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Web page as my desktop background on Windows 7 home premium?

Q: Web page as my desktop background on Windows 7 home premium?

I would like to set my website home page as my desktop background for my Windows 7 Home Premium on my Acer 5250. I did it in earlier versions of Windows. There should be a way besides upgrading to Win7 Pro...

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I know how I'm supposed to do it, but my "change background" page looks like Vista's and not what all the pictures of Windows 7 have shown me it's supposed to look like. As a result, the option to pick photos for a "picture library" isn't there and whenever I do select a photo, clicking the "ok" button or even "cancel" doesn't do anything.

Note: If I pick one of the preset themes like "Architecture", etc. it will change the background and do a slideshow accordingly. I just can't create my own or change to anything aside from the default themes.

Other things to note, I have an HP Pavilion dv6871 which HP did not choose to release updated Windows 7 drivers for, so I assume that is the likely culprit. Heard of this problem before and any tips? Thank you for any replies.

A:Just upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, can't change desktop background

Click on the browse button and then navigate to the folder containing your pictures then click on OK.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I am unable to change my background and am unable to see thumbnails. I have added a screenshot of my personalization menu to show the problem. I would like to be able to make it so my themes/thumbnails show and so i can change my desktop background at will. Not looking for just a quick fix. Wanting to fix the problem.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Unable to change background/see thumbnails

see this for the thumbnails.
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
See below for the theme issue.

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I have a windows 7 home premium laptop that I am trying to connect to my office PC via VPN. I can make the vpn connection and login to my office PC. I launch into my Outlook but when I exit and try to go to another desktop program I get disconnected everytime from my session. what can I do?

A:remote desktop and Windows 7 Home premium

Are there any related error messages in your application event log? After you get disconnected, are you able to RDP back into the office PC?

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Dear fellows,

i have learned via internet that Windows 7 Home Premium computer cant b accessed remotly but it can access computer remotly ( with professional or ultimate versions). Isnt it????

Unfortunattly i have Home Premium, i have found a Patch " rdp concurrent" which they say can allow Home Premium Versions to be accessed remotly. Is this safe to use this patch? or is there anyother way to overcome this issuse?

i want remote connection over the internet, how to make a remote connection so that i can login remotly whenever i want???

please guide me as i dont want to use any other softerware.

A:Remote Desktop in Windows 7 Home Premium

Enable Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 - Hoff Says
That's safe. It only has the files termsrv.dll, termsrv.exe, rdpclip.dll, rdpclip.exe
And a firewall rule.

Those 4 files are just put in %SystemRoot%\System32\
They are taken from a win7 ultimate machine. At least that's what they normally do

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k my computer has been running really slow.. some web pages will load and others will not. when i click to find the problem there is no problem found. Stinks~~ and I was advised to download hijack this.. I have tired not to use internet explorer and used firefox instead.. same things happen.. I was thinking it was a virus or trojan...i tried to download housecalls' free online scan to see if would find anything that my subscription to webroot wasn't finding.. then i was unable to successfully download the house call... soo... tired of it being so slow... i restarted it to a prior date~~~that did not work.. been thinking of wiping it clean but MAN how i DON"T want to do that... too much of a hassle.. hopes that all the info you need.. here is my log. from hijack this...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:40:24 PM, on 1/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Walgreens\Walgreens PhotoShow ... Read more

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Desktop 32

okay so what other information do i need to provide....thanks

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I have spent a couple of weeks researching this with no fix.
Maybe because most of the posts I have read have not contained enough information.

Just to rule out the unnecessary posts, YES I have done the Malware, Spyware, Virus, etc. checks. Not related. Also have tried this running Norton, Bitdefender and currently MSE.

On a fresh reboot everything runs normally. Can open programs, access the start menu, access "My Computer" on the desktop. I am running Firefox and IE 9 for browsers. Can open and use the browsers with no problems. As soon as I pin a program short cut to the task bar or delete an old short cut from the desktop, I lose the ability to open any of the remaining desktop short cuts. Including the My Computer. Each one will highlight when mouse over but will not function.

I can reproduce this over and over. Reboot always fixes it until I alter short cuts again. I believe it is related to the 64 bit version, as I have tried it on 32 bit and all works fine. I need to use the 64 bit for my needs so I need to figure this out.

My test between 32 and 64 included the same hardware and software loaded with the appropriate drivers (32 or 64) as required.

Thanks for trying to help.

A:Unresponsive desktop shortcuts Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

Your problem is a puzzling. Do you have installed one of those 3rd party programs to make your computer look pretty, change icons, desktops so they don't look like Windows 7 O.E.M.?

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Every time I try change my desktop wallpaper it just reverts back to solid colour. I can change between solid colours, but it won't even let me return to the default wallpaper. I've tried checking my power settings and I've checked the Ease of Access center, and I've run a Spyware scan with no success. I tried creating a new user account and I can change the wallpaper fine in the new one, but I'd rather not move all my files over to another profile. I'm the administrator, so it won't be because of any permission issues. Any help please?

A:Cannot change desktop wallpaper for Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Never mind, just deleted TranscodedWallpaper and it worked. Other forums were telling me to rename it, I just deleted it.

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Dear Forum,

I recently changed computer and therefore had to use a external hard drive.

I have placed some documents onto the desktop until l
1. I figure out where to locate it.
2. I also recently had the Windows Update crash my documents and altered the settings - after looking how to do it.
Recycle Bin Corrupt and Permission settings confusion - external hdd

I followed a prior thread and my Command Prompt has not moved from the last command

To solve the desktop issue: (also elevated command prompt)

cd %userprofile%
You see C:\users\<your name> now.


icacls Contacts /reset /T /C
icacls Desktop /reset /T /C
icacls Documents /reset /T /C
icacls Downloads /reset /T /C
icacls Favorites /reset /T /C
icacls Links /reset /T /C
icacls Music /reset /T /C
icacls Pictures /reset /T /C
icacls "Saved Games" /reset /T /C
icacls Searches /reset /T /C
icacls Videos /reset /T /C
icacls appdata /reset /T /C
Is this common thing to happen?

I am being patient. I am glad that I had assistance from this forum. Better than others.

I am hopeless. I think I was inpatient, and perfectionist and should not go into items I should not. I am now going through all the issues of retrieving everything from the recycle bin. That caused a multitude of problems. I also have invested in a couple of external hard drives from a nurse that felt sorry for me.

I have left most things alone - I lacked a lot of energy and had no time.

T... Read more

A:Permission settings from Desktop - Windows 7 32 Home Premium

I'm unsure of all of the items your moving onto the new machine,
You can use this on Personal files/ programs would not qualify as a personal file,

Permissions- inheritable,

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Vista Home Premium, I power it on & no matter the choice(s), it still will not go to the desk top.
I asked the owner when she last had it on & she told me about a week ago.
First thing I see is the Gateway screen with Boot menu F 10 & BIOS Settings F2.
Next screen shows Windows Boot Manager with 20 seconds to choose options.
One option says Windows Vista Home Premium (recovered)
Windows Error recovery is next screen & so on.

A:Friends Windows Vista Home Premium won't boot to desktop

Maybe a hard drive failure...

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I am trying to access my Laptop using Remote Desktop, but unfortunately after hours of troubleshooting I gave up :-(
I hope the following feedback of what I've done or observed will help solve this issue:
- No listening on TCP Port 3389 was displayed after executing netstat in cmd line

- Remote Desktop Service in services.msc is set to automatic and restarted several times
- TermService running in Task Manager with PID 1196. Netstat shows however that UDP is listening on port 5355 for that PID

- RD access is activated accordingly in the system control panel.
- Deactivating the firewall didn't help
- May be an important observation : Since following two drivers are not listed under the Device Manager:

Remote Desktop Services Security Filter DriverRDP Winstation Driver
I found those two under my windows 7 pro OS on another PC and in several postings in internet related to this topic.

