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How to reinstall Windows 7 without media after hard-drive changed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I have had a new hard drive installed on my Toshiba c660 satellite laptop, but I have no windows. It ...
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How much time will it take to upgrade to Windows 8? [closed]

I'm planning to upgrade my Windows 7 PC to Windows 8. I've read several articles concerning the upgrade. Now I ask myself how much time must be included to perfom the upgrade. Does the upgrade take ...
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Python installation error (1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b)

I am trying to install Python but I'm running into following error: An Error occurred during the installation of assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT, version="9.0.21022.8" publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b", ...
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System icons disabled due to group policy

I'm unable to change some of my system tray icons for some reason. It tells me the following: I'm the only user on this computer and it is not a member of any domain. And it has never been a ...
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How do I get Java Available Update *Notification* (jucheck.exe) to run on its own without prompting for “run as administrator” permission first? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Selectively disabling UAC for specific programs on Windows 7 When I start up my machine, after a short while, the entire screen is dimmed with a brighter pop-up window ...
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How can I restore an item to my Windows 7 start menu?

I was recently "upgraded" from Win XP to Windows 7 and had to install lots of additional software. One of the products did not create a desktop shortcut. I inadvertently "moved" the shortcut from ...
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BSOD caused by bcmwl644.sys against Cisco WiFi

I have in front of me an Acer V5 171, it is running a clean install of Windows 7 X64 SP1 will all current hotfixes and updates, with the latest drivers from Acer the version of bcmwl664.sys is ...
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Web browser cannot find pages after machine “sleeping” and “waking up” several times.

At night before I go to sleep, i have a habit of putting my laptop to Sleep instead of completely shutting it off. But after a few days of "sleeping" and "waking up" without restarting. my browser ...
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Create new partition on ssd hard (remove hibernate)

I bought Dell Vostro 3360 notebook with Windows 7 It has 128 GB SSD hard disk, it is already has 4 partitions: Dell partition, Recovery partition, OS partition, Hibernate partition. Here is ...
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How efficient is Windows 7 in using battery power as compared to Windows XP in similar power plans?

Windows XP didn't have Aero glass and other visual effects and shadow indexing (for fast search) that probably consume extra power in Windows 7. I wonder if disabling some of those features will save ...
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Remote Connection Graphics Limits

I have two computers. One has Windows 7 and the other Windows XP. I'm using the Windows XP computer to connect to the Windows 7 computer through Remote Desktop Connection. The problem is I can't ...
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“Deny All Permissions to Everyone” doesn't prevent me from deleting a file? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to deny delete/modify permission to a file? The story is pretty simple: I'm an administrator. To prevent accidental deletion of a file, I have denied all ...
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Suggestions for Windows 8 migration [closed]

I'm thinking of migrating to Windows 8. At first I hated it, but I'm pretty sure the Windows 8 model is the future, and I don't particularly want to end up hating the future like my parents, ...
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Is thery any light weight text editor like notepad++ but with text colors [closed]

I use notepad ++ in windows 7 but i can't color the text. Is there any lightweight editor like notepadd++ where i can also color the text as well
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Magic Mouse scrolling on Windows 8

I've managed to get the mouse detected and the general clicking and mouse moving functionality works fine, but no scrolling, nor gestures? I'm unsure if gestures are supported, if not that's ...
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I can't drag a program in Citrix to my second monitor

I have a two monitor setup. When I launch Citrix it will only run on my Primary monitor. I can run on either of my two monitors, but it has to be changed to primary. I have an NVIDIA card GTX 470. ...
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Unable to open port on Win7 machine

I'm trying to run Privoxy as a proxy on my machine. I want the browser on my Android device to access the internet through it. Now I've opened exceptions for both Privoxy and port 8118 (which is the ...
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How do I track down my autostart issue?

My auto start stopped working some time ago. I'm sure it was caused by some software conflict, but I'm at a loss to try and track down which one. Any suggestions are welcomed. I'm running Windows7 ...
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Automatically track all changes to a folder on Windows 7 [closed]

Is there any software that can keep track of all changes that are made to the files in a specific folder? I'd like to keep track of the complete revision history of a specific folder (so that if I ...
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How to prevent copying of a certain file?

There are certain files in my system that i dont want someone to copy those in my presence. Can i prevent copying some files in Windows?
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TortoiseSVN connect via ssh: Network connection closed unexpectedly

I am trying to connect to an SVN repos via the svn+ssh protocol on Windows7 (32-bit). I have the server set up fine and can connect from my Linux box. When trying to connect from my W7 machine (I have ...
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Computer Won't Boot, gets stuck at startup repair

I'm having a problem where my HP Envy 15 will not boot up correctly. It started when my system froze, so I held the power button to turn it off. When I attempted to turn it back on, it came to a black ...
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Fingerprint reader on Windows 8

The fingerprint reader in my laptop (HP DV6 2005AX) isn't working in Windows 8. I think I had DigitalPersona drivers back in Windows 7. Their site shows that drivers for Windows 8 are not yet ...
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Which Windows 8 edition should I update to from Windows 7 Home Premium? [closed]

I have Windows 7 Home Premium on my laptop, need to upgrade to Windows 8. If there were a Windows 8 Home Premium midway between those two I would've chosen that... but there are only two Windows 8 or ...
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Chrome browser opening to MyStart Incredibar

When I first open chrome, it is always opening to the page: http://mystart.incredibar.com/mb188?a=6OyOmJk7dX&i=26 This only happens on first opening. Starting a new window gets me the new tab ...
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Computer not booting past motherboard manufacturer logo

My PC doesn't go past the motherboard manufacturer logo. I tried to reset the BIOS. I have two RAM slots and 1GB RAM. I tried reinserting the RAM in other slots. I think the red light shows that ...
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Windows search is skipping folders

I was trying to find where Electrum stored its wallet files, so I went to C:\ and entered wallet.dat in the search bar (top right), which is supposed to search through the entire C drive (right?), but ...
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How to connect a Windows 7 PC and a Windows 8 PC via a LAN cable?

