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i deleted 2 partitions on windows 7 installation . cant use the deleted space later.

First i used xp.on installing w7 without formattingi deleted d,e drives(65gb,65gb)both ntfs. later im unable to create new partition on that space. w7 partitioner sucks.. help me

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windows 7 is worth it, right? Answered

Hi, i am building myself a new pc and was planning on installing windows 7 the specs are: -3.2GHz pentium D -No sata hdd yet... -ATI radeon 256mb PCI-E Graphics card -2 Gigs of ram -and a dvd burner too i was wondering, should i install windows 7, or just install good old windows xp? PS: i plan on playing lots of games on this computer. (like trackmania, rainbow six lockdown, etc...)

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Windows CRASHING

Dunno what has changed on this site but it has become unusabe on my computer. It freezes windows every time I open the page?????????????

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Windows 7 Runnning on a Windows 2000 PC(800MHz)

Well, Just for fun, Since i had most of my HDD Cleared out. I shrunk my 40GB partition to leave about 13GB of un partitioned space There i installed Windows 7 On it. I managed to install 7 without the need for burning a single CD I mounted the .ISO downloaded from microsoft and the setup started from there, within windows XP I chose my second partition and it installed happily I am Pretty Surprised how well Windows 7 Ran. Its not super-speedy, but its pretty good, I got the Video Drivers installed, The Wireless drivers installed And i am yet to install the sound card, Its Called"ESS allegro Something" I can't find the driver anywhere, but if someone is kind enough to find it, please post it. Here are some screenshots of success. Its full Specs are: 800MHZ Intel Celery(No not celery, Celeron :P ) Processor 512 Of SDRAM 40GB HDD Netgear Something wireless card Intel Integrated something Video Card(its not really a card though XD) ess allegro pci audio(wdm) Sound Card(its not really a card either XD) Thanks And Post some comments or something, tell me what you think ;) ~ReCreate

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i have recently installed windows 7 in my TOSHIBA A300 but there are problems with my hardware?

I have recently installed windows 7 but while the assistant manager says that the camera and the microphone are active I cant use them in msn or to record some sounds

Question by arv_christos    |  last reply


Windows 7 Screenshots

These are so far the most reliable screenshots of Windows 7 I've found.Some are pretty incredible.

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windows 7 bubbles?

I've been watching the bubbles screensaver in win7.  Is it modeling anything?  What determines the interaction of the bubbles?

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Installing Windows on Mac Answered

I want to install XP as a secondary OS on a Mac. How can I do this without using the OS install disc I haven't got?

Question by memyselfand1    |  last reply


Has Anyone Here Installed Windows 7 Yet?

Has Anyone Here installed Windows 7 On their PC Yet? I Have,and if you Have,Post a screenshot,and Tell Us what you think about it(No,I am not a microsoft employee :P). Here is My Screenshot And My Specs: 1.6GHz Intel Centrino Processor 768Mb of RAM(Note that this is within an EMUlator,Virtual Box,I gave 7 400 MB of RAM) Post your Specs Too! Also,It runs Pretty Well On my Laptop Through Virtual Box,It Runs OK On virtual Pc,But it gets Slow And VPC additions Cause it to Blue screen.

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Driver for arduino on Windows 7?

I have recently had to wipe the hard drive of my computer due to a virus. Consequently I had to re install all of my arduino stuff. I got my IDE arduino 0022, but when I plugged in my board to get the driver again I ran into some problems. First off it came up in other devices on my control panel, and when I tried to update my driver, the ArduinoUno.inf did not come up in the driver folder. I moved the file to its own folder, so that it would actually come up when I tried to update the driver, but even when I selected the file I knew for absolute certain was correct the computer said that there was no driver in that file for my device. What is going on and what can I do?

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My Macbook won't boot "missing operating system" is what comes up on the screen...

I installed Windows 7 over a year ago. Didn't have any problems with running that operating system. The screen ended up getting broken on my laptop. Finally i replaced the screen, Went to power up my mac and it wont boot . All i get is "missing operating system ".. Anyone know how to fix that?

