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Reducing system disk space usage on computer with SQL Server

The disk usage on my computer continues to rising with time. How can reduce his size without damaging programs and windows. The disk is SSD with 180 GB, because of that this is sensitive to me ! ...
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Synergy Setup Issue

I am currently using synergy on my 3 Windows machines. The program works great except it doesn't realize that my Serve 1 screens are 4 and not one. Here is my current monitor set up. ...
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Samsung Notebook BIOS Failure after update

Regarding the thread "All boot options are tried loop" (after updating BIOS), i wanna thank Barlop (Applied his suggestion and it worked!), for the help and ask... What should i do now??? keep these ...
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Bloomberg Professional / Power user [on hold]

We have a power user who tends to have Bloomberg (heavy use), 20 pdfs open, 10-20, excel and word documents, multiple browsers connecting to 3rd party java based trading platforms, xp mode for legacy ...
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Deleting dynamic partition to fix windows - urgent

I created new volume in order to install Debian in it. Once I succeeded.. Windows was unable to start. Freezes on Windows logo screen. After a painful attempt of installing Debian, I just ruined my ...
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Get new programs to open on top of all other windows

Somehow, my computer settings were changed so that when I open a new program it doesn't open on top of all other windows. I am using Windows 7. Does anyone know where this setting is?
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Cannot view hidden files and unable to edit a registry key: Error writing value's new content

I am unable to select either of the two options for Hidden Files and Folders in Folder Options settings in Windows 7. After I select and apply it reverts back to the no selection state(refer picture ...
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Office 2013 + OneDrive Custom Deployment

When Deploying office I create some custom settings with the setup.exe \admin tool I have two problems.. When I enable the setting to only allow logging into Office with OrgID, our Org's 365 ...
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Can Windows updates/patches impact calculated results of engineering software? [on hold]

I work at an engineering company that heavily relies on the accuracy of calculated mathematical results produced by software on Windows 7 (MATLAB, ANSYS, internally written Fortran codes). Recently I ...
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Firefox constantly writes into “…customdestinations-ms” - normal?

i realised that Firefox often causes HD-Activity, even if no website is loaded. Addons arent the reason, tested it already. Also increased the interval of the sessionstore. I opened Ressourcemonitor, ...
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Public folder contents not updating

On a pristine Windows 7 install, you have these folders among others C:\Users\Public\Documents C:\Users\Public\Downloads With Downloads, you can enter the folder and create a new folder ...
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Why does my monitor sometimes display a moira pattern (of sorts)

I recently bought a SIIG CE-KV0411-S1 (2-port DisplayPort KVM) to share an Asus VK278Q between my gaming PC and a MacBook. The Mac never gives me any trouble, but if the PC goes to sleep while it is ...
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Acer Travelmate P645-MG Windows 8.1 display sleep issues

I have an Acer Travelmate P645-MG, it comes with Windows 8 that I downgraded to Windows 7 64bit and all is well there. I would love to run Windows 8.1 64 bit as it addresses a lot of my gripes over ...
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Enter key causing left clicks

My enter key currently causes my computer to left click. I know this is a software bug and I've looked through windows keyboard settings to no avail. Anyone got any ideas / help as to why this is ...
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Solving Canon PIXMA MP190 E27 error

Suddenly our printer -- Canon PIXMA MP190 -- stopped working and it shows E27 (E ... 2 ... 7) error. From what I saw, this means Ink Absorber is Full. Most of search results recommend to put the ...
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Windows Run dialog box with increased width?

The Windows Run dialog box obviously is made for stamp-size monitors, as in Windows 7 the Run dialog box has a width of only 413 pixel. This makes it impossible to see a longer command line without ...
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How can I measure how much data I write daily?

I would like to run a few experiments and see how much data is being written on my disk when I perform specific tasks (e.g., programming, running virtual machines, working with databases, audio ...
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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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Connection spikes when connected (only) through wireless

I've been experiencing HUGE spikes while connected trough wireless in my home, and I just can't figure out what is happening. I've had this problem with my previous computer too, I just bought a new ...
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How to delete everything after the cursor?

In Windows 7, how can I delete a huge mass of text and pictures after my cursor in Notepad, MS Word, MS Outlook etc... efficiently? It's overly unproductive and wasteful to highlight everything after ...
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Is there a way to automatically disable the UAC each time Windows 7 boots (I'm an administrator)?

At work, we have a group policy (I think it is a group policy, correct me if I use the wrong term!) that automatically resets the UAC to "Default" every two days or so. I'm administrator on the ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise - How to remove “Maintenance Folder” and its respective shortcuts for all the users in a domain?

I am trying to remove the "Maintenance Folder" and cleanup the statr menu for my company. I seem to have hard time to remove this folder. Is there any registry value or GPO setting to deploy in order ...
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Windows 8 Automatic Page File Size vs Windows 7

I've noticed that Windows 8 sets smaller page files by default. Windows 7 systems seem to create a page file the size of the RAM (eg 4GB of RAM means that Windows makes a 4GB page file). In Windows 8 ...
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How do I get data of one form into another form in VB? [on hold]

Form 1 Public Class Form1 Private Sub IssueBookToolStripMenuItem_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles IssueBookToolStripMenuItem.Click Form2.Show() ...
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Keyboard AltGr/Ctrl/Shift stops working

I've had this recurring problem lately that all the modifier keys AltGr, Ctrland Shift stop working. Alt still works, after a fashion. I discovered the problem first when pressing Alt+Tab stopped ...
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Windows username has been changed. But it hasn't. But it has [duplicate]

Windows 7 Pro 32 bits. I have changed the name of an account (that has admin rights) via control panel, and in the login screen it shows the new name. So far, so good. However, when I start some ...
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How can I restore from a previous hibernation state?

