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Hard disk partition totally disappears from laptop after installing Windows 8

Last month I installed the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. I found out that my D disk (partition) automatically disappeared from my computer. I thought that was because Windows 8 hid the D partition. So, ...
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Windows 7 keep renaming my drive to a different letter when I have my external hard drive plugged in

I have 2 external hard drives. Both are 2 TB and I connect them with Firewire 800. I boot Windows 7 in Boot Camp on MacBook Pro so I have 2 partitions on my hard drive. One is my Windows partition ...
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Resizing signature on Adobe Reader on Windows 7 tablet

I have a Windows 7 tablet and would like to be able to complete PDF forms, and put a signature on them. However with Adobe Reader I am unable to resize the signature as I cant accurately touch and ...
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Can't install Windows 7 onto RAID0 SSD

I'm having a very similar problem to the guy here. My setup: ASROCK extreme 6 Intel Core i7-3770k 16 GB RAM 2x intel 330 120GB SSD NVIDIA GTX 680 I have confirmed that in the BIOS, the SATA ...
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Creating encrypted disk images on Windows 7?

In Mac OS X it is fairly easy to create an encrypted disk image but i was wondering if there was anything equivalent on Windows 7? I basically want to be able to create a password protected encrypted ...
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Windows 7 Hard fault / Page fault and memory bottleneck

Windows 7 resmon displays 0 hard faults. But perfmon shows pagefault around 60 and perfmon /report tells me my system swaps actively. AFAIK not every page fault is hard fault: page could be stored ...
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Decrease drag threshold with tablet in Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 with a a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. When clicking and dragging, the drag action doesn't seem to be recognized until the cursor has travelled a certain distance, roughly 15-20 pixels. ...
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Can someone tell me how I can make my Windows Server Web 2008 R2 like Windows 7?

I am using Windows web server 2008 R2. Every time I have open my computer and they have show me "Preparing your computer...." "create ...." I want to stop it. it's take more time to load. Every ...
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Is there a way to “attach” a USB device to a program?

Preface: in VirtualBox, it is possible to "attach" a USB device to a virtual machine, thus rendering said device able to interact solely with the virtual machine. It also becomes independant from the ...
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.Net Framework issues on Windows 7 (probably after a gone-wrong SP1 update?) - Event Viewer won't work, nor Zune

I'm having problems running Event Viewer (wherever I open it, a "unable to create snap-in" error pops-up, the error details something as CLSID: FX:{b05566ad-fe9c-4363-be05-7a4cbb7cb510}) and other ...
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Prevent second monitor to “move” while in fullscreen games

I have two monitors. Sometimes I like to watch a movie or have a webpage or manual up on the second why I play a game on the primary. Problem is that when I start some games, the content of the ...
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Dell Inspiron has become unresponsive

My Dell Inspiron laptop was slow from the beginning but I was able to do all my work comfortably. The last few days, though, it has become too slow to do any work. It is unresponsive for any type of ...
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“Server Busy” error each time I log on to Windows

I see this message whenever I log on to Windows: What's wrong? Why does it appears? What should I do about it? Additional Details: I use Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OS.
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How to remove ReadOnly from files in Windows 7?

I am using Windows 7 and want to remove readonly from files, I tried all possible method like unchecking the readonly option from properties... using attrib command in CMD and Right-click on "My ...
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Computer lags on simple tasks

I have a Dell Precision M4600 mobile workstation laptop. I feel as though it is a very powerful computer, but it seems to react very slowly sometimes (Just playing a youtube video or opening a ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Never Combine, Show Labels Only, No Icon

In Windows 7, in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, there is an option to Never Combine which shows both an icon and accompanying text. I have seen people who want Never Combine but want no ...
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Autorun screensaver on session lock

The screensaver is currently configured to run after a timeout. So it does. Is it possible to also make it run automatically immediately after the user has locked the session (as in WinKey+L)?
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Windows does not see my command line arguments

C:\Users\Drew Gross\Documents\Projects\Batadase\src>django-admin.py startproject batadase Usage: django-admin.py subcommand [options] [args] Options: -v VERBOSITY, --verbosity=VERBOSITY ...
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login window opend in right monitor

I have a dual monitor system (set as extended) and my problem is when I log into an application, it opens a login window in the right monitor and only after that it displays the application's window ...
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Setting iCloud Contacts to be the default contact directory in Outlook 2007

I am trying to set my iCloud Contacts folder in Outlook as the default folder for saving and reading contacts in Outlook 2007. I have already moved the folder up in the contacts list order and have ...
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Microsoft Word 2010 crashing when opening a second Word document while first is still open

Things I've tried: Fresh OS, more RAM, SSD Reinstall x86 Office 2010 All updates, etc. are current Scanned using malware bytes (any other program needed?) Disabled all add-ins It doesn't give an ...
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Installing windows 7 next to linux

I installed backtrack to a netbook drive but how do you install windows 7 and get dualboot? It has the grub bootloader installed. Does Windows have a dualboot option for install?
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Cannot modify MP3 metadata

I cannot change the metadata on some MP3s in Windows 7. I change the information, but it is lost later. Also, in Windows Media Player, I cannot see the tagging information and I cannot seek in the ...
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Troubleshooting slow SSD

I have a Mushkin Enhanced Chronos 120GB SSD (http://www.mushkin.com/Digital-Storage/SSDs/MKNSSDCR120GB.aspx). Its performance is rated as: Capacity: 120GB Read Speed: up to 550MB/sec ...
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Outlook 2010 - Missing New Mail Envelope Icon

