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USB created from using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool cannot boot

I try to install windows 7 using a bootable usb. I use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and run it without any problem. Then I reboot my computer and set the first bootable device to "USB HDD" and ...
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Intermittent loss of DNS server

Lately I have been having this issue which is often preceded by using the remote shutdown tool of teamviewer. After the computer (Windows 7) is rebooted it initially connects to the network and from ...
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VMware Player 7.0.0 (64-bit Linux) crashes when I use Windows Explorer in a Windows 7 Guest

Related software Host - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit, Linux 3.13.0-44-generic VMware (old) - VMware Player 6.0.2 build-1744117 (64-bit Linux) VMware (new) - VMWare Player 7.0.0 build-2305329 (64-bit ...
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Why is my fast computer slow [duplicate]

What is a COSS TEMP file manager.exe My computer many times freezes why inputing information and delays for 15-30 seconds before letting me go on. I am looking into what could be causing this delay.
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My PC think it has a battery (It does not), can not install Windows. Can not install from boot either

So i have a new PC, a tiny one with every hardware solderd. It is not possible to install from boot / Check Tried to Install Windows 7 within Windows 8 Desktop but said it runs on battery so it will ...
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When to go peer to peer to an actual server for small business?

I've been asked by a small business to help them with their network setup when they moving to a new location. Currently everything is peer to peer with a tcp/ip printer. At what point is it worth ...
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Shortkeys on both sides are not working anymore

Suddenly my shortkeys on both sides have start working; shift, ctrl, alt and the fn keys has stopped working, while the Windows key between these keys are still working. What i have tried/checked; ...
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Weird Hyperlink behavior in OneNote for local links

I'm a big fan of OneNote and use it very often for my daily note-taking activities. Right now, I am facing a really weird behavior of hyperlink function in OneNote for local hyperlinks. I mean all ...
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Access from Win 7 inside Virtualbox to EXTERNAL Samba Ser

even after reading two days of information I havn't found a solution for my problem. I hope You can help me. I'm running Win 7 inside in a VirtualBox. The Virtualbox itself is running on an openSuSE ...
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How do I get IE to prompt before opening a pdf file?

When clicking on a link to a pdf file, Internet Explorer simply opens it in Adobe Reader. How do I make it ask for confirmation first?
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How to diagnose network share problems

Are there any tools for diagnosing network share problems? I'm using a combination of advanced sharing and security (no HomeGroup) to share a folder from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7. It used to work ...
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Unknown Internet Explorer 11 Address Bar Icon

I am a developer, and as part of my investigation our customer sent us a screenshot which contains an icon I could not recognize. Does anybody know what this icon stands for (the one with the arrow ...
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Install W7 on netbook Asus R103BA

I have a netbook ASUS R103BA and it came with W8 and I don't want it. I want W7 and I'm not able to install, since my W7 cd do not recognize the hard drive, it says i must look for the drivers and ...
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Where can I download Realtek's HD Audio Manager?

I'm trying to make my front jack panel to work on my W7 machine, with no luck so far. Most of the solutions I read online involve adjusting some settings on a piece of software called 'Realtek HD ...
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Recent Windows Update causing Admin issues in Windows 7

After a recent Windows Update in December 2014 or January 2015, I now have to run a lot of programs as Administrator in order to avoid access/security errors. I'm not sure why, as I'm a local ...
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Siebel cti toolbar wont open on client machine

hoping i am asking in the right place. Server is running Siebel cti 7.7. Pc running windows 7 with internet explorer 8 cant load the siebel call center toolbar. I have installed java version 6 on my ...
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Dragon NaturallySpeaking pretending be in normal mode while seemingly in command mode

This happens quite frequently: I am using Dragon NaturallySpeaking, the DragonBar says I am in normal mode, but when trying to dictate only voice commands are recognized. When the problem appears, I ...
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Virtualbox: Windows 7 raw disk guest on Linux suddently boots stop 7b

I spend most of my time in Linux, but for as rarely as I use Windows I load my dual-boot partition in Virtualbox 4.3.20 via raw disk access. I've set this up on a few machines and I've been using this ...
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Windows 7 update error code 8024200d when trying to install update kb2918614

I have a windows 7 64 bit computer that is failing to install the update kb2918614. It has installed all the other updates. Every time it tries to install, it fails with the error code 8024200d - it ...
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MS Access minimizes when clicking on a JPG-picture hyperlink

I'm using MS Access 2000 SP-3 for many years but since I'm using it on a new Windows 7 desktop pc the application window of Access minimizes each time I click on a textbox with a hyperlink to open a ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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Windows update change download location

Is there a way to change the download path of windows updates? (I want to protect my SSDs from unnecessary writes.)
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windows starts with strange characters

Windows won't start and hitting f8 does nothing. I end up with a page with the lower left side filled with strange characters. I can't get to control panel to do anything, just these characters. ...
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User Interface quality issue with some programs on windows 7

As the title explains, i have a weird issue with the UI of some programs on windows 7 (Google chrome & unity). Basically the UI looks deformed. Tool bars, fonts etc have irregular shapes to a ...
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How come my computer does not establish an internet connection after restart until I reboot my home router?

