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Wired connection routed through wireless connection

I want to be able to plug in a device into my laptops ethernet port and have all the request sent out through the wireless connection. Is this possible? Ideally, the wireless connection should give ...
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I need to filter all websites except for one

My operating system is Windows 7 Starter. I need a software solution, I'm well aware of the built in options of Windows 7, but the rules are no limited accounts, no accounts at all, something (a ...
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Shortcut to Windows 7 Screen resolution setting other than by right-click on the desktop

I regularly have to access the Windows 7 "Screen resolution" setting on a netbook with many full-screen windows open, often with bogged down CPUs. These are the usual necessary steps I have to ...
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Prevent laptop with external monitor from reverting to built-in screen after waking from sleep

I have a new HP Mini Note running Windows 7 Starter. It mostly stays on the desktop with an external widescreen and whenever I'm not using it I close the lid, thus putting it to sleep. Now more often ...
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Operating System on SSD but can't access files on HDD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't delete files on Windows 7 (permission) Just upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and added a SSD. The Windows 7 & Office is in the SSD. I can see the HDD and ...
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USB mouse shuts down the laptop!

For the past two days, whenever I plug in my USB mouse (which has been working for a long time, previously) into the laptop, my computer restarts! I tried changing mice, but the same thing happens. I ...
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How can I make the computer beep from a script/program called by the Windows task scheduler?

I am using Windows 7 home edition. I want to make my computer wait a certain amount of time, then beep in warning right before it terminates a program. As a test, I wrote the following batch file to ...
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HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool format error

I am using Windows 7, and trying to create a DOS bootable disk. Ideally, I would like to be able to install a bootable version of Spinrite on it per these instructions - Running Spinrite from USB ...
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Win7: Disable UAC/Secure Desktop video mode change [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Stop UAC/Secure Desktop from dimming the screen Just had to upgrade my office PC to Windows 7, and every time a program wants admin access it seems to enable a "secure ...
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Tool to change file modified date with a tool which works inside File Explorer? [closed]

Looking for a tool to change a file's modified date which works from inside File Explorer context menu. I am aware of external tools like BulkFileChanger but I want to right click on a file and make ...
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Notification area balloon tip pop sound in Windows 7

When I was using Windows XP, there was a distinct sound when an application showed a balloon tip in the notification area (aka system tray). Unfortunately, I didn't look any deeper into it. Now ...
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Administrator not an Administrator?

I have copied some files from an XP computer to a PC running Windows 7. I am logged on as a user who is marked as an Administrator. When I try to access the directory, I am told I don't have ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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is it safe to save files to the desktop in Windows 7?

I got a dell laptop and recently it got a lot of viruses, so I had to reformat the hard drive. I talked to the Indian dell tech support guy and he said that I shouldn't download things directly to ...
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Is there any way to disable “Windows has detected your computer's performance is slow” notification/action in Windows 7 when using VNC?

Whenever I access my Windows 7 (Professional, 64-bit) desktop through a VNC client (TightVNC on laptop or VNC Viewer on iPhone), Windows pops up the "Windows has detected your computer's performance ...
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Page fails to load on 1st attempt

I changed from a CISCO wired Cable connection to a Motorola SBP901 wireless connection... After that whenever i try to load a new page the first reply is Server not found. Then i have to hit the ...
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Flickering tables using Office 2002 on Windows 7

We are currently using Office 2002 on Windows XP but will be moving our users to Windows 7 in the next few months. Part of our business is writing research documents so there is heavy use of Word (...
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Can't install VirtualBox 4.04 on Windows 7 x64

I was running all previous versions of VirtualBox on my Win7 x64 system without any problems. Every upgrade went smoothly, until I tried to upgrade to 4.04 (I can't remember what version I had on the ...
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My Dell latitude d610 will not boot up

I have a Dell latitude d610 which for some odd reason will not boot up or let me reinstall Windows 7. It keep asking me to load drivers but is not showing any drivers to load. I tried putting Windows ...
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Launch AutoStart programs before login

When I turn on my computer, I usually leave it to boot for a few minutes before I come back. However, when I get back I have to log in and then wait for all my start up programs to load. Is there ...
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Can Windows 7 service control command recognise username with localhost domain?

I have set up a new user called MY_SERVUSER on a Windows 7 via computer management on a computer that is not on a domain. I have a script that sets up our service to start as that user that used to ...
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Windows 7.0 User Rights problem when moving a folder to c:\inetpub\wwwroot

I tried to Move a published version of my ASP.NET application to Windows 7.0 into: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ I am prevented from doing this because I don't have the correct rights (admin rights). How do ...
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VS 2008/2010 Installation problem

This comes from here, but since people has told me I should post this here, and not in StackOverflow, here I am... Here's the thing: When I get to the license terms the installation window "dies". I ...
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Find and download file(s) using PuTTY

I'm trying to use PuTTY to connect via SSH to a Mac and download some files specified using a find command. The files have spaces in them that may be causing issues and I'm not sure how to specify a ...
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What files should be excluded from a complete Windows backup?

I'm starting to use CrashPlan to backup my Win 7 PC. I've got it writing to my external HD (for quick local restores) and to CrashPlan Central (for offsite storage). I'd like to backup my entire C:\ ...
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How can I get the Windows 7 calculator on Windows XP?

