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How to remove a rogue extension labelled “Installed by enterprise policy”

I found a rogue extension (likely malware?) that I cannot removed, as the delete icon is greyed out and the extension says "installed by enterprise policy". I have tried running Spybot Search and ...
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No network connection through either wired or wireless adapter

I had my desktop windows 7 computer turned off for several days. After powering back up, it wants to apply "critical" windows updates, so I allowed update and the reboot. Network connections did not ...
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Initialisation of HDD fails (I/O Error, Western Digital)

I have a new HDD which I bought from Amazon Warehousedeals. At the moment it isn't running. Someone else did a video of this problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVDRelP8OOU If haven't plugged ...
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taskbar shows full screen video with monitors MPCHC

I have a setup with 2 monitors attached to my computer, I then launch a full screen video on my monitor, everytime I then do something else on my other monitor the taskbar show at the buttom of the ...
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how to make Samba Windows client cache file contents?

I am using a Samba server on a recent Red Hat, and a client from Windows 7 Pro. The oplocks = yes options is turned on by default from the server. I want the Windows client to cache its file ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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Recent Downloaded Emails Not Showing in Inbox folder Outlook 2010

I have searched the web and spend hours trying to figure out this strange behaviour of Outlook 2010, My client has this problem with her Outlook 2010 since yesterday, the mails download but do not ...
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How to fix Truecrypt MBR using Command Prompt or Linux live USB?

I was playing with TrueCrypt and decided to make a fresh installation of Windows 7 from USB stick. Unfortunately Windows 7 installer: "setup was unable to create a new system partition" My entire ...
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How can I get google hangouts to start minimized?

I have the desktop (i.e. chrome extension) version of hangouts - it starts up whenever I launch chrome. How can I get it to start minimized? (it can be minimized manually by clicking on the X that ...
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All non-Windows executables cannot be run unless if in Windows 7 Compatibility Mode

I am not able to run any binary executable unless if I set it to run in Windows 7 compatibility mode. Essential Windows programs (i.e. anything default found under C:\Windows, such as explorer.exe, ...
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How to Convert additional Keyboard as PC Joystick / gamepad

I am playing EA sports Cricket game. 2 Player is identified/enabled in game only if I plug in the Joystick in to my laptop. Now my joystick is not working , I want to plug in my additional keyboard ...
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Cannot access to any Windows share including localhost

I can't access any share from my operating system, including \\localhost and \\127.0.0.1. I have Windows 7. NetBIOS over IP is enabled, other computers in the network can access my shares and other ...
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Failed Updates could affect Windows 10 icon? [duplicate]

Hello I recently checked on my history of Windows Updates and it seems that about 6 of them failed. When I scanned the computer to check the Windows Updates, it says my Windows is up to date. Could ...
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Administrator account disabled, can't boot into safe mode

I recently obtained a used windows 7 computer. The only visible user had administrator privileges, and its name was that of the previous owner's. I changed the name via User Accounts ► Change your ...
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Windows 7 compatibility mode set for Windows XP SP3 for an executable from the command line and bypass User Account Control Prompt

I'm trying to package an application called Boss and is intended to be deployed through SCCM 2012 and seems that is an old Windows 2K application so it doesn't has all the properties I wish it could ...
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why is norton 360 quarantining android sdk as a threat?

I am very confused by Norton-360 behavior on Windows 7 lately. Norton (22.5.0.124) is putting into quarantine things seemingly at random - android sdk, rstudio, uninstallers, MSI files that came ...
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How to merge MP4 files with different frame rates and different audio sample rates

I have four MP4 files called "file_1", "file_2", "file_3" and "file_4" and I wish to merge them into one file in the following order: file_1, file_2, file_3 and file_4. file_1 has the following ...
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How to add new PHP version to WAMP

I'm trying to install PHP 5.3.8 to work with WAMP (Windows). I downloaded it from the PHP website, copied it in the bin folder, and added this line to wampmanager.ini: Type: item; Caption: "5.3.8"; ...
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Can't format partition containing Gpart Live on USB

I have Gpart live on a USB and used tuxboot to make it bootable. I'm running Windows 7. The USB is recognized in Windows 7 and I can browse the files using Explorer on the USB. I can also add files ...
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Making the windows command promt title display the current folder? [duplicate]

Is it possible to have the Windows Commmand Prompt title display something other than C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe ?
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Excel 2010 takes forever to open

I have identified a very interesting problem with Microsoft Excel 2010 on a client's computer. When opening an Excel file located on a shared folder or mapped network drive, Excel takes 2-3 minutes ...
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How to display default admin shares (C$) in Windows Explorer

I have my network sharing set up so that when I go to \\CompName\c$ I can get to the C: drive of the CompName computer. However, if I navigate to \\CompName\ directly, or via the network browser, I ...
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Why VMWare Player 3.1.1 missing the vmnetcfg.exe utility and where to get it?

vmnetcfg.exe is required when you want to configure multiple network interfaces (e.g. one local and one wireless) in the same machine. But where is it?
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What causes the Windows 7 Photo Viewer menu bar to steal the arrow key focus?

