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My Toshiba Satellite 580GB drive continues to loose about 30GB and 20GB a day

I have been backing up the entire C: drive on a WD Passport** - also have moved almost 900GB to a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex 3TB drive, which I use almost exclusively for Movie and Video files ...
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How to use my Windows 7 home basic 64bit original key to activate Windows 7 ultimate? any ideas please do share

How to use my Windows 7 home basic 64 bit original key to activate Windows 7 ultimate? any ideas please do share. Any ideas? Please do let me know
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Dell Inspiron 1525 won't boot. Says there is no drive to boot to

My son bought himself another laptop and wanted to give the old one to me. He wiped the drive using a program which allowed him to wipe the drive 33+ times. Now the computer says there is no drive. ...
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Extremely strange Windows 7 wireless issue: Existing connections stay open, but can't open new ones

I have been having this issue forever now. I have no idea why or what is causing it and am completely stuck. I use a USB Wifi adapter for my computer and it normally connects fine. However, after ...
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Windows 7 Pro x64, Intel eXensible 3.0 Driver and not working USBs (almost)

After installing Intel eXtensible Host Controller Driver (http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=KG9P5). USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0) stopped working for USB ...
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How to run a headless VM with VBoxManager as a windows service

Objective I want to run this command VBoxManage startvm MyVM --type headless at the boot system just like a service (postgres, apache) does. What i've tried 1. I've tried to create a service using ...
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Windows 7, GTX 750, Dell 2408WFP: powering off display disconnects the display from the card

I have the following monitors attached to my EVGA GeForce GTX 750 (2 GB): Dell 2408WFP connected via DisplayPort (monitor 1) Dell 2408WFP connected via HDMI (monitor 2) Dell 2007FP connected via ...
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How can I get to the “Install the printer driver” screen?

I have an HP Envy 5530 printer. I went to "Add a printer" and selected my printer from the network. I then selected the driver from a list that looked like this: Later, I uninstalled this printer. ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - can I cancel?

I agreed to reserve the free Windows 10 update when prompted. I understand Windows 10 will be downloaded automatically some time in the near future. I also understand that I will have a choice whether ...
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Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - What happens to Windows 7/8? [duplicate]

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 away for free to Windows 7/8/8.1 users. If one reserves Windows 10 with the new notification in the tray area, what will happen to their Windows 7/8/8.1 license? Are ...
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Windows 7 - What happens when you delete the AppData folder? [duplicate]

What happens when you delete the entire C:/Users/Username/AppData folder? I haven't used my Windows boot in a while and want to make space on my harddrive. But if I decide to use Windows again, I ...
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How to prevent Windows from waking up HDD before shutdown? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 PC with a SSD system drive and a HDD. Most of my work is done on just SSD and HDD often went to sleep after a while, which is good. But when I shutdown the PC, it will wake up the ...
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Windows Explorer show file modified date as ago string

Is it possible to modify Windows File explorer to show file modified section as "ago" string. So it would be showing file modified "2 days 2 hours ago" or "14 seconds ago" etc..
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HD Tune questions/suggestions - Sectors counts and such

I'm new here and this is my first question. As the title says, I have some questions about HD Tune's infos. (Or programs like this.) I'll post two screenshots: System HD: This HD is 'very' old, ...
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Request a preferred IP address for a specific WiFi connection on Windows 7

Is there a way to ask for a preferred IP address for a specific WiFi connection in Windows 7? I have no control over the router so I'm not asking for a static address, but just to request the router ...
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I restored onto a new SSD using Acronis True Image Home, but it won't boot; how do I make the system boot from the new SSD?

My SSD died yesterday. I have made regular backups using Acronis True Image Home. I've restored the image onto a new SSD which I have purchased and installed. I have verified it is there. It also ...
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Get Windows 10 App Horribly Broken

This isn't filling me with optimism at the moment. I have the Get Windows 10 tray icon but when I click on it I see this monstrosity: Clicking on any of the links does nothing at all. Very ...
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Geovision GV-DVR/NVR showing black screens

I have been using a GV-800 with my old PC that was running Windows XP. Now since its time to upgrade to Windows 7 I build myself a new one and tried to reinstall the Software and the driver. The 64 ...
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Windows 7 installation on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Laptop and assigned whole HDD space to ubuntu. Now i want to reinstall Windows 7 OS back on my PC and want to remove Ubuntu completely. I have tried to make ...
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I have three computers and only one is showing the windows 10 upgrade icon in system tray [duplicate]

Of my three computers only one has the icon showing but the other two do not. first computer that doesn't have the icon is running windows 7 ultimate 64bit. It is up to date on all updates. I have ...
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Can I stop receiving emails temporarily on notebook

I have a desktop, laptop and a notebook. The notebook is used for when I am away. The problem is when I start up the notebook and check emails, I have to download about 200 emails. How can I stop the ...
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FortiClient on win7 in tunnel mode, but routes NOT added

Running FortiClient 5.2.x on Windows 7 premium [corp laptop]. FortiClient logs onto SSL VPN server. User then enters the tunnel and receive an IP address on work network successfully. BUT the ...
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Telnet on Windows 7 doesn’t connect to any server

When I try to connect to a server with Telnet on Windows 7 x64, for example to Google: Welcome to Microsoft Telnet Client Escape Character is 'CTRL+]' Microsoft Telnet> o www.google.com 80 ...
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How can I check that I gave the “Get Windows 10” app the right e-mail address?

