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Windows 7 dual monitor windows move when screen is locked

When I lock my Windows 7 Pro 64bit desktop and then unlock it after the screen saver has activated I find that all of the windows that were on monitor 2 (right side) have moved to the lower right of ...
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IE8 can't open any secure (https://) sites

This is weird. I can't even access paypal.com, it simply says "Internet explorer cannot display this webpage", as if it couldn't locate it. Yet, I get to it just fine in chrome. I have even gone to ...
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Why only the left speakers are working?

I've just bought a 5.1 speakers and only the left side speakers and the center are working. If I plug in the speakers to my mp3 player than each speaker is working, so the speakers are good. I have ...
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Computer recognizes monitor only after I replug it

I got a Lenovo E73 with an onboard Intel HD 4400 graphics, which has a VGA and a DisplayPort. VGA works without any problem. But the DisplayPort only works after I re-plug the monitor when Windows is ...
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RSS feed from Blogspot as desktop wallpaper

I'd like to use the images from this blogspot RSS feed as a desktop wallpaper source. I've tried using the Windows 7 built-in system, as well as John's Background Switcher. The Windows 7 thing ...
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Windows 7 64-bit driver for HP Color Laserjet CM1015 MFP

I bought my HP Color Laserjet CM1015 MFP about 5 years ago. It worked flawlessly on Windows Vista (unsure of 32/64-bit). This worked well on Windows 7 64-bit on two different machines (I upgraded to a ...
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How to lock window task scheduler from everyone

How can I lock windows task scheduler so that no one can access it. Even me, I wanna make it locked for everyone. Ive seen something about gpedit.msc and application lock but it does not show up .msc ...
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How prevent to auto change view of a folder icons in windows 7

In my windows 7 i want to set all folders view to list. So i opened explorer and went to Tools -> Folder Options -> View and pressed Reset Folders button and ok button. After reset i went back ...
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How to disable sleep mode via CMD?

With only the command prompt, is it possible to disable sleep mode when closing the lid of a laptop?
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Wireless keyboard signal deterioration

Yesterday I have reinstalled windows, and my wireless (Natural Wireless Ergonomic Keyboard) started missing keystrokes and having delays. I have followed instructions here (paired the device without ...
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how to recover files deleted by “Cutting” in windows 7-Pro

how to recover files deleted by "Cutting" in windows 7-Pro I just did the silliest thing a few minutes ago! I had a folder on my Win7 pro machine that had all my work (C# code in Visual Studio) for ...
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How to get HP Pavilion dv6 6155-tx supportable drivers for windows 8

I have HP Pavilion dv6 6155tx Laptop. Windows 7 is pre-installed in it. I want to install windows 8 on it. But HP does not provide windows 8 drivers for this laptop. I have tried to install windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 64-bit System Repair Loop

My system is stuck on System Repair Loop. The Windows System Repair fails to repair with error "Missing OSLoader" I tried to fix with a solution suggested in a Windows forum: Automated Startup Repair ...
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Removing `sparse` file attribute

What's the sparse file attribute on NTFS partitions and how can one remove it? Using Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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How exactly does sideband addressing work and is it widely in use today?

For example, the now almost obsolete AGP adapters use sideband addressing. As I understand it, AGP cards are successors of PCI adapters and basically have a direct link to the CPU. I did use google, ...
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VS 2012 -> Add new item… (Not Responding)

I have installed VS 2012 Premium Update 4 on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bits, with an Intel Core i7-4790 3.60GHz and 16GB Ram. I can create new projects on Visual Studio, but when I try to add a new ...
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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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Games in start menu missing

The Games which comes with Windows have disappeared from the start menu. I have searched the Recycle Bin. The games include, Solitaire, Hearts and Patience.
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Can uninstalled programs be recovered?

On Friday 4/30/2015 a technician accidentally uninstalled data from my desktop computer with Windows 7. Can an uninstalled program be recovered?
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Laptop refuses to recognize Optical Bay Hard Drive Caddy

I've gone through several of these caddys. My laptop (a Lenovo G500) continually has the same problem; it refuses to recognize the HD I connect to it using an Optical Bay Caddy I purchased on eBay ...
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WMIC |more has extra rows when .csv opened in Excel

I am trying to output the name and version of each program installed on my system to a .csv file. I could do something more complicated with VBScript, but would prefer to keep this very simple to ...
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What should I upgrade to speed up my computer for better performance for game playing? [on hold]

My computer is Compaq Presario SR1817CL Desktop PC. It has its original PROCESSOR (AMD Athlon 64 processor 3200+ 2.0GHz) and Motherboard (AmberineM-GL6E) it came with. I did add more memory (3GB), ...
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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Encryption and Decruption with GPG

