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Windows 7 PC Searching

When I perform searches on my works PC running windows7 is there a way to show where the search is and what it is searching. I regularly have to search large data areas (10-20Tb) for specific ...
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Ask registry value status & use computer name as registry value

I have made a .reg file where I set certain registry values. but I need to have a printout of situation before and after. So how can I easily read out all reg values (within this regfile)? And is it ...
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How to remove a wifi hostspot from the windows 7

I have created a hotspot with my windows 7, But I don't know how to remove that. any one please help me to remove this? here is the screen shot: ( need to remove the Hotpost)
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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How to recover files from dead windows using dos?

I am using windows 7. My windows is not loading. I want to recover some files using dos commands, Is that possible anymore?
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Windows 7 Admin share accessible regardless of password when same user name is used

I have two windows 7 computers. Both are logged into local accounts with the same username but different password. When I try to access the admin share of the second computer, it comes right up with ...
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Exe file cant open [duplicate]

All started with recuva I recovered some file but net protector resulted it as virus then it could not be open so I deleted all files related to recuva but later wished to reinstall but when I opened ...
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Troubles using a internal hard drive as storage on my Windows 7 machine

Recently I plugged my Ubuntu hard drive into my machine again and since I never ever actually use Ubuntu I just erased Ubuntu so that Windows would detect the drive since it's empty. Apparently, ...
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How to set TLS protocols as default after applying KB3140245?

This is about instructions to Windows update KB3140245 on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine. Microsoft released this update some time ago that "allows users to change system-wide default protocols for ...
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How to disallow Windows Update search for Language Packs?

Is there a way to force Windows Update to DO NOT search language packs for windows 7 (x64 for precision) ? I what users cannot see MUIs, so I don't want to manually hide MUIs in all pcs, I'd like to ...
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How do I connect/login to a network windows pc which doesn't have a login password

I have some desktops and laptops around me and am using homegroup for sharing files between them and everything is working fine. But when I take a new laptop which is not in my homegroup, in network ...
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Windows 7 laptop no longer sees USB drives - how to fix?

When I plug USB drives in to my computer the icon on lower right shows that a USB device is ready to use, but Windows 7 does not show the drive anywhere. Under Disk Management (screen shot) I see the ...
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No notification sound when using one USB port (Windows 7 64 bit)

I have an HP laptop (G4 250) with Windows 7 64 bit. The laptop has two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. The ports all work fine except one which when anything is plugged on it, no 'Device attached' ...
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List File open by process via command line tool or programmatically (windows 7)

I'm trying to get a list of files opened by a specific process by having either its processID or by launching it under some command line utility. I tried xperf but the documentation is really vague ...
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DELL Inspiron 3521, need standard VGA Graphics Adapter Driver

PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6840&SUBSYS_05981028&REV_00 PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6840&SUBSYS_05981028 PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6840&CC_030000 PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6840&CC_0300 Need help finding ...
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Windows 7 inspirion Dell 5050/5010 parts interchangeable

Are hardware such as memory card interchangeable from inspiring 5050 and 5010
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Spurious “install update” shield on my shutdown tab

Every now and then (and right now) I have that "install update shield" appearing on my shutdown tab, but when I go to shut down, it just shuts down as per normal, no updates installed. Then upon ...
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What exactly is “Browser” in Chrome's task manager, if it's not an open tab, and where is the traffic coming from?

I'm having problems loading some webpages on a slow connection on Chrome, and opened its Task Manager and saw that the "Browser" task is using up all the bandwidth to download something, but I don't ...
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Excel Help - how to pass the in SQL Query from another cell

I have SQL query in one Cell and Query data from the another cell Example. Below Query internal ID i need to pass the another cell.please some one help me, how to pass the values. { ...
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WWW Publisher Service activated by Windows update?

I did a bunch of updates on an outdated Windows 7 machine that was running as an apache server in my home. It was commonly used for this. However, after the slew up of updates I found Apache wouldn't ...
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Is it possible to Trace a Cold Boot on Windows 7

Is it possible to trace a cold boot on Windows 7? By cold boot I mean the boot you get after a complete shutdown, count to ten, and then press the power switch. I have been able to trace (enable ...
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Outlook won't work on Windows 7 anymore after 6/30/16? Really? [on hold]

See these comments on this site: Paul Smith-Keitley · Owner/Partner at Speaking Technically Really? given the choice of Outlook vs any of these, I would rather stick with outlook – sorry, ...
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How to display ALT+TAB on both monitors?

I added a monitor to my laptop but whenever I do Alt + Tab on my computer it only shows the running applications on the laptop but not on my extra monitor. Is there a workaround for this?
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How does Windows 7 handle leaving programs open when you log out and opening them again when you log back in?

