Tech support to resolve Common Problems with Windows® 7
With a new operating system like Windows 7, you can face several issues such as upgrade, installation, Aero feature enabling, failure to recognize certain hardware component like DVD drive and many more, but there are authentic solutions from recognized tech support providers, which can resolve the issues to give you a better computing experience with the latest OS.
If you want to sort out some basic problems on your Windows 7 equipped computer, then follow the solution provided. We have presented the action in an easy and user-friendly manner; follow them to streamline your computing experience with latest Windows 7 operating system.
Each step is accompanied by an indicative screenshot for the ease of mirroring the action.
Just relax! iYogi is here to help. All you need to do is follow the easy steps as outlined on this page and you can be able to resolve the tech issue on your own.
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Problem 1:-Â Upgrade Issue
Symptom: The Windows 7 upgrade program stops after covering 62 percent of the entire process.
You can rectify this problem with the below mentioned 8 easy steps:
STEP 1. Roll back to Windows Vista
Restart you computer to roll back to Windows Vista.
STEP 2. Explore Properties
Navigate as Start, Computer and finally to Properties.
STEP 3. Navigate Environment Variables
Highlight the Advanced tab under Properties Windows and select Environment Variables.
STEP 4. Enter “New” option
Click “New” beneath the System variables.
STEP 5.Enter desired plugins
Under the “Variable name field” type “MIG_UPGRADE_IGNORE_PLUGINS”
STEP 6. Enter Variable value
Under “Variable value field” type IphlpsvcMigPlugin.dll.
Close the dialog boxes.
STEP 8. Resume upgrade
Once again start the upgrade installation.
By above steps, we have explored the “Properties” Windows of your computer to change the Environment Variables under the Advanced Setting tab. We have entered the right variable name and corresponding value for it to avoid any upgrade issues for latest Windows 7.
Now your computer is ready for upgrade and to welcome the new operating system.
Don’t make any changes in the discussed variable name and value, if you are not so confident with this regime, call your tech support provider.
Problem 2:- DVD drive not found
Symptom: Your Windows 7 operating system is not able to recognize the DVD drive.
Follow the 7- steps to relocate your DVD drive in a quick and easy way.
STEP 1. Explore “Regedit” Windows
Click on the Start button followed by “regedit” in the Search Option and hit Enter key to open “Regedit” Windows.
STEP 2. Select Registry category
STEP 3. Delete UpperFilters and LowerFilters
Navigate to the right panel and delete both UpperFilters and LowerFilters. If the problem is resolved then well, else go ahead with STEP 4.
STEP 4. Open Disk Management
Click Start, type Disk Management and choose the "Create and format hard disk partitions" link.
STEP 5. Navigate “Change Drive Letter and Paths”
Right click on the optical drive icon and select “Change Drive Letter and Paths”.
STEP 6. Choose a new letter
Navigate to Change option and choose a new letter.
Restart your computer and the DVD drive should appear.
We have explored the Regedit Windows of your computer in order to get access to option “Change Drive Letter and Paths” to make essential changes in the name of the Drive letter.
Now the DVD drive has been recognized by the operating system of your computer.
Windows Registry is a sensitive area of your computer, so avoid any hassle, if you are not proficient in computer field.
Problem 3:- Aero not working
Symptom: Your Desktop Windows may be dull in appearance.
Get back the complete Aero feature in an easy and effective way with the following 6-steps resolution.
STEP 1. Explore Aero troubleshooting panel
Navigate to the Start button and in the search option type “Find and fix problems with transparency and other visual effects" link.
STEP 2. Navigate Aero troubleshooting wizard
Click on Next and you will come to “ Aero troubleshooting wizard”, which perform an auto troubleshooting to rectify the issue, but if it fails then follow the next step.
STEP 3. Enable from Registry
Aero feature may be in disabled state from the Windows Registry as well, to enable it launch “regedit” Windows from the Windows Search option.
STEP 4. Choose the right category
Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM.
STEP 5. Define correct Aero value
Reassure that value of “EnableAeroPeek” is set to 1, rather than 0, but if you don’t get any result then follow the next step.
STEP 6. Install latest driver
Install the latest driver for your graphics hardware from the manufacturer’s website.
In the first attempt we have accessed the Aero troubleshooting wizard to perform the task in an automatic manner. Next, we have entered into the Registry setting of Windows 7. Here, we have made desired changes to enable the feature. At the end if the earlier two modes fails to recover the Aero feature, we have installed latest driver for your graphic card.
Now, your computer displays a complete Aero feature.
You must download and install a compatible driver for your graphic card else you may not get effectual result on your computer.
Hopefully the above steps discussed for the resolution for different issues related with upgrade, recognition of DVD drive and Aero feature would be helpful for you. However, if you still have any issue while implementing the steps or related to any other problems on your Windows 7 equipped computer, then call iYogi. We are available anytime and anywhere with our iYogi certified technicians.