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Windows 7 Ultimate [64bits] - 12GB installed but 3,18GB usable

I've got a Packard Bell iXtreme M5800 and I've added two new memory sticks (2x4G) to upgrade the RAM from 4G to 12G. The new memory stick are the same type of the old sticks (DDR3-1333) and the BIOS ...
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What is an effective way to get the count of file types on the drive?

I have a 2TB drive with a ton of media from the last 10 years. Audio, video, photos, etc... Ton of files. Is there an effective way to summarize the file types on the drive? For instance, I'd like ...
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How do I create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker?

I'm trying to create a DVD from an MP4 file using Windows DVD Maker (on Windows 7) but when doing so I get the error that the file type is not supported and cannot be imported. What is the easiest way ...
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Windows 7 Calendar is No Longer Shown, No Wireless Signal Icon Shown and Resource Monitor Does Not Start

1. Recently I have noticed that I cannot get calendar to pop up after clicking on clock on system tray. I can with searching find settings to configure clock but I can't access calendar at all. 2. I ...
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how to speed up windows 7 domain attached pc loading?

I have a computer having windows 7 attached with a domain (server 2008) in my peer to peer network. As the server is no longer available, so its takes time to load to the main windows screen. The time ...
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Windows 8 to Windows 7 Easy Transfer

After using Windows 8 Consumer Preview for a while I had to go back to Windows 7 on the same laptop. I wanted an easy way to copy most of my settings and to backup my user folder. I used "Windows Easy ...
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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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Should my RE3000W Linksys wifi booster be creating a new SSID after setup?

I'm a little worried that my wifi extender isn't working, It says its connected and running but I'm not sure if it should be creating a separate SSID to connect to. Can someone clarify this for me? ...
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netbalancer object reference error

I had netbalancer and it worked for me as it should. a couple times ago I noticed that it is not working the same as before and the limits have no effect on connections so I decided to uninstall and ...
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Can't hook my PC up to my computer screen using VGA

I recently bought a Desktop PC, it was a rather old Dell, that I wanted to use with my TV screen. However after connecting my computer with my TV using VGA (Which is the highest available solution to ...
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Wake-on-lan from S5 and prevent network card from turning off

I'm tired googling and looking through hundreds of forums, please help. OS: Windows 7 64-bit Motherboard: ASUS M4A77T/USB3 Onboard network card: Realtek® 8112L The problem is that network card keeps ...
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Is there a shortcut to mute sound in Windows 7?

I keep accidentally muting my sound while playing a game, and I'm not sure how. Is there a shortcut I might be unknowingly executing? I'm certainly not using the windows key as I play.
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Windows 7 Set metric to use 2 different network interfaces at the same time

I'm looking for a way to use at the same time wired and wireless interfaces. My situation: 1 Gbit ethernet interface (10.100.x.x) 1 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interface (192.168.x.x) The PC is part of a ...
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How to get an .exe file to execute no matter where the user types its name in command shell on windows 7?

I have Windows 7. I have a .exe file here: c:\tools\dailybackup.exe When I am in the CMD window, I want to be able to type "dailybackup" in any directory and have it execute. Do I still need to ...
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Many problems with windows cloned by clonezilla

After many attempts I've installed a clonezilla image of my old computer on my new notebook but I did this wrong. Windows starts but I need to launch explorer manually, I have the This copy of Windows ...
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Is there a way to change the “highlighted file” color in Windows 7

In the Windows 7 file explorer, when you select a file, the entire line highlights a light blue color. Is there any way to change this color, presumably via a registry tweak?
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Everything running super slow in Windows 7 on my Dell Laptop

Recently my laptop has become really sluggish. I have Windows 7 and Windows Explorer often freezes or the hour glass comes up and never goes away. I often can't close windows, and when I do, again the ...
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connect a usb only printer to router without usb port via usb to ethernet adapter

I have cisco linksys router which does not have a usb port and a usb to ethernet adapter. When I am trying to connect the printer to the router using the adapter the router does not shows the device ...
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Pinning cmd.exe to taskbar actually pins Visual Studio 2010 cmd console

Okay, so I've been having a very strange situation on my home computer. I'm writing a powershell script to do some basic stuff that I do on test rigs at work all the time for setup (create a shared ...
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OpenVPN does not connect VIA FrootVPN

Suddenly quit working... again... OpenVPN 2.3.6 (32 bit) Latest FrootVPN config file Windows 7 64 bit Port 1194 is open for UDP AND TCP I have been told to use 32 bit OpenVPN due to bugs, and it ...
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Why did windows change the elevation requirements of my AutoHotKey script, and how can I prevent such in the future?

I was working on an AutoHotKey (AHK) script to create prefab mouse movements for a very simple model viewer. I worked on it for a good hour. I zipped the script, posted it to a forum, and thought "oh ...
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Can't place icons on the bottom row of the desktop (Windows 7)

It seems since I connected a third monitor the desktop icons can't be placed at the bottom row. Here's a screenshot: Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
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Monitor won't come out of Power Save mode (Solved)

I've seen a lot posts written by people having this problem and I've been trying for about 3 hours now to figure this out but I've had no luck. What I believe led to this was me trying to play a ...
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Windows 7 User profiles issue - Shows logging off after entering corrupt password

This issue has become specific as fixing one problem led to the other: 1) I deleted ntuser.* files while working in linux as they had ugly looking file extensions and I thought they are temporary ...
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Audio/video glitch when Shadow Copy service starts?

