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How to get PCs IP for WakeOnLan over internet (only by using stock Windows 7 applications)

I want to wake a Windows 7 PC over LAN (via internet). To find out its IP I don't want to use an external application (like dyndns). So I only want to use what Windows already offers. Is that ...
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Spybot S&D finds Windows7 IE8 cookies that I can't find any other way. Where are they?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium with IE8 (tried IE9 -- hated it.) From the C:\ directory I can do dir username@*.txt /s and find a lot of cookies in C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\...
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Have truecrypt run script on mount/dismount

Is there a way to have a script automatically triggered when a truecrypt volume is mounted or dismounted? I don't mean a script to actually perform the mount or dismount, I want scripts that can react ...
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Can Host Mac OS access web server located at Guest Windows 7 in VirtualBox

I wonder if it's possible to access jboss web server which I can access in virtual box windows 7 as guest using localhost:8080 on mac as host? The current network is NAT. Do I need to change it?
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0 bytes PDF created

I am trying to save from rows from the Powerbuilder datawindow to PDF and it creates 0 bytes files and gives message 'Save Rows As Failed'. Anyone knows why windows 7 and Adobe 9 does this? It work ...
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Problems with connecting to wireless network on windows 7

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 (Home premium) 64 bit edition installed on it. I use a Wi-Fi router to browse the net. My problem is, I lose the network connection every 10 minutes or so. The ...
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Windows 7 hard drive mirroring with truecrypt system drive

I am setting up a new Windows 7 x64 workstation with 2 identical hard drives. The system drive is fully encrypted with truecrypt, and I would like to also encrypt the second drive. What is my best ...
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Is there a way to fix these Firefox caching issues?

So the past few days on my work computer, I will visit Google a couple of times on Firefox and then boom I get the "The connection was reset" error. The only way I can get back to Google is by ...
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Setting and Testing SMTP in Windows7

I am using SMTP service to send mail through my application This application is working on all O/S My O/S is Windows 7 I have added my SMTP server name etc in the SMTP settings But there is no ...
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Skype 5 not working on Windows 7 x64 after EasyBits GO installation — had to switch back to v4

I realize that this might be a tough one but I thought I'll try nonetheless for there are many knowledgeable people here. Skype recently shipped out an update which automatically installed a games ...
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Only windows 7 machines can always access shares on windows 7 server

I'm not sure if this belongs here or on serverfault, but I already have an account here so this is where I'll start. In my office we have a development server running windows 7 pro or server 2008 (I'...
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How to uninstall MS silverlight developer package?

I have Win 7 Enterprise (32 bit) and Visual Studio 2010 ultimate. I installed Silverlight SDK 4. Now i want to uninstall the update "Microsoft Silverlight Developer Package 4.0" which is visible ...
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Windows 7 Black Screen with Mouse on Boot

My computer crashed when running system restore. Now the system will display the windows boot animation (for a longer period of time than usual) followed by turning the monitor on and off and ...
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Error installing Windows7 64 bits on VirtualBox

I am trying to set up Windows in Virtual Box, so I don't need to reboot in the rare occasion that I actually need it. The problem is, Virtual Box doesn't preform any errors when I insert the 32bit ...
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How do I synchronize multiple Access Databases together?

I'm conducting a study, where we will be collecting data using Access. Since there will be multiple persons conducting these studies using the same structured Access DB we need to figure a way to ...
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How to Repair Ubuntu boot

I have hard disk contain Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11 so I cloned it to new one but when I replaced it no OS working just dell mark appearing then restart by itself. In the past started up by Ubuntu menu ...
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Windows 7 (particularly office) complains that my temporary directory is missing on hard boot but not after a reboot

Whenever I boot my laptop for the first time after a "Shut Down" it tells me it can't open the temporary directory. I then reboot the machine and it's perfectly normal. Though hardly life threatening ...
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Windows-7 like window management for Ubuntu?

Are there any window management addons I can download to let me dock windows like in Windows 7? Specifically, I want pull to top to maximize, and pull to left and right to dock.
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setup a home server

I have a desktop computer running Windows XP and a laptop on Windows 7. I am also sharing my internet connection between the two by means of a wireless router. This wireless router is connected to the ...
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Can't access vm from other computers in the network

HOST OS: windows 7 64 Guest OS windows server 2008 32 Vmware Worstation 7.1 Network Connection Type: NAT I can access my application from the guest os using the computer name or localhost but if I ...
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Toggle ClearType (Windows 7)

Is there a tool or something which can quickly enable or disable ClearType without going through the windows 7 ClearType-configuration dialog every time? I need this because I have to make ...
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Windows 7 takes three minutes to shutdown, yet event log is empty

My Windows 7's shutdown process is taking too long, so I created a custom Event Viewer view to review all events from all logs during the delay. The trouble is, the event log has nothing recorded. ...
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Windows 7 machine un-ping'able

Is there some way to track down why a machine is unreachable ? I have got various machines ... some real, some virtual Just created a new virtual Server 2008 R2, running in VMware Workstation, and ...
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Favorites keyboard shortcuts for Explorer in Windows 7 [closed]

In Windows XP, I had several folder saved as favorites in Windows Explorer, and could do Alt+A, 'letter' to quickly navigate to a favorite starting with 'letter' (for example, with a favorite named '...
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Audio issues during KVM switch

