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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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We started upgrading our servers to server 2019, and things are going very well.  I h ave one last server that is on 2008 R2 - it was a domain controller, and I decommissioned it.

However, this server is our KMS host.  I think I need to keep it around for awhile until we get rid of the 30 +/- windows 7 clients that are being activated by this KMS host.

I guess I have a few questions, but you might need to know the following facts before you can answer:

1. We have Win 7 clients using KMS for activation - the KMS host is running server 2008 R2
2. We have Win 10 Pro clients that are using OEM licenses (Eventually would like to use KMS or AD activation...)
3. we have Win Svr 2019 and a few Win Svr 2016  servers that are using MAK keys

It also looks like Microsoft has done away with the KMS activation methods in favor of Active Directory activation;  or are the two synonymous?

I guess it boils down to a few stupid questions:  Is it possible to use the KMS Host key that we currently have on server 2019 or 2016 and continue activating my Win 7 clients, either by using KMS or AD Activation?  

Is it possible to get a new KMS/AD Activation key that will work for newer server versions that can activate Win 10 and win 7 clients?

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration in answering my questions.
I have a dell 6500 lattitude and the O S is win 7   enterprise ediition,  64 bit and someh0w the backspace  key is disabled.  I have tried everything incl hitting the Ctrl  or alt keys  and it does not work.  Can this be fixed in the OS, or how can it be remedied? thank u
Running MySql version 5.7 on Windows 7 pro.  I am not a MySql expert.

Before I posted this question I searched Experts-Exchange for mysql_config_editor.  No results were found.

I am trying to use mysql_config_editor .  I have read the information in the v5.7 manual .  The commands shown  in the manual do not work.

First, the manual shows mysql_config_editor running from a shell command.  I have found I have to manually start the mysql command line to get mysql_config_editor to run.  

The manual says to print the information in mylogin.cnf I should type:
  print –all

This does nothing.  So I am confused and the MySql manual is not helping me.

 -  I want to start mysql from a Windows batch file .  I do not want to put the password in plain text in the batch file.  The 5.7 manual says the password can be put into the mylogin.cnf file.  May be this is the wrong thing to do.   Where should I put the password ?

- I searched all of my drives.  I cannot find a mylogin.cnf file.  May be I’m trying to edit a nonexistent file. What is the name of this file in a Windows installation?

- In what file would you put the password?
Trouble creating a mirror image on SSD...

Im trying to create a mirror image of an existing 1TB hard drive onto a new SSD (also 1TB) have done this before with macrium and it went well.. I have the SSD and HDD connected on sata ports, however this time around ive got stuck..

Machine is Win7 (64bit) and the existing drive is partitioned into a C and D drive of equal size, so far so good...

When i first ran up macrium (free version), noticed that the D drive was 75% used whereas the C had much less data on it, so i wanted to adjust the partition somehow (this might be where ive gone wrong), so initially i used macrium to adjust the C partition down in size by 100GB, but this seemed to leave an unused area of 100MB which i couldnt add to the D partition (or at least i couldn't find a way to do this).  Started macriums mirror function in the hope it might spot the spare space and allow you to add to the D partition, but this didn't seem to work, so i went back and increased the partition by all the extra free space you could select using drive properties/tools. Seemingly back to where i started (maybe!).

I now ran the mirror and it started copying the partitions okay, got thru the first 2, and started on the 3rd partiton (C drive), then part way thru (always at 3% after it perhaps has copied the FAT, it pops a "Clone failed error 9 read failed.." message (interestingly this is read rather than write so would this be from the old HDD or SSD?.

The error always…
I have this computer running windows 7 pro and wanting to run updates but it is determined to download and install windows 10, which we do not want. We only want it to run other updates.  How do we stop it from downloading and installing windows 10?
Hi Experts,
How can I get to see the latest file I downloaded?
When I sort by date modified, it displays all folders first and after that many files, not necessary in order...

Please what is the solution to migration windows 7 to windows 10 with copy the date of the user?

Thanks for your advise.

