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Win7 Pro Setup Multiple PCs

Q: Win7 Pro Setup Multiple PCs

My office is undergoing a Win7 migration and we'll be purchasing ~20 machines. I'd like to optimize each machine by turning off various services and creating a global standard user profile. We run a workgroup, is there a way I can copy the service.msc mods and the global user profile from a single machine and apply those changes to all machines?

Preferred Solution: Win7 Pro Setup Multiple PCs

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Win7 Pro Setup Multiple PCs

Hello Matteu1, welcome to Seven Forums!

What Windows 7 SKU will they be and will they all run the same one?

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I have several Asus Eee netbooks that I'm getting set up to use at my school. I had some parent volunteers helping me get them ready to deploy, and one of the netbooks was plugged in to initially power it up, but then hard-shut-down before Windows could run through its initial setup.

Now when I boot up the netbook, and it attempts to go through the initial windows setup "Setup is starting services", and then throws an error message:
The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.I restart, and the cycle continues. This happens whether I try to boot normally or in safe mode.

I've got no CD-drive attached to it, so I'm not sure what I can do to break this error cycle. Any suggestions/tools/ideas?


A:Win7 Starter getting error on initial setup; locked in setup loop

Not sure how you deployed them, but if Startup Repair doesn't help when run from System Recovery Options then I would redeploy the image or run Factory Recovery from its partition after backing up the disks.

If you don't have one and they are same hardware, simply backup one's image using Win7 backup imaging or free Macrium - Image your system then boot System Recovery options to Recover Using an Image from its external storage location which you have connected.

If they are not same exact hardware or Image hangs at startup, SysPrep the original before deploying to remove all drivers, activation, SID and HID's.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
System Image Recovery

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Hey guys, I hope someone on here can help me out. I have a MSI GX660R laptop and its a monster, but I have been getting a lot of BSOD and reboots lately. Ive attached a zip with the five latest dumps and and looking for any help I can get. Thanks peoples.

A:Multiple BSOD and reboots on Win7 Ultimate. Multiple dumps included

Hi -

Run Driver Verifier - Driver Verifier - Windows 7 & Vista (BSOD-related)

Driver Verifier needs to run 24 hours minimum or until it BSODs your system, whichever is less. Then . . .

Provide full system info - Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions - Windows 7 & Vista

Also, run Speccy - Speccy - System Information - Free Download
- "File" | "Publish Snapshot" | Paste URL into your next post

Regards. . .



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We have three medical clinics and the front desk staff float from clinic to clinic depending on their schedule.

I only started here a few months ago and I am working on upgrading their Dell xp systems to Windows 7 systems.

The problem begins to crop up when say a user named Sally will come in and sit down at this system for the first time.. Well, she needs to login, click on outlook icon, let it find her exchange PST and copy settings to her user profile, then she launches the application for the scanner that she uses to scan in ID's and insurance cards for every patient coming in.. The scanner is set to default settings and needs to be tweaked on color depth and double sided, etc.. Then after that, she needs to launch her Medical EMR application.. and then choose various options in the citrix client, ..

TL;DR - Each user needs to spend 20 minutes resetting the defaults at this updated system.

Well this is fine except, I am planning on updating 2 front desk systems at each clinic, the user Sally will need to do all these things EACH time she finds herself sitting down at a system I just swapped out the previous evening.

My thought is this, put a single system down in one clinic and let it sit a week giving most of the float users a chance to work on it for a day, setting all of their preferences etc.

Once I get a bunch of them with user profiles on the local drive, grab an image of that drive and just deploy that to each system I roll out..

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A:Multiple users on multiple win7-64 systems.. Easy way to clone one?

If Sally logs onto the computer with her name it should have all her preferences saved do you have a separate account setup for every user, maybe if you setup the account as admin to begin with then after everything is setup the way she likes remove the admin privilege and do the same for all users

look at this tutorial on Seven Forums
User Account - Create

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I have dictionary called the Unified Medical dictionary English-Arabic

anyway, i have the ISO file
i installed it on Win7 x32 with no problem

but i tried to install it on Winx64 but it says an error like "the setup file is not compatible with Win7 x64"

I tried to search for the x64 version but i had no success, google sometimes becomes lame u know....
I tried to just copy the already installed dictionary folders to Win7x64 but it didnt open cuz it seems that it needs to be installed

So is there any way to like edit that setup.exe file or something to work on x64 version cuz it seems if i can just bypass that step it will work

or like a work around the "copy whole folders" and get it to work
I really need some help with it,
thanks in advance,

A:Is there a work around if Win7 x32 setup file wont work on Win7 x64

sometimes 32 bit applications have 16 bit installer and that won 't work on 64 bit system, but if this is not the case did you try to run installer in compatibility mode? (right click/properties/compatibility). Installer generally does three things: creates program directory, copies some DLL files to system directory and writes some data into registry. You could trace those things in Win32 installation and try manually recreate this on 64bit machine, but who knows if it will work. Also search for portable version, those don't require installation and frankly now a days I don't use anything else but portable applications unless there is no other way.

