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Is it possible to restore backup of one make of machine to another?

I'm trying to restore a backup system image to a build PC, that was created using a Dell computer. I understand driver/hardware issues, that isn't a problem. The problem is I get an Error "This ...
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acer aspire 5733Z-4477 Win 7 64bit - get error message that a write failure has occurred

I have an acer aspire 5733z with win 7 home premium 64-bit - I had to do a factory recovery due to problems with the Win 10 upgrade - now when I try to do another factory backup my dvd's get errors ...
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Falsly accused of having fake email account [on hold]

I was accused of having a fake email account and I did not have one. I was accused of sending emails to people and I did not. The people that are accusing me of sending these emails and I did not, ...
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Unable to open a specific site in browser on windows 7

I am trying to open 'https://chrome.google.com' on any browser on my windows 7 machine but for the life of me cannot seem to reach it (its giving a connection timeout error). I've tried all browsers ...
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Windows 10 install on Windows 7 Ultimate fails after 'Checking requirements' with error code 80070005

There are many people with this problem on a MS website. In my case and in many other cases it is not solvable by the normal techniques for resolving windows update and setup issues. I'll post the ...
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How to delete BIOS password?

I have a problem with my BIOS. There is a password in my BIOS and I cannot delete it. I tried these methods: 1) Tried to take out battery for 3 days; 2) Tried to write debug, but my Windows 7 is 64 ...
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Applications starting but not showing UI

I tried to start applications as usual from the Windows start menu. Over ~ 30 minutes, I got the following effects: applications with a GUI do not get shown any more. I can continue using GUI ...
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Debugging LaserJet 200 software installation?

On Windows 7 X64, I am trying to install the latest version of the software package for the HP LaserJet 200 color MFP M276: LJ-Pro-200-color-MFP-M276-full-solution-14057.exe Most interested I am in ...
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Sync SkyDrive and OneDrive via two operating systems (W7 and W8) and one MS Account

I have two computers, one still on Windows 7, the other experimentally on Windows 8. There still are some SkyDrive files on the Windows 7 as well as some OneDrive files. Also, there are now OneDrive ...
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Computer randomly restarting in the middle of some CPU and GPU activity (viewing videos, gaming)

Asking on behalf of someone I know. His current build - Processor: Core i7-4770k RAM: GSkill Sniper Series DDR3-1600 8 GB total RAM 4 x 2 GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SC SSD: Samsung 120GB 840 Pro PSU: Corsair ...
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BIOS won't boot Win7 Ultimate from SATA Drive

I recently installed windows 7 ultimate replacing windows 8.1 Pro (On another partition is Ubuntu) and after shutting down and rebooting with no difficulty, I after a while needed to hibernate and i ...
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Windows 7 some settings reset on reboot?

So as of today when I reset my PC, some of my settings don't save for whatever reason. For example, I have 3 Speakers but only use 2 so I disabled the 1. When I reboot, it changes from the one I had ...
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Unlock Excel VBA “Find” window location

When editing VBA code the FIND window (Ctrl F) appears at the bottom of the screen. It can be manually re-positioned but upon re-opening it appears at the bottom again. It used to open in the last ...
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Missing .msi files as well as WIndows Update errors?

I'm on Win7 Pro, When I try to install any program, so far i've tried Virtual Box and .Net Framework 4.6, so far into the install it comes up and says it can't find the .msi file in the Temp folder, ...
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Problems with Cortana and signing in with a a MS account after upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

After an apparent long but apparently trouble free upgrade, my programs work except that I can not get Cortana installed and when I try signing in as a new user I am also unable to do so ...
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How to install Webcam driver for satellite P755D S5172 in Windows 10

I have upgraded to Windows 10 - 64 Bits and my camera used to work in Windows 7 also 64 bits. I have tried using the official Windows 7 driver but no luck. Please advice me on How to install Webcam ...
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Disable USB's including mouse and keyboard, enable with key combo

I have a specific scenario where I have a computer displaying cameras on screen but the operators keep plugging USB's and keyboard/mouse into it. I am aware that I can disable the USB storage ...
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Power Outage Causes Downgrade from Window 10 to Windows 7? How?

Ok, I admit I'm confused. I upgraded several workstations to Window 10 from Windows 7 a couple of weeks ago. Yesterday, a power outage caused these computers to shut off improperly. One of the ...
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Add a local vs add a network printer — difference?

I'm puzzled as to how "add a local printer" and "add a network, wireless or bluetooth printer" are different. Under "Add a local printer", I can use an existing port or create a new port, under which ...
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having issues creating laptop wifi hotspot

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop (hp probook 640 g1) I started the hosted network and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network ...
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how do i get to the GUI versions of the command line programs

How do i get to these in Windows 7 in the graphical user interface? netsh http add urlacl url=http://206.74.58.18:8080/ user=everyone netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="Open Port 8080" dir=in ...
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Do you need .net 4 to update windows 7 to windows 10?

Just wanted to ask that do I need .net 4.x in order to update to windows 10? Because I cant install .net 4 update through widnows update. It has been like that for I while. Tried a lot of things to ...
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Network Issue Windows 7 Fresh Installed Self Assigned IP Adress

I was fixing a laptop with connection issues. Well after some research it was for the best to reinstall all. Fresh Windows 7 Home Premium install and still connection issues (others then before but ...
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How to configure an brand new windows 7/8 for digital signage/infoscreen/infoterminal usage?

The point is: I'm using windows mainly as an end-user - not as developer. Our software was been developed for an micro-pc that runs OS X or a small Debian. Due missing drivers we have to switch to ...
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How do you remove dwm.exe error [on hold]

How do you remove dwm.exe has stopped working error message
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Windows 10 does not boot (Maybe isn't considered as OS?)

