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Empty DVD Drive indicates it has music in it (CDFS)

I have a Windows 7, 64 bit computer with a Blu-ray DVD drive. When I first start the computer, the DVD drive indicates it has music in it, but it is empty. If I put a CD in it, it will not ...
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Is there a music player that will automatically mute when other audio starts playing?

I find myself listening to music while I use my computer, and constantly pausing and un-pausing the music when I watch a video on youtube, open up a game, or any other task that needs audio. Do any ...
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How can I create custom mouse actions in Windows 7?

My mouse has 2 additional buttons at the side. The mouse's default driver doesn't have many functions. I want to set it so that if one of the buttons is pressed, the other buttons (including right ...
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How can I close tabs to the left in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome has a button to "close tabs to the right" (right click on a tab), but not one for the left. Firstly, why is this? Secondly, how do I add a button to close tabs to the left? I've ...
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Windows theme ravaged after BSoD

I know this is going to sound stupid, but due to a faulty RAM module, my Windows 7 x64 crashed with a blue screen, and after reboot, my theme was lost. Sadly, I can't seem to figure out how to get it ...
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shortcut key for changing user in time of login

In windows xp it is possible to change the user at login time by clicking Alt+Ctrl+Del Is there any shortcut for same purpose in windows 7 ?
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Program to customize a window in Windows (Vista)?

I want a utility that allows me to set a custom opacity for some of my open windows. Basically, I want to be able to watch movies on VLC while I code, and do other things on my computer. I want the ...
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The “FIND” command in Windows 7 Command Prompt [closed]

Is the find command in the Windows 7 DOS Command Prompt? I tried to type "find" just in the cmd console, but it shows a message the command is not recognized. I run it as an administrator. Any ideas?
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Alternatives uses for small SSDs

So are there any alternative uses for small SSDs? I was recently given a 40 GB SSD and I am reluctant to rebuild my OS just to get Windows on the SSD and everything else on a different drive. I ...
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Share printer with Win XP server and Win 7 client

I have a 32 bit Windows XP computer with a installed Epson R200 printer. I shared this printer and want to use it with a 64 bit Windows 7 system, now. But the problem is, that the Windows 7 client ...
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Windows Media Player doesn't notice when I change CD

I'm using WMP on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. When I put a CD in the drive, WMP starts itself up and I've got it set to rip the CD. This works fine. When it's finished ripping, I eject the CD and put a ...
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In Windows, how do I connect two computers to the Internet using one Ethernet socket?

In Windows, how do I connect two computers to the Internet when there is only one Ethernet socket on the wall? I don't have any extra hardware such as a router, switch, or hub.
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Realtime sync across multiple computers

What software can I use to synchronize files that detects changes on each of my computers and syncs continuously with an always-on server? I'm looking for: Running as a service on the server and ...
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Does Windows take care of closing sockets when processes exit?

I've read up this question about Linux, Can a port be bound when the process has terminated? Linux appears to clean up after processes exiting, and leaving open sockets. I was wondering if there's any ...
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Installing too many applications on Windows. Is that possible? [closed]

I am wondering if, other than the space applications can take on disk, I can incur into any performance problems if I install many applications on Windows. Maybe the Windows registry becomes bigger ...
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Alternative to TinyTERM Terminal Emulator

I work for a company that has been using the TinyTERM Terminal Emulator for at least 20 years now. Here is a link to the program's description: ...
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No sound in any media player

No media player has any sound. If I try to play any video file there is only video, and no sound. This happens with Windows Media Player and Media Player Classic. I have K Lite Codec Pack version 8 ...
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How do I stop my hp pavillion from sounding like a live mic?

My computer is constantly recording or something and everytime I speak I can hear myself as if I were speaking into a microphone on stage somewhere. How can I disable it? It's driving me crazy, ...
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Webcam effects for Windows 7

I need a software that can creates effects in webcam for video chat in Google and Skype. I can do effects with HP touchsmart softwares. but not able to do the same for Google talk or Skype. EDIT: ...
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How to synchronize clocks for computers that are not online?

I have some computers that run Windows 7 embedded and are connected to each other by a switch, but are not connected to a larger network or the internet. After a few weeks, the clocks drift and it is ...
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Reinstall Windows under TrueCrypt

I usually partition my hard-drive so that the OS and applications are on C: and ll the data, including user folders such as Documents are on D:. I do this not for any performance gain, but just so I ...
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Why does the text `fi` get cut when I copy from a PDF or print a document?

When I copy from an Adobe Reader PDF file that contains Define an operation I rather see Dene an operation when I paste the text, why is this? How can I remedy this annoying problem? I've also ...
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Is there a tab-enabled CLI for Windows?

