Windows 7 "custom views" how to clear admin events log?
windows explorer always shows a folder when logging in
Here's my issue:
* Running Windows 7 Pro
* When I log in to the admin account on my PC, Windows Explorer always shows the following folder
* C:\Users\Dad\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Sta rt Menu\Programs\Startup\Plugins
Dad is the account designated as Admin on the PC.
If I close the folder, log off, and log back in, the folder still shows up. (I do not have the Folder Options View option "Restore previous folder windows at logon checked.)
Run a batch file at logon without admin password?
I have a Truecrypt file container. For some reason, TC will not automatically "mount selected volume on start up," a "feature" of TC that doesn't seem to work for me.
I created a batch file to do what TC is supposed to do:
d:\TrueCrypt\TrueCrypt.exe /a favorites /quit
This is in my Startup group. However, when I log on as a standard user, it always demands an admin password before running TrueCrypt.
exe to start up on logon without having to enter and admin password?
Windows 7 Ultimate, sp1
Can't get System Admin privileges in Windows 7
I gave myself 'System Admin' privileges when I set up my new computer with Windows 7. But some things are not running as expected and I can't find the "System Admin" account that the book says should be there when I do "Switch User".
In my usual account, with 'System Admin privileges', why am I getting this?
How to bring the "Sort by" bar to all folder views in Windows 7?
Is there a way to bring back the column headers in the large icons view (and all other folder views) in Windows 7?
sort option in various views
Vista allowed the contents of a window to be sorted by name, date modified, etc in any view -- but it appears Windows 7 drops that menu bar for all views other than "details" view. I can right-click within the box to sort, but it's very inefficient. Any way to retain that detail bar in all views?
Below are screenshots of what I'm talking about. The Vista view shows a folder of icons with the sort menu available. The detail view on Windows 7 highlights in yellow the sort options I need for all views, and icon view shows how it disappears. I found that option terribly helpful in quickly sorting the contents of a folder without having to right click and mouse down through the menus that way.
Enabling $Admin share on windows 7 (administrative shares)
I have windows 7 setup with ip 172.18.28.65 and I have also enabled the $Admin share.
If I hit following command from my XP machine(172.18.28.59)
net use \\172.18.28.65\Admin$ /user:Admin
everything works perfectly.
Now, if I telnet to windows 7.
net use \\127.0.0.1\Admin$ /user:Admin
then it gives access denied error. but I need this to run psexec smoothly.
Upgrading From Windows XP to Windows 7
According to this article:
someone who has Windows XP installed should be able to purchase the Upgrade Version of Windows 7. (Of course, all other software would have to be re-installed.)
Clicking on the link "Upgrading From Windows XP to Windows 7 (Custom Installation)" actually takes me to an article that deals with "Upgrading From Windows Vista to Windows 7 (Custom Installation)".
I called Microsoft's Personal Support team (at 800-936-5700) and they told me that if I want to switch from Windows XP (SP3) to Windows 7, I would need to purchase the Full Retail Version of Windows 7.
So: Can I, or can I not, purchase the Upgrade Version of Windows 7 if I currently have a legit copy Windows XP (SP3) installed? (PS: I am fully aware that when switching from Windows XP toWindows 7 requires re-installation of all the other software!)
Upgrading from Windows Vista to Windows 7
If you can't upgrade your computer running Windows Vista to Windows 7, you'll need to select the Custom option during Windows 7 installation. A custom installation doesn't preserve your programs, files, or settings. It's sometimes called a "clean" installation for that reason. A custom installation is more complex, and it can sometimes take a couple of hours to complete. We created this five-step tutorial to help guide you through the entire process each step of the way.
Unable to log into domain
I configured active directory in my server (windows server 2003) and tried one of the client to log into the domain. But surprisingly I cannot log into the machine using the domain. I getthe message "The system cannot log you now because the domain OFFICE is not available".
Infact I was able to create users and assign to groups and then allow the client to join the domain. But still then I get this problem for which I don't have any ideas.
