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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What's the best way to move c:\users to d:\users under vista/W7 [closed]

I just installed Windows 7 RC1 and want to move c:\users to d:\users. What's the best way to do this? Due to the fact that Windows 7 creates a reserved partition that is mounted as C: in the ...
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Automatically Configure New Computers

My company is in the process of upgrading all of our users from old Windows XP computers to newer quad-core Win7 computers. This is a good thing - it's long overdue that we upgrade our workstations - ...
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Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8GB RAM machine?

I'm running Windows 7 on a dual core, x64 AMD with 8GB RAM. Do I even need a pagefile? Will removing it help or hurt performance? Would it make a difference if this is a server or a desktop? Does ...
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Windows 7: “localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself”. Why?

After 18 years of hosts files on Windows, I was surprised to see this in Windows 7 build 7100: # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. # 127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1 localhost ...
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Windows7 - “The specified network password is not correct.” when the password is in fact correct

I have a samba server setup for some time now. It is a Hardware NAS - which unfortunately does not provide access to the Samba logs. (the exact model of the NAS is called Addonics NAS Adapter ) I ...
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How to use tscon on Windows7?

I need to run overnight automation testing using RFT and IE on Windows7 virtual machine. I found that restarting the Windows box before the testing starts helps. I am moving the production ...
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What benefits are there to running a 64-bit Operating System?

I would like to hear community opinions on reasons to switch, to utilise, or when one should consider a x64 platform. Plus are there any additional benefits of running 64-bit Windows 7? over 64-bit ...
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How do I remove login credentials for a network location in Win7?

I just tried to access a folder like so: \\somecomputeronmynetwork\somelocation$ When going to this location I'm prompted for a user name and password. I put one in, and it let me in fine. Now I ...
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If I install Windows7 RC, will I need to repave later?

I'm thinking of installing Windows7 RC. I'm wondering if the auto-updates along with a production licencense will be sufficient to convert the RC to the RTM. Or will I have to reinstall?
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What about Windows 7 as a web server?

We have to replace our server (2003-based), and we was thinking that it's time to switch to Windows 2008 r2. Then i saw this: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753473.aspx We only need ...
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Getting Squid to authenticate with kerberos and Windows 2008/2003/7/XP

This is something I setup recently and was quite a big pain. My environment was getting squid to authenticate a Windows 7 client against a Windows 2008 Server invisibly. NTLM is not really an ...
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Problem adding Windows 7 64-bit print drivers to a 32-bit Windows 2003 print server

I have installed the final RTM version of Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on a test system before we begin the rollout in our company. I'm having problems connecting to several HP printers that we have ...
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What does registry setting EnableLinkedConnections do on a technical level?

Note: the base problem for me is to be able to access a network share that I (Win 7 admin user) have set up when I run an elevated program. Normally the elevated program will not have access to my ...
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VPN Connection causes DNS to use wrong DNS server

I have a Windows 7 PC on our company network (which is a member of our Active Directory). Everything works fine until I open a VPN connection to a customer's site. When I do connect, I lose network ...
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ADUC Exchange tabs - Windows 7 & Exchange 2003

I have the admin tools install on a Win 7 64 bit machine but would like to see the Exchange tabs in ADUC. Googling shows this is a popular request and the most common solution (and the only one which ...
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How can I enable domain authentication over wireless in Windows 7/2k8?

I've got several domain-member laptops which commonly roam to places where there aren't any network ports available. Occasionally, during these times, the laptop may be used by someone who has not ...
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Are there any connection limits on Windows 7 IIS v7.5?

My current development machine is Windows XP, and I use a modified tcpip.sys to allow me to exceed the 10 connection limit built in to IIS. I know that Vista's IIS has the same limit. Can anyone ...
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Where can I find a beginner's guide to using sysprep for deploying Windows 7?

I am new to Windows 7, but want to deploy it in a Netware (read: no Active Directory, no domain, etc.) environment. I have used Novell Zenworks for imaging and deploying Windows XP in the past, and ...
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The Job and Monitoring Options of RoboCopy

What does the Job Options of RoboCopy do? And what exactly does the /MON and /MOT switches do? How can I use them? I don't understand them, and can't find any examples on how to use them. ...
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How to view status of software RAID 1 resynching?

I have two 500 GB disks and yesterday I mirrored first drive to the second one using software RAID 1. PC has now been on for 30 hours. Both disks say "Resynching", but there is no progress indicator. ...
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What could cause an 101 Error in WAMP under Windows 7? [closed]

I'be been using WAMP for local development for quite a while now but lately I've been getting an Error 101 message when I browse localhost sites. It's possible for this to have appeared after the last ...
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Will you be installing Windows 7 RC as your primary OS? [closed]

Will you be installing Windows 7 RC as your primary OS? Or be waiting for the RTM version?
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Joining Multiple Domains in Windows 7

I'm an independent contractor with domain accounts at multiple client locations. I do my development work on a laptop and would like to be able to join the domain at each site. Under Windows XP I ...
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Locked myself out of Group Policy Editor

I set 'only allow certain applications' restrictions and accidentally applied them across the board to all accounts. Now I'm restricted to only running a browser and can't run the group policy editor! ...
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Replacement for NewSID when working with Windows 7?

