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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 While Multi-Booted With Linux

My PC has two separate physical hard-drives in it, one with Windows 7, and one with Ubuntu Linux. In order to get the dual-boot set up to work properly, I set up GRUB to be installed on both hard ...
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Error 'Printer Settings could not be saved' after driver upload (Samba)

When I upload driver to Samba, I often get the message "Printer Properties" - "Printer settings could not be saved. Operation could not be completed (error 0x0000007a)". Since driver seems to be ...
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Connecting via Remote Desktop to machine with Public network location?

I have two Windows 7 computers connected on the same network via a switch. I'll call one "local" and the other "remote". When I connected the remote computer to my network I chose the network ...
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Firefox - Jagged / Blurry / Fuzzy / Ugly Font Issue - Windows 7

Problem: Fuzzy text, Blurry text, Ugly text in Firefox (since long, current version being used is v38.0.5) on Windows 7 (fully updated) BUT not in Chrome Browser Problem occurs in some web-fonts ...
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How to configure .bashrc for git-for-windows?

I used Git Bash for Windows with Version 1.9.5 on my Windows 7 (64bit). I added a .bashrc and a .gitconfig in my %USERPROFILE% folder (C:\Users\<USERNAME>\). Everything worked fine. Now i ...
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Cannot uninstall printer as it claims to be printing, but cannot connect to printer

I am running Windows 7 fully updated on an Acer Aspire using a Intel core i5. When I try to print to Lexmark LX1190 I get a message that I cannot connect to the printer. When I tried to delete the ...
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C drive reports 50GB “All in C:\”, yet almost full at 75GB in Computer?

I'm trying to install visual studio, which requires a bunch of disk space. I found the space easily by deleting 8.16GB of downloads in the User profile. Great! Clicked install but had to restart (I'd ...
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Windows 7 files have been deleted

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and like it, but there is a program I urgently need to use which doesn't work with DWM. Because DWM is impossible to disable in Windows 8 and up, I desperately need ...
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What Graphics Driver For Windows 7 32bit 1GB Ram?

I have installed Windows 7 Professional 32bit. when I want to play Counterstrike 1.6, OpenGL does not run and I cannot find a video graphics driver. PC info: RAM: 1 GB GHz: 2. 80 Pentium 4 I ...
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How do disable calculator in windows?

I have a key on my keyboard that brings it up, and I hit all of the time accidentally. It's a proprietary Logitech Calculator key, and their own program doesn't let you remap it. This seems to be a ...
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Seagate Backup Plus 4tb

I have a seagate 4tb backup plus desktop external hard-drive. I use it to house alot of college work, regular work files and a few movies etc. While it has been been plugged into my tv the past few ...
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Windows 7 experience index score inaccurate

I have installed windows 7 ultimate on my pc twice so on first installation my windows 7 experience index score was 3.5 so after updating graphics card driver it increased to 4.5 but on second ...
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Cannot format or remove “extra” partitions on HDD

I have a 500GB Seagate Laptop HDD that I received from a scrapped laptop that I am trying to format. I managed to format one of the partitions but cannot remove or format the remaining ones. Here is ...
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how do I connect windows xp and windows 7 virtual machines to wifi

I managed to get windows 7 and windows xp up and running on a virtual machine. I want to link them to my alfa adapter, like kali linux. I don't think I have the drivers installed on either vm. Is ...
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Intermittent lag while gaming that doesn't affect other PCs on the same network

I've been playing Rocket League with my brother recently, who lives in the same house as me and games on a different PC connected to the same router. We both connect wirelessly and are roughly the ...
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How do I use a prebuilt virtual machine?

I downloaded prebuilt virtual machines of Windows 7 and XP. I'm trying to run them in VMware, but I don't know how to use a prebuilt VM. How do I get them to work?
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Resetting windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

I have a windows 7 laptop. I do not care about any of the information on it, I just want to reset it. But, I don't have the password to log in, and in order to reset it, I need a bitlock encryption ...
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Do Not Disturb Mode? temporarily turn off win7 notifications?

all over SE and several searches I've found numerous app-/process-specific ways to disable notifications in win7. what I have not been able to find is a way, like on a mac, to just simply set a DnD ...
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My new extra bass bluetooth headphones are making odd noises

I recently got a new set of bluetooth headphones and they work fine with all my devices except my PC. I have a bluetooth chip I got for my PC but thats not the problem because the headphones are ...
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How to connect Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 using Intel WiDi to Windows 7 laptop

I bought Anycast M2 Plus RK2928 for 2nd external monitor for my Dell Inspiron 17R. I have newest graphic drivers installed (manual way, Windows 7 blocks original Intel's drivers, so I had to update ...
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No space left on C: Drive [closed]

I'm trying to help someone with this issue but I have yet to figure it out. Any advice is appreciated so thank you in advance. Currently, there is 1.86 GB free of 119 GB on the C: drive. Whenever I ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Update Hangs On “Checking For Updates”

Today I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1. For some reason, it will just not update. I try to run Windows Update but all it does is hangs at "Checking for updates". I even let ...
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Why does Windows claim to be low on memory when I have swap space available?

I have 4GB of RAM. But according to system monitor my PC never uses above 3.1 GB. When it reaches 3.1 GB used apps start to shut down/crash. Why is that remaining 800MB not used? I found a few web ...
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windows 7 diskpart command undo selecting a disk

ok I got curious (and cocky) about looking at partitions - I did a diskpart which then I did a rescan, then a list disks which gave me DISK 0, DISK 1 AND DISK 2. I then did a select disk 0 and it told ...
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White Text on Black Screen, then a restart [closed]

When I got out of the shower this morning, I came back upstairs to find my computer screen had changed from what I usually see to a black screen with a bunch of white text on it. I unfortunately did ...
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How to be sure Cortana is not present in a Windows 10 rollback

I'm interested in ensuring some of the datamining bits (Cortana, etc..) are fully removed. Where should I look / how can I verify that when I rolled back to 7 pro 64bit, these features were actually ...
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I keep getting the usb inserted sound whenever I plug or unplug something to a power socket. Should I worry?

