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Prevent Windows screen lock when playing with joystick

My Windows 7 system is set to lock the screen after 20 minutes of inactivity (this is a workplace-enforced policy; I cannot change this setting). When I am using the keyboard/mouse, Windows treats ...
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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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Prevent laptop from going to sleep when I close the lid, but only if I'm connected to an external display

When I'm connected to an external display, I would like to close the laptop without it going to sleep. When I'm not connected to an external display, I would like to have closing the lid put the ...
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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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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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Any ideas why Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 refuses to work properly on my Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit?

I downloaded MSKLC 1.4 from from Microsoft's Download Center, Run [it] as Administrator but it refuses to display the keyboard layout after File → Load Existing Keyboard...: (Note the selected ...
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Open settings of X network adapter from CMD/BAT

How to open setting of the specific network adapter via commandline in Windows 7 Enterprise? I'm under domain user but also have access to local administator user. Under domain user I have no rights ...
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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 ...
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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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What benefits does the 64-bit version of Notepad++ have over the 32-bit version?

Notepad++ is available in a 64-bit version in addition to a 32-bit version. What benefits does the 64-bit version of Notepad++ have over the 32-bit version when running in Windows 7? What about in ...
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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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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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