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How can I Diagnose the Cause of Chronic Rebooting - No Events, No Dump Files, No Error Messages

I have a Windows 7 Pro x64 system (i7 if it matters) that randomly restarts. This system is required to be online all the time, but it restarts in a very random way. I can go 5 days without a random ...
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Can I set up Windows 7 VPN so that only sites blocked in China are routed through VPN?

I'm in China behind the Great Firewall using a VPN service provided by a friend so didn't get blocked in the VPN crackdown in January 2015. Since VPN can slow down traffic a lot I'd like to only ...
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Use a ubuntu laptop as a WiFi reciver for my windows desktop

My laptop runs Ubuntu 15.04 on a Live USB because the hard drive died. Desktop PC doesn't have WiFi and runs Windows 8. I'd like to play some CS:GO on my desktop PC. Is it possible to just use the ...
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Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
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Broken Directory Icon Overlay Image

How would I go about tracking down the cause of (what looks like) a broken directory icon overlay? Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about I've had a look at the ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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How to reliably trigger “color scheme performance” popup in Windows 7?

This question is specifically about Windows Embedded Standard 7, however I believe it is relevant for non-embedded Windows 7 also. I am using an i7-2600 / i7-2600K with Intel HD2000/HD3000 graphics. ...
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How will the Win10 free upgrade work?

I have a laptop with Win7 that I would like to upgrade to Win10, but if I install Win7 and then upgrade to Win10 through the Windows Update manager (When available), is my license key then added as a ...
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Print images on standard paper in Windows 7

My children enjoy creating artwork in paint or paint.net, and often want to print it. But when printing an image file, Windows 7 brings up a special "Print Pictures" dialog instead of the normal print ...
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Save Current Recorded Macro in Notepad++

I'm hoping someone can help, or at least identify this is a known issue. I'm able to record a macro in Notepad++ (Windows 7, 64-bit) and "stop recording" but at any time after that, the Macro menu ...
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Windows 7 Dualview: Allow mouse transfer to smaller monitor on complete display height

I have a 2 monitor setup, a large 2560x1440 main monitor and a second 1080p monitor to the left. However, there's always a significant amount of screenheight where my mouse gets stuck when I try to ...
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Windows 7 taskbar is hidden but still docked

I want to reclaim the space taken by the taskbar and also hide it (not visible at all, ever), however I still need to be able to access the Start menu via Ctrl-Esc (Windows key is disabled on this ...
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New AMD R9 270X GPU isn't recognized by Windows 7 x64 - UPDATED

I just bought a Sapphire Radeon R9 270X graphics card and installed it. The installer on the driver installation CD it came with only shows this list of compatible cards though - it doesn't include ...
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Triple boot 3 OS's on 3 separate SSD's

I am attempting to set up a system with 3 separate OS's (Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 TP) all on three separate SSD's. I can currently boot into each one if I use a boot override via the UEFI BIOS on my ...
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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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What are the underlying Windows7 mechanics that are responsible for opening selected files via key 'Enter'?

I need to create a batch script that opens n files, of same type and same suffix, with program p, without creating n instances of p (i. e. use multiple tabs instead of multiple instances). For some ...
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Multiple instance of rundll32.exe found, but what are they doing ? Suspious?

I recently found there are always two instance of rundll32.exe running on my computer. I was able to retrieve info about modules that are using them, but what are these modules? Am I infected by a ...
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How to config Win 7 to make it open all new windows centered in screen

Is there a setting for Windows 7 to make it always open new windows centered on the screen so I don't have to manually click and drag them there? And that's for all windows, not Folder Options. tyia
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Default uncheck “Always use the selected program to open this kind of file”

Is there any way to have the "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" option unchecked by default? I found this method to have the option disabled. I haven't tried it yet, but ...
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Disabling/Unbinding IPv6 on a specific network adapter without UI

My problem is similar to the one described in http://serverfault.com/questions/257118/how-to-disable-ipv6-on-a-particular-network-interface-using-server-core - just on Windows 7. The answers seemed ...
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How to make the windows alt-tab task switcher appear on the screen the pointer is at

I have a Windows 7 setup with two screens. I often use alt+tab to switch between windows but the app switcher dialog always appears on the main screen, which may be a different screen from the one ...
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Font wont Install correctly in Windows 7

I am having a problem where I cannot seem to install the 'Gotham' font correctly. The font files are in my fonts folder, but when I try to use them in a program, they are not displaying correctly. ...
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Windows 7 screen not displayed after installing Ubuntu

I bought a new Lenovo laptop with DOS and I wanted to make it dual boot (Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7, both 64 bit). I took the following steps to install both systems: Installed Windows 7 OS ...
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Sudden bluescreens when interacting with the Steam platform

I recently made a build for a friend and things are running great, except he always gets bluescreens that indicate a hardware issue when interacting with the Steam platform. Bootscreens often occur as ...
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Library folder missing from backup

