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What causes Windows Photo Viewer to stretch an image on occasion?

I had an image on my harddrive of Dusk Maiden of Amnesia which in the thumbnails looked perfectly fine however when i went to view it in Windows Photo Viewer to see how large it was the image's width ...
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Can't ping localhost/or reach locally hosted domain

I can’t reach a locally hosted domain, and in testing I have discovered I can’t ping localhost or the actual IP either. The OS is Windows7 64bit, Pro. DNS works, I can ping others on my network, ...
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Unable to copy in bluestacks

I am unable to copy more than 500mb files in bluestacks. I want to copy my obb folder to shared folder. But, I can not copy. I tried many file explorer but bluestacks stops working when copying ...
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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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I have two applications primary and secondary once primary is up then after secondary need to start [on hold]

I have written windows batch script to restart services its done and working fine But there is a dependency between services restart once primary services restarted application need to up post that ...
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does bootcamp provide the best drivers for windows 7, or should i install the ones windows 7 suggests for me?

I'm running windows 7 via bootcamp on my MBP (the model that was newest in summer 2009). Bootcamp is up to date. Windows 7 just suggested I install a new driver for my nvidia card. However, I was ...
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Windows 7 Professional Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00Ghz 32-bit Operating system

Im connected to network but am in need of getting the wlan password, however the wireless properties have been disabled from the server. Is there another way of retrieving the wifi password
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How to change the default Segoe WP font on Windows 8?

Short question: How can I change the default windows 8.1 fonts to something else?! (see pic below for further details) Long question: I discovered that the default Windows 8 font is Segoe WP which ...
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compatibility report I cant convert 32 bit into 64 bit because of the following error [duplicate]

enter image description here The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading. Cancel the upgrade, complete each task, and then restart the upgrade to continue. 32-bit Windows cannot be ...
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How do I clean up COM ports in use?

How do I clean-up these in-use COM ports? The COM port numbers always seem to be taken up by something and although right now I only have 4 serial ports (3 over Bluetooth and one USB to RS-232), I ...
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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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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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How can I run a Task Scheduler job without being on administrator account?

I have read that the Windows account logged onto the computer that is running tasks from the Windows Task Scheduler needs to have administrator rights. I used the administrator account to create the ...
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Problems external pinging second interface on two NIC two subnet Windows 7

I have this configuration working fine with Linux, but Windows puts up a nasty fight. The Windows 7 box is setup with two NICs, each for a separate subnet. NIC 1 is the primary interface and has the ...
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tracert command is not working but able to access the same site through browsers

tracert [site name] is not working in cmd prompt. But the same site has been working in all of my browsers . Please find below output of command. I need to use this command in my batch file but there ...
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“Could not find this item” every time when renaming, moving, copying! win 7 explorer issue

I'm having this issue I noticed is unsolvable around. Everytime I move, copy, rename it prompts ""Could not find this item". Clicking "Try Again" always works but this is bothering and making me waste ...
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How to disable color dithering for low-bit-depth screen settings?

I am using Terminal Services and TeamViewer a lot to access other computers, partly over slow networks. The problem described below is not affected by which of the two remote access services I am ...
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What is Stereo Mix supposed to be used for in Windows?

I have added Stereo Mix to my recording devices on my laptop running Windows 7 after I have installed the driver for my soundcard (the sound was working until then with the driver from Microsoft, but ...
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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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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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Printer “Windows Update” - Why always so slow?

In every version of Windows I've tested, when you click the "Update Windows" button, before adding a printer, it is always so slow to complete updating. Even if you have top-notch hardware and a super ...
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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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External HDD is always in use when trying to safely remove

I have a WD 1TB Elements external hard drive, and every time I use the Windows 7 "safely remove" feature, it gives me a dialog telling that a process is using the disk. Using Sysinternals Process ...
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How to delete a file ending in a dot in Windows 7?

