Specifically for Windows 7. Tag with "windows" if it's related to Windows OS in general.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (10)

0
votes
1answer
6 views

Lost internet connection

why does my windows 7 desktop lose internet connection in sleep mode? i have to restart the machine to reestablish the connection. AMD FX4100 cpu. i have run NPE; checked power saving settings, ...
-1
votes
0answers
23 views

Can i clean install Windows 8 using my OEM key? [duplicate]

I bought a laptop with Windows 8 x64 bits but I formatted it and installed a pirate copy of Windows 7. Can I download a Windows 8 x64 iso and somehow use my previous OEM key to make it original again? ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Temp directory for all users?

This is the Temp directory for my user account: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp Is there a Temp directory that is accessible by all users?
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How do I reenable mkdir and other commands from the nav bar win7

This was in another thread as a comment, but I don't have the rep to post there...Pretty sure it hasn't been posted as a question yet.. I KNOW you USED to be able to do dos commands through the nav ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Two virtually identical Windows 7 PCs. Only one reports missing fonts in InDesign?

We have two virtually identical Windows 7 (x64) PCs, both running InDesign CS5.5. One of them had to be reinstalled from scratch and, unfortunately, its fonts were lost in the process as they were ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

windows 7 search results columns “Folder”, “Folder name”, “Folder path” empty

How can I see the folder\file path when searching on a connected device? I have selected to show "Folder", "Folder name", "Folder path" columns but they all appear empty.
-2
votes
1answer
16 views

How to do an iPhone like keyboard shortcut in Windows 7 & 8?

I want a way to do keyboard shortcuts on my Windows 7 laptop that I can do on my iPhone 4. I am NOT talking about macros. For instance, I can type 'appt' on my iPhone and 'appointment' will appear if ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

PC asks to format Truecrypt Volume

I have a truecrypt encrypted non-system partition on an external hard drive. The hard drive is GPT-based. On my previous MBR-based hard drives, I used Diskpart and the command SET ID=64 to prevent ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Better Bandwidth Limiter than NetBalancer? [on hold]

Currently I use NetBalancer... I've had varying success with it. Its really good at displaying bandwidth consumption. However, what its bad at are upload and download limits. If I am uploading to ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Windows 7 Install Loop

I have recently wiped my computer of Ubuntu and freshly installed Windows 7. It didnt have any of its drivers upon installation, so I got as many of those installed as I could. After installing AMD ...
1
vote
1answer
9 views

How can I stop windows explorer differentiate version information when I group files by type

In windows 7, when I group files by type, it automatically group files by different versions. For example. Word 97-2003 files and Word 2010 files are grouped in two groups. How can I make windows ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...
-3
votes
1answer
24 views

Can't make windows 7 to go bootable

I try the command bcdboot D:\Windows /s D: but it failed. I tried admin and no admin. I tried other commands but they didn't work either. I really need help now. Thanks
-4
votes
0answers
35 views

The Lost Mind of Dr Brain [on hold]

I have an HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook. Have the CD of The Lost Mind of Dr Brain. How do I go about playing the game?
1
vote
1answer
11 views

Can only snap into predefined areas

So I've been experiencing a really weird problem since a couple of days (on Windows 8). First of all, the Windows + arrow combination won't snap my applications to the left or right anymore. They ...
-4
votes
2answers
33 views

Disproportionate amount of RAM usage

I'm doing my bi-annual clean up right now, and one disconcerting thing I noticed was my task manager listing my RAM usage at about 67-70%. I have 16GB of RAM (I do a lot of multi-tasking, a la game ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...
2
votes
1answer
23 views

Some images becoming corrupt when moving from digital camera to PC

I have two digital cameras, a Cannon PowerShot G9 and a Sony DSC-HX300 Cyber-shot. The images are OK when played back on the cameras, but when downloaded from either camera, a small percentage of ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Windows 7 touch and hold move/jitter tolerance

I recently acquired a tablet PC with a Wacom resistive touchscreen, and doing a right click on it is almost impossible, most of the time the computer interprets it as a drag event because of noise or ...
-2
votes
1answer
24 views

File system activity history tool?

My home PC (Win 7) fills up drive C, either by itself or as a result of something I do or use. I don't download, I keep track of my clouds sync, but GBs of free space mysteriously disappear (about 20 ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

Disabling IPv6 on a specific network adapter without UI

My problem is similar to the one described in How to disable IPv6 on a particular network interface using Server Core? - just on Windows 7. The answers seemed helpful at first, but are not fully ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Unknown user name in Internet Explorer properties

In my Internet Explorer Properties Security box in the section Group or user names I found. Account Unknown(S-1-5-80-2375682873-768044350=35334… What is this?
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Windows 7 Aero decorations blinking every second

After returning from lunch, my Citrix Receiver timed out, and the active window border, its shadow, and selected text started blinking every second. This also undoes dragging the window and closes ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Internet Explorer Launching a Desktop Application

I have searched on Google and cannot find anything about: Can Internet Explorer Launch a Desktop Application. It keeps coming up with Windows 8. I am using a Windows 7 machine, and I want to know if ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Webcam turned on itself. Why?

I have a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Windows 7 SP1. The webcam is Dell P/N: T3NPC. I was on YouTube watching TeamFourStar. Right as I finished the video I was watching, I exited Mozilla and went to ...
0
votes
5answers
39 views

Random spikes to 100% CPU lasting several minutes, (intervals, duration, processes) W7 PRO Dell E6400

For the last month or so I'm plagued with often, yet unexplainable spikes to 100% CPU load. Usually then Task Manager shows one or two processes taking 50%+ of CPU (not always the same: svchost, ...
1
vote
1answer
32 views

what is this orange ball over my wireless network icon in windows 7?

