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RDP starts minimized and cannot be switched to

Windows7 SP1 x32 Professional in domain. User can start RDP, type in password and clicks connect. RDP programs goes to taskbar, it looks like it's minimized and I can't bring it back. I tried: ...
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Network adapter slow - Windows 7

I'm having problems with my internet speed when connected to a PLC. I'm connected to the PLC with an ethernet cable and to the internet via WiFi. The LAN adapter has a static IP set but I don't get ...
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Accidentally killed SteamService.exe under wininit (Process explorer) [duplicate]

I rebooted my computer and checked on process explorer to see if it had returned. But it was gone. What is SteamService.exe exactly? And why has it not come back after I killed the process under ...
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Accidentally killing some processes under wininit (process explorer) [on hold]

Do the processes I killed come back after I reboot my computer? I have no idea what I killed, so I don't know whether it was important or not. If the processes I killed don't come back after I ...
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we want to hide the name of the program while it is running in windows 7/8 [closed]

We are running certain program on windows 7 desktop. For some reasons we don't want that the persons sitting next to the PC should be able to see the program name. Or else can I change the name of ...
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Stop new windows opening in top left corner?

Is there a registry setting etc for the default window startup location? I'm not talking about individual programs which can save such a setting, but the global default. Windows often opens windows in ...
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How do I get Bits transfer to download a file for me?

I've been trying to get Windows PowerShell on Windows 7 to download files for me using Bits transfer. The file I was downloading was Marvinbeans 15.1.9.0 from ...
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How can I convert a Windows batch script to a .exe?

I have a fairly simple batch script that I would like to execute using a macro on my fancy gaming keyboard. However, SteelSeries Engine only supports opening a .exe file with the macro buttons. Is ...
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My headphones are now recognized as “side left” and “side right” rather than “left” and “right.” How can I fix this?

I was watching a YouTube video and suddenly the sound cut out. I did some debugging and I thought my headphones broke. I plugged them into every port but none worked. Then when selecting the ...
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How to make a skype settings file?

Is there a way to make a settings file for skype on a windows 7 (home) laptop which will select the default audio input device, default audio output device and always answer using video mode ? For ...
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How to clear 217Gb of <Unknown> space on my C drive?

I have a Dell XPS 15 (2013 model L521X - Windows 7) with a capacity of 680.3Gb on the C drive. But WinDirSat says that 217.4Gb of that space is and I can't access it! SpaceSniffer says that 215.8Gb ...
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Hard Drive Ultra DMA CRC Error Count

I've read every single question related to this topic and really haven't gotten any answers. These suggestions: Try different cable. Look if cable connector is connected good with connector on ...
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Stalling when loading shockwave flash stuff

So I wanted to load a page, say google translate. when i click to have the computer say it out loud, the page stalls and freezes. Chrome it self doesn't freeze, the page freezes. Then afterwards a ...
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openssh slower in windows 7 than linux

I can acces to a ssh server. My client ssh is on a dual-boot machine: windows 7 and ubuntu 14.10 With ubuntu, I can download at the speed of 190 ko/s in average (my connection is 2 Mb). Even better, ...
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Are extra USB drivers ever removed from the system? (Windows 7)

On Windows 7 systems, whenever you plug in a new USB peripheral (mouse, keyboard etc.) the message always pops up that a new device has been detected, followed by one stating that drivers are being ...
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How would hardware RAID compare to Windows software RAID?

I recently bought a new PC with a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 motherboard. One of the things it supports that my old machine didn't is RAID so I had planned to transfer my 2x 1TB hard drives from my old machine ...
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Windows shell: title command argument too long. How can I enlarge?

I need to change the title of the shell (classic cmd) window in my Windows 7 SP1, but it seems to have a length limitation for some too long strings: C:\Users\Luis>title ...
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Override Skype's “close” (X) button

I use Skype quite frequently and there is something that has bugged me for quite a while. I recently started looking around for a fix to the issue for a relative that also uses Skype. The problem is ...
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RPC Connection Filtered with no Firewalls

I have a workstation (PC1) that cannot communicate with a domain controller over RPC (TCP/135). C:\PortQryV2> portqry.exe -n 192.168.1.1 -p tcp -o 135 Querying target system called: 192.168.1.1 ...
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Force Win7 to use dedicated graphics card

I swapped my HDD into a new laptop, went from having integrated graphics (Intel) to having a dedicated card (Radeon Mobility HD 5000). I install the drivers, Catalyst Control Center works and ...
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What components in a computer have the potential to damage a GPU?

Something in my computer is damaging any graphics card that is put into the computer. I would like to know what components have the capability of damaging a graphics card, and how to determine which ...
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Emacs on Win7: Gap on top when full vertical

Using emacs 24.4 on Win7 x64 with classic win2000-theme on a dual-monitor setup, each running at 1920x1080, I want to have the emacs window side by side with a browser window. While fullscreen works ...
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Why Computer is so slow after boot?

