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All computer changes discarded after restart

There's an Internet café that I frequent, and I've noticed that after restarting any computer - no matter what I did on that computer - it goes back to the exact same state as it was before, with all ...
0
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1answer
49 views

.Net 4.5 Errors after upgrade from Vista SP2 64bit to Windows 7 RTM, SP1 won't install

I recently upgraded from Vista 64bit SP2 Professional to Windows 7 64bit Professional. Most everything went smoothly, however after the update, any time I try to use an application that uses .Net 4 ...
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1answer
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Vista VM cannot connect to printer shared from Win 7 VM - Error code 0x00000102

I'm running two OS's using Oracle VM Virtual Machine. One has Windows 7 Pro x64, the other Windows Vista Business x86. I have to try and connect a printer installed via USB and shared inside of the ...
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3answers
43 views

How to migrate user files from hard drive of dead vista system to w7?

I have the good hard drive from an otherwise dead Vista laptop ( I'm looking at you, HP Pavilion DV6700!) connected to the USB port of a good windows 7 system. To clarify, the drive from the old ...
0
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1answer
41 views

How can I give a file a custom icon?

I would like a way to give a file a custom icon. I know it's possible to change the icons for an entire file type, but that's not what I want. I know it's possible to create a shortcut to a file, ...
0
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0answers
65 views

Dell BIOS update appears inefective

My Dell XPS M1330 currently has BIOS version A11 which is too outdated to install windows 7 Home Premium. I followed the instructions on the Dell support site, downloaded the appropriate BIOS update ...
0
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0answers
46 views

VirtualBox Vista Guest can't see host network

I virtualized a Visa Ultimate machine and need to run it via Virtualbox on a Windows 7 host. Both are members of a domain administered by SBS 2011. For some reason the Vista VM would only see the ...
0
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1answer
54 views

Windows7: how to put an item in startup directory without Admin rights

I share my work computer with 3 other employees. It would be very helpful to run a script at startup for all of us. It is a big company, and there is a lot of red tape for everything!!! So, we ...
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0answers
14 views

Synching 4 external hard drive to Desktop with Vista 64 and Laptop with Win7 64

I have to reformat my SSD in my Vista Desktop. I backed it up 9 months ago but the external drives were fresh. Now I need to re-backup my documents, photos etc. What is the best way without going ...
2
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1answer
25 views

Some sort of bootlog or system info log in Windows 7

I was wondering if there is some sort of "Bootlog" file or anything similar in which I can (at least) see when the computer was booted. So at what date and time that happened. So basically I need a ...
1
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1answer
54 views

Multiple boot options on startup

I bought a new Dell Inspiron with Windows 8 installed. I was able to get Windows 7 installed and all the drivers loaded just fine. When it came time to transfer data from my old hard drive, I removed ...
3
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2answers
178 views

Why shouldn't I turn off UAC?

I've read in a few places that you should not turn off Windows User Account Control (UAC), but there are guides all over the internet explaining how to do it, and some people say I should have nothing ...
0
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2answers
33 views

Computer won't POST

I have an HP Presario F700. Earlier, the computer would POST and then restart and I found out it was because of a bad hard drive. I replaced the Hard Drive and installed Windows 7 on it and ...
2
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0answers
22 views

Win-7 Upgrade from VISTA is refused with error: Upgrade from XP not supportet

I did an successful upgrade from XP-Pro 32-bit to Vista Business SP1 32-bit. Now I want to do an upgrade to Win-7 Pro 32-bit. After checking the Vista Partition, the setup program fails with the error ...
0
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1answer
290 views

How can i install visual studio express edition for web in windows vista?

