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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: ...
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Default permission for new file cygwin on Windows 7

I am using cygwin on Windows 7 professional. When I create new files such as MyNewFile.java it seems to get default permission set to 755. This is not what I want. I want it to be 644 for regular ...
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Making always-on-top windows follow the same MRU order as other windows

Note: I'm using Windows 7 with the classical alt-tab style, ie the registry key AltTabSettings set to 1. I want to use MRU (most recently used) ordering of windows in the alt-tab list. However, ...
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Win7: Invert Colors Of One Specific Window

I often use ctrl+alt+I and windows magnifier to invert the colors of my screen, to make bright windows easier to read. The problem is that, eg, some windows are naturally dark and some are naturally ...
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How can I find out why MATLAB crashes?

I'm using MATLAB GUI code that handles ten files, uses the image acquisition tool extensively, and also the data acquisition tool, and GPU programming. It usually works well, but from time to time ...
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Cannot access to any Windows share including localhost

I can't access any share from my operating system, including \\localhost and \\127.0.0.1. I have Windows 7. NetBIOS over IP is enabled, other computers in the network can access my shares and other ...
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How can I list fonts with glyphs for a specific alphabet (on Windows)?

Fonts (in Windows but not just) don't usually contain glyphs for all languages. Actually, most of them only have glyphs for one language, or rather, one alphabet. I want to list all fonts on my ...
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How to configure Windows Firewall to allow all ports in use by IIS Express

My understanding of this technet article, per the page that brought me there*, is that I can configure the Windows Firewall to allow all inbound traffic on any port being used by a specified ...
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Computer wakes from sleep instantly. No lastwake information

My parents' computer wakes instantly when put to sleep. It spins down and then starts a second later. There are no devices set to wake, lastwake gives no information, eventvwr is empty, and the power ...
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SD cards often mount read-only on Windows despite being unlocked and always working in cameras

I have a HP netbook that's at least three years old and running Windows 7 Starter. It has a built-in SDHC card slot. I have a couple of 8 gig SDHC cards that I switch between my digital camera and ...
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Linux access to Windows 7 dynamic volumes (striped or mirrored)

I'm considering setting up a dual-boot system for the first time for many years. My plan for the system is to set it up as follows: SSD for both system partitions 2 identical hard disks, split ...
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Google Drive grays out with “Unable To Connect” error after computer idles

I've been using Google Drive for a while, but recently I have a strange and very annoying problem: After the computer has been idle for a while, the Google Drive icon grays out and hover over it ...
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Weird Windows Partition Problems: Partition inaccessible to Windows, but fine everywhere else

So, I have a bit of a problem and no amount of searching could find the answer. That's shame, because I have horrendous social anxieties and usually I'll fix something myself, if I can. The issue ...
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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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Running fsck from cygwin shell?

I need to be able to check / fix file system errors on SD cards from a win7 box. I had hoped to use e2fsck from cygwin but am having some issues getting this to work. (SD cards are used to boot ...
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Can't install Internet Explorer for Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 64-bit. My IE crashes when starting, so I tried to reinstall. I downloaded IE11-Windows6.1.exe from the MS site. But when I run it, it says That's odd. I thought IE11 was ...
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Deny application access to hard drive or volume in Windows 7+

I want to deny some of the applications on my computer to access certain drives or logical volumes, but couldn't find a solution so far. Background: My PC has an SSD as system drive and a 15TB Raid-6 ...
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How Can I Not Show the Green Download Progress Display for Google Chrome in the Windows Taskbar?

I use Windows 7 and when downloading with Google Chrome the icon in the taskbar has a partially green background that indicates the download progress. Is there a way to not show this green status ...
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Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file error in custom context menu command

I'm trying to add a custom option to the context menu in windows 7 and I've made the appropriate modification needed in the registry and the option appears in the context menu the way I wanted but ...
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Install python module snack on cygwin for byobu

I'm setting up the terminal multiplexer byobu on cygwin. But it's not fully working, since it has some python dependencies. E.g. F9 toggles the menu, which relies on byobu-config. That needs ...
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How can I easily split a CSV into two Excel worksheets with PowerShell?

I recently found out that PowerShell can be used to write Excel documents. The first use I thought of for this was to (at least partially) automate parsing of some CSV reports that I regularly have to ...
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Windows 7 (x64) PC requires frequent rebooting

My Windows 7 (64 bit) PC develops a problem every few days and requires rebooting to fix it. Symptoms: I will notice that it's running very slowly, the UI can't even keep up with my typing, disk is ...
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Why does Windows Explorer display a bogus updated time, and is there a way to recalibrate its datetimostat?

Here is my process when testing a Windows CE app: Rebuild it to create new .exe/.dll pairs from the two projects in the solution (PDAClient.exe and HUtilCE.dll). Since I have to do this development ...
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Programmatically installing a system driver on Windows 7 x64

I am experimenting with the WinDDK and trying to install a system driver on a Windows 7 (x64)virtual box. I have an .inf file: ; testdriver.inf - install information file [Version] Signature = ...
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Alternative synaptics touchpad driver for windows 7

I have hp pavillion dv6 laptop(Windows 7) with a synaptics touchpad . The gestures like two finger scroll doesn't work automatically after I disabled a startup service or something. (I dont remember ...
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Use Biztalk training kit on a Virtual machine

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit laptop with 8 GB RAM. I am trying to get the Biztalk training kit() installed on a VM on this machine. I have used Oracle VirtualBox to create a windows 2008 64 ...
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How to install dism through command line in windows 7 by booting from a recovery windows 7 iso in a USB?

