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Computer crashed after updating graphics card driver, now I have problems

Have a Radeon 5xxx mobility on a HP notebook. (Not switchable graphics) Today I was updating the AMD driver to the 13.1 mobility driver for Win7 64bit. Then it crashed in the middle and did some ...
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dirty bit on C: after uninstalling KB2823324

I've got 3 Windows 7 64 bit systems that installed the MS KB2823324 update and all have the dirty bit set in drive C:.... I uninstalled the KB and rebooted. The OS saw the dirty bit and tried to run ...
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Windows 7 - “Alt-tab” gadget or application to show miniatures of all open apps in a window

I'm looking for some kind of persistent "alt-tab" window, which woul allow to see miniatures of active windows, as the Alt+Tab shortcut does (but can't be always shown AFAIK). Some ideas or cool apps ...
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How do I make the Explorer bread crumb trail always show the full path?

I like the bread crumbs in Windows Explorer. They are more like what I'm used to from Ubuntu at home, but when I'm at work I am forced to use Windows. What bothers me is when the bread crumb trail ...
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Sharing a folder with full access in Windows 7

I have the following situation: I need to share a folder in the root of drive C: on a Windows 7 machine. The share should provide read/write access for anybody on other machines on the local ...
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autologon fails on some windows 7 systems

Hi I'm having some weird problem with the windows autologin on a couple of Windows 7 Systems. Suddenly after months of working correctly it fails to login on some systems. (not all of them) It just ...
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How do I enter the @ sign in the Windows 7 logon screen?

Assuming you have a password that includes the @ sign – how do you enter that in the Windows 7 logon screen? The workaround I have found so far is to use ALT+6+4 (on the number pad). This works, but ...
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How can I make dir command in cmd.exe to behave as though it were under a different Locale?

When I change my System Locale to a Simplified Chinese (PRC), and I open cmd.exe, a dir command will display the Chinese character file names correctly. If my System Locale is English (United ...
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Disabling DHCP server in Windows-7

I am trying to set up a DHCP IP exclusion within the DHCP server which is coming with Internet Connection Sharing of Windows 7 but I'm having a hard time doing so. Consequently I got a 3rd party DHCP ...
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How to poweroff CD drive in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I am running Windows 7 64 bit on Lenovo W510, I wish to poweroff the CD drive. The power manager sometimes switches off the power when I am running on batteries. Is there a way I can do that myself. ...
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Is it possible to decrypt multiple truecrypt drives at FDE boot?

I have a Windows 7 Machine with the OS disk using TrueCrypt full disk encryption. I've got an additional 4 other drives plugged into the same machine for storage (Via SATA storage) that I would like ...
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How can I keep a Windows registry key constant?

Is there a way to lock a system registry key from being changed? Or to somehow keep it constant? In Windows 7, I'm trying to prevent a system registry key from being automatically changed any time a ...
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I need an easy way to 'google' through all my PDF files - anything like this exist? [duplicate]

Here is my scenario and system: System: Win-7, 64-bit. Scenario: Very simply, I have a folder on my dropbox account, titled \Papers. Within this folder, I have a lot of PDF files, and I have even ...
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windows ethernet adapter not recognizing lan cable

Not sure if this is the right place - please refer me to another group if not. I have an issue getting my Asus laptop (Windows 7) LAN card to work. My setup is: dsl modem --> asus wireless router --> ...
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External HDD unrecognized [duplicate]

I have an external IDE harddrive. I plug the USB to the PC, switch on the power and I hear that the HDD is working(no scratch, no shar noise, just a smooth hdd is what I hear). My problem is, that the ...
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I created a undeletable file in Windows 7

I was programming in Python and accidentally passed the contents instead of the filename to open() and I have been left with a file called "  being lazy " (with leading and trailing spaces) which can ...
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Remote Desktop microphone forwarding on Win7 Pro

I'd like to use the microphone forwarding over RDP on Win7 Pro. Unfortunately this is only available on Enterprise and Ultimate editions. Do you know of any workaround for this? I'l like those ...
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IE9/IE10 loads webpages but doesn't update the display until the window is scrolled

So I click a link in IE9/IE10 and nothing appears to happen. I notice that the tab icon updates and spins as well as the tab text says the usual things. I open Fiddler and click another link. ...
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Windows 7 Faking Internet Connection

I am having a problem from this blog post: http://blog.superuser.com/2011/05/16/windows-7-network-awareness/ I have a dns server set up that I make my windows machine point to as per this : ...
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Error launching application that uses .Net framework

I'm trying to open a program named "Nexus Mod Manager". This is a program designed to install Skyrim mods via its automatic list. Anyway, it appears to use .Net framework. I have it installed but I ...
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Looking for video device driver for a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC

I'm looking for a video device driver for a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC. It shows up in the Device Manager as Video Controller, and it's Hardware Ids are ...
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Print multiple copies of “Print Selection” Excel 2007

I have a user who is trying to print only a certain set of cells in Excel 2007, but she needs to print 2 copies of the selection. Using the print dialog, she selects Selection under Print What and ...
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Looking for audio device driver for a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC

I've looked all over the internet for a legacy device driver that will work with a Thinkpad R51 running Windows 7 Embedded Standard / Windows Thin PC and I haven't found anything that works yet. The ...
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Dell Inspiron 1746 screen goes crazy

I have a dell Inspiron 1746 with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, 4gb Ram, Intel HD graphics. The problem is after an hour or few the screen goes crazy with a noise and colored lines and then the computer ...
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How can I make the command (cmd) window in Windows 7 wider?

