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Where did the volume control options go in Windows 7?

XP's sndvol32 sound mixer used to feature individual volume controls such as Wave, SW Synth and CD Player, PC Speaker or PCM SPDIF among others. These could be set hidden or visible under it's menu ...
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Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool crashes when I try to run it

I'm trying to create a bootable drive for a Win 7 x64 installation to my computer - this one that I'm using right now - because I have no CD/DVD drive(isn't working). I have donwloaded Windows 7 ...
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Bad performance on Windows 7 with Bad sectors

Since a month ago everything was right with my laptop. And then Windows started crashing. Now my windows is stuttering every 5 seconds and fails to perform smoothly any operation. There were no bad ...
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How to copy and paste between cygwin's vi/emacs and windows clipboard?

I tried to paste what I copied in windows clipboard into cygwin's vi or emacs, and it doesn't seem to work with yy (vi) or M-w (emacs). Is there a way to do it? I learned that /etc/clipboard has the ...
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How to restore files from the Recycle Bin when the account owning those files is inaccessible?

When I was deleting some temporary files in AppData\Local\Temp in an administrator account, I deleted some important profile files. So now when I log in to that account Windows 7 creates a temporary ...
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Wireless network profiles resetting

For some reason, my wireless network settings are resetting each time I reboot my computer. It will not reconnect to my WPA2 secured network, I have to re-enter my password and add it is a network ...
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windows 7: mouse can't move or resize windows

When I mouse-drag a window's titlebar, the window doesn't move. When I alt-space, m, arrow keys, the window does move (and then mouse-drag works, until I click and release the mouse button.) Same ...
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Editing registry for the error - One of your object libraries (I) is missing or damaged. Please run setup to install it

When I opened an excel (.XLS) file today, I got an error - One of your object libraries (I) is missing or damaged. Please run setup to install it. I don't know why that happened, but it could be ...
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Successfully installed Ubuntu but unable to load it in the system

Process : Inserted Ubuntu Bootable Pen Drive Selected 3rd option i.e Something else Than deleted C drive (drive containing Windows)out of which I made 63GB unusable , created 15 GB ext4 - mount ...
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How do I end this process?

I want to end this process below : But whenever I try, I get an error : Is there a way to do this ? The process SAPISSVC.EXE is actually an antivirus process. I want to close it because ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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Increase dynamic VDI disk size

I'm running Linux (OpenSuse) host (Oracle VirtualBox) with Win 7 guest. I configured the VM with a VDI format disk that grows dynamically as required. Windows currently has 3.5 Gb free but I need to ...
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laptop suddenly became very slow

I have a compaq laptop. And I've been using it 2 years now. Then this day, it suddenly became very slow. It almost took 5 minutes from turning on to the log on screen. I click my username and it took ...
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Are there any advantages in partitioning an HDD in to system and storage (NTFS) separately

I once read somewhere that NTFS drives performs better as a single big partition. In Unix systems however a separate HOME partition makes sense; they are convenient for backup-restore actions (without ...
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Windows Setup could not configure Windows to run on this computer's hardware

The whole installation goes smoothly up to the point of "Completing installation ...". The monitor changes resolution, after which a standard dialog box pops up saying Windows Setup could not ...
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Is there a way to disable the “maximize” snap?

I love the left and right half screen snaps, but the top of the screen maximize snap is just annoying. Is there anyway to selectively disable that one? Related question: Is there any way to ...
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My taskbar buttons have disappeared - not a graphical glitch, they're simply not there

I've just experienced a very weird bug. After installing Dropbox 1.0RC over 0.7.112, my taskbar buttons have disappeared: As you can see, none of the open programs have a button on the taskbar, so ...
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics ...
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Teamviewer remote computer 640x480 screen?

I have a Windows 7 PC with TeamViewer installed on it. This computer is always on and has no screen, keyboard and mouse attached to it, only an internet-cable. I login from my Mac on TeamViewer, ...
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Colour depth is set too low on Windows 7

When my computer boots up, the desktop display is alright until the windows desktop icons load. The display resolution then changes to 256 colours and I have to set the colour to true colour 32 bit. ...
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Install Android USB Driver when device is not shown in device manager

the title is quite explicit : I'm trying to install google's driver for my android device in order to use it for development ( I need it to be seen by 'adb devices' ) I've got a Nexus 5 and windows ...
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Virtual Box is causing Windows' status tray icon to inaccurately report connectivity status

I recently installed Virtual Box 4.3.10 on my Windows 7 box. Since then, the system tray's network icon appears as if I am disconnected from WiFi when I am actually connected. I was able to isolate ...
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Moving Windows 7 to SSD after dual booting with Ubuntu

I am trying to move my Windows 7 partition (~80GB) to a 120 GB SSD. Currently I am dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 on a 500GB HDD, which came with Win7 pre-installed. I gather from what I've ...
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How to update all your drivers without paying

Recently Blue Screen Of Death ( BSOD ) has been occurring on my computer and its because i have some drivers which needs updating.Each time my computer recover from it , I would get the message from ...
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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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What can I do to re-install VBSCRIPT for Windows 7?