I've seen a number of posts related to this issue, but none with a solution that works for me. I have: Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Office/Outlook 2010 "Show an envelope icon in the taskbar" ...
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Windows7 Hangs for 5 minutes loading OpenGL app

I haven't been able to find much information about this : whenever a fullscreen openGL application loads on this new Win7 machine it black-screens for about 5 mins, then recovers like nothing ...
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Safely removing my linux dual boot

Currently, I dual boot with win7 and opensuse 12.1. Is it okay if I first restore the MBR for win7, and then format the linux drives? Or would it be better for me to first format the linux drives, and ...
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Built-in hardware appearing as ejectable USB devices under Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit on a Code 2 Duo laptop that originally came with Vista Home Premium OEM. Windows Update has successfully configured all hardware. However, now I see three ...
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Maintaining windows placement when switching between computers

I have KVM switch for MBP (Mac OS X 10.7.2) and PC (Windows 7 64-bit), sharing wireless keyboard, mouse, and dual DVI monitors. For the second monitor, I have a DVI to USB adapter connected directly ...
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Why might my Win7 install not work on Thinkpad with new SSD?

I have a Thinkpad T500, it was running Windows 7 Pro. The hard drive (normal 160GB SATA drive, 5400rpm) started making a clicking / chirping sound and things started becoming unstable so I bought a ...
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Synchronize not all folders with skydrive

For example i have home and work computers with skydrive installed on both. What i want is to add everything i need to skydrive at home, but only download several folders at work. For example i have ...
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Free Music CD Catalog Software [closed]

I'm looking for a free/open source music CD cataloging software that will help manage my CD collection. Ideally, it will be able to pull metadata about the discs from the Internet so that I wouldn't ...
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Install Windows 7 on second hard drive after Ubuntu 12.04… with UEFI

What I would like is to have Ubuntu installed on my 60GB SSD and Windows 7 installed on my 1TB HDD in a 100GB partition, leaving the remaining 900GB as a NTFS data partition that I could access from ...
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Escape sequences in virtual terminal

I need send next escape sequence through COM port. ^[[LD NOTE (from manual) Pressing "Ctrl-v", "Ctrl-[" on keyboard will generate the "^[" escape sequence. In some file systems, the escape ...
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How to uninstall Windows Live Mesh?

I'm on Windows 7, and can't seem to find Live Mesh in neither "Programs and Features", nor "Turn Windows features on or off".
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Console2 - open new tab in existing session from cmd

Is it possible to open a new Console2 tab from cmd? I run specific commands from my text editor (sublime) and would love to open them in console instead of regular cmds. However, I am only able to ...
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How to show the recycle bin icon on the desktop in Windows 7?

I have strange problem with the recycle bin icon on my Windows 7 system. I can't enable it in the "Desktop icon Settings" window by checking the checkbox to show it, because this option is ...
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How do I double up all values of database in every cell?

I have copied some data into Excel 2007. I have found that I need to double up all the numbers in every cell. For example: {22, 44, 66} become {44, 88, 132}. What is the easiest way to do this? Its a ...
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Windows Installation and user profile path

I am just about to format my computer as I'm a frequent "clean type of person". The problems while installing Windows is that I always have to manually change location for my user files to d:/user ...
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Cause a UAC popup from commandline without custom tools

In Win7, a user can right-click on a program and choose 'Run as administrator'. You get a popup, but do not have to enter the administrator password. I would like to get the same functionality, but ...
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Re-clone a Oracle Virtualbox machine but to keep Windows 7 license?

My linked-clone machine is down for now and I need to re-clone it from the original machine. The problem is that I have use a Windows 7 license key on this machine, ie. if I delete it and clone the ...
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I want to have 2 desktops with 2 keyboards and mouses set up with 1 machine

I have a Windows machine running an i7 processor that supports up to 4 graphics cards. I want to find a solution where I can connect 4 keyboards and mouse and make 3 maybe 4 separate machines for ...
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Really annoying ads “recommended for you” visible on all tabs of all browser

I'm having this annoying problem: a big ad (named "Recommended for you") that appears on random sites (even here) and remains opened in every tab of all my browsers (Opera, IE). My OS is Windows 7 ...
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Move files using Windows shell over network using Linux

I have a Windows laptop whose display isn't working, and I have to get some data from it. I want to get access to the Windows shell in order to move some files, and all I have access to is a network ...
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How to network Ubuntu and Windows 7 through a switch?

I have a PC running on Windows 7 and another one running Ubuntu 12.04. I know I can directly connect both of them using a crossover cable, however I occasionally do have a laptop to connect as well, ...
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Folder name not appearing on top of the Windows Explorer

I do not know what's wrong - I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit edition, all of a sudden the Windows Explorer has stopped displaying the name of the Folder at the top (in the title ...
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Microsoft Office slows down computer

I've noticed that if I leave a document open for a couple days (i.e., in word or excel) when I log into my computer, it is running very slow. It has happened on the past couple computers I have worked ...
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How can I copy a print file to a networked printer?

I have an Epson TM-T88V network printer. I can print to it using the printer driver. But I need to copy a "print file" to the printer using the command line, and this causes problems. I cannot use ...
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Run a batch file on exiting specific program

I want a batch file to run when I exit a specific program, Nokia Suite in my case. I want to use Windows 7 task scheduler and would prefer avoiding any 3rd party program. I have already checked ...
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When caps lock is pressed, space bar returns underscore

Basically, what I'm looking for is: when CapsLock is on I want Space to return _ and I want Shift + Space to return . Detail: This is kind of a continuation of this question I asked about the ...