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Is There a Difference Between The Disk Cache and The Disk Write Cache?

I just want to make sure that by attempting to increase my Disk Cache, I am not delaying Write cache flushes to happen any later than they are now. If the Disk cache and Disk Write cache are two ...
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Is process priority periodically recalculated by OS?

I have a question regarding win-7 schedule and process priority. The scenario is: I have a process running, initially in priority "Normal" I find this process to be often reduced to Background (Low ...
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Active Directory Password Change Issue

We have a password issue here. The security policy requieres to change user's password in every 90 days (so the 'Password never experies' solution is not working now). They got a automatic warning ...
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Delete Partition and Extend partition option disabled

I used the "Delete Volume" option to delete my D drive so that I could extend my C drive into it but instead of becoming black coloured and unallocated in Disk Manager, it shows green coloured and "...
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Windows Homegroup

I have 4 PCs, 3 running in Windows 8.1 Pro and 1 in Windows 7 Professional. I have a Homegroup setup which the 3 that is running on Windows 8.1 Pro have already connected. However, the 1 PC that is ...
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Buy old Windows version now and still get the upgrade for free?

We have a little office for our local sports club here. In this office we have three PCs which are all running on Ubuntu. Because all of the PC users in this office are not that well educated in ...
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Windows update searches(error) with service disabled(win7)

I'm trying to run windows update on a machine with an image, a colleague made some time back. But every time I search for updates it gives me the 8007000E error. I have tried turning the service off, ...
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“Start Scan” has disappeared from the context menu of my printer/scanner in Devices & Printers

Windows 7 64-bit. I have a Brother printer/scanner which I installed many months ago. For a while, I was able to start a scan by right-clicking the printer under Devices & Printers from the ...
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Weird lines on my screen

Okay,so on my computer I just went on it and it started acting weird.So last night it said the Internet was down and it wasn't working for my phone either so I was like okay I'll wait till my parents ...
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Why can't I adjust the label size on a Zebra GK420T?

I have a Zebra GK420T connected to a Windows 7 host with 2" x 2" label stock using the stock ZDesigner driver. Whenever I print a document to the printer, only the top 1.2" prints. No matter what ...
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How to identify the purpose of a partition?

In the process of helping a friend with a task, we have run into a little snag. They are using Windows 7 SP1, which came pre-installed by the system's manufacturer. They have never had any other ...
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Can a partition size be changed between cloning and restoring the clone?

I need to do a full backup of a boot partition of Windows 7. I want to be able to restore it if needed. My understanding is that the only way to do this is to clone the partition byte-for-byte using ...
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Reinstalling windows 10 w/o losing apps

My windows 10 machine is having issues with the optical drive and HDMI port and I think my best course of action is to re-install windows 10. THIS question is about that process. This machine has ...
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Dell Precision M4400 Overheating and FPS drops

The dell laptop that I have keeps overheating during games and the fps drops about 20 minutes after the game starts. I have disabled Speed Step, lowered the processing power in Windows Power Options ...
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Can't find option to activate legacy boot mode on Asus EFI BIOS

I installed Windows 10 on a PC but it has some incompatibilities with the graphic card. Now I want to install Windows 7, so I burned the ISO on an USB stick, and then I tried to boot the system with ...
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VMware missing msi while installing

Whenever I try to install VMware Workstation on my Windows 7 machine, "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." message pops up, requesting a "vmware_1424719112"...
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Dropdown menus freezes any program after windows update

After applying an update to my windows 7 yesterday any dropdown menu that I click makes the parent program to freeze immediately and never be responsive again. If I ignore the program and wait, the ...
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Nvidia Quadro FX 570 + ATI Radeon B276 for 3+ Monitors?

I have a Dell T3400 Work computer that currently has 2 monitors hooked up through a Quadro FX 570, the Quadro only supports 2. I need to add a 3rd monitor, I am running windows 7 32-bit. Could I add ...
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how to get Internet Explorer to default to my youtube red account, to skip ad when playing a youtube video

When I use Internet Explorer to open a Youtube video, I get the annoying commercial. I use my YouTube Red account, on my iPhone, to browse YouTube without commercials. How can I get IE to ...
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Windows 7 showing fake/aliased drives

Some years back I used a tool (sorry, can't remember the name) to migrate a Windows 7 install off a spinning drive to a new SSD. I think the old drive had two partitions, one for the system and one I ...
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Is it possible to kill a process on its startup? [closed]

I have to run a program, a virus scanner, on my work laptop. It is awful, so amazingly bad that it slows down everything else I try to run. It's made me so much less productive - however, due to ...
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Is it possible to change Windows default Ctrl+V shortcut to a one-key shortcut? [duplicate]

I need to change the Ctrl+V shortcut to a one-key shortcut; for example, "+" in numpad for pasting. Is that possible?
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windows - Why does my executable shortcut (*.lnk) not behave like the program it points to?

I have a shortcut that points to ant.bat (apache ant). Executing that shortcut always returns the fail error ("build.xml does not exists"), while executing the ant.bat directly with full path does not....
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HP Laptop Boot Issues

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop which has recently been taken apart to resolve overheating issues, new thermal paste was applied and everything seems fine. Now, when booting the laptop it refuse's to ...
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Resetting the default word for launching programs in Windows 7

A while back, I was trying to follow some fixes online for running exe files on the network and some of them involved making changes in the registry. Since then, the default word in the context menu ...
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How to adjust brightness on windows 7 Laptop

I have installed Windows 7 on my PC. I noticed that display is too bright which effect my eyes during working. But I didn't get setting for adjusting brightness. Can anyone tell where to find ...
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Will this strategy to try Windows 10 work?

