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    Question Windows 7 BSOD

    Hi all, I'm running windows 7 x64. The BSOD occured after I used a program called driver hub to update my drivers. It was going well, however after attempting to download a driver (I believe it had to do with a USB driver but I can't confirm) my computer shutdown. I restarted the computer and...
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    Question Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 card

    Hi! I'm thinking of purchasing a ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 card (see https://www.zotac.com/product/graphics_card/zotac-gaming-geforce-gtx-1650-oc#spec) for my desktop, a HP Pavilion p6230f running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). However, I have a few concerns. The first is that the card is...
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    Question An MS Update on Wed 14th made my 950 Pro Unbootable!?

    Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3P, i3-6100 & i7-6700K, DDR4 2400MHz C15 4GBx2 950 Pro 256GB Windows 7 Pro (legit ;p) SSD's are GPT and NVME. Two computers; one i3 and one i7. Built about a month apart, about a three years ago. Now in to different homes. On Wed the 14th both compputer's owners called with...
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    Question On new computer I want Windows 7 on SSD and Program Files on HDD--how do I proceed?

    I'm setting up a new computer that will have a 250 GB Samsung EVO 850 SSD and two 1 TB Seagate Barracuda hard drives. I want the SSD to be the boot drive and have the Windows folder with the operating system (Windows 7 Professional 64 bit). I also want to have a few programs on the SSD...
  5. FeuerFrei

    Deciding on a motherboard - AMD - Windows 7

    After being partially fried by lightning, my 5 year old pc needs some new parts. But I want to keep running Windows 7. (The existing hard drives function I believe - boot drive still boots, but there is no video output to confirm that, so I judge by noises and LEDs. However, I intend to...
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    Is Win 7 more privacy-friendly than win 10?

    Hello, I don't just rely on windows defender so I have Bit Defender 2019 premium + Malware bytes paid version. And I don't open shady sites, no porn sites and nothing. My work is youtube + making sites + heavy browsing (related to work) + editing only. I know win 7 is old but I still see many...
  7. Mantrid-Drone

    Command Prompt Windows 7 64bit

    I've been meaning to ask about this for some time but as it was not a particular 'problem' I've never bothered until now. When you launch Command Prompt (CMD), using Win7 64bit, by default it goes to the Users directory. That's annoying enough but even with full administrator rights you can not...
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    Computer Crashes Often and I am Unable to Render my Video Project in Adobe Media Encoder

    There are multiple problems that have occured on my computer since around, or maybe later than, March 8th of this year. Basically, if I use intensive programs, my computer crashes. Before these problems occured, my PC was completely fine and could render projects at at most 3 hours. It never...
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    HDD (IDE to SATA) is very slow in Windows 7, but fine in XP (Resolved)

    Having a bunch of working IDE drives, I got an IDE to SATA converter so that I can use them as a sort of scratch disk on my computer with no IDE ports. The problem is that in Windows 7 the HDD is very slow. Since I happen to have a working XP installation on this computer as well (dual boot), I...
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    Doing Windows 7 install with uefi bios and gpt ssd boot drive

    I forgot how to really do this since it has been some time. What I remember was that I had to create a windows iso then use rufus to get into onto a bootable usb device. I have mine in ntfs, while going back through all the websites they say the bootable usb always has to be fat32 and won't...
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    Windows 7 - Display Configuration Changed After Hard Drive Swap

    I have Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1. After swapping out my main hard drive temporarily to install Ubuntu on a separate hard drive, I ran into some strange errors once I plugged my main hard drive back in. For context, I have a tri-monitor setup that has worked just fine since I first...
  12. rfsapiens

    Wireless Problem on Toshiba L500 laptop w/ Windows 7 Realtek

    Hello people, I have a Toshiba L500 laptop with dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows XP. In Windows XP all works perfectly including the wireless and so on... but on Windows 7 it doesn't. My Wireless NIC is a Realtek 8191SE and It all happened after I remove Microsoft Virtual PC and...
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    Random Blue screen error

    I have been getting bsod randomly on windows 7 (genuine os), at that time I dont know why I was getting constant bsod .So I did a clean/fresh install of windows 7 and after that, the bsod again occurred randomly. The bsod occurs randomly like when iam watchin videos or surfing net or playing...
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    Upgraded PC, but what about Operating System?

