Archive for the ‘Windows 7’ Category

August 2016 update rollup for Windows

September 4, 2016

August 2016 update rollup for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

August 2016 update rollup for Windows Server 2012
August 2016 update rollup for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Update Troubleshooter

How do I reset Windows Update components? 

A faster way to check for new windows updates


BACKSPACE or arrow keys do not work in MMC

March 27, 2013


Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • You customize a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that has the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) snap-in.
  • You select any Group Policy object (GPO), and then you click the Settings tab in the details pane.
  • You select another node in the console tree, and then you use the BACKSPACE or arrow keys to perform some operations.

In this scenario, the BACKSPACE or arrow keys do not work. You have to use the mouse to perform operations.

Command to quickly empty Recycle Bin

February 11, 2012

Applies to ALL USERS Recycle Bin

In an elevated command prompt, type the following command:

 rd /s c:\$Recycle.Bin

Microsoft Windows 7 and Office 2010 Step by Step Videos

February 11, 2012

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Step by Step Videos

Microsoft® Word 2010 Step by Step Videos

Microsoft® Excel® 2010 Step by Step Videos

Protected: Create bootable ISO after slipstream security updates to Windows 7 SP1

December 22, 2011

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MSDN Forum Assistant, TechNet Forum Assistant

December 20, 2011

MSDN Forum Assistant and TechNet Forum Assistant offer a convenient way for the forum users to read the forum recent threads and your own threads, it also make it easy to create new threads and search in the forum.

System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7

December 16, 2011

KB947821 article describes the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows 7.

You may become unable to install updates from Windows Update, due to inconsistencies in file data or registry data. By installing the System Update Readiness Tool, you can resolve these inconsistencies and you will be able to install updates from Windows Update. After the System Update Readiness Tool is installed, install updates again from Windows Update.

Windows 8 CP Metro UI Apps not working on netbook

November 10, 2011

This is because some Netbooks have 10 inch screen with maximum screen resolution of 1024×600 while Metro UI Apps need at least screen resolution of 1024×768  to work.

To fix, download driver Intel_32bit_8.15.10.1912

Caveats for Windows 2003 supporting lPv6

October 23, 2011

You may be (un)surprised to hear that while services like DNS on Windows 2003 are supported, the Active Directory service is not. This means that if you want to configure a Windows Vista or Windows 7 system to a pure lPv6 environment, it could never be a member of a Windows 2003 Active Directory environment. If this is of concern to you, then consult the Microsoft TechNet article “Exploring lPv6” which outlines what is and is not supported with Window 2003 lPv6.

More information, read

Enabling IPv6 Support in Windows 2008 with an IPv6 DHCP Server

Enabling IPv6 Support in vCenter

Enabling IPv6 Support on ESX

Get Multi-Touch Gestures In Windows 7 with Synaptics touchpad

August 15, 2011

The latest version of Synaptics TouchPad driver with Scrybe Gesture Workflow Technology helps you unleash the power of your TouchPad by adding new gesture controls to the TouchPad.

Once installed, you can edit gestures and also add new custom gestures to the existing gestures list. Synaptics Scribe driver is available for Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7 (x86 and x64).