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Trouble installing video card (software) on a new build

I'm trying to install my AMD Radeon 6970 graphics card onto my new build, but for some reason I can't get the computer to recognize it. I downloaded the driver off the internet, since the card did not ...
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games and movies become too slow after some time

On my gaming desktop, I was fixing my desktop's power supply when something seemed to burn (I got that stinging burning smell). However when I turned ON the computer (it was OFF before), everything ...
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System Idle is at 99%, Physical memory at 40%: why so slow?

I have a Win 7 32-bit Pro machine joined to a domain on a 10/100 ethernet connection. At times this machine runs all sorts of slow. For example, it took it 20 seconds for a command prompt to pull ...
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Can't install Windows 7: not a valid Win32 application

I Have a Windows 7 disk but it won't automatically install. I get the same window over and over, saying it isn't a valid Win32 application. I can't boot from it, either. I have a Gateway GT5238e ...
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Computer freeze at night [closed]

Every night except one this week my laptop froze over night. I tried to check the event viewer, but there's no real help there. Tonight I'll do a memtest to check the RAM. And this shouldn't be a ...
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Will I earn anything on win8 migration by upgrading to win 7 ultimate from home premium?

I bought a lenovo x230 tablet, but to get handwriting recognition in my native language I have to upgrade to the win 7 ultimate version. Will I get a better version of windows 8 if I do this? I can ...
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Allowing only a specific service read/write access to a folder

Is there a way to prevent read and/or write access to a specific folder in Windows and grant only a specific service/process access to it? It seems that permissions are user-based and not ...
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How to automate driver update from a folder for all devices on Windows?

I have a Dell Laptop, and the drivers has been installed with Windows 7. I downloaded a package with specific and updated drivers. I would like to install all drivers found in this folder. In the ...
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Thunderbird client forgets email accounts

I'm having difficulty solving an issue with Thunderbird, it seems to forget the linked account that it gets the mail from. I have done some research regarding this and have discovered that there are a ...
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How to see whether my HDD is “advanced format”-capable and if yes, what to modify?

I have a WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2-type hard disk drive: Western Digital Caviar Black, 500 GB SATA-2 with 32MiB cache. I have came across this Advanced Format, and I am not entirely sure whether my hard ...
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IE8 will not load certain sites

I have an issue with our corporate build whereby a select few websites (unfortunately I cannot name them) are causing problems because they simply will not load. There are no error messages we simply ...
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How do you get rid of the limit of partitions on the C drive?

I am trying to dual run Windows 8 and7. I read somewhere that to do this you need to make a separate partition on the C drive. When I do this I get this error message You cannot create a new ...
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Can Mac OS X and Windows 7 share the same HDD? [closed]

I'm deciding to build a Hackintosh that the OS X will be installed on a 120Gb SSD while my Windows 7 will be on another 120Gb SSD. However I just have one 1Tb HDD which I used to store the non-system ...
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How to connect to wireless in Windows7?

I haven't used Windows for several years. I was just trying out a Windows 7 machine and couldn't get online with my wireless. Everytime I connect to the wireless signal in the house, it establishes ...
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Windows and Linux applications to show cumulative uploads/downloads for each app, at a glance

I've read few quite a few other threads on SU, but they have been focused on instantaneous/average bandwidths (B/sec) rather than cumulative download/upload totals for a period. Either that or they ...
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Permission to modify files on desktop?

When I try to delete files from my desktop or copy files to it I'm told that I don't have permission to do so, but I'm the administrator. It's Windows 7. I've seen something about anti-virus ...
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“The directory name is invalid” when trying to install drivers in Windows 7 via Device Manager

First off, this computer is not mine, it's a customer's system. Having said that... The hard drive was moved to a new motherboard, CPU, RAM combo, and booted up fine. Customer puts in driver CD, ...
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Disable Device Stage Capability

Is it possible to prevent or disable autorun/autoplay/device-stage by modifying regedit? Because of some constraints, I cannot disable by Control Panel options. I found some related questions here, ...
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migrating files and shortcuts from old XP to NEW 7 [closed]

I have a company who has got a new Windows 7 PC. Any recommendations on how to migrate all of the files over and also how to I bring the IE and Chrome shortcuts and setting over/ Are there any issues ...
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Photoshop 5.5 won't start after upgrading to windows 7 from vista

I have photoshop 5.5 working just fine under windows vista, I upgraded my PC to windows 7 and when I start photoshop 5.5 it just hangs. I see the main screen open but nothing happens and I just get ...
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Portable apps, Dropbox & default programs?

Currently I'm using Sublime Text 2 portable & I have put it inside dropbox to sync with my work PC. The problem is I can't set it as a default program to open HTML/CSS/PHP etc.. files, whenever I ...
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Trying to move Users And Program Files Directories to Another Partition

Currently I've Followed this guide. I pointed my C:\Users, C:\Program Files (x86), and C:\Program Files directories to their respective counterparts on the B: drive. I used mklink /J D:\Users ...
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Files and programs shake and tremble so that I am unable to click on them. [closed]

The file and programs on the left side of my computer tremble and shake so that I am unable to click on what I need, can anyone help me. Thanks.
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Will a Win7 RAID drop less then at fakeraid?

