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Software XP Pro SP3 to Windows 7
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This is the Windows 7 Club

You can discuss anything here regarding Windows 7. But as you know it has to be within forum rules :slap:. If you have any information that would help those transition from XP/Vista to Windows 7 it would be very helpful for you to post it here.

For example:
How is the netcoding of windows 7? When playing Wow or COD4 or COD:WAW is the Ping the same? And other questions some might have. So go ahead asking them...

Are you able to play games online using PB?

Have you had any problems installing GPU drivers? Did you have to install chipset drivers?

etc...



Windows 7 Users
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FreedomEclipse........................ace80
Mussels..................................Frick
mlee49...................................Jstn7477
stinger608...............................lemode
slyfox2151...............................W7LOVEIT
t77snapshot.............................CrAsHnBuRnXp
Solaris17..................................Fernandz
r9...........................................PP Mguire
Ammugonevil.(August 1).............Apocolypse007
MN12BIRD................................sxyadii
ov2rey....................................joinmeindeath417
Creatre....................................johnspack
Water Drop...............................Sensi Karate
AthlonX2..................................Nick89
ShadowFold...........7600.............assaulter_99
mikek75....................................beyond_amusia
Naelex......................................Hysteria
Craigleberry...............................Stak
FelipeV.....................................digibucc
InnocentCriminal (August 6).........LifeOnMars
rake........................................Kovoet
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madmanjohn
Inioch..................7100
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kuroikenshi
Delta6326
Melvis
t77snapshot
A Cheese Danish
Boyfriend
drumdbeat
Pete1burn
Easy Rhino
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Laurijan
dir_d.......Win7 Pro 64Bit
TheMailMan78
HookeyStreet
Nitro-Max
MoonPig
Arciks
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johnspack
Anath
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Useful Tips when using Windows 7


Tips and Walkthroughs
Code:
[URL="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd361745.aspx"]Provided by Jessica, Microsoft Windows Client Team[/URL]
[URL="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd320282.aspx"]Windows 7 Walkthroughs[/URL]
[URL="http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd758778.aspx"]What's New in Windows 7 RC[/URL]
[URL="http://technet.microsoft.com/library/dd560691.aspx"]Windows 7 Security Enhancements[/URL]
[URL="http://technet.microsoft.com/windows/dd459187.aspx"]Windows 7 Virtual Roundtable[/URL]
One of the most comprehensive and accurate [B][COLOR="Red"]Windows 7 Product Guide[/COLOR][/B] is available as free download from [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3c68ec2-e726-4830-ac89-31c71d6be5f3"][B][COLOR="RoyalBlue"]Microsoft[/COLOR][/B][/url]
Thanks to the user Boyfriend for the link!
Windows 7 Compatibility Center



Code:
[B]Its a very basic tweaking guide, and i figured it would fit here. [/B]

[B]1. Turn On "Best Performance"[/B]
[I]Type Advanced System >> Perfomance Section >> Settings then choose "adjust for best performance"[/I].  This will kill all the visual effects, but things will run faster.

[B]2. Turn Of User Access Control (UAC)[/B]
[I]Start >> Control Panel >> User Accounts and Family Safety >> User Accounts >> Change User Account Control setting >> Set slider to Never Notify[/I] although not as annoying as vista, it still prompts you.

[B]3. Turn off System Restore.[/B]
[I]Start >> Control Panel >> System and Security >> System >> System Protection >> Configure (button) >> Turn off System Protection.[/I]  Some people will want this option, but this does take resources.

[B]4. Turn Off un-needed Services.[/B]
[URL="http://www.blackviper.com/Windows_7/servicecfg.htm"]Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper[/URL].  Above is an awesome site dedicated to tweaking windows services.

[B]5. Disable IPv6[/B]
[I]Start >> type Regedit then go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TCPIP6\Parameters[/I]
[I]Create a new dword value (32bit) called: DisabledComponents

For the value put in: ff
[/I]What this will do is disable Ipv6, which for some people will cause programs not to work.

[B]6. Turn off Un-needed programs at statup[/B]
[I]Start >> type Msconfig >> Startup (tab)[/I] and then de-select any programs you dont need to start with windows.