I currently have two computers connected to a KVM. One of the computers is connected to a spare display. Both computers are connected to an audio mixer. The KVM has DVI for video, and USB for the ...
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I have an address mms://www.somesite.com/abcd but can't find a way to open in Windows Media Player

Using the newest and most awesome Windows Media Player on Windows 7, I have an address mms://www.somesite.com/abcd but can't figure out how to open it... It must be a profound software system.
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Change sound depth in windows 7

I remember Windows XP having some default sound settings like "Auditorium" that will change the sound depth, add echo etc. How to achieve this in Windows 7? Basically, I wanted to add some depth to ...
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Optimising hard-drive performance without formatting

After asking this question earlier, some of the responses made me think about more efficient ways to optimise my computer's performance. Generally, after the hdd gets around 50Gb full, the computer ...
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Internet connection issues after removing virus

I have been infected by a virus that changed my browser's proxy. This was apparently (part of) internet.exe. I have removed this, and any associated files I could find. But I'm still having connection ...
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Incremental writtes will increase my pen-drive life time?

I was just wondering myself if, when i need to rewrite something into my pen drive, if I delete the old file and replace it with the new one, am I reducing the pen drive's life time because Im ...
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How to reduce or remove the need for filesystem checks

I am currently running windows 7 in a virtual machine. After several days of disk-intensive I/O, the virtual machine crashes and needs to run a filesystem check when booting the guest OS back up. (The ...
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Share Virtual Box files to Windows Network (

I have a Virtual Box with Ubuntu 10.10 minimal installed. The computers that is running the virtual box is windows 7. How would I be able to access the files in the virtual box from Windows?
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Problem with connecting to wireless modem windows 7

I am using windows 7. I have wireless modem. I could connect to wireless network and internet until some hours ago. but from that time I can' connect to wireless network. when I try to troubleshooting ...
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Which is the fastest way to replace all “underscores _” in filenames with “space” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I mass rename files from the command line or using a 3rd party tool? I have many PDFs of EBooks but some of them have underscores in their filenames so it becomes ...
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Windows 7 fails to connect connect to samba

I have a local workgroup network. It has one ubuntu 10 LTS machine, two XP boxes and a Windows 7. I everything works great eccept for the Widnows 7 box. I can see it and access it from the other ...
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Swapping hard disks of systems with different configurations

I swapped hard disks of two systems, Windows 7 installed on both. Here are the configurations: (1) Intel 845 chipset, Celeron processor 1.60 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB hard disk (2) Intel 945G chipset, Core ...
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Auzentech X-Fi Prelude doesn't remember settings

I'm running Windows 7 RC x64 on my new computer, and my sound card does not remember settings. Every time I reboot, I have to go back into the Audio Console and set everything back to where I want it,...
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not a valid iso file error

I'm trying this windows 7 usb/dvd download tool that I discovered from ars technica: http://arstechnica.com/business/news/2009/12/-the-usb-flash-drive.ars But I don't know why my windows 7 iso file ...
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Administrative shares in Windows 7 Pro not visible

My desktop machine has a clean install of Windows 7 Professional. For some reason the standard administrative shares Admin$, C$, D$, etc are not visible, either in Computer Management -> Shared ...
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Windows 7 upgrade from OEM Vista - what info is needed?

I would like to upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium. I currently have a Dell PC that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium on it. I can't remember if the PC came with a Vista CD or not (I think ...
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replace Win 7 starter with Win 7 pro in mini laptop

i have the mini HP laptop (atom 1.6 2G memory) and i whant to replace my windows 7 starter with windows 7 professional is it spoil my laptop performance ? thank's in advance
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Does Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 work under Windows 7?

I have a laptop that running Windows XP and it's running a virtual machine in the Virtual Server 2005 R2. Everything works great. I was thinking of upgrading to Windows 7 and I would like to know ...
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no internet connection in windows 7

I've disabled the network that connects to the internet. But I don't know how to enable it. How do I do it. This is a lan, dsl
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Bootcamp and Windows 7 64bit

I was wondering if windows 7 64bit would work with bootcamp? Please don't just say yes unless you've tried it or know someone who has. I am going to order an OEM Disc this week and need to know ...
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How to set a different default font for every language?

How does Chrome decide which font to use for every Unicode character? For example, let's say I have 4 Hebrew fonts, 5 Hindi fonts and 6 Arabic fonts. Which font will be used to display Hebrew, Arabic ...
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Recover files ex-internal, soon to be external Windows 7 primary hard drive?

I have a broken Laptop with Windows 7 on it. The laptop needs a new motherboard and needs to be sent to the manufacturer for a while. Owner of the laptop needs her files while it will be gone. So I'...
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windows 7 or Skype ignores microphone's boost at EACH conversation

Using REaltek codek and Windows 7. Microphone becomes silent since the begining of every Skype conversation. It forces me to set mic boost on 0db and then again on 20db EVERY single conversation. ...
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How to enable touch scrolling in Windows 7?

I have a touch screen laptop using Windows 7. I want to browse like in an iPad (drag up/down, not using the scroll bar). Anyone knows how to browse the web like that?
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Is it possible to startup/shutdown the VM without launching IE interface?

I am trying to get rid of the IE interface, when performing simple actions with VMware (such as starting a VM, shutting it down etc). Is it possible to write some bat files that will call the proper ...
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Is it possible to set machine dual boot with MAC OS? [closed]

I have an ACER E732Z machine i want to install secondary OS as MAC is it possible ?if possible which version of MAC is adopted?