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Windows year will not reset

Q: Windows year will not reset

I have windows XP media edition on a Gateway 510XL 3.2 mhz machine. My AVG was expiring so I decided to try another program. I got McAfee security suite and installed it on my system. I had problems on the install (conflict with ad-aware plus) and tried to reinstall. Before reinstall I picked up a bug that automatically resets my home page to http://www.new114.com.cn:8080/ every time I reboot.

I installed McAfee and my system ran very slow and the date was reset to 1970 and cannot be changed. I removed McAfee and now the date is fixed at 1990. Is this progress?

Checked the BIOs and it had the same year.

Rechecked the BIOs date was 4/09/1990

Replaced battery, no change BIOs date is 4/10/1990
reset the BIOS date to 4/09/2007
saved and started reboot
reentered BIOS F2 on the bootup date was 4/09/2007
at XP Welcome screen selected "administrator"
date error message appeared
The Windows start up sound (tones) stops half way through
Check Processes running
there is a Nortons.exe that has to be deleted before the boot will complete fully
there are also some unknown processes running that would give me alerts when I had the McAfee security system installed that they were trying to access the internet.
8CF2A84.exe
931EFC53.exe
CC1C4099.exe
there are two others but they disappear quickly
These are listed as "administrator" files

Time appears to be correct at 22:51
replaced battery no change
rebooted - changed bios date remained 4-10-1990

A: Windows year will not reset

Sounds like you should try a new battery. If that solves the date/time problem, then run an HJT scan and put it in the Security forum for analysis.

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Hi,
I've read every post I could find on this so I'm sorry to ask another dumb question but here goes.

I created an access database (volunteer work) which has an autoincrement field to issue numbers to animals taken in at our shelter. My 'boss' (also a volunteer) wants this simple autoincrement changed to a value which begins with the two digit year and then has 4 digits, starting with 0001 which will increment sequentially and restart at 0001 with the new calendar year. Therefore, records will start with 10-0001, 10-0002, etc for this year and 11-0001, 11-0002 for next year.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Autoincrement field including year - restart each year

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I have created
C:\00 - savehere \2012
C:\00 - savehere \2013
C:\00 - savehere \2014

current vba code is:-
ChDir "C:\00 - savehere \2012"
Range("c57:h102").ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF, Filename:=composedfn & ".pdf"
Is there a way to save to ChDir "C:\00 - savehere \ currentyear
without having to change the vba integer value to each new year? or using if statements for each year? So when the 1st of jan comes it automatically save to the new current year directory and if possible creates a directory at the start of each new year as well?
 

A:Solved: Save PDF to a year directory each new year or month

If folder exist....

' Does this directory exist? If not, create it.
If objFSO.FolderExists(strParentPath) = False Then
Set newFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder(strParentPath)
Wscript.Echo "Put a ocr fold here" &
Else
'Save it here code'
End If

This will get you the year
CurrentDate = Date
File_Year = DatePart("yyyy",CurrentDate)

You should be able to code it with this info
 

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I found a post on this exact topic from back in 2010. I am trying to incorporate the code into my database and am not able to get the code to work if I make any changes. Here is the link to the previous thread: http://forums.techguy.org/business-...increment-field-including-year-restart-2.html

I have also uploaded the database that was provided in the last post. If I try to change the field and object names I appear to be unsuccessful in having the code still work even when I change the items in the code as well. I woud like some help. I would like for there to be a field called "RequestDate" that has the date stamp that is keyed in by the user. Then after that is keyed in on the form the "AssignmentID" field is updated to the new assignment number. The "RequestDate"="Admit_Date" and "AssignmentID"="ActualFWCNumber". I am trying to do this in Access 2010. If I make changes either the number field doesn't autopopulate or the same number keeps repeating. Any and all assistance on this would be great.
 

A:Autoincrement field including year - restart each year

tamanthalou, welcome to the forum.
As you have posted the original database a copy of your database with no data in it would be better to understand your problem.
 

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at a wal-mart store. It disappeared from my PC although the year not up until 2016. I saw for a minute the Product Key on my PC but it is now gone alone with all traces of Norton 360> How do I reinstall my product key?

