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Adding a Network Location from Win 7 to Raspberry Pi XBMC server (MAP)

I'm trying to map my Windows 7 Desktop to my XBMC raspberry pi server using 'Network Location'. I've successfully achieved this in the past, but I'm having trouble getting it connected. If I let ...
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Netflix in Silverlight missing the HD option on one PC

This is Netflix on my laptop: This is Netflix on my desktop PC: Eagle-eyed viewers will notice that the HD button is missing from the latter, and the quality is poor. Actually, it does ...
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Alt gr not working on rdp

we use windows 7 on hyperv 2012 r2 if I can connect to virtual pc via console, I can use altgr+3 or altgr+4 button combination. however, I can't use these combination when I connect to device via rdp ...
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Upgrade from Windows 7 (64-bit) to Windows 8 change to 32-bit version. How to get it to 64-bit version?

I had the 64-bit version of the OS while I had Windows 7 in my laptop but when I upgraded it to Windows 8 it became the 32-bit version. How did that happen? And now my RAM has decreased. How can I get ...
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How to deactivate the alert “register server”?

When I run my computer then there is always the Microsoft(C) register server alert asking for confirmation Yes/No. How to deactivate it ?
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Connected to the Internet using a tethered iPhone yet the Wi-Fi hotspot is visible

For having a more secure connection, I tethered my iPhone directly to my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit PC. If I switch off the hot-spot I lose my connection, but when it is on, I can see my iPhone’s Wi-Fi in ...
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Kill a windows application that has no process associated with it

An autocompiler I attempted to close early ended up becoming dead instead of closing. Rather than kill it, I just ignored it and kept working. This happened again a few minutes later and I had two ...
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Can Desktop Apps be used on any device via browsers?

Wanted to know if there's a technology that allows hosted windows/dotnet software to be used on any device via browser plugins? or some other way? Thanks.
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My Asus u56e is randomly rebooting again. Any Ideas?

This seems to be a popular problem for Asus users. However, I have not found a definite cause or solution for the problem. This machine is roughly four years of age now, and was recently given to me ...
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PowerPoint imported images as JPG for memory reduction

How do you get PowerPoint to save all images, by default, as JPG? The issue is that I now import the image, then have to remember to cut it then paste special as JPG. There used to be a switch that ...
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Using existing Win7 OS in new build

I'm planning to build a new PC & want to use the win 7 disc/OS I am currently using in my present build. I will be reusing the current HDD's, RAM, PSU & vid card with a new MOBO & CPU. ...
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Getting a WE window to be on top after boot

Win 7 home 64 bit. I have a particular WE folder which I would like to have on top/active after a fresh boot. The window opens on boot due to a shortcut I placed in C:\Documents and ...
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Unknown Device What This Can Be? [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 and I don't know where this device come from? large image large image This Is My Windows 7 Series Of Episodes
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Local drive permissions are different when accessed inside RDP connection

Workstation is Windows 7, servers are 2008 R2, all domain joined. I have numerous mapped network drives on my workstation. I open a new RDP connection to a server using the domain administrator ...
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A script to change ip address without knowing the Network connection name

Let's suppose that I have some Pc with windows. Each of them has only 1 Local area connection , but I don't know the full name. Is possible to create a general script to change ip address for these pc ...
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Group Policy editor and settings [duplicate]

I am looking to setup the following on a vista home premium and windows 7 home premium, they are standalone and not connected to a server. Audit Administrator Activity Audit Invalid Access Attempts ...
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How to activate IIS management tools under Windows 7 embedded standard?

I try start up IIS management tools, but I only see a white screen in Windows Features. I have Panel PC with Windows 7 embedded standard. In manual to Panel PC, it's this possible on Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 is not detecting logitech USB mouse

Yesterday, my old Microsoft IntelliMouse died. I bought a new Logitech USB mouse with a cable (no wireless) and connected it to my PC. Unfortunately, Windows 7 does not detect it. I have tried to ...
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HP Pavilion DV7-3065DX right click on left click

I have a HP Pavilion DV7-3065 with a big problem that has me stumped. As a computer professional I can usually figure this out, but this just plain doesn't make sense. When I originally got the ...
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Location of unidrv.dll in Windows 7

I am trying to install some fairly old printer software onto a Windows 7 machine and I keep getting prompted for the location of "Unidrv.dll". All the sites I googled try to tell me how to fix some ...
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Unable to change the date or time?

I recently took apart my Asus U46E-BAL7 laptop and I had to disconnect the CMOS battery to get to the fan. I put it back together successfully, but when Windows 7 boots up the date and time are ...
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How can I force a scheduled .bat job to run in the foreground?

I have a simple .bat that runs a PHP script at the same time every day. @echo ON php C:\path\to\script.php argument pause It runs fine when I double-click the .bat file. And I set up a scheduled ...
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How can I retrieve the password from my Acer laptop [duplicate]

I have two laptops from my son that passed away a few weeks ago. These are password protected to get into the Windows 7, besides he has left a list of password hints that I do not understand. How can ...
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Migrate local profile to domain profile on same computer in Windows 7?

I have found variations on this, but not this specific one. I have had a local account on my laptop for some time, which has just been joined to the company domain. I am a local admin, but not a ...
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EgisTec ES603 fingerprint reader x64 wbf driver found [closed]

In reply to this: Win8.1: how to Get fingerprint sensor EgisTec ES603 to work? sorry but I cant directly reply with the solution, not enough reputation (lol). Egistec doesn't send anymore driver to ...
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Can Windows damage a mounted TrueCrypt drive on shutdown?