So what does it mean? how should I make the domain available.
Clear all Event Logs in Event Viewer using Windows PowerShell
This tutorial will show you how to quickly clear all event logs in Event Viewer with a one line PowerShell script. This one line command clears each log in the Event log list one at a time.
Windows Explorer Startup Loop
I have a problem with my Windows 7 desktop. When I log in to my account, it only displays the taskbar and I see "Windows Explorer has stopped working" message. Then it says "Windows Explorer is restarting", and goes into a loop.
Lost ability to sort a folder contents in icon view
Vista allowed the contents of a window to be sorted by name, date modified, etc in any view - but it appears Windows 7 drops that menu bar for all views other than "details" view. I can right-click within the box to sort, but it's very inefficient. Any way to retain that detail bar in all views?
What does "Locked" mean on log on screen?
When I start Windows 7, the screen shows my picture and user name, plus the word "Locked." What is "Locked?"
I don't find mention of it in any of my books, or in Windows 7 help.
Difference between windows local admin and a domain admin.
What are the difference between windows local admin and a domain admin. Are the users from a admin group have the same privilege as the admin.
sfc /scannow and System File Checker
I am running Windows 7 Pro x64, and I recently decided to try out System File Checker, just to ensure that everything in my OS was shipshape. After I entered sfc /scannow in Command Prompt, the verification phase began.
After it completed, I received the message: "Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them. Details are included in theCBS.Log windir\Logs\CBS\CBS.log."
I checked the log, but it was just programming language to me, and I couldn't decipher any of it. Does this message mean Windows is permanently corrupted, and I will have to perform a clean install? Or is there a workaround, found in the CBS log, which would permit me, or SFC to fix the trouble? Or could it even be a false positive, in the sense that I've installed something that Windows didn't like (such as a browser add-on or software) and everything is actually fine?
What information appears in event logs (Event Viewer)?
Event logs are special files that record significant events on your computer, such as when a user logs on to the computer or when a program encounters an error. Whenever these types of events occur, Windows records the event in an event log that you can read by using Event Viewer. Advanced users might find the details in event logs helpful when troubleshooting problems with Windows and other programs.
Windows 7 Favorites>Recently Changed Folder
A couple of months ago, I upgraded from Windows Vista x64 to Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and it's been really good. But I now seem to have this folder under Windows Explorer>Favorites> Recently Changed along with a shortcut on the taskbar.
A lot of things keep going in this folder that I've viewed like photos, documents, pdf files.and if I try and delete or clear things out, then they permanently get deleted.
When I had Windows Vista you could just go click the Start orb and it would be among the folders on the right side so you could just right click on it and hit 'clear list' and they would be cleared.
So how can I "clear" this folder without permanently removing the original file/photo/document or whatever is in it? I don't want my dog (SUPER smart Border Collie) watching me review some photos of him or reading some training documents.
Explaining the Windows Explorer Views
Even though I like the new version of Windows Explorer, it seems that not too many people are enjoying it as much. Many users who are migrating from Windows XP are having trouble finding their way around. One of the reasons for this is the lack of information about the new features & changes introduced by the new version. That's why we will create a small series about Windows Explorer in Windows 7 and show the basics for a good user experience.
In this article I will show how to browse Windows Explorer using all the available views (content, tiles, details, list, icons) and explain the differences between them.
Windows 7 Media Player Stopped Working
I have been unable to automatically use Windows media player for a few months. It just stopped working and I don't know why. It used to work fine but now I have to run as admin and even after using windows repair it only lasts until I log off the lap top.
I use a Dell Laptop run windows 7 home edition. I have no disc to use to repair as windows was already installed.
CTRL+ALT+DEL to bring "Windows Security" Dialog Box
When CTRL+ALT+DELETE is pressed together, the Task Manager comes up instead of the "windows Security" Dialog box that has buttons "Lock Computer", "Log Off" ,etc
How to set windows to display that dialog box instead of Task Manager