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Is it possible to run a 2GB RAM on Asrock G31M-VS?

I just want to know if I can stick another 2GB RAM on my Computer. System Hardware: Motherboard: ASRock G31M-VS (FSB1333 DDR2 800 Dual Channel). CPU: Pentium Dual-Core 2.5GHz. RAM: DDR2 800 Memory: ...
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xargs misinterprets backslashes on windows

I am using gnuwin32 utilities on windows 7. I want to pipe a file list to xargs to remove the files. but if i pipe normal windows paths in then xargs interprets and removes the backslashes dir /B ...
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I forgot to set username and password during Windows 7 installation, what can I do now?

I have reinstalled Windows 7 but I forgot to set any user name and password during the setup. Now I want to create a standard user account for my sister, does this mean I have to reinstall the Windows ...
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How do I do live display of a log file from FTP server? [closed]

I have a device that logs movement with a sensor and (via PHP) sends the log file to the FTP server every 10 seconds. The device essentially POSTs a message to a PHP script which then modifies the ...
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How can I change %SystemRoot% directory?

I just installed two different versions of Windows on my laptop, Windows 7 on the C:\ drive and Windows 10 on the D:\ drive. Now I have a problem. In Windows 10 when I go to the Environment Variables ...
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“”the data drive specified is not set to automatically unlock on the current computer and cannot be unlocked automatically"

When I put in the correct password to my encrypted drive and ticking unlock automatically, it comes up with "The operating system drive must be protected by bitlocker to automatically unlock a fixed ...
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On windows 7, looking for Registry Key or non-gui command to Change “Use Default gateway on Remote network”

Does anyone know of the Registry Key that is used to turn on or off "Use Default gateway on Remote Network" ? I need to automate this change for many computers and want to avoid the GUI method of ...
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Why two O/Ss on the same machine have a 1 hour clock difference?

My machine has two O/S, a Linux distribution (primary) and a Windows 7 (used seldomly). Both O/Ss are set on my time zone (UTC+1). Depending on how I set the time on the BIOS, either Windows shows ...
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How to set up vim for Passive FTP

Our department is deploying Kaspersky Anti-Virus. As a result of installing on my Windows 7 workstation, active FTP is automatically disabled. I have modified _vimrc as follows: let g:netrw_cygwin = ...
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What should be the installation order for the Dual Boot Windows 10 and Windows 7

I was learning how to create a Dual Boot (Windows 10 and Windows 7) in a 250GB HDD. There were two partitions in the 250GB HDD. I installed Windows 7 first and then windows 10. The Windows ...
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Delay before audio playback starts with digital speakers (Windows 7/8/10)

Windows seems to have a problem with digital audio output (using coaxial/optical outputs) where the audio output goes to "sleep" when not in use and takes a moment to cut back in. I have experienced ...
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Clean Install versus Update on a brand new machine

I just got a new Dell desktop at work and they messed up at the factory. I ordered Windows 10 Professional but it was delivered with Windows 7 Professional. The IT personnel just upgraded to Windows ...
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Why are some windows installers using the R drive?

My system has few drive letters mounted using Ext2Fsd, namely letters R and H, for root and home of my Linux install, respectively. I recently figured out why I have weirdly named folders in Linux's ...
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Programs crash on HP Zbook 15 when undocking

I have an HP Zbook 15 running Windows 7 that I use at work and when I undock it the following programs have a tendency to crash: Firefox Skype for Business (Lync) Any active VirtualBox virtual ...
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Limited or no Connectivity with Antivirus - Win7 x64

I have this situation, My antivirus (Eset Smart Security) is not allowing my HP Compaq 6720s Win7x x64 to go to internet Wifi/Cable. It shows limited or connectivity. I uninstalled the antivirus and ...
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Is it possible to install software once and it is usable in multiple Windows in different partitions?

Say if my HDD has three partitions, two of these three partitions have been installed with Windows 7 and 10, and there is one parition left for sharing photos between the two Windows. Say if I want ...
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Backing up Windows to a NAS: Security issues

Recent computer malware will seek out mounted SMB volumes and do their dirty work on files it finds there. This puts NAS-based backups at risk. Due to a Windows limitation, a client may use no more ...
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Why my intranet only works on Chrome and not IE or Firefox? [closed]

Intranet links are not working on IE11, we get the following error: "This page can't be displayed". We are not using a lolca proxy server but an automatic configuration script (pac file). Weird ...
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How can I start pageant minimised?

I currently start Pageant on log in via a shortcut in the Startup folder as follows: Target: "C:\Program Files\TortoiseGit\bin\pageant.exe" my-key.ppk Start in: C:\Users\MyName\Documents\keys ...
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Switch laptop HDD into SSD

Has anyone tried to switch Fujitsu LH700 (laptop) HDD into a SSD (with success or fail). I heard that some laptops(motherboard) are made so that it can only read registered HDD. Restricting the user ...
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Deleting from USB drive while using enterprise network (windows 7)

I'm curious about something which, apologies, is hard to succinctly say in the subject line. In any case, here's what I've done (and has me worried as an employee for lack of caring on my own part). ...
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Remove System tag from a data drive on Windows 7

While attempting to create a system image via Control Panel, Windows 7 has correctly identified the EFI System Partition and the C: System Partition to be included in the system image. But it's also ...
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BITS service is not starting, Windows Update always stuck at 0%

Windows update is always stuck at 0%. The BITS service always crashes immediately on start with code -2147024894 / 0x80070002 I have tried lots of things that worked for other people with this error ...
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change letter directory for boot drive CMD

I some how messed up my boot directory. Can some one please explain to me in lay terms how to reset the root directory for my boot drive using CMD in boot up of windows 10. I have been finding info on ...
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Experienced system builder is stumped

I've always been building my own PC's for a while, but I'm starting to get quite stressed and hung up over an issue I'm having with my new build. I cannot get past the initial startup during Windows 7 ...
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Randomly name files in my micro sd card

I have a 2GB micro sd card which I frequently insert in my headphones which can play/pause vol+/- and skip to next/previous mp3(only) songs with hard buttons. What my headphones cannot not do is ...
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When is Windows connecting to the internet?

