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OpenVPN, install a TAP adapter

When I try to connect to my work VPN using OpenVPN, the connection fails with the message: All TAP-Win32 adapters on this system are currently in use. Many sources suggest to look in Control ...
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Why can't I boot off a USB device on my new PC without getting an error message?

I have just built a PC and am trying to reinstall windows 7 ultimate after it installed in a corrupted state. Basically I was having a problem that was shown in this thread but I was unable to access ...
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Upgrading from Windows CE 6.0 to Windows 7?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a USB drive (as in, boot from USB) to upgrade from Windows CE 6.0 up to Windows 7. I have searched online for a solution, but to no avail. I currently have a ...
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I accidentally update my bluetooth driver, now it won't work

Okay, because some reason I update my bluetooth driver with the suggestion of driverIdentifier, and I choose Bluetooth_Atheros_8.0.1.322_W81x64_A, at the end of installation it says bluetooth suite is ...
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How to disable Windows system sounds - permanently - but not application sound

I prefer the sound scheme of Windows 7 HP to be set to "No Sounds" ALL the time. The problem is, when I switch themes, the themes switch sound schemes also. I know I can go in and disable/change to ...
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How do I connect a laptop running Windows 7 to an Android phone using WiFi Direct?

From where I am sitting, Windows 7 does not appear to support WiFi Direct connections to Android mobile devices. Specifically, turning on WiFi Direct on my Samsung Galaxy S II does not make the ...
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Multiple desktop shortcuts script [on hold]

How do I create a script that will create a separate shortcut on the desktop for different programs/files? I have altered the provided example script but it fails.
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VirtualBox's virtual machine refuses to shutdown

I am running Windows 7 64-bit and recently installed VirtualBox on which I installed Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit guest OS. Everything runs smoothly until I found that I am not able to shutdown or reboot the ...
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Laptop Gray Screen

I was working on my laptop, when suddenly the entire OS froze and I had to force-shut down the computer (I didn't for long, I don't know if it would have blue screened). When I turned the computer on, ...
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How to stop windows explorer from taking up 70 percent of CPU?

So when I start up my computer, (windows 7), I always run task manager to kill any buggy programs if they occur. About a week ago, when I did so, I noticed that Explorer.exe was taking up 70 percent ...
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Cancel AVG through task manager gives “Access Denied”

When I start up my computer (windows 7), AVG starts up. Usually this isnt a bad thing, but recently it's been taking up close to 40 percent of the listed CPU according to task manager. When I ...
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Cannot access network PC

I was able to access network PCs by entering \ComputerName in windows explorer. This was working before until I tried it again a while ago (not sure when it stopped working). The error message is: ...
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How to get clearest fonts possible in Windows 7? [on hold]

I am trying to get extremely precise and clear (sharp), on-screen fonts in Windows 7. How can I do that?
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Windows installer fails to update itself with error 0x80073701 ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING and will not load any other updates

Another symptom is that it claims that there has been no last update installation ever. It quotes a null in a non-existing source code file on somebody's d: drive: 2014-12-27 00:12:17, Error ...
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Can't get Gopro studio to work in a windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host

I am running windows 7 guest on a ubuntu 14.04 host and am having problems trying to get the latest version of gopro studio to run. It seems to install fine, but everytime I try execute it, it ...
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I have a windows VPN connection but it has “No Internet Access”. How do I get it WITH internet access?

I have been doing research on this topic for days, I have a windows 7 Ultimate machine running on a blazing fast internet. I set up a VPN on that machine, and would love it if the VPN can share my ...
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Windows 7 (32bit) not adding favorites to Windows Explorer

I am attempting to add several locations on my disk to my "Favorites" in Windows Explorer. I have used this feature in the 64bit version of Windows 7 without a problem, but it does not seem to work ...
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Why does Windows Firewall want to block Google Chrome today?

I've been using the same public Wi-Fi (staying in a guesthouse) for over a week now. But this morning for the first time I got this puzzling warning from Windows Firewall: Why does Windows ...
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Driver for AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200

I have Gateway NV53 nootebook and I just reinstalled my windows 7 . Before the reinstal I had display adapter - AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200 like this - After I reinstalled the ...
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Psition partition on hard drive

Is there any way using CMD or under windows 7 to position a partition (c:\ in my case] from the middle to the first sector on my HDD without losing the DATA it contains. Here is the the case in my ...
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Windows Vista Installation constantly fails

I wanted to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows Vista. I backed up all my files to another partition, and then I proceeded to install the update. The first time I tried, I received this error "Can not ...
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Windows can't setup ad hoc connection

I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: Windows could not setup the ...
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All USB Ports Stopped Working

This is a desktop question using Win7x64 OS. I was doing a gfx (AMD) driver update after using the AMD Catalyst Install Manager to uninstall when asked to restart doing so all the usb ports stopped ...
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autohotkey: toggle between speakers and headphones [duplicate]

I'd like to set up an autohotkey script to bind Win+SHIFT+F12 to toggle between my speakers and headphones, so that I don't have to unplug the headphones when I want to use the speakers. I haven't ...
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How much performance do I lose by running Windows 7 on a bare-metal hypervisor (Xen) nowadays? [on hold]

I'm afraid the only information I've found close to an answer is years old. Reasons for running a hypervisor: I want to be able to access the same file structure from multiple OSs, mostly Linux ...
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The file is open by another user

Help me to hunt down a question. Then I am trying to open or save a spreadsheet in excel it always shows me a downloading status bar without any progress. After few minutes the file opens or not. ...
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Network Printer going to Offline

I have a 80 networked computer running Windows-7. And a Canon LBP3310 printer attached to the system with IP=10.0.0.12 and shared. The problem is that sometimes,while it is online for most of other ...
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Keyboard shortcut for the Windows Explorer address bar

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows Explorer (Windows 7), to put the cursor into the address bar (where the current path is shown)?
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How can I schedule a time for a song to play in Windows Media Player or iTunes?