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Having a hard time getting a homegroup setup, tried turning on network discovery and file sharing and it reverts to off, tried leaving homegroup and it denies the action, does the same with attempting to change the homegroup password.  Could use a little help with this, Thanks

A:Homegroup setup in win7 pro

Are you on a Home Network? Is this the only computer involved?
--- Did you originally create the homegroup on this computer or did you have to join a homegroup?
Check out homegroup from start to finish

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Please provide guidelines for using SSD as System Drive (60 GB).
I understand there are several issues like:
- buying 8 GB RAM plus dismissing pagefile.sys (myth or true?)
- setup of user files cleanly on D: drive (yes, big and mirrored)
- other settings helping to preserve SSD
No doubt, experts on the subject would come up with further, more knowledgable aspects.

N.B. Forum search I did, never found any matches for "SSD" (no quotes) - hence I posted this.

A:How do I setup Win7 on SSD - properly?

If you have a new and unused SSD, it is completely painless.

Windows 7 will realize it is an SSD and make a few adjustments.

I'd keep the page file, but you can put it on another drive if you want to. Some people get rid of it, but you occasionally hear of Windows bitching because it can't find one.

The normal recommendation is to install the OS and apps to the SSD and use spinning drives for data.

You can get rid of the hibernation file if you don't use hibernation--that will save space equal to the amount of RAM you have.

Keep an eye on the amount of space devoted to System Restore. Likewise for the page file.

You can check alignment after you install, or you can set it manually in Diskpart if you prefer.

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Ok, welcome everybody, my name is Tommy. I have a huge problem about installing windows so i will write down everything. Already a couple of days trying to install a new Windows (W7) and boot Windows normally and pass the Windows logo and one comes to the blue image and then the setup should appear but nothing. Just standing and standing. In fact, I had trouble installing Windows 7 because we talked error code 5 so I found a fix and managed to install os. Now he does not want to appear on Win7 setup or even on Vista. I tried to remove and replace the cables but that did not help. I'm desperate, I do not know what more to do.

Specs: Windows 7 x64
Processor: AMD X2 250 OC 3.3
GPU: HD5670 1GB

Please help me: (

A:No setup after booting Win7 and other OS-es

Hi Tommy. Welcome to 7 Forums. Let me ask you this. Are you trying to do a dual boot with Vista and 7, or a clean install of just 7 by itself? If that is the case, try following the steps in this great tutorial by gregrocker for clean installs.
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Since you already have the installation DVD then you can skip the steps about downloading the Windows 7 iso and use your own disk.

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I would like to know if it is possible to cancel installation at the 'expanding files' phase without losing current OS. At first I tried install W7 on virtual pc and the installation stuck on expanding files 0%, so I don't know if it will also happen on real pc. That's why it would be good to know if I can stop the setup if it gets stuck.
If anybody has any ideas you're welcome

A:Cancelling Win7 setup

Quote: Originally Posted by AlexxA

I would like to know if it is possible to cancel installation at the 'expanding files' phase without losing current OS. At first I tried install W7 on virtual pc and the installation stuck on expanding files 0%, so I don't know if it will also happen on real pc. That's why it would be good to know if I can stop the setup if it gets stuck.
If anybody has any ideas you're welcome

I think that you would not lose anything, but who knows? Download the free Paragon software, make an image as back up, and you will be all right, even if you have to stop the installation.

Free Backup Software: Paragon Backup & Recovery 10 Free Edition - Overview

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hi guys

i have to use win 7 ultimate X86 and it is good then when i put and restart laptop
when the firswt step appear "copying windows files"done then next etsp "Expanding windows files" when the precentage reach 47% there ias ameeage appear

"windows can not find files reuqried for installation ,make sure that all files are avaialbe"

so where the problem ?
i have tsted 3DVDs and the same problem

A:problem with setup win7

Try this and see if there is a problem with the computer loading 7.
Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

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I am sure somebody out there can help with this one.

I currently take care of a small office network, please note I'm self taught and still learning.


