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eSATA hotswap using Jmicron JMB363 controller

I have tried both IDE and AHCI modes in the BIOS. Also tried many different driver revisions. I can't seem to hot swap an external SATA drive. I can use the wizard to safely remove it, but ...
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Skype wants to make changes to the computer every time it starts

For a few days every time I start Skype I get an UAC prompt from Windows 7 about Skype wanting to make changes to my computer and whether I want to allow it. Why Skype needs elevated permissions all ...
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Windows Installer won't let me install anything ?

Trying to install a Silverlight Update, a Java update or other software, I get this window: What could be the problem?
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Wireless Network Disappearing From Available Networks (Windows 7)

I have been using Windows 7 with a BT Voyager wireless adapter to connect to my home wireless network for around the last 6 months or so and until recently have experienced no problems. However, over ...
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Missing driver in Windows 7 64-bit? (Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller)

I have Windows 7 64-bit build 7600 on my Sony VAIO VGN-AR890U laptop. In Device Manager there is a device which I've not yet found a driver for! I've followed the Update Driver button's ...
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How to Install Windows XP over Windows 7?

I have a Dell laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 7. When I try to install Windows XP on it, Windows 7 does not allow me to. I don't want a dual boot system, I just want Windows XP on my ...
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Windows 7 stuck on welcome screen after installing VMware Workstation 7?

I have Win 7 x64 and I have one account on it without any passwords. I've just installed VMware Workstation 7.0.1 Build 2276000, after that Win 7 stuck on welcome screen and I have to click on the ...
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How to stop homegroup sharing folders?

I have homegroup on my PC and laptop, both running Windows 7. I can share the folders and files easily, but the problem is I can't stop sharing the folder. Even I went to computer > manage and stop ...
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Foreign website keeps loading in a tab when I start up Firefox

Whenever I double-click on the FF icon to open Firefox, a Chinese website loads up in one of the tabs. Checking my settings for startup homepage (Tools > Options) it was set to Google. Can anyone ...
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Computer components which have unique ID

What are the computer parts that has a unique ID? Be it software or hardware. For example, IP Address. And the MAC ID in the NIC. Unique ID's that could be used by bad sites to distinguish you from ...
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Why do I sometimes see blue faces?

There are a bunch of forum posts about this issue from the last several years but no resolution that I could find. I have the newest VLC installed on Windows 7 with the newest nvidia drivers. ...
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How/Where do you install Console2 on Windows 7

I downloaded the source and binaries from http://sourceforge.net/projects/console/files/ In the binaries help file it makes reference to a setup file but there is none. The list of files included in ...
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Can I set up a separate RAID 5 devices?

I have a GIGABYTE GA-P55M-UD2 motherboard in my system (Windows 7 64 bit) and currently have a Western Digital SATA 10k RPM drive in it. Is it possible to add three more SATA drives to make a single ...
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Restore deleted default folders

I was tinkering with my new laptop and, on purpose, deleted those default folders in my "home" directory: "My Music", "Links", "Favorites". This, because, i decided i wanted all my data on another ...
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How to install Windows 7 onto software RAID-0

I recently got a new laptop (Asus G73JH-A2) which has two identical hard drives in it. Unfortunately the motherboard does not have a RAID controller. What I would like to do is run the drives in a ...
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Can you share offline files cache with two user accounts?

I have a new laptop that I use for both home and work. It runs Windows 7 Ultimate, and is joined to the domain at work. It is okay to use this laptop for both work and personal activities, and I ...
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Long time to access network when windows 7 resumes from sleep

Although my machine resumes from sleep very quickly, the network access takes quite a few seconds. Why should this be? I have specified fixed IPs, hardcoded the DNS and gateway settings. Any clues ...
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Is it possible to have XP Mode in Windows 7 Home Premium?

I have Windows 7 Home Prem 32-bit with 2GB RAM. I have some older software that won't run so am wondering if i can run XP Mode? Is it only possible if you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate? ...
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Windows 7 - Some pinned program's icons are corrupt, show default [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What causes icon corruption in Windows 7? I have both Firefox 3.6 & Chrome pinned to my taskbar in Windows 7. The icons for these two programs show up as the ugly ...
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Windows 7 BSOD at same occasions

Since I installed Win7 on my DELL Inspiron 1520 notebook, I frequently experience BSODs. I noticed that those nearly only happen on two occasions disconnecting a DUN connection (Bluetooth, UMTS USB ...
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Virtual PC: Cannot restore machine from hibernate

I have two virtual machines set up from Virtual PC on Windows 7 Professional: Windows XP Mode and Xubuntu. Last time I used them (last month or so), I had closed them by hibernating. Evidently, I ...
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Windows 7 can't connect via ethernet to Airport Extreme

I have an Airport Extreme router, and everything works beautifully on the Mac, but my Windows 7 computer, which is connected via a regular ethernet cable, can't see any network. The Windows computer ...
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“0x80004005: Unspecified error” when renaming folders in Windows 7

Setup I've just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. The operating system is installed on an 80GB Intel X-25M. I have a secondary 500GB Barracuda 7200.12 to be used for storage. This second drive ...
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SSD installed but system reserved drive is visible, how to fix?

