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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Restoring Windows 7 Default .zip File Handling

Windows 7 has built-in capability to handle compressed files.  WinZip and WinRAR both change this and don’t fix it on uninstall.  From MSDN, do the following to restore function:

open elevated command window and enter “cmd /c assoc .zip=CompressedFolder

Wrong Network Icon

Had a laptop today displaying the “no network” icon, the boxy one with the red x, while quite definitely connected wirelessly.  I looked around a bit and found Nithyananda’s here on Microsoft Answers.

Here is the post:


To resolve this problem, you must scan and repair the WMI Repository Database on the computer. To do this, follow these steps:

Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this image, type cmd in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type the following commands. Pressing ENTER after each command line:

winmgmt /verifyrepository
winmgmt /salvagerepository
Restart the computer.

For more information on this you may visit the Microsoft link.

Windows Vista Security Center does not detect that Windows Live OneCare is installed and active

Ignore the title of the link as it is applicable for Windows 7

Thanks and Regards:
I. Suuresh Kumar- Microsoft Support.
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This worked quite nicely to correct the display.