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Why am I getting error C1900101 when I try to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

I am dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 and I am attempting to upgrade to Windows 10. This is the error message I get when I view the log: Installation status: Failed Error details: Code C1900101 ...
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Where is the Available MBytes option in Windows 7 perfmon, that is in Win XP perfmon?

I don't know much about perfmon, but I see that Win XP has an option "Available MBytes" under "Memory" after right clicking the graph and clicking "add counter". As shown in this screenshot Where ...
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Online computer not responding to pings

I was doing a bit of scanning on my network lately, knew all the hostnames to each computer connected. But whilst pinging one of them ping returned Request timed out.. This is strange as I know the ...
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Driver for AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200

I have Gateway NV53 nootebook and I just reinstalled my windows 7 . Before the reinstal I had display adapter - AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 like this - After I reinstalled the ...
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How many GPUs Does Windows 7 Support?

With SLi and Without, I have been looking around online and cannot see any official answer from Microsoft or any forums. I know for a fact windows 7 will run 7 GPUs without SLi alongside each other ...
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How do I create a new mail profile if my 'mail' applet in control panel is non responsive?

I cannot get into the mail applet under Control Panel. When I click on the mail applet, I see the loading circle for a few seconds and then it disappears and nothing happens. Environment: Windows 7 ...
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Samba share not accessible from Win 7 - tried advice on superuser

I have an old Red Hat Linux box that I use, amongst other things, to run Samba. My Vista and remaining Win XP PC can access the p/w-protected Samba shares. I just set up a new Windows 7 64-bit Pro ...
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Visual SVN Server graphical management console missing after upgrading to Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7 I am unable to find the VisualSVN Server graphical management console. Previously, in Windows 7 through my start menu I had a "VisualSVN Server Manager" ...
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exFAT drive can't be ejected

I have an exFAT formatted usb drive and I regularly can't eject it on my windows 7 (x64 Pro) machine. It tells me that it is being used by some other process. I've shut all my programs and I've ...
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Copying new files to network drive in windows 7 gives me the error: Path does not exist

I'm trying to save a new excel file on a network drive. I can access the drive, see all files, go through them but when i want to save my work from excel to this drive it gives me the error:Path does ...
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How can I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 7?

I just bought the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard, and obviously it doesn't work on my Windows machine. I'm guessing the drivers aren't installed. It says it has successfully paired with the ...
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lpd printer configuration in osx prints, but not when using windows. Why?

I'm using a really strange print server, from win-star, model WS-NU78W44, trying to share a HP LaserJet M1120 MPF. When I tried to use the print server's installer, on windows, it worked well, but now ...
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Smileys / Emoticons missing in Windows 7

It seems that certain (not all) emoticons are missing in my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 installation. The table of emoticons from the Wikipedia article looks as follows on my system: Windows Update ...
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Use Virtualbox to Build a Standard Image of Windows 7

SO I'm building a standard image of Windows 7 according to this documentation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217%28v=ws.10%29.aspx However, my reference computer is a install of ...
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Why do I run out of disk space when I attempt to update a VirtualBox VM to Windows 10?

I have installed VirtualBox (version 5.22 with latest guest additions) on MacBook Pro (running Yosemite) and have one VM which is running Windows 7. I want to upgrade this to Windows 10. The Windows ...
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How to “Edit with Vim” as administrator in Windows?

When you install gvim in Windows, you get a right-click Explorer context menu item: "Edit with Vim". Is there a way of either adding a "Edit with Vim as Administrator", or just changing the existing ...
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Show website before login

I have recently been asked by some people if i can help develop/deploy a solution that allows their staff to first login into their website before being able to do anything on their systems. They fear ...
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How to Sync PC, Laptop and Tablet on same network

I have files that sometimes need moving between PC (Win10), Laptop (Win 7) and Tablet (Android). Before I had tablet, I've used Windows Homegroup, but the settings went south every time I've turned ...
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How to run hdparm at startup so that it sets apm to 254?

I downloaded hdparm from here: https://sites.google.com/site/disablehddapm/ and so far it's been great, it successfully stopped rapid increase in load/unload cycle count. The only problem is that I ...
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PC destroyed GPU?

I've been tearing my hair out for the last couple of hours trying to repair my buddy's PC. Quick summary of what happened: A few day ago my buddy told me his PC crashed, and when turning it back on ...
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is possible to remote desktop two users in one pc simultaneously in windows 7?

I wanted to remote desktop my two user account created in windows 7 simultaneously I have the concurrent patch for windows 7, however my modem router doesn't support remote desktop. is there any ...
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Windows 7, Black screen with cursor, impossible to logon

First - I have gone through as many possible solutions I've found here and elsewhere. [Edit - to describe the issue in more detail, the PC appears to boot correctly, but instead of the logon screen, ...
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about explorer.exe crashing with window 7

I started notice the problem when I tried to move a file to my external HD, and my explorer.exe just kept crashing, but it will restart back up. later on, I realized that its not just moving files to ...
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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Text in images pasted in word 2010 is blurred

I'm writing a documentation in Word 2010 using the snipping tool. I take screenshots of forms in my application. When I paste them in Word, most of the time Word changes the image and text gets ...
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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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How do I display the latest Unicode characters (esp. emoji) in Windows browsers?

