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What can be done to reduce Windows 7 system size on an already-installed system?

Typical size of an Ubuntu system: ~4 GB, including filesystem inefficiencies. You can usually fit an archived backup onto a DVD without even compressing it. Typical size of a Windows 7 system: more ...
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Still getting “scan and fix” popup, even though Shell Hardware Detection is stopped and disabled [duplicate]

When I connect a particular USB drive to my computer, Windows pops up its annoying "scan and fix" dialog. I have read in many places that stopping and disabling the Shell Hardware Detection service ...
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Macro (Need help writing) in excel 2010

I am trying to write a macro that will compare column A and column B. I need it to look at the first number on A and see if there is a match on B. If there is I need it to delete the cell in A and B. ...
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Windows 7 clock out of sync?

I have Winows 7 Enterprise on brand new laptop (HP G2). BIOS is updated, every driver is installed. Clock in BIOS is set to correct time, Windows time have correct time. But after some time it is 20 ...
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USB not showing up, switching from Ubuntu 14.10 to Windows 7

My PC came with Ubuntu 14.10, I'm trying to make a bootable Windows 7 USB. I've heard that I need to downgrade to 13.10 to get WinUSB to work since it just simple WILL NOT WORK no matter what I do, ...
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File copying not was not sucessful while updating the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver for windows 7

I have gone through this Post before asking a new one but didn't solve my problem.So i am asking it here. By this site I performed a system analysis to check for any updates with drivers and got the ...
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Windows 7 - make text and other items larger or smaller

So I recently selected to make my stuff larger and I notice that some applications' dialogs seem to cut off In my example above the bottom is being cut off and I cannot resize the window. Is there ...
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After much repair, computer won't give me the option to choose which drive to boot from [duplicate]

Background (Quick description of how I got to my current situation) Over the past few days I've been having boot issues (my fault) -- I installed Windows 7 on a new SSD I purchased, and it was great ...
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Can't install Windows 7, software center crashing

This computer came with Ubuntu installed and I want to install Windows 7 from a USB. For some reason it won't let me. I've mounted the ISO onto the USB and tried to boot from it (with safe boot ...
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Mouse Not Working in Remote Desktop Connection

I am connecting from a work computer running Windows 7 Enterprise to my home computer running Windows 8.1 Pro. I am able to connect and the keyboard works just fine, but the mouse is not visible or ...
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Visual Studio 2013 - can one de-Register?

Having applied a Product Key to Visual Studio 2013 Professional, can anyone tell me if the number of times a Product Key can be applied is limited? I can't find an option to de-register an ...
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Computer locks up at random with no BSOD - now with more info

Seemingly at random, my computer locks up and doesn't Blue Screen. It has happened when I am playing a game, watching a video, when I first turn on my computer or when I have logged in. It is usually ...
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How to make most stupid synchronization ever?

I am using different PC-s at work, at home and at weekdays. And often I have to work from home and on weekdays. I am a little bit tired of clouds,misused subversion, external drives, setting up server ...
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Why my Headphone's not working properly?

I am facing headphone setup problem in my laptop. I can hear sounds from youtube with my head set. But, i can't hear sound from music files in my computer. I am using windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. I have ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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Date types management mismatch (2-digits year) - on copy/paste user action

I find a strange inconsistency when copying-pasting dates on MS Excel, when they have a 2 digits year. I work on a machine Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and my Excel is a 2010 version. PROBLEM ...
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SSD is recognized by linux liveUSB but not by Windows on Asus G73JW laptop

I have an Asus G73JW laptop, which has two hard drive slots. In the first slot, I have a HDD containing Windows 7. In the second slot, I just inserted an SSD (OCZ Vertex 4) with linux formatting that ...
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Auto fill recorded data file for chrome

I have auto fill option activated on my chrome browser. I use Windows 7. I ma looking for the file that stores the data previously recorded as "Auto Fill" such as login username. I know that such ...
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Laptop Turning On and Off

Just for a heads up, I am not computer hardware savvy, but I do have a basic understanding of parts and what they do. I have not replaced any parts other than the hard drive but that was before the ...
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Folders and files turned to green

After formating my computer, some folders and files turned to green and now I cannot open certain files. From the properties of the disk, I am not able uncheck "Encrypt content to secure data". How ...
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Installing 32 bit Windows 7 Guest Virtual Machine on 64 bit OSX Host

I'm using VirtualBox to attempt to install 32 bit Windows 7 Pro as guest on a 64 bit OSX 10.8.5 host. Windows attempts to load its setup program and throws an error: "Windows failed to start..." ...
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Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (DNS server) is not responding" error message in Windows 7

Windows 7Pro x64 8 GB RAM I have: UNplugged my cable router and wireless router, plugged back in flushed DNS, Register DNS, release IP, renew IP Tried assigning a static address using googles DNS ...
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BAcking up webmail emails while migrating to new mail server [on hold]

How do I backup with retrieve facility for future use all mail box data of webmail server as we are migrating to another server ?
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What does a tiny person icon in front of a folder icon mean in Windows Explorer, Win 7?

