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Windows 7 64-bit Installing updates - code 9c57

When I'm installing updates I get the error code 9c57. It's for updating Internet Explorer 11. Can't get around this error.
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Hardware overlay

With a screen capture application in windows 7 some systems we can capture video from capture card displayed on screen in some systems We cant, I have founded that is related to Hardware overlay . ...
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Adding an icon to a Truecrypt/Veracrypt volume

I used an external hard disk with an Autorun.inf file in the root directory to assign a label and an icon to the volume. But now I encrypted it with Truecrypt, and when I mount it, the Autorun.inf ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new Lenovo laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS ...
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windows 7 recycle bin suddenly only delete 1 item at a time

I have never had a problem with the recycle bins in all the computers I have used. Not in Windows 7 either until now. I tried to empty the recycle bin. It did not respond. I clicked a bunch of files ...
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How to restore previous Windows installation from windows.old folder?

I accidentally installed Windows Server 2008 R2 as my main OS. I still have all my previous Windows 7 installation files in the windows.old folder. All I'm asking is how do I restore all the files and ...
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Password is saved but in decrypt form [on hold]

I forget my dlink router password. But password is saved in my firefox browser but it's in decrypt form, this password is not working while i'm trying to loging. How to encrypt it and get my ...
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Sudden bluescreens when interacting with the Steam platform

I recently made a build for a friend and things are running great, except he always gets bluescreens that indicate a hardware issue when interacting with the Steam platform. Bootscreens often occur as ...
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Create a Spanned drive with 3 external hard drives

I'm trying to create a merged drives from 3 externals drives (2*3Tb + 1 * 2Tb) on Windows. I went to diskmgmt.msc and tried to create a spanned drive, but i keep getting the error "Operation not ...
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USB device loses power after 20 seconds Windows 8.1

Alright so I recently started using a Tritton Primer Headset, it worked fine for a day but since then the USB powered baseplate receives power for around 20 seconds then it drops to 0ma. After 20 ...
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I cannot reduce the brightness of my laptop's screen monitor

Since a while i'm not able to reduce the brightness of my screen I don't know why! I've tried using the shortcuts but it doesn't work but the other shortcuts work like for the volume, the wifi... I ...
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How to get Windows Photo Gallery?

I currently use Picasa for managing photos in my windows 7 pc. But, I would like to switch from Picasa to something else and I think Windows Photo Gallery would be a good option. The problem is it ...
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Windows 7 breaks appearance inside office documents (word, excel)

When I scroll the excel sheet, sometimes the ribbon and even the top bar are being covered by cells. The visualization is being broken. The same thing occurs with MS Word, too. The problem occurs even ...
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Where is Host-only Networks setting on VirtualBox 4.3.12?

I'm using VirtualBox 4.3.12 r93733 (with Ubuntu as guest OS, and Windows 7 as host OS). Trying to configure a Host-only Network, I expected to see the following window (or similar): However, ...
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Why do some programs fail to be selected as the default program with which to open select file formats?

I have files I'd like to open with SciTE or Sublime Text 3 (ST3) but when I right-click them and navigate to Open with→Choose default program... it opens up a new window (which I will call the Open ...
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Just-In-Time Debugger: Unhandled exception - how do I get rid of the error message?

Just installed Visual Studio and I have this error message popping up constantly: An unhandled exception ('System.IO.FileNotFoundException') occured in AddInUtil.exe [19452]. The ...
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How can I make windows reset the power plan to a chosen one after each restart?

After I start my pc every morning I don't want to check what power plan I am using and comfortably start my favorite game without worrying about whether I left a power saving power plan on. It could ...
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Why Task Manager shows PID for some services and not for others?

I am trying to dig deeper into task manager. I am using Windows 7. In services tab of task manger, we can see all the services, but some PIDs are shown, while some doesn't. Aren't all the running ...
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A .bat file to close two services running in background

I have a Windows 7 computer with three accounts (in hierarchical order): Administrator (with password) type Administrator Guest (with a password different from that of Administrator) type ...
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Install Windows 7 from bootable USB flash drive [duplicate]

I want to install Windows 7 from a USB flash drive. I have a Windows 7 ISO and I have already made the flash drive bootable using Universal USB Installer. What do I do next? How do I mount the ISO ...
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Move C:\Users\tachikoma01\AppData\Roaming\Bitcoin to an other hardrive

I have a 120gb ssd and it's full. I want to use bitcoin armory which is going to take up to 50gb. And even if the software is installed on my G: hard drive, the software is still downloading datas to ...
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Snap to side of screen shared between dual monitors on Windows 7 [on hold]

Is there a third-party application I can use to let me snap to the side of the screen shared between my primary and secondary monitor? At the moment I can use win+left or win+right but I'd prefer if I ...
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make a c program run without opening a cmd window [on hold]

how can i make a c program run without opening a CMD window, i tried -mwindows flag, used WinMain Entry instead of main, but without results, the cmd still pop up. i tried ShowWindow function by ...
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Do I need SQL Server paths in my PATH environment variable for it to work?

