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Permission settings from Desktop - Windows 7 32 Home Premium

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

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.


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Preferred Solution: Permission settings from Desktop - Windows 7 32 Home Premium

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Answer: 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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Please help me I am about to pull out my hair out.  Warring if you are reading this and want to try it to fix your permission problems do not follow the directions below.  I do not suggest it at all!!!

My hard drive started to fail on my Dell XPS computer running Windows 7 Home Premium.  Dell sent me a new hard drive under warranty.  I was able to connect an external drive to my old drive and copy the items that I wanted.  Except my 7GB Outlook PST file which I really wanted.  It appears to be damaged and I was trying some different things to try to repair it (that is a long story).  If I ever get past this hump I still need PST help too. 

So here is what I did.  Please stick with me I know it is long.
1.  After backing up the files from the old drive I physically removed it from the system.
2.  I hooked up the new drive to my system and loaded all of the programs on it that I needed. 
3.  I attached the old drive and the new drive to the system to see if I could open/repair the Outlook PST file that was on the old drive using the new drive’s copy of Outlook. 
4.  I realized I didn't have permission to access the files on the old drive that I wanted so I did a lot of reading on Google.  I honestly can't believe that Microsoft made this sooooo impossible. 
5.  I found that I could run F:\Users>TAKEOWN /F F:\Users\Administrator\ /R /D Y (All re... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 home premium file permission issues

Try following these steps to take ownership of the entire hard drive (scroll down to the first reply):
If that doesn't work, you may have to reinstall the operating system on the new drive.
As for the .pst issue, when pst files get that large they are prone to become damaged or corrupt. If you can sort out the permissions issue, try these steps to repair the pst file:

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hey(idk where i was supposed to post this so i posted it here) do i keep windows 7 home premium if i reset to factory settings because when i got this computer it already has windows 7 home premium so i dont know and can't find anywhere if i keep premium
or if i need to buy it after i reset it

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My Windows 7 Home Premium Homegroup is not accepting my settings (stuck on its own settings). I'm able to go to my Homegroup settings and CHECK the boxes for sharing video, pictures, doc.s, and music yet, When I Click save changes, it closes-out the window and when I view Settings once more.. they remain the same as before I changed them (stuck on only "Printers"). This goes for other HomeGroup Settings as well. I'v stopped and started the HomeGroup Services "Listener" and "Provider", but the Strange thing is that it is sharing those files in My HomeGroup.. just not realizing it is.. or sumthin?? Also tried Leaving HomeGroup, Rebooted, and Joined. idk, but more than likely has to do w/ the Home Premium version.. because the Ultimate edition is able to see this Home Premium Laptop as if I had my settings changed to share and stream music, etc.. the Home Premium can't see the Ultimate edition in the HomeGroup..
Any Helpful Advice? it would be appreciated!!
..or I'm I just stuck w/ a Networkingly-Challenged Home Premium version

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium Homegroup settings not accepting saved changes

Go to the libraries, Music and what not then use "Share with" on the toolbar.

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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?

Answer: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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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

Answer:Windows Vista Home Premium Desktop 32

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

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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.

Answer: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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Interesting trick I found to enable remote desktop on your Win 7 Home Premium machine.

I am testing currently. Will post information as it comes available.

Answer:Remote Desktop in Windows 7 Home Premium

The theory has been proven. Works beautifully.

The administrator account is disabled by default. If you need to enable the admin account from W7HP,

Remote logon of another user profile will cause the system to require settings changes to auto login to the previous user. With Remote Access enabled in this fashion, I recommend passwording all accounts that have remote access.

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OS: Windows 7 Home Premium. PC is HP desktop p6-2109eo (purchased as new in 2012).
All icons from the desktop disappeared in a totally normal working process.

You cannot see the icons in the fil "Desktop". It is empty.
Accordingly, you cannot restore them by the drop command "Return/Restore the icons".
Using "Pesonalize" the desktop, you could not restore "The user's icons", though some other icons returned to dekstop.
I got an advice: Rebuild the icon cache, even in two ways. The instructions, however, seemed too complicated and thus risky to a senior like me.
Should one go - not less than - and restore the operatnig system?

Answer:Windows 7 Home Premium - Icons disappeared from the desktop

Try a system restore. This is not a restore of the operating system which at this time is OTT. Hope you have your photos and documents backed up.

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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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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?

