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How should I use my new SSD drive?

I just built a new PC the other day. Specs... Processor: Intel i7-930 quad core CPU CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Motherboard: AsRock X58 Extreme 3 RAM/Memory: 6gb G-Skill triple channel ...
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Mysterious Windows 7 slowdown problem

I have a fairly beefy machine: Intel Q9450 8GB DDR2800 (4x2) Intel X25-M G2 80GB SSD Several other hard drives Windows 7 Ultimate 64 In the last month I've gotten a mysterious slowdown problem. ...
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Remove “Show Desktop” button next to the clock in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a new "Show Desktop" button all the way at the edge of the system tray area. Is there any way to get rid of it? I never use it because I just press Win+D instead, and it's kind of ...
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Windows 7 64bit keyboard issues

I have a Pavilion dv4-2153cl notebook running Windows 7 64bit Enterprise edition. (The processor is an intel i3) This morning I started to notice some really strange behavior in how it handled its ...
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Choose default program to open the shortcut in Windows 7

Is there a way to specify which program should open the shortcut. Take browsers for example. My default browser is Firefox. I have some important shortcuts on my desktop that don't perform well in ...
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sqlserver 2008 or 2005 express cannot install on Windows 7 home?

When installing 2008 it says it requires .NET 3.5 and 2005 fails : what can I do ?
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Can I use an nVidia Geforce 9600GT for triple-monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3 Monitors, 1 graphics card My work PC has (as you can guess from the title) a single Geforce 9600GT card. According to the spec page for this card, both DVI ports are ...
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Second monitor sometimes will not wake up

My workstation has two monitors and Windows 7 (64bit). Sometimes when I lock my computer and later return and unlock it, the second monitor won't wake up. I have to turn that monitor off and on to ...
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Why can't I create a Windows backup on my secondary disk?

I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate on an SSD that I've added to the XPS desktop that I bought from Dell. I would like to use the built-in backup functionality to create incremental backups and store ...
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Fujitsu Siemens V6535 laptop doesn't wake up - crash when going into standby?

I'm having trouble with my laptop (Fujitsu Siemens model V6535). It runs Windows 7, and after I upgraded from Vista I've noticed something that makes me really angry. When my laptop goes into ...
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HP 6350b Laptop is my battery really dead or is it a software problem

I installed windows 7 and noticed that the battery status was "plugged in, not charging". I tried unplugging the battery, uninstalling the microsoft ACPI compliant Control Method, updating ...
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How do I prevent Windows from rebooting ever?

I am tired of programs that constantly prompt me to reboot (including Windows' Automatic Updates), so I wonder if anybody knows how to disable the API reboot call on Windows? Basically I want Windows ...
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Browsing mapped network drives in Aptana Studio - Windows 7

I've recently started using Windows 7 (64-bit) at work, but after installing Aptana like usual, and mapping my network folders like I always have, Aptana shows the mapped drives, but with a red X on ...
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Error in Internet Explorer8 Windows 7: this tab has been recovered

I get this error every time I open Internet Explorer8 in Windows 7, and a popup appear which says: this tab has been recovered and it close open the tab that I can't even surf a page (any page) with ...
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RAID 1 not performing as expected

I recently bought a new 320Gb hard drive for my computer to set up RAID 1 on it for some added security. Installation went as smooth as could possibly be (plug in power, plug in data cable, start up ...
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Windows 7 dual boots after upgrade

I was running Vista 64, I installed (not upgraded, fresh install) Windows 7 64 bit on the same partition, but since then it's been bringing up a dual boot menu asking if I want to boot to 7 or Vista. ...
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windows 7: Can I make it automatically download updates during one period and install them in another?

When Windows 7 is configured to automatically update at a certain time (say Friday 5pm), is that also when it tries to download updates, or does it pull in the updates throughout the week, and only ...
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Computer Studdering When Transferring Over Network

This is a really weird problem that I've never even seen before. When I copy to or from my server share, my computer studders terribly and the data transfers very slowly at only around 12MB/s. By ...
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How to avoid flickers in Windows XP Virtual PC mode in Windows 7

I am using a Virtual PC. Ie, using Windows xp in virtual mode inside Windows 7. The graphics looks good but I am getting a lot of flickers (the Windows XP mode is by itself slow not my Windows 7 ...
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Do I really need to reboot my host machine to restore net' connectivity to my VMware machines?

I'm running VMware Workstation 6.54 on a Windows 7 host (64-bit). Whenever the host loses network connectivity the VMs never get their connection back until I reboot the machine (which I have to do ...
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Grayed-Out Sleep and Hibernate Options on Windows 7 After Updating Graphics Driver

I have a Gateway M275 Tablet PC, on which I've installed Windows 7 Ultimate. The laptop is quite old, so there aren't any Win7 drivers for it, not to mention any Vista drivers. Win7 has been working ...
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Laptop + External Monitor: Possible to Scale Mouse-crossover Position?

I have a laptop with a 16" screen @ 1366x768 resolution, and a 24" external monitor at 1920x1200 resolution. I'm extending the Windows 7 desktop onto the other screen. The 24" is the secondary ...
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How to easily use Windows 7 search advanced options?

