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Jumat, 16 September 2011

How to Disallow Secret “Customer Experience Improvement Program” Collecting Information in Windows 7

Did you know Windows 7 contains a hidden secret "Customer Experience Improvement Program" which collects information about your computer hardware and how you use Windows without interrupting you? The program also periodically downloads a file to collect information about problems you might have with Windows.
In this way, the program helps Microsoft improve Windows.
You would get surprised when you'll know that this program even counts how many times you have clicked on start menu, how many programs you have pinned to Taskbar, etc.
Actually when you install Windows, it asks you to participate in Customer Experience Improvement Program.
If you allowed this program to collect information or don't know whether the program is collecting information or not, here is the way to know or disallow it to collect information:
1. Open Start menu and type Customer Experience Improvement Program in search box.
2. It'll show it in search results. Click on it to launch its Settings.
3. Now select "No, I don't want to participate in the program." option  and click on "Save Changes" button.
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4. That's it. It'll stop collecting your information.
PS: We recommend you to allow this program to collect information as it doesn't harm you in any way and also helps Microsoft to improve Windows.

How to Remove Watermark (Build Number Info) from Desktop in Windows Vista, 7 and Server 2008 (Both 32-bit and 64-bit) Including All Beta Builds and Service Packs

UPDATE: New tool "Remove Watermark" added. Thanks to stavros for mentioning it...
When we install a Beta or RC build of Windows Vista, 7 or Server 2008, or when we install a Beta or RC version of a Service Pack e.g. SP1, SP2, etc, a watermark is shown on Desktop which looks similar to following screenshot:

"Evaluation Copy", "For testing purpose only", "Test Mode", "Safe Mode" or similar text is shown in the watermark on Desktop.
It looks ugly when you use dark wallpapers and becomes irritating sometimes. If you also don't like this watermark and want to get rid of it, here are 2 great tools to remove this watermark:
  • Universal Watermark Remover
  • Remove Watermark
Universal Watermark Remover
"Universal Watermark Remover" is an excellent small and portable utility created by "Orbit30" which can remove the ugly watermark from Windows Vista, 7 and Server 2008 Desktop. It works for both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows.

Download Link
Just download it using the above link, run the EXE file and follow the instructions. You'll need to restart your system to take affect.
Remove Watermark
"Remove Watermark" is another awesome portable tool created by "deepxw" which can remove watermark from Windows Vista, 7 and Server 2008 Desktop. It works for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Even it works for all languages and service packs.
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Download Link

How to Get “Shared Folder Icon” Back in Windows Explorer in Windows 7


Problem:
When you use Windows Explorer to view some shared folders on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, the shared type icons for these folders do not appear. Actually shared folders are no longer displayed with a distinctive share overlay icon. All folders are presented with a generic folder icon. Therefore, the shared folders cannot be identified quickly when you view many folders at the same time.
Cause:
According to Microsoft, one of the goals for the Windows 7 release is to reduce large cognitive loads on users by simplifying the user interface. With the investment in sharing for the Windows 7 release, and especially with HomeGroup in the consumer space, we believe that a majority of users' content will be shared. The previous overlay model would have resulted in the sharing overlay appearing frequently in typical Explorer views, potentially distracting users with information that they might not use or need on a daily basis. A single sharing overlay can't provide details about how an item is shared (for example, who it's shared with, what privileges are assigned, etc.) and this results in a higher cognitive load for the end user. Prior to Windows 7, there were also scenarios in which the sharing overlay was shown inconsistently, which caused user confusion. As a result, based on the above, the sharing overlay was removed from the items view in Explorer.
The sharing state information that the overlay provides isn't gone but rather has been moved to the Details pane in Windows Explorer. This approach is an improvement over the overlay model, as it helps provide more relevant data related to sharing (for example, who the item is shared with). The Details pane is also where all other relevant properties for an item--such as ratings and author--are displayed, making the overall experience more consistent for end users by providing one location in which they can see all relevant state information for an item.
If you share a folder, then click the folder to select it, at the bottom of the screen in the Details pane, you'll see "State:" and "Shared" with the appropriate "people" icon. It also shows "Shared with" and lists the users/groups.
Solution:
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If you want to get the good old "Shared Folder" icon back in Windows 7, here comes our favorite "Classic Shell" to the rescue.
"Classic Shell" is an awesome free utility which provides almost all those good old features back in Windows 7 which have been removed by Microsoft for unknown or you can say weird reasons.
Simply download Classic Shell using following link:
Download Link
After installing it, click on the "Classic Explorer Settings" button present at last of the toolbar in Explorer. If you don't get the Classic toolbar in Explorer after installing the utility, press "ALT" key to show Menubar, right-click on it and select "Classic Explorer Bar" option.
Now enable "Add icon overlay for shared folders" option and Apply it.
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That's it. You'll need to restart or log off and now Windows 7 will start showing Shared folder icon in Explorer.

