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windows 7 choose profile on startup?

I have windows 7 and 'windows 7 patched' profiles of my operating system. I'm trying to boot into 'windows 7 patched' profile, yet the os boots into the windows 7 profile without giving me a choice. ...
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is there a parameter to inhibit IFilter feature on windows 7 search?

This question originates after this one. The two questions are independent even if they share a common problem basis so I'm asking this now hoping somebody can help me with at least one of the two. ...
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Removed my user from administrator group by mistake?

I am running Windows 7. I just removed my user from administrator group by mistake. Then I added some password for main administrator user. When I logged-off from my user and try to login using main ...
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Windows Font Cache Service does not start

Good day! When attempting to start the service Windows Font Cache Service message appears: Windows could not start the Windows Font Cache Service service on Local Computer. Error 1083: The ...
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Read a file locked by another program

I have a program that reads a file written by another program, but that software locks the file while writing to it (I cannot even copy the file!). How can I read the file while the other program has ...
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Skip login screen

For probably a week or two, sometimes when I boot Windows, it shows the login screen and I have to click my icon to login. It wasn't showing it before, and I think it started after some system update. ...
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4TB GPT drive is raw

Let me give some background first before I get into the issue. A few days ago my PC died and after an hour of troubleshooting I finally confirmed that it was in fact the SSD, so I ordered a new. This ...
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Why does the cmd show the Windows version number as being 6.1.7601?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1. The first line printed when I open a cmd window is: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Any ideas why?
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I have too many partitions, and would like to have less, but some have a lot of data on them

I have a lot of data on my F: that I want to keep, and I would like to not have to reinstall windows on S:, since I have many softwares and drivers and updates. If I move all the data which is on F ...
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Windows 7 is not running properly and msconfig freezes all the time

First, sorry for the "generic title"; I don't know how to name my problem. I'm facing some difficulties to run my Windows 7 64 bit after I had some problems trying to change the apps to run at system ...
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Remove corporate domain and associated policies from Windows 7 enterprise

I have a Windows 7 machine currently associated with a corporate domain. I want to remove the domain and use the computer in my home network (the license is my private one but the pc was temporarily ...
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How can I change a Windows Search Indexing Options when I get the “you do not have permission to change the settings for this extension” (PDF)?

I have the problem I'm going to describe and hope someone can help me. OK, IMPORTANT INITIAL NOTE: I'm using Windows 7 64bit with SumatraPDF v3 (I uninstalled Adobe Acrobat Reader X) and PDFlib TET ...
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VirtualBox sound drivers issues

I run DOS with old games under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 Home SP1 32bit machine through my Intel Core 2 Duo CPU installed. Windows uses default sound drivers provided by Microsoft (High Definition ...
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Detailed steps for creating a junction for winsxs folder in Windows 7 [on hold]

I was searching for a list of detailed steps in Windows 7 for moving the winsxs folder to my data HDD drive and creating a junction in the SSD with mklink /J oldpath newpath I could only find ...
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Missing Operating System Win 7 RAID 0 setup

I have 2x1TB RAID 0 setup on an Asus P8Z77-V PRO Motherboard.Coming out of BIOS my PC just went to a blank screen "Missing Operating System". I have tried booting from the original Win 7 disk, ...
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How to make Windows Explorer report the correct size of the winsxs folder

I know that the files inside the winsxs folder are not copies but low-level hard links. They look like the full file, but really it's just a shortcut. For this reason, the folder is not taking up as ...
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call environment path commands from powershell

I can call any executable included in the environmental variable path from a command prompt by simply calling its name. However when i try to do the same from Power-shell I get an exception the ...
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If I upgrade from windows 7 to 10 will I lose my files? [duplicate]

Recently I reserved a windows 10 for me to upgrade to once it's released. But I'm scared that I might lose all my files, If I were to upgrade from windows 7 to 10 will I lose my games, files etc. or ...
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I get “STOP: 0x0000007E” BSOD every time I start windows

2 days ago I bought a new computer and after installation of Windows and motherboard drivers I get a BSOD every time I start windows normally. The motherboard is MSI z97 gaming 3. I have tried ...
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Restricting number of wireless connections on windows 7

I'm trying to configure my office network in such a way that no data can be leaked from the computers connected on the network via the USB ports. Currently, I've used a straight forward registry ...
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Need help extracting Windows 7 Enterprise aero.theme file

Ok SuperUsers, I need help extracting the native aero.theme file. (Not the downloaded themepacks). This is the one that ships natively with Windows 7 Enterprise. Specifically I am looking to get the ...
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How to uninstall software that doesn't appear in Programs and Features as well as in uninstall softwares?

I have in my Windows 7 64 bit a LabCenter Electronics' Proteus 7.7 Professional I would like to uninstall. Unfortunately the installation didn't give any uninstall executable file and I can't find the ...
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What is the fastest method of transfering files between a Windows 7 PC and virtual server?

I have 600 tiff files of aerial imagery (180MB each) on an external thumb drive. I need to transfer the tiff files from my desktop PC (Windows 7 pro) to a network attached storage (NAS) device ...
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Need to move lots of consistently named files to certain folders (Windows 7)

I need to populate a bunch of folders with files of various types. The destination folder structure is as follows YEAR > COMMITTEE_NAME YEAR > YEAR MONTH COMMITTEE_NAME EX: 2015 > ADP 2015 > 2015 ...
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Windows 7 logoff script?

