#StackBounty: #windows-7 #wireless-networking How to stop network profile from coming back after deletion in Windows 7?

Bounty: 50

I am trying to change the password for a wifi network connection on Windows 7. But the old password keeps coming back. So I’d like to simply delete the old connection (“my-network”) and just create a new one.

Here’s what I tried:

  1. Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Networks > Click the network, then click Delete.

    Reboot the computer, and “my-network” is back in the control panel.

  2. Open regedit search for “my-network” in all keys, values and data, and delete all keys that contain the value.

    Reboot the computer, and “my-network” is back in the control panel.

  3. Open cmd as Administrator, then netsh wlan delete profile name=my-network as per this answer: How can I clear out all old Wi-fi settings on Windows 7?

    Reboot the computer, and the network is back when I type netsh wlan show profiles

How can I remove this network (profile?) for good?


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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #ssh #crash #putty #ssh-tunnel PuTTY crashes on exit and requires computer reboot

Bounty: 100

PuTTY crashes when the program tries to exit. When it crashes, the window will freeze and will not close no matter what. Force close will not work, the task manager will not work. pskill from pstools (using administrator command prompt) has no effect– it says the process has been killed, but it remains. Nothing will make the window go away except for a computer reboot.

This has been happening for a few weeks, possibly caused by a recent Windows update, but that’s just a guess. It doesn’t happen every time, but maybe 50% of the time. It crashes whether it is a manual exit invoked by typing “exit” or “logout”, or when it exits itself because the computer has gone to sleep.

It only happens when I use port tunneling. I always have several PuTTY windows open, and the only one that crashes is the one with a port tunnel open.

Before the most recent crash, I opened the PuTTY log to see what it said. The final line was “Server sent command exit status 0”, which seems normal.

server exit status 0

Here is a screenshot of my port tunnelling settings, in case that’s relevant:

port tunnel D9090

Here is the Windows error box, which identifies the type of error as “AppHangB1”:

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Google has given me zero results. Searches for this type of crash have told me that it’s often caused by a buggy driver, so that’s one possible avenue, if anyone knows what I should try to update/roll back.

I updated PuTTY to the most recent version to no effect. I have not tried updating the remote computer (which I control) or my router, but I’d hope that neither of them are related to this kind of crash, which seems related to Windows itself.

Windows 7


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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #vmware #truecrypt #disk-image #veracrypt kpartx-like tool for Windows?

Bounty: 100

I am trying to mount an encrypted (TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt) volume from inside a .vmdk file (VMware disk). Is there any tool in Windows (7 through 10) or a third-party tool that’d let me attach the disk in order for the Volume Manager to discover the volumes on it, such that TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt subsequently show these volumes for selection?

Please note that I’m aware of the ability to mount volumes from inside a .vmdk file. But this is not what I am asking. Because the mounting has to be done by TrueCrypt/VeraCrypt I need to be able for these programs to “see” the volume. So the .vmdk should be made available in a similar fashion to how any partitioned physical disk would be made available to a Windows system.


Of course I am referring to the kpartx -a ... functionality.


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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #clipboard #utility Clipboard Manager for Windows that allows one paste of all items in one fell swoop

Bounty: 100

I need a feature I haven’t been able to figure out in my existing clipboard manager, Arsclip: I’d like to be able to paste all the existing entries in the clipboard list with just one or two clicks or a keyboard shortcut.

I would prefer a free tool but for the right tool I could make a reasonable payment.

Should be able to copy text from any area on the computer, into a web form’s input box, or into a text file, or Word 2010.

Update: I just found https://superuser.com/a/1011616/433830. I would like to be able to set ONE hot key to paste everything at once, without needing to perform multiple steps.


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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #citrix #thin-client #microcontroller Allowing a microcontroller device to connect to a Citrix XenDesktop inst…

Bounty: 50

What we’re trying to achieve

We wish to connect a microcontroller, Adafruit Circuit Playground Express (CPX), to the USB ports of the thin client and stream data to the virtual machine environment to be read by an application and sent to a server for data collection. This is to be done on all computers in our office.