How to Always Show “More Details” in File Transfer (Cut, Copy, Delete) Dialog Box in Windows Vista and 7

Finally the wait is over! Almost all Windows Vista and 7 users wanted to achieve it. When you cut, copy or delete a file/folder in Windows Vista and 7, it shows a file transfer dialog box. There is a button "More Details" shown in the dialog box which expands the dialog box upon clicking and shows more details like file name, speed, etc.
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The problem is that even if you click on "More Details" button, Windows forgets your choice and shows the default dialog box with "Fewer Details" activated, next time you perform a file transfer operation.
Copy_Move_Progress_Dialog_Box_Fewer_Details.png
So how to force Windows to always show "More Details" in file transfer dialog box?
Here comes our favorite "Classic Shell" again to the rescue!
Simply download Classic Shell using following link:
Download Link
After installing it, click on the "Classic Explorer Settings" button present at last of the toolbar in Explorer. If you don't get the Classic toolbar in Explorer after installing the utility, press "ALT" key to show Menubar, right-click on it and select "Classic Explorer Bar" option.
Now enable "Always show more details" option and Apply it.

That's it. Now whenever you perform a file transfer operation, the progress dialog box will be automatically expanded to show More Details.

Genuine Windows 7 Became Pirated? Make It Original and Activated Again

Its a common problem which lots of Windows 7 users face. We have received many emails about this problem, so today we are sharing a working solution for it. In fact many Windows 7 SP1 RC users are also facing this problem.
Problem Symptom:
You were using genuine Windows 7 without any problem. It was activated properly. But one day when you logged into Windows, you received following message:
Windows is not genuine
Your computer might not be running a counterfeit copy of Windows.

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Along with the above mentioned message, you also noticed that the desktop background became black and following error message was shown on the bottom right corner of the screen:
This copy of Windows is not genuine.
Also when you checked System Properties, you got following error message:
You must activate today. Activate Windows now.
Problem Cause:
Actually this problem occurs when there is a lack of permissions on a registry key "HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20". By default, System, Network Service and Administrator accounts have "Full Control" and "Read" permissions on this registry key. But sometimes "Network Service" doesn't have proper permissions on this registry key and you face this problem. This may be the result of applying a Plug and Play Group Policy object (GPO). The Licensing service uses Plug and Play to obtain your system hardware ID information and binds the license to the computer. By default, it doesn't have proper permissions to access Plug and Play service.
Problem Solution:
There are 2 solutions actually. You can try them one by one:
METHOD 1: Using RSOP

1. Type rsop.msc in RUN or Startmenu search box and press Enter. It'll open RSOP (Resultant Set Of Policy) window.
2. Now go to:
Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/System Services
3. In right-side pane, check "Startup" type of "Plug and Play" service. It should be set to "Not Defined". If its not, double-click on it and set its Startup type to "Automatic".
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4. Now provide following command in RUN or Command Prompt:
gpupdate /force
5. That's it. Restart your system and your problem should be fixed.
METHOD 2: Using Registry Editor

1. Type regedit in RUN or Startmenu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20
3. Right-click on "S-1-5-20" key and select "Permissions...". It'll open a new window.
4. Select "NETWORK SERVICE" in user list and check "Allow" box given for "Full Control" permission. Click on OK button to apply the changes.
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NOTE: If "NETWORK SERVICE" is not present in user list, click on "Add" button. Now type Network Service in "Enter the object names to select type" and click on "Check Names" button. It'll detect and confirm the username. Click on OK button.
5. That's it. Restart your system and your problem should be fixed.