I have a Windows 7 Pro which had a problem with the keyboard and mouse. When I am about to log in it freezes. Keyboard and mouse do not work. I have try:

  System Restore - It tries to restore but I got a message saying that it wasn't possible to restore and I have a few days to restore but it doesn't.
  Safe Mode - Freezes as well
  Command prompt - command SFC / Scannow
  Repair computer - with previous system restore
  Last well know configuration - it works around 1 minute  and then both keyboard and mouse freezes

I did plug and unplug the keyboard and mouse - did not work
Unplug the Power cable and leave for a while with connecting.
Run Sysetm Diagnotic from HP all passed
I have Sophos AV protection - I am not sure if I am protected

I am not sure what to do next. Can you please advise?

Best regards,
is there any method to remote check the type of lan cable plugging,  from network card device properties / other windows log?
I have a compiled application that includes an OLE web browser control and the program automatically loads a specific web page.

On confirmation to continue a new page should load for entry of a user name and password.

This fails with a status code of  2146697208

I have also tested directly in Internet Explorer and the same behavior occurs suggesting the program code is not at fault.

The user has Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8
What is the total number of files (including documents, pictures, program files, system files and hidden files, etc.) are on my Windows 7 computer's (C:\ Drive)?  

I am just looking a number, not a breakdown of each category.
Is it still Possible to upgrade Windows 7 to windows 7 using the windows 10 upgrade tool??
A user has a Windows 7 professional desktop that is using a HP P3015 laserjet network printer. - The printer is having problems and I was told to update the drivers.
The printer is installed on a Windows 2012r2 print server.

What is the best way to update this printers drivers - And How.

Update - The description from the user was not accurate. - The problem was resolved by setting the default tray from envelope to the main try.
However - Management wants the driver updated.      

If I download the basic driver - how can I update the printer on the print server.
Hi I'm having issues with the USB composite driver in windows 10 pro on the following computer HP ProDesk 400 G3 MT. The problem occurred when I did a windows 10 upgrade from windows 7 pro. I've downloaded the drivers from both Intel and HP's website and still a yellow exclamation mark on the USB composite. Is there something I'm doing wrong?
I saw an error with the backup (Retrospect)

I looked at the log, and I see an odd user name, and a file that ends with DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.HTML
It's late now, so I can't talk to anybody.
Error Log with Bad information
I'm not sure if it's Ransomware
System has Trend Micro Total Secure
Windows 7 Pro

The user had reported that the computer took longer than usual to start up.

If it is Ransomware, I assume that I should isolate the machine - Unplug from the network.

What other steps should I take?
There is a cloud backup of files
This is a workstation connected to a server

Running MySql version 5.7 on Windows 7 pro

In WorkBench version 6.3 I am trying to execute the sql code to create a table.
I created a model for tblA  
Then I clicked on File > Export > Forward Engineer SQL CREATE script
A screen showing options appears.  I selected “Generate DROP statements Before each Create”
I click Next
The sql object export filter appears.  I clicked on the SHOW FILTER button and it shows the correct table to be created.

I click Next
Now I see the sql code which will create the table.
I click on Finish and nothing gets created.

So, I redo the steps above except I click on “Save to Other file” and attempt to  save the script to file named A.sql
But it will not save the script!!   I keep getting the message “Invalid argument” but nothing will show me where the invalid argument is.

I have tried to save to several different folders .  I made sure every folder has full write privileges because writing a Windows file can fail if privileges are inadequate.

Every time I get the error  “Invalid argument” nothing shows me where the bad code is located.  This is very frustrating.  

Question 1:  How do I save the code so I can execute it?

Question 2: is this  a bug?
we have started working on upgrading our windows 7 clients to windows 10.

i need to build a golden image for windows 10 enterprise.

i am sure a lot of companies have already migrated.

i am looking for

1. a sort of checklist
2. how to build the image
3. deployment options

any help regarding windows 10 deployment will be very helpfull
I'm working on a 2019 DC testbed.  There are a number of Windows workstations and the Servers which have file shares established for testing.  Access to the shares seems fine.

I'm wondering about Publishing the shares.
In one case, a Windows 7 workstation won't publish the share.  We get:
"The system encountered the following error while saving the publish information of share xyzShare.
Error 0x80070005: Access is denied."

Access by who??  There appear to be no access problems anywhere.....
It would be nice to fix this.
But then, is "publishing" important at all in a small network?
  We've been getting this Windows 7 error when installing on this one workstation:

Error during "install" phase:
   Registry write error during install phase for registry path "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Approved\{4DBE8D51-F5EA-11cf-9F20-00A0241E7227}"

 We're running the installation under a local admin account and with the Antivirus and the Windows firewall disabled, but still getting the same error message.

