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How to Clean Up and Reset COM ports in Windows 7

Posted on May 12th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 7
COM Name Arbiter

Each time when you connect a new COM device or a USB device (true for modems, smartphones, Bluetooth, serial-to-USB converters, etc.), Windows detects it using Plug-n-Play and assigns it some COM port number in the range of 1 to 255. If this device is connected again, the reserved port is.. read more

How to Create UEFI Bootable USB Drive to Install Windows 7

Posted on November 11th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
bootmgfw.efi extract from install.wim

To make a UEFI system boot from a USB flash drive, the latter has to be formatted with FAT32 file system. An official Microsoft utility for making boot USB flash drives, Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool, formats a flash drive with NTFS. So, a UEFI system won’t boot from this.. read more

How to Repair Deleted EFI Partition in Windows 7

Posted on August 27th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
Default efi partitoions

In this article we’ll show how to manually repair accidentally deleted Windows 7 boot partitions on UEFI systems. So, suppose one of the system partitions in the EFI system has been accidentally and Windows 7 doesn’t boot constantly offering to select the boot device (Reboot and select proper boot device.. read more

Error 0x0000007e “Windows cannot connect to the printer”

Posted on July 28th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
0x0000007e Network HP Printe Install Error

There is a print server on a 32-bit Windows version (Windows Server 2003) with several shared HP printers. When trying to connect to a printer on this server from a 64-bit client (Windows 7), the client downloads the necessary printer driver from this print server, but fails to install it.. read more

How Windows Determines That the File Has Been Downloaded from the Internet

Posted on July 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
ZoneTransfer section. ZoneId

In one of the previous articles, we mentioned that when trying to open an executable file downloaded from the Internet Windows shows a security warning of running a potentially dangerous content (For details, see How to Disable Security Warnings in Windows). How does the system determines that the file has.. read more

How to Disable “Open File Security Warnings” in Windows 7

Posted on June 19th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
Do you want to run this file? Open File — Security Warning

When trying to open/start an EXE, MSI, BAT and other executable types of files from a local or network directory in Windows, you can see this warning: Open file — Security Warning. To continue the program, a user must manually confirm the start of the file by clicking Run button… read more

Port Forwarding in Windows

Posted on March 13th, 2015 · Posted in Windows 7
Display all port forward rules

In Microsoft Windows, starting from Windows XP, there is a built-in ability to set up network ports forwarding (port forwarding). Due to it, any connection coming to any port can be forwarded to another local port or even to port on remote computer. Not necessarily that the system has a.. read more

WMI Troubleshooting

Posted on November 12th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
Simple WMI query: get-wmiobject Win32_OperatingSystem

Every experienced Windows administrator has faced some issues of WMI service and its components. The problems in WMI subsystem are critical for the normal operation of the system, and the administrator has to make use of some tricks that allow recover WMI. In this article we’ll describe quite a simple.. read more

How to Correctly Uninstall Updates in Windows

Posted on November 7th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
delete security update with wusa

Sometimes it happens that the security updates for Microsoft products under MS Patch Tuesday cause problems with the OS or third-party software. The issues caused by the updates can be either mass and occur in a large number of users or private that occur in some combinations of an OS.. read more

Reset Local Group Policies Settings in Windows

Posted on October 30th, 2014 · Posted in Windows 7
registry.pol files in GPO architecture

One of the main tools to configure user and system settings in Windows is the group policies (GPO). The domain (if a computer is in the domain) or local (those set and active only on the given computer) Group Policies can influence this computer and its users. The Group Policies.. read more