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Virus removal that changes files's extension [duplicate]

One of our Windows 7 machine on our local work-network recently caught on some virus/malware probably. It has changed extensions for most of the users' data files from let's say .docx to .docx.vizsy ...
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“Grant or deny this application permission to use this key” message

I am using AnyConnect software on Windows 7 OS. I got new client certificate to import with dedicated import password. And when I start AnyConnect I get message "Grant or deny this application ...
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“Operating system not found” after HDD replacement on Dell Inspiron M301Z

We have Dell Inspiron M301Z with faulty HDD (resulting in freezes). There's Windows 7 installed, booting perfectly each time. After we replaced the HDD with a new HDD, we cloned the data. And ...
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Usable network speed increases when screen is locked, why?

While diagnosing my slow network, I've noticed that my connection speeds up whenever I lock my screen. The peaks in the linked image correspond exactly to when my screen is locked (using Win+L), and ...
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map ubuntu shared folder in windows 7

I have a virtual machine running ubuntu and I am trying to host some files on ubuntu and map the drive in windows PC. Following the steps here, I am able to see (from windows) the "work" folder after ...
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Win7 smb denied [on hold]

Win7 64 without security Updates, openmediavault samba share, no Logins Works. Power Shell the Most things denken or not an my System Regedit add guest auth in lanmanworkstation Works not ...
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How to get the Handle of a specific explorer window in powershell

I'm following this tutorial here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2015/12/26/weekend-scripter-manage-window-placement-by-using-pinvoke/ They use the code (Get-Process -Name ...
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Windows 7 laptop as a guest Wi-Fi AP [on hold]

I have small LAN+WLAN and I need to provide wireless Internet access for visitors without letting them access anything on my LAN or disclosing my WLAN password, but my router doesn't have such ...
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Setting explorer size in windows using the Custom Set-Window Script in Powershell

I'm trying to use the script given in this answer Setting window size and position in PowerShell 5 and 6 to set the height and size of multiple windows explorer windows. Not the internet explroer.. ...
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My Windows 7 computer WILL NOT display certain Unicode characters

I have a Windows 7 Professional 64-bit computer. When I try to show unicode characters, specifically Cyrillic characters like Ꙅ,Ꙉ,Ꙇ,Ꚃ,Ꙁ,Ꙅ, or Ꙇ. They just show up as the normal box that occurs when ...
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Windows 7 install fails on Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IGM. with BSOD or freeze

A new Lenovo laptop bought this August came with Windows 10. Windows 8.1 worked on it, except when drivers were missing; only Windows 10 is supported. When I try to boot the Windows 7 installation in ...
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System hang while changing date? [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 OS, in which I used to change my date and time when ever I start my system because my CMOS is not working I guess ,but now when I try to change my date and time my system just ...
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SSH Tunnel Public >Linux> Windows

i tried to so something i got an error. i will try my best to explain this : Any Public IP > Router(port 5555 to internal 192.168.1.5 linux) > Linux (ssh -L 5555:localhost:3389 -N -o GatewayPorts=yes ...
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Windows 7 DVD boot - Registry change not saved

I am trying this out in Windows 7 Virtual Machine Windows 7 64 is already installed in VM Boot the PC using Windows 7 DVD Go to Repair Your Computer - Command Prompt - Windows directory on the drive ...
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What is the name of this window related toolbar?

What is the name for this button combo, that allows you to snap a window to a certain monitor, or expand the window across all monitors? I've been trying to figure out the name of it, and how to ...
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Docking laptop without sleep

Is there a setting or a procedure that allows me to dock a laptop and close it's lid (or close and dock) without it going to sleep? No matter what I do, the laptop wants to go to sleep when the lid ...
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What causes this partition discrepancy between GParted and Disk Management?

Here's a screenshot of my partition layout as seen by GParted: There are three primary partitions and an extended partition (it's a MBR disk) that contains two logical disks, some unallocated space ...
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How to use explorer like functions in Recycle Bin itself?

I have a large folder in the Recycle Bin on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. I cannot restore that folder (too big) but I want to be able to explore it; like open it so I can restore only the files I want. ...
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How to show Image on Index.html [closed]

I was reading the link: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24254127/html-image-wont-display and I noticed that all the answers were correct to me but no one meantioned the .htaccess file. My friend ...
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Is it possible to deny write for specific file extension on Windows 10 without 3rd party tools? [closed]

Is it possible to deny writing specific files extensions on Windows 7/10 without resorting to 3rd party utilities ? Something similar to Windows Server "File Screening Management". If not possible, ...
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Window 7 - Favorites folder

I found my deleted favorites in hidden files under App Data, Local, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Tiles. I want to delete the contents and the folder it's in. Will the Tiles folder reappear? If so, ...
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Repairing Corrupted Windows 7 USB/Internet Drivers from Linux Boot

I have a Windows 7 Pro computer for which all drivers (internet, USB, COM) are corrupted or missing. I was able to use a PS2 keyboard to go into to the computer and confirm this. I then tried the ...
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Video playback is cut - GPU RX 560

I built a PC with this configuration: ASRock B450M Pro4 Ryzen 5 2600 RX 560 OC 2 GB Windows 7 When I play video at 720p / 1080p / 4K / 8K, it cuts so terribly. When I play the VLC video on a PC, it ...
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What kind of RAM should i buy for my laptop

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-7000-sy laptop. It's about 5-6 years old now. It has a nvidia geforce 630m 2GB grpahics card. Laptop itself has 6GB ram installed, but with some investication it seems that ...
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Requiring Admin Previleges to Change Proxy Settings

I have installed a Squid server to allow a whitelist-only internet access to my employees. All of them are using Standard User accounts in Windows 7 Professional. I changed the proxy settings in ...
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SMBus driver issue

I've been having an issue with one of the drivers on my Lenovo G475 laptop (Windows 7). I tried installing a windows driver update for the "AMD SMBus" but the installation failed with the error code ...
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Backup & Restore desktop icons on Windows 7

My home computer, laptop and work PC have different desktop sizes. When I remotely connect from home to work or laptop to work via Citrix, Citrix rearranges my desktop icons on my work PC. I would ...
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Is Advanced Boot Options Same as Advanced Startup Options?

