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What's the deal with writing to hidden files?

If I edit a hidden file in Notepad, I can save changes. Editing and then attempting to save that same file in Wordpad causes an "Access to C:...\file.txt" was denied" dialog to pop up. In my very ...
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Windows 7 not recognizing second lan card?

I just got a second LAN card, because I want to share my internet connection with my laptop. I put the LAN card in the computer, but it doesn't recognize it. I tried Everest, but it still does not ...
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Browsers no longer go to their home page

I've gotten used to my browser opening to its home page, but with Windows 7, they now open the last page they were on before I closed the browser. How do I change the browser's behavior to open the ...
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How to disable NCQ?

Is it possible to disable NCQ (Native Command Queuing) in Windows? Note: NCQ is a feature of AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), a standard that applies to SATA drives. The reason one might ...
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Windows 7 refuse to display 1920x1080

I have a new machine with a recent video card (ATI Radeon HD5850) connected to an Acer H233h monitor with a native resolution of 1920x1080 through a KVM (switch keyboard) At first, as the KVM don't ...
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todolist software, cannot set due date

I use todolist 6.0.8 by AbstractSpoon. I am not able to set the due date. Can you tell me how to set the due date? I can see the due time. below the tasklist but it is disabled/grey. Oh I confused ...
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Is it possible to install .exe laptop drivers for Ubuntu using WineHQ?

Okay, so i'm planning to do a dual boot on my Acer Aspire 4740G (Intel i3) Laptop. I'm planning on adding Ubuntu to it since I already have Windows 7 64 bit installed. My question is, I need to ...
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Windows 7 x64 - How can I test my memory?

People tell me that my computer may have some bad RAM. Is there a way to test it without special equipment?
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VNC into a virtual machine

If I am running a virtual machine can I VNC into that machine? How can it be done?
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How to move Windows 7 boot/Bitlocker partition to the end of a drive

I upgraded from a 250 GB hard drive to a 1.5 TB hard drive. I cloned the data from the old drive onto the new drive. Now I want to expand my main partition (C:) to take up the additional space. ...
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Windows 7 - right-click in Explorer doesn't select first

When I'm using Windows Explorer on Windows 7, I'll move my mouse over a folder or file in the pane on the right then right-click. But instead of getting the context menu for the thing I'm hovering ...
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Lost admin access to my computer due to corrupt user account (win7)

I cannot access my user account (the default "User") on my computer (Win7) anymore as it was somehow corrupted when my computer had frozen and I had to press the power button to do a hard restart. So ...
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Want Visual Studio 2010 stop using the drive when there's lots of RAM in Windows 7 64 bit

I will be upgrading my system to use 16GB of DDR3 RAM in a Windows 7 64 bit and Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. CPU will be 6 cores 3.2Ghz. I do lots of compiles/day and my goal for VS is to show a web ...
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Windows 7 installation problems

I have a problem while installing Windows 7 (and I had the same problem with Vista). The installation always gets stuck at "Expanding Windows Files". I've tried changing graphics cards, memory, the ...
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Just setup a SSD boot drive, how should I configure it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best SSD tweaks for Windows 7 I finally broke down and purchased a 30GB SSD to use as my boot drive on my Windows 7 machine. What changes do you recommend to get the ...
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Windows Task Scheduler on File change

I am trying to synchronise my files between a Win7 Starter laptop and WinXP workstation. As Win7 Starter has limited sync support, I installed SyncToy 2.1 and it works fine. However, it requires my ...
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Delete the “Temp” folder?

I know that the "Temp" folder is the place where Windows and the installed programs save their temporary files. Is there a tool that could delete all temporary files on my Windows 7 system?
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How do i delete a copied`System Volume Information`?

I used robocopy to copy a drive. The folder is hidden and system which is annoying bc i need to change my folder properties to see it and i switch back so i dont delete system files in other folders ...
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Why doesn't Hibernate work any more (Windows 7)?

I am having a problem with Hibernating my Windows 7 PC. When ever I try to hibernate, the screen goes blank for a while, there's disk activity and then I am presented with the Login Screen. I've ...
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How can I run python scripts on Windows?

I'm new to Windows 7 and with my Python installation. When I specify script.py in cmd.exe and hit Return/Enter, instead of executing the python file, I am given an error message (sth like "not a ...
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How can I rearrange the Windows 7 taskbar previews? [duplicate]

I know I can rearrange the applications in my taskbar in Windows 7, but there doesn't seem to be any way to rearrange the previews for each window. For example, I have Firefox open and the Downloads ...
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Hard drive wiping? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Erasing data before selling a computer How to wipe a USB hard drive Hi guys! I have internal and external hard drives. I don't want to have to go through and delete ...
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How to make a Windows 7 USB disk using only Unix commands?

I think I can use newfs_msdos to format it. and dd to copy the contents of the iso to the usb. I can't get it to boot. I've tried to do it before but it didn't work. Has anyone successfully done this? ...
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Display current layout WITHOUT using Windows's language bar

Basically I love quick launch and pinning is not for me, I can't just pin 50 apps, nor pin them to start menu / use the win + type method. Anyway, Quick Launch works perfectly under Win7 IF you ...
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Can I switch users quickly in Windows 7?

I log in to this computer twice: once with my personal account, and once with a work account. I wish I could switch login sessions really fast. I want it to be as fast as ALT-TAB, but anything I can ...
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How can I leave UAC on but set programs for which it doesn't prompt me?

