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Mounting virtual USB storage device for use in VMs

I am looking for ways to mount a virtual USB storage device (containing some of my files) to several VMs (running Windows 7 and XP) on VMware. So far, I have tried using ImDisk. ImDisk is capable of ...
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CPU at 100% all the time.

I took the big step and disabled all the resources and after rebooting the cpu returned to normal. While I proved the culprit was there I have no idea which one is the problem. Does anyone know which ...
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Why won't my Win7 machine boot?

A couple of months ago, my Win7 PC unexpectedly became unable to boot normally. I'm able to boot into the various Safe Modes, but everything else fails (including what is sometimes called a "clean ...
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Increasing volume/power levels on USB Audio device (64 bit Windows 7)

I have a USB audio device (Buddy USB 6G) that was cheap and worked great- until I updated windows recently. Now it seems the power/volume reaches its max at about 50% volume, and any further increase ...
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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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Can't change my screen's brightness

I have an HP All-in-one desktop computer. It has Windows 10 installed in it. The problem I have is that I'm not being able to change the brightness of the screen from Windows (I can do it from the ...
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New graphics card causes Windows 7 partition to “Blue Screen” on boot

Problem: The other day I walked into my home office only to find my computer trying to boot and repeatedly kicking itself off and then trying to reboot again. After taking out nonessential components ...
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error “windows could not display the images available for installation”

I am trying to install a new copy of windows 7 pro 64bit on the second partition of the HDD on my laptop but the windows setup throws an error "windows could not display the images available for ...
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UDP fails horribly after waking from sleep (and maybe without sleep too)

We've got a PC running Windows 7 Home Premium that fails in a rather odd way after waking from sleep (and possibly other times as well, we haven't been keeping detailed records). The most obvious ...
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Can't install USB WiFi driver in Windows guest running in VirtualBox

I installed Windows 7 on VirtualBox 4.3 with Ubuntu as host. I have a TP-LINK 722 USB WiFi adapter which I want to use in the guest. In the virtual machine, from the USB devices section, I selected ...
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Laptop showing weird behavior. What might be the cause? [on hold]

I have a 3 year old laptop. It's Sony Vaio E Series SVE1518FNW. It's specs are i7, 4 GB RAM and 750 GB hard disk with AMD Raedon graphic card. From several months I am facing problem with it's ...
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How do I monitor packets to and from a specific MAC on my LAN?

I have a small LAN with a few Wifi IP cameras. I want to monitor the number of packets sent to and from a specific Wifi IP camera. I want to do this from another computer with a different LAN ...
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Windows update KB2952664 (Compattelrunner.exe) cannot be uninstalled from Windows 7

Update KB2952664: Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7 This update performs diagnostics on the Windows systems that participate in the Windows Customer Experience Improvement ...
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“User Profile service failed sign-in” - microsoft proposed solutions not working

My friend has this problem with this admin account on his Windows 7. His guest account works. I found a microsoft help page and tried two of the solutions so far - both failed. 1) If i am logged ...
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Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

In OpenOffice Calc I have entered, in the same cell, two characters in Arial fonts separated by a special character from Wingdings. All looked fine when I completed multiple entries and printed to ...
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Take Picture/Video of Logon Screen [duplicate]

How might I take multiple pictures or videos of my computers log on screen? It is unclear of me how to do such. PrintScreen doesn't appear to work. The linked question has no accepted answer as is. ...
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What is the function of question marks in file system paths in Windows registry?

This is about the registry on a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium (my friend's computer). I was going to set the system to clear the pagefile at shutdown by setting the REG_DWORD value ...
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Nightmare, artifacts or nothing to worry about?

I truly hope this is nothing to worry about, but... I discovered this because I forgot where I saved ProcessExplorer on my ssd's. I use Explorer++ instead of MS Explorer, for 'reasons'. Searching ...
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How do I install MS-DOS6.22.exe in a Virtual Machine

I downloaded a version of MS-DOS 6.22 from Microsoft's DreamSpark website to run inside a virtual machine but found that the file is a EXE and not format the VM will except. I tried to format it into ...
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Is there a way to toggle the Windows “compress this drive” command through a command prompt?

My friends laptop (a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium with 4GB RAM) was running slowly and she asked me to take a look at it. One of the things (besides that the disks had not been defragmented for a ...
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Windows Update runs forever and none of the standard solutions fix it [duplicate]

I recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my laptop, and Windows Update successfully updated the system to SP1. Now, however, Windows Update runs forever without finding any updates. ...
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Is there any point in activating Windows?

When I was installing Windows 7, it asked me for the license key. I didn't type anything and pressed Next. A message popped up asking me if I would like to enter the license key later. I pressed Yes, ...
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Windows 7 running slowly despite having lots CPU and memory free

This is my computer spec: Intel i7 2500k @ 3.4ghz Win7 64bit 16gb of ram Radeon HD 6800 My computer is starting to run progressively slower; for example, when switching between programs i.e. Excel ...
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My dell laptop backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not working

I use dell vostro laptop with windows 7 OS. But I am facing a problem now, I was browsing facebook on my laptop and suddenly I saw that my laptops backspace, space, enter and arrow keys are not ...
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Cannot edit the context menu in Windows 7

I cannot remove items from the context menu. I have followed every step in How To Geek guide to disable options in the context menu but NOTHING works. Deleting the registery entry for the context ...
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How do I fix this manifest error in my ChueckSUR.log?

