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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (10)

4
votes
2answers
2k views

How to set a specific browser (Internet Explorer) to be default only for a specific application

We have an enterprise software that shows reports properly only in IE, but I don't want to set IE as my default browser. The application is a WPF/Silverlight based desktop application - not a web ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Why is my thread count so high

In my Windows (i7) task Manager under Performance, the Thread is bouncing around 1315 and handles 38031. Why these numbers are so high? I have 2 cores and 4 logical processors.
1
vote
0answers
605 views

DNS server is not responding - Windows 7

This morning when I turned my PC on, there was a yellow marker on my network icon. I tried troubleshooting and got the following error: DNS server is not responding I am connected directly to my ...
0
votes
1answer
395 views

How do I change the location of my Contacts shell folder?

I'm using Windows 7. I changed the location of my Contacts folder to "E:\" by accident. Now I cannot change it back. Right clicking the E:\ drive doesn't give me the option to change the location ...
1
vote
0answers
163 views

how to monitor sound (or sound card) activity?

Is there's a software that runs in the background or something and whenever no sound is detected, launch an application? To explain: how to check sound card usage? if no app is currently using sound ...
1
vote
0answers
677 views

How to customized function key for Acer Aspire in windows 7

Many times, when copy and paste, i tend to click fn+c, fn+v instead of ctrl+c, ctrl+v, is there a way to map fn key to control key, when I do not need the fn key? Of course sometimes I need it to say ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Make a Windows 7 shortcut to a specific pdf page

Is there a way to make a Windows 7 shortcut to a specific pdf page?
2
votes
3answers
8k views

With VirtualBox installed, establishing wifi connection is slow even after disabling Host-Only Network adapter

After installing VirtualBox, I noticed that my computer (Windows 7) was taking an unusually long time to establish a wifi connection on startup. I found this "trick" and I tried it: ...
2
votes
0answers
113 views

How to enable win7 to hibernate on multi-boot environment?

I run a HP DV6000 multi-boot environment with MacOSX, Ubuntu and Windows 7. In Windows 7 I cannot hibernate. After a long research, I've found that my Windows 7 partition must be set as active to ...
0
votes
1answer
590 views

Removing open session from dvd-rw

As you can see from the above image, nero is showing some "session is open" in my DVD rewritable disc. The problem is whenever I erase the session it is not getting erased and I am unable to write ...
1
vote
0answers
533 views

Windows-7 Juniper VPN Requires many user interactions

I am using Windows-7 64-bit. My company uses Juniper VPN 7.1.0. When I attempt to start VPN and enter my password, the Network Connect software downloads every time. The process requires me to OK ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Windows 7 hangs with 100% disk activity but only when online

I have the same problem as seemingly many other people here, and I think we might all be experiencing the same issue: a compatibility issue in Windows 7 between hard drive and network controller or ...
4
votes
3answers
35k views

SpeedFan cannot find my fan

My laptop (SONY VAIO VGN-CR390) is getting hot recently and the fan doesn't seem to work at high speed. I installed SpeedFan and it reads my CPU temperature @60C+ consistently. However, it cannot find ...
1
vote
1answer
761 views

Using Toshiba 22EL833 as PC display through HDMI input

I had another Toshiba TV - 19SL738 - connected to this same PC and video card (GTX 8800) through a DVI to HDMI cable (DVI on PC side, HDMI on TV) that was working perfectly at it's native resolution ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

USB Mouse stopped working in Win 7

The mouse has stopped working. Spec: Windows 7 x64 Logitech M9 mouse (wired) core 2 Duo It is definitely not a hardware issue, as I have a dual boot system and everything works tip top on the other ...
4
votes
1answer
587 views

Computer began freezing after lightning storm. Replaced most of it, and still getting random freezes. What next?