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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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I am running Window Vista Home Premium (with SP2) with automatic updates on my Compaq SR5606UK Desktop PC with an AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core processor 5000+ 2.60GHz with 3.00GB RAM & 32-bit operating system.
Recently I'm getting an intermittent problem at start-up. Windows is loading normally to the desktop stage and certain icons are loading into the system tray (eg. clock, network , safely remove etc) but then everything freezes and the only option is to switch off, either at the mains or by holding the on/off switch on the PC case. Sometimes this happens several times before a successful start-up is achieved. Other times, a normal start-up happens straight away.
I've run diagnostic checks and everything reports as OK/passed. I've also run AVG virus checker and nothing is found. I did run a Microsoft System Restore which seemed to resolve the issue for a short time but as the problem is intermittent that may have just been a coincidence.
Any suggestions, please.

Answer:Windows Vista Home Premium freezes at desktop stage

Thanks for the suggestions.
Have checked Device Manager and found no exclamation marked items.
Nothing found on chkdsk - or rather, I set it to run and when I returned sometime later it had completed & my normal desktop was showing so I'm assuming all was OK.
However, I have turned off Windows automatic updates and so far have only had one failure to start-up correctly. May be a coincidence or may be not !!
Thanks again.

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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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1) Is it true that it's not possible to remote desktop connect to a computer running Windows Vista Home Premium?2) Is it true that it's not possible to remote desktop connect to a computer running Windows Vista Home Premium, no matter what hacks you use (including the .dll replacement to allow the 'regular remote desktop' on it)?Thanks.

Answer:Remote Desktop Connection to Windows Vista Home Premium

What in the name of wild world of sports are you trying to do ? ?

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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

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

Hi codevisio

Did you run the MGADiag tool inside Safe Mode ?

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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.

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

Maybe a hard drive failure...

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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.

Answer: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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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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Hello, I've recently moved and have suddenly found that when I boot up, instead of the standard Windows desktop appearing, I get an Explorer.exe shell display, displaying my documents instead. Usually, this happens when you open up a new process using task manager and run process 'explorer.exe'. However, as there is only one instance of it running, the desktop should be appearing and not a shell as pictures below.In order to view the desktop, I have to close that window and then use the task manager to manually start another instance of explorer.exe.Could someone please suggest how I would go about fixing this without reinstalling Windows?

Answer:Problem with Microsoft Vista Home Premium desktop and Windows Explorer

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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!

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

The OP has now solve the problem.

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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?

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

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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

Answer: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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Answer: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?

Answer: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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I know how to set up a wireless LAN in XP. My nice new laptop has Vista Home Premium. When I try to input what I KNOW to be the correct numbers for TCP/IP, specifically preferred DNS settings, it refuses to accept that the third set of numbers have 4 digits. Anyone know a way round this, please?ThanksKim

Answer:TCP/IP settings in Vista Home Premium

Make sure you're configuring IP4 and not IPv6 (different number of octets). Secondly, any reason for not using DHCP, which would set all that info up automatically?

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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

Answer: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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Im not that computer literate and there is a 16year old ignoramus and a 33 year old dont-wannna-know-anything-unless-I-absolutely-have-to that want to use my PC.

I was in maximum paranoid mode and went for some extreme settings to protect my computer when I got it home from the shop. I dont know what I did. I would like to set it to default settings so I can start fixing stuff.

Problems I have had:

Trouble reinstalling devices including my on board sound after Team Speak 3 and the sound would not play nice. Lotta "Invalid Capture Device" crap that recurs
Patching the WoW client. My PC cant do it.

Answer:Restore Win 7 Home Premium Default Settings

Try system restore.

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Is there a way using vista home premium to make per-user internet settings. I want to do several things (different pcs)
1. disable wireless adapter on specific users
2. set specific ip address per-user
3. disable wireless adapter from connecting to other networks besides pre-set.

is there any way to do this?

Answer:vista home premium - per-user internet settings

anyone know of any way for any of these things? If there is a search that I missed (I have been tryingfor a while) please post a link. thanks

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I'm doing a repair on a dell Inspiron notebook, shipped with Win7 HP x64 preinstalled. Its about a year old roughly, and was terribly treated by its owner
So it is taking me awhile to kill trojans, pull malicious code, etc.

One question I have since I generally know Ultimate better than the others: In Home Premium is there no distinction between Power Plan Settings for Plugged-in versus Battery ? I don't see any such. Not pulling up and I'm looking at the advanced settings...

