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I have 4 computers all running Windows 7 pro.  All but one keep accurate time.  All are set to use for time synchronization.  Yes, I checked the time zone and all are set to the correct time zone.

What is the best way to make sure all the computers are set to the same time?
If  is not the best time source, what do you recommend?

I am not a computer expert so please give me detailed answers.

Thank you.
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Using Windows 10 and the screen saver pops up while i am reading.   Where do i increase the idle time before that happens?
I have a Dell PC running Windows 7 pro, and duel monitors that randomly gets screen remnants on the screed that stay and have to be refreshed to clear. I have updated the Dell BIOS and the Video drivers but the problem persists. not sure where to go next? See the attached file for the screen shot of the problem,Screen shot
PC info
Operating System      Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
OS Version      6.1.7601
System Type      x64-based PC
Service Pack      Service Pack 1
Serial Number      00371-OEM-8992671-00524
Installation Date      2014-05-16 09:21:50
Last Check Date      2018-03-19 00:46:29
Type      Model      Time Zone      Last Check Date
Member Workstation      OptiPlex 9020      (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)      2018-03-19 00:46:29
BIOS Information      BaseBoard Information
Name      Manufacturer      Version      Serial No      Product      Manufacturer            Version      SystemModel      
BIOS Date: 05/23/17 22:16:25 Ver: A20.00      Dell Inc.      DELL - 1072009            0PC5F7      Dell Inc.      /FCDGK02/CN7220042M01EW/      A02      OptiPlex 9020      
Processor Type      Speed (MHz)      Number Of Processors      Processor Level      Last Check Date
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz      3192      1      Intel Pentium Pro, II, III      2018-03-19 00:46:29
(Standard monitor types) ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series , LogMeIn Mirror Driver      1024x768
RAM      Last Check Date
15.9 GB
How can I locate where all my downloaded programs are located in Windows 10?
I work for a company in which the general manager has VOIP phone, Windows computer and iPhone devices.   The general manager has a list of contacts that he would like to have automatically synchronize to all of these devices.  Where would be the best place to edit this contact list and get it to synchronize to all of these devices automatically?  If there is a better process to do this I would appreciate input.  Thanks.
I finally got some free time and decided to try and set up Anywhere Access inside Windows Server Essentials 2016. Didn't go good. Every time I go into the Dashboard and try and configure it I get a error message that "There is an issue with your Remote Desktop Services settings that cannot be automatically repaired. Please contact Product Support".

   I decided to take a look at Roles and noticed that only one role under Remote Desktop Services was installed (Remote Desktop Gateway) so I installed the Remote Desktop Web Access role. Still no luck. Do I need to install and other Remote Desktop roles?

  The only other error I am getting is that ports 80 and 443 are blocked which they aren't because the Windows Firewall is turned Off.

Any ideas?
Hello all,

we have 3 different hardware models running windows 7. we want to deploy a application based on the model. How can I create a batch file o any other script to run "wmic computersystem get model" based on the model go to model folder and install that application.
For example,
hardware models
HP EliteBook 840 G3
HP EliteBook 840 G4
HP EliteBook 850 G4

There is folder on server share having folder matching same name.

if script detects "HP EliteBook 840 G3", it should check that folder and match the folder name and install the application insid it.

Is there any way to do that?

Please provide me with the Command line and Power Shell commands to clear the clipboard within Windows 10.
on a window server 2012, in February 2018, the server became unresponsive due to a process command line XSTL (32bit) or sometimes command line XSTL using all the CPU. Ending task doesn’t help. We don’t use msxml or the XSTL. Any suggestions of how to stop it permanently or remove it permanently. Thanks
I want to make a Windows application form that should select a particular folder and then append or overwrite all the text files that are discovered after recursively searching for text files by "hello world" text. All the discovered text files must then contain "hello world" as their to do it in c#?
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I have written a script in powerful to update VMtools. Its working fine but at times VMtools updation fails with error as  vix = 21009. I already have try catch block in place and first condition is to check if server is pinging or not. If it does not ping, error message is caught in a text file. If a server has successfull ping, the try block code executes to update VMtools. I am using
-Noreboot and -RunasSync in the script but it does not catch vix =21009 error.

Can someone help?.
Tools to clean up WIndows 2008 R2 C: drive.  Especially looking to clean up the c:\windows\winsxs folder without having to reboot the server.
So I had just moved to a previous build of windows 10.Its build 10240.I just found out that my task scheduler files are corrupt and I want to install an cumulative update but not update the build because I was experiencing issues with the latest build.Also is build 1507 same as 10240?Can I get a link to  the latest cumulative update?
Thank you
I manage a group of remote laptops that don't need any type of security and are designed to do only one function.  Upon hearing that the Meltdown/Spectre fixes from MSFT slows down PCs, I used various means in the group settings to stop any and all updates.  Basically the Windows Update appears, but then the user just minimizes it and does nothing with it.  As they are, the PCs function fine.  I don't know how long we can stall MSFT, but right now its working well. My question is this: have the Meltdown/Spectre updates been perfected at this point so that it does not interfere with the operation of the PC or slow it down? Any decrease in performance is unacceptable.  Thanks!
Hello EE,

I am having a Windows 7 RDP issue.

