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CPU usage high but no process showing high usage [duplicate]

I'm running Win7 64-bit and for the last 30 days or so the computer is heating up more than usual with the fan on almost constantly. When I look at the Task manager, CPU usage is always around 25%, ...
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how to close google chrome and have it save your tabs

When my computer shuts down due to automatic updates and I restart it all the tabs I had open are restored. But when I do Ctrl + Shift + Q all the tabs are lost. Is there a way to have my tabs saved ...
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Why is 4.5GB of my 8GB of RAM not recognised?

I have recently purchased 8 GB of RAM to upgrade my system to go along with a new shiny i5! When I run speed checks on my system online I get told I only have 3.5 GB of RAM, also in Task ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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Unable to connect to internet on Vmware workstation 12

I'm having some trouble attempting to access the internet on my Ubuntu VM, with a Windows 7 host. I've done my research and have bridged the network adapters I've also gone onto my host and checked ...
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Windows 7 command to add a leading zero to a batch of filenames

Having trouble getting the correct command syntax. We need to add a leading zero to a batch of files in a directory on a regular basis. I cannot download and install a software item to do so. The ...
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Windows 7 not picking up 8th GPU

Adding on to a previous question I asked. How many GPUs Does Windows 7 Support? I have managed to stick 8 Nvidia GTX 980Tis into a Tyan Supermicro Box. It's running Windows 7 Professional 64bit It ...
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Equivalent of pmset noidle -u on Windows

On OS X one can easily temporarily prevent the Mac from sleeping using the command: pmset noidle -u pmset - manipulates power managment settings noidle - flag stands for sleep prevention method u -...
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remote desktop connection kicks off OneNote on the local computer

On my employer's network, if I use the remote desktop to connect to computer X, I wind up with OneNote starting up on the local computer. This only happens when connecting to computer X, no other. I ...
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My 32bits Windows 7 using only 2.39Gb over 6Gb installed [duplicate]

I've just bought a 6Gb RAM PC and reinstalled Windows 7 32 bits on it. I remarked : 6 Gb installed, 2.39 Gb usable. How to use all the installed memory ?
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Problems connecting wirelessly on laptop with Windows 7

I am having problems with the wireless connection on a laptop with Windows 7 for an existing user. I even changed the user to Administrator status. I can access the internet via the LAN connection, ...
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How to view actions by Windows Shell

I am trying to automate the installation of an number of packages using PowerShell 2.0 in Windows 7. Each set corresponds to a product build (which may be an upgrade or downgrade depending on the ...
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Windows explorer stops showing PDF's in the preview pane

Some users in our office use the preview pane in the windows explorer to view PDF's. After a while (~an hour) the preview pane no longer shows the preview. On one PC, it says "No preview available" (...
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How can I convert/merge a primary partition into the extended?

I don't know if I am the only fool out here but I want to have only one partition as a primary and other(s) under extended. Currently I have disk state as: Is there any way I can merge the RAW ...
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How to restore missing COMCTL32.dll?

My folks' PC has a strange problem. There is a file C:\Windows\System32\COMCTL32.dll on their machine, but it is obviously the wrong file, because I cannot start many applications, including useful ...
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Reset to default language in Outlook 2010 on Windows 7

In Outlook 2010, if I accidently, hit left Ctrl-Shift, my language changes. I keep hitting it and get a new language, but I can't get back to English. How do I reset back to my default language? ...
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Running ruby from host to VM

I'm running Linux on a Windows host through a VM using VMware workstation 12, however I want to use Ruby from my Windows host, and use the gems that are inside of my Windows host as the gem ...
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How to create transparent image in MS Paint?

I want to know how to draw transparent image in Microsoft Paint in Windows 7. I searched it on Google a lot but couldn't find anything for Microsoft Paint in Windows 7. E.g. I want to draw a star ...
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What if you don't activate Windows 7? Which features won't be available to you?

What if you don't activate Windows 7? Which features won't be available to you?
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Wifi access not allowing access to all sites (several incoming/outgoing IP blocked by ZoneAlarm) - hacking attempts?

Few months ago I was using my own internet (wifi in my own studio, under windows 7) and I was able to access any website I wanted. However, since few weeks, I moved into a shared housing and also use ...
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Windows Context Menu to all files except shortcut file

I have follow this guide @ http://www.howtogeek.com/107965/how-to-add-any-application-shortcut-to-windows-explorers-context-menu/ to create a context menu in my registry. May I know is it possible ...
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X Windows System missing on VMware

I'm trying to install a CentOS-based system called GOautodial on VMware Workstation, and I have an error that shows during installation which is: "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 ...
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Log of computer uptime and main CPU consuming threads

Is it possible, with a built-in Windows 7 tool, to get something like this for the past 3 months : DATE COMPUTER ON TIME COMPUTER OFF TIME DURATION MAIN CPU-CONSUMING PROCESSES 2016-06-...
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How to disable Kaspersky Antivirus javascript injection?

Since the installation of Kaspersky AntiVirus 2016 every website I visit contains this line in <head>: <script type="text/javascript" src="http://gc.kis.scr.kaspersky-labs.com/...
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High CPU usage by dwm.exe when nothing is happening

Setup: Windows 7 Ultimate, running in a VMware box inside Windows 8, VMware Tools installed; VMware Workstation is the only application launched in win8). Aero is on. Starting a few months ago, on ...
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Startup Script to Disable then Enable Action Key

tl;dr A friend got a new computer (HP Pavilion 15.6" 15-AB254SA) that came pre-installed with Windows 10. Said friend hates Windows 10, and asked me to downgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. I wiped the HD ...
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How do I save and use Synergy Configuration file?

