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Tampering with the registry… deleting Security.evtx log file

I have been playing around with a corporate system I have admin rights to, such as installing software and such, thus I'd like to remove traces (keys/values) on the registry. A couple issues come to ...
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Text scaling issue with multiple monitors

I have recently acquired Dell u2515h (2560x1440), and decided to setup a dual monitor environment with my current LG W2453TQ (1920x1080). My plan was to use the dell monitor in portrait mode, but i ...
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Ghost files on NTFS Windows 7

AllDup keeps finding files that don't exist in Windows Explorer: The file in Ivor/Ivor does exist, but the file in Ivor/ does not, for example: C:\Program Files ...
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Java update error on Windows 7

I currently have Java 8 Update 71 on Windows 7 Professional SP1 (x64). Every time I try to update to the latest version, I get the folllowing error: This is not the first time I have this error. I ...
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Editing the Windows 7 registry without leaving a trace

Is there a way, at least locally, to edit the registry without leaving a history? I say "locally" because I'm not sure how this would also play out in a large company network. Are registry snapshots ...
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When did System Restore stop affecting Windows Updates?

Recently, I allowed Windows Update to install what it said were important updates. Immediately after the update, programs that were working fine just before the update were no longer working, ...
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HP Pavilion Windows 7 [on hold]

Can I install Windows xp besides an existing Windows 7 install?? I have 2.5 gigabytes of space left. I don't want to destroy all info on Windows 7. How can I do this safely?
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Losing internet connection over wifi, “standard gateway not available” on Win 7

For a few weeks now, I'm losing access to the internet on my laptop every couple of minutes. The wifi itself is stable, just the yellow warning triangle appears and I cannot reach any websites etc. ...
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Error installing windows features

So, I want to install IIS and some other features on my Win 7 machine. Starting out like this: When I check IIS, .net 3.5 etc and try to turn them on I get an error like this: The IIS is installed ...
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Windows 7. enable write caching setting is reset

Enabling write caching policy on external hard drive causes serious troubles for me. More details here. But after disabling this setting it always gets reset after getting back from sleep mode. Though ...
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Reset BIOS Password for Laptop

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and i recently updated the BIOS through Windows 7. I did this in an attempt to reset the BIOS password as I no longer remember it. The problem is that it no longer ...
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No AMD graphics driver installed or not functioning properly

Trying to get my AMD Radeon R5 240 card working this morning but couldn't. I installed the necessary (and latest) drives via AMD Auto Detect Utility from their official website. Now whenever I try to ...
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Windows Firewall will not start up

The only backstory I have is that, prior to me noticing that firewall had stopped working, I moved a ton of things (namely Program Files & x86 and ProgramData) from my C drive to my D drive. I ...
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Bittorent and utorrent closes every time I switch it on

This problem has been occurring since the past few months,every time I try opening Bittorrent, it just opens for a few seconds and shuts off, I just have four downloads going on, they aren't active ...
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Odd line of pixels under my mouse, only appears on one screen?

I do not have much back story or explanation for this. I have about a 20px wide line of pixels under my mouse, and it only appears on one of my monitors. Any idea what is causing this?
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Screen showing: “Bad links in lost chain at cluster…”

I was working on my computer when it froze. After about a half hour, I decided to restart my computer by holding down the power button. When I turned it back on, it decided to fix bad links. For the ...
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Windows 7 in Boot Camp can't read other FAT32 partitions

On my Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, I have OSX 10.6.8 installed, Windows 7 (through Boot Camp), and 2 FAT32 partitions. The extra two partitions are not visible to Windows 7, but they are visible on the OSX ...
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Cannot disable touchpad and cannot use headphones in Windows 7

Until recently I used only Windows 7 on my computer and now I am using Ubuntu in a Dual mode with Win7. Ever since I set up Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my computer, I have noticed the following problems in ...
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Folder Permissions Not Working

I have been unable to successfully get the folder permissions to work properly in Windows 7. I am the administrator, and I have 4 accounts on my computer. I am trying to deny one of the accounts ...
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Standard USB Mouse on Windows 7

I'm wondering if a simple Microsoft-type, 3 button (mouse-wheel included) mouse can be detected when plugged and unplugged from the host machine (I'm thinking from the device manager)? The mouse ...
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How can I fix my internet connection when “ my computer appears to be correctly configured”

I am new to this website, I don't know if my question is an off topic question, or even if this is the suitable place to ask. Please tell me if I am in the wrong place. Since some days I ma facing ...
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How Do I stop VLC from automatically playing a previous vid, when another has ended? - not a playlist

I'm running Win 7 64bit. I'm using VLC 2.2.1 If I finish watching a vid in VLC, it will automatically play the last vid I played. These are not vids that I've put in any kind of playlist. I could ...
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How to allocate the all my Ram memory usage to my system?

