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Installing Microsoft operating systems! Windows PE audio and drivers!

Q: Installing Microsoft operating systems! Windows PE audio and drivers!

Hello I am looking for some help with installing Microsoft operating systems!
I want to use Windows PE or some other software that will meet my needsí!
Currently Microsoft Windows PE is not one on that list and it will not support my needsí!
Bartís PE will not work as well!
Maybe DOS, Linux (Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.2. Linux Distribution) or other can work but do not know just started this project!
The installations that is going to be used is; USB, CD and Network install
The pre operating environment will need support for programs and software that are capable of supporting the same funcksions as the onesí listed!
NVDA portable or software that supports the basic equivalent
Zoom portable, or equivalent.
The last one is the AUDIO support in the pre environment
This is only 3 requirements to be met canít be to hard!

A: Installing Microsoft operating systems! Windows PE audio and drivers!

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Just an FYI

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The update that this article describes changes the time zone data to account for the United States DST change. This time zone update will also include changes for other related DST changes, time zone behavior, and settings. Some of these changes will occur in 2007, and some have occurred since these versions of Windows were originally released. The update that this article describes also includes some changes that have previously been released as individual hotfixes. An example of this is the Sri Lanka change in time zone offset. This update will also include some changes that have been individually documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base articles. Click to expand...

A:2007 time zone update for Microsoft Windows operating systems

Also available in Windows Update site . .

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Hi. I have a laptop with these specs:

Acer Aspire 5520
Windows XP Professional SP2
AMD Turion64(Dual Core 1.9 GHz x2)
3 GB's RAM
Realtek HD Audio
Now, when I try to install the driver for my audio, then it gives an error message: "Microsoft Bus Driver should be loaded on your system before you install Realtek HD Audio Driver !"
Now I don't know where to get microsoft bus driver from, or which version to install. If someone could help me with this it would be much appreciated.

A:Solved: Help installing Realtek HD Audio drivers - Microsoft Bus?

You need a program called Quick Fix Escalation, but you can only get it by calling up Microsoft and talking to the tech support guys. Fortunately you can find it packaged with other drivers, but I don't know any off hand.

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For my laptop which had xp home, I decided to delete the recovery partition and install xp pro over the recovery partition.

When I did this xp pro did work. But the next day I logged onto my old operating system, which appeared to be corrupted, also start menu went invisible.

I also tried the same thing with my desktop which had xp pro, so I installed the new xp pro after formatting the recovery partition, and the same thing happened, the old xp pro became corrupted and start menu went invisible.

Though the fresh install of 2 xp pro operating systems worked with no problems.

So my question is, does the recovery partition contain information vital to the operating system? I am just confused?

A:Installing 2 Xp Operating Systems

first of all, they must be two separate versions of xp. One will have to be a full retail version of xp and the other one should be the one that came with the system.

If you are using the recovery partition to install xp on, then theres a good chance the recovery partition is just too small. As far as having important stuff on it. It depends, if you should have a problem then you would have had a backup to go to with all the proper drivers and such. Once you deleted it, then you lost that option.

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Hi , I have windows XP on my Dell Dimension 2350. Can you tell me if it is possible, to install a second hard drive then load it with Windows 98 , and install a second sound card and a second video card , then when I boot up I can choose to either run Windows 98 or XP? If Win98 was to be selected can the sound and video card be set as the default on this second drive only? Then if I was to reboot again and select Winxp, all the original factory Dell settings would then default for this drive ? Or would partitioning the hard drive be the exact same as installing a small hard drive?

Basically whats going on here is I cannot play my favorite game on this XP system. Video and sound are also not compatable. My old system ran Windows 98 with a soundblaster16 and a video card (I forget the make). The game ran perfect.

There are no fixes available to correct this game problem. I've already looked into it, and I have been reassured that my game is doomed as long as I have XP and these video and sound devices.

A:Installing 2 operating systems

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Hey everyone! so I had a few questions regarding installing multiple OS' and programs. I just ordered a 120gb SSD and I want to use it for my operating systems and I have a bunch of HDD's for everything else. My question is will 120gb be enough for lets say windows 8 and Mac OS maybe even linux, and on top of that do you think I can fit the entire adobe creative suite (just the programs and OS' and I will save everything on the HDD's) or should I get another SSD for programs? I've read on forums that you need 50gb for win8 and macOS and linux is relatively small but then I've heard others say all you need is 16gb. Again I'm just installing the OS' and programs and saving all other files on HDD's. Thanks for reading and I look forward to your thoughts!

A:Installing Muliple Operating Systems

I don't see why you couldn't.

My Win7 installation (which should be comparable to Win8) is using less than 30GB. Of course my pagefile is set at 1GB, instead of setting at 1 to 1.5 times the amount of memory. And hibernation is turned off, so I don't have that file eating up space either.

Applications installed:

MS Office 2010 installed on OS partition
Nero 10 installed on OS partition
Virtual PC with virtual machines stored on Data Drive
Approximately two dozen other smaller applications installed on OS partition
Windows Live Mail installed on Data Drive
Steam and all games installed on Data Drive


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I would like to install DOS, Windows 3.1, and Windows 98SE along with Windows XP.
That is simple enough, but I would like to use XP with the NTFS.
Everything I have read strictly prohibits this. i.e. Microsoft Knowledge Base, Partition Magic Help files, etc.
I have found little direct discussion of using multiple hard drives with multiple OP's.
Could Partition Magic be used to set up FAT, FAT32 and NTFS on one system if they were on separate drives?
The limitation seems to be the system files which must be read by each OP. Can the system files be place in a FAT partition separate from the boot partitions of each OP?
Also, Microsoft states that a system can only boot from the first hard disk. Does this remain true if a boot utility such as Boot Magic is used?
This would be a clean install using 2 or3 hard disks.
Thank You,

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I have a older computer that run just fine with Windows XP and Windows Vista (the computer had not been use, and the current installed OS was W7). Few days ago I reinstalled Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista x64 and they both ended in a disaster.
XP: I installed first the updates by using pre-downloaded servicepacks and then the chipset drivers. XP went to bleeps because installation of Avast failed. I also had a problem with USB-ports which stopped working. Anyway after failed avast installation the operating system wouldnt boot up anymore. I decided the install Vista instead. 
Vista: After installing servicepacks I noticed that Windows Update is not working anymore. Tried solving it by installing Fix It tool from microsoft. I encountered another problem where powershell did not install. I gave up on getting the update service to work, and decided to do some benchmarks. The computer froze and after pressing the reset Windows Vista wouldnt boot up anymore.
W10: I decided to install W10 ... everything works now.
I dont remember the older operating systems being so bad, or I am just seeing things through rose-tinted glasses?
MSI P35 Platinum
4x 1Gb G.Skill DDR2 800Mhz
Q6600 Go
HD 5870

A:Is microsoft self-sabotaging their older operating systems?

Probably a combination of rose-tinted glasses and software changing. Here's the thing: Vista and XP aren't supported anymore. This lack of support means they don't receive new features that may be used by modern software. So stuff breaks. The longer the OS has been out of support, the worse things get. Conspiracy theories are silly simply because there is no need for M$ to sabotage old OSes.

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Recently reformatted and installed XP SP3 from Vista. I remember when I first reformatted XP and reinstalled (on SP2) I had a somewhat similiar situation - I just cannot get the audio to work!

I've used the CD that came with my motherboard, downloaded from the official site, nothing works :/

I have an AsRock 4CoreDual-SATA2.

