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Is it possible to repair the boot sector on an external hard drive?

Is it possible to repair the boot sector of an external hard drive without a Windows installation disk, without any CD-burning capabilities, and without a USB key drive? In other words, I have an ...
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How to permently assign (reserve) drive letter to SATA Hard Disks which will be mostly turned off (offline)

I have following setup: C: System, programs and most frequently used data D: Optical Drive E: Virtual Drive four SATA disks which I turn off using HDD switcher. F: SATA Hard Disk - Data disk - ...
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Problems with some keys using Apple wireless keyboard on a PC running Windows 7

I am using Apple Wireless Swedish keybord connected to a Lenovo Thinkpad T550 and Windows 7 I love the keyboard but I have problems with some keys The "< >" key and "§" key are swapped so when I ...
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On startup - remove disks or other media

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop. I was attempting to resize some partitions in the disk manager. I made some changes (extended my C:\ into some unalocated space) then restarted. It now ...
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Quickly switch Windows 7 volume normalization on/off?

Is there some way to quickly toggle the state of volume normalization in Windows 7? When it's off watching movies late is tricky, and when it's on it messes with music in a bad way. It's a great ...
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netsh wlan add profile not importing encrypted passphrase

I exported a wireless network connection profile from a Windows 7 machine correctly connected to a WiFi network with a WPA-TKIP passphrase. The exported xml file shows the correct settings and a ...
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Copy lots of files ignoring errors

I am trying to copy files from a corrupted hard drive. Not all of them will copy - some have CRC errors and will stall. I would like to skip those files and continue with the rest of the copy - but ...
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0xc000007b error when launching Rising Thunder game

I have a few games that absolutely will not run due to the 0xc000007b error message. I'm currently running Windows 10 (64), but it was giving me the same issue before I upgraded too. Rising Thunder is ...
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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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Windows 7 freezing with Kingston SSD

After replacing my C: drive(OCZ agility3 120gb SSD) with a Kingston HyperX Fury 240gb SSD, I am experiencing constant freezing issues every few minutes. My system is a Dell XPS 730 with nvidia nForce ...
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Can't install iTunes because Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

I am having a problem installing iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop. When I tried to run the application I got this message: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if ...
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In Notepad++, how do I remove characters before the fifth | character?

In Notepad++, I want to remove everything up to (before) and including the fifth | character in a line, and keep everything after the fifth | character. So, the original line would look like: note,:...
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Is it possible to repair Win7 disk which is now seen as uninitialized by Windows?

After hibernation, which always worked without incident, the computer would not reboot. Instead it would flash the screen, go black, and repeat. When attached to another computer, the disk was seen as ...
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My SearchIndexer.exe crashes everyday

Everyday, my Reliability Monitor on Windows 7 x64 reports at least one SearchIndexer.exe crash. Here is the log. Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\System32\SearchIndexer.exe ...
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Why do I get error “1337 The security ID structure is invalid” when using SubInAcl?

I have a standard Windows 7 account called popuser to which I'd like to grant start and stop permissions for the OpenVPNService. I've used the following command successfully on other machines, but ...
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On Win7 do I need WinDefender's scan when I have NOD32?

I have NOD32 Antivirus which provides realtime virus protection and also, I think, does scheduled full-system checks now and then. But the stock 'flag' icon (I don't know what it's called) in my ...
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Buy old Windows version now and still get the upgrade for free?

We have a little office for our local sports club here. In this office we have 3 PC which are all running on Ubuntu. Because all of the PC-users in this office are not that well educated in using ...
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Should I upgrade to Win10? [on hold]

everybody - Should I upgrade my system to win10? WIN7 ULTIMATE SERVICE PACK 1 64 Bit Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30Ghz RAM 4GB Intel(R) HD Graphics Family I haven't get any notfication to ...
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can't run windows update, error 0x8024800c

I've just installed windows 7 home premium 64bit on my Asus K55vd laptop. The error 0x8024800c. I can't seem to perform any of the windows updates. I'm able to connect to the Internet without issues. ...
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How to connect Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 using Intel WiDi to Windows 7 laptop

I bought Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 for 2nd external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 17R. I have newest graphic drivers installed (manual way, Windows 7 blocks original Intel's drivers, so I had to update ...
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I can't set XZP File Viewer as deflaut for .xzp

I am trying to set my XZP File Viewer as the default program for all .xzp files. However any time I attempt to set it as default, it refuses to actually choose the program. Here are some pictures to ...
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How to make TaskScheduler fail when the task returns result different from 0

I have a backup task that fails with a non zero result, yet Task Scheduler says that it executed the task correctly. Is there any way to tell Task Scheduler that the task failed?
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CbsPersist, other files created and massive

I've never seen anything like this. I had a drive go bad, and ever since I replaced it, it seems that there are all kinds of permissions errors, to the point where I can't download anything or ...
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Win7 Power Button text is changing

Really need a superuser's help. Have a Win7 Home 64 system with all MS updates as of this writing. The Power Button action has been set to "Restart". Some time after reboot, the button text changes ...
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Is it possible to save free windows 10 upgrade to harddisc, and upgrade in the fufure?

