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Windows 7: Two computers on same ISP line - each one start differently

11 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Two computers on same ISP line - each one start differently

I have two computers on same ISP line (Cable). When I start mine it goes thru the start up screens and says Group Policy Client starting, Local session starting and Preparing Desktop. The second computer does not show any of those - it just shows the normal windows log in and goes right to desk top. Searching the internet I have found that those things that start on the first computer are needed and can not be removed - if so why does the second computer not show them? I do not have a network set up, computers are both just plugged into same router. They do not share printer or anything.

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11 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Without knowing what hardware (motherboard, video, etc) and software are on the two computers (OS, anti-virus, etc), we can't begin to troubleshoot. Please post the specs of these two computers, exactly how they are connected to the 'net (your own router, a modem/router combo from the ISP, etc), and anything else you feel might help in identifying the problem.
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11 Mar 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I suspect even if you connect the 1st computer directly to your modme it will still have those things when you start it. It almost sounds like what windows does on a new install and should not be there normally.
Are both Pcs running Windows 7?
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12 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
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First is HP - Intel 2.6 (unk motherboard) Nvidia video card - 1GB / 6 MB ram / Windows 7 home prem / AVG anti virus / Superspyware / several games.

Second is Lenovo - Intel 2.6 (unk motherboard) On board Intel video - 6 MB ram / Windows 7 home prem / AVG anti virus / Superspyware / no games.

Both are hard wired to router - router is hard wired to cable modem. ISP speed runs between 22 to 33 MB.

Other than games on first - both are about the same. No big difference in utilities - both have Facebook - same email system ect.
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12 Mar 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You're correct that Windows does need all those thing to run, however the messages shouldn't be showing at system start. How long has this been happening? What happened just before you first noticed it?
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12 Mar 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Is the PC that displays "Group Policy Client starting, Local session starting and Preparing Desktop" per chance a work PC that would normally connect to a domain?
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12 Mar 2012   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

First to alphanumeric - No - not work PC - never has been

Second - started about a month ago - only thing I can remember - I think - was just prior to it happening was a Windows Update - I have done many virus scans, reg fixes, spyware scans - nothing found other than usual tracking cookies.
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12 Mar 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Two questions, 1. did you set the second computer with your isp. 2. are you useing the same copy of Windows 7 on both computers or do you have two license's.
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12 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Don't understand what you mean by - set - second computer. No - two different copies of Windows 7 - they both came with Windows 7 installed.
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12 Mar 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When i had cable and hooked up a second computer i had to call them and let them know so they could give it it's own ip address. They still work off the same modem and router, but they each need their own ip.
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