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Is it necessary to back up Libraries while backing up a drive for formatting?

(Windows-7) I want to back up my C: drive before formatting it. Is it necessary to back up the Libraries also? I am not interacting with Libraries myself. Only the system does the necessary actions. I ...
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Remove Recent Places from Windows 7 Favorites using Batch or Registry?

How do you remove the Recent Places shortcut from the Favorites side bar in Windows 7 using a batch file or from the registry? For example, when running a batch file to configure, add, and remove ...
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AMD drivers will not install properly

I have the same problem as in here : AMD Graphics Drivers won't install properly I have done all the steps that are instructed there, but when I am installing the drivers, it does this: ...
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Is the voice command “transfer” to transfer text from the dictation box to the application supposed to work?

Once I'm done dictating in the dictation box, I can transfer the text with the voice command "transfer text" or "click transfer". The official Dragon NaturallySpeaking manual says that one can use ...
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file path to find folder where files deleted from recycle bin are sitting

Unfortunately my business has to close, which leaves me to sell a number of laptops off. I want to ensure any ex customer information cant be recovered after being deleted from the recycle bin by the ...
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Backup updates on Windows 7

I am planning on formatting my laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium that has gathered up a lot of unwanted programs etc.. and re-installing Windows. The problem is that internet is very expensive in ...
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If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer, can someone access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?

I have a USB Flash drive with confidential information on it and I will need to access this information on someone else’s computer. The computer is a PC and operates on Microsoft Office 7. If I open ...
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Windows 7 - Can I “Make text and other items larger or smaller” different on separate displays? The selection applies to all 3 of my monitors

I use three monitors. One is my laptop, and the other two are large Dell monitors. In the "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution" screen, I can change the ...
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Where is Windows pulling this connection status/type from and can I edit it?

In the list of network connections I have, the LAN connection has a value of 'EData' where others have 'Not connected' or 'Unidentified network'. This seems to be the status or type of connection, ...
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My screensaver kicks in afer a few seconds and changeing it in the control panel is not working.

I have Windows 7 professional. It was working fine until I had to move the PC. I disconnected everything and when I put it back together this started happening. I have had my techs look at it but they ...
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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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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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Autoit fails to create registry key where regedit does

I wrote a AutoIt program that use RegWrite to add several registry value. I tested it as 'Domain Admins' and it fail to write, I runned it as local 'Administrator' and the values where changed. I ...
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What is the best way to delete all files in a user profile, without deleting the user profile in Windows 7?

I suppose this has been mentioned before, but the answers are quite inconsistent and might not totally address what I am looking for. I have a user profile created, and I want to delete all types of ...
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Laptop HDD Swap

I'm thinking of swapping the HDD from one non-functioning (dead screen) laptop to another. Assuming that the sizes of HDD all match up, along with the connection type, will this work? I understand I ...
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Can dropbox pick up 2 folders on different locations on the same machine and sync under the same account?

I use dropbox and my main folder resides D: local drive on a win 7 machine. I have linked a linux machine's folders at Z:, I would like to have those folders to be included in my dropbox too. Is there ...
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Using telnet on windows 7.. can't connect on a specific port

Sorry if my question is stupid, but I'm trying to connect to myself using telnet, and i'm having some issues. I'm using a windows rat(Not an illegal one), it's an exe file that listens on port 24328 ...
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Windows - Output Audio to 2 Devices (Using JACK)

I have a bit project I'd like to setup, but am a little stuck on how to go about it. On Windows 7, how would one go about outputting audio to 2 devices? Essentially, I'm using Studio One for ...
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Ubuntu formatted drive not visible on macbook pro or windows desktop

I have an older SSD (12.04 installed on it, encrypted) that was inside an ubuntu server, this particular server is on its last leg so I removed the SSD and tried mounting it on my mac to format it, ...
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Recovering a Partition with data on it

So I stupidly deleted a partition when I was trying to join two partitions from the same disk together. It had been split up to a 100mb partition and the large hunk. This was my old drive that I used ...
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Install from a .bat file

I have an old Mecer Notebook, at the school where I work, that is running Windows XP. My Principal has forgotten the password, but has asked me to see if I can get it working. I have tried everything! ...
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Unable to boot WIN7 from 2nd disc after cloning it with Aomei

I have an external hard drive (drive P=1.5TB) + two internal hard drives (drive C=2TB and drive D=1TB). All drives are 75% free. I have upgraded my D drive from Vista to WIN 7 and cleaned up the D ...
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Google Chrome completely unresponsive

Pages load indefinitely and most of the time I get this error: Pressing 'wait' or 'kill pages' does nothing, I have to close the error window from the upper right button. What I mean by ...
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Make a User Account same as it is in Safe Mode

I have Windows 7 in my laptop which has Single User Account. I noticed that in Safe Mode laptop is much faster than usual. So I want to create a User Account which has all properties same as when ...
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Firefox with profiles — just use the default

For quite a while, I have used Firefox on my Windows 7 laptop and a single profile. When I open up Outlook or Pidgin or whatever, and I click on a link, that link opens up as a new tab in my Firefox ...
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Hard disk partition missing in MY COMPUTER

My E and F drive, which is a partition on my main hard drive used for storing data, has disappeared. I am using Windows 7 and the partition was almost full with data.
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Create Junction point for Program Files (x86) on functioning system

Recently I found that my lowly 128GB SSD was filling up to the point where I had to uninstall old games to install new games. That wasn't bad until I had to install some other applications for actual ...
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Folder is not copying properly from laptop to hard drive

Hi I am using WD elements 2 TB hard drive. I tried to copy folder (6gb movies) from my windows 7 laptop. It shows copy is completed but when I eject it and again connect it is showing empty ...
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After repartitioning a drive, Windows is messed up because the drive letter changed from F: to something else

The system had one drive with two partitions both running Windows 7. The first one, I deleted. This didn't have the MBR or bootloader on it. The second one was kept, but resized to fit the whole ...
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Why does this keep happening to the volume?

