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Reading the 2nd partition of CHDK-enabled SD card in Windows

I have a canon camera from before 2011. I've made my 8GB card bootable in the camera by creating 2 partitions, boot partition of 2GB FAT16 and a FAT32 one with all the rest: photos, alternate firmware ...
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Windows 7 having high physical memory usage, how to reduce it?

This is a pro active question, right now I am not facing any problem, thou it may create a problem anytime which I just can't afford. I am using VMware® Workstation - version - 8.0.1 build-528992 I ...
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No partitions found when installing Windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 on my HDD, it boots and everything, but when it comes to selecting a partition to install on I cant find any.
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Is there a way to display time / clock on the Windows 7 logon / login screen?

Seems like a simple thing to ask, right? Show the system time (date is optional) on the login (logon) screen in Windows 7. Yet Win7 doesn't seem to be able to do that using just the default software ...
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Chrome Experiencing High Latency and Low Download Speeds

In the last week, Chrome (latest version, 24.0.1312.57) on Windows 7 (64 bit) has severely deteriorated in download speeds and latency. Using speedtest.net, Chrome is currently receiving ~2.5mbps down ...
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Folder titles? - Windows 7 and XP [duplicate]

I would like to keep my folder names short (3-4 characters) but provide other users with more information on what is to be located in said folder. With files you can add a title to the file ...
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How to reset my Windows 7 USB driver after mouse/keyboard no longer working?

I've gotten myself into a bit of a quandary. I have a Windows 7 x64 computer with USB 3.0 ports. I installed some specialized camera driver software (Point Grey's FlyCapture 2) for use with a high-end ...
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How to get past Thinkpad T530 PXE prompt to BIOS setup?

How do I get to the Thinkpad T530 BIOS setup? As the laptop turns on I press ENTER when prompted, then press F1 when prompted, but that takes me to the Intel PXE prompt. If I hit CTRL-S I get into the ...
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PC won't POST after Windows Update

I ran Windows Update on my Windows 7 64-bit machine recently, and elected to reboot after the updates completed. My machine failed to completely power off after starting the reboot and I had to hold ...
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How do I add a 'Create symlink' to the right mouse button drag and drop context menu in windows?

Specifically I want to add a command to create a symlink of the selected file/folder and place it in the destination folder.
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How safe is TOR for authentication based internet access?

My organisation required login before you can use internet. So, I have to login before I can use TOR. Can the andministrator see my TOR traffic ?
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Black box instead of youtube embed flash

I am expirencing a very strang issue. All (or almost all) youtube videos embeded using IFRAME (much like on this page) show themselves as black boxes in my Firefox. All other videos (like the first ...
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How to pin a user-specific instance of Google Chrome? [duplicate]

In Google Chrome, under Settings, I created an addition user. So there is First User and Dad. I'd like to pin 2 copies of Chrome to the taskbar, so that one opens Chrome with First User and the ...
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Why can't I use the IP returned from nslookup?

I run "nslookup www.yahoo.com" in Windows 7. It returns several results; some of them are IP=98.138.253.109 and alias=fd-fp3.wg1.b.yahoo.com I tried to enter 98.138.253.109 and ...
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Windows 7 Laptop keeps entering sleep mode even though power settings state never [duplicate]

I have all my power option settings set at never, sleep, hibernate, dim monitor. However when I step away from my laptop, it enters sleep mode. What else can I do? Running Windows 7 on a Toshiba ...
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Can I upgrade from Windows 7 32bit to 64bit without formatting? [duplicate]

My friend installed Windows 7 on his computer (upgrading from XP). He wasn't sure if his processor supported x64 or not, so he installed the x86 version, just to be on the safe side. After I looked ...
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Ipod classic does not detect in itunes or my computer

i think my ipod may have had the settings changed from windows to mac, now my ipod is not detected by itunes or my computer. how can i restore the factory settings on my ipod without using itunes or ...
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Windows 7 extract and compress zip has been compromised by NCH's Express Zip program. How to fix?

I installed NCH's Express Zip, and now I can no longer use Windows 7's way of extracting and compressing. I would like to get rid of the NCH program and get back the original functionality of windows ...
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How can I force the use of a crossover cable instead of wireless?

I have two computers in my work space. Both connect to a wireless network and need to in order to access the internet and other, more distant, computers on the network. However when they talk to each ...
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Taking a picture after entering wrong password

Is there any way for a laptop running Windows 7 to take a picture using the webcam after entering the wrong user password?
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How to convert a CD/DVD to ISO using cmd.exe?

Is it possible to convert a CD/DVD to an ISO file using cmd.exe and if so, how? I can think of using dd if=/dev/cdrom of=cdrom_image.iso with Linux systems, but in Windows?
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Share audio between computers over network (like Mouse without Borders) [duplicate]

I'm using Mouse without Borders to share my mouse and keyboard between my laptop and desktop. I'd like, at times, to hear the system sounds and multimedia sounds from the laptop on the desktop as ...
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Telnet Server on Windows 7 not working?

I enabled the Telnet Server feature in Windows 7 SP1, and after 20 reboots later and some pinging find it is simply not working. I cannot ping port 23.. but Windows Firewall says the Incoming ...
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iTunes keeps creating wakeuptoken.info file. How to stop that?

