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Disabling Microphone playback

I'm having a strange problem with my headset, whenever I plug in my headset I get microphone playback. When I go to Recording Devices -> Properties -> Listen -> Listen to this device, it's turned off. ...
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Port Forwarding for RDP

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop on my computer. It's currently running Windows 7. RDP is set to allow for incoming connections. I've followed the instructions at PortForward.com, but am having no ...
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Force turn on file and printer sharing

I am trying to set up File sharing on a friend's machine who is using Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate edition. In advanced sharing settings, I select the radio button "Turn on file and printer sharing" and ...
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32GB Flash Voyager doesn't work on new PC with USB 3.0

I have recently built a new PC and my pendrive is not working correctly. When I plug it into the USB port (I have only USB 3.0 ports), Windows recognizes it and lists it in Explorer, as usual. I ...
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I can't install headset drivers

I bought new headset (Razer kraken 7.1) and I have some issues with them. When I plug the headset into my PC, it tries to install 2 same drivers (kraken 7.1 drivers) but both fail. When I plug the ...
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When using Japanese IME and pressing Ctrl + Caps Lock, how do you make it toggle to half-width alphanumeric, not full-width?

I'm using Japanese IME on Windows 7, and I like to use Ctrl + Caps Lock to toggle between English and Japanese. In the past, when it would toggle to English, it would be half-width alphanumeric. ...
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BIt Locker missing from Control Panel WIndows 7 Ultimate

I just formatted my laptop and installed Windows 7 ultimate but Bit locker Encryption is missing from control panel and also typing bit locker in start menu doesn't help. Is there any way I can ...
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Windows, how to bypass login on restart

I am writing a batch file, this batch file will be distributed to many computers in our company by a agent software, and run on them. It will install some patches on target computer, and need five ...
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Screensaver is only activated the first time Windows 7

I have set a screensaver on my windows 7 machine and set it to 1 min. It works only one time then after that if I wait more than 1 min it is not activated, I then restarted the machine then it works ...
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Install Windows 7 on mbr hard disk with UEFi firmware

I have a Toshiba and I want to install Windows 7 on it. My firmware is UEFI. I have disabled the secure boot and I have enabled the Legacy support.Before the installation of Windows 7 i have ...
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How do you convert KMS licensed windows 7 to MAK licensed?

I have Windows 7 Business/Enterprise that are automatically configured to use KMS licensing. How do I convert it to MAK mode licensing? In the past I did this with slmgr however I forgot the ...
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How can I tell if my computer went to sleep?

I'm trying to work out if my computer has actually fallen asleep, I have set it to fall asleep, but it restarts so quickly, I cannot tell if it was actually having zzzzs or not. What logs are there ...
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Touchcreen on Windows 7 Embedded

I have one of these MPI7001 7inch capacitive touchscreen device. This is documented in this link here. I got it to work (display and touch) on Raspbian. However I need this to run on my windows 7 ...
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Enable/disable the “Show hidden files” setting from the command line

In Windows Explorer, the setting Show hidden files, folders and drives can be enabled and disabled under Organise > Folder and search options > View. Is there another, quicker way to enable/...
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What else can stop me from accessing my WIndows 7 etc/hosts file?

Microsoft have recently rolled out a ridiculous change to Windows Defender which "detects" the deliberate blocking (via the hosts file) of Microsoft and other telemetry domains as an "...
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Kill unresponsive process in windows that won't stop through Task Manager or Process Explorer

Up front: I'm using windows 7 64 bit. So sometimes I am trying to kill a process but it won't quit. I can try killing the process or the process structure, but Task Manager won't accomplish anything. ...
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Anyway To Backup & Restore Windows 7 Service Configurations? [closed]

I am planning to disable & alter some Windows 7 Services. I want to backup the present service configuration as a safeguard. Is there a batch file, Visual Basic script, PowerShell script or ...
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Why does an Excel workbook file open automatically?

I have the strange case of 2 nearly identical Excel workbook downloads in my code, and often on another team member's machine, and sometimes on my machine, when the user clicks download, the .xlsx ...
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How can I check the OpenCL version on Windows 7?

How can I check the OpenCL version on Microsoft Windows 7 (Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate) with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 660M? I uunsuccessfully tried: Run -> dxdiag: doesn't show my GTX660M (I tried ...
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Windows freeze when running Android emulator from Android Studio 2.3

I am using Android Studio in Windows 7. Whenever I start my AVD in Android Studio it freezes all my windows and then I have to reset my computer. It happens every time I start my virtual device. ...
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Is there a email client similar to mailplane for Windows?

I've been impressed with MailPlane, the email client for the Mac that is designed for gmail. Is there a similar gmail client for Windows?
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What is a mouse-only way to minimize all the windows except the active one?

I've been using Windows since the version 3-something and showing the desktop by Wind is an old trick. How do you minimize all the windows except the active one using only the mouse?
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How do I disable “you need to format this disk” message in Windows Vista/7?

I've started using TrueCrypt to encrypt a partition on an external USB hard drive. I've opted for using a raw partition as opposed to a file container. But here's the annoyance. Whenever I connect ...
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Disabling Microsoft Antimalware service

I can't disable the Microsoft Antimalware service (MsMpSvc/MsMpEng.exe). I tried using services.msc, but the Startup Type drop-down is grayed out and I can't change it to Disabled nor stop the service....
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How do I activate a window without bringing it to the foreground?

I find it frustrating while multitasking that when I activate a window and it covers the other one I was on. On linux, especially with Plasma Desktop, I can set the focus to follow the mouse and set ...
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Why can't I update Adobe Flash and remove Adobe Air?

