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Logilink RS232c USB-to-Serial converter software

I have a device with RS232 that works with a PCI board, however when I install a Logilink USB-to-Serial converter, I stop receiving data from my device. How do I resolve this? PCI Board configuration:...
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USB drive is none bootable & always shows as removable drive now

First post. Can anyone help? I have 2 USB drives that I have used many times to install Win 7 (bootable) however they are no longer working this way. I have deleted partition & re formatted but ...
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Need to use chkdsk after every dismount of Seagate exfat drive in mac

Do not start virtual machine program to use external disk without ejecting disk first from mac (better to always do it). I get irritating problem and I can't find resolution to it. Can't I manually ...
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o365 iMAP “Sent to mail recipient” while outlook closed

I'm having an issue when using the "send to mail" feature in windows. When using this option and outlook is not open it will open the send window like normal but after clicking send this will result ...
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Windows 7 32-bit SP1 - Aero stops working after logging out, locking, getting UAC Secure Desktop prompt

I have a Windows 7 desktop (Core 2 Duo E8400, 4 GB DDR2, AMD Radeon HD 8570 1 GB). Aero works fine and doesn't cause any issues. However, any time I do Control-Alt-Delete, get a UAC prompt (with ...
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Where can I see Chrome Remote Desktop's connection log?

Where can I see Chrome Remote Desktop's connection log (i.e., given a Chrome Remote Desktop host computer, see the list of connections that accessed the host computer)?
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Stop scanning\contention on dual boot win7 win10 system

I have a win 7 install, which I have added a drive and installed win 10 on a separate drive. To stop each windows install from messing with the other disk, I have disabled those disks in the device ...
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How to let windows 10 automatically install drivers?

I have a p.c. and a laptop, I recently update pc from windows 7 to 8.1 and my printer drivers were installed automatically on it. But when I connect printer to laptop (windows 10 may update 2004) it ...
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How do I fix access denied to encypted files after disabling ESF in the midst of decrypt

This is on windows 7 Lenovo W530. My whole drive is encrypted and been that way for a while. So I disabled ESF while decryption was running, then halted decryption and rebooted. Now, most of my docs ...
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2 screens Resolution Issue while gaming

My laptop is connected to 2 screens, the main one which resolution is 1400*900 and the 2nd one (1280*1024) When I run the game on my 2nd screen (1280*1024) it works fine however the scrolling is so ...
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Use mouse move, click, keyboard button press as a trigger

I would like to launch a screen record software every time someone touches the computer. for that, is there a way to use a mouse move, a click, a press on a keyboard button (or any sign of human ...
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ntfsdisablelastaccessupdate and presence of dates/times [duplicate]

With NtfsDisableLastAccessUpdate having a value of 1 there should be NO last accessed dates and times recorded but when I look, I can find plenty of files that have last accessed dates and times ...
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Is there a way to get a virtual Fn key to work on a virtual keyboard? (Not a toggle Fn key so not like what the default on-screen keyboard does)

Is there a way to get a virtual Fn key to work on a virtual keyboard? (Not a toggle Fn key so not like what the default on-screen keyboard) For example, the keyboard on my laptop has a key that says ...
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Bootable USB Drive with Win 7 64 bits ISO loaded does not boot my laptop

I created a bootable USB Drive on my macbook via sudo dd commands. Files were correctly loaded onto USB (I made sure 'bootmgr' was there) but when I try to boot a windows computer BOOTMGR is missing ...
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Win10 error booting when Win7 instaled on second ssd

I've unplugged main SSD with Windows10 and installed Windows7 on secondary on board SSD. When I plugged in main SSD, Windows10 failed to boot. It runs disk checker over and over. I've even deleted ...
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join lines and newlines command for ffmpeg?

