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Windows7 / WiFi Issue

My laptop with windows7 is in trouble. It use to work as a charme but, unfortunately, my power supplier stops work. I bought one onto web and waited for it nearly two weeks. My laptop hasn't a ...
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how to recover files deleted by “Cutting” in windows 7-Pro

how to recover files deleted by "Cutting" in windows 7-Pro I just did the silliest thing a few minutes ago! I had a folder on my Win7 pro machine that had all my work (C# code in Visual Studio) for ...
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Internet Explorer 11 sometimes disables its “Back” button for no apparent reason

Internet Explorer 11 sometimes disables its "Back" button for no apparent reason after clicking a link, some links later it re-enables it, and so on. See screen recording. The links do not use fancy ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a ASUS laptop without the drivers CD?

I have lost my ASUS drivers CD that came with the laptop. I want to reinstall Windows, but I'm afraid that I'll need drivers to make the laptop fully functional. The trouble is, when I tried to find ...
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Registry or command line - Set fixed position of pinned task bar item

I am installing Google Chrome in addition to Internet Explorer 11 on several Windows-7 machines. After the installation, I would like to have Google Chrome set to the same position (#2) in the task ...
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Windows 7 Desktop Screensaver (bubbles) going very fast

I have a W7 PC and when the bubbles screensaver starts, the bubbles fly all over the screen at a dizzy rate instead of neatly sliding and bouncing round. Any ideas a) why and b) how to sort it?
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What's causing my hard disk's activity? [duplicate]

I have a set of external hard disks I'm using for backups, so except for the backup in the middle of the night they shouldn't show any activity. Now on one of the drives the LED has been blinking for ...
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Windows forgets window position on multiple monitors after a while

I'm using Windows 7 Professional and I have two monitors connected to the computer, one via VGA (monitor 1) and one via DVI (monitor 2). The VGA one is my main monitor. On the VGA cable there's a KVM ...
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Fujitsu laptop and num lock with docking station

I use a Fujitsu laptop Lifebook S series with a full keyboard without numeric -keypad. There is a Fn key which converts some keys (7-0, U-P, J-; and so on). I use a docking station with attached ...
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Windows home editing and Product keys

I have 2 questions Can I use windows 7 premium home edition that came with my laptop at work? Is this legal? I use the laptop at home as well as in the office I have 2 windows 8 and one XP licenses ...
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PC will boot into Windows 7 when there is a bootable DVD inserted, but not without it

A HP Compaq 6000 Pro Small Form Factor PC produces the following error when booting up: Non-system disk or disk error. replace and strike any key when ready. There is no CD-ROM/DVD or USB ...
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Windows 7 x64 install

I have an older computer that is currently running on window 7 x86. this has worked fine for me until i tried to play newer games that require 64 bit. I want to upgrade but my cd drive is broken and ...
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Graphical issues (crashing games and BSOD on win 7 64bit)

I made this post about a week ago trying to get some help: here and since then have been able to narrow down a little what the problem is. The problem only arose after I reformatted my computer. I ...
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USB game controller/gamepad not detected or seen at all

I have a uCom DualShock USB gamepad that I bought when I first started using a Windows 7 computer. It worked like a breeze. Then I tried using it with a Windows XP device. It said USB device not ...
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How do I search my files for a suffix?

I have been trying to order my computer files, some of which share a common suffix which I'd like to be able to use to group them together. I know that Windows explorer can be used to search a ...
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Hard disk drive (SATA) slowed down but SSD still works fine on Windows 7

I currently have two hard drives, one is SSD (in which my OS is installed) and the other a SATA connected hard drive. I recently travelled for a week and left my computer turned on. When I came back ...
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How to show or count the number of grouped applications on Windows 7 taskbar

In Windows XP it was possible to know the number of application X taskbar grouped instances/opened windows (e.g. several PDF opened with Acrobat Reader instances, IE/FF/... opened windows, etc.). For ...
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Windows 7 - Connecting to PC on same network asking for username and password

I'm trying to connect to another PC on the same network so I can transfer files. I have been using the following tutorial ...
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Windows mousepointer pointing up to the right

I have a bunch of mousepointers icons that I'm used to seeing in Windows 7: Two headed arrow pointing up and down for resizing vertically Two headed arrow pointing side to side for resizing ...
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Windows 7 adding rt context menu without editing registry [on hold]

Why is it so complex to add a useful rt. click context menu to mouse properties..Have you ever heard of xp's powerful POWERTOYS that were designed for user flexibility.. Having to 'hack' the registry ...
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Windows 7 won't create Administrator account

Win7 REFUSES to login to newly created user account, logged in as admin creating 2nd admin account. The account creates fine, but always goes into a "roaming profile" login. Have deleted, and ...
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Starting Stopping a service with two different script Windows

I have a jJava application that I need to start and stop using two different scripts (or a single script with two parameters). In Linux I would simply put a script in /etc/init.d/ directory or ...
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Printing PDF files in alphabetical order using batch files [duplicate]

I have a folder with hundreds of small PDF files to print. How can I make a batch job to print them out in alphabetical order?
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How can I access the internet connection on a windows machine via usb from a linux machine?