A:I bought a 1 year protection for 1 year Norton 360

I'm not exactly sure what you need but if you're asking how to recover the 360 product key so you can reinstall you might try Belarc:http://www.belarc.com/free_download...It will list most/all? of the product keys associated with your installed software. For anything beyond that you may need to contact Norton.

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I have an installation folder on my main machine(Windows 7) with all my software. I have repeatedly run into issues connecting odd devices to my shared folder. This time I have installed Windows 10 Technical Preview (on a different machine) and don't understand why it tells me I can't access my own machine. After all these years, you would think user friendly would be a reality. It seems to be a coin toss as to which machines will connect. I hate never knowing I can access my own machine without issue. Here I am trying to install applications but yet I can't get to my storage location.

What is the secret to sharing your machine, so that anyone on the same network can access shared folders?

Edit: I always turn on "Network Discovery" and "File and Print Sharing".
 

A:Network connection issues (year after year)

I'm more brutal via the firewall:

set trust localhost and your lan ip's, eg 192.168.0.1/24

then add two rules for only the PRIVATE PROFILE

inbound allow tcp/udp from 192.168.0.1/24 to any for ports 137-139,445
outbound allow tcp/udp from any to 192.168.0.1/24 for ports 137-139,445
I use a much more complicate scheme in reality to enforce known vs unknown devices and to segregate WiFI from wired access, but that's just me.

In services, ensure these are running

Bonjour Service ( mDNSResponder)
fdPHost
Network Connections
Network List Service
Network Location Awareness

 

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Help!!! My ex roommate reset a password to my computer and now I can't get onto it I need to reset my password I don't care if I lose my data

A:reset paswrd toshiba windows 7 home without reset disk

Which password ?  Windows log in password or BIOS password ?

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I have a Windows 8 tablet Acer Iconia W700(I5 Core) and i am trying to factory reset to the default settings again because of the stupid problems i am having on the tablet.
Here is the problem i am trying to get into the BIOS which is the 1 step on the Acer website but for some bizarre reason when it is completely off i press the Windows button and the power button to get in to the BIOS as it says on the Acer Website but it keeps going to the start menu/desktop now instead of going to the BIOS. :/
I have factory reset/hard reset on my Acer Iconia W700 a couple times and i never had this problem before, i gone in to the BIOS no problem!!!
Can someone help me please?? Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 tablet factory reset/hard reset problem!!! HELP!!

Is it still under warranty? You should try contacting Acer.

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Is my Android Infected? Anybody... That can help me.. I've got Screenshot of Everything

A:windows PC is so last year...

Hi Tpw, as you didn't give any symptoms, I say we should run some scans.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As AdministratorClick on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.Junkware Removal ToolPlease download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection... Read more

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I am a user of windows 8.1. I have already reserved windows 10. We all know that windows 10 is going to release soon. What I have heared is that win 10 is free for 1 year. So I am little bit confused that if I ugrade to win 10 now so after 1 year of use I have to pay for it or not?
Thanks
 

A:Do I have to pay for windows 10 after one year of use?

No. It doesn't mean it's free only for 1 year. It means that you have 1 year to claim your free copy. You can do the upgrade now or later but if you do it after 29 July 2016 you'll have to buy it so take your time and decide if you want it now. It's not the bad idea to wait 2-3 months while they fix some bugs etc.
 

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I wonder if Win7 SP1 next year will be the last retailed edition for sale in the market or not. I remember the final boxed version of XP is SP2 and the OEM version is SP3. However Vista Boxed and OEM disc only got SP1 and customers must download SP2 from the Internet themselves !!

I ask this question is because I like to collect and keep the lastest boxed version and oem version of a Windows. So now, I have Vista SP1 OEM and Vista SP1 Boxed Edition. XP SP2 Boxed EDition and XP SP3 OEM edition.

I didn't buy Vista SP1 until I confirmed that there won't be Vista SP2 for sale in the market.

A:Windows 7 SP1 next year...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Summer4Ever


I wonder if Win7 SP1 next year will be the last retailed edition for sale in the market or not.


If MS know the answer to that I doubt they will make it public, I think it is a case of wait and see!

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Hello guys,

What have you enjoyed so far?

A:Windows 7 almost a year old

Its time for something new.

