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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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How do I connect to a RabbitMQ server installed on Mac from within Windows 7 VM image?

1) I have a Mac and I installed RabbitMQ Server on it. I can access the RabbitMQ Management webpage using a url like this: http://localhost:15672 2) I have a Windows 7 32-bit installation in VMWare ...
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Open the start menu using Powershell

Am currently working on a business process automation software and literally user actions are simulated by robots. I need to pass some information to the start menu of my windows 7 and i was wondering ...
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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 ...
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Windows-7 Acer Aspire 5738 laptop simply turns off

My laptop simply switches off on its own...and I mean switch off without warning or anything...as if someone cut the power supply so the computer did not show any warning etc. And this happens only ...
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issue launching atom via git bash shell

I am trying to launch atom from the git bash command line. Sometimes atom has some sort of an auto-update feature where it upgrades itself. And when that happens, you may notice something on the ...
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Windows 7 upgrade to to Windows 10 Pro, version 1511, 10586 constantly fails asking for reboot [duplicate]

My Windows 7 Pro (x64) machine has tried to do the auto upgrade to Windows 10 Pro (v 1511, 10586) but has failed. Note that this is different to the upgrade request triggered by the original Windows ...
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Windows 7 Password Encryption

I'm making a program with Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 in c# and it has a login, but I want the password to be safe and encrypted like the sam file for windows 7. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Windows Media Player 12 resetting all archive bits in music library to +a

Whenever I open WMP, it turns on the archive bit on every single file in my music library, including non-music files. This is annoying, as I have a batch file that runs and copies all changed files to ...
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Only two computers can connect to the server in all the building

Hello I have an strange problem. I have to cable connections, both with an openwrt router. One is for a server, the another is for the office. In the basement of the office there is a XP computer, in ...
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igdumdx32.dll APPCRASH

I have a problem with GTA San Andreas. It crashes after loading and this APPCRASH box pop-ups: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: gta_sa.exe Application Version: ...
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watchdog proxy application for monitoring buggy program [on hold]

Does anybody know some kind of watchdog tool that can be mostly transparently used to call a buggy tool and that monitors and restarts the tool if required, but also redirects the command line and ...
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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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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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Add backslash if a string doesn't have it

I'm developing a command line Batch file on Windows 7. I'm trying to add \ to a dir if it hasn't. This is only a test: @echo off set solutionDir=%CD%\ echo %solutionDir% if [%solutionDir:~-1%] ...
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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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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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Windows 7, multiseat, gamepad by user

I set up multiseat on my PC with windows 7. Software used was Aster v7. I want to set up two gamepads, one for each seat for playing two instances of Dark Souls III. My version of Aster cant set ...
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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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Windows 7 black screen before logon prompt

I just clean-installed Windows 7, and all drivers and updates. I've installed only Google Chrome, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Autodesk 3Ds Max, Microsoft Office, Sony Vegas, and Microsoft Security ...
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Recovering from a drive that required formatting?

I'm at my wits end here, it's just been one problem after another and I'm well and truly lost now. Let me explain the situation. So my laptop's hard drive turned out to be some cheap thing and ...
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Moving (non-C:) Program Files from soon-to-be-nuked partition to another

Problem I have near-critically low levels of free space on the Windows' partition. I have a bigger partition right next to it, and a new disk with enough space to move it. Bigger partition has a lot ...
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how to share my computer using ftp,i need to access it from anywhere assuming static ip?

I need to access my PC using ftp , how to do that? there is FILE Z but i can't configure it right any ideas , not necessarily FILE Z I tried shiftedit but i have no clue what is that windows7 basic ...
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How is the forced Windows 10 upgrade installed when the planned installation day is reached?

A friend has a Windows 7 computer and at every boot the Windows 10 upgrade tool asked to install Windows 10. My friend doesn't want Windows 10 at all and hence she dismissed this popup. The upgrade ...
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What is the name of the tool that allows one to manipulate environment variables?

For some bizarre reason our corporation has disabled access to modify our own environment variables, they've actually set every single modifiable group policy to disallow us from doing anything, ...
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Is there a way to hide a User Account, not only from the Logon but also specifically from the Computer Management Window?

I succeeded in being able to disable and therefore hide the account i created. I already know the Regedit method and the Command Prompt method for disabling. (for security reasons, I am on a house ...
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Virtualbox 5.0.20 - Linux Guest E_FAIL exception

I just upgraded my Virtualbox from 4x to 5.0.20 r106931 and my Linux guests won't start up in normal mode on Windows 7 64-bit host. It crashes with the following exception - Failed to open a session ...
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Restore “Back up your file encryption certificate and key” window (prompt) in Windows 7

How can I make this prompt to appear every time a new encryption certificate is created since last time I pressed "Never Backup"?
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Certain console apps “automagically” open a new console

Without installing anything new, certain console apps (eg xxcopy, diskpart) began to open a new console instead of displaying the output in the current console as usual: If I run CMD, a new console ...
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Is there a way to remove the desktop option during an Alt-Tab [duplicate]

When pressing Alt+Tab in Windows 7 to cycle through windows, it shows an option for Desktop. I don't like this because it hides all the windows and then I have to physically click each one to show it ...
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VirtualBox Vboxmanager not seeing VMs

I need to enable symlinks in my virtualbox shared file called sf_VMShare following this tutorial. When I run the command: VBoxManage setextradata YOURVMNAME ...
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Windows 7: Where can I change the default permissions and security of files created by Google Drive?

I have a home server I only use to store family pictures, documents,pass really big files between my computers and stuff from University. It's a Windows 7 machine. I already changed the main folder's ...
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Strange socket behaviour (one computer - my laptop - will accept a connection to my server, another - my PC - won't)

I wrote 2 programs in Python 2.7. One creates a host socket while the other one creates a client socket. Then they try to connect. I had my host program on my PC and put my client program on my phone ...
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Unable to connect to WiFi via Win7 Desktop's internal or external USB Wireless NIC (can ping; no browser access); can use Android USB tethering

I have had this issue since I moved into my new sublease a few months ago. Effectively, I am unable to connect to my apartment's Comcast WiFi using my Windows 7 desktop's built in wireless card. I can ...
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Is switching user accounts like in Windows 7 possible on Ubuntu?

I'm moving to Ubuntu after a long time of using Windows. I've used Windows XP and 7 with other people at home so we change user accounts a lot and have them run at the same time. I'm wondering if ...
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How do I install driver video updates? [on hold]

How do I install driver video updates? I am trying to install minecraft for my son but it is telling me the video drivers need to be updated. There are no updates for this that I can tell. ...
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How to make Windows Boot Manager default bootloader

I had Windows 7 OS already on my computer, and then I installed Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, so now I have dual operating systems, but also now my default bootloader is this GRUB (purple crap) screen, is ...
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Some program icons are gone, Windows 7

Pretty self explanatory, I moved some programs from Program Files (x86) from disk C to disk D, because I needed space on my C disk. However, now, some of the application shortcut logos on the desktop ...