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Can't see PNG previews in Windows 7?

I´m using Windows 7 x64. I can see the .jpg, .gif, etc. preview thumbnails but if .PNG, I only see the generic image, and not the image preview like in the other formats. What can I do to fix this?
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How to get back sleep option in Windows 7?

I had given my laptop for a video driver software installation but after getting it back, I noticed that my sleep and hibernation options are faded in the start menu and if I close my laptop's lid, ...
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Windows 7 Professional Taskbar Grouping Disappears (Not using Aero Theme)

I like using the grouping function with Windows 7, yes our company is still on Windows 7. However, when using Outlook 2007, ("yes 2007") and excel 2007 when I have multiple emails or excel files open ...
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Can't uninstall Visual Studio 2013 RC

I'm trying to uninstall Visual Studio 2013 RC on Windows 7 using Programs and Features, but it just gets as far as the splash screen before crashing. The specific error is "Setup has detected an issue ...
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One key of the keyboard not working

I know the title seems like a trivial work, but it got bothering me for two days now. I got a unix machine, on which I have a windows 7 VM. One of the key of the keyboard stopped working two days ago ...
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My laptop is acting up without showing any cause

My laptop is now so old that it seems to be in trouble more often than not. The other day I was doing usual things what I always do on my laptop and literally suddenly it started lagging and freezing, ...
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Slow Write speeds to Isilon File Server

I have a 6 node 120tb Isilon File Server Round robin is setup up and connects the users evenly to each node. Eg 60 users want to connect/map the network drive. 192.x.x.1 (Node 1 - 30 users) ...
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WD My Book on Windows 7 disappears after a certain amount of time

Recently (<2 weeks) bought a WD My Book 2TB USB3 external HDD. After a seemingly random amount of time, when not in use, the drive will disappear. I have checked under computer management -> disk ...
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Windows 7 setup doesn't see hard drive

I have a blank hard drive which I am trying to install Windows 7 on. The BIOS can see the drive is connected but when I go through the Windows setup it doesn't detect the drive. If I load my other ...
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WD20EARS 2TB Compatibility Issues

I have a system that runs the Asus P5Q Pro mother board and I recently added the 2TB WD Green HDD (WD20EARS). I formatted it NTFS with MBR. The system has been running for a week now without any ...
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Can't delete directory under Windows 7

I want to delete a directory under Windows 7 from Explorer, but every time I do so I get an error window with the message "Could not find this item" and "This is no longer located in ...". The file ...
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Bootable Clone Hard Disk Drive Utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? My computer's 1TB hard drive failed not too long ago and I got a replacement from Western ...
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WesternDigital SmartWare - still problematic?

I've seen a lot of bad press on WD SmartWare (I think it comes on most WD backup devices now, such as their MyBook product line), mostly related to how it's impossible to remove properly or replace. ...
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WD SmartWare Drive Unlock, Western Digital?

I bought a 1TB Western Digital (USB3) some days ago. I was using it without any problems, but now whenever I attach it to my laptop USB, the following window up and I can't use it at all. The Drive ...
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Mouse Not Working in Remote Desktop Connection

I am connecting from a work computer running Windows 7 Enterprise to my home computer running Windows 8.1 Pro. I am able to connect and the keyboard works just fine, but the mouse is not visible or ...
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How to see whether my HDD is “advanced format”-capable and if yes, what to modify?

I have a WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2-type hard disk drive: Western Digital Caviar Black, 500 GB SATA-2 with 32MiB cache. I have came across this Advanced Format, and I am not entirely sure whether my hard ...
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GUID Folders at Program Files

I have recently got new folders at C:\Program Files and C:\Programs Files (x86). These folders have GUID names like {E73D79C0-B8F4-4E8E-85F0-A220E50F1BFA} The content of the folders is always of ...
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How to fix Western Digital My Book 500GB - fail to install drivers, is not accessible

The WD-My Book 500GB is recognized as a local disc in my system(Windows 7), but it's drivers fail to install successfully when connected via USB cable with computer. Then when I try to open ...
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External Hard drive not accessible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover harddrive data I've got a WD 500GB external hard drive. I've been using it for over a year now but suddenly ran into this problem where neither Windows 7, nor ...
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Windows 7 Can't see harddrive, but Device Manager does…?

I just upgraded to Windows 7. I have an old western Digital Hard drive that is 120GB's of Data. I have everything that my life holds digitally dear on it. I can't find the Driver for it on Western ...
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Control panel windows open in an nonexistent screen in Windows 7

I have Windows 7 and I am using only one monitor. When I try to open any configuration window from Control Panel, the window opens into an nonexistent monitor, they "fly" to the right of the monitor ...
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3TB WD30EZRX is only recognized as an 1.8TB Disk - GPT formatted, UEFI-System - what can I do?

Searched through the net for about 3h now, tested anything that seemed promising - but still no 3TB! And I don't mean no 3TB partition - the drive is actually detected as 1.8TB by various programs! ...
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Empty .zip file at end of Windows Backup & Restore backup

I have a Windows 7 or Vista computer that was backed up onto an external drive (WD Passport) using Windows Backup & Restore every week for almost a year. Now I am viewing these files on a Windows ...
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Is there a way to read the files off of a hard drive that was previously in a Western Digital MyBook External HDD Enclosure?

My external hdd unfortunately took a tumble the other day and it landed square on the usb connector, breaking the socket off so it was inside the enclosure just rattling around, leaving me unable to ...
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Hard-Drive Health Analysis - Western Digital Hard Drive (7200RPM, 320GB)

What is the best tool for determining the health of an internal hard drive? I have a Western Digital 320GB at 7200 RPM. The OS currently installed on it (a fresh install) is Windows 7 Professional ...
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How do I (properly) access another users' recycling bin without logging in as him?

