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My System Tray Stopped Giving Me The Option To Minimize Visible Notifications

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system tray is taking up almost the whole task bar! The arrow that allows you to hide the running programs into the system tray is just gone. I have found how ...
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grep not matching patterns in scripted session

Asked this question on the Unix board and got slapped for it. Someone said this was the right place so hopefully that's right. We have a bunch of reports that run on a Linux server and I am trying to ...
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Pressing G triggers redraw of windows

Whenever I press [G] some windows flicker for a split-second and render again. This drops FPS in games and creates visual artifacts like empty toolbars in LibreOffice for ~0.1 second. This is ...
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Msahci.sys is Corrupt (Windows 7 64 Bit SSD)

My computer did not restart correctly recently and afterwards it stopped being able to boot. The error on the system diagnostic says msahci.sys is corrupt. Currently, I can only access restore tools ...
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How to make a full windows 7 hardrive shared on a home network for macs?

This my setup: 1 PC - with a 1 TB Hardrive called E:/ (Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit) 1 Mac Apple Mac Book Pro (Mac OSX Yosemite) 2 Windows Laptop (Both with Windows 7 Pro 64bit) 1 Router I want to ...
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Windows chcp not work for 1251

OS: Windows 7. For some reason I need 1251 encoding in console window. But get this G:\Scripts\DAA>chcp 65001 Active code page: 65001 G:\Scripts\DAA>chcp 866 Текущая кодовая страница: 866 ...
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Windows on iMac getting Drivers (especially ethernet) to work on an iMac fitted with rEFit

I hope some kind soul out there can help. I have a fairly recent iMac (around mid 2013) and have managed to tri-boot it with iOS, Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu is great, but windows cannot connect ...
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Why does Windows 7 unload keyboard and mouse drivers all the time? How can I prevent it?

I have a KVM hooked up to two computers, one of which is running Windows 7. Every time I switch away from it and switch back, there's a delay while it reloads the drivers for the keyboard and mouse. ...
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Creating a CIFS/Samba mountpoint on Windows 7

I have a PC that is already on a shared network. I am looking to see how to create a mountpoint for a folder in the C:\ with CIFS/Samba so that I can use it to have Linux mount to it. Is this possible ...
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Audio device not working on Windows 7 after installing video card

After solving an issue with the video adapter, the audio device on the machine stopped working. The volume button on the bottom bar displays a red error icon and, if clicked on, opens the Windows ...
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Access NFS share without file locking and without mounting?

How can I access an NFS share via UNC path using Windows 7 Ultimate and make sure I'm doing it without file locking? I do not want to mount the NFS share to a drive letter. Instead, I wish to access ...
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External HDD failures with safely remove usb

I have external HDD ADATA SH93 500GB. OS Windows 7 64 bit. Its file system is NTFS. When I unplug the HDD from my PC sometimes it fails and it is not recognizable from the Windows. My suspicion is ...
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Windows 7 search isn't returning any results?

I've got a folder full of photos and videos that I'd like to transfer just into a single directory (my camera creates a new folder every time you turn it on for some reason!) and apparently the best ...
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I have two internal hard drives but disc manager sees them as 1

I have a Sony VAIO RT1SU which comes with two separate 500GB internal drives. I've opened up the back and this is definitely true. When I open BIOS is also confirms that there are 2 drives. Now, when ...
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Syskey USB Mounting

The problem: Windows no longer mounts the USB Startup Key disk I created. As a result, I cannot log into Windows. Not even if I manually modify SecureBoot in the registry (from linux). Is there ...
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Automatically connecting to a VPN at startup and sending email with IP address

On Windows 7 SP1 Home, how to: 1) setup an automatic VPN connection at startup (in the background) - every time after a particular user logged onto computer there should be 3-5 attempts to connect to ...
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Hybrid SLI on laptop not working

