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How to change windows7 zip extract target folder default

Win 7 supports zipped files. Opening a zip file in 'Windows Explorer' gives the option 'Extract All Files'. The resulting popup has following destination folder as default : ...
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Hard drive with bad sectors(?), Windows cannot read, want to rescue data if possible

I have a 3TB Seagate hard drive that has pretty much failed. When I connect it directly in the PC, windows 7 does not seem to read it at all. It actually takes several seconds longer in My Computer ...
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windows network metric with no internet accesss

I have an internal network on wired LAN which has no internet access, however, I do have internet access via wifi. When I connect to the wired LAN it sets the IP address via DHCP and promptly adds a ...
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finding files in a network directory with common word in folder name and copy to another folder

I am looking for a way to search for files that are in large network directory that have the word "ISP" somewhere in the title and copy them to another folder. I am using windows 7. thank you
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Issues while upgrading to win 10 from win 7

i have received my update yesterday , it downloaded fine but not starting upgrading process have error " Windows can't update important files and services while the system is using them. Make sure to ...
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invalid product key windows 7

When I open computer properties and scroll to bottom, I saw that Windows activation told me that I have to activate my Windows, and changing the product key. It only given me 3 options for ...
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“Access denied, unable to connect” for printer sharing

I'm running 4 computers on the same network. One computer has printer sharing on. 1 All are windows 7 home premium. 3 of the computers print with no problem. For one of the computers when I visit ...
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Internal speaker silent but headphones work

I re-installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 on my Lenovo Thinkcentre M57, but since then, the internal speaker remains silent(but headphones work). I tried to install various drivers (AC'97, etc...), ...
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How to edit photos without importing them to my pc?

I have been using windows Photo Gallery for some time. Recently, when I tried to edit a photo within a removable drive(exactly, an SD Card), it asks me first to import them to the PC. But, I do not ...
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Java plug-in not starting in IE11

I have upgraded my browser from ie 8 to ie 11 Enterprise Mode. When I access my site, the Java popup isn't showing and nothing happens. Its like the Java applet isn't loading. In ie8 when I have ...
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Remote PC automatically restarts when user pc disconnect LAN cable without exiting Remote desktop

I'm having a issue whereby when I use PC A and establish a Windows Remote Desktop to PC B, after it's connected, when I pull out the LAN cable without closing the remote desktop window, PC B ...
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TP-Link Archer T4u disconnects after 2-3 seconds

This adapter disconnects after 2-3 seconds. I unplug the adapter and then plug it back in and then it connects and then disconnects after another 2-3 seconds.
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Media streaming malware and root key changer?

My home PC My laptop and now my friends laptop all get registry root changes I cant undo after being connected with my iPhone 6??! Even after replacing the phone. How can I stop it?? I think I worked ...
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Windows 7/10 mouse clicks only work in some places and not others

My son's Windows 7 (now 10) machine is exhibiting the following behavior: left clicks don't work everywhere the mouse movement is tracked everywhere and I can see hover events I can click on window ...
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Make host services available on guest's network

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Host) Windows 7 (Guest) The host and the guest are on physical different networks via different NICs. The Windows 7 guest is installed via PXE on a bridged network (fixed IP, own ...
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Base System Device Missing

I re-installed Windows 7 64 bit.I currently have "Base System Devices" error when i'm connecting Samsung GalaxyS3(GT-I9305) in my laptop. Windows update has been unable to find the missing drivers ...
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software deleted on acer laptop running windows 7 preventing sleep mode

My computer was running slow, so my brother uninstalled a bunch of programs. He accidentally deleted whatever allowed my laptop to go into sleep/hibernate mode. Any suggestions as to what that program ...
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How to change the default size of Google Hangouts for Windows?

How can I change the default size of a chat window in Google Hangouts for Windows?
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Is it possible to change the color of the aero spinner

I was playing around with Windows 7 X4 edition on a virtual machine and I noticed something very interesting which I really want. The aero loading wheel was dark blue instead of teal, and that looked ...
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Monitor network usage by app on a Windows 7 Embedded kiosk

My company operates a growing number of kiosks running Windows 7 Embedded. Because of their location (at grocery stores & retailers) we are moving to using 3G and 4G wireless modems on a shared ...
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After adding RAM to laptop Windows not loaded from GRUB loader, but Linux works fine

I have a laptop which had 8 GB DDR3, and I've added 8 GB more. I also have Linux installed (12.4) and Windows 7 Professional working via GRUB loader. So Linux works fine and sees all 16 GB ram, ...
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Unable to open SSMS from run window

I'm having an issues that bugs me and can't seem to be able to solve it. I have SQL Server 2005 and 2012. For the 2005 instance this is my path (for both 2005 and 2012 the path that leads straight to ...
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Dell WM524 Wireless Bluetooth Mouse not working

I got a new Dell WM524 Wireless Bluetooth Mouse with a new Dell E5550 notebook. It is simply not working, I have tried with three different computers (Win 7 x64, Win 7 x32, Win Vista) and it is not ...
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Make new programs in windows 7 / 8 sound mixer muted by default

This question is about the windows 8 sound mixer, which is the same in windows 7. What I have: When I open a new program it's volume is 100% of the master volume. What I want: when I open a new ...
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cannot set 'independent dual headphones' as default playback device

I sometimes listen music from my phone and sometime from my laptop via headphones. I figured out that my laptop is not giving a stereo output through headphones. After a little research I figured ...
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Why can't Windows 7 search FIND ANYTHING in my User Home folder or most other places?

