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Forum: General Discussion 18 Apr 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By pstein
Avoid "Press any key to boot from USB" after boot device selection?

I installed windows on an USB flash drive.

When I boot a computer with this USB flash drive inserted I press F8 to get into the boot device selection.
I selected the USB flash drive as boot...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 11 Apr 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By pstein
How to copy dummy file onto defect hard disk sector and block it?

On one of my (older) computers there is a defect sector on the hard disk.
Checking the surface of the hard disk shows a red square for it.
It seems to me that all the "usual" reserve sectors are...
Forum: Installation & Setup 25 Mar 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By pstein
Where to download security patches (NOT full rollups) from web page?

Assume I want to download ALL security patches (NOT full rollups) for Win 7 (32bit or 64bit) NOT through the built in updates service but separately from a web page.

Where can I do this?

In...
Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 19 Mar 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By pstein
Rollup-packages=cumulative vs. security packages=every is required?

As far as I found out the rollup packages are cumulative.

So if I want to apply all patches from November 2016 until now only the last rollup package is needed.

Regarding the security...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 03 Mar 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By pstein
How to put screen after 2h to sleep and NOT turn it off?

How can I put my current screen/monitor into sleep mode (e.g. after 2h) and NOT turn it off completely (after 2h) ?

When I go to Control Panel--Hardware and Sound ---Power Options and switch for...
Forum: Installation & Setup 11 Feb 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By pstein
Differences between ISOs x17-24281.iso and x15-65805.iso ?

On my hard disk I found two Win 7 x64 Pro ISO archives (I guess from digitalriver):

x15-65805.iso

and

x17-24281.iso

What are the differences?
Forum: Software 05 Feb 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By pstein
.NET program closes at startup: "Unhandled exception"

When I start occasionally .NET programs the close immediately after start. Just a simple error box appears informing me that "xxxxxxprogram has stopped working".

I installed .NET 2.0 3.0 3.5 and...
Forum: General Discussion 02 Feb 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By pstein
How to hide in Registry column "type" in WinExplorer for all folders?

How do I hide in Registry column "type" in WinExplorer for all folders?

Here it is described how to do it through GUI:
...
Forum: General Discussion 28 Jan 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By pstein
Why are there 4 (!) RECYCLE BINs on my partition? Outer and Inner RBs

After having disabled the option "protect my system folders) I had a look on my folders and found 4 (!) different RECYCLE BINs on my second, non-system partition D:

Have a look at the attached...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 25 Jan 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 617
Posted By pstein
Set default "mailto" handler when registry protocol branches empty?

I have problems to set an eMail client (e.g. Thunderbird) on my 64bit Win 7 system for handling all "mailto" links.

It is often recommended to go to
Control Panel --> Set Default programs
or...
Forum: Network & Sharing 21 Jan 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By pstein
Block temporarily all (outgoing) traffic WITHOUT firewall?

Is it possible to block temporarily all (outgoing) Internet traffic WITHOUT using the build-in Windows firewall?

I guess there is a simple utility which offers a "traffic OFF" button which...
Forum: General Discussion 09 Jan 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By pstein
How to re-show the hidden title bar and menu bar of TaskManager?

Accidentially I pressed some unknown key combination/sequence and the result was that the
title bar and the menu bar of the well known built-in Task Manager was suddenly hidden.

Only the...
Forum: General Discussion 04 Jan 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By pstein
Exported *.evtx event logfiles later importable? join 2 *.evtx files?

Assume I exported the current events into an external *.evtx log file.
Afterwards I cleaned all active event log entries.

However it could be that I want to re-check some particular events from...
Forum: Drivers 10 Nov 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By pstein
Can I install Win 7 on a notebook with original Win 10 and SSD?

Assume I buy a notebook with pre-installed Win 10 on a SSD.

I prefer to use Win 7 and have a couple of Win 7 licenses available.
Can I install Win 7 on this notebook (provided I found all...
Forum: General Discussion 31 Oct 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By pstein
Existing program not developed by me

Existing program not developed by me
Forum: General Discussion 31 Oct 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By pstein
Registering every *.DLL required? or possible?

Assume I have (under 64bit Win 7) a big program installation with one main *.exe file and lots of *.dlls.

It seems to me that some but not all of these *.dlls need a registration (by regsvr32)...
Forum: Network & Sharing 26 Oct 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By pstein
Interesting. Why is it required to have a...

Interesting.

Why is it required to have a dynamic IP address assigned?
What has DNS-Server to do with DHCP server?
Forum: Network & Sharing 25 Oct 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By pstein
Why can't I set "Obtain DNS server address automatically"?

When I go in my 64bit Win 7 -->General tab then there are currently two DNS servers entered

Preferred DNS server 8.8.8.8
Alternate DNS server: 192.168.0.1

So in case the first google DNS...
Forum: System Security 14 Oct 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 387
Posted By pstein
Why are there many "Allow" rules at first time WinFirewall usage? Rese

After having used for some years another firewall I considered now to switch to MS built in Windows Firewall (in Win 7 Pro).

So I deinstalled the old FW and enabled the MS WF.

When I go now...
Forum: System Security 02 Oct 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 780
Posted By pstein
Export (and import) firewall rules?

Assume I want to backup (for later restore or for import on another Win 7 computer) all the current Win 7 firewall rules.

How do I do this?

Where are they stored?

In Registry or in a...
Forum: System Security 02 Oct 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By pstein
Firewall service always running (even when FW disabled)?

As I found out the Windows firewall service is always running even when I do not use the WF (=is disabled).

Is this correct?

Second question:

When I go to:

Control Panel--->System and...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Sep 2016
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By pstein
Why are there so many rundll32 processes with ClearMyTracksByProcess?

Occasionally my IntExp 11 under 64bit Win 7 is very, very slow or even blocked.
When I look into the TaskManager I find oftentimes lots of processes of type.

rundll32 for inetcpl ......
Forum: Hardware & Devices 15 Sep 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By pstein
chkdsk faster on defragmented hard disks?

If I run chkdsk on a defragmented hard disk partition:

Is this faster than on an undefragmented partition?

Peter
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Sep 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By pstein
Ok, I know how to use chkdsk. The question...

Ok, I know how to use chkdsk.

The question is if WinXPs chkdsk is compatible with Win7 NTFS
Forum: Hardware & Devices 13 Sep 2016
Replies: 7
Views: 423
Posted By pstein
How hot is too hot for CPU? Sudden reboots?

During the last two weeks I observed sudden reboots of my Win 7 system.
In various, different situations the system crashed suddenly and starts afterwards automatically a reboot.

I verified...
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