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Why do you need a valid driver to charge a device via USB?

Disclaimer: While this question is about my smartphone and hence may be considered off-topic, I'm hoping the more general issue (which could apply to other USB devices) can be answered in this forum. ...
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How can I use the VPN connection of my client VM?

My Cisco VPN client doesn't support my 64-bit Win7 machine. As a workaround, I am running the client inside a VM in "XP Mode". I do most of my work inside this VM. I would really like to do all of ...
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What to do if a window is bigger than the screen resolution?

I'm using Windows 7 on a 8.9' monitor with 1280x768 screen resolution. Using the might of arithmetics, I'm able to determine that my dpi (actually ppi) should be 167. Win7 is really helpful in that it ...
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Windows 7 only, Windows 7 & Linux, or Windows 7 and OS X?

OK... so... my girlfriend wants to play a few games with me that require a Windows OS (looked into WINE/Crossover and VMs already). I'm a creative professional and need access to Adobe CS, however ...
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Google Desktop sidebar replacement?

I'm trying desperately to find a possible replacement to the dockable sidebar in Google Desktop. I've fallen in love with having my widescreen-estate able to "HUD" me to things like my weather, news, ...
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skip user loading screen in windows 7?

I only have 1 user profile on my computer, is there any way to tell windows 7 to skip the user selection screen, and just boot straight into the OS?
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Why is my IMAP/POP connection blocked on Thunderbird?

I recently started using my local public library for getting work done outside the house. The free wifi is fast and works great for every website or other operation I've attempted...except for my IMAP ...
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Windows 7 license keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When reinstalling Windows 7, does the language, version, architecture (64-bit or 32-bit) or source (OEM, retail, or MSDN) matter? Is there different license keys for ...
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Is it possible to change the maximum folder+file length? (on win 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Extend maximum file path size in Windows 7? Hi all, I wish to allow my computer (on windows 7) to work with longer folder+file names. Is it possible?
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Windows 7 Incorrect Scaling

I ran into a problem the second after installing Windows 7 a few months ago, but it only affected a few applications at the time, so I ignored it. Now an increasing number of applications behave the ...
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Outlook 2007 Truncates Long Messages using Windows 7 (but not XP Home Edition)

My co-workers and I discovered that on a couple Windows 7 machines with Outlook 2007 installed, long messages (certain error log reports) are truncated. We did some testing and using Google Mail the ...
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Having a shortcut run with administrator permissions (win 7)

Someimtes, On Windows 7, it's not enough to have the user be an administrator, you need to run programs specifically with administrative rights. You do this by right clicking on the icon, and ...
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talking computer

Last week, a person at work had this really cool program on his computer. When you inserted a usb flash drive, the computer said like "flash drive inserted". Does anyone know what this program is ...
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How to automatically shutdown laptop if unplugged

I want my laptop to shutdown automatically after it gets disconnected from power. Can someone tell me if there exists some app for this for Windows 7
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Touchscreen/pen calibration issues on windows 7

I have a machine (Fujitsu T5010 dual digitiser) where the touchscreen and pen calibration is out. On the top left corner it is correct; on the bottom right it's out by about 2cm in both axes. Running ...
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Unable to browse shares on a Windows 7 x64 computer

I have a computer running Windows 7 x64 with file sharing enabled. The problem is that I am unable to browse the available shares on the computer from any other computer or network media player. ...
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alternative to mylockbox

There's an app called my lockbox. I've seen it from cybernetnews and what it does is to hide/password protect a folder. The folder can only be seen if you launch the application and input the correct ...
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Can't change USB microphone sound volume (Windows 7)

I am using Samson Q1U microphone. On Windows XP it worked fine. On Windows 7 the sound volume is very, very low. I tried following the instructions given here, but step 4 is wrong. There is NO "...
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Windows File Sharing not working

I have been using Windows File Sharing a while now on my home network. But now none of my other computers can connect. I have recently tried varies VPN service such as tunggle and Hamachi. (None of ...
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Toshiba A200 laptop running Ubuntu hangs/freezes when plugged in

My Toshiba laptop worked perfectly for three months or so in Ubuntu recovery mode but now it hangs/freezes every hour and when it's plugged in. I spend eight hours a day on an average on my laptop. I ...
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Planning to create a bare metal image through remote desktop connection, will I be locked out?

I have a Windows 7 machine in a remote location and I want to make a bare metal backup image of the hard drive in its current state. Before I make the backup, I'd like to know if the system will drop ...
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Cannot access my wireless router web interface from MS Windows 7

I have a very annoying problem ever since I have installed Microsoft Windows 7 a couple days ago. From what I have noticed it could only be related to the operating system I'm running. My network ...
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How to know which program or service take long time at and after PC Starting?

I want to identify which program consumes and takes computer resources on a Windows 7 during start up and after logging in, because after I log in my hard disk LED stays lit for almost 5 minutes. I ...
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Connecting two PC's together

I want to connect my Laptop with the Desktop PC. Is it possible to use same ethernet Cat5 cable? All I want is to browse the directory from my laptop on to the desktop and copy some files. Something ...
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problem with easy bcd

I tried to launch easy bcd to manage my mbr. But there's a problem. It said: Easy BCD has detected that your BCD boot data and MBR are either not from the latest version of windows vista, or don't ...
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Crash / disappearing VM when starting Ubuntu 10.04 installation CD in Windows Virtual PC

When I attempt to start the Ubuntu 10.04 installation/live CD in Windows Virtual PC, the VM window just disappears every time during boot just after showing the mostly blank startup splash screen (...
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How to bring more than 2 power options, in the System Tray Power Tool? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I display all power plans in Windows 7 notification area? While using the Laptop, I frequently change my power options, based on the applications that I am using, ...
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How do I search EVERY file name in a certain directory in Windows 7?