Thanks in advance for your help !!

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Hi All,

I got a laptop with Windows 7 Home premium edition on it from a friend.
Turning it on I am able to reach the normal screen with the welcome word, however
after that instead to see the normal Windows 7 desktop I see a black screen the mouse cursor
and a text on the right bottom saying that that copy of Windows 7 (build 7601) is not genuine.
As a general information, under the laptop there is product key code.
Before writing here I just checked the entire system for malware viruses and so on using
the kaspersky rescue disk without finding any problems.

The following is the output from the MGADiag tool. After clicking on the Copy button however
I got a message from the tooll saying that were problems copying text...

Thank you

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x8007043c
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BFF84-6GFC2-BWX77
Windows Product Key Hash: EkRG02noirn1etiserf2jJnVqlM=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00017
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {16582EF2-7EE2-47F3-B977-E33432B495C4}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
TTS Error:
Validati... Read more

A:Black desktop & not genuine message (Windows 7 home premium)

Hi codevisio

Did you run the MGADiag tool inside Safe Mode ?

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Hello. My computer was in sleep mode and would not respond to my key pressing or mouse clicking. I turned it off at the button and restarted it only to have it continue in sleep mode with a blinking light. I then unplugged the cord and plugged it back in. The light now is solid on restarts but still nothing to the monitor, keyboard or mouse. No beeps either. I unplugged all USB and all attachments in the back and am still getting the same result. Any suggestions?

A:My windows vista home premium desktop will not turn on, just a light and fan

What is the make and model?

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Hi All,
I am able to do RDP from windows 7 to windows 10 pro using port forwarding but not able to from windows 10 pro to windows 7.
I tried VPN way (it says it connected and in windows 7 incoming clients it shows connection but when I do RDP does not connect and also with port forwarding)


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Now and again, when I switch my computer on first thing in the morning, my desktop comes on with huge icons. Its a bit annoying but I've found that if I just leave things alone, the next day my desktop is back to normal. (I presume its something to do with Microsoft updating or something). This time, its been three days and my desktop still has the large icons, although by going into display we've managed to change them from huge to just large, although in saying that they are still twice the normal size.

The problem is, this time everything is huge - word, emails, internet; the lot, and its very difficult to read things or work online. I have to keep sliding the bar across the bottom of the screen to be able to see whats on the right hand side of the screen. Very frustrating.

It seems that this has been occurring since I bought Windows 7 about three/four years ago but I can't swear to it.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to return things back to normal?

A:Solved: How to reduce desktop icon sizes - Windows 7 Home Premium

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Help, PLEASE!  A website told me i needed to update java, so i did... apparently this adware DESKTOP TEMPERATURE MONITOR by System Alerts LLC came along for the ride! (sorry, frustrated! as i'm sure everyone else has been also!)  next thing i know browser changed, adds popup, redirected to their webpages in the middle of work and all work lost.  finally figured out where and who this came from, but cannot uninstall in programs and features.  gives me a list of programs and etc(?) that has to be closed first, unable, told to do manually, still unable but then microsoft flashes message that critical error occured and has to shut down.  i've run scans of everything i can think of and nothing.  tried fixes, support, and so lost i dont remember what im trying to do at times. 
my goals:  1) remove this adware  2) turn windows defender on  3) try to reinstall adaptors: microsoft Tun miniport adaptor, and microsoft 6to4 adaptor #2.    without crashing my computer completely!

A:adware: Desktop Temperature Monitor in Windows Vista Home Premium

The OP has now solve the problem.

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I've had my ASUS CG5270 for a few months now and it originally ran fine with Windows Vista Home Premium (64bit) (As "fine" as it can run with garbage vista) and After receiving the free Windows 7 upgrade from ASUS and Installing it, my computer freezes randomly.

There are several ways it has frozen, and is freezing. *Note in all of these freezes/crashes it gets pix-elated usually around the mouse cursor or somewhere else on the screen and usually ends with a loss of image with the monitor displaying no video input. Sometimes the video would comeback to a scrambled BSOD and a reboot*

-I would play a DVD in windows media player and half way or so the sound would freeze resulting in a frozen computer.

-I boot up various games like TF2 and It would freeze while Alt Tabbing out and then back in or just playing.

-When I am just using programs like skype voice chatting...opening an MP3.

-Apparently when I open a video file on my computer in Windows Media Player (This JUST happened)

The freezes are random and unpredictable (except for above criteria).

I contacted ASUS support via their live chat and the agent told me to do a clean install with win 7 (As I had opted for the upgrade mode initially). I did this and still had my freezing problem. I have noticed this is not an uncommon problem especially with ASUS products. I also have tried throwing my PC in High Performance Mode, and updating all of my drivers with a program called Driver Genius P... Read more

A:ASUS CG5270 Desktop Freezing (BSOD) Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit)

Bump. If someone could please help me out I really would appreciate it.

-Max G.

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A:Remote Desktop from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows XP

I'm doing it from my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to XP Pro. What sucks is when I replace the XP box with Windows 7 I'll have to put Professional on it to keep doing it. That or go third party with something like VNC. As mentioned you can't remote into Home Premium.

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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Desktop on my Win 2000 machine has background page in Properties menu; since I reformatted I have lost the window with Tile, Center, Stretch selections and page has reverted to radio buttons for Tile and Center choice. How can I get box with choices back? 5 of 6 other machines in office have window; one other is configured with radio buttons. Without stretch Co logo is skewed pretty badly...

A:Desktop Properties Background page

Have you played around with TweakUI ???Please send a reply, if you solved the problem !!!

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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Hello, I've just purchased my new HP computer from bestbuy a week ago. I did have the geeksquad perform a security setup which should take care of optimizing it. The OS is Vista Home Premium and it's got 3 gigs of ram. The processor is AMD Athlon(tm) 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+2.80 GHz. It's got the latest version of IE and Windows Media Player on it. The problem is it is loading some videos and some webpage very slow (it's even slower then my old computer with windows 98). I've even ran the regCure and spySweeper on it and it doesn't seem to help. Isn't a windows Vista problem or is possibly wrong? Please help, what else can I do to help with it's slow video and page loading problem?

A:slow video and page loading for vista home premium

confuser said:

Hello, I've just purchased my new HP computer from bestbuy a week ago. I did have the geeksquad perform a security setup which should take care of optimizing it. The OS is Vista Home Premium and it's got 3 gigs of ram. The processor is AMD Athlon(tm) 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5600+2.80 GHz. It's got the latest version of IE and Windows Media Player on it. The problem is it is loading some videos and some webpage very slow (it's even slower then my old computer with windows 98). I've even ran the regCure and spySweeper on it and it doesn't seem to help. Isn't a windows Vista problem or is possibly wrong? Please help, what else can I do to help with it's slow video and page loading problem?Click to expand...

sure you havn't got spyware if internet is slow?try free spybot search and destroy,or pctools spyware doctor also free.
It's interesting what nasties these find,

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Are there any new setting changes I need to make on my XP Pro machine, so I can access it with Remote Desktop from my Vista Home Premium machine?

I'm able to RDP into a box with Server 2003, but I cannont access my local XP Pro machine with my new Home Premium laptop.


A:Home Premium Remote Desktop to XP

Also, I can access shared folders on the computer running XP from my Vista laptop... in case that matters.

I also downloaded and used TeamViewer, and although it worked I was only able to take control of the XP machine if I'd already logged in, which isn't what I need.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi Everyone: Thanks in advance for your help.

I got my father a new win XP home edition. It's running service pack 2 with a G965 Intel Express Chipset for display driver. I haven't installed any software, other than windows updates.

The strange thing is that I can't change the desktop picture; I can only change the color. I've searched the forums and the web, and I found the following advice.

