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Some Unicode glyphs are missing in my Windows 7 system

As the title says, some specific glyphs within certain Unicode blocks are missing in my Windows 7 system. I checked using the Character Map Windows application and they aren't showing up. For instance ...
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How to delete the built-in game Chess Titans on Windows 7

If I delete the files from the directory C:/Program Files/Microsoft Games/Chess, they are appeared again over a time. I don't know how, maybe via the Internet So how to delete the game Chess Titans so ...
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how can I install windows movie maker on windows 7?

how can I install windows movie maker on windows 7? I don't see an option for it
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Lost admin access after disk clone although can still log in but just cannot access anything that needs admin rights

I have a very strange and annoying problem. My 128GB SSD drive which was the boot drive with Windows 7 pro installed was full so I got a 1TB SSD and cloned the old drive to the new one using minitool ...
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Use Rufus to create an image of a partition + restore this partition to disk on Windows

Can we use Rufus to save a local disk partition into an .img image file? Basically the Windows equivalent of: dd if=/dev/sda4 of=output.img Also can we use Rufus to write an image, not to a whole USB ...
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Windows keeps issuing a "computer needs repair at boot"

First of all, the PC boots up and I can access Ubuntu. But there is smth very strange. When I boot I receive a windows alert saying: Your PC needs repair and an error like 0x00000000F or so. It gives ...
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"You have been logged on with the default profile for the system" error

We are still using Windows 7. System files and programs are in C: partition. User profiles are stored in D: partition. There was no space on C: so user accidentally formatted D: and extended volume C: ...
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The "Send to" menu does not appear on context menu when I right-click on a drive?

I am using Windows 7. When I open my computer and right-click on the icon of one of the drives, the send to menu does not appear. I want to send a drive to programs in the send to menu. What is the ...
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No connections are available on HP laptop after downgrade to Windows 7

There's a HP laptop that was downgraded to Windows 7 from Windows 10. I decided to do that because Windows 10 didn't work properly on such obsolete hardware. The system is much more responding after ...
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Where are Windows 7 Firewall custom rules stored?

First of all, I know about the existing answers to the question. They mentioned three places in the system registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\WindowsFirewall ...\SYSTEM\...
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How to disable CHKDSK permanently, windows 10/11

I want to completely and permanently disable CHKDSK on windows 10 and 11, reason is a long story but as a summary: I work with complex custom builds having multiple SOs(mostly Linux) and 2 NTFSs ...
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VMware tools not installing on Windows 7 ultimate. VMware workstation pro

So, I made a windows 7 virtual machine and VMware tools will not install. It just fails to install loads of stuff. I use custom and unselect the stuff that fails to install. It just rolls back. I'm ...
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Defining cipher suite has no effect

I have a windows 7 machine on which I made the necessary steps to enable the use TLS1.2 in order to be able to connect to azure and nuget mainly. here is some of the ressources I used: https://...
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How to troubleshoot Windows computer that occasionally loses Wi-Fi (WiFi) network connectivity for ~60 seconds

A friend reached out for me to help with their Windows 7 computer that is occasionally losing Wi-Fi (WiFi) network connectivity. Each time it loses Wi-Fi connectivity (reportedly about once per day), ...
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Is there any way to edit 'refresh' entry from desktop context menu?

I have searched through all context menu entries in windows registry editor (in places like HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell) but was not able to find anything linking to the 'refresh' ...
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How to know if my Windows 7 installation has a separate boot partition?

When i open disk management, i can only find C: partition. But, when i start Windows in repair mode, i can see a small size partition with letter X: named boot. So what's the right method to tell if ...
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Possible causes of semipermanent unresponsive video output when turning monitor on?

