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Google Chrome Privacy Error NET::ERR_CERT_DATE_INVALID

Background: I'm running Windows 7 SP1. Using Chrome 39.0.2171.95 m. For a while my computer's clock was set to sync with time-b.nist.gov automatically, but the correct time would never display. It ...
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Dual Monitors Causes Crashes/Blackouts?

Just built a new system, and as soon as I plugged in the second monitor (computer was sleeping, I believe) the computer blue-screened: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, atikmdag.sys Then latter, I ...
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Public Desktop icons plus more not showing

We have one user on one computer that all of the Public Desktop icons is missing from her computer, plus things like recycle bin. Her personal icons are showing as they should, just not the public ...
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Stop automatically scanning for Wi-Fi on Linux Mint

How can I disable the automatic scan for other Wi-Fi networks when I'm already connected on Linux Mint? I have an HP laptop with touchscreen buttons and the Wi-Fi button doesn't act as usual. It ...
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Manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking

Is it possible to manually set the microphone volume in Dragon NaturallySpeaking? The Dragon NaturallySpeaking Audio Setup Wizard automatically determines the supposedly best microphone volume (some ...
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Win7 not shutting down and not locking

Has anyone else experienced recently (and found a solution for)? Windows SP1 64-bit not shutting down; all icons are gone, the background image is still on the screen, the HD light is only ...
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no logon server available

I am providing laptop support to a user in another state. I'd hate for the user to have to ship the laptop back just for me to login and create a local profile for the user. The OS is Windows 7 and I ...
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WiFi network keep disconnecting

I'm connected through wifi router and I'm experiencing some issues with the network. Sometimes, the wifi connection is disabled and I couldn't connect to the network again. When I disable and ...
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How to tell if programs using Java

How can I tell if programs are using Java? We are going to update to 8. Is there ascript to run?
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Binding 2 windows together for alt+tab usage

My basic developing workflow consists of a text editor and a command prompt. These are almost always used in tandem, side-by-side. So, to me they are essentially one window. An annoyance that I have ...
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Check Disk Usage in Windows 7

How do I view the disk usage of all folders in Windows 7? I need to get the same result I would in Linux with the command df -h. I'm mainly interested in seeing which disk and folder is consuming the ...
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Install Windows 7 on bootcamp with broken DVD drive

I'm upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 on 15 iMacs with Snow Leopard using bootcamp. Unfortunately on one of the iMacs the DVD drive seems to be broken. What are my options ? Can I use an USB ...
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How to login to a Mac to access files from a PC?

I have a MacMini running Yosemite and a PC running Windows7. I want to copy some files from the Pc to the MAc For some reason the Mac cannot see the PC on the network, but the PC can see the Mac. ...
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match product and copy a row range to Sheet 2

I have 2 Sheets. In Sheet1 I have a list of products (400) in column A. In colums B to M is the space for the names of 10 different owners, but each product could have any number of owners in one of ...
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winlogon.exe corrupted. Regular fixing methods do not work

In the morning, when I switched on my computer, I was faced with an error saying that winlogon.exe is missing or corrupted. I logged on to my USB OS and replaced the winlogon.exe on the computer ...
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Understanding Memory.dmp file drive failure

I have a desktop Windows 7 PC that keeps randomly rebooting, so I looked in the event log an there was lot of Critical kernel-power events followed by a bugcheck events. The bugcheck event pointed ...
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How do I remove Computrace from the BIOS

I picked up a computer from my barber and it looks like it's got Computrace installed. Which I'm presuming is the culprit for it randomly bluescreening. Is there any way to remove this garbage from ...
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Expired web/SSL certificate error on only one computer

I have a strange problem with one website's SSL certificate that only affects one computer. The site works fine on other computers with no error. I do not own or administer the website, but because ...
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Why is Windows 7 & Win 8 Clipboard mysteriously being cleared?

Over the last few months i have noticed that both my win7 and win8 machines mysteriously clear the clipboard. I am sure that prior to this, when I copied something it would remain on the clipboard ...
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Can you disable sticks of RAM in windows without physically removing them?

