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Wi-Fi doesn't look up for networks automatically - W7

I think it may be a registry problem, ever since I uninstalled tunngle and a microsoft wifi miniport adapter, my TP Link usb adapter would not connect at startup unless I clicked the wifi icon at ...
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HDD shows up in Partition Wizard, but not in BIOS or in Windows

I have a new SATA HDD for my ASUS G73JH Laptop. This is simply a bigger HDD(2TB) than the one before and it's new and unsused. Windows 7 Ultimate runs on a second HDD (SSD). The new SATA HDD is not ...
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Sticky Notes on Windows 7 Starter Edition

I want to make default Windows 7 Sticky Notes (StikyNot.exe) work with Windows 7 Starter Edition. It's not included by default. I grabed "Windows\system32\StikyNot.exe" from my Windows 7 Ultimate ...
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Error loading operating system on Windows 7 Install USB

I created a Windows 7 Install USB the usual way. NTFS partition on pendrive, made it bootable, copyed all files from DVD to the pendrive, test it on my laptop. It works, at least on my laptop (HP ...
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Windows 7: Copy and Rename a file in a single step? Shortcut?

I am tired of these steps when copying and renaming a file (Windows Explorer): CTRL+C CTRL+V Navigation keys F2 Is there no feature or shortcut in Windows 7 that a file gets copied and is in ...
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How to force users to go through a proxy server?

I am using Fiddler web proxy and I have 3 laptops which are wirelessly connect to Linksys E2500 wifi router. So, How do I force these laptops to use only Fiddler generated traffic? Any ideas? ...
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An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with

Trying to get my time synced properly and I run into this error every single ntp server I use. I've got my firewall disabled, every single port open in my router (UDP and TCP), and I've used several ...
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Linked PDF object is blurry in Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

I am trying to embed a PDF into a PowerPoint slide. The PDF contain a flowchart with some text and graphics. I use the following: It inserts a low-quality image (e.g. blurry text) corresponding to ...
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“Server application, source file, or item can't be found.”: trying to embed PDF into Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

I am trying to embed a PDF into a PowerPoint slide. I get the following error message: The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You may need to ...
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How to close all secondary Outlook windows?

I use Outlook for mailing and often click on a new mail ticker to open the mail and briefly read it. Once read, I also often forget to close the mail view window and just change the focus on my main ...
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Error message can't find class org/net beans/Main

I've loaded net beans for Windows's but still I'm recovering this error message when I try and open a new installed program? Any one know the fix? Can't find class org/net beans/main
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Using telnet on windows 7.. can't connect on a specific port

Sorry if my question is stupid, but I'm trying to connect to myself using telnet, and i'm having some issues. I'm using a windows rat(Not an illegal one), it's an exe file that listens on port 24328 ...
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When waking up from screensaver, the screen is initially black

Using Windows 7 SP1 64-bit, without Aero. I'm not connecting through remote control. This problem does not occur when the machine comes out of standby/hibernate. My screensaver is set to "blank". ...
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Prevent certain drive letters from being used on Windows 7

When a new mass storage device is plugged in (e.g. a USB flash drive), it uses the first "available" drive letter. I would like to prevent certain drive letters from being used. I'm aware of ...
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Why do my .BAT files on Windows 7 not PAUSE properly?

I've been playing around with writing batch files on my computer for some time, and I am confused about why PAUSE doesn't work like I thought(maybe I'm just doing it wrong idk, just really confused). ...
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Granting access to a registry key in HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class

I have some commercial software that is protected by a 3rd party soft license. This week the 3rd party licensing failed and I tracked it down to when it was trying to access this registry key: ...
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How to change interface loopback adapter address in Windows?

Hi I created new loopback adapter in Windows 7 using: devcon.exe install %windir%\inf\netloop.inf *msloop Then if I execute ipconifg Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4: ...
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Windows task scheduler searching for the wrong file

I have a task that runs a .exe , It is a simple VB program that reads from a txt file, in the code I have this: My.Computer.FileSystem.OpenTextFileReader("test.txt") But when the scheduler runs ...
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Node.js won't run from cmd.exe in Windows 7 x64

I installed Node.js from the installer on the project's main website. I checked all of the options on install to make sure it could be used correctly. However, when I go into an administrator command ...
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Is it possible to run a program in Windows XP Mode directly from a batch file that is in Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 Ultimate with Windows XP Mode installed. In my host OS (Windows 7) I have a batch file which executes some commands. I have to execute also three programs that are installed in my ...
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cannot set hotkey in deskpins (also, seeing what hotkeys are used by what applications)?

When I try to set up a hotkey with deskpins I get the message "Could not setup some hotkeys. Check that the hotkeys specified in the Options dialog are not in use by other applications "
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Why does system PATH seem to be cleared?

I have this strange situation at work where me and some other guys regularly have problems with our system PATH environment variable. Whenever that happens, we have problems like shortcuts that stop ...
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Resize a window without being limited by screen resolution in windows 7

Context : I am a system validation engineer and in my current project i'm testing fonctionalities of Human–machine interface (HMI) in industrial systems. Problem : The HMI are designed for big ...
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Is this windows 7 media less retail deal legit?

