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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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Running Windows 7 Pro on a z210 HP computer.

After the most recent Microsoft update, (yesterday) when I log into any account, the computer hangs with the message:
"Setting up personalized settings for Windows Desktop update."

How do I solve this problem?
Who else is experiencing this problem?
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I have am moving from one computer to another. I have 3 Outlook 2016 profiles. I have moved all 3 profiles to new computer. How do I determine which profile is using which Stream_Autocomplete file for nickname cache. It seems to be working fine on 2 profiles but not the 3rd. I have access to the C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\RoamCache folder from both computers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
when I install a shared hp LaserJet p3015 printer by adding a local port on a Windows 7 computer and try to print the printer needs trouble shooting shows up and nothing prints. the printer is physically attached to a Windows 10 PC. all other Windows 10 pc's will print to the same printer just fine. any ideas?
I have tried several things to disable TLS 1.0 on a Windows 7 system.  All the documentation states to add registry keys and reboot.  No matter what  try TLS 1.0 is still reported to be enabled on both the client and the server side of the system.  Here are the registry keys:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.0]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.0\Client]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL\Protocols\TLS 1.0\Server]

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Testing with nmap and openssl both show that TLS 1.0 is still enabled for 3389 (server).  
openssl s_client -connect  -tls1
    Protocol  : TLSv1
    Cipher    : ECDHE-RSA-AES256-SHA

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nmap --script ssl-enum-ciphers -p 3389
3389/tcp open  ms-wbt-server
| ssl-enum-ciphers:
|   TLSv1.0:
|     ciphers:
|       TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (secp256r1) - A
|       TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_AES_128_CBC_SHA (secp256r1) - A
|       TLS_DHE_RSA_WITH_AES_256_CBC_SHA (dh 2048) - A

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Going to shows TLS 1.0 is still enabled on the client side:
TLS 1.3	Yes
TLS 1.2	Yes
TLS 1.1	Yes
TLS 1.0	Yes
SSL 3	No
SSL 2	No

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I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon Type 20FB (4th Gen) that will not boot into windows, it hangs after loading aswbidsha.sys .  When trying to boot to the Windows 7 Pro CD it displays a black screen with a white responsive mouse pointer.  Keyboard does not appear to be responsive.  I also experience this same behavior when trying to boot to a Windows Defender Offline USB drive.  Lenovo hardware diagnostics pass.  When pressing f11 from BIOS interrupt to repair it loads windows and gives black screen, no mouse.  I used to use UBCD but my USB UBCD drives BSOD now as it has been a very long time since I used them.  I am of course trying to avoid telling client we need to reset and install new, he has data backed up but no image.  Any suggestions?  Thank you!
SMBv2 status in Windows 7 - For obvious reasons I have a requirement to shutdown SMBv1 on all worksations in an organisation (AD 2008) and make them all use SMBv2. I have the information from this link; 

However it appears to me that the Windows 7 workstations have SMBv2 disabled by default, firstly does anyone know if that is the norm for Win 7?

Secondly does anyone know of a way to enable SMBv2 in Windows 7 using a GPO?

(I know the MS article I referenced above shows how to enable it using sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/mrxsmb20/nsi & sc.exe config mrxsmb20 start= auto but how might I do this within Group Policy?).

On an SBS domain with exchange running in-house.

Bob leaves the company. He has email,  His Pc's desktop has all kinds of shortcuts to LoB apps, shortcuts to shares he needs, and his  mailbox has all kinds of contacts and mail.

Joe replaces him.

What's the steps to keep as much as possible - desktop icons, mail, etc.  And mail coming into bob@ gets into the joe@ mailbox?

I could think of some ways to do some of it - change the user bob to joe and create an alias for bob.  Or start from scratch new user?

But beyond that? Joe logs into that desktop PC, is he going to get the bob desktop layout?  And the folder will be c:\users\bob?

There is NO need / desire to freeze / litigation hold or anything like that for the old mailbox.  Just give the new employee all the old emails / folders / contacts / calendar...

