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VirtualBox keeps giving error when I try to start a new machine

So I am running Windows 7 (the 64-bit version) with a 64-bit processor (I checked) right now and have downloaded and installed VirtualBox. I want to run Kali Linux on it so I created my first virtual ...
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Can I recover my old Windows 7 os

I had a PC preinstalled with Windows 7. Since it wasn't working and the shop owner could not repair it, I bought a new PC preinstalled with Windows 10. I want to use the old Windows 7 alongside ...
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Windows 7 can't connect to System Event Notification System

I was running windows 7 32 bit sp 1 on my laptop and when i turned it on in the morning it took a solid 10 min or so to get pass the welcome screen. When i got to the desktop it showed that windows ...
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Printer list for Windows Vista

I am trying to install an old printer into Windows 7. The original driver, which worked in XP, won't install in 7; I understand that there were internal changes starting with Vista. Windows 7 does ...
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In Windows 7 or 10 have duplicate display with only part of original display

I'd like to do something like in the diagram, where I duplicate only part of a display in either Windows 7 or Windows 10. It would be great if a solution doesn't require 3rd party software, but if it ...
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Diagnosing a Windows super-hang/freeze 😕

Around fall of 2019, I started experiencing a problem whereby Windows would occasional hang/freeze very hard. So hard in fact, that even the low-level crash-on-control function doesn't work! That is, ...
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User name while using windows 7 Remote desktop [duplicate]

Got my old laptop installed with Windows 7 Professional. While creating user I put my full name as Mahesh M. Kadam and completed the procedure.I feel as this laptop is going to be used at only home so ...
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What could be the reason for no longer being able to ping my router or connect to network? What else can I try?

First off - I was eventually told to post here by a user on another SE site after several users had downvoted me with no explanation until one finally was kind enough to explain that I'd misunderstood ...
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What will be the best to increase the speed of the computer i.e. RAM should be increased or SSD should be installed in the computer [closed]

I have Dell,i5 laptop 7th generation windows and I am a android developer and we know android studio requires a lot of memory. So, to increase the working speed of my computer what should be done. I ...
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Do a context menu action for multiple selected files in the Windows Explorer

I'd like to create a Windows Explorer context menu action for multiple selected files. I created a key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\MyAction\command with a string value C:\python37\python.exe "c:\...
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ntoskrnl.exe doesn't release handle on closed *.exe files

It's an issue on a Win7-system. It looks like system-Process (PID 4) (running ntoskrnl.exe) doesn't releases handles on *.exe files after the programs are closed. Hence, those files can't be deleted, ...
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Laptop overheating due to heavy software lately installed

I have an hp laptop with windows 7, 64 bit.I lately tried downloading Solidworks 2015 of 7.6 Gb. Ever since I did that i think my windows didn't support it much.my laptop has so much slowed down and ...
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Find the rotated images in folders

A folder contains 134944 files and 6919 folders. They are graduation albums contains scenes and avtars. The jpg images were generate by the scansnap sv600 and then manually slice, copy, paste, rename,...
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Date of creation for saved Wireless networks (WIN7) [duplicate]

is there any way accessing files related to the saved wireless networks in win7? or in other word, is there any way to check time of creation for a saved wireless profile? there is no much information ...
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How to Change window frame border width in Google Chrome on Win 7

I find the window height and width handles, i.e. the window frame border, too thin to easily capture them with my mouse. Google Chrome v 81 as best I can tell is unaffected by the settings from ...
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What could cause Windows Explorer to display the error that data couldn't be read from the source file or disk when attempting to copy a file?

Recently, I was copying a folder containing multiple files from my internal hard drive to an external USB drive - both drives formatted with NTFS. All of the files were successfully copied - apart ...
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How do I boot to Windows 7 (32 bit) with my 2017 Macbook running Catalina 10.15.5?