20 computers
Main Server
Phone Server
1 vpn router (BEFVP41 V2)
2 wireless routers (Dlink DI-614+ and WRT54G)
2 trendnet switches (TE100-S24 and TE-100 S16
Other Misc Lan Printers and devices

Right now out VPN router is connected to our modem. The VPN router is then connected to the first switch which is connected to the other switch, the other 2 routers, and various computers.

We have various issues, including transfer speed, ability to see all computers on the network, etc etc. I assume the issues are in how I have the routers configured.

SO, here are my questions.

1) I no longer have a need for the wireless functionality of the 2 additional routers. Should they be replaced by switches?

2) If I keep the setup as is, how should the routers be configured, is there a good resource on the web to read about this?

3) "If someone has the time to answer this one I would be grateful." - If you were starting from scratch how would you configure this network, what hardware would you buy? Due to wiring limitations there are two areas of our building, where the additional wireless routers are now, that a router or switch or something must be used to service multiple computers.


A:Multiple Router Setup

You can't see all the computers because routers break up broadcast domains. You need to either create separate subnets on each router and set up routing between them or make the WAP's into layer 2 bridges (if possible). If you do not require the wireless could you wire the other devices directly into it? If not hang a switch off of it.

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I am trying to set up my Gateway DX4300-19 Desktop PC for dual monitors. The problem I am having is that the second monitor is not accepting the signal and or not getting the signal. I am not very tech savvy so I may be completely wrong with this so here it goes:

My video card is a ATI Radeon HD 3200 integrated.

So this is how I'm trying to set it up and if I'm completely wrong please tell me what to do.

On the back panel of my desktop there is a VGA output and a HDMI output. I have the VGA going to my desktop Monitor its a gateway.

And Im trying to use the HDMI into my LCD TV as it is hung above my desktop anyway.

Am I doing something wrong or will it just not work?

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hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.

A:multiple email setup using pop

rakeshmgala said:

hi !
i am using outlook 2007 and have set up multiple email ids of gmail using pop.gmail.com, the emails are well setup. now i use microsoft publisher and create the templet and send the emails.
Gmail ristricts the no of sending to 250 mails in a day. but when i have set up multiple ids in outlook and i change the default sending mail after first 250 emails, the mail starts bouncing stating your quota exceeds.

my question is does outlook also restricts the sending limits. or using the pop.gmail.com and smtp.gmail.com server counts the emails. is there a solution for this.Click to expand...

You are identified by gmail (and counted), whatever you use. It's your IP.

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Is it ok to have a device on the same channel as the primary hard drive?

I currently have my primary HD by itself on one channel. On the second channel I have a slave HD and CD Burner.

I would like to have the primary HD and a CD rom on one channel, and the slave HD and CD burner on the second. Will I have any problems with this.

I am running Home XP.

A:Multiple device setup

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This may show my ignorance, but I'm fine with that. I'm am working on a computer that needs to have both XP and Linus, as well as a large amount of storage. What I have to work with is two smaller drives and two larger drives. The thought was to partion the smaller drive to contain both OS and set it up as a RAID1 with the other small drive so that the software would be backed up (time is money with this project so I can't have downtime reloading if either crashes!). Is there any way to have the two larger ones set-up as RAID0 or will I have to have both of them as separate drives? Willing to take any other set-up suggestions as well. Thanks for your time!

A:Multiple HD setup issue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iILE007CMw&feature=related Wubi Check this out and the other videos on this site.
I wouldn't think it would matter which drive you chose to install the XP and or Linux on, though I don't think you can take two HDs and combine them. They will more than likely have to be separate drives. Let us know...Jazz

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I have a GeForce 6600 video card that support ups to two monitors and I saw that I could set it up to display one really wide screen or to clone one screen but I want to have one screen always stay at my desktop view and only open windows with the minimze, maximize, and close buttons on top, while the other screen opens up my games. is there any way to do this.

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I am trying to connect an external TV to my laptop using HDMI connection.
I turned off both of them.
Connected the cable
turned on the TV.
Turned on my laptop.
Everything is fine while the windows starting, everything is displayed on the TV, (which is determined from the bios setup).
When the welcome screen appears, it appears on the laptop, not on the TV.
nothing appears on the TV.
I entered the resolution page and pressed the detect button, all what I get is "Another display not detected"
I tried updating my nvidia card driver.
I searched the internet for any help, I found that this problem happens with a lot of people, most of them say that this problem happened only with windows 7, and the external TV was detected easily using windows XP or Vista.

