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windows 7 hanging at “starting windows” screen after installing on preinstalled windows 8

i got this HP laptop and windows 8 was preinstalled but i wanted to have windows 7 and ubuntu only (don't ask why). so being unaware of the whole GPT - MBR thing i went ahead and deleted all the ...
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Put a Win 7 computer to sleep AND wake it up on schedule

The computer in our bedroom puts on a light show every night around 3 when it starts to update Windows. I'd like to put the PC to sleep at a fixed time and then have it wake up on its own at a later ...
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Windows 7 hybernation prevent on startup

I have hybernate my windows7. Now I had an issue that, my enter key is not working. I can not delete my hybernate and the system is remain in a promp window for restore from hybernate or not. I can ...
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Using the Windows 7's fax service

I use Windows 7 ultimate on my computer. And know that it's possible to use this OS as fax device to send and recieve faxes. I have an ADSL modem which the telephone line is attached to it and a ...
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Toshiba Satellite C660D -1EN , Windows 7

Some of the keys that don't work include the: Caps Lock key (light doesn't turn on but if I press Shift is working), X, C, V, Left Control key, M., if I press some letters typing different...example: ...
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Troubles running Azure powershell

I'm trying to install Azure Powershell, following the instructions on this page. The installation seems to run fine and proceeds without errors. However, once it's finished, I can't manage to find ...
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Virtualbox, Windows 7, how do I remove “ATA Device” from msinfo32 and Device Manager?

In Virtualbox, you can change the hard drive or DVD name, manufacturer, serial, etc. (Virtualbox manual, 9.9.2.). However, the friendly name always ends with "ATA Device", after the normal formula of ...
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Error: not enough storage is available to process this command when install window server 2003 in win 7 32 bit

My computer has 25 G NTFS free for window server 2003 sp2. When I run install file : WindowsServer2003-KB914961-SP2-x86-ENU.exe, The system returns error message as the title after extract files ...
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Linux 64bit on Virtual Box with window 7 profession 64 bit

I have HP ProBook 450 G1 Laptop with Window 7 Professional. It is Intel Core i7 and it claim it has Virtualization Technology. But I can't find it in Bios to enable it. Now I installed Oracle Virtual ...
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Is it possible to configure Windows to always display a certain application in the foreground?

I have an application that displays a dialogue box during operation. The issue is that sometimes I'll have multiple applications open and this dialogue box will appear behind those others. Can I ...
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Duplicated windows 8 recovery partition

Let's me describe what am I trying to do first. I bought a laptop from HP(HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j137tx) with windows 8.1 in it and plan to dual boot it into windows 7 and windows 8.1(for debugging ...
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Removing a nasty virus from my computer [duplicate]

I have opened a link on my FaceBook and downloaded an executable file, unfortunately i run this file, now my browser automatically opens a new tabs that go to some one site which contains a counter ...
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Windows command-line installers used by some programs: problems showing syntax and parameters

As time goes by, it is (fortunately) more usual to find command-line installers for most Windows GUI programs, so you can make batch and offline console installations. But sometimes I have found a ...
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Microsoft OneNote 2012 on Windows 7

My Microsoft OneNote randomly pops up when I'm using my computer, more than once during the time of me using the computer, how do I get it to not randomly pop up out of no where? I don't even use it. ...
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Excessive rate of ARP requests from Windows 7 spooler service when network printer is off

I'm having series of ARP requests broadcast by a laptop over WLAN, asking MAC address for a range of IP (192.168.0.62 --> 192.168.0.94.) The process runs for the range, stops for a 20 or 30 seconds, ...
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Play sound when microphone is turned on

Is there any way to configure Dragon NaturallySpeaking so that whenever the microphone is turned on some sound is played? I use Dragon NaturallySpeaking 12.5 Professional with Windows 7 SP1 x64 ...
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Taskbar pinned file shortcuts become invalid after moving the underlying files

When you move a file that is pinned to the taskbar (in a jumplist) that pinned shortcut becomes invalid. Clicking it results in the usual error for broken shortcuts: How can I move a big number of ...
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Lenovo Z570 Laptop cutting sound when tilted

I currently have a Lenovo Z570 laptop, as said in the title. I like to have it on my knees while sitting on the couch, or laid in my bed. The thing is, when I try to move a bit, it tilts the laptop ...
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How to make Windows inserting a “λ” after pressing Alt-Gr-l?

In the same way as Alt-Gr-m inserts a µ or Alt-Gr-e inserts a € I would like Alt-Gr-l to insert a λ. How can this be configured in Windows 7?
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Lenovo Z570 HDD not visible in BIOS

My Lenovo Z570 laptop is acting weird these days. When I make it sleep or hibernate, and leave it for minimum 30~45 minutes,and try to start d laptop HDD light will be always ON and windows will not ...
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Get HEX code of char using only native Windows 7 tools

I have a text file with a weird character that isn't printable. I want to know its HEX code. How can I know it without installing software like HexView or programming?
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Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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Virtual Disk Service Error: The plex type is invalid

I have windows 7 ultimate x86 on an older Dell Precision 530. I had 3 80gb drives laying around. So I have them in diskpart in windows 7 setup via Shift+F10 and I see 3 74gb drives. I cleaned all of ...
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Restore RAID 0 storage volume after Windows 7 re-install?

I have a RAID 0 storage volume in Windows 7 with 3 disks and I want to re-install Windows to the OS drive. If I do this, will Windows recognize the previous RAID array and configure appropriately? ...
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Logitech WebCam Video Blank, But Only in Windows 7

I'm usually able to solve problems without help, but this one has me at a loss on where to look next. I'm looking for any suggestions and will report back on my results. 1) I have a Logitech C525 USB ...
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What is the reason for Windows IP address conflict?

