigabit network switch. There's no router or DCHP, so they all have fixed IPs in the 192.168.0.xxx region. ...
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Unable to merge Primary and Logical paritions

I'm trying to increase the size of my C: drive(boot) I want to reduce the size of my D drive and merge the unallocated partition to C drive. I've tried the Disk Management tool in Windows 7, but that ...
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Visual Studio 2013 on .NET Framework 4.5.2

I am about to install Visual Studio 2013 (includes Update 4) which comes with .NET Framework 4.5.1. My Windows 7 OS has .NET Framework 4.5.2 installed. How will the Visual Studio installer deal with ...
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Applications flicker when I click the mouse

The best way I can show this is with games - which are entirely unplayable. Here is a video of what is happening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqb5qPencVE Notice that it happens every time I ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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Restoring Windows Image from D: after formatting the C: partition

I have a single HDD with two partitions: C and D. I am running Windows 7 64 bit pro. The system and all the files are on C partition. I can successfully create an Image backup and store it on D. I can ...
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Samsung Series 5 erratic keyboard and touchpad

Sometimes, my keyboard and touchpad on my Series 5 Samsung Ultrabook works, but sometimes it does't. After it fails, I reboot two times or three times, and it works. After ten minutes to four hours, ...
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Win 7 defines share network path incorrectly. Therefore it can not be discovered on the network

I have 3 Win 7 machines networked, but not using Homegroups. The problem I have is with one of them (my laptop)and how it defines the Network Path for sharing the Public directory under Users. The ...
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disable driver signature check while installing windows 7 [duplicate]

is there any possibility where i can disable the default driver signature check while WINDOWS 7 Instalation?. My problem is that: i had bought an asus mobo with inbuilt AMD raid card and i want to ...
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GIT - can't install

I have strange problem. I download git from git-scm.com on my new computer. I clicked the installer, chose standard (simple context menu and all associate .*), "use git from fit bash only", and ...
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DoScheduledTelemetryRun runs repeatedly

Using Win 7 Home. I have a rundll32 task with the parameter: DoScheduledTelemetryRun which has been running for days using 50% of the CPU. appraiser.dll is also on the command line. I have an Office ...
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Print images on standard paper in Windows 7

My children enjoy creating artwork in paint or paint.net, and often want to print it. But when printing an image file, Windows 7 brings up a special "Print Pictures" dialog instead of the normal print ...
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Why does clicking my mouse select mutliple lines of text?

I am experiencing a weird issue on my dell laptop. When I click a webpage is will automatically select a few lines of text after my cursor. This happens whether I am using the buttons below the ...
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Unable to Import BCD Backup Using CMD [on hold]

I am running windows 7 64bit. I have previously upgraded to win8 and downgraded back to win7 using windows own upgrade software. Had problems with my computer and attempted to rebuild the bcd using ...
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Show an image/icon for a drive [duplicate]

I recently bought an external hdd(WD Elements), when I connected it to my pc, the drive shows up in Computer, but it showed, instead of the default icon for a drive, the logo of Western Digital. Then ...
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Hashutils to recurse the whole drive

Following this post another super user question, I downloaded hashutils. Works great with with the -r flag to recurse a folder. However, I am unable to recurse a whole drive. Trying this command, the ...
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Can I make a system restore point by date?

Can I make System restore point before a particular date? For example, I want restore my PC by two months before. if it can how to do it? PC specs: Win 7 64bit SP-1
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Does system restore will delete videos downloaded?

Does system restore will delete my YouTube videos downloaded? I am thinking to make a system restore. I am not familiar to system restore.
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PC shutdown for unknown reason

My problem started few days ago when I was watching YouTube(specifically, this video in my Google Chrome with about 20 tabs and playing Trackmania United Nascar track via Steam. My PC just ...
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Windows Explorer favorites separator bar?

Seems like on the internet there's no solution for Windows 7 favorites bar separator? It's really confusing when there are so much links. I want to group it and separate it to make it easier to find, ...
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Working on a Acer Aspire 7250, Windows 7 OS 64bit home premium, it is lagging and stuttering system wide

I ran a Tron script to clear the machine out good and thereafter starting getting errors and extremely poor functionality. It is not consistent in any manner of errors or performance. I have performed ...
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Using Dataflex in the DOS environment of Windows7

For many years we have been using Dataflex Data Base software as our "Company System" on our NT network. It is run by all 8 users running 'XP' and invoking the DOS environment running in "XP". Run ...
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AES Encrypt DMG for Windows?

