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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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This device is identified as a Belkin to Serial port driver.

The machine type for this Lenovo X61 laptop is 7673.

The Driver IDs that appear within Device Manager for this device are listed here:



I prefer (if possible) to be able to download the driver without having to first register or pay for a membership on a website.

Please provide me with the exact URL addresses of where I can download this driver from.

Here is a screenshot of the Device IDs listed within Device Manager:
Hardware IDs
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Two days ago I tried to print a PDF file to a networked printer and nothing happened.  It is like the printer disappeared.  I did some digging and found a new error in Device Manager - my Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter had a yellow exclamation that said the device cannot start (Code 10).  

I tried disabling and re-enabling the adapter, no luck.  I did the same for my physical NICs on my PC and no luck.  I was able to get my printer to work, but now a screen capture utility called SnagIt 9 no longer displays the library of my screen captures (many thousands).

Here is info on my system:

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Up to date with Microsoft updates
Have three physical network interface cards in the PC, two are disabled - only one used
For all three cards, IP4 and IP6 are checked

I tried having Device Manager check for driver updates, and was told I have the latest version.  I also uninstalled the adapter and re-installed it, but I still have this error message.  Any suggestions?
The issue I'm describing is VERY FRUSTRATING.  We  are decommissioning a proxy server yet our firewall is still showing windows 7 computers hitting the proxy server.  

Here are the steps that I've taken and what I've looked at on one of the computers in question.

DESELECTED  "Automatically Detect Settings"

Set  "Use automatic configuration script" to reference the CORRECT proxy server that is currently in use

DESELECTED AND CLEARED  the entry under the "Proxy Server" entry for "Use a proxy server for your LAN......"  Fields are blank and UNCHECKED

Edited the registry and removed ALL references to the proxy server that we DO NOT want to reference (the one being decommissioned) both IP address and the hostname that references the proxy server.

Changed the one installed application to point to the correct proxy server.

Flushed the DNS cache on the workstation.

With ALL these steps taken, can someone tell me where to look or tell me why the machine is still trying to reach out to the proxy that we're decommissioning?
Hello all,

What are the pros and cons for enabling mixed content?
If we enable that, Does that impact anything.
Are there any vulnerabilities?

I have 2 HP printers, an Inkjet 2542 and a 4620.   Both were printer perfectly until I changed the black cartridge in one of them.  Now neither will print in black.  All test prints and clean and align print heads print only color.   I have checked all preferences and they all seem correct.   Any ideas?   I am running Windows 7

I created a new profile for this user and moved his pst. But with the new pst, SAVED and DELETED folders  are empty. Is there a way to keep them? thanks
On one PC, occasionally the keyboard and mouse stop working.
The OS is fine because i can remote into and take control but the physical kb and mouse don't work.
Plugging into other USB slots or plugging in other kb/mouse doesn't work.

The only workaround has been to reboot and it is working fine again.

I suspect the PlugandPlay service is the only thing that needs to be 'rebooted' for this 'fix' to work. It would be better than restarting the whole OS but I don't know how to do it.

In services.msc all options are grayed out.
In cmd, 'net stop PlugPlay' gives an error:

The requested pause, continue, or stop is not valid for this service.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2191.

Typing  'NET HELPMSG 2191' returns the same error (very helpful...)
During windows installation, the part where it says "Install Windows." Get the message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive , please insert it now." Have had this problem several time before on other PCs. Usually I can remove the USB Windows installer to another USB port and continues fine. But now its not working.
i have a Hotmail account -  that evolved into an outlooklive account  :  https://outlook.live.com/owa/
i know about password viewers, like mailpassview, etc, but it does not show this account - nor any details, but it shows my other outlook account fine - so it works ok

do you know a password viewer for this kind of account? prefereable free
i'm running windows 7 - 64bit
Where can I find the driver for this printer? I googled it but can't find the installation files.
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When I boot up my Dell Latitude E5530 laptop, Windows Boot Manager screen appears after the Dell splash screen.   It says "Windows failed to start.   A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.   To fix the problem insert your windows  installation disc and restart your computer,etc."

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot Configuration Data for your PC is  missing or contains errors.

I do not have the original Windows disc.   If I download a disc image from Dell and put it on a USB stick, will this fix the problem?
I have a table running Windows 10 Professional.   If I use Classic Shell to make it look like Windows 7, can I revert back to the original appearance?
After do a Windows update a couple of days ago, the laptop would not restart. It suggested doing a Startup Repair.  It ran over night, but was still stuck on "Attempting Repair". Rebooted, and tried again.  It is now 24 hours later, and it is still stuck on the "Attempting Repair" screen.  Don't have an idea what to try next.
Hello, for some reason I have more frequency of workstations having a problem with a trust relationship with the primary domain.   What causes this and is there something I should do to prevent this error?

