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Remove drive Q microsoft office click-to-run 2010 (protected)

There is no trace of Microsoft office on my computer and I don't think there has been for more than 5 years, but just today there appeared a drive Q labeled microsoft office click-to-run 2010 (...
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Windows 7 support for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection

Is there compatible drivers for Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection adapter? Intel site says its discontinued : http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-030472.htm
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How to diagnose network problems?

We have a user getting timeouts from the network and I have no idea how to fix the issue. Sometimes she gets 3 or 4 a day. When she tries the same thing again it works. She is getting the errors ...
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BSOD BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER while installing Windows

I have formatted and installing Windows using DVD, My USB isn't working, computer just hags whenever anything attached to USB so there was no option to boot from USB. In second phase of installation ...
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No signal to monitor when waking up after sleep

I am trying to figure out why my computer doesn't wake up properly from sleep, which happens about 3 times out of 5 (see update below). Fans and HDDs spins up and looks to be working (according to LED)...
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Windows 7 goes to hibernation even though hibernation is turned off

My computer with Windows 7 does not wake up from hibernation and I have to unplug it every time I want to start it. So I turned off the hibernation by changing power settings to: However, now it ...
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How can I view 4 programs windows 2x2?

I'm looking for a way/tool to re-size my screens faster. Problem is: I want the 4 programs that I'm running to be shown in a nice 2x2 view so that I don't have to re-size the windows manually.
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Downgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate to Professional without reinstall?

Can't find exact same scenario on other Qs so posting this .... Installed Windows 7 Ultimate from Dell OEM CD. Did not activate and using 30 day period. Can I just change key in setting IF: 1- I buy ...
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Where can I download Windows 7 x64 Polish ISOs?

I've recently bought an SSD drive and I want to reinstall Windows 7, but my notebook (ASUS K73SV) didn't come with a Windows 7 DVD, but a recovery partition on HDD. It's okay, but it comes with too ...
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Will moving a computer's hard drive move the entire operating system as well?

My laptop caught a virus. So I tried to reinstall the whole OS. But it keeps failing, says Windows cannot copy files and the installation is cancelled. Now I can't even boot the computer. It keeps ...
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Autohotkey & VirtualBox no longer get global hotkeys - Chrome to blame?

Windows-7 system, up to date with patches. As of Monday, after a first-thing-in-the-morning update to VirtualBox, I found that none of my AutoHotKey scripts are working (I had scripts on Win-G, Win-...
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Windows 7 - High DPC Latency

I've installed Windows 7 on my laptop, after having Windows 10 and not liking it because of several driver issues and constant bluescreens. My computer is performing much better, but I am still ...
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What is responsible for screen dim on laptop (Sony Vaio)?

So this is a minor issue that is bugging me slightly. I have a Sony Vaio SVS151190X laptop with Windows 7. I have it set so that after it's been idle for a few minutes the screen dims automatically. ...
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Visual Studio 2015 & .Net Core Tools Update Install Fails

I'm having an odd problem setting up VSPro2015 on a new laptop running Win7 Enterprise. The installer is completing but fails to install Azure AD Authentication Connected Service or Microsoft Azure ...
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User has 140GB of archives in outlook

I'm a sysadmin, and a user at my job has 140GB of archives in outlook, all of them split up in archives ranging from 2GB to 3GB max. The problem is that this causes a lot of issues, outlook crashing,...
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Windows 10 install. Restart in windows 7

During the upgrade from W7 to W10 there is a reboot after about 25% if installation. When the reboot is finished it starts in Windows 7. So the installation seems to fail, but I can't see in the ...
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How to get the local addresses available though using VPN and a proxy PAC script?

I'm using a VPN tunnel to connect an internal corporate network. To use the internet connection at the same time I had to set up my internet options, particularly: Automatic configuration [x] ...
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Steps to make native boot vhd boot in virtual box

Apologies in advance if this has been previously discussed, I did my best attempt at searching and could not find what I was looking for. My issue is that I have a windows 8 vhd I want to update to 8....
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When multiple Encrypting File System certificates are installed, which one is used for encryption?

To encrypt a file or folder in Windows, you basically go to its Properties and check Encrypt contents to secure data. Windows will use the certificate for Encrypting File System (EFS) that is ...
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SEMC HSUSB Driver - Windows 7. How do I get to install this thing?

I'm trying to connect my Android phone to my PC. I know, I know. That's not an SU question, but hear me out. The whole problem seems to be one single .inf / driver file which I just cannot manage ...
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WinRar Command to Compress(Zip) Every File in Folder with Another File

I have a text file that I want to be archived with each file in a particular folder. For example, the folder has: File1, File2, File3, and TextDoc1. I want to create File1.zip (which includes File1 ...
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If I have already downloaded Windows 10 through the Assistant tool , can it be installed via windows Update?

So I was trying to install windows 10. At first I tried using the Windows Update tool, but that hung at "Getting Setup Files". So I downloaded the Upgrade assistant and tried that. I'm on a very ...
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Why Windows cannot verify digital signature of audio drivers?

Since a few months ago, after installing some Windows Update (which one - I don't know unfortunately), the Realtek audio drivers are blocked by Windows 7 (Enterprise 64bit), causing my laptop (an HP ...
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How can I reinstall Windows 7 on a laptop without the drivers CD?