How to Disable / Remove Annoying Shutdown Event Tracker (Shutdown Reason UI) in Windows Server 2003 / 2008?


UPDATE: Tutorial updated with registry method.
If you are using Windows Server 2003 or 2008, you might have noticed that whenever you click on Shutdown button, it shows a dialog box asking you the reason behind shutting down the system. You have to select an option from drop-down box or write into Comment box to be able to shutdown the system.

Many people find it very annoying and want to disable it but they don't know how to disable it.
Today in this tutorial, we'll tell you a simple way to completely remove this annoying dialog box:
METHOD 1: Using Group Policy Editor
1. Type gpedit.msc in RUN dialog box and press Enter.
2. It'll open Group Policy Editor. Now go to:
Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System
3. In right-side pane, look for "Display Shutdown Event Tracker" option.

4. Now double-click on "Display Shutdown Event Tracker" and select "Disabled". Apply it and the annoying dialog box will never appear again.
NOTE: You can also use this method to enable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows client OS like Windows XP, Vista, 7, etc. Just set the option value to "Enabled".
METHOD 2: Using Registry Editor
If you face problems while using Group Policy Editor, you can also use Registry Editor to do the same task.
1. Type regedit in RUN dialog box and press Enter.
2. It'll open Registry Editor. Now go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT
3. Under "Windows NT" key, look for a key "Reliability". If its not present, create it.
4. Now select "Reliability" key and in right-side pane, look for following 2 DWORD values:
ShutdownReasonOn
ShutdownReasonUI
If the DWORD values are not present, create them.
5. Now set values of both DWORD to 0

6. That's it. Now you'll not see the reason dialog box while shutting down the system.
Thanks to our readers "Config" and "Dragonsbane777" for sharing registry method.
NOTE: You can also use this method to enable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows client OS like Windows XP, Vista, 7, etc. Just set the values of both DWORD to 1 using Step 5.

Microsoft Releases Fixit for Random Incorrect Icon Change Problem in Windows XP, Vista and 7

Microsoft has confirmed an issue in Windows XP, Vista and 7 which causes random incorrect icon change problem due to icon cache not updating correctly. Microsoft_Fixit_Logo.png
Problem Symptom:
Some icons in the following locations are randomly changed to other icons on a computer that is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7:
  • My Computer
  • Windows Explorer
  • Desktop
  • Quick Launch bar
Problem Cause:
This issue occurs because the icon cache is not updated correctly.
Solution:
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
1. Close all open windows if a Close Open Programs Interaction dialog box is displayed.
2. Verify the Max Cached Icons string value that locates in the following registry subkey equals to 2000:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
3. Delete IconCache.db that locates in the following path:
Windows XP
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data
Windows Vista or Windows 7
%userprofile%\AppData\Local
PS: You can download the "Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically" troubleshooter to automatically fix the problem. To run this troubleshooter, click the Run now button at following link:
Download Fix

How to Restore / Reinstall All Uninstalled Desktop Gadgets in Windows Vista and 7

We all know that we can uninstall a Desktop gadget in Windows Vista or 7 by opening Desktop Gadget window, right click on any desired gadget and select "Uninstall" option. But once we have uninstalled a gadget, we can't reinstall it. Windows doesn't provide any option to restore the uninstalled gadgets.
In this tutorial, we'll tell you a very simple and easy to use command to restore all Desktop gadgets which have been uninstalled:
1. Click on Start ORB (Start button) and type Restore gadget in search box. It'll show Restore desktop gadgets installed with Windows entry in search results.

2. Click on the entry or simply press Enter and it'll restore all uninstalled Desktop gadgets and will open Desktop Gadgets window with a message showing "All Windows and administrator installed gadgets have been restored." at top.

Simple. Isn't it?

How to Show / Add Accidentally Removed Bluetooth Icon in System Tray?