Recently I installed a faulty security update (2823324) released by Microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2839011 . My computer is constantly getting blue screen and restarting. I have tried each ...
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How can I set the power on default state of serial port on Windows 7?

How can I set the DTR line to high by default when a Windows 7 machine starts up? Background: My own Windows service sets the condition of the com port lines to indicate its status. One of these is ...
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Windows 7 set to UTC RTC forcibly changes time

I really want to make Windows 7 understand that RTC in using UTC instead of local time. I found a solution, except for it does not play well with time synchronization. I have: Modified the registry ...
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Disable bluetooth control dialog from popping up when a track change occurs?

I use a wired set of headphones when I have my laptop docked and connect to my phone using the Bluetooth audio sink in order to play music. This all works great, I just open the device profile and ...
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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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Automatically focus window on mouse hover only across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors setup on Windows 7. I want a window to be focused only if my mouse hovered over it when coming from other monitor (this is how it worked when I used Synergy with multiple ...
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Virtual Box Bridged network w/ Static IP Win7 host Ubuntu Guest

Last year, I had no trouble with doing the following: Create virtual machine Set network adapter to bridged adapter Set static IP Guest connects to Internet, host connects to guest @ 192.168.1.xxx ...
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visual audio monitor/global spectrum monitor

i am trying to find a standalone spectrum visualizer that would allow me to monitor any output, specially surround, i send to my home theater via HDMI. i am familiar with this foobar's spectrum ...
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Samba not connectable “Go away, we're not home”

I'm having an issue connecting to my dedicated server using samba. The server is a debian (squeeze) box running a samba server, only small modifications have been made to the default config and the ...
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Modifying threshold for Windows Explorer's “minimal” view

Before: After: Is there a registry/hack I can use to control this threshold that triggers it?
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How to show icons for some file types and thumbnails for others?

How can I control which file types are shown as thumbnails and which as icons? I do think that showing these tiny little thumbnails for things like text file or spreadsheet is utterly stupid. You ...
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Direct3D crashes dxdiag in 32-bit but works fine in 64-bit mode

DxDiag crashes when I open it unless I bypass Direct3D. It works fine in 64-bit mode. I have a NVIDIA GeForce GT 525M, and I've tried updating (also uninstalling, reinstalling) my drivers. I've also ...
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NTFS frequent corruption when writing many small files, index $I30 error

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate on a laptop with a 500G HDD, and had all partitions formatted as NTFS. I do a lot of programming and LaTeX typesetting, both of these involves a large amount of ...
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Clarification On Write-Caching Policy, Its Underlying Options And How It Applies To Hard Drives And Solid-State Drives

In last week after doing more research on subject matter, I have been wondering about what I have been neglecting all those years to understand write-caching policy, always leaving it on default ...
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Viewsonic VG2427wm detected max resolution too low

So I have a Viewsonic VG2427wm, which supports max resolution of 1920x1080 and I had it working at this resolution from both windows and linux PCs. Now, I need to connect it to my Dell XPS17 (L702x), ...
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Why do my speakers get distorted randomly on Windows 7?

I have a studio monitor setup. I have 2 KRK 6's and a Focusrite Firewire Pro 24. Every few hours my speakers sound distorted and my solution has been go to sound levels > Properties of Saffire Audio ...
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Resolution “scaled down”, need to move mouse to edges to navigate the desktop

I have installed Windows 7 Embedded Standard on a machine running an Intel E6xx. When in Windows the desktop is severely cut off, only displaying approx 600x400, even though I have set the resolution ...
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How to upload dsc. pfx file on window-7 ultimate

I am using Window 7 ultimate. Please help me to remove this problem and make me able to upload Digital signature Pfx file. When I upload DSC the following information is provided. Java Plug-in ...
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Windows 7 Host Initial RDP Connection Slow after Sleeping

My desktop runs Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise. When connecting to my desktop via RDP from various other Windows 7 clients, the first connection after resuming the desktop from sleep is slow. To help ...
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Touch gestures in IE not working without explorer.exe being run once

Edit: Rephrasing my question: Upon further troubleshooting, I can conclude that: Touch gestures (dragging, pinch to zoom, touch-and-hold right click) in Internet Explorer start to work when: The ...
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Is there a way to check if my monitor is switched on through a program?

I need to know if my monitor is switched on, through a program so i can check when i am using a system through a remote session. I've been playing around with chrome remote access, and a few other ...
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Resizing signature on Adobe Reader on Windows 7 tablet

I have a Windows 7 tablet and would like to be able to complete PDF forms, and put a signature on them. However with Adobe Reader I am unable to resize the signature as I cant accurately touch and ...
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How can I script a bluetooth device to connect/disconnect?

I have bluetooth headphones which I use to both listen to music from my mobile phone and to listen to videos on my laptop. They cannot be connected to both devices at once (note here), so I have to ...