Please help.

This thread is from nvidia forums showing that the problem is not in the display card driver and all of them have the problem when upgraded to windows 7.

TV Display detection broken (TV not detected) in newest drivers - NVIDIA Forums

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
Display card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M
Driver version: (266.58)
CPU: Intel core i5 M430 2.27 GHz
Ram: 4.0 GB

A:Setup multiple monitors (Help).

Howdy hesh, and welcome to the 7F.

Could you tell me what type of computer it is? With model number ect.


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I would like to setup 2 monitors on my computer. I know my computer is older but it is very fast and I don't plan on using the monitors on resource hogging stuff
My specs are
Intel pentium 4 3ghz HT ENABLED
4gb ram
1tb hdd
Nvidia gt 520 1gb
windows 7
My monitors are 2 different inputs / outputs
If I just plugged them both in to the plugin on my gpu would it work?
and have to adjust stuff?
I have never used dual monitors so I dont know.
One monitor has a 1600x900 (I plan on this being main monitor)
Other is 1024x768
what do I need to do?
Any GOOD software for this?

one of them is dvi and other is vga
Also I am new to this site and I dont know what section this should be in

A:how to setup multiple monitors? help

Win7 has some built in features for multi monitors.

This makes it better DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...

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Hello Everyone,

I am in desperate need of help.

Just started new business and wanted to setup 3 additional monitors to my current laptop. Bought 3 monitors and plugged in and to my surprise only two working. Did some research and found that my laptop only has the ability to set up 2 additional monitors and not 3.

Went to local computer shop and they advised to get a video card and that should help.

Before that I tried all the below option but nothing worked

1. HDMI to USB
2. VGA to USB
3. DVI to USB

What I haven't tried is the external docking station as that is bit expensive.

My laptop is Acer Aspire F - 15 F5 -572G - 77KY
Intel Core i7 with turbo boost
NVIDIA GeForce 940M with 4 GB Dedicated VRAM
16GB DDR3 l Memory

If my only option is Video card can you please suggest which one to go for and if that can be plugged into usb or something.

If there is any other option please let me know.


A:Multiple Monitor Setup

Have you seen this video tutorial.

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I need 3 TVs to run of 3 separate computers, and I need to be able to switch which computer run which tv, very quickly. So ?computer a? needs to be able to runs 1,2 and3 (but only one at a time.) then needs to be able to switch and run a different tv in less than 1 min.

2 computer stations are located in one room and the 3rd is 20 feet away in the next. The farthest tv is 50ft away, but are all located in different areas so the building. Chrome casts and similar devices aren?t good enough to run video. We would prefer a hard wired situation.

The computers do not have hdmi ports, but do have vga. We have to have sound and video playing. Each computer station must also have 2 monitors.

Any ideas?

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I'm new to this and this is my first question. I am trying to connect two fax machines to one dedicated fax line. Is it possible to connect a free-standing HP Laserjet 3330 and a system controlled Brother 5-in-1 MSC5440CN to one dedicated line without interfering with one another? I would like one in one office and another in another office. Does anyone know a way to do this? I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer.

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Hardware: Alienware x51 PC

Updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10, never reverted back and never made a backup unfortunately. The PC came with Windows 7 pre-installed but I imagine after the Windows 10 took over it probably erased Windows 7 files.

Windows 10 was incredibly buggy and wouldn't let me do certain simple tasks, so I decided to clean the drive and restart the PC (after many different approaches, couldn't do updates or even see update manager etc.) so it was my last resort.

Now I am trying to go through the Windows 10 setup but every time it gets to restarting or "wait a moment", the process just loops and repeats itself.

It has been stuck on this loop for a long time and I've tried many different approaches.

I have tried;

-Unplugging Ethernet/Not connecting to WiFi and continuing the installation
-Booting from a USB that I had made into a Windows 7 boot disk
-Setting boot priorities differently
-Going through the setup around 100 times in a row
-Changing the settings after language settings to turn off any extra features
-Removing all devices and starting the PC up
-Restarting like mad

I can't think of anything else! Ideally I would want to get through the Windows 10 setup and just install from the USB afterwards, but I can't even get onto the desktop to do this.

I also can't access safe mode or see the Alienware boot screen with the F2 and F9 for boot options. I'm running out of ideas now. All I can think of is that the h... Read more

A:Win7 to Win10 setup loop

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Did you ever successfully restore the machine to Windows 7?

If you selected to clean the drive, did you do this through Windows 10? This would have left the Windows 10 OS files on the drive, granted that it completed successfully.

