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monitor won't return to display main screen

I have a Pc (windows 8.1) and a laptop. My monitor is connected to both of them. I have set the monitor to show the laptop only instead of the PC (main). I worked for a while and then I have ...
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Windows 7 No Longer Sees SSD

I have been using an Intel 335 240GB SSD for about a year. Every now and then, when I turn on my computer, the computer says it cannot detect my boot media. I assume my cable was loose so I would open ...
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Windows 7 black screen at login

I have an HP laptop with two user profiles. My main user profile has started showing me a black screen with a mouse cursor at login which lasts for 2-3 minutes. The other user profile does not have ...
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How to share my WAMP installation between two XP and Win7 on my pc?

I have a dual boot system, meaning, I have both WinXP and Win7 installed on my system. I have installed WAMP server for testing and development purposes on my WinXP, and now I want to use the same ...
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Windows 7 doesn't detect second monitor after upgrade

I've just upgraded an old computer from XP to windows 7. It runs a dual-monitor setup, which was all fine under XP. I have an onboard Geforce 8300 and an ati radeon 7000. Only one of them seems to ...
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Accessing a printer and shared folder from a different network

I am connected to a router that's plugged directly online. The other router is heavily firewalled, but allows access to a windows shared folder and a printer. Both networks have ethernet and wifi ...
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Why can't I install Windows 7 in Gnome Boxes?

I run Fedora 18 Gnome. I have a legal copy of Windows 7 in .iso format. I am attempting to install it in Gnome Boxes. When I try to install it, I get a message that says "Connection to windows7.iso ...
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Runescape.com auto redirect

When I visit runescape.com I get auto redirected runescape wikia. (last time it redirected to microsoft.com) I checked/tried cleaning with Malwarebytes Host file is empty Google Dns/Open Dns/ ...
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Frequent BSoDs regarding memory corruption

I have been getting randoms BSoDs recently and they are becoming more frequent. The error is always different but it has something to do with memory corruption. Bsods are totally random. Can happen ...
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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Dual boot ubuntu 13.10 and windows 7

I want to install Ubuntu 13.10 on my pre-installed windows 7 pc and I want a dual boot. I have no empty partition on my hard disk drive. I don't want to re-install windows 7. How should I do it? ...
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Menus sticks on top of everything

I have the same problem as this: Menu item from closed program stays on top I can refresh the resolution, and then the problem disappears, but then after the problem comes back, it is 10 times ...
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How change the programme for the doc file?

I have files with .doc extensions. But when I click on them the default browser is opened. When I want to change the program by right click -> open with -> find the MS Office .exe file and click on ...
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Explorer image thumbnails are grey/incomplete/partial

[2 months later] I haven't found any other sources addressing this problem. And it's still happening. Doing this update/edit to possible catch someone's eye and get some suggestions? [Original] I ...
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Connect from Mac OS X to Windows 7 Desktop

I am trying to connect from my MacBook to my Windows 7 machine within my own network - if it will work from outside my network that's a plus but no need to have. My Windows 7 machine is freshly ...
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.bat file overriding answer

When I made this batch file, when typing y and n for the first time it works fine, but as soon as I choose n, every single time I try inputting something, it opens up the 7000 songs wpl list then ...
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how to edit autoplay action for device? (Windows 7/8)

I'm looking for a way to add a program to the list of default autoplay actions when I connect a device, specifically opening up iFunBox when connecting an iPhone. Default Programs Editor will let you ...
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How to install non Microsoft USB device driver on PC without admin rights?

I am running Win 7x32 secured corporate laptop. My USB audio device has .exe installer file which is not possible to execute because of having no admin rights. Is it possible to embed driver files in ...
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Computer will freeze/ lock up after doing relatively stressful things

I'll first start off by saying that the issue GENERALLY doesn't occur unless I'm doing something remotely stressful for my computer. This issue used to occur whenever it felt it was necessary, however ...
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Computer freezes, makes buzzing noise on speakers

My computer has recently been freezing up occasionally (once every one or two days). When the computer freezes I have been playing a game (League of Legends or Hearthstone) or watching a movie using ...
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Write To a specific line of a file in a loop using batch script

I want to write some text in specific lines of a file, for example I want to write in lines 12 and 13, and also I need to do this every 5 seconds. How to do it using batch script?
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Samsung Laptop cuts out at 37% battery life

I use a Samsung i5 (I think, I'm nowhere near the box to check specifics) laptop purchased summer of last year, running Windows 7 with a Quad core and AMD Radeon graphics. I'm pretty gentle with it, ...
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Unable to connect to hidden SSID

I am using a Meraki wireless network, but I am unable to connect to a hidden SSID. I am using Windows 7. In the past, the laptop in question has been connected successfully to DYD-VPN. However, that ...
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Disable boot on secondary drive

So I have two 2TB drives in my computer, both have windows on it, one with windows 7 and one with windows 8 pro, the problem is that the hard drive with windows 7 on it seems to always want to boot ...
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After 5 minutes desktop boot, some program(s) starts on Windows 7

The system is Windows 7, 32 bits. I have started only Thunderbird, Skype, 7 Sticky Notes and Look'n'Stop firewall. 5 minutes after system boot and full desktop load, I get a busy cursor, the windows ...
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Windows 7 - 64bit OS - Opens java.exe always in a separate command prompt

