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is there any way I can access my remote LAN using teamviewer VPN?

Or any other VPN. The thing is Remote host (Windows 10 Professional): Remote LAN interface om some local subnet (i.e. 10.7.0.X). Remote VPN interface on some other subnet (i.e. 7.X.X.X). My host ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded OS) to remote machine(Windows 7) via RDP. The problem is once I try to test the audio via Skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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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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Copy all installed programs & files in a hard disk (which has 32 bit Windows 7) and clone/transfer it to another computer which has 64 bit Windows 7

I recently got a new PC which has a 64-bit Windows 7 installed. The current PC that I am using has a 32-bit Windows 7 installed. I would like to know if there is a software that can copy all my ...
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My TV keeps saying invalid format

I connected my PC to my 40" LG TV and the starting screen came up but when it gets to the screen with the icons on the side it goes black and says invalid format.
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Enable ~4K (3840 X 2160) resolution on Windows 7 with Intel HD Graphics card

I have a DELL E7450 laptop connected via an HDMI cable to a DELL UP3214Q monitor (which can display 3840x2160 @ 60Hz with a DP1.2 cable) . Ubuntu 14.10 uses the 3840 X 2160 resolution just fine - ...
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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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Can You Remove KB Updates to Client Machines from SCCM 2012 Push

In our enterprise environment we have the machines that get the typical push updates via SCCM 2012. Among these are the usual Windows KB updates. However, on one machine in Software Center, there are ...
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Can't open Task Manager

When I right click on my task bar and click on Start Task Manager it gives me an error Windows cannot find "C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe" Make sure you have typed the name correctly and ...
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Which Dropbox icon is for which Icon Overlay Identifier name?

Since Windows can only handle 15 icon overlay identifiers and the rest get ignored I though I can move the ones I want to the top and only have the ones I need. In terms of Tortoise SVN it's very ...
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How to enable the indexing options in Outlook 2013 in Windows 7?

The quick search bar in my Outlook 2013 installation is not working and I tried to configure indexing appropriately. When I go to File - Options - Search - Indexing Options the indexing location ...
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Cannot delete a file: System cannot find the file specified

I want to delete a file but it shows an error: "System cannot find the file specified" what's the problem? the file which I want to delete: when I delete the file: the file name is : ...
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How to know if an SDcard is about to fail?

I have an SDcard that is still working fine for about 8 years now. I am using it for an DSLR camera. I am quite paranoid that it will soon stop working while taking photos of an important event. Are ...
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Automatic keyboard layout detection on Window 7

I wonder if there is (and where to find it) a tool for Windows 7 similar to the one built-in in Mac OS X, that detects your keyboard layout by pressing a couple of keys in your keyboard. The ...
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Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely

I have 2 monitors connected to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660: Left is 1920x1080 via DVI (Samsung SyncMaster 2443BW) Right is 2560x1440 via DisplayPort and is set to Primary (Samsung SyncMaster SA850) I ...
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On startup - remove disks or other media

I have windows 7 installed on my laptop. I was attempting to resize some partitions in the disk manager. I made some changes (extended my C:\ into some unalocated space) then restarted. It now ...
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lenovo g570 failing to view bios using external monitor

I broke the screen of my lenovo g579 laptop. have been using it with an external monitor but it only displays when it gets to window. now I want to access the bios. please assist
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Playing random short clips from a collection of movies

I'm hosting a party, and I want to play random sequences from a collection of movies in the background. I don't want to sit and edit together five hours of footage by hand though. Ideally I would: ...
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Physical Memory in Windows Task Manager

In Windows Task Manager under the Perofrmance tab, I see this under Physical Memory: Total 3582 Cached 867 Available 846 Free 11 How come the numbers don't add up to the total? What is the ...
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High DPC Latency and Slow Hard Pagefaults on Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R Motherboard

I've owned a DIY-built PC on a Gigabyte GA-EP35C-DS3R motherboard for about 2 years now. When I first built this PC, it ran perfectly under Windows XP 32-bit. Performance was good, and I had no issues ...
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How to get Windows 7 ready to move to new hardware [duplicate]

Is there a way to get the driver state of Windows 7 ready to move into new hardware: 1) Without user profiles/folders getting deleted. 2) Without spending days per system making an image When I move ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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Wacom “Tablet driver not found”

I have a $100 Wacom Intuos drawing tablet, and after a while, it says "THE TABLET DRIVER WAS NOT FOUND" when I try to open the Wacom Tablet Properties. The tablet still functions the same, but I just ...
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Can't Install Cisco VPN on Windows 7 x64

I've tried various methods to install Cisco VPN on a Windows 7 64-bit machine. I keep getting the same error: Error 27850. Unable to manage networking component. Operating system corruption ...
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OpenMediaVault Share not accessible when OMV account name equals Windows username

I have a couple of SMB shares set up with OpenMediaVault: Public, runs fine Private, with username "Private" runs also fine Dani with omv username "Dani" and Windows username "Dani" can be accessed ...
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MinGW installer not working with proxy

