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Windows 7 How to create a new account from command prompt?

My computer was damaged (Windows can't find Desktop path/profile after Hard Drive Repair) and now I can't use my administrator account because I get this message: Failed to connect to a ...
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Pipe not working in cmd.exe on Windows 7

I have started seeing some very strange issues with the pipe command not working on Windows 7 64-bit on my machine. Commands like this: echo test | more used to work without a problem, but now ...
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What is the Windows Security Button?

At my school, the Panasonic interactive "SmartBoard" show a different message on the Windows 7 login screen. Instead of: Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to log on It reads: Press CTRL + ALT + ...
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How to ensure Internet access is only via VPN [duplicate]

I have a Windows 7 machine with a regular wired Internet connection, configured via DHCP. It has a VPN connection set up. How can I ensure that Internet access is allowed only over the VPN? That is, ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to double click control panel icons?

For everything else, icon-wise, I can double click. But using the classic control panel in Windows 7, they appear to still be links, so when just single clicking it, will launch the applet, which is ...
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Disable IPv6 Loopback on Windows 7 64 Bit

I have a Windows 7 64 Bit machine, and I cannot find a way to disable the IPv6 Loopback. I looked at the article at How to disable IP version 6 or its specific components in Windows and shows how to ...
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which Virtualization Software work best on AMD? [closed]

Which Virtualization Software has been optimised for AMD Phenom II X4 945 Processor? AMD Phenom II processors support Virtualization Technology. I have tried Oracle VM VirtualBox and installed ...
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Setting up a network share folder on Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a network share folder for Windows 7 so we can use Quick books Enterprise 7.0 in multi user mode. I've tried everything that Quickbooks has said to do and everything in Windows 7, ...
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Generic way to allow drag and drop to an elevated process? [duplicate]

On Windows 7 (and I think also Vista) an elevated process will not by default accept items dragged and dropped onto it. I have a few programs which I have to run elevated, which is nicely accomplished ...
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Finding a file I hid from myself [duplicate]

OS is Windows 7, 64-bit, although that’s probably irrelevant. I’m having trouble finding a file I was hiding from myself. It was an RTF file and compressed into RAR; then I renamed it and removed the ...
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SSD recognized by BIOS but not by Win 7 System Recovery Tools

Situation: Desktop PC with SSD (Corsair) as main disk with Win 7 on it. Sudden blue screen today and since then I cannot boot anymore. After many unsuccessful hours now, I turn to you. The SSD is ...
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Windows 7 - Always use hover color in taskbar when window is active (like Ubuntu)

Is there a way to use the hover color whenever my app is open -- like on Ubuntu? (The rightmost is what I want whenever chrome is open) Would make it significantly easier to see which window/...
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Virtualbox existing (physical) Ubuntu guest clears Windows 7 entry on update-grub, no single solution for both scenarios

I have successfully booted an existing Ubuntu 12.04 physical partition installation under a Windows 7 host, as explained here. I use a grub rescue disk .iso to manually boot the kernel, get to the ...
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How to schedule a task to be run in the morning but only once a day?

I need to disable Aero on Windows 7 but I need to do it only once a day. And then enable Aero once the system is started and my GPU is calm ;-). Note that I need it to work also after waking up from ...
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If I enable onBoard VGA port will it mess things up on video card?

I have PCI Video card it has 2 HDMI and some other port. Total 3 port but only allows 2 monitors display. I was wondering if I enable built in VGA on mother board will it mess up my video card ...
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IPMI Power Commands for Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm in the process of developing an internal app for my team that allows them to power up systems remotely using the remote computer's IPMI interface. I noticed that there is a Linux command ipmipower,...
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How to automate VMware to switch to multi-monitor mode after startup?

How can I automate VMware player 5 to switch to multi-monitor automatically at startup? I already managed to start it up in full screen. I tried to shut down the VM when it was in multi-monitor mode ...
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On Win7, a route does not appear

I have currently a setup where I'm connected to the internet over Wifi, and over that connection I also have a VPN running to my company. However, cabled I am connected to a device with a direct UTP ...
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Changing the default ANSI to UTF-8 in Notepad

I got an e-book reader a few months ago, and I finally figured out why it doesn't display .txt files correctly. It doesn't like ANSI. It has no problem with the other 3 types of coding notepad ...
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How to shrink hard disk more effectively

How to shrink a partition with unmovable files in Windows 7 http://www.brandonchecketts.com/archives/how-to-shrink-a-partition-with-unmovable-files-in-windows-7 Says that the way to do it: 1- ...
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Simulate high screen resolution Windows

I'm looking for a way to simulate a higher resolution on a Windows server than supported by the graphics card or screen. A good illustration would be a Linux server that you configure with TigerVNC ...
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What is the difference between directaudio and windows audio session

Which of these (directaudio/windows audio session) has better quality? What other differences do these have.
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How can I change the drive letter of the windows partition?

Note: You cannot change the drive letter of the partition that Windows 7 is installed on. In a normal Windows 7 system, this is the "C" drive. http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/change-...
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Bootcamp both Windows 8 and Windows 7 on OS X Mountain Lion

I currently have Windows 8 installed via Bootcamp 4(?) via Mountain Lion. I'd like to also install Windows 7. Is there a way to do multiple bootcamp's - what is the best way to go about this?
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Why does my windows 7 go to sleep after two minutes regardless of power management settings? [duplicate]

My computer goes to sleep two minutes after being idle. I have checked power management options for unplugged and plugged settings and going to sleep, screen saver etc. are all put on never but it ...
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How to access shared folders set up on Windows 7 using a Windows 8 machine?