None of my browsers (Firefox, Chrome, IE) display characters for Unicode 7, 8, 9 (or 10) emojis: These are often sent to me by people on phones. Unicode 6 characters are supported, but hard to ...
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Only one Visual Studio instance when Alt-tabbing

I have an annoying problem that is either rare or I just can't find the right keywords to describe it to Google. I use W7, and always have several Visual Studio (2013) instances opened at once. I ...
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Creating an answer file for “WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab” in Eclipse WTP

I am attempting to script the install of the WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab sourced here. msdt.exe /cab "%~dp0WindowsUpdateDiagnostic.diagcab" -af "%~dp0stillneeded.xml" Unfortunately, attempts at ...
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VB6 program stopped working on win7 after security update

I have a customized VB6 text editor that I developed myself in VB6 (using the richtext control), developed on windows XP, but has always worked fine on windows 7 until this week after some kind of ...
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Finding the source of a large amount of data added to hard drive

Basically, a few days ago a saw that my C drive randomly went from 17 GB free to 1 GB free and I'm trying to find the source of it. Windows search using datecreated or datemodified is quite cumbersome ...
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“Your Credentials Did Not Work” on connect, but remoting into another machine first works

I'm trying to remote desktop into a win7 pro desktop across VPN. When I try to connect I get an error saying Your credentials did not work. The credentials that were used to connect to [computer] did ...
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MSE updating fails, no warning or error message

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate, 32-bit. For the last couple of days, MSE doesn't fails to update, remaining stuck at version 1.75.119 I presume that an error log is created somewhere, or an event ...
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Reallocation sector count

my hard drive is working (copying files) very slow, However from this drive to external hdd copying speed is fine, but reverse is slow. after full format and repartitioning drive, result is same. i ...
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How to turn on bluetooth in dell inspiron 15 3000 series

I don't know how to turn on Bluetooth on my laptop. I have tried a lot but I am not getting the option how to turn the Bluetooth on
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Does Windows know how to appropriately assign threads to a quad-core processor that has Hyper-Threading on?

So, I have been trying to google for this answer, but I cannot find a direct technical answer to the question. (Or if it did, it was in a confusing way) So, say you have a program/game that uses 2 ...
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Enumerate remote SMB shares with PowerShell on non-Windows system using WIndows 7

I need a way to enumerate the SMB shares of a remote, non-Windows system while using PowerShell on my Windows 7 system. The file server I'm checking is not running a Windows OS. However, I need to ...
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Unable to connect to internet on Vmware work station Pro 12

I'm having some trouble attempting to access the internet on my Ubuntu VM, with a Windows 7 host. I've done my research and have bridged the network adapters I've also gone onto my host and checked ...
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Windows 7 search does not return results from indexed folders

I am experiencing this issue over and over again and I just cannot seem to find the answer. It doesn't make sense, but search simply does not return results from folders that certainly have these ...
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How to unlock Windows 7 screen using script

I am wondering if there is any way to unlock Windows 7 screen lock using a script. I have administrator permissions on this machine. I know this question have been asked before without a solution, ...
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Can't connect bluetooth mouse windows 7

Recently I bought a bluetooth mouse and now I have troubles with connecting it to my Windows 7 32bit. I have tried Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add Device but no device was found. I ...
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Sync a Network Drive to a MS OneDrive account using Windows 7

I'm curious is there is anyway to sync a network drive to a MS OneDrive account. All computers connected to the network drive use Windows 7 (64). What we are wanting to do is have an automatic cloud ...
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Integrate OneDrive into Windows 7 explorer sidebar

In Windows 8.1, OneDrive is integrated within Explorer's sidebar: However, on Windows 7, the best that I could do is to show OneDrive as a Link (inside favorites): My question is: there are any ...
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Why did Windows remove the Scan Disk GUI?

Why isn't the Scan Disk graphical user interface available on Windows XP and Windows Vista (maybe Windows 7 also)?
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How to reset Excel 2010 settings to Default?

Excel's cells are very small when at 100% zoom (see screenshot below): I have searched Excel's menu but couldn't find anything relevant. I tried to install Microsoft Fixit but it said it wasn't ...
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send message on lan to certain ip- range

on windows 7 : I want to send a msg using the cmd prompt to only certain users on my LAN. Say ips from 10.88.xxx.xx to 10.88.xxx.01 and 20.88.xxx.xx to 20.88.xxx.01 so not only one series but ...
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Windows Update no Longer Works Since Installing SP1 Update

Yesterday I realised that Windows Update wasn't working on my Windows 7 (32-bit) laptop. It sometimes found updates but then when I selected them and tried to download them it just hung on 0 kb and 0%...
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Weird disk name after restart in Windows 7

Just hit a restart after 24-days-and-something uptime of my Windows 7 x64 based laptop and at boot time saw "Installing device driver software" systray message, then got "You must restart your ...
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Windows 10 killed my ability to get online

Is there another way to fix my machine's ability to get online? The Teredo Tunneling adapter doesn't work after I rejected the Microsoft 10 push - I've tried all the fixes. I'm running Win7 on an ASUS ...