I am using a windows vista operating system. I want to install visual studio express edition for web. But from system requirements i understood that vista doesn't support express edition? what can i ...
2
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2answers
143 views

How to set Desktops.exe as an autorun program using cmd

The scenario goes like this. A computer is infected w/ a ransomware and you can't do anything else and all you have is a command prompt window. Now how do you set Desktops.exe as an autorun program so ...
0
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1answer
43 views

Windows Vista boot screen customization

I have a Windows 7 computer with the old ugly Windows Vista boot screen. Because it's an netbook, it has a small screen so it doesn't support the new lovely Windows 7 boot screen animation. Is there ...
0
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0answers
79 views

Windows 7 HomeGroup: everyone can see everything and create files and folders

I've set up a connection on my Windows 7 machine at home as a home network. I've then logged into another Windows Vista machine at home and realized that as soon as I enabled discovery under Start -> ...
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1answer
52 views

Running Windows XP applications on Windows 7 Ultimate

In the past, people using Windows Vista could run into the problem that their Windows XP applications would not run on the new operating system. Given that Windows 7 Ultimate and later versions of ...
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0answers
43 views

How to include custom *network* locations for indexing in Start Menu search?

Hemant asked How to include custom locations for indexing in Start Menu search?, which asks how he can get Windows Vista/7 to include his custom D:\Utils folder in Start Menu search. I have a similar ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Microsoft Windows ISO checksums

Is there an official source for Windows ISO (XP+) checksums, online? Wanting to download some older Windows versions, for support purposes, but they don't appear to be available on Microsoft's ...
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1answer
47 views

Windows Vista/7 Pre-loading Mechanism?

This question is related to this: How to enable Java Quick Starter (JQS) on Windows 7 While searching for an answer, I came upon a JQS help article. Quote: JQS is enabled by default in Windows ...
0
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1answer
280 views

Connecting a Windows 7 laptop to a Vista PC via an Ethernet cable to share Internet connection

I am trying to connect my old Vista PC to the internet by routing it thought my windows 7 laptop which has Wi-Fi. I am using an Ethernet cable to do this but every time I try to get it share the ...
0
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0answers
89 views

Moving Ubuntu guest from Vista 32 to Windows 7 64 issue

As the title suggests, I ran into a problem when trying to migrate Ubuntu 12-04 guest from Vista32 Ultimate host to Win7-64 Ultimate host. I transferred the whole virtual machine and tried both adding ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Install Windows 7 over Windows Vista without formatting drive or upgrading

So I have a laptop with a 32-bit Windows Vista OS installed. I want to install Windows 7 64-bit, which is possible on this computer. However the only way to do that, is to boot off of the install disk ...
0
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1answer
246 views

how we can edit drivers from windows iso file?

I want to delete some built-in drivers from win7 or win-vista iso file, is it possible? where is the driver location in iso file please? and how can we recognize the type of that, for example ...
3
votes
1answer
445 views

Windows Backup & Restore: What to Keep from AppData?

A couple years ago, my father made a backup of one of our computers using Windows Backup and Restore. It was either Windows Vista or Windows 7, not sure which. He backed up the entire computer, ...
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1answer
40 views

Problems upgrading from Vista to Windows 7

When upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 during the final stage computer makes a loud buzzing sound and freezes. Only way to stoop this is to turn the laptop off. Windows Upgrade Advisor says ...
4
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1answer
681 views

Refresh Language Bar in Windows Vista/7 programatically

Im trying to configure the Language Bar (the language switcher in the systray which appears whan you have multiple input languages installed) for our users. I can easily add new languages using ...
0
votes
1answer
537 views

What are possible ways to override User Access Control (UAC) while registering an ActiveX Control?

In an ASP.NET 2.0 Application, an ActiveX control is used. When user first time access the appliction and he/she did not have that ActiveX registered. Application show a popup to install ActiveX. When ...
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1answer
805 views

How to mount vhd in Windows Vista?

How do you mount a .vhd file in Windows Vista? In Windows 7 you use disk management but there is no option available for Windows Vista.
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2answers
126 views

Why new Windows versions take so much space? [closed]

I have quite fresh Windows 8 installation now and Windows folder takes 20 GB. It was pretty much the same for Windows 7 and Vista. Why is that? I mean it's not like Windows uses many media files or ...
1
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1answer
455 views

Manually Deleting Windows 7/Vista Backup files

If I manually delete many gigs of older files from my users Windows 7 and Vista backups, how will it impact the backup and restore catalogs. I fear that the catalogs may become corrupted or otherwise ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

How to login to SYSTEM user in Windows 7?

