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Windows Server 2012: Does it allow the Win+U keyboard shortcut from lockscreen?

in a few days I'll have a Windows Server 2012 server PC dumped into my lap. The employee who knew the passwords for it was fired. My first task assigned by my boss will be to log in as admin. I know ...
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How can updating a link result in sharing confidential information in Microsoft PowerPoint 2013?

I have a Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 file that contains a few linked object. Each time I open it I get the following warning: How can updating a link result in sharing confidential information? I use ...
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Can't “Safely Remove Hardware And Eject Media” using remote desktop as a regular user

I have a remote computer (Windows 7 Pro) that I sometimes need to connect to in order to safely remove and eject a DOK. When using that remoter computer locally (physically, not through remote desktop)...
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Can someone tell me how I can turn off the 'copy' touch function in Windows 7?

Can someone tell me how I can turn off the 'copy' touch function in Windows 7?
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Windows 7 not receiving Bluetooth files from another PC despite “Receive File” dialog being open

I know there are several variants of questions regarding sending and receiving of files via Bluetooth but, thus far, from scouring all the forums, I don't think my question has still been posed. So ...
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Process Explorer showing RAM use of 99.73%

Is it possible for for Process Explorer to show a RAM use of 99.73%, on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate (virtual memory disabled to avoid swap)? I thought that Windows was reserving a few % of RAM for ...
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My DELL-PC is CURSED to be doomed by hard-disk failures

A year back my Dell PC hard disk failed (HDD. I asked my tech support guy (trusted party, so no suspicion of dishonesty) to buy a new hard disk. The new hard disk came and everything worked fine for ...
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Boot windows 7 from USB on acer nitro 5

I have an Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 that came with windows 10 that I hate. I want to put back windows 7 + Ubuntu. I downloaded the Iso of Windows 7, and set it on a bootable Datatraveler pen-drive of ...
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How to kill all processes using a given GPU?

I use the CUDA toolkit to perform some computations on my Nvidia GPUs on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. How to kill all processes that use a given GPU? (killing all processes at once)
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Unable to get IP address on CentOS 7

I am using CentOS 7 minimal. I am trying to set up OpenVPN and after configuring iptables my ens33 adapter is no longer able to get an IP address from DHCP. I did ifup, nmtui activation, removing and ...
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How to deactivate USB power management for every device per batch/periodically?

In "Control Panel" → "System" → "Device Manager" → "Universal Serial Bus Controllers", it is possible to deactivate "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" within "Power Management"....
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Can a website recognize my laptop?

There is an adult live chat website that keeps banning every new account I create using my same labtop, I don't know how they can recognize my labtop. Anyone has any idea? I am curious to know even if ...
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Auto updates of Google Chrome on Windows 7? [duplicate]

We don't want to automatically update Chrome. How do we disable automatic updates of Google Chrome on Windows 7?
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Full Screen and Lens mode in Magnifier Windows 7 Enterprise grayed out

Problem: Full Screen and Lens mode in Magnifier Windows 7 Enterprise grayed out as shown below. OS: C:\>systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version" OS Name: Microsoft ...
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What is the windows user templates folder for?

On Windows 7 Professional, my C:\Users\<my-username> folder contains a folder called "Templates" (i.e., C:\Users\<my-username>\Templates). However, I've accidentally deleted this folder (...
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Removing a program from the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher

On Microsoft Windows 7, hitting ALT + TAB opens the Microsoft Windows 7's native window switcher. Is there any way to configure it in such a way that it never display windows from a given program? ...
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Back up and Restore Share Permissions not working

Before migration I’m trying to save and restore shares on a Windows machine, but it seems not to be working at all. Both TechNet’s how to article How to Back Up and Restore NTFS and Share Permissions ...
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Ok I need to know with pictures how to save the new wifi password permanently .freaking coming back to old one [closed]

I tried it as you answered in earlier question.. but the part where you asked to do the Intel etc etc and other stuffs that baffles me..
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What is the difference between the “Authenticated Users” and “Users” security groups?

I'm trying to figure it out why there is a difference in the checkboxes in permissions on "Users" and "Authenticated Users" in created "TestFolder". Both settings - marked in red and orange apply to "...
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How likely is the last block of a drive to be a bad sector?

This is a follow-up question to this one, where zeroing the disk with dd would give me an error towards the very end of the drive. I then set about trying to determine whether this was a bad sector, ...
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RAM in Windows 7 is used by “Driver Locked”, but not allocated dynamically to the Host OS?

I have the problem, that my RAM is locked by Driver Locked, according to RamMap. This is a known "feature" from something called hypervisor. This should work perfectly, but obviously my Firefox ...
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Can keys be configured individually with Filterkeys in Microsoft Windows 7?

Can keys be configured individually with Filterkeys in Microsoft Windows 7? I.e., if I set the repeat rate to 0.5 second, this applies for all keys by default: I don't want to slow down the repeat ...
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Create a small file in RAM

I know there exists several RAM disk programs, that allow to create a whole (temporary) filesystem in RAM, but here I have a slightly different request: How to create a single file in RAM (just a few ...
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Licensing - Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10 on new PC

I am looking at buying a business which has a fair number of 3rd gen i5 systems running Windows 7 Ultimate (general license, activated and not OEM). I am wanting to, as a 2 part process - upgrade ...
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Can the keyboard shortcut to turn on/off Filter Keys in Microsoft Windows 7 be changed?

Can the keyboard shortcut to turn on/off FilterKeys in Microsoft Windows 7 be changed? By default, one needs to press the right SHIFT for 8 seconds:
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User right based on Local Users and Groups

What is difference when one creates new user in Windows 7/10. It's clear when it's user type is added to "Administrators" group. It's clear if it belongs to "Users". But what is this user is in both - ...
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Does Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3600 Series support output to VGA?