[B]7. Speed up Internet Explorer 8[/B]
Start >> type Regedit then go to:
[I]HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
Create a new dword value (32bit) called: MaxConnectionsPerServer

For the value put in: a
Create a new dword value (32bit) called: MaxConnectionsPer1_0Server
For the value put in: a[/I]

This will allow more connections at a time and will speed up browsing
Thanks to THRiLL KiLL




1. Live Essentials
Code:
Win7 doesn't comes with the same amount of features that Vista or XP came with.  In order to get programs like 
Mail, Photo Gallery, IM and MovieMaker (Writer, Toolbar and Safety) you will need to update Win7 by using [URL="http://download.live.com/"]Windows Live Essentials[/URL].




2. Where to Buy Windows 7
Code:
[URL="http://www.microsoft.com/windows/buy/offers/upgrade.aspx"]Windows 7 Upgrade Options[/URL]
[URL="http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/buy/offers/pre-order-ended.aspx"]Pre-Order Windows 7 from MS[/URL]
[URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=windows7&x=0&y=0&Tpk=windows%207"]Newegg[/URL]
[URL="http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=1286119011"]Amazon[/URL]
[URL="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=559890"]Walmart[/URL]
[URL="http://www.walmart.com/catalog/catalog.gsp?cat=559890"]Best Buy[/URL]
This is not a complete list as there are certainly other places to buy Windows 7.  Just ask your local or online retailer!




3. What is the difference between Windows 7 and Vista?
Code:
This maybe the most asked question when looking at Win7.  IMO, the difference are at best subtle but enough to make 
a meanful difference when all the differences are looked as a whole.  IMO, there is no real single change that will make 
Win7 different from Vista.  Its the entire list of changes that differentiate it from Vista.  The list below is only a partial
list so keep that in mind when reading it.

Win7 uses WDDM 1.1 while Vista uses WDDM 1.0.  WDDM 1.1 offers the return of 2D GUI hardware acceleration and 
Direct2D/DirectWrite.  ClearType font support among other features.  
Multi-touch in Win 7: For monitors that support this feature
Aero Peek: Which allows you to obtain a peak at pinned tasks before you fully open them
Areo Shake: You can shake your current window and cause all other windows to minimize on the task bar.
Improved Taskbar: All icons are stored in a folder like list instead of all on the toolbar and allows you to pin programs/folders
to it
Comes with Media Center: located on the taskbar of the desktop
Improved UAC: You can (to some degree) turn UAC off
Improved windows recovery environment
Better integration of peripherals (at time of release)
Action Center: Houses all issues that can be addressed in one section
Improved boot performance (waiting on final review)





4. Disable Windows Experience Rating from Running Automatically
If you want to disable winSAT.exe then do the following:
Step 1. Go to Task Scheduler. You simply type it in the search box.
Step 2. Click on the arrow for Task Scheduler Library folder with the clock on it. Then navigate to Microsoft\Windows\Maintenance.
Step 3. Disable the task named WinSAT. Which is found to the right in a small boxed window. Right click on the word WinSAT and select disable.





5. Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver and Mice Driver Update
The xbox360 wirless gaming receiver has finally been updated to version 1.2 (previous version was 1.1 for Vista/XP). It's unclear what exactly is new other then the fact that you can now download a driver for Win7. You can also look for Win7 drivers for your MS mouse as well.
Source





6. Changing USB Polling Rate to 1000hz (or lower)
Thanks to matthewbroad you can now increase the polling rate of your mouse (appears to be mouse specifically) to 1000Hz. You may need to reboot your PC once your installed the HIDUSBF.inf driver. Make a backup of your HIDUSB.sys file and watch this file when receiving updates from MS. You can read more about Source





7. Change the Default of Windows Explorer from Libraries to Computer or Documents
Code:
This tip will allow you to change the default view when opening windows explorer from libraries to either computer
or documents.  This tip is only for the shortcut of windows explorer that is pinned to the taskbar.
1. Hold the shift key and right click on the shortcut for windows explorer that is pinned to the task bar.
2. Select Properties
3.  In the target line change %windir%\explorer.exe /e to either:
   A. %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /n,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103} for documents
   B. %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} for computers
4. Save settings and exit. 
[url="http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/02/07/trick-to-open-computer-or-documents-as-default-instead-of-libraries-folder-with-windows-explorer-on-windows-7/"]source[/url]




8. Disable SideBar
If you are having game performance issues you can try to disable sidebar to see if that effects the performance of your game. You can re-enable it later. However, you will need to reboot your PC each time the change is made.

