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System Path disappears when connected to network. (Win 7)

I recently made some system changes - in particular, installing SQL Server 2012 Developer (though I can't swear that this is what caused the problem). When I rebooted, I noticed that all my path ...
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Program (still) does not show up in windows 7 recent programs

I use Wunderlist (v2) a lot. I would like it to show up in my recent programs list on Windows 7, and I don't want to pin it to the top. But no matter how many times I run it, it does not show up on my ...
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Why does Windows not show my full 4GB of RAM after upgrade [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5 GB of my more than 4 GB of RAM? I decided to add 2 GB to my laptop. Before i have 2 GB. So, after adding i suppose to have whole 4 ...
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How to make Windows 7 show domain user and local user on login screen

A notebook of my company is a member of our company's domain, and moreover there exists a local user account. My colleague with this notebook is using a domain user for work and a local user for ...
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Unable to find Word and PowerPoint in start menu seach

I've recently got a new computer, and was tasked with some basic configuration. I've created 4 accounts, all of them administrators. On one of them, I've created taskbar and desktop shortcuts for ...
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Run SFC on a windows xp drive from windows 7

I have a broken windows XP install and I need to run sfc on it, you can't run it via recovery console. Is it possible to run SFC on a XP drive from win7? I keep trying the offwindir switch but I must ...
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Delete OSX partition and join remainder to Windows 7 partition

I have an iMac 27" with a SSD that has OSX installed on it. I used Boot Camp to install Windows 7 partition. I found myself using Windows 7 more then OSX because I have a PC at work so I would like to ...
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Click counter for windows + online stats? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mouse button and keypress counter for Windows XP So I would like to be able to see how many times a day I click my mouse and then be able to view these stats online. ...
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Windows boot “Starting Windows” hangs

I got a strange error today when I started my computer. The computers hangs in the "Starting Windows" screen, after a few sec can i hear the windows login sound, but the "Starting Windows" screen ...
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How to speed up windows7 when hard drive is corrupted?

I have installed windows7 home basic with 300 GB SATA hard drive. It is very slow in booting and also running slow. Is there any way to check if hard drive is corrupted? and if so how to recover it ...
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How to determine where programs are currently installed Windows 7

I have a computer running windows 7, with 4 HDDs of various sizes. I've been pursuing a steady upgrade path, where each HDD is large enough to store a previous two. My issue is, I want to know if one ...
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Multiple instances of java.exe and javaw.exe

I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 on a quad core machine. When I run java -version in a command window, I get java version "1.7.0_10" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_10-b18) Java ...
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Could a slow graphics card affect Windows's performance?

Could a slow graphics card cause slow performance in Windows? Obviously a graphics card is mostly used when playing video games, but do Windows and normal office apps (e.g. Microsoft Office, Internet ...
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copy specific filenames from one folder to another

i have a folder on windows that contains around 200,000 image files. i have created a text file containing all the image filenames i require to be copied, so i can extract them to a new folder (around ...
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Is it possible to avoid any periodic HDD-writes on a Windows 7 System?

Because I am using a SSD-Harddrive as my System-Disk, I would like to minimize the amount of periodic disk-writes, while Windows is in an idle state. Is it possible to boot up a cleansed Windows7, ...
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I want to split my (C:) into two volumes, install win8 on the new volume. Is it possible?

I have win7 installed on my main drive (450~ GB). Is it possible to split it without ruining the HDD? Right now I'm running Computer Management to actually do the deed, but some things seem weird. ...
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How to copy a file to all subfolders with specific name?

I have a file called SRED.txt and a folder which contains hundreds of subfolders. In each folder is another folder called SRED where this SRED.txt file should be saved. What I want to do is loop ...
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Configuring Windows Firewall for Titan FTP Server

Scenario I run Windows 7 x64 and Titan FTP Server in both Active and Passive mode to share and synchronize data with my laptop and tablet. Problem I have to disable Windows Firewall or otherwise ...
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My new Windows 7 Professional 64 bit does not recognize my external monitor

I have a Lenovo w530 laptop running Windows 7 Professional 64bit which cannot see my Viewsonic VG2030wm monitor, no matter what driver is installed. I contacted Viewsonic support who sent me links to ...
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Toshiba Portégé with Windows 7 not recognising DVD Drive - possible Driver issue?

I’m trying to fix a friend’s laptop. The DVD driver is corrupted, so the optical drive doesn’t even show up as an option in Windows Explorer. Failed attempts so far… Microsoft Update seems to ...
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Cannot resolve %windir% / Cannot modify %path% or %path% being reset on boot

See Updates 3 and 4 below for how the issue has evolved My computer (Windows 7 x64, Lenovo Thinkpad T530) is having an issue resolving %windir%. After boot-up, everything works fine. At some ...
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Getting an 'Application not found' message when clicking on the CD/DVD drive after changing drive letter

I changed my cd/dvd drive letter from D to E (no other changes yet). I swear I have done this before with no problems, and followed microsoft's instructions When looking in explorer, if I click on my ...
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Windows 7 missing icons and taskbar

We are running Windows 7 on a notebook. After logging in with one account (it has Admin rights), empty desktop appears, with no icons and no taskbar. I can change desktop properties (e.g. Themes), I ...
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How do I remove an old version of WinPcap?

