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Unable to install windows 7 on Asus X553M

I bought a new ASUS X553M laptop with DOS pre-installed, I am trying to install windows 7 but getting error "The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. STOP : 0x000000A5" Please help.
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How do you freeze a projector? [closed]

I have a new projector and I can't freeze it with the remote. Is there a way to freeze it with an adapter or something else? Extending the view does not work because I am using a VGA splitter that ...
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Why do I have two desktop.ini files on my windows 8 desktop?

When I try to delete one of these two shortcuts, a message appears saying, "If you remove this file, Windows or another program may no longer work correctly."! I don't think that it is possible to ...
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Install an application on Guest OS in Virtual Box

I'm very new to Visualization. In my workstation I don't have admin rights. I just wanted to install SQL Server 2008R2. Fortunately I have Virtual Box installed. So I installed Windows Server 2008 as ...
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Google chrome crashes after update on windows 7

Yesterday, I updated google chrome to the latest version visiting chrome://chrome/ on my windows 7. After that, the program started to crash as soon as I opened it. I tried to reinstall it manually ...
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How to rename a user in Windows 7

I want to rename a user in Windows 7. If there's a utility that does this (rather than follow a long list of instructions), then better
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Tool for change file date and time to work with windows

I have downloaded a tool called MultiTime on http://marsoft81.altervista.org/ and it's working very well, but I have a question. How do I enable unicode support to see Chinese character on the files ...
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How to reset Windows 8 theme settings, using safe mode, not being able to access normal mode?

After changing Windows 8 theme settings, I am unable to login into my account. When I try to login into my account, I get farted out back to the login screen. What I am supposed to do to fix this ...
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Default administrative share for external drive encrypted with BitLocker not created on startup

I have an external Hard Drive( F:\ ). I have this drive encrypted with Bitlocker 2 Go, and i turned automatic unlock on, on my laptop. I would like to access this drive, from my Virtual Machine, as ...
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External hard drive not showing up, but both USB and drive are fine. Solved, but unclear what the issue was

To elaborate, my external hard drive suddenly stopped working after working fine for a very long time, I only noticed when I tried to play music from it and it was no longer showing as a drive on my ...
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Unable to install Windows product key - error 0x80041015

I decided to install a proper product key for my Windows 8.1. I tried the PC Settings applet, but it refused to accept my key. I tried using slmgr /ipk ...., but got error WBEM_E_TRANSPORT_FAILURE ...
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How to obtain the “eject” / “remove safely” for USB on Windows 8?

I've got a very serious problem which I've seen many other users have too: there's simply no way anymore to "eject" / "safely eject" an USB drive from Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. By googling I realized ...
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Using the Windows Store with an Active Directory account

Is there a way to still use apps in the app store without having to switch from an AD account to a Windows Live account? I find it very annoying that I have to switch from my current account to a ...
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Sparse file performance on Windows with an SSD

Does anyone have any data or experience with sparse file performance on SSDs under Windows, with the NTFS filesystem? It seems like performance should be excellent since seek time is effectively ...
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How to edit files on a Windows FTP folder?

I own several FTP sites and I always used FileZilla to copy/edit files on them. Now I'm trying to take advantages(?) from "FTP folders" on Windows 8.1. My intent is to transfer and edit my remote ...
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windows installer in different locations depending on os version

I've got to create an installer, that installs addon files into an existing programs application folder. Depending on the OS (winxp, win7, 32, 64), it could be in a variety of locations. e.g. ...
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How can I recover windows 8.1 boot without using my laptop's windows?

I have a laptop with windows 8.1. I installed Arch Linux, and through the process, I stupidly formatted /dev/sda1 which is the boot partition. And now I can't boot into windows. I didn't touch the ...
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ERROR: Invalid syntax. Default option is not allowed more than '2' time(s). Type “SETX /?” for usage

I am trying to set my environment variable for my system using setx PATH="%PATH%;c:\PROGRA~2\Vim\vim74;" command in cmd. I get ERROR: Invalid syntax. Default option is not allowed more than '2' ...
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How to use `%` in a batch file

I want to associate a extension to a program by a batch file. This command works fine when I write it interactively. ftype wavfile="%ProgramFiles(x86)%\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" "%1" But when I write ...
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Auto logon undesirable and need to remove it

via microsoft software and without realizing what I was doing, I established an auto logon for access to facebook and comcast email. How do I remove it now?
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Can you add a proxy exception with an exception?

Is there a way to add an proxy exception with somewhat of a case match so to speak? so say I want to allow all https, I would use: https://* but I dont want it to apply to https://testsite.com ...
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Default administrative share for external drive encrypted with BitLocker not created on startup

I have an external Hard Drive( F:\ ). I have this drive encrypted with Bitlocker 2 Go, and i turned automatic unlock on, on my laptop. I would like to access this drive, from my Virtual Machine, as ...
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Command Prompt Alternative that can use Telnet

I like console2 and Powercmd with all their extra features(tabs, font/color), but neither can use telnet, they seem to have their own commands. Is there a way to import the command list from command ...
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How to secure a compromised virtual machine

I would like to run Windows in a virtual machine on my linux box. However, there is some concern from others on the same physical network that if the Windows box is compromised then they will ...
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Cannot enable Notification Area in Windows 7

In 64-bit Windows 7, I cannot enable the notification area in the taskbar at all. Every time I try to customize the notification and system icon settings, it says "Some settings are managed by your ...
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Unable to start Windows Phone Emulator on Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate

I'm trying to start a Multi Device Hybrid App on Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate. When I try to launch the Windows Phone emulator, I get this error: Error 2 exit from command ...
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Why does Shut down error in Windows 8.1 occur?

