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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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Compaq presario cq57 wireless/f12 button stays Amber and will not connect to wifi. The laptop was shutdown improperly by pushing and holding the power button. I had to reinstall Windows 7 just to get the rest of the laptop to work. Please help
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I have a clean install of Windows 10 on one disk drive.  I have Windows 7 with all my programs on another disk.  I want to upgrade the Windows 7 hard drive to Windows 10 and then clone that hard drive to over-write my clean install.  How do I do that?  Sorry.  It is Friday and my brain is not functioning to its max capacity.
Office 2010 Professional.    Windows 7 64bit  Cannot open hyperlinks or email links on emails in Office Professional Outlook 2010.

When you click on a link, this pop occurs,
popup error message.   This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.  Please contact your system administrator.
This laptop is not part of a domain

I made IE my default browser.
I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I am trying to map drives with a GPO script, however only 1 of the two drives I map in the script will consistently be there on boot. I know the script is good I use it all the time. The workstation is a Windows 7 Pro Dell on a Domain Network.
I am getting pages of spam emails that started this morning and the spam email addresses are all different.  I am running Outlook 2010 on my Windows 7 laptop and do not have a antivirus or malware program installed. What is the best free or paid subscription solution to get rid of this issue.  I am not able to use my email.  Should I install AVG antivirus and Malwarebytes? Thanks in advance for your help.
I have a PC with Windows 7 Pro. Our server, Windows 2012R2, host Visma Global and a SMB file share. When I download files from server through SMB no other employees can start Visma nor use Visma. Visma starts fine when download is finished. This problem only occurs when I download files from my PC and not the others. I'm the only one that have Windows 7 installed. What could be the issue?
How do you change your background/theme to something you already have with VBS? (Change from Windows 7 theme to theme on my Desktop.) [On Windows]
 I have two windows 7 64 bit Enterprise pc that the icons on the desktop and  in All Programs are blank does not matter user or administrator login. I tried  to rebuild iconcache or copy a known good iconcache , ran sfc /scannow and none of these tricks work.

Could someone help me please? Thank you in advance!
Dear all

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64bit Desktop freezing - connected to a QNAP TVS-871U-RP NAS, via iSCSI
The details of the Desktop can be seen in the "Belarc-advisor21_03_2018.pdf" attachment

The problem exists since September 2017
37 cold restarts have had to be made since the PC was installed,  until present. I have all the System and Application logs saved from the biginning, until now.
I cant upload them but if anybody wishes to see them, feel free to ask

The NAS details are seen below:
Model: TVS-871U-RP
Version 4.2.2 (2016/08/12)
8 x 1TB SSD´s installed as per QNAP Hardware Compatibilty List
Used 6.12TB
Avaialble 22.48GB

Fault diagnosis thus far. In January 2018
I swopped all the RAM. 16GB DDR4 changed out. In addition I removed the only add on card I had installed (an Intel Server 4 Port NIC)
Rsult: The PC still froze

Feb 2018
The suggestions from the OEM company was (suggestions made on 19/03/2018) was to install all windows updates and to ensure the latest Intel SATA AHCI drivers were installed.
That was completed
Result : The PC still froze

PC removed off site and returned to the workshop

Other tests made: Hardware tests - using the Hirens ver15 boot DVD:
Apart from DMA 1& 2 failure (OEM manaufacture said to ignore it) , all hardware passed.
Random freezing continuing (one freeze every 3-4 days) . It must be said, its always when  in Windows and connected to the NAS..

March 2018
Talking again to the OEM company, they then …
How do you change your background/theme to something you already have with VBS? (Change from Windows 7 theme to Architecture theme.) [On Windows]
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Failed to connect to a windows service error message popping up when a domain user logs in. The message appears once or twice a week. Is there a permanent fix for this?
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I'm trying to virtualize a Windows 7 HP that's a GPT partition table.  When I load the virtual disk I get a blinking cursor.  Booting with Windows 7 disc and running the command prompt allows to me see what's going on with diskpart: volume 4 has no drive letter and has converted to a RAW filesystem.  When I try assigning it a drive letter, it does so successfully but then gives me the error that it's corrupted and unreadable when I try changing directories.

I used Disk2VHD and have it set as a first-gen HyperV.  Are there any recommendations you can make?

Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with a Windows 7 laptop in which she uses Mozilla Thunderbird for her e-mail application. Roughly two weeks ago, Thunderbird started producing odd characters within her outgoing e-mail, though these messages appear find to her. Here is a sample:

<<I'm still getting responses from folks with a few of those weird signs.�See below.� When I check the default text they are both Western ISO.� Any other ideas as to what to do?>>

I Googled this dilemma, and the general answer was to adjust the font settings as follow:

Open Thunderbird
Under Fonts & Colours, click on Advanced.
At the bottom of the next window, under "Text Encoding" you can select the default encoding. Here you can choose "Unicode (UTF-8)".

This encoding was already the default... we tried switching to "Western", and this worked for a few days, but the problem re-appeared.

I am grateful for any help with this annoying issue.

