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windows 7 rdp logon - run one program and auto logoff

I wish to allow one user to use RDP and logon to my Windows 7 machine. The user should be put directly into one program and when the user exits the program, the user is to be automatically logged ...
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Why does it take so long to “Set Network Location”?

Whenever I join a new wifi network in Windows 7, the "Set Network Location" dialog box comes up and I choose Home, Work, or Public. But, then it takes maybe 10 seconds for this window to close. What ...
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how to share internet with two wifi cards on Win 7?

I'm connected to the internet via my external wifi card and I want to share the connection with my android phone, I though of creating a soft access point on my internal wifi card and make a bridge ...
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Windows 7 “blocked by group policy. contact system administrator”

I am running windows 7 and somehow my administrator rights are gone. I am also getting a message of "blocked by group policy. Contact system administrator" whenever trying to run windows update or any ...
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Why is the windows 7 AeroPeek alt+tab fix not working on this machine?

This is a challenging problem requiring help at the level of a Windows GURU. Basically, I want win-XP like alt+tab behavior in my win-7 machine. I bought this Win7 Pro machine. I have the same ...
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Set Google Drive to Prevent Shutdown (Mac and Windows) if still syncing

I run a number of Macs all running bootcamp Windows (7) and Mac (Mavericks), I rely on my G-Drive files being up to date on both windows and mac (I have tried a shared 3rd drive however G-Drive ...
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How can I pin a folder to the Windows 7 taskbar with a custom icon?

The Windows 7 taskbar pins normal applications easily enough; but pinned folders are rolled up under generic instance of explorer.exe and generic folder icon. Is there anyway to have folder pinned to ...
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Alt Tab stuck down without pressing any keys - Windows 7

I have the weirdest problem, but it's not on a PC I regularly use and is extremely intermittent - maybe happening once a month or so, and always during a power point presentation. The Alt Tab key ...
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Recovering Deleted Data onto the Same Drive

I just accidentally deleted pretty much all of my data. It is on a separate partition, and I have not touched anything except to try some undeleters. The biggest problem is that it is terabytes of ...
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Run a command in a batch file on the system clock

I have two different connection for my internet connection. The first uses from 7am to 10pm. The second uses from 10 pm to 7 am the next day. And for each of the connections I've made a batch file ...
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How do I put .ico files into .dlls in Windows 7

Today, I made a .ico file, but I wanted to put it in a dll so if i went into a program's properties, I would select "change icon" put it to location D:\Driver Icons\Micro.dll. I don't know how to add ...
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Deleting extraneous NTFS Partition

A Windows 7 laptop I commonly use has an internal hard drive that is partitioned into the primary Windows partition, drive C, and an extra partition, drive D, that is also NTFS and is positioned ...
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Generic error when installing all versions of SketchUp

Trying to install Sketchup on Windows 7 (64bit) and during the install process I get a generic error: "An internal error occurred" and the install quits prematurely. This happens on all versions: ...
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How to have the Windows Media Player Extension for HTML5 operational across Chrome restarts?

Some of the Internet radio stations I listen to are employing Windows Media Player. Since I use the Chrome browser (37.0.2062.120 m), I installed the Windows Media Player Extension for HTML5 for ...
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VirtualBox can't create 64-bit VM after reboot

Host: Windows 7, 64 bits. Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965, quad core, 64 bits Since I upgraded to VirtualBox 4.3.1.16 I am having this issue. After installing the VirtualBox exe I can create 64 bit ...
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Junction points or default directory changes for moving the big folders off SSD

I'm going to once again reinstall my Windows 7 system. This time, I'm going to be moving the Program Files, PFx86, ProgramData, and Users folders onto a 1TB WD black drive straight after installation ...
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Reseting Windows via command line

My Operating System(windows 8.1) got infected by a virus or a malware. I tried to reset the system back to factory settings via recovery settings. But when I start it there is not a respond. I is just ...
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Windows 7 sleep/hibernate not working with dual boot

I have a Lenovo W520 laptop with a SSD in the main bay and an external HDD in the 'cd' bay. I have the following setup Windows on SSD Ubuntu on HDD I used to have a bit of a stupid setup: the ...
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office 2013 will not accept updates [on hold]

Office 2013 updates download.When goes into detection mode, error occurs on all office updates and they do not install. I have re installed office. I have tried to download the problem updates direct ...
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Fedora 20 on latest version of Oracle Virtualbox (Windows 7 host) pretty much doesn't work

Has anyone else tried to use such a config? I get this aggravating behavior where the VM window will repeatedly resize itself to a (about) 263x68 window. This makes the UI completely unusable, as ...
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Accidentally deleted windows 7 getting error NTLDR is missing

I have formatted the C: drive accidentally on my Asus net book(No CD Drive). In response NTLDR is missing error is coming. I tried several options like rescue cd's bootable usb with several Os like xp ...
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Slow Boot - Windows 7 Professional - Dell Laptop [on hold]

Fresh install of windows 7, no programs installed. Boot takes at least 10 minutes. Any suggestions?
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Windows 7 how to remove program [on hold]

How can I remove the program that starts with http://istart.webssearches.com/ from my PC with Windows7 ? I cannot remove it in a normal way.
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Terminal Services Client will not connect to RemoteApp [on hold]

I am receiving the error message "Juniper Services Client could not start the RemoteApp specified." How do I fix this error?
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Windows Update Failure on Windows 7 x64(0x80070057)

