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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.

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Office 2016 (32bit) on Windows 7 will not update.  Windows Update will not install Office Updates and there is not a option in the Account settings on Office to run them either (the option is missing).  I have seen some solutions of a registry setting but the paths is the solutions don't exist.  Anyone come across this or have a solution.  I am running a Volume License of Office 2016 Standard.
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Windows 7 Pro, 8GB ram, SSD HD, upgraded from Office 2007 to 2016 & now the search function isn't working.
Ran office updates & when trying had one time where I had an option to search on server & an item was found, but for the most part, I'm getting 'no results'.
Running Exchange 2013, if that matters.
Windows 7 laptop 64 bit. Skype 4 Business 2015. MS Office O365 downloaded locally (2016) When sharing the desktop, others on the call can see my desktop.  When the user tries to open up a powerpoint so they can see it in the current shared desktop or choose the option to open a powerpoint in the current Skype window directly, user gets an error of, "Sorry, we ran into a problem. Please try again."  That's it. Repaired Skype, uninstalled and re-installed Skype and Office.  Could it just be a Windows profile thing??  Thanks,
I'm trying to install install project 2016 professional and I'm getting this message.
I'm running Windows 7   64 bit.

EAP-TLS Authentication, I have setup a Network Policy on our NPS server the requires Smartcard or other Certificate to authenticate. I have been attempting to test on a windows 7 laptop. I have gone to the CA and requested a user certificate. I have installed the certificate on my login personal store in MMC. However, when I set the WIFI profile on the Windows 7 laptop it keeps telling me I need to get a certificate.
Currently trying startup repair

It took around 10 minutes just to enter startup repair

The pc was taking extremely long to load

What should I do ?

I have python installed on my windows 7 machine. is there any way i can go back to the previous command i typed on python, normally on powershell or cmd you press the up button.

We are soon being requested to migrate our team data from one file share to another, albeit on the same windows 2012 file server. The drive mappings for users will stay the same (Y:\) as part of the login script, and our infrastructure team claim the migration if data will be 'effortless' with no impact on end users!

Currently, our area on the file server It is essentially a team directory full of office documents, e.g. docx, xlsx, and a few access databases. I need to try and assess everything that could break with such a move of all our data from one share to another. I know in some of the teams word documents are hyperlinks to other documents, which use UNC paths, so whereas a hyperlink e.g. \\server\currentshare\team\dir1\word.docx will break when we move the data to \\server\newshare\team\dir1\word.docx - hyperlinks was just one area I had thought of as a possible trouble spot. Can you think of any more that we need to factor into plans.
I have several PCs running Windows 7 Pro and I will be upgrading them to Windows 10 Enterprise within the next month or so.  I would also like to upgrade the memory in these PCs.  What would be your recommendation for the amount of memory to have installed on these PCs.  The PCs currently have 4 GB Ram - they are 64-bit OS and the processor is Intel i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20 GHz.  Any input is appreciated.  These PCs are used to run standard business applications (O365) and other business related apps (mostly hosted applications).  Any input is appreciated.  Thank you.
I have a netbook (remember those!?).  It's a Toshiba with an Atom N280 processor, 2GB ram and a 160GB platter hard drive (Im only using 35GB of it).  It's running win 7 STARTER

IT 'works' but whatever you need to do on it just takes soooo long.

That's the max amount of ram it can take.  Any way to tell what replacing the drive with an SSD would do?  And maybe use some of the drive as RAM / swap file, etc?  Would that make a difference?  Or the boat anchor processor will kill it anyway?

damn, makes my skin crawl looking at what I am playing with

hundreds?!  When 'normal' chips are thousands!?
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Our Windows 7 workstations are not authentication wirelessly. When we ask users to hardwire in they connect fine.
Windows 8 and Windows 10 are fine.

My teammate confirm certificate is not expired and from what we were told by another group no changes were made to Group Policies for WIndows 7 OU

Please see logs I am seeing on Windows 7 PC
Skipping: Eap method DLL path validation failed. Error: typeId=25, authorId=9, vendorId=0, vendorType=0
Skipping: Eap method DLL path validation failed. Error: typeId=17, authorId=9, vendorId=0, vendorType=0
Skipping: Eap method DLL path validation failed. Error: typeId=43, authorId=9, vendorId=0, vendorType=0

On the Raduis Server

Client Machine:
      Security ID:                  NULL SID
      Account Name:                  -
      Fully Qualified Account Name:      -
      OS-Version:                  -
      Called Station Identifier:            8A-15-14-8C-60-B0: test_wireless
      Calling Station Identifier:            18-5E-0F-A6-5C-A2

      NAS IPv4 Address:  
      NAS IPv6 Address:            -
      NAS Identifier:                  -
      NAS Port-Type:                  Wireless - IEEE 802.11
      NAS Port:                  5

RADIUS Client:
      Client Friendly Name:  
      Client IP Address:        

Authentication Details:
      Connection Request Policy Name:      Use Windows authentication for all users
      Network Policy Name:            wireless
      Authentication Provider:            Windows
      Authentication Server:  
      Authentication Type:            PEAP
      EAP Type:                  -
      Account Session Identifier:            34323537373032463445343838424242
      Logging Results:      …
Hi All,

I am currently running windows server 2008 R2 as DC managing my Group policies.

My requirement is to restrict print screen button in my client workstations running with windows 7, 8, 8.1 and win 10. Can some one guide me to accomplish this using group policy.

