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Windows 7 DSCP and 802.1p QoS Mapping?

When I create a QoS policy in Windows 7 through the Group Policy editor and set a DSCP value, does Windows 7 add the 802.1p QoS field to the Ethernet frame? If so, how does it map the different ...
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Windows XP installation disk for XP Mode under Windows 7?

I am running XP mode under Windows 7, for testing / troubleshooting software. I am trying to install a third party driver(unidrv printer), and I get stuck at Setup failed to locate required files. ...
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature gets ...
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Windows adding additional keyboard languages by itself

I have this really annoying problem with Win7 adding random keyboard language layouts... I am using Swedish and Japanese since I live in japan and i only use these two (As I can write all the english ...
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Windows 7 hosted network not allowing internet access

I have a Windows 7 laptop and I am trying to set it up to broadcast Wi-Fi so that my mobile can connect to it when in the office (no mobile signal). I've found plenty of tutorials, and while all of ...
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Why don't device and app sound mixers match?

My question is specified in the title, to be more exact I would like to show this particular screenshot of the sound mixer: As you can see here, the volume of the IE reached the maximum level, but ...
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Want the Windows 10 start menu to show the expanded start menu

I am customizing the Windows 10 desktop, and am wondering if it is possible to make the start menu show the menu that one sees when they click the expand button, by default. Here's what I mean: ...
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How to change default view size of Windows 7 Photo Viewer

Is there a way to tweak Windows Photo Viewer so that it automatically opens images in actual size instead of fit in window?
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How do I remove all proper nouns from the Dragon Naturally Speaking dictionary?

I would like to get rid of all proper nouns, and just add the few that I actually use. The best I have found so far is to display only words containing capitals letters as the screenshot below shows ...
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After plugging in a USB device, Win7 severely slows. What causes this and how could it be fixed?

This is the second PC undergoing this condition, both running Win7. On PC1 a Logitech device was connected through USB before installing it's branded driver (allowing windows to auto-install it), and ...
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%SystemRoot% and C:\WINDOWS in path

I have noticed my path variable includes references to the Windows directory in both %SystemRoot% and C:\Windows forms. e.g. there exists a %SystemRoot%\system32 and a C:\Windows\system32 in the path ...
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Google Drive (googlesyncdrive) preventing PC from shutting down or hibernating

Everytime I try to shutdown or hibernate the PC I have this nag screen that comes up telling me that Google Drive is shutting down and the system is waiting for it. The problem is that the system can ...
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Display remaining time in playlist in VLC

Is there any way to display the remaining time in the current playlist in VLC? Right now I can see the total time of the playlist: and the remaining time for the current video: but I didn't find the ...
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Laptop won't boot, restarts on its own + black screen

yesterday I was playing on my Win 7 laptop when suddenly my screen went into this colorful faulty state, something of this , though not exactly. And a second after my laptop died starting itself up ...
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Making always-on-top windows follow the same MRU order as other windows

Note: I'm using Windows 7 with the classical alt-tab style, ie the registry key AltTabSettings set to 1. I want to use MRU (most recently used) ordering of windows in the alt-tab list. However, ...
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How do I get Explorer to default to Folder Path instead of Folder when I search?

Whenever I run a search in Explorer on Windows 7, the first thing I do is remove the Folder column and then add the Folder Path column. Is there a way to save this configuration so that this becomes ...
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Reducing volume of an audio device on windows 7

I have a USB headset with a very loud amplifier, but low granularity in its gain control. In order to get comfortable audio, I have to reduce the individual application levels in the mixer to '1', and ...
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How to prefer ipv6 over ipv4 only for specific websites?

I only have ipv6 connectivity via a HE tunnel on my router, so normally I want to prefer ipv4 over ipv6. For some websites however, I would like to prefer ipv6. Right now I have just set ...
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Can't remove write protection in Windows 7

I have a problem with the write protection of Windows 7. All my files in my users folder are protected and it is impossible to remove. When I uncheck the checkbox, a progressbar runs threw but ...
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Run software as admin user, but in the current user context

Here is my situation: I have a single software that demands admin rights. That software needs to be run by commom users. Right-clicking and "Run as administrator" does not do the trick, therefore I ...
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Task scheduler compatibility?

With what windows versions is a task exported in XML compatible with? For example, is a task created in windows 7 compatible with windows 10 / Windows Server 2003 with Windows Server 2008 and so on? I ...
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How do you use multiple monitors in MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7?

Using the RDMan from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=44989 Tools->Options->Full Screen-> last checkbox is 'Use multiple monitors when necessary' however this has no ...
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Unknown Contact has full access to folder?

Is anyone able to take any educated guess(es) about what this "Unknown Contact" is, which has access to a few shared folders on my computer? The concerned machine is connected to another via a ...
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Explantion for CSRSS.EXE using the GPU

This is a follow up question to conhost.exe and csrss.exe questions I am currently on a Windows 7 x64 machine, using a relatively high end GPU (GTX 970 4 GB). Windows Aero is enabled. I am using ...
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Auto Shutdown / Suspend Vagrant upon shutdown on Windows Host

I use vagrant in my development workflow on a Windows machine. Sometimes, I forget to do a vagrant halt or suspend before restarting or shutting windows down. I read that this could possibly break ...
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How can I prevent my NIC from sleeping when Wake-on-LAN is enabled?