Best practices?

Hi All,

My NPS Server is configured and running on Windows Server 2012 r2

We have an enterprise CA running on Windows Server 2012

Clients: Windows 7, windows 10

The windows 10 clients connect without any problem so after a bit of research I found out that I needed to manually create a network profile for all windows 7 clients. So before I created a GPO I wanted to test it would work.  The login box appears but when I enter the credentials the login box just reappears and fails to connect.

I have attached a file from the dc's event log.

Thanks Matt
We are using windows 7 with Office 2016.

When doing office update it is fail. As I know it is due to Win 7 is not using click to run feature.

Anyone know how to fix this?
windows 2008 server and windows 7.
control panel is hidden for all.
created new OU that allows for one user. user moved to OU.
GP disables hiding control panel and allows (ive tried) display.cpl, sound.cpl, mmsys.cpl
the user can open the control panel but it is blank.
thoughts on what is wrong? thanks
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My company resently upgraded from Microsoft office 2010 to 2016. We are using IMAP and the Clients all have Windows 7 as the OS. For the most part the deployment went fairly well except for one big problem.  Some users are not able to send email after upgrading. The solution we came up with was to remove the outlook profile and create a new one...time consuming. Other IT guys in the org are completely reinstalling the entire Office 2016 app...even more time consuming! Both methods work but I would like to try a faster solution, for example Scanpst.exe. The problem is that I cannot find this app on the client. I have  searched everywhere that the blogs have suggested. Cannot find it!
I know Office 2016 has a tool called “Recovery and support” or something to that nature. I downloaded that tool to use, but it is asking for a username and password...what username and password? In the past I have used Scanpst with great success, but I am thinking Microsoft replaced this app in favor of this new support tool. Please note that I do not have admin rights to our server. Thanks in advance for any help or advice!
Hi -
This is a windows 7 computer, not joined to a domain, that I've gone to the Local Security Policy,
Local Policies - > Audit Policy

Enable 'success' and 'failure' tracking on the following two policies:
'Audit account logon events'
'Audit logon events'

They enable just fine, but I've noticed some time later (sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes a few hours), that when I go back to the policies, both are set back to the default 'no auditing'.

How can I find out what keeps changing the policies back?  I have a few antivirus/antimalware programs, but while I can try disabling them one by one, I'd rather figure out what the root cause is.  

Is there any log any time a security policy is changed?  How would I go about troubleshooting this?
I'm looking into allowing users to remote desktop into their office computers, but currently we have both roaming profiles and remote desktop profiles enabled.  I'm wondering what would happen when the user logs into his computer during the day and locks his computer, but doesn't log off.  Then, attempts to connect via rdp to the same computer later on in the day using the same account.  What type of profile would be used in this scenario? Since he logged in locally, I would assume that the roaming profile gets synchronized at login, but if he then chooses to log off in the remote session, does the logoff trigger a sync with the roaming or remote profile?
I was trying to provide support for a user using Teamviewer. I had to run a utility as Administrator, for user it shows the UAC to enter admin credentials. but for me from remote side(through teamviewer) UAC is not available.
teamviewer computer is windows 7 and am using windows 10 . i did not have any issues with other computers which runs same win7. both sides it is  full version of teamviewer and i got licensed version.
could anyone help me, why uac or box to enter admin credentials not visible for me ?

The company I work for recently began deploying Office 2016 upgrades to end users previously using Office 2010. We've found that the accidental use of working with files directly from online SharePoint/OneDrive repository opposed to working from local files (which automatically upload to OneDrive) causes various issues with file upload conflicts, slowness working in files, etc.

