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Power plan keeps getting changed to 'turn off after 20 minutes'

In Windows 7, I go into the Control Panel and select the Always On power plan - it should never turn off the display or put the computer to sleep, but it keeps reverting to turning off the display ...
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Why are deleted default libraries (for file-organization) recreated automatically?

From time to time I delete some of the default libraries of Win7. But out of some reason, they are being recreated again and again. I did not figure out yet when exactly this happens (it's not on the ...
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Where to find Wi-Fi drivers for Acer netbook

I've installed Windows 7 on my Acer netbook. To connect my netbook to my WiFi router (ISP is BSNL), I need wireless adapter drivers. I've googled but could not find any drivers for this. Where can I ...
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cant download site I get error 403 No bucket list of xml

I tried to download this webby addy https://the-aware-life-9.s3.amazonaws.com/ and I get error 403 forbidden. I want to know how to get the downloads via WGET or whatever. I used httrack and it did ...
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External hard drive won't format due to “read-only” files

I have an external hard drive that has all of my media and files on it. It normally boots right up, but for some reason it's been having trouble. I normally use it on 2 computers, one with windows ...
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detect if a Windows shutdown command has been issued [duplicate]

Help for scripts to detect if the shutdown command has been issued (through the start menu by the user, or command line) issued in the command line.
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Can't Connect To VNC Server Through One Specific Wireless Access Point

I hope somebody can help me make sense of this: I have wireless access on my home router. In another part of the house, I have a wireless access point connected to my LAN (because it was out of range ...
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Windows updates failure configuring updates

I recently got a new computer and when i try to install the updates i get the following error "Failure configuring windows updates, reverting changes" this issue is really annoying because i can ...
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Laptop Bluray drive doesn't read any discs

No disc put into my drive will read. If I double-click in My Computer it ejects and asks me to insert a disc. CD, DVD, Bluray, video, audio, or data. Same results. I have an Asus N35SV laptop with ...
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Unknown devices in Devices and Printers

I can find plenty of information on troubleshooting them but there's no trouble to shoot. I'm just seeing "Unknown Device" in the "Unspecified" section of Devices and Printers. Properties shows them ...
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Way to view primary monitor from secondary

Setup: Windows 7 x64 Dual monitors Primary monitor is used for most programs Primary is also used for TV, and a game console. Secondary monitor is used for music, ...
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How to read this WinDbg dump

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17029 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\072814-13275-01.dmp] Mini Kernel Dump ...
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Powershell Add Firewall rule for remote desktop

I was running the following commands to enable remote desktop via powershell set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server' -name "fDenyTSConnections" -Value 0 and ...
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Multi-boot encrypted operating systems on EFI

I'm getting ready to "redo" my desktop computer, encrypting all of my partitions as I install the operating systems. I currently boot with EFI. I'm looking to install both Ubuntu 12.04 (really ...
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Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition - Can't install Windows 7

I received two computers, and they are both having identical problems. I am booting from USB and I see the hard drive, but I get this message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or ...
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How to reset windows 7 password when USB ports are also not working?

There is a strange problem with my Windows 7 HP laptop, which is further complicated by the fact that I donot remember administrator password. I was using the admin login through fingerprint reader, ...
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Bridge OpenVPN LAN adpater and let WiFi AP connect directly to the LAN

I want to share the so far unused WiFi connection on my PC with mobile devices in the house. This works fine if I set up the virtual OpenVPN LAN adapter to be my shared internet connection. If I ...
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Why is ReadyBoost only using 4GB when I have dedicated 32GB?

I don't know if I am reading this correctly, but why is ReadyBoost only using 4GB when I have dedicated 32GB?
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virtualbox connecting server and client

so I want to finally set up my home virtual environment.. basically just a Windows server machine and a client Windows 7. I tried to do it couple of times already, but after setting up the server I ...
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Creating hosted network with netsh when having to select the adapter

I'm on Win7. I usually create a hosted network by creating then executing a process that runs netsh wlan hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MYSSID key=MYPASSWORD keyusage=temporary. So far, no problem. ...
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Computer will not boot after motherboard swap

I have a HP pavilion dv7 which came with Win8. It was dropped and broke into two. 3 days later it completely stopped working. After some diagnosis I concluded it was the Motherboard. I could not find ...
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Cisco E2000 multiple guests access

If I have one guest it works fine but if a second guest is on, the first guest is automatically disconnected. What can I do to fix that?
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Github for windows not working after install

Today I have installed Github For Windows. I had installed Github For windows earlier and at that time it worked fine but due to some reason I had to uninstall it. Today when I installed Github again ...
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partition recovery diskpart clean

So i've done diskpart clean in one hard drive than i create 3 partitions the problem the client said that he needs backup at last second but we did the the format (what i say in the begin) any way ...
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Explorer opens new folders in old window

Let's say I have two folders on the desktop: Computer and Folder1. If I double click Computer, the Computer folder is opened in an Explorer window. If I then double click Folder1, the Explorer window ...
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SATA hot swap (AHCI mode), unplug data or power cable first?

How to hotswap Sata HDDs? After I choose 'Safely remove hardware' -> 'Eject WDC xxxxx ATA Device' what should I do? I've read this: 1-For unplugging I should unplug the data cable first then the power ...
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How to shrink an ext4 partition from Windows?

