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File Hippo Update Checker Not Working in Win 7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit 2 GB RAM Duo 1.6MHz processors Since upgrading from Vista to Win 7 File Hippo Update Checker no longer works? It appears to go through the motions of checking the ...
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Everyone can access my Windows 7 Homegroup file shares - Even Windows XP computers

I have 3 computers in my network, two running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP. I've set up a homegroup on both Windows 7 computers. Also, all computers are in the same Workgroup. The problem is ...
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is that right - windows 7 [closed]

a friend has comed to me with a windows 7 setup dvd. he told me that it is free to use until march 2010. is this right? what it will happen after that date? If i install now windows 7 in march i ...
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How do I repartition a hard drive in Windows 7?

I bought a laptop with a 500GB HDD. It came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. The drive was partitioned into one 452GB partition (C:) and a recovery partition. I decided to divide the C Drive. ...
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Display large icons in the Windows 7 Start Menu under “All programs”

I'm trying to setup my tablet PC as a "tablet ready" computer. One of the annoyances is the small icons within the "All programs" section of the Start Menu. Under Windows 7, is there a way to tell ...
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System Restore takes up more space as time goes by

Does anyone know the reason for System Restore taking up more drive space after only a few days? I'm not making any new restore points but it still seems to increase in size. For example, I make a ...
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Why does CHKDSK run everytime I boot my Windows 7 machine?

Every time I boot my Windows 7 machine, CHKDSK runs. I have a feeling that the operating system is trying to tell me something, but I don't understand what it is. Any ideas? Everything works fine so ...
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Is it possible to lock/pin icons in place in Windows 7?

Does anybody know of a way (in Windows 7) to lock/pin the desktop icons in place once you have arranged them? My desktop isn't exactly cluttered, I think, there are at any given moment some 45-50. ...
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Windows 7 - display date using small icons

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and need the date displayed with the time. This works, but only if I use large icons in the taskbar settings which is quite ugly. Any ideas how to display the time ...
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Word in office 2007 and Windows 7 ultimate cant navigate to folders

In word 2007 I click office button top left I click open, I get the open box, in the top address bar, I if I click on the down arrow far right (previous Locations) the drop down menu is empty just a ...
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Windows 7 taskbar: How to uncombine only some icons?

For most applications, like Explorer Windows, Browsers, etc. the default automatic grouping of Taskbar buttons is really appropriate, avoids opening unnecessary additional windows, and keeps ...
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How can I capture webcam view with Microsoft Movie Maker

I used to use Microsoft Movie Maker to record video from my webcam. Now I have Win7 and just downloaded the latest version of movie maker (14.0.8091.0730), the one that has the Office-10-like Ribbon ...
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Why does Windows 7 install 64 bit apps in the Program Files (x86) folder? Can I change the behaviour?

I've been using the 64-bit version of Windows 7 since the CTP and have run into a few problems with applications that get installed in the C:\Program Files (x86) folder. What's the purpose of having 2 ...
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Windows 7 file sharing password protecting or making stuff available to just me

Even with the new Homegroup feature I'm still finding the way Windows deals with folder sharing utterly baffling. Here's what I want to do. I have two computers, a PC Desktop and a laptop. I also ...
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Symantec Endpoint Protection fails to install due to error 1603

I am trying to install Symantec Endpoint Protection version 12 on Windows 7 64 bit, and during the installation it keeps failing and rolling back. I checked the log file, and the error code I'm ...
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Moving Windows 7 profile to new user

I have a laptop which I've been using as part of a corporate network with an AD login (and associated local profile). The laptop is loaded with Windows 7 Ultimate. I need to remove the laptop from ...
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Can't connect to FTP sites

This started happening when I installed Windows 7. I've tried with Filezilla and with the FireFTP Firefox plugin, and I could never connect. Filezilla gave the error message "ECONNREFUSED - Connection ...
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Services Manager app for windows vista and or windows 7

I would like to know if there is any app for safely management of windows services. Thank you
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Why was my system able to sleep without power?

I'm using an AMD Phenom II desktop running Windows 7 that I custom built. I put the system to sleep (not hibernate) then I accidentally shut off the power supply that it was connected to as well, so ...
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Ubuntu 9.10+Windows 7 dual boot, dynamic disks

Ok. Long story follows. I'm a Windows dude, but have started playing around a bit with Ubuntu. I had Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 installed on my notebook until a couple of days ago. Ubuntu's GRUB was ...
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Windows 7 update failed (language pack update)

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate and tried to install the language pack for chinese simplified from Windows Update and failed for many times. The error code was 8007065B: Windows Update encountered an ...
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P2V using Acronis True Image Home 10 and Windows 7

I have a full system image using Acronis True Image Home 10 and want to run it as a virtual machine on Windows 7 Professional. I have created a virtual machine but Windows Virtual PC doesn't allow ...
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Looking for MD5 utility that integrates to Windows

Is there any small utility that integrates with the Windows shell and computes md5 of files on demand? I'm too lazy to launch the command line :D. Edit: Just found this with a Google search on "md5 ...
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Connecting to a Vista shared folder from Windows 7

I have 2 computers: one is on Vista and the other one is on Windows 7. I made a shared folder on my vista computer and tried adding it from my windows 7 computer. I keep getting the following message ...
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Uninstallation problem in Windows 7

I can't uninstall one of the programs. It says: The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exist and that you can access it. ...
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WMV files don't play as expected when clicked in IE8

When I'm browsing a site that contains .WMV (Windows Media Video) files, when I click on them, they;re supposed to play in Windows Media Player. But, on my system (W7 Ultimate x64) they don't. ...
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How to remove all previous versions of a program from Windows 7

I installed an old VB6 app on Windows 7. The app produces an HTML file and saves it to Program Files (x86)/{Application}/report.html. I then installed a newer version of that app on the same machine ...
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In Windows 7, how do I make the “start” menu Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos go to my Documents/Pictures/Music/Videos directory?

