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Shell script execute permission not preserved on Windows VM guest in Cygwin

I have a Ubuntu machine that is running a windows 7 VM. I am using VMware workstation 15 pro. My home directory is shared with the VM and is mapped as a network drive on the Windows guest. I have a ...
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Accessing files on a Windows 7 computer from a Windows 10 Computer

I have Windows 7 laptop that I want to be able to copy files from onto a Windows 10 laptop on a regular basis. I've shared the folders on the Win 7 laptop and can see the computer and shares on the ...
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Item in Startup folder admin rights

If an item is place in the C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup folder, will it always be run with admin rights, or the rights of the logged-in user?
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HID-device not recognized (anymore) in 1 certain USB port

In my current project, I'm working with an IPC (Industrial Windows 7 Ultimate PC), and 1 or more Hall sensors. These probes measure the magnetic field strength of a newly produced magnet, and return ...
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Why startup menus all get selected when I turn ON my laptop which was in hibernate mode earlier?

Every morning when I turn on my laptop with Windows 7 32 bit Ultimate OS, the start menu screen looks as shown in screenshot when I right click on empty start menu screen. All menus are get selected ...
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Map Network Drive only on home network

my question is about Mapping a drive. I have a server at home with a couple of drives attached for storage. But i use my laptop at work and when ever i map the drives at home, when i get to work i ...
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Trying remote tasklist in cmd.exe on Windows 7 Pro but getting RPC server error

I have a Windows 7 Pro PC that is on my company domain. We have a Windows Server 2003 R2 domain controller and I have a domain administrator account that is a local administrator on all the office ...
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Move Evernote folder to %USERPROFILE\AppData

I don't like application data clogging up my user folder, so I'm trying to move my Evernote folder, which contains the databases and the main logs, from the default location on the user folder to %...
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How to set a new default program association in Win7 [duplicate]

In Win7, I want to set perl.exe as the defailt program for files with a .pl extension. That extension does not appear on the prefilled list on the 'Set Default Programs' page, and I see no way of ...
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nslookup does not resolve hostname into IP address

I have a Windows 7 machine on which I have a shared folder. I also have an all-in-one printer/scanner, and I'm trying to set up its scanner functionality to deposit scanned files into the shared ...
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Bad Sector: Do I need to replace my hard disk?

Recently my computer started to behave strangely. It hangs or stops responding suddenly, some known and unknown programs (system applications I think, and others too) starts shutting down all of a ...
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Making ISO from Pen drive or creating bootable DVD with cutom install.wim and boot.wim file

I know there have been many question has been asked in this site (for example: this one) and also have many many answer but not answer does not fulfill my requirement, that's why i am creating this ...
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HP 4540s Change Password using fingerprint [duplicate]

I'm trying to change my password on my HP Probook 4540s. But, I forgot the password I used. The only this I have here is the fingerprint. I can still login using fingerprint. But I want to change it ...
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How to get 64 bit Windows desktop app to read the wow6432node

I installed a windows desktop application. The installer is Inno Setup and it put my license key for the app under the wow6432node. But when I start the app it tells me it cannot find the license. ...
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Why can I restore from a Windows 7 backup without the MediaID.bin?

When I read about Windows 7 backups the MediaID.bin file in the volume root is pretty much always mentioned as required. When I remove that file I can still open and seemingly restore files from the ...
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Find offset in dual monitor arrangement in Windows 7 (and up)

If two monitors are not aligned on the top or bottom edge, is there a way to find out the value of the offset on either one of the edges? I want to do it without purely visual inspection using a ...
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How to use a Windows share mapped using `net use \\host\share`?

How to use a Windows share mapped using net use \\host\share? I've accidentally forgotten to include the device name, e.g. Z:, in the above command, resulting in the share being mapped without a ...
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Why does Windows keep regenerating unneeded .regtrans-ms files in my user folder?

This is a follow-on question from this one. As concluded in that answer, these files are supposedly registry transaction files - files that should have been merged into the registry at some point and ...
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What are these files in my Windows 7 user folder for, and are they necessary to keep?

I have the following files in my user folder: Although the files are system files, I'm constantly seeing them because I'm used to browsing Explorer with system files shown for the greater level of ...
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Vagrant / Virtualbox, can't sync folders, then can't SSH

Host machine is Windows 7. VM box is: centos/7 Provider is Virtualbox After several hours of getting it to "work". I now realized synced folders is not working. After research, they said I need to ...
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Remove profiles completely on Windows [closed]

I've set a Group Policy to remove user profiles not used for 30 days, they are training machines. This functions and removes them from the user profiles list (see borrowed image) but leaves the ...
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How can I stop file contents being displayed in Windows 7 explorer

These file contents details have started being displayed when I search for files in Windows 7. I've looked through folder options and can't find anything that stops them being displayed. I'd prefer ...
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System image to restore windows 7 on new 2 in 1 laptop.

Recently, my old lenovo L440, running windows 7 64bit had some damage to the motherboard leading to a replacement computer. I purchased a Lenovo Yoga 730 2 in 1 with the i7 8550U processor which runs ...
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Why isn't Adobe Flash Player installing on my PC?

Security issues aside, I recently had a need to use Adobe Flash Player recently because I have some old .swf files that I created back in college and would like to watch again. I realised that I ...
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(XMBC) Reversed buttons 4 and 5 not working as they should

XMBC Version: v2.17 Windows Version: Win7 Mouse Information (brand/model): Zelotes T-80 A clear description of the problem: My mouse comes with inverted backwards and forwards buttons. I have no ...
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Windows minimize when I drag them into the center of the screen

In Windows 7, when I drag to either left corner or right corner of the screen, it takes up half of the screen space. But when I drag it back into the center, it minimizes back to its original size. ...
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VPN web traffic?