I have an OptiPlex 980 mini tower PC (Windows 7 Enterprise, w/ 16 GB of RAM), that has two external graphics cards in it, one with dual-DisplayPort and one with a DMS-59 output that I have a dual-DVI ...
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Unable to complete windows 7 install

Here is my setup: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero (Wi-Fi) 2 x 8GB Corsair Vengeance RGB AMD Ryzen 5600 NZXT Kraken Z53 Western Digital SN850 500GB Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Staples GK381 (Wireless ...
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Windows 7 does not go to sleep

FIRST of all: Don't mark this question as duplicate. As I saw there are similar questions here but there is no useful answer. As a developer I have Windows XP, 7 and 10 on one computer. On Windows XP ...
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Windows 10 install on VHD in Windows 7 - Updating Bootloader Critical step

I have read a few procedures to do this and viewed a few videos. I'm in Win7 and have made the VHD, initialized it, formatted it, then copied the install.wim image of Win10 to the VHD using imagex. ...
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SHA1, SHA256 or MD5 hash of Windows 7 SP1 installation ISO [closed]

I know that Windows 7 is end-of-life, but for software testing and other reasons, I need to reinstall a Windows 7 from the original ISO. I'm specifically looking for "Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit ...
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Force "Group by" in a folder in Windows Explorer

I have a specific folder that I want to be always opened with Group by date view, in the Windows File explorer. Every now and then, when I reopen this folder, it comes back to the default folder view ...
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How to run a Windows GUI which needs OpenGL 1.2+ with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter?

I'm facing the problem that some my test systems are not able to handle GUI applications which use the OpenGL 1.2 or higher display their GUI. These problematic test systems all show a "Microsoft ...
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Is Windows 10 scheduling algorithm throttling back my processes?

I have a 10-core, 20-thread Intel Core i9-7900X 3.3GHz CPU. I've been running between 18 and 20 threads on it for around four years, mostly under Windows 7. A few months ago I switched to Windows 10. ...
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Make old Skype work (7.*, 6.*, 5.* or older)

I would like the old Skype to start working again. I really really need it, and I've been trying to make it work for 3 months now, but all to no avail.. Maybe there is some enthusiast who can make the ...
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Windows 7 stuck on starting window

my computer with windows 7 got crashed due to opening large number of software files. but when i am starting it again, it is stucking at windows starting screen(screenshot attached). Even when i start ...
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How can I extract all Chrome data files from an unbootable Windows 7 hard disk drive?

I have an unbootable Windows 7 hard drive. I have access to all of the files on it. How can I extract the Chrome cookies, history and bookmarks and apply them to Chrome on Windows 10?
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Can I use something to open up my old windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

I've long forgotten my password for an old laptop still running windows 7. And at this point I'm desperate to at least know if there's anything important in it. Obviously, I've been trying any ...
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No signal / KVM switch

I have a VGA KVM 2 port switch running a Win. 7 & Win. 10 computers through. The Win. 10 computer shows no signal when I start up the computers. The Win. 10 computer is a gaming computer that I ...
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Using "clone partition" of DiskGenius to transfer data from HDD to SSD copies nothing

My laptop (Acer Nitro 5) had a broken HDD. So I bought a Samsung SSD (with SATA). I inserted the SSD to my laptop and installed windows-11. Then I took the SSD out of the laptop and connected it with ...
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Do I need to install driver for this graphics card on latest version of Windows 7?

In 2009 Intel released a driver for my laptop with T4500 (2.3GHz) processor with Intel graphic media accelerator 4500M with shared graphic memory. I installed the latest version of window 7 (2020 ...
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ThinkPad T420 is not booting

I bought a used T420 without a drive, I installed a Kingston SSD, but I still get this when trying to boot: https://imgur.com/a/lBuf4Ks Thanks for the help
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How can I batch rename files on Windows 7?

I have many files like these: simple-1.gif simple-2.gif simple-3.gif I want to use command prompt to rename them all with the same pattern so they look: aa1.gif aa2.gif aa3.gif I tried with this: ...
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Can i use different speed ddr3 ram on laptop? [duplicate]

I'm planning to add some more ram and i was told that the rams speed have to be the same for laptop ram,different from how desktop works(if not wrong) the laptop i have is:hp elitebook 2540p(boomer ...
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How to clone only the Windows 7 system drive C: to new bootable SSD without cloning the data from separate drive F:?

