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Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By AndyH W7f
Any attempt to start services, or anything at all...

Any attempt to start services, or anything at all requiring administrator privileges, from within Windows, gets the same 'can't do it message'.

The service cannot be started, either because it is...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By AndyH W7f
service Appinfo disabled, can't be started again

Something very annoying and interfering was happening. The system service Appinfo was involved. Just what was happening is irrelevant to the current problem. I read the brief description of Appinfo...
Forum: Network & Sharing 05 Sep 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 12,342
Posted By AndyH W7f
I seem to have solved my difficulty by...

I seem to have solved my difficulty by instituting three restrictions.
Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Services
(1) disable: Background Intelligent Transfer Services
(2) set on manual: ...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 20 Jul 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 89,249
Posted By AndyH W7f
Having read things posted on many sites, it seems...

Having read things posted on many sites, it seems to me there are many potential causes of this. Svchost.exe is used for dozens of legitimate purposes so various types of malwear also fine ways to...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 17 Jul 2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,384
Posted By AndyH W7f
Window updates & restore points

Yesterday I downloaded the latest Windows updates. That required five to six hours. Eventually it said "ready to install." That stage went quickly.

I had hoped that, just maybe, the updates would...
Forum: Performance & Maintenance 16 Jul 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 89,249
Posted By AndyH W7f
I attempted to follow the instructions above to...

I attempted to follow the instructions above to stop the offending service. tasklist produced a list of 12 entries, some with quite a few names associated with a give PID. There were no clue there,...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2011
Replies: 7
Views: 12,342
Posted By AndyH W7f
I would like to know too. I can locate the...

I would like to know too. I can locate the service BITS in Task Manager but I can't stop it -- Access Denied. There is never never never a time I want any background downloading to sneak in, so a...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By AndyH W7f
All I get from this is a blank page. It takes...

All I get from this is a blank page. It takes only a few seconds to load.
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By AndyH W7f
Thanks for the wireless activity pointer but...

Thanks for the wireless activity pointer but dial-up through a land line is my only connection.

I was able to use the resource monitor to find out the process using up my internet connection (Iím...
Forum: Network & Sharing 16 Jul 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By AndyH W7f
stealth internet activity

64 bit Windows 7 home premium

Every now and then there is considerable activity whenever the modem is connected, even though I am doing nothing, even if the browser is not running. I need to know...
Forum: Installation & Setup 20 Jun 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By AndyH W7f
I don't know how to explain. I downloaded...

I don't know how to explain.
I downloaded various utilities and ran tests with no negative results. The DVD boot continued to non-function.
I borrowed a Win7 ultimate DVD and a WinXP CD. This Win7...
Forum: Installation & Setup 18 Jun 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 1,772
Posted By AndyH W7f
Broken Windows DVD?

64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium.
I don't know if this is Windows 7 specific but it certainly isn't anything I ever saw before.

I have the original MS Win7 DVD. Shortly after first installing, I...
Forum: Installation & Setup 28 Feb 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,268
Posted By AndyH W7f
Win7's missing boot

64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

Those stupid smiley faces are supposed to be colon, close parenthesis. I don't know how to get your software to stop substituting in the icon.

Having briefly...
Forum: Backup and Restore 20 Feb 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,034
Posted By AndyH W7f
restore point and hidden controls

64 bit Win7 Home Premium
Installing an application can make changes to the registry that the user will have little or no chance of finding because some registry entries have no label or data...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Jan 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,742
Posted By AndyH W7f
Regardless of what might be most useful, I want...

Regardless of what might be most useful, I want to know how to do the following. Can Windows 7 manage it, or is some non-MS application necessary?

Partition a hard drive into 1 primary partition...
Forum: Installation & Setup 24 Jan 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,742
Posted By AndyH W7f
Downloading is the whole problem. At 2 to 3...

Downloading is the whole problem. At 2 to 3 kbits/second, most downloads are too big.
Forum: Installation & Setup 23 Jan 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,742
Posted By AndyH W7f
Thanks. Apparently primary vs logical doesn’t...

Thanks. Apparently primary vs logical doesn’t make any difference for the kind of use I’m considering. Since that system has not yet been online, nor set up to go online, providing screen shots would...
Forum: Installation & Setup 22 Jan 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,742
Posted By AndyH W7f
primary vs extended partition

Before I installed Win 7, I partitioned a new HD, using another system. Now I understand better how the process works, but there were no hints while I went along. I want a number of partitions for...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 22 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,369
Posted By AndyH W7f
Does anyone know for sure about availability of...

Does anyone know for sure about availability of Win 7 updates by snail mail, and if so, how to go about getting them (or, better, the SP1 update when it is officially released)? I spent 50 minutes...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 21 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,369
Posted By AndyH W7f
That will be very convenient, if I can afford it.

That will be very convenient, if I can afford it.
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 20 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,369
Posted By AndyH W7f
The problem may have been solved by updating the...

The problem may have been solved by updating the display driver, but since the black screen occurrences were so erratic, it is perhaps a little premature to say it is gone. Finding the event log was...
Forum: BSOD Help and Support 18 Jan 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,369
Posted By AndyH W7f
temporary black screens

Iíve installed Windows 7 on a computer and am testing to determine how best to set-up the machine for my particular use.

Every now and again, say once or three time an hour, apparently no matter...
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