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Does Windows slow down at all in time? [closed]

Many people say that "Windows computers slow down in time even if you do nothing wrong". I know this is generally contributed to the user downloading maleware, or other similar problems. What I am ...
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Replace Explorer at startup woks with anything but my App [closed]

i want to start my app instead of explorer but i have had a bad luck, i tried many apps path on the shell value, and all of them worked fine but only my application didn't work, and i don't know why, ...
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How to enforce changing homepage of Internet Explorer?

So, my friend installed some super awesome free game which he totally enjoys playing. But when installing it, he checked "change my home page to superawesomegames.com" Now whenever he opens the IE, ...
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What are “scriptlets” the referred to in Windows Group Policy Editor?

The Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 7 has a policy option to restrict the running of "scriptlets". This option can be found in Computer Configuration > All Settings > Allow scriptlets and ...
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“Reported Web Forgery” message on one install of Firefox but not another

On my 64bit Windows 7 machine running latest version of 32bit Firefox I received the following message when visiting a URL from an email... in order to check it out further, I loaded firefox on a ...
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Can I tell windows to request network login for network drives on startup?

I have two mapped network drives on my windows machine, from a NAS. Both drives require the same username/password configuration, and I opted not to tell windows to remember this, because well, I want ...
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When navigating via Favorites how to stop Windows explorer from immediately scrolling the focus to that nth level folder?

I'm noticing a peculiar behavior in Windows Explorer. It used to work fine earlier but after reimaging my system with Windows 7 again I'm seeing this new issue. The background: If you open Windows ...
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ftype changes are ignored. Where does Windows retrieve the “incorrect” value from? How can I enforce my changes?

assoc and ftype, provide a mapping between extension and a program to launch for that extension. And for some reason, despite what I have specified by assoc and ftype, some other application is ...
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Accidentally turned off display/screen

I have a HP elitebook 840 running Windows 7. My problem started when I was holding the laptop and dripped some juice from the plate of food I was also holding. I started to clean off the little bit of ...
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How to update Registry with REG ADD command

I need to do set this registry value from command line: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CredentialsDelegation] "AllowSavedCredentialsWhenNTLMOnly"=dword:00000001 ...
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Windows 10 password reset after update

I updated to windows 10 from windows 7 and can't log in to my account. So I forgot my windows 7 password long time ago and have been using fingerprint login ever since on my HP Elitebook. I was ...
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How to enable OpenGL 2.0 support on a Windows guest on VirtualBox

I am trying to run some games on Steam (specifically Dota 2 Reborn) on a Windows 7 64 bit guest under VirtualBox running on a Fedora Linux 23 64 bit host. I have enabled 2D and 3D acceleration on the ...
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Certain site is getting redirected to another page

My ISP is known for their intrusive behavior. Let's say warheat1990.com is a porn/gambling site with IP address 77.77.77.77 (my ISP will block these site). When I open warheat1990.com from my ...
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Will installing latest version of IE also install windows 10?

I have a windows 7 laptop with IE 8 and would like to upgrade to latest verrsion of IE but definitely do not want Windows 10. I have already done all the recommended things to prevent Microsoft from ...
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Windows no longer boots, computer goes straight to BIOS

I built myself a PC about 3 years ago. I5-4670 H87-Plus mobo Asus GTX 760 Samsung SSD boot drive Seagate HDD (storage and non-essential programs) 8GB RAM Corsair RM650 PSU A few days ago, ...
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Frozen Windows 7 Login Screen (freezes after correct credentials)

Here is the scenario. I turn on the laptop, it loads, the login screen comes up. I enter the correct credentials and it says "Welcome" and the cursor turns into the loading symbol. However, shortly ...
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Drop a file onto a desktop icon to attached it to a new email?

Hello Superuser Community! I already tried searching for a solution but I could not find anything. What I want to do is the following: I would like to be able to drop one (or best any number) of ...
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How to remove PC from a workgroup? [closed]

I joined my PC to a workgroup.Now I want to remove it from there but I don't know how. Also I still get a message that I need to re-image my computer. And the OS loader cannot be found, the generic ...
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Git bash and cmd don't load my user account PATH variable

Start up a gitbash or a windows cmd session and run echo $PATH or echo %PATH% They both print the contents of the system PATH variable, but neither prints the contents of the PATH variable ...
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Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 Model 7265NGW [closed]

What are the two antennas used on this chip? What are the drivers? Are there any similar modules? For windows 7 & 10.
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Windows 10 prompts on new computers [duplicate]

Good morning. Since I started here a lot of computers are getting Windows 10 prompts. I have done everything I can think of to get rid of them but they continue to be a pest. Here is what I have ...
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can't access windows 7 shared folder via samba 4.2.10-Debian NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED & NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME

Well it worked before the badlock update, not well, but worked. Now I'm just getting NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED & NT_STATUS_BAD_NETWORK_NAME. The only thing I set in my smb.conf is the netbios name. ...
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how to set windows 7 to it's basic state

I want to set my Windows 7 the minimum basic state. I want to keep only the services and configuration that allow direct-show apps(media), CD burning, and printing to function. So appreciate any ...
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Browser (any) on Windows 7 loads bad (localhost) https certificate

On Windows 7 in Chrome, but also in any other browser, for one particular (external) website a bad HTTPS certificate is loaded. When I open the certificate it says that Windows does not have enough ...
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How to repair or recover my Word and PDF files

My Windows 7 was infected and the malware destroyed both of my Word and PDF files. I searched the web much but couldn't find a way to really help me on recovering or repairing those two files. I found ...
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MS Excel error when saving on to a Novell mapped drive

i have win 7 installed with Ms office 2010 and latest Novell client for windows, we have a mapped network drive where we save our documents the strange thing is that when i open a new ms word document ...
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How to check (in advance) if a W7 product key will activate W10

Last autumn I tried to upgrade a W7 laptop to W10. All installed OK, but wouldn't activate - I think the reason was I had bought it from work and it was running a volume licensing key. Anyway, had to ...
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tring to take read only and write protect of flash drive

I have a 125 GB flash drive that is read only and when i take that off then it goes to write protected. and goes back and forth between the two how can i fix it so it wont be read only and take the ...
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How did I move the taskbar to the top while it was locked?

