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Reinstalling windows on a multi-drive system, what to do with the data drive?

I need to wipe my Windows install by performing a clean installation. I have two drives: C: F: I have a lot of stuff on the F: drive. If I'm thinking right, can I just unplug the F: drive from ...
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Creating a signing certificate for Outlook 2010 under Windows 7

I'm trying to create a S/MIME signing certificate for Outlook 2010 under Windows 7. I've gone into Options -> Trust Center (see below) to try and set it up but when I attempt to select the signing ...
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How do I update my routing table to accommodate VPN without using remote gateway?

Windows 7 x64 I have a VPN connection to my work network. It works fine if I have the "Use default gateway on remote network" is checked, but I don't want that. I know I need to update my routing ...
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Alternative to Sandboxie

I've been using Sandboxie for some time now in order to run multiple instances of one program. The program has been updated and no longer runs in Sandboxie. I am looking for an alternative sandboxing ...
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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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Docking tabs in Chrome (windows), Is it gone

There was a feature in Chrome (at least on windows) documented here. For example: If you use Windows and you want to quickly resize your browser window, drag the window or tab to pre-defined ...
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Upgrading windows, finding the proper SATA drivers for the windows

I am trying to reinstall windows and have an error from both a USB bootable .iso and a install CD stating that I need the SATA drivers to continue. I cannot seem to find the proper driver or how I ...
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Configuring Windows Firewall for Titan FTP Server

Scenario I run Windows 7 x64 and Titan FTP Server in both Active and Passive mode to share and synchronize data with my laptop and tablet. Problem I have to disable Windows Firewall or otherwise ...
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Kodak 6150AIO Windows 7 Printing Issue

I have a strange issue with a Kodak printer that is set up on an Small Business 2008 server, and shared out. The printer prints fine from all Windows XP stations, but won't print from the only Windows ...
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I stupidly moved AppData, now I can't put the files back (Win 7)

I was trying to move the AppData folder (or at least Roaming) off of my SSD so I could make a symbolic link, but I couldn't move everything due to some of the files being in use. After a restart, I ...
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what is msctfmonitor task handler?

My desktop, every day shut down in same time. (1:26 pm) I saw running task, in Task Scheduler and found two task. 1- MsCtfMonitor and 2- SystemSoundsService Do this tasks turn off my system?
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How to re-enable green Offline Files icon in Windows 7

I have a few folders on a network share that I have set up to always be available offline. The sync progress works fine, but the litte icon overlay isn't visible on the folders that are availble in ...
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Windows 7 Starter Edition Cannot Click Icons in Taskbar (Acer Laptop)

The taskbar shows up on the bottom of the screen as usual, and the icons for (in this case) Firefox, Excel, and Wordpad show up there, but I can't switch between programs by clicking the icons. ...
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Windows Update Error 80246002 on 2 newly rebuilt computers [on hold]

I have two machines that I've loaded with Windows 7 SP1 32bit (HP DV9000 and DELL XPS One) in the last 2 days. Both of them eventually got to a point trying to update KB2912390 plus 8 other updates ...
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Text size suddenly got bigger on all sites on Google Chrome

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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Why does windows media player stop at random?

I have two PC's here at our shop that I play media on (local not streaming) 24/7 via windows media player. The one is a windows 8 in our break-room that I have a playlist of 394 short avi videos that ...
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Unable to defragment win7 laptop

I have a Windows 7 laptop that I have been unable to defragment for the last several months. When I try to invoke the defragmenter from the command line it says "The dirty bit is set on this volume". ...
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Monitor enters standby mode on windows 7 startup screen - functions normally in safe mode

Recently when I try to boot my desktop PC I see the BIOS post tests then the Windows Is Starting screen and then my monitor shows 'no video input' error message and goes to standby mode. The Monitor ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC that was formatted on a Mac?

I have a SanDisk Cruser drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC (and I don't have access to the Mac. What can I do?
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Force Windows 7 to store thumbnails locally

I want Windows 7 to store thumbnails cache files in the same folder as the files (thumbs.db) instead of using the centralized location for all thumbnails (By default ...
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What I have to do to convert pst to eml? [on hold]

My pst file is corrupted. I’ve got no backup and I can’t recover it with scan pst. My friend said that I should convert my pst to eml. But he and I don’t know how to do that. So I need your help. ...
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How do I register an event log so that psloglist can access it?

This post is about the new sysmon tool from Sysinternals/Microsoft and the event log as relates to psloglist.exe, also from Sysinternals/Microsoft I'd like to query the sysmon windows event log: ...
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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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Laptop CPU Upgrade BSOD's safe mode

I recently upgraded my HP ProBook 4530s CPU from an i3 2350M to an i7 2670QM and I had an original problem that my computer would freeze on startup when trying to load windows 7 professional 64bit. ...
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Trouble connecting my WN1000 RP WIFI Boster [on hold]

I have a NetGear WN1000RP wireless Extender and I am having trouble getting to its initial configuration page.
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NVidia GeForce GTS250 driver issue

Recently at a lan party, I used a GeForce GTx560 for which I installed Nvidia's 340.52 driver which worked perfectly fine. At the time I was still using a 32-bit version of Windows. I have since been ...
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Win7 keyboard acts funny as if windows key is pressed all the time

Sometimes, but too often, my keyboard acts funny, as if the Windows key is also pressed. For example: when I type e in a text editor, no e appears but instead a new File Explorer window is opened, as ...
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Recover directories just deleted in Nautilus

In Nautilus, I accidentally delete several directories on a partition (unfortunately, I deleted them in a way such that they don't remain in Trash). I haven't write any new data to that partition yet. ...
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Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition - Can't install Windows 7

I received two computers, and they are both having identical problems. I am booting from USB and I see the hard drive, but I get this message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or ...
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MacBook Pro Keyboard - How to Swap / Remap Keys?