Basically this sums up what's happening to my PC: The sound never 'reaches' 100% even though the 'limit' is at 100%. The programs that are producing the sounds/music are all at 100%, for example: ...
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Video games periodically stutter

About 2 months ago, video games on my computer have suddenly started to periodically stutter. Normally, I run them fine, but now, about every 1 minute, the game starts to run at approx. 5 FPS for ...
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Can I reduce the length of the Dropbox folder name on Windows?

My Dropbox Folder name is "Dropbox (Personal)"" That's a bit too long for me as Windows have a 255 Character File Path Limit. Is there any way to shorten it? ("Move" only allows me to change the ...
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Add Mirror for volumes other than the last one in Windows 7 (disk “not up-to-date”)

I'm using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. I have an existing 4TB disk with 3 NTFS volumes, a new 3TB blank disk, and I'm trying to mirror the volumes onto the new disk. My Windows install is on an SSD which ...
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File sharing from a cable connected pc to wifi connected laptop (windows 7 ultimate)

I have a one desktop running windows 7 ultimate connected to Ethernet cable. And I want to share folder to another wifi connected laptop (also windows 7 ultimate). Both machines are on the same home ...
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Add a right click context menu in certain WIndows folders that will open a web browser URL?

In a Windows Explorer window where you browse files in Windows 7, I would like to add a new context menu that will allow me to open a file on my local Dev Server. So it would have to open a browser ...
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Computer took much longer than normal to boot, and now windows open and close slow

I've got a Sager laptop, a GeForce GTX 680M, an i7, 32GB of RAM, and I'm running Windows 7. My computer recently began to make that sound Windows makes when you plug in or unplug something (The da duh ...
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Change + key function to tab with only one stroke

I would like to have the + key on the right hand keypad function as the tab key. Is this possible?
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Automatically log-out Inactive Users on non-enterprise Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit box used as a shared resource between all the members of my family. Fast user switching is enable, and often quite useful. However, that means the Screen Saver's ...
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Windows taskbar tasks crash explorer.exe

Synopsis: Whenever I execute a task via the Windows taskbar, explorer.exe immediately crashes. Cause: Any item under "Tasks" causes this, from any application (see screenshot "taskbar tasks.png"). ...
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Move *.wav files to new sub folder in multiple folders

On my Windows 7 x64 system, I have in my music folder both *.mp3 and *.wav files in a directory structure similar to this: D:\users\username\Music\Music\Artist\Album\musicfiles I'd like to move all ...
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What can I delete in registry Editor - need to remove PCUPGRADENOW

I want to delete the non essential registries in : Software - Microsoft - Windows - Current Version - Run. The reason is I get a pop up from PCUPGRADENOW (I think a virus)and I have followed all the ...
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Screen goes blank, after logging into Windows, or pc stops with long-short-short-short beep code

I have a ~5 year old computer, it runs Win7 64bit version. It had 4GB of dual RAM, (2x2GB stick), with an ASUS P5P43TD motherboard. Around a 1,5 months ago, my computer didn't start, it gave a ...
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How to reset windows 7 password when USB ports are also not working?

There is a strange problem with my Windows 7 HP laptop, which is further complicated by the fact that I donot remember administrator password. I was using the admin login through fingerprint reader, ...
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Autohotkey - Ctrl combination randomly deletes text as I type

My m key is broken, so I am using an autohotkey script to restore its functionality. m is set as Ctrl + , ^,:: send m Every once and a while, pressing this combination deletes everything that I am ...
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Using OEM key from a preinstalled windows copy

I have a lenovo laptop running linux. I have the OEM key for win7 (looks like numbers-OEM-numbers-numbers) that came with the laptop. Can I reinstall Windows 7 from my USB drive and use the OEM key to ...
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How to configure Windows 7 to disable all network interfaces before hibernation and enable them on waking up?

Whenever I hibernate my laptop at home, go to the office an wake it up there I get an IP address conflict warning. IP is configured by DHCP (without any MAC binding) at both places so I think it would ...
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copying file from UNC path to startup folder on Windows 7 machines

I have sucessfully figured out how to copy a file to "\machinename\C$\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\startup" however I want to run this as part of an existing startup batchfile. I ...
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Starts to desktop background color, no start menu, unless in Safe Mode?

Similar, but likely not the same: Computer Won't Boot Properly, unless in safe mode? Main issue description When my PC starts up in Standard mode, it intermittently (about 20% of the time, at ...
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Windows 7 shuts down automatically on delete key press

Whenever i press delete button for deleting files or folder, windows 7 forcly shuts down the system , i m not sure is this virus or any keyboard shortcut malware. on pess key of special char ,its add ...
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How to find what is bloating my windows registry

Recently, my msi installations begin to took too long. I researched the internet and found this; http://www.tachytelic.net/2012/03/extremely-long-delay-trying-to-install-msi-installer-packages/ The ...