I have a problem with booting Windows 10. I use Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 and first I instantly got back to GRUB when selecting Windows 10 then I booted from Windows 10 installer media and ran ...
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Computer audio via bluetooth to soundbar?

I was able to connect my laptop to my VIZIO S4251w. It shows up in my Bluetooth Devices list with a headset icon. However, as you can see from the properties window below it is not set up properly: ...
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Can't edit Local Security Policy in Windows 7

I'm trying to add users to the Access this computer from the network User Rights Assignment policy but the 'Add' button is disabled: I'm connecting to the machine via RDP using the local ...
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How to solve RAM usage bug in Windows 7

I have an unsolved bug in my Windows Machine. I want to run a VM to test a software and sometimes I don't have enough free RAM.. I installed the VM with the same installation disk, but the bug is: On ...
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Computer Stuck on Loading screen

I was watching a movie on my PC (motherboard ASRock conroe945PL-Glan). The movie froze and the colors changed. I tried to restart the PC and now it is stuck on windows loading logo, and then ...
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Delete network drive on Windows 7

I tried to add a network drive to my computer (FTP to a server I own), but unfortunately, I set it up wrong, and so it won't connect. Every time I so much as single click on the icon in My Computer, ...
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Creating laptop wifi hotspot losing ssid when sharing connection

I have created a wifi hotspot on my work laptop I started the hostednetwork and in the network and sharing page I could see the ssid 'hotSpot1' under the wireless network connection 2 (WNC2) icon. I ...
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Different language keeps appearing on language bar?

I'm using a Japanese layout keyboard and using English version of Windows 7. I set my input method to Japanese (Japan) - Japanese , so that I can have all keys working properly. I got this weird ...
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Downloading Stock Option Quotes

How can I download option quotes from Yahoo or another financial website? I would need to download all options (both calls and puts on all strike prices and all expiration dates) on a particular ...
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Find path of standard executable for a given file type in Windows

Suppose I am running cmd and I open an application by typing for example start document.pdf I want to get the exact path of the executable that opens .pdf files Of course I could search the entire ...
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Prevent PC from being powered off without first calling shutdown

I have a PC with windows 7. This computer runs a full-screen program at startup so users are unable to access the Desktop. Inside the program there is a button to shutdown the computer but users are ...
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HTTP log-on with cURL fail with error (7) in VPN

My PC's inside a campus network and need to do HTTP log-in periodically to keep on-line. So I wrote a one-liner cURL bash script to do the log-in. It worked fine until I started to use VPN. The log-in ...
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Can't boot back to Windows(BOOTCAMP)!

I plugged in my USB few days ago and I keep getting this message when I start my computer. "Need to check FAT 32 file directory for consistency, It's highly recommended that you do this" I don't have ...
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Recording from pc speakers; headset speakers; and microphone simultaneously

I'm using Windows 7. While recording videos using Shadowplay (Recording gameplay basically) I can easily record the game sounds coming from the pc speakers and simultaneously record my own voice ...
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VT-x is enabled, but it's not detected as such

I preemptively reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate x64 recently, but I lost the ability to use VT-x in the process. Namely, I was trying to get HAXM to work, but I will surely need it later for VirtualBox. ...
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Command prompt says I have no Microsoft Word files?

I opened a command window and typed dir *.docx at the prompt. The command did not find any files. However, I have 3 Microsoft word files in My Documents. This confuses me. I tried other experiments ...
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New HDD mounting and partitioning difficulties

I have recently purchased and installed a brand new 8TB Seagate Archive HDD into my desktop computer, and, using the "Disks" program in Ubuntu, I created one 8TB NFTS partition named "MediaStorage" ...
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Task Scheduler - Error Message “The Last day of the month option is supported only on Windows Vista or later”

Video Reproduce: http://tinypic.com/r/2ni4fhc/8 I am running on Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit Using Windows Task Scheduler - I edit an existing task. Trigger Select Monthly and the Days I selected ...
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Block Hubstaff from monitoring all my screens

My employer who is across the country away from me insist that I must run the software from Hubstaff that monitors and takes screenshots of my screens at intervals and uploads to server. Over a 12 ...
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Virtual Box OSX host, Windows 7 Guest Host-Only Network appears as Unidentified network

I'm trying to set up communication between my guest Windows 7 and host OSX machines. I have virtualbox configured with a vboxnet0 Host-only network with the following settings: IPv4 Address: ...
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Edit the source of a page in Opera

How can I edit source of a page in Opera? I used to be able to do so simply right-clicking the page, selecting "Source", edit the page and applying changes. Now, after selecting "Source", it doesn't ...
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Windows 7 freezes when removing keyboard and mouse

I set up 8 or so rack mount Windows 7. I wanted to remote desktop into the systems after getting them on the network. The problem is I don't have a KVM and I moved the USB keyboard from system to ...
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Multiple HDDs hanging constantly

I have an AMD Windows 7 system which has its OS on an SSD, and until previously had a single 4TB HDD as a data drive. I never had an issue with that drive until I installed a second 4TB drive and put ...
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BootCampAssistant “Install or delete Windows 7” greyed out

I need to install a Windows 7 on my MacBookPro but the installation button is actually greyed out. I first managed to install a first windows but i needed it to be bigger, so i deleted the BootCamp ...
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Windows 7 search function does not work

So, my windows search does not work. Not in the start menu, folders, or the F3 search function. I did some digging online. I tried rebuilding the index, restarting the service. People was ...