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Laptop crashes on startup

I own a Acer Aspire 5737z; the problem exhibits with a normal Windows login and also in a safe mode login. What happens is basically, after logging into Windows my laptop has crashed to a black ...
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Windows audio breaks when playing sound from different sources

The sound in windows just breaks when I try to play sound from different sources. I got my new PC yesterday and built it together, and today I was installing some programs and noticed my sound kept ...
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Batch file unable to edit the HOSTS file

I have a host edit that I need to deploy for a department. Rather than add that to their current image I was planning to add that as a post deployment script. I cast about looking for a script to edit ...
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Can't change or set password in Windows 7

I'm trying to set up a new user in a Win7Pro computer. The computer has HP ProtectTools enabled. I cannot set the password from within HP ProtectTools or the User Accounts control panel, when logged ...
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Multiple IP Settings to Emulate Multiple Devices

Here is the Setup An Ethernet IPv4/UDP network based control system, with 20 different devices attached. A test facility for testing 2 of these devices. Simulator Software to simulate any of the ...
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GnuWin32 sed how can I search and replace quotes? Win7 UK

Getting really weird behaviour with sed in Win7: Manual says surround substitute command with single quote (') - rejects, only allows double quote ("). Plus I want to change double quote in a file to ...
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If I install a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit System will this affect driver installations?

The reason I am asking about this is: I am running a dual boot of Windows 7 and Kali 2.0. Now the windows does not recognize any USB device despite 1 whole week devoted to looking for the drivers ...
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How to run a program as an administrator at startup on Windows 10?

We have a program that is having problem starting up on Windows 10. If the program is NOT run as administrator, it popups a "Access Denied" message right before it starts. If we run the program as an ...
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Why does Windows 7 override IPv6 interface flags?

I'm setting up a basic IPv6 network and when I was configuring one client I observed that after some time the OS enables "managed address configuration" and "other stateful configuration" when "router ...
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Do I need multiple network drivers for my PXE Windows 7 64-bit WinPE?

We are working on a PXE Server which is Linux-based with a Debian distribution. Our server is running fine and we can PXE boot clients with Linux distributions. Now we are adding a Windows 7 ...
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VGA resolution with Sony Bravia TV

I just bought Sony Bravia KDL40S5100 tv. The VGA input is acting weird. I have a Gateway desktop with Windows 7 and Intel 945 graphics. I also have a laptop running Ubuntu 9.04. The TV will not ...
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Losing internet connection over wifi, “standard gateway not available” on Win 7

For a few weeks now, I'm losing access to the internet on my laptop every couple of minutes. The wifi itself is stable, just the yellow warning triangle appears and I cannot reach any websites etc. ...
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Process Monitor fails to load

I am trying to load Process Monitor (Procmon.exe) from Sysinternals, and I get the following error on startup. Unable to load Process Monitor device driver In the Event Viewer, I get the ...
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How can I create a bouncing logo screensaver?

I'm looking to create a basic screensaver, background set to a specific color, with a specific image (or images) bouncing around on the computer screen. For reference, the majority of the computers ...
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Clicking anything in Start menu crashes Explorer

Whenever I try clicking a link in Start Menu (both the list of frequently used apps you see when you just open the menu and the All Programs folder) Explorer crashes and restarts. Data that might or ...
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Custom combining mobile data and wifi on windows 7

I have 2 internet sources 3G based Huawei E3533 Dongle (usb) with unlimited bandwidth and speed (Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device ) 4G Huawei router (Wi-Fi) with limited bandwith and ...
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Need some efficient method to Lock/Unlock files

I'm developing a small tool and I need to test it again system-level locked files. I'm in search of some small application (or some easy method my tired brain is not coming up with) that allows me to ...
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windows 7 pro- import pictures and video wizard does not close after importing images

This is a problem I never had on this computer, until recently when it suddenly started (may have been after a windows update...not sure). After importing the images via USB cable from my camera, ...
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Is there a hack to get RDP shadow sessions / console mode working on Windows Vista Home or Windows 7 Ultimate

I'm already running a hacked RDP made for Vista Home Premium x64, but I recently realized that shadow sessions only work for Windows Server versions. I really need to support shadow sessions on lesser ...
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Hard drive has no bad sectors, but has very slow copy in some areas like quicksand

It started with watching movies on the HD and they buffered which makes no sense for local files. I decided to move everything off the drive just in case and it copies at 100Mb/s for hundreds of gigs ...
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BSOD Error Code 1a

For the past couple of months I receive a BSOD Error Code 1a about 1-3 times every single day. It feels like the issue happens a lot when i'm using adobe flash, but i'm sure there is probably a more ...
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Windows 7 - Can't access UNC Shares but can Ping and RDP

I have an odd problem with one machine out of 90. Win 7 x64 SP1, working fine previously. Joined to domain and able to access mapped drives on file server. This morning, user has IP from DHCP ...
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Accidentally deleted the Downloads folder, a windows “Special Folder”, how to restore?

I deleted the Downloads folder in my Windows 7 home directory (which I had moved and renamed to incoming) I was able to restore the folder from a backup, this restores the contents as well as ...
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Keyboard shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop

Is there a way, using the keyboard, to switch from a maximized (full screen) Remote Desktop Connection back to the main computer? I have about 4 Remote Desktop connections that I am switching between ...
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Cannot do Windows updates on new Windows 7 installation (Compaq laptop)

Background I have an (old) Compaq Presario CQ60 laptop on which I have installed Windows 7 SP1 (via a Windows DVD) - a new installation, wiping all other data. I tried installing games but, though ...
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Windows 7 - missing PID in services tab, task manager

So, as stated in the title, PID tab is missing from services tab in task manager. I need PID in order to find a windows service, which causes lots of hard page faults in my system. Any way to fix ...
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How do I change my default browser to an unlisted program in Windows 7?

