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  1. I have several computers with W7 in which I finish receiving updates on January 14, 2020. They can not update to W8 or W10 since they are Pentium 4 and the processor does not have the NX bit. Although there are still 2 years left, I am thinking if it is possible to install one of the following to extend the period of updates: Windows 7 Embedded Standard SP1 = October 13, 2020 Windows Embedded POSReady 7 = October 12, 2021 Would it be possible to install it on top or should a clean installation be done?
  2. Did anyone succeed to install Windows 7 from USB 3.0? Because I have integrated the drivers in boot.wim and install.wim, but I always get the same error (missing driver). I also tried to load them from a folder or to install in UEFI mode ... no way! It's quite frustrating...
  3. Hi, i'm stuck at something that's been working fine before... Is there any changes to the latest win 7 version regarding userprofile relocation? I'm following this guide to relocate programdata and userprofile https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/124198-user-profiles-create-move-during-windows-7-installation.html But after restarting nothing changes, here's my xml <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:unattend"> <settings pass="oobeSystem"> <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" processorArchitecture="amd64" publicKeyToken="31bf3856ad364e35" language="neutral" versionScope="nonSxS" xmlns:wcm="http://schemas.microsoft.com/WMIConfig/2002/State" xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"> <FolderLocations> <ProfilesDirectory>d:\User</ProfilesDirectory> <ProgramData>d:\ProgramData</ProgramData> </FolderLocations> </component> </settings> <cpi:offlineImage cpi:source="wim:E:/sources/install.wim#Windows 7 ULTIMATE" xmlns:cpi="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:cpi" /> </unattend> Dont see anything strange on Logfile either : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9f9Hk9Slq0Wb0ZDMUtqNzhEWkU Here's the DISM cmd result : Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool Version: 10.0.14393.0 Details for image : G:\sources\install.esd Index : 1 Name : Windows 7 ULTIMATE x64 Description : Windows 7 ULTIMATE Size : 16,966,825,417 bytes WIM Bootable : No Architecture : x64 Hal : acpiapic Version : 6.1.7601 ServicePack Build : 23889 ServicePack Level : 1 Edition : Ultimate Installation : Client ProductType : WinNT ProductSuite : Terminal Server System Root : WINDOWS Directories : 19180 Files : 92447 Created : 11/21/2010 - 11:39:25 AM Modified : 9/18/2017 - 3:12:07 PM Languages : en-US (Default) The operation completed successfully. What i've tried : - changing .wim to .esd in xml file since the iso seems to be using .esd - stopping and disabling windows media search network service The only error i could spot is: [0x0f0043] SYSPRP WinMain:The sysprep dialog box returned FALSE Any idea how to solve this?
  4. Well, the issue reported on Graphics Bug in Windows 7 after installing August 2017 Security Updates, and also by Woody, rather unsurprisingly, also occurs on XP SP3... It only affects those using more than one monitor, and req monitors to be setup in such a way that certain parts of the screen have negative screen positions. For example a secondary monitor setup to the left of the main monitor, or with a higher top border than the main monitor, or both (which is the case of one of my machines). Then the secondary monitor starts acting up. Solution? None, yet, for XP. Workaround: uninstall KB4035055. By doing that the latest win32k.sys (v. 5.1.2600.7312) will be replaced by v. 5.1.2600.7297 (from KB4025877). This issue only happens in the conditions described, everybody using a single monitor, and people using more than one monitor in unaffected spatial arrangementes may safely ignore it and keep the latest win32k,sys! HTH
  5. Hello! I've recently downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 7 (Server 2008 R2) and one thing annoys me a little. Window animations are not super-smooth. Vista, 8, 8.1 and 10 have VERY smooth window-opening animation, but not 7 I've been looking through registry editor and didn't find anything related to it. Is it even possible to enable "super-smooth" animations in Windows 7? And I don't want to completely disable animations.
  6. I need some assistance and I hope somebody can assist me. I cloned two hard drives via clonezilla because one of those hard drives has bad sectors. I have Windows 7 64 bit. The original hard drives still work even though one of them has the bad sectors. The cloned hard drives will not boot. I get the message error File: \Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000f Info: An error occurred while trying to read the boot configuration data. I attempted some solutions that I saw on a few other threads; but, I have had no success. The system recovery options shows. Operating System: Windows7 Partition size: 0 Location: (D:) Local Disk The recovery disc did not resolve the boot error. I have checked the bios for boot start up and it's correct. I followed instructions via another website and noticed a partition is listed a Raw. I tried to convert the Raw partition to NTFS. I followed instructions which were via command prompt - Diskpart that showed D as a raw file. I attempted Chkdsk /r /f d: But I got the message ... the type of file NTFS. Unable to determine volume version and state. Chkdsk aborted. Failed to transfer logged messages to the event log with status 50. Having read many threads it seems that I need to convert the Raw partition to NTFS. The old drives are a WD 1 TB and a 500G Samsung Sata II The two new drives are WD HDD 1 TB WD Black 7200RPM contain the following: A terabyte drive partioned :C drive and :E drive and a 450MB recovery partition The second terabyte drive has the D drive Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for post being so long. I was trying to be as detailed as possible. Thanks in advance.
