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Remote desktop WIN7 HOME PREM?

Q: Remote desktop WIN7 HOME PREM?


All of MS literature says it cannot be done & your website indicates it can via 3rd party software, but I stumbled onto this @ answers.microsoft.com:

Simply change the fDenyTSConnections value in the ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server? hive to ?0? from ?1? and you can RDP into the system. One has always been able to do this. The options available in the UI reflect which editions include support for the feature. You can enable RDP on Home if you wish, it just isn?t supported.

One can also set the UserAuthentication value to 1 in the ?HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server\WinStations\RDP-Tcp? to require NLA if you wish.

Is this BOGUS? I have attempted it & no luck. Maybe I am missing something?

Preferred Solution: Remote desktop WIN7 HOME PREM?

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: Remote desktop WIN7 HOME PREM?

Let's start with the obvious. What you're trying to do is illegal, it violates the license of Windows you've bought. Microsoft sells various editions of Windows and each one has more features that the lesser ones, but they're also more expensive. It's a way to segment the market. From Windows Home Premium the Remote Desktop server has been cut off of it (only the client remains), but you have to upgrade to Professional to get it, among other things. That's the way MS makes money "if you want features, pay me more".

Now for the technical side. Not sure about the method you posted, but I'm sure that in some way it's totally doable. Remember that the editions of Windows are just artificial restrictions over a single code base, just a few registry changes, some setting and maybe missing files or something else hidden out there, but the reality is that Windows 7 Starter all the way up to Windows 2008R2 Datacenter are exactly the same program with features artificially stripped out.
So, possible, yes, I'm pretty sure it's possible, but no idea how. Even then, remember that this forum don't support illegal things, so you won't get it here anyway.

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--edit, see my second post...

This is supposed to be easy?

OK, first I have a desktop, win 7 pro 64. I never thought I'd own a laptop, need networks so I might have disabled something at some point.
(I've disabled everything I don't need for performance reasons - game/graphics rig)

It has 2 ethernet connections. 1 is to modem. 2 is open.

I recently bought a laptop, win 7 home premium 64.

So time for file sharing. Bought a crossover network cable.

Trying to set up a home network. Works on the laptop, but going through all the troubleshooters and all I get on the PC is 'cannot add home network to this computer'.

I can see and get into my PC from the laptop, but the PC won't register a network OR my laptop. (I actually want the opposite as it's easier to use the PC for transfers/work/etc...)

None of the troubleshooting in Win7Pro PC is working, any ideas?

(I've set both clocks to internet time, I have everything open to file sharing on both machines)


I did just notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing in network & sharing/advanced settings and hit save changes,

everytime I reopen the window it's set back to off. Doesn't matter how many times i turn it on and save, it always gets turned off again.

A:win7 home prem desktop/win7 pro home network issues

Quote: Originally Posted by Baddcog

This is supposed to be easy?

OK, first I have a desktop, win 7 pro 64. I never thought I'd own a laptop, need networks so I might have disabled something at some point.
(I've disabled everything I don't need for performance reasons - game/graphics rig)

It has 2 ethernet connections. 1 is to modem. 2 is open.

I recently bought a laptop, win 7 home premium 64.

So time for file sharing. Bought a crossover network cable.

Trying to set up a home network. Works on the laptop, but going through all the troubleshooters and all I get on the PC is 'cannot add home network to this computer'.

I can see and get into my PC from the laptop, but the PC won't register a network OR my laptop. (I actually want the opposite as it's easier to use the PC for transfers/work/etc...)

None of the troubleshooting in Win7Pro PC is working, any ideas?

(I've set both clocks to internet time, I have everything open to file sharing on both machines)


I did just notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing in network & sharing/advanced settings and hit save changes,

everytime I reopen the window it's set back to off. Doesn't matter how many times i turn it on and save, it always gets turned off again.

The problem is in bold. Once you disable those services all bets are off on the network sharing being functional until all your required networking services are all enabled and set to automati... Read more

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ok i give up, honest i did rtfm, well google, but not finding anything that says definite yes or no, "can i rdc from winxp to win7 home premium?"
i can rdc from the win7 to my xppro, but trying to get back from the xp pro machine to the win7 not connecting
did all the enabling in win 7 system, have all win firewall disabled, using comodo instead and opened up the standard win rdc port in comodo, one thing i noticed the dhcp public ip for the win 7 machine has a subnet, instead of the usual, don't think that should make a diff, but just putting that out there

A:remote desktop winxp pro to win7 home premium

Win 7 HP does not include the RDP host, only the client. Need 7 Pro or Ultimate to make use of RDP with the Win 7 machine as host.

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Okay, so I beat my head against my desk for 20 minutes this morning because I couldn't see the "Remote Desktop" section under the "Remote" tab in "System Properties" under "Allow Remote Access" in "System and Security"...

Then I realized that one of my machines is running Win7 Home Premium and the other is running Win7 Professional. According to MS's website, Win7HP users can't allow a remote desktop connection.

So my questions is... what is there a "Remote Setting" link and what does "All Remote Assistance" connections to this computer do if not allow "Remote Desktop" connections?

I guess I don't understand the difference. Color me ignorant, but I thought (probably wrongly) that Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance were the same thing... But they aren't, right?


A:Question about Remote Desktop and Win7 Home Premium

I searched for differences between Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance in Win7 and didn't really find a side-by-side comparison. I found articles talking about the differences in XP, but not Win7.

I did notice one difference: With RA the person needing help has to initiate the process, right? I thought that I read that RD was faster than RA... is that correct? Any other differences in capabilities? Thanks...

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Hello, can I upgrade my win7 64bit sp1 OEM to the win7 64bit home premium retail family pack? Thanks

A:win7 home premium 64bit sp1 OEM to home prem. retail fam pack ugrade

What would be the point ? Why do you want to ?

Is there something wrong with windows ?

You could do it by entering the retail key and reactivating, but it would waste a perfectly good oem license.

