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Keyboard shortcut for the Windows Explorer address bar

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), to put the cursor into the address bar (where the current path is shown)?
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Need updated Windows 7 driver for Digitech USB Oscilloscope model QC-1931

My Digitech USB scope (model QC-1931) used to work OK under WindowsXP. Problem arose with installing S/W on Windows 7 O/S, Driver will not install Anyone out there with an updated driver or ...
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iTunes - stuck in authorization loop

I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and thought that instead of trying to recover my music from my iPhone, I would just use the Homegroup I have set up to transfer the music from my old laptop. ...
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Wireless 802.11x Disconnects

I've looked at (and read) all of the similar questions and none of them get exactly to the issue I'm having at home. I have an 802.11g access point (two, actually, with different SSIDs and on ...
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How do I watch 1080p video on this setup computer without lagg?

My hardware: CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: Radeon HD5750 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Codecs: K-lite codec pack default install I'm trying to watch a 1080p bluray movie backup ...
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How do I get a Logitech MX 700 wireless mouse/keyboard recognized by Windows 7?

Is there anyway to get it working properly (even as a basic mouse)? The computer just keeps coming back with "Unknown Device". All of the results on google are asking for help or say that the support ...
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Does Windows 7 support UTC as BIOS time?

Since I live in Germany, my timezone is GMT+1 (or GMT+2 in the summertime period). Previous Windows versions were not able to have the hardware clock set to UTC, and the Windows time to the local ...
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How can I use old-style drag-drop icons in Windows 7?

In Windows 7 64-bit, the Windows Explorer file drag-drop icon is so huge, especially with image files, that it obscures the names of target folders. Is there any way to revert the drag image to the ...
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Pinned icons not showing original app's icon in Windows 7

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate. After installing Paragon Partition Manager 10 Personal, 3 of the 6 application icons in the taskbar are not rendering properly. Generic file icons is being rendered there ...
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Open a program as Admin on Windows 7 with no prompt?

I'm having this problem with two programs: Visual Studio 2008 and Notepad++. If I'm making a webpage and I add a debugger statement to the javascript, it opens up a prompt asking me if I want to ...
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reinstall windows 7 starter on Acer netbook [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Win7 from USB I have trouble removing preinstalled McAfee from my Acer netbook, and I was wondering what other junk they might preinstall on it. I was thinking ...
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UnionFS-like filesystem for windows

I'm looking for something that works like UnionFS in Windows 7. My usecase: having clean code working directory in a read-only directory, and compiling it in a union filesystem which would store ...
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multi-touch and windows 7

If I buy multi-touch monitor like(Samsung MULTITOUCH LD220Z) Then can i move multiple windows(minimize close) control multiple volume sliders simultaneously in audio mixer and does all this extends to ...
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How can I delete old Windows 7 directory [duplicate]

Yesterday I've completed my first install Windows 7. I had to repeat installation because first time the pc hang up. Now I got a Windows.old under c:\, and I'm unable to remove it. When I try, I ...
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How can I stop the taskbar from appearing on Windows 7?

Is it possible to stop the taskbar from appearing in Windows 7? It is set to autohide, but it sometimes flashes up on screen. I saw this question previously but it did not explain how to turn off the ...
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Monitor maximum resolution only supported in windows 7 using xp drivers

I upgraded from windows vista to windows 7 yesterday. The upgrade went fine and windows properly detected the screen resolutions, but when I selected 1920x1080 it worked but I got black sidebars. This ...
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Network Connections in Windows 7

I use a computer with Windows 7. My computer is connected to a Local Network within my company, and in this network I use an interanet website. But, when I connect to the internet via dialup I can no ...
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Is there any online/desktop tool to keep up with blogs?

Is there any tool that can help to keep up with 10 blogs? I want to be able to check from one place which blog has a new post. Instead of manualy check them one be one. Operating System: Windows 7
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choosing version of Windows 7

What is the cheapest version of Windows 7, that allows to effectively learn software? I mean both software which exists only under Windows and that which seems easier to install than under Linux. ...
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Concurrent Connections

How can you see how much concurrent connects you can handle? I use windows 7 and I have read the licensing term and it said Windows 7 has a limit of 20. But, when I got the Half-open limit fix, it ...
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Disk churning on Windows 7 machine - can't identify culprit

I have a client's laptop that, on startup, start churning so badly it becomes completely unresponsive. I can get past the login screen, but after that it essentially freezes. Booting into safe mode is ...
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Replacement for Pinnacle Studio Importer

I asked here tips how to fix Pinnacle Studio 14 Importer which crashes on 64-bit Win7. So far, nothing really helpful has come up. Now, I realized that importing from HDV camcorder could very likely ...
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Why cannot administrators delete registry keys when they run regedit as administrators?

I am trying to completely remove McAfee from my Acer Aspire netbook. I downloaded MCPR.exe, and run it as an admin, in safe mode, but it fails to remove some registry keys. When I try to edit ...
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How can I change the default program installation directory in Windows 7?