Windows 7 workstations
Windows 2012 R2 domain controller
How to fix that error in chrome?
I have an application that is run from a network drive under windows 7
the icon of the application is normally taken from the network app (Visual Foxprox) so normally the user is presented with a fox icon.

For some reason , now it is not anymore !
I deleted the shortcut, re-created it, same...
I modify the shortcut and go to Icon property and select the proper icon,still doesn't show..

What is the problem ??
BTW, the application is working fine !

All system in domain:
Windows 7 Professional
Service Pack 1
64-bit OS

Our Nessus scans are indicating a vulnerability with the Product :
Microsoft Office 2016
  - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mscomctl.ocx has not been patched.
    Remote version :
    Should be      :

There are two MSCOMCTL.OCX on the systems… one in the C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\ROOT\VFS\SYSTEM folder which is the current version and the offending MSCOMCTL.OCX version found in C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64

My question is, is it safe to replace the offending MSCOMCTL.OCX with the newer OCX and if so what it the best way to do so?  I assumed I would need to unregister the OCX file, replace the old one with the new and run Regsvr32 on the newer OCX file.

PFA screenshot of found OCX files.


Has anyone run into this vulnerability and if so what was done to remediate the issue?  Many thanks in advance!
I have a client that is running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and XP Mode for an old application they still use. The virtual machine no longer works. It won't boot and I get an error that the SYSTEM32\CONFIG file is corrupted. I want to fix it by booting off an XP Pro ISO as the CD drive but it won't boot off the drive. In order to boot off the drive, I have to use integration features but integration features show as "not available" in the Virtual-PC Manager so I cannot enable them.

Any ideas on how to get around this?
I downloaded a Dell repair image for my Windows 7 pro but I cannot see how to burn the iso file to a USB drive.   It is too big for a DVD.
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I have a client site that has a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain with AD, the computers are all Windows 7 and added to the domain. Yesterday one of the users had her system revert to a blank profile while she was logged in. Rebooting her system resulted in the error that User Profile Service failed the logon, this user cannot be logged in, which appears to be a profile issue. I was unable to resolve the profile issue on her system so I logged her into another computer and took her's with me. Today she decided she wants a computer nobody is using moved into her office, not the one from yesterday. No worries, right? Nope, that system gets the same error message but I can log into the system at her desk as the Administrator. I walked back to the system she could log into yesterday, she can log in. I removed her AD account and recreated it, she cannot log in. I rebooted the server. She still cannot log in. I took the system back to it's original location, she can't log in there either. I then created a completely new, not reused username account. That account cannot log in either. No other accounts on their domain are having this issue...yet. I'm at a complete loss here! There's nothing odd in the logs of the server or local computer either. I'm worried whatever is going wrong could begin to spread to other users.
I am trying to install a DOS program under W7 on a particular computer. I did this successfully on several other computers by increasing the number of file handles for DOS entering files=140 in C:\Windows\system32\config.nt. On this particular computer I did the same but the DOS program still crashes because of lack of file handles. So as it seems the system did not recognize the files=140 entry in config.nt. I certainly restarted the system after making the change, but no effect. Can somebody please help me? Thanks.
I have a user that has a bunch of .tmp files located on her desktop. In the Folder Options, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives and Hide protected operating system files are checked. What else can I look for? This is on a Windows 7 machine.
I used a USB stick that was previously created to allow recovery to boot my computer.   When I removed the USB stick and tried to boot the computer, the following message appeared:

Status 0xc000000f
An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data"

I do not have the original Windows 7 Professional 64 bit disk, as it was not supplied by Dell when I bought the computer.

Please help ASAP, I am desperate!
I have a windows 7 Professional Pc with 8GB of Ram on a domain, this Pc had an issue last year when the user would shut down the pc
 and then boot again  the Pc would get to the Please wait screen before the login screen and just hang on please wait for 30 mins to an hour, i replaced the Hardrive and this resolved the issue, however since today the same issue has happened again, i have tried a system restore, i have tried disabling the NLA service and the windows error service, i have also done an SFC Scan now & chkdsk but the issue still persists,  has anybody come across this before and what steps were taken to resolve the issue? , i have read that disabling the services i mentiond was one fix but this has not worked for me
I'm setting up a laptop (HP) that will play music for 18 hours every day - 7 days a week. Music sources are net radio and locally stored  playlists (.mp3). I've tried two media players (VLC and wmplayer) running under Win 10 pro. Experienced some lock-up situations (1 - 2 week interval) and I'm now in the process of replacing the laptop with same type. I'm also thinking of going back to Win 7 Pro as the OS, but I'm not sure if it is better with respect to stability.
Any ideas / experiences to share?

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.