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How to take a clean backup from a compromised laptop?

My laptop has been infected by malware. How should I take a clean backup from my files on the other drives than C: (OS) to prepare for a clean reinstall?
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Format of Dynamic VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V

I created Dynamic VHDs using windows-7, windows server 2012 and Hyper-V. The VHD created in windows 7's Block starts right after the BAT but the VHD created using windows server 2012 and Hyper-V has a ...
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Windows Update error 80070003

I am getting this error while running Windows Update for following updates Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB2752087) 32-Bit Edition I have already tried solution at Microsoft Config: ...
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Run Wamp and MySQL on the same machine

I am creating a website in drupal which I need to install wamp and also creating an online portal using ASP.NET which need to install MySQL separately. How do I make sure the two MySQL are running on ...
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Hard drive not found after blue-screen

I met a blue-screen and then a problem saying "Hard drive not found" when I was re-booting my system. But when I plug the power cable of the hard drive and re-insert it, the system can be successfully ...
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Upgraded Computer, Now It Turns Off Randomly/Won't Turn On

I have recently upgraded my computer and now it turns off at random times. Sometimes, I'll be on all day and there will be no problem. Sometimes it'll be a couple hours and it'll shut off. And ...
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Can I disable my Wireless when laptop docked and enable when undocked?

Does anyone know a way to automatically configure wireless to be disabled when LAN is connected? Then I can just dock, use the LAN, un-dock and use the Wireless? So the second question might be: Wht ...
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Determine what Information is read by a Software vendor and sent to server

I have always wondered when installing a trial version of a 3rd party software, what information does (and can) the software read and send back to it's owners. Is there any tool that can monitor the ...
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HP 630 notebook loosing battery charge without any reason

I have a HP 630 notebook that runs on Windows 7. I think its loosing battery without any reason. I felt so because, its not showing the same battery charge level when switched on. So I decided to ...
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Can I hack Ctrl-arrow key stop points?

When I hit Ctrl-← or Ctrl-→ in a text field, the cursor jumps to the beginning or end of a word. It stops at dashes, but not periods. It stops at white space, but not brackets, colons, or ...
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NumLock light on permanently on keyboard attached to Windows 7 laptop

I have a regular keyboard plugged into my Latitude notebook. The Num Lock light is ALWAYS on. If you press the Num Lock key nothing happens. How do I fix this so that the Num Lock key toggles Num Lock ...
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Something is blocking Java and I do not know what

Something is blocking java on my computer but I don't know what. I have Kaspersky installed and I suspected it caused the problem. I tested to shut down Kaspersky and something still blocks Java. If ...
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Can't un-associate .css extension from Visual Stdio 2013

In - Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations under .css file , it has Microsoft Visual Stdio 2013 as Currect Defualt - I try to change its current default under the Change ...
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Free solution to create a virtual sound device in Windows? (Skype speakers both virtual and real)

Trying to learn how to record a Skype conversation, I found here that this can be done on a Mac with Audacity and other free applications (by adding an aggregated device and a multi-output device in ...
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Why Does (Windows 7) Libraries/Pictures Have A Date In The Future?

My wife's Windows 7 laptop shows Libraries/Pictures with a date of 6/10/2014 or later. This represents one day's worth of saved images. This has been going on a year, and always shows one month ahead ...
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Get directory by filename

My batch script receives a filename with full path (eg.: C:\...\file.c) as first argument. I need to get the directory of that file and go to the directory, much like: cd C:\...\ How do I do this? ...
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Unable to install audio drivers on Windows 7

I am not able to install audio drivers on Windows 7. While installing VIA HD Audio Codec Driver I get following message: Dxdiag results:
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Properly aligning partitions for Linux on a 1536KiB Erase Block SSD

Attempting to set up dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD. Erase Block Size: 1536KiB. Sectors: 3072 (512 * 3072 = 1572864 = 1024 * 1536) This appears to be straightforward ...
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How to automate installing available Windows updates, restarting, and repeating until none available?

I'm having problems helping a client with their PC. I'm trying to install all available important updates using TeamViewer, but I have to continuously restart before it will check for more updates. ...
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Windows 7 on top of VMware - RabbitMQ

I`m running windows 7 on top of VMware. I installed Erlang and then RabbitMQ and from some reason the RabbitMQ starts and then stops. I tried to check the port using netstat and RabbitMQ is the only ...
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Cannot install application after certain minutes

After 15 minutes* have passed, my laptop won't run any .exe to install applications. This is what shows up: If I restart my laptop, it works fine (it gets installed)... until another 15 minutes* ...
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Computer Freezes but no Idea why

I have a 2 year old desktop, with x86 32-bit processor, and came originally installed with Windows 7. I since installed Ubuntu 12.4 and now run both dual booted. Running in either OS, my screen ...
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Re-partition my system which has dual operating system (Win7 and Win 8) and install a fresh Win8 OS?

I have got a boot problem when i am trying to open Windows 8. When I switch on my laptop, it asks which OS to boot in (i.e. either Win7 or Win8). But now, when I switch on the laptop, the system is ...
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Why my USB drive is treated as Internal Hard drive?

I have 8GB Sandisk Cruzer USB drive, just purchased few week ago. I use two system viz Window XP and Windows 7 Professional. When I connect my drive to win 7 its working properly as external usb ...
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I can't find the “Set up a wireless ad hoc (computer-to-computer)” option

A couple of days ago, I was able to play video games with my friends using some kind of WLAN connection that I created from "Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > ...
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Installing XP Office 2002 on Windows 7 in virtual XP mode

I'm running Windows 7 64bit and have successfully installed the virtual machine and XP mode. I'm currently running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007. I want to install Windows XP Office 2002 to get access ...
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Possible to find what HD space gets overwritten last?

