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How do I get Realtek HD Audio 5.1 working on Windows 7?

I have problem with Realtek 5.1 driver for Windows 7 x64. I've installed newest drivers for Realtek HD Audio, but 5.1 still doesn't work, the only thing that works is front stereo. However, when I ...
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Windows 7 won't show SATA Hard Drive in My Computer

I have clean install of Windows 7 x64 with two SATA hard drives. When I open My Computer, I can see only the drive where Windows are installed (and all partitions), but I don't see the other one. ...
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Empty track in Windows Media Player 12 that can't be deleted

Right after I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7, I synced with my DropBox account that contains all of my music and added the directory to Windows Media Player 12. I now have a strange track that ...
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Notebook wakes up after disconnecting mouse

My Win7 notebook wakes up from sleep after disconnecting mouse. It is very annoying since I usually disconnect the mouse when I want to put it in the bag and leave. Vista behaves in the same manner. ...
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Different sized icons on desktop?

Windows (7 is what I'm running, but whatever): Is it possible to have different sized icons? For instance, have all but 1 be the standard size but then have 1 be extra large? I'd like to enlarge ...
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Can 2 users remote into a Windows 7 Ultimate box at the same time?

Can 2 users remote into a Windows 7 Ultimate box at the same time?
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Outlook account for multiple user accounts?

Using Outlook 2007, can I share a single Outlook profile over all the user accounts accessing one computer ? How about sharing the same outlook configuration ?
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System hangs with ESET NOD32 Antivirus and Windows 7 from VHD

I've installed the latest version of ESET NOD32 Antivirus Home Edition 4.0.468 onto a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate (x86). Windows boots from a VHD file (I suspect this is the problem). After ...
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Windows 7 Action Center messages via script

I would like to know how to read, via vbscript, WMI, Powershell etc -the new Windows 7 Action center messages that the user normally gets informed of. I want to read all those messages on each ...
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Windows 7 does not recognize Media Card Reader after upgrade from Vista

This question is a result of the issue stated in this SU-question. Please read it beforehand. I have upgraded my OS from Windows Vista Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Home Premium x64. It's a legal ...
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Windows 7 Windows XP mode cannot run - it says “Require Hardware Assisted Virtualization”

After installing the 2 files for Windows 7 Windows XP mode, the Start Menu now has Windows Virtual PC Windows XP Mode but clicking on the first merely brings out a folder, and clicking on the ...
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Why Windows 7 Windows XP Mode is needed? Can't I just run the Virtual PC with XP image on it?

Windows 7 Ultimate has a Windows XP Mode, and it is not supported for Windows 7 Home Premium version. The question is, why do I need it? Can't I just download Microsoft Virtual PC and the XP disk ...
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How can I change the Windows Partition on my iMac?

I used Bootcamp to install a Windows XP. Now I'd like to upgrade to Windows 7, that I already bought. Problem: The Partition is in FAT32 filesystem.... Can I modify it to NTFS without formatting it? ...
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USB hard drive doesn't graceful power off after eject on Windows 7

I have a couple of Seagate FreeAgent Go external USB hard drives and would like them to gracefully power off after ejecting in Windows 7. With Windows XP a few seconds after they are ejected they ...
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How to use virtual machines in Windows 7?

I was earlier using Windows Vista. Since some old but useful application didn't work properly in Windows Vista, I was using Windows XP virtual machine with "Microsoft Virtual PC 2007". Yesterday I ...
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Disable “Tap to Click” on Dell Inspiron 1525 running Windows 7

After my install of Windows 7, Dell Quickset will not download. I used quickset to disable tap to click in Vista. The download from the official dell site starts as a DellDriverDownload application, ...
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Center taskbar icons in Windows 7

I would like to center my taskbar icons similar to the Mac dock. Is this possible? It is. Here are my results:
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How to enable multiple logon remote desktop in Windows 7

In Vista you could copy the 2k8 server .dll for remote desktop and it would let you use remote desktop on the computer without logging off the active user. Does this work for Windows 7? Has anyone ...
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Why does my touchpad go crazy on Windows but not Linux?

I've had this problem on my laptop for sometime now. Anytime I try to use my touchpad it works correctly about 60% of the time in Windows, the other 40% of the time, it will jump to a random spot on ...
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How can I see if Windows 7 is using TRIM for my SSD drive?

I recently upgraded the firmware on my SSD to support TRIM and upgraded to Windows 7. How can I tell whether Windows is recognizing the drive as SSD and using TRIM correctly?
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Why is downloading on my Mac seven times slower than on my PC?

I've been working on trying to get my Mac up to speed on the net, and am experiencing some very strange results. First of all, webpages load slow on my Mac. Speedtest says Mac OS X 10.5 ...
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Corrupted the System partition on RAID configuration after a BIOS update, how do I recover data?

Problem: After an ASUS BIOS update to improve stability for 45 nm quad-core processors. On the next reboot, got the Windows Loading screen, and then a blue screen. Rebooted again, another blue ...
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Setting focus auto-raise and focus auto-raise delay in Windows 7

Does anyone know how to set focus follows mouse, focus auto-raise, and auto-raise delay in Windows 7? I've tried Ultimate Windows Tweaker, but that doesn't seem to have any mouse settings. I found a ...
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Can I use Windows 7 Homegroups with Windows Server 2008?