I've installed the official released from the AsRock site, and once installed I reboot etc but the audio is still not there! In device manager I get this:-

See, no flags whatsoever. I'm really lost, I installed the drivers and go to the System Sound and still nothing.

Please help! I don't know what to do, and it's a fresh install I've done absolutly nothing to make this situation happen. I'm about to install Vista if I don't get help here because Vista has my audio working as standard w/out any installation lol.

Please hep you're my last resort; litterally.

A:Audio problem with XP SP3 (Moved from Other Operating Systems)

Do you have separate speakers or speakers built into the monitor?

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I have a same trouble for dynabook. I have purchased (Dynabook AX/3527CMS) with Windows XP (Japanese). After I re-install the OS Windows XP (English) following devices are not working

--Multimedia Audio Controller
--PCI Modem
--SM Bus Controller
--Video Controller (VGA Compatible)

For all these devices, here are additional details
--Chip: ATI Technologies
--OEM Device from Toshiba America Information Systems

As I do not have backup for drivers for all these devices, they are not working now. Can anyone please share drivers for above devices? I am trying to contact Toshiba but will be a great help in case someone can help.

A:need for dynabook ax 3527 drivers (moved from Other Operating Systems)

If you Google dynabook ax 3527 drivers, you get this .

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hi all. i have carried out a fresh install on a ei systems 5125 pc. My problem is finding the right audio drivers. I have been to the mobo website, but still to no avail. XP has labelled the on board audio c-media ac97, but i'm not sure this is correct.

any feedback would be appreciated.


A:need audio drivers for ei systems pc

by the way the motherboard is an ecs l4s5mg3. thanks

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so i have a problem where my wifi will disconnect when awaking from sleep mode (have to run wifi trouble shooting mode to fix,about 2min process,but annoying every time i open lid of my laptop from sleep)

problem is,the driver installed is a microsoft driver
i have the factory driver from Antheros,but when try to install it says best driver is already installed
how can i force install, or like when i uninstall the wireless adapter from system device manager,when i hit re-install,for windows NOT to install a driver from its own database,and to just leave it blank(with the yellow exclamation point in device manager). that way, since no driver is installed, i could install the factory antheros without it saying theres the best driver for it installed already(since no driver would be installed at that point)

A:how to prevent windows from installing microsoft drivers???

Are you actually installing the driver as an exe or are you just updating through the device manager. Do you have an exe file that you can install.

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I have recently downloaded Server 2016 trial version to set it up in our Lab at work.  Our lab has a strict no outside internet policy.  Server 2016 is set to shutdown every hour if it's not activated making trial almost server useless to us.
The download says "Upon installation, you will be prompted to activate. A product key is not required for the ISO installation."
I have tried the following methods.
2. SLUI 4
After speaking with a rep in India i was advised "Trial Products can not be activated offline, they must be activated online".
If this is true i would recommend the following:
1. In your pre-release installation information make a reference to this, something like. "Requires internet connection for activation"
2. In the SLUI 4 window of the OS where the 63 numbers are listed, put the same disclaimer.
If this is not true and the offline support agent provided the wrong information:
1. Please advise the steps on how to perform an offline installation for a trial product in the Pre-Install Information for all trial products that require internet access to be activated.  
Does anyone have any idea for a legal validated work around that can activate this product without having to unrack it, bring it to my house, connect it to the internet, bring it back to work, re-rack it etc...

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Just like the title says, I don't want the realtek audio drivers as it completely messes with my audio and also doesn't correctly switch when i plug in headphones for example.
It also doesn't allow for the 'speaker fill' enhancement to be used when playing stereo content through surround sound.

Windows itself does a far better job as opposed to realtek.

Every time i uninstall realtek it automatically gets reinstalled.

Sorry Microsoft, you don't know best.

A:How to stop Windows 10 automatically installing Realtek audio drivers?

Stop Windows From Automatically Updating Your Hardware Drivers | Lifehacker Australia

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Microsoft Windows -Version history:

The term Windows collectively describes any or all of several generations of Microsoft operating system products. These products are generally categorized as follows:

Spoiler: EARLY VERSIONS: Windows 1.0 / Windows 2.0 / Windows 2.1x
Main articles: Windows 1.0, Windows 2.0, and Windows 2.1x

The history of Windows dates back to September 1981, when Chase Bishop, a computer scientist, designed the first model of an electronic device and project Interface Manager was started. It was announced in November 1983 (after theApple Lisa, but before the Macintosh) under the name "Windows", but Windows 1.0was not released until November 1985.Windows 1.0 was to compete with Apple's operating system, but achieved little popularity. Windows 1.0 is not a complete operating system; rather, it extends MS-DOS. The shell of Windows 1.0 is a program known as the MS-DOS Executive. Components included Calculator, Calendar,Cardfile, Clipboard viewer, Clock, Control Panel, Notepad, Paint, Reversi, Terminaland Write. Windows 1.0 does not allow overlapping windows. Instead all windows are tiled. Only modal dialog boxes may appear over other windows.

Windows 2.0 was released in December 1987, and was more popular than its predecessor. It features several improvements to the user interface and memory management.[citation needed] Windows 2.03 changed the OS from tiled windows to overlapping windows. The result of this change led ... Read more

A:Which of these Windows Operating Systems have you used?

Vista very briefly then Windows 7 and now a happy Windows 10 user.

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Good Morning,

Could someone please explain the differences to me between Windows 4.0, and Windows 2000 OS. Expecially with regards to a Handheld PC

A:Windows Operating Systems

Windows NT 4.0 is a business based operating system... It is based on a kernel based operating system. Windows 2000 is the same way, based on the NT kernel for stability. Windows .NET is Microsoft's initiative to bring XML web services and interoperability for web and Internet development. Handheld PCs have nothing to do with these.

The Windows Embedded development projects are what develop Handheld device operating systems.

The ones that MS makes are:

PocketPC (the original version, on handheld's like HP's Jornada)
PocketPC 2002 (the new, updated version of PocketPC)
Windows CE (Embedded OS for Handheld devices)
Windows CE .NET (The newest version of Windows CE, not yet available on handhelds, but they have a special emulation edition Platform Builder (if you've got the time and the bandwidth to d/l it it's 400 something megs) to display the technology and power the new Windows CE based os has...)

hope I helped out.


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I'm currently acquiring windows 7 (6956).
I have 3 hard drives (500Gb, 500Gb, 160Gb), i want to install windows 7 on one of my 500gb hard drives but i still want to have the choice of using xp on startup. Anyone know how to do this?
(i want xp to only use the other 2 drives.)

A:2 Operating Systems (Moved from Other Operating Systems)

Welcome to TSF!!!


I am going to move your thread to the Windows XP forum. The folks over there will have a better idea how to set you system up and the like.

Hope everything goes well for you.

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i found a nice article on ghacks for safe downloads of Windows that can be used for reinstalling or testing in a virtual machine since some have 30days without registration

Windows downloads for all operating systems (Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8.1,Windows 10 technical preview)

by Martin Brinkmann over on

Most Windows PCs ship without installation disc or any other form of physical product that you can use to re-install the system. While you do get options to create recovery discs, it is not the same thing.

The same is true when you purchase upgrades online from Microsoft. You don't get a disc anymore unless you purchase it directly, and even if you do, you will notice that some versions of the operating system are not available as physical media.

It is unclear why Microsoft made it difficult in the past to download installation media directly from the company.

This guide offers direct links to programs or disc images that you can download legally to your system. You still need a valid Windows product key to use them though.