My machine started freezing (no blue screens, no warnings) after about 30 minutes to two hours of use after a bad lightning storm that also knocked out my router. I've replaced the motherboard, RAM, ...
2
votes
3answers
159 views

Computer lifetime and installing programs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the technical reasons for the gradual degrade in performance of computers over time I've always wondered about this, if this is a myth or if there's a certain ...
3
votes
2answers
732 views

How to block a port for specific time?

I want to block a port for a specific time duration, say 1 am to 3 am. I can add a rule to built in firewall but this blocks the port all the time. Is there any way to do this for only a specif ...
0
votes
0answers
3k views

Mouse pointer doesn't move, but mouse does respond to clicks. Fully works only temporarily in BIOS setup screen

I'm having a very weird issue with my mouse. Suddenly, in the middle of a web browsing session, it stopped responding to movement. The computer was fully responsive, and the mouse continued to allow ...
1
vote
3answers
319 views

No connetion to the LAN and internet, but router gives an IP

Suddenly I don't have any connection on my laptop. Everything else runs fine. I can connect with my tablet and my mobile phone to the internet. I can also connect to the WLAN. I get the correct IP ...
0
votes
2answers
65 views

Protect C: drive against a disk failure other than using a HW RAID?

Is there a way to protect Windows OS installation against a disk failure other than putting it on a hardware RAID? I'm not after data backup, what I'd like to achieve is a machine with 2 physical ...
1
vote
3answers
6k views

Delete Remove 0 byte file Windows 7 64 bit

I have a file whose size is 0 bytes, there is no file extension, just says FILE. When I try to remove it an error message appears, saying "Could not find this item". Used CMD.exe, still would not ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

How should I partition my disk for dual boot Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How should I partition my disk for dual boot between Windows 7 and Ubuntu? My disk already has 3 partitions (C, System, HP TOOLS) and I would like to dual boot my HP ...
2
votes
2answers
717 views

Powershell has started running as administrator

Something unusually has happened recently on my machine: every time I start powershell, it starts with Admin privileges by default. It used to be that it would start just as my user unless I ...
50
votes
3answers
83k views

How can I upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 and keep my files and applications?

I want to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. How can I do this while keeping all of my files in-tact? Is it possible to retain all of my applications and user settings, too?
0
votes
1answer
72 views

running windows on linux HOW TO?

I've got linux and windows while I use linux majority of my time. However from time to time I'd like to play some games which wine doesn't support without rebooting the machine. Is it possible to run ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

Gigabytes of GetRecording.dat and GetVideo.dat files…what are they?

I've just located several gigabytes of GetRecording[a number].dat and GetVideo.dat files in the Windows/Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5 directory. Any idea what these are?
1
vote
1answer
107 views

Printer Drivers on a Server

It's a query more than a problem. As we know Windows Update houses lots of drivers for Printers by default, and when adding a local printer, you can merely select from that list, point it to an TCP/IP ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

My Synaptics touchpad v7.5 becomes unresponsive after I type. Is there a way to fix this? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have a Samsung laptop with Synaptics Touchpad V7.5 running the v16.1.1.0 driver. and whenever I type my touchpad becomes unresponsive. How do I fix? I am using a ...
3
votes
2answers
599 views

How to prevent one computer from accessing another behind a router?

I have my own person computer running Windows 7 and another computer running Ubuntu Server 12.0.4. Currently, if I have a something running on Windows 7 (like, say, Tomcat), I can access it on the ...
1
vote
0answers
90 views

Windows 7: How to make active window much visible at taskbar?

Win 7 is fancy but XP was much better at accessibility... I can't recognize easily which window is active at taskbar, active item has an extra "glow". Is there any way to improve that?
1
vote
0answers
475 views

How to get memory up to 1333 or higher on EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 Motherboard

I'm trying to go up on my DDR3 from 1066 to 1333 but Windows keeps crashing upon startup; before / after login screen. I have a EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 Motherboard. I upgraded from 3 Gb to 12 Gb and ...
1
vote
1answer
682 views

Disable 'Default Document' feature in IIS

How do I turn off the 'Default Document' feature in IIS so that it won't start when the computer is started? I want to use XAMPP for local testing, but I can't start Apache until I stop the Default ...
1
vote
1answer
611 views

How to route a single an ip to a localhost?

