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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 have a RDP Gateway Server 2008 R2 and it is published via TMG to the internet, since we upgraded yesterday to allow only TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 and removed some non secure cyphers, Windows 7 users cannot RDP but Windows 8.1, Windows 10 have no issues. I have tried copy RDP file form Windows 10, upgrading the PC, removing TLS 1.0 form Windows 7 and adding TLS 1.1 and 1.2 and no success.
Error Message on Windows 7 machines (both x64 and x32): Your computer  can't connect to the remote computer because the Remote Desktop Gateway server's certificate has expired or has been revoked. Contact your network administrator for assistance.

Any help will be really appreciated.
we have Internet Explorer 9 installed on windows 7 clients. we are planning to upgrade the IE to Internet Explorer 11.  we have created a package and will be using group policy to deploy the updates. now we want to create a group policy with configuration settings that only apply to 32 bit clients and clients with internet explorer 11. I hope we can do it with wmi filters.

we will be creating a GPO with a software deployment package to deploy internet explorer 11. we will be upgrading them in batches. so over a period of a month we will have clients running both IE versions. I want the policy created to deploy the IE to 32 bit windows 7 clients only as we have a mix of 32 and 64 bit clients.

once we have the IE upgraded to version 11 we want to either use the same policy or have another policy that applies to all computers running windows 7 32 bit and IE 11 to push some IE 11 specific settings to the clients.

looking for some help in the best way to do this
Hello Experts,

I'm seeing a strange issue on a couple of my workstations (both Windows 7 workstations).  The issue is all the browsers on the workstations (Internet Explorer and Google Chrome) stop working.  Note, Chrome is our default browser.  We still have connectivity to the Internet as if I log the user off and log on as myself, I can browse the Internet.  When the user logs back on and tries to browse, they get the following:

Page not working screen
Here is what I have done to troubleshoot the issue:
1.  Reboot
2.  Cleared all cookies and history, and disabled all extensions
3.  Did an IP config /release /renew
4..  Ran the following commands:
Netsh winsock reset
Netsh winsock catalog reset
Netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt
Netsh int ipv4 reset
Netsh int ipv6 reset
Ipconfig /release
Ipconfig /renew

Here is the strange part.  On the first workstation after I did the release and renew, it pulled a new address and everything started working.  On the second PC, the release/renew pulled the same address each time I tried.  I finally gave it a new static address and everything started working.  Any ideas on what could be causing this?

Just started deploying MS Office 2019 for a small business.  First install of 2019 for me, and come to find out it cannot be installed on Windows 7!  WTF?  Windows 7 is supported for almost another year, and you cannot buy Office software for it anymore?  Can I install 2016 with a downgrade somehow?
we just renewed a bunch workstations (from Windows 7 -> Windows 10) and it seems wireless users, with their notebook, cannot access "Network neighborhood" anymore.
No problem at all while connected through LAN cable.
All pc are in a AD domain.
No recent changes on policies.

Eg. if from a notebook, I try "ping other-pc-hostname", DNS resolves ok, but if I type \\other-pc-hostname I cannot access

How can I troubleshoot this?
Thank you
Windows 7 getting 'Not Genuine' message.  These are all valid windows installations and and were activated with valid and current MS Volume licenses.  If you try to activate again, it says that the license key is invalid.  Doing a google search, it looks like we can reactivate after removing update KB971033, running SLMGR /REARM, reboot and then reactivate the license.  The problem looks like it comes back again.  We use a WSUS server to apply updates and I have search each one and can not find the KB971033 and so can't decline it or approve for uninstall.  Any suggestions on how to solve this problem.  It has become a very big problem.  I have 16 campuses that are all separate entities and have several hundred workstations at each location.  This is happening rather randomly and more and more each day.  All started after the first of the year but not sure exactly when.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Brother HL-L6200 series printer on Windows 7 machine.  The install software fails on all parts of the installation and requests restart, which is of no help.  I have run CHKDSK /r and then SFC.  SFC finds almost everything corrupt and cannot repair.  The system is running flawlessly for the client, but cannot print to the new network printer.  The same install media was used on 5 other computers and worked just fine.  The install media is the latest downloaded from Brother website.  The antivirus is Trend Micro Worry Free Biz Security.  The hard drive was replaced a couple years ago, due to failure of the original.  It was cloned and has worked flawless since then, which it still is with this one exception.  I have uninstalled all previous Brother software, and run CCleaner before the last restart.  I am going to run Windows Repair Toolkit at next chance.
I am lookikng for a help on Active Directory Activation implementation. It looks pretty simple ad per MS article. But I do not know whether will be any issue when I deploy .
I have few questions and hope someone shed the light on it