I've had a problem with VBSCRIPT preventing me from updating the McAfee I paid for. It now is preventing me from updating my Sprint cell connection. In addition, since the Sprint update failed, I can ...
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How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD?

I have a 500 Gb hard drive currently split into two partitions: +---------------------+--------------+ | Data (D:\) | System (C:\) | +---------------------+--------------+ Now, I just ...
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Dropbox upload slows internet speed drastically

I just added a folder with some pictures and videos (~80 MB) to my Dropbox folder. Dropbox started syncing, and the "speed for browsing" dropped to unusable (DNS resolving pretty slow, websites loaded ...
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USB TV Tuner Not Working

I'm trying to get a USB TV Tuner to work but I'm having troubles. It's a Hauppauge WinTV 950Q and when I connect it to my Windows 7 (x64) laptop it shows that it's detected and the lights on it will ...
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How to add another option in Windows New option in right click context menu?

How can a new file type be added in the new option in context menu on Windows 7? I want to add Python file in this and maybe tweak this a bit.
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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 to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?

I am trying to install Win 7 SP1 (using Windows Update), but it failed with 0x800F0A12. I have a dual boot configuration windows - linux, otherwise perfectly normal configuration. This web page: ...
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Does built in Windows 7 backup perform differential (incremental) backups?

I have win 7 scheduled to backup every Sunday, it's only looking at one of my drives at the moment and is backing up to an external HDD. It's a 1TB drive so should take quite a while to fill but the ...
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How to debug Remote Desktop Connection when intranet connection works, but not external

How can I setup Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) when I've exhausted all my known searchable resources? I am attempting to set up Remote Desktop Connection on my Windows 7 Ultimate version and have ...
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Is it possible for virus in windows to infect ubuntu?

I have a triple boot, windows 7 , 8 and ubuntu. Is it possible that any spyware or virus in windows will also harm ubuntu or spy during ubuntu session ?
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Is a hibernation partition primary?

The Lenovo X1 Carbon comes with the hard-drive split into what appears to be 4 partitions: Windows (C:) Recovery (Q:) SYSTEM_DRV Hibernation In Disk Management, under Status, all but the ...
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Password protect a hard drive partition

I run a computer training institute. I have deployed 15 N-Computing L300 devices, connected to a single server, an Intel core i7 with Windows 7 Ultimate. The hard drive has 3 partitions. Along with ...
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Use native resolution with stadard VGA driver

Can't use native NVidia driver because of this MAC hardware bug - always crashing: http://oleb.net/blog/2012/05/15-inch-mbp-mid-2010-crashing-to-black-screen/ ...
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Would a longer PATH environment variable slow down a system?

In Windows 7, will a long system PATH environment variable slow down the system in any noticeable/tangible way? My system PATH variable is 45-entries deep. I have an i7 930 @ 4.2GHz, but out of ...
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Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 crashes - ieframe.dll

Outlook 2010 is crashing rather randomly, not at any specific time like opening a preview pane or message. Event viewer gives the following Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: ...
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Move Win8.1 to a seperate SSD drive on a dual boot WIn7/Win8 system

I currently have a dual boot system set-up Win 7 and Win 8.1, each in its own partition on an HDD drive. I acquired an SSD drive and would like to transfer the Win 8.1 system to it and when finished ...
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How do I turn off safe mode while it also blocks me from logging in with a domain account?

There is a machine that we log in to with only windows domain user accounts that can be used across different machines on our network. I tried to restart into safe mode using msconfig without ...
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Windows Remote Desktop: “configuring remote session” closes without error

I have a desktop/laptop pair at home operating x64 Windows 7 (the desktop was upgraded from Windows Vista, works just fine). I remote desktop to them on a daily basis when outside. In recent weeks, I ...
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How to deal with integrated graphics driver bundled with chipset driver

I am preparing to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I noticed a potential problem with the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. 1.0) ...
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iTunes installation failure

I 'm trying to install iTunes setup (Microsoft Windows 7 64 bit) but installation fails with error (picture below). Any ideas how can I fix it? ...
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Flash plugin “unresponsive” if application is in fullscreen

if I have a website with anything flash open, and I open another application such as Powder toy, VLC, etc in Fullscreen mode, Firefox will rudely minimize the application to tell me "the flash plugin ...
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Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error

I'm using the Windows 7 backup and restore utility to create a system image and personal file backup to an external Seagate GoFlex 3TB disk. I got the following error: One of the backup files could ...
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Unsure from where to download chipset drivers

I am about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 and I have identified almost all drivers I'm going to need. The only driver I'm unsure about is the chipset driver. My motherboard: GA-MA78G-DS3H (rev. ...
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Internet lags for me, but not for my brother

Recently we had a new switch setup in our basement, plus my PC has the newest parts oldest dating 2012. When I play games that requires instant responding like Counter-Strike, League of Legends, FIFA ...
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Allow desktop composition is missing from Group Policy - Windows 7 Ultimate - RDP

I have two Windows 7 Ultimate machines both with SP1 and all updates installed of course. Both machines can run Aero and everything. They are both new and modern machines, you get the idea. But ...