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How to fix GPT on a Windows 7 workstation

I have a Windows 7 workstation with a 4TB HD. I had it partitioned with GPT so that I could use the entire 4TB. It was workign fine, but after a short time the drive showed up as RAW. Disk Management ...
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Windows 7 user with Firefox 31.0

Everytime I launch Firefox, it opens with my homepage then immediately opens another tab with a Google sign in page. How do I make it stop? I have been through all the options and it is set to open ...
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Windows XP to Windows 7 Does not recognize media card reader

Since I upgraded for XP to 7 my media card reader on an older Dell XPS400 is not recognized by 7.Any help finding a driver or way to get it back? Everything else is fine.
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Chaning Microsoft Visio default export path

When I export a Microsoft Visio document to a PDF: the default folder is always the user folder C:\Users\Francky\Documents, not the last folder I exported a document to: Is there any way to ...
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Windows 7 path not being set

I've read an followed all stack overflow, super user, etc. instructions multiple times, and my GUI window shows the path to be what I want, i.e., python27. However the cmd prompt shows several lines ...
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Can a non-admin windows user install Firefox to their C:\Users\xx folder?

I was under the understanding that installing Firefox wrote to the C:\program files (x86)\ folder and put registry entries into HKLM, therefore on a locked-down workstation a user would have to have ...
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Windows 7 — my laptop keeps issuing a 5-tone chime every few minutes

I have a Sony Vaio with Windows 7 installed. I'm getting a 5-tone ascending chime every few minutes. I tried to restore to an earlier date and was unsuccessful. I set the system sounds to 'no sound'. ...
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Windows Update Unknown Error 80246002

I have a system which has just been freshly loaded with the following: Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Microsoft Security Essentials (4.5.216.0) Office Professional 2007 UltraVNC 1.2.0.1 After ...
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Superuser (stack exchange) links open in the same window

I'm using Google Chrome with Windows 7. Everything a link is clicked on superuser site, the target webpage opens in the current tab instead of opening in a new tab. Is this a site related behavior? ...
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Video games periodically stutter

About 2 months ago, video games on my computer have suddenly started to periodically stutter. Normally, I run them fine, but now, about every 1 minute, the game starts to run at approx. 5 FPS for ...
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USB mouse isn't working on MY laptop

I have a Acer Aspire 5750, I had recently bought the HP X1000 Wired Mouse. The problem is that the mouse isn't working on this laptop, I had installed all the drivers and plugged the USB in all three ...
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Can a script open a GUI application, execute several “clicks” and navigate to a particular screen?

To put it simply, I need to know if a script can take a variable ,ex Variable A, from a Google Earth placemark (HTML table) open an application GUI (that's tied to a database), "click" through a few ...
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Is there a way to see a list of application crashes?

i.e. When did which installed application crash. If not - perhaps a way to see when was the last time a specific application crashed? Does Windows store that kind of information? Is there a way to ...
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How do I access the recycle bin of my old (corrupt) profile?

I'm using Windows 7. So last week my usual profile went corrupt and I had to create a new user profile and copy my important files over to my new profile. Only problem is, just before my old profile ...
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB/DVD empty screen

I have Windows 7-32 installed, and i want to install Windows 7-64 version, i have both Bootable USB & a DvD, but each time i restart And boot from them it just takes me to an empty windows screen, ...
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Can I trust password manager software?

I'm considering downloading a password manager so that I don't keep forgetting my passwords. The problem is, how do I know that the password manager itself is both hackproof and trustworthy, i.e. no ...
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Install chipset driver before nic driver?

When installing drivers, should I be installing the chipset drivers first, or doesn't it matter? i.e. can I jump straight to the nic driver?
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Mouse and Keyboard stop working, Num lock flashesh on keyboard input

Usually after a weekend when I return to office, my keyboard and mouse won't work at all. If I hit keys on the keyboard, the Numlock light will flash once for each keypress. Re-plugging the devices ...
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Text size suddenly got bigger on all sites

This morning I started my Google Chrome browser as I do every day. The text size was suddenly bigger than normal, on all sites. I did not change any setting anywhere. If I set the zoom to 90% it ...
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Make a file run every time before shutdown

As far as we know, we can make a file run every time after turning on the windows, by putting it in Startup folder or make a key in registry with its path in the value! Now I want to now, is there ...
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Changing 'syskey' password using Command-Line

As far as we know, We can change windows account's passwords using the below command in CMD windows (With a user that have administrator privilege) : net user TheUserName NewPassword Now, I want to ...
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Where 'SYSKEY' password store? and what kind of algorithm it use to encrypt the passord?

As far as I know Windows store user-acconts passwords in SAM file under Windows\System32 and it use NTLM algorithm to encrypt it! As you know we can set another password for windows (not for ...
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Windows 7 not streaming to bluetooth

I have a Polaroid bluetooth music player. I am trying to stream music from WMP12 to the Polaroid device. Win7 can see the device but I cannot seem to get WMP12 to see it so that I can send the music ...
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Cannot connect to VPN Unlimited,s VPN

Signed up for VPN Unlimited's VPN service (3 years = $18). Installed program per their directions, but cannot connect. It says 'Connecting' but never actually connects. Then I get an error message ...
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cmd.exe not working from shortcut windows 7

I can run cmd.exe from c:\windows\system32 without a problem. However if I run a shortcut pointing to c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe it doesn't appear on the screen or under applications in Task Manager. ...
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How do you remove other OSes on Windows 8?

