I’ve had my new computer and Windows 7 for about a month now. I’ve run into some software problems that other more-experienced users might be able to enlighten me about.
The main one I’ve noticed is a problem with activating or registering 3rd party software. Most notably, PDF Plus from Docucom and Adobe Photoshop Elements.
I’ve tried turning off my anti-virus and firewall and that didn’t help.
In the case of PDF Plus, they say the grayed-out activation button would mean that I’m in Terminal Server, Citrix, or Remote Desktop environment. I don’t know what any of that means. Is there something going on with Windows 7 where that type of thing is ON by default? The only solution DocuCom is offering is for me to pay $61 USD to upgrade to a different program.
In the case of Adobe Photoshop Elements, no matter how many times I register and it says ‘Thank-you’ back, it keeps giving me the same annoying pop-up screen asking me to do it again.
Also, my internet connection takes about 15 minutes every time I turn my computer on. It’s nice that the system boots up in 30 seconds but waiting 15 minutes to use Skype, my only telephone service these days, makes it an incredible PITA.
Does any of this ring a bell for anyone who could tell me what’s hanging things up and what I might tweak or uninstall?