To disable them, simply open up Control Panel and type “features” into the search box. Find the link for “Turn Windows features on or off” and open it.

Remove the checkbox from Windows Gadget Platform, click the OK button and restart your computer when it’s all done.
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9. Reduce the Hiberfil.sys file size. Take note that you don't use Hibernation Mode.
Code:
You can disable hibernate by:
-Going to Start menu, type “cmd” open up command prompt (right click on CMD and select Admin)
-Type “powercfg.exe -h off” 
-ENTER
-Type “exit”
-ENTER
RESTART YOUR PC and you are all set
After restart you should be able to see more free space on your hard drive.



10. Windows 7 Upgrade Path
Click on the thumbnail below to see what upgrade path is available (if applicable).





11. Fix for the 59Hz Refresh Rate (CCC specific at this time)​
Code:
[LIST]
[*]-Open CCC
[*]-Navigate to the Attributes Tab
[*]-Check off Reduce DVI Frequency on High Resolutions Displays
[*]-Change the Refresh rate to 60Hz
[*]-Right Click on the Desktop > Screen Resolution > Advance Settings > Monitor Tab > Change Screen Refresh 
[*]Rate to 60Hz
[*]-Done (you can reboot to see if the refresh rate sticks)
[/LIST]
[b][LEFT]Fix for the 59Hz Refresh Rate (CCC specific fix at this time) Addendum[/LEFT][/b]
Only use the above fix if this allows your monitor's on screen display (OSD) to read 60Hz refresh rate (Typically we are 
talking about a resolutions of 1920x1200.  Other refresh rates may vary on resolution).  If your monitor's OSD read's 59Hz 
as a refresh rate revert the setting in CCC and win7 back to it's original state.  Check again to make sure that your OSD 
reads 60Hz this time.  You may need to reboot before your screen reads 60Hz again (pending that you know for a fact 
that your monitor always read 60Hz as a refresh rate at that resolution).  For Radeon users this means all you do is install 
your Cat Driver.  Don't make any changes to refresh rates in CCC.  For others there maybe another way to fix it.
“If you have a monitor that exposes ~59.94 (and no other frequency that we would use for 60), we enumerate both 59 
and 60 and whichever you set, we set 59.94 and persist 59.94. When the UI asks what mode we’re in we tell it we’re in 
59, as you see. This is the issue we had back at the end of February when we were trying to make the last minute fixes 
but in the end we decided that it was too late. So it is by design for now.”
[URL="http://www.rage3d.com/board/showpost.php?p=1335958972&postcount=70"]Source[/URL]



12. Disable Indexing
You can disable SearchIndexing.exe file by stopping the Windows Search Service. You can do this by typing Services then scroll down to Windows Search. Then stop the process and place it on Manual. Please note that performance may degrade by doing this.



13. Clear the clipboard
There is a command you can use that will remove information such as text, files, graphics, sound, or video. The clipbrd.exe file is no longer available (since Vista) however you can create a shortcut that will remove that information for you none the less. Just make sure that when the small cmd box pops up there is no text found therein. I've tested this myself and it does work. Although Win7 doesn't appear to record saved text but cmd commands.





14. True Admin​
To be true admin go to the command prompt and type:
net user administrator /active:yes
You can use:
net user administrator /active:no
to disable true admin. Remember this creates a new account so things like desktop icons, etc will be lost. If you prefer the added security Win7 offers, etc don't change it.





15. Problem Steps Recorder
This program is capable of recording a reproduction of a problem that a user is having. BBR is part of the in built diagnostic tools which enables you to record a user's actions. Once the record button is used it will capture screenshots of your mouse, keyboard, etc. You will then be able to add comments to explain what you are showing. Once you stop the recording BBR will save the captured images as a zip file which will contain a HTML-bases slide show. You can run this program by typing PSR in the search box.





