Active questions tagged windows-7 - Super User most recent 30 from 2018-11-16T12:02:13Z 0 Let explorer wait for copy to finish Bowi 2018-11-16T11:30:10Z 2018-11-16T11:47:29Z <p>Lets assume, I have an external USB drive with the following content:</p> <pre><code>Ü:\ Folder1\ Data1.file Data2.file Junk1.file Folder2\ Data3.file Junk2.file </code></pre> <p>I want to copy the <code>Data</code> files to my PC with Windows Explorer. I mark <code>Data1.file</code> and <code>Data2.file</code> and initiate copying them, then I go to <code>Data3.file</code> and initiate another copying process.</p> <p>What I see: Both processes are carried out simultaneously, letting the USB HDD jump between the two files being copied currently. This slows down everything, right!?</p> <p>Is there any possibility to let the second copying wait for the first one to complete? Without having to wait for giving the second command, of course?</p> -3 How can I reformat my pc and install from an ISO file? user508810 2015-10-13T10:45:44Z 2018-11-16T11:46:08Z <p>I have a Linux and Windows PC. I have downloaded an ISO from Bittorrent. How can I format the computer and use the ISO? </p> <p>I tried copying it to a CD but it is still not bootable.</p> 0 Windows can't setup ad hoc connection sneha khan 2012-10-07T20:05:31Z 2018-11-16T10:01:10Z <p>I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to create an ad hoc internet connection to share the internet connection from laptop to mobile, but it says: <code>Windows could not setup the myConnectionName.</code> and there is no error number or description. </p> 0 How to shorten the displayed directory in the windows 7 cmd prompt Robbie Dee 2018-11-16T09:25:08Z 2018-11-16T09:56:42Z <p>I know that the PROMPT command can be used to alter the command prompt but sometimes the directory path gets too long. Most of the time I'm not interested in the entire directory, just the last folder (leaf). Is there any way of shortening it?</p> -1 where to get gbwhatspp web version [on hold] Ross 2018-11-16T08:00:09Z 2018-11-16T08:00:09Z <p>I <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">gbwhatsapp apk download</a> from a website. It is very much similar to whatsapp but its not the original whatsapp. I want to get the web version for that gbwhatsapp.</p> 3 Explorer.exe does not load on login, need to manually run it every time Firee 2014-02-03T11:30:22Z 2018-11-16T07:29:16Z <p>Is there any solution to this. Every time I log in, I have to manually start explorer.exe from Task Manager > New Task(Run) > Explorer.exe</p> <p>I am on Winodws 7 64 Bit.</p> 0 robocopy ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) on Windows 7 Home Premium Reece 2014-03-27T02:16:28Z 2018-11-16T05:02:55Z <p>I'm using a robocopy script with the switches /COPYALL and /B on my Windows 7 Home Premium PC to backup files to a NAS and I'm getting the error message:</p> <blockquote> <p>ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) Copying NTFS Security to Destination File <em>(file-location/name)</em> required privilege is not held by the client.</p> </blockquote> <p>I think it is something to do with account privileges in Windows 7 Home Premium - I read somewhere you need to add the account to the Backup Operators group - but that is for the Server OS.</p> <p>How can I overcome this problem without upgrading to Windows 7 Pro?</p> <p><em>Note: The other Win 7 computer on the network which is Pro does not have this issue.</em></p> 5 How to disable touchpad when external mouse is connected Jan Ajan 2011-12-07T10:50:55Z 2018-11-16T03:03:50Z <p>In <a href="">How to disable my netbook&#39;s touchpad when a usb mouse is connected</a> I could not find an answer for my question.</p> <p>Some laptops have drivers that automatically disable touchpad when an external mouse is connected. My three-years-old Toshiba's drivers do not have such option. Is there another way to do this in Windows 7? Answers to the mentioned question say to use the driver's option. I don't have that driver and thus don't have such option. What can I do?</p> 0 How can I know how much dedicated video memory in AMD GPU (NOT Intel) and increase it? (Dual GPU Laptop) X Stylish 2018-11-13T06:08:53Z 2018-11-16T00:22:31Z <p>Yo, I tried checking my AMD GPU Graphics card dedicated memory in my dual GPU laptop but I when I right-click on Desktop -> Screen Resolution then Advanced settings, I see only Intel and not AMD. So, How can I check the dedicated memory value of the AMD? and How can I increase it for AMD? Because I'm not sure if I reduced my System RAM, will it be for AMD or Intel and\or if there's another way especially for the Dual-Laptops.?</p> <ul> <li><p>Inspiron 5547 <strong>A11</strong> Bios { <strong>Dell Laptop</strong> }</p></li> <li><p>Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4510U CPU @ 2.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.60 GHz</p></li> <li><p>Intel HD Graphics 4400 <strong>&amp;&amp;</strong> AMD Radeon R7 M260.