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Need help with W7

By learninmypc
Dec 27, 2012
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    I'll clear it, thank you
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    Here is what it shows now.
    dxdiag.jpg
     
  3. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 903   +39

    Dxdiag.exe is what you want to run.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    What does running dxdiag.exe tell you?

    Edit:
    Have you chosen to turn Windows Aero off?
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,516   +336

    NEVER place application data in the \Program Files area.
    First, you would have to change the permissions to make that work, but in doing so, would also make it easier for a virus
    to succeed.

    • Rule 1: user data always goes into the user area %userprofile% which is in the \user\{yourLoginId}
    • Rule 2: only applications install into \Program files or \Program files (x86)
    • Rule3: only the system stores or modifies \Windows\*
    • Rule4: ALWAY login to a UAC account
    • You will be much happier and all those zeros and ones on your disk will thank you.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    I copy/pasted dxdiag.exe in the search program files area & the above screen shot is what showed up.
    I don't know if Windows Aero is off or on.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    Ok, thanks.
     
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    Thats only searching for the dxdiag.exe. Click on dxdiag.exe and run the program for a report of directx functionality.

    If Windows Aero was turned on your window borders would be translucent. I can tell by your screenshot that Windows Aero is not enabled. I was wondering if you had chosen to disable Aero for some reason.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    Thanks for explaining that. I was wondering why my FF wasn't like other W7 pc's I've seen.
    When you say Click on dxdiag.exe and run program, where do I go to do such
    Is this what you're looking for?
    dxdiag.exe results.jpg
     
  11. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 903   +39

    Click on the display tab and see the notes section at the bottom, if there are problems, it should report those there. I've never encounter errors w/ either mine or my parents' computer so I don't know how specific those error messages will be.
     
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    Ok, I think this is the good news
    dxdiag results.jpg
     
  13. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    I just tried to use google earth again & got a similiar pop up like in post #23. I was only able to get a glimpse of it before it vanished.
    I'm really angry at myself for screwing it up when I tried to change the font. If I knew what I did, I'd reverse it.:mad:
     
  14. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 903   +39

    Do you have these on your computer? You can check by going to Control Panel > Programs & Features. Not definite, but if you're missing something then maybe try downloading it from MS and see whether that fixes your problem.

    Clipboard01.png
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    I do believe I have them .
    MS Updates.jpg
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    I'm now beginning to think Secunia PSI aint as good as its thought to be. In post #24, it shows 5 updates & VLC. It now shows JUST VLC as being in need of updating. Could it of updated them by its self?
    "Edit"Secunia now shows me as 100% updated.
     
  17. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 903   +39

    Don't know about Secunia PSI, never used 3rd party updater program before. Just rely on each program's own updater.
     
  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    Rabbit01, sounds like a good idea to me. I had it on my XP but it was too slow. Think I'll dump it. Thanks.
     
  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

  20. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,406   +1,592

    Is that the way you typed it out because the image says 130101 not 131101?

    "C:\Users\THOMAS~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Google_Earth_7.0.2.8415_130101-143810_1.dmp"
     
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    The image is correct. Thank you for correcting it. Had a looong sober day yesterday.
     
  22. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 903   +39

    Don't know how big the dmp file is, but if it's small, maybe attach that to your post and hopefully someone can decipher and let you know what the problem is.
     
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    Rabbot01, as I said in that post #44, the path don't exist. I've tried following it. IF I leave out "THOMAS~1", then go from AppData it still only goes to "Local & nothing after than.:confused:
     
  24. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 903   +39

    Oh, I see it now, I missed it. So just to confirm, "show hidden files, folders, and drives" is selected in Folder Options?
     
  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,450   +242

    Ya got me. I will have to undo that. my bad. Hope I remember how to.
    Got this
    Windows can't open.jpg
     


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