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Switching a freshly formatted HDD to another laptop

So here is the situation, sorry for a bit of a long post. I have one(HP) laptop which harddrive unfortunately recently crashed, while i have another Compaq laptop with worse hardware, but an ...
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Where is the HDD driver needed to detect Win7?

This question is related to the following question. Clonezilla stopped. Can "sgdisk -z /dev/sdx" destroy all the data on sda? Win7 don't boot. I used the Win7 installation disk. And I ...
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Find and replace with nothing in MS Word

How can I replace any word of specified size, color, text font... with nothing, i.e., I want to remove all the words with such criteria?
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How do I reverse the DLL hack done by UxTheme Patch?

I have downloaded the ova file for Sagemath 6.6, the problem is that VirtualBox gives me this error, whenever I attempt to start the Sage virtual machine: Failed to open a session for the virtual ...
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Im lagging on the next gen games and i dont know what to upgrade

I was really excited to play gta V with my computer because i heard that gta v can run smoothly on almost any rig. Now when ive played about 9 hours of gta im getting pretty annoyed over all the fps ...
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Can you assign different default gateways on a per-application basis in Windows 7?

I have two internet connections (one satellite and one DSL). I want to route all my gaming traffic through the DSL connection and all other traffic through satellite. Each WAN is served from its own ...
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Is there a way to use modern Nvidia drivers for Intel-Nvidia hybrid notebooks?

I'm reading that modern Nvidia driver installations for mobile cards don't support the Intel-Nvidia hybrid mode. For those who don't know about it, it's designed to save notebook battery charge by ...
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stay in the current window after hyperlink click

Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1 Default Browser: Internet Explorer Version 11 Need to open multiple hyperlinks in an Outlook mail. How to open hyperlinks in a new tab in current (already open) ...
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Accessing a local SQL server 2014 from within a VM running vista using VS2005 fails

My laptop is running Win 7 (x64) and is part of a domain. I've installed SQL Server 2014 Dev and VS2012 on it as I want to use the laptop for development. Since some of my development has to be done ...
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Can I define a new character for my OS?

Normally when I write u+0022 it writes " (Look here). Is there any way to define a new character? I mean can I design a character and define a value (u+9999, for example) to it in order to make OS ...
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On Windows 7, how to fix VLC Media volume capped when Firefox plays sound?

Using Mixer, I have set the volume of VLC Media player to be even with the master volume, also, this is even with other applications such as Firefox. But when Firefox plays a sound, I can hear the ...
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Windows loosing ethernet connection when system goes into sleep mode

Why does my windows 7 desktop lose internet connection in sleep mode? i have to restart the machine to reestablish the connection. AMD FX4100 cpu. i have run NPE; checked power saving settings, ...
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Can i clean install Windows 8 using my OEM key? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with Windows 8 x64 bits but I formatted it and installed a pirate copy of Windows 7. Can I download a Windows 8 x64 iso and somehow use my previous OEM key to make it original again? ...
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Temp directory for all users?

This is the Temp directory for my user account: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp Is there a Temp directory that is accessible by all users?
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How do I reenable mkdir and other commands from the nav bar win7

This was in another thread as a comment, but I don't have the rep to post there...Pretty sure it hasn't been posted as a question yet.. I KNOW you USED to be able to do dos commands through the nav ...
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Two virtually identical Windows 7 PCs. Only one reports missing fonts in InDesign?

We have two virtually identical Windows 7 (x64) PCs, both running InDesign CS5.5. One of them had to be reinstalled from scratch and, unfortunately, its fonts were lost in the process as they were ...
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windows 7 search results columns “Folder”, “Folder name”, “Folder path” empty

How can I see the folder\file path when searching on a connected device? I have selected to show "Folder", "Folder name", "Folder path" columns but they all appear empty.
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How to do an iPhone like keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 & 8?

I want a way to do keyboard shortcuts on my Windows 7 laptop that I can do on my iPhone 4. I am NOT talking about macros. For instance, I can type 'appt' on my iPhone and 'appointment' will appear if ...
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PC asks to format Truecrypt Volume

I have a truecrypt encrypted non-system partition on an external hard drive. The hard drive is GPT-based. On my previous MBR-based hard drives, I used Diskpart and the command SET ID=64 to prevent ...
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Better Bandwidth Limiter than NetBalancer? [on hold]

Currently I use NetBalancer... I've had varying success with it. Its really good at displaying bandwidth consumption. However, what its bad at are upload and download limits. If I am uploading to ...
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Windows 7 Install Loop

I have recently wiped my computer of Ubuntu and freshly installed Windows 7. It didnt have any of its drivers upon installation, so I got as many of those installed as I could. After installing AMD ...
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How can I stop windows explorer differentiate version information when I group files by type

In windows 7, when I group files by type, it automatically group files by different versions. For example. Word 97-2003 files and Word 2010 files are grouped in two groups. How can I make windows ...
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Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...
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Can't make windows 7 to go bootable [on hold]

I try the command bcdboot D:\Windows /s D: but it failed. I tried admin and no admin. I tried other commands but they didn't work either. I really need help now. Thanks
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The Lost Mind of Dr Brain [on hold]

I have an HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook. Have the CD of The Lost Mind of Dr Brain. When I go to run the game it gives me this message Blockquote The version of this file is not compatible with the ...
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Can only snap into predefined areas

