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How to speed up the “Agent Ransack” main functionality

This question is related with similar problem, in other search type app. (http://superuser.com/questions/830525/how-to-speed-up-the-search-everything-main-functionality) The "Agent Ransack" is a very ...
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Ctrl button 'sticks' in Windows 7

For three weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity down: Whenever I hit the CTRL button, my computer keyboard behaves as if I the CTRL button were pressed all ...
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Microsoft Visual c++ 2010 redistributable package x64 on USB Windows

I have installed windows 7 on USB Drive by Win to USB program but when I want to run Amd graphics drivers installer it stoped at installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2010. I tried to install Microsoft ...
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How to set up Windows 7 to be able to switch between headphones and 3.1 sound system?

I use the integrated sound system (motherboard) which works with the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have it set up like this: Note that there is no 3.1 option only Quadrophonic and Stereo I do not ...
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Windows7 & Samba (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) - error on change password

I have a fully working setup of Samba4 (non-AD) on Ubuntu 14.04.01 with Win7 clients. When a user tries to change his (samba) password from the Win7 client, an error 1351 occurs. No error messages in ...
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Self signed certificate is not appearing in Chrome after importing

I have a Synology NAS that creates a self signed certificate for SSL access. I'm using the latest Chrome on Windows 7. Upon visiting the NAS's landing page, Chrome presents a red warning to say that ...
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How to get 'duplicate monitor' to pick the correct monitors

We have a computer at a remote site running windows 7 and connected to 2 monitors and an HDMI out to a second computer so that the screen can be recorded. The monitors are a 1080p and a 1280x1024. ...
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What do I do after directly copying an NTFS volume from one device to another with ddrescue?

I used ddrescue in a Ubuntu Live boot to rescue data from a failing 3TB external HDD formatted as NTFS. I had it copy the data directly to a new physical device, i.e. I didn't create an intermediate ...
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Windows 7 adding context menu entry

Alright, so I've followed this tutorial. Upon getting the common problem and reading the last entry, I found that Running as Admin did fix the problem and I used the shortcut method as indicated. I ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Prevents VirtualBox Guest From Starting

We were running VirtualBox 4.3.16 on a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 host. A couple of days ago, our Corporate IT decided they were going to silently install a newer version Symantec Endpoint ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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Win 7 local group policy login times

Simply put my question is do local group policies under the User Configuration elongate log in times? For instance we do things like many companies do and apply security via GPO from out domain ...
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How to replace letter keys, say v using autohotkey?

One of the letters on my keyboard, v is not working and since I am on windows 7, tried using autohotkey to replace this letter with another key combination like win+c or alt+c. But that is somehow ...
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What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
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WiFi funny business => “One” machine can ping “the other” but “the other” cannot ping “one.” “The other” can browse “one” in explorer

So I'm at work and I need my private server (my personal laptop) to communicate with my team's assigned machines. I had Hamachi approved as a solution by all of our stakeholders only to have IT ...
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How to IPv4 through IPv6?

My ISP (Unitymedia Germany) tunnels IPv4 traffic through slow and unstable CGNAT (they call it "AFTR", which seems to be a similar thing) but comes with reliable and native IPv6. Now, is there any ...
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packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
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Remote Desktop into Windows 8.1 PC with high DPI scaling

I recently attached two high DPI displays to my Windows 8.1 desktop PC. As a result I put the scaling (found at Screen Resolution > Make text ... larger or smaller) to 200%. This has been an ...
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Why do games exit fullscreen? [duplicate]

I'm playing a game and randomly it will exit fullscreen and return to windows. When I click on the game's icon, I see that the game has been paused. The issue is not my keyboard, because it happens ...
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Windows search for files containing a word near phrase

Is there a way in Windows 7 search to find files containing a word near a phrase similar to Google's AROUND() operator. For example, I would like to find files (word, pdf) containing the word "table" ...
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Running Windows 7 on weak hardware [duplicate]

I have a PC machine with a Pentium 4 and 2GB RAM. Windows 7 is installed, but it runs very slowly. Installation of Windows XP is not suitable as I need to use some software that works only on ...
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NotePad++ only runs as Administrator or not at all

I recently updated my Windows 7 computer with NotePad++ ver. 6.6.9. To do the update I had to run it as Administrator. Now, every time I run Notepad++, it wants to run as Administrator or not at all. ...
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Chrome Browser freezes on undocking

I'm running Chrome 38 on Windows 7 Pro on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. Chrome seems stable most of the time, but whenever I undock or dock from my docking station, I run the risk that Chrome will become ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 with dual boot through a virtual drive created in Windows 7

This may sound a dumb question, but I really need your suggestions on it. I have a PC running Windows 7. I just downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the latest one). The problem is that my DVD ...
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Port forwarding woes

I have two WD NAS drives on my network, one is a WD 3TB My Book Live used for media sharing and storage. The other is a 2TB WD My Cloud used for work. I need to be able to connect to both from remote ...
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Is there a printer setting for handbooks?

