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Old gadget, new laptop, no connection

I'm trying to connect my older Palm PDA to my shiny new laptop, and it's not working. Any tips? Details to follow. [more inside]
posted by dorey_oh on Mar 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Windows XP vs Windows 7 wrt application support and security.

Win7 RC trial is at an end. Do I go back to Windows XP, or pop for a copy of Windows 7? More after the fold... [more inside]
posted by jingzuo on Mar 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me stop paying for Sat. TV

Help me stop paying for Sat. TV [more inside]
posted by jseven on Feb 25, 2010 - 3 answers

Need help w/my win7 htpc build please.

Have an IR Tranceiver that worked great under Win7 RC Build 7100 but is now not transmitting at all under the release version (home premium.) [more inside]
posted by prodevel on Feb 24, 2010 - 2 answers

Why does Firefox do this and how can I fix it?

Any idea how I can stop this weird behavior the first time I run Firefox? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Feb 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Windows 7 Enterprise Problems

Install windows 7 install problems + can I install enterprise (with an enterprise key) from an ultimate disk? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on Feb 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Divorcing from Windows Domain

Windows 7 AD/Domain account -> regular account? How can I accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Feb 21, 2010 - 2 answers

Can Windows OEM run in a virtual machine?

I want to use Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion on my Mac. Can I use an OEM package or am I obligated to buy a full license? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on Feb 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Any cheap Windows 7 -compatible sound cards with a game port?

Looking for a really cheap PCI sound card with a game port that works in Windows 7 64bit without installing separate drivers. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by lifeless on Feb 17, 2010 - 6 answers

Network connection problem. Help me get my upload going!

Any network connection experts here? I need some serious help, little to no upload speed on a 10Mbps line... [more inside]
posted by querty on Feb 11, 2010 - 14 answers

Slow Airport Extreme Data Transfers Using Windows 7

Does anyone own one of the new dual band Airport Extremes, using it to access a USB Hard Drive externally, and use Windows 7? If so, how is it working for you? Because it's not working real great for me at the moment. If you're a WiFi guru or you have a perfectly functioning AE with a similar setup, please help me out! [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Feb 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Show me the printer!

[NoChanceInHeckFilter]Old Print Server won't play nice with Win7 x64, does fine with anything x86. [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Feb 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Transferring to Windows 7

My new laptop says it has two hard disk drives: OS (C:) with 31.7 gb free of 58.5 and Local Disk (D:) with 397gb free of 397. The C: drive has the whole Windows7 file structure in place with the users and the documents folders and the libraries, whereas the D: drive is totally empty. And all of the programs seem to default to put everything in the C: drive. Which doesn't seem to make any sense. [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Jan 31, 2010 - 16 answers

Windows 7 64-bit and 32-bit Vista: are they friends?

Installing Windows 7 64-bit onto new hard drive. Will I still be able to access the data on the old drive that has 32-bit Vista installed?
posted by dabug on Jan 29, 2010 - 5 answers

How to lock an input device to one display.

Is it possible to lock one input device [mouse / tablet] to a single display? [more inside]
posted by n3rt on Jan 29, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for network card for Win7 64-Bit.

Recommend me a solid network card that works well with Windows 7 64 bit version. [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 28, 2010 - 9 answers

USB Crashes Windows 7?

Windows 7 x64 desktop gives me a BSOD (blue screen) whenever I insert my USB thumb drive/memory stick. Thumbdrive works fine on all other computers. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jan 25, 2010 - 6 answers

Please help me connect my laptop to my television

Can anyone help me to connect my Asus laptop to my Samsung television for use as an external display? [more inside]
posted by jonnyploy on Jan 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Should I keep waiting for the Win7 upgrade or move on?

Request for advice: Should I keep waiting for my Windows 7 upgrade before I load up my shiny new PC? [more inside]
posted by Breav on Jan 18, 2010 - 5 answers

No airtunes in Windows 7? Ack!

Airport Express and Windows 7: New laptop! My wireless works, but my airtunes just hangs when I select it in iTunes! Help! [more inside]
posted by pdxgirl42 on Jan 12, 2010 - 1 answer

SoundBlasted: How to get my SoundBlaster X-Fi Working With Windows 7?

Help me hivemind! I have a driver issue with Windows 7 and a Soundblaster sound card... horrors of hardware details after the jump. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jan 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Wonky windows 7 wifi

Suddenly started getting "limited connection" using windows 7. [more inside]
posted by signal on Dec 25, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I activate my copy of Windows 7?

How do I get this copy of Windows 7 activated? I had an OEM copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, upgraded it to Windows 7 Professional Upgrade (bought via I went through the Windows Anytime Upgrade and it is now prompting for activation. When I enter my upgrade key it tells me that this is a new installation, that I need a new installation Professional key. [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Dec 14, 2009 - 5 answers

iTunes fails to launch in recently upgraded Windows 7

Why won't iTunes start after I've upgraded to Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by mgarnhum on Dec 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Why does fullscreen make old programs look funny on my Windows 7 computer?