  7. I will make custom Windows 7 installation in order to reduce time to install driver Anyone knows drivers pack for Windows 7 which include chipset or whatelse for earlier generation hardware (such Core) to later hardware (such Skylake) drivers? I don't care about the size because it will using USB drive as media instead DVD
  8. I need help here! I recently did a in-place upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 x64 to Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 (I didn't realise that the 64-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate had SP1 integrated to begin with). I had a lot of trouble getting some of the hardware such as network card and USB 3.0 ports working under Windows 7 and I managed to get things sorted out most of the way. However, when I attempt to activate Windows 7 over the internet, I received a error code 0xC004C003 meaning that one of the product keys that I used has been blocked by Microsoft. Microsoft Geniune Advantage Diagnostics Tool has determined that the product ID is 070 and the validation code is 0. I know that product IDs that are 064, 065, 066, 067, 068 and 069 have all had their product keys blocked by Microsoft and I'm really lucky to find that my copy is not on the block list. Should I post a copy of the validation info that the MGA Diagnostic Tool provided me? I only have until 24 January 2017 to active Windows 7 or I end up in reduced functionality mode! After going through the upgrade process from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Ultimate using the Full Purchase Product, should I contact Microsoft over the phone to see if this can be resolved? Thank you and Happy Holidays!
  9. Hi. I bought a Toshiba Satellite C655 6 years ago. Recently, I did a system recovery of the computer. It installed the windows 7 and many try out software. I did not like these 'extra' software. So I downloaded an windows 7 home premium from bit-torrent site, and installed on my computer. It did not require product key while in installing. But after the installation, a message came out "Window is not genuine", I tried to put my product key from my Toshiba sticker, but it did not work. Is there a way to 'activate' the 'clean' version of the windows 7? Or, I have to go back to the 'bloated' original window 7 version? Thanks for help. Dan
  10. Hi, Today I have realized I cannot create zip folder from right-click context menu anymore. Don't know for how long it lasts, but my personal guess is yesterday (since I did update 7-zip and it might have broken something). Tried to fix it using autoruns (found nothing interesting) and Default Program Control Panel settings (where .zip ain't even listed). From what I got to know, it's connected to %windir%/system32/zipfldr.dll, which itself is functional, since I can operate .zip with drag and drop or Send to menu. I guess it is a case of a single registry key, but I cant localize it... way too many of them. I'd be glad for any help. Thanks.
  11. I have purchased a pair of Bluedio bluetooth headphones and even got them to work and got Windows to provide a control panel but then I had to to a system restore so I have no idea how I got them to work. these headphones work perfectly with my Galaxy S7 Edge but not my PC. All other Bluetooth devices work perfectly. If anyone has any ideas please let me know... I am running Windows 7 SP1 on a Sony All In One desktop VPCL137FX
  12. Hi there guys. Im running dism with win6x_registry_tweak to unlock the full list of packages inside my mounted install.wim . The problem is that i can't get in my list windows defender yet,but why ? Is win6x_registry_tweak not working properly for the purpose to unlock the full list of packages also on windows 7 ?
  13. Does anyone have a PCI Express M.2 SSD here and installed Windows 7 on it? Windows 7 when originally released only had support of the TRIM command on SATA SSDs. When NVM Express arrived, Windows 8.1 added support for it. But Microsoft released KB2990941 for Windows 7. This adds NVMe support to Windows 7. But I haven't got a PCIe SSD to test and verify if TRIM command is also enabled for NVMe storage devices on Windows 7. I only have an M.2 SATA SSD. If anyone has a PCIe SSD, can you please install Windows 7 with KB2990941 integrated and let me know if TRIM works? Updated edit: Just got to know from a Twitter follower that it does! Meaning Windows 7 gets full NVMe support with KB2990941 including TRIM command.
  14. Well for some reason Windows 7 would hang when scanning for new updates. I restarted and when the new updates showed up I tried to install them but was unable due to the updates hanging on downloading. After that I tried to do a system restore, didn't work, had to restore back. After that I stopped wuauserv and bits, deleted the contents of the software distrubution folder, restarted the services and tried to update only for it to hang again. I use Eset smart security that is always updated. Any more info needed tell me. Long and short is that I am desperate and completely frustrated at this POS laptop. Too bad I cannot simply uninstall and reinstall Windows updater. I am begging for help. Please, I am desperate not to do a full wipe and reload.
