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How do I manually add a Tracking Protection List (TPL) to Internet Explorer 11 that is not in the Internet Explorer gallery website?

This one at How do I manually add a Tracking Protection List (TPL) to Internet Explorer that is not in the Internet Explorer gallery website? does not work for Internet Explorer 11. And / Or is there ...
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Why does the cmd show the Windows version number as being 6.1.7601?

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1. The first line printed when I open a cmd window is: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Any ideas why?
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How to run a VirtualBox VM from command line?

I want to know how to start a VirtualBox Virtual Machine (VM) from the command line (using Windows 7) as well as shut it down with the operating system. What is an easy way to achieve this?
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How can I change the default drag and drop action on a folder in Windows 7?

I have a special folder which I always drag and drop many files to. How can I change the default "Copy to" action to be "Move to"? This is what I mean: I know I can do it by pressing Ctrl or ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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confusing on registry value

When i open the registry "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders" under HKEY_CURRENT_USER some names are normal strings like "AppData", "Desktop","My Music" etc. and ...
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Windows 10 IE11 Compatibility Mode

I have been using Windows 8.1 Pro for awhile and i can access this webpage by adding it into compatibility view in IE. Then I decided to upgrade to Windows 10 via the preloaded options given. I ...
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Windows 7 hosted network not allowing internet access

I have a Windows 7 laptop and I am trying to set it up to broadcast Wi-Fi so that my mobile can connect to it when in the office (no mobile signal). I've found plenty of tutorials, and while all of ...
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I cannot find rEFInd installation on my macbook pro to remove it

I installed rEFInd 0.10.3 on my MacBook Pro and after installation by Windows 7 bootcamp installation will not boot; it says "no bootable OS found". If there is a workaround to get this working I ...
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Running Java applet in IE will download “securitypack.jar”

My computer is not connecting to the Internet. And we have an Intranet website which requires Java applet. It is found that whenever I enter the Intranet website, the Java console states that it is ...
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How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD?

I have a 500 Gb hard drive currently split into two partitions: +---------------------+--------------+ | Data (D:\) | System (C:\) | +---------------------+--------------+ Now, I just ...
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How to Clone a Windows 7 Partition to a new Hard Drive?

I just bought a ssd drive and I have 2 partitions. 1 is for work and one is for personal. I did a fresh install for my personal partition. However for work I want to make a clone(it would be a huge ...
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How to configure gpo to auto locks the computer once the windows start?

I have a computer which will go to the lock screen once windows start (the account is set to auto logon to windows). so basically when i power on the pc, i will see a lock screen of that user account. ...
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(Some Program that lets me) Manually Sort Folders in Windows 7

I want to have some convenient way of remembering the order I put certain folders in, without being forced to rename them. Some of these folders may get deleted and new folders also get added, so ...
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Changing the password in Windows 7 hotspot

I turned my Windows 7 laptop into a wireless hotspot a while ago. Now I forgot the password I set. How can I see and change the password? I cannot see the network under Control Panel\Network and ...
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Determine If Windows 7 Product Key is OEM Before Installation

I have some Windows 7 disks and product keys that I bought on eBay. They didn't come in a box, but the disk and the product key sticker otherwise look legit. What I want to know is if the keys are OEM ...
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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 ...