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Download a file via HTTP from a script in Windows

I want a way to download a file via HTTP given its URL (similar to how wget works). I have seen the answers to this question, but I have two changes to the requirements: I would like it to run on ...
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Where did the “All Users” folder from XP go in Windows 7?

I'd like to place some files in a folder that shows up on all user's desktop on a machine. What do I need to know about the differences between Win7 and XP to do this? Is this still possible?
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Use laptop A's LCD as secondary monitor for laptop B [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I have a working laptop (laptop A), but am interested in using the laptop's LCD as a secondary monitor for ...
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Send To Documents Copies Files Instead of Moving Them

When I right-click on a file, then select Send To | Documents, the file is copied into my Documents folder, not moved. Is there any way to change this behavior in Windows 7.
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Is there any way to disable certain keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7?

There is something going on with my Windows 7 machine where attempting to unlock the workstation the Win key is "stuck" on (not quite sure what is causing this). What this causes is that when I am ...
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1answer
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UAC consent.exe doesn't render when remoting

Im using remoted desktop to access a Win7 machine. when I ctrl+shift click an icon or right click to run it as administrator nothing happens. I see that a new instance of consent.exe is added to the ...
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1answer
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Elevate a running program to administrator (Windows 7)

Sometimes you may open a program that you want to run as an administrator, but you may already have opened it not as an administrator. Is it possible to elevate the privileges of an already running ...
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2answers
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Specify drive letters during installation

The hard drive has two partitions. I'm installing Windows 7 on the second one. It automatically gets assigned the drive letter C (and the first partition becomes D). Is there any way to override this ...
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Screenshot before windows starts: without another computer?

I'm pretty sure that this must have been asked before, but haven't found a duplicate question, thus I shall ask again... Is it possible to take a screenshot of my computer before the OS boots up ...
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Can I use multiple product keys with the same Win 7 DVD?

Instead of sending my friend 3 Win 7 DVDs, is it enough just to send 1 DVD and then email 3 product keys? Also, would a Win 7 Professional product key work if the DVD was for Home Premium?
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Change Computer Icon?

After finding out adding an autorun on a flash drive to change the icon to actually look like your flash drive, then after finding out that it'd work for Hard Drives too, I started to wonder if you ...
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No WiFi networks - Fujitsu Lifebook on Windows 7

I lost ability to see WiFi networks on my laptop. I already tryied: reinstall wifi driver reboot disable/enable from windows and from bios check for latest driver both by Windows and Fukitsu driver ...
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Can't change Firefox menu background color using userChrome.css on Windows 7

I can't change Firefox's menu background color using userChrome.css on Windows 7. menubar, menubutton, menulist, menu, menuitem { color: red !important; background-color: orange !important; } ...
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2answers
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How can I switch my display language to English in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I live in Israel and I bought Windows 7 Professional in Hebrew. I'd like to switch the language to English. In Control Panel -> Region and Language I don't have any options to switch the display ...
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1answer
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MCE7 how to get video from livetv buffer

I'm watching something on my MCE and I can jump back to see something. How can I (if at all) extract a piece of that video that is recorded on my drive somewhere? If I press record it starts ...
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Slow video performance with 4 monitors. What's the cause?

I recently installed another video card and added two more monitors to my work setup. Opening RDP windows and expanding the start menu cause the box to slow, mouse to jump and is a real productivity ...
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Does Windows 7 allow advanced skinning like Windows XP?

The Windows 7 Aero interface looks great, but after looking at it for months it gets boring. So I was wondering - is it possible to create advanced skins for Windows 7 that use full Aero capabilities ...
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Driverless printer sharing on Windows

I have a printer hooked up to a computer running Windows XP. It prints fine from that computer, but I'd like to set up other computers (running Vista and 7) to print from it as well. I tried setting ...
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1answer
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Will the other directories on my C drive still be visible?

My Windows 7 ate itself, corrupted a few files, now refuses to boot. On the same drive were other directories of various assorted non-Microsoft applications I like to use. After the crash, I have ...
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Windows 7: enabling navigation of subfolders in pinned Start Menu folders

I'm just about to move from Windows XP to Windows 7, and I'm struggling with some of the interface changes. In XP, I was able to throw a folder intoC:\Documents and Settings\username\Start Menuand ...
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1answer
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Quiet volume on headphone jack on ASUS Eee 1005HA

I have an ASUS Eee 1005HA running Windows 7 Starter. The volume output of the headphone jack is extremely low. Otherwise, the speakers work fine. I downloaded and installed the most recent audio ...
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1answer
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Chrome won't start - Windows 7 x64 is complaining about compatibility

Suddenly Chrome browser does not start, my Windows 7 x64 is complaining: In translation: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you’re running. Check your ...
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1answer
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Hard drive not being recognised after booting into Windows?

I just got myself an internal Western Digital caviar black 1TB hard drive. I installed it without too much trouble. The SATA's are plugged correctly and the bios is recognizing it, but it doesn't show ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 forgets my default settings

I recently bought a new computer and Windows 7 Home Premium. I only have one small problem though. I have the option "Show Window Contents While Dragging" enabled, but everytime I restart the ...
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1440 x 900 screen resolution disappeared in my Windows 7

I recently bought a 19" LCD and the resolution automatically changed to 1440 x 900 when I plugged it in. I was fooling around with the resolutions then 1440 x 900 disappeared. Now I'm using 1280 x ...
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2answers
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How can I force Windows 7 to update the user profile path?

