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Removed my windows password. Restarted then windows ask for password again [closed]

I have the weirdest situation that I removed my windows password using option in control panel, I then restart my laptop then windows ask for password to login again. The password is not the same as ...
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Why am I unable to reconnect to a Remote Desktop?

I have some home media services like pyTivo running on my Windows XP machine, but they only run when I'm logged in. While I'm on my Windows 7 machine, and I use Remote Desktop to control my Windows ...
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Windows 7 Home Premium automatically creates user profile on logon

On logon of the system, Windows 7 Home Premium automatically creates a new user profile with a pre-determined name. When I deleted the profile and create a new profile with that name and then reboot ...
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Find whether a SATA port is available from within Windows 7

A relative has a faulty DVD drive connected by a PATA connector to the motherboard of his computer. Since most new DVD drives are SATA, I wonder how can I tell if I would be able to connect a new SATA ...
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“Windows Security” alert when moving files in My Documents/Desktop (local disk)

Every time I try to move a file to a different location in My Documents or on the Desktop by dragging it I get a "Windows Security" alert telling me "These files might be harmful to your computer". I ...
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BSOD when PC is unattended

I frequently get a BSOD if I leave my computer unattended for a period of time. SOmetimes it happens after a few minutes, sometimes after an hour. I am sure this is something to do with either USB ...
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How to run many instances of Google Chrome in full screen on multi monitor system [duplicate]

I need to run multiple instances of Google Chrome. Each instance must run on different monitor in a multi monitor system (Windows OS) but in full screen without any buttons or menus. I tried several ...
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Would Windows 7 run faster than Windows XP on an old notebook?

I have a notebook that has an Intel Atom N270 CPU on board with 1.6GHz and 898MB of RAM. It runs on Windows XP Home Edition and is slower than a slug. Would it perform better if I flattened it and ...
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Can I mount fully encrypted HDD from another HDD? (TrueCrypt)

I have two HDDs. One with Windows 7 installed, another with Ubuntu. The first one is fully encrypted with TrueCrypt while the other one with Ubuntu is not. HDD A -> Win7, encrypted HDD B -> Ubuntu, ...
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Set window size Firefox using cmd

This documentation contains various parameters that could be passed to the firefox command, executing e.g., firefox -new-window google.com opens a new Firefox window and subsequently starts ...
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Frequent BSOD 0x9F driver_power_state_failure

I have been experiencing lots of BSODs in the past few weeks. The stop code is always 0x9F (driver_power_state_failure). I have saved four memory dumps from the past three days, and used WinDbg from ...
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Skype 7.1 crashes at startup on Windows Enterprise

I downloaded the latest skype on my workstation, which is a Windows 7 Enterprise (Version 6.1, Build 7601: SP1). The problem is that it crashes every single time on Skype startup. I can't even write ...
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Eset Smart Security Personal Firewall crashes with a bluescreen

When I plug my internet cable in computer, the computer goes to BSOD and says UNEXPECTED_KERNEL_MODE_TRAP. I am sure it is due to Eset Smart Security 8 Personal Firewall Because of when I ...
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Windows Domain batchscript for netuse network shares

I am using a batchscrip to run at logon on my server 2012 essentials Domain Controller... The script breaks down into 3 sections Connects to 2 folders in local PC share Connects to remote ip (wan ...
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Java plugin refuses to run

My girlfriend asked me for help with her computer; Windows 7 64-bit. She is not able to view or use anything that requires a Java plugin. I figured it would be a fairly simply fix, however, I was ...
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Disable Start Menu background blur

I want to remove the blur effect pictured below from the start menu. I have already found solutions for window frames and the taskbar, yet the start menu remains unaffected. How would I go about doing ...
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IIS 7 fails to install on Windows 7, despite attempts at Windows Fix It tool, removal/reinstallation of .NET 3.5, etc

I'm not exactly the first person to run into issues getting IIS 7 to install on a Windows 7 machine, but so far, nothing has really managed to fix the problem. When I try to install IIS 7, I get this ...
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What files can I safely enable NTFS compression for on Windows 7/8 USB bootable drive?

The title says it all. I am just a few MB short of copying the needed files to a USB flash drive I intend to use for installing Windows. I have marked the partition as active. I was wondering if I can ...
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Unable to delete a file using cygwin shell

I'm trying to delete the file ~$bgka.mod from my current directory in Cygwin shell. When I list all my files in that directory it shows up: $ ls ~$bgka.mod CaBK.mod hcdist.hoc mcdist.hoc ...
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Disk usage claims to be nearly full when 79GB is still available

My main hard drive is a 128GB SSD of which the system has 119 available which is normal. However, it is nearly full despite the fact that there is only 79GB of files on it according to windirstat to ...
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Gmail loading error

Whenever I load gmail on my Windows 7 machine with the latest Chrome (40.0.2214.11 m), I have been getting a "Loading error, please try Standard HTML view". This has been happening for the last week ...
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How to use AutoHotKey to make R-Control function as R-Win

I have a keyboard that doesn't have a R-Win key, but software that I use requires R-Win specifically for some keyboard shortcuts. I'm trying to remap the R-Ctrl key I never use to R-Win using ...
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Windows 7 - KB976932 - Installation fails with error 800b0100

I am having an issue with Windows 7 Update (KB976932). it continues to fail with the error 800b0100 I have tried several articles on the internet to find help.. but nothing works. Anyone knows how ...
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Is there a way to use a PNG image as a desktop background without conversion to JPEG on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Suppose I wanted to use a PNG file as a desktop background. I can right click on it and select "Set as desktop background". Surprisingly, this does not actually set the image as the desktop ...
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Gimp won't allow me to copy and paste a transparent image