I need to transfer some data from a Windows 7 desktop to a newly assembled Windows 8 desktop. I have a LAN cable. Do I need any extra tools? Another question is can I also connect Windows 8 to Ubuntu ...
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How to use MacBook from my PC

I have a PC with a big monitor and a 13" MacBook sitting on my desk. I have to do some development in PC environment and also some iOS development on MacBook. Is there a way I could use my PC's ...
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KVM main output display shakes when mouse attached

My brand new display works fine when connected directly to a computer or even with the KVM switch while no mouse is attached. Oddly enough the wireless keyboard works fine. As soon as I attach the ...
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Does increasing RAM increase speed of the computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will adding more RAM speed up My Computer? Hi I have HP pavillion dm4 with 3GB RAM installed. But in the task manager its always showing 48% used up if i am nt running ...
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Downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to backup Windows 7 and revert upgrade to Windows 8 I want to update my windows 7 to windows 8 but before I do so I would like to know if I can revert back to my ...
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Renaming multiple files in various folders to the same name in W7

I have a bunch of directories, each one contains exactly 1 file named folder.jpg. What I would like to do is to rename all the files cover.jpg, but when I do search on *.jpg and try to rename, it ...
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Mustek 1200 UB Plus on Windows 7 64-bit

I have a Mustek 1200 UB Plus scanner. Is it possible to install this on Windows 7? There are no drivers for it for 64-bit Windows.
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Windows 8: Choose What To Keep

I have downloaded "Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant" from Microsoft Windows 8 Website. I am currently using Windows 7 right now. When I run an application, I have to select one of the following option ...
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how do I determine how much VRAM is in the system?

I just bought a Samsung Series 7 laptop but I have no idea how much VRAM the graphics card has. This is an NVIDIA OPTIMUS card. I am using Windows 7 and will upgrade to 8 within the hour. I ...
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Impossible to create/format install Windows 7 on unpartitioned HD

I am going nuts reinstalling Windows 7 on one of those Acer aspire all-in-one... The original OS (Windows Professional x64) was not starting, after the initial screen the BIOS was prompted. So Step ...
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How can I stop wmplayer.exe causing CPU Usage spikes?

I've found that on a very fast new machine CPU usage runs between 0-8% normally, but then with wmplayer on it hovers between 8-18%. The problem is particularly to my new machine with Windows 7, and ...
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How can i back up a hard drive as a mountable drive image (encrypted)

I want to back up my HDD so I can wipe it and start fresh. However I want to create an image of it as it is right now that I can mount at any time as another drive. I want this image to be encrypted. ...
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How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp Windows 7 to Windows 8?

I use Boot Camp and rEFIt to dual boot between Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7. How hard is it to upgrade my Windows to Windows 8? Is it even an option, or will I have to essentially wipe Windows and ...
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Dual Monitor Setup with Ati Radeon Hd 5700 results in unusabledesktop win7

I have an ATI Radeon HD 5700 card which i've been using under fully updated windows 7 with its latest drivers. My monitor is a 2004 NEC LCD1703M which despite being pretty old runs fine. A friend ...
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“high security” software wants to turn my Windows PC into a single-tasking appliance

I am running a fairly standard, recent install of Windows 7 Ultimate. From time to time, I have to run an academic test-taking application. This application: Appears to close every other ...
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How to remove the Windows 7 XE Loader?

I do not know how I got this, but when I start my computer I get this loader instead of the default Boot Manager. I have no idea how to remove this, since the Windows installation that this loader ...
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How to display the extension of the file on windows 8

How to display the extension of the file on windows 8 and windows 7? I can't find it since I upgraded from WinXP.
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How can I make 2 windows installations appear in the grub menu?

I have installed Windows 7, Windows 8 and Ubuntu, and I have the following problem: Grub2 only recognizes one version, the Windows 8 bootloader (which is located on a hidden partition called System). ...
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How to access WebDAV using Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

Using cPanel on my shared web hosting account, I set up a WebDAV directory and account. But neither the Wizard-based "Add a network location", nor the net use approach result in any successful ...
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Counting number of time any song has been played in last few days

Actually, I'm trying to find-out what genre of song I listen to most. To do this, I need to find out what songs were played in last "time constraint" and how many times? VLC media player (under window ...
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Windows 8 doesn't play nice when dual booting with Windows 7?

I have Windows 7, and Windows 8 on my laptop. I have Windows 7 set as my default, and it asks me each time if I want to boot with 7 or 8. When I boot with Windows 8, then restart my computer, it opens ...
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too many logitech K350 keyboards showing in device manager

i have a logitech K350 and a trackball m570 running through ONE logitech unifying receiver installed on my self built $1500.00 gaming computer. In fact the problem just arose while typing here. ...
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Disabling Microsoft Antimalware service

I can't disable Microsoft Antimalware service (MsMpSvc/MsMpEng.exe). I tried using services.msc, but the startup type is grayed out and I can't change it to disabled nor stop the service. I also tried ...