Windows 7 Post Installation Must Do’s

I know Windows 10 has been out for quite some time now but my end users still prefer Windows 7.  So with that said, I’m still needing to create images for future use.    So when I have a fresh install, there are two issues I must address before I can move forward with the […]
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Proxy settings are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 on Windows 7 Machine

Problem:  The proxy settings in Internet Explorer are set to 127.0.0.1:5050 and when I uncheck it, the settings eventually come back.  The symptoms that made me check the proxy settings were the following: –  Within Chrome I was getting certificate errors on normally trusted website like google and Facebook. –  I was unable to get […]
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Internet Explorer 10: Suspicious activity might have been detected popup with a number to call

Problem:  Had a client that had their IE session hijacked by some program.   The session was stuck on a page saying “IE Warning” and a pop up with the following error: “ IE – Alert   Suspicious Activity Might Have been Detected.   Browser: IE 10.0   OS: Windows   To fix this please […]
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Java won’t load in web application in any browser

Problem:  Operating system:  Windows 7 Professional 64bit.  Client’s accounting program is java based and when accessing the web application, java wouldn’t load.  Tried Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer without success.   I went to the “verify java” page and it wouldn’t load on any of the browsers so I knew that this wasn’t specific to […]
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Pandora will not advance to the next song

Problem: I start a session within Pandora, the first song plays just fine but will not move onto the next.  This happened with all browsers and wasn’t a problem on other workstations so I knew that this wasn’t a network/firewall issue as suggested.  I also tried resetting the browser settings without any luck. Solution: As a […]
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