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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 ...
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Surface reinstall windows media inserted not valid

I am trying to reinstall windows on a surface however when attempting to reset the pc I get the error the media inserted is not valid. I can't boot into windows at all on this device only into the ...
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Dual boot: Fix Windows 7 partitions

I've added ssd drive to my laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I also had hdd drive with Windows 7. I used grub to select between OS. After it I played a little with Windows 7 partitions and ...
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Windows 7 print dialog blocks/waits several seconds on CUPS/IPP-client based printer

I have configured Windows 7 (x64) to use a HP LJ 4000T-series printer managed by CUPS (Linux). The problem is that opening the print dialog from any application takes ages for no apparent reason. ...
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Keyboard turns on computer despite BIOS setting

I'm currently using a Steelseries 6gv2 keyboard, and pressing a button turns on my computer. Now I went into the BIOS and checked all the power button settings and anything involving powering up ...
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Windows 7 SP1 stuck on updating, Windows 10 installer does the same

So for some unknown reason, Windows refuses to load updates, and refuses to give an error when no internet is connected. Running the Windows update trouble shooter states that there is an error, but ...
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Unable to control Windows Firewall

I have no other firewall software installed. Had Panda but removed it when I saw this happen. In the Windows Firewall applet, I'm unable to do anything. Unable to turn on/off. The "Use recommended ...
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Extract folders' contents to the parent folder [duplicate]

I have multiple folders inside one folder, I want to move all the contents of these folders up to the parent ( basically like extracting compressed files ) so what's the easiest way to accomplish ...
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Workgroup connection issue (windows xp and 7)

I have created an account to share files on a Windows 7 computer (C:\Users\share), and have mounted this directory as drive N:\ on other Windows XP computers (3), and the 7 computer (for convenience). ...
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Windows 7- Start menu recent list files keeps popping up a “Open with” dialog on a certain program

apologize for having a kind of bad explanation I've been encountering this a while ago when I re-installed a program, let say, this Paint Tool SAI program. The program itself works just fine, but ...
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How do I show hidden background processes waiting to close?

When I shut down my computer, a few moments later Windows opens a window waiting for a background program that needs to close. But it doesn't tell me what the background process is, unlike XP. It's ...
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How to remove invisible ads by free app [duplicate]

How to remove Ads by appfree malware???I tried to remove extensions from browsers and what to uninstall I don't find the ads by freeapp in programs and features window.Seriously need help to fix it ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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What is this mouse cursor? [on hold]

This mouse cursor is appearing when I try to play minecraft fullscreen, and bumps me to the desktop on any click (left or right). What is it?
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Program start overwritten by Acrobat

Widow 7 user. I inadvertently clicked on a program to open up programs. I selected Acrobat. This has now overwritten all my icons and on the desktop. The Acrobat logo has replaced the program logo. ...
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My headphones are working properly but my speakers are not

Im using Windows 7 Ultimate now and i have a problem with audio. My speakers are working but they don't make any sound on movies/songs/browser/game audio. I tried: Reinstalling driver Disabled ...
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Can't restore backups done using AOMEI Backupper Technician because the software always says “Path too long”

I have made several backups with AOMEI Backupper Technician. Now I just can't restore it because the software always says "Path too long". I have tried different suggestions like Explore Image , but ...
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Sharing WiFi Internet connection via Ethernet from Win 7 to Ubuntu

I'm currently setting up my first ever Ubuntu machine, and ran into some trouble sharing the Internet from my Win 7 computer. The Windows 7 computer is connected to the Internet via WiFi, and is ...
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CMD Batch file virtually press the enter key

I am working in a manufacturing company. We manufacture PCB for HDD. Each PCB need to be loaded with firmware in manufacturing process. I would open the application the i would browse for the suitable ...
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Create image from encrypted linux disk using windows

My system is a Linux / Windows x64 dual boot PC. It has two disks, one for Windows 7, one for Linux. The Linux disk has one unencrypted partition (boot) and one encrypted partition (home, root, ...). ...
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BSOD on ntoskrnl.exe (connected to clfs.sys) (Dumps included)

After failed installation of ILOK licence and Visual C++ 2008 and 2005. Then activating F11 to restore from Acronis at restart got first BSOD. BSOD occured later at idle system aswell. What I did ...
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Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is misbehaving

If I start typing, after just two or three characters, it highlights what I typed and erases it with whatever I type next. The windows don't respond to clicks, even minimize or close buttons. They ...
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Windows Theme Issues

So I was recently fiddling with my theme settings on my computer and accidentally changed the theme. Now the top bar of chrome (where extra tabs would go) is blue instead of transparent. The bottom ...
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Disabled network via software

I work mainly offline, and I find it tiresome having to go to: "Open network and sharing center" "Change adapter settings" "Selecting the network icon" *"enable or disable the connection" and then ...
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media disconnected with DNS_PROBE

I am getting a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET in windows 7. In Ubuntu 14.04, it just says I have no internet. I tried to use the ipconfig commands found on google,but most of them wouldn't work ...
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Java 7 and and 8 coexisting on Windows 7 Pro x64 - how to fix running old jar files

I have a Win7 Pro x64 Box with both JRE 7u80 and 8u60 (both are i586 versions) running since I have two applications that either need the one or the other to run. I am aware of being able to start ...
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Safely Remove Hardware Missing, device connection sound missing

When I plug a USB drive in, it doesn't make the sound that you've connected a USB device, and 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon doesn't show up at all. The Policy tab for switching from "performance" to ...
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Software thinks it is already installed, but isnt?

I have a game which I would like to install but whenever I insert the CD/mount the image, when the menu pops up it shows "Play" rather than "Install". The Control Panel does not show the software ...
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How to set the command (cmd) prompt colors

Pretty easy to do in Bash, but, for the life of me, I cannot find a way to change the prompt (and only the prompt) colors in Windows 7's cmd window.
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Do I have to install all updates in windows 7 to get 'get Windows 10 app'?

My operating system is Windows 7 Professional. I want to upgrade to Windows 10. I checked whether my OS is genuine by running legitcheck.hta which reported my license is genuine. As per the ...
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How to restore backup made with proprietary software to an incompatible system

I'm trying to restore a backup system image that was created using Dell's software on a Dell computer.  (I didn't create it; I would have used a different method.)  The source machine isn't available ...
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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 ...