Have you tried to create a bootable Windows 10 USB and boot to it?

Can you not connect to the Alienware BIOS at all? Do you see a splash screen of the logo?

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I'm trying to learn and setup a VPN connection (to simulate a "real" one).

I have a Windows Server 2008 machine with VMware Player installed on it. I have installed Windows XP in the VMware Player for this VPN "simulation".

I googled for the VPN setup and set the XP virtual machine as the VPN server (a lot of fiddling around, it's my first time setting up a VPN connection). The Server/XP machine is on a "192.168.2.xxx /" subnet, on a second router I have, my other computer (Win7) is connected a router above (192.168.1.xxx /, so that one utp cable goes into my Win7 PC and the other into the second ( router. So with my Win7 computer I can simulate the situation as if I was connecting from somewhere over the internet, since the other cable from the first router goes into the WAN port of the second router (which is then connected to the Server/Vritual XP machine). Sorry for overcomplicating this explanation.

Anyway, after setting the XP server I have opened (forwarded) the TCP & UDP port number 1723 (as I've read on the internet) in the subnet's ( router for the XP's IP address.

Then I fiddled some more, set a user name and password on the XP which I then used to create a VPN connection on the Win7 PC and fiddled some more when I learned that I have to set IP range on the XP and not let it give it automatically (I don't understand a lot of this yet) - and finally I was able to estab... Read more

A:VPN connection setup (WinXP-Win7)

Anyone, please?

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When isntalling Win 7 after a few screens it asks for a "Setup Password for Account" but I THINK thats just for the user account isnt it? XP install used to specify this was specifically an administrator password. Isnt that one on the Windows 7 install end-target user password? Thanks.

A:Win7 setup Admin Password?


That will be the default user "System Admin." if this is what you are asking, there is another ADMINISTRATOR acct but it is recommended not to enable that acct for every-day use, it does away with all the Windows built-in safeguards.

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I have a 32bit XP installed in C: and I want to install 64bit Win 7 on D:. I have used the usb download tool to make a bootable usb drive and installed Win7 till the 1st reboot. However after the reboot, it just returns to page 1 of the installation (select language, drive to install into etc). If I change the boot priority to HDD first, then it just boots into XP as if nothing has ever happened.

I have tried searching for the answer for more than 5 hours now and all the fixes dont seem to work. It is as though my computer cant detect that Win 7 is installed halfway.

PC Specs: E6750 C2D , Gigabyte G41-MTS2PT, 4GB ram, Sapphire 5750 512mb. 2x 160gb hdd.

Is there something I can do from windows XP that can help progress this setup?

Thank you very much!

A:Win7 setup does not continue after first reboot.

Have you formatted the USB Drive to NTFS format?

You can read the procedure to install Windows 7 on a USB Drive at How To Boot And Install Windows 7 From USB Flash Drive or http://maketecheasier.com/updated-bo...ive/2009/09/12

The procedure is fairly complicated. It would be much easier to install Windows 7 on another hard disk partition.

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Hey everyone I really need some help with this:
I just burnt my Win7 install .iso to a DVD and rebooted my computer ready for the installation. I wait for the windows files to load, then when the bar is full, the screen goes to a blue screen with this message:

"...The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000000A5 (0x0000000000001000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x00000000FFFFFFFF, 0x0000000000002040)"

Please help me sort this out, I have a fairly new computer that has been running XP SP3 without error thus far, and I am very keen to make the leap to Win7. Any and all help is most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 setup ACPI not compatible?

Hello & Welcome Simonsiknasty,

Thanks for filling in you specs

Check in your Bios setup where you can turn ACPI "On" or "Off"

Also a lot of us have found win7 installs best the first time with 2 gb ram, then the other 2gb can be added later when it is running smoothly & all needed drivers have been installed. There are a lot of great members here to help you with problems.
Just keep asking questions & giving us the best details for the situation.

" Doc "

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Athlon Phenom quad 2.7Ghz,ASUS MeN72D MB, matched 4GB DDR2s, 2 Nvidia 8500's SLI'd and about 750GB of hard storage, 500 watt PS, in a 6-fan case, 2 Acer 21" LCDs. Happens overnight almost every night. Also happens when I start a browser (both IE and FF) after other graphic activity such as playing a game, etc. Temperatures and voltages are all nominal on reboot. Started just after the fresh install upgrade to 7 from XP, but it was a completely fresh install, no migrating.
This terrible instability is very frustrating; I even recently lost Firefox completely during an upgrade of a FF component when the system suddenly rebooted. Had to uninstall and reinstall FF. There is no warning either, and I can't find any explanations for the crashing anywhere. So add my tears to the pool.

