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Windows 7 with two network cards doesn't route traffic

I have simple task to do: I have wni7 with two nics.I want to connect another comp(osx) to win7 through second nic to connect it to internet. I already changed the registry. Win7 interface with ...
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Windows 7 Key does not work on Windows 10

I just did a fresh Window 10 installation from .iso files on the computer I was running Windows 7 on before. I have the original Windows 7 DVD's, with a valid key that I was using before. Now I tried ...
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How do I make Windows 7 boot further than a blank screen with only a mouse cursor?

My Windows 7 machine was powered down without logging out first. Now, when booting the PC Windows 7 does not completely start. Instead, it boots to a completely black screen with a mouse cursor that ...
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Jagged font rendering in Windows 8 Metro and Windows 10, even with Windows 7 ClearType

I've always been bothered by Windows's font rendering, but it really started to bug me in the Windows 10 Preview. All Linux OSes, including Mac OS X have clear, smooth fonts, but Windows's DirectWrite ...
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Automatically log onto a site at a specific time

Is there any software (freeware) which will automate tasks on my system, so it can be used to log in or log off any site at specific time? I had a software called Robotask but couldn't understand how ...
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Asus N53J Laptop randomly shuts down

My Laptop is pretty new and today it random shut down on its own. I was surfing the net and the computer shut down on its own (Like losing power, without any warning). It was the 2nd time, the first ...
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Change default “Edit” application

When right clicking on a file in Windows - a PNG in this example - I know you can change the default app it opens with, but files such as PNG's also have an Edit option. Is it possible to change the ...
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Will Windows 10 wipe my PC?

I understand there are a few questions related to this topic which is why I don't think it's duplicate, and that there is one directly addressing it. I am still extremely paranoid about this, and ...
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Windows: How to add batch-script action to Right Click menu

I have a few programs that creates temp files or backup files or similar files that are not important. For example, GVim for Windows by default creates a backup file in filename.txt~. I sometimes ...
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How to remove this phantom device from my Windows 7 device manager?

Some time ago, I installed software called Air Display on my Win 7 x64 PC which was supposed to allow me to use my iPhone as if it were an external monitor attached to my PC. Program never worked for ...
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Is there a way to mount a writable disc in a virtual device/drive?

Is there a way to mount a writable disc/image on a virtual drive(e.g. daemon tools)? This is for either Windows XP or Windows 7. The goal being to write a disc directly to an ISO from software that ...
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Windows 10 Icon Gone Missing

TL;DR: The Windows 10 upgrade icon went missing. How do I get it back in order to update my system? I am running Windows 7 SP1. I woke up this morning... er, noon all excited about Windows 10. I had ...
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Default permission for new file cygwin on Windows 7

I am using cygwin on Windows 7 professional. When I create new files such as MyNewFile.java it seems to get default permission set to 755. This is not what I want. I want it to be 644 for regular ...
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SCCM - Past Due

SCCM 2012 is fairly new to my companies environment before we migrated to it we were using both LAN Desk and SCCM 2007. I am part of a team that sets up and processes software requests for our ...
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How to export a PowerPoint slides to pdf without margin

I have a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 file that contains a single slide. How can I export it to a PDF file so that the PDF file has no margin? I am aware of Are there tools available for trimming PDF ...
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Windows 7 64-bit SSL untrusted certificate error when visiting any SSL website

I have installed Windows 7 64-bit and I get an untrusted certificate error when visiting any website served via SSL, like Google.com, Gmail.com, etc. I tried this using Firefox, IE and Chrome and it ...
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How can I convert/merge a primary partition into the extended?

I don't know if I am the only fool out here but I want to have only one partition as a primary and other(s) under extended. Currently I have disk state as: Is there any way I can merge the RAW ...
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call environment path commands from powershell

I can call any executable included in the environmental variable path from a command prompt by simply calling its name. However when i try to do the same from Power-shell I get an exception the ...
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What happens to the recovery partition from Dell after Windows 10 Upgrade?

I bought a Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop back in 2010, which had Windows 7 installed and came with a partition for Dell Factory Restore. After having installed Windows 10, what happened to that ...
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Why am I unable to choose default settings for media streaming options?

I have a desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I click on "Choose default settings..." in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Media streaming options, ...
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Windows 7: Introduce commands for the run-command

Given Windows 7, you can press Win+R to open the command prompt. How I introduce short cuts to execute commands? For example, I use Cygwin and would like to open a Cygwin terminal simpy by writing ...
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Preventing users from changing background

I work for a small business and we want our logo to be our desktop background. So I set my activedesktop like this in a reg file, ...
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Search and replace “overwrite” bulk pdf files back to a directory tree in Windows

I have hundreds of PDF files I used an application to apply watermark to, however, the application only succeeded to apply watermarks by applying a copy of each pdf file off the directory tree and ...
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The update is not applicable for your computer Win7 PRO to Win10

I've tried everything to reserve Win10 and no luck. The KB295xxxx update will not install manually because "The update is not applicable for your computer" and when I click on the "Reserve now" icon ...
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Making always-on-top windows follow the same MRU order as other windows

Note: I'm using Windows 7 with the classical alt-tab style, ie the registry key AltTabSettings set to 1. I want to use MRU (most recently used) ordering of windows in the alt-tab list. However, ...
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How to open Windows CMD from a current folder?