How do I search EVERY file name in a certain directory (for example C:\) for a certain character string (for example obscure.dll) in Windows 7? For instance, Start Menu search does not find files in ...
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What does “Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files” do?

I've checked "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files", but I don't see a way to tell Windows 7 that I'm looking for a system file. What does this option actually do, and ...
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Does Seven suffer of a performance decrease compared to Windows Vista?

I have to format and reinstall Windows on an old laptop (bought around 3 years ago) because of usual degradation of performance of Microsoft operating systems.. The computer had Windows Vista and I ...
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How to eject a CD if Windows won't eject it?

Right now I have a DVD in my laptop drive and the computer is hard at work trying to pry some readable bits from it. Judging by the sound of it, it is utterly failing. But while I realize the ...
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How can I do a text find and replace with a standard batch file?

Without any additional tools, using just the command line that comes with Windows 7, how can I create a batch file that will perform a file and replace of some text in a file?
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Windows 7: Can't see ISO file in C:\

I used DVD shrink to create an ISO file and saved it into C:\ The ISO file is visible with some programs but not with others. The file is not hidden as far as I am aware. But it cannot be seen by ...
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Suggestions for Troubleshooting Windows 7 lockups

I've got a Dell Latitude E6500 that was working fine under Vista x64. I got one of the new Seagate 500GB Hybrid SSD/HD 2.5 drives and thought.. hmm.. let's try Windows 7 x64 on it. Bottom line: It ...
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MSDN Windows 7 Ultimate Product Key -> Anytime Upgrade Key? How?

How do I use a MSDN product key to perform a Windows Anytime Upgrade to Win7 Ultimate? Alternately, do I need to download the Windows 7 Ultimate iso and perform an upgrade that way? I do NOT want to ...
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Is there any way to enable Remote Desktop Connection with a password without setting a password on the OS?

I'm running Windows 7 and would like to use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to my home computer. As such I want to enable password security for Remote Desktop Connection, but I do not want to ...
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How can I enable the Bluetooth on my Dell Studio 1558?

How can I enable my Dell Studio laptop's 1558 bluetooth?
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Excel 2007 - “Cannot complete this task with available resources”

The problem can be found in the title. I've been using Office since a very long time. Office 2000, 2003, and now 2007. My office is the Hungarian edition, the SP2 patch have been applied through the ...
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Where do I find the 'Internet Time' (NTP) settings in Windows 7

In Windows XP you can get to the 'Internet Time' settings (to select a ntp server or force an update) via the 'Date and Time Properties' in Control Panel. Anyone know where this is found in ...
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Free software for create partition (Windows 7) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Partitioning Software for Windows 7 Is there a free software that make me able to create a partition on my Desktop? I have Windows 7 64bit
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Open multiple applications sequentially via Window batch file

To test an SSD RAID setup I would like some way of scripting the sequantial launch of a number of programs. How can I do this? With a Windows batch file I can only either open all at once og wait ...
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How to connect to Windows 7 via VPN?

Recently I've started using Windows 7 at work and I cannot login to my machine anymore from home. The VPN connection settings of my guest computer seems to be correct as my friends can use it to login ...
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Can I upgrade an OEM Windows 7 x86 to x64? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is my Windows 7 x86 license key valid for a x64 installation of Windows? I was thinking of purchasing an Acer laptop with 4GB of RAM that has Windows 7 Professional ...
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Boot editing in Windows 7

How do I perform boot editing in Windows 7?
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DVD Drive Failing on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 x64 running on an ASUS M50VM. The DVD drive works completely unreliably if not at all. When I first got the machine it came with Windows XP and I upgraded it to Windows Vista X64 ...
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Samsung Recovery Solution 4: can I make a Windows disc?

This might seem obvious, but I can't find the answer anywhere. My computer didn't come with any install discs. Instead, it comes pre-installed with Samsung Recovery Solution 4. This enables you to ...
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Installing Arch Linux and Windows 7: need partitioning help

I've just got a new computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I want to keep Windows but dual boot Arch Linux (I've already installed Arch on another computer so don't need any help with that). My new ...
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Disabling required keystroke for boot

My machine is a Dell Precision Workstation 450; it runs great (OS = Windows 7). However, there's one little annoyance about it: whenever I turn on the computer, it makes a loud beep and then requires ...
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Why won't my Acer 5740g display on an external monitor?

I'm having a frustrating time attempting to get my Acer 5740g to display on my external TV/monitor via HDMI when using windows 7 home premium. Basically the problem im having is that although the ...
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Migrate XP Windows Explorer folder links/shortcuts to Windows 7

In windows xp with IE7, you could create favorites for both URLs and file folders. I have exported/imported my IE URL favorites to IE8 on windows 7. That's great, but the file folders didn't get ...