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When I bought my new computer its' 64 bit, I transferred everything from my old 32 bit computer and

everything went fine, but my word 2003  will not load the Pleading Wizard.  It loads everything else in the
word program but the PLEADING WIZARD, it was working fine in windows 10 at 32 bits
Does anyone know how to get my 2003 32 bit program to work on my new 64 bit computer?
I have a dell inspiron model 3276 computer. If any one has a dell computer I have a question for them. I have two sound ports on the front of the computer and 3 at the top of the computer one of those in the back is a line in(?) can you tell me what the three on the back does and the two on the front as well.

In the past I have been able to copy music from my external cd player to the line in on the back of the tower.
For some reason this is not working, so if someone can give me information on my problem would appreciate it.
I got a new laptop with 8GB RAM, I usually use Ubuntu but decided to leave Windows on it. It runs extremely slowly and is constantly running out of memory. I never had this issue with my 2GB RAM laptop running Ubuntu. Initially it was constantly freezing up, so I followed this tutorial to speed up the performance:
click here just tells you to reduce the allocated memory to the Recommended number of megabytes:

Since then, I still have the same memory problem, but now instead of freezing, it warns me that I'm running out of memory:

When I check the task manager to see if theres something eating up the memory, I see nothing unusual:

It makes no sense at all. 8GB of RAM and I can barely use the laptop cuz it runs out of memory every 30 minutes. It also takes really long to restart. This is my second attempt at writing this post because the page froze. Sometimes the screen goes black and the only thing I can do is reboot the laptop.
When I get this warning, and things start freezing up, I've tried closing down various tasks through the task manager, but that doesn't unfreeze things. The only unusual thing I see in task manager is Chrome usually has about 20 processes in there. But that shouldn't be an issue if I've got 8GB of RAM. I can't work with this OS if its freezing all the time.
Is this a common problem? Is there a way to fix it? Anyone know what the possible cause of this might be?
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Due to age limited facilities I regularly post CAPS.. marvel at features now available for umpteen retro changes and languages but not it seems merely correction of this? so I understand.. If so? shows how limited technology actually is! AND who would not want updates by email?
yearly renewal coming up.. I KEEP thinking of items read and thought I willgive latest for instance.. I know I WILL PUT ON THAT LITTLE PROG SHOWING WHEN WINDOWS IS FULLY AVILABLE.. [oops sorry arthritic fingers and bi focal] NOW where is it I wonder.. I WOULD PAY EXTRA TO HAVE SUCH An index FACILITY AS I DO VALUE THE WRITEN oops word especially for instructions. thanks
I switched OS to Ubuntu for about a week, LoL didn't run well in Ubuntu so I reinstalled windows 8. When i open playback devices all I have is NVIDIA HDMI Output (port 0) and (port 1), both of which show unplugged and disabled. I have disabled and disconnected devices set to show, but those are all that show. I have reinstalled drivers, reinstalled windows, downloaded Realtek, enabled onboard audio in BIOS, but nothing has fixed the problem so far. When I boot into Ubuntu via USB, the audio works fine.
My fan is buzzing and there is no air coming outside so It is overheating (since may be like 3 months)I try to find a replacement to my fan but unfortunately didn't find one (in Egypt) so is there any chance to get one at any cost, As it is really important.I found y510 fan replacement (not y510p) so it will work or NOT ? And where can I get/order new y510p fan ??
Hi all!I have an older G580 laptop. It came with a B950 CPU and i wanted to upgrade the CPU.I studied the Hardware Maintenance manual for the supported CPU's.On page 101 it says (amongst others):Intel SNB I3-2350M 2.3G 3M J1 PGA Processor.I found one like that cheap and i bought it.I installed it succesfully, but it does not work correctly.Although it has 4 threads, any software or test only detects 2 cores, 2 threads. It seems that hyperthreading does not work.Laptop model is G580  model name 20157BIOS is the latest i could found, version 62CN97WWOthers reported the same problem and solved it by BIOS update, but i cannot find any newer BIOS than this one.Please help me.  
I had a problem with my yoga 700 11". The laptop freezes every so often (3-6 hours). At first I thought it's the drivers that need to be updated, then Windows 10 updates, then BIOS update.I tried all of that but the problem still persisted. I did the recovery reset but still the same... I created Linux system on USB flash drive and booted the laptop with it. Even under Linux the laptop was freezing.I contacted lenovo support team and they said the laptop needs to be repaired and they send me the return free postage vocher. I put my laptop in the original box and posted it as I was instructed (for some reason it was send to Germany). The company name that issued me with the postage slip was MEDION AG - A Lenovo CompanyAfter 13 days I got an email saying:"...After assessing your device, the repair center has deemed that a repair cannot be completed under the manufacturer?s warranty due the case of the device showing signs of inappropriate treatment. ..." There were two pdf documents attached to the email. one with the detailed photos of the damage ( see photo attached) and the other one, the cost estimate document. In the document I was given two options:1. accept the cost of repair (54.65)2. not accept and the laptop would be return to me (I would be still charged fat price of 44.07)My reply was that I do not recall the laptop having this damage and I always looked after it. I was suprised when I saw the photo. I also added that my main concern was that th... Read more
Hi there As I read, 135W adapter is very heavy for traveling and I want something lightweight.What you can suggest for T460p? I dont want lost performance while charging.Also prefferable is a AC plug for EU countries
My documents are located in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

