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2 networks, 1 PC

I'd like to select which network interface is used for Internet access on a per-application basis. How do I do this on 64bit Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Aug 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Reassign Mouse Button (program) Function

How can I assign a command to a mouse button so that a .jpg will open in MSPaint? [more inside]
posted by peacay on Aug 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Best way to upgrade to a Solid State Drive?

What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Safe, easy, preferably free way to get hot corners in Windows 7

I want OS X Exposé-style hot corners in Windows 7. Is there any alternative to Hot Corners or LiveEdge? [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Jul 21, 2012 - 1 answer

Need lots of win7 arcade Games for 3rd world, non-english, non-computer savvy 10 year olds

Where can I download lots of win7, laptop compatible arcade-ish games for non computer savvy, non English speakers with no internet. Can't you buy a bundle of like 400+ classic arcade games from somewhere? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Jul 5, 2012 - 9 answers

That sounds extreme...

Fraking-Touchpad filter: My Dell Inspiron Touchpad completely ceased to work at all last night. Me and the Dell tech guy ran some diagnostics, and ascertained that it is NOT a hardware problem, it is an OS problem (I have Windows 7). He says my only option (aside from getting a external mouse and using that instead) is to wipe the whole OS and start over. Really? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jun 18, 2012 - 17 answers

How to flip orientation of a MPEG4 video?

Looking for a simple, free or open source solution to flip mobile phone videos from landscape to portrait (and vice versa), preferable under Windows 7 (64 bits). [more inside]
posted by MartinWisse on Jun 13, 2012 - 3 answers

We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life. -- friend based tech support

Repairing friend's laptop(s). Will be nuking from space. Which Windows OS version to install? Also, failing wifi on second laptop. *sigh* [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on May 24, 2012 - 13 answers

Please help me set up a new Windows computer the correct way.

Please help me set up a new Windows computer the correct way. [more inside]
posted by ratherbethedevil on May 1, 2012 - 19 answers

Computer for editing suggestions?

Need suggestions on a computer build for HD video editing. [more inside]
posted by djduckie on Apr 1, 2012 - 2 answers

What determines where an application window opens in Windows 7?

What determines where an application window opens in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by schoolgirl report on Mar 30, 2012 - 4 answers

What Video Editor Do I Want?

I would like a video editing program for Windows 7 that does the following. I am willing to pay a modest amount, free is good, too. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Mar 30, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me disable automatic brightness adjustment on my windows 7 htpc.

I use Windows 7 Media Center to timeshift basketball games and it works fine, except that after a commercial break where there is a bright white commercial, the brightness is shifted down, and the subsequent footage is too dark. This happens at record time but I'm not sure exactly what is causing it or how to disable. My capture card is an ati tv wonder 600 pci.
posted by Manjusri on Mar 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Help my computer from its decent into madness...

What the heck is going on with my computer? The Windows task bar suddenly becomes unresponsive and other things suddenly started acting bizarrely. Details within... [more inside]
posted by littlesq on Mar 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Deployment 101

I have 2 weeks to deploy ~60 Windows 7 laptops and desktop workstations. How can I do this with limited/no budget and manpower? Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Mar 13, 2012 - 18 answers

Windows7filter: Are there any options under Windows 7 to sort files and folders in explorer without segregation?

I'm looking to sort an entire folder alphabetically by name, but Windows 7 insists on always keeping files and folders separate. There was a solution for XP earlier, but under 7 that option is nowhere to be seen. I'm open to 3rd party file manager solutions, just as long as they don't look like a programmer with ADHD designed it ala.
posted by a. on Feb 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Win7 home-built HTPC shuts down without an error message, why?

My home-made HTPC running Windows 7 shuts down without warning, first after prolonged use playing HD (720) videos with VLC. Then it stopped twenty minutes into an episode, and switching to Media Player Classic seemed to be the answer. Then the computer shut down after about 20 minutes of simply being idle. And there's never a "sudden shutdown" error message when I reboot. How do I diagnose this, or what could be wrong? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Feb 22, 2012 - 20 answers

Help me turn off Windows 7 security

On our kitchen computer, running Windows 7 Home Premium, I would like for me, my loved ones, and our descendants to never, ever, encounter an Access Denied message again when attempting to open a file or folder. Is there something global I can change to make this happen? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Feb 4, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I get more RAM for our school's slow computers?

How can I come up with 250 sticks of 1GB DDR2 PC2-4200 RAM? (Our local high school has 150 PCs running Window 7 with just 1GB of RAM.) [more inside]
posted by Mike Mongo on Feb 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Open all pinned items on Windows 7 jump lists?

Is there any way to open all of the pinned items on a program's jump list in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by dubadubowbow on Jan 27, 2012 - 3 answers

What's a good way to share passwords with a team?

What's a good way to share passwords among members of a team? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jan 20, 2012 - 9 answers

OS on SSD, Users on HDD: Did I break Win7?

I have a brand new Windows 7 system with a small SSD and a large HDD for data. OS is installed on the SSD. I manually moved the ProgramData, Program Files/(x86) and Users folders to the HDD. Wondering what I might have broken in the process, and how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs on Jan 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Windows directories: this is a land of confusion... let's try to make this a place worth installing in

I have questions about how to use the new directory structures we now have under Windows 7 and Vista. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jan 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Is there a single Windows based media center platform that does it all?

What are the best ways to watch and record live, broadcast TV in a Windows environment without using Windows Media Center? [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Jan 9, 2012 - 8 answers

How can I re-partition a hard drive connected by a USB enclosure when my system won't recognize it's connected?