Windows 7 is installed on my C drive, which is quite small. I am very tired of instructing new programs to put their files on my larger D drive during installation; I would like to change the default ...
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Computer not detecting any OS, how to manually add os entry

My system crashed earlier today and is not working properly. It's saying no disk found.., and not detecting the os. I tried doing "fixboot" "fixmbr" using the OS DVD but nothing happened. The ...
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Limiting VRAM available to a process

Is it possible to limit the video memory a software can use? In my case, I want to tell a game I have half the memory to test some performance issues.
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How to burn ISO images natively in Windows 7 when ISO files lost its original association?

When I right click the ISO file it doesn't show the burn option anymore... how to launch the Windows Disc Image Burner?
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Replace Turn Off/Shut down with Hibernate

I've seen laptops which have Hibernate at the Start menu instead of Shut down, and I find it very useful. How do I enable it at my desktop?
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Scaleable icons in Windows 7

I am big fan of having big icons. Some of them scale, but some does't. Why? How to repair this? What replacement should I search for?
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HP HDX 16 wifi turns on and off randomly

I've been having this problem recently with my HDX 16 and was wondering whether there was any driver updates that fix this problem or any 3rd party drivers that could help. Any help is appreciated
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Cannot Create Key: Error Writing to the Windows 7 Registry

I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Things were going well until I had to install Outlook 2007 and Visio 2007 on my machine for some client work. After that Microsoft Office 2007 started trying to ...
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Remove Recent List in VLC Players on Windows 7

VLC player is one of the item most used on my Windows 7 machine. When I click "Start", I\it appears as "pinned" at the program list. When I mouse over to the VLC players, I will see a list of ...
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Dictionary Desktop Widget

I constantly feel the need for a simple dictionary widget configured to a keyboard shortcut which lets me find the meanings/spellings of words independent of the application that I am currently using. ...
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How to switch internet connection between regular and VPN

I am connected to the Internet through a wireless router. If I visit http://whatismyipaddress.com, I see my correct IP address. I have now added a VPN connection, and when I connect to that my ...
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Internet Connectivity Issue in VMWare on Windows 7

My laptop (as a host) has Windows 7 Home (Premium?). The guest is Windows 2003 Server. The problem is this - Internet works fine from the host, but not from the guest. Now, if I move the guest VM to ...
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How do I modify the boot menu for Windows 7?

I'd like to add an entry to the Windows 7 boot menu, but it seems that it is not as simple as editing the boot.ini file. How to I add a new entry? I'm trying to install xPUD using the instructions ...
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How can I determine the origin of a downloaded file?

Is there a way to determine what the original source or link was for a previously downloaded file, other than using the browser's download history?
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7zip Add to Archive: How to exclude certain file types/extensions?

I want to archive a folder but want to exlude all media files. How do I leave out: *.avi *.flac when archiving?
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How to change windows explorer view by keyboard?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to switch to a specific view in windows 7 explorer, e.g. "details", "list", "large icons" etc? Or do I have to use the mouse to change the view via dropdown menu "Change ...
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Quickest way to see hidden files on Windows?

I have a bunch of folders in my Documents library that were automatically generated by various programs. In order to reduce clutter, I have made these folders hidden, because 99% of the time I don't ...
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How can I duplicate a user account in Windows 7?

How can I create a duplicate user account in Windows 7? Reason My account will not allow Windows Help to come up (apparently corrupted), but the Administrator account's help works fine. Also, when I ...
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Why does Windows 7 open image with Paint?

Suddenly instead of infanview Windows 7 is using paint to open images. When I right click I see 'Edit' But no 'Open'. Under Open With infanview is the first option. I tried running infanview as an ...
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Creating a Mom-Proof laptop. Imaging software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Want to create a system image Windows backup by Imaging I'm about to send a new laptop to my mom with the router pre-configured to work with the laptop. I live 1000 ...
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Remote desktop disables eSATA drive (MyBook)

I'm running Windows 7 and I have a 1TB Western Digital MyBook drive attached via eSATA. Whenever I connect via remote desktop, the drive seems to disappear. If I login to the system locally and reboot ...
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Windows 7 won't boot with 3 GB, but XP will… huh?

Ok, so I've got this old self-build as my backup computer, with an A7N8X-E, an Athlon XP 2500+, and 2GB DDR-400. It's been working since forever, running dual boot with Windows XP and Server 2003. ...
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Moving the Windows 7 MBR

I put a clean copy of Windows 7 on my Slave HDD but now I want to remove my primary. The issue, as I understand it, is that the MBR is on the primary and when I take it out I therefore can't boot. To ...
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How can I disable user action logging in the registry?

Windows 7 continues the practice of logging user actions in the registry. I'd like to disable this practice both to avoid reg-file fragmentation and SSD wear, as well as being uncomfortable with ...
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User based BitLocker Drive Encryption

While Unlocking a Encrypted Drive.. It is possible for that drive to be unlocked for only the particular user and not all other users who use the system. For example, there are two users... User1 ...
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WinRM - what it is and how to use it?

During installing updates I noticed 'PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM' update. Upon reading some Microsoft & Wikipedia pages I read that it is remote management system that runs on SOAP and that it is ...
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Cannot change text DPI setting in Windows 7 starter

Windows 7 starter came pre-installed on my netbook. I want to reduce the text DPI setting from Medium (125%) to Smaller (100%) so that certain windows will fully fit on the screen. I have gone to ...