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.

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Connecting to my Windows 7 FileZilla FTP server from outside; I get the error: Could not connect to server.
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Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with an aging Windows 7 desktop PC, that just recently produced the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, and then restarted normally. I remoted in and copied the Minidump file produced by the BSOD from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder, which I attach to this inquiry.

I now am requesting an analysis of the Minidump file. Though I am grateful for any response, I would request a specific analysis of the final, rather than just general or security advice, so that I can tackle the solution directly.

Many thanks in advance,

Running Windows 7 Professional 32-bit, my desktop has exhibited a variety of bad behaviors for the past several weeks.  These include applications freezing, black screen, unintended rebooting, and BSOD.  Once, when I tried to run Windows startup repair, the utility could not identify any installed Windows operating system.  I'm suspecting an impending hardware failure, but don't know how to isolate the problem.  I ran the WDC Diagnostic utility on the system HDD, and it passed the Quick Test.

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:      BlueScreen
  OS Version:      6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:      1033

Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode:      1000008e
  BCP1:      C0000005
  BCP2:      845A8885
  BCP3:      CAC53920
  BCP4:      00000000
  OS Version:      6_1_7601
  Service Pack:      1_0
  Product:      256_1

Files that help describe the problem:
I have used Casper several times to clone a HD and never had a problem. This time the clone drive is Blue Screening.  Any ideas?  The system is a Windows 7 Pro and I used Casper 10 "Upgrade/Replace System Drive" to copy this drive to the new drive.  Only differences with this the OS is on a Corsair 240HD and I cloned it to a Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB.
We have an old laptop that has Windows 7 and some very specific software that our finance dept uses. We no longer have access to this software that was created by company that is no longer in business. Users typically remote into this machine to run this software that requires SOAP UI Utilities and Office 2003 to work. We would like to Clone this PC unto another similar PC so more than person can access this software and perform the same function. All that being said, can we close the hard drive of that laptop unto another laptop (Does it have to be the same make and model?) so we can have an exact duplicate of that system? I was thinking about using Clonezilla.
Experts, I have a printer mapping script that installs printers based on the user's group membership (due to the 50+ printers we have in this office, I can't use group policies).

@echo off

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

echo Connecting Printers...
set PriorityDefaultPrinterSet=0
for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=-." %%a in ('n:\ifmember.exe /list ^| find /i "group %UserDomain%\Prt-" ^| sort') do (
  echo Connecting %%b %%c
  rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /in /q /n\\w2k8ps01\%%b
  if not "!PriorityDefaultPrinterSet!" == "0" goto not_def
	echo ...Setting as default printer
	rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /n\\w2k8ps01\%%b
  if /i "%%c"=="D" set PriorityDefaultPrinterSet=1


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As we migrate the users from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I need to change this script to include the new print server (w2k16ps01).  I tried just changing the server name in the script but the printers aren't installing in our testing.

Can someone look at this script and verify if it will run on Windows 10 or if there is different verbiage that I need to include?

Thanks Experts.
This is a message I got from a friend:

I have a computer problem will you come over about 4 pm and take a look
there is a yellow bar with a green bar in it and a red star in the
corner of it 100% in the bottom of it cant x out of it.

What would be your guess on what it is before I go over there to take a look.
I can only use two of the three monitors at a time.

This is a Win7 Pro desktop PC with a GEForce 210 video card, with a VGA, HDMI, and DVI connector.  The primary monitor is connected to the HDMI port.   I have a DVI-VGA converter plugged into the DVI port.  If I connect all three monitors, one of the non-primary monitors will be black.  The 3rd monitor does appear on the Windows Screen resolution setup screen, but its icon is darker grey, and the Resolution and Orientation fields are greyed out.  The Multiple displays field says Disconnect this display, and no matter what I change it to from the dropdown, it ignores me and goes back to Disconnect this display.  

The Nvidia control panel only sees two monitors at a time, i.e. never three like Windows does, but if I disconnect one of the side monitors, then the Nvidia control panel "sees" the other side monitors and displays its model name correctly.  Note that I just now downloaded the latest driver for the GEForce 210 and rebooted.

