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Windows 7 credential manager is being reset on reboot and other share issues

Bear with me, this is going to be a long one. There are two computers involved here, both on the same LAN, a desktop and a laptop. Desktop has shares on it, all of them shared on the LAN with two ...
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Standard Windows Pick color dialog doesn't allow to enter 3-digit color codes

The standard Windows 7 Pick color dialog allows me to enter only 2 digits into text fields for hue, saturation, luminance and red, green and blue even though possible value range for each field is one ...
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how to block pushedwebnews.com advertisement in browser?

recently my browser (google chrome on windows 7 prof 64bit) keeps on popping up advertisement. how could i block them? it's not actually virus but quite annoying... I tried google a solution, some ...
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UAC dialog kills my VirtualBox

After recent Virtual Machine updates, none of my VirtualBox operates normally. They start up fine until I need to install something. I have narrowed it down to UAC dialog. Once it comes up (which ...
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Access on host served Angular app in Hyper-v

for testing purposes I want to access my Angular application -- served on port 4200 of my computer (Windows 10) -- inside my HyperV virtual computer (Windows 7). If I enter http://<host-ip>:...
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How can I know how much dedicated video memory in AMD GPU (NOT Intel) and increase it? (Dual GPU Laptop)

Yo, I tried checking my AMD GPU Graphics card dedicated memory in my dual GPU laptop but I when I right-click on Desktop -> Screen Resolution then Advanced settings, I see only Intel and not AMD. So, ...
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Cloning back Ubuntu partition after Windows 10 fresh install

I've had a 240 GB SSD for a while and just got a blank 1 TB HDD. I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Windows 7 Pro (on the SSD). I want to upgrade to W10 while keeping Ubuntu, so I moved all my documents/...
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Bluetooth won't detect/connect to DS4 gamepad on Windows 7

On Amazon I recently bought two devices: "ZEXMTE Bluetooth USB Adapter CSR 4.0 USB Dongle Bluetooth Receiver Transfer Wireless Adapter for Laptop PC Support Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP,Mouse and Keyboard,...
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What is the consequence/disadvantages of continuing to use Windows 7 and not upgrade to Windows 10? [closed]

Some have recommended me to stay in the latest version of the operating system, but I personally believe that everyone likes this while they continue to receive security updates. Windows 7 will ...
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minimized group of apps in windows 7 display as a window

Not sure what I did, but recently I have the minimized windows shown like this: instead of the way before, with the window of that form, instead of a text as it is now. Where can I change that ...
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I was running BitLocker (Windows 7), halfway through BitLocker process crashed

I was running BitLocker (Windows 7) on an external 1500GB HDD and halfway through the USB cable got loose and the BitLocker launcher/process module crashed or stopped. Now it might be running in the ...
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Windows 7: boot to Windows recovery environment without the original install CD?

I installed a new disk to my system that dual boots windows 10 and CentOS, I wanted to add the original disk that boots windows 7 to grub, Grub detected an error, I unplug the other disk and attempt ...
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All the shortcut icons (desktop / Start Menu / taskbar) are plain white w/ folded corner

First, this is a work computer on a domain, and we're seeing this across all profiles, including the local Administrator profile. The shortcuts do work, they just don't display the icons. I'm sure y'...
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where are the windows gvim language default settings?

I am running gvim 8.1 on w7 x64 US english. My windows system regional setting is Germany though as I am located in Germany and I want German currency and date settings. When I run vim and type :lang ...
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`.TXT` file association to Notepad++ “stopped working”

I recently formatted and then reinstalled everything, but oddly now, Windows 7 refuses to let me set Notepad++ as the default .TXT editor. I try to set the "open with" file as usual: right click ...
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(almost) All text becomes blank except in some apps

From time to time, text will become blank in some parts of the system, such as Windows Explorer and other important apps. Even non-system programs will have problems displaying text. The only fix is ...
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How do i enable Virtualization (VT) on Windows 7?

How would I enable vt for Windows 7? Thanks
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AMD Chipset with Windows 7 x64 Reports 3TB drive as 748GB

I have an old AMD system running Windows 7 x64. I recently upgraded to a 3TB drive (from 512GB), cloning my old drive contents over with Acronis. Long story short, it shows up as a 748GB disk. Yes, ...
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Skype 7.40; Remove Home Screen Notification; This version of Skype will be discontinued

Just have followed all instructions here and prevented Skype 7.40 from updating or popping up with please update notices. Would like remove the home screen which still asks for upgrade; here is a ...
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View Windows Backup file selection set without wizard

The Windows 7 Backup tool wizard is painfully slow. Is there a way to view the file selection set another way? Windows backup always acts as if you're running it for the first time and steps through ...
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Virtual Network Interface Card with actual access to the network

I have a computer, Windows 7 Pro, running a program that checks the availability of 3 different ISPs in my network. It simply pings the same host (8.8.8.8) from each ISP and takes some actions when an ...
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If I swap out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD to another one, then reintroduce the original SSD in the PC, will it require Bitlocker-unlocking to use?

I am wondering if it would be possible to take out a Bitlocker encrypted SSD from a PC, put in another one and use the PC, then swap the original drive back without it having to be Bitlocker unlocked. ...
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On long Windows 7 uptimes, Alt-Gr loses functions

I have very long Windows 7 uptimes - many weeks. I would have them much longer - I need it for my workflows. The only trouble which forces me to restart: Alt-Gr loses its function, and then I can't ...
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Align windows on Windows 7 [duplicate]

If I drag a window to the left or right edge of the screen in Windows, Windows will tack it to that edge and resize it to occupy half the screen. On some Linux desktops, this also works in dual ...
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Will performing a “System Repair” in Windows 7 require re-installing my applications/programs?