Whenever I shut down my computer and start it back up, an internet connection can't be established on that computer - as if the router doesn't recognise that PC in particular. To get a working ...
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OpenSSH without password does not work Cygwin Windows 7

I've tried several ways to install openssh without password but it does not work. With password it works fine! (Cygwin, Windows7 32Bit) First I did it like execute ssh command without password? ...
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OpenVPN TAP and setup ICS for multiple subnets

I have installed tap-9.9.2 driver (provided by OpenVPN) on windows 7 ultimate. Previously I have setup network profile using TAP and ICS feature, to access internet in the subnet, where using ICS it ...
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Network drive vs Favourite in accessing a shared folder in Windows desktop

I have a shared folder in a windows desktop running windows 7, and this has a limitation of allowing only 20 concurrent users. If my team maps this folder as a "network drive" in their desktop (rather ...
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how could I figure out RAM consumption of services?

I'm using Windows 7 SP1. Recently I feel it runs slower and slower. The applications do not consume much RAM, so I guess some services do. How can I see the memory consumption by each service?
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Writing a batch script to swith between connecting through a proxy server or not

When at work I have to connect to a proxy server and at home there is no server, so every morning I have to go through the fairly tedious routine of ticking the box in Control panel --> Configure ...
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Can Windows 10TP be installed without replacing or modifying the existing Windows installation?

Some documentation indicates that Win 10TP can be installed fresh on an empty partition. Other documentation seems to describe that it must replace an existing Windows installation and/or that it will ...
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Directory Listing includes Date Modified, File Size into text file/excel file

I wanna try listing an entire drive's (Z:) directories, subdirectories, and files in a single text file with all the dates and the file sizes. And then will open the .txt file on an Excel worksheet. ...
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Windows 7 Music get lowered by game

whenever I play music in the background of a game it seems to lower the sound of music. Also when im on teamspeak, both the game and music get lowered by teamspeak. I have already checked the "do ...
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Can't install windows 7 (no windows splash screen is showing up)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows XP on my PC. I wanted to check out Windows 7 but I have a problem. Namely, when I boot with my usb stick no windows 7 screen is showing up. Instead, it boots like ...
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Will a large block size affect speed noticeably? [on hold]

I've seen discussions about it being fine to have a large block size on drives where large files will be stored because not much space will be wasted. But will it also help to speed up reading? I'm ...
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Can't access web domain on Win7 PC, how to find what is causing the block?

I've got a Win7 PC and when I try to hit a particular web domain I get a generic "network could not connect" issue. I know that the link and domain work properly because I can hit it on other ...
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Windows volume mix low, even though source application is maxed

On some, but not all, sites in Firefox, the sound output is quite low. Upon investigating, the VU meter built into the sound mixer shows that all channels are maxed (sound output and Firefox sliders ...
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Is there a short cut key to put MS Outlook for text to column option [on hold]

Hi team i am using windows 7 operating system and king office 2013 software. I have a doubt what is the shortcut key for text to columns in king office 2013 spreadsheets. Help me team
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why won't service application write to disk while Windows 7 computer is locked?

I have an application running as a service which is supposed to periodically download data. However, based on what I have seen, it appears that it fails to save data to disk while the computer is ...
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Black squares that goes away when hovering mouse or clicking on it

As the images below shows(Sorry, links, I need 10 rep to post images), I'm having problems with black squares. I have noticed it happening in MonoDevelop and on my windows start button. The one ...
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How do you disable the Trackpoint Mouse Pointer (nubby button mouse) on a Dell laptop?

I'm really annoyed with my Dell laptop, as when I type the cursor sometimes jumps because the Trackpoint Mouse Pointer on the keyboard (the nubby mouse control between the G, H, and B) apparently can ...
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Windows 7 - grouping windows

In Windows 7, when you have opened more windows of the same program/type (e.g. 2 windows of Chrome, 2 windows of Total Commander) they are grouped into one icon in the bar. You can forbid the grouping ...
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What causes System Idle Process to run down my CPU so much [duplicate]

I noticed my laptop was being a bit unresponsive so I checked the processes tab and found that System Idle Process is using nearly all of my CPU power. Why is this happening and how do I stop it?
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System very slow, benchmarks and tests give different results

I have a Dell Latitude E5540 system (i5-4300U CPU, 4GB RAM, Intel HD graphics; less than a year old) which has been running very slowly recently (as in: waiting for minutes to open Word document/web ...
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Restoring documents from being minimised

When I have more than one Word or Excel doc minimised on my taskbar I cannot re-open them without right clicking and going to recently opened documents. This worked perfectly normally until a few days ...
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Outlook 2013 “forgets” settings after few minutes

I am using Outlook 2013 on Windows 7. I want my Outlook to show number of unread messages in inbox instead of total number of messages in my inbox. I have made the change according to "Method B" of ...
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I have some problems with my power supply. Or maybe my Graphics Card?

I have some problems with my PSU. Sometimes when I start on the computer I can hear weird motor-like sounds coming from the PSU but it is probably the fan hitting a component or something, but it is ...
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Asus uefi bios is not detecting the bootable disk

i bought a new asus b85mg mobo and processor for my new build ... but i used my old hard drive, so that i dont have to backup my files or add a new os to it .. but after a sudden restart .. the ...
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Can't find other computers in network when using NAT in vmWare

I have created a Windows 7 VM using vmWare Workstation 10 on a Windows 7 host computer. The host computer has three LAN connections. The VM accesses two of them via bridged networking, which works ...
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Forget previous employers domain

How can I get my laptop to forget the domain of my previous employer? This user account seems to be running some sort of batch file (which I can't find) to connect up to network drives and printers ...