I'm looking for a terminal for Windows that supports tabs, maybe splitting and I'd love to be able to autocomplete and double tap the tab key to list files like in Linux terminals. Is there such a ...
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How can I diagnose my PC regularly pausing / hanging up [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to diagnose repeated freezing of windows 7 (comes back alive in few seconds) I have a borrowed HP nx9420 laptop, running Windows 7 Pro, no SP. Very regularly, maybe ...
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how do I disable the minimize button in windows 7

Is there any way to disable the minimize button in windows? I don't use it and when someone else uses my pc they tend to minimize everything
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Simple dropbox client for windows

I am looking for a client for dropbox that doesn't have so much windows integration. Doesn't run in the background. Portable executable. Looks like an ftp client. I would just use the web ...
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Error while installing the libmtp library

When I'm running the configure file for the Libmtp library using Msys, everything seems to be going fine till I get an error that tells me that it can't find the Libusb library, I have installed it ...
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How to connect to a Windows PC from a Mac OS X terminal

I have some Windows PCs on my network. I have Mac OS X. I try to access some Windows PCs in the network to read and write files. In OS X Finder, I see the computer_name and I can connect as Guest. But ...
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Windows 7 64bit search bar is buggered

When I search for something in the Windows 7 Start Menu, I am only given categories. Screenshot: I have tried the following, to no avail: Deleted registry keys Restarted, stopped, started, ...
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Logging Virus Definition Updates for MS Security Essentials in The Security Event Log

I would like to log a security in event in Windows 7 whenever the Microsoft Security Essentials 2 virus definition files are updates, deleted, or changed. I was expecting to do this with an Audit ...
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Troubleshooting the Microsoft generic USB HID drivers

I've had the Logitech Wave MK550 for about two years now, and it has acted up twice on me now. Now being the second time, anyways. What is happening is the mouse and keyboard simply stop working on ...
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Windows software to redirect console output to the cursor

It's not uncommon for me to have to run a command line program that gives me a unique code (kind of like an RSA SecurID token, but entirely software), and then paste that code into a web page or ssh ...
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make: Interrupt/Exception caught

I'm using Make from the MinGW distribution. It has always worked, but recently I've gotten the following error: > make clean make: Interrupt/Exception caught (code = 0xc0000005, addr = 0x0040b0ac) ...
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SSH Terminal width when run from plink.exe on Windows

I'm using Console2 to run a Powershell in which I run plink.exe to connect to a Linux server. It works fine except that ps, top and other utilities in the shell only thinks the output window is 80 ...
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What is the best way to test a webpage on higher resolution than your current screen's resolutions?

I'm making a responsive website where I need to test my webpage's css, html, javascript rendering on 2400px resolution while my screen is only 1900px.
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Syncing four computers over LAN if possible and over internet if not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping folders synced between several machines Is there any software that allows you to sync the files arbitrary folders on four computers over the LAN and keep it ...
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Kill process by name and owner?

Before I look into reinventing the wheel and roll my own, is anyone aware of an application/utility that allows me to kill processes, filtering by both process name and process owner? Alternatively ...
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Setting up Relays in Windows

I'm trying to setup a pivoting relay with netcat on Windows, replicating a scenario easily possible by using pipes in Linux. Assume machine A can route to machine B and machine B can route to ...
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Any tool (paid/free) to add folders to CAB archive?

Do any of you know CabPack? A tool from 99 that allows to add folders to a CAB archive. Are there any alternatives to this software? Cabpack doesn't have command line options. I tried ...
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Virtual Wifi without Internet Connection Sharing and/or compatible network adapter?

This seems unlikely, but is there a way to create a virtual wifi hotspot using Windows 7 that does not involve using Internet Connection Sharing or a wireless network adapter that can support sharing? ...
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Can't change text color in Microsoft Word 2010

I have Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit running on Windows 7 32-bit. When text is highlighted and a color is selected from the mini-toolbar or the ribbon, the text does not change color. If I change the ...
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is there a way to create symbolic link between folders in linux that works in windows also?

I have created a link to folder in unix using ln -s command.. but if I copy the folder structures to windows box the same does not work in windows. is there a way to achieve symbolic/hard links ...
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Looking for batch automation program to reorganize/move/sort files into a new folder/directory structure based on file name content (Windows)

I have music files that already have artist name and title in the file name. However the files are currently not well organised in folders. I don't require audio-fingerprinting. Is there a program ...
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unreadable hard drive partition. is partition table corrupted?

I have a hard drive that had 2 partitions C drive and D drive. My internet stopped responding, so I restarted my computer. However, my computer acted like it no longer recognized my C drive and that ...
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Computer shutting down during boot when starting to load windows [closed]

Lately my PC has been shutting down during boot, most recently it has started doing it randomly during use as well. It will normally power off after the Bios screen when the Windows loading screen ...
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What will happen when I join an existing machine to a domain?

I have a computer that is currently in use. It is a daily used personal computer. I want to create a domain controller and add this machine to the domain. What will be the effect of the machine ...
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Getting Notified that a Virus Definition Update is Available for Microsoft Security Essentials

I have to perform regular offline updates on Microsoft Security Essentials Virus definition files for a computer not hooked up to the internet. I found the following KB article with a link to the ...
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Windows 7 Starter To Windows 7 Home Premium Any Time Upgrade Fails

I have an ASUS Eee PCnetbook laptop with OEM Windows 7 Starter I purchased the any time upgrade key. I followed the instructions... Error Message: The upgrade key you entered is fpr an edition of ...
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How does one regulate audio from different programs in Windows?

When I am chatting with someone in Skype, I want to mute any audio coming out of Chrome. Is this possible on a Windows machine?
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Restoring Operating System & Preloaded Apps on Dell Laptop

I got a virus on my computer and wanted to do a complete re-install on my computer. I got the re-installation disk provided when I first got the computer. I had three partitions OEM, Recovery, and OS, ...