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How do I remove the same part of a file name for many files in Windows 7?

Basically, I have an album of music and I want to remove the authors name from all of the mp3 files instead of having to manually do it myself. Is there a function in Windows 7 Ultimate that can do ...
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Windows can't setup ad hoc connection

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the ...
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Can't install Windows 7 with UEFI off on GPT drive

I need to have a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7 on my notebook with UEFI. I had to turn UEFI off to install and boot Ubuntu. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7, but it says it can't be ...
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Windows 7 randomly freezes after 30 mins of idling

I just got a new Acer computer with Windows 7 preinstalled on it and experience that the computer freezes when it was idle for 30 mins and I come back and want to use it again. When I move the mouse ...
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Disable prompt to convert videos copied to media device

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II, which when connected to my Windows 7 computer acts as a "Portable Media Player" Whenever I try to copy a video onto the device, it prompts if I want to convert it, ...
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Is there a way to activate Windows 7 when it's saying my license code is already in use?

I purchased an Acer Notebook about 3 years ago. It had a bunch of bloatware, and in general it was starting to slow down. I decided to try to reinstall the OS. I went on the Internet and got a copy of ...
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Turning off/on monitor reduces non-maximized window sizes?

I believe this is a very strange problem, but i just switched back to PC from Mac after nearly 20 years so I'm certainly no expert with Windows 7 yet. My new computer has a Gigabyte HD 6970 GPU ...
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Stalling when loading shockwave flash stuff

So I wanted to load a page, say google translate. when i click to have the computer say it out loud, the page stalls and freezes. Chrome it self doesn't freeze, the page freezes. Then afterwards a ...
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Wired “Not Connected” icon in system tray instead of Wireless “Connected”

I've been getting this weird problem as of late: It seems as if I'm not connected to any network - be it wired or wireless, even though I am connected via wireless ("bamba" has internet access), ...
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Excel 2013: “We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now”

Excel 2013 often complains that "We couldn't free up space on the clipboard. Another program might be using it right now" when I'm trying to copy cells. Some say it might be caused by Zone Alarm or ...
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Limiting internet bandwidth on Wifi

I have a dlink wifi router. I become very helpless when my cousins come over for weekend and suck up all the internet bandwidth by streaming Netflix and youtube. I just to limit wifi bandwidth for the ...
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Adobe Reader 11.0.07 freezes for ~8 seconds when opening a PDF file

Whenever I open Adobe Reader by opening a .pdf file on my system (Windows 7 x64) if the Internet connection is not available (no connection at all, or even wrong Internet settings, like a proxy that ...
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Where can I change the FileZilla font size running under Windows 7

I consider myself to be a pretty savvy computer user, but this one has escaped me. After reading the documentation, the blogs, the wiki, the bug trac I am still at a loss. Does anyone know how to ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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Some Programs can't be pinned to the Window 7 taskbar

I noticed the other day when running eclipse that I can't pin the Eclipse exe directly (I can pin the shortcut to start it, however once started, it seems to open another application that uses the ...
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how to boot from dvd on windows on mac?

I have a windows 7 image from my a PC. I setup bootcamp (on my mac), but when I try to restore the image it states I must first create a startup disk, so I do then the computer reboots and the ...
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Directory tree as a image [on hold]

I need the directory tree under a directory as a image, with well designed icons. Example: parent folder |_ _folder_1 |_ _folder_2 | |_subfolder_1 | | |_file_1 | |_subfolder_2 |_ _file_2 I ...
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How to clean reinstall Win 7 without Install disc

I want to reinstall one really old Windows 7 Home Prem. It was installed in laptop yet by seller. I searched and found just option Choosing an advanced recovery method->Return your computer to the ...
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Windows - Cannot connect to remote systems using host name

The AD scenario is like this: pc01 (Win 7 Pro) always connects a network share on server01 (Win Server 2003) as network drive F through a logon script: net use F: /delete net use F: \\server01\sys ...
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Is there a nuked FireFox 35 installation?

I just upgraded my FF to the latest version - 35, or 35.1. All my tabs were gone, the space above the tabs is wastefully huuuge and I can't get to options (the green marked buttons work but the red ...
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Windows 7 Administrator HomeUsers Account

I'm trying to login to my Windows 7 PC from another PC so that I can transfer files to the Windows 7 PC. I've just installed Visual Studio 2008 on my new PC, and I wan't to transfer all of my work ...
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High CPU usage of “NT Kernel & System” process while Chrome playing YouTube video

I have a headache from searching for solution of my problem. Everytime when I open Google Chrome and any YouTube video (doesn't matter if Flash or HTML5), system process named "NT Kernel & ...
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weird sound on windows

About every 3-4 minutes my Windows 7 will make this sound (Windows Exclamation)and coursor is working slow for 1 second but show no message. Is there anyway to fix this or at least find out what ...
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Windows 2008 Folder redirection doesn't seem to work for some folders - Group Policy propagation issue

Tearing my hair out - hoping someone can spot my (probably obvious) mistake: I'm setting up a home LAN running Windows 2008 R2 with Windows 7 Ultimate clients. I'm trying to redirect the various ...
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Where in the registry can I found mounted devices?

I'm writing a python application on Windows 7 (64bit) where I need to start something after a new USB storage device has been mounted. In an older application I was polling on ...
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Weird sound in Windows 7

I am getting the problem similar to this one. The weird sound keeps playing randomly and I don't know how to get it resolved in Windows 7 since Windows 7 doesn't has a dog animation in search ...
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Monitor won't come out of Power Save mode

I've seen a lot posts written by people having this problem and I've been trying for about 3 hours now to figure this out but I've had no luck. What I believe led to this was me trying to play a ...
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How can I rotate MOV and mp4 files in Windows Live Photo Gallery?