I know this may be asked before in a different manner, but I still haven't really seen a solid answer. I'm hoping that providing these 2 specific needs will make it more clear. I specifically want 2 ...
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Does the “Windows Live” email reader on windows 7 work with Outlook.com

My mother in law uses the “Windows Live” email reader on her windows 7 laptop, but as she is changing ISPs we need to setup a new email account for her. Rather than setting the account up with her ...
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Why PPPoE Connection fails with error 691 - ADSL2+ Modem

On Windows 7, an ADSL2+ modem is used to connect to my ISP using a PPPoE connection. 1-Username and password are correct. 2-The modem is configured to accept bridge connection with my ISP VPI VCI ...
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Enable Integration Features does not seem to work

I double clicked on the an existing .vmc of Windows 7 and it brought up the Windows Virtual PC that comes with the Windows 7 ultimate edition. It runs fine, however, I can't seem to enable ...
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Delete Remove 0 byte file Windows 7 64 bit

I have a file whose size is 0 bytes, there is no file extension, just says FILE. When I try to remove it an error message appears, saying "Could not find this item". Used CMD.exe, still would not ...
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Setting up swan DVR mobile

I need help setting up my swan DVR, specifically connecting it to my router. The main issue is in the network setup, it asks for a media port (default 09000) and a web port (default 00080). I'm not ...
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Why is the output of this zip file automatically encrypted?

I just downloaded a zip file and extracted it using Windows 7's built-in zip extraction (right-click on zip file --> "Extract All..."). Somehow it resulted in folders that are automatically encrypted ...
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What would cause nVidia to produce this error when I run minecraft with HD textures?

I am hoping there is someone who has any idea what this error is all about. I am trying to use a 128x texture pack. Specifically SphaxPureBDcraft 128x. I can use the base 128x resource pack with no ...
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System malfunctioning in Windows-7

When I clicking on any folder in desktop of my laptop(Dell-Windows-7), it always points to the first folder(which is MyComputer) and opens it. Why? I scanned system fully, No virus detected. Due to ...
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Is there a way to find out my Windows 7-version without booting?

I have Windows 7 installed on another partition of my computer. Is there a way I can look up which version of Windows (Home, Professional) I have without booting into Windows? I can access all ...
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Is it possible to do safe USB autorun with Task Scheduler on Windows 7?

I found out that Windows 7 doesn't allow autorun on USB drives. Is it possible to circumvent this (in a safe way) by setting up a task with Task Scheduler, which fires when the USB drive is ...
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Network credentials

Access is granted to the other user "Bob" in AD. The share "Sleighs" is accessible through Bob's group membership. When I log on to my computer with Bob's credentials, I can map Sleighs to a network ...
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Can I change the window lock screen “reset password” application?

If you use Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) Self Service Password Reset, there is a reset password link on your windows 7 lock screen that opens the FIM password reset application: Is it possible ...
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Why Beaglebone is not recognized by Windows 7?

I'd like to use a Beaglebone (white, rev A6) with Windows 7. I have downloaded the 64 bit driver from Beaglebone website. I also have the latest FTDI driver. For some reason Windows 7 still not ...
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How do translated folders work ? How to create one?

I was wondering about one new feature in windows, which is the folder name translation. For instance, as i'm french the folder C:\Program Files will appear as C:\Programmes for me So my question : ...
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Windows 7 Primary Folder Icon File?

In Windows XP and earlier, when changing a folder's icon, you can select system32\shell32.dll for a wide selection of built-in windows icons that include most folder types. In Windows 7, you can ...
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Windows 7 Firewall blocks incoming connection even though there is an “allow” rule

I'm running a (.net WCF) HTTP Service on 0.0.0.0:60001 and a remote client - on the same network - can't connect. Looking at the windows event log, i can see two related events: Event ID 5152, The ...
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need toview 2 computers on one monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to connect two computers to one monitor I am using window easy transfer to move files from a Vista computer to a new windows7 computer and only have one monitor. Is ...
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Create a Symbolic link to the merged contents of 3 folders

I have 3 folders with large amount of data in each which has to be maintained seperately. Can I create a sym link or shortcut.in windows which should show me the merged contents of the 3 folders. I am ...
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Windows jump to different monitor when I type a number

My windows are suddenly jumping to different monitors when I type numbers. I'm not exactly sure what I did to cause this problem. I have a 6 monitor configuration, and when I went into the Screen ...
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cmd.exe does not show up when it is from AIR(AS3) invoked

When I use AIR to invoke cmd.exe, it doesn't show up, but it appears in Task-Manager. When I pass parameter to cmd.exe, it doesn't react. The code has no problem when invoking notepad.exe or ...