Windows 7





Windows 7 is an operating system from Microsoft. Features include multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, referred to as the Superbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements.

Share tech news, updates, or what's on your mind.

Sign up to Post

WSUS is being used to install Windows Updates on all PCs in this environment.
A recent batch of updates seems to have broken Office functionality. I want to remove them all to confirm if it is actually the updates that are causing the problem.
However when I try:

wusa /uninstall /kb:%%

Open in new window

This shows me that "KB%%% is not installed."
This is obviously not true since I see the KB in the "Installed Updates" list and can uninstall it manually.

I had a similar issue a few weeks ago and found that running msiexec works in this environment. In that case I had to remove a specific KB and used this command which I found in another forum:

psexec /accepteula \\%%a -e -w C:\ %Windir%\System32\msiexec.exe /I {90140000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE} MSIPATCHREMOVE={70DAB69D-244C-403A-9C0F-CB7748CD2991}

Open in new window

My question is how can I find these parameters in that command:
{90140000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}  and {90140000-0012-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}

since I think I will need to find those for each update in order to uninstall on all PCs.
Or is there another option?
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

How to send a text/csv file from Redhat Linux server to a Windows 7 server using sftp and curl?  I was told that we do not have a sftp daemon on the Windows 7 server yet but would this work:

# ===========================================================================
# Export report  
FTP="IP Address"

curl --disable-epsv --sftp-create-dirs -B -T  $LOCALPATH$FILENAME sftp://$USER:$PASS@$FTP/ServerDirectory/$FILENAME
i have upgrade the IE 8 to 11 . but  IE 11 is not working with our web base application and needs to be downgrade to 8  . we have done that and IE is not responding  . how can I fix  this
The user uses gsuite sync and outlook(Office 2010) and Windows 7 pro

Suddenly the user are unable to search for e-mails? (no mails found)
I have rebuild the index and check the settings and they are ok.
I have repaired office

When i use the outlook /safe commmand and starts outlook i am able to search for e-mails (tried the switches /safe:1 /safe:3 and when using these switches user are unable to search for e-mails)

Now i have no more ideas what to do ?

Best Reeagrds
We currently have KMS that authenticates for windows 7. We are going to roll out Windows 10 2016 LTSB and I was wondering if this will  cause a conflict with windows 7 keys given LTSB keys are different than other windows 10  versions. Any clarification to this issue is much appreciated.

Hello Guys

I am trying to find where could I download font code 128 to use in my Crystal reports.

HP RAS Tools crashes on an HP Elitebook 8470P running Windows 7 Enterprise
RAS Tools will not install successfully on this laptop.  Its been reimaged at least 3 times.
how do I locate the missing file and determine what it is that needs to be installed for it to work?

Failed to connect to an IPC Port: The system cannot find the file specified.

Source: mscorlib
Exception: Failed to connect to an IPC Port: The system cannot find the file specified.
Stack Trace:

Server stack trace:
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc.IpcPort.Connect(String portName, Boolean secure, TokenImpersonationLevel impersonationLevel, Int32 timeout)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc.ConnectionCache.GetConnection(String portName, Boolean secure, TokenImpersonationLevel level, Int32 timeout)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.Ipc.IpcClientTransportSink.ProcessMessage(IMessage msg, ITransportHeaders requestHeaders, Stream requestStream, ITransportHeaders& responseHeaders, Stream& responseStream)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Channels.BinaryClientFormatterSink.SyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg)

Exception rethrown at [0]:
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg)
   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.PrivateInvoke(MessageData& msgData, Int32 type)
   at EDS.RasTools.RasToolsService.RemoteableClass.get_NewConnectState()
   at EDS.RasTools.RasTools.RasMain.OnProxyRepairTimer(Object sender, …
I have an unauthorised version of Windows7. I appreciate that I must buy an authorised version of either 7 or 10 but an wondering if there is anyway I can do the upgrade without stripping my hard drive and starting from scratch.

Thank you
No entries in my Windows 7 devices and printers window
I am having a challenge while trying to install Windows 7 on Dell Opt 3050 machines from a USB. I get an error message “a required  CD/DVD drive device driver is missing”. However when I install Windows 10 I get no error.

I tried to add USB 3.0/3.1 host controller as part of the USB image however I still did not win.

Also tried to only create a bootable usb and just add windows 7 files. The error still pops up.

Please help.
Optimize your web performance
Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

I have a network connected HP Laserjet LJ5550 printer.  We only are using it to print monochrome.  I have set the printer preferences to force monochrome on all jobs.  The printer server shows this setting and the printer control panel likewise shows this setting.  Until recently we were able to print monochrome only.  A couple of weeks ago the printer stopped allowing any printing saying that one of the color toner cartridges is empty.  The printer will print its status page from the control panel so I know the printer is working but it will not allow printing of any jobs.

I have tried both Windows 7 and 10.  

Is there a way I can stop the printer from halting if a toner cartridge is empty?
Currently, we migrate our local Active Directory into a large Active Directory structure of our data provider. Sometimes our workstations show strange problems (Explorer.exe crashing, resources unavailable etc.). We found out that those problems don't occur if we put our domain name with an IP address of an available DC in c:\windows\drivers\etc.hosts.

Using Wireshark we found out, that some DNS-queries on DCs were not answered. The clients kept on sending packets on port 53/DNS which were not answered. Just pinging them is possible. The firewall of our data provider just drops IP packets on unavailable ports instead of denying them.