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It has been very frustrating to rebuilding a Windows 7 desktops last year or so.  After the installation of Windows7 Home or Pro SP1 disks click on Check Updates and it could run for 2 days before it lists the 240 updates to install.  Anyway
to speed this up?  I know Microsoft wants us to use Windows 10 but some businesses and older home hardware have to have Windows 7.  I wish and hope this torcher will stop soon and Microsoft comes up with a fix.  Any help is appreciated!!! 
Thanks!!!

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Hi all,I came across this and thought it may be usefull to a few people here on the forums, although if you use 16 bit applications you may want to keep this disabled:This security hole is said to affect 32bit Windows operating systemsA CRITICAL FLAW has been found in the Windows NT trap handler that makes all Windows machines wide open to hackers. The problem has been a feature of every Windows system for the last 17 years and no one has noticed. According to Full Disclosure, the security hole in Windows allows users with restricted access to escalate their privileges to system level. It can be done on all 32-bit versions of Windows from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 7. This is not likely to bother consumers much, but corporate IT managers will be wetting themselves.And the removal instructions. Enabling the "Prevent access to 16-bit applications"1. Start2. Run (Windows key + R)3. Type gpedit.msc and press enter (Run as Administrator if need be) 4. Expand - Computer Configuration5. Expand - Administrative Templates6. Expand - Windows Components 7. Open - Application Compatibility section.8. Double Click 'Prevent access to 16 bit applications'9. Check Enabled10 Click Apply then OkHere is a screenshot to help those having any troubles: http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/smak...6bitdisable.jpgSources:http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1...nt-windows-flawhttp://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-issue...s-vulnerability

A:17 year old Windows flaw discovered in Windows 7. How to close this security vulnerability

According to the same site microsoft had promised to patch the hole in security http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1...osoft-patch-bug. I am afraid I am one of those people who just has automatic updates on and hardly checks to see what I am actually downloading. I guess if some person who shouldnt have admin access especially in a company or business was to get it this way microsoft would have to do a lot of explaining. Its amazing that only after 17 years this hole has been found.

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I'm not sure of what to really ask, so let me just say what the message is that I keep getting!
  A window, that says you have 21 drivers missing  the performance of the screen is very poor at times,

   it takes over 5 minutes for my screen to come up, I can be on a site, and it will freeze up or just take me to another site,  and at first I thought the drivers was for a printer I don't have a printer, please help me and I do not have
a battery in it, I just keep it plugged in!

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So I bought a used PC which had Windows 7 Ultimate about a year ago. It's a somewhat old desktop PC, 4GB RAM, average stuff, nothing extraordinary but not a dinosaur either. A couple days ago a message started popping up saying I needed to validate my Windows; quite odd since I'd been using the computer for a year already. Anyways, I downloaded the program suggested by the message, and it said Microsoft couldn't complete the validation process. I should also mention that I want to upgrade to Windows 10 but don't have any of the required updates, which also don't appear on W. Update.
I downloaded the MGADiag thing, if it's any use. If my Windows turns out to be invalid, what can I do? Will I still be able to download Win 10?
(Btw sorry if some of the code is in Spanish, English isn't my native language)

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85297
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {23BCBB47-03CF-4D98-BD1E-76874EBA024B}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.15031... Read more

A:Invalid Windows 7 after year's use

The installed Product Key is the Default Key - which can never be legally activated.
The motherboard is a retail one.
The activation was circumvented by installation of an Activation Exploit - which Windows eventually discovered after installation of KB971033.

The current installation is therefore counterfeit.
Is there a COA sticker for Windows on the machine's case anywhere?

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Hello Every one, well today I booted to into windows 7 and it just Crashed, (weird I know ) so I tried several reboot attempt, and it would get to the windows LOGO and just crash, i was unable to get the Error code.it went by to fast

I then tried to do a repair, no luck, then tried to do a image restore ( have done a few in the past and they worked ) and the restore image was unable to restore, ( SSD drive was in use-Message )

So i tried to boot just from the SSD itself and said that the MBR was missing ( my first clue something is bad

So i tried to boot in safe mode.. i was able to boot into safe mode

so i just said let me bite the bullet and do a clean install of windows 7, I needed to do one anyways
And i could not do a Clean install of Windows 7( windows cannot be installed on this DISK.)

maybe some of my previous problems have finally come back to bite me

http://www.sevenforums.com/search.php?searchid=4534156

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance

A:1 Year old SSD will not boot into windows

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failu... Read more

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Hi I am sure I am not alone, but I honestly have my machine on literally 20 hours a day non stop working away. Its my work horse especially since I work online running a business.

