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Large Users Profile - Windows 7 - Machine running slowly

I have the MD of a client of ours who has a Windows 7 Profile that is currently 14GB thanks to Videos/Music and Documents. The first thing we did was to switch from roaming to local. What I need to ...
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Why do I have a different jump list for Outlook 2007

I understand that the Windows 7 jump list for Outlook 2007 should look something like the one on the left, whereas mine, on the right contains only the three basic items and an ICS file I imported ...
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How do I transfer a Windows 7 installation to a new HDD?

I've just got all the parts I need to build a new PC but the SATAII hard drive I ordered did not come and I've received an IDE drive instead. While I wait to get the correct drive type and send the ...
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How can I view Hebrew characters on my English Windows 7?

I need to view a text file that contains Hebrew characters, how can I do this on Windows 7? I don't want to change my default language to Hebrew just view the file.
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Windows 7 Loading speed

I have installed Windows 7 64-bit about two week ago. Since then everything was working alright, but yesterday Windows started to load much slower. Main delay comes while Windows logo is glowing -- it ...
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Windows 7 not showing full capacity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 taking more space than Vista? Okey i recently installed windows 7 on my 500 gb hdd. It says the the max capacity space of my HDD is 465, but it is actually ...
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compatible applications for vmware thinapp [closed]

compatible applications for vmware thinapp? For windows 7 or xp
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How to send fax from windows7?

How to send fax from windows7? Any Suggestion.. I am using outlook 2007 i want to send a mail as fax.. Is it possible?
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Disable highlight on applications that needs attention in Windows 7

How do I disable the annoying yellow color of applications that needs attention in Windows 7. An example would be the Firefox download, every time I download, the icon on the Taskbar always blinks ...
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Performance of Google Desktop Search on Windows 7

I have read that that installing Google Desktop Search on Vista can slow down the computer because Vista already has a search indexing feature, and adding Google's separate indexing feature results in ...
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Windows 7 made 2 hour shift for Daylight Savings Time

My win7-64 ultimate has set the clock ahead 2 hours. It appears to have done it in increments of 1 hour, with the second 1 hour shift made sometime today. The first, correct, shift for Daylight ...
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Windows 7 Desktop icons turned off after every reboot

I have a windows 7 x64 laptop, and every time I reboot all icons on my desktop are missing. I can get them back by right clicking on the desktop and selecting View -> Show Desktop Icons, but I'd ...
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control panel shortcut in start menu is missing

I do not know what did I do, but I cannot see the control panel shortcut in windows 7 start menu. How do I put it back. The shortcut that comes with the computer, games, documents, device and printers ...
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Intel video driver upgrade now makes my external monitor display red-only with HDMI cable

I have an HP G60 notebook with a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset video display (Driver version is 8.15.10.2021). OS is Win7 Home Premium. I also have an LG widescreen display that I was ...
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Windows 7 Explorer menu bar, my new nightmare!

I've tried anything you can think of to hide the windows 7 explorer's menu bar but it didn't work. something is wrong with mine, help.
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How to get multimonitor remote desktop to work in win-server 2008 R2

I've tried to connect to my windows server 2008 R2 using Windows 7 and also I've checked the checkbox "use all monitors for the remote connection" (or what it was called), however it only shows up on ...
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Is there a way to execute a program on power events?

I'm basically looking for a way to execute an application when my laptop transitions to battery power and, similarly, when it returns to AC. Is there a built-in hook in Windows or a third-party ...
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What happens if the schedule for my windows7 update is never met?

It's set to update every day at 3.00 am. What happens if it isn't on a that time? Does ii check for updates the first time it opens after that or does it wait until it's on at 3 am some time in the ...
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Why does Windows Media Center try to open zip files?

Notes: OS is windows 7, browser is latest firefox. After saving a zip file to the desktop, Windows Media Center opens up. I looked around its config settings but could not find anything related to ...
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How to find out what Windows Media Player version I have?

Microsoft appears to be removing about boxes for its operating system apps. How do you get the version of Windows Media Player? I can't find it reported on any of the windows.
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How to disable monitor auto detection in Windows 7?

I am currently running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with a dual monitor setup with an NVIDIA 7950 GT graphics card. One monitor is dedicated to this machine and the other monitor is connected to a DVI ...
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Windows 7: Backup Libraries in Windows Explorer

Is there a specific path or a registry where the library settings are stored. So that i can backup and restore my libraries when ever I restore my computer using an image or reinstall my computer
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Windows 7 context menu not disappearing after selecting an option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Persisting right click menu highlight I have a very annoying problem for several days now. Whenever I open context menu in any application on my Windows and select any ...
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How to monitor an XP machine

I have a Windows 7 machine and XP machine on the same router. If someone is using the XP machine, how can I see what they're doing from my Windows 7 machine?
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Cannot login to Windows7 in normal mode but can in safe mode

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate computer (Shuttle) that I built myself and in it I put a Solid State Drive (SSD). It's been working well for a number of months but now when I start it there are problems. ...
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Possible to create a shortcut in Windows 7 to a mounted network drive in XP Mode?

