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Is there any solution for HDMI sound with virtualbox?

I used to use virtualbox on windows 7 with no problem,but recently i added HDMI graphic card but when i boot to windows xp sp3 from virtualbox there is no sound.....so does virtualbox support HDMI or ...
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No Homegroup Computers, Network Troubleshooter Fails

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Homegroup, between two Windows 7 Home Premium machines. On one machine I get this: The other machine in the Homegroup is perfectly happy and is able to see and ...
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Fonts are not smooth - Office 2013

I am using Office 2013 on windows 7. When read or write mails on outlook 2013, the fonts appeared to be distorted and annoying. Not readable compared to browsers and other apps. I have reset to ...
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Windows is not genuine slmgr -rearm error

I am working on building a custom image of widows 7 in audit mode. I run into an error with my unatttend.xml file when i reboot the computer out of audit mode and i get an error that windows could not ...
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Resolving System Restore error - Error 0x800423F3 - The writer experienced a transient error

System restore just stopped working, when I needed it most. (tried diff restore points... same error). Now everytime I run system-restore, it fails with the above error message. I cleared the event ...
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What keeps my USB connected, powered PCIe Extender losing signal?

I have a Single R9 Fury X graphics card connected to a PCI Express x1-x16 USB 3.0 Extender on a Crosshair V Formula-Z MB and it keeps losing signal after about 5-10 minutes. My pc is running fine ...
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How can I enable OSX 'inverted' scrolling on my keyboard (win7)?

I have bought a new keyboard (Logitech k400), and it's trackpad has two finger scroll which works in the 'standard' windows direction (swipe up to scroll up the page). However my laptop's built in ...
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How can I reinstall integrated webcams driver?

My integrated webcam was working,but suddenly it is not. It is not recognized by any applications, webcam as well as imaging devices are not shown in the device manager. I think by reinstalling the ...
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how to set environment variables in VM Fusion Windows 7

I have installed windows 7 just fine via VM Fusion, but am having trouble setting environment variables, as i cannot edit files on the C: drive. A specific example is the trouble i'm having with R ...
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Windows 10 IE11 Compatibility Mode

I have been using Windows 8.1 Pro for awhile and i can access this webpage by adding it into compatibility view in IE. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 via the preloaded options given. I ...
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In Win7, How to set a shortcut key with the windows logo key?

Windows logo key provides some system shortcut keys like "win + R" for "Run" and so on, which I find to be very convenient. But when I wish to set some my own shortcut keys in a shortcut's ...
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VM engine that reuses installed OS

I am running a tripple-booting MacBook Pro. It boots between Ubuntu, Mac and Win7 (likely going to drop Win10 on it asap). Now I would like to do tasks in my Mac, my primary OS, while pulling updates ...
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How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer “Details view”

How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer "Details view" When you select any file in Windows and view its properties, you can see the 'property' ...
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Memory Leak from Tags (Poolmon) FSTB and/or SCDG

I have a huge memory Leak (2GB+) happening from the first second I turn on the PC (Windows 7, 6GB RAM). Poolmon points to two tags (the same amount of memory, however sometimes its the first and ...
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How to merge MP4 files with different frame rates and different audio sample rates

I have four MP4 files called "file_1", "file_2", "file_3" and "file_4" and I wish to merge them into one file in the following order: file_1, file_2, file_3 and file_4. file_1 has the following ...
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What does “Locale ID” mean in Windows 7 error reports?

I have come across a "Problem Signature", as follows, which contains a "Locale ID". What does it mean? Problem signature: Problem Event Name: PowerShell NameOfExe: powershell.exe ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...
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Prevent full screen applications from minimizing when they lose focus?

I'm playing some Steam games on fullscreen, but they only use one monitor. If I try to use my browser on my second monitor, the game minimizes. Is it possible to prevent a full=screen application ...
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Windows batch file deletes and recopies files WAY too fast - should take 15+ seconds, takes < 1 second. Why?

I wrote a script that checks to see if a folder exists, and if so, empties it. it then waits 5 seconds, then proceeds to recopy new (or maybe the same) files back into the folder. When the folders ...
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Legal Windows for Virtual Machine

I want to have a free and legal Windows OS on a virtual machine such as VMware, virtual box etc. It seems that Windows “Starter Edition” fits the needs. Can someone confirm this? If it is not, then ...
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How to search for only folders in Windows 7 instead of folders AND files

I've had some issues with the new search function in Windows 7. The Search in Windows XP was packed with so many more options. The only option I can access now are Date Modified and Size. Any ...
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Why is my mouse randomly deselecting and unclicking?