Anyways - I am noticing a few things going a bit wrong like chkdsk.exe not working and a few other issues.

WOuld you suggest that it is a good thing to re-install a clean version of windows 7 from a previous image you made or is that a waste of time?

I mean, if my image backup has missing and corrupt registry items then I guess whats the point?

Thoughts please!

PS I wouldn't be able to re-build the system I have since there are way too many tweaks and setings to re-do, but I think that I have some issues.....

Maybe I should re-install the registry?

A:Should you re-install Windows every year?

I do mine every 6 months. Just to make sure it's clean.

With your drivers, files, and program installers organised. It's a 2 hour investment every 6 months. And Having a clean image with no updates or programs installed helps.

Why not?

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"Microsoft has announced that its next operating system will be offered as a free upgrade to owners of devices running Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Phone.

The announcement marks a change in strategy to its previous policy of charging for major updates.

The offer, which is limited to the OS's first year of release, may aid its adoption."
 

A:Windows 10 to be free in its first year

We shall see.......how they eventually make sure you pay through the nose for it.
 

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Hello!

I've been having a problem with my Windows 7 x64 machine BSOD on me a few times a month for over a year!

I've finally reached the breaking point and have asked for help!

Attached is a rar of all my minidump files. Please let me know if you need anything else.

I appreciate your help!

A:Windows 7 x64 - BSOD - Over a year

Hi -

There were 50 total BSOD dumps (the max retained by Windows 7) dating back to January 2012.

To start with, update Asus ATK0110 mobo utility driver. This 2005 version is known to cause BSODs -

Code:
ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)
http://www.sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=ASACPI.sys

Remove ElbyCD for now -

Code:
ElbyCDIO.sys Thu Dec 17 17:25:16 2009 (4B2AAFCC)
http://www.sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=ElbyCDIO.sys

If BSODs continue, run Driver Verifier -

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


BSOD SUMMARY

Code:
Debug session time: Wed Apr 17 20:29:40.379 2013 (GMT-4)
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\SysnativeBSODApps\041713-36987-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
System Uptime: 2 days 14:32:03.830
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!FsRtlTeardownPerStreamContexts+e2 )
BugCheck 19, {20, fffffa800a7cf6f0, fffffa800a7cf7a0, 40bffff}
BugCheck Info: BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)
Bugcheck code 00000019
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000020, a pool block header size is corrupt.
Arg2: fffffa800a7cf6f0, The pool entry we were looking for within the page.
Arg3: fffffa800a7cf7a0, The next pool entry.
Arg4: 00000000040bffff, (reserved)... Read more

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I have a Gateway PC I bought from BestBuy about 4 years ago. Today I started getting a message that I need to activate windows 7 !!!!! It has been working fine for years ! How am I supposed to activate it ? I have done NO work or modifications to the PC.
Now I know why people switch to Macs !

A:activate windows - on 4 year old PC ?

Click on activate to do it online? If it fails, call MS Support Center and let they deal with the issue.

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Windows XP the third-most popular OS after 15 years
It seems crazy to think that there are people out there using a 15-year-old operating system, but it’s happening. In fact, so many people are still running Windows XP right now that it is currently the third-most popular OS in use.
Microsoft actually stopped supporting Windows XP two years ago, which means the platform no longer sees updates of any kind — not even critical security patches. What’s more, even third-party developers like Google have stopped supporting it.
Despite all this, Windows XP’s 10.9 percent share of the market means it has a larger install base than Apple’s latest OS X El Capitan software (4.05 percent), and Windows 8.1 (9.56 percent). Windows 10 just about beats it with 14.15 percent...
Windows 7 still reigns king, with a whopping 51.89 percent share of the user base.
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/04/08/windows-xp-the-third-most-popular-os-after-15-years/
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Remark:   This is NOT surprising.   Windows XP was a very "solid" OS... especially in comparison to its predecessor (Win ME) and successor (Vista).   It worked very well, and people liked it.   And let's face it:  people don't throw away "appliances" [be it a computer, microwave, refrigerator, and especially a car] just because its warrantee period has expired.
So okay, a computer is not a car. &nbs... Read more

