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Match account/ipaddress of users connected to a remote desktop

The remote desktop is running on Windows7. I do not have admin rights. Using nestat I am able to get a list of all remotely connected IP Addresses: C:\>netstat -n | find "3389" | find ...
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Windows License Validity after Restoration from Backup of Other Machine

I am working to restore 30 or so company PCs from a single "clean" backup image. They all came with Windows 7 Pro, and have product key stickers on the cases. On the first machine, I formatted the ...
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Apache Startup Failure

I am using vm ware and have installed xampp. While I start apache, it shows this: 2:42:36 PM [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly. 2:42:36 PM [Apache] This may be due to a blocked ...
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Network printer not spooling in Windows 7

I have a network shared printer connected to the Linux machine. When I send a print request from the Windows machine the spool files are not getting stored in the Sytem32/spool/printers directory. I ...
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How to make Windows Explorer treat a file with a `.MAS` extension as a regular file

I have a regular file on a Microsoft Windows 7 computer called MYFILE.MAS, as viewed from (e.g.) cmd.exe. (You can create one too, it's just an empty file). However, when viewing this file graphically ...
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Remote Desktop - Can't connect to remote machine from only 1 of my 3 work machines

I'm having an issue connecting to a remote machine (Win Server 2012) using Remote Desktop.. but the weird thing is I only have trouble connecting from one of 3 workstations that I use. The other two ...
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Why can't I connect to my wireless router with my wireless adapter (Edimax EW‑7811Un)?

This has me stumped. I simply want to use my Edimax EW‑7811Un (which I've used in multiple PCs) to connect to my wireless internet. If I have initial problems, I usually uninstall and reinstall ...
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How to configure Windows 7 to discover a device connected to its ethernet port?

I am setting up a device (BNC RTSA spectrum analyzer) which connects to my Windows 7 laptop directly through the ethernet. I can ping the device in the command window, but it does not show up when I ...
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Mimic hibernate behaviour in windows 7 [duplicate]

Is using hibernation a good practice when the system is on a SSD? If not, is there a way to mimic the hibernate behavior and make the system restore open windows and programs at startup? Is there ...
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Fixing time error

I have a hp dv7 series 3050 laptop. Recently, I left it on charging on standy mode and someone unwillingly disconnected the charger and it turned off. At the restart I noticed that the time was ...
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Can Duplicate, but not Extend Display Win7 (Lenovo M58)

Specs are as follows: Lenovo M58 Win7 32bit SP1 Nvidia GeForce GT 610 (365.19) Acer Monitor (VGA) NEC NP60 Projector (VGA) The machine was able to extend until a few days ago, unaware of the change ...
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Windows 7 has mismatched docked program icons

When I minimize a fullscreen program, which I do with Windows key instead of alt-tab, sometimes the icons for my docked programs are screwed up and have the icon for a different program in the dock. ...
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Batch file unable to access Program files X86

I need to be able to run a simple ROBOCOPY on a backup file that is location in: C:\Program Files (x86). I get an error when I try to test I get an error saying that it doesn't like the x86. I have ...
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MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7.5 with Windows 7 x64 2 partition

I want to backup both Mac & Windows partitions onto a completely OS interchangeable Seagate Backup Plus 2 Tb drive. (I don't know what program was used to do that.) I've read that formatting to ...
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IaStorv.sys causing BSOD whenever setting is changed?

I've got a laptop w/ a Ubuntu 16.04 / Win 7 dual boot, controlled by Grub. Whenever I change something in the Windows OS and restart (whether it be the location of the Firefox Profile or the system's ...
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Screen brightness in Power Plan setting keeps resetting

I have an HP Probook 650 with Windows 7 Professional. In the Power Plans, the default is CentraStage which works well for my needs except the screen brightness setting, which doesn't seem to "stick" ...
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YUMI and System Repair disc issue

Please .. I need some explanation: First I created System Repair disc on Windows 7, it had 2 folders and 1 file: boot, sources and bootmgr , then I created a USB drive from those 3. Everything was OK ...
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Error with VMware Player on Windows 7 - Virtual system won´t start

my OS is Windows 7 64bit and I have installed VMware Workstation Player 12.1.1-3770994. I never had problems with it, every time I started the virtual machine it worked without any problems. But since ...
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connect to two domain controllers on two NICs

I have a computer that sits on two LANs, each with its own NIC. Each LAN has a domain controller. This computer logs in to windows using the domain controller on LAN A, after logged in I would like ...
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Deleted file's name still remains in start menu

Hi i just deleted an old version of adwcleaner and installed a new one however the name for it still shows up in the start menu as adwclener5114.exe adwcleaner5112.exe and many others when i clicked ...
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Sure way to get rid of a trojan [duplicate]

I think I have a trojan. svchost.exe is consuming %25 cpu all the time, and my Microsoft Security Essentials reports a different virus every half an hour or so. From what I understand the trojan is ...
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Cannot write to USB drive in Win 7

My company computer is Windows 7, anytime I try to use a third-party software program to write to a removable USB flash drive, I get an error below. "Cannot write to Drive F:. Access is denied." ...
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My menu animation used to be fade, now it's suddenly slide. How to change it back?

The menu animation on my Win 7 has been fade since forever. I have no idea what happened, but now it's slide, and I can't find any way to change it back. Ideas?
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Windows XP Will Not Restart

I have a Dell Precision T5500 that is dual-booted with Windows XP and Windows 7. Previously, when shutting down Windows XP (fresh installation) it would sit at the "Windows is shutting down..." ...
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Win7 command-line: How to copy a file and create the missing subtree [duplicate]

I have a number of files I need copied to different networked locations. However, it is a regular occurrence that the sub-directories need to be created. I considered building an app to do this, but ...
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How to remotely log user out of application?

