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My TV keeps saying invalid format

i connected my pc to my "40" lg TV and the starting screen came up but when it gets to the screen with the icons on the side it goes black and says invalid format
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The keyboard and mouse both stop working at the same time

I am helping somebody with this issue, which is a very odd issue. Her keyboard and mouse will both stop working at random times, there is no pattern to it, just complete random. I can connect to her ...
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Trackpad not fully functioning after resume from sleep (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7 x64 on a 2012 MacBook Pro via Boot Camp. Often, when Windows resumes from sleep, the trackpad does not function fully. Move and single click work, but two-finger click and ...
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How to know if an SDcard is about to fail?

I have an SDcard that is still working fine for about 8 years now. I am using it for an DSLR camera. I am quite paranoid that it will soon stop working while taking photos of an important event. Are ...
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lenovo g570 failing to view bios using external monitor

I broke the screen of my lenovo g579 laptop. have been using it with an external monitor but it only displays when it gets to window. now I want to access the bios. please assist
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When I double click a .txt file, I want Windows-7 to open it with my Visual Studio 2015

On my Windows 7 Pro computer, when I double click .txt files, I want Visual Studio 2015 to open them, so I can edit with Visual Studio. Also, VS does a better job of 'untangling' cr/lf formatting ...
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How to get Windows 7 ready to move to new hardware [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the driver state of Windows 7 ready to move into new hardware: 1) Without user profiles/folders getting deleted. 2) Without spending days per system making an image When I move ...
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is there any way I can access my remote LAN using teamviewer VPN?

Or any other VPN. The thing is Remote host (Windows 10 Professional): Remote LAN interface: some local network range (i.e. 10.7.0.X). Remote VPN interface: some other network range (i.e. 7.X.X.X). ...
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OpenMediaVault Share not accessible when OMV account name equals Windows username

I have a couple of SMB shares set up with OpenMediaVault: Public, runs fine Private, with username "Private" runs also fine Dani with omv username "Dani" and Windows username "Dani" can be accessed ...
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purchase a laptop to recycle windows product key

I need to activate Windows 7 ultimate x64 on my workingstation and I have to buy a product key. I'm considering opting for a solution with a greater value for money: purchasing a cheap used laptop ...
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How can I find out the COM number of a serial device?

today I had to configure an Ethernet Switch (AT-8000GS/48) via serial console to turn on stacking mode and so on. I used a RJ45 to Serial-9-Pin to USB adaptor. First, I tried to use PuTTY under ...
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Should Windows 7 transition Sleep => Hibernating if battery drops below critical?

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 x64 via Boot Camp. I recently lost work because, on receiving a low battery warning (at 10%), I closed the lid to put the laptop to sleep, but then forgot to ...
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Windows restores old home directory on each login

My main desktop is a Windows 7 Enterprise machine which is bound to a corporate Windows domain. My official user account is stored in the corporate domain / active directory. I can use any computer in ...
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Sfc scannow without Windows 7 CD

Does anyone know a way to repair Windows 7 using sfc /scannow without Windows 7 DVD? I know that people used to overcome this on XP by changing the path used by sfc tool to i386 folder on C: drive (if ...
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Does Windows log its tasks and events?

There is a computer in my network at work of which the settings somehow have changed. Either someone changed something or it changed by itself. Is there any log or event manager to have a look at what ...
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RDP logout using bat file

Using Windows 7. When I RDP to a PC I'd like to be able to logout of the session without the screen reverting to a Ctrl+Alt+Del Login screen. The PC's in question are kiosks running Chrome in full ...
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Is it really possible to completely deactivate the desktop via the registry?

I've heard that there is the possibility to remove the taskbar and desktop (making both invisible) via a registry entry. As I didn't find anything there I'm wondering if this is true and if so which ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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Is there a cloudLESS method to sync your files using your phone [on hold]

Is there a way to sync all your files from phone to PC and vice versa using an app? if so could you please tell me which app does this for us? Thanks :)
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Odd Windows 10 Upgrade Path

Looking to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in a roundabout way. Can you guys let me know if my thinking here is correct? What I have: Macbook Pro (nothing but OS X on it right now) Windows 7 ...
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how do I make tiny7 from windows7

I have windows7, a legal license, I would like to make something like tiny7, for my own use. When I look for tutorials on that, I get a whole bunch of tiny7 users complaints about broken systems. I ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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Mouse will randomly turn of for 5-10 seconds

So I have a Red Dragon Elite Perdition 16400 DPI mouse and it will occasionally turn off for 5-10 seconds and cause the system to lag for a bit. I managed to slow this significantly by reinstalling ...
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How to disable input panel or virtual keyboard using regedit?

Win CE or Mobile How to disable the virtual keyboard and only allow the use of normal keyboard, using regedit? I tried to modify the registry but it did not work as it seems the change is not ...
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Difference between applications and programs. Operating system specific? [on hold]

I primarily use Windows 7 Professional as my go-to operating system. I hear programs oriented around the Windows Operating System referred to as programs. However on Mac and Linux, I find that they ...
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Remove unused drivers

Sometimes when changing devices, or when remove from system damaged devices and replace with new devices, old, unused drivers remain on system. Is there any way to remove unused drivers?
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Long delay before printing (~5 min)

I have been trying to solve a problem where when printing (local USB Deskjet) from one of the company computers (windows 7 64bit) the file will sit in the print queue for five minutes or so before ...
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Save Windows 8.1 Desktop icon size?

