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to recover chrome bookmarks after upgrade from window 7 to windows 8.1

I have recently upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8.1. I want to restore all my previous chrome bookmarks to the freshly installed chrome in windows 8.1. The issues are: I did not take up backup ...
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Issues sharing external HDDs using Win7pro

I have searched everywhere, read dozens and dozens of Q&As, and none cover my specific problem. In fact, when I follow the suggestions found in most posts, the option they show simply does not ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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What is the difference between regedit and gpedit.msc?

From my limited knowledge, it seems that gpedit.msc and regedit accomplish the same goal for me. What exactly are the differences? Which is more powerful? Which is more dangerous to play with?
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Windows 7 ram and virtual memory

I have windows 7 64 bits professional edition OS. I was looking at resource manager the other day and noticed that even thought i have about 1 gb of available ram there was still about 48 hard faults. ...
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Attempting to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 and Receving a Black screen at 79%

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium on an Acer Aspire All In One Z3771. The first time I attempted to upgrade to Windows 10 I did it through the automatic window on my computer as my upgrade had ...
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How to copy the result from the last search across a folder without copying results from previous searches in Notepad++?

I performed a search across a folder in Notepad++. How to copy the results from the search without copying the results from the previous searches? I use the latest version of Notepad++ with ...
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Windows 10 Download Failed

I am downloading windows 10 by using Windows Media Creator. Currently i am using Windows 7 Dell XPS L502X 15R(Early 2011)Laptop. My Download is stuck at 78% and my Panther Log file detail at that ...
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Cannot read directory “(name)”: File exists

I am trying to update a Windows 7 installation to Windows 10, but the procedure is failing repeatedly at step MIGRATE_DATA. Investigating what could prevent the migration, I found two corrupted files ...
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Encrypt hard disks with VeraCrypt in a mixed Windows / Linux system

My system is a dual boot Ubuntu / Windows PC. I installed several hard disks: Two SSDs (one for Windows 7 Pro, one for Kubuntu 15.04) and some conventional disks for data. Currently the Linux disk ...
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How to use Japanese keyboard layout (IME) on Portuguese Windows 7/8?

TL;DR How to get correct japanese keyboard mapping (108 keys) working on with my PT-BR Windows 7 (with accents, without using IME)? I got a japanese Acer notebook, which came with japanese ...
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Recover Windows 7 OS product key from C drive

My laptop internal hard disk has stopped working.So I have removed it and put in to external HD case.I have to format it and re install OS.Is there a way I can recover product key from the drive data. ...
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Windows 7 check if bootloader is working without rebooting

My setup was win xp on main partition and win7 on the extended. Win7 was installed after win xp. The active partition is the win xp one, therefore the win7 bootmgr is located in D:\Boot. D being the ...
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Why can't I disable desktop composition when running OBS?

Recording me playing FTL using OBS v0.655b 64bit Portable significantly decreased FTL's framerate. Temporary change to Windows Basic theme fixed this issue, so I wanted Windows to switch to lighter ...
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File explorer content won't open

I had upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10, but I have this problem of opening the content of the file explorer. Even my drives and USB plug in, and it displays " working on it" when I press it, then ...
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Pavilion G7-1950US Notebook PC will not boot

I have a Pavilion G7-1250US which I can't find listed. I am currently on a Toshiba because I can't get my HP to run. The best I can do is the Windows screen will show up but there it stops. I can't ...
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Why do my USB ports work when booting from a flash stick, but not in the installed OS?

I'm building my first computer, I set it up to dual-boot Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04.2. Everything worked great when it was running off the bootable USB for Kubuntu, but when I actually installed them ...
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How do I create a cascading drop down link in Excel?

I want to create a cascading drop down link in Excel 2010. My requirement is when we click when we select any color from dropdown list related color fruits will displayed beside.
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XCOPY can't read /EXCLUDE file

I'm trying to write a build script batch file for an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod I want to publish the source code for. This script contains a call to XCOPY with the /EXCLUDE parameter as follows: ...
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Stuck while downloading Windows 10 iso [closed]

2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP CSetupPlatform::Initialize: Setup log starts: 2015-08-21 23:53:35, Info SP Host system information: ...
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Bluetooth: change scan window time

Is it possible to change Bluetooth scan window time in windows? I've develop an application and it seems that changing scanning window time is not possible application side. I found a page at MSDN ...
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Are there any widely unkown tools part of Windows 7? [closed]

I am looking for widely unknown tools possesing a graphical user interface, which are part of Windows 7 which can be used creatively. I already found the following tools: rundll32.exe utilman.exe ...
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Windows 7: Local Domain

I'm setting up a local(LAN) web server using Windows 7 ULTIMATE and XAMPP. Is it possible to setup a local domain where the computers in my network can access the server on visiting ...
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windows 7-start menu folders/subfolders show short cuts/empty

Upgraded from windows 7 to 10 and rolled back.Start menu folders/subfolders changed to short cuts/empty losing the link to user, changed user permission.Seems to be an issue with security permission ...
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Disabling all network adapters

I've n looking for a 'definitive' way of effectively disabling all network adapters. So far some of the most common ways point towards the use of Windows shell NETSH command: netsh interface set ...
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Need to connect and automatically transfer data from Windows 7 PC to Linux Red Hat using SSH

OpenSSH is not suitable for Win 7 in my system.I would like to automatically bridge from Win 7 pc to Red Hat Enterprise server.
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I want to boot windows7 x64 with AHCI, but the BIOS does not even try

I just discovered, that BIOS was not in AHCI mode, and that's why my newly bought SSD was at low speeds. I installed a Linux on the SSD, it works perfectly in AHCI mode. Now my problem that if I want ...
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How do I delete a second copy of Windows 7

I wanted to repair my Windows 7 install and used the original disks to do this. But in doing so I accidently installed a second copy of Win 7 onto another drive. How do I delete the second version ...
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Suppress Google Chrome's “Your Connection is Not Private” for specific Address?

