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    No application for search and How add Agent Ransack to disk context?

    When you right-click while on a folder in Windows Explorer, "search" isn't working. It complains that "This file does not have a program associated with it..." I presume I somehow clobbered something, somewhere. How do I get this working again? In installed Agent Ransack for doing searches...
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    Critical Updates failing and reverting....

    I recently installed Windows 7, 64-bit on a system. Went on fine..... Works FINE. Had the system check for updates, and it found 55 critical updates it wants to make. So, I let it. At the end it wanted to do a reboot, and I did so. On the boot it did whatever it does when it says it's...
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    Trendnet/Trendware TEW423 won't connect.......

    I looked in here and don't find anything specific to the TEW-423 and (as far as I can tell) I've done what the other "can't connect" notes recommended... My wife's desktop worked FINE....... With XP. Had a disk problem and put in a new drive, and she asked about going to Windows 7 like the...
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    Boot time, unneeded services, and speeding up W7

    I"ve read several of the entries here about getting rid of unnecessary services and speeding up boot time...... I've gotten rid of some of the services....... Is there any way to have Windows 7 provide a timing of what it's starting up for every program, service, and/or whatever? I'm talking...
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    Improving Windows 7 boot and performance...

    System is a desktop with Asus p6T motherboard, i7 920 overclocked to 4GHz, 6GB of DDR3 memory running at a bit over 1520 MHz, 250GB Seagate SATA II drive for O/S, 4-1TB Seagate SATA II drives, DVD burner, a couple external drives and so on........ O/S is Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Boot time...
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    What are all these "recycling" files on my disks?

    Can someone tell me whether all these are in use, and/or what they're all doing? On my system disk, using Windows 7 Professional, I have: $Recycle.Bin Recovery RECYCLER System Volume Information All my other partitions have all the above EXCEPT "Recovery", so I presume that one must be used...
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    What ARE all these files on my system drive?

    My system drive is 63GB - yes GB... All that's on there is Windows 7 64-bit, and my applications. Data is elsewhere, cache files are elsewhere..... At this moment there's 420KB free on the drive... So, I started looking for what honking big bunch of garbage is eating this thing. Searching...
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    Re-partitioning/moving O/S?

    I recently picked up a new laptop. It came with W7 Home Premium 64-bit on a single partition. I want to do one of two things: 1. Repartition the 500GB disk so the O/S and programs use 60-70GB and have the rest available for "data" - the problem is the W7 partition tool won't let me get this...
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    Bigger taskbar icons?

    How do I set my own size for taskbar icons? I'm trying the icon-only setup and I"d like to have the icons larger than the large ones - about the size of my medium desktop icons. How?
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    SideBySide and system crashing?

    I"m not sure if this is a "support" thing or a discussion thing, but: Toshiba Qosmio X505 laptop. Couple weeks old. Has Windows 7 Home on it. Today, I left it, came back a couple hours and it had crashed. I checked the event log and found: Log Name: Application Source...
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    Getting rid of all the junk in windows\installer?

    I know this HAS to be in here somewhere, but my searching didn't find it, so........ The windows/installer directory has a TON of directories and files and all manner of crud in it..... To the tune of a BUNCH of gigabytes... Can I clean this thing out, and if so, HOW? I tried the Windows...
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    nvlddmkm STILL causing problems

    I've found hundreds of posts around the Internet on this, going back as far as January of 2007, and affecting every O/S from XP through Vista, and now into Windows 7....... For once, it's not my system experiencing the problem. A friend's system: quad core 8400, P5Q motherboard with current...
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    Odd, annoying, bizarre, curious Event log messages...

    I don't know about all of y'all, but I"m getting a lot of warnings and errors in the Event Log.... Some of which I'm not finding fixes for. FIRST, is there SOME WAY to reduce the massive number of informational messages being constantly written to the log? Not to SEE fewer, but to actually...
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    Win 7 won't let me run chkdsk from command prompt

    I ran one of the performance reports today, which claims I have a disk with the dirty bit set. Recommended running chkdsk..... Fired up a command prompt and typed chkdsk v: /f/r/x And got: Access Denied as you do not have sufficient privileges. You have to invoke this utility running in...
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    Event Viewer errors and warnings

    Is there a place in these forums that'd be best for asking/talking about some of the entries that are showing up in the event viewer? I"m not sure some are specific to Windows 7, but I think several are related to something I probably need to set up/change, or whatever..... SO, here? Support...
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    Missing sizes in Windows Explorer Status Bar

    I figured losing all the information from the Windows Explorer status bar wouldn't be a real big hassle but I've just realized it is...... I create directories to hold digital images, and those directories need to be the right size to write to a DVD. In XP all I needed to do was click on the...
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    Windows 7 doesn't see my USB drive.....

    I have several drives in the Windows 7 box, both IDE and SATA. They all work fine. I put a drive that was working fine into a USB enclosure and plugged it in. Rebooted the system, and although I couldn't see the drive in the BIOS (it goes by too fast), but I presume it's getting found because...
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    Making Windows 7 partition accessible to xp pro

    I KNOW this is going to be dumb as soon as somebody tells me what it is, but: Windows 7 64-bit system. I want to be able to work with files in a regular directory on a Windows 7 disk from a Windows XP Pro laptop. I made the W7 disk sharable, and gave everyone full access. On the xp system I...
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    Shadow Copy - What, Why, When, Who cares?

    I"m getting an error in the event log: The shadow copies of volume C: were aborted because the shadow copy storage could not grow due to a user imposed limit. Which prompts me to ask: What is this shadow copy thing? Why do I want it? What does it do FOR me? I rummaged about the Internet...
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    A couple Windows 7 niggles - looking for solutions

    Well, I'm slowly getting through the really big problems, and now looking for ways to solve smaller stuff... 1. WHERE is my free space on Windows Explorer status bar? I've seen a bunch of complaints that it's gone, but none telling me how to get it back....... It's REALLY annoying to have...
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