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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 can not not ping server from workstation but from server to workstation no problem!!

Firewall on server is off and no antivirus.

When the Server starts, I can ping it after the Microsoft Corporation logo until the screen with "Aplying Computer Setings" appears. Then I get time out!

Server SBS2008
WS Win7
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I have a windows 7 Pro computer all patches applied.

When I go to Networking in Explorer I only see 4 of the 15 PC's and none of the 3 servers

If I go to another Computer I see all computers

How can I fix????

Hello experts,

Is there any command or registry setting to change option to don't show files and folders from show files and folders.

My home computer is a Dell XPS 9560, running Win10 Pro.
I want to install a Win7 VM, to install a Point of Sale program on, so I can use to learn the software. Unfortunately, no Win7 drivers are available for my laptop, or would I be able to use the Win10 ones? What about making a VM from a real POS terminal & import it as a VM? Would that be a better option?
We have an issue where it takes a user a long time to get to the desktop after logging in. He moved to another machine and it works fine, move another machine to his location and login is ok. Any ideas?

Machine HP 800 G1
OS = Windows 7 Enterprise.
The machine is on a domain. Profiles are roaming.
The firewall on my windows 7 machine does not block the traffic I expect it to block. I create new rule to block incoming traffic on all networks from all remote hosts for port 3456. Then I start an application listening on that port, and I'm able to telnet to this port from a remote machine successfully.
Hello Experts,

We have a multiple folders in d drive these all folders have sub folder which name is LogFiles, we need to forcefully delete all LogFiles folders only from a batch file.


Please suggest

Two days ago I tried to print a PDF file to a networked printer and nothing happened.  It is like the printer disappeared.  I did some digging and found a new error in Device Manager - my Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter had a yellow exclamation that said the device cannot start (Code 10).  

I tried disabling and re-enabling the adapter, no luck.  I did the same for my physical NICs on my PC and no luck.  I was able to get my printer to work, but now a screen capture utility called SnagIt 9 no longer displays the library of my screen captures (many thousands).

Here is info on my system:

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Up to date with Microsoft updates
Have three physical network interface cards in the PC, two are disabled - only one used
For all three cards, IP4 and IP6 are checked

I tried having Device Manager check for driver updates, and was told I have the latest version.  I also uninstalled the adapter and re-installed it, but I still have this error message.  Any suggestions?
The issue I'm describing is VERY FRUSTRATING.  We  are decommissioning a proxy server yet our firewall is still showing windows 7 computers hitting the proxy server.  

Here are the steps that I've taken and what I've looked at on one of the computers in question.

DESELECTED  "Automatically Detect Settings"

Set  "Use automatic configuration script" to reference the CORRECT proxy server that is currently in use

DESELECTED AND CLEARED  the entry under the "Proxy Server" entry for "Use a proxy server for your LAN......"  Fields are blank and UNCHECKED

Edited the registry and removed ALL references to the proxy server that we DO NOT want to reference (the one being decommissioned) both IP address and the hostname that references the proxy server.

Changed the one installed application to point to the correct proxy server.

Flushed the DNS cache on the workstation.

With ALL these steps taken, can someone tell me where to look or tell me why the machine is still trying to reach out to the proxy that we're decommissioning?
Hello all,

What are the pros and cons for enabling mixed content?
If we enable that, Does that impact anything.
Are there any vulnerabilities?

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I have 2 HP printers, an Inkjet 2542 and a 4620.   Both were printer perfectly until I changed the black cartridge in one of them.  Now neither will print in black.  All test prints and clean and align print heads print only color.   I have checked all preferences and they all seem correct.   Any ideas?   I am running Windows 7
On one PC, occasionally the keyboard and mouse stop working.
The OS is fine because i can remote into and take control but the physical kb and mouse don't work.
Plugging into other USB slots or plugging in other kb/mouse doesn't work.

The only workaround has been to reboot and it is working fine again.

I suspect the PlugandPlay service is the only thing that needs to be 'rebooted' for this 'fix' to work. It would be better than restarting the whole OS but I don't know how to do it.

In services.msc all options are grayed out.
In cmd, 'net stop PlugPlay' gives an error:

The requested pause, continue, or stop is not valid for this service.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2191.

Typing  'NET HELPMSG 2191' returns the same error (very helpful...)
During windows installation, the part where it says "Install Windows." Get the message "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD or USB flash drive , please insert it now." Have had this problem several time before on other PCs. Usually I can remove the USB Windows installer to another USB port and continues fine. But now its not working.
When I boot up my Dell Latitude E5530 laptop, Windows Boot Manager screen appears after the Dell splash screen.   It says "Windows failed to start.   A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.   To fix the problem insert your windows  installation disc and restart your computer,etc."

File: \Boot\BCD
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The boot Configuration Data for your PC is  missing or contains errors.

I do not have the original Windows disc.   If I download a disc image from Dell and put it on a USB stick, will this fix the problem?
How to fix that error in chrome?
I have an application that is run from a network drive under windows 7
the icon of the application is normally taken from the network app (Visual Foxprox) so normally the user is presented with a fox icon.