Suppose I have a laptop with a linux system with no internet connection, and a windows 7 pc connected to the internet. How can I use the internet connection of the pc on the laptop, connecting the ...
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Windows 7 - Add user credentials in vault for every user

I have a NAS. I can gain access to one folder with one user name and password. I have different windows user accounts at one (and several) machine's to access this folder. Do I have to configure the ...
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Installing WINDOWS - 7 WITH secondary display enabled from the time of installation

We have MINI ITX motherboard, This board supports multiple display option VGA, LVDS..For this configuration we prefer only LVDS. Currently, we are migrating from LINUX to WINDOWS,Initial installation ...
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Samsung 830 256GB SSD dying?

I have a decent fast Computer (i7, 32 GB RAM, SSD, ...), which worked flawlessly for a year now, but about over a week ago the access rates just went bananas (well, very slow like on HDDs). Just some ...
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A seemingly impossible to terminate process

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. Avast simply does not want to be stopped. Even SYSTEM does not kill it. I'm using these tools to run CMD as SYSTEM: ...
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Can't install Windows Updates - Error Code 800706F7 (No KB3004394 update installed)

Since the turn of the year, my PC hasn't been able to install any Windows Updates. It comes up with the following error 800706F7. Searching around suggests it's to do with the Windows Update KB3004394 ...
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Pros and cons of creating a partition in Windows [on hold]

Recently I got asked by my non-tech neighbour to "create D drive on his notebook". I asked why does he want to do that and got answered back, that it prevents viruses. OK, I explained him this case, ...
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Windows 7 update files deleted, now new updates cannot be installed

A friend of mine has "cleaned up" his Windows folder and deleted "unused update files". He tried to update Windows last weekend, but the update crashed again and again. It seems he simply deleted ...
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Should system path & user path match?

This morning I was trying to add python to my windows 7 PATH and used: setx PATH "%PATH%;C:\python34\" /M This seems to have changed my path but not in the manner I'd hoped! My user path now ...
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Shortcut for expanding the Year,Month.Day in pivot [on hold]

I'd like to know if there is any shortcut for expanding Year, Month and Day in a Pivot table
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How to connect to two PPPOE connections

I'm in a network that has to connect with a PPPOE connection to get internet access: I have two enhanced adapters in my computer with different IP addresses and two username and pass to connect with ...
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Computer restarts while using Visual Studio 2012

I have Windows 7 Enterprise edition and I have installed Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Management Studio. Whenever I start Visual Studio to work on my project the computer restarts ...
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Windows 7 DNS not working

displaydns fails Best way to describe the problem is that ipconfig /displaydns reports: Could not display the DNS Resolver Cache. But DNS client is running Reading forums, the most probable ...
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Default uncheck “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”

Is there any way to have the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" option unchecked by default? I found this method to have the option disabled. I haven't tried it yet, but ...
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Windows 7 Boot fail. 500Gb SSD Ok. Elusive Windows 7 Existence. DISKPART? CMD fix? [on hold]

Please help.. HARDWARE: Toshiba Dynabook 3D i7 laptop with 8Gb RAM and (Upgrade) 500Gb SSD running JAPANESE KANJI Windows 7 (upgraded to Ultimate); with ENGLISH Overlay. No Official Win 7 DVD Disk as ...
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installing tar files, after extracting them in windows [on hold]

im doing audio research, and have got 4 DAWs, but some of the things im researching are freeware from universities that come as tar/gz files, and I don't know how to install the programs using the ...
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logitech headset not working with window 7

I have a logitech h110 headset (usb). For Some odd reason it is not working with windows 7. When I plug it in, windows tries to dl the driver, but there isn't any. What do I do?
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How to have an executable file run without cmd? [migrated]

Right, so I'm in a little bit of a pickle here. I've been coding for years (non-professionally, only algorithms for competitions, I'm still in high school) and I tried to create my very first actual ...
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Allowing computer to turn off USB hub to save power - how much power?

Should the computer be allowed to turn off the usb hub? I have seen a solution suggested for slow USB recognition - to prevent the computer from turning off the usb hub. But there's a reason for it ...
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How to boot the GRUB rescue prompt as i am unable to format the laptop

I installed Ubuntu in my laptop. After some days i was trying to format my laptop through the recovery mode given by laptop manufacturer. I went into the recovery partition by navigating through the ...
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How can I solve Readyboost error: “Unable to create cache. Access is denied”

When I try to configure ReadyBoost for a new flash SD Disk, I get the following error: "Unable to create cache. Access is denied". How can I solve it in order to enable ReadyBoost for that disk? ...
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How to control sound via Windows Sound Controller when optical cable is connected

I have a E-MU 0404 PCI sound card with Samsung HW-F450 sound bar. When I use the 3.5mm cable, I can increase/decrease/mute sound using my keyboard (or simply the sound controller of Windows 8.1). ...
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I can't set up the following Netsh settings, because the object is already exist

I use the Netsh int ipv6 show int in terminal, the result: 1 50 4294967295 connected Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 11 10 1500 connected Local connection When I wanted to use the ...
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computer won't fire up more than one second with HDD connected

I have a computer with an SSD for the OS and core programs. The rest is stored on a HDD. Recently my wife thought that she smelled burning the other day but there's no evidence of it so could've been ...
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Using second keyboard for for special characters [duplicate]

I currently having an unused keyboard (a HP's KBRF1921 to be exact). I always need to type some Greek characters such as αβɣ and latin character as abc. It'd be great if I could use one for latin ...
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Windows 7 will not boot

I deleted start-up files with cleaner and now the pc is will not boot up. I do not have the installation disk (as they do not provide one with pc's these days). How do I boot up? My other machine is a ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...