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Lenovo Couldnt complete updates undoing changes don't turn off your computer

Cannot move from this screen just hanging. Can turn off on the power button although when turned back in again it's the same message. How do I restart my computer and reset?
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How to disable the “Meet the Dropbox badge” dialog?

Lately, a dropbox dialogbox that says "Meet the Dropbox badge" pops up randomly when I move my mouse towards the right side of the screen. The dialog box looks like this: It's kind of disturbing, ...
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Multiple Monitor Set up

I'm running a machine with 6 monitors but for some reason I can't get the settings to hold. I'm running them in a stacked 3 wide but when I put the ones that are on top the revert back after I hit ...
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What happens to files in the Recycle Bin when I delete my account?

There were two accounts on my Windows 7 computer, UserA and UserB. I had files in the Recycle Bin of UserB, then I deleted that account while logged in as UserA. What happened to the files in UserB's ...
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My SSD has a very slow write speed (800MB read / 5MB write!)

I've done a lot of digging to try and figure out why this is the case. I've run defrag using O&O's offline defrag tool. I took my SSD drives off of RAID 0 and tested them individually with the ...
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Object pushed to back upon export to PFD in Adobe Illustrator

I inserted a vector graphic in my Adobe Illustrator document: Then I exported the Adobe Illustrator document to PDF, and opened the exported PDF in Adobe Acrobat Pro XI, where I saw that the vector ...
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Why is bluetooth pan so slow in windows 7?

I have a bluetooth dongle which I use to connect to the internet. I have a windows vista computer and a windows 7 computer. When I tested the bluetooth adapter in the vista computer, the download ...
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USB thumb drive appears in Manager, but not in Windows

I have a cheapo 32 GB thumb drive I'm trying to use to move some data between machines. When I plug it in I can see it add the drivers, but that's it, it doesn't mount. Opening Device Manager, I can ...
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Password for Windows in language which is not available

My Password to enter Windows is in Greek, but in the logon Screen the Greek language is not supported. The same thing happened with another person in the (Forum), but the answers cannot help me... ...
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Install Windows on separate drive WITHOUT dual boot

I have 2 physical drives drive 1 and drive 2. My drive 1 already has a Windows 8 installed, and I want to insall a Windows 7 on my drive 2 I first tried to boot from a USB stick and tried to install ...
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Windows 7 display is blurry/distorted after each reboot until the resolution is toggled

Dell Optiplex 3020 / Windows 7 64-bit / Intel HD 4400 Graphics / Dell 2405FPW Monitor Running at native 1920x1200 60Hz resolution using a VGA cable After starting up the display is blurry and the ...
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Which registry keys are impacted with Xerox Printer driver installation?

I am implementing a driver deployment with Samba. Every possible model of printer found an easy solution, except for Xerox Workcenter. After browsing the Internet, I found that Xerox printer ...
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Laptop doesn't detect specific wifi network

I was using Windows 8 when I encountered this problem. My laptop's WiFi detects all WiFi networks but does not detect my office's WiFi. I am in range and my phone and colleague's laptops are ...
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Can I have favourite pages?

I regulary use specifially pages in OneNote. They are organized in different notebooks so I have to click twice or three times to open this site - finding the right. Is it possible to link these ...
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Avecto Privilege Guard - How to run from command line?

OS: Windows 7 Enterprise PG is run via right clicking Windows Explorer when an executable is selected and selcting the Privilege Guard menu item. Is there anyway to wrap this into a script\batch ...
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Change very short mouse over popup display duration in Windows 10

I've just upgraded to Windows 10 and have noticed that when I mouse over icons (like the ones next to Hot Network Questions in the sidebar on this page) on websites viewed in IE 11 and Edge, the ...
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Hidden, unowned and undeletable file

I have a nasty little file on my desktop that doesn't show up in the Explorer; only in the CLI. It seems that it's not owned by any account and is not deletable as seen here: and this is what ...
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Java installation disappearing on Windows 7

I have installed jre version 1.8.0_51 on a 64-bit Windows 7. Some time after the installation I could not run java programs anymore, seemingly because the installation dissapeared. If I run "java ...
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TeamViewer 10 “failed to update teamviewer service properties”

Whenever I restart my computer (Windows 7 Ultimate x64), after logging in a small TeamViewer (10) error box appears with the text. "failed to update teamviewer service properties". It has a single ...
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Windows 7 will not install

Last weekend I was having black screens and I figured I was due for a reinstall anyway. The install starts normally and at every attempt at 50% I get this error: Windows cannot install required ...
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Why isn't my computer turning on past boot screen?

I have an old server computer from 2005 that still has a lot of potential in my opinion. I acquired it from my dad’s old storage unit. It was running well for about a month and then one day—in the ...
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Speeding up USB 3.0 on my machine, Vantec USB3.1 to PCI card is slower than MOBO ports?

So I read an article on Tom's Hardware after I was tired of waiting for some backups to complete faster. Admittedly I did not understand parts of the article but what I took away from it is that I ...
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Computer doesn't use more than 4 of my 8GB of RAM…? (64-bit computer)

Recently, to future-proof my computer, I've added on top of my original 4GB of memory. I brought the total memory to 8GB, and I've got no noticeable change in speed-- even when it should. I went to ...
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Sending a file to Janome 10001 - failure to initialize communication port msg

I have a Janome 10001, Customizer 10,000Plus, Embird 2010, on a Windows7 32bit computer with Microsoft Word 2007. When attempting to send a design to the sewing machine I receive a Failed to ...
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Windows Updates Install Over and Over

Edit: I'm noticing updates for products that don't exist on my system. Take KB2553322. That's for InfoPath, but it's not on my system. I recently noticed Office 2010 SP2 was failing to install. It ...
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Largest Bytes Cached by ReadyBoost in Practice by Windows 7?