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All my game EXE's are dissapering?!?

Hey, so i run windows 7 (everyone that uses it knows how useless it is), and the latest is all my game exes have magically dissapered. i dont keep shortcuts of games' exes on desktop, and noone else knows where the installation folder is. so i guess my computer has been posseced by a demon (lol) or my computers just trippin but recenly outlast's game exes has came back (magically) SOMEBODY HELP ME

Topic by Doc Penguin    |  last reply


win 7 install on new hard drive with no installation DVD

I have a new hard drive for my laptop and need to install win 7 on it, as was previously installed on the old one. Being an OEM machine, it did not come with an installation disk so I either have to try and extract it from the old hard drive, or get a pirated copy. Is it possible to simply mirror the drive onto the new one, or will it require a DVD installation? I have the facilities to copy the drive while it is still in the laptop. Can the activation key from the genuine pre-installed windows be used with a pirated copy to make it work without any of the "windows genuine notifications"

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Why is my Windows 7 64-Bit stuck on the welcome screen for 20 minutes then signs me in to a temporary account?? Answered

I have looked everywhere for solutions.  Could it possibly have to do with the fact that I just installed Drop Box on it?  Thanks in advance for your answers.

Question by drmjj55    |  last reply


Is it possible to install windows in a PC without a disk drive?

I like this gaming PC case but it's haSs no dc drives to put windows 7, how do I install it then?

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Sucsessful Forum Post From Windows 7

I am not sure if this is the first, but Instuctables has been viewed using Windows 7! For anyone not aware, the Windows 7 beta is free to download for the first 2.5 million visitors, and last I checked it was still available. This is a link to the download site.UPDATE: Microsoft has lifted the 2.5 million download limit and it will be available until January 24th Cnet Article

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In Windows 7, You Can Send Feedback on Anything - YES, ANYTHING.

I guess MS is pretty serious this time.

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why does windows 7 32 bit show only 2.17 gb usable memory inspite of having 8 gb Ram?

System config'n- Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit 8gb of RAM intel i7 processor

Question by polkijain    |  last reply


driver and update problem with windows 7

I've had my computer since last April. it has Windows 7 home premium sp1. the problem started about 6 months ago. whenever i plug in any new usb device, it fails to install any drivers. hardware installed before this started still works perfectly, only new stuff won't work. and the attached picture is what it looks like when i open windows update. both problems started around the same time, so i assume its the same problem, and i am just completely out of ideas as to what it could be. any help is greatly appreciated.

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Is This supposed to show Up Like this?(VIDEO INCLUDED)?

I have Installed Windows 7,In the Personalize Area When i Click Windows Color It opens The Old Windows Color And Appearance Dialog(See PIC 1)When It should Open something different(See PIc 2) Just Look at The Pictures and the Video Also,I Tried The Registry Entries To Force Aero To work,But it does not,I already tried a restart. Does Anyone Here Have Experience in this Field?

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installing windows on a blank hard drive? Answered

I have a acer aspire 3680 with vista pre installed on it. the hard drive has a problem, when i boot it jams right before the login screen (black screen) when i try to boot in safe mode the loading stops at crcdisk.sys then jams. i have tryed putting the harddrive of my other laptop in it(vista), and it works perfectly (boots and everything) so i target the hard drive. i want to install windows xp on it but when i boot the computer from the cd it says: it cant find something would it work for me to take a laptop who has windows 7 on it, remove the hard drive put the one from my acer on it boot it and install windows xp on the acer drive while in the windows 7 laptop without damaging anything on the windows 7 laptop?

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Windows 8 - Windows 7 drivers for ATI mobility radeon 4200 hd for use in windows 8?

