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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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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64-bit TortoiseSVN on Windows 7 says “file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” then runs chkdsk

I'm using 64-bit TortoiseSVN on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. Every so often a checkout or update will fail with an error message like the following. Error: Can't move Error: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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SMTP server on Windows 7

Is it possible to install the SMTP server that you can install in Windows Server 2008 in Windows 7? Or something similar? I'm developing an application that will make use of it and I want to be able ...
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What are windows 7 N/KN/VL editions?

We're subscribed to MSDN at work and I've noticed that among the various windows "editions" there are downloads such as "Windows 7 Ultimate N" and "Windows 7 Ultimate N and KN". What are these ...
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IIS Manager - Connect to Another Server (Win7 to Win2008 server)

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate. If I open up IIS Manager, I see a list of "connections" on the left hand side. In previous versions, I would be able to select an option to "connect to another ...
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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 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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Are there any free NFS clients for Windows 7?

I have Windows 7 Professional, but the NFS Client for Windows is only included in the Enterprise and Ultimate editions. I would like to connect some Windows machines to our NFS server so I can drop ...
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How do I setup an FTP server on Windows 7?

I'm having trouble getting an FTP server setup on Windows 7. I've added the service using Control Panel -> Programs -> Turn Windows features on and off. I can see the service has started in Control ...
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Does Windows 7 support Hyper-V Manager?

Does Windows 7 support running Hyper-V Manager?
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After Windows 7 SP1 IIS errors with “Invalid application path”

I'm getting this new, strange error message in IIS after updating Windows 7 (x64) with SP1. Open the IIS Manager Browse to an exisiting Virtual Application (or create a new one) Open its Basic ...
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Unexplained slow gigabit network speeds

Update Ok, I've tried the answers below and nothing has changed. I've identified the chipset in the laptop as the NVIDIA nForce 520. I downloaded the latest Vista x64 drivers for the nForce 520 ...
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How to format as FAT32 from Windows 7/Vista

What is the best way to format a USB drive with FAT32 (for Mac compatibility) from within Windows 7/Vista? I ask because the Disk Management only lets you pick exFAT (because the disk is over 32GB I ...
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Reset Windows 7 computer to a clean state on reboot

We have a bunch of Windows 7 computers deployed at remote locations. To keep things consistent and reduce troubleshooting, we'd like to reboot them daily and reset to a clean state on reboot. Is it ...
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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 ...
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System process (PID 4) constantly accessing the hard disk

Recently I noticed some of our machines are getting sluggish, mainly after boot-up. Using the Resource Monitor I detected excessive disk access from the system process with PID 4. Following some tips, ...
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Is SCCM overkill for medium-sized organizations?

I am an IT technician in a high school with around 1600 students 250 staff and 800+ client computers mostly running Windows 7. Our team is composed of three members. My boss seems content with a ...
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Hyper-V on Windows 7?

I'm running the new Windows 7 RC x64. I would like to set up a couple of virtual servers running on the same box as my desktop OS. I know that I can do this with some of the other virtualization ...
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What printer driver should I use?

I am nstalling drivers for a printer, and I have a choice of either PCL (5 or 6), or PostScript drivers? Which one would you recommend and why? The printer is HP LaserJet 2605dn, the OS is Windows 7 ...
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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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Windows 7 search not showing results from mapped Server 2008 R2 share

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 network share setup as a map drive in Win 7 x64. I want to search it via Windows 7 but I always get "no items match your search". It's as though it's not 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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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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Virtualbox booting from a real drive?

I'm about to take the plunge and install Win7 RC1 on my desktop machine. However I want to preserve access to my old HDD with XP on it. I don't really want to use full dual-boot since that would ...
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Windows 7, network connection with no default gateway: any way to change the “Unknown network” status?

I have a computer running Windows 7 Pro RTM. This computer has two network connections: A Wi-fi connection to the Internet (through a home router) which works just fine. An OpenVPN virtual network ...
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What is the best FREE VNC client and server compatible with Windows 7 and 2008 Server? [closed]

I would like know if anybody can help me choosing a good VNC Software for Servers on Windows 2008 and Clients on Windows 7 (for now on Vista, but in October, all the machines will migrate to Windows ...
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Remote Desktop keeps asking me to accept a Certificate?

i'm using Remote Desktop on Windows 7 RC1, connecting to a Windows 2008 server. Everytime i start a connection, i get the following popup window :- The certificate problem makes sense -> it was ...
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How can I find out if a port is opened or not?

I have installed Apache server on my Windows 7 computer. I was able to display the default index.php by typing http://localhost/ in the address line of my browser. However, I am still unable to see ...
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Where's the management interface for IISExpress?

Is there an interface separate from the regular IIS manager? When I search on IISExpress I find only a link to a folder full of logs related to IISExpress sites that had been spawned by Visual ...
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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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How to clear Windows disk read cache?

For performance testing I need to clear Windows' disk read cache. I tried googling but I couldn't find anything other than rebooting or other manual stuff. Before I give in and do that, I'd like to ...
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Machine always responds to 192.168.1.2 IP address, which is not set on the machine

UPDATE BELOW: UPDATE 2 BELOW: FINAL Solution I have a brand new HP EliteBook notebook 8560p running Windows 7 64bit. I plug it into a small Dlink di-604 router, it is currently configured with DHCP ...
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Is it recommended to log off from Windows when finished working on a server with RDP?

Is there any impact on the server performance in case I don't log off after having used Remote Desktop Connection?
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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 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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Which media was used to install Windows 7

I need to find out if a deployment of Windows 7 to a network was done with OEM, Retail, Volume or VL (VLK) media. I need to know which product was used in case it is what is causing some licensing ...
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IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is missing the Management Service icon

IIS 7.5 on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate is missing the Management Service icon which is present in IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2. Is it possible to enable it, or is it possible to access the Management ...
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How to disable “safely remove hardware”

I have some windows 7 virtual machines in xen that have devices showing up in "safely remove hardware". I don't want users to ever be able to remove/eject any hardware at all. I'm told vmware has a ...
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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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Windows 7 compact dynamic VHD

In windows 7 we now have the ability to create and attach VHD files as drives. Does anyone know how we can compact the dynamic disks from within windows 7?
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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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DNS and DHCP not agreeing on an IP address

I'm having a problem where our Windows Server 2003 domain controller assigns my Windows 7 computer one IP address (x.x.x.75) via DHCP, but reports another (x.x.x.84) via DNS. This causes some ...
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Set permissions recursively on Windows 7

I've just recently installed Windows 7, and I'm trying to set up a network share to be accessible by everyone on my (home) network. I'm used to XP, so it's taking me a little while to get used to the ...