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How to minimize ICQ to tray?

How to configure ICQ 7.2 that after closing ICQ window it is minimized to tray? Now it is minimized to task bar. OS is Windows 7.
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how can I use the shutdown command to hibernate the computer in X hours? [duplicate]

Mods, please remove the duplicate tag from this. I've explained it below: Not a duplicate. The "duplicate" question doesn't address the time factor -- which is the real problem here. I'd like to ...
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Perform a clean install on my new Asus laptop - where can I find certain OEM software?

I just got a new Asus laptop from Best Buy and I really want to do a clean install. I think I found on Asus site where I can get all drivers except I can't find the Power2Go software. Can you please ...
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“Stream” an app?

Is there a way to "stream" an application on windows? This might not be the right place to ask this, but, is there a way to, say, stream something like Avast from one computer to another, and then ...
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Why isn't Synergy working for me?

It worked for about a week then stopped working. I'm trying to make it work between a Windows 7 laptop and a Windows XP laptop. My router is a Linksys E1000. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the ...
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Is this a safe tool for adding Remote Desktop server to Windows 7 Home?

I'm trying to set up the Microsoft Remote Desktop feature on a computer running Windows 7 Home, and came across this tool: How To Enable Remote Desktop Connection In Windows 7 Home Premium Edition ...
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Tips for maximizing SSD life on Windows 7

What can I do to make sure my precious investment lives as long as possible? I have Windows 7 machine with a single drive which is SSD 256Gb and a daily backup system.
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No Homegroup Computers, Network Troubleshooter Fails

I have a problem with my Windows 7 Homegroup, between two Windows 7 Home Premium machines. On one machine I get this: The other machine in the Homegroup is perfectly happy and is able to see and ...
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How to turn off autocomplete for filenames in Windows 7?

When you save a file and you start entering in text in the save dialog box, a drop down list of files that begin with the letters you have typed appear. How do you stop the list from appearing?
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mouse issues with synergy

This is possibly the strangest issue I have ever encountered... If I do not start synergy when my PC boots, I do not have this problem. If I start synergy, after a random amount of time the mouse ...
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Rename folder according to mp3/flac tag information

I would like all folders in my music collection to be renamed with a date, which is tagged in the music files inside them. Basically, change Dire Straits - Money For Nothing in Dire Straits - 1988 ...
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Dropbox failing to update?

I have two PC's at home. One XP the other Windows 7-64bit. I have a word document that I edit on either PC - to enable this I have the file stored in a Dropbox folder. This usually works fine - but ...
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Is it possible to change the wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the wallpaper in Windows 7 Starter Edition I looked for every possibility to change the desktop wallpaper but to vain, so can u please suggest me any type of ...
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Grub doesn't find any partition, what can I do?

So I just recently installed Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on my desktop machine alongside Windows 7, it booted just fine the first few times but after I went into my Windows 7 recovery software provided by ...
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Windows 7 very slow on loading programs or accessing files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Slow Machine! What can I check? For the last couple of days, I start having some problem with Windows 7. I do development, with VS 2008 / Sql Server 2008, and in the last ...
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Laptop screen brightness after restarting

I have a Compaq laptop and using Windows 7. when I change the display brightness for example to 80% and then restart the system, after restarting the display gets dim again and I have to move around ...
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How to get a clean Windows 7 install

So I got a new Asus laptop from BestBuy and you know how they customize it and put extra stuff on it and they don't give you the original OS disks anymore? Well... There's gotta be a way to get a ...
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iTunes 10.2.x will not upgrade on Windows 7 Ultimate?

I am unable to update iTunes on Win7, either by running the Update, or going to the Tools->Download Only and running the Setup from there. The only way to update currently is to do a complete ...
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7-zip & Windows 7: Make “Extract to <folder>” default on double-click

I'm trying to find a way to make the action you can perform from the context menu, "Extract to <folder_same_as_file_name>" the default action when double-clicking the file instead of simply ...
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Having trouble with Audio Recording in windows 7

I can see different recording devices in my computer as shown in following printscreen There are two options for Microphone and one is Line in. i m using Acer Aspire 4710. when i open sound recorder ...
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Can you change the icon of a pinned IE 9 web application? And how do you do it?

In IE 9 you have the ability to click and drag an open browser tab to the Windows 7 taskbar and pin the shortcut to the taskbar. This has the effect of creating a pseudo-application experience where ...
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ThinkPad Windows 7 laptop is often slow but only when plugged into AC power

It's a ThinkPad W510, with Windows 7. I've been struggling with this since I got the laptop. Very often, say for 20-30 minutes at a time several times a day, the laptop gets painfully slow. I'm ...
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How to prevent a Windows 7 PC from sleeping when CPU usage is over X%?

I often leave the PC running into the night to process video files, so it shouldn't sleep while it's working but it would be nice if it went into sleep when it's done. During the export the CPU is ...
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Windows fails to recognize USB Flash drives if a USB extention cable is connected with one the USB port

My laptop is running Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1. I'm using internet through Huawei 3G USB Modem E1550, due to signal issues, I do not connect the modem directly to my laptop, instead, I connect ...
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How can I share an Internet connection between two laptops?

