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Running Windows 7 Professional SP-1 32-bit, I have a question about Google Mail chat notification.  I'm looking for a third party application which will present a desktop notification whenever a specific Google Hangout Chat thread has a new message.  The notification needs to be visual.  Enabling the standard notifications in Google Chat has not resolved this, because if the focus is on another window, the chat window does not come to the foreground.
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Hello, we have a mixed environment of windows and apple computers.  We have a windows file server that is running windows 7 SP1 with an IIS local website running.  Its an aspx page.

This works just fine on the windows computers.  I can access the http://websitename/ without a problem.

The problem is trying to pull up the site on any of the apple iMacs.  I can't get it to pull up.  

The iMac that I tested on was on OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.5

In any browser (Chrome, Safari) I get an error 'ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED' or 'Safari Can't Find the Server'

They are using airport extreme and ethernet at the same time.  

So far the only thing I tried was changing the service order of the network to ethernet first.
Hey guys,
I just had an interesting experience.  I called Lenovo support because a user's computer had Windows Activation issues.  She got an error claiming that the computer was licensed for Home but was running pro.  I was told to do all the Lenovo System Updates and sure enough it fixed the problem.

I am wondering if there are any specific Windows Updates that are causing this that we can block on our system to prevent this from happening to more computers.  Thanks
Hi Experts,

Need help please.  I have problems with files from Share Point when I open it, I always get "Read Only" thus unable to make edit and save as usual. All I can do it to save the changes as local file then uploaded again to Share Point as another document.  This is causing a bit of a headache as there are some files where it is not supposed to be reload by user.

I am using Windows 7, Office Professional 2010

Note: this happens to all Share Points that I have access to. All was working fine until around mid October 2018 when there was some auto-updates since then I faced this problem.  Unfortunately, I did not have a restore point prior to that so could not fix this with Restore.
I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro for free when that was offered a few years ago.  Today the following message showed up in the bottom right hand corner of my computer: “Active Windows Go to Settings to activate Windows”

When I go to Settings it shows Windows is not activated.  When I Troubleshoot I get the attached message.   For the record, I’ve not made any hardware or software changes.

I spoke with a Microsoft activation customer support specialist who through remote access tried unsuccessfully to resolve this for me.  She couldn’t explain why I received this notification today after having run Win10 Pro for many years.  She insinuated that after a certain period the free upgrade installation requires purchase.  I told her that was not clear to me when I installed the free upgrade and asked if this meant millions of people are now being asked to pay for the Win10 upgrade they was free.  She didn’t give me a straight answer.  Instead she said I have three options:

1.      Input the Win7 Product Key
2.      Provide Microsoft with Win7 Proof of Purchase
3.      Buy a Win10 installation

I don’t currently have the Win7 Product Key handy and will look for it tomorrow.  In the meantime, I’m asking:  

1.      Does anyone know why this happened?
2.      Is it true everyone is going to have to pay for that free upgrade from a few years ago?

I'm curious about Windows indexing files (and how to speed up my computer)

I am running Windows 7 Professional.

PART A:  I do the following steps:

1.  Double click on My Computer on the desktop
2.  Right click on the local C Drive (600 GB in size)
3.  Left click on Propeties

A box is checked, next to:  Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties.
Question #1:  If I uncheck this box, will it help speed up my computer?

PART B:  I do the following steps:

1.  Double click on My Computer on the desktop
2.  Right click on a MAPPED L drive (900 GB in size) that is located on a Windows Server
3.  Left click on Propeties

A box is checked, next to:  Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties.
Question #2:  If I uncheck this box, will it help speed up my computer?


Question #3, Since we have 10 computers in the office, all with a local C drive, all with a mapped L drive, does the access to the mapped L drive become slower, with all these computers 'indexing" its contents?


Question #4, If I disable the "Indexing Service" under Services, will it override the "box" that is checked "Allow files on this drive  . . ."?

Thanks for your help!
Is there a way to reprogram a shortcut icon so users cannot pin it to the taskbar on Windows 7?  I found this link where you can disable pinning for a certain string, but I don't want to include that in the name of the shortcut.  Anyway of doing something in Powershell or VB?


If any of the following strings, regardless of case, are included in the shortcut name, the program is not pinnable and is not displayed in the most frequently used list:

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GPO-Windows-7-Error.docxNetwork Shared drives are no longer being mapped on Windows 7 Pro 64bit domain computers through our GPO's.  Windows 10 Pro machines map the drives just fine, but as of last week the Windows 7 units will not.  I made sure that all the updates were current on the machines and ran gpupdate /force on the machine but it still is not mapping the shared drives.  Does anyone have a solution?  This is seriously causing issues this week.  Please see attached gpupdate screenshot of the error.
I have a shared folder where permissions for a user are not behaving as displayed in Folder properties. This user exists under a group called "Managers". Managers has been added to the "Share" folder's Permission Entries with full control, applying to "This folder, subfolders, and files".

