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Why can't I install ANY operating system?

Why can't I install ANY operating system? I tested the memory and I tested the hard disk and everything is fine! Mini Windows XP booted from Hiren's BootCD works. I tried Windows 7, Windows XP SP3 ...
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Stop windows 7 disk thrashing when idle

I installed Windows 7 on VMWare and it works just fine! However, when I leave the machine idling and work on my host OS, Windows 7 decides that it is a good idea to thrash disk and kill performance. ...
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Good PCI-e wireless card for Windows7?

I've just build a 64-bit Windows 7 PC but am unhappy with the piddly performance of the Linksys USB wireless dingle I've used. What is a good PCIe alternative that will be stronger for the connection ...
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How to perfectly synchronize Subtitles with movie?

How to perfectly synchronize Subtitles with movie? i use VLC
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How to transfer emails from Win XP to Vista or Windows 7?

I was using Windows XP computer for a long time, and Outlook Express as my email client. I have lots and lots of email I would like to keep and therefore I want to transfer them to my new computer ...
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windows product key

I received from my distributer a wrong OEM version of a windows7, I dont have time to send it back and wait for an other. Can I use the UK product key with a dutch dvd? (the one I used myself)
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Setting an animated .gif as the desktop background on Windows 7

I have an animated .gif I created using Photoshop CS4, but I can't get animation on my desktop although I can set it as a background from the context menu by opening it in Internet Explorer. How can ...
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My computer resets when I try to install Windows 7 (USB/DVD)

I had a troublesome program starting up when Windows 7 was starting, and I had no way to remove it, because I couldn't log in to Windows. Not even safe mode. But I used Hiren's BootCD to edit the ...
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Set Windows 7 Lock Screen Background [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Displaying wallpaper when desktop is locked in Windows 7 I've googled this a bit, but have yet to find anything. I have 2 monitors. when I lock my screen via win+L, it ...
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Getting 'running low on memory errors' on Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB RAM

I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 64-bit with 8GB RAM. If I leave the system running overnight I start getting low memory errors the next day. Looking at Task Manager it shows 6.27GB used but ...
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Windows 7 laptop won't load past the Windows logo

My computer won't load past the windows logo, when it finishes loading the logo I see a blue screen quickly flash on and off. I just get a glimpse of it, but I recognize the screen as a serious error ...
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How to disable Bluetooth auto-answer on Windows 7?

When my BlackBerry 9630 is connected via Bluetooth to my Dell desktop running Windows 7 x64 there are a bunch of Bluetooth services enabled on Windows: Advanced Audio BB Bypass service BB Desktop ...
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How can I get Windows 7 to switch audio from a monitor (with built-in speakers) to headphones when they are plugged in?

I have an HP dv5t laptop running Windows 7 64 bit with an Acer H235H monitor connected to it via an HDMI cable. The monitor has built-in speakers, which are a huge improvement over the laptop's ...
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How to uninstall broken programs in windows 7

Could anyone tell me how to uninstall programs that their installation had a problem and therefore their uninstall doesn't work? I removed all their references in the registry and their folder on the ...
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Setting up a proxy for FTP - Windows

I have 2 windows machines and a server. 1 is my laptop, the other is a workstation that the IP of which is white-listed on the server. The laptop has a dynamic IP, so the IP cannot be white-listed. ...
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Disable freecall from autorun in Windows 7 Professional

I installed voip program called Freecall in my Windows 7 Professional laptop. Now it shows as a Startup item in "System Configuration" console. I tried to uncheck it in the Startup item and restart, ...
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WPF Application from Visual Studio 2010 crashes Windows 7

I am using visual studio 2010 on Windows 7 64bit. I compiled and ran a simple application basically a thing a child could make. Well the second it started to run, it froze my computer and rendered it ...
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How to avoid Windows 7 wake up screen?

When Windows 7 hibernates and then I wake it up, it always shows a screen where I have to click before I can get into the Windows environment. I don't have a password set so this intermediate screen ...
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Windows 7: How to boot up in normal mode after improper shut down?

I work in two different locations and whenever there is a power outage at one of the locations, Windows 7 detects that the system was improperly shutdown. Once the power is up, the PC powers on and ...
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Windows 7 driver search woefully slow

Any thoughts on why the driver search (when installing a usb device) on windows 7 is woefully slow? Even when I click to disable trying to get a driver from windows update, it still takes 10min+ to ...
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Windows 7 Locking up Randomly

I've got a Windows 7 machine that is locking up randomly. It can be in the first thirty seconds, or it can be hours later. There is nothing specific I can find that is running when it happens. When ...
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Bad Sectors on Hard Drive

I run check disk pretty regularly on my hard drive, and lately it's been saying that I have some bad sectores (66, to be exact). I've run smartctl and HD Tune. Both tell me that I have bad sectors and ...
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Home Security + Voice Communication Setup…How to do this?

I have several webcams and I have software that will provide a website I can visit and see all of the webcams. I also want to add voice communication. It can be one way; but I need to, from a remote ...
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How can I get write permission for the Web (Inetpub) directory on a new Win 7 machine?