They can be useful to many Windows users. Those who want to transfer the operating system to a new PC or new hard drive, and those who want a backup in place to make sure they can reinstall the system when it stops working.

Note: All downloads below are from official sources only. It is not recommended to download Windows from unofficial sources. You can use the tools described below to burn or copy the installation files to disc or ... Read more

A:Windows downloads for all operating systems

Going to be using this alot.

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I'm trying to reinstall the XP Home Edition OS on my laptop. I currently have SP3 on the computer, but the CD is for SP 1 (I updated to SP3 via the internet, so I don't have a CD for that), so I have to boot with the CD in, in order to install it.

When I get to the Setup window, it asks me where I want to install it:

-: Partition 1 (FAT) - 31 MB (24 MB free)
C: Partition 2 (NTFS) - 19038 MB (8222 MB Free)
Unpartitioned space - 8 MB

I chose Partition 2, which is Drive C, but it tells me that I'm getting ready to install a SECOND OS rather than REPLACING the current OS -- so stopped. I don't want two OSs on my laptop, so how do I do this?

A:Reinstall Windows XP-but don't want TWO Operating Systems!

Delete Partition 2 first, but the option to format when installing should be there.....?

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Hi, I'm doing an assesment in my multimedia class on operating systems and I was wondering if anybody could tell me the differences and features between some on the Windows operating systems.

Thanks in advance, Donald.

A:Differences with Windows operating systems.

Hi Donald,

While there are differences, the best way for you to learn since this is an assignment for Donald, would be for you to Google the different OS features and then notate what the differences are. We are careful on this site about not doing the homework for someone if it is a class assignment. You do learn when YOU do the research, so you need to do that for yourself. Good luck on your search.

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Greetings Friends,
I have Installed Windows 8.1 Couple of weeks ago and before that i had windows 7 So now i have both means DUALBOOTED so i have windows 7 and 8.1 both
But When The Boot Manager Appears i Hit Windows 8.1 it boots and works Smooth but if i hit windows 7 then it just Restarts but if i change boot priority then windows 7 Boot Manager Appears and windows 7 Boots in that but windows 8.1 not boots
So Anyone knows solution how can i boot windows 7 in Windows 8.1 Metro Graphical Boot Manager ?

Thanks Brandon

A:Windows 8.1 Other Operating Systems are Not Booting

Use EasyBCD on one than on the other system to set boot order.

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I would like to know whether the following registry path is same or not in windows operating systems starting from Windows XP to windows 8 or 10.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones

And also, please let me know the site URL where it shows these details.

A:Registry Structure in Windows Operating Systems

if memory serves me correct; i believe it is the same in the 3 versions of windows you mention. However; i do not know what site off hand that will show that.

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So I had Ubuntu, when I installed it I accidently overwrote windows.

I tried to get it back now but I think I messed up badly. I formatted /sda1 as NTFS and deleted Ubuntu.

I have live Ubuntu on a USB & Windows 7 on another one. How do I install windows 7 back? At the moment I'm using a live ubuntu USB as I have nothing else to use. When I go on gparted, these are the main things that show.


File System:

462 GIB
3.75 GIB
3.75 GIB
1.02 MiB

/dev/sda1 has the flag: Boot

That's all that's on there. I hope someone can help me!

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I have a windows 98 machine. It has no virus scan, no anti malware, and probably no firewall. And I don't know of any that supports such an old operating system. Short of re-imaging or chucking it, what can I do to protect this machine and prevent it from infecting my others machines.

A:Protection for older operating systems (Windows 95)

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I have a back up flopy to boot my computer . it is not accepting this also I still get the error loading operating systems any body help [email protected]

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First off I am not sure if this belongs here if not please move accordingly.

My problem with this program is that ever scince I added a friend a few days ago. It has now put his name on my msn list and when I post messages to people I see his name. For example:

Steve brain says:

Yet only I can see it and it's really bugging me. Below is a picture of my msn's top half were you can clearly see the name which is not me sat there and I don't know how to change it. I have tried choosing the option to change my name but that comes up with my correct name. It also appears under the personal tab of the options menu.

Can someone please help?

A:Windows live messenger [From Other Operating systems]

Messenger isn't an OS, so other operating systems is a bad place to post. But it is integrated into Windows, so as you list 7 being the OS, I'll move it there.

Have you tried logging out and then logging back in? Also, I know that Messenger has a screen name option that is different then your login/username of the messenger service. Open your preferences and look for the screen or display name option and change that to what you want it to be and then restart the program to see if that fixes it.

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i have windows 7 on my pc and it shows up in the tool bar att he bottom of the screen but when you run your mouse over it to bring it to the screen it wont open on my desktop. i have uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing. Can anyone help me.

A:msn and windows 7 (Moved from Oother Operating Systems)

I have the newest version on two windows 7 systems and it runs fine. Have you istalled the Live Messenger?

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hi. i have 2 hard drives. and and windows xp home one each one of them. how do i uninstall one of them without causing problems with the other operating system.

A:How do i Uninstall one operating system with multiple operating systems

could format one drive from another...take all data needed from one to another

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When I built my first multiboot I remember reading an article that said you should install the OSs in the same sequence that they were released, I.e. Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP. I have a machine with Vista on it and I intend to install Windows 7 on the next partition. If I want to put Windows 10 on later, would I need to first install Windows 8? I don't know if this machine will take Windows 10 but recently I've seen some articles where people were saying that Windows 10 may be able to be installed on machines previously thought to be incompatible. So, does it matter if all previous versions of Windows are not installed if you want a multiboot with Vista, 7, and 10 or are you OK as long as the next version you install is later than the one before it?

A:Multiboot with earliest to latest Windows Operating Systems

To make the above a little clearer: My objective would be to have a multiboot with Vista, 7 and 10. There would be no Windows 8. Would this work or would there be an issue with the boot record? Thanks.

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Could someone help.

I installed Win7 professional, I created an account with administrator rights.
When I join my domain at the office with the same username my account become temporary account.

Need help.
Thanx in advance

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i have a gateway computer mc7321u that's the name, so please tell me how to fix the no drivers loaded, how do i install driver do i copy it from another laptop or buy a cd, what exactly do i do, i don't really understand what bios, hdd, SATA, or ubuntu (all words i read from other websites) is, if someone can tell me how to reinstall vista I'll be very happy, or get my files such as my (photos, downloaded programs,documents etc...) back that would be helpful i rather get them back before installing new vista but if there no possibility of getting them back I'll would just be happy to get a working laptop... also when replying back please tell me step by step how to do what like
first go to.....
then go to......
next you need to.....
i really don't know anything about computer if you tell me something i know nothing of i would have to take my time and research any computer jargon u said so please be specific plz and ty
also if you need any help and info on my computer ill do my best to try and give it to you and if you actually also can help me fix no operating system not found before vista very helpful if not it's k

Here is info on laptop

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Windows Mobile and Symbian manufacturers have already stopped supporting these operating systems. In 2012, Microsoft stopped developing and supporting Windows Mobile; and in 2014, Nokia completely held up supporting Symbian. In this connection, Doctor Web also stops supporting protection of Windows Mobile and Symbian from May 1, 2016.
source: Doctor Web ends support for Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems

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I have an old Auzentech X-Plosion Cinema sound card and Realtek audio connections on my P8P67 motherboard.

Would there be any problems if I installed drivers for both and switched between them?

A:Installing two audio drivers

You can only have one default audio playback device but not both at the same time. Unless you run into a conflict it should work OK. Just as noted you will have to manually change the default playback device to whichever one you want to use in the Sound Panel.

