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Encryption and Decruption with GPG

A friend and I have a bunch of files that I encrypted stored on google drive. The issue comes up that he can't decrypt anything there. The steps I've taken thus far are 1.) Encrypt the ...
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Realtek audio AC 97 5.1 on Windows 7: Terrible subwoofer quality

I have a media center PC with on-board Realtek AC97 Audio. I have been using Windows XP for a couple of years with great audio quality. I just upgraded this PC with Windows 7 and installed the latest ...
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Get Notified of Errors in Windows Event Log

I wrote a powershell script to make a database dump that I plan on having run nightly with Windows Task Scheduler. It outputs to a log file so I can make sure everything is working, but I want to be ...
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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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Cant connect wirelessly Windows 7 toshiba laptop

so I have a toshiba laptop, and the wireless network card inside is an Intel Centrino N-2200.My laptop never had connectivity problem until today, I turned off the wifi access on the laptop(with the ...
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How can I find out when Windows was last restarted?

How can I know when my computer running Windows 7 was last restarted? I prefer a solution that doesn't involve searching the event log, but something like wmic or maybe cmd commands.
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How to diagnose slow (only for awhile after start) Windows 7 machine?

I've got a Lenovo Ideapad, with a dual core Atom processor and Windows 7 that exhibits some odd behaviour. It's insanely slow right after boot. The disk drive will be lit up solid and grinding away ...
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How can I detect the amount of memory slots I have?

I know that there used to be a Corsair memory detection tool, but I can no longer find it. I didn't find anything when searching Google. I would like to scan my machine to know a few things: How ...
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What is preventing Firefox from deleting active logins/cookies on exit?

Alright, so I want Firefox to delete all active logins/cache when I close it. My privacy settings are: Accept cookies from sites Accept third-party cookies: Always Keep until: I close Firefox ...
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How to change the printer icon displayed in the Control Panel

Printers are displayed in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers often with a vendor supplied icon. Is it possible to replace that with a custom icon?
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Setting up a virtual Com Port?

What I need to get to work together: A USB barcode scanner A Windows (7) Machine A piece of software that listens for data over a COM port So I believe I need a way to make USB device appear to be ...
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Move HDD to another laptop, can't change Windows 7 product key

One of my clients returned to me a Dell Latitude laptop that runs Windows 7 Pro with an OEM product key (bad motherboard). Now, I have a laptop that is the same model (it is already set up with ...
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How to copy and paste content from PostGIS psql console in Windows 7?

I just get started with POSTGIS and I am digging through Mannig's POSTGIS in Action. I am using Windows 7, POSTGIS 1.5 and Postgresql 9. Sadly, I am not able to copy and paste anything from my text ...
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Evaluate %PATH% as the system-scope environment variable exclusively

In Windows' command line, echo %PATH% appears to merge the system and the user variables PATH in such order before printing. That seems reasonable, but I would also like to be able to print only the ...
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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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Intermittent recurring ping general failure to internet but not router

I have found very few posts that fit my exact scenario, but the ones I've found don't have helpful answers. (Like this one: ...
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Windows media player rating stars disabled/greyed out

I'm unable to rate any of my songs using WMP. I've been rating songs on WMP for some time. But suddenly, I can't rate/ change my ratings. I cant do it using the normal 5 star rating control at top ...
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I have been running Ubuntu off a flash drive on my Windows 7 laptop and now suddenly Windows won't boot

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a USB flash drive and have been using it on my Windows 7 laptop. During the startup process I would press F12 and then select to boot off my USB drive. Ubuntu would ...
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Bootscan after virus find without log files update?

During a quick search avast found and removed a virus on my PC (Win32:Ramnit-DO). After that it I updated the software (today an update came out) and it wanted to do a reboot to make a bootscan which ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Del on a Mac with Windows

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows on my Mac. Last night I tried to compress the memory of C, then after that finished, it told me to Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart How do I press these ...
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What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
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Which driver to install for touchpad anti-palm detection?

I have an Acer Aspire 5742Z with the factory touchpad installed. Which additional driver do I need to install in order to gain the anti-palm detection (PalmCheck™) feature? At the moment, my only ...
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Adobe Reader 11.0.07 freezes for ~8 seconds when opening a PDF file

Whenever I open Adobe Reader by opening a .pdf file on my system (Windows 7 x64) if the Internet connection is not available (no connection at all, or even wrong Internet settings, like a proxy that ...
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Windows 7 won't detect ethernet cable

A month or two ago, I bought an ethernet cable to replace my existing wireless connection on my computer, as I frequently live stream and wireless connection is too unstable to do that. I should also ...
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Laptop reboots directly after bios

I have an HP EliteBook that refuses to boot the internal ssd. The pc booted fine but went into a hang during the day and I had to force power off. Since then it return to the first bios screen ...
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How to access the stuff/material of my PC through my android mobile? [on hold]

I have windows 7 Home Premium in my PC and I want to access all stuff of my PC through my android mobile, it is possible even then when my PC is off. please answer. Thanks..
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How play multiple audio files located on smartphone through Windows 7?

