How do I set Pkzip as a default program for Windows 7? 

by on May 1, 2013

Q: How do I set Pkzip (8.1) as a default program in Windows 7 Professional?


How come I am getting a message that I need to update a driver while upgrading to Windows 7 even though I already updated the driver? 

by on May 1, 2013

Q: I’m trying to upgrade to Window 7. I ran the Win 7 upgrade advisor and it told me I could upgrade. When I started to install it told me I needed to update the driver for Storage controllers: ADY6E7E4 IDE Controller. So I went to Dell and downloaded and installed the driver but I got the same message that I needed to update that driver. I’m guess it has to do with the things that uses IDE cables. The only things I have that uses IDE is my floppy disc drive which I don’t use so I don’t really care about and my I/O board which is where my start button is located. I know if I disconnect it my PC won’t start so I’m just worried that if I upgrade and it doesn’t work properly my PC won’t turn on. If I go ahead with the install. Could it keep me from starting my computer?


Do you need to format your hard drive to go from Windows Vista 32bit to Windows 7 64bit? 

by on April 22, 2013

Q: Do you have to format your hard drive to go to Windows 7 (64 bit) from Windows vista 32 bit?


How come my Sony VAIO running Windows 7 will not shutdown? 

by on April 22, 2013

Q: My Sony Vaio, model number VPCCW1PFX/U, running windows 7 home premium. I have read numerous different forums and tried everything they suggested; deleting any new programs, virus and malware scans, removing items from startup, and restarting in safe mode, and still my computer will not shutdown, hibernate, nor sleep. If left unattended or if I close the lid the screen will go dark but the hard drive continues to run, also if I try manual shut down the computer will only restart. This is driving me crazy, any help you could provide would be much appreciated. Thank you.


How do I fix an ActiveX runtime error 429 in Windows 7? 

by on April 15, 2013

Q: fix active x runtime error 429 in windows 7?


How do I get my Samsung laptop working again after it shutdown during the middle of a reinstall of Windows 7? 

by on April 13, 2013

Q: Hello,
I have a samsung series 7 chronos running on a windows 7 operating system. I had some issues with it so I restored it. However, instead of restoring it, I just re-installed windows 7 and the laptop shut down mid-install. Ever since then I’ve been getting this black screen that says BOOTMGR missing ctrl+alt+dlt to reboot. I’ve tried command prompt to use bootrec /Rebuild bcd etc… and all i get is these characters in Japanese/Chinese? please help as I do not want to take it to Best Buy, I really think it can be fixed by myself.
I also tried using the windows 7 dvd restoration disk with no success.


How can I go back to running Windows Vista after upgrading to Windows 7? 

by on April 9, 2013

Q: i installed a knockoff copy of windows 7 on my desktop that was running vista home premium. now it runs like shit. i tried putting my vista restore disk in, but it keeps saying non system disk error.. can anybody help?


How can I work remotely from airports? 

by on April 9, 2013

Q: I work remotely using my company’s laptop (Windows 7 Enterprise). I need to connect to the internet through a VPN.

I would like to be able to work at airports and hotels but the wireless services are not secure.

I can’t install anything on the PC, so I can’t use a AT&T USBConnect Momentum 4G.

Any suggestions?


How come Windows XP and Windows 7 say I have different amounts of Video RAM? 

by on April 3, 2013

Q: My system is dual booted with 7 and XP. For some reason… XP Says I have 128MB of Video RAM…but Windows 7 says I have 256MB. The original OS on my computer was Vista and it said I had 384MB. Is this normal or is there some way I can fix this? I tried setting it in the BIOS, but it made no difference in XP.


Do they make external hard drives that are compatible with Windows 7 and OS X? 

by on March 25, 2013

Q: hi there ! i am looking to get an external hard drive that i can use on both my windows seven pc ad my macbook pro osx 10.5.8 so my question is if i get a hardrive that is compatible with osx 10.6 will i be able to use it on my mac?