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Use ALT to move windows in Windows like in Linux

In most Linux window managers, one can use the ALT key to click and drag to rearrange windows. This is one of my favorite features of Linux window managers. Is there a way to do this in Windows 7?
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Windows 7 Black screen of death after RAM upgrade

A co-worker of mine upgraded his pc to 4 gigs of ram from 2. After installing the new RAM his computer boots ok, he gets to the login screen, logs in fine, and then his computer screen goes black ...
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Blue screen of death in windows 7

This happens when I'm downloading at high- speeds (500 kb/s or more), almost always within 3 minutes. It never happens while I'm using the computer normally.
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Sleep/Hibernate Confirm Screen from Sleep/Hibernate Button?

I've got a Lenovo T400 running Windows 7 and I've got this bad habit of expecting the bottom left button to be CTRL instead of FN. Is there a way I can force or remap the Fn+Sleep/Hibernate to bring ...
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Photoshop CS4 slowing down, need advice to improve speed

I just recently experienced problem with my Photoshop, It seem that it is slowing down when I am doing graphics design. Big or small files ( from 20 x 20 inch 300 dpi of resolution to 800x600 72 ...
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Replacement for gpedit.msc in Windows 7 Home edition

I have been trying to edit the rights for an account on a Windows 7 Home Pro machine. I would normally use gpedit.msc to to this, but it doesn't seem to be included in the home versions of 7. What ...
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Dual Boot: Windows XP alongside Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which should I install first, Windows XP or Windows 7? I have already installed Windows 7, and now i want to install Windows XP alongside Windows 7. Is it possible? ...
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Migrating a hard drive from one system to another in Windows 7

I am about to upgrade to a new laptop. Is it possible for me to just take my system drive and put it in the new one with little problems, or will I need to reinstall Windows? I am currently running ...
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Take ownership of entire drive?

I bought a new pc and installed my old HDD as secondary drive , how can I take ownership of all files and folder on that harddrive. I remember there was some commandline tool icals or something which ...
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How to tell Windows 7 that an application does not need to run with admin rights? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent elevation (UAC) for an application that doesn't need it I am using an application that was written before Windows Vista/Windows 7. Windows has decided that ...
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Synergy (plus) Alternative [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: A synergy alternative that just works? I'm a quite a happy Synergy+ user. I share my keyboard and mouse between three machines, two Windows and one OS X. However, I've ...
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iTunes: installation error

for some reason I can't install iTunes on my system (Windows 7, 32bit), progress bar goes nearly to the end and then i've got this error. Anybody had similar problem? I wonder if there is any good ...
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Why do multiple tabs of Safari show as different windows in the Taskbar of Windows 7?

If you open more than one tab in Safari running on Windows 7, they show up as if there are multiple windows, while technically, they are not windows, just tabs inside one window. I think this ...
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Windows 7 graphic driver

I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer for a multi-boot system with XP. Now my problem is, every time I install the correct graphic driver for my Windows 7 OS. The installer would say that the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate - simultaneous use

If I have a retail copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (which comes with both 32- and 64-bit variants in the same pack, can I use the 32-bit version on one machine and the 64-bit version on another machine at ...
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Base system driver error - HP Pavilion Entertainment PC dv9323cl

I upgraded to Windows 7 and have a problem with my Nvidia GeForce Go 7600 not displaying properly. Also the Base System Drivers have yellow flags near them and it states that The drivers for this ...
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Move “XP Mode” from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox?

I installed "XP Mode" in Windows 7 (which uses Windows Virtual PC to host XP). I have now discovered that VirtualBox, which I have installed on the same Windows 7 machine, refuses to run at the same ...
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Windows 7 X64 unidentified network and public

I have two interfaces that are built from vmware workstation vmware network adapater vmnet1 and vmnet8. I am unable to change the network location from public to home. the public network options ...
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Windows XP computer can't see Windows 7 shares

I am building a network containing notably a laptop running XP and a computer running Windows 7. Both computer have shared folders and the 7 has a shared printer, to which another laptop running 7 is ...
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How can I create a redirect for Apache 2.2 webserver on Windows-7

I'd like to have a redirection web page from one page to another so that I can have two names for the same web page on my server. I tried creating a windows shortcut, but that did not work. Please ...
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How do I check my DVD drive's region settings in Windows 7?

I have installed Windows 7 on my laptop. When I put a movie in the DVD drive, the video player starts up and tells me 'THIS DISC IS NOT FORMATTED TO PLAY IN THIS REGION'. I have changed the DVD region ...
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How to open the console during Windows 7 install?

During the Windows 7 install, there is a key combination you can press to get a console prompt. What is that key combination? I just can't remember and I just can't find it on Google or anything...
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Save processes priority settings?

Is there anyway to save the processes priority settings in Windows 7 instead of opening the task manager in every session and doing it manually?
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Why does Sony Vegas Pro 9.0 render .MP4 horribly?

