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Weird folder with tilde appeared in and offline available shared folder

At my office we have a problem with a folder, where suddenly a folder with a tilde in its name (Ex: AC2619~1) appeared. Casually when you enter in it, it shows the content of a folder named ...
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Open a new Chrome window with custom URL, then get that same window with Autohotkey?

I'm attempting to open up a Chrome instance with the -app flag, then move that window around and generally do stuff with it. Here's my code: #!NumpadMult:: { Gui, Show , w260 h150, Window title ...
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how to open tcp/ip properties from cmd or run directly?

Is there anyone knows that how to open tcp/ip ver 4 properties from cmd or run directly? I mean the window that you can setup your ip, gateway dns...i want to make a shortcut of ip properties or open ...
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Can't connect bluetooth mouse windows 7

Recently I bought a bluetooth mouse and now I have troubles with connecting it to my Windows 7 32bit. I have tried Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Add Device but no device was found. I ...
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How to turn on bluetooth in dell inspiron 15 3000 series

I don't know how to turn on Bluetooth on my laptop. I have tried a lot but I am not getting the option how to turn the Bluetooth on
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How do I copy non shared files between Windows 7 computers?

Two computers running Win7 on a home network, let's call them MyDesktop and MyLaptop From any one of them, I can see shared files on the other. However, I want to supply my username and password on ...
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Upgrading to windows 10 from windows 7 on a new computer

Can I use my current version of Windows 7 to install Windows 10 on a new computer via the free upgrade? I currently have a computer with Windows 7 but am planning on buying my own DIY computer soon. ...
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How to intentionally freeze my screen?

I'm looking for a workaround to stop elements from blinking in an in-browser presentation that I have to watch. I can't just disable scripts without breaking the whole thing. I've given those ...
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Online computer not responding to pings

I was doing a bit of scanning on my network lately, knew all the hostnames to each computer connected. But whilst pinging one of them ping returned Request timed out.. This is strange as I know the ...
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How risky is to install windows on external hard drive?

i have a hp laptop which currently has no HDD installed into it,so i decided to install windows to my Western Digital my passport 2TB external hard drive. i found two article on how to install ...
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Windows 7 domain user incorrect password, can't login

I have a remote employee who works from her laptop, which is joined to the domain. The only connectivity she has with the domain is when she logs in and connects to VPN. She was on maternity leave ...
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“Source file could not be read” error when downloading a file with Firefox

I am attempting to download a file with Firefox and I see this error: C:\Users\Lynda\Desktop\Sample.psd.zip.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again ...
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Keyboard shortcut for creating new file on Windows 7

Can someone please tell me how to create a new keyboard shortcut for creating a new text file? I have installed Autohotkey but I don't know how to specify script. I want to use Ctrl + Alt + N as ...
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laptop Keyboard typing input output mismatch

Suddenly my laptop (Acer Aspire 7740) (windows7) keyboard is malfunctioning. The output does not match the actual input i type. When I type: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z ` 1 2 ...
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How to uninstall AMD Display Driver from other install of Windows

So my Windows 7 had a BSOD from an Ati driver file then restarting only gives me some wierd coloured lines at the top of the screen. Starting in safe mode causes the boot up to freeze at AtiPcie.sys ...
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How do I move a Text content control in Word?

I have a new page that I need to have two text content control in one line. I can't move them.
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Keyboard shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop

Is there a way, using the keyboard, to switch from a maximized (full screen) Remote Desktop Connection back to the main computer? I have about 4 Remote Desktop connections that I am switching between ...
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Only 3.3GB of RAM is used from 4.0 GB installed, how to use full memory? [duplicate]

In w10-64bit, (also in w7-32bit, w8-32bit in multiboot) only 3.3 GB of RAM is used from the 4.0 GB installed DDR2 RAM. Is there any tweak to use the full 4 GB RAM? CPU Intel premium E2180 Dual Core ...
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Steps to make native boot vhd boot in virtual box

Apologies in advance if this has been previously discussed, I did my best attempt at searching and could not find what I was looking for. My issue is that I have a windows 8 vhd I want to update to ...
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permission denied by powercfg on win7 while an administrator

I am trying to fix a friends computer which is constantly going to sleep on them and sometimes not waking up. Trying to launch power configuration from the control panel does nothing, and launching ...
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Disable Windows 7 screensaver over RDP

How can I turn off the screensaver in RDP sessions and thus keep the session alive and unlocked, even if I am not actively working in it for some time? Note: the solution should work without ...
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“Permission Denied” when killing process

When I try to kill a specific process (avastUI.exe), I got "permission denied". Obviously, the current user is in the Administrator group. I'm not looking for a way to kill this process, I just want ...
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High CPU usage by dwm.exe when nothing is happening

Setup: Windows 7 Ultimate, running in a VMware box inside Windows 8, VMware Tools installed; VMware Workstation is the only application launched in win8). Aero is on. Starting a few months ago, on ...
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How not to lose Wifi after going to Standby mode?