There was a user at work whom was concerned that someone had broken into his/her computer because windows were opened on her desktop upon her arrival. However; what really happened was that windows ...
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No internet connection in Guest Machine

I'm using Windows 7 as a host and as a guest, and I can't get the guest to have internet access. At home when I'm connected to my wi-fi network the internet access in the guest works just fine (using ...
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Firefox does not update itself via the help menu

When I click the 'Check for updates' button in the 'About Firefox' window, it simply gives me the 'Updates available at https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/' message below. I don't recall fiddling with ...
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I cannot access VPN via tethering to my Phone

I get the error below whenever I try to connect to VPN via tethering to my Phone. Using the VPN via Wifi works fine. Can you please me know if you have encountered this before or possible resolution ...
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Convert .vhd to .img on windows?

I have a .vhd virtual hard disk. I need to convert it to .img disk image. How can I do it? I have Windows 7 and VirtualBox at my disposal, can those tools help?
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How to save any file with date-time stamp quickly ?

Many time we open notepad, MS paint, MS word, MS Excel and other application and want to save file quickly with just date time stamp in save as dialog box. Is there any way to save files with date ...
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Software update kb3136000 has not been installed

I'd like to install manually .Net Frame Work 4.6.1 security update that release most recently. When I try to install that update I gave this error: Software update kb3136000 has not been ...
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Install Maven W7

I'm trying to get tho following code to run on W7. I can't get mvn to recognize JAVA_HOME and can't get mvn to appear as a command in the command prompt. I get the following error when I try to run ...
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How to prevent computer from going to sleep [duplicate]

On Win7SP1 I have a long job to run and want to save monitor power. I turn off the monitor. A few moments later the Win7 PC goes to sleep (cutting the job). I don't want that. I want the Win7 PC to ...
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CMD Batch rename. Read new names from text file

I have a directory of product images that I'd like to rename to the products's UPC. I have the file name mapping in a spreadsheet, so I can export it to CSV or tab delimited. Given filenames.txt: ...
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Windows 7: Can't open recycle bin — previous solutions don't work

I've tried the solutions offered in the past. It seems that perhaps the recycle bin does not exist anymore, so I can't find it or open it. Typing recyclebinfolder after CtrL+Esc does not work. ...
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Restricting access to a drive to only my backup software

I am currently using Acronis backup software that writes to a local external drive that is used exclusively for backups. Is there a way that I can set things up so that the only application that can ...
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Install Windows 7 on GPT partition

Today I got really frustrated when tried to upgrade a friend's Lenovo laptop from Win8 to Win10. The upgrade just fails no matter what I try... And I tried a lot of things... Long story short, I ...
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Can't install Office 2010 - Error 1920

When attempting to install MS Office 2010 on a Windows 7 Professional machine, using administrator account, and I get the following error: "Error message when you try to install Office 2010: ...
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Get Windows 7 to boot again

History Originally only Windows 7 was installed on a partition. The first partition was a 100MB recovery partition while the Windows OS and data files was on the second partition. Then I installed ...
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Windows 7 Boot Error 0x0000007B

I fear I've messed up and hope this can be resolved. Here is the video of what happens what I boot my computer. The boot sequence gets to the Windows logo and then crashes with the error shown above ...
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Matlab 2015b laggy with windows 10 update process running (GWX.exe)

For a couple of days Matlab2015b has been much slower than before. I tested 2013b and 2016a and both were significantly faster (my S-Function runs ~10 times faster). Since it was not like this before ...
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The keyboard of my lenovo laptop z570 doesn't work properly?

I've got a problem with the keyboard of my laptop. I press T and shows on display TB, I press N and shows YN...and that applies for some more keys. The thing is that I had this problem until 1 week ...
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how to loopback a subdomain with same ip in windows 7

Ok i'm trying to loopback a subdomain of some webserver. There's 3 subdomains in the website. www, static and play. I pinged the static.website.com and i got this ip 123.123.3 (Example only). So i ...
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Failing hard drive; backup procedure and software [on hold]

I am running on a Windows system that has had a bad hard drive for quite a long while... it has been making grinding noises, which has been audibly getting louder over the past 2 years. Now, the OS ...
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Printing background images in Word 2016

I selected the print images in the Options screen. My document still did not print the background color.
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How to troubleshoot microphone or audio recording not working in Windows 7?

I have the following problem on Windows 7. The built-in microphone of my laptop does not seem to be working. Either that (i.e. the mic hardware is not working), or it may be a software problem, i.e. ...
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How to set up a network in Windows 7 to let others can access an internal Linux server?

I have two machines. Machine 1 (denoted as M1) is Windows 7 and has two network cards. Machine 2 (denoted as M2) is RedHat 6.5. In M1, the first network card is connected into the Internet and the ...
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Win7 Show a window if computer idle

Is there a script, third party app or scheduleable task I could use to ALT&TAB to a specific window if the computer is idle for a pre-defined time?
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Unable to run an exe after reinstalled Windows

There is an exe file which I cannot run from Explorer, which only alerts me: Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item No ...
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How to type “त” (from Hindi) in English alphabet?

I know there is no such syllable as "त" in English, but still is there any way we can write it with English alphabet, using any accent or anything? Like it's done for Spanish or Italian I guess? Also ...
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Is there a built-in audio/video chat program in Windows 7?

I am looking for messenger/chat options within Windows 7. Are there any built-in options?