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Questions tagged [windows-7]

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Is there a half-open TCP connection limit in Win 7?

Or at least, is it a low limit like 10 or 50? It was present since XP SP2 (I think), and was finally cancelled (= I think now the user can set the limit manually) in Vista SP2. What is the current ...
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Windows 7 randomly drops to Basic UI after full screen apps

Sometimes when I close a fullscreen application in Windows 7, it drops me back to the Basic UI. Windows has indicated that the problem is that the DWM service has stopped, but I only thought it didn't ...
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Should I install 64-bit versions of operating systems?

With the release of Windows 7 coming up, 64-bit operating systems have caught my attention. What are the main advantages and disadvantages of installing 64-bit Windows 7? What type of compatibility ...
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Windows 7 RC Backup failed “because critical BitLocker system files are missing or corrupted”

I'm getting this error dialog whenever I try to back up and I have no idea what to do about it: [Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options [Main Instruction] Check your backup ...
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What (traditional) modems work with Windows Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit?

I have a US Robotics v.Everything modem that I occasionally used for fax and Internet dial-in backup access. However, that modem connected to my previous PC using a plain RS-232 9-pin serial port. ...
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Windows 7 Features Not Found In Previous Versions [closed]

What are some things you can in Windows 7 that you couldn't do in previous versions of Windows? Don't limit your answers to a single feature, I want to learn as much as possible.
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Auzentech X-Fi Prelude doesn't remember settings

I'm running Windows 7 RC x64 on my new computer, and my sound card does not remember settings. Every time I reboot, I have to go back into the Audio Console and set everything back to where I want it,...
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Multi touch trackpad gestures for Windows (7)

I have Windows 7 running on my Macbook and I am wondering if it is possible to take advantage of the multi touch trackpad and have (more) gestures, more than the default boot camp drivers give you. ...
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Is it possible/How to boot an XP VHD in Windows 7

In windows 7 it is pretty simple to boot directly to a VHD, given that it also contains (or you are going to install) Windows 7 (or Vista/Server 2008). This installation is made possible I believe by ...
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Why can't I connect to my Windows 7 via Remote Desktop?

I am unable to connect to my Windows 7 machine via RDP. I also can't ping it. Is there something special I need to configure?
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IE on Windows 7 not saving files to disk

I am running Win 7 Build 7100. Since I restored this system I am facing peculiar issues - all effectively rendering this system unusable. The biggest peeve is: Any file downloaded from IE is never ...
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Running virtual desktops (like Spaces on Mac OS) on Windows 7

I make much use of Ctrl-arrows to new virtual desktops on my MacBook to get more real estate, organize like-applications and windows, and help focus on a task at a time. How can I get the same or ...
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What is the best multiple monitors app for Windows 7? [closed]

What is the best app for supporting multiple monitors in Windows 7? Ultra mon was perfect in Vista and XP but I don't think it works with Windows 7 yet. The main features I'm looking for are: ...
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Optimizing Windows 7 for SSD

I have Windows 7 RC1 running on a solid-state-drive (SSD) on my laptop. I've seen various recommendations for tuning the OS to take advantage of the SSD. There are a few obvious ones, such as ...
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Default Windows 7 Install: What to change to make it faster?

I remember there were guides for Windows XP on all of the unnecessary services and things that you could turn off in a default install to make the system a bit more 'snappy'. Is there such a guide ...
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Can you turn off UAC for a single app? [duplicate]

I'm running windows 7 RC. I've got a few poorly-designed apps that force me to click through a UAC box in order to launch them. This is becoming quite an annoyance. I don't mind UAC aside from this ...
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How to completely turn off UAC in Windows 7?

How do I go about completely turning off the User Account Control in Windows 7?
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Fast-forward and rewind commands do not work on Windows 7 RC 32-bit Media Centre

This only happens on Media Centre (works correctly in Windows Media Player). This only happens on Windows 7 RC (works correctly on Vista). Edit: This happens with all videos. I use Shark007 codec ...
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High-def TV tuner for satellite TV

A few months ago I bought a plasma television and upgraded my satellite receiver so that I could watch the high-def channels. We have another television purchased previously which also has a high-def ...
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How can I suppress those annoying Thumbs.db files in Windows Vista and Windows 7?

In Windows XP, there used to be a folder setting like "Do not cache thumbnails." I can't seem to find something similar for Windows Vista and Windows 7, and every folder on my network containing a ...
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Clean Install Using Windows 7 RTM Upgrade

I am thinking about getting a pre-order for Windows 7 upgrade, but I don't want to buy it if I can't do clean installs with it. How does the upgrade process work exactly when comming from Windows Xp ...
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How to install windows 7 RC from a USB disk? [duplicate]

Can anyone provide detailed steps to install Windows 7 RC from a USB hard disk (rather than a DVD)?
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How do I connect Xbox360 to Windows 7 (RC) Windows Media Center?

