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Windows 10 upgrade stuck at “Getting Setup Files”

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. The PC is a Dell XPS L502X with a Core i5 2450M , 6GB of RAM, Nvidia GT540M GPU. So I had started the upgrade in Windows ...
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Backup mapped drive paths

I want to backup the state of my mapped drives in Windows 7 Ent. I'm not trying to backup the contents of the drives, only the paths and assigned letters. Say I had to perform a reinstall of Windows,...
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Single Image Backup w/ Windows 7 OEM Keys and Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro Upgrade Keys

Alright, so I have a new job and they are in dire need of a overhaul of their backup and imaging methods, they're not letting me do much but I think I can get away with this. We have computers, ...
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Fastest way to activate windows 10 with windows 7 key, while leaving win 7 installed, for 6 computers

For 6 Windows 7 Pro workstations with each their own OEM license stickers. I would like to activate windows 10, without actually installing it 6 times and rolling back 6 times. But keep open the ...
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Why can't I sign in to OneNote 2016 (64-bit)?

I am trying to get my computer to sign on to 64-bit OneNote 2016 on Win 7. While the popup window shows up fine, when I input my credentials and although I get no error messages, I get another ...
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Powershell script

How can I give read&write permissions only to files not the folders. I mean a user can delete,modify the file but cannot delete or modify a folder. how can we do it with powershell script.
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Google Chrome gives staggering performance, if open too long…? | W7U

So I've noticed last night when I was using Photoshop and attempting to render an image, and even before I opening Photoshop, Windows kept giving me a message that my PC had 'low memory'. At first I ...
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Can laptop slow down after ram upgrade?

I upgraded RAM on my old ThinkPad T400 from 4GB to 8GB. Is it possible that my laptop slow down because of additional RAM? It is quite old laptop. Specs: Intel Core2Duo P8600 2,4GHz SSD Samsung Evo ...
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Tell Windows program to stick to one monitor

I use a thin client with two monitors. For some reason the Windows connected to (via XenDesktop) seems to be rather confused about the concept. Lots of programs (including Internet Explorer) open new ...
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Antivirus installers cannot install

I wanted to enable vt-x because it was enabled on BIOS but it wasn't in Windows 7. I did a research and found that I could use bcdedit.exe /set nx {current} always on to enable it. I dit it from cmd ...
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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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Windows 7 x64: TrustedInstalled.exe is missing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64. The TrustedInstaller service is failing to start with an error about a file missing, and sure enough C:\Windows\servicing\TrustedInstaller.exe is missing. What is the easiest ...
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Is there a way to limit Internet bandwidth on Wi-Fi on a per-user basis?

I am on Windows 7 and I have a D-Link Wi-Fi router. I become very helpless when my cousins come over for weekend and suck up all the Internet bandwidth by streaming Netflix and YouTube. I just to ...
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Windows - Add keyboard shortcuts without installing programs

I am currently using a high security computer that dosen't allow me to install programs on my computer. However I want to bind shortcuts to use within my program to increase productivity Example: ...
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Preview eml files with Thunderbird?

Is there a way to use Thunderbird to preview eml files in the Windows Explorer? I have seen this topic but it doesn't answer the question : Get Explorer preview for .eml files in Windows 7
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PC hanging whenever I am trying to comment/post online

I have an issue with my PC hanging whenever I am trying to comment on facebook, fill in a form, or post anything or view anything online. Its doing it while I write here now. My only way around ...
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I installed a fresh windows 7 now no driver and unable to detect pendrive

I installed a fresh windows 7 on HP laptop, now no driver, no internet connection and unable to detect pendrive. Please help.
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How to fix link between onedrive folder and sharepoint document library after URL change?

I have some sharepoint document libraries linked to my home via onedrive for business. Now due to administrative measures the URLs of the doc libs have changed and onedrive fails to sync the folders. ...
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How to find out, which hardware component causes a power failure on a Windows 7 machine (Kernel Power error 41(63))?

Since February 2016 my notebook occasionally (up to several times a day) stops working (all of a sudden the screen turns white or black), or reboots itself. According to eventvwr, there are ...
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Attempting to Install MSU hotfixes results in “Searching for updates on this computer…” to last forever

I am attempting to install two hotfixes manually from Microsoft - one addresses the svchost.exe extreme memory usage problem, and the other addresses the slow Windows Update problem. This system is a ...
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What is the difference between a Windows system image and a clone?

What is the difference between a Windows system image (generated using Control Panel -> Backup and Restore -> Create a System Image) created in Windows 7 SP1, versus creating a clone using a tool like ...
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Not enough free disk space, option for external HDD missing

I'm currently trying to install upgrade to Windows 10 on my computer which is running Windows 7 at the moment. As I want to install I'm running the x64 version, one requirement is to have at least 20 ...
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Bitlocker HDD Got Zapped - I have Keys - How do I un-encrypt Files on Backup Drive?

