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How can I delete Microsoft Account (formerly Windows Live ID) automatically?

I'm looking for a way to delete accounts I've previously logged in with automatically with a script. I'm having trouble searching for the cache location of them. I've looked in multiple different ...
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How does a startup shortcut behave on W7 if nobody logs on?

I just added a shortcut to an app that I want to start when Windows starts to %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup It will run even if nobody is logged in? Should I do it in a ...
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Seperate shortcuts to run the same program as different compatibility windows version?

Can I have different shortcuts on the same windows user to run as different compatibility version. For example google chrome shortcut running as windows 7 compatibility another google chrome shortcut ...
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I have a windows 7 desktop and need a way to restore deleted system backup purposely deleted by my ex wife

On my PC windows 7 desktop. Going through a horrible divorce and my ex has been wiping everything. Is there any way to restore deleted system backup files or any other way to undo her efforts and ...
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Unlocking USER files on old Drives [duplicate]

I have old drives where I want to get to the download, pictures, and documents folders that windows creates. I have a SABRENT adapter that turns the drives into a USB drive. I can access any folder ...
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Change wallpaper of window

I had nude photos set as wallpaper, now I can’t change it back. Please help. I do not know how to change it. I want to remove it. I don’t have Google so I do not no.
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Running Linux Virtual Machine on Window 7 32 bit [closed]

I'd like to run a linux virtual machine (preferably debian but mint or ubuntu would also be fine) on a 32 bit windows 7 os. I've tried VirtualBox 5.2.6 which crashes on startup and am unsure if any of ...
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can I change laptop bios menu hotkey?

I am trying to update the Toshiba c660 from windows 7 to 10 using bootable USB, but all my hotkey (f2,f12, ESC) is not working, so is there any way to change the hotkey or any method to install new ...
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USB Printer not showing up on `control printers`, but showing up on `devmgmt.msc`

I have a USB printer (D110a) that was installed using the HP official driver pack previously, and worked fine. It has no operating failure. When I connect it to the Windows 7 PC it always worked with, ...
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How to change Windows 7 Contacts folder default Folder View

I already knew that it is possible to change any other Windows 7 folder view by clicking on Tools > Folder Options... > View > Apply To Folders after setting my desired view type and adding ...
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How to export and import all file extensions is being associated with a specific program?

I've associated some types of files to open with some specific programs. Now, I want to export all the associated data above and to import those to another computer. For example: I want to export all ...
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What does the permission "Take Ownership" do for a user that does not have administrator permission?

So, I was messing around in a virtual machine (Windows 7, but it should be the same in Windows 10) in which I was messing around with folder/file permissions, and then I wondered what would happen if ...
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How do I know which edition install disc I need to repair a non-booting Windows 7?

When a Windows 7 install doesn't start I need an installation disc in order to repair it. If I use a disc of an edition of Windows 7 that doesn't match the installed edition it will refuse to do a ...
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windows 7 ip forwarding not work

i have windows 7 on vmware player and network mode is host only this vm have two network 1 : 192.168.10.200 for wifi connection 2 : 192.168.220.2 for host only connection to my pc i have ping in both ...
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How can I install windows "portable" on a specific partition, rather than the whole drive?

On WintoUSB by Hasleo and Rufus, there is no option to select a specific partition within a drive to install windows on (unofficial windows to go), I can only select the whole drive. I have a use case ...
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Libre Office crashed but not closed. Will I lose unsaved changes?

