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Recommend backup software that will do true incremental backups of very large files

I am looking for inexpensive backup software that will do true incremental backups of really large files. I am running Windows 7 64-bit. I use a lot of virtual machines which, as you know, are ...
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automate installation of your softwares

I'll be re-install my Operating system in my desktop, It would be a clean version of windows7. I wonder if there's a software that lets me install my application automatically or an easier way to ...
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Can I launch Everything without getting UAC popup on Windows 7?

I like to use launchy, and on XP I can use it to quickly start a new instance of Everything so I can find some file or other. However on windows 7 when I try and start it from launchy I always get ...
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Motorola HS805 Driver for windows 7

I have been using my this headset device Motorola HS805 with my phone and with my laptop running windows XP sp2. But as now i have upgraded my OS to windows 7, i tried to connect and use headset with ...
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Windows 7 Explorer File Operation Performance

Why are file operations (copy, move and delete) so slow when using the Windows 7 Explorer? Are there any tweaks to fix this? Background: Recently I switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 after this ...
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Trouble trying to use Windows Search to search for file with a question mark in the content

It seems that Windows Search is having trouble when I specify a question mark character as the content that I'm searching for within my files. I've tried: content:? content:"?" content:"\?" content:...
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How to secure a public computer?

We'll have a couple of laptops sitting at a table at a convention we're going to soon. We're not concerned about physical theft - the laptops will be physically secured, and there'll be someone ...
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How can I time my startups and see what processes are taking the longest?

I want to be able to profile my startups and see how long each program takes to startup. I'm running windows 7.
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Python Won't Install On Windows 7

I'm trying to install Python on my Windows 7 (64-bit) - AMD Sempron Machine. I downloaded the 3.1.2 Windows X86-64 installer. After running it and selecting the option to install it for all users, the ...
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Outlook 2010 auto responder rule not working (Error)

In Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 I've created a template to use as an auto responder and I set a rule to respond using the template if my name is in the "to line". Upon receiving any message the rule ...
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RAID with Dual Boot

I'm completely new to the world of RAID. I think I want to use RAID 5 with three 1 TB drives to backup all my documents, pictures, music, projects, etc. I use both Ubuntu Linux 10.04 and Windows 7. I'...
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wifi antenna to boost pci card signal make any difference?

I'm looking at getting a pci wireless card and an antenna. The pci card is wireless N, but the antenna only states it works with b/g. Now i'm pretty sure it will work with whatever, any 2.4ghz network,...
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Windows 7 Folder Size Does not Show Up in Windows Explorer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Display File Count and Subfolder size in Windows Explorer I never understood why or really tried to find out how to get the size column in windows explorer to actually show ...
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Cannot Acess Folder on Externally Mounted HD

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit, and I've mounted my previous computer's Vista 32-bit hard drive through an external enclosure so that I can access my files on my new computer. I can access every part of ...
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wireless interface: usb or pci?

I have a router in my basement, and a desktop in the office upstairs, about 20 feet away through walls. With my laptop, which has a 5300 bgn card, i get a consistent 80% + signal with 100+mbps ...
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Triple monitor setup possible?

My desktop has a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 thats currently running two monitors. The Intel H55 motherboard also has an on-board VGA port. Is it possible for me to run a third monitor from this? Is there ...
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Can I load Windows 7 as the native OS on a macbook laptop without using bootcamp?

I've recently had a macbook laptop fall into my possession. It belonged to a friend of mine, but she doesn't want it any more because it doesn't work. From what I understand, the hard drive stopped ...
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Move a file on reboot

I know it's possible but I can't remember how. I want to move/replace a file on reboot, since it is in use normally. It concerns shell32.dll which I replaced for some visual style. It used to be a ...
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How can I share my clipboard content between a Mac and a PC?

Is it possible to share clipboard content between a Mac and a PC running Windows 7?
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2560x1600 screens--dual monitor support possible?

Anyone know if a regular gaming video card (VGA SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL HD4870) can support dual 2560x1600 monitors? I'm running on dual 1920x1200s right now and it's great, but that would be venturing ...
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Looking for Registry DEFRAGMENTATION application! [closed]

I'm looking for open source or freeware registry defrag app, preferably one who doesn't need a stupid .exe installer. .zip packed and ready to go prefered! I'm using Windows 7.
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How Can I Prevent Windows From Jumbling my Open Windows to Different Screens When Switching Between Users

I windows 7, I have several screens connected to my desktop. When I switch users and resume my session with my current user login, my windows are jumbled around randomly to different screens. Is ...
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How to uninstall MS silverlight developer package?

I have Win 7 Enterprise (32 bit) and Visual Studio 2010 ultimate. I installed Silverlight SDK 4. Now i want to uninstall the update "Microsoft Silverlight Developer Package 4.0" which is visible ...
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Controls in dialog boxes are wrongly positioned

I am using VS 2008+sp1 and just bought a fantastic HP envy with Win7. Many of my own programs, and other programs I use look terrible. The controls in dialog boxes seem to be thrown around. Anybody ...
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Email Notification with custom rules?

I am using Microsoft Outlook on Windows7. To organize my mails I have created rules to automatically send the email to a subfolder in the Inbox when mails are there from certain people. But I don't ...
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Disable VPN for a given process/application

I'm using a constant VPN connection for privacy purposes. (I hate the laws, all the logging nowadays). But when it comes to gaming, I don't really need encryption/hiding at all. I'd like to disable ...
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Slow HDD test results: Symptom of slow PC or the cause?

