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Questions tagged [windows-7]

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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 ...
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Windows Service dependency not respected

I have two windows services installed in Windows 7 environment: Tomcat Webserver MariaDB database These services have dependency relationship, Tomcat depends on MariaDB. When I shutdown windows I ...
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Maven build process too slow on Windows Machine

I have project which is built by maven commands , issue with building process of mvn commands , it is successfully built but its is dam slow approx it takes 40mins to complete but it is strange that ...
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Cannot connect to host even though it is reachable

There are 4 machines in my network, connected via a consumer router with default config (also acting as DCHP server). All machines can ping all other machines with both IPv4 and IPv6, except one (let'...
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I cant ping windows xp from windows 7 but I can do the opposite

I have problems connecting windows xp pc, with windows 7 laptop that usethe same router togother, my goal is to be able to share files between the two. the pc with windows xp is connected to the ...
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Program that turns on and off windows settings according to conditionals from cmd

I have been meaning to make a .bat that turns on or off some windows settings so I could bind it to a keyboard shortcut. I made a .bat file that attempts to add a registry key NoDesktop so desktop ...
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How to make a disk to boot to my Windows 7 folder?

Good day I made a copy of my C: (system and boot drive Windows 7) to a new partition on a new disk. I made a Partition to partition copy, because the new disk had already data on it on second ...
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Restoring windows 7 system backup to UEFI or GPT [closed]

I am forced to shift from my old HP dv6 3121nr Laptop to a new laptop (I am still to purchase) which comes with windows10 and GPT UEFI. I want to take system backup (may be with software like AOMEI, ...
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Remote desktop timeout

I have a PC connected to a SmartBoard which has its own PC connected to it. They are both running on Windows 7. I am using Chrome Remote Desktop to connect both which happens to be in the same room. ...
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Prevent folder from being deleted/moved/renamed in Windows

I know this has been asked but every answer I have tried over the past three hours has not worked. So I'm hoping to get a solution that works on my machine (running Windows 7). Assuming following set ...
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How to stop Windows creating unknown alphanumeric folders in my external drive?

I posted similar question and accepted an answer as Visual Studio installation can left behind these files as documented but there is more to it. I haven't installed any Microsoft product but I keep ...
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Using UltraVNC instead of TeamViewer

I have happily using TeamViewer over the internet for some time - perhaps too long because it just told me I must pay for the commercial version (too expensive for me). So I'm trying to find an ...
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Windows WriteFile performance (SSD vs HDD)?

This question is tied to the following observation: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/exchange/en-US/09dd046e-8127-4550-8e26-5fba7a5a0743/performance-flaw-in-file-system-decreases-writefile-...
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Why does Rufus call a .vhd file a DD Image?

I've noticed that the latest version of Rufus comes with a potentially useful extra option: Create a disk image of the selected device. However, in the resulting dialogue I get this: Rufus seems to ...
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How to find license key with CMD or powershell without upgrading powershell to version 3.0 [closed]

I have an issue cause I am trying to deploy a script which lists the major data of PCs, but unfortunately I cannot get license key of anything. All the computers in the company (except IT) use Windows ...
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Windows 10 upgrade hangs on FIRST BOOT with spinning circle

I have an older Windows 7 Professional x86 install that I am trying to upgrade to Windows 10 Professional. Hardware is a mini-ITX with i3 4170, 4400 HD graphics, 4gb memory and 250gb SSD. The install ...
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Is It Possible to Get the Windows 7 OS Back?

I accidentally wiped the Windows 7 OS while trying to make a persistent USB for Linux Mint. I still have a full image of Windows 7 made by using Macrium, the problem is there is no Windows 7 on the ...
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Is it possible to tether my phone such that only traffic to one IP goes through it?

I am a contractor and I use all kinds of client equipment. I want to tether my phone so that I can remote to my home computer, however I don't want to use their corporate network to do so. I've set ...
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Figuring out if there's a deleted user account on Windows 7

We are trying to determine which one of 20-30 computers were used by a previous employee. We know that the computer at one point had two user accounts, but one of them was deleted around 6 months ago. ...
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Reinstalled Win7 yet I see programs references from previous installment

I reinstalled my win7 PC yesterday and when I launched Nvidia Control Panel today and wanted to set profile for specific application, there were applications from previous installment visible (i had "...
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Toshiba eStudio-242 installation error

I'm having this quite peculiar problem while trying to install this printer through USB. Recently, I formatted my system and reinstalled Windows 7 Pro (x64) and I can not reinstall this printer ...
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Windows keeps forgetting my sd card should be shared

I've got an sd card slot in my Windows 7 laptop. I always use the same sd card in it, and I assigned the drive letter Z to it. I set it to share, with permissions to Everyone to edit files, which is ...
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How do I install Windows 7 on a HP Stream 11 laptop?

I tried to install windows 7 on my laptop but it says you need a Windows SD host controller driver, I got a driver and the installer for windows 7 searched the folder but wouldn't use it. Can someone ...
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How to create a shortcut of data files that run through another program

I am trying to run a commandline-based emulator and I need to drag an .iso file onto the .exe so the .exe will run the .iso, or I have to open command prompt there and run it with commands. I think ...
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How to fix context menu handlers?

I have switchable graphic laptop video card that is controlled by AMD drivers. It provides 2 context menu options to configure grpahic cards. The problem is that after restoring my system these option ...
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In Windows 7, Oracle VM VirutalBox giving a conflicted WORKGROUP?