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Hi Folks,

First post on this forum. I'm running Win7 home prem 64. I have win7 ultimate 64.

How do I upgrade from one to the other without loosing any data?

Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade says not to use the product key that came with the box...to use windows upgrade anytime key?

I wanting to upgrade to ultimate to run virtualPC for cert exam study.

Any advice much appreciated.



A:win7 home prem -> Win7 ultimate 64 bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Your version of Windows 7 Ultimate should have the Windows Anytime Upgrade facility providing it is a retail copy.

Click Start>All Programs>Windows Anytime Upgrade then type in the Windows 7 Ultimate product key and wait while the upgrade completes - typically half-an-hour or so.

You'll probably need to use the automated telephone activation wizard, Start then type slui.exe 4 and follow the instructions.

If your copy of Windows 7 Ultimate doesn't have Windows Anytime Upgrade you need to log onto the Microsoft store and purchase an upgrade product key there. As soon as your credit card payment has been accepted, a product key will be e-mailed to you.


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Alright, I've had Win7 installed for awhile and just never felt like backing everything up and moving it from the WinXP install to the 7 install. I finally got around to doing it and I've ran into a problem.

They system isn't 100% stable. It blue screens regularly, just not always when I am around. I can't remember how to stop it from rebooting automatically on blue screen so if someone could tell me how to that would be great.

I read through the error logs and it seems to be a compatibility issue with the CPU.......but I can't be sure. I get an error when I boot from BIOS saying the mobo isn't compatible with the CPU but I can F1 past it an be fine. I've done it for three years using XP. The CPU in question is a Intel Pentium D 940 Presler. From everything I've read it should be 64bit compatible.

I know probably not enough information to get any real help but perhaps someone else ran into a similar issue? I'll post some logs and blue screen codes when I manage to get them.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 Home Prem 64bit

Upload Dump Files:
Please go to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up the contents of the folder. Then upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.
Left click on the first minidump file.
Hold down the "Shift" key and left click on the last minidump file.
Right click on the blue highlighted area and select "Send to"
Select "Compressed (zipped) folder" and note where the folder is saved.
Upload that .zip file with your next post.

If you have issues with "Access Denied" errors, try copying the files to your desktop and zipping them up from there. If it still won't let you zip them up, post back for further advice.

If you don't have anything in that folder, please check in C:\Windows for a file named MEMORY.DMP. If you find it, zip it up and upload it to a free file hosting service . I recommend Windows Live SkyDrive - http://skydrive.live.com or another free, file-hosting service. Then post the link to it in your topic so that we can download it.

Then, follow the directions here to set your system for Minidumps (much smaller than the MEMORY.DMP file): Set MiniDump (remove the checkmark from "Automatically restart" in order to get the system to stop on the blue screen).

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B4 I start, thank you to all who have helped others out and anyone who may help me out with this minor(and prob very trivial issue). I am running Win7 Home Prem 64-Bit which I purchased after March 1st(D-Day for RC users). I have most everything working fine with minor issues being de-bugged as they come up. However this one has me snagged. My backup will not see my second HDD for saving. Not sure why, the closet I came to finding an answer in my searches, said something about my 2nd HDD not being seen by the backup app because it was set to healthy(system,active,primary partition). I am PC literate of course but far from OS savvy. Not sure what kind of info may be needed for this type of problem but i will be watching this thread with eyes open.
Just trying to use my backup like it used to in the RC. I have heard it will not work within Win7 Home Prem and believe that to be a loaded crock. I am not trying to "Network Backup", just trying to back up my c:drive(Win7) on my WD 680gb 1st partition onto my separate internal WD 1tb HDD. Same Workstation, PC, Rig, or whatever You want to call it.

Thank You for any and all questions and/or assistance.

A:Win7 Home Prem Backup not seeing 2nd HDD

Could be a lot fewer headaches just to use something like Macrium Reflect Free edition. You can back up a partition as an image and store it on another partition or external drive. Also even the free edition lets you mount the image as a read-only drive in Explorer. That way if you just want to copy a few files or a folder out, you just drag & drop in Explorer.

I use the free version on Windows7 32 bit. And I use the paid version on Vista64 SP1. Both work fine. Both let you burn a boot CD. If your HD gets scrambled you boot the CD then use the restore program to restore the partition that got messed up.

The paid version also does regular file and folder backup but I've never bothered with that. Odd files and folders I just drag & drop to an external USB for backup.

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I am trying to fix a laptop of a friend of mine.  Laptop ASUS x35e would not boot.  After ASUS logo screen it just went black.  Unable to get into safemode.  Was able to load system repair disc and run the FRST64 tool.  Can you give me the fix?  Log attached.  
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  7 downloadsEdit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:FRST64 Log - Win7 Home Prem 64bit

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Greetings all,I have been given a machine that had several malware issues, and the end user was savvy enough to find out about TDSSKiller and run it. However, after detecting a problem and cleaning it the computer will not boot.The symptoms are EXACTLY the same as this topic:Same issueI have tried everything I can think of and research, and even followed the instructions from the previous post to get a FRST64 report from the system.If anyone could assist me with regaining access to this machine, I would be ever so grateful. If I've skipped ahead too far, let me know that as well, and I'll be happy to start from the beginning.-mtupper

A:Win7 Home Prem won't boot after TDSSKiller


Please start your computer and tap F10 until the Edit Boot Options screen comes up.

Look what is listed between the brackets. If you see /MININT listed, please use backspace to remove that. Leave everything else the same.

Press enter to continue booting and let me know if you can get in Windows this way.

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I have a working Window 7 Home Premium 64bit PC working perfectly with 2 x 4GB DDR3 RAM for 8GB of memory.
I upgraded the memory to 16 GB DDR3 by buying 2 additional 4 GB modules of the exact same memory (same brand, model number, speed, timing, etc. Corsairs Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9), but Windows 7 now will not load with 16 GB of RAM and it stops booting after the "Starting Windows" screen with the multicolor windows logo rolling/flashing.