Just recently I've had a fresh new installation of Windows 7 64-bit, at a computer store. The worker there installed the newest drivers (don't blame him), But now my Hybrid SLI technology doesn't ...
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windows 8.1: auto input language change when switching from MS Word

When I used Windows 7, Windows used to automatically switch to English when I switched away from MS word in which I was writing Persian. This was really handy because I only needed Persian input when ...
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iperf returning “bind failed: cannot assign requested address” in Windows XP and 7

I am trying to set up iperf on an old HP server running Windows XP Professional to test multicast, but whenever I issue the command iperf -s -u -B <ip address>, it returns: bind failed: ...
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USB host controllers broken on every reboot

Something happened (including Windows Updates?) and now every time I reboot, most of my USB host controllers/root hubs are not working: The broken ones say: This device cannot start. (Code 10) ...
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Can testdisk copy a lost ntfs partition when recover doesn't work?

A quick format was done on a disk with two ntfs partitions and so now it is just one partition. I can see the second partition with testdisk but when i do a recovery, the first partition gets damaged ...
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Windows 7 PC unable to connect to wireless router via USB

I have Windows 7, and I am trying to connect my PC to a wireless network. It doesn't have an internal card, so I use a Belkin USB stick. Occasionally, my connection will just drop. It won't try to ...
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Data transfer from USB system to RS232 system

I need to transfer the data from system with USB to system with RS232. Not allowed to add RS232 system in the network. What steps I can follow and do I need special device /cable apart from USB to ...
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Firefox bypass cache for some entry (or all) in home page

I have 4 URL in my Firefox home page setup (my PC uses Windows7): www.pippo.com|www.pluto.com|www.orion.com|www.paperino.com It is possible to force Firefox to bypass its cache at startup only for ...
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Dual monitor on WIndows 7 using only DVI

I have been trying to search for a solution for this, but have not yet been able to find any. My graphics card (nVidia GTX650) is having 2 DVI ports, and I am trying to use them both for my dual ...
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Connect to a Specific Wi-Fi access point

I have a old D-link DWA-160 Xtreme. Whenever I try to install the software to control the wifi adapter, it just won't work in windows 8. I tried every possible tricks and I suspect it's just the ...
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Virtual Disc Manager-The parameter is incorrect

I reinstalled windows operating system from Dell and downloaded all the drivers. I did not do anything with the partitions and the OS became the D drive. I need it to be the C drive and I have tried ...
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Accidentally ran attrib -r +s C:\

Being an idiot, instead of running attrib -r +s C:\<dir> I hit enter after typing attrib -r +s C:\ and now all folders in the C: drive have a system flag - even hidden folders are showing up ...
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Shrinking Windows 7 partition with \$Secure::$ATTRIBUTE_LIST unmovable file

After reading several questions and answers, disabling virtual memory, windows search and system restore, deleting the System Volume information folder, I am still not able to shrink my Windows ...
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Opening files in Netbeans - “Error: Could not create the Java virtual machine. A fatal exception has occurred. Program will exit.”

I'm trying to open PHP files from Windows explorer (Win7 x64), which are set to open in Netbeans 8.0 by default. Getting a Windows error alert from Java Virtual Machine Launcher: Error: Could not ...
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Ctrl button 'sticks' in Windows 7

For three weeks now I have this problem that drives my insanity up - and my productivity down: Whenever I hit the CTRL button, my computer keyboard behaves as if I the CTRL button were pressed all ...
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How to set up Windows 7 to be able to switch between headphones and 3.1 sound system?

