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Windows 7 SP/1: restoring system to healthy state after recovery

I am looking for a tool that compares files on the Win 7 installation disk and the current system state of a computer installation - and repairs files which are corrupted (like the dism /restorehealth ...
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Set specific USB port to turn on and off on schedule

I am trying to have a USB powered device (lets just say a USB lamp, for example) be automatically turned on at a certain time of day, and then automatically turned off at a time later in the day. I ...
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After decrypt of system disk I don't the second one

I have a win7 laptop with two disk c: (SSD with system) and d: (HDD), both encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a . Before the upgrade from win7 to win10 I have decrypted the system disk and now I don't see ...
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Abort Windows initial configuration

I accidentally started a computer which is pre-installed with Windows. A GUI with the title "Configure Windows" started a procedure which lets the user enter language, user name and other information ...
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WinDirStat Save Report Option

When running WinDirStat against a drive, I'd like the option to save the report so that I can look at it later while "offline" away from the system it was run on. I've looked around the program and ...
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Spoof MAC address in Windows 7: Bypass

I am trying to spoof the MAC address of my new Win7 laptop. To do so I tried specifying an alternate value from the Device Manager which took no effect. I also tried from the registry, as per other ...
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Autohotkey & VirtualBox no longer get global hotkeys - How to track culprit?

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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My SSD can't be selected from Windows 7 install menu

I can't choose my SSD when I try to install Windows. Only my secondary HDD allowed. SATA mode selection in UEFI BIOS is set to AHCI. Can I check somewhere check if my SSD is working correctly? Type ...
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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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Receiving background sound resembling USB disconnect and lag

My PC at intervals of 5 to 10 mins produces sounds like the ones that resemble when you disconnect something from the usb slot, this takes place while gaming and even when i am on the windows screen, ...
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Program added to the registry Run does not start when logged in

I've made a small program to update our main product and made on option to start the program when windows starts. I've made this by writing the executing path of the application to the registry: ...
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Automatically enabling wifi on system startup

I am using a laptop (Toshiba Satellite L755) with an inbuilt wifi chip (Atheros ar9002wb-1ng) with Win7. For some reasons wifi is not automatically enabled on startup, i.e. the wifi adapter doesn't ...
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How to seamlessy run 16-bit Software in Windows7 XP Mode Virtual PC that doesn't “Install”

OK, so here's my situation: I'm running a new Windows-7 64-bit PC, but I have to run some old 16-bit work database software on it. So I've set up Virtual PC XP Mode in general and that is fine in ...
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IP address conflict

We have eight devices on our network. Only one, an HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook, has recently (last 2 weeks)developed an issue maintaining internet access due to "IP Address Conflict". It picks up an IP ...
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Replace Checkpoint VPN client by Windows 8/7 built-in client

Hi I'm running the Check point Endpoint Security VPN R75 (which replaces SecureClient) for Windows and it crashes my laptop very often. Now I've fixed it and due to the crashes I upgraded to Windows 8....
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How to share Internet both via wire and Wi-Fi?

I try to convert Windows 7 computer to router. I can create Wi-Fi hotspot via netsh and share Internet via this Wi-Fi. I also can share Internet with wired connection. But how to do that ...
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Lotus Notes Database Shortcuts do not Open in Lotus Notes

All PCs mentioned below in question are Windows 7 Professional. I have recently found out that you can add Lotus Notes Database shortcuts to Outlook via the Shortcuts section. Now, I have created ...
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Windows 7 “you need to format the disk in drive..”

my old HDD was dying and it seems somehow it screwed some drivers in the process. Suddenly I'm getting "You need to format the disk in drive x: before you can use it" whenever I plug ANY usb disk (and ...
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Traffic Shaping Dlink Router

I have dlink router DIR-524. I want to set traffic shaping and QOS on my wifi router but these options are not available on the firmware that is installed on the router. I want to upgrade this ...
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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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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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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] ...