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Make Opera stop displaying each tab on the taskbar

I just switched from Chrome to the newest version of Opera, which I really like, except that in Windows 7, it does the same thing as IE does and acts like every tab is a separate window. I find this ...
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Multiple installs of windows

I have previously had dual installs of win7. 32bit / 64bit. I have uninstalled / removed the harddrive that contained the 32bit now. At startup I still get chose which Win7 you want to boot. Working ...
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Is it safe to delete the “recovery” partition from my hard drive

There is a partition in my hard disk that is meant to be reserved for recovery. And it is named recovery. The partition is 7Gb in size. Is it safe to format this partition so that I could also save ...
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Screen freezes, mouse still works on Windows 7 - requires reboot

I started having super annoying problems on my machine all of a sudden (no hardware or software changes were made). I can use the PC normally, and all of a sudden, the screen would just freeze, and ...
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Windows 7 hung during installation — why and what can I do?

I am upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7, and the installation process has gone into a loop during the "Expanding Windows Files" step. It is 17% through that step, and just alternates between a ...
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uninstalling windows 7, not reverting or installing anything else

I am borrowing a friends laptop and have my own version of windows 7 installed. Now I am returning it and want to uninstall the os. My friend will install his own operating system at some point. I ...
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How do you run multiple instances of Office Communicator?

How can you run multiple instances of Office Communicator at one time? I tried holding shift, right click, run as administrator but that still brings up the existing instance.
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How to completely remove flash from Windows 7?

I know Flash is the problem, how do I remove it from a Windows 7 computer completely?
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Fully Independent Screensavers for Multiple Monitors?

I am using dual monitors, but one of them is not used often. It's just for monitoring CPU, RAM, and hard disk usage, clock, and some gadgets. I really want to have a screensaver for it, which will ...
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Setting up Lynx Browser on Windows 7

Can anyone provide a walk through of getting the Lynx browser up and running on Windows 7. I want to do some accessibility testing with this browser but I can't find any simple steps to getting it ...
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How can I take a screenshot of my logon screen in Windows 7?

Ideally, this can be done for a non-virtual installation of Windows 7 and without the use of an RDP client connection. There are numerous blog posts, how-to's, etc that include screen shots of the ...
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Why does Outlook 2007 lose connection to Exchange when Windows 7 64-bit turns off display?

The problem: When Windows 7 puts the display to sleep, Outlook 2007 and also Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 lose the connection to the Exchange server. When I unlock the computer, Outlook is ...
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Cannot connect to Windows 7 shares from Ubuntu 9.04!

This has been driving me crazy!!! I updated one of my windows boxes from XP to Windows 7 and now my Ubuntu boxes cannot connect to the shares on that windows box!!!! I have done a lot of research on ...
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Can you downmix Windows 7 sound to mono?

I need my Windows 7 64 bit machine to output mono downmixed sound. Downmixed, not just single channel (I'm deaf in one ear). Is there any possibility to force such behavior. I'm looking for a ...
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Does windows 7 come with Silverlight preinstalled on a standard end- user system?

I am asking as Windows 7 laptops (at least from dell) seem to come with Flash preinstalled.
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How can I view my dead laptop on my PC?

I have a laptop with a dead screen - the rest of the hardware works, I've tested it using my TV. I can plug it into my PC via S-Video. I'm on Windows 7. Is there some program I can use to view the ...
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Prevent “- Shortcut” suffix when creating shortcuts on Windows 7

Some superuser answers and many other Google hits show that setting link to 00 00 00 00 for the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ will stop ...
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Multiple Monitors w/ Different Video Cards

I currently have an NVIDIA GeForce 8600 running 2 monitors. I'd like to run a 3rd off the Intel G965 onboard graphics, but Windows 7 won't run both drivers at once. Any advice?
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View largest files on computer

I'm using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, and have had success with Tree File size, but I'm looking for a way to scan the hard drive and list the largest files, not necessarily the folder sizes, but by ...
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Restore open applications, documents, and window state

When working on a project, I generally have a couple of Explorer windows open to relevant folders and a couple of applications (e.g. Eclipse and a form development tool) open to specific project-...
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Windows XP Cant install STOP error 0x0000007B

When i insert my XP cd before i could get to the install or repair screen i get this error I found this and i am unsure what the problem is. Does it not like my HD? XP installed on my laptop in the ...
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Can I map a drive to a NAS (linux based) from my Windows 7 PC

I want to buy an NAS to use as backup and to store pictures. I want to be able to create disk images, through Acronis, and store them there as well. Can I map a drive to the NAS in Windows 7 and ...
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bootmgr missing after restoring with sysresccd

I backed up my laptop months ago. Today i repartition the drive and used sysresccd with partimage to restore the HDD. I got a success msg after restoring however when booting i get a bootmgr missing ...
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Windows 7 boot process is completely dead

It's been eight hours now that I try fixing my windows system. After I uninstalled ubuntu, and moved the windows seven partition to fill the space freed by the operation, I tried to fix the Windows 7 ...
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Can files backup with the Windows 7 backup software be restored on Vista/XP

If I use the build in backup on Windows 7, then need to access a file from a Vista or XP machine, can I do so?
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What are the pro and cons of using the built in backup software in Windows7

I am thinking of setting up my wife lattop to use the build in Windows 7 backup rather than WD Anywhere Backup. (WD Anywhere Backup keeps crushing on my vista machine and I am losing faith in it) ...
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How to keep windows explorer from showing icons in a specific folder?

