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Deleting defunct protected files in Windows 7

I just migrated my Windows 7 installation from a 120GB SSD to a new 500GB SSD. To do this I used this program to clone the original SSD partition(s) onto the new disk, while increasing the size of ...
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Synergy behind proxy?

I'm trying to use Synergy to connect my home computer (running Mac OS) to my work laptop (Windows 7). The Mac is the server and the PC is the client. It works fine when the computers are on the same ...
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Does installing Windows and Linux slow down computer?

I have Windows 8.1 already installed in my laptop. Now i'm thinking o installing Linux too. Is it a good idea? will it slow down my system?
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Windows7 Group policy restrictions accidentally apply to admin

I changed group policy on my machine preventing running any program except those in the list. I also prevented from running the cmd. Long story short, those restrictions now prevent me from changing ...
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google drive search bar doesn't work with pc windows 7

I just installed Google Drive. The search function doesn't work and the instructions given by the user show dialog boxes that don't match those I show. I run windows 7. All permission boxes are ...
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Win95 Game Options for Windows 7 [Options investigated listed in detail]

My quest: Get G-Nome (developed by 7th Level) to work on my Windows 7 64 bit installation. Now I realize there are some obvious obstacles (64 bit environment and a Win95 era game). However, I have ...
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Windows 7 screensaver won't activate if set at too many minutes

On my Windows 7 PC, if I set the screensaver to activate at 10 minutes or more, then it won't activate. But if I set it to 5 minutes or less, then it will activate. What could be the problem? How can ...
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Printing double side paper from different document/file type

How do I print the first pages of two different documents on one double-sided sheet of paper? For example, the front side would come from a Word document and back side from a PDF. I am using a ...
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How can I retain / transfer my Windows 7 license files back to the same computer after a reformat?

So I have an old Windows laptop that I used in college that has over time gotten increasingly bogged down with bloat / fragmentation that I would like to reformat. I can get an install disk easily, ...
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How to diagnose erratic system slowness?

My 3yo macbook pro has been having these hiccups recently. I'm trying to figure out a way to diagnose the problem. Brief specs: pre-retina MBP, SSD, running Win7. It's been working fine for years. ...
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Win 10 app not coming [duplicate]

I have window 7 sp1 With 8 gb ram and i3 intel processor 64 bit I have the necessary update like KB3035583 KB2952664 But the window 10 app is not coming I hace reinstalled the update several ...
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Strange empty square pops out of nowhere, minimizes all windows, hides icons, goes away after restarting explorer.exe

An empty, rectangle box popped out of nowhere whilst playing a game and listening to music trough Chrome. This resulted in all my current apps being minimized, including the game I was playing. ...
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Cannot access administrative share on Windows 7 from Windows 8.1

so I have a Windows 7 PC in a workgroup mode, with couple of local users. Both these users belong to administrators group. I have been accessing administrative shares on that W7 machine for a long ...
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Windows 7 black screen blinking cursor often

My windows 7 stuck at blinking cursor black screen. I repaired with windows 7 recover disk and it fixed but the problem comes again after I restart. Is my hard disk broken or what?
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Win7 Cannot Delete File - File in Use [duplicate]

I have a file named Overview-2015.xlsx and no matter what I do, my computer keeps telling me the file is still in use. Here's what I have tried: COMPUTER RESTART - The only reason I could possibly ...
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“Sticky” cursor position on ThinkPad TrackPoint middle-button scroll

I use the TrackPoint on my ThinkPads exclusively. On every ThinkPad I've owned, when I hold the middle button and move the nub, the cursor on screen stays fixed where it is and the page scrolls in ...
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Is there a way I can be notified when Windows Explorer is done copying / moving a file?

Obviously, this is a very common operation, but I'm annoyed that Windows will not tell me when it is done. I either need to see if the copy / move progress bar still exists, or (worse) look to see if ...
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eMachine laptop won't connect to the internet

I bought an eMachine laptop around 2011. I had stopped using it, but the other day when I signed in it said I am 'connected to a network', but it doesn't connect to the internet. It is running ...
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Intellij ctrl+alt+arrow hotkeys not working

I can't make IntelliJ 14.1.4 act on the ctrl+alt+arrow hotkeys on Windows 7. I already disabled the Intel hotkeys and don't know any further.
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How to by pass restricted access to internet placed by a free internet provider?

A certain company has offered a free WiFi service in our area. I can ping Google from command prompt but can not access any website apart from their own and some links they have provided. I am using ...
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Is there any programming level script that could be used to edit MMC?

I opened mmc.exe and from File>Add/delete snap-ins I added Group policy object editor for 6 users that are currently on my computer. I have to edit like 100 policies for each users and there are ...
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All js files of a parent folder gone missing on Windows 7

My folder Projects having multiple projects, is being messed by something. Tl;dr version: For some unknown reason, all of my javascript files contained in sub-directories of Projects dir, are gone. ...
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Synchronizing notebook and a desktop PC [on hold]

I'm currently looking into some options how to merge notebooks mobility to work with power hardware of desktop PC. Basically what keeps me from getting desktop is transfer of all my work between the ...
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I'd like my laptop not to sleep with lid closed when I wake it over LAN

I configured WoL on my laptop and it's working perfectly. The only issue occurs when I wake my laptop from sleep with its lid closed - it will fall to sleep again after five seconds or so. Is there a ...
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Airplane mode and wifi runs simuntaneously in windows 8.1

I am using windows 8.1 pro ver: 6.3.9600 build 9600 in my laptop when i turn on airplane mode at the same time the wifi can also be turn on or turn off. generaly it should not be happen and all ...
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Discrepency in number of files transferred in Teracopy

Over the past few days, I've been using Teracopy to transfer over a large number of files and folders from a small flash-drive (well, 32gb) , to an external hard-drive (4tb). However, I noticed that ...
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Windows 7 desktop files and shortcuts reverts to earlier state

My Windows 7 Professional, service pack 1, 64 bit, occasionally spontaneously reverts itself to an earlier time. I notice this by files and icons that I have deleted from my desktop suddenly ...
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Keyboard continuously pressing keys i hold down for more than 3 seconds

When i press any key on my keyboard for too long it will go to a state where it will act like i am continuously pressing it when i'm not. Please help
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Why has FileZilla started timing out on Directory Listing since last week?

