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Windows 7 UEFI: Help bcdedit find the “default” store in the EFI partition

bcdedit and similar tools[1] can't find where the store is. It's in the EFI system partition and I have to manually mount and assign a letter, then work on it with /store. Is there a "setting" that ...
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Windows 7 won't detect ethernet cable

A month or two ago, I bought an ethernet cable to replace my existing wireless connection on my computer, as I frequently live stream and wireless connection is too unstable to do that. I should also ...
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How to update all your drivers without paying

Recently Blue Screen Of Death ( BSOD ) has been occurring on my computer and its because i have some drivers which needs updating.Each time my computer recover from it , I would get the message from ...
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How can I change font and color of the captions under the icons on the desktop?

I am trying to use a different font and color for the captions on the icons on the desktop. Under Personalize I have been able to change the icon spacing (both horizontal and vertical) and the size of ...
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How to run hdparm at startup so that it sets apm to 254?

I downloaded hdparm from here: https://sites.google.com/site/disablehddapm/ and so far it's been great, it successfully stopped rapid increase in load/unload cycle count. The only problem is that I ...
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Windows 7 Set metric to use 2 different network interfaces at the same time

I'm looking for a way to use at the same time wired and wireless interfaces. My situation: 1 Gbit ethernet interface (10.100.x.x) 1 WiFi 802.11 b/g/n interface (192.168.x.x) The PC is part of a ...
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After formatting my PC bitlocker won't ask for a password to access external partition

I used Bitlocker to encrypt one partition of my removable hard drive. I definitely remember my password but I don't have the recovery key. I had to format my computer and now when I try to open the ...
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BSOD error fffff880009ae7e8

I did a P2V vm and now I got 7B error (I can't find arg fffff880009ae7e8 "0xFFFFF880009AE7E8" anywhere in the internet) .. I tried change registry to load scsi driver LSI and still same error . here ...
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Refresh Icon Cache Without Rebooting

Normally, to refresh the icon cache in Windows, we have to reboot. Is there a way to refresh the icon cache in Windows 7/8 without rebooting?
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Increase the size of the comment column Microsoft Word

Is there any way to increase the size of the comment column in Microsoft Word 2013? I use Microsoft Word 2013 with Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. I am aware of Change the comment font in Microsoft ...
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hard drive lock, impossible to enter bios

This morning I have encountered a really unpleasant surprise. My notebook refused to turn on. I didn't drop it, haven't installed anything new and all of a sudden, throughout the night, it simply ...
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cygwin's chmod behaves as working, but it does not work

My Cygwin installation is behaving strangely: chmod does not work. [09:45 Administrator@DellIns14 ~] > ls -ls /usr/bin/chmod 64K -rwxr-xr-x 1 Administrator None 38K Feb 6 2012 /usr/bin/chmod ...
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Repair/install Windows 7 without USB or CD

I have encountered the following situation today: I have a computer with one physical hard drive divided into two partitions. On drive C there were Windows 7 installed, and I wanted to ...
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Strange graphics artifacts (like diagnostics circle) in games and Viber

I have strange graphics artifacts in Viber and 3D applications (like some games). This is stange circle maybe some kind of diagnostics one but I don't know what is it. Maybe you know how to solve ...
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Delayed startup of network (Wi-Fi) icon

When my Windows 7 Starter netbook boots up and after everything is loaded, it takes about 5 minutes before the network icon near the clock becomes functional. When there’s an available Wi-Fi signal – ...
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Find and replace text in multiple files

I’m hoping someone might lend their time in helping me create a batch file or similar for finding and replacing text in several files. I have tried many “search and replace” utilities but have not ...
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Windows remote shutdown: access denied

I have 3 "client" computers, on which the mentioned user is administrator: CPU1: Win Vista 32-bit -- User: Domain\User1 -- IP: 192.168.42.1 CPU2: Win 7 64-bit -- User: localhost\User2 -- IP: ...
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*bcdboot* error code [c000003a]

An attempt to restore Windows 7 EFI boot record with bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s f: failed with BFSVC: Failed to create a new system store. Status = [c000003a] Does anyone have a clue what this ...
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Identical Screens Don't Align Even Though Aligned in Screen Resolution Menu

I have two identical screen, with identical resolution and orientation set. In the screen resolution window, I have set the multiple displays = Extend desktop to this display. When I drag the two ...
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How to upgrade a Windows 7 key without installing Windows?

I still have a few Windows 7 keys lying around from older computers. The keys are currently not in use, so I wonder if I could upgrade them to Windows 10 keys without first having to activate a ...
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What drive does a user profile gets stored in windows machine

On my Laptop I have two drives : C, D and Network drives. At any time i can log in to any desktop on the network and my data is on any of this computers. I would presume the user profile is stored on ...
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BD-ROM Drive suddenly appeared in My Computer

Today I noticed that a "BD-ROM Drive" appears in My Computer. I do not remember installing anything that would've done that. What could've caused this?
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2 empty folders still appearing on desktop even after deletion

I've noticed that there are 2 empty folders appearing on my desktop. I'm not sure if they are really folders, their icons just "blank" icon. I've tried to double-click, no response. Right-click, and ...
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Replacing an OS with another in dual boot system

I have Windows 7 and Elementary OS dual boot machine. While installing eOS I created 3 partitions for root/home/swap and there are other 2 partitions, one has windows and other one is pointless. I ...
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Mic with headset USB attached to Windows 7 running on Dell optiplex 780 not working

3.5mm headphone and mic jack work fine. I changed to a USB-connected headset and the sound was faint. Switched back to a 3.5mm solution. Sound was acceptable but the people I talked to said the sound ...
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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Installation Fails

The problem I have is getting my HP DV7T-7000 Windows 7 64-bit laptop's USB 3.0 ports to function at USB 3.0 speeds. I used to get 3.0 speeds but noticed I'm having a problem in the last few months. ...
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Disappearing cursor in Word 2010

I'm using Word 2010 under Windows 7, and when I browse through a document using the arrow keys, the Cursor in Word disappears. This is very annoying, because you do not see anymore where you are in ...
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Can't see PNG previews in Windows 7?

