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Samba share not accessible from Win 7 - tried advice on superuser

I have an old Red Hat Linux box that I use, amongst other things, to run Samba. My Vista and remaining Win XP PC can access the p/w-protected Samba shares. I just set up a new Windows 7 64-bit Pro ...
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How to remove homegroup icon from Windows Explorer?

I'd like to remove "Homegroup" from the left side of my Windows Explorer in Windows 7/8.
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Reasons why new Google Maps is unbearably slow for me?

The new version of Google Maps is unbearably slow for me; both at home and in work. Both machines are Windows 7 64 Bit. My work colleagues have similar specs and never notice any issues. The ...
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How do I remove all proper nouns from the Dragon Naturally Speaking dictionary?

I would like to get rid of all proper nouns, and just add the few that I actually use. The best I have found so far is to display only words containing capitals letters as the screenshot below shows ...
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Msys shell exits immediately when run with command parameter

Running msys shell with a -c parameter makes it exit immediately after the command finishes execution. This is similar behavior to cmd utility where the /c switch has the same behavior, which can be ...
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3 external HDDs not recognized by 2 different computers?

Not sure how to approach this problem. We have 3 external HDDs: 2TB Fantom, 2TB and 4TB G-Drives. Manual backups, no automated/software. We each use 1 and use the 4TB for a duplicate backup of both ...
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New network name created every time I connect a Windows 7 machine to my Nexus One Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

I have my Nexus One configured as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot named AndroidAP JD. Whenever I turn on the wifi capability and connect to it with a Windows 7 machine, it remembers the password and connects ...
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Fix BSOD error 0x7B without reinstallation

I recently upgraded my machine from a z87 platform to an X99 platform (specifically the Asus x99 Deluxe + 5930k), and when I went to transfer my old SSD containing Windows 7 Pro x64 to the new build, ...
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Changing ALL System Fonts in Windows 7

I had a quick question about altering fonts in Windows 7 I was hoping someone could give me a hand with. I have a touch of OCD when it comes to consistency and am having trouble changing the system ...
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Mount and copy data from HDD with McAfee Endpoint Encryption

I have an old laptop on which I used McAfee Endpoint Encryption. I remember the password for it and can boot to Windows 7. However, I no longer recall my Windows logon. All I need to do is copy some ...
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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Thunderbird not checking mail automatically

I'm using Thunderbird 15.0.1 Windows 7 x64. I figured out the issue few updates ego. Once I tried to turn off all add-ons, but its not helps. I have only one POP e-mail account (and it is default), ...
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AMD FM2 - Windows 7 - Slow downloads in IPv4, Fast IPv6 and uploads

I am having problems with one computer on my network. Same result wired or wireless, IPv4 Downloads are super slow. Uploads and IPv6 downloads are fine. Running windows 7 Pro - 64bit. Loaded the ...
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Remotely enable administrative share

Is it possible to enable or disable pc administrative share (ipc$, admin$, c$, d$), remotely? Thanks
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Hamachi network adapter won't install in windows 7

I had Hamachi working normally for some time, then out of the blue it started giving me VPN error (showing that yellow triangle with an exclamation mark) for every single person on my networks and I ...
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Windows 7 Hibernate Problem

I cannot hibernate windows. When I click "hibernate", my laptop(windows) just locks and the screen goes black. I can unlock without any problem. I do not have any problem with other options such as ...
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Windows 7 changes from aero to basic simultaneously on two computers in the same network

So me and my girlfriend have two computers in the same network. Our computers just switched to aero basic at the exact same time, and then returned to normal aero almost same time aswell. Our ...
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svchos.exe using up almost all my available memory? (Services include wuauserv, Winmgmt, and SENS)

I am new to stackoverflow, and I seem to have a problem with my computer using over 90% of the available memory, even when only Chrome is open. Here are the symptoms: When I start my computer, it ...
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How should I install windows with a 2 drive setup?

My PC has 2 drives: a small solid state, and a large hard drive. Obviously I want to install Windows on the solid state, but how can I configure it such that all other installations are defaulted to ...
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How to delete one of two W7 OS' installed?

I recently had problem booting due to system reserved partition tinkering and had to install a second Windows 7 to HDD in order to boot and fix the system reserved partition. The original W7 is on the ...
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Default Keyboard for new users in Windows 7

I just installed Windows 7 and I want all users signing in to the computer to see the Language Bar customized with the following three languages: "English (American)" "French (Standard)" "Chinese ...
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Any way to make Windows 7 a UPnP renderer? [on hold]

I'd think there would be some software / service that could be run in the background or system tray to accept UPnP streams. I know Kodi(XBMC) can do this but I was thinking something a little ...
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How to remove unwanted tunnel adapter connections?