Up till recently I was using a 5 disk, 2TB, Raid-0 without any problems. However I added another drive bringing it up to 6 disks. Now the Raid drops and I have to reboot Windows to get it back. This ...
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Cannot access windows share folder

In my windows domain, there's been happening a problem with the access to some of our shared folders: There appears a "the account is disabled" problem whe trying to access those. When looking at ...
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Starting Pro-Engineer in a Folder with RMB menu

The issue in link below sounds like it may be related to a problem I am having getting Pro-Engineer to start in the Folder I RMB on. If I create a Folder within the Folder I want Pro-E to start in and ...
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Windows 7 BSOD, safe mode working,

I need help getting my dualboot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 to work, and since I'm not to experienced with computers I've been pretty dumb. Here's what I've done, quite shortend though: First ...
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Bridging two connections in windows 7

I have recently bought an Samsung UE32ES5500 and I want to connect it to the internet. Not wanting to buy an expensive Samsung wireless adapter for the TV, I've decided to use an ethernet cable. ...
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Sound recorder does not work

When I click on its icon in the start menu, I get this error: An audio recording device cannot be found. When I say "OK", I see this setting: What am I supposed to do there? I have no idea ...
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Windows 7 installation on SSD - space issue

I have just bought my new Lenovo Ideapad Y580 which has a 32 GB SSD (drive C:) and a 750 GB Hard disk (drive D:). Windows 7 came installed on the SSD (drive C:) of course. I started making ...
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Windows 7 Find Who Accesses a Shared Folder

could anyone help me in finding the access logs to a shared folder in Windows 7. I would like to get information like the user name, time, IP, etc. I have already looked into the Event Viewer to ...
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All application passwords lost on Windows 7

A couple of days ago I changed my Windows 7 login password. My laptop is on my company's domain, so password changes are done over the internal network. Since changing the password I noticed that all ...
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Windows: How to add batch-script action to Right Click menu

I have a few programs that creates temp files or backup files or similar files that are not important. For example, GVim for Windows by default creates a backup file in filename.txt~. I sometimes ...
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How can I get Youtube / Adobe flash player to use a my NVidia ION to offload video rendering in Windows 7 x64?

I've got Windows 7 Home Premium x64 running on an Acer Aspire r3700 with 2GB of RAM. I can play youtube videos up to 720p and they look great but I go as high as 1080p they start geting really jumpy. ...
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Cannot see main user profile directory on old vista hdd on win7

I have an old laptop HDD that ran Vista that I need to get some pictures and movies off of. I've attached it via SATA cable to my new Win 7 (64 bit) machine and it mounts fine, except I can't see the ...
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Installing Windows on Macbook(5,1) should I use 32 or 64 bit?

This page says my Macbook version (5,1 released end of '08) doesn't support Windows 64bit but "can use" it. This is pretty vague, am I going to run into issues down the road if I install the 64bit ...
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How do I block access to a windows share on a host?

I have a windows share that anyone can connect to (no password), however users of specific computers should not be allowed to connect to them. How do I disable access for those users on those ...
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Win 7 Media player - Win XP 11 media player - library conversion/compatibilty

I just bought a laptop with Win7 64 home premium installed and the default Window Media Player that comes with that edition. I have lots of CD's that I ripped onto a network drive using XP and MP 11 ...
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Context menu opens slowly in Explorer in Windows 7, why?

I'm running a Windows 7 on my reasonably modern laptop, when I open the context menu in Windows Explorer it really takes it time to show up (~10 seconds). There are some programs that have their ...
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Attempt to connect to wireless internet at home and i am asked for User Credentals, nothing I enter works

I just got a new modem and am trying to connect my windows 7 desktop to the new wireless connection. I had no issues on the three previous connections I have used, but for some reason when I click on ...
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Windows no longer booting after copying partition using Gparted

I originally had 3 partitions on my hard disk: Vista Storage Seven I just used Gparted to delete the Vista partition and copy the Seven partition onto it. I was going to see if it would boot. If ...
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How to get Internal Speakers and Headphones Seperate in Windows 7

In one of my older computers when I right clicked on my volume control and selected "Playback Devices" it let me choose between setting my speakers default or my headphones as default which was really ...
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How to delete empty folders from a given directory in windows with a script

I'm using r.js as a build tool but as of today that tools doesn't give me the ability to delete empty folders in the build dir. I've found these two scripts for /f "usebackq" %%d in ("dir /ad/b/s | ...
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How to change my C:\Users\(user-name) to match my user account name?

I already change my user account in control panel but the C:\Users\(user-name) is showing differently. How do I change it to match my user account name?
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How can I create a separate toolbar from the Task Bar?

In Windows XP, you could separate toolbars from the Task Bar by dragging them to the desktop. They could then be left lying about anywhere on your screen or, my preferred option, docked to any side ...
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How can I shrink the Address toolbar in the Task Bar?

I like being able to run commands straight from my Task Bar. So, I've enabled the Address toolbar on my new Windows 7 system - just like I had on my old XP system. However, the bar seems to have a ...
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How do I remove the Refresh button from the Address toolbar?

I like being able to run commands straight from my Task Bar. So, I've enabled the Address toolbar on my new Windows 7 system - just like I had on my old XP system. However, the bar seems to have a ...
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Dual boot two windows 7

I want to have two windows 7, One for daily use and another for doing experimental stuff on it so I can have a good working windows 7 always. Let's name them A and B. I want to be able to boot into A ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and Windows XP on separate drives

I've got this computer with Windows 7 on it and inserted an old hard drive with Windows XP on it. How can I choose which Windows I want to boot from?
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wscript.exe - Bad Image

I have a little script I run every now and then, it has never had any problems. I'm on Windows 7 and have used it here as well. It relies on WScript.Shell. A couple days ago I ran it and it gave ...