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Origin (from EA) prevents Windows 10 from sleep and does not require password

I have recently upgraded to Windows 10 and with Origin installed, I can't put the computer to sleep. When I put the computer to sleep, after 3 minutes the computer wakes up automatically and goes ...
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Updating Windows 7 takes forever

I'm installing updates for my Windows 7 machine on shutdown. There seem to be two of them, and I get the usual warning: "Please do not power off or unplug your machine" and then "Installing update 1 ...
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How to boot and export from a recovered external hard drive?

My previous laptop had Ubuntu and Windows 8 dualbooted. The hard drive was corrupted, but I had it recovered and exported to an external hard drive, assuming i could boot from it. My new, Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 Savedialog windows not listing folders

My PC Not show folders and directory if save or open file from computer. Sorry my English a little. My problem pictures are here.. How to fix this problem? Thanks.
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Launching the graphical interface for setting environment variables

I use Windows 7. What command can launch the graphical interface for setting environment variables? that is, how to launch, through command prompt, what the button at bottom right of this image ...
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I want to install Windows 10 pro can I install this

Currently I'm using Windows 8 32 bit on Intel Pentium dual core E5300 2.60 GHz processor 2 GB ram I want to install Windows 10 pro can I install this Processor:
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All sounds play through skype, even when the mic is muted

When playing games I use Skype to talk to friends and I would like to listen to music at the same time, the problem is that my friends can hear my computer sounds from music to game sounds. I've seen ...
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DirectX won't install

I have a PC that I have clean installed Windows 7 on so that I have a nice clean PC to play my beloved Tom Clancy games on. However, whenever I attempt to install DirectX 9.0c I get the error an ...
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recovery settings not opening in windows 10 also Windows 10 getting stuck while working on any of its application

I am trying to rollback to windows 7 from 10. I try to open setting and I get some RuntimeBroker not found error and My PC gets stuck every few seconds.e.g while typing a message I have to wait to ...
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why is a usb mouse randomly connecting /disconnecting

TO All who have been having problems with their usb mouse Locking up and disconnecting the problme has nothing to do with the USB power mananagment for the device. the real nauture of the problem is ...
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Opera won't stay logged into facebook page after restarting browser?

Using Opera 31.0.1889.174 on Windows 7 64-bit. If I log into a facebook "page" (not my main facebook) and then close the browser and re-open it and visit facebook it will no longer be logged into my ...
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Windows can’t find hard disk drive after hard resets but drive works via a USB enclosure

The drive in question is a 3TB SATA Seagate (ST3000DM001-9YN166; Firmware: CC4H) hard disk drive and my system is Windows 7 64-bit. I had some GPU trouble a while back and required to hard-reset a ...
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Windows Update errors on Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64

I've recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and there are more than 200 updates available, I let Windows Update download and install the updates but when the computer restarts, the logon (blue ...
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Strange Folder Appeared, Can't be deleted

After some time I created a folder I noticed that there was exact duplicate of this folder which was Exact same Format, Name, Direction, I can't Delete it, Move it or Rename it, it shows up this ...
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When launching firefox, it does not show in applications but is showing in processes

I am running a Windows 7 x64 system. Over the last few weeks Firefox will only launch the first time. After exiting, the next time I launch it it will not show anything on the screen. Firefox is ...
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Can I use Window's Robocopy to safely backup MySQL tables?

I've got a MySQL database on a server running Windows 7, and I want to create a quick (but safe!) copy without shutting anything down. I issue FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK, run Robocopy, then issue ...
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How can I get Windows to work again?

Long story short, I did a bunch of themeing on my Windows 7 laptop. It worked great for a while. Then explorer.exe crapped out on me. The themeing process had me rename the original file so I could ...
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Using win7 ghost image file on brandnew PC

Given that I have an old pc with win7 installed and a brandnew pc (of course hard drive is blank). i would like to migrate win7 from old hd to new one so I prepare these: A win7 ghost image file ...
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windows7 never loads updates

I have an clean install of windows7 on a gateway E-295c tablet laptop. It is the first time I have tried to update this PC, and it never completes the update process. The computer is still usable, I ...
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Why didn't SETX update my PATH when I tried adding VLC? (Windows 7)

I'm attempting to add VLC to the PATH variable on a Windows 7 setup, so that it can be called from cmd using vlc vs "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe". Using set, the PATH can be modified ...
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Adding touchscreen to laptop and need to use USB extension cable

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Dell/Alienware laptop and bought a Faytech 15" touchscreen to add to it, the laptop runs 3D marine charting software (thus the need for the Alienware model), the second ...
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Windows 7 PC cannot reboot unless powered down for at least 2 minutes

My ageing (late 2009) Windows 7 desktop PC has started doing something odd of late. If I restart it, or shut it down completely, it does not restart properly - it gets up to the black screen with ...
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Messed up registry registry with tool; cannot boot; how to restore registry backup tool made?