My problem is this: we are running an application that is licensed for only one user at a time on a given machine. If as an admin I remote into a computer running this software, knocking a user off ...
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How to create a recovery dvd from the recovery partition

I've got a laptop with pre-installed Windows 7 and the recovery partition. The laptop doesn't have a Windows Key sticker on it. I'd like to re-partition it and install Linux, and I don't want to keep ...
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Dual NIC Windows 7 on LAN with seperate DNS

I have a Windows 7 machine with two NICs and that sits on two LANs (neither is connected to the internet). On one LAN the DNS seems to work just fine, I am able to reach other computers on that LAN ...
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install linux on a separate drive from within windows without rebooting

Is it possible to install Linux on a separate drive without rebooting to the live DVD? My setup is I have a 500GB internal HDD with windows and a bland 480GB internal SSD on which I would like to ...
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Windows 7: Playing DVD shows gray Noise

I've got a Windows 7 computer. When I want to watch a DVD movie, it starts playing, but nearly immediately the whole screen shows gray noise. When pressing ESC, the noise disappears for a moment and I ...
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Remote Desktop Connection failing every week

We have a Windows 7 Pro PC running 24/7 on a room downstairs in our building. We use this PC for running tests in some hardware that is connected to it via additional NIC and USB port. I configured ...
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How to activate windows 7 with the serial key on a chip/in the bios?

I bought a new Windows PC that comes with the windows activation key stored in the bios. How's that technology called btw? This particular system was chosen because it came with a preinstalled ...
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“User Profile Service failed the logon” - no access to user accounts

I am trying to repair my friends laptop, which is receiving the error User Profile Service failed the logon When she attempts to log in. I have looked this up, and most fixes require access to ...
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Windows (or maybe Chrome) “micro” freezes

I'm running Windows 8.1 x64 on a quite decent machine (16GB DDR3 Ram, i7 4770k, Asrock Z87 Pro4, Samsung 830pro). More lately, the feeling of using it became more and more slowly, without really ...
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Mute sound if volume goes out of specific range?

I'm looking for a program that will mute sound from specific app if its volume reaches value higher or lower than specified. E.g. range is 10-20; if volume is 9 or less - mute; if 10-20 - unmute; if ...
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Prevent windows 7 from sleeping when installing updates

I have a laptop Windows 7 which is set to sleep when I close the lid. I would like to be able to close the lid when it is installing updates without it sleeping because it doesn't install the updates ...
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VMWare does not connect to remote server

I currently have a Windows 7 Professional OS running on my laptop. I have the Vshpere Client 6.0 running on it. I installed the server OS through the Vsphere Client. While in the office, I can ...
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How to remove GWX permanently? [duplicate]

I would like to know how I can permanently remove GWX from my machine. I am running Windows 7 currently, I have removed the KB3035583 update, which did remove the system tray icon for a few days, but ...
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Chrome: videos don't full-screen properly (OSX and Win7)

So I am using Chrome (version 50.0.2661.102 as of writing this) and sometimes when I watch a video, it doesn't full-screen properly. It only takes up the space between Chrome's address bar and the ...
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Open video in WMP by clicking links in IE

How to carry the login information and/or IE browser cache to Windows Media Player? (I apologize that the screen captures are in Traditional Chinese, as I reside in Hong Kong...) For example, I have ...
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Can't end process in Task Manager, no error messages

I searched for question similar to this, but they all mentioned error messages in Task Manager. I'm not getting any. I could no longer open a new instance of either Firefox or Chrome after exiting ...
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How to set default volume for microphone in startup in Win10

Every time I restart or shut down and then turn on my PC the volume of the microphone (in volume mixer) is set to high. Then I hear a bad noise (I think you call it coupled speakers, I'm apologize ...
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Sum numbers in filenames in a directory using command line

I'd like to have a sum of real-time sales-tax exposure on my desktop. I name all my purchases and expenses the same way: date {string} SPACE item{string} SPACE amount{string}, the latter will always ...
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Drag and drop minimizing windows in Win 7/10 involving taskbar

In Windows XP images from web browser can be dragged and dropped to desktop by holding file over taskbar while lmb is held down, then window minimizes itself and desktop shows up and you can drop it ...
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Can't get screen resolution through WMIC on fresh Windows 10 installation

Running wmic desktopmonitor get screenheight, screenwidth in Windows' command prompt should return my screen's height and width, however when running that command on my fresh Windows 10 install, no ...
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Can I use my ASUS-provided Windows 7 key with new installation?

I have a ASUS laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium key in the back. My recovery cannot be started for some reason, I wish I can find solution for it. So my only option is to install a new Windows 7 ...
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Cannot start into Windows 7 Home Premium recovery

I tried to start my recovery drive but I cannot. I select the recovery option, I see Windows is starting. As soon as the progress finishes, my computer reboots. I can logon to my Windows without ...
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Reenable Turbo Core MSI GX70

I was tinkering with overdrive on my MSI GX70 with windows 7. I tried fiddling with CPU cycles and it asked me do you want to disable the TurboCore, which it did. However, now I can't seem to turn it ...
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Some applications displaying squares instead of ideographs

I have a Windows 7 x64. I noticed, that in some applications I have squares instead of Asian languages characters. E.g. in MS Word, in Chrome, in Skype ideographs look fine. I also installed Japanese ...
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SSD not showing up in left panel of windows explorer but is detected by disk manager and “Computer”

My SSD is working great. I have Windows installed on it. Disk Manager and "My Computer" recognize it. But there is a strange issue : It is not showing up in the left part of the Windows explorer : ...