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Why is the wi-fi signal meter on my Windows 7 laptop changing all of the time?

The signal strength meter on my Windows 7 laptop keeps changing from two to four bars of strength and back again. It's starting to look like a peak meter from a 1980's stereo. The machine isn't being ...
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Windows command line tool for converting MP3 to AIFF and back

Are there any Windows command line tools for converting MP3 files to AIFF (the standard iTunes format) and back?
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Network tools not working with a 3G connection

Some of my network tools stopped working after I switched to a 3G connection from a DSL one. Cain and Abel's sniffer, Metasploit, even the NMAP scanner. I'm using Windows 7. The 3G device in question ...
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Physical Memory in Windows Task Manager

In Windows Task Manager under the Perofrmance tab, I see this under Physical Memory: Total 3582 Cached 867 Available 846 Free 11 How come the numbers don't add up to the total? What is the ...
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Can Windows 7 conflict with another Windows 7?

I installed Windows 7 and then I made a backup image of this Windows 7 and put it on another partition. So now I have dual boot of Windows 7, however I noticed that stuff like Visual Studio is not ...
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Changing the user folder in Windows 7

I know this could be a duplicate, but let me explain. Let's say I want C:\Users\Me to be a link to E:\me. Like the other question says, I tried doing mklink /d C:\Users\Me E:\me. However, I get a ...
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windows 7 64bit rc with SSD saving problem

I have this problem where, in any application, 95% of the time when i try to save it pops up with a "Save As" dialogue. And if i try to select the original file i get an error popup "The operation ...
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How do I use my f-1 - f12 keys without pressing FN on Windows 7 using bootcamp on a Macbook Pro?

How do I use my F1 - F12 keys without pressing FN in Windows 7 using bootcamp on a Macbook Pro?
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New to Fusion: Is there a need to enhance virus protection

I'm a new user to Fusion, just bought Fusion 3. I intend to install on my iMac and then run Windows 7. I've always enjoyed the freedom of not worrying much about viruses with the Mac. Now that I'm ...
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How can I get WMC to play MKV files?

I'm trying to play a .mkv file (created with handbrake) in Windows Media Center. I'm running Win 7 x64 I've installed haali media splitter (file: MatroskaSplitter110109) I've installed ffdshow ...
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Is it possible to use IPv6 in LAN with router only supporting IPv4?

My router (Belkin N1 Vision) seem to only support IPv4. The problem is that i'm trying to get Windows 7 Homegroup going and it requires IPv6. I'm trying to connect home computer which is connected to ...
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My Music Folder Appearing On Desktop

I use Windows 7 and have recently been encountering a problem with the My Music folder. I keep all my music on an external hard drive and use a third party program such as VLC to play albums. I also ...
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Aero disabled in Windows 7 after installing LogMeIn

I have a Dell Inspiron 1520 (Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 / 2 GB RAM / Nvidia 8600M GT running 190.89 drivers / Windows 7 Ultimate). I had recently installed the LogMeIn Firefox addon, so that I can control ...
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Replacing the OS partition

I would like to move my Windows 7 OS partition from Hard Drive A to Hard Drive B (the boot partition is on Hard Drive C). My game plan is: Connect all three hard drives to the computer. Use ...
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What to do when a Windows doesn't recognize a movie DVD while that disc can be played on DVD player?

I've bought a movie DVD which can be run on DVD player. But Windows doesn't recognize the disc. My DVD writer attached with my PC is ok since it can read other DVDs and it supports almost all type of ...
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Is it possible to get Windows 7 installed on a laptop with Vista Home Basic?

My laptop is Acer EXtensa 5620Z purchased within 2 years with Vista Home Basic installed. I wish to try out Windows 7. Are there any expenses involved in the change over please ?
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Epson Stylus C84 Won't Print

The printer won't print with empty color cartridges. I want to print only black ink. From what I've read so far the Epson Stylus C84 won't print like this because it uses a little bit of color in ...
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Replace Windows 7 Starter with Windows XP

I have an HP mini netbook with Windows 7 Starter. The idea is to replace Windows 7 Starter with Windows XP. I refuse to use a USB key boot. Therefore I tried the following: Connect an external ...
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How to stop Firefox on an SSD from freezing when using the search box or submitting a form?

Firefox usually freezes for about a second whenever I search for something from the toolbar search box, when submitting a form, or when clearing the search box history. I suspect it has something to ...
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utility to troubleshoot PC not going idle

I have Windows 7 x64 installed and sometimes it will not go into an idle state allowing for the monitor to turn off. I keep shutting down services and programs, but I can't pinpoint what is causing ...
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Dual monitor with ATI radeon 4350

I'm using windows 7 x64 (I had the same problem with xp x32) and I've a ati Radeon 4350 with two outputs (DVI + VGA). My primary monitor are connected to the DVI output, but when I try to conect a ...
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Local area network computer to computer backup software [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Help to keep and update backup copy of folders Hi! I would like to back up my other computers on my local home network to my computer. What software would you suggest? ...
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windows 7 “system reserved” drive on ssd harddisk

i just installed windows 7 on an ssd harddisk and i got a so called "system reserved" drive of 100MB does anyone what that is for? and how i can get rid of it?
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How to open/mount a BKF file?

Will the Microsoft Windows NT Backup - Restore Utility overwrite my files if I use it to open this file? How to use it under Windows 7? (Windows 7 doesn't have the Removable Storage Management ...
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Network speed limited to 50% of the bandwidth?

