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How do I know if the software on a computer is compatible with Windows 10?

Several computers at home currently run on Windows 7 or Windows 8. How do I know if the software on those computers is compatible with Windows 10 ? When I say software, I mean: Drivers for the ...
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How to temporally disable chrome extensions notifications

with new release of chrome 47, i'm not able anymore temporally disable notifications from bell icon in task bar in windows 7 when i play games in window-fullscreen mode, they appear and i prefer not ...
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Windows Explorer crashes if I click a specific file generated by Visual Studio

I have this .dll file I just can't delete: C:\Users\Alisson\Source\Repos\portal-do-guitar-flash\PortalGuitarFlash.Web\obj\Debug\PortalGuitarFlash.Web.dll I have admin rights and the only way of ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad HDD Error While Running Recovery Tool - Windows 7 OS

My Lenovo T430 started to "hang" or shut-down unexpectedly. Norton's did not find any viruses, but when running the Lenovo hardware tests (included with the system), a HDD failure was identified. I ...
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W7 Home Premium x64 fresh install - won't detect usb flash drive for drivers

just installed W7 on a new build and can't get the drivers installed. I was having issues during the installation - it was hanging on finalizing settings - and did a new install without the ethernet ...
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How do I fix the “missing WiFi” issue with the Windows 10 upgrade?

I've read a lot of suggested fixes for this. I've tried the Command Prompt reg edit fix to no avail. I upgraded to Windows 10 back in August 2015. I've not paid attention to the absence of the Wi Fi ...
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How to match windows and linux mouse speed (with acceleration turned ON)

I have Ubuntu at work and Windows 7 at my home. Mouse speed on both OSes are very different so I feel very painful to adjust from one to another when I get to office in the morning and get back home ...
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How secure is VeraCrypt by IDRIX when compared to the now defunct TrueCrypt?

I would like to know how safe is VeraCrypt by IDRIX to use when compared to TrueCrypt, which as the webiste states is unsecure. Had IDRIX managed to fix all the security bugs in TrueCrypt or is there ...
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Bluetooth earpiece pairs, connects, but plays no sound.

My earpiece worked fine until BOOM, it didn't. (Suspicion: I had recently run "Driver Booster 2", but I seem to recall the earpiece working after that - at least for awhile...Correlation, Causation)? ...
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Edit text from the preview pane in Windows Explorer

Is there any way to configure Windows Explorer so as to be able to edit text from the preview pane, when previewing text files? I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate.
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Microsoft Office 2010 Filter Packs version x86 or x64

I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Microsoft Office 2010 Professionall Plus x86 (i.e. the 32-bit NOT the 64-bit Office version as recommended by Microsoft). Now I also want to install ...
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What happens when we Switch User in Windows?

I have an old Windows 7 laptop. When I lock it (for example, using WinKey + L), it takes about half a second to show the lock screen. But then, when I click the Switch User button, it can take a full ...
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Connect to two wifi networks with one wifi network card on Windows (one for lan, one for internet)

I have a ZONE WIFI with my android celphone activated and connected via my network wifi card, so I can't connect to my LAN network via wifi at the same time, there is a way that I can connect both at ...
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Can I recover my HDD data after clean installing Win 7 on SSD, after the installation created System Reserved Partition in the HDD instead of the SSD?

I can't find the solution by searching the forums because I lack too much knowledge about partition tables functioning. I've found this quite similar situation Recover or recreate partition after &...
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Trick Windows 7 into downloading a repair disk without an optical drive

I have, over time, encountered numerous problems which have caused me to repair/restore Windows 7. I don't have an optical drive installed on my system which causes me various issues including not ...
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Downgrading Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to Windows 7 Professional x64 or Ultimate x64

Is it possible to downgrade Windows 7 Enterprise x64 to a Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate x64 installation? Can this be done without doing a clean install? I am aware that a different license is required ...
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No net access from cmd

tl/nr: I am behind a proxy. The proxy configuration comes with a pac file. The internet connection is working fine in browsers but not on cmd. How can I access internet from everywhere? Long: I am ...
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Keyboard turns on computer despite BIOS setting

I'm currently using a Steelseries 6gv2 keyboard, and pressing a button turns on my computer. Now I went into the BIOS and checked all the power button settings and anything involving powering up ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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Postpone install of Windows 10 for 1 month?

