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How large is the Win7 operating system?

I'd like to know how large Windows 7 is, but I'm not sure where to look, and haven't found any information through Google. Is it possible to know this information about an operating system?
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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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Google Chrome Application Shortcuts with Tabs

I am looking for a way to run a Google Chrome Application Shortcut (e.g. chrome.exe --app=https://mail.google.com/ ) with tabs. The reason I am using a lot of pages as Application Shortcuts is that ...
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Why do .bat scripts get locked after execution in Windows 7?

Ever since I moved to Windows 7, whenever I am am developing a .bat script I have exactly one chance to get it right. As soon as I execute the script, it becomes locked by an unknown process even if ...
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Reset file type associations on windows 7

I'm using lots of Binary Programs to open applications that are not actually installed on my system. They used to show up in the open with dialog window but I've moved the binary program to another ...
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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How can I delete old IP configurations received via DHCP on Windows 7?

I noticed in the log of a DKIM verifier plugin for Thunderbird (that retrieves DNS servers to query from the OS configuration) that my Windows registry still has IP addresses for name server that ...
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I want to know the macros VBA command line for linking cells in an excel workbook [on hold]

Please am supposed to use macros to link cells in a workbook but appear to have a problem recording it. so i would appreciate it if someone can just give the VBA lines so i can iput them. Thanks in ...
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Administrator permission required to rename/create/delete directory on Desktop

I use Homeuser which is Administrator account on Windows7. Everytime I want to rename folder on desktop it asks me to give administrator rights. When I want to save a file on Desktop I can't because ...
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Diagnose slow wake up from sleep

My new work computer (Dell Precision T3600, 16GB RAM, SSD) running Windows 7 takes roughly 40 seconds to wake up from sleep mode. How can I diagnose what's taking so long? And what can I do to reduce ...
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In Windows 7, how do I know when a computer is scheduled to be shutdown?

Say I use "shutdown -s -f -t 13600" to initiate a scheduled shutdown. In Windows XP, I would always see a dialogbox alerting me of the impending shutdown. In Windows 7 however it shows a popup in ...
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My C drive is full, but on the same hard disk I have 2 other partitions with gigs of space

My hard drive used to have 2 gigs of free space (C drive), and no idea why but it is now full. I have tried clean disk, removing things using jgoodies disk report etc. but have no idea where that ...
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Windows 7 will not invoke VirtualBox [closed]

I cannot install Virtualbox on Windows 7 64 bit. Does anybody know why? The error Message states: Virtualbox-4.3.14-95030-Win.exe is not a valid Win 32 application.
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Make taskbar buttons fixed on Windows 7

Sometimes the application buttons on the Windows 7 taskbar change position by themselves. For example, if I have two windows of the same application opened, the first opened window should be the first ...
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Audio momentarily dropping

I keep getting the following error message in Windows Media Player An audio device was disconnected or reconfigured. Verify that the audio device is connected. the weird thing is, if I ...
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Download speeds are good. Upload speeds are terrible. Win7

I'm running Windows 7 with a wired connection to my Verizon FIOS router. My download speeds are usually around 80 Mbps, but my upload speeds are lucky to break 1.0 Mbps. This is a new problem, ...
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Accessing or sharing files over dual operating system using a single partition

Ubuntu supports ext4 file system. While windows support NTFS and FAT32. Now my problem is I have songs folder which is full of songs. I have unallocated space left too (if more partitions are ...
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Some key combinations no longer work

I don't know how this happened, but I can't use shift+R, nor can I use shift+1, 2, 3, 4. I tried creating another user to see if the problem is there too, but for them it works fine. I can't use ...
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Map key to middle click (on Win 7)

Is there a utility to map a keyboard key to middle-click? In particular, I'm trying to map the useless Context Menu key to the middle-click on my laptop.
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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How to completely uninstall/remove cygwin from Windows 7

How can I completely uninstall/remove cygwin? I don't think it is as simple as deleting C:\cygwin. Maybe alter registry?
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Where to get fingerprint scanning software for Dell Latitude E5520?

Does anyone know the name of a software program that will let me use my fingerprint as a password? I recently had to replace the hard drive in my Dell Latitude E5520, and I don't have the drivers and ...
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Win 7 Programs and Features Too Slow

Whenever I open the Programs and Features utility in Windows 7 I notice it takes a really long time for it to enumerate all the applications. Is this normal or is there something I can do speed up ...
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How to install freeBSD on a separate partition?

