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Error code 0xd0000272 activating upgraded Windows 10

Recently I installed a Pro version of Windows 7 and activated it successfully. Then I ran Windows Media Creation Tool and upgraded the activated Windows 7 directly to Windows 10. The version of the ...
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Malware: how to remove annoying extra argument when Firefox & Chrome processes start

I am in the midst of a malware cleanup, as a result of making the rookie mistake of trying out an .exe file from an unreliable source. Anyway, the malware seemingly turned out to be some sort of ...
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Read hard drive with btrfs filesystem on Windows or Virtual machine with linux distro

I have to read data from WD Red Pro Hard Drive (BTRFS file system) connected to Windows PC via USB 3.0 Docking station. I read that it is not possible from Windows level. That's why i've created ...
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Creating path for remote server to display folders on local

I work with a 2008 Windows remote server on a Windows 7 computer and I would like to create a path where the remote folders are accessible from the local computer. For instance, I would like to be ...
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What is the Communications Port (COM1) in Windows 7?

I recently bought an (old) laptop from someone, and despite having installed virtually no programs on it the Device Manager lists a Communications Port assigned to COM1. Attempting to use COM1 for ...
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Found a way to convert drive from GPT to MBR and vice versa without data loss but,

I also have found a way to convert drive from GPT to MBR and vice versa without data loss using the AOMEI Partition Assistant Pro Edition 6.0 but, I fear because actually, I have Windows 10 already ...
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Windows Media Player 12 wont play mp4, mp3, wmv files through IIS local hosted website when PC is disconnected from the Internet

I have an IIS 6.1 website on a local Windows 7 32-bit machine that serves HTML and MP4 videos through Internet Explorer all on the local machine. An internet connection is not required as this is all ...
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Windows 7 Black screen of death… but different

Doing a different post, as nothing here quite fit Boots, logo, black screen, mouse cursor CTRL-ALT-DEL doesn't work SAFE mode doesn't work... hangs No restore points... don't know why that is Non ...
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In Win 7 normal mode, I always get the error message “A required privilege is not held by the client” when running a program or opening an HTML doc

I can run all programs, or open any HTML or other document in Win 7 safe mode. But, if I try to do any of those things in Win 7 normal mode, I always receive the error message "A required ...
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High CPU Usage, system and svchost [duplicate]

My pc has been experience lag ever since it came back from a fan upgrade. Now i noticed that my cpu usage spikes from 10% to 80% and back in seconds, i see that svchost.exe is consuming 25% and system ...
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How to find the x/y coordinate of a given string on the screen using win-7 or win-10

I have done quite a bit of search on different SE sites and could not find anything that I want. My purpose is to go through a several pages long web document in an automated way by clicking on the ...
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Hard drive showing 333 MB of used space even though there are no files?

I've been using an external hard drive for quite some time, and recently I've upgraded to an internal drive and therefore moved all of my files from the external hard drive to the internal one. Now ...
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Cannot reliably access default LAN IP when connecting over VPN

I've set up a VPN to my home machine, but sometimes when I connect to the VPN I cannot access the host through the default LAN IP of the home machine(say 192.168.0.2), while other times I've been able ...
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Windows 7 set IP address on an offline system

I have a completely offline Windows 7 machine that I use for malware analysis. It's running VMware and I want to be able to SSH (using PuTTY) from my host machine into some Linux VMs, which would ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from autologon

I'm not able to use the shift key to override autologon on a Windows 7 x64. I try to install the hotfix https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/977534 and I get the error "The update is not applicable ...
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Can I assign a USB audio device to the list of recording devices in Windows 7

A friend of mine gave me his old Mbox 2 Mini so that I could plug in my condenser mike, and use it as the default mike when making a video with my Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920. It is a USB device, ...
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Gedit 2.3 plugins on Windows 7

I'm trying to install the Advanced Find plugin for Gedit 2.3 on Windows 7, but so far I haven't been able to. Since the directory for plugins is /home/username/.local/share/gedit/plugins for Linux, I ...
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How to set TCP/IP settings in smart phone for a internet connection shared through a wifi by Windows 7 ad-hoc network

I have internet connection in my windows PC through a ethernet cable. Now i want to share internet connection with my phone over wifi. I created an ad-hoc network with internet connection sharing ...
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Deterioration of Windows 7 after running the regsvr32 command

My operating system is Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. I receive the following error message when I run InstallShield 2010: "no such interface supported" To solve the problem, I followed these ...
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How can I establish whether my network chip is failing?

In the middle of a Skype call yesterday, my friend told me my framerate and audio had abruptly dropped to broken and unusable levels. I could still see and hear him perfectly. Instant messaging works ...
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How to run Windows from a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

My laptop has Linux installed. I want also to be able to run Windows 7 or 10 from an USB flash drive without installing it on my computer at all. And I want to be to install software to it also. How ...
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Use both Speaker types, Bluetooth and Realtek [duplicate]

I just bought a bluetooth speaker (Logitek). It connects to my desktop computer fine, and I can easily switch between my computer speakers and my Realtek ones using sound-playback devices-enable/...
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How can I determine which process or service is using COM Surrogate

I've been having this problem for a while on both Win7 and Win10 machines: When I browse to a folder with a certain kind of file in it -- Specifically, large Quicktime files ~100GB -- Windows seizes ...
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Added new RAM that made computer slow, removed it and it's still slow

I have Windows 7 32-bit and a Kingston DDR2 SDRAM DDR2-800 400 MHz 2GB RAM module. The motherboard has two RAM slots so I added a new 2GB RAM module. This one was Kingston as well, and if I remember ...
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why only download is slow but upload is fast on my computer?