I have the following setup: Desktop running Windows 7 RC (32-bit) Xbox360 Elite with wireless adapter Both devices are connected to a local wireless network (802.11n Draft 2.0 300Mbps) I went ...
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run32.dll on Windows 7?

Each time, I run my favorite game (Starcraft) on Windows 7, my PC gets way too slow, and when I checked the running process, I found a process with the name run32.dll taking over almost 90% of the ...
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What spyware protection is available for Windows 7?

How well protected is Windows 7 from spyware? What free clients are available? Do the clients for Windows Vista work at all with Windows 7?
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How do I upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM?

I want to install Windows 7 RC. I know about the time bomb in June of 2010, where it will cease to work, and that a few months before that it will shut down every two hours. If I install Windows 7 ...
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How to control Windows 7 snap feature with two monitors?

There is an Aero Snap feature in Windows 7. However, it seems to not work when dragging a window to the edge that is adjoined to the second monitor. How to make it work properly? Maybe some regedit ...
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Problems when Sleeping on Windows 7

I'm not sure if asking a hardware specific question is right for superuser.com, but I have a problem with my Asus P5Q motherboard (or believe it's the hardware). I do Start->Sleep my PC the computer ...
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How to arrange Windows 7 task bar icons in 2 rows?

I have my windows 7 task bar set to 2 rows. I would like to arrange the items I have pined to the taksbar in 2 rows without waiting for them to be wrapped. Is this possible in Windows 7? If so how ...
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How do I replace Notepad in Windows 7? [duplicate]

I use notepad2. I love notepad2. How do I replace notepad2 in windows 7, so I never use the old version of notepad again?
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My second hard drive isn't visible in windows 7

I'm testing windows7 on my althlon64 desktop, and my secondary/data hdd does not appear to be visible to windows. While it does appear in the device manager, the disk management console skips straight ...
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Windows 7 “Aero Snap” feature on Ubuntu GNOME

Windows 7 has a useful feature that "snaps" out a window to fill half the screen when you drag it to either the left or right border of the entire screen. It's really useful for arranging 2 windows ...
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How do I lock right-aligned toolbars in Windows 7 without them looking awful

I like to create between 3 and 5 toolbars ( like the Quick launch toolbar) to house different sets of icons for daily use. Games Office, Apps, Utils (stuff like that) I like to right-align some of ...
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Does Windows 7 Home Premium remember network share passwords?

One of the most annoying limitations of both Windows XP Home and Vista Home Premium was they did not remember network passwords after reboot. Vista even had a 'remember password' check box which did ...
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Why do I need Windows XP mode in Windows 7?

Tomorrow on 15th of July Microsoft is staring pre-order of Windows 7. I compared the three editions ("Which one is right for you?") for me. The main difference is "Windows XP Mode" in Professional and ...
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Windows 7 default programs won't let me choose Firefox as my default browser

I googled this problem thoroughly before posting here. I did everything in the books to set Firefox as my default. I went to default programs, and looked for it there -- it's not there. I went to the ...
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How to dual boot when Windows XP was installed after Windows 7?

It seems pretty straightforward to dual boot those versions of Windows when the newest is installed after Windows XP. But the inverse isn't happening on my machine. I tried even editing the BOOT.INI ...
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Connect Windows 7 to DP-300U (with attached HP 722C Printer)

I'm trying to add a new printer to Windows 7, but it cannot find it. My printer is an HP 722C attached to a DLink DP-300U network adapter. I enter the ip address of the network adapter, but Windows ...
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IE8 issues on Windows 7 RC

I'm running Windows 7 RC and noticed today that when trying to launch IE nothing happend. The only way to launch IE was to right-click and Run As Administrator.
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Multiple Monitor Software for Windows 7

I've switched over to Windows 7 full time but really miss using Ultramon, is there any other similar software out there that works on Windows 7?
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Is there an easy way to disable this laptop's touchpad?

Specifically, I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1525. I'd like to disable the touchpad so that I can re-enable if my mouse were to run out of batteries (so physically breaking the connection to the motherboard ...
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How do I know if my SSD Drive supports TRIM?

Windows 7 has support for the TRIM command which should help ensure that the performance of an SSD drive remains good through it's life. How can you tell if a given SSD drive supports TRIM? See here ...
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Update multiple machines at home

I have multiple machines at home. All of them are running Windows 7 x64. Due to limited bandwidth and slow connection, I want to make them download updates just once and apply to the rest of them. ...