A:diff setup, same WIN7 41(63) crash

Took screenshot of logs; have created text file of eventlog around the time of the last crash. Will share if anyone wants to see them.

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Just like you ca slipstream windows updates is there a way to pre-configure windows services - either to disable or sc delete?
Thanks R

A:Service Setup on Win7 Installation

Yes you can slipstream updates into an SP1 installer using 7 Lite.

Win7 does not require or tolerate Service edits as it already has all Services not needed at boot set to Manual on fast triggers. Experimentation we did with this all during beta proved there is absolutely no performance gain to be had and essentially no fat to trim.

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I get blue screens of varied messages like IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and STOP: 0x0000007B when I try to set up Windows 7. It has 4 gigs of RAM. Also, tell me if I need more info please. Thank you for your help.

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Well, I had win7 and wanted to do a fresh install on my Asus NETbook. I used a USB installation (no DVD drive) and everything was going fine up to 30 something percent. When I looked it reported some error and reversed the installation. Since then, when I turn the computer on it loads into boot and gives two options: "win7" and "win setup". It reports an error if I click on win setup about missing a file on D drive, but it loads win7 option normally. So, I cannot use setup disc to repair it, obviously. Any suggestions? I thought about starting installation inside a running win, installing it into a separate partition, and formatting C afterwards. Help.

A:Win7 setup boot error

Back up your files, unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS, enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module, set DVD drive first to boot, HD second. Then set SATA controller to AHCI. Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10 to open a Command Box, type:

SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY SIZE=102400 (for 100gb partition, adjust as desired)

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt.You are creating the partition here for the purpose of marking it Active which overcomes certain install failures.

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i have 4 hard disks and LOTS of partitions
80gb , 160gb , 320gb , 1000gb
windows 7 = in a partition in 1000gb
all other partitions are normal partitions with data.
my current win7 is upgraded from vista thru a dvd. now after lots of months. im having probs and want to format and reinstall windows.
BUT i dont have a disc drive anymore.
now i have made a small partition in 160gb . made it FAT32 . set it ACTIVE. and put win 7 iso files there. when i boot 160gb HDD . it boots up fine . win 7 setup comes. helped me repair probs a lot.
when i boot 1000gb . my current windows loads.

so i wanted to format 1000gb and install windows there agian now. but i thot i will just confirm that win7 setup COMPLETES smoothly from that 160gb hard disk.

so i booted 160gb HD . started setup and installed a trial windows in 80gb hard disk.
setup completed successfully.
BUT sadly i notice. that if i BOOT 80gb hard disk . nothing happens . if I boot 160 gb hard disk . then the new trial windows @ 80gb comes. booting 1000gb brings my current windows as normal

so WOW . im having this problem. if someone helps me with this ill be GREATFUL!
i want to install windows from 160gb partition on 80gb or any where such that I boot that hard disk and windows comes instead of booting my 160gb hard disk.

plz help

A:win7 setup from diff. partition/hd


Have look at these tutorials:

Clean Install Windows 7

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Also look at the tutorials inside the links.

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Hello, I have an ASUS laptop integrated into my Bedroom Theater and 2.1 sound system. Currently I have an Audioquest Dragonfly DAC plugged into the USB 2.0 port from there the 1 stereo output of the Dragonfly heads over to a spliter after that one end goes to an amp for the main speakers and the other goes to a wireless transmitter for the subwoofer and all the filtering gets done at the sub Via a low pass filter @ 60Hz
I want to get rid of the headphone splitter and use the factory (unused) output for the subwoofer (if Possible)
also I do want to bypass the sub's built in low pass filter for something in the PC itself

Laptop info
8GB Ram
Audioquest Dragonfly. (Stereo)
Realtek "HD" audio (stereo)

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I would like to setup three or four monitors on my computer. I want the screens to have individual properties but also be connected in a panoramic fashion. Can I add more video cards or should I get a ready made unit that supports several monitors? If so, where's a good place to look for one?

A:How Do I setup a Multiple Monitor Computer?

The Three main Hardware based ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

1) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios, it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.

Multi-Monitor Adapters

2) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support. Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.

Multi-Monitor Video Cards

3) You can buy a pre-manufactured multi-monitor computer. The best place to purchase a multiple monitor computer is at: Multi-Monitors.com.
They carry a multi-monitor computer line called SUPER PC that can support from 2 to 16 monitors.

