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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 the following line...

Set objFolder = objShellApp.Namespace("C:\Users\pf1004\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu")

Which only applies to the location within the user PF1004's user profile, but I want to use it in a logon script.  How do I change this to an environment variable, i.e. how do I change the path to something like...

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

I'm unsure about using variables in VB because I've seen people use %varable% and others use $env:variable, and even then I don't kow how to include that in the above path.

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A guy has a small business. He has 2 computers in the building. depending on where he is, he works from 1 or the other.  both are win 7.

On machine 1, he shares his data - word, excel, etc.   nothing more than that - so he can get to them from the other computer.

He has an office 365 business license so he has the office suite on each machine.

Machine 1 died yesterday - hard drive failed (funny!  It's exactly 4 years and 1 day old... it had a 3 year warranty from Dell. but funny how people joke about things dying right after the warranty. Maybe Dell thought he was getting a 4 year warranty?!

Anyway, we had a shadowprotect backup and he's backed up. But it was the weekend and he didn't have access to his data from machine 2 - the one that doesn't have the data stored on it.

He asked (I feel like a moron I didn't really consider this) if he had the data in the cloud, he could have kept working on machine 2.

Uh... Yeah.  And he's paying for office 365 business / he gets onedrive for business with that.. so there's no extra cost.

What are some pros / cons to moving the data to the cloud?

gets to the data even if machine 1 with the data stored on it previously is down

data is in the cloud / more succeptible to someone getting it?
Is the data backed up?

Does onedrive for business keep a local copy? Do you have to install onedrive for business dowloaded app to get that? If so, he could continue to backup machine 1 and be backing up his …
Sorry. If someone is on a machine that doesn't have the office downloads from office 365 (word, excel, etc.) - they have older versions of office, like 2010 or 2013 on that machine.

Do they need to install the onedrive for business download to be able to get to onedrive files?

And if they are on a machine with the latest office desktop apps installed via office 365, then they don't need the onedrive for business download?

all that correct?

Could you kindly explain how I could re-install the internal microphone functionality on my Windows 7 machine, which I somehow managed to inadvertently get rid of ? I can't see any immediate way of restoring it. Many thanks, k.

I have a Dell Vostro (purchased in November 2009) and I cannot install any windows updates since November of 2016.  What can I do to get windows updates installed on this laptop again?

This laptop has Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit installed.  3.0 GB RAM.  2 x 2.20 Ghz processors.
Does anyone no where I can download a trial version of Windows 7, I'm looking to test out an app and want to do it on a clean install and don't want to have to purchase a license to do so, these iso's used to be easily available, now you can't get them without a product key.
I am rebuilding/reinstalling a user's laptop with windows 7 professional os.  I have a copy of the user's c: drive is it possible to find the mapped drives of the user from the copy of their previous c: drive?
Hello Folks,
I have this BSOD dmp file here attached that I cannot glean anything from. I am using BlueScreenView, but it doesn't seem to want to find the file. Also, I am not the best at understanding what I see in these files anyway. Can someone look at this file and help me understand what caused the BSOD? This is a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit machine. I believe this occurred when the user re-docked it while the lid was closed. Thanks!
Greetings folks,

Have a PC used for RDP connections, it's a Win7 Professional (32bit) workstation with only the native RDP licenses so users boot the last session off whenever they need to connect in. The workstation is NOT on a domain and has local users only.

Since yesterday, all users come up with the same error, "The referenced account is currently locked out and may not be logged on to."
This is also true for the local Administrator account.
I'm unable to get physically infront of the PC so far so have been trying remote solutions including a restart through a 3rd party programme (Teamviewer), and trying to access the workstations 'Computer Management' console via another PC on the WORKGROUP, unfortunately I get an 'Access Denied' message when trying to edit User Accounts.
Any ideas on what I could do remotely to resolve this?
Or will I need to get physically infront? - and if so is there anything I can try doing beside a fresh install of the workstation.

Thanks in advance.
   I have a 10 machines.All of the machine have DDR3 4GB Ram,I3 processor,Intel Desktop motherboard.
  Now i increase our RAM size from 4GB to 8GB & 16GB.So please tell me 8 & 16 GB Ram prerequisites.

  I3 capable for updrage 8,16 GB Ram or not? Or another requirement?
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I want to reformat using Windows 7 CD, when I try I get the "No drivers were found. click load driver to provide a mass storage driver for install" I suspect it wants the controller card driver for the PERC H310 it has. When I go to I cannot find such driver

tag number: JWY0HX1

please advise

We use Windows 7 workstations and  antivirus product has been installed on 300 PCs on our network.

Now we have procured a new antivirus software and i would like to uninstall the old antivirus and install the new antivirus.When i try to install the new antivirus on the PCs, it fails and the error says , that the new AV cannot be installed until the old antivirus is uninstalled.
Please suggest if there is a way uninstalling the old antivirus.
Thanks and any help would be great.

I'm getting the message listed in the title when trying to access a DFS share from a new subnet we created which happens to be a different subnet the one the nearest DFS server is.

So, the workstation on Subnet B is trying to access the DFS server on Subnet A.  Subnet B is a new subnet we just created.  Networking and DNS seem to be working fine to Subnet B and the workstation can access the DFS server by name using \\Servername with no issues.  It's only when using \\DFSsharedomain the issue occurs.  

I've set up a reverse DNS zone for the new subnet, ensured the workstation on the new subnet is listed in DNS and that servers and workstations can access the workstation on Subnet B both by IP and by host name.