First, check the 'web' tab in properties, desktop, and customize desktop. Like many others, I don't have the web tab. So, I follow the advice and check out:

hkcu\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies (and then explorer and system)
hklm\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies (and then explorer and system)

The only thing I have related to that is in

where it says

So, i change that to 0. When I do that, I now have the Web tab in display properties. The lock desktop is not checked, nor is my homepage checked. I now am also able to see pictures instead of just patterns (e.g. coffee beans) under background. However, when I select a picture, it doesn't change the desktop.

What's more strange is that if I reboot, I see the picture briefly, but then it disappears and the blue (or whatever color I pick) screen shows up. What's even worse is that any registry changes related to active desktop go back to the way they were.

If I create ... Read more

A:New Background Desktop Problem in XP Home

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Hi guys... I have a series of questions about this topic:

I'm using Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 on my desktop PC... and on my laptop I have Home Premium 32-bit SP1... when I'm away from home and on my laptop (school, work, etc) I would like to connect to my desktop at home so I can run stuff, etc etc etc... but the problem is I don't know how to set these things up!! I don't even know if it's possible for a 32-bit to connect to a 64-bit.

As for the connection on the desktop, it is hooked up on a Linksys WRT54GL router running DSL. Laptop would connect mainly wirelessly. I don't have any "aftermarket" firewall programs on my desktop (only Windows Firewall enabled).

I've never done anything with remote desktop before except back in the days when I had dedicated servers (those had info provided with remote desktop connection etc etc). I'm desperate to find a way to do it with my own machines!!

Any help appreciated. Good day!


A:Using remote desktop with Vista Home Premium 64-bit

teamviewer is the easyest way to do that
its very very easy to set up jus launch on both ends and enter the ID and the password and it conacts and instantly schows you whats on the pc and it works very smooth
i think you can also set it up to run at startup so you can do stuf like restarting the computer ect...

logmein is a more complex one ut it has more options

windows has a build in tool to but i don't like it that much

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Hi, I live in Surprise AZ and would say I have a intermediate knowledge of computers. However, I have a virus that I do not know how to deal with. We have access to some computer techs in our community and one referred me to this site for help as the virus is on my desktop and therefore would have difficulty taking it in. I am running Win 7 Home Premium. Thank you for this opportunity to work with you.

I am working on a desktop PC with Win 7 Home Premium installed. I was working in Quicken last night and it started running very slow. I had installed some software during the day that allows people on a network to access songs from my computer and vice versa. I went into my msconfig settings to turn off some of the programs running in the background and restarted, thinking that might be why I was running slow. Rebooted my computer and noticed that there were two red X's on the task bar icons in the lower right hand corner for the audio service and there was a message to solve a PC issue in the Action Center. The Windows Security Center can't be started and neither can the Audio Service and I do not have access to the internet or my printer. My computer tech friend, who referred me to this site, suggested that the virus might have checked, in internet options, the proxy settings, so he instructed me to turn them off. There turned out to be no check next to proxy settings in the Lan Settings so I left that alone. I also have MS Outlook where I use Fed Ex to ship business... Read more

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To the best of my knowledge, I've never noticed a folder on the desktop of a Vista Home Premium specifically named "desktop". On mine, it has one & 99% of the time ALL downloads go in it. I have even deleted said folder but it always returns. No biggie, just curious.

A:Vista Home Premium desktop folder?

Probably whatever software you use for downloads (or at least one of them, such as Internet Explorer or Firefox) has accidently got a default value for the download location of 'desktop'. If you use a specialist downloader that would be the first place to look.

The trick will be to establish a different location to be used as default. You are using Vista I assume, but from Win 7 onwards, the location tends to default to the last one you specifically chose when prompted.

So download something, and take the option to 'let me choose' then select whatever you want, such as Favorites\downloads. The default should normally be Favorites\downloads (see below)

Note on a standard PC there are already several directories called 'desktop', for instance under Favorites, and under c:\users\ every user including \public and \default also has one. It's all hopelessly and unnecessarily complicated. For instance the location I just mentioned, 'Favorites' is not a real location at all, but is really C:\users\<myusername>

Also it is still quite common for older type software to assume the desktop is a reasonable place to put a downloaded file. This is mainly because it shows up under the users nose all the time, under any windows version. But to be honest, once you start trying to understand the whys and wherefores of a Windows OS you are just pointlessly shortening your life.

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A friend told me she was doing some school work of some sort on it & now she nor I can get it to boot to desktop. She said it has a virus,but....
I however did manage just now to get it to the desktop & was in the process of checking the settings in Google Chrome when the screen went black. Since then, I've tried f8 repeatedly, last known configuration a few times, safe mode with networking & probably others & no joy.
I talked to her & told her I might have to reset it to factory settings & she'd lose everything. She said that would be ok. Its a Windows 7 Home Premium laptop Model SVE14118FXW
I was considering putting Firefox portable on a flashdrive so I could hopefully get a scan or two going,but I don't know.
I will continue to "try" to get it up & going & post back if I have any luck, thanks, any ideas

A:Vista Home Premium won't boot to desktop

I think I should of posted this in Virus & Malware. Got Eset online scanner running in safe mode now.

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This is from MS's Windows Vista Help:

You cannot use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to remote (host) computers running the following editions of Windows Vista:

? Windows Vista Starter

? Windows Vista Home Basic

? Windows Vista Home Basic N

? Windows Vista Home Premium

I guess I should have done my research before I purchased Home Premium...

When I had XP on my office PC (in my upstairs office), I would often use remote desktop from my laptop while watching TV and such. Can't do that anymore!

Is there any work around for this other than PCAnywhere or a similar product?


A:Home Premium and Remote Desktop Connection

Well, you could use any variety of VNC to achieve a work around. They aren't nearly as seamless as the windows remote desktop, but they do work in a pinch.

RealVNC -
UltraVNC -
TightVNC -

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Hi everyone,
I have scoured the web for a solution to this. Yes, I know MS built Vista HP not to be able to "receive" Remote Desktop.

Right now my Vista HP 64 can easily "send" Remote Desktop out to my Windows 7 Pro and XP Pro systems.
So! Is there a current tool/hack anywhere which I can use to RD "TO" VHP???

I am not interested in any third party tools such as LogMeIn where my credentials leave my house. I want to stay completely behind my firewall.

Any working solution will be really appreciated.


A:Remote Desktop TO Vista Home Premium(HP)

I am familiar with team viewer, and you are probably, too
It probably does not meet your criteria, however.
I do know that team viewer is a great product

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Does anyone know is there an add on/patch/link/3rd party software that I can download so my Vista home premium laptop has remote desktop capabilities? I know there is one you can download for xp home. I was told when I bought the laptop that it had remote desktop, but unfortunately it doesn't and I really need it! Any help would be so appreciated!!!

A:Remote Desktop for Vista home premium?

Did you Google Vista Remote Desktop? If there is one, that's how I'd find it. Ultimate and Business have it, at least it works here.

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Hi All,

I did the Vista compatibility scan on my desktop last night, and received the recommendation to use Vista Business.

This desktop is a home use machine, and I would prefer to use home premium

the spec for the desktop is:

Gigabyte GA-945GCMX-S2 motherboard (Rev 6.6 1066 FSB)
Intel Pentium Dual-core E2160 Processor (800 FSB)
ATI Radeon X1300 PRO Graphics card (256Mb Ram)
2 X Seagate SATA HDD's running in IDE Mode
Windows XP Professional (My Employer's Corporate version)
Office 2003 (Corporate version)
Gigabyte GD-1703BP V.3 17" LCD Monitor (soon to be replaced with a ASUS MB19TU 19" wide screen LCD)
I also have a HP PSC 1110 All-in-one printer and a CANON PiXma 4000 printer attached to the PC, and have been told to get the Vista drivers from the vendor (no problem with that!), same as for the Radeon

Could you advise - it seems that the business version does not support the multimedia apps. as well as HP does



A:Will Vista Home Premium Work On My Desktop?