I'm confused about a network problem on my PC. It hasn't had a problem before but suddenly its happening often since a week ago. I tested the Internet speed at speedtest.net. My environment is: OS: ...
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Default Homepage Overridden by Manufacturer Defaults

I've got a Lenovo Thinkpad that I'm trying to change the default homepage in IE in for all users. I've tried a number of things, but every time I create a new user the homepage is always the Lenovo ...
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HD Partition inconsistence, windows

I'm NOT asking about merge or how shrinking.... I'm asking about: Why I have in Explorer and Total Commander total Size 70.5GB or 67.29GB for Win7 C: according to Disk Management (in top Grid Table) ...
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Unable to create access point using Netsh in windows

I have try following, to make my lenovo T420 as an access point. First of all I verify my laptop's physical wireless adapter supports this feature using the following command: NETSH WLAN show ...
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Errant audio toggle key binding

I have no idea how I managed to do this. Since two days ago when I hit "Left Shift+D" (and other shift combinations) it toggles my master audio regardless as to the application. It is active from ...
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System thread exception not handled (ndis.sys) 0xc1900101 0x40017 upgrading to Win 10

I want to upgrade a PC from Win7 to Win10 keeping file and apps because there is some software that I cannot reconfigure so I have to avoid the clean install. I installed it with a pendrive made with ...
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Very slow boot time for Dell Precision laptop

I just bought a very pricy Dell Precision (running win7). I am attaching the order confirmation that I got when I finalized the order online. In particular note the SSD hard drive. Reason why I m ...
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How can I boot Windows 7 that is already installed on a hard drive on a UEFI system

I recently purchased a Lenovo mini tower server. I have an old system that died on me. The motherboard seems to have gone out. I wanted to try to add the hard drive to my new tower and boot from it. ...
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Deleted System Reserved partition on a notebook Windows 7 [duplicate]

From what I have read this is pretty terminal, but.. The notebook is still running Samsung N130 and no disk drive so I don't know if there is a way to recover it before I shut down and completely ...
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Why do these programs massively page fault?

Some programs will not open; they will instead cause 200k pagefaults/sec while using up an entire CPU core. Simple Windows accessories seem to run just fine, however. Affected programs include: ...
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Reduce size of mp4 video

I have an mp4 file but it is huge and I want to reduce the size. I can't use MovieMaker because it treats it as an audio (Vista). If I rename to mpg it complains about codec missing. How can I reduce ...
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My bixolon srp-350ii printer print every thing twice?

I have a bixolon srp-350ii printer, any time I try to print or test print it printed the recipient twice, since number of copy=1.When I put number of copy to 2 it print 4 times, if 3 print 6 times and ...
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I can't read CD DISC from Sony Camcorder in windows 7

I have a Sony camcorder (digital video camera) DCR-DVD106E. The camcorder works with mini CD's from Sony (I found the CD's in the package I have bought so it seems they are original). To read the CD ...
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Windows install on X99 board, USB compatibitlity issues?

I've assembled a new PC for photo and video editing. PC component link: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/cs9WGX Ram has been memtest for 48+ hours, no errors. GPU was stress tested for 4 hours, no obvious ...
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How to limit device can connect unlimited and limit speed on tl-wr740n?

Now I'm using TL-WR740N router. There are many devices that connected. I want to use 4 devices with unlimited speed but others is limit. How can I do?
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Installing 64-bit Windows on Intel core i3 560

I've been asked to install Windows 10 on someone's computer and when I wanted to check whether to install 32-bit or 64-bit, I noticed something, that the computer has 8 GB of RAM, but was running 32-...
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Advice re an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10

I have Windows 7 running installed on my desktop on 1 hard drive. I have installed but not formatted a 120 Gb SS drive which will hold Windows 10. I have already downloaded the Win10 ISO using the ...
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svchost.exe using 1GB of ram [duplicate]

so toray my computer was slowing down, so I checked the task manager to see what was going on. and svchost.exe was using about 1GB of ram. anyone have an idea to stop this? os: Win 7 (non-genuine ...
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Provide an individual user with access to a specific web-site for windows-base IT [on hold]

At work, I need access to youtube to watch some training material. My request to IT was denied on the grounds that it is not suitable for business use, however when I questioned them about this I got ...
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Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 sp1 web pages look like the browser is in Mobile mode

Lately when I'm online (Windows 7, IE 11) the browser has really large margins, as if it is in Mobile mode. I tried to scroll to the bottom of my Yahoo homepage and it just kept going and going. ...
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Hotspot on Windows 7 & Ubuntu without any third-party software

How can I make a hotspot using windows 7 without the use of any third-party software such as connectify? And how do I make hotspot on ubuntu without downloading any additional software?
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Windows 7 Installation does not detect Hard Disks

I started a clean install of Windows 7 on my new laptop. But it neither detect the touch-pad nor the Hard Drives so I cannot install the Windows on them. Is there a way to get Windows 7 detect the ...
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New computers: migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with user data

I have this situation 20 new computers with Windows 10 64 Pro. 20 old computers with Windows 7 64 Pro. In each old computer there is only one main user that I need to migrate to the new computer. ...
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Win 7 PC with i7 After SSD install, extremely slow “paint of green bar” on Directory open, performance issue

I have 16G ram and 2T hard drive, then added 120G Samsung SSD as new boot C: (had shop do it) and 2 things happened. The performance was much better for Win boot, but sometimes on opening a drive or ...
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My mouse response too fast and sometimes it freeze

I have a problem within my laptop mouse. It respond very fast for example if i open a site in new tab : 3 tabs or more will open and if i closed a folder and there is other folders behind the main ...
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Set bootable flag on USB from Windows

I wanted to install windows 7 on my laptop, so I used Microsoft 's tool to burn the iso but it seems it couldnt set the bootable flag for some reason. I can't retry the process atm, but I have the usb ...