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How can I enable 'More Details', when a program crashes?

A few of the gameservers in the game Crysis Wars have been crashing recently, and I tracked the problem down to a certain server modification *.DLL file, which has a bug in it, thus causing a crash. ...
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Problems with US International Keyboard Layout - dead keys

From the surface, this is one of those questions about keyboard layouts from somebody who types a quote, then gets nothing, then types another letter and is surprised to get an accented letter :). I ...
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Converting ASUS Zenbook from Win8 to Win7.. do i need raid drivers?

I've got an ASUS ZEnBook Prime, ASUS Zenbook UX301LA-XH72T 13.3" Touch Ultrabook and it runs 500GB SDD on RAID 0 configuration. This notebook is running Windows 8, and i desperately need to convert ...
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Create self signed certifcate for internal application

We have an internal developed .VSTO application as an add-in to Word and I need to deliver silently to a Windows 7 SOE. The domain is 2008 R2 based. However when I script the installer, it comes up ...
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Windows Installer fails to install MSI file

I am trying to install an MSI file on Windows 7, and I am getting the error message "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as ...
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Can I read a smartcard in a virtual machine?

My employer requires a smartcard to login to their web-based remote working platform. I want to access this platform by using a Remote Desktop Connection on to my Windows 7 Virtual Machine, with the ...
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AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE, core unlock suddenly not working?

I've had a Phenom II X2 555 BE for around 2 - 3 years. When I got it, I immediately core unlocked it with my ECS A880GM-A3 mobo, which makes it turn into a Phenom II X4 B55. A few days ago, I ...
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Use the option “establish connection in a new tab” Filezilla by default

Is there any way to remove this dialog box and use the option "establish connection in a new tab" by default? I am annoyed to have this additional click to do each time I connect to an FTP server. ...
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Have to copy twice to correctly copy Chinese characters

I'm using Windows 7, I can view Chinese characters fine on webpages, but when I copy and paste them somewhere, they show up as ???'s. This is probably because I don't have Eastern Asian languages ...
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Validate CPU virtualization support on Windows 7

On Windows 7 hosts, how do I validate that CPU virtualization support such as AMD-V or VT-x is enabled without rebooting the machine and installing additional or third-party software. In that case, ...
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Cancel adding several tracks into a playlist in Traktor

I mistakenly added 10 tracks at once into a playlist in Traktor: is there any way to cancel the operation right after I added them, without having to go into the playlist and deleting manually? I use ...
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How can I tell if my wired ethernet connection is using 802.1X authentication on Windows 7?

From a command prompt (or a script) I'd like to be able to query the wired interface to determine if it has succesfully established an 802.1X connection, or if it has fallen back to unauthenticated ...
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Unable to install audio drivers on Windows 7

I am not able to install audio drivers on Windows 7. While installing VIA HD Audio Codec Driver I get following message: Dxdiag results:
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Windows 7 File Transfer Speed Over Gigabit is Exceeding Expected Limits(!?)

I have two PCs and a network switch, all gigabit hardware. I transferred this ISO file between them and noticed the Windows copy dialog reporting faster rates than I expected: 181 MB/s ? How could ...
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Random Three Clicking Sound

This has been an issue I have heard myself and from others for over a year now. At seemingly completely random times of the day while I have headphone in I can hear a three mouse clicking sounds. ...
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Microsoft Camera Codec Pack not working in Windows 7

Because the Windows Update was not offering this as update after several update checks, I went online and downloaded the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack (6.3.9721.0) from the download center. I used the ...
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Why does my Windows 7 box sometimes go into “lock screen” mode when NOT idle?

My computer is configured to go into "lock screen" mode after it has sat idle for a few minutes for security purposes. This usually works fine. However, starting sometime in the past month or two it ...
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ClearType keeps reseting (disabling) every time I restart windows

At work, I have a machine in which some fonts look awful, so I need to turn on ClearType to make them look good, and it works perfectly fine. But whenever I restart the machine, Windows keeps ...
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hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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Computer screen goes black accessing network folders

We have a computer on our network whose screen goes black when you try to access shared folders on the network. When working locally it doesn't happen at all. But if you, for instance, open the run ...
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Windows 7 moves all program windows to single screen when reconnecting external screen(s)

I frequently disconnect my external displays from my laptop (it's a workstation that natively supports driving two external displays) to take it with me. Every time I come back and reconnect it, all ...
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Piping STDIO Output To Audio Device In Windows 7

What I'm looking for is a way to take the stdio output of my short program I wrote and pipe it to an audio device, much in the way that I can with linux. I'm experimenting with short programs that ...
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Strange Windows Error: Several programs open HTML files

