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Copy Notepad.exe from system folder to desktop and run it

on some Windows 7 machine, notepad.exe can launch from desktop but lots of Windows 7 machine, no matter x86 or x64, it cannot start. no error no warning, just silently quit, like you never click on it ...
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Why does the cursor move back after saving a file on Notepad? [duplicate]

This is an irritating problem on Notepad in Windows 7 (64bit). I keep taking notes and saving them in notepad. I also save occasionally (CTRL+S). The moment I save, the cursor moves back a line, ...
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Make the contents of two folders appear in one

In Windows 7, I have three folders: "Images", "assets" and "all". I want the contents of "Images " and "assets" to appear in "all" automatically without copying those files into that folder (e.g. ...
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Sorting files in a folder into subfolders with a specific/maximum number of files

Im a bit of a noob on programming so i need some help. Im using windows 7 BTW i have several folders ; 0,A,B,C,D etc. each contains somewhere between 150 and 8000 files that start with the same ...
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Error 80073701 when installing Windows 7 Service Pack 1

I tried to install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 using Windows Update, and I got an error (code 80073701 - unknown error). I tried it again, same thing. Rebooted and tried again, same error. Before I ...
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Proxy PAC Rules - myIpAddress() does not take the right IP

I want to define specific proxy according the network I am connected and I tried to apply this solution, but this line: var ip = myIpAddress(); Does not give me the IP address of my wired ...
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Add a printer in WIndows 7 produces a hidden printer

On Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I've added a printer that uses an existing driver, and named it 'Canon 2-sided'. After doing so, the Devices and Printers control panel does 'not' show the new printer. ...
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Any workaround for Windows dual monitors bug--both monitors have blinking cursor as if to receive focus

This is a very annoying bug. It regularly fools me into typing in the wrong window, simply because the topmost window in each monitor continues to look as if it's active and has focus (title bar ...
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Why does moving large folders take a lot of time?

I have a large folder with >100k files. I moved it into my archive folder and its taking forever to move. Why is that? I know on XP it takes less than one second but not on Windows 7. I am sure its a ...
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How to see file version number like *.ax in Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

In Windows 7, it seems it's only possible to view a file's version number in the Properties dialog if it is a .dll/.exe file; if the file name extension is .ax, it won't show the file's version ...
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PC does not get ip address from router using wired connection

I have an ASUS WL-520GU wireless router with four LAN ports. When my laptop is running Windows 7, and I make a wired connection from the laptop to the router, the laptop does not get an IP address. ...
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How to make FreeCommander predict how to display folder depending of his content?

How to make FreeCommander predict how to display folder depending of his content? Is this possible? When pictures are inside folder, or videos, to use thumbnails, when other types are present to use ...
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Make certain programs run when connected to power supply (laptop)

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit on a Lenovo Laptop (X220i Tablet) I was wondering if it was possible (and if so, how) to have a list of certain programs that will run automatically if you are connected ...
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Power plan keeps getting changed to 'turn off after 20 minutes'

In Windows 7, I go into the Control Panel and select the Always On power plan - it should never turn off the display or put the computer to sleep, but it keeps reverting to turning off the display ...
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Why are deleted default libraries (for file-organization) recreated automatically?

From time to time I delete some of the default libraries of Win7. But out of some reason, they are being recreated again and again. I did not figure out yet when exactly this happens (it's not on the ...
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Lenovo Z570 HDD not visible in BIOS

My Lenovo Z570 laptop is acting weird these days. When I make it sleep or hibernate, and leave it for minimum 30~45 minutes,and try to start d laptop HDD light will be always ON and windows will not ...
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Where to find Wi-Fi drivers for Acer netbook

I've installed Windows 7 on my Acer netbook. To connect my netbook to my WiFi router (ISP is BSNL), I need wireless adapter drivers. I've googled but could not find any drivers for this. Where can I ...
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How to fix Grub Rescue error after deleting Jolicloud partition?

I have Jolicloud OS and Windows 7 dual boot and I deleted the Jolicloud partition. Next time I turned the computer on it said: error unknown filesystem grub rescue So I reinstalled Jolicloud and ...
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Ghost boot disk on a pen drive

I am in process of ghosting several windows 7 machines. I have disk but no pc comes with floppy drives. So I need an external so I was hoping to create a bootable pen drive with ghost. I have the ...
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BlueStacks uses lots of Internet traffic

I installed BlueStacks on Windows 7 Home Premium. It's using lots of Internet traffic. I've noticed that even when I'm not using BlueStacks, it's in system tray, fetching data and slowing down my ...
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Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.TaskbarIcon threw an exception

Upon each boot up of my windows 7 (64) PC I am getting a message as follows: The invocation of the constructor on type 'Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.TaskbarIcon' that matches the specified ...
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Laptop Bluray drive doesn't read any discs

No disc put into my drive will read. If I double-click in My Computer it ejects and asks me to insert a disc. CD, DVD, Bluray, video, audio, or data. Same results. I have an Asus N35SV laptop with ...
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Sticky notes on windows 7

I have Sticky notes running as a widget on windows 7. I would like to do the following Change that front to arial narrow and BOLD. I am aware of the font change fix. How do I get the bold in there ...
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External hard drive won't format due to “read-only” files

