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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Any benefit or detriment from removing a pagefile on an 8 GB RAM machine?

I'm running Windows 7 on a dual core, x64 AMD with 8 GB RAM. Do I even need a page file? Will removing it help or hurt performance? Would it make a difference if this is a server or a desktop? ...
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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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Send Ctrl-Alt-Del to nested RDP session

Is there a way to send the Ctrl-Alt-Del command to an RDP session (Windows Server 2008 R2) inside another RDP session (also Windows Server 2008 R2) without the first session catching it? Ctrl+Alt+End ...
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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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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 mount a CD/DVD ISO in Windows 7?

Does Windows 7 have native support for mounting CD/DVD ISO images? If not, what is the best tool to use for that under Windows 7 64-bit? I am looking for a solution to allow installing MSDN ...
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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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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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64-bit TortoiseSVN on Windows 7 says “file or directory is corrupted and unreadable” then runs chkdsk [closed]

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: '[...]\\.svn\tmp\...
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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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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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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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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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Windows: redirect stdout and stderror to nothing

I have a command I am running produces a ton of output, I want to silence the output without writing to a file. I have used the following to send all output to a file, but again I don't want any file ...
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Overcoming maximum file path length restrictions in Windows

One of our customers habitually use very long path names (several nested folders, with long names) and we routinely encounter "user education issues" in order to shorten the path to less than 260 ...
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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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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 Studio....
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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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Service WAS was not found on computer '.'

I am using Windows 7 Professional. When I am trying to start DefaultAppPool in IIS 7.0, I am getting error - Service WAS was not found on computer '.'. Is there any changes in setting need to be ...
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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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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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How do you force an update to a user's group membership in Windows 7?

I am writing a web application that uses .NET Windows Authentication and relies on a user's group membership to Authorize them to various areas of the website. Right now I'm on a dev machine that IS ...
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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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How to connect multiple VPNs using OpenVPN on Windows 7 on the same time?

I work most of the time remotly from home. To gain access to the different servers (via SSH) I have to use OpenVPN. I would like to connect to all of them (three, sometimes four) at once, so I dont ...
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How can I map a SFTP to a Drive, natively in Windows [closed]

Today I saw that Vista and Win7 (which I am using) have the option to map ftp natively, according to this article: http://cybernetnews.com/cybernotes-map-a-ftp-to-a-drive-in-windows/ But I need to ...
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Windows 7 Setup hangs at “Starting Windows” using Proxmox 4.2

I am trying to install Windows 7 on Proxmox Virtual Environment version 4.2-4/2660193c, running on Debian Jessie. I have followed the instructions on this site. I uploaded a known-good Win7 ISO (that ...
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What printer driver should I use? [closed]

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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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 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 32&...
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Does Windows 7 support Hyper-V Manager?

Does Windows 7 support running Hyper-V Manager?
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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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Process Monitor fails to start on a 64 bit computer

When I try to start Process Monitor from SysInternals on some 64 bit windows 7 machines,the process fails to start. There is no error message. I double click and nothing happens. Other 64 bit windows ...
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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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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. /MON:n ...
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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 ...
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Registry key / GPO to disable and block Windows 10 upgrade?

One of our remote Windows 7 Professional users just reported that he received an Upgrade Reservation Offer for Windows 10. It appears the Get Windows 10 "App" running in his system tray is legit. So ...
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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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IT says Hibernation Erases Boot Loader

My company issued laptop is Dell Latitude E7450 running Windows 7 Professional. If I hibernate the system, on boot it displays a blank screen and does not respond to input. Subsequent reboots do not ...
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Make apache only accessible via 127.0.0.1, is this possible?

I've set up my Apache server, and the PHP/MySQL works well! But the issue is, how do I keep this private, since it's a development-only server? The only reason for keeping the content private is if a ...
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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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Window 256 characters path name limitation

after a long research, I finally found out that pathnames cannot be longer than 256 characters even in the latest Microsoft Windows 7. I really don't get it why there is such a stupid limitation, ...
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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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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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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 file ...
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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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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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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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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 remotely see what users are logged into Windows 7 or Vista

I need to login to a remote Win7 or Vista computer but when I connect I get a Logon Message "Another user is currently logged on..." but it does not specify who. I have a domain username with admin ...
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Cisco Anyconnect: Vpn establishment capability from a remote desktop is disabled

I need to run Cisco AnnyConnect from a VM in a data center. When I run it I get this message: Vpn establishment capability from a remote desktop is disabled Can this be turned off? I saw some ...

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