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Hello everybody!

Ok, so a couple days ago i turn on my computer and bam no audio. Clicking on the little sound icon only shows "No audio output device installed". double clicking on it brings up a msdt.exe that only leads to an error "0x80070490". Because my sound is connected through HDMI connected from my graghics card to my tv and then out through an external speaker system, i simply unplug the speaker's cord from my tv and plug it into the output on the back of my computer and it started working again back to normal. However a day later it completely stopped working again.

So of course i scour the internet for help, i uninstall and re-install the drivers to no avail through device manager. "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus" as it is called in my device manager (there is two of them actually, the other being my NVIDIA drivers that i uninstalled out of desperation) shows a yellow exclamation mark and brings up a (Code 1) "device not configured properly".

Whatever happened also managed to add an exclamation point next to my cd/dvd drive and plug and play software device enumerator as well. Using the same logic as i did trying to fix the audio drivers actually worked on my cd drive but the plug and play device completely disappeared and cannot re install it. I tried deleting ExcludeFromSelect=* line in the machine.inf file and then adding new hardware, selecting the hardware to install, have disk, but "plug and pl... Read more

A:no audio, re-installing drivers does nothing.

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When Windows was installed i must have made some sort of mistake, because the sound doesnt work. It appears as if no audio drivers are installed. I have tried reistalling it with the installation guide, scanning for drivers on the HDD, in the xp install disc and on some other discs that came with the comp. I tried scanning for drivers with windows live update, but since i have changed my network setup at one point it tries to "dial up" in a broadband connection. I was foolish enough not to click the settings button and the connection window has not come up again, even after repeating what made it came up the first place. Can i somehow check for drivers some other way using windows update? I cant find any cd labled with anything implying audio drivers.

A:Trouble installing audio drivers

System manufacturer and model?


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Im trying to update my Creative Xfi drivers in vista but when i install the crucial update it fails every time even though a message come sup telling me the update was successful. Without the audio drivers not only do my recorded songs not play properly on my 5.1 sound system but i cant get Vista SP1. So far Vista has proven to be useless crap, im glad i installed this on a separate partition to xp rather than upgrading because this operating system is a big load of crap. I just want things to work that work in Xp and its fair to want to be able to install the service pack.

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I can't get sound working in Windows Vista. However, the sound drivers are installed. Sound was working in Windows XP and 7. Sound is not muted.

A:No sound after installing audio drivers


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Hi all, I've tried searching both this thread and elsewhere but I can't find a solution that works for my issue.
I just upgraded my Sager NP6165 laptop to W8 and updated all the drivers (chipset, wireless, etc.) using the Sager websites latest drivers and everything went well except for the fact that I have no sound at all.

I have two listings in the Device Manager for sound; High Definition Audio Device and VIA High Definition Audio.
The VIA HD Audio is listed as working properly in the Properties section but the other has a yellow exclamation mark this message: Location 3 (Internal High Definition Audio Bus) "This device cannot start. (Code 10) {Operation Failed} The requested operation was unsuccessful."
In order to solve this problem I have tried updating the audio drivers several times,trying to look internally and on the Web and have done multiple driver uninstalls for both hardware listings with no luck. I still have no sound although the software tells me that I should.
Does anyone have any ideas? Should I install an older driver in compatibility mode?

A:No sound after installing audio drivers

Uninstall the High Definition Audio Device, in the Device Manager. This is the generic, basic function, sound driver that Windows installs. If you have two they can conflict and nothing work. I assume your PC has Via High Definition Audio as the sound chip.

Check the Sound Panel and your "speakers" should be set as the Default Playback device.

The PC Vendor's drivers are preferred. Non vendor drivers may or may not work or may not work correctly.

Windows 7 drivers are compatible and work OK in Win 8. I have RealTek audio and I installed the Gigabyte (my motherboard) Windows 7 drivers and the sound works perfectly.

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hi, my onboard sound card is an ac'97, windows vista installed the drivers without even downloading them. there is no sound that comes out at all, i downloaded and installed the drivers manually and still doesn't work.

vista home basic SP1 x86 (upgraded NOT clean install from XP home sp3)
i haven't used the on-board in long time, but my sound card i had installed got fried somehow, the computer wouldn't even boot, so i had to take it out.

vista says there are no problems, and i can see the green bar (like an equalizer) that appears in the sound mixer.

it used to work fine when i did use the on-board, the speakers aren't even 1 year old.

A:no audio even after SUCCESSFULLY installing drivers

When you remove the existing drivers from the device manager -- there is an option to delete the existing files. Then when you reboot -- nothing should be found and automatically installed.

Sometimes this works best before installing the downloaded drivers.

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i ran aida 32 recently and it says my audio device is the sis7012 so i tryed to install this driver and i get an error 536870397 failed to install will now abort! i cant understand it any ideas???????

thank you if u can help!!

A:installing the sis7012 audio drivers

Can't guarantee anything, but a couple of things to try:

Go to system properties (device manager) and remove any sound devices. Then refresh.

If the drivers don't reload, try using the "upgrade drivers" feature on your device in the device manager. have it search the disc with your drivers-in other words, have it search the old fashioned way. Don't bother with the installation program.

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I installed windows xp and all the proper drivers on my asus eee pc but after installing reltek i still cannot have no audio. Previously, when my system was running on xandros I had no issues playing music. I have called the asus tech support line countless times trying to fix this issue but have had a severe lack of luck. Does anyone know what the problem may be?

A:no audio after installing xp and drivers on netbook

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I've spent a couple days trying to install the Realtek audio drivers onto my machine, but I can't get the installer to work properly. It looks like it's copied a lot of files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\, but after I restart there are only four files copied there and the drivers haven't been successfully installed.

These are the only drivers I've had trouble with, and I was wondering if someone could give me directions on exactly how to install the drivers. No one else seems to have had trouble installing them, so I must be doing something wrong.

Thanks for your help!

A:Need Help Installing Realtek Audio Drivers

Quote: Originally Posted by gamemakerkid

I've spent a couple days trying to install the Realtek audio drivers onto my machine, but I can't get the installer to work properly. It looks like it's copied a lot of files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\, but after I restart there are only four files copied there and the drivers haven't been successfully installed.

These are the only drivers I've had trouble with, and I was wondering if someone could give me directions on exactly how to install the drivers. No one else seems to have had trouble installing them, so I must be doing something wrong.

Thanks for your help!

Well I installed the Vista, Windows7 Driver(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) from the link below with no problems. Is that the same driver your having problems with?


If your on x64 it should actually copy the drivers to here

C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA

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Hoping someone might help me with this issue. Have read a multitude of threads but can't find specific answer.

I bought 2 different bluetooth dongles that are allegedly windows 7 compatible.

I install them and it seems to work momentarily before the drivers that come with the device are replaced by the generic bluetooth drivers.

Would someone suggest a solution to preventing the Microsoft drivers from replacing the drivers that the dongle installs?
thanks in advance

A:How do you stop Microsoft Bluetooth drivers installing

are the MS generic drivers being offered and installed via Windows Updates?

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I'm currently running Win XP, service pack 3.
Asus motherboard, ps4800d-x

I just had to reformat my op hd, and since I haven't been able to get any audio drivers to install. I've gotten the one listed at the Asus site for my mb, but I can only get about halfway through the install before the whole system reboots.

Any suggestions?

A:Solved: having trouble installing audio drivers.