</p></li> <li><p>8.00 GBytes DDR3 Memory (7.89 GB usable)</p></li> </ul> 0 how to block advertisement in browser? athos 2018-11-14T14:18:16Z 2018-11-16T00:13:09Z <p>recently my browser (google chrome on windows 7 prof 64bit) keeps on popping up advertisement.</p> <p>how could i block them? it's not actually virus but quite annoying...</p> <p>I tried google a solution, <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">some web page</a> says it's a virus and need download and then install a software to remove it, but i'm not sure to do so, what if the so-call remover is a virus instead?</p> 1 Can't access/share Homegroup folders Jake Miles 2013-08-08T22:01:08Z 2018-11-15T22:01:15Z <p>I have 1 system where everyone is able to access read/write to the homegroup folders. However, every other system can not access each others and the one system that all the other systems can read/write to, that one can not even access anyone's.</p> <ul> <li>There are no firewalls in place.</li> <li>They all are connected to the same hoemgroup</li> <li>The settings are as lose as possible</li> <li>The folders/computers can be seen just not accessed.</li> <li>Network Discovery is on.</li> <li>All systems are Windows 7</li> <li>Both Home, Work and Public all have everything on and enabled. Current group is home.</li> </ul> <p>This is what I see when I try and access the HomeGroup for a laptop <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a> The laptop can see and access this computer just fine. Double clicking on the icon do nothing.</p> 1 can't ping from mac host to windows guest in virtual box lakshman 2015-03-24T11:14:35Z 2018-11-15T21:53:27Z <p>I am trying to ping to the windows 7 guest in virtual machine from mac host. but I get below message</p> <pre><code>ping: sendto: No route to host Request timeout for icmp_seq 5 </code></pre> <p>I set bridged-network in network setting and turned off firewalls in windows machine with no luck. I have installed yosemite in mac. Is there any reason for this?</p> 4 Recursively unzip files where they reside, then delete the archives Moses 2013-07-15T15:30:29Z 2018-11-15T18:03:43Z <p>I goofed up a setting on the backup software I use. Normally I would have the files from a network share get loaded into a spare drive, compressed into zip folders, then sent off to the offsite hub. </p> <p>What instead happened was the compression happened first, so now I have a network share full of my original directories, but all the files have been compressed into their own zip folder.</p> <p>Is there a fast way I could decompress all zip folders on the server where they are, then delete the ZIP files? I have 7-zip which seems like it might do the job.</p> <p><strong>What I've tried so far</strong>:</p> <p>I've ran a search for and ZIP files, then selected "Extract Here" from the 7zip menu, but that extracts the ZIP files to whatever folder I happened to have right clicked on, instead of where they actually reside. I have file versioning turned on, but the latest backup I have is too far in the past.</p> 0 Windows 7: boot to Windows recovery environment without the original install CD? jason dancks 2018-11-11T19:27:38Z 2018-11-15T17:31:59Z <p>I installed a new disk to my system that dual boots windows 10 and CentOS, I wanted to add the original disk that boots windows 7 to grub, Grub detected an error, I unplug the other disk and attempt to boot windows 7 and find a "Windows failed to start" message that suggests I insert the installation CD. The error specifically mentions that the BCD is unreadable:</p> <pre><code>File: \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD Status: 0xc000000d Info: An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data. </code></pre> <p>This computer is a Acer I bought pre-assembled so I don't have the CD (I do have an Windows 7 install CD, however). The CD I bought refuses to "Repair Windows" because it wasn't installed from the CD.</p> <p>I extracted the Windows recovery environment (RE) RE image (winre.wim) from the recovery partition and attempted to make a bootable Windows RE USB using dism on windows 10 (all I have available). I didn't appear in the boot menu, so I had to boot from a WinPE USB I created previously with the RE USB inserted, </p> <p>ran bootrec /rebuildbcd. It said no windows installation found. I don't know what to do here. Is it possible to make a bootable Windows RE USB? Do I need to make a disk instead? Can I do this without contacting Acer for the retail CD?</p> <p>to make the bootable Windows recovery environment USB I followed the directions here: <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"></a></p> <p>Edit: I used a bootable Windows pre-install environment USB to run chkdsk on the main bootable partition and found no errors (no bad sectors, etc) at all. It doesn't However, I don't know how, but it started working again but broke and displayed the error message again after I re-attached another disk dual-booting CentOS and Win 10. There is an entry for windows 7 in grub but it doesn't work. I think grub is corrupting the BCD file somehow.