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Can't delete ~$ files crated by microsoft office

On my desktop, I have a microsoft Excel 2010 file on my desktop that starts with ~$ (auto-created when editing the original file). I tried moving the original file and was prompted with "cannot move ...
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Window 7 all applications non-responsive

Yesterday during regular use of my Windows 7 computer, all my open programs stopped responding. I could move the mouse and saw ui responses when I hovered over windows, but if I tried to close a ...
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Windows 7 ejects external drive

Windows 7 seems to randomly eject an external drive. I've deactivated the usb sleep mode but it still happens. Not sure if this information is useful but this only seems to happen while I'm running a ...
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Update to Windows 10 - Alienware computer

I have a 5 year old Alienware gaming computer which is getting low on disc space (I think some is from miscellaneous files and old programmes and some of it I can't identify where the space has gone). ...
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Intel 7260 HMW in a Dell E6410 - No bluetooth

I have installed a Intel 7260AC in an Intel E6410. The wifi works superbly, but the Bluetooth drivers cannot install. Are there any drivers for it? I have tried the official drivers and other drivers ...
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Cannot capture media key press

I am attempting to write an Auto HotKey script involving the media keys of my keyboard, but the key presses, such as Media_Play_Pause, do not seem to correspond to my media keys. While the media keys ...
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How to fix strange change of window positions when using non-native resolution with triple monitor setup?

I'm having a 3x1 monitor setup where I use my middle monitor for gaming. When I'm gaming on my primary monitor on a non-native resolution the window positions on the right monitor will changed pretty ...
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Ubuntu like windows place shortcuts for MS Windows

I work with both Ubuntu and MS Windows. I love the Ubuntu shortcuts like Ctrl + Alt + rightarrow which moves windows to the left half of the desktop and Ctrl + Alt + NumPad 9 which moves the window ...
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Enable gmail unread badge on windows taskbar

I have created "standalone" shortcut to gmail from google chrome: Chrome App Launcher Click right on Gmail and select "Open as Window" Click right on Gmail again and select "Create Shortcuts" and ...
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Windows 10 Desktop Apps?

I recently moved from Win7 to Win10 (totally skipped 8 and 8.1). I've got my desktop setup pretty nicely, but there is 1 thing that I am missing badly. Desktop Apps/Gadgets. Windows came with ...
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Any problems on multi-boot in case of free upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I use Windows 7 on a multiple-boot machine (beside Win7, I have different Linuxes, using Grub). I want to freely upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10. Will the procedure have some impact on the ...
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Windows Disk Management Not Allow 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume'

I am trying to delete my existing windows partition using disk management, when i am rhight clicked on the slected partion the 'Delete Volume' and 'Extend Volume' options are grayed out ( doesn't ...
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Keyboard entry on number row producing extra characters

My number keys across the top of the keyboard are suddenly adding additional characters. When I type 1 I get 1`, 2 sends me to a new tab, 3 tries to end a program, 4 types 45, 5 types normally, 6 ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Connection Magnificaiton

I have a visual impairment which means I use tools such as ZoomText and the magnifier tool. I need to RDC into another machine, but doing so removes any zooming ability, which is a real problem. Now ...
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Synergy lags extremely hard

I’m using Synergy 1.7.3 and using a Windows 7-Desktop as the server and a Kubuntu-Laptop as client. My laptop is connected to my router via WLAN and my desktop is connected via cable. I have no idea ...
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Win7 sysprep /generalize causes failure: “Windows could not complete the installation”

Been trying to get myself some experience doing deployments on some old hard drives I have laying around. I install Windows 7 x64 on a reference machine, and log in with audit mode (Ctrl+Shift+F3 at ...
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Is the Archive hard drive ok to use for backups [on hold]

There is 8TB Archive Hard Drive Available from Seagte. First there two types and i didn't knew whats the difference Seagate 8TB Archive HDD (ST8000AS0002) Seagate ST8000AS0002 8TB ARCHIVE HDD 3.5in ...
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How can I perform a complete backup on Windows 7 without using the optical drive?

I have dell Inspiron N5050 laptop with the optical drive not being detected in My computer and also doesn't open on clicking the button to open.So the optical drive not opening and not being detected ...
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Looking for some way to do “Inversion” of UAC

The annoying UAC is enabled by default for Vista or later, it elevate with admin right when you choose Yes. I want to do the invert way - running most of the program with admin right but limit the ...
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Windows Task Scheduler trigger when process ended

So what I'm trying to do here is, every time GTA 5 closes copy the save file to my google drive folder. I have a working batch file that does the copy fine. I just can't figure out how to get it to ...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Windows 7 x64 crashes upon account logon

I'm posting this here because my problem is very specific. I had logged into Windows and I noticed something weird: it shows my network card is initializing/recognizing my connection, but it just ...
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Windows 8.1 SSD will not boot also will not display folder contents when mounted externaly on another machine

I dropped my windows 8.1 laptop and it seemed to be ok but when i moved the mouse over anything it went to the loading icon. So i shut down and rebooted my laptop hoping this would fix the issue ...
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Skype switches from *invisible* or *busy* to *online* for no apparent reason

The title really says it all. I have Skype on Windows 7 Professional, and I routinely set it from online to busy/don't disturb, invisible or offline depending on how much I can't answer to incoming ...
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windows firewall allowing iis to serve default site to local machines despite block rules

Running Windows 7; trying to use WFC and Windows Firewall to block inbound IIS connections except those originating from my database server. No matter what I block or unblock, the local network ...
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Where can I find complete documentation on desktop.ini for Windows 7?