Hi, I've recently installed Windows 8 on my laptop after windows 7 died on me and my DVD drive failed. I had to put my hdd in another laptop to install then transfer it back into my laptop, the problem I'm having though is that Windows 8 has installed some random drivers for my video card (ATI mobility radeon 4200 hd) whereas I need the Windows 7 driver which I cannot access. Has anybody found a DIRECT DOWNLOAD to the driver? All I can find is the catalyst control centre and such which completely ignores the card and allows Windows to install it's own stuff :LAny help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Will

Question by The Rusted Workman    |  last reply


Windows 7 truely sucks

I put Windows 7 pro on my gaming PC, oh my god, it sucks so damn bad! Good thing I dual booted with Vista, I have no clue what everybody was thinking when they said it was good! Every 10 minutes, blue screen on death. Tried everything, removing ram, taking out the video card, changing the power supply, plugging it straight into the wall with out the battery back up, nothing worked, so I booted Vista and it worked great, had it on for 2 days so far. And yes, my computer is very compatible with 64-bit. Windows 7 had a 10 minute maximum. Windows Vista just works, I just wish it had XP mode.

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply


Windows 7, is it really that bad???

DVDRW is not recognized, Samsung laser printer does not work, USB is slower than 1.0, movies cannot be played properly... Many conflicts, programs often don't work etc... It seems almost as bad as Vista. W7 32b ultimate, AMD dual core, 2 Gb, etc. Is this normal???

Question by BobS    |  last reply


Downgrading a Windows 8 Tablet to run Windows 7?

Hello Everyone, I am trying to downgrade a HP Elitepad 900 to run on Windows 7 instead of Windows 8. (*Note - There are some reasons outside my control that dictate using Windows 7) I know that this device "should" be ok to run windows 7 it's just the drivers I am having some troubles with. Has anyone had any success with this type of thing and if so where can I get the drivers for this? I haven't installed anything yet for I want to make sure I don't brick the device. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Device: http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/09/hp-elitepad-900-review/

Topic by Jester_boy2    |  last reply


Windows 7 explorer becomes unresponsive Answered

Sometimes my computer glitches and  I am not able to click on anything that has to do with the windows explorer process (desktop icons, taskbar programs, etc.)  I have tried ending the explorer.exe process, but i cant start it back up again because starting explorer.exe opens an explorer window (my computer, my docs, etc.).  The only way to fix this is by restarting.  Does anyone know how to prevent this?  The laptop I'm on is a Dell XPS L501X (i5 460M, 4GB ram (2x 2GB) NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M (1GB))  I am running Windows 7 home premium 64-bit EDIT:  This problem got weirder...Now it happens less frequently, but the problem goes away if I open Revo Uninstaller (maybe because the UAC message refreshes the explorer process?).  Does anyone know if that is the reason?

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Installing Linux on a Windows Notebook? Answered

I found a few year old laptop in our storage unit and it was OK with my dad if I could have it. But I really want the Ubuntu Linux on it. But be warned, when it comes to OS, im a n00b. Any suggestions?

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Instal windows os on server?

Hello! Can some experienced guy can say me do I can instal win7 on server? I have an old HP ProLiant DL580 G2 .. what actually runs with winserver 2000. 4 years didn't done anything, just yesterday figured out to turn it on! First I had problems : Parity check 2 memory Dimm problems but they are solved now! I just though What can I instal on this server? It is clean and there is no os in hard drive. It asks to boot from cd... so I'm wondering what can I instal on it!! Please any suggestions? Thanks!

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Windows 95 Answered

Hello, I have been trying to install c++ on windows 95 with 2 versions of Bloodshed Dev.cpp software, When I installed it things were fine, but when I try to run the app I get an error that says "A required .DLL file, SHFOLDER.DLL was not found." Another version of Devcpp also meant for windows 95 gave me an error about a missing .DLL. I believe these are vital to the OS files and since they are missing it is a bad sign.What should I do to make it work without messing up my computer? Thanks for your help.

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How to fix Windows 7 laptop after downgrading from Windows 10?

