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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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Keyboard turns on Computer despite the right BIOS setting

I hope this is the correct StackExchange site to ask this on. I'm currently using a Steelseries 6gv2 keyboard and pressing a button turns on my Computer (W7 Ultimate). Now I went into the BIOS and ...
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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 ...
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Windows Explorer in Windows 7 is misbehaving

If I start typing, after just two or three characters, it highlights what I typed and erases it with whatever I type next. The windows don't respond to clicks, even minimize or close buttons. They ...
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Visual Studio long install/uninstall time?

In the organization that I work at, we have a number of developers who use Visual Studio 2013. I also personally use Visual Studio 2013, both at work and at home. What gets me is just how long it ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the application is running

For some applications that I pin to the taskbar, the icon gets duplicated when an instance of the application is running. For example, in the screen shot below you see there are two icons for ...
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Installing Visual Studio 2015 Community with a previously expired license

I previously installed VS2013 Professional with a Dream Spark license (part of a Microsoft certification course). I uninstalled it after the license ran out. Now i tried to install VS2015 Community ...
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How to display the last user logged in Windows 7 PRO x64 logon

I want Windows to show the last user logged, so I only need to type my password, and I don't need to select my username. I thought it should be the default Windows behavior, but I've just installed a ...
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Windows 7 with two network cards doesn't route traffic

I have simple task to do: I have wni7 with two nics.I want to connect another comp(osx) to win7 through second nic to connect it to internet. I already changed the registry. Win7 interface with ...
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7-zip & Windows 7: Make “Extract to <folder>” default on double-click

I'm trying to find a way to make the action you can perform from the context menu, "Extract to <folder_same_as_file_name>" the default action when double-clicking the file instead of simply ...
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How do I show hidden background processes waiting to close?

When I shut down my computer, a few moments later Windows opens a window waiting for a background program that needs to close. But it doesn't tell me what the background process is, unlike XP. It's ...
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Extract folders' contents to the parent folder [duplicate]

I have multiple folders inside one folder, I want to move all the contents of these folders up to the parent ( basically like extracting compressed files ) so what's the easiest way to accomplish ...
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Mouse Not Working in Remote Desktop Connection

I am connecting from a work computer running Windows 7 Enterprise to my home computer running Windows 8.1 Pro. I am able to connect and the keyboard works just fine, but the mouse is not visible or ...
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No network connection through either wired or wireless adapter

I had my desktop windows 7 computer turned off for several days. After powering back up, it wants to apply "critical" windows updates, so I allowed update and the reboot. Network connections did not ...
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Workgroup connection issue (windows xp and 7)

I have created an account to share files on a Windows 7 computer (C:\Users\share), and have mounted this directory as drive N:\ on other Windows XP computers (3), and the 7 computer (for convenience). ...
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Windows 7- Start menu recent list files keeps popping up a “Open with” dialog on a certain program

apologize for having a kind of bad explanation I've been encountering this a while ago when I re-installed a program, let say, this Paint Tool SAI program. The program itself works just fine, but ...
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I'm a standard user even though i am the owner

I'm sorry if this questions was asked before! When i wanted to delete a folder it gave me the error "You'll need to provide admin permission to delete this folder" and i was pretty confused cause i am ...
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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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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 While Multi-Booted With Linux

My PC has two separate physical hard-drives in it, one with Windows 7, and one with Ubuntu Linux. In order to get the dual-boot set up to work properly, I set up GRUB to be installed on both hard ...
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Sharing WiFi Internet connection via Ethernet from Win 7 to Ubuntu

I'm currently setting up my first ever Ubuntu machine, and ran into some trouble sharing the Internet from my Win 7 computer. The Windows 7 computer is connected to the Internet via WiFi, and is ...
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BlueStacks will not open from the “Guest” account on Windows 7

I have been unsuccessful in figuring out this problem. When I first start the computer up, the BlueStacks daemon will automatically run (the "service"), but if the Guest tries to run it with the ...
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Safely Remove Hardware Missing, device connection sound missing

