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is there a way to sort files in a directory by view count? Win 7

As per the title, can files in a directory be sorted by view count in windows7 ? I have a folder with a lot of videos. I want to delete bottom 20 least viewed videos. This would require me to sort ...
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Connect seagete expansion external hard drive via Route

Recently I have brought Seagate expansion 2TB. I have desktop as well as laptop. How can I access the Seagate expansion on both the machines or one of machine, without changing the location of hard ...
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How switch keyboard layout once for all open programms?

When I switch keyboard layout windows switches it for current open program. When I switch among many programs I often get confused what keyboard current program uses. Is there a way to switch keyboard ...
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Samba share not accessible from Win 7 - tried advice on superuser

I have an old Red Hat Linux box that I use, amongst other things, to run Samba. My Vista and remaining Win XP PC can access the p/w-protected Samba shares. I just set up a new Windows 7 64-bit Pro ...
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Windows 7 Installation issue in Lenovo G470

I am using Lenovo G470. While installing Windows 7 through Pen drive , USP detecting but Laptop is not going to installation Booting its going to normal Windows Starting so kindly update some steps to ...
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What causes disk check with results of “invalid security id”?

I have a 1.5 TB Seagate hard drive that has triggered a chkdisk twice in the last two months. The first time, windows replaced security id with default security id for file xxx. I allowed it to ...
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Force Windows 7 to unload items from memory (not Superfetch)

The question is how to force Windows 7 to REMOVE items from my RAM when they are no longer in use. Because this question is met with 100% resistance I'm going to clarify this once... This question ...
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Win7 loses PATH from user profile

Recently, a very weird thing started to happen that has not happened before: Suddenly, from out of nothing Windows 7 & "forgets" the part from PATH from the user profile. As can be seen on the ...
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Slideshow screensaver with dual-monitor support?

I have a dual-monitor setup at home + work and want to show off my panoramas on them when they're not busy. I'm looking for a program that supports the following: wide-screen images (and panoramas) ...
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How to disable power to the mouse and keyboard after shutdown?

After my computer shuts down, I still have the power to the keyboard and mouse. This causes both the keyboard and mouse to have lights that remain lit while the system is off. How do I change this, so ...
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Can i prevent win7 from creating that kind of file ending with “~”?

In my working directory,there are many files ending with "~"? can i prevent win7 from creating that kind of file?
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Why doesn't Wireless Network Connection box show up?

I'm running Win7; when I click on the Wi-Fi button in the tray, the box won't pop up. Right-clickng does bring up troubleshoot and open network.
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Why does my general frame rate slow down to 40fps randomly?

This has been bugging me for a while. Every once in a while, I find my computer to be sort of laggy and I thought it was because it was busy or something. However, I recently noticed that it wasn't ...
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How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive?

Environment: Windows 7, but applies to other EFS-compatible Windows versions I have a file that is encrypted using standard Windows EFS encryption. When I copy that file to a USB drive using Total ...
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Brother MFC-7360N [on hold]

I cannot connect my scanner to my computer (Windows 7), However the printer is connected. I had to download a driver and had downloaded one that is compatible with printers and scanners. my machine is ...
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My router is having trouble with Windows 8 devices

I have a TP-LINK Wireless N Router WR941ND and several devices (2 notebooks and 1 cellphone). The cellphone is a Windows Phone and the computers are a Acer running Windows 7 Pro and a Dell Vostro V14T ...
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Dell Optiplex 755 - serial port driver for windows 7 64bit

I have a dell optiplex 755 (tower), it was shipped originally with vista but was recently reinstalled using Windows 7, 64 bit. THe serial port driver, and something else called "PCI Simple ...
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VPN connection with VirtualBox

I am on a Windows PC running VirtualBox with Ubuntu installed. I have my networking setup as NAT. On my Windows PC, I am connected to a VPN, but I cannot access those VPN resources from VirtualBox (I ...
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Tool to change file modified date with a tool which works inside File Explorer?

Looking for a tool to change a file's modified date which works from inside File Explorer context menu. I am aware of external tools like BulkFileChanger but I want to right click on a file and make ...
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What is difference between homeusers group and users group?

What is difference between homeusers group and users group? I want to know the property of homeusers group. and I want to know the property of users group?
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Keep the battery from charging fully (without Lenovo power manager)

Is there any tool (for Windows 7) to set a threshold for when the laptop battery should stop charging? I could use the Lenovo Power Manager, however I actually prefer Windows' native power management ...
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Slow LAN connection on one machine but not another

I am using the same ethernet cable on two different machines and getting two incredibly different results. The following tests were done on a Windows 7 desktop and a Linux laptop. On my laptop, ...
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How can I move a huge directory with MILLIONS of files?