A:15 year-old Windows XP the 3rd-most popular OS

Yep...totally agree. A much more intuitive interface and a much simpler format and layout. You could find where to go and how to get stuff done without having to conduct a self directed search wondering where everything was changed to or hidden. Vista wasn't so bad and has worked well on my old XPS-420 but Windows 7 started the veer toward the dark side. If this machine fails I am going shopping for a rehabbed Dell with Winndows 7. Have no need or desire to have a screen full of tiles that I have to swipe.
I did some temp work a few years ago for a major health insurance company as they were ramping up for ACA. The OS they were upgrading from was DOS! That was an interesting experience, to say the least. Had so many programs open we had to use two monitors.

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Hi, I have an old (but working amazingly good!) 64bit processor HP Compaq 6730s, upgraded with a SSD drive and 8gb DDR2 ram memory. Currently it is dual-booting running windows 7 home premium, 64 bit edition, pretty smoothly -it has given no problems so far, and Ubuntu 14.04. I am pretty tempted to upgrade to windows 10, but given that it is a relatively old computer, I am not sure wether the hardware will be fully compatible with w10... and also I do not want to loose my partitions! So what do you recommend me... shall I go for it? Thank you very much for your help and for creating amazing computers like the 6730s! Gonzalo











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A:Windows 10 in my 7 year-old HP Compaq 6730s -should I try it...

Hi: I have the elitebook 6930p which has basically the same hardware as your model. W10 works just fine on mine, but I do not have a webcam, nor do I use the fingerprint reader or protect tools security software, so I cannot confirm that those work on W10. You should be able to recover to W7 very easily if you do not delete the windows.old folder. To revert, go to settings>update and secuity> http://www.askvg.com/how-to-restore-previous-windows-version-after-upgrading-to-windows-10/

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This just in from ZDnet by Ed Bott, that MSFT will cease to allow new machines to be sold with Win7 on them.  I've not read the article yet, but it should be self explanatory.  So do your shopping now. That's what I'm going to do.  Now.
 
Ironically, I just now uploaded three videos showing what business laptops are being sold by Lenovo, Dell, HP to prove that they aren't selling Win10 machines.  They are using Win8.1 licenses' downgrade rights to sell Win7.  The videos are updates on the ones I did back at the beginning of September, to see if the September results were still valid.
 
You can see the videos here (Dell), here (HP) and here (Lenovo, but the video shows the Win7 machines sold out);  vids were made 10/26 and at least Dell has radically changed its website interface now.  The videos are boring, though.  Better to just go to the websites, instead.
 
The Dell machines shown in the video are mostly gone, now; or, the website redesign makes it look that way.  The machines shown in the video are now (right now, this minute) showing as only available preconfigured in Win7Pro 64 or Win10.  When just now I did a mock purchase, those were the only options:  not, Win8.  You'll find more Win8 machines available on HP.
 
Thank you for your time.  So much of my life would be so much worse, were it not for BC.  I hope to 'give back'.  Thank you again.

A:Windows 7 new PC sales have only one year left

I was talking to a tech at Eset while  he was fixing my computer and He told me that Microsoft was not going to give updates to win 7 much longer. Hope that he is wrong.
Jim

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Hello community. Me and my wife, have a PC with Win8.1 installed. The thing is that the constant requirement of entering user passwords everything we switch is very annoying.

Is there anyway to bypass password screens for all users when Windows are booting or when we change users?

Thank in advance for your time

A:Multi-year Windows 8.1 without passwords

Hi Gonik, welcome to the Eight Forums.

That can be done using a Local Account. Windows 8 and 8.1 can use either a Microsoft Account or a Local Account, difference being that a Microsoft Account is connected to an email address. As an email account always requires a password it cannot be removed, therefore the password is also required when signing in to Windows. To put it very short, a Microsoft Account always needs a password.

A Local Account is traditional Windows user account as used in Windows 7 and earlier versions. It may or may not have a password, as user has selected, and even if the password is selected it can be removed. When a Local Account is used in Windows 8 or 8.1, the user can select a separate and individual email account to be used with each Windows Store App needing an email account.