(Windows 7 x64, Logitech MX1100 mouse) If I click/hold/ the mouse, like on the title bar of a folder to move it, or to select text, the mouse will randomly "unselect" it and then randomly reselect at ...
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Printing “£” on a Star TSP100 usb printer

I am using TSp100 USB printer but every time I try to print a British Pound sign (£) I get a funny ß character printed on the receipt instead when using the Star TSB100 USB Printer. I installed the ...
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When inserted my external HDD all external HDD and flashdrive doesn't detected

I have this weird problem, whenever I inserted my external HDD it will not show in BIOS, device management and even in my computer. It becomes weird becomes when I inserted it it will make other ...
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How to change audio port types on Realtek ALC892

I'm running Realtek HD Audio Manager ALC892 v6.0.1.7525. I want the Rear Speaker Out (black) to be treated as Front Speaker Out (green). There are examples on the internet showing to how do this ...
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TrueCrypt not resuming previously deferred tasks

After using TrueCrypt to encrypt my laptop's internal drive, I decided to try encrypting my external backup drive as well. 37 hours later, I deferred the task — an action I've had no issue with ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Running beyond compare 3 from mercurial

I need to run beyond compare using mercurial. I have tried this (in the .hgrc). [extensions] hgext.extdiff= [extdiff] cmd.vdiff = C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 3\bcomp.exe which works; but ...
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Latest amd HD audio device driver doesn't work in windows 7 64bit

I have amd radeon HD 6900 graphics card. I updated the drivers via catalyst setup and then I had no sound. My pc is connected to my tv/monitor via hdmi cable. I have tried restarting, sleeping, ...
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Unable to block a website through System32/drivers/etc/hosts

I am trying to block social media and news websites on my local machine (Windows 7). I added the below lines into my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.thatstamil.com 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com In ...
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While in a remote desktop session in Windows 7, alt-tab to go back to the host machine

I use alt+tab all day long to switch between windows. When I'm working remotely, I'll use Remote Desktop to log in to my Windows 7 PC at work. From the host machine, it's simple to alt+tab to switch ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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Card reader making a loud beeping sound on Windows 7 machine

I have a laptop with a card reader. Runs Windows 7. When I lock my laptop using Windows+L , and if there is still a card present/inserted in the Card reader, the Laptop sounds 3 loud beeps as it goes ...
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Can't launch get windows 10 app

I have Windows ProfessionalN and 3 days ago I decided to make a fromat. I had had my Windows 10 reserved before I reinstalled my system. I know there were plenty of similar threads like this, but I've ...
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System insomnia! Wakes up after 50 seconds after going to sleep

My desktop won't stay asleep. It consistenly wakes back up after approximately 50 seconds. This happens regardless of whether I manually select Sleep from the start menu, or if it goes to sleep on ...
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Cannot connect to a shared network drive

I am using windows 7, I cannot connect to a shared network drive on another machine. I can ping the machine. I can remote desktop connect to the machine. The machine is on the same subnet My friend ...
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Delay explorer on start up

I have an issue where an employee's computer does not have their "My Doc's" on startup. After going through various testing I have determined that the issue is residing with the explorer shell loading ...
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Getting Windows 10 from “Non Genuine” Windows 7 Gateway

My SO bought a computer from Gateway which originally came with a copy of Windows 7 installed. She did not keep the OEM install disk when she received the desktop. After her OS crashed, I ...
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Linux 64bit on Virtual Box with window 7 profession 64 bit

I have HP ProBook 450 G1 Laptop with Window 7 Professional. It is Intel Core i7 and it claim it has Virtualization Technology. But I can't find it in Bios to enable it. Now I installed Oracle Virtual ...
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Why does my Windows computer immediately turn back on after sleep/hibernate?

After clicking sleep or hibernate in Windows 7, my computer loads for a while and then goes into sleep mode, but not 1 second later it powers back up. The event log has no errors and no warnings ...
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Why does my computer restart immediately after I shut it down?

After I shut down my computer it automatically starts up again. I've tried re-installing Windows 7 64-bit, resetting my BIOS, installing the newest drivers and also changing the boot and recovery ...
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How to keep external USB drives from sleeping (Windows 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to setup Windows to not put my external drive to sleep? I have an HP Windows 7 box and a few various brands of external USB drives. One major annoyance of this set ...
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Update failed, how to restart it?

As you can see in the screenshot below, the update has failed. Windows 10 update is now not downloading. How can I restart this failed update?
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How to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 from free upgrade?

Is there a way to get a product key for a clean install of Windows 10 Pro? I have tried using various product key finders (Magical Jellybean KeyFinder, NirSoft ProduKey, KeyFinder Thing) to extract ...
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Windows 7 product key does not work on Windows 10

I just did a fresh Window 10 installation from .iso files on the computer I was running Windows 7 on before. I have the original Windows 7 DVD's, with a valid key that I was using before. Now I tried ...
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Can't install iTunes because Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

I am having a problem installing iTunes on my Windows 7 laptop. When I tried to run the application I got this message: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if ...
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - Not Downloading?

I "reserved" weeks ago, and so far as far as I can tell I have not seen any unusual network activity. I assume it is not DLed yet, as I have not gotten a "upgrade now" prompt. Currently, I have 0 ...
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My webcam just came on “out of the blue”

I have a Microsoft LifeCam HD sitting atop my monitor. Today, completely out of the blue, its light came on -- I was simply browsing the web (in Chrome) when it happened. After about 5 minutes the ...
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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Computer slowed down - no virus/fragmentation issues I can see

OK, here's an obvious question which typically gets the "fragmented drive and/or virus and/or too many programs running" answer. The thing is, I'm not a dummy (I'm a software engineer, although not ...