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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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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,

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CEOs need to know what they should worry about

Nearly every week during the past few years has featured a headline about the latest data breach, malware attack, ransomware demand, or unrecoverable corporate data loss. Those stories are frequently followed by news that the CEOs at those companies were forced to resign.

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
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 …
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
I have some accounts being locked out regularly. It started with one. it wasnt too uncommon. we deleted and rebuilt the profile on that computer. all was fine. then another user had a profile start locking out a lot....we did the same with that but with a raised eyebrow hoping it wouldnt happen again. well we now are on our fourth profile that keeps getting locked out. we now need to investigate further what is causing this.

We are on server 2011SBS. all the workstations are on Windows 7. we use trend micro and malwarebytes.
All the locked out users are on different computers. most of our users have their own workstation and dont normally login to another computer. this new one that is locking out, im going to have them log her into a different computer and see if it follows her or not. i have a feeling that it is only isolated to that user on that one specific computer. we havent changed much lately. its only ever been one computer at a time doing this. we havent had any profiles do it twice. it seems to be random people this is happening to as well.
we notice the problem when exchange disconnects
I have several users who cannot load http: pages just https: pages in Windows 7.  This just started last Friday.
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?
We have a client using Windows 7 on a laptop to access his Gmail account using Chrome.  When Gmail is selected, The following message is displayed: Your connection is not private.

We received this message when using WiFi Public network and with a wired connection on a private network.  If we open Gmail with Internet Explorer, we get a message about the certificate was not issued by a trusted authority.  The certificates on the computer appear valid and current.  How do we verify the certificates for Gmail/Google?

We have tried suggestions found with an internet search but unable to resolve issue.  Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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) ..."
		ComputerName = $computerName
		Date = & $dateTime
		Type = 'Cleanup Start'
	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?

Active Protection takes the fight to cryptojacking
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While there were several headline-grabbing ransomware attacks during in 2017, another big threat started appearing at the same time that didn’t get the same coverage – illicit cryptomining.


I recently setup 802.1x authentication for our WIFI network.

Windows 10 and Mac clients can connect to the network with no issues. Windows 7 laptops however are not getting prompted to enter a username or password. It just says "Unable to connect to the network"

Please advise

Dear All

              our company security team informed us that we need to upgrades existing windows 7 computer to windows 10 at the end on 2019, and we still have around 120 computers that running windows 7, just wonder any  in place upgrade methods from window 7 to windows 10 directly rather than reinstall windows 10 on the windows 7 computers ? any help would be appreciated.

Hi, we have a few windows 7 machines, and they have a drive map to a few local servers. Now, i noticed on a few them, on the drive map to certain folders, they conent is not updated.

I noticed if i scroll all the way down, i see a folder called 'Sync' and i see the data there..

We dont use offline folders or anything, so why would that be there? Thanks!
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, I was prompted that it already existed.  

Anyone experience this already and found a solution?

Thanking you in advance,
I acquired a new computer as my current one is beginning to show signs of aging.  Both the new and the old are running Win7 Pro.

My problem is transferring all my PROGRAMS to the new PC.  Stuff like MS Office is easy since I have the distribution media,  However there are a bunch of programs for which I dont have a source.

QUESTION: Does anyone know how to transfer PROGRAMS and applications so I dont have to re install them?
Ubiquiti Edge Router X - VPN setup

I have setup the Edge Router X with what I think is the proper commands to establish a VPN connection and I have put this router in the Comcast DMZ to ensure it is actually getting to the router (I had configured some port forwarding but wanted to eliminate that potential issue).

However, using either the built-in VPN connections in Windows 7 or the ShrewSoft VPN client, I am unable to create a tunnel.

Watching the firewall logs through SSH I see some packets coming in, but I am unable to connect.  Thoughts?  Thanks.

name WAN_LOCAL {
     default-action drop
     description "WAN to router"
     rule 10 {
         action accept
         description "Allow established/related"
         state {
             established enable
             related enable
     rule 30 {
         action accept
         description ike
         destination {
             port 500
         log disable
         protocol udp
     rule 40 {
         action accept
         description esp
         log disable
         protocol esp
     rule 50 {
         action accept
         description nat-t
         destination {
             port 4500
         log disable
         protocol udp
     rule 60 {
         action …
I have some clients that are having issues with Word perfect X4 and X9. one has Windows 7 and X4 the other has Windows 10 (1809)  and x9

Both are experiencing extreme lag ( upward of 3 seconds ) when typing words on the system. the x9 system i can Kind of understand as this
is a new install and the previous version was installed on Win7. however the other system was always up and was not touched in any way.
thinking that the new system Keyboard was ghosting, we replaced the set with a wired set. the help greatly but didn't resolve the issue. to
add to the confusion a totally different system that is the same as the first one (Win7 and X4) is having the same problems. the only link to
any of the systems was that previously the one that now has Win10 had Win7 Home and it was a file server for a data base program that all the
systems use. this program was reinstalled and the data was imported back to the system. this program requires that clients have to reinstall to
reconfigure the hard links in the program ( this is just a guess as there was no way save Registry manipulation to get it to see the new share).
however only one has the software the other does not.

So my issue is this: 1 ) what is causing this - is this WP or is this the Db program or is shenanigans from Win10
                                  2 ) how to fix it.
I had boot menu options for Windows 7 and 10 on my windows laptop
However after installing Ubuntu and PrimeOS , I lost all the boot entries.

Even though Windows 7 and 10 are showing up, Windows 10 does not boot and comes with error message. Only Windows 7 boots up.  There are no entries for Ubuntu and PrimeOS.  When I installed Prime OS . It was multibooting fine., but after installing ubuntu I could get the boot menu to load to load win10, prime os and ubuntu.

