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Questions tagged [windows-7]

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 major editions for both home and professional use.

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Activating Windows 7 In A Secure Environment

My company has a secure (air gapped) internal network in a secure portion of our facility. The machines in this area process data that is not meant to be exposed to the outside world so there is no ...
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Finding GPO speeds

Our Windows 7 computers are spending 50 seconds on the computer configuration portion of our GPO's each time they boot. (I turned on Verbose info). Is there a benchmark or profiling tool I can use ...
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How does one grant an application exclusive access to the Windows registry?

My company uses a line-of-business application with a peculiar requirement. This software's purpose is to manage data collected by a personnel electrostatic discharge test machine (i.e., poll the ...
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Windows accepts a route to a subset of the LAN. Normal?

My laptop's Ethernet NIC has this IP address : 10.0.100.42/16 I noticed that I can add a route to 10.0.115.1/24 (a subset of the laptop subnet) to an external subnet: route add 10.0.115.1 mask 255....
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MDT Captured Win7 Image Crashes on Boot once Deployed

I am trying to get MDT set up for Windows 7 machines so that my life can be less hellish until we finish getting these machines out the door. MDT Server: Windows 2008 R2 MDT 6.3.8450.1000 WDS 6.1....
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Windows update error code 8000FFFF

We are using WSUS for updates. Last week I pushed out 2019-01 Monthly Security roll up for servers and desktops. Almost 1/3 systems had update failure with the same error code 8000FFFF, "Windows ...
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Determine which Windows Update KB package a specific OS file belongs to?

I have a Windows 7 machine that has the file ucrtbase.dll of Universal C Runtime installed in the version 10.0.10586.1412. However, the latest official MS Update I can find patching this file for ...
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How to stop Windows from auto locking the screen?

I have a laptop, running Windows 7, which stays at home all the time. It's connected to a company. Lately, it started to auto lock after 10 minutes of inactivity. I figured it's a group policy that ...
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Tomcat localhost private ip link is not accessible by another PC in same network

My PC has the IP 192.168.1.185 The URL http://192.168.1.185:8080/projectname is not accessible by another computer in the same network having the IP 192.168.1.135. I have disabled IIS already ...
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GPUpdate Will Not Apply Services Changes

I am getting the following error on my computers when trying to apply group policy settings. This is specific to changes to Services on the local computer: User Policy update has completed ...
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Windows 7 and two BIND9 nameservers

The setup: Two BIND9 nameservers (running on Debian 9.6) Windows 7 workstations as DHCP clients, the two nameservers acquired via DHCPD (option domain-name-servers 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2;) Now, at least ...
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Almost All Scheduled Tasks Fail: The system cannot find the file specified. (0x80070002)

In Windows 7 x64 I am attempting to create a scheduled task that runs a PowerShell script, but no matter what I try, it fails with the error: "The system cannot find the file specified." And then I ...
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KB 4480970 and or KB 4480960 breaks SMB2 connections to Windows 7 shares

It's become clear that last night's (Tues Jan 8th 2019) patches to Windows 7 broke SMB2 networking in Lanman Server. One or both of KB 4480970 and KB 4480960 results in any OS that uses SMB2 (such as ...
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Process level performance monitoring in Windows 2008 R2 / Windows 7

How do you normally monitor intermittent performance problems? I would normally use task manager which is great to see current system state. Then perfmon counters for getting system vitals from the ...
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Evaluating DISA-STIG for Windows 7 returns only “notchecked”

I've downloaded the DISA_STIG for Windows 7 from https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_7/ (XML version) and tried to evaluate my desktop with OSCAP 1.3.0 for windows, with the command: oscap xccdf ...
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Grou Policy change to “Hide the notification area” not working

Needed to make changes to Group Policy settings for the first time in five years (Windows 7 Pro 32-bit). I have two test PCs. Used MMC to pull the LocalGroupPolicy for the particular user. ...
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Update Group Policy via Batch Script or Powershell Windows 7

I administer about 300 remote computers (all across the country) that are on Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) and I need to change the Group Policy. This is the first time in 5 years I've had to change the GP. ...
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Assigning more than 26 network drives on Windows 7

It looks like Windows 7 only allows for 26 network drives (A:\ to Z:\, roughly). Is there any way to get more?
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Error when Moving File on Networked Drive

On one computer (windows 7) we get the following error when trying to move a file into a child folder which is contained on a network drive. We have tried Admin of Domain, Making the user admin, ...
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Printers using RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL “Removal”

Hi guys I was able to add the printer remotely using this command PS C:\WINDOWS> RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /gd /c\\computer name /n\\printerserver\printer name My question is can I ...
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Installing app through GPO

I will need your help... The last day i set up an app to be installed using GPO under computer configuration. The most of our computers are using WIFI to log in to our domain. Some of them, they ...
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How to reset Ubiquiti UniFi Controller admin password?