I have already checked that the new memory modules are good. I can load Windows if I use 2 x 4 GB RAM of the new memory, or 2 x 4 GB of the old memory, and even if I mix one 4 GB stick of the old memory and one 4GB stick of the new memory. As long as I boot with 8 GB, Windows will boot and get to the desktop. My computer will even work as a HackIntosh with all 4 x 4 GB memory sticks installed and OS X will load and work with 16 GB of RAM.

My motherboard (Gigabyte GA-Z68M-D2H rev 1.0) has 4 DDR3 memory slots, and according to the manual, it can support up to 32 GB of RAM. I also know that Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit will support up to 16 GB of RAM. I verified that I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit, activated and validated as genuine Windows.

BIOS boots with 4 x 4 GB RAM, and it shows all 16 GB installed and working properly. The BIOS setting for the memory is the stock speed 1600 MHZ (I even tried 1333 MHz) at stock 1.5 volts and stock/auto 9-9-9-24 timing. After the POST, it shows that 15.6 GB is available (because I am... Read more

A:Win7 Home Prem 64bit won't boot w 16GB RAM

I would burn a boot CD from the latest Memtest to be sure.
It's easy enough to check.
.iso files are here: http://www.memtest.org
If that shows OK, I would call MS and ask about the issue.

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Hey guys, I'm new to the site, and I am hoping that someone can help me out with my BSOD problems. My PC crashes once or more times a week as of recently, and I can't seem to figure out the problem on my own. It always seems to crash when not under any stress, but it has once or twice while gaming as well. It is a custom build that I completed just around 4 or 5 months ago. Everything I bought for the PC was brand new, and I bought an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit copy(from newegg) that I installed on my SSD boot drive. I have 7 120mm case fans, plus two more attached to my Corsair H100 liquid CPU cooler, so overheating is never a problem. Ive attached the zip file as instructed by the posting guide, and hopefully you guys can lend a hand with the problem. Thanks!

CPU: AMD x6 1098T
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8gb 1600
GPU: Sapphire Flex Radeon 6870
(always using 3 monitors in extended display/eyefinity modes)
PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M600 600w
MB: Asus M5a97

Let me know if any more info is needed. Thanks!

EDIT: forgot to mention, in the performance report, it says no virus scanner is found, but I do have Norton Anti-Virus 2011 installed.

A:Frequent BSOD on custom build win7 home prem. x64

We've seen a number of BSOD issues with SSD's recently. Here's the information that I've compiled:

There's not a whole bunch available to test SSD's. The "easiest" test is to remove the SSD, install a platter-based hard drive, install Windows and test for stability that way.

Here's some suggestions:
- Update the SSD's firmware to the latest available version (VERY IMPORTANT!!!)
- Slow the memory (RAM) down to the next slower speed (I've only seen one person who claimed that this worked for them).
- Use any manufacturer's utilities that you may have. If you don't have any, then try this free one (I haven't used it myself): Crystal Dew World
- Update chipset and storage controller drivers to the latest available from the manufacturer of the device (not the manufacturer of the motherboard). Be sure to update ALL controllers on the motherboard!
....NOTE: Recently (Nov 2011) we had BSOD issues with the Marvell 91xx controller and an SSD. You may have to switch controllers also.-
Replace the SSD with a platter based hard drive and see if that stops the BSOD's. If it does, then it's likely that there's a problem with the SSD OR an incompatibility with your system.
It's my opinion that SSD's aren't reliable enough (with current hardware) to be used on a system that needs to work reliably. Until I see reliability I will not recommend, nor will I use, SSD's for critical applications.
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I've just bought a new HP desktop that comes with Windows 7 home premium 64-bit preloaded. It's working fine and I like it.

I also bought a CD for MS Office 2010 so I can install the full version in place of the crippled trial version the HP comes with.

I am the Administrator on our home desktop and I plan to set up a limited user acct for my wife, as we now have on our older model running WinXP SP2 and MSOffice 2003. But in the past she has occasionally encountered a strange error msg when trying to use MS Word, that has never occurred for me.

So here's my question: should I set up her ltd user acct in Win 7 first, and then install the full version of MSO 2010 in a way that both of us should be able to use it? OR should I install MSO first, and THEN create her ltd user acct?

A:Install MSOffice 2010 in Win7 Home Prem so ltd user can use it

I don't think it matters which you do first, but if I had any doubts I'd do it in this order:

1. Set up a user-account for your wife first.

2. Install Office - Office Setup should ask you if you want to install it for everyone (ie all user accounts), or just for you.

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Hey Guys,

I have searched high and low for this and found nothing that works for Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

When I try to install some software (.msi) I get the message - "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation"

People have found fixes by changing local security policy settings or changing the UAC settings, but none of these work for Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Just to confirm, I have full administrator privileges!

Is there anyone that can fix this?!

A:How change administrator policies for installation on Win7 Home Prem

200 views and no one can solve this? WOW must be tricky

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I have a Lenovo Z560 Laptop. It has Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium installed. I have installed all of the available Windows updates. However, Windows Update does not offer SP1. I did some research and Microsoft KB 2498452:
You do not have the option of downloading Windows 7 SP1 when you use Windows Update to check for updates
states if I have Intel integrated graphics driver Igdkmd64.sys, versions through
"Windows 7 SP1 will not appear in Windows Update if you have [these] files on your computer.
These drivers are known to cause problems with certain applications that use D2D (Direct2D). For example, if you use these drivers together with Windows Live Mail under certain circumstances, Windows Live Mail could crash."

I have Igdkmd64.sys I went to the Lenovo support file download page for the Z560 but it only offers the same old file version. I then went to Intel's support page. When I tried to install the latest Intel video driver for the mobile i5 CPU, I received an error message: "The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer manufacturer."

I believe I need to update at least the Igdkmd64.sys file so Windows Update will offer SP1. How do I update this file? Is there any way I can still use the Intel driver package, Win7Vista_64_152254.exe? I extracted the latest igdkmd64.sys file from Intel's dri... Read more

A:Lenovo Laptop: Win7 64 Home Prem Update Does Not Offer SP1

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z560. It is upgraded to SP1, but I downloaded the SP1 and installed it from CD, not from the downloads.

