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Hello everyone,

Upgrading from windows 7 to windows 10 cost something now or its free ?

can someone send me a safe  link where i can download the windows 10 upgrade please ?

Thank you
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Having a backup problem that I think is common. Seems to be the Hidden Partition that is full and the backup stops at like 97% then will bring back an error that looks like this.
Where it always seems to get stuck
Couple of weird things is that I go into the System Protection | System Properties and I turn off Security, Seen Here.(Bottom of Page) Then I go into MSCONFIG as another expert says to do. Turn off all StartUps & all services but Microsoft ones. Then I restart and try to backup. Same errors.
I did check configure and turn off protection on the SYSTEM disk
I have also turned all services off and not restarted. Then tried to backup. After I select apply or hit OK everytime you go back into to the Services the DARN things are back on. When you go under Microsoft's Windows Services they are back on by default. I can see where they are running.I know the logical thing would be to stop them. However that is not an option under the "All Tasks or Properties Section?"
Turned Off
Sys Config Services UncheckedGo back and they are Turned back on?
The McAfee will not disable?Services are obviously running. So I tried stopping them.
Services would not let me stop manually
I am assuming I still have to either get the Services Stopped or Resize the Small Partition seen in the images For Disk Management (either the 200 or 128 MB) and move it to a larger partition, resize the existing partition or create an entirely new partition and put it there.
Disk Management
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Hello. I have 1 Windows 7 Pro pc in a WIndows domain. We have folders shared on Server 2008 R2. On this 1 pc, no users can see contents in 1 share, which of course is a top-level Users share. 2 domain admins can open the folder but see nothing in it. I can get in using the admin share D$ for the drive and see all content. We have disjoined and rejoined the domain. I don't know what tools to use to troubleshoot something like this. The folder is accessible from other pc's.
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And currently moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I run into a problem there seems to be no straightforward way to define the background color in applications. I can change the color on the window screen, but not the applications like I couldn't Windows 7. I spent a considerable length of time trying to find the answer on the Internet, is there a way change the background colors in applications and Windows 10?
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Lions Tigers Bears Oh My. Got great help from the EE Gods over the last weeks. However here we go again with a confusing anomalie that keeps reoccuring. So today this question was solved and working as of late this afternoon. It was an update to Win 7 Pro. Got the Network connected and the Network Adapter working well. My Question So I did a backup and created a restore point for safety because I had everything working.

However Win 7 Pro had two hundred plus updates. The first batch was 174. Then like 20 now it is down to batches of 5-8 most important some optional. So I started down that road an I noticed that everytime I installed the updates the driver for the Intel 82578DC GIGABIT NETWORK Connection got WIPED OUT. Let me rephrase that. The network icon is still there but the small monitor screen in the lower right corner of the status bar shows up with a BIG RED X on it. So maybe it is just breaking the connection each time.  So I had to go back in use the file Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7*

to remove the installation because …
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Greetings wise wizards of EE:

I'm helping a friend with an aging HP Pavilion Windows 7 desktop computer, which is beginning to show the pangs of its advancing age. It produced the dreaded Blue Screen of Death a few days ago, and I am wondering if it is in relation to its hardware. I copied the minidump file generated by the BSOD, from the C:\Windows\Minidump folder from her machine, which I now attach to this message.

I respectfully request an analysis of the attached minidump file. While I am grateful for any response, I would ask specifically for an analysis of the minidump file, rather than just general maintenance or security advice, so that I can tackle the solution directly.

My many thanks in advance,

Zovoth
041619-802812-01.dmp
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I have over 1500 PCs, a mixture of WIn 7 and 10.
Using Server 2012 R2
Looking  for a way how I can prevent users from being able to save to their desktops.

I have done the below already -
User Configuration \ Policies \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ File Explorer
"Hide these specified drives in My Computer" and "Prevent access to drives from My Computer"