Today we are going to talk about one of the most annoying problem in Windows! As we know Windows shows "Bluetooth" icon in system tray and if you click on it or right-click on it, it shows a menu. The problem starts when "Remove Icon" option is listed at the bottom of the menu and you click on it accidentally and BOOM!!! The bluetooth icon disappears from system tray and you don't find any option to bring it back.
IMO "Remove Icon" should not be listed at the bottom as there are very high chances a user will click on that option accidentally as most of the time the last option in a menu opens the icon Settings. And the worst thing is that it even doesn't ask for any kind of confirmation so that user can cancel his action.
Anyway, if you are also among those frustrated users and have accidentally removed the icon from system tray, here are 2 simple methods to bring the icon back:
  • Method 1: Using Hidden Bluetooth Settings Window
  • Method 2: Using Registry Editor
Method 1: Using Hidden Bluetooth Settings Window
If you look into Control Panel to change Bluetooth settings, you'll not find it. You can follow following simple steps to access it:
1. Type bluetooth in Startmenu searchbox and it'll show a few entries in result set. Click on "Change Bluetooth Settings" entry.

2. It'll open Bluetooth Settings window where you can enable bluetooth icon by selecting "Show the Bluetooth icon in the notification area" option and apply it.

3. That's it. It'll restore the bluetooth icon in system tray.
Method 2: Using Registry Editor
If the above method doesn't work for you, you can follow a very simple registry trick to bring it back:
1. Type regedit in RUN or startmenu searchbox and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Bluetooth
3. In right-side pane, look for a DWORD value Notification Area Icon. It would be set to 0. Either set its value to 1 or delete it.

4. That's it. Restart or log off your system and bluetooth icon will be back in system tray.

[FIX] Windows 7 Taskbar Resets to Default Settings If “Automatically Log On” Feature is Enabled


UPDATE: Article re-published because many Windows 7 users are facing this problem, mostly while enabling Quick Launch toolbar and it disappears after a reboot.
Some of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 users are facing a weird issue now-a-days. When they log off or restart their Windows 7 computers, Taskbar resets to default settings and forgets all their customized settings.
According to Microsoft KB979155 article, it happens because of a race condition between Windows Explorer and Taskhost.exe.
This issue only occurs when "Automatically Log On" feature is enabled. Some people enable this feature to automatic log on to their systems without the need of entering password at login time.
If you are also facing this issue, you can ask Microsoft Support for a hotfix. Its not available for all users, so you'll need to ask them for it.
Or you can follow these simple steps to disable "Automatically Log On" feature which will also fix this issue:
Method 1: Using "User Accounts" Applet
1. Type control userpasswords2 or netplwiz in RUN or Startmenu Searchbox and press Enter. It'll open "User Accounts" window.
2. Now enable "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." option.
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3. Click on Apply button and it'll fix your problem.
Method 2: Using "Registry Editor"
1. Type regedit in RUN or Startmenu Searchbox and press Enter. It'll open "Registry Editor".
2. Now go to following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
3. In right-side pane, change value of AutoAdminLogon to 0 or simply delete it.
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4. That's it. Restart your system and it'll fix the problem.

List of Best “Microsoft Fixit” Troubleshooters to Automatically Diagnose and Repair PC Problems


Microsoft has put the best of its Fixit troubleshooters in a single place. Microsoft Fixit troubleshooters help you automatically diagnose and repair problems with common computer problems, such as audio, Internet, and printing problems. If your problems aren't fixed, Fixit troubleshooters provide you with the next steps to take.
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Simply download and run the Mats_run.exe file whose name most closely matches the issue that you are experiencing.
When you run the Mats_run.exe file, a wizard will guide you through the troubleshooting experience. The troubleshooter downloads and installs the required components, and then analyzes your computer to look for issues that can be resolved automatically.
If the problem cannot be fixed by the troubleshooter automatically, the wizard will guide you through additional support options and resources that are available to help you resolve this problem.

