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Radio Stations from VLC to internet radio

I want to listen in my Internet radio Radio Stations who are played in VLC_media Player. How is the procedure for it?? When possible, in this manner: Station Stream would listen on the Internet Radio ...
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How can I resolve Windows 7 BSOD after wake up from sleep?

All drivers are up to date. When I wake it up from sleep, Windows 7 respond slow just like virus infect. Then I get BSOD and system restart. I don't have virus infect. BlueScreenView says BSOD cause ...
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What are these strange folders and how do I delete them?

I just reinstall my computer. This is what I found. See pics. I bet it's due to me using the drive as some extra memory. However, I reinstalled my computer. Those folders should mean nothing now. ...
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Minix 3.3 FTP connection via VirtualBox

I'm using Virtualbox 4.3 to run Minix 3.3 under my windows 7 installation... I have this file that I need to copy from windows to Minix. I searched around and I found out that FTP would be the way to ...
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Add other file types in the “New” context menu

I'm trying to add PHP and HTML files' entries to the right-click on Desktop -> New menu. It says the values were successfully added to registry but still they don't show up in the menu. ...
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Burn Image context menu item missing in Windows 7

My understanding is that in Windows 7 if I right click an ISO image I should have an option Burn Image, or if I double click an ISO I should get a dialog to let me burn the image.... Not happening ...
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Weird test.txt files always popping up in dev folders

In literally thousands of folders and subfolders, I have files called "test.txt", which are always exactly 48 bytes, looking like this: 2 NUL 8 T 2 DLE 0 B 2 NUL 8 H 2 NUL 0 P Or in hex: ...
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How to configure RAID 5 with different size drives?

If I have 3 different drives, for example 10GB, 20GB and 30GB. I would like to configure RAID 5. What would be the size of data disk and parity disk in the array?
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No wireless on windows after using kali boot cd

Today I wanted to start playing around with Kali Linux so I downloaded the ISO and burned it to a DVD, restarted the laptop and booted to the DVD pressed the first option which is just a boot. ...
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Will chkdsk do detect any more errors beyond “Index verification” if run with /f as opposed to without /f?

So I was using an external USB HDD, NTFS-formatted, on a linux machine with Fuse-NTFS. The machine stopped responding and crashed, and I was forced to hard-reboot. I gave it about 2 full minutes to ...
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How do I connect a laptop running Windows 7 to an Android phone using WiFi Direct?

From where I am sitting, Windows 7 does not appear to support WiFi Direct connections to Android mobile devices. Specifically, turning on WiFi Direct on my Samsung Galaxy S II does not make the ...
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How can I enable the 'tags' property to file types that don't have it normally?

Background: Here's the situation: I have a game that I'm adding mods to. Mods generally add extra files to the game folder. So I'd like a way of easily distinguishing between 'mod' and 'vanilla' ...
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Startup issue with custom built PC after installing a new PSU

I have a custom built PC with an AMD 6150 processor and an AMD 970 motherboard, Radeon HD 6850 GFX graphics card, 16GB Ripjaws 2133 MHz RAM and a crappy 500 watt power supply. It works fine, but the ...
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Why does my account keeps getting locked? What does the log Event 4648 means?

I have this problem I just cant seem to find the source. My AD account keeps getting locked. Using lockout status and looking at the netlogon log i figured out which PC it is. I know which process is ...
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Cannot access network PC

I was able to access network PCs by entering \ComputerName in windows explorer. This was working before until I tried it again a while ago (not sure when it stopped working). The error message is: ...
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Cloning Windows 7: What happens to previous machine?

Similar questions have been asked a number of times before too, but mine is slightly different and I'm not able to find an answer to it. I upgraded my HDD from 320GB to 500GB and cloned old disk's ...
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Caps lock can only be turned off by shift key, regardless of setting

I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on a Sony VAIO VPC-F23BFX laptop. The problem is that the caps lock key can only be turned off using the shift key. In Control Panel's Regional Settings, it does not ...
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Spoof MAC address in Windows 7: Bypass

I am trying to spoof the MAC address of my new Win7 laptop. To do so I tried specifying an alternate value from the Device Manager which took no effect. I also tried from the registry, as per other ...
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How to use .pfx in certificate store in CURL for Windows 7

I want to use cURL to access a remote server, and I need to identify myself using a private key or the remote server gives a 401 "Unauthorized". I'm on Windows 7 (work machine, not my choice) and my ...
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Recovering 1TB hard drive split into two 500GB drives without formatting

I am using Windows 7 and am trying to recover two working drives. The hard drive in question was: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822204022 I am pretty sure they were ...
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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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The file is open by another user

Help me to hunt down a question. Then I am trying to open or save a spreadsheet in excel it always shows me a downloading status bar without any progress. After few minutes the file opens or not. ...
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Error “FATAL: Could not read from the boot medium. System halted”, while installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox

I have installed VirtualBox 4.3.22 on Windows 7 professional. I want to create Windows 7 Virtual Machine using Virtual Box. (My intention is to have a Windows 7 VM running for evaluating different ...
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Samsung SyncMaster SA850 won't turn back on

My wife have been using this monitor for 4 years with the same setting - Windows is set to turn it off after 20 minutes of inactivity. However, today, after the monitor was turned off automatically, ...
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Keyboard shutting off

My Monoprice Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Blue had been shutting off randomly. I will use it and anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes after it will stop functioning and the light will turn ...
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Removed my USB drivers and now I can’t use mouse or keyboard

My USB drive wasn’t loading properly, so I uninstalled the USB drivers. Now my keyboard and mouse don’t work once the computer boots into windows. What can I do? UPDATE: Managed to do a system ...
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Windows 7 cannot view FAT32 formatted bootable usb drive

I'm having some issue where when I run bootsect with a command line of "bootsect.exe /nt52 : /force /mbr", then Windows 7 (the comp I'm running bootsect on) can no longer view the contents of the usb ...
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How do I force Windows 7 to play only through headphones?