Here's my Search setup in Windows 7: Here's the folder I want Windows to search: Here's me telling it to search (what it searches for is immaterial. It NEVER finds ANYTHING: It should have ...
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How to Fix Virtual Floppy Drive Windows 7 64bit

I am following the OSDev tutorial over at brokenthorn, and a part of it is creating a virtual floppy drive using vfdwin.exe. I downloaded it from the sourceforge page, and while there is another ...
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Windows 7 Error Windows cannot access \\Computer

I have four computers on my home network: a 2003 Server in the domain NETCON, a desktop XP machine, a laptop XP machine and a laptop 7 machine. All the machines can see each other on the network. All ...
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unable to get wifi adapter compaq nc6120 working

Problem is solved. on the bottem is the solution for my problem. Original Question: I have an Compaq nc6120 notebook. It has an onboard wifi adapter but I cannot get it working / installed. I ...
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Laptop rarely loading web pages

My computer rarely can load any web pages and takes a long time when it can. It says that the webpage is not available. I have tried running Malwarebytes, however it said there was no threats. I am ...
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Intel 82579V LAN driver dropping out

My PC has an Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection and the on-board LAN adapter has started misbehaving over the last few days. When I boot up, the PC has no LAN connection. The entry in device ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 220 and DELL Optiplex 740 SFF

I've got a problem with proper working of my Nvidia GeForce GT 220 card in my DELL Optiplex 740 SFF.The card was mounted into PCI-Express X16. After plugging a monitor into my card's VGA the display ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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Need help to Deploy Windows7 image in a workgroup

I am maintaining a windows 7 workgroup of around 50 PC's (in one room, and multiple rooms like this) in an educational institute. All hardware platforms are identical. No server. all in one workgroup ...
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How to avoid boot failure after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with dual boot

Basically, I want to avoid this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/654386/windows-10-upgrade-lead-into-grub-rescue My current disk partitioning scheme looks like this Model: ATA ST1000DM003-9YN1 (scsi) ...
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Parallels leaves trails after uninstalling

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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Scheduled tasks inconsistently running

I'm trying to run a PowerShell command for a persistent session in Metasploit. It downloads and executes shellcode on system startup. I've gotten it to work when I'm on the computer with the GUI, ...
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How to install rooted bluestacks in Pendrive?

I was using rooted bluestacks without any problem in my laptop [Windows 7] before it gone bad. Now I use alot of things using pendrive in portable manner. Can I install rooted bluestacks in Pendrive ...
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What exactly is Jungo WinDriver?

Haven't seen this thing before, in 5+ years of running Windows 7 on Dell laptops. What is it? I found a post allegedly from a Jungo employee, but still have no idea how that bloatware ended up on ...
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Collapse system tray icons more efficiently on vertical Windows 7/8 taskbar

I use a vertical taskbar, but I've noticed that it makes no real attempt to collapse itself down to the absolute minimum. When a new icon crops up, it allows it to flow around the hidden-icon popup ...
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What is the purpose of “Microsoft Office Japanese IME?”

Recently I was perplexed, while typing Japanese into a web browser under a Japanese language edition of Windows 7, by the disappearance of the dictionary for converting kana to kanji. I typed a word, ...
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windows 10 UI Language

I am upgrading to Windows 10 from 7. The installation begins OK but at some point I am offered 3 options "what do I want to save". The first is greyed out and asks if I want to keep all settings, ...
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Two PCs waking up by themselves at night

My first post, found SU looking for an explanation to the odd behaviour of my PCs. Last night I was back late and used my 2 PCs (details below) before going to sleep at 3.20-ish in the morning. I ...
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Always auto deleting the installed printer driver when re-starting

I installed a new printer driver and it was successfully installed and printing. However, when i shut it off then start the PC again the installed printer driver was lost (not installed). What could ...
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Right click stopped working on some programs

OS: Win 7 64 bit (it recently did some upgrades, but not sure if this coincided with the issue I'm not having) For some reason, I've started getting an issue on my machine. when I right click ...
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Activate a Samsung laptopt's inbuilt webcam

I made a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4E-S02FR) and my inbuilt webcam is not detected by the system or any application (like Skype). I checked in the Device Manager ...
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Batch command to delete users not on a list

Is there a way to delete users not on a list in a .txt file? Say I have the following on my system John Peter Mike Bob Now only John and Peter are on the authorized users .txt file John Peter ...
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Windows 7 safely remove USB multiple disk enclosure from command line

I want to eject a USB multi-disk enclosure from the command line or with a tool that offers command line support. I can find information about ejecting a USB drive but nothing that seems to support ...
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windows 10 app wont show

I had reserved windows 10 upgrade about a month ago, last week I had decided to install the insider preview. when the windows 10 went out I downgrade to windows 7 back so I could fully upgrade to ...
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Dell XPS 15 L502X monitor light not off when using external monitor

I mainly use an external monitor (via HDMI) when using my XPS 15 (L502X), however, I noticed an annoying problem when I tried to update the Intel HD 3000 video card driver. After I started my ...