As I am hitting the left or right arrow keys to cycle through images using Windows Photo Viewer, the menu bar will inevitably end up stealing the focus from the viewer controls at the bottom. When it ...
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Unable to access /open web sites / web pages

I have windows 7 ultimate on laptop, using Google chrome as browser,internet connection is ok but in spite of several attempts I can not open/access most of the web sites and web pages. Help ...
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Windows setup claims the installation source is not accessible. How do I fix this?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate over my existing Windows 7 Professional. I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and burned the install disc at the slowest speed possible (x3). I booted to the ...
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VirtualBox VM Rootkit Infection

What is the risk of having a host machine infected if a VirtualBox VM running on the host gets infected? Let's assume both run Windows 7.
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USB mouse isn't working on MY laptop

I have a Acer Aspire 5750, I had recently bought the HP X1000 Wired Mouse. The problem is that the mouse isn't working on this laptop, I had installed all the drivers and plugged the USB in all three ...
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MP4 video from Android phone can't be played in Windows

I took a video on my Samsung Galaxy S2 (Android), it's about 3GB and it can be played on the phone. But after transferring it to the PC is does not play when opened with VLC, QuickTime, Windows Media ...
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16 GB USB flash drive capacity down to 938 MB

After writing the FreeNAS IMG to a 16 GB USB flash drive, I can now only use 938 MB. I used the Win32 Disk Imager tool to write the IMG to the device. Then later, when I inserted the the USB drive ...
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Running applications dissappeared from windows tray (shows up in task manager)

I am talking about applications that are minimized to system tray (notification area) in Windows. Many a times I find that although Windows Task Manager > Processes show my application, I cannot ...
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Switching Photoshop CS5 from a PC to Apple?

PC using Photoshop CS5 I bought years ago. Want to change to Apple. Can I transfer Photoshop CS5 to Apple without problems?
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Windows 7 unable to launch java control panel

whenever I click on java control panel, nothing happens. I did C:\Windows\System32>control java.cpl still nothing happens. I installed Java 6 update 24(the latest update), did not help. how do I ...
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Windows 7 Halt on Wake

Whenever I wake my Windows computer from 'Sleep', one of a variety of things happens: the system acts normally and I can perform tasks instantly without any problem I can perform tasks immediately ...
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64-bit Excel 2010 Solver - Solver32.dll not found

I am trying to use Solver in 64-bit Excel 2010. When I run Solver, it opens the solver window, states that it has results and then popups the following error message: Run-time error '53' ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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IIS 7 http bindings option is missing

I'm having trouble figuring this out, the bindings option in my IIS is missing. This is what I did before the problem. Step 1. install Windows 7 Professional on a new hard drive. Step 2. Install ...
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Mouse sensitivity not being applied

I have two PCs, one running Windows XP SP3 and the other running Windows Embedded Standard 2009 (WES). WES is similar to Windows XP, I think. Using TweakUI > Mouse > Mouse sensitivity, the default ...
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Font/display all of a sudden too large

I use Windows 7 at work and have a two-monitor setup. All was well Friday afternoon, but this morning when I logged in, the computer decided it was time to switch my primary screen to the secondary ...
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If my taskbar turns to a light blue color, does that mean I've been hacked?

I've noticed this happen at night randomly. My Windows 7 taskbar at the bottom of my personal laptop turns light blue for a bit, then after a while it goes back to its normal color. At my company when ...
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Changing “Input Mode” on Windows 7 Japanese IME via keyboard shortcut (hiragana, katakana, alphanumeric; half/full width)

I frequently type Japanese (and a few other languages) using an English keyboard using stock Windows 7 Starter with its standard Japanese Input Method Editor (IME). Japanese keyboards have two or ...
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How do I see the network adapter statistics in Windows 7?

I remember there was bytes/packets sent/received since connection established in the past but I cannot find it in the adapter properties now. BTW, when I hover over the network connection icon in ...
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How to terminate System Idle Process?

Every time i start my windows 7, the CPU gets very high, up to 60% and i haven't opened nothing yet. I opened task manager and saw what process where using the most. In the CPU usage and i found that ...
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How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer “Details view”

How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer "Details view" When you select any file in Windows and view its properties, you can see the 'property' ...
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Cannot stop Microsoft IIS

I want to run WAMP server, by stopping Microsoft-IIS/7.5. But it's showing the error: Operation could not complete, Access Denied. How can I resolve this?
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Adobe Reader XI will not launch

I've got the very annoying problem that Adobe Reader XI simply will not open. I can view PDF files in the browser just fine, but PDF files on my computer will not open. The program simply will not ...
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Windows 7 upgrade without product key

I bought a computer from Dell a while back (about 2 years ago, August 2009). It came with Windows Vista installed but an upgrade to Windows 7 was promised. So Dell sent me the Windows 7 upgrade when ...
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Autofill Product Key Windows Vista / 7

I am using sysprep to make a generic version of Windows and put it on a bunch of computers I am redoing for a customer. I plan to later develop more extensive images and go through the entire WAIK to ...
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Install windows 7 on mac without product key

My goal: create a windows 7 partition on my macbook for dual boot purposes through Boot-Camp. The problem: I bought the install disc for windows 7, but can no longer find the product key that came ...
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How to schedule opening and closing of URLs in Google Chrome?

Can you tell me how make and use a schedule written in javascript for google chrome. It is to be used for opening and closing URLs. When the new URL is opened, the old one needs to automatically ...