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Can't finish Windows7 setup

Attempting to setup Win7 Pro w/svc Pack1 on Dell Precision T3400. I can run the install but after boot, it NEVER goes into the "Setup is preparing your computer for first use" step. It only shows a ...
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Favouirites Column [on hold]

My computer is getting slower. I asked the advice of a salesman in Dick Smith and he advised me to look for the "Clean up" at the bottom of the table showing what is in the software. I took his ...
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Win7 x64 Taskbar: Add Icon for Specific Tab in Mouse Properties?

The touchpad on my laptop is OK when I need it, but I like to turn it off when I'm using the mouse. To do this, I go into Control Panel > Mouse > UltraNav tab > uncheck Enable TouchPad. I'd prefer to ...
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Laptop shuts down unexpectedly

My cousin has a Sony Vaio (model: pcg 71911m) laptop, and recently it started shutting down for no reason. At first I thought it might have something to do with the power supply, so instead of using ...
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Show recent items in general, but not with specific programs, on Windows 7 start menu

In Windows 7, there is a "Recent Items" list on the start menu. It contains links to recently opened documents and is essentially the same as "My Recent Documents" in Windows XP. However, Windows 7 ...
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Unable to locate or see a hard drive

I'm decent enough on the computer but have not encountered this problem before. I currently have one SSD and two SATA hard drives on my PC. The SSD is the C: drive. Then, I have a D: and J: drive. ...
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Is there a Windows app to image an entire drive to flash onto a new drive? [on hold]

I don't know if I am using the right terms which makes it harder to find the correct app but what I am looking for is an app that does these: Image the contents of an entire drive with the OS ...
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Dell Factory reset of W7 from W10 preview

I have a Dell Laptop originally shipped with a legit Win7. I wanted to try Windows 10 Tech Preview, so I uninstalled W7 and installed W10TP on top of it (I am giving the PC to someone else, so it's ...
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Back up only file names with folder structure

I'm using Windows 7 Home Basic "Service pack 1" on a Samsung rv420 computer. I'm doing a back up of my files. I have a folder called "music i like" (it's not the default music folder windows 7 has), ...
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Preventing Copy Paste to another system

I gave a remote access to one freelancer i hired so that i do not have to transfer the files, but he smartly used copy paste through team viewer and took away the data by the time I realize, i read on ...
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External monitor connects then disconnects rapidly then connects again

I have a month old acer laptop (Aspire VN7-591G) which ran windows 10, now runs windows 7 (had to downgrade to be able to use some old programs, will upgrade back again when finished windows 10 is ...
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no internet with some programs, it's not the firewall

the last few days some programs cannot get info from internet, that is:i wrote the programs with livecode and created a simple connectiontest program that post to a php file on a website and tells me ...
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Adding current folder as a prefix to file name without duplication

I'm trying to piece together a batch file that will add the current folder name as a prefix to all files within that folder. In addition this needs to be able to run multiple times without duplicating ...
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iPhone 5s refuses to share internet connection with PC via USB

I'm trying to use my iPhone 5s internet connection from my PC (Windows 7) using USB cable. This all used to work but then I updated my iOS version to 8.4.1 (latest) recently and this now appears to ...
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to recover chrome bookmarks after upgrade from window 7 to windows 8.1

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1. I want to restore all my previous chrome bookmarks to the freshly installed chrome in windows 8.1. The issues are: I did not take up backup ...
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Issues sharing external HDDs using Win7pro

I have searched everywhere, read dozens and dozens of Q&As, and none cover my specific problem. In fact, when I follow the suggestions found in most posts, the option they show simply does not ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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What is the difference between regedit and gpedit.msc?

From my limited knowledge, it seems that gpedit.msc and regedit accomplish the same goal for me. What exactly are the differences? Which is more powerful? Which is more dangerous to play with?
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Windows 7 ram and virtual memory

I have windows 7 64 bits professional edition OS. I was looking at resource manager the other day and noticed that even thought i have about 1 gb of available ram there was still about 48 hard faults. ...
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Attempting to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 and Receving a Black screen at 79%

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Acer Aspire All In One Z3771. The first time I attempted to upgrade to Windows 10 I did it through the automatic window on my computer as my upgrade had ...
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How to copy the result from the last search across a folder without copying results from previous searches in Notepad++?

I performed a search across a folder in Notepad++. How to copy the results from the search without copying the results from the previous searches? I use the latest version of Notepad++ with ...
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Windows 10 Download Failed

I am downloading windows 10 by using Windows Media Creator. Currently i am using Windows 7 Dell XPS L502X 15R(Early 2011)Laptop. My Download is stuck at 78% and my Panther Log file detail at that ...
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Cannot read directory “(name)”: File exists

I am trying to update a Windows 7 installation to Windows 10, but the procedure is failing repeatedly at step MIGRATE_DATA. Investigating what could prevent the migration, I found two corrupted files ...
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Encrypt hard disks with VeraCrypt in a mixed Windows / Linux system

My system is a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows PC. I installed several hard disks: Two SSDs (one for Windows 7 Pro, one for Kubuntu 15.04) and some conventional disks for data. Currently the Linux disk ...
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How to use Japanese keyboard layout (IME) on Portuguese Windows 7/8?