This issue started with this user not being able to save files, delete files, create new folders, or move files to new folder locations with full control. In order to try to fix this issue I dragged and dropped the "Share" folder into a FAT32 drive, then copying back the folder to the C:\ (NTFS). This was to clear any permissions. Here were the exact steps performed.

1. Closed all files/apps using anything in the Share folder.
2. Verified all files were closed.
3. Created a copy of Share folder inside C:\
4. Copied original Share folder to FAT32 drive.
5. Deleted original Share folder from C:\
6. Copied FAT32 drive Share folder back to C:\
7. Set share settings on Share Folder
- Full Control
- Security Tab > Add Managers group > Assign full control
- Share Name > Share

After completing these steps, the user is able to save files and create new folders inside the drive, but cannot delete or move locations of a file/folder. The only file the user was able to move was one where the user was the owner.

The goal here is to have this user actually have full control of any folder/files inside the "Share" folder. Images attached of share folder properties and permissions.
I have a client with an older consumer style HP inkjet printer (USB).  I'm not on site and I can't recall the model (might be a Deskjet).

Strangely, one user account on the Windows 7 PC prints fine.  Another user account gives a print error.  Both user accounts are Admin accounts.

I removed the printer from the printers window in Control Panel, then unplugged the USB cable.  In the user account that doesn't work, plugging in the USB cable immediately gives an "unrecognized device" error.  If I switch to the account that can print, plugging it in results in the driver installer wizard.

I've never seen this kind of behavior before.  Anyone have any idea?

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Running Windows 7 Professional SP-1 32-bit.  I have a folder with millions of files, most of which are encrypted with Windows EFS.  The folder, itself, is encrypted, but some of the files within it are not. I would like all the files to be encrypted, but I don't have a way of isolating the ones which still require encryption.  If I select the folder's security properties, and tick "Encrypt", to be applied to all the folder contents, I'd like to know if Windows needs to re-apply encryption to the files which are already encrypted, or only to the unencrypted files.  Changing the attributes of the entire contents would take weeks.
I had this question after viewing PCL XL Error.

Using Windows 7, HP LaserJet 4050 connected using a USB to parallel cable.  When using HP Universal Printing PCL 6 driver, I'm getting: PCL XL error Subsystem Kernel, Error: Unsupported Protocol, Operator: 0x0, Position: 0.  When using HP LaserJet 4050 Series PS driver, I get: This job required more memory than is available in this printer: Try one or more of the following, and then print again.  For the output format, choose Optimize for Portability.  In the Device Settings page, make sure the Available PostScript Memory is accurate.  Print the document in parts.  I'm not sure how to get this resolved.
We are looking at some interesting connections that appear to be inbound from the below snippet:
Incoming connection from ( [source ip here] Port 46525 ) to svchost.exe

The source of the incoming traffic is connected to an external suspicious ip address and not part of our infrastructure.  We would like to see if there is a way to determine whether incoming traffic with svchost.exe as the communicating file can be reasonably white listed?

Is there a set of expected source ip's that we could reference that would allow us to sift out possible known external ip's that are valid incoming connections to an svchost.exe process running on an end point?
Need to better protect from hackers inside and one of the points I want is to disable all "remote desktop" and "remote support" from GPOs on my dc.,,
Found this https://www.isumsoft.com/windows-2008/enable-disable-remote-desktop-on-windows-server-2008-r2.html    but doens't work
Under windows 7 Properties I see 2 things that looks the same "Remote Assistance" and "remote Desktop"... what's the difference and how to disable both of them even for a local admin on those workstations?
Running Windows 7 SP-1 32-bit, I recently used chkdsk to check and repair a drive which contains a few TB of data.  Over 100 GB of files appeared in a "FOUND" folder.  Apparently these were salvaged, after having been corrupted?  I'd appreciate an explanation about this.  Where these files and folders originally resided is not immediately apparent.
Trying to load Windows 7 on a Dell precision 5820 - It only has USB 3.0 and obviously Windows 7 has no drivers for this.  Is there any way around this.  I need to get 7 on this by Monday.  I have a program that's not compatible with windows 10 so I need to  Install Windows 7. Any Ideas?
Running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP-1, Explorer started crashing when I access Control Panel>Programs & Features.  I make frequent changes to the system, but I can't specify what change might have directly preceded this issue.  The faulty module is msi.dll    Also, if I try to install, uninstall or change a program, there is a message that the Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed, and may not be installed correctly.  What I have tried, so far, which has not worked:  Stop and re-start the Windows Installer Service; Replace msi.dll with a copy which is known to be working;  Replace msiexec.exe with a copy which is known to be working;  Un-register and Re-register msi;  Run SFC /scannow;  Perform a Windows 7 Upgrade/Repair.  It was disappointing that the issue survived that process!