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Ok, so I built a new PC lastnight and proceeded to install what I thought to be Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. After the installation was done, I checked system properties and it's showing as a 32bit OS.

Here are my system specs:
AMD Phenom II x6 1055T Thuban 2.8Ghz Processor
4Gb of G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 Ram
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX Mobo
Onboard Video ATI Radeon HD 4290
Antec Earthwatts 650w continuous PSU (Crossfire ready)
Onboard Audio Realtec ALC892

When I try and check my Windows Score it says it can't rate my machine due to missing proper multi-media devices.

Basically, what i am asking is:
1) How can I tell that the disk I used was infact 64bit
2) Can my onboard video chipset cause it to not install as 64bit.
3) Did I simply get swindled and was i given a 32bit version instead?
4) Should the install disk prompt me for 64 or 32 bit installs?
I am completely lost with this, as I definitely want the 64bit version and would gladly pay for the upgrade from Home premium to Ultimate 64bit if that's the case, or buy a new copy.

I bought the disk from an ex Dell employee and it's legit (key wise), and labeled as 64bit, but is not offering me any options to choose 64bit installation. Only installing as 32bit.

Any help would be great! Thanks in advance.

A:New build, fresh install of Win7 home prem. Issues

Simply go to Control Panel > System, the screen there tells you what you need to know as far as the OS is concerned.

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OK, so here's what's happening: My HDD died. Then, 3 months later, a NEW HDD died. (Awesome.) So, I got a newer. better HDD, had a repair shop check my PC, ensure that the motherboard wasn't causing the HDD errors (it wasn't). Then they loaded the OS from their own disks. From day 1 Windows updates would NOT work, I couldn't even get SP1. Over a course of 3 weeks, I tried about 8 different fixes. Nothing. So, I started from scratch.

This time I loaded the OS. I have a 2010 Dell XPS1645. I loaded the OS using my original Dell disks. It's Win7 Home Premium. X64 btw.

I followed the driver DL order on Dell's site.

Updates were working great and then they stopped.

So, per your site's instructions I ran the SURT tool. After 3 hours of it hanging, I closed it using Task Manager.

I ran the SFC scan, and, yes, I did receive the "did not find any integrity violations" message.

I have not gotten any Windows Update error codes from Windows. I do get the red X shield on the Windows Update pop-up, but when I click Check for Updates, it seems to try -- but it just hangs.
I've attached a zip which includes:
My SFC/scannow results.
My Windows Logs folder.
AND I included a screen cap of what Window updates worked; you can see which was the first one to fail.

I did try DL'ing one of those updates manually and running it. Honestly, I'm so burned out by all of this (see first paragraph above), I can't recall what happened, but suffice it to say, it didn't ... Read more

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have a win7 Asus laptop. all software is legit and legal. the original primary 320Gig Seagate HD was going bad. Bought a newer, lager Toshiba 1Tb to replace it.

Used Acronis Disk Director Home 11 to clone primary drive to the new HD. switched them, powered up and everything seemed to be ok.

Then when I open Office Outlook 2007 the images for the emails don't show,

when I save an image from online the name use to show up automatically in the "save as" as it was online but now I have to type is in manually.

checked and now windows update wont run but Microsoft security essentials does,

cannot check for updates as it is not running, it ask me to reboot but same. click on fix windows update in the control panel....or try run maintenance task and get the error message "a problem is preventing troubleshooter from running"
same on most of these type task.

yahoo email and websites don't store the login any more and have to enter manually each time
also when I try to download attachments the save, save as etc. appears but when I click it nothing happens

I know if I had moved everything to a different pc the license would have issues but this is not what happed here. Everything is legit as bought except I had to replace the HD.

need help and don't understand since everything was good to go before, and nothing is pirated on my laptop. also passwords for websites don't get remembered or ask to remember any longer. Thanks

A:Hard drive cloned, installed. Win7 Home Prem.

Welcome to SF. I had a look around and this link could be a good read. I've had much better image successes with another clone program but I'm sure the Acronis is more then capable as well. The program I use is linked below:

EZ Gig IV Cloning Software with Data Select for Windows

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I recently installed a retail upgrade version of Win 7 HP on my desktop which had previously been run on Win XP SP3. The installation went fine and the computer works fine now with the new OS, however, during startup I get a black screen which asks me to select one of three options
a.a prior operating system
b.recovery console
c.Win 7
The win 7 option is highlighted so if i do nothing the pc proceeds to open with Win 7 and finishes booting up with no boot up or performance problem.

Can anyone tell me how to remove this black screen and the two non Win 7 options. It isnt a major problem but is an annoyance and I know it isnt "normal"

Thanks for your help!

A:How to remove black screen at startup in win7 home prem

You can edit the boot menu manually via bcdedit, or you can use a tool like EasyBCD:
Download EasyBCD 2.1.2 - NeoSmart Technologies

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I have a 2 yr old dell tower with windows home premium, I kept getting chkdsk error messages and upon bootup oneday it just said there was no drive found. I put in a new hard drive and used my dell recovery discs to get windows installed fresh day one again, running like a champ now, but I wanted a few files off that other drive so I put it onto and external usb dock and was able to go right in get everything I wanted safely off it.

Once I had my data off it I decided to just format the drive, after formatting it I ran seagates hard drive tool it passes every short and long test I threw at it, I know it kept saying chkdsk but could that have just been something corrupt within the windows installation not the physical disc being damaged?

At this point I have run the seagate tool 2x for short and once for long test and now have it running an extended test via another program called DiskCheckup.

Hate to toss the drive but not sure if all those chkdsk errors were just software related or hardware related, any other tests or things I should do to this to confirm the drive is ok to use? It's a 1.5tb seagate barracuda so i sure could use it for some internal storage but I don't want to risk it if it's a hardware issue.

