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BIOS not ACPI compliant, on windows 7 installation

I was facing a problem of blank screen with cursor after login in my Lenovo G40-30 laptop which was pre-installed with windows 8. So to resolve it I somehow decided to change it from UEFI boot to ...
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Is it a sign of trouble when Windows mis-recognizes the brand/model of my thumbdrive?

I have an assortment of USB thumbdrives, which I use often on a few different Windows 7 machines. Occasionally, when I insert one or the other of them, Windows will completely mis-identify it--I'll ...
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Windows 7 - How to locate a list of files by filename and copy them into a folder

I have a list of 200 filenames. I need to find these files, which are located in different subfolders, by their filename and copy them into one separate folder. I'm using Windows 7. How do I do that? ...
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“Blacklist” certain devices so Windows doesn't download new drivers/ change windows driver update registry

Main Question: Is there a way to prevent Windows 7 from searching for drivers for a device with a particular (known) vendor and product ID? Secondary Question: If the answer to the above question is ...
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ShellNew Icon for “.” File Type

I have successfully created a ShellNew command so that I can create a new blank file with no file extension. The reg file looks like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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OCZ RevoDrive W7 migration issues to Samsung 850 EVO

trying to migrate W7 from OCZ revodrive to samsung ssd via the migration tool samsung provides. The cloning process seems to go through ok, but for some reason, it creates 2 partitions on the samsung ...
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How to reliably trigger “color scheme performance” popup in Windows 7?

This question is specifically about Windows Embedded Standard 7, however I believe it is relevant for non-embedded Windows 7 also. I am using an i7-2600 / i7-2600K with Intel HD2000/HD3000 graphics. ...
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USB Device Not Recognized -warning on Unknown Device

Do I have a virus or what is this bug about? What part of my computer is failing? I have been getting this warning every now and then since a month or so: And when I click it, it shows me: I ...
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VirtualBox Clone VM for another PC

Let's assume I have a vm named Lubuntu.vdi, unregistered to VirtualBox, and it resides on PC-Private. Now, I clone the vm and the clone has the name Public-Lubuntu.vdi, and it resides on PC-Private. ...
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Windows Resource Monitor

We use the Windows Resource Monitor for some diagnostics and it appears that on Windows 7 the version of Resource Monitor is 6.1.7601 and has some better features than Windows Small Business Server ...
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how to install windows 7 with size more than 4 GB using gpt usb and UEFI mode?

I know that, in order to install Windows 7 on my windows 8.1 laptop, I must disable secure boot then use the diskpart command to convert my USB disk to GPT and format it as fat32. I made every thing ...
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Accidentally associated .exe files with java.exe

I have downloaded a YawCam.exe program in order to take pictures with my webcam. After installation I clicked its icon to start then it opened 'Open With...' dialog to select which program to be ...
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fix multiple broken junctions

i have a bunch of broken junction because of drive letter changes. is there a possibility to mass-fix the drive letter? Since all the junctions are relative to a common directory root, they also could ...
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how to copy local group policy to other PC's with registry export

I need to copy Group Policy settings to about 30 other PC's (all windows 7 but not identical in usernames etc.). I tried to copy the User and Machine folder in the %systemroot%\system32\GroupPolicy ...
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Many successful logon and logoff requests in Windows Event Viewer

I'm getting thousands of logon and logoff requests every day from the same computer in the local network. It seems the computer is connecting from a different port every time. What could be the cause ...
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Domain accounts (Windows 7)?

You know if you login to Windows 7 using your domain username and password, your password is then stored onto the local machine so that you can login next time login onto the computer if you are not ...
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Remote Desktop Connection for a Guest Account for Windows 7 Professional

How do I set up a remote desktop connection for a guest account on my home computer with Windows 7 Professional?
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What is a Non Existing Process?

Today when I woke up my laptop, it was unresponsive but somehow I managed to open procexp. I realized that the Image path was not present The Parent Process was Non Existing One interesting thing ...
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Networked user cannot user local printer

I have a user on our network has a purchased a Dymo label printer. I am able to install the software that runs the printer; install the printer which is then visible in device manager. When I ...
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Recover to windows 7 factory OS from windows 8.1, dell xps

I have dell xps 15, it came with windows 7 in its recovery partition, and I upgraded to windows 8.1. Now I want to recover to windows 7 again from the recovery partition, but It didn't work, it always ...
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Windows 7 explorer: Is this a bug, or intended behavior?

In Explorer in Windows 7, if you select 9 or more files (but not all) and rename them, the selection is lost after the files are renamed. Is this intended, or a bug? This behavior does not show ...
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TeamViewer Unattended Access without Monitor

I'm trying to manage some computers on my LAN. I don't have a windows pro version to get to other machines. If I don't have a monitor plugged in to the computers I want to manage, will remote support ...
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How to redirect all incoming messages to a Gmail email address using Microsoft Outlook 2013?

I use Microsoft Outlook 2013 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. How to redirect all emails I receive on Outlook to a Gmail email address?
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How to add a contact using their Skype ID?