My computer came with Adobe Flash and Reader installed on it. I was trying to view a video one day that said I needed Adobe Air to view so I started the download and viewed the video. Later on Adobe ...
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No fonts show up in the folder at all in Windows 7

I have an issue where no fonts show up in the system Fonts folder at all, but they're still in the system for some odd reason. When I right-click the Fonts folder it says there's fonts in there, and ...
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Suddenly can't connect to Windows 7 PC from XBMC

I have XBMC installed on a soft-modded classic Xbox and all of a sudden I cannot connect to the shared folders on my Windows 7 PC. Well, it can connect but it wants a username and password, but none ...
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Change Recycling Bin Location

I have a SSD as a primary hard drive, and one HDD for storage. I want the recycling bin to be on the HDD. I want is so that even if I delete files from the SSD the end up on the HDD's recycling bin. ...
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Run a Batch on Windows Startup with Elevated Privilege from a Guest User

My brother and sisters usually access to my computer (Windows 10) by a normal user account so that they cannot harm the system by accident. I was wondering if it's possible to set a program from my ...
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Installed new DDR3 RAM DIMM, BIOS shows the RAM, but Windows is stuck at the boot logo

After installing the new RAM, BIOS registered 4096MB of RAM, but when trying to boot Windows, the Windows logo appears, then the PC reboot as soon as the loading animation starts, sometimes with a ...
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“USB Printing Support is an older USB device and might not work with USB 3.0” Windows 10

Many people have this problem: I bought a new laptop (HP Envy 13) with Windows 10. I have a USB printer (HP LaserJet 1018). When I plug it in, it appears as "unknown device" in Devices and Printers. ...
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Genymotion: failed to attach drive

I did lot of searching in Google but still not solved. I am using windows 7 Basic x64. Firstly, it was running perfectly but after I made some changes in vmbox for file sharing it stopped. I did ...
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Windows 7 DSCP and 802.1p QoS Mapping?

When I create a QoS policy in Windows 7 through the Group Policy editor and set a DSCP value, does Windows 7 add the 802.1p QoS field to the Ethernet frame? If so, how does it map the different ...
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Batch file for a refresh of mapped network drive?

Is there a batch file/script that can be used to refresh a mapped network drive on Windows 7? The computer is currently hooked up to a mobile broadband connection (Novatel wireless MC551). The ...
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Jump Lists not showing for Office programs in Windows 7

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed Office 2010 on this laptop, and I noticed that Jump Lists were not showing. If I pin Word, Excel or PowerPoint to the taskbar or start menu, ...
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i have sp1 but at the end it says that “the following updates were not installed Security Update for Windows (KB3033929)”

This is the picture of text I have SP1 and i im installing kb3033929 its going smoothly until it finishes but actually not finishes. you can see the photo above that appears after the installation and ...
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Reset to default language in Outlook 2010 on Windows 7

In Outlook 2010, if I accidently, hit left Ctrl-Shift, my language changes. I keep hitting it and get a new language, but I can't get back to English. How do I reset back to my default language? ...
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How can I download large files from Google Drive?

I uploaded a file on Google Drive, which is 1.3 GB in size. Now when I try to download it through the browser (Firefox), it only downloads 1 GB, and then downloading fails. I tried to copy the ...
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Executable of “Open with” dialog on Windows

How can I open the "Open with" dialog in Windows from command line and other programs? Something like openwith.exe myfile or explorer.exe --openwith-dialog myfile
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Boot stops with “Primary master drive - ATAPI Incompatible”

I have a MPC-414 computer which was working until the Boot order & compatible drivers were changed in the bios so now when I boot Windows 7 it freezes on a black screen & says: Press DEL to ...
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Record audio with WoMic windows

I'm trying to use my Android device as a USB mic with WoMic, everything is working, and installed, server connected "play to speakers" selected, but whether I select stereo mix or so mic in ...
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.zip file created on Mac giving error in Windows 7 upon extracting

My friend compressed lots of photos into a zip archive using a MacBook, and uploaded it to Dropbox. I downloaded the zip and when I try to extract using WinRAR it gives this error, but extracts most ...
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How can I delete all files/subfolders in a given folder via the command prompt?

I would like to delete all files and subfolders in a batch file in Windows 7 and keep the top folder. Basically emptying the folder. What's the command line instruction for that?
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Windows update KB4530734 fails with error 0x800F0816 and triggers a system restore on reboot

On Windows 7 x64 Windows update KB4530734 (December 10, 2019—KB4530734 (Monthly Rollup)) fails with error 0x800F0816 and triggers a system restore on reboot. When installing the update, it finishes ...
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Windows 7 - Create a VBS Script that will open a network location (the pause 10 seconds) and a folder on the desktop

Good day! I'm trying to create a VBS script that will open up a location on a server share then pause 10 seconds, then open a folder on my desktop. I can write a VBS in notepad that will open EXE'...
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Windows XP install using USB not booting

I have Windows 7 installed on my laptop, instead of it I want to install Windows XP. I have created bootable USB using Rufus from Windows XP iso file (GetIntoPC website). My first boot device is set ...
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How do i disable Windows 7 from taking screenshots?

My laptop keeps on taking screenshots. Several keys, when pressed, would take a screenshot, essentially functioning as the "prt sc" key as well as their main function (for example the key &...
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Set bootable flag on USB from Windows

I wanted to install windows 7 on my laptop, so I used Microsoft 's tool to burn the iso but it seems it couldnt set the bootable flag for some reason. I can't retry the process atm, but I have the usb ...
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Executing a BAT file as a domain user from a service in Windows 7

Firstly a few basics: I am running a database server application which runs as a service ServiceA. ServiceA is installed on Server1 and Server2 ServiceA only runs on one of the two servers at any one ...

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