I need to encrypt a dmg file with an AES key. On MAC we can do so on Disk Utilities but how to do it on Windows? I tried Mac Tools Lite but it has no such function. I also tried Google Search but I ...
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Java download issue

Problem 1: I play Minecraft and some Steam games. But recently, I noticed I couldn't load webpages. I looked at resource monitor and saw that my Network graph was maxing at 10Kbps, quite frequently. I ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 from my OEM Windows 7 Pro Dell without install media which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04

I received this computer from work for free, its a Dell Vostro 3550 it came with the HD wiped of Windows 7 Pro, which was fine as I wanted a Linux machine. Now I am thinking I'd Like to install ...
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How do I remove the Header and footer “area” from a word document?

I have a document, which has a normal cover. When I try to resize (upscale) a word in the first line after the header, this happens: Now I do not want the header and footer deleted, what I want is ...
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Windows 7 startup batch file hidden

I followed a guide to create a batch file so I can delay a program from starting up for a few seconds. (I didn't want to use a 3rd party tool) The thing is I don't want to see that cmd window for X ...
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Temporary profile being loaded for some users

In one of my domains, I've got 2 users which have been on the network for multiple years. Suddenly, on only 3 of our many computers, they get a temporary profile load when they sign in. One is a local ...
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Changing size of login pictures on Windows7 via authui.dll

Using resource Hacker and authui.dll there is a lot of documentation about how to change various parts of the W7 login screen. What I have so far failed to manage is to change the size of the user ...
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Msys shell exits immediately when run with command parameter

Running msys shell with a -c parameter makes it exit immediately after the command finishes execution. This is similar behavior to cmd utility where the /c switch has the same behavior, which can be ...
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3 external HDDs not recognized by 2 different computers?

Not sure how to approach this problem. We have 3 external HDDs: 2TB Fantom, 2TB and 4TB G-Drives. Manual backups, no automated/software. We each use 1 and use the 4TB for a duplicate backup of both ...
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Mount and copy data from HDD with McAfee Endpoint Encryption

I have an old laptop on which I used McAfee Endpoint Encryption. I remember the password for it and can boot to Windows 7. However, I no longer recall my Windows logon. All I need to do is copy some ...
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AMD FM2 - Windows 7 - Slow downloads in IPv4, Fast IPv6 and uploads

I am having problems with one computer on my network. Same result wired or wireless, IPv4 Downloads are super slow. Uploads and IPv6 downloads are fine. Running windows 7 Pro - 64bit. Loaded the ...
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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Windows 7 changes from aero to basic simultaneously on two computers in the same network

So me and my girlfriend have two computers in the same network. Our computers just switched to aero basic at the exact same time, and then returned to normal aero almost same time aswell. Our ...
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How to delete one of two W7 OS' installed?

Edit: I fixed the problem with EasyBCD eventually. I recently had problem booting due to system reserved partition tinkering and had to install a second Windows 7 to HDD in order to boot and fix the ...
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How should I install windows with a 2 drive setup?

My PC has 2 drives: a small solid state, and a large hard drive. Obviously I want to install Windows on the solid state, but how can I configure it such that all other installations are defaulted to ...
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Any way to make Windows 7 a UPnP renderer? [on hold]

I'd think there would be some software / service that could be run in the background or system tray to accept UPnP streams. I know Kodi(XBMC) can do this but I was thinking something a little ...
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100% processor utilization with multiple executions of CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE and MSOSYNC.EXE

When I install MS Office 365, my processor runs systematically at 100%. When I look at Windows7 task manager, two processes are executed in multiple times : CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE and MSOSYNC.EXE. Would ...
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Can I install Windows Home Premium over Windows 7 Professional? [duplicate]

Some context: I have been tasked with repairing a PC which is running non-genuine Windows 7 Professional. The PC does come with an OEM license for Windows 7 Home Premium, and I will be offering to ...
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...