Libre Office crashed. Will I lose unsaved changes. I was doing my thing on the computer.. I tried pasting some pic into mspaint, rotating it, went back into mspaint.. maybe tried a paste.Suddenly a ...
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Windows 7 VM in Windows 10 Pro Hyper-V: after years, network no longer works

I created a Windows 7 VM in Windows 10 Pro perhaps 5 years ago. It worked fine for many years. I rarely use this VM (maybe once every two or three months, sometimes longer) and very few changes have ...
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Volume keys keep adjusting speakers instead of plugged-in headphones

In Windows 7 when I have headphones plugged in they disconnect the laptop speakers and become the default playback device. However, when I subsequently use the keyboard's volume keys, Windows ignores ...
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Windows 7 Broken Boot (Complicated Issue)

I have an issue with my old Hard Drive, I got the issue by using CCleaner Registry Cleaner, I thought it could improve my PC's performance but it made it worse. Whenever I boot/start the PC, it never ...
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Android Hotspot shown as unidentified network and no internet access after using 40-35 minutes

I use an Android mobile hotspot on my Windows 7 PC. After using it for 15-30 minutes the connection drops and my hotspot shown as unidentified network and no internet access on the PC after. data ...
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ASUS N56VM-AB71 laptop suddenly shuts down on battery

Caveat: I know an ASUS N56VM-AB71 is a 10 year old laptop, and it was only mid-range in the first place, but aside from this issue it works remarkably well and I can still even play games on it (no ...
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Windows 7 fails to boot with error 0x0000007b after cloning to SSD

I'm attempting to replace the HDD in an Acer Aspire 7715Z laptop with an SSD (SU512GBSS3A58A25CA). I used Macrium Reflect to copy the partitions from the old HDD to the new SSD, and the laptop is able ...
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WindowsImageBackup is not recognized but VHD can be mounted, how could it be restored anyway

The Laptop-Drive of a friend, a Sandisk 1TB drive from 2019 is broken (Smart Failure). There is a WindowsImageBackup on an external drive from 4th of May 2020. I am not sure which windows Version this ...
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How to determine cause of connection attempts from a specific Windows service?

On a locked-down Windows 7 test box on a completely isolated test network, I could account for every incoming and outgoing attempted network connection. Then I temporarily installed the PortableApps....
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Windows 7 successfuly installed on GPT scheme with uefi bios mode but stuck in windows start up logo

windows 7 logo stuck, but when i plug the usb there was a sound sign about hardware plugged I install a windows 7 64-bit on GPT scheme drives and with uefi mode bios, but it's only stuck in windows ...
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Windows 7 failed to start

I recently installed a windows 10, my pc was currently windows 7 so I decided to upgrade it. I took the windows 10 installation online and I had to fix in order for it to work. It worked and I had to ...
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Did NVIDIA eventually drop old BIOS screen modes?

I have a PC setup for retro gaming and development (I say retro...it's running Windows XP and Windows 7, if you can call that retro these days). I've tested three different graphics cards in this ...
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Slow performance on Windows to Go installation

I Windows 10 installed on an external SSD that is connected to a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port, which I guess used to be called USB 3.0 and has an advertised speed of 5 Gb/s. The SSD has a speed of 20 Gb/s. I ...
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how to prevent Windows OS password resetting methods e.g. utilman.exe

I came here because topic is serious about my windows system, here is last day somehow I abled to reset my windows password by doing.. This Windows Commands Using bootable Windows OS Open Commands ...
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How can I combine two Excel formulas into one?

In a spreadsheet, I have five columns (total) and four of them have the components of the students' grade. The fifth has the final grade. Now, I need to combine two formulas so that when the four ...
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SSD drive prevents Windows 7 from booting

An apparently random recent failure on my Samsung 870 EVO drive is so bad that it seems to be stopping my Windows 7 install from booting when it's plugged in. This drive is my backup drive so my OS ...
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What are these Windows filename transformations?

i use Windows 7 x64. If i right-click on folder called C:\Longer than (3) and click "Send to" and send it to an .ahk file that simply shows the arguments it received, it shows C:\LONGER~3. ...
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Error running installer in Windows 7 VM: "publisher of file [xxx] cannot be verified"

For various reasons, I need to install a third-party program on a Windows 7 VM running under Parallels Desktop 18 on a MacBook Pro running OS 12.6.1. The problem appears when I try to run the ...
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Windows 7 Less ram usage = less performance [closed]

I am using Windows 7. But I have a problem. My pc boots slowly for no reason. 1 day ago, it was fast and normal. But now it's lagging. Even the task manager is showing a static memory usage. It doesn'...
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How can I rename a USB sound device (headphone) in Windows Sound settings?

