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How do I enable shutdown from the login screen with only one user in Windows 7?

By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to shutdown a PC from the login screen, but only before you've selected a user. Once I log in and lock my system, the screen shows my username (so I can ...
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64-bit R fails to start, error code 0xc0000005, 32-bit R works fine (on 64-bit Win 7 Enterprise)

I have been using the 64-bit version of R for sometime now without any issues, however it suddenly stopped working yesterday following a reboot (possibly related to an update?). The 32-bit version ...
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How to fix corrupt system files without disc

So here's the situation. I recently ran CCleaner, and it accidentally delete a system file in system32 (possibly multiple). Now, when I tried to repair it, it didn't fix anything. I don't have my ...
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Program automatically starts itself when it shouldn't under windows 7

Running windows 7 pro, I have a user (lets call him player) that is locked down and uses a custom shell script, that runs a couple programs on login and doesn't load explorer. I have another user (...
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to restore the contents of the console after exiting from vim in cygwin(windows 7)

I have cygwin installed on windows 7. While working with cygwin and vim, i see that the contents on the console are getting cleared. I would like to restore the contents. Is there a solution to this ...
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How can I download large files from Google Drive?

I uploaded a file on Google Drive, which is 1.3 GB in size. Now when I try to download it through the browser (Firefox), it only downloads 1 GB, and then downloading fails. I tried to copy the ...
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How to set QoS priority (TOS) on packets leaving specific adapter (Windows 7)?

I need to configure 2 Ethernet adapters so that each of them tags their packet with a specific QoS priority. For example, adapter A would generate packets with a priority of 0, while adapter B would ...
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Connection problems

My internet connection is having issues. I have one computer a Wii and a neotv box. I have a wireless router, internet will work fine for phones, Wii and neotv until i turn on my computer and then ...
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External Hard Disk — System freezes when initiate a transfer from PC to HDD

I am facing a unique issue with my PC. I have a new Seagate 1TB external Hard disk. The hard disk is detected without any issues and I am able to browse the folder on the hard disk. When I initiate ...
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External HDD not recognized in windows 10, cmd or disk manager

I purchased one external HDD from a shop, it work there in the shop. I took two of my own notebook HDD to check through a box. According to me, they "don't work" but they indeed work there, I saw it. ...
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Carry Desktop From Computer To Computer

Is it possible to have your desktop (shortcuts, folders, etc) be the exact same regardless of which computer you log onto? I am constantly having to log on to diff computers in our domain to make ...
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Windows 7 can't see full size of hard drive

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit from an SSD. Trying to setup two Western Digital 6TB hard drives in RAID1. The UEFI BIOS sees the full 6TB, but when Windows loads, the drives are 1.5TB. The ...
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How to link to Windows update settings (and other things) in a MS Word docx?

I have a set of desktop shortcuts that open handy Windows things like settings for Windows Update, UAC and System Restore. (Used them a lot in Win Vista & 7) I'm trying to create similar links ...
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Onenote crashes Lenovo Power manager which crashes explorer

Everytime that I restart windows on my Thinkpad it resets my default printer to OneNote (part of microsoft's bloatware). The problem is, if I forget to change it back to the actuall printer then when ...
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SEP warns against Google Chrome, Hangouts setup - untrusted warning (Symantec Enpoint protection)

I wanted to install Google Hangouts, but the .exe file apparently is new, see by less than 5 people and, thus, potentially harmful according to SEP - Symantec Endpoint Protection. I could ignore this ...
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Windows 7 freezes randomly while in use

I am using Windows 7 along with Ubuntu 14.04. My Windows freezes randomly. Sometimes while booting or sometime while in use. One possible solution I can think of is to reinstall Windows. I was ...
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Unable to log in on Windows 7 Home Basic after creating new user

I have deleted an user account in my system (HP Pavilion G4) and created a new account, everything was OK. Next day when I switched on the laptop I saw "Invalid username or password" error in login ...
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Extra mouse buttons don't work with Remote Desktop (Windows)