What's the largest bytes cached by ReadyBoost that someone can expect with a Windows 7 laptop with 8GB of RAM? I adding a Class 10, 16GB SD Card, primarily for ReadyBoost, and I haven't seen the ...
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Windows 7 Update Error: 80070057

I just upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista (32-bit) to Windows 7 (64-bit). After installing, it performed a critical update and successfully installed 4 of them. It then recognized that there were ...
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Power Charging icon is missing from Windows Taskbar

On my new business laptop which is running Windows 7, the battery charge icon in Windows Taskbar goes away after each Windows restart. To return it, I only need to go to "Device Manager" and press ...
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Saving iTunes updates to secondary drive

I have installed the latest version of iTunes on my secondary drive (the application file is located at E:\Program Files\iTunes). However, when I try to update iTunes or back up my iPhone, it uses ...
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When was Samsung rv420 laptop released?

I'm triying to figure out how "old" is the Samsung rv420 computer model. I bought it around 3 years ago, in fact around april 2012 (maybe a month later or sooner), in fact windows installation is ...
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Windows 7 permissions are set but access is denied

This is my Administrators group, I have two users on the computer in the group but only 1 of them has access to a file. The one that has access is the creator of the file (owner). I have a file, ...
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Windows 10 Activation after clean install OEM

I had a pc with a legal version of Windows 7 Pro installed. As soon as the pop-up for the free upgrade to Windows 10 came I tried to upgrade. However, my pc kept crashing in the process. After 7 ...
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My laptop changes brightness by itself

My Toshiba laptop was bought back in 2012. It works perfectly fine until a while ago, when it started to change brightness by itself. I'm sure it was not the power plan because it happens even when ...
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Strange keyboard settings on Lenovo X1 Carbon

My colleague and I we both got the same Lenovo X1 Carbon, installed Windows 7 from the same ISO image and used the Lenovo System Update tool in order to obtain all required drivers and tools for our ...
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ubuntu 14.04.3 will not boot as partition with winsows 7

I have been trying for 2 weeks to install a partition with ubuntu and windows 7. I have a separate 256GB hdd that has windows 7 installed on it. I shrink that and unalloctate 56GB for ubuntu. As I do ...
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Log time spent between switch a Windows on and off

I want to log the time I spend between switching my PC on and when I switch it off; like have a text file updated with records of each time I switch my PC in the morning and switch it off at the ...
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Why windows cannot show image file dimensions with size more than 4Gigabytes?

When we click on image files, Windows shows its dimensions at the bottom of the window. When file size is more than 4 GB, then Windows cannot show the dimensions. Why is this? How can I get it to ...
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How can i make entire windows Translucent on Windows 7

When I am on Linux I am able to make windows partially transparent by using Compiz. I do this so that I can reduce the glare from the screen which hurt my eyes and causes headaches at times. I would ...
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Windows 7 takes 15 min before even downloading WIndows Updates

Every time I go to install updates--regardless of whether it's a single 2KB update or a dozen 300MB updates, the screen sticks at the "Please wait while windows..." for a good 15 minutes before it ...
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Windows 7 - Can I get any indication of progress / % complete/how much longer, on “checking for updates”?

On a Windows 7 machine I wanted to install some languages I tried it requires updates. It has said "Checking for updates" for over 20 minutes. I suppose I could just keave it. Can I get any ...
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Windows 7 boot error 0xc0000225 after start of windows 10 upgrade

I recently tried to upgrade my Asus laptop to windows 10. At some point during the process, my computer restarted (I wasn't watching) and now it shows the error: /Boot/BCD 0xc0000225 I've ...
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Why are there two Chromes installed?

I went to uninstall some stuff, and I just happened to notice something I hadn't notice before: that there are two Google Chromes installed. I thought at first this might have been a glitch or ...
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Process Explorer showing RAM use of 99.73%

Is it possible for for Process Explorer to show a RAM use of 99.73%, on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (virtual memory disabled to avoid swap)? I thought that Windows was reserving a few % of RAM for ...
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Win 7 boot issue after ubuntu dual install - can't rebuild BCD

I have been struggling with boot issues ever since I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS along Win 7 64 bits on myVAIO computer. To install it I chose "Something else" and resized the partition myself ...
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Bad blocks in hard disk - S.M.A.R.T - report

I have a DELL PRECISION M4400 running Windows 7 Professional. Recently, the laptop started freezing and would go to sleep and would not be able to wake up unless a hard reset was given. I downloaded ...
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Windows driver for new image format?

I have designed a new image compression algorithm in my free time that sometimes even manages to reduce the file size of jpeg images! I have written it in c++, is there any way that I can install it ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and 10 partition

I had Windows 7 installed on my C: drive. I only have one disk, so I followed the instruction on http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/ to install Windows 10 ...
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Windows 7 machine doesn't go to sleep

When I select "Sleep" from the Start menu, or when the computer decides by itself to sleep, the hard drive churns for a bit, but then it turns up at the Lock screen instead. My motherboard is an ASUS ...
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How to stop windows 10 from upgrading after installed?

Here is the image of the problem: I need to stop the upgrading of windows 10 after I have already installed it. I have already read a suggested link by Ramhound about another situation where the ...
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Text disappeared from view in .txt file

Something happened to my log.txt file when I saved and closed it. When I opened it the next day, no text was visible anywhere in file. Don't know what could have happened. Tried different encoding ...