Does anyone know about logging in to SYSTEM(high privileges) user in windows 7?. In my XP machine I do: command prompt: at 10:20 /interactive cmd.exe then closing the explorer.exe and ...
1
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1answer
92 views

Remotely connect to computer where I don't have admin access on

I have a Windows XP computer, PC1, where I have no admin access. I am only a non-admin user. I want to remotely control PC1 from PC2 (Windows Vista, I am admin here). I need to make PC1 a server and ...
1
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1answer
390 views

I lost Windows 7 after restoring my laptop, now I have windows vista, how do I get windows 7 back?

So I turned my computer on 2 days ago, and it started restoring it automatically and I didn't want to turn it off just in case something bad happened, so I let it go, I left and came back and it was ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Autofill Product Key Windows Vista / 7

I am using sysprep to make a generic version of Windows and put it on a bunch of computers I am redoing for a customer. I plan to later develop more extensive images and go through the entire WAIK to ...
1
vote
1answer
136 views

What does windows experience index test?

What underlying benchmarks does windows experience index (winsat) test? Some specific questions are: Does the processor score include single-threaded performance? Is memory score based on the speed ...
0
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1answer
56 views

Windows vista/7/8 “automatically” installed drivers questions

Where do the automatically installed drivers get installed in windows? Where do they get installed from (I can install them without the internet). Why do they need to be installed if they already ...
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votes
2answers
221 views

What's the best way to deploy a large number of PC's? [closed]

I need to know the "better" way for doing PC's deployment, the PC's will be running Windows Vista and 7 and need to clone a lot of this particular configuration. My first thought was, doing a general ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

which executables are responsible for System Restore in windows vista abd above?

I have one file system filter driver which guard my product folders from modifying it from other processes but it block windows system restore processes too, due to that System Restore getting failed. ...
1
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1answer
125 views

Windows file sharing problems when using nested routers

My topology looks like this: WAN     - Router 1 (LAN 192.168.4.1; 255.255.255.0)         - PC 1 (192.168.4.10) ...
4
votes
4answers
4k views

How does Windows Aero prevent screen tearing?

When Windows Aero is on, there isn't any screen tearing, as opposed to when using the Basic theme without Aero. Why, though, do games with vertical sync seem to have a much greater input lag than ...
1
vote
1answer
972 views

Are WDDM 1.2 drivers backward compatible with WDDM 1.0?

WDDM 1.1 drivers are backward compatible with WDDM 1.0 specification; both 1.0 and 1.1 drivers can be used in Windows Vista. Can WDDM 1.2 also be used in Windows Vista?
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1answer
113 views

Import backup registry on windows startup

Is there a way to import a backed up registry into windows if it does not start after using a registry cleanup service?
0
votes
2answers
47 views

Is this a bad cd or an OS issue?

I have an old PC game that I've been trying to play. The disc is pretty scratched up but it's not horrible. Anyway, I have windows 7 and this game was made for 95/98. The installer ran fine but the ...
1
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2answers
2k views

Is there an easy way to automatically remove (or move) unused desktop icons (shorcuts) in Windows 7/8?

I often find people I'm helping have a bazillion unused shortcuts (icons) on their Windows Desktop. There isn't a good simple software program (that works on Windows Vista, 7, 8) that will do this ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Password reset programs only find passwords from one OS on a dual-boot system

I have an Acer laptop with Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I need to reset the passwords on Windows Vista, but the password reset programs I have tried only find the Windows 7 passwords and not the ...
0
votes
1answer
377 views

Windows Basic Theme seems to make gpu related stuff slower

When I have the windows basic theme (the one that disables aero), smooth scrolling (in firefox and chrome- enabled in the flags section) seem to run worse - lower fps - than if I was using the Aero ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Which windows-7 technologies will be installed on Vista when IE9 replaces IE8?

In one of the keynotes of the Microsoft PDC 2010 or 2011, Top-manager Ballmer, or Sinofsky , or someone else, said that IE9 was so important to Microsoft that they will put a lot of effort into the ...