I know this sounds confusing, but I want to be able to save the SIZE of my desktop icons in windows 8.1. I found out that holding CTRL and using the scroll wheel allows you to change them beyond the ...
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Copying Google Chrome Portable Cookies

I tried copying the file "Cookies" from GoogleChromePortable\Data\profile\Default to my new PC but it doesn't seem to work. Anyone know why? I am sure this is the right file because the new sites I ...
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Stealth registry tampering [on hold]

I have been messing about within a corporate network I have administrative rights to (the computer I'm on), such as installing software and such, thus I'd like to remove traces (keys/values) on the ...
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How to span a 24GB SSD and 1TB HDD together on lenovo ideapad y510p - windows 7? [on hold]

I got tired of Windows 10 and boot times from my HDD and decided to downgrade to Windows 7 and install it on my SSD. After doing so, the space was very limiting and I did a lot such as compress OS, ...
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why is PID 0 reading/writing large amounts of data

Just booted my PC up and it was running slower than usual. I went into the resource monitor and its saying that System PID 0 is reading and writing 100,000,000B/sec and its accessing all drives for ...
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Multiple Monitors Remote Desktop

Ok, I need solid concrete info to put this issue to rest. I was able to connect to my work PC from home using multiple monitors before, however it doesn't seem to be working. Mind you this was back in ...
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Win7 add suffixes after primary

I want to use the primary DNS suffix provided by the router on the given LAN I'm connecting to. And after that I want a small set of suffixes that never change. For example: Office DNS suffix: ...
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Send output of batch file in email as attached file with Outlook 2010

I have a java script which produces its output in a separated text file. I need to send that text file as attached file in an email with outlook 2010, everyday at 6pm. Is that possible with windows ...
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Signtool can't do SHA256 signing on Windows 7

I have been using SHA1 signing for many years, but from 2016, Windows is forcing developers to use SHA256. Windows Enforcement of Authenticode Code Signing and Timestamping To sign with SHA256 I ...
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Library icon appears at the back of some small icons in thumbnails view [on hold]

It began after installation of Windows 10 icons. Windows 7 x64.
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Tampering with the registry… deleting Security.evtx log file [on hold]

I have been playing around with a corporate system I have admin rights to, such as installing software and such, thus I'd like to remove traces (keys/values) on the registry. A couple issues come to ...
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Text scaling issue with multiple monitors

I have recently acquired Dell u2515h (2560x1440), and decided to setup a dual monitor environment with my current LG W2453TQ (1920x1080). My plan was to use the dell monitor in portrait mode, but i ...
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Ghost files on NTFS Windows 7

AllDup keeps finding files that don't exist in Windows Explorer: The file in Ivor/Ivor does exist, but the file in Ivor/ does not, for example: C:\Program Files ...
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Java update error on Windows 7

I currently have Java 8 Update 71 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 (x64). Every time I try to update to the latest version, I get the folllowing error: This is not the first time I have this error. I ...
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Editing the Windows 7 registry without leaving a trace

Is there a way, at least locally, to edit the registry without leaving a history? I say "locally" because I'm not sure how this would also play out in a large company network. Are registry snapshots ...
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When did System Restore stop affecting Windows Updates?

Recently, I allowed Windows Update to install what it said were important updates. Immediately after the update, programs that were working fine just before the update were no longer working, ...
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HP Pavilion Windows 7 [on hold]

Can I install Windows xp besides an existing Windows 7 install?? I have 2.5 gigabytes of space left. I don't want to destroy all info on Windows 7. How can I do this safely?
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Losing internet connection over wifi, “standard gateway not available” on Win 7

For a few weeks now, I'm losing access to the internet on my laptop every couple of minutes. The wifi itself is stable, just the yellow warning triangle appears and I cannot reach any websites etc. ...
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Error installing windows features

So, I want to install IIS and some other features on my Win 7 machine. Starting out like this: When I check IIS, .net 3.5 etc and try to turn them on I get an error like this: The IIS is installed ...
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Windows 7. enable write caching setting is reset

Enabling write caching policy on external hard drive causes serious troubles for me. More details here. But after disabling this setting it always gets reset after getting back from sleep mode. Though ...
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Reset BIOS Password for Laptop

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and i recently updated the BIOS through Windows 7. I did this in an attempt to reset the BIOS password as I no longer remember it. The problem is that it no longer ...
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No AMD graphics driver installed or not functioning properly

Trying to get my AMD Radeon R5 240 card working this morning but couldn't. I installed the necessary (and latest) drives via AMD Auto Detect Utility from their official website. Now whenever I try to ...
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Windows Firewall will not start up

The only backstory I have is that, prior to me noticing that firewall had stopped working, I moved a ton of things (namely Program Files & x86 and ProgramData) from my C drive to my D drive. I ...