SQL Server adds things to my PATH environment variable, and over time that bloat makes me hit the 2048-char limit in Windows 7. Do I really need them there for SQL Server to run? This is on a ...
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Desktop composition auto-disables in Windows 7

On Windows 7, the visual effect option "Enable desktop composition" does not work correctly for me. Both the DWM and Themes services are running. When I tick it and click "apply" or "ok", nothing ...
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What happens if you delete cookies from mega.co.nz while downloading? [on hold]

While I was downloading a 5 GB file I deleted 10GB of cookies from my computer. The download was at 73% but has now stopped. Should I just cancel it? I think I lost the file's data.
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Browsing network shares (SMB) causes spike in latency

I've managed to narrow down an incredibly frustrating problem with intermittent latency spikes on one PC on my LAN (Win7 Pro x64) to connecting to SMB shares. I have other Win7 Pro PC's that don't ...
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Why doesn't my Python script save the file when I use Task Scheduler?

I have a Python script that uses csv.writer to create a csv file. This works fine when I run it from the command line, but no file is created when I run the script using Windows Task Scheduler. The ...
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regedit.exe does not open

I am trying to get into my regedit application but when I launch it as a regular user or as an admin (run as administrator), I get the UAC warning but nothing happens after, at all. Sometimes the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate (fully updated) not booting explorer.exe [on hold]

I recently built a computer for my friend who doesn't know the first thing about computers, I installed windows using the same windows disc that I used on my own computer when I built that too, but it ...
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javaw.exe isn't running as an executable

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate x64, SP1 and latest updates are installed. Any time I attempt to open a Java application, I receive a dialog asking what program I want to open javaw.exe with. This ...
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Getting Windows 8 Back Onto a PC Whereon Windows 7 Has Been Installed

First, the following summary is a bit of history that will explain why this unusual request (ref. topic title) is being submitted with the hope of receiving your solution instructions. A Windows 8 ...
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Shared Print Objects Graying Out / Port disaapearing

We have recently moved all of our network printers to Server 2012 R2 boxes that are load balanced behind an F5. After the move we are having random issues where print objects are graying out on our ...
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Can't connect bluetooth mouse windows 7

Recently I bought a bluetooth mouse and now I have troubles with connecting it to my Windows 7 32bit. I have tried Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add Device but no device was found. I ...
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If I stop a Windows 7 backup part way through, do I keep files backed up so far?

I am 65% through a Windows 7 backup but my time is running out! If I stop the backup, do I get to keep the files that have been backed up so far?
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How to open Utorrent automatically clicking on a .torrent file [on hold]

Before, when I double-clicked a *.torrent file the system would automatically run utorrent.exe and start to download all. Now, when I double-click a *.torrent file, the system always asks with which ...
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How do I start writing a high performance html editor with a non default UI on Windows that I can later port to Linux and Mac? [on hold]

I want to know the best way to get a window to display non default UI elements while ultimately being multiplatform. I am trying to create an HTML editor which is more reactive but also featuring a ...
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USB flash drive not recognized, but only on one computer - flash drive recognized by other computers and computer recognizes other flash drives [duplicate]

This question is similar to USB flash drive cannot be read only on a specific computer, but I did not do anything (that I know of) to trigger the change. My Cruzer 4GB USB flash drive worked for a ...
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Reset Windows 7 Admin Password [duplicate]

I am having an issue. I have a machine that has 2 users, the admin user and another user which seems to have basically no permissions to do anything. I do not know the admin password and every time ...
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How to prevent hibernation during work hours

I have a laptop at work that I don't want it to hibernate during work hours. It may be running a program that will corrupt the current data if it hibernates. After work, it can hibernate until someone ...
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Windows 7 network adapter device name using winpcap

I am trying to use winpcap for an application that is to be used on multiple servers in a production line. One thing that annoys me so far is the Windows 7 device naming convention, which is a long ...
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How do I create the Microsoft bootloader on the EFI partition? [duplicate]

I have Linux and Windows installed in a dual boot configuration. The Windows bootloader is corrupt. I want to reinstall it using the Windows recovery partition but I do not know how to boot to it ...
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Can I change 64-bit Windows into 32-bit Windows without reinstalling? [duplicate]

I borrowed a Windows 7 disk from my friend and I thought it was 32bit but it turned out to be 64bit and I only have 2GB of RAM. Since I have some stuff that I would rather not install again because it ...
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Freeing up space on SSD

I have a 120GB SSD with basically only the system (Win7) installed on it and yet I'm having really hard time maintaining enough free space to install one game and leave the recommended 20% of space ...
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Unable to start windows

I got the blue screen of death about a month ago on my windows machine. Startup repair failed to fix the issue so I reinstalled windows. Forunatly I had a dual boot system with linux which worked ...
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icacls viewing permissions relative to the root of a folder?

If I have two folders: C:\windows\system32\tasks\ and C:\temp\tasks\ and I want to compare permissions on them. I can use the icacls "C:\temp\tasks\*" /T > C:\temp\tasks_temp.txt to compare ...
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Library folder missing from backup

I've found an issue with Windows Backup which puzzles me a bit. I've 3 folders in my Pictures library. One folder (E:\Pictures) is on a secondary hard drive. I've added the library to the backup ...
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Windows 7 hang on login screen after unlocking the workstation (after standby/hibernation)

I have a very annoying problem: Sometimes, Win7 on my laptop hangs on the login screen after unlocking the workstation when the computer is resumed from standby or hibernation. All I see then is this ...
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How do I install a virtual mouse to enable scroll wheel on a Synergy client?

Hmm, I fear I was unable to sum up the question clearly in the title. Here's what's going on.... I have a 3 computer setup and use synergy. My primary machine controls wake on Lan, Synergy and other ...
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How to alert if an unwanted Cookie was set on my own website?

My website needs 4 different cookies. From time to time an additional cookie appears (Update: for my domain!) that is not set through my PHP code. As I do not use external javascripts as long I'm ...