16. Burn ISOs
You can now burn ISO images by double-click the ISO image, choose the drive with the blank disc, click Burn and watch as your disc is created. No 3rd party software is needed. Note: if you want to burn specific files you will need the appropriate program to do so.





17. PC Safeguard​
PC Safeguard lets your less technical friends and family use your computer temporarly to play games, use the browser, chat, etc as normal. But when they log off, any settings they've changed are undone and, any files they've saved are deleted. This will prevent them from messing up your PC. This feature is found in Control Panel > User Accounts and Family Safety > User Accounts > Manage another account then Create a new account. Enter an account name then click Create, click the account, select Set Up PC Safeguard > Turn on PC Safeguard > Apply.





18. Better System Restore​
Win7's System Restore offers a new button called "Scan for affected programs" which will tell you which programs and drivers will be deleted or recovered by the selected restore point. That way there is no more guess if your current restore point has the programs you are looking to restore or delete. To get there Right-click Computer > Properties > System Protection > System Restore > Next > choose the restore point you'd like to use.





19. Display Color Calibration Wizard​
Windows 7 now provides a Display Color Calibration Wizard. This appears to be a rudimentary wizard that will setup brightness, contrast, colour settings and cleartype tuner. To enable this feature type DCCW from the command prompt. Please note that one a color profile is create it can slow down viewing of photos. Hopefully, this bug is fixed soon!





20. Customizable UAC​
UAC is now customizable. You can filter these settings by going to Start > Control Panel > Change User Account Control Settings





21. Sticky Notes​
Sticky Notes (stikynot.exe) can be used by clicking on the + sign on the note title bar. To add more click on the note. To close them press Alt+4 which are automatically saved.





22. PC Volume​
PC volume can be adjusted as it defaults to automatically reduce the volume of your PC's sound whenever you make or receive a PC based phone call. You can do this by right clicking the speaker icon on your taskbar > Sound > Communications and select the options available.





23. Performance Monitor​
Type Performance from the command prompt to launch this program. It is used to view the performance data.





24. Reliability Monitor​
Type Reliability from the command prompt to launch this program. This program is used to measure hardware and software issues and any changes made on your computer. For example, it will tell you when a program has crashed or when you installed a program. It will also provide you with a charge telling you the health of your index. It is from a scale of 1 (not stable) to 10 (stable).





25. Resource Monitor​
Type RESMON from the command prompt to launch the Resource Monitor that will show you the activity of processes found in the CPU, Memory, Disk or Network.






26. Start more then one instance of a program​
You can start more then one instance of a program by holding down Shift and click on the program's icon. Or you can use the middle button of your mouse.




27. AppLocker
This allows you to restrict access to applications, files, documents, etc from someone whom you may share a computer with. You can do this by pressing the windows key and typing Gpedit.msc. Then goto Computer Navigation > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Application Control Policies > AppLocker. Right click on one of the options (Executables, Installers, or Script) and create a new rule.





28. Display Empty Removable Drives​
Windows 7 will not show empty drives by default. To enable this go to Tools > Folder Options > View and uncheck “Hide empty drives in the computer folder”.





29. Make The Taskbar Smaller​
If you want to reduce the size of the taskbar, you can choose to make the icons smaller. Right-click on the Start button > Properties > Taskbar and set it to “Use small icons”





30. Custom Power Button​
You can replace the “Shut Down” button with another action if you rarely shut down the computer. Right click the Start Button > Properties > choose the ‘Power Boot Action” and change it based on the options available.





31. Run A Program As An Administrator​
You can run a program as an administrator by pressing Ctrl + Shift while opening it.





32. Turn Off Smart Window Arrangement​
If you don’t like this feature you can turn it off by press the Windows Key, type “regedit”, go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop and set WindowArrangementActive to 0 then reboot.





33. Create System Repair Disc​
Press the windows key type system repair disc




34. Use Gadgets With UAC Turned Off​
Once UAC is turned off the gadgets are disabled. If you want to enable them (use at your own risk) you can edit a registry command. Press the windows key and type regedit. Goto: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Sidebar\Settings. Create a DWORD called AllowElevatedProcess and set it to 1. Reboot. Again use this at your own risk!!