Appricate any help on this.
What is the common technique/configuration to prevent execution of desktop tools like powershell / command prompt in an enterprise environment (mixture of windows 7 and windows 10 devices)? i.e. if you wanted to enforce such a control across your users/devices - how would you go about this. I notice as an employee when I try and run either program you get the prompt to enter an admin password before the tools will properly run. I was just intrigued into how an admin would enforce this across an enterprise, as we need to double check for a risk assessment piece of work that it has been appropriately deployed to all devices, and there are no exemptions.

They also 'hide' the security tab of folder properties, through some technique. So understanding how that has been done and then again checking its been applied consistently for all devices with no exemptions is something we need to get an assurance report on.

The background to this is some root folders on a file server share have full control to standard user groups, at both share and directory level - which to me seems excessive. However, the admins do not seem overly concerned and claim its not so much of an issue as the main 3 methods used to manipulate access control settings (the properties > security tab, powershell, e.g. set-acl, command prompt, icacls etc) - are essentially blocked from the end user. There may be other ways to manipulate an ACL above and beyond the 3 I mentioned that we may also need to explore.…
Before posting this question I searched for an answer and did not find any solutions.

I am running Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition on Microsoft Windows 7 Pro.

My question:
I want to write some Python programs.  I have been told Visual Studio is one of the best editing platforms to use.

What Visual Studio tutorials have you found to be useful?
Please provide links to the tutorials.

Thank you
Say the Samsung M2070 enters a power saving mode and when a print job is sent to it it needs to be first "woken up" by pushing the "Power button or similar". ECO mode seems to be off but not sure. PC is running Windows 7.

How do we get it not to need being "woken up" before printing? A USB cable connects it to the PC. Tx SW
Out of six desktops running Win7 Pro 64bit with PaperPort 14.5 Pro on Windows 7 Pro 64bit and Office 365, one PC has an issue with PaperPort printing PDF documents out of any application, when using the PaperPort Image Printer.

I have un-installed PaperPort and all Nuance components, I downloaded the PaperPort removal suggested in another PaperPort post here on Experts-Exchange, rebooted, re-installed clean PaperPort 14.5 Pro and Patch 1, and no luck. Same issue.

WHile in Word and Excel things are a bit better because the Nuance PDF ribbon works, as well as the "Send to PaperPort" button & shortcut - no issues here, in Outlook the only way to create PDF documents out of emails is to use the Scansoft PDF printer which works, but provides the very cumbersome way of browsing through folders. My client and his staff create a huge number of PDF documents on a daily basis for their customers, and this issue is a drag for this one PC.

I ran out of ideas on what exactly could stop the PaperPort Image Printer to open PaperPort. It keeps accumulating documents in the queue all in error. I looked at the various posts that were written by Joe Winograd, but I couldn't find anything that would help me fix this nagging issue.

Joe, if you are reading this post, I am hoping that you might have a suggestion that might save the day. Any feedback or ideas would be very much appreciated.
Thank you.
Computer is a Windows 10 Pro in a Server 2012 R2 domain. I upgraded this computer a couple of months ago from Windows 7 Pro. After the upgrade, accessing any HTTPS website with either Edge or Chrome yielded SSL certificate errors. This happened with any user profile I tried including teh domain Administrator. Windows 10 was clearly damaged. While the user limped along I researched the error, but was not able to fix it.  Then the problem miraculously resolved my great relief.

Until today!

Accessing any HTTPS website in Chrome results in NET::ERR_CERT_AUTHORITY_INVALID
Accessing any HTTPS website in Edge results in Error Code: DLG_FLAGS_INVALID_CA

Yes, the computer has the correct date and time. It's Window 10 1809.

This user just JUST logged onto a Window 7 Pro computer...and problem followed him! He can't access any HTTPS websites. Logout and logged back in with the previous user's account, and all is OK!

All users are members of the local Administrator group.

I'm totally stumped and not even sure what to Google!


Hi, I have a user that I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10.  She uses remote desktop quite a bit and now it likes to crash on her "stopped working".  I notice her version is version 10.0.18362.1.  I think there is a newer version.

Question, can I download a newer version of mstsc.exe?  And where would I do that?

Thanks all.

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.