My windows update isn't working. I've been following this guide and its been great for fixing almost all the errors in my CheckSUR.log, but I can't figure out how to fix the last error. Here is the ...
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How do you free up Disk Space on a Windows 7 OS? [duplicate]

I've downloaded the sqlexprwt_x64_enu.exe file which was around 700mb and I'm trying to open up the file, but I keep getting the error message of "Unable to find a volume with enough disk space for ...
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Cannot upgrade Windows 7 Pro 64bit to Windows 10 on Dell Vostro 3460 (dual boot with Kubuntu)

I am trying to upgrade Windows 7 Pro 64bit in my dell vostro 3460 to Windows 10, however when the instalation procedure is reboots the machine for the first time, it loads Windows 7 again and the ...
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My computer asking me to choose a OS during startup when there is only Windows 7 [closed]

I have installed windows 7 on my laptop. When I am trying to start my computer a black screen appears with showing a option to select a OS but there is only windows 7 listed. How can I get rid of this ...
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Accessing attached “Apple iPhone” in Win7 remotely via explorer/file sharing.

I'm wondering if it's possible to access an attached "Apple iPhone" device like I would a regular host directory from a Windows 7 box with file sharing turned on. Normally the syntax would be ...
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Mismatch in time in Windows while dualbooting

I installed 32 bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS alongside my Windows 7 OS in my MSI GX70. I found that my Windows time is always 2 hours ahead of the actual time. My Ubuntu version shows the correct time. So I ...
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Disable command parameters for 'commands' or exe's in Start Menu search?

This is a bit complicated so bear with me: Basically, the Windows 7/10 Start Menu search includes results from executable in the PATH environment variable and the App Paths registry key ...
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Can TaskScheduler be used to auto boot a PC? [duplicate]

Ok, so using TaskScheduler to shutdown is easy enough. However can it also be used to schedule daily boots? Anything I've googled suggest you must edit the BIOS in order to schedule boots. I'm on ...
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TAPI Setup has to be done after every restart

I take care of a PC that has a software installed which uses TAPI to call customers. The software itself runs fine, but after every restart we have to reconfigure the TAPI Interface of Windows. ...
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Is it possible to access the internet of a computer on a network? [closed]

There is active internet connection on a network computer. I I want to access the internet of that computer, how do I do that?
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Sharing a 3G USB modem over Windows ICS

I'm currently having issues with my ADSL connection and it's looking like it's not going to be fixed any time soon. On my local network I have my Windows Server hardwired into my wireless router. ...
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Only Windows Explorer will open in Windows 10

I have installed Windows 10 on my Lenovo T500 64 bit. The previous version was Windows 7. After trying to enlarge the desktop and taskbar icons I am now only able to "open" Windows Explorer. I ...
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Cannot access encrypted file [duplicate]

I have a Window 7 System in a domain, and my user profile is having some issues. That is: I deleted the user "chander"; before deletion of the user I took a full documents backup, and saved it to ...
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Windows 7 UEFI: Help bcdedit find the “default” store in the EFI partition

bcdedit and similar tools[1] can't find where the store is. It's in the EFI system partition and I have to manually mount and assign a letter, then work on it with /store. Is there a "setting" that ...
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Rename power plans in Windows 7?

Is there a reliable way to rename power plans in Windows 7? Creating new ones with a new names is not too hard, but some systems have dozens of power settings (including advanced settings) in each ...
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Partitioned Flash Drive - Only First Partition Can Be Seen in Windows

I now have a problem seeing and accessing some partitions on my flash disk after it has been repartitioned with the fdisk utility under the Debian Linux. I repartitioned my 16GB flash disk into two ...
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Sublime Text 3 keeps crashing with “error: plugin_host has exited unexpectedly”

I'm using Windows 7 and Sublime Text 3 (build 3103). Sometimes it spontaneously throws an error and plugins stop working. Here's the error: error: plugin_host has exited unexpectedly, plugin ...
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Copy video to phone from PC without Windows harping about converting to WMV

I don't do buffering so when I want to show someone a video I download the source file and copy it from my PC/Windows 7 to my phone via a USB cable. Every time I copy a video file Windows harasses me ...
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Converted Windows 7 to UEFI, now fails to do hybrid sleep

I have two hard drives, 3TB and 2TB. 2TB drive uses MBR, 3TB uses GPT. My Windows 7 OS is installed in the 2TB hard drive. I wanted to try out Elementary OS so I installed it on the 3TB drive in UEFI ...
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why is audiodg.exe interfering with power management?

I have an Intel Core i3-370M 2.40Ghz, running Windows 7, that is stuck at 2.4ghz. Months ago, the computer was almost completely silent. Today, the clock multiplier is stuck at x18 and the fan runs ...
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Issue with Lag Between Keypad Use and Internal Keyboard Use on Laptop

Hopefully I can explain this to where it is understandable. I have laptop running Windows 7. Sometime in the past couple months, it has developed a really annoying issue. After typing something, ...
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Does USMT work to transfer from Win 7 to Win 10?

So I am trying to use USMT to transfer a Domain profile from a Win 7 computer to a Win 10 computer. I have tried to use USMT>scanstate \\network\mystore /ui:domain:user from the Windows 8.1 ADK on ...
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Install Windows on a raw disk image in virtualbox and then use it as dual boot with linux

I currently have a laptop with linux in it. I'd like to install Windows 7 on dual boot with it but instead of doing it with a usb drive I was wondering if it was possible to create a raw disk image ...
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MacAfee AV Removal Trouble

Has anybody had a difficult time removing MacAfee AV software? I tried removing it from the control panel and it says I am not allowed to remove this program at this time?
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Green pixels on dark colors. Could this be because of the graphics card?

I have got green pixels on my screen whenever i turn my pc on. This started when i was playing a game and suddenly there were green pixels,and my pc crashed. Now this happens every time my pc is on. ...