What I believe might work is to re-install the Windows Installer, which I believe is version 5.0.  However, I can't find a site where it is available to download, nor can I find the Developer's Package, SDK, for 64-bit Windows 7, which I am told has the option to reinstall Windows Installer.  I'd appreciate suggestions.
A Windows user's machine suddenly told him his copy of WIndows wasn't genuine/needed to be activated. That's not the weirdest part!
It was a Dell computer which shipped with Windows 7 Pro. The version info in the System Control Panel said it was Windows 7 Enterprise.
The product key on the Dell sticker wouldn't work when we re-entered it because it was a Windows 7 Pro Product key.
Tried a system restore. Didn't work. Tried an elevated command prompt converting the default product key to MAK, no dice.
I understand there is a Windows downgrader. If it's still available, will it keep all the users' profile information and documents and such intact? Is that the right way to go? How is it even possible for Windows 7 Pro to just..."become" Enterprise? The thing is convinced it's WIndows 7 Enterprise, so without an Enterprise product key it won't activate. We might have to reinstall, but I'd prefer to downgrade/upgrade-to-the-version-it-came-with-even-though-that's-technically-a-downgrade. :)

Win7 64bit

I am back to the BSOD 3B issue.  See  https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29091916/BSOD-3B.html

I have been getting them again now a few times a week.  I've attached the most recent minidump file.  

About a month ago, I set the comp to save a minidump to the \Windows\minidump folder, but noticed that for the last few, there was no recent file in that folder.  So, I went back and checked and found that the setting was now for a full kernel dump.  I set it back to a minidump and that's how I got the attached.  I couldn't find where, if anywhere, the full kernal dumps were going.  They were not where they were supposed to go based on the settings.

I have attended to checking drivers for BIOS, MB (ASUS M5A97 R2.0) chipset, video, and LAN.  Also ran MEMTEST86+ test 5 last night for 147 passes with no errors.
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My computer operating system is Windows 7 pro .  

I am trying unsuccessfully to find code in Github.  I need help using the search feature.  Yes, I have searched Experts-Exchange first before posting this message.  I guess I just don’t know what key words to enter.

I have to write a program to switch last name, first name to first name, last name.  I am not a coding expert.  I was hoping to find some vbscript code which would perform the task.  I have to deal with all kinds of names.  In the data I have to convert  there are names with 3 elements like:

Joe Jones Hopkins

Then there are people who have just one name.  
And there are people with suffixes like Jr and III .  Example Joe Jones jr.  etc.

Please explain in detail how you would use Github search to find suitable code to do the above.  I would prefer vbscript but Python code would be suitable also.

Or may be there is an Experts-Exchange article which would help.

Thank you for your help.
How do I Keep old user local profiles when joining an new AD domain.Is there anyway to do it  without touching registry
I want to log USB Flash Drive File Copy activity for Windows 7 Workstations. The program USB Logger is what I want, but it doesn't work consistently.

Do you know of a reliable way to see all files a user who's leaving the company may be copying to a USB drive? Paid or not paid solution are fine.

I'm not looking for a way to simply see if a USB Flash Drive was inserted. I want to see filenames of what's been read, written and deleted.

Thank you,

Recently I needed to reinstall Microsoft Office 2007 on a 64-bit Windows 7 notebook.  Since then, Outlook crashes with a BEX error, when sending or receiving messages from three accounts, but not a fourth account.  What I have tried:  Repairing Office; Running Office Diagnostics (all tests were OK); Inbox repair tool; Disabling all COM add-ins and programmatic associations; Removing and re-adding the three POP mail accounts which trigger the issue; Turning off DEP.   The only thing which has stopped the crash is turning off Send/Receive for three of the four accounts.  I'd be grateful for input, but I'm not interested in replacing the Office software or operating system.  Both of those worked well until a few days ago.
I recently needed to re-install Microsoft Office 2007 on a Windows 7 64-bit notebook.  The previously-functional Outlook macros no longer work, and there is an error that a project or library cannot be found (screen shot).  I believe there is a library item which must be recreated or located, but the VB Tools>References option is greyed out (screen shot).  Please advise, but kindly refrain from recommending that I upgrade my platform or Office suite, because my interest is simply in recovering the functionality which existed until yesterday.

I am trying to add a Windows 7 64-bit notebook to my private LAN (not a Homegroup).  After adding the notebook to the Workgroup, and restarting, when I open the window for that LAN, the notebook appears, but none of the other devices on that LAN appear.  I use Norton Security, and have configured its Firewall>network trust and device trust to allow connections from the other LAN devices.