I renamed a user profile to a new name. This worked but when I look into the folder path, the old name is being used. Why? And how can I make the folder pathname the same as the new name?
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Optimum no./size partitions for Windows 7

I plan to install a 500GB drive in my notebook (HP dv2613tu/1.5gHz/4MB RAM) and need advice about optimum size and number of partitions to create. Ideally looking at the following: OS (Windows 7 ...
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SSD — Special settings for SSD as secondary drive?

I recently purchased an Intel SSD (X25-V 40GB) and I want to add it to my PC as a secondary drive (not the boot/system drive) so I can install specific software to it. Now, do I need to do anything ...
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New computer crashing

I've just built a new computer and it crashes occasionally - it just switches off and then restarts and I'm not sure about the best way to diagnose the problem. All the components are seated nicely ...
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1answer
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Tools to partition dynamic disk

I have a 1 TB hard-disk with windows 7 pre-installed. I would like to delete, resize some partition and create ext3/swap partitions to install linux. Which tools are available for this ? I tried ...
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1answer
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Installing BBC iPlayer Desktop

I'm trying to install the BBC iPlayer Desktop version so I can catch up with a couple of programmes offline, but when I go to the installer here I get a message which says installation failed. There's ...
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1answer
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Can't access internet with 32-bit browser(Chrome, FF, IE)! The 64-bit version of IE on Win 7 works fine

I had installed Kaspersky AV 2010 two days ago. Everything was fine until I was not able to access the internet a few minutes back with the 32 bit browsers I have installed - Chrome, Firefox and the ...
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4answers
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How to remove album art from a file in Windows Media Player 12

Windows Media Player 12 (Windows 7) has added some very wrong album art files on some of my files. How can I remove the album art without having to replace them?
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Is there a normal search in Windows 7?

Which basically mean where I could specify more than just a file name;
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C++ program to make linux Ubuntu clone windows partition?

I want to write code in Dev C++ so that when i execute in Ubuntu 8 , it clones my windows 7 from D: partition to its child partitions E:,F: ... i have made my partitions of equal sizes and i have ...
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Computer Turns on Briefly then right back off again

So yesterday I came home from work and went to turn my computer on....it turned on for about 5 seconds then promptly turned right back off again...before I ever saw anything on the screen. I tried ...
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How do I fully share a Hard Drive on my Local Network?

I have 4 computers connected to a router (DD-WRT) My main PC is Windows 7 (Home Premium). This machine has 2 Hard Disks: HD1 is used for my OS and the other (HD2) is used to store files. My 3 other ...
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What is the best file system to use for a second hard drive when dual booting between WinXP and Win7?

I am dual booting for legacy reasons, and I have a 2nd internal drive that I would like to use from both XP and 7. Should I go with the standard NTFS? (will the secuirty features be an issue, with ...
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Scrolling mouse sets windows sound volume

Suddenly, when I use the scroll wheel of my mouse, it changes the windows sound volume level. I have a HP DV6-2030SD laptop with Windows 7 64 bit and a Zolid p50622 mouse. When I use the scroll ...
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2answers
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How do I get windows 7 to go full screen in boot camp?

I'm running Windows 7 on an iMac using Bootcamp. At the native resolution of 1290x1200, the desktop fills the entire screen, but when I run games at a lower resolution or reduce the size of the ...
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How to disable the touchpad in Windows 7 while typing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: What is the easiest way to disable the touch pad on a laptop? On my netbook, how can I disable the touch pad while I’m typing to avoid bumping it? is there a ...
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Make headphone output mono

my headphones are stereo but I would like the sound from the left and right to be combined then sent to both headphones. The reason is I'm watching a video where the people speaking are in the right ...
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Windows Text Editor With SCP Support and No Install

Is there a programmer's text editor (line numbers, syntax highlighting) for Windows 7 that offers Edit in Place via SCP A non-administrator instalation/runs without instalation Free is nice, ...
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Windows 7 laptop with problems shutting down

This is a thinkpad convertible tablet with Windows 7. When you try to shut down, it seizes at a screen with a gradient background and a Think/Thinkpad logo (forgot which). If you close it at that ...
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Remotely Administer Workgroup Computers

At work, I can remotely administer other computers by first adding my domain account as a local admistrator on another computer. After that, I can use remote registry, computer management, and file ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 XP mode fonts too small

Is there any way to increase the system font size in XP mode? I need it at least 100% larger to read anything. The setting for font size appears to be disabled.
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1answer
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / Safari / Downloads disappear

Running Safari 4.0.5. When I download a file, it never appears in the download folder. If I pause the download I get the xxxxxx.xxx.download temp file to show up. When I then resume the download, ...
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How to connect a USB dongle to Windows XP Mode?

I'm trying to connect a Matrix dongle to Windows XP Mode, but when looking under USB options it's not listed. Example: The dongle gets recognized by the Windows 7 device manager as a ...
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Get program that is stuck under task bar in Windows 7

I have a program that is stuck under the task bar in Windows 7. I cannot click on it because (I think) the click is interpreted as being on the task bar and not on the program. How do I recover it? ...
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How to connect a Bluetooth network connection using the command line

I can enable a Local Area Network interface for my machine with the command netsh interface set interface "Local Area Connection" ENABLED Is there an equivalent command to connect a bluetooth ...