35. Rearm Win7​
To rearm Win7 without any product activation key:
1. Wait until you reached the 29th or 30th day of using Win7
2. Enter the command prompt (CMD using Admin) and type:
sysprep /generalize
slmgr.vbs –rearm
rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows
slmgr /rearm
3. Reboot the PC
4. Wash and repeat 2 more times.
PHP:
Thanks to Naelex for the heads up!




36. Unlock Windows 7's Hidden Themes​
This is for older, preretail/RTM builds
Code:
1. Open the Explorer (Windows + E) and go to C:Windowswinsxs
2. Enter *.theme into the search field. Alternately you can use the * sign on the number block.
3. You’ll get the Click me prompt
4. Double-click the themes ZA, US, GB, CA, AU to install them.




37. Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor​
This program will scan your PC to see if you are ready for windows 7.




38. Low WEI Score do to HD Transfer Rate (Windows Experience Index)​
If you are getting lower then normal results in transfer speed you may want to disable "Enable writing cache on this Device". This is found in Right Click Computer > Properties > Device Manager > Disk Drivers > Choose your hard disk > Right Click Properties > Policies Tab. Reboot then restart the WEI test.
source






39. Other Forums that discuss Windows 7​
Windows Seven Forum is one of the most informative forums out there that discuss issues and possible solutions to window 7. That forum is shaping up to be the "go to" place for issues. Although I wouldn't disregard Annoyances.org just yet :D





40. Problems With Video Play Back and Online Gaming (Use at your own risk!)​
If you want to fix the stuttering in video playback try adjusting the Multimedia Class Scheduler from 10 to 50. This feature is not available in XP which may explain why people haven't noticed this type of problem in XP. Here is what you need to do:
1. Open up Regedit with admin rights.
2. Goto: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile
3. Change networkthrottlingindex from it's default of 10 (decimal) or a (hexadecimal) to 50 (decimal).
4. A 50 in parenthesis (50) should be what you see.
5. Reboot and try the video again. It should improve games as well.




41. Problems Getting Online to Work Using Older/Non Update-able Hardware (Use at your own risk!)​
Windows 7 and Vista include a "new & re-written" TCP stack that aims to take full advantage
of hardware advances such as gigabit networking. Among the new features is Receive Window Auto-Tuning
Level for TCP connections. TCP AutoTuning enables TCP window scaling by default and automatically tunes
the TCP receive window size for each individual connection based on the bandwidth delay product (BDP) and
the rate at which the application reads data from the connection, and no longer need to manually change
TcpWindowSize registry key value which applies to all connection. Theoretically, with TCP auto-tuning,
network connection throughput in should be improved for best performance and efficiency, without registry
tweak or hack. However, this is not always the case, and may cause some Internet related issues and problems.
source
source2

Code:
[B][SIZE="3"]netsh interface tcp show global [/SIZE][/B]
This shows the status check or current setting of TCP Auto-Tuning 


[B][SIZE="3"]netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled [/SIZE][/B]
This will disable auto-tuning


[B][SIZE="3"]netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal[/SIZE][/B]
This will enable auto-tuning


[B][SIZE="3"]netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=highlyrestricted[/SIZE][/B]
This will set the autotuninglevel to "Allow the receive window to grow beyond its default 
value, but do so very conservatively".



[QUOTE]

[B]disabled[/B]: uses a fixed value for the tcp receive window. Limits it to 64KB (limited at 65535).
[B]highlyrestricted[/B]: allows the receive window to grow beyond its default value, very conservatively
[B]restricted[/B]: somewhat restricted growth of the tcp receive window beyond its default value
[B]normal[/B]: default value, allows the receive window to grow to accommodate most conditions
[B]experimental[/B]: allows the receive window to grow to accommodate extreme scenarios (not recommended,
it can degrade performance in common scenarios, only intended for research purposes. It enables RWIN values of 
over 16 MB)[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE]