Many thanks in advance,

Dell Optiplex 3020 i5 (4th Gen) running Windows 7 Pro is having issues connecting to automatic wireless network at startup.  This user is a residential on AT&T U-Verse, in which AT&T provided the first D-Link DWA-140 which dropped connections regularly.  AT&T has replaced the wireless router with unknown model.  This user is in another state, so on site visit is not an option.  The user then bought a D-Link DWA-192 per AT&T tech recommendation.  This unit stays connected 99% of the time, but never at startup.  If he unplugs the USB cable and reconnects, it works just fine.  If he powers off the unit and turns it back on, it doesn't connect.  I have changed the USB to not allow power saving.  I have reset Network interface.  I have recommended uninstall of drivers, restart and reinstall latest drivers.  Waiting on that attempt results yet.  User has contacted D-Link tech support on multiple occasions with no results.  The computer is running Norton Security.  User did originally install CD provided drivers and then updated to latest version from website, but not the new Krack BETA version.  I do no deal with D-Link devices very often and see a few struggles for people with this problem and D-Link.  I have run CHKDSK /r on the computer.  It is a Samsung EVO 850 SSD for the OS.  Looking for suggestions, as I would suspect driver related problems... But if 2 separate techs have given up on this problem and that was their feelings as well.
If I grab the User State Migration Tools(USMT) executables from the Windows 10 "Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit" can I use them also on Windows 7 boxes? We are working on a non-SCCM OS migration.
I have a strange problem I've not run into before. I have a number of Windows 7 workstations on an Active Directory domain. All workstations have Redirected Folders. I've just removed one computer for a user from the domain, then replace it with a new computer. Then I rejoined the domain. RSAT shows the computer as a domain member. When I log on as the user who used to use the old computer, his previous desktop items are gone.

If I log on as ANY domain user to that workstation, I do not get that user's desktop. However, if I log on as the Domain Administrator I do get the Domain Administrator's desktop.

If I log on to any other domain workstation as the original user I do get that user's destop.

I've never had this happen before. Whenever I've replaced a domain workstation, I may have had to install programs, but the user's desktop was always there.

Does anyone have any idea what is wrong and how to fix it?
Twice now I got BSOD (0x00000019 BAD_POOL_HEADER Invalid Pool Header)
one minute before system log entry;
Source: SRTSP
Event ID: 2003
Event Description 'Symantec Antivirus minifilter successfully loaded.'

The first time BlueScreenView showed Caused By Driver(CBD): nwifi.sys
The second time is showed CBD: SRTS64.SYS
Can I use a LinkSys AC750 BOOST WI-FI Range Extender with an Apple Time Capsule (Ethernet connector) to provide LAN access with a Lenovo Win 7 laptop.

The user must have same (full) LAN access as iMacs.

I want to connect the Range Extender to the Time Capsule (with an Internet CAT5 cable) to serve one client, a person who has a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop. This laptop can not connect directly to the TC network, though another Windows 10 lap will connect. This is a special case for occasional use.

Hopefully, the resulting 'special case' setup will allow the ‘special case’ user to be on the Internet concurrently with up to 3 wireless iMacs.
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I have 4 computers all running Windows 7 pro.  All but one keep accurate time.  All are set to use for time synchronization.  Yes, I checked the time zone and all are set to the correct time zone.

What is the best way to make sure all the computers are set to the same time?
If  is not the best time source, what do you recommend?

I am not a computer expert so please give me detailed answers.

Thank you.
Hello all,

we have 3 different hardware models running windows 7. we want to deploy a application based on the model. How can I create a batch file o any other script to run "wmic computersystem get model" based on the model go to model folder and install that application.
For example,
hardware models
HP EliteBook 840 G3
HP EliteBook 840 G4
HP EliteBook 850 G4

There is folder on server share having folder matching same name.

if script detects "HP EliteBook 840 G3", it should check that folder and match the folder name and install the application insid it.

Is there any way to do that?

when i restart my desktop computer it displays a black screen with info devices found or something like that, but it is there too briefly to read.

is there some way to increase the time it is displayed?

mobo: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. P55A-UD3 (Socket 1156)
Hello EE,

I am having a Windows 7 RDP issue.

Our old Windows XP Host died and I need to replace it.  
> I would like to use Hyper-V to build a VM that will run Windows 7 Pro and make use of the free RDP user license that comes with it.
> On the VM, there is ONE application that needs to run when the Guest user remotes in - Which I have figured out how to do this and it works fine.
> The issue is that this application requires a "mapped drive" to be in place so that the application is launched it will authenticate the user, which will provide guest access to the Read Only reports.

I have been to get past the Guest using RDP to remote in and the one application is ran.. I just need to figure out the mapped drive.
> Most of my research has found suggestions which involve Terminal Server, which we do not have - We are using the cheater path of using the one free user license.

Any suggestions,

I have a client that uses an NI Board, PCI, to use as a counter for I/O. The issue is the environment the programs are built on are Windows 7 and cannot be updated nor adjusted in any way. I need to find a solution that will allow me to create some virtual machine on a windows 10 host that I can pass through this NI board on PCI. I have looked at Hyper-V, VMWare/esxi, Vsphere and Virtual Box. I cannot seem to find any good solution to give that VM direct access to that PCI board. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations to complete this as listed?

MUST remain in the idea of VM. Please don't suggest just building a physical machine hot spare, its not an option for this scope.
I want to connect a wireless network extender to an existing Apple Airport Time Capsule wireless network.

Hopefully, this will resolve the issue preventing a user from wirelessly connecting to the Apple Airport Time Capsule wireless network.

For example, a NETGEAR EX3700 Wi-Fi Range Extender (AC750) to (wireless) serve a single Lenovo Windows 7 laptop.

This user should have Internet access only, not to the local wireless network.

Will this work, if not - Alternative?

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.