I use Remote Desktop on my home PC to connect to two different PCs at the office. On one of the remote PCs, my extra mouse buttons work, and on the other remote PC, the extra buttons sadly do nothing. ...
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ACT!: Resolution of the dependency failed, type=“Act.UI.ActApplication”,name="

Issue Resolution of the dependency failed, type="Act.UI.ActApplication",name="".Exception message is: the current build operation (build key Build Key{Act.UI.ActApplication,null}) failed: The process ...
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Network printer - visible on network, no error messages, just… won't print

I have the following network set-up at home: two laptops (one running Windows 7 Home Premium, the other Windows 10 Home) Samsung CLP-320 printer a network drive (in case that's relevant) ...
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First open program “auto restores” down after start up. Why?

I have been having a situation where after booting up my Windows 7 pro computer, the first program I open will automatically "restore down" (where the programs window is not minimized, but reduced in ...
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Win 7 and 8 already dual boot, win7 active. How to delete Win7 without affecting win8 and install ubuntu

I have windows 7 and 8 installed. I thought its simply matter of deleting windows 7 and install ubuntu. But The current windows 7 is set as an active partition, so bootloader is on Win7. So I ...
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How to copy folders, subfolders, and file names without the actual content of the files?

I have dropbox on my phone and would like to copy my many ebooks and movies to dropbox so that when I'm at the used bookstore I can use my phone to see if I already have something or not. I don't have ...
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regaining administrator rights after downloading kingo root on my pc

I recently downloaded kingo root onto my pc. Now I have lost all ownership and controls of my laptop. How do I regain administrator privliges after SYSTEM tells me I don't have privileges?
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External USB hard drive appears as USB to SATA device and won't automatically assign drive letter

I can assign it a letter every time i plug it in (which requires a restart, since the drive letter i assign it in diskmgmt stays occupied until i shut my pc down), and it will work fine from then on, ...
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Keep driver for USB audio device loaded (Windows 10)

I have a NAD D 3020 DAC + Amplifier combo. It functions as a great USB audio adapter. There is one annoying issue: If the Amplifier is in standby-mode, the device is unloaded (gone from device ...
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Nvidia Graphics card not detected on startup

Recently reformatted Windows 7 PC is failing to detect the Nvidia Geforce 450 graphics card during or after booting. Attempting to boot while the card is connected displays a black screen, not even ...
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How to run second monitor on second GPU?

I have a laptop. I use a second monitor as my main display. Is it possible to run laptop monitor on CPU built-in graphics card and monitor using dedicated nVidia card? CPU: Intel Core i7 2630QM GPU:...
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Compress a usable disk (available space) in windows 7 disk management

Recently I have a problem that I can't compress a usable disk which shows green and available to install Ubuntu OS. The photos show before and after compression for disk E in windows 7. before ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad L52 - Wireless driver

I just formatted and installed Windows 7 on my Lenovo ThinkPad L520 laptop, and its wireless isn't working. I see this networking status on my desktop: I installed Realtek LAN Driver for Windows 7 ...
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Win 7 program unistalling

On laptop, Windows 7 64 bit SP1, I have a problem uninstalling an application. When I try uninstalling it says "program folder not exists". Please, give any solutions to this problem. I tried a ...
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GPT Dual Boot Windows 7 Broke “Disk read error”

Update: Despite 99% of the research I did suggesting the cause was a corrupt boot sector/MBR, the issue appears to be isolated to my Clover boot loader because upon attempting to boot with a Chimera ...
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How to start all sounds at level 0

I want all sounds to start at the lowest volume unless I increase it. This is to apply to all videos, music, ads etc that occasionally startle users by large volume settings. If there is such an ...
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Windows 7 only detects microphone on external webcam

