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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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I have two computers in one office that are hanging on Chkdsk at "Clean Disk".   To get off this screen I need to hard reboot which brings up chkdsk again.  What would cause two different computers running Windows 7 to do this within the same week?   I have not even seen this happen on a single computer let alone 2 in the same week in the same office.   Any ideas?
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A client has have a Samsung NP-RV511 laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit).
After a recent Windows update the machine now hangs at "Starting Windows"...but not always. Very occasionally it boots up fine.

When it hangs there is initially a few minutes of disk activity and then it stops. The Windows logo pulsates and does so indefinitely. The only way out is to to do a hard reset via the power button.

It boots OK into Safe mode.

I have done chkdsk - nothing found
I have done sfc - it says some damaged files can't be corrected.

I have done many systematic configurations of selective start up in msconfig, covering start-up items and services (including microsoft services), to try and identify the culprit, but nothing makes any difference.

I have done system restore back to a number of restore points, but nothing changes.

When it does boot up correctly I have use the Samsung Update Plus tool to check all drivers and all are OK.

I am obtaining Samsung recovery media for this particular model and operating system.

In the meantime, can anyone shed any light on what's causing this issue, specifically the intermittent nature, and/or suggest a fix?

I notice when I copy certain files and folders to and from different hard drives I get a "Destination Path Too Long" message and it asks me if I want to cancel or skip. How can I prevent this from happening in the future? Any fixes? I don't remember having this issue in Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

I have a windows 7 system with a thick proprietary application layer on top of it, and am trying to attach to a network share with failure at permissions.  

It's a simple network share to a folder with a login and password.  

On my laptop, I can put the same information in and it works fine.  But something on this other system is gumming it up.  I'm not sure if it is a firewall or some kind of whitelisting or what.   The path and login seem correct, and it does have rights, but for some reason the client does not think it has rights.  

I have looked at the cap file, attached, but cannot make sense of the failure here. is the client. is the server with the folder.  

Can anyone make sense of this?  Thank you.  I hope I am requesting this correctly.
I have a program that was written in Paradox (DOS version) and I didn't write this program someone else did.  I've had to move it to a Windows 7 machine but it won't run.  I then installed XP Mode.  I can run the program from the actual folder that it's in but if I make a shortcut on the desktop, it won't run.  Any suggestions??
Hello Experts,

We are working on remediating some security vulnerabilities.  One of the low hanging fruit that I thought I would remediate is the requirement to allow RDP connections from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication.  Below is a screenshot from one of our workstations showing the current setting:

Current settings on workstations
As you can see, we currently allow connections from any version of Remote Desktop.

The setting to require Network Level Authentication had been configured in our default domain policy.  It was set to “disabled”.  I have changed the setting to “enabled” and applied the change.  

NLA required set to enabled
I have saved the GPO and let domain replication take place.  When I do a gpupate /force /sync and restart the RDP settings are the same as they were in the first screenshot.  What am I missing here?

Thanks in advanced.
Is there a free ultity that will allow me to Image this Solid State for making a Backup image  from HP z640 Any Answers or SuggestionstHIS IS A wINDOWS 7 eNTERPRISE.

Since yesterday my EPSON LQ590 an a PC Windows 7 pro doesn't work. The computer sees my printer connected but when I send a document, nothing happens. The spooler see the document then is empty and the PC says the document is printed... but the printer doesnt move. I disinstalled the printer change the USB connecter. The printer is automatically reinstalled when I connect the USB cable but the problem persists.
Is my printer out ?

Thank you
anytime i go to a media heavy web site, i need to restart my computer. i have tried defrag etc.
I have a computer running Windows 7.  It crashed and now I have to re-install from a "Windows backup image".   I inserted the Win 7 DVD in and went to repair computer, but what do I do after that?
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Hi I have a network that is cat5 connections that has good fast internet and RDP into a cloud based windows 2008 R2 server. It make connection logs in ok then while you are working it times out and goes through the reconnect process 1of what ever until it connects again. Some times it won't reconnect but most of the time it does. You can ping the ip of the server and it does not time out. Does anyone have any ideas?
I'm trying to load windows 7 on this HP DL360 g7 server however, when I get to the disk part windows 7 will not load.  It sees the disk but it just will not load.  Any ideas?
We have many Win7 workstations that were originally imaged from an sysprep image using a MS Volume license.  Since all of are workstations were purchased with WIN7 and have the OEM license keys, we did not renew our Volume licenses.  Now after imaging a workstation it this image, we are unable to activate it using the old MS Volume license and if we try to reenter the OEM license key from the sticker on the stations, we get an invalid key.
Does any one have a solution on how we can activate windows on these stations.  I would hate to have to create new images and reimage several thousand computers at our 16 campuses in order to activate Windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am using Outlook 2010 with Acrobat X add-on,  I am able to select a folder or individual files and export them, via the Acrobat Menu in Outlook, to an indexed PDF portfolio.  This works great.  The portfolio file contains litigation pleadings and evidence, including attachements, but only items from the source outlook folder.  I need to be able to also import photos, and other correspondence related to the case, and these need to be inserted into the portfolio based on their corresponding dates so that these extra items appear in chronological order when listed with the original message items from Outlook.   I have thought about emailing these items to myself so that they can be easily imported with the other items, but the new items have today's date on them, so the appear out of order at the bottom of the portfolio.  While outlook permits editing the subject line of sent and received emails, it does not allow me to edit the send or receive date.  Perhaps there is another add-on, or another application that exports Outlook messages to an indexed portfolio similar to Adobe's Outlook add-on; that also allows importing of external none message files.  Acrobat has another action that allows creation of a portfolio containing files and images imported from Windows File Explorer, but this is bulky and does not include an index.  I just want to be able to search an index or TOC, then click on it and bring up the document.