I would like to make the cmd.exe window wider in Windows 7 so it can display a tracert without wrapping. Is that possible? The window seems to be resizable only in the vertical direction when dragged. ...
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Can you dynamically resize Windows Command Line window?

Windows Command Line window has a fixed size. You can change it, but not on-the-fly, with a mouse. But maybe it's just me or my system (Windows 7). Can you dynamically resize Windows Command Line ...
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virtual filesystems appear to be limited on win32 build of Midnight Commander

I installed Midnight Commander 4.8.7 on my windows machine at work. 2 of the features that I would love to use are the virtual filesystems for zip files and ssh. But the only virtual filesystem that ...
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Restoring filenames of files recovered after deletion.

I accidently formatted one of 4 partitions I had on my hard disk. I used several disk recovery programs to recover my files. Though I recovered most of my files, the problem is I didn't recover them ...
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Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS along Windows 7

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit via flash-drive on a machine that has Windows 7 64-bit already installed. Windows 7 has some system partitions created. Check this screen: However, ...
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Shared folders and permissions (windows 7)

I am creating a few files for particular users and groups with limited permissions, basically read and execute. So, its works just fine. The problem is that when a user is trying to delete a file ...
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FFmpeg: can't capture audio from microphone

I use FFmpeg under Windows 7 to stream live video. There are no problems with the camera, but for some reason I can't capture sound from the microphone (I've tested it, it works fine). I use the ...
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HP Pavilion DV4 1211 hard disk hitting

I have a HP Pavilion DV4 1211 laptop. I have a problem with my hard disk ( which is 320 GB), when I use laptop in 30 min or more than hard disk temperature going to 60°+ Celsius. How can I ...
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Accessing the contents of a Nameless folder

I have a folder without a name and it contains data. I am unable to access it through explorer since it is hidden (Show hidden folder has no effect) and i could not use CD in cmd to open it as it has ...
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How to view music files in micro SD in windows7

I have a O2 Micro SD SCSI card with music files on it. I am able to use it in my car audio system. But cannot read it in my windows 7 PC. I can see the GPS map folders but not the music folders. How ...
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Dual GFX cards, one stops working

I have a workstation with 2 gfx cards which display three monitors. One gfx card works with two monitor and works perfectly, the other gfx card which only display on one monitor will fail to work. ...
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Windows 7 icons not retaining correct size

I was building a folder with extra large custom icon shortcuts to all of my games, because why not, and everything was going well. But when I was halfway through, suddenly icons I had already set ...
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Windows Explorer 'Can't open this item"

Even since installing DWIM Perl on a Windows 7 x64 machine, whenever I install certain programs, attempting to open most MS programs included with Windows gives me: Can't open this item It might have ...
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Touchscreen touches go to the wrong monitor

I have a Dell Studio 17 running Windows 7 64bit. It's been fine for years but a month or two ago I noticed that when I have an external monitor plugged in, if I try to use the built-in touchscreen ...
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Weird Quirk - Right Click, then key press not running command in Win7 / IE8

I just got a new work computer and am being driven nuts by this odd quirk. When I'm in Internet Explorer, I'm used to right-clicking on a link using my mouse's touchpad (to bring up the right-click ...
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Why/how is svchost.exe using 6.5GB of memory?

What is going on here? I have almost nothing running. By almost nothing, I mean Firefox, and some background network applications that are entirely passive and would never use this much memory. ...
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Windows 7 cannot access samba share (error 53 and network path was not found)

For some reason windows 7 cannot see my samba share after moving house...?... When trying net view \\192.168.0.6 it returns System error 53 has occurred. The network path was not found. Below is ...
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Multiple user accounts from same client on network share?

My Win7 professional client has a connected network drive to the server with cached login (user/pw) data. How can I connect to the same server as a different user simultaneously?
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Having issues with file associations in Win 7

I am trying to link a file type to an app and it's not working. The file type does not show up in the list of known file types and when I go to "Open With" it does not save the app. This issue is not ...
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MBR Partition Table not found

Well... I was trying to activate my windows 7, the first program that I used was "MBR Regenerator" that would turn windows back to the trial mode. Ok. The program asked to a restart, and I did it. ...
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Windows 7 32 Bit (on MacBook) Suddenly lost 1.5 G of RAM usable out of 4

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 32 Bit (under BootCamp). It is a 4G machine, and has happily been running for 2 years with 3.5 or so usable RAM. I started noticing the fan and hard drive ...
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Windows7: explorer pseudocrash after login?

Well, since yesterday after I log-in on Windows 7 (x64 Ultimate) I get the desktop as usual, but as soon as I try to interact with it with a click, it turns totally white. The taskbar doesn't ...
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How do I prevent LibreOffice saving the file with the thumbnails?

I am using LibreOffice 4.0 on Windows 7 and I have noticed that it saves files (for example Writer) with a preview. (The icon of the file shows what's inside it, it looks like a page). How do I turn ...
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How to modify a read only files under windows folder in Windows 7

I am facing a problem in Windows 7. Usually I can do this in Windows XP, but after moving to windows 7, I can't do it anymore. Below are the details. I need to modify some files in a specific folder A ...
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Unrecognized root certificatication authority found

I was looking at the certificates on my local PC (Win 7 64-bit) and found one in the "trusted root certification authorities" section that has the same "Issued To" and "Issued By" names (as do most of ...
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Start/stop services from command prompt under non Administrator user, but belonging to administrators group

I have a WIN7 computer with user which is in Administrator group. Let's call it MyUser. UAC turned ON. I have several services launched under local system. When I'm trying to start or stop these ...