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hobb
Sep 20, 2001


Xanin posted:

Is there any way to enable autologon? Everything I search for basically tells me to disable the password. I'm positive on my last installation (my hard drive failed so had to install again) I was logging in automatically.

Conversely this will also work: http://on10.net/blogs/sarahintampa/...7-User-Account/

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Tivac
Feb 18, 2003

No matter how things may seem to change, never forget who you are

GreenNight posted:

Does anyone have a good alternative to VirtualWin that works well in 7? VirtualWin installs but it seems when I designate an app to one desktop, it shows it across all desktops. It's pretty random, only some apps do it, not all, but enough to make it frustrating.

My favorite virtual desktop program for Windows is Desktops. It's incredibly bare-bones but it is the only one that will keep windows on the correct desktop 100% of the time.

revolther
May 27, 2008


The critical question I have when looking at virtual desktops for win7 is do they support different pinned items on each taskbar.

Nut Bunnies
May 24, 2005



I upgraded to Windows 7 today, but now IRC refuses to connect to any server, in both Pidgin and miRC. Do I need to do something, or is it just a wacky malfunction? I can't find any info on Google about this.

n0tqu1tesane
May 7, 2003

She was rubbing her ass all over my hands. They don't just do that for everyone.

Captain Charisma posted:

I upgraded to Windows 7 today, but now IRC refuses to connect to any server, in both Pidgin and miRC. Do I need to do something, or is it just a wacky malfunction? I can't find any info on Google about this.

Have you tried disabling the Windows firewall?

Stanley Pain
Jun 16, 2001

In humility and with no need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.


Captain Charisma posted:

I upgraded to Windows 7 today, but now IRC refuses to connect to any server, in both Pidgin and miRC. Do I need to do something, or is it just a wacky malfunction? I can't find any info on Google about this.

It's a security feature in Windows 7 that tells you IRC is for fools

Nut Bunnies
May 24, 2005



It says after I quit that it uses agentctl.dll, which I presume was dumped with the upgrade. I guess I'll just have to wait until they upgrade themselves.

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

revolther posted:

The critical question I have when looking at virtual desktops for win7 is do they support different pinned items on each taskbar.

Actually, VirtualWin works great with the new beta. Just took some digging to find. Loving it again. But no pinned items on each taskbar.

As for the dude with mIRC issues. I'm running mIRC on 2 of my Windows 7, 64 bit boxes - no problems what so ever.

I'd run it in admin mode and see what happens.

Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




n0tqu1tesane posted:

Have you tried disabling the Windows firewall?
Make an exception for the program before you turn the whole drat thing off.

mobn
May 23, 2005

by Ozmaugh


How can I get Stepmania running in XP mode? I need to run it in XP mode because there's no driver for my Playstation->USB adapter for Windows 7, and no working 64 bit driver at all. I was able to get it going in Vista 64 with the 64 bit XP driver, but that's not working on 7.

Anyway, I copied my whole Stepmania install over to my XP virtualmachine, but when I tried to launch it it said the drivers didn't support OpenGL or Direct3d. What do I do?

Schpyder
Jun 13, 2002

Attackle Grackle

Captain Charisma posted:

It says after I quit that it uses agentctl.dll, which I presume was dumped with the upgrade. I guess I'll just have to wait until they upgrade themselves.

MS Agent was (edit: is, as I guess it still exists) a text-to-speech/recognition engine they had back in the day (and apparently through XP, at least), which mIRC supports in some way. Your connection problems have precisely zero to do with that.

Binary
May 21, 2004


I'm trying to copy 2.5gb to a USB drive and the transfer speed falls until its too slow to be practical. I've updated the motherboard drivers and this flash drive worked with XP, what gives? Is it supposed to take an hour to copy 2.5 gigs?

Edit: I'm impatient, it ended up taking about 15 minutes. Guess the windows time remaining estimator is still broken.

Binary fucked around with this message at Dec 19, 2009 around 01:12

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

Is it a compressed file like a zip or an iso? If so, config your virus scanner to skip over those files or not scan the contents. It might be scanning it while trying to copy to the jump drive and massively slowing it down.

Stanley Pain
Jun 16, 2001

In humility and with no need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.


mobn posted:

How can I get Stepmania running in XP mode? I need to run it in XP mode because there's no driver for my Playstation->USB adapter for Windows 7, and no working 64 bit driver at all. I was able to get it going in Vista 64 with the 64 bit XP driver, but that's not working on 7.

Anyway, I copied my whole Stepmania install over to my XP virtualmachine, but when I tried to launch it it said the drivers didn't support OpenGL or Direct3d. What do I do?

I don't think you get any kinda of hardware acceleration in XP Mode.

mobn
May 23, 2005

by Ozmaugh


Stanley Pain posted:

I don't think you get any kinda of hardware acceleration in XP Mode.