After installing Cygwin on Windows 7 and realizing I'm better of with using Linux on a different partition, I wanted to uninstall it. However, Cygwin has no uninstaller so I was left with the option ...
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xtreamer doesn't see Window 7 shares

Weird situation after reinstalling Windows 7 on my PC. Suddenly the xTreamer (media streamer) that's connected to the same LAN doesn't see shares by my PC. Other PCs (and even a MacBook) on the same ...
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What is the effect of booting with additional cores?

I was reading about ways to enhance speed in Windows 7, and I read that you can enable Windows to boot off of four cores vs one to boot faster. Is there a reason why you do not want to use all four ...
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Playing random short clips from a collection of movies

I'm hosting a party, and I want to play random sequences from a collection of movies in the background. I don't want to sit and edit together five hours of footage by hand though. Ideally I would: ...
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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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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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Remote Desktop via Ad-Hoc on Windows 7

Is there a way to connect two PCs running Windows 7 via a wifi ad-hoc network and then use Remote Desktop from one of the PCs to the other? In addition to this the Remote Desktop host PC should still ...
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Multiple mac address connections from the same device

My internet speed dropped from aobut 90Mb/s to 0.5-2Mb/s. Only one computer seemed affected. So I was been looking through the device list on my Linkysys Smart Wi-Fi router and came across something ...
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Can't open Email Attachments file in Microsoft office

I can't open my email attached file in MS Word for editing. How can I disable protect view in Microsoft Office 2007 while opening Email attachments or downloaded files?
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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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How to install CertUtils to Windows 7?

It seems that my version of Windows 7 (SP1, with PowerShell 4) lacks the certutil command. I tried to look for a way to add it manually but failed. Any ideas on how to do it? UPDATE Thanks to ...
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Windows won't start after changing SATA controller mode to RAID in BIOS (Intel X79 GA-X79-UD3)

This seems like a question asked a dozen times, so I've already read and tried many solutions. None of them have worked until now. I installed a fresh Windows 7 x64 on my new computer, on a Gigabyte ...
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How do I save and use Synergy Configuration file?

When I try to save and use my configuration, I get this error message when Synergy starts. NOTE: config file: C:/Program Files/Synergy/synergy.sgc NOTE: log level: NOTE synergys.exe: unrecognized ...
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Sharing a folder between windows 7 and mac os x on vmware

I need to share a folder between windows 7 and mac os x on VMware. How can this be done?
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Setting up swan DVR mobile

I need help setting up my swan DVR, specifically connecting it to my router. The main issue is in the network setup, it asks for a media port (default 09000) and a web port (default 00080). I'm not ...
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The keyboard and mouse both stop working at the same time

I am helping someone with an odd keyboard and mouse issue. Her keyboard and mouse will both stop working at random times. There is no pattern to it, just completely random. I can connect to her ...
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Change size on encrypted partitions with partition tools

OS: Windows 7 64-bit My laptop hard drive is encrypted. It seems like partition tool like Partition Wizard or Partition Master can't recognize the partition format, as it only display "unknown" or "...
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VPN Driver Failed, Cisco AnyConnect

I've been attempting to troubleshoot a VPN issue that I can't seem to resolve. I'm currently using Cisco AnyConnect downloaded from the ASA. I'm getting the following issue. I've tried a couple ...
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VPN Error 800 - Can't connect to network

Every time I am trying to VPN into the server, it comes up with: "Error 800: Unable to establish the VPN connection. The VPN server may be unreachable, or security parameters may not be configured ...
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c-media / gigaware usb headset driver

I have a USB headset (made by Gigaware) which has been working fine for years in my Win 7 machine. But now the device shows up as 'C-media USB headset' in the 'unknown' devices part of Device Manager ...
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Reclaim unallocated space for Windows partition - extend Windows partition on Mac

I'm trying to extend the Windows partition running on my MacBook Air (Bootcamp is used) without losing any data, of course. What I have done is that I have used GParted live to shrink the OS X Lion ...
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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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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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DVD ROM Keeps Spining at random times, especially when starting windows explorer

I didn't had this problem before, recently I bought a SSD and installed Windows 7 x64 on it, and now the DVD sometimes spins without reason, it has no CD in it (this makes a bit of a lag). EDIT: it ...