Thanks for the advice.

A:Win7 Home Prem - chkdsk problems, Drive Bad or Just Reinstall Needed?

It would appear that the drive is running fine now, but may have intermittent hardware issues. Personally, I hate to throw away a drive as well. If it were mine, I would use it as a mobile drive (usb dock) for a while to see if any issues arise. Of course, I wouldn't put any files on it that I didn't have on another drive, or on a cloud of sorts.

One thing that I always do whenever I suspect a drive has hardware issues is put my ear up to it. Usually, you can hear a hiccup in the drive, or a ticking, when the drive itself is bad. This may or may not be found by software that checks the disk.

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Hi all,

Pretty sure I am screwed, but if that is the case, I'll be pretty pissed....this is a bit of a story, so bear with me.

I do some light computer work on the side. I was recently given a client's Win7 desktop that was acting up - wouldn't boot. Tried everything I could to fix it, nothing would work, so I took the key off of it (it had a Win7 SP1 Home Prem install...honestly not sure if it was 32 or 64-bit, but PRETTY sure it was 64-bit as it's a machine with 8gb of RAM) and reformatted. Now I can't get it to activate. The machine is a Dell Inspiron 545 desktop, but there is no Windows sticker with a key anywhere on it (I retrieved the key using a keyfinder program).

The machine was sold used to my client by another local computer tech. He had to format it last time I had this issue because I didn't have a legit Windows key or disk to format it with and he never gave them any reinstall media (no Win7 install disk and no recovery disks from Dell, and the machine has never had a recovery partition since I've first seen it). This time, he left the Windows key on the machine in a .doc file for any future techs....however, as I said, the key isn't allowing itself to be activated.

MGADiag claims it's an OEM_SLP key (MGADiag log attached below)...if that is the case, it's supposedly the key that came with the machine from the factory, and if THAT is the case, how did he pull that one off in terms of installing it...? The machine has no recovery partition, unless he never ga... Read more

A:Windows Activation Error - Dell Inspiron, Win7 Home Prem. SP1 64-bit

Asked NoelDP to take a look at this.

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Fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium x64, I have 5 other hard drives, the only thing I did was reinstalled win7 on my SSD (my main drive) due to I have receiving to many BSODS before for things I didn't understand so I figured might as well reinstall all seemed well until I was:

playing cod4, received a BSOD for ndis.sys - INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED

Bug Check Code: 0x0000003d
Caused By Address: ndis.sys+2f1e5
Viewed it using BlueScreenViewer

This sounds simply to me.. but just want to make sure I don't cause further problems for myself.
I have attached my diag files.

A:BSOD - Fresh Install of Win7 Home Prem 64bit - While playing cod4

Hi tmad

NDIS.sys belongs to your NIC driver

Realtek RTL8111E LAN Driver

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I have a Dell Inspiron 5721 running Win7 home premium 64bit SP1 - 3rd Gen i7-3537U proc

I'm trying to save a System Image and transfer it to a

Dell Inspiron 5748 that is running Win 8.1 - 4th Gen i7-4510U proc.

The 5748 had Win7 HP64bit SP1 loaded on it, but I lost it due to an unsuccessful
attempt to load a Sys Image into it.
[I didn't know my last success doing this was because I had identical computers]

And the 5748 only came with Win 8.1 Disk, which I loaded to see if i could live with it, but I can't.
[Too many legacy programs that won't run in 8.1]

Dell did send me the Sys7 Disk and license code for the 5748, if that would help at any stage.

I've read a lot on the forums about Sysprep, OOBE and Generalizing and Audit Mode and I'm not clear which tutorial i should use to get this to work? I believe I need to reconfig the BIOS in some ways too?
I also have downloaded all suggested drivers from Dell and have them on a USB drive.

Thanks in advance for any help. From my browsing this looks like a pretty amazing forum.

A:Install sys image Win7 home prem 64bit in Dell Inspiron 5748

I'm not sure I follow you, but:

You aren't likely to get away with moving a Windows installation from Inspiron 5721 to some other machine, Inspiron 5748 or not. That would violate the license terms, let alone whatever other issues you might run into--different drivers, different chipsets, different Intel generations, etc.

Is that what you have in mind?

Or do you in fact have another Windows 7 license that you want to put on the 5748?


You say "Dell did send me the Sys7 Disk and license code". For which machine?

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Hi there,

Sorry if this is not the correct place to post this but it seemed the most appropriate option.

I'm trying to restore a backup that is stored on my Seagate Expansion 3TB external drive connected to a HP Pavilion g6 1180SA laptop running Windows 7 Home premium 64bit.

The backup was made recently and seemed to go without a problem. Now, when I try to restore the backup, after going through the set up screens, selecting the backup, which drive to restore to etc and starting the process Disc Wizard reboots the machine. I then get a black screen with 'Starting Seagate Loader...' in the top right corner. The process appears to have stalled at this point with nothing more appearing to happen and no hard drive activity apparent either from the laptop or the external drive. It has been this way for several hours. I think by now the restoration would have completed so the process has stalled.

I have emailed Seagate for advice but really need some quick answers. I don't want to force the machine to shut down if it's half way through restoring. I really does look like it's hung though.

Can anyone advise how I should proceed?

Many thanks


A:Restore operation hangs after reboot. Win7 Home prem+Seagate disc Wizard

I then get a black screen with 'Starting Seagate Loader...' in the top right corner. The process appears to have stalled at this point with nothing more appearing to happen ...It's usually in the top left-hand corner ...I think you can be quite sure that the operation has stalled and that the restoration from the backup image has not begun. You should be quite safe to press and hold the power button until the machine switches off. Then start the computer again and it should boot as normal.Verify the backup with DiscWizard once Windows is back up and running.Check the hard drive by running the SeaTools diagnostic utility.

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I was recently given a Medion desktop pc (its a second hand one), and i want to recover it back to factory settings. I got nothing with the pc, no disks or anything.

