Category Archives: Windows

Disable HP solution update in Windows 7

Question: Thank you for your HP2840 tips. I have another question. I am frequently, exactly once a week, getting a UAC (User Account Control) dialog box that asks for permission to run hprbupdate.exe on Windows 7. This popup even made sometimes a full-screen game or Windows Media Center crashes. I always deny access for this popup since I don’t know if it’s safe. What is it and how to get rid of it? Continue reading Disable HP solution update in Windows 7

Forced “enable Aero” in Windows 7

Question: I have a laptop with Windows 7. I installed an old VISTA compatible program that uses Java RE. When I run it the video color mode is modified from Aero to Basic. I cannot change it back by the Desktop -> Personalize -> Windows Color menu. I know that Windows 7 has an Aero troubleshooting tool to find and fix such a problems with transparency and then enable and turn on the Aero support but this tool does not work. How to force Windows 7 to enable Aero again? Is there a way to disable Windows automatically “adjusting performance” by switching my color theme back to Basic? Continue reading Forced “enable Aero” in Windows 7

iPhone ad-hoc distribution in Windows 7

Question: As a programmer and avid beta tester I ran into an iPhone ad hoc distribution problem with my fresh Windows 7 installation. While unzipping an iPhone ad-hoc application file I get the “Windows Security Warning – Windows found that this file is potentially harmful…” message. Does Microsoft consider Apple harmful? How to distribute and install iPhone package for Windows 7 testers, and what do we have to do? Continue reading iPhone ad-hoc distribution in Windows 7

HP 2840 print and scan in Windows 7

Question: I bought an HP Color Laserjet 2840 for almost $900 last year while I was running Windows XP PRO on my PC. I have been printing and scanning via LAN connection. In January I purchased a brand new desktop with Windows 7. The original software doesn’t work. I’m now very concerned that HP has not developed a Windows 7 x32 or x64 driver and software solution for this expensive office hardware. Where can I find the HP Color LaserJet 2840 Software for my 32 bit Windows 7 to be able to scan and print?
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