Sticking with Windows 7? Make sure you do these 5 things first

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Jun 222016
 

Windows 7 was released back in 2009. That’s seven years ago, and a lot has changed in the tech world since then. Even so, Windows 7 remains the most popular desktop operating system on the planet. This in spite of Microsoft’s insistence that users upgrade to Windows 10.

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[SOLUTION] iPhone not being recognized by Windows 7 – Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)

 Posted by on 2013-01-27 at 02:01  Technology  Comments Off on [SOLUTION] iPhone not being recognized by Windows 7 – Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Jan 272013
 

Earlier I was attempting to sync the photos from my Apple iPhone 5 to my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. This had worked many times before, but now it wasn’t. iTunes sync worked fine, but my iPhone wasn’t being recognized by Picasa or Windows Explorer. This had me concerned, and I assume that it may be related to some testing of a Kaspersky AV package I was doing the previous day for work. Regardless, I was doing my research and checked the Windows 7 device manager, and found the iPhone device with an error reading:

"Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)"

I was able to resolve the above error by following the procedure listed below. Please exercise caution when editing the registry. I am not responsible for any problems you cause your system.

  1. Open Regedit (start, run, regedit)
  2. Navigate to the following: hkeylocalmachinesystemcurrent control setcontrolclass
  3. Locate {EEC5AD98-8080-425F-922A-DABF3DE3F69A}
  4. Within that key, on the right hand side locate "UpperFilters" and right click on it, then select delete
  5. Close regedit, then reboot your computer

When the system comes back up, be sure that your iPhone is connected, hopefully it will now work. I also, to be thorough, had uninstalled the drivers for the iPhone from device manager previous to rebooting after the regedit. This step may or may not be necessary.

May 092010
 

I recently started using Windows 7 (as a Parallels Virtual Machine on my new MacBook Pro) and wanted to move my iTunes database (including my Library and Settings) from my old XP laptop to Windows 7 so I can sync my iPhone and not lose any of my information. Regardless of my less than standard setup, this article will explain how to move your iTunes from Windows XP to Windows 7, while preserving all of your media and settings, including iPhone information.

Overall this process is relatively simple. I would highly suggest having an external USB Hard Drive to perform the transfer with. If you do not have an external USB Hard Drive, you can certainly transfer the files over the network if you are capable of doing such.

First you will need to backup/copy the following folders from your XP computer to your external hard drive:

a. C:Documents and SettingsusernameApplication DataApple ComputeriTunes

b. C:Documents and SettingsusernameLocal SettingsApplication DataApple ComputeriTunes

c. C:Documents and SettingsusernameMy DocumentsMy MusiciTunes

Once you have copied these folders from your XP machine to your external drive, connect the drive to your Windows 7 system. Be sure to have iTunes installed on your Windows 7 system.

Copy the folders from above, to the following directories on your Windows 7 computer:

a. Copy the folder in a. above and paste to C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingApple ComputeriTunes

b. Copy the folder in b. above and paste to C:UsersusernameAppDataLocalApple ComputeriTunes

c. Copy the folder in c. above and paste to C:UsersusernameMusiciTunes

Once you’ve completed the above steps, launch iTunes on your Windows 7 computer and make sure that your Library and other settings are intact. If everything looks good, you can then connect your iPod or iPhone to sync to your new Windows 7 system.

Good luck!