If this is the case, does any body know any playstation to USB controller adapters that work with 64-bit windows 7? It's kind of frustrating to have a $100 game controller I can literally not use just because I wanted a modern operating system.

fishmech
Jul 16, 2006

I see a ship in the harbor
I can and shall obey
But if it wasn't for your misfortune
I'd be a heavenly person today


mobn posted:

If this is the case, does any body know any playstation to USB controller adapters that work with 64-bit windows 7? It's kind of frustrating to have a $100 game controller I can literally not use just because I wanted a modern operating system.

When you say Playstation do you mean Playstation 1, Playstation 2, or Playstation 3?

Technogeek
Sep 9, 2002

The third subforum I would do away with...I can't, sorry.

Oops.

fishmech posted:

When you say Playstation do you mean Playstation 1, Playstation 2, or Playstation 3?

He mentioned Stepmania, so I'm assuming PS2.

Do the generic drivers not work for you or something? The adapter I have works fine using them, though going of this list it appears to be one of the ones that have the joystick axes problem.

MC Hawking
Apr 27, 2004

The streets sketched out in the full moon light,
MIT punks dying left and right.
There's nowhere to run don't even try,
cause all my shootings be drivebys.


.

MC Hawking fucked around with this message at Jun 15, 2014 around 07:40

Stanley Pain
Jun 16, 2001

In humility and with no need for Divine Guidance, I make this pledge.


mobn posted:

If this is the case, does any body know any playstation to USB controller adapters that work with 64-bit windows 7? It's kind of frustrating to have a $100 game controller I can literally not use just because I wanted a modern operating system.


I ended up buying a 360 controller to use in some games . It sucks because I actually prefer the PS3 controller. I wonder if anyone has gotten it to work via bluetooth? Sony really needs to step up and release some official drivers. Fat chance on that though

edit:

Have you tried these?

http://www.motioninjoy.com/download/


edit2:

Nevermind, the driving signing probably won't work under 7 ;/

Stanley Pain fucked around with this message at Dec 19, 2009 around 15:35

EVGA Longoria
Dec 25, 2005

Let's go exploring!


mobn posted:

If this is the case, does any body know any playstation to USB controller adapters that work with 64-bit windows 7? It's kind of frustrating to have a $100 game controller I can literally not use just because I wanted a modern operating system.

My HK EMS2 works fine in Win7 x64 w/ the XP x64 drivers, joystick drivers haven't changed much, give it a shot.

Ryokurin
Jul 14, 2001

Wanna Die?

mobn posted:

How can I get Stepmania running in XP mode? I need to run it in XP mode because there's no driver for my Playstation->USB adapter for Windows 7, and no working 64 bit driver at all. I was able to get it going in Vista 64 with the 64 bit XP driver, but that's not working on 7.

Anyway, I copied my whole Stepmania install over to my XP virtualmachine, but when I tried to launch it it said the drivers didn't support OpenGL or Direct3d. What do I do?

May have to use virtualbox instead which does support hardware acceleration of sound and video. I do not know it's performance however.

mobn
May 23, 2005

by Ozmaugh


Casao posted:

My HK EMS2 works fine in Win7 x64 w/ the XP x64 drivers, joystick drivers haven't changed much, give it a shot.

I tried that (it's what worked in Vista), but I can't even get the pad to talk to Joy2Key, much less Stepmania directly.

Technogeek posted:

He mentioned Stepmania, so I'm assuming PS2.

Do the generic drivers not work for you or something? The adapter I have works fine using them, though going of this list it appears to be one of the ones that have the joystick axes problem.

What generic drivers?

It's a RedOctane Ignition2.0 pad and the HK EMS2 adapter.

LastCaress
May 8, 2004

bonobo

I have a legal windows 7 in my desktop and have purchased a windows 7 upgrade for my laptop from toshiba, but it's taking forever (they're mailing the cd) - can I use the key I'm using in my desktop in my laptop and then when the key arrives for the laptop update the key? (From a technical point of view, because I'd assume it isn't 100% legal, even though I don't think it's really wrong to do this)

EDIT : Nevermind my desktop is 64 bits and my laptop 32

LastCaress fucked around with this message at Dec 19, 2009 around 17:29

Dameius
Apr 3, 2006


LastCaress posted:

I have a legal windows 7 in my desktop and have purchased a windows 7 upgrade for my laptop from toshiba, but it's taking forever (they're mailing the cd) - can I use the key I'm using in my desktop in my laptop and then when the key arrives for the laptop update the key? (From a technical point of view, because I'd assume it isn't 100% legal, even though I don't think it's really wrong to do this)

EDIT : Nevermind my desktop is 64 bits and my laptop 32

Keys are tied to home, Pro, Ultimate, not to x86 or 64. Just so you know. You could "find" a x86 .iso install with no key and activate later.

Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




LastCaress posted:

I have a legal windows 7 in my desktop and have purchased a windows 7 upgrade for my laptop from toshiba, but it's taking forever (they're mailing the cd) - can I use the key I'm using in my desktop in my laptop and then when the key arrives for the laptop update the key? (From a technical point of view, because I'd assume it isn't 100% legal, even though I don't think it's really wrong to do this)

EDIT : Nevermind my desktop is 64 bits and my laptop 32
Keys aren't 32-bit/64-bit exclusive. Just install without a key. Windows 7 will run for 120 days without one.

Technogeek
Sep 9, 2002

The third subforum I would do away with...I can't, sorry.

Oops.

mobn posted:

What generic drivers?

Generic as in "just plug it in, don't bother installing any adapter-specific software, and let hidusb.sys handle it".

LastCaress
May 8, 2004

bonobo

Dameius posted:

Keys are tied to home, Pro, Ultimate, not to x86 or 64. Just so you know. You could "find" a x86 .iso install with no key and activate later.

strwrsxprt posted:

Keys aren't 32-bit/64-bit exclusive. Just install without a key. Windows 7 will run for 120 days without one.

Nice! Going to install it then, thanks!

mobn
May 23, 2005

by Ozmaugh


Technogeek posted:

Generic as in "just plug it in, don't bother installing any adapter-specific software, and let hidusb.sys handle it".

Hahaha. No chance.

Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




LastCaress posted:

Nice! Going to install it then, thanks!
Just to clarify how that 120 days works out: it'll run in a 30 day trial mode without a key, but you can reset it 3 times for a total of 120 days. When it gets down to 1 day left before you have to enter a key, just open up a Command Prompt in Administrator mode and run 'slmgr -rearm.'

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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000110010101110010


Slopehead posted:

Can anyone tell me how to turn off the little explorer history that pops up when you right click on the explorer tab? I really don't want to have people inadvertently seeing my love of large breasted ladies when I'm digging around looking for software or music.

view your porn in ie: inprivate or chrome: incognito.

Sir Nigel
Jun 29, 2006



I think he's referring to the Windows Explorer shortcut pinned to the taskbar by default which keeps recently viewed folders in a list if you right click on it. I don't know any way to stop it from displaying stuff there.

Kuroneko
Jun 23, 2004
Black Cat

I got my copy of Win7 Pro off the MSDN before my account ended about two weeks before retail release, but just got around to installing it on a new computer. Built and posted fine, everything checks out, pop in the DVD and after it winds up... I get:



Not sure what the issue is here, but looking around online a few others had it back on the RC. System is using LITE-ON optical drives, and installation is RTM x64. Kinda weird, since I installed x86 fine on my laptop a month ago twice without issues. If you need a full system spec I'll write it out, in the meantime I guess I can try to find another image of the disc or something.

Kuroneko fucked around with this message at Dec 19, 2009 around 22:00

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

Slopehead posted:

Can anyone tell me how to turn off the little explorer history that pops up when you right click on the explorer tab? I really don't want to have people inadvertently seeing my love of large breasted ladies when I'm digging around looking for software or music.

CCleaner cleans that up. I haven't figured out another way.

c0burn
Sep 2, 2003

The KKKing


c0burn
Sep 2, 2003

The KKKing


edit: double post

GreenNight
Feb 19, 2006
Turning the light on the darkest places, you and I know we got to face this now. We got to face this now.

Haha, awesome.

MC Hawking
Apr 27, 2004

The streets sketched out in the full moon light,
MIT punks dying left and right.
There's nowhere to run don't even try,
cause all my shootings be drivebys.


Sir Nigel posted:

I think he's referring to the Windows Explorer shortcut pinned to the taskbar by default which keeps recently viewed folders in a list if you right click on it. I don't know any way to stop it from displaying stuff there.

Exactly what I am talking about. Very frustrating.

kode54
Nov 26, 2007



Slopehead posted:

Exactly what I am talking about. Very frustrating.

Open jumplist, right click on item, select "Remove from this list."

tzirean
May 1, 2007



I'm buying Windows 7 from the Microsoft/Digital River student deal. Both Home Premium and Professional are $30. Given that I'll be installing fresh on an entirely new hard drive, is there any reason not to go for Professional?

The only one I could think of (assuming my new processor and motherboard support XP mode, which, as they're new, I'm assuming they will) is that when Windows 8 comes along, I'll probably have to buy the Professional equivalent instead of the presumably-cheaper Home Premium equivalent if I want to do an upgrade.

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Star War Sex Parrot
Oct 2, 2003




tzirean posted:

is there any reason not to go for Professional?
No.

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