I use the integrated sound system (motherboard) which works with the Realtek HD Audio Manager. I have it set up like this: Note that there is no 3.1 option only Quadrophonic and Stereo I do not ...
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How to get 'duplicate monitor' to pick the correct monitors

We have a computer at a remote site running windows 7 and connected to 2 monitors and an HDMI out to a second computer so that the screen can be recorded. The monitors are a 1080p and a 1280x1024. ...
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Windows 7 adding context menu entry

I followed this tutorial which explains how to lock an unlocked bitLocker drive without restarting explorer. This works perfectly. However, when I click "Lock Drive" in the context menu I get: ...
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Win 7 local group policy login times

Simply put my question is do local group policies under the User Configuration elongate log in times? For instance we do things like many companies do and apply security via GPO from out domain ...
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WiFi funny business => “One” machine can ping “the other” but “the other” cannot ping “one.” “The other” can browse “one” in explorer

So I'm at work and I need my private server (my personal laptop) to communicate with my team's assigned machines. I had Hamachi approved as a solution by all of our stakeholders only to have IT ...
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Windows search for files containing a word near phrase

Is there a way in Windows 7 search to find files containing a word near a phrase similar to Google's AROUND() operator. For example, I would like to find files (word, pdf) containing the word "table" ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.04.1 with dual boot through a virtual drive created in Windows 7

This may sound a dumb question, but I really need your suggestions on it. I have a PC running Windows 7. I just downloaded an ISO file of Ubuntu 14.04.1 (the latest one). The problem is that my DVD ...
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When deleting and reinstalling Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu, should I delete the SYSTEM partition?

I currently have a scenario where I use Linux (Ubuntu) actively, but need Windows to do CAD and ECAD. Windows picked up a virus, so I'm wiping out my current Windows 7 installation, and reinstalling ...
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Dual boot with Win7 Pro 64-bit and XP Pro 32-bit - getting BSOD

New Dell Optiplex 3030 AIO with pre-installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit. Shrank existing partition, created and formatted new partition. Boot from Win XP CD... loads all drivers and get BSOD "A problem has ...
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Searching a folder for a word in a specific font-style

I have a folder on my desktop full of MS Word documents, so I'd like to find out which ones contain a particular word in a specific font, namely ADJECTIVE, that is the word adjective both capitalized ...
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Force-reset laptop battery statistics

On my Acer Aspire S3 laptop-of-almost-3-years BatteryInfoView says that the battery's capacity is at roughly 35%. So, whereas once it would hold for 4,5 hours, now it's down to 1:45 at best. However, ...
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Auto backup files/folders upon a specific external HDD connection

Could you help me with this: is there a way, a program that could be set to automatically back up certain files and folders from my laptop HDD to a specific external one when it is connected to the ...
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Driver state failure gtx 780m windows 8.1

I recently installed the gtx 780m into my MSI ms 1762 barebone laptop. After installing the vbios windows was able to detect and install drivers for the card through windows update. But when I try to ...
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How to backup contents of a TrueCrypt container

How can I backup the contents of a (mounted) TrueCrypt container when conventional tools (e.g. Acronis TrueImage or Pragon DriveBackup) fail, because the drive letters assigned by TrueCrypt are not ...
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How can I connect my android phone to the created wifi connection,phone stuck in optaining ip adress procces,WINDOWS 7

I just used some guides to create a wifi hotspot with CMD and I started my wifi connection. After that I shared the conection from my local area connection to that hotspot. The hotspot is enabled has ...
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Lenovo w540 doesn''t see external TV connected to miniDP/Thunderbolt

I'm trying to make my new Thinkpad W540 recognize the Samsung TV I'm connecting to it's thunderbolt connector. Nothing works. Both in Windows 7 and Kubuntu 14.04. Both 64 bit. All drivers are ...
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Vagrant taking up too much space

I switch between four projects on my local machine and I use vagrant for each on of them. $ vagrant global-status id name provider state directory ...
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No BIOS screen or any menu, no CPU running yellow light on case

My pc (Windows 7, 64 bit, i3 processor, integrated graphics) has a black screen issue. After that I shut it down and then pressed (+hold) the power button but there's no screen to go to BIOS or any ...
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Windows explorer crashes every 30 seconds

My windows explorer crashes in every 30 seconds or so. On the title bar, it shows "Not Responding", system hangs for a while and after clicking on the window itself, everything fades in white color. ...