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Windows 7 diff tool that allows the comparison of directories?

Are there any open source "diff" tools for Windows 7 that allow me to compare folders and their recursive contents? I usually use WinMerge, but WinMerge forces you to compare a single file with ...
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Excel tries “Accessing Printer” while opening specific workbook

Excel 2010 (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) is loading a specific Excel file to 100%, then the status message on the splash screen rotates between "Opening (100%)" and "Accessing Printer". It sits and ...
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Windows 7 laptop constantly dropping internet connection

I have scoured the web for an answer and failed to find one. I am using a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 64-Bit. I have the computer connected via Wifi. Now, I am no beginner with the ...
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no administrator password for Windows 7

I'm a secretary and my boss set up my new Windows 7 OptiPlex 7010 (Dell) computer for me while I was on vacation (he does not remember setting any "administrator" password). We are a small office so ...
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Win7 won't mount WinXP share

For quite some time I have had an old WinXP server, with a couple of shared folders, and a Win7 client, accessing those shares. It used to work flawlessly up until 2 weeks ago, when there was a black ...
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How to repair cdedit program?

cdedit.exe will not start. When I double click, it flashes on screen for a split second and does not load. I have Windows 7. I am unable to change my default operating system.
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“Limited” internet connection on Windows 7 & 8

My roommate and I are sharing internet with the neighbors and they are using an Airlink router (I'm not sure what brand). I have been able to connect to the internet and it can be really slow since it ...
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My laptop can't access files from my desktop

Here is my problem. I have a desktop, a laptop and a typical router. The desktop is connected through wire and I connected my laptop wirelessly. I can access my desktop files through my laptop, but I ...
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Where can I find my NIC’s GUID (for use with ForceBindIP)?

I’m trying to create a context-menu item to run ForceBindIP. I saw a similar question that discusses doing this, but I don’t know how to find the GUID for my network interface. Where can I find it?
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**command prompt through how to kill running executable jar file ** [on hold]

Kill running process of executable jar file. command prompt through How to kill running executable jar file using task manager command line path.
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Correct way to disable indexing in Windows 7

What's the best way to disable indexing in Windows 7? All of the articles that I've found online instruct me to access services.msc and disable the Windows Search service. However, even after I did ...
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Youtube downloader that can use the youtube.com/user/userxxxx url

I am trying to find a youtube downloader that allows to put in the url youtube.com/user/userxxx, then presents me with a list of all the videos of userxxx so that I can select the videos I am ...
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The program can't start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer

Hi I'm getting this error when I try to start MegaSync from mega.co.nz Installation worked, but the program doesn't start What could be the issue
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Windows Defaulting language to 'Unknown Language' Causing applications to crash on startup

Recently I've noticed that windows seems to be defaulting by system language for all applications to 'Unknown Language': This is causing some applications to crash on startup. If I quickly change ...
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Wi-Fi connectivity issues after installing Cisco 64-bit VPN client on Windows 7

How do I completely restore Wi-Fi settings and drivers back to Windows defaults? I installed an old Cisco VPN client (5.0.07.0290). It completely hosed up the machine I was working on. Once I figured ...
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Multiboot 32GB flash drive (Windows + Linux + Tools)

I am searching and testing various methods for days now, and I haven't found any straight forward guide on how to make Multiboot USB flash drive that is capable of booting following: Windows 8 ...
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How to login to a Mac to access files from a PC?

I have a MacMini running Yosemite and a PC running Windows7. I want to copy some files from the Pc to the MAc For some reason the Mac cannot see the PC on the network, but the PC can see the Mac. ...
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Make windows ask me before running every additional driver or service - safe mode wit more options

Something went suddenly wrong with my PC. After a while, explorer stops responding and so do some other programs. Googling this problem gives random results and I think it's just something I'll have ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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Windows gets stuck uninstalling display languages

I'm trying to clear up some room on my PC, and I've got a ton of languages installed that I want to uninstall, but every time I try it just sits here for a while: Then (after a while) it gets stuck ...
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Undo redirecting user profile using junction

Custom built: Windows 7, 64-bit, SSD for OS, 6TB HDD. My SSD is for OS and main programs only. So far, I haven't had much trouble installing or moving additional software and files to the HDD. I ...
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Retrieve User Profile Passwords

I have installed a fresh copy of Windows on one of my systems. Now I am trying to access some folder on network through Map Network Drive but it requires password authentication, but I don't ...
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Removing the blur on Windows 7's Aero theme

I want to make the window titles transparent but completely clear. I've tried changing the registry's DWORD HideBlur in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\ to 1 to remove it, but without success. ...
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Windows 7 Administrator Command Prompt “Start in” Path

So, I know you can create a shortcut to an administrator-level command prompt (as described in this question), but what I'm seeing is that whenever I use such a shortcut, it always drops me into ...
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Cant set monitor resolution to 1920x1080, chooses a nonstandard resolution instead

I've been sitting at this problem for hours upon hours now, so many google searches, so many different things tried, nothing seems to help. First off, the necessary data: The monitor is a BenQ ...
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Why can I access some shared folder and not others?