What is the orange ball on the wireless icon And why does it have no green ticks in the icon at the very bottom(with the orange ball on it). But it has green ticks in the popup for Network R8 (the ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

How to add Windows to grub?

The following is the list that I got when I executed the command sudo fdisk -l: Disk /dev/sdc: 120.0 Gb, 120034123776 bytes Id disk: 0x975e4baf /dev/sdc1 * 2048 206847 102400 17 ...
-1
votes
0answers
14 views

(Windows 7) - Is there an app to track how badwidth a given application is using? [on hold]

I'm trying to find a application that can track how much data is getting sent and/or revived from other given applications. Example 1 - I load up Google Chrome and watch a NetFlix HD film, but ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Why doesn't vagrant password work on Windows 7?

I am installing vagrant(version 1.7.2) on Windows 7. During vagrant up process, I addconfig.ssh.insert_key = false according to vagrant prompt. Then I use the following SSH command to login: ssh -p ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

completely uninstalling software and accompanying components

As a student in computer science, I find myself installing many useful software applications for computer programming on Windows. One software application in particular that I enjoy using on Windows ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Windows booting in the old version…everytime and then fixing itself (repeatedly)

I installed windows 8 on my computer - previously windows 7. Now on starting bios starts then a black screen headed "boot manager" which states that something has changed with my computer and do I ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Automatically prefer interface with internet connection in Windows 7

It's fairly often that I have hardline internet and am programming devices over wifi; or am on the university wifi and am programming devices on an off-grid LAN. There is lots of Q&A here about ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

Force change default initial save location of all programs to custom folder

Many programs often default the save destination location to the standard Libraries/XYZ folder which is the last place I want to save anything (due to sensible backup reasons). Some programs go a ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Cmd cannot find a mapped drive

Here's my problem: we have a network drive that's mapped to T:\, and it's pointing to \\somecomputer\somefolder\. We can run: \\somecomputer\somefolder\someapp.exe from cmd. We can also run pushd ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Windows Search / Indexing service won't start

The service won't start. I've set it to automatic and manually tried starting it. I've verified any dependencies are started. I ran net start "Windows Search" and received the error "Service ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

Remote Desktop disconnect session hotkey

I have been searching for a while on how I might do this. I am connected to a Windows Server 2003 machine from a Windows 7 machine using Remote Desktop. I would like a way to disconnect the active ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

VirtualBox is unable to allocate cached memory on windows (not considering it as available)

Host: Windows 7 64x bit, 6 GB of RAM Guest: Red Hat 64x bit Host machine resources without running any VMs: Windows Resources [Case I] Guest machine with 2 GB memory When I run a memory ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

How to know Intel(R) HD graphics version?

I've Intel Pentium G2030 3.00 GHz processor with Gigabyte H61M-S1 Motherboard. I am using Windows 7 OS. which Intel(R) HD graphics version I have?
0
votes
0answers
33 views

How to raise my wifi sharing speed? [on hold]

I am trying to send a big file (about 8 GB) from a computer to another using wifi sharing in Windows 7 , but it's too slow to copy the shared file to my hard ( 21 hours to complete transfer process ) ...
0
votes
2answers
23 views

View DNS server address - on mountable image.

Running windows 7 64bit OS I have a backup image of my C:\ with everything saved and i need to access the DNS settings ive got saved on my NIC (on the backup c:\ image), updating NIC drivers tends to ...
1
vote
2answers
38 views

Need image of BIOS screen for Lenovo IdeaPad S300

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S300 laptop with a broken screen. The only way I can use it is with an external monitor. (Aside from the screen, it works 100%.) Recently I've installed the Catalyst driver ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Zooming in Microsoft Paint

I have been using CTRL+MOUSE WHEEL to zoom in and zoom out in Microsoft Paint for a while now. However I noticed that it doesn't work for me everywhere. Actually there are only few desktops where it ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

youtube-dl through Proxy ( need to escape @ sign)

I am trying to use youtube-dl , using the bellow command, in windows 7. youtube-dl.exe --proxy "http://a12345:A@1@proxy.com:8080/" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzZJuEDQ1a0 username:a12345 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Server 2008 credentials not recognised when logging in via a domain desktop

When using an RDP session to log onto a windows server 2008 server the credentials are not recognised, however, the server registers this as a failed log in and locks the account. When using a ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

What does it mean to “Enable Windows to prioritise external manifests”?

Some applications don't scale up well on high resolution screens. One proposed solution to this on Windows (for example, for Adobe CS6 applciations) is to "Enable Windows to prioritise external ...
3
votes
1answer
36 views

Use webcam to track eyes to switch monitor?

I use a dual monitor set-up, where I have one main application on the left monitor and another on the right monitor. I switch between the two monitors very often (probably once per minute) using ...
1
vote
0answers
21 views

How to make the windows alt-tab task switcher appear on the screen the pointer is at

I have a Windows 7 setup with two screens. I often use alt+tab to switch between windows but the app switcher dialog always appears on the main screen, which may be a different screen from the one ...
1
vote
1answer
12 views

KeyMapper's changes not taking effect (WIN7)

I'm trying to remap a few keys on my keyboard. I downloaded KeyMapper and applied the appropriate settings. No effect. I got it to output a registry file and ran that. Still no effect (obviously with ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Where do you place the “preseed.cfg” file?

I’m trying to create a Ubuntu Vagrant box using Packer. I’m confused about where to place the preseed.cfg file. Does it have to be in directory mentioned in http_directory?