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Windows XP mode sticks on “Checking for the latest updates for your computer” forever

I have just installed Windows XP mode in Windows 7 Pro. When I try to update it it just sits looking for updates. I've left it there for at least two hours with no change. I have tried everything ...
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I got this message Saying “Windows 7 build 7601 this copy of windows is not genuine”

Hey there my laptop has Windows 7 ultimate operating system, I been using my laptop for 3 years but last year I got this message on botton right corner at desktop screen saying "windows 7 build 7601 ...
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Getting Event when RAID1 is failed

I have set up RAID1 using windows software RAID in windows 7. Is there anything registered in event viewer when RAID is failed?
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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 ...
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Uninstalled USB drivers on accident, now I can't access computer

So my case's USB 2.0 ports have not been working lately, while the 3.0's have been and are right next to the 2's, so I decided to try to uninstall and reinstall all my USB drivers in device manager. I ...
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How to remove network locations from this pc permanently

I want to delete map drive permenantly, I have followed this step how-to-delete-map-drive , but after restart the drive is still there.
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What software is recommended for automatic driver install? [on hold]

When you format your computer, it is very laborious to download drivers individually (manually) from official website. I know there exists a lot software to detect, download and install ...
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MBR to GPT migration on Windows 7 x64 — what is the path forward

I use Backup Exec System Recovery to migrate to larger hard drives, to new PCs, etc. I have painted myself into a new corner, and am looking for the way out. Situation: I migrated to a new hard ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Why is checking Windows Update so slow?

I have Windows 7 PCs that have automatic update turned off. I do updates in batch once a month or so. But each time "check for update" takes 15 to 30 minutes. I don't understand why checking for ...
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Windows 7 SP1 Windows Update stuck checking for updates

I installed Windows 7 fresh and installed SP1. Now, when I try to check manually for Windows Updates it just hangs on the Checking for updates screen. I tried running this tool but this did not fix ...
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Bluetooth speaker connects and then disconnects on my PC (windows 7)

I have been trying to connect my bluetooth speaker with my Windows(7) PC . I have Ubuntu as well (as dual boot) and the speaker just connects fine in that OS. But with Windows it does not connect. I ...
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Missing autochk program during boot

I just resized a windows partition which involved shifting about 160GB to the left. After that it couldn't find the boot like normal so I ran the system repair tool like normal(I resize this partition ...
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Win 7 - DFS shares mounted as drive letters cannot be used under cmd.exe

I have three drives that are apparently DFS disk shares, mounted under on my Win 7 workstation. I can properly see and access the drives and their contents using Windows explorer. However, when I ...
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what is this orange ball over my wireless network icon in windows 7?

What is the orange ball on the wireless icon And why does it have no green ticks in the icon at the very bottom(with the orange ball on it). But it has green ticks in the popup for Network R8 (the ...
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Bind language switching to a key combination in Win7

I have 3 languages on my computer (has recently added French) and switching them with default alt + shift is really annoying, because sometimes you can type the wrong symbol if you forget the language ...
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Tweak to Undo CapsLock when the Shift key is used?

I Had found a tweak long ago that turns the Caps Lock off when the Shift key is used, this tweak only changed a few things in the windows Key Mapping. No other programs were running or required. The ...
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Turning off DVI monitor disables it in Windows

So, I've seen Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely and everything points to be being becuase of the way DisplayPort is designed. But I'm having basically the exact same ...
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Changing network type from Unidentified network to Private network on an OpenVPN connection

Is it possible to change the connection type in Windows 7? I have a OpenVPN connection which is identified as "unidentified network" and I do not want to apply certain rules to all unidentified ...
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How to recover corrupt system files when System File Checker can't fix them? [duplicate]

I can't connect to my wireless internet. It has been confirmed that it is not the router, the wireless adapter, virus related, or outdated drivers. I ran sfc /scannow and get errors that can't be ...
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.exe files not indexed with Windows Search

I have several standalone applications in my "My Documents" folder such as "procexp.exe", "putty.exe", etc. I noticed that Windows Search does not index them even though "exe" is a file type that ...
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Windows 7, file properties, date modified, how do you show seconds?

Anyone know a way to immediately show the seconds of a file's date modified property in the GUI? So if you create a file, any file in any directory, right-click and choose Properties, the date ...
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Windows resume loader error

I work on a service desk and got a call today about an error a user was having: Windows resume loader failed so I attempted some trouble shooting in the following: Had user hard reboot; error still ...
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Possible to upgrade to Windows 10 again after first upgrade was declined at EULA screen?

One of my computers got automatically upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 overnight. I wanted to upgrade it soon, but not today, because I need to have it running and available as it is. Windows 10 ...
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Task doesn't complete if it is run by System (so it's hidden)

I'm making an application using Python to parse a webpage. For reference, this is the program's code: import csv from selenium import webdriver from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys import ...
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VNC viewer does not refresh/update the screen

I have VNC Server installed on Windows 8 Desktop Machine. I havw VNC Viewer Installed on Windows 7 Laptop, I don't know what I am doing wrong but my VNC Viewer won't update/refresh the screen after ...
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creating windows to go with AOMEI, will it delete everything?

I have a Western Digital my passport ultra 2TB external hard drive. which is partitioned in 5 sections. i want to install windows 10 pro on one of the partitions using AOMEI partitions assistant.when ...
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MinGW installer not working with proxy

Situation I want to install minGW and msys on a work pc, but I'm behind a proxy. The proxy settings are configured to auto detect in both internet explorer and firefox. The proxy is a http proxy on ...
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How can I find Windows 7 drivers for this laptop?

I recently bought a laptop, Asus ux303ub. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UB/ I installed Windows 7 on it, however almost nothing works, including usb ports, wifi chip etc.. ...
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Caps lock turning on by itself

I am having a strange issue with my keyboard: Whenever I switch to a browser (Chrome or Firefox on Windows 7) from another application and start typing, the first letter I type does not appear, but ...
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does any one know how to record both chanels on a hp slim 2015 [on hold]

I cant seem to record on both channels only one how can I enable both channels to record on my computer?? I have tried turning on and off my computer and clicking different options but I'm lost and ...
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Can't access Share on Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise and Windows XP professional on domain. Windows 7 has a share folder which Windows XP accesses it but for some reason during the day I can't access the share but if I ...
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How to rebuild windows root CA store to default?

The root store of certification authorities in one of my Windows 7 system is "broken" (means: some certificates are probably missing). All the programs (including the system ones like Windows Update) ...
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diskpart.exe on Windows 7 with GPT disk — unable to set partition active?

On windows 7. I cannot figure out how to set a volume active or boot on a GPT disk with diskpart. Is that the wrong tool? I am having to go back to MBR, because I just can't figure out how to ...
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Can't Install Any Office Product (Service Office Software Protection Platform Won't Start)

I had Office 2016 installed and I went to reinstall it because I was having some issues. Now when I try to install I get the following error Error 1920. Service 'Office Software Protection ...
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How to make Microsoft JVM work on Windows 7?

I am struggling with the following problem. I cannot install MS JVM 3810 properly on Windows 7. When I start Interner Explorer 8 without starting any java 1.1 programs choosing Java custom settings ...
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How to enable “Stereo mix” on windows 7

My current setup allowed me to have a "stereo mix" recording device back when i used windows XP, so I know its not a hardware issue. But it doesn't show up in the list of recording devices anymore. ...
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Windows 7 - Windows Update Hangs On “Checking For Updates” [duplicate]

Today I installed a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1. For some reason, it will just not update. I try to run Windows Update but all it does is hangs at "Checking for updates". I even let ...
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Windows 7 automatically install usb driver

I have tried to install usb driver for Samsung arndale on Windows 7. Now it has two entries in Device Manager. I can not uninstall the one with question mark. If I uninstall both of them, when I plug ...
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TeamViewer stuck on “connecting to …”

I initially connected using teamViewer to remote computer #1 (Win 7 machine), it connected no problem. During this time I setup windows mail (not sure if that's relevant, but it's all I did). I then ...
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How to recover files from dead windows using dos?

I am using windows 7. My windows is not loading. I want to recover some files using dos commands, Is that possible anymore?
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Why won't my Win7 machine boot?

A couple of months ago, my Win7 PC unexpectedly became unable to boot normally. I'm able to boot into the various Safe Modes, but everything else fails (including what is sometimes called a "clean ...
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How to install security updates after “Upgrade to Windows 10” hijacks Windows Update? [duplicate]

EDIT: Future visitors - the cited duplicate is not a duplicate. Ignore Ramhound's (and other's) claims. This is not a question about removing Get Windows 10 malware because it keeps returning. ...
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Unable to load a required virtual machine component and it's not KB3045999 fault

This is known issue that is caused by KB3045999: The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component. Please contact the publisher of this application for more ...
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Windows 7 and Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

I picked up what I though was a deal for an unopened Microsoft Designer Desktop (bluetooth) only to get home and find out that it is not compatible with Windows 7. ...
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How can I mount a Windows 7 disk image on the same system? (signature conflict)

In another recent post on superuser.com I asked how to back up all of my files on a Windows 7 system before reboot. It was advised to create a disk image using disk2vhd. I did so but when I mount ...
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Make Windows Task Scheduler alert me on fail

I have an automated script that pulls backups from my website to my local computer. This script could fail; once my server was down, another time I accidentally moved my script. How do I make Windows ...
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boot win 7 from external usb 3.0 bsod on each try?

Recently I have installed win 7 on my external usb 3.0 sata 500gb hdd, using wintousb and rufus I was able to do so pretty easily. The issues arise when I try to take advantage of usb 3.0 speed for ...
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Why can't I play this video on my PC? [on hold]

I am trying to play this video - http://video.aktualne.cz/dvtv/ceska-republika-neni-pro-kazdeho-kritika-nazvu-zofinskeho-fo/r~a7d1fdb6226811e6bc7c0025900fea04/ It is the same for all the videos on ...
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Add a submenu to the start menu in Windows 7

How can I add a submenu to the start menu in Windows 7? In the right-click menu on a shortcut under “All Programs”, there is a “Pin to Start Menu” entry. That's exactly what I want, but it only ...