It probably noted the corporate editions and that's the reason it recommended Business. I'd suggest that you check out the features here for specifics on what you get/don't get:'t forget to check the Canon and HP websites for Vista-compatible drivers for your printers before upgrading - this will surely affect your decision to upgrade. The Radeon drivers are available for Vista. Here's a link to the Vista drivers for your mobo at Gigabyte:

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Yesterday my PC crashed, and now when I log on to Windows I have NO DESKTOP. Luckily, the one thing that does come up is the Documents folder in Windows Explorer, and from there I can get to most of my files. This works, but it's a real pain to have no desktop or start bar.

Tried calling Windows support, no help there. Tried using the online chat, and that was even worse. You would think that a multi-billion dollar company could at least have the decency to provide real service for those unfortunate enough to have to use their buggy, proprietary software.

Anyway, I figure there's probably a fairly simple solution to this, and I've just overlooked it. I was trying to play a movie on DivX when it crashed. I tried deleting the .avi and uninstalling the DivX player, no luck. Tried booting in safe mode, and I get the same problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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a friend of mine has Vista home on a compaq laptop,,he ran disk cleanup and the desktop background and the option for it are gone and when he tires to put it back it says ask the administrator but, he is the administrator and only user?? any help woul be appreciated,,thanks

A:disappeared desktop background on Vista Home

Hello spookyman

Try a System Restore

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I have always had a facilty sign above clock on bottom right corner which enabled me to change/view the clarity/size of page details from 100% to 150% to 200% etc. This has suddenly disappeared and I do not know why??? Also at the same time my desk top icons were always displayed on a white background until 2 days ago when this changed unannounced to black and then the next day this had now become blue!!!!
Causes and cures would be much appreciated


Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel Corporation 865 Embedded Graphics Controller, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 300105 MB; G: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 206860 MB;
Motherboard: , 865M01
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

A:Solved: Page clarity symbol on taskbar & desktop background colour

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ok i give up, honest i did rtfm, well google, but not finding anything that says definite yes or no, "can i rdc from winxp to win7 home premium?"
i can rdc from the win7 to my xppro, but trying to get back from the xp pro machine to the win7 not connecting
did all the enabling in win 7 system, have all win firewall disabled, using comodo instead and opened up the standard win rdc port in comodo, one thing i noticed the dhcp public ip for the win 7 machine has a subnet, instead of the usual, don't think that should make a diff, but just putting that out there

A:remote desktop winxp pro to win7 home premium

Win 7 HP does not include the RDP host, only the client. Need 7 Pro or Ultimate to make use of RDP with the Win 7 machine as host.

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I have a new Gateway Desktop with Windows Home Premium. The computer freezes up constantly. I could be running a program, or surfing the net, or simply waiting for the system to boot. I restored the OS to factory settings and loaded nothing but Windows updates and I have not connected any hardware to it. It still freezes. The comp is a month old and Gateway is useless, Frys-where I bought it-tells me they arent responsible for non-functional products (go figure) and Microsoft is telling me its Gateway's problem. Anyone got any ideas?

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I have two xp pro systems one desktop and laptop, and a new laptop running Vista Home Premium 32bit the xp pro computers will share no problem, they will even see my vista laptop (I shared my dvd drive and a few folders) xp to vista share is okay
I can not get my Vista laptop to see either xp pro computer desktop or xp laptop, the newtork name is correct on all three I have spent over 3 hrs. trying to get it to work.

I did about 1 1/2 yrs ago desktop power supply died and just now got around to fixing it, did not really need it so I was not in a hurry

I use zone alarm for firewalls and have turned all off and still no luck

Any help would be great

A:Need to network XP pro Desktop with Vista Home Premium 32bit

Hi tonyzz, and welcome to the Vista Forums

As you have sharing one way it could be the "new" methods used by vista for network discovery that is causing the problem.

Microsoft have released a patch for XP to allow vista machines to see them in the Sharing Center

Download details: Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)

You can also try to connect using the Start menu Seach bar - enter the address in the form \\severname\sharename and Vista Should find it

Hope this helps

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Okay, so I beat my head against my desk for 20 minutes this morning because I couldn't see the "Remote Desktop" section under the "Remote" tab in "System Properties" under "Allow Remote Access" in "System and Security"...

Then I realized that one of my machines is running Win7 Home Premium and the other is running Win7 Professional. According to MS's website, Win7HP users can't allow a remote desktop connection.

So my questions is... what is there a "Remote Setting" link and what does "All Remote Assistance" connections to this computer do if not allow "Remote Desktop" connections?

I guess I don't understand the difference. Color me ignorant, but I thought (probably wrongly) that Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance were the same thing... But they aren't, right?


A:Question about Remote Desktop and Win7 Home Premium

I searched for differences between Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance in Win7 and didn't really find a side-by-side comparison. I found articles talking about the differences in XP, but not Win7.

I did notice one difference: With RA the person needing help has to initiate the process, right? I thought that I read that RD was faster than RA... is that correct? Any other differences in capabilities? Thanks...

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We have a employee trying to connect to her workstation at the office from her home computer, but the desktop connection will not connect.

We have established a successful VPN connection to the SBS 2003 R2 Server, and can even remote desktop into the server, but we cannot connect to the workstation even using the network IP address for that machine.

Home PC = Vista Home Premium
Network Server = SBS 2003 R2
Workstation = Vista Ultimate
VPN = Microsoft Application via the OS
Remote Connection = Microsoft on the OS

Can anyone help us identify why we can connect to the server but not the workstation?

Thank you,


A:Remote Desktop Connections - Vista Home Premium

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Hello --

I'm thinking of upgrading to Win 7 home premium since XP is no longer supported. I run it through my Mac with parallels.

Stupid questions, maybe, but I'll ask them:

Does home premium have remote desktop and if so is it possible to use it with a wireless internet connection? I seemed to have been able to do this with XP, but the bitrate was slow, and it's jut been upgraded to handle streaming audio (the work that I do streams audio from a server, rather than downloading it; just the way my employer wants it).

Do I need an ethernet cable running to my Mac, or can I use the airport connection (the wireless internet option) to stream audio?

A:Does Win 7 home premium: remote desktop: wireless internet possible

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can compare the features here:
Compare Windows 7 Editions

All versions of W7 can connect to other computers using a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). But only Pro and above can host an RDC session. In other words, only Pro and above cal receive an RDC call.

I use a wireless connection with RDC. I can stream audio and video via RDC via wireless. I'm just not sure about an airport connection. You let us know :-)

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Okay, I'm at a total loss here.

I have looked everywhere, Google, this forum, everywhere, and I cannot fin the answer. I've tried RegEdit, EoA, Personalization, Iris control panel, and NVIDIA control panel. The entire 9 yards, and probably 9 more.

MY DESKTOP WILL NOT STAY AT THE IMAGE THAT I SET IT AT. Every time I restart the computer, the desktop background will start out at my set image, then go back to the black screen. My icons stay where they are, and what's set to be on my desktop, but the image goes black. Is there a way that anyone can help me? I don't know if it's Samsung's fiddling with it, or otherwise, but it's truly, properly irritating.

Thanks in advance.


*EDIT* Figured it out. It was Samsung's ECO Mode.

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I have a pc that our neighbor gave us a win 7 home premium 64bit dell inspiron 560 tower duo core 3 ghz 4 gb ram they gave up on it saying it just won't stay on.

First thing I noticed was the date was all wrong, i changed it but sure enough within 60 secs the thing shut down on me, signed in again same thing no matter what I do it shut down.

I changed the cmos battery since i had a new spare, also tried startup repair it finishes tells me to restart yet does same thing.

Took it apart pretty clean inside, fans all working checked cables reseated ram, changed cmos battery, here is the ODD part, if I don't connect the internet the thing stays running! If I connect the ethernet within a min the thing dumps and restarts.

