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Data transfer from USB system to RS232 system

I need to transfer the data from system with USB to system with RS232. Not allowed to add RS232 system in the network. What steps I can follow and do I need special device /cable apart from USB to ...
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Projector 1080p image is a different size depending on the source

I have a Benq W1070 projector. I was using it with my Ubuntu PC, and now I'm using it with my Windows PC, connected via an HDMI cable. Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit has a Gigabyte ATI HD4850 graphics card and ...
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Firefox bypass cache for some entry (or all) in home page

I have 4 URL in my Firefox home page setup (my PC uses Windows7): www.pippo.com|www.pluto.com|www.orion.com|www.paperino.com It is possible to force Firefox to bypass its cache at startup only for ...
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“Unable to Display Current Owner” & Access Denied when trying to take ownership

I'm facing a problem where I (logged in as the Administrator) am unable to view file attributes. Please see the screenshot below. I'm not interested in taking ownership (even if I wanted to I'd to ...
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Recommendations for running Linux together with Windows 7 on Toshiba Satellite

I have never installed linux before, but I would like to run it on my Toshiba Satellite C660-1UJ (64x, 4GB RAM, Intel Core i3 CPU - 2.10 GHz) next to the current Windows 7 Home Premium OS. I read some ...
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Getting rid of Group Policy

I am running Windows 7 on a Dell Laptop. I am the only user/administrator. On almost all programs I try to download or run, I am getting an error of "blocked by group policy. Contact system ...
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Understanding Bluescreen minidump from Windows 7

My Windows 7 computer has been suffering from bluescreens that happen soon after booting. I used Windbg to analyse dumb file of event but I am not sure if I understand what it is telling me. These ...
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Dual monitor on WIndows 7 using only DVI

I have been trying to search for a solution for this, but have not yet been able to find any. My graphics card (nVidia GTX650) is having 2 DVI ports, and I am trying to use them both for my dual ...
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Why is my 3200x1800 laptop delivering a blurry image to my 1080p external monitor? (HDMI, Win 7)

I have a new Dell M3800 Laptop, screen resolution 3200x1800, and an external 1080p Samsung monitor. No matter what I do, the external monitor is slightly blurry. OS: Windows 7 Pro Connection: ...
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Switching between OSs from icon

I have Windows 7 and 8 installed on two partitions on an SSD, with 7 as the default. I sometimes have to switch to windows 8 to do some work. What I would like is to create a commandline script or ...
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Burned Windows 7 DVD won't boot

An interstate colleague copied the contents of a Windows 7 install disc onto the network, and I copied the network files to my desktop. I burned the files onto a blank DVD, as they appear on the ...
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Trying to copy a 2tb hard drive to another based on current data transfer it will take 7 days to complete what am I doing wrong [on hold]

Trying to copy a 2tb hard drive to another, the transfer rate is very slow calculating time required it will take 561 hours to complete what is wrong
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Connect to a Specific Wi-Fi access point

I have a old D-link DWA-160 Xtreme. Whenever I try to install the software to control the wifi adapter, it just won't work in windows 8. I tried every possible tricks and I suspect it's just the ...
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modify overlay on video previews in the Explorer sidebar

I want to get rid of the stupid overlays that video files are shown with in the Explorer sidebar in Windows (7, but other versions as well). I mean thanks, but 1995 rang and they want their UI design ...
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Extendend desktop using HDMI to DVIx2 splitter

My laptop has one HDMI output + 1 VGA. But my monitors x2 are VGA/DVI. I bought a HDMI to DVIx2 splitter to connect both my monitors. However the inbuilt (laptop) display is used as screen one and ...
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iPod Touch 5G won't recognize in qemu Windows 7 VM

I have an iPod Touch 5G, and a Windows 7 VM. I am trying to pass through the iPod Touch to the VM so Windows can recognize it, but I am getting the following error in the qemu monitor. (qemu) ...
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Virtual Disc Manager-The parameter is incorrect

I reinstalled windows operating system from Dell and downloaded all the drivers. I did not do anything with the partitions and the OS became the D drive. I need it to be the C drive and I have tried ...
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Using 'Print Management' to remotely administer Windows 7 Pro machines

On my work network, we have the Domain Controller running Debian Wheezy, not Windows Server. I have about 250 Windows 7 Pro machines I manage. I know if I were to be using a Windows Server OS that I ...
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How to format hard drive lenovo z360

So I want to format my hard disk and then reinstall windows 7. I'm using a lenovo Z360 Laptop with windows 7 sp1 installed on it. I know that there's a small protected partition that holds windows 7 ...
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Is it possible to see when and how a file was deleted?

An application I'm working has unexpectedly deleted some data files from a folder. Is it possible in windows 7 to pull up some kind of log for that folder, to see when the files were deleted, and ...
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Windows in windows 7 extremely slow after reboot

This issue happened with me today as I rebooted my machine. It was running fast and smoothly before and, after I rebooted, the window animations (opening/closing) were extremely slow. This slowing in ...
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Video card installion

If someone could help me solve this issue I would appreciate it. I have a SONY VGN AR-870 laptop with an NVIDIA 8600m GT video card. When I bought it several years ago it came with Windows Vista ...
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Alt-codes for German Characters Stopped Working

I am having the same problem Banflescrum posted about in August. Pressing the ALT + four-key combination on number pad no longer produces the German character with diacritical marks like before. I ...
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How to install .Net framework version 6 to 8 [on hold]

I have already installed version 1 to 4.5.2 Net framework on my laptop but now I need version 6 to 8 to be install. Please can someone give me links to install all the vesrion that I need on Windows ...
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Constant CPU usage without cause

For a few days now, my computer uses a constant 30-35% CPU time, even if I don't use any program, and the mouse pointer shows a spinning circle next to the arrow. I checked the Task Manager and ...
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Delete end part of a filename

How can I rename a list of files using powershell when the filename format is the following? CCP-01333.3.03 301DA839E9F736B1042568140001C7C6.htm I just want to delete everything after the space ...
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What is constantly using my audio device?