I'm using an application that mounts a remotely hosted directory as a drive in Windows. Unfortunately, it doesn't run under 64-bit Windows 7. Using Windows 7's "XP Mode," though, the app works just ...
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Generic Hp LaserJet 1012 Printer Drivers For Windows 7 x64?

I've recently upgraded a machine to Windows 7 x64. This machine has a 1012 printer attached. According to HP's site, the printer is no going to be supported in Windows 7. Are there generic drivers ...
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VM won't see network

I have a win7 64bit VM running on Vmware 7 workstation on a host (win7 64bit). The vm was able to see the network just fine, but now it cannot. I was running 6.5.3 and installed vmware 7 then rebuilt ...
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Software to manage “application profiles”, which services are running, etc., on Windows?

I am looking for a particular type of program. I use my computers in various "modes", like gaming, programming, just plain surfing, etc. What I'd like to find is a program that can help me manage ...
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Windows 7 autorun enabled… yet disabled?

The checkbox "Use AutoPlay for all media and devices" is checked. Yet, at some point in time, my computer has stopped giving me AutoPlay prompts. I can't really elaborate beyond this because that's ...
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Scan And Fix a RAW drive

Basically I got the same problem as described in this thread. When I plug my HTC Hero Android Phone with USB into my Windows 7 computer I get a "Do you want to Scan and Fix" message. However, if I ...
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How to add 'Pin to Startbar' or 'Pin to Taskbar' for all users or default user

In windows XP, you can add a shortcut to the start menu or desktop for all users by copying/moving the shortcut to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users[Desktop|Start Menu] I know same is the case in ...
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Windows user account just for accessing network shares on a Windows 7 machine

I would like my Xbox (Xbmc) to access my Windows 7 shares without having Guest accounts enabled and without using my Administrator account login details. I have tried making it an account called Xbox ...
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A Media Player that increases the sound volume?

I have some movies that they have low sound volume , thus I'm looking for a Media Player that increase the sound volume by itself. Would be OK if you introduced me the Media Player that could do it? ...
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Windows 7 pc freezes for an indeterminate amount of time after unlocking

Not sure if this type of question is appropriate for this forum, but I've tried everything I can think of to solve this problem aside from format/reinstall. I recently got a new work PC (Dell ...
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How do I install .NET framework 1.1 for Windows 7

The problem: Lord of the Rings Online required .NET framework 1.1 to be installed. It will not recongize other higher versions. Downloading the standalone installer yields exceptions at the end of the ...
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How to create a custom control panel in Windows 7

A control panel that has only the functions that I need. How do I create one?
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How to change scroll bar size in Windows 7

How to change scroll bar size in Windows 7?
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Routing all Traffic through OpenVPN Tunnel

I have installed OpenVPN server on Archlinux and am now using OpenVPN GUI on Windows 7, I can talk to other computers connected through the VPN but I have not yet figured out how to route all traffic ...
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Windows 7 “Not Responding”

At my office we've got 2 Dell XPS M1530 laptops. Both have been running up to date installations of Windows 7 with NOD 32 Anti Virus for months now with no problems. Last week however both started ...
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Changing network type from Unidentified network to Private network on an OpenVPN connection

Is it possible to change the connection type in Windows 7? I have a OpenVPN connection which is identified as "unidentified network" and I do not want to apply certain rules to all unidentified ...
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Customizing user privileges for an account in Windows (xp/vista/7)?

I'm a .NET developer and recently learning WINDOWS API. When ever a program starts, my Kaspersky anti-virus says "application belonging to trusted group is trying to set debug previleges". I started ...
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Personal VPN Solutions

I want to set up a VPN for my laptop to connect back at home so that I don't have to directly expose my desktop computer to the internet. Here is what I have: Internet -> DD-WRT v24sp1-mega -> ...
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How do I access files on a Mac OS X Server under Windows?

I'm trying to connect to a server at work which is run on a Mac but I have a PC (windows 7) at home. I have path to connect in the format of afp://server.com/files. Is there a client that I need ...
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How to display Windows Explorer column headers in “List” mode?

Windows Vista File Explorer used to display column headers regardless of whether it was in the Details or List view. However Windows 7 displays column headers only in the Details view. Details View ...
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Setting up FTP via Windows Explorer on Windows 7

I can't see how to do this on windows 7 http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/516/Setting+up+FTP+via+Windows+Explorer Click on Add Network Place.
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How to find wireless network mode in windows 7

I want to know if my wireless mode is of type b or g on windows 7. How do I find out?
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Any tips to extend battery life under 'Bootcamped' Win 7

I have a late 2008 MacBook and have recently installed Windows 7 via Bootcamp. Under OSX I can get about 4 hours of web browsing and general usage but under 7 that is slashed to about 2 hours. I ...
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Windows 7 glass-like Aero feature - unable to enable

I have a 4 months old PC with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Windows Experience Index is 5.4. Intel i5 processor 6GB memory nVidia GT220 video card. During games, Windows reported shortage ...
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How to use X11 forwarding with PuTTY

I have a VM with RHEL 5 without an X server. My host has Windows 7. I need to connect to the VM and redirect the X11 output of the commands to my host. I know that if my host were a GNU/Linux ...