Windows 7

W7 CD File viewing
When I open a CD/DVD in W7 Explorer there is only the desktop file visible, no files burnt to the disk are visible. The only time this changes is when I have burnt the disk from my actual pc.

This did not use to be the case, it is something that has occurred. Even a windows CD/DVD is not visible.

Win 7 Pro 64 can't create a sys image backup
It says "There is not enough disk space to create the volume shadow copy on the storage location." Said location is a USB3 1 TB HDD with 902 GB of free space. The disk I wish toimage is a 107GB SSHDD with 50 GB of date on it.

VISTA to Windows 7
I have a laptop that has Vista 32 bit on it and I purchased W7 64 bit to install on it.

I have PCMOVER so I know I can use that to make a complete transfer but I seem to remember reading that the W7 installation disk also includes an UPGRADE option.

Is there also an UPGRADE option on the W7 disk?

Graphs in Win7 resource montior
My computer is slow at times and looking at the Disk graph in the Resource Monitor, the Green line seems to show normal disk activity but the blue line is peaked most of the time with a drop to zero occasionally. What does the blue line represent?

How to install Windows XP on a laptop that has Windows 7?
I have had problems using Windows 7 with Internet Explorer, Media Player and various other niggling problems. I want to go back to Windows XP, how do I wipe my hard disk (full format).

Consequences of full hard disk
What happens when your hard disk becomes full but you still continue using it and disregard the warnings

Win 7 - CD/DVD Drive Can't "See" Blank Disk
Can't write to a blank CD or DVD as the drive doesn't see the blank disk. The drive is seen, but not the disk. No matter which program I use the problem's still there. Very frustrating. I've swapped out the drive in case that was the problem, What else can I try?

"E:/ There is not enough space on the disk" How do you fix this?
I was trying to install Microsoft Office Home and Student."E There is not enough space on the disk" was the error code I got. Also, the C hard drive is full. I was wondering how to clean it up without deleting anything.

Windows 7 SP1 Install problem
Trying to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for x64 (now using windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe). I get the "[LINK]" problem.

The webpage for this error says the problem can be:

* The system partition isn’t automatically mounted, or made accessible to Windows, during startup.
* A hard disk containing the system partition was removed prior to beginning SP1 installation.
* Windows is running on a storage area network (SAN), and access to the system partition has been disabled.
* A disk management tool from another software manufacturer was used to copy (or clone) the disk or partition on which you’re trying to install SP1.

The system partition on my SSD drive is 100MB, is active, is not removed, is not on an SAN, and was not created using a disk or partition management tool. I've used Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management to check the above. Still get the error.

Not booting up after shrink volume
Few days ago I create a partition in my Hard disk through Shrink Volume. But after restarting it not booting up, after company logo one white line blink. Now I sanitize my hard disk, or what I should do.

Not have installation disk: how to make backup
I just got my new computer with windows home premium. I installed MS security essentials, and Firefox as my alternate browser.

Now I'm running my first Backup using 'create system image'. I will create a system repair disk, does it matter if I use a CD or a DVD. And will this be a start-up disk if I'm in troublesince I did not get any installation disk with the purchase.

Any other suggestions about running a clean computer would be appreciated, since my computers usually and up somewhat cluttered.

Can't Backup Files
I just reformatted last week and all is well but I went to back up my docs tonight and I got this message: windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file.!?! I am logged on as administrator. I can't figure out what is going on.

Retrieving docs from back up disk
I had to do a system recovery because screen was black with cursor flashing. I installed 7 disk after being prompted to do so to back up files. One I did a system recover the files are showing as wim files and when I try to open it pics of internet explore.

transfer users' telephone numbers from sql database to active directory
How can I transfer users' telephone numbers from sql database to active directory users properties. I have nearly 5000 users in sql database.

Give read/writer permision to user
I have Desktop system with Window XP SP2 with NTFS partition. In the system I have three user, Administrator, Account and Visitor. Account has all the permission as Administrator.

I want to give only read only permission to the user Visitor. The visitor can only read, copy but not paste or delete any file in the drive.

Swap file location
My Dell Studio XPS with Win 7/64bit has performed extremely well with the page file on the system drive, set at system managed size since installed. At the time I had considered moving the page file as that was what I had done with XP following the conventional wisdom at that time.

Upon researching Win 7 I found most experts, including Fred Langa felt that this was no longer necessary as the operating system was greatly improved. After reading the previous post on this I've decided to try it, mainly to see if there's any difference in system images and backups.
Two questions:
Is it still beneficial to format partition as Fat32?
Does it matter if 2nd disk is faster than disk operating system is on?

How to recover data from a dead hard drive?
The 80GB HD on my old XP machine recently gave me its valedictory BSOD and is now dead as a hammer. The drive spins up just fine, but nothing I tried enabled me to boot up, as there appears to be significant damage to the boot sector.

No problem; that computer was 6 years old anyway, so it was a good reason for me to upgrade to a brand new W7 Pro machine with a 1TB HD,which I've now done.

I want to transfer the files off my old HD with my handy dandy USB3 SATA to USB adaptor, power up the old HD (and yes, it is spinning fine), and plug the adaptor's USB cable into a USB3 port on my new computer, the old HD doesn't appear as a drive in My Computer.

I can see my usual C: and D: partitions, but no other drive letter appears.

I'm assuming that this is because file sharing was off on the old HD, If I'm right, how can I enable sharing of the old C: drive, or by any othermeans get that old C: drive to appear in My Computer in W7 so I can transfer files from the old HD to the new one? Am I totally hosed, or is there a way to make the old HD visible on the new machine?

Subfolder on external drive as backup location?
There doesn't seem to be any way of specifying a subfolder on an external hard drive as a backup location - the list of backup destinations presented to me only includes top-level locations, e.g. LaCie (G. Am I missing something,

Incidentally I've already discovered that I can't make an image of my complete hard drive using Windows Backup because Dell has set up a recovery partition formatted as FAT32.

So looks like a third-party utility is required if I want to do anything more than very basic backup.

Accessing NTFS HD from DOS booted USB drive
I can boot my USD drive into DOS, and I'm looking for ways to get information off the hard drive once in DOS.

New external HD's not showing up in 'Computer' in Windows 7.
I just attached two Western Digital 'My Book' (FAT32 format, USB connect) to my computer and they seemed to install ok but they are not showing up in 'Computer' .

so I can not use them. They are however showing up in 'Devices and Printers'. Why won't 'Windows 7' give these guys a drive number so that I can use them?.