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How can I prevent Windows from going to sleep during a scheduled task?

I have created scheduled tasks on both a Vista and Win7 machine which wake up the machine if it is currently in a sleep state. However, if the task takes longer than the power settings are configured ...
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Why do my shortcut icons get broken on Windows 7?

I have a strange problem. My icons seem to disappear randomly on my Windows 7. They were there a while back, now they ain't. It happens often and quite randomly. Anyone know a fix?
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Why doesn't Windows Media Player 12 remember non-default folders added to libraries

In Windows Media Player 12 on Windows 7 files folders that I add to the Music and Videos libraries, other that the built-in C:\Users\Username\Music and C:\Users\Username\Videos folders, disappear from ...
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Error installing program on Windows 7 64-bit

I am using Windows 7 Professional 64-bit with Boot Camp with a Macbook Pro. I am attempting to install an older program, Meteonorm 40, that appears to be 32-bit only. It fails while trying to ...
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Jerky animation on window open/close

Today, I received and installed Windows 7, and one of the first (slightly) annoying things I noticed is a visible jerk when opening of closing new windows. When I minimize or maximize already running ...
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Why does Windows 7 recognize my second monitor yet the second monitor remains blank?

I bought a new monitor (Acer X203H) and wanted to plug it into my graphics card but on my graphics card one plug says CRT which is already filled with the first monitor and the second says DVI, which ...
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The 32-bit Win 7 Trial can be downloaded but 64-bit cannot. Anyone see that same issue?

On http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/cc442495.aspx the 32-bit Win 7 Trial can be downloaded but 64-bit cannot. Does anyone see that same issue? Update: I tried IE 8, FF 3.5, and ...
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Is there a way to use the “BitLocker” feature on Windows 7 Enterprise Trial version?

I downloaded the Windows 7 Enterprise Trial version and installed it. The final release Win 7 Ultimate has the "BitLocker" feature, just wonder if the Enterprise version can use that and how to do ...
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Run As Administrator Settings Under Shortcut

There are two checkboxes for Run As Administrator in the Properties dialog for a shortcut in Windows 7. One is under the Shortcut tab in the Advanced Properties dialog, and the other is under the ...
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What is the recommended boot partition size for Windows 7?

I started using one big partition for everything and separating data out with folders when I got my current computer years ago. I'm preparing to upgrade my system from Windows XP to Windows 7, and I ...
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Backup Picasa 'people' tags data

OK, so I've spent a fair amount of time putting names to faces in Picasa 3.5 but in a few days (hopefully) my copy of Windows 7 should arrive and I'll need to reinstall Windows. So, does anyone ...
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Multitouch in VM

Is there any Virtual Machine program with support for Windows 7 multi touch? I don't care about the platform that the virtual machine is ran on, but I'm assuming that's important eh? Well maybe ...
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How to change ratings in Windows Media Player?

I used to rate songs in Windows Media Player simply clicking the stars near each song. Quick and easy. For some reason, this does not work anymore in WMP on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (RTM from MSDN). ...
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Vaio Smart Network on Windows 7

Has anybody been able to get the Vaio Smart Network tool working on Windows 7? I'm using 2.2 but the UI is completely messed up and it doesnt work. I need to enable the wireless devices in my laptop
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How do I log in as Administrator in Windows 7?

Yesterday, I used netplwiz to store my password. I'm the only user of my laptop so I thought entering my password everytime was a waste of time. Somehow my user lost it's membership in the ...
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iMac 20" Intel - Win7 Install Does Not Support Bootcamp 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 64 bit not booting with Intel iMac (Mid-2007 model) The Scenario I have a 20"Intel iMac running OSX Leopard. The computer was dual booted using bootcamp to run ...
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Does VirtualBox support hard drives and USB portable drives?

I'm new to VirtualBox and just installed it in my Windows 7. I installed Windows XP in my VirtualBox installation, and I don't know how to import some of my stuff from my Windows 7 ...
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Triple boot problem: XP x Seven x Ubuntu

This was my HD setup one week ago: sda1: EXT4 => / (Ubuntu root) sda2: NTFS => Windows XP C: sda5: EXT4 => /home sda6: SWAP sda7: NTFS => All my files like music videos etc ...
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c:\user\ajma\Documents showing as “My Documents” instead of “Documents”

I have a physical path named: c:\user\ajma\Documents but when I look at it in explorer, it keeps showing up as "My Documents". Does anyone know where the setting is to make it display "Documents"? ...
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Software that annotates audio and video files

I am looking for free or inexpensive software that I can watch video or listen to audio files and annotate what is happening as I watch. I am looking for something akin to audacity's label track but ...
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How to get SubEdit under Windows 7 working?

I need SubEdit Player to run under Windows 7. But every time I try to start I get "Class not registered" error. Yes, I tried to install the Vista Patch, but doesn't work under Win 7. Anybody got any ...
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winpwn for windows 7 problem help need

I've been trying to install winpwn 2.5 in windows 7 but it's not compatible. Winpwn is just compatible for winxp and below; and I don't have any computer or laptop that has a different Operating ...
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Why does the install program for PersonalBrain 5 not launch completely in Windows 7 RC1?

Why does the install program for PersonalBrain 5 not launch completely in Windows 7 RC1? It always gets stuck about six sevenths of the way.
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Tag files and archives for easy easy access and search in Windows 7

Is there a tool that lets you tag things, so that you can find or organize stuff easily? I have a bunch of folders containing zip and rar files. Most of the zip and rar files contain photos. Is there ...
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Where to get Windows 7 RTM download?