Notes:
- Reportedly, some older residential NAT routers with a SPI firewall may have problems with enabled tcp auto-tuning
in it's "normal" state, resulting in slow speeds, packet loss, reduced network performance in general.
- auto-tuning also causes problems with really old routers that do not support TCP Windows scaling. See MSKB 935400 
- netsh set commands take effect immediately after executing, there is no need to reboot.
- sometimes when using "normal" mode and long lasting connections (p2p software / torrents), tcp windows can get very
large and consume too much resources, if you're experiencing problems try a more conservative (restricted) setting.[/QUOTE]
[URL="http://www.speedguide.net/read_articles.php?id=2574"]source[/URL]



42. Enabling ICC for your monitor!​
Code:
For whatever reason after installing Win7 if you want to continue using your old monitor's 
calibrated profile (ICC) it doesn't enable. Again, it did with another Win7 disc but not the one I used 
to reinstall Win7. If you are unable to get your profile to work you are not going to believe it but a simple
check box is the cause of it. The problem is that is incredibly convoluted as to how you get to the check box.
Here is what you do:

[QUOTE]Click to open Color Management.
Click the Advanced tab, and click Change system defaults.
Click the Advanced tab [B][U]again[/U][/B] in the 2nd Color Management - System Defaults dialog box
To enable Windows to load display calibrations, select the check box for "[U]Use Windows display calibration[/U]".
Click Close in the Color Management - System Defaults dialog box.
Click Close in the Color Management dialog box.[/QUOTE]
I found this tip in MSN forum from someone who got it from someone else.



43. FIX for CMD Commands​
Code:
If you are unable to use commands at the command prompt (CMD) type Path at the command prompt and see what directories shows up.  If windows;windows/system32 aren't there you will need to type system path at start's search box. Select environment variables button.  Look down at the System variables and scroll it down until you see Path.  Edit it to read C:\Windows;C:\Windows\system32 
Sve the settings and reopen CMD.  Now you should have access to commands normally found in system 32 like Ping, Tracert, Ipconfig, etc.



44. Fixt It Center​
Fix it Center has gone BETA





45. Open With
Do you miss using "Open With" when you right click on something? Do you want to get that feature back? Well you can and it's easy to do.
1. Open up note pad
2. Input the following:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Open With]
@="{09799AFB-AD67-11d1-ABCD-00C04FC30936}"
3. Save this as Openwith.reg
4. Click on it. This will add a key to your regsitry. (there is no spaces in Open. Not sure why it's showing up that way).
5. You may need to log off and back in but I've not needed to do that.
Keep in mind that this is
not available when you right-click executable files (.cmd, .bat, .pif, .scf, .exe, .com, or .scr), or shortcuts to executable files.
source




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PB doesn't work with build 7600, but I know of a lot of good non-PB servers for CoD4. Can't say the same for WaW, I thought it sucked. Everything else works fine.
 

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PB doesn't work with build 7600, but I know of a lot of good non-PB servers for CoD4. Can't say the same for WaW, I thought it sucked. Everything else works fine.
oh no.... no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! no! WHYYYY!!!!! looks like no CoD gaming for me for a while :(
 
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Windows 7 has an ISO burner??? SWEET!
 

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How to Rearm and Extend Free Usage (Activation Grace Period) of Windows 7 to 120 Days

‘Rearm’ trick on Windows 7 is done using the similar commands and steps with Windows Vista. Follow these steps to reset and extend activation grace period from 30 days to 120 days in Windows 7:

Type any of the following commands into the command prompt, and then hit Enter:

Code:
sysprep /generalize

slmgr.vbs –rearm

rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

slmgr /rearm
As rearm only works for 3 times, make sure the command is only been run when the 30 days countdown of evaluation period is almost expired.

source: mydigitallife.info
 
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#6
‘Rearm’ trick on Windows 7 is done using the similar commands and steps with Windows Vista. Follow these steps to reset and extend activation grace period from 30 days to 120 days in Windows 7:

1. Install Windows 7 without any product activation key.
2. After installation is completed, use the Windows 7 for 30 days and wait for the remaining days left to activate Windows counting down to 0, or almost zero.
3. When the activation grace period (or evaluation trial period) is almost expired or ended, log on to Windows 7 desktop, and open a Command Prompt window (i.e. type Cmd in Start Search and hit Enter).
4. Type any of the following commands into the command prompt, and then hit Enter:

Code:
sysprep /generalize

slmgr.vbs –rearm

rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

slmgr /rearm
5. Reboot Windows 7 to enjoy another 30 days of free usage without worrying about activation nor even need to crack Windows 7.
6. When the activation grace period countdown timer almost running down to 0 again, repeat the ‘rearm’ trick to enjoy another 30 days of Windows 7 for free. User can run the rearm command for maximum of 3 times.