I am using Windows Live Photo Gallery on Windows 7 to manage my photos and video clips from camera/phone. If I import photos/videos from camera, it is smart enough to rotate as necessary, but I have ...
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Would it make any sense or can I see any performance upgrade if I change my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, in the presence of SSD hardrive?

I have a laptop with Win64 bit system with intel i3 processor on a Sandy bridge platform. I have recently replaced my hard drive with a SSD. Now I am also thinking to upgrade my RAM from 4 to 8 GB, ...
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Why does my account keeps getting locked? What does the log Event 4648 means?

I have this problem I just cant seem to find the source. My AD account keeps getting locked. Using lockout status and looking at the netlogon log i figured out which PC it is. I know which process is ...
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UI font scaling messed up in Windows 7

I was playing around with some of the font scaling features in Windows 7, and I seem to have broken something. To be precise, I increased the font scale to 150%, and then put it back to 100% (which is ...
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Win7 x64 rogue program pinpointing?

I've got a laptop that has what appears to be a command prompt pop up and vanish, whenever it connects to the net. I can repeat it, by turning off/on wifi, it flashes up and vanishes too fast to see, ...
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How Do I Disable “Bluetooth Headset and Handsfree Profiles” on Sony Vaio? So I Can Use Multiconnection Mode for LG HBS-700

I have recently purchased a LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Stereo Headset. It comes with a multi-connection mode so that two devices can be connected to the headset at the same time. However, both devices ...
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connecting my lg hbs700 to my computer

So my computer uses windows 7. I plug a bluetooth dongle in, and attempt to add my bluetooth headset. that works fine. But no audio, so I go to the devices, and open up the menu for the device. I ...
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VM image inaccessible in Virtual Box

I have Virtual Box installed on base OS RHEL 5.5. I am using Windows 7 as a VM image on Virtual Box. While transferring a folder of 600MB on Windows I got a Virtual Box error saying Memory limit ...
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Why do I have 300 GB of ghost data on my harddrive?

If I enable both hidden and system files, and then select them all while in the C:\ Drive, the properties window adds their data up to 220 GB. However, if I right click on the C:\ Drive itself and ...
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How can one machine ping another, but the reverse ping doesn't work

I've got two VMware Workstation virtual machines running ... Virtual A can ping the host laptop most of the time, other real machines on my home network all of the time, but it gets a "request timed ...
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Add Windows boot entries after installing Ubuntu?

I have Windows 7 on its own bootable hard drive, Windows 8 on its own bootable hard drive and Ubuntu on its own bootable hard drive. I'm using the BIOS to manually select on which hard drive to boot. ...
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How do I disable auto-accept for files received via Bluetooth?

When accepting a picture via Bluetooth I accidentally enabled the checkbox Always do this for Image files from ... Now pictures are always accepted from this device and I am unable to change the ...
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teamviewer display is slow to refresh

I'm using teamviewer from time to time to connect my portable computer with my desktop computer when I need to check on something (personal use). One of the main things I've been noticing is that it ...
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Why does opening an RDP session delete shortcuts on my desktop?

Currently running Windows 7 Professional at work and I use RDP to do a number of things here. Every time I open an RDP session, I've got certain shortcuts that just disappear, yet others don't. The ...
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Caps lock key acting in reversed way

I'm on a Windows 7 desktop with an external ps2 keyboard and its Caps lock key is behaving in opposite manner, like when I turn on the caps lock and the caps lock key light is lit its typing in small ...
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Screen freeze after giving permission to run exe

My laptop has been having a bit of a problem. I'm asking why, and how to fix it, if possible. It has windows 7, which was recently installed, because I was given the computer. The problem came with ...
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Error 1603 when installing Microsoft Intellipoint 8.2 on Windows 7 x64

Installing MS Intellipoint 8.2 (for my MS touch mouse) on my Dell Inspiron 580 always gives the following error: "Setup must close because an error occurred. Verify that your computer meets the ...
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Internet from 3G phone to PC, trying to share internet through LAN port to router

I posted over on Reddit for help first, but ultimately the issue is unresolved. Anyone trying to help may want to look at the conversation I had over there. I'm on Win7x64, Enterprise N. Ultimately, ...
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What does the grey progression bar represent in TeraCopy?

I use TeraCopy with Windows 7. What does the grey progression bar represent in TeraCopy when copying files?
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Windows 7 keeps changing my language(keyboard) settings

I am using Windows 7 Ultimate on a Windows network. My default settings is Danish locale, Danish keyboardlayout, but English system language. I only have Danish keyboard layout installed (in Text ...
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Chkdsk An unspecified error occurred 6c6f6766696c652e 29c

UPDATE: It was a bad SATA cable. I ran the chkdsk /R command on an external WD 1TB hardrive connected via SATA. Here is the output log from chkdsk from event viewer. Not sure what the error message ...
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How to copy a file to a destination only if the source file is newer than any of the destination files?

I'm looking for a way to accomplish this task. I've tried robocopy and writing a batch file, but robocopy doesn't seem to be able to do it (since /MINAGE can't do time--only dates), and writing a ...
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Courting Disaster with fakeRAID10 (Dual Boot Win7,Ubuntu14.10)

Over the past several weeks (!), I have been trying to set up a dual boot with Windows 7 Enterprise and Ubuntu Desktop 14.10. The motherboard is a Sabertooth x79, and I wanted to install everything ...