More specifically, at which point in time, during boot, does a windows 7 (Home Premium SP1 64bit) system typically establish an internet connection? By typically I mean with the default number of ...
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How to check which files cause a driver to be digitally unsigned?

I've got a nVidia driver that's digitally unsigned. How can I know which file is that exactly? I would like to digitally sign it to be able to install the driver without having to disable driver ...
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Quick way to reset local area connection (batchfile?) Win7

I use mains adapters to run my internet to 2 desktop machines both running win7. The only problem I have is that from time to time I lose my internet and the only way I can get it back is to run the ...
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How do I image a external disk with a linux install and restore it to a smaller external disk [closed]

I have a bootable 1T external USB disk but only have a Linux OS and few other things on it. It is only used about 50GB. I have another 500GB external USB disk. I am thinking transfer the state of the ...
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Laptop battery full charged

I have a new battery pack for my acer aspire 4750 laptop, it hust a 2 weeks old, actually it is working pretty good. I use batterycare to check charge level, so while i am charging and it reached 80% ...
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VGA-split cable keeps resetting Monitor resolution: How to disable EDID on reboot Win 7?

so first my setup: My two monitors are plugged in via a vga Split device (https://www.conrad.de/de/renkforce-vga-splitter-kabel-20-cm-1388806.html), because my second graphics card output is broken. ...
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Windows 7 Setup HDMI output

I need to install Windows 7 on a device that has no native display only HDMI output (A laptop with display gone bad). But when I boot into the Windows 7 setup it does not show up on the HDMI device. ...
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How can I identify processes with high CPU usage?

My CPU remains from 30-40 percent even when everything is closed. Is there a way to scan unknown/bad Windows 7 processes and apply a fix? Norton 360 is already installed. I just installed ...
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How to type accent marks / symbols on Win7, using Mac-style key combos?

I like the way I can type upside-down question marks, accents, etc, using "option + [character]" on a mac. On Windows, of course, you have to hold alt and then type in random strings of numbers. Is ...
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Touchpad behaving erratically

Symptoms: Cant move pointer up and down, only side to side. When moving side to side it jumps around erratically. When using USB mouse the pointer jiggles from side to side. The touchpad can detect ...
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Wireless unable to connect after clean-up

I opened a laptop to clean the dust inside it (I've done it before, several times, on different laptops). I put all the components and made all the connections. Everything works fine, except the ...
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Git. How can I add folders and files under version control

I've forked a remote Git repository, so I get it on my PC. I've added two folders and two files but Git doens't recognize commit. I try to launch this command: git commit -m "my message" but my ...
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Windows7 performance is very slow after startup

I am using a Dell Inspiron laptop and windows 7 is installed in it. Nowadays I am seeing a strange behavior such that after startup, it hangs frequently. Its always try connecting to wifi, but never ...
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Radeon R9 270X blank screen on any OS only after installing drivers?

I had to go back to my old computer and after about 6 months of it not being powered on, I reinstalled Windows 7. After I got it up and running, I installed the video drivers. After restarting I'd ...
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Shortcut to kill a process that's pinned on the taskbar?

Is there any extension/shortcut that i can create that allows me to kill a taskbar-pinned application? The reason i need this is i often missclick the icons and most of the apps take quite a while to ...
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Can Sophisticated Malware, Spyware and Viruses Read Files?

I've recently began encrypting my personal files using veracrypt. I've got my resume, which, obviously contains personal information (name, address, phone number etc.) A little bit of reading here, ...
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“Run as Administrator” context menu item missing after upgrade from XP to 7

I have upgraded from XP pro to 7 ultimate (32bit) If I leave UAC settings default, I have no "Run as Administrator" menu item in the contextual right-click menu onto an executable. Additionally, ...
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Manually detect malware (such as a keylogger)? [duplicate]

Is there any way to manually detect if malware, specifically a keylogger is installed? Looking for answers on XP, 7 and 8.1. For example, is there a combination of any of these options that can ...
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External HDD is causing my second drive to unallocate (disappear)

I am running Windows 7 x64 and have two drives, C and D respectively. D is within a RAID array running under Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST). The external HDD in question is a CN Memory ...
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Cant find driver for F&D Bluetooth speakers for Win 7

I have purchased a Bluetooth 2.1 speaker system A150 X made by Fendaaudio (F&D) (http://fendaaudio.com/). But I was not able connect to the device using Bluetooth from my Toshiba lap top because ...
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Windows 7 crashes when transferring data from one drive to another

This problem has hounded me for a long time, well over a year. When I am transferring data (usually large amounts) from one drive to another, the computer crashes and I either get a blue screen or ...
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My RAM is defective, should I reinstall my OS?

My stick of RAM is defective, and has been behind numerous errors on my PC in the past few months since I built it. After I confirmed that the RAM was the culprit with MemTest86, I've purchased a new ...
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DISKPART SELECT PARTITION - not a valid partition

I have MicroSD card that I used to use it for my Android device. The sdcard still works without problem in my Android devices. Now, I am going to format it as NTFS in my Windows PC. I am experiencing ...
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Every time I connect a newly bought external HDD, my second drive goes unallocated

I recently bought an external HDD, that I connect to the power and then via USB 3.0 to my PC. I start doing a copy/paste backup into this HDD, and leave the PC at it. Hours later, Windows is logged ...