I've been trying this for a while, to no avail. I read many docs, including: Windows 7 - How to run a script at shutdown but not at logoff https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc770300.aspx ...
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“Automate” a clean install of a random personal Windows computer? [closed]

I'm the guy who is always tasked with reinstalling Windows on random personal PCs with different hardware. I'm referring to friends, family, personal PCs and not organized corporate PCs. I did not ...
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Can my technician access my PC when it is turned off?

My computer technician has installed TeamViewer on my PC. I just wondered if he could access my PC anytime and may get private information from it. It was just intended for him to access it if I had a ...
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Firefox sporadically loses ability to perform DNS lookups

I've scoured the web for several days now, essentially every single time I encounter this. I hope someone here knows a solution to this. Facts I'm using the latest stable release of Firefox at the ...
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Key remapping gives unexpected results

I have remapped my scroll lock key to a section sign key (§) in Windows 7. The problem is that when I press it, I get a ; instead. How do I solve this?
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Does Sysprep require the same Service Pack Level on the .clg file with Windows 7 Pro.?

I have a Windows 7 Pro. 64bit DVD. I am using sysprep. The machine I want to sysprep is Windows 7 Pro. 64bit SP1. My DVD to get the .clg catalog file off of is not SP!, just Windows 7 Pro. 64bit. ...
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Can User Account Control prompt use my user name by default? [duplicate]

I changed the setting User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for administrators in Admin Approval Mode to "Prompt for credentials". Now UAC asks for a password, which is good, but ...
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Simple way to join two / thee / four networks and share resources?

We have two domestic networks, each with it's own ISP, Netgear N600 wireless router, Synology server and assorted PC's, netbooks, laptops, printers. etc. Each has a static IP address so that the ...
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USB stick not working [closed]

If I plug my memory stick in the laptop of a friend (Windows 7), it does not function. Normally, if the stick is recognized, there is a blue light on the stick, but not now. I'm sure that my stick ...
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BSOD Error code 0xc0000185 when connected to internet via wifi dongle

I have a problem where my PC restarts every 5 minutes with Blue Screen of Death. I couldn't access .dmp files but managed to take a photo since it happens quite often. From what I have managed to ...
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How to update Samsung android phone apps via USB cable connection? [closed]

I cant seem to be able to connect to the software update server for some reason by using my basic 3G connection (which works by the way). So I was thinking if it could be possible to update my ...
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BIOS is not detecting installed RAM, but it showing up in Computer Propeties

I had 6 GB RAM (4+2, different vendors, but same speed) installed when I assembled my computer. It worked fine all along, but for last few months I was experiencing slow speed, thought it was because ...
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Share Eclipse keyring file between 2 computers

I'm using Eclipse with Remote Systems plugin to access multiple SSH server. Using a dropbox account, I'm sharing the profiles directory to my home pc, and that is working fine (if I add a new server ...
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Can not change default explorer sorting option

Like the title says: I am not able to change the default sorting option in windows explorer. At the moment folders and files are sorted by date modified, but I'd like to change this to sorted by name. ...
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Is **Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software** necessory for setting up hosted network in windows 7?

Is Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software necessory for setting up hosted network in windows 7.? I'd like to uninstall it to free up some space if it does not have much use and is not related to hosted ...
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Looking for a simple way to forbid specific software from writing to the registry

I am working at a company with an admin account, which means my account has full access to the system and registry. I love to run portable software with my usb drive but some of the software is ...
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Install two incomptaible nvidia drivers at the same time in windows

I have a new compunter with a GTX 970 wich use NVIDIA driver 353.06 and I want to use my old GTX 280 wich use 341.44 and the problem I've seen is that the drivers overwrite the other so I can only ...
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Port Forwarding with 2 NICs via Windows 7 firewall

I have a computer with two network cards, each of them connected to a separate network. I would like to forward all requests that arrive via port X from one networks to port Y on a host in the other ...
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Windows 7 will not start with SSD

I have a Windows 7 Desktop, with a 320GB HDD. I recently found an old SSD in my garage, and out of curiosity tried to connect it to my PC to see if it still worked. After plugging in the SSD to SATA ...
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Bluetooth adapter disappearing

I have a Dell XPS 13. I was using my Bluetooth mouse last night when it suddenly stopped working. Checked the device manager and the Bluetooth adapter is completely gone. I have tried numerous driver ...
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CPU maxes out at 100% when I use 2nd RAM slot! why?

I recently re-installed windows and went from a 32 bit install of Windows 7 Ultimate to a 64 bit install of Windows 7 Ultimate. Computer ran fine before the re-install but I just wanted to switch to ...
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Fatal Error During Installation of .NET Framework 4.0

I used .NET Framework cleanup utility tool to remove all versions of .NET Framework into my computer. After that I am having problems on installing .NET Framework 4.0: I've got this installation log: ...
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Monitor, keyboard, mouse not receiving power, computer takes 4 attempts to power up

I have a computer with specs listed below. This morning I turned off the computer to install a pair of USB speakers (Logitech Z5). Afterwards, I turned on the computer, it would power up, but then ...
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Dell Laptop with Windows 7 32 bit will not boot and dark screen [closed]

My Windows 7 laptop doesn't work, I mean Windows doesn't come up and when I turn on my notebook it said "Welcome" but it doesn't come up, my screen is dark, and when I try to use safe mode this ...
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Remove Admin Password [duplicate]

I am working in a company and company IT guy created admin account by giving password and created a one more account for employee login. Now IT guy resigned the job and no body know the password, My ...
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Reduce winsxs size when you can't get a larger disk or get rid of anything else [duplicate]

I have a computer with Win7 installed in a 60Gb SSD disk. My winsxs folder keeps growing and growing and I'm at a point where I only have 5 Gb left. I don't have the option of getting a larger SSD or ...