I've installed on my computer Visual Studio 12 and Maya 2014, but there's a problem that prevents me from working with either of them. In Visual Studio, it happens when I create a new Win32 project, ...
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Internet stops working when using Microsoft Network Monitor

I need to sniff some http request that a software is making, so I've downloaded Microsoft Network Monitor which I have used in the past on other computers without any problems. So I run the network ...
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External monitor very dim via laptop VGA

I have an HP DV6 2115sa laptop running Windows 7, and have been using an external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster) using the VGA port. Having previously worked perfectly, it now suddenly seems to be an ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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Making a file accessible only when on a specific computer

We have a system that we would like to protect against xcopy onto another machine. The system consists of MFC app, some .NET components and lots of configuration files. If we were able to make a ...
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Cloning win 7 32 bit from HD to SSD Macrium reports incompatible sector size

Created a drive image of Win 7 Prof 32 bit on an HP 6930P laptop from the internal Seagate 160Gb HD on to a USB 3 TB Toshiba HD with Macrium (5.something,latest free download) and verified. Bought ...
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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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Tunneling ssh via a SOCKS5 Proxy on Windows

I'm using Windows 7 over my 'restricted' campus network. I use Heroku Toolbelt to work with heroku projects, which inturn uses git and ssh on port 22. However, port 22 is blocked in my campus. Can i ...
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different (not all) .NET programs quietly fail on windows 7 ultimate

For some time now, I have trouble running different programs on my windows 7 x64 ultimate pc. Most importantly right now: mRemoteNG. They do not start at all. No process can be found in the task ...
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Recent changes to drop-down lists and display in Google Chrome

I'm currently using Chrome version 32.0.1700 on Windows 7 and after last (or one of last) browser update I noticed some strange (at least to me) changes in look & feel of this browser. I would ...
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Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) hangs

I am sharing my Wifi internet by creating a virtual network through the following commands netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWifi key=XXXXXXX netsh wlan start hostednetwork It works ...
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BSOD - Hollow file with actual size

I was working in VS 2012 on a cpp file when I got a BSOD. When the pc turned back on, I couldn't see the contents of the file again. These are the details: when I open the file I was working on ...
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How/Is there a way to fix broken TASK links on Windows 7 for Google Chrome?

I right-click on Google Chrome pinned to my taskbar and see this: And then I select either New window or New incognito window and see this: Is there a way to fix these links? If so, how? If ...
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Virtual Router not working

I have tried installing Virtual Router in my laptop having Realtek RTL8188CE 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter. But it shows Error: group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested ...
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Windows 7, sound is intermittently dropping

I have a Windows 7 laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (Conexant HD audio - don't know the exact chipset). I've just put it back into service for the kids to watch movies on after several months in ...
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Trying To Install Fedora 20 as a Oracle VM Virtual Box; Installer launches to Black Screen

I'm trying to install Fedora 20 as a Oracle VM Virtual Box; shortly after the installer launches it just goes to a black screen. My machine is running Windows 7 and the Virtual Box install is the ...
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Windows 7 HP x64 - small cmd window

I've reinstalled my Windows 7 last time and few days ago my command prompt window suddenly became smaller (font 4x6 px). I simply changed the font and it works fine for command prompt window, but e.g. ...
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Moving python modules across computers

I'm going to be getting a new laptop running 64-bit Windows 7. On my current 32-bit Windows XP laptop, I have a large number of python modules in the site-packages folder that I want on the new ...
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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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How to allow a secure remote desktop login, yet keep things convenient?

So I want to have RDP on my main desktop machine and while I did this countless times already, I always used just the hardest possible random passwords. Which indeed works quite well on servers, as ...
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Can't install Internet Explorer for Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. My IE crashes when starting, so I tried to reinstall. I downloaded IE11-Windows6.1.exe from the MS site. But when I run it, it says That's odd. I thought IE11 was ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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Win-7 Upgrade from VISTA is refused with error: Upgrade from XP not supportet

I did an successful upgrade from XP-Pro 32-bit to Vista Business SP1 32-bit. Now I want to do an upgrade to Win-7 Pro 32-bit. After checking the Vista Partition, the setup program fails with the error ...
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How to install Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role service in Hyper-V 2012 R2

I am using the free Hyper-V 2012 R2. I am trying to add RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to one of my VMs. I have installed a dedicated GPU for this. However when I go to "add hardware" I get the error: ...
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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Slow down or rate-limit USB traffic on Windows

I'm doing maintenance work on an application that communicates with a custom human input device over USB. The application had a bug (now fixed) that caused intermittent issues when data arrived from ...
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Default permission for new file cygwin on Windows 7

I am using cygwin on Windows 7 professional. When I create new files such as MyNewFile.java it seems to get default permission set to 755. This is not what I want. I want it to be 644 for regular ...