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Why can't I see my usb drive during win 7 installation?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 professional SP1 64 bits on a NVMe SSD from a USB drive. I know Windows 7 does not have NVMe support so I need to install the drivers during the installation. The ...
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BCDEdit store location

Quick backstory: I'm attempting to resolve "unknown errors" that come up trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Whether or not this issue has anything to do with it doesn't matter, I just ...
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Wifi access not allowing access to all sites (several incoming/outgoing IP blocked by ZoneAlarm) - hacking attempts?

Few months ago I was using my own internet (wifi in my own studio, under windows 7) and I was able to access any website I wanted. However, since few weeks, I moved into a shared housing and also use ...
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RAM memory allocated to windows 7 64bits guest machine in virtualbox

I have a laptop with 12GB of RAM running xubuntu then I have windows 7 64bits running as a guest machine in virtualbox. My question is: I have allocated 6GB of RAM to windows 7 guest machine in the ...
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PC crashes randomly on load

So my PC is pretty old(2010) but most parts are new. Only PSU and MB is old. The problem is that when PC is running something extensive like demanding PC game it crashes. But not always... Like when I'...
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Could not connect galaxy s3 i9300 using smart switch & Samsung kies after rooting

I have done a backup of my galaxy s3 4.3 using smart switch so i can recover my data after doing an update to 5.1.1 of android version. After the update i was not been able to connect via smart ...
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Windows: Pagefile on RAMDisk beneficial in some cases?

I want to disable my page file in Windows 7. The reason is I'm running a complex virtual environment where disk writes are REALLY slow, so I want to minimize Windows writing to disk. My problems is ...
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Wireless Mouse/Keyboard Seem to slow down my machine | Windows 7

Okay, so recently I got a wireless mouse and keyboard and tried using them, however after so may minutes (15-20) I notice a very abrupt plummet in performance power. Web Pages take forever to load up,...
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Why do I have to turn off the Firewall in Windows-7 to print to my wireless printer?

I cannot print to my wireless printer unless firewall is turned off in windows-7. This printer works fine from other computers connected to my wireless network. I thought that it used to work from ...
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Replacing old, discontinued drivers

I have a laptop mounting an ATI HD 3000 series graphic cards, and the ATI Radeon website says that those drivers have been discontinued in 2013. The most recent upgrade of a game I'm running warns me ...
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Bing Chromium at startup [on hold]

I have found a solution for Chromium with Bing opening on startup by default. Go to start & search for "chromium" Right-click on Chromium & select "Open file location" Right-click "...
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teamviewer when I paste a file from Windows 7 to MacBook pro finder, it pastes 2nd file with suffic

From Windows 7 desktop, I use Teamviewer 11 to remote control my MacBook pro, on same LAN. At Windows explorer, I copy 2 files. (Files with same exact filename are already on mac.) At MacBookPro (...
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Windows 7 doesn't copy files into the same folder anymore

For several years, I used to Copy+Paste files into the same folder for simple, manual version control. Windows 7 would just create a new file with a suffix "- Copy" added to it. This is not working ...
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New headset, cannot find boot option

I have a new void headset, but I am having the issue where the driver signature cannot be verified. I tried the general solution which is pressing f8 to disable the signature command in the bios setup,...
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Installing Pioneer BD-ROM BDC-TD01 Firmware Updater: Target is not found?

As you see in the device manager list of my SONY VPCCW1NFX/B laptop, there's only the Optiarc BD-ROM BC-5500S4 device available under the DVD/CD-ROM drivers subcategory. where their should be another ...
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Prevent Windows and apps from using hard drive to increase battery life

I've recently found out that HDDs consume ~6 times less power when not spinning, and so I thought it would be interesting to see by how much my battery life would increase if I minimized hard drive ...
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How to reduce Google Chrome's CPU usage spikes?

I use Google Chrome on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate with a decently fast laptop (4-core i7-3610QM, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD). I noticed that after starting Google Chrome, it has some clear CPU usage spikes, ...
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Enabling USB to Windows XP in Hyper-V on Windows 10

My homebuilt computer runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro with 8 GB of RAM, a Gigabyte UD3 motherboard and an AMD Phenom Duo Black processor. It originally had Windows 7 Pro. I have an Epson Perfection 3200 ...
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Installing a version of windows that is from a retail ISO-with an OEM key? [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone could explain to me if a Downloaded ISO that happens to be Windows 7 Home Premium-Retail Edition, can be activated with a Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Key that has never been ...
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Windows 7 freezes at Windows Logo on Startup and then boots up completely after roughly 20 seconds

I have recently noticed that Windows 7 will freeze during startup, specifically while the Windows Logo is midway from forming. After this occurs, I will usually just have to turn my computer off and ...
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How to provide a verified server certificate for Remote Desktop (RDP) connections to Windows 10

We have a Windows 10 Pro machine at our office which has an open port to the internet for incoming remote desktop connections (a ‘host’). It is well protected by complex password and limited number of ...
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On my windows 7 the free space of local disc is going up and down randomly [duplicate]

On my windows 7 PC the free space of local disc is increasing and decreasing by 0.5-1 GB reapetedly.The total space of local disc is 39.0 GB. And often the windows defender is showing unwanted file in ...
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Windows 7 command to add a leading zero to a batch of filenames