Right now, if I click on Documents, I go to Libraries > Documents. I want to go to [Logged In User] > My Documents. Is there a way to configure this behavior?
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Windows 7 desktop background went black after enabling second monitor

I've enabled my second monitor, works great (even though I don't want to use it, but that's another matter) Now, the background on both displays is... not what it should be, i.e. the background ...
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How to successfully pin iTunes on Windows 7 Taskbar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: iTunes 9 does not show icon in Windows 7 taskbar? Do you guys know how to correctly pin iTunes to the taskbar? Yes, I can pin it but when I open iTunes, it will open ...
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Does Apple Magic Mouse fully work on Windows 7 x86/x64?

I would like to know if Apple Magic Mouse works on Windows 7 (x86/x64) on non-Apple computers. Here are some checklists: x64 compatibility left click right click middle button? vertical scroll ...
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Why does my Windows 7 boot up to a black screen after login?

I get a black screen after I login, with a window of Windows explorer open. I have to manually ctrl+alt+del->Task manager->Run and run explorer.exe before desktop shows up. How can I remedy this? ...
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slim down disk space usage windows 7

How can I reduce the amount of hard drive space Windows 7 uses? I've got my Win7 cramped into a 10GB virtual machine, and with Office installed, I’m running out of space. The short answer 'use a ...
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Font management?

Most Font Management programs offer ability to temporary activate fonts without installing in %Fonts% folder. In my tests (Windows7 with latest TA) temporary activated fonts are not visible for ...
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Windows 7 Networking Problem

I'm on a Windows 7 Computer with an additional Windows 7 computer and an XP computer and I keep getting an error: 0x8007046a: "Not enough server storage is available to Process this command" when I ...
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How to make AutoHotkey recognize the active window?

I remapped my wheel mouse for Windows Media Player. The remap works unless I change to full screen mode. Then AutoHotkey does not recognize it as the active window, and the remaps don't work. How ...
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Changing volume in Windows Media Player without using the slider

It seems that the only way to adjust the volume in Windows Media Player is to use the slider. Is there any other way?
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Burn Image context menu item missing in Windows 7

My understanding is that in Windows 7 if I right click an ISO image I should have an option Burn Image, or if I double click an ISO I should get a dialog to let me burn the image.... Not happening ...
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How can I access my old Windows 7 RC partition?

After installing Windows 7 RTM, my computer now skips the boot selection screen and so I am unable to access my Windows 7 RC partition currently. Is there any way to access it again? This is not for ...
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Can't see NAS in Virtual Machine on Windows 7

I have windows 7 64 bit with Windows Virtual Machine software installed. On the virtual machine you cannot see the the network and in particular the QNAP nas connected but in win 7 you can. What can I ...
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Windows 7 - system error 5 problem

My wife has just had a new computer for Christmas (with an upgrade from VISTA to Windows 7), and has joined the home network. We are using a mix of WindowsXP and Ubuntu boxes linked via a switch. We ...
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Wins 7 Installation and Activation

The product key on the sticker supplied by the manufacturer is for Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Would a fresh installation if the Windows 7 Home Premium installation supplied not from the ...
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Norton 2010 .rar false positive issue

I have a file which is in the .rar format and Norton keeps picking it up during a scan as a virus and only giving me the option in the drop down box of delete. I don't want to delete it and I don't ...
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Make windows not remember network password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: how to get windows to forget a network password? is there a way to change the settings so that Windows does not remember the network password after it connects, so that ...
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Why is my USB-to-VGA'd monitor working, but not showing in Display Settings?

I have a USB-to-VGA adapter, which I use to connect a second monitor to my laptop (totaling 3 screens). It worked alright with Vista. I upgraded to Windows 7, and now it no longer works properly (I ...
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problems with WindowsImageBackup and write protected drives

On Windows 7 I created a System image of my computer (C: and reserved partition) onto a USB drive. No problem. I then formatted the C: and installed the OS -- no problem Now I would like use the ...
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prevent monitor switching when closing laptop lid

I got one of those little lilliput external monitors for my laptop. When I close the lid on my laptop, it switches the primary display to external monitor. I want to prevent it from doing this, and ...
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How do I connect to ftp site in Windows Explorer

I've tried to use Windows Explorer (in Windows 7) to connect to a remote FTP site, but when I try to connect Windows says that The server name or address cannot be resolved If I try with ftp ...
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Can Only Access Limited Sites with WIRELESS; WIRED works perfectly

I'm trying to remotely assist a friend with a problem the likes of which I've never seen before. He has a new HP Win7 laptop works perfectly when using a WIRED connection to his home network (Comcast ...
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Force CMD.EXE to run as admin [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: On Windows 7, is there a command prompt line that can start cmd as an administrator? Is it possible to force cmd.exe to always run with administrator rights?