I am using FFMPEG to add text to video but am not managing how to skip lines/ add line breaks. I am looking forward to adding a text to the video but not all the text within the same as it is right ...
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Where the folder disappear while copying

I have 240 SSD hard drive and 1TB normal drive. Programs and booting are installed in SSD and rest files in the 1TB hard drive. I was copying the folder from download folder to other drive. 8 folder ...
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Data loss while moving to a USB drive

My dad was moving two folders with important files to a USB drive. He cut the folders and pasted them to the USB, when he tried to access the files in one of the folders on another computer, he ...
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Microsoft Visual C ++ 2015 Redistributable x64 failed install

Microsoft Visual C ++ 2015 Redistributable x64 - failed to install on my Windows 7 installation, it says 'only Windows XP and above'. Please help.
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Open With - Can't associate *.txt with Notepad++ [duplicate]

During the Open With dialog I am presented with a few choices: Notepad.exe, Firefox, and Wordpad.exe. I want to use Notepad++ However, since it does not appear I click the "browse" button and select ...
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what to do if keyboard doesn't have a straight fn key lock?

I have an external keyboard for my laptop. fn key used to work perfectly fine but I think I pressed a combination that enabled fn key lock. keyboard doesn't have a button for the key lock. the thing I ...
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How to determine which files from C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed can be removed?

Got an old 2008 R2 server where the C:\Windows\Installer\$PatchCache$\Managed is taking up 5 GB of the 92Gb available. I have been checking all the old threads but not really coming across a clear ...
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Where to Get Version 1809 of Win 10 [duplicate]

As far as I know, Version 1809 of Windows 10 was the last version that worked for my EMU1212M sound card and EmulatorX3. Both of these are fairly expensive to replace. I have both of them working in ...
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Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse and Windows 7

I have question regarding to Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse RJG-00007 Is there known some issues/limitations to work with Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse RJG-00007 on Windows 7 ? On Microsoft site here ...
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I've Recently installed VirtualBox version 5.2.42-137960 in windows 7. And I installed Ubuntu 14.04 in it as I use Windows 7

But when I start the VM it seems to start but then crashes showing the following errors.. Please Help me Out!
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When installing Kali Linux, Windows 10 suddenly became unbootable

Here's the story about the problem... Yesterday i was Kali Linux when the setup told me to reboot. I clicked OK on my Windows 10, when suddenly after restart, my dual booted Windows 7 booted up. ...
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Master Volume for Windows 7

Is there a way to use Windows XP's master volume(sndvol32.exe) on Windows 7? When I just run it, I get CD Audio and VolumeControl column, but the volume does not change. When I run with WinXP ...
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How to recover hard drive space

Im using Windows 7 Ultimate. why my harddisk get full. It was 17GB and disk clean and defragmentation. It reduce to 8GB. Before 17GB it was 32GB free. Why harddrive getting full. Any way. I check temp ...
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[ffmpeg]: Records black screen with title bar if window is dynamically opened

I am working on a Node HTTP server which listens for recording a browser window when an HTTP request comes in. The HTTP request spawns a browser window and then spawn ffmpeg to target that window for ...
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gta_sa.exe has stopped working

I downloaded GTA San Andreas with some mods that in the past worked perfectly and now when i play for 2-3 minutes it freezes and i get the error "gta_sa.exe has stopped working". I tried solutions ...
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Can't install Windows 7 from USB #2 [duplicate]

This a continuation of: Can't install Windows 7 from USB (GRUB) I bought a new flash drive and created a windows 7 boot usb. The problem is that i continue to get the same issue as above so i ...
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Folder listing displays files in child folders

This is an issue with File Explorer in Windows 7. In my My Documents folder I have a child folder named Writing, and in that folder I have two child folders. When I click on the Writing folder to ...
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WMI-activity Operational Log does not exist, running Windows 7

I've been experiencing rather high CPU usage from WmiPrvSE.exe, enough to overclock my CPU constantly. I did the usual and checked all dependent processes, restarted it, did multiple levels of virus ...
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Windows 7 Firewall: allow everything but block one exe from accessing anything

