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User loads temp profile every login

I have a pc where only 1 domain user keeps getting a temp profile each time that user logs in. I tried logging with a different user on the same pc and the profile loaded just fine. It is a Server ...
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Win 7, permanent update of “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool”

I get permanent update offers for “Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool” and installed them with success, but with the next restart I get another offer of the same version again. I have tried to ...
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windows 7 boot screen logo issue

I have a problem with my Lenovo b50-70, I installed Ubuntu and Windows 7 in two different disk partitions, but when I choose Windows in the grub I see that instead of windows boot logo: So, I ...
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Disable 28-day autodelete of Windows.old

I recently reinstalled Windows, it placed all the old stuff in a Windows.old folder. I heard this deletes itself 28 days after installation. Is there a way to stop this? I already renamed the folder ...
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Chrome bookmarks

My personal computer crashed irreparably due to hardware issues, and as a consequence, I have lost access to all my chrome bookmarks. One of those bookmarks (the most important one, in fact), ...
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TCLYP is compressed (press ctrl+alt+del to restart)

Can you help me with my problem? Im not really good with computers. I decided to defrag disk C and I actually dont know if I did it right. Then after 10-15 minutes I turn my laptop off. But when I ...
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How to permanently disable OS updates in Windows 7?

I'm using Windows 7 to download. And Windows update gets in the way making the download slower. How do I disable it permanently? I tried to find the settings in the msconfig.exe. But can't find it. I ...
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Applications flicker when I click the mouse

The best way I can show this is with games - which are entirely unplayable. Here is a video of what is happening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqb5qPencVE Notice that it happens every time I ...
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MP4 video from Android phone can't be played in Windows

I took a video on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android), it's about 3GB and it can be played on the phone. But after transferring it to the PC is does not play when opened with VLC, QuickTime, Windows Media ...
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Multiple Copies of Windows Calculator

Just did a clean install of Win7 x64. I have a Microsoft Ergo Keyboard 4000 and use the calculator key a lot. Previously, in Windows XP, I could hit it and get multiple copies of calculator to popup. ...
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Some Advice on Installing Linux Mint [on hold]

I am going to Dual-boot my machine with Linux Mint Cinnamon(With multimedia support). My configuration is as follows: Intel Pentiun G630 500 GB Hard Disk 2 GB DDR3 RAM As I am new to installng a ...
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Setting custom icons based on files' contents

I'd like to have a custom icon for the files with extension .extension the same way images do. In the Windows Explorer I see a preview of images as their icon. Instead of having a general icon for ...
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How important is to have matching speed of RAM? [duplicate]

I have a 4GB DDR3 800Mhz recently I installed another 4GB. It turns out it's DDR3 667MHz. Does it really matter I should own both rams 800MHz? Slot1 shows recent RAM installation. ALSO I don't ...
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How to unmark an NTFS cluster as bad?

How do I unmark clusters as bad in NTFS? Background I mistakenly ran >chkdsk /R on my SSD, where /R: Locates bad sectors and recovers readable information (implies /F) /F: Fixes errors ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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I have a Lenovo G570 laptop. Not starting occasionally [on hold]

The laptop does not load windows at times. And at other times loads perfectly. Is there a solution? It has Windows 7 installed. It is updated till date.
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Windows 7 laptop comes in hibernation from sleep and can't boot after that

I have MSI 2PE Ghost PC on Windows 7. I put PC into sleep, but after few hours it automatically boots quietly and goes to hibernation state. After that it can't boot from this state normally (error ...
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How to install docker on Windows7 and create a Linux machine over docker

How can I install Docker on my windows 7 machine and dock a Linux distro,say Ubuntu 14.04? What are the things to be done before installation process. Do I need to allocate a specific partition for ...
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Blurry Chrome's window after waking up from hibernation

This is, how my Chrome's window looked like directly after waking up my computer from hibernation: It lasted about 3-5 seconds and then everything went back to normal. Screen overlay looks exactly ...
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USB stick appearing as hard disk drive, not removable storage device

I just plugged in a very simple 1GB USB stick from the office in hopes of making it a Fedora Live USB stick. For that to work, I need a removable storage device, or else it won't appear in LiveUSB ...
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BIOS does not manage the 2 * 2Go RAM [on hold]

I bought 2 x 2Go DRR2 to upgrade my computer. But when I boot, my BIOS displays only 2Go managed. In my Windows 7 Pro 64 bits, I read 4GO (2GO available). So I look for a solution in web and I found ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from resuming from hibernation

I am running Windows 7 x64 on my machine and everything is perfect. I actually never turn off my PC completely but rather I always put it into hibernation mode for fast resume once I get back. ...
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Smart Card errors

I have a CAC smart card, and a SCM Microsystems SCR3310 USB card Reader. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1. This setup used to work just fine. When I would insert my CAC, my certificates would ...
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Chkdsk An unspecified error occurred 6c6f6766696c652e 29c

UPDATE: It was a bad SATA cable. I ran the chkdsk /R command on an external WD 1TB hardrive connected via SATA. Here is the output log from chkdsk from event viewer. Not sure what the error message ...
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Internet not working without VPN or Hotspot shield