If this OS is damaged, will running the Repair console from F8 be sufficient, or shall I go ahead and use my lab mule x64 Ultimate to spit out a repair disc and start from there? I suspect a lot of damage. There were myriad registry errors after the first pass of using MBAM and HJT to sweep the easy ones.

Answer:Damage to Power Settings / Options Win 7 Home Premium x64 ?

I would use the Recovery Partition to do clean install.

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support

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Hi, I have Vista Home premium installed recently. I am facing several problems in internet usage such as
1. When I try to send a mail from the lotus notes, the body of the letter remains disabled and it has some deactivated controls on that. So, I could not send any mail using lotsu notes
2. When I try to book train tickets, it works until I open the URL for finding availability, etc. But when I try to pay the ticket fair, it fails and logged out from the session. Which means it fails when it tries to access the credit card details
3. When I try to download something, it shows "page can not be displayed" error but it works fine in XP

I tried by changing the security settings and disabling firewall, etc. I even allowed popup for all the sites also I added those sites in trusted sites.

Can anyone help me to find out the solution?

Answer:Vista Home Premium and Internet security settings

hi umakathir,

Read these and see if it helps.

Internet Explorer - Reset
Internet Explorer No Add-ons Shortcut

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i want to restore my computer to its factory setting i have the cd but its scratched and i tried multiple times to clean it anyway i can restore it without the Cd Here my Info:
Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2
Intel Core Duo CPU
Memory Ram 3.00 GB
System Type 32 Bit Operating System
can Someone help me please i need help

Answer:How to restore WIndoes Vista Home Premium To Factory Settings

the operating system

is this a factory image or did you install an OEM version?

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I currently have Windows Vista Home premium installed on my computer and need to upgrade to windows 7.
I understand I will  have to purchase it, that is fine, it has been suggested to look on amazon, etc. I just want to make sure of a product code or ID number specifically before i make any purchase.

As I said i currently have windows vista sp2, build 6002, and am wanting to upgrade to windows 7 sp1.

please advise.

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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?

Answer: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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I installed (and reinstalled couple of times) Windows Home Premium to my tablet (HP TX1000) and can't find the Tablet PC Settings under Control Panel.

I also tried Windows Update and hoped that it gets to install this setting but after the last update, i still can't find the settings.

Also, I found a forum where they suggested that I look for a setting where I can enable (unhide) the Tablet PC Settings. I don't remember the website but they provided screenshots on how to get there, and so i did get there but the checkbox for Tablet PC Settings is missing in my configuration. So I guess that the settings were not installed on my tablet.

I already checked the different versions of Vista and verified that Vista Home Premium includes Tablet PC Settings, and I'm sure that it does not have any sub types (like Vista Home Premium with Tablet PC, or Vista Home Premium without tablet PC) or am I wrong?

oh I did not get any error and such during the installation of vista home premium (retail), and under device manager, there are no yellow/red icons on the devices aside from the webcam cause i haven't found the driver for it yet.

can you guys help me out?

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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.


Answer: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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Ok, So I have a copy of Vista Home Premium, and I would like to be able to remote desktop into it. I've tried following the instructions here but had no luck actually getting it to work. Does anyone have any suggestions or am I out of luck on this one?

Answer:Home Premium Remote Desktop

Officially: only Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions support remote desktop connections to the PC. For Home Premium, the only sure way is to use a third-party solution (your choice between free clients or pay).

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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!


Answer: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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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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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!!!

Answer: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



Answer: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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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.

Answer: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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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.


Answer: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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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?


Answer: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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I can't seem to figure out if this is a 64 bit OS or a 32 bit OS.

It's on a X2 3800+ processor.

I'm guessing 32 bit, but since the processor is 64 bit capable I'm curious.

Is there a quick easy way to check?

System Info doesn't say one way or the other, nor does the properties menu from Computer. The computer didn't come with Disks, OS was pre-loaded.

I'm a Vista newb.

Answer:New HP desktop, Came with Vista Home Premium - How do I tell if it's a 64bit OS?

Google the model number and read some reviews

Most of the time google has the answer

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Hello all,

I'm working on my neighbor's HP desktop computer. Their HDD gave out on them so I got them a replacement HDD and installed it without any problems. The question I have now is, where can I find an Windows Vista Home Premium OEM download? I've looked all over the search results in Google and found some sites that didn't seem trustworthy or had links for other versions of Windows.

I found this version: Windows Vista SP2 Retail & VL mirror link!!!!!! It's labeled as Enterprise, but according to a post in that thread, it contains everything except Enterprise, which seems strange. Can anyone confirm that?