Please consider the following screen shot from Win 7 Windows Explorer: I'm puzzled by "rcook", particularly by the little figure in front of the yellow folder. The figure resembles one Windows ...
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Optimal setting for advanced parameters for Realtek PCI-e GBE family network card

superusers. I am trying to get the best possible setting for my Realtek PCI-e GBE family controller network card so that when it will be literally minimal or zero lag when playing online game. ...
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Low Disk Space on Windows 7 [on hold]

This is about my office computer (Windows 7) on which I want to install TeXmaker. I realised that I had not enough disk space for TeXMaker. However I thought it would be a good idea to uninstall ...
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Windows 7 dos batch file to open file read second or third line and rename file to found text [on hold]

I have about two thousand text files I need to rename, but I need to open the file find the line starting with the letter "O", extract the "O" and the next five characters, close the file, then rename ...
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How to decrease microphone buffer size

How do I decrease the microphone buffer size on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine (Sony Vaio notebook)? Sound card is "Realtek High Definition Audio". EDIT: "When recording audio into your computer, ...
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Windows FTP server that needs 99.9% up-time, virtualbox or dual boot? [on hold]

I currently have an FTP server running on Windows 7 via VirtualBox. I have all the network-adapter and port-forwarding stuff done so the server is accessible outside the network. It is ready to go ...
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How to clone SSD on PC while OS is running?

I have on my PC a Intel 120GB SSD (the windows drive) and a 1TB HDD. I want to replace the Intel 120GB SSD with a Crucial 256GB SSD (and after that use the intel drive as a third drive). How can I ...
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Windows gets stuck uninstalling display languages

I'm trying to clear up some room on my PC, and I've got a tonne of languages installed that I want to uninstall, but every time I try it just sit here for a while: Then (after a while) it gets ...
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Why do I lose data speed on my desktop (WLAN) without loosing signal?

I am running Windows 7 SP1 and I’ve just bought a Wi-Fi card (plugged in pci on my motherboard) for my desktop. My wireless adapter is a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter TL-WN851ND (US TP-Link page in ...
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System wide file associations in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm having trying to get a system wide file association set on Windows 7 (more specifically trying to get .jnlp associated properly with javaws.exe). It's associated properly under the admin ...
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GRUB (with theme) messing up graphics after booting an entry

I have to set up a HP ProDesk 600 G1 desktop computer: Intel i5-4590 CPU with integrated HD Graphics 4600. When using a theme in GRUB (no matter which one), selecting an entry in the menu and booting ...
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Windows Installed Updates - Remove grouping by program [duplicate]

Background In Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Installed Updates one can view all updates, sorting them by date installed. However, these updates are grouped by program before being ...
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environment variable in registry on windows 7 x64

Im playing around with this guide for creating a default profile on Win7 and can't seem to get it working correcting: ...
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3 Finger Flick/Swipe gestures on Windows

I'm using an HP Envy 6 which has a Multitouch touchpad. The Synaptics tool looks like this: As you can see there is a provision of 3 finger swipe gestures, but sadly there's no 'settings' icon next ...
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Missing registry keys (Jet 4.0)

After having some issues with OLE DB provider I am following this article the try and resolve the issue. I am ensure the following point is addressed: The Access database is secured and the ...
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Require user passwords on windows on specific time range?

How can I make Windows ask for user credential on login only on specific days, or any other time range? Inspired by this question only for linux, it give me the same idea because I have similar ...
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Windows not recognizing CD/DVD drive

I have an Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 7. It has (suddenly) stopped recognizing any CD/DVD that I put in the drive. When I insert a disk, it seems to be processing it for a couple of seconds ...
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My computer has a blue screen suddenly this morning [on hold]

After I get up, I start up my computer(windows 7) as usual. When I enter my password, it showed blue screen then it showed the enter password page again, after I enter the password, it showed blue ...
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Windows' Security warning on all files on local drives

Users usually can download portable software and use it from local drives withount any warning. (I mean small executables just as putty.exe or a portable application from PortableApps.com) However ...
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Pagination problems in book-length document in Word

Pagination is continuous until page 543, then starts over at 1. I have tried to use the page format option to either continue from the previous section or to start new with the number 544. The ...
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Install grub for multiple OS

On my PC, I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Mageia distribution. Recently I installed Windows 7 on a partition but could not get my grub back. I tried boot-repair but in vain and mageia is getting loaded. How ...
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How to identify which process is drawing overlays on Windows desktop

I get random overlays as seen in the screenshot below - the boxes showing [191, 187] and [239, 172]. The numbers are never the same. They stay there even though all program windows are minimised and ...
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WIFI not turned on

I have a desktop system. Previously tried to "wireless" connect my new printer. Worked some and then stopped. I then just connected via wire. Recently received a Amazon Echo which requires hookup to ...
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recover deleted file from network share [on hold]

I accidentally deleted some files from a network share and need to recover them. The workstation runs win7pro the files were saved on a win2003 server. I have tried the "Right Click, Properties, ...
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Length duration of customly selected videos

When I watch videos I would like to get length on selected videos. It's easy to do that with whole playlist in VLC, but I would like to select some movies from the playlist. I am using windows 7 x64
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Can't install Internet Explorer 9 in Windows 7 x86

I need Internet Explorer 9 for developing. So I go here and I can download it only for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. However when I try to install I get the error (translated): This version ...
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MS Word chops characters after a newline

I have this problem where when a line has reached it's max and auto "new line"s (or if I press shift+return, the new words/characters are chopped off. I have already have played around with line ...