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Can I remove the drive letter on the SD card I'm using for Readyboost?

I'm using a 4GB SD Card in my Windows 7 laptop with Rreadyboost turned on for that particular card. In My computer the SD card shows its own drive letter. Since I'm only using the SD card for ...
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How to stop “User Account Control” from coming up on certain programs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you turn off UAC for a single app? Hi I have windows 7 and I am wonder is there away to stop the "User Account Control" message from coming up on certain programs. ...
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Hiding the Taskbar Label Only for Specific Applications

I run my taskbar buttons with the setting Combine when taskbar is full. Q: Is there any way to force some of your pinned taskbar applications to only use the "icon" rather than the icon + label? I ...
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7stacks doesn't work in windows 7

7stacks by Alastria comes highly recommended for Windows 7. I've installed it on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. When I run 7Stacks, the cursor turns busy for maybe 10 seconds and nothing else ever ...
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Overclocking Intel E2180 Problems

I just upgraded to Windows 7 Pro 64bits and added 2 gigs of extra memory. I been overclocking my Intel E2180 for quite a long time now(since I got it) and these following settings always worked. I ...
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Windows 7 RTM 32Bit vs 64Bit (with 4GB RAM)

I just upgraded to 64Bit Win 7 RTM - very happy with it - I also have 4GB RAM. The problem is I bought an expensive Logitech Wireless USB Headset, that sounds really choppy in a 64Bit system - it ...
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Upgrade from XP Professional to Windows 7

I would like to upgrade from XP Professional to Windows 7 Professional. Could someone give me a few basic steps of the process? I keep reading about "clean installs", "migration", and saving ...
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Folders open in new windows when set to use same window

Windows 7: I have the Browse folders option set to "Open each folder in the same window" in the Folder Options dialog. Double-clicking folders opens a new window. Please, make it stop.
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Windows 7 Upgrade

Like many of you i'm looking at windows 7. I've heard a lot about them wanting you to have an installed version of windows on your hard drive before being able to upgrade. Is this still the case? ...
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Windows 7 Applications keep taking exclusive audio control

I'm running the Win7 Beta. Applications keep stealing exclusive audio control. For instance, every time Trillian makes a noise everything else is muted (even if noise levels continue in the mixer). ...
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Windows 7 Natively on Mac OS X Bootcamp, Airport Wifi Unable To Connect [closed]

I am using a brand new MacBook Pro. I am running a copy of Windows 7 natively via bootcamp (No use of Virtual Machine Software at all). However the only way I can get Windows to connect to the ...
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Windows 7 RC License

The release candidate of Windows 7 was available a few months ago, and that is valid until June/July 2010. What's the limit of how many machines you can install it on?
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How do I setup Task Scheduler in Windows 7 to compress a folder using 7-Zip File Manager?

I would like to get 7-Zip Manager to zip my wwwroot folder on a weekly basis. Is it possible to automate this with Windows 7 Task Scheduler, and if so, what are the exact steps to do this?
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What's the maximum size Windows 7 allows for ReadyBoost?

I read somewhere the Windows 7 had removed the limit on ReadyBoost from 4GB and now allows an unlimited number of GBs. I would like to reconfirm this as a fact. At present, my Windows 7 RC 7100 ...
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Is it advisable to use multiple ReadyBoost flash drives?

I am a fan of ReadyBoost and have seen good results using it with my work laptop. I tried something today and connected a second flash drive (2GB) and configured it for use with ReadyBoost. The first ...
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How to edit the registry in Windows 7

Seems like a simple question, but how do you edit the registry in Windows 7? regedit seems nowhere to be found. Or at least typing "reg" into the Search box on the start menu yields nothing, even ...
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Adaptive Brightness service with MacBook Pro with Windows 7 x64 RTM

I just installed Windows 7 enterprise x64 RTM on a MacBook Pro unibody using Boot Camp 3.0 from Snow Leopard. Everything installs very smoothly like HP/Copmpaq SmartStart. I noticed, however, that the ...
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Deleting a file in Windows 7 skips the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly

When I delete a file, it bypasses the recycle bin and is deleted permanantly. I've made sure the recycle bin's "Don't move files to the recycle bin" option is unchecked and it has a maximum size of ...
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How do I bypass Visual Studio 2005 SP1 failing to install on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Visual Studio 2005 in Windows 7. When attempting to start, Windows 7 complains that Visual Studio 2005 is incompatible with Windows 7 and offers me to search online for a ...
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Net book with Windows 7 or its compatibility primarily for iTunes

Which is the best net book, that is compatible with Windows7. Better if it is shipped pre installed with Windows 7. A little backgroud: My primary system always runs Ubuntu (and I love it). It has ...
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Black screen after Windows startup

OK, here is a problem I've been struggling with all day. My computer was working fine until I recently unplugged one of the monitor cables to use for another computer. After I plugged it back, ever ...
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How to resolve a “driver failure” error in the Cisco VPN client connecting from a Windows 7 client

I have recently upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista SP1 to Windows 7 Professional. After the upgrade, if I try to use the Cisco VPN client to connect to a network, I get this message: Secure VPN ...
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Why does my caret position change mysteriously while I type?

I just plowed my Dell Precision M6400 laptop and installed 64-bit Windows 7. Everything seems pretty good, except that occasionally while I am typing, my caret ends up somewhere else within the text. ...
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Is it possible to disable the “scan and fix” message when inserting an SD Card?