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I'm trying to install the latest drivers audio drivers to fix a mic static problem I am having, but the driver after it hits this point the driver gets stuck installing leaving me without an audio driver.

A:Realtek Audio Drivers stuck installing

Are these drivers from ASUS, for your motherboard? or did you get the drivers somewhere else.

That may not be the issue with the mic static, although its a place to start.

Do a System Restore back to a date PRIOR to trying to install the new drivers. That will give you a "fresh start". Try installing them again. Install them "Run as Administrator" and see if that helps.

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Here's what i know about my computer:
Intel(R) G965 Express Chipset
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Cpu E6400 @ 2.13GHz
Sound is integrated
Sigmatel Audio Drivers.
OS Windows Xp Home Edition
Custom Built computer.
I think the drivers were called SigmaTel Audio 5.10.4821.0 , But I'm having trouble finding any kind that are non dell or gateway. I already contacted the computer guy who redid my computer and he said he can get the drivers off the net. So to save some cash I'm trying to find them myself. If anyone could help, I'd appreciate it.

A:Solved: I need help Finding and Installing Audio Drivers

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hi this is venkatesh, i am new to this community,i have formatted my system and install xp operating system,but i cant install my audio drivers,one error was occured named code 10 error,pls tel me how can i fix this problem,pls help me,thanks in advance....

my system configuration is

Pentium(R) Dual-core cpu
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1.99 GB of RAM
Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Intel(R) G33/G31/P35/P31 Express Chipset Processor to I/O Controller - 29C0
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller - 27DA
Giga-Byte Technology Avance AC'97 Audio
Realtek HD Audio Driver version:
Chip: Intel Corporation 82852GM Montara Host-Hub Interface Bridge (A1-step)
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

A:Code 10 error when installing audio drivers

You are showing two different audio drivers:

1. Realtek HD Audio Driver version:
2.Giga-Byte Technology Avance AC'97 Audio

Delete both in the Device Manager, and restart your computer

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Ok so lets get started. This is my first post.Below described is my PC's rig
AMD FX6300
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Galaxy NVIDIA 630 2gb ddr3
4 gb ram and 500gb hdd

my problem is that I hear only one sided audio from my headphones when I connect the HD Audio pin on the board. And when I insert the AC'97 pin then I hear it opposite directions like the sound generating from left side is audible to the right side of the headphone. Also Realtek Hd drivers are not installing on my pc. I am currently using VIA drivers. Both my motherboard and cabinet's front panel supports HD Audio. I tried re installing the drivers and also tried removing graphic cards hd audio drivers but nothing helped me. Also checked the device manager. Please help me! and thanx for reading

A:Help needed in HD Audio and installing Realtek drivers.

First on the drivers. If you have VIA sound chip then you need VIA drivers. If you have RealTek sound chip then you need the RealTek drivers. According to Gigabyte this motherboard had RealTek audio.

I would suspect a wiring problem in your HD audio connection, if you only hear one side (assuming you are inserting the connector properly). Also with the AC97 issue, that also suggests a wiring or case headphone jack problem.

Do you get proper audio if you connect the headphones to the GREEN speaker jack on the rear? If you do that also suggests a problem with the front panel assembly or wiring.

One comment, I see you have Windows 7 64 bit. With only 4GB of RAM the 64 bit is not doing anything for you and in fact is hurting you as the 64 bit OS requires more memory than the 32 bit version.

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I am getting weird errors while installing the drivers LIke >
1.( Installation is unable to continue because of one or more unresloved issues.
Please contact support services and quote error I/001)

Sound Card> Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium 7.1 Sound Card (70SB088000000) [70SB088000000]
OS> windows xp sp3

A:Problem with creative audio drivers installing .

Are you using the latest for the card,

Creative Worldwide Support > Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium

or what is on the driver disk?

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As the thread reads I'm wanting to install Windows 7 (owners copy) onto (newly built) computer systems.
I'm asking if this a possibility with conditions? More pointed I'm asking if one MUST purchase multiple copies of the OS to install on multiple computers systems? If the later is the case are there discounts when purchasing multiple copies of the Windows OS?

A:Question about installing Windows 7 on multiple Systems

Yes you must purchase a multi-user license (with a high enough count to cover everyone) or multiple single-user licenses to cover all the single users.

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This is a new update being offered on only one of my two machines today, although it is unchecked. It appears to be related to support for foreign languages.

Does anyone know anything about it? Is anyone else being offered it? I can't personally see any reason to install it, and certainly not while it's unchecked.

A:Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.1 for Windows 7 x64-based Systems (KB2858

That's the full replacement for .NET 4.0 - and in my (limited) experience is much less trouble than 4.0.

I've had the RC of it installed for so long I hadn't even noticed it hadn't ever updated (installed June 2013 - no updates in WU)
It'll be interesting to see if it updates to the RTM version as easily as it first installed .

(and it's nothing to do with languages)

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Hi, I am having some problems getting these drivers to install correctly on my newly set up computer.

The first one I had an issue with was the intel chipset driver (INFUpdate).

First it would pop up with a window saying "PCI Standard PCItoPCI Bridge" with an ok button to install it,
Then the next window would pop up saying "PCI Standard ISA Bridge" with an ok button to install it.

After clicking ok on the ISA bridge one, it comes up with the following error:
An unknown rror occurred.
Setup will now exit.
Click to expand...

Not a very usefull error code eh?
The second Driver I had an issue with, was the Audio device drivers (Realtek High Definition Audio Driver(2.96) R2.45).

After following the prompts to get the installer started, it looks as if it is going to work.
It opens up in full screen with the brand and everything on it, has the little installing bar going, while showing all of the file names it installs as it goes,
then a small window pops up over the installation progress bar, saying install sheild wizard installing, then it comes up with the following error:

Install sheild wizard installing
Error Loading Streamci
The Specified module could not be foundClick to expand...

Does anyone know what could be going wrong here, and how to fix the problem?

The Mother board is "Ultra Durable tm 3 Motherboard" ( GA-P55-UD3 )

The CPU I have is an Intel Core I7 2.8 Intel Core i7 -8 Series Socket 1156

A:Solved: Intel chipset, and Audio Drivers not installing

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Hello guys,

I got a computer running Windows XP (SP3) with Intel motherboard (D915GEV). I currently have working sounds but I cannot use the "Stereo Mix" function to record what I hear through the speakers. I only get a short static noise every couple of seconds.

Looking in Add/Remove Programs I see these two sound drivers:
*High Definition Audio Driver Package - KB888111 (probably responsible for the working sounds)
*Realtek High Definition Audio Driver (that I see no evidence of being installed apart from the existence of Realtek folder inside "Program Files".

This is what I see in Device Manager menu (only the Microsoft UAA driver appears, no Realtek whatsoever):
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Plus, in the past the PC used to have AC'97 driver installed as well but I unistalled it months ago.
I tried to remove the Realtek driver but I get this annoying error:
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I also get the same error whenever I try to launch a newer version of Realtek HD Audio driver installer, or even execute the AC'97 driver installer.

I created another (second) admin account and the uninstallation worked as it should, but back to my current account it is still present under Add/Remove Programs.

Is my Registry corrupted? Or is this about User permissions not set right?
Thank you

A:Error uninstalling/installing Realtek audio drivers

The Microsoft driver showed Realtek at the end. So you uninstalled the Microsoft/Realtek driver that was downloaded from Windows Update automatically. And the original AC97 Reatek driver is still on your computer. To reinstall it, download it from the Intel Website:

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I've searched for and read many threads on forums about these two issues separately but never together, and I've whittled it down to the EXACT issue.

