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Deleting .dll files/folders fromOne More Game

To begin, my computer skills(?) are minimal and I am not a gamer. My computer runs Windows7. I downloaded VLC media player, and 'One More Game' piggy-backed onto my computer. Instant uninstall from ...
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Commit charge is 100% full but physical memory is just 60% when using no page file

I have disabled the page file in my system (hard disk is too slow, cannot buy a new one right away, cannot move page file to another partition). When I see into Resource Monitor, using memory ...
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Windows 7 HOSTS files keeps reverting it's permission back to READ-ONLY

As a full-time Web Developer I am constantly adding fake domains to my Windows 7 HOSTS file to point a domain to my localhost web server that I develop on. I have even built a nice little PHP script ...
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How do I add an environment variable so I can run an EXE from any folder in the Windows command line?

I went to Environment Variables in the Advanced tab of System Properties and added a new System variable like this: name: msbuild35 value: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\MSBuild.exe but ...
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Is it possible to run a batch file as administrator

I am wondering weather it is possible to automatically open a batch file as admin when you double click on the batch file, because the commands need to be run with administrative rights
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How to overcome error 0x800F0A12 while installing Win 7 SP1?

I am trying to install Win 7 SP1 (using Windows Update), but it failed with 0x800F0A12. I have a dual boot configuration windows - linux, otherwise perfectly normal configuration. This web page: ...
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Some Unicode fonts not working in Windows 7

My use-case is that I want to display Egyptian Hieroglyphics: ๐“€€ ๐“€ ๐“€‚ ๐“€ƒ ๐“€„ ๐“€… ๐“€† ๐“€‡ ๐“€ˆ ๐“€‰ ๐“€Š ๐“€‹ ๐“€Œ ๐“€ ๐“€Ž ๐“€ ๐“€ ๐“€‘ ๐“€’ ๐“€“ ๐“€” ๐“€• ๐“€– ๐“€— ๐“€˜ ๐“€™ ๐“€š ๐“€› ๐“€œ ๐“€ ๐“€ž ๐“€Ÿ ๐“€  ๐“€ก ๐“€ข ๐“€ฃ These are part of ...
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Copy and paste windows 7

I have been using windows 7 for some time now and have always used copy and paste etc without a problem. I now highlight a section to copy but have to left click on my mouse to keep the highlighted ...
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Running bat file at startup as administrator in Windows 7

I'm currently running a startup script in form of a bat file successfully in Windows 7 (I've inserted a new registry key entry with the bat file path as value in ...
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Easiest way to BSOD on a fresh install?

I want a fairly easy way to BSOD a fresh install of Windows 7 or 8 on purpose. Preferably offline, with nothing to undo to get it back up and running again as normal, i.e. a reboot should fix the ...
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How do I permanently remove the MSR Privoxy?

So recently I got this "virus" from downloading something. This virus keeps on spamming ads and underlining text on a web page to cause you to click a link that will pop-up a new tab. It usually links ...
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Creating a signing certificate for Outlook 2010 under Windows 7

I'm trying to create a S/MIME signing certificate for Outlook 2010 under Windows 7. I've gone into Options -> Trust Center (see below) to try and set it up but when I attempt to select the signing ...
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Laptop losing all wi-fi signal when it is physically moved

Recently I've started encountering a weird bug in my Windows 7 x64. I have an Asus N53SV with an Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000. When I physically move the laptop, eg. move it to another room or just ...
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Alt-Tab sometimes switches out of full screen Remote Desktop

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium locally and Windows 7 Enterprise remotely via Remote Desktop. The RD window is full screen. Sometimes, when I press Alt-Tab, it is processed by both the remote ...
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How can a Windows disk rolback itself? Files left 3 months old only

I know it sounds like a cheap thriller and that its easy to jump to a conclusion that I am a certified idiot :) however I want to tell that I am in software consultancy business for 25 yrs and I cant ...
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Why won't Windows 7 remember my screen resolution settings?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T420. I use it in three situations: Connected to docking station with two LCD monitors at 1280 x 1024. Connected to docking station with two 21" LCD monitors at 1680 x 1050 ...
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Why is my HP Deskjet 1050 J410 being recognised as a HP Deskjet 2050 J510 for scanning purposes?

Windows 7 recognises my HP deskjet 1050 for printing, but if I want to scan anything it seems to believe that the machine is a 2050 J510. This is causing what I think is device driver confusion ...
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How do I stop Windows from moving desktop Icons?

I have two monitors connected to my computer. (same graphics card. One HDMI, the other DVI). Whenever I do one of the following things, my icons move around on my desktop: Play a Game Turn off one ...
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How to delete an invincible 0 byte file?

I have a file whose size is 0 bytes. When I try to remove it an error message appears, saying "Could not find file". Here is the list of things I've tried to delete the file: Rebooted Reset folder ...
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How to assign permanent drive letters to removable USB hard drives?

I have scripts that expect specific drive letters for hard drives. Windows sometimes assigns the different drive letters (e.g. I expected my Maxtor drive to be E: but it's now F:, therefore my ...
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How do I enable the integrated speakers on my monitor?

