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How to disable "Failed to update" sticky notification for Chrome on Windows 7?

As you've probably all heard, Google is finally ending support for Chrome for Windows 7 - makes sense, with the slow phasing out of the system. As for now however, I'm still fine using it with the ...
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Using Microsoft Surface Camera in Remote Desktop Connection

I am using a Windows 10 Tablet/Laptop (Surface Pro 3) which has Microsoft Camera rear. With this I device I am using Remote Desktop Connection to a Windows 7 PC (VMWare). I have tried a lot, is there ...
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How to block all hosts in Windows except urls with wildcards? [closed]

I know about etc/hosts file and Windows Firewall. But none of them works with wildcards like example.com/*. Is there a solution which can block access to all hosts from all programs (browsers, command ...
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ssd not showing up in the partition section of windows installation

Yesterday i was working on my laptop i had opened 12 chrome tabs, vscode and local server was running. My laptop gradually became slow i closed most of the tabs on chrome and stopped the server to let ...
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Directx version is 11 but DDI version is 9Ex?

I am using windows 7 as my VirtualBox VM. So today I do a clean install of Windows 7 on my VM. Set up browsers, install extra software, etc... Then I tried to install the Directx End-User Runtime, but ...
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default program messes up with filetype icons

I open registry and navigate to this location: HKCU:\Software\Classes\.txt. Then I change its (default) value to txtfile.custom. Then I go to this location: HKCU:\Software\Classes\txtfile.custom\...
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Run Win7 disk partition image with Virtualbox

So, i cat'ed my windows partition into a file (plain cat /dev/sdx > win7.bin). mount -o loop -t ntfs mounts the image correctly and lets me read/write everything. Now the question is: could i run ...
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Can't boot from a USB stick to install Windows 7 Pro on Asus K55N

I have been at this since the 19th when all I wanted to do was downgrade from Win 7 Ultimate to Win 7 Pro. I hired someone who said his software could do it and it couldn't. Then he wanted to reformat ...
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Windows VM works from QEMU CLI but produces BSOD from virt-manager

I have a Windows 7 virtual image stored in my local home directory, that I can spin up without any issue using a qemu command in the terminal: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 4096 -boot d -enable-kvm -smp 2 -...
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windows and linux, both on different drives. Any performance issues?

I dual-booted windows and Linux, in a different way. The way I did it is by having both operating systems on different hard drives. I am able to switch back and forth as the Linux one is installed on ...
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Make desktop icon box opaque on Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I have an elaborate desktop background image, within which most desktop icons become visually obscured. See image below: Is there a way of making the icons with ...
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Losing data in Chrome

I use 2 systems (Windows 7 and 10). After I launch Google Chrome on another system, I see that no installed extensions and no saved passwords (to login) while bookmarks are in place. How do I fix this?...
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Shadow copy storage space: difference between, and control over, "Used", "Allocated" and "Maximum" (in Windows 7)?

Using the vssadmin list shadowstorage command in Windows 7, one gets an overview of the disk space related to shadow copies. Typically three values are returned: Used Shadow Copy Storage space ...
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Shadow copies not included after a Windows 7 system restore from system image using Backup and Restore

I want to transfer a Windows 7 install from a 500 GB HDD to a SSD, including the shadow copies (and thus the restore points, previous versions of files, etc.). The source disk has 4 partitions, and ...
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An audio device visibility control in Windows

I have 3'rd party application that depends on system audio. Unfortunately if fails handling scenario of reconnecting output audio device. Specifically it fails when user plugs-out and plugs-in system ...
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Anyone know where to get this Windows 7 image file icon?