Also, is there a way to get all of the HP-specific programs that came pre-installed on the computer? I know it's all junk, but they will want it back if they can.

As always, I greatly appreciate any advice or help provided! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Answer:Vista Home Premium re-install on HP desktop

downloads'n'fix: Microsoft Windows Vista Official .iso Download Links (Digital River)

Digital River links, so they're legit. Just have to create the ISO yourself.

As for the HP stuff.... you'll need to get that from HP's website (if they have it).

Did they not create the recovery disks when they got their computer? I'd ask them that firstly. If not, then you can either use my suggestion from above, or call HP and ask if they can send replacement recovery disks (will probably cost around $20).

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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

Answer: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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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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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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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?

Answer: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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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

Answer: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 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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Answer: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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hi i seem to be having problems creating shortcuts for my most used sites with vista home premium. when i right click i dont get an option that says create shortcut or send to desktop any suggestions please, djcgirl

Answer:creating desktop icons on vista home premium

What I usually do when I want to create an icon for a website that I visit, I normally do the following.On your web browser where it shows the web address, example w w w . blah. co. To the left of the w w w or h t t p, you should see a little icon, in the case of Internet Explorer it will be a little white square with a blue e on it. Click on this with the left mouse button, and continue to hold it down while you drag it on to your desktop.

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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,


Answer:Remote Desktop Connections - Vista Home Premium

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I have found a way to enable remote desktop on vista home premium 32bit but have not found a solution for 64 bit, does one exist?


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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.


Answer: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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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?


Answer: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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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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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!!!

Answer:Solved: Remote Desktop for Vista home premium?

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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 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

Answer: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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I currently have an AUSUS G60VX Notebook with Microsoft Window Vista Home Premium 64bit and would like to upgrade my windows.  With all the available sources on the internet to download from, I'm unsure of which would be legitimate and whether I will
get what I'm looking for without compromising and damaging my system.

I am looking for a reliable legitimate source to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Thank you

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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.


Answer: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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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.


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

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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.


Answer: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

Answer: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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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.

Answer: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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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
Application like Egistec - WinLocker,... Read more

Answer:[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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ive got a DV5-1000US that came with 64bit home premium on it. 64bit doesn't work with one or more of my programs. I would like to put 32bit instead on it. Can i use the 64bit license or do i have to purchase a new one?

Answer:use vista 64bit home premium OEM (hp) license W/ 32bit home premium?

OEM licenses don't transfer from 64 to 32 or vice versa. Can you run your programs in an xp virtual machine? I have the same laptop and that is what I do.

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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?

Answer: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.

Answer: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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Hi Guys,
Have anyone tried upgrading their G460? I tried mine but I got issues with sound, graphics, connection problem especially with the online features requiring microsoft account like cortana, constant slowing of programs and most of the time programs won't even start.
I haven't tried  a fresh install yet but I'm a little skeptical if I want to upgrade or just stay with windows 7 for a time being.
Mod's Edit:  Added model number to beginning of Subject line for visibility

Answer:(G460 laptop) Question about Upgrading Windows pre-installed 7 Home Premium to Windows 10 Home.

have you upgrade your sound and graphics drivers ? and when you play with your win10, don't forget to keep up your installation disk.i recommended you have more than 15% free space of your installation disk. and if you intend to keep using win10, don't hesitate to clean up your disk with Disk Cleanup.

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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.

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

See if Vista Startup Repair can locate any issues:

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I ran the windows 7 advisor and it says everything is a go, but how do I proceed from here? Do I need a cd or is there a free download available from Microsoft?

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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 have my OS settings configured not to check for and install updates unless I prompt Windows to do so. I recently manually installed some updates. A few days later I noticed Windows was installing updates upon start up. I checked my update settings and sure enough they were set for everything to check and install updates automatically. What is going on here? I never noticed this kind of behavior with Vista or Windows 7.

Has anyone else noticed this or have a way to truly stop automatic updates?

Answer:Windows 8.1 Update Settings Changing without Permission

Hello Dricketts,

It appears that one of the OS updates in this last round of Windows Updates reset some of these settings back to default.