but I find that users are still able to save or right click on the desktop and select new
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Have 2 Dell computers that came in today, both with failing hard drives.  The drives are successfully cloned over to new HDD.  However, upon installing the new drives into their machines no OS is found.  Both computers are running Windows 7 64-bit.  So, no big deal I will repair the MBR (Both systems predate UEFI).  I pop in an OEM Windows 7 Home (or Pro depending on OS installed) and it tells me "This version of system recovery is not compatible..."  Now I haven't needed to dig out a Windows 7 disc in a long time, so I may be forgetting something here.  I wanted to run bootrec /rebuildbcd and so on commands.  I have attempted to run these commands from my USB media for Windows 10 also, with no success of any kind.  I have tried multiple Discs (Even tried Home in the Pro system and vice versa).  I have confirmed they are running 64-bit OS.  As the old drives do boot, but it takes like 15 minutes to do so.  Old drives show many bad sectors.  I am currently running CHKDSK /r on each drive in another system and will reclone to see if that helps.  Note: The clone software did have to skip some sectors that were unreadable.  I have been using that cloning software (Many revisions worth that is), for more than a decade.  I am unable to download the Windows 7 ISO to make non OEM version, due to MS says they are vendor specific product keys that I cannot download.  I have had many people download an ISO to reinstall or repair Dell computers over the year.  Why has that changed now …
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Are there any known tools like advanced IP scanner I can use to scan the network and report OS?  I want to do a workstation survey and find out which machines currently on the network I am connected to are running Windows 7.
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Over the past couple of weeks I've noticed Windows 7, on my main desk top PC, has updated nearly every day the result is very slow boot times
Knowing I will be shortly need to use laptop, also running Win 7, I would like to know why these updates are coursing 6 -7 minute boot time before updating the laptop

with End of Life announced, Microsoft's answer is to update the hardware

Currently the IT I have dose what I need it to do
I'm unclear if upgrading to win 10 this kit will still work  For instance the PC has TV capture card I've not as yet investigated if Win 10 drivers exists for this nor the Motherboard
Not to mention MS office and other non MS software

When MS was pushing free upgrades from 7 to 10 I didn't do it having heard and helped others whom did sort there problems now it's no longer free I'm less inclined

My thinking is when this IT fails upgrade to Win 10 then of course after Jan next I'll be at risk of running an operating system that doesn't get security patches
 
In the mean time how do I work out why the updates are causing slow boot times and how to prevent this n the Laptop
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Updated My old Windows Vista for Business to a Win 7 Pro machine. A legal copy COA. It installed but upon final restart and confirmation of installation. No Adapter installed at all. The Device is not seen by Windows 7 Pro. However, I ran a tool called SIW which did see the adapter and saw WAN Miniport and RAS Async Adapter. No internet connect when before it was there. Hoping to get the machine to see the network and internet.

Also noticed a .NET framework 4.5v issue so I went to Microsoft downloaded repair tool then followed instructions then downloaded the files and got errors not sure if one affects the other. IF I can get to the internet seems like one issue may correct the other but not sure? Any help appreciated.

Log Installation FIle from the .NET attempt is included.
device manager does not see much of anything but the one driver i got installedSIW sees something However there is no device installed on the machine that win 7 pro seesRepair tool gave instructions which I followed but they did not work.Strange error message from .NET 4.5InsallationLogFile.rtf
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Simple question:  I am running Windows 7 Pro.  I am looking for an easy to use free RSS reader.  Does not have to be fancy.  Yes, I have tried searching before posting but I cannot find any post answering this question.

What RSS reader do you recommend?
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Hello Everyone and thank you very much in advance for your timely and precise feedback/input/insights, etc. :-)
Came upon an odd issue due to a website browser requirement by one of our vendors. They need IE11 and it must not run in compatibility mode.
We use Windows 7 (Build 7601 SP1) and IE11 (Version 11.0.9600.19236, Update Version 11.0.105 KB4480965) on our desktops in a FFL/DFL 2012R2 (2x 2016 DC) AD infrastructure.
Our GPO (Computers - nothing under Users) has a few websites listed to be used in compatibility mode (the setting "Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 Sites"), but those are older and not related to this new vendor and we do not force anything else into compatibility. On the end-user side there are no entries at all.
What is odd is that they asked me to verify the emulation settings (instructions below)
1) In an Internet Explorer window, press F12
2) A new window frame will appear with a black title bar and 7 tabs to choose from
3) Select ‘Emulation’
4) Under the ‘Mode’ column, the last item is ‘User agent string’. That will be the IE version your session is running. If the emulation is not Internet Explorer 11, contact your IT representative to explore options to allow your internet browser to be IE11

which I did and I noted that although we are using Windows 7 and IE11 the default document mode was set to IE10 and there was an EDGE option, but NO IE11 option in the drop-down box that could be set and this perplexes me. We are using Windows…
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Hey Experts!  The script below deletes out the user's profile on the computers in a text file.  However the script isn't deleting out the user's AppData folder.  It's staying on the computer and I'm hopeful we can tweak this script so the AppData dir is deleted when the profile is wiped out.