I own a Lenovo G510. I use a cooler base external mouse keyboard monitor 2:1 speakers Whenever I plug something to a wall socket that is near to the one that I use to power everything (when ...
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Changed or new files on a mapped network disk do not show in explorer even after refresh F5

On a newly installed Windows 7 x64 machine I do not see changes made to files on a mapped network drive. I do not also see newly added files. I have tried searching registry for dontrefresh values as ...
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Automate set up and driver installs on Windows 7

I have to set up a large amount of PCs all with a fresh install of Windows 7 or XP, all with the same settings using the options in the control panel, and all with similar hardware drivers. The only ...
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do fixmbr and fixboot change the list of oper. systems on start?

I have added new components in my computer and now I cannot start window 7, but I can Ubuntu, system repair cannot fix the problem. Then I read this I want to try these commands: bootrec /fixmbr ...
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Run sndvol.exe when volume icon is clicked instead of popup

Is there a way to open the Volume Mixer (sndvol.exe) instead of the single-channel Volume Control popup when the icon in the system tray is clicked?
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Hard disk not working

I have a 500GB Hitachi Hard disk which is failing. It sometimes detects in bios and sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it also works maybe for 10-20 min then it stops working and I get a BSOD saying ...
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How to create a user group in Windows 7 machine that belongs to a domain?

I need to share a few folders with a group of people (my team at work). I want to create a group that contains those users so I don't need to enter each of their names when creating shared folders. ...
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OS X right click / define on ubuntu and windows 7

I have been an OS X user for a long time and really gotten used to a lot of features that Apple has to offer. At work I have to keep switching between Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04. One of the most ...
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Unable to shred personal data from re-formatted computer

I have an old Windows 7 computer that I want to give away. I restored the machine to factory settings (using manufacturer's disks). After that I ran SDelete & CCleaner to shred any personal data ...
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How do you get this theme in windows 7 and vista?

How do you get this theme in Windows 7 and Vista? I was once playing around with the performance settings in vista and got it, but then it went away. I've also seen it in multiple Windows 7 error ...
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Hp Elitebook 8440p Wireless Adaptor On No Connection

I recently bought this machine which is currently running 64 bit Windows 7 Professional. There is a touch-screen switch that you manually use to turn the network connectivity switch on and off, ...
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What could change the exe file

When I try to run *.exe on 64bit Windows7 I get the message (originally in russian) *.exe is not Win32 application I see that the date of change is recent on this exe file. Recently someone ...
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How to verify two copied files are exactly the same in Windows?

I’m doing a backup on my Samsung rv420 running Windows 7 Home Starter Edition. In order to do it, I want to ensure that when making a copy from my computer to a external device, the files being ...
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Can't finish Windows7 setup

Attempting to setup Win7 Pro w/svc Pack1 on Dell Precision T3400. I can run the install but after boot, it NEVER goes into the "Setup is preparing your computer for first use" step. It only shows a ...
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Win7 x64 Taskbar: Add Icon for Specific Tab in Mouse Properties?

The touchpad on my laptop is OK when I need it, but I like to turn it off when I'm using the mouse. To do this, I go into Control Panel > Mouse > UltraNav tab > uncheck Enable TouchPad. I'd prefer to ...
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Laptop shuts down unexpectedly

My cousin has a Sony Vaio (model: pcg 71911m) laptop, and recently it started shutting down for no reason. At first I thought it might have something to do with the power supply, so instead of using ...
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Show recent items in general, but not with specific programs, on Windows 7 start menu

In Windows 7, there is a "Recent Items" list on the start menu. It contains links to recently opened documents and is essentially the same as "My Recent Documents" in Windows XP. However, Windows 7 ...
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Unable to locate or see a hard drive

I'm decent enough on the computer but have not encountered this problem before. I currently have one SSD and two SATA hard drives on my PC. The SSD is the C: drive. Then, I have a D: and J: drive. ...
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Dell Factory reset of W7 from W10 preview

I have a Dell Laptop originally shipped with a legit Win7. I wanted to try Windows 10 Tech Preview, so I uninstalled W7 and installed W10TP on top of it (I am giving the PC to someone else, so it's ...
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Back up only file names with folder structure

I'm using Windows 7 Home Basic "Service pack 1" on a Samsung rv420 computer. I'm doing a back up of my files. I have a folder called "music i like" (it's not the default music folder windows 7 has), ...
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Preventing Copy Paste to another system

I gave a remote access to one freelancer i hired so that i do not have to transfer the files, but he smartly used copy paste through team viewer and took away the data by the time I realize, i read on ...
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External monitor connects then disconnects rapidly then connects again

I have a month old acer laptop (Aspire VN7-591G) which ran windows 10, now runs windows 7 (had to downgrade to be able to use some old programs, will upgrade back again when finished windows 10 is ...
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no internet with some programs, it's not the firewall

the last few days some programs cannot get info from internet, that is:i wrote the programs with livecode and created a simple connectiontest program that post to a php file on a website and tells me ...
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Adding current folder as a prefix to file name without duplication

I'm trying to piece together a batch file that will add the current folder name as a prefix to all files within that folder. In addition this needs to be able to run multiple times without duplicating ...