windows 7

Cannot drag and drop in Windows 7

Every once in a while when I'll try to drag and drop something like an email in my Outlook Inbox to a sub-folder, or drag and drop files in my GUI FTP program and it just won't work.

My fix was just to hit the Escape key on my keyboard a few time. Poof! I can now drag and drop again.

If this doesn't work for you, make sure that one of the special keys like Alt or Ctrl aren't stuck.

Drag and drop away.

Aero in Windows 7 on a Dell D610 with an ATI Mobility Radeon X300

I use an old Dell Latitude D610 for Windows 7 testing. I still want the Aero interface and the Dell Support web site doesn't have any Windows 7 drivers, let alone Windows Vista drivers.

After some Google'ing and trial and error I have been able to get the Aero interface running in Windows 7 on my D610.

The Dell package that will install the proper driver is R153383.EXE. The package installs the ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 driver (as displayed in the Device Manager). It shows version 8.360.0.0 and is dated 3/14/2007

Windows 7 and Symantec Endpoint Protection - Possibly Deleting Media Center DLLs

I logged in to my Windows 7 workstation this morning and there was a Symantec Endpoint Protection notification about a "Security Risk Found." There were 4 total notifications and it appears that SEP deleted encdec.dll from the winsxs directory and from the system32 directory.

Here is the text of the notifications SEP provided:

Scan type: Auto-Protect Scan
Event: Risk Found!
Security risk detected: Packed.Generic.271
File: C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-tvencdec_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_e04e6c93efba3643\EncDec.dll

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