We have an internal website (behind our VPN) which uses https/ssl. Every time I visit it, I get this error message: Your connection is not private Attackers might be trying to steal your ...
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How to understand disk activity view charts of the Windows 7 resource monitor?

The disk activity monitor charts show blue line, green line with the green shaded area below and sometimes also the orange line. Of course, the higher the lines the more the activity and horizontal ...
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clean windows 7 temporary internet files

I use internet explorers 9's delete temp internet files option and it does delete files, but there is a hidden system folder at ...
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Is there a hotkey that would turn the screen black?

When I was typing on windows7 (Dell OptiPlex 9020, desktop) all the suddenly the screen went black as if I accidentally stumbled on a hotkey-combination that would have that effect. I verified that it ...
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Will installing Windows 10 ISO on Windows 7 (genuine) make Windows 10 genuine? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble with Windows servers or my Windows update. Every time download gets stuck at magic 84%. Now I am thinking of installing Windows 10 through an ISO on a Windows 7 laptop. Will ...
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GoToMeeting client XP SP3 and 7

Anyone know if there is any compatibility issue of GoToMeeting desktop application between Windows XP SP3 and Windows 7 x64. In recent days, I found that if I host a GoToMeeting session from a ...
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Auto-Logon without registry hack in Windows 7 with Domain Account

i'm having a bit of an issue/task and need to find out if there's a solution. GOAL: We want a desktop computer to "autologon" with a Domain User Account in Windows 7 CHALLENGES: Due to our security ...
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Why I cannot duplicate bitlocker start up key to another SSD

I uses bitlocker for my drive C. My computer can only run if I insert a flashdisk there. However, I got a problem. Basically I want to have several such flashdisks. I right click a drive select ...
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MDT 2013 Windows 7 Deployment randomly does not complete

We have an MDT 2013 SP1 deployment sequence set up for Windows 7 and a range of various laptop models. The issue I am about to describe seems to happen randomly on various models. The task sequence ...
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Preparing a Windows 7 x64 installation for Hyper-V hosting

I'm moving to Windows 10 but I need to keep my old Windows 7 installation usable via Hyper-V host. I tried connecting a virtual machine to the old Win7 disk but I got a 0x7B STOP error (inaccessible ...
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How to Enable VPN?

My network administer has disabled the use of VPN, so I can't use VPN on that network. But one of my math website is blocked due to it. Whenever I log to it, I get an error - ERR-CONNECTION RESET ...
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Postpone install of Windows 10 for 1 month?

I currently run Windows 7, and I reserved a copy of Windows 10. I got a prompt that it is ready to install yesterday, but when it asks what date to schedule the installation for; you can only choose ...
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Is there a Registry key that indicates if a user is an admin or not?

As the title says I'd like to give or take away admin rights by changing a Registry key. Is this possible?
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Disable cleartype Windows 7 title bar text

Removed Segoe UI and its similar fonts. Changed every font to Arial in Advanced appearance settings. Regedit font substitutes Segoe UI to Dotum. Windows 7 Help appear blurry text, so I removed ...
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Change Windows 7 folder background color because it is not complete white

I noticed it is not complete white. I checked in paint, shows [252, 252, 252]. It's not complete white. I can't test Windows 7 because my other PC use Windows 8.1. I checked 8.1 use complete white ...
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Unsolicited Windows 10 Automated Install Attempts by Windows Update

I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 installed on my home computer and I am very happy with it as is. MS is currently pushing out copied of Windows 10 to my machine which fails and is causing my ...
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Where can I find a driver for my plantronic Intertek 81242 headset for Windows 7?

I'm on a Windows 7 machine and the headset doesn't automatically load when the USB is plugged in. I couldn't find the driver on plantronic's website.
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Fonts in modern website shows problems in every browser, how to solve?

Platform: win7, x64, radeon hd7450, windows aero off, cleartype full off. So, i tried any of major browsers and all they shows problems like that. in chrome problems persists too. The problem is ...
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Apply group policy user configuration to all users

I'm using Windows 7 and I've made some changes through gpedit.msc to the User configuration > Administrative Template tree and now I need those changes applied to every user on the local machine. ...
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PSR - “An error occurred while attempting to save the recorded steps”

While using Problem Steps Recorder included in Windows 7, I receive the following error when attempting to stop a recording: An error occurred while attempting to save the recorded steps. So far ...
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Windows Explorer: Create File Shortcut and Select it

In Windows 7, when you created a file/folder shortcut in the Windows Explorer, then the shortcut was automatically selected which made it easy to cut/copy that shortcut somewhere else. But in Windows ...
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Windows Task Scheduler - Inputting SSO User/PW, then executing additoinal tasks

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and am trying to have Task Scheduler type a username and password for me. My ultimate goal is to have TS open a web page, which I was able to do, then put in User/PW ...