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On startup - remove disks or other media

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop. I was attempting to resize some partitions in the disk manager. I made some changes (extended my C:\ into some unalocated space) then restarted. It now ...
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CMD Batch rename. Read new names from text file

I have a directory of product images that I'd like to rename to the products's UPC. I have the file name mapping in a spreadsheet, so I can export it to CSV or tab delimited. Given filenames.txt: ...
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Black USB ports are working; blue ones aren't

My laptop (model "Dell Inspiron N5110") has four USB ports. Two of them work. Two of them don't. The two ports that don't work have blue interior contact surfaces, instead of black/grey. A quick web ...
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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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No internet connection in Guest Machine

I'm using Windows 7 as a host and as a guest, and I can't get the guest to have internet access. At home when I'm connected to my wi-fi network the internet access in the guest works just fine (using ...
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SEMC HSUSB Driver - Windows 7. How do I get to install this thing?

I'm trying to connect my Android phone to my PC. I know, I know. That's not an SU question, but hear me out. The whole problem seems to be one single .inf / driver file which I just cannot manage ...
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I cannot access VPN via tethering to my Phone

I get the error below whenever I try to connect to VPN via tethering to my Phone. Using the VPN via Wifi works fine. Can you please me know if you have encountered this before or possible resolution ...
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Convert .vhd to .img on windows?

I have a .vhd virtual hard disk. I need to convert it to .img disk image. How can I do it? I have Windows 7 and VirtualBox at my disposal, can those tools help?
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Install Maven W7

I'm trying to get tho following code to run on W7. I can't get mvn to recognize JAVA_HOME and can't get mvn to appear as a command in the command prompt. I get the following error when I try to run ...
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Can't ping localhost/or reach locally hosted domain

I can’t reach a locally hosted domain, and in testing I have discovered I can’t ping localhost or the actual IP either. The OS is Windows7 64bit, Pro. DNS works, I can ping others on my network, ...
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vc_redist.x86.exe Setup Failed: 0x80240017 Unspecified error

An installer told me I need to first install Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013 and gave the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-US/download/details.aspx?id=40784 Unfortunately ...
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How to prevent computer from going to sleep [duplicate]

On Win7SP1 I have a long job to run and want to save monitor power. I turn off the monitor. A few moments later the Win7 PC goes to sleep (cutting the job). I don't want that. I want the Win7 PC to ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 on a Toshiba Satellite L750

My Toshiba L750 laptop came with Windows preinstalled and I would like to reinstall it as it is becoming a bit cluttered and slow. I attempted to follow the steps detailed in this question by using ...
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Built-in webcam on Asus laptop missing under imaging devices in Windows 7

My built-in webcam for U43JC Asus laptop (Windows 7 32 bit) did not work, saying The camera is being used by another program. I searched on the net to solve the problem and the solution that ...
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Restricting access to a drive to only my backup software

I am currently using Acronis backup software that writes to a local external drive that is used exclusively for backups. Is there a way that I can set things up so that the only application that can ...
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Windows 7: Can't open recycle bin — previous solutions don't work

I've tried the solutions offered in the past. It seems that perhaps the recycle bin does not exist anymore, so I can't find it or open it. Typing recyclebinfolder after CtrL+Esc does not work. ...
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How to connect Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 using Intel WiDi to Windows 7 laptop

I bought Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 for 2nd external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 17R. I have newest graphic drivers installed (manual way, Windows 7 blocks original Intel's drivers, so I had to update ...
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Why do I get error “1337 The security ID structure is invalid” when using SubInAcl?

I have a standard Windows 7 account called popuser to which I'd like to grant start and stop permissions for the OpenVPNService. I've used the following command successfully on other machines, but ...
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Install Windows 7 on GPT partition

Today I got really frustrated when tried to upgrade a friend's Lenovo laptop from Win8 to Win10. The upgrade just fails no matter what I try... And I tried a lot of things... Long story short, I ...
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Windows 10 - Get Back Windows 7 Theme Manager in Control Panel

As you probably know, Windows 10 brought along many changes to themes from Windows 7. There is much controlled in the Settings app now rather than in Control Panel as it was before, however there are ...
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Can't change or set password in Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a new user in a Win7Pro computer. The computer has HP ProtectTools enabled. I cannot set the password from within HP ProtectTools or the User Accounts control panel, when logged ...
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How to enable “Stereo mix” on windows 7

My current setup allowed me to have a "stereo mix" recording device back when i used windows XP, so I know its not a hardware issue. But it doesn't show up in the list of recording devices anymore. ...
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Number of lines in multiple files

On a windows 7 machine, I'd like a quick way to determine the number of lines in all of the files in a directory tree, for files of a given extension. Is there any good out of the box way to do this? ...
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Spoof MAC address in Windows 7: Bypass

I am trying to spoof the MAC address of my new Win7 laptop. To do so I tried specifying an alternate value from the Device Manager which took no effect. I also tried from the registry, as per other ...
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Get Windows 7 to boot again

History Originally only Windows 7 was installed on a partition. The first partition was a 100MB recovery partition while the Windows OS and data files was on the second partition. Then I installed ...
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WIndows Hosted Network

I have created a hosted network in my windows7 system. The netsh wlan show hostednetwork command gives the output Hosted network settings ----------------------- Mode : Allowed ...
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Changing network type from Unidentified network to Private network on an OpenVPN connection

Is it possible to change the connection type in Windows 7? I have a OpenVPN connection which is identified as "unidentified network" and I do not want to apply certain rules to all unidentified ...
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Does windows 7 build-in backup copy files to backup drive or does it store them as single backup file?