I have an external hard drive that has all of my media and files on it. It normally boots right up, but for some reason it's been having trouble. I normally use it on 2 computers, one with windows ...
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How to change scroll bar size in Windows 7

How to change scroll bar size in Windows 7?
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cant download site I get error 403 No bucket list of xml

I tried to download this webby addy https://the-aware-life-9.s3.amazonaws.com/ and I get error 403 forbidden. I want to know how to get the downloads via WGET or whatever. I used httrack and it did ...
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Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition - Can't install Windows 7

I received two computers, and they are both having identical problems. I am booting from USB and I see the hard drive, but I get this message "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or ...
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Can't Connect To VNC Server Through One Specific Wireless Access Point

I hope somebody can help me make sense of this: I have wireless access on my home router. In another part of the house, I have a wireless access point connected to my LAN (because it was out of range ...
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Launch “Switch Between Windows” shortcut from keyboard?

In Windows 7 there is a handy shortcut titled "Switch between windows", the actual filename is "Window Switcher.lnk". The shortcut brings up a view of my open windows where each window's content can ...
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Commit Charge < Physical Memory?

If Commit Charge is the total amount of physical memory and virtual memory; how can Commit Charge ever be less than Physical Memory? For example; I have in System Information in Process Explorer ...
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There is a “$REYCLE.BIN” folder in my external hard drive; can I delete it?

There is a "$REYCLE.BIN" folder in my external hard drive; can I delete it? What do I need to do?
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Unknown devices in Devices and Printers

I can find plenty of information on troubleshooting them but there's no trouble to shoot. I'm just seeing "Unknown Device" in the "Unspecified" section of Devices and Printers. Properties shows them ...
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Way to view primary monitor from secondary

Setup: Windows 7 x64 Dual monitors Primary monitor is used for most programs Primary is also used for TV, and a game console. Secondary monitor is used for music, ...
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Windows 7: File In Use when deleting file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I delete a 'locked' file? Trying to delete a file, and I get an error saying that the file is in use. I've tried to look for it in the Resource Monitor ...
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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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How to remove “System File” attribute from a file without command prompt?

Is it possible to take away a file's "system" file attribute without using command prompt? Basically, I want to do this: attrib "folder" -s attrib "file" -s without using command prompt, or a batch ...
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How to read this WinDbg dump

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17029 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump File [C:\Windows\Minidump\072814-13275-01.dmp] Mini Kernel Dump ...
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How do I display all power plans in Windows 7 notification area?

By default, only the most recently used plan as well as "balanced" are available. How do I display all 3 default power plans? I'd like to avoid third party programs if possible.
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How to uninstall an old Windows installation from 2nd drive that appears in boot menu?

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my new Vertex 3 240 GB SSD. However, my old Windows installation is haunting me as I am unable to delete the files, and it appears in boot menu. Now, I am not a ...
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How to make windows stop from trying to download authrootstl.cab?

Every time I start a specific signed app, Windows 7 tries to download the following file http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootstl.cab And this trial ...
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Powershell Add Firewall rule for remote desktop

I was running the following commands to enable remote desktop via powershell set-ItemProperty -Path 'HKLM:\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server' -name "fDenyTSConnections" -Value 0 and ...
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How can I remove an image file that freezes my computer each time I interact with it?

There is an image file that I just can't seem to get rid of no matter how hard I try. If I click on it, try to delete it, right-click on it, try to open it up, etc., it freezes my computer and I'm ...
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Realtek not detecting headphones or speakers

After having a set of crappy USB headphones (the headphones are crappy, not the USB), I bought a nice pair of headphones and attempted to use them with the front jack on my computer. To my dismay, ...
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Btsync: only three of five shares synced

I try to sync 5 shares from a Win7 computer to a linux box. The Linux box is configured by the following config. I experimented quite a bit with the settings but I only can get 3 of five shares ...
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virtualbox connecting server and client

so I want to finally set up my home virtual environment.. basically just a Windows server machine and a client Windows 7. I tried to do it couple of times already, but after setting up the server I ...
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Print legal size documents on Deskjet 5650 with Windows 7

I have a few users with Windows 7 and HP Deskjet 5650 printers. The printers will print just fine with 8.5x11 pages, but when you try to print with the legal size paper, the printer will scale the ...
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Possible to copy property information in Device Manager?

In Windows 7 "Device Manager", is it possible to copy a device's property details (other than manually transcribing)? If not, where are these properties and values stored? Perhaps I can go straight ...
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“location is not accessible” “access is denied” on CD-ROM, no GPO

I am a domain admin for my work network, and I have a client (mine), that is not able to access it's CD-ROM (note that USB storage is accessible). I have attempted the following: 1) Verified with ...
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How to reset windows 7 password when USB ports are also not working?

There is a strange problem with my Windows 7 HP laptop, which is further complicated by the fact that I donot remember administrator password. I was using the admin login through fingerprint reader, ...
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All computer changes discarded after restart

There's an Internet café that I frequent, and I've noticed that after restarting any computer - no matter what I did on that computer - it goes back to the exact same state as it was before, with all ...