I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit.Sometimes when I go to shut down the PC,it takes very long time and doesn't shut down properly.Only screen goes off and cpu is still running.After a long time cpu ...
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Can't connect to streaming audio on new Windows 8.1 - PC

Windows Media Player won't work no matter how configured. Have reset protocols, even downloaded a different player (Realplayer) but it will not open. Tried allowing a program through Windows ...
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Automate new computer set up?

I set up new computers for customers with Windows 7, Office 2013, other programs, update everything, etc. The process is long and tedious. Is there any way to automate all of this into as little ...
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How to troubleshoot Windows 8 system update failure?

I have seen various system auto update failures such as below. But I got no idea how to troubleshoot it. The Get help with this error button is totally useless. Anyone could shed some light? ADD ...
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MSI won't install packages error 1320

So I have an issue with installing programs keeps telling me the file name would be too long however I navigated to said folder and discovoered this in the address bar kkpo ;ooooooooooo i9o o o o o o ...
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Changing Windows Boot Manager config from a Linux environment?

My problem stems from an attempt to set up Windows 8.1 and Arch-Linux dual boot from a single disk. After creating a partition for Linux and going through the installation using an arch iso image ...
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How to disable the screensaver password for all users via command line?

I have a pool of ~40 terminals running Windows Embedded POSReady (basically, a modified Windows XP). My problem is that these computers requires a password after exiting the screensaver. The ...
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Turning off windows firewall

I did the most idiotic thing I can think off: created a firewall rule for a windows azure VPS to block all incoming traffic, on all ports. Now I can't access the VPS, obviously. Any idea how to ...
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User/Group name validation in Group Security Policy

Why does GPO editor doesn't check validity of given username/groupname in 'Add User or Group' dialog box. It doesn't check if valid name was given when you apply in actual policy dialog box (For ...
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wmic inside a bat script

I've been searching for a long time for a solution for this, but no success. I have to say I am not very familiar with BAT scripting. Anyway, I am trying to check if a process is running and if so, ...
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How to create unified, virtualized, triple boot system (Windows, Mac, Linux)

I have a new desktop and I don't want to compromise by not using Linux, Mac OS X and Windows--often simultaneously. My ideal experience would be to be able to virtualize two OS's in the other OS and ...
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Google Chrome tabs freeze and turn white when I try drag them in to a separate window

Google Chrome tabs freeze and turn white when I try drag them in to a separate window. I have to press control alt delete to unfreeze chrome. I have tried re installing, it still breaks. I have ...
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Do (USB) drives need a master boot record to boot in UEFI mode?

I was reading this tutorial and this (Option Two from there) and as far as I understand, making a Windows USB drive bootable from UEFI requires: rewriting the partition table and formatting as FAT32 ...
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Apply a proxy to only specific program(s)?

Is there good free software out there that will let me "proxify" specific applications only? Right now I only need to apply a proxy to one application. Better yet would be if it could just route me ...
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sharing screen by the teacher for the students in the classroom

I have a Macbook with OSX Lion installed and I'm teaching a class of 10 students. All of them have windows laptops. I want to share my screen with them in the class instead of using a projector. ...
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Can I assign multiple passwords to one Windows User Account?

I have a normal password that I use. However, I also have an RFID scanner that i integrated into my computer. I was wondering if I could add another password to a user account, so if I HAVE the ...
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Avoid UEFI Bios Hell?

It seems so many people are having problems with UEFI these days, i'd be tempted to find hardware that doesn't come with it. Installing Linux alongside Windows is once again a real mess. Maybe the ...
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wmic OS list Full seems broken

I try that command on my Windows 7 x64 with updates. wmic os list FULL It fails with error. Node - [pc name] ERROR: Description = Invalid query
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change date format on Win 8.1 lock screen

Is it possilble to change the date format on the Win8.1 lock screen from dayofweek, month day to dayofweek, day month?
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How do I toggle “Highlight newly Installed Programs” on Windows 10 Preview?

I'm trying Windows 10 Preview...I'm trying to find the "Highlight newly Installed Programs" setting. But I can't find it. Windows 7: Windows 10:
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Why Isn't my Version of Windows 7 OS Compatible With the Same Version of the Installation CD?

A few days ago, my computer was spontaneously unplugged (instant power out). Since then it won't boot. It says something to the nature of "no bootable media found insert proper boot device." Just to ...
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Are there rules to Windows 7 Environment variable names?

On my Windows 7 computer, I created some custom user environment variables (right-click computer > properties > "Advanced system settings" > "Environment Variables..." > "New..." for "User variables ...
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How to disable drivers on offline Windows 8.x? [duplicate]

I have the same scenario that this user so excellently delineated on his "black screen of death" experience. Ultimately the crux of the issue seems as though there is no way to bring up safemode or ...
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Windows Server 2008 network trouble

Yesterday I was installing a new IP on my windows server 2008 and suddenly it just crashed. My server provider put the server in rescue mode with WinPE OS and the only thing I have access to is the ...