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How can i make entire windows Translucent on Windows 7

When I am on Linux I am able to make windows partially transparent by using Compiz. I do this so that I can reduce the glare from the screen which hurt my eyes and causes headaches at times. I would ...
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Installation of Expect on Windows 7 64-bit fails with “not found in the archives”

Downloaded ActiveTcl from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads/ Installed ActiveTcl at c:/Tcl/ Go to Bin directory in command prompt (Start > Run > cmd > cd c:\Tcl\bin) To install Expect, I ...
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Why does Windows 7 sometimes forget to turn off my display after X number minutes, even though the power settings are specifically set that way?

This is not just a problem with Windows 7 - I know I've been experiencing this same issue all the way back through XP. Basically, you set your screen to turn off after 5 or 10 minutes, you walk away, ...
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Windows 7 takes 15 min before even downloading WIndows Updates

Every time I go to install updates--regardless of whether it's a single 2KB update or a dozen 300MB updates, the screen sticks at the "Please wait while windows..." for a good 15 minutes before it ...
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USB Wireless keyboard not working during bootup

During boot, my wireless USB keyboard doesn't work. Other USB corded keyboards work, so I know USB is enabled in my BIOS. This is a bit annoying because it makes it impossible to enter setup, choose ...
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GnuPG/GPGee shell integration on windows 7 64-bit

Has anyone found a working solution to integrate a GnuPG in windows 7 ? I'm specifically looking for functionality similar to GPGee (right click on encrypted file -> Decrypt). I'm having trouble ...
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Windows 7 boot error 0xc0000225 after start of windows 10 upgrade

I recently tried to upgrade my Asus laptop to windows 10. At some point during the process, my computer restarted (I wasn't watching) and now it shows the error: /Boot/BCD 0xc0000225 I've ...
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Completely remove user account and create another with same name in Windows 7

Here's my question simply and then the details in case they help to get me an appropriate answer. Question: How can I completely and permanently delete a user account in Windows 7 so that I can ...
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Overcoming the 1024 character limit with setx

I am trying to set environment variables using the setx command, such as follows setx PATH "f:\common tools\git\bin;f:\common tools\python\app;f:\common tools\python\app\scripts;f:\common ...
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Setting focus auto-raise and focus auto-raise delay in Windows 7

Does anyone know how to set focus follows mouse, focus auto-raise, and auto-raise delay in Windows 7? I've tried Ultimate Windows Tweaker, but that doesn't seem to have any mouse settings. I found a ...
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How do I completely uninstall Android?

I'm trying to Install Android SDK with Eclipse on my comuter. I did something wrong (I think I installed some Galileo components into Juno) and the Android plugins aren't working correctly. When I ...
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Windows 7 - Can I get any indication of progress / % complete/how much longer, on “checking for updates”?

On a Windows 7 machine I wanted to install some languages I tried it requires updates. It has said "Checking for updates" for over 20 minutes. I suppose I could just keave it. Can I get any ...
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HDMI, Thunderbolt ports not working in Boot Camp

I've installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, but the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports still aren't working. When I connect an HDMI cable from my Mac to a monitor, the monitor says No HDMI Input. System: ...
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How to stop windows 10 from upgrading after installed?

Here is the image of the problem: I need to stop the upgrading of windows 10 after I have already installed it. I have already read a suggested link by Ramhound about another situation where the ...
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Show recent items in general, but not with specific programs, on Windows 7 start menu

In Windows 7, there is a "Recent Items" list on the start menu. It contains links to recently opened documents and is essentially the same as "My Recent Documents" in Windows XP. However, Windows 7 ...
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Black screen after login for my user account only

I was faced with a perplexing issue today. I was attempting to roll out a Access Database file to certain users today. And I set up a namespace and and replication, I then proceeded to setup a ...
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Windows 10 install on Windows 7 Ultimate fails after 'Checking requirements' with error code 80070005

There are many people with this problem on a MS website. In my case and in many other cases it is not solvable by the normal techniques for resolving windows update and setup issues. I'll post the ...
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Why are there two Chromes installed?

I went to uninstall some stuff, and I just happened to notice something I hadn't notice before: that there are two Google Chromes installed. I thought at first this might have been a glitch or ...
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Process Explorer showing RAM use of 99.73%

Is it possible for for Process Explorer to show a RAM use of 99.73%, on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (virtual memory disabled to avoid swap)? I thought that Windows was reserving a few % of RAM for ...
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Connect from Android (ES File Explorer) to Windows 7 Share

I am having problems connecting from Motorola Razr HD phone to my Windows 7 PC's shared folders via ES File Manager. Until recently everything worked fine, I could see/copy files just fine. Not sure ...
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Unable to copy in bluestacks

I am unable to copy more than 500mb files in bluestacks. I want to copy my obb folder to shared folder. But, I can not copy. I tried many file explorer but bluestacks stops working when copying ...
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Dual Boot Windows 7 and 10 partition

I had Windows 7 installed on my C: drive. I only have one disk, so I followed the instruction on http://www.howtogeek.com/197647/how-to-dual-boot-windows-10-with-windows-7-or-8/ to install Windows 10 ...
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Win 7 boot issue after ubuntu dual install - can't rebuild BCD

I have been struggling with boot issues ever since I decided to install ubuntu 14.04 LTS along Win 7 64 bits on myVAIO computer. To install it I chose "Something else" and resized the partition myself ...
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Bad blocks in hard disk - S.M.A.R.T - report

I have a DELL PRECISION M4400 running Windows 7 Professional. Recently, the laptop started freezing and would go to sleep and would not be able to wake up unless a hard reset was given. I downloaded ...
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Windows driver for new image format?

