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How can I set the default Style in Office 2013 to be 2003?

How can I set the default Style in Office 2013 to be 2003?
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Return Code when opening Excel Files

I am trying to open Excel files and I am getting two different error messages when I do. First One: Second One: Any thoughts on why I'm getting these errors? Windows 7 Professional is the OS ...
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Configuring bridged network card on VMWare VM - Host : Windows 7 - Guest : Ubuntu Server 12.04

My question is about giving Internet connection to a VM with a STATIC IP address, by connecting to the WiFi I have at home. I gave my VM, running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on VMWare Player, one network ...
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xnview lags when I start it

When I open xnView, the application freezes for like 15-20 seconds, after which works. What could be the problem? This only started happening a few days ago, out of the blue...
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Run as a different user on a shortcut

How do I run as a different user on a shortcut in Windows 7? On Windows XP, I had the ability to mark a shortcut as being run by a different user, so that every time I ran it it would prompt me for ...
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Windows 7: Italian Keyboard: Typing capitalized accented vowels

I am running Windows 7 on a computer with an Italian keyboard. Such a keyboard has keys for producing the lowercase accented grave characters à, è, ì, ò, ù, and it is also possible to produce the ...
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Looking for missing “My Pictures”

I was looking for files to delete to free up hard drive space (WIndows 7), and naturally was looking through my photos. Then all of a sudden I could no longer find them! I have the Pictures library ...
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Windows 8.1 won't start a file extension using a .jar file, eventhough it's possible in windows 7

Here is a picture of the file i want to open, and the program i want to open it with. If i just click the jar file, it opens my program smoothly (I made that java progrma my self), no questions ...
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Wake On Lan works w/ Magic Packet But Not w/ Net Activity

My goal is to allow network activity to wake up my system (Windows) and not just magic packets. My system currently wakes on LAN no problem via magic packet however not on "Network Activity". I made ...
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View on main monitor content of second distant monitor

Having main monitor, and a second monitor (HD TV) situated on a considerable distance from main PC. Is there any way/tool to see on the main monitor (maybe in small window) the content of second ...
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Windows 7 Login like WindowsXP

I do not like Windows 7's default method of user login. I don't want my users to have to click on their icon & then enter their password. I believe this is a security flaw since it tells anyone ...
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Windows 7 not appending connection-specific DNS suffix

I have a Windows 7 machine I'm trying to setup for development. Typically we access our development domains using a URL like user.site.dev. The DNS is setup for user.site.dev.sd.ourdomain.com. I am ...
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How to access network shares, printers, etc.through Windows 7 Built-In VPN?

After I have successfully connected to a Windows 7 box via the built-in VPN: how do I access shares, shared printers, network appliances, etc.? So, call me bad at googling, but: I can find dozens of ...
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Can one take a partial screen shot in Windows 7?

One can take a screen shot of a part of the screen on a Mac with Cmd + Shift + 4. Is there a similar functionality in Windows 7?
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Windows 7 OEM license on Macbook?

A lot of sellers offer OEM licenses with COA stickers on ebay. Assuming that license and sticker are genuine and lic key was never activated, would it be 100% legal if I buy one and use on my Macbook ...
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GIT Bash commands produce no output in ConEmu

I've tried this with ConEmuPack.141123 and ConEmuPack.140602: As you can see, error messages print fine (like dir: command not found), but output from bash commands don't show up. Does anyone know ...
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In Windows 7, is there any way to pin a shortcut to the start menu or taskbar?

In Windows 7, is there any way to pin a shortcut to the start menu or taskbar? It appears if only programs can be pinned. I'd like to pin a shortcut to a program that specifies some arguments.
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Search for a string in the whole Excel Workbook

How can I find all the occurences of a sequence of characters in the whole Excel workbook ? (Excel search is limited to the current sheet only)
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See a history/log of moved files?

Is it at all possible to see a log of files that have been moved, and to where? ..particularly, I would like to know if a file/folder had been moved from my PC to a usb stick. Is there any way to ...
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I get “Not enough storage is available to process this command” whenever I install a driver

If I try to install any driver(I tried Vmware, Virtualbox and my webcam driver) I get the error Not enough storage is available to process this command I tried increasing the IRPStackize as ...
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Starting scheduled task by detecting connection of USB drive

I know it has been discussed before several times that it is not possible to start an application from an usb drive when connecting it due to limitations of autorun (or autoplay??) in Win 7. But it is ...
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High RAM use on Win7 Laptop

I have a HP DV4-2126TX with Win7 OS. It has 2GB RAM. After startup and while idle 50% of the RAM is in use. I tried disabling all the unwanted process at startup but the problem persists. Here is a ...
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“This file contained a virus and was deleted” on any file

I am getting the above error in IE when trying to download any files. Steps performed: Reset IE Add-ons disabled Safe mode Run as Administrator Reverted to an older version of IE (8-10) or ...
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Dual screen in Windows 7 not working

I cloned an image of my desktop to another desktop with the same hardware. I'm connecting 2 DELL Monitors with DVI-I Dual Link, both of them working on POST,CMOS Setup and Windows Loading, but not on ...
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Manually BSOD a Windows 7 Machine

I am trying to manually BSOD a machine for some testing. I already attempted to use the Registry edit with autohotkey to no avail. I need to pull this off via a script/batch or some other way that can ...
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Copying files in Windows 7 command line - The System cannot find the file specified

I know this is a stupid question I've made batch files for years and haven't had this much trouble... I'm trying to make a batch file to copy files into a folder and for the life of me I can't get it ...
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Connect to Wi-Fi access point with specific MAC address

I can see several (5+) Wi-Fi access points with the same SSID, but different MAC addresses (using InSSIDer). However, my Windows 7 laptop always keeps connecting to one of the APs, and I suspect it's ...
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How does Windows know whether it has internet access or if a Wi-Fi connection requires in-browser authentication?