I'm not sure what DFS needs for the workstation to access it which is what I'm stumped on.   Because the workstation is on a subnet without a DFS server and has to travel across subnets, it's not associated with a "site" and therefore all the DFS servers are showing up as referral targets whereas other workstations in the overall network only get referrals from DFS servers in their "site".  I wonder if this is the issue?

 Can any one assist?

Thank you!
I have a file server a 2008 r2 64 bit machine.  I have files designated by departments and no inheritance (I take it off).  My question is as much as I'm trying to not allow access to unauthorized users, sometimes I have to mix it up.  I need to have one folder to be accessed by other users that are not in the department. I don't want to actually share the folder but just give permission to that folder  I do not want the users to be able to see anything except that one folder and what's in it.  What's the best way to accomplish this?  this department also has files that are not in folders and I don't want the other users to be able to access them either.
I have one user whose Outlook 2010 opens his own mailbox and another mailbox to receive purchase order. For some reason, he was not able to open PDF file from a sender's email which has an attachment in PDF format. Other users who open the same purchase order mailbox in their Outlook are okay to open that PDF attachment directly in Outlook 2010. If I send another PDF file to this user and he opens in his own mailbox, it is okay.

He uses Outlook 2010 on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit OS.

Anyone experienced this issue before and knew how to fix it?


I would like to turn on aero mode using the registry.
Can someone provide me the tree, key and settings I need to modify?
    I got a error while installing Lync 2010 client install in Windows 7 32 bit machine.Please find the attachment file.

Error :- "cannot determine the encryption status of the temporary files folder"
My hard drive crashed, it contained 64-bit version of Windows. It didn't really crash but it would freeze on startup, safe mode, and repair. I couldn't find my Windows 7 64-bit CD so I installed my Windows 7 32-bit on another hard drive. Now I'm up and running in Windows 32-bit...

It appears I can access my files from the previous hard drive (which contained Windows 64-bit) however can I run a repair from Windows 32-bit and try to repair the hard drive containing Windows 64-bit? Is this safe?
On the click of a button, I want the program to wait and detect an inserted thumb drive, then return the drive letter. Does anyone have a WinForms C# example of something similar? I'm really only concerned with Windows platform, particularly Win7.
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I am having an issue with one Windows 7 VM where sometimes the time appears to be drifting. It will be a few minutes off from what it is supposed to be.
I installed a 'Net Time' client to get this to sync up with an internet time server and it was working fine for the most part. But the host was rebooted over the weekend and the VM again had the wrong time until someone logged into it to check.

What is strange is that I have other Windows 7 VMs which don't appear to have this problem - it is only this one VM but I'm not sure what else to check. The Windows time setting seem correct.

The VM host itself has a time that is way off - I think it has never been configured. Before any change I want to make sure it would even have an effect in this case.
Hi Guys,

We have a Sony Vaio SVT13116FGS notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

HP OfficeJet 100 Mobile Printer, Product No: CN551A

The printer installs successfully and print a test page immediately via Bluetooth after installation.  (just fine)
However, after notebook restart, spooling of print-job takes up to 20 minutes.  

The jobs-queue shows "printing" while it stalls, but pages show blank until it starts printing.

- Updated Bluetooth drivers
- Updated printer drivers from HP
- Uninstall Bluetooth device and reinstall

The printer prints perfectly fine in Windows 10

Windows 7 64bit ( lastest updates)
i had office 2013 ( removed it, worst version yet)
un-installer of 2013 failed so ran MS office cleanup tool twice and rebooted
re-installed 2010 ( which works fine)

but know every time i go to updates the same 40 to 70 updates 1.2GB for office 2013 appear
tried to hide them but they re-appear
tried to run them ( says successful install ???) reboot and they are all listed again in the updates

performed the update reset, deleted the software distrubition folder and catroot blah blah blah

so something must still be left that triggers the updates but what?

thank you
i have an i-7 with 16 GB Ram on the above board, and would like to install an M2 SSD as BOOT drive
i have currently an Samsung 850 - 500 Gb drive
1-will i see a speed increase - or is it not noticeable (only measureable
2-what model should i use ?  is the M.2: Samsung 960 Pro compatible with my board ? and is it worth the price difference?
3-or do you recommend others ?  also, which are the FASTEST supported for this Asus board?

actually i'm running windows 7 64 bit and windows 10 on the SSD in Dual boot
I am about to buy a new laptop with SSD, i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, Windows 10 Pro and configurations that should make it considerable faster than my current 5 years old laptop. Then I plan to just transfer my current Windows 7 Home system (with all program installations) from this old laptop to my new laptop to save time and effort and get going immediately.

But will I just transfer this slowness of the old system to the new system?
Had user who needed to have their Windows 7 profile recreated to fix a public folder issue.  Public folders are now displaying correctly.

After the new user profile was created with the same name, redirected folders are not showing up.

The folders are intact on the server, in the location where I expect them to be.

When I do a GPUPDATE I get the following:

Updating Policy...

User Policy update has completed successfully.

The following warnings were encountered during user policy processing:

The Group Policy Client Side Extension Folder Redirection was unable to apply on
e or more settings because the changes must be processed before system startup o
r user logon. The system will wait for Group Policy processing to finish complet
ely before the next startup or logon for this user, and this may result in slow
startup and boot performance.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

For more detailed information, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H GPReport.
html from the command line to access information about Group Policy results.

I did a GPRESULT /H  and under Component Status I see:
Printers and drives are mapping so I know GPOs are being applied.  This is only happening to this one user and only after I re-created his User profile on his desktop.

I have of course rebooted and logged off and back on several times.

He does have full access to his folders on the server.


Windows 7




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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.