My PC Asus Windows 7 laptop doesn't go to sleep automatically. Here's what is causing it, I guess: powercfg -requests DISPLAY: None. SYSTEM: [DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio ...
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Accidentally ran attrib -r +s C:\

Being an idiot, instead of running attrib -r +s C:\<dir> I hit enter after typing attrib -r +s C:\ and now all folders in the C: drive have a system flag - even hidden folders are showing up ...
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Shrinking Windows 7 partition with \$Secure::$ATTRIBUTE_LIST unmovable file

After reading several questions and answers, disabling virtual memory, windows search and system restore, deleting the System Volume information folder, I am still not able to shrink my Windows ...
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RAM patch for Windows 7 32bit

I have to use Windows 7 32 bit in a computer, which I need to use a software which just works with this operating system unfortunately. I have 8GB RAM installed I applied the patch developed by ...
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Opening files in Netbeans - “Error: Could not create the Java virtual machine. A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.”

I'm trying to open PHP files from Windows explorer (Win7 x64), which are set to open in Netbeans 8.0 by default. Getting a Windows error alert from Java Virtual Machine Launcher: Error: Could not ...
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How to speed up the “Agent Ransack” main functionality

This question is related with similar problem, in other search type app. (http://superuser.com/questions/830525/how-to-speed-up-the-search-everything-main-functionality) The "Agent Ransack" is a very ...
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Ctrl button 'sticks' in Windows 7

For three weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity down: Whenever I hit the CTRL button, my computer keyboard behaves as if I the CTRL button were pressed all ...
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Microsoft Visual c++ 2010 redistributable package x64 on USB Windows

I have installed windows 7 on USB Drive by Win to USB program but when I want to run Amd graphics drivers installer it stoped at installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2010. I tried to install Microsoft ...
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How to set up Windows 7 to be able to switch between headphones and 3.1 sound system?

I use the integrated sound system (motherboard) which works with the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have it set up like this: Note that there is no 3.1 option only Quadrophonic and Stereo I do not ...
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Windows7 & Samba (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) - error on change password

I have a fully working setup of Samba4 (non-AD) on Ubuntu 14.04.01 with Win7 clients. When a user tries to change his (samba) password from the Win7 client, an error 1351 occurs. No error messages in ...
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Self signed certificate is not appearing in Chrome after importing

I have a Synology NAS that creates a self signed certificate for SSL access. I'm using the latest Chrome on Windows 7. Upon visiting the NAS's landing page, Chrome presents a red warning to say that ...
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How to get 'duplicate monitor' to pick the correct monitors

We have a computer at a remote site running windows 7 and connected to 2 monitors and an HDMI out to a second computer so that the screen can be recorded. The monitors are a 1080p and a 1280x1024. ...
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What do I do after directly copying an NTFS volume from one device to another with ddrescue?

I used ddrescue in a Ubuntu Live boot to rescue data from a failing 3TB external HDD formatted as NTFS. I had it copy the data directly to a new physical device, i.e. I didn't create an intermediate ...
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Windows 7 adding context menu entry

Alright, so I've followed this tutorial. Upon getting the common problem and reading the last entry, I found that Running as Admin did fix the problem and I used the shortcut method as indicated. I ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection Prevents VirtualBox Guest From Starting

We were running VirtualBox 4.3.16 on a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 x64 host. A couple of days ago, our Corporate IT decided they were going to silently install a newer version Symantec Endpoint ...
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38gb of Data Used on Hard Drive with New Installation of Windows 7 Ultimate

I just installed Windows 7 Ultimate edition on a hard drive with 74.5 GB, but as soon as I checked the computer space I found out 38 gigs were used up. Upon further investigation I found these folders ...
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Win 7 local group policy login times

Simply put my question is do local group policies under the User Configuration elongate log in times? For instance we do things like many companies do and apply security via GPO from out domain ...
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How to replace letter keys, say v using autohotkey?

One of the letters on my keyboard, v is not working and since I am on windows 7, tried using autohotkey to replace this letter with another key combination like win+c or alt+c. But that is somehow ...
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What means 'preload windows' in a laptop specifications?

A laptop specification says: Operating system: Win7Pro64 preload Win8Pro64 What exactlly means that the laptop comes with windows 7 and a preload Windows 8? Please clarify all the possible details ...
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WiFi funny business => “One” machine can ping “the other” but “the other” cannot ping “one.” “The other” can browse “one” in explorer

So I'm at work and I need my private server (my personal laptop) to communicate with my team's assigned machines. I had Hamachi approved as a solution by all of our stakeholders only to have IT ...
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How to IPv4 through IPv6?

My ISP (Unitymedia Germany) tunnels IPv4 traffic through slow and unstable CGNAT (they call it "AFTR", which seems to be a similar thing) but comes with reliable and native IPv6. Now, is there any ...
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packard bell easynote te69hw cannot set screen brightness to maximum when charger is not plugged

I just bought a new laptop and there is something that's been annoying me, when am using the laptop with the battery only the screen brightness lower itself automatically, but the problem is that the ...
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Remote Desktop into Windows 8.1 PC with high DPI scaling

I recently attached two high DPI displays to my Windows 8.1 desktop PC. As a result I put the scaling (found at Screen Resolution > Make text ... larger or smaller) to 200%. This has been an ...
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Why do games exit fullscreen? [duplicate]

I'm playing a game and randomly it will exit fullscreen and return to windows. When I click on the game's icon, I see that the game has been paused. The issue is not my keyboard, because it happens ...