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Do I need a Windows 7 SP1 key to use an SP1 installer?

I'm performing a fresh install of Windows 7 Pro on a machine with an associated product key, but there's no longer a windows partition (can't create a recovery cd) and I don't have the installation ...
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CHROME SETTINGS: Change the homepage and search engine settings in Google Chrome V39

I need to setup Chrome so that the homepage is that of the schools website and the search engine is that of the schools custom one. I know I can sign in to all the computers to sync the the homepage ...
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Reformat USB with unrecognized partition

I have a USB drive, and I used Debian Linux to flash it with a bootable version of Linux. However, now Windows won't recognize it anymore. It shows up in Disk Management like this: But if I try to ...
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Remove Recent Places from Windows 7 Favorites using Batch or Registry?

How do you remove the Recent Places shortcut from the Favorites side bar in Windows 7 using a batch file or from the registry? For example, when running a batch file to configure, add, and remove ...
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Counting the number of comments that have no reply in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

Is there any way to count the number of comments that have no reply in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI? I use Adobe Acrobat Pro XI with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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unetbootin windows 7 boot-loop

I created a windows 7 usb stick with unetbootin on ubuntu. When I restart the computer from usb, I get to a screen with only one option: 'default' and a contdown for 10 seconds. When I choose this ...
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RDP Wrapper Library by Stas'M and multisession

http://stascorp.com/load/1-1-0-63 I'm using this patch to enable RDP on Win7 and enable multi-loggon to the 1 account for 2 users. But there is some problem. When i connect to the 1 account when other ...
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Mapping one IP address to another in the 'hosts' file [duplicate]

The hosts file (%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) lets you make google.com point to, for example, 127.0.0.1 on your local machine, but what if I wanted to make, say, 192.168.1.5 point to ...
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dllhost.exe COM surrogate

Okay, I didn't know why this is happen, but when I do the usual task with my laptop, like surfing on the internet, and open windows explorer, firefox. At that time my used ram was 45% to 55%, but ...
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Wrapper for Windows command line tool

Using Windows 7, I want to write a wrapper for some command line tools to simplify their usage. Say I regularly use this executable with following options someTool.exe -i infile -a option1 -b option2 ...
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Screen resolution can to be set properly

A friend of mine bought a new machine for his parents. It is runnning Windows 7 and has an AMD APU. The monitor only has an analogue connector. If I try to set the resolution of the monitor to the ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials quarantine location

Security Essentials has quarantined a file i need, it says it cannot restore it. Where does Security Essentials store its quarantined files? I have searched and cannot find its location. Windows ...
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Synaptics Touchpad Windows 7 Driver Continually Installs HID-Compliant instead of Proprietary

My Problem My Acer e5-521-66sn Synaptics Touchpad in Windows 7 uses no gestures and installs as a generic Windows mouse and not Synaptics brand. I have recently undergone the extremely annoying ...
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Wireless not working after maintenance on laptop

i was doing some maintenance on a laptop with overheating issues, but after i re-assembled it, it became apparent that the wlan chip doesnt show up in the 'network adapters' list, nor does it connect ...
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How to lock a file in Windows?

Is there a way to lock a file with in-house means so it can't be deleted or overwritten? For testing of copy scripts I need to lock files temporarily to check the error handling in the scripts. Till ...
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HP Pavilion g7 - Windows 7 - Fan stops after 10 minutes

Recently my laptop fan is acting very weird. I have installed Core Temp to view temperatures. When my pc is idle, nothing's wrong, the fan acts as it should. But when I start gaming, or do anything ...
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Desktop icon spacing changed after monitor replacement

I just replaced my monitor with a TV Monitor of the same resolution and size (22" 1920x1080), but when I restarted Windows the icon were in a different position. I was expecting this kind of ...
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Computer will not boot / hardware malfunctions after replacing graphics card

The current problem: my computer will not boot. Each time there are different issues but the common factor is that it never gets in to Windows 7. The most common problem is that, about 30 seconds ...
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What does Mono Mix in Windows 7 do?

When you right click on the volume icon, select playback devices, and click properties on "speakers and headphones" and go to levels, there is an option called "mono mix" which only has the mute ...
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RamMap can't see what takes up memory

My pc is always using 2-3gb of ram in idle and I can't see why I have been searching for the solution for some time with rammap, but it always ends up at look at the process private active usage, ...
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Computer Randomly Keeled Over

Ok, so my computer will not boot Windows 7. I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14, where I had to click enter on Ubuntu's Boot Menu (In Grub) to get to Windows 7. I turned on my computer on the ...
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How to disable “Installer Detection” feature of UAC in Windows 7 Home Premium?

This is a follow-up to my earlier question: How to force any program to run with no admin privileges in Windows 7? First, I have no idea why there isn't an option to at least try running any program ...
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hotkey to switch between speakers and heaphones

I looked at this querstion, but it is not applicable, as I only have one playback device listed by windows: the motherboard's built in audio processor. I want to be able to switch between my desktop ...
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New PNY 64 GB 3.0 USB Thumb Drive Not Showing up in Windows 7

Just bought this thumb drive, I plug it into my desktop, and nothing shows up in File Manager or anything else. It is listed in my Device Manager, but doesn't seem to be recognized fully. The thumb ...
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Can't install wireless drivers to Windows 7 on an external drive

Today I installed Windows 7 to a 1TB external USB hard drive. Everything worked fine, set up Windows and went to install drivers so I could connect to my LAN. My primary OS is Ubuntu, so I booted into ...
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Windows Explorer and Updater unstable after plugging a USB device

I recently plugged my usual USB key in my computer, but Windows Explorer started to get extremely slow and wouldn't open anything. I tried to check for updates but the Updater stays blank as soon as I ...
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Having Multiple network connections in windows 7

I have doubt with network connections and i want to clear it. I want to how how multiple connection work. Suppose i have 3 network adapters in my virtual machine Eth0: is the host only network with ...
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AMD drivers will not install properly

I have the same problem as in here : AMD Graphics Drivers won't install properly I have done all the steps that are instructed there, but when I am installing the drivers, it does this: ...
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Best approach for having an auto-restarting SSH tunnel service in Windows?

