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Hide admin account from (Windows 7) login screen *without disabling* it

Can anyone please tell me how to hide admin account from the welcome screen without disabling it? The method that uses the SpecialAccounts registry key does disable the account, so you can no longer ...
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Remove unused drivers

Sometimes when changing devices, or when remove from system damaged devices and replace with new devices, old, unused drivers remain on system. Is there any way to remove unused drivers?
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How to disable input panel or virtual keyboard using regedit?

Win CE or Mobile How to disable the virtual keyboard and only allow the use of normal keyboard, using regedit? I tried to modify the registry but it did not work as it seems the change is not ...
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Signtool can't do SHA256 signing on Windows 7

I have been using SHA1 signing for many years, but from 2016, Windows is forcing developers to use SHA256. Windows Enforcement of Authenticode Code Signing and Timestamping To sign with SHA256 I ...
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Remove a part of a list of names

I have some files and each files have distinct name but all of them have the same "-statement" at the end like this: flower-statement.mp3 leave-statement.mp3 ball-statement.mp3 goal-statement.mp3 ...
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Window 7 keep changing my keyboard layout

I just buy for my laptop a keyboard from eBay ,but because this keyboard is from Asia ,windows keep changing my layout , I just want to use it as an English keyboard ,also I've try lots of methods ...
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Why do not all computers show up on net view?

I have a wired LAN network with some networking issues. In dealing with them, I have used net view in Command Prompt to try to see all of the computers on the network. There are four computers on the ...
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Odd Windows 10 Upgrade Path

Looking to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 in a roundabout way. Can you guys let me know if my thinking here is correct? What I have: Macbook Pro (nothing but OS X on it right now) Windows 7 ...
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How can I fix my internet connection when “ my computer appears to be correctly configured”

I am new to this website, I don't know if my question is an off topic question, or even if this is the suitable place to ask. Please tell me if I am in the wrong place. Since some days I ma facing ...
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how do I make tiny7 from windows7

I have windows7, a legal license, I would like to make something like tiny7, for my own use. When I look for tutorials on that, I get a whole bunch of tiny7 users complaints about broken systems. I ...
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I cannot get Windows 7 to perform a system backup

I am trying to create a backup of my Windows 7 partition by using Windows' "Backup and Restore" utility. I have an external USB hard drive with a ~1.8 TB NTFS partition and a small 256 MB partition ...
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Google Chrome install fails with error 0x80004002

I'm using Windows 7 64 bits and I'm trying to install Google Chrome. However, every time I do, I get this error message: Google Update installation failed with error 0x80004002. There is a Show ...
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Mouse will randomly turn of for 5-10 seconds

So I have a Red Dragon Elite Perdition 16400 DPI mouse and it will occasionally turn off for 5-10 seconds and cause the system to lag for a bit. I managed to slow this significantly by reinstalling ...
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How to span a 24GB SSD and 1TB HDD together on lenovo ideapad y510p - windows 7?

I got tired of Windows 10 and boot times from my HDD and decided to downgrade to Windows 7 and install it on my SSD. After doing so, the space was very limiting and I did a lot such as compress OS, ...
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SFC found errors, DISM named the errors, but how can I fix them on Windows 7?

My computer crashed while running an old game not really meant for Windows 7. After every unexpected shutdown, I run sfc /scannow and this time it came back with errors. A long log, 12000 lines of ...
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Is it possible to Color-tag files in Windows 7, like in Finder on a Mac?

On a Mac, you can right-click on a file/folder to give it a color which is then displayed in the Finder (the Mac utility like Windows Explorer) behind the label of the file. Is there a way to do this ...
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Where do I obtain Windows 7 drivers for the Belkin USB to serial Adapter F5U409?

Where are the new drivers for the Belkin F5U409 USB to Serial adapter that will work with Windows 7? It worked with Windows Vista, but now I am running the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and ...
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KB980408: Fix for Explorer freezing: does anyone know what app caused it?

Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 today (Tuesday, April 27, 2010): KB980408: The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available. The ...
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Difference between applications and programs. Operating system specific? [on hold]

I primarily use Windows 7 Professional as my go-to operating system. I hear programs oriented around the Windows Operating System referred to as programs. However on Mac and Linux, I find that they ...
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Long delay before printing (~5 min)

I have been trying to solve a problem where when printing (local USB Deskjet) from one of the company computers (windows 7 64bit) the file will sit in the print queue for five minutes or so before ...
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Bluetooth speakers lag

There seems to be a 200ms lag on sound when I use my blue-tooth speakers (1/2 meter distance) in windows 7 (belkin 6.0.1 vista drivers.). Is there a way to reduce this?
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Disappeared photos

I have Copied my photos from Lumix camera to laptop with Windows 7 and now I can only see half of the amount of photos on my camera. The amount of MB tells me that the ones I cannot see are also ...
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Library icon appears at the back of some small icons in thumbnails view

It began after installation of Windows 10 icons. Windows 7 x64.
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Preventing NetFlix from saturating my internet connection

I am watching videos streamed from NetFlix using Chrome and Windows 7 over a Wi-Fi connection to a Belkin N150 (F6D4230-4) router. NetFlix appears to completely flood my internet connection, and other ...
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Stealth registry tampering [on hold]

I have been messing about within a corporate network I have administrative rights to (the computer I'm on), such as installing software and such, thus I'd like to remove traces (keys/values) on the ...
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My laptop will not sleep when I close the lid

I've tried to look into everything I know of but this has stymied me. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15" currently running Windows 7. The laptop will not enter sleep mode when I close the lid. When I ...
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Save Windows 8.1 Desktop icon size?