I am using Windows 7 daily as a limited user with UAC enabled. I log in as $USER and have have a dummy user called $ADMIN with Administrative access I use for elevation purposes. Unfortunately, some ...
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Western Digital WD7500BPKT not recognized as a WD drive

I am in the process of upgrading my hard drive that is currently in my Toshiba Satellite Pro. I have a WD 750 GB Black that I have hooked up SATA to USB and initialized, formatted and activated. It is ...
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1 TB WD Black WD1001FALS suddenly extremely slow

I have and internal hard drive disk, 1TB Western Digital WD Black WD1001FALS, that suddenly got really slow. It just happened as I was using my computer normally for daily tasks, with no sign of ...
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Opening Time-Machine OSX backup files on Windows 7?

Have Time Machine backups on a Western Digital External HD. The Time Machine backups were done on my now dead Mac G4 running OSX Leopard. I am waiting on a new iMac but in the meantime I need to ...
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PC does not get ip address from router using wired connection

I have an ASUS WL-520GU wireless router with four LAN ports. When my laptop is running Windows 7, and I make a wired connection from the laptop to the router, the laptop does not get an IP address. ...
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P2V using Acronis True Image Home 10 and Windows 7

I have a full system image using Acronis True Image Home 10 and want to run it as a virtual machine on Windows 7 Professional. I have created a virtual machine but Windows Virtual PC doesn't allow ...
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Windows 7 doesn't see my 2TB partition created in Windows XP

I connected a new HDD to my PC, to be used as media storage. Device: WD Green 3TB Drive (WD30EZRX). OS: Windows XP x32. I used "Acronis True Image WD Edition". It created 2TB partition with MBR, ...
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Moving system reserved to C:

I have a bit of trouble here trying to move system reserved (F) to (C), so that my OS can operate independently without the need of the other partition. Tried using BCDboot/easybcd, but if I remove ...
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shared folder is not accessible in windows 7 operating system

I am trying to map a shared folder through a different computer which is being shared with our team. All members are able to access the shared folder but only one user is facing the issue. As in ...
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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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New monitor connected to HDMI adaptor doesn't show output after booting

Hello out there in the multiple monitors’ world. I am a very old newbie in your world and need help. I just purchased a new Asus VH236H monitor and hooked it up the HDMI port of an ATI Radeon HD4300 ...
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*bcdboot* error code [c000003a]

An attempt to restore Windows 7 EFI boot record with bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s f: failed with BFSVC: Failed to create a new system store. Status = [c000003a] Does anyone have a clue what this ...
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IPv6 feature in Network Adaptor is Slowing Internet

The past few days, my internet browsing has become very poor. It's not a matter of speed, as a speed test will give at least 15Mbps. It seems as if my laptop has a hard time actually connecting to the ...
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Uninstall Bluestacks Old Version

How can I uninstall BlueStacks older version I guess 0.7.11.885 something . I installed it using BlueStacks_HD_AppPlayerPro_setup_REL I cannot even upgrade to newer version until I uninstall it. ...
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How do I save and use Synergy Configuration file?

When I try to save and use my configuration, I get this error message when Synergy starts. NOTE: config file: C:/Program Files/Synergy/synergy.sgc NOTE: log level: NOTE synergys.exe: unrecognized ...
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Windows 7 Dial-in Server Setup

I need to setup a Windows 7 Home Premium computer to act as a dial-in server, so that I can access a device connected to its ethernet port. I have a USR5637 external modem connected to it, and the ...
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Printer issue in windows 7

My Printer Spooler stops working automatically. I have restarted Printer spooler many times, but it just stops automatically. Due to that I cannot properly use my printer. Please help me.
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Why is desktop.ini “Ready to Be Written to the Disc” of any CD or DVD inserted under Windows 7?

I have a netbook with an external CD/DVD burner running Windows 7 Starter. Whenever I put any CD or DVD (doesn't have to be blank) in the drive and navigate to its path in Windows Explorer, it ...
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How to control master volume in Windows 7?

Some keyboards have volume controls on them that can be pressed anytime to control the master volume. My keyboard does not have that. Is there a way that I can create a key macro that will work like ...
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Rename one filename by appending another filename in subfolders in windows

I need to rename bunch of pdf files by appending one file name to the other in sub folders. Parent folder has lot of subfolders and each subfolder contains two pdf files. eg., a subfolder contains ...
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Cannot run ATI R390 and i7 2600k HD3000 GPU together

I have both GPUs. But I have to disable the Intel HD Graphics 3000 because I'll only get a black screen when booting. My monitor is connected to the R390 HDMI. However, I need both GPU's enabled, ...
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Windows: How to add batch-script action to Right Click menu

I have a few programs that creates temp files or backup files or similar files that are not important. For example, GVim for Windows by default creates a backup file in filename.txt~. I sometimes ...
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Strange graphics artifacts (like diagnostics circle) in games and Viber

I have strange graphics artifacts in Viber and 3D applications (like some games). This is stange circle maybe some kind of diagnostics one but I don't know what is it. Maybe you know how to solve ...
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Eclipse using huge amount of System Memory

I have a sophisticated workspace set up with many eclipse projects in my workspace directory. In total the size of workspace directory is just over a gig, with the .svn directory from subversion a ...
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Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL in envoirement variable

Here is my path variable C:\Users\hzhao\.dnx\runtimes\dnx-clr-win-x86.1.0.0-rc1-update2\bin; C:\Users\hzhao\.dnx\bin; C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live; C:\Program Files ...