I have a Windows 7 64bit installation. It is not a normal Windows 7. It is Windows 7 N. Look at the N. When I installed a Movie Maker software and try to load it. There is an error said: MF.dll is missing.
It is a dll file. The software depends on it. I do not met this kind error before. So I search the error on Google. The answer is because of my N, the big N. It means it is not a regular Windows. I need a Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N. Media Feature Pack is part of normal Windows OS, but Windows N take it away for some reason, or for some country regulation.
Anyway, I find the official place to download Media Feature Pack for Windows 7 N with Service Pack 1.
After downloading the file, it is about 310MB. and installing it on my Windows 7 N. The system need to be reboot two times to complete the installation.
Then, Movie Maker is loaded without error. No more MF.dll missing error.
More information of it, you can check the article number KB968211 on support.microsoft.com
There is a Wind Storm in BC in two days. So many power outages in low mainland area. Even my house has about 10 minutes power outage. All unsaved documents are lost. I am also afraid that some Windows System files may be damaged.
This morning, the PC is turned on properly.
These red points stand for the power outage locations on BCHydro site.
Every time Windows 7 is started it asks you to select the username and enter the password to access your system, there is no doubt that it is a very important security measure, but what if you are the only user of your system? In windows 7, you can easily get rid of the login prompt window, go through the following steps to achieve it.
Go to Start and type netplwiz in the Start Search and hit Enter. The User Accounts dialogue box will be displayed as shown in following screenshot.
Now uncheck Users must a enter username and password to use this computer option and press OK. Thats all, now reboot your system and you will never see the login window any more.
I checked Event Viewer, and found the error below:
The CIR Receiver service failed to start due to the following error:
The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
It is a repeaded error. It happened when PC booting.
It looks like the hardware driver problem, which is a CIR Receiver. I googled it and found the Hauppauge Consumer Infrared Receiver. I remembered that I installed Haupauge WINTV-USB2-FM Analog NTSC TV Stick before, and it has a remoter controler with a USB receiver.