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Windows 10 Free Upgrade - Not Downloading?

I "reserved" weeks ago, and so far as far as I can tell I have not seen any unusual network activity. I assume it is not DLed yet, as I have not gotten a "upgrade now" prompt. Currently, I have 0 ...
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Windows 10 upgrade after formatting

I have a laptop with Windows 7 : Home edition, 64 bits. SP1. The windows update were done and I upgraded to Windows 10. No problem. But I wanted to reformat my computer and though it was a ...
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Suddenly, dragging a window only shows a black rectangle, not the whole content anymore

In Windows, I suddenly see a black-bordered transparent rectangle, instead of the full contents of the window, when I drag it. I probably hit some magic key (wonder which one) that turned full-window ...
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My Windows 7 Install Has Lost Its Default “double click to open file” Behavior

Something in my Win7 Pro SP1 installation has changed recently. It used to be that when you mouse over a file name in Windows Explorer nothing happened. Single click selected, double click opened. ...
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Printing “£” on a Star TSP100 usb printer

I am using TSp100 USB printer but every time I try to print a British Pound sign (£) I get a funny ß character printed on the receipt instead when using the Star TSB100 USB Printer. I installed the ...
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Latest amd HD audio device driver doesn't work in windows 7 64bit

I have amd radeon HD 6900 graphics card. I updated the drivers via catalyst setup and then I had no sound. My pc is connected to my tv/monitor via hdmi cable. I have tried restarting, sleeping, ...
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Delay explorer on start up

I have an issue where an employee's computer does not have their "My Doc's" on startup. After going through various testing I have determined that the issue is residing with the explorer shell loading ...
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How to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 from free upgrade?

Is there a way to get a product key for a clean install of Windows 10 Pro? I have tried using various product key finders (Magical Jellybean KeyFinder, NirSoft ProduKey, KeyFinder Thing) to extract ...
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Restoring previous internal wifi interface ID in Windows 7

At some point (most likely due to an upgrade or something) the Windows 7 on my laptop has decided that the wifi interface is not the same one as it was before. All configured wifi networks have ...
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What´s the correct order of driver installation for Notebook 5750-6464?

I was installing the drivers for the notebook Acer 5750-6464 and Windows Professional 64-bits, and I need to know the correct order of driver installation for it.
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Unable to block a website through System32/drivers/etc/hosts

I am trying to block social media and news websites on my local machine (Windows 7). I added the below lines into my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 www.thatstamil.com 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com In ...
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Installing windows through Microsoft Windows Startup Menu

A friend gave me PC with installed Windows XP on it, but he asked me to install the Windows 7 Ultimate x86 he bought. However, when I boot it, it shows "Microsoft Windows Startup Menu" and prompts me ...
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Here is title in diffrent row & data is also in alterante row like title. How can bring in this format [on hold]

From Material Description Modifier Item Sche Change Description 2710200 MB50-001 MASTERBATCH,KG,25KG-BAG PPATEL3 10 1 Schedule line date has been changed ...
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Windows system CPU usage stays at 100%

I use Windows 7, system has been working fine except that lately its has become relatively slow. I opened tasked manager and noticed the CPU usage stays on 100% even when the only opened application ...
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Connect and use a wireless PS3 controller to PC/Windows without USB

I can not for the life of me find any possible way to get a PS3 controller working on my PC without USB connection. I was told that Windows finds drivers for it once connected, but I have no USB ...
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Change default “Edit” application

When right clicking on a file in Windows - a PNG in this example - I know you can change the default app it opens with, but files such as PNG's also have an Edit option. Is it possible to change the ...
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Will Windows 10 wipe my PC? [duplicate]

I understand there are a few questions related to this topic which is why I don't think it's duplicate, and that there is one directly addressing it. I am still extremely paranoid about this, and ...
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How to remove this phantom device from my Windows 7 device manager?

Some time ago, I installed software called Air Display on my Win 7 x64 PC which was supposed to allow me to use my iPhone as if it were an external monitor attached to my PC. Program never worked for ...
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SCCM - Past Due

SCCM 2012 is fairly new to my companies environment before we migrated to it we were using both LAN Desk and SCCM 2007. I am part of a team that sets up and processes software requests for our ...
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How to export a PowerPoint slide to PDF without margin?

I have a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 file that contains a single slide. How can I export it to a PDF file so that the PDF file has no margin? I.e. instead of: I want (if possible with even less ...
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Preventing users from changing background

I work for a small business and we want our logo to be our desktop background. So I set my activedesktop like this in a reg file, ...
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The update is not applicable for your computer Win7 PRO to Win10

I've tried everything to reserve Win10 and no luck. The KB295xxxx update will not install manually because "The update is not applicable for your computer" and when I click on the "Reserve now" icon ...
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Search and replace “overwrite” bulk pdf files back to a directory tree in Windows

I have hundreds of PDF files I used an application to apply watermark to, however, the application only succeeded to apply watermarks by applying a copy of each pdf file off the directory tree and ...
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Windows 7: Introduce commands for the run-command

Given Windows 7, you can press Win+R to open the command prompt. How I introduce short cuts to execute commands? For example, I use Cygwin and would like to open a Cygwin terminal simpy by writing ...
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What happens to the recovery partition from Dell after Windows 10 Upgrade?

I bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop back in 2010, which had Windows 7 installed and came with a partition for Dell Factory Restore. After having installed Windows 10, what happened to that ...
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How to create USB flash stick for win 7 x64 for ASUS UX32L?

I'm quite at the end of my resources with this one. Maybe someone else has an idea. I attempted to create a usb flash stick using these guides: ...
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Is there a way in windows 7 to make a flash drive use the same drive letter regardless of port?

So at my work, we are allowed to bring music in on thumb drives and listen to it, but for legal ownership reasons, we are not allowed to store local copies on the computers hard drive, and we are ...
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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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Windows 10 Icon Gone Missing

TL;DR: The Windows 10 upgrade icon went missing. How do I get it back in order to update my system? I am running Windows 7 SP1. I woke up this morning... er, noon all excited about Windows 10. I had ...
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How to open Windows CMD so that it starts in the current folder? [duplicate]

When I'm working in a folder in Windows Explorer, sometimes I have a need to run some CMD command in this folder. How do I open the command line from a current folder, so the console opens in the ...
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How can a computer have good or bad days? [on hold]

When playing games on my Windows 7 laptop, it seems it has better and worse days. One day I might be experiencing very low framerates, while on the next, everything goes smooth*. But from my ...
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How to move a Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown

How to move an application Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown? I tried using Alt-Del-M (or Alt-Space-M for direct display) to move the Window up but it ...
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Best software to backup whole drive [on hold]

Now I have Windows 7 on my laptop. I am thinking about upgrade to W10. But also I would like to have some option, to get back if I detect some incompatibilities after upgrade. Can you recommend some ...
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Windows 7 product key does not work on Windows 10

I just did a fresh Window 10 installation from .iso files on the computer I was running Windows 7 on before. I have the original Windows 7 DVD's, with a valid key that I was using before. Now I tried ...
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Can I shutdown my computer automatically when it's far away from some location?

Can I automatically shutdown my laptop when, for example, it is 5km away from my home, and then also prevent it from being switched on again? The computer won't be connected to the internet.
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Why I can't redirect using `hosts` file in windows?

I want to go to www.Google.com when I enter 1.1.1.1 in my browser. So I think I must change hosts file under windows\system32\drivers\etc path in Windows to map this IP address to Google homepage. I ...
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Reducing pre-boot time on a Windows 7 PC

I have recently replaced my HDD 'C:' drive with an SSD on my Win 7 PC. When the PC is running, it is definitely quicker, but there is an inordinate pre-boot wait time of 76 seconds whilst the PC ...
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Windows Update Service - Tracking when it is enabled/disabled

By default one a Windows 7 machine, I have Windows Updates disabled from starting up and the service itself running. However recently I've found that the service itself has changed to an automatic ...
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Java 8 silent update package

My situation : we currently have Java 7 massively installed and some older versions of Java 8. Computers are Windows 7 SP1 x64. My goal : create a Java 8U51 silent install package that let Java 7 in ...
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Voiding data on a DVD-R/DVD+R on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I asked on askubuntu and was pointed over here. Long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my ...
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Printer printing smaller images than actual size

I have an Epson PictureMate PM215 photo printer (a small printer). Whenever, I print an image using this printer it works just fine if I print using windows xp but when I print using windows 7 it ...
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How to restore Window control Button Like Maximize Minimuze and cancel button

I'm facing a problem in my Windows OS which is running an antivirus program 360 Total Security. This program changes my windows settings totally. My window control button is not appearing. Also, my ...
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System image of 7 and 10 on the same external drive?

I have 7U and I have made a system image that I have stored on an external drive. I'm thinking about upgrading to 10, but if I do, I'll probably make a system image of that also and possibly switch ...
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how to regain admin security permissions and privileges (Windows 7 ultimate)

I created another user account. I don't have much knowledge about changing the permissions. I tried to change the security permission of my Local disk and set denied to everything for this new user. ...
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4K videos on YouTube are a little choppy on high-end specs

I've watched various videos, and it's the latest version of Flash and all appropriate settings. I turn the videos up to 4K (2160P) and they chop a little bit ... like every frame isn't smoothly seen. ...
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How to change permissions/policies of another admin-account.?

On my Windows7 PC i have now 2 admin-accounts. The problem is that one of them does not have any rights/permissions anymore to startup any program (after some virus attack which also changed the UAC). ...
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Keep multiple windows focused at once in Win7? [duplicate]

At the risk of this becoming XY, I'll state my purpose. A few games (such as Kingdom Rush) have this annoying habit of automatically pausing when you click in another window (so that the game window ...
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no sip account work with any application but linphone account work with all, so, what to do?

I want to use sip to call my friends and family so first I installed jitsi on windows7 64-bit laptop then I registered with linphone which work perfectly, but, I want another separate account from ...
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My computer is leaking memory all over the place. How do I fix it?

So some months ago my computer started using more and more ram. The longer I leave it up the more it uses. This is to be expected but not at these rates. I have 12gbs of ram installed and after a few ...
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Accessing network drive is suddenly very slow on Windows 7

I'm building a website for a customer and using a hosting service that uses cPanel. They have a web disk/web dav option that I'm using so I can map the remote drive to my desktop (Windows 7) as a ...