I recently upgraded  to windows 10 to try out the new OS. However I found that I preferred my old windows 7 OS better. Thus, I decided to revert back to my old operation system. I went into settings and under recovery found where it said "Go back to Windows 7" and clicked on it. I let it go about its business and when I come back, my computer no longer starts up. It repeatedly gives me an error along the lines of "The computer encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click 'OK' to restart the computer , and then restart the installation." But when I click okay, the computer simply restarts and I get the same message again.  The problem is that I do not have an external backup of all of my files because I did not expect anything like this to happen. If there is any way I can solve this problem without losing the files that I have I am all ears. Please provide any help or suggestions you can as I need to get my laptop up and running again. The laptop is an Acer Aspire 7750G-9807 running Windows 7 Home Premium. Please help, anything in greatly appreciated!

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Installed RAM?

So i have a laptop that had 4GB but i got something from best buy that gave me 8 GB instead of 4 but i didnt get it (or its not showing up) but i needed it to give minecraft more memory but its not working... how do i allocate the memory to minecraft?? im working on WINDOWS 10

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Linux or Windows?

I'm not sure if it should be here, but I'm wondering if I should run Linux. It's a new laptop that currently runs Windows 7. I'm mainly looking at the pros and cons of it. Also, I want to play games on it. Should I do it?

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I need help fixing my laptop!

I would like to use my laptop on my college campus but they require everybody connecting to the network to register the computer or whatever you're using and download their anti-viris to connect. When i try to connect it says i need the service pack for windows. when i try to install the service pack it says settings have been changed and i need to run the windows install/fix disk or program that came with my laptop, i didn't get a disk and i cant find a program, the only other option i can think of is to reinstall windows but that would delete all of my information. i have everything backed up to an external hardrive but i would prefer to not need to transfer everything back. Is there anything i can do?

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Multi-Boots

So, i tri booted my computer with Xp, Vista, and Windows 7, with Vista installed first. Anyone else do this? Please comment with your accomplishments.

Topic by tanmanknex    |  last reply


How can I recover windows 7?

Recently i tried to dual boot windows 7 and Linux. I burned the linux iso to a cd, and installed it. While installing it, something whent very wrong and whipped out all of windows 7 and Linux won't work aswell. I don't have the windows 7 reinstall disk with me. how can i recover my blank computer? EDIT: I did obtain the laptop legally with windows 7 already installed. However, it did not come with a recovery disk. I downloaded a windows 7 recovery iso and burned it to a dvd using imgburn. it worked fine but then asked me to "provide a backup image you created earlier". I didn't make any backup images prior to this. Can i download a backup image someone has created earlier? please help!

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Solution to computer problems (Windows 7???, hardware???)?

I had asked 2 questions about my 6 weeks during computer problem:' is Windows 7 That Bad??', and 'help'... Windows XP seemed to get slow and somewhat erratic, so instead of re-installing XP, I installed the 64b version of W7 ultimate, downloaded as 'freeware'. It was a chore to install, and much of my hardware was not recognized (no network port (= internet), only generic CD ROM instead of DVDRW, etc.).  Problems shutting down, and SLOOOOWWW. So after a while, I re-installed my trusted XP, but things did not get better (at all!). This was not normal! Since my HDDs came on and off, I figured it ought to be the motherboard. It always (2 1/2 years) worked fine, but after some internet search (I also do have a laptop), it seemed to be one of the worst MBs ever made... But a spare laptop HDD got fried instantly (motor+ is dead)... So I ordered a new one: A nice old fat Asrock, with 4 memory slots, and 7.1 sound.  It lasted 4 hours... No more picture, not by the board, not by the added card... By warranty, the MB might have been bad, so I got the replacement. But I did not trust my TRUST power supply anymore. So I bought a new 500 GB HDD and new (Cooler master 460 W power supply). Everything was wired up, Windows 7 installed, and it runs great!!! The laptop disk is dead, but my old system disk is most often recognized...  There was still a lot of important, non backed up data on it (!). I was able to secure all of it!!! So my conclusion is: it probably was the power supply: don't trust TRUST!!!

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Clippy?

Is Clippy on windows 7?