Situation I want to install minGW and msys on a work pc, but I'm behind a proxy. The proxy settings are configured to auto detect in both internet explorer and firefox. The proxy is a http proxy on ...
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why is PID 0 reading/writing large amounts of data

Just booted my PC up and it was running slower than usual. I went into the resource monitor and its saying that System PID 0 is reading and writing 100,000,000B/sec and its accessing all drives for ...
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Can't ping from vmware to another pc (request time out)

I have 2 Computers (pc1 , pc2) pc1 is running under windows 7. (IP: 192.168.1.100) pc2 is running under winXP under vmware workstation9 (IP: 192.168.1.50) I created a network between them ...
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purchase a laptop to recycle windows product key

I need to activate Windows 7 ultimate x64 on my workingstation and I have to buy a product key. I'm considering opting for a solution with a greater value for money: purchasing a cheap used laptop ...
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Bluetooth headset buzzing background noise when playing sound

I have this buzzing background noise when any sound is played, including for example the small ping when you adjust the volume of headset/speakers that Windows plays. I've checked that all ...
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What are the other uses of hard links, junction points, and symbolic links?

There are many answers on why hard links, junction points, and symbolic links are useful. I understand that junction points are supported from Vista onward and are described as "directory hardlinks" ...
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Get correct Windows partition back in Grub

Model: HP Compaq Mini 32 bit. Device: Samsung Evo SSD 120 GB. OS: Dual boot --> Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce & Windows 7 Starter. TLDR: Fixed Grub + got Mint back using parted rescue; win7 reboots or ...
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DFS on Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 R2 comes with the DFS server role. I am looking at finding a third party application that can mimic this funtionality on Windows 7. I need it because I have multiple SATA hard ...
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How can I find out the COM number of a serial device?

today I had to configure an Ethernet Switch (AT-8000GS/48) via serial console to turn on stacking mode and so on. I used a RJ45 to Serial-9-Pin to USB adaptor. First, I tried to use PuTTY under ...
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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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Windows restores old home directory on each login

My main desktop is a Windows 7 Enterprise machine which is bound to a corporate Windows domain. My official user account is stored in the corporate domain / active directory. I can use any computer in ...
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Should Windows 7 transition Sleep => Hibernating if battery drops below critical?

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 x64 via Boot Camp. I recently lost work because, on receiving a low battery warning (at 10%), I closed the lid to put the laptop to sleep, but then forgot to ...
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Opening/Sharing Exchange Calendars in Outlook for Mac 2011

Problem (in short): Mac users cannot open/share calendars in Outlook. Background: I have five users who need to work on one calendar in Outlook. Three users are running Microsoft Outlook 2010 on ...
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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. Every time I try to run the installer I get the error message: "Windows Can't verify ...
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Sfc scannow without Windows 7 CD

Does anyone know a way to repair Windows 7 using sfc /scannow without Windows 7 DVD? I know that people used to overcome this on XP by changing the path used by sfc tool to i386 folder on C: drive (if ...
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Belkin Wireless G router not working on Windows 7

I have a Belkin F5D7230-4 Wireless G router which used to work on XP. I have a clean Windows 7 install (on the same desktop PC), and it just won't work. Device Manager lists the adapter as a USB ...
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Does Windows log its tasks and events?

There is a computer in my network at work of which the settings somehow have changed. Either someone changed something or it changed by itself. Is there any log or event manager to have a look at what ...
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Windows 7 - Wireless signal strength good - Network often says limited or no activity

I have a new Dell Studio XPS laptop that I hooked up in early January of 2010. The Dell Studio XPS laptop is connected to my wireless router (Belkin Wireless N). The router was purchased in Februari ...
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I cannot install my Belkin N firmware on my new Windows 7 computer

I recently bought a new PC with Windows 7 installed, I already had a Belkin N wireless router on my home network (Belkin N wireless router F5D8236-4 v-3). I can use the Internet when I am connected ...
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I screwed up my neibors wifi

I messed up my neighbors Wifi. My neighbors let me use their Wifi, and it wasn't working right, and I read something that said to clone your MAC address. I typed in the IP address on Chrome and was ...
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Wireless range extender throughput extremely slow

I've got a Belkin 54G router connected to the internet, and a Belkin range extender model F5D7132. I can get the range extender connected to the parent router SSID no problem, in repeater mode as ...
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Windows is not genuine slmgr -rearm error

I am working on building a custom image of widows 7 in audit mode. I run into an error with my unatttend.xml file when i reboot the computer out of audit mode and i get an error that windows could not ...
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Retrieving OEM-SLP key from OEM Recovery DVD

I have a number of HP ProDesk 600 G1. I use Windows Deployment Server (WDS) to deploy a custom image to these machines (effectively removing HP bloatware) and I'm trying to find the OEM-SLP key. I ...
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RDP logout using bat file

Using Windows 7. When I RDP to a PC I'd like to be able to logout of the session without the screen reverting to a Ctrl+Alt+Del Login screen. The PC's in question are kiosks running Chrome in full ...
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Is it really possible to completely deactivate the desktop via the registry?

I've heard that there is the possibility to remove the taskbar and desktop (making both invisible) via a registry entry. As I didn't find anything there I'm wondering if this is true and if so which ...