Thank you in advance..
Windows updates are failing.   I have tried to install them one at a time but they still fail.  I have attached the logs.   These are both Win 7 and Win 10.
Hi Experts,

I have a database that is working for years, but lately users are getting "unrecognized format" message on the back end file, this happens while doing certain operations in the front end, like adding some entries to the table...

See attached errors.

Users have Access 2007.
Server :       Windows 7 Pro – 64 Bit SP1
Uesrs PC:    Windows 10 Pro – 64 Bit
I am at a user site trying to set up a new PC.  They have a user named 'Copier' on their Win7 PC that allows their multifunction printer to send in scans.  They do not know the password for this user, and can't find anyone that does know.  So I need to find a utility that can reveal the password for the 'Copier' user, so I can set it up properly on the new PC.  

Is there a legit, easy to use product I can purchase for this purpose?  TIA
Well I had 8 different useraccounts in Windows 7. I decided to delete 1 of them... I selected "Keep files" and "Delete user". Now Windows deleted the account INCLUDING the files (on the desktop). Is there a way to restore them? Thank you
Looking for suggestions, or a good article for an answer to that age-old question 'Why is my computer running slow?'
I'm trying to install Office Plus 2016 on a new machine which never has any Office installed. Whenever I run the installation file, it would get this error message and the installation is aborted.

"The following product(s) can't be installed at the same time:

I have tried suggestions from the following thread without any success. Does any one has another idea?

Thank you!
Server 2012 folder redirection is not working. Workstations both Windows 7 and 10 pro. On the workstation when I run gpupdate /force I get this error "The group policy client side extension folder redirection was unable to apply one or more settings because the change must be processed.

I have tried this on a completely different network yesterday and got the same exact thing.
Complete Error
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Hi Experts,

in the past it was possible to upgrade a WIN7 machine to WIN10.
Now I have some issues with it.
Can you confirm this, its still possible to do an inplace upgrade for free ?
I have files that I burn to DVD with a player application added to the disk as one of the files.  

When I insert the DVD after burning I open the player and then its always only opening 1 file despite it saying there are 2 files on the disk. These are .DAV files  (using DVD +)

I am using windows 7  and have tried it using the windows CD/DVD burning software and also the program called CD Burner XP and get the same result.   Some one said to me that it probably not finishing off the burning properly so I selected prevent further changes (finalise) on CD burner and still get the same.

I have noticed although not being a DVD RW I am still able to add files to it afterwards .
I try exactly the same procedure with a  CD and it burns and plays properly.   I having use DVD's cos of the file sizes.

Any Ideas?
We are centralising departmental data from local file servers across Europe into a new File Server in Azure in view of GDPR.

We've locked down Azure disks with Encryption (KeyVault), BitLocker etc. and we have enabled the following settings on the Azure File Server for user access to Shares;
  • Enable access-based enumeration
  • Allow caching of share
  • Enable BranchCache on the file share
  • and Encryp
t data access

We have successfully migrated some data and presented users with a 'Drive Map' via Group Policy, and locked down access as you do with AD Security Groups.

The issue we have is that Windows 10 users are fine, but none of the Windows 7 Users are able to receive the Mapped Drive, and we cannot manually map the drive without getting the 'Access Denied' message.

I have found out though that when the 'Encrypt data access' setting is disabled (unticked) on the Azure File Server we don't get the 'Access Denied' message and can map drives.

However, this setting needs to be enabled (GDPR) and the reason for it not working is because Windows 7 uses SMB version 2.1 and the Azure (2016) server uses SMB version 3.0 as a minimum for SMB Encryption.

We have around 1,000 users on Windows 7 so without upgrading those users to Windows 10 right now how can we get round this issue ensuring the 'Encrypt data access' option is enabled and Windows 7 users can access the data?
In advance thank you for your support.
Win7Pro/64. Firefox latest version. Friend was copying some data from my machine and using Firefox. Next day, the Firefox screen was in the middle of my dual monitor setup, 1/3 on one side of bezels, rest on the other. I've read about this problem on single monitors where only a third or half of the FF screen comes up. I tired all the suggestions - deleting the two files always mentioned, looking for something in the FF profile that might affect this. I can grab and move the screen, but the position will not stick after FF shutdown and restart - only half the window shows, or in my case, window split between two monitors. Again, I've tried all the Mozilla forum suggestions save a reset/refresh. This does not happen with any other program.
Laptop with Windows 7 Pro. I am trying to connect to a wireless network that I have connected to in the past. The SSID shows up in the list of networks long with several others in range. When I try to connect I continually get the message that Windows Cannot connect to this network. I have reset the wireless adapter, updated the drivers, uninstalled and reinstalled it, updated the BIOS and even tried a different wireless card (a USB dongle). I have also run to netsh commands to reset winsock and the catalog. I also removed the network from the list and tried entering it manually. Nothing has solved the problem. I can connect another laptop (same model, same O/S) to this SSID, as well as my cell phone and tablet. Please advise.

Thgank you!


I am having trouble understanding how to use Whitelisting apps with AppLocker.

Here is the bit I don't get from what I can see you Create Default rules first. Then you create other rules. But the default rules will let everything through under those paths unless you create deny rules. Which sort of defeats the purpose of whitelisting everything.

Can somebody please clarify how this works so I can better understand it.

I suspect there is something I am missing here :)



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.