I am in the process of moving some cleaning tools like spybot, superantispyware, malaware, etc to a thumbdrive and am going to see if i can get them to load scan etc can't quite update them (yet) but figure I will see where I am at with that.

What other things could I check or do, I figured maybe remove the cpu and use new paste altho this isn't that old, and it doesn't seem to be overheating that I can really tell, I do have a psu tester i can see if I am getting stable voltage but just find it odd that it runs if there is no internet connected....

Right now I have the thumbdrive loading up on the main pc and ill see if i cant at least install and start some basic spyware/virus stuff on it as that might be it, just looking for other ideas to check too.

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A:Win 7 Home Premium after logging in desktop starts then pc turns off

Try going into your BIOS and seeing if you have something like LAN Boot ROM enabled, or something like it. It might be enabled and causing problems. I think your problem is more likely hardware (or possibly malware, so do the scans you were talking about) since the machine does this only when the Ethernet cable is connected.

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I'm afraid I might already know the answer - is it true the only Professional and Ultimate versions of Windows 7 can accept Remote Desktop Connection requests? I read on a post from 2009 that "any version of Windows 7 can act as a Remote Desktop client, but only Ultimate and Profession can host a Remote Desktop."

I'm not sure I completely understand that - I do understand what host and client mean.

However,d despite lots of different setting changes, I can't connect to this Windows machine using Remote Desktop.

In my job at IBM, I connect to hundreds of computers daily using Remote Desktop, easily. That's why the OS version issue seems like a strong, but frustrating, possibility.


A:Remote Desktop can't connect to Winows 7 Home Premium

The host in remote situations is the person taking control.
The client is the one being assisted.

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Does anyone know is there an add on/patch/link/3rd party software that I can download so my Vista home premium laptop has remote desktop capabilities? I know there is one you can download for xp home. I was told when I bought the laptop that it had remote desktop, but unfortunately it doesn't and I really need it! Any help would be so appreciated!!!

A:Solved: Remote Desktop for Vista home premium?

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i am using window 7 home basic 64 bit.
when i click on an image and set that image as "desktop background" then it does not effect anything.
even i go to control panel and then background setting and set or change background then also it does not do anything.
please fix this window problem even though my window is genuine.

A:not able to set image as desktop background in window home basic 64 bi

Hi ravindra0592,

My name is Mekh and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell.
Please check the below link to see how to customize your desktop.
Video&#58; Personalizing your PC - Help &#38; How-to - Microsoft Windows

Hope that helps.

Mekh Subba
Dell Social Media Responder.

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Hello all.

I have a question i have vista home premium om my laptop and i am buying vista home prem 64bit for my new tower i built.

I know that home prem does not have remote desktop. so what program would i want to use in vista to do remote desktop.

what i want to do is be on my laptop and be able to log on my tower which will be in the basement.

thanks for the help and ideas.


A:Looking for good remote desktop tool to run on vista home premium

I use Tight VNC, its Free and fast.

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Hi, I'm new here.

I have just purchased a new Asus M51VR notebook with Vista Home Premium SP1 pre-installed & all Windows updates downloaded. All working well so far (my first experience with Vista) except whenever I restart Windows my desktop icons appear briefly then disappear. This only happens with my desktop icons - my taskbar & gadgets are all visible. I can right-click on my desktop & in the "view" sub-menu I uncheck then check "Show desktop icons" & my icons re-appear - until I restart Windows again & they disappear again. I have tried another method by closing the "explorer.exe" process in task manager, then opening the DOS window & deleting the "iconcache.db" file in "C:\Users\****\AppData\Local" folder, then restarting explorer (re-building the "iconcache.db" file) & my icons re-appear - until I restart Windows . The only other way I can access my "invisible" desktop icons is by enabling the desktop toolbar on the taskbar, but this will not do. I have also installed, updated & run latest versions of Spybot & SUPERAntiSpyware with nil results. I have downloaded HijackThis but have not run it yet, as I am not that confident enough with Windows processes.

I believe another process may be interfering on startup, by the manner in which the icons appear briefly then disappear as all the startup processes load? Or is it a simple Vista glitch ... Read more

A:Vista Home Premium Desktop Icons Disappear On Startup

Hi brodes

I also recently got an ASUS M51V Series notebook with Window Vista pre-installed. I have been going round the bend trying to solve this - so thanks for the updated post - your solution worked prefectly . I hadn't changed the power settings (but my 5 yr old was playing on it - so I'm guessing he somehow changed it). I'm also guessing (I don't know much about the technical side of computing) that the other setting must stop all "unnecessary" power usage, and that may be why the icons disappear.

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PC Mesh Intel (R) Core(TM) Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40ghz
4 GB Ram 64 Bit Operating System
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2

When turning on the computer, it processes through to the desktop, but all I get is a black screen with a thin pink line down the sid eof the screen.

I can get on fine with Safe Mode with Networking and can get onto the Internet that way. Thought it might have been the video card, but can't be as everything looks fine in Safemode.

Can anybody help me to go through the process on how to solve it please.

Please bear in mind, This is my daughters PC who is doing her GCSE's and is Autistic, so is getting stressed (not your problem, but thought I would menetion it, so u understand where I am coming from.


A:Solved: Problem logging onto Desktop (Vista Home Premium). Help please

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I upgraded from Windows 7 Starter to Home Premium yesterday. Unfortunatley. I forgot to uninstall Oceanis before upgrading. I uninstalled Oceanis after and now all I can get is a black screen. I know I remember changing the regedit when I installed Oceanis but don't know how to change it back. I have a Asus EEE PC 1005HA. Any help would be appreciated.


A:Upgraded to W7 Home Premium, uninstalled Oceanis, can't change desktop

I would give this a try, SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It will scan and try to fix corrupt files, you may have to run it a few times (with reboots in between) if it doesn't fix them all the first time.

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I just joined this forum. I recently upgraded to win 7 home premium 64 bit from xp. I have AV Lab Multimedia Desktop Theater AVL320 sound system. It worked fine with XP, never a problem. With Windows 7 I can use the headset but not the AVL320 sound system as it is not recognised. Any solutions please, I'm getting grey hairs from frustration.
I wonder if the fact that the sound system is analog is the culprit.

A:windows7 home premium 64bit desktop sound does not work

montaya, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Did you remember to install the drivers for your sound card?

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Hi, any help will be appreciated..
When I open my C:\WINDOWS window on My Computer, I get this weird picture of a manga-ish samurai (which I'm positive I've never intentionally downloaded) as the window background. Other folders window background are unaffected. I've tried changing Window schemes, etc but no change. My PC still works fine, everything functions (except for iTunes & quicktime, but I think its unrelated) so it's merely annoyance really, but I'm worried if it is a virus, it might spread. I've tried scanning with Ad-Aware and Avast but no virus were found. Wanted to try the online Panda scanner but took too long (I'm connecting from Indonesia)
Here's my DSS main.txt:
Deckard's System Scanner v20070807.62
Run by Admin on 2007-08-09 at 10:54:29
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
27: 2007-08-09 03:54:35 UTC - RP28 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
26: 2007-08-09 02:58:43 UTC - RP27 - Installed Nokia Multimedia Factory
25: 2007-08-09 02:54:41 UTC - RP26 - Installed Nokia PC Suite
24: 2007-08-09 02:43:19 UTC - RP25 - Installed iTunes
23: 2007-08-09 02:42:05 UTC - RP24 - Removed Apple Mobile Device Support

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2007-07-23 06:05:47 UTC - RP2 - System Checkpoint

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A:Possible virus -- changed windows background (not desktop background)


Please copy this page to Notepad and save to your desktop for reference as you will not have any browsers open while you are carrying out portions of these instructions.

It's IMPORTANT to carry out the instructions in the sequence listed below.


Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop. Double click SDFix.exe and it will extract the files to %systemdrive% -(Drive that contains the Windows Directory, typically C:\SDFix)


Download Combofix and save it to your desktop.