My laptop has 8 GiB RAM, but in system properties it is showing 2.45 GB usable. I am using windows 7 32 bits. How I allocate all my memory to the system.some applications are not working ...
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Which files and folders are compressed when using compact.exe /CompactOS

I am thinking of using NTFS compression (LZNT1) on my SSD using Windows 7, but I was a little unsure as to which folders would be a good candidate. I was aware that Windows 10 has introduced new ...
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Windows 7 - Find all files that are alone in a folder

I need to find a way to select all files that are alone in their folders, so I can cut and paste them someplace else. All respective folders are inside one main root folder. Is there a command prompt, ...
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Using windows PC as remote server [duplicate]

I have a old windows desktop computer running windows 7 . I want to use it as a remote server for my applications. There are two things I want from it: Power on itself and start windows when power ...
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Computer just shows “welcome” when turning on [on hold]

My computer is old, manufactured in 2002 by Samsung. When I turn on the computer, Korean text appears. I can't understand it. Then, when I press F1, I'm stuck seeing "Welcome" screen from ...
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External hard drive is not seen in computer but it can be seen in devices computer management [duplicate]

I have 1TB WD My Passport portable hard disk. I was using it with both Windows 7 and Linux. However something is wrong with it. Both OS do not recognize it and I can see my external disk is ...
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True Crypt Alternative For Encrypting Drives

I have Windows 7 Pro and as such, bitlocker won't work for me. I have some sensitive information which I have locked with an AES-256 key in a 7zip folder, but I would like to encrypt my entire drive ...
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Dell DOS BIOS update “This program cannot be run in DOS mode”

I am currently attempting to update the BIOS of a Dell Inspiron 1564, I can't do it via Windows because the battery isn't recognized and thus won't allow me to update. I've tried booting in MS-DOS ...
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Folders not visible to Powershell in ConEmu on Windows 7

I've started experiencing a weird problem recently where some folders are not visible to Powershell within ConEmu on my Windows 7 machine. I have not been able to determine what it is about those ...
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Is encrypting via Windows sufficient to the average user's needs? [on hold]

Let's say I have a folder wherein I keep my working data. I'm on a standard Windows 7 computer without any spyware detectable by MalwareBytes, Spybot S&D, OTC, or Hijackthis. I'm doing safe ...
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VMware Mouse Not Move Smooth when playing Games

i was intending to playing a computer game, but after entering it, the mouse moves not smoothly. Before entering the game, the mouse is fine. I don't think the problem is of the game, since it's not ...
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All .rar .jpg .png files in windows 7 are changed to an icon with a folder and little thumbnails

All .rar .jpg .png files are changed to an icon with a folder and little thumbnails and I can't get them back to the normal icon please help I am running Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit . i can still ...
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Outlook 2010 Inbox window does not open

I know this question has been asked before but none of the solutions offered fixed my user's situation. current environment Windows 7 Enterprise x64 Outlook 2010 x64 client Microsoft Exchange ...
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How to block the Internet access on Windows 7 [on hold]

I want to limit Internet access to certain websites in my company. Also, I'd like a HTML error message to be displayed when someone tries to access the blocked websites. How can I achieve this goal?
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VirtualBox Win7 Windows Update unusably slow

Problem: 190 Important windows updates take ~10hours to install, then fail, then take ~10 hours to roll back. Tried 3x. Now I'm doing 10 updates at a time, about 2.5hours each set. Environment: Win7 ...
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Installing Windows 10 alongside Windows 7

Is it possible to use free offer and install Windows 10 Home alongside Windows 7 Home Premium on another partition in dual boot mode ? I would like to try new version of OS but I am not sure if this ...
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Decrease time of skype notification visibility

When new message from my contact appears in Skype it shows orange circle with number of events over its icon and inside contact toolbar: The problem is that If I want this notification be ...
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How to setup the laptop behavior when opening the LID

I'm using Windows 7 When i set my laptop to sleep or hibernate. But when i open the lid the laptop start automatically : this cause a problem for me because when i package the laptop in my hand bag , ...
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Lost bit locker password

I have an external hard driv toshiba (keyID:5CD1BF91-48DF-8446-EB46825CAB2)which I have lost the bit locker recovery key but I still remember the password I can not access this external hard drive ...
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Not HDMI output to a smart TV on Laptop HP Pavilion dv7

I have a Laptop - HP pavilion dv7 complete model (dv7 - 6c95dx) with Windows 7. I formatted the laptop repeatedly. I'm sure the problem is not in either the HDMI cable or the smart TV, because I have ...
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Apache 2.4.9 Server Download Interrupted

I have a small server using Apache 2.4.9. You can connect fine. But for some reason. Downloading big files seem to be an issue. Whenever you download a big file, It says Download Interrupted. ...
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How to view “.snag” files?

Is there any possible way to have ".snag" file (images created by the program "SnagIt" from the company "TechSmith") appear as viewable PC file images, particularly in Windows 7?
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Can I force https requests to use http

I have a situation where my employer uses a cert to spy on everyone's https traffic. They set it up poorly with a self signed certificate so unless the application allows me to ignore the cert I just ...
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Grant all NTFS permissions to a security group

I need to make a security group that will grant NTFS permissions on local computers. How can I make a security group that will give Full Control to local folders (e.g. C:\Program Files\Common Files\ ...
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Changing between two languages in keyboard

I have two languages installed in my PC. When I press Alt+Shift (whether the Right Alt+Shift or the Left Alt+Shift) I can write in one language, by pressing Alt+Shift again (any Alt+Shift) I can ...
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Handling outlook data files .pst when moving to another PC

I am having a little trouble handling a .pst outlook data file and it's supposed location in Outlook 2010. Let me explain a bit. My objective was to move and use a pst outlook file from an old ...
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Can't print from Windows 10,7 to Ubuntu cups HP Printer for the first 30 minutes, but can print from linux

I have an HP Deskjet 1510 printer (the actual shop advertised it as a 1515 model, the windows driver provided was for a 1510 though). I am sharing the printer through samba and cups to the network. ...
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How to know if someone else is logged to a remote shared PC?

In the company I work for, there are some shared PCs where people can log to remotely. It's boring to ask first who is logged in before login to it yourself, just not to disrupt others work. With ...