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Why isn't this Windows registry command working?

So I'm trying to make a right click context menu option that will copy the path of a file in Windows 7. This is my registry stuff: [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Copy path] ...
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Microsoft Office 15 Applications display errors when attempting to preview in Windows Explorer

In Windows Explorer (WIN 7 Pro SP1, 64-bit), if I click on a file belonging to any of the 3 Office programs that Explorer will preview in the Preview pane, I get an error, and no preview is generated. ...
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How to split pdf file in windows? [duplicate]

I have a pdf file with 120 pages. How can I extract only pages 20-30 and save it as another pdf file? I'm using free version of Foxit Reader. It doesn't have this facility. Any solution?
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Can't install tap driver using tapinstall.exe for OpenVPN when run from a .bat file, but it works when running OpenVPN installer

When I run "..\bin\tapinstall.exe" install "..\driver\OemWin2k.inf" tap0901 To add the tap driver, all I get back is a "failed" message with no details and the tap driver is not ...
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Is it possible to change a computer name via batch file on Windows 7 Enterprise

I"m on a domain and all my stations have a computer name of 1220-"last three digits of the IPv4" I'm running 64x windows 7 enterprise. Is it possible to run a batch file to have all the computers ...
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Add a printer in WIndows 7 produces a hidden printer

On Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I've added a printer that uses an existing driver, and named it 'Canon 2-sided'. After doing so, the Devices and Printers control panel does 'not' show the new printer. ...
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Recover EFS Certificate from dead Motherboard

I created an encrypted file with Windows 7 32-bit on a NAS (mybooklive) and backed the file (not the certificate) up locally to the computer's hard drive. The original Win7 computer had a motherboard ...
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Keep a specific folder from appearing in the Recent list in Windows Explorer

Is there a way to keep a specific folder from appearing in the Recent list in Windows Explorer? I would like to keep the desktop from appearing in this list because when I open a file saved on the ...
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Adobe Premiere Elements 12 hangs on Loading ExporterQuicktimeHost.prm on startup

I'm running Adobe Premiere Elements 12 on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and recently it started hanging on startup showing Loading ExporterQuicktimeHost.prm. This behaviour has started recently (it ...
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Routing process in home LAN

Having super simple home LAN as below and following route table on PC1: 192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.0.11 276 192.168.0.11 255.255.255.255 On-link ...
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Cannot delete two files in Windows 7 — “You need permission to perform this action.”

I did something stupid. I reinstalled Windows on my computer but decided to leave the old installation on the drive instead of reformatting. Now I'm trying to delete the old Windows folder and for the ...
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GPO Denied (Security Filter) not applying

I am having an issue in my company. I have a GPO, and one group in security filter, lets name it group X. In my delegation, I set the permissions to X (Allow Read and Allow Apply Group Policy). The ...
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How do I get VLC to play on the both screens?

I have two monitors on my desk. I want to split a video in half and play each half on each monitor. (I don't want a big stretched out full screen window stretched over both the monitors but rather 2 ...
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I got a message saying my “memory load is 66%.” How do I unload it?

How do I reduce the memory load in my computer? My computer is running very slow and I got a message that says my memory load is 66%. Hell, I'm an old guy, my memory is taxed every day. I can't fix ...
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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xhci driver completely disables all USB Ports

So this is kind of a tricky issue. I already asked in the official MSI Forums and even wrote a Support ticket. The only help I got was to reinstall Windows 7. Which isn't ideal to be honest. The ...
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Keyboard issues - Enter , backspace , arrow keys , symbols etc

Sometimes i get this strange issue on my laptop: My enter/return button stops working. Backspace won't work - it only sends me back a page in the browser. Arrow keys changes the size and ...
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Formatting computer (Windows 10)

I made my pen drive bootable, and tried formatting pc with windows 10, I formatted my System drive and proceed further, but because of some reason it come up with error message, I then tried ...
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Windows 7 won't detect ethernet cable

A month or two ago, I bought an ethernet cable to replace my existing wireless connection on my computer, as I frequently live stream and wireless connection is too unstable to do that. I should also ...
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External Hard Disk not shown

Sony HDD 1 TB is neither shown in ' My Computer ' nor in device manager while connecting to my laptop. But it is accessible while using a second laptop. Steps I tried: Uninstalled any unknown ...
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Strange files on samba4 share drive created by Windows 7 (svchost.exe)

On our samba4 share drive Windows 7 seems to create some strange files. They have the following structure and varies between a few megabytes to over 100 MB: /path-to-share/t4vc /path-to-share/t4vc.1 ...
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How can I disable changes to folder last modified date?

When I open an excel file, for some reason the last modified date of the containing folder changes to the current time-stamp. I want to disable this, it causes lots of confusion, especially when I ...
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How to find on which port the TFTP server is running?

How to find remotely on which port the TFTP server is running on FreeBSD? The standard UDP port 69 is not listed amongst open ports when scan FreeBSD server with IP scanner.
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Can't run FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe by Task Scheduler

My Windows 7 Utimate 64 bit has some problems with the Flash Player update. In Services, it always switch to manual. In Task Scheduler, I added a new task but it never runs. Here are the export XML. ...
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How to list encrypted files in Windows 7?

