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Installing IE 11 onto VMware fusion w/ Windows 7 64-bit

I'm a tech at my school's Help Desk and I'm running into this strange issue. I've already installed all possible Windows Updates. I can't seem to remove IE 10 from the computer. When I attempt to run ...
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Port forwarding

I am trying to forward a port for making a server on teeworlds game. i use simple port forwarding program using this tutorial but failed : Then i tried to do it from my router configuration using ...
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AltGr on wireless keyboard connected to Dell 3350 laptop gives wrong result

I have tried several wireless keyboards connected to my Dell 3350 laptop and ALtGR always opens a new explorer window! Extremly irritating everytime I try to print @, £ etc. Can anyone help me solve ...
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The Windows Firewall won’t run on startup

For some reason, the Windows (7) Firewall will not run on startup. When the security center starts, it reports that the firewall is not running and prompts me to start it. I click the flag to start it ...
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How do I move my OneDrive from C:\ to D:\?

Opened Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and see OneDrive under Favorites. Right click on Properties and I get these tabs, General, Sharing, Security, Previous Versions, Customize. Cannot do anything ...
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What does Verify disc after burning actually do to verify the data?

I imagine it is some kind of comparison between the original files and the files that have been burned on the disc, but does anybody know how it is really done at a low level? I mean, does it create ...
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Windows 7 Lenovo W530 Network Cable Unplugged

I have a Lenovo W530 with an Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network controller running windows 7. So far I cannot figure out how to get it to connect to the local network it always says "Network cable ...
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Unable to eject disc from laptop

I am using a Alienware mx14 and am unable to eject the hard disc from my laptop . I have tried to right click and eject but i get the following error message : I have tried the following from ...
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Will long kept harddisk get corrupted by itself

I have a few backup hard-disk for keeping important data. These hard-disks are disconnected and kept inside computer desk drawer for most of the time (99% of time). I always believe that simply ...
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Start a program with a file from the recently used list in Windows 8

With Windows 7, the Start button would list a bunch of applications, for example, Word, Excel, Visual Studio. Then if I hovered over the application name a list of recently used files for that ...
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windows 7: drop-down open-with on commandbar?

I've just read this (great stuff!) but it looks like it's an application launcher, as oppose to a contextual-application-launcher, that's dynamically updating to reflect the options available at the ...
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Music-play shortcut for Windows 7

I want to continue the music in any player (or most of them [windows media player, spotify...]) with a windows (7) shortcut, like some buttons on some keyboards do. Is this even possible, i just found ...
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How to set path to Windows 7 default icons using explorer?

I need to set up a icon in Ultimate Windows Context Menu Customizer for restart function. Program ask to select icon. I need to select appropriate icon which is provided with Windows 7 DLL libraries. ...
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enable file sharing for devices that ue 40- or 56bit encryption via registry

Is there a chance to enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption via a registry tweak? I have to enable this on a lot of of pc's and don't want to do this manually on every ...
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Set hard resolution for RDP and how resolution works with RDP

I have written a program that performs some mouseclicks on the screen, this is wonderful and working fine however when I RDP in from another location those mouseclicks change due to the resolution ...
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Keyboard spacebar hickup when using Skype

I've downloaded the most recent version of Skype. However, when I start up the program my spacebar does not work as smooth anymore as it was before the start-up of Skype. Is there some hidden feature ...
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How to make the window buttons rectangular in Classic theme in Windows 7?

This is how the buttons look after installing a third-party color schemes to Windows registry: This is Windows Classic theme engine with Themes service and DWM turned off. How it is possible to ...
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Windows 7 partition disappeared from hard drive

I had a windows 7 and Debian 7 install and I've been using the computer fine for almost a year. A couple weeks ago I tried to load Windows and realized the boot option in grub was missing. After ...
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How to access cmd of another computer from my computer's cmd?

How can I access the Command Prompt of another computer from my own computer's Command Prompt in Windows7? I am hoping that I can do something like that into a batch file: Enter \\ComputerA -u John ...
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Remote Desktop Window 7 Professional options missing

My computer is running Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit Logged in as Administrator The 'Remote desktop' option to "allow connections..." is not present under Control Panel\System and Security\System ...
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Equivilent to STRM files in Windows?

I've been working with XBMC lately and having fun learning about all the features it has. One major feature I found is the ability to add files from the Internet using a text file with the URL of the ...
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How to change the ugly looking JavaScript file type icon in Windows 7?

I'm just starting out to learn JavaScript, and I already hate the ugly looking icon that Microsoft uses for this file type. It's old and boring, looks like something that came right out of Windows 95. ...
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Tick character (`) randomly added when typing

I have a microsoft wireless keyboard (wireless comfort keyboard 5000) and I'm running on Windows 7. Every once in a while, as I type, a random ` character gets added and I know it's not a typo as the ...
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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
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Fresh install of Windows will not reboot, it freezes instead. Suspending will trash the install

I just installed Windows 7 Enterprise (no sp, v6.1.7600) to an Acer Aspire 5560. This problem is 100% reproducible on all 7 of the Acer 5560's I've tried it on. The installer froze instead of ...
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Why can I not find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer in Windows 7

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa369784(v=vs.85).aspx I am trying to find this location in the windows 7 registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer I am ...
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Press any key to boot doesn't respond

I'm trying to boot from a CD. I changed the boot priority to my DVD/CD reader. The boot menu says "press any key to boot". I tried every key but it won't respond and it just boots up windows 7 ...
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HP Laptop Model G60-535DX won't boot or do system repair

I'm attempting to fix my girlfriend's laptop, but it is behaving quite oddly. It is a HP Laptop Model G60-535DX, running Windows 7. It won't start, BIOS works fine, I did memory and hard disk scans, ...
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Windows 7 - window dragging vertically when panning on overscroll - can it be disabled?