Multiple Monitor Computers

Multiple Monitor LCD Displays

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I've encountered multiple specific problems hence why the thread title is "multiple problems".

So it all started when a recent Windows 10 update was installed on to my brother's laptop. Laptop restarted and did not boot up. Encountered a srttrail.txt error. Read many posts on this. I tried bootrec, bcdedit, startup repair, chkdsk, scannow......the laptop always got stuck at a blank black screen or could not repair the startup.

I downloaded an ISO from the microsoft site to try and re-install Windows, burned it to a dvd at max speed (using my laptop), then booted it on to my brother's laptop under Legacy Boot mode. It booted well except it could not accept the product key which came with the ISO file (which came from a site that was partnered with Microsoft). We checked the product key multiple times....no success. I tried downloading a pre-activated ISO file to bypass the product key screen and I get to the "Select driver to install" screen telling me I am missing a media file. I downloaded a chipset onto a usb drive and selecting it but the laptop keeps saying "Could not find any drivers".

So.....is the ISO corrupted? Did I burn the ISO too fast? Is the DVD scratched? Do I need to edit any settings in BIOS? This is an Acer laptop with an i7 processor.
By the way, By brother downgraded to Windows 8.1 because he used somebody else's Windows 8.1 cd to repair his computer.....or at least that's what he told me. Anyho... Read more

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Hi Everyone,
This is my first post !
I was actually looking forward to setup multiple routers at our college(I know its quite late) where we have quite a good network of ethernet cables. Also, almost every cluster/lab has its own switch and we use static IPs with proxy to one network address( The user should be able to travel across multiple ROUTER/AP zones without changing connections.
I am sorry if I ask too much but after searching for several hours, all I got was I have to do something with MAC cloning and SSIDs.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop. I recently upgraded to WinXP-Home. I just plugged in an external monitor but when I go to Display Properties/Setup, I don't see 2 monitors pictured... so I can't run my system with a multiple monitor desktop... all I can do is display the same image on both the Laptop LCD and the external monitor.

Clues? Solutions?

A:multiple monitor setup problem

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Hi  Hoping someone may know the answer - but is there any hardware or software I can get to allow me to output my Lenovo Y50 onto three external HDMI monitors? I need them to be extensions of the display, rather than duplicates... I tried a HDMI splitter in one HDMI port connected to 2x external monitors but it only seems to duplicate the display on two of the screens, even when selecting ''extend'' from the Win10 display options. I have a USB to HDMI converter that is allowing me to extend the display onto one additional monitor, but not onto two... Thanks in advance

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I came across this wonderful site in search of answers.

I have a huge problem that I have no clue where to begin. I recently started to get BSOD's when my dog just barely tapped my tower. I was playing Metro 2033 and all it did was stutter really bad then shut down. No bsod or anything. I went to boot it back up and nothing came on, except I could see my fans were on and I heard my hdd spin, but nothing else. No monitor, no keyboard, no mouse. Panic set in lol! So I unplugged everything and let it sit there for a while then started it back up. Everything worked just great! Except I started to get a bsod every now and then tagged with the nothing posting unless I left it alone. I swapped video cards with one I knew worked (ati X1800xt) installed drivers and went to reboot (no bsod at this time, and your supposed to restart after driver install) then the normal nothing comes up. So I took the x1800 out and put it back in the old system I had. Well then that wouldn't do anything either!! Seeing as I was frustrated I removed that card from the old computer and let it sit. After some time I put the x1800 back into the old computer and it worked like it never left. (I also tried the HD 6950 in the old pc and it didn't do anything either - that was before I put the x1800 back into the old pc - but I thought that might be the psu not being powerful enough) So I took the new computer apart minus the processor and left the pieces sit apart. Then I found another old board I h... Read more

A:Multiple BSOD's on brand new setup.

ASACPI.sys the 2005 version is a huge cause of BSOD's

Please visit this link: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Support- download_item_mkt
Scroll down to the Utilities category, then scroll down to the "ATK0110 driver for WindowsXP/Vista/Windows 7 32&64-bit " (it's about the 8th item down).
Download and install it.
Go to C:\Windows\System32\drivers to check and make sure that the ASACPI.sys file is date stamped from 2009 or 2010 (NOT 2005).

