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How to enable fingerprint logons [on hold]

I have a HP Pavilion Entertainment Edition laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium which I recently re-installed Windows 7 stock edition on, as my HP repair media became corrupted. However, on the stock ...
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How to Solve Blue Screen? of Death? [duplicate]

A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. The problem seems to be caused by the following file: win32k.sys If this is the first time ...
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How to shrink Windows 7 boot partition with unmovable files

I have just bought an HP laptop with Windows 7 (64 bit). It has a 500 GB HDD with three partitions: a small hidden system partition, a 12 GiB HP recovery partition, and a 450 GiB ...
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How to keep bluetooth turned on even when Windows 7 laptop is shutdown + booted up again?

While it's easy to turn on my bluetooth via Fn + F3, I would like for my bluetooth to stay on even after the laptop has been shutdown and then booted up later. How do I set Windows 7 to do this? I'm ...
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Turn off system restore via the command line in Windows 7

I'm trying to turn off system restore via the command line. This is the command I'm using: Reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SystemRestore" /V DisableSR /t ...
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How to retrieve Broadband Connection's password, which is saved?

I got a connection (Broadband connection) where username and password are saved from before and I have forgotten the password. I can connect from this PC but I need the password to connect from my ...
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system32 missing, Completely bare desktop

So, this morning, I boot up my computer and find a black desktop with no icons on, and I get that error: C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable. ...
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How do I format a usb drive on a PC that was formatted on a Mac?

I have a SanDisk Cruser drive that was formatted for a Mac and now I want to use it for a PC (and I don't have access to the Mac. What can I do?
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Windows 7 Keyboard Repeat Rate and Delay are Reset on Resume from Standby / Sleep

I always keep my keyboard repeat rate at the maximum and the delay at the minimum for optimal keyboard responsiveness. Under Windows 7 however, I have found that the rate and delay are reset to the ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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apache 2.4 + php 4.7 cannot load php5apache2_4.dll

I am trying to make Apache (httpd-2.4.3-win32) to work with PHP 5.4.7 (VC9 x86 Thread Safe) on Windows 7. Apaches default page is working and proudly says: "It works". PHP CLI is working and ...
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Unlocker howto?! doesn't do anything

in an answer to a previous question another user recommended a tool to me, Unlocker. Its original homepage is offline, but there are plenty of websites which offer version 1.9.0 which I downloaded ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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Windows 7 laptop freezes up

My wife's 3-year-old laptop has started freezing randomly, and I am hoping the folks here can help me figure out why. Symptoms This started happening last week, around Wednesday or Thursday, and now ...
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Win7 Audio - Default Device and Default Communications Device not working together

What do you do when these two devices interrupt each other in such a way, that you for example can't initiate or take a skype call with the default communications device while listening to music or ...
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Make your Screensaver as a Wallpaper in Windows 7?

I have an ASUS laptop, a G75V model. It has 16GB Ram, 2TB of HD space, and a 2GB 660M video card. It is also a 17" LCD at 1080 DPI resolution. It has an Intel i7 processor in it. So what I think I am ...
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HP desktop PC stuck at “Loading boot menu” or “Loading setup”

HP Pavilion desktop PC with Samsung 840 SSD (and original hard drive as D:), Win7 64-bit. PC is normally left on all the time. Tonight, went to PC and both monitors were dark while power was on; ...
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How do I remove all proper nouns from the Dragon Naturally Speaking dictionary?

I would like to get rid of all proper nouns, and just add the few that I actually use. The best I have found so far is to display only words containing capitals letters as the screenshot below shows ...
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How do I reset the factory capacity of harddisks on win7 or ubuntu

I have a 3TB Hitachi HD () which progressively 'lost' displayed capacity to currently just above 740 GB. Explorer, Installation-DVD and harddisk manager (win7) all agree on this size @ 1.5 billion ...
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ATI and Ctrl+Shift+F11

I have a Radeon HD 6850 and when I push ctrl+shift+f11, it decides to do some really stupid thing and change the colors. Pushing ctrl+shift+f11 does absolutely nothing. Taking a print screen gives me ...
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Windows 7 won't detect ethernet cable

A month or two ago, I bought an ethernet cable to replace my existing wireless connection on my computer, as I frequently live stream and wireless connection is too unstable to do that. I should also ...
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What's the differnce between “Set as Default Device” and “Set as Default Communications Device” in the Sound configuration in Windows 7?

I noticed that there are two similar options in the "Sound" (Soundcard Configuration window->playback tab in the context menu) window in Windows 7. What is the difference between these two options? ...
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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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Why do I get “General Failure” when pinging host name on a Win 7 node on the network?

This is a very peculiar problem with a station on our network. The client pc is running Windows 7 Pro. What makes this problem interesting is that this client is the only node on the network that ...
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How to delete system files in Windows 7 and 8? [duplicate]

How i can delete system files so the system is no longer working after reboot ? thanks for answers.
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How do I install .NET Framework 3.5 on Windows 7?