When I run some programs in full screen under Windows 7, they either crash or have odd colour effects. [more inside]
posted by Pope Guilty on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

Best simple Windows backup software?

Looking for good easy-to-use Windows backup software. [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Dec 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Conflicting information and experiences regarding dual-booting Windows XP and 7

How can I install Windows 7 on a machine that already has XP installed? There seems to be some conflciting information and experiences out there on the web. [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Nov 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Windows7 on a netbook?!?

Should I install Windows 7 on my netbook? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Nov 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Windows 7 AppLocker

Am I doing something wrong with Windows 7 AppLocker? [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Nov 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Will my brand new computer be faster if I uninstall everything?

I just got a brand new HP G61 320US with AMD Athlon II 2.0 Ghz processor and 3 GB RAM, running Windows 7. It is still in the box. I want it to run fast. Do I need to uninstall everything and then reinstall the basics? If so, what program should I use to do the uninstall? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 on Nov 18, 2009 - 23 answers

Testing IIS websites locally over virtual machines

I'm running IIS on Windows 7 to test a website locally. How can I access my local site through my virtual machines? [more inside]
posted by LeiaS on Nov 16, 2009 - 4 answers

More MacBook Questions

I now own a MacBook Pro 17". And now I have some questions relating to MacOS and Windows 7, hardware upgrades and getting Applecare-on-the-cheap. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Nov 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Ghost processes in Windows 7 x64?

When I close some programs in Windows 7 (x64) their tasks still show up in the task manager. [more inside]
posted by frenetic on Nov 11, 2009 - 1 answer

Can I still restore my laptop after Windows 7 Upgrade?

I'm planning on upgrading my HP laptop to Windows 7 and want to know if the internal Vista restore image will still be available after I do that. [more inside]
posted by octothorpe on Nov 9, 2009 - 7 answers

How frustrating will Windows 7 actually be?

Will I have any compatibility issues with Windows 7, Sony Acid Pro 7.0 and recording equipment? [more inside]
posted by mitzyjalapeno on Nov 7, 2009 - 7 answers

How to set a window behind another in windows 7?

How to have a window in the back while another in the front in Windows 7, much like a mac. [more inside]
posted by dolemite01 on Nov 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Any pitfalls to getting new Windows 7 multimedia machines that will be running Adobe Master Suite CS4?

There's not a lot of info on either Adobe or MS's web sites about compatibility problems between Adobe CS4 Suite apps (particularly Premier, Flash, Photoshop and Illustrator CS4 versions). They suggest it's okay but don't come right out and say compatible (at least not where I have read). Any horror stories before I let our IT people order new Win 7 machines?
posted by aught on Oct 29, 2009 - 6 answers

Is 64-bit Win7/BootCamp worth some effort?

Is 64-bit Win7 possible/worth the hassle on a somewhat elderly Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by Zonker on Oct 29, 2009 - 10 answers

Will Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit utilize 8GB of RAM?

Just for confirmation, will Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit utilize 8GB of RAM? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Oct 25, 2009 - 9 answers

How should I install Windows 7?

How should I install Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by cheapskatebay on Oct 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Reinstall Windows dealing with NTFS permissions

I'm a few weeks away from rebuilding my PC with Windows 7 and need help understanding how to deal with NTFS permissions. [more inside]
posted by chrisch on Oct 21, 2009 - 5 answers

No sounds from laptop after 7 upgrade

Laptop upgraded from vista to 7, now having sound issues. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Oct 12, 2009 - 9 answers

Windows Media Center pause buffer

Is there a way to play the pause buffer files created by Windows 7 Media Center? [more inside]
posted by zixyer on Oct 9, 2009 - 4 answers

SSH, transparency, tabs, windows, and !putty.

Windows SSH Client for linux sysadmins that's not PuTTY? Transparency and Tabs needed! [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Oct 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Options for remoting into Windows 7 Home Premium?

Help me decide if I need to fork over the dough for Windows 7 Professional or not. [more inside]
posted by jluce50 on Oct 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Blu-Ray playing software for Windows 7 HTPC?

Blu-Ray playing software for Windows 7 HTPC? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Sep 29, 2009 - 3 answers

Do you have a USB serial port that works on Windows 7?

What USB serial port works on (32-bit) Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Sep 8, 2009 - 6 answers

BitLocker and the battery NomNoms

How much will BitLocker eat my battery? [more inside]
posted by @homer on Aug 31, 2009 - 3 answers

6.5 hour repartition. What?

What the heck is going on with this laptop as I reformat and set it up to dual boot? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jul 11, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me install a new CPU/mobo

I broke my PC's motherboard :( Please help me pick a replacement and guide me through the installation process... [more inside]
posted by mullacc on Jul 3, 2009 - 4 answers

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