We have a KMS at present and have windows 7 activated by KMS.
Can we run both KMS and AD activation together?
Do we have to have KMS in place until we retire the windows 7?
Which activation key we have to use it  for AD activation configuration, is it the old KMS?
I have an application on a 3-meber terminal server farm that requires Windows 7 compatibility mode. All three servers are running the same version of the OS, Server2008r2, and the same arch (Don't think this was ever an option so they are all on x64). On 2 of the three terminal servers, I have the option to run in compatibility mode for Windows 7... but the third one only goes as high as Vista SP2. Any idea how to get Windows 7 to appear on the dropdown?
Hello Experts - I'm working on upgrading our Windows 7 PCs to Windows 10 this year.  I purchased 20 upgrade volume licenses and have my key.  I downloaded the Windows 10 media creation tool, created an ISO, and setup a bootable USB drive with it.  The installs went fine but when I went to enter the key the license shows as already activated.  What am I missing here?  Is this some kind of temporary upgrade license that will expire?
Windows 7 64bit.  Excel 2010 32bit.  All of a sudden I get this error when starting Excel.  I have no VBA projects that I am aware of.  Any ideas how to narrow this error down, like what is calling it or what file it is referring to?  

Run-time error '-2147024894 (80070002)':

Automation error
The system cannot find the file specified.
I purchased an old Dell i3 PC where the OS had been wiped.
It has a Windows 7 Pro license sticker.

Where can I download a Windows 7 Pro (32 Bit) ISO?
It's not available here ...

Is the Dell Product Key of any use?
Is there any form of easy command/test that could be done to check, say from an internal windows & device joined to the same network, to see if the local firewall on windows servers on an internal network is enabled, without having to remote onto each and check the settings. I know you can do port scans but I was perhaps interested in any basic powershell/cmd prompt tests you could run, and how the output of a port scan/command would differ from a server with a local firewall enabled, vs those without would be useful to learn.
I have a client that we provide remote backup to. The software's backup schedule could run 2 different ways, either the backup software's internal scheduler (which i think relies on it running in the task tray), or it generates a task in the task scheduler after setting up or modifying its backup job. Their pc is Windows 7, and the task scheduler is corrupt due to a Win10 upgrade then rollback to Win7, and the internal scheduler is unreliable. I have tried the common "tasks fix" tool (searched on google) but it didn't work.
I think instead of hacking away at the built in task scheduler I may save time and effort just replacing it, maybe something that runs as a service so It doesn't have to be manually ran after logging in or closed out easily?
Just want a free trusted light-weight alternative task scheduler that I can tell it to execute a batch file every night at 11:00PM.
Hello Team

I am currently facing an issue with the site to zone assignmet list in combination with a security warning when executing a shortcut that resides on a dfs share.

Security Warning
path: \\domain.local\...\Applikation.lnk

The site to zone assignment list has been configured through gpo (user settings) and is applied correctly to its client



After a little bit investigation it looks like the dfs path domain.local will still be recognized as a internet zone. Maybe somone has a clue why the dfs path will be recognized as an internet zone and not as a intranet zone because of the site to zone assignment list

The issue only occurs with server 2016 (same gpo applied to windows 7 clients works fine).
ADMX Files are still 2008R2 / Win7

Unfortunately the issue still persists even after applying \\domain.local with option 1 to the site assignment list ( or

Computer is Windows 7 Pro attached to a Server 2012 R2 AD domain.