ASACPI.sys fffff880`03f9a000 fffff880`03fa2000 0x00008000 0x42476c4c 28/03/2005 06:30:36
Update your Realtek NIC drivers

Rt64win7.sys fffff880`0466a000 fffff880`0469c000 0x00032000 0x49a65b0d 26/02/2009 13:04:13
Check your system stability with OCCT

Test your RAM
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

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Hello, one of our client has a retail shops in multiple locations in the country, all the retail shops are connected to the head office via ADSL internet. The head office has an inventory application. We need to place one PC at every shop and connect to the head office inventory server to work remotely.

I need to some suggestions and better security solution please?

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So if I move a window from my 144 hz monitor to one of my 60 hz monitors it gets laggy. I have also noticed that if I fullscreen a window on my 144 hz monitor that I will get some strange tearing in specific places when I scroll up and down. If I revert the 144 hz monitor down to 60 hz it goes away. It also goes away by switching to windows basic instead of aero? Does anyone else have experience with this? I am pretty sure it is a windows problem.

I looked it up and other people had a similar problem as well. Sadly not many people use monitors beyond 60 hz so I doubt that this will be patched anytime soon.

A:Wierd Lag With Multiple Monitor Setup

Could be Graphics card maybe, check and update drivers.

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I need to set up 4 wireless routers on the existing network which has 4 hubs located at different floors. These hubs will be replaced by wireless routers. The signal from each wireless routers will allow access to multiple computers on each floor. Any suggestion as to how I should set up new routers. If there is a diagram available I would appreciate if you could display or email.

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Hi. I have a laptop with XP. I use it for work and at work we have a sharing network which I use to access network printers. At home I have a wireless network set up. I also have a printer hooked up to a computer with Windows Vista. Is there a way I can access that printer without removing myself from my network at work?

A:How do you setup multiple sharing networks

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Looks like it is time to retire XP. I have some programs that I am quite attached to but they won't install on Win7 using the original disks presumably because the Win7 doesn't like the setup.exe. I have had to move my XP directories and sub directories to the Win7 machine. Since these are all 32bit programs they all work BUT there is no registry support which results in some "inconveniences".

Three questions:
1. Can I use Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit to make the setup.exe compatible so I can do a normal install and get registry support?
2. If not can I use ACT to discover the registry calls and add them to the registry.
3. Most all the info on the ACT is focused toward enterprise. Does anyone know of a tutorial or general instructions for a standalone PC?

Thanks for your help
My decision was based on your decision not to decide

A:Installing programs that won't install on Win7 using Setup.exe

Hello Boa, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try installing the program using XP compatibility mode on the setup.exe to see if that may help.

You might also try using Run as administrator on the setup.exe if you have any permission or access issues during installation.

Hope this helps,

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 95 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1919 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381451 MB, Free - 253187 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Hi, I just added a new HP Win8.1 computer, and want to use this older Win7 as a secondary HOME GROUP computer. I've never set up a network before and I can't seem to figure out why I can't get it added to the group. I do not have a password on this Win7 unit and didn't want one. Is that the problem?

Please speak baby-language to me on this subject.

Thanks from Jack

A:Home Group Setup Troubles only with Win7

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 95 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1919 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1200 Series (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM), 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381451 MB, Free - 253170 MB;
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

First, I don't understand why my posted question is gone.

Here it is again: Am trying to link my Win7 computer to a home group with my new Win8 computer. Cannot get Win7 to connect due to "Unable to open Service Control Manager". I have no knowledge of networks, and reading about it online is confusing.

Can someone offer advice for a simple mind here?

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I am having trouble installing windows 7 (home premium) on my new raid array (2x intel 330 120GB SSD in RAID0)

Basically, windows CAN see the raid volume. it recognizes that there is a single 223 GB volume available. I select "Load Driver" for the volume, and plug in my trusty USB with the appropriate intel SATA RAID drivers. Win7 recognizes that there is a compatible driver on the USB, installs it, but still says:

"Windows cannot be installed to this disk. This computers hardware may not support booting to this disk. Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu"

The format and create new partition options are grayed out for this volume.

So what did I do to get here?

Using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology tool, I combined the two drives into a raid0 volume. This is confirmed because when I restart, the raid volume shows up in the RST echo with the right size, and also indicates that the volume is bootable. It is also confirmed because the windows 7 setup only sees one 223GB disk.

I have confirmed that in the BIOS, the SATA controller is set to RAID mode (not AHCI).

I have confirmed that in the BIOS, the first boot option is "RAID intel SSD"
Ive tried the RAID drivers that came with the motherboard, Ive also tried the raid drivers available from intel and the latest raid drivers available from the motherboard MFR.

What else can I do?
Thanks in advance for any help.

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