I have Windows 7, and I have one encrypted TrueCrypt drive which is auto mounted on Windows logon with a script. But on Windows shutdown I don't use a script to dismount the drive before shutting ...
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Dual Monitor Color Issue

My monitor is connected to my laptop via HDMI. The color on the monitor in dual screen is a bit weird. It's kinda yellowish. I tried changing the color on the monitor itself, doesn't help. When I went ...
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Recover deleted file that still appear in windows 7 search

Morning guys, i am trying to recover a .txt file that i deleted several days ago using shift + del. I have tried some recovery tools like remo and stellar but still i cant get the file. But when i try ...
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“Program Files” File miraculously appeared on C: (win7)

A file with no extension named "Program Files" appears in my c: drive. It acts as a mirror of the "Program Files" folder. I cannot delete it because it deletes the actual folder. How do i get rid of ...
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Do Windows 7 time zones work correctly?

As you see below, I changed the Windows clock time-zone from UTC +3:30 Tehran to UTC +1:00 Windhoek. As 3:30 - 1:00 = 2.30, I expect the time to change -2:30, But it change -1.30 : Before : After ...
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Is there a way to natively share screens in Windows 7?

I'm wondering if there's a setting or application in Windows 7 (Enterprise edition with full admin account and permissions) to initiate a screen sharing session? I was hired to be an IT Admin for a ...
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Cannot Login to Windows 7 PC

I was given a desktop computer that used to belong to a local bank in my town. However, I cannot use it because it used to be connected to a domain at the bank and now that it is at my house, it ...
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What do the SuperfetchScenarioNotify and SuperfetchParameterChange callback functions do?

I was using the winobj.exe of Sysinternals to look at some of the callback functions, and I know what Superfetch does, but I can't find anything online about what SuperfetchScenarioNotify and ...
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Lenovo laptop keyboard acts as if key is stuck [duplicate]

For the past year or so, my Lenovo W530 laptop has intermittently decided that I'm holding down the 'z' key. The key was never physically stuck; indeed, I could double the rate at which it typed z's ...
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Fastest way to secure a huge folder [closed]

so I have a big folder with files in it, that is a size of 138GB.I need to secure this folder containing the files with a software(I downloaded Axcrypt--heard it was pretty good).So I want to know ...
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Cloning VM causes one of the VM drives to write-protect itself

I am creating a "sandbox" development VM for a locked-down work environment. I am working on a baseline VM, enabled as a "template", and then am testing clones to see if they work after deployment. ...
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How to tell if a specific port is being throttled by my ISP?

I have a very strong suspicion that my ISP is throttling the port used by a Remote Gateway Server, but I haven't found any real way to test my theory. Does anybody know of a way to do this? That is ...
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How to lock “full screen mode” a program on Windows 7?

When I say "Full screen mode" I mean without any borders and with no option to maximize/minimize with the mouse or keyboard shortcuts. I want to make a "kiosk windows 7" with a program that is ...
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My external hard drive won't open properly on Windows 7 (64-bit) [closed]

I have a WD My Passport 1TB USB3.0 drive (wdbbep0010bsl) with multiple partitions. Pretty much all of my games/work are on a NTFS partition (~300GB). The rest is dived up into various unused Mac ...
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Disabled Enter key in save image dialog sometimes in firefox

When I select Save Image As ... from Right Click context menu, Save Image window dialog shows. After I type my 'File Name' I press Enter to save it. Suddenly (sometimes) I see that nothing happen, ...
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Boot manager failed to start Windows 7 or 8 [closed]

I had 2 OSs, Windows 7 and 8, running on my laptop (lenovo z580). I had some issues, so I thought I'd remove 8 and have only Windows 7. While doing this, by mistake I shrunk the partition which has ...
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Accidently deleted C:\Users\public

I recently deleted my public folder on accident C:\Users\public. I have tried restoring it, recovery, creating a new User account, undelete. I tried some registry fixes found online, tried sfc ...
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Is it possible to substring an environment variable in a windows 7 shortcut? [duplicate]

If I have an environment variable in Windows such as %username% if there any way I can substring that? I'd like to substring it down to the first 8 characters.
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How to make Windows 7 Virtual Machine get an IP address dynamically from another VM in the same VMware workstation 9

I am running an instance of VMware workstation 9, in which I have installed Windows Server 2012 as one VM and Windows 7 as another. I want the Windows 7 VM to get an IP address dynamically from the ...
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Disable special keys on keypad

On my Dell keyboard there are the normal special keys (home, pgdn, etc.), arrows and then a keypad. On the keypad these keys are duplicated in the case you press shift. I'm using a program that can ...
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CasperJS and “extensafree” virus

Today when i booted up my computer and when windows had loaded, Notepad++ opened which had the following file loaded into it: Set shell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell") ...
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In Parallels, can I view the my Windows 7 VM desktop without turning off the coherence view mode?

I'm new to using Parallels and I really like using the coherence view so I can have windows applications floating anywhere in my OS X environment. But I have the need to check the windows desktop ...
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Why I have to press keys two times to get the ^ or ´ or ` symbol in Windows 7 and how can I fix it? [duplicate]

To get a ^ (caret) character, I have to press the ^ key two times. The first time, nothing happens, the second time two ^ appearing. So I have to delete the second. Same behaviour when I want to ...
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ssh-agent installed with git 1.9.5 faults

I am getting a fault when running ssh-agent from windows 7. I think it could be a permission issue, though UAC is off. ssh-agent.exe SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-vDq8tk2Qlatv/agent.10256; export ...
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Is there a way to entirely disable auto-complete suggestions from appearing on Google Chrome?

As explained in the question, is it possible to disable the text field auto complete feature in chrome? Screenshot: