Forum discussion tagged with Win7.
  1. s y e l k a

    Question There is a "ghost" floppy drive that prevents me from installing Windows 7 ?

    I have a PC here that has Windows XP running, and I want to upgrade it to Win7. The only problem is, when I load the installer, it wants to find the floppy disk in partition A:\, and I don't even have a floppy drive to begin with. I tried disabling it from the boot order in the BIOS, the...
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    [SOLVED] AMD Radeon 6600, Win7sp1

    So, I'm a dork but I've been out of the HW scene for a while, I didn't even know AMD made graphics cards. I recently bought a 6600 and set it up in a Win7 server, I did get it working but after an update or something it started giving me a weird error "Failed to create OpenGL context for format...
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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...
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    [SOLVED] 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...
  5. 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...
  8. 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"...
  9. 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...
  10. 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 ?
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    can sony laptop charger work in hp laptop

    I habe a windows 8 hp lap top but screen is broken and i have sony window 7 thats missing charger and battery are either of theae two compatible with eachother?
  23. Kriilus

    Are these parts good? Can i get better price-performance?

    I'm selecting parts for my friend's first PC and he has a budget of £1k. I was wondering if these parts are ok and if there are any better parts that are better price to performance, for example, the RAM. He has a HP monitor that his dad doesn't use...
  24. saas1980

    Mobo FAN headers, have I got the gist of it?

    Could you check and see if I correctly understood the fan headers for the Asus Z270E mobo? CPU_FAN: Main CPU fan (kraken X52 COOLER - corsair air SP120 1st fan on front of case) CPU_OPT: Second CPU fan (kraken X52 COOLER - corsair air SP120 2nd fan on front of case) CHA_FAN1: Case fan (Corsair...
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    Does GTX 680 Display Port 1.1 support 2560 x 1080 resolution?

    I have an older Mac that I still need for certain software. My monitor however is on it's last legs. I would like to get a monitor that I can use both on that system and then a newer system at another date. The Monitor is LG 29UM68-P. The graphics card is an EVGA GTX 680 Mac Edition. It...
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    game setup help

    hello guys, I need some help. this is a brake down of my pc mobo gigabyte z170-hd3p 16gb corsair ddr4 ram i7 6700 non k evga gtx 1070 ftw edition and lots of fans. I am also using a asus monitor ips full 1080p etc why do I get such little fps on current games when everything is only running...
  27. chriscshunter

    Looking for 400-500$ build if not less

    Looking to assemble a computer for a friend that wants a "VERY fast computer with lots of memory for music and browsing online"... lol which is pretty basic stuff. Anyone have any cheap builds?
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    remove virus delete icons left click recyclebin

    is this problem solved ? cause i have the very same problem problem to. please help how to solved this. in my opinion this happens when i installed a Auto clicker Murgee and cant used properly. i have reformatted my pc and re installed the OS windows 8.1 (Problem solved) but after a few...
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    Security, and Port Monitoring (remote network traffic tools.. for windows) I need expert opinion

    I would like to be able to see everything going on around my network, when I speak of security. If possible I would like to be able to have full port control over all my systems from one location, more or less. Preferably my laptop, in a remote type setting. If possible I would like to shy away...
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    Netgear DGN2200v4 automatic factory reset and connection lost

    Hi! I have got a problem with my Netgear DGN2200v4, if I leave enabled the Wi-Fi AP of the router, when I surf the web with other device connected to my Wi-Fi, sometimes it lose the connection (the LED on the router become red) or when I turn off the router, and turn on it after some hours it...
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    im getting very low fps in games

    I just bought a new computer for 1200 euro but I cant even play gta V on low setings. Here is my specs: Corsair CX600M, 600W PSU Intel LGA1151 Core I5-6500K ASUS LGA1151 Z170-P HyperX Fury DDR4 2133MHz 16GB kit XFX Radeon R9 Fury ¤gb PCI-E Samsung 750 EVO 250GB Bulk + Samsung 850 EVO 500GB WIN...
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    All devices connect to WIFI but no internet access DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NO_INTERNET

    I have a really strange problem that started a few weeks ago and I can't seem to find the answer to anywhere online. Whenever I connect to my WIFI network my devices connect fine but they don't have an internet connection. The errors are similar to other issues, Chrome says...
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    Migration of windows 10 to SSD from old HDD?

    So i've been running windows and all my application off a HDD for 2 years now, and want to upgrade. I'm about to buy the "Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD" off an online parts store. From what i understand, the HDD must take up less space then the SSD capacity, because you have to migrate the whole...
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    I have two NICs for window server 2008R2 one for connecting to the public network and the second one for filtering the website

    Hi guys I am fro Ethiopia I am using Win server 2008 R2 for filtering unnecessary websites at work time. I used two NICs 1 for connecting to the public internet and the other connecting to the switch from where the other PCs are interconnected. I configured the IP for NIC 1...
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    4k G-Sync at 60hz ok for the casual 3D gamer

    Hi, I'm looking at getting at 32 inch 4k monitor. I'm a software developer and really like the real estate 4k offers for work but I also enjoy casual gaming. I have 2x GTX 980 TIs and a I7-6700K. I'm looking at getting the new Acer XB321HK monitor. It looks like it would fit my needs but...
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    msi z97 gaming 5 for akg k712 amp

    Hi, does my msi z97 gaming 5 for an "akg k712" is worth an external amp? (o2) and/or dac(odac)? Because my motherboard already have shield/amp and the last realtek chipset ALC1150 that seem better than any 120dollars DAC and AMP. From my point of view, motherboard has come very close to what in...
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    Possibly looking to upgrade my system for Premiere Pro CC 2015

    Hopefully this is a good spot to ask this. I built a system with the help of someone else that is into games and I am now not sure if I should have done it his way as I am having slow rendering/ exporting issues and its getting very frustrating and I have not even messed with 4k which I plan on...
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    which is the best gpu out of two for medium gaming?

    FOR MEDIUM Graphics GAMing my system requirements - cor i3 processor 4th gen 3.4 ghz. 8gb ddr3 1866mhz kingston hyper x fury. windows 7 ultimate 64 bit . 1) SAPPHIRE- R7 250X 2GB DDR5 VAPOR-X OC AMD RADEON GRAPHIC CARD 2) Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Vapor-X GHZ Edition Dual Fan OC 1 GB DDR5...
  39. Claszureme

    Help me pick between these two mouse and keyboard combo

    Guys? Help me out here? What will you pick? TT eSports Commander or the CM Storm Devastator? And why? PS: Budgeeeeeet.
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    TV giving me "No Signal" when hooked up to computer via HDMI

    The title says it all. I had a TV just sitting in my room unplugged, so I decided to put it to use as a 2nd monitor. I hasn't worked... I have been searching for hours and hours and not a single solution has worked. I have tried multiple working HDMI cords, and nothing changes. My normal monitor...