I am trying to share my ADSL Internet connection with another laptop via a wireless network. I created an adhoc network and I turned on Internet Connection Sharing. The security level is set to "open."...
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NTFS “Restore previous versions”

My harrowing experience over the past 24 hours: Windows 7 installation hosed after bluetooth driver install. Attempting to recover using restore points via "Repair" on the bootable Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 F6 Drivers off a USB Drive

I'm doing a fresh install of Windows 7 and I have an on board software RAID. I "need" to install the drivers via the infamous F6 process. Technically, it should be possible to do so after the OS has ...
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How can I get Firefox/Chrome to reach IPv6 websites?

I have been experimenting with IPv6 using a Windows7 client with the default Teredo IPv6 tunnel enabled. I can reach IPv6 hosts (ipv6.google.com & www.v6.facebook.com) successfully using PING -6....
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Windows 7 Enterprise: Cannot connect to internet using BSNL modem

I have a BSNL modem, which worked fine with Windows Vista. After I started using Windows 7 Enterprise, I found that I couldn't connect to the net using the modem (keep getting Error 651). It seems ...
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Do errors in Memtest86+ definitively mean something is wrong with my RAM?

I recently built a new computer for somebody. Everything seemed fine at first, but when I went to install the OS (tried both Windows XP and Windows 7), both installers would fail. XP failed with a ...
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Why latest emacs version don't support Windows 7 taskbar?

I have downloaded latest emacs for Windows here, but starting it on Windows 7 shows a taskbar icon that ignores right-click and so can't be pinned I have searched Google and found a lot of bug reports ...
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User account switched from admin to standard and I can't change it back

For no reason my laptop switched my user account from admin to standard. It's my only user account so now it's in a mode where I can't switch it back to admin. What should I do?
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A black screen with only the mouse cursor while booting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor? Once i tried to re-install Windows 7. I formatted C drive, during installation system was ...
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All program links (icons, menu items) try to use Adobe Reader to run them

My mother was opening Internet Mail to check her mail on her new Windows 7 PC and a pop-up window asked her if she wanted to use Adobe Reader as the default program instead. She must have clicked yes....
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Windows running Synergy 1.4.2 does not startup minimized

I recently updated my synergy software to version 1.4.2 on my Windows 7 machine, and am unable to find the option to force the program to start in my tray.
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nVidia (nvlddmkm.sys) BSoD on start up

I have an NVidia 8500 GT. I've been experiencing this error ever since I unplugged the S-video cable. I have tried reformatting and reinstalling Windows, but I still get this error. At first, when I ...
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Disabled Display Adapter and Boots Properly, now what?

I disabled the display adapter using the device manager on my win7 via safe-mode and now my computer boots up find instead of going black after splash (e.g. login screen). I downloaded and updated my ...
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Visual Studio 2010 Fails to Install VC 9.0 Runtime

Those of you who've seen this: Completely Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 will know I've been having some VS2010 issues the last week or so. Well I finally managed to get my computer to a stage where I ...
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Cannot start Server service in Windows 7. Error 2: File Cannot be Found

I'm having an issue when trying to start the Server service on my machine. I noticed that it wasn't started when I tried to access a share on my machine. I receive an error that states "Windows could ...
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IE9 setup needs to update java/firefox/chrome?

I'm upgrading/bootstrapping a desktop with new everything Win7 64bit from Vista 32bit. I see that IE9 is newly released and start the install. IE9 Setup requires and offers to close these programs ...
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EasyCap USB 2.0 produces BSOD in Windows 7 64bit

I recently got an EasyCap Video Adapter, which I want to use to upload old VHS tapes to my PC and burn them to DVDs. I installed the appropiate drivers and the Ulead Video Studio software that comes ...
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how do I tether my computer and blackberry?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium Blackberry Curve 9300 6.0 bundle 1478 (v6.0.0.380, platform 6.6.0.86) desktop software 6.0.0.380 I was able to connect with desktop software version 5 but 6 does not ...
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Printing problems

I'm having problems printing to a workstation running windows 7 over the network that I use to print when that workstation was running windows 2000. After the upgrade, prints but page is cut 1/4 to ...
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How can I recover a broken Windows admin account on a machine that runs both Win7 and Ubuntu 10.10?

I'm using a Compaq 610 laptop running Ubuntu 10.10 and Windows 7. I left a Windows 7 administrator account logged in in the morning, but when I try to log on now, I get the error message The user ...
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Create RSS feed (a Podcast) from a folder in IIS 7.5

I have Windows 7 with IIS7.5 installed, PHP working, and IIS Media Services. I would like to set up a watched folder, where I will be putting mp3s recorded daily from another utility, so that when it ...
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XP shared folders not accessible after BIOS changed

Here's what worked for over a year: PC A runs Windows 7, PC B runs Windows XP. Both are on the same subnet behind a router. A uses user account X, but logs in to PC B using the Administrator account. ...
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Is there a tool or plugin that enables menu search on windows, like on the mac?

I prefer the mac because it allows me to search the menu of any program. That way I can work very fast and don't have to remember where all the commands are hidden. And even if I know where they are ...
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Monitor resolution messed up somehow

I purchased the Westinghouse 22" LCD LCM-22w3 a few years ago, and now it's been acting up on me. I just booted into Windows 7(without changing any settings), and the default resolution is 1600x1024, ...
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Windows 7 Home: how to configure a logon script

On Windows 7 Professional one can right-click the user in the Computer Management's Local Users and Groups to set the Logon script on the Profile tab. Unfortunately, Windows 7 Home Premium does not (...
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Computer Won't Boot Properly, unless in safe mode?

I bought a computer today and booted it up, but when I did I only got a blank screen. I checked to make sure it wasn't the monitor by connecting it to my old computer...it worked. I then tried ...