Category / Windows 7

  • I was trying to install the Debugging Tools for Windows from the Windows SDK for Windows 7 in order to analyze a memory dump from a user’s laptop that was experiencing BSODs when I ran into this error.  If your installation fails click the View Log button and down near the bottom of the log […]

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  • You get the message “Windows Update cannot check for updates, because the service is not running.” even though the service is indeed running. Restarting the service doesn’t fix anything. I found this fix online; it worked for me, and seems to have worked for other people as well. This worked in Windows 7. Open up […]

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  • Sometimes if an anti-virus product doesn’t uninstall properly Windows and the Windows Security Center will report that the anti-virus software is still on the machine.  This can cause issues when you try to install a different anti-virus product, or in my case if you’re using a remote management and monitoring product such as N-able’s N-central […]

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  • I had a computer running Windows 7 that had an odd issue with the DNS would randomly resolve and then other times it wouldn’t.  I wasn’t using a local DNS server, it was the ISP’s and the DNS would resolve perfectly fine on other computers.  It took me a bit to figure out that this […]

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