Microsoft Releases “Fixit” for MHTML Script Injection Vulnerability

Recently Microsoft released Security Advisory 2501696 to alert customers to a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the MHTML protocol handler. This vulnerability could allow attackers to construct malicious links pointing to HTML documents that, when clicked, would render the targeted document and reflected script in the security context of the user and target location. The end result of this type of vulnerability is script encoded within the link executed in the context of the target document or target web site. By default, the MHTML protocol handler is vulnerable on Windows XP and all later supported Windows versions. Internet Explorer is an attack vector, but because this is a Windows vulnerability, the version of IE is not relevant.
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To fix this vulnerability, download following "Fixit" solution to enable the Network Protocol Lockdown for mhtml: for all security zones:
Download Link
More Info

How to Fix “Do You Want to Open This File?” Security Warning While Opening Start Menu or Taskbar Shortcuts in Windows Vista and 7

Recently one of our reader "Uewd" asked us about following problem:
When I open any program in start menu, I get this window: Open file - Security Warning. I can click open and the program I chose will open but why this error occurred?

Actually its a known problem in Windows Vista and 7 which occurs because of newly introduced Windows Integrity Levels. The problem might occur while opening shortcuts from start menu or Taskbar in Windows Vista and 7. It happens when the integrity level is changed for the start menu or Taskbar shortcuts.
You can fix the problem by resetting the integrity level using following simple steps:
1. Click on "Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories". Right-click on "Command Prompt" and select "Run As Administrator". If you are prompted to enter password, enter the password and continue. You can also open Command Prompt in Administrator mode by typing "cmd" in Startmenu Search box and press "Ctrl+Shift+Enter".
2. Now provide following command:
ICACLS "%programdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs" /Setintegritylevel (OI)(CI)Medium
3. That's it. Now you should not get any file security warning dialog box while opening shortcuts from start menu and Taskbar in Windows Vista and 7.

How to Uninstall Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)?

In this tutorial, we'll tell you how to uninstall Windows 7 SP1 from your system if you are facing any problem after installing it: There are 2 methods to uninstall SP1:
Method 1: Using Control Panel
1. Open Control Panel and click on "Programs -> Uninstall a program" if you are using "Category" view.
If you are using "Icons" view, click on "Programs and Features" icon.
2. Now click on "View installed updates" link given in left sidebar.
3. Select the "Service Pack for Microsoft Windows (KB976932)" item in the given list and click on "Uninstall" button in the toolbar. You can also right-click on the update and select "Uninstall" option.
4. It'll ask for confirmation, click on "Yes" button.
That's it. It'll take some time and will uninstall SP1 from your system.
Method 2: Using Command Prompt
1. Click on “Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories“. Right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run As Administrator“. If you are prompted to enter password, enter the password and continue. You can also open Command Prompt in Administrator mode by typing “cmd” in Startmenu Search box and press “Ctrl+Shift+Enter“.
2. Now provide following command and press Enter:
wusa.exe /uninstall /kb:976932
3. It'll ask for confirmation, click on "Yes" button.
That's it. It'll take some time and will uninstall SP1 from your system.

How to Disable Hardware Acceleration (GPU Rendering) in Mozilla Firefox to Fix Font Problem?

"Hardware Acceleration" (GPU Rendering) is one of the newly introduced feature of Mozilla Firefox 4.0. It was introduced to increase performance but some Firefox users might want to disable it as the text might not look well on their screens. If you also want to disable Hardware Acceleration feature in Firefox, following trick will help you:
1. Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the orange Firefox button and select "Options".
2. Go to "Advanced" tab and disable "Use hardware acceleration when available" option.

3. Click on OK button and restart the browser.

[FIX] Open, Edit and Print Context Menu Items Missing in Windows 7 When 15+ Files Selected

Recently one AskVG reader "G. M. Polard" asked us following question via contact form:
Whenever I select more than 15 files or folders in Windows 7 Explorer, I can't see Open, Edit and Print items in context menu. How to fix this problem so that I can perform these operations on 15+ files?
Actually its not a problem. Its a feature by design. Microsoft designed Windows 7 to automatically disable these 3 context menu options when user selects more than 15 items in Explorer to prevent accidentally performing these actions on large set of files.
If you want, you can remove this restriction and can enable these 3 items in context menu for 15+ files/folders selection.
Simply follow these simple steps:
1. Type regedit in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.
2. Now go to following key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
3. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD value MultipleInvokePromptMinimum and set its value to 16
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4. Close Registry Editor and log off or restart your system. It'll remove the restriction and you'll get Open, Edit and Print items in context menu even if you select more than 15 files or folders.
NOTE: To restore default function, simply delete DWORD value created in Step 3.
PS: If you want a ready-made registry script to do the task automatically, simply download following ZIP file, extract it and run the extracted REG file:
Download Registry Script

