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Partition resize error

I've decided to remove my old linux [/] partition and enlarge my Win7 partition, before install new linux distro. For first time in my experience something gone wrong when I tried to resize (enlarge ...
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Excel 2013: “We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now”

Excel 2013 often complains that "We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now" when I'm trying to copy cells. Some say it might be caused by Zone Alarm or ...
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Disconnecting / logging out from Windows network share without restarting Workstation service

I have a file server running (SMB) that I connected to in Explorer (Windows 7 Professional) by visiting \\1.2.3.4 directly. I logged in as one user, without saving credentials, and now wish to log out ...
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Outlook 2010 sends but won't receive (Win 7 professional)

Have six win 7 machines set up with outlook (OL) 2010, to send & receive the same two shared company email accts. All OL's Account Settings and Send/Receive Group Settings configured the same way, ...
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Setting Kali Linux as default system instead of using it via VirtualBox?

I just installed Kali Linux using VirtualBox. Is there any method to set Linux as my default system and get rid of the current one which is Windows 7? Or is it neccessary to delete both and install ...
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Can I assign greater RAM to VirtualBox than Windows?

I have Windows 7 in my laptop and I am using VirtualBox. I have 3 GB RAM. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 for learning purpose in VirtualBox and assigned 1 GB RAM but it seems very slow. My question ...
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windows 7 disk cleanup won't delete my windows update (winsxs) files

I have tried multiple times running disk cleanup and CLEANMGR and I have right-clicked to run as administrator. My files are never deleted although it claims it will delete 3.6GB. My winsxs folder ...
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Windows installation media cant detect keyboard and mouse

I just built a brand new computer. I inserted the windows 7 ultimate disk into the drive, and when prompted, pressed a key to boot from the CD. At this point, the computer itself is able to detect the ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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How can I protect my data from certain apps in Windows 7?

UAC helps protect the system from getting trashed by non-privileged apps. But how can I protect my data from getting trashed or misused by apps? Example 1: An app silently modifies the tags in all my ...
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Update to Chrome 36, black screen, no address bar, can't uninstall

I just updated to the latest (as of 7/18/14) Chrome, version 36 and when I relaunched the browser, it's just the window frame and a black screen. It seems like a page (google.com) is loaded but it's ...
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Download all PDF links in a web page?

Do you know a good software to download all PDF links in a web page?? Operating system is Windows 7.
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Disconnect keyboard/mouse in Windows 7/8.1 as trigger for running a programm

I'm using a KM (keyboard/mouse)-switch toggling between Desktop and Laptop Windows (7 and 8.1) machines. Both are connected via Displayport to the same UHD monitor which is able to select the active ...
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Can I transfer my C: drive to any other PC and boot sucessfully?

Is it possible to transfer the C: drive to any other PC? How do I make it bootable and runnable on every PC without any problem or error? I'm used to Acronis but I have found many problems with this. ...
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boot2docker Windows - trying to access external drive

I have an external drive F: that I would like to give access to my containers. This wasn't a problem in Linux, but I am struggling to find a way with Windows. The only thing I can access from windows ...
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Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 crashes - ieframe.dll

Outlook 2010 is crashing rather randomly, not at any specific time like opening a preview pane or message. Event viewer gives the following Faulting application name: OUTLOOK.EXE, version: ...
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can i install windows to extarnal hdd and make it portable [duplicate]

Can im install windows to external hdd. can im use it to every computer. Can im boot it to any computer. I mean how to make windows portable os . Tell me how it possible or why not and suggest me ...
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Desktop PC can't boot after restoring the C: drive from a laptop image backup [on hold]

I backed up my Dell Inspiron 3537 Windows 7 C: drive using Acronis True Image. I then used that image and restored it to my friend's Core i3 desktop PC. The desktop now turns off when starting ...
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My internet speed wont run at 1.0 Gbps on my Realtek PCIe Family Controller

I have an asus Gigabit Router and a gigabit NIC (Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller) witch is running at 100Mbps rather than 1000Mbps (1.0 Gbps). When I use an old laptop on the same Ethernet ...
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Trying to install Realtek Audio97 drivers but can't because they aren't signed

I'm trying to install the Realtek Audio97 sound driver from the Realtek driver download page for Windows 7 and every time I try to run the installer I get the "Windows Can't verify the publisher of ...
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Disable shift key capitalisation

When I want to type a capital letter, I always use Caps Lock. I use shift for symbols like _. I find it much easier to use Caps Lock for capital letters since you just have to press it, and then your ...
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How can I convert a Windows batch script to a .exe?

I have a fairly simple batch script that I would like to execute using a macro on my fancy gaming keyboard. However, SteelSeries Engine only supports opening a .exe file with the macro buttons. Is ...
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Trying to install Windows 7 on Samsung 530u3c. Laptop won't boot

I just bought a Samsung 530u3c with Windows 8 installed,so it's a week old. From day one, I have wanted to revert back to Windows 7. So I have created a USB bootable drive with Windows 7 on, and ...
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Update KB3013455 actually affects Windows 7 systems too?