Get-ADComputer -Filter 'Name -like "TRN3*"' -SearchBase "OU=COMPUTERS,OU=TRAINING,OU=DEPTS,DC=LOCAL" -Property * | Select-Object -ExpandProperty name | out-file c:\tools\logs\testlog.csv


$computerList = Get-Content c:\tools\logs\testlog.csv
$logFile = "c:\tools\logs\testlog.csv_$([DateTime]::Now.ToString('yyyyMMdd')).csv"

$dateTime = {[DateTime]::Now.ToString('yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss')}
$computerList | ForEach-Object {
	$computerName = $_
	Write-Host "Processing $($computerName) ..."
	[PSCustomObject]@{
		ComputerName = $computerName
		Date = & $dateTime
		Type = 'Cleanup Start'
		Result = "PROFILE CLEANUP OF TRAINING ACCOUNTS START: $([DateTime]::Now)"
	}
	If (Test-Connection -ComputerName $computerName -Count 2 -Quiet) {
		Try {
			$diskC = Get-WmiObject  Win32_LogicalDisk -Filter "DeviceID='C:'" -ComputerName $computerName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
			$diskSize = [math]::Round($diskC.Size / 1GB, 2)
			$freeSpaceBefore = [math]::Round($diskC.FreeSpace / 1GB, 2)
			$profiles = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_UserProfile -Filter "(Special='False') And (Loaded='False') And (Not (SID Like '%500'))" -ComputerName $computerName -ErrorAction Stop
			If ($profiles) {
				$profiles | 

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User has a Windows 7 Dell laptop. When watching Netflix or Amazon Prime video, they report that the sound stops. Sound can be restored by a restart.

I have gone to Dell support, and installed the High Def audio driver

Are there any common causes for sound cutting off?


Thanks
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Hey Experts!  I have a powerful script that I would like to add a little more details to the log file but am not sure how to put the lines into the existing code.  Any help would be appreciated.

Get-ADComputer -Filter 'Name -like "TRN3*"' -SearchBase "OU=COMPUTERS,OU=TRAINING,DC=LOCAL" -Property * | Select-Object -ExpandProperty name | out-file c:\tools\logs\testlog.csv

$computerList = Get-Content c:\tools\logs\testlog.csv
$logFile = 'C:\Tools\logs\profiles2.csv'

$computerList | ForEach-Object {
	$computerName = $_
	Write-Host "Processing $($computerName) ..."
	If (Test-Connection -ComputerName $computerName -Count 2 -Quiet) {
		Try {
			$diskC = Get-WmiObject  Win32_LogicalDisk -Filter "DeviceID='C:'" -ComputerName $computerName -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
			$diskSize = [math]::Round($diskC.Size / 1GB, 2)
			$freeSpaceBefore = [math]::Round($diskC.FreeSpace / 1GB, 2)
			$profiles = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_UserProfile -Filter "(Special='False') And (Loaded='False') And (Not (SID Like '%500'))" -ComputerName $computerName -ErrorAction Stop
			If ($profiles) {
				$profiles | ForEach-Object {
					$out = $_ | Select-Object -Property @{n='ComputerName'; e={$computerName}}, LocalPath, Result
					Try {
#						[void]$_.Delete()
						$out.Result = "Profile deleted"
					} Catch {
						$out.Result = "ERROR: $($_.Exception.Message)"
					}
					$out
				}
			} Else {
				[PSCustomObject]@{ComputerName=$computerName; Result='Found no profiles to delete'}
			}
			

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Hi Everyone my company has tasked me with drawing up a I guess we can call it a project to present to our clients with transitioning them off Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 pro.   This is for a sales standpoint to present a SOW on the best way to transition all workstations/ laptops to the Windows 10 environment including all of their applications.   Has anyone ever written something up like this and would be willing to give me a hand in doing so?  I would greatly appreciate it.   This group has been awesome.  Please feel free if you need any more information from me I would be happy to work with whomever.  I have never had to write up a solution in the past for this so this is very new to me.  Thank you greatly in advance.
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Hey Experts.  Trying my hand at a script that will clean-up profiles on the Windows 7 pc's in our training lab.  