Laptop is company issued. PC is personal. VPN only connected via laptop. If I RDP to my company laptop on my home network is there any way the company could see any web traffic on my personal device?
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Getting Multiple Screens Aligned in Windows 7

I'm trying to get my two screens aligned so the mouse cursor doesn't jump when I cross from one screen to another. I understand that I can go into Screen Resolution in order to drag the screens ...
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What drivers is windows currently using for my mouse?

I'm trying to find my mouse driver, so I can reverse-engineer it. The mouse I'm currently using has a problem with reversed thumb buttons. I want to decompile the driver and change the way those two ...
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How to downgrade sourcetree back to 1.9.x?

I thought that maybe upgrading sourcetree to the newest version would rid me of some really annoying bugs. But I was wrong - known bugs got worse and new major issues appeared (for example, the app ...
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DELL extended monitor from Dell laptop by docking station

I have a DELL laptop connected to another DELL 23" HD monitor by VGA cable connected to docking station. The resolution on the extended monitor is blur and the monitor driver detects PnP montor. I ...
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How to disable this annoying notifications in K7 Total security?

I am using K7 Total Security 15.1.0345 in Windows 7 OS. But I am getting this annoying notification every second: How to disable this thing?
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Could not boot up the laptop until BIOS is reset

I meet a strange problem recently which did not happen before. My acer E5-471g laptop could not boot up though the battery is full. I press the boot up button and nothing happens. And I unplug the ...
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Windows 7 Ultimate: replace “Hibernate after” with “Shutdown after”

Sometimes I put my laptop to sleep (suspend to RAM, not hibernate), but could happen that I don’t reactivate it for days: in such case, despite the fact that the sleep state consume little percentage ...
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How to make “New” appear in the contextual menu when a file is selected?

When a file is selected in the Windows 7 Explorer, the contextual menu doesn't show the "New" element: How to force the "New" menu/submenu to appear even if a file is selected? This would make the ...
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Create a text file with a keyboard shortcut in Windows Explorer

I'm using the solution from How to create a new text document (TXT) file by a Hotkey? since a few years, with Autohotkey, and it allows to create a new text file anywhere in the Windows explorer with ...
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How can we transfer the files from one drive to aonther in the system [closed]

A puzzle of How to transfer the files from one drive to another without using the mouse in the system?
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Random Click Count on Left Click With Mouse

I'm hoping someone can help me out with this, because the effects are driving me crazy. Basically, left-clicking with my mouse delivers a random number of clicks each time. Sometimes there's no ...
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How can I open and display permanently the windows “sound control” shown in the picture?

I am using Deezer for listening to Music. I just found out that when using my Keyboard 'FN'-keys to adjust the volume a window appears which shows the current volume and also have the possibility in ...
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How do I check if the three last characters of a variable match another variable?

I have %var1% and %var2% var1="UserInput" var2=file.log If a user types %var1% as "file.txt", how can I (if possible) check only the three last characters (Or the file format if that's possible) to ...
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AZZcardfile.exe “Probably <my Microsoft cardfile.exe .CRD data file> is not Microsoft CRD file.”

I tried a backup of my .CRD and get same ERROR msg from AZZcardfile. Background: My CARDFILE.EXE app no longer boots since Sept.2018 on Win 10. Used to work just fine on Win10 for months.
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SD card files get destroyed by my PC

My PC (At work) is an HP 6305 mini-case system (I bought it as a second hand several months ago) that I have installed Windows7 Ultimate 64bit on it. When I connect an SD card to its USB port, it ...
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Cannot change my network id or domain name On win 7 Enterprise

Im logged in as a local administrator on a machine part of a workgroup and find that Under the "computer name" tab in system properties, the option to click the "change" button or "network id" is ...
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VMware and Linux

I have the following problem: I need to connect the virtual machine (windows 7) to my host(Ubuntu): My host Ubuntu have internet access. Ubuntu must as act a gateway of windows 7. Windows 7 VM must ...
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win7/constantly get limited access to internet but fixed with manual reconnect

For the last few months, my Dell XPS L502x laptop with windows 7 keeps losing access to wifi with "limited access" message on the internet access icon. A simple disconnect/reconnect fixes the issue ...
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Move Windows 7 partition from Hard drive with linux (dual boot) to another new hard drive

I have got a computer with a single hard drive that has Linux (Lubuntu) and Windows 7 in it. The hard drive boots well with grub. The windows 7 partition run out of space, and I would like to move to ...
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Missing file within zipped directory upon extraction (Windows 7)

I am a very new Windows user. I downloaded a zipped file that contains a directory with ESRI shapefiles (a directory with a collection of files used with mapping software). However, when I open it, ...
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How do I shrink disk in safe mode? Error: “DiskPart has encountered an error: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode”

I have a Windows 7 computer that won't boot in regular mode, so I'm booting in Safe Mode to make a backup. This fails, wbadmin start backup does not work in Safe Mode (I have been unable to find ...
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Sharing Yubikey between host and VMWare

I have a Yubikey 4 working on my Win10 host machine, but also want to use in my VMWare Workstation 12 Win7 session. At first, connecting to the shared Yubico device failed, because Windows could not ...
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IP address conflict - what can be this? [closed]

OK guys I'm running Win 7 HP. The router was turned off for the night and now when I opened a browser I first got this pop-up. At that time there was no one else at home using the Wifi. I was not ...