I am running Windows 7 on a Dell PC. My PC network is set to Work and under the Work profile it has: Network Discovery - On File and printer sharing - On Public folder sharing - Off Media streaming -...
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No sound in Windows 7 Virtualbox VM running on Linux Host

When I install one of the 90-day Windows 7 trial VMs for Virtualbox on an Ubuntu 16.04 host, everything works fine except sound. The Device Manager shows an unknown audio device, but can't find any ...
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Dell Latitude E6410 battery issue

I just bought a 'Like New' Dell Latitude E6410 laptop. I ran an initial diagnostics when I bought it, and everything seemed good. Especially the battery. I ran the powercfg report on windows and found ...
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Windows can't click inside certain windows

So I've had this bug for a while, but it's getting more and more annoying... It's the bug, that prevents me from clicking on windows. When I'm hovering over a button on the blocked program, I can see ...
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Detect WIN+PRINTSCREEN but not PRINTSCREEN

I have: Screeshoter freeware that detects PRINTSCREEN and does a screenshot Autohotkey that calls WindowsSnippingTool with WIN+PRINTSCREEN: #PrintScreen:: Run, "C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-...
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How to set up a computer with two hard drives?

I recently had to do a clean reinstall of my OS and took the opportunity to get my first solid state drive. The plan is to have my OS and programs on the SSD, and all my files on the mechanical drive. ...
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Black Screen of Limbo is here again, in it's full glory

Yesterday shutted down my main desktop pc and after starting it, I noticed the Windows 7 x64 SP1 took unusually long time to load from 'Welcome' screen to desktop. Yes, I was a witness of a ~30min ...
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Proxy server at home, for web application access

I have an application on the internet that requests a proxy to access. I could buy one and put it there, the format he asks for is the following: http: // ip: port OR http: // username: password @ ...
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Windows git “bad file descriptor” while commiting on OES Network Share

Upfront: I don't have much experience with Windows and hardly any with coorporate networks. I'm trying to use git for version control during the development of my software. The company I work for is ...
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How can I stop the f1 key from opening the 'help' window in any program?

F1 Function Key Tries to open the 'help' window in any program, and if that program doesn't have a 'help' window/center, it causes the window's screen to flicker. This is very annoying in Notepad++ or ...
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Windows 10 System (ntoskrnl.exe) using CPU when machine has been idle for a while

I noticed that my laptop's CPU starts getting used (maybe 15% usage?) and the CPU fan turns on, generally in the evening when my laptop has been idle for 5 minutes or so. The process using the CPU ...
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Can't Switch from Windows 7 to MacOs by holding option key when restarting

i cant switch to OsX from windows 7 by pressing the option key when restarting. It worked earlier but then it suddenly stopped working. Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks.
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Mysterious Assertion Failed popup

I'm not sure if I'm asking in the right forum, so if I'm not please tell me where I should post it. I have Win7 Enterprise SP1 64bit. Every day I have Assetion failed! popup window: The mentioned ...
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Bsod help“A clock interrupt was not received on a secondary processor within the allocated time interval.”

I posted about this in another thread and received decent enough help. Basically it appears that I need a new graphics card which is fine because I wanted a new one anyway, however I want to make ...
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Downloads gradually slow down in speed

I've been trying to download a graphics driver for my new Windows 7 PC. I downloaded it, my speed started out at 2 MB/s, and it downloaded. Then after a few seconds, it stopped downloading and the ...
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Hyperlink to Windows Special Folder

I would like to email link in Outlook which opens Devices and Printers. I can copy and paste the following into Start > Run or an Explorer address bar. C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{A8A91A66-3A7D-...
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Password protecting a program without third party software with an encrypted password on windows 7 Enterprise?

Been testing it for a few days now and my original idea was to use a .bat file to ask for an input, the problem is that the password is not encrypted and therefore I can't use it as it is now. Found ...
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Closing Outlook message cancels JIRA edit

If I have a JIRA issue open in Firefox, editing the description and switch to an Outlook message window, then if I close the Outlook message by pressing the ESC key, the JIRA edit is canceled and all ...
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How do I bring multiple screen locking dialog box back to the screen in an awful and old win32 application on Windows 7?

When I use the win32 program in question the screen locks as it would with a shadow box on most modern applications, except without the shadow box and often with two over lapping dialogs that don't ...
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Firefox opens a filetype (textfiles, txt) incorrectly

My Firefox (Quantum on Windows 7) keeps opening text files (with .txt suffix) in the browser, despite having set it to always ask for text documents in Settings -> General -> Applications. The ...
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Oracle vm Box - Cent OS 7 - WordPress Server - ERR_SOCKET_NOT_CONNECTED

I have Installed Oracle VM Box on my Windows 10. I have Installed CentOS 7 in the box. I have exposed apache to the windows and It is working fine. When I tried to expose the wordpress server at 8080, ...
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wmic result to named text file

I am writing a batch script to install software that is 32 or 64 bit dependent. I am using "wmic os get osarchitecture" to determine the architecture of the Windows OS. What I am looking to do is ...
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How to cancel a Microsoft Team download

I have Microsoft teams application, on Windows 7, and have had someone share a 150Gig file for me. I clicked on it three times by the look of it - and it appears to be downloading three times as I ...