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windows 7 and vista limit the number of files to select and print or open to 15. Need a work around to increase this limit.

Under windows 7 (and Vista) when selecting more than 15 files in explorer, the "Print" and "Open" selections under the "File" menu disappear.  This is very inconvenient becuase I work with a lot of text files and selecting them 15 at a time is cumbersome and error prone.  I need a work around to bump up this limitation to about 60.  I never had any problems doing it under XP or prior editions of windows.  I have a fast computer with lots or memory but windows 7 won't let me use it - It's like buying a ferrari and the dealer slaps a pad lock on the accelerator and says "...here you go son... it's for your own safety!!!!"  This is very frustrating. 

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Maybe, it's a limitation of the program that you use to open the files. I am using Windows Live Photo Gallery and even if I select more than 500 files at once, the Open and Print commands can be used.

By the way: the seating capacity of a Ferrari is quite limited. ;-)
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I have a fast computer with lots or memory but windows 7 won't let me use it - It's like buying a ferrari and the dealer slaps a pad lock on the accelerator and says "...here you go son... it's for your own safety!!!!"  This is very frustrating. 


Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7.

Version Limit in 32-bit  Limit in 64-bit Windows
Windows 7 Ultimate

4 GB

  192 GB

Windows 7 Enterprise

4 GB

  192 GB

Windows 7 Professional

4 GB

  192 GB

Windows 7 Home Premium

4 GB

  16 GB

Windows 7 Home Basic

4 GB

  8 GB

Windows 7 Starter

2 GB

  2 GB


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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022295/

 

The following registry value may be modified to choose the number of files that may be selected while maintaining the context menu options.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Name : MultipleInvokePromptMinimum
Type : DWORD
Range: 1 - 16 (decimal)
Default : 15 (decimal)

A value of 16 is interpreted as "unlimited".

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I have a fast computer with lots or memory but windows 7 won't let me use it - It's like buying a ferrari and the dealer slaps a pad lock on the accelerator and says "...here you go son... it's for your own safety!!!!"  This is very frustrating. 


Physical Memory Limits: Windows 7

The following table specifies the limits on physical memory for Windows 7.

Version Limit in 32-bit  Limit in 64-bit Windows
Windows 7 Ultimate

4 GB

  192 GB

Windows 7 Enterprise

4 GB

  192 GB

Windows 7 Professional

4 GB

  192 GB

Windows 7 Home Premium

4 GB

  16 GB

Windows 7 Home Basic

4 GB

  8 GB

Windows 7 Starter

2 GB

  2 GB


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Maybe, it's a limitation of the program that you use to open the files. I am using Windows Live Photo Gallery and even if I select more than 500 files at once, the Open and Print commands can be used.

By the way: the seating capacity of a Ferrari is quite limited. ;-)
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Under windows 7 (and Vista) when selecting more than 15 files in explorer, the "Print" and "Open" selections under the "File" menu disappear.  This is very inconvenient becuase I work with a lot of text files and selecting them 15 at a time is cumbersome and error prone.  I need a work around to bump up this limitation to about 60.  I never had any problems doing it under XP or prior editions of windows.  I have a fast computer with lots or memory but windows 7 won't let me use it - It's like buying a ferrari and the dealer slaps a pad lock on the accelerator and says "...here you go son... it's for your own safety!!!!"  This is very frustrating. 


Hello Steven,

      I am wondering if you have found a solution to the print limits/restrictions of windows 7 as of yet. I have a user who needs to print 30 files and also need this fix.

Thanx.
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Yes, I need to know this too. A 15 file limit is crippling.

Thanks,

Dan
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Under windows 7 (and Vista) when selecting more than 15 files in explorer, the "Print" and "Open" selections under the "File" menu disappear.  This is very inconvenient becuase I work with a lot of text files and selecting them 15 at a time is cumbersome and error prone.  I need a work around to bump up this limitation to about 60.  I never had any problems doing it under XP or prior editions of windows.  I have a fast computer with lots or memory but windows 7 won't let me use it - It's like buying a ferrari and the dealer slaps a pad lock on the accelerator and says "...here you go son... it's for your own safety!!!!"  This is very frustrating. 


I am having a difficult time with this limitation as well.  I would also like to know if we can open multiple files in multiple applications from the Explorer, as was possible in XP.
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I don't know why Lisa has marked this as answered.

As far as I see Microsoft has blocked me from multi-tasking, and it has nothing to do with lack of memory. Currently I want to print 31 files Word files, with Windows XP and any version before I would just select all the files and click Print. Each would open and print.

Now with 7, I am limited to 15 files at once. This is crazy, I have 4GB of RAM and I cannot do what I could under Windows XP and 128MB RAM. Where is the sense in this. Microsoft please put this onto your to-do list for SP1 of Windows 7.

Renjith, are you saying that if I install the 64-bit version this limitation is removed? I don't believe it has anything to do with memory, as example above shows if Windows XP could do it on less memory and CPU, why can't 7.

I have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on Intel Core2 with 4GB of RAM.
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To get your suggestion to the right people at Microsoft, please click the Give us your feedback. Help improve Windows 7 link under Announcements at the top of the main forum page, or go to the Give Us Feedback for Windows 7 page.
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I have the same problem and I know it's a limitation of Windows 7, in Explorer I can select as few as four MS Word Documents and just one MS Excel file and the print option on the menu bar disappears as does the print option from the right click pop up menu.

If I select MS Word documents only I can select up to fifteen MS Word Documents before the Printing option disappears. I know this has nothing to do with memory, it's a "feature" of Windows 7. In XP you would get a warning if you had selected too many documents, looks like the people in Microsoft decided to reduce the number of warning messages freaking out new comers by putting in a limit. Well done Microsoft, when will you be removing the limit? 

 

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To get your suggestion to the right people at Microsoft, please click the Give us your feedback. Help improve Windows 7 link under Announcements at the top of the main forum page, or go to the Give Us Feedback for Windows 7 page.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2022295/

 

The following registry value may be modified to choose the number of files that may be selected while maintaining the context menu options.

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
Name : MultipleInvokePromptMinimum
Type : DWORD
Range: 1 - 16 (decimal)
Default : 15 (decimal)

A value of 16 is interpreted as "unlimited".

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