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Euthyphro
Mar 14, 2004

Soy un águila de verdad.

Question: I registered with Microsoft for access to a product key for the release candidate. I upgraded from x86 vista home premium to x86 7 home premium, but the key doesn't work. I checked, and I installed the RTM version instead of the release candidate. I thought these were the same actual version, but I guess I was wrong about that. Am I now completely screwed?

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Shadowgate
May 6, 2007



Soiled Meat

Euthyphro posted:

Question: I registered with Microsoft for access to a product key for the release candidate. I upgraded from x86 vista home premium to x86 7 home premium, but the key doesn't work. I checked, and I installed the RTM version instead of the release candidate. I thought these were the same actual version, but I guess I was wrong about that. Am I now completely screwed?

I think you are pretty confused... RTM is not a release candidate. RTM is the final version so it will need a different product key purchased in a retail box. The key you have is for RC so you will need to reinstall RC over your current install.

Euthyphro
Mar 14, 2004

Soy un águila de verdad.

Shadowgate posted:

I think you are pretty confused... RTM is not a release candidate. RTM is the final version so it will need a different product key purchased in a retail box. The key you have is for RC so you will need to reinstall RC over your current install.

I'm definitely confused. I just realized that if I type in nothing at the request screen for the product key, it will let me go through for the time being. That's all I needed to see -- I'll just reinstall with the RC in the morning. Thanks!

fishmech
Jul 16, 2006

by VideoGames


Salad Prong

Euthyphro posted:

I'm definitely confused. I just realized that if I type in nothing at the request screen for the product key, it will let me go through for the time being. That's all I needed to see -- I'll just reinstall with the RC in the morning. Thanks!

or you can use the rtm for up to 120 days without a key with the rearm trick, more than enough time to buy a key later

Shai-Hulud
Jul 10, 2008

But it feels so right!


Lipstick Apathy

Fawkes posted:

Responding to a post a page or two back, I personally have only been able to get full, four-speaker sound with my Creative Audigy by turning on one of those horrible EAX ambiance presets in the Audio Console.

If you set one to about 70%, however, it's not too bad, and you can at least pretend Creative is somewhat on the ball with drivers for a major OS that's ready for release.

This is after plowing through all of the hacks/tricks on the official Creative forums as well, which never did much for my system.

Doens't work for me. Goddammit Creative i don't want to buy a X-Fi card!

bigis
Jun 21, 2006


The icon that shows Internet Access on my taskbar always seems to have the red cross on it even though I'm connected to it. The connection itself is working fine, but it just annoys me.



It seemed to start happening when I bridged the LAN/wireless connections on this PC. Any ideas?

Shadowgate
May 6, 2007



Soiled Meat

bigis posted:

The icon that shows Internet Access on my taskbar always seems to have the red cross on it even though I'm connected to it. The connection itself is working fine, but it just annoys me.



It seemed to start happening when I bridged the LAN/wireless connections on this PC. Any ideas?

So I sent this to a friend who worked specifically on this feature at MS and he tested it real quick and it is indeed a bug with bridging a LAN/wireless connection.

He submitted the bug but until it gets patched, you will probably have to deal with the icon being messed up.

Psionic Sasquatch
Oct 31, 2006
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Question : Is there ANYWAY to network in any shape between windows xp and windows 7? I'm the only one at my house running windows 7 and this is proving to be a real pain. Sorry if this has already been asked and answered a thousand times.

m2pt5
May 18, 2005

THAT GOD DAMN MOSQUITO JUST KEEPS COMING BACK


I can't confirm it for XP, but my brother just got a laptop with Vista on it and he had to add a password to his login on his PC with Win7 in order to access its shares with Vista. (Also, they had to be in the same workgroup, but that's normal for pre-7.)

EVGA Longoria
Dec 25, 2005

Let's go exploring!



Psionic Sasquatch posted:

Question : Is there ANYWAY to network in any shape between windows xp and windows 7? I'm the only one at my house running windows 7 and this is proving to be a real pain. Sorry if this has already been asked and answered a thousand times.

There's plenty of way, what do you mean by "to network", since that's as simple as plugging the two into a router.

Do you mean printer shares? file shares? what?

Xenomorph
Jun 13, 2001


Psionic Sasquatch posted:

Question : Is there ANYWAY to network in any shape between windows xp and windows 7? I'm the only one at my house running windows 7 and this is proving to be a real pain. Sorry if this has already been asked and answered a thousand times.

What are you trying to do?

Do they both have a password set?