Tutorials:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8Windows Store - Sign in with Different Microsoft Account in Windows 8
Kari

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Hi, I found a great release for iPhone 7 that is InkCase i7 from Oaxis, but now I am wondering for this technology for my windows fablet too. Is there any possibility to get this smart case with a extra display soon?
Have a nice day.
Kashfiya

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I have had a Compaq CQ62-219wm for over a year; however, now I get a message indicating that my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 is not genuine. Upon downloading a key finder software, I noted that the product key has "Trial" indicated (in spaces 6-10). Could this be a result of not activating within 30 days? My service protection is enabled.

Please find additional info below:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {664C77BE-0A8A-4990-8481-72E155002C97}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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A:Getting non-genuine windows message; have had cpu over a year

We can't do anything until you post the FULL report, unedited.

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I can't post to the News yet, so I will put some good news for Redmond here.






Quote:
Nearly half of 1,200 companies surveyed by a veteran technology analyst plan to deploy Windows 7 in its first year of availability, and another 11 percent say they will make the shift as soon as Microsoft releases the first service pack update for the new operating system.


Survey: 50% of businesses to deploy Windows 7 in first year

A:50% of businesses to deploy Windows 7 in first year

We will most likely be deploying it on all of our Vista based machines. Have been running Technet RTM copies on several of the older ones to make sure all is well...

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I have a 3 year old notebook running Win 7 Pro/sp1 x32. For various reasons, I have not used it since early in 2015 and kept it shut off. It's a nice little travel companion, but had been replaced by a more powerful Dell laptop more suitable to my current needs. It occurred to me the notebook could still serve as a nice platform for testing programs, rather than risk my workhorse desktop - also running Win 7. Then I realized that absolutely no updates to Windows or to programs had been made in almost 2 years. (Don't try this at home!) So I fired it up, and rolled up my sleeves.First stop was Windows Update, to see what I had missed. The search for updates took all night. Turns out there were only about 90 Important and 40 optional updates listed, totaling almost half a GB, waiting for download. Included were 15-20 of those pesky .Net Framework updates. Yikes! Where to begin?So I selected the one at the top - a Cumulative Update for IE 11, published in Aug/2016 - as a reasonable one to test first. It got hung up at 5% into the download, and timed out. Back to the desktop, where things had slowed down to a crawl. Task Manager showed that svchost.exe was hogging between 50-100% of the CPU. Great, there are only about a dozen processes that use svchost. But one of those services is for  Windows Updater, which was running under manual mode. But stopping that service didn't seem to speed things up in general.Since system slowdowns can be caused by malware spoofing ... Read more

A:Windows Updates after a 1.5 Year Hiatus

I make it a point to turn on all my home PCs at least monthly --- specifically, for the sake of Windows Updates.   I'll typically also run Secunia's PSI, to help upgrade any other programs (typically browsers) I have on these systems.
Win7 (laptop, but which I use as if it were a desktop) is my primary system, my workhorse, for all daily chores.   Surprising, WinXP (laptop) is my secondary system... I keep it in the bedroom, so I don't have to carry my Win7 around the house.   I'm amazed how much can still be done on an XP system... especially since I downloaded and started using avast's SafeZone browser.   I also have an 8.1 tablet, which I use occasionally, but find its onscreen keyboard inconvenient when I wish to do a lot of typing [and this explains why my WinXP retains its secondary position in my household].

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New member,Hi to the group
Ok, I upgraded the ram from 0.5 to 2 but it runs like a charm excuse the pun
my button for the mouse thing on my very basic laptop was broke, so I am using a USB mouse with a wheel
and I think that helps with the scrolling, my learning curve was about an hour but I have used windows phone
so I think that helped, the cd drive was broke so installed by USB, very impressed with that, all in all very pleased.
Well done MS you have a winner on your hands.

A:Running Windows 8 RTM on 7 year old laptop

Interesting, is that laptop's screen resolution running at native? Just curious.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1300 running on Windows XP. It always says the year is 2005. The month and the day are correct, just not the year, and the time is always a few minutes off.

Every time you try to adjust it in the Date/Time section and click apply, it immediately goes back to 2005.