TL;DR How to get correct japanese keyboard mapping (108 keys) working on with my PT-BR Windows 7 (with accents, without using IME)? I got a japanese Acer notebook, which came with japanese ...
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Recover Windows 7 OS product key from C drive

My laptop internal hard disk has stopped working.So I have removed it and put in to external HD case.I have to format it and re install OS.Is there a way I can recover product key from the drive data. ...
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Windows 7 check if bootloader is working without rebooting

My setup was win xp on main partition and win7 on the extended. Win7 was installed after win xp. The active partition is the win xp one, therefore the win7 bootmgr is located in D:\Boot. D being the ...
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Why can't I disable desktop composition when running OBS?

Recording me playing FTL using OBS v0.655b 64bit Portable significantly decreased FTL's framerate. Temporary change to Windows Basic theme fixed this issue, so I wanted Windows to switch to lighter ...
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File explorer content won't open

I had upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10, but I have this problem of opening the content of the file explorer. Even my drives and USB plug in, and it displays " working on it" when I press it, then ...
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Pavilion G7-1950US Notebook PC will not boot

I have a Pavilion G7-1250US which I can't find listed. I am currently on a Toshiba because I can't get my HP to run. The best I can do is the Windows screen will show up but there it stops. I can't ...
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Why do my USB ports work when booting from a flash stick, but not in the installed OS?

I'm building my first computer, I set it up to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04.2. Everything worked great when it was running off the bootable USB for Kubuntu, but when I actually installed them ...
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How do I create a cascading drop down link in Excel?

I want to create a cascading drop down link in Excel 2010. My requirement is when we click when we select any color from dropdown list related color fruits will displayed beside.
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XCOPY can't read /EXCLUDE file

I'm trying to write a build script batch file for an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod I want to publish the source code for. This script contains a call to XCOPY with the /EXCLUDE parameter as follows: ...
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Stuck while downloading Windows 10 iso [on hold]

2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP CSetupPlatform::Initialize: Setup log starts: 2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP Host system information: ...
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Bluetooth: change scan window time

Is it possible to change Bluetooth scan window time in windows? I've develop an application and it seems that changing scanning window time is not possible application side. I found a page at MSDN ...
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Are there any widely unkown tools part of Windows 7? [closed]

I am looking for widely unknown tools possesing a graphical user interface, which are part of Windows 7 which can be used creatively. I already found the following tools: rundll32.exe utilman.exe ...
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Windows 7: Local Domain

I'm setting up a local(LAN) web server using Windows 7 ULTIMATE and XAMPP. Is it possible to setup a local domain where the computers in my network can access the server on visiting ...
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windows 7-start menu folders/subfolders show short cuts/empty

Upgraded from windows 7 to 10 and rolled back.Start menu folders/subfolders changed to short cuts/empty losing the link to user, changed user permission.Seems to be an issue with security permission ...
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Disabling all network adapters

I've n looking for a 'definitive' way of effectively disabling all network adapters. So far some of the most common ways point towards the use of Windows shell NETSH command: netsh interface set ...
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Need to connect and automatically transfer data from Windows 7 PC to Linux Red Hat using SSH

OpenSSH is not suitable for Win 7 in my system.I would like to automatically bridge from Win 7 pc to Red Hat Enterprise server.
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I want to boot windows7 x64 with AHCI, but the BIOS does not even try

I just discovered, that BIOS was not in AHCI mode, and that's why my newly bought SSD was at low speeds. I installed a Linux on the SSD, it works perfectly in AHCI mode. Now my problem that if I want ...
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How do I delete a second copy of Windows 7

I wanted to repair my Windows 7 install and used the original disks to do this. But in doing so I accidently installed a second copy of Win 7 onto another drive. How do I delete the second version ...
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Suppress Google Chrome's “Your Connection is Not Private” for specific Address?

We have an internal website (behind our VPN) which uses https/ssl. Every time I visit it, I get this error message: Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to steal your ...
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How to understand disk activity view charts of the Windows 7 resource monitor?

The disk activity monitor charts show blue line, green line with the green shaded area below and sometimes also the orange line. Of course, the higher the lines the more the activity and horizontal ...
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clean windows 7 temporary internet files

I use internet explorers 9's delete temp internet files option and it does delete files, but there is a hidden system folder at ...
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Is there a hotkey that would turn the screen black?

When I was typing on windows7 (Dell OptiPlex 9020, desktop) all the suddenly the screen went black as if I accidentally stumbled on a hotkey-combination that would have that effect. I verified that it ...
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Will installing Windows 10 ISO on Windows 7 (genuine) make Windows 10 genuine? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with Windows servers or my Windows update. Every time download gets stuck at magic 84%. Now I am thinking of installing Windows 10 through an ISO on a Windows 7 laptop. Will ...
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GoToMeeting client XP SP3 and 7

Anyone know if there is any compatibility issue of GoToMeeting desktop application between Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 x64. In recent days, I found that if I host a GoToMeeting session from a ...
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Auto-Logon without registry hack in Windows 7 with Domain Account

i'm having a bit of an issue/task and need to find out if there's a solution. GOAL: We want a desktop computer to "autologon" with a Domain User Account in Windows 7 CHALLENGES: Due to our security ...
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Why I cannot duplicate bitlocker start up key to another SSD

I uses bitlocker for my drive C. My computer can only run if I insert a flashdisk there. However, I got a problem. Basically I want to have several such flashdisks. I right click a drive select ...