With my motherboard (asrock n68c-gs) i need to install the windows 7 VIA audio drivers. After doing so, the "No audio output device is installed" error disappears and I can access the volume icon. Upon reboot though, once I login I get the "C:\...Desktop refers to a location that is unavailable" error. Now this error ONLY occurs when I install an audio driver that fixes the audio output device error. It also hapened when I installed the realtek 3d blah blah driver, which also fixed the error, but not when I installed the realtek HD audio driver, which didn't fix the problem. The problem IS the correct driver installation, which has to be the most retarded issue I've experienced in the last decade.

Does anyone know how to fix this? I've had to use a restore point every time just to get the desktop back. I've tried solutions such as looking in the location where it says the desktop is unavailable, and also checked regedit User Shell Folders. The registry entries pointed to C:\Users\(my profile)\. Checking it now it gives a variable %USERPROFILE%. Is the fact that it wasn't written using the variable the problem? Thought I'd ask before I change anything. If not, any of solutions?

Thanks in advance.

A:Installing Audio Drivers Causes Desktop Location Error

Are you using the driver supplied by ASRock? If not, give that a try and see what happens.

Also, if you uninstall first, restart the PC before installing the ASRock driver.

I didn't look at the ASRock site for proper driver but I don't think VIA and RealTek are both compatible. Either you have RealTek or VIA but not both(?)

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Ever since last night the audio on my computer doesnt work at all. I installed the drivers to my labtec webcam and ever since i cant get any sound at all. The sound drivers my computer uses are Realtek Digital High Definition Audio and i tried to reinstall them but windows gave me an error message saying the drivers weren't by a recognized publisher and it wouldnt let me continue. I cant do a system restore because there's no restore points set on my computer apparently

I'm not very good at explaining so sorry if this is a bit vague but any help would be appreciated.

A:Audio no longer works after installing webcam drivers

Go to control panel and then to sound. Scroll trough the tabs.
Make sure the "Sound play back" is set to Realtek.

Hope it helps :)

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hi all.
I'm new to this forum and i've recently installed windows 7 ultimate on my MSI vr440 laptop. after installing it i was unable to use my Mic so i installed Realtek HD audio drivers after downloading it from their website. now the problem is that i have a crackling sound coming out of my speaker.

earlier i was using Vista home edition and it too had realtek installed and i could use the inbuilt mic with ease but now if i'm talking thru the mic the person at the other end cant seem to hear me..... please help resolve this issue.


A:Cracking sound after installing realtek HD audio drivers.... plz help

Download the driver from MSI and see if that makes a difference. Many times the PC vendor drivers are needed.

MSI Global ? Download Center

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Hello everyone.

I've had some flash sound problems for a week now, tried pretty much every possible solution and today I tried reinstalling audio drivers. Looks like I never should have done it.

I removed the old ones, downloaded latest ones for my audio card integrated in the motherboard (ASUS P5K) and installed. The drivers are on the computer, but nothing happens. I remove them and install the ones from the motherboard's CD. Then the real pain begins. The drivers won't install anymore. It just says that in bad grammar, Finnish in this case. OS is WinXP Pro.

A true finisher strike was me noticing the drivers on the CD and the latest ones I downloaded being the same drivers. I believe the soundcard integrated in the mobo is Realtek ALC883.

Can someone please tell me what is going on? This is driving me crazy

A:Solved: Audio drivers not installing, urgent help needed!

Doesn't anyone have an idea? :S

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Last night, I'm watching the Colbert Report, and my computer starts rattling, so I lean in. Its the GPU. Third time with this card, the fan only lasts maybe 2 years tops. I turn it off, crack open the case, loosen the screws to give the fan more clearance, replace the card and the noise goes away. Actually, all noises went away. My computer could not detect any audio inputs!
I use headphones in the back and HDMI to a receiver, which both up until now worked perfectly. What's weird is that these channels are exclusive to the mobo and GPU, which means that this has to be a software problem or windows registry error. SO i reboot again. Now i have 8 driver problems, what the hell just happened?

ATI High definition Audio Device* (This device is occasionally listed as a AMD rather than ATI during re-detection post-uninstall)
High Definition Audio Device

So here's what I've tried...

System Restore - No change.

Safe mode Method 1: Boot Safe mode, uninstall drivers, install Realtek and ATI drivers for my Gateway FX6840 Mainboard and AMD Radeon HD 5770 GPU.
Method 2: Boot Safe, uninstall, wipe drivers with driver wiper, reboot into safe again, install downloaded drivers again.

No change.

Picture attached, please help, I'm normally pretty good, but this sounds like an upstream driver problem.

A:Solved: Audio problems galore - drivers not installing

Reformatting tomorrow unless someone can point me in the right direction.

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I have two PC one is window 7 and one is XP pro .I am trying to use both and share one screen , key board and mouth . I am using KVM switch .The switch does not recognize the window 7 ,but does well with XP     both are on the same network Any idea ??

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do you know what "maconastick" is? its portable mac OS, well does anyone know where a portable windows OS is? i need one for my const class, they have macs and i dont like apple...
thanks for any\all help, this will help me out alot

A:operating systems

I s this what you need/

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I was given this pc by a friend, and it is super slow. I went to see if there was anything I could remove, and noticed that I have Microsoft office home and student 2007, and microsoft office xp professional with frontpage. Both programs use 239 mb, and 397 mb. Are these both operating systems, and if xp comes on when I start the pc, does that mean that I can remove the student?

A:2 operating systems????

Those are applications..I would leave them having office can be rather nice

How much ram does the machine have?
have you unchecked any of your startup entries?
Did any spyware scans?

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I frequently get the message. xprt6.dll not found. This is used to open some programs. The note says to reload the application but I don't know where it came from. Tried using RegCure to scan my computer and fix problems but RegCure had to be registered to work. I again got the message xprt6.dll not found. So this precluded my fixing the problem with regcure. What program created this and how can I fix it?


A:Operating systems

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I reinstalled windows xp pro. Now everytime I start my computer it shows Windows XP on there twice and has me choose one. Plus I think my computer maybe running a little slower because of this. How do I get rid of the one I dont need?

A:2 operating systems

You will need to edit boot.ini and remove the additional entry.

Your boot.ini will look similar to this one

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Check the default (e.g default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS) and delete the other entry. In above case (default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)PARTITION(2)\WINDOWS)

NOTE: Make a back up of your boot.ini prior to make changes. Making the incorrect changes will prevent your system to boot to windows.

To view and edit the Boot.ini file:

In Control Panel, start the Performance and Maintenance tool, and then click System.
On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Under System Startup, click Edit.

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I reinstalled windows xp pro. Now everytime I start my computer it shows Windows XP on there twice and has me choose one. Plus I think my computer maybe running a little slower because of this. How do I get rid of the one I dont need?

A:2 operating systems

You will need to edit boot.ini and remove the additional entry.

Your boot.ini will look similar to this one

[boot loader]
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(1)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

Check the default (e.g default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS) and delete the other entry. In above case (default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)PARTITION(2)\WINDOWS)

NOTE: Make a back up of your boot.ini prior to make changes. Making the incorrect changes will prevent your system to boot to windows.

To view and edit the Boot.ini file:

In Control Panel, start the Performance and Maintenance tool, and then click System.
On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Startup and Recovery.
Under System Startup, click Edit.

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How do I delete one of the operating systems (windows xp) from computer? When I start up my computer a list of two operating systems is listed and I must choose the second one. This happened after reformatting my computer.