I thought a script that pulled the computer names from the OU, put them in a text file and then perform a few actions on each pc in that file while recording the failure/success of the actions.  Something like A) ping the pc's to see if they are online and B) remove profiles. I put together a starting script but struggled with the profiles being removed from the computers that are pingable.

Get-ADComputer -Filter 'Name -like "TRN3*"' -SearchBase "OU=COMPUTERS,OU=TRAINING,OU=DEPTS,DC=LOCAL" -Property * | Select-Object name | out-file c:\tools\logs\output.txt

get-content -path c:\tools\logs\output.txt | foreach-object { ping $_ } > c:\tools\logs\pingresult.txt

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End goal: powershell script that creates a logfile of computer names from the OU specified, verifies the computer is online via ping and if it is, removes the user profiles on each computer listed in the logfile.  Logging results to verify success.  

Again, any constructive criticism is welcome and I appreciate your time.

(edited for clarification)
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I have a computer that get the blue screen so often, I attached the latest dump file, please can someone help me read it

Windows 7
010719-24804-01.dmp
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SBS2011 Server -- Windows 7 Pro workstation -- Office 2016 Professional Plus

How can I configure Outlook 2016 to both recognize our in-house exchange server (username@[domain name].com AND our third-party vendor which houses our email accounts (username@[domain name].com.  

A little bit of background here -- Unusual setup -- Although there is an in-house exchange server (built-in  to the SBS2011 server}, the app is used ONLY for sharing the calendar and contacts list amongst the 10 employees.   Email is hosted by a third party vendor.   One of our Windows 7 workstations with MS Office 2010 died.   Replaced the HD and re-installed Windows 7.  Good to go.   However, the MS Office 2010 is no longer supported by MS and hence the key code can no longer be activated.    I went ahead and purchased Office 2016.  Configuring the Outlook app automatically letting it recognize the exchange server when well.   I can open our calendar and contacts.   But when I went to add the 3rd party vendor, and keyed in the username@domainname.com, I was prompted that it already existed.  

Anyone experience this already and found a solution?

Thanking you in advance,
Mich
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I have a Win 7 laptop that I have been using since July of 2009.  It has gradually slowed down over the years and I recently deleted a lot of software (it is no longer my primary laptop).  I know that Win7 is no longer supported,(new updates, etc) but if I wipe the laptop and re-install Win 7, will I be able to get all existing updates?  Same question for Office 2003.

Thanks
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Need an upgrade to Windows 10

I have Windows 7 running on Parallels, but decided that the time has come to upgrade to Windows 10.

Is windows 10 Professional the right choice for me? I am a developer and need Windows 10 so that I can dig into Azure development.

Is Windows 10 the right choice?

Can I get an update somewhere? The prices seem to be pretty low, compared to the prices of years ago. So, I wonder if they even bother offering discounts any longer.

Thanks
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I tried to use Acronis Universal Restore to restore a backup to  a different computer.   I keep getting the request to provide the following file:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C26&SUBSYS_04EE1028&REV_05 for Windows 7

I have the original Dell device drivers and utilities resource media, but it does not appear to be there.    Restore does not proceed without this file.   Where do I find it?
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Is there a good tutorial or explanation of the RDN (Names) Identifying the various Groups and Users I have listed here. I assume some are defaults and some may be OS specific and others specific to applications I have installed. I understand a fair amount about users and rights however.

My goal is to understand the following better:

ANONYMOUS LOGIN
Authenticated Users
CONSOLE LOGIN
CREATOR GROUP & OWNER
DIALUP
HomeGroupUser$

I am curious to know the differences between:

INTERACTIVE & ISUR
Local Account vs Local Account & Member & Administrator Group
NETWORK, SERVICE, SYSTEM
Owner & OWNER RIGHTS
REMOTE INTERACTIVE LOGON

I assume that the "In Folder" means that the Name RDN (image below) is included in the Permissions setting. Therefore the member of the group or the specified user has permissions to use RDP. I used to set up Business Objects Enterprise Users Groups Object and Folder Rights. So I have basic understanding.
Any direction "pointable" is appreciated. Thank you.
What I am hoping to understand better.
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Hello all,
I have never been asked this until this past week.
In Windows 7 there is Windows Fax under printers.
Can you send reports to this printer and have it fax the report to another fax machine without having a modem attached to your computer or network?
If not then why does Windows 7 come with this Windows fax?
Thanks,
Kelly W
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Windows 7

47K

Solutions

30K

Contributors

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.