Is there an alternative to trying to remember all the advanced search options? Like an actual GUI as we had for windows XP? As powerful as Windows Search apparently is, I cannot possibly remember all ...
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Alternative to Toad Mysql on Windows 7 64 bits

I have tried to install latest version and it doesn't work contrary to Windows XP so any alternative ?
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Mouse settings/properties dialog box won't open in Windows 7

I have a problem trying to open my computer's mouse settings by either going to the command prompt and typing, 'control mouse', 'main.cpl' (as researched online) or simply by trying to go to the ...
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bootmgr is missing on Toshiba laptop with Windows 7

I have a Toshiba laptop with Windows 7 on it. As soon as I turn my computer on it says bootmgr is missing The only thing I can get into is the setup menu. Does anyone know what might be wrong? ...
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Should I install Antivirus within XP Mode for Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does the Virtual PC XP Mode need safety measures? I am using XP Mode within Windows 7, which creates virtual OS, but semi-intergrated into Windows 7. Do I need to ...
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How can I ungroup each and every button using small size icons on taskbar in Windows 7?

Is there any way by which I can ungroup all icons even if they belong to the same application? I want to ungroup some of the Windows Explorer files from each other which are grouped together by ...
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Windows 7 computer cannot delete files from windows 2003 domain share

Computer running windows 7 pro connected to windows 2003 domain. User creates an xls file and he is trying to delete it. He deletes the file successfully and when he presses F5 to refresh the folder ...
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How to open a EAR/WAR file in windows 7

I have a few EAR/WAR files which are Java archives and I would like Windows 7 to open these files the way it opens a file with extension zip. So I open this war file and in the list of softwares ...
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Typing filename in standard open file dialog (Windows 7) - file name suggestion

When you use standard windows open file dialog and start typing it puts files whose name starts with what you type to drop down list. But on another pc with same Windows 7 it also puts first of them ...
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Log application changes made to the system

Windows 7, 64bit. I have an application which I don't trust but still need to run. I would like to run the installer of this application and later on the installed executable under some kind of ...
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Windows 7 - User-specific %PATH%

I'd like to set up a system for Windows 7 where each user has their own private directory in %PATH%. I tried setting %PATH% to %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%\Bin;%SystemRoot%\System32;[...] but it doesn't ...
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Extract Links and save pages

I have a couple of pages, each has around 20 links on it. Each link leads to a different page. I want to provide the user an option to extract all the links on these Page and then download each of ...
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grep on Windows XP vs. Windows 7

I am using grep from Gnuwin32 on Windows. On Windows XP, the following grep -e "foo" NUL results in the following output grep: NUL: invalid argument On Windows 7, the same arguments result in ...
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Is there a shortcut for creating a new file?

I haven't seen any shortcut for creating "A New Text Document" or any file. Is there any?
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Sound muting program for Windows?

Sometimes when I go to sleep I leave the computer playing some music, but I'd like to tell it, once X minutes have passed just mute the volume. Does anyone know of a program to do so? I'm targeting ...
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Creating a Windows 7 USB installation disk on a Mac

I was wondering if you know of a way of creating a Windows 7 USB installation disk on Mac OS.
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netsh wlan add profile not importing encrypted passphrase

I exported a wireless network connection profile from a Windows 7 machine correctly connected to a WiFi network with a WPA-TKIP passphrase. The exported xml file shows the correct settings and a ...
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What brand of wireless router would be compatible with many broadband modems and easy to use?

Good afternoon I'm having too many intermittent problems with my DLINK DIR 400 router: Wireless connection is lost with no reason. Perhaps the current router is incompatible with this Scientific ...
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When I type certain characters, they come out as backquotes

Very strange behavior. Some background: I bought a new lenovo G550 laptop, running Windows 7. I live in Israel. When I type certain keys, in any application, they are prefaced with the backquote ...
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Problem running mercurial against symlinked .hgrc file under Cygwin/Windows 7

This is not a question about handling symlinks in the mercurial repository. I have this setup at work where I keep my dotfiles in a separate directory (.configuration) that I can use to synch my ...
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Installation fails after period of time

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit, Ultimate. I'm running into a problem where, if my computer is on long enough, I am unable to install any software. For example, if I reboot and try to install ...
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Print Screen key of Windows on Mac

I've tried Win 7 on my MacBook. then I'm facing a problem of capturing the screen. I want to take the screen shot of the whole screen(including the cursor). I'm sure that I can grab it with the key ...
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Windows 7 crashes with STOP 0x101 (“A clock interrupt was not received..”) every time the laptop tries to sleep

I have an HP Compaq nc8430 with a new install of Windows 7 (32 bit). Every time I sleep the laptop, it crashes. It also crashes sometimes just during normal use. It does hibernate properly. The only ...
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Is it possible to shutdown a remote computer running Windows 7 via Telnet?

I've successfully connected to my Windows 7 desktop over wifi via Telnet from an XP Home netbook. To login, I use the following command: telnet -l "win7desktop\win7user" win7desktop win7user in ...
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Forgot my Windows 7 Password, but can still login with my finger

I login with my finger scan reader all the time, so I forgot my password. How can I remove it or change it? I am on Windows 7 64bit
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Suggestions for sharing and using data between Ubuntu and Windows 7 dual boot

Note: TL;DR, scroll to bottom for summary. I recently set up my computer for a dual boot between Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7. My current drive setup is as follows. | A1 | A2 | | B1 | B2 ...
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How to I get window drop functionality on Mac OS X?

Windows 7 has a neat feature where the Windows Key in conjunction with the arrow keys tiles the active window. Windows key + left arrow moves it to the left half, windows key + right arrow moves your ...
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emacs and putty on windows 7

My workstation was recently updated to Windows 7. I've downloaded putty and have configured it to the same settings I had under Vista. Whenever I ssh to a vm running Centos 5.4 and try to run emacs ...