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Repairing Corrupted Windows 7 USB/Internet Drivers from Linux Boot

I have a Windows 7 Pro computer for which all drivers (internet, USB, COM) are corrupted or missing. I was able to use a PS2 keyboard to go into to the computer and confirm this. I then tried the ...
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Video playback is cut - GPU RX 560

I built a PC with this configuration: ASRock B450M Pro4 Ryzen 5 2600 RX 560 OC 2 GB Windows 7 When I play video at 720p / 1080p / 4K / 8K, it cuts so terribly. When I play the VLC video on a PC, it ...
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What kind of RAM should i buy for my laptop

I have a HP Pavilion dv6-7000-sy laptop. It's about 5-6 years old now. It has a nvidia geforce 630m 2GB grpahics card. Laptop itself has 6GB ram installed, but with some investication it seems that ...
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Requiring Admin Previleges to Change Proxy Settings

I have installed a Squid server to allow a whitelist-only internet access to my employees. All of them are using Standard User accounts in Windows 7 Professional. I changed the proxy settings in ...
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SMBus driver issue

I've been having an issue with one of the drivers on my Lenovo G475 laptop (Windows 7). I tried installing a windows driver update for the "AMD SMBus" but the installation failed with the error code ...
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Backup & Restore desktop icons on Windows 7

My home computer, laptop and work PC have different desktop sizes. When I remotely connect from home to work or laptop to work via Citrix, Citrix rearranges my desktop icons on my work PC. I would ...
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Is Advanced Boot Options Same as Advanced Startup Options?

Is Advanced Boot Options exactly same as Advanced Startup Options? Or is Advanced Boot Options only available in Windows 7 and it's replaced by Advanced Startup Options later on in Windows 8?
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Excel: Filter for Recent Changes That Need to be Accepted

I want to filter a sheet to show only rows with cells that are marked for review by the Track Changes feature. Does anyone know if/how it's possible?
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Cannot render STL (3D file) in web browser, where it worked before

I have been using this 3D rendering of the ISS for months now for a project. All of the sudden it doesn't work. It looks like it's going to load, the progress bar starts moving but only gets to ...
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Bridging Ethernet Adapters for Active Backup?

I have two ethernet adapters I have bridged. I would like to configure them for active backup in case one of them should fail. How do I do this?
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How to access my 2nd internal harddrive?

I have replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu on my old PC. There is another internal hard drive in my old PC, that contains a lot of data. I cannot access this hard drive, as it is not mounted. This is how ...
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Windows 7 cannot store cookie on non-https sites

I found that my computer cannot remember cookie on non-https sites when I tried to login in a site. I checked the cookies when I submit the form, and as expected the cookies suddenly changed. I ...
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Advice regarding Resource Monitor

My Windows 7 laptop is running very slowly and can take an age to start up. Following advice elsewhere in this forum I have taken a look at Resource Monitor and I see that running programmes are ...
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Difference between benchmark and windows copying in external HDD speed

I just got a new external USB 3.0 HDD (Seagate Expansion 6TB), formatted as NTFS. When writing large files to that HDD via the Windows 7 Professional explorer, I see very slow writing speeds according ...
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Time Master FX-9 Lite displays unhandled exception error when printing DTR

I have Time Master Timekeeping System (LITE edition) to keep the attendance of our employees. I formatted my computer and reinstall the application and there's no error when installing. Then I tried ...
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Windows 10 MSG command mystery

I'm an old-timer experienced Windows user from way back. My main computer is a Windows 7 Pro box. We bought a new PC for a new office; it of course has Windows 10 (Home) on it. I was doing some work ...
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View PC graphics output without monitor

I recently inherited an older PC running win7 and I wanted to see if it still works, the issue is I don't have an VGA monitor and VGA is all the computer supports, so at the moment, there is no way ...
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My computer makes the following noise on shutdown

When I shutdown my computer, right before it powers off, it makes the following noise: (careful, somewhat loud) https://vocaroo.com/i/s1QYJ2Hqxs8A What does it mean?
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Can delete a file through windows explorer but not through batch file

When trying to delete a file from a network location via windows (I am on windows 7) batch file using a "del" command with /f and /q flags, I see an "Access is denied." message, and the file is not ...
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How to sign out of google chrome browser and remove google toolbar?

It use to be nice and one can sign out of google chrome account and it will clean up all personalization like remove the toolbar etc but not anymore! It's not easy to signout completely but now you ...
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How to restore files from blocked directory [on hold]

I replaced my old HDD with SSD and put a new Windows 7 on it. After that I realized that I was missing some important documents, which were in the desktop directory. I tried to use my old HDD as an ...
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search a sentence in a directory with 100 Excel-Files (xlsx)

i have in one directory 100 Excel-Files (*.xlsx) i'm looking for one Sentence "WW-XX" How can i find out in which Excel-File is these "WW-XX"?
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How to convert SSD from MBR to GPT during clean install of Windows 7? [duplicate]

I'm trying to convert an SSD from MBR to GPT when installing Windows 7 so I can use UEFI rather than Legacy boot mode. I realize there are a few related questions here but I didn't find them ...
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How to remove drive letter from first primary active boot partition, or how to just delete it and still boot

I created an image backup and restored it to a VHD file. The original drive has three primary partitions. It also has two CDRom drives, shown as the first two volumes. This is how diskpart lists ...
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Use speakers while headset is plugged in

I want to use my laptop's built-in speakers while my headset is plugged in (because I need to use my headset's microphone). My laptop doesn't separate my headset from my laptop speakers when it is ...
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Find Missing Numbers

I have a big list of files with names (videos) I managed to write all file names in a text file. Now I have a text file with a lot of file names (one episode per line) Now I need something that can ...
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How to make a ISO file out of a folder containing Windows 7 setup files