I would like to configure the Windows 7 firewall with advanced security in a way that nothing is blocked, except for one program that I want to define. So basically, the behaviour would be as if the ...
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Play different sources through different sides of headphones

I'd like to play different sources through each side of my Headphones - i.e. one stream on left, another on right. Windows 7. Any thoughts?
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Four memory modules wont work

I decided to up my memory to 32GB and installed an additional 16 with the 16 that was already present. The system wouldn't boot but I tried running with only the new modules and it did. The only ...
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Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly

Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly so the user cannot choose which tab to open. Also have issues with Alt+Tab not working. The computer is a Lenovo T470 with windows 7. ...
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The sims 4 has stopped working on launch but works without power service on clean boot

Here's what I've done: I tried re-installing everything All display drivers are up to date, directx etc I don't use any mods or CC I have tuned off DEP I included all sims 4 exe files into antivirus/...
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I can't uninstall nodejs

I had an external hard drive that I used to program on both, the notebook and in the PC. There I had installed my Nodejs. Whenever I needed to code I opened the HD. However, my HD broke, and I lost ...
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Onedrive could not be reinstalled in windows7 pc 32bit- error code 0x80040c97

I have and 32 bit pc in which installed windows7. Earlier I use onedrive on it. But due to some reason I have to format my PC. So when I tried to reinstall Onedrive on it, it could not be reinstalled ...
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Disable IPv6 using CMD or Powershell on Windows 7

I'm trying to disable IPv6 connectivity on Windows using either command line or WMI api without restarting the computer (I know about adding an entry into Windows registry, but this requires rebooting ...
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How to speed up viewing heic-images on windows 7?

I use XnView to view heic images. The images come from my smartphone and are from 1 to 5 Mb, it takes up to 3-4 seconds to open a single image which is much slower than opening a jpeg image of the ...
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“KB2990941” “The update is not applicable to your computer”

I got an NVMe SSD. I intended to put it in my Linux machine but the only PCI Express slot that's free is too small. I put it into another machine, the problem is the one I put it into is my Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 - Wifi not working until ipconfig release/renew commands, but doesn't stay after a reboot

I had a VPN set up on my Windows 7 (Home Premium) laptop for a test, then uninstalled it when no longer needed. However, now my network thinks it is an Unidentified Public Network and I have no ...
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windows 7 desktop freezes / hangs for about 90 seconds ~5-10 times per day, no hardware sensor logs

My windows 7 desktop started freezing occasionally. The "freeze" proceeds like this... Application stops responding to clicks, but screen is still updating and media is still playing Screen & ...
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Triple boot MacBook Pro (Mid-2012) - Only 1st OS booting

I've been running a triple-boot MacBook (High Sierra / Windows 7 / Snow Leopard) for a long time, and it's been working fine. I've recently bought a new (to me) MacBook Pro (15" Mid-2012 2.3gHz) and ...
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unwanted advertising tabs open in every 20 mins in Firefox [duplicate]

my usb stick was containing som kind of virus which was visible and my little brother double clicked on it! and now my laptop is infected!! the virus opens several Firefox tabs and opens some websites ...
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How to avoid FPS drop on games after the laptop battery dies?

I am having an FPS drop when I play games (e.g., League of Legends). When I bought my Laptop PC (DELL INSPIRON N5110) I didn't experience the FPS Drop, it was around 60 FPS and stable. It started when ...
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How to re-enable sleep mode in Windows 7

Years ago I found a way to disable sleep mode in Windows 7 to prevent users from making their machines inaccessible. Now I need to re-enable it and have not found a way to restore it. Sleep is grayed ...
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powershell task in task scheduler cannot start-process with another -Credential

We have a scheduled task that is a powershell script. The script performs a number of actions against SQL data-bases where the access is controlled via integrated security. Hence each of these ...