Is there a replacement for the old SysInternals NewSID utility that will work for Windows 7? I found out the hard way that NewSID will totally hose a Windows 7 setup (BSOD on reboot). Apparently the ...
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Apache2 Reverse Proxy With Authentication on Windows 7?

I am trying to setup an Apache2 reverse proxy from my laptop (Windows 7, Apache 2.2.17) to a Nexus server (Windows Server 2003) on our network. This is just a test before setting this up for real on ...
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Runas Domain Account Still Asks for Password

I'm using a Win7 computer that isn't joined to the domain. I want to be able to run a program, such as IE, under the domain user. c:\> runas /noprofile /netonly /user:MyDomain\MyUser iexplore.exe ...
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Active FTP client blocked by Windows Firewall on Windows 7

I have an application that runs as a service and contains an FTP client. It needs to connect to an FTP server that only supports Active FTP. When I attempt to get a list of files or download a file, ...
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How can I clear cached domain credentials?

Related: How can I enable domain authentication over wireless in Windows 7/2k8? To test the domain login over wireless connection feature I'm trying to set up in the above question, I need an ...
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Is Windows 7 RC stable enough for limited production deployment?

With the Windows 7 RC out today, and it being good for a year before expiring makes for a compelling argument to deploy it in limited production usage internally. I tested the Windows 7 Beta and was ...
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Windows - Software restriction policy to block exe files in all subdirectories

How can I block all executables in %APPDATA%? I've read for CryptoLocker this is a good policy: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\*\*.exe But that apparently won't protect more than one layer ...
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Send message to another Computer through Network via CmdLine

I would like to send from a server ( Windows 2008 R2) a pop up message to another Computer in the Network (Windows 7). I already enable AllowRemoteRPC in the registry of my Windows 7 system. This cmd ...
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Uninstall IIS on Windows 7

I've just rebuilt my development machine and installed IIS. I then installed the Web Deployment tool and used this to restore my previously-backed-up websites to the clean machine. Unfortunately the ...
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There are currently no logon servers available

I am running a Windows 7 laptop that is joined to my company's domain. When I installed Windows 7, I created an account for myself, joined to the domain, and it had been working quite well even though ...
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LAN bandwidth in Linux is low

everyone, I connect two PCs both with 1000Mbps NIC. One(A) of them runs Fedora 8 while another(B) runs Windows7. I test bandwidth between them with Ixchariot, it shows about 10Mbps. If A and B both ...
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Can't ping or remote desktop?

I've setup a win7 laptop and joined a company domain, now I'm unable to ping or remote into the machine. Could someone provide me with some troubleshooting tips please?
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Is it possible to switch to Kerberos only Windows domain

Is it possible to configure both Windows servers and workstations (Windows 7) to use only Kerberos for authentication and not use NTLM for authentication within the Domain? I was told that Kerberos ...
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Why is my access.log file not accessible?

I have an apache installation on my dev machine. The httpd.conf is all set up right. By the config file I should be getting an access.log file in my logs directory, but it doesn't seem to exist in ...
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Setting up httpd-vhosts.conf for multiple virtual hosts

I have a simple test setup using xampp at home, and I am getting really weird behavior when I attempt to set up multiple virtual hosts on this box. Here is my vhosts file: NameVirtualHost *:80 ...
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Windows Remote User Managment

I have a server PC and several client PCs, each running Windows 7 Home. I would like to create a user on the server PC and have that user then available on all client PCs. User1 should be able to ...
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VPC on Windows 7 very slow network

I have a Windows 2003 virtual machine which I use for website testing. I've just installed Windows 7 and am using the new version VPC (not xp mode). When I try to copy a file - I need to copy some ...
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How to make Windows 7 USB flash install media from Linux?

I have: ISO image of Windows 7 install media 4 GB USB flash drive no DVD drive Linux installed
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IIS 7.5 (Windows 7) - HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized

I'm trying to test my ASP.Net website on localhost and I'm getting this error: HTTP Error 401.3 - Unauthorized You do not have permission to view this directory or page because of the access control ...
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Is it possible to change an “Unidentified Network” into a “Home” or “Work” network on Windows 7

I have a problem with Windows 7 RC (7100). I frequently use a crossover network cable on WinXP with static IP addresses to connect to various industrial devices (e.g. robots, pumps, valves or even ...
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Activating Windows 7: KMS vs. MAK

What are the differences (and maybe pros and cons) of KMS and MAK license activation for Windows 7?
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How to delete cached temporarily credentials for a network share on a Windows machine without rebooting or logging off [duplicate]

This is more of a curiosity then a real problem, I am just to lazy to reboot or log off my laptop. I have connected to a network share on a Windows server with domain credentials from a non-domain ...
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Does Windows 7 support Hyper-V Manager?

Does Windows 7 support running Hyper-V Manager?
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Error 0x80070570: How to delete corrupted and unreadable file?

On my system partition I have a folder which cannot be deleted. This folder has been created by restoring files from an Acronis TrueImage backup. The error message says: Error 0x80070570: The ...
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How is route automatic metric calculated on Windows 7?

KB299540 explains how Windows XP automatically assign metrics to IP routes: The following table outlines the criteria that is used to assign metrics for routes that are bound to network interfaces ...
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RDP Connection to Windows 7 stays really slow

I have an Issue with connecting to Windows 7 via RDP. I can open an RDP Session, but regardless of any settings, the response times are really long. This in particular is the case when opening a web ...