In Windows 7, the notification area networking icon will show an error indicator if there is no internet access , and the error icon goes away once there is a successful connection to the internet . ...
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Win7 drive encription without TPM or USB

Do you know any drive encryption solution that works without TPM can work without physical token (pendrive, CD, etc...), with only a password ? I had the misfortune to buy a laptop without TPM ...
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Windows 7 is taking too long to load

When I turn on my computer (Windows 7) the operating system is loading for 10 minutes. The following screen is displayed for the first 9 minutes: How do I fix this?
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Disabling RegBack

In Windows 7, I find a folder C:\windows\System32\config\RegBack wherein registry files are being created during boot-up. Few queries regarding the same: What are entries in RegBack folder used ...
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Is it possible to turn off V-sync in Windows 10 for windowed games?

Is it possible to turn V-sync off in Windows 10 for windowed games? It wasn't possible in Windows 8/8.1 so I had to downgrade to Windows 7 which in I could simply change the theme to Aero basic which ...
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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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Invert colors of Skype / any program

In past people were able to set custom skins to Skype. For a longer time this is not possible anymore. I'm totally messed up by its white interface as my whole windows looks different. I know that I ...
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French accents not displaying correctly in Chrome under Windows 7

I use both English and French in my everyday work as a translator, so I don't have any keyboard-related issues. For about two months now, all my accented French letters are displaying incorrectly, to ...
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How can actually fit the page size to the drawing in Microsoft Visio 2013?

I want to fit the page size to the drawing in Microsoft Visio 2013. When I do design → Page setup → size → fit to drawing, they are still some margins: There doesn't seem to be any way to change ...
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Touch screen monitor screen for multiple monitor scenario

I am developing windows application for feedback system of automobile company. I want two monitors to be connected to single system on should be touch screen and other one should be without touch. I ...
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How do I get an external USB hard drive recognized in Windows PE environment (WinPE running off disc)?

I'm running WinPE on a disc. I believe it's PE 2.0. It's being run on a laptop with USB 3.0 ports, as I'm sure that may matter. I want to connect either a USB thumb drive or USB hard drive but it's ...
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How do I run the Windows 7 Explorer shell with Administrator Privileges by default?

The Windows 7 shell (Explorer) can be made to run with Administrator privileges by this manual process: Kill Explorer shell by holding down Shift+Ctrl, right-clicking the Shut down button in the ...
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Browser redirects almost all of links to Adfoc.us

Since yesterday, most of users in our region and as far as I know, many other peoples received a lot of link redirection. most of these redirection are going to adfoc.us website. this redirection ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect to internet after sleep/hibernate

This problem has surfaced recently. After If I switch on my laptop from hibernate/sleep mode, it can;t connect to internet. It displays all the available networks (wireless) but it never succeeds in ...
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How to fix “Reset the Local Area Connection errors”

I'm getting errors saying Reset the Local Area Connection - doesn't have a valid configuration or No Internet Access or Reset Network Adapter on Windows 7. Microsoft solves the problems, then in come ...
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Why am I unable to delete an album in the 'My Music' folder?

I'm new to this and got Windows 7 the other day. What I am wanting to do is simply delete an album from the 'My Music' folder but I can't seem to be able to do this - if I right click, there is no ...
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Why is System listening on port 8000?

I noticed by accident today that I have some unknown webserver listening on port 8000. Opening http://localhost:8000 just returns 404, so I don’t get any hint what exactly is listening there. I’ve ...
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How To Determine Which Tab In Internet Explorer Causes High CPU Usage?

I have high CPU usage in one of a few iexplore.exe *32 processes that i see in Windows Task Manager. Is there a way to identify which tab causing CPU spikes just like it is possible in Chrome? ...
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Can not access internet through VPN

I have a home wifi network that I want to access remotely via VPN. I want to access files/folder that I have shared and the internet access through my home wifi (not from my local wifi) - That is I ...
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Spoof MAC address in Windows 7: Bypass

I am trying to spoof the MAC address of my new Win7 laptop. To do so I tried specifying an alternate value from the Device Manager which took no effect. I also tried from the registry, as per other ...
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Copy-paste stops working on Windows 7

Copy-paste functionality stops working after about an hour after each reboot on a Windows 7 64-bit system. Running Google Chrome (with gmail and few other tabs open like Calendar, Reader), MS Outlook ...
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If I have network file sharing turned on, and I connect to a VPN, are my files then visible to other users on the VPN?

I have one computer on my home network that I always leave on, with a few shared folders set up so that other computers in my home network can access the files inside. When I connect to a VPN, I'm ...
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Creating a list of locations

I have a list of different files that are located in one directory but different directories within the parent directory. I was to be able to read the list and save to a file the actual location of ...