A:Two Operating Systems

go to start < run > type msconfig < click ok > go to the boot.ini tab < click on check all boot paths if one says it is not valid let it delete it

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I was wondering if it was possible to install 3 seperate 320gb SATA harddrives (so not in RAID) and then install XP on all 3 and then triple boot?

A:3 operating systems

you would just have to configure the boot.ini to incorporate all the drives separately and state a boot wait time in order to pick your choice (pretty sure, not 100% sure though)

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Well, my question is just that if i were to install 2 operating systems on my computer, how would i do it? would i just install the new one and press f8 or something at the computer start up to switch between them?

Thanks :0)

A:2 operating systems...

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Just wondering if it is at all possible to use an xp system to run a game, that specifically says 95/98? I know this sounds like a duh kind of question, but thought maybe there are plugins or new drivers I could use or something to make them compatible.

A:Using different Operating systems..

Yeah I think it's possible, I bought a game for my xp pro, says on the game insert "windows 3.1 or windows 95" pretty old stuff. Anyway, I think that might just be the minimum. Good luck

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to make an long story short, ive ended up with an operating system on my C drive and one on my E drive. I may have somehow forgot to partition C drive when I was doing a complete re-install of my xp home, sp2 operating system. When booting it gives me the option selecting which version, it lists two identical ones, but won't let me choose either, after 30 seconds continues on till blue screen. I've tried to re-format E drive but it tells me to close any windows utilities and try again, to no avail. Same with the C drive. I would just like to re-format both drives and start from scratch, which is a huge undertaking because I use my computer as a DAW and installing and authorizing is going to be a major headache. What can I do..................thanks, Dave

A:Two operating systems

just insert your xp disk. When it gets to the screen where you select the drive/partition to install on, you can format both drives from there.

or you can boot to xp recovery console and format from there.

Format Command (Recovery Console)

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Hello. I currently have XP on my system, but would also like to be able to boot into windows 98 second edition. The operating system that used to be on this computer. Since I have upgraded I notice that a lot of my favorite games are not compatible with XP so I would like 98 on the computer so that I use it for game play. I have a second drive on this computer, but cannot remember how to get the computer to install to D drive (second drive) instead of C drive. Also after I have windows 98 installed how do I select that operating system during boot up?

Thank you


A:would like to use 2 operating systems

Looks pretty simple here:

Do tell how it goes...

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I want to install Windows ME on a separate, Internal HDD. I want to be able to occasionally use it instead of Windows XP. Is this possible? What problems might I encounter? Thanks.


A:Two Operating Systems

You shouldn't have any problems installing windows me on a separate HDD as long as the hard drive with windows xp is not connected to the computer while your installing windows me on the second HDD. After Windows Me is installed you can reconnect the Windows XP HDD to your computer. At this point you may have to setup the Bios to ask you at startup what version of windows do you want to use but i don't know how to do this so i'll ask a friend to enter the thread & help you with that step.

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Okay so, my father just recently bought a HP Pavilion Slimline s5-1435d PC that came preinstalled with windows 8. I am still using my old Acer aspire 4741g laptop which was preinstalled with windows 7. The problem now is that my father don't really like windows 8, he prefers windows 7. And i want to upgrade to windows 8. So what I want to ask if it is possible to like switch operating systems with him or something like that??? Which i means like i get his windows 8 and he gets my windows 7?

A:Operating systems

Absolutely not. These are Oem licenses which are tired to the machine they came with. They cannot be transferred to any other computer.

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Hi everyone HAPPY NEW YEAR,
I have installed a 2nd hard drive and windows 7, and i want to run both systems XP & W7 (not at once) the reason for this is W7 is not compatible with a lot of my stuff.
query how do i configure HDD's, at present i have to shut down pc and disconnect 1 HHD and reboot into the other O/S and vice versa,do i have to have jumpers in as slave or master on 2nd HDD? at present master HDD is a sata, 2nd HDD is ide and connected to slave connector, the master connector (ide) is connected to cd rom, when i go into sys property start up and recovery only one HDD is visible even when both HDD are connected. I posted topic 27/12/09 re ide / sata connection, but have now come up with this problem
Can someone help me as i don't want to be pulling out plugs all the time too change O/Systems
cheers TWOBOB

A:Two operating systems?

Connect the IDE drive to the master and the cd to slave.

Then use this to get sorted out.
This will give you a menu a boot time to select which operating system that you want to use and allow everythig to stay hooked up.

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First off, thanks a bunch, I was having problems with getting IE to work in Windows XP after loosing all my System Restore points and reloading windows. I did a fresh install and with you guy's help I have it running fine, EXCEPT now when i turn on my comp, it gives me a choice of 2 identical Windows XP Operating Sytems to choose from, 1 has the old glitch, the new copy is workign perfect, but can I just delete the old one? I don't care about any settings or anything, I just want it gone. Thanks again ahead of time!

A:How to get rid of 1 of 2 Operating Systems

Me too. After solving some network problems, (Thankx folks) I am left with a choice of OS. XP is default, but W2K is offered as well. How do I delete it? Do I need to? Can I reformat C: and reinstall XP?

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I have a Toshiba laptop. I reformatted it in December using the 2 disks that came with the computer. It has not worked properly since. It takes 3-5 minutes to start up and one of the games (zuma) that had worked before I reformatted is not working as well as before. I was told to just install another version of xp over the original. When we went to install xp it asked where we wanted it. It listed 3 partitions (when you go to my computer all it shows is C and D drives). Apparently we picked the wrong drive. Now I have 2 operating systems and I want to remove the new xp. Can anyone help me? If I reformat c drive using the right click on c drive and hit format will that wipe it of and can I then reinstall the original xp from the disks that came with the computer? Thanks John

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Given your situation, you're probably better off reformatting the entire HDD. I'd make your disks that Toshiba might require (applications, drivers, recovery disks, basically the recovery partition on a disk) and then run an application that writes zeros (do it through a live linux, or download GWScan from, those are the ways I know of, no gaurentee GWScan will work for you), and recover from Toshiba's media. If you can't get the recovery cd's from Toshiba's partition, call them. It might cost you.

Keep in mind that writing zeroes to your drive, or any recovery, makes it very hard to recover your data.

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A while back I had wanted my computer basically formatted but didn't want to lose some of my music and files. A friend had thought he could do it by re-installing windows XP and copying over some files or something like that.

But what has happened is that now I have two Windows XPs running on my computer. When I start up the computer a black screen comes up that says this:

"Please select the operating system to start:"

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

How can I get rid of one of the operating systems??


A:Two operating systems

Ordinarily, they have been auto-formatted into two different partitions on the one hard drive. If you know you don't have two partitions, scroll to the bottom of this post and step 2 is there. If you do have two partitions, or you're not sure, complete step one.

1.Go to:

Control Panel > Performance and Maintenence > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management

Now this part can get tricky. If you see only one parition then deleting it will obviously not work so scroll to the next step. If there is more than one partition read on. Do you have linux or another operating system installed on your computer? If so there may be more than 2 partitions. To distinguish Linux from Windows, look at the partition type. If the partition is NTFS then it is a Windows partition, if not recognised - a linux one. If not there will only be 2 and you now must distinguish which one you need to delete. Ordinarily you can't delete one of these because you are currently using it. Right click on the partition you wish to delete and press delete partition.

