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Where do I find nmake for Windows 7 x64

I'm trying to compile a Perl source and I can't seem to find a version of nmake that works with Windows 7 64 bit. I've searched all over Microsoft's website and my Googlefu seems to be failing me. Can ...
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Are there any advantages to using Windows 7 Ultimate? I can't tell the difference

I just upgraded my new desktop, which came installed with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, with a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit and so far I have not noticed any difference in performance. Even my ...
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Is not a valid Win32 application on a 64-bit machine

I get this error: iTunes64Setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application But I already work on a 64-bit machine and operating system (Intel Core I3 and Windows 7). What can be the problem?
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Windows 7 explorer pinned and recent items gone sometimes (and reappearing)

Since a few days, I intermittendly lose the pinned and recent items in the explorer taskbar (right clicking it) I only see 'windows explorer', 'unpin ....' and 'close window' a few minitues later the ...
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Pros and Cons using 32-bit vs 64-bit operating system (Windows 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems I want to know what will be the difference and advantages using 32 and 64-bit. why does it really matter. What will it's benefit to Windows 7 ...
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How do I capture photos off of a blu-ray player onto my PC?

I would like to automatically capture a photo every 10 seconds off of my BBC Planet Earth blu-ray (since it is 1080p) and put them in a folder on my computer (for windows 7 rotating backgrounds). How ...
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How can I print a “test-page” in Windows 7?

I'm new to Windows 7. I have installed a new printer, and I would like to print a "test-page". I know how to do this in earlier versions of Windows, but it seem to have changed now in Windows 7. How ...
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Network share not always available on Windows 2003

we have a windows 2003 server with a shared directory/folder. I've seen this thread but this wasn't any help: The specified network name is no longer available I have a ping -t running from 3 pc's ...
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System and active partitions, and “System Reserved”

Upon trying a 3rd party bootloader (loaded from a disc), and trying to boot into my partition "Windows 7", I get "BOOTMGR is missing, Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart". But ordinary booting works fine. ...
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Moving files from Public folder to C: takes a minute, even though they are same hard drive and same partition?

I have a big file, like 2GB, and would like to move it from Network -> Bookroom -> Users -> Public (this is the computer in the bookroom in the house) to c:\myfiles and they are ...
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Upscaling audio from 2.1 to 5.1 in Windows 7

I'm currently using the onboard sound on my Asus P6T6 WS Revolution motherboard (SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio) and was wondering if there was any way to make either windows or the audio drivers ...
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Why does Windows 7 always automatically change the input or keyboard language?

I am wondering why Windows 7 always automatically changes my input or keyboard language. I've a notebook with an integrated QWERTY keyboard English (United States). Traveling, I use that one but, ...
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New Windows 7 Install Crashing

One big reboot crash and one smaller crash already, 15 minutes in. Did a basic install of Windows 7, installed Chrome and Firefox. I had just finished loading up my gmail account in Chrome/Firefox to ...
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What is the smallest size SSD drive I can use for installing Windows 7?

I'd like to install Windows 7 on its own SSD drive (everything else would be on a standard hard disk), but I don't want to break the bank. I saw a 40 GB one on newegg.com for US$124.99, but ...
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Virtual PC 2007 Full Screen Resolution

I have a laptop (1440 x 900) and an external monitor (1920 x 1200), and I'm running Virtual PC 2007. Initially, my VPC could not switch to fullscreen mode on my external monitor because the max ...
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Detecting damage done by virus

This morning after I went to college, a virus infected my PC without any user interaction at my end. When I came home my computer was completely frozen and infected with lots of trojans. I have not ...
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GnuPG/GPGee shell integration on windows 7 64-bit

Has anyone found a working solution to integrate a GnuPG in windows 7 ? I'm specifically looking for functionality similar to GPGee (right click on encrypted file -> Decrypt). I'm having trouble ...
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Abnormal laptop reboot

My Dell Vostro laptop keeps on restarting when I'm busy using it without commanding it to do so. I'm using windows 7 for O.S. What might be the problem? How can I solve it?
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Skype prevents computer from idling?

When using Skype, it prevents the computer from idling, going into sleep mode and turning the monitor off. I notice on my laptop if I use a tool like Monitor Off to manually turn my monitor off, ...
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Why can't I physically access my machine after a remote session?

I have a Dell Optiplex 960 desktop running Windows 7 64-bit at work. I typically leave it locked rather than logged off when I go home, so that I'm able to remote in from home and continue working if ...
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How to Remote desktop connection from home to work in windows 7

How to Remote desktop connection from home to work in windows 7.I can remote desktop connection LAN network.But i can't access from home to work.What is RD gateway and how to use it?
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advantage of 64 bit os on system with only 2Gb [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs. 64-bit systems Im using windows 7 ultimate 32-bit. With 64-bit processor. Will I get any performance benefits if ever I upgrade to 64-bit windows 7, with the ...
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Installed Windows 7 without formatting disk? Possible?

I've just installed Win7 but I'm little confused. When booting from XP cd, there is an option to format hard drive. After choosing which partition to format, format process takes usually not less than ...
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Change file icons in Windows 7

The Folder Options dialog in Windows XP Explorer had a File Types tab that allowed one to change a file type's icon. Windows 7 doesn't have this. Is there a way to change file icons without changing ...
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Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package

When I reboot my Windows 7 machine, I get the error: Autochk cannot run due to an error caused by a recently installed software package The only way I can get rid of it is to boot from the Windows ...
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How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64?

