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Grub4Dos and /boot/bcd error

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on my laptop (SSD drive) and recently bought another HDD (second drive) installed in place of CD-ROM. What I want to achieve, is to have Ubuntu as primary OS and ability to ...
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AMD Clean Uninstall Utility Deleted ALL AMD drivers. Mouse and Keyboard Completely Unresponsive

So I tried updating to Catalyst 14.4 Beta from Catalyst 14.3 Beta, which just came out today. For some reason the screen went black, with a command line cursor blinking on the top left. It was there ...
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Use a label or tag system instead of a path system for Windows files

Is there any way to use a label or tag system (like Gmail) instead of the path system (Explorer) that Windows 7 uses? I have files that I want to be able to find from multiple directories without ...
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Getting 0xc00000e windows 7 “Boot device inaccessible” after random crashes

I've been having some weird random crashes that I can't seem to locate, and I'm unsure if it's windows or hardware related. It's a brand new computer and very powerful. I've run into a couple of ...
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How can I monitor whicg API call by a process [on hold]

I want to write a function in kernel mode driver that get a process and print which function called by that process. please give some link or sample code i can't find any useful thing with search
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Sharing a folder in LAN with a password using Folder Lock Software

I have a problem in sharing my created locker in the sharing server of my LAN. Let's assume that the address of the sharing server of my LAN is \\192.168.1.1 and there I stored the locker. Now, after ...
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When maximizing from taskbar Google Chrome not displaying correctly

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate installed PC. My default browser is Google Chrome. Most of the time, when I maximize Chrome from the taskbar it is not displaying correctly. Only a few parts of it can be ...
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Office Communicator starts up automatically even though I disabled it

The title says it all: I am trying desperately to keep OCS from starting automatically when I log in to Windows. The first and only thing I did was unchecking the "Automatically start Communicator ...
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Cant change wallpaper in Windows 7 Enterprise

I cannot change wallpaper in my windows 7 Enterprise edition. The current wallpaper is black and I cant change it. This is my office network and my username is there in Administrator (In computer ...
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Can neither enter nor reeinstall Windows7 Starter

So the actual problem is that when starting Windows, instead of getting showed the awailable user-accounts and being allowed to enter the password, i am asked to enter a username and a password ...
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unable to open the service tomcat7 how it is rectify [on hold]

i install tomcat7 but it not open when we start configure control it display the message like Access is denied unable to open the service tomcat7
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installed 64-bit W7 on Core 2 duo slow pc

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo P7350 2.00Ghz RAM: 3GB Hi I recently cleaned and installed Windows 7 on my 3 year old laptop. And it seems most programs are running incredibly slow when starting up a program ...
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Force delete files with a rather large name

I regularly use nodejs to manage dependencies for programs I write, no big deal. Today I ended up with a folder structure like this: Trying to delete any file was met with this error: "The source ...
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Can Windows 7 restore itself from image to a smaller HDD than original?

I've created a full system image using the built-in Win7 utility, it was from a 300GB drive but there is only about 50GB of data. I then swapped disks in my notebook, the new one being 80GB SSD and ...
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Windows 7 Image Restore with a smaller hard drive

I have a 500 GB drive that I have made a system image of. I would like to move that to a 250 GB drive (because it is a Solid State drive). I have made a Windows 7 Backup Image of my 500 GB drive. I ...
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Obtaining the Windows 7 CD key from its installation files

Are there any files probably contained in the Windows directory that have the product key? I need to re install the OS of my laptop but have misplaced the CD key.
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Terrible screen resolution after installing win 7

I set my (tv-monitor) Samsung LN32A550P3FXZC to its native 1920x1080 60Hz-32bit res. My actual res became 1536x864? NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT has latest driver and working properly. Using HDMI/DVI cables. ...
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When using Folder Lock the computer prompts This operation has been canceled due to restrictions

I got some problem because earlier I installed a software Folder Lock then I tried to encrypt a folder and created a locker. At first it works but the second time I created a locker it prompts "This ...
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Windows 7 taking too much time for shutting down?

I have a PC with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.04 installed in it. My PC has a Pentium dual core processor and 2 GB RAM. Both OS are working without any problems. But when it comes to the case of shut ...
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New HDD (HGST HTE541010A9E680 1Tb) very low write speed (<10 Mb/s)

I've just bought a new 1Tb HDD: HGST HTE541010A9E680, formatted it as NTFS (tried both quick and full format). It has very low write speed. I also have other HDDs and SSD on this PC, and they have ...
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Issue with BCD and Windows 7 / Arch Linux multi-boot

Let me clarify. I'm trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Arch Linux. My motherboard supports UEFI, but it's set to boot in Legacy BIOS and the hard drive is partitioned using MBR. I did not want GRUB 2 ...
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No sound on my laptop internal speakers

I've been facing sound problem on my dell inspiron laptop since yesterday. It only plays sound when I plug in my headphone. I have 64-bit windows 7 installed. I've already checked in sound, video and ...
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Folder Encryption in a network

I am using Windows 7 and I want to put a password in my folder in a LAN. Example: The \192.168.1.1 address is the Server of File sharing in a LAN (in my case). So all of the PC's that are connected ...
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Uninstalling Cisco VPN Client on Windows 7 RC causes machine to BSOD. How can I uninstall it?