2. Now to get rid of the booting loader:

Control Panel > Performance and Maintenence > System

Then go to the Advanced Tab. There will be a startup and recovery box at the bottom of this screen. Click on settings, and then click on edit in the top box. There should be two Windows XP Home Edition options. Find the partition you just deleted and delete that line of coding. An alternative is to set t... Read more

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If I have two operating systems loaded on a computer, when I turn it on, will it automatically ask what operating system I want to use, will it not boot, or will it just pick one? Do I need a special program to get to choose what one I want?

A:If I Have Two Operating Systems...

If you've setup both OS's correctly, then yes.

For example:

If you wanted to have both Windows 98SE and Window XP on the same computer you would need to:
1. Partiton your hard drive into two or more logical drives
2. Install Windows 98SE on the first drive
3. Install Windows XP on the second drive

Now when you started up the computer, you would be presented with a menu from which you could choose your operating system. All major OS's (Windows, Linux, etc) come with their own bootloader (which presents the menu to you.

What OS's were you looking to install?

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My bro accidently installed 2 OS's on his comp. He had originally windows 98 and upgraded to Xp. Now it's slowing down his comp, How does he Uninstall 98 without harming Xp?

A:2 Operating Systems

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Which one is the best operating system?

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I like Animal's answer here: one that works to the users expectation. It's like asking whats the best flavor of ice cream. It's personal preference if you don't add qualifiers to the question. Whats the best nonfat, non fruit flavored ice cream made in Texas? Then we can narrow the field.

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Does anyone know any genuine websites , where you can buy operating systems .

Thank you

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Among hundreds of others.

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I'm trying to install Windows XP, I started out with my Dell loaded with Windows 98 then went to ME, from that to 2000. I think, not sure, but I think that windows 2000 did not load properly and I don't know where to find it to take it out of the darn system. Every other time I've gone through the process, no problem but now while tring to load XP says "cannot continue, detect more than one operating stystem", HELP please. I did try to reload windows 2000 to take it out that way, again, "detect two operating systems" I took out ME and tried that, still the same thing. Help Help Thanks

A:two operating systems?

Reformat? then install XP and 2000 to another directory? Upgrading OS's seems like a bad idea to me

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Hey was just wondering whether it was possible to put win98 and winxp on the same hard disk without needing to partition the drive?

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I recently updated to Win XP. The update I had was not an update. The result is that I now have 2 Operating Systems. On start up I am given a choice of which one to use. (the other one is Win 2000) Can I easily get rid of Win 2000?

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Hello to all!

I have an original installed version of Windows XP Pro on my HD. I now have a 2nd HD installed in the Computer case with it. I want to run both if possible. Not at the same time, but when it loads up I can choose which one I can run. I want one for my Pro Tools LE software and music only and other for everything else. One Hard Disk is using Sata cable and the other is using something that kind of looks like a ribbon. Is this possible to have the option to only load one at a time? Right now I keep opening my case and unplugging one on boot up.
Thank in advance!

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You can install an OS on the second drive and have the option at boot which to load. Is that what you'd like to do? If so, do you have a second disk?

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I have two hard drives currently hooked up to my computer. I am running windoxs XP on one of them. I have just recieved a free copy of Ubuntu from linux. I was wondering if it is possible to intall that on my second hard drive and have an option to pick what OS i want to run when i start my computer up.

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I would think so, unless the Linux package is specifying the installation drive to be the C: drive.

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I had installed windows xp and Obantu on my lappy. First I removed Obantu and then installed windows 7 through ' Advanced ' option. It appears that I could not do it properly and as a result , though windows 7 is working ok, everytime I boot I have to make a choice among the three systems. This is quite irritating as I want to use only windows 7.

Please suggest some remedy. Thanks.

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If your happy with Windows 7 as is, you can try this method: Remove a Windows 7 Dual Boot, Part I | PCWorld
But since you just installed you might want to download the ISO image for Active Kill Disk and burn the ISO image to a CD or USB Flash with either their tool or IMGBurn in my signature. Boot off of the Killdisk and do a low level format, This wipes out all data on all partitions, so backup first, this will take some time so be patient. Once done, you can install Windows 7 on a totally clean drive.

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How do I combine dual boot into 1 operation system. After downloading Windows XP Service Pack 2 my pc constantly rebooted. I deleted FAT files on partition trying to install and repair. There are now 2 windows xp home editions to choose. The one that allowed access to all my files and settings fails with hard drive configuration message. The other boots up with only the recycle bin visable. How do I fix the errored OS. Help!

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I use Windows XP, and using the Photo Show 5, whenever I want to email or make a DVD out of one of the shows, I get the following message:
"We are unable to communicate with Photo Show online at this time. Check that your internet connection is active and your firewall showings are adjusted to allow Photo Show access to the internet."
I have tried everything they have suggested, except the last one...MSCONFIG, then to click on start up and look more closely at the software running on your computer that may affect internet access, but I'm afraid to do that, because it might affect my computer's vulnerability. Please try to help me. Thank you.
Peggy Hodges

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What firewall are you using?

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I recently posted the following on another site and didn't get and helpful responses, so I'll try here (note: it involves both Vista and 7).


I'm having trouble installing both Windows Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64. With Vista, I can boot and make it to the desktop, but shortly thereafter I have weird graphics glitches and the screen basically becomes unusable and I have to manually reboot (it does this on each subsequent restart, as well). Additionally, the audio from my Logitech S220 is all garbled and that's a problem as well.

With Windows 7, I can't get past the "Starting Windows" splash screen -- it just freezes there.

I've heard that I should remove a stick of RAM (I have 2x2GB sticks...I heard it needs to be 3 GB or less...don't quote me on this) on install and insert it's my system:

- Dual boot Windows Vista SP2 / Windows 7 7600.16385 (both x86, obviously)
- AMD Athlon 64 X2 5050e @ 2.6 GHz
- 4 GB DDR2 RAM @ 667 (I believe)
- Ultra 500W PSU
- Hitachi 250 GB HDD / WD 640 GB HDD
- Acer Aspire M1100 desktop
- Acer F690GVM mobo w/ 10/10/2007 BIOS revision
- Acer X183H monitor

If anyone could help it'd be much appreciated. Please note I haven't tried removing a stick of RAM and installing yet; but if that's the only way let me know (I find that weird, but, hey, whatever works I guess).

Also, FWIW, Windows says I can run 64 bit (in the print scores section of the WEI).


A:Regarding 64 bit Operating Systems

Hi jshimmy and Welcome to the forums.
You can use this tutorial to dual boot windows 7 with vista.
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and Vista

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not sure if this is the right place for this post...if not, sorry.

i have a system up and running with windows 7 rc on my c: drive. i salvaged and installed a 2nd hd from another system which has windows xp installed, and is recognized as an e: drive. i can change the bios to boot from this 2nd hd and windows xp loads, but is unresponsive to my wireless keyboard and mouse, which uses a receiver plugged into a usb port. can i boot into my windows 7 and install my kb/mouse drivers onto the 2nd drive so that i can use them when i boot into xp? thanks.

A:2 hdd's, 2 operating systems

If you are asking can O/S 1 install drivers for O/S2...the answer is no. The files can be put in place but the registry settings will be lacking.

The mouse and keyboard...are automatically recognized and drivers installed by Windows...upon boot.

As for using wireless devices...the manufacturer's instructions for installing said products...govern.

I don't do wireless anything...but it might be worthwhile to try an ordinary mouse/keyboard...then install the drivers for the wireless devices, uninstall the normal keyboard/mouse drivers...shut down. Attach the wireless devices and see if the wireless drivers now work for the wireless devices.


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