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Microsoft wants to install updates for a different OS version

I was on the Microsoft website looking at the specifics for the latest Microsoft security updates and noticed as I have in the past that it wants to install updates for a different version OS than I ...
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Determining temporary Internet file type (Chrome)

My broadband speed is sometimes lacking, and therefore it can be difficult to view Flash streams of programmes. So my idea is to start a Flash stream, let it run to completion no matter how long it ...
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Make new programs in windows 7 / 8 sound mixer muted by default

This question is about the windows 8 sound mixer, which is the same in windows 7. What I have: When I open a new program it's volume is 100% of the master volume. What I want: when I open a new ...
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How to add files to specified folder in archive with 7zip command line

I have folders and files on my disk C:\builds\main.exe D:\components\a\testa.exe D:\components\b\testb.exe D:\components\c\testc.exe D:\dependencies\abc.dll Can I create an archive with 7z command ...
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cannot set 'indipendent dual headphones' as default playback device

I some times listen music from my phone and sometime from laptop via headphones. So it was obvious that I figured out that my laptop is not giving a sterio output through headphones. After a little ...
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How can I access /storage/emulated/0/DCIM on android device?

I recently lost the contents of a micro-SD card and hadn't backed up the contents recently enough. Luckily, I noticed that the pictures I was missing happen to be in ...
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Intel 82579V LAN driver dropping out

My PC has an Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection and the on-board LAN adapter has started misbehaving over the last few days. When I boot up, the PC has no LAN connection. The entry in device ...
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Unable to boot into Windows on Macbook

Today when I went to boot into Windows 7, I was surprised to see that the option to boot into Windows was missing in the OS X boot manager (by holding down option). In an attempt to fix this, I ...
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Change Windows 7/8/10 system language - welcome screen, login, etc

Changing an admininstrator user language is pretty straight-forward, but it does not change the language of the Boot screen, Welcome screen, Login screen, etc... Pretty much anything that's not on ...
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No network configuration after clean install of Windows 7 Professional 32 bit on Dell Inspiron 6410

An interesting problem. I just installed a new hard drive and used the Dell provided Win7 media to clean install Windows 7 professional 32 bit on my Dell 6410 Inspiron. When it installed there is no ...
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What's the fastest way to trigger your screensaver? (Windows 7)

Ideally, I'd like to be able to press 1 button on my keyboard and have the screensaver come up, and not just a preview, but the actual screensaver such that when I try to access the computer it shows ...
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Computer hangs on Sleep. Need help reading dmp file

My computer is hanging when it tries to enter sleep mode. The screen will turn off but the computer continues to run indefinitely. I have tried debugging it myself but it has exceeded my abilities. I ...
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How can I upgrade to Windows 10, but keep windows 7 in a dual boot?

I have a laptop running windows 7 and dual booting to some other operating systems as well (linux and windows 10 TP) with the windows 7 bootloader on the MBR, which points to a grub bootloader as well ...
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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Why can't Windows 7 search FIND ANYTHING in my User Home folder or most other places?

Here's my Search setup in Windows 7: Here's the folder I want Windows to search: Here's me telling it to search (what it searches for is immaterial. It NEVER finds ANYTHING: It should have ...
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Can't ping localhost/or reach locally hosted domain

I can’t reach a locally hosted domain, and in testing I have discovered I can’t ping localhost or the actual IP either. The OS is Windows7 64bit, Pro. DNS works, I can ping others on my network, ...
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Is there a way to make DLLs in some folder have higher priority than app's folder?

Certain software I'm using comes with a broken DLL which makes it crash at random. The only way to fix issue is to download correct dll from somewhere like dll-files.com. I've already made aware ...
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How to Fix Virtual Floppy Drive Windows 7 64bit

I am following the OSDev tutorial over at brokenthorn, and a part of it is creating a virtual floppy drive using vfdwin.exe. I downloaded it from the sourceforge page, and while there is another ...
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Windows 7 Error Windows cannot access \\Computer

I have four computers on my home network: a 2003 Server in the domain NETCON, a desktop XP machine, a laptop XP machine and a laptop 7 machine. All the machines can see each other on the network. All ...
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How can I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard on Windows 7?

I just bought the Apple Aluminium Bluetooth Keyboard, and obviously it doesn't work on my Windows machine. I'm guessing the drivers aren't installed. It says it has successfully paired with the ...
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Is it okay to run Windows Defender and another antivirus program at the same time?

We all know that it isn't recommended to run more than one antivirus program at a time. But since Windows Defender comes with Windows, is it safe to have it and another antivirus program (AVG, Avast) ...
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Why I can't format 500 GB drive as FAT32 under Windows 7? [duplicate]

What can cause Windows 7 to prevent me from formatting 500 GB (actually 465 GB) external USB disk as FAT32? No matter, what I did (Windows Explorer, Disk Management), the only options I was presented ...
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unable to get wifi adapter compaq nc6120 working

I have an Compaq nc6120 notebook. It has an onboard wifi adapter but I cannot get it working / installed. I downloaded the driver and hp wireless assistant. The assistant tells me that the wlan ...
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Windows Backup got interrupted, how can I find and delete the backup files created during the interrupted session?