I decided to use Bitlocker to encrypt my 2nd internal SATA data HDD (NTFS) on my PC (Win 7 Pro) containg sensitive financial and personal data. I assumed that when the encrypted SATA HDD was unlocked ...
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DWM freezing when display is disconnected on multi-monitor system

I have Win7 Win64, with a GeForce GTX 760 and a Haswell i5-4690. On GeForce I have my TV connected using HDMI and a 2560x1600 monitor connected with DVI-D. On Haswell I have a 2560x1440 monitor, an ...
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Windows recognizes Home Theater receiver as a display

I've bought a Yamaha receiver, A2050. I connect my PC on it using HDMI, from my CPY Haswell i5-4590. Audio is sent perfectly to it, but Windows believes it's a display and added it as a monitor. Is ...
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Unusual and sudden slow login and lock screen in Windows 7

I have Windows 7 Professional on my laptop (since 2011, not updated). It was working fine, but suddenly the login screen has an unusually long please wait time, and lock screen takes about a minute or ...
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Virtual Box Security

I installed vb in my kubuntu, but I'm a little concern about viruses or other stuff infiltrating on my linux through the OS installed, such as Windos 7. So, how can I avoid any information coming out ...
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Windows 7 is blocking ports

I am trying to open port 80 and 3690 for HTTP and svnserve respectively (inbound for both). I have Windows Firewall off, and have tried temporarily disabling Mcafee VirusScan Enterprise, to no avail. ...
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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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folder lockforgotten password

I have a locker (not a folder) of the version 6.5.8 folder locker and have forgotten the password. Since this version is no longer in use I just have it in the hard drive of my old laptop which I am ...
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Duplicating a user account on win 7

I have a corrupted user account on my Win 7 home computer. I want to duplicate this account with exactly the same desktop layout? How can that be achieved?
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How to fix horizontal lines on screen appearing on my laptop screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334. The screen shows horizontal lines. When connected to an external monitor, the display is normal with no lines. I tried replacing the screen and cables, but the ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Password

Is it possible to enable password only for Remote Desktop Connection? I need password since I am connecting from out of network. But, I don't need password prompt when I am restarting the computer.
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Windows 7 cannot connect to Samba on OpenWRT with a login and password

I have a Samba server configured running on an OpenWRT router. It makes several shares available accessible to anyone (as guests), some even allow writing. This all works fine. Now, I'd like to add ...
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How can I free up space in the System Reserved partition

I'm trying to create a system image backup of my Windows 7 64bit syste, however I only have 35MB free in my 100MB System Reserved partition and I need a minimum of 50MB (error code 0x80780119) I've ...
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how to get information from HDD from DLINK DNS-323

Problem: After restarting DNS decided that on of 2 existing HDD (in Standard, not in RAID, etc.) is new and asked to format it. DNS indicated problem HDD by Purple LED instead of Blue LED. What I ...
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Playing old low-res game causes maximized apps to fill only part of the screen

I had some maximized Google Chrome windows open. I ran StarCraft Broodwar, taking care to first open this window as color fix. The game ran fullscreen in a low resolution, as expected. Then I closed ...
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Sleeping a computer via batch file in Windows 7

I want to make a batch file that will sleep my computer after a period of time. The closest thing I have found is placing it in standby, but seems to work differently than the sleep button on my ...
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Hiding some folders and files without possibility to make them visible again

I have Windows 7 Home Premium and I need a way to make some folders and files of the Google Chrome browser invisible without the possibility to make them visible again unless reinstalling Windows. ...
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Prepend to PATH variable (Windows)

I want to prepend a directory to the windows path (I am running Windows 7 64-bit). However I can not find any way to do this: Changing the PATH variable via the GUI is not working as it is always ...
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How can I find out when Windows was last restarted?

How can I know when my computer running Windows 7 was last restarted? I prefer a solution that doesn't involve searching the event log, but something like wmic or maybe cmd commands.
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Random Redirects - Spyware/adware?

PROBLEM I am noticing that half of the websites I go to randomly redirect to bestprizedraw.com (this is not a link for your own safety). However, I have scanned my computer several times and have ...
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Package files in separate archives by size

I want to create several seperate zip files ("spanned" archives like archive.z01, archive.z02 etc will not work) for a given set of files in a folder. I am not aware that 7z or WinRar could pull this ...
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Issue to Connect 4 monitors with Fresco Logic with Asus Laptop G551jm

I have a question. I'm trying to connect 4 monitors to my windows 7 notebook, using this fl2000 adapter: http://www.frescologic.com/products_show.php?ms=3 Having some problems here since only 2 ...
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How to download from a URL containing too many megabytes of text to open it in a browser, without installing software?

I need to provide a process for people in a tightly controlled corporate Windows environment, who can't access PowerShell or install wget-like software, to download very large XML files from web ...
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Error running software installer as administrator

I'm trying to install .NET 4.6.1 on a user's computer, but when I start the installer -- even with "Run as administrator" -- it fails to the message "This security ID may not be assigned as the owner ...
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Setting focus auto-raise and focus auto-raise delay in Windows 7

Does anyone know how to set focus follows mouse, focus auto-raise, and auto-raise delay in Windows 7? I've tried Ultimate Windows Tweaker, but that doesn't seem to have any mouse settings. I found a ...
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HP Windows 7 Laptop has limited connection to wi-fi

Other laptops in the house are on wi-fi, but this one cannot get a proper internet connection. It's an HP running Windows 7. I have tried many solutions I have seen online, such as: Gone into ...
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Windows 7 boots to black screen with blinking cursor

I have an Alienware M17x that dual boots into Ubuntu 11.04 and Windows 7 Home Premium. Currently, the computer starts at the GRUB loader and will boot into Ubuntu, but if I try to boot into Windows, I ...
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Windows 10 upgrade - “The display is not compatible with Windows 10”

I'm trying to run the Windows 10 Upgrade Assistant but it says my display is not compatible: I have a Gigabyte NVIDIA GTX 750Ti graphics card which says it is compatible with Windows 10. I have ...