When installing WinPcap 4.1.2 on Windows 7 I receive the following message "A previous version of WinPcap has been detected on this system and cannot be removed because in use by another ...
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How to add a custom folder or an application shortcut in My Computer screen on Windows 7

As the question says it all I want to add my folder to My Computer screen as it has a long path in the hard disk, I don't want any shortcut icons on my desktop as I like it clean so is there any way I ...
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Install Windows 7 64bit from USB drive in UEFI mode

I got a Lenovo Ideapad Y580 with Windows 8 and I want to install Windows 7 on it. I followed the instructions on this link to create a UEFI Windows 7 Install USB flash drive - but it does not work. I ...
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Why must Windows apply updates when shuting down and starting up and can this be disabled?

Why does Windows apply updates when shutting down AND turning on? I'm working on Windows 7 and would like to know if this can be disabled. It's really bad when I need to leave and turn off my laptop ...
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System does not work anymore after migrating to UEFI

I have recently updated my BIOS to UEFI (big mistake...). When I boot in Windows 7 x64 now, it does not recognize any USB driver (even mouse and keyboard).I tried to use Windows Repair Disc to Restore ...
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Windows 7 - Shortcut for Task Scheduler automatically connecting to another computer

I frequently have to quickly connect to a remote PC's Task Scheduler to start/stop tasks. I would like to have a shortcut that I can just click on that will open Task Scheduler and automatically ...
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Bind user to virtual box os

I have Windows 7 Host and Windows XP guest in virtual box. Is it possible to somehow bind a particular user to that guest OS. I want to create some test environments for particular users. The idea is ...
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Installers don't normally try to elevate from temp

I'm experiencing a very strange issue on a Windows 7 x64 machine. I'll try to explain the best I can, so it can't be short. Lots of thanks in advance for your patience. So Win 7 x64. I'm working ...
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How to uninstall a program on Windows 7 via Linux [closed]

I have a dual boot system which has gathered some problem with malware or some other problem in Windows 7 due to which I am unable to use Windows 7. Is it possible to uninstall Windows 7 programs by ...
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Specify system and root partitions for Windows 7 during install

I want to install Windows 7 on a PC that currently has linux installed. My HDD is using the MBR partitioning scheme and its layout is like this: 130MB free space; swap partition(primary); 1.9TB ext4 ...
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Run a task on a specific event, but only once a month

Is there any option to run a task when specific event occurs (i.e. Flash Drive inserted), but to do it just once a month? I am trying to hook my backup script on some auto event.. OS: Windows 7 x64 ...
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FAT 32 usb stick says its full

I'm new to all this,please help if you can. I bought a USB 16GB Verbatim stick before christmas, the brother put on films for me. I plugged it into my TV and it worked away fine. Gave it to my son so ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium + Domains

Colud you help me in joining to a domain with Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows Vista Home Basic? As I know it has no native support for it. Thanks in advance.
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Win7 BSOD after user rebooted laptop while installing Windows update

c000021a 0xc000012f is the BSOD. http://pastebin.com/EtVDdSPW Contains the WindowsUpdate.log Booted up using Windows 7 CD and going into Repair. I've ran sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ ...
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How to install Windows 7 in existing NTFS partition on Mac mini

I've spent several days on this and tried various tricks found on the 'net. So here's my "have Windows on my Mac mini" project: I own an older Mac mini (Core Duo / 32bit) running Mac OS X Tiger. I ...
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VSS Error 0x8004231F

I'm trying to convert my powered-on Win7 Ultimate SP1 to a VMWare Virtual Machine using Converter Standalone. Problem is, the conversion fails because of a VSS error: FAILED: The VSS snapshots cannot ...
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How can I find out why MATLAB crashes?

I'm using MATLAB GUI code that handles ten files, uses the image acquisition tool extensively, and also the data acquisition tool, and GPU programming. It usually works well, but from time to time ...
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Windows 7 Wi-Fi only connecting when LAN cable plugged in

Wi-Fi connection works when the LAN cable is plugged in but it shows "Limited Access" as soon as it is removed. I would like to troubleshoot this or even provide further details - but I dont know what ...
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Windows 7 Wi-Fi only connecting when LAN cable plugged in [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Wi-Fi only connecting when LAN cable plugged in Wi-Fi connection works when the LAN cable is plugged in but it shows "Limited Access" as soon as it is removed. ...
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How can I map the tabe in vim in putty terminal

I am new new to vim and I have learned tabe n and tabe p I don't know anything about mapping. Is there any way that in putty in vim if I press f5 --> tabe n And f6 ---> tabe p Also where to ...
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Why is the windows 7 shortcut for screen capture not working?

This was resolved by the first commenter Usually I can use the Windows+S shortcut to take a screenshot, but it has recently stopped working. Restarting my computer did nothing. I understand it is ...
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How can I permanently change the title in putty title bar

I am using putty for ssh connections on my server. but it displays the server name on the title bar. I tried changing this by going in window --behaviour --then window title When I start putty ...
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Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Retina Macbook

I'm now ready to finally bootcamp my retina Macbook, due to too many things just not working on Parallels (partly due to memory limit)... It seems that Windows resolution may be an issue - ...
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Is there any difference between download Windows 7 ISO bootable or create one myself?

In order to get Win7 ISO bootable it can be obtain from Microsoft download or create one by myself like this tuturial .Assuming that both of them are same version , is there any differnce at ...
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Windows file manager with last visited folders history

Is there a file manager for Windows that has a running history of the last X folders you visited?
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How to make a batch file to search all drives?

How can I get this batch file to read all physical and mapped drives? It works fine with C: but will not read any other drive. @echo off set filePath= for /R c:\ /d %%a in (*) do if exist ...
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Why can't I update Adobe Flash and remove Adobe Air?

My computer came with Adobe Flash and Reader installed on it. I was trying to view a video one day that said I needed Adobe Air to view so I started the download and viewed the video. Later on Adobe ...