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How possible rebooting from Linux to Windows makes sound from headphones vanish?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit, dual booting with Linux Mint. The laptop is Asus X54C. The problem: Every time I reboot from Linux to Windows (Restart the computer while on Linux, and when GRUB ...
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Is it possible to write software for a keyboard?

I just got a new Cooler Master Octane keyboard+mouse combo, but it doesn't come with any software, so I can't modify the keys, or change any function...is there a way to write some simple software for ...
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Manually set file type association with non-installed program via registry?

I seem to have an issue where I can no longer associate XML files with the editor I use, which is a portable version of EmEditor. It doesn't matter what I do, when I try to associate it using the ...
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E_FAIL (0x80004005) when running Linux through Windows 8 Virtualbox

I wanted to run Linux through my Winows 8.1 machine using VirtualBox as hypervisor. After I tried adding Ubuntu (or Fedora, on another instance) to the list of virtual machines, I clicked Start, but ...
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Print job error information on Windows 7?

When a print job goes to "error" status, is there any way to get more detailed information on what exactly went wrong?
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SSD drive filled up in drive D - mysterious file usage

This is from my thinkpad t450s which has a Samsung 240GB SSD. It has been running fine (and still is). But I suddenly noticed one morning that my D: drive had filled up overnight. This is a surprise ...
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Recovery of data located beyond 2Tb

There was a computer with Windows 7. The hard drive was Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000. As far as I remember, I split the HDD in two: two partitions with 2 Tb each. And, of course, there was the ...
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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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Windows 7 DSCP and 802.1p QoS Mapping?

When I create a QoS policy in Windows 7 through the Group Policy editor and set a DSCP value, does Windows 7 add the 802.1p QoS field to the Ethernet frame? If so, how does it map the different ...
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Windows 7: System clock 2 hours behind on every boot

Windows 7: My time is always two hours behind the actual time. I've changed the time, but, whenever I restart it, goes back to the incorrect time, 2 hours behind the actual time. I'm on (UTC+02:00) ...
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Unicode emoji issue

If I go to Word and type Alt + 128514 (Laughing and crying emoji 😂 ) then paste it into Google Chrome, then it appears normally (as you see in the brackets above). But, if I type Alt + 128514 into ...
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Firefox 44 will not start on my Windows 7

The problem is, Firefox window will not open when I try to start it. I can only see a process appear in the task manager, but no window will show up. It used to work fine but something, possibly an ...
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How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)

I have a file, a little bigger than 500MB, that is causing some problems. I believe the issue is in the end of line (EOL) convention used. I would like to look at the file in its uninterpreted raw ...
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“Access Denied” when trying to run a file that contains “.doc” in the filename

A user has a folder which has given "Full Control" to "Everyone". This user can move or delete a folder, but when they try to run a specific file in that folder they get an Access Denied error. The ...
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How to understand disk activity view charts of the Windows 7 resource monitor?

The disk activity monitor charts show blue line, green line with the green shaded area below and sometimes also the orange line. Of course, the higher the lines the more the activity and horizontal ...
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How to delete one Windows from multiboot system including recovery partition?

I installed Windows 10 first and after that Windows 7. Now I want to delete both the Windows installations and then install Windows 10 in such a way that I don't lose any data in other partitions. ...
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How can I log the IPs that processes on my computer are connecting to?

My firewall is saying that my Windows 7 PC is connecting outbound to several suspicious IP addresses in a foreign country. I've run 5 different virus/malware scans, but I'm clean. How can I ...
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Memory Leak in Windows 7 and I need help troubleshooting

So, about a week ago I got a blue screen while watching a youtube video (it was the only active program open) and I've been experiencing trouble ever since. The file that caused the blue screen was ...
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Some specific keys on my Asus laptop's keyboard alternate between working and not working at random intervals

I'm having a problem on my Asus keyboard since a few months now. The problem being : I can't use the following keys (On an AZERTY keyboard, but it's mostly the same anyway) : 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 p backspace ...
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Grep equivalent for Windows 7?

Is there a command prompt grep equivalent for Windows 7? That is, I want to filter out the results of a command: Bash use: ls | grep root What would it be from a Windows command prompt?
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Windows example pictures high res

Is there any way to get the windows sample pictures (f.e. The one with the cute penguins) in higher resolution? When searching the web I only found upscaled pictures, but if you look closely it ...
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Lost access rights and permissions to secondary storage drive 'Program Files'. How do I regain control?

My problem is - I am unable to delete/uninstall/overwrite all folders and files inside of 'Program Files' in my storage E: drive, my operating system is installed in C: drive. I've read posts of ...
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Windows: How to add batch-script action to Right Click menu

I have a few programs that creates temp files or backup files or similar files that are not important. For example, GVim for Windows by default creates a backup file in filename.txt~. I sometimes ...
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Running a Python script that accesses a protected file when Windows starts

I have a Python script that adds some text to the hosts file which allows administrator access only. So, what I do is I first open cmd from the Start menu on Windows 7, and then right click and go to ...
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Error Messages Using ERUNTgui under Win7

I'm getting some error messages when using ERUNTgui program under Windows 7. It worked fine in Seven before format my PC, so that the developer says that ERUNTgui is compatible with Vista and Win7, ...
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Is it possible to bring back Aero preview on alt+tab in Windows 10?