Having trouble getting the correct command syntax. We need to add a leading zero to a batch of files in a directory on a regular basis. I cannot download and install a software item to do so. The ...
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When renaming a file in Windows, CTRL + Backspace does not delete whole words

The Ctrl+Backspace shortcut for deleting whole words is a feature in most text editors and text inputs. Due to their usefulness, they have become a part of my everyday typing habits. However, in ...
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On my Windows 7 PC The Free Space Is Going Up and Down

On my Windows 7 PC the free space on the local disk is increasing and decreasing automatically, and I haven't installed anything recently.The total space of my local disc is 39.00 GB.It is going up ...
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One computer (Win7) with two network adaptors, how to configure it to work as a network bridge/sniffer

I have a laptop (Win7) with two Ethernet ports (actually one original, one USB-Ethernet adapter). Both of them can work individually well. Now I want to configure these two network adapters in this ...
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How to identify the cause of slowness of an external hard disk?

I have 2 Western Digital external hard drives, namely: 1 WD Elements 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive (WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN) 1 WD My Passport Ultra 2 TB Portable External USB 3.0 Hard Drive I connect ...
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DVD writer on Sony laptop fails to recognize blank discs as writable

I have a problem with my DVD-Writer: When I insert a CD or DVD in it to play or to browse my data, it is recognized without any problem. But when I insert a blank DVD or CD to write, it ...
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Network issue with Windows 7 - characters keep appearing in putty session

I have searched for a solution to this problem on the internet for months, to no avail. Whenever I use putty to SSH to a server from one of my Windows 7 machines (64bit, PRO), I am constantly seeing ...
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how to use space within pathname for Window's Robocopy

When my path for robocopy has a space, I surround it with " but get the weird error below... My .bat file contains: rem Backup scans ROBOCOPY "C:\Users\doug\Documents\My Scans\" "B:\BACKUP\My Scans\...
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Where can I see the total size is the selected torrents in qBittorent?

After selecting several torrents in qBittorrent, where can I see the total size these torrents would take after the download is completed? (i.e., the sum of the "total size" column of the selected ...
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Windows break out of search mode to acquire address

I was working on setting an environment variable in windows. I didn't know where the file was that I wanted to find so I used the search bar in windows. But once I found the file I was unable to copy ...
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new Samsung S27D850T monitor looks a little greenish compared to existing SA850T monitors

I have 2 Samsung SA850T monitors, each about 2 years old, plugged into my Dell OptiPlex 9010 Windows-7 desktop , and 1 new Samsung S27D850T. All set to same configuration, especially exact same color ...
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Which Windows 7 log file contains audio jack connections/disconnections information?

I have a problem with my new computer. Sometimes a toast is displayed telling that headphones has been connected to front panel of my PC case, and i never connected a headphone to that audio jack ...
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BlueScreen and then memtest86 crashed, time to buy a new PC?

I think my computer has a hardware problem. It's a 5 years old Dell XPS 8100, the same one which had shutdown problems 3 months ago (by the way, those problems just stopped happening, magically I ...
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Can Windows-7 Remote Desktop into a MacBook?

I want to program on my MacBook Pro from my huge Windows 7 monitors. I've enabled Remote Login and Remote Mgmt at the MacBook. MacBook and Windows-7 desktop on same LAN. Windows-7 Network explorer ...
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PowerShell commands no longer recognized

I installed a package on my Win7 x64 computer using Chocolately. As part of the installation, it wanted to upgrade PowerShell to 5.0. Since this happened basic PowerShell commands no longer work. I'...
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USB Flash Drive Not Accessible

I have a USB flash drive that has worked up until yesterday. I think I may have forgot to safely eject the USB drive under Windows 7 since that was the last time I remember it working. On my Ubuntu ...
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Copying new files to network drive in windows 7 gives me the error: Path does not exist

I'm trying to save a new excel file on a network drive. I can access the drive, see all files, go through them but when i want to save my work from excel to this drive it gives me the error:Path does ...
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Hard Drive Not Accessible Access Denied [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to transfer files from an internal server to an external server based terminal. I have copied the files I need onto an external hard drive using the internal based server. ...
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Remove “Mozilla Firefox” from title?

You know, this "Mozilla Firefox" appearing on each lines when you hover Firefox taskbar icon? I find this totally useless! I'm talking about this:
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Windows 10 Upgrade for many PCs

I am supposed to upgrade about 70 PCs from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (via the free method of Windows Update). The thing is, that the internet is slow, and when I am trying to download about 3 Windows ...
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How to highlight file without mouse after ctrl + down

How do I highlight a file, skip to another file in the folder, and highlight it also, without using the mouse? Example, how do I select the file called "3 - SelectFoo.txt"
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CbsPersist, other files created and massive

I've never seen anything like this. I had a drive go bad, and ever since I replaced it, it seems that there are all kinds of permissions errors, to the point where I can't download anything or ...
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VLC doesn't open when opening > 100 songs

I used to open music by going to some folder in the explorer (Windows 7), select all and press enter, to be played in VLC. Since recently, the songs open in Windows Media Player. Weird. The default ...