When I plug a USB drive in, it doesn't make the sound that you've connected a USB device, and 'Safely Remove Hardware' icon doesn't show up at all. The Policy tab for switching from "performance" to ...
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How to remove invisible ads by free app [duplicate]

How to remove Ads by appfree malware???I tried to remove extensions from browsers and what to uninstall I don't find the ads by freeapp in programs and features window.Seriously need help to fix it ...
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Winsock “Permission Denied”

I am running into issues with Winsock on Windows 7. It throws the error "Permisison denied" (10013) and I am unable to fix whatever needs to be reset. At first I thought there were issues because my ...
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Can't restore backups done using AOMEI Backupper Technician because the software always says “Path too long”

I have made several backups with AOMEI Backupper Technician. Now I just can't restore it because the software always says "Path too long". I have tried different suggestions like Explore Image , but ...
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What is this mouse cursor? [on hold]

This mouse cursor is appearing when I try to play minecraft fullscreen, and bumps me to the desktop on any click (left or right). What is it?
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How do I use my Samsung Gear Circle bluetooth headset with Windows 7?

I recently purchased the Samsung Gear Circle with the intention of using it both with my Android phone and my PC. It works wonderfully with my phone. I like the sound, fit, look, and features. ...
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Windows 7 fails to start in any mode. What to do?

A few days ago my copy of windows 7 stopped booting up. I've tried accessing it normally, in safe mode, in safe mode with command prompt, as well as running the start up recovery tools. None have ...
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My headphones are working properly but my speakers are not

Im using Windows 7 Ultimate now and i have a problem with audio. My speakers are working but they don't make any sound on movies/songs/browser/game audio. I tried: Reinstalling driver Disabled ...
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Disabled network via software

I work mainly offline, and I find it tiresome having to go to: "Open network and sharing center" "Change adapter settings" "Selecting the network icon" *"enable or disable the connection" and then ...
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Program start overwritten by Acrobat

Widow 7 user. I inadvertently clicked on a program to open up programs. I selected Acrobat. This has now overwritten all my icons and on the desktop. The Acrobat logo has replaced the program logo. ...
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CMD Batch file virtually press the enter key

I am working in a manufacturing company. We manufacture PCB for HDD. Each PCB need to be loaded with firmware in manufacturing process. I would open the application the i would browse for the suitable ...
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop—an Acer Aspire 7736ZG laptop running Windows 7— have stopped working; both the left and right sets of keys. I have searched for solutions to this problem but ...
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Ghost boot disk on a pen drive

I am in process of ghosting several windows 7 machines. I have disk but no pc comes with floppy drives. So I need an external so I was hoping to create a bootable pen drive with ghost. I have the ...
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Create image from encrypted linux disk using windows

My system is a Linux / Windows x64 dual boot PC. It has two disks, one for Windows 7, one for Linux. The Linux disk has one unencrypted partition (boot) and one encrypted partition (home, root, ...). ...
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BSOD on ntoskrnl.exe (connected to clfs.sys) (Dumps included)

After failed installation of ILOK licence and Visual C++ 2008 and 2005. Then activating F11 to restore from Acronis at restart got first BSOD. BSOD occured later at idle system aswell. What I did ...
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Windows Won't Recognize Login Password

I have a friend who has a laptop and it was working fine until two days ago. It won't accept his login password to get into Windows. I believe this may be a user profile corruption. When he was ...
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MICR / Check printing

I want to print my own checks on blank stock from Quicken and QuickBooks. To do so, I need a virtual driver that intercepts the print output from Quicken formats the fields properly, and adds the MICR ...
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Software thinks it is already installed, but isnt?

I have a game which I would like to install but whenever I insert the CD/mount the image, when the menu pops up it shows "Play" rather than "Install". The Control Panel does not show the software ...
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Windows Theme Issues

So I was recently fiddling with my theme settings on my computer and accidentally changed the theme. Now the top bar of chrome (where extra tabs would go) is blue instead of transparent. The bottom ...
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Slow startup due MachinePolicyApplication and PreShellInit

So far i have found only this two uncommon issues in Administartive tools / Event Viever / Applications and Services Logs /Microsoft / Windows / Diagnostics / Performance / Operational Application ...