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Do I really need Antivirus protection? [closed]

I use Opera to browse the internet The Windows Firewall active I only open/download programs that I trust and come from known & reliable sources what I'm asking is that if I can still get a ...
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Rename a Network Printer in Windows 7

I have a server. The server has some printers connected. It all drivers for x32 & x64 OS plus all defaults set. The server also manages the print queue. I have many workstations, all need to use ...
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want to make text size 15% bigger in Win 7

The text in my 17 inche secreen is small so I changed it to 125% (medium) but I also did not like that because it is now a bit big in the size. How can I make it something like 115%? because there are ...
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How to enable screensaver in windows 7 when in locked screen

How can I make the screensaver start automatically after some time when in the LOCKED screen? I don't mean the logon dialog screen, but the locked screen.
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When I shut down Windows, a Blue Screen appears and says “dumping physical memory”

I'm using Windows 7 32-bit. I'm running Eclipse, and I guess it's because of that. I'm handling a Webcam with Java code. When I need to force Eclipse to close, next time I shut down my PC, a Blue ...
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Losing file permissions after rebooting Windows 7

I have a User directory full of files that are not accessible permission wise for the user who's home directory it is. Said user can't run Explorer. For example, it provides an error complaining that ...
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How to clone Windows 7 into a image file?

I want to clone my Windows 7 system into a image file and boot it from my Xen vm. Windows 7 has a boot partition and a system partition. I know there are plenty of tools in Linux that can clone a ...
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Virtual Screen Splitter

I am looking for a utility that will allow my screen to be split into two sections. I would like to do this so that programs can easily fill or get sized properly to one part of the screen. This way I ...
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Something eating space on OS drive

I am facing low disk space issue from last few days. I checked with Restore,System Volume Information, $Recycled folders. But there is nothing which is occupying space. I had scanned my system for ...
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Strange cloudfront.net http request appears? [closed]

I don't have ANY idea what this is: Somehow on every page that I open, crossrider-app-stub498 appears ??? Is this some kind of malware or ? Large view 1 Large view 2
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Laptop keeps shutting off at random

My laptop has been just randomly shutting off. I've had my laptop for about 3-4 years and I've kept it good as new. But sometimes when I leave it on and come back to it after 2 mins, the computer will ...
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Antivirus software that doesn't run in the background

Is there such a thing antivirus that doesn't run in the background? Every antivirus I have tried runs in the background even if I stop protection, quit, or etc; there still are drivers/services of the ...
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Can a virus on a windows 7 partition make its way into the OS X partition?

I have a Windows 7 partition on my MBP that I installed with Boot Camp. I have reason to believe that there was a virus on my Windows 7 partition (did some scans, got some sketchy results from Avira). ...
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Google Docs Slow on Firefox

When editing Google Docs in Firefox, it is slow to the point that the cursor does not keep up with what i'm typing. Troubleshooting: In Safe Mode, Google Docs works fine. In regular mode, disabling ...
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Battery won't charge and BSOD: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE

I have a Dell Vostro 1510 running Windows 7. Today when I pulled my machine out of it's bag and plugged it in, the little battery light on the side blinked constantly instead of staying solid, and ...
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What would happen if I take my hard drive out of my current PC and put it in a new PC?

Basically, I want to get a new PC, but I have so many software/games installed on my current hard drive, that I don't want to waste the time to re-install/re-configure. Would it work if I just take ...
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Windows key shortcuts stopped working

I'm not sure how/when this started happening, but this is the scenario. The windows key works perfectly fine (pressing it brings up the start menu), but any windows key combination shortcut doesn't ...
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Adding Ubuntu hard drive to existing windows 7 system

I have a windows 7 computer that I would like to connect a second hard drive to that contains ubuntu. I plan on running that copy of ubuntu inside virtualbox while using windows. However, I can't ...
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Run Windows 7 partition as virtual machine in Ubuntu

I have a dual-boot setup with Ubuntu Linux and Windows 7. Is it possible, in any way, to have a virtual machine to run from the Windows 7 partition, when I'm running Ubuntu on the machine? The ...
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Run certain applications as administrator by default

Every time I want to start a program that modifies files and stuff I have to "run it as administrator", otherwise it won't function correctly. Can I somehow run it as admin by default? I dropped ...
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Giving access to a folder to a specific user in Windows 7

I have at my parents' house a Windows 7 machine, with 2 users - "admin" which only I have the password to, and "HomeUser" which doesn't have a password, and which my parents use to log into Windows. ...
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Microsoft Update - how to make it work properly?

I`m using a wide range of microsoft products - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1 included, Microsoft Project, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010. After doing a full OS reinstall I tried using ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from unpluging External HDD

I have installed Windows 7 as my media server. I pluged in 500GB external HDD via USB. I have changed power plan to Best Performance and changed advenced power settings to never turn off HDD etc. I ...
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Text-to-speech program on Windows saying “ASCII”

I am using Windows native text-to-speech program to read web pages and pdf files. Whenever the reader encounters a special character (or a blank space of some sort), it says "ASCII". Is there a way to ...
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Can I right-click a folder in Windows 7 and choose “Open with Sublime Text”?

In Windows 7, I can do this at the command line: "c:\Program Files\Sublime Text 2\sublime_text.exe" samplefolder This launches a Sublime Text window, with the contents of samplefolder loaded in ...
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How to take a screenshot on Windows 7 and auto create screenshot file on desktop like Mac?

