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Play audio over network with Windows 7?

I have seen software for Linux systems that allows me to send the audio from one system to another over the network, is there such a software (a driver likely) for Windows, specificly XP but Vista and ...
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Diagnose Windows Remote Desktop

I am unable to use Remote Desktop to access my PC from a different machine. When I do RDP from my own network it asks for my login credentials (good). But when I try it from the outside network, it ...
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another User Profile Service failed to load case

i'll try to describe in quick short sentences what happened: PC (win 7 64bit home premium) forces a shut down after starting up from sleep mode (due to the nature of how it went i assume it was ...
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Show slideshow with pictures and videos

I'm mostly a Linux guy but I don't think the software I'm looking for is available in Linux so I ask this presumable easy question for those of you that knows Windows. The thing I want to do is to ...
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Windows cmd.exe: how to send commands with special characters to emacsclient?

I finally found a way to send commands from Windows 7 command line (cmd.exe) to emacsclient. How can I send a command to Emacs 24 from VBA in MS Office? However, when those commands contain special ...
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Unable to update guest OS hard drive size

I am running VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 on OS X 10.10.3. I have Windows 7 as the guest OS. Originally I had the hard drive set to 60GB. It was running out of space so I increased it to 100GB. However, ...
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Prevent Hibernation Windows 7 - Optiplex 780

Problem: Need to disable hibernation ( or enable Wake On Lan/ pattern ) for backup routine. Issue: Computer does not respond to WOL or any type of network requests. Also, hibernates regardless of ...
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winds 7 Boot problems..cant change bios systems all have N/A

Something weird is happening with my windows 7. when i start it, AHCI CD flashes then a few seconds later it boots to windows. I can get into the bios using F2 but the problem everything except two ...
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Mac as a file server in network where workstations run Windows 7

For a remote office I set up a Mac Mini to be used as file server. It was pretty easy to set up the Shared folder to be accessible by everyone on the network and I have a bash script that sets up all ...
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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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Bad sound through bluetooth headphones

I have some problems with sound quality on bluetooth headphones. I bought a pair of Acoustic CHP600BT Solutions Bluetooth Headphones - Black headphones a couple days ago, and now then I have those I ...
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Windows XP computer can't see Windows 7 shares

I am building a network containing notably a laptop running XP and a computer running Windows 7. Both computer have shared folders and the 7 has a shared printer, to which another laptop running 7 is ...
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Upgrading to new larger hard drive without reinstalling Windows 7 x64 [duplicate]

I'm running Windows 7 x64 (full retail version). Here's what the disk manager reports: Disk 0......XPMODEVOLUME (E:)..SYSIMGBAKVOLUME (G:)..........BIGVOLUME (H:) Basic....... ...
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Are filtered events in Process Monitor stored in memory or on disk?

When filtering events in Process Monitor, does it store the filtered events in memory or on disk, or does it just give you a filtered count? The reason I'm asking is, we're trying to figure out what ...
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Trying to install Realtek Audio97 drivers but can't because they aren't signed

I'm trying to install the Realtek Audio97 sound driver from the Realtek driver download page for Windows 7 and every time I try to run the installer I get the "Windows Can't verify the publisher of ...
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Windows Firewall fails to launch, error 5 - like KB943996, but fix not working

Environment Windows 7 Professional SP1 PL, domain-joined. Problem Since 2014-06-12, several of our computers (but definitely not all, not yet at least) embraced a problem with printer sharing, ...
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Upgrade from Windows 7 to Win10, what happens?

If I will accept the Windows 10 upgrade from Windows 7, will all my games and programs stop working? How does it work? Do they just give you a link to download it and then you do the rest or they ...
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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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runas.exe save cred asks for administrator password every time

We need to use save cred. It works on two computers, but on a third, it has stopped working. Regardless of how many times we try to create a shortcut with a savecred to a domain admin account under ...
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Why does Windows Update eat up loads of RAM on Win 7 with Server 2008?

We have a lot of Win 7 SP1, both 32 and 64 bit machines serviced by a Server 2008 R2 WSUS server. For whatever reason, whenever they check for updates, though there aren't any new ones, the PCs end ...
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Windows 7 Wireless Network Adapter Stopped Working

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate machine where the wireless adapter all of a sudden started having trouble connecting to wireless networks. Whenever I go to a new place and try to connect to a wireless ...
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Dell Latitude - HDMI output is unreliable

I have a Dell Latitude E5540 laptop that cannot connect to two Samsung monitors using HDMI (both syncmasters, one is a P2450, the other is a S24C650PL). Using VGA always works on both monitors, HDMI ...
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How to create ad-hoc network without admin rights

I have a Windows 7 laptop at my work without admin right and it got wifi, is there any anyway to share its internet to my mobile? Thanks in advance.
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Windows 7 XP Mode - Is it possible to have multiple XP Mode Virtual PCs?