I somehow encrypted some files without meaning to, and because of it I can't backup my user folder to Mozy. Is there a way to remove the encryption from all the files or at least find out which one ...
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Wifi and LAN on same computer

I have a laptop with Windows 7 installed. Its connected to my office LAN with following IP scheme. I use multiple network based portals over WAN. Internet is not available on this ethernet based ...
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windows update does not take place at WINDOWS 7/64/SP 1

I have a genuine Windows 7 Sp1. I've formatted my laptop. When I run Windows Update it checks for updates, but no update is downloaded. How can I solve this issue?
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Why won't my Windows 7 machine boot?

A couple of months ago, my Win7 PC unexpectedly became unable to boot normally. I'm able to boot into the various Safe Modes, but everything else fails (including what is sometimes called a "clean ...
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How to launch windows 7 “picture import” wizard?

How do you launch the Windows 7 "Picture Import Wizard"? My Picture Import Wizard no longer autolaunches when I plug in my USB drive (although the drive is recognized). How do I manually start the ...
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Firefox experiences a sec_error_unknown_issuer error for every HTTPS connection

When I attempt to connect to any site that uses an HTTPS connection (e.g. https://www.google.com), I get a 'This Connection is Untrusted' error. I'm using FF 42.0. I followed the instructions in the ...
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Enter BIOS Setup on Lenovo G580

I have installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo G580 laptop. To enable Intel Virtualisation Technology, I need to go to BIOS. When I start my laptop, it displays press F2 to enter BIOS Setting, F12 for ...
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VS2010 SP1 Installation. “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable”

Ultimately, I'm trying to install the windows phone app SDK so that I can put an app I've made on my phone. To do this, I am told I need to install SP1. When I attempt this I get the following: ...
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HP G62 A10SE WiFi Driver

I an trying to figure out what is hardware enclosed in my notebook for wifi access. I can see there is no wifi detected even I have wifi modem. My laptop lacks wifi driver but I am not sure which ...
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How to reset the Windows 7 desktop gadgets?

After changing the Windows Sidebar settings C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Sidebar\Settings.ini ( ...
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Windows Update broke Wireless driver - Can't get it working again

I naively installed a driver update incoming from Windows Updates yesterday. That caused my Wifi on my Notebook (HP ELitebook 2740p) to break. The network is working as I tried it with my other mobile ...
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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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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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Want to restore Windows 7 from Linux Ubuntu

I want to recover Windows 7 from Linux and I don't have the Windows 7 CD or any previous back up files. Please tell me if there is a way to recover Windows 7 from Linux because I do not want to boot ...
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Is it possible to install Wamp within Sandboxie?

Is it possible to install WampServer within Sandboxie on Windows 7 SP1 64-bit? If it only works for either the 32-bit or 64-bit version of WampServer, please include that information in your answer. ...
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Alternative Bluetooth Stacks for Windows 7 64bit

I have a notebook with an inbuilt Broadcom BCM2046 bluetooth adapter and several bluetooth HID-devices (mice, keyboards etc.) The operating system is Windows 7 64 bit Professional. The HID-devices ...
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AutoCAD Command -DWGUNITS missing prompts

I have many custom AutoLISP commands that have been used for years within our company with no issues, until this morning. We have an AutoLISP that runs the following: (command "-dwgunits" 3 2 4 "no" ...
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How to move completely the ProgramData folder from one partition in to another partition?

I have a Windows 7 system which contains a ProgramData folder on drive C. I now need to completely move this folder from drive C to drive D. What is the best way to do this?
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Revert resolution change in Windows 7 (screen gone black after change)

I changed my screen resolution from 800x600 to 1280x1074 and now Windows starts up but there is no display and a message comes on a black screen saying Input not supported. I can only start Windows in ...
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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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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how can I check whether Intel's AVX is enabled on my computer?

I have a new Computer with Sandy Bridge CPU, which supports the new AVX instruction set, and Win 7 Ultimate x64 - which is supposedly capable of supporting AVX (i.e., 256-bit SIMD ...
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I just got hit with suspected ransomware, any advice? [duplicate]

I was googling on chrome using windows 7, I had also I'd plugged in a usb stick which have portalbleapps.com installed which was in the middle of an update, when a fake blue screen took control of ...
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Can't boot Windows after installing Kali Linux?

I recently tried installing Kali Linux on HP notebook, but during this the installation of grub failed. Now on rebooting I get the message "No boot-able device found please insert boot-able device ...
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Screen Saver's Wait Setting is Greyed Out

I have admin rights on my laptop but in the screen saver settings it is set that the screen saver appears after 15 minutes of inactivity. this setting is greyed out and I can not change it so that the ...
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cannot create disk image of Windows disk because of small FAT32 partition at front of drive

I'm currently trying to backup a disk image of a recent Windows7 installation that I have, but the Backup & Restore----->Create System Image is not allowing it because there is a small FAT32 ...