I tried to create a backup on my external hard drive, but unfortunately that got interrupted. Before I ran the backup program, the external hard drive had 860 GB free. Now, it says it has 660 GB free. ...
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Windows 7: Wi-Fi connection drops intermittently - only returns after “Troubleshoot connection” resets the adapter

On our laptop (running Windows 7) the Wi-Fi connection drops intermittently. Symptoms: Connectivity is suddenly lost, and the "signal strenght" indicator in the tray shows zero strength and a yellow ...
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Instead of Disk, may just BURN my computer

I have an old HP Compaq 6710B laptop which ran XP-PRO-SP3 32bit (x86) as sole OS. It has an un-bootable 160gb HDD and a HP (2008) Model No.UJ-861 HHC-A DVD=RW Drive. I also have a Dell Latitude E6430 ...
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How to enable Internet Connection Sharing using command line?

I can do it manually by right-clicking on a network connection, opening the Sharing tab and clicking on the "Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection" check ...
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How to fix/ set resolution on dell precision m4600 to 1600x900?

The top resolution is too high for me and wish to change to a resolution like 1600x900. I've have a Dell Precision M4600 with NVIDIA Quardo 1000M, with Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 on a windows 7 64 ...
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How can I enable AHCI on a SATA drive after installing Windows?

Can I enable AHCI after installing Windows 7 in a SATA drive that was on IDE mode?
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Laptop rarely loading web pages

My computer rarely can load any web pages and takes a long time when it can. It says that the webpage is not available. I have tried running Malwarebytes, however it said there was no threats. I am ...
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wifi driver issue during Windows 10 installation

In my laptop there are two wifi drivers are installed one is broadcom virtual wireless driver & the other is dell wireless 1704 (802.11b/g/n) As I checked my pc for Windows 10 update the first ...
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Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image?

Can I use an Windows 7 or 8 key to do a clean Windows 10 install using ISO-image ? I haven't tried it yet, so I'm asking if any of you guys have experience using a Windows 7 or 8 key to do a ...
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Windows 7 Professional not recognising all installed RAM

My current set up is below I bought this computer build from a 3rd party, they self built it. I reinstalled windows. At the time I did not know about Home edition not recognizing all 24 GB ram. So ...
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Bluetooth radio device is not available

I reinstalled my Windows 7 operating system, and have since been unable to detect my Logitech m555b bluetooth mouse. Here is some info about my system: I have have a working connection with a ...
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Why does WMI Provider Host (WmiPrvSE.exe) keep spiking my CPU?

I generally keep my laptop on 24x7, and at the end of the day it's really annoying to have my thighs burnt because over overheating. The overheating seems to be a result of WMI Provider Host ...
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How to send files via lan between two computers

Does anyone know a software which allows you to send files between two computers connected directly via lan cable (machines run WinXp and Win7)? I've already tried to use shared files and folders ...
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Nvidia GeForce GT 220 and DELL Optiplex 740 SFF

I've got a problem with proper working of my Nvidia GeForce GT 220 card in my DELL Optiplex 740 SFF.The card was mounted into PCI-Express X16. After plugging a monitor into my card's VGA the display ...
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How can I change the brightness?

I can't find any place where I can control screen brightness. I did not supply a product key during Windows setup if that matters.
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changed my screen resolution on windows 7 [on hold]

i put a new operating system in my lap.but my screen resolution is changed on my windows .my display ,icons,file is expand and stressed type. how to put a new screen resolution software so please ...
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Win7 won't boot, HDD is invisible

I was using my PC with Win7 installed on the only HDD inside my computer until two days ago. Then I installed a new HDD with the intention of clean installing Win10 from DVD, so I could dual-boot the ...
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Need help to Deploy Windows7 image in a workgroup

I am maintaining a windows 7 workgroup of around 50 PC's (in one room, and multiple rooms like this) in an educational institute. All hardware platforms are identical. No server. all in one workgroup ...
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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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Can't rename a file in Windows 7

When I try to delete a file in a folder which was created way before I had Windows 7 it says: You need permission to perform this action. You require permission from the computer's ...
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How to avoid boot failure after upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 with dual boot

Basically, I want to avoid this: http://askubuntu.com/questions/654386/windows-10-upgrade-lead-into-grub-rescue My current disk partitioning scheme looks like this Model: ATA ST1000DM003-9YN1 (scsi) ...
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Restore Winamp Window Position

Winamp has again decided to disappear into a position where I cannot move it. It is the only program that ever does this. Normally I can fix it, and I am determined to fix it without the need to ...
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Parallels leaves trails after uninstalling

In favor of VMware, I have uninstalled Parallels Desktop from my Mac using the typical "drag to trash" method. I also removed the Shared Apps from ~/Applications as given in an instruction I found on ...
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Windows 8.1 1024x600 not available

I installed windows 8.1 on my netbook, acer aspire one ao531h-0bk which has a highest resolution of 1024x600. However I went to Screen resolution settings and I noticed that the resolution was ...
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What happens if you copy half of C:\Windows of Windows 10 and half of C:\Windows of Windows 7 [on hold]

If you copy half of System32 from Windows 10 to Windows 7 (and replace the files) would it be Windows 10 and 7 split in half? (say aero and transparencies, but with a 2d look and have the Windows ...
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Questions on Windows 10 and licencing/upgrading

I had Windows 8.1 Pro N on my computer, with a serial, that was from the MSDNAA programm. I was able to reserver Win 10, and when it came out, I put the ISO on an USB stick, because I didn't want to ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade 32-bit to 64-bit

So, Windows 10 Upgrade is being rolled out worldwide, and I have 'reserved' my upgrade. Currently my computer is running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. I'm planning to 'upgrade' it to Windows 10 64-bit (via ...