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Windows is not genuine slmgr -rearm error

I am working on building a custom image of widows 7 in audit mode. I run into an error with my unatttend.xml file when i reboot the computer out of audit mode and i get an error that windows could not ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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Windows Updates Install Over and Over

Edit: I'm noticing updates for products that don't exist on my system. Take KB2553322. That's for InfoPath, but it's not on my system. I recently noticed Office 2010 SP2 was failing to install. It ...
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WHS 2011: Client can't connect to server

I have a Win 7 client, which did the upgrade to Win 10 and then the downgrade to Win 7 again. Because the Launchpad wasn't able to connect, I tried to reinstall the software (IE: servername/connect). ...
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Windows 7 black screen after installing latest patch

Yesterday Windows Update installed the latest 2 patches. After doing the reboot, I got the black screen. System Restore didn't fix it. What can be done? EDIT: I was able to retrieve the Windows ...
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Sending a file to Janome 10001 - failure to initialize communication port msg

I have a Janome 10001, Customizer 10,000Plus, Embird 2010, on a Windows7 32bit computer with Microsoft Word 2007. When attempting to send a design to the sewing machine I receive a Failed to ...
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Power Charging icon is missing from Windows Taskbar

On my new business laptop which is running Windows 7, the battery charge icon in Windows Taskbar goes away after each Windows restart. To return it, I only need to go to "Device Manager" and press ...
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How to assign monitor numbers in Windows 7

When I use 2 monitors, one on VGA and one on hdmi, Win 7 will always assign the hdmi monitor as 1 and the VGA monitor as 2. How can I manually assign these?
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Largest Bytes Cached by ReadyBoost in Practice by Windows 7?

What's the largest bytes cached by ReadyBoost that someone can expect with a Windows 7 laptop with 8GB of RAM? I adding a Class 10, 16GB SD Card, primarily for ReadyBoost, and I haven't seen the ...
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Windows 7 Update Error: 80070057

I just upgraded my laptop from Windows Vista (32-bit) to Windows 7 (64-bit). After installing, it performed a critical update and successfully installed 4 of them. It then recognized that there were ...
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Outlook only syncs folders when clicked

I'm using Outlook 2016, with exchange. If I log into OWA, I can see dozens of unread email throughout my folders. In Outlook, I have to click each folder individually to get it to sync down. How can ...
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Sharing a folder in LAN with a password using Folder Lock Software

I have a problem in sharing my created locker in the sharing server of my LAN. Let's assume that the address of the sharing server of my LAN is \\192.168.1.1 and there I stored the locker. Now, after ...
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How can I install Quicktime player to Windows 10?

I would like to play a movie in the web and a webpage ask me, download Quicktime plugin. I opened up this web page and I tryed download and install Quicktime But when I tried install I get this ...
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Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?

My workplace allows for remote logins to the company network, with certain prerequisites for securing a computer before making the connection, one of which is that Windows must be used to make the ...
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Windows 10 Activation after clean install OEM

I had a pc with a legal version of Windows 7 Pro installed. As soon as the pop-up for the free upgrade to Windows 10 came I tried to upgrade. However, my pc kept crashing in the process. After 7 ...
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When was Samsung rv420 laptop released?

I'm triying to figure out how "old" is the Samsung rv420 computer model. I bought it around 3 years ago, in fact around april 2012 (maybe a month later or sooner), in fact windows installation is ...
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Why do not all computers show up on net view?

I have a wired LAN network with some networking issues. In dealing with them, I have used net view in Command Prompt to try to see all of the computers on the network. There are four computers on the ...
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Saving iTunes updates to secondary drive

I have installed the latest version of iTunes on my secondary drive (the application file is located at E:\Program Files\iTunes). However, when I try to update iTunes or back up my iPhone, it uses ...
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Firefox sporadically loses ability to perform DNS lookups

I've scoured the web for several days now, essentially every single time I encounter this. I hope someone here knows a solution to this. Facts I'm using the latest stable release of Firefox at the ...
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Windows 7 permissions are set but access is denied

This is my Administrators group, I have two users on the computer in the group but only 1 of them has access to a file. The one that has access is the creator of the file (owner). I have a file, ...
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Log time spent between switch a Windows on and off

I want to log the time I spend between switching my PC on and when I switch it off; like have a text file updated with records of each time I switch my PC in the morning and switch it off at the ...
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My laptop changes brightness by itself

My Toshiba laptop was bought back in 2012. It works perfectly fine until a while ago, when it started to change brightness by itself. I'm sure it was not the power plan because it happens even when ...
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How to reset Excel 2010 settings to Default?

Excel's cells are very small when at 100% zoom (see screenshot below): I have searched Excel's menu but couldn't find anything relevant. I tried to install Microsoft Fixit but it said it wasn't ...
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System restore with no mouse or keyboard

I accidentally installed some USB drivers to my Windows 7 system, they were the wrong ones and now my keyboard and mouse won't work. A system restore would get rid of them, but obviously I can't ...
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Unable to change password - Access is denied

I installed Windows 7 on a computer in a workgroup a few weeks ago. Yesterday while logging, the user (administrator account) was prompted to change its password Your password has expired and must be ...
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How to set the command (cmd) prompt colors

Pretty easy to do in Bash, but, for the life of me, I cannot find a way to change the prompt (and only the prompt) colors in Windows 7's cmd window. Note: the solution suggested in the comments seems ...
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Strange keyboard settings on Lenovo X1 Carbon