When I'm working in some Windows folder, sometimes I have a need to run some CMD command in this folder. My questions is: how to open command line from a current folder, so the console after opening ...
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How can I permanently fix a window that starts off-screen?

When running SQL Server Management Studio 2014, the Connect Object Explorer window always starts off-screen: I've tried the ALT+SPACE+M trick from this SU question and that works to move it, but ...
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How to move a Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown

How to move an application Window that is taller than the screen so that the lower hidden part is shown? I tried using Alt-Del-M (or Alt-Space-M for direct display) to move the Window up but it ...
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Is there a way in windows 7 to make a flash drive use the same drive letter regardless of port?

So at my work, we are allowed to bring music in on thumb drives and listen to it, but for legal ownership reasons, we are not allowed to store local copies on the computers hard drive, and we are ...
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Why does Adobe Acrobat scroll so slowly, and what can I do about it?

I often am forced to view long PDF documents either in browser or out of browser. When I'm forced to use such documents, it's always frustrating, because whenever I scroll the document, the viewer ...
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How to enable Windows Update over the internet for domain computers? (Code: 8024402C)

Currently on a computer running Windows 7 on a domain the Windows Update does not run by itself because "You receive updates: Managed by your system administrator". The error code is 8024402C Detail: ...
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How to create USB flash stick for win 7 x64 for ASUS UX32L?

I'm quite at the end of my resources with this one. Maybe someone else has an idea. I attempted to create a usb flash stick using these guides: ...
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Passing option params to context menu commands in Windows Registry Editor

How can we pass options to programs being called through edits to the windows registry using regedit.exe? This is a syntax question as far as I can tell. For example... I have recently added a new ...
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Can i run 64bit OS on my laptop?

i have this laptop Dell Inspiron 6400 with Intel® CoreTM 2 Duo Processor T5600 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB L2 Cache) 2GB RAM. Can i setup windows 7 64bit on this machine? or it will be too slow?
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Starting IE with runas

I want to run an IE shortcut, as another user and starting a specific site. With the following Target command line: C:\Windows\System32\runas.exe /user:Domain\Account@Domain "C:\Program Files ...
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Dual boot linux mint 14 partitioning

I have 2 primary partitions installed: 100MB system reserved (NTFS) and 230GB Windows (NTFS). Can I make a linux /home partition so that different distros can point at it and use it's files? And will ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Right Click Options

I have a set of dictionaries installed on my computer. Unfortunately, they are all in separate programs (English-Italian and Italian-English are two separate programs). I would like to add one ...
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How can a computer have good or bad days?

When playing games on my Windows 7 laptop, it seems it has better and worse days. One day I might be experiencing very low framerates, while on the next, everything goes smooth*. But from my ...
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Run as Administrator greyed out on shortcut

I have a shortcut to a program that only works when run as administrator but in the shortcuts advanced options "always run as administrator" is greyed out. I've looked at the other similar questions ...
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Drive not accessible after OS change

My PC has a C: drive containing the OS and an E: containing a bunch of data. I usually use Windows 8 but occasionally use Windows 7. To do this I physically remove the SSD that holds C: and replace ...
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How do I stop Windows Operating System from using up my bandwidth quota?

I'm in NZ, which means my internet is capped at 5GB, which is not funny. I notice on my Windows 7 that even after disabling automatic update (don't worry, I flick it back on during my off peak hours) ...
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Best software to backup whole drive [on hold]

Now I have Windows 7 on my laptop. I am thinking about upgrade to W10. But also I would like to have some option, to get back if I detect some incompatibilities after upgrade. Can you recommend some ...
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How can you successfully roll back adobe flash player?

Adobe Flash updated May 15, 2014 with some security updates, one of them having broken a lot of flash apps. Refer to this bug report for the specific error I am having. I have tried to simply ...
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Git bash how to exit from read mode?

For example I type git diff commit1 cimmit2 and start read changes by scroll with down arrow and after I saw what I want I use CTRL+C for exit but when I start typing something I return to reading ...
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Windows Update Service - Tracking when it is enabled/disabled

By default one a Windows 7 machine, I have Windows Updates disabled from starting up and the service itself running. However recently I've found that the service itself has changed to an automatic ...
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Why I can't redirect using `hosts` file in windows?

I want to go to www.Google.com when I enter 1.1.1.1 in my browser. So I think I must change hosts file under windows\system32\drivers\etc path in Windows to map this IP address to Google homepage. I ...
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MySQL ODBC driver 5.1 and Windows 7

I successfully installed the MySQL ODBC 5.1 driver for Windows: But unfortunaly it doesn't appear in the ODBC Data Source Administrator of Windows (yes, I even did a log off + log on): Why?
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Reducing pre-boot time on a Windows 7 PC

I have recently replaced my HDD 'C:' drive with an SSD on my Win 7 PC. When the PC is running, it is definitely quicker, but there is an inordinate pre-boot wait time of 76 seconds whilst the PC ...
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Java 8 silent update package

My situation : we currently have Java 7 massively installed and some older versions of Java 8. Computers are Windows 7 SP1 x64. My goal : create a Java 8U51 silent install package that let Java 7 in ...
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Voiding data on a DVD-R/DVD+R on Ubuntu 12.04LTS

I asked on askubuntu and was pointed over here. Long-story short, I had to completely format both my hard drives. So, I need to reinstall my dual-boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One problem. I lost my ...