In the Windows 7 explorer context menu, I'd like to add an item under 'new' that's like "New Folder" but instead creates a folder named e.g. 2011-07-26. I have no idea where I'd start; any approaches or software I should look into?
posted by the mad poster!
on Jul 26, 2011 -
How much pain and suffering will there be if I replace a Windows 7 machine's motherboard, CPU and video card, but leave the hard drives? [more inside]
posted by chengjih
on Jul 11, 2011 -
Is my 3+ year old HP Desktop worth fixing? I think it needs a new hard drive, and I plan on replacing OS. Power Supply was replaced 2 years ago, Motherboard replaced 1 year ago, both on extended warranty. [more inside]
posted by batikrose
on Jun 27, 2011 -
I'm reformatting my system and installing Windows 7 my computer this weekend, and I'd like tips, tricks, best practices and the like for setting up a new system. It's been a while since I've "refreshed" a system, and I feel rusty. And my RAM might be failing/faulty. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Jun 10, 2011 -
I'm looking for a dial up modem for a 64bit windows 7 laptop. [more inside]
posted by kg
on Jun 6, 2011 -
Windows 7 has been installed over Windows XP and I need access to some files from the old OS, but there are some serious permission issues. [more inside]
posted by charred husk
on May 23, 2011 -
I'm on a company provided Windows 7 laptop. Here's what I know:
When using the "Windows Classic" Theme (right click on desktop>personalize>select "Windows Classic" theme), Windows Explorer does NOT hang/hourglass for ~30 seconds when accessing files/navigating folders. All clicks to save files, navigate through local and distributed files (our MyDocs folder is stored on the Company's distributed file system), etc., are immediately responsive.
When using ANY other theme, clicking on navigation of files (local and DFS, even when not connected to the company network) hangs for 10-30 seconds.
What gives? Do all of the themes (minus the "Classic" theme) have some sort of "network call" that look through My Docs (which is technically on the DFS/my company's servers, that has a 30 timeout if the network doesn't respond?)
Any ideas how to fix this (change a registry setting, ask the company IT team to make a change to a group policy setting, etc.)? What's so special about the "Windows Classic" theme? It's ugly, but it saves me 30 seconds every time I touch a file, open windows explorer, etc.
Thanks in advance!
posted by thankyoumuchly
on May 17, 2011 -
I'm trying to hotlink a button to take in-game screenshots on my Macbook Pro with Boot Camp running Windows 7. But every application I try seems to miss the game playing entirely! It shows the desktop and other running applications and not the game at all. I've tried MWSnap 3, Screenshot Utility 1.0, and Screenshot Pilot. They all failed. How do I take screenshots of this video game, before I lose my mind?
posted by Rory Marinich
on May 2, 2011 -
I need to make about 3-4 different jpeg slideshows that can be burned to a DVD. Nothing fancy, but it would be nice to add text to the images ( I have Photoshop, so that's not critical), and be able to control the speed (very critical) to maybe 30 seconds per slide/jpeg. Total images would be less than 50. Autoplay a plus. I am using Windows 7, and love simple to use free stuff, but would pay 50-100 if it is worth it. What am I looking for?
posted by lobstah
on Apr 23, 2011 -
I have a small simple 16 bit windows application that I need access to from a couple dozen Windows 7 64 bit computers. Unfortunately we lost some of the source code so recompiling it is not in the cards any time soon.
Is there a way I can host this app on something like Amazon AWS and give all these users access to run the app via a browser or some other method?
Installing VM lite or the windows virtual pc is not an option unfortunately. These users would need access to this program concurrently. The VMWare solutions are far too expensive and the VMLite product that might help we won't be out for some time.
Thank you for reading my post. Have a great one.
posted by JohnGL
on Apr 22, 2011 -
Tech help - trying to install Win7 over XP Pro, without administrator privileges. [more inside]
posted by wilful
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Is there any way in Windows 7, an application or setting, to get folders to behave like in Mac OS X? I mean specifically the little triangles you can click to expand the folder so you can work with the contents without going into the folder. [more inside]
posted by Pants McCracky
on Apr 18, 2011 -
Why do I get prompted for a Windows username and password when I connect to a virtual directory under IIS? [more inside]
posted by Ritchie
on Apr 17, 2011 -
Installed VMWare Fusion 3.0 on a Mac. Now want to install Windows 7 on the Mac as a virtual machine. Here comes the confusing part. [more inside]
posted by dfriedman
on Apr 7, 2011 -
Recently, after a series of automated updates, Windows 7 (starter) intermittently will not connect to (seemingly) random, but reproducible websites. Other sites just lose all images. Help? [more inside]
posted by nile_red
on Apr 1, 2011 -
I have a piece of software that works on Windows 7, 32-bit, but not on x64 versions. Is it possible to get it working on my computer, perhaps in a VM? I also have the linux version of the software. [more inside]
posted by Canageek
on Mar 23, 2011 -
Reality check on upgrading my trusty Dell Latitude D820 (Win XP, 2GB) by adding a Crucial 128 GB SSD and upgrading to Win 7. [more inside]
posted by mojohand
on Mar 8, 2011 -
What could possibly be going on with my new (to me) Windows 7 desktop? Windows seemingly installs fine, then eventually (most recently after the first reboot), it hangs at a black screen. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Mar 1, 2011 -
My computer doesn't seem to recognize attached hardware in Windows XP mode under Windows 7. [more inside]
posted by medusa
on Feb 28, 2011 -
Windows 7 sfc (System File Check) cannot repair certain files. What are my options (short of re-installing Windows)? [more inside]
posted by smallbunny
on Feb 26, 2011 -
ComputerBuyingFilter: My beloved iBook is on his last legs. I haven't owned a Windows computer in nearly 7 years, but I'm considering buying one as my next computer. What would you tell a longtime Mac user who's considering going Windows? [more inside]
posted by kagredon
on Feb 11, 2011 -
Help me get rid of the "Windows Could not Connect to the System events notification service" error. (Warning - you will need to dumb down your answers a little.) [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos
on Feb 7, 2011 -
I am trying to get the Adobe CS3 design premium suite working on my Windows 7, 64-bit gaming computer, which meets and exceed CS3's minimum specs. The install went fine, and I know the disks are good as they worked on my old (dead) XP computer. Most of the programs (Bridge, Flash, etc.) will open a process, but not actually open anything on the screen. Photoshop will open, but all that appears is the gray background, and the menu bar. It hangs immediately. It won't even open the Photoshop "loading..." splash/credits screen. How can I get these programs running? (Yes, I tried googling it, and no, it isn't a TWAIN issue).
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Jan 14, 2011 -
Where can I find a regularly updated, small footprint, and reliable image uploading program with shell integration for Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by apip
on Jan 13, 2011 -
Files from a previous install of Windows 7 seem to be between worlds - they are taking up space on my hard disk, but I can't see them in the file explorer? How can I get them to show up? [more inside]
posted by pilibeen
on Jan 9, 2011 -
How do I get my music files from an external hard drive formatted for my Windows7 PC to another external hard drive to be played through our Mac Book Pro? [more inside]
posted by txmon
on Jan 6, 2011 -
Fresh install of Win 7 HP passes flag logo animation but stops at black screen with moveable cursor. Troubleshooting help? [more inside]
posted by alexandermatheson
on Jan 5, 2011 -
My Windows 7 reinstall has saved all my XP files, which I really didn't want it to do. Can I delete them all without having to install the whole darn thing again? [more inside]
posted by rubbish bin night
on Jan 5, 2011 -
I have, to aid in not permitting myself to stay up too late, set Windows 7's Task Scheduler to automatically hibernate at a certain time in the evening that varies according to weekday. However, if I manually hibernate the system beforehand (i.e.
, go to sleep earlier than the deadline), when I wake it the next morning, it hibernates shortly thereafter. However, importantly, I do not
have the "Run task as soon as a scheduled start is missed" checkbox turned on. I've seen this
, but Richard's suggestion of only letting the task run after a certain idle period – I don't think it'd be suitable as I don't want activity (either mine or the computer's) to be able to push things past the deadline. Any ideas as to what I can do?
posted by WCityMike
on Jan 5, 2011 -
I have remote staff in a dozen different countries, and many of them have installed pirated copies of Windows 7 on organizational laptops. We're trying to make sure all organizational computers are using legal licenses. What's the best way to do this? [more inside]
posted by drycleanonly
on Jan 4, 2011 -
How can I replace the hard drive on my laptop and then get the operating system which I legally have installed right now back onto it? [more inside]
posted by brenton
on Jan 2, 2011 -