We've got multiple Windows 7 PCs across multiple un-related domains that are getting stuck at 'Starting Windows', and will refuse to reach the login screen.

After leaving these PCs around 30-40 minutes at 'starting Windows', the PCs will go into recovery/restore point mode and will prompt for action to be taken. If you try to initiate system restore, or a repair, both will fail.

You can boot into safe mode without issue, but if you open msconfig and modify the boot i.e. only loading base services etc. you will still get stuck on 'starting Windows' on the next boot.

If you boot into 'last known good configuration', you will be able to use the computer as per usual, but upon rebooting it, you will get stuck on the 'starting Windows' screen.

We have run multiple virus, malware, adware, and system scans, all saying everything looks fine.

SFC/scannow and chkdisk also report back that everything is fine.
I have installed a brand new Server 2016, printers are being deployed by GPO. The first weeks everything was working fine until users reported that their printer keeps asking to install the driver while they are trying to print.

Currently the issue is on Windows 7 64 bit machines. The printer is a HP Enterprise M553.
I need to reinstall Windows 7 Professional on a Dell workstation.  I was performing my initial set up, and I messed up my password, had to step away from it, and now I can't proceed.  I am at the point where it is requesting that I have to load the drivers, but I'm stumped.  Where do I get the drivers from?  What's next?  I only have a hardware warranty, so Dell is not very helpful.
I'm told that there is a limit to the number of concurrent mapped drives to a shared storage device that is connected to a Windows 7 workstation.  I need at least 35 connections to this storage device.  If there's no way to map the 35 connections to the shared external device that is currently connected to the Windows 7 workstation (I believe the limit is 10) , will upgrading to Windows 10 allow me to have 35 users map to the external storage device concurrently?
When I try to add the shared server fax printer i get the error "a policy in effect on your computer which prevents you from connecting to this print queue". I have added user to administrators group to eliminate permissions issue. Workstation is Windows 7 pro x64. Server is server2012 Std. Tried removing KB3170455 which did not resolve the issue either.
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Windows 7-Pro 64bit PC with all patches applied

when we click on Devices & Printers…it takes about 3-4 mins for it to load up the screen

How can I fix this?

Hello EE,

I like to have a batch file that will add all the printers to the computer.
Most the printers are on the network and we have printer queue setup.
all the computer are x64 BIT windows 7
I need a free program to reduce the size (MB) of a video taken by mobile for Android and Windows 7.
I had this question after viewing Windows 7 search not working.

I was hoping there was a contemporary solution. The server is a 2008 R2 server, and we're trying to search a mapped drive AND local Outlook PSTs.
While checking out the user's Windows 7 Pro laptop, I checked off the Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials.  When I started the update after the selection, I saw a message on the Windows Update that Windows 10 was being downloaded.

This person doesn't need Windows 10.  

I don't know why this appeared.  How can I block it?
For now, I've changed the setting to Download but let me choose whether to install them.

I would prefer automatic installation of important updates, but I don't want Windows 10 to auto-install.

I'm attempting to convert a batch file that's being used for transferring a user's profile to a network share, and then restoring on a replacement computer.

Just for the sake of learning (admittedly), I'm trying to avoid robocopy and xcopy, as another little factor.

Existing script works fine with robocopy, but in the aims for eliminating robocopy/xcopy, I'm attempting to write nested IF statements (granted, I know it's not very pretty) and here's what I've got so far:

<title>Backup and Restore Current User</title>

<script language="VBScript">

	Sub Window_OnLoad
	window.resizeto 600,800
	End Sub

	Dim g_oSB : Set g_oSB = CreateObject("System.Text.StringBuilder")
	Function sprintf(sFmt, aData)
	   g_oSB.AppendFormat_4 sFmt, (aData)
	   sprintf = g_oSB.ToString()
	   g_oSB.Length = 0
	End Function

	Dim dt : dt = Now()
	strDateTime = sprintf("{0:yyyyMMdd_hhmm}", Array(dt))
	StrTime = sprintf("{0:yyyyMMddhhmmss}", Array(dt))

'Set Variables and constants

    Set oShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
	Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
	Userbase = oShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%USERPROFILE%")
	Stateshr = "[network share]"
	Set objFolder = objFSO.GetFolder(Stateshr)

'Sub for backing up user's profile
Sub Backup
	'Create Log file	
	Set PrepLog = 

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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.