I need to get into a Ubiquiti UniFi Controller system that was setup by one of my predecessors. The admin password has long since been lost and the company now uses a different Wi-Fi system at the ...
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Last Logon error when Logging in using GPO setting

Trying to get my domain to show the last successful login by users on their Windows 7 machines. I have enabled the following Group Policy Setting: Computer Configuration| Policies | Administrative ...
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make_sock: could not bind to address (IPv6) after network driver update

For some reason on CAT 6E cable I'm capped at 100 megabits (the ISP has a downstream of 400). I updated my network driver. Immediately afterwards when launching Apache I receive the following error (...
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Best way to migrate user print mappings through OS upgrade?

folks. We are preparing to migrate thousands of PCs on our network from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I'm looking for an elegant way to preserve, or else backup and restore, user printer mappings (i.e. to ...
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Odd AD workstation access issue

After working with Windows Server since NT 3.51, this was kind of a first for me. Here's the scenario: After no issues accessing a Windows Server 2012 R2 network share for 2 years, a Win 7 Pro ...
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Offline scan and deploy Microsoft security patches

Is there a tool which can be used to check which security patches are installed on a standalone (non-Internet connected) Windows machine and install any that are missing?
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See what data a user is sending/receiving

We have a user at our company that is using a lot more data than everybody else according to our port mirroring software from our router. I was wondering if there are any currently installed tools on ...
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Windows 7 Pro RDP to Windows 10 Pro, Get NLA error when attempting reconnect

Working on a poor connection, I get occasional packet loss that causes the RDP session to drop. When it drops, it displays the message "Connection lost, attempting to reconnect 1 of 20..." When it ...
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weird windows 7 update Intel Display

I have this weird update in windows update on windows 7. Full details from windows update: Intel Corporation - Display - 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM - 10.18.14.4889 Download size: 86.7 MB ...
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Slot to make VPN connection wifi but fast via cell? [closed]

I am not sure why this is, but when I connect my business computer to my office VPN using my cell phone's hotspot, it takes only a few seconds. Trying to accomplish the same with my WiFi can take 10-...
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GPO Results Wizard / WMI / Win32 errors

When I try to run the Group Policy Results Wizard on a Windows 7 workstation on my domain I receive the following error: Then when I try to restart the WMI service I get this: If I click Properties ...
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Server 2016/Win7 - create new user with content of existing profile

I am having problems with connecting a domain member computer to a new Server 2016 (computer account). ..... EDIT : basically 2 errors come up: "This computer has been registered under a different ...
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how to make Windows 7 have website access through VPN connection

I am still struggle with my Windows 7 VPN client’s internet access. My OpenVPN client-server works great for my Windows 10 laptop and my Android phones. But my Windows 7 laptop cannot gain internet ...
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'Load a specified theme' replace theme on existing users on computer

We created a Group Policy using Load a specified theme that points to the default Windows theme C:\Windows\Resources\Themes\aero.theme that we want on each computer however as we know the intended ...
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How to join Domain and convert local user profile in the new AD user profile?

Situation: In a very small environment i have no ad server, only a share on an windows7 client which is used like a fileserver. Now i want to do thinks a bit more proffessional and bought a little ...
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Executing commands remotely using batch

I have a batchscript which starts an ssh session using plink (putty). It opens a command line (-like) environment of a remote device. I want to pass several commands to and execute them on the remote ...
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IE 10 not authenticating Cross Realm (Window AD to Unix/MIT Kerberos) via SPNego

Setup: Domain1 - Win Server 2016 DC - PATRICA.COM Win 7 Client is joined to Domain 1 - viewing shares on the DC work fine. www.thomas.com is added to 'local network' in IE 10 Domain2 - MIT Kerberos ...
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Windows 7 Cannot Join Domain

I'm having trouble connecting a Windows 7 computer to my Domain. I'm running a private network inside VMWare Workstation and have successfully connected a WinXP and Win10 machine to the network ...
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OpenVPN client timeout when browsing https sites on Windows 7

Client config client dev tun proto tcp remote -.-.-.- 443 resolv-retry infinite nobind persist-key persist-tun remote-cert-tls server cipher AES-128-CBC auth SHA256 key-direction 1 comp-lzo verb 3 ...
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Cannot connect to server using DNS Name

So yesterday one of our main servers decided to break and stop working. We reverted to a backup and had some network issues that turned out to be because the ethernet connections had changed to eth2 ...
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How can Windows 8 downgraded to 7 be upgraded to 10 without a clean install?

There's a lot of detail below but I'll ask my question at the top: How do I upgrade to Windows 10 from an installation of Windows 8 downgraded to Windows 7, assuming the product key is accepted by the ...
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Access windows 7 guest http port from linux host with virtualbox (using redmine and rails)

I've just installed redmine on a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 running on VirtualBox 5.2.12 r122571 I disabled windows firewall. The host and the guest can ping each other. I start redmine using webrick:...
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Windows 10 on Special Devices

We are preparing for next year when Windows 7 goes EOL and obviously we're looking at Windows 10. My group supports systems that are connected to instrumentation to conduct research. These systems ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard WSUS appears to limit to exactly 100 clients

I found information on Stack Overflow about this issue, though the number of clients was 12, there. Read Here. However, despite the fact that I don't suspect duplicate SUSClientIDs, I ran the ...
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Copying files - Destination path too long: How to fix folders that didnt copy

Moving contents of an old external hard drive to Win 7 machine. Target Directory is about 10 characters long. Copied all directories at once and operation finished with dialogue saying 6032 files ...
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Access a domain controller without a DNS server

I have a Windows 7 workstation that is joined to an Active Directory domain controlled by a Windows 2012 R2 server. The workstation was set up locally and joined to the domain locally. I moved the ...
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Win7-10, can you mount an NTFS hard drive and ignore permissions like Win XP?

I have several hard drives that I need to grab data from. All are formatted NTFS, a couple have Win 10 installed, a few have Win7 installed. Under Windows 2000 and XP, I could simply attach the drive ...
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Slow ISCSI performance on Windows 10

So i have this diskless / pxe booting environment with 28 clients using a program called ccboot. Client is using kabini based board A68n-5200 Essentially it's 28 clients communicating using ISCSI ...
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Manager Hyper-V Server 2016 (core) with Windows 7 Pro + HyperV MNG

I would like to know if it is possible to use Hyper-V Manager on Windows 7 Pro to manage Hyper-V 2016 server (core)? I installed Hyper-V Manager, made some configurations on the Windows 7 Pro, to ...