I have four hard drives on my server running windows 7. Upon installing the operating system I set sharing permissions on all of them, yet when I browse the computer under "Network" on another ...
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Stop windows from moving around

I play some older games that do not offer my native resolution, which is 2560x1440. When I launch the game, my screen resolution changes, which moves my windows to the right. I have a 2nd (and 3rd) ...
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Can I safely remove *.msi and *.msp files that are in C:\Windows\Installer but are not the mentioned in the registry?

My C:\Windows\Installer folder has grown over 10 GB. I noticed that some *.msi and *.msp files are in C:\Windows\Installer but not the mentioned in the registry (e.g. I can see a file named ...
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Chrome/IE won't open/uninstall on w8.1

I got a problem, everything works except these 2 programs. I can't access internet. I was doing 3 things before the reboot that led to this : 1. activating vl-x in bios 2. deplacing my temp in another ...
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How to disable microphone auto increase in volume?

My friend on Skype constantly has his microphone volume increased automatically. After he says something in a loud voice the microphone goes back to normal. This also happens on RaidCall. It seems ...
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Chrome Adaware candy-box.biz

My Chrome, version 36 in win7, keeps randomly spawn tabs with address http://www.candy-box.biz/adv/index.php?url=...... I can't remove this adware/malware, I try: look for souspicious extentions ...
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How can I rebuild the Windows boot files?

After a virus, the boot files on a Windows 7 computer are gone, and I get this message when booting... File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc0000000f Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot ...
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Laptop automatically reboots after shutdown

My laptop is a Dell N5110. These days the computer has a problem that after normally shutdown it automatic reboot in midnight. I have tried setting the power manager, system restore to prior time, ...
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Windows 7 backup network restore: “The network location cannot be reached, 0x800704CF”

When I try to restore from a backup image, I get this error. After I enter the network address (\\10.0.0.1\backup or \\z\backup), the wizard presents me with the network login dialog, which leads ...
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Configure GIT_EDITOR for Windos

I am a beginner using GIT. I installed GIT on my Windows-7 PC and make the first steps. The command git commit -v allows to edit the commit message with an editor before doing the actual commit. I ...
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Windows 7 hangs while loading desktop

I am facing a weird problem. My computer hangs while loading the desktop, and only the background shows up; no icons or bars load. If I power the system on and off about 4-6 times, I may be able to ...
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Do user-specified shortcut keys for Windows only work on certain directories?

I am trying to mute my computer's speakers by pressing a shortcut key. My keyboard doesn't have a button for 'Mute' or any other extra multimedia buttons. With my keyboard, I mute my computer by ...
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How can I cut off my slow Windows local network without touching the Internet connection? [closed]

I want to cut off my Microsoft local network connection, but not the Internet (http, https) one. Any solution - like the Firewall - is good. By saying this, I suppose there is something (like a port ...
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Windows setup claims the installation source is not accessible. How do I fix this?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate over my existing Windows 7 Professional. I downloaded the ISO from Microsoft and burned the install disc at the slowest speed possible (x3). I booted to the ...
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Win7 Image Creation including license Software

I have a license software installed on windows 7 64 bit Ultimate edition. This software is license is generated using Wechoid program,You can google for WechoId how it works. Now I cant copy or ...
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How to feed my speaker to my microphone?

I am chatting on gtalk and want the following things to happen: I am listening a song in Windows Media Player and I want my friend on the gtalk to hear what I am playing on my PC simultaneously I ...
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Formatting hard drive works on windows, not on linux

Alright this is driving me crazy. About a month ago I finally migrated to Linux almost exclusively (I only use windows for gaming these days) and so decided to migrate my data storage as well. I ...
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Paste a copied text word by word

I want to copy a text and if I paste, the first word will be pasted only, then another paste will past the second word and so on. Example: lets say I would store a data of a web form in notepad in the ...
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Windows 7 computer randomly loses IP configuration

Title says it all. I recently got a new computer with Windows 7 and it randomly loses its IP configuration. Its IP configuration is all valid and works properly after it boots, but it can randomly ...
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Pages in Microsoft Word suddenly disappear

I was using Microsoft Word 2010, but suddenly the pages changed to what's shown in the picture (multiple small pages with no text on them). I can't access some of the pages. I'm running Windows 7. ...
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Forwarded port 80 to VM using VirtualBox, how do I open access to network?

I forwarded port 80 to my Ubuntu Server VM, and the website is very much accessible locally. How do I allow incoming port 80 connection to Windows 7 (so it will be forwarded to the Ubuntu Server)?
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Public folder contents not updating

On a pristine Windows 7 install, you have these folders among others C:\Users\Public\Documents C:\Users\Public\Downloads With Downloads, you can enter the folder and create a new folder ...
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Replace Checkpoint VPN client by Windows 8/7 built-in client

Hi I'm running the Check point Endpoint Security VPN R75 (which replaces SecureClient) for Windows and it crashes my laptop very often. Now I've fixed it and due to the crashes I upgraded to Windows ...
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How to set Explorer's background wallpaper, while I'm looking at “Computer”?

How can I set a desired wallpaper in the Explorer background in Windows 7 while looking at the list of drives (aka "Computer"). For example: If press ctrl+E, the system shows the list of hard drives; ...
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How can I move desktop icons freely in Windows 7?

Just been upgraded to Windows 7. How do I move the Desktop icons freely and how can I place them where I like?