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mshta.exe Application error : Unable to install Windows 7 on Virtual box

I am installing Windows 7 on Virtual Box using recovery DVDs made by using Sony Vaio Laptop. It started successfully but at the time of rescue it shows mshta.exe - Application Error. How can I get ...
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Install Windows 7 after Ubuntu : Cannot install because of GPT partition

I'm trying to install Win 7 on a NTFS partition after installing ubuntu 14.04. But it says that I'm using a GPT partition. The solutions I found was to erase everything, the install windows 7 the ...
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Local-link IP - 169.254 - for wireless network adapter - how to fix?

Definitely not the first person to ask this, but I'm wondering how to troubleshoot this... At the moment my wireless adapter on my Windows 7 PC is having issues connecting. My wireless adapter says ...
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Internet connection becomes very slow after a while

Since past few days my internet connection isn't working properly. It becomes very slow after 2-3 minutes. I have to restart the modem after every 2 minutes to use it. nothing seems wrong with my ...
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Writing Windows Installer from a Mac to a USB for PC usage

I have to reinstall an ultrabook which came with a Windows Installation disk but no reader. The only machine which has a CD/DVD reader in the house is a 2007 iMac. I think BootCamp makes a ...
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The file is open by another user

Help me to hunt down a question. Then I am trying to open or save a spreadsheet in excel it always shows me a downloading status bar without any progress. After few minutes the file opens or not. ...
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Unite windows to show them by Alt-Tab

I use several related windows for work, tilted at foreground as an entire complex workspace. Then I press Alt-Tab to switch to the browser, my workspace windows got lost: one appears while others are ...
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Installed OS details

I have two versions of windows 7 installed in two partitions C:\ and D:. The files of the system in partition C:\ were corrupt. And I forgot which version of windows was installed there and I need ...
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My write protected usb drive

My usb became write protected when I took it out from the port while I was copying a large file.I gave it to a computer solution for it's repairing. They said that virus is causing problem in it's ...
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Simultaneously playing on multiple audio devices

I am on Windows 7 and I have a monitor with audio capabilities connected via HDMI on the graphics card, a couple of speakers connected to the rear panel as well as a Bluetooth Headset. I use a ...
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Scrolling too fast through photos

When I'm searching through photos the computer scrolls so fast I can't see them. I can get it to go slower by constantly tapping the touch pad and then it suddenly scrolls super fast again. How do I ...
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INTEL UNDI PXE MESSAGE AT BOOT TIME- LENOVO LAPTOP

I have Lenovo G580 laptop. I have installed two operating systems, namely, Windows 7 and Fedora 20. When my laptop boots it shows a message as "Intel UNDI PXE-2.0 (build 083) and blah blah...". I ...
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Can not install Qgis on Windows 7 32 Bit

I can not install QGIS-OSGeo4W-2.6.1-1 on my Windows 7 Professional 32 bit. It gives me the error: can not complete installation: error extracting gdal15.dll.
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In Win 7. Start Menu > All Programs , all program folders are showing empty. how do I get them back

When I click on Start all Programs I can see all the program folders. but when I click any of these folders it shows empty. how can I get them back. When I browse ...
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Crashing after sleep/hibernate/suspend on multiple OS

Custom-built desktop, running windows 7 64-bit SP1, Intel i7-2700k CPU, 8 GB RAM Since I first started using this machine it sometimes crashes to a bluescreen and has always had trouble booting up. ...
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DNS options windows 7 aren't saved?

I'm trying to use a free DNS (such as Google's: 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4) by typing this in thoses options: But when I click on "validate settings upon exit" and "ok", the network diagnostic tool from ...
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What causes frames to be dropped/lost when playing videos with higher resolution on VLC?

I noticed on this Battlefield Hardline Trailer at 60fps, about half the frames are dropped on my laptop playing it at 1920x1080 60fps. If play it 1280x720 60fps, no frames are dropped. What causes the ...
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Trucrypt volume on Raid5

I have a NAS with the system disk on SSD and 8 HDD's in a RAID5 configuration (using an IBM5015 card). The RAID5 volume is encrypted using truecrypt. What happens if the computer dies ? My raid card ...
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Deleting a file from Windows 7 Recycle Bin that causes deletion to hang

This is a WMV file that resulted from a failed operation in some video transcoding software a couple years ago. The resulting file did not ever play correctly in video-playing software. I moved the ...
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USB3 HDD does not spin down after selecting “Eject drive”

my external WD drive connected to USB3 on home PC spin down after selecting "Eject drive" but it does not spin down on work PC (on USB3 as well). Tried to find answers in Google but I could not. I ...
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Disable auto-brightness in Windows 7

We have an ASUS laptop with hybrid graphics (Intel HD graphic and Nvidia GT325M). The problem is, when it's on battery, the display automatically dims when the screen is showing dark contents, for ...
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Windows Vista Installation constantly fails

I wanted to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows Vista. I backed up all my files to another partition, and then I preceded to install the update. The first time I tried, I received this error "Can not ...
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Multiple instances of Explorer.exe running?

Hi there when I started my computer this morning I noticed it was painfully slow I then noticed that in task manager processes there were 2 instances of Explorer.exe running; one with a fairly low ...
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BSOD 0x7f, 0x50 iaStor and ntoskrnl

My computer randomly crashes with BSOD from time to time. Sometimes I get 0x7f or 0x50 errors. At the moment I'm removing iaStor.sys and reinstalling some drivers, but does anyone know of other ...
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How do I resolve BSOD after installing Internet Explorer 11/Visual Studio 2013 Update 4?