I hear people are using Windows 7 even before its released and liking it. Any ideas where I can get my copy?
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Can I extend the Superbar to fit on both my screens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 Dual Monitor - Taskbar with Start Menu on both Monitors I am using Windows 7 RTM with dual screen setup. Is is possible to have the superbar on both screens ? ...
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Welcome screen hangs for a minute

Are there any included tools in Windows 7 which would help me determine why it keeps showing me this welcome screen for minutes after the login? I like the tools which sometimes inform me about the ...
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Remove XP from XP/W7 dual boot (move boot manager)

Given this BCDEDIT table: Windows Boot Manager -------------------- identifier {bootmgr} device partition=Y: description Windows Boot Manager locale ...
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How do I upgrade Vista Home Premium to Windows 7?

I have a Dell Studio with Windows Vista Home premium edition. Is it possible to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7 without having to pay?
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Can you install two apps to the same Virtual PC guest in Windows 7's “XP mode”?

Win 7's XP mode allows you to install an app and then run it within Virtual PC (Win XP) as if it were just another window. Can you install multiple apps in the same virtual pc "guest" and then have ...
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Wireless USB devices compatible with Windows 7 64-bit

I want to upgrade my Vista 64-bit edition to Windows 7 64-bit, so I've installed and run the Windows 7 Compatibility Test. The only item that is being highlighted as incompatible is my Zyxel G-202 ...
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Menu select item stuck on screen after context or command menu has closed

Periodically when I select a menu command, the label or selected option gets "stuck" on screen and won't go away. I can close all open applications, including whichever one I was using when it got ...
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Am I able to upgrade to Windows 7?

I have a HP Pavilion dv5224ea (60gb hard drive, 512mb memory and 1.6Ghz Intel Core Duo Processor) laptop which was classed as “Vista Capable”. I have since upgraded the hard drive to a 250gb drive and ...
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Can I delete the 'EFI System Partition' without harming other data on the drive?

I have three external HDDs in a USB enclosure. After a recent upgrade to Windows 7, during which these three drives were actually installed inside the PC tower, two of the three drives now have a ...
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Windows 7: Is there a hotkey that will bring up a search engine (i.e. bing.com)?

This is a simple question. In Windows 7, is there a hotkey that will bring up a search engine. (Like bing.com)? I know inside of IE 8 I can press Ctrl+E and it goes up to the search dialog box but ...
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How to limit download traffic in Firefox

Is there a setting in Firefox to limit the download traffic speed? For example, I want to download some files using Firefox with max. 200 kbps whereas I want to use the remaining limit to download ...
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Is it possible to use Windows 7 as a media center extender?

I have a media server running Windows 7 in my living room. I have a nettop running Windows 7 in my bedroom. I have an xbox 360 running as a media center extender to my media server so I can watch live ...
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Does Windows 7 include a CHM Helpfile viewer?

Does Windows 7 have a CHM viewer preinstalled? Windows Vista didn't have one, so helpfiles of most regular software could not be viewed.
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How do I achieve a working switchable graphics install and config on a ThinkPad W500 running Windows 7 64-bit RTM?

I'm having ongoing graphics driver issues with my ThinkPad W500 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit RTM. In summary, I have not had success getting the switchable graphics to run properly. My ...
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Make taskbar and title bar black when window is maximized (like in Vista)

Is there a way to make the taskbar and application title bar go blank when a window is maximized, like it was in Vista? I find it very distracting to see what's behind the maximized window (there is ...
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How do I rename a file to .htaccess in Windows 7?

I'm using XAMPP to test a PHP script. Now, in the root of the folder I want to place a .htaccess file according to the requirements of the script. But Windows won't let me rename it to .htaccess. Is ...
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CD Drive tray has a mind of its own

I have a Samsung CD/DVD-writer drive SH-S223F (5 1/4" ATA not USB). On Windows 7 lately, this drive has developed a mind of its own. Specifically, the drive tray keeps opening and closing randomly by ...
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Windows 7 64-bit: icon does not appear on taskbar

I have installed the Opera browser on my Windows 7 64-bit. since it is my main browser, I pinned it to the taskbar. however the opera icon does not appear, instead the default Windows icon is show. I ...
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How to make a dual boot Windows Xp drive and Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Which should I install first, Windows XP or Windows 7? I want to make a dual boot system with Windows 7 and Windows XP. Now I installed Windows 7 64bit edition and found ...
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Why would sound suddenly stop working on Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 RTM on a laptop and sometime between 7pm and 9:30pm tonight my sound stopped working. I was away from the computer at the time and watched a youtube video with sound just before ...
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Need some efficient method to Lock/Unlock files

I'm developing a small tool and I need to test it again system-level locked files. I'm in search of some small application (or some easy method my tired brain is not coming up with) that allows me to ...
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Can I get the Upgrade Price when going from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional?

I am currently running Vista Ultimate. I have no interest in Windows 7 Ultimate. I would like to go to Windows 7 Professional. Can I still get the upgrade price?
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“Upgrade” path from Windows 7 RTM 90-day trial to full version

I have installed a 90 day trial version of windows 7. What is going to happy at the end of 90 days?
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In Windows 7's “XP Mode”, do you have to click shift the focus to the “XP” Window?

In the current Virtual PC when you click on an app in VPC, you have to click twice: once to get the focus on the Virtual PC window and again to click on a program in the VPC guest. Does it work the ...
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Why is all my extra RAM marked as “hardware reserved” in Windows 7?

I have a new HP Z800 Workstation, running Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. Z800 Specs are here. The machine has 4GB of RAM -- windows reported 1.99GB available, 2GB was "hardware reserved". I added ...