I currently have wake-on-LAN enabled and it works, but for some reason my Windows 7 laptop only allows me to turn it on if I also have the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" ...
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Alternative synaptics touchpad driver for windows 7

I have hp pavillion dv6 laptop(Windows 7) with a synaptics touchpad . The gestures like two finger scroll doesn't work automatically after I disabled a startup service or something. (I dont remember ...
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How can I mix and map sound channels in Windows?

The built-in windows mixer, which can be accessed through Volume Control, allows users to change the output volumes of individual applications. I would like something similar but with additional ...
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Force Windows 7 to store thumbnails locally

I want Windows 7 to store thumbnails cache files in the same folder as the files (thumbs.db) instead of using the centralized location for all thumbnails (By default %userprofile%\AppData\Local\...
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How do I get the full path to a USB drive in Windows 7 with no drive letter?

I plug in a Nokia C3 phone to USB and select view files on this device. It shows up in the Explorer "my computer" window as Nokia C3 under "Portable Devices" but there's no drive letter associated ...
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How do I clear the cache / history in Windows 7?

In Windows XP there was an option off the task bar properties to clear all recently accessed webpages, recent file lists, ie. cache, temp files and so on; is there an equivalent for Windows 7?
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Windows 7 set to UTC RTC forcibly changes time

I really want to make Windows 7 understand that RTC in using UTC instead of local time. I found a solution, except for it does not play well with time synchronization. I have: Modified the registry ...
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How to Disable Hovering Selection Block in File Browser?

I am changing from Windows XP to Windows 7. One thing I cannot stand about Windows 7 is that whenever you mouse over files in Explorer (or other file-browser), it highlights the files with a semi-...
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Ghost boot disk on a pen drive

I am in process of ghosting several windows 7 machines. I have disk but no pc comes with floppy drives. So I need an external so I was hoping to create a bootable pen drive with ghost. I have the ...
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Windows Explorer freezes for 30 seconds when I click on (or even mouse over) a disconnected network drive

I have a network drive mapped in My Computer and displayed on the task bar beside my other drives. Sometimes the server which hosts the network drive is physically powered off. When the server is ...
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Windows 7 Firewall outbound allow rule for CryptSvc not matching

I am using Windows 7 firewall with outbound filtering enabled. Windows Firewall does not provide an UI for new outbound connection prompts, it just blocks them. Windows Firewall Control solves this ...
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How can I display GIMP's logo in the taskbar instead of a thumbnail?

Whenever an image is opened in GIMP, the Windows taskbar icon changes from the standard Wilber head into a thumbnail of the current image. I sometimes get confused trying to locate GIMP on a crowded ...
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Windows 7 stops sending DNS packets at seemingly random times

Pinging an IP directly (and just about any other direct IP connection) seems to pass through. On the other hand, when pinging a domain, using chrome to enter a website or attempting to use nslookup ...
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Ways to Recover Lost\Closed “Pinned” Tabs in Chrome?

I know this was TECHNICALLY an already-answered issue awhile back - and then was subsequently brought to life again briefly - but I have been experiencing this issue (only twice, but I had about 15 ...
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Kill unresponsive process in windows that won't stop through Task Manager or Process Explorer

Up front: I'm using windows 7 64 bit. So sometimes I am trying to kill a process but it won't quit. I can try killing the process or the process structure, but Task Manager won't accomplish anything. ...
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how will DNS work under this circumstance (when no domain name specified)

Supposingly there is a host/server in the network with FQDN as "host1.example.com" Can i know what will happen when i on another workstation, do a "ping host1" assuming that host1 is not recorded ...
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Windows 7- how can I disable program notifications and popups in bottom right corner?

I have an older computer running Windows 7 SP1. I find that some installed programs, like antivirus trial, Flux, etc decide they want to present some info to me in the form of a smaller screen with an ...
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Will TrueCrypt work with a multiboot system

I have a 4 multiboot system (Windows 7, 8, 10, and Ubuntu) all on their own partitions, with 2 storage partitions. If I encrypt one of the storage partitions in Windows 7 with TrueCrypt, will I be ...
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Parity errors after verify with Intel RST

I have Intel RST RAID 1 running on a Windows 7 machine. I have it set to do a verify and repair every week. I frequently notice parity errors, some weeks over 100 for a 1 TB RAID 1 array. I've ...
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Possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later?

Is it possible to save process as dump file to disk and then reload the process later? For example if I'm using a video editing program and are in the middle of rendering a file, then I can go to ...
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Videos flicker during play back 2 GPUs Multi-Monitor setup

I have a multi-screen desktop. I have 4 screens in total. Three of them are in NVIDIA Surround setup. My issue is when playing any video on my right most screen the video will blink (only the video ...
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Computer wakes from sleep instantly. No lastwake information

My parents' computer wakes instantly when put to sleep. It spins down and then starts a second later. There are no devices set to wake, lastwake gives no information, eventvwr is empty, and the power ...
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Google Chrome completely unresponsive

Pages load indefinitely and most of the time I get this error: Pressing 'wait' or 'kill pages' does nothing, I have to close the error window from the upper right button. What I mean by 'completely ...
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Windows 7 HOSTS files keeps reverting it's permission back to READ-ONLY

As a full-time Web Developer I am constantly adding fake domains to my Windows 7 HOSTS file to point a domain to my localhost web server that I develop on. I have even built a nice little PHP script ...
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Syntax For Searching the Microsoft Update Catalog

Microsoft allows download of Windows Updates, drivers and other upgrades from the Microsoft Update Catalog: http://catalog.update.microsoft.com . Unfortunately there seems to be no search syntax ...

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