FileZilla version 3.10 had always been able to list the files and directories on my domain at GoDaddy until last Friday. Now it times out after the LIST command. I checked with GoDaddy Support and ...
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Pressing key on keyboard and clicking mouse

When I press any key on my keyboard and click my mouse it causes a delay and then mouse will act as if I haven't stopped clicking even though I have. Also when I press any key for too long, tab for ...
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I started encrypting my hard drive and now I have lost free space?

I have a 500 GB hard drive which has 160 GB free space. I started encrypting it and suddenly it showed I had only 6 GB left? What can I do to get my memory back? Why did this happening? I stopped ...
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diagnosing random power failures and failures to POST

I have a laptop (Toshiba satellite C650), over the last year it has symptomatically been starting to display some rather peculiar failure behavior, some of the more peculiar behaviors follow: it ...
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How will windows 10 update work?

Yesterday, I wake up, turn on my computer and realize my pc hard drive is dead. I had a backup, went get a new hard drive and I installed it. But, I can't find my recovery disk and I can't download ...
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Can my PC handle a Nividia GTX 750 Ti? [on hold]

I am willing to update my graphics card to Nividia GTX 750 Ti but I am confused about the power supply and the motherboard if they can support it or not. Motherboard System Manufacture: Gigabyte ...
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Windows 7 typing …cant type without automatic dots [on hold]

Why is dots automatically typing between every letter i type. (Need urgent help fellas) E.g. h.e.y a.r.e y.o.u t.h.e.re
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Keep receiving BCDEdit “The system cannot find file specified” errors

I'm currently having a huge problem where I cannot play CS:GO due to an issue with enabling/disabling DEP, Kernel Debugging and Kernal Integrity through BCDEdit in Command Prompt. According to THIS ...
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Apache auto-crash at startup after a bsod, fault module StackHash_0a9e

This problem happens after a window crash, I have tried everything but no luck, please help! Problem Details Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: httpd.exe ...
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Exception for compiled programs in AVG Free

I am using AVG Free on my PC, where I also write software (in this case C++/QT). Whenever I recompile my software it is detected as a threat. Regardless of what I do define folder as exception ...
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Multiple programs run to issues after an instant shutdown on a blue screen

Jump to Update 3 for a quick view of problem details and cleared list. Issues found so far Apache(httpd) won't start, a crash happens always with "stackhash_0a9e" error Closing Notepad++ throws ...
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Running duplicati as admin on a domain network to backup client outlook files

I'm trying to run duplicati on workstations connected to a domain. It is nearly difficult to run the application on workstations as an admin since the UAC prompts for admin password no matter how hard ...
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Is it possible to track incoming and outgoing internet packages

I have a simple program that synchonizes with the internet in certain amount of time. I would like to see what data the program sends and receives. How can I watch this data or at least show the ...
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Vostro 1510 TPM

My Dell Vostro 1510, Core(TM)2 duo t5670 has windows 7 professional 64 bit recently installed and the following software has been installed in this order: Windows7 service pack 1 several updates ...
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steam wont launch after driver update

recently acquired wolfenstein:the old blood in the steam sale and upon startup it recommended I update my graphics card driver. I opened the device manager, updated my card, came back to steam and ...
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How to change the default Segoe WP font on Windows 8?

Short question: How can I change the default windows 8.1 fonts to something else?! (see pic below for further details) Long question: I discovered that the default Windows 8 font is Segoe WP which ...
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Computer keeps freezing after driver update

Since a few days my LapTop keeps freezing when I open f.e Skype, Visual Studio or a DirectX based game. When I open one of those programs the screen freezes, but I can still move my mouse. When I try ...
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Reinstalled windows on same drive, windows.old folder is broken

I reinstalled windows, from within windows, on the same drive (inserted the disk while windows was running, and ran the installer). When the installation completed I had a C:\windows.old folder that I ...
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Harddrive won't mount in windows 7

I've got an external hard drive, that doesn't seem to want to mount in Windows 7. The drive was working but unfortunately Windows froze (I even got a windows has stopped responding - do you want to ...
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How to add music on iPod Touch 4th/5th gen from iTunes on Windows 7

I am trying to download some music from my computer onto my iPod touch 4th generation. I have searched the Internet but have had no luck finding out how. How do you transfer music from iTunes on a PC ...
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How to use dual monitors on a system with 2 computers?

I have dual monitors set up to work with extended screens on Windows 7. Now I've hooked a computer to one of these monitors (monitor 1) with Ubuntu. When I change the input source on monitor 1. I ...
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Screensaver won't work with wireless keyboard connected

For months now my screensaver just won't start and I have no idea why. Now I've found out it's my wireless keyboard and don't know how to fix it. I don't know what had changed to stop this from ...