So I've been experiencing a really weird problem since a couple of days (on Windows 8). First of all, the Windows + arrow combination won't snap my applications to the left or right anymore. They ...
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Disproportionate amount of RAM usage

I'm doing my bi-annual clean up right now, and one disconcerting thing I noticed was my task manager listing my RAM usage at about 67-70%. I have 16GB of RAM (I do a lot of multi-tasking, a la game ...
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Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...
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Some images becoming corrupt when moving from digital camera to PC

I have two digital cameras, a Cannon PowerShot G9 and a Sony DSC-HX300 Cyber-shot. The images are OK when played back on the cameras, but when downloaded from either camera, a small percentage of ...
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Windows 7 touch and hold move/jitter tolerance

I recently acquired a tablet PC with a Wacom resistive touchscreen, and doing a right click on it is almost impossible, most of the time the computer interprets it as a drag event because of noise or ...
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File system activity history tool?

My home PC (Win 7) fills up drive C, either by itself or as a result of something I do or use. I don't download, I keep track of my clouds sync, but GBs of free space mysteriously disappear (about 20 ...
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Disabling IPv6 on a specific network adapter without UI

My problem is similar to the one described in How to disable IPv6 on a particular network interface using Server Core? - just on Windows 7. The answers seemed helpful at first, but are not fully ...
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Unknown user name in Internet Explorer properties

In my Internet Explorer Properties Security box in the section Group or user names I found. Account Unknown(S-1-5-80-2375682873-768044350=35334… What is this?
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Windows 7 Aero decorations blinking every second

After returning from lunch, my Citrix Receiver timed out, and the active window border, its shadow, and selected text started blinking every second. This also undoes dragging the window and closes ...
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Internet Explorer Launching a Desktop Application

I have searched on Google and cannot find anything about: Can Internet Explorer Launch a Desktop Application. It keeps coming up with Windows 8. I am using a Windows 7 machine, and I want to know if ...
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Webcam turned on itself. Why?

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7 SP1. The webcam is Dell P/N: T3NPC. I was on YouTube watching TeamFourStar. Right as I finished the video I was watching, I exited Mozilla and went to ...
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Random spikes to 100% CPU lasting several minutes, (intervals, duration, processes) W7 PRO Dell E6400

For the last month or so I'm plagued with often, yet unexplainable spikes to 100% CPU load. Usually then Task Manager shows one or two processes taking 50%+ of CPU (not always the same: svchost, ...
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what is this orange ball over my wireless network icon in windows 7?

What is the orange ball on the wireless icon And why does it have no green ticks in the icon at the very bottom(with the orange ball on it). But it has green ticks in the popup for Network R8 (the ...
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How to add Windows to grub?

The following is the list that I got when I executed the command sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdc: 120.0 Gb, 120034123776 bytes Id disk: 0x975e4baf /dev/sdc1 * 2048 206847 102400 17 ...
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(Windows 7) - Is there an app to track how badwidth a given application is using? [on hold]

I'm trying to find a application that can track how much data is getting sent and/or revived from other given applications. Example 1 - I load up Google Chrome and watch a NetFlix HD film, but ...
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Why doesn't vagrant password work on Windows 7?

I am installing vagrant(version 1.7.2) on Windows 7. During vagrant up process, I addconfig.ssh.insert_key = false according to vagrant prompt. Then I use the following SSH command to login: ssh -p ...
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completely uninstalling software and accompanying components

As a student in computer science, I find myself installing many useful software applications for computer programming on Windows. One software application in particular that I enjoy using on Windows ...
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Windows booting in the old version…everytime and then fixing itself (repeatedly)

I installed windows 8 on my computer - previously windows 7. Now on starting bios starts then a black screen headed "boot manager" which states that something has changed with my computer and do I ...
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Automatically prefer interface with internet connection in Windows 7

It's fairly often that I have hardline internet and am programming devices over wifi; or am on the university wifi and am programming devices on an off-grid LAN. There is lots of Q&A here about ...
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Force change default initial save location of all programs to custom folder

Many programs often default the save destination location to the standard Libraries/XYZ folder which is the last place I want to save anything (due to sensible backup reasons). Some programs go a ...
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Cmd cannot find a mapped drive

Here's my problem: we have a network drive that's mapped to T:\, and it's pointing to \\somecomputer\somefolder\. We can run: \\somecomputer\somefolder\someapp.exe from cmd. We can also run pushd ...
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Windows Search / Indexing service won't start

The service won't start. I've set it to automatic and manually tried starting it. I've verified any dependencies are started. I ran net start "Windows Search" and received the error "Service ...
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Remote Desktop disconnect session hotkey

I have been searching for a while on how I might do this. I am connected to a Windows Server 2003 machine from a Windows 7 machine using Remote Desktop. I would like a way to disconnect the active ...
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VirtualBox is unable to allocate cached memory on windows (not considering it as available)

Host: Windows 7 64x bit, 6 GB of RAM Guest: Red Hat 64x bit Host machine resources without running any VMs: Windows Resources [Case I] Guest machine with 2 GB memory When I run a memory ...
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How to know Intel(R) HD graphics version?

I've Intel Pentium G2030 3.00 GHz processor with Gigabyte H61M-S1 Motherboard. I am using Windows 7 OS. which Intel(R) HD graphics version I have?