    So I had an older computer running windows 7. I recently decided to buy a bunch of new parts (motherboard, cpu, gpu, power supply) so I could game better. However, understandably, after I upgraded, my OS didn't come with my computer. I had to load a version of Windows 7 on USB just to run my...
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    Tools like SetFSB for Windows 8.1

    I have a proprietary motherboard which means I can't overclock through BIOS, back on Windows 7, I used SetFSB to overclock to 3GHz. Unfortunately on 7, my graphics drivers crashed, so I upgraded to 10. 10 ran awfully so I then went to 8.1. Unfortunately, SetFSB doesn't work on Windows 8.1, so...
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    Pc upgrade

    hi. Im looking to upgrade my pc. I currently have: Os: windows 7 Mobo: msi z77a-g45 (ms-7752) Cpu: intel core i5 3570k 3,4 ghz Ram: 4x 4gb corsair pc3-10700 Graph: asus nvidia gtx 970 Storage: 500gb samsung ssd(os) 1tb+3tb I bought a new msi x370 gaming pro carbon and im looking to buy a ryzen...
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    Computer crashes, Video card no longer detected and red flickering lines

    Hey everyone, So, let me go over what happened. I intsalled a new SSD, formatted it as a new drive in Windows 7. 2 Days later, everything is dandy and I decide to create a Ubuntu VM on new SSD. While I'm installing Ubuntu inside VM (Virtual Box), I started playing Overwatch. Now, as I'm...
  18. Captain Brock

    NVMe OS and Data Drive

    Greetings! I have installed Windows 7 on a GigaByte Z270 board with a 960 EVO NVMe drive (no mean feat). The OS is on a 100GB partition, with a second partition of 130GB. My question is: Shall I use that second partition on the same drive for my data drive? Or should I use a completely separate...
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    unable to overclock

    Rig: Mobo: Asus P8Z77-V-PRO Cpu: i7- 3770k Gpu: Nvidia GTX 670 FTW Ram: Trident X 16GB (F3-2400C10D-16GTX) https://www.gskill.com/en/product/f3-2400c10d-16gtx Os: Windows 7 Pro 64 Cooling: Watercooled Programs: Core temp, Cpu-z, Prime95 link used \video ...
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    Windows 10 that's EXACTLY like Windows 7

    Hi people. I've been using Windows 7 since it came out, and have been boycotting Windows 10 ever since it was released. I recently read an article saying Windows 7/8.1 updates would be blocked on Kaby Lake. So, seems as if Windows 7 hardware support is coming to an end, which in my mind is a...
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    Is Windows 10 most pointless upgrade for gaming?

    For a gamer it seems to be the best thing to stick with Windows 7. Only pro: Has DirectX 12 Cons: No games use DirectX 12, and no games ever will except a couple of ones microsoft paid for. In Windows 7 you can choose which updates you want and if you want them. In windows 10 updates are...
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    USB Drives Not Appearing in 'My Computer' - Please Help! (Solved!)

    When I plug a USB flash drive into my computer, it makes the normal sound like when a USB device is plugged in but the USB drive doesn't appear in the Windows Explorer. All other USB devices seem to function properly (headset, mouse, keyboard, bluetooth adapter, etc.). My OS is Windows 7 x64...
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    '.Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware'

    Today I bought a new SSD, the Crucial MX300 525GB. When I install windows, everything works until it reboots and gives me the error: 'Windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computers hardware'. I get this when installing windows 7 and windows 10. I already tried the msoobe fix...
  24. Ryland

    Windows 7 no network at boot

    My windows 7 x64 desktop has suddenly started having no network at boot but the network eventually starts a minute or two later. Running "ipconfig /all" at boot only shows: Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kevria-PC Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node...
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    Alternate solution to Windows 7 update stuck OR not-working

    The solution (for me) in a nutshell: install KB3050265 / reboot / install KB3135445 / reboot I wrote all of the below before I saw the "Fix for windows 7 update" sticky here on Anandtech. I'm going to post anyways to relate what worked for me. It's an alternate fix. As I say below one of the...
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    99% of business machines have not upgraded to Windows 10, according to study

    Yeah, that figure seems about right, at least compared all the companies I deal with which none plan to move from Win 7 thankfully. http://www.techrepublic.com/article/99-of-businesses-have-not-upgraded-to-windows-10-according-to-study/?ftag=TRE20d3f17&bhid=88132330
  27. Revolution 11

    Third-Party File Copier that preserves Metadata?

    One problem that has always bugged me with Windows is that the file copier in the OS will give copied files new "Date Created" and "Date Modified" metadata. For example, if I copy a file originally created/modified in 01/01/1999 at 12:00PM and the time right now is 08/15/2016 at 12:00PM, the...