I've just installed an SSD as primary boot drive. During install, a system reserved partition was allocated (not very big) around 100MB. Problem is the drive is visible in explorer and its assigned to ...
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windows dvd maker encoding

My Windows DVD Maker stops/freezes the encoding process on some movies that I have converted to AVI files. Is there an answer to this using Windows DVD Maker? Or is there another software product that ...
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x64 Windows 7 won't recognize my Sony DV cam DCR-TRV330 through Firewire

I'm having issues using my Sony DV cam DCR-330 and windows 7 ultimate 64bit. I connect the DV Cam as I do it in another pcs (works flawless in windows windows xp 32 bit and another notebook with the ...
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How to Solve the “Unidentified network” in Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 unidentified network direct cable connection I connect the internet through Ad-hoc network, My machine uses win7 and another uses winows xp, There's no problem ...
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Any way to tell which version of Windows 7 is burnt to my DVD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to check if Win 7 disk is 64bit and what version? I burnt a copy of Windows 7 from my valid MSDN subscription, only thing is I forgot to label it. Now I would like ...
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WinXP in VirtualBox 3.1.4 corrupts files read from drive shared with W7-64 host

I have a reproduceable problem reading some files from a shared drive, I get "corrupt data" (well, the file appears to be "damaged"). Copying the complete directory to a local drive of my VM, I can ...
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Disable Windows Key hotkeys when using Virtualbox

I'm currently running a VirtualBox of Arch Linux with Windows 7 x64 as the host. In Arch, I use dwm for window management. As dwm is heavily dependent on hotkeys, I've used the Alt key as its META key ...
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How does “Compatibility Mode” in Windows 7 affect the application?

Background: Based on the answer given to this question: "Skype behaviour in the Windows 7 Superbar" ...you can get Skype to minimize to the system tray (rather than the task bar) by running it in ...
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Skype behaviour in the Windows 7 Superbar

The new version of Skype is always stuck on my Super-Bar(unless i exit the program), which is really annoying. There is not option to minimize it to the tray at least in Skype options. Has anyone had ...
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how can i have internet explorer 7 and 8 installed on windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Multiple versions of internet explorer on a machine Hiya. I'm a developer and I need to test my web applications on IE 7 and 8. how can I have them both installed on ...
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Virtualization software for windows 7

I've been using Shadow User and Deep freeze for windows xp. But I don't think its compatible with windows 7. Do you know of any application that can achieve the same thing? Please don't tell me to use ...
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Few questions about backing up the OS

I'm running windows 7 with 2gb memory and 2.50 Ghz dual core cpu. here are my question regarding backing up an entire drive. I plan to use Macrium Reflect because its free. And I can't afford to buy ...
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How to Change the Libraries icon pinned to Taskbar in Windows 7

Some time back I changed the default libraries icon on Taskbar to "Computer" icon. I had to format the PC and now I looks like the I forgot the procedure to change the icon. I tried changing the ...
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How do you open multiple selected files from Windows Explorer

I should be able hit enter and everyfile I have selected should open in its associated application. This is not happening. If they are all the same filetype, for instance OpenOffice writer then it ...
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BSOD Before Windows Will Loads - Graphics Related

Alright deep breath here: (Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit btw) Today I installed Star Craft 2 Beta. After trying to log in, it had some issues where it said my device stopped working (referring to ...
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Force Windows 7 to pin a file with no extension to the Jump List for Notepad

I want to add the "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" file to the Jump List for notepad.exe on a Windows 7 machine, but since the file does not have an extension there is no default program ...
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How to selectively load device drivers in Windows 7

I sometimes hook up my laptop to a regular keyboard and mouse set. These require drivers that I don't want loaded when I'm using my laptop's own keyboard and touchpad. So... Can I tell Windows 7 to ...
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System freezes during boot process

i have a machine running Win7 Ultimate. It was running fine, then it just froze - all the stuff i was doing was still on the screen, but mouse and keyboard input was ignored, any animation that was ...
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Any way to get the size of all the files in the recycle bin in Windows 7?

Any way to get the total size of files in the Recycle Bin in windows 7 without having to Select All and hit Properties or More Details? This was available in the Status bar in XP, is there any add-in ...
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Removing a Program from Windows 7's Start Menu forever?

I'm gonna remove YM! icon from Windows 7's Start Menu for good, I mean I wanna remove it even I use it. I've been using Right Click >> Remove From This List but It comes back after using once! ...
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Will it be effective installing 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB on Windows 7 32-bit? [closed]

Will it be effective installing 4GB of RAM instead of 3GB in a Windows 7 32-bit system? Will I feel any difference?
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Not recognizing second monitor after hibernate (Windows 7, Dell D630 laptop)

I have a Dell Latitude D630 laptop which I've recently updated to Windows 7 64-bit. (The Dell site confirms that it's Windows-7-compatible.) Normally it lives in a docking station with a second ...
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undo moving of a folder in Windows [duplicate]

There are times when instead of scrolling vertically in file explorer I accidentally move a folder to within another folder. Great! It happens so quick I don't know which folder was moved and this ...
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windows 7 no internet access

Just did a fresh install of Windows 7, and the network and sharing center says no internet access. Disabling and enabling the adapter seems to fix the issue temporarily, but the internet stops working ...
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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 ...