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How to fix missing icons in the taskbar and start menu? [duplicate]

I installed Visual Studio 2012 yesterday and during the install my path somehow got screwed up1. Since then, the icons for applications that are part of Windows are the default "unknown" icon, but ...
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Can I transfer a Windows 7 Upgrade Version to another PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: How do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? My computer has ...
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Is there a recommended version of nvidia 8600gt drivers for Win 7? [closed]

I've read on some forums that people recommend an specific version of drivers for X gfx card and Y operative system. Does someone knows if an older version of Nvidia 8600GT drivers for Win 7 that ...
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Windows 7 & IE9 - Search provider corruption

Related (for Windows XP: IE8 search provider corruption keeps forcing Bing.com upon me?) Windows 7, with Internet Explorer 9 and no add-ons loaded will bring up this message every time it starts: ...
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Windows 7 taskbar - transparency effect

I'm having a problem that I can't solve. Somehow the taskbar on Windows 7 is translucent or transparent, making it impossible to see the end of any web page on any browsers. How can I restore it to ...
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Why isn't my Windows 7 x64 laptop hibernating properly?

Usually when I put my Windows 7 x64 Acer TravelMate 5520 laptop into hibernation nowadays, it starts back up in this screen: Text in picture: Windows did not shut down successfully. If this ...
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installing windows 7 iso in virtual pc

I am trying to install windows 7 iso on my windows 7 host machine. i am mounting it on virtual cd/dvd drive and it boots into setup just fine. however, i get a load driver message that i've no clue ...
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Can't uninstall Web Platform Installer 4.0.. missing wpi.msi file

I can't uninstall or reinstall the Web Platform Installer 4.0. It keeps looking for the wpi.msi file in the temp folder. Even at the prompt, this file doesn't exist on the computer. This problem also ...
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Installing Release Preview Over Consumer Preview Running on 2nd Partition (dual boot)

Have successfully installed Windows 8 CP to 2 boxes, PC and laptop. Easy install BUT CP offered a download assistant. RP does not. The process is different and more vague and I don't want to screw ...
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How to limit disk usage (Write/I/O) by application? (NOT space usage)

I'm really annoyed by not being able to do a few jobs at a time even if I have plenty of RAM and CPU left to utilise - so it's the disk usage, for example when I am extracting big archives using ...
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How to unmerge a wireless connection in windows 7?

Recently got a windows 7 desktop, and bought a ZENDnet USB wireless n adapter for it. Installed the software. Worked fine, but began to have some issues. Notably that there was a listed Wireless ...
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Windows 7 Unsolicited Remote Assistance from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 7 Home Premium

I was working today to get unsolicited remote assistance working from my laptop to one of my kids laptops (both Windows 7 pro). Here are the steps I took: On remote computer (the one you want to ...
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VBScipt Missing - Windows 7 64bit - Tried Many Solutions but No Luck

When installing some programs or when trying to run .vbs files, Windows informs me it cannot find VBScript. I have tried everything I can find online, including: Registering the .dll: regsvr32 ...
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Troubleshooting a slow startup

The one really rattles the brain. The computer was "slow", which is why I was called out in the first place. The first thing I noticed was that it took literally 3-4 minutes to turn on. This is a ...
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Microsoft Word asking to use a document for “style”

I received a message box from Microsoft Word quoting a large piece of a password protected document and asking if it could be used for "style". There was a comment that the document would be ...
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Dell M4500 does not connect to internet

I have a Dell M4500 that does not connect to the internet. I have called Dell and they have replaced the motherboard but it does not work. They told me that it is a software problem. It suddenly ...
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Can I invoke Windows Update from the command line?

It often happens that I have to watch this screen for minutes: I have no clue what's happening in the back. And I'm also not interested in watching the WindowsUpdate.log for changes. I would love ...
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Importing Windows XP Mode into VMWare Workstation

I've been using Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Pro (64) for all of my work I've been doing with this client. It's just differencing off of the parent. I was considering importing it into VMWare ...
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How do I find out the wiring of display interface ports (VGA, HDMI, DP) of laptops with optimus technology before purchasing? [closed]

Most new laptops come with a hybrid graphics setup and often with NVidia (Optimus). Assuming that a laptop has an integrated Intel graphics card and a discrete Nvidia with Optimus technology and does ...
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Dell Latitude 6530 cannot see bluetooth devices

I was able to pair my Mogo Mouse to the laptop the first time I used it, but in the past 3 weeks, I have only been able to use the mouse one more time. Most of the time, when I go to Bluetooth ...
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Characters repeating with one keypress on Windows 7 in remote session

When I press the ´ on my keyboard once, it actually results in ´´ (twice). I am therefore not able to write accents like á because I end up with ´´a instead. I have tried to switch between keyboard ...
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Excel open option missing from Context Menu

Whenever I select multiple Excel (2010) files the right mouseclick option 'open' disappears. When I select just one or a few files there is no problem, but from 15 or more files I can't open them at ...
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Lock Screen after screensaver starts + delay

I would like to have my win7 desktop lock after say 15 minutes of idle time. I also want my screensaver to start at 5 minutes of idle time. I tried using programs that run a command after a certain ...
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Java 7 update 6 installation fails on Windows 7 when Chrome is default browser

I am configuring a brand new Lenovo U410 system with Windows 7 Home Premium for a user. I received the system direct from the shop. As part of the configuration I installed Java using the online ...
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How to formatting a hard drive partition while leaving other partition alone?

