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Processes named scvhost.exe is showing up in my task manager(never seen before),may be it slows down my pc,what to do?

As I am seeing many svchost.exe processes in my task manager from many days,and sometimes it slows down my pc or gets hanged,I have installed SVC host viewer,SVC Host process analyzer and Process ...
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Oki Microline 320 printer + network print queues + windows 7

We have a Ubuntu database server with raw print queues for multiple connected dot matrix printers (Oki Microlines) Our software maps these print queues to networked printers installed on the local ...
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How do I install Firefox in Windows 7 (64bit) with multiple versions with updating?

Default Browser: Firefox 7 Operating System: Windows 7 (64bit) I want to install multiple versions of Firefox (for testing purposes). I currently have Firefox 7 installed (two different profiles - ...
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Why does the explorer window in Windows 7 jump to the selected folder when I don't want it to?

I've just moved from Windows XP to 7, and 7 seems to have this bizarre bug in Explorer (the one for files, not Internet Explorer). When I'm opening folders in the left-hand pane without selecting ...
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Can't share WD MyBook on network

Trying to share part of a MyBook (WD10000h1cs w/last release firmware) on the network is unsuccessful. Connected to an XP Pro pc, I try to access it through a Win7 pc. The drive shows up, but when ...
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Random keys on keyboard stopped working

I'm having problems with my laptop keyboard - specifically, some keys don't work any more. The problem started three months ago - just three months after I purchased this ASUS K42F - when the left ...
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Can't map a network drive through VPN (it works over the regular network)

I need to map a network drive over VPN. The server is running Windows Vista Business 64-bit and the client runs Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. The computers are on two different networks. Windows ...
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How to write precompilled image to USB flash drive from Windows?

I have FreeBSD installation image for an USB memory stick, Windows 7 x64 desktop and server hardware nearby. And no CD drive at all for years. Under Windows XP x86 you can use many solutions such as ...
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How can I increase the default zoom-in for Firefox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make Firefox automatically set zoom level for new webpages Windows 7, Firefox 7.0.1 I want to increase the size of everything on the screen without changing the display ...
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Determining bluetooth version and specs

I have a built-in Bluetooth device, and I'm trying to setup BlueSoleil. It asks for information like baud rate, flow control, stop bits... Where can I find this information? Is there a CPU-z type of ...
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Windows phone not recognized

I upgraded my Dell Venue Pro on someone else's computer and since then I'm unable to get it to be recognized by my own computer. Its a T-mobile version operator-unlocked developer-unlocked device and ...
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How can I set the default affinity for any process in Windows?

I want to run some benchmarks on Windows 7. These benchmarks have to do with hyper-threading on a multi-core CPU. For this, I want to ensure that only the benchmarks are running on their own logical ...
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Sharing an Intel RST between Windows and Linux

I have an Intel z68 motherboard, which makes use of Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) -- Version 10.5. If possible, I'd like to split my RAID 1+0 RST drive equally between a Linux and Windows ...
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How to prevent long file name error copying from an external drive?

I have an external hard drive with many files (800 GB). I want to copy the entire contents of the external hard drive to my local drive. get many errors about long file name or long file path. ...
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DVI looks good, but why is HDMI horrible?

When I connect the the monitor to my PC using DVI, the output looks good. But when I connect the same monitor to the same PC using HDMI, the output is absolutely horrible - the picture and text comes ...
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How to debug why 3rd DVI monitor isn't working

Here is my video card Sapphire HD 6850 PCIE Video Card (100315L) Using the 2 DVI outputs on the video card and one the motherboard, I tried to connect 3 monitors to my Windows 7 PC, but the 3rd ...
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How to ping Windows 7 from Mac OS X on Home Network?

I'm fairly new to home networking. I've got a Windows 7 machine and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) machine connected to the same home network via a wireless Netgear router. I can ping the Mac from the Win7 PC ...
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Turn off the HDD when not in use

I have a SSD which I have my OS on and some other important programs on and a regular HDD with games/movies and stuff. Just wondering if I could turn of the HDD somehow when I don't use it? They're ...
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Pairing an Apple bluetooth keyboard with a Windows 7 PC

Is there a trick to pairing an Apple bluetooth keyboard with a Windows 7 PC (64 bit)? It is a Lenovo Q700 using an ioGear USB dongle. The dongle is functioning fine, but when I turn on the Apple ...
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Creating Windows 7 images in Audit mode

We are a small computer shop, and got asked to build 20 computers, all the same (basically) for a company. I have fiddled around with Audit mode before, and know it can be used for creating an image ...
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Add wired lan adapter to Windows 7 on a Lenovo X200?

I am using a Lenovo x200. By default it has a wireless connection. However, when I try to use a wired Lan in some places, I cannot find the local area connection adapter. How do I add this?
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Changed the drive letter of a non system partition and now the machine won't boot

My girlfriend's Windows 7 netbook had a partition with the letter V. I don't know where it came from no what it is. It contained a couple of files including command.com which is from pre Windows XP I ...
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ThinkPad wifi hangs at random intervals after undocking

When I undock my ThinkPad W520, the wifi connection will continue to work for a while, usually 10 or 20 minutes, but then it starts to act weird. The computer never loses its connection to the ...
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Can't move/arrange/pop-in tabs in Chrome (the Dreaded Blue Folder)

There's a known bug in Chrome which has existed at least from Chrome 5 (earliest report I've found) and probably much earlier, from back when they've introduced "Dynamic Tabs". The problem looks like ...
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Windows 7 System process reading/writing like crazy

I have a problem that my windows 7 computer sometimes starts accessing the disk like crazy for maybe 10 minutes at a time. The process in question is the "system" process. I have disabled superfetch ...
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How do I setup a Polycom phone over internet connection sharing?