   Addresses: (only ping, everything else dropped)
               (only ping, everything else dropped)
               (port 53 available)
               (only ping, everything else dropped)

I would like to convince our data provider, that DCs in the round robin list of the AD domain should either be completely available for AD relevant protocols or otherwise be completely unavailable, so that workstations contact other DCs.

Am I right with this assumption? Is there a whitepaper concerning the availability of DCs in the round robin DNS list of an AD domain name?

Best regards!
A handful of users have recently started getting "ODBC -- connection to 'abcd' failed" errors when trying to run queries in Microsoft Access.  If I go into C:\Windows\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe and test the connection under System DSN, it connects successfully.  The database file is fine and connects on other computers.  Usually after a reboot the query will run, but once Access is closed you can't open it and run the query again without rebooting.  I have tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling the ODBC driver but this makes no difference.  The same driver, same database, same version of Access, all work on other computers.  I can't figure out what is causing these couple of computers to have this issue.  

The issue happens with multiple drivers and system DSNs.  

OS is Windows 7, 64-bit
Access is 2016, 32-bit
Hello - I a have a Windows 7 system with bad hard drive, and I'd like to clone system within SCCM 2012 before it goes completed out. Do you have a good step-by-step instructions on how to accomplished this? I appreciate all your help!


When I try running windows update I get an error Windows update cannot ... because the service is not running.
I check the service is running.
I followed this article got errors on lot of dll
(If this is a big job maybe should I give the owner a choice to do a fresh install,  a fresh install with applications should not be more than 4 hours)
Window 7
We need to create a policy in a Domain that prevent all computers from taking screen shots; so far I had tried and followed instructions in this link:  exactly but doesn’t seem to work I will really appreciate any help I can get. The domain controller is Windows 2008-R2 and computers are Windows 7
Hi Experts,

Can anyone please tell me how do I change the Display Language in Windows 7?

I did it once without any download, but I can't remember how?

Any help will be appreciated,
el caso es que estoy con el mismo problema que mencionan en mi aplicacion cuando quiero generar el instalador me da el error
c:\windows\system32\macromed\flash\flash.ocx y yo no utilizo esa libreria ya hice de que se elimine las dll o ocx que no se utilizan en el proyecto pero aun asi me da el mismo error lo curioso es que si hago o si genero el instalador en windows 7 alli no me da ese problema en mi maquina actualmente tengo windows 10 de 64 bits

si alguien tiene una solucion les agradecere mucho

pedro mercado
On two of my computers, both using Windows 7 (Professional and Ultimate), it happens pretty often that, in an attempt to save a changed text in WordPad, I get a message that the file cannot be saved under the previous name because the WordPad file is used by another application. When I am closing the program with a changed text, I get the same message. So, I have to save the changed text under another name. How to resolve this problem other than by using another program?

Thank you.
Free Tool: IP Lookup
Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

I have a Windows 7 machine that takes a long time to shut down. Some times I have to unplug the machine to power down, then restart
 I have a one doubt.In my machine i have installed 8 GB Ram using 4 GB 4 GB Ram .In my machine showing 8.00 GB Ram installed but showing 3.85 usable.This issue was faced both windows 7 32 & 64 bit machine.
What should i do?
In one remote office, IT needs are being a managed by a third party provider.
Currently, they are using an account which is a Domain Admin in order to do basic PC and printer software installs.

I would like to revoke the Domain Admin membership as this gives them much more access than is necessary.
Is there such a thing as a Windows account that can be configured on the domain to have admin rights for installing PCs, printers but without being Domain Admins?

My first thought was to create a local admin on each PC through GPO (I think this is possible) - is there a better way?
I am trying to print from a Windows 7 Virtual Machine to my Windows 7 Professional Desktop.  I remote in to this VM and have installed the print driver on this VM and the printer shows up when I remote in.  When I print a document to this printer it shows up in the print queue of both the vm and the local machine, but nothing ever prints out and there is never an error message.  I can print locally and the printer is connected via a usb 2.0 cable.  I have re-installed the printer on both machines.  Any suggestions?
I'm trying to run a basic script to copy an icon to a remote machine.  When I try to run the script I'm getting this error:
Error establishing communication with PsExec service on "remotemachine". Am I missing something?  I use this all the time and this is the first time I've ever seen this.  I can ping the machine from the server that holds the psexec bat files and I can ping it from my own machine too. In addition I can run \\psexec machinename cmd and it works too?


copy "\\server\folder\InstallPackages\Icons\xxx- 3421.ico" "C:\icon" /y
copy "\\server\folder\InstallPackages\Icons\xxx - 3421.lnk" "c:\icon" /y

copy "c:\icon\xxx - 3421.lnk.lnk" "%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop" /y

A user contacted me because she can't use the context menus in Word, Excel or Powerpoint 2016 (Office 365)

They appear as normal but quickly disappear before the user has had the time to select the required option

The right click (context) menus work fine everywhere else in Windows 7 64bit, even under Outlook

I created a new user profile and logged on to test the same Office apps and they worked fine so I guess that it is with the current user's profile that the problem lies

Any ideas ?


Windows 7





Windows 7 is an operating system from Microsoft. Features include multi-touch support, a redesigned Windows Shell with a new taskbar, referred to as the Superbar, a home networking system called HomeGroup, and performance improvements.