I know this sounds confusing, but I want to be able to save the SIZE of my desktop icons in windows 8.1. I found out that holding CTRL and using the scroll wheel allows you to change them beyond the ...
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Copying Google Chrome Portable Cookies

I tried copying the file "Cookies" from GoogleChromePortable\Data\profile\Default to my new PC but it doesn't seem to work. Anyone know why? I am sure this is the right file because the new sites I ...
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Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
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Dell DOS BIOS update “This program cannot be run in DOS mode”

I am currently attempting to update the BIOS of a Dell Inspiron 1564, I can't do it via Windows because the battery isn't recognized and thus won't allow me to update. I've tried booting in MS-DOS ...
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Win7 share cannot access \\localhost and cannot share folder

My problem occurred literally over after my switch crashed. Resetting the switch brought everything back to normal except my Win 7 laptop lost connection to my network share. The Win 8 desktop can ...
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Dell Monitor does not turn on

I have a Dell P2815Q. You can check the description on the link below: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-28-Ultra-HD-4K-Monitor---P2815Q/productID.309552300 I have been using ...
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Dell Optiplex 755 - Windows 7 - Mouse buttons swapping at random

I have imaged a Dell Optiplex 755 with Windows 7 32-bit, at random, the mouse buttons swap themselves over. This is rectified when the user logs off and logs back on. The reg entry for the mouse is ...
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Windows 7 PC crashes after being locked a few minutes

I have a problem with an Optiplex 755 PC running (32-bit) Windows 7 Professional. I just installed the operating system last week, and ever since, it seems to crash when I lock the screen. It ...
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why is PID 0 reading/writing large amounts of data

Just booted my PC up and it was running slower than usual. I went into the resource monitor and its saying that System PID 0 is reading and writing 100,000,000B/sec and its accessing all drives for ...
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Dell laptop graphics

i just installed new win7 32bit on my laptop dell inspiron 5110 and i am facing some problems in video driver i can not increase lighting up and down using fn+f4 , fn+f5 keys another problem can not ...
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Multiple Monitors Remote Desktop

Ok, I need solid concrete info to put this issue to rest. I was able to connect to my work PC from home using multiple monitors before, however it doesn't seem to be working. Mind you this was back in ...
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Send output of batch file in email as attached file with Outlook 2010

I have a java script which produces its output in a separated text file. I need to send that text file as attached file in an email with outlook 2010, everyday at 6pm. Is that possible with windows ...
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Windows 7 installation: No hard drives found (Dell Vostro)

My Dell Vostro 3500 (anno 2010) laptop lost it's hard drive which I easily replaced. Problem: The laptop was not shipped with a Windows installation media, so the recovery options was located on the ...
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Win7 add suffixes after primary

I want to use the primary DNS suffix provided by the router on the given LAN I'm connecting to. And after that I want a small set of suffixes that never change. For example: Office DNS suffix: ...
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Pin a Window in Windows 7

How can I "pin" or "stick" a window so it stays on top of other windows, even when it loses focus? (3rd party software as an answer is acceptable)
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Truecrypt: Encrypt entire drive without having a CD/DVD drive

When I try to encrypt my laptop using TrueCrypt, it wants me to create a rescue disk and verify it. However, the laptop does not have a CD drive or a DVD drive, and I don't own something that can be ...
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What kind of “personalisation” does sysprep remove exactly?

I intend to move all data from my old laptop to a new one. I will be following "method 3" from this guide: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/135077-windows-7-installation-transfer-new-computer.html ...
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Can't open Task Manager

When I right click on my task bar and click on Start Task Manager it gives me an error Windows cannot find "C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe" Make sure you have typed the name correctly and ...
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How to install VMware Player 12 on 32-bit Windows 7?

Today downloaded VMware Player 12 to my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit laptop. I am trying to install it but get the error This installation package is not support by this process type contact product ...
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Tampering with the registry… deleting Security.evtx log file [on hold]

I have been playing around with a corporate system I have admin rights to, such as installing software and such, thus I'd like to remove traces (keys/values) on the registry. A couple issues come to ...
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window 7 cannot stop looping for failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

Anyone have this kind of problem before? I shut down my computer and I restart it. I can just see my screen show me about this line" failure configuring windows updates revert changes." After that, ...
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Windows Won't Recognize Login Password

I have a friend who has a laptop and it was working fine until two days ago. It won't accept his login password to get into Windows. I believe this may be a user profile corruption. When he was ...
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Windows Firewall will not start up

The only backstory I have is that, prior to me noticing that firewall had stopped working, I moved a ton of things (namely Program Files & x86 and ProgramData) from my C drive to my D drive. I ...
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Can't go into BIOS to change boot device

I completely erased my Hard Drive and installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. After a few months of using it I wanted to remove it, so I reboot my computer and pressed F12 (MultiBoot List.) ...