Is it possible to put files into sectors of a HD that will be (over)written to very last? For example, if I have an HD with a hundred 1MB slots, I'm wondering if it's possible to know beforehand ...
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Does old pci devices harm my new computer?

I have an old device that can be used also as a recorder (pci device with an output of 480p) called "KWorld Plus TV Analog Lite PCI" and has these requirements: Intel Pentium IV 2.0 GHz or ...
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Windows 7 stalling and refusing keypresses

I have been getting an issue where when I type or press a key every now and again the keyboard and mouse stop working, this is only for a few seconds but when control comes back a series of beeps are ...
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How to clean an externally connected Windows volume of cruft?

I frequently will take Windows drives that are junked up by viruses, malware and general usage over to other machines in order to remove the infections, etc. vs fighting the battle on the machine in ...
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VPN + Remote desktop setup? [closed]

I am new to VPN and somewhat also remote desktop, so I have tried to do some reading on it. I need a solution, so I an access my main computer when traveling in case I am needed. I have my computer ...
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Unable to access most internet sites error DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

I have problems accessing most websites, only a couple work (grooveshark, google, facebook). On almost all others I get errors. Here is what I got using different browsers: Opera: This website is not ...
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How to convert a VHDX file to VHD?

I made an image with disk2vhd and unfortunately I chose VHDX instead of VHD. I didn't see any information about what to choose. Anyway, now that file is all I have, the original PC is trashed. So I ...
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Accessing my documents directly on windows 7 shows weird stuff, what can I do?

'My windows 7 "my documents" folder is now full of files only (and no folders) - how can i solve this problem?' I am using windows 7 and something weird happened. when I access "my documents" ...
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Why is OneDrive syncing files across with hidden attribute set?

I have a windows 7 PC with onedrive app installed. I have copied files to that folder. Now they all show up using the OneDrive GUI on Windows 8.1, but if I browse using the command shell ( even with ...
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Creating 2nd recovery disk set HP Pavilion dv6-1315tx

I have just recently got a HP Pavilion dv6-1315tx computer second hand. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. The first thing I wanted to do was to create a recovery disk,but it seems as ...
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display file icon on thumbnails of specific filetypes

for quite a time my windows 7 explorer showed me thumbs for jpg files as plain image, but overlayed the filetype icon over thumbnails for mp3 and avi files. now few days ago i installed sagethumbs—an ...
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VirtualBox/Ubuntu mouse disappears

I just created an Ubuntu 14.04 VM in VirtualBox (the host is Windows 7) and have noticed a strange "bug" occurring with the mouse. And yes I installed guest additions. About 50% of the time, when I ...
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laptop freezing and rebooting unexpectedly

I'm using hp pavilion g 7 notebook PC.product number: (D 0 M 2 5 U A#BA) it freezes when am playing anything with sound like movie or music.sometimes it freezes when there's no sound playing too.i ...
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Network connection to server lost, but not to internet

I have a network with four computers, each running Windows 7. All of them are connected to a central switch. My problem is that the internal network connection is lost very often, although internet ...
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How can I open my old .snt file? I don't have \appdata\roaming folder in my Win7

My old computer crashed but was able to save the snt file and copy to my new laptop but can't open it. I don't have any Appdata\roaming folder in my win7 to copy the snt file. Where is it?? I'm going ...
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New GPU crashing on startup

Recently bought a GeForce 8400 gs (1024mb DDR3 version) in hopes of upgrading (if you can call it an upgrade) my already out of date tower (Dell Inspiron 530) and just needed graphics better than the ...
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Process Explorer Freezes System

I am running Process Explorer version 16.02 on Windows 7 64-bit Service Pack 1 logged into a domain. The laptop is a Dell Latitude E6430 and is docked. Process Explorer runs as an administrator and ...
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Windows 7 will not update

I have just received my brand new computer, and have just installed Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with the necessary drivers, and all. Now I want to run Windows update, but it fails saying that the service is ...
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Is there a way to show windows processes in Cygwin constantly

I would like to monitor processes from a cygwin shell, using top or a variant. The reason for this is its realtime reporting and constant updates. However under cygwin, top will not report on windows ...
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Can't get Gopro studio to work in a windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am running windows 7 guest on a ubuntu 14.04 host and am having problems trying to get the latest version of gopro studio to run. It seems to install fine, but everytime I try execute it, it ...
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Use ADSL and 3G simultaneously

ADSL: 24/1 mbits 10 ms 3G: 12/4 mbits 50 ms On my Windows 7 computer I have an ADSL connection and a 3G connection at the same time. I want one particular program to use the 3G connection instead of ...
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How can I make DHCP enabled wifi from Static IP LAN using Laptop?

I have a LAN Connection with Static IP. I want to make a DHCP enabled Wireless Connection using my laptopso that I can use Internet in more than one devices. Earlier I made the Wireless Connection ...
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How to know maximum speed capacity harddrive I/O

I want to know maximum speed capacity from my harddrive. if I use the tool, the tool say i am using 3 MB/s I/O. Is that too much already? Am I at the limit? How maximum speed capacity from my ...
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Why do Win 7 machines lock files on other machines for 30 seconds every time they read said files?

We're running into a problem while migrating from Win XP computers to Win7 machines. We have several data gathering programs that run continuously and capture/log the data to a Win7 computer. Other ...