I have a web server on my localhost on win-7, and I want to route my local network ip: (192.168.1.120) to the localhost, so that if I type http://192.168.1.120/ in my browser it would directly ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Identifying Corrupt files in win7

I have some files on an external partition which appear to be corrupt/have bad sectors - ie when I try to copy them, the copy process hangs around forever without seeming to do anything. Unfortunately ...
1
vote
1answer
580 views

Switching from Eclipse 64 bit to Eclipse 32 bit

Can I use same workspace and eclipse settings in 32 bit Eclipse that I used in 64 bit Eclipse?
1
vote
1answer
466 views

Why does it take a long time to connect to my local site?

I have Windows 7 and a local website on Apache / PHP. I have the most recent versions installed. I have some PCs connected into a local network by the router, which assigns local IP addresses like ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Slow Windows 7 bootup after grub dual boot

I have a 1.5TB SATA drive with a fresh (working) installation of Windows 7 Ultimate. I decided I'd like to dual boot with Ubuntu. I have a separate 500GB drive that I wanted to use. Previously, my ...
0
votes
2answers
756 views

PXE:E61 Media test failure error while starting up windows 7

The following problem occurs when i try to start my friend's windows 7 system when the system starts he gets the following error : PXE:E61 Media test failure ,check cables press any key to continue ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Changing shutdown & welcome screen on windows 7

Scenario: I wish to change the Windows Shutdown and Welcome screen while I shut down & switch on my system. My question: Is it possible to change the shut down screen & welcome screen with ...
5
votes
2answers
9k views

Move Windows 7 XP Mode to Windows 8?

I use Window 7 XP Mode for my legacy applications (and also to sandbox iTunes) I understand Windows 8 uses Hyper-V instead. I'd prefer to migrate my old machine than build a new one. How do I move ...
31
votes
7answers
66k views

Windows 8 disk space usage vs Windows 7

The official Microsoft Windows 8 (64 bit) disk space requirements are the same as Windows 7: 20 GB. In actual practice, how does Win8's disk space usage compare to Win7's? Specifically, how does disk ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Can't keep settings when upgrading Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro RTM

I'm trying to install Windows 8 Pro RTM on top of a Windows 7 Ultimate, but the only option I get when asked "Choose what to keep" is Nothing, which seems rather drastic. A friend of mine tried to do ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Make ReadyBoost use SATA instead of USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enable ReadyBoost on a second internal HDD? As far as I know, ReadyBoost only works on USB flash media. I have a 4GB SATA SSD, and I thought it would be interesting to ...
3
votes
1answer
188 views

Computer turns off, but won't turn on

I have a computer that I recieved from somebody but the hard disk said that it wasn't found. I opened it up, and removed the sata connected from the motherboard, and plugged it into another sata port ...
19
votes
5answers
46k views

Change DNS with script

I need to frequently change the DNS server address, and for now I do it by opening 'network and sharing center' - 'local area connection' - properties - ipv4 - and then type the DNS numbers. Is there ...
2
votes
0answers
78 views

Location based windows theme

Is there any way to change your Windows theme depending on what network you join? When i am connected to my home network, I would like to have all of my wallpapers on the slideshow (Windows 7) and my ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

storport.sys BSOD headaches

I keep getting intermittent BSODs with storport.sys. I got the following from bluescreen viewer: 081712-31917-01.dmp 8/17/2012 9:09:03 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

Windows 7/Ubunutu dual boot

I recently attempted a dual boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu on a Sony Vaio. The installation for Ubuntu went well, but Windows 7 would not load from the Grub menu. I ran the auto repair from the ...
2
votes
1answer
481 views

Windows 8 memory usage [closed]

If Windows 8 requires same amount of RAM that Windows 7, why virtual box suggest 1GB of RAM for Windows 8 x86 and 512Mb of RAM for Windows 7 x86?