I haven't done a system repair before, and I'm concerned that the process will alter / screw up my installed applications. Will I have to reinstall any of my apps/programs, or does Windows 7 system ...
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How can I truly run windows file explorer with full administrator privileges on windows 7?

I know this has been asked before because I already tried every answer I could google up. Please read through before marking it as duplicate. My home machine has two accounts set up: one simple ...
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New SATA expansion card 'bootmgr is missing'

I recently installed a new IO Crest 4 Port PCIe SATA III expansion card, because I was out of sata slots, and hooked up an older 100gig SSD I had as a third storage drive. Installation went OK, I ...
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FixedSys looks different under Japanese locale?

In Windows 7 in C:\Windows\Fonts, this is what FixedSys looks like when my system is set to English (US) locale: And this is what it looks like with Japanese locale: They're both called FixedSys, ...
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What could slow down Windows increasingly as days go by?

I wanted to share this experience with all. I eventually fixed it, as explained in below own-answer. Lately, I noticed that some operations on my Windows 7 box were becoming slower and slower as days ...
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MFT is corrupt, cannot read its unmapped extent record 19

I have a Lenovo x220 laptop which I dual boot between Win7 and Ubuntu. I've been running it like this for about two years, and recently upgraded Ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04.5 about two weeks ago, ...
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Microphone recording device only recording audio from Speakers

I just got a new headset with a split connection (pink for mic and green for speakers). It's split just like my last headset but my microphone isn't working quite right. The only thing the mic is ...
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windows 7 not showing correct wifi icon in taskbar

I have windows 7 64bit and there's a problem with wifi icon as show in attached ... even if wifi is connected to network it's still showing another icon(i.e not connected icon). Thanks in advance.
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How to remove Windows 10 from Windows Boot Manager after uninstalling it?

I installed Windows 7 on one partition and formatted the other where I had Windows 10 installed leaving only that one Windows 7 OS on my drive, but I still have two OSs offered in Windows Boot Manager....
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“The specified program requires a newer version of windows” Windows 7 Ultimate

I need to install Atmel studio 7.0 in my PC which is windows 7 Ultimate (Version 6.1 Build version 7600). If i tried to install it is showing error message "The specified program requires a newer ...
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Why do Windows Explorer icons flicker/refresh when opening Chrome or Brave?

Every time I open the very first instance of Chrome or Brave, I notice that my desktop icons all flicker/refresh. It does not do this on subsequent instances. If I close all instances, it will do it ...
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Office 365 licences check keeps running and keeps rescheduling

We have quite a few machines that are running "The Software Protection service is starting" from Office software protection platform service. It enables all the agents and then stop with reschedule. ...
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RAW partition with Live CD, NTFS partition in Windows 7

I have a Windows 7 disk with C letter mount point in NTFS. Windows 7 boot normally with NTFS partition mounted. All is normal. But!, when I boot with a Linux live-cd or other tools like HBoot or ...
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Why does shortcut alt+g open notepad in windows 7?

In my Dell windows 7 computer, Alt+G is a shortcut key for notepad. How can I disable this function? This is not defined in property of notepad.
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Image and sound freeze during gaming, after crash during nvidia gfx driver installation

I encountered crashes during gaming (like Doom etc.), meaning freezed image and sound. A bluescreen wasn't even shown and I had to turn off power. These crashes occured during workload, but no ...
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Minimizing a program go in slow motion

I'm using windows 7 Ultimate.My pc has a Core 2 duo 1.6Ghz processor , with 3 GB RAM. I have reformatted and reinstalled my PC. But now I have a strange issue. When I open a program , and try to ...
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Permanently disable broken TouchPad on HP laptop

I have an HP Folio13 laptop which includes a Synaptics TouchPad. I'm running Windows 7 Home. I want to permanently disable the TouchPad since it doesn't function properly so I use a mouse or keyboard ...
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Backing up files with path names longer than 260 characters

I can save files with long path names (< 260 characters) onto the local hard drive of my PC that has Windows 10. My passport backup system will show the backed up file in the directory, but I will ...
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Also clone “invisible” partitions on laptop's hard drive?

I wanted to boost my old ASUS U32U laptop by replacing its Hard Drive with an SSD. Under Disk Management I shrank the Boot partition (C:) so it could fit on the new drive. However, I also noted some "...
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How to manually perform the changes made by sysprep? [closed]

I have a backup of the Windows 7 operating system made on a totally different hardware than the current one, which I can not start the operating system and I need to start it. For this reason, I need ...
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How would one create Bootable USB with Windows 10 32bit, if there are 64bit already on USB

I have a Bootable USB with Windows 10 64bit (GPT parititioning) I used for my machine, which I created using Rufus. Now I need to install Windows 10 32bit using MBR parititioning, on an older machine ...
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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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Display ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT errors?

This is an odd question, but here goes. I want my browsers to show ERR_CONNECTION_TIMED_OUT errors. My Windows 7 PC is behind an intranet. Being a company PC, I cannot install any hardware, and the ...
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Pen acting like touch in word 2010

With navigating Word 2010 documents on Windows 10, using the pen is interpreted as though it was touch. While the pen is correctly detected as a pen elsewhere in windows (with the special cursor), in ...
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Disk drive D: become invisible after Paging Files settings modification in Windows 7 SP1

My laptop is running Windows 7 Ed Enterprise SP1. It has a physical disk of 250 GB subdivided into 2 primary partitions C: 121GB and D: 111 GB, not counting the small Windows 7 system partition ...
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How to integrate WDK with Visual Studio?

So I downloaded VS installer and wdksetup and runned them at the same time on a PC I left at home. Now I am worried because I have installed WDK even though visual Studio 2017 is not yet installed, ...