I copied the Windows 7 image from a USB Bootable device to my HDD. I want to convert that folder to an ISO and use that to create a bootable USB. Please tell me how I can make an ISO image out of ...
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What secret super-hidden files (or whatever) are taking up my hard 2TB of my hard drive? [duplicate]

I have a 5TB hard drive (4.54TB in reality). Properties tells me I've used 4.45TB. It includes one system backup of roughly 1.8TB. I decided to move everything (except system files, recycle bin, and ...
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Oracle Database 11g hangs on windows 7 at step 19

I am trying to install oracle database 11g in windows 7 professional 32 bit. All the steps are okay but in the prerequisite checking after 100% check the UI hangs and even waiting for 1-2hrs doesn't ...
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Win7 - Blocking an address with the firewall has no effect

I'm attempting to block an IP adress with netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="BLOCKED IP" interface=any dir=in action=block remoteip=<ip_address> But then I can ping the IP address and ...
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windows 7 cannot open chm files anymore

This is not a duplicate from How to Unblock Previously Unblocked CHM File In my case, the chm file is not on a network drive, it is on a local folder, it has opened in the past without problems, the ...
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What are the best ways to make use of my SSD's extra capacity? [closed]

I recently bought a new SSD to replace an old one with less capacity. Previously I'd only used the old SSD as a boot/Program Files drive, but only half of the new SSD is taken up by the C:\ partition, ...
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(Win7) Bluetooth devices disconnected?

The bluetooth headset and headphones are "disconnected" and the connect button does nothing. I've tried restarting my computer multiple times, reconnecting my headset, disabling and re-enabling ...
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How to play openload, vshare links in Windows 7?

I watch streaming videos online, most of the sites upload their videos on "openload" & vshare.io". Here is the sample vhsare.io link: https://vshare.io/d/e0nf8j4. But this video link is showing ...
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Laptop screen too dark

Laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad E540) screen is too dark. You can see a little if you use external light directly on screen and it's working properly with an external monitor. I had two Thinkpad E540: A - ...
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Can I backup data without Booting?

I am using Windows 7. Recently, when I turned on my PC, it ran CHKDSK on one of my drive and after that, when the computer booted, I was unable to access that drive without formatting it. Now whenever ...
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Running inkscape.com sometimes spawns CPU eating endless process inkscape.exe

I am batch exporting layers from SVG file using inkscape CLI on windows. First I thought it's my command causing the issue: "D:\programs\inkscape\inkscape.com" "D:\images\PLA\ALARMS_CIRCLE.svg" -i ...
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Windows (7 Pro x64) or any other application is not displaying certain Cyrillic characters correctly

I'm having a small problem. (What else could be the case, right?) Certain Cyrillic characters aren't showing up in both Windows (7 Pro 64-bit) or any other application (i.e. Chrome, Opera, a custom ...
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My computer ran CHKDSK before startup

This happened on an old "SONY VAIO" Model: PCG-61112L. This computer was broken and I have fixed it but when I turned it on winload.exe was missing so then I created a windows 7 repair drive and fixed ...
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Move Win7 partition to another disk

I have a problem: my HP Stream has a 32GB built-in drive, and the software updates to Win7 need more space :-( The partitions on the 32GB drive are: EFI MS protected Win7 Windows recovery I have a ...
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Windows 7 setup on HP pavilion g6

I don't know how to describe the problem on the title. Few days back I bought a used HP Pavilion G6. It had the OEM installed windows 7(I didn't remember which edition it was). After buying the ...
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Using Chrome, PDFs sometimes download other times open in Chrome — other answers to this topic do not address my situation

I use a standalone laptop (not networked, no server), using the current/most recent version of Chrome. My content>PDF setting is to "download PDFs" (i.e. NOT open in chrome), yet some PDFs open in ...
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Can I delete the folders that Windows updates created in my root folder?

I notice a few folders like so in the root of my Windows 7 computer: C:\>dir /b 1258193cc8f2dcf7dadb1e fb586dbf00697c58228fdbfc ... Upon opening them, I notice they are hotfixes and patches ...
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IrfanView won't remember the last window size/position on exit?

I'm using a portable version of IrfanView 4.51 (32-bit) on Windows 7 (Dual Screen) and it won't remember the last window size/position on exit? The checkbox 'Remember the last window size (on program ...
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What is causing the 'Render Process Exited' Dialogue Box to appear upon shut down?

For the past few days, I have noticed that a 'Render Process Excited' dialogue box appears whenever I go to shut down my Laptop. Any ideas what this is and how I can remedy its issue? I have had the ...
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Entirely removing Windows 7 OS from laptop and installing Windows 10 - BitLocker concerns

I have a Toshiba Laptop with Windows 7 installed on right now. It is divided into 3 main partitions: C for operating system - Not locked with Bitlcoker D for normal files - Not ...
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Computer beeps at boot 3 times and loads Windows

Just recently for the last 3 weeks, my desktop PC is beeping at boot and then boots Windows successfully. When I am on the PC, I don't see any issues at all. The beeps are short and as follows. beep ...
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SharePoint mapped as network drive no longer works

I have in the past accessed two SharePoint sites on our company network by mapping them as network drives. That is, I have added a network drive in File Explorer to a URL of the form https://...
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BitLocker takes days on an empty external disk / Is “Encrypt used disk space only” available on Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 x64 and a brand new USB external 2 TB hard drive. I formatted it and I confirm it's empty. I enabled BitLocker, and two things happen: It is about to take at least 10 hours or even ...
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Masked (hidden) failures copying large folder with File Explorer

When I start copying a very large folder (say 40 GB) in Windows 7 File Explorer, the rate of progress indicates that it may take hours to complete. So I leave it overnight, only to discover in the ...