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Deny application access to hard drive or volume in Windows 7+

I want to deny some of the applications on my computer to access certain drives or logical volumes, but couldn't find a solution so far. Background: My PC has an SSD as system drive and a 15TB Raid-6 ...
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Can not copy files after installing windows

I am experiencing a weird problem. I was running Xubuntu on my laptop until yesterday that I had to delete Xubuntu and install Windows. I had a NTFS partition on my Xubuntu that I kept some files on ...
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Windows 7 Navigation Bar — show only plain favourites?

Is there a method to force Windows 7 show only plain list of favourites every time a new Explorer window is open? I love the way it was previously done in Vista (no tree, no root item):
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Any way to get a lighter install of the NVidia driver?

This is the official download page. Currently the download is around 200 MB. I really doubt that the a video driver can take that much space, but let's say it does. After install at least 1 GB of ...
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Chrome ignores some imported certificates

On Windows 7 with Chrome 30. I have a few websites running on localhost over SSL. Visiting them always displays the standard "The site's security certificate is not trusted!" message from Chrome. I ...
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Having problems install win7 by using virtualbox in ubuntu

After installing ubuntu 12.10 on my notebook, I just tried to install Windows 7 64 bit with service pack by using virtualbox. By the time I run virtualbox ,the system said fail to boot. I'm pretty ...
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Window 7 does not have games listed in the add feature section

Windows 7 pro - I would like to activate games but games is not listed in the turn on & off features window. How do I add the games?
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switch opened windows between two or more monitors?

Is there a shortcut to switch opened windows between two or more monitors? (i.e. Win 1 opened on Monitor 1 is now switched w/ Win 2 opened on Monitor 2 and vice-versa). I know: Alt+Tab: But does not ...
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I got virus on my computer

I got virus on my computer. This is a list of executables of the virus: Name |Size |Description ------------------+------+------------- B06A.exe |162 |B06A D3F2.exe ...
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how can i set a complete folder, subfolders and exes to “run as” admin on windows 7?

I have an appref-ms program. It first checks for updates and then installs a program. Then executes the new version. Using the admin account I have no problems, but when I use a normal profile a have ...
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NX on windows 7 - disruptive screen configuration change

I am using NX on Windows7. Windows handles 2 montiors. NX running on the main one. After the screensaver was running, I got the following NX message: Disruptive screen configuration change. Restore ...
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Preventing Windows Update from updating a certain driver via command line/script?

I work as a part-time system administrator and recently (in the last few months), we've been experiencing BSODs on almost all PCs in our group. We do know that most of these BSODs were caused by a ...
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Connecting to Bluetooth Personal Area Network Fails

I'm trying to connect to my phone's Bluetooth PAN but nothing happens when I do. I click the button that says "Connect Using" which gives me two options: [Option 1] "Direct Connection" ...
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Printer Sharing - Ubuntu and Windows 7

Here is a description of my setup: I have a Brother DCP-7020 USB laser printer hooked up to a desktop computer running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Xubuntu desktop, if it matters). In my room is a laptop with ...
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Don't use admin rights by default on Windows 7

On my work computer, I'm currently in the admin user group, and whenever I run tasks using run, it automatically tries to run the task in admin mode, even for tasks that don't require it. Normally, I ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 on pre-installed Windows 8 laptop

I have a newer HP laptop with preinstalled Windows 8. I want to dual boot Windows 7 with it, but am unable to boot to the USB. To start with, I downloaded an .iso from Microsoft that I then copied ...
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Can't seem to disable Windows 7 password complexity requirements

So, even though this is the security policy I set for one machine: When trying to set passwords they still have to be over 16 characters and meet other various complexity requirements such as ...
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Open in Command line doesn't work anymore since the last windows update

Since the last Windows update (2013/11/12), this doesn't work anymore on Windows 7 64bit: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\cmd] @="Open cmd ...
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Desktop items vanishing

The problem I am having is with my desktop items. Just to confirm, I have already: Right clicked and selected "View" :- The box is checked. I have tried showing hidden and system files, - no joy. ...
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How do I get Windows 7 to recognize my second graphics card?

Really hope someone can help-- I recently purchased a second EVGA Geforce 660 to run in SLI mode on my PC, but no matter what, I can't seem to get the PC to recognize it. My Specs: (2) EVGA ...
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white box appears when scrolling

Over the last couple of weeks whenever I go to scroll up or down a page half of the page suddenly goes white and I can often see like a grey checked pattern (I'm sorry if that doesn't make sense, not ...
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Is there a way to remotely copy something from one shared folder to another shared folder without relaying through my system?

I have a remote Windows 7 host with several shared folders. \\foobox\shared1 = c:\FooFolder \\foobox\shared2 - d:\FooFolder If I connect to \\foobox via explorer on a remote windows system and try ...
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Windows Explorer 25% CPU usage while computer is idle?

