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Is there a way to disable Connectify Lite update monit?

As in the title, is there a way to disable either the update checks or that annoying monit I have to close every time I launch Connectify?
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No AMD graphics driver installed or not functioning properly

Trying to get my AMD Radeon R5 240 card working this morning but couldn't. I installed the necessary (and latest) drives via AMD Auto Detect Utility from their official website. Now whenever I try to ...
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Windows Firewall will not start up

The only backstory I have is that, prior to me noticing that firewall had stopped working, I moved a ton of things (namely Program Files & x86 and ProgramData) from my C drive to my D drive. I ...
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Bittorent and utorrent closes every time I switch it on

This problem has been occurring since the past few months,every time I try opening Bittorrent, it just opens for a few seconds and shuts off, I just have four downloads going on, they aren't active ...
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u torrent client crashes everytime a new torrent is added

I have been experiencing this problem for last few days on my windows 7. Whenever i try to add a new torrent for download on my u torrent client it reports an application crash and exits creating a ...
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How to restart audio without rebooting (USB soundcard) - the nasty case

I have a very similar problem to this: Is there a way to restart audio without restarting windows 7 computer? I've got a USB external sound card (Line6 UX1, the older one), the OS is Windows 7 x64. ...
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Odd line of pixels under my mouse, only appears on one screen?

I do not have much back story or explanation for this. I have about a 20px wide line of pixels under my mouse, and it only appears on one of my monitors. Any idea what is causing this?
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Screen showing: “Bad links in lost chain at cluster…”

I was working on my computer when it froze. After about a half hour, I decided to restart my computer by holding down the power button. When I turned it back on, it decided to fix bad links. For the ...
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My computer crashes when I start a steam game

When I start a game, for example CS: GO, my computer crashes. First the screen goes black screen, then it crashes and starts again by it self. I think its something to do with DirectX, because when I ...
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Can't dual-boot Windows 7/Linux Mint (UEFI)

Reposted from Stack Overflow, because apparently that's the wrong place for this. This post is going to be kind of long because I've done a lot of testing. Until proven otherwise, I'm going to assume ...
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Adobe Reader - What is the shortcut to rotate clockwise?

Win 7 64 bit Adobe Reader XI with shortcuts enabled (see Options Menu - General) German keyboard! (and of course a localized OS and so forth) Official shortcut list by Adobe: ...
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How can I disable Windows 7 MSI logging?

I ran CCleaner just now and found that it wanted to free 14 GB from my Windows temp files. I took a look and they are being stored at C:\Windows\Temp, and they are some sort of MSI log file. Google ...
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Windows 7 Setup HDMI output

I need to install Windows 7 on a device that has no native display only HDMI output (A laptop with display gone bad). But when I boot into the Windows 7 setup it does not show up on the HDMI device. ...
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Windows 7 in Boot Camp can't read other FAT32 partitions

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, I have OSX 10.6.8 installed, Windows 7 (through Boot Camp), and 2 FAT32 partitions. The extra two partitions are not visible to Windows 7, but they are visible on the OSX ...
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Bluescreen Stop 0x00000027 RDR_FILE_SYSTEM after cloning system on new HDD

A couple of months ago I got a new 500GB HDD for my no-name-brand Laptop PC and I cloned the complete Win 7 Pro 32bit system with clonezilla from the old 70GB drive to the new one. At first everything ...
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Cannot disable touchpad and cannot use headphones in Windows 7

Until recently I used only Windows 7 on my computer and now I am using Ubuntu in a Dual mode with Win7. Ever since I set up Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer, I have noticed the following problems in ...
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Folder Permissions Not Working

I have been unable to successfully get the folder permissions to work properly in Windows 7. I am the administrator, and I have 4 accounts on my computer. I am trying to deny one of the accounts ...
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WIndows 7 Installation shows Error Bootmgr not found. Press alt+ctrl+del to restart

I have a Lenovo laptop, when I turn it on, it gives me a black screen with a message saying "BOOTMGR is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart". And I did it for many times but it did not solve the ...
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xargs misinterprets backslashes on windows

I am using gnuwin32 utilities on windows 7. I want to pipe a file list to xargs to remove the files. but if i pipe normal windows paths in then xargs interprets and removes the backslashes dir /B ...
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Windows 7 - easiest way to tell whether AERO / DWM is enabled?

From this article I have learnt, that DWM is enabled only with AERO: Let’s recall: without Aero turned on, the DWM is deactivated, so there’s also no more 2D acceleration, either (this applies ...
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Windows 7, any way to sort folders and files all mixed together?

Is there a way to sort folders and files by their name all mixed together in Windows 7? It would be easier to understand if you look at this page. I want my folders and files arranged like the ...
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Standard USB Mouse on Windows 7

I'm wondering if a simple Microsoft-type, 3 button (mouse-wheel included) mouse can be detected when plugged and unplugged from the host machine (I'm thinking from the device manager)? The mouse ...
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Which files and folders are compressed when using compact.exe /CompactOS

I am thinking of using NTFS compression (LZNT1) on my SSD using Windows 7, but I was a little unsure as to which folders would be a good candidate. I was aware that Windows 10 has introduced new ...
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Computer just shows “welcome” when turning on [on hold]

My computer is old, manufactured in 2002 by Samsung. When I turn on the computer, Korean text appears. I can't understand it. Then, when I press F1, I'm stuck seeing "Welcome" screen from ...
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Cannot take screen shots of my Android phone from windows 7

I'm trying to connect my HTC Magic to take screenshots on Windows 7 but's it's not getting detected by DDMS application. Windows 7 seems to list the Android Phone among the "devices and printers", I ...
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Scan And Fix a RAW drive

Basically I got the same problem as described in this thread. When I plug my HTC Hero Android Phone with USB into my Windows 7 computer I get a "Do you want to Scan and Fix" message. However, if I ...
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Format SSDs through MSI Motherboard MS-7751

I ran into a couple of problems and ended up at a point where I cannot boot into Linux nor Windows. I was wondering if there was a way to wipe my drives using MSI's shell and whatnot.
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How to allocate the all my Ram memory usage to my system?

