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  1. H

    Windows 7 installation on an Apollo Lake CPU (N3350 Celeron) gets stuck at "starting windows"

    As for the bios I disabled secure boot, TPM, enabled CSM, and disabled any option related to security in bios. However, I'm always getting stuck at the "starting windows" screen. I tried multiple ISOs after watching a couple of youtube videos on "how to install Windows 7 on modern hardware"...
  2. AsierMR

    Question Windows 7 only boots with specific GPU

    Hi there: This week I switched my GPU from an RX 6600 to a GTX 1070 and Windows 7 became stuck in a bootloop, where it would play the startup animation to about halfway through, and then inmediately restart. I tried resetting the CMOS and uninstalling the previous GPU drivers via DDU, but the...
  3. T

    Question Would transferring a wifi card from an old laptop to a new laptop overcome missing driver issues ?

    So about a few months ago my old laptop started overheating super quickly to the point where it couldn't stay on for a that long before shutting down. So I decided to buy a new laptop and put my hard drive into the new laptop but in doing so the old hard drive has absolutely none of the drivers...
  4. N

    Question PC lagging all of sudden, is it the hard disk ?

    I am not sure if thats the right category Alright so like 10 days ago my windows7 pc was lagging a lot and it took like 2-3 minutes to open anything(it still does) I upgraded to windows 10 but it got worse and on task manager it said hard disk usage 100% I tried solutions I found online but it...
  5. T

    Recommend HDD Testing software please

    I have an older machine that I need to replace the SATA HDDs in. It's a Windows 7 installation and the drives will be Western Digital. Can you recommend software to test the new drives before I make them permanent?
  6. A

    Question Windows 7 To Windows 10, then Windows 11 - - All At Once? Step by Step? ?

    So hi ... few lines of question please if you can revert back please per each line: 1. I do not think you can go straight from 7 to 11 (unless you are going to buy a slurply ;) ) ... am i correct or wrong? 2. If cannot go from 7 to 11 then I need install 10 first ... question is after 10 and I...
  7. jnjnilson6

    Discussion Windows 11 vs Windows 7 vs Windows 95

    This year will mark 14 years since the release of Windows 7 in 2009; and we are currently looking into Windows 11. And it may avidly come to notice that the same amount of time has passed between the release of Windows 7 and Windows 95 in 1995 (again 14 years). Now, in 2009, Windows 95 was much...
  8. H

    Question My sound drivers don't work - - - RTKVHD64.sys BSOD ?

    Hey, I have windows 7 and I have realtek sound drivers, but my sound is not working. These followings things are ocurring: 1.When I hover over sound icon, it says "No output device installed". 2.When I try to install drivers, it gives me RTKVHD64.sys BSOD. 3.In Device Manager, the realtek sound...
  9. G

    Question Samsung EVO 860 not detected ?

    Hallo everybody! I have a Fujitsu LIFEBOOK PH530 laptop with Windows 7 pre-installed. I bought a SAMSUNG EVO 860 SSD drive to replace the pre-installed Seagate HDD. I used the SAMSUNG DATA MIGRATION software to migrate the drive C of my laptop, including the operating system of Windows 7 to the...
  10. H

    Question Startup freezes when I try to install Windows on my Chromebook ?

    I’ve been trying to install windows 7 on my chromebook (hp11 g5), but when the first dots appear it freezes. It’s not just my chromebook, I tried to install it on my primary computer which is a HP-15-dy2093dx. I know the ISO file works because it works when I run it in a vm. anyone have an idea...
  11. P

    Question Bios but no Boot

    So today I finally upgraded from my I7 3770 to an I7 11700K (I know finally), and I put the computer together well and BIOS loads fine, but I have one small issue. I still like running windows 7 over 10 because of the layout and simplicity in the menus, but now that I go to an 11th gen intel...
  12. Dietz Diet

    Question Unable to use keyboard after computer factory reset

    When I reset disk at login screen then it goes to choose your keyboard layout my keyboard and mouse does not work :( I tried re plugging it but still did not work :(
  13. Emilie_R

    [SOLVED] Bluescreen at startup after virtualization ?

    Hello, (sorry for my english, this is a 95% google trad😩) I work in a small company and we have a server that is essential for our activity. This was set up about ten years ago by an enthusiast who is no longer present today. It is essential for our daily activity but its equipment is...
  14. TheFlash1300

    Discussion Various WIndows 7 Activation/Licensing Questions

    Hello. Can someone tell me how to change how often Windows checks for available updates? Normally, Windows checks for updates once per day. I want to make it check for updates once per hour. I know it's possible, because in the past I changed the settings, and Windows was checking for updates...
  15. TheFlash1300

    Question How do I check the total runtime of the computer?

    Hello. There is a Windows 7 computer I want to check its total runtime. I want to know the runtime, not the boot time. Boot time - the amount of time the computer is turned on since it was booted. Runtime - the total amount of time the computer has worked for since it was bought. I want to...
  16. isv_andrew

    [SOLVED] Brand new HDD keeps disappearing when in use. What would be the problem?

    Hi! I got this new HDD (Seagate BarraCuda 3.5 2TB 7200rpm 256MB SATA3 (ST2000DM008)) to upgrade my storage and after I set it up in Windows, formatted etc. it looked fine at first, but after I tried to copy some files to it (nothing big, a couple hundreds of MBs) I noticed that the file copying...
  17. TheFlash1300

    Question How do Windows 7 users prevent viruses?

    If Windows 7 is no longer supported and is now no longer a secure operating system, how do people, who use Windows 7, protect their privacy and computer from viruses?
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    Question How to easily upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10

    I'm a Windows 7 Professional user and am looking to upgrade to Windows 10, however I'm struggling to find an easy solution (likely due to the fact I missed the boat by about 2 years for a free upgrade) The Windows 10 upgrade tool throws errors and there's no easy way within Windows to upgrade...
  19. TheFlash1300

    Question How do i add Legacy mode to my BIOS, so i can install Windows XP and 7?

    Hello. The BIOS Mode Menu of my BIOS has only one option - UEFI. My question is, how do i add a second option, Legacy mode, so i can run the BIOS in Legacy mode, too? I heard that BIOS Legacy is the only way to make Windows 7 and XP to work on my laptop. I would like to install Windows 7 and XP...
  20. ZV505867

    [SOLVED] Windows 7 No Keyboard/mouse on i3-8100

    So I have this Dell Inspiron 3670, with a Core i3-8100. Windows 10 performs terribly, Windows 8.x doesn't look good, and Windows 7 is the real logical alternative for me (Probably since that computer still has an old-school SATA HDD). But regardless if I use ISO image or USB, the keyboard and...
  21. W

    [SOLVED] Dual-boot problems with Win7/10

    Hi everyone, As the title says, I got a problem with my dual-boot. I had Windows 7 (6.1.7601) installed and wanted Windows 10 (10.0.19043) in addition, so I bought a new SSD and installed 10 on it. Now to the problem: if I boot the system from the Windows 7 SSD, it starts 7 without a hitch (not...
  22. qsmrf56

    [SOLVED] Network icon displaying "Not Connected" and "No connections are available" ?

    So I have an old laptop running Windows 7 - 32 Bit that I use from time to time. I'm not super savvy at this so here it goes. I'm getting this message when I turn on my laptop - It says "Not Connected - No Connections are available" on the network icon. After clicking on this - It shows the...
  23. KekoTheFox

    Question Fans continue to run after shutdown ?

    Hi! I was just given a old HP Pavillion p6-2200ea desktop PC to try to fix and possibly upgrade, I've been told it has a habit of shutting down at random which I can confirm that fault, despite it only happening once during the 4 or so hours it was running. That's not the issue I'm writing...
  24. Formabd9

    Question Very first boot takes too long and CMOS date and time is wrong, after restart everything is fine - Windows 7 Ultimate

    The very first time I turn on my pc on a day it takes about 10-15 minutes (during which pc fans run normally, hard drive activity light is off, monitor is on, monitor power light blinks constantly and it doesn't display anything) to get to Bios post screen in which I get displayed that CMOS...
  25. A

    Question Cloning OS to a specific partition

    Forgive me if this has been asked a hundred times before, I figured this would be a common question but I cannot for the life of me find any threads of someone moving their old OS to another drive without having the new drive wiped first. This ended up longer than expected so there's a TLDR at...
  26. Kokicha24

    Question I have problem with reinstalling windows 7.

    Hi guys! I have a problem with reinstalling windows 7. All things I did was I downloaded a windows 7 then I made my USB flash drive bootable with a program. After that, I am starting the PC and enter in BIOS. Then I chose my flash drive as the first boot disk. When the PC is loading it is...
  27. IEncounteredManyProblems

    Question Upgrading To Windows 10 from Window 7 Without Losing Data with New SSD?

