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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 ...
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How to upgrade from Windows 7 x86 to Windows 7 x64? [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 want to move up to Win7 64 bit from Win7 ...
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Mouse lags on HDD activity

My mouse lags very badly, when HDD activity happens. (I have Microsoft Desktop 6000 Wireless mouse) Any ideas?
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Why are my registry updates ( at boot ) slow?

So, for the past 6 months or so, the Windows 7 registry updates that happen at booting my laptop are going really slow. Where it usually takes a few seconds, it will now take up to 10 minutes. Any ...
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Recover a partition

So I really thought this question would have been answered already... but I can't find it. One of the drives I had in my system had a single partition on it. When I turned my machine on recently it ...
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stop windows 7 from warning me about opening a file

I have a linux VM sharing a folder with windows 7. I have a file with no extension. By default it opens in my fav text editors. Everytime i double click it, i get a messaging saying files from the ...
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Program or utility to identify which version of SATA is present on my motherboard (SATA I, II, or III)?

Is there a program or utility available (preferably free) that can identify which versions of SATA are supported by my motherboard? The application needs to either be compatible with Windows 7 (x32 ...
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What version of Windows 7 Ultimate do I need? [closed]

I completely wiped out my widows xp and removed it from the hard drive. I want to get windows 7 Ultimate, but the prices are all over the ball park. So is it the OS program that I need? Will I need ...
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windows 7 and desktop icons

how to put the real webpage icon on desktop of windows 7 with explorer it was simply shortcut on windows xp and in firefox i'd go to view/ page info/media...save the icon in a folder then left click ...
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How to View Users Connected to Ad-Hoc Network on Windows 7?

Question How do I detect/manage users who are connected to my laptop's ad-hoc network? Background I have a Windows 7 laptop with a wired network connection. I've set up an ad-hoc network following ...
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Can't see any entries on “File Types” tab on Windows 7's Desktop Search

For some reason, Windows Desktop Search (included with Windows 7.0) now no longer shows any file types on the "Advanced Options" dialog box. Any ideas on how to fix this? WDS claims to be indexing......
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extending partition in windows 7

I'm using disk management utility in windows 7. To extend one of my partitions. But I got this warning saying that I won't be able to start installed operating systems from any volume in the disk. ...
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Steam refuses to update/run on my computer

I have just installed Steam on my computer. However, whenever I try to update it (first time use), it just displays the update window, sits at 0% and then vanishes a couple of seconds later. I did an ...
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How to completely uninstall/remove cygwin from Windows 7

How can I completely uninstall/remove cygwin? I don't think it is as simple as deleting C:\cygwin. Maybe alter registry?
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Configuring a MySQL 5.1 Instance on Windows 7 Professional x64 Fails

I'm trying to set up my laptops to function as mobile development environments. Installing the software on my Linux machine and getting it configured was fairly straightforward, however I'm having ...
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How to prevent a shared Win7 computer from being shutdown by others, and to have it sleep instead?

I would like to be able to prevent a shared computer from being shutdown by others, because I use WakeOnLan to wake the computer - however this doesn't work when it is off, and the other users of the ...
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Cannot copy file from external disk to laptop

I have an external hard drive which contains many files copied from another PC running XP. While I was copying files from this external disk to a laptop running 64 bit Windows 7 I got errors that I ...
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Quickcam driver for Windows 7

Is there a way to get a Quickcam Pro 4000/5000 to work on Windows 7? The website shows that there are only drivers available for XP and Vista. Maybe an open source webcam driver project?
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Using HSDPA modem on Windows 7

I usally don't like the software (not the drivers, the other stuff) that hardware manufactorers bundle with their hardware. Now I have a build in HSDPA modem in my DELL notebook. Can I configure a ...
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Share DVD/CD Drive from MacBook Pro to Windows 7

I have an HP Envy laptop, but doesn't come with a DVD/CD drive. I want to install games from DVD. I know that MacBook Airs are able to use DVD/CD drives from other computers. Can I get my MacBook Pro ...
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How to use emacs color-theme on Windows, and help with the .emacs/.emacs.d?

Help would be hugely appreciated :) Here is what I have done: Downloaded the latest release of GNU Emacs and installed it on Windows 7 Completed the tutorial Set my home path as C:\Users\User, so I ...
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Buying Prebuilt 32 bit Windows 7 Machine

I have a lot of 32 bit hardware drivers for printers, scanners, etc.. and I was looking to buy a new computer with 32 bit Windows 7 and 3 GB RAM. All of my current computers are kinda old with only 1 ...
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How can I delete a symbolic link?

I created a symlink using mklink. Now I need to change it but I can't figure out how to delete it so I can recreate it correctly.
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Lock your computer after 5 minutes of inactivity

I know you can automatically Sleep and Hibernate your computer with a timer. But these affect running programs and stop downloads ... so I was wondering if there is a way to automatically Lock your ...
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How do I restore shortcut icon images in Windows 7?