I hope this is the right site otherwise please let me know which site to go to. I have an HP 2010i monitor with integrated sound. Right now I am using normal speakers but I want to switch to the ...
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Applications and .bat script get locked in Windows 7 for some minutes

I am playing around with Windows batch scripts and simple C++ applications on a Windows7 64Bit PC. The problem I am facing is that I cannot modify neither the batchfile nor the mingw-exe for minutes ...
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ATI and Ctrl+Shift+F11

I have a Radeon HD 6850 and when I push ctrl+shift+f11, it decides to do some really stupid thing and change the colors. Pushing ctrl+shift+f11 does absolutely nothing. Taking a print screen gives me ...
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Windows install (media drivers)

I have been trying to install windows 7 64bit onto my Ubuntu 12.04 machine for quite awhile. I succeeded in installing the win7 64bit iso onto my usb via unetbootin-linux-494 and formating the usb ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon earphone port

I use ThinkPad X1 Carbon running with Windows 7 Professional and until recently there was no problem. Today, I found very strange trouble. I cannot use earphone. I see Headphones option in ...
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Freezing Issue on One Partition

Yesterday I pulled my boyfriend's laptop toward me on a table with some wood type ridges on it which caused the computer to bump a bit because of it's huge battery (my boyfriend bought this after the ...
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How to change Win + P monitor association

I figure someone must have ran into this before. I recently got a tri-monitor setup going and have two monitors in portrait mode to both sides of my main monitor. Now short of switching what output ...
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How large is the Win7 operating system?

I'd like to know how large Windows 7 is, but I'm not sure where to look, and haven't found any information through Google. Is it possible to know this information about an operating system?
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Outlook 2010 minimize to system tray at startup

I am trying to find out how to start Outlook 2010 minimized to the system tray. There was a .VBS script that someone provided on a different question regarding the same subject. The problem with said ...
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Google Chrome Application Shortcuts with Tabs

I am looking for a way to run a Google Chrome Application Shortcut (e.g. chrome.exe --app=https://mail.google.com/ ) with tabs. The reason I am using a lot of pages as Application Shortcuts is that ...
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Why do .bat scripts get locked after execution in Windows 7?

Ever since I moved to Windows 7, whenever I am am developing a .bat script I have exactly one chance to get it right. As soon as I execute the script, it becomes locked by an unknown process even if ...
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Reset file type associations on windows 7

I'm using lots of Binary Programs to open applications that are not actually installed on my system. They used to show up in the open with dialog window but I've moved the binary program to another ...
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Win7 homegroup changes from “home” to “public” using NON-INTERNET connected cable/DSL router each time machines are restarted

I am using an old Linksys Cable/DSL router (no WiFi) to connect three Windows 7 PCโ€™s (without an internet connection.) These three PCโ€™s are separate from my internet connected PCโ€™s and used as a ...
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How to connect Windows 7 64-bit to shared HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP?

I've got HP LaserJet 1000 printer installed on Windows XP. I successfully connected to the printer on Windows 7 x86. I tried the same with Windows 7 x64 but failed. I did steps from HP forums and ...
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How can I delete old IP configurations received via DHCP on Windows 7?

I noticed in the log of a DKIM verifier plugin for Thunderbird (that retrieves DNS servers to query from the OS configuration) that my Windows registry still has IP addresses for name server that ...
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I want to know the macros VBA command line for linking cells in an excel workbook [on hold]

Please am supposed to use macros to link cells in a workbook but appear to have a problem recording it. so i would appreciate it if someone can just give the VBA lines so i can iput them. Thanks in ...
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Administrator permission required to rename/create/delete directory on Desktop

I use Homeuser which is Administrator account on Windows7. Everytime I want to rename folder on desktop it asks me to give administrator rights. When I want to save a file on Desktop I can't because ...
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Diagnose slow wake up from sleep

My new work computer (Dell Precision T3600, 16GB RAM, SSD) running Windows 7 takes roughly 40 seconds to wake up from sleep mode. How can I diagnose what's taking so long? And what can I do to reduce ...
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In Windows 7, how do I know when a computer is scheduled to be shutdown?

Say I use "shutdown -s -f -t 13600" to initiate a scheduled shutdown. In Windows XP, I would always see a dialogbox alerting me of the impending shutdown. In Windows 7 however it shows a popup in ...
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My C drive is full, but on the same hard disk I have 2 other partitions with gigs of space

My hard drive used to have 2 gigs of free space (C drive), and no idea why but it is now full. I have tried clean disk, removing things using jgoodies disk report etc. but have no idea where that ...
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Windows 7 will not invoke VirtualBox [on hold]

I cannot install Virtualbox on Windows 7 64 bit. Does anybody know why? The error Message states: Virtualbox-4.3.14-95030-Win.exe is not a valid Win 32 application.
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Make taskbar buttons fixed on Windows 7

Sometimes the application buttons on the Windows 7 taskbar change position by themselves. For example, if I have two windows of the same application opened, the first opened window should be the first ...
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Audio momentarily dropping

I keep getting the following error message in Windows Media Player An audio device was disconnected or reconfigured. Verify that the audio device is connected. the weird thing is, if I ...
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Download speeds are good. Upload speeds are terrible. Win7

I'm running Windows 7 with a wired connection to my Verizon FIOS router. My download speeds are usually around 80 Mbps, but my upload speeds are lucky to break 1.0 Mbps. This is a new problem, ...
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Accessing or sharing files over dual operating system using a single partition

Ubuntu supports ext4 file system. While windows support NTFS and FAT32. Now my problem is I have songs folder which is full of songs. I have unallocated space left too (if more partitions are ...
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Some key combinations no longer work

I don't know how this happened, but I can't use shift+R, nor can I use shift+1, 2, 3, 4. I tried creating another user to see if the problem is there too, but for them it works fine. I can't use ...
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Map key to middle click (on Win 7)

Is there a utility to map a keyboard key to middle-click? In particular, I'm trying to map the useless Context Menu key to the middle-click on my laptop.
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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How to completely uninstall/remove cygwin from Windows 7

How can I completely uninstall/remove cygwin? I don't think it is as simple as deleting C:\cygwin. Maybe alter registry?
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Where to get fingerprint scanning software for Dell Latitude E5520?

Does anyone know the name of a software program that will let me use my fingerprint as a password? I recently had to replace the hard drive in my Dell Latitude E5520, and I don't have the drivers and ...