As in the the question, when I turn on windows backup would it just copy files to the selected drive or would it create a restore file that can be only used by the windows backup? I want to backup ...
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Can't install Office 2010 - Error 1920

When attempting to install MS Office 2010 on a Windows 7 Professional machine, using administrator account, and I get the following error: "Error message when you try to install Office 2010: ...
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Windows - two printers with different formats

I've run into a weird problem. We have a computer with two printers installed from server; one standard A4 and one which prints small labels. When printing from Internet Explorer to the default ...
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How to troubleshoot microphone or audio recording not working in Windows 7?

I have the following problem on Windows 7. The built-in microphone of my laptop does not seem to be working. Either that (i.e. the mic hardware is not working), or it may be a software problem, i.e. ...
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Windows 7 Boot Error 0x0000007B

I fear I've messed up and hope this can be resolved. Here is the video of what happens what I boot my computer. The boot sequence gets to the Windows logo and then crashes with the error shown above ...
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The keyboard of my lenovo laptop z570 doesn't work properly?

I've got a problem with the keyboard of my laptop. I press T and shows on display TB, I press N and shows YN...and that applies for some more keys. The thing is that I had this problem until 1 week ...
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Windows 7 does not turn off monitor displays

I upgraded my long-standing Windows Vista desktop to Windows 7 over the last weekend, and now I notice my three monitors do not turn off after the stipulated 15 minutes as specified in the Power ...
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Replace Checkpoint VPN client by Windows 8/7 built-in client

Hi I'm running the Check point Endpoint Security VPN R75 (which replaces SecureClient) for Windows and it crashes my laptop very often. Now I've fixed it and due to the crashes I upgraded to Windows ...
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Matlab 2015b laggy with windows 10 update process running (GWX.exe)

For a couple of days Matlab2015b has been much slower than before. I tested 2013b and 2016a and both were significantly faster (my S-Function runs ~10 times faster). Since it was not like this before ...
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How to prevent a laptop from going into sleep in Windows7 32bit in High Performance mode?

When my laptop running Win7 32bit is not used, it always goes into some kind of energy saving mode. The exact behaviour ist like this. When the computer is not use, the screen will go darker and when ...
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How to prevent windows from locking/Sleeping (Without admin previliges)

I know it is possible to disable auto log out from control panel. I want to know is there a way to prevent windows from locking/ sleeping with out changing any security options.
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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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How to create bootable recovery partition to restore windows 7 partition as it is now

I have freshly installed and configured a Windows 7 laptop for a relative who will for sure get tons of malware, viruses, etc. over a short period of time. I would like to make a restore partition ...
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Unable to run an exe after reinstalled Windows

There is an exe file which I cannot run from Explorer, which only alerts me: Windows cannot access the specified device path or file. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item No ...
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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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PS/2 mouse works with Windows 7 32-bit but not recognised by 64-bit, What to do?

Our USB mouse was stolen and a PS/2 OK_520 Mouse that works OK on my Medion PC, running Windows 7 32-bit, if plugged in before booting, is not recognised by Windows 7 64-bit on a Dell INSPIRONone_19T ...
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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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Resolving System Restore error - Error 0x800423F3 - The writer experienced a transient error

System restore just stopped working, when I needed it most. (tried diff restore points... same error). Now everytime I run system-restore, it fails with the above error message. I cleared the event ...
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Windows update stand alone pakages (msu) loop

The windows update of my windows 7 sp1 is not working. So i decided to get possible updates as a stand alone packages. i downloaded many packages. but when i clicked at one of the packages firstly ...
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how to loopback a subdomain with same ip in windows 7

Ok i'm trying to loopback a subdomain of some webserver. There's 3 subdomains in the website. www, static and play. I pinged the static.website.com and i got this ip 123.123.3 (Example only). So i ...
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How do I view files inexplicably hidden on an external hard drive?

Yesterday I traded some files with a friend by hooking up an external hard drive to his computer. I had created a folder with some files in it for him and likewise created another folder for him to ...
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Failing hard drive; backup procedure and software [on hold]

I am running on a Windows system that has had a bad hard drive for quite a long while... it has been making grinding noises, which has been audibly getting louder over the past 2 years. Now, the OS ...
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How to fix “Reset the Local Area Connection errors”

I'm getting errors saying Reset the Local Area Connection - doesn't have a valid configuration or No Internet Access or Reset Network Adapter on Windows 7. Microsoft solves the problems, then in come ...