Is Advanced Boot Options exactly same as Advanced Startup Options? Or is Advanced Boot Options only available in Windows 7 and it's replaced by Advanced Startup Options later on in Windows 8?
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Excel: Filter for Recent Changes That Need to be Accepted

I want to filter a sheet to show only rows with cells that are marked for review by the Track Changes feature. Does anyone know if/how it's possible?
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Cannot render STL (3D file) in web browser, where it worked before

I have been using this 3D rendering of the ISS for months now for a project. All of the sudden it doesn't work. It looks like it's going to load, the progress bar starts moving but only gets to ...
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Bridging Ethernet Adapters for Active Backup?

I have two ethernet adapters I have bridged. I would like to configure them for active backup in case one of them should fail. How do I do this?
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How to access my 2nd internal harddrive?

I have replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu on my old PC. There is another internal hard drive in my old PC, that contains a lot of data. I cannot access this hard drive, as it is not mounted. This is how ...
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Windows 7 cannot store cookie on non-https sites

I found that my computer cannot remember cookie on non-https sites when I tried to login in a site. I checked the cookies when I submit the form, and as expected the cookies suddenly changed. I ...
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Advice regarding Resource Monitor

My Windows 7 laptop is running very slowly and can take an age to start up. Following advice elsewhere in this forum I have taken a look at Resource Monitor and I see that running programmes are ...
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Difference between benchmark and windows copying in external HDD speed

I just got a new external USB 3.0 HDD (Seagate Expansion 6TB), formatted as NTFS. When writing large files to that HDD via the Windows 7 Professional explorer, I see very slow writing speeds according ...
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How do optimise windows 10 for a low powered pc? [closed]

I have a low-powered all-in-one pc that I like to install windows 10 on as it has windows 7 currently installed. and I was wondering if there any steps that I can do in order to make it run a bit ...
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Time Master FX-9 Lite displays unhandled exception error when printing DTR

I have Time Master Timekeeping System (LITE edition) to keep the attendance of our employees. I formatted my computer and reinstall the application and there's no error when installing. Then I tried ...
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Windows 10 MSG command mystery

I'm an old-timer experienced Windows user from way back. My main computer is a Windows 7 Pro box. We bought a new PC for a new office; it of course has Windows 10 (Home) on it. I was doing some work ...
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View PC graphics output without monitor

I recently inherited an older PC running win7 and I wanted to see if it still works, the issue is I don't have an VGA monitor and VGA is all the computer supports, so at the moment, there is no way ...
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My computer makes the following noise on shutdown

When I shutdown my computer, right before it powers off, it makes the following noise: (careful, somewhat loud) https://vocaroo.com/i/s1QYJ2Hqxs8A What does it mean?
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Can delete a file through windows explorer but not through batch file

When trying to delete a file from a network location via windows (I am on windows 7) batch file using a "del" command with /f and /q flags, I see an "Access is denied." message, and the file is not ...
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How to sign out of google chrome browser and remove google toolbar?

It use to be nice and one can sign out of google chrome account and it will clean up all personalization like remove the toolbar etc but not anymore! It's not easy to signout completely but now you ...
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How to restore files from blocked directory

I replaced my old HDD with SSD and put a new Windows 7 on it. After that I realized that I was missing some important documents, which were in the desktop directory. I tried to use my old HDD as an ...
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search a sentence in a directory with 100 Excel-Files (xlsx)

i have in one directory 100 Excel-Files (*.xlsx) i'm looking for one Sentence "WW-XX" How can i find out in which Excel-File is these "WW-XX"?
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How to convert SSD from MBR to GPT during clean install of Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm trying to convert an SSD from MBR to GPT when installing Windows 7 so I can use UEFI rather than Legacy boot mode. I realize there are a few related questions here but I didn't find them ...
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How to remove drive letter from first primary active boot partition, or how to just delete it and still boot

I created an image backup and restored it to a VHD file. The original drive has three primary partitions. It also has two CDRom drives, shown as the first two volumes. This is how diskpart lists ...
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Use speakers while headset is plugged in

I want to use my laptop's built-in speakers while my headset is plugged in (because I need to use my headset's microphone). My laptop doesn't separate my headset from my laptop speakers when it is ...
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Find Missing Numbers

I have a big list of files with names (videos) I managed to write all file names in a text file. Now I have a text file with a lot of file names (one episode per line) Now I need something that can ...
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How to make a ISO file out of a folder containing Windows 7 setup files

I copied the Windows 7 image from a USB Bootable device to my HDD. I want to convert that folder to an ISO and use that to create a bootable USB. Please tell me how I can make an ISO image out of ...
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What secret super-hidden files (or whatever) are taking up my hard 2TB of my hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a 5TB hard drive (4.54TB in reality). Properties tells me I've used 4.45TB. It includes one system backup of roughly 1.8TB. I decided to move everything (except system files, recycle bin, and ...