A friend wants to try out Windows 10 on a Windows 7 system. But they want the option to go back to exactly how things are now. Their hard drive is 1TB (platter-based, not SSD), and they don't have a ...
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Is it generally recommended to use driver management software to update all obsolete drivers? [closed]

I installed driver management software (Driver Reviver) and I see dozens of drivers (PCI-E drivers etc.) that are obsolete/outdated. My system currently runs without any major issues and I feel like ...
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How can I do DNAT and SNAT on Windows 7?

I have a very old program which uses a fixed IP address as destination. I'm trying to revamp my network into something more modern but this legacy system is holding me back. As a simple solution, I ...
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Old Toshiba Laptop Windows 7 AMD Cpu Upgrade

I want to be able to upgrade my Toshiba laptop from a C-50 dual core CPU to something better around say 2.50Ghz or at least 2Ghz. I don't know the exact socket of the CPU but I think that it is a ...
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No USB keyboard/mouse in win7 on a dualboot win10+win7, unless I hard-reboot

Running into a really weird issue with a dualboot windows 10/windows 7 machine, with win10 installed as main OS and win7 on a secondary drive, with windows 10's fastboot disabled. Win10 is set as ...
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windows registry of unexpected shutdown

Is there anywhere windows 7 ultimate keeps registry of unexpected shutdowns, for any reasons like: stumble on the power wire or general blackout? tryed to google it but no luck.
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Disable specific behavior for [name].html - [name]_files combo in Windows

In Windows (7, at least) there's specific behavior for a [name].html file and [name]_files folder in the same parent folder. Normally when you copy and paste a file/folder in the same parent folder as ...
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How to install a program in a Windows 7 virtual machine?

I have a Windows 7 virtual machine setup on a Windows 10 host using Virtual Box. What is the best way to transfer and install a large (8GB file) on my Windows 7 virtual machine?
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Browse hard disk files on a corrupted windows installation

Few days ago, I stumbled on a problem that required a bit of indepth knowledge to get things working. I have a PC setup that has no CD disk drive. I turned off my computer, that was running on Windows,...
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How to enable 2-finger tap as right-click

The mouse buttons on an old laptop are no longer working, so I have to rely on tapping on the touchpad. I have tapping enabled in the Synaptics touchpad settings. One-finger tapping works fine for ...
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Is there any way to know that partition size has been changed in Windows 7

We have a Windows 7 desktop and want to know that did anyone resize the partition recently. Is there any way to do that? Will there be any logs in Event Viewer? We try to find events in Event Viewer ...
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Is there a way to have a batch script restore the Quick Launch bar in Windows 7?

Every so often, my Quick Launch toolbar disappears. It might be when my laptop completely runs out of battery (e.g. while asleep) and even the CMOS time is zeroed. Or it might be certain Windows ...
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How can I find specific drivers used in safe mode to use in normal mode?

For some reason, my crash logs aren't working, so no help there. I ran every diagnostic I could find. It seemed to be a graphics driver issue. Upgraded an old XP machine to Windows 7 and have spent ...
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How does the windows OS loads [closed]

I would like to know how does the windows os like XP or Windows 7 boots after I see the motherboard logo in my monitor. Why does the Windows OS start slowly when I install heavy files on partition c :,...
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How to make a desktop shortcut to Windows Task Scheduler?

I have many tasks that I am tinkering with in Windows Task Scheduler. I would like to add a desktop shortcut that I can click to open the Scheduler. theSoftwareJedi's answer here shows the following ...
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Windows explorer crashes on copying files

I have Windows 7 (64bit) and since a few windows updates the following error occurs: When I try to copy a file from one directory to another with the explorer, windows tells me that the explorer hast ...
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How to install Windows 7 on laptop with Ubuntu?

How to install Windows 7 on laptop with Ubuntu preinstalled? (I want replace Ubuntu, as I already have Ubuntu on another PC). I have Windows installation ISO on DVD. Should I first remove Ubuntu via ...
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Windows Update stuck and errors [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (Dell) on my Asus custom desktop, but I have a Windows 7 Pro key, so I used Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade to Pro. The computer shut down before the upgrade ...
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Should I upgrade my custom made and optimized workstation to windows 10? [closed]

I actually purchased a highly specialized and custom made workstation 2 weeks ago. It is very optimized (bios etc) and the specifications are very high and includes 2 terrabyte ssd. My question is, ...
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What is the easiest way to make a multi touch whiteboard/signage app for windows 7 [closed]

I am looking for a way to create some software that can be used with a windows 7 desktop that uses a multi touch screen (large, about 40 inch) The whiteboard is used on a hospital ward with 28 ...
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windows not starting as keyboard not responding

I have a HP Compaq laptop with windows 7 installed on it now when I'm starting my laptop it tells me that it is checking file-system on c: but stops suddenly with message that checkdisk is unable to ...
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How can I create a cell that only allows 1 character to be entered in Excel 2010 and then automatically goes to the next cell

I'm using Excel 2010 and would like to create a cell that only allows 1 character to be entered and then automatically goes to the next cell to enter another single character?
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I have windows 7 os installed in virtual box .I want to install software in this os .How to do that?

I have windows 7 os installed in virtual box .I want to install software in this os .How to do that? how to locate setup file in drive .
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Windows 7 drag&drop files onto the adress bar/directory path of the explorer (like in win8)

I've been using windows 8.1 for the past years, and just installed windows 7 ultimate. However, I am missing a very convenient feature, which allowed me to drag n drop files into any directory that ...