When I logged into my Windows 7 machine tonight I got the "Get Windows 10" widget/app/popup thingy. I gave it my e-mail address and hit the "send confirmation" button, fully expecting to get an ...
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Brightness on laptop doesn't work at all

I have an ASUS k72dr laptop. It's hard drive died, so I bought a new one. After installing Windows only available screen resolution was 800x600, obviously because of lack of proper video card driver. ...
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Disable Procdump

I had an issue with a vendor product, then I had to run procdump to be able to narrow down the possible cause for this issue, now I need to disable it, is there any way to disable it without taking ...
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Installing Windows 10 from the Internal HDD [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 Partition (C:) and a partition which contains my data. I currently have a Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO Image. Can I install Windows 10 directly by running the 'Setup.exe'? I ...
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Unable to update guest OS hard drive size

I am running VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 on OS X 10.10.3. I have Windows 7 as the guest OS. Originally I had the hard drive set to 60GB. It was running out of space so I increased it to 100GB. However, ...
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If I drag and drop a file to “copy” it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten?

In Windows 7 if I drag and drop a file to "copy" it from one drive to an other, if the object drive has an identically named file, does that file get overwritten ?
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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USB flash drive disconnecting and reconnecting continuously [on hold]

I have almost the exact same issue as described here with my flash drive, but on Windows 7. My flash drive disconnects and reconnects continuously every few seconds, on the USB 2.0 ports, BUT on my ...
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Doubts of CONSECUTIVE “Unallocated” spaces HD [duplicate]

I have this HD partition. I want to know: If it is normal to have two consecutive "Unallocated" space? What sense does it? You can see I have two: 162.35GB The Right Side of the first ...
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plotutils: `graph` creates empty plots

I'm trying to create simple plots using graph as described in this tutorial. However, even the most basic example: echo 0 0 1 1 2 0 | graph -T png > plot.png produces a perfectly white 570x570 ...
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Some web downloads stop part-way through

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The majority of files I download complete without error, but some stop part-way through. This happens on all browsers. Some stop at a random location ...
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Windows 7 compressing doesn't reduce space [duplicate]

I used the compression method by windows 7 from the properties of a file but it doesn't seem to work. The folder that was around 42,6 Gb is now 42,5 Gb which means it only saved me 100 MB? Is there ...
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How to access bios with lenovo G710 notebook on windows 7?

I've tried pressing different buttons on startup but still cannot access the BIOS. How can I access it?
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Win-F4 does not mute or unmute microphone during Lync converstation

I am using Lync 2010, and need to mute/unmute my microphone frequently during the conversation. Searching on the web, I found that the the global shortcut Win-F4 should do this, but it seems having no ...
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Windows explorer browse dialogue intermittently not working

On occasions, various completely different applications hang when I try to open a file. ( Virtualbox, adobe reader, Dassault Systemes CATIA etc.. ) This is especially annoying with Virtualbox, but ...
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Touro USB3 drive stopped working in Windows 7

I have a Hitachi Touro 1TB USB 3.0 drive I use to take films from my desktop PC (Windows 7 64 bit) so I can watch them on my BluRay player or my laptop (Surface Pro 3, Windows 8 64 bit). Suddenly the ...
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Identify an unknown IP in our network

I have a network containing 20 clients. I assigned IP range 10.0.0.1 to 10.0.0.20 to them. When I do an IP scanning I see someone using 10.0.0.131 in VMware. How can I find out which IP is this IP ...
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Free Windows 10 Upgrade after One Year

As many of us know that Microsoft is giving free update to Windows 10 for the first year for Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 user. As I am using Windows 7 and today I get that "creepy icon" providing me ...
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How do I sort and move files by extension type

Okay so, I have so many music,pictures,documents,video formats all scattered in all my music my pictures etc folders, And ive just found out how to use this extension type thing instead of moving them ...
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I DON'T want Windows 10 — what should I do to dismiss reminder? [duplicate]

Starting from today morning (at least in Poland) all my computers with Windws 7 started to showing a reminder, that I can reserver free future upgrade to Windows 10. Here is a Polish example: On my ...
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How to delete empty folder with thumbs.db without disabling thumbnails

I often have problem to delete a folder that contains a thumbs.db file. Also tools like "unlocker" fail. It seems to be loccked by os for some unknown reason. The only solution i found in the net was ...
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How to show the week number on the Windows system tray calendar?

I am using Windows 7, and sometimes I would like to check the current week number from the calendar. However, by default, the Windows system tray calendar does not show the week numbers. Is it ...
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How to convert RAW formated Pendrive back to NTFS File system? [duplicate]

How to convert RAW formated Pendrive back to NTFS File system ??? Please let me know if anyone has solution. I am unable to transfer any data to my pen drive. Whenever I connect it to my Laptop it ...
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Setting up a KVM/Docking Station solution, 2 Monitors, Gaming Desktop, Laptop, 2-3 Monitors

There many KVM/Docking station questions, but they all seem to be about General usage. I have: A Windows Desktop that: Is built for gaming Will soon Dual-boot Linux(Kubuntu) Uses two ...
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Display stretched double, only left half visible

This one's got me stumped. Dell Vostro 3700 laptop, Win7, Nvidia Geforce 330M, 1600x900 LCD. The LCD went (partially) out on this machine. Left 1/3 of screen OK, Right 2/3 would intermittently break ...
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Formatting boot hard drive for Windows Vista from Windows 7

My 1TB hard drive is failing. I'm guessing that some of the Windows Vista are on bad sectors as the PC is not booting. (Hangs when reading files for Safe Mode). I bought a 2TB hard drive. I want ...