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How to Delete The “Move to Dropbox” Entry In The Contextual Menu?

I have noticed recently that when I right click on a file/folder in Windows 7, the contextual menu brings up an entry entitled Move to Dropbox ( enabling one to send a selected file/folder to ones ...
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Battery Notification

I brought a new Toshiba laptop battery. It is getting a charge and when unplug power it discharges, but it doesn’t shows the battery notification when the battery becomes low. Instead it will get ...
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The old style network activity icon with animation - how to get it back?

I found it quite useful to have network activity flashing in my sys tray, as I have no LED on my laptop that does a similar function. Whats the optimal way of getting the original functionality back?
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Does Windows 7 actually defragment an SSD drive if you tell it to?

Defragmenting an SSD drive is a bad idea and Windows 7 is (should be?) smart enough not to schedule defragmentation on such drives. However, I've opened up Disk Defragmenter on my system and found, ...
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Daytime.GetNISTTime failure

I got this email message from my server. Unable to get NIST Time, relying on Server time what this error stands for? How it will gonna affect my sever working
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Revert resolution change in Windows 7 (screen gone black after change)

I changed my screen resolution from 800x600 to 1280x1074 and now Windows starts up but there is no display and a message comes on a black screen saying Input not supported. I can only start Windows in ...
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IE10 downloading files has .exe become _exe

I have a Windows 7 SP1 x86 machine with IE10, fully patched, which has strange issues with downloads in internet explorer. Specifically, any exe (as well as others) has the period/dot/full stop ...
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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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Tunnel adapters on ipconfig?

Hello I recently noticed unusual information in my IPCONFIG. Usually I only see Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection, but now I see Tunnel adapter isatap... and Tunnel adapter Teredo... I was ...
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Dont know how to turn on Wireless

I have a Toshiba Satellite Windows 7 (64) without its Factory Hard Drive. Had to replace it with a new one so all the Toshiba Drivers used for the FN Keys are gone so the one key that turns it on no ...
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Windows 7 not using VPN DNS Server

I'm connecting to my company VPN using OpenVPN. My VPN network is 192.168.32.x and it resolves to the company network which uses 10.0.x.x. My home network users 192.168.1.x. When I connect, Open ...
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Is there a way to update VLC media player without administrator privileges?

We have a number of users that work offsite and do not have administrative privileges on their Windows 7 laptops. Is there a way to update VLC as soon as updates are published without administrative ...
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Unable to open attachment in Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922)

I use Windows Live Mail 2011 (Build 15.4.3502.0922), in Windows 7 Pro 64. When I receive an email message that has an attachment, when I double click to open this attachment, nothing happens. Any kind ...
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Where does Chrome store its cookie file?

AFAIK Google Chrome uses an SQLite file to save cookies. I've tried to locate this file under my Windows 7 but couldn't locate it. I've found one file only, under ...
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Laptop screen is suddenly rotated

I turned my laptop upside down to get some dust that had gathered under the keyboard to fall out. But then suddenly, everything was sideways. The entire desktop had turned 90 degrees, the trackpad ...
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How to start a program when another one is started

I want a program to start each time another one is starting. Here's an example: Each time I start Google Chrome, I would like iTunes to start at the same time. Also, I want it to start when I click ...
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Unable to change Windows Firewall settings

I am unable to access the settings for Windows Firewall on my Windows 7 32-bit computer. I go to System and Security (Start > Control Panel > System and Security) and click on Windows Firewall, but ...
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Print job leaves queue but document isn't printed

I'm dealing with an HP Deskjet F380 All-in-One printer. It's connected via USB to a desktop running Windows 7 Enterprise x64. If I attempt to print something like a web page or a word document, the ...
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A folder misbehaving on windows 7

I have a single folder that is exhibiting some strange behavior in the explorer my directory looks something like this Documents/Parent/StrangeFolder/ChildFolders When I try to open any of the ...
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Deleting Thumb Cache in Windows 7 folder

Is it safe to delete C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\ThumbCacheToDelete? And if so how do I do it? It keeps telling me that it's used by other program in Explorer but not which ...
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Internet is slow on one PC after System Restore

I recently restored a laptop, a custom SONY VPCF1390X, using the built-in recovery partition. Everything went about as well as I expected, but I noticed that download speeds were much lower than what ...
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Adobe Acrobat Pro 9.0 on Windows 7 print to network share gives error

I've recently upgraded a client's workstations to brand new computers, with Windows 7 Professional. The server is still Windows Server 2003. The server has 2-3 file shares that get mapped to users' ...
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Installation order: Drivers before updates or the other way around? [on hold]

I have a question concerning the order of operations done after a clean install. Basically my question is this: Which of the following things should I install first: drivers (FYI I will be installing ...
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some keyboard keys not working properly

I'm using Windows 7. All of a sudden, a couple of hours ago, this happened: My keyboard number keys [above the letters] stopped working properly, both as numbers and as symbols. Only 5 and 6 are ...
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Linux to clone Windows 7 disk with HP recovery partitions to larger drive