I no longer use Dropbox; so I would like to move them all to D:\MyOwnDocuments

Problem is that I have many portable programs there, and also program files and program data for programs running from my C drive. Not to mention various other shortcuts to documents or folders in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

Is there a quick way to check which programs / shortcuts need to be changed? Or (better) is there a way to change these paths automatically?

Thanks for any input.
Slowly lost app's now have no control. Or admin privilege. The screen looks fake. There's drives listed I can't access. And every download was hijacked. Now theres no real Network or bios driver installed. after multiple attempts and no system functions available I want to use another computer and try to download virus software there. Noticed something strange happen and both laptops havea Dll bug long story short my Android, laptops, printer and router have all been hijacked and I do not know what to do at this point

I haven't seen or been able to find anything on something so expensive enedina have any other laptops that are accessible at this time so even doing it from my phone is challenging
Hey people, anyone know a good software for recording OS - windows, im using VBox but they have Video Capture but when i see on VLC the screen resolution is small with black borders .. i try to make a videos testing malwares.. any help is welcome and opinion.

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For this type what can I upgrade my processor to?  I believe it's only a 4GB as well. I need more RAM and processing power. thank you
IE 11 closes either immediately after opening or within 2 sec when selected from Win 8.1 start page, does not happen when I

select IE icom from bottom bar
Hi I recently purchased a Tiny universal adaptor after having left my H.P charger in a different location which meant I was going to be without it for a week or so.The Tiny charger did not pass on any power to the laptop.. I have since got back the H.P charger which came with the laptop, and tried powering it up. Still nothing.  My laptop is one of the B&O line with a non-removable battery. Do I need to claim on the warranty and replace or is there an easy fix? ThanksWill
Currently my notebook has the standard 4GB of memory using the HP provided Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A SoDIMM, 12800 DDR3L-1600, 1.35V. I have been looking to replace it with either Kingston HyperX, HX316LS9IB2_8, DDR3L-1600 (2x4GB) kit or the Crucial Ballistix Sport CT6278900, DDR3L-1600 (2x4GB) kit. Both have 9-9-9 timings. My question is will the memory with lower timings and the density of the chips work on my HP 2000-2d37cl notebook with an AMD A6-5200 CPU? Also I was curious about postings in the forums where persons had lost the Admin or other passwords on theirHP 2000 notebooks or they purchased a used notebook that had a unknown password. They provide the codes from the error on screen and the reply's from techs allowed them to get past this and reset their systems. I hope I never have that problem, however where exactly are the techs getting the codes from? Is there some program or document available that has the code alogrithm? Thank You.
I turned on my 2 in 1 and the screen had a bunch of lines going through it, but I could see my log in screen in the background.  Now I turn it on and it's just the verticle lines.  Can I purchase just the screen?
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my hp envy is not responding to touch, bluetooth, and even cant even switch to tablet mode after i used windows 8.1 for instead of windows 10. so the question is if resuse windows 10 it be ok?
Decided to run this old laptop to my TV so that I could watch shows from online. When I connected using an HDMI cable the sound cuts in and out very bad. Thought the cable might be bad so I switched it out for a new high dollar cable but still has the same problem. Issue occurs both streaming and when testing using system sounds (such as "test" in the sound setup in device manager). Running Windows 10 (64-bit) and have installed all system updates and have tried updating the audio driver but it is saying I have the most up to date driver. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi there!
First of all thanks for the great toturial and the forum.

