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How to balance volume on Windows

I can't figure out how to get a good balance on the applications within windows so I can stop modifying volume settings every time I get on a Google Hangout, watch Netflix, Hulu, instant message, play ...
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Case-sensitive error in compiler's building using crosstool-ng under Cygwin

When I try to build gcc cross-compiler using crosstool-ng under Cygwin (running in Windows 7) I have the following message: $ /opt/ng-crosstool/bin/ct-ng build [INFO ] Performing some trivial sanity ...
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NUL: Port Disappears

On a Windows 7 64bit workstation, we've got a PDF printer driver set up on the NUL: port. About once a week, the NUL: port just disappears which borks the PDF printing. We can't find any clues to ...
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Game runs flawlessly with YouTube video running and is unplayable otherwise

This sounds crazy but I've tested this several times and it is completely reproduce-able. If a YouTube video is not running in the background Skyrim takes approximately 2 minutes to load and the ...
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Hide “Logged on”, “# programs running” on Windows 7 Fast User Switching

I want to do the exact same thing that this question did in Windows XP: Hide "Logged on", "# programs running" on WinXP Fast User Switching However, I want to do it in ...
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Windows 7 NTFS Symbolic Link - Network Share Availability/Timeout

In Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, is there a way to quickly detect if the target of a symbolic link is available? For example, a symbolic link is created to a remote share UNC using the ...
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Cannot remove folder redirection

I enabled folder redirection for a single account to test it out and see how I liked working with it on a day-to-day basis. After some testing, I realized it won't work in my environment and thus ...
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Windows 7 very slow installing new usb devices

I'm find an issue on some machines I administer where, upon plugging in a USB device, Windows takes forever 'searching preconfigured driver folders' for the device driver. This includes USB disks, ...
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Windows 7 slow write to Samba/CIFS OpenSolaris server

I have a NAS server with OpenSolaris and kernel-based CIFS/Samba share and I get these weird results when working with it from different computers over the Gigabit LAN: Read speed is blazing fast ...
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How to add support in Function List for a new user-defined language? (Notepad++ Win7 64bit)

I'm writing in a user-defined language called 'Umajin' (*.u), which has a syntax quite different from C/C++ or any ECMAScript-based language, so we've had to write in the rules for the highlighting. ...
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Hide non VHD partitions

I have two partition on my HDD: C and D. On D: I have a vhd image (with windows 7 ultimate) that I use to boot from. When I'm running the OS from VHD I can still access my physical parititons. Is it ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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Mouse rotated 90 degrees

Three hours ago I opened a PDF file and my mouse changed its movement, like moving it left is down, etc. I have been fighting with this problem ever since. I have read many forums but nothing helped. ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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Override Skype's “close” (X) button

I use Skype quite frequently and there is something that has bugged me for quite a while. I recently started looking around for a fix to the issue for a relative that also uses Skype. The problem is ...
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Desktop icon spacing changed after monitor replacement

I just replaced my monitor with a TV Monitor of the same resolution and size (22" 1920x1080), but when I restarted Windows all the icons were in a different position. I was expecting this kind of ...
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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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DNS options windows 7 aren't saved?

I'm trying to use a free DNS (such as Google's: 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4) by typing this in thoses options: But when I click on "validate settings upon exit" and "ok", the network diagnostic tool from ...
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OpticalDrive Label Rename

Please note that I did already follow to the "T" the instructions given from numerous web sites about going into the registry and entering my own label at the key called DriveIcons DefaultLabel The ...
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An internal, Windows 7 installed drive fails to boot after transforming into external drive

I have installed Windows 7 to my HDD. I also have Ubuntu 14.04 on another partition on the same drive. During boot, via GRUB, I select which one I want to load. Recently, I upgraded my HDD to SSD. I ...
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Computer wakes from sleep instantly. No lastwake information

My parents' computer wakes instantly when put to sleep. It spins down and then starts a second later. There are no devices set to wake, lastwake gives no information, eventvwr is empty, and the power ...
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Date types management mismatch (2-digits year) - on copy/paste user action

I find a strange inconsistency when copying-pasting dates on MS Excel, when they have a 2 digits year. I work on a machine Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit and my Excel is a 2010 version. PROBLEM ...
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Windows' Security warning on all files on local drives

Users usually can download portable software and use it from local drives withount any warning. (I mean small executables just as putty.exe or a portable application from PortableApps.com) However ...
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How to identify which process is drawing overlays on Windows desktop

I get random overlays as seen in the screenshot below - the boxes showing [191, 187] and [239, 172]. The numbers are never the same. They stay there even though all program windows are minimised and ...
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Copy multiple target files from shortcuts in windows 7

Is there a way to select and copy a bunch of target files located in different folders by selecting their shortcuts from one folder in windows 7?
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Change the insecure default to restricting scope to LAN, for adding exceptions to the windows 7 firewall?

My network is generally set to Home or Work, i'm not commenting here on Public. I understand that with Home or Work, the Private firewall profile is used. I have noticed that with the Windows 7 ...
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USB does not work in Windows after boot Linux

I have a double boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron-15-7537 If I boot into Windows after I have been running Ubuntu my USB ports do not work, neither the USB 2 or 3 ports. However ...
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SD cards often mount read-only on Windows despite being unlocked and always working in cameras

I have a HP netbook that's at least three years old and running Windows 7 Starter. It has a built-in SDHC card slot. I have a couple of 8 gig SDHC cards that I switch between my digital camera and ...
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Putting PC into Sleep causes all games to run poorly

After putting my PC to sleep and waking it back up, Games that normally run very smooth, Run very poorly, choppy, and almost unplayable. I'm currently running on an ASUS Nvidia GTX 770. Current ...
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Courting Disaster with fakeRAID10 (Dual Boot Win7,Ubuntu14.10)

Over the past several weeks (!), I have been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ubuntu Desktop 14.10. The motherboard is a Sabertooth x79, and I wanted to install everything ...
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Enabling welcome screen Windows 7 Embedded

I want the list of available users (without the hidden admin account etc) displayed. To facilitate an easier login experience. Things I have tried: Security policy editor: secpol | Local Policies ...
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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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Google Drive grays out with “Unable To Connect” error after computer idles

I've been using Google Drive for a while, but recently I have a strange and very annoying problem: After the computer has been idle for a while, the Google Drive icon grays out and hover over it ...
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Automatic WIndows 7 Monitor Configurations

I'm working on an app on my phone that will automate many aspects of my home computer. One such aspect is to switch between a work environment and a home environment. The switch between the two ...
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What are the other uses of Hard Links , Junction Points , Symbolic Links

There are many answers on why Hard Links, Junction Points & Symbolic Links are useful. I understand Junction Points are supported Vista onwards and described as Directory Hardlinks (even though ...
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Check if CD/DVD is Finalized

Is there a simple way to check if re-writable media has been finalized? So far the only recommendations I can find suggest that I attempt to start another write session using the disc and if it fails ...
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Windows doesn't remember installed drivers

Every time when I connect any USB device in my PC, for example any Pen drive or my mobile, It searches and install the drivers(basically from the internet). Even though I have installed my phone ...
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How to change shortcut links priority in Windows File Explorer?

How can I change shortcut links priority in left side of Windows File Explorer (like Favorite, Library, Computer)? For example, by default Favorite link is top of all other links. So how can I ...
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What does a “Copy/Cut & Paste” operation exactly consist of?

I understand the purpose of these operations. What I'd like to know is 1.What happens at the File System Level ? Does a new MFT entry for the copy get created in the destination volume's MFT and ...
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Outlook playing sounds despite sounds being disabled

Outlook 2007 (12.0.6691.5000) is playing a sound when I receive new emails in my inbox even though I have the sound option disabled. I believe this started happening only yesterday, completely at ...
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Can not run debugging in VC++ 6.0 installed in Windows 7

I followed instruction (How Do I run Visual C++ 6 IDE on Windows Vista or higher?) to install VC++ 6.0 in Windows Ultimate 7 (x32). It can build the project but I can't debug it in the IDE. The ...
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Windows 7, repetition of audio tick.wav, like those Unix guys can do, from other application.

At org-pomodoro_resources at master · lolownia_org-pomodoro · GitHub / resources, there is a tick.wav file, to be played repetitively, from Emacs. I have tried start, wmplayer, vlc, play (sox), and ...
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Minimum brightness level is too low and totally turns off backlight

On my Dell Latitude E6400, the minimum brightness level seems to be set to an incorrect and way too low level; the lowest brightness setting (both via the Fn+Up/Down keys and the control ...
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Add new file association in Windows 7 (Professional)

I'm trying to associate ".bas" BASIC source files with QB64 (yes, I'm still playing with BASIC!). I successfully followed some guidelines I found in "stackoverflow.com," creating a new key in ...
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Moving MBR on old HDD to new SSD

After running into some problems tonight (that I was able to fix), I discovered that during the Windows 8 installation, the MBR was placed on my HDD (running Windows 7) that was in the system at the ...
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What is the mechanism of making folders with the same names in the same place?

I happen to look into the folder C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2 and I see something like this: There are many folders appear to have same name in the same place. If I check the ...
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Allowing internet connection through VPN

I had created a VPN income connection in windows 7. Everyone connected can see my local files and all, but I would like them to also be able to use my internet as well. my computer IP is ...
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Remove desktop after killing explorer.exe

I have a machine where the default windows shell has been replaced with a custom program using gpedit.msc; at the startup I see only the custom program on a black screen, that it's what I want; ...
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How to turn on bitlocker on 4 TB USB HDD?

When trying to turn on Bitlocker on an external 4 TB USB HDD using Windows 7, there's error A device attached to the system is not functioning. in a rather unhelpful dialog, as shown below: Now ...
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Change Windows 7 RDP host certificate expiration date

My Windows 7 desktop computer uses a self-signed certificate to identify its RDP host. So to prevent a man-in-the-middle attack, I have to manually verify the thumbprint the first time my RDP client ...