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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (10)

0
votes
0answers
7 views

USB mouse disconnects seemingly at random

I am having a persistent issue with my USB mouse disconnecting seemingly at random from my computer. After a brief delay (less than a second to a few seconds) it will reconnect with the windows ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

How do I copy a Function to select columbs in an entire spreadsheet

I have an inventory report and the rows go by item and the colums go like this: Inventory - Stock Shipped Out - Inventory - Stock Shipped Out ect. I want each items Inventory figure to be the sum of ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Starting Windows 7 from an external hard drive on a Mac

I would like to run windows on my MacBook Air with Mavericks 10.9.3. I currently have a Windows 7 64 bit ISO I can use. The problem is that my MacBook does not have enough space to install windows and ...
-1
votes
2answers
29 views

A newly opened tab in Chrome will sometimes close at random

I've got a very curious problem in Google Chrome that's been giving me trouble for the past month or so, and I don't seem to be able to find a solution anywhere. Upon opening a new tab, there's a ...
1
vote
1answer
9 views

replacement for Net Send

Is there any replacement for Net Send, I believe it was called, we can implement for our 60+ computers at work? We would like the ability to : 1) send messages to all logged on users and 2) send ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

GnuWin32 / sed unexpected behavior in Powershell

I am using GnuWin32 tools on Windows Command Line/Powershell. What is see: 11:15 enlil D:\Users\x> Get-ChildItem .gitconfig | sed "s/ */ /g" D i r e c t o r y : D : \ U s e r s \ x M o d ...
4
votes
6answers
10k views

Double click on .doc opens Word but not the document

This has happened a few times on our staff laptops. A user has recieved a .doc attachment in Outlook 2007 but when they double click on the attchment it opens word but not the attachment (such as the ...
-1
votes
0answers
9 views

Viewing 8 videos at the same time [on hold]

I've got 8 videos, all have with the same format but from different cameras. I am doig an evaluation and I need to be able to run and view all these videos at the same time. So, by pressing the play I ...
-1
votes
1answer
12 views

Windows 7 all icons dissapeared from desktop

I've got a vaio laptop that was working fine till yesterday ( the only problem is that the screen is broken so i always attach it to a monitor with hdmi) but when i opened it today only the wallpaper ...
-1
votes
0answers
38 views

How can I stop BSOD? Windows 7 x64 with Anti-Virus BSOD on VMWare 11.1 [on hold]

I have been trying to solve this mystery for a few months. Not sure if anyone has had a similar issue but I can always count on a random BSOD at any moment. This always results from any Anti-virus ...
0
votes
1answer
907 views

Port Forwarding for RDP

I'm trying to setup Remote Desktop on my computer. It's currently running Windows 7. RDP is set to allow for incoming connections. I've followed the instructions at PortForward.com, but am having no ...
8
votes
2answers
21k views

Windows 7 backup to 3TB Seagate external drive got 0x8078002A error

I'm using the Windows 7 backup and restore utility to create a system image and personal file backup to an external Seagate GoFlex 3TB disk. I got the following error: One of the backup files could ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

“Open as Read-Only” but workbook still opens as writeable

When I press Shift+Right-click when clicking on a workbook's filename, I get the "Open as Read-Only" option in the context menu, but when I click this option and the workbook opens, it's in read/write ...
-1
votes
0answers
11 views

one click prevent domain users changing walpaper, time, disable lan, controll panel without group policy [on hold]

any one click registry trick to prevent domain users[windows 7] changing following things. i need to apply 30 workstation pc. our dc centralized. so i don't have access to create domain policy. i hope ...
0
votes
1answer
171 views

Mouse can't Wake Up from sleep my Windows 7 Computer,but keyboard can,Allow this device to wake the computer is checked

I have DFI DK P45 T2RS Plus motherboard and BTC9051H keyboard and Logitech G9x Laser Mouse Call of Duty: MW3 Mouse,use clover(like grub) to boot windows 7 so I don't use hybrid sleep,only pure ...
1
vote
2answers
112 views

printing to 1980s Olympia typewriter/daisywheel printer from Windows 7

I'm trying to print to an old Olympia Compact S Typewriter/Daisy Wheel Printer from Windows 7. The typewriter/printer was manufactured around 1986. Does anyone know if this is possible? I can connect ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Manage CD/DVD access on small Windows network