It has one HDD which is partitioned into two drives, one of which is called "recover" and contains what i assume to be files that will reset the pc to factory settings and install all of the orginal content again. This drive has no .exe file in it, or any other file extention that i can do anything with. The appears to be no program that i can find that will recover the pc.

Does anyone have any suggestion on how i restore it factory settings?

Any help would be appreciated.


p.s. The DVD-rom is not working at the min, so even if i did have a disk i wouldnt be able to use it.

p.p.s. The pc has 2.8ghz processer (pentium D), 250gb HDD, 1GB RAM, Vista home prem OS

Btw, the pc also has no internet connection, however i do have another computor so i can download things and transfer them over. (i cant set up my internet connection because they drivers i need to run the wireless adapter are on a CD and i currently cant run Cd's)



edit: I think i might be making progress (assumin im heading on the right track?), when i press F10 during start-up i get the following come up on screen:


Edit Windows boot options for: Microsoft windows Vista

Path: \windows\system32\winload.exe

Partition: 1
Hard Disk: cb352c78

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A:Possible 2 factory reset a Medion desktop pc that has vista home prem OS, w/o a disk?

from what it sounds like the way the recover is setup you need some sort of disc from the manufacturer.

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Hi guys - just doing a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium x64 on my bro's new system. He had been running WinXP until now, so it is time for an upgrade!

I've run into an issue though - under Libraries, and then under Documents, the default My Pictures, My Videos, and My Music folders are saying "Access Denied" when I try to access them, and I don't understand why...? This is where my brother will be putting all of his photos, videos, and music so I would love to have access...

All I see when I look in the "Documents" folder are the My Videos, My Music, and My Pictures folders with lock icons - These apparently link to the folders in "C:/Users/Public/Documents" and give me "Access Denied" error messages when opened. I also see 3 shortcuts with the same names as those folders mentioned above that all also give the "Access Denied" error, but link to "C:/Users/~My Brother's Username Here~/Documents".

I have no such shortcuts on my personal Win7 Ultimate machine and all the My Pictures/My Videos/My Music folders look and work normally - but they do seem to access my user's documents, not the Public folder on my machine. As mentioned, THIS machine of my brother's has a fresh install of Win7, so nothing has been changed that should prevent access?

His user account is set up as the only account on the system, and also as an administrator, so I'm not sure what the problem is?

A:Issues w/ "Documents" in Libraries - New install, Win7 Home Prem. x64

Open each of the folders, from Organize tab Select All files, then drag them to the corresponding User folder on the Explorer bar to the left. Wait to release them until it stops unfolding and the hypertext confirms where they are being copied/moved.

This should end with each batch of folders being in its own User folder, instead of all under Documents as in XP.

If you need access to the folders use Take Ownership Shortcut

Let us know if this helps.

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two windows 7 desktop in one workgroup, one,desktop1, is enabled remote desktop, another,desktop2, is not enabled, so I can remote connect to desktop1, but how can I change and enable desktop2's remote desktop settings from desktop1?

I tried to change registry file from regedit --> connect remote registry, system tole me remote computer didn't enable remote administration.

I also tried psexec, error message: access denied.

So, how I can do?

Thankful for any suggestion.

A:how can i enable win7 remote desktop from another workgroup win7

Welcome to the forum.

Try this:
Remotely enable Remote Desktop in Windows 7 & Server 2008

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I have become the go-to guy for all my father-in-law's buddies in FL (I'm in VA). I am constantly on the phone trying to talk 80-something neophites through simple fixes - I have a new respect for Help Desk techs.

I want to be able to connect remotely to their computers and do the fixes my self - most of the things I could do in 3 minutes, but takes me 50 minutes (and still no joy) because I can't see their screen and they don't know what I'm saying.

What is the best method of connecting (using RDC?)? And where can I get the informaiton to put together VERY (very, very) simple instructions so they can set up their desktops for me to access.

Their OS's range from Vista to Win 7 Ultimate.

A:Win7 Remote Desktop Connection - Help PLEASE!

The best option for this would be Team Viewer.

It's designed for things like this.


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I have two computers,Notebook and Office. I had on "Office" computer Windows 7 Ultimate installed, and could do,without any problem, Remote Desktop Connection. After installing Wind 8.1 (pro) and with same parameter, cannot connect anymore to Office (same house,same network).
I reinstalled Wind7 Ult again and Remote Desktop connection is NOT a problem.

I turn off the Firewall in " Office" but no difference.

Funny thing : If I am in Explorer(with Notebook) and see the "Network" computers listed "NoteBook" and "Office" I
CAN indeed fill in in Windows security popup for "Office" the Username and Password, and I see the
remote C drive of the Remote Desktop, so connection is made and I see all the files there.

If I use the Windows ICON :Remote Desktop Connection (in Notebook start screen), I do the same
"Office", fill in the same Username and same password and then : Connection failed/wrong login/similar wording.

What is the problem.?
Help would be highly appreciated.

A:Remote Desktop problems with Win 8.1, not with Win7 Ult.

This FAQ my be of help: Remote Desktop app help - Windows Help

Welcome to the forum!

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Just recently immigrate to win 7, I used to connect my XP work computer via remote desktop from home, now I cant . The ping command works fine. How can I solve this problem?

Many thanks

A:How can I connect to XP from Win7 via Remote Desktop

How exactly did you RDP to your Xp before? Were you using mstsc?

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I have a XP pro SP3 system that I can't connect to a Win7 64bit system. It just fails to connect at all. I've read through a Windows 7 pdf book on setup for remote and checked all the settings. Does anyone have any ideas?


A:Remote Desktop Can't connect XP to Win7

Welcome coolecho

If you want a really easy way to connect remotely, try TeamViewer.

I use it daily from work to home & from home to work.


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Hi All - I am new here and I have a very strange problem.

