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Can't install Internet Explorer for Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. My IE crashes when starting, so I tried to reinstall. I downloaded IE11-Windows6.1.exe from the MS site. But when I run it, it says That's odd. I thought IE11 was ...
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How can I turn off Windows 7 Update restart reminders if I have Home Premium?

This popup appears after Windows updates have been (partially) installed: It is incessantly annoying and I'd like to prevent it form appearing. There are plenty of articles that recommend disabling ...
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USB keyboards keep disconnecting and reconnecting

Issue: USB keyboard keeps disconnecting and reconnecting. It has disconnected 6 times as I've typed this post. It generally reconnects after about 3 seconds. OS: Win 7 Pro 64 bit MB: Gigabyte ...
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Win-7 Upgrade from VISTA is refused with error: Upgrade from XP not supportet

I did an successful upgrade from XP-Pro 32-bit to Vista Business SP1 32-bit. Now I want to do an upgrade to Win-7 Pro 32-bit. After checking the Vista Partition, the setup program fails with the error ...
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How to install Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role service in Hyper-V 2012 R2

I am using the free Hyper-V 2012 R2. I am trying to add RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to one of my VMs. I have installed a dedicated GPU for this. However when I go to "add hardware" I get the error: ...
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Files get corrupted frequently while copying to external hard drives

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit (updated all important updates yesterday) and have several external usb hard drives (self powered 3.5 inch). I recently noticed while copying files to the external drive ...
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Can you move applications to arbitrary sound output devices on Windows 7?

I have 2 apps that make sound and my PC is connected to a TV via HDMI. I want one of the apps to output sound to the PC speakers and the other to the TV speakers. How can I do that please?
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Slow down or rate-limit USB traffic on Windows

I'm doing maintenance work on an application that communicates with a custom human input device over USB. The application had a bug (now fixed) that caused intermittent issues when data arrived from ...
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Windows 7 & Linux Mint sharing: W7 can't see LM

I have a Linux Mint 15 desktop and Windows 7 laptop that I am attempting to share files and a printer with. I have a bit of an odd problem that I can't figure out how to resolve. I've configured the ...
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Connecting a Dell Optiplex 755 to 4 monitors

A few months ago I connected 4 (four) DELL 2009W Monitors (yes 4 of them) to a Dell Inc. OptiPlex 790 01. Windows 7 Enterprise (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601) I used the original Dell proprietary ...
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How to access a PC with these conditions

I can't access a PC remotely and I'm trying to figure this out. The PC is on our corporate domain (Still in AD - Shows on PC) Ping via IP, not with PCName.domain Can't access it thru UNC Path ...
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Problems using Diskpart to resolve 'Read Only' issue on external 2TB external MyBook

I've got a problem with an external disk which suddenly, mid-session decided it was read only. I've tried the right click, properties, attributes, read only - to no avail, so then decided to approach ...
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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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disconnecting from Juniper Network Connect VPN on OS X VirtualBox WIndows7 guest fries network

BACKSTORY: Every time I disconnect from my Juniper Network Connect VPN (when running the client on the guest), I get a yellow flag on the network icon in the system notification area of my toolbar in ...
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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 ...