I had a user who set their background in Windows but lost the file. They asked if I could recover it. After doing some research I discovered the location of their wallpaper.
c:\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Windows Photo Viewer Wallpaper.jpg
If you are trying to locate the default Windows wallpapers they are located at
If you are having trouble connecting a Windows 7 machine to a Windows XP share try enabling Network security: LAN Manager authentication level - Send LM & NTLM responses.
- Open the run dialog and type gpedit.msc and press enter.
- Open Computer Configuration
- Open Windows Settings
- Open Security Settings
- Open Local Policies
- Open Security Options
- Find Network security: LAN Manager authentication level and change it to Send LM & NTLM responses
You are prompted to enter your credentials, even though the user account that you are using has sufficient permission to access this site.
For example, when you open a Microsoft Office file from a Microsoft Office SharePoint site by using 2007 Microsoft Office on a Windows 7-based client computer that has no proxy configured, you are prompted for authentication.
you have to create a registry entry. To do this, follow these steps:
- Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
- On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click Multi-String Value.
- Type AuthForwardServerList, and then press ENTER.
- On the Edit menu, click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type the URL of the server that hosts the Web share, and then click OK.Note You can also type a list of URLs in the Value data box. For more information, see the "Sample URL list" section in this article.
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Restart the WebDAV service.
- Open an elevated command prompt and type in net stop WebClient && net start WebClient
- Reconnect to your SharePoint site.
If you have a computer that is connected to a domain and is plugged into the domain network but doesn't have the domain profile active in the firewall settings of Windows 7 check to make sure you have your domain DNS server set as your primary DNS.
I had a client have an external DNS set for "faster internet" but it was causing errors on the machine because the PDC couldn't communicate with it correctly.
A client of mine was having the error 0x8004010F in Outlook 2010. I repaired the PST and it fixed 30 or so errors but I was still having the issue. I ended up creating a new Outlook profile using the following link...
After creating the new profile I could not open or export the previous PST. I realized she had checked the option Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP checked. Once I unchecked that Outlook 2010 could open & export the previous PST.
If Outlook 2010 is prompting for UAC everytime you open it check to make sure you don't have Run this program in compatibility mode for: or Run this program as an administrator checked.
I have Windows 7 x64 and a 1.5TB hard drive. Whenever my PC was resuming from standby I would get a BSOD. I initially thought it was a driver issue but I came across this KB article.
"You receive various Stop error messages in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 when you try to resume a computer that has a large SATA hard disk"