Microsoft support provided a solution with a combination of a couple registry key creations/edits and Office settings to basically remove/hide OneDrive for Business and SharePoint from the File>Open and File>Save menus in Office 2016 suite applications for Windows 10, they unfortunately could not provide any solutions for Windows 7 and stated that this was not possible. Has anyone else ran in to this challenge that can give their insight and/or workaround?
Can anyone tell me how to interpret the following WER file:
Sig[0].Name=Stack Version
Sig[6].Name=Failure Source
Sig[7].Name=Start State
Sig[8].Name=Target State
Sig[9].Name=Client Id
DynamicSig[1].Name=OS Version
DynamicSig[2].Name=Locale ID
AppName=Windows Modules Installer

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I am getting lots of Critical WER logs for several office users, especially for one in particular who has 6 such new logs just today. In addition to the "Sig[1].Value=Package_for_RollupFix", I have Sig[1].Values for KB3035132, KB3110329, KB3156016, KB3078601, KB3156019, KB3035126. These all appear to be related to Windows Update, but when I go into Windows update I see no failures listed.

What are these WER logs telling me?
I have deployed a bunch of Merakis. (MR52)  Authentication is handled by WIndows NPS server (Radius).  Works great for Windows 10, Android, Iphone, Mac etc... Users log in with their username/password.

Windows 7 machines however are unable to authenticate.  I have followed various articles on the Meraki site, which include pre-defining the wireless network.  I spent a couple of hours with Meraki support, they said that everything is configured correctly and they say it is a client (Win 7) problem.  I installed a completely fresh copy of Windows 7 SP1 and it has the same issue.

The real kicker here is that our company has two domains.  In this domain, it does not work.  At our other sites Windows 7 machines can log in without issue.  The configuration of the NPS and Meraki admin interface is identical between sites.

This is a toughy...
Wy am I suddenly having these error messages appearing?

It's running Windows 7
Sophos Anti-virus
Outlook 2013
Firefox and IE
Cannot print from Windows 7 Pro computer to ANY network printer, but have connectivity to them all...
Error message is something like "Cannot print due to a problem with the printer settings"
Print Spooler stopped/started, computer as well.
Computer in a domain, printers doesn't work via server OR direct via TCP/IP.
Other computers in the domain has no problem printing.
Have also tried to set the computer back to a recovery point when it did work - no change, though...
Also did try to let Windows show info about how to troubleshoot - and failed.

Ideas anyone?
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Hello im looking to implement a windows log on smart card solution, whereby customers would have to either use a card with a reader or be in the proximity

Do you have any recommendation for a best and simple solution,. We have a domain but would be interested in the suggested solutions

Mix of windows 7 and 10

many thanks
Poss bad hdd ?
Poss win 7

I’ve to go on site later

Any ideas?

Task Bar Pinned Shortcut Items Disappear

On a Windows 7 Professional machine,  the Shortcut Pinned Folders keep disappearing from the applications pined from the task bar.

See image, items in red box will disappear next time you login to the machine.
Recently we added a Server Running Windows Server 2016 to an environment that has a mix of Windows 7 and Windows 10 End users devices as well as a server running Windows server Small Business Edition.

On the new server, we built 2 VM's on Hyper-V.   One was a DC (leaving it at the current domain function level) and also a server for a locally hosted Access Database that the users are mapped to.  SO the old server still provides a 2nd DC as well as file services.

Since that time, we have had issues with lost connection errors to the database when they are working in it, and also are seeing some drive mappings disconnect, drop etc.  At this point, I would say primarily from the Windows 7 machines.

I adjust the policy through the GPMC on the old server to point the users to the new VM for the database that they use, and left 2 drive mappings the same (these go to the old server).

Any ideas out there amongst you EE'ers on why these connection issues to the database and mapped drives would be occuring?
I am looking for a "File Search" utility  I have found FileSearchEX which is wonderful except it does not provide DATES!

So either need a file search capability OR a way to get FileSearchEX to display Dates.

Thanks everyone
Windows 7 x64 laptop that is on a domain network upon login it gets stuck on identifying the network though it is plugged into the LAN. The two processes I see consuming CPU are MpsSvc and BFE. I have removed all the protection software including MS SCEP. Same symptoms appear when I boot off the network also. I have tried updating drivers, performing a clean boot, flush dns, removing and rejoining domain, reset the ip stack, etc. I am stumped on this and would appreciate some assistance.

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.