The environment

System Architectural Diagram

Current Environment:

  • Dell Wyse 5060 series running ThinOS

  • Citrix XenDesktop: Windows 7

Future Environment:

  • Dell Wyse 5060 series running ThinOS
  • Citrix XenDesktop: Windows 10

A solution on the current environment would be preferable, although if that’s not possible and a Windows 10 solution is, we’d love to hear it.

The Adafruit CPX is running CircuitPython, and the app we want to connect to is built using Electron.

The kind of information we want to send is a (pseudo) live stream of sensor information picked up by the CPX, as well as occasional instructive messages from the Electron App to the CPX.

The problem

When plugging the CPX into the thin client, Windows 7 doesn’t register it as connected. Logging into the actual ThinOS however does register the device as connected (VID/PID and name), leading us to believe that the connection isn’t passing through into the XenDesktop instance. It also seems to be device specific, as regular storage USBs connect fine.

What we’ve tried already

We tried plugging in some other microcontroller devices with different infrastructures, to see if they would connect – and they did, so it seems to be infrastructure specific. The devices we tried are below.

Successful Win7 COM Port Connection

  • Arduino Nano (FTDI Drivers) – ESP32 – (CP2102 USB to UART driver)
  • ATtiny85 – Unanticipated Connection Type (“Other Devices”, expected COM Port)

  • Arduino Leonardo

No Win7 Connection, ThinOS Successful:

  • Adafruit Feather M0
  • Adafruit Circuit Playground Express

All the devices were 10 bit other than the Adafruit microcontrollers, which were 32 bit.

We added a USB device redirection policy for the devices on the Citrix side, but it didn’t appear to change anything.

The thinOS is able to see the VendorID (VID) and ProductID (PID) of all devices we connect and appears to pass them through. With the policies enabled all devices connect, but require drivers installed on the Windows 7 (Citrix). The non-adafruit devices appear in device manager as connected to a COM port. For the 10 bit devices standard drivers are installed and they appear on the COM port and in the arduino IDE.

For the 32 bit devices (CPX and feather) the manufacturer drivers are installed (as required for Windows 7 only) but do not show the devices.
We then also tried connecting these devices to a different endpoint – a Windows 10 laptop, and none of them had a successful connection.

It appears to be a driver issue, however we’ve installed the correct drivers and included the USB device redirection policy.

Any suggestions would be really appreciated!


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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #ubuntu #boot #external-hard-drive #grub How to get rid of grub boot loader from external HDD

Bounty: 50

For a while, I tried Linux Ubuntu as my OS. Like any OS, Linux has its drawbacks, some of which are a big issue for me. So I went back to Windows 7.

To prevent modifications to my system while I was trialling it, I installed Ubuntu on an external HDD. I was using this drive as a portable work-space, so on it I also installed GIMP, Aseprite, Audacity, PixiTracker, SunVox, the GoDot game engine and some video games, all bound together by the PortableApps.com platform.

When I removed Ubuntu from the drive, I performed many steps, including a full re-format. But now, when I try to start my computer with the drive plugged in to a USB port, I get this

error unknown filesystem entering rescue mode

Looking into the drive, I only found one partition, which is neither system nor boot. So there is no trace left behind on it, but Grub somehow remembers the previous installation.

Does anyone know how to get rid of it? I read recommendations to use a tool to replace Grub with the Windows boot loader, but I don’t want to have any boot loader on my external HDD.


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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #windows-10 #wireless-networking #virtualization #vmware How can I create a virtual wireless network adapter f…

Bounty: 50

I need to do a few tests on wireless adapter management via group policy. The most convenient way to do this is via a virtual environment hosted on my workstation, and for most scenarios there are no additional hurdles to doing this.

Unfortunately, the host does not have a wifi card and I am having serious issues finding Windows 7+* or VMWare Workstation 14 features that support creating a virtual wireless card, or even just starting up a network connection with no backing hardware.

*If functionality has been introduced in Windows 10 for this, a test in this OS would also be valid.