Did you share a folder on each to make sure the proper firewall exceptions have been made?

Can you ping each system from the other?

Networking should work nearly same in 2k/xp/vista/win7/mac/linux.

Windows usually has default policies requiring a password, and the firewall set to keep those ports closed. Making sure to have a password set and sharing a folder fixes that right up.

mobn
May 23, 2005

by Ozmaugh


Is there a way to make Windows Media Player look like it did in Vista? When it opens now it's just a window with the video display huge and the controls autohiding. I would like it to open with the playlist sidebar always open and with all the menus (File, edit, etc.) listed at the top.

hobb
Sep 20, 2001


Does anyone know if 'windows media player network sharing service' is used for anything if I never use windows media player? This service keeps popping up in my list and will randomly shoot my cpu usage up to ~40% usage for a second every few minutes or so.

I eventually just set it to disabled because I would stop it and it would just restart itself a few minutes later. It's rather annoying.

Psionic Sasquatch
Oct 31, 2006
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Xenomorph posted:

What are you trying to do?

Do they both have a password set?

Did you share a folder on each to make sure the proper firewall exceptions have been made?

Can you ping each system from the other?

Networking should work nearly same in 2k/xp/vista/win7/mac/linux.

Windows usually has default policies requiring a password, and the firewall set to keep those ports closed. Making sure to have a password set and sharing a folder fixes that right up.

Was trying to share files, I did a quick google search and couldn't find any answers. I get a prompt for a username and password to login on my xp machine when trying to access files (though shared on the win7 box). I can't find where to create or locate or remove this username and password. It's probably something really simple I'm just missing it because I'm looking in the wrong place, just installed win7 like 2 nights ago.

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Psionic Sasquatch posted:

Was trying to share files, I did a quick google search and couldn't find any answers. I get a prompt for a username and password to login on my xp machine when trying to access files (though shared on the win7 box). I can't find where to create or locate or remove this username and password. It's probably something really simple I'm just missing it because I'm looking in the wrong place, just installed win7 like 2 nights ago.

Make sure that the accounts you are using both have the same name AND the same password. If you choose to have a blank password then Windows XP and upwards will not let you access it over a network.

Xenomorph
Jun 13, 2001


Psionic Sasquatch posted:

Was trying to share files, I did a quick google search and couldn't find any answers. I get a prompt for a username and password to login on my xp machine when trying to access files (though shared on the win7 box). I can't find where to create or locate or remove this username and password. It's probably something really simple I'm just missing it because I'm looking in the wrong place, just installed win7 like 2 nights ago.

It's asking for a username/password of an account on the system you are trying to access.

It's basically logging into the remote system to gain access to files/resources.

So put in the name AND PASSWORD of an account on the XP system that has appropriate access (Share access and NTFS access). If the account you are trying to "log in" with doesn't have a password, then create one. Blank Password = No Access.

If you don't know where to find where to make accounts at in XP, open Control Panel and look for something that looks like "User Accounts" or something. I usually right-click My Computer and click "Manage", but that type of interface won't let you work with users if you are using XP Home.

Jose Oquendo
Jun 20, 2004

At the end of 2018, a study was published by London Metropolitan University showing that certain bacteria, normally present only in intestinal tracts or feces, were found on McDonald's self-service screens.



Here's something I can't figure out, and this has been since the RC.

I have an Asus EeePC. It has a webcam and the drivers for it are installed. However, I can't find a way actually use the webcam. If I go under the Devices panel, it's there, but I can't turn the cam on. I recall with XP, it showed up as a device under 'My Computer' and you could turn it on and take pictures.

If I use an app that uses a webcam like MSN Messenger, I can turn it on and use it with the chat, but I just want to use the cam by itself. Any ideas? I bet I'm overlooking something simple.

Fawkes
Apr 6, 2004



Shai-Hulud posted:

Doesn't work for me. Goddammit Creative i don't want to buy a X-Fi card!

Creative released new beta drivers this week.

http://support.creative.com/downloa...Type=11#type_11

Haven't tried them yet, but the response hasn't been especially great.

(I personally have been using Vista Creative Audigy drivers in compatibility mode to get fake EAK 4-speaker sound the last couple of weeks. Stuttery and a bit poo poo, but they do work.)

Lum
Aug 13, 2003



Joe Don Baker posted:

Here's something I can't figure out, and this has been since the RC.

I have an Asus EeePC. It has a webcam and the drivers for it are installed. However, I can't find a way actually use the webcam. If I go under the Devices panel, it's there, but I can't turn the cam on. I recall with XP, it showed up as a device under 'My Computer' and you could turn it on and take pictures.