When I connect my LG Optimus F3Q to my Windows 7 PC, it connects in "Media sync (MTP)" mode. I can get into the file structure of the phone and its SD card through Windows Explorer and double click ...
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Terminology of computer terms [on hold]

What are "feeds" and what are "unread feeds" I cannot find the help functions anymore and therefore have to ask such -for you- probably simple questions.
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How can I disable laptop keyboard but not wireless keyboard? (Windows 7)

I am using Windows 7 on an Acer Aspire 5755G laptop. How can I disable my laptop keyboard without disabling the wireless external keyboard? (I guess I am looking for the Windows 7 equivalent of this ...
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Windows 2008 Folder redirection doesn't seem to work for some folders - Group Policy propagation issue

Tearing my hair out - hoping someone can spot my (probably obvious) mistake: I'm setting up a home LAN running Windows 2008 R2 with Windows 7 Ultimate clients. I'm trying to redirect the various ...
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Why can't I update Adobe Flash and remove Adobe Air?

My computer came with Adobe Flash and Reader installed on it. I was trying to view a video one day that said I needed Adobe Air to view so I started the download and viewed the video. Later on Adobe ...
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Hard Drive Failure? Cannot run CHKDSK. Recovery?

I have WD My Book Essential 3TB external drive for more than 2 years now. It worked fine until about a month ago when it stopped being recognized. After extensive googling, I ran chkdsk /r on it and ...
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How to remap Caps Lock to CTRL on windows 7 with no admin rights and no third party applications

On my work PC, with no admin and a desire of not installing 3rd party stuff: How can i remap the Caps Lock key to function as CTRL? I'm aware of system wide registry hacks with this key: ...
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Random shutdown on aspire 4935G

(on AC(with battery plugged) or AC only) the laptop just random shutdown without any notice when.. -left idle for some time -but this problem don't happen when the cpu busy like playing games,or ...
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How do I setup bluetooth communication on windows 7 for my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones?

I am having trouble initiating bluetooth communication with my wireless Philips SHB4000 headphones. The picture provided above displays a quick overview of how far I have attempted to solve this ...
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Can't access/share Homegroup folders

I have 1 system where everyone is able to access read/write to the homegroup folders. However, every other system can not access each others and the one system that all the other systems can ...
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How do I move a RemoteApp window using the keyboard?

In Windows, you can normally use the Win-left/right arrow keys to move and resize a window to occupy the left/right half of a screen. When using a Remote Desktop in full-screen mode, this also works. ...
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How to recover TrueCrypt partition deleted with Windows Disk Manager

I got a whole HDD encrypted with TrueCrypt (one partition, non-system disk). I have deleted this partition by coincidence with windows 7 disk manager. Now, I can't mount the TrueCrypt disk (saying ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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How to get Windows 7 logon wallpaper to tile to other monitors?

In 2000/XP/Vista it was easy to set a wallpaper for the logon screen, either manually through tools like Logonstudio or simple registry changes by hand on prepared installation images or through ...
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How to keep windows hint from disappearing?

Please see the picture, Very often I need to read the hint that comes out after mouse hovering on it. But it only shows for a few seconds and then diappear. Sometimes the text is long and I have not ...
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Multiple instance of rundll32.exe found, but what are they doing ? Suspious?

I recently found there are always two instance of rundll32.exe running on my computer. I was able to retrieve info about modules that are using them, but what are these modules? Am I infected by a ...
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Trying to install Realtek Audio97 drivers but can't because they aren't signed

I'm trying to install the Realtek Audio97 sound driver from the Realtek driver download page for Windows 7 and every time I try to run the installer I get the "Windows Can't verify the publisher of ...
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Logitech headset not working with Windows 7

I have a Logitech H110 headset (USB). For some reason it is not working with Windows 7. When I plug it in, Windows tries to download the driver, but there isn't any. What can I do?
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What is responsible for screen dim on laptop (Sony Vaio)?

So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. ...
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VMWare crashed while I was creating an account for Yosemite

It's asking me for a username and a password, which I was not able to create/confirm due to the crashing of the application. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling VMWare, but it still directs me to this. ...
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Windows 7 hosted network's Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter is missing

I think that I should see a Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter in the Network Connections area of the Control Panel or the Device Manager but I do not. I'm wondering if there is a way to show it that ...
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Source path too long - BUT IT NEVER USED TO BE

I am getting the following error while trying to copy backed up data from my external hard drive to my desktop: The source filename(s) are longer than is supported by the file system. Try moving ...
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Connect iPad to windows 7 VPN

My iPad keeps spitting out the error: "A connection could not be established to the PPP server." I am trying to connect it to a VPN I set up with Windows 7 as an incoming connection. On the iPad, I ...
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Starting VirtualBox machines fails with “Unable to load R3 module … VBoxDD.DLL (VBoxDD)”

Starting any machine on VirtualBox 4.3.22 on Windows 7, is failing with the following errors: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kivy. Unable to load R3 module C:\Program ...