I did "ipconfig" today and found about 10 network interfaces, most of them disconnected. How can I diagnose this? Where can I remove them? Edit: The extra network appear like this: Tunnel ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU isn't recognized by Windows 7 x64 - UPDATED

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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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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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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Windows 7 won't open any program

I'm running windows7 32-bits. Recently I had a problem and I formatted the c: drive and installed windows again. After that I ran into another problem, every time I tried to open a program or folder, ...
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100% processor utilization with multiple executions of CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE and MSOSYNC.EXE

When I install MS Office 365, my processor runs systematically at 100%. When I look at Windows7 task manager, two processes are executed in multiple times : CSISYNCCLIENT.EXE and MSOSYNC.EXE. Would ...
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How to uninstall Google Translate toolbar in Firefox

Suddenly I see Google translate toolbar popping up at any some non-English website. I never had this before and want it removed. But where..? I can't find anything under plugins or extensions, nor ...
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Sending wmplayer to Hidden Icons, in the background

Is there anyway to send windows media player to taskbar menu, in the Hidden Icons part like kmplayer? I want to play musics in the background. the wonderful icon doesn't work for me:
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How to move Sticky Notes from taskbar to tray on Windows 7?

Sticky Notes seems very useful and I want to use it for my day to day tasks. But when I open Sticky Notes, it always sits in the taskbar. If I could move it to the System Tray, then that would be ...
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WiFi hotspot is not working on Windows7 any more

I used to use Intel My Wifi Technology to turn my Window 7 laptop into WiFi hotspot so that my Android phone can connect to my laptop and use the Internet connection to download apps. Somehow it is ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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Windows 7 DSCP and 802.1p QoS Mapping?

When I create a QoS policy in Windows 7 through the Group Policy editor and set a DSCP value, does Windows 7 add the 802.1p QoS field to the Ethernet frame? If so, how does it map the different ...
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Can I install Windows Home Premium over Windows 7 Professional? [duplicate]

Some context: I have been tasked with repairing a PC which is running non-genuine Windows 7 Professional. The PC does come with an OEM license for Windows 7 Home Premium, and I will be offering to ...
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Can't delete system files from System32/drivers. Need permission

How to delete specific files in System32/drivers? I need to remove a software manually.Guide says that I need to remove some .sys files that are related to that software from System32/drivers but I ...
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Upgrade to Windows 8 after downgrade to 7 (through downgrade rights)

I received a Thinkpad from work that has Windows 7 Pro installed on it through the downgrade rights on Windows 8, but I'd actually like to upgrade it back to Windows 8. I assume it has the ...
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Not given option for native monitor resolution

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise edition 64bit. I have the HP LP3065 monitor and (I think) I have the Intel HD Graphics 4600 adapter (at least that's what the driver is). I'm stuck at 1280x800 and ...
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How to fix “Windows not on boot drive”?

This is the message I receive when attempting to FDE (full-disk encrypt): VeraCrypt Volume Creation Wizard WARNING: Windows does not appear to be installed on the drive from which it boots. ...
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USB drive becomes write protected after inserting it

Whenever I insert a USB drive in my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate, it becomes write protected. Then when I use it on my laptop, I can't delete the files on it. I already tried scanning for ...
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Cisco AnyConnect fails after initiating connection

I'm trying to VPN to my work place but Cisco AnyConnect fails after initiating a connection. It pops up an error that says The VPN client failed to establish a connection then it shows another error ...
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Any way to disable or delay Windows 7 Shutdown window

Win 7 and Vista have that window that pops up when programs are blocking shutdown after 5 seconds. It's the one with the Force Shutdown and Cancel buttons. Is there a way to disable this screen? or ...
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How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive?

Environment: Windows 7, but applies to other EFS-compatible Windows versions I have a file that is encrypted using standard Windows EFS encryption. When I copy that file to a USB drive using Total ...
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How to set default browser in Windows 7 via script?

I'm working on a system imaging process during which both Chrome and Firefox are installed silently. I'm trying to find a way to set Firefox as the default browser for both the system default user ...
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Language changes when pressing Shift+Space (Windows 7 Ultimate K)

I have recently bought a Windows 7 Ultimate K, and changed it's language pack and such to English. I have two languages (Korean and English) I use on my computer and whenever I press SHIFT+SPACE it ...
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How to change paragraph direction in windows 7 wordpad for right to left languages?

In Microsoft windows 7 default Wordpad there is no button to switch directions between ltr/rtl paragraphs for right to left languages such as Persian and Arabic. How should I change direction when I ...
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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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Is there a built-in checksum utility on Windows 7?

Is there a built-in checksum/hash utility on Windows 7?
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apache-tomcat-8.0.22; Error occurred in initializing VM java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError : java/lang/Object

I have reinstalled JRE with latest version JRE1.8.0_45 . Whenever I try to run Tomcat :startup.bat this error occurs . Installation of JRE done with Oracle online installer and was perfect. ...
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Stutter while gaming every 3-4 seconds in Windows using MacBook Pro 2012 (MacBook 9.1) using Windows 7

I'm using Windows with Bootcamp on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro (Here is the config). Recently when I play a game, I get frequent (and somewhat constant) stutter every 2-3 seconds, no matter if it's a 2D ...