I tried to do the in-place upgrade from Windows 10 (build 1607) in order to "repair" my system (there are some quirks I want to get rid off) using a freshly created USB (as per description), but it fails with the message "make sure that there is enough disk space available in your PC" (rough translation from german; see attached screenshot) without any further information.

It then automatically cycles back to the question on how to install (i.e. with keeping data and apps or without) and then back into the above mentioned error message.

This is what I already tried or made sure of prerequisites needed:
I have made sure that there is definitely enough disk space available.My C: partition (where windows resides on) is 106 GB large and has currently over 58 GB of free space available.The system partition that is supposed to be 350 MB is still 350 MB (I read something about this potentially being reduced to 100 MB by other tools ...).I have deinstalled the Kaspersky anti virus tool (reinstalled it now after several tries with no success).I have disabled (i.e. fully decrypted) the disk encryption bitlocker on all disks.

My partitions (as seen from "Mini Tool Partition Wizard" and "Disk Manager"):
Do you have any ideas on what else could be wrong?
What intrigues me most is the fact that there is no further information in the error message on what or where is missing... Read more
So did Microsoft just make a new offer? No, this is about something has been offering for quite awhile. You just have to know what to look for.You can still get your hands on a no-cost upgrade to Windows 10 by turning to a page for people who use assistive technologies.Here is the page you want: use the term' 'assistive technologies' defined here:Assistive technology is an umbrella term that includes assistive, adaptive, and rehabilitative devices for people with disabilities and also includes the process used in selecting, locating, and using them.So this has a very broad range. I could include family member with a condition that would benefit ma technology that helps or rehabilitates. Also, Microsoft not putting down hard rules and proo0f of need or use. Until further notice,  you will use your own good judgement.Side note. Rather than install Windows 10 as an upgrade to anything, just install it as fresh install on a new disk or a clean partition. A upgrade have fail due to software compatibly issues.
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My Firefox download progress bar has decided to take a dislike to from the malware forum.
How can I sort this out please? So sick of software thinking it's being 'useful' !
program installs but system won't reboot
I got a pop up that was loud and wouldn't let me close it saying, "your computer has been infected call Microsoft" and I did because I turned it off and it was still yelling st me when I turned it back on. I gave the tech remote access and he said I had a tiny something trojan virus. Well I didn't fall for paying, got off the phone, held power button down and turned computer off. Am able to use it fine now with no more warning but am I safe after giving the remote access? I was on the phone for about 30 mins while he was going around to different areas in my computer telling me what all of the "problems" were.
I don't know if I am on the right board or not but I am in need of drivers for the ethernet controller and pci simple communications controller for my Acer Aspire 5742-7620.  I checked the Acer website and non of these drivers are offered.  Thanks for your help.
?Constantly receive this message when on the internet...on a brand new H50 desktop?? Hmm, we can't reach this page.Try thisMake sure you?ve got the right web address: http://www.puritan.comRefresh the pageSearch for what you want
I got a pop-up window stating that I needed to install a critical update (unfortunately I didn't get a screenshot of this, just clicked okay). A subsequent window cryptically stated, "ThinkPad BIOS Flash Update Utility: Version 29.17, please choose Update ThinkPadBIOS or Update model #" without explaining why I'd need to do so, although the window looked otherwise legit. I ignored the window and it hasn't come up again. Also, I couldn't find anything on this site or elsewhere about a critical BIOS update needed for my laptop. Should I be concerned about updating my BIOS?I checked the bios version from my command prompt, and it is 1.17.