Bootcamp will not let me install anything besides window 10 and I cannot find the instructions to create a bootable windows 7 usb using Catalina anywhere online. Please help! Thank you.
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WEBDAV files not shown on WEBDAV folder repository

I've a Windows 2012 domanin server in which different users connect via WEBDAV to different resources. I've mapped a resource (a folder with different subfolder) via WEBDAV-SSL link. When a user ...
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BitLocker unlock D: with a unique password prompt on Windows start

My personal data is in D:\, which is BitLocker-ed with a password. On Windows 7 boot, a few programs in Startup should access to D:\, such as the wonderful Everything indexing software. How to have a ...
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How to Increase “System Reserved” partition size in Windows 7

The goal is to expand a Windows 7 SSD System Reserved Partition from 39MB and add 500MB to the partition. I was able to reduce the size of the C:\ partition by 500 GB. The diskmgmt.msc tool (run as ...
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Windows 7 machine, network packets not going out

This is a bizarre situation. It seems like something in Windows 7 is preventing packets from going out over Ethernet. This is a Windows 7 desktop machine, about 8 years old, but top-of-the-line then ...
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Windows 7 Freezes on Boot

I have a HP ProBook 4530s running Windows 7 SP1 that will not boot when I try to turn it on. After about 20 seconds of Starting Windows the entire system freezes. The disk activity light turns of as ...
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Windows 7 BootDevice Not Found after failing to install linux

I have used ubuntu on my laptop for some months. A few days ago, the repository system or whatever it is called ran into problem. I can no longer install, update or upgrade my ubuntu system. After ...
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Headphones not detecting in Windows 7 64 Bit HP laptop

I have recently installed windows 7 64 bit on my HP laptop. I have download from this link. The issue I am facing is I am not able to configure the laptop to detect headphone. I tied to go to device ...
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Why don't external hard drives have capacitors?

In Windows when you plug in some external hard drive there's like 90% chance you won't be able to unplug it safely. Half of the time you get the message that some program is using it even though it's ...
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Recently Scammed

I've tried everything I know to get my PC working again properly after a bogus email update posing as a Microsoft update. Computer repairs are closed because of the virus but my local man said I could ...
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Where are saved folder custom display settings such as “Group by > Date modified”?

I right-clicked in a folder D:\Test\ABC and selected "Group by > Date modified", this is really useful for some specific folders, see screenshot below. Out of curiosity, where is saved ...
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Any Hotfix available for Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 (no service packs installed) for auto updating Root certificates

I am aware that a hotfix is available for Windows 7 service pack 1 "Support for urgent Trusted Root updates for Windows Root Certificate Program in Windows", but could not find a similar ...
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Unattended reboot on HDD2

I know the problem since decades now: let's say you want to reboot your computer on HDD2 or HDD3, to boot on another OS than the main OS. You have to: Start menu > Restart computer Wait a few ...
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use virtual box to boot from physical ssd with windows installation?

This seems to be possible on linux but i can't find a tutorial for doing it within windows. currently i'm on windows 7 and want to run a vm from an ssd that already has a windows 10 installation on it....
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Windows 7 Pro computer not visible on other Windows 7 Pro “network.”

The laptop has my only DVD player, so we want to mount it (to use Unix terms I'm familiar with) on the desktop. Both are connected to the same hub and both can read the NAS connected to the hub, and ...
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What is an SID and what happens if I remove it through sysprep?

Let me start from the beginning: So, this morning, I started my computer and my keyboard and mouse wouldn't respond. No big deal right? I'll just unplug and replug them in. No dice. I have since ...
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No input devices working after startup

It's a normal day. I start my PC and try to login and BAM. Both my keyboard and mouse are not working. The devices itself are working fine (I can see the lights and stuff) but Windows somehow doesnt ...
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Cannot connect laptop screen to LCD using Anycast device

I want to connect my laptop screen to my LCD screen using Anycast. When I turn on my Anycast device, it shows in my available network, but it doesn't connect. I can screen mirror my mobile device onto ...
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How to determine a Windows 7 license type from files under C:\?