I had the taskbar locked, and I was switching to a different window, when suddenly the taskbar moved from the bottom of the screen to the top. I must have done something by accident, I was able to ...
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Connect via remote desktop to two computers on the same global IP? [duplicate]

In my office, I have several computers connected to the same local network. One of them, I use port forwarding to 3389 to be able to connect to it using remote desktop via global IP. However, I have ...
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Formatting Issue

I've got a functioning Win7 32bit Ultimate (SP1). I am trying to create an emergency backup disk and am trying to do it with a brand-new set of DVD-R. I have followed Windows format instructions. I've ...
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CMD not recognizing javac.exe

On my Windows 7 64 bits, I changed the JAVA_HOME variable to point on 64 bits JRE, and changed it again to point on 64 bits JDK. I did same operation a few times. Every time I do this change I close ...
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT… No display on Monitor

There's no display on my monitor when I connect it to NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT video card. But display appears when I connect it to the onboard video card. My computer is AMD Phenom(tm) 8600B ...
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Data Recovery using EasyUS Data Recovery

I have accidentally deleted a 60gb folder from my 1TB HDD. The hdd is not corrupted so i decided to use the deep scan method of easyus data recovery which i have used in the past and successfully ...
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Groovy console won't load on Windows 7 x64

I've never worked with Groovy before. I installed the executable and the latest JDK from the Java website. I set my system ENV variables JAVA_HOME to C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.8.0_77 and ...
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Does Windows 7 Starter support Bluetooth Personal Area Networks?

I know my two devices running Windows 10 support Bluetooth Personal Area Networks. There are some differences between how some of the same functionality is accessed between Windows 7 and 10. I can't ...
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Is it possible to restart a computer in response to an email notification?

I'm looking for a way to reboot machines after getting an email notification. The setup I want to use this on is a render farm. We have 5 boxes with 8 Nvidia GTX 980Ti in them. They're running ...
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Windows 7 Issues

I recently began to notice strange things happen to my Windows 7 x64 PC. It started off with a bluescreen every SECOND time I booted, then chrome refused to open zip files and virtualbox wouldn't let ...
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Can I reinstall Windows 7 32-bit Installer in my 64 Bit laptop. Lost it's user account password [duplicate]

I forgot my password in my 64-bit laptop and I have a 32-bit installer. I have not tried it yet because I am not sure, I will run it in BIOS.
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How to use GhostScript for Windows to repair damaged PDF files

My PDF file is corrupted, then after searching the web I found a good thread here. Since I hadn't gswin32c on my Windows 7 x86 system I installed it from here. Now I have it on my system and ran it ...
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OS is not booting, asking for BIOS update

My Dell inspiron n5050 laptop, i tried to change the OS from windows 7 sp1 to windows 7, after installtion, it is unable to restart. when i choose startup repair, it showing problem with BIOS that it ...
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Mouse freezes briefly after being recognised

I am using an ATEN US224 USB switch to control my Windows and Linux PCs at work, in an attempt to reduce keyboard/mouse clutter on my desk. For security reasons the two PCs operate on separate ...
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Factory reset on a laptop that has Windows 8.1 OEM and was downgraded to Windows 7

I have a laptop that originally came with Windows 8.1 and then I downgraded it to Windows 7. I need to do a Factory reset on it but want to keep Windows 7.... Should I go through the Recovery ...
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How to determine (in a given time span in the PAST) which were the top CPU-using processes?

Short question: How do I determine which were the top processes hogging the CPU (Windows 7 Home Premium quad-core laptop) in a period of time which started 15 minutes ago and ended 01 second ago ? ...
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Windows won't start and system repair can't fix it

I get a black screen with the error 0xc00000e9. Windows recovery can't fix my problem and system restore points aren't working. I have: changed cables (power and SATA) put a different HD from ...
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How I tell Windows 7/8/10 to be less aggressive in making copies of RAM to pagefile?

Many people ask how to disable pagefile, because they feel the effects of the issue I will ask about. Instead I want to fix the issue, without disabling pagefile. Windows has the capability of ...
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How to Home Network Several Devices

This is a little bit about Home Networking I have this challenge that I want to connect all my devices to a home network(smartphone, laptop, tablets). This is the case: I have a laptop that ...
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Can't access Startup items folder from Run window in Windows-7

I experienced this issue today: I could open the Start Menu folder by following this workflow: click the Start button -> right clicking "All Programs" and then select "Open All Users". However, when ...
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Invert USB Controller signal [on hold]

I have a controller whose buttons sends a constant 1 without being pressed. The software I search for shall invert this so that any game runs normally. Is it possible to invert the signal received by ...
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Command prompt always pops up when logging on

Every time I log on to my PC, this command prompt appears: What is this? How do I remove/disable it?