Forum discussion tagged with Win7.
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    Question HDCP Support

    Why am I all of the sudden getting "HDCP Support Required" errors in Win7 Media Center? Until Silicon Dust people get licensing approved to support playback/record of DRM protected files, I have resolved to stick with WMC. I am currently running Win7, MSI z8715 mb, i5 cpu, 16gb memory...
  2. KenDoogan

    Question Win 7 Laptop constantly becoming slow

    My Win7 LAPTOP keeps becoming ridiculously. painfully, inexplicably slow, I keep having to reformat every 2 months without fail. I am almost done with Win 7. Seriously i feel like i have to baby it most of the time. It starts going slow. I spend hours trying to figure out why. I fix it, it then...
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    Question Windows 7 forever

    I have a Dell laptop with Windows 7. It's working. I would like to set it aside but use it from time to time, knowing that someday the hard disk will fail. When it fails, I'd like to be prepared to put a new hard disk in it, recover / restore, and go back to using it from time to time. I...
  4. Question Fresh Install, not enough free resources DVD/Bluray Drive (Code 12)

    So I installed Windows 7 to my 1TB SSD last night, got it all up and running with drivers and stuffs then noticed my DVD/Bluray drive was missing. I used the device manager to scan for hardware changes, Windows Update would pop up for a moment, try to install the driver for the Standard Dual...
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    [SOLVED] Win7/Win10 Dual Boot issue

    Hey all, I recently tried installing Win7 on my Win10 PC to create a dual boot but when I got into Win7, it doesn't seems to recognise any of my hardware. Not even the USB will work. I tried a few things to try and fix this but with no luck. The Intel website said 'Intel HD Graphics 610'...
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    Question PC shutting down while gamimg

    I am having issues with my computer shutting down (no restart) out of nowhere while gaming. The issue arose initially while playing World of Warcraft and continued with Overwatch, each time it suddenly shutting down after ~15 min, having to unplug my PSU and plug it back in before restarting...
  7. Kermel


    Hello, I have been recently experiencing problems with my older lenovo laptop. Almost every day (when the computer wakes up) I have a bluescreen or two before it can be used normally. Tried googling around, checking the minidumps and memory dumps by "WhoCrashed", "BlueScreenView" or "WinDbg"...
  8. pookshuman

    Question Building a new system, please tell me some things about Win10

    OK, So I have been putting off upgrading from Win 7 for as long as possible. Everything I hear about 10 sounds awful. The privacy concerns especially. But now I heard that if you register Win10 with a motherboard or other hardware, you will be "locked" to that hardware with that version of the...
  9. rysani

    [SOLVED] Can use internet but can't play games

    As the title says I can browse internet but can't connect to online games like GameRanger, Age of empires (eso) and others. I need help with this its been more than a month I've not played my games due to this problem. Tried searching more than hundreds of fix's but that didn't solve any of my...
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    Question WIN7 won't boot without Hyper-threading Enabled

    So I have a custom computer that I'm having an issue with (by custom I mean it's fully custom, designed off of an Intel reference board). I have a few of these boards and they all seem to work perfectly fine. However, I have a couple that freeze when booting into windows and I'm looking for a...
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    EVO 970 connecting to only one PCIe 3.0 lane instead of 4

    I recently bought a Samsung EVO 970 and installed it on my machine, however, I'm having an issue where it would only connect to one 3.0 PCIe lane instead of 4. Has anyone had the same issue how can I fix this? Thank you! Hardware, OS specs View: PCIe nvme...
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    Recommendations for Cooling

    Was looking for a more silent cooler with better temp control. I have OC my CPU with the stock cooler. Budget can really be whatever. Less or more is fine. Specs: GPU: GTX 1070 CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 Mobo: MSI B350M Power: Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W Case: Fractal Design - Focus G Mini (Black)...
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    Intel i5 7500 + Asus ROG Strix b250g Motherbaord

    Hi just checking if the above CPU and motherboard combination will work as I'm new to PC building and this is my first build. Also, I am going to pair this with a GTX 1050ti dual fan and 8Gb of corsair vengeance lpx RAM. Will 550W be enough to power this system? Thanks in advance for the replies.
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    High ram idle load

    Hey guys! I've noticed that while my computer is idling, it is using anywhere between 6-8GB of ram. Mind you this isn't a massive issue as I have 32GB installed, but am curious as to whats using it. The task manager doesn't show any programs using large amounts of ram. Is this normal? is there...
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab-E taking 4 hours to recharge ?

    Is that normal ? I bought it in December-2017 for my wife. I recharged it 4 times so far and each time, it took 4 hours.
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    Remove old Devices from Client list Asus RT-AC3200

    Hello, I have devices in my client list on my Asus RT-AC3200 router that just wont go away and in the android app even longer.... how the heck do i remove these? Im talking 6 months to a year I haven't had devices and they are still there.
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    Will a 6.0 * 4.4 mm plug work in a device that requires 6.5 * 4.4 mm?

    Should it work fine?
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    Is this PSU reliable?

    I was wondering if this PSU was reliable. It had pretty decent reviews and is really cheap.
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    Can I upgrade my b960 to i5 3230m?

    Hi guys, I have pentium b960 sandybridge (988b rPGA) and I want to upgrade it. Is it possible to upgrade to i5 3230m ivybridge? it have same socket and same tdp.
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    Can i use any Cpu??

    i currently have a AMD A8-5600k and i want to upgrade it, My motherboard has a Socket FM2 , does that mean i can only use CPUS that are FM2 ?