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Windows 7: NAS and Windows 7

05 Oct 2010   #1

Windos 7 Home Premium
NAS and Windows 7

I am interested in a NAS HD but I am running Windows 7.

Are there any NAS devices that run with Windows 7 without having to rewrite about half of the registry? (exaggerating slightly to make my point!!)

I am not confident or competent enough to delve deeply into the inner workings of the registry

I'm not adverse to doing a little tinkering.

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05 Oct 2010   #2

windows 7 ultimate 32bit

I've had a qnap 409 turbo nas for a year and started with 2 desktops running xp home and another xp pro,and a laptop running vista. I've recently upgraded to w7 1 w7 ultimate, 2 desktops and 2 laptops running home premium. Absolutist no problems. I stream music via squeezebox and video via popcorn hour. I have some hd video which will not stream because i don't have a gigabyte network switch, other than that there's need to edit any registy settings as far as I can see.
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05 Oct 2010   #3

windows 7 Ultimate x86

Welcome to 7 forum oldun & zuso2010...

Oldun you can try Seagate Blackarmor NAS 110 1TB Network Attached Storage (though you haven't mentioned your system specs., please do so that always help us to give right resolution) & its compatible with both x32 & x64 systems, you might wanna check this for details: Windows 7 Compatibility for Seagate Blackarmor NAS 110 1TB Network Attached Storage: Seagate. Drivers, Updates, Downloads
Your system spec shows that you are using a Win 7 Home premium which doesn't go well with NAS device its a known issue though no official word from Microsoft, so, here is a trick that will help you add a new key to the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CurrentControlSet>Control>LSA and in the right hand box created a new key called LMCompatibilityLevel with a value of 1 (from 0).
Immediately on reboot the NAS device should connect (but without the required password).

Hope this info help you & if not then please let us know so we check...

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06 Oct 2010   #4

Windos 7 Home Premium

Thanks for the help.

I have an Acer Aspire 5920G laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium and an Advent 4211B netbook with the same OS. They are connected to Sky broadband via a Netgear router supplied by sky (black).

Acer Support - Aspire 5920G Series Specifications

UKT Support - Advent 4211B Netbook
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06 Oct 2010   #5

windows 7 starter 32 bit

I have a Synology DS209, attached to a dlink dir-635. It runs fine on on al my computers (Vista and Win7).
Mosts synology nas-es have the shame firmware, so I guess most Synolygy nas-es wil work.
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06 Oct 2010   #6

windows 7 Ultimate x86

Welcome Willy to 7 forum...
Yeah most of the synology NAS do have the same firmware....Oldun so check the link: Top 5 Network-Attached-Storage Devices -
for more NAS device that you might wanna choose from....
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