When I was using windows 7, I set .PNGs to load with Windows Paint instead of the regular photo viewer. And there was this icon the images had that I cannot find in Windows 10. icon image I even went ...
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VDI to Hard drive [duplicate]

Goal: Transfer a virtual hard drive (vdi) to a real hard drive to use in a machine. Operating systems at my disposal: Microsoft Windows 7 64bit (with Oracle VirualBox 7.0 installed); Gnu-Linux debian ...
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USB External Hard Drive with Windows 7 crashes

I have a USB external hard drive with Windows 7, but, when I get to the OS itself, the computer crashes with code stop code 0x0000007B. Is there a way to fix it? I have tried doing stuff like ...
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Windows 7: Merge network drive and local partition

(When I speak of "distributed data storage" in this question I mean literally distributing the data so half is on one disk/folder and half is on the other) Both computers in my situation are ...
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How can upgrade my graphic card drivers to use a HP Nvidia Quadro FX 1800 PCI-E GPU?

I am using an Acer AIO PC. I am using it for gaming and video editing purposes. I recently installed a new video card. My system processor is an Intel i3 with 6 GB RAM (4GB + 2GB) and the graphics ...
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How to change Insertion Point from vertical bar to something in Google Chrome

I am using Google Chrome browser in my Windows 7 64-bit operating system. When we in a textbox in the Google Chrome browser we see a blinking vertical bar called insertion point in the beginning of ...
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AMD Athlon 7550 with Windows 7 64bit?

I am currently working on a computer for a friend with an AMD Athlon 7550 Dual-Core Processor running windows vista 32 bit. I want to know if it is possible to upgrade this to windows 7 64 bit and if ...
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Clicking on Chrome-generated pop-ups doesn't work most of the time. Why?

Clicking on Chrome-generated pop-ups such as the one shown in the screenshot below doesn't work most of the time: the mouse click is ignored. Why? If I hit ENTER it works fine. I use Chrome on ...
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How can I prevent the issue that in cmd, if I do run a command that turns out to have a lot of output then I can't see output of previous commands?

How can I prevent the problem that in a cmd shell, if I run a command that turns out to have a lot of output then I can't see output of previous commands? And I'm talking about if I didn't run it with ...
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Is there another method for connecting a pc to a local lan printer?

I'm trying to connect my pc to a printer connected on the LAN. But for some reason, it always fail when connecting and showing the error 0x000000011b. Screenshot of error showing when trying to ...
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How is the user function in windows meant to be used? In public PCs should i log in with my windows(outlook) account? Or it was not intended for this?

I have windows 11 22h2. I've my outlook user account. I was wondering how should I use it when using friend's PC, public PC? Should I log in to my windows username? or is it not intended to be used ...
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Keep programs on monitor when monitor is turned off

I have a two monitor setup and I always use both monitors. During my day, I tend to distribute the programs I'm working with over the two monitors. When I take a break or go away for a longer period ...
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VBoxVGA works, but VBoxSVGA for VirtualBox

I am trying to run Windows 7 as a guest in a VirtualBox on my Kubuntu 20.04 host. When I use VBoxVGA as graphic controller, this works. However, I would like to use 3d acceleration; thus, I need ...
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What is the term (phrase) for the ability to move a disk from one PC to another [duplicate]

Context: two Dell desktop PCs of the same model are in two different physical locations. There is a similar question with a different context: the PCs are not the same model. The goal is to configure ...
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Windows 7 checkdisk deleted my folders. Can someone please help me recover it (am desperate)?

I have a windows 7 system. Restarted the system and it said the HDD might need a disk check. So I let it continue. The checkdisk completed. But as I log in I see it has deleted a folder and all the ...
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Set Windows in a mode that all USB flash drives inserted in the future won't require "Eject"

I'm working on an embedded computer in kiosk mode, where the users can insert an USB flash drive. Even if I add a "Eject USB storage device" button in my app's GUI, often, some users won't ...
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VMWare Workstation Pro 15.0 rolling back setup on Windows 7

I'm trying to install VMWare Workstation Pro 15.0 32-bit version on my 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 machine but it always rolls back setup. I tried rebooting, deleting vmkbd3 key from the ...
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Lenovo black screen and do not show charging

I have a huge problem with my lenovo B5400 with Win7. On the power adapter without battery it works ok. But when I plug in the battery and it is charging, Windows does not show the charging icon, but ...
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Partial boot after replacing SATA controller

I am just a hobbyist who has had pretty good success dealing with computer issues by finding good instructions, following them and researching troubleshooting when something didn't work. So when an ...
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How can I recover the contents of a preserved Chrome Login Data database following a Windows password change?