I use multiple browsers regularly, so I've written a script that will open pages in whatever browser is already running (or Firefox if there is none). I want to set this script as my default browser. ...
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Takes a long time to delete large folders in VMWARE and Windows 7 guest

I am using Windows 7 in VMWARE Workstation 7.1 When I try to delete a large folder of over 400 MB in size it takes more than half an hour. But when I do the same thing outside of VMWARE on my Host ...
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VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

I'm running Windows 7 Guest on a Windows 7 Host. How can I enable Unity? The guest OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit The host OS is Windows 7 64-bit I get the following error message "The virtual ...
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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins access to edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I have ...
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Linux guest under VMWare - Literally HUGE fonts in some applications and situations

So I have installed a Linux guest (Ubuntu 12.04 alternate with expert install), for development. (Easier than keeping around cygwin and stuff.) But it happens, that some windows come up with huge ...
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VMWare on Intel i7-2600[S/K]: VM processor configuration for maximum performance

I have an Intel i7-2600K-processor, which has 4 cores but runs 8 thread because of Hyperthreading. I want to run a Ubuntu-VM with maximum performance under VMWare 8 (host system is Windows 7, and is ...
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VMWare Workstation 8 - is there a performance hit on host?

The main question: How much impact does having VMWare Workstation installed? What I mean by that, is VMWare Workstation comes with a bunch of services, a load of network devices, and so on. By ...
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VM8 can not change the install directory

Here is a screenshot of my problem: I downloaded the VM8 yesterday, but when I tried to install it, I found that all drivers are missing. I want to install it in different folder under C:, but ...
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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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Use VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox to emulate Windows 7 on Windows 7?

I've got a highly optimized Windows 7 for making music. Up until now I dual-booted into another copy of Windows 7. I use that for Photoshop, testing applications and regular work so the registry of ...
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VM won't see network

I have a win7 64bit VM running on Vmware 7 workstation on a host (win7 64bit). The vm was able to see the network just fine, but now it cannot. I was running 6.5.3 and installed vmware 7 then rebuilt ...
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installation doesn't proceed : when starting the setup of VMware 8

When i start the setup of VMware 8 , an incomplete window of installation opens up and installation doesn't start/end . This type of window appears: I have a 32 bit processor with win7 installed . ...
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Can you boot to boot.wim (winpe) in vmware?

I have been testing my WinPe builds by committing my winpe files, copying over my build to a flash drive, and then booting to that flash drive on a different computer. I was wondering if there was a ...
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How to access files on a guest OS from a host OS in VMWare?

It's easy to share a folder which resides on the host file system with the guest OS, but is it possible to do the reverse? i.e. is it possible to share a guest directory with the host OS, so that the ...
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How do I make an AutoHotkey script work in a VMware virtual machine only?

I'm running VMware Workstation 9 on Windows 7 and I wonder how do I make an AutoHotkey script (which does some key remapping) work only when the input is grabbed by a VMware virtual machine?
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Do I really need to reboot my host machine to restore net' connectivity to my VMware machines?

I'm running VMware Workstation 6.54 on a Windows 7 host (64-bit). Whenever the host loses network connectivity the VMs never get their connection back until I reboot the machine (which I have to do ...
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Is there a way to limit bandwidth usage on Windows 7?

Often, I tether my Android smartphone to my Windows 7 PC, while travelling. This office PC has many background data-consuming applications (like software update, virus definition downloads, large ...
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Windows 7 booting from old SSD

I built-up a new computer yesterday. Then, I installed my SSD on the old laptop. When I boot the system, I see windows logo, then it gives blue screen error which says check your disk for virus ...
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VMWare Unity on Windows 7 RC (Host) with Ubuntu 9.04 (Guest)

I'm currently running the Windows 7 RC and trying to use VMWare Workstation's Unity feature with a Ubuntu 9.04 guest. Unity starts, and I can access the Unity "Start Menu" for Ubuntu within Windows, ...
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Connect virtual machine to host via IEEE1394, USB or Serial Port?

I have a host machine (Laptop, Win 7 Home Premium x64) running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on VMWare Workstation 9. I've got this system set up for UMDF driver development, because I need a target machine ...
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Connect to VMware host from VMware guest with Juniper VPN

My company provide remote access to its private network using Juniper Connect. They have restricted to the Windows Juniper Connect client, but I need to work into a GNU/Linux distribution. Before ...
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Simultaneous/shared internet access between \windows 7 and Ubuntu on vmware workstation

I am trying to set up hotspot using easyhotspot full distro (Ubuntu acts as host for easyhotspot). I am trying to do this in VMware Workstation 9 with Windows 7 as host. I am able to access internet ...
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Uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 completely from Windows 7

I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine. I could not do that from Control Panel. I received "The MSI failed" error like this: ...
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VMWare Workstation high CPU - vmware-vmx.exe to virtual machine mapping

I am running several virtual machines (around 7 or so) inside VMWare Workstation on a Windows host. In the Windows Task Manager, I see there is a vmware-vmx.exe process created for every virtual ...