I'm trying to find information how do we take a screenshot on Windows 7 that will actually create a screenshot file like .png in to your desktop like on mac where you can do it by press ...
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How can I create a bootable stick with Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive with linux distributions is possible. Can this be done with windows too? Basically I just want to move the files from my ...
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Hardware doesn't work some times at boot time

I have an Asus n51vf laptop. I bought it not long time ago (less than a month) and installed Windows 7 on it. Since that it wasn't new when I bought it, I don't know, if the problem was occuring ...
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Can't double click files to open them in inDesign (CS5)

I cannot open a file unless I open inDesign (the program) and then do File->Open If I double click, it starts to open, then just hangs forever. AFTER I close it, and look in the directory where ...
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How to get out of Safe Mode

I'm stuck in Safe Mode and can't get out of it. I'm on Windows 7 and have tried F8 and msconfig. Both show options to get out of safe mode, but once I'm booted up, I'm always still in safe mode. In ...
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Change VPN in Windows 7 from command line

How can I change my VPN connection settings in Windows 7 from the command line? I know how to do it using the GUI but I really need to do it from the console. I need to change the user, password and ...
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Is there a free library type reboot software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Free Windows 7 app to enforce user time restrictions or Steady State alternative I am setting up a community computer center and I need to set the Windows-7 PC's to ...
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What is causing sudden freezing during running real-time program?

So I run a high intensive (CPU/GPU) real-time program. During normal execution suddenly everything freezes for 1-4 seconds. I opened "Process Explorer" in the background to help gain insight and maybe ...
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New files Log monitoring?

I want to install (setup.exe) a software but before I go this, before I do this I want to know where it will install and what it will be changed. Is there a software log new files and change? Also ...
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TCP/IP networking working as expected, but can't access Windows Shares

I am trying to fix a Windows 7 Pro SP1 (32 bits) computer. I have a weird problem. It was working fine until two days ago (didn't do anything weird in that day), and suddenly windows network ...
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Which Radeon HD 5770 Driver should I install?

I cant find my RADEON HD 5770 driver. My OS is Windows 7 64 bit. It are Desktop Graphics. Is this the correct one: http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/radeonaiw_vista64.aspx Or this: ...
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Internet Explorer 9 crashes with “Debug Error” on new Windows 7 installation

I recently reformatted my computer. And whenever I right click on Internet Explorer 9 (No-addons), this error always appears: MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ DEBUG LIBRARY Debug Error ...
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Is there a way to make my Windows know about my BIOS settings?

For a very specific situation on a project, I need to make a Windows machine know about some specific settings at the BIOS(such as Enabled/Disabled PXE boot, Boot Sequence, Bios Version, and ...
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Can I change the screen resolution?

I got a laptop with 17 inche screen. However, it is not that comfort as the text appears small. The recommended resolution is 1600x900 but I want to change it to something smaller. My question is: if ...
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Change default monospace font for Windows 7?

Is there a way to change the default monospace font for Windows 7, like it is in Ubuntu? It's true that I can configure for every application I use, but I don't want to do that. I want that every ...
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Manage 2 displays remotely

I have a pc with a nVidia Quadro graphic card. The card has 2 DisplayPort outs where 2 40" Full HD TV are connected. I need to run 2 separate fullscreen videos, one each display. The problem is ...
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How to clear Symantec Endpoint Protection logs

In Symantec Endpoint Protection, I want all the logs to be cleared. E.g., in Antivirus and Antispyware Protection Logs, and Risk Log tab, when I select an item and click either Clean or Delete, I got ...
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1080 HD video display - Windows 7

I am running Windows 7 in my Dell Studio 1555 Laptop. I have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics card inside. When I try to watch a video, I can see only some disturbed texture (dark pink grains ...
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Using (Squid) Caching Proxy with (HideMyAss) OpenVPN VPN

I've set up Squid proxy, and I confirmed it's working on my PC. Note: To be able to use the Internet with better speed, I have to forward to another parent proxy (my university's proxy). Now I'm ...
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Where is the certificate folder in Windows 7?

Can we know the exact location of the certificate (DigiCert, Verisign, etc..)? Right now the only way to check the certificate is by using the MMC application in System32 or in our web browser ...
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Laptop Randomly Turning On and Off

So, I have a pretty new laptop, and one of its quirks is that, at random times (though typically in the middle of the night), it seems to wake up from sleep mode, churn a bit, and then go back into ...
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Backup Un-Bootable Windows 7 Partition with Ubuntu Live CD, then restore partition to fresh Windows 7

My Windows 7 computer can not get past the Windows 7 Splash Screen, cannot enter safe mode (stops loading at \Windows\system32\DRIVERS\cbvd.sys), cannot be system restored (from restore point), and ...
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Sharing Files on a home network

Is it possible for me to actually "share" a data file (Quicken) between two Windows 7 computers on my home network?
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Running a PC with Windows 7 as an Appliance [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Completely lock a computer and force it to use a single application What options are available for running Windows 7 as an appliance and is there an official Microsoft ...
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Can I stop SharePoint from prompting during file edit?

We use a SharePoint 2007 site internally with Office 2010. Whenever I open a Word document to edit it, I get a prompt saying: Some files can harm your computer. If the file information below looks ...