My colleague and I we both got the same Lenovo X1 Carbon, installed Windows 7 from the same ISO image and used the Lenovo System Update tool in order to obtain all required drivers and tools for our ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04.3 will not boot as partition with winsows 7

I have been trying for 2 weeks to install a partition with ubuntu and windows 7. I have a separate 256GB hdd that has windows 7 installed on it. I shrink that and unalloctate 56GB for ubuntu. As I do ...
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OpenVPN fails to connect when switching from Windows XP to Windows 7 - with same ovpn profile

My workplace has a VPN set up, which I used to connect to using OpenVPN on Win XP. Now I'm trying to achieve the same on a Win 7 64bit box. I installed the 64bit OpenVPN client (March 2013 release) ...
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Inverting direction of mouse scroll wheel

Is there a way to make a mouse scroll wheel invert its direction? I'd like to scroll upwards and have that action scroll downwards and vice-versa. There is no setting on the Mouse control panel that ...
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Outlook 2010 OST Size limit

There are a few questions on here that come close to answering the questions but never really a definitive answer. Is there a limit to Mailbox size, email count, and folder count in Outlook 2010 x64 ...
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Automatically switching between two UNC paths in Windows Explorer - Windows 7

I have two identical folders located on two different computers on my network. I access both of them from a different Windows 7 machine. On that Windows 7 machine, when I visit the first folder ...
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Computer randomly restarting in the middle of some CPU and GPU activity (viewing videos, gaming)

Asking on behalf of someone I know. His current build - Processor: Core i7-4770k RAM: GSkill Sniper Series DDR3-1600 8 GB total RAM 4 x 2 GPU: EVGA GTX 780 SC SSD: Samsung 120GB 840 Pro PSU: Corsair ...
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How do I get the total duration of a bunch of tiny video files in a folder?

I have a bunch of small video files in a folder and I thought clicking on Properties of the folder would give me the total duration of all the video clips combined but it didn't. What is the simplest ...
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How to find Chrome's installed plugins (*not* extensions)

Google Chrome is slowly trying to block out people using plug ins so they'll instead use their extensions. They're even semi obfuscating these plugins, and I can't find a couple I have installed. One ...
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Windows 10 install on Windows 7 Ultimate fails after 'Checking requirements' with error code 80070005

There are many people with this problem on a MS website. In my case and in many other cases it is not solvable by the normal techniques for resolving windows update and setup issues. I'll post the ...
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Text disappeared from view in .txt file

Something happened to my log.txt file when I saved and closed it. When I opened it the next day, no text was visible anywhere in file. Don't know what could have happened. Tried different encoding ...
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windows 7 taskbar icons moves by group (grouping is disabled)

I have win 7. Taksbar grouping - "never" All tasks(icons) are not in one small group, but big tasks as it must be. But if I open 3 notepad programs etc & then I'll try to move one of this task in ...
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Excel tries “Accessing Printer” while opening specific workbook

Excel 2010 (Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) is loading a specific Excel file to 100%, then the status message on the splash screen rotates between "Opening (100%)" and "Accessing Printer". It sits and ...
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GnuPG/GPGee shell integration on windows 7 64-bit

Has anyone found a working solution to integrate a GnuPG in windows 7 ? I'm specifically looking for functionality similar to GPGee (right click on encrypted file -> Decrypt). I'm having trouble ...
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network adapter driver problem in Windows 7

I am facing problem with my Windows network adapter. It detects all the available networks but it shows "Limited Access" for the network I wish to connect. On diagnostics it gives "The wireless ...
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Why windows cannot show image file dimensions with size more than 4Gigabytes?

When we click on image files, windows shows it's dimensions at the bottom of the window, but when file size is more than 4gig then windows cannot show the dimensions, why? windows 7, ntfs format.
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Getting XAMPP to work with multiple version of PHP

How can I install XAMPP to work with different versions of PHP? I use XAMPP because some of the scripts are buggy when run in WAMP. I use WAMP because it supports different versions of PHP. But now ...
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Opening/Sharing Exchange Calendars in Outlook for Mac 2011

Problem (in short): Mac users cannot open/share calendars in Outlook. Background: I have five users who need to work on one calendar in Outlook. Three users are running Microsoft Outlook 2010 on ...
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How can i make entire windows Translucent on Windows 7

When I am on Linux I am able to make windows partially transparent by using Compiz. I do this so that I can reduce the glare from the screen which hurt my eyes and causes headaches at times. I would ...
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Installation of Expect on Windows 7 64-bit fails with “not found in the archives”

Downloaded ActiveTcl from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads/ Installed ActiveTcl at c:/Tcl/ Go to Bin directory in command prompt (Start > Run > cmd > cd c:\Tcl\bin) To install Expect, I ...
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Why does Windows 7 sometimes forget to turn off my display after X number minutes, even though the power settings are specifically set that way?

This is not just a problem with Windows 7 - I know I've been experiencing this same issue all the way back through XP. Basically, you set your screen to turn off after 5 or 10 minutes, you walk away, ...
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Windows 7 takes 15 min before even downloading WIndows Updates

Every time I go to install updates--regardless of whether it's a single 2KB update or a dozen 300MB updates, the screen sticks at the "Please wait while windows..." for a good 15 minutes before it ...
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USB Wireless keyboard not working during bootup

During boot, my wireless USB keyboard doesn't work. Other USB corded keyboards work, so I know USB is enabled in my BIOS. This is a bit annoying because it makes it impossible to enter setup, choose ...