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PS/2 mouse works with Windows 7 32-bit but not recognised by 64-bit, What to do?

Our USB mouse was stolen and a PS/2 OK_520 Mouse that works OK on my Medion PC, running Windows 7 32-bit, if plugged in before booting, is not recognised by Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell INSPIRONone_19T ...
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Windows 7 command to add a leading zero to a batch of filenames

Having trouble getting the correct command syntax. We need to add a leading zero to a batch of files in a directory on a regular basis. I cannot download and install a software item to do so. The ...
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I can't set a program as the default to open a filetype with in Windows 7

I am attempting to set the default program to open a file with and I am unable to do so. I am using Windows 7 and the file extension I am attempting to set a default program to is bfa (*.bfa); the ...
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How can I permanently fix a window that starts off-screen?

When running SQL Server Management Studio 2014, the Connect Object Explorer window always starts off-screen: I've tried the ALT+SPACE+M trick from this SU question and that works to move it, but ...
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Enabling USB to Windows XP in Hyper-V on Windows 10

My homebuilt computer runs 64-bit Windows 10 Pro with 8 GB of RAM, a Gigabyte UD3 motherboard and an AMD Phenom Duo Black processor. It originally had Windows 7 Pro. I have an Epson Perfection 3200 ...
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How to provide a verified server certificate for Remote Desktop (RDP) connections to Windows 10

We have a Windows 10 Pro machine at our office which has an open port to the internet for incoming remote desktop connections (a ‘host’). It is well protected by complex password and limited number of ...
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how to use space within pathname for Window's Robocopy

When my path for robocopy has a space, I surround it with " but get the weird error below... My .bat file contains: rem Backup scans ROBOCOPY "C:\Users\doug\Documents\My Scans\" "B:\BACKUP\My Scans\...
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How to Save Desktop icon layout position with a different profile for one or two monitors

i am working with a laptop at work, now, when im sitting at the office, i use dual monitor settings, and when i work outside the office, i work with only 1 monitor. the desktop icons are driving me ...
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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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Network issue with Windows 7 - characters keep appearing in putty session

I have searched for a solution to this problem on the internet for months, to no avail. Whenever I use putty to SSH to a server from one of my Windows 7 machines (64bit, PRO), I am constantly seeing ...
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Installing a version of windows that is from a retail ISO-with an OEM key? [duplicate]

I was wondering if anyone could explain to me if a Downloaded ISO that happens to be Windows 7 Home Premium-Retail Edition, can be activated with a Windows 7 Home Premium OEM Key that has never been ...
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Format USB Drive

I have a USB Flash Drive. While formatting the drive with the Windows 7 it failed leaving the message which is: windows was unable to complete the format I can see the drive with the Windows ...
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Windows 7 is blocking ports

I am trying to open port 80 and 3690 for HTTP and svnserve respectively (inbound for both). I have Windows Firewall off, and have tried temporarily disabling Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise, to no avail. ...
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CbsPersist, other files created and massive

I've never seen anything like this. I had a drive go bad, and ever since I replaced it, it seems that there are all kinds of permissions errors, to the point where I can't download anything or ...
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When renaming a file in Windows, CTRL + Backspace does not delete whole words

The Ctrl+Backspace shortcut for deleting whole words is a feature in most text editors and text inputs. Due to their usefulness, they have become a part of my everyday typing habits. However, in ...
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On my windows 7 the free space of local disc is going up and down randomly [duplicate]

On my windows 7 PC the free space of local disc is increasing and decreasing by 0.5-1 GB reapetedly.The total space of local disc is 39.0 GB. And often the windows defender is showing unwanted file in ...
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Can't change or set password in Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a new user in a Win7Pro computer. The computer has HP ProtectTools enabled. I cannot set the password from within HP ProtectTools or the User Accounts control panel, when logged ...
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On my Windows 7 PC The Free Space Is Going Up and Down

On my Windows 7 PC the free space on the local disk is increasing and decreasing automatically, and I haven't installed anything recently.The total space of my local disc is 39.00 GB.It is going up ...
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Windows 7 cannot view FAT32 formatted bootable usb drive

I'm having some issue where when I run bootsect with a command line of "bootsect.exe /nt52 : /force /mbr", then Windows 7 (the comp I'm running bootsect on) can no longer view the contents of the usb ...
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Random mouse freezing

My mouse (mice actually, tried two different mice) frequently freezes, and becomes unresponsive. Sometimes I hear the Windows unplugging sound (as if I removed the mouse from my USB port) and ...
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Is there any Open Source Office Chat Messenger? [closed]

I am looking for an open source instant chat messenger for Office purposes.
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One computer (Win7) with two network adaptors, how to configure it to work as a network bridge/sniffer

I have a laptop (Win7) with two Ethernet ports (actually one original, one USB-Ethernet adapter). Both of them can work individually well. Now I want to configure these two network adapters in this ...
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Windows 7 boots to black screen with blinking cursor

I have an Alienware M17x that dual boots into Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. Currently, the computer starts at the GRUB loader and will boot into Ubuntu, but if I try to boot into Windows, I ...
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Multiple Monitor Setup with Display Port Daisy Chain

I recently purchased a Lenovo Workstation fitted with an Nvidia Quadro K620 (https://www.pny.com/nvidia-quadro-k620?sku=VCQK620-PB) which supports daisy chaining monitors over the DP 1.2 / MST ...
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Which Windows 7 log file contains audio jack connections/disconnections information?