I have a client that knows nothing about computers, and did a format and reinstall from the recovery partition of his old AMD Athlon II X4 desktop running Windows 7. This was his primary business ...
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Online Banking in Java freezes in Windows 7

I am trying to log into Online Banking that is made in Java but when I try to do it it just freezes... It is only happening in Windows 7, in Ubuntu 14.04 it works flawlessly. I tried Opera, Firefox, ...
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Network drive constantly remaps at startup

I mistakenly mapped my P: drive in Windows 7 to a useless network share, and for the life of me I can't remove the network drive. It was set to "reconnect at login" and it seems impossible to remove. ...
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Can't delete “unlocked” EXE files in Windows with administrator rights [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 delayed file delete Lately I have this problem regarding deleting EXE files on my Windows 7 installation. Facts: I am an administrator on this computer. The ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: ...
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Cannot open Android SDK Manager or Android Emulator Manager after new installations

Today I installed the Xamarin Studio 5.1 update for Windows. Afterwards, I installed all of the latest API's and build tools in the Android SDK Manager. Now the Android SDK Manager or the Android ...
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Folder Encryption in a network

I am using Windows 7 and I want to put a password in my folder in a LAN. Example: The \192.168.1.1 address is the Server of File sharing in a LAN (in my case). So all of the PC's that are connected ...
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When using Folder Lock the computer prompts This operation has been canceled due to restrictions

I got some problem because earlier I installed a software Folder Lock then I tried to encrypt a folder and created a locker. At first it works but the second time I created a locker it prompts "This ...
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How to set Windows Sound default settings for a device?

In Windows Sound settings, is it possible to set the default settings for a sound playback device, such as the speaker configuration (7.1 vs Stereo) and the "Default Format" (e.g., 24 bit 48000Hz)? ...
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When renaming files in windows 7, prevent explorer from instantly resorting the list (and losing your place)

In windows explorer, as soon as you rename a file, the list reorders and your focus stays on the file you edited, which is now in a new place in the list. file1.jpg -->editing to z.jpg... ...
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Rule “Restart computer” failed when installing SQL Server 2008

When trying to install SQL Server 2008 Developer and Enterprise editions on a Windows 7 box I've got this message: Rule "Restart computer" failed. A computer restart is required. You must ...
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Synaptics touchpad not working properly on HP ProBook 4540S

I recently bought an HP ProBook 4540S. The touchpad works smoothly on the left side. At the right side, scrolling works, but tapping won't. Is this a software or hardware problem?
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Record directory sizes on shutdown

What would be the easiest way to record and store the sizes(and a timestamp) of a few chosen directories upon each shutdown - say in a .csv file.
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Software with feature of showing notification pop ups (a reminder to learn new word)

i am seeking a software that let me make some notes and show that (as a pop-up) somewhere on my desktop i must notice whatever i am doing. Something likes an email notification software does. i have ...
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regedit command results in “access denied” in cmd

Edit: The issue at this point is that a regular user is granted access to the registry and there is no prompt for administrative credentials whatsoever. Prior to changing permissions (See Scott's ...
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Dual booting Ubuntu and windows

How much memory is required to dual boot the latest version of Ubuntu and windows (XP, although I'll upgrade to 7 soon)? The Ubuntu installation process says I'll need 6 GB, but is this just for the ...
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Sharing a folder only over a particular network interface

Is it possible to set up sharing on just one network card? I want to share a folder or two only on my wired connection, but not my wireless connection. I couldn't find any resources online to do ...
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How to let standard user run an application without administrator previleges

I want to give my younger brother access to the games on my Windows 7 PC while using a standard user. But on startup, each program requests the admin password which my brother obviously shouldn't get ...
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Are Virtual-Desktop Managers good or bad for system resources?

I am looking at Virtual-Desktop Managers for Windows 7. Right now it seems that VirtualWin is supposed to be about the best one available for use on Windows. I have never used anything like this ...
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Cannot SSH log into Debian virtual machine from windows 7 via Putty

I have followed a tutorial from this website http://jtreminio.com/2012/07/setting-up-a-debian-vm-step-by-step/. I am up to the point in the tutorial where it says to login via SSH. I have installed ...
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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

I would like to access my freshly installed apache server on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual network on VMWare to bridged, I edited the hosts file on my Windows, I opened a ...
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How can I remove all COM ports from the command line on Windows 7?

We have a computer that's used to test some devices. Every once in a while, testers need to go in and remove the assigned COM ports so they free up and start back at 1. Lately, it's been assigning ...
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Samurize perfmon meter will not display network interface counters

For many years I have used Samurize to display this little gem at the top of my display: Recently I noticed that the meters for network upload and download were not working, so I went into my ...
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My computer is running really slowly ever since I used the Compress option

I clicked compress and now my windows 7 is runningreally slow and I get error message that I have no disk space How can I put this right ?
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IIS Server - HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized

I just installed IIS server for testing and I can't get it to work, it shows 40.3 Error. HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized You do not have permission to view this directory or page because of the ...
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Line-In/Stereo Mix does not work, have correct settings and installed most recent drivers, Windows 7

I have a black macbook which I have years ago began using as a Windows computer by installing and using only Windows on the computer. I used Windows XP until now with bootcamp (mac) drivers, which ...
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“Not a valid Win32 application” on XP but not Win 7

I am getting a "Not a valid Win32 application" error message when attempting to execute an .EXE downloaded from Microsoft on Windows XP, but it executes fine on Windows 7. What could be the problem? ...
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How to revert an accidental file association

When I right-clicked into an .exe file then chose Open with... and I select choose a program then I selected the wrong program. I checked the checkBox that has the label Always use the selected ...