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User Account Control Slider and Group Policy Settings

Posted on September 14th, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8
UAC Slider in Windows

In Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new mechanism, providing an additional level of protection against unauthorized modifications called UAC (User Account Control). In Windows 7 (or higher), UAC has got a setting slider (called from the Control Panel or UserAccountControlSettings.exe), which allows to select one of four UAC protection levels.

Fix High Memory Usage by Svchost.exe (wuauserv)

Posted on July 4th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 7
svchost.exe high memory usage

Some users have begun complaining of performance issues on their computers running Windows 7. The problem manifests itself as follows: daily at one and the same time (each user at their own time) the computer begins to slow down. The Task Manager shows that the process svchost.exe  uses up to.. read more

Reset Windows Update Agent and Service to Default

Posted on June 6th, 2016 · Posted in Windows 7
reset windows update script: run as admin

In this article we’ll show how to restore Windows Update agent and service to default state by resetting their configuration. As a rule, it is the most effective and the easiest way to solve the issue with Windows Update agent.

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