I have an ancient netbook with a VGA socket. I tried to connect an external monitor to it, but it always says there is no signal. The netbook is running Windows 7. I tried all the usual approaches ...
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Apply replaygain for aac (.m4a) files via command line

I have several folders containing hundreds of .m4a files and want to scan for and apply replaygain (track gain) to all of them. I have tried using mp3gain but it obviously cannot process .m4a files. ...
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Not Able to Access Windows 10 Folders From Windows 7 Machine

I am new to Windows 10 (build 1903) and am trying to network the new machine to my Windows 7 machine, and I'm soooooo close ... From my W10 machine, I can see my W7 folders fine. I had to log in with ...
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W7 installation on Asus M4A88T-V USB3 motherboard (Solved)

Trying to install W7 64 bit on a Asus M4A88T-V USB3 motherboard. Sata config in bios is set to IDE, which is default when I load defaults in bios, only other option is AHCI which I tried also. ...
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Transferring book marks from saved user folder

My staff is getting new machines, running Windows 10, that are replacing their old machines, which ran Windows 7. I have copied their old user files onto the new machines. These old files include ...
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I cant find correct information about my laptop max ram capacity

I have msi ge60-0nc-037tr laptop using windows 7 when i check the model of my motherboard wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber return MS-16GA model motherboard when i check ...
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how do I fix fix error 0xc0000225 without reinstalling Windows?

I was partitoning an SD card and trying to make them both visible on windows 7 following this guide SD card second partition not recognized I used the x64 verison of Hitachi Microdrive x64 cause ...
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Blocking Windows alert windows

I wrote shutdown -r -t 3600 on the cmd code screen on the computer. The computer will restart in an hour, but a warning window appears on the screen with 10 minutes left. (Your computer will shut ...
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Windows: how to set a shortcut so it open the current default browser defined in the system?

I have created a shortcut using the Windows' 7 new shorcut option. Now I have entered the following instrution as emplacement: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://...
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Windows updates: Restart instead of the requested Shutdown?

I often hibernate my laptop. Sometimes, I see the Hibernate button turn yellow and show "Shutdown!", which means that there are important updates that will be installed. I then initiate a lengthy ...
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What is the name of the font that the Windows 7 Command Line uses? [duplicate]

I'd like to know the name of the font that is referred to as the "Raster 8x12" font in the Windows 7 command line, does anyone know?
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Source: Microsoft-Windows-Winlogon ; EventSourceName=“Wlclntfy”

Installed Windows 7 Professional O.E.M. Dell, from a USB. Now after Windows Updates (about 6 hrs from 3:pm to almost 10:pm) last night, (now it is downloading more, at this minute), I get this ...
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Merge two NTFS partitions

I need to merge 2 partitions: Partition 1: Win7 installed, boot partition, NTFS Partition 2: Empty, just created from allocated space, NTFS I've tried Windows disk manager and also various other ...
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How many times can a Windows Update be postponed before a forced reboot of the machine is performed in Windows 7?

Assume the following: A notebook running Windows 7 has automatic Windows Updates enabled, which is scheduled to both download and install updates An update that requires a restart is downloaded and ...
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possible to see which files I accessed on certain date/time?

I recently created a Photoshop image from a bunch of images on my computer and now I need to find one of the original images which I know is on my machine. I know the final PSD was created on ...
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company computer was shut down before personal files were saved

I'm leaving my company as part of a staff reduction move. I was telecommuting from across the country using company VPN and Outlook server. My Windows 7 Enterprise Dell Latitude stopped working 24 ...
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How can I see the network up/down speed for each tab in Google Chrome?

Where can I see the network up/down speed for each tab in Google Chrome on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate? The Resource Monitor doesn't distinguish between tabs: The Google Chrome's Task Manager doesn't ...
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Quick approaches to prevent users from recovering files from free space

I have an HP EliteBook 8570w laptop with Windows 7 64x, and I am getting a new laptop, so I want to sell my old laptop. I removed all my personal data, but based on my knowledge, users can recover ...
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windows 7 backup resilient to hard drive/laptop death

I need to achieve a system (windows 7) backup that Is resilient to a hard drive death Even better, resilient to a laptop death Is there a way i can restore a full backup on my windows7 on a ...
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Is it possible to set an application to avoid being transferred into virtual memory?

Is it technically possible to set an application to always stay inside the RAM memory and never be transferred into virtual memory? Basically, I'm having a few AutoHotkey scripts and some time after ...
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Is there a way to install Windows 7 on a motherboard that only supports Windows 10?

Is there a way to install Windows 7 on a motherboard that only supports Windows 10? I need to install Windows 7 first so I can directly upgrade from it to Windows 10. There are some features that I ...
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Using powershell .Uninstall() will not remove the program from the “Programs and features” list in Windows 7

I am working on windows 7 64x laptop. and using powershell i wrote the following script to remove multiple programs:- PS C:\Users\***> $programs = @("Microsoft SQL Server 2014 T-SQL Language ...
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SCCM: In Place upgrade Win 7to win 10 1903 License issue

I was working on one task sequence for In Place Upgrade. Win 10 1709 to Win 10 1903 is working fine. But Win 7 to Win 10 1903 is getting failed during Upgrade Operating System step. I checked some ...
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Is it possible to clone an entire drive to a bootable usb?

i'm having an issue with my three years old laptop ( msi gl 62, windows 7 64-bit) drive which seems to die very soon. I'm a poor student so i can't afford a new laptop at this time. If i buy an ...