How do I edit the bcd file to add Ubuntu and PrimeOS and restore win10 boot.

I need 4 entries in the boot menu now .  1) Windows 7  (2) Windows 10  (3) PrimeOS (android)   (4) Ubuntu
I have a setup.bat file that installs IE11 and 9 prerequisites ( Cab Files) in a folder. I have tested the script as below.

copy the folder containing the setup.bat  and the prerequisites to the client computer and run the setup file installs the IE11.

now I want to deploy this using SCCM.

what should be the correct procedure. if I just create a package that has source files and create a program with the command line as cmd \c setup.bat, distribute it to distribution points and deploy to collections.

do I need to copy the prerequisites separately to the clients or will the complete source folder will be copied to the client

am I missing something. please provide me with details of how to deploy this application
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On a workstation Windows 7 64bit

Il need "Microsoft Office 2016 Pro Plus 64bit"

But I need also MS Access 32bit, actually Office 2010.

Is there a way to do this?

kind regards

Ivo Raemy
need some help analyzing the custom package I created for internet explorer 11 using internet explorer administration kit 11.

the package that includes all the prerequisites does not run on the clients and does not install prerequisite nor ie11.

help appreciated.

log attached

00:00.000: ====================================================================
00:00.125: Started: 2019/03/28 (Y/M/D) 12:21:00.990 (local)
00:00.203: Time Format in this log: MM:ss.mmm (minutes:seconds.milliseconds)
00:00.266: Command line: C:\Users\admin-1\AppData\Local\Temp\IXP000.TMP\IE-REDIST.exe  /ieak-full:C:\Users\admin-1\AppData\Local\Temp\IXP000.TMP\ /quiet /forcerestart
00:00.312: INFO:    Setup installer for Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
00:00.422: INFO:    Previous version of Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
00:00.468: INFO:    Checking if iexplore.exe's current version is between 11.0.9600.0...
00:00.546: INFO:    ...and
00:00.562: INFO:    Maximum version on which to run IEAK branding is:
00:00.593: INFO:    iexplore.exe version check success. Install can proceed.
00:00.624: INFO:    Operating System: Windows Workstation: 6.1.7601 (Service Pack 1)
00:00.780: INFO:    IEAKPRXY>>[BEGIN] Call to IEAKInitialize()
00:00.827: INFO:    IEAKPRXY>>IEAK_DLL: Date:3/28/2019 (M/D/Y) Time:12:21:1

00:00.905: INFO:    IEAKPRXY>>IEAK_DLL: Install Engine - download directory set to C:\Users\admin-1\AppData\Local\Temp\IXP000.TMP

00:00.936: INFO:   …
powershell, Windows 7, and SQL SERVER 2008R2.


I need help with email and SQL SERVER please.

I have a SOURCE folder that has a bunch of *.pdf files and I want do these checks before I copy them to the TARGET folder :

EXAMPLE of *.pdf files in the SOURCE FOLDER:

18-111 member 91-A.pdf
18-111 MD 91-A.pdf
18-222 member 91-B.pdf
18-222 MD 91-B.pdf

Check a SQL SERVER table tblFilesProcessed and the columns source_filename , processed (Y/N).

1. If the query (looks for source_filename=18-111 member 91-A.pdf,  Processed=Y) does NOT return any records, then:
insert this record into the SQL SERVER table tblFilesProcessed .

18-111 member 91-A.pdf, Y
18-111 MD 91-A.pdf, Y

else insert:

18-111 member 91-A.pdf, N
18-111 MD 91-A.pdf, N

1b. If the query does NOT return any records, Copy only these files to the TARGET folder name that corresponds to the last 4 letters of the filename "91-A".

18-111 member 91-A.pdf
18-111 MD 91-A.pdf

2. MOVE all files from the SOURCE folder to a subfolder ARCHIVE and add a datestamp to the end of the filename.

3. write to a new daily files.LOG_20190327 (with a datestamp) in a subfolder in SOURCE\LOG of all these steps that have been done.

4. Send me an email and attach the LOG file.

$source = "D:\Temp\Source"
$target = "D:\Temp\Target"
$targetUnknown = "$($target)\Unknown"
$fileList = "D:\Temp\Source\files.txt"
$timeStamp = Get-Date -Format 'yyyyMMdd_HHmm'
$logFile = 

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Deploying internet explorer 11

we have windows 7 32 and 64 bit clients running Internet explorer 9. we have to upgrade them to Internet Explorer 11.

80 % of the clients have sccm agents installed and rest do not have the SCCM agent deployed. There are prerequisites that need to be installed before you can upgrade to IE 11

as part of the Testing I did the  following:

created a package using IEAK 11 for both 32 and 64 bit machines. the package contains prerequisites as detailed in the article (

deployed it through sccm and also manually and the IE 11 32 bit deployment in successful both manually and using sccm.

created a package for 64 bit the same way but not even a single prerequisite installed nor IE11. the >msi starts and stops without installing anything.

I need some alternative solutions for the following.

deploying IE 11 on 64 bit windows 7 machines using SCCM.

then some mechanism of entering the computers in a text file. running a script remotely on the clients soo that it connets to a script in a shared folder and install the prerequisites and IE. both on 32 and 64 bit computers.

I have attached the IE_Main log file of bith the 32 bit computer on which it was successful. and the 64 bit computer on which it failed.

any help appreciated.
Windows 7 not auto logging in after installing webroot. Please help.
I had this question after viewing Mail Icon in Windows 7 Control Panel - Not There.

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.