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Can't delete a read-only file on a VirtualBox (Vagrant) shared folder between Ubuntu (guest) and Win7 (host)

I have Vagrant running Ubuntu as a guest OS, on top of a Windows 7 host. When working on the shared folder between guest and host, if a file is read-only it can't be deleted. For example: ...
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Undo system encryption windows 7

I have formatted my PC that had windows 7 on it. Before the formatting I have backed up my information. Now, when I try to access it I encountered a problem: I have encrypted the files using windows ...
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Skype and media player causing windows explorer to crash

When there are 2 or more Skype windows on screen, windows explorer will instantly crash and it will keep crashing after restart as long as there is more than one skype window on the screen. When I ...
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Samba error ERRDOS:ERRnomem

Trying to access some computers on our company network, smbclient just dies with protocol negotiation failed: ERRDOS:ERRnomem It works with other computers. All the computers are accessible from ...
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Why does Windows 7 only lock the computer upon stopping the screensaver?

On Windows 7, when I leave my station unattended, the screensaver starts. After a certain time -- although not exactly with starting the screensaver -- as soon as I leave the screensaver, the station ...
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Factory Reset Asus

I have an ASUS All-in-one PC (not sure what model) and I'm trying to perform a Factory Restore but nothing is working yet. I have tried pressing F8, all I had access to was "Restore from an earlier ...
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I did a clean formating and installation for my Window 7 Ultimate SP1 laptop using microsoft iso copy as lost the package.

I've copy the activation key from Jelly Bean software before i wipe the HDD and install a fresh win7 Ultimate SP1 from microsoft iso files. The issue is, i got error message that the activation key ...
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How to find out the reason why a scheduled task hang?

I have scheduled quite a number of tasks in my Windows 7, doing a variety of cron jobs on my machines. I am perfectly sure that these tasks, when run on their own, won't hang. But the problem is ...
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Support on windows for sony noise-canceling in-ear earphones

I have these sony noise-canceling in-ear earphones (model number: mdr-nc31e): They came with my sony xperia z2 phone. On the z2 they kind of work. I can't hear my colleges talking if I plug them ...
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ATI radeon hd 5450 Graphics Card Issues

I have an Old Dell Optiplex 755 SFF with an Intel Core 2 Processor (windows 7). Now This can hold a PCI-E x16 port. Now I got an ATI Radeon HD 5450 low profile. I plugged and played and it fits ...
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What is the mechanism of making folders with the same names in the same place?

I happen to look into the folder C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2 and I see something like this: There are many folders appear to have same name in the same place. If I check the ...
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Installation Optimisation With Limited SSD Space

Tomorrow, I need to rebuild a windows 7 machine due to various issues. It currently has a 500GB HDD as the primary drive, with a 120GB SSD. As a developer, I need to keep as much space free as I can ...
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laptop randomly loses audio, refuses to shut down

I just got a new laptop and it's giving me an annoying problem. I've got IE10 here on the desktop which I plan to upgrade, but for some reason it won't install right now. Anyway, I've got IE11 on the ...
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“Can't overwrite NTFS boot sector” using Testdisk

I have the following issue. A laptop (XVision SS-2505 with Windows Starter Edition) got its HDD corrupted. After checking the installation with a Windows 7 disk and seeing it was unable to even ...
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Can't change the language on my desktop because i can't read it [closed]

my desktop changed to some language and I have tried everything to change back to English. I want to restore to factory setting and since i can't read anything on screen i am totally lost. window 7 ...
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linux mint debian trying to run windows 7 64-bit virtual box

Trying to install Windows 7 64-bit but keep getting this message when trying to finish installing the OS: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine mine. Failed to load VMMR0.r0 ...
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Restoring keyboard settings after a remote desktop session - Windows 7

We have USB scanners that require Num Lock key to be ON to work properly. I noticed when I remote logged in to a PC (remote desktop) and my num lock key was OFF then the remote PC will also turn it ...
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VirtualBox unable to start virtual machine

I am using windows 7 Ultimate with virtual Box 4.3.14 installed. I created a virtual machine but when I start the virtual machine, I get this error: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ...
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Delay to search Windows 7 Start Menu

I have a Windows 7 desktop with multiple hard drives. My main drive is an SSD while the secondary drives are standard HDD. After not using the computer for >15 minutes I will: 1. Tap the space bar ...
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Is there a good Windows 7 based PlayStation 3 emulator? [closed]

I have Skyrim on PS3 already, and am upgrading the graphics on my PC to be able to play the game there so I can enjoy some of the mods I can get from TES Nexus. I've looked at possible emulators to ...
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Windows Explorer Recent Folders

I have Windows Explorer pinned to the task bar (I'm on Win-7) If I right click on the little icon on the task bar, a list pops up of recent folders; cool. I can then left click on one of those, and ...
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Linux Mint Constantly freezing on Dell XPS L502X

I recently partitioned my hard drive to dual boot the existing Windows 7 with Linux Mint because I am tired of using Windows, especially the lack of terminal. I want to eventually remove Windows 7 and ...
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trying to image new machine with 2 SSDs in RAID 0

so I have a machine that we ordered from dell that we are putting our company's image on. this is a custom build with 2 256GB SSDs that I am trying to put on a raid 0 configuration. the problem I am ...
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Computers on the same subnet won't ping or browse files

There's three computers on this office room, all located on the building-level local network. All of them have internet connectivity. "PC1" is running Windows XP (I know, I know...) and its IP is ...
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Decrease the height of title bar in Visual Studio 2012 on secondary screen

I have two screens on my VS2012. No problems with title bar on the main screen, on the secondary however, the title bar takes up lots of space - see screenshot attached. In VS2010, for example, the ...
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How can I reorder drives based on column header name in Windows 7?