I´m using Windows 7 x64. I can see the .jpg, .gif, etc. preview thumbnails but if .PNG, I only see the generic image, and not the image preview like in the other formats. What can I do to fix this?
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How to get back sleep option in Windows 7?

I had given my laptop for a video driver software installation but after getting it back, I noticed that my sleep and hibernation options are faded in the start menu and if I close my laptop's lid, ...
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Windows 7 Professional Taskbar Grouping Disappears (Not using Aero Theme)

I like using the grouping function with Windows 7, yes our company is still on Windows 7. However, when using Outlook 2007, ("yes 2007") and excel 2007 when I have multiple emails or excel files open ...
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Can't uninstall Visual Studio 2013 RC

I'm trying to uninstall Visual Studio 2013 RC on Windows 7 using Programs and Features, but it just gets as far as the splash screen before crashing. The specific error is "Setup has detected an issue ...
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One key of the keyboard not working

I know the title seems like a trivial work, but it got bothering me for two days now. I got a unix machine, on which I have a windows 7 VM. One of the key of the keyboard stopped working two days ago ...
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My laptop is acting up without showing any cause

My laptop is now so old that it seems to be in trouble more often than not. The other day I was doing usual things what I always do on my laptop and literally suddenly it started lagging and freezing, ...
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Slow Write speeds to Isilon File Server

I have a 6 node 120tb Isilon File Server Round robin is setup up and connects the users evenly to each node. Eg 60 users want to connect/map the network drive. 192.x.x.1 (Node 1 - 30 users) ...
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WD My Book on Windows 7 disappears after a certain amount of time

Recently (<2 weeks) bought a WD My Book 2TB USB3 external HDD. After a seemingly random amount of time, when not in use, the drive will disappear. I have checked under computer management -> disk ...
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Windows 7 setup doesn't see hard drive

I have a blank hard drive which I am trying to install Windows 7 on. The BIOS can see the drive is connected but when I go through the Windows setup it doesn't detect the drive. If I load my other ...
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WD20EARS 2TB Compatibility Issues

I have a system that runs the Asus P5Q Pro mother board and I recently added the 2TB WD Green HDD (WD20EARS). I formatted it NTFS with MBR. The system has been running for a week now without any ...
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Can't delete directory under Windows 7

I want to delete a directory under Windows 7 from Explorer, but every time I do so I get an error window with the message "Could not find this item" and "This is no longer located in ...". The file ...
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Bootable Clone Hard Disk Drive Utility [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I easily copy or clone a Windows boot partition onto a new hard drive? My computer's 1TB hard drive failed not too long ago and I got a replacement from Western ...
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WesternDigital SmartWare - still problematic?

I've seen a lot of bad press on WD SmartWare (I think it comes on most WD backup devices now, such as their MyBook product line), mostly related to how it's impossible to remove properly or replace. ...
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WD SmartWare Drive Unlock, Western Digital?

I bought a 1TB Western Digital (USB3) some days ago. I was using it without any problems, but now whenever I attach it to my laptop USB, the following window up and I can't use it at all. The Drive ...
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Mouse Not Working in Remote Desktop Connection

I am connecting from a work computer running Windows 7 Enterprise to my home computer running Windows 8.1 Pro. I am able to connect and the keyboard works just fine, but the mouse is not visible or ...
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How to see whether my HDD is “advanced format”-capable and if yes, what to modify?

I have a WDC WD5001AALS-00L3B2-type hard disk drive: Western Digital Caviar Black, 500 GB SATA-2 with 32MiB cache. I have came across this Advanced Format, and I am not entirely sure whether my hard ...
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GUID Folders at Program Files

I have recently got new folders at C:\Program Files and C:\Programs Files (x86). These folders have GUID names like {E73D79C0-B8F4-4E8E-85F0-A220E50F1BFA} The content of the folders is always of ...
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How to fix Western Digital My Book 500GB - fail to install drivers, is not accessible

The WD-My Book 500GB is recognized as a local disc in my system(Windows 7), but it's drivers fail to install successfully when connected via USB cable with computer. Then when I try to open ...
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External Hard drive not accessible [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover harddrive data I've got a WD 500GB external hard drive. I've been using it for over a year now but suddenly ran into this problem where neither Windows 7, nor ...
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Windows 7 Can't see harddrive, but Device Manager does…?

I just upgraded to Windows 7. I have an old western Digital Hard drive that is 120GB's of Data. I have everything that my life holds digitally dear on it. I can't find the Driver for it on Western ...
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Control panel windows open in an nonexistent screen in Windows 7

I have Windows 7 and I am using only one monitor. When I try to open any configuration window from Control Panel, the window opens into an nonexistent monitor, they "fly" to the right of the monitor ...
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3TB WD30EZRX is only recognized as an 1.8TB Disk - GPT formatted, UEFI-System - what can I do?

Searched through the net for about 3h now, tested anything that seemed promising - but still no 3TB! And I don't mean no 3TB partition - the drive is actually detected as 1.8TB by various programs! ...
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Empty .zip file at end of Windows Backup & Restore backup

I have a Windows 7 or Vista computer that was backed up onto an external drive (WD Passport) using Windows Backup & Restore every week for almost a year. Now I am viewing these files on a Windows ...