Is this card incapable of running three monitors, or am I doing something wrong?  TIA
The customer wants to use three new monitors for the office computer, for typical office apps.  All it has on the motherboard is one VGA and one DisplayPort, so I wanted to get a video card that would support all three monitors using the HDMI and/or DP ports on the monitors--which is all they have, being large and new.  But every reasonably priced video card I look at has VGA, DP, and DVI--and of course VGA and DVI do me no good in this case.

Is there such a thing as a reasonably priced video card that has all DP and/or HDMI outputs?  Low profile would be even better.  Again, I'm not looking for hi-res graphics or gaming features.  Rather, I'm just trying to get access to three "modern" video ports for this PC.  

Or, should I buy three USB HDMI video adapter dongles--and expect that to look good and for Windows 7 to manage all three screens properly?  TIA
I need to get access to an LG vn220 phone's data on my computer. When I connect via usb cable it doesn't show up on a Window 7 computer but does show up on a Windows 10 computer. How do I get the directories and files to display
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Environment: Server 2012 r2, 1 Windows 10 domain client and 1 Windows 7 domain client

Problem: Trying to set up domain wide GPO for screen saver policy. Nothing works.

I have tried
1) create new GPO, edit it, expand to user configuration, Policies, Administrative Templates, Control Panel, Personalization
Enable Screen saver timeout for 60 seconds
Enable Force specific screen saver and point to shared UNC \\itrdc\sharedscreens\12345.jpg
Enable Password protect the screen saver
reboot both server and clients
Server seems to have shorter timeout but not the client and my screensaver is not used.
2) Then I undid the above and tried this:
Computer Configuration, policies, Windows Settings Security Settings, Local Policies, security options
Enabled Interactive logon: machine inactivity limit for 60 seconds. I don't see a way to specify the screen saver.
Rebooted both server and client. No change in clients.

I am more interested in getting this to run for Windows 10 clients and server.

Any ideas are appreciated.
Host OS - Server 2016 Standard with Hyper-V Role only.
Original VM - Windows 7 x86 Ultimate
Attempting to update to Windows 10 Pro Build 1903.
Host Server is a Dell ProLiant R430, single Xeon CPU 6GB RAM

I am attempting to upgrade a Windows 7 VM to Windows 10 and am getting the:
"this pc's processor doesn't support a critical feature (nx)"
I have had a look throug the Host's BIOS and cannot find any mention of Execute Disable, DEP etc etc that I have found looking for similar issues regarding physical updates.
Any suggestions gratefully received as I am trying to avoid having to re-install all the existing Windows 7 applications.
The upgrade worked perfectly on a physical Windows 7 Workstation.
A clean install of a Windows 10 VM works OK.
Windows 7: How do I find out what is running?

Sometimes, when shutting down, a black screen appears with white lettering. I think it is shutting down a running app, but it is only there for a blink of the eye and I can’t read it.

Computer usually enters sleep mode if there is no activity for a while. But sometimes it stays alive for an extended time.

Something is running that I am unaware of.
Hi guys, I'm looking for a download of Win 7 pro and if you have one Win 10.
This is for a virtual machine install.

Any help would be great. Thanks.

How can I run a .jar file at computer startup, and have the application running all the time, until computer shutdown?

Hi, I am trying to run the Windows 10 compatibility checker on my Windows 7 machines but the program keeps returning an error code I don't understand.

I want to upgrade the machines from Win7 Professional to Win10 Professional version 1809.

The Win7 machines are running the OEM Win7 that they were purchased with.

The Win10 installation media I'm using is named SW_DVD9_Win_Pro_10_1809.1_64BIT_English_Pro_Ent_EDU_N_MLF_X22-03114.ISO

The command I'm using to run the compatibility checker is:
Setup.exe /Quiet /Compat ScanOnly /Compat IgnoreWarning /CopyLogs "\\fileserver\sharedfolders\win10compatcheck\results\"

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However when I run the command, nothing is copied to the \\fileserver\sharedfolders\win10compatcheck\results\ folder.
When I do echo %errorlevel% after the command has run, the result is  -1047526908.

I googled
Windows 10 /compat scanonly "-1047526908"
and in the results, some people say this errorlevel equates to the result code 0xC1900204 which apparently means
"Migration choice (auto upgrade) not available (probably the wrong SKU or architecture)".
Firstly I don't see how -1047526908 equates to the hex value 0xC1900204 - when I do a DEC2HEX in Excel, the result is actually FFC1900204. But anyway.
The main problem is, how do I figure out what's wrong? There seems to be very little documentation out there for this compatibility checker.