I've installed Cisco Systems VPN Client 5.0.02.0090 on my Windows 7 RC (build 7100) machine and everything worked like a charm. Unfortunately, when I try to uninstall the Cisco VPN client, after the ...
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Windows 8 installation on VHD

This tutorial is exactly what im trying to accomplish: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/how-to-use-a-vhd-to-dual-boot-windows-8-on-a-windows-7-pc_p3/4847 to install windows 8 on a VHD. I created the VHD ...
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One computer takes the internet

One of my computers has a steady connection, but when I turn the other one on, the connection suddenly gets so slow and I cannot download anything. I have looked for solutions but cannot find any ...
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multiple monitors always open process on particular screen

I know that windows 7 has some built-in functionality that controls opening an app on a particular monitor. This proves to work great when only working with two monitors. Open chrome on monitor 1, ...
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How to remove an old “wired” connection internet connection that starts automatically under Windows 7?

A few months ago I stayed with a friend in another country for a couple of weeks and used their wired internet connection on my netbook. I don't recall if it was DSL or cablemodem. I'm now staying ...
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window 7 cannot stop looping for failure configuring windows updates reverting changes

Anyone have this kind of problem before? I shut down my computer and I restart it. I can just see my screen show me about this line" failure configuring windows updates revert changes." After that, ...
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Slow HDD test results: Symptom of slow PC or the cause?

My computer is very slow at the moment and the only thing that I can think that has changed is the disk space utilisation. I did a test of my HDD read/write performance which seems slow for my drive. ...
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What is the hidden, system Config.msi folder?

I just discovered a folder called Config.msi on my D drive. It is a hidden system folder that I had to change the security settings to get into. When I got a look inside, it was empty. Does anyone ...
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VPN plus Wake on LAN: Are there excesive security risks in remotely connecting to my computer with such a config?

My problem seems very simple: I have a laptop that has close to no internal storage, but a home PC that has tons. I want to be able to use the HDs on my home PC (which are shared across the local ...
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“Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed” -> How do I know which one?

When I see the "Please wait until the current program is finished uninstalling or being changed" error on Windows 7 as I try to uninstall a program through the Windows control panel (Control Panel\All ...
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Why did remote desktop performance drop when switching from Windows Server 2012R2 to Windows 7?

I have a desktop computer that I remote into on a regular basis. Prior to last week, the host OS was Windows Server 2012R2. Last week, I installed Windows 7, and I immediately noticed that the ...
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Cannot shrink C: Partition beyond 297 MB

What I am trying to accomplish is to shrink my C drive by 50 GB and make that 50 GB into a new partition to install windows 8 on. In Disk Management it shows I have Disk 0 with 4 partitions : ...
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Internet shortcuts open Print dialog

I use Firefox as default browser. Problem: Double-clicking on any internet shortcut in Explorer opens the Print dialog. Setting for .url under Set Associations is "Internet Browser, Microsoft ...
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Disable access to TCP/IP and DNS Network Settings on Windows 7

here's my question: i have a desktop pc Windows 7 powered with two accounts with administrative rights. One of those is used by my brother. I study abroad so i need to be able to connect to my ...
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Which partition can I delete so that I can install Ubuntu?

I have a desktop computer on which I first installed Windows 7, then Ubuntu 13.10 (in dual-boot). Since everything went fine, I wanted to do the same on my laptop, which currently has only Windows 7 ...
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Why does Windows 7 assume there is a new network connection when connecting to an existing access point?

I have been using my home ADSL and when I had problems with it, switched to my iPhone for network access. This mostly works as planned, but I have noticed that Windows 7 creates a new network name ...
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Powershell systemroot in $env:path different when AC elevated

I have a strange behavior with the environment variables at my Windows XP SP3. When I logon as Administrator, the %SystemRoot% strings in PATH are substituted to C:\WINDOWS, the value of the variable ...
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Windows 7 bluetooth how to reenable Lenovo L530

So I somehow clicked something in the notification tray on Windows 7 that disabled bluetooth. I'm wondering how this happened, because on the bluetooth icon there has no option to disable, only to ...
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Network Configuration Operator and UAC Issues

I am deploying computers to folks where they use network devices that require them to change the IP at will, but I do not want them to have any other privilege. To my delight, this group seems to fit ...
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Screensaver that just disables keyboard and mouse

Does anyone know of a way that I can lock my computer without a screensaver being shown? I run some graphs that I like to check every now and then from a distance. But I don't want other people to ...
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How to get IE9 settings from client (how to export IE9 settings)?

After some googling online, I found a post here on SO that I thought would help me (http://stackoverflow.com/a/4940884/336384). Unfortunately, the instructions didn't match what I saw. In Windows 7 ...
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How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?

I want to use the Dvorak keyboard layout at work (I already do at home) but I often need umlauts so the built-in US Dvorak isn't enough, and punching in the umlauts' Alt-codes gets tedious really ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on a blank hdd on a partition called X:(instead of C:) Is it possible?

I have a brand new PC with a blank HDD, and I want to install Windows on a partition called X: instead of C:. How can I perform this?
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Batch File - Delete Shortcut From ALLUSERS Desktop

In Vista/7, if I try to delete a shortcut using the following command -: del "%allusersprofile%\Desktop\MyShortcut.lnk" ...Windows sees this folder as empty and doesn't delete the file. The ...
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How can I duplicate a user account in Windows 7?

How can I create a duplicate user account in Windows 7? Reason My account will not allow Windows Help to come up (apparently corrupted), but the Administrator account's help works fine. Also, when I ...
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What would cause nVidia to produce this error when I run minecraft with HD textures?

I am hoping there is someone who has any idea what this error is all about. I am trying to use a 128x texture pack. Specifically SphaxPureBDcraft 128x. I can use the base 128x resource pack with no ...
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Put one monitor of a dual monitor windows system into standby

Standby not Disabled! When running 2 monitors on windows 7 or Windows XP, I would like to be able to put one of the monitors at a time into standby. The method can be manual. When running 2 monitors ...