My laptop has 8 GiB RAM, but in system properties it is showing 2.45 GB usable. I am using windows 7 32 bits. How I allocate all my memory to the system.some applications are not working ...
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Do I need the Windows XP CD to upgrade to Windows 7

I'm running XP Pro on my Toshiba laptop that I'm going to upgrade to Win 7 very soon. The laptop came with Vista pre-installed but had a downgrade option to XP Pro which I exercised. There was no ...
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new PC is blue screening when installing Windows 7

I've built quite a few PC's so not entirely inexperienced, but got problem here! Just built a new PC from new parts which is blue screening on installing Windows 7, after about 5 times I managed to ...
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Install windows 7 from internal HDD

I have 2 partitions on my hdd With WORKING windows XP. Empty, simple data storage. Moreover I have Win7 iso image. Is there any option to install windows 7 from internal hdd, just by copying ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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Windows 7 - Find all files that are alone in a folder

I need to find a way to select all files that are alone in their folders, so I can cut and paste them someplace else. All respective folders are inside one main root folder. Is there a command prompt, ...
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How can I fix my internet connection when “ my computer appears to be correctly configured”

I am new to this website, I don't know if my question is an off topic question, or even if this is the suitable place to ask. Please tell me if I am in the wrong place. Since some days I ma facing ...
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How Do I stop VLC from automatically playing a previous vid, when another has ended? - not a playlist

I'm running Win 7 64bit. I'm using VLC 2.2.1 If I finish watching a vid in VLC, it will automatically play the last vid I played. These are not vids that I've put in any kind of playlist. I could ...
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“Create new text document” option missing from context menu

I noticed today that there is no longer a "Create new text document" option in my Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate) context menu when I right click. No idea how or when it disappeared, point is it's gone. ...
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I have to reset my wireless adapter after losing connection to wireless network

When I'm connected to a wireless network from my Acer Inspiron E1-571 and lose connection to it, either due to a power outage or going out of range, I cannot reconnect to the network unless I turn off ...
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Wireless Network suddenly cant connect after Windows update

UPDATE: As my patience started to end, the laptop started to display symptoms of other malfunctions, so I ended up returning it to Asus and actually had the price of the laptop back in store credit. I ...
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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How can I limit/disable TurboCache on a EX58-UD3R?

I have 16GB of RAM installed in my computer. It is DDR3 at 1333MHZ. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R MAX RAM 16GB. In Windows 7 Professional 64-bit I can only see 12GB; the remaining RAM is ...
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big and non-coherent non paged pool despite settings

Since I upped my memory on my computer, the non-paged pool became really big (went up from 96MB with 2GB ram to 715MB with 16GB). It is not understandable as the task manager reports less than 1MB ...
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Windows 7 Keyboard Repeat Rate and Delay are Reset on Resume from Standby / Sleep

I always keep my keyboard repeat rate at the maximum and the delay at the minimum for optimal keyboard responsiveness. Under Windows 7 however, I have found that the rate and delay are reset to the ...
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Adobe Flash Player is Installed But It can not be found by other applications

I have installed adobe flash player active X, but none of applications can detect it. for example if an application needs flash player it will show an error that it is not installed, sometimes ago ...
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SFC found errors, DISM named the errors, but how can I fix them on Windows 7?

My computer crashed while running an old game not really meant for Windows 7. After every unexpected shutdown, I run sfc /scannow and this time it came back with errors. A long log, 12000 lines of ...
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External hard drive is not seen in computer but it can be seen in devices computer management [duplicate]

I have 1TB WD My Passport portable hard disk. I was using it with both Windows 7 and Linux. However something is wrong with it. Both OS do not recognize it and I can see my external disk is ...
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Using windows PC as remote server [duplicate]

I have a old windows desktop computer running windows 7 . I want to use it as a remote server for my applications. There are two things I want from it: Power on itself and start windows when power ...
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Multiple instances of conhost.exe

My desktop has two instances of conhost.exe running in the background at all times. Some googling brought up a few articles, like this one, but they don't explain why I have multiple instances of ...
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Disable MsMpSvc from command line

Quite simply I'm looking for a way to disable Microsoft's security essentials service from the command line, you used to be able to run the command (as admin) net stop MsMpSvc but that was somehow ...
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True Crypt Alternative For Encrypting Drives

I have Windows 7 Pro and as such, bitlocker won't work for me. I have some sensitive information which I have locked with an AES-256 key in a 7zip folder, but I would like to encrypt my entire drive ...
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Resolving System Restore error - Error 0x800423F3 - The writer experienced a transient error

System restore just stopped working, when I needed it most. (tried diff restore points... same error). Now everytime I run system-restore, it fails with the above error message. I cleared the event ...