I'm not currently using the "Homegroup" functionality of Windows 7 because we already have all of our photos, videos, and music on a Windows Server 2008 box. But Win7 is really pushing Homegroup in ...
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Need guidance on Windows 7 and Virtual PC setup for a “development” machine

My work environment consists of 2 physical machines (W1 and W2). One is an IIS server, the other has SQL Server 2005. I want to replicate the environment on my Windows 7 laptop using virtual PC. ...
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IDE controller compatibility problem during Windows 7 x64 upgrade

I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium x64 and upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium x64. While Windows 7 Upgrade was collecting information just before loading the new system, it says: These devices ...
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Will all 32 - bit applications work on a 64 - bit Operating System? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 32-bit vs 64-bit systems Will all 32 - bit applications work on a 64 - bit windows 7 Operating System?
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Recovering Thunderbird mail after a Windows 7 upgrade

I installed Windows 7 over Windows XP and forgot to backup my emails. I still have the Thunderbird profile folder saved in Documents and Settings though. How do I go about recovering all my mail and ...
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Configuring Windows VPN Connection from Cisco AnyConnect

I don't know if it is possible but I would like to configure a Windows 7 VPN connection in a way that I can connect to a network which I normally reach by using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. Does Cisco ...
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Anyone know how to install a new graphics card on the Thinkpad T400?

Is that even possible? I know that it's hard to install new hardware on laptops, but it would be doable on a Thinkpad. The reason why I want a new graphics card is because the one I have is not ...
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Windows 7 keyboard shortcut to make current window transparent?

Is there a keyboard shortcut or some kind of setting to make the current window transparent? I go back and forth between windows a lot. If I could just make the window I'm looking at transparent, it ...
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HP Pavilion Laptop - Mapping the Remote Control?

Did some googling but didn't have any luck. I have a Pavilion dv7 - it came with a nifty little remote control that has a button on it that will start up Windows Media Center. My problem is that I ...
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How to add drivers to Windows 7 installation DVD?

How I can bundle newer or missing drivers to Windows 7 DVD?
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Is there way to disable “Download” bar blinking in Firefox?

I like to use Windows so that task bar is hidden. When I'm downloading something with Firefox, taskbar pops up and starts to blink Firefox's "Downloads" bar and it goes away only if you click it. Is ...
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Unknown Codec with Windows7 Media Center TV recordings

I recently upgraded to Windows7 and I've found myself unable to watch recorded or live TV on Windows Media Center. The video quality is fine, but the audio is just an awfull synthetic sound - just to ...
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Right-Click Windows 7 Taskbar Options Disappeared

I just completed a clean install of 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium. After adding the old style quick launch toolbar and dragging it to the left, the right-click menu on the main area of the taskbar no ...
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Windows 7 retail license transfer? [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 bought a new Windows 7 Professional ...
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How can I get an hp laserjet 1000 printer to work with 64-bit Windows 7?

Lots of people are asking this question but I haven't found an answer anywhere,.
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Netbeans won't start after adding development channel to the plugin-list

I started with the PHP version of Netbeans. After adding the list of development plugins to the plugin center and performing an update, netbeans won't start anymore. I'm running Windows7. Had no ...
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play with windows 7 on vmware

is there anyway to install windows 7 inside vmware 6.5 ? note : my OS is windows xp sp 2
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How do I move the Windows 7 Boot Files (bootmgr, …) to a different drive?

I wanted a dual-boot setup. So first I installed Windows 7 on the 1st partition of one hard drive (we'll call it HDD1), and then I went to install Ubuntu 9.10 on the second partition of HDD1. ...
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How to use program like Autocad of 32 bit work on computer having OS Windows 7 of 64 bit?

I purchased Dell note book and it came with Windows 7, 64 bit. Now when I try to install AUTOCAD 2008 version, which is in 32 bit, I am unable to run the software. I get message that you can't run ...
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Windows 7 Backup Utility Fails

My Windows 7 built in backup utility has failed. The system tells me the specified service does not exist as an installed service(0x80070424) Win 7 Ultimate x 64 RTM. Any ideas?
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Install Vista on a different computer after Windows 7 install?

so my computer had Vista installed and i recently bought the upgrade to windows 7. i installed it and its working great. So what happens to my vista license? My girlfriend likes vista and wants ...
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Windows 7 Aero theme when on battery

Windows 7 has the full and basic Aero themes that can be changed inside personalization. Windows used to automatically disable Windows Aero (transparency) when I unplug my laptop from the mains. I ...
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Why is the 'System' process at 100%?

On Windows 7, the System process is taking up 100% CPU (well 50% on a dual-core) for a rather long time. Its CPU usage doesn’t seem to drop at all. How can I diagnose this problem? What could be the ...
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The server does not support a SSL connection

I cannot SEND any e-mails in Windows 7 I get the above message. Some advice says change outgoing port from 25 to 587 I cannot find how to do this. anybody know how to do this or am I just??? Thank ...
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How do you get Windows 7 to format your hard drive on install

I have installed Windows 7 today - but it never asked me if I wanted to format my hard drive like Win XP used to do on setup/install. What should I have done?
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Disable option never goes away for network adapters

I'm running Windows 7. Whenever I disable the wireless adapter, the "Disable" option does not change to "enable". Similarly, for the "Local Area Connection", when I click on "Disable", the adapter ...
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Manually route a global keyboard shortcut to a specific application on Windows7?

I have an application (last.fm 1.5.4) that doesn't use global keyboard shortcuts, i.e. its shortcuts only work when the application has focus. Is there a way of manually defining a global shortcut ...