I am facing a problem with my Windows Explorer. I cannot figure out why this happens even if the computer is idle. When I try to run some games that are old(released before 2005), at first trial the ...
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Windows 7 (x64) PC requires frequent rebooting

My Windows 7 (64 bit) PC develops a problem every few days and requires rebooting to fix it. Symptoms: I will notice that it's running very slowly, the UI can't even keep up with my typing, disk is ...
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windows cmd command replacement for awk

I have a large ascii file with 5 columns. I need to get rid of two of the existing columns and output in a new file. What command do I use in cmd windows environment to do this (I used to run awk or ...
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Windows 7 slowly freezing (app by app)

I think this is different from other "win 7 freeze" questions. :) I consider myself pretty experienced user but this is just too much for me. Let me explain what happens: Some program freezes ...
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How to set LAN proxy settings (of browser), username and password, to network settings so that all programs can use this

I use Win7 Home Premium. I can connect to an open wifi network, but there is no internet access. To use internet, under connections, LAN settings, I have to enable a proxy server. I have to set an IP ...
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Windows 7 search doesn't find anything

The search bar feature in the Windows 7 Explorer doesn't work. When I'm in a folder with a file named "file.txt" and search for "file", it doesn't find anything. It never finds anything really. The ...
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Windows 7 not showing on Grub 2 list

I have Linux Mint and Windows 7 installed on two separate drives. I have bounced between the two all day (initially trying to get mint to show in the windows boot list, and now working on getting ...
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Where are the default audio settings located?

In the audio devices Control Panel in Windows 7, there's a button titled "Restore Defaults" for any given audio device -- Where are these defaults coming from? Where are they stored (i.e., on-device, ...
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Error 10053 using composer

I need to use Composer in my wamp server on a windows 7 machine but I keep on getting a 10053 error. For example when I try to install laravel I get the following message: ...
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Display is dim after updating graphics driver

Tad bit of summary:So I have had the "pleasure" of owning an HP laptop for a few years now. Since HP does not update their drivers for a long time I was stuck with AMD 8.3 drivers. I recently updated ...
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Escape key strangely captured by javascript webshell

I am using GateOne as a WebShell on my VPS (only way to SSH to it through the proxy of the place...), it uses javascript to emulate a shell by capturing keystrokes. Everything works well, yet it ...
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Ad-hoc Wi-fi disconnects as soon as I rdc into a Windows 7 Enterprise

So, I have two notebooks: one is Windows 7 Enterprise lets call it "E" - other is Windows 7 Home Premium - lets call it "H". I have a 3G USB dongle which connects me to internet. The goal is to ...
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How do I keep Windows XP computers from turning Master Browser elections back on?

I have a wired LAN network that includes two XP computers and a Windows 7 computer. I previously turned off the two XP computers from running in the master browser elections so the Windows 7 computer ...
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How to get Win7 Windows Media Center reinstalled after uninstall

I made the mistake of uninstalling Windows Media Center, then changed my mind and tried to reinstall it. I've tried the standard procedure over 6 times: Go to Control Panel => Programs and ...
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How do I disable the small pen cursor in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine running a touch-driven application, and whenever a user touches the screen, this small diamond shaped cursor appears. I believe the cursor is intended for pen and tablet ...
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Windows lists the wrong Directshow Audio Capture Devices

Some time ago the directshow audio capture devices on my Win7 machine stopped updating. For example ffmpeg -list_devices true -f dshow -i dummy lists devices that have been uninstalled already and ...
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64-bit Excel 2010 Solver - Solver32.dll not found

I am trying to use Solver in 64-bit Excel 2010. When I run Solver, it opens the solver window, states that it has results and then popups the following error message: Run-time error '53' ...
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How to print a long PDF page on a receipt printer?

I have an Epson TM-T88IV thermal point of sale printer and I print receipts with it. The receipts are given in PDF format. I have the problem that since some weeks the printer can only print receipts ...
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Unbridging connection can't detect LAN?

I created a bridge connection with LAN and Wireless Adapter via Windows 7; works out ok for me and I decided to remove it. After removing, I can't seem to detect my LAN connection (diagnosing the LAN ...
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Alternative synaptics touchpad driver for windows 7

I have hp pavillion dv6 laptop(Windows 7) with a synaptics touchpad . The gestures like two finger scroll doesn't work automatically after I disabled a startup service or something. (I dont remember ...
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How to recursively restore older folder version in Windows 7?

While working on the computer (Windows 7 - HP Laptop), I tried to move a large folder and the system/operation froze. I tried to kill the process from the task manager, then restarted the computer. ...
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Skype doesn't always sign me in automatically

I have Skype set up to sign me in automatically on startup, but it doesn't always do so. Sometimes, it opens and just sits at the login screen until I find out about it a few hours later when my ...
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Windows 7 Scheduled Task with alternate credentials - Admin

I have a scheduled task on a win 7 box that runs under alternate permissions. The account that created the scheduled task was a local admin on the PC, but now the company is removing accounts from ...
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Tagging files in Windows 7

Is there a way to enable file tagging in Windows 7 like it was possible with XP? I think all the file properties are handled by the file system, not the OS itself, so there must be some registry fix ...
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What's so special about `hal.dll+12a3b`?

I have a BSOD/STOP 0x124 problem that keeps haunting me for a very very long time: It always happens at address hal.dll+12a3b. In my searches for an explanation/solution, I found suggestions that ...
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How to monitor hard drive thrashing with SSD?

A question I just asked here regarding HDD hard drive thrashing has prompted me to give pause and think about SSD thrashing. IMO, thrashing (ie, rapid and excessive reads and/or writes) is never good ...
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Resolution out stuck at 640x480 Win 7 on a Macbook Pro

Suddenly my display out is stuck at 640 X 480 resolution. I'm running a Macbook Pro with Win 7 on the bootcamp side, using a minidisplayport on both. On the mac side everything works fine. On the ...
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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: ...