As rearm only works for 3 times, make sure the command is only been run when the 30 days countdown of evaluation period is almost expired.

source: mydigitallife.info

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RC1, Friggin UAC= Annoying for some Downloaded online Games

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only way to fix is to turn off UAC Completely


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#9
Ok, I've updated the OP with some information about Win7 and there is already some useful information found within the thread.
 

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#10
excuse me freedom eclipse? i don't see what's wrong with what i posted, and if there is something then i apologise

tell me, where did you download 7600 build?
 
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Got a linky for RTM yet?
 

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#12
excuse me freedom eclipse? i don't see what's wrong with what i posted, and if there is something then i apologise

tell me, where did you download 7600 build?
Demoniod :toast::toast:

& my apologies - I thought you posted some illegal means of M$ activation
 

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#13
‘Rearm’ trick on Windows 7 is done using the similar commands and steps with Windows Vista. Follow these steps to reset and extend activation grace period from 30 days to 120 days in Windows 7:

Type any of the following commands into the command prompt, and then hit Enter:

Code:
sysprep /generalize

slmgr.vbs –rearm

rundll32 slc.dll,SLReArmWindows

slmgr /rearm
As rearm only works for 3 times, make sure the command is only been run when the 30 days countdown of evaluation period is almost expired.

source: mydigitallife.info
Im not even gonna bother saying welcome to the forum as your ass is already on the way out
its legal, and its allowed. there is no pirated keys, no cracks, nothing breaks the EULA.

Discussion of cracks and such is still a nono, but the rearm trick IS allowed to be discussed here.
 

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#14
Afaik there is no way of activating the RTM build atm, and the rearm trick may be a tad unethical, but not illegal to my knowledge :p

edit: posted before i saw mussels post above :)
 

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#15
rearm isnt even unethical, MS allow it freely.


Way i see it, this allows us to run the OS for 120 days, so we have 120 days from install to get off our asses and buy a technet account and get a key :) (technet is cheaper than retail ultimate anyway, and you get sooooo much stuff)
 

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#16
well the way I managed to get my 7600 activated with my old 7100 key is somewhat illegal. & honestly it was so straight forward. im not gonna say anything else on the matter
 

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#17
that method works, but you just made your install timebombed again.

When the time comes for the RC to expire (march next year) your OS will shut down. If you dont beleive me, feel free to set your clock ahead.
 

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#18
that method works, but you just made your install timebombed again.

When the time comes for the RC to expire (march next year) your OS will shut down. If you dont beleive me, feel free to set your clock ahead.
well this is just a temp fix....March next year is plenty of time for me to find other methods to keep it activated, & who knows if i'l still be on 7600 as 7600 isnt the last RTM/RC.

March is more then long enough

.:EDIT:. March 2010 is a lot further away then 120days ;)
 
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Has anyone noticed any increase or decrease in ping to online gaming servers? If so, what was the previous OS you were using?
 

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no change here, vista -> 7 beta/RC/RTM. tested with CoH, l4D, and SoASE: E
 
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#23
i keep hearing the same thing over and over that PB doesnt work, and it sucks and my life is now over.

Never once, did it occur to me to tell them to update it (i do that by default, if i have PB issues - figured it was common sense)
You do know how some people and common sense work out. That's like asking for some people just to jump back into reality.
 

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You do know how some people and common sense work out. That's like asking for some people just to jump back into reality.
we're here to eat shit & chew gum, & we're all outta shit
 
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The system restore option to see what you will loose ect. Is a great idea not that I use system restore at all. PC safegaurd looks to be a brilliant idea also. We have people using our second pc all the time and that alone would help alot.