I have a small Server2008/Win7 network and I want to restrict CD/DVD access for all but one of my users. I set the below GPO, but is there a way I can I give one specific user access to the CD/DVD ...
-3
votes
0answers
19 views

Get Windows 7 to ipconfig renew automatically when an invalid IP configuration is ever detected

My new computer has a problem that causes its IP address to randomly become invalid. This problem is widely reported and no one ever fixes it. Is there any way to set up Windows 7 to aggressively ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

Enabling Fn+F8 on Toshiba Satellite L500

Got myself a notebook Toshiba Satellite L500 without HDD(was heavily damaged actually) and with no wifi card (the one like this) Symptoms: when I try to connect to wireless network, it shows me "No ...
0
votes
1answer
461 views

Internet-connection not working properly on one of my computers (even after format)

All of a sudden my Internet-connection started acting strange: sites wouldn't load properly (didn't load all data, leaving the page to be unfinished, images would be strange-looking), some clients, ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows unable to resolve hostnames

I have two Windows 7 machines on my home network that always give 'Unreachable' errors when I try to access any site. The other devices on the same network work fine (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Ubuntu) The ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

windows ethernet adapter not recognizing lan cable

Not sure if this is the right place - please refer me to another group if not. I have an issue getting my Asus laptop (Windows 7) LAN card to work. My setup is: dsl modem --> asus wireless router --> ...
1
vote
4answers
7k views

Ctrl, shift and alt keys stopped working

The Ctrl, Shift and Alt keys on my laptop have stopped working, both the left and right ones. I have searched for solutions to this problem but I cannot find anything that works. What can the ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How to fix horizontal lines on screen appearing on my laptop screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334. The screen shows horizontal lines. When connected to an external monitor, the display is normal with no lines. I tried replacing the screen and cables, but the ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Elementary OS Luna installer doesn't recognize Windows 7 install. Dual boot struggle

I am trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and Elementary OS Luna x64 in dual boot. I've installed Windows first, but after that when I try to install Elementary from live USB the installer doesn't ...
1
vote
2answers
43 views

Most programs not visible in Programs and Features in windows 7

The issue I'm having is that only a small percentage of programs show up in the "Program and Features" section of Windows 7, where a user can uninstall programs. Formerly known as add/remove programs. ...
0
votes
3answers
102 views

Prevent applications from changing audio input gain

I have a USB mixer that is recognized by Windows as a USB microphone (as per the manufacturer's instructions). My microphone and other inputs are plugged into this mixer. Every once in a while when I ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Automatically add a row to similar table in sheet-2 if I add it to the main table in sheet-1

I have the following table in sheet-1 from an excel workbook. I want an excel formula that can allow me to automatically add a row to similar table in sheet-2 if I add it to the main table in sheet-1. ...
-1
votes
0answers
39 views

This copy of windows is not genuine [on hold]

My friends windows is not genuine and ive been asked to fix it. Ive already used slmgr -rearm a few times and I remember that the amount of times you can rearm it is limited. What should I do once he ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How can I set my Windows 7 desktop with a UPS to automatically turn on after a power outage is over?

I've got a Windows 7 desktop system with an APC UPS to provide backup power during power outages. I've got the UPS connected to the system with a USB cable so that the built-in Windows power utility ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

How to open a new browser window on a different screen?

