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which version of windows seven is better? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What edition of Windows 7 should I purchase and install? I am trying to purchase a windows seven, but I find out there are different editions for windows seven?? anybody ...
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Has anyone managed to install Office Webapps on SharePoint 2010, on Windows 7?

I've installed SharePoint 2010 as a development environment on my Windows 7 x64 environment (notes here) and would like to install Office Web Apps onto it also. However, when trying to install ...
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How do I browse fonts as files in Windows Explorer

How can I browse the C:\Windows\Fonts directory as regular files instead of fonts in the Windows 7 Explorer? I need to access the Security tab in Properties, since the fonts have bad privileges after ...
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Hibernate is disabled, hiberfil.sys gets recreated at each boot

I have Windows 7 running on a small (40GB) partition, with 4GB ram. This means that the hiberfil.sys file created by Hibernate takes up a significant portion of the available diskspace. I would like ...
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windows 7 task bar color change

I am trying to change the task bar color of my WIndows 7 to black.. something similar to Vista. Is it possible without installing any 3rd party app? Many thanks!!
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What's the differnce between “Set as Default Device” and “Set as Default Communications Device” in the Sound configuration in Windows 7?

I noticed that there are two similar options in the "Sound" (Soundcard Configuration window->playback tab in the context menu) window in Windows 7. What is the difference between these two options? ...
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Will Windows 7 32 bit edition support 8 GB RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Memory sticks, 32 and 64 Bit OS Will Windows 7 32 bit edition support 8 GB RAM? or it will only support 4 GB. Will i have to buy 64 bit version if i want to use 8 GB ...
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Visual Studio Installed - Icons not showing correctly

I have just installed Visual Studio but it seems to have not installed properly. Here is a picture of the problem: As you can see, there is no icon for the solution file even though Windows ...
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Windows7 + Dell D830 = frequent blue screens

I'm using Windows 7 on a Dell laptop (Latitude D380). The laptop used to be incredibly stable on Windows XP, but now I experience frequent blue screens (with a message saying "MEMORY DUMP") when I ...
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What antivirus software supports updates without an internet connection?

I'm putting antivirus software on Windows 7 computers in the middle of Africa. The computers don't have internet access, but still need to be protected against viruses from CDs and thumbdrives. ...
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Why can't a 64 bit OS run a 16 bit application?

Why is it that: a 32-bit OS, when installed on a 64-bit CPU, can run old 16-bit applications, but if you install a 64-bit OS it can't run those applications directly and need some sort of emulation ...
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Windows 7, weird/annoying explorer problem

Whenever you create a new folder, you have to hit the enter key TWICE because first it'll throw an error that "there is no such file..". Okay. Then if you try to delete some, this happens also. ...
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How do I fix a permissions problem with MS Distributed File System?

I have a computer that is new, Windows 7, that is supposed to have access to particular network resources on a Distributed File System. However, despite all permissions being set correctly, I have ...
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How do I exclude an Outlook folder form Windows Search Index in Windows 7?

I have a pretty big (~30GB) email archive (Outlook + Exchange: .ost file) and I would like to use the Outlook Search Feature (Windows Search technology). I would like to exclude some folders from the ...
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How to Load Balance 2 Internet Connections on a Windows 7 machine?

It's sort of related to this particular question, but that one is on Mac. I am looking for similar solution on Windows 7. I have 2 network connections: (Connection A) Wireless terminal connecting ...
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How to get the names of the programs which are accessing a certain file/folder and blocking any other access to it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tool to determine what has locked a file Sometime when I delete a file/folder, Windows 7 tells me that the file is accessed by other program and cannot be deleted. I ...
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How to see file version number like *.ax in Windows Explorer on Windows 7?

In Windows 7, it seems it's only possible to view a file's version number in the Properties dialog if it is a .dll/.exe file; if the file name extension is .ax, it won't show the file's version ...
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Selectively delete entries from Windows 7 autocomplete history dropdown box

Random question, and I'm sure it has a very simple answer, if not already asked and answered in some shape or form. How do you selectively delete entries from the autocomplete history dropdown ...
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Multiple Wi-Fi cards and Internet connections on Windows 7

I have two Wi-Fi cards and two separate Internet connections. I connect to the Internet with both of them but one does all of the Internet transactions (and I have not seen any place where I can ...
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Windows powering off after login

As soon as I logon to Windows 7 64bit, the computer restarts. It isn't a hardware issue, as linux works fine. Windows 7 64 bit. Safe mode, last known good configuration etc, nothing makes any ...
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Windows explorer properties configuration

I've red this article from howtogeek, but it didn't explain this one which is placed in the target portion when you right click on windows explorer and click properties: %windir%\explorer.exe ...
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Windows 7 BSOD with Service Exception Error and Randomly Reboots

I've got a windows 7 laptop that BSOD with a Service Exception Error when I connect to a wireless network. It also does it when it's just sitting still doing nothing. I ran bluescreenview and here are ...
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Windows Cannot Boot - 0xc0000225

I've had Windows 7 installed for months on my Thinkpad T60 laptop and today out of the blue when I tried to boot, it started the Windows loading screen and immediately I got this error: Status: ...
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Daemon Tools Lite Error- Unable to add adapter

I just got a ThinkPad T510 with Windows 7 Professional and I installed Daemon Tools Lite, but I keep getting an error when I run it: Unable to add adapter. I can't load iso images, because ...
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windows-7 x86 to x64 upgrade [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 it possible to update my system from ...
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Add a shortcut to quick launch on taskbar on Windows 7

I have a shortcut in some folder, I want to add it to quick launch bar. I tried to drag and drop it but it doesn't let me (I was able to do it in WinXP). How do I add a shortcut to my quick launch ...
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Is there a way to transfer windows license to a different machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I transfer a Windows 7 license to another computer? I purchased a license and used Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit OS for a while. But recently I bought a 64 bit ...
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Each time when a 'users' logs on to Windows 7 they're prompted to setup their Outlook 2007 profile

We're currently trialling Windows 7 to replace XP. One problem I have is that each time a 'user' logs in, they're prompted to setup their Outlook 2007 profile. Has anyone seen this?
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Background copy large files to a laptop?