I have a network of Windows 7 PC's and one XP machine that all users occasionally use for a certain task. I have 8 Windows 7 PC's, and one of them (PC A shall we say) causes the Windows XP PC to BSOD and reboot, but only after a certain 2 other PC's have last been remoted into it (PC's B and C). If I get one of the Windows 7 PC users who do not use PC's B and C to log in after PC's B or C have been using it, then PC A can log into it over RDP without issue. PC A can also log in and out over and over again without issue.

Things I have tried so far:

Updated NVIDEA graphics drivers on PC A.
Removed the Terminal Services Cache on PC A.
Ruled out user accounts as being the issue by getting users of PC's B and C to remote in with their credentials but using PC A (logged into PC A using PC A's users credentials still).

Checked the event viewer on XP machine and found a BSOD related error. XP PC is fully up to date with SP3 installed.

Does anyone have any idea?

Many thanks,


A:Very odd Remote Desktop Problem Win7 to XP

I have not any real idea.
HOWEVER is the BSOD error always the same and what is it.
Before anyone can really offer a suggestion we would need the full STOP code and parameters.
If you do not have them in the event viewer I suggest you disable restart on failure and then cause the crash, so you may obtain the required details.

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Pros and cons of either? Recommendation?

A:Win7 Remote Desktop vs LogMeIn or others

I started off with RDP and it was good at the most part, but I then discovered logmein as my workplace used remotely anywhere/ Remotely Anywhere was developed by logmein. It just had so many features such as task killing, cpu usage, access to services menu, creating new local accounts etc... We used it basically to support our environment at work. Sadly due to licensing cost restraints, our IT CIO decided to move over UltraVNC after additional 60000 PCs were added to our network. I beleve UltraVNC has a open licence, so therefore its essentially free.

It's good for an internal environment, but for an external environment, you then have to deal with client installs, port opening on router, and changing WAN IPs if that's an issue.

Logmein pro is very much like remotely anywhere. Their features are exactly the same and I honestly can't tell the difference. Sadly, the pro version has a subscription fee.

I personally use the free version. Some of the features that put this over RDP.

-Able to screen share to assist others. RDP does not
-Able to reboot the computer if the GUI is frozen. RDP does not
-Able to boot into safe mode. RDP does not
-Logmein provides list logmein enabled pcs on their on-line system. RDP -- keep a notebook and track it your safe.
-Don't have to worry about IP changes for those on a DHCP ISP -- RDP, get a free DNS and install a auto changer maybe?
-No need to perform port configuration on router, just works once installed.
-Has a cli... Read more

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i have win7 pro, 64 bit.. and for the life of me cannot seem to get my remote desktop working.
they are all on the same network, subnet etc...
i had some funky software a bit back, and had to do a win7 repair.. and ever since then, remote desktop doesn't work.

i have turned off the firewall, i have changed settings to allow any version of RD.
tried connecting by host name, and by ip. no luck either way

any ideas on what to try?
thanks guys

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My Dad lives 3000 miles away, is not computer savvy at all, and has a Windows XP Home Edition computer I need to control to fix some problems he has. I am on a Win 7 Home Premium computer. Can I connect to my Dad's PC and control it from my computer? I had heard that Win Xp Home does not support this. ??? If Win XP Home can be remotely controlled, I need to know how to set up my end as well as what my Dad needs to do. Hopefully the latter is not too complex as he (Dad) will not be able to do it.



A:Remote Connect? Win7 PC Controlling WinXP Home PC via Internet

Try TeamViewer. You will need to have the app installed on both PC's....it works great. I use it all the time. Very user friendly, easy to setup and use.

TeamViewer Download

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Potential client running win8.0 (trying to avoid 8.1) Pavilion g6
Potential host runnin Win7 pro (fully updated) and the same desktop is the host of the wifi I'm using.

So far working:
-Remote desktop from win8 into win7 (wireless).
-Folder sharing both ways (no homegroup, but direct sharing) (wireless).
** Allthough, while uploading from Win7 into Win8 it occassionally looses connection, failing upload. However downloading same files from Win8 using same network works flawless. Also again using win7 sometimes doesn't find folders until using premade shortcuts. Maybe relevant, or not.

While trying to use Remote Desktop from Win7 desktop into Win8 Pavilion laptop I get that "...one of these reasons" error.

This while rightclicking on the win8 pc in the win7 view of the network (choosing remote desktop option), so I know that the name is spelled right, it's in the network!!!

So far tried:
Setting up win8 to receive remote desktop as given here in these forums, allthough while on
SystemProperties-->Remote-->Advanced I do NOT get the remote desktop menu view, only Remote Assistant settings with hour setup and such.

Tried to connect:
-Both firewalls down, also client Avast down.
-From the network with right mouse click.
-Manually inputting the computer name into Remote Desktop

Hope there is enough to give something fresh to try.
Ty for helps

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A:Remote Desktop into win8 from win7 does not work

Is the Win 8 computer running Win 8 Pro? If it isn't running Pro then it can only act as a client not a host. You do mention that the other computer is running Win 7 Pro but don't say for the Win 8 computer.

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I'm looking for compatible software that would be extremely user-friendly for someone who is computer illiterate. I'm trying to connect to a friend's desktop to help them with some Windows 7 issues, but they can't seem to follow directions too well and they live a few states away.

I'm not even sure if it exists, but the program would ideally install on their computer and mine and make it very simple to remotely connect to them.

Thanks in advance. I'm currently using Win7 Ultimate 64 bit and they're using Win7 Home Premium 32 bit.

A:Remote desktop connection software or Win7

Quote: Originally Posted by Mboose

I'm looking for compatible software that would be extremely user-friendly for someone who is computer illiterate. I'm trying to connect to a friend's desktop to help them with some Windows 7 issues, but they can't seem to follow directions too well and they live a few states away.

I'm not even sure if it exists, but the program would ideally install on their computer and mine and make it very simple to remotely connect to them.

Thanks in advance. I'm currently using Win7 Ultimate 64 bit and they're using Win7 Home Premium 32 bit.


It exists, I use it all the time, and is called Teamviewer. Easy to install, easy to use and is rock solid.

