Windows 7

Remote Desktop mstsc.exe slow will not start windows 7

Had a painful problem today with the mstsc.exe application in Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate today. An otherwise happy install suddenly failing to start, or if is started it would be very slow. Once started, it would not close from the task manager, even if I killed the process with the end process. Initially I suspected that it was possibly a virus etc. However I found that there are a lot of people on the net with this exact problem. I then set about a solution, and figured on out myself, that involves replacing some of the files use by the MSTSC.EXE application. Basically there are 4 files that I replaced with the same version from another computer that was functional and healthy. They are: c:\windows\system32\ MSTSCAX.dll MSTSC.exe c:\windows\system32\EN-US\ MSTSCAX.dll.mui MSTSC.exe.mui I would create a .zip copy for download except I fear giving out some stored connection settings in the… Read More »Remote Desktop mstsc.exe slow will not start windows 7

Solution to – Windows 7 Slows with Thumbnail Previews of Images

Windows 7 Slow to Thumbnail Preview – Solution We have found for the problem that we have experienced significantly with Windows 7. The problem is found when viewing in Thumbnail Preview a directory with a lot of image files in it. Like you would a directory of icon images used in a graphic design company, or even a general user with a lot of images in your folder. What happens is that the system stalls and chokes while a green progress bar slides from left to right taking anything up to 40 seconds to complete. While the thumbnails are not displayed, but the default icon is in place while the computer has a good old think about that it will do next. Strangely enough, this was something that worked well on the Microsoft Windows India (AKA Vista). Some how the US boys broke the thing when they took the code… Read More »Solution to – Windows 7 Slows with Thumbnail Previews of Images