If I use an app that uses a webcam like MSN Messenger, I can turn it on and use it with the chat, but I just want to use the cam by itself. Any ideas? I bet I'm overlooking something simple.

Uhh, you've always needed some kind of software to take stills and video with a webcam, it's possible that the bundled software for XP included something that shoved a custom entry under My Computer though I guess, though that is definitely not normal and not a feature that came with XP.

You could download Windows Movie Maker from Windows Live to make video recordings, I'm not sure what you'd use to take snapshots but there's bound to be a free product on Google to do that.

4 Day Weekend
Jan 16, 2009


Psionic Sasquatch posted:

Was trying to share files, I did a quick google search and couldn't find any answers. I get a prompt for a username and password to login on my xp machine when trying to access files (though shared on the win7 box). I can't find where to create or locate or remove this username and password. It's probably something really simple I'm just missing it because I'm looking in the wrong place, just installed win7 like 2 nights ago.

Try Network & Sharing centre > Change advanced network sharing. You can switch off passworded sharing plus some other stuff that might be hindering you.

bigis
Jun 21, 2006


Shadowgate posted:

So I sent this to a friend who worked specifically on this feature at MS and he tested it real quick and it is indeed a bug with bridging a LAN/wireless connection.

He submitted the bug but until it gets patched, you will probably have to deal with the icon being messed up.

No worries, thanks for letting me know.

uXs
May 3, 2005

Mark it zero!

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows XP and Windows 7 RC. Since I never boot into XP any more (and because I need the hard disk space for more porn), how do I (cleanly) remove XP from the boot loader and the hard disk?

My XP and 7 partitions are on the same drive, with XP first and 7 second. I want to turn the XP partition into an encrypted TrueCrypt partition, and I want to make sure doing that isn't going to destroy the MBR or wherever the boat loader lives these days.

Eventually, I'm going to upgrade the RC to the final Windows 7, but at that point I'll likely get a new hard disk and avoid the dual-boot situation alltogether.

(I also have a netbook where I want to get rid of XP, but the setup is pretty much the same. Not going to put TrueCrypt on there though. Well, maybe, but not on the entire partition.)

I tried looking for the procedure on the internets, but all I could find were people who want to remove Windows 7 and leave XP. (Further evidence that the internet is full of retards.)

Dr. Video Games 0050
Nov 28, 2007


I just downloaded/installed Windows 7 on my main PC. Everything's cool.

I then took the CD and installed it on my laptop. Used the same key then forgot that I already used it. I typed in the CD key during installation but then chose not to activate cuz I realized my mistake afterwards.

I'm sure I can get another key by downloading the French version of Windows 7 or something, right? Am I too late with putting a new key in, or am I hosed?

ApproachingInfinity
Sep 14, 2008


Dr. Video Games 0050 posted:

I just downloaded/installed Windows 7 on my main PC. Everything's cool.

I then took the CD and installed it on my laptop. Used the same key then forgot that I already used it. I typed in the CD key during installation but then chose not to activate cuz I realized my mistake afterwards.

I'm sure I can get another key by downloading the French version of Windows 7 or something, right? Am I too late with putting a new key in, or am I hosed?

In the system properties window, near the bottom it tells you your activation status. Right next to where it says you are activated or not activated, there's a link that says "Change product key". That should be what you're looking for.

4 Day Weekend
Jan 16, 2009


Did you get the key from MSDN? Just key a second key, as long as its a pro one, it'll work.

Dr. Video Games 0050
Nov 28, 2007


4 Day Weekend posted:

Did you get the key from MSDN? Just key a second key, as long as its a pro one, it'll work.

I only saw one key when I downloaded Windows 7 - where do I find more? I am doing this through ACM.

Or do you mean I can use the same key again?

Thermopyle
Jul 1, 2003

...the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt. —Bertrand Russell



Dr. Video Games 0050 posted:

I only saw one key when I downloaded Windows 7 - where do I find more? I am doing this through ACM.

Or do you mean I can use the same key again?

I would guess you just go through the process to download win7 again, and just use the key it gives you. No need to download it again.

Scarr
Dec 17, 2004
Quite exciting, this computer magic

uXs posted:

I currently have a dual-boot system with Windows XP and Windows 7 RC. Since I never boot into XP any more (and because I need the hard disk space for more porn), how do I (cleanly) remove XP from the boot loader and the hard disk?