Upgraded my windows 7 from 32 bit to 64 bit. Installed Java 6 (64 bit) and 7 (64 bit) version. Whenever i execute "java" in a command prompt, it opens a new command prompt and execute it. Even if i ...
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How to configure network shared folder permissions

I have setup a local shared folder between my Macbook Pro (OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion) and my Desktop PC (Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64 bit). On my Mac, the configuration looks like this: ...
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ASUS UX32A iSSD sandisk 32gb

i have an asus ux32a laptop. Bought it 10 months ago. At first, all ran well. Did install windows 7 on hard drive (320gb) and installed win 8 on ssd (32gb sandisk) a week ago, i booted in ssd (win ...
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Dell Studio 1558 working only on external monitor

First of all let me make this clear it's not a problem with the Laptop's LCD, I tried the display test, pressing 'D' during power on and the display was working, it showed the colors, etc. System ...
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DisplayPort stopped working - nVidia Geforce 660 Ti on Windows 7

I have a computer with 3 monitors connected to my nVidia Geforce 660 Ti graphics card. I had to move the computer across the room the other day, and after the move the one monitor connected using ...
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Windows 7 getting 'Setup was unable to create new system partition' when trying to install on dual boot with Linux Mint 15

I know there are a LOT of threads with this error message in but my case is different. I sold my windows PC and want to dual Boot Windows 7 Ultimate and Linux Mint 15. I have Linux Mint 15 installed ...
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HDMI, Thunderbolt ports not working in Boot Camp

I've installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, but the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports still aren't working. When I connect an HDMI cable from my Mac to a monitor, the monitor says No HDMI Input. System: ...
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how can i recreate a font .ttf of an old typewriter from a scanned document?

I have a scanned document of an old typewriter and i want to extract it and create a windows font so as to have it on my computer. I have tried creating the font using font creator from scratch by ...
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How can I launch Safari Terminal on Windows 7

I want to execute some commands for my Safari web browser mainly to disable auto-refresh. And it is seems that the only way to do so, is to use the terminal to write commands. But I am using windows 7 ...
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When trying to search in Windows 7 Start Menu, no related program is found

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate. Whenever I click on the "Start" button and then in the search box type anything such as "calc", "notepad", "mstsc", etc., no related program found and nothing is launched ...
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Move home directory to shared storage partition in Dual Boot Windows/Fedora

I am dual booting Windows 7 and Fedora with a shared storage partition. In Windows 7 I've adjusted my libraries to point to the shared storage partition. I'd like to do the same for Fedora, so by ...
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Pictures folder on 1 TB external hardrive corrupted and became an extentionless unreadable file

My 1 TB external drive where I keep most of my photos has corrupted. My Pictures folder has become an extentionless file which cannot be opened. The other folders appear to be OK but I don't use ...
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Unable to delete .iso file, even with iobit unlocker

I am unable to delete a .iso file, stored under my download folder. 'file used by another program' pops up whenever I try to delete it. I have used iobit unlocker and found that the file is being ...
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I need to transfer Windows XP to a new computer

I bought a used computer from my office. Windows XP, Pro had been removed. They gave me a CD to reinstall. Everything works now except the Office Suite. How do I get Office Suite activated?
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My computer crashes when I start a steam game

When I start a game, for example CS: GO, my computer crashes. First the screen goes black screen, then it crashes and starts again by it self. I think its something to do with DirectX, because when I ...
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Windows driver incorrectly identified network card, now somewhere in System devices

I've just installed a PCI-E network card and when it was installed Windows (7 64bit) found a driver. I then went into device manager and removed the device and the drivers (perhaps I should have just ...
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How do I search ALL locations (including Remote drives) for a particular filename in Windows 7 (64b)?

Remote drives are not indexed by Windows 7. I'd like to be able to quickly start a search of ALL locations for a filename pattern (filename: keyword.xls, etc.) Is there a quick way to start this ...
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Cannot connect to laptop from desktop and vice-versa

I recently bought an ASUS laptop. I already have a desktop which connects to my router via ethernet. The laptop connects the internet through the router via Wi-Fi. Both machines have Windows 7 x64 ...
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How to install Windows XP on acer

I have an Acer laptop core i3. When I try to install Windows XP on my computer, the installation does not complete and a blue screen is displayed with the follwing statement: Check for viruses on ...
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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I'm trying to dual boot my computer with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, but I keep running into a problem. I have created a primary partition for the new OS, have downloaded the 64-bit .iso file (my ...
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Unable to Remote Desktop over VPN

Really strange. I am able to Remote Desktop over VPN to one of the servers (xxx.xxx.xxx.26), but not to another (xxx.xxx.xxx.27). The servers are on the same subnet. The funny part is that if I ...
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How can I get default file associations for specific file extension '.jpg'?

I want to find some file association that "open with.." can find at XP/Win7/Win8, I try to find "PhotoShop". First, I find the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.jpg PerceivedType = image \OpenWithProgids => ...
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Possible to RDP into a desktop other than current one(using desktop manager)

I am using a Virtual Desktop Manager to run 4 desktops that I use. I am wondering if it is possible to RDP into a different desktop than the one that is currently being viewed on the local PC? So I am ...
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How to run an application from host on guest OS in virtualbox?

I am wondering how to run an application from the host OS on a guest OS? I know this is possible but am unsure how to do it. The Host is windows 7 and the guest is Windows XP. Is it possible without ...