I've got windows 7 on my laptop, and I can do the free upgrade to windows 10. All system requirements are OK. I don't really want to do the upgrade, because I like my current Windows 7. But I know in ...
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What Java package from Oracle is this Microsoft link supposed to download? (from Visual Studio 2015 Community update 3 offline install)

Know what am I supposed to download that the following Microsoft link was supposed to give me? (ie link below gives error for me) http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=616976 I need to download ...
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Windows is not genuine slmgr -rearm error

I am working on building a custom image of widows 7 in audit mode. I run into an error with my unatttend.xml file when i reboot the computer out of audit mode and i get an error that windows could not ...
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Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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Win7: messed up system - set too long path variable

I just messed up my Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I tried to install CMake - and during installation i got an error saying something like it can't set the path variable, because it is too long (I can'...
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How to change my system path when it is already too long?

In windows 7, my system path is too long. I want to edit it so I can remove some unneeded paths. However when I click advanced system settings ... [Window Title] %windir%\system32\...
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Can I force https requests to use http

I have a situation where my employer uses a cert to spy on everyone's https traffic. They set it up poorly with a self signed certificate so unless the application allows me to ignore the cert I just ...
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Windows 10 Re-Partitioning Issue

Win7 ---> Win10 Partition Problems: My situation is as follows, I previously had Windows 7 installed and when installing Windows 10 I shrunk the Windows 7 partition and installed Windows 10 to the ...
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Realtek audio AC 97 5.1 on Windows 7: Terrible subwoofer quality

I have a media center PC with on-board Realtek AC97 Audio. I have been using Windows XP for a couple of years with great audio quality. I just upgraded this PC with Windows 7 and installed the latest ...
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Black screen upon updating to Win 10 on MBP 2011 Bootcamp

Recently I agreed to update to Win 10 from Win 7 before the free update expired. My machine is a MBP 2011 running bootcamp. The update worked fine until a series of updates started running overnight. ...
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When attaching doc in Windows 7, list not in alpha order

Ok, I know I'm a dinosaur still using Windows 7 (hey, it's an old computer at work). Finally figured out how to order document folders in alpha order - BUT, when I go to attach something in an email, ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Password

Is it possible to enable password only for Remote Desktop Connection? I need password since I am connecting from out of network. I don't want password prompt when I am restarting the computer.
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Android Studio Vitual Device on a Windows 7 VM not compatible

I have a VirtualBox VM on my computer, the VM is running Windows 7 64bit. I installed Android Studio on that VM. I only have the basic Hello World application. When I try to run AVD I get this message:...
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Built-in webcam on Asus laptop missing under imaging devices in Windows 7

My built-in webcam for U43JC Asus laptop (Windows 7 32 bit) did not work, saying The camera is being used by another program. I searched on the net to solve the problem and the solution that ...
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how to change a bluetooth device properties

How do you change a bluetooth device properties? I have a bluetooth HDMX speaker and it's working - connecting to win7 - but under win7 bluetooth devices it is showing up as a headset instead of a ...
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Unable to install OS on ProBook 430 G3 driver required

I'm getting a message 'Load Driver' 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.' I've read that it's due to ...
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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 ...
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Windows 7: How to boot up in normal mode after improper shut down?

I work in two different locations and whenever there is a power outage at one of the locations, Windows 7 detects that the system was improperly shutdown. Once the power is up, the PC powers on and ...
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“Apple Program Errors: The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0150004). Click OK to close the application.”

I did refer to this: "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0150004). Click OK to close the application.". I looked up my runtime ribraries and found out I had two 2005, two 2008,...
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Apple wired keyboard doesn't work being plugged in usb 3.0 port

My Apple wired keyboard doesn't work if it is plugged into an USB 3.0 port on my Samsung laptop. As far as I understand the problem is in USB 2.0 hub built-in Apple keyboard, and it's not work well ...
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How to setup Windows to not put my external drive to sleep?

Every time I use some external device (pen-drive or external hdd) on my desktop, after some idle time my Windows 7 put it into sleep state, turning it off. Sometimes it sleeps and dont come back. ...
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Chrome can't connect to Internet after installing Canary

Chrome 52 came our with messed up font rendering (I'm on Windows 7 64). Someone recommended to install Chrome Canary to check if the font issue is still there. After installing Canary, it couldn't ...
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How to type curly braces on an Apple keyboard with BootCamp, running Windows 7? [duplicate]

How do I type a curly brace, the "{"? I run Windows 7 on BootCamp with an Apple keyboard. Alt+Shift+8 or Alt+Shift+9does not appear to work.
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How to switch desktop tower computer and latop virtually? (not using one monitor)

I've been googling a lot on this, but I find moslty "how to switch computers using multiple monitors or with keyboard&mouse with / without KVM switch". But what I would like to know is how to ...
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Keymapping help needed with Apple keyboard on Windows 7 e.g. \ (backslash), at (@), pipe |

I would like some definitive advice with precise steps as to how to get the correct characters (i.e. those shown on the keys themselves) to show when I type with them. Specifically I need keys with ...
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Alternative to Windows Explorer for long path names

Update: I found that not only Windows Explorer but also other software suffers from too long path names. For example, in Firefox, when I save a webpage into a directory, I still cannot do it if its ...