</p> 10 How do I find out the audio format of a wav file? chrish 2009-11-18T20:15:23Z 2018-11-15T16:43:07Z <p>In Windows XP, I used to use sndrec32.exe (Sound Recorder accessory) to open a wav file and the get properties on the file. This would display the length, data size, and audio format (e.g. GSM 6.10 8.000 kHz, Mono). There was also the option to convert the file to another format.</p> <p>I can't find this functionality in Windows 7. What is an alternative (hopefully built in)? SoundRecorder.exe in doesn't have this functionality. I always wondered by sndrec32.exe did have that, but I would like to know where that functionality went.</p> <p>Update: Based on the comments, it looks like Vista might have this information in the properties (I can't verify this). The properties of a WAV file in Windows 7 does not.</p> 6 Program for setting global hotkeys on Windows 7? [closed] Esko Luontola 2010-01-08T15:15:50Z 2018-11-15T14:31:46Z <p>On WinXP, I used to use <a href="" rel="noreferrer">qliner hotkeys</a> for starting programs with global hotkeys (for example Win+I for web browser). But qliner hotkeys crashes on Win7 x64, so I need to find another program for setting global hotkeys. Which program do you recommend?</p> 1 Set printer preferences Adrien Cadet 2015-06-23T22:10:10Z 2018-11-15T14:11:59Z <p>I am writing a script setting up printers and drivers. One of the driver I install, contains a bug for old printers used with platforms further than Windows Vista.</p> <p>I need to update the preferences of that printer and uncheck the <code>Excel Job Control</code> option. Unfortunately, I have found no way to get/set the printer's preferences. I cannot use the <code>Set-Printer.exe</code> or similar tools for I am still using PowerShell 2.0 (Windows 7).</p> <p>Any alternative I can use? This process could follow a different path: using the <code>printui.exe</code> (<code>PrintUI DLL</code>) I can display the preferences of a printer. Is there any way in PS to interact with the UI? E.g. selecting tabs and un/checking options.</p> 0 Hard drive with windows 8.1 installed not readable in windows 7 Ahmed 2018-11-15T13:55:26Z 2018-11-15T13:55:26Z <p>Today my system suddenly failed to start up and I have removed the hard disk of my faulty laptop and trying to read it on a windows 7 laptop. I plugged the hard drive on a usb 2.0 casing and plugged it via USB in a windows 7 laptop, unfortunately it gives a message that hard drive needs to be initialized and does not show the drive partitions. The hard drive had windows 8.1 installed on it on a zbook which had a UEFI system instead of BIOS. I am wondering if this may be the issue that windows 7 failed to recognize the drive of a newer system ? Any help would be appreciated.</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="enter image description here"></a></p> 4 How can I convince Windows 7 to reboot upon hibernating rather than powering down? jgottula 2011-05-25T09:05:06Z 2018-11-15T13:00:33Z <p>I have a Linux and Windows 7 dual-boot setup on my PC and I would like to configure the OSes so that when working in one OS, I can hibernate (saving the state to disk), reboot, use the other OS, reboot again when done, and resume using the first OS from where I left off. The critical factor here is that I want each of the OSes to reboot after saving their state to disk instead of powering off; otherwise, I have to turn the computer back on in between which is quite annoying. I'm well aware that it is trivial to configure Linux to do this (see <a href="">this question</a>). However, <strong>I don't know how to tell Windows 7 that I would like it to do the same thing: namely, to reboot the PC after it finishes saving its memory contents to disk instead of powering off like it normally would in a hibernation situation.</strong></p> <p>Is there any way to do this?</p> 2 Change window frame color on an application basis aquagremlin 2014-10-03T23:46:21Z 2018-11-15T12:13:43Z <p>Although I can change the global theme of Windows, all the elements of the OS have the same color scheme. I would like the scrollbars, buttons, etc on win 8.1, to be different for different applications. In other words, something like themes applied to each application.</p> 10 Windows: Keyboard shortcut to view calendar Ashwin Nanjappa 2011-05-29T02:30:21Z 2018-11-15T12:12:33Z <p>Is there a keyboard shortcut to bring up the <strong>calendar</strong> in <strong>Windows 7</strong>? I am referring to the calendar that is displayed if you click on the date-time display in the system tray. If that is not possible, is there any trick to display any calendar (with current date highlighted) with a keyboard shortcut?</p> 1 Screensaver only on primary screen Hawex 2018-11-15T11:30:05Z 2018-11-15T12:02:43Z <p>I'm trying to set a screensaver only on primary screen. Is it possible? </p> <p>I know, that I can disable screensaver on specified monitors using screensaver settings->display settings, but I'm looking for an option, to set "Enabled only on primary screen".</p> <p>Maybe it is possible via registry or gpedit?</p> 5 Bluetooth not detecting any devices in Windows 7 underDog 2012-08-28T12:19:26Z 2018-11-15T09:03:05Z <p>My Lenovo ThinkPad E320 Laptop running Windows 7 64bit has recently been refusing to detect any Bluetooth devices. I have tried to connect, using 'Add devices' under 'devices and printers' to two different Bluetooth mice and my HTC Wildfire android (2.2.1) phone and none of them are detected in the 'Add a device' dialog.</p> <p>History - Bluetooth initially seemed OK when I first got this laptop. I was able to connect to and use my android phone as a remote with no issues. I got my first Bluetooth mouse, it paired, but after each restart, or even after sleeping, it would not 're-connect' (even though it was listed under Bluetooth devices and supposedly 'working'), and I would need to remove the device and add it again. A week or two ago it stopped working all together. It is not detected at all. I gave up on the mouse and bought another (Lenovo ThinkPad brand) only to find that it was not detected either. I subsequently tested my Android phone and discovered it would not detect either.</p> <p>One thing of note is under 'Devices and Printers' there is listed a 'HID Keyboard Device' which under properties is listed as a 'Bluetooth HID Device'. This was not previously there before this problem started. Each time I remove it, or uninstall it from Device Manager it will quickly re-install itself, even with all my Bluetooth devices switched off.</p> <p>My (Google and searching this site) research of this issue has not yielded any definitive answers. I have changed the setting under Device Manager -> Bluetooth -> Properties -> Power Management -> 'Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power' to off. I have attempted to un-install and re-install the Bluetooth hardware, including the 'remove drivers' option and downloading and running the Lenovo Bluetooth installer package (found @ <a href="" rel="noreferrer"></a>). Bluetooth is turned on. All items under Bluetooth properties (Discovery and Connections) are checked. I have tried changing the batteries.</p> <p>I'm not sure what else I can try, apart from perhaps doing a fresh install of Windows. Any suggestions?</p> 0 Windows 7 credential manager is being reset on reboot and other share issues user1565957 2018-11-15T08:30:05Z 2018-11-15T08:30:05Z <p>Bear with me, this is going to be a long one.</p> <p>There are two computers involved here, both on the same LAN, a desktop and a laptop. Desktop has shares on it, all of them shared on the LAN with two permissions - one with my name which gives me full access and the other one HomeGroupUser$ who can only read.</p> <p>Desktop runs Windows 10, previous last update. I need to mention all the issues arose after I installed this update - the Macbook I use to access the network now asks me for a password every time I connect to the SMB server.</p> <p>Laptop runs Windows 7 Professional, updates disabled.</p> <p>Both Desktop and Laptop run Bitdefender AV and Malwarebytes Premium, but neither said anything.</p> <p>Laptop runs HP ProtectTools for the fingerprint reader to function properly.</p> <p>Description of the issue: - boot laptop, login to Windows, shares are already mapped as drives; - I don't have write access on the shared mapped drives; - I enter credentials manager and modify the login; - still don't have write access; - I reboot the laptop, now I have write access; - if I shut down then boot instead of rebooting, there is no write access again; - the credential manager "resets", i.e. it shows previously deleted credentials there, and the credentials that I modified are restored to their previous state.</p> <p>I used to use Homegroup on my LAN, now it's gone with the latest windows update on the desktop. Still is there on the laptop.</p> <p>Now on the macbook the shares are working but every time I connect I have to reinput the password albeit I check "remember password" every time.</p> <p>Thank you.</p> 0 Map Network Drive only on home network Christopher Doyle 2018-10-30T02:24:43Z 2018-11-15T07:23:03Z <p>my question is about Mapping a drive. I have a server at home with a couple of drives attached for storage. But i use my laptop at work and when ever i map the drives at home, when i get to work i always get the message (unable to connect mapped drives).</p> <p>Is there a way to get windows to recognize my home network and map the drives when i login. my question is about.</p> <p>Does Windows allow me to map based on Network.</p> 41 how do I add the 'tree' command to git-bash on Windows? jcollum 2013-01-09T18:22:35Z 2018-11-15T03:54:14Z <p>I'm using git-bash on Windows 7. I'd like to see a tree of the current directory. However:</p> <pre><code>jcollum@DEVELOPER01 ~/Dev/express_coffee $ tree . sh.exe": tree: command not found </code></pre> <p>OK, so I don't have the tree command. How do I install it? I found an article but it was for Macs. </p> -1 How do I make Windows 7 display SSID Unicode characters correctly in the Network panel? Pajeet B. 2015-12-29T22:43:01Z 2018-11-15T03:20:17Z <p>On Windows 7 Unicode characters are displayed correctly everywhere except on the Wifi settings and network options panel. More specifically it's the SSID of my home network that has an "é" (French acute accent on e) character in it that is replaced by jumbled characters (not the usual empty rectangles). Other operating systems (android, OS X, even Linux) don't have this problem with my Wifi so I am 95% it has something to do with Windows. Curiously enough I haven't been able to find a solution to this ultra-specific problem online so I now turn to you guys! It's not that big a problem at all but for some reason it's driving me batty and I'm curious as to what is causing the issue.</p> <p>kind regards</p> 0 Black Screen of Limbo is here again, in it's full glory 1000Gbps 2018-10-11T12:13:08Z 2018-11-15T01:29:18Z <p>Yesterday shutted down my main desktop pc and after starting it, I noticed the Windows 7 x64 SP1 took unusually long time to load from 'Welcome' screen to desktop. Yes, I was a witness of a ~30min loading glory</p> <p>Type of BSOL - black screen with mouse pointer and everything working, but no desktop on the satellite images</p> <p>Machine specs are good enough (I think) - 8c/16t Xeon, 16GB RAM, 2xSSDs for OS, 2xHDDs for storage</p> <p>Tried everything - disabled all non-MS services, added new admin/normal accounts, stopped all systray apps manually, rechecked SSD/HHD cables, no SSD/HDD errors, reswapped memory/memtested it, removed all currently installed drivers ... It just continues to load after ~30min. After loading it's ok, and it's even ok DURING the limbo - can start whatever game/app I choose through Task Manager>New Task(Run)</p> <p>Any ideas to fix it or to let it go and upgrade to 8.1/10 ?</p> <p>Edit: There's something strange in this situation - after loading my 'Quick Launch' all icons on it just warped into the eternity</p> 8 Delete old windows / program files from second drive? frumbert 2015-05-15T11:39:50Z 2018-11-14T22:12:07Z <p>My PC has a bunch of extra drives. Most of them contain old copies of Windows and Program Files. My PC is called "PC", and my admin user is called "Tim". I've assigned ownership of these second drives to the user "PC\Tim", and also given the user "PC\Tim" full control on the drives. I then try to delete either the Windows or Program Files folders on these drives, and get the message.</p> <blockquote> <p>"You require permission from PC\Tim to make changes to this folder."</p> </blockquote> <p>The current owner of these folders is listed as "Tim (PC\Tim)". The effective permissions for these folders lists this user has every right.</p> <p>The absurd "answers" on the microsoft community of course offer things like "Use Disk Cleanup" (which is a blatantly uneducated answer) or "just reformat the drive" (formatting avoids the problem rather than addressing it).</p> <p>What are the correct steps to delete these old files? </p> 3 How can I fix ugly non-ClearType rendering of webfonts in Firefox without disabling them? Kaypro II 2015-09-17T18:17:22Z 2018-11-14T21:46:20Z <p>I'm having some problems with font rendering in Firefox. I have disabled ClearType/Font Smoothing in Windows 7 because I don't like smoothed fonts (unchecked "Smooth Edges of Screen Fonts" in in the performance section of the System control panel), and now it appears that many uses of downloadable web fonts render very badly in my browser, for example:</p> <p><a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer"><img src="" alt="Ugly non-cleartype font rendering"></a></p> <p>Notice that some (but not all) of the vertical lines appear bolded [<a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer">source of text</a>].</p> <p>I know this has something to do with downloadable web fonts, since regular fonts appear to render correctly. I can <em>work around</em> the issue by completely disabling downloaded fonts:</p> <pre><code>gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled = false </code></pre> <p>However, I would prefer to download the fonts and have them render correctly. How can I configure Firefox so that downloadable web fonts render nicely <strong>without font smoothing?</strong></p> <p>Also, what is the effect that I'm trying to get rid of called? It appears the font is being rendered to make the smoothed version look better, but that's not getting disabled with smoothing is. I'm also having a similar problem in Chrome.</p> <p>I am using:</p> <ul> <li>Windows 7</li> <li>Firefox 40</li> </ul>  Microsoft office activator |  windows activation crack |  windows product key |  windows 10 product key |  windows 7 ultimate product key |  windows 7 keygen |  activate office 2010 |  office Project keys |  project professional product key |  office 365 office 2016 office 2013 key |  office 2016 office 2013 key |  windows 7 professional product key |  windows 8 professional product key |  windows 10 professional product key |  office 2016 professional product key |