After 30 minutes my Windows 7 PC goes to Standby. Problem is, when I get it back to normal, Wi-Fi is disconnected. And it doesn't just reconnect and come back in 10 seconds. For example, when I start ...
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Can a desktop use a motherboard Ethernet port and a USB to Ethernet dongle at the same time

I have a computer I'm trying to connect to our network, but the motherboard Ethernet port is connected to some sort of security camera system. I'd rather not go unplugging systems I know nothing ...
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Removing Adobe Reader Remotely

I have a client who had Adobe Reader installed on her laptop. I was unable to remove it remotely due to the following error Error 1310. Error writing to file: a file in the c:\ drive, said file did ...
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File I can't take ownership of

I downloaded a file from the internet (I can link to it here, but in the interests of not annoying other users, I won't post the link), and I can't delete the file with the message: You need ...
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Laptop can only see a couple of networks

I have a new Lenovo T540p that can see, connect to and use the networks created by my router, but can not see the networks created by other routers. If I walk away from my router (outside), I lose ...
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No audio after pausing and resuming Netflix, Hulu and Media Center Windows 7

I just built myself a home theater to use with netflix, hulu, and windows media center. Whenever I pause netflix, hulu or a recorded show in MC and then resume play, there is no sound. If I resume ...
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Can I sync my iPhone photos with Windows?

There's a setting in iTunes to sync a folder on my computer with my camera, but it seems to be a one-way sync - when I take pictures on my phone, they don't go onto my computer. Sometimes, when I ...
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Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7

My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two ...
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Python Won't Install On Windows 7

I'm trying to install Python on my Windows 7 (64-bit) - AMD Sempron Machine. I downloaded the 3.1.2 Windows X86-64 installer. After running it and selecting the option to install it for all users, the ...
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Windows 7 Drive permissions (alternative to group policy) block access to internal OS Drives from external OS

Windows 7 admin user (version without group policy) Hi, i want to block access (read write view etc) to the internal OS drive (boot & C:) from external OS drives pluged in. The external OS can ...
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Cannot delete a folder in Windows 7

I have a few folders that I can't delete: I right-click > properties > security to try and give myself permission, but no joy: So I try to take ownership of the folder in advanced > owner... ...
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System ODBC not visible to user

We have made a couple of ODBC connections on the System DSN with the admin account. They are not visible to the users. This in Windows 7 with 64 bit OS. What do I need to do to get them visible. Let ...
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How do I delete a user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is part of a domain?

How can I delete the local user profile on a Windows 7 machine that is connected to a Windows Server 2008 domain? DelProf doesn't seem to exist on Windows 7.
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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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Windows: Controlling which applications may use the network?

Is it possible for me to specify which applications may use the network (whitelist)? Every time I tether my Windows7 laptop over a 3G connection I end up with a huge data bill (hundreds of MBs used ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu mouse disappears

I just created an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in VirtualBox (the host is Windows 7) and have noticed a strange "bug" occurring with the mouse. And yes I installed guest additions. About 50% of the time, when I ...
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WatchGuard Firebox VPN will not connect if signed in as a domain user

We are trying to connect to a client's network using their WatchGuard VPN, and we are experiencing a really odd error which some other people seem to have had, but haven't shared their solutions. ...
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Does booting from a LiveCD damage my files?

If I were to boot from my CD would it change my HDD OS or any data on my HDD? I am asking because I have a desktop on Windows 7 but I want to be able to boot on to Linux temporarily so I can test it ...
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Windows 7 svchost.exe publisher changing

I use GlassWire network monitor, and i saw some time ago that my svchost process is change his publisher and signification, and this can happend couple times per day. But when I change my DNS settings ...
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Random mouse click events all over my laptop. What can I do?

Details: I got a Dell vostro 1015 laptop. Recently I reinstalled windows 7 ultimate (32-bit) on the C: (By reinstall I mean create a new windows copy, which keeps your old files in C:/windows.old) I ...
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Where to put libraries and headers on windows (coming from unix?)

When a unix/linux program requires "stuff", I usually put (or dpkg puts for me) libraries and headers in /usr/lib and /usr/include, respectively. I recently downloaded a library that I wish to use on ...
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Windows 7, Black screen with cursor, impossible to logon

First - I have gone through as many possible solutions I've found here and elsewhere. [Edit - to describe the issue in more detail, the PC appears to boot correctly, but instead of the logon screen, ...
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Script to get a list of users allowed to connect computer

I would like to inventory the users and groups that are allowed to connect to a computer (interactively or remotely). The computer can be either in a workgroup or in an active directory but primarily ...
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Bluetooth Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse keeps disconnecting

I am using a Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse which connects to the Windows 7 64-bit PC via bluetooth (PC has a USB bluetooth receiver). The mouse will disconnect several times a day for several seconds ...
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Remotely connect to computer where I don't have admin access on

I have a Windows XP computer, PC1, where I have no admin access. I am only a non-admin user. I want to remotely control PC1 from PC2 (Windows Vista, I am admin here). I need to make PC1 a server and ...
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Preventing Windows 7 from automatically switching Aero off?

I'm using UltraVNC to remote desktop onto a Windows 7 box (it allows you to keep Aero turned on whilst doing remote desktop, whereas Windows' RDP does not). However, for some reason this seems to ...