I have 3 partitions, one has Windows 7 installed, and other 2 windows server. (So basically triple boot, right?) Windows 7 has a virus and has been impossible to remove, how can I reinstall just ...
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Installation of Windows Mobile driver update hangs

I am installing a program on a PC called TopView. This program requires the Windows Mobile Device 6.1 installed, and offers to install it. Fine, I accept that, and it begins the installation. ...
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Scientific calculator app/site that saves calculations for Win 7? [closed]

Are there any scientific calculator apps that aren't browser specific that's easy to use which displays whatever is inputted clearly and one that can be used by a keyboard only but can be used by only ...
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would virtualizing windows 7 on a linux distro be more or less effective than virtualizing linux on a windows 7 platform? [closed]

All I do on windows that actually requires windows is play world of warcraft, diablo3 and use MS Office for school. That's not true, I also need silverlight to run labsims, and moonlight doesn't want ...
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Unable to configure Windows 7 Local Area Connection with switch

DSL Router: Pirelli DRG A125G Switch: SpeedTouch 585 DSL Router connected (cable) with two computers, one XP, one Windows 7 DHCP Disabled. The XP computer connects without problem, acquiring ...
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Two different core speeds are shown on two different OS by CPU-Z

I installed CPUID CPU-Z in my laptop to review the features of my processor. In Windows XP it shows me the right core speed, Clock speed- 133MHz Multiplier- 14 Core speed = 133*14 ...
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Windows 7 won't shutdown; Win7/Ubuntu dual-boot

I'm reposting this from askubuntu.com, as it was discussed fairly quickly that Ubuntu's presence on a separate partition was almost certainly NOT the problem, and as such this question wasn't ...
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Programmatically disable action center

I'm looking for a way to programmatically disable the action center. Is this even possible? I want to have a one click way to do this in order to run this remotely if I need to. So far I have thought ...
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Possible to do Anytime upgrade of Pro to Ultimate with a Home Prem to Ultimate Key?

I might have made a mistake, in that I bought an Anytime Upgrade of Win7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Ultimate for a Windows 7 Pro computer. I have tried a few times inserting the supplied key, but ...
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Launching a scheduled task on a windows 7 VM on startup

I have a batch file I would like to run every time my Windows 7 VM restarts. I have created the batch file (and it functions as expected) as C:\example.bat. I have also setup a task in Task Scheduler ...
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Increase font scaling on a per-program basis

This is a followup to this question. I can deal with the system font being small since it's fairly large anyway, but I'd like to increase font scaling for programs like Chrome and Skype and only ...
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How to perform an exclusive search in windows?

How do I do an exlusive search in Windows 7? For example, I want the search to return everything EXCEPT .jpg files. Any suggestions?
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“Not all features were successfully changed” when trying to add application development features to Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 Professional x64. When trying to turn some features on the following error occurs, and I am unable to install the features: "An error has occurred. Not all of the features ...
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Can no longer access shares on a Windows 7 machine from Windows XP machines

We have a network in the office that has been humming along for over a year now with this basic setup. We share files off of a Windows 7 machine. Windows 7 machines can connect to these shares just ...
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Is there a way to find out what apps are most used on my Windows 7 system?

The 'Programs and Features' control panel app has a 'last used on' column, but it is blank for all my installed apps.
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Incomplete install location

So, there's a major beef that I have with windows and their stupid updates. I know they're helpful and all, but every time I restart my computer after installing an update there's 5 more waiting.... ...
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Desktop Window Manager crashes randomly

I have been having a problem where the Desktop Window Manager (on Windows 7) crashes randomly. Typically, there is no BSOD, but the entire computer locks up. On a couple occasions it has recovered ...
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Print HTML poster format as PDF

I´ve created a scientific poster using HTML and CSS. The dimensions are 90cm x 120cm. The result is great, but I´m having some difficulties printing this poster as PDF. I´m trying to print two PDF ...
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Windows (using UEFI boot on GPT disk) will no longer boot after adding an MBR hard disk

I have recently installed Windows 7 64 bit on a new SSD using UEFI boot and GPT. The system worked fine. After adding my old system HD to the system (that uses MBR), Windows will no longer boot ...
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Win7 System folder contains infinitely looping SYSTEM(!) directory

My Windows 7 Enterprise computer has been crashing fairly frequently recently, so I decided to boot up in safe mode and run the TrendMicro client I have installed. It froze about 10 minutes into the ...
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Should I be worried about my SSD deteriorating from file transfers?

I'm a GIS analyst so I deal with huge imagery datasets daily (80GB+). Processing from our server is extremely slow so I copy files to my local drive before processing. I have both an SSD and an HDD ...
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Problems with sharing between Windows 7 and Windows XP

I'm trying to share files between a PC with Windows XP and a laptop with Windows 7. I've been trying to do this for years, which may have resulted in a bit of a mess, but I wouldn't know because I ...
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Temporary pause/disable background updater

Is there any program in Windows 7 that can pause or disable background updaters? The reason I would like to do this is because I have an old computer, and when I watch a video in VLC and background ...
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How can I disable the “toggle Wi-Fi” key combination on my Windows 7 laptop?

I rarely need to disable the wireless network on my laptop, so the Fn + F12 key combination is usually just in the way. It's even more frustrating for some of my friends and family, who don't know the ...
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“Boot mgr is missing” error shown during boots up

Initially I had Windows XP, after some time in another partition I installed Windows 7. Dual boot is working well for me but after some time I removed the windows XP. After that When I tried to boot ...
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Why don't I get the option to Upgrade during Windows 7 Setup?

I tried to upgrade windows 7 from my disk and even from my friends disk. if i start windows 7 and then start setup i never see this screen. if i boot from cd, i see that screen, but when i click ...