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Please help me make this Russian-speaker's computer work better for her (iTunes, WiFi)

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]
posted by amtho on Aug 12, 2011 - 7 answers

iTunes can't locate any of the songs to play, even though they are all there after crash

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]
posted by Rad_Boy on Aug 1, 2011 - 3 answers

How can I make Adam's profile in to Bobs profile?

How can I migrate a local Win7 profile that is associated with a domain account? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett on Aug 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Asynchronous instant messaging doesn't really cut it.

How do I get MS Communicator to pop up when someone is attempting to communicate? [more inside]
posted by pompomtom on Jul 28, 2011 - 2 answers

What's the best software for recovering data from an NTFS formatted JBOD drive?

What's the best software for recovering data from an NTFS formatted JBOD drive? [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones on Jul 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Custom new folder name pattern in windows explorer

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 - 11 answers

If you transplant the head, is it a brain transplant or a body transplant?

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 - 10 answers

Why does powercfg not do what I want in Windows 7?

How can I disable the keyboard Sleep key from a cmd script in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Jul 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Repair or brick?

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 - 5 answers

Fix My Computer Pls Thx!

How can I repair my Windows 7 installation without having to reinstall all of my applications? [more inside]
posted by Pants McCracky on Jun 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Liberate my video?

Is there any way to transfer a video off of my Windows phone? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jun 13, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for tips, tricks and best practices for installing Win7

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 - 15 answers

dial up modem in windows 7

I'm looking for a dial up modem for a 64bit windows 7 laptop. [more inside]
posted by kg on Jun 6, 2011 - 3 answers

THIS SHOULD BE MUCH EASIER IN MY OPINION

I need to setup a default profile for all users in Windows 7. PLEASE HELP! [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 26, 2011 - 5 answers

Previous file versions from a previous OS

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 - 4 answers

How can I underclock the CPU in Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro?

How can I underclock the CPU in my Macbook Pro (2010) in Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on May 21, 2011 - 7 answers

Windows 7 - "Windows Classic" theme is the only one that doesn't hang, what gives?

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 - 6 answers

Apple-Shift-3 not working and Rory is sad :-(

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 - 6 answers

Slideshow Bob needs help !

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 - 13 answers

Running 16bit Windows program via a browser or some other solution

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 - 7 answers

installing Win7 without admin privileges

Tech help - trying to install Win7 over XP Pro, without administrator privileges. [more inside]
posted by wilful on Apr 21, 2011 - 10 answers

OS X Style Folders in Windows 7?

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 - 3 answers

Prompted for a username and password when browsing to an IIS virtual directory

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 - 3 answers

Laptop losing signal

My HP laptop keeps dropping wireless signal after only a few minutes. [more inside]
posted by timdicator on Apr 15, 2011 - 11 answers

To your scattered machines, go

Help me coordinate my digital ecosystems [more inside]
posted by jadepearl on Apr 12, 2011 - 4 answers

VMWare, Windows, Apple...

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 - 6 answers

Ctrl-s should be save, not save as, please help!

how on earth to I assign shortcut keys in windows 7? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Apr 6, 2011 - 12 answers

My netbook can't handle the internet anymore.

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 - 12 answers

Creating a clean Win7 user with no startup programs

How can I create a new user account with absolutely zero startup items Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 31, 2011 - 12 answers

Laptop Questions

I want to upgrade to windows 7 laptop. [more inside]
posted by Dick Laurent is Dead on Mar 30, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I get 32-bit only software to work on Windows 7 x64?

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 - 11 answers

I just want a shoebox.

iPhoto replacement for Windows 7...NOT PICASA! [more inside]
posted by sexyrobot on Mar 17, 2011 - 19 answers

Virtualization with 3d support

OS X virtualization? 3D-accelerated Windows 7 virtualization? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Installing a SSD and Win 7 on an older laptop

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 - 8 answers

Folder logic

Please help me create a dated folder (Windows 7). [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Mar 2, 2011 - 5 answers

FUCKING WINDOWS 98!!

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 - 6 answers

Windows hardware recognition problem

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 - 6 answers

How to fix corrupt fonts?

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 - 5 answers

The Switch Back

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 - 19 answers

Why did I suddenly go all VGA?

How did my laptop's display driver suddenly cease to exist? [more inside]
posted by thehandsomecamel on Feb 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Taxes are problematic, but this is ridiculous.

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 - 4 answers

How do I tweak Windows 7 to make it behave more like XP?

How do I tweak Windows 7 to make it behave more like XP? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Jan 26, 2011 - 8 answers

OS and a Browser, Two Bits

Will Chrome or Firefox play nicer with my Win-7 64 bit computer than IE 8 is? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Make CS3 and Windows 7 64bit play nice.

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 - 11 answers

Looking for a decent image uploading program with shell integration for Windows 7

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 - 1 answer

Where are these files?

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 - 4 answers

Windows7 to Mac music files

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 - 7 answers

Troubleshoot black screen & cursor Windows 7 installation

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 - 10 answers

Reinstall or clean up?

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 - 7 answers

Win7: "Hibernate" Scheduled Task Runs Even When Missed

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 - 10 answers

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