What are the Internet Connection Sharing settings that I need so that I can have my Polycom phone utilize my wireless connection? The physical configuration is as follows: Computer accesses the ...
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Converting Parallels Desktop 7 VM from Mac to Windows

I have a Windows 2008 r2 x64 virtual machine that I run on my Mac through Parallels Desktop 7. I need to convert this virtual machine so I can run it on my Windows 7 x64 machine. Which VM software ...
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Free solutions for exporting a single window from one system to another in windows - the equivalent of x11 forwarding between windows systems

For various reasons, i need to forward a single window, as transparently as possible from one windows system to another. Raw performance is not an issue, there should be a dedicated gig-e connection ...
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3 monitors - sometimes they flick on and off

I have the following setup: 42" LCD @ 1920x1080 connected through HDMI (using a DVI -> HDMI adapter) to a GeForce 8500GT 24" LCD @ 1920x1080 connected through DVI to a GeForce 7300GS 22" LCD @ ...
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How do I troubleshoot boot freezes and UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME (0x000000ED) on my Windows XP DELL laptop? How do I fix “Unmountable Boot Volume”? I have my computer partitioned into 2 ...
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Configuring bridged network connection — Windows 7 host, Ubuntu 10.04 guest — VMWare Workstation 8

Here is my IPCONFIG /ALL from the host (Windows 7 64-bit): Here is my IFCONFIG from the guest (Ubuntu 10.04): To be honest, I don't have experience configuring a network between a host and a ...
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Can my Internet be slowed down by someone else's torrent downloads?

I am on a home wireless network with three other users. One of them downloads torrents 24x7. Whenever the other person is doing his thing with torrents, my laptop's Internet speed drops to a crawl. ...
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How to fix fonts in Firefox Windows 7

Sometime ago when I installed Windows 7 I played around with settings and I knew I changed some settings that affected the font on Firefox. In a few websites, few fonts look weird, it was quite ...
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Seeing other computers on network with VirtualBox over NAT

One of my colleagues is running Windows 7 in VirtualBox 4.08 on her Mac, and needs to be able to connect to other computers on the same network within Windows. Yet, whenever I look at the available ...
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Windows 7 freezes randomly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot a Windows 7 freeze or slowness? I have an install of Windows 7 that is a year and a half old. I never experienced any issues with it until the last ...
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How can I access an IPv6-only host from a Windows 7 computer behind an IPv4-NAT?

I have a computer with Windows 7. It's connected to Internet via an IPv4 NAT router. How can I access a host that is only accessible with IPv6? Is there an easy way to configure the Windows 7 Teredo ...
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Letting work laptop and home desktop access each other

I have a laptop I got from work. Its user belongs to a work domain. At home, I also have a desktop PC, that does not belong to any network. I'd like to let each one access certain folders on the ...
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Why is 4.5GB of my RAM not recognised? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Windows only show about 3.5GB of my 4GB+ of RAM? I have recently purchased 8GB of RAM to upgrade my system to go along with a new shiney i5! When I run speed ...
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Is there a telnet utility for windows?

Is there a simple telnet command line utility for Windows 7? I am used to the telnet command that is built into UNIX, but I can't seem to find one for Windows that can be used similarly.
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Which is the easy way to image/restore full windows

I have installed windows 7 with all softwares as required. Frankly speaking i have been searching something for 8 years that i get backup of whole system in good state so that if something happens ...
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Why do I need to do a manual driver update in 2011? [closed]

It seems drivers updates for Windows 7 are still not 100% automated. When I check the driver for my video card - Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 - via the device manager, it says the driver is up to date, ...
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Cannot open BitLocker encrypted drive or use recovery key

I have encrypted my D: drive with BitLocker but the drive fails to open even when I enter the correct password. The recovery key is also not working. An error message pops up stating: BitLocker ...
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Why can't I duplicate laptop's screen To HDTV?

The day before yesterday I bought 2M Sm@rtCom HDMI cable and succeeded duplicating laptop's screen to LG HDTV. Yesterday I tried again but this time the option for duplicating screen did not show up ...
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Windows 7 cannot find any WiFi networks

I have Windows 7 Home Premium in my Sony VAIO. Yesterday after installation of SecureW2 TTLS it stopped to find any WiFi networks. I uninstalled SecureW2 TTLS also but problem remains still. Any ...
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Computer restarts itself when I'm playing certain games

I have been having this problem the past 2 days, and I still am at a loss. I have not changed anything hardware-side in my computer, so I don't think it's got to do with a crappy CPU or RAM or ...
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Cannot get Windows 7 connect to samba without issues

I've a problem with Windows 7 Samba/Ubuntu Server connectivity. When I first start the Windows machine, I can map the network drive without issues. But after a while of inactivity it disconnects and ...
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Possible to copy Windows 7 local user profile link with junction point to new Windows 7 machine?

I am using Windows 7 in my old machine. All my I user profiles store in another HDD and I use mklink/j to create a junction point to c:\users. I bought a new machine with better performance and ...
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How can I find out which program creates a file/folder in my C: drive?

I am looking for an app that can monitor my C: (system) drive and find which program is creating a folder, with the rather generic name TEMP1\, on that drive. I wouldn't mind if it could hook the ...
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Moved Word 2007 .docx to a newly created “Word Docs” SUBfolder within Documents libary… now they won't open

The error box TITLE is wierdly the document's full path name, titled: "C:\Users\Me\Documents\Word Docs\file name.docx" with an error message inside the popup dialog box: "There was a problem sending ...
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Are there any free voice changing programs for Windows?

I would like to be able to change my voice in real-time while using any chatting software. This would include Skype and any IP-phone software. I found Clownfish for Skype, but was looking for ...