I want to leave my UAC settings unchanged but every time Notepad++ starts, I get a UAC prompt. Is there a way to set exceptions for known programs?
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Losing internet connection sometime after logging in

I am facing a strange issue of losing internet connectivity sometime after logging in. The only workaround seems to be restarting the system. Other systems on the wireless network sharing the internet ...
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Odd crash problem

I have three problems: My computer sometimes crashes (its happened maybe 4 times in the 8 months I've had it), such that my optical mouse and keyboard appear to lose power (their lights shut off). I ...
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How can I see which WiFi networks require authentication on Windows 7?

On Windows 7, my list of available WiFi networks has no indication of which ones are open and which ones require an authentication key. Is there some way to change the settings so I get a visual cue ...
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Which virtual desktop works properly? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Virtual Desktop Manager for Windows 7 Virtual desktop(alt+ctrl+1,2,3,4,…) like linux on windows 7 Hello i have tried few virtual desktop software but all had ...
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Master Boot Record Error

Recently my boot configuration was corrupted. Due to this, my system could not recognize C drive. I tried to reformat the system thinking that I would be able to clean up the entire hard disk and ...
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huawei e1550 + Windows 7 - how to send ussd request

I use a huawei e1550 umts-stick and would like to send ussd requests (like *104#) and receive the answer somehow (to find out about the amount of remaining megabytes for data transfer). The included ...
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Why is Windows 7 not listed in “Start-up and Recovery” Options

Today when I went into Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Start-up & Recovery Settings I saw that under "Default Operating System" there is nothing ...
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What is error 2203 when trying to install Windows Office Home and Student 2010?

I am running Office Home and Student 2007 on Windows 7 Professional. I purchased and want to install Office Home and Student 2010. I get the error 2203 when trying to install. What is this error and ...
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Chrome not loading images

I am using the latest (as of now 5.0.375.70) version of Chrome. Randomly when I visit websites images will load up fully then as soon as the page finishes loading the images blank out to the broken ...
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Will a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate work on a non-activated copy of Windows 7 Home Premium?

Will a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Ultimate work on a non-activated copy of Windows 7 Home Premium?
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How can I launch (run) C:\Windows\notepad.`.exe` after I rename it to MSnotepad.`.exe`?

On Windows 7 (32-bit) I want to A. Replace notepad.exe with NoteTab Pro B. Still be able to run the original notepad program on occasion. What I've done so far accomplishes goal A: Take ...
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Windows 7 install issue with Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G Motherboard (Via VT6410 RAID SATA controller)

I've been screwing with this W7 install (64bit) for FAR too long now. I boot to the Windows installer, it immediately asks for a driver disk for the controller, and search as I might, I cannot find a ...
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Can't ping localhost/or reach locally hosted domain

I can’t reach a locally hosted domain, and in testing I have discovered I can’t ping localhost or the actual IP either. The OS is Windows7 64bit, Pro. DNS works, I can ping others on my network, ...
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How to debug a program as admin within Visual Studio

I'm running VS2K8 in Win7 64-bit. I'm logged in as admin and I'm running it as admin, but the program I'm working on fails with access denied when I call a restricted API. If run the program from ...
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tree command windows

I am using flags /a and /f. I want to make the | and --- appear for subdirectories too. At the moment, it lists files in sub directories but does not show the | or ---
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 won't start

Basically after a few start and use it stops working. First I used my boxed version, it stopped working. Then used a portable version (hey if I got a license then why not) it worked. Now that also ...
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Windows 7 DO NOT refresh my dirs

i have some serious problem with Windows Explorer. I created question about it, but i didn't narrow down the problem. My problem is that Windows Explorer refreshes the folders too slow - what i mean ...
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How to reset the password on a Windows 7 netbook?

I forgot my password on my Windows 7 netbook and I don't have a password reset disk. How can I get in? It's a brand new laptop so I wouldn't mind doing a system restore but I can't even do that since ...
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Can't connect to Internet using WiFi

My Windows 7 computer won't connect to the Internet using WiFi. When I open Internet Explorer it can't find any pages - if I try to use the guide to solve the problem it says that the DNS server isn't ...
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Proper way to install newer VirtualBox version?

If currently my Win7 PC has VirtualBox 3.12 and I want to update it to 3.18 what is the proper way to install the new version? 1) Should I just install the new version over the previous version? OR ...
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Tool to automatically modify Windows 7 theme colors by time of day?

I just started using f.lux because I've been having insomnia issues and it seems to be helping immensely. I'd like to take it one step further and find something that can change my windows 7 theme ...
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software for laptop heat diagnostics

I had my laptop for about 6 months. Yesterday i hit shutdown and left the room and apparently it shut down due to temperature. Right now my laptop suddenly got hot fast. What can i do about this and ...
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Problems with Volume Shadow Copy on Windows 7

I am having a problem with Volume Shadow Copy on my Windows 7 Ultimate PC. Basically, I cannot use any program that relies on Volume Shadow Copy as they always fail (including Windows Backup) with a ...
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Cannot connect to internet with VMware running on Windows 7

My OS is Windows 7. I installed VMware version 7. I am running Mac OS X virtually. But I am not able to access to internet. I am using wireless internet in my host box (Windows 7). I also tried the ...