I was looking to find a windows 7 install disc for cheap (genuine and working) and I found what looked like a deal on this site. The OEM 64 bit version only on Amazon costs £40, but this retail ...
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Strange wrong colors in XP Mode under Windows 7

I have a fresh install of XP Mode under my Windows 7 x64. I have a 0.png image file with a uniform white background with RGB color equal to (240, 240, 240). And I have strange inconsistent color ...
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win7 not acknwledging external USB HD as “removable”

Win7 does not mark my external HD as "removable". Consistently I do not have an "eject" entry in the context menu. Curiosely the "safely remove" widget does list the drive, but then fails because ...
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Non domain computer shares printer to domain computer. Frequent access denied

I have 2 computers. One is not part of a domain and other is. Both are running Windows 7 The printer is attatched to the non-domain computer and shared. The printer is installed in the domain ...
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Open Internet Explorer 9 in a new session

I'd like to create a shortcut to Internet Explorer 9 that opens a new window in a new session. It could be a direct shortcut to IE, or a shortcut to a script (VBScript or Javascript) that does the ...
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file deletion win 7 pro [duplicate]

on win 7 pro, have a old hd as external drive. if i restart the computer w/ ext.hd plugged in it shows dos screen for safe mode. figured it is because old c: drive { now g: drive } has windows on it ...
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USB drivers for an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard

My three year old 64 bit Windows 7 PC has an ASUS M5 A78L USB3 motherboard with two USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports. I used the Driver Booster app to bring my drivers up to date. The result was ...
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How to create new localhost interface in Windows?

In *unix you can write: sudo ifconfig lo0 127.0.2.1 up But how to do this command line in Windows?
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Limiting access on windows 7 machine - strictly to one website

I have a windows 7 laptop that I want to use at my booth at an upcoming convention. The only permissions I want to give people on this machine, are rights to navigate our e-catalog which my website ...
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How do I report vulnerabilities in Windows? [duplicate]

I have been looking for vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and Windows 7, and would like to report them to Microsoft. Some are extremely important including one that compromises the user's key store ...
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How to determine what is running in DLLHOST.EXE that's missing /ProcessID switch?

I have a series of dllhost.exe processes running on my computer: Every one of these image's command line is missing (what I am thinking is) the requisite ...
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Devices and Printers in Windows 7 not loading

When I open the "Devices and Printers" window, the green status bar gets all the way to the end and then just stops with no items showing in the window. I left the window open for 45min with no ...
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“the secured image was created using a trial version of clisecure and can not run on this machine” Why am I getting this message? [duplicate]

I'm not trying to run anything, and it keeps popping up, I can't find any program on my pc that has the name "CliSecure" and I would like to get this error removed. I'm using Windows 7 64bit, and this ...
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Can't ping from vmware to another pc (request time out)

I have 2 Computers (pc1 , pc2) pc1 is running under windows 7. (IP: 192.168.1.100) pc2 is running under winXP under vmware workstation9 (IP: 192.168.1.50) I created a network between them ...
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How do I open a command prompt as a regular user (not an adminstrator)?

I'm trying to fire up a regular command prompt to test the limitations of certain commands. However, whenever I open the Command Prompt from the start menu, it automatically runs as Administrator. If ...
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Remove Computer from Sync Center Offline Files Folder

I had enabled offline file sync for a network share. I have since deleted the offline copy, by essentially doing what's described here. However, the computer still shows up under Offline Files Folder ...
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Network adapter shows up in Device Manger but not in ipconfig

I am helping somebody troubleshoot a computer (windows 7) over chat. The computer had malware saying that proxy configuration is preventing the browser from connecting to the Internet. My friend put ...
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explorer.exe eating memory like crazy

I have a Windows 7 operating system. When I boot up and do nothing, explorer.exe starts to consume memory like crazy, like around 2GBs and so. When I kill it from task manager, everything is still ...
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Disabling network properties access for unprivileged users (Win7 Home)

as per title, i've been trying to make network properties access (specifically, DNS settings) disabled for normal users. I've got a PC with Win 7 Home edition, with three accounts: an administrator ...
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Boot issues and choppy PC

Yesterday, when turning on my PC, it got stuck on a black screen while booting. So I pressed the reset button to restart it and then it gave me some error telling me to insert system drive and ...
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Ways to get into windows 7 safe mode

Long story short, i own an Asus Zenbook (UX32A) which is running windows 7, the only user on the system has a corrupt profile (user profile service failed the login error). I've researched how to fix ...
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My win 7 ultimate computer has been professionally hijacked and configured to limit local access

My win 7 ultimate computer has been professionally hijacked and configured to limit local access, windows, tools, etc. I cannot change their settings to take back control of my home computer. They ...
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AMD RAID controller sees drives & RAID 1; Windows & RAIDXpert don't

I've got two SSDs I'm trying to work in RAID 1 on a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5. Here is the weird combination of all the different variables with a fairly ideal testing scenario (plenty of spare ...
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Windows 7 problems when relying on “sleep mode” rather than shutting down

After not restarting/shutting down the computer for about a week (I just leave it in sleep mode when not using it), a huge performance drop occurs. Any application loads very slowly, and apparently ...
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Is there a way to temporarily reserve a Windows 7 PC for a specific user?

In our lab we have a couple of our more powerful machines, setup for remote access only. User who are members of the lab domain can log on to any of the lab machines, including the ones I just ...
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My System Tray Stopped Giving Me The Option To Minimize Visible Notifications

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system tray is taking up almost the whole task bar! The arrow that allows you to hide the running programs into the system tray is just gone. I have found how ...
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Testing new (refurbished) SSD

I got a Corsair Force GS 128GB, and popped it into the "dock" integral to the case. It's a SATA connector going to one of the motherboard headers, like any other internal drive. After initial ...