I have two hard drives currently set up on my PC, a 500GB one that has Windows 7 on it as well as games (this was my first OS) then I have my 160GB one which I installed Windows 8.1 on a few days ago. ...
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Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins

I'm having serious issues with my Dell XPS 15 in that the wi-fi would drop out every 20 mins or so at home. It has been widely reported that the XPS 15 (L521x) has had wireless problems. I have ...
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Win7 faster than Win8.1 in VirtualBox?

Is it my imagination, or does Windows 7 run faster in VirtualBox than Windows 8.1? I've got each freshly installed with identical machine configurations (2gigs ram, 2 cpu cores) on an OS X host and ...
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If I am an administrator, can I use IEPassView to see password of another user account?

I can use IEPassView to see my own password. There is another account that I want to see. It's my own but I forget the password. I want to see the password stored for ie there. Because I am an ...
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Is it possible to install 8GB sticks in a P7P55D Deluxe motherboard?

I've bought a stick of 8GB of RAM and I'm trying to install it on my P7P55D Deluxe, but until now, I've got no success. The manual of the board shows some models of compatible RAM sticks and most of ...
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USB Flash Drive does not work on startup

I have a brand new Corsair LS 128GB usb drive. If I keep it plugged into the computer and turn the computer on, it never shows up under Computer. I heard the audible tone to say a USB drive has been ...
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How can I see how much space I am using on my Dropbox for Business account?

I can see how much space I use in my personal account, but for Business account I only see the space used by all users, not just me: The only way I have found so far is re-installing Dropbox, and ...
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AutoHotkey to map Right Winkey and TAB to LWin and t

I changed keyboards. Now I have a right windows key but not left. Left work(ed)s for my simple script of #TAB send #t return this cycles through the windows on my taskbar. but it doesn't work ...
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From which font do the characters come? [on hold]

From which installed font is the OS obtaining the dialog box characters at codepoint hex 2488 onward, being numbers with a period? Not Tahmoa http://i.imgur.com/yQMpeDt.png or Segoe ...
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Laptop CPU Upgrade causes windows to freeze on startup

I recently upgraded my HP Probook 4530s CPU from an i3 2350M to an i7 2670QM and it freezes on the windows logo during startup. It boots and I can get into BIOS (and advanced startup) but when it ...
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Fonts got messed up in Chrome

So idk what happened but yesterday it was all fine. Today out of nowhere everything looks bigger, and the fonts are not smooth
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Windows 7 not booting. grub bash shell appears

My Windows 7 x64 desktop PC stopped booting after I restarted it. This message appears: drive 0x80(LBA): C/H/S=1023/255/63, Sector Count/Size=16434495/512 Partition num: 0, active, Filesystem ...
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Uninstalling dual-boot Ubuntu with MBR on separate partition

I have both Win7 x64 Ultimate and Ubuntu installed in dual-boot on a single disk and now I want to uninstall Ubuntu and keep working with windows. Windows was the first OS that got installed and it ...
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Export figure as PDF with surrounding white space cropped out

I exported a chart from a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet by selecting the chart, the File > Export > Create PDF/XPS document, with the following options: The result is nice except that: How can I ...
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Remove unused network interface

When I run ipconfig on Windows I see an extra Ethernet connection named "Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection* 9". C:\>ipconfig Windows IP Configuration Ethernet adapter Local Area ...
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The program can't start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer

Hi I'm getting this error when I try to start MegaSync from mega.co.nz Installation worked, but the program doesn't start What could be the issue
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Trying to access a internal modem over serial with putty. Only typing letters a and A work

I try to connect to an internal broadband modem over the serial (com port) with putty. It is Windows 7 64 with 64 bit drivers for the modem. When I connect with putty to the port the only letters I ...
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Network drops shortly after restart. Disable/Enable fixes until next restart

My network drops out shortly after restarting. Disabling/enabling the adapter in Device Manager brings the network connection back up until the next restart. I have disabled the on-board LAN and ...
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Some Windows computers can't connect to Mac server shares

I have a small network with a MacOS X Server (10.9.4) with a mixture of Windows and Mac clients. The Windows machines are a mix of Windows 7 and 8, and a couple of the windows machines (one Windows 7, ...
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Network Printer going to Offline

I have a 80 networked computer running Windows-7. And a Canon LBP3310 printer attached to the system with IP=10.0.0.12 and shared. The problem is that sometimes,while it is online for most of other ...
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Is there a way to view password stored in Windows Credentials?

I have a list of credentials stored in my Windows Credential Manager. But I can't view those passwords. Is there any way to see those credentials?
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Is there an alternative to AutoSizer for 64-bit Windows?

Is there an application that sits in your systray and automatically moves/resizes windows as they appear (no hotkey press necessary)? I've been using AutoSizer for years and sadly it no longer works ...
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Unknown .exe file

I downloaded a program called glasswire to see which programs are using the internet. One program doesn't show in task manager and I can't find out what it does. Does someone know what it is or how I ...
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taskbar error can't minimize

i have a problem with taskbar, all the application here, when i minimize it, won't return to taskbar, instead, it goes to the corner left of the desktop, i have tried restore system, but it's not ...