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Computer does not boot from optical drive or from USB

I had dualboot of Windows 7 + Ubuntu 12 on an ASUS laptop. Yesterday I triggered reset to factory settings through Windows, without realizing that I need to get rid of Ubuntu and grub first. Now the ...
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How to fix/ set resolution on dell precision m4600 to 1600x900 f?

The top resolution is too high for me and wish to change to a resolution like 1600x900. I've have a Dell Precision M4600 with NVIDIA Quardo 1000M, with Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 on a windows 7 64 ...
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what is msctfmonitor task handler?

My desktop, every day shut down in same time. (1:26 pm) I saw running task, in Task Scheduler and found two task. 1- MsCtfMonitor and 2- SystemSoundsService Do this tasks turn off my system?
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Windows 10 upgrade

For my laptop, I got the reserve notice the first of June, and Windows 10 was installed today. I really like what I have seen. I also have a desktop with: Windows edition Windows 7 Home ...
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Disabling shift-Windows key in Windows 7

Windows 7 set those Windows+Shift keys for moving windows to the other screens: (Win)+Shift+→ (Right Arrow) or (Win)+Shift+← (Left Arrow) moves the window to the other side of the dual ...
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Two PCs waking up by themselves at night

My first post, found SU looking for an explanation to the odd behaviour of my PCs. Last night I was back late and used my 2 PCs (details below) before going to sleep at 3.20-ish in the morning. I ...
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Right click stopped working on some programs

OS: Win 7 64 bit (it recently did some upgrades, but not sure if this coincided with the issue I'm not having) For some reason, I've started getting an issue on my machine. when I right click ...
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Slow Reboot and turn on Laptop win7

My problem is when i reboot my pc it the reboot takes along time. I see an image like something were loading on "internet access" by my clock on the taskbar. After this action finishs loading the pc ...
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Disable MsMpSvc from command line

Quite simply I'm looking for a way to disable Microsoft's security essentials service from the command line, you used to be able to run the command (as admin) net stop MsMpSvc but that was somehow ...
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Always auto deleting the installed printer driver when re-starting

I installed a new printer driver and it was successfully installed and printing. However, when i shut it off then start the PC again the installed printer driver was lost (not installed). What could ...
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Windows 10 Upgrade 32-bit to 64-bit

So, Windows 10 Upgrade is being rolled out worldwide, and I have 'reserved' my upgrade. Currently my computer is running Windows 7 Pro 32-bit. I'm planning to 'upgrade' it to Windows 10 64-bit (via ...
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Creating New Folder on Desktop

When I try to create a new folder on desktop with a particular name or title, and I press enter, it notifies me that the destination already contains the folder with that name, and do I wish to ...
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How can I get to the recycle bin without the desktop icon in windows 7?

I hate having anything on my desktop. I usually remove all the icons from the desktop, even the recycle bin. Occasionally I need to access the recycle bin, but having to re-enable the icon just to ...
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VLC player hotkeys will only work while it is selected

I got my media keys to work in the hotkeys under the settings, and they do work... when I have VLC selected. If I deselect it (not close the window, just click on another one) then the keys will not ...
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Setting Windows 7 Screensaver from Command Line

I'm trying to deploy a photo screensaver to several Windows 7 machines. Due to some unique restraints, I can only do it from a .bat file (no group policy). I have come up with this script: @echo off ...
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Activate a Samsung laptopt's inbuilt webcam

I made a fresh install of Windows 7 on my Samsung Series 5 Ultra (NP530U4E-S02FR) and my inbuilt webcam is not detected by the system or any application (like Skype). I checked in the Device Manager ...
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MICR / Check printing

I want to print my own checks on blank stock from Quicken and QuickBooks. To do so, I need a virtual driver that intercepts the print output from Quicken formats the fields properly, and adds the MICR ...
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How to fix small unicode text in windows 7?

I use Bengali texts to name some of my folder/files in windows 7, but the texts appear awfully small which bugs me a lot. Is there any way to fix this? What I want is to have the Bengali texts shown a ...
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Sony Vaio (VPCEB34EN) won't boot, Shows black screen Power LED stays Green

I was using my laptop (Vaio VPCEB34EN) yesterday and shut down after work. When I started again it was showing black screen only Power button light was showing. Even it didn't show the BIOS.I waited ...
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Is it safe for keeping my laptop plugged in while updating to Windows 10 via windows update

I have Dell XPS-L502X(Early 2011) Laptop with 6-cell battery and currently I'am Downloading Windows 10 via Windows Update from windows 7 home Premium-64 bit. But my Internet Speed is just 512 kbps ...
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How can I resolved Performance issues with Excel 2013?

I'm using a dell E6440 laptop with Core i5 CPU and 64-bit windows 7. I'm running Excel 2013. I do a lot of reporting through Excel and of recent I've noticed reduced performance - choppy mouse ...
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Cannot find Windows Update 2952664 in Windows 7

Recently I asked a question- Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful? In it they said about an update 2952664. But I can't find such an update in my Windows update. Why ...
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What keeps my USB connected, powered PCIe Extender losing signal?

I have a Single R9 Fury X graphics card connected to a PCI Express x1-x16 USB 3.0 Extender on a Crosshair V Formula-Z MB and it keeps losing signal after about 5-10 minutes. My pc is running fine ...
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The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible 0xc000000e

A family member of mine recently went on vacation and turned off their computer, something they normally do not do, upon returning home it would not turn on and now returns a black screen with the ...
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windows 7 upgrade to windows 10 different language issues

recently, Microsoft released tool called "MediaCreationTool" which can be used for upgrading windows 7 & 8.1 to windows 10, however, when I am using this tool, it automatically chooses Arabic ...
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Win 7 firewall blocking Filezilla Server from responding to clients

My Windows 7 firewall is blocking Filezilla Server from responding to clients. Adding it to the "Allow Program" list does not solve. It tested fine with Win 7's firewall turned off. Please someone ...
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What is in `C:\ccmcache`?