My system has three primary partitions: two NTFS (one "system-reserved") for Windows 7 and one ext4 for Linux. How can I shrink the ext4 partition from Windows? I've tried the built-in Disk ...
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How to remove old suggestions from Window + R? [duplicate]

Is there some way to remove old suggestions from the suggestions list displayed when you open the Win+R e.g. I get old non-existant files
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Settings on a window user reflected on another one

I am setting up a windows 7 machine to be shared by two users. The strange thing that happens is that if I edit the launch properties of a shortcut to a program on the desktop of one user, the same ...
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take/restore filesystem snapshots instantly and without reboot

I keep my workspace on a separate NTFS drive. Is it possible to instantly take snapshots (using COW) and restore them instantly too? The free space on the same filesystem is supposed to be used for ...
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Automatic system for os image creation/recovery

I will be doing some laptop cleaning with full disk format and os reinstal of Win7. And I thought about creating sepereate linux partition for os partition image. I know that It can be easily done ...
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OpenVPN GUI stopps working

I finally configured my OpenVPN Server v5 installed on Windows 7 machine. I have 25 clients which can reach it, ping it and do all the network traffic through the VPN. However, I need my server to be ...
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Windows 7 HOSTS files keeps reverting it's permission back to READ-ONLY

As a full-time Web Developer I am constantly adding fake domains to my Windows 7 HOSTS file to point a domain to my localhost web server that I develop on. I have even built a nice little PHP script ...
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Copy and paste windows 7

I have been using windows 7 for some time now and have always used copy and paste etc without a problem. I now highlight a section to copy but have to left click on my mouse to keep the highlighted ...
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Is it possible to automatically run a batch file as administrator

I am wondering whether it is possible to automatically open a batch file as admin when you double click on the batch file, because the commands need to be run with administrative rights. Note: I ...
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Deleting .dll files/folders fromOne More Game

To begin, my computer skills(?) are minimal and I am not a gamer. My computer runs Windows7. I downloaded VLC media player, and 'One More Game' piggy-backed onto my computer. Instant uninstall from ...
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How can a Windows disk rolback itself? Files left 3 months old only

I know it sounds like a cheap thriller and that its easy to jump to a conclusion that I am a certified idiot :) however I want to tell that I am in software consultancy business for 25 yrs and I cant ...
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Why is my HP Deskjet 1050 J410 being recognised as a HP Deskjet 2050 J510 for scanning purposes?

Windows 7 recognises my HP deskjet 1050 for printing, but if I want to scan anything it seems to believe that the machine is a 2050 J510. This is causing what I think is device driver confusion ...
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Applications and .bat script get locked in Windows 7 for some minutes

I am playing around with Windows batch scripts and simple C++ applications on a Windows7 64Bit PC. The problem I am facing is that I cannot modify neither the batchfile nor the mingw-exe for minutes ...
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Windows install (media drivers)

I have been trying to install windows 7 64bit onto my Ubuntu 12.04 machine for quite awhile. I succeeded in installing the win7 64bit iso onto my usb via unetbootin-linux-494 and formating the usb ...
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Easiest way to BSOD on a fresh install?

I want a fairly easy way to BSOD a fresh install of Windows 7 or 8 on purpose. Preferably offline, with nothing to undo to get it back up and running again as normal, i.e. a reboot should fix the ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon earphone port

I use ThinkPad X1 Carbon running with Windows 7 Professional and until recently there was no problem. Today, I found very strange trouble. I cannot use earphone. I see Headphones option in ...
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Laptop losing all wi-fi signal when it is physically moved

Recently I've started encountering a weird bug in my Windows 7 x64. I have an Asus N53SV with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. When I physically move the laptop, eg. move it to another room or just ...
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Freezing Issue on One Partition

Yesterday I pulled my boyfriend's laptop toward me on a table with some wood type ridges on it which caused the computer to bump a bit because of it's huge battery (my boyfriend bought this after the ...
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How to change Win + P monitor association

I figure someone must have ran into this before. I recently got a tri-monitor setup going and have two monitors in portrait mode to both sides of my main monitor. Now short of switching what output ...
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Reset file type associations on windows 7

I'm using lots of Binary Programs to open applications that are not actually installed on my system. They used to show up in the open with dialog window but I've moved the binary program to another ...
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How can I delete old IP configurations received via DHCP on Windows 7?

I noticed in the log of a DKIM verifier plugin for Thunderbird (that retrieves DNS servers to query from the OS configuration) that my Windows registry still has IP addresses for name server that ...
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I want to know the macros VBA command line for linking cells in an excel workbook [on hold]

Please am supposed to use macros to link cells in a workbook but appear to have a problem recording it. so i would appreciate it if someone can just give the VBA lines so i can iput them. Thanks in ...
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Administrator permission required to rename/create/delete directory on Desktop

I use Homeuser which is Administrator account on Windows7. Everytime I want to rename folder on desktop it asks me to give administrator rights. When I want to save a file on Desktop I can't because ...
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Some key combinations no longer work

I don't know how this happened, but I can't use shift+R, nor can I use shift+1, 2, 3, 4. I tried creating another user to see if the problem is there too, but for them it works fine. I can't use ...