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What else limits readyboost space?

I’m trying to use about 5GB a 64GB usb flash drive—already formatted as exFAT—for ReadyBoost on a 64bit Windows 7 machine, but the slider for space to reserve ends at 4094MB. After 2 hours of ...
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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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Cannot access windows7 hosted network from lumia 630

I have created a hosted network in my windows7 system. But my Lumia 630 but my phone can't connect to this except once(when I started the hosted network first time). Every time when i try to connect I ...
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Why Windows has to be reinstalled if motherboad/processor is changed?

I've upgraded my PC from Core 2 Duo E6600 + ASUS P5B-VM to Core i5-2400 + Intel Motherboard. I'm using the same HDDs I used in old PC. After the assembly of new PC with old HDDs (One HDD had a ...
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Can I create link that points to many folders [duplicate]

I'm under Windows 7, and I'd like to know if it's possible to create a virtual folder that points to many other folders, effectively listing all their contents as if being in a single directory. ...
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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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Windows Boot Configuration Data file is missing required information error after fresh installation of windows [on hold]

I'm facing problem installing new version of windows on my laptop. After installing Windows 8 the following message appears: File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000034 Info: The Windows Boot Configuration ...
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Get Current User Logged on Time (CMD Batch)

OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Using the Windows command line, I can see the current user's logon time using the quser command. This results in more output than I desire, so I'm hoping to use ...
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Chrome/Other browsers changes the colors of a picture

So I've been having this issue on my home desktop, where the colors of a picture could be completely different from the actual colors, when the browser renders it out. I am only having this issue on ...
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Can’t access USB flash drive anymore

I have a 32 GB Lacie Cookey USB flash disk that doesn't show in the Computer window but it's visible as a device. cmd > diskpart DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size -------- ...
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Split bandwidth between WiFi and LAN

I have a TP-LINK ADSL2+ Modem and wanna know is there a way to split the bandwidth allocation of WiFi connections and LAN connection with the ratio that I want? e.g. 1/4 of bandwidth for WiFi and the ...
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Credentials don't work on RDP after reboot

I have a workstation at my office that I remote into to do some of my work. Up till now, everything has been fine, and remoting in worked perfectly fine. Suddenly yesterday, it started behaving ...
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Do apps and Operating Systems constantly read/write from/to HDD?

I was debating with guys about necessity of SSD for me. I'm Salesforce Developer. My tools are Eclipse, Firefox/Chrome, Git. Eclipse does only editing files, saving them locally and sends them to ...
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How do I remove the default program associated with an .exe in Windows 7?

Something really strange happened about 10 minutes ago. I tried to open a file named pdfsam.exe and instead of running it, Windows 7 asked me to choose a program to open the file with. Without ...
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Installing Windows 7 (dual-boot) after having installed Windows 8

I have installed Windows 8 Pro x64 over my previous Windows 7 installation. However, I need to re-install Windows 7 on a second partition, in other words, with dual-boot functioning. When I boot the ...
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Sony Vaio crashes once a day on average

A user had a Sony T series laptop (SVT1311CGXS) that is out of warranty but is still a nice laptop. The problem is that it starts running super slow for 30 seconds and then reboots. It's running ...
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On command line, how to apply other context-menu operation on a file than default open?

With the start command in a Windows command line it is possible top apply the default context-menu "open" operation on a file, like: start file.pdf But the Windows context menu may define other ...
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CMD Command to Shutdown PC AND do updates [duplicate]

We have some Win7 Machines that don't use the shutdown Button but a custom Tool that checks for online PCs and shuts down the NAS if it is the last one online. Everything works fine but I use the ...
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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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Is there any way to use a USB flash memory drive as computer RAM?

Someone told me that he can improve the computer speed by increasing the size of RAM using a USB flash memory drive. I just want to know how that might be possible.
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Why are some of my user interface symbols rendered as boxes?

I noticed this first with the scrollbars in IE10: Some user interface elements show the same box as well though. Here is a dropdown box from NetLimiter: Given that that box looks like the ...
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Rat 3 mouse - broken after literally one use? [on hold]

Ok this was originally a question but I have now confirmed that Mad Catz RAT 3 has broken after 3 hours of use. I would not recommend buying their products.
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How can I set up an environment variable to work with TCC?

I am trying to set up TCC on Windows 7, but I can't seem to make it work dynamically from cmd To be able to invoke the compiler from everywhere on your computer by just typing "tcc", please add the ...
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Aero Peek not working when hovering over taskbar icon

I don't know how to explain this in words clearly, but my Windows 7 computer used to be able to show only a particular window if I hovered my mouse on the Taskbar. However, I don't know if I set ...
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Have a way to run EWF on Windows 7 not embedded?

