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Equation editor does not work in Word and PowerPoint 2013

Word crashes when trying to insert an equation. I have Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013 (64 Bit). I am experiencing a problem with the equation editor in Word 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 (also Excel). In ...
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Dont want to use VLOOKUP..want to solve it by using Advance Filter

I have one column containing some common values that are in another column.I want to filter values from one column that are present in other column but without using VLOOKUP.how can i do it using ...
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Adding all files listed as to commit in the gitignore file at once in GitHub for Windows

When committing in GitHub for Windows, is there any way to add all files listed as to commit in the .gitignore file at once?
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How can I move the boot sector to another drive?

When I installed Windows 7 on my new SSD it seems I messed some parts up during the partition selection, and now I have my system partition with the boot sector on another harddrive, and the boot ...
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Error message - folder too large to download

I`m trying to download everything I put on Dropbox to filter out copied etc. I have downloaded a folder, no problem, but another folder and I get the message that the folder is too large to download. ...
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How do I reset the factory capacity of harddisks on win7 or ubuntu

I have a 3TB Hitachi HD () which progressively 'lost' displayed capacity to currently just above 740 GB. Explorer, Installation-DVD and harddisk manager (win7) all agree on this size @ 1.5 billion ...
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Error Streaming Movies to PS3 (From Windows 7)

I have been streaming downloaded movies to PS3 for a while now but suddenly the new movies that I downloaded don't work. It comes up with an error that reads "Media Server Error: A network error has ...
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Item Not Found error when creating folders, and moving files

I get this error whenever I create a new folder in Windows 7 (Ultimate x64). I also get it when copying files about 50% of the time. Even though I get the "item not found" error initially, once I ...
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How do I stop getting updates for Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool and Windows Defender?

I have disabled the service for Windows Defender and I have configured the Action Center to not monitor or notify me about Spyware and Unwanted software protection. Windows Updates however really ...
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Windows shuts down unexpectedly when waking up from sleep

I've been facing this issue since yesterday, whenever I put the computer into sleep mode and when I wake up, it takes me to boot menu with choices; start Windows normally, safe mode, etc. in short, it ...
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MME, Windows DirectSound or Wasapi

so im using Audacity and was wondering wich recording device/system I should use for the best audio quality? There is MME, Windows DirectSound and Wasapi.Im on a Windows 7 laptop and I tried them all ...
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Win7 set my FAT32 USB key as read-only; can't format it

Today, I backed up some stuff from a Win7 before migrating to Ubuntu. In the middle of copying the files on my FAT32 USB key, Windows set the key as read-only. Now, I need to format the key to put a ...
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Windows 7 Mobile Device center Xperia x1 problem [on hold]

I recently installed Windows 7 on my computer and having trouble to sync it with my Xperia X1 mobile phone. I tried to install ActiveSync 4.5 but Microsoft told me to install Mobile Device Center ...
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The best practice to migrate to an SSD and add Ubuntu

First some details. I am running Windows 7 on a laptop. I've cut my C: drive down to ~100gb, and have a 250g SSD which I will replace my internal HDD. I would also like to install Ubuntu on the SSD. ...
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How to use local html page as desktop/background

On a windows 7 computer how might one set the desktop to be a webpage. I want to have a local html file that I can edit as needed. Then windows should show that file as the background for the desktop ...
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Service Pack 1Ð? What does Ð stand for?

While looking at some crash reports, I saw that one of the users has "Windows 7 Service Pack 1Ð". I thought that maybe it's a buffer overflow bug, but after googling for "Service Pack 1Ð", I saw that ...
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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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Gbridge with Task Scheduler

How to start Gbridge at computer start up using Task Scheduler? Tried creating a basic task with parameters copied from the desktop Gbridge shortcut and the Task Manager shows that Gbridge process is ...
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Recovering Windows 7 Product Key from Registry Backup

My SSD gave up a little while back and I would like to recover my Win 7 Product Key from the drive. Even using recovery software, I was unable to recover my Windows/System32/config directory which I ...
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Unity 5 trashed my Unity 4.6 project

What's up with Unity 5? It insists on using the highest version of Android sdk, and then doubled the size of the compiled apk from Unity 4.6. It also messed up all the alignment of buttons and other ...
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How can Alt-F4 be disabled in Windows 7?

As in the title: How can Alt+F4 be disabled in Windows 7?
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How to diagnose crashes?

My laptop recently started to shut down suddenly, in both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. The PC is 8 years old, it is not overheating (it was before, but the fan was cleaned last year) , I suspect the ...
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How can I move the page file to another physical disk location?

I would like to know exact instructions for moving the page file from 1 disk location to another disk in Windows 7. I.e. from an SSD to a non-SSD drive. I've spent about two hours searching - ...
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Windows 7 firewall rules doesn't work for FTP server

I have installed FTP server and set up an FTP site on Windows 7. I'm trying to connect to it via a Linux machine but the connection times out if the Home or work (private) networks firewall is on. ...
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Wifi won't turn back on after I accidentally turned it off

I accidentally pressed Fn+F12 on my HP dv6 laptop, which turns off my Wifi. When I tried to do the same to turn it back on, it said "Airplane Mode Off" on the screen, but wifi still wouldn't work ...
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How do I see CPU microcode version?