**Note: It is important that it is saved directly to your desktop**


Close any open browsers.


Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.

Double click on combofix.exe & follow the prompts. When finished, it will produce a report for you.
I'll need the C:\ComboFix.txt in your next reply.

Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall


Please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, ... Read more

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Hello Folks, Firstly i would like to appologize if i've post in wrong section or there's a similiar problem posted already, i already search for similiar question but didnt found any. I did some google search, also with no luck.

Here's my story.

I've purchased an Acer Laptop last year, it came shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and i've been using this OS until now.

I really like this OS, this is the best OS i've ever tried but now i feel like upgrading to Windows 7 Professional x64.

So lets say if i have already purchased a copy of genuine Windows 7 Professional x64, how do i install it? Just insert the Installation Disc, and it shall prompt me with upgrade menu? Or Do i need to boot from CD-ROM and run installation from there?

Lets say if i can just run installation by inserting Installation Disc, and click "Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional", will it 'overwrite' my current documents/User Settings/Themes/Gadgets ?? These settings are important for me, i wish to keep them untouched if possible. This is question 1.

Question 2
What will happen to my previous Windows 7 Home Premium x64 licence if i decided to upgrade? When i bought this laptop, they dont give me any installation disc, so i cant re-install this OS.

Question 3
What will happen to my Ms Office 2010 licence ? As far as i know, once we activate the copy and register at Microsoft, which i already did, It cannot be activated twice.

Question 4
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A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here

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I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

A:Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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When I start up my Acer Aspire 5250, I am at the starting windows stage for several minutes than when it loads it enters my profile which has taken up to 7 minutes, but when I enter the desktop is completely blank, except for my cursor. all I can see is my cursor. I can enter the BIOS menu fine so I am stumped. If anyone has this issue or knows how they solved it please let me know.

A:Acer Aspire 5250 running home premium desktop will not display.

You can work through the steps in Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start to check for infection, try repairing the boot and System files, to see if you can get into Safe Mode or normal boot, then continue until its fixed with the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7.

But if you have the Acer factory install then that is the worst install of Win7 one can have to begin with. So what I would do is Clean Reinstall Windows 7 following everything that works best in Win7 in tens of thousands of installs we've directly helped with here, and which has been used by over a million consumers without a single complaint.

Everything needed is in the blue link, and you'll get and keep a perfect install to the exact extent you stick with the tools and methods given.

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own

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I recently bought a HP DV9548US Notebook running Windows Vista Home Premium. Lately, when I turn the computer on it takes about 30 seconds to get to the page where I choose my account and logon with a password. The strange part that is bothering me is that it takes about 1 minute to reach the actual desktop. I've seen similar posts, but not for my Vista version. So, I know there is probably something wrong, but not sure how to approach a solution.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Vista Home Premium - Black Screen After Logon Delay In Desktop Appearence

See if Vista Startup Repair can locate any issues:

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
HP s3240uk Pavilion Slimline
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469293 MB, Free - 374406 MB; J: Total - 381549 MB, Free - 202607 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Acacia, 1.00, MS1C79R82004688
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have found many well meaning suggestions aimed at helping others like me to resolve this annoying aspect of networking between Windows 7, Vista and XP but it seems like we are all banging our heads against a brick wall. I have tried every suggestion I can find on other forums but still my Windows 7 computer cannot access my XP Home or Vista machines. The message I see each time I try is as follows:- "\\WINXP (or \\VISTA) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions. The account is not authorised to log in from this station." You will of course appreciate that the 'administrator' is myself. I can access files and a printer on Windows 7 from the other two computers providing I place shared files in the public folder ... no problem with this.

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A:Solved: Windows 7 can see but not access files on XP Home SP3 and Vista Home Premium

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Please advice on the performance comparison between
- Windows 7 Home Basic versus
- Windows 7 Home Premium
assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM.

Just a hearsay...that Windows 7 Home Basic is lagging behind Windows 7 Home Premium in terms of performance assuming if both uses the same 8GB RAM. Please confirm whether this is true or not.

By the way, how to activate the Windows Aero in Windows 7 Basic???

A:Performance comparison btw. Windows 7 Home Basic versus Home Premium

Hello cheesum and welcome to Seven Forums.

Last question first. This tutorial may help enable Aero. Please note that there is no way to enable transparency on Windows Home Basic.

Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7

As far as performance, I have not been able to find any specific "speed" tests to say one way or the other.

Difference Between Windows 7 Home Basic and Home Premium | Difference Between | Windows 7 Home Basic vs Home Premium

But if Basic and Home Premium are run on two identical machines (not just identical RAM, but also identical hard drive/hard drive speed, identical CPU, identical programs and apps installed, etc) I would give a very slight performance advantage to Basic simply because it doesn't have the same amount of features that Home Premium has. Fewer features to load usually equals faster performance. But I think any performance advantage would be so slight it wouldn't make any appreciable difference.

I did find some comments comparing Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows 7 Professional.

performance difference 7 home premium vs. 7 professional? - Microsoft Community

Of course, others may completely disagree with my thoughts and that's cool. Healthy discussion and debate is welcomed.

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.



A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.


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We did a number of updates on our Dell 530 Inspiron desktop. The computer runs very well, although it will not stay asleep. After the updates, we noticed the Device Manager indicated that the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface had a Code(10). I followed all of the recommended reinstall driver recommendations, used Microsoft "Fix It," tried Device Manager/Action/Add Legacy Hardware to no avail. Now, under network adapters I now have the following: (1) Intel(R)82562V-2 10/100 (2) Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter #2 and #3. The machine runs perfectly except for sleeping as mentioned previously. It easily connects to the internet.

I would appreciate direction on (1) approach to solving this problem and/or (2) solution already listed that seems to fit this situation. Quite honestly, I don't feel like my skill level allows me to do much if any with the computer's registry unless it is very simple.

Thank you for taking the time to read and respond to this question.


A:Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface (Code10) Dell Desktop w Vista Home Premium

For the Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface either ignore it or right-click on it and see if you can disable or delete it.

For the waking up problem the first thing to check is possible devices waking it. For example, if the mouse is allowed to wake the machine it will sometimes do so as the result of the tiniest vibration.

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hi im using desktop pc windows xp sp3 home edition on c/drive and i have windows 7 home premium on d/partition dual boot i like windows 7 how do i remove xp from my pc when screen boots up i get choice whether i want to start windows 7 or earlier version

A:windows xp sp3 home edition and windows 7 home premium dual boot

Are you using two HD's or two Partitions

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management from Win XP & Windows 7?

Screenshot tools.
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Hi, I've been having BSOD problems(I don't actually see a BSOD the power just goes off) ever since I upgraded from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium.

It occasionally happens during start-up or randomly(no specific program or website) at other times. It will also occasionally freeze and then I need to reboot.

I'm new at this and not tech savvy so hopefully I've included all relevant information. If not please be kind.

My System:

32 bit
Original O/S: Vista(came pre-installed)
Windows 7: Upgrade Version
System hardware is about 4 to 5 years old
Age Of Windows 7: I upgraded to 7 about 3 months ago

A:BSOD after upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium

No DMP included...

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.
Please attach the DMP files to your next post not to post one.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.

To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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I have the student download of windows 7 home premium and after downloading and starting installation, it isnt compatible to upgrade from vista home premium. So do I have to burn some sort of dvd for installation, or can i just install from the download i was told to save on my desktop and let it do it's thing?

A:student download vista home premium to 7 home premium


Try making a DVD out of it, and doing a clean install.

Make bootable iso from student d/l

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Hope this helps,

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Hi guys and gals,
was on the web yesterday, one wrong move and... bam.
my desk top has turned black with a big yellow warning, also my home page was hijacked.
ran spy bot, and ad-aware se, managed to get my home page back, desk top still messed up, computer is running slow also. downloaded hjt here are the results, any help is appreciated.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:30:53 PM, on 12/19/2005
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Kodak\Kodak EasyShare software\bin\ptssvc.exe
C:\... Read more

A:desktop and home page hijacked

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I have a copy of Windows Vista Home Premium x86 and I want to DualBoot!!! Tell me: can I do this?? If I can, tell me how!!!

