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Hi, are you having fun yet?

I am new to windows 7 (even after years with it) and was planning on control of it, and then I met up with it, and it said no, bent me over and kicked me out of my own computer. (various swearing at OS system maker ensued) I need assistance to beat the system back into user control and restricted operation.

Never believe that I have any idea what is going on, I am stumbling over this junk everyday, and it all amases, confuses and befuddles me. I can only Try.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. ~E.F. Schumacher


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comment Fonts appear different when migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7?
I deleted all the ones that were not protected, certannly did not replace the system like ones, as the new font method is entirely different with layers of fonts inc languages in each file item. Tossed in my own collection which is simple single layer english only, and did not see any variations in rendering my original collection. Please explain what your seeing, show a picture if you have one. (valid pictures can be edited in by users with more rep)
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comment How do I adjust my printable margin and I distribute equally over the printed paper?
What is the printer model? What is the paper type (A4 letter etc) that your using when getting this issue? Even if it may occur in many programs, name one program that is most important to you that it land correctally (so page setup , margin adjustments can be addressed as workaround)? The fit to page , or scaling to fit info you put in the comments is very valulable information to the question . Provide more details wherever possible.
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comment Skype automatically adjusts my microphone volume Windows 7
What is the audio chip or audio card used? did you check disabling (turn off temporarily) all features and enhancments not just in the windows audio items, but in the software provided for the audio device?
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comment Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute
There is not any clues to indicate one over the other yet. I would try PSU. The MB is a nice one for a mini style. Intel CPUs dont fail very often, but connections to them can, so you could see if pins are bent, then pack that back in (properly with the thermal goop) , ram you could limit to 1 chunk in the 1st slot (or the slot the manuel says to use first) Every time make sure before pluggin you recheck all your wiring, like the 4 pin. Leave the case connections removed, turn it on by connecting the motherboard 2 power pins.
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comment What is causing constant restart, but stops after removing graphics card?
I assume you already tested the video card in a different slot, even if that means it is a slot only supporting 8x, and always checked and rechecked the seating, and power for it.
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comment What is causing constant restart, but stops after removing graphics card?
The only reason to First suspect the processor, is because water cooling clamping can be critical, depending of course on the mount system being perfect or just so so, if it works without the GPU, then it can only be the connections to the pci lanes, seems unlikely altogether. . If it was during a change to a gpu requiring more power, one might be more inclined to suspect the power. So far you provided no indication that it would be a software issue, (see above, if you got that going try not messing it up adding to the possibilities). if you could test the video card in something else.
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comment Skype automatically adjusts my microphone volume Windows 7
no it would not, if the volume slider itself is moving, that really indicates some software in there going for it. so toss those comments. please add these important thing to your question.
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comment What is causing constant restart, but stops after removing graphics card?
Is the gpu original to the computer design, or added upgraded? why was it changed? was the psu one of those "comes with the case" kind, or branded stuff matching better the rest/cost of the whole :-)
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comment What is causing constant restart, but stops after removing graphics card?
In the ten seconds that the computer operated for, did it get into the start of loading an operating system, or was it still before that? if you get into the UEFI does it maintain then? Is your OS set to auto restart on a crash, because that can be very unhelpfull to you when trying to figure out what is going on? Next time it is operational, can you do an integrity test of the files of the operating system? Did you ever make a backup of the fully operational operating system prior to the event?
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comment Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute
The 3rd section , things seem to get worse, a 20pin psu would not be a great choice, if it is a 24pin board, unless you re-wired it, and pulling an old PSU out when you already had some other issues, is just getting you more frustrated with your situation. (which can be frustrating). There are times when more persistance, patience, more sleep :-) might have come in handy.
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comment Computer does not boot, even POST does not execute
in the first section, nothing was wrong to begin with, switching the AHCI without changing the drivers in the OS directally causes a crash in almost every situation. Once you started pulling it apart, you could have a cold start situation where indeed a newer different better psu might help, and the MB capacitors might be a little weak, but eventually you should be able to start it up. There are 2 styles of repeating posts, when your psu is acting up, and when the MB itself is testing ram , the ram fails and the MB (may or may not) get the ram adjusted to post
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comment Do I need to upgrade my Intel SATA AHCI controller drivers?
Simple, back-up your system with some sort of cloning style software (image clone), make Either of the changes one at a time. Update the drivers only after having a system backup, and if system restore does not fix it, you have a full retract back to where it was fully operational. Install the drive , and restore the clone of the system back to that drive, leaving open the ability to put the old one back in, if needed. Again changing the driver either before or after, but not combining 2 changes at once, and having a backup first before doing anything, another backup before changing again..
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comment Dell windows 7 computer
Adding to the more info needed, in win7 there are various visual representations of the audio levels seen (when there is a good strong audio playing) in the windows mixer, and the windows sound pannel speakers section. It would provide a good clue if you know if the "software" is attempting to output sounds. if these meter levels are moving
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comment Is windows 8 better than windows 7?
Questions of this type call for an opinion, start endless discussion based on different opinions, may not be fact based, could depend some on your equiptment, needs, desires, likes and dislikes So your question is not likely to survive the day. please see the superuser.com/help/dont-ask help for this site, and possibly ask singular questions that could be answered about the 2, and could have fact based answers
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comment Connecting IDE 3.5" to laptop SATA
the "more expencive" method linked by whs , is probably better than the "less expencive" methods I have tried to use with crappy PATA to SATA converter boards that were miserable failures, unfit to even be sold. soo make sure you see some reviews. after what i went though i would rather (and did) sell the patas to someone who could use them in something designed for them. Because they are not available new (much), good used ones could get you 1/2 way to a proper laptop sata one, and on your way.
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comment Obtain an alert when a Windows Task Scheduler Task has completed
Bit beyond me, but it is possible to re-use the task scheduler itself, to do the actual e-mail send or requester message. Use the event system to leave worked or didnt work "error" codes in an event. then another schedule that triggers off the event to send the e-mail. I suppose that might be easier for some to get the e-mail aspect of it scripted/programmed.
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revised Will this old Pentium Dual Core 2Ghz desktop run Windows 8.1?
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comment Almost Immediate Corruption of Files and Directories from Windows
One more, "added connections" if you have racks, mounts, carts, or any method where there is cabing and added connections to the SATA you must test that with the most direct path between the controller and the drive. So if you have quickee slide in connections on the case, you have to try it without that, direct with single cable, single connect point
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comment Almost Immediate Corruption of Files and Directories from Windows
Only thing i can figure then would be a ram issue, which does not make sence because the corruption when ram is fault is caused mostly when the data is transferred ram being used as the buffer. Or cabling, where your at SATAIII speeds with cables that are just a tiny bit off from capable, because a tiny bit worse, and you wouldnt get transfers. Then really nasty power. So if you can Memtest86 (nothing else) for hours on end, then you can discount the ram. Try a different cable, discount the cables. Voltage test the 5v and 12V at the plug, discount that, and that leaves software .
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revised Change Powershell Execution Policy silently from Batch script
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