I have also gone into BIOS and changed it there, but when I exit BIOS and the computer starts, the year is always back to 2005.

I have done every diagnostic scan Dell told me to do several times and the hardware says it's fine. I even replaced my battery for good measure.

Please help! The date affects all my file dates which causes a lot of problems for me.

Thanks!

A:Wrong Year (2005) in Windows XP

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You say you already changed the CMOS battery?

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Dear tech support,

(Since this is my first post here, I hope it is in the right forum. My apologies if it isn't!)

The title pretty much describes the question I'm asking myself right now. I just noticed that all files, folders and software from the last year are missing. The most recent data is from May 2nd and onwarts (just the things I did on my pc since then), anything before that date is gone until april 2012. So basically there is a 1-year gap from which all data seems to have been removed.

More curiously: files, folders and software I have deleted in the past, are now back in the place they once were. This leads to me think that, somehow, my pc has performed/suffered a rollback of about a year after the Windows updates from May 2nd.

The whole thing puzzles me completely, never have I experienced something like this. Googling for information didn't help much either, nowhere could I find a similar story. Contacting the online Windows support chat resulted in a constant 'no employees are available', hence I decided to raise my question here.

Basically I want to ask you: do you have any idea what has happened and/or what to do about it? I am just clueless.

Some additional information:
- I am running Windows 7 Home Premium service pack 1
- My PC is about 5 years old, the oldest data dates back to 2008 and 2009. As mentioned, the old data is still present, it's just the most recent year or so that's gone
- The problem seems to have started after a large Windows update ... Read more

A:Did windows perform a 1-year rollback, by itself?

Windows restore from a recovery point does not affect user data only Windows system files. Even if you rolled back to a point that was a year old the user data would stay. It sounds more like a backup was restored but without user intervention I don't see how that would happen.

What do you use, if anything, for backup?

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Just recieved this on my newsfeedWindows 10 upgrade to be 'free' for one year - BBC newsIn my opinion this is fantastic news, as most of my devices are running windows 7/8.1 which should be eligable for a free upgrade.I have been toying around with windows 10 in a virtual machine and have found it's performance very good for a technical preview, have to wait and see what the finished product will be like.message edited by thomasad

A:Windows 10 upgrade to be 'free' for one year

Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately the BBC news left out the fine print shown on Windows 10 page on Microsoft's site here. Quoted: ?It is our intent that most of these devices will qualify, but some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. ISP fees may apply. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise outside of this offer. We will be sharing more information and additional offer terms in coming months.?Also quoted is the need to sign up for email for the upgrade offer using your Microsoft account.i_Xp/Vista/W7Usermessage edited by XpUser

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I built this computer about a year ago and installed a legit upgrade copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (installed a friend's copy of Windows 7 just to get through the upgrade process). I've had no problems with the OS until a few days ago when I noticed one of my USB devices turned off (a PS3 controller configured with MotionJoy). Then I noticed Windows came up with several notices claiming it wasn't genuine. It was displayed in popups and in the bottom right-hand corner of my desktop.

Apparently, Microsoft Security Essentials triggered it. This wasn't the first time I've had to deal with a validation issue in a Windows PC. I usually just had to run the validation tool and be done with it. However, when I ran the tool this time, it simply took me to a screen where I could buy a new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (or a new activation key?) to resolve missing security files. Obviously I'm not going to do that, but I'm running out of options other than perhaps running the Windows 7 Ultimate upgrade installer again and hoping that it returns Windows to default.

As it stands, I've tried reactivating, but it gives me an error message. I've tried running Windows Update because it seems that it stopped updating on the 21st, and that's when the latest security pack was installed. However, I get a code C0000022 error whenever I try to update. Should I just redo my upgrade installation or is there some other way to fix this? I'd appreciate a... Read more

A:Almost a year later, Windows claims it's not genuine.

I built this computer about a year ago and installed a legit upgrade copy of Windows 7 Ultimate (installed a friend's copy of Windows 7 just to get through the upgrade process).Click to expand...

The upgrade copy may have been legit, but a new computer requires a genuine full price copy of Windows. Even if you paid (the discounted price) for the upgrade it is not legit on a new computer. We cannot help with this issