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How to access “Manage wireless networks” in acer netbook (windows 7)

I have windows 7 prof on a aspire acer one netbook. I want to access the "Manage wireless networks" panel from Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center -> Manage wireless ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu Items Missing

If I click the start menu -> All Programs almost all my installed programs seem to be missing from the start menu despite some of them being on the initial regulalry used screen. As far as I can see ...
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Is the Windows 7 default graphic driver faster than the newest NVIDIA Forceware?

Here is my Windows 7 Experience Index using the stock graphics driver: And after installing the newest driver Forceware 197.45, it becomes: The only change is that the "Gaming graphics" subscore ...
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Can SharePoint 2007 install on Windows 7?

I have a 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate N, will MOSS 2007 install on it?
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Injection of banners in my webbrowsers possible malware

Recently I have started to suspect that I have some kind of virus on my computer. There are 3 symptoms: Banners are being displayed on pages that doesn't use commercials, for instance when viewing ...
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How safe is locking the screen?

So, both windows and linux have a pretty useful feature that allows you to leave everything running on the PC while also keeping invaders away by locking the screen. My question is: Say I leave my ...
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External mouse clicks not working during UAC prompt/windows or other elevated privilege programs

I have a Logitech Revolution VX, a small portable mouse. I use it on my laptop running Windows 7 64bit Professional. When a UAC prompt comes up, I can use the mouse to move the pointer, however any ...
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Cannot boot from windows 7 DVD

I have just purchased windows 7 64bit. I entered the disk in the drive and it told me I couldn't upgrade as I am using XP so I have tried to boot from CD instead but it doesn't work. It seems to look ...
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How to prevent a file from accessing the internet?

There are some .exe and .dll files belonging to some programs on my laptop which communicate with the internet without my permission (for self-update generally). I want to prevent those files one by ...
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objects don't snap in browser window

I've recently upgraded from XP Pro to Windows7 Pro - In XP Pro (and previous OS versions) you could move Thumbnails around in a window and they would snap/shuffle up/re-order themselves and be ...
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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest

I would like to use Synaptics "Two-Finger Scrolling" inside a VMware guest. It works as expected on the host but VMware does not seem to support it. The mouse cursor changes to indicate that ...
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How to disable Winamp agent in the taskbar?

I remember the days when I could right click on the Winamp icon in the Windows taskbar, and select "Disable Winamp Agent", and it would actually disable and not appear again. This no longer seems to ...
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No visual, no beep

So Win7 just updated and attempted to restart the PC but I received no visual and no beeping sound. I started to unplug all unnecessary hardware components so now all that's left is my boot hd. And ...
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IE8 Unable to download files

I recently installed Windows 7. I can browse to any webpage using IE8, but if I click on any links to download files, I receive the following error: Unable to download [filename] from [website]. ...
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Windows 7 - Runs in safe mode, crashes in “normal” mode

A couple of days ago I came back from a meeting to find my laptop had locked up. Power lights still on but the screen was blank (by which I mean black, though still "backlit" so not dead). Didn't ...
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Dell Studio 1558 Bluetooth driver problem

I am using Dell Studio 1558 laptop. Originally it was having windows 7 64 bit Home edition but than i upgraded my system to Windows 7 32 bit Professinal edition. The problem i am facing due to this ...
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Microsoft to cease support for Vista, any options for a laptop just purchased?

According to an article today in The Register, Microsoft will no longer support Vista from the end of this month. I have a laptop that is not even a year old using an operating system that will not ...
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Windows 7 explorer doesn't use details view in folders with media

I use details as my default folder view, which works fine except for folders that only contain media files like photos or mp3. In these cases the view changes in order to show thumbnails etc. (which I ...
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Trouble accessing network drives in Windows 7

Running Windows 7 Professional. I am experiecing problems accessing network drives (shares) on my local netowork. I have a LaCiE network drive - the Windows XP machine can access it without problems. ...
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Prevent Internet Explorer tabs from opening tabs in stack in taskbar

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate, and IE 8, and have the taskbar in icon view. I'm not sure how to explain this, but I'm amazed at how each tab in IE8 seems to act like a new "thing" in the taskbar (as if ...
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Can't install shared printer on Windows 7

My printer is an Epson Stylus C60, which I use on a Windows XP desktop. I am trying to install the printer on a networked Windows 7 laptop - there are no printer drivers available from Epson who state ...
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Find for Windows gives “Access Denied” when trying recurse into lower directories? (Windows Vista)

for instance the command: find "" * yields: Access denied - STUFF
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Static IP address on Wi-Fi at work and dynamic at home?

I need the laptops at my office to have a static IP address for security purposes and identification. However, some employees take their laptops home in the evening. If I have the Wi-Fi configuration ...
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windows 7 losing wired ethernet connection

i have a win 7 machine with an Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller with latest drivers, the machine is upto date with all latest fixes etc. I have it connecting to a WRT310Nv2 ...
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Mysterious problem…can remotely connect to a system but can't browse back out

I have LogMeIn installed on my home system. I went on travel and my wife called saying that none of our home systems could browse the internet. I thought I would try to connect to my home system ...
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Burning Xvid and Dvix Files problems

I am using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit edition and Nero 8. Recently I noticed that every time I go to nero and burn a dvix/xvid file as a data DVD and try to play it in a dvd player that supports these ...
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Running PCIE card with the on board video card as well in Windows 7

I have an emachines Windows7 PC. I am trying to run the on board video card along with the dual DVI card I installed in the PCIE slot. In CMOS it shows the on board card as disabled and it will not ...
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How to stop jucheck from running? Java won't remember “Check for Updates Automatically” setting

I've installed Java on Windows Vista, and every day I get a Vista security warning asking me if I want to run "jucheck". Apparently this is the Java automatic updater. Well, I don't want it to run ...
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How can I turn off the battery meter on my Thinkpad T500?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T500 with Windows 7 Enterprise (n). Even though my laptop is docked (or plugged in), there is a battery meter to the left of the system tray: I'd like to turn that off if ...
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'Save as' dialogue box in Vista/Win7

Is there a way to get this box to list the local and network drives first instead of listing favorites and libraries first? I have a user who claims this is how this box was until fairly recently but ...
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Run program as admin without entering credentials? (Automatic Win7 elevation)

I'm working on my systems without admin rights, but I'd like to start sysinternals process explorer as full admin to have some debug access on my machine. Right now I run procexp.exe with parameter ...
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Tracking down random BSOD on windows 7

I have gotten a computer running windows 7 handed to me that randomly, several times a day, bsods with a PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA (50) or WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR (124). Crashes happens regardless ...
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Force other screen on boot

I have a multi-boot Windows 7 setup (32-bit and 64-bit) on my HP Notebook. Unfortunately, the Notebook screen has been trashed (due to my daughter dropping it). I have attached a second screen. On ...
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Windows 7 stopped using the 'hosts' file for DNS resolution

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Starting today, I noticed that DNS resolution is not reading my %SYSTEMROOT%\System32\drivers\etc\hosts file. I say this because I added two new entries to ...
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My Laptop Screen keeps flickering

I have a lenovo g530 and the screen keeps flickering on occasion. Sometimes it is worse than others, and sometimes it doesn't seem to do it at all. I was able to capture a video of it so you could ...
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Broadcom Bluetooth Chipset BCM2046

I have a Mini USB bluetooth dongle, which i have connected to a system running windows 7. It has no buttons on it but when I plug it in it is detected as a keyboard input device. It was originally ...
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Color Profiles in Windows 7 vs. XP

I have a Brother Color Laser Printer and an HP 8150DN. I have a local Windows 7 Pro machine that I do graphics work on. I created a letterhead that when printed from my machine looks dark and rich ...
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Removing orphaned iTunes songs from hard drive

Some times when I delete songs from iTunes it does not ask me if I also want to delete it from the hard drive. As a result I have a bunch of songs that are taking up space in my hard drive that are ...
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Using the same VPC image on multiple workstations

I haven't used an VMs before so brand new to the party. I'm running Win7 off an honest to goodness MSDN license so OS licensing is not an issue. I'd like to think that I could create a VPC image on a ...
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Windows 7 FTP Connection Ignores File Type Associations

I have an FTP connection active through the Map Network Drive option in Windows 7 64-bit. When navigating the remote directory, I see no way to edit files. Windows is completely ignoring file-type ...
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TicTac Photo and Windows 7

My wife has been creating a tictac photo album. I had to upgrade to Windows 7 as I had enough of Vista so I backed up the tic tac photo file and the photos to an external hard disk and performed a ...
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Windows 7 on Mac Book Pro

I want to take a screen grab on a mac book pro running windows 7 - is there a short cut? I'd like to set a Fn key - how do I do this? cheers Gav
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Reappearing folder on the desktop

I have a folder on the desktop that I created a while ago and it is empty. Everytime I delete it reappears after restart (hibernate/power on again, etc..) How do I get rid of it?
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Application that allows access to the other os in a multi-boot computer

Is there any application that allows access to the other os in a multi-boot computer? Access like in a virtual machine. Wherein you are able to see your other installation through it. Make file ...
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How do I dual boot my Windows laptop with Ubuntu 9.10?

I have a new laptop which comes with Windows 7. I want to dual-boot it with Ubuntu 9.10. I have burned the install disk of 9.10, but during the install process, I am stuck in 'setup my partition'. ...
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Incorrect Windows 7 “No Internet Access” notice

In Windows 7, I have a WiFi network that shows up with a warning icon overlay and the "No internet access" description as shown in this image: The other network shown there is a VirtualBox VM, ...
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My Computer hangs for a few minutes just after startup, and then is fine

So I just built myself a reasonably beefy computer, and I installed Windows 7 on it. However, I start the machine up each morning and within a few minutes, the computer will semi hang. That is the ...
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Dell Studio 17 - turning off suddenly

I have a Dell Studio 17 laptop, a refurbished model almost 2 years old...It is currently running Windows 7 32-bit, Home Premium. Via a clean install, it is a Vista upgrade machine...A while back, a ...
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Windows 7 Locking Executable Files

Since I've been using Windows 7 Retail (as opposed to the Beta and RCs), I've been having a peculiar issue with executable files. I first noticed it whilst using Visual Studio, in that when building ...
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Can I run my win7 on another machine with different motherboard?

I want to have my system with me in another city. I know that it strongly depends of my chipset. I have P35 (Gigabyte P35DS3R). Another machine also Intel-based but chipset is G31 (MSI G31TM-P35). Is ...