This question is similar to my situation but does not provide a definitive answer: How can I transfer Windows from a partition of an existing hard drive to a new (smaller) SSD? It says clone the C: ...
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Is it possible to hide partitions from windows installation?

Is it possible to hide partitions from windows installation? In the old days, the 1990s, there was partition magic that had an option to hide partitions. GParted has an option to hide a partition, but ...
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how would you know if windows is installed as UEFI or Legacy, in windows 7 compared to windows 8?

how would you know if windows is installed as UEFI or Legacy, in windows 7 compared to windows 8? I understand that after windows 7, so in windows 8 and windows 10, it can show in msinfo32 under "...
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Windows 7 reinstall MS shadow copy provider (swprv) while missing it's registry, no restore points and regsvr32 commands is not a way

I have a specific problem with Win 7 (along with thousands other users). My Windows 64 bit Service Pack 1 restore system doesn't work, I can't create a restore point in Windows Defence (Error ...
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Unable to install windows subsystem for linux, error 0x800f0831

When I tried to install wsl without enabling it, it gives me this error PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> wsl --install wsl : The term 'wsl' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, ...
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is it possible to install windows 7 independently on each of these two hard drives in this situation?

I have a laptop. Dell E7440. It has two drives in there. Here is a picture of the relevant part of the bottom of such a laptop. One of the drives is a 2.5" and the other is a card (mSATA card). ...
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Windows 7 unbootable HDD - is office installed?

I have an old HDD with Windows 7. I cannot boot from it because its original mini-PC is not working. I can read all of the files on the drive. I would like to know if office is installed and, if it is ...
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How Firefox process without admin rights is able to update it's own executable file?

I'm using Windows 7 and as usually I have different user accounts for different programs for browsing internet. It was good practice since Win2000, almost no malware is able to work under restricted ...
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Why does Windows 7's Resource Monitor indicate 12 Mbps of Network I/O while it also indicates ~10MB/s of Network Activity?

I saw the following: Why does Windows 7's Resource Monitor indicate 12 Mbps of Network I/O while it also indicates ~10MB/s of Network Activity?
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Windows 7 can not find the local profile after moving home directory in registry

I just installed an additional hard drive into my Windows 7 PC and want to move the home directory (D:\Users\Name) to the new hard drive. To do this, I robocopied the old directory to the new drive (...
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Windows 10 login like 7 or XP

Is it possible to make login screen of Windows 10 to look like Windows 7. I mean 2 or more user icons (profiles) in center of screen and show password field below icon. Instead of icons in lower left ...
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OneNote 2016 cannot get my notebooks after Windows update

I am using Windows 7 and MS Office Professional Plus 2016. Everything works fine until Windows pushed me to update which includes many MS Office updates yesterday. I did and then OneNote stopped ...
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How to create a secure RDP access on Windows 7 Pro (set as host)

On Windows 7 Professional, to create a secure Remote Desktop connection i've search on internet and found many helps, in particular this video: The Ultimate Guide to Secure Remote Desktop Connections ...
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Windows 7 starting screen get stucked when boot on a bootable usb

Why when I boot windows 7 with a bootable usb the starting screen get stucked? Anyone got solution for that? My laptop information: CPU: Intel I3 4005U 1.70 Ghz Ram: 8GB OS: Windows 10
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Does the Windows 7 CLI command "shutdown" ensure all disk writes occur before power ends?

I have a Windows 7 Batch file, (that I wrote), that opens a database program, and when the program is exitted, copies a large number of files from one folder to another folder on the same hard disk, ...
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Windows 7 - Taskbar Icon Is Different When Program Is Running Compared To Pinned Shortcut

I am running multiple instances of Google Chrome. Each one has the same 'start in' directory but a different 'target' directory so in the Windows taskbar they all run and show as separate apps. I have ...
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