I currently run Windows 7, and I reserved a copy of Windows 10. I got a prompt that it is ready to install yesterday, but when it asks what date to schedule the installation for; you can only choose ...
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Adding dotted lines indicating the hierarchical structure in a bullet list in Microsoft Word

Is there any way to add dotted lines (or any other visual indicator) indicating the hierarchical structure in a bullet list in Microsoft Word? E.g. like some file browsers show: (I don't want any ...
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Old Win7 system created Homegroup but no longer on network

I had an old Win7 system and I created a Homegroup that all my computers joined. The system has been taken out of service so I can no longer access the homegroup password to add new computers. I ...
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McAfee firewall blocks localhost in subprocess only

This is a programming-related question but seemed more appropriate for SuperUser than StackOverflow. I have installed McAfee (a trial version of LiveSafe -- Internet Security) on my PC. I am running ...
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Windows 7 - 2 simultaneous network connections

I have two (onboard) ethernet adapters that I would like to use to access both a LAN (used to communicate with a highspeed camera) and the internet. After implementing recommendations from these two ...
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What happens to Windows 7 guests under Virtual PC when the Host machine gets updated with windows 10?

I have a host desktop pc (with Windows 7). It runs inside VirtualPC another virtual pc running windows 7. What happens if I update the host computer to windows 10. Given that Windows8 didn't have ...
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HDMI switcher causes screen to blink at 1440p on Windows

I use an HDMI switcher to easily switch my main monitor between my laptop and my desktop. It's a really simple standalone switcher with three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and an optional micro USB ...
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GPT disk created in Windows 7 not properly recognised by Windows 10

I have an internal 3 terabyte WD Black disk that was set up as GPT (presumably?) and formatted with one NTFS partition spanning the entire disk under Windows 7. After upgrading to Windows 10, the ...
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Is it possible to install TAP-Windows virtual OpenVPN network driver in a completely unattended manner?

The TAP-Windows is a network driver used by OpenVPN to establish remote connections. It is included on its main GUI installer, but it prompts to the user to accept unsigned driver. OpenVPN ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64Bit… now thinks it's a 16Bit OS? I can't “repair” Windows or MS Office suite?

Question : What software tools can repair Windows 7 Pro 64Bit, when it has been damaged (ie. it thinks it is a 16Bit OS and won't repair from Win7 install disk). NOTE : When trying to avoid a ...
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Monitor only works when I reboot Windows

I have a problem with my computer: I switch it on, I know it's running but I can't see nothing on the screen. As soon as my keyboard lights are on, I know Windows has already started, and I can reboot ...
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Backing up software with its licenses

I have a PC which is mostly used for photo and video editing. This PC was starting to get slow and I decided I had to install some more RAM memory in it (6GB in total now). After doing that, I ...
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Windows 7 Explorer - number of undoable actions (undo levels)?

Could it be M$ changed that number from 10 in previous Windows versions to 1 (ONE)? Create a new folder. Create 11 new documents of whatever type is handy in your context menu. Delete them one after ...
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Parity errors after verify with Intel RST

I have Intel RST RAID 1 running on a Windows 7 machine. I have it set to do a verify and repair every week. I frequently notice parity errors, some weeks over 100 for a 1 TB RAID 1 array. I've ...
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2nd monitor won't turn on after computer power off

I've got two identical screens both connected via DisplayPort to a GTX 970. Then one day only one of my monitors turned on after I turned on the PC. My main monitor turns on just fine - every time. ...
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Outlook 2013 VBA Editor Launches Without Displaying Debug and Edit Toolbars

Just an annoyance, but I've hunted through every editor command option to no avail. Just switched laptops, and in my old VBA editor it launched each time with no code windows open and the debug and ...
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How can I get this Razer Inc — Other Hardware update off my computer?

I keep getting this pop-up near all the time even after sending it multiple times. It seems to correspond with this update highlighted. There is no KB #, though. There is no mention of it in ...
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How to prevent rdiff-backup on cygwin from crashing?

I'd like to employ rdiff-backup for backing up my user directory of my Windows 7 - 64 bits. I use the following command line: rdiff-backup -v5 /cygdrive/D/home/maxp /cygdrive/t/Backup/Users/maxp/...
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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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Is there a way to enable font smoothing only for specific apps in Windows?

I like non-smoothed fonts on my desktop's monitor, but some apps just don't look okay because they use built-in fonts which are not suitable for aliased rendering. So when I need to do some reading, I ...
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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 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\...
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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 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 ...