I have designed a new image compression algorithm in my free time that sometimes even manages to reduce the file size of jpeg images! I have written it in c++, is there any way that I can install it ...
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Windows 7 machine doesn't go to sleep

When I select "Sleep" from the Start menu, or when the computer decides by itself to sleep, the hard drive churns for a bit, but then it turns up at the Lock screen instead. My motherboard is an ASUS ...
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Split bandwidth between WiFi and LAN

I have a TP-LINK ADSL2+ Modem and want to know if there is a way to split the bandwidth allocation of WiFi connections and LAN connection with the ratio that I want? e.g. 1/4 of bandwidth for WiFi and ...
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Restarting all core processes in Windows

Is there any way to restart all core/user processes and free-up unused and cached memory thereby simulating a Reboot except that it is way faster and easier. I know the way to -Simulate a Reboot to ...
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Can't enter password on Windows 10 Login screen

I updated to Windows 10, but it doesn't recognize my keyboard at the blue login screen so I can't type in my password. I can get into the startup menu by mashing esc and navigate around so I know my ...
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amazingly slow installation of windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu 14.10

I need to install windows 7 to do a .NET project. I have only Ubuntu 14.10 installed as my OS. I tried to install windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu, but the installation process is ...
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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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Text disappeared from view in .txt file

Something happened to my log.txt file when I saved and closed it. When I opened it the next day, no text was visible anywhere in file. Don't know what could have happened. Tried different encoding ...
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How to convince Apple definitively that I don't want to install iCloud?

I run iTunes (v. 12.x) and keep getting an annoying pop-up asking me to install iCloud. There's no option to say "no" definitively. Is there a way to get this to stop without uninstalling iTunes ...
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Two PCs waking up by themselves at night

My first post, found SU looking for an explanation to the odd behaviour of my PCs. Last night I was back late and used my 2 PCs (details below) before going to sleep at 3.20-ish in the morning. I ...
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Surface reinstall windows media inserted not valid

I am trying to reinstall windows on a surface however when attempting to reset the pc I get the error the media inserted is not valid. I can't boot into windows at all on this device only into the ...
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Dual boot: Fix Windows 7 partitions

I've added ssd drive to my laptop and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, I also had hdd drive with Windows 7. I used grub to select between OS. After it I played a little with Windows 7 partitions and ...
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Keyboard turns on computer despite BIOS setting

I'm currently using a Steelseries 6gv2 keyboard, and pressing a button turns on my computer. Now I went into the BIOS and checked all the power button settings and anything involving powering up ...
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Is there a built-in checksum utility on Windows 7?

Is there a built-in checksum/hash utility on Windows 7?
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Homegroup doesn't show other computers, but “Network” does

I have a desktop and a laptop (both running windows 7) in my Windows 7 homegroup. The desktop created the homegroup, and the laptop joined it. Both share a few folders. On the laptop, I have no ...
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Windows 7 print dialog blocks/waits several seconds on CUPS/IPP-client based printer

I have configured Windows 7 (x64) to use a HP LJ 4000T-series printer managed by CUPS (Linux). The problem is that opening the print dialog from any application takes ages for no apparent reason. ...
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How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer “Details view”

How to view the user name of the last person that saved a file in the Windows 7 File explorer "Details view" When you select any file in Windows and view its properties, you can see the 'property' ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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How to restore backup made with proprietary software to an incompatible system

I'm trying to restore a backup system image that was created using Dell's software on a Dell computer.  (I didn't create it; I would have used a different method.)  The source machine isn't available ...
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How to restore Windows Firewall after some malware deleted its service?

Yesterday I visited some web site, and apparently got infected via some Flash exploit. Microsoft Security essentials immediately kicked in, and displayed a warning about four items: > ...
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Windows 7 SP1 stuck on updating, Windows 10 installer does the same

So for some unknown reason, Windows refuses to load updates, and refuses to give an error when no internet is connected. Running the Windows update trouble shooter states that there is an error, but ...
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Installing drivers for switchable graphics

I recently bought a laptop that came with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I have some older (16-bit and 32-bit) software that doesn't work with 64-bit Windows, but works just fine with 32-bit. Since I ...
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How can I move the Windows 7 Preview Pane to the bottom?

When searching for files in Windows Explorer, I like to use the Preview Pane to determine if it is the file I was looking for. But with the Preview Pane on the right hand side, either the preview is ...
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Unable to control Windows Firewall

I have no other firewall software installed. Had Panda but removed it when I saw this happen. In the Windows Firewall applet, I'm unable to do anything. Unable to turn on/off. The "Use recommended ...
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Windows 10 upgrade

For my laptop, I got the reserve notice the first of June, and Windows 10 was installed today. I really like what I have seen. I also have a desktop with: Windows edition Windows 7 Home ...
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Prevent Windows from installing display languages

I run Windows 7 Ultimate x64. During Windows Update, a ton of random languages get installed, which takes up tons of storage space and takes forever. I removed them but they keep getting re-installed ...