Receiving error 0x80070057 while performing Windows Updates on Windows 7 (64-bit). Tried the following: Ran Windows Update Troubleshooter. It fixed several Registry problems, but still reports a ...
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Installing software on Windows 7 very slow

Since a few days, any software installation on my Windows 7 computer is very slow. This is on a Windows 7 64bit setup of just a few weeks old (new computer). I've waited for over an hour for ...
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Windows 7 systray icon hides each boot

My computer runs Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. I have MagicDisc installed and I want it always to show up in my system tray. I click the up array on the system tray and select "Customize..." to bring ...
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Restore Creation date in windows

I made a backup of 230GB of files by uploading them on a cloud storage via FTP. Now if i download the files from there, they show the date when the file is downloaded. (d'uh) I made a backup of the ...
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Setting laptop RAID-0 drives on desktop [on hold]

My laptop has 2 750GB hard drives setup as a RAID-0 array to form a 1.5TB hard drive. The laptop screen got damaged and I wish to remove the 2 drives and place them in a desktop system to copy some ...
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Partition types for windows 7 installation [on hold]

I am planning to reinstall Windows 7 on my PC but I am not sure how to mark the partitions. Specifically I have three HDD's. Two of them for data storing which already have files in them and one more ...
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After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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Is it possible to remove the 'Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?'

'Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?' Yes, I'm sure, I'm certain... I never want to be asked again. Once a month I need to copy small .mpg files [for in-store advertising ...
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Touchpad on keyboard not recognizing taps

I have a Compaq Presario cq56 and my touchpad is not working properly. I can move my cursor around the screen, but when I want to click on a program it won't do so. To get to my programs I have to ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Vista compatibility layer software?

I've bought a dictionary which came with a software version of the dictionary. Unfortunately, while this installs on both my Windows Vista and Windows 7 PCs, it will crash when I run it on Windows 7 ...
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Folder is not copying properly from laptop to hard drive

Hi I am using WD elements 2 TB hard drive. I tried to copy folder (6gb movies) from my windows 7 laptop. It shows copy is completed but when I eject it and again connect it is showing empty ...
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Mount the same VHD file from multiple user sessions

Is it possible to mount the same VHD file from two different user sessions? I'm using Windows 7. Scenario: user 1 logs in, mounts the VHD file user 2 logs in, mounts the same VHD file My VHD file ...
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How to display Windows Brightness Slider on a desktop on Win-7 Home Premium 64 bit

I don't see a brightness slider for my desktop monitor in Win-7. Should be at the bottom of the screen in Control Panel > Systems and Securities > Power Options shouldn't it, or is this only for ...
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Multiple calendars in Windows

Windows 7 allows users to display multiple clocks (for different time zones). Is there a way to have multiple calendars there too? For example, can I display both Gregorian and Islamic (Hijri) ...
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How a browser manages to execute a command in cmd?

Some time ago while visiting some web site in Opera 12.12 following Windows 7 UAC prompt appeared on screen: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe /c at 13:29:00 /every:T,M,Th,F,W,S,Su wmic.exe nicconfig where ...
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Putting i7-4790K under full load causes triggers a hard reset (computer shuts down with no error message)

I have a brand new system with an i7-4790K on a GA-Z97X-UD5H. I'm using the stock heatsink/fan, and my PSU is a gold rated 450W Rosewill. There is no graphics card. The CPU is not overclocked, all ...
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Problems with iCloud Control Panel 4.0 for Windows and Outlook 2013

I've been having trouble with the iCloud Control Panel for Windows for some time. iCloud works great on my iOS devices and Mac, but on my work computer, the Photo Stream has never worked reliably. I ...
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What is the procedure to reset admin windows 7 password on boot camp mac pro?

How can I reset the administrator password on apple bootcamp since it doesn't have a bios? It uses EFI.
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Windows 7 unpredictably hard-locks

Exact description of the problem Basically what will happen is the computer locks up, completely, and the only way to pull out of it is to physically reset it using the power button. The computer ...
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Cannot display this video mode optimum resolution 1280x1024 60hz error

PC configurations: Quad Core 4GB ram 160 GB Hard disk 256mb 64bit Raedon x1600 series PCI card Dell 1908 FP LCD Windows 7 Ultimate Problem : Whenever I tried to install whether windows 8 or ...
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How to restrict the another user to see the network security password in windows 7?

I'm using the internet through a wireless router. I'm worried that some other person can see my network security password easily, by simply clicking on the check box in my network security ...
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4GB temporary system files showing up on desktop for no understandable reason

There are 4GB temporary system files called "BITEA#.tmp" e.g. BITEA5.tmp showing up on my Desktop folder just this last week. Does anyone know if this may be caused by malware recording screen or ...
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How to make a specific program not show up on start menu

I would like certain programs to never show up on the Windows 7 start menu. I can remove them from the start menu just fine, but then when I run them, they show up again. If I right click the windows ...
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My Ctrl and Alt keys are swapped, how can I swap them back?

I'm working on a company PC that was used previously by someone else. I don't find that AutoHotKey is installed on this machine. The Ctrl and Alt keys are swapped - (when I press Ctrlit behaves like ...
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Windows 7: Keyboard is not working for several seconds on loginscreen

i have this problem now for like a few months. Its not a "huge" problem, but I'd like to solve it anyway. Every time i start up my computer and want to type in my password on the Log in screen, my ...
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Disable windows 7 auto-restart after end-tasking certain processes

So I was end tasking a bunch of processes and I miss-clicked and hit some windows process (lsm.exe I believe, but that's not the point) that gave me the usual "windows will now shut down in one ...