I'm experiencing blurriness and fading letters. There has been released a fix for that but not for Windows 7 so what do I do? Here's what I'm talking about in case anyone's confused.
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How to remove disconnected drives from Windows Explorer

Windows 7 When moving from office A to office B, I have a script that deletes (net use x: /d) the drive mappings from office A... but the drive links remain prominently visible in Windows Explorer / ...
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Revert resolution change in Windows 7 (screen gone black after change)

I changed my screen resolution from 800x600 to 1280x1074 and now Windows starts up but there is no display and a message comes on a black screen saying Input not supported. I can only start Windows in ...
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Windows 7 misses keystrokes from internal keyboard after hibernation on Acer Aspire 5820

After waking my computer (Acer Aspire with the factory default Windows 7 install and divers, Windows update running) from hibernation, it is a pain to type, since on average 5-10 keypresses are ...
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How to create a bootable Memtest86+ on USB flash drive?

Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ ...
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How to remove admin rights from guest account?

I discovered that the Guest account on my computer has Administrator rights. Yep, my kids are much clever than I thought…Unfortunately I am unable to remove admin rights from Guest account. Any ideas ...
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Hidden Recovery Partition became visible after using GParted on another partition

Just used GPartEd for resizing of D: partition, but now the hidden recovery partition became visible in windows explorer which is prone to accidental deletion etc. Any solution to this except ...
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How to change or customize Windows 7 control (minimize, restore, and close) buttons

I use Windows 7 Home Basic, and have noticed that the window control buttons (minimize, restore, and close buttons) change when I switch from Windows 7 Aero theme to Windows 7 Basic theme. Thus I ...
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Windows 7 hangs with 100% disk activity but only when online

I have the same problem as seemingly many other people here, and I think we might all be experiencing the same issue: a compatibility issue in Windows 7 between hard drive and network controller or ...
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HP Pavilion dv3 volume control display driver on Windows 7

I've recently bought an HP Pavilion dv3-2150ep and I'm having a hard time getting the volume control display to work as expected. The control is a back-lit touch-sensitive bar above the keyboard. Now ...
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Problems with Win7 & Adobe Reader

My operating system is Win 7 Pro I have installed Adobe Reader 10.1 when that didn't work, I installed Adobe Reader from the website, latest version. That doesn't work either. I use Microsoft ...
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Error when trying to use WinToUSB to install Windows 7 Ultimate onto a pendrive

I wanted to install Windows on an USB drive so that I can use it on different computers. I heard about WinToUSB and gave it a try. At about seventy percent (with three retries) I get an error "Copy ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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Files are read-only, and refuse to change

I purchased a new SSD and installed Windows 7 64-bit from scratch. I found that my old C: drive, which is now the D: drive, had ownership by an unknown user. I found a way to change the ownerships of ...
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Can't use local default gateway with Cisco Anyconnect VPN connection

I'm using Cisco Anyconnect as my VPN client on Windows 7. When I connect to VPN, all my traffic is routed through the remote gateway, but I'd like the traffic to route through the local gateway. I've ...
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Windows 7 “Waiting for background program to close”

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. When I shut down my computer why does the screen show this: Before shutting down I'm close all programs.
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Trying (and failing) to install Debugging Tools for Windows (WinDbg)

I'm attempting to get WinDbg installed from this page: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/hh852365 (under "Standalone Debugging Tools...", 3rd section down). After installing from ...
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Kali Linux GRUB2 will not detect Windows 7 install

I have two hard drives and my boot files for Windows 7 are located in /dev/sda1, and my Kali Linux install is in /dev/sdb, I am trying to add my Windows 7 bootloader to the GRUB2 menu but GRUB2 will ...
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Windows Service Startup Type change history/log

I have a PC where I suspect some Windows Services (from Services.msc) have been changed. I mean the "Startup Type" from Automatic -> Disabled, or some other change of the startup type. Is there an ...
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How to make a direct network connection between a Win 7 and Win 8 PCs?

Have two PCs. One has Win 7, the newer is equipped with Win 8.1. The Win 7 unit has data that I need to transfer to the Win 8 unit. To accomplish this both units must be operating and I need to load ...
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Installation of Expect on Windows 7 64-bit fails with “not found in the archives”

Downloaded ActiveTcl from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads/ Installed ActiveTcl at c:/Tcl/ Go to Bin directory in command prompt (Start > Run > cmd > cd c:\Tcl\bin) To install Expect, I ...
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Every 3 minutes or so, my external sound card in Windows 7 stops working and I have to manually reset sound output

I am using Windows 7 want to hear all the sounds through my speakers connected with the red and white cables which are connected to my external sound card; a Roland UA-25EX. But it stops working every ...
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Internet intermittent after blue screen

I am using windows 7, and have had great internet connection. While I was in the middle of running a game, I bumped my USB speaker system, which caused a blue screen error. After I restarted my ...
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network adapter driver problem in Windows 7

I am facing problem with my Windows network adapter. It detects all the available networks but it shows "Limited Access" for the network I wish to connect. On diagnostics it gives "The wireless ...
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Cannot update the Intel Management Engine Interface Driver for windows 7

I have gone through this Post before asking a new one but didn't solve my problem.So i am asking it here. By this site I performed a system analysis to check for any updates with drivers and got the ...
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M.2 SSD not recognized by Windows 7 Ult installation

I've installed a Crucial M500 480GB SSD in the M.2 slot on an ASRock Z87 Extreme6 motherboard. When i to install Windows 7 Ult on it the drive doesn't show. With diskpart it shows as drive 0. I can ...
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Remote Desktop disconnects after reaching “Estimating connection quality…”

I'm connecting to a Windows 8 machine from a Windows 7 machine. When I try to RDP in to the machine, it prompts me for my credentials, then zooms through the process of connecting until it reaches ...