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]
Please help me set up a new Windows computer the correct way. [more inside]
Need suggestions on a computer build for HD video editing. [more inside]
What determines where an application window opens in Windows 7? [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Is there any way to open all of the pinned items on a program's jump list in Windows 7? [more inside]
What's a good way to share passwords among members of a team? [more inside]
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]
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]
What are the best ways to watch and record live, broadcast TV in a Windows environment without using Windows Media Center? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
How to restore NB305 netbook to out-of-box state after installing Ubuntu, possibly on the recovery partition? [more inside]
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]
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?
What process is modifying my .mp3s in the middle of the night? [more inside]
tl;dr how can I easily identify before and reinstall all of my drivers after nuking my Win7 laptop? [more inside]
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]
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]
What the heck is OpenOffice.fm, and did this download damage my friend's computer? [more inside]
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]
Tell me about your experiences running Windows 7 on a MacBook Air. [more inside]
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]
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]
How do I get Windows 7 to display Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters on a non-administrator account? [more inside]
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]
Which add-on window management utility should I get for Windows 7? [more inside]
Why did Firefox suddenly start losing my login cookies every day? [more inside]
Getting a brand new Core i7 laptop. How sensible is it to downgrade it to XP? [more inside]
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]
Can I revert the behaviour of Common Item Dialogs in Windows 7 to that of Windows XP? [more inside]
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.)
How can I get IIS's Directory Browser to sort numbers like numbers, and not alphabetically? [more inside]
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]
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]
Has anyone made a solid, stable, fancier, and Windows 7 compatible version of the awesome old Windows XP "Starfield" screensaver? [more inside]
Could anyone provide me with the 64 bit MS Paint install file from Windows XP or Vista? (NO Windows 7!) [more inside]
I want to save documents as pdf files instead of xps files in using Windows 7 print utility. There's a plug in from Microsoft to do it in Office 2007 programs, but I want to do it with other programs, specifically accounting software. Anyone know a plug in to do this?
How can I configure WiFi and iTunes on a Windows 7 machine, when not only don't I know much about Windows 7, but the entire user interface is in Russian? [more inside]
About two days ago my Windows 7 HP TouchSmart 610 locked up doing I don't remember what and I had to "hard" reboot it (turn off and back on without properly closing it). The main problem that has surfaced since then is my iTunes library can't "locate" any of my songs. If you are an iTunes user, you've probably seen this before when you try to play a certain song and an error window pops up saying "The song blah blah could not be used because the original file could not be found. Would you like to locate it?" iTunes gurus I need your help! More follows... [more inside]
How can I migrate a local Win7 profile that is associated with a domain account? [more inside]
How do I get MS Communicator to pop up when someone is attempting to communicate? [more inside]