I use an SSH tunnel (with certain parameters, e.g. forwarding certain ports) to this server I work with. I run putty with the appropriate profile and everything works fine. But - I want this to happen ...
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Uninstall BuyNSave extension permanently

How do I find out what program keeps installing BuyNSave extension in Google Chrome? I removed all extensions from Chrome, uninstalled all suspicious applications, but still, BuyNSave appears after ...
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Computer freezing: need help - fresh install of windows

I am having daily (or more frequent) freezes that require me to hard restart my PC each time. This is very annoying and I would love to receive some help or advice on finding and solving my issue. PC ...
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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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How to run audio from a batch file without any windows showing

Can it be done without any 3rd party software and if not, what should I use?
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Task Manager processes tab showing exe named eprxymq.exe with a Google Chrome description

My Task Manager processes tab showing exe named eprxymq.exe with a Google Chrome description have been showing up with several entries (more than 5 ) in my task manager. I have done an internet ...
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Hard drive won't connect to PC

I loaned my Seagate 500G GB external harddrive to a friend recently so that he could put some TV series on it, but he said (upon returning it) that after he started the transfer, for some reason it ...
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Is it possible to replace default Windows color picker dialog?

I am using software like text editors or development tools that use default Windows color picker dialog. Is there a way to intercept somehow calls to windows color picker dialog and show custom ...
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BSOD after running Virtual Router

I have downloaded and installed Virtual Router Manager 0.9 under Windows 7 from virtualrouter.codeplex.com. It is great. But while running, a blue screen of death suddenly appears randomly every time ...
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Which bit version of windows 7 would be better from a gaming perspective? Core 2 duo (T6400) + 4GB [on hold]

I am re-installing windows 7 on an old HP dv6 laptop. It was running win 7 64 bit, however I figured there might be a slight performance boost if I would downgrade to 32-bit. I have been reading ...
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HP 6910p battery charging very slowly

My laptop battery charge rate is very slow. It charges between 50% - 100% in almost 4, 5 hours. It's running normal on AC adapter without any problem but running very slow on battery mode. So can one ...
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Recover disappeared files on NTFS HD after CHKDSK

On my computer with Win7, after only one execution of CHKDSK, all files disappear on my secondary HD (around 500Gb of very important data). I read the CHKDSK logfile and it has found many mistakes on ...
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My explorer.exe not function when starts [on hold]

Many errors I hv seen of my log-in black screen laptop. Money Run Time Error,'Fun Nest Win 2014 8B5CA3017D7F,explorer's application errors and else What is the main problem causes this? Can someone ...
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Connecting with SMBCLIENT to Windows 7 produces error: “protocol negotiation failed: ERRDOS:ERRnomem”

We've got a home network that has a mix of different operating systems, including two Windows 7 Ultimate PCs, a couple of Android phones, a MacBook Pro and two Linux PCs. My housemates own all but the ...
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CentOS 7 installation issue due to unsupported virtualization by my CPU

I need to Install CentOS 7 on my computer for preparation of my RHCSA/RHCE 7 exams. I have a laptop that has a 64 bit CPU (with 64 bit Windows 7 installed on it), but the CPU does not support ...
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Why can't I boot off a USB device on my new PC without getting an error message?

I have just built a PC and am trying to reinstall windows 7 ultimate after it installed in a corrupted state. Basically I was having a problem that was shown in this thread but I was unable to access ...
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I accidentally update my bluetooth driver, now it won't work

Okay, because some reason I update my bluetooth driver with the suggestion of driverIdentifier, and I choose Bluetooth_Atheros_8.0.1.322_W81x64_A, at the end of installation it says bluetooth suite is ...
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Multiple desktop shortcuts script [on hold]

How do I create a script that will create a separate shortcut on the desktop for different programs/files? I have altered the provided example script but it fails.
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How to stop windows explorer from taking up 70 percent of CPU?

So when I start up my computer, (windows 7), I always run task manager to kill any buggy programs if they occur. About a week ago, when I did so, I noticed that Explorer.exe was taking up 70 percent ...
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Cancel AVG through task manager gives “Access Denied”

When I start up my computer (windows 7), AVG starts up. Usually this isnt a bad thing, but recently it's been taking up close to 40 percent of the listed CPU according to task manager. When I ...
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Upgrading from Windows CE 6.0 to Windows 7?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a USB drive (as in, boot from USB) to upgrade from Windows CE 6.0 up to Windows 7. I have searched online for a solution, but to no avail. I currently have a ...
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Windows installer fails to update itself with error 0x80073701 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING and will not load any other updates

Another symptom is that it claims that there has been no last update installation ever. It quotes a null in a non-existing source code file on somebody's d: drive: 2014-12-27 00:12:17, Error ...