Windows 7's XP Mode virtual PC supports some features that aren't 'stock' with an XP Virtual PC such as a different start-up dialog, no Shutdown button, etc. Possibly the most significant is that ...
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Windows 7 gets automatically deactivated and SQL server 2008 gets automatically uninstalled

In my office there is one machine running Windows 7 32BIT Professional and SQL Server Express 2008 along with others software are installed. But the problem is in certain course of time Windows gets ...
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Transparency issues in Windows after resume from Hibernation

For the last several years I have been having this issue every day once I resume from hibernation. For example, this is what Firefox tabs look like: What you see is actually 2 Firefox windows (one ...
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Make default choice of user in windows 7 login to password type screen

I want to choose a default user in windows login screen so that it will get me straight to the password type screen. I have tried this solution: Enable Auto Logon: reg add ...
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How do I restore Windows ACL to default?

A few months ago I got my computer, and instead of sticking with the preinstalled Windows 7 Home Premium and OEM stuff I decided I want a clean install from a DreamSpark disc. At the time I also ...
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Force Qt application to use proxy in Windows

I'm using Proteus 8.0 SP3 in a school, and I am unable to update it to a later version because of the HTTPS proxy. The program shows the error message: "SSL Handshake failed". Proteus technical ...
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RDP to Windows 7 is stuck on Welcome screen after wake-on-lan from sleep

I am trying to set up wake-on-lan for my office desktop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I want it to sleep when I am not there, unless I wake it up remotely and use it in a remote desktop session. Things ...
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Schedule a task to run before a service starts

I would like to ensure that a task runs before a particular service is started. (The service is "automatic"). Is there any way to do this? I could schedule a task to run on startup, and just pray. ...
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What’s going on “under the hood” in this Samba transfer? Specifically the occasional dips in transfer speed?

I have a Windows 7 system with a Samba shared folder and an Ubuntu system that has access to that folder. Using the Ubuntu system I copy a 68GB folder (SSD) to the Windows machine (HDD) which ...
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Connect iPad to windows 7 VPN

My iPad keeps spitting out the error: "A connection could not be established to the PPP server." I am trying to connect it to a VPN I set up with Windows 7 as an incoming connection. On the iPad, I ...
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svchost.exe high memory usage - wuauserv

I'm running Windows 7, and I've been experiencing high memory usage from one of my svchost.exe processes. Services under that particular process are BITS, EAPHost, IKEEXT, LanmanServer, MMCSS, ...
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Windows 7 Pro x64, Intel eXensible 3.0 Driver and not working USBs (almost)

After installing Intel eXtensible Host Controller Driver (http://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=KG9P5). USB ports (both 2.0 and 3.0) stopped working for USB ...
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Some web downloads stop part-way through

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. The majority of files I download complete without error, but some stop part-way through. This happens on all browsers. Some stop at a random location ...
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My Toshiba Satellite 580GB drive continues to loose about 30GB and 20GB a day

I have been backing up the entire C: drive on a WD Passport** - also have moved almost 900GB to a Seagate Free Agent GoFlex 3TB drive, which I use almost exclusively for Movie and Video files ...
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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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win7 keyboard layout change from logon screen

I am having a nightmare right now, which is I'm stuck on logon screen of windows 7 professional. My password includes turkish characters and the keyboard layout changed somehow to english. And on ...
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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What does last major release of Windows mean?

Check out this link: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/frequently-asked-questions-windows-10/5c0b9368-a9e8-4238-b1e4-45f4b7ed2fb9 And an excerpt from above ...
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Assigning labels to unallocated space in HD

I want to format an unallocated space of 60GB in my hard disk to fat32(for installing Linux) using the fat32format GUI as described in this page. But the problem is the windows disk manager doesn't ...
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Is it possible to have different applications set to different locales?

In Windows 7 you can change the system locale to change how non-unicode characters are interpreted in different programs. Let's say that I want to use language X for most cases, but language Y for one ...
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Can I Start particular program with different language settings in Windows

I am using my windows with Turkish language as first choice. Non-Unicode programs also use Turkish language. My particular program, Visual Studio 2005 (Business Intelligence Studio 2005) is behaving ...
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Applocale alternative for Windows 7

Looks like Applocale is developed before Windows Vista UAC and has many compatibility issues. Even after successfully installed, it still doesn't work for some of the programs. So I was wondering if ...
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How do I restore wireless access and my wireless connections after using an ethernet cable?

Superuser doesn't explicitly list this problem, so I'm documenting it here. I have a standard Windows 7 x64 (Home Premium) Asus laptop and have been using wireless for years. I then recently took it ...
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How to use my Windows 7 home basic 64bit original key to activate Windows 7 ultimate? any ideas please do share [on hold]

How to use my Windows 7 home basic 64 bit original key to activate Windows 7 ultimate? any ideas please do share. Any ideas? Please do let me know
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Windows 8.1 won't start a file extension using a .jar file, eventhough it's possible in windows 7

Here is a picture of the file i want to open, and the program i want to open it with. If i just click the jar file, it opens my program smoothly (I made that java progrma my self), no questions ...
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Unable to completely disable Offline Files feature for Windows 7 in GPO

I have been trying to completely disable the offline files feature for all the W7 PCs on the domain that I manage. I have been unable to. I do not want this feature as it creates unwanted, largely ...
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How can I restore my laptop from Windows 7 to its original Windows Vista recovery partition?

I bought my Acer laptop 4 years ago with Vista Home Premium x86. It has a recovery partition that I have used successfully in the past to format everything and reinstall Windows to factory settings. ...