Lately for some reason iTunes 11 started creating wakeuptoken.info file on my D:\ It never did that before and if I delete that file iTunes seems to work fine. What is that file for? Why is it ...
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Allow anyone to download any file from my computer

I'm using Windows 7, and I want to make all of the files on my computer publicly accessible, so that anyone can download any of the files on my computer. Is there any way to do this without using an ...
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Free 'no-host OS' virtualization and vm management for desktop

Is there good, robust enough for every-day use, way to setup free hardware-based virtualization which would support at least Windows and Linux and also be supported by some usable, user-freindy and ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air through Device Sharing from an ISO file?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air using Boot Camp. I've read that it can be done through Device Sharing with a PC so the Windows 7 DVD will be read in the optical drive of the PC, ...
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Cant boot windows7 of primary partition does not show in windows RE

somethings really messed up here. I have a 750gb sata drive primary partition is 250 MB 2nd partition is the rest. Windows 7 is installed on the primary partition. I cant boot into windows it just ...
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black screen with blinking cursor

I wanted to downgrade a computer from Windows 8 to Windows 7. When I tried to install using Windows 7 installation disk on boot, and I tried to install on a partition, I would get windows cannot be ...
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Can I boot Windows straight to my homepage instead of the desktop?

I pretty much put Windows 7 in hibernate at the end of the day. What I would like know is can I change computer from going to desktop and instead go straight to my homepage.
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Why does enabling “Use GPU accelerated decoding” in the Preferences>Input & Codes section of VLC cause the video output to become fragmented?

On a windows 7 machine w/ nvidia NVS4200 chipiset 'fragmentation' (I don't know exactly what you would call it) occurs when playing certain video files with VLC, when a certain setting in VLC is ...
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Windows 7 folder name improve max character length

i want to improve windows 7 folder name character length. default character length is 260. Have you Any suggestion about this problem ?
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How can I recover software RAID 0 after formatting my primary OS drive?

I was previously running Windows 7 on a machine that had 5 physical drives - 1 was the primary drive the OS was installed on, and the other 4 were a RAID 0 that was created through Windows 7 disk ...
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cmd msg command won't send to other computers

We've 5 Windows 7 and XP computers connected to a router. And they're in the same workgroup. (I can share file) I want to send a message to others with Command Prompt. So, as I did before, enter: ...
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Do I need a virus program in a virtual environment? [closed]

I have a Mac OSX running Parallels desktop with Windows 7. Do I need an anti-virus program? And what free program would be the best if I do? It is also shared on the network.
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How to create a shortcut in C:\?

Is there a way to create a shortcut that lives in C:\ (as opposed to my desktop), and points to a folder also in C:\? (I'm not sure whether the tool shortcut.exe can do this at all, but in any case, ...
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UAC warning still occurs after program is uninstalled

I have uninstalled a program but continue to get the UAC warning popup for that program every time I start my PC. How do I get rid of it?
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“General failure” when pinging router?

What does "General failure" mean when pinging (in this case, the router)? I am connected via ethernet and have tried different wires, no change. The router seems to act fine with everyone else. The ...
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Creating a Windows 7 image with Ghost to install from CD?

I have about 50 identical laptops that need to all be running Windows 7 with some extra programs and drivers. My boss is telling me to prepare one laptop, then use Ghost to create a bootable CD from ...
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Windows seven can't detect mouse and keyboard on boot

I am using a hp pavilion dm4 dual booted with Ubuntu and windows seven.However recently windows seven reported an error on boot about a file.I replaced the file through Ubuntu and now windows seven ...
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computer not restarting after water drop

Someone spilled water over my desktop. The water did not go inside the case but it flowed at the back side where I attach thewires like for the keyboard, USB etc. Now when I start the computer I ...
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Does automatic drivers download in Windows even work? [closed]

There is this feature in Windows 7: Search automatically for updated driver software. I have used it in hope that Windows will automatically find ADB drivers for Android-based phone. Unfortunately, ...
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How to restore data after repartitioning a drive?

Yesterday night I properly shut down my laptop, but the next morning when I opened my laptop, I found that two of the drives were missing. I checked Disk Management and it said that there was "90GB ...
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Is Windows 7 still available for direct download? [duplicate]

I remember being able to download Windows 7 directly from Digital River, but when I tried today, using the links provided here, I found that the links aren't working. I don't know whether they stopped ...
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Can Windows shares potentially be accessible from Internet?

I've set up a Windows homegroup and made some folders shared between the computers on my home network. Strangely enough, it's not the automatically generated homegroup password (which is quite hard) ...
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How to set a resolution 800x480 under Windows 7?

I have a 7" monitor Lilliput 669, and I am unable to set a native 800x480 resolution under Windows 7 - it is just not in the list. I am using integrated Intel graphics, so I have no nVidia panel.
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External hard drive broke after using on Ubuntu

I have a 2tb external harddrive which I use mainly on Windows 7. I have 2 separate hard drives in my computer, one for Windows 7 and the other for Ubuntu. My hard drive was working fine until I tried ...
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Deleted Linux partitions but still get grub error and cannot boot into windows 7?

I had Windows 7 and Linux on a RAID0 disk- I deleted Linux, now when I boot I cannot get into Windows 7. I just get a grub error. If I try and use the Grub Repair tool and put that on a USB stick to ...
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Windows 7 process which changes pagefile size configuration?

I am working to debug an issue where my PC randomly freezes after being idle. At one point I had disabled my page file, but noted I was not getting crash dumps because of this. I am running an SSD, so ...
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How can I move Works from my old laptop to its new replacement?

I have a Compaq Presario CQ62 with Windows 7 Home Paremium that is a few years old and while everything still works well, after much use/abuse I have broken the case below the keyboard. I just bought ...