Windows 7 is the Microsoft PC operating system released in October 2009. It is the successor to Windows Vista and has been succeeded by Windows 8. It shared the same UI style as Windows Vista, but was based on an incrementally newer version of the NT kernel (6.1, from 6.0) and was released in 6 ...

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How can I speed up my login on a Windows 7 machine to a Samba domain?

This is a problem related to Windows 7 machines using a Samba 3.5 domain. I have searched feverishly and found many solutions but none have worked. I recently re-imaged a computer lab I'm in charge ...
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Keeping WiFi connection after logout from Window 7 session

I have a bunch of Windows 7 laptops connected to WiFi (WPA2 PSK). When the user logs-in, the connection is automatically created (the connection profile is saved). But when the user logs out, the ...
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Remotely install Windows Updates with PsExec

Problem I am working on : I am now in charge of all the Windows machines of a company. All workstations are running Windows 7, I do not have a domain and there is no Windows Server running on the ...
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Cannot access Debian smb share from Windows 7 64

This is an old problem, an in my experience the connection between windows and samba is unstable and different for every implementation. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, often without any ...
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Remote Administration Console for Windows Deployment Services

Whenever we deploy a new machine via PXE and WDS, I have to log on to our Sever 2008 R2 WDS server via Remote Desktop to approve the machine. This is annoying, and as we should all know, logging on ...
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How to deploy Bitlocker via WDS

Let's say I have a notebook without anything, no software, no operating system. Now I want to install Windows (with some programs) from my WDS. Which works just fine, but how do I tell Windows to ...
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how to Install java run-time /jre on a custom path using a Batch script?

Im trying to create a bat file to make an unattended installation with sccm. I downloaded jre-7u55-windows-i586.exe from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/java-archive-...
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Domain Administrator does not have permission to remove a folder

I am a Windows domain administrator, and on my Windows 7 machine I have a folder that is owned by another domain user. When I right click and attempt to delete, it tells me that I don't have ...
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The account “Everyone” could not be mapped to a SID

I have a script that enables sharing on a folder an sets the sharing permissions. The script works fine with one exception which is the most important one if you wanna generate a HomeUse-Directory. I ...
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Gitlab - “Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key” on a valid key

I need some help with keys. On my windows 7 machine I have created a pair of keys using Puttygen in order to connect to a private gitlab site. In the gitlab I've added my public key to my profile. I'...
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User write to C from CMD

I have a very strange problem. On some computers in my network I can go to C:\ directory, run edit program and save file to C:. But when I list files in directory this file is not listed. But when I ...
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Do Windows/Automatic updates happen when a PC is sleeping/standby?

Mostly interested in doing it on some Win7 laptops, a lot of people seem to believe its not possible. However I can't find any definitive Microsoft documents detailing it either way: This old ...
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SLQPlus not working after Oracle XE installation

I just installed Oracle XE 11.2 on Windows 7 64. According to the manual I should be able to start SQLPlus just right after the installation. However if I try to run it, I get the following message: ...
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Windows Credential Manager unexpectedly restores previous state on reboot

After deleting all existing credentials in Windows Credential Manager, and adding a single, new Windows credential by IP with Enterprise persistence, the new state of Credential Manager (with one new ...
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\FileSystem\srvnet preventing computer sleep

I have what appears to be a pretty common issue. Basically, most of the computers on my company network won't go to sleep. After a lot of testing (disabling shared services, multimedia stream, etc...) ...
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Why is psExec hanging indefinitely and giving no error?

I'm simply attempting to open calculator on a remote machine in order to test the connection before I write a bigger script. I'm no pro with psexec yet, but I have never seen before what is happening ...
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Add IE11 Search Providers by GP but do not restrict users in adding more

Is it possible to add search providers to IE11 without removing the users ability to add more? I've tried adding the necessary registry keys to both HKLM and HKCU Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/...
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Using WDS, where are the log files located on the CLIENT trying to capture an image?

I'm trying to create a capture boot image for my client machines. I have the Win7 (x64) capture image loaded in the WDS server and it boots to the WDS Image Capture Wizard with no issues. I hit ...
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IIS7Register failed with HRESULT 800700b7: 'Cannot create a file when that file already exists.'

I am trying to re-install ASP.NET on IIS7 running in Win7/64, which magically stopped working all of as sudden. When I run aspnet_regiis -i, I get an error message that says Finished installing ...
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Credential Provider showing incorrect tiles

EDIT: Turns out I was probably overthinking this. See answer below. This may or may not be better on SuperUser, it's regarding issues with a few workstations failing to cleave to the Enterprise ...
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Win7 KVM guest with Virtio network driver can't connect to network

I have a ubuntu 15 and KVM. I have an XP guest that appears to basically work. I then set up a Win7 64 bit guest. It would not connect to the LAN. Then I found out about virtio drivers. I ...
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Does Windows support tcp TIME_WAIT reuse?

My PC is Windows 7 and I'm wondering if there is a similar option to turn on TIME_WAIT reuse, like tcp_tw_reuse on Linux? Thanks
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Can I automatically ROUTE ADD xxxx after i make a VPN connection in Windows 7?

after I make a VPN connection to my work/whatever, I currently have to go into the command prompt and manually add a route. eg. ROUTE ADD 10.1.0.0 255.255.0.0 172.16.3.0 METRIC 1 or whatever the ...
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Windows 7 Simulate corrupted profile

For testing purposes I need to simulate what happens when a user gets a temporary profile. Desktop Environment: Windows 7 Enterprise Server: Windows 2012 The user would be setup with a roaming ...
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How can I programmatically unbind IPv6 from a network interface on a Windows 7 machine?