Okay to make things clear; I'm going to give a step by step of what happened. I've got a brand new laptop, and while installing stuff everything was fine. When I'd plug in headphones in the 3.5mm ...
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How to remove mystartsearch.com from browsers

Today, my sister accidentally downloaded an adware/spyware into my PC. Now, every-time I open up any browsers, I will see mystartsearch.com homepage. I tried all the best I can based on my knowledge ...
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Can't update BIOS on Dell E6530

I have a problem with the video output on my E6530. It does not show anything during POST on my external screens. As it seems this is related to A09 BIOS which is currently installed. I wanted to ...
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Can I upgrade to Windows 10 Technical Preview from un-activated Windows 7?

I wanted to try out Windows 10 from one of my computers currently running Windows Vista. I'm pretty sure that Windows 10 is a free upgrade (that comes with a product key?) from Windows 7, and I have ...
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Strange CPU Usage History

My CPU history graph on the task manager is acting strangely. The fan also seems to be "revving". Here is an image of what is happening. This is my laptop and the processor is Intel core i5. ...
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How do I delay Outlook 2007 and my phone app. until Commodo has booted?

Win 7. Outlook 2007, vBuzzer and Skype are set to boot automatically. I don't want them to be active until my AV, Comodo has finished booting. How can I set that up?
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How to insert a row into an Excel sheet1 and automatically insert the row into sheet2 [duplicate]

I have the following table in sheet-1 (master table) from an excel workbook. I want an excel formula that can allow me to automatically add a row to similar table in sheet-2 if I add it to the main ...
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How to Boot to VHD without any “host”?

Windows' BCD users needed here ! Any explanations are welcome even if you don't have the answer itself :) I've found many tutorials to do it, but I do not want to use any WinPE or copying any guest ...
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What would cause a Dell Latitude d630 laptop battery to fail to charge?

I recently purchased a Dell latitude D630 from an acquaintance. It came without a battery, but I bought one from Amazon to replace the missing one. However, the battery refuses to charge. I cleaned ...
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Cannot access remote network after connecting to VPN | Window7

I am using Cisco VPN client (5.0.07.0290) on my window7 machine (64 bit) to connect to the VPN network of my client. VPN client connection status is shown as "connected", but when I am trying to open ...
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“don't know how to make '…/…/probes.h'” Ruby Compile error Windows7 x64

Getting this error when using nmake on Windows7 x64 to compile Ruby 2.2.0 I've never done this before, so I have been following this and this advice: I believe the problem is to do with the ...
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Automatically add a row to similar table in sheet-2 if I add it to the main table in sheet-1

I have the following table in sheet-1 from an excel workbook. I want an excel formula that can allow me to automatically add a row to similar table in sheet-2 if I add it to the main table in sheet-1. ...
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Virus/Malware/Hijackware Win7 - Hijacks Admin Permissions & More

I’ve recently come across a very resilient virus—I use that term extremely lightly because I have no idea what this actually is—that has entirely shut down my computer. My machine is a custom built ...
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Fullscreen DOS console on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Is there a way to run a console program in fullscreen mode on Windows 7? In previous versions of Windows, you could put the console into fullscreen mode. This is not the same as simply maximizing ...
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How to determine interface name for aircrack suite on windows

On Linux all guides show that the wireless interface is wlan0, but on windows there is no obvious documentation on how you discover the name of your interface. I'm trying to run this command to test ...
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How to fix horizontal lines on screen appearing on my laptop screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334. The screen shows horizontal lines. When connected to an external monitor, the display is normal with no lines. I tried replacing the screen and cables, but the ...
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No option to enable the Intel Virtualization Technology in BIOS?

Laptop: Samsung NP350V5C-S03IN 64-bit capable: Yes BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. Version-P10AAL Date-04-07-2013 Processor:Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2 Core(s), OS: Windows 7 Home Premium ...
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Lync 2013 can no longer archive converstations

I have Lync 2013 installed on my Windows 7 work machine, which I believe was installed on my machine from day one. A few weeks ago I upgrade the rest of Office to 2013, I believe it was at 2010 ...
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Make local Virtual Box server available to other computers on the wider host OS LAN

I’m running VirtualBox on Windows 7, the guest virtual machine OS is Ubuntu Server and it’s set up in such a way that I can access it from the host machine on 192.168.56.101. The host machine IP in ...
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Add Java exception for all users

I need to use an old Java applet for a certain website, but newer Java versions cannot run it, as it has a self-signed certificate. Reading on Oracle's Deployment Guide, I need to make my own ...
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Windows can't setup ad hoc connection

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the ...
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Seagate Backup Plus Slim appears as read only on Mac after using in Windows

My Seagate Backup Plus Slim disk box states it can be used with both Windows and Mac. It worked fine with the Power Mac and also with the Windows machine. However, after I used it on a Windows ...
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Windows shows WiFi networks that are not available as available

I have a computer running Windows 7. My problem is that it shows any Wi-Fi network I connect to as available even when it is not. The only way to know which networks are truly available is to disable ...