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Why doesn't Windows 7 always create 100MB partition?

I have two 500GB hard drives in my laptop. I have formatted both so they contain nothing. When I'm installing Windows 7, depending on the drive I choose to install Windows on I may or may not get the ...
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How to enable Internet Connection Sharing using command line?

I can do it manually by right-clicking on a network connection, opening the Sharing tab and clicking on the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" check ...
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How to manage this unallocated space?

That's how my whole drive looks like and the options that I can do with the Unallocated space. I have unallocated that space from the C:/ drive. I want to make it Free and add it to the Free space on ...
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sing CapsLock to switch the keyboard language layout

Currently I am using Recaps for switching between keyboard layouts. But I am looking for a replacement, because it is a little buggy and not updated for years. Do you know any replacement?
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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Start MySQL from the command line without losing prompt

I'm on Windows 7. I'm trying to run a .bat file where I stop and start MySQL and run some other commands. However, running "C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP\binaries\mysql\bin\mysqld.exe" results in ...
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Windows 7 - Can I “Make text and other items larger or smaller” different on separate displays? The selection applies to all 3 of my monitors

I use three monitors. One is my laptop, and the other two are large Dell monitors. In the "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution" screen, I can change the ...
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Lost all desktop settings

I'm using windows 7. I logged in one morning and found my desktop background was black, and I had lost all my desktop icons & settings. I then found that I could not open any application - it ...
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How do I send a keyboard layout switch event with autohotkey in Windows 7?

I want to remap the keyboard layout/language switching to Win+Space, I tried it with: LWin & Space::Send, ^+ But it doesn't seem to work, I would want it to send a Ctrl+Shift sequence so ...
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captivate 7 does not run the exe on windows xp

We are using adobe captivate 7 installed (trail version ) in a windows 7 with SP1 computer . when we publish it and run exe in the windows XP (home ) under administrator we get following error even ...
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How to completely disable Touch Screen on Windows 7

I have a Dell Precision laptop, and on Windows 7 I've been having trouble with the touch screen. The cursor jumps around the screen when I'm not touching it. I'm not sure if it's a driver issue, or a ...
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Symbolic link or Junction to a Networked Samba Share

I have a samba share mounted as a network drive. However, I can't make any sort of symbolic link or junction point to it. Is this possible? When I try the following command: mklink /D X:\Samba\dir ...
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How to disallow USB devices to wake the computer by default in Windows 7

Every time I plug in a new mouse/keyboard or plug an existing one to a new USB port, I have to manually go to the device manager, go to the device's property page, and uncheck "Allow this device to ...
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Images not appearing in print preview - Chrome

Using Windows 7. The photos(images) are not appearing in the Print preview in chrome browser - version 36.0.1985.125m onwards. The maps works fine. I have attached a sample. This is happening in the ...
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In Windows 7, why won't my display stay off despite the power settings saying it should?

I'm completely stumped by this. My simple use case is that when I'm in bed, I use a cordless mouse to browse the web, watch videos, etc. - the monitor is across the room. When I'm going to sleep, I ...
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Cannot open android emulator in eclipse

When I try to run my application in eclipse as a android application, it shows the error," No space on the device". What am I supposed to do?
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trying to delete a file called search protect

have a file called, search protect, which I am trying to delete but cannot. every time I try a message comes up and says, You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Search Protect. Please contact ...
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Dual boot - two instances of Windows 7 on different hard drives

I have a Dell E6410 laptop and my plan is to purchase a 2nd hard drive and caddy so that I can have two hard drives instead of the built-in HDD and the CD drive. The built-in HDD has Windows 7 ...
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printing documents is slow on 64 bit windows machine when compared with 32 bit windows machine

I have developed a Windows Service using C# which prints the documents from my C# windows application. The service prints the documents fast when my printer is connected to windows 32 bit ...
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Can updating the hosts file in Windows via batch file cause harm?

I have this script that I have saved as a .bat file. Can it hurt a computer? echo # >> %Windir%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts echo 0.0.0.0 www.facebook.com >> ...
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How to start a program and close it right after it's launched with BAT/CMD file?

There are two program A and B. What I want to do is: 1,Launch program A; 2,Close program A; 3,Launch program B; 4,Close program B; How can I write the bat file? My previous work; A.exe TSKILL A ...
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Windows 7 Blue Screen After Power Cut During Update

My windows was updating displaying the "Configuring Windows Update" and suddnly there was a power cut so pc shutdown, after that whenever i tried to boot it and it will pass the windows 7 logo screen ...
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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Why does Windows 7 has higher disk usage than Ubuntu? [on hold]

This is what I noticed from looking at the disk indicator light. This also happens right after an update to the OS. When windows 7 restarts after installing some security updates it continues to have ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEH25EN function keys not working

I have recently formatted my Vaio laptop - Windows 7 64 bit. I found that Function Keys are not working properly. And I would like to share the solution to all.
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Why does Firefox say it's already running when there's only one profile in use, no-remote switch not used?