So today I just bought a new webcam, Logitech C270, and I only bought it because I was having issues with my old webcam, Microsoft Life Cam (don't remember the full name of it but its a small cheap ...
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Print dialog for in browser Adobe Reader 11 forced to background on Win 7 64 bit

We have a web based application developed and owned by a vendor that as part of the printing process uses information from a web form to generate a PDF and present it to the browser. The PDF then ...
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On Click events - Similar to “Show Numbers” in voice control

I am looking for a way to activate the functionality of Windows' voice control show numbers. Show numbers: On the voice command show numbers, all on-click events in the active number is displayed ...
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parameter format not correct when typing folder paths

I am trying to unhide a folder. When I type the command, I get an error as: parameter format not correct The command I'm typing is: attrib -s -h d:\back up to be retained\CA final IDT\WhatsApp ...
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Laptop operates normally on Windows 7 but is extremely slow on Windows 8 or 10

My laptop works as expected on Windows 7 but when I installed Windows 8 it is very and very slow and this can be observed right from installation (I have got same problems with Windows 10). Steps: ...
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upgrading to MySQL 5.7 from 5.6

I downloaded MySQL Installer 5.7.10, thinking it'd update the version of MySQL I have from 5.6.27 to 5.7.10 and... it doesn't seem to be able to. I could manually backup my databases, uninstall 5.6....
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How do I make Windows 7 display SSID Unicode characters correctly in the Network panel?

On Windows 7 Unicode characters are displayed correctly everywhere except on the Wifi settings and network options panel. More specifically it's the SSID of my home network that has an "é" (French ...
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Why does turning on password protected sharing have no effect under Windows 7?

I'm trying to restrict access to a share in a workplace network using username/password credentials. For that I've added a new user via netplwiz that belongs to the Distributed COM-User group ...
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Unable to boot to Windows after cloning with Clonezilla

I purchased a laptop that came with Windows 7 preinstalled. According to a number of folks, the OS is no longer distributed as a image on disc; rather its provided as an image on the hard drive. I ...
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Why did I have to copy usbscan.sys?

When plugging in a Canon CanoScan 9000F, driver installation failed, and so I looked at the log file C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.dev.log: The file usbscan.sys could not be found in C:\Windows\inf. So I ...
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Windows Port Forwarding

I need to forward a port on a machine with Windows 7 to a VM which is run on it. I have Windows 7 Pro available from the Internet, the connection to it is established via VPN, it has a running Vmware ...
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Is it possible for Windows to cache thumbnails and directory info of folder on a external device?

I use my phone(or camera) to take photos of parts frequently. Every time I plug my phone in to the computer to browse for photos Windows has to generate all thumbnails and directory info again(can be ...
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Adding new(kali) boot entry in windows 7 boot loader

I have installed(not a LIVE version) Kali Linux on 16GB usb drive. I have Windows 7 on my laptop. When i am starting my laptop with usb drive inserted laptop doesn't boot up, it shows empty screen ...
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Is it possible to “stick” the pinned items to the left so they don't move?

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and one thing I find annoying is how the Pinned Items behave compared to the Quick Launch items; quick launch items would always stick to the left no ...
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How to get 5.1 sound working on Windows 7?

I have my digital wire hooked to my 5.1 Logitech Z680 speakers. They are old, but good. I just re-installed Windows 7 after some issues, and now I can't get surround sound to work. If I test sound on "...
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How do I move/get rid of Norton files which are apparently preventing me from shrinking C partition?

I want to shrink my C partition, and have identified at least 1 norton file as unmovable: \ProgramData\Norton{0C55C096-0F1D-4F28-AAA2-85EF591126E7}\N360_22.5.2.15\NCW\ncwperfm.db::$DATA What's the ...
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Keyboard lagginess during FPS games

During playing FPS games (like Minecraft) my keyboard lags, almost reaching a 1 second delay time. My mouse, my screen all working in correct time, just my keyboard. Over time, the keyboard gets worse ...