This situation has happened to me multiple times and I've tried to diagnose the problem unsuccessfully. This has to deal with my work PC. Machine/Software Specs: Windows 7 x64 32GB Ram Core i7 (ivy ...
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how many Windows 7 I can install with one key obtained from Bizspark [closed]

Am only a newbie to Bizspark. I was able to download Windows 7 ultimate from Bizspark using MSDN subscription. From there I can get keys for windows 7 too. I can claim upto 2 keys from Bizspark ...
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Why do I get many Removable Disk icons that don't really exist? [duplicate]

Since I can remember, my Windows 7 always shows 6 icons for fictitious Removable Disks. They aren't a problem, really - when I insert a real USB stick, it shows as yet another icon (but working). But ...
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Make phone calls from computer through land line [duplicate]

I have an ADSL line with 20Mbit/s downstream and 1Mbit/s upstream. Is it possible to make voice phone calls in Linux/Windows 7 using my own land line? I don't want a VOIP software (like skype), nor ...
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Trouble with certificate checking on a closed network

I'm managing a Active Directory domain with about a hundred Windows 7 clients running IE9. The network does not have access to the Internet, but do have the ability to access a vendor web application. ...
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How to install multiple versions of same app in Bluestacks W7

Been looking around for a while trying to find a solution to run and install multiple versions of same app in Bluestacks. My intention is to run the apps one at a time. I found almost what I looked ...
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After remote desktop, target PC some shortcuts don't work, possibly loses %windir%

I ran into a problem on a PC a few months ago and have really now got to look at (partly because I thought it was due to a failing stick of RAM that was causing BSODs). My PC runs Windows 7 x64 When ...
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How can I remove Lync Web App Plug-in

I'm trying to remove Lync Web App Plugin from add-remove programs, but when I try uninstall I get the following message: The feauture you are trying to use is on a network resource that is ...
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Windows 7 Severe Lag without much RAM+CPU Usage

I'm running a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC, and its a few years old now, but up until about three days ago still worked like a charm. Now, it will take over 1 minute to register that I clicked ...
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Unable to recover CHK files (from windows chkdsk)

CHKDSK has thrown almost a 100GB of my data to the wind. I'm now left with a folder (FOUND.000, about a third of the size of what I lost) full of unusable CHK files. By the way, my files were very ...
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How do I get Windows to print to two printers in a pooled, round-robin fashion?

I want to install 2 Photosmart Printers USB to my Laptop and print from Photoshop so that my printers are pooled and will work round robin
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From Win7 Enterprise logon screen, how to know other logged-on?

Current security policy for a MS ADS domain is for a user session to lock after a short amount of inactivity. For a few machines, multiple people use them throughout the day. The problem is that the ...
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Sync one google drive account for all users on windows pc?

I have a Google Drive account that syncs files between multiple systems. I'd like to have drive installed on a regular user account on each machine, syncing files to a directory in the root of C:\ so ...
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IE 9 in Windows 7 is not downloading any files

Anytime I try to download any files in IE 9 it sits and spins and will not download the file it does not even show an option to run/save. It does however work in Chrome and Firefox, this is Windows 7 ...
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Do I need to need to deactivate Windows before re-installing [duplicate]

If I would like to reinstall Windows 7 on the same laptop as 64-bit instead of 32-bitusing the original key, would I need to deactivate Windows first using the process shown here or could I just ...
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find a directory and opening it in Windows with cmd

is there possibly any way to find the directory of a file ("example.txt") and then if it finds the file open the directory (such as "c:\example\sub\") on cmd (or vb)? of course looking in all the ...
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Can not access to Hard Drive in Windows 7

I have a old laptop HDD, which i have plugged into my laptop using a HDD Adapter via USB. Now the Hard disk is visible on computer management in windows 7 but not in the explorer. Now from the ...
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cannot login with with ad credentials

I cannot login on my laptop with my AD account, only with my smart card. This happened only after I changed my AD account password. If i lock my laptop while I'm logged with my smart card, I can ...
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Can a restore image of Windows 7 x64 (including two years of updates) be put on OneDrive?

I have a Windows 7 x64 system and it has been regularly updated over a period of two years with Microsoft patches. Is there a way of taking a "snapshot" of the system and storing that image on ...
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way to trace IP address change in Windows [on hold]

Ours is a small network consisting of 15 users. We have lan messenger installed in every machine. Someone is misusing it by using annonymous IP address in their system. We traced the anonymous IP as ...
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Brightness settings gone, how to recover?

I am using a Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate. I cannot find my brightness control in windows mobility centre and also elsewhere. How do I resolve this?
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Installing ASUS usb-n10 nano receiver disables my ethernet card, ruins my pc start/shutdown time and itself also not working?

I installed a ASUS usb-n10 nano wireless receiver to my desktop PC but after installation I couldnt connect internet through cable/on board ethernet card also wireless receiver not working and made my ...
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Wireless adapter disabled by fn. Key [closed]

I turned off my wifi on my ProBook 4540s by one of the FN keys but I don't know which one. I don't know how to turn it back on again. Can you please help me? I have tried turning the laptop off and ...
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Direct left channel to right one due to left headphone not working

My left headphone is no longer working. Is there an easy way to direct the left channel to the right one so that both channels stream through only the right headphone? Muting the left side doesn't ...
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How can I pin useful images (screenshots, color palettes, cheat-sheets) to the desktop in Windows 7 so they're actually visible?

I used to have half-a-dozen sheets of paper pinned up on the wall behind my screen - things like the .NET string format cheat sheet, Powershell quick reference, the hex codes for our corporate colour ...
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How can I prevent chrome from remember its last location? [duplicate]

When I run Chrome , it remembers its last position As you can see here : (also , if I start a new 100x100 chrome instance , the next time I invoke a new chrome , it is opened same size , near it ...
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FireFox SSO session used by Windows for further authentications?

On our document management system we use SSO and I also configured FF for auto login. Now that I extended the DMS with a feature which should load content from the Repository via SharePoint-Module in ...
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Boot manger is missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart message [duplicate]

I've formatted the hard disk on my Acer Aspire E1-570 laptop and tried to install Windows 7. Then it is showing: Boot mgr is missing press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart I don’t know how to solve this ...