Microsoft Releases Hotfix to Fix a Bug in Windows 7 SP1 When Some Files in USB Drivers are not Updated

This bug is found in those Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 systems which were upgraded to SP1 manually, i.e. you installed Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 without SP1 first and then manually upgraded to your system to SP1 by running its installer. If you are using a slipstream version of Windows 7 SP1 or Server 2008 R2 SP1, this bug will not occur in your system.
SYMPTOM:
Official words from Microsoft:
After you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1), binary files in some USB drivers are not updated. For example, the Usbport.sys, Usbehci.sys, and Winusb.sys binary files are not updated.
Information from our reader "Tito":
Of the several USB-related driver files updated by SP1, three files, usbport.sys, usbehci.sys, and winusb.sys (note: not all hardware configurations use winusb.sys, so it is normal for it to be missing) were only partially updated; i.e., the SP1 installer only updated the "repository" copies of these files, i.e., the copies found in WinSxS and DriverStore. The "active" copies, found in System32\Drivers, are not updated (this is a bug with the installer). People who did a new installation using an integrated ISO are not affected (both the "repository" and "active" copies are 7601) (so this only affects a 7600->7601 update), and other USB-related driver files seem to be unaffected (e.g., the SP1 installer updates both the "repository" and "active" copies of usbhub.sys).
Fix:
Just download official Microsoft fix using following links:
Download Update for Windows 7
Download Update for Windows 7 (64-bit)
Download Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Download Update for Windows Server 2008 R2 (Itanium based)

[FIX] Windows 7 Deletes All System Restore Points Upon Reboot

Recently Microsoft identified a bug in Windows 7 and provided a solution for it. Following are the details:
SYMPTOM:
Upon each reboot, Windows 7 may delete all System Restore Points.
CAUSE:
This issue can occur if the system paging file is highly fragmented.
SOLUTION:
The resolution to this issue is to disable, delete and then recreate the paging file. To do this, carry out the following steps:
1. Right-click on Computer icon on Desktop and select Properties (or press WIN + Pause/Break keys). Now click on Advanced system settings link in left side pane (You can open it directly by giving sysdm.cpl command in RUN or start menu search box). Now click on Settings button in Performance section.
2. Now go to Advanced tab and click on Change... button under Virtual memory section.
3. Uncheck "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" option if enabled.
4. Now select C: drive from the list and select the radio button labelled 'No paging file', then click the Set button.
5. Click Ok button and reboot your system.
6. After restart, delete 'pagefile.sys' from the root of C: drive. Please note that pagefile.sys is a hidden file and is not visible until you set the folder option to view hidden files.
7. Defragment C: drive by providing defrag /h c: command in Command Prompt.
8. Re-enable the paging file by following steps 1-3 above.
9. After selecting drive C: in the list, select the radio button for 'System managed size' and click Set.
10. Click Ok button and reboot your system.

[FIX] Computer Freeze or Restart to a BSOD having “0xc0000034″ Error Message after Installing Service Pack 1 (SP1) on Windows 7 or Server 2008 R2

SYMPTOM:
Consider the following scenario:
  • You install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) on a computer.
  • You install some other updates before you restart the computer to complete the installation process. Or, the service pack is installed at the same time as other updates by using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
In this scenario, the computer may stop responding or restart. If the computer restarts, you receive an error message that resembles the following on a black screen:
0xC0000034
Note: If the computer stops responding and you restart the computer, you receive the same error message.
CAUSE:
This issue occurs because Windows tries to perform operations in the Primitive Operation Queue (POQ) two times during the service pack installation process. The second attempt to perform these operations fails (because the operations have already been performed). Therefore, Windows generates a "0xc0000034" error.
SOLUTION:
Microsoft has released an update to prevent the issue. You can download it using following link:
Download Link
Download Link (64-bit)

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