I was wondering, how can one order the drives shown in Windows Explorer in Windows 7 by column header name. By default, I think that it orders them by drive letter name, and since I cannot change ...
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HP 620 - Every battery needs replaced?

I have got a HP 620 Laptop with Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Recently I've noticed my battery says it needs replaced when it was not charging. The only problem is that I have now changed the ...
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Is there an easy way to open a sidebar item in a new window?

In the OS X Finder there is a sidebar in each window listing commonly-used folders like Documents, Downloads, etc. It’s possible to open one of these folders in a new window by clicking on it while ...
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Randomize Huge List - Windows 7

i've been searching for a solution for this but i couldn't find it anywhere. I have a large list, more than 2 million entries. I need to randomize it. I can randomize lists in excel but excel ...
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Hard to read text in all browsers under Windows 7

I'm on Windows 7 64-bit. The text on all of my internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE) is very hard to read: I have tried a lot of different methods from ClearType, to GPU changes and general ...
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What is the swap file for?

I don't get it why is that the more RAM memory you have, the larger the swap file is. Shouldn't it be the other way around? I was under the impression that HDD space is used when there isn't enough ...
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Blue screen of death - graphics card?

I recently acquired a new computer running Windows 7 with NVidia Quadro FX 3400/4400 graphics card. I noticed something was wrong when I tried playing a game and it went at about 0.1 fps. I went to ...
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Defrag NTFS $LogFile

I have the super descriptive "my computer is slow" issue. In resource manager I notice that c:\$LogFile access times are continuously around 800 ms, and I suspect this is causing much of the slowdown. ...
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Hide printer in Windows 7 but able to print programatically

I would like to achieve the following requirement on Windows 7 with Guest Account The user will not be able to see/select a particular printer while printing with eg : Microsoft Word, Adobe Reader, ...
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Windows Batch - Move files to folder parent & Remove empty subfolders

I found several such questions and tried to adapt the answers to my needs but no luck so far. Im trying to create two context menu entries in Windows 7 that would: Move all files from ...
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How to remove UAC popup window for a single application

I'm trying to disable UAC popup window for a single application under Windows 7, but it seems that I can't find a solution. I already tried the methods provided to this question, especially by using ...
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I need to re-mount the shared folder everytime my host folder has new files or changes in Virtualbox

I work with a Windows 7 host and a Xubuntu guest. Everytime my shared folder in Windows has new files or changes, I have to hit sudo mount -t vboxsf ... Why's that? Can I automate it somehow? Is ...
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How to change boot order (on windows loader) from Ubuntu

actually i'm using without any problem, a dualboot with windows loader (BCD), so i'm able to choose Ubuntu and then i set to GRUB.cfg timeout "0" to boot ubuntu faster. Usually, expecially while ...
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Upgrading to Windows 8.1 without loosing any data [duplicate]

I am having problems with one of my webcam. My friend said it isn't compatible or have driver issues with Windows 7 professional and can't use my webcam. One of the user of this community said that ...
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Sudden PC Hard Restart

I was recently working on my computer and all of a sudden My computer died. Like I held the power button in for a hard turn off. Then my computer restarted. I check the comp temp when I get back to ...
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cygwin programs returning errorcode -1073741819 on Windows 7 cmd

Sometime in the last week or so none of my cygwin programs are running from the cmd shell of Windows 7 64-bit. Tried rebooting and reinstalling fresh, but with same results. After further analysis, ...
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How to change default font in Windows 7 Home Basic?

I know, the title seems dumb, but I've tried this here, and that don't work at all. After I install an update, a critical update, which I got on 13 August, my notebook gone error, but the update ...
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Deleting an operating system entry from bootloader menu

yesterday I installed Windows 8.1 while I had Windows 7 already installed. Now, once I boot up my laptop, it asks me whether I want Windows 8.1 or Windows 7 booted up. I want that to go away, I want ...
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ctrl+c ctrl+v do notwork on any program [duplicate]

I have this problem, ctrl+c and ctrl+v never work for anything no matter what, and if I do it a few times it won't let me type at all, I found if I went to accessories/accessibility and click ...
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Alternative to Windows file sharing [closed]

I am using windows 7 on all PCs, and are doing file sharing with the windows file sharing feature. The problem is, Windows file sharing is terrible, I frequently facing trouble accessing files on ...
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Make computer lock itself after 30 minutes of continued usage

I would like a family computer to lock itself after 30 to 60 minutes of usage, mainly so only my wife can unlock it for those minutes just by entering the password. Is this possible? (I know of how to ...
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Need help diagnosing my machine

I have something that just slows my computer to a crawl sometimes. Not running anything big. Yesterday all I had running (besides background apps) were Firefox & Windows Explorer and could barely ...
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Export Outlook 2010 account when there is more than one

I have two Outlook 2010 profiles on my Win 7 desktop. I travel extensively for long periods. I successfully exported my work profile so I could access it on my laptop when I travel using the great ...
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Why cant windows7 pc on domain share files off domain without first rdp?

We have a shared folder that cannot be accessed until after you remote desktop in. Our requirement is two laptops (a&b) are going to work out of the office and need to share files via windows ...
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How to prevent Windows from doing this

I am using Windows 7 Professional 64bit. This is my webcam. It is first time using this webcam in my pc. It's name is A4tech - PK-331F. When I plugged that webcam, windows start installing drivers ...