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Delete end part of a filename

How can I rename a list of files using powershell when the filename format is the following? CCP-01333.3.03 301DA839E9F736B1042568140001C7C6.htm I just want to delete everything after the space (...
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Mistake after deleting AppData folder on Windows 7

I unfortunately deleted AppData and ProgramData folder from C drive since because I wanted to gain space. This resulted in deleting of all apps from my Windows 7 tiles. Also my Store App is also not ...
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Resume interrupted downloads in Chrome

Recently, I was downloading a 3GB .iso file using Chrome's inbuilt download manager when I accidentally switched off my UPS. When I switched on my computer, it told that the download was interupted ...
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Error when trying to remove a program

Can not find script file "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\OFFICEICON.vbs". This error shows when uninstalling any program. I've been unable to locate a resolution for it. I tried to use: "http:/...
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How do I make the Linux and Windows versions of a game share save files?

I recently obtained a new computer. I also got a 1 TB hard drive. I want to partition it so I can use both Linux and Windows. This is mainly used for gaming. More games are available for Windows, so I ...
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How to delete the hidden files in windows /

Is it safe to delete all the administrative shares or the hidden files/shares when they appear? For whatever reason they appeared everywhere in the folders suddenly all together.
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Some of the websites are displaying in text only

I'm experiencing this problem in my computer for three days. Most of the sites are displaying in the text only in any of the browsers I use: IE, Firefox, Chrome. The sites I frequently use are: Imdb, ...
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After restoring C drive from a backup, my other drive got wiped?

This computer started booting very slowly so I decided to restore it from a backup. I used norton ghost 15 like I usually do without any problem. There are 2 drives, C:\ and D:\ , and the backup was ...
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Windows 8 constantly reverting changes (flash uninstalled)

I uninstalled flash when I restored my machine. I also uninstalled IE from the system list. Now in Windows update there is an update for flash, and I believe the OS is trying to install it on every ...
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what is the range of Blutooth? and how it can receive the orders from more than one mobile?

If i have one Bluetooth how it can receive orders from more than one mobile or more than one user? And what is the range of Bluetooth ?
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Two mouse pointers with one mouse Win7/8

Hi guys i am doing some tests and i would like to have 2 mouse pointers on the screen and just one mouse. My aim is to just click on one location and the other pointer will also click at the same time,...
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Windows 7 Firewall blocks incoming connection even though there is an “allow” rule

I'm running a (.net WCF) HTTP Service on 0.0.0.0:60001 and a remote client - on the same network - can't connect. Looking at the windows event log, i can see two related events: Event ID 5152, The ...
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Windows 7 Printer driver not installed

Im running windows 7 32 bit, trying to install a driver and i get an error saying " Printer driver was not installed. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000001e).
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windows audio running but no notification bar icon

Windows 7 64bit, VIA audio chipset I just updated some of my drivers using IObit Driver Booster (which is a recognized software developer group), but since the update, I noticed no audio icon on my ...
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Installation Optimisation With Limited SSD Space

Tomorrow, I need to rebuild a windows 7 machine due to various issues. It currently has a 500GB HDD as the primary drive, with a 120GB SSD. As a developer, I need to keep as much space free as I can ...
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How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside

How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside? When I connect usb drives there are shortcuts, exe files and hidden files so i want to make un-hidden, ...
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partition icons disappeared after installing windows 7.

I installed windows 7 on macbookPro OS X Lion. The mac partition doesn't appear in startup menu anymore and windows 7 boots automatically. The option/alt key only brings up an option for windows. The ...
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Memtest how to i find out which stick is failing

I havent had a lot of problems, but some cpu related error blue screens when ive been pushing the overclock.. Ran prime 95 and the cpu does fine, never crashs. So i ran memtest here are my results, ...
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Unable to Access the internet on Windows, but can with Ubuntu (have dual-boot)

My personal computer dual boots on both Windows 7 and Ubuntu. About 5-6 months ago, I stopped being able to access the internet whenever I booted via W7, but I still could, and can, with Ubuntu. After ...
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Problems with changing Windows account name

I am the administrator of my computer. I changed the name from, say, "A" to "B", where "A" is the old name and "B" is the new one. After I changed, immediately there were problems. Firstly, all my ...
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Granting an Ampps privileges to edit hosts file

How could I grant an application such as Ampps privileges to be able to edit hosts file. I need such feature to easily handle local Vhosts using it. I use Windows 7 64 bit and Ampps ver. 2.4
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my computer kept on rebooting because of the deep freeze

I tried all that is written here about F8, safe mode W command prompt etc., but my computer still continues to unstoppable booting because of deep freeze and windows update. i have Windows 7, please ...
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Using Win7 PC for routing

I would like to use a Windows 7 PC with 3 Lan cards and 2 Wi-Fi as a router. For example, I have a PC with 3 LAN cards and two Wi-Fi cards. I would like to use one LAN card to connect to the public ...
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No shadow under windows

i am currently running a windows 7 ultimate on my pc. Yesterday i upgraded my Bitdefender 2014 to 2015 version, and after that i found that there is no shadow showing under my windows(border) or ...
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Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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Record directory sizes on shutdown

What would be the easiest way to record and store the sizes(and a timestamp) of a few chosen directories upon each shutdown - say in a .csv file.
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An attempt was made to logon, but the network logon service was not started,

I am remotely connected to a machine on the network and at the same time from that same machine trying to mapp a drive located on another machine I get the following error "An attempt was made to ...
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How to remove Panda Cloud from Context Menu?

Unfortunately there is no option in Panda Cloud 3.0.1 to disable the context menu entry Scan with Panda Cloud Antivirus. I tried to remove it by using ShellMenuView but the software does not list ...
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Uninstalling Windows 7 from multi boot system with ubuntu

My laptop has Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed. I want to remove Windows 7 completely to use only Ubuntu. How can I uninstall Windows 7?
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Permanently decrypt TrueCrypt SYSTEM drive mounted on a second computer?

I need to permanently decrypt a TrueCrypt SYSTEM drive that is mounted on a second system. The System [menu] --> Permanently decrypt system drive/partition option does not work as the drive's Windows ...
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How do I test Java Apps in Win7/XP

I was wondering if someone could help me. I often am asked to test various application in the windows environment. We have a vender who has built a Java app and from time-to-time the application acts ...
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how to fix: windows explorer shows length and bitrate on only SOME mp3 files

I noticed a new thing my windows 7 is doing to windows explorer. Most of my mp3 files show length and bitrate (when I've set up those columns of course), but a sizeable fraction of them will not ...
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Installation of Windows 7 on Acer Laptop

The computer started using the Windows installation disc. Remove the Windows installation disc and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then insert the Windows installation disc and ...
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How can I fix the BSOD KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED?

The software BlueScreenViews says the crash was caused by the driver RapportCerberus64_68261.sys however I could not identify a solution. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Here is my crash dump:...
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RDP permanent connection problems

i have problems with my RDP connection to my VPS! I have Win 7 Home Premium 64Bit version on my local pc and try to have an stable connection for a couple of hours to my Win 2008 r2 VPS ! The problem ...
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arch 64 attempting to create 64 bit win7, will only create as 32 bit

I am trying to install Windows 7 64-bit as guest OS in VirtualBox. My host OS is Arch Linux 64-bit. I have created a new VM and set it to 64-bit Windows, using vboxmanage. However, when installing ...
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Setting Primary Partition As Active

Guy's i'm wondering why i can't set the Partition that i want (Drive C) as the Primary Partition, When i right click the Drive C in disk management tool it won't give me an option to set it as Primary ...
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Is WinPE-SRT not in the WAIK anymore?

I am trying to build a WindowsPE recovery disk. I noticed that winpe-srt.cab is missing from my WAIK installation. I do not see a \Recovery folder nor do I see a WinPE_OCs, I only see a WinPE_FPs. ...
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Windows 7 download speed slow through router

I am using Windows 7. When I plug in the Internet connection directly to windows 7, its download speed can get up to 60Mbps. However, when I connect Windows 7 through my Linksys Router, the download ...
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Don't understand how increaseuserva works

I've got 4GB of ram on my laptop, but my operating system is Windows 7 x86 so I've got 3~ GB available from 4GB. Some games are crashing because of running out of memory. So the solution I found is ...
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Can't downgread to W7 from W8 on a ASUS R503U

I have trying to downgrade my ASUS R503U from W8 to W7 I have tried everything, and still can't do a fresh install of W7, I I'm not able to Enable the CSM and here is the problem, does anyone know how ...
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how to keep the volume at a specific level in Win7

So there are office pranks going on. I've been re-mapping windows sounds on my co-worker for hilarity, but now, a week later he decided he can just mute the computer. Is there a way to keep the volume ...
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Office Background Color with Dark Theme

I have recently changed to a dark theme in Windows 7. This mostly works nicely, but the problem is the page backgrounds in Word and Excel (2010) become dark, too. I don't want that, because I want ...
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How can I recover laptop programs and data with new hardware?

I have a loptop ( hp pv6000 ) and the motherboard is bad, how can I move the hard drive to another computer, and have a working computer will all the installed programs and data??
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When moving files to my NAS, the file move dialog doesn't show progress. Why?

I have a Synology DS1513+ NAS that has a shared folder exposed (I think it's using CIFS). I'm moving files from a HDD on my local machine to the NAS. For some reason the dialog doesn't show any ...
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Fans go to 100% during shutdown, Waiting for background programs to close

After telling the computer to shutdown, the Waiting for background programs to close. screen pops up, but does not actually list any programs that it's waiting on. The fans also kick up to full speed....
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Forbid files by extension in Windows 7/8

I want to forbid following actions on Windows 7/8: Zip and 7Zip archives to be unpacked/executed , especially when it's a self-extracting archives Exe files to be run dll files Any mentioned ...
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Why my win7 home premium system doesnot walk into sleep mode after an enough inactive time?

I am using win7 home premium 64-bit. When I manually click the sleep button, my computer can fall into sleep mode -- that is to say, both the monitor and computer case are shut down. But when I leave ...
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System Recovery will not run from boot CD

A friend dropped off a Dell Studio 1555 for me to try and fix. Its running windows 7. I have found and removed lots of malware and now trying to fix the incredibly slow startup time. I first was ...
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Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV Mother Board Cant See XFX Radeon HD 6870

Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV mother board isn't seeing an XFX Radeon HD 6870 graphics card. Other cards work on the system and the card works on other systems. I have set the graphics slot in the bios to PCI ...