Every time I insert the SD card from my camera into the card reader, I get this dialog: Of course there is no need to scan it. Is there a way to disable it?
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Windows Explorer Stuck on Cancelling

Does this ever happen to you? When try to copy a file and suddenly you want to cancel it or in my case I was try to write it over a network drive and I lost the connection. But regardless what's ...
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Windows Media Player - Display JPEG cover art for FLAC files

I got WMP 12 (on Windows 7 RC1) to play FLAC files by installing the Ogg Vorbis/FLAC, Direct Show filters, but WMP does not display the embedded cover artwork. After experimenting I found that it ...
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How to reconnect VPN automatically after sleep/hibernate on Vista/7?

I'm using Win 7's built-in VPN client but every time I put my computer to sleep / hibernate mode and then wake it up again, the connection is lost and I need to reconnect manually. Is there any way to ...
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How do I disable the 30 second delay on Remote Desktop connections to Windows 7 when a user is logged in?

I just installed Windows 7 on my laptop. I want to be able to log in using RDC quickly. If I failed to log out or disconnect prior to walking away from my laptop, when I attempt a RDC connection it ...
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How can I secure my remote box/user?

I'm going to outsource some development work to a stranger. I would like to run down my setup and what I've done thus far to take some precautionary measures. I'm hoping you all can provide me with ...
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Lenovo T61p Windows 7 LCD Change Brightness Does Not Work

Just installed Windows 7 on my T61p laptop. Besides the fact that i only missed 2 drivers (turbo memory, wusb) there are plenty of things not working on windows drivers alone. Main issue at the ...
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Disable the autoplay dialog in W7

I know that W7 has disabled the autorun feature by default when you insert a EHD if a Autorun.inf in the root folder, but plugging in the drive still caused the AutoPlay dialog to appear, Pictures and ...
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Why can't change the default program to open an extension in Windows 7?

I mistakenly assign Office Outlook to open my .eml files in Windows 7. But, as Outlook do not open such files, I downloaded Live Mail, but now I can not assign it to open this kind of file by default. ...
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Screen no longer turns off in Windows 7

I don't know why, but I noticed that my LCD screen no longer turns off after the time set in the Windows Power Options panel. I have tried to turn off the screen with Wizmo and that works fine. The ...
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How do I alter Windows 7 Media Sharing video resolution settings?

Is there a way of customising the quality of video output from the Windows 7 media sharing feature? When I view videos shared from my Windows 7 Ultimate PC that have been recorded at high quality ...
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Can I boot Linux from a VHD?

Is there some way to boot a Linux system from a VHD in Windows 7? If there is a way, how do I put it there in the first place? EDIT: To clarify, I'm not trying to run Linux in a VM. I'm trying to ...
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Cannot activate windows 7

I can't activate Windows 7, I get an error saying DNS name does not exist. Is something configured incorrectly somewhere? PS: I need the answer within 13 days ;) UPDATE: I had upgraded from my ...
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How do you install MSIE7 in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine on which I need to do testing on Internet Explorer 7 for a website I am working on. I cannot use VirtualPC or any virtualized Windows XP. What are my alternatives?
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Windows 7 and XP dual boot - resizing partitions on windows 7

I've just installed Win7 on my laptop and it is dual-booting with my Windows XP. I just realized that I should have added more space to Win7 as I will slowly abandon XP. My question is: Is it safe ...
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How do I get permissions to save in a folder that Windows 7 denies me from?

I'm getting this message - You don't have permissions to save in this folder - even though I am the only user on this machine, and administrator. How can I set permissions for myself to do ...
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How do I view or delete individual cookies in Windows 7 or Windows Vista?

I'd like to be able to view and delete individual cookies in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. I've looked in all the Internet Options dialogs that I can find, and also done ...
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Windows 7 set program as secure

I'm running Windows 7, and have a program that I run frequently that makes changes the OS (according to Windows 7). Every time I run it it asks me to confirm that this program is allowed to make the ...
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Headphone Jack does not work

I just upgrade a HP Pavilion tx2000 64-bit from Windows Vista to Windows 7. This was a clean install and NOT a upgrade. Now both headphone jacks do not work. I found the HP Vista Download page (I was ...
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Is Vista Home Basic eleigible for Seven upgrade pack?

I have genuine windows vista home basic which came with my Dell Inspiron 15 laptop. Is vista home basic eligible for upgrade pack? I mean can I purchase Seven Premium upgrade pack instead of buying ...
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How do I move a hard drive with Windows 7 from one machine to another?

Back in the XP days there was the sysprep tool but google returns hits only in context with XP and earlier operating systems.
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How long could it take to ZIP my wwwroot with around 2.74 GB of files and folders? [closed]

I want to Zip and backup my wwwroot folder which has around 127 sites and 2.74 GB of data. How long could it take to Zip a folder of this size (appx. 94,329 files and 23,368 folders) and is it safe to ...
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Can I use my Windows 7 license in a dual-boot configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When installing Windows 7 or Vista, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? I've purchased a retail license ...
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Expanding Files 0%, error 0x80070017 Windows 7 x64 RTM

I have downloaded Windows 7 x64 from MSDN. I have checked the hash of the file and it is correct. I have them made a bootble USB stick (http://kmwoley.com/blog/?p=345 (had to use my vista bootsect.exe ...
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Ctrl+Backspace inserts a small box instead of erasing

When I press Ctrl+Backspace, sometimes a small square is inserted, instead of the entire word being erased. If I copy and paste the character here, I get this: ``. But it doesn’t look quite like that ...
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Backup software (that runs on Windows) to burn files and folders to DVD every week?

Has anyone successfully burned a selection of folders (I'm sure you must have!) to disk every certain amount of time (scheduled)? I'm looking for a solution where I could leave a blank disk in one of ...
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What is the default search engine going to be in Windows 7? [closed]

Once Windows 7 finally ships in October, what's the default search engine going to be in Internet Explorer? Also, are there going to be any other web browsers installed by default (seems silly to me ...