I am trying to clone a smaller windows 7 disk to a newer faster SSD Hybrid with more space while retaining the HP Recovery partitions (I'm assuming they offer value). Unfortunately it seems the bulk ...
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How to make Windows 7 log off from Samba shared drive (manually or automatically)

How do I make Windows 7 log off from a password-protected Samba network drive?
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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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An All-in-One x86-x64 disc with MBR-UEFI boot enabled

I wanted to know how to create a windows 7/8.1 bootable disc wiht all editions of x86 and x64 combined in one with MBR and UEFI enabled in them. I know windows 7 32-bit doesn't has a UEFI mode but it ...
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Keyboard spacebar hiccup when using Skype

I'm using Windows 7 x64 in an AD environment. I've downloaded the most recent version of Skype. However, when I start up the program my spacebar does not work as smooth anymore as it was before the ...
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ImgBurn fails to burn data CD-R disk due to “Layouts do not match” error

I have a reoccurring problem with the program ImgBurn. Whenever I try and burn anything to a CD-R using ImgBurn it burns just fine, except for when I go and verify the disk. It tells me that the ...
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Setup IIS 7 as FTP Server that is connectable outside of my local network

I was able to setup an FTP site that I was able to access via ftp://127.0.0.1/ or my local(static) ip. To do this I followed these instructions (with the exception that I did not bind to 127.0.0.1 as ...
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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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How to mount a Microsoft Windows 7 USB media under Linux?

I have an original Microsoft Windows 7 USB key. I would like to mount it under Linux, but all my attempts have failed : # mount -o ro -t ntfs /dev/sdd1 /mnt/usb/ Failed to read last sector ...
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Bluescreen and can't update [on hold]

The computer of my friend is getting crazy. He has windows 7 and, sometimes, suddenly his computer restarts after a bluescreen appeared on the screen, like this: ...
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What's this number under “power capabilities” in “power data” for a device?

I would like to understand what the number 00000009 means in the picture. I mean, I understand that the things under it can say all kind of thins about power capabilities, and I've even been able to ...
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Multiple, Unreplicatable, Different BSODs

Over the past few days I've been having a series of BSODs with different codes, source drivers, and no real pattern in me being able to replicate them. Picture below. The only common "driver" in ...
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Why doesn't it appear to be possible to have multiple pinned taskbar buttons for multiple Chrome profiles?

I have two Chrome profiles set up using the --user-data-dir=<path> argument and I want to create two separate pinned task bar buttons for these two profiles (this is obviously on Windows 7). ...
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Can't install USB 3 drivers on Windows 7 (Pro)

I have recently downgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 7 on my Laptop. I know it has 2 USB 3.0 ports (the blue sockets). I'm currently using the "Intel 7 Series C216" chipset . The problem is, I tried ...
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EEEPC UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME

I have a problem with an Asus EEEPC When I try to start the PC it shows the BSOD screen with the error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME. I have tried to start Windows 7 from USB but after the screen 'Windows ...
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How To Make My WD My Passport External Hard Drive “Public”?

I have a WD My Passport External Hard Drive. I'm not sure what I did, but I just played around with the 'security' thing on the properties. My problem is this: I can not open this hard drive on ...
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If I change Windows admin user password, then I can't login to Outlook, why?

I am seeing this strange behaviour with Windows 7 and Outlook 2010. If I change the password of User1 (Admin user), login, and start Outlook, it asks for a password. It keeps saying "password ...
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How can I retrieve “remembered”(stored) wi-fi password from a win. 7 device?

I have access to PC, and I am a standard user. Everything(incl. "show charecters" tickbox at wiriless menu) requires admin access. Now, that said machine is actually like a big tv with touch. ...
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How to remap a single specific Key to a Windows Shorcut?

My keyboard does not have a "Sleep" Key to put my PC to sleep, so I created a Windows Shorcut to put my PC to sleep. Now I want to map a single specific Key to that Shortcut, but all Windows ...
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Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop have stopped working, both the left and right ones. I have searched for solutions to this problem but I cannot find anything that works. What can the ...
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Is it possible to know why installation of Windows 8 was unsuccessful?

Currently my system runs on Windows 7. Recently I tried to install(upgrade to 8 from 7) Windows 8 twice and failed. The installation worked fine for almost the end. The installation procedure ...
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Connect to guest solaris 11 from host windows 7 using virtual box

I have installed virtual box in windows 7 and Installed solaris 11 as virtual machine. I have changed network settings to host-only adapter but I cant do ping from my host computer to virtual machine ...
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Windows-Services Memory Leak

I have a problem with a few services that take up more and more ram. I usually let the computer on without restarts and after a while some of the services take very big chunks. The services are split ...
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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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Windows doesn't have driver for Generic USB Keyboard

For some reason, the Generic USB Keyboard driver was removed, literally, over night, from Windows. Can someone that has Windows 7 and uses a USB Keyboard without any fancy drivers (i.e. uses Generic ...
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Windows 7 system image: Previous increment not visible in Explorer

I tried out the backup tool built into Windows 7 Pro x64. In the help text, it says: "If you're saving your system images on an internal or external drive, or on CDs or DVDs, you can keep several ...