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So, I have had minor issues with my G50-45 in the middle of a session turning black and the fan hitting full speed. While this ever only occurred a handful of times it has now become permanent. As soon as I try to start my laptop, the light for power and charging go on, the fan revs up to full speed but nothing happens on the screen. Any ideas what might have caused this? Oh, and my laptop is approximately 15 months old right now.
Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.
How do I unpack, but not install, SoftPaqs?


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I suspect that my 640 GB hard disk (from 2008) is nearing the end of its life and would like to plan for a replacement.There does not appear to be much if any chance to replace such a SCSI disk any more.What is the best type of disk to replace it, and does it need a new controller?I run Vista (original OS) and Windows 7 (new) in a dual boot configuration.It has currently three volumes, a Vista C: drive (c.300 GB), a Windows 7 C: drive (c.300 GB) and the HP "FACTORY_IMAGE" drive 15 GB
I just powered this new monitor out of the box.   All is working fine, but I want to load the latest driver software into my Mac   to get all the flexibiliity available.    The HP support website did not have a listing for these drivers and suggested I try the forum for where to find them,  assuming they are available.  So here I am.  Thanks in advance for your help.Dan_the_Man_67
Constantly running off and on. Sounds like it is trying to either download something or the fan is running. It comes on for a short time then cuts off. 
Our school currently has 800+ Probook 640 G2s and I've been repairing them but starting to come across a trend. The device won't come on AT ALL. I've replaced motherboard, power button board, tried different battery both in and out, reseated ram and tried the other location, different SSD and power supplies. I've almost built a new one a few times. We sent one off for them to repair at Depot so I could figure out what I'm doing wrong and the repair sheet came back with 3 parts. 845847-601 System Board (I know what this is obviously even if that part number doesn't match anything for the laptop). 846867-001 Hardware, HDD Bracket / Screw / ODD Bracket / Smart846868-001 Hardware, HDD Bracket / Screw / ODD Bracket / Smart The two above parts however I don't know what they are. Our machines have SSDs in them and there's no bracket. It plugs straight into the MB and 1 screw holds it down. I've tried the part searcher and it finds nothing (not even for the system board number). If anyone has any ideas it would be MUCH appreciated.
Hi,I need my bios administrator password for a compaq presario cq57.I get system disabled error 61596522.Thanks.
Yesterday I reinstalled Windows 7 on my notebook PC. I had to use a Microsoft installation disk because unfortunately, serious errors resulted after I installed from the HP recovery program. Consequently the HP drivers that were installed automatically with the recovery program weren't installed on my system. I had to install several of them from the HP support site. I got everything to work except for the Touch volume control, or the Volume Scroll Zone as referred to by HP in the service guide. This is the device located just above the keyboard that increases or decreases speaker volume when you drag you finger on it. I installed the Quick Launch button driver but that only applied to the mouse and pointer touchpad. I looked at the devices listed in my startup configuration. I saw the synaptics pointing device and the HP quick launch buttons listed. So is the IDT PC audio driver.  What am I missing? Where I can I find it to activate the touch volume control?
I am the owner of a used Elitebook Folio 9470m laptop that I procured from my friend. It is very lightweight laptop, and I really love it.Unfortunately, the laptop came with admin password on the BIOS. I already contacted him, and he has no idea what it is. This was his father laptop, and he also has no idea about it. So, I'm left here with this laptop, but no way to tinker around with the BIOS. Obviously this isn't good!All sources lead me to this area where can I contact HP support to try to solve my problem.  I opened up two cases.  First one, case ID 4779632926 and did not get response. Second, 4779725521 and this is response i got. " I  really apologize for the inconvenience, unfortunately we will not be able to support this case."  I tried to reply to this case with subject <4779725521> and then I received message that case is closed. We are sorry, but we were unable to process your request.