My XP and 7 partitions are on the same drive, with XP first and 7 second. I want to turn the XP partition into an encrypted TrueCrypt partition, and I want to make sure doing that isn't going to destroy the MBR or wherever the boat loader lives these days.

I just did this last weekend. The problem you'll have is because the XP partition is the first partition it has the MBR and you can't format it. What I did was use Acronis True Image to image my Win 7 partition to an external drive, then booted to a True Image recovery CD, wiped the drive and restored the Win 7 image as the only partition (You can divide the partition here as well, if you want). Then I had to boot to the Win 7 install disc to repair the MBR. After that everything worked fine.

mfaley
Jul 30, 2005
Most rape is bad

Scarr posted:

I just did this last weekend. The problem you'll have is because the XP partition is the first partition it has the MBR and you can't format it. What I did was use Acronis True Image to image my Win 7 partition to an external drive, then booted to a True Image recovery CD, wiped the drive and restored the Win 7 image as the only partition (You can divide the partition here as well, if you want). Then I had to boot to the Win 7 install disc to repair the MBR. After that everything worked fine.

This is exactly how I did it. Except I formatted the partition with the MBR - whoops. Yes, listen to this guy.

kuroshi
Nov 26, 2007



Fun Shoe

mfaley posted:

This is exactly how I did it. Except I formatted the partition with the MBR - whoops. Yes, listen to this guy.

More likely formatted the partition that contained the boot loader. The MBR is not actually in any of the partitions.

wiz crack
Jan 18, 2008


Well I've had windows 7 64bit for about a week now. The only drama I'm getting is a blue screen after the PC goes into sleep mode. Disabled sleep mode and I'm good to go again..
One other cool thing I've found is the gadgets. I could see some cool potential use of these, particularly for dual monitor stuff.
A question though, are there any awesome calendar like gadgets where I could pencil in my events, to do's etc? It would be cool to have a desktop based to do/calendar/event management/reminder type tool. Any ideas guys?

4 Day Weekend
Jan 16, 2009


Dr. Video Games 0050 posted:

I only saw one key when I downloaded Windows 7 - where do I find more? I am doing this through ACM.

Or do you mean I can use the same key again?

In the drop down menu , you should be able to see four different 'versions':


Each one has a different key, but they'll all work with x86/x64 Professional.

DuckConference
May 27, 2004



Does anyone have the hashes for the x64 pro edition? I don't really trust the MSDNAA downloader.

Avarcirwen
Mar 7, 2008

Goons: The only group more socially conservative than Mormons.

SecretFire posted:

Does anyone have the hashes for the x64 pro edition? I don't really trust the MSDNAA downloader.

Windows 7 Professional (x64) - DVD (English) 3,075.30 (MB)
File Name: en_windows_7_professional_x64_dvd_x15-65805.iso
SHA1: 50127304441A793EE51B3F501289F6599A559E9F
ISO/CRC: 502C42C1

1karus
Jan 29, 2006

The Fun Machine
Took a Shit and Died

4 Day Weekend posted:

In the drop down menu , you should be able to see four different 'versions':


Each one has a different key, but they'll all work with x86/x64 Professional.

Isn't there a possibility of losing some of those keys once W7 goes to official retail?

4 Day Weekend
Jan 16, 2009


I don't follow...? As in when you can get a boxed copy?

Dyscrasia
Jun 23, 2003
Give Me Hamms Premium Draft or Give Me DEATH!!!!

1karus posted:

Isn't there a possibility of losing some of those keys once W7 goes to official retail?

Obviously you lose the RC keys, but I think you should still get 4 keys. 1 x64, 1 x86, and one of each in "French". Except that each of those keys will work perfectly fine in any language and with both x64 and x86.

GIMMEL
Jan 24, 2005

by Lowtax


You know what would rule? Being able to drag a file onto a folder, then having a pop up menu come up next to it with all the folders in the folder and so on.

Dr. Video Games 0050
Nov 28, 2007


4 Day Weekend posted:

In the drop down menu , you should be able to see four different 'versions':


Each one has a different key, but they'll all work with x86/x64 Professional.

Thank you very much for the help - will make sure to write all 4 down. Still a tad confused, can I keep this in a notepad file and use it say, 1 year down the line as a new key, or will they expire at a certain point if not used?

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Xenomorph
Jun 13, 2001


Dr. Video Games 0050 posted:

Thank you very much for the help - will make sure to write all 4 down. Still a tad confused, can I keep this in a notepad file and use it say, 1 year down the line as a new key, or will they expire at a certain point if not used?

They are yours. No one else gets them. They do not expire.

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