I've got a directory inside my personal folder that has a few hundred items in it. Since most of them are installers for different programs each one has its own icon. Problem is: when I open that ...
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How do I stop my laptop running Windows 7 from going into sleep mode when on a low battery?

I'm having problems with my battery so I'm trying to drain it completely inorder to re-calibrate it. Its been acting very strange. At time shows that I have only 29 mins left and the next moment it ...
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Windows vs. UNIX for Virtualbox Host OS

I inherited a DELL PowerEdge 2500. The system currently has Windows 2003 Server for the host OS, but for various reasons, I plan to fully erase and reload the system. The system is going to use ...
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Buy Windows 7 Home Premium in english language from a european country

I live in Italy and I would like to buy Windows 7 in us english language (need it as a programmer). The support service of the italian online Microsoft store told me that it is not possible to get it ...
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Errors while executing 32bit installers on a 64bit Windows-7

I have few installer executables which are 32 bit versions. When i tried to install those programs by executing on Windows-7 OS, it gave following error: The version of this file is not compatible ...
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What is the keyboard shortcut to enter address bar of Windows Explorer in the German version of Windows 7?

I open Windows Explorer mostly by using the Win+E shortcut. I want to enter the folder directly after Windows-Explorer opened but for that I have to use the mouse, click to the address bar and then I ...
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Does EndNote X3 normally run on 64-bit Windows 7?

I can only find system requirements for EndNote X4, but I only have access to a copy of X3.0.1. (I've now found the specification for EndNote X3, and it says Windows Vista or Windows XP, but ...
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How did I become Infected with AV Security Suite?

Today, I was infected with the "AV Security Suite" malware. I believe it was this evening after viewing some links on digg.com (news aggregation site) using internet explorer. On one particular site,...
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How to change extensions?

In Windows 7, I want to change an .ai (Adobe Illustrator) file extension to a .pdf extension...How do I do this? I have tried renaming the file, but Win7 still thinks it is a .ai file...how do I ...
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Keystroke to open a new window in Windows 7 Explorer?

I'm a bit late to the Windows 7 party, and having just installed it yesterday, I'm already sorely missing an XP feature. In explorer, I used to be able to click the toolbar Up button with Ctrl held ...
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Audio CDs Won't Play In WMP 11 In Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why won’t regular CDs play on my Windows 7 system? I've got some regular audio CDs that I cannot get to play on my Windows 7 (64 bit) system. When I try to play them ...
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ClearMyTracksByProcess 10554 slowing down Win7 PC (rundll32.exe inetcpl.cpl)

Here's complete info from the Command Line in Task Manager: rundll32.exe C:\Windows\system32\inetcpl.cpl,ClearMyTracksByProcess 10554 There are 2 of those running, taking up 150K to 900k memory &...
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Upgrading to Windows 7 and staying attached to a domain - via VPN

I want to upgrade my work laptop from XP to Windows 7. However I work several thousand miles away from the physical network and I connect each day via CheckPoint SecuRemote VPN software. How can I ...
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Ethernet data transfer rates

I have a simple computer networking question. Gigabit connection, both computers have 500GB 7200rpm hard drives. One is core i7 860, and the other is Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz. Both pretty fast computers. ...
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How to tile or cascade windows of an individual program?

A previous question, while it tells you how to tile or cascade, does not tell you how to tile or cascade the windows of an individual program in Windows 7, as you could do in Windows XP. Does anyone ...
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Why won't regular CDs play on my Windows 7 system?

I've got some regular CDs that I cannot get to play on my Windows 7 (64 bit) system. When I try to play them I get the message: "Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The Player might not ...
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Windows 7 not recognizing printer for driver (re)installation

A user deleted her printer. She is using a HP Deskjet 6940 printer, and for her desktop she has a HP dx2400, with Windows 7. After I plug in the USB cable it should install the new drivers, but it ...
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Windows can't read certain files I copy to my thecus N4100 NAS

I have a strange issue here. I copy some files to a Thecus N4100 NAS from Windows. I can read the files on Windows before I copy them, but then I cannot read them from the NAS anymore. That is to say ...
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How to copy a damaged file? (windows 7)

I am trying to copy a 1GB .vob file, and in the middle of copying it says "can't copy the file - retry?" I can open the file and play it (at least part way). I imagine the file is damaged, is there ...
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Configure Boot Menu

I Have Two Hard Disk Drive.In One Hard Disk Installed Windows Xp And In Other Hard Disk Installed Windows 7.I Want Install Two Hard Disk in One System And Configure This System For Boot Menu with ...
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How to detect differences between folders? (after copying) - on win 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compare directories on Windows I copied many many files from one hard drive to another. During the process some of the files where skipped. I now want to find who they ...
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Adobe Shockwave Player install problem

Win7 Home Prem 32bit I have admin rights I am trying to install Adobe Shockwave Player but am getting the following message almost as soon as i click on the Shockwave_Installer_Slim.exe Error ...
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Can I boot my notebook via eSata pci-xpress card?

I would like to boot directly from an external hard disk to improve performance over my internal notebook hard disk. My notebook has no native eSata jack but a pci express card. As my BIOS doesn't ...
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how to install windows 7 if its not compatible with the hardware

Is it possible that a laptop. Or a computer isn't compatible with windows 7 even if it has 2Gb of memory and a decent 2Ghz intel processor? Its a dell laptop with drivers that is only compatible with ...