I recently uninstalled UI tweaking software WinBubble. This offered the option to remove the shortcut arrow from shortcuts (Similar to TweakUI for XP). Since uninstalling, all of my shortcuts look ...
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HP Z200 DisplayPort is not working with DVI LCD screen

I finalized the process of imaging a bunch of Z200. Right now, I need to setup a computer running Windows 7 with a DVI screen and the other one, connected with the DisplayPort/DVI adapter. This one is ...
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Simple utility to rip ISO's on Windows (7) [closed]

I'm after a really simple utility to rip ISO's from CD's and DVD's on Windows 7. Ideally it would be very small, free and have no spammy-ness to it (no advers, no nags etc). A simple right click of ...
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USB Storage is Write-Protected [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the write protection from a USB flash disk I have a Raidon GR3630-2S-SB2+ External RAID enclosure that I've just hooked into my system. For some reason, it's coming ...
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Setting CPU cores off-limits to all threads not specified (preferably in Windows 7)

I have a really specific machine configuration in the works that would really be helped out if there were any way to do this...basically what I'm looking for is the opposite of setting CPU Affinity ...
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Prevent laptop from going to sleep when I close the lid, but only if I'm connected to an external display

When I'm connected to an external display, I would like to close the laptop without it going to sleep. When I'm not connected to an external display, I would like to have closing the lid put the ...
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How to Drag-and-Move Files between drives on Windows 7 by Default?

Whenever I drag files from my desktop to a secondary drive on my Windows 7 PC it copies by default. I know I can shift+drag it over but what I'd like to do is make the default move instead of copy. ...
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How can I find the GUID of my graphics device?

How can I find the GUID of my DirectX/Direct3D graphics device in Windows 7? I need to put it in a registry entry.
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How do I edit or add to Notepad++ HTML/CSS autocomplete?

Could anyone tell me how to go about editing the existing CSS and/or HTML autocomplete language in Notepad++? My Google-fu has let me down and I can't find an answer. In essence, I want to add some ...
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How to delete a font in Windows 7 that is still in use?

I installed a barcode font for a project. The font was installed thru the Fonts control panel. Now I would like to remove the font from my system but when I try to delete it it gives me a warning ...
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windows 7 physical partition setup

anyone help me?? im having problems setting up my new computer. what i want to do is put win 7 on the solid state drive (32g) and have everything else running from a 1TB HHD?? sounds simple and ive ...
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Installing Multiple OS on external hard drive

I have only 200Gb of hard disk space on my laptop. But I want to be able to boot multiple OS on it. With the use of an external hard drive. I prefer to install: Ubuntu 10.04 Linux Mint Windows XP ...
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Add other file types in the “New” context menu

I'm trying to add PHP and HTML files' entries to the right-click on Desktop -> New menu. It says the values were successfully added to registry but still they don't show up in the menu. [...
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Is Google Chrome, 32 bit only?

when I checked my Task Manager -> Processes .. I noticed that Google Chrome is running as a 32bit application. ie. chrome.exe *32 is there a way to make it 64 bit? OS: Windows 7 x64 Bit.
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List of Utilties Similar to Lifehacker's Texter?

Does anybody have a list of utilities similar to LifeHacker's Texter? It works great except that some of the features didn't really make the leap to Windows 7. (for instance when you try to delete ...
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Is there a way to check big directories on HD

Currently on my C drive I have this weird situation and I can't get what file / files / directory is filling the HD space up as I have nothing installed on C that could get that high space maybe a ...
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Upgrade Windows XP Professional (32-bit) to Windows 7 Professional (32-bit): Do I have to re-install all my applications?

If I'm upgrading, do I have to re-install all of my applications? I hope not. I don't see how re-installing the apps would help (except if the OS upgrade wipes/resets the registry)--the app files on ...
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Prevent Closing of Windows 7 On-Screen Keyboard

I'm attempting to create a touchscreen app running on windows 7. I need to be able to prevent the user from closing the on-screen keyboard (or the input panel keyboard, since that's dockable). Are ...
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Truecrypt v. PGP v. Bitlocker for whole disk encryption?

This is a follow up on a previous thread from last year (What software should I use to encrypt my hard drive?): any more thoughts on whole disk encryption? I'm getting a new laptop and am willing to ...
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How to set up a Windows Vista or 7 Standard User Account?

I have always used an admin account for my Windows installations, but I've started to see the usefulness of separating admin and standard user accounts for everyday usage. I plan to reinstall Windows ...
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VNC single click and UAC on Windows 7

I work for an IT consulting company and we have been using UltraVNC Single Click to remote in to our users' desktops. It has been working really well and our techs have been very satisfied with this ...
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Choosing an encryption protocol for a wireless network [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I configure my wireless network for the strongest security? What is the most practical security method for a home wireless network? I need to configure my ...
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Computer won't boot

My computer is not starting. I have a black screen and it gives me series of beeps. Can some body please let me know what might be the problem.
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How to force Visio 2010 to start without a new blank template

Is there a way to force Visio 2010 on Win7 to start up without opening a new blank template? In other words, when Visio 2010 starts, it always brings up a new Viso template (similar to what Word ...
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locked document and settings folder in windows 7

I don't know why but I suddenly cannot access the documents and settings folder in windows 7. It has the pad lock icon on it. And whenever I try to change the settings in the properties>Security tab. ...