I have a Windows 7 64 bit PC that I've started having a strange issue with. Every so often my computer "freezes" for a second or two; any audio will be distorted for those couple seconds and video ...
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how to quickly select multiple processes in windows 8 task manager to tile vertically or horizontally?

this was possible in windows 7 but is not in windows 8: open task manager sort processes by program name click the top program, hold shift, click the bottom program, highlight them all right click ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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Can't remove write protection in Windows 7

I have a problem with the write protection of Windows 7. All my files in my users folder are protected and it is impossible to remove. When I uncheck the checkbox, a progressbar runs threw but ...
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How do I install a Bluetooth headset on a Windows 7 PC to use with Skype?

I'm having trouble installing Nokia BH-100U on my Windows 7 PC (x64). I wanted to use it as a wireless headset for Skype. Currently I'm stuck at the step where the device should be automatically ...
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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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Playing video games on pc with mac

Here is the setup: Desktop pc running windows 7 with everything but the kitchen sink (i7, 32 GB Ram, gtx 970, etc) which I will have my games running on. MacBook Pro which I would like to play games ...
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Key Repeat no longer works on Windows 7 Lenovo Windows 700 laptop

The title pretty much sums up my problem. I can type fine, but holding down the key doesn't repeat, including the arrow keys which is super-annoying. "Filter Keys" in the Ease of access center is ...
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Why is dwm.exe using so much memory?

I've scoured the web, but I'm sick of reading "scan your computer for viruses" and "upgrade your RAM" on answers to similar questions to this. I understand that dwm.exe is for (simply put) caching ...
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Opening random file from folder AND subfolders with batch script (Windows 7)

I want to get a bat file that will open a random file (with any extension) from a specific folder, but also open files in all subfolders within that folder. There's another question that asked ...
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Run box warns “Task will be created with administrative privileges”, but UAC is on

I’m using Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and it has recently changed to showing this warning on the Run box: Task will be created with administrative privileges. I’ve checked UAC, and it is still ...
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How to stop Windows 7 grouping/consolidating several printers under one printer item in Devices and Printers?

How can Windows be configured NOT to group several printers under one printer - shown as one item in Printers and Faxes in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers? Background Reason ...
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.Net Framework 3 and 4 Error

I recently restarted my computer, and when it started, it told me that application needed .NetFramwork 4.0 to run. After some poking around I also found .Net 3.5.1 is not there either. So I thought ...
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How can I set my Windows 7 desktop with a UPS to automatically turn on after a power outage is over?

I've got a Windows 7 desktop system with an APC UPS to provide backup power during power outages. I've got the UPS connected to the system with a USB cable so that the built-in Windows power utility ...
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop have stopped working, both the left and right ones. I have searched for solutions to this problem but I cannot find anything that works. What can the ...
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Corrupt volumes appear as duplicates of working one

I booted my HP n40L using a Linux Live CD which was unable to read any of the volumes (all set up using the pseudo-hardware raid). On returning to Windows two of my three data hdds showed as offline ...
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Error message - folder too large to download

I`m trying to download everything I put on Dropbox to filter out copied etc. I have downloaded a folder, no problem, but another folder and I get the message that the folder is too large to download. ...
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Laptop screen is suddenly rotated

I turned my laptop upside down to get some dust that had gathered under the keyboard to fall out. But then suddenly, everything was sideways. The entire desktop had turned 90 degrees, the trackpad ...
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How to re-enable green Offline Files icon in Windows 7

I have a few folders on a network share that I have set up to always be available offline. The sync progress works fine, but the litte icon overlay isn't visible on the folders that are availble in ...
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any video editor to rotate video files on 90 degrees? [on hold]

I'm looking for a software that edits video. Everything's OK with video, but it should be rotated. Requirements: it should preserve the sound and video quality, the same file format (file extension) ...
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after change resolution with powerStrip Advanced Timing Option is off

after change resolution with powerStrip Advanced Timing Option is off. i cant again change my resolution? powerStrip version 3.90 my windows 7 32bit
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Windows 7 cannot view FAT32 formatted bootable usb drive

I'm having some issue where when I run bootsect with a command line of "bootsect.exe /nt52 : /force /mbr", then Windows 7 (the comp I'm running bootsect on) can no longer view the contents of the usb ...
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Cannot do Windows updates on new Windows 7 installation (Compaq laptop)

Background I have an (old) Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop on which I have installed Windows 7 SP1 (via a Windows DVD) - a new installation, wiping all other data. I tried installing games but, though ...
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Unable to play bluray movies or see bluray discs

I have a Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500S ATA Device and when I put bluray discs into the drive the computer doesn't read them. I hear the drive make 3 noises as if it's trying to read them. Nothing shows up ...
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Is there a way to activate Windows 7 when it's saying my license code is already in use?

I purchased an Acer Notebook about 3 years ago. It had a bunch of bloatware, and in general it was starting to slow down. I decided to try to reinstall the OS. I went on the Internet and got a copy of ...
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Saving ATI FireGL V3600 Monitor Placement Settings

Is it possible to save the monitor and placement settings from an XP computer running a ATI FireGL V3600? I would like to reload windows but I need the placement of my existing monitors to stay the ...