I just bought an Ethernet hard drive. Everything works, but not as I expected. When I copy a file with this hard drive, only 50% of the network bandwidth is used. As my computer only handles 100 Mbps ...
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Customize Windows 7 HAL library during installation (BSOD STOP: 0x000000A5)

While trying to install Windows 7 x86 Ultimate on Samsung M40 laptop (Pentium M 1.7 Dothan, 2 GB RAM/ 100 GB HDD) I received the error: BSOD STOP: 0x000000A5: The bios in this system is not fully ...
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How to control master volume in Windows 7?

Some keyboards have volume controls on them that can be pressed anytime to control the master volume. My keyboard does not have that. Is there a way that I can create a key macro that will work like ...
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Getting XP-style copy and paste buttons for Windows Explorer in Windows 7

I loved the Copy, Paste and Delete buttons for Windows Explorer in Windows XP. For Windows 7, Microsoft did away with those buttons and replaced them with an "Organize" menu. How can I get the buttons ...
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Can I run Windows 7 Ultimate in VirtualBox on a Windows Home Server host?

I'm considering migrating from my very noisy and large MythTV box to something much smaller and quieter, like the HP MediaSmart Server LX195. To accomplish this I would need to install a virtual ...
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Which of these wireless adapters work in windows 7?

Well, I just upgraded one of my machines to windows 7, and it turns out that my usb wireless adapter just isn't working. There is no driver for it in windows 7 (yes, I've looked everywhere). So I'm ...
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After enabling raid0, blue screen of death

Im trying to get a raid0 setup going. I have a 750 gb hdd with the OS on it and two 80gb HDD. For right now, I just want to raid0 on the two 80Gb hdd. When I enable raid in my Bios, Win7 has a BSOD ...
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Pagefile on separate partition but same drive

I know that pagefile questions and advice litter the internet, but this question doesn't seem to have been asked very often. I've read that you shouldn't put a pagefile on a different partition of ...
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My laptop won't recognize a shared printer on the network

I have a computer network. The desktop (Windows Vista) is hardwired to the router and the printer. I added a HP laptop (windows 7) to the network. I cannot get the laptop to print anything. I ...
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Setting $HOME in PowerShell

How do I change my default home directory to "C:\Users\khornsby" for every time I open powershell? I am running Windows 7. Below is info about the state of my environment. Windows PowerShell ...
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How can I configure the Windows 7 Task Manager to always display processes from all users?

How can I configure the Windows 7 Task Manager to always display processes from all users? I don't want ot always have to click on the button in the bottom left corner.
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Windows 7 has no email client, why?

I am aware that Windows 7 has no built-in email client like Vista's Windows Mail and that Microsoft wants 7 users to now use Windows Live Services. Is there any supporting technical documentation ...
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Enabling the cursor tracking effect in the Windows 7 taskbar

On my home machines (Home Premium x64 + good graphics hardware; Professional x86 + poor graphics hardware), active taskbar icons apply a visual effect based on the position of the mouse cursor. ...
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Windows 7 harddisk partition problem

I am unable to open my D: partition(has vista installed on it) .. but i can play movies,music,etc in D:\Users folder. Double-clicking 'D:' in MyComputer gives Access Denied error and Alt-enter shows ...
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Dual Boot Question

How do I add a linux partition to the Vista/7 bootloader? Here's a teensy weeensy complication: The target partition has no bootloader, such as grub or lilo installed and I can't install them. Also, ...
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Remap alt-tab to behave like win-tab

Just a quick one I hope -- is there any way in Windows to make alt-tab behave like win-tab? I've poked and googled and not found anything, so assuming there isn't ... but if anyone knows of a way, ...
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When does Windows 7 RC expire?

I currently have Windows 7 RC, I have had it for months and I am wanting to save up and purchase a new SSD harddrive before I get the newest windows release. SO I am wanting to know how much longer ...
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Can I use a scanner connected to another computer on my computer?

I have a home server running Windows Server 2008 R2, wich has one multi-functional printer. I can already use the printer from my laptop (Windows 7 Professional RTM), but can I use the scanner tool ...
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Windows 7 is not mounting one of the partitions

I used to have 3 primary partitions on my drive, and windows was installed on one of them. The other two are for recovery and for personal files. Just yesterday, I resized the personal files partiton, ...
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Change drive letter for CD drive on Windows 7

How to change the drive letter for CD drive on Windows 7? I want to map network location to the letter that is currently used by my CD drive.
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windows 7 rtm vhd file

How can I install Windows 7 rtm vhd files in an existing windows xp machine?
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Lenovo ThinkPad T61 drivers for Vista to Windows 7 migration

I recently installed a full version of Windows 7 on my T61. The laptop came with Vista Ultimate and I kept the special partition that keeps the original OS. While backing up my files too, I backed up ...
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HP Windows 7 Upgrade - Can I use it on a non HP computer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 and Vista Activation FAQ: how do language, version, 64-bit or 32-bit, and source affect ability to install and transfer Windows licenses? I bought a HP laptop ...
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Automatically Disable Windows 7 From Indexing .svn metadata

There is a known issue with SVN repositories and the windows indexing service fighting over .svn metadata files. Here for more details. How can we set it up so there are automatically no problems ...
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connecting a wireless home network wirelessly to the internet

If I am using the wireless cards in my two laptops to establish a home network using Windows 7, in other words a "homegroup," can I share an internet connection obtained from a wireless adaptor ...
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Windows Vista Activation Error (Key In Use)

I'm a Linux person, so when I bought this computer I formatted it immediately into separate partitions so I could use Windows Vista/7 for games. I finally got around to installing Vista (my Win7 ...