I can not browse internet without hotspot shield. Whenever I turn on hotspot shield, everything gets fine. Without it I get "no internet connection" error. On mobile and other computers (over wifi) ...
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UAC dialog pops up when starting Google Chrome

I use Windows 7, and Google Chrome 7. Every time I start Google Chrome, a UAC Dialog box pops up with the question: Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? ...
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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Disable MsMpSvc from command line

Quite simply I'm looking for a way to disable Microsoft's security essentials service from the command line, you used to be able to run the command (as admin) net stop MsMpSvc but that was somehow ...
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Can't View Thumbnails when trying to open JPEG files

In Photoshop, I put in a CD with my images, when I try to select a file, I can't view the thumbnails. Only the Photoshop icon! It showed the actual picture before, and all of a sudden it stopped! ...
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Updating WIM and re-sysprepping

I have successfully created my first windows image, but of course left a few things out. Rather than spend another 2 days creating the image again from scratch to our specifications, I have been ...
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Is it a sign of trouble when Windows mis-recognizes the brand/model of my thumbdrive?

I have an assortment of USB thumbdrives, which I use often on a few different Windows 7 machines. Occasionally, when I insert one or the other of them, Windows will completely mis-identify it--I'll ...
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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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BIOS not ACPI compliant, on windows 7 installation

I was facing a problem of blank screen with cursor after login in my Lenovo G40-30 laptop which was pre-installed with windows 8. So to resolve it I somehow decided to change it from UEFI boot to ...
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Move win7 to another machine: working machine on every step

I want window7 ("C" and "D") move to another machine with all installed programs. As I understand the sequnce of step is following: sysprep /generalize reboot with mini windows and use imagex to ...
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Windows 7 - How to locate a list of files by filename and copy them into a folder

I have a list of 200 filenames. I need to find these files, which are located in different subfolders, by their filename and copy them into one separate folder. I'm using Windows 7. How do I do that? ...
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Where are the EXEs for Subsystem For Unix Applications so I can use it?

I am on Windows 7 Ultimate. I have done done start..ctrl panel..programs..turn windows features on and off...and ticked Subsystem For Unix Applications When I click the start menu, I see it isn't ...
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Error installing Windows - Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition

I am trying to install Windows on my computer. I previously had Ubuntu and Kali Linux installed. I am able to boot up from my USB. I agree to all the legal stuff and when it comes to installing ...
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How can I open the User Account Control settings from command line

It should be something like control APPLET.cpl, but I am not able to find the applet name. Does anybody know?
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Virtualbox: NAT networking suddenly stopped working for all Windows guests, Linux guests still OK

My host is an out-of-the-box Ubuntu 12.10 simply connected to Wifi. I installed VirtualBox, and then a few Linux and Windows 7 Pro guests on it, all with default VirtualBox options (NAT). I reboot ...
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“Blacklist” certain devices so Windows doesn't download new drivers/ change windows driver update registry

Main Question: Is there a way to prevent Windows 7 from searching for drivers for a device with a particular (known) vendor and product ID? Secondary Question: If the answer to the above question is ...
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Why do deleted files still show up in Explorer until I refresh the folder?

Note: I am fully aware that this question is a dupe of Icons of deleted files remain until refreshed. However, that question is over two years old, has few views, has no answers, and doesn't convey ...
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How to add files to specified folder in archive with 7zip command line

I have folders and files on my disk C:\builds\main.exe D:\components\a\testa.exe D:\components\b\testb.exe D:\components\c\testc.exe D:\dependencies\abc.dll Can I create an archive with 7z command ...
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What is Mobsync.exe? Assuming I don't need it, can I disable it in Windows 7 without ill side effect?

I'm running Windows 7. Occasionally when I resume my computer from standby, it seems to wait 20-30 seconds or so before giving me full control back. In an attempt to diagnose why, I've been watching ...
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Black screen after login for my user account only

I was faced with a perplexing issue today. I was attempting to roll out a Access Database file to certain users today. And I set up a namespace and and replication, I then proceeded to setup a ...
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how to install windows 7 with size more than 4 GB using gpt usb and UEFI mode?

I know that, in order to install Windows 7 on my windows 8.1 laptop, I must disable secure boot then use the diskpart command to convert my USB disk to GPT and format it as fat32. I made every thing ...
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ShellNew Icon for “.” File Type

I have successfully created a ShellNew command so that I can create a new blank file with no file extension. The reg file looks like this: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.] ...
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Why does Windows 7 ask for additional drivers when installing from a USB 3.0 drive?

I just bought a new config ( ASUS p8z68-v lx, i5-2500k + ram and new graphic card ). Coming back and installing it in my old computer, I just saw that my DVD player was on IDE (yup…). So, I needed to ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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USB Device Not Recognized -warning on Unknown Device

Do I have a virus or what is this bug about? What part of my computer is failing? I have been getting this warning every now and then since a month or so: And when I click it, it shows me: I ...
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Move Folders Containing Certain File

I'm trying to sort out a bunch of folders in Windows 7. I have a bunch of folders and some contain a file index.txt and some don't. What I want to do is move the folders that do have index.txt into a ...