My computer is very slow at the moment and the only thing that I can think that has changed is the disk space utilisation. I did a test of my HDD read/write performance which seems slow for my drive. ...
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How can I get back my “Switch User” button?

I have a Microsoft wireless keyboard. Under XP, the "key" key brings up the option to switch user. Under Windows 7 Home, the same key automatically logs me out. I've installed the drivers for Win7, ...
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Restoring Windows XP in bootloader after Windows 7 installation?

I'm trying to restore my Windows XP installation by making it bootable again. Windows 7 took control over the bootloader. I'm using EasyBCD to update the Windows 7 bootloader however I cannot make ...
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The user profile service failed on login

Pc came loaded with windows 7. I dont not have a dvd to boot from. How can i login? (There is only one profile account, mine).
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'Flat' colour window borders in Windows 7?

I'm trying to get solid colour window borders in Windows 7. I've switched off transparency in the 'Window color and appearance' settings and selected a colour but I still get the 'shiny window' look ...
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Disable Windows 7 taskbar grouping. Not combining [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any way to “ungroup” taskbar items in Win7? I've look near and far but I cannot find a way (setting or hack) to prevent Windows 7 from grouping taskbar buttons ...
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How to replace Windows Explorer breadcrumbs with classic full path textbox?

I want to permanently replace the Windows Explorer folder-buttons breadcrumbs address bar with the classic full file path textbox address bar. I know you can double click on the address bar to ...
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I am not able to use Ready Boost functionality with my Western Digital 500 GB External Hard Drive. Please Help

I have Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.06 GHz, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate with 80 GB Hard disk & 1.50 GB of RAM. I also have a Western Digital 500 GB of external hard disk. Recently, I heard about Ready ...
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How do you delay the launch of an application in Windows 7 at startup?

I'd like to delay the launch of some startup apps to give it some time to load the other ones before the one I want.
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Windows 7 password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 administrator password lost! How can I log into Windows 7 without a password? I reset my password (windows 7) a week ago and now have totally forgotten the ...
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Are there tweaks to make Java less slow?

I am trying to do some modelling with Jude. It is slow! And by slow, I mean that when I am typing a name for an element, I have to stop and wait for the cursor to catch up, and I am a slow typist (30 ...
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How do disable irrelevant or unwanted windows updates?

Windows keeps requesting to install the same updates that I have told it 'no' to several times, and it asks every time I turn my computer on. How do I tell it 'Absolutely not. Never. No. Stop asking.'...
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Computer freeze into blue blank screen aften 5 mins

I'm experiencing a wierd problem with this computer. About 5 minutes after booting the machine freezes into a blue blank screen (not BSOD). The screen is completely blank, not even a cursor is visible....
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Script to open 12 browser windows in 12 different monitors

Our client has a setup where a PC is connected to 12 monitors. I need a script that will open 12 different web pages, one on each monitor. The PC is running Windows 7 and any browser will do.
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Windows 7 (c:) and XP (e:) dual boot (XP Installed first)

I have a 2 harddrive system with the following old and new scenario. The old scenario worked fine, as I had a boot menu where I could choose which Windows XP installation to boot. However the new ...
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problems in DAEMON Tools Lite

i installed DAEMON Tools Lite and removed it off from my computer then when i wanted to re-install it there is a box appeared written on it internal setup error.code 14.contact support
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Only detecting wireless networks on channel 1

I've just installed a wireless USB dongle and I have an odd problem, the dongle is only detecting networks broadcasting on channel 1. Luckily, my router just happens to be on channel 1 at the moment, ...
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Access Denied on a Drive where All Users list have been deleted in Security Tab

(System is Windows 7 x64) I wanted to restrict access of other people in a certain drive of my computer (Harddisk 1 is partitioned to C & D; I want to restrict Drive D). What I did was go to the ...
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How to automatically show programs when opening an unknown file

Is it possible to tweak windows 7 so that I could automatically see list of programs to open an unknown file when I double click on them?
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is there a way to enforce a whitelist of programs (like AppLocker) on Windows Home Premium?

I have my someones computer that I regularly fix up for him, usually because the people come and download illegal programs and porn. I'm getting really tired of it and am looking for a way to ...
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Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter

Question: How can a running system suddenly reboot and show the message: Disk Boot Failure - Insert System Disk and Press Enter instead of booting the OS? It doesn't seem to be caused by a defective ...
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Windows 7 comments field missing when browsing network

I have just purchased three Windows 7 Professional Dell 64-bit PCs for testing prior to upgrading our company’s 120+ PCs from Windows XP Professional. The setup is a standard domain with a Windows ...
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svchost.exe taking 25% cpu

For some time now I have been noticing that one of my svchost.exe was constantly taking 25% cpu time on my 4 core, Win7 Ultimate PC. This particular service host is hosting: Cryptographic Services (...
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VS2010 Performance [closed]

hi there so i have this laptop Compaq Presario C700 intel T2310 + 2.5GB RAM + 120GB HDD + intel GMA 965 im running Windows 7 ultimate + VS2008 VS2008 is fast but VS2010 is sluggish and laggy idk why i ...