I need to create a repair disc for a machine running Windows 7 Professional x86, but first I need to find out the exact license type before burning the only DVD I have, because (believe me) all USB ...
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Windows Media Player not playing MP4 files, even after I try to install Klite codec pack and media.player.codec.pack

Windows Media Player not playing MP4 files, even after I try to install Klite codec pack and media.player.codec.pack I have looked at "windows media player cannot play the file" mp4 but ...
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Adding Atom (editor) to the path in Windows 7

I have downloaded the Atom (editor)'s .zip file to my Windows 7 computer and haven't installed it using the installer. When I try to launch Atom from the Git BASH terminal in a casual directory, I ...
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Data recovery; I cant access some specific data on my D drive. It says permissions issue [duplicate]

The problem is that since I was running a dual boot system on my pc, I accidentally deleted my windows 7 via system configuration. Since I cant log back into windows 7, I cant even access data on that ...
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Windows 7 Extend Main Partition Not allowed

UPDATE  I have changed this SSD to "dynamic disk" https://superuser.com/a/1080796/1074900 merged the 70 GB Other NTFS partition to the 10 GB Unallocated space than restarted the machine ...
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How do you stop discord starting up with Windows?

How do you stop discord starting up with Windows? I am aware that discord has a web browser version and a desktop version. I have installed the discord program. I can't see an option to stop it ...
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Can I prevent Windows Explorer windows from getting smaller when I switch between screen resolutions?

Normally I use a monitor with 2560x1440 resolution but often I have to change to a lower resolution in order to duplicate my screen to a nearby TV. When I do this, my Windows Explorer windows shrink ...
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Can I use My Desktop Internal Hard Disk as Internal Laptop Hard Disk and Linux on it?

I have a 3.5' Desktop Internal Hard Disk 320 GB. I want to install Linux Operating System. Can I install Linux on it as use it as my Internal Laptop Hard Disk???? Because I have Laptop as a Primary ...
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Windows 7 login screen doesnt show user and password field

All it shows is a black background with ease of access, wondows logo and shut down button on the bottom with the mouse cursor controllable, same thing on safe mode. It started when I downloaded a ...
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No Drives - While Windows 7 Installation

My Friend laptop had some issue while ON the laptop, It shows product logo,boot option everything After that it shows blackscreen with blinking cursor. so try to repair startup using OS - Repair ...
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Does disabling a Google Chrome extension prevent any code of the extension from being executed?

I disabled a Google Chrome extension: However, based on some recent experience, I am starting to wonder whether disabling a Google Chrome extension is a guarantee that no code from the extension is ...
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How can I detect what causes Chrome to open a tab for “http://eaes.2track.info/” each time I search something in the address bar?

How can I detect what causes Chrome to open a tab for "http://eaes.2track.info/" each time I search something in the address bar? Interestingly this only happens for the first few searches I do after ...
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Mouse not detected in windows 7 virtual machine

I have a gaming mouse with programmable buttons and led-lights. I want to customize the mouse with some software which came with the mouse. I got it in cd-form, but I downloaded it from the store's ...
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My laptop always show the error “Aw, Snap!” all the time when trying to access any webpage, including the New Tabs. How do I fix this?

I have a 10 year old laptop running Windows 7. This laptop is able to connect to Wi-Fi, but unable to access any webpage from any browser. In Chrome, all the tabs always open with "Aw, Snap!" error ...
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Adding option “convert to pdf” to right click?

I am using windows 7 As shown in attached snapshot,When i right click on any file,a menu/drop down opens. Which does not contain option "convert to pdf" How can i add this option to right click menu?
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Saving pdf in same folder where original word file is located?

I am using MS Word 2007 in windows 7 When i try to save as pdf ,the window default opens at my document but i want to save it in "D" drive in my unniversity folder,where word file was originally ...