The Case with ID "4779725521" is closed or does not exist and cannot be updated. PLS if there is any chance to solve this, let me know.  I can provide any information you need. Thank you.
I'm trying to augment the HP USB 3-in-1 diagnostic tool, which also includes the ability to update the BIOS on any machine.  I've figured out that the .BIN file is the BIOS update file and to put it in the \Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\New folder to allow machines to be updated.  However, when I tried to update a HP EliteBook 8540w, it didn't work, giving me an error message of "Signature file not found." Since I'm able to update other HP systems (dc7800, EliteDesk 800 G1, ProDesk 600 G1, etc.) by putting just the .BIN file on the USB drive and selecting the update BIOS option from the BIOS, I figure it would also work using the HP 3-in-1 diagnostic tool.  Apparently, the 3-in-1 tool uses some form of CRC check to validate the BIOS file first.  The problem is, I don't know for which file the tool is looking, so I'm stuck. Does anyone know the file structure of the BIOS section of the 3-in-1 diagnostic tool?  I need to know what files need to be put in what locations in order for the BIOS update function to work correctly.  Any help which is provided is greatly appreciated. Thanks,Timothy
In my system properties under system protection, the c drive sys pro is on but on my d drive (restore) the sys pro is off. Should i turn it on?Is it able to vreate sys restore points when the sys protection is off?
After repeated problems with the update failing I did a clean install and installed kb3200970 manually from the windows catalogue and it shows as an installed update. Windows automatic updates wants to download and install it again. Is this really necessary? Any way to make it stop???
Ive recently set up a iCloud email & calendar (moved from the dying yahoo).
The email syncs perfectly, the calendar won't sync any entries for after May 2017.
Any idea what I'm doing wrong.
Thanks for any help.
I hadn`t connected my windows to an account , not that I remember doing that, but now i cant reactivate it cause it saying that its being used by a different device ,checked both of my emails that it could be linked to , but none of them worked.
I installed update for windows 10. When attempting to return to an active screen from screen saver the screen does not return to an active screen but goes to a dark screen. The cursor moves, but will not return to an active screen. Pushing the power button resets and runs the startup and returns to the computer to an active screen
Ive been having a lot of troubles with my Pc lately, around 2 days ago i got a blue screen saying Watchdog error along with my internet download speed going from 5mb/s to 700kb/s and the games where i usually get a average of 150+ frames i cant even get a steady 20. Ive tried updating all my drivers but got no luck.
Specs: Intel Core i7 6700K / 4.00GHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27-inch 165Hz
Operating on Win 10
Dear all, After the latest, mandatory, Windows Update, my wifi card stopped working. I have fully resetted the laptop (clean instal with the NOVO button) and then it works - until the Update is installed again. I've tried installing the newest drivers - - no effect. I've disabled and uninstalled al WAN miniports (my supplier told me to try that) - no effect. My supplier (Paradigit from NL) says that they're not responsible... How can I fix the wifi problem? Kind regards, Luuk

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Why Active State Power Management is not supported on Dell 7559? Any plans to fix this with BIOS update?
In Windows if I do powercfg /energy it reports the following: 
Platform Power Management Capabilities:PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) Disabled
PCI Express Active-State Power Management (ASPM) has been disabled due to a known incompatibility with the hardware in this computer.