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Can I read a smartcard in a virtual machine?

My employer requires a smartcard to login to their web-based remote working platform. I want to access this platform by using a Remote Desktop Connection on to my Windows 7 Virtual Machine, with the ...
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AMD Phenom II X2 555 BE, core unlock suddenly not working?

I've had a Phenom II X2 555 BE for around 2 - 3 years. When I got it, I immediately core unlocked it with my ECS A880GM-A3 mobo, which makes it turn into a Phenom II X4 B55. A few days ago, I ...
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Have to copy twice to correctly copy Chinese characters

I'm using Windows 7, I can view Chinese characters fine on webpages, but when I copy and paste them somewhere, they show up as ???'s. This is probably because I don't have Eastern Asian languages ...
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Cancel adding several tracks into a playlist in Traktor

I mistakenly added 10 tracks at once into a playlist in Traktor: is there any way to cancel the operation right after I added them, without having to go into the playlist and deleting manually? I use ...
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How can I tell if my wired ethernet connection is using 802.1X authentication on Windows 7?

From a command prompt (or a script) I'd like to be able to query the wired interface to determine if it has succesfully established an 802.1X connection, or if it has fallen back to unauthenticated ...
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Unable to install audio drivers on Windows 7

I am not able to install audio drivers on Windows 7. While installing VIA HD Audio Codec Driver I get following message: Dxdiag results:
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Windows 7 File Transfer Speed Over Gigabit is Exceeding Expected Limits(!?)

I have two PCs and a network switch, all gigabit hardware. I transferred this ISO file between them and noticed the Windows copy dialog reporting faster rates than I expected: 181 MB/s ? How could ...
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Content.IE5 in sysWOW64 directory keeps growing

I have a problem at the moment where the content.ie5 directory in the Temporary Internet Files folder in \Windows\syswow64 is just growing by many GB per day (9GB overnight) I am able to manually ...
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Random Three Clicking Sound

This has been an issue I have heard myself and from others for over a year now. At seemingly completely random times of the day while I have headphone in I can hear a three mouse clicking sounds. ...
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Cannot shrink ntfs partition with GParted - couldn't update MFT error

I'm shrinking my data partition (>550 GB) to open up some space for installing Ubuntu (along side my existing Windows 7). However, I received this message: ERROR(30): Couldn't update MFT own ...
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Thunderbird keeps freezing

Every time I do something in Thunderbird it freezes and says "Not Responding" from anywhere between 10 seconds to a full minute. When I say something I mean: moving a message, opening a message, ...
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Stop Windows %tmp% environment variable using short file name

I have a C++ application that is using the %tmp% variable (from the GetTempPath() function). Unfortunately there is a bug where it can't handle the tidle that may appear in the user's local temp ...
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Why does my Windows 7 box sometimes go into “lock screen” mode when NOT idle?

My computer is configured to go into "lock screen" mode after it has sat idle for a few minutes for security purposes. This usually works fine. However, starting sometime in the past month or two it ...
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ClearType keeps reseting (disabling) every time I restart windows

At work, I have a machine in which some fonts look awful, so I need to turn on ClearType to make them look good, and it works perfectly fine. But whenever I restart the machine, Windows keeps ...
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hard drive detected internally but not externally

I have an acer laptop with a WD hard drive I have been using for about a year. Of late I noticed my system slow down dramatically. Further inspection revealed that the hard drive was going bad. The ...
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Windows 7's Compatibility Mode Behavior

I'm trying to find out which precise changes are introduced by setting an application icon property. This question points to descriptions of how to use that functionality in a program under ...
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Remap OS X Option/Alt key in Windows 7 VirtualBox VM

I am attempting to use SharpKeys in Windows 7 to remap the OS X Option/Alt key, however, when I click the type key button, the Option/Alt key doesn't show up, it acts as if I had not pushed the key at ...
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Windows 7 - window dragging vertically when panning on overscroll - can it be disabled?

I have a Windows 7 touch screen computer. I noticed that when I have windowed applications which are vertically scrollable, for example Windows Task manager, and I scroll (with touch) to the bottom ...
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Computer screen goes black accessing network folders

We have a computer on our network whose screen goes black when you try to access shared folders on the network. When working locally it doesn't happen at all. But if you, for instance, open the run ...
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Windows 7 moves all program windows to single screen when reconnecting external screen(s)

I frequently disconnect my external displays from my laptop (it's a workstation that natively supports driving two external displays) to take it with me. Every time I come back and reconnect it, all ...
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some programs running much slower after mscvrt runtime redistributable delete/reinstall

UPDATE: It appears that there may have been an unfortunate coincidence. It seems that right around the time I was doing these builds and deletions of redistributables, my laptop power adapter was ...
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Piping STDIO Output To Audio Device In Windows 7

What I'm looking for is a way to take the stdio output of my short program I wrote and pipe it to an audio device, much in the way that I can with linux. I'm experimenting with short programs that ...
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Strange Windows Error: Several programs open HTML files

I've installed on my computer Visual Studio 12 and Maya 2014, but there's a problem that prevents me from working with either of them. In Visual Studio, it happens when I create a new Win32 project, ...
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Internet stops working when using Microsoft Network Monitor