Back in Windows 7, when one presses alt+tab the "Windows Flip" menu appears and if (s)he holds alt but stops pressing tab, a preview of the app appears. In Windows 10, the behaviour is different: the ...
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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Windows 7 Guest account

I am somewhat new to Windows and need some very basic help. How do I enable the Windows 7 Guest account on Windows 7 so that someone can temporarily use my computer without me having to create a ...
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Getting a script to run using file length on Windows 7?

I need a script to run whenever a file is to long (rename the file. Say a rcv file is put into a folder and it is named 123456789.rcv. But the program we use to grab this will not take it because ...
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Windows can't boot after Samsung Recovery Solution 5 restored it

This is the story: I have (or should I say had?) Windows 7 "home basic" edition, service pack 1 installed (preinstalled from factory). One day I installed two Linux OS: First Debian 8.3 Jessie and ...
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Win7 - mute sound in mixer for particular application by keyboard shortcut

I was wondering whether there is a way to mute / unmute a particular application in the mixer by a keyboard shortcut. So e.g. by CTRL M W to mute / unmute the sound of Winamp. I am not asking about ...
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Control panel applet for Java is missing - How do I get it back?

Update: This is obviously not a duplicate of the issue where the Java applet is visible in the Control Panel for the simple reason that the applet in that question actually shows up in the control ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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VPN malfunction related to Antivirus

I'm running Win 7. I use TorGuard VPN. I'm connected through a wired LAN. My connection is High Speed cable and works fine. My VPN connection is normally good - maybe a second or two slower than ...
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Dymo Lablewriter 450 installation keeps failing

User used to have a DYMO labelwriter SE450 that worked perfectly fine for months, no issues. Windows 7 pro, absolutely no configuration changes have been made that would stop it working. It recently ...
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Enforced group policy object not applying on Windows 10

We have two screen lock policies in the domain controllers GPO editor. 1 applies to 'authenticated users' so it will affect all users on the domain, as intended. It is not enforced. It sets the ...
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Using Sigmatel STAC 92XX on Windows 7 RTM x64, cannot get 5.1 surround sound to work

I have a Dell XPS 420. I've installed Windows 7 RTM (x64) I have this audio device: SIGMATEL STAC 92XX C-Major HD Audio I have tried using the windows 7 basic driver, and also the Vista 64-bit ...
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Keyboard shortcut for creating new file on Windows 7

Can someone please tell me how to create a new keyboard shortcut for creating a new text file? I have installed Autohotkey but I don't know how to specify script. I want to use Ctrl + Alt + N as ...
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Can I install another OS on a Sony VAIO E Series laptop without any problems?

I have never owned a laptop. This is the first time i am going to buy one. I don't know the details about installing another OS apart from what comes with it. I am going to buy a new Sony VAIO E ...
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robocopy ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) on Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using a robocopy script with the switches /COPYALL and /B on my Windows 7 Home Premium PC to backup files to a NAS and I'm getting the error message: ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) Copying NTFS ...
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Photoshop icon missing after deleting desktop shortcut in Windows 7

I deleted a bunch of shortcut icons on the desktop in Windows 7 to clear the screen. One of them was Photoshop cs5. Ever since its icon has gone missing. I get the default icon for unknown app in the ...
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Laptop automatically reboots after shutdown

My laptop is a Dell N5110. These days the computer has a problem that after normally shutdown it automatic reboot in midnight. I have tried setting the power manager, system restore to prior time, ...
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Public Desktop icons plus more not showing

We have one user on one computer that all of the Public Desktop icons is missing from her computer, plus things like recycle bin. Her personal icons are showing as they should, just not the public ...
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What could be causing assoc to say “the system cannot find the file specified”?

I am running assoc from an administrative command prompt I'd like to add an entry for .vbsc in my list of associations. It won't let me, Though it will let me do one for .vbsd And it is running ...
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Where can I download the ACER Aspire X1300 Chipset driver for Windows 7 x32?

Where can I download the ACER the Aspire X1300 Chipset driver for Windows 7 x32? On the Acer website it only has x64 downloads. What is the consequence if I use the Vista x64 instead?
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Mounting SSH/SFTP shares on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SFTP as a folder on Vista I'm fairly unfamiliar with Windows, especially Windows 7, but using it for a school project; essentially I have a directory accessible through ...
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Config file is written in VirtualStore but read from ProgramData

I have an application that uses an config.xml file that is stored in C:\ProgramData\MyApp The config file is created and edited using MyConfigApp.exe and then read by the actual application ...
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Upgrade to Windows 10 on old Windows 7 desktop? [on hold]

I own an extremely old desktop PC, currently running Windows 7 32-bit, and I've noticed that it's been running significantly slower recently. I would like to know if upgrading to Windows 10 could ...
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Deleted a Windows folder using Linux command rmdir -rf foldername

I have a folder on a Windows 7 machine with contents in it and decided to delete it using Git Bash, namely with the command rmdir -rf foldername. According to this manual ...