It seems as if it were some type of windows system file backup, although I am not sure. Anyways, system backup data (at least the restore points) are in C:\System Volume Information, AFAIK. What is in ...
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Use software RAID 1 drive as main disk and boot drive in windows 7?

Can I boot from a software RAID 1 (mirroring) drive in windows 7? Windows 7 would not let me install to a software RAID volume so I installed to the first disk and then added the second disk ...
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RAID 0 using AMD onboard controller and Samsung 850 EVOs

I am having the same issue. I am using Win7pro 64bit, the onboard RAID controller from an ASUS sabertooth 990FX R2.0, 2x250GB Samsung 850 EVO SSDs, and a 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD. I have the latest ...
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Firefox 39 and Explorer 11 don't connect with a web page on port 8080

I'm at home now and I need to connect to a web page through port 8080 so I write an address on Firefox address bar like http://201.183.xx.yy:8080/page1/PageB? and doesn't work. The message is "The ...
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how to enable remote microphone on remote desktop

I just directly connect my thin client(with embedded OS) to remote machine(Windows 7) via RDP. The problem is once I try to test the audio via Skype , it seems that the audio/microphone of the remote ...
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New monitor connected to HDMI adaptor doesn't show output after booting

Hello out there in the multiple monitors’ world. I am a very old newbie in your world and need help. I just purchased a new Asus VH236H monitor and hooked it up the HDMI port of an ATI Radeon HD4300 ...
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How to restore system when every .exe file opens with adobe [duplicate]

I just downloaded mkgmap from http://www.mkgmap.org.uk/download/mkgmap.html Nothing installed, so I followed the instructions in the readme file, which says to run this command: java -jar ...
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My foobar2000 stays invisible. How to show it?

Each time I start foobar2000 on my Windows 7, the application launches (as sound goes by my speakers), but no icon shows, nor on the taskbar, neither in the icon notification area. How can I change ...
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Change Windows 7/8/10 system language - welcome screen, login, etc

Changing an admininstrator user language is pretty straight-forward, but it does not change the language of the Boot screen, Welcome screen, Login screen, etc... Pretty much anything that's not on ...
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Unable to open IE 10 in 32-bit mode

I need to run IE 10 in 32-bit mode on 64-bit Windows 7 Enterprise N. When I run IE 10 from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer" I can see in task manager that I have only one process ...
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Batch command to delete users not on a list

Is there a way to delete users not on a list in a .txt file? Say I have the following on my system John Peter Mike Bob Now only John and Peter are on the authorized users .txt file John Peter ...
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Preventing Windows 10 From Being Installed On My Windows 7 Desktop PC?

I am quite content with using Windows 7 on my desktop PC, and do not wish to install Windows 10 at this time. To ensure that Windows 10 does not install, what measures can I immediately take (I note ...
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How to open Windows CMD so that it starts in the current folder? [duplicate]

When I'm working in a folder in Windows Explorer, sometimes I have a need to run some CMD command in this folder. How do I open the command line from a current folder, so the console opens in the ...
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How to enable Windows Update over the internet for domain computers? (Code: 8024402C)

Currently on a computer running Windows 7 on a domain the Windows Update does not run by itself because "You receive updates: Managed by your system administrator". The error code is 8024402C Detail: ...
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Disable win7 harddisk ram for a specific software

Sometimes when you ask matlab to create a very large array, it exceed actual ram and tries to go into harddisk, which slows down the computer so much that it becomes impossible to close matlab, only ...
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My Windows 7 Install Has Lost Its Default “double click to open file” Behavior

Something in my Win7 Pro SP1 installation has changed recently. It used to be that when you mouse over a file name in Windows Explorer nothing happened. Single click selected, double click opened. ...
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Windows 7 safely remove USB multiple disk enclosure from command line

I want to eject a USB multi-disk enclosure from the command line or with a tool that offers command line support. I can find information about ejecting a USB drive but nothing that seems to support ...
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Tomcat7 Service Cannot Start on Windows 7 Even When It Is Set to Log In as Administrator

I cannot automatically start the Tomcat7 service at startup on my Windows 7 laptop. On restarting Windows, I get the message "Access is Denied. Unable to Open the Service Tomcat7" even though I have ...
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Installation of Expect on Windows 7 64-bit fails with “not found in the archives”

Downloaded ActiveTcl from http://www.activestate.com/activetcl/downloads/ Installed ActiveTcl at c:/Tcl/ Go to Bin directory in command prompt (Start > Run > cmd > cd c:\Tcl\bin) To install Expect, I ...
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WampServer issues after Windows 10 upgrade

Since upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10, WampServer does not appear to be working (anything loaded in the browser is just a blank page), and even a fresh install does not cure the problem. Under ...
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How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?

Is there a way to set two different background pictures for my two monitors in Windows 7? By default the same background picture is used for both displays. I am looking for a solution without ...
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LAN connection - DOS to Windows 7

Hello community, This is my problem: I'm trying to connect a DOS-machine to a Windows 7 computer, using a LAN-crossover-cable - and it won't work. I want to access a shared directory on the ...
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Paint cannot save this file. Save was interrupted, so your file has not been saved

When saving any PNG image in paint to any directory (other image formats save fine), I receive the error: A 0 byte PNG file is created, and deleted immediately after closing the error dialog. ...
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How do I get the Windows 7 taskbar with the Start Menu to display on dual monitors?

I am looking for an application with features as follows:- It will give me a dual monitor set up with a Windows 7 taskbar with Aero peek and the Start Menu on each monitor. The taskbar should ...