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Windows 7 Photo "properties" and mouse over/folder column showing different EXIF information, how to set correct dates and time?

I have an old computer that runs Windows 7. I have discovered that for some photos that I access via an external hard drive, when I put the cursor over the file, the correct "date taken" ...
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Can't access HDD External

So I have 2 HDD external that can't be accessed Both showing at devices and printer But doesn't show at computer In devices and printer it says BUP portable and expansion but I can't access both Light ...
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14GB 100% free Healthy (Primary Parition) after Windows 7 install

I recently bought a new SSD to put in a really old laptop and installed Windows 7 on it. It's just for some very old software and hardware that I still want to use that are not supported in Windows 10 ...
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How to install RDS (Terminal Services) on Pro editions of Windows 7 and 8?

I want to have the full Remote Desktop Services (formerly Terminal Services) experience on Windows 7 and 8 Pro. Windows XP SP3, 7 Ultimate and Enterprise, 8 and 8.1 Enterprise, 10 (only on Pro since ...
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How to permanantly disable CHKDSK

I have a 128GB flash drive with Windows 7 installed on it using WinToUSB. I use my pendrive in my home PC to sync my files and also in another PC where there's no keyboard. The problem is, on every ...
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What to do when you get "DiscardVirtualMemory could not be located" error once GitHub Desktop is installed

This will happen to those who are still using Windows 7 for whatever good reason. Full error message will be, The procedure entry point DiscardVirtualMemory could not be located in the dynamic link ...
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Trying to install the proper driver to supports XHCI USB 3.0 devices like my mouse in Windows 7 virtualized with bhyve

The problem that I have is that I'm not able to move my mouse inside the Windows 7 VM x64 bit virtualized with bhyve (the best hypervisor on the bsd world) and I want to find a workaround. Maybe an ...
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Changing screen brightness after disabling GPU from Device Manager

I am in a scenario where I need to disable my GPU to work on something. I want to be able to change screen brightness after disabling the GPU from device manager. Though, after disabling the GPU, I ...
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Windows 7 not found

I have a computer with Windows 7 installed that worked perfectly Some days ago, Windows stopped with a BSOD ( 0x0000007A ). I don't know the reason because I haven't added any new device or so for a ...
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Windows 7 - Block Wallpaper Change BUT allow Selected Slideshow Wallpapers

System: Windows 7 Pro with SP2 Please can you help me find a solution to Allow Wallpaper Slideshow using a preselected folder BUT block anyone from changing the wallpaper. The issue I am coming up ...
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How can I change the desktop background on Windows using a script?

On X Windows I had a cool 'silent-alarm" reminder script that would change my root window (background) color to solid red, just for a few seconds a few moments before changing it back. Is there a ...
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Can't load Nobara installed alongside Windows and Ububtu

I had windows and Ubuntu installed and tried to install Nobara. After installation I restarted the device and couldn't see Nobara in dual load window. These are the only options: Ubuntu Advanced ...
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Compatibility of driver(s) for AMD E-350 Graphics

I inherited a notebook: Acer Aspire 3 (E-350) (5250-0441) with Windows 7 64-bit installed. I would like to update the drivers to the most recent valid versions. This is complicated by the fact ...
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I need serious help this Windows 7 computer: How do I get to advanced boot options?

I need to go to 'advanced boot options' because I have a problem with my Windows 7 computer that doesn't let me log into my computer. I saw a video how to fix it, and I have to go to advanced boot ...
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Mute microphone input without muting in Windows

I used to have a microphone with a hardware mute, which was a button I could physically press on the mic that would mute it. It was likely done in hardware since Windows would not think the microphone ...
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Dell Optiplex 980 Mini-Form Factor will not boot to Windows 7

I'm getting CMOS battery errors so I replaced the CMOS battery twice with new ones, loaded the BIOS defaults, cleared CMOS using the jumper (explained in the user manual) and put the hard drive into ...
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Can Windows 7 bootloader recognize WIndows 11?

