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How to migrate Google Earth “My Places” to a new computer in Windows 7

Am using Windows 7, latest Google Earth (7.1.1.1580 as of today). I am migrating to a new computer. I have copied over the following directories: ...
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Part of my hard drive just died… anything I can do to get my data back?

One of the most important folders on my hard drive just died. It is no longer there at all. I got a few errors about files being corrupt before it disappeared. Anything I can do to get my data back?
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TrueCrypt system encrypted drive fails to load Windows

I have full system encryption on my Win 7 Pro/64 hdd. I boot the machine and enter the TrueCrypt password, and Windows starts to load but fails with the error message "The boot selection failed ...
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MPEG files damaged over time. How to fix?

I have a strange problem with a few MPEG files (.mp4 and .mpg). These files have been living on my hard disk for quite a long time. I also have recently copied them into a new disk, not having the ...
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Changing the color of compressed items in explorer search results

I have enabled both of options to compress NTFS files, and to show affected items with an alternative color under Exprorer->Tools->Folder Options. The issue I'm having is with the default color. To ...
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How can I get my Arduino Duemilanove to work with Windows 7?

I am having trouble getting my Arduino Duemilanove (w/ ATmega328) to work under Windows 7 Professional (64 bit). I have the Arduino 1.04 software in Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit) on the same ...
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Internet Explorer 10 doesn't seem to work with Sysinternals Desktops

I heavily use Sysinternals Desktops version 2 to manage multiple desktops. In the past, I used Internet Explorer 9 as this was the only web browser I found that could function across multiple ...
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How to share laptop internet to phone via bluetooth?

How do I make it so that my laptop, while connected to the wifi, will share it's internet connection to my Android phone via bluetooth? When I try to search for it, I keep getting solutions for the ...
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Sharing a folder with full access in Windows 7

I have the following situation: I need to share a folder in the root of drive C: on a Windows 7 machine. The share should provide read/write access for anybody on other machines on the local ...
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Start/stop services from command prompt under non Administrator user, but belonging to administrators group

I have a WIN7 computer with user which is in Administrator group. Let's call it MyUser. UAC turned ON. I have several services launched under local system. When I'm trying to start or stop these ...
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Is there a way to use an external computer's compiler and fetch results?

I have to use Windows 7 for some reason, but sometimes I need to compile and execute simple programs using C language, which are supposed to work in Linux. All of them are console applications, don't ...
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Windows Media Player 12 doesn't recognize RTSP protocol

I am trying to stream a live feed through RTSP to Windows Media Player 12 and get the error: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the specified protocol is not supported. If you ...
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windows 8 & 7 on separate HDDs

I had windows 7 on my old hard drive then I bought a new one so I decided to install a win 8 on it . now I have them on separate disk and if I want to use one I should select that Hdd on setup boot ...
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VNC doesn't work unless Server is running in User mode and RDP session is active

I'm having a very strange issue trying to use RealVNC 5.0.5 on my Windows 7 PC. I can't connect via VNC unless I have a standard Windows Remote Desktop connection open and have started the User mode ...
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32-bit .DLL registers on install (Win7 64-bit), but not regsvr32

I have a 32-bit application, that uses a VC++ 6 developed 32-bit .DLL (deployed as Win32UMinDependency) that I can't register on a Windows 7/8 64-bit machine. Along with the application are ...
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Smoothly switching between dual-monitor mirroring and video output

I am currently building a little home studio and I want to achieve the following: I have a Windows 7 machine hooked up to a DVI-Monitor and a HDMI-Monitor. Most of the times I want both screens to ...
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Handbrake output directory to include Title folder

I am using handbrake to convert my DVD's to .MP4 and have set the default output path Tools -> Options -> Output Files In here there is Default Path: which I have pointing to my Movies folder ...
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BSOD - “replacing invalid security ID with default security ID” - Cannot boot to windows, black screen

I was working away on my computer when it suddenly blue screened. It's maybe done that once many months ago. Upon Reboot it began running checkdisk, moving orphaned files and then it got to this ...
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How to delete “Program Files” folder in Windows 7

OK ... here is the deal ... I replaced my current drive C with a brand new drive and installed Windows 7 on the new drive. I took the old Drive C: and added it to a different SATA port and made it ...
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Changing windows 7 time to military time only on additional clocks

I'd like to have my timezone (central) stay at the short time AM/PM format, but I'd like to have an additional clock that would be a different time zone show a military time. I can change the windows ...
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How do I configure what connector maps to which speaker?

I have a Medion Erazer X6811 laptop running Windows 7. I'm trying to plug in this 5.1 channel headphone which works like 5.1 speakers. I plugged the 3 connectors into the laptop, and set the computer ...
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How do I find what runs when when returning from Windows 'secure' screen mode?

I have recently installed Windows 7 and still trying to learn how it works. The strange behavior is this: I set up the display for dual monitors and that works just fine. Later, when I get the ...
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What is Event ID 33: SpellChecker in Windows 7 and 8 about?

On newly installed Windows machines (Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7) I've seen event id 33 regularly appearing in the event viewer with this message: Failed to add hardcoded change pair "aids -> aids" ...
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How to reload windows color settings after change of registry key?

I've got a little question regarding the color settings in windows 7: Via Desktop-Right-Click -> Personalize -> Window Color -> Advances Settings I'm able to change the color of the selected items. ...
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Windows 7 Headphone Glitch

For some reason, it seems my headphones will not work right in Windows 7. When I plug them in, the built-in speakers (I have a laptop) get silenced, but no sound comes out of the headphones. Windows ...
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Disable bluetooth control dialog from popping up when a track change occurs?