I set up several shared drives and folders on my Win 7 machines, so that any new machine running Win 7 with the same user name and password log in can use those drives and folders. But on Win 8, I ...
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Monitor switches to secondary display when I turn off my TV

Monitor connected to my DVI port, and my TV connected to my stereo (HDMI) which is connected to my HDMI port on my computer. Monitor is set as primary display. Same behavior when I set the monitors to ...
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Remove application from Windows 7 search bar results

Is it possible to stop appearing in the results when searching in the search bar in Windows 7? Update: I'm often opening text documents in Notepad++ to paste text to store as a reference or so I don'...
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“StickyKeys” popup whenever pressing Shift in Remote Desktop session to Server 2003 from Windows 7

I am connecting from a Windows 7 workstation to a Server 2003 server, and it seems the "StickyKeys" dialogue box (on the server side) appears whenever Shift is pressed- even if it is just pressed once ...
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I need to join two commands [duplicate]

Using the command prompt I would like to create a folder named "2013 Vacation Florida" (without quotes), Inside this folder I want to create sequentially dated folders, one for each day. These folders ...
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Unsupported 16-bit application

Recently on start up I am getting the following error: Unsupported 16-bit Application The program or feature "\??\C:\Users\Ourania\AppData\Local\Temp\ytl.exe" cannot start or run due to ...
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How to update last access date of files and folders in windows 7?

I have observed that last "accessed date" of a file or folder on windows 7 does not get updated real time. It does not update even after refreshing the folder, renavigating to the folder and accessing ...
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Aborted software install - epson perfection 3200 on Windows 7 64-bit

I just upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit, and boy, this is a challenge to get old hardware to work. I tried to install my software for my 3200 perfection scanner straight form autoplay. When it tried to ...
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TCP/UDP ports that cannot be bound (permission error), but don't show up in netstat

When attempting to listen on certain TCP or UDP ports, I get weird error messages regarding permissions (or generic messages, depending on the program used to bind). The message in German is "Der ...
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Boot Drive Redundancy

I run a video game store and I have two cash register's. Recently I have been having problems with SDD's failing, and since it costs me money whenever a register is down, I would like to implement a ...
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Win7 shortcut targets not changing

I have Win7 installed on an HDD (C drive) that has all my stuff on it. Recently I bought an SSD (E drive) and today I have been migrating things over. I changed the registries so that C is my default ...
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the past Windows logo “Starting Windows” does not appear

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit that works perfectly except something. When it starts up, the past Windows logo "Starting Windows" does not appear instead the "Microsoft Corporation" logo appears. ...
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system clock keep changing

I'm using Windows 7 and the system clock is almost stuck within two hours. When I change it to the right time, the clock will stick to the right time + 2 hours (after reaching the right time + 2 hours ...
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1GB on my PC not enough

I'm using my PC only for Ebay, itunes, emailing and surfing the net. I do not understand why my computer is already showing that the memory is full when there is 1GB of memory. Can someone advise as ...
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Program does not initially draw correctly

We just got a new i3 Win7 64 desktop with an Intel GMA HD to replace an aged machine. When I launch one old software program (written for win95), the program starts with the window outline, but does ...
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Is this a bad cd or an OS issue?

I have an old PC game that I've been trying to play. The disc is pretty scratched up but it's not horrible. Anyway, I have windows 7 and this game was made for 95/98. The installer ran fine but the ...
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Repair Windows 7 Partition from Puppy Linux

On my Windows 7 PC I booted Browser Linux from USB, ran GParted to create a new partition in order to install Linux. GRUB is also installed and offers: Windows 7 /dev/sda1 Browser Linux /dev/sda2 ...
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Need to know about the RAM and the processor relation

Currently I am using XP 32 bit with 4 GB RAM and Core i3 processor. I am using this system for the multi PC. Now I wanted to upgrade my CPU with the 8 GB RAM or even more and also use Windows 7 64 ...
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Change Default Installation Path - Windows 7

I have installed Windows 7 on my SSD, but I don't want my software to be installed on the SSD. I am trying to change the default installation path for both 32-bit and 64-bit software. I've been ...
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How do you remove ghost menu items in Windows 7?

I often have trouble with menu options staying on-screen after I click them. How to solve?
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How can I remove the EXIF tags/metadata from several images at once?

I have a 6,000+ photos. I want to remove a the tags from these photos. I know how to do it one photo at a time. But wondering, what is the way to do mulitple files at a time? Thanks
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Is a Windows 7 VPN connection secure? [closed]

Is the VPN client in Windows 7 (or Windows 8) strong enough to be safe to use? Or is it easily cracked and best avoided? I read XP's VPN client was insecure even back in 2004. So I wonder if the more ...
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Windows 7 - Cannot remove read-only attribute

I am logged in on my admin account. When I was trying to edit a python project using PyCharm (an IDE), it told me that the folder was marked as read-only (square box). I open the folder in explorer, ...
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Laptop won't boot; says “BOOTMGR is missing” after active partition was changed

I have a "Recovery" partition which I mistakenly thought was redundant after reinstalling everything to C:. "Recovery" was previously the "Active" partition. I set C: as the "Active" directory in disk ...
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How can I share a printer on Windows 7 x64 with Windows XP x86?

I'm trying to share a printer that's on Windows 7 64-bit with Windows XP 32-bit. I've tried: Using the Add Printer Wizard on XP Selecting network printer Browsing for the printer and selecting it ...