I'm using Windows 7 Embedded in a computer just because the EWF, but I'm having some problems with my apllication running on W7E that doesn't matter right now. So I want to know if it possible run ...
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Computer Shut Down / Freeze After SSD [on hold]

I recently bought a SSD and I installed Windows 7 64 bits on it. I still have a HDD in the same computer, which has a partition to Windows 7, and another partition to store data in general. I dunno ...
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.Net application cannot connect to remote servers if it is started before VPN is started [on hold]

We have a C# (.Net 4.5) Winforms app that communicates with a web server hosted over the internet. It works fine otherwise but fails when user switches to VPN while it is running. It is ...
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Excel Issue in Conditional formatting

I need numbers to be assigned to variables and do conditional formatting. Eg: 1a will be 1, 1b will be 2, 1c will be 3 etc.. So, in the whole excel sheet, wherever I type 1a, the value of that ...
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view shared folders for only users who shared with

I shared a lot of folders in my PC , every folder with only one person, when everyone enter to my computer on network, will see all folders that I shared. and this will be confusing. becaus person ...
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Computer powers up but won’t boot [on hold]

I have a Dell All-In-One Touch PC. Last night, I was mid-game when my computer suddenly crashed: The display froze, and a green gash appeared across the screen, and in a few other places too. The ...
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How did I get additional language in my language selection?

I never added French language yet somehow it is selectable. Is this a bug or is it a feature (see image)?
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Use the option “establish connection in a new tab” Filezilla by default

Is there any way to remove this dialog box and use the option "establish connection in a new tab" by default? I am annoyed to have this additional click to do each time I connect to an FTP server. ...
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Disable (unbind) default Win+Arrows hotkeys to make them usable in other applications

On Windows 7 I'd like to unbind the default Win+Up/Down/Left/Right so that these can be bound directly* in other applications. How can this be done? These hotkeys can easily be disabled by: Going ...
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How to fix automatic shut off of my laptop

When I'm trying to turn on my laptop, before it finally reach the OS system (or the "Welcome" display in Windows), it shuts off (not shut down), it always the case when ever I try to open it. I ...
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change Skype background color in WIndows 7

I am running Windows 7, I think the White background in Skype (contactlist and chat window) are way to bright and it annoys me. But I find no way to change the color of it. A work around I ...
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Windows 7 touch screen single touch problems

I'm trying to receive touch events on a Windows 7 machine using a 3M touchscreen. I've hooked into the Windows message chain successfully and am able to receive touch inputs perfectly in all but one ...
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Automated way to get an exe file to automatically run every three days in Windows 7 Ultimate?

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate. Let abc.exe be a file. Is it possible to automatically run abc.exe every three days? I am finding a 3rd-party program that can do this job. Suppose that abc.exe was ...
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Why does my system show lots of memory being used when the total amount is way less than reported? [duplicate]

I don't know if the title makes sense but Windows reports 7GB of memory being used but when I check the task manager I don't anything close to this amount being used. Here is the pic where the apps ...
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Possible to change/edit which letters are underlined in context-menus?

I want to change some of the underlined letters for quick-selecting context menu entries, particularly, for Firefox (but knowing how to do so for general Windows 7 context menus would be great, too). ...
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What is preventing Firefox from deleting active logins/cookies on exit?

Alright, so I want Firefox to delete all active logins/cache when I close it. My privacy settings are: Accept cookies from sites Accept third-party cookies: Always Keep until: I close Firefox ...
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How to display the last user logged in Windows 7 PRO x64 logon

I want Windows to show the last user logged, so I only need to type my password, and I don't need to select my username. I thought it should be the default Windows behavior, but I've just installed a ...
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“Sorry, we're having trouble determining whether your PC can run Windows 8.1 please close the setup and try again”

I keep getting this error over and over when trying to Upgrade my Windows 7 to 8.1 I am using a USB I made with Rufus CPU: AMD E-Series dual-core processor E-300/E-350/E-450 (1.65 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache) ...
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Explorer does not auto-refresh

When I create a folder or copy files, after the operation finishes I have to manually refresh the Explorer window (F5). For example, when I create a folder, I don't see the "New Folder" until I hit ...
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Is it possible to re-assign 'special' keys on a driverless keyboard to other functions in windows 7

I am referring to the keys that start your browser, start your email client, start search, back, forward and so on. I am assuming that since these keyboards are fairly common (driverless keyboard ...
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Administrator account disabled, can't boot into safe mode

I recently obtained a used windows 7 computer. The only visible user had administrator privileges, and its name was that of the previous owner's. I changed the name via User Accounts ► Change your ...
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How do I disable Windows 7 PatchGuard?

A quick search took me to some sites which provide a driver to disable it. However, they don't look trustable and I'd not want to install a rootkit. What are some trustworthy options of disabling ...
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New monitor connected to HDMI adaptor doesn't show output after booting

Hello out there in the multiple monitors’ world. I am a very old newbie in your world and need help. I just purchased a new Asus VH236H monitor and hooked it up the HDMI port of an ATI Radeon HD4300 ...
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HDD activity causes lag

Whenever there is activity on the main HDD, my PC starts to lag. Most noticeably, the audio starts to stutter and slow down, and the fps in games drops by over 50%. It gets worse as hard drive ...
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Controller Error: Do I need to worry?

I have a HP Pavillion dv5224ea Laptop with Windows 7 on it. Recently I discovered a Error in Event Viewer: The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Ide\IdePort1. (more details): - System ...
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Registry access denied

I edited ["HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"] and set the administrator permissions to "Deny". Now, when I try to open any file it gives me this message: ...