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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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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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Windows XP installation disk for XP Mode under Windows 7?

I am running XP mode under Windows 7, for testing / troubleshooting software. I am trying to install a third party driver(unidrv printer), and I get stuck at Setup failed to locate required files. ...
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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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How do I disable the small pen cursor in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine running a touch-driven application, and whenever a user touches the screen, this small diamond shaped cursor appears. I believe the cursor is intended for pen and tablet use....
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BSOD after attempt at windows update. Not Random

Windows-U-7-sp1 here. A system failure during a windows update locked the Laptop and after an hour had to power it off. When returning to try to boot, i get these bsod errors: 0x000000f4 ...
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Can't access Startup items folder from Run window in Windows-7

I experienced this issue today: I could open the Start Menu folder by following this workflow: click the Start button -> right clicking "All Programs" and then select "Open All Users". However, when ...
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Using plink.exe or similar in a scheduled task (to be run continuously)

I've been trying to get plink.exe (from the maker of PuTTY) to establish a local SOCKS proxy to a remote site, as well as some tunnels. The action is simply to start plink.exe with the right ...
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Registering other formats as PDF for preview in Windows 7

According to this question and answers it is possible to view other file types as text in preview window in Windows 7. Now I have a related case: I would like to preview AI (Illustrator) files in the ...
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Windows 7 SP1 wont update error code 800706F7

This appears to be a common problem and it has been reported on multiple sites and the answer always seems to come down to removing kb3004394 On the laptop in question I checked and the update is ...
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Catching screens turning on/off and running script or program when it happens

I'm attempting to automatize lights around the man cave, ideally i would like to have the lights to be on as long as the computer screens are on and the lights go off when screensaver kicks in, ...
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How do you use multiple monitors in MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7?

Using the RDMan from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=44989 Tools->Options->Full Screen-> last checkbox is 'Use multiple monitors when necessary' however this has no ...
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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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USB Suspend: USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend

After running the powercfg /ENERGY command, I get the following Efficiency Diagnostics Report with 6 errors: USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend This device did not enter ...
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Windows 7 - window dragging vertically when panning on overscroll - can it be disabled?

I have a Windows 7 touch screen computer. I noticed that when I have windowed applications which are vertically scrollable, for example Windows Task manager, and I scroll (with touch) to the bottom ...
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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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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 python-...
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Set mouse sensitivity beyond maximum

There are many, many duplicates to this. I do not wish to buy a mouse with higher DPI. If setting my mouse speed higher degrades the performance, that would still be fine. I have tried setting ...
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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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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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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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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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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 can'...
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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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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 to change default view size of Windows 7 Photo Viewer

Is there a way to tweak Windows Photo Viewer so that it automatically opens images in actual size instead of fit in window?
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Win7 VirtualBox Server with TeamCity keeps BSODing

I'm testing out TeamCity with a small project (one checkin per day or so, small code base) on a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. I've had many successful VMs on this host, some of which were also Windows ...
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How to balance volume on Windows

I can't figure out how to get a good balance on the applications within windows so I can stop modifying volume settings every time I get on a Google Hangout, watch Netflix, Hulu, instant message, play ...
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Case-sensitive error in compiler's building using crosstool-ng under Cygwin

When I try to build gcc cross-compiler using crosstool-ng under Cygwin (running in Windows 7) I have the following message: $ /opt/ng-crosstool/bin/ct-ng build [INFO ] Performing some trivial sanity ...
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How to apply software display calibration while running F.lux?

I got great results from doing software calibration with Color Management in Windows 7, but F.lux resets the profile to its own every second. Is there any other way to calibrate the display that works ...
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How to reduce the hide-delay of Windows 7 taskbar previews?

When you hover the mouse over a taskbar item in Windows 7, it pops up the thumbnail preview. When you remove the mouse, there is a short delay and then the thumbnail disappears. Does anyone know if ...
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Scheduled task disappeared from the Task Library the next day

We have a Win7 Pro 32-bit system where we want to schedule a daily backup to run at 1pm. The task was created yesterday morning. It ran fine that afternoon. It didn't run today. When the Task ...
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Hide “Logged on”, “# programs running” on Windows 7 Fast User Switching

I want to do the exact same thing that this question did in Windows XP: Hide "Logged on", "# programs running" on WinXP Fast User Switching However, I want to do it in ...
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Windows 7 slow write to Samba/CIFS OpenSolaris server

I have a NAS server with OpenSolaris and kernel-based CIFS/Samba share and I get these weird results when working with it from different computers over the Gigabit LAN: Read speed is blazing fast ...
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Unable to install OS on ProBook 430 G3 driver required

I'm getting a message 'Load Driver' 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.' I've read that it's due to ...
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Permission to query WMI

I have a project to remove admin rights from our users. An application we use, during upgrades, runs a query against WMI: Namespace: root\Microsoft\sqlserver\computermanagement10 Class: ...
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Moving mouse through multiple monitors on Windows 7

It is hard to explain so I have uploaded this image, maybe it will be more clear. Long story short, Can I move the mouse between monitors in "circles"? Let's say I want to move my mouse from A to A, ...
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Where oh where has my UAC password textbox gone?

Finally decided to upgrade to Windows 10 (from Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1) and started the upgrade process. However, during the upgrade, it notified me that it was unable to finish and ...
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Windows 7 not picking up 8th GPU

Adding on to a previous question I asked. How many GPUs Does Windows 7 Support? I have managed to stick 8 Nvidia GTX 980Tis into a Tyan Supermicro Box. It's running Windows 7 Professional 64bit It ...
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Is there a way to start multiple instances of the same program during startup?

Where I work I need to have at least three instances of the same program up. I've only been able to get one to open during startup. While its not a big deal to open them manually, it would be nice ...
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simple setup for a local area with 4 vlans

I need to set up 2 lan ports on my pfsense to each be a member of 4 vlans (10,20,30,40) with each vlan having a separate gateway ( 10.10.1.1, 10.20.1.1, 10.30.1.1 and 10.40.1.1). I would like hosts ...
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How to set TLS protocols as default after applying KB3140245?

This is about instructions to Windows update KB3140245 on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine. Microsoft released this update some time ago that "allows users to change system-wide default protocols for ...
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Windows 7 Colors (PNG darker in browsers)

A few days ago I installed f.lux, and since then I've noticed that my PNG images look darker in Firefox. I've never encountered such a problem before. It doesn't work with it (f.lux) disabled either. ...
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where does Windows Task Manager measure network data rate

I am trying to build a 10Gbps Ethernet channel between an FPGA and a Windows 7 PC. For a rough estimate, I measured the bandwidth usage of the link using Windows Task Manager's Network Tab. Later I ...
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Windows 7 frozen after opening the first web URL on StackExchange

This scenario: reboot do anything I want, including using Firefox open first URL on SE by any means (shortcut, link, history). When the first StackExchange HTML page is opened using Firefox: FF ...
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“Run as Administrator” context menu item missing after upgrade from XP to 7

I have upgraded from XP pro to 7 ultimate (32bit) If I leave UAC settings default, I have no "Run as Administrator" menu item in the contextual right-click menu onto an executable. Additionally, ...
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blank/flashing Windows user interface

I've got a strange behaviour that happens randomly on my Wind 7 64-bits. Basically at random moments, some stuff that uses the Windows UI starts to get blank or flashing. Below there's an image ...