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Spurious alleged file corruption on Windows 7

Recently my Laptop sometimes warns about corrupted files on the hard drive (Samsung SSD PB22-JS3 TM). This has only happened so far when updating (or checking out) an SVN repository with either ...
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Windows 7's PATH and environment variables are corrupted

I have no clue, but lately I've been having this problem. After running my workstation suddenly something destroys PATH and lots of stuff stops working. Initially, my path had MANY directories listed ...
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Recycle Bin does not work or is corrupt

My Recycle Bin icon is on the Desktop but when opened it has none of the normal Recycle Bin functions (e.g. "Empty Recycle Bin") there is just "Organise". Here is some more info: If I delete ...
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Fix BSOD error 0x7B without reinstallation

I recently upgraded my machine from a z87 platform to an X99 platform (specifically the Asus x99 Deluxe + 5930k), and when I went to transfer my old SSD containing Windows 7 Pro x64 to the new build, ...
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How to re-enable a disabled device

I have a usb headset that, when installed, configured both the headphones and microphone. Because I wanted to continue using my 'line-out' connection for speakers i clicked the 'disable this device' ...
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Where does Windows 7 backup files? [on hold]

i appreciate your concern. i have installed windows 7 on my c drive.the c drive had a free space of 114 gb.after some time i discover that the free space has suddenly reduced to 111 gb.i had not ...
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Removing duplicates in a playlist in Traktor

My playlist in Traktor contains duplicate tracks: Is there any way to remove all duplicates at once? I use Traktor Pro 2.6.5 on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Can we set Cisco Jabber to open conversations in separate windows?

Lync provides an option to enable or disable tabbed conversations, but cannot find such option in Jabber. There's an option in Jabber conversations window to "Show this chat in a new window", but I am ...
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View entire file's path in Traktor when path is long

I would like to view the entire path of a track in Traktor. Is there any way to do so when the path is long? Usually I right click on the track, then select "edit" in the contextual menu, then scroll ...
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Windows Explorer favorites separator bar?

Seems like on the internet there's no solution for Windows 7 favorites bar separator? It's really confusing when there are so much links. I want to group it and separate it to make it easier to find, ...
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How to display the last user logged in Windows 7 PRO x64 logon

I want Windows to show the last user logged, so I only need to type my password, and I don't need to select my username. I thought it should be the default Windows behavior, but I've just installed a ...
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Cannot get minidump file of win 7 after it is get the bluescreen error

My PC run Win 7 pro OS. And it get bluescreen error, and I want to collect all minidump files in C driver. But there are no minidump files. I try to config my PC as these steps of each solutions ...
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What mechanism writes the dump files when a bluescreen occurs?

We are occasionally encountering a blue screen on certain Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. There is no dump file written. Despite extensive analysis and corrections no dump file is generated (nor in ...
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My computer won't go into standby or hibernate

I have a problem that I first noticed yesterday. Whenever I would press the half moon standby button on my keyboard, my computer would go to sleep. I also have a shortcut on my desktop configured to ...
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How can I copy a print file to a networked printer?

I have an Epson TM-T88V network printer. I can print to it using the printer driver. But I need to copy a "print file" to the printer using the command line, and this causes problems. I cannot use ...
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Name resolution for the name…timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded

I am getting this message in system event during my PC startup Name resolution for the name website.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded. And another same message ...
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How to revert an accidental file association

When I right-clicked into an .exe file then chose Open with... and I select choose a program then I selected the wrong program. I checked the checkBox that has the label Always use the selected ...
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where in the registry does Windows store, with which program to open certain file types?

After installing Adobe PDF reader: *.PDF will be opened by the same. *.html with web browser. *.txt with notepad. If we want to make notepad++ a default editor of text files. I guess it simply changes ...
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Microsoft virtual wifi mini adapter does not work after recovering from hibernate

I use the virtual wlan as an virtual access point and start and stop it via commandline. It works fine. The power management on this device is off and I stop the hosted network before I hibernate. But ...
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JavaScript error on embedded Internet Explorer

I have a wallboard setup to display statistics in the office, however the widget that uses embedded Internet Explorer keeps coming up with a JavaScript error. The error can be closed without ...
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Cannot click on anything in Windows 7

I've searched this thoroughly and haven't found any solutions. There are no duplicates that I've found thus far. I'm running Windows 7, and just today (not following any Windows updates, driver ...
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Mirroring laptop screen to TV wirelessly

I have a HP DV6 laptop and a SAMSUNG UE46F6505 smart TV. How can I connect/mirror my laptop to the TV wirelessly without an HDMI cable? Both the laptop and TV are connected the wireless router. I ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 from my OEM Windows 7 Pro Dell without install media which is currently running Ubuntu 14.04

I received this computer from work for free, its a Dell Vostro 3550 it came with the HD wiped of Windows 7 Pro, which was fine as I wanted a Linux machine. Now I am thinking I'd Like to install ...
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What causes icon corruption in Windows 7?