Migrating an app from an expensive and unreliable dedicated embedded x86 box running WinXP-embedded to COTS hardware (Dell E6410 laptop) running normal Win7-64. At this time, it's not feasible to ...
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How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How does one skip “Windows did not shut down successfully” in Win7-64? Migrating an app from an expensive and unreliable dedicated embedded x86 box running ...
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Automatically run an application as another user

How can you run an application as another user in Windows 7? The only catch is that I don't want to have to hold down the shift key, right click on the application and choose Run as different user. I ...
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Accessing network shares on Windows 7 via SonicWall VPN client

I'm running Windows 7 x64 (fully patched) and the SonicWall 4.2.6.0305 client (64-bit, claims to support Windows 7). I can log in to the VPN and access network resources (for example, SSH ...
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How to edit the hosts in Windows 7?

I would like to add an address to the hosts file. I am running Windows 7 (Hebrew edition), and I am the system administrator. I have tried the command notepad C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts to ...
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Sleeping a computer via batch file in Windows 7

I want to make a batch file that will sleep my computer after a period of time. The closest thing I have found is placing it in standby, but seems to work differently than the sleep button on my ...
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Windows 7 will not install a root certificate

I have a web service that uses a self-signed certificate, so I need to install the certificate as a Trusted Root so that I can avoid all the security errors that having a self-signed certificate ...
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What will happen to my installed softwares if I migrate to Windows 7?

Imagine you're using Photoshop, SQL Server, Visual Studio, Winrar, and any other installed software on Windows Vista. What will happen to them if you upgrade you Windows Vista to Windows 7. Are they ...
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Copy-paste stops working on Windows 7

Copy-paste functionality stops working after about an hour after each reboot on a Windows 7 64-bit system. Running Google Chrome (with gmail and few other tabs open like Calendar, Reader), MS Outlook ...
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Should VMs run Windows Update and firewall/anti-virus software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Does it make any sense to install anti-virus on Windows XP Mode? Does the Virtual PC XP Mode need safety measures? I just got XP mode running under Windows7 ...
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Sony Vaio: I can't type 'less and greater than' signs in TR keyboard layout

I have a strange trouble with my Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX. My laptop has a Turkish Q keyboard and I'm using TR keyboard layout on Windows 7 x64 Home Premium. The problem is, I cannot find a usual way to ...
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Outlook 2007 hangs on Windows 7 64-bit

Every now and then Outlook 2007 hangs on Windows 7 64-bit. I have not been able to find a set of reproduceable steps. Any ideas?
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What's problem with multi monitor usage in rdc7?

I want to use dual monitors with remote desktop on windows 7 ultimate. Host machine is win server 2008 r2. I open the run window type mstsc /multimon and press enter, also "use all my monitors for the ...
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How do I fix my recycle bin that doesn't show the deleted items?

The icon shows that it's full. I just deleted stuff, so I know that it's full. But when I open it, it doesn't show the deleted items. The only option I have is to restore them or empty them. Help me ...
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Intel GMA 965 M - OpenGL missing

I have a Lenovo 3000 N200 notebook with integrated GMA 965 VGA, using Windows 7. All my drivers are up to date, downloaded directly from the vendor site, installed with administrative privileges, ...
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Easiest (free) way to get VM hosting Windows OS, on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I'm a software developer and my workstation is running Win7 Ultimate, 64bit. I want to run a virtual PC on which I can deploy and run the web-software I create, as a virtual web-server PC. I want the ...
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Connect Windows 7 to VPN hosted on Mac OS X Server 10.6

We have a Mac OS X Server setup to be a VPN as well, we also have a freelancer who wants log in to the Mac OS X VPN on our server, but he keeps getting errors. I have tested the VPN with our Macs, and ...
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What are the requirements for Windows Remote Assistance over Teredo?

I try to get the Windows 7 (or Vista) remote assistance feature to work, without using UPnP on the novice's computer. After enabling Teredo on the expert's computer (that is in a corporate network, ...
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Window7 troubleshooting .exe is not opening

I opened .exe file in internet explorer by mistake after that i am not able to open any exe files, all files are open in internet explorer. The .exe association is corrupted. Please help me to resolve ...
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Can't Install msysgit/tortoisegit

I ran msysGit-netinstall-1.7.0.2-preview20100407-2.exe.   (http://code.google.com/p/msysgit/downloads/list) Then I ran TortoiseGit-1.4.4.0-64bit.msi. ...
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GPU Computing - # of GPUs supported

I currently have a desktop with 6 GPUs ( 3x HD 5970s ) in non-crossfire mode. Unfortunately, it seems that Windows 7 64bit only supports up to 4 GPUs. I have not been able to find a reliable source to ...
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Setting up network sharing among four computers

How do I set up network sharing with four computers running Windows 7? I have one dlink 8 port switch and a cablenet. What do I need to do to set this up?
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Is there a way to disable “low disk space” alert in Windows 7?

For quite some time my hard disk is almost used up and the low disk space alert keeps on popping up which is really annoying. Is there a way to disable this alert?
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Can I change windows 7 license key? getting the 'could be a fraudulent copy' warning

I have 2 computers which I installed the same license key too. I have multiple licenses, so I wish to fix this situation. I am getting those warnings on both my computers. How can I fix this?
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Windows 7 upgrade licensing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I'm having trouble wading through ...