Our old Windows XP Host died and I need to replace it.  
> I would like to use Hyper-V to build a VM that will run Windows 7 Pro and make use of the free RDP user license that comes with it.
> On the VM, there is ONE application that needs to run when the Guest user remotes in - Which I have figured out how to do this and it works fine.
> The issue is that this application requires a "mapped drive" to be in place so that the application is launched it will authenticate the user, which will provide guest access to the Read Only reports.

I have been to get past the Guest using RDP to remote in and the one application is ran.. I just need to figure out the mapped drive.
> Most of my research has found suggestions which involve Terminal Server, which we do not have - We are using the cheater path of using the one free user license.

Any suggestions,

Hi . How can i disable automatic updates completely in win 10  pro  operating system .. i dont want to update windows 10 .. i just want to stop asking updates and automatically installing updates .. i have changed in group policy , registry editor and stopped services like win win update and cryptographic service ..still its searching for updates and automatically restarting .. if i contact to Microsoft team they are saying to format me in this
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The famous writer said :

"In previous versions of Windows Server, upgrading the operating system or the hardware meant provisioning a new WSFC, copying the configuration and databases, synchronizing them to minimize downtime during the upgrade and performing the cutover."

so any one has any idea on how hard to upgrading windows with WSFC built and SQL server AOG built  ? is it really hard ?
Lenovo Yoga 370 laptop slow to boot up after upgrade to Windows 10 Creators fall Update (version 1709).It's confrmed in Lenovo's compatibility  test list as well.
Need guidance To sort the slow boot up
i want to set an HP laptop to receive as little upgrades as possible - windows 10 OS
right now it receives HP updates, program updates, and windows updates - resulting in warnings and popups that make the (older) user nervous
i know i could do a frehs install - without the HP updates - but that's the last option
let's say for now i still accept windows updates - but how to go about the rest?
hp  Probook 450 G3 i-7, 16 Gb Ram, M.2 disk - -  windows 10 OS
i would do the updates when needed -
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Hii friend, I am facing a little issue that is When I am installing photoshop app on my device it is showing some error, Now I am using windows 7 and it will be not installed can you help me and give some solution?
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I am deploying windows 10 v1709 desktops in a school, for staff and students.  (We use Horizon view, but the platform is not important, they are just virtual desktops)

I am attempting to setup default file associations.  For instance, open pdf with acrobat; open html with chrome.

I tried the old method of dism, group policy, and AppAssoc.xml file, but it doesn't seem to work with 1709.  Has anyone found a solution?

(Also, we use roaming profiles for staff, and mandatory profile for students).

[Edit] Just to clarify, the question is how to do this for all users or workstations, via group policy or similar?
I have a client that uses an NI Board, PCI, to use as a counter for I/O. The issue is the environment the programs are built on are Windows 7 and cannot be updated nor adjusted in any way. I need to find a solution that will allow me to create some virtual machine on a windows 10 host that I can pass through this NI board on PCI. I have looked at Hyper-V, VMWare/esxi, Vsphere and Virtual Box. I cannot seem to find any good solution to give that VM direct access to that PCI board. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations to complete this as listed?

MUST remain in the idea of VM. Please don't suggest just building a physical machine hot spare, its not an option for this scope.
I have a network running on Server 2008R2.  The workstations are all running Windows 7 Pro.  The single server is the domain controller, DHCP server and DNS server.  DFS is deployed.

The problem is with Outlook 2013.  It will not connect to a secure offsite 3rd party email server.  The method is IMAP, and it will connect fine as long as either no security or auto is selected with ports 143 and 587 [or 25].  As soon as SSL or TLS with ports 993 and 465 are used, Outlook returns an error that a secure connection was rejected.   It works fine with ports 143 and either 587 or 25 selected and security set to none or auto. The outgoing server needs authentication is checked, and use same settings as incoming server is checked.

This would seem to point to an email server issue, but if Thunder Bird is installed, it will automatically connect to the server using ports 143 and 587, but can be changed to SSL and ports 993 and 465 used.

Are there further settings in Outlook that could cause this to happen?
I have a client that needs to gather some non granular data on public access computers.  The setting is in a library and the needs are for very general reporting.  Destinations of searches and sites visited are not of interest.  The needs are to be able to report how many people used  the computers to access the internet, and how many people may have used a personal device to access the internet.

The data is required by administration of the library to present to various government requests for public access and eventually some funding applications.

The network is a peer to peer arrangement.
If there was a way to make each person log out and log back in, is there any feature withing Windows 10 that would count how many logins occured over a specific period of time.  the reporting criteria now is yearly, but it may be beneficial to do weekly or even daily reporting for some periods.

Is anyone aware of any 3rd party applications that may provide this type of data.

The computers are windows 10 and are in a wired network environment.  The routers are consumer level devices.  The computers are all running Windows 10 PRO.
I keep getting a message a backup set can't be found.  I can see the Windows 10 backups but using a Windows 7 Pro backup/restore program it seems to not recognize the Windows 10 backups.  Is there anyway to get around that aside from upgrading to Windows 10?

Currently, I need to get some information off of my windows 10 backups while keeping my processor a Windows 7 Pro.

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This topic area includes legacy versions of Windows prior to Windows 2000: Windows 3/3.1, Windows 95 and Windows 98, plus any other Windows-related versions including Windows Mobile.