How do I see CPU microcode version in Windows 7? Is there some application that will show it? I'm just curious to see if under windows my CPU is using newest microcode version. If I remember ...
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Windows 7: fix .exe issue but cannot access regedit.exe

I'm running Windows 7 Professional, SP1, 64 bit. I tried to fix what I think is a corrupt regedit.exe file since almost all file associations do not work. Crucially, .exe won't work, and so I want to ...
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Replace Checkpoint VPN client by Windows 8/7 built-in client

Hi I'm running the Check point Endpoint Security VPN R75 (which replaces SecureClient) for Windows and it crashes my laptop very often. Now I've fixed it and due to the crashes I upgraded to Windows ...
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Unable to connect to Virtual Private Network

I am trying to figure out what is going on here as I am unable to connect to a VPN most of the time. I am using FrootVPN on the OpenVPN protocol. I used this guide to set it up. It is entirely ran ...
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My windows 7 64bit sys isonly using half the mem installed, Why?

I have 4 GB memory installed and when I check the performance monitor the computer only uses half. Please advise.
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parted magic will not load on PC

I cannot get parted magic to load up, I get RAMDISK couldn't find valid ram disk image starting at 0 insert a root floppy and press enter? can you help sort this issue please? failing that i wish ...
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Windows 7 home premium keeps stopping working

I have recently started using Windows7 home premium on an HP Pavilion DV6. I constantly get messages saying MSWord has stopped working, or similar for using Powerpoint, trying to access documents, ...
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How do I view files inexplicably hidden on an external hard drive?

Yesterday I traded some files with a friend by hooking up an external hard drive to his computer. I had created a folder with some files in it for him and likewise created another folder for him to ...
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How to fix incorrect margins when printing from Windows 7?

My printer is a HP Photosmart 2575. When I print from my Windows XP the margins are all ok, but when I print from my Windows 7 laptop the top margin is 2x larger for the same document, and as a result ...
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Keep powerpoint running minimized

Using powerpoint 2013 I have a looped powerpoint with animations playing on one of my 2 displays. I want to be able to do something on display 1 (lets say editing a word doc) while the powerpoint is ...
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Product information not valid

Always when I start up my Hp 650 Notebook PC, comes the error message says that. Product information not valid The following product information programmed into the system board is missing or ...
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When trying to connect to a secured network, the “enter password” box does not show

My laptop uses windows 7. When I click on the network I want to connect to (or any other network) the box where you would normally enter the password does not show. Can anyone help? Thanks
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Photo Viewer only prints black and white

This is a very odd problem. I have a color printer (HP deskjet 3070A) and a Windows 7 machine. When I print email or text documents, color works just fine. However, when I try to print from the photo ...
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Windows constant freezes, hard restart required

I'm new around this site so I don't know if I'm doing something wrong if so, I'm sorry~ I don't know if you need my specs for this problem, but I'll leave them to you anyways: -Processor: Intel(R) ...
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Connect to samba server remotely

I have a Samba server say at "abstergo.m12.in" I'm fairly new to Samba as I usually use SFTP for file transfers but I wanted something more Windows Native. I used the samba config from ...
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Error while exporting comments from Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

I want to export the comments made on my PDF file into word format. I'm using Windows 7 with Acrobat 9 Pro. I also have MS Office 2013 installed and running. When I click on the Comments Menu and ...
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Latitude E6540 fan constantly blowing [on hold]

Have a Dell E6540 running windows 7 and the fan keeps coming on, blowing air out of the left side of the laptop. It's loud and sometimes when it's blowing the touch pad won't respond. This has just ...
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Photon files converted into MS word format. How to reconvert them into orginal format?

Mistakenly i had opened tata photon icon in MS Word format. Now its not opening the files of photon in its original format. Regardless, it has converted all the applications on my desktop into MS word ...
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Unable to completely disable Offline Files feature for Windows 7 in GPO

I have been trying to completely disable the offline files feature for all the W7 PCs on the domain that I manage. I have been unable to. I do not want this feature as it creates unwanted, largely ...
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Windows 7 Headphones suddenly stopped?

I dual boot windows 7 professional x64 and Ubuntu. Have not had issues until recently. Windows will not play sound through my headphones,so my immediate thought was that the port broke; however, after ...
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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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Why does my general frame rate slow down to 40fps randomly?

This has been bugging me for a while. Every once in a while, I find my computer to be sort of laggy and I thought it was because it was busy or something. However, I recently noticed that it wasn't ...
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How to make a folder password protected in windows [on hold]

Could anyone please mention about how to make a folder password protected and hide the folder
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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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Can I have Windows 7 always allow Eudora to run?

I use Eudora (an older email client program). When I open my shortcut to Eudora, a User Account Control dialog appears asking me if I want to allow the program to make changes to my computer, before ...