How can I launch Windows Media Player or iTunes, playing a song, with the Windows task scheduler. I already know how to create a task and how to trigger it at a given time (launching iTunes / WMP). ...
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Can I send file from Android 4 to Windows 7 using Wifi direct?

I'm trying to send a file to my computer. My computer is broken and running in safe-mode which opts out usage of bluetooth or USB cable. Further more, the file is somewhat generated and I can't locate ...
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Windows 7 Explorer: How to change the columns displayed for file attributes?

Please see shots below. In some cases, explorer only shows the columns related to media files (title, album), when I just want the standard file listing (so I can sort on file date...) How to ...
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Windows 7: service pack already installed… or not

I have Windows 7 Ultimate, with SP1 installed... or so I think. What I mean is that, when I go to "Start / Computer" and right-click and choose "Properties", what I get is "Windows 7 Ultimate. (C) ...
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Why is my Excel 2010 window always on top?

I guess I have exactly the same issue as this poster, but in Excel. Does anyone have a solution to this?
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Windows 7 resizes desktop when I switch of a monitor

I have a workstation with two monitors and the desktop extended over them. I have a lot of applications open (generally maximized), and I have a personal preference which application is on which ...
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Changing System Registration Information in Installers in Windows 7

After installing Windows 7 onto my laptop, I first created an administrator account "Backup" (as a safeguard in case something went bizzare with my user account). After that I created my administrator ...
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Win7 pro-64 system wont boot, gets BSOD STOP: 0x0000007b

2 partitions: 100Mb partition is active, large partition is not, problem started after installing Acronis8 have tried startup repair and chkdsk is OK have bootable sys repair disk but do not have ...
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Laptop super slow after few minutes [on hold]

My samsung laptop (win 7) goes so slow after a few minutes (also happens right after start up) that a mouse click can take from 5 to 10 minutes. So basically it is frozen beyond recovery. Seems to ...
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BSOD after awakening

- System - Provider [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power [ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4} EventID 41 Version 2 Level 1 Task 63 ...
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How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player?

How can I import MP3 tracks/folders into Windows Media Player so that they appear in anything other than the 'Other' folder?
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Programs open IE, despite Chrome being default browser

I have Google Chrome set as the default browser on my computer, but some programs are still opening Internet Explorer windows. Why is this, and is there anything I can do to fix it? I am using Chrome ...
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Boot FAIL with reinstall

Some months ago I was trying to install Ubuntu, but there were some problems with GRUB. It would not appear while loading. 2 weeks ago I installed Windows 10. After 3 days I did not like it, and ...
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Graphics card crashing, both before start up and after, recovers sometimes, happening at random

I have a rather unique problem, and despite Googling it, I can't find anyone else that has had the same one, or any solution. My graphics cards have begun to have all sorts of problems, I have 2 AMD ...
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Windows 7 can't login from lock screen - says invalid password

for the last couple of weeks if I lock my pc with windows key + L, when I try to login I get 'Invalid user or password', then I click on change user, then I can login with my password. If I try to ...
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Why did a cancelled factory recovery on my laptop leave the hard drive corrupted?

I cancelled the factory recovery process on my Toshiba Laptop L645. It corrupted the hard drive somehow, and I can't open a file on the hard drive – so in the end I had to reformat my hard drive. ...
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Mount encfs volume via RDP client

On a Windows machine with Windows 7 installed I created an encfs volume in Dropbox using encfs4win. I can mount this volume without a problem when I am working on that machine. I tried to mount that ...
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Need help :Drive missing (E: & F:) after the reboot on windows7

i am getting similar issue described in below link: http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/drive-missing-d-f-g-after-reboot-windows-7-pgp I did a shrink on the C: drive, and created new volumes (E, ...
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Can't use local default gateway with Cisco Anyconnection VPN connection

I'm using Cisco Anyconnect as my VPN client on Windows 7. When I connect to VPN, all my traffic is routed through the remote gateway, but I'd like the traffic to route through the local gateway. I've ...
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How do I move Sticky Notes content to another computer

Sticky Notes in Windows 7 - where are the files actually stored, ie, how can I move the content to another computer?
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Log on Window issue windows 7 wireless user after joining new domain

In our College Domain changed new due to centralized process. for the security update wireless security changed WPA2/Enterprise wireless connection mode, now the machines connected through wireless ...
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xtreamer doesn't see Window 7 shares

Weird situation after reinstalling Windows 7 on my PC. Suddenly the xTreamer (media streamer) that's connected to the same LAN doesn't see shares by my PC. Other PCs (and even a MacBook) on the same ...