I mirror my Web site on my laptop, and am trying to move the mirror site to a new laptop. I copied the files to the Inetpub directory, and can view them perfectly, but they are read-only (the ...
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Windows 7 - Remote Desktop - multiple credentials

My home network consists of a couple Windows XP machines and a Windows 7 box. One of the Windows XP boxes is like a shared server accessed via Remote Desktop. I have an account on there and my gf has ...
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Chrome settings window doesn't fit on netbook screen

I'd really like to use chrome on my netbook, but I can't change the settings because the resolution is 1024*600 on Windows 7. Is there any workaround? I tried the move window command with keyboard ...
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Windows 7 can't reconnect network drives on startup

I have this annoying problem that Windows 7 won't reconnect to my network drives on startup. The shares are on an Ubuntu machine. I've tried every possible solution I've found: Enable password on ...
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How do I disable (video) thumbnails in Windows 7?

I'd like to turn off Windows 7 (video) thumbnails displayed in Explorer. I found this solution for Windows XP but it doesn't work for Windows 7 ("The module shmedia.dll failed to load"). Disable ...
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How to restore icons to default in Windows 7

Installed a theme by "ZeusOSX". The problem is that I removed all the files, copied back the dll's, did a sfc /scannow (which still found some problem) and now I still have the MAC like folder icons. ...
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Win 7:Turn Of Preview Pane for .txt

I constantly get error when i select a .txt file in explorer that hangs it for some 40 seconds then allow to view the content. How i can turn that PreviewPane off?
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How do I make a boot loader load the existing boot loader from the first partition

I installed ubuntu using wubi and then I tried installing grub 2 but it failed. I need a way to reinstall the mbr sp it will load the windows 7 loader from the first partition.
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Offline Catalyst driver

Im trying to install ATI's graphic driver Mobility Catalyst 10.5, but it has no Internet, so I am trying to burn it from my stationary PC and use it at the laptop. However, I can't find a decent ...
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Error in installing Windows XP on my Compaq Presario CQ62

i am not able to install windows xp on compaq cq62-105tu laptop,blue screen appears while trying to install xp on my Windows 7 compaq cq62-105tu laptop. Please help me
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Way to get desktop to act like a library?

I'm on windows 7; how can I make my desktop act (basically) like a library? (Libraries being the new Windows 7 feature)
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IME pad won't appear without restart

Sometimes when I click on the button on the language bar for the IME pad, it won't show up. Is there any other way to get it to show up again besides restarting the computer?
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how to install software in a different location?

When I am installing software, I usually like to choose where it installs to, other than C:/Program Files...However, from time to time, I come across software that does not let you choose the install ...
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Collect temperature and fan speed with munin from Windows 7 PC?

I'm quite fond of munin and using it also at home to monitor my PCs. What was super-duper easy under Linux is pretty much unsolvable for me under Windows: I'd like to monitor CPU and Motherboard ...
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Keep remoting into wrong account. Windows 7

I have a home theatre PC running with two users accounts on windows 7. The default account logs into locally. The account 'Paul' is present but is denied local log in so the default auto logs in ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for 'Open file location' within Windows Search?

Here's what I want to do: Hit Windows. Type in a search for a file. Select the file (arrow keys). Open the file's containing folder without right-clicking (like in Spotlight with Command + Enter).
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what appropriate “Allocation Unit Size” for an exFAT SD card with ReadyBoost

I've brought an 4GB SD card and I'm dedicating it for use by ReadyBoost (on Windows7) Im looking to get the most profit on performance, so i've formatted it with exFAT (as recommended by Microsoft) ...
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Windows 7 recreate my .exe/.dll files

i have a few programs that check if file exist, and if its old version delete him and paste the new one. However under Windows 7 Professional i can't delete the file some System process is always ...
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Seeing Black and White Playback on a Kworld UB390-A USB TV Tuner

I have a TV Tuner from KWorlds. Broadcast as in NTSC Analog and gone through the Wizard where I had to choose country. My country is there. Myanmar(NTSC-M), but I am getting B&W video only and not ...
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Running Windows 7 on a Mac Pro

My question is simple: Is running Windows 7 on a Mac Pro as the dominant OS a bad idea? I'm interested in starting some Mac programing but still want to do Windows-based coding. I'm tossing up ...
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Windows 7 cannot connect wirelessly to Netgear Router WPN824 V2

I have a new HP Laptop running Win 7 Home Premium with an Atheros Wireless card. I have a Netgear WPN824 V2 Rangemax Router. The router works with a wired connection. Wirelessly it can see the ...
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Install Retail Windows 7 Ultimate disk with Home Premium OEM CD Key

I have an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium cd key and a Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Install disk. What procedure would I have to do to install home premium with my cd key? Do I need to edit ei.cfg?
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TortoiseSVN update from Codeplex ends with “File or directory is corrupted and unreadable”

I am in the process of working on Umbraco and when I go throuogh the process of downloading it from Codeplex via TortoiseSVN, I get the following error message. ...
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How do I remove file properties like 'user' and 'computer'?

How can I remove file properties like 'user' and 'computer' in Windows 7? I think this is 'personal information' and don't want the file to have this information when I share it.
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Chrome Lockups Windows 7 64-bit

I'm running Google Chrome (6.0.427.0 dev) on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (AMD Phenom 3.00 GHz, 8 GB RAM). The computer lockups hard after running Chrome for about five minutes. The lockup happens ...
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Windows 7: “Hide file names” for all files?

So, I just discovered that you can hide the file names of pictures and videos when you are in a thumbnail view in explorer (via View - Hide file names)... but often I have other files mixed in. This ...
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Updated Win XP to 7: network adapter driver issue

I updated Windows XP on my old laptop to Windows 7. After installing I tried to open internet connection but Win 7 says that it cannot find network adapter because of a missing driver. I tried to find ...