Can anyone please let me know is it possible to install Windows 7 calculator on Windows XP? If so what is the procedure to install it and could you please send me the link of the Windows 7 calculator ...
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Get black screen at logon/welcome?

I turn on my computer and screen seems to be working, but as soon as it comes to the screen where I am suppose to put in my password I get a black screen, except for the momentary message from monitor:...
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Why my internet connection works little faster on Ubuntu than on Windows 7?

I notice good download and upload speed on Ubuntu 10.10, but a bit slower on Windows 7. Why?
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How to write a `.bat` script to change folder security automatically?

Currently I'm trying to deploy BugNET application on my machine following their official document. One of those steps is to change the security property of the published folder proceeded as below ...
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IE9 windows7 install problems

I've just tried to install IE9 on my windows 7 machine, and I'm having a nightmare. The installation finished, but when I try to run IE9, the window opens, the blue loading circle spins, then the ...
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my windows 7 'search program and files ' not functioning

For last few weeks the search bar at the very bottom of windows main navigation is not working. Can anybody give the possible ways to fix this.
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How to make photoshop cs5 launch faster

I have a reasonably fast computer with Core 2 Quad Q8200 CPU, 4 GB ram, Seagate 7200 rpm drive. But when I open Photoshop it takes about 15 seconds to open and additional 8 sec to become responsive. ...
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System Restore noes not show prevous restore points

The problem I'm having is that when I go to system restore, I do not have any restore points listed. Just the other day I created one and t was also 4 of them listed besides the one I created, now ...
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Accidentally deleted the Downloads folder, a windows “Special Folder”, how to restore?

I deleted the Downloads folder in my Windows 7 home directory (which I had moved and renamed to incoming) I was able to restore the folder from a backup, this restores the contents as well as Desktop....
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Synergy connected fine but mouse doesn't move with two Windows 7 machines

I configured Synergy correctly enough for it to connect just fine between two machines. So both log outputs say connected to each other. Then I move my mouse and it doesn't magically jump to the ...
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Computer runs out of memory even though I have 8gb in Standby RAM

I have an i5 12gb RAM Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit machine and I recently had to kill several processes because it ran out of 'Free Memory'...however there was still 7.5gb in 'Standby' Memory. I didn't ...
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USB headset can not send and receive audio at the same time on windows 7 x64

I have a Razer Megalodon USB headset. It works fine on both arch linux, and osx. However on my windows 7 64bit install I can only output audio, or only input audio. So if the mic works, I can't hear ...
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Recording audio playback in Windows with PulseAudio?

I would like to record the playback audio of my computer using software such as Audacity. Unfortunately, my audio card software does not come with a stereo mix input, and after reading these two ...
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SD Card reader not working on Sony Vaio

This laptop (Sony Vaio VGN-Z31MN/B PCG-6z2m) has been installed with Windows 7 64 bit, all the drivers from Sony's VAIO site are installed, and everything in Device Manager both (a) has a driver and (...
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Is it possible to prevent Windows from deleting hibernate file (hiberfil.sys) when shut down?

I'm trying to move the hibernate file from system partition (SSD) to some other partition (HDD). I know a lot of people say this is impossible, but I'm not completely convinced yet. What I'm trying ...
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Windows 7 Explorer AutoPlay notifications - how to disable for certain devices?

Under Windows XP, it was possible to disable notifications from Explorer on inserting certain devices (for example, your iPhone). Under Windows 7, this seems to no longer be the case. I want to ...
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Truecrypt + EXT2IFS/EXT2FSD Safe?

Is it safe to mount an EXT3 partition encrypted by Truecrypt in Windows using Truecrypt to decrypt it and then EXT2IFS or EXT2FSD to read/write to it? I have not attempted it yet because I would ...
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How is Flash installer being invoked?

About once a week this program is being run automatically: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10n_Plugin10n_Plugin.exe I know what it is, and what the updates are, I don't care about that. ...
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Windows 7 Network using different user

following problem: I have a windows 7 box and alot of xp boxes. Every xp box supplies a network drive. But my windows 7 box signs in with some user that has not got any privileges. Can I set a ...
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How can I use Bluetooth on my computer? [closed]

What is the requirement to be able to use Bluetooth in Windows 7?
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How would I create a thumbnailer for Windows 7 Explorer?

I'm not having much luck figuring out how Windows Explorer thumbnail icons are generated, or how to modify it. Is it just a matter of configuring a program to spit out thumbnail images (like ...
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How can I disable these Windows-specific ports?

Let's see what ports are opened by which processes, taking those that are specific to Windows itself: C:\Windows\system32>netstat -anb Active Connections Proto Local Address Foreign ...
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What is a good way to shield my computer against local (network) attacks?

I'm trying to secure my computer against local network attacks for when I'm at university or a LAN party. At home, we have a router which serves this purpose. But at university and LAN I don't have ...
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Does a nmap scan against my own IP go past the firewall?

I'm trying to secure my computer against local network attacks for when I'm at university or a LAN party. Does running a nmap scan against my own IP go through the firewall or does it bypass the ...
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Should this folder called Data be indexed?

In the indexing options of Windows 7 there is a folder called Data which is excluded from indexing for the C:\ drive by default. Can someone confirm this, please? I was not able to locate that ...