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Windows 7 BSOD - ntoskrnl?

2 new HP Pavilion notebooks with 7 Home Premium pre-loaded with Norton. My first act was to use the Norton Removal Tool and load ZoneAlarm free and AVG Free. Frequent random BSOD's ever since...I ...
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Windows 7, Conexant High Def Audio drivers not working on Lenovo R61i

I just installed Windows 7 ultimate on my Lenovo ThinkPad R61i. Driver update says I have the latest version installed but there is no sound from the loudspeakers. My question is: What can I do to get ...
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ATI gpu (video accel, decode, encode, ATI Stream, DXVA)

Okay its a long question title for sure. I'm looking for a new video card (yes,SU is not a page for that, but wait). I've been a loyal NVidia customer ever since, now using a 8600gts. Old but still ...
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New PC, Keyboard and OS and I can't do a Screen Image Capture

I just got a new PC, Windows 7 Ultimate with a fancy MS keyboard: I am puzzled why ALT+PRTSCN keyboard combo seems to put nothing on my keyboard. No lights are on the keybd (SCROLL LOCK, SHIFT, ...
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Port Forwarding: Why do my local sites on 80 work but not those on 8080?

I setup my router to forward port 80 to the PC hosting my web site. As a result, I am able to access this url (Don't bother clicking on it, it's just an example): http://my.url.com/ When i click on ...
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Windows 7 Ult machine can see XP Pro but not vice versa

My new Windows 7 Ult. PC can attach to my work laptop and pull files but my work laptop cannot find my Windows 7 on the network. Is there some sort of limitation going on here? Before I got the new ...
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Windows 7 Trial Version

Looking for URL to download a trial version of Windows 7 to run on another partition. I want to have a 'play' on W7 and get to know it (and its possible problems) before I go out and buy a new machine ...
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I recently reinstalled Windows XP SP2 while having Windows 7

I can't boot Windows 7 and I don't have the bootable Windows 7 DVD to repair, but I have a DVD image from which I installed it, but when I start setup it shows only the option of installing it. How ...
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How do I save a file in a library location other than the default

Win7 libraries have a default folder location, but there are times I want to save to a different one (eg My Documents vs Shared Documents) but I can't find any way to specify any of the other ...
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What is making iTunes stop playing when my computer idles?

I've got a rare weekend with nothing to do, so I'm getting some housework done. I have iTunes playing for some background noise. Every 20 minutes or so, it just stops playing; if I move the mouse it ...
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SVN permission problem on Windows 7

In tortoisesvn i get the error Can't create directory 'C:\dev\repo\subfolder\db\transactions\49-1g.txn': ... I used robocopy (i cant remember if i used /copyall) to copy the files onto an external ...
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Windows 7 safe mode pretends it's Windows XP?

Just a question in between. A friend of mine brought me a laptop that does not work anymore and wanted me to check whether I can do something. She told me it's Windows 7, and startup screen and login ...
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From Vista to dual-boot Windows 7/Ubuntu

I currently have a laptop with Windows Vista, and I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7 and also install Ubuntu Linux as dual boot. I need to make disk partitions used by Windows smaller to make room for ...
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Windows 7 - ignore security when reading external drive

My system hard drive on an XP computer kind of failed (random corrupt sectors). So i got a new harddrive and am trying to recover the files. The filesystem is NTFS. The system i'm trying to use when ...
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No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format “undf”.

I'm playing a video in VLC which has dual audio tracks. It runs fine with one track (Language), but when I change to the second audio track, doesn't play the audio and gives the error below: "No ...
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Is TeraCopy still useful in Windows 7? [closed]

Is TeraCopy still useful in Windows 7?
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Wireless connection drops when wired computer starts a game

Starting this week I have had a strange problem on my network. Some background of my setup: Internet is provided by a adsl-modem. A D-link Dir-600 router is hooked up to to adsl-modem. My computer is ...
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Does Windows 7 VPC negate need to re-install?

I fear I have an impending hardware breakdown coming ... the last time the box booted I had to power off and on a couple times before Windows loaded. Seems fine when up and running. So I'm preparing ...
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New Windows 7 User having hard time adjusting to new Explorer

As I navigate through the folder hierarchy using the top "drill down path" (which is new to Win 7 and cool), I miss seeing the tree on the left reflect my current selected folder location shown on the ...
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Bluetooth not working on Inspiron 9400

It used to work when I had Windows XP installed, but now, with Windows 7, it isn't even showing up in my device manager. I tried updating the drivers but that didn't fix the issue?
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conhost.exe shows multiple times [duplicate]

I have windows 7 and task mgr shows about 20 conhost.exe's running???????
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Certain Programs cannot access internet

Operating System: Windows 7 (x64) Problem: Certain Programs are unable to access the internet. They claim that there is no connection when you already are connected. I just installed Windows 7 on my ...
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How can I mount a VMWare Disk in Windows 7 64-Bit

I need to mount a VMWare disk image in Windows 7 64-Bit however the "VMware Mount Utility" only works on 32-Bit operating systems. Is there an application or method that I can use to mount the disk?
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Windows 7 spins up HDD when files should be on SSD

I run 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate off a Corsair 128GB SSD (cmfssd-128gbg2d) and I've got two older HDDs I use for storing media. However even though the operating system and all the programs are ...
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Unable to install Adobe Reader

When I start the installation of Adobe Reader, I get an error message: This installer package could not be opened. Verify that the package exist and that you can access it, or contact the ...
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Mac-like alt-tab replacement for Windows 7? [closed]

Is there an alt-tab replacement for Windows 7 that works in the same manner as command-tab and command-tick (tilde) on OS X? Requirements: 1. Completely keyboard-shortcut-based, no mouse action ...
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Windows 7 dualscreen wallpaper?