When I try to save and use my configuration, I get this error message when Synergy starts. NOTE: config file: C:/Program Files/Synergy/synergy.sgc NOTE: log level: NOTE synergys.exe: unrecognized ...
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Is there a way to start multiple instances of the same program during startup?

Where I work I need to have at least three instances of the same program up. I've only been able to get one to open during startup. While its not a big deal to open them manually, it would be nice ...
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Delayed startup of network (Wi-Fi) icon

When my Windows 7 Starter netbook boots up and after everything is loaded, it takes about 5 minutes before the network icon near the clock becomes functional. When there’s an available Wi-Fi signal – ...
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Win7 XP mode install fails with cryptic error

Trying to install XPmode on Win7 Professional 64-bit SP1, but getting an error. I downloaded XPMode, Virtual PC and the update as specified here: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download....
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1,q,a and z keys don’t seem to work work and it’s not the keyboard

I have read a few of the other posts about keyboards not working but none seem to press on my issue. I built a friend a new PC about 4 months ago. 3 months ago the 1, q, a and z keys stopped working. ...
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Windows update for Embedded

I have a machine running Windows embedded standard. My question is, do embedded machines use regular Windows update option? When I run Windows update it just loops forever.
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Printing on two different printers at different times windows 7 firefox

Ok, I am a greeting card maker, and this is what I'm trying to do: I have two printers. One is an ink-jet (color, of course). One is a laser jet that only prints in black. I need to be able to ...
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How to activate Windows twice in VMware Fusion?

I have Windows 7 (professional OEM) installed in Boot Camp. Not thinking about it, I activated it running in VMware Fusion. Now in Fusion everything is fine, but when I run it directly it says it ...
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USMT excluding this computer

i'm trying to use USMT to migrate user profiles from one system to another. Here's the command i'm using: C:\USMT\amd64\scanstate.exe F:\Profile /ue:DOMAIN\* /ue:%computername%\* /ui:DOMAIN\...
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recover folder data like repository commit

I have mistakenly made changes some text file data inside the folder. So is there any way or tool by which i can get files of that folder unchanged till the particular date? Like repository commit or ...
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Can't install Windows 7 through VMware Fusion, missing CD/DVD drivers

I'm trying to install Windows 7 32 Bit. There is no "easy install" for the VMware Fusion 4 setup as shown in this vide. http://www.vmwarefusionlearningcenter.com/intro-to-fusion.html#3 And when I ...
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Creation of Virtual Machine fails using 'VMWare vCenter Convertor Standalone'

I am trying to convert my Bootcamped Windows 7 partition to a VM using VMWare's vCenter software. The idea being to move the VM to an external drive and reclaim the bootcamp partition. The ...
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Weird i mark on taskbar

For 2 day's I am seeing this weird i mark on Taskbar as below: Nothing happens even if I click on that, double click no luck. Restarted PC couple of times, installed latest updates still no luck,...
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virtualized windows 7 from existing disk

I have a laptop that is non functional that had windows vista installed on it. Is it possible to virtualize its harddrive onto my mac?
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Setting up DHCP Server on Win2012 Server inside Virtual Box, along with a Windows7 machine inside Virtual Box

I have setup virtualbox on my laptop. Now, within virtual box, I have windows server 2012 R2 Datacenter Running, and also within virtual box I have Windows 7 Ultimate running. Now, I am simply trying ...
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How do I export Task Manager stats into a file with PowerShell?

I want to see if it's possible to pipe CPU/Memory usage and processes into something like a csv every few minutes with PowerShell. Any ideas? EDIT: By using "Task List" I was able to send ...
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VMWare 8 Fusion Installs Trovi to IE on Windows 8.1 Professional

I am facing this very very bizarre situation, which I have never encountered before. I have installed VMWare Fusion 8 (trial - downloaded from official VMWare website) on my Mac OSX machine (fresh ...
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teamviewer file copied from Windows 7, pasted to MacBook pro finder, pastes a 2nd file with suffix = '2'

From Windows 7 desktop, I use Teamviewer 11 to remote control my MacBook pro, on same LAN. At Windows explorer, I copy 2 files. (Files with same exact filename are already on mac.) At MacBookPro (...
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how to prevent access of hard disc from guest user in window 7 ?

i want to restrict guest user from access the hard disc data, so how it could be, i goes through this way gpcedit.mc, User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows ...
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Keeping cloned partition as bootable backup

I'll try to keep it short, I want to clone my current Windows 7 Install from an HDD [80GB System (C:) and 1,7TB Data (D:)] to an SSD. The last SSD I installed unfortunately broke after only a few ...
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Mouse wheel scrolls the page down then up, or up then down

On my Windows 7 system, and in all programs, when I scroll down with my mouse, it will scroll partway down then then scroll partway up. It is totally erratic and is driving me crazy. I do have a ...
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Why does one need to use the Safety Remove Hardware tool when write caching is enabled on a disk drive, and what are the risks of not doing so? [duplicate]

I wonder why one needs to use the Safety Remove Hardware tool when write caching is enabled on a disk drive, what the risks are if not doing so aside from file corruption of the files being written at ...
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Harmonize keymappings in vmware fusion on win 7 guest

I'm having OS X Mountain Lion as host and I'm running Win 7 as guest with vmware fusion. And I'm using a mac keyboard. Trying to enter special characters become really confusing and a pain if you want ...
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How many simultaneous VMs could I run on a MBP w/8GB of RAM and still have good performance? [closed]

I'm considering buying a new MBP w/8GB of ram (dual core 3GHz). I would like to run at least 3 VMs simultaneously (using vmware fusion 3 running W7, arch linux, other) plus snow leopard apps. What ...