For some reason , now it is not anymore !
I deleted the shortcut, re-created it, same...
I modify the shortcut and go to Icon property and select the proper icon,still doesn't show..

What is the problem ??
BTW, the application is working fine !

All system in domain:
Windows 7 Professional
Service Pack 1
64-bit OS

Our Nessus scans are indicating a vulnerability with the Product :
Microsoft Office 2016
  - C:\Windows\SysWOW64\mscomctl.ocx has not been patched.
    Remote version :
    Should be      :

There are two MSCOMCTL.OCX on the systems… one in the C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\ROOT\VFS\SYSTEM folder which is the current version and the offending MSCOMCTL.OCX version found in C:\WINDOWS\SYSWOW64

My question is, is it safe to replace the offending MSCOMCTL.OCX with the newer OCX and if so what it the best way to do so?  I assumed I would need to unregister the OCX file, replace the old one with the new and run Regsvr32 on the newer OCX file.

PFA screenshot of found OCX files.


Has anyone run into this vulnerability and if so what was done to remediate the issue?  Many thanks in advance!
I have a client that is running Windows 7 Pro 64bit and XP Mode for an old application they still use. The virtual machine no longer works. It won't boot and I get an error that the SYSTEM32\CONFIG file is corrupted. I want to fix it by booting off an XP Pro ISO as the CD drive but it won't boot off the drive. In order to boot off the drive, I have to use integration features but integration features show as "not available" in the Virtual-PC Manager so I cannot enable them.

Any ideas on how to get around this?
I have a client site that has a Windows Server 2012 R2 domain with AD, the computers are all Windows 7 and added to the domain. Yesterday one of the users had her system revert to a blank profile while she was logged in. Rebooting her system resulted in the error that User Profile Service failed the logon, this user cannot be logged in, which appears to be a profile issue. I was unable to resolve the profile issue on her system so I logged her into another computer and took her's with me. Today she decided she wants a computer nobody is using moved into her office, not the one from yesterday. No worries, right? Nope, that system gets the same error message but I can log into the system at her desk as the Administrator. I walked back to the system she could log into yesterday, she can log in. I removed her AD account and recreated it, she cannot log in. I rebooted the server. She still cannot log in. I took the system back to it's original location, she can't log in there either. I then created a completely new, not reused username account. That account cannot log in either. No other accounts on their domain are having this issue...yet. I'm at a complete loss here! There's nothing odd in the logs of the server or local computer either. I'm worried whatever is going wrong could begin to spread to other users.
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I am trying to install a DOS program under W7 on a particular computer. I did this successfully on several other computers by increasing the number of file handles for DOS entering files=140 in C:\Windows\system32\config.nt. On this particular computer I did the same but the DOS program still crashes because of lack of file handles. So as it seems the system did not recognize the files=140 entry in config.nt. I certainly restarted the system after making the change, but no effect. Can somebody please help me? Thanks.
I have a user that has a bunch of .tmp files located on her desktop. In the Folder Options, Don't show hidden files, folders, or drives and Hide protected operating system files are checked. What else can I look for? This is on a Windows 7 machine.
I have a windows 7 Professional Pc with 8GB of Ram on a domain, this Pc had an issue last year when the user would shut down the pc
 and then boot again  the Pc would get to the Please wait screen before the login screen and just hang on please wait for 30 mins to an hour, i replaced the Hardrive and this resolved the issue, however since today the same issue has happened again, i have tried a system restore, i have tried disabling the NLA service and the windows error service, i have also done an SFC Scan now & chkdsk but the issue still persists,  has anybody come across this before and what steps were taken to resolve the issue? , i have read that disabling the services i mentiond was one fix but this has not worked for me
Is there a simple and easy way to uninstall Drivers attached to Com ports?

My putty keeps crashing. Probably because I've installed several different serial to USB cables on my laptop
I have a Windows 7 Computer running Office 2007. The display language in Outlook (only Outlook and not Word) is suddenly using 2 different languages as displaying the menu (Norwegian and Swedish). So some part of the menu use Norwegian and other parts use Swedish.

This happened after a windows update. The Windows is fully updates with all upgrades.
How can I change this back to using only the original language (I want to remove Swedish)?

I have tried to run "Outlook.exe /cleanviews" and "Outlook.exe /resetfoldernames"
I also tried to do a Repair on the Office installation, and this failed without giving me any specific reason.
I also opened the MS Office Language Setting, I can see Norwegian and English is listed, and no swedish.

Any other tip of what to do without uninstalling and reinstalling the Office?
Hi Team,

We are using MDT Captured SCCM OSD task sequence to upgrade all our Windows 7 machines to Windows 10. We have 6 different domains and looking for a good script to hardcode all the domain information to make the Task sequence as ZTI(Automated). Currently we have techs going to each machine and selecting specific domain before starting task sequence and looking to automate this. Can someone help me with this.

Thanks in advance.

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.