All I need to do is ensure the group policy configuration is applying the right settings – testing on physical devices comes later, ideally when we have some confidence they will at least be getting the configuration we expect, even if that turns out to not work.

So even showing an adapter that was classed as ‘disconnected’ would suffice for my purposes, as I would be able to check the adapter properties & ensure the wireless network preferences and security settings defined have applied as expected.

Are there any Windows 7+ commands, third party programs, or alternative hypervisors that are are capable of either:

  • Creating a (disconnected, but present) wireless adapter entry in the network connections list with no further functionality? (i.e. it will always show as disconnected and no data can be sent on it, but you can check that configurations affecting wireless networks have been properly applied to it.)
  • Even better, in terms of potential future utility, creating a ‘host-only’ ‘wireless’ network capable of simulating various things like signal strength, multiple imaginary access points and EAP-TLS connection negotiation?

Things I’ve tried:

  • Manually adding a wireless network card with device manager (The machine detects it has no backing hardware, so it doesn’t even show a new wireless connection in the control panel -> network connections adapter list, despite the wifi adapter being an installed (malfunctioning) device driver-wise.)
  • Creating a hosted network with netsh wlan set hostednetwork (Hosted network is created, but when you try to start it, it will detect there is no compatible hardware and refuse to start.)
  • Checking VMWare workstation options (additional virtual cards can be created, but they are always seen as wired networks.)


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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #ping #time #ntp What is Windows's time server synchronisation precision? (and does it compensate the ping…

Bounty: 50

For the project described in Application of this question I need the best time clock precision possible, and one solution is to have a precise synchronisation of the computer’s real time clock.

  1. What is the documented precision of doing a synchro with Windows 7’s Adjust date/time > Internet time > Change settings > Update now…?

  2. More specifically, does it compensate the time server’s ping?

    Example:

    • the time server sends a packet to say it’s precisely 12:00:00.000
    • let’s say the average ping from my computer to the time server is 93ms (average ping calculated during, say, the last minute)
    • the packet from time server will reach my computer at 12:00:00.093, right?
    • then Windows should set the time to 12:00:00.093 and not 12:00:00.000, right?
  3. If not, is there a Windows software that can do such a real-time clock synchro with ping compensation or other kind of improved precision?



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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #ping #time #ntp What is Windows's time server synchronisation precision? (and does it compensate the ping…

Bounty: 50

For the project described in Application of this question I need the best time clock precision possible, and one solution is to have a precise synchronisation of the computer’s real time clock.

  1. What is the documented precision of doing a synchro with Windows 7’s Adjust date/time > Internet time > Change settings > Update now…?

  2. More specifically, does it compensate the time server’s ping?

    Example:

    • the time server sends a packet to say it’s precisely 12:00:00.000
    • let’s say the average ping from my computer to the time server is 93ms (average ping calculated during, say, the last minute)
    • the packet from time server will reach my computer at 12:00:00.093, right?
    • then Windows should set the time to 12:00:00.093 and not 12:00:00.000, right?
  3. If not, is there a Windows software that can do such a real-time clock synchro with ping compensation or other kind of improved precision?



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#StackBounty: #windows-7 #ping #time #ntp What is Windows's time server synchronisation precision? (and does it compensate the ping…

Bounty: 50

For the project described in Application of this question I need the best time clock precision possible, and one solution is to have a precise synchronisation of the computer’s real time clock.

  1. What is the documented precision of doing a synchro with Windows 7’s Adjust date/time > Internet time > Change settings > Update now…?

  2. More specifically, does it compensate the time server’s ping?

    Example:

    • the time server sends a packet to say it’s precisely 12:00:00.000
    • let’s say the average ping from my computer to the time server is 93ms (average ping calculated during, say, the last minute)
    • the packet from time server will reach my computer at 12:00:00.093, right?
    • then Windows should set the time to 12:00:00.093 and not 12:00:00.000, right?
  3. If not, is there a Windows software that can do such a real-time clock synchro with ping compensation or other kind of improved precision?



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