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I have been working with programs such as Blender 3d recently which conflict with my security settings. I have been getting permission denied for saving files and doing other functions in these programs. I found out how to disable the administrator setting by going in command prompt and typing "net user administrator /active no" and how to keep the computer from constantly bringing up warnings asking me to allow a change to my computer by going in user account settings and sliding the slider to zero. It seemed to be working untill I took the slider back up so that I could have some security enabled while on the internet, and then even when I took the slider back down it was still the way it was before, not letting me save my files on some programs and bringing up messages asking me to allow myself to run a program I had clicked on. I tried bringing up the command prompt and re-disabling the administrator setting and also made sure the slider was down all the way, to no effect. I was trying to do a system restore to restore whatever is screwing this up, but an error comes up everytime telling me it can't access a file possibly because of antivirus being on, even though I already turned all the security features off. Any way I could have missed something that I did right the first time but not the second?

Answer:cannot change security/permission settings in windows 7

Right click => Properties => Security => Advanced => Owner => Take Ownership => Click your user name => Then Select the box that says "Replace Owners on subcontainers and objects"

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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???

Answer: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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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.

Before you ask ... Yes, I have checked that all three computers have the same Work... Read more

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

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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.



Answer: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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Is this possible if I buy a W7 Home Premium upgrade? Will I be able to upgrade from Vista Home Basic?

Answer:Upgrading from Vista Home Basic to Windows 7 Home Premium?

You should be able with Windows Anytime Upgrade. Not sure of the cost, though.

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hi im thinking of changing from vista home basic to win 7 home premium-ultimate(windows adviser)i know i cant upgrade, but would it be the same as reboot with vista installation it straight forward as to what win adviser is advising,?any help welcome,thanks

Answer:vista home basic to windows home premium upgrade

I would move all my personal stuff into its own partition if not already done, not forgetting any email client folders you may have.
I'd then reformat and install Windows 7 on a nice clean C: partition.
(I haven't got a "manufacturers" PC though, your situation may be different).
You'll find that once the Windows 7 install disk starts up it is a very quick, in comparison to XP or Vista, installation. Make sure your removable media drive is set to boot first in your BIOS. If you've never changed this boot order then it should be set to first anyways.

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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.


Answer: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, 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

Answer: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?

Answer: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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Client of mine has got windows 2008 server as a standalone PC (no domain) with username: server and password : fake

And he has 5 other PCs (XP Profe SP3) on the same LAN

PC1, username : forum1,password : work1

PC2, with username: forum2, password:work2

PC3, with username: forum3, password:work3

PC4, with username: forum4, password:work4

PC5, with username : forum5, password:work5

Windows 2008 has got a folder to be shared with PC1, PC2, PC3,,,,not PC4 nor PC5

I know how to share the folder if I use option “Everyone” Under Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Permissions > Add > Everyone ,,,,,,and I know how to use the option “Public Folder” which is located %SystemDrive%\User\Public

With “Everyone” option PC4 and PC5 would be able to get access to the shared folder
Now my question if I do not want to use "Everyone" option , I have to create additional three local accounts on the server which are ( username : forum1,password : work1 ) and ( username: forum2, password:work2 ) and ( username: forum3, password:work3 )

Those username then will be able to login to the server which I do not want that to happen. Is this what suppose to be in such scenario ?


Answer:Windows 2008 shared folder with XP and permission settings

make a folder for each username ? make it so they can see their own folder ? not to clear on what exactly you are trying to do...

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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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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

Answer: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.
A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots
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Snipping Tool - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
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Thought I posted this on 7Forums already, I usually come here first...

I'm beginning to think that either my computer hates me or the System Restore Partition provided by Toshiba is corrupt. This will be the third or fourth time, I think, that I am reinstalling Windows. Each install has a different issue. It's been so long I don't even remember the first problem anymore.
The solutions posted by a user on MS Answers were sporadic in function. It took several reboots to get them to begin to work. They did not solve the problem, though. (If you're interested:, this particular problem is that something has modified some policy and locked me out of changing my Power Plan. The current plan is high performance, but it's been modified to be really hi-po and very inefficient. I can't change any options to make do with this plan, either.

Been to a bunch of Windows forums looking for answers, nobody can solve it.

Allow me to demonstrate...
Thumbs uploaded here are out of order, look for file names or load from Tinypic.Power 1: The Battery Flyout:
Power 2: Power Options:
Power 3: Edit Plan:
Power 4: Advanced settings, Balanced, by default able to adjust any option except password on wake:
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Answer:"Some settings are managed by your system administrator" Home Premium

Hello Steve,

You might use the tutorial below to see if there may have been a specified power plan set for all users. Using step 1 in OPTION ONE will allow you to make changes again if this is the case.

Power Plan - Specify a Default for All Users

Hope this may help,

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