A:Can I DualBoot Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Vista Home Premium??

Well to do this you would need two product keys. Since you can only use one key on one installed system, to dual boot two vista OS you would need a seperate product key for each one, if you have two keys all you need are two seperate partitions to install them on.

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I am trying to connect to two computers that are connected to a Linksys Router using Remote Assistance on a Vista Home Premium Machine. I get the error message that the person you are trying to help may have closed remote assistance. I get the same message when trying to connect to either machine. I am guessing the problem is with a setting in the router, but I don't know what setting.

A:Remote Access from Vista Home Premium to Vista Home Premium and XP Home Edition

You should forward the ports on the router to the IP Addresses of the machines, that you want to connect to. On Symantec PC Anywhere, it is ports 5631 and 32, on Windows remote desktop connection it is port 3389 that needs to be forwarded.

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I've worked on this problem for quite a while with no success. Desktop has a mirror image of an about:blank web page that is also set as my homepage. I have not been able to get rid of the desktop image (which says my machine is being watched and I need new spyware software - nice). IE is a little messed up too. Has some kind of tracking going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here's a copy of my HijackThis log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:09:11 AM, on 8/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Avsynmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\Norton Ghost\Agent\GhostTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\WorkFlowTray.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\Opware14.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPagePro14.0\OpScheduler.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\PaperPort\pptd40nt.ex... Read more

A:Solved: Desktop and home page hijacking

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hello all,

i m using a dell inspiron m101z notebook which has windows 7 home basic prebuilt. now i got a very new win7 home premium dvd. and since yes i m not very good in all this computer stuff i have opened my own topic so that things bcom clearer to me.

i want to install home premium so how can i do it if i dont want to lose my files on the laptop. specially some dell softwares like webcam and all.

i went thru this tutorial. does this do the needful. it is ok i dont need to format my HD. but do i need to backup? also the notebook i use has only C drive n no other drive.

Clean Install Windows 7 from the Windows 7 Desktop

A:Windows 7 from home basic to home premium

Take a look at this:

No install files needed.
Only the Upgrade key is need.
Anytime upgrade only adds-on the Programs & Features from version to version.
Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to

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EDIT: After doing the Panda scan, it appears my IE home page is no longer hijacked, but my desktop still is and the other problems still persist, although I haven't seen a Norton alert since after I restarted my computer after the Panda online scan, which hasn't been too long now. However, before restarting my computer but after the Panda scan, I was getting the Norton alerts described below.


Just today my PC has been under attack from a bombardment of virus popups, my desktop being hijacked, and slowdowns. My Norton Antivirus has automatically deleted some stuff, and I did a scan with that as well as Panda Online scanner, AVG Antivirus and Ad-Aware. I'm still getting some Norton alerts, and my desktop and IE home page are still hijacked. Most noticeably, my PC is running slow, and oddly some things aren't working properly, like I can't open notepad (used Word to view the logs below), and when I right-click on my desktop and hit properties, no window comes up. To combat this, I tried going to the Control Panel and double-clicking Display, but again no window came up. Then out of curiousity, I tried the other Control Panel functions, and none of them were popping up windows when I double clicked them. This is really annoying, and I hope some of you great people can help me out!

The main alerts I've been getting from Norton are W32.Virut.B!dam (, which is scary, since the description s... Read more

A:My PC is infected, running slow, and my desktop and IE home page are hijacked

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i want to use spyware terminator and it only supports 32 bit vista as of now and i really want to use it on my new 64 bit HP it is the best and the only really good free spyware remover. i have spybot s&d right now and i dont like it i also have spyware blaster i like it but it isnt a traditional spyware remover so it really cant help me much i have avast antivirus and pc tools antivirus i had a copy of spyware doctor plus keygen but it doesnt support 64 bit either thanks for any help

A:Is It Possible To Emulate 32 Bit Vista Home Premium Under 64 Bit Home Premium

Pirating software is against the rules here - so discussions involving key generators are not appropriate here.
This topic is closed.

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Heres my story:

Yesterday I was messing around on my brand-new laptop, and I was stupid enough to try a keygen to get Ultimate (I had HP). Surprising. It worked but the copy wasn't genuine obviously. So then I rebooted, pressed F8 at boot. An ran Toshibas recovery to try to get the computer to its out of box state. I got stuck at initializomg (either that or I was impaptient) so I turned off the laptop. Then when I truer to boot I got bootmgr is missing. I have an old vista Hp disk so I installed that for the time being. So my question is, how do I get it back to the original state? I do t have any important data or anything. Please note the laptop didn't cone with recovery disks.

A:Upgrading from Vista Home Premium to 7 home premium?

If you no longer have a working recovery partition and no recovery disks, you may be forced to contact Toshiba and see if they will sell you recovery disks.

You could download an ISO of Windows 7 HP and install from that, but that would just give you a clean install, not return you to "original state".

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I was wondering --

I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade when it was 1/2 price in July. I can also purchase Windows 7 Professional through the Ultimate Steal here in Canada.

I currently have Windows Vista Home Premium on my computer. I really don't want to do a clean install.

After I do an in-place upgrade to Windows 7 Home Premium, can I use the key from Windows 7 Professional to upgrade to that version?

After that, can I then install Windows 7 Home Premium on a friend's computer, using the same key I had originally used on my computer, now that I'm not using Windows 7 Home Premium any more?


A:Upgrade Vista Home Premium --> 7 Home Premium --> 7 Pro

It appears the Upgrade keys are much more flexible than in the past, so it is worth a try at install. The worst is that you would have to use the key that came with the version.

No one I've read knows for sure whether an upgrade deactivates the underlying O.S. key, and MS's own Technet MVP's say it doesn't in case of reinstall need. It violates the EULA, of course, which says the upgraded OS replaces it except for reinstall.

Since upgrade keys are working in clean installs, you might want to try this providing your Vista Premium is retail so that you can migrate it to your friend:

1) Make an image of your Vista Premium install so it can be easily restored.

2) Try a clean formatted install booting from desired Win7 Upgrade version, which should take the key, or require the double "upgrade over upgrade" trick so the key is taken.

3) If this works, you can migrate your retail copy of Vista to your friend's computer, if not just use your backup image to restore it for in place Upgrade.

You will need to make a backup image of the finished job to avoid having to reinstall both OS in the future.

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While updating HP Active Support Library in windows vista home premium it downloads and checks for space allocation and then gives me Error 1316.A network error while attempting to read from file c:\windows\installer\HP active support library.msi Then after the rolling back action I receive Error-1603-Fatal-error during installation consult windows installer help (msi.chm) or msdn for more information. I have tried to go to the latter but have been unsuccessful in eliminating this problem. Is there anything that can be done short of restoring my laptop back to its original out of the box settings?

A:Receiving Error-1603-Fatal error during installation of update for the home support library in windows vista home premium

Worth reading, IMO:


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I uninstalled adobe reader and reinstalled it, now computer locks up after desktop loads and goes to a blue screen error message. I can get to safe mode but can not uninstall adobe reader.

A:Home page loads desktop then locks up with blue screen error mesage

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I reinstalled my operating system with the operating system disk to try and erase everything from my harddrive but its not deleted. Everything is still here in C drive backup, "I believe". I can only access program files and I can not delete anything within backup. Were the desktop files deleted?

Furthermore, when I try to delete backup, its keep saying "This folder is shared with other people. If you delete this folder, it will no longer be shared. Continue" and when I click continue it says the same thing. Then when I click continue again it says "destination folder access denied. You need permission to perform this action". How do I delete it?