I know that if you start your default Firefox profile with the no-remote switch, you won't be able to click on links in other apps without getting the "Firefox is already running" message. However, I ...
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Identify user profile loaded into HKCU from remote command prompt

I need to modify a setting in the currently logged-on user's HKCU branch of the Registry on a remote Windows 7 Pro PC. I cannot connect using the Remote Registry functionality in regedit.exe but I do ...
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Numerous errors when initializing stuff, explorer.exe's Server execution failed" error, and more - advice needed

Recently I've started experiencing a very bad OS behavior: Something is messed up with the windows' queue managing or communication, here is what I'm experiencing: opening a link to a folder -> ...
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Audio Input and Output problems

There's a problem with my audio that I searched all over Google but never found an answer. So what happens is that when I plug earphones in, the sound would come out from the speaker instead. In order ...
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Windows 7 Gadgets - safety? [on hold]

I know that Microsoft has discontinued Gadgets. However it seems that it is really the sidebar that can have a dangerous gadget installed in it. So, my question is: I use the following gadgets as ...
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P2V using Acronis True Image Home 10 and Windows 7

I have a full system image using Acronis True Image Home 10 and want to run it as a virtual machine on Windows 7 Professional. I have created a virtual machine but Windows Virtual PC doesn't allow ...
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Microsoft Security Essentials expired

I use MS Security Essentials on my Windows 7 x64. I've been using it for years and since a few days now it does not update the definition files. I tried to do it manually, and I get the following ...
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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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“Anonymous logon” happen once in a while on my machine

There is some random "Anonymous logon" session happening once in a while from 3 machines in our company, 3 machines on around 1000. I have a windows 7 enterprise 64 bits edition. I have all updates ...
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Graphic Drivers issue with Dell Inspiron 15R n5010 Window 7 32bit

I am facing distortion issue with my laptop Dell inspiron 15r n5010 Window 7 32 bit I can see only two resolutions on my laptop 800*600 and 1024*768. Could you please help me which display driver i ...
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Some keys sometimes does not respond after boot (Dell usb keyboard)

On my work, the new computers bought some time ago have the same issue: after booting, some keys does not respond, randomly. E.g.: Yesterday, left ctrl did not work. Today, left win key does not ...
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How can I automatically rotate the content on a public display? [on hold]

I work for an airport. They put up a shuttle bus Monitor. It's a screen connected to a computer that shows a website that shows where our shuttle buses are. I would like to make the computer switch ...
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teamviewer display is slow to refresh

I'm using teamviewer from time to time to connect my portable computer with my desktop computer when I need to check on something (personal use). One of the main things I've been noticing is that it ...
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What are the amd64 files in Windows 7 x64?

Is it safe to delete "amd64" files from my Windows folder? My machine is a Dell using an Intel Processor, so why would I need AMD files? If they are 'protected' how can I delete batches of them? I ...
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Windows Color Picker only accepts 2 digits

In the Windows Colour Picker dialogue, I have discovered that I am only able to manually enter two digits in the RGB boxes. This seems to be a bug in Windows, and has been around for awhile. I found ...
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Why does DropBox occasionally add *com.dropbox.attributes files?

I've been a user of Dropbox for a few years now. Just recently I noticed that files with the extension com.dropbox.attributes started to appear in some dropbox sub-folders. Steps I create a new ...
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Windows 7 “Waiting for background program to close”

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. When I shut down my computer why does the screen show this: Before shutting down I'm close all programs.
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Are there any issues with cloning a Windows installation?

I'm sure cloning isn't the Microsoft approved method, but will it actually give issues in the real world? Sysprepped images take additional time to set up and deploy (Setup is configuring your ...
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Sharing a folder between windows 7 and mac os x on vmware

I need to share a folder between windows 7 and mac os x on VMware. How can this be done?
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Modify the tags in windows explorer details pane for folders (Windows 7)

I want to add property tags to the details pane for Windows explorer for the folder type. I have successfully done this for file types but cannot achieve this for a folder itself. To do this for files ...
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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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why after Frequent unexpected power cuts, my computer takes long time to turn on? [on hold]

My UPS is not working. So after frequent unexpected powercuts, I Can't shutdown my computer properly. at first it took 5 minutes to turn on, later 10 min, now it is almost 45min to turn on my ...
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Unknown Java error: Warning: Unable to load Java Runtime Environment

I am getting the following error dialogue when I want to run a program. The program has previously worked and it is giving this error all of a sudden: Warning: Unable to load Java Runtime ...
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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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Faulty inetres.adml on Windows 7 client? [migrated]

I am a system integrator in training and I've been running into an issue when setting up our systems. After installing all updates on Windows 7 there is an error message when opening the Group Policy ...