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Making Internal HDD Windows 7 Bootable

I found a guide on this website (link to follow) detailing how I can make my Internal HDD bootable for windows 7. I ran into an issue in step 2 with the command prompts. https://www.instructables.com/id/Install-Windows-7-without-USB-or-DVD-without-upgra/ I made a partition of my main drive of 500GBs. The new partition was set to drive J at 25GBs. I Began step 2, In CMD I ran the following prompts: diskpart, list disk (there was only one available), Select disk X, List partition. That is where i ran into the issue. What came up was on the CMD window Partition ### ////Type///// Size /////Offset Partition 3 Dynamic Data 992 KB 31 KB Partition 1 Dynamic Data 199 MB 1024KB Partition 2 Dynamic Data 422GB 200 MB Partition 4 Dynamic Data 42 GB 422 GB My question is which of the above partitions do i select to continue making my HDD bootable. Thank you for your help

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My Windows won't run Java or Minecraft?!?

Whenever I run Minecraft it will come up with an error message saying bad video driver and OpenGl and such. I deleted my .minecraft and got a fresh new folder without any mods and it didn't fix the problem. Also, when doing the Java check it won't run and when going on a game on Pogo it won't run and says I need to install Java. However that is only for Google Chrome but it WILL work on Internet Explorer. I have Java enabled as a plugin as well. Please help I have one more thing to say: Before this laptop was Windows Vista Home Premium. Now I upgraded it to Windows 7 Ultimate x32 bit and I did it for free from YouTube, Lol ikr. All was required was to mount the Ultimate to a virtual drive using PowerISO and to install Windows 7 and then to use a program called Windows 7 Loader by DAZ v.2.2 or something like that which would activate the key and before I activated it, it was already saying it was activated. Lol long story short, HOW CAN I FIX THIS? (Also my video driver crashes once in a while like 4 times a day in use and recovers XD). Please reply! :)

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what version of xpadder do i need for windows 7 desktop pc? HELP!!

To: info@instructables.com Date: Mon, 23 May 2011  SUBJECT: DOWNLOADER WANTS ME TO CONTACT YOU!! I HAVE A NEW WINDOWS 7 HP COMPUTER ,THE LOADed VERISION OF XPADDER IS NOT OPENING. SEND  INSTRUCTions me, how TO  DOWNLOAD right VERISON  on a DESKTOP WINDOWS 7 PC. I HAVE a XBOX 360 CONTROLLER. I AM TRYING to PROGRAM AS A MOUSE w- functions TO PLAY PC GAMES WITH MY XBOX 360 CONTROLLER CONTACT ME A.S.A.P. From: tooshock@netzero.net

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i have windows 7 on a laptop and xp on another, how do i us the 7 one as a router?

I have a laptop with xp, that doesn't have a wifi card in it, i am trying to connect it to my home wifi using the windows 7 laptop which has wifi. how can i do this?

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Laptop with low Connectivity

I have an HP Windows 7 laptop that always had fast internet up until 4 months ago. Its been having 2-3, or sometimes 1 bar now. Im trying to use my personal hotspot but thats not even working. My sister has a Windows 7 laptop as well, uses the same internet and still has better internet connectivity than I do. FULL BARS! I know my laptop is capable of having fast speed too, I just don't know how. I think there is a setting or program stopping it from having better connects.How do I fix this?

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Can I make my win7 icons transparent?? Answered

I have Windows 7, and I have a very dark wallpaper that is full of details. Is there any way I can make the shortcuts on the desktop transparent, or maybe get a program to hide them?

Question by Pixel_Master    |  last reply


How do you install and run ide for arduino on windows 7?

I am trying to install the arduino software on my computer which uses windows 7, but every time I try to open it it says that the publisher is unidentified, and cannot open. Did I install it incorrectly, and if I did how do you install it correctly on windows 7? if I did install it correctly, how do I get it to run?

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How do i enable aero in windows 7 RTM?

I just got Windows 7 RTM(legally) installed, activated, genuine, and all that.(Coming from the Release canidate) But only one thing is wrong, The aero, No Aero what-so-ever, I am stuck with this windows basic theme. I tried everything, From registry hacks to trying to enable it in the control panel, nothing works. Any ideas? Thanks ~ReCreate

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