A friend and I have a bunch of files that I encrypted stored on google drive. The issue comes up that he can't decrypt anything there. The steps I've taken thus far are 1.) Encrypt 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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Get Notified of Errors in Windows Event Log

I wrote a powershell script to make a database dump that I plan on having run nightly with Windows Task Scheduler. It outputs to a log file so I can make sure everything is working, but I want to be ...
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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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Cant connect wirelessly Windows 7 toshiba laptop

so I have a toshiba laptop, and the wireless network card inside is an Intel Centrino N-2200.My laptop never had connectivity problem until today, I turned off the wifi access on the laptop(with the ...
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Can't Boot from USB - even with Bios set correctly

I can't boot from USB even though the BIOS is set to boot from USB first. Windows Boot manager somehow seems to be taking precedence. I have Windows 7, Linux Mint and Ubuntu installed on my ...
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How can I find out when Windows was last restarted?

How can I know when my computer running Windows 7 was last restarted? I prefer a solution that doesn't involve searching the event log, but something like wmic or maybe cmd commands.
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How to diagnose slow (only for awhile after start) Windows 7 machine?

I've got a Lenovo Ideapad, with a dual core Atom processor and Windows 7 that exhibits some odd behaviour. It's insanely slow right after boot. The disk drive will be lit up solid and grinding away ...
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How can I detect the amount of memory slots I have?

I know that there used to be a Corsair memory detection tool, but I can no longer find it. I didn't find anything when searching Google. I would like to scan my machine to know a few things: How ...
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What is preventing Firefox from deleting active logins/cookies on exit?

Alright, so I want Firefox to delete all active logins/cache when I close it. My privacy settings are: Accept cookies from sites Accept third-party cookies: Always Keep until: I close Firefox ...
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What is the coolest way to minimize all the windows except the active one? [on hold]

I've been using Windows since the version 3-something and showing the desktop by Wind is an old trick. How do you minimize all the windows except the active one in a cool way? (By cool I mean an ...
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How to change the printer icon displayed in the Control Panel

Printers are displayed in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers often with a vendor supplied icon. Is it possible to replace that with a custom icon?
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Setting up a virtual Com Port?

What I need to get to work together: A USB barcode scanner A Windows (7) Machine A piece of software that listens for data over a COM port So I believe I need a way to make USB device appear to be ...
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Move HDD to another laptop, can't change Windows 7 product key

One of my clients returned to me a Dell Latitude laptop that runs Windows 7 Pro with an OEM product key (bad motherboard). Now, I have a laptop that is the same model (it is already set up with ...
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How to copy and paste content from PostGIS psql console in Windows 7?

I just get started with POSTGIS and I am digging through Mannig's POSTGIS in Action. I am using Windows 7, POSTGIS 1.5 and Postgresql 9. Sadly, I am not able to copy and paste anything from my text ...
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Evaluate %PATH% as the system-scope environment variable exclusively

In Windows' command line, echo %PATH% appears to merge the system and the user variables PATH in such order before printing. That seems reasonable, but I would also like to be able to print only the ...
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My webcam just came on “out of the blue”

I have a Microsoft LifeCam HD sitting atop my monitor. Today, completely out of the blue, its light came on -- I was simply browsing the web (in Chrome) when it happened. After about 5 minutes the ...
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Intermittent recurring ping general failure to internet but not router

I have found very few posts that fit my exact scenario, but the ones I've found don't have helpful answers. (Like this one: ...
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Windows media player rating stars disabled/greyed out

I'm unable to rate any of my songs using WMP. I've been rating songs on WMP for some time. But suddenly, I can't rate/ change my ratings. I cant do it using the normal 5 star rating control at top ...
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I have been running Ubuntu off a flash drive on my Windows 7 laptop and now suddenly Windows won't boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB flash drive and have been using it on my Windows 7 laptop. During the startup process I would press F12 and then select to boot off my USB drive. Ubuntu would ...
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Bootscan after virus find without log files update?

During a quick search avast found and removed a virus on my PC (Win32:Ramnit-DO). After that it I updated the software (today an update came out) and it wanted to do a reboot to make a bootscan which ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Del on a Mac with Windows

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows on my Mac. Last night I tried to compress the memory of C, then after that finished, it told me to Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart How do I press these ...
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What does a scan of an external hard drive by Windoes OS mean?

I have connected my external USB hard drive to my Windows computer, I got a notification that some error is detected and it is recommended to perform a scan of the hard drive. It was also written that ...
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What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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Adobe Reader 11.0.07 freezes for ~8 seconds when opening a PDF file

Whenever I open Adobe Reader by opening a .pdf file on my system (Windows 7 x64) if the Internet connection is not available (no connection at all, or even wrong Internet settings, like a proxy that ...
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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 ...