I have lost my ASUS drivers CD that came with the laptop. I want to reinstall Windows, but I'm afraid that I'll need drivers to make the laptop fully functional. The trouble is, when I tried to find ...
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How can I add an item to the Startup list in MSConfig?

I've got a small console application that runs some SVN commands on a number of folders that I run first thing in the morning. Is it possible to add this to the list of things Windows runs at startup? ...
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How to set up a task in Windows Task Scheduler to act on Bitlocker drive unlock?

I have a Win7 Enterprise system with one of its drives encrypted with Bitlocker. After reboot, I have to manually double-click the drive and supply password to unlock it. What I want to archive, is to ...
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Remote Desktop disconnects after reaching “Estimating connection quality…”

I'm connecting to a Windows 8 machine from a Windows 7 machine. When I try to RDP in to the machine, it prompts me for my credentials, then zooms through the process of connecting until it reaches "...
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can't run windows update, error 0x8024800c

I've just installed windows 7 home premium 64bit on my Asus K55vd laptop. The error 0x8024800c. I can't seem to perform any of the windows updates. I'm able to connect to the Internet without issues. ...
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Logitec Wingman Not Recognized

My Logitec wingman joystick is not recognized by my Windows 7 - even by the official installation CD. I know that it's not a hardware problem because the joystick works fine when I run YS Flight sim ...
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Rename “Documents” folder in Windows 7

I use a different name for "Documents" folder. Previously I had to rename it after every windows update, because updates kept changing it back. Now I am unable to rename it to the same old name ...
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Windows 7 Internet connection

i have a small network for 24 PCs and i have AD and DNS and Exchange all PC joined to domain there is no internet in network but some users unplug cable Ethernet and uses modem to connected to ...
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iTunes won't sync with my iPhone

Note: the problem changed now. You can read the "Old Problem" if you want, but it's not needed to understand the new one. New Problem With a lot of hackery (extracting the .msi's and then Orca) I ...
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Can you change the location where windows stores its updates?

On my personal home PC I want to change where windows downloads it updates to: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache(in folders with long ID numbers). When installing Python I found that it needs an update (a ...
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How do I stop Remote Desktop from prompting for username and password twice

When I user remote desktop to connect to a Window 7 Professional computer (using win7 pro RDP) it first prompts me for my password: after successfully authenticating there, it connects to the ...
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Can't press ctrl+v at the same time but all other commands work

So an issue suddenly happened with my keyboard this morning. All other commands regarding ctrl work apart from ctrl+V. I've tried re-installing drivers and nothing seems to work. Another issue is ...
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Remove shortcut overlays from hard links

I have learned from this and many other that the folder winsxs inside Windows folder contains a lot of hard linked folders. But none of the folders in winsxs shows shortcut overlays. However, when I ...
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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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ForceBindIP won't bind selected IP

I'm working on Windows 7 x64 and I can't get ForceBindIP to work. When I call ForceBindIP from the command line the bound application starts and works normally but on the default network interface ...
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Where find the Windows 10 update error log?

I've download the Windows 10 upgrade and started to install it. After about 22%, I took a break and when I came back Windows 7 was started again. I'm wondering why Windows 10 did not install and ...
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team viewer 10 and TV11 on same PC

would it be possible to run teamviewer 10 and teamviewer 11 on the same PC without uninstalling one? TV10 currently installed. I tried to rename TV10 folders in appdata and program folder but it ...
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Computer beeps on bluetooth file transfers - can't stop

I have a Windows 7 Pro computer which is configured to receive a file from another computer (Windows XP) every 30-60 seconds. This file is a screenshot of the second computer. We're not allowed to ...
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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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Encrypting %userprofile% using EFS?

Is it safe to encrypt my Windows 7 %userprofile% folder using EFS ? i.e. are applications or system logon going to be affected?
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Windows 7 desktop icons are blank

The icons on my desktop are invisible, however, when I press F5 they show correctly for about 0.1 seconds before disappearing again. When I run the following batch script downloaded from How to ...
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Wi-Fi connection turns off all the time

I have a Wi-Fi network in my appartment with the wireless N home router Trendnet tew-652BRP. Everything work fine for three of my laptops, but I have one PC with a D-Link DWA-140 adapter. It loses ...
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Product key of windows 7 is not accepted for windows 10

I've just upgraded my activated Windows 7 Professional to Windows 10 Pro. I upgraded, rather than making a fresh install. During installation I was asked for the product key, it wasn't accepted, ...
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Apache 2.4 with OpenSSL service failing with “specific error Incorrect function”

I downloaded Apache 2.4 from Apache Lounge and installed it on Windows 7, as a development server, and it worked fine. Now I'm try to use SSL with a self-signed certificate but restarting the service ...
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When the free upgrade to Windows 10 ends, can I re-enable Windows updates?

As I understand it, the Windows 10 free upgrade ends July 29th. Back when GWX first became a thing, the solution was to hide the update, and disable Windows updates so it didn't install without your ...
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Issues setting up Win 7

Im trying to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium on Samsung Ultrabook. My first try was to create a bootable USB drive with a .iso file. Next I created a new partition with diskpart, set it on ntfs, ...
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Windows 10 upgrade stuck at “Getting Setup Files”

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my PC running Windows 7 Home Premium. The PC is a Dell XPS L502X with a Core i5 2450M , 6GB of RAM, Nvidia GT540M GPU. So I had started the upgrade in Windows ...