So, I've got a killer dual screen wallpaper that stretches across both monitors. The question is...when I lock my computer or if I logoff and log back in. It shows the default wallpaper on my left ...
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How can I reduce the size of Windows 7, and its CPU and memory usage?

My Windows 7 setup uses around 16GB while Windows XP only needs around 4GB hard disk space. Seems weird. I use Windows only for gaming so I don't need a lot of stuff they have to offer. What is the ...
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Running out of space on a SAS-based workstation

first question on superuser - pls excuse if asked elsewhere. I have a Dell Precision 690 with one 73GB (15000RPM) SAS drive in it. Running Windows 7 (x64) with a bunch of apps means it is running ...
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Map key to middle click (on Win 7)

Is there a utility to map a keyboard key to middle-click? In particular, I'm trying to map the useless Context Menu key to the middle-click on my laptop.
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Display Resolution Getting Changed Automatically (sometimes) - Win7x64 - Asus M3A78-EM

AMD PC Motherboard - Asus M3A78-EM (installed VGA drivers from Asus website - AMD_VGA_V863200_XPVistaWin7.zip) It has VGA and HDMI inbuilt ports (ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics 256MB) VGA is connected ...
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Windows 7 - 64 Computer shuts off unexpectedly

I have a home built Windows 7 x64 computer with a Core 2 Quad CPU. It has recently taken to suddenly shutting down/turning off at unusual intervals. I should note that it powers down suddenly, and ...
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How do I configure SQL Server to allow other users to access a database?

Environment: Windows 7 Ultimate SQL Server 2005 Express 2 users on the computer I tried making the 2nd user a user in SQL Server (THINKPAD\2ndUser) and adding him to the database ("2ndUser"). ...
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Is it legal to use windows 7 home premium as business?

Someone told me this was illegal, is it?
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Internet in the router but not in the local network

I have a PC and a laptop (Windows 7 - both) which should connect through router to Internet. The router is Linksys wrt120. My ISP is using PPPoE. I have connected the Internet cable to the router, ...
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domain resolves old ip on win 7

I recently have moved my server and changed nameservers and ip, i updated my domain. but somehow in windows 7 when i go to my domain, it resolves old ip even though mac os x shows the new site. Then i ...
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How to make a folder (D:\xyz) accessible to only me in Windows-XP?

I'm using Windows XP on my lab computer. There is a global folder (d:\xyz). This is my folder and I want this folder to be accessible to only me. It should be invisible even if it is visible they ...
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Stop sharing network shares without removing them?

I have several shares on my Win7 machine. I need them to disappear from the network (and stay gone across reboots), without my having to actually remove the shares (because they need to reappear in a ...
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Where is my problem? The P6X58D Premium Mobo, Windows 7, or other?

I was having problems with my USB devices for an hour last night, and I am unable to determine the root cause of the problem. The two symptoms are: At seemingly random times (not consistently ...
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File types and locations (if any) to exclude from AntiVirus scanning?

Should I add any file types to my anti-virus's file type exclusion list? If so, which types? Should I add any locations (specifically for Windows 7) to an exclusion list? If so, which locations? ...
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Windows 7: How to change taskbar font color?

Windows 7 (non-Aero) uses a very low contrast white font color on my light blue taskbar. Personalize > Window Color does not offer an option to change the taskbar font. For Aero Themes the solution ...
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Is it a good idea to have the operating system on a solid state drive?

There is something I don't quite understand. I know a SSD helps with OS load times, but I'm not sure if all this boost is only noticeable/interesting when booting, or gives an all around considerably ...
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What is the quickest and safest way to test new software and revert all changes, if needed?

I'm looking for Windows 7 software that will allow me to quickly create a "checkpoint", do whatever I might need to do to my computer - install programs/drivers/updates, create/delete personal files, ...
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Getting BootMgr not found errors repeatedly on Windows 7 x64

So here is the basic configuration of the box: Primary RAID 1 (Mirror, Bootable): 2x 300GB WD SATA drives AMD Phenom Quad Core x64 @2.2 Asus M3N78 Pro Board 4GB RAM Windows 7 Ultimate Additionally, ...
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Windows 7 - media sharing extremely flakey (XBox 360)

I have constant headaches with Windows Media Library sharing, which I'm using to share my video library (a whole lot of AVI files on my computer's hard drive) with the XBox 360. I have the whole setup ...
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DNS Client Event 1012: Error reading local hosts file

My notebook boots extreme slowly and shows loads of the following error in the event log: Error reading local hosts file Source: DNS Client Events EventID: 1012 The computer is quite new, I kind ...
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How can I make a Windows 7 allow me to edit a data file?

I am running a Windows 7 operating system. I would like to edit a data file named "hosts" that is found in the following library: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts The OS does not allow changes, ...
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Having to Toggle Between Two Sets of Video Drivers

So, I've got a Win7 64-bit gaming PC with GTX 260's. Recently, StarCraft 2 had an issue with flickering, which NVidia fixed with a new set of drivers. However, these new drivers induce unplayable ...
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Firewall configuration for Windows 7 and the Greenbow VPN client

I'm looking for the correct firewall/router settings to get the Greenbow VPN client to work with Windows 7 64-bit. It never seems to get past phase 1 in the connection process.
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Explorer fails to load with UAC enabled

While running an InstallShield based installer, my Windows 7 machine became unresponsive. After forcing a reboot, I can log in to the system, but explorer does not run. I can log in as a different ...