I have a problem with my new computer. Sometimes a toast is displayed telling that headphones has been connected to front panel of my PC case, and i never connected a headphone to that audio jack ...
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How do I resolve the error “The local device name is already in use.”?

I try to map a network resource to my local device. I receive the following error: The local device name is already in use. I have the problem to find which purpose the device is used for. I try a ...
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Why is checking Windows Update so slow?

I have Windows 7 PCs that have automatic update turned off. I do updates in batch once a month or so. But each time "check for update" takes 15 to 30 minutes. I don't understand why checking for ...
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What would cause a Dell Latitude d630 laptop battery to fail to charge?

I recently purchased a Dell latitude D630 from an acquaintance. It came without a battery, but I bought one from Amazon to replace the missing one. However, the battery refuses to charge. I cleaned ...
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Can Windows-7 Remote Desktop into a MacBook?

I want to program on my MacBook Pro from my huge Windows 7 monitors. I've enabled Remote Login and Remote Mgmt at the MacBook. MacBook and Windows-7 desktop on same LAN. Windows-7 Network explorer ...
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Where can I see the total size is the selected torrents in qBittorent?

After selecting several torrents in qBittorrent, where can I see the total size these torrents would take after the download is completed? (i.e., the sum of the "total size" column of the selected ...
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Windows break out of search mode to acquire address

I was working on setting an environment variable in windows. I didn't know where the file was that I wanted to find so I used the search bar in windows. But once I found the file I was unable to copy ...
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Groovy console won't load on Windows 7 x64

I've never worked with Groovy before. I installed the executable and the latest JDK from the Java website. I set my system ENV variables JAVA_HOME to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_77 and ...
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new Samsung S27D850T monitor looks a little greenish compared to existing SA850T monitors

I have 2 Samsung SA850T monitors, each about 2 years old, plugged into my Dell OptiPlex 9010 Windows-7 desktop , and 1 new Samsung S27D850T. All set to same configuration, especially exact same color ...
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BlueScreen and then memtest86 crashed, time to buy a new PC?

I think my computer has a hardware problem. It's a 5 years old Dell XPS 8100, the same one which had shutdown problems 3 months ago (by the way, those problems just stopped happening, magically I ...
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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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PowerShell commands no longer recognized

I installed a package on my Win7 x64 computer using Chocolately. As part of the installation, it wanted to upgrade PowerShell to 5.0. Since this happened basic PowerShell commands no longer work. I'...
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Can't ping localhost/or reach locally hosted domain

I can’t reach a locally hosted domain, and in testing I have discovered I can’t ping localhost or the actual IP either. The OS is Windows7 64bit, Pro. DNS works, I can ping others on my network, ...
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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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USB Flash Drive Not Accessible

I have a USB flash drive that has worked up until yesterday. I think I may have forgot to safely eject the USB drive under Windows 7 since that was the last time I remember it working. On my Ubuntu ...
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How to always trust software during install?

I am installing a program, and I keep getting this prompt: Would you like to install this device software? Name: Juno LTD. Jungo Connectivity Publisher: Atmel Norway [✓] Always trust software from "...
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Copying new files to network drive in windows 7 gives me the error: Path does not exist

I'm trying to save a new excel file on a network drive. I can access the drive, see all files, go through them but when i want to save my work from excel to this drive it gives me the error:Path does ...
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How to make the program name appear in the titlebar

In the old days the program name used to always appear in the title bar. How can I get this back on Windows 7? From time to time I use 3 different browsers IE, Chrome, FF and it would be so much ...
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Hard Drive Not Accessible Access Denied [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to transfer files from an internal server to an external server based terminal. I have copied the files I need onto an external hard drive using the internal based server. ...
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Fix image previews and thumbnails in explorer on Windows 7?

Image files used to show as thumbnails in the explorer window, and a larger preview could be seen in the preview pane (alt+p). Now for some unknown reason, I just see a default image icon in both the ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade for many PCs

I am supposed to upgrade about 70 PCs from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (via the free method of Windows Update). The thing is, that the internet is slow, and when I am trying to download about 3 Windows ...
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error 1325 <username> is not a valid short File Name

While trying to install *.msi or file on a windows 7 operating system I got the following error: error 1325 <username> is not a valid short File Name How can I fix this issue so the install ...
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how to edit autoplay action for device? (Windows 7/8)

I'm looking for a way to add a program to the list of default autoplay actions when I connect a device, specifically opening up iFunBox when connecting an iPhone. Default Programs Editor will let you ...
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How to highlight file without mouse after ctrl + down

How do I highlight a file, skip to another file in the folder, and highlight it also, without using the mouse? Example, how do I select the file called "3 - SelectFoo.txt"
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Set default internet connection to use 3G vs built-in wireless

Windows 7 laptop with an built-in wireless NIC and USB 3G device. If the wireless network connection fails I want to automatically kick over to the 3G connection. I can have both running at the same ...