I need to unbind the IPv6 services from a number of client workstations running Windows 7. ("Untick" the selected box in the screenclip below.) For what it matters, they currently all have a single,...
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Cygwin hangs/freezes when installing: won't finish downloading packages

Just stays there. Restarting causes the same problem, and changing mirrors doesn't seem to help.
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RDP connects but authentication fails

I have a couple of workstations that always fail authentication when I try to connect to them with RDP. The server and client configuration appears to be identical. There was a Schannel error A ...
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How can I WSUS and AV update and manage compliance reporting on air-gapped Windows boxen?

A.k.a "WSUS via Sneakernet?" (Similar question asked in 2013 here, but some key differences and no strong answers to that one.) Most of my environment consists of AD-joined Windows 7 workstations; I'...
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User Friendly port knocker (port knocking client) for Windows? [closed]

It seems "It's me" is the most popular port knocking client for windows… Except… it sucks. It works for console-savvy users such as me, but, unsurprisingly, all my users (3 people) hate console ...
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Msnmsgr.exe - No Disk in the Drive

Running Windows 7 beta, I occasionally get a popup from msnmsgr.exe claiming "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive D:". There are a few suggestions on the 'net about it, ...
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Windows 7: Access rights/group policy to prevent shadow copies from being deleted by user?

Is there a way to prevent shadow copies to be deleted by non-admin-users? The only thing I found right now were group policies which hide the tab in Windows explorer from the user (so that he can't ...
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Is there any way to add an HTTP Header to every IE request on a computer?

I would like to add a custom HTTP Header to every Internet Explorer request on a computer (or every browser request). I don't know if this is possible whatsoever, if you have heard of anyway to ...
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windows - how to make some file impossible to remove/rename for all users via commandline

how to (using command-line/batch file only) make some file impossible to delete/rename for all users. I tried attrib +R on file itself and on directory where it exist but it doesn't help
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Bulk software installation

I'm doing a software installation on a lot of computers, I'm installing windows 7 pro and then installing each program individually (with a script and silent installs). Is there a better way of doing ...
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Unable to configure Virtual Machine

I'm trying to copy a VM from one Vcenter to another using the VMware vCenter Converter Standalone client (5.1.0 build-1087880). The copy fails at 98% and says, FAILED: Unable to create '\\.\vstor2-...
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Can't open and lock privilege tables: Table 'mysql.user' doesn't exist - Trying to run second instance of myslq

On a Win7 box. I downloaded mysql-5.7.9 and I am attempted to run it as its own self contained instance along side another instance of an old version that is already running. I installed a new ...
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Windows vista and 7 don't honor routing table metric?

I have the route table below on a Vista machine, I can see the same problem on Windows 7 too. If I ping 193.181.14.10, I would expect the OS to honor the metric and choose either 0.0.0.0 0....
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Unequal gigabit speed client-server

I'm testing my internal home network using iperf3. iperf3.exe -c router -i 1 -t 20 -w384k I have a gigabit switch and all computers have gigabit network cards and, theoretically, all cables are in ...
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Adding a route to VPN network in server LAN, Windows machine

I set up an OpenVPN server in my LAN in routed mode (1 network card) and I want to connect to MyLaptop from the internet. To do so, I enabled IP forwarding on the VPN server, and added a route on ...
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configuring vsftpd anonymous upload. Creates files but freezes at 0 bytes

vsftpd on ubuntu after sudo apt-get install vsftpd Then did configuration as in the attached /etc/vsftpd.conf file. Anonymous ftp allows cd to the upload directly and allows put myfile.txt which gets ...
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MS-DOS attrib +s 'path not found'

I have to put some specific icons on folders and I had success doing that over all folders except the one that have some special characters. I'm using windows7. How it is done? creating a .ini ...
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Windows (object) Auditing via GPO

I was wondering if there was a method to check if a registry (or keys) are being audited, specifically via a group policy. I'm already aware of WMI keeping track of object read, edit, and delete ...
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Error when restoring database (Windows 7 test environment)

I have a windows 7 operating system as a test environment. I have SQL Server EE installed with two instances, named as test and production. I took a full backup from AdventureWorks database from test ...
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Samba 4 (Ubuntu) Administration (Active Directory) via RSAT using Windows 7 error

I want to administrate Samba 4 (Active Directory) via RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) using Windows 7. I have installed the RSAT and opened the "Active Directory Computers and Users" tool in ...
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How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you want to do this?

a question I was asked at a job interview today. Don't think I was on-target with my answer. How do you rebuild a Windows 7 user profile on a PC joined to an Active Directory domain and why would you ...
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Default Program via GPO Windows 7

I tried to configure the default program to open .docx/.doc files via gpo as mentioned here: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/09/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-open-with-file-associations/ I've ...
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Clients can't update dNSHostName attribute after DNS suffix change

We have a bunch of Windows 7 and Windows Vista clients that belong to domain contoso.com. The clients are registered in DNS to client.contoso.com. We have changed the DNS suffix via GPO from client....
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tnsping and lsnrctl hung when about to exit – Oracle 12.1.0.2.0 on virtual Windows 7 VM on Mac [closed]

I am trying to run an Oracle installation on Windows 7 running in a virtual machine (Parallels or VMware) on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). When executing Oracle utilities like tnsping ...
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Windows Security (In windows 7) keeps asking for my credentials, and won't “Remember my credentials”

I'm not the network admin, but my network admin is having trouble solving this as well. My issue is exactly as the title says... Windows Security (In windows 7) keeps asking for my credentials, and ...
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Windows Security Policy not Updating - Admin templates work fine

I have a domain with a mix of physical and virtual servers. Some time ago another admin may have performed some manual scripted updates at the client level that are now preventing changes in the ...