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How to identify that Windows is pirated or original
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Identify Memory Problems with Windows Memory Diagnostic

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I will continue our System Recovery Options for Windows 7 series with an article about Windows Memory Diagnostic. This handy tool allows you to perform a basic set of memory tests, to help you identify Random Access Memory (RAM) problems. This tutorial will cover how to access Windows Memory Diagnostic and how to use it to diagnose if you have memory problems or not.
 

Locating correct INF file for network driver

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I'm in the midst of setting up a mass deployment of Windows 7 using the available MS tools, such as MDT 2010, Windows AIK, etc. The image will be applied to a single make/model of PC - HP Compaq 6200 SFF.

I have everything ready but need to identify/locate the actual driver file being used by these PC's for network connectivity. This is required because once the Windows PE environment is loaded it's supposed to look to the deployment share on the network for the information and files, but it can't do that if the network drivers aren't loaded duringthe Windows PE boot process.

I'm trying to identify the driver file name so that I can inject that file into the image that is already created. I was looking at a set of instructions for injecting a driver file into an image and it said to locate the INF file for your network driver.

I can't figure this one out. How do I locate the one INF file that's for my network driver?
 

What is safe mode?

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Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you're using.
 

Windows Services – How to Identify Dependencies & Change the Startup Type

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A while ago I started covering Windows services, what they are and what they do. At that time I tried to cover the basics every user should understand about a service. I think it's time to get more in-depth and cover the more advanced aspects about Windows services. That's why, in this article I will talk dependencies, what they mean and why you should be extra-careful when you intend to disable a Windows service.
 

Customizing Copy/Paste in Same Folder

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A new and improved feature of Windows 7 is that when files are copied and pasted into the same folder, the copy file name is the name of the original with "- Copy" which makes it difficult to select just originals or copies.

For example: original file named "Contract-102.docx" copy is named "Contract-102 - Copy.docx

In Windows XP the word "Copy" was at the beginning of the file name. How do I get this rule changed to the Windows XP format?
 

Can I uninstall Windows 7?

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You can't uninstall Windows 7, but you can reinstall your previous operating system if you have the original installation disc.
However, reinstalling an earlier operating system not only replaces Windows 7, but also deletes all of the programs, files, and settings on your computer.
 

Install windows from one CD and using pin of another.

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Is it possible that I install windows XP home from one CD (original one) and use genuine key code to activate it which actually didn't come with the same CD, but another one?
 

Windows security: Which passwords are secure

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When we published our first article about the Credential Manager, some of you wanted to know how secure is the data stored inside. Can it be easily cracked? We made a few tests and we managed to identify which Windows Vault passwords can be easily cracked and which not.
 

Windows start Error. Missing File

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My laptop (obviously not the one I am using now) suddenly wouldn't start up today. the error reads:

1) Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
2) \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
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4) You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
5) Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair

I do have a windows cd-rom, but if I try to re-install windows, what will happen to all of my photos and stuff? is there a way to copy all of my data to another hard drive?
 

Start System Configuration

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System Configuration is an advanced tool that can help identify problems that could prevent Windows from starting correctly.