    Hi I have a question? I want to upgrade my PC to Windows 10 Using my New SSD but i don't want to lost my data on My HDD Which is Windows 7. On my HDD is Windows 7 with all important files and games. Now I want to upgrade to Windows 10 Using my new SSD With my Important Files and Games from my...
  28. Grabps

    Question Files totaly disappeared after copying them to external HDD

    Greetings Everyone! I have encountered a very inconvenient problem yesterday and I need your help. Scenario: There is a Lenovo T420 laptop with Windows 7 operating system on it and I wanted to install a Windows 10 instead. On the laptop there was around 32GB personal data - all included in...
  29. K

    [SOLVED] Is it possible to install older OS to new computer?

    I have an i5 12600K and Asus Prime z690m-plus D4 motherboard I originally bought the PC to run a multiple boot so I could play older games as well as newer games. To my surprise, technology doesn't seem to be backwards compatible. I have tried installing Windows 7 using the Asus EZ installer...
  30. Mohamed21

    [SOLVED] Windows 7 x32 to Windows 10 x64

    The device is HP Precario Compaq CQ61 (3GB RAM/Pentium T4200 CPU/BIOS Version: Hewlett-Packard F.23). It currently runs on Windows 7 32bit but the processor supports 64bit (I've checked). I've downloaded the Windows 10 x64 (build 10074) .iso file from I've used PowerISO to boot it...
  31. A

    Question PC hangs on shutting down screen ?

    For the 3rd time this week my computer gets stuck on the shutting down screen. At this point it has already powered off the keyboard and mouse, and so interacting with it is impossible but to power everything off. When i turn it back on it does not start with the screen saying "improper...
  32. V

    [SOLVED] Issues with shared printer

    Hello, i have a huge problem with my shared printers last few days. Seems Microsoft decided to mess with things again and i cant find a fix. So i have a shared printer thats locally connected to a Win7 PC and shared through it to the other computers in the network The other computers are...
  33. commssrd

    Question Pc Monitor shows vertical lines then shuts down immediately !!!

    Hello my work pc randomly shows vertical and short horizontal lines and shut downs.
  34. K

    [SOLVED] Where can I get Windows 7 ISO now in 2021?

    Hello, Windows 7 download page at doesn't contain any download link any longer. Is there any way of downloading the official version from Microsoft. I have a product key, but no installation media. I don't want to download from any...
  35. awesomedude911

    [SOLVED] How to install windows 7 from 10 downgrade

    Hey I was on YouTube last night trying to figure out how to go back to windows 7. I was forced to update. Where is the best place to get a copy of windows? I went on Microsoft webpage and they have changed things so you can’t get a copy I believe. I just downloaded a link from a website...
  36. F

    [SOLVED] Could this be a faulty disk problem or it's the motherboard/processor?

    I had to format my PC and reinstall windows7 because of a small issue some days ago, i was able to do so without much problem. Both system partition C:\\ and data partition D:\\ are logical partitions of a 1 physical disk. <--- This is important. Almost everything worked fine except for a...
  37. W

    [SOLVED] Dual booting W10 and W7 with TPM and BitLocker

    Hello, so i want to dual boot windows 10 and windows 7 on my primary rig. i want to use windows 7 for legacy phone rooting, legacy iphones and just for older devices i own. Problem is that i am afraid to lose my data if i install windows 7. I have integrated tpm 2.0 enabled in my asus bios...
  38. C

    Question Battery low alarm ?

    HP ProBook 450 running Windows 7. I tried via all settings but don't get a low battery warning - maybe 1 cell gone ? Prefer a Chrome low battery alarm with low battery % settings and a load sound. Tried 2-3 but they are 1-2 star stuff. Any suggestions ? Thank you and stay healthy.
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    [SOLVED] how to disable / remove unnecessary programs in windows 7

    hey, as seen in the title, and additional to that how do i know if a program is important or not in the task manager?
  40. Y

    [SOLVED] How to buy windows 7 activation key online in 2021 legally

    Hello, can I still buy windows 7 activation key legally in 2021, I understand that I should upgrade to windows 10 but for now I still wanna stay with windows 7 for several reasons, and one of the main reasons is my pc is weak. so is there any legal way to do that? thanks.