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and have a free 63GB partition. I'm trying to install freeBSD on it. I get a "Add partition" prompt when installing which requests Type Size Mountpoint I ...
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Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0 on Windows 7 print to network share gives error

I've recently upgraded a client's workstations to brand new computers, with Windows 7 Professional. The server is still Windows Server 2003. The server has 2-3 file shares that get mapped to users' ...
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pci simple communication controller driver for windows 7

I have a HP laserJet P1102. When I want to install its driver it seems that it need to pci simple communication controller be installed. How to install that pci simple communication controller for my ...
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Blocking Incoming IP With Win 7 Firewall

This question was asked before, but the answer is not working for me and the rules of this forum say do not respond to answers, so I am asking again. I went through the following process on the Win 7 ...
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Make Windows Task Scheduler alert me on fail

I have an automated script that pulls backups from my website to my local computer. Once my server was down, another time i accidentally move my script. How do i make Windows Task Scheduler tell me ...
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Windows Update Error 490

I'm having some issues installing windows update on this particular Windows 7 PC. I'm trying to (for instance) install Service Pack 1, and its popping up an error saying "Element Not Found", and then ...
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KMPlayer: Context menu items not deleted after uninstall (KMP bug)

I have uninstalled KMPlayer but 2 context menu items (Play with KMP, Enqueue in KMP) are still visible when I right-click on any folder. How can I remove these remainders? OS: Win7 x64 Note: I've ...
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future concern about accessing my vital files [on hold]

i have a folder (with a lot of files) witch is so important for my job . so if i set permissions to just my username and system and delete everything else ( including taking ownership) will there be a ...
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SPSS version 22 ERROR: attempt to connect to a remote server failed

If anyone can help, I'm at my wits end here and my class starts Monday. I have installed SPSS statistics 22 on my Win7 Home 64-bit SP 1 and it will not run. I am on an HP Pavilion dv7 with tons of ...
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What's waking up my PC?

When I place my PC to sleep, it goes to sleep for 2 min and then wakes up again on its own. I ran cmd.exe as an admin and then typed powercfg -last wake and -requests and I got nothing really that ...
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window 7 cannot stop looping for failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

Anyone have this kind of problem before? I shut down my computer and I restart it. I can just see my screen show me about this line" failure configuring windows updates revert changes." After that, ...
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Restoring Network Connections error message box every time

I access shared media over my network via mapped drives, on my laptop. Because my Ethernet socket is broken, the plug often falls out, and I will get the error message box... "Restoring network ...
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my memory card doesn't show some files but they exist [on hold]

i didn't use any software because i was worried about missing them...these files are very ...
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Error Installing OpenVPN TAP

I'm trying to install OpenVPN (2.2.2) on a Windows 7 Professional x64 machine. When I run the installer, I receive an error saying it can't install TAP. The same when running the batch file. My ...
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Can't delete folder and I am admin. “You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from…”

I can't delete a certain folder in Windows 7. It's not a system folder. It was created by an app. I get an error message "You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from ...
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Windows 7 locked out of program files

I while ago my computer crashed and a file in my virus protector got lost in the recovery process. Because of this, I cannot uninstall, reinstall, or install a newer version of the virus protector. ...
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Is there a way to disable LocalizedResourceName (desktop.ini) globally?

I'm using a German windows 7 and while I'm fine with that (otherwise I'd install an english version), I really dislike localized folder names - I'd like to see the true folder name. Of course I could ...
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links in applications no longer open in browser?

clicking on a link, such as the ones in launchers like WoT's or Starwars the old Republic used to open in Firefox. now, nothing happens. the only change was to install a newer version of the AMD CCC ...
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Sync a Network Drive to a MS OneDrive account using Windows 7

I'm curious is there is anyway to sync a network drive to a MS OneDrive account. All computers connected to the network drive use Windows 7 (64). What we are wanting to do is have an automatic cloud ...
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Why is windows explorer very slow only on drive “E”?

I am having the following problem: each time I open windows explorer to go to my drive E: (to my downloads folder) and tries to open .avi files it takes ages to charge the file (looooong green loading ...
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Winamp does not stay on top

One thing I love about Winamp is its compact size, and being able to stay on top. For the past month or so, it won't stay on top. I have tried: restarting the program: No change ...
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Make computer shutdown if battery < 50%

My original Dell battery died after one year, and I made the mistake of buying a new one from eBay. The new battery starts from 100% charged and after 5 minutes drops abruptly from 95% to ~9-10%. ...
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How to diagnose computer lockups and freezes?

I built a desktop computer a couple years back with the following specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6 MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q9300 Motherboard: EVGA ...
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Want to use right mouse button for caps typing with on-screen keyboard

The on-screen keyboard for Windows 7/8 requires use of the CAPS keys for caps control. Is there a way to right-click on a letter key for it to toggle to the other case from using a left-click? For ...
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Windows 7 won't boot on custom pc with minimal wear

Recently I was doing some cable management on my PC with only unplugging and replugging a couple of cables. Most notably the CPU secondary power cable. When it was all done I turned on my computer, ...
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Prevent Caching in Windows FTP (Explorer)

Windows Explorer's FTP functionality appears to be caching downloaded files, such that when I drag drop (to download) the same file again, it's not downloading the latest version from the FTP server. ...
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Unlocated Space cant be used for other partitions

So some weeks ago I installed the latest Ubuntu Os version in my pc, I gave it like 12g and then 4gig for the hybernation temp storage. Yesterday I realized that I wasn't going to use it anymore so I ...