  15. Hello everyone. I noticed that some Vista users on here along with a friend of mine were experiencing a strange bug with Windows Vista's explorer view settings. Well after failing for months now to experience the issue for myself, it finally happened. However, I found a fix and want to share it in hopes that it will help someone else. Basically, the explorer view settings would be shared among different folders and view settings would be forgotten. If I chose to show the Music sort headers in the Music folder, my personal user folder would also change to the Music headers, and if I changed those settings within the personal folder, they would also affect my Music folder. Changing icon view settings in either folder would also affect the other one. Other folders would also not remember their settings, for example, grouping by type would simply revert to the default details view upon closing and reopening the folder. Here is a link to the fix (guide not made by me, I take no credit for it): http://www.geekscribes.net/blog/2011/06/05/solved-windows-doesnt-remember-folder-view-settings/ It seems to also affect Windows 7 given that the guide also mentions that OS, but seems to be either more prevalent in Vista or it may be that I don't use Windows 7 as much. Anyway, I hope this helps some of you who have been experiencing the issue with Vista and maybe Windows 7 too. I would also like to mention that turning off automatic folder type detection did not fix the issue for me, so I don't recommend trying that. -2008WindowsVista
  16. Boot Win 7 Paritition copied to Empty space after Win XP on old HDD? I plan to upgrade my main OS from Win 7 SP1 x64 to 8 to 8.1. But to take the risk out of it... I copied my main Win 7 Partition from my SSD to Empty space on old HDD after Win XP partition. (at night.. so I dont have to wait around for 200+ GB going over) SSD 240 GB: [system Reserved: 200 MB] [sSD_P1 240GB] HDD 320GB: [Win XP 33GB] [sSD_P1 Copy 240GB ][Free Space][OEM Recovery partition] I copied this using Paragon HDM 12 Pro I did not copy the [system Reserved] partition as I wasnt sure how it would fit in.. and since its 200 MB, should be easier to "move" / "copy" if needed. Now, I read that there is a way to make Win 7 bootable without the SysRrv 200 MB partition. Or do I need to copy the 200 M partition? Is there a way to make the Win 7 boot while letting the rest of the MBR & booters (Win XP and OEM Recovery) continue working? What way should I follow? What steps should I take? PPS: Once this experiment is successful, I'd like to upgrade my SSD with Win 8.. But I am wondering if I should keep the 200 M partn around or merge it.. It just creates additional 'partition's to worry about. What are the pros & cons of that?
  17. windows 7 domain related issue

    I have been experiencing an issue on work solely with windows 7 laptops and desktops. our domain is set up an working normal for the most parts, using server 2012 . the problem is once the machines are on the domain the local admin accounts somehow turns into a local account , randomly . in order to restore we usually have to boot into safe mode use the default admin account which is usually turned off and recreate the local account to be granted back access. have any of you guys experience such with windows 7 machines ???
  18. Hi All, I have a problem in windows 7 pro 64 bit. The icon for safely removing hardware doesn't work anymore. When I click on it nothing happens. I tried the - RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll - workaround but all I get from that is a message that the usb device is not removable. Any ideas what could be the problem. Chris
  19. Hi Everyone, I have created an unattended file which auto-joins to the domain, but it still prompts me to create a local user account. How can this part be skipped? I know you can use the firstlogon commands to delete the account, but I was wondering if there was a way to do it without even creating the account? Thanks Jonny
  20. EDIT: I suppose I'm trying to understand two things, is it 'normal' to get a few hundred pagefaults when loading up programs? The other part would be to understand if getting ~100k ISR count for hal.dll a minute is normal. I use a Wireless N USB adapter in the front of my case in a USB 3.0 slot for the internet. When this is disabled I still get pagefaults but the Latencymon report comes back fine with no high reports of latency although the ISR counts are roughly the same. It is currently my only means of internet in a 3 story building. I also just want to add performance wise my PC seems entirely stable. I replaced the HDD this week and that seemed to be the huge cause of any problems, but since numbers wise everything in LatencyMon looks the same I just want to make sure there isnt anything else wrong with my machine currently. I previously had a machine with nasty pagefaults where the main culprit was my HDD was actually failing. I received a new SSD this week and reinstalled Windows 7, since then things have been insanely faster. I went from very low settings in multiple games with hiccups to max settings. It's really depressing how long the bad HDD had been bottlenecking my performance and I was in denial. ANYWAYS, Latencymon posted below as well as an xperf going to be pasted. Would love any help on where to look next, I've installed all drivers I could think of. SSD has been updated to most recent firmware, Intel Speed Tech has been disabled in BIOS and the bios is up to date (Sabertooth p67 3602 version). High Performance has been selected in Windows as well. XPERF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B597DIrOwkw0UHF2THlQaGlESk0/view?usp=sharing
  21. I sometimes make my own customized Windows PE builds, and for some time I wanted to get the full Windows Explorer functionality (Taskbar/Start Menu/File Browser/etc.) working on WinPE. I know that some custom distributions of WinPE 4.0 circulating online have the Explorer (I.e.http://windowsmatters.com/2013/04/30/windows-8-based-pe-boot-disk-with-explorer-shell-and-all-my-favorite-apps/), but I still want to make my own so I could not have all the unnecessary stuff (i.e. Web Browser, DWM) that some of these distros have. Could someone point me to a easy tutorial showing me how could I do this? P.S. By Windows 7 Explorer, I am referencing this hack that allows the Windows 7 Explorer to work on Windows 8 (not 8.1+):http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/157302-windows-7-explorer-for-windows-8/ That hack grabs certain Win7 Explorer files and sets those as the default shell. I remember that working very well in my Win8 install. However, just copying the Win7 explorer files and pasting them to the boot.wim file does not work.
  22. Hi I just made a theme for windows 8.1 since that's the OS im running but i have a question is it possible! to make visual themes/custom themes made with Windows Style Builder .msstyles compatible with other OS's instead of just 8.1 i've seen some people on sites like Deviantart make a theme compatible with windows 8 the theme was for windows 7 but he had *Updated on the description with now compatible with windows 8 so im wondering how is this possible.. do they redo the theme with windows 8 using the .msstyles the theme or some other method i would really apreciate it if anyone knows this so i may change the theme i made for other OS's as well so that people don't need to ask "is this compatible with windows 7?" -Thanks in advance.
  23. Hello, I have a desktop that has Windows 7 and Windows XP installed on separate hard drives. Hard drive 1 contains Windows 7, and that's what the computer boots each time. Hard drive 2 has XP, but the only way I'm able to boot into XP is to disable hard drive 1 in the BIOS. I'd like to be able to add XP into Windows 7's boot menu so I can select which OS to boot when the computer starts up. I tried running these commands (from Windows 7): bcdedit /create {ntldr} /d "Windows XP"bcdedit /set {ntldr} device partition=F: path \ntldrbcdedit /displayorder {ntldr} /addlastI rebooted, but whenever I tried selecting "Windows XP" from the boot menu, the computer just restarts. How do I configure this correctly? I am aware of third-party tools like EasyBCD, but I'm looking for a way to do this using bcdedit on the command-line. Another thing to note is that XP labels its partition (hard drive 2) as C:, but Windows 7 labels hard drive 2 as F: (which is why I specified partition=F). Do I have to do anything extra to make sure that when XP boots, it correctly identifies its own partition as C: and not F:?
  24. EDIT(Title): Capturing/Deploying Standard Windows 7 Image or Why Microsoft is Yet Again Driving Me to Drink I'm almost two years into my one man IT shop gig. My experience trying to use features of Windows to automate things and save time follows this pattern: 1) Come in naive and wide-eyed believing the built-in functionality will do what it says. 2) Clumsily fart around with it until I think I have it working. 3) Realize later, in horror, that it never had the functionality to do what I thought it did and what most IT operations would need. 4) Now jaded with my new knowledge, seek out open-source/third party tools that real people actually use. I have kept the pattern alive trying to capture a standard image of Windows 7 to be used on all machines. I started with this guide: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217(v=ws.10).aspx We are a small shop, <15 PCs, running single user licenses from the OEM of Windows 7 Pro. I was able to capture my image using the above guide on a UFD, so I have an Install.wim. However all I have for installation media are OEM recovery disks. How can I get this install.wim captured from a single user license into a version of Windows 7 Pro that I can use? I'll use official MS stuff or 3rd party tools. Activation stuff doesn't bother me, for instance if I have to call or do some other software voodoo to use the license from the current machine instead of the reference machine. I've started down the thread of downloading the Windows 7 Pro iso and messing with rt7lite but I don't know if that will do what I want yet. I'm worried I wasted quite a bit of time to get an OS image that I can't even use without volume licensing (which I'm not sure is cost effective for us yet).
  25. I want to change the red zone of the image. I want to know if this is part of a particular ddl, or if I have to change the aero theme to change this. Remember that this is the last part of the setup. It does not use arunimg.dll or spwizimg.dll Thanks
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