How to add a contact using their Skype ID? When I do: and look for the Skype ID dom_marshall I don't have one but several results: I use Skype on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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On-screen keyboard with function keys

Is there a way to add the function keys to the on-screen keyboard in Windows 7? If not, is there an alternative program that has the function keys?
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How do I set Lotus Notes 5 as default mail program in Windows 7 Professional

I am trying to set Lotus Notes 5 as the default email client in Windows 7 Professional. I have tried the steps outlined at hwupgrade.it, but have had no luck. How can I set Lotus Notes 5 as my ...
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Storing multiple OS Installation Media on an SSD

I would like to condense my bootable CD and DVD collection onto a SSD. I have managed to write two Windows OS Installers to the SSD and successfully installed Windows from the SSD to 3 Different ...
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Move win7 to another machine: working machine on every step

I want window7 ("C" and "D") move to another machine with all installed programs. As I understand the sequnce of step is following: sysprep /generalize reboot with mini windows and use imagex to ...
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Installed Programs on Windows 7

Kids have installed/downloaded a lot of programs on computer. What are the necessary programs I need to make Windows 7 run correctly and quicker or how do I know what programs came with computer?
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microsoft system center endpoint protection doesn't run when logged out

I have a stand-alone version of Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection installed on the Windows 7 machines in my shop. On at least one machine, SCEP does not do its scan when the machine is not ...
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BIOS does not manage the 2 * 2Go RAM [on hold]

I bought 2 x 2Go DRR2 to upgrade my computer. But when I boot, my BIOS displays only 2Go managed. In my Windows 7 Pro 64 bits, I read 4GO (2GO available). So I look for a solution in web and I found ...
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Behaviour of the swap file and RAM usage

I have 6GB of RAM on my computer but when I'm using heavy programs, window shove some of the data used by the program in the swap file. Naturaly, the program run much slower. To avoid this, I tried ...
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Where do I find the installer (trusted installer?) todo list?

Every time I turn on my computer, it tries to install something. I would prefer it ... not. What is causing this? Is there a list in the registry? Let's not get into details on that but say that I ...
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Error installing Windows - Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition

I am trying to install Windows on my computer. I previously had Ubuntu and Kali Linux installed. I am able to boot up from my USB. I agree to all the legal stuff and when it comes to installing ...
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Automatic Wireless Network Switching

I have a weird situation at work I'm trying to fix.... I work as a web developer at a large corporation with the usual over the top security on its networks. To be absolutely clear, I'm not trying ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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Restore MAC files from Windows

I was dual booting (Hackintosh) OSX Mountain Lion and Windows 7, one drive, two partitions. I recently bought an SSD and installed Windows 7 on it and I have repartitioned and formatted the old drive, ...
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Different values of committed memory for the same program on different machines

I am checking how much memory my application requires. I am testing it on different machines: one is a Windows 7 PC with 32 GB RAM, the other is Windows Server 2012 with 256 GB RAM. I noticed that ...
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Converting .qcow2 V Hard Disk into .VMDK (Windows/VMWare)

Is any way to convert a .qcow2 into .vmdk on Windows 7 64-bit using VMWare Workstation? i did that using a tool qemu-img in my linux host (SLES11): qemu-img convert -f qcow2 vdisk.qcow2 -O vmdk ...
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How will the Win10 free upgrade work?

I have a laptop with Win7 that I would like to upgrade to Win10, but if I install Win7 and then upgrade to Win10 through the Windows Update manager (When available), is my license key then added as a ...
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2 OEM Windows installs in 1 machine (same license) [duplicate]

I have an OEM Windows 7 Professional install on my machine. I want to install Windows 7 Professional on the same machine, on another hard disk, without removing the first install. I do not want boot ...
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Setting an “unidentified” network as “Home” automatically

I have a (wired) network consisting of two Windows 7 (x86) PCs, a HP network printer, and a gigabit network switch. There's no router or DCHP, so they all have fixed IPs in the 192.168.0.xxx region. ...
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Unable to merge Primary and Logical paritions

I'm trying to increase the size of my C: drive(boot) I want to reduce the size of my D drive and merge the unallocated partition to C drive. I've tried the Disk Management tool in Windows 7, but that ...
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Visual Studio 2013 on .NET Framework 4.5.2

I am about to install Visual Studio 2013 (includes Update 4) which comes with .NET Framework 4.5.1. My Windows 7 OS has .NET Framework 4.5.2 installed. How will the Visual Studio installer deal with ...
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Applications flicker when I click the mouse

The best way I can show this is with games - which are entirely unplayable. Here is a video of what is happening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqb5qPencVE Notice that it happens every time I ...
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Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04

I have Windows 7 64bit Professional. On this I have installed a VirtualBox with Ubuntu Server 12.04. OpenVPN is installed on both. I need to allow internet on Ubuntu and I also need to connect to a ...
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Restoring Windows Image from D: after formatting the C: partition

I have a single HDD with two partitions: C and D. I am running Windows 7 64 bit pro. The system and all the files are on C partition. I can successfully create an Image backup and store it on D. I can ...
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Samsung Series 5 erratic keyboard and touchpad [on hold]

Sometimes, my keyboard and touchpad on my Series 5 Samsung Ultrabook works, but sometimes it does't. After it fails, I reboot two times or three times, and it works. After ten minutes to four hours, ...
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Win 7 defines share network path incorrectly. Therefore it can not be discovered on the network

I have 3 Win 7 machines networked, but not using Homegroups. The problem I have is with one of them (my laptop)and how it defines the Network Path for sharing the Public directory under Users. The ...