I like to watch Windows Media Center recorded TV files on my laptop in bed. I find, though, that when the programs are in high definition (HD), I have a lot of stuttering and delays—no doubt because ...
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Visio 2010 64 bit won't run

I have recently installed Visio 2010 Premium 64 bit and although it installed fine, when i try to run it i get ...
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Slow Local Network, Windows 7, Snow Leopard, WiFi/Wired

I am experiencing really poor local network performance in my home. I was recently using a Linksys WRT54G Router with DD-WRT on it, and a couple comparable Linksys-G PCI cards for connectivity but ...
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This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer

I have this HUGELY irritating problem on Windows 7 (x64). Whenever I click on ANY link (that exists on a Word document, Excel or Outlook), I get an alert box with the message: This operation has ...
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Drivers not installing and drives not being recognized

Dell optiplex 755 running win7-32 Two problems, not sure if they're related 1: Two drivers are missing when viewing device manager, PCI serial port and PCI Simple Communications Controller, I've ...
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Vmconnect.exe on Windows7

I running Windows Server 2008 R2 w/Hyper-V. The Network properly works and I can access the VM's From a Hyper-V enabled 2008 Machine. No problems there. BUT... I want to be able to connect to my ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Toshiba Notebook M50 (PSM51E) - Is there a display driver?

Has anyone successfully installed Windows 7 on a Toshiba Notebook M50 (PSM51E)? Toshiba apparently doesn't support it, and I'm having trouble finding a working display driver.
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How to Launch a Program and Two Returns

I want to launch a program that then produces two dialog boxes I wish to just hit ENTER for. How do I do this? I have this so far but want it followed with RETURN twice. w:: Run E:\Program ...
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How can I share a Windows 7 library with anonymous access without using a Homegroup?

The "homegroup" feature is useless, because it requires a password, and therefore doesn't support anonymous, no-hassle access to shares from devices such as my Sony Bravia TV and non-Windows7 ...
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No Option to Burn ISO on Windows 7

From what I hear, Windows 7 is able to burn ISO files natively. I should be able to right-click on a given ISO and choose "Burn disk image", but I do not have that option on any ISO I try. I am ...
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Windows 7 Embedded & .NET 4

Can you update the .NET framework on Windows 7 Embedded to the 4 framework?
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Limiting software installation to specific user(s)

Is there a way to limit software installation to one particular user or to a specific set of users only? In some software installers, this is available as an option, but in most cases the software ...
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Connect multiple WiFi networks simultaneously

I thought about connecting multiple WiFi networks simultaneously in order to leverage my bandwidth. I heard about "VirtualWifi" which is abandoned by Microsoft research. I have new Intel WiFi ...
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How to add an item to my “Send To” context menu

On my old XP machine I would simply copy shortcuts into the %userprofile%\SendTo folder. On Windows-7 this folder is hidden, and I don't have access to it (which surprised me, it is my SendTo folder ...
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How to play MIDI-file to some midi output device?

I have midi file (.mid) and want to specify what output device it will be played to. Now it is played to some standard Windows midi device ("Microsoft MIDI Mapper" or something like that). (Windows ...
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How do I install win 7 to dual boot with xp which is already installed on my new computer?

I am building a new computer and have already installed XP Pro on drive 1 partition 1. Drive 1 is a 500 gig SATA with 4 partitions (1 = 50 gig, 2 = 50 gig, 3 =200 gig, 4 = 200 gig). Drive 2 is a 160 ...
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E-Mail wont open from windows 7 search

sometimes an element wont open, of I click on it in the start menu in the search results. This occurs most when searching for emails. I use outlook 2007 on windows 7 x64. If I search in outlook for ...
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Networking with Windows 7

I got several computers connected to my home wireless network and I want to make use of some of the features of Windows 7 for home networks but I can't seem to get them working: How do I keep files ...
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How to convert logical drive to primary drive

I have HP Laptop with Windows 7 Home edition 32 bits. I create a new drive (F:) that is logical drive that I want to convert that drive in to Primary drive. Because in case OS will reinstalled than ...
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How to alter a shortcut to a program so as it can run as administrator?

I sometimes forget to right click and select "Run as administrator" so I want to edit the shortcut so as I will only have to double click the program right away. But I don't know how to do this.
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Can't get past bootcamp Windows logo, freezes immediately after picking boot partition — Windows 7 x64

I had a fine install of Windows 7 alongside Snow Leopard. I had a power outage, and Windows restarted. When I booted via the "Hold Option" sceen, it started hanging at the grayscale "Windows logo" ...
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Access denied even though I'm an Administrator?

My user account on Windows 7 is part of the Administrators group which has a full control permissions on C:\inetpub\wwwroot: However, when I try to create a folder in it, I get the "access denied" ...