I used a registry repair tool by 3B Software to remove some keys added by a virus. But after the fix my computer will not boot. The boot sequence runs the Windows Repair Tool but it fails to fix ...
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Can someone help me decipher this formula. It deals with a life insurance policy where there is an annualized cash value interest rate of 4.00% [on hold]

Here is the formula the "administrator" of the policy gave. (((1+i)^(m/12))-1)*P They gave only the following information. i=interest rate to yield m=number of months p=principal Background - The ...
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After running disk check on an external hard drive, folders and files disappeared

I have a 1TB external hard drive( NTFS, my passport Western Digital). Yesterday I right clicked on the drive in Windows 7 my computer > properties > tools -> check now > and I check both these boxes: ...
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Strange behaviour: Quotes show only after typed twice [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 7. After adding some East Asian Fonts - I started having strange phenomena with quotes: For instance, if I type a " (double quotes), it won't show. But, if I type a " again, both ...
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Constant freezing on laptop even though plenty of system resources

I bought an Acer Aspire 7560 with Windows 7 installed a couple years back. It has 4 GB of RAM and a 1.4 GHz processor with four cores. I've always had problems with the laptop freezing during ...
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Grub and independent boot managers for each Windows install

My computer hard disk has 3 partitions where one contains Windows 7, another one with Windows 10 and another one with GNU/Gentoo Linux. As boot manager I'm using Grub (v1) but when I installed ...
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Upgrade Windows 7 64bit Home (OEM) ==> Windows 7 Pro 64bit (RTM) ==> Windows 10 Pro 64bit

I had "Windows 7 64bit Home (OEM)" installed on this system and purchased a standalone retail "Windows 7 64bit Professional" version in order to upgrade to Professional before I make the jump to ...
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Windows 7 to windows 10 upgrade on a VirtualBox

I have Windows 7 running in a virtualbox on a linux host. Now I wanted to upgrade it to windows 10 but it seems to check my hardware and reports that my VirtualBox Graphics Adapter is not compatible ...
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I Accidentally overwrote my hard disk with a floppy image

I Accidentally overwrote my hard disk with a floppy image (with win32 Disk Imager). The disk is 500Gb and had 3 NTFS partitions on it. Now it shows 1 FAT partition with the size of the floppy disk. ...
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Cycle through programs, not windows

I'm a OSX user who have to work with Windows7 based computers through work. I find the regular Windows alt + tab cycling quite messy when I have a lot of windows open. I wonder, is it possible to have ...
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No net access from cmd

tl/nr: I am behind a proxy. The proxy configuration comes with a pac file. The internet connection is working fine in browsers but not on cmd. How can I access internet from everywhere? Long: I am ...
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Exchange and web server

I have a MS Exchange account with syncing between different devices. If I remove a mail (remove from the deleted items) it should be removed from the other devices as well. Additionally I have ...
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Windows 7 boot animation is broken, after installed Ubuntu(14.04 LTS) along side windows 7

I've installed Ubuntu - 14.04 LTS in my Notebook which has previously installed windows 7. I have installed ubuntu with USB pen drive and selecting along side Windows 7. After the installationd ...
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What is the difference between special logon & logon?

This two words you can find on event viewer in some windows operating systems, please can anybody tell what are there?
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How to know when I last logged in from lock mode?

I usually lock my PC with password while going out, but still there is chance one can still access my information by logging in. So, how do I find out at what time I last logged in?
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Strange temporary “Access denied” error accessing encrypted file

After a system reboot (Win7 x64), an application (Pidgin) reported that it couldn't access a file (blist.xml) in its subdir under AppData\Roaming\. The subdir was encrypted. Accessing the file with ...
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What might cause a 16-bit application to not run on Windows 7 32-bit enterprise

I’m up against a very perplexing problem. I have around 8 or so windows 7 PC’s that were imaged via MDT 2012 with Windows 7 SP1 32-bit with a collective of software loaded on them all of which work ...
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Configure Putty to send Telnet data without pressing Enter?

Is there a way to configure Putty in telnet mode to send data from the keyboard immediately, without having to press enter? For example, when using Windows telnet, if i connect to my server and press ...
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Download installer for old version of Git

I need to install Git on an isolated computer which is not connected to the internet. This computer is extremely controlled, with all installations requiring approval and admin privileges (not me). ...
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See what application hijacked right ctrl shortcut key

As a developper, my life depends on ctrl-c, ctrl-v .. and most importantly, ctrl-z! My left ctrl key is no longer recognized. I tried setting english language at top, but I suspect an application ...
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Installing multiple Windows 7 on one PC [duplicate]

I have a license Windows 7 Home Premium and need to install two copies of it to ONE PC. The question is, will it in any way violate Microsoft license agreement? UPD: Question still unsolved. Question ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows update from downloading Windows 10 after downgrading to Windows 7 from Windows 10? [duplicate]

My wife was having a lot of issues with Windows 10, so she downgraded back to Windows 7. Now, Windows update in Windows 7 insists on downloading Windows 10’s installer. Is there any way to stop this ...
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the installation was interrupted before at&t global network [on hold]

I cannot install AT&T Global Network on my laptop (Windows 7 and Kaspersky is the anti-virus installed). I keep getting this message "the installation was interrupted before at&t global ...
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How to remove temporary installation files safely while the Disk Cleanup tool does not work?

The problem and its question in steps: I am trying to remove the (Temporary installation files) that is mentioned in this link: ...
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Chrome runs extremely slowly when plugins are enabled, thick black bar under recent history

Hopefully someone can help, I've uninstalled and reinstalled chrome, run the cleanup tool and cleared the cache, all the usual suspects. A few weeks ago chrome started hanging, I disabled all of ...
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Windows Office 2010 Uninstall taking very long to complete?

I work in an office of about 150 computers that me and another guy manage, I'm helping him out for about a month and the current task at hand for me is installing Office 365 on most computers. We ...
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XPERF View - Unknown process at svhost.exe flushing Disk

I have followed instructions to detect performance problems in Windows 7 by using Windows Performance Toolkit (xbootmgr and xperfview as shown here). The reason is because I still do not understand ...
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Completed downloads remain as unfinished and prevent further downloads on Chrome

Completed downloads on Google Chrome 44 freeze once they are complete and prevent any further downloads from happening. I'm using Windows 7, and this problem occurs occasionally, seemingly at random. ...