How can I rename the CORSAIR HS70 device, I want to get rid of the prefix "2-". I have searched the registry and replaced all strings alike, but the "2-" seems to come back. After ...
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Is sharing vpn connection via another vpn connection possible or not?

So I have several PCs, I bought a vpn software(client) and it works great . now I want to share this vpn connection among all other PCs , this is what I've tried: 1, I installed windows server on PC A ...
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Virtualize WIndows 7 for Windows Media Center and other Linux containers

Currently, I have Windows 7 as the host OS on an Intel Core i5-6500 with the sole purpose of running Windows Media Center using an HDHomeRun Prime for cable TV and Handbrake converted DVDs. Long story ...
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How to disable "Failed to update" sticky notification for Chrome on Windows 7?

As you've probably all heard, Google is finally ending support for Chrome for Windows 7 - makes sense, with the slow phasing out of the system. As for now however, I'm still fine using it with the ...
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How to block all hosts in Windows except urls with wildcards? [closed]

I know about etc/hosts file and Windows Firewall. But none of them works with wildcards like example.com/*. Is there a solution which can block access to all hosts from all programs (browsers, command ...
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ssd not showing up in the partition section of windows installation

Yesterday i was working on my laptop i had opened 12 chrome tabs, vscode and local server was running. My laptop gradually became slow i closed most of the tabs on chrome and stopped the server to let ...
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Directx version is 11 but DDI version is 9Ex? [closed]

I am using windows 7 as my VirtualBox VM. So today I do a clean install of Windows 7 on my VM. Set up browsers, install extra software, etc... Then I tried to install the Directx End-User Runtime, but ...
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default program messes up with filetype icons

I open registry and navigate to this location: HKCU:\Software\Classes\.txt. Then I change its (default) value to txtfile.custom. Then I go to this location: HKCU:\Software\Classes\txtfile.custom\...
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Run Win7 disk partition image with Virtualbox

So, i cat'ed my windows partition into a file (plain cat /dev/sdx > win7.bin). mount -o loop -t ntfs mounts the image correctly and lets me read/write everything. Now the question is: could i run ...
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Can't boot from a USB stick to install Windows 7 Pro on Asus K55N

I have been at this since the 19th when all I wanted to do was downgrade from Win 7 Ultimate to Win 7 Pro. I hired someone who said his software could do it and it couldn't. Then he wanted to reformat ...
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Windows VM works from QEMU CLI but produces BSOD from virt-manager

Overview I have a Windows 7 virtual image that I can successfully spin up using the following qemu command in the terminal: qemu-system-x86_64 -m 4096 -boot d -enable-kvm -smp 2 -net nic -net user -...
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windows and linux, both on different drives. Any performance issues?

I dual-booted windows and Linux, in a different way. The way I did it is by having both operating systems on different hard drives. I am able to switch back and forth as the Linux one is installed on ...
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Make desktop icon box opaque on Windows 7

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I have an elaborate desktop background image, within which most desktop icons become visually obscured. See image below: Is there a way of making the icons with ...
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Losing data in Chrome

I use 2 systems (Windows 7 and 10). After I launch Google Chrome on another system, I see that no installed extensions and no saved passwords (to login) while bookmarks are in place. How do I fix this?...
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Shadow copy storage space: difference between, and control over, "Used", "Allocated" and "Maximum" (in Windows 7)?

Using the vssadmin list shadowstorage command in Windows 7, one gets an overview of the disk space related to shadow copies. Typically three values are returned: Used Shadow Copy Storage space ...
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Shadow copies not included after a Windows 7 system restore from system image using Backup and Restore

I want to transfer a Windows 7 install from a 500 GB HDD to a SSD, including the shadow copies (and thus the restore points, previous versions of files, etc.). The source disk has 4 partitions, and ...
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