I am using Window 8 with 2 screens main screen for Window is the right one. On the left screen I have Google Chrome browser window open. When use short-cut CRTL + N a new window is open on the left ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Windows 7 won't close programs even in task manager

Last week I noticed this happening for the first time. Firefox froze up and wouldn't load any new pages. The internet was working fine but the browser was stuck. So I closed the window and when I ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Flash drive not recognized

I was copying some files to my flash drive and removed it from my laptop.  When I plugged it into my PC, it didn't recognize it and it doesn't show up in disk management, and I can't find it in device ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

Ruby Compile error Windows 7 x64

Getting this error when using nmake on Windows7 x64 to compile Ruby 2.2.0 I've never done this before, so I have been following this and this advice: generating ripper-x64-mswin64_100.def NMAKE : ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Disk cleanup missing “windows update cleanup” windows 7

Im on windows 7 Im trying to get rid of the excessive files inside the winsxs folder (my drive is only 38gb) However, I seem to be stuck in a loop to solve this. There is no option inside disk ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

linux installer does not detect installed windows 7

I try to install linux ubuntu on my laptop alongside windows 7 x64, that are already installed. I use bootable usb flash. When I am from live usb in Linux I can see all my windows files, but the ...
6
votes
1answer
3k views

Prevent Caching in Windows FTP (Explorer)

Windows Explorer's FTP functionality appears to be caching downloaded files, such that when I drag drop (to download) the same file again, it's not downloading the latest version from the FTP server. ...
0
votes
2answers
4k views

Windows does not start after changing settings in msconfig.exe

I changed some settings in msconfig.exe on my computer. Then I booted and advanced. Then I changed my cores from 1 to 4. I'm almost positve that my computer is only 1 core and is an Intel i3. Now ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Virus/Malware/Hijackware Win7 - Hijacks Admin Permissions & More [on hold]

I’ve recently come across a very resilient virus—I use that term extremely lightly because I have no idea what this actually is—that has entirely shut down my computer. My machine is a custom built ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Force Task Manager to show Memory in Megabyte [duplicate]

Is there any way to configure Task Manager (windows 7) so that it show memory in Process tab in Mb instead of K.
8
votes
5answers
46k views

Command-line FTP function does not work

I am using Windows 7 and have multiple FTP client applications working without any problem. However when I use command-line FTP, I can get connected, log in (after entering user name and password) ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

“Pin to Start Menu” option is unavailable to one program, but is available to others, in windows 7

I want to pin a program to the start menu, but the option "Pin to Start Menu" is not available when right clicking the link to the program. The option is available when right-clicking other programs. ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

Installing .NET Framework 4 Client Profile breaks Windows Update

I have a Samsung NC-10 netbook with a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit (it only had 2GB). If Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile is installed on it, Windows Update will always ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Radio Stations from VLC to internet radio

I want to listen in my Internet radio Radio Stations who are played in VLC_media Player. How is the procedure for it? When possible, in this manner: Station Stream would listen on the Internet Radio ...
2
votes
3answers
322 views

DICOM Image viewer for Windows

In case you were wondering DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) is a set of standards in medical imaging. I have a CT result saved conforming to that standard and I want to be able ...
0
votes
1answer
67 views

Getting Flash Error #2048 when trying to use WatchESPN.com on Chrome

When I try to use WatchESPN.com on Chrome I get "Error #2048" in the Flash window and nothing renders. Strangely enough it works completely fine in Firefox. I do have some extensions that might mess ...
70
votes
11answers
141k views

Command prompt (Windows 7) grep equivalent?

Is there a command prompt (Windows 7) grep equivalent? That is, I want to filter out the results of a command: Bash use: ls | grep root What would it be from a Windows command prompt?
11
votes
10answers
17k views

How to stop windows resizing when the monitor display channel is turned off / switched to different source

Have a new 6870 ati radeon adapter with its drivers set to 1080p 60hz resolution hooked up to a 2008 47" high end Samsung HDMI based TV. However, when the tv is turned to a different hdmi input ...
4
votes
3answers
9k views

Java issue (nonexistent Java Runtime)

I'm currently having an issue with playing Minecraft. I played Minecraft perfectly before I had an issue with my computer. Now when I open the minecraft.exe file (or try to open Java itself from the ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

Starting VirtualBox machines fails with “Unable to load R3 module … VBoxDD.DLL (VBoxDD)”

Starting any machine on VirtualBox 4.3.22 on Windows 7, is failing with the following errors: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Kivy. Unable to load R3 module C:\Program ...