Hope this helps
Ken J

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Good Day.
I would like to set up a remote desktop connection between 2 computers
in my LAN at home(both win7). Both comps are on the network and remote desktop is enabled
for both of them. It doesn't want to connect (even with my firewalls turned off)
and keeps saying: Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for of of these reasons: ...
What am I doing wrong? Note that I did allow Remote Desktop on both computers' firewalls


A:Solved: Remote Desktop Connection Win7

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I just tried remote desktop in Win7 (remote = Win7 too). I saw it supports Direct3D! Wow! That's soo cool! Now the remote connections will be much better to use!

It's very important for me because I'm working from home and I see the benefit of using the remote desktop instead of third party application (NetSupport).

There is one thing left. I used the option "Use all my monitors", I got 2 monitors, it works! But, Direct3D (Aero) isn't working anymore.

Does anybody here have any idea if the Direct3D will work with multiple monitors in the final release? If not, that would be very sad.

A:Fallen in love with Win7 Remote Desktop!

I think that if enough people choose to send feedback about it, you may end up seeing it. Quick! Send feedback while you still can!

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A long time ago I started looking into this because my mum has a PC with XP Home on and I am running XP Pro (both fully up to date), however I seem to recall reading that you couldn't remote into a XP Home machine, only into a XP Pro machine, is this correct?

Ideally I would like to try and sort this out so I can sort out any problems with my mums PC if/when they arise without having to try and talk her through it on the phone which can be quite difficult at times.

Any advice or pointers would be very much appreciated.

PS. Not sure if this would be better suited in the networking forum or not? If so, feel free to move it.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote desktop from XP Pro to XP Home

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Is there any way to install Remote Desktop (so I can remotely log onto it) on my Windows XP Home? If so, how?


A:Remote Desktop and XP Home

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I am having trouble accessing my home computer that is linked up through the BT home hub. I want to access my home computer through work.

Anyone help me with this specific router (BT home hub)

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop through my BT Home Hub

Here is how to forward ports on your specific device -


the port you need to forward is 3389.

Make sure to assign a static IP to the PC you want to Remote Desktop into.

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I have two Windows xp home edition PCs connected on a workgroup through a Linksys wrt54g

I realize that the rdp server application is only on the professional edition of xp.

I was wondering if there was any freeware app I could use to turn my desktop PC into a terminal remote desktop server so I could access it with my laptop remotely using the remote desktop connection client app that comes installed on home edition.

Any suggestions?

A:Remote Desktop Over Home Lan

See if this will do:LogMeInhttps://secure.logmein.com/go.asp?page=productcomparisonOr this:VNChttp://www.realvnc.com/products/features.html

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I have a pc running on Win XP in office. As part of testing, i had to try and install an activex control packaged in a .cab file on a Windows 7 and Internet explorer 8 from an application we built. I connect to this Windows 7 machine using the remote desktop connection from my PC running on XP. But the install DOES NOT happen on the Windows 7 remote desktop. It just refreshes the screen and nothing else happens.
If i try to install the same thing on another Win 7 PC ( to which i connect directly and not through remote desktop ), i am able to install the activex control.
This issue is hurting me bad. Can you please help me with this and provide me a solution ?
I can give you more details if needed.

A:Unable to install from .cab file on Win7 remote desktop

Quote: Originally Posted by raamkri

I have a pc running on Win XP in office. As part of testing, i had to try and install an activex control packaged in a .cab file on a Windows 7 and Internet explorer 8 from an application we built. I connect to this Windows 7 machine using the remote desktop connection from my PC running on XP. But the install DOES NOT happen on the Windows 7 remote desktop. It just refreshes the screen and nothing else happens.
If i try to install the same thing on another Win 7 PC ( to which i connect directly and not through remote desktop ), i am able to install the activex control.
This issue is hurting me bad. Can you please help me with this and provide me a solution ?
I can give you more details if needed.

I ran into this too... there are several things Remote Desktop doesn't let you do... like intalling unsigned software, changing services, etc. ... you know, the stuff a hacker might do....

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I have tried Splashtop, RealVNC, LogMeIn, and GoToMyPC and none of them seem to replicate the remote desktop ability to extend the desktop to dual monitors at full resolution (many of them scraping only the laptop's low resolution).

Is there any other 3rd party tool? I've spend a lot of time looking and feel stuck. The only alternative is a very expensive dual head KVM switch.

The laptop is a corporate image that I can't change, even though I have access to Ultimate licenses.

A:Need dual monitor remote desktop to a Win7 Pro computer

So I think I found a viable workaround. While I couldn't use mstc /multimon with Win7 Pro I can use mstc /span. This gives me a silly desktop across both screens of 3840x1080.

I'm using 2 pieces of software to make this work more or less like mstc /multimon would.

1. SplitView - gives most of the functionality you need for free: keeps windows from appearing in the middle (many windows would appear there by default), stops windows from spanning both monitors, allows snapping the window to the top of the screen to maximize to one monitor.

2. Divvy - allows you to define a custom grid of snap areas. I went for 1 row by 4 columns. You can then assign shortcuts to these snap areas. For monitor 1 I chose win+alt+left and win+alt+right to snap to the left/right split on monitor 1. For monitor 2 I chose alt+left and alt+right to snap to the left/right split on monitor 2.

This sufficiently emulates the true multimon option without needing to spend €300 on a KVM switch.

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I am trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my WinXP Home Edition to my parents WinXP Home Edition. Both computers are set to "allow remote assistance..." and to "Allow users to connect remotely...", however I encountered an error that said the client could not connect... I suspect we did not have it configured properly.

I have a few questions:
1. Is it possible to connect between 2 WinXP Home Edition machines using Remote Desktop?
2. I am using the IP address for the computer name...is this correct?
3. is it necessary to enter a User Name and Password in the Remote Desktop configuration?
4. How do I find out the Domain?? Is that the same as their ISP?

Thanks in advance!

A:Remote Desktop home XP to home XP

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