I noticed that the ISO actually covers several different editions of Win10 - when I type
dism /Get-WimInfo /WimFile:F:\sources\install.wim
the results are in the aaa_win10versions.txt
So, I'm on a Windows 7 box this AM and when going to the internet, I see a popup from the MS Content Adviser.  It's prompting me for a password.  No one know this password.  

I logged in as an admin, and on the Content tab of IE 11, there is no content adviser, only Family Sharing.

Anyone know how to turn off this Content Adviser prompt?

Win 7 with IE11.

I need to upgrade some windows 7 pro computers to windows 10 pro and I need some advice on whether I should upgrade them or just replace the computer because they might not run well with windows 10 pro.  The computers have vairous processors and RAM that are on the screenshot attached.  Let me know if you think it is time to replace all or maybe just a few and update the others to windows 10 pro.

I also could upgrade some and add RAM before I update to Win 10 Pro.
Windows 10 Professional OS.
Computer will boot to initial screen showing background and "Time" in bottom left corner.  This prompts the user to press "Enter" - which usually provides the screen to enter login credentials.  The only thing that appears is a black window and NOTHING happens.  Eventually, the screen returns to the initial screen showing background and time.
I can get the computer to boot into Safe Mode.
I've run sfc /scannow.  This returns a prompt stating it has found corrupted files but cannot repair them.
If I attempt to run DISM commands, the commands run for several minutes.  However, I'm then prompted that these commands cannot be run in Safe Mode.
I've removed the hard drive from the computer and have attached it to another pc running Windows 7 professional.  This PC has assigned the external drive with the drive letter M:.
1) Can DISM commands be run on this external drive?
2) If there has to be a "source" from which corrupted files can be obtained and copied to drive M:, how do I provide that source.
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Hi, I need to migrate several user profile with very old OSes (XP, Windows 7...).
I succesfully used Profwiz on a couple of XP machines.
I can't use same tool on Windows 7 because on some workstation there is no SP 1 (it is required).
I wondering if I can simply edit the proper registry key to change path of  users, like this:

I don't know if Profwiz does more stuff other than change registry path.

Thank you !
I have a Windows 7 Pro machine with a Windows XP Virtual Machine created by using the Microsoft VM software. I upgrade this machine to Windows 10 but the VM did not upgrade. I have a backup of the VM

Is there a way to set up the Windows XP VM on Windows 10?
I have users running Windows 7 and 10. Is there a way to have only their desktop files follow them to different machines without creating Roaming Profiles?
This works fine with a CLT+P and I can paste in the file path.
I need to set Print to File as a default printer to capture a text version of the report.

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Edition, 32-bit Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
All patches current.
Logged in as Administrator

1. Remote accessing a customer’s computer.
2. Business does print to a Thermal Receipt printer (Pizza Shop)
3. I need to see a report - for obvious reasons - I need to print to a .txt file.
  1. Need to print from the software – initiate the report and click on print.
  2. No prompt for file path destination.
  3. Print job gets stuck in print queue with error.
  4. No option to export this report.
  5. Printing to XML and PDF are a no go.

Followed these instructions.
How to Print to File without user intervention
Yes, I noticed this - Applies to: Windows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseWindows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Have ZERO’d out UAC.
When I’m attempting above instructions “C:\Users\pos\Desktop\printjob” gives me an “Can not Access Error” or something to that effect.

Any help?
Make OS install available to specific computer in SCCM

I would like to know how to make  OS install available to specific computer in SCCM.
for instance I have windows 7 computer , I want SCCM to push WIndows 10 install to Windows 7 PC..
User will have to go configuration manager applet in windows 7 and find the Windows 10 install available. and will proceed with the Install

Thank you
Friend has a Dell desktop and it arrived with Windows 7 installed and a disc to install Windows 10 at any time, even after the date Microsoft gave as a deadline to upgrade for free.
At some point he will ask me to help him with this. What can I expect on how this installation will go? Insert the W10 disc and follow all directions will it be that easy?
I think this was a Windows 10 system originally and there was a demand for Windows 7 so they sold some like the one described here. Some program files for the two O/S must be the same. What to expect in installing the W10 disc. Thanks.

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.