I think I'm having RAM issues with one of the games I'm playing. It will slowly start dropping frames until it becomes very hard to play. I ran memtest86 and it identified some errors and bad ...
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DVD-RW unit now appears as a CD-ROM unit in “Computer”, can burn DVDs but opens them as folders

My Windows 7 laptop has a DVD-RW unit which has always been recognized as such in the "Computer" Windows Explorer window and has been able to burn ISO images or data folders to both blank CDs and DVDs ...
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How to use testDisk to fix partitioning trouble

I have Laptop Dell with Winodows 7 as primary OS. Also, I have Ubuntu as dual booting with Windows. I got booting trouble. I can't access to my files in both Windows and Ubuntu. My hope is testDisk to ...
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All Programs Crashing - Multiple Error Logs Included - Help Needed

My desktop has been unusable for several months now. Whenever I open a program, especially one with a heavy focus on moving visuals the application will crash within a few minutes. With some ...
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Can not restore minimized/switched full-screen applications/games

Recently I re-installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 with all available updates downloaded for both Windows and Drivers and with no problems at all. Everything was good but when last night I started ...
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Gateway E4500D dual processor

I have a Gateway E-4500D with dual 2.8 g processors can I use a 64bit OS? I want to upgrade to windows 7 64.
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Is the voice command “transfer” to transfer text from the dictation box to the application supposed to work?

Once I'm done dictating in the dictation box, I can transfer the text with the voice command "transfer text" or "click transfer". The official Dragon NaturallySpeaking manual says that one can use ...
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VPN can access network drives by IP but not by computer name

I have a VPN set up on my laptop. When I take it out of the office I can't access mapped network drives. I noticed that all my network drives went something like \\THE-FILE-SERVER\Data, but when I ...
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Outlook not showing mails when using quicksearch

When I use the quick search tool in Outlook 2013, it returns only entries from the Lync conversation history folder. Only when I click on "show more search results" at the bottom of the list will ...
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How can I get a better control over the brightness [duplicate]

I have a Dell xps17 (windows 7) and I find the brightness control very annoying. I often work during night time and the lower settings is fine but if I increase the brightness settings by just one ...
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How to install the Microsoft TTS voices in Windows 7?

I've downloaded the language data MSIs from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27224, after successfully installing the runtime and the SDK. But when I try to install any of the ...
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How to solve win7 freeze? [duplicate]

I just click firefox and it totally freezed that keyboard or mouse couldn't move anymore... In three days recently, my win7 freezed 4 times. How to know which part of hardware or software caused ...
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Optimum way to back up my ultra-book running on windows 7? [on hold]

Note: My laptop does not have an optical drive. How can I backup my laptop such that I retain all my app settings and I don't have to reconfigure it all again. I am more interested in a local ...
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Harddisk reinstalled - can data be recovered?

We have a laptop here which had Ubuntu installed on it. When it came back we removed the old partitions, created a new one and installed Windows 7 on it. This install is still fresh. Will it be ...
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Lost partition restoration [duplicate]

While trying to install my bios update on windows 7 the installation program made an automated allocation for 8GB(volume 2 partition 2 of Type Fat32). But the allocation happened by substracting these ...
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How to connect to wifi with local access only?

I need to connect to my modem through local only, while the other computers continue to have both local and internet connectivity. Is this possible? My OS is Windows 7 64bit
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Windows Explorer or filesystem not accessible by apps after some uptime

I am running Windows 7 and after an unknown amount of uptime Firefox, Google Chrome and other apps are not able to access the filesystem anymore until I restart the apps. Whats happening is the ...
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How to reset arrow key orientation rotation by 90 degrees?

Somehow the orientation of my arrow keys is rotated by 90 degrees. This means, when I press left, the cursor goes down, up is left, right is up and down is right. I tried to use another keyboard, but ...
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Make a program see the file-system differently on Windows

I'm using Winamp since god knows when. I have all my songs in the media library with all my mp3 files with all kind of cool statistics like how many times I've listened to each song, ratings etc. The ...
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Can I add more RAM to make my Samsung N-145 plus Netbook faster? [on hold]

Samsung N145 Plus. Intel Atom CPU N455@ 1.66 GHz. Win 7 Starter 32 Bit OS. I like this Netbook, but it is somewhat slow. I have already added a 2 GB RAM stick in place of the 1 GB that came with it. ...
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Keep display turned off despite notifications. Only turn display back on when human interaction occurs

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 running Windows 7 professional. Is there a way to configure the computer to, when the display is turned off, only turn back on when the user interacts with it (e.g. mouse ...
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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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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 ...