A:Where is desktop in backup? How do I delete backup? in Vista Home premium 64-bit

Hi -

Please further explain what you are referring to by "backup" - is this a folder on the c: drive?

Are you using the Vista recovery DVD(s) that came with that particular system to re-install Vista?

Happy Holidays !



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If I try to boot in safe mode, networking or command prompt, run rkill then superantispyware virus or malwarebytes, the computer will turn off. I've been able to run quick scans in normal mode, but if I try and run a full sweep, it also shuts off. I've ran rogue killer, adwcleaner, Ccleaner, and Mcafee rootkit scaner also. I'm not seeing anything more than pups. I ran SFC.exe/scannow it it came back clean. I even dumped the event viewer logs and see no reason it's just shutting down. It's running good, it's just I've never not been able to run rkill and complete full scans before. It has microtrend and I added security essentials. I'm out of my normal tricks on this one.

A:windows 7 home premium

It has microtrend and I added security essentials You must uninstall one of them.You can't be running two AV programs. Next...  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop.* Double-... Read more

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Greetings folks,

I have a gateway NV75S series and have added more 4GB of RAM. Motherboard displays the memory, Windows Systems shows that I do have it but only 3.48 is usable....

Here is what I have done so far and has not fixed the issue:

Run msconfig >boot>advanced>and made sure that maximum memory is unchecked
Did updated my bios
Run a PC Tune Up
Physically removed both 4GB sticks and changed the positions (tried to run just one stick the computer doesn't boot seems that it requires both sticks to be there)
I will attach the windows system info screen
Went to task manager>resource monitor and there it says that there is 8GB but says 4630 "hardware reserved"
Well in short, Could someone help me with this? Thank you so much
Alex Fereira

A:Windows 7 Home premium SPK 1 and RAM...

Update the Bios of the motherboard: Gateway Support - Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / NV Series / NV75S

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I have lenovo ideacentre and I need to reinstall my Windows 7 Home Prem.  Where to get the installer?  I tried the links from forum but it is taking me to a Microsoft Home User Program page! Any help will be highly appreciated...

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I just found it. It looks kind of like Command Prompt but I really don't know how to use it. Has anybody found a good guide for Power Shell. This Power Shell thing just might be fun to tinker with. It must of come with W7 because I didn't download it.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium 64

Start here

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I was looking through all the downloads at for Windows 7 Home Premium and there are several. I don't know if some are newer, better, or what the differences are. Can anyone help me? PLEEZ

A:Which Windows 7 Home Premium ISO

Hello dswapp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would want the Windows 7 Home Premium (x86) or (x64) SP1 U (media refresh) version at the top.

Microsoft Windows 7 Direct Download Links

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The Icon for Windows 10 update showed up today.
I have Windows 7 home.
Will my windows 7 key (oem) change to a Windows 10
I ask because of future hard drive crashes or reformats.
After the 365 days are up I don't want to have to buy
Windows 10 because I still have a Windows 7 key and
My ssd or had failed.
Do I have to use a back up image for the rest of the life
of the computer???

A:Windows 10 Home Premium Key

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I have the cd key under my laptop on a sticker, but I am wondering is there a way I can download the windows 7 install cd and burn it off and reinstall it without paying to have a new one sent out?

I found a torrent of it, but I am hesitant of torrents for this kind of thing.

And another question, will reinstalling windows erase EVERYTHING on harddrive? I am wanting to sell my laptop but I do not want any of my files recoverable, as I have some bank details ect on here which I don't exactly want to share.

Also, would I need to download any drivers beforehand? or will the basic windows drivers be installed automatically?

I basically want it reinstalled, drive completely permanently wiped and be ready for selling on without much hassle.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium

Just factory reset it and that will take it back to out of the box and wipe all personal files and any programs you may have installed since from the HDD.

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I am having problems with my computer (Dell Dimension E521 Desktop Computer) IT has a 1 TB Hard drive with a AMD Athlon (TM) 64 processor 3200+2.00 GHz and 4 GB Ram. Sometimes when I try to open a web page it will say (Internet Has Stopped working) It will not do this on all web pages. My computer is also very slow when opening web pages especially on my yahoo email. When I had msn it was worst and changed to yahoo. I also changed to a new internet supplier with 50 mg. I bought a new process with
AMD CPU Athlon 64x2 6000 3.0GHz/2MB Socket AM2 ADX6000IAA6CZ
I have not installed it yet but I would like help with the computer being slow + (Internet Has Stopped Working) please help
Thank you,

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I have tried several times to turn on IIS 7 on my machine but when I turn it on in turn windows features on/off it goes thru its thing and then says an error occurred and some features were not turned on. Then I restart the machine and nothing has changed. I need to get this feature turned on to run a intranet time clock. Can anyone give me anything to try? Is there a service or some other thing that needs to be running for this to work? HELP!

A:IIS 7 on Windows 7 Home Premium

You might look over some of These Links for useful info.

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I currently have two desktop computers at home.

This computer has windows 7 home premium x64 installed.
I have purchased a w7 pro x64 OEM CD and key, and I want to upgrade this computer to pro.

My question is what happens to my home premium key once I do the upgrade, as I would like to upgrade my second machine running XP, to windows 7 home premium, using the key that is on this computer.

I was told the old key dies with the current machine once I upgrade. I have just spent money purchasing two w7 OS, why cant I re-use it on another machine.

Can someone please advise & enlighten me :P


A:Windows 7 home premium to Pro

The home premium- did it come preinstalled or has been installed using a OEM system builder license? See, OEM licenses whether preinstalled or system builder are tied to the first motherboard they are used on, they arent transferrable.

Feel free to ask.

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I have lenovo ideacentre and I need to reinstall my Windows 7 Home Prem.  Where to get the installer?  I tried the links from forum but it is taking me to a Microsoft Home User Program page! Any help will be highly appreciated...

Go to Solution.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium OEM

[email protected] Hello to regain equipment factory if not creastes discs in your day, you need to call technical service and request the recovery discs of the original system, as a second option you can provide the ISO of your operating system, but it is necessary have OEM original license and be legible label key to activate otherwise not help you. Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 English32-bit Download64-bit Download Links valid for 24 hours from time of creation.Links expire: 5/29/2016 7:26:20 AM UTC Regards.  

Haga clic en la estrella para decir gracias, Por favor marque si resuelve su problema.No trabajo para LENOVO soy usuario voluntario.

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Basically i may need to restore my Toshiba Satellite L40 to factory setting because of some stupid issues.

However i cant find the Microsoft Home Premium (which has Word, Excel etc) disc that i bought at the same time as my laptop.

Is there anyway i can reinstall MS Home Premium after i have restored my laptop without the disc or activation code? (does MS have this on record?)

Thank You

A:Windows Home Premium

hi this is from the manual hope it helps

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I find that my friends cannot ever open attachments that I send them from my software. This is a serious defect and drives me to buy another MS product that can produce attachments that will always open. I look forward to being enlightened. Gib

A:Windows 7 Home Premium

Welcome to TSF! When you say "my software", what do you mean?

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i got windows vista as my original OS but i brought the windows 7 home premium 32 bit because i wanted to use windows 7 and so i upgrade to windows 7. i have no problem using windows 7 for like 1 year but when i boot my windows 7 the next day, it starts to lag badly and so i have to reformat again and i did it 3 times and it is still lagging badly, taskbar lagging when i click it and sometimes even i have to force shut down my computer because the program lagg. i do not want to reformat again. All my drivers are up to date and windows update all done. All anti-virus/spyware/malware program are on with high priority/alert. Done sfc/scannow and do not find any violations. I think there is something that make my computer lagg so badly and i do not know what is it.

any programs/software to detect whats wrong with my laptop ?


A:windows 7 32 bit home premium

First you must fill out your system specs here.
Then check at taskmanager which process that consume high cpu/memory resource?
(post the screenshot of taskmanager while lagging)

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