I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 11 on my laptop. My laptop is currently running Windows 11. Reinstalling Windows 11 is not an option because I have all my files on it. So I need to know if ...
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Batch file running in one account but not another

I wrote a batch file to run a schtasks for a Windows 7 Home machine. When I tested it in my account (standard user), the script runs correctly, but when I migrated the script to the account (also ...
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How to fix CISCO Anyconnect 12 seconds timeout bug?

In reference to this thread: https://help.duo.com/s/article/1146?language=en_US, is there a way to increase the 12 seconds default timeout in Cisco Anyconnect <= 4.7 without establishing a first ...
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Drive boots on physical machine but doesn't on any virtual machine

Some time ago I got a request of making a fairly old (Windows 7 64bit) machine into a virtual machine. I was given a hdd clone of the machine in question however when this drive is used in VirtualBox ...
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I may have gotten a virus on my desktop how do I completely remove all possible bad things? [duplicate]

So basically I’m using an old computer and I visited a site that may have given me a virus so I did some kind of wiping on my computer and restarted it, is there a way to completely remove all viruses ...
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Can't get Windows VHD file to boot

I had a setup where I has 2 windows options on startup. Basically originally I had 1 hard drive with Windows 7 Pro, then I added another hard drive where I setup Windows 10 Pro. Somehow automatically ...
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Windows cannot automatically detect network proxy settings

Using Windows 7 lost my connection to the internet. Received notice, Windows could not automatically detect this network's proxy settings. How do I fix?
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Unable to get Win 7 on a Dell 5820 precision with Power ISO

Hello we have legacy applications that must be installed on Windows 7 but as the Dell 5820 has NVME drives the operating system cannot see it just after we get to the language selection screen. I have ...
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How do i make Internet Explorer portable?

As you know support for Internet Explorer (IE) is dropped, but I'm still using it for compatibility purposes. Eg. Bypass Webp format and save images in pure jpg or png format. I still have my windows ...
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A way to partition specific folders in windows

I have a server that is running on Windows 7. And I have plans to upgrade it to newer Windows versions (potentially Windows 11). The thing is, nowadays there is no support to make this upgrade anymore ...
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Image with text created in IrfanView is blurry in video editor

I have some images in HEIC format on iPhone. I took them to IrfanView, added text and saved it. When I used these images in a video editor (to create a video/ slideshow) the images are blurry and not ...
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Why sometimes the whole system crashes?

Sometimes when I work with Google Chrome, the whole system suddenly locks and the mouse and keyboard stop working. This usually happens when I'm working with Wampserver. Even once the local database ...
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Strange Ethernet adapter reproducible malfunction that impacts across dual boot Windows setup

The behavior is pretty confusing. The story is about my Ethernet adapter on my retro computing ASUS laptop (2011 model). It currently has Windows 7 and Windows XP on two HDDs respectively. The ...
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Windows 10 22h2 Processor Compatibility

My employer has a number of PC that still run Windows 7 (let's not get into why...), it will be necessary for us to upgrade each of these PCs to Windows 10 22H2 very soon. If I reference Microsoft's &...
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Windows 7 wanting to write various files to a blank disk. But where are they coming from?

I just bought some DVDs from a shop, and I guess they are blank. From the cmd prompt, I do D: (and if that were to work i'd do DIR). And when I do D: it won't work it says "incorrect function&...
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Uneraseable file in Windows 7

We have an old Windows 7 machine that needs to be returned to a client and as such, I need to make sure the free space has been erased. There is single deleted file that is never overwritten. It is a ...
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What to do if I can't connect to the router

I accidentally logged out of the WIFI on my phone, and forgot the password. I'm connected to the internet on my PC with an Ethernet cable, and want to open the router IP, but I can't. I've looked at ...
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Bluetooth audio on windows 7 is horrible but on windows 10 it works properly

I have a Toshiba Protege R700 which has windows 10 installed. I decided to install windows 7 and daily drive it for fun. Everything sailed smoothly except of the bluetooth audio. I tried every driver ...
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Why can't I upgrade to windows 10 my Dell Latitude E6420?

