Category Archive: windows 7

FIX MAY 2016 UPDATES WINDOWS 7

Users of Windows 7 may have noticed May 2016 updates were not working properly with their machines. Some media posts have accused Microsoft of sabotaging the updates. We have Windows 7 x86 installed on an old Toshiba A70 machine which cannot run Windows 8 or above..Toshiba used obsolete DX6 hardware which is below the Windows …

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DUAL BOOT

Many PC gamers find that their old favorite title does not work with the latest greatest version of Windows available. The MBR has a 2 TB limit while the new GPT has an 18 EB limit. The older MBR can support 4 primary partitions per hard disk and more extended partitions. The GUID GPT can …

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ERROR CODE 0x80072EE2

Sometimes Windows 7 users may see error code 0x80072EE2. This can occur when the update server is busy. Windows Update servers might be experiencing an unusually high number of requests for updates. Close Windows Update, wait 10 to 15 minutes, and then run Windows Update again. You can also wait for Windows Update to run at …

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WINDOWS 7

Windows 7 was released generally on October 22, 2009. Windows 7 extended support which will expire January 14, 2020. In 2016 when we installed Windows 7 on a laptop, it now downloads over 300 updates. Updates will generally install overnight if the machine is powered up and idle. The updated Windows 7 upgrade assistant has …

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WINDOWS SUPPORT LIFECYCLE

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 Microsoft releases new versions of Windows every few years. Microsoft also releases service packs and platform updates periodically. Following many questions Microsoft has now released a support matrix. This provides the exact dates for general availability and the last day of support (Windows updates). Each version of Windows will have 5 years of mainstream support. …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 7

This list originally was compiled for Windows 7, however Windows Vista, 7 all are based on the same code base (Longhorn) and the issues presented are consistent for all versions. We have another list of games with known issues from Windows Vista. We have many old games. Unfortunately some games are not compatible with Windows …

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LIST OF GAMES FEATURING 64-BIT ENGINES

A few games offered 64-bit versions to enthusiasts to experiment with. WIndows XP x64 was popular as it could use 4GB or more memory and it offered much easier memory management. This list is compiled from game system requirements. 2014 saw a trickle of 64-bit games while 2015 saw a flood of 64-bit games. 2016 …

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ERROR CODE 37

Error code 37 means there was a problem with the device driver, This has been know to occur when the driver is damaged for one reason or another. To fix the problem the device driver disk is needed to reinstall it from the driver package.. Testing a beta build of Windows sometimes trashes the driver …

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WIN32K.SYS

WIN32K.SYS is a low level component of WIndows. It’s the kernel side of the Windows subsystems. The includes the graphical user interface infrastructure including the USER, GDI and DirectX. DirectX is handled by DXH.SYS. USER32.DLL and IMM32.DLL make up the window manager. GDI32.DLL MSIMG32.DLL make up GDI. D3D8THK.DLL is the DirectX thunk. TWSRC_32.DLL is the print driver. WINSRV.DLL …

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ERROR CODE 0x80072F8F

This error code has been seen with problems in Windows activation. This occurs when the system clock is not set correctly. To the problem reboot the machine and enter the BIOS and set the correct date and time. Then restart the machine and you find Windows will activate properly. If you are installing Windows 10, …

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