I need to install version 3.5 of the .NET Framework in Windows 7, but when I try to install it, it shows the following error: "Turn on/off .NET Framework" option in System Features I tried doing ...
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Can't ping guest OS in VirtualBox, but guests can ping host

Host OS: Windows 7 Guest OS: Ret Hat Linux (RHEL 6) and Windows 7 I want to connect to both guest OSes. I tried to ping both guests, but it is not working. Both guests can ping my Windows 7 host ...
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How to add a network (IP) printer using command line or a script?

My company will be deploying a bunch of laptops that will be used during a seminar for people to sign up for services on our website. At the end of the signup process they will need to print out a ...
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Computer goes super-sluggish but Task Manager shows no CPU usage

At times, for instance after running a resource-intensive program, my normally quite stable Windows7 PC becomes virtually unresponsive for as long as a couple of minutes. Even changing directory in ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...
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Possible to get SecureCRT to show windows, not tabs, in Windows taskbar?

Upgrading SecureCRT from version 5.2 to 6.3, the behavior of the application in the Windows 7 taskbar changed so that clicking on the application icon brings up a list of each individual tab that is ...
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mscorsvw.exe is corrupt and unreadable

I have put new Kingston 2gb DDR3(1333MHz ) ram on my PC and after that I was getting BlueScreen error , I have done format and installed new Windows 7 . I want to install .NET Framework 4.5.2 , but I ...
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creating a proxy then connecting to it with a virtual machine [duplicate]

so I have the need to create a proxy, the type of proxy needs to be HTTP and what protocol programs like skype, remote control desktop programs, etc. use. After that I don't know how to create a ...
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Is it possible to stream Windows desktop apps to a DLNA TV?

Is there any way (hardware or software) to stream the actual Windows desktop to a DLNA TV? I know you can stream certain media files (and this is working fine) but I would need to stream normal ...
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Graphics card doesn't know about driver

I have a notebook with integrated and dedicated graphics card. I've reinstalled the system recently and tried to install driver for dedicated card (and integrated as well). The AMD self recognizing ...
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Uninstall Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am trying to uninstall ubuntu and install windows 7. For this I change DVD drive as a first boot device but windows 7 DVD is not booting I tried to put windows 7 in USB but even that is not detected ...
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Computer is slow. Must move mouse to make it work

This computer has a fresh Windows 7 Pro SP1 installation, and all the proper drivers. For example, if I try to do SpeedTest via web browser I will see initial loading page but afterwards nothing will ...
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Installing drivers for switchable graphics

I recently bought a laptop that came with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I have some older (16-bit and 32-bit) software that doesn't work with 64-bit Windows, but works just fine with 32-bit. Since I ...
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Windows 7 Backup Fails with 0x81000033

I am attempting to take my first backup on a new Windows 7 installation. It's failing with the error code 0x81000033. I have already followed the instructions on ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - Got 8GB of ram only 3.96 usable [duplicate]

CPU: AMD FX-8320 8 Core @ 3.5 Ghz MOBO: ASRock 970 Extreme 3 ATX RAM: 8 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz HDD: 500 GB 7200 RPM Western Digital Blue PSU: 500 W GPU: Zotac GTX 650 Ti 2 GB DVD: ASUS DVD RW I've ...
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How to create a desktop shortcut from a batch file

I know there are many posts on this issue but there is a minor twist to what I need to do. I can figure out how to create a shortcut with an argument like this: "C:\Program Files\My App\App.exe" /s ...
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How can I restore my laptop from Windows 7 to its original Windows Vista recovery partition?

I bought my Acer laptop 4 years ago with Vista Home Premium x86. It has a recovery partition that I have used successfully in the past to format everything and reinstall Windows to factory settings. ...
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Windows 7 come out of sleep when I open remote desktop

Is there any way to have a Windows 7 machine come out of sleep automatically when I try and connect to it with Remote Desktop? The power saving option of the machine I want to connect to (enforced by ...
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Paste a copied text word by word

I want to copy a text and if I paste, the first word will be pasted only, then another paste will past the second word and so on. Example: let's say I would store a data of a web form in Notepad in ...
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Windows 7 Mobile Device center Xperia x1 problem

I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer and having trouble to sync it with my Xperia X1 mobile phone. I tried to install ActiveSync 4.5 but Microsoft told me to install Mobile Device Center ...
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filename encoding for windows and linux

My laptop has dual boot systems, one is win7, another is Arch linux, they share a disk. And I downloaded some files into the shared disk in Arch Linux, whose filenames contain Chinese, Korean and ...
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Connection dropping when i plug an ethernet cable

Not sure if it belongs here, so please forgive me if it's not the right place. On satuday, I installed a SSD on my desktop computer at my parents' place. Then, I reinstalled Windows on it. The ...
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create file/folder permission without delete permission

Is there anyway I can set create file/folder permission for a user in Windows 7 without giving delete permission for a folder? I don't want the user to delete any files in that folder but he should be ...
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change Skype background color in WIndows 7

I am running Windows 7, I think the White background in Skype (contactlist and chat window) are way to bright and it annoys me. But I find no way to change the color of it. A work around I ...
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any setting in window 7 that can restart my PC upon starting utorrent? [on hold]

I was using utorrent efficiently since this problem occurred. Upon starting utorrent it works for few minutes, after that blue screen appears and window restarts. I am using window 7, updating ...