I'm trying to restore lost data from unsaved notepad.exes after Windows 7 automatically restarts (dang Windows Update). Browsing a couple of threads, it seems to be an impossible task. However, I ...
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i cannot able to see the file in system 32 folder

I copied one file in system 32 folder , that file gets copied in that folder but the problem is unable to seen in that folder , so i paste the file again its ask for replace just overwrite the file ...
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How EXACTLY does Firefox choose a java version?

I have two version of Java installed: C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\javaw.exe (1.7.0_51) C:\Java\bin\javaw.exe (1.6.0_38) I want Firefox to use the latter ...
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Dropped Laptop, works “fine” but audio is shot

Due to a stupid oversight of where I place my laptop, I found it fallen when I returned to my room. The power plus was not in and the computer had shutdown due to battery reaching critical levels ...
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Sysprep inaccessible machine

I need to move a known working Windows 7 OS from one machine to another. Problem is, the source machine is not bootable due to hardware failure, but the OS and data are fine. Due to hardware ...
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Truecrypt not enough space for hidden volume error

So I have tried this multiple times with different drives and keep getting this same error. "Not enough free space for the hidden volume! Volume creation cannot continue." I am getting this when ...
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Share network from windows 8.1 to windows 8.1

I'm trying to share network via "Connectify" from Windows 8.1 notebook to another Windows 8.1 notebook. And the problem is that connection is limited. Order isn't matter. But third notebook with ...
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Strange CPU/GPU 1 second stutter issue (video included)

I would be very thankful to whoever knows what causes this issue. I dont have much to explain but as you will see in the included video clip the computer stutters exactly at the same time as the Real ...
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How do I map a network drive so that any user that logs in the PC could see it in Windows 7?

I have a PC here that needs to connect to a network drive to receive data. Multiple users will log in with their own accounts to do research with the data from that same network drive. I want to know ...
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Windows 7 Local Security Policy [on hold]

I need to write a script to change the Local Security Policy of a computer fast. The problem is that I don't know what scripting language to use, and how to use it to change the policies. For ...
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Public network Wi-Fi connection problems

My friend and I have free public Wi-Fi at college. Her Wi-Fi used to work fine, and still does in the other buildings. However, for a long time now her Wi-Fi (which has excellent connection) won't ...
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Cheap Windows 7 - is it a scam? [on hold]

I need to purchase a genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for several self-made computers. I googled the price and found that in stores like Newegg and Amazon it's never less than $190-200. But I found ...
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How to completely deactivate the touchpad in Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is it possible / how to deactivate the touchpad so, that it even stays disabled, if no mouse is connected? System: Dell Inspiron 6400, Windows 7.
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In Windows SUA(System for Unix Applications), I cannot get KSH to run commands. Even ls fails

I have managed to install Windows SUA(Subsystem for Unix Applications), in Windows 7 Ultimate. I can run the commands in c:\windows\sua\common straight from cmd.exe but I want to try running commands ...
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virtual box latest version 4.3.18 [on hold]

i am trying to install virtual box latest version 4.3.18 I don’t have any old version on my PC and I use WIN-7. but I can't install it as i get the error " setup Wizard ended prematurely" popup ...
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Is 14 Threads per process normal?

I have noticed the computers at school are running very slow: I also noticed the high amount of threads open per application (average). It is about 15 (!!!) Is it normal? os=win7 enterprise
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Windows 7 one minute freeze [duplicate]

I'm experiencing a very annoying problem on my Windows 7 workstation. Two or more times per day the computer freezes for more than one minute (with the azure ring cycling), then it works as expected. ...
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Google Chrome Update Issue: Update check failed to start (error code 4: 0x80070005)

I have been using Google Chrome for some time. It usually updates to the latest version when any new update is released by Google. But now I am getting the following error: And I am regularly ...
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Looking for software that shows 802.1x authentication status [on hold]

In our domain we have 802.1x authentication on nearly all ports. We used to have Odyssey Access Client Manager that would supply a computer certificate to the UAC. This Software also shows if 802.1x ...
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Where are the EXEs for Subsystem For Unix Applications so I can use it?

I am on Windows 7 Ultimate. I have done done start..ctrl panel..programs..turn windows features on and off...and ticked Subsystem For Unix Applications When I click the start menu, I see it isn't ...
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How to know if the installation of Windows updates has been frozen or still working?

I had a fresh install of Windows 7. Now it downloaded lots of updates and installing it when I shutdown yesterday. Namely 158 updates. Now at the morning it's at the 138th one, and apparently stuck. ...
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French accents not displaying correctly in Chrome under Windows 7

I use both English and French in my everyday work as a translator, so I don't have any keyboard-related issues. For about two months now, all my accented French letters are displaying incorrectly, to ...
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Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time

Windows 7 how to have mouse keys on, and retain use of numeric pad for numbers at same time Plus still be able to use numeric pad for numbers at same time? I bought a separate usb numeric pad in ...
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Something is eating my SSD space

I noticed that my 120GB SSD is almost full, but I have only 55GB data on it. I ran Disk Analyzer and listed folders and files have around 55GB of data, and yet it says that I have only 4.4GB free ...