The documentation at the Windows Dev Center is fairly limited compared not only to third party sites, but to even what I can create by changing folder settings and opening up the resulting desktop.ini ...
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Stretch wallpaper across screens of different dot pitches, maintaining geometry (Windows 7)

I found a program called "Dual Wallpaper" that allows me to stretch pictures across monitors. However my monitors are different dot pitches (the one on the left is 24" 1920x1200, and the one on the ...
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IIS app pool is shutting down when connecting to Oracle DSN?

I am trying to connect to the Oracle database using the DSN in my web application and when I browse the site the app pool crashes. The DSN is set up correctly I think because when I hit Test ...
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No sound (VIA ac97)

One day I switched off my computer and the next day the sound was gone. Speakers worked on another device, sound hardware is detected, software and speakers volume is on and the mixer bar shows the ...
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Windows 7 duplicate screen query

No matter what I do in settings for displays, duplicate, desktop on 1 or on 2, I get blue screen on my computer monitor unless the second screen is turned on. It did this once before and I cured it ...
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546 Dell Inspiron fans not working

546 desktop randomly shuts off, but green light is on in back. Noticed no fans are working either. Cleaned fans and inside of computer. Started back up, but no fans....I have to manually unplug ...
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Dual-boot Elementary OS Freya and Windows 7

I have ThinkPad with win7 preinstalled. I bought a new SSD and iserted it in a free slot and have Freya OS installed on this SSD. Now I want to put win7 on SSD as well, so I created a 23GB NTFS ...
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virtualbox in win8 cannot swap out to host

Before, I use virtualbox in win7, I used to switch application in virtualbox with win_key+tab, and switch application between and host application with alt+tab. But, now, in Win8, I cannot do the same ...
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Tortoise CVS asks for password using Windows 7

My apologies if this question has been asked before, if it has been point me to the answer and I will remove this. I use Tortoise CVS version 1.12.5 in conjuction woth an ssh server, I have created ...
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How to preface Windows Explorer task bar icons with drive letters?

I'm frequently copying files from 1 server to another, each with identical directory structures- differing just by the drive letter, obviously. Is there a way to make it so that the icons will preface ...
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Why do the route tables behave differently in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7?

I have the following network layout: 192.168.3.0/24 - WiFi, Internet; 192.168.46.0/24 - LAN, used for local homegroup, Synergy kbd/mouse sharing only. No Internet. Windows 8.1, 192.168.3.126, ...
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Sharing external hard drive on a network (WINDOWS 7)

I will like to share a 1TB hard drive to users on my network and create users, set permissions to files and folders. But i'm having a hard time accessing the users on the network. As it is i can only ...
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Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window

In the last 3 days, I noticed my Internet Explorer 11 browser recently became sluggish and unresponsive in that when I entered a valid URL I would get a blank browser window each time. I have a new ...
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Why can't i disable ease of access tools in windows 7?

A colleague of mine enabled the magnifyer-, and narrator tool as a small practical joke. Now it's been six months, and every time i restart my computer, or log off and on again, the tools are ...
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How to get the Get Windows 10 apps icon runiing on my taskbar [duplicate]

Hi I want to run windows 10 apps on my taskbar.But when I run the script that appraisal my computer, I get nothing from the command prompt script. The script is C:\Temp>REG QUERY ...
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How do you stop the “Google Privacy Reminder” message from constantly appearing?

Incredibly annoying as when I edit all options and set them all to Off (although I doubt this makes any difference!) and accept the review, the same message comes back the following day. What am I ...
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Need help formatting drives for dual booting Windows with Antergos

Okay, so I'm planning on dual booting already installed Windows 7 with Antergos. I currently have 4 active Primary NTFS drives set up. I will be formatting one of those into ext4 in order to use that ...
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HDD performance spikes

I have a Dell Precision T1700 I purchased for about $1500 almost a year ago. I am having some moderate hard drive issues. I think it's not as fast as it should be. Booting seems quite long considering ...
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passthrough graphics card to virtualbox

So I'm trying to get my laptops NVIDIA fx 880m to pass to a virtual box running window seven on a linux mint 17 install. So far everything seems to be (maybe) heading in the right direction: the ...
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windows 7 failure configuring updates

windows 7 failure configuring windows updates every time I start my computer. It tries to configure windows update but then says after a long time that it has failed so then it has to revert the ...
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Why does sound say it's working but isn't in windows 7 bootcamp?

I recently installed windows 7 home premium in bootcamp on os x Yosemite. The sound driver is working and everything. The sound appears to be working. I don't hear anything though. I have the volume ...
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Computer stalling out during gaming and randomly restarting - I think its the power supply. New power supply's don't work?

ISSUE: I think my issue has multiple issues. 1 leads to 2 leads to 3... I think anyway. Are they related? That may be enough to answer my question. Issue 1 is what I attempted to answer, but the ...
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Windows 7 PC knocking sound coming from DVD drive after boot

I have an HP Slimline Desktop PC which I installed Windows 7 from scratch. So it should be free of bloatware. I also added an SSD. I noticed that after booting, it occasionally has some knocking ...
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Unresponsive URL desktop icons [on hold]

Have a windows 7 64 bit home version. Desktop URL shortcut icons that launches gmail or aol are unresponsive. However the Iexplorer shortcut works fine as do all the other non URL icons on the ...
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Writing horribly slow on drive

Half a year ago I installed a hybrid SSHD drive in my father's laptop. Initially it performed really well, but lately his CAD program takes 5-10 minutes to save a file. I eliminated the anti-virus ...