OS: Windows 7 Ult. 32bit Latest version of Sony Vegas 9.0 Note: I have already tried uninstalling and reinstalling. No luck. Video Sample
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Run minimized batch file from scheduler

I added a batch file to the Windows 7 scheduler and it works fine. The problem is it always displays a command prompt window when it is run. I created a shortcut for the batch file and set it to run ...
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Setting the mouse wheel to adjust sound level

How can I set my mouse's wheel to increase and decrease the sound level of my PC? Mouse: A4 X-750F
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Windows 7: Can not safely remove hard-drive when using shared library function

When using Windows 7 libraries for an external hard-drive. There is a problem when I go to safely remove the hard-drive. Windows won't let me because I have the drive assigned to the libraries ...
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Win 7 software and HP hardware

Would installing an OEM version of windows 7 on a laptop--specifically The HP G61-320US interfere with any proprietary hardware?
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Atheros ar5005g

I have a wireless atheros ar5005g card in my Acer aspire 5040 laptop.My problem is "cannot find network".All other wireless laptops see my network . I have win7 installed with the latest drivers.Any ...
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Can I move a copy of Windows 7 from one machine to another? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? This is a pretty basic question sorry ...
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Does Windows 7 64 bit make use of dual core CPU?

Does Windows 64 bit make use of dual or more cores if they exist? Regardless if software is written for more cores.
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Good Alternatives to Windows Task Manager [closed]

Does anyone know of any good free alternatives to the standard Windows Task Manager besides the Resource Monitor? I'm looking for a lightweight program that displays detailed info about my CPU, RAM, ...
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Windows 7 upgrade from OEM Vista - what info is needed?

I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. I currently have a Dell PC that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium on it. I can't remember if the PC came with a Vista CD or not (I think ...
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Windows 7 - network activity lights

I'm looking for a network activity notification indicator for Windows-7 (Windows XP had, remember?). I saw this SU question and, although it provides a 3rd party solution, it does not provide a ...
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Win 7 Wireless Connected With Good Signal But No Internet Access

In Windows 7 I was connected wirelessly for about a week when one day I came home and the wireless was connected with a strong signal but it said that I had "No Internet Access" It's been 3 days ...
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Remote Desktop Client in Windows 7 Full Screen Issue

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a new laptop and I'm having one of the most annoying issues with the RDP client (mstsc.exe). If I restore the full screen RDP window, I lose the ability to go ...
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Windows 7 - Disable WiFi when connected to a wired physical network

I am using a sub-notebook AS1810TZ which has NO DOCKING. It has a button to turn the WiFi module off and save some power. From time to time, it is connected to the wired network and use wireless ...
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Windows 7 - Creating Shortcut that opens program at a specific desktop location

Is there a way to create a desktop shortcut that opens a program at a specific location on the desktop? (assuming the program is either less than full screen or there are multiple monitors)
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How can I make grub2 boot into Windows 7?

I had Windows 7 installed on my system, then I installed Debian testing with grub2 as its boot manager. Initially I couldn't see windows entry in grub at all, so I ran: aptitude install os-prober ...
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How to view ACPI RTC alarms?

My PC resumes at 8:30 when it's in standby mode, and I would like to check if there is an RTC alarm that causes it. How can I view currently set alarms in Windows?
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Power plan override?

Anybody know of a program that can detect if you're viewing a video, and if you are, prevent the current power plan from turning off the monitor and/or putting the computer to sleep? (For Windows 7, ...
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Firefox Flash plugin : compatibility mode

Since upgrading to Windows 7 (on a 5 year-old laptop), I've had issues with crashes and freezes. I have noticed two things that suggest the problem: First, the computer is much more likely to freeze ...
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no internet connection with windows 7

I installed Windows 7 on my laptop; now it cannot connect to the internet on internet explorer, although it indicates that it is connected to my wireless network. Plugging in the ethernet cable ...
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Make Dell Latitude D830 video card work with Directx 9.0

I recently updated to Windows 7 64-bit from XP on my Dell Latitude D830. Now I am not able to watch dvd's because it says the video card does not support DirectX 9.0. Is there an easy way to fix this ...
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Where is Internet Explorer located, in Windows 7?

In a computer running Windows 7, I deleted the shortcut to Internet Explorer. In which directory is Internet Explorer installed?
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How to show “switch user” screen after Windows-L?

When one locks the PC using Windows-L it activates a screen which shows account name and the text 'Locked'. There is also a "Switch User" button which open user selection screen. What I would like ...
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Access shared windows media player library streams with WMP on Server 2008 R2?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 server that doubles as a workstation. How come the WMP that comes with R2 cannot access remotely shared music libraries on the network? The library is shared with ...
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The speed of copying a file from a PC to a USB Flash drive started at 30MB/s and decreased to 5.8 MB/s, why?

If I copy a 8GB file from the PC to a USB Flash Drive, the speed will start at around 30 MB/s... maybe 28 MB/s, and then gradually, after a minute, it will go down to 15 MB/s and finally settle down ...
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Windows 7 Remote Desktop Multi Monitor Support

In my office I have an HP workstation with two dual port graphics cards in it. I then have three monitors connected to these 3x1280x1024) which is my general "at work" setting. At home I have an HP ...
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Physical Drives Unmounting After Standby?

I have 3 physical drives in my desktop, 1 for the operating system, and 2 for data. However, upon returning from standby, the 2 data drives no longer appear under Windows Explorer. They're not visible ...