After adding a new domain user, I logged into the computer she'd be using to setup the profile. After configuring the profile the same way I've done countless times, I opened both IE and Chrome to setup the home page in each.

Going to any https website yielded "Your connection is not private" in Chrome, and "There is a problem with this website’s security certificate." in IE.

Googling the issue showed that many others have experienced these errors as well...but with no resolution that I found.

I tried or checked the following:
The date and time were correct
Reset IE's settings to default
Uninstallined ESET End Point Antivirus
Deleted browser cache and cookies
Windows updates were current
Multiple malware scans
Tried Chrome's incognito window
Deleted the new profile plus others that were no longer used
The computer otherwise ran normally


The OS is Windows 7 pro and a Fujitsu 6130 Scanner WAS installed and working correctly. Now the usual method is not working via a scanning application provided by Fujitsu. The device shows up as unknown under manage devices in my computer and indicates the best driver for the device is already installed. The device can be right-clicked via printer and devices. It will then scan but no configuration options and scans to a tiff document and not a needed pdf.  I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Same issue. I used the lastest driver bundle from Fujitsu Support as well as the USB hotfix provided. Anyone has any clue what to do to at this point?  I
Hi I have a laptop that is on a domain, but the lcl Administrator acct seems to be gone/missing/deleted.

When I go to comp mgmt, users, I don’t see the account.

I have tried
net user Administrator /active:yes
But get user name not found

When I tried
RunAs /u:Administrator CMD

I am prompted for Administrator password but know pw doesn’t work

Any insight into this issue would be greatly appreciated
I'm networking two computers for a client. They will be running tax software.  

A Dell Inspiron All-in-One with an I5 CPU, 12GB of ram, a 240 GB SSD with 126GB of free space running Windows 10 64 bit home premium.    An Acer IJX All-In-One with a Celeron G530 CPU, 4 GB of ram, a 240 GB SSD, 20GB free, running Windows 7 64bit home premium.  

Does it matter which computer I set up as the server?  Would it be just as good to download the tax software onto both computers and run them independent of each other?
I want to buy an adapter which can connect leptop and monitor. so the below is one i want to buy. but i have a question. My laptop does not have that many usb port, so i have to use another adapter which can provide more usb ports. however the adapter that i want requires direct connection( please picture attached). Do we have another adapter. This way my laptop could have monitor connection and more usb port as well?
A Crystal Report no longer prints from a VB6 program running on Windows 7 after the most recent Windows Update.  The error = 20534 Error detected by database DLL.  

Another VB6 program running on the same computer with similar type reports prints fine.

The Windows Update was KB4480970.

Does anyone have a recommendation to correct the issue?
Hi there,

In Windows 7 or above, how to call a remote computer USB printer to "print a test page" that is the same as local PC -> Device and Printer choose a printer-> Printer Properties -> Print Test Page

wmic , powershell , vbs, psexec are welcome...
Good Afternoon,

This morning  I had a user report to me the their workstation was showing low disk space, The hard drive is a SAS 238 GB drive but only has 987 MB of free space. The workstation is running Windows 7.
This system shouldn’t be using that much space. After looking into the system and checking the properties of each folder on the root of C:\ it’s only showing me that only about 60 GB is being used. I made sure there are no hidden folders, but not sure what this could be.
Try to upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10

get this error message

0x800f0955 - 0x20003 windows 7
do any of the default event logs on windows 7 give any clues when certain applications are started/closed, e.g web browsers, or office software such as outlook, word, excel.

And do any of the default event logs also capture times specific files were opened, e.g. a file on a desktop 123.docx (I am guessing this is an option but rarely enabled).

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.