I have read this question and this workaround does not work for me. Now when I launch FileZilla the icon shows fine on the taskbar. How can I fix this in Windows 7? What causes icon corruption? ...
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Java download issue

Problem 1: I play Minecraft and some Steam games. But recently, I noticed I couldn't load webpages. I looked at resource monitor and saw that my Network graph was maxing at 10Kbps, quite frequently. I ...
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Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep?

Is it safe to disconnect a SATA disk during sleep Windows 7? Is the disk powered off when the computer successfully have entered sleep mode? This is not my system disk, it's just a spinning disk for ...
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How can I get the Windows XP Explorer in Windows 7?

I like the folder-tree behavior of Windows XP, that is, clicking on any folder on the left pane will automatically expand the folder-tree. Unfortunately this is not how Explorer works in Windows 7. ...
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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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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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How to re-enable green Offline Files icon in Windows 7

I have a few folders on a network share that I have set up to always be available offline using Sync Center. The sync works fine, but Windows no longer indicates which folders I've enabled sync on. ...
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How do I remove the Header and footer “area” from a word document?

I have a document, which has a normal cover. When I try to resize (upscale) a word in the first line after the header, this happens: Now I do not want the header and footer deleted, what I want is ...
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MySQL ODBC driver 5.1 and Windows 7

I successfully installed the MySQL ODBC 5.1 driver for Windows: But unfortunaly it doesn't appear in the ODBC Data Source Administrator of Windows (yes, I even did a log off + log on): Why?
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Temporary profile being loaded for some users

In one of my domains, I've got 2 users which have been on the network for multiple years. Suddenly, on only 3 of our many computers, they get a temporary profile load when they sign in. One is a local ...
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Changing size of login pictures on Windows7 via authui.dll

Using resource Hacker and authui.dll there is a lot of documentation about how to change various parts of the W7 login screen. What I have so far failed to manage is to change the size of the user ...
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Prevent printing to offline printers

Is there some way to prevent printing to printers that are offline (possibly, but not necessarily by making them not able to be selected until they are online again)? The situation is there is a ...
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How can I view a Skype conversation that is older than 3 months?

I need to view an old Skype conversation. This conversation is older than 3 months, Skype only allows me to select "Show messages from: Yesterday - 7 days - 30 days - 3 months" I need to see ...
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Why is my text size so small after changing my screen magnification to 125% and back?

I recently changed my screen magnification to "Medium - 125%" in Control Panel -> Appearance and Personalization -> Display, to test it out. I logged out and logged back in, and it worked. I didn't ...
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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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How to remove homegroup icon from Windows Explorer?

I'd like to remove "Homegroup" from the left side of my Windows Explorer in Windows 7/8.
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Reasons why new Google Maps is unbearably slow for me?

The new version of Google Maps is unbearably slow for me; both at home and in work. Both machines are Windows 7 64 Bit. My work colleagues have similar specs and never notice any issues. The ...
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How do I remove all proper nouns from the Dragon Naturally Speaking dictionary?

I would like to get rid of all proper nouns, and just add the few that I actually use. The best I have found so far is to display only words containing capitals letters as the screenshot below shows ...
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Msys shell exits immediately when run with command parameter

Running msys shell with a -c parameter makes it exit immediately after the command finishes execution. This is similar behavior to cmd utility where the /c switch has the same behavior, which can be ...
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3 external HDDs not recognized by 2 different computers?

Not sure how to approach this problem. We have 3 external HDDs: 2TB Fantom, 2TB and 4TB G-Drives. Manual backups, no automated/software. We each use 1 and use the 4TB for a duplicate backup of both ...
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New network name created every time I connect a Windows 7 machine to my Nexus One Portable Wi-Fi hotspot

I have my Nexus One configured as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot named AndroidAP JD. Whenever I turn on the wifi capability and connect to it with a Windows 7 machine, it remembers the password and connects ...
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Changing ALL System Fonts in Windows 7

I had a quick question about altering fonts in Windows 7 I was hoping someone could give me a hand with. I have a touch of OCD when it comes to consistency and am having trouble changing the system ...
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Mount and copy data from HDD with McAfee Endpoint Encryption

I have an old laptop on which I used McAfee Endpoint Encryption. I remember the password for it and can boot to Windows 7. However, I no longer recall my Windows logon. All I need to do is copy some ...
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Is it possible to deactivate preinstalled windows software and install it on a mac using Boot Camp?

There is a program that I would like to download for mac, but it didn't make a version specifically for mac yet. I have a PC with windows 7 on it (including the license key). Is it possible to ...
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Thunderbird not checking mail automatically

I'm using Thunderbird 15.0.1 Windows 7 x64. I figured out the issue few updates ego. Once I tried to turn off all add-ons, but its not helps. I have only one POP e-mail account (and it is default), ...
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AMD FM2 - Windows 7 - Slow downloads in IPv4, Fast IPv6 and uploads

I am having problems with one computer on my network. Same result wired or wireless, IPv4 Downloads are super slow. Uploads and IPv6 downloads are fine. Running windows 7 Pro - 64bit. Loaded the ...
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Remotely enable administrative share

Is it possible to enable or disable pc administrative share (ipc$, admin$, c$, d$), remotely? Thanks