I get this message once in a while when using the Internet from a PC with Windows 7: Windows has detected an IP address conflict. Image of the error: Thanks for any pointers.
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How to find out what is the “best” RAM for me?

I have an Asus p7p55 lx mobo. Tomorrow I'm finally going to install Win7 and decided to upgrade my RMA to 16GB which is the max. the mobo supports. What I could get from the website is that the RAM is ...
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Shutdown OSX from Windows 7

How can I shut down an iMac (OSX 10.6.8) on my wireless network wirelessly from my Windows 7 laptop? There are a few questions on this site for shutting down Windows from OSX, but I want it the ...
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Utorrent checks files after every reboot/shut down

I have searched all over the internet but cant find any solution. I am using windows 7 and utorrent. Whenever shutdown is given and if there are active downloads , utorrent checks those file on next ...
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Processing files with names that contain a “^” (Carat), inWindows

I'm having trouble processing files with names that contain a "^" (Carat). What I'm noticing is that if I use double quotes when evaluating the filenames, the "Carat's" are doubled. If I don't use ...
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How to return a GPO to Not Configured?

Recently a new piece of software started being included in our corporate Windows 7 image that, during silent install during the deployment process with Windows Deployment Workbench, sets the Windows ...
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Monitor not shown - is it a monitor or card issue?

I have a Windows-7-64 PC with onboard graphics plus an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT card. The onboard (Intel HD graphics 4000) graphics has been driving one (1920x1200) monitor via its VGA output, while the ...
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Trying to FTP ftp.ups.com I get FTP error 425

Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium Ed Browser: Firefox 30.0 ISP Earthlink.net Connection:ADSL Firewall: Zone Alarm: ZoneAlarm Security Suite version: 13.1.211.000 ZoneAlarm license key: ...
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Why does my new monitor randomly flash black when playing videos

It usually happens when the videos are full screen, and nothing changes in the video for a second, but I don't think it is confined only to these conditions. It's a relatively new ASUS VE248 (under a ...
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Is this a virus, a dying hard drive, or something else?

Details leading up to problem: I have about 3 year old second hand laptop. I experience two hard drive realted bluescreens, BBCode 7a, within the last month. I ran Chkdsk and found I have 4 ...
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“Windows can't open this file” when downloading torrent with Chrome

Previously when I was clicking on a "get this torrent" button in Chrome, it would just download the .torrent file. That is the expected behaviour. Someday, probably surfing too late and too tired, I ...
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Why won't my diff.exe run from cmd line?

I've got a number of utilities installed in C:\program files (x86)\git\bin, many of which shadow built-in command line functions. So as not to run afoul of that, I would rather NOT add that folder to ...
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Can Windows 7/8 System Image Recovery be used to clone a PC to different hardware?

Using the System Image Recovery option in Windows 7 & 8 (as detailed here for Win8, and here for Win8.1) is it possible to create a system image on one machine, and restore it to another machine, ...
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Netgear NAS Windows 7 Home and Premium

Using NAS and Raidar works nicely on Windows Pro, but not on Windows Home. In fact Home will not basic share with Pro even on the same LAN. So share permissions and passwords are irrelevant as web ...
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Devices and Printers control panel, desktop is categorized as a laptop

I have a Dell OptiPlex 790 tower running Windows 7. When I go to the "Devices and Printers" control panel, and right-click my computer's name, it says under Device Information, "Categories: Laptop ...
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In IE 11, the ClickOnce *.application link fails to open

The machine is using Windows 7 and IE 11 to open the link. Instead of opening the application, a new blank window is opened. The file URL is similar to the following: ...
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Can someone explain how programs are allowed to re-check themselves to run at startup despite the fact I have previously unchecked them?

I am talking about the menu in msconfig (system configuration) for windows operating systems. On the Startup tab I will uncheck things I don't want to run on startup such as Adobe reader, or Itunes, ...
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Making program installations on Win7 completely removable

So I'm pretty meticulous when it comes to Windows installations and I really like to know what exactly is installed on my computer and why it's there. However, over time, it seems that my every ...
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.exe files wont close with task manager or command prompt - Windows 7

This is happening with my video game DayZ StandAlone and Google Chrome Browser and a few other programs. But I will close the program normally and it will appear closed until I check Task Manager. (I ...
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Windows 7 Desktop

I'm working on a shared document that includes inserted pictures. Sometime I take it offline to have full Word edit functionality and noticed all my pictures are gone! Any suggestions on how to keep ...
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Specified Logon Session Does Not Exit Setting Up XP Mode

I'm trying to set up XP Mode on a Windows 7 Enterprise x64 PC and I can get far as to launch XP Mode and go through the setup wizard. However, once I reach the Setup will share the drives on this ...
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How to replace Chrome's “New Tab” with Speed Dial 2 extension page?

I just installed the Speed Dial 2 extension on Chrome. My Chrome version is 36.0.1985.125 m and I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I don't like the "New Tab" Chrome currently has because I'm not able ...
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How can one Windows 7 corrupt second one on different SSD?

Words of true desperation: Several days ago, my system SSD broke, so I send it for RMA. I was in last step of making my bachelor thesis, so I had to be up and running. I used my second, older 60GB ...
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Keeping Virtual Wifi (As it was) before sleep/hibernation

I've seen these 2 questions Keeping Virtual Wifi (Soft) Access point after reboot Trigger Task Scheduler in Windows 7 when computer wakes up from sleep/hibernate But I don't want the virtual WiFi ...
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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 ...