Why can't I upgrade to windows 10 or windows 11 my Dell Latitude E6420? I found my old laptop from a decade back. It had following spec i5 2nd Gen 2GB*2 (4GB Ram) 500GB HDD Windows 7 installed I ...
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Exporting data from Chrome not signed in

When using Chrome without being signed in how can I export the saved sites credentials/passwords along with the most visited sites that popup on address bar or as a default short cut in the homescreen ...
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Regarding to change the installation folder from %LocalAppData% to %ProgramFiles%

I didn't notice until I looked for Chrome that all my recently installed programs are being installed within %LocalAppData%, which is temporarily hidden by default, and when I tried to install a ...
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Internet explorer not working. giving cannot display web page error

So im using an old laptop to do a tech course. i have no prior experience but aim to switch jobs. i have just reformatted my hd with a downloaded copy of windows 7 ultimate. the internet explore will ...
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BCD error - Windows doesn't start

I have an old Dell Insparion with Windows 7 64bit, with some important files on it. (I have also access to the current laptop with Windows 11 from which i'm writing). I was tring to unistall from the ...
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Set up USB tethering ON Windows 7

I have an old laptop with an Ethernet port, whereas my new laptop does not have have one. I need an ethernet connection to be able to set up a headless server, but the old laptop is not fast enough to ...
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how can I install and operate printers etc that must run on win xp 32bit, on win7 ult 64bit laptop?

can it be done with or without VM? and if need VM can I include Linux Deb 12 as 3rd OS option? I have newer laptop to merge all on. all 3 laptops are Lenovo Thinkpads. winxp 32bit on a T61, win7 64bit ...
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Error trying to install google chrome on windows 7

I tried installing google chrome on my windows 7 32 bit pc, it started working until it stopped and said: error xc0000139. and I don't know about this error and how to fix it, I tried to search in ...
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No device drivers and windows boot loader available

None my other devices drivers are available. So I can connect to no devices: USB ports, or WiFi, or ethernet. I already tried to. And this device has no Bluetooth. No device driver warning photo My ...
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Headphone/microphone only working when partially plugged into the splitter [closed]

I had a pair of headphones with a microphone that worked fine on this computer a month ago. But they stopped working and while troubleshooting, I discovered that the audio and microphone would work ...
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New self-signed TLS certificate on IIS 7.5 and Windows 7 not recognized

TL;DR: I have Win7 and IIS 7.5 with only one website on my PC, which is a dev copy of a site I am developing for a friend. The site has an admin module that requires HTTPS. Pre-Covid, everything ...
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Windows 7 nVidia drivers either don't install, or don't have audio

I am running Windows 7 64 Bit, and currently have no audio. I do not have an audio device named "nVidia High Definition HDMI Output" in device manager, but when I installed drivers for what ...
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Can this CORS error be avoided on Windows 7?(I tried both Chrome and Firefox)

Access to fetch at 'https://ip-51-105-104-76.dditscdn.com/api/8/envelope/? sentry_key=...&sentry_version=7&sentry_client=sentry.javascript.browser%2F7.51.2' from origin 'https://www....
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How I can fix my network connection where a single PC causes my network to go down?

I have a network of computers connected to a switch. But my network goes down completely when I connect a specific computer, I connected a laptop to the same node and with the same cable and I had no ...
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Sysinternals Process Monitor device driver: procedure could not be found

The most recent article I have found on this site regarding Systinternals Process Monitor is 13 years old. I must have missed something because I'm still having the same problem. I have Windows 7 on ...
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After changing the configuration, the second monitor stopped working

I have two monitors. The main monitor is FullHD, works via HDMI. The second HD monitor works through the VGA. Connection diagram: The main monitor is connected to the HDMI video card, the Second ...
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