On the latest version of GIMP on my PC, whenever I try to copy a transparent image from the internet, GIMP will automatically fill in the transparent areas with the background color I have selected. ...
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how to use Windows Explorer to search contents of extensionless files

I wanted to find a 'makefile' that contained a target name. But Windows Explorer > File Contents doesn't search files in each makefile. I assume this is because there is no extension to filename ...
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Seagate 2TB external hard drive not showing up in Disk Management

I have a Seagate 2TB external hard drive connected to my machine but this does not show up in Disk Management once I'm in Windows. I have tried this on both my desktop machine and my laptop. Any ...
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Stuck with 16bit colors and Device Error Code 43

I had bought nVidia GeForce GT530 video card for my friend today, His PC works on Windows 7 SP1 and the motherboard is Asrock G41M-S3 with 2GB RAM, Core 2 Duo CPU. I installed the video card with the ...
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Windows 7 PC claims “not connected to network” even though it is

I'm having trouble accessing my LAN from my connected computer. I have mapped drives on the LAN that my computer can access, and it shows a wireless connection to the correct wireless LAN. However, ...
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Windows 7 Pro with 5 users: how to restrict navigation of 1 single users? [duplicate]

Situation: Windows 7 Pro - 1 admin user - 4 normal users 1 of the 4 normal users but NOT be allowed to navigate in every website but only on a restricted set. Is this doable in ... some way? the ...
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Remoting into wrong user, computerName.user

I'm trying to remote into my work computer. Let's say that the user name is Bob, and that the computer name is Comp1. I'm connecting just fine, logging in using my regular credentials, but it seems ...
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USB 3.0 Port is not detecting usb 3.0 pendrive?

I am using dell notebook 3546/windows 7 64bit. There is one usb 3.0 port which is working fine for usb 2.0 pendrive but when i connect usb 3.0 pendrive it does't detect it. Is there any specific ...
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Emulating an older OS to use printer on windows 7

I've searched the internet inside out for windows 7 compatible drivers for my printer HP Color LaserJet 3550. I've also tried using a version lower and higher drivers to no avail. Windows 7 still ...
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How can I determine whether it is safe to delete appdata folders in Windows

I use CCleaner to clean the junk files in my computer. I noticed that there are uninstalled applications still listed in the Applications section. How can I automatically identify and delete these ...
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Self signed certificate, https and vpn

I have access to an SBS 2011 server that has a self signed certificate. In my computer (win 7 pro) that is outside the domain, I have imported the root certificate and the leaf certificate into ...
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Simple autoit script to toggle Caps Lock on and off in Win7

I am looking for a simple autoit script that will toggle the Caps-Lock and/or Num-Lock keys on and off to stop my Windows 7 laptop going to the screensaver and locking. These options are grayed out ...
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Acrobat Reader does not print under certain user profile in protected mode

Yesterday Acrobat Reader (ver. 10.1.13 or latest 11) stopped printing for a couple of our network users. When print button is pressed either nothing happens or error about failed instruction on some ...
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sometimes I don't want to be forced to interact with the topmost window. How can I get around it, without closing it? [duplicate]

We've all seen this when we opened a setting or preference window from a context menu in a program we're using-- the window flashes/flickers and forces you to close it if you want to get at ...
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Android emulator cause sound quality to degrade - win 7 [migrated]

I'm running Win 7 64bit. So when I start android emulators, sound gets weird. It looses quality. Very annoying noise. Eclipse ADT , Genymotion all produces same result. What's wrong? How to free ...
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How to completely remove an old installation of java?

I had an old installation of Java on my computer in the directory: C:\programs\java\jdk7 and another one in C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7 When I was cleaning my computer I deleted ...
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Delete Resolution from Nvidia control panel

How can i do this? This is under the "Change resolution" section i want to delete 1080i 1862x1048@30Hz because it keeps defaulting back to it for some reason But i don't see any option in the ...
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Where do I get Windows 7? [closed]

I have never had Windows 7, and I would like it for my computer. Where do I get it?
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is it possible to extract all files in a directory to their respective folders?

So I've got a lot of .sbm files I zip and unzip on a regular basis. I generally use winrar gui and do by hand. I looked for a utility in the menus, but I've had no luck. So I was wondering if there's ...
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Photoshop brush cursors cropped at 82px

My brush cursors in Photoshop seem to getting cropped when 82px or larger, and it's difficult to paint without seeing the full preview size. See here: http://imgur.com/a/6AekX Any ideas? I'm using ...
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Headset volume changed after random disconnections

Ok... so I have bought a new headset(siberia v3 prism), used it a few weeks and I really, really liked it. I was playing a game with 3 friends (we were skype calling) a few days ago and suddenly the ...
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Dell Venue 11 Pro and Windows 7

Is it possible to install Windows 7 on Dell Venue 11 Pro? Also, what about drivers? Do you think drivers working under Windows 8 for this device are backward compatibility?
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WinToUSB not giving option to 'next' or continue after choosing partitions

I'm using WinToUsb to install Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit to a USB flashdrive from the Win7 installation iso. WinToUsb says that my flashdrive needs to be formatted, so I let it format it. After it's ...
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Problems installing Atheros Wireless driver

I was trying to reinstall the wireless driver on my Toshiba Satellite L300-2CF with Windows 7 x64, the wireless adapter is Atheros AR5007EG, but when I finally removed it, and then tried to reinstall ...
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Emulate the “Apply” button from Control panel from command line or batch

Some settings can be adjusted from the control panel, like adding a mouse pointer trail or adjusting the speed. Similar changes can be done by changing registry keys. However, then a restart is ...
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Would a program like “Folder Lock” prevent hackers from locking my files?

I recently had most all my files locked by a some hacker. I had them backed up on Dropbox, but the sync also locked the files online. If I had had the Dropbox folder secured with Folder Lock, would my ...