I use a wired set of headphones when I have my laptop docked and connect to my phone using the Bluetooth audio sink in order to play music. This all works great, I just open the device profile and ...
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Installing USB Mouse on NF61S Micro AM2 SE?

I am using Windows XP sp3 and Windows 7 on NF61S Micro AM2 SE motherboard with AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4400+, 2.31Ghz, 1.93RAM link for motherboard site; ...
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Is it possible to create an instance of windows that has the limited amount of files needed to run

I have been experimenting with virtual machines and I am trying to figure out if their is a way to create a limited instance of Windows from your own version you are running? An example would be that ...
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How do I restore Windows ACL to default?

A few months ago I got my computer, and instead of sticking with the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium and OEM stuff I decided I want a clean install from a DreamSpark disc. At the time I also ...
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Access company files with Quickbooks multi user mode

We're using Quickbooks enterprise 7.0 contractor edition (I know, it's old...) We have a computer set up in the office that has the company server/copy of QB install, it's running in multi user mode ...
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Getting event 57:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur

I have a weird issue with my Windows7 desktop. There are two separate disks, C: (system) and D:. Both are encrypted with TrueCrypt. Every once in awhile I am getting following issue: all writes to ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium Ignoring DNS Suffix seach list

I am using Cisco AnyConnect to connect to my work network for a work from home situation. The connection is fine, however I am having a DNS problem. My work DNS has various suffixes, but for some ...
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Keyboard Type “th” twice when typing “the”

When I attempt to type the word "the", my keyboard gives me "ththe". Note this does not happen when I type "this" or "that" or "th" by itself. Nor does "te", "et","eh", "he". The "th" only repeats ...
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How do I add “Everyone” to “Share with” menu?

In order to share things in my place, I have to go into "Specific people..." and choose Everyone. Is there a way to just put "Everyone" in the right click menu? Homegroup is not an option, since I'm ...
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synergy: how to switch language on client

I use synergy to share single keyboard and mouse and clipboard on 2 computers. Server and Client computers run windows 7 x64 ultimate. On client computer I got 2 languages English and Russian. When I ...
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Word 2010 freezes when inserting a document cover - how do I determine the cause of the issue?

When I insert certain document covers in Word 2010 (64-bit) the program freezes. I then have to end the process, relaunch Word and then use the recovery version of the document in order to continue ...
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Virtual Box Bridged network w/ Static IP Win7 host Ubuntu Guest

Last year, I had no trouble with doing the following: Create virtual machine Set network adapter to bridged adapter Set static IP Guest connects to Internet, host connects to guest @ 192.168.1.xxx ...
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Outlook auto-complete list doesn’t remember names or email addresses

I have MS Outlook 2010, but the Auto-Complete list doesn’t remember names or email addresses. It remembers them for the first time before I close and open Outlook again. When I open Outlook it seems ...
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Every time i run Vmware i get this error; Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running

Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running. To fix this error i go to: "Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services, clicked on VMware Authorization Service ...
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Windows 7 fails to start after shut down

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on a 2-year old Lenovo SL510 laptop. This is the current issue: Windows fails to start after the computer shuts down. It gets to the Windows logo load screen and ...
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Extracting a zip file via VBScript running as a service

Details OS: Windows 7 UAC: Disabled What: I am running a VBScript that extracts a zip file, and the vbscript is kicked off by Jenkins service. I need to use the VBScript, and I can not use external ...
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hidden #ignore folder

My Downloads folders has a subfolder named #ignore with the following content: 30/05/2011 12:42 PM 52,428,800 050.mb 30/05/2011 12:42 PM 62,914,560 060.mb Any ideas where it came ...
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'All Programs' Shortcuts are missing

Using Windows 7, when I go to Start -> All Programs I can see the full structure and all of the shortcuts, but when I click on one, nothing happens. I navigated to: ...
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Windows 7 shows all drives when on Ubuntu

I have a laptop and a desktop. On my Desktop I have Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and I just recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. In Ubuntu I setup samba, and attached myself to the network which ...
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Desktop Icon's cannot be moved & Scrolling in excel does not work

I have a domain user running Windows 7 Pro and he is having an issue where his icons on his desktop get stuck and cannot be moved (Auto Arrange is unchecked). What's even more weird is when he is ...
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Lenovo W510 won't resume from sleep with second hard drive installed

I have a 128GB SSD in place of the original hard drive and the old hard drive, a 160GB HDD in the ultrabay with a third party adapter. Running Windows 7 Enterprise. This problem does not happen when I ...
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Wireless Router Connection Notifications

For Windows 7, is there, ideally, a small program for the task bar that shows a list of all devices/MAC Addresses that are connected to the wireless router, and perhaps also notifies when a new ...
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Program (still) does not show up in windows 7 recent programs

I use Wunderlist (v2) a lot. I would like it to show up in my recent programs list on Windows 7, and I don't want to pin it to the top. But no matter how many times I run it, it does not show up on my ...
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System does not work anymore after migrating to UEFI

I have recently updated my BIOS to UEFI (big mistake...). When I boot in Windows 7 x64 now, it does not recognize any USB driver (even mouse and keyboard).I tried to use Windows Repair Disc to Restore ...
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MultiMarkdown in Notepad ++

What methods are available to use Notepad++ as a MultiMarkdown editor/viewer? I have been unable to locate anything in Google, and was wondering what recommendations exist? Just to be clear, by ...