I need to sniff some http request that a software is making, so I've downloaded Microsoft Network Monitor which I have used in the past on other computers without any problems. So I run the network ...
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External monitor very dim via laptop VGA

I have an HP DV6 2115sa laptop running Windows 7, and have been using an external monitor (Samsung SyncMaster) using the VGA port. Having previously worked perfectly, it now suddenly seems to be an ...
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Making a file accessible only when on a specific computer

We have a system that we would like to protect against xcopy onto another machine. The system consists of MFC app, some .NET components and lots of configuration files. If we were able to make a ...
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Cloning win 7 32 bit from HD to SSD Macrium reports incompatible sector size

Created a drive image of Win 7 Prof 32 bit on an HP 6930P laptop from the internal Seagate 160Gb HD on to a USB 3 TB Toshiba HD with Macrium (5.something,latest free download) and verified. Bought ...
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How to install/enable ktpass.exe on Windows 7?

How can I install or enable the ktpass.exe utility on a Windows 7 workstation?
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VirtualBox suddenly disabled auto-resize guest display

I've been using VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host for school for several weeks now. Suddenly today, my Ubuntu box locked up - I shut it down and rebooted, and now my screen isn't resizing as it should. ...
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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different (not all) .NET programs quietly fail on windows 7 ultimate

For some time now, I have trouble running different programs on my windows 7 x64 ultimate pc. Most importantly right now: mRemoteNG. They do not start at all. No process can be found in the task ...
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Recent changes to drop-down lists and display in Google Chrome

I'm currently using Chrome version 32.0.1700 on Windows 7 and after last (or one of last) browser update I noticed some strange (at least to me) changes in look & feel of this browser. I would ...
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Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) hangs

I am sharing my Wifi internet by creating a virtual network through the following commands netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=MyWifi key=XXXXXXX netsh wlan start hostednetwork It works ...
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Windows Live Family Safety: how to specify click-through permissions

I'm trying to setup URL block lists on Microsoft Windows Live Family Safety. Ideally what I would like to do is block direct access to youtube.com but to allow some content from youtube to remain ...
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BSOD - Hollow file with actual size

I was working in VS 2012 on a cpp file when I got a BSOD. When the pc turned back on, I couldn't see the contents of the file again. These are the details: when I open the file I was working on ...
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iexplore.exe stays open after closing Internet Explorer

I sometimes use Internet Explorer 10, and I noticed that once you start Internet Explorer the process iexplore.exe shows up in the Task Manager. This is normal, however this process is not killed ...
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Technical reason behind Mac OSX-formatted exFAT disk cannot be written in Windows 7?

Read from this discussion thread and my current experience (annoyed by a USB drive), a USB drive formatted to exFAT in Mac OS X is unable to write in Windows 7. However, a disk formatted with exFAT in ...
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How does Windows determine which network status icon to show?

I installed Bluesoleil to experiment with an old Bluetooth adapter, and then I uninstalled it. After it was uninstalled, the systray icon for network status always shows a red X. However, I'm ...
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How to have bigger text in Windows Explorer only?

I am running Windows 7 with recommended resolution of 1366x768. I am finding the font in explorer really small and painful. If I increase the font size from control panel EVERY software gets an ugly ...
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Windows 7, sound is intermittently dropping

I have a Windows 7 laptop, a Toshiba Satellite Pro C650 (Conexant HD audio - don't know the exact chipset). I've just put it back into service for the kids to watch movies on after several months in ...
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Trying to install Fedora 20 as a Oracle Virtual Box VM ; Installer launches to black screen

I'm trying to install Fedora 20 as a Oracle VM Virtual Box; shortly after the installer launches it just goes to a black screen. My machine is running Windows 7 and the Virtual Box install is the ...
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Windows 7 HP x64 - small cmd window

I've reinstalled my Windows 7 last time and few days ago my command prompt window suddenly became smaller (font 4x6 px). I simply changed the font and it works fine for command prompt window, but e.g. ...
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How can I add the Windows 8 style copy / move dialog box (detailed view with a real-time throughput graph) in Windows 7?

Windows 8 added a detailed view with a real-time throughput graph to the copy / move dialog box (video): Is there anyway to add such a graph in Windows 7?
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Moving python modules across computers

I'm going to be getting a new laptop running 64-bit Windows 7. On my current 32-bit Windows XP laptop, I have a large number of python modules in the site-packages folder that I want on the new ...
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Office Document Icons still messed up after reassociation

My MS Office 2010 documents show up like this in Explorer: They open fine, but I'd like to get the icon corrected. I have run a repair from Add/Remove programs. I have cleared the icon cache ...
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Is there a way to invoke the ANSI ATA enhanced secure erase command targeting an SSD after booting into Windows 7?

I'm too lazy to burn a bootable image, and then wait for the wiping to occur. To securely (in terms of lack of recoverability and safety to the SSD) wipe a Crucial M4 SSD. Is there a DOS command or a ...
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How to allow a secure remote desktop login, yet keep things convenient?

So I want to have RDP on my main desktop machine and while I did this countless times already, I always used just the hardest possible random passwords. Which indeed works quite well on servers, as ...
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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 ...