This is Windows 7 64 installed as virtual machine using vmware. I get a BSOD after I install Internet Explorer 11. I also get the same BSOD when I install Visual Studio 2013, update 4. I can get ...
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USB to CAN driver BSOD

Lot of my customers are facing the issue with VCI drivers. Tried uploading them but as soon as they launch the application which uses these drivers it gets crashed. Windows 7 64 bit. Already analyzed ...
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Active Directory Force Logoff After 8 Hours

We are a 24/7 company and we have an active directory network of approximately 80 workstations. Our employees do not seem to be logging off when they leave their shift and others are using their ...
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cmd prompt turned from window mode to full screen mode, please provide a solution

I was working on cmd and certainly I made changes in properties from window mode to full screen. Now every when I open a new window or existing one using win+r [cmd] I am only getting a full screen ...
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How do I change the icon for PDFs in Win 7 [duplicate]

My Adobe Elements PDFs files show a blank white page icon. How do I change the icon that shows for PDFs files in Windows 7?
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Run a scheduled task when a user changes the desktop background

I have a logon script deployed via GPO that changes the users desktop background to a company default, while also adding information via BGinfo that is useful for helpdesk calls. However, users ...
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Computer auto-reboot. Running Windows 8.1

I run Windows 8.1 because someone told me it's fast. However, after I changed my os from Windows 7 to 8.1, I cannot shut down the machine with only one hit on the shut down option. It always boots up ...
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How to enable fingerprint logons [on hold]

I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment Edition laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium which I recently re-installed Windows 7 stock edition on, as my HP repair media became corrupted. However, on the stock ...
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How to Solve Blue Screen? of Death? [duplicate]

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: win32k.sys If this is the first time ...
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How to keep bluetooth turned on even when Windows 7 laptop is shutdown + booted up again?

While it's easy to turn on my bluetooth via Fn + F3, I would like for my bluetooth to stay on even after the laptop has been shutdown and then booted up later. How do I set Windows 7 to do this? I'm ...
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How to retrieve Broadband Connection's password, which is saved?

I got a connection (Broadband connection) where username and password are saved from before and I have forgotten the password. I can connect from this PC but I need the password to connect from my ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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HP desktop PC stuck at “Loading boot menu” or “Loading setup”

HP Pavilion desktop PC with Samsung 840 SSD (and original hard drive as D:), Win7 64-bit. PC is normally left on all the time. Tonight, went to PC and both monitors were dark while power was on; ...
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Win7 Audio - Default Device and Default Communications Device not working together

What do you do when these two devices interrupt each other in such a way, that you for example can't initiate or take a skype call with the default communications device while listening to music or ...
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Videocard only working in safe mode

I am writing from safe-mode, because for some reason it does work in safe-mode (windows 7) though either black screens, or bluescreens on my normal windows mode, but I am extra sure, that the hardware ...
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Period character used for local computer name [on hold]

I'm wondering about the period character . used as a shortcut for the local computer name. You can use it when logging into Windows 7, for example, to specify that the user account you're entering ...
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How to delete system files in Windows 7 and 8? [duplicate]

How i can delete system files so the system is no longer working after reboot ? thanks for answers.
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How to remote access a HDD-locked (node-locked) license?

I have a software license that is locked to my HDD at work (unfortunately...). During the break I want to do some work from home, but I cannot debug without the license. I am thinking of connecting ...
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Why Windows 7 ask me to allow updates when I have automatic updating turned on?

For Windows, the easiest way to install updates is to turn on automatic updating. Windows will install new updates as they become available. – microsoft.com I have automatic updating turned on. ...
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Possible to get SecureCRT to show windows, not tabs, in Windows taskbar?

Upgrading SecureCRT from version 5.2 to 6.3, the behavior of the application in the Windows 7 taskbar changed so that clicking on the application icon brings up a list of each individual tab that is ...
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mscorsvw.exe is corrupt and unreadable

I have put new Kingston 2gb DDR3(1333MHz ) ram on my PC and after that I was getting BlueScreen error , I have done format and installed new Windows 7 . I want to install .NET Framework 4.5.2 , but I ...
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creating a proxy then connecting to it with a virtual machine [duplicate]

so I have the need to create a proxy, the type of proxy needs to be HTTP and what protocol programs like skype, remote control desktop programs, etc. use. After that I don't know how to create a ...
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Graphics card doesn't know about driver

I have a notebook with integrated and dedicated graphics card. I've reinstalled the system recently and tried to install driver for dedicated card (and integrated as well). The AMD self recognizing ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu

I am trying to uninstall ubuntu and install windows 7. For this I change DVD drive as a first boot device but windows 7 DVD is not booting I tried to put windows 7 in USB but even that is not detected ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - Got 8GB of ram only 3.96 usable [duplicate]

CPU: AMD FX-8320 8 Core @ 3.5 Ghz MOBO: ASRock 970 Extreme 3 ATX RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz HDD: 500 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital Blue PSU: 500 W GPU: Zotac GTX 650 Ti 2 GB DVD: ASUS DVD RW I've ...
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Computer is slow. Must move mouse to make it work

This computer has a fresh Windows 7 Pro SP1 installation, and all the proper drivers. For example, if I try to do SpeedTest via web browser I will see initial loading page but afterwards nothing will ...