So I have a machine here whose owner recently changed their Windows login password - and I learned all at once that the passwords in Chrome's password store are encrypted using the OS login ...
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Is there way to create a virtual machine image from current machine?

I have a PC that has windows 7 installed and I'd like to upgrade it to windows 10. Since there is various old software installed in the current system, to prevent them from not running on the new ...
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Please help. Chrome 104 ruined everything; 105 changed nothing

Ever since Chrome updated itself to 104 on my Win7 laptop, the UAC box always pops-up: "Do you want to allow Chrome to make changes to this computer?" If I click "Yes" and there's ...
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Black on black Menus in LibreOffice

Suddenly, the menus in LibreOffice have turned black with black text. The only way to read the options is to mouse over them. Does anybody know a fix?
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Windows 7 corrupt file

Error: \windows\system\drivers\atapi.sys Status: 0xc000000f I think I will lose my data.
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How to access Windows 10 partially encrypted BitLocker drive in Windows 7 or Linux?

On my Windows 10 second PC I have an additional SSD which was encrypted by default with Bitlocker using no password or secure key. Because that PC started to show some other hardware problems I tried ...
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Windows backup failure reading shadow copy on an unidentified volume

I'm hitting this error running windows backup on a Windows 7 machine. Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options Check your backup Windows Backup failed while trying to read from the shadow copy on one ...
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How do I scale videos etc by 200% on a 4K monitor but make sure each pixel is duplicated 4 times with no blur?

I'm not seeing my exact question posted anywhere unfortunately. I'm using Windows 7, as I like Windows 7 over Windows 10 for ease and privacy. I bought a new 4K Lenovo monitor and a lot of my old data ...
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Windows 7 Firewall stopped working after I changed permissions for the registry key SharedAccess

Today I've changed permissions for the registry key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess (under which FirewallRules are stored) removing "Everyone" and "Users" in ...
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Sharing Internet connection from Mint laptop to Windows 7 PC (via Ethernet)

I'm running Linux mint, and I followed this guide: https://medium.com/@TarunChinmai/sharing-internet-connection-from-a-linux-machine-over-ethernet-a5cbbd775a4f It didn't actually work, so I followed ...
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Which Windows 10 version to install on Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.8Ghz with 4GB RAM

I searched but I did not find a satisfactory answer to my specific query thus putting it here. I have an old PC Intel Core2Duo E7400 2.8GHz with 4GB RAM running a Windows 7 32bit. I want to upgrade it ...
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How Windows decide whether to use Deflate or Deflate64 for zipping files

Windows Explorer uses the Deflate64 compression method for its zip files, rather than Deflate. Is this behaviour consistent across "current" Windows versions? I tried one way. I created one ...
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How to disable editing registry by standard user in Win 7

In the past a standard user in my Win 7 was not able to edit such registry key as HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules. But now I see that it's ...
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Can I create a RAID 1 array with a drive that already has data?

I am moving an IDE drive from a customer's old desktop into his new one. I want backup the old drive (drive 1) to a new drive (drive 2) before moving it to the new computer. Afterwards, I want to ...
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How to burn a .bin image to a USB flash drive in Windows 7?

I’m running Windows 7 and have a .bin file that I need to burn to a USB flash drive. It’s the Chromebook recovery image for my HP Chromebook 14-q063cl. So, as far as i know, the dd command isn't ...
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How to initialize a bootable disk and keep it bootable?

I have a bootable hard disk from a dead Windows XP computer. I want to see what is in it and if I should get a replacement mother board for it. I hooked it up as a USB disk but it disk doesn't show up ...

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