I have a booklet that is in page order but when printed it is not in page order. I am guessing it is a printer setting that for the life of me can't figure out & this handbook is rather pressing ...
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Routing 2 NICs with Windows 7

I have a network topology according the picture below. The first computer is conected to computer 2 through network adapter with IP 10.44.12.112. I need comunicate with the computer 1 with PLC, but ...
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Windows 7 time only shows up as hour:minutes [on hold]

Windows 7 64 bit time (clock at the bottom-right) only shows up as hour:minutes format even though in the calendar settings. The default "M/d/yyyy" format works fine, I need to see the day of the week ...
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When deleting and reinstalling Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, should I delete the SYSTEM partition?

I currently have a scenario where I use Linux (Ubuntu) actively, but need Windows to do CAD and ECAD. Windows picked up a virus, so I'm wiping out my current Windows 7 installation, and reinstalling ...
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How can I cancel opening a folder in Windows Explorer?

I am forced to use a Windows machine for some parts of my job, but I am not a Windows guy, so there may be some obvious solution to this that I am missing. Sometimes, when I am browsing files in ...
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Prevent - “java” is not recognized as an internal or extenal command

The "java is not recognized as an internal or extenal command." is a fairly common problem. Note that I am not looking for a solution to this. If someone came here for such a solution, it can be found ...
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cant “takeown” files permission with win7 in external drive

I am trying to take ownership of the files in my external harddrive by using the command below in win7 ultimate C:\Windows\system32>takeown /F "F:\ebooks\" /D /R But i get the error ERROR: ...
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Using Microsoft Virtual WiFi to connect to 2nd network

I have read up a bit on the Microsoft Virtual WiFi feature in Windows 7, and am confused as to its capablities. Does this allow me to connect to two networks using a single physical wireless adapter? ...
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Does my hard drive has a bad sector?

I ran Windows drive error check and got this message: Windows replaced bad clusters in file ###### Does this mean that my hard drive now has a bad sector and it needs to be replaced? Or is this ...
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Dual boot with Win7 Pro 64-bit and XP Pro 32-bit - getting BSOD

New Dell Optiplex 3030 AIO with pre-installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Shrank existing partition, created and formatted new partition. Boot from Win XP CD... loads all drivers and get BSOD "A problem has ...
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searching a folder using a specific folder

I have a folder on my desktop full of MS Word documents, so I'd like to find out which ones contain a particular word in a specific font, namely ADJECTIVE, that is the word adjective both capitalized ...
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Slipstream updates into Windows 7

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 ISO that has all the updates included. The theory is that when Windows is installed, it included all the latest updates, so I don't need to reboot 5 times to install ...
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How do I copy a column of numbers to another column while excluding cells with zero or blank?

I have a column containing zeros, blanks, and numbers greater than zero. I want to copy just the cells containing numbers greater than zero to another column of contiguous cells (no placeholder cells ...
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How to clear content of a lot of text files fast under Windows

I have folder with logs. This folder contains a lot of log files. I cannot delete these files because server keep it. But I can remove content of every file. It is very annoying to open each file and ...
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Force-reset laptop battery statistics

On my Acer Aspire S3 laptop-of-almost-3-years BatteryInfoView says that the battery's capacity is at roughly 35%. So, whereas once it would hold for 4,5 hours, now it's down to 1:45 at best. However, ...
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Auto backup files/folders upon a specific external HDD connection

Could you help me with this: is there a way, a program that could be set to automatically back up certain files and folders from my laptop HDD to a specific external one when it is connected to the ...
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Are earphones and headphones regional?

I have an MSi laptop that I purchased from Newegg in the USA and I have since moved to China. I bought a pair of Chinese earphones that work with my desktop, however it does not work with my laptop. ...
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One way back up on Google Drive?

Is it possible to automatically upload whatever is in a particular folder on my computer to google drive but not download what is on google drive and missing on my computer? If yes how?
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Pentium 3 GHZ Dell high CPU usage while using Windows 8.1 and chrome

My CPU load is high with windows 8.1 and Chrome latest version. I have a Dell 3 GHZ with 2.5GB of RAM. All tests are fine except browsing is sluggish and makes noise and sometimes crashes. Task ...
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How to merge images per day using gdal-merge and cmd(.bat file)

There are 4 to 5 projected images in one day. Let's say I have all the projected images for 3 days. For day 1, the file name are: T2010232034000.L2.Tera.tif T2010232035000.L2.Tera.tif ...
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Windows 7 don't use VPN connection

I have a Windows 7 computer connected to a VPN (PPTP). This VPN is only being used to access a remote server, and is quite slow. So, I'd like to browse the internet directly, not over the VPN. On OS ...
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Driver state failure gtx 780m windows 8.1

I recently installed the gtx 780m into my MSI ms 1762 barebone laptop. After installing the vbios windows was able to detect and install drivers for the card through windows update. But when I try to ...
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Connecting 2 monitors to laptop

I have Lenovo thinkpad E530, with: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (Driver 8.15.10.2639) Windows 7 (64 bit) Intel64 Family 6 2095 MHz Processor (Intel Core i7) Built in display connector type LVDS I have ...
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How to force all Apache connections to use TLSv1.1 or TLSv1.2

I haven't been able to find a solution for this, if there is please do refer to it. Running: Windows7 x64 Apache 2.4.4 OpenSSL 1.0.1j and have the following in my httpd_ssl ...
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Event Viewer snapin fails after a power outage

I was in the middle of opening a saved event log from another computer when our building was hit with a power outage, and my desktop is not protected. After recovering from the power outage, I get an ...