How can I re-partition a 1.8" hard drive, connected to my laptop via a USB enclosure, when I can't get my computer to recognize that it's there at all? [more inside]
posted by cobra_high_tigers on Jan 5, 2012 - 23 answers

Steal This Focus

Something is stealing focus on my Windows 7 HTPC. How do I figure out what application it is so that I can get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Jan 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal?

Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Dec 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Restore netbook to factory settings

How to restore NB305 netbook to out-of-box state after installing Ubuntu, possibly on the recovery partition? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Dec 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Why is the internet (via ethernet) working on one pc but not on another or a mac?

Internet works on one windows 7 laptop via ethernet but not on a macbook pro and not on another windows 7 laptop. Ethernet is my only option right now, router is not available. I want to fix this particular issue not internet connection sharing (thank you for thinking though). [more inside]
posted by iNfo.Pump on Dec 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Windows 7 unexpected restarts

Windows 7 repeatedly restarting at random. No warning. Nothing in the logs. I'd suspect hardware if it didn't always happen just after processing a load of windows updates. Sometimes a disc check seems to fix it; sometimes I have to uninstall a few updates. Any ideas?
posted by monkey closet on Dec 20, 2011 - 7 answers

What's rummaging in my mp3 library?

What process is modifying my .mp3s in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Dec 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Help my computer recover quickly

tl;dr how can I easily identify before and reinstall all of my drivers after nuking my Win7 laptop? [more inside]
posted by bluejayway on Dec 8, 2011 - 5 answers

How 'come I can remove a Win(7) system from our domain on the client side without permissions?

How 'come it appears that I can 'remove' a system from our Windows domain (w/ win 7 clients, server 2008 r2) on the client side - without requiring any user name or password that is known to the server? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Dec 2, 2011 - 6 answers

Sorting Image Thumbs from a pile

Lazy man's image sort: What is the easiest way to grab this batch of image thumbs from my mysql web database to use on my Windows machine? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Dec 1, 2011 - 3 answers

OpenOffice's evil twin

What the heck is OpenOffice.fm, and did this download damage my friend's computer? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Nov 24, 2011 - 10 answers

Computer won't allow some programs to connect

Recently, my computer has decided to be very particular about what it will allow to connect to the internet. Some programs, like uTorrent and Filezilla, can connect fine and have no problems. But things like self-updaters and Flash-based uploading cannot connect. The same thing happens on two different internet connections on two different wireless networks whose configurations have not been changed since before this started (I do not have a wired network to test). I have not made any significant changes to my computer since before this started. I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. What could be causing the problem? How can I fix it? What caused the problem in the first place? [more inside]
posted by clorox on Nov 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Mix-and-match ultrabook

Tell me about your experiences running Windows 7 on a MacBook Air. [more inside]
posted by danceswithlight on Nov 21, 2011 - 6 answers

How to customize a default user profile in Windows 7. Part of a continuing SteadyState-replacement saga.

I'm trying to customize a default user profile in Windows 7 professional, with the intent of using it to create a mandatory profile. Microsoft requires the use of Sysprep. I am but an intern, and Sysprep confuses me. I can't get Sysprep to run with the command-line switches I need. The SteadyState replacement saga continues... [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye on Nov 16, 2011 - 2 answers

What did I do to my poor computer and how can I undo it?

Crap! My computer is borked and I don't know what to do about it. System Restore can't seem to find Windows, either. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

All my Big Bang songs look the same!

How do I get Windows 7 to display Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters on a non-administrator account? [more inside]
posted by dave99 on Nov 10, 2011 - 1 answer

Need to resize a Windows 7 image backup

Windows 7, 80gb hard drive backup of a laptop - I need to get the machine back up and running, but the largest available hard drive is 40GB - There are files I can lose on the backup to get it down to 40GB, but how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by Orb2069 on Nov 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Which add-on window management utility should I get for Windows 7?

Which add-on window management utility should I get for Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Oct 19, 2011 - 0 answers

Why did Firefox start losing my login cookies?

Why did Firefox suddenly start losing my login cookies every day? [more inside]
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish on Oct 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Upgrade Downgrade: Laptop Edition

Getting a brand new Core i7 laptop. How sensible is it to downgrade it to XP? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 10, 2011 - 32 answers

Stop trying to install outlook on my computer!

Windows7 issue: I can't install new programs because my computer is trying to install Outlook (I don't even want Outlook!) I can't cancel the installation--it always starts again and says to run Outlook and set it as the default mail client, then asks for the CD, then keeps trying to install. Help! [more inside]
posted by secretsecret on Sep 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me avoid spending way too much time navigating between folders.

Can I revert the behaviour of Common Item Dialogs in Windows 7 to that of Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by t_dubs on Sep 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Different home/away DNS servers

My wireless router's DNS server is always kinda borked for some reason. Google's DNS works great. However, when I connect from campus, Google DNS doesn't work, but the campus DNS servers are fine with me. Is there any way I can tell my Windows 7 computer with one wireless adapter to use different settings for this depending on what wireless network I'm on? (The home DNS does return results, it just periodically starts thinking that Google is Yahoo, Sourceforge is Bing, other such weirdness.)
posted by gracedissolved on Sep 12, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I get IIS's Directory Browser to sort numbers like numbers, and not alphabetically?

How can I get IIS's Directory Browser to sort numbers like numbers, and not alphabetically? [more inside]
posted by John Kenneth Fisher on Sep 6, 2011 - 9 answers

Video editing can't be this hard, can it?

Maddening: I have installed virtualdub on my Windows 7 box. I have a .mov file from my camera. I cannot open it and see it. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Sep 1, 2011 - 6 answers

Document and data recovery after theft

Stolen PC and back up to an external hard drive. How do I restore documents and media to a new PC from a back up? [more inside]
posted by Verdant on Sep 1, 2011 - 2 answers

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