I've found an issue with Windows Backup which puzzles me a bit. I've 3 folders in my Pictures library. One folder (E:\Pictures) is on a secondary hard drive. I've added the library to the backup ...
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Chrome not asking to remember passwords

So at one point, Chrome asks you (after login) if you want it to save the password. The next few times I login, the dialog box/bar doesn't pop up but the key icon near the star is there. I click ...
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DISM Error 2 with custom Windows 7

I am trying to add storage drivers to a company customized version of Windows 7. I am able to mount this image using imagex, but when I try to put the drivers in using DISM, i get the following error: ...
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Installing new Text-To-Speech languages on Windows 7 32bit Home Premium

I've been hoping to install a Spanish Text-To-Speech voice for use with a vb.Net program I'm creating. I've downloaded MSSpeech_TTS_es-ES_Helenafrom ...
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Can I move a partition on a virtual disk to physical disk?

When installing Windows 7 64-bit three years ago on my new build, I had to use a software tool (Seagate DiskWizard) to create a 'virtual' hard drive as I was using a 3TB drive (over the 2TB supported ...
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Password required when trying to ssh into a server using Cygwin on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a server at our company, and one of the things I'd like to be able to do is host public Git repositories on it which I can access over ssh. Both the server and the workstation I'm ...
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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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Windows 7 up/left arrow keys commands

OK, I've attempted to find answers for this issue here and elsewhere and it is driving me insane. I'm on a corporate issue Lenovo w530 laptop [aka HUGEBRICK] running Windows 7. Somehow the up and ...
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Scanner is only detected and not the printer

OK. I have a new Epson L210 printer, a multi-function printer. But whenever I connect it to my Windows 7 64-bit computer, the only detected function of the printer is the scanner. There is no ...
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Does Windows 7 impose a limit on incoming Websocket connections?

I've spent the last hour searching Google for this, and while there's quite a lot of content on it, I still can't figure it out. My situation: I'm using Windows 7 64bit and I've got a web chat ...
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Can't unset 'Read-only (Only applies to files in folder)' in windows 7

I know other people have asked this before, but none of the suggested solutions work. I think this is blocking me write access to a folder using java (not sure though). No matter what I do the box is ...
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Create BitLocker container and save the password for user not computer

I can create a BitLocker container and connect it as a drive. Then I can encrypt that container with BitLocker and then I have the possibility to save the password for a computer. So that means ...
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“Windows Security” alert when moving files in My Documents/Desktop (local disk)

Every time I try to move a file to a different location in My Documents or on the Desktop by dragging it I get a "Windows Security" alert telling me "These files might be harmful to your computer". I ...
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How do I stop Windows from flooding smartcard with APDUs

Whenever I put a smartcard in/on my smartcard reader Windows (7 Prof, x64) immediately starts flooding it with APDUs possibly trying to identify the type of the card (SELECT and READ_DATA commands). ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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Audio buzz and video glitch when any update or restore point creation starts the Volume Shadow Service

I have the above problem and see that others do too. I've had no help from Microsoft and am asking if anyone else knows a solution. Please post if you do. Here is a description of the problem, what ...
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Monitor won't come out of Power Save mode

I've seen a lot posts written by people having this problem and I've been trying for about 3 hours now to figure this out but I've had no luck. What I believe led to this was me trying to play a ...
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VM image inaccessible in Virtual Box

I have Virtual Box installed on base OS RHEL 5.5. I am using Windows 7 as a VM image on Virtual Box. While transferring a folder of 600MB on Windows I got a Virtual Box error saying Memory limit ...
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OpenSSH without password does not work Cygwin Windows 7

I've tried several ways to install openssh without password but it does not work. With password it works fine! (Cygwin, Windows7 32Bit) First I did it like execute ssh command without password? ...
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Mouse rotated 90 degrees

Three hours ago I opened a PDF file and my mouse changed its movement, like moving it left is down, etc. I have been fighting with this problem ever since. I have read many forums but nothing helped. ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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Override Skype's “close” (X) button

I use Skype quite frequently and there is something that has bugged me for quite a while. I recently started looking around for a fix to the issue for a relative that also uses Skype. The problem is ...
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Samsung Recovery Solution 5 - Restore backup to blank hard disk

Has anyone had any success with restoring a Samsung (Win 7) that uses the Samsung Recovery Solution 5 onto a new (thus blank) hard disk? I've taken the complete backup through the POST F4 ...
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Desktop icon spacing changed after monitor replacement

I just replaced my monitor with a TV Monitor of the same resolution and size (22" 1920x1080), but when I restarted Windows all the icons were in a different position. I was expecting this kind of ...
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Local Profile To Domain Roaming Profile Desktop background black

Intro I've setup a Domain at my house and I want my local profiles to be a Roaming Domain Profile. This is what I did so you guys know all my steps: Let's use the local Profile Pikachu and the ...
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DNS options windows 7 aren't saved?

I'm trying to use a free DNS (such as Google's: 8.8.8.8 / 8.8.4.4) by typing this in thoses options: But when I click on "validate settings upon exit" and "ok", the network diagnostic tool from ...