I have a Windows 7 touch screen computer. I noticed that when I have windowed applications which are vertically scrollable, for example Windows Task manager, and I scroll (with touch) to the bottom ...
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Computer wont boot. No picture on monitor, no usb power plus more

Tried to turn on his stationary computer after being turned off for one night. It is a few years old, components are somewhat strong (Was built to be a gaming pc). No picture on screen, tried two ...
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How to partition hard disk for dual boot for Windows 7 and Ubuntu Linux

There are similar questions on this topic, but I could not find exact instructions for my case. I want dual boot system that supports Windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS OS. I want one partition to ...
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windows 7 roaming profiles in server 2003?

My boss is trying to upgrade to win7 for users but leave our server 2003 alone. I'm trying to test with setting up a test user machine in win7 and no matter how I change settings, I cannot get the ...
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The Windows Subsystem system process terminated unexpectedly

I'm experiencing the weirdest BSOD in my entire experience with Windows. I don't have a screenshot of my error but this looks pretty much the same: The strange thing is that this BSOD seems to be ...
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Install windows back on laptop

No this is not a question on instructions as to how to install windows. My laptop came with genuine Windows 8 installed, but I didn't get a CD. After a few months I installed Ubuntu on it for trial ...
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Windows laptop losing connection to Airport Express

I have a Windows 7 laptop connecting through wifi to an Airport Extreme router at work. When I leave work in the evening with my hibernating laptop and come back the following morning, it's unable to ...
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Converting a Windows 8 partition into VMWare image for development [on hold]

I've got Windows 7 Ultimate running on my selfbuilt computer's SSD. I've got Windows 8 on a second partition on the 1TB HDD, but as I almost never use Windows 8 for anything else than Windows Phone ...
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An All-in-One x86-x64 disc with MBR-UEFI boot enabled

I wanted to know how to create a windows 7/8.1 bootable disc wiht all editions of x86 and x64 combined in one with MBR and UEFI enabled in them. I know windows 7 32-bit doesn't has a UEFI mode but it ...
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Windows 7 often stops pinging with Linux router

I am facing a problem in my network environment. I have windows XP, Windows 7 and windows 8 clients. DNS server is on Microsoft server 2008 R2. DHCP and proxy server is on Ubuntu 8.0.4. Windows XP ...
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Win+P for switching Display is not working

I want to connect my laptop's desktop to a projector, I know I should switch between displays using win+P keys, but this shortcut is not working on my laptop and switching window is not showing. ...
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How to apply the “Run as Administrator” option for all executables in a folder

I have a Windows 7 PC in which I have a folder with a lot of .exe files in it. I want to grant Administrator privileges by default to all these executables: I can do it by picking them one by one, ...
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how to enable microphone redirection in remote desktop

0 down vote favorite Is there a way to redirect the Microphone connected to my Local Machine to the Remote Server (hp thin client 5730w with embedded windows xp as local machine/ windows 7 as a ...
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Set URL to New Tab page for IE 11

Does someone know how I can change IE settings for set my own url to new tab page. Home page have to be diferent from new tab page.
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Grub4Dos and /boot/bcd error

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (SSD drive) and recently bought another HDD (second drive) installed in place of CD-ROM. What I want to achieve, is to have Ubuntu as primary OS and ability to ...
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How to copy text from various Windows controls?

I have Windows program which is in Korean. Now I need to copy the text from different controls in order to translate. This is one of the screens: and another example Basically there are labels, ...
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Why is ATI Radeon HD7850 performance on Mac (Hackintosh) not as good as on Windows?

I am running Mavericks 10.9.2 with QE CI patch (working kext). However the performance in games is pretty low (<30fps, @1920x1080, no AA) My system specs are: Core i5 750 @3.3Ghz 16GB DDR3 ...
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Add-remove folders of left-side of “Save As”, Notepad++?

I'm in Win 7. In Notepad++, I have the following in my save-as dialog: I would like to change this list! I would like to remove: 1. "Recent Places", which doesn't work at all, 2. ...
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unusual print behavior splwow64.exe

In our office we have two software systems that are integral for office function. A document management system (called LEAP Documents) and a cost recovery system (called SoftLog) for ...
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How to put a script in windows start so that it runs before log in

I need to put a script in Windows 7, so that it runs before the any user has logged on to the computer. The script needs to keep on running after logging in by any user. So, the script runs as long ...
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Display resolution is now small

I am having Benq g925hda (18.5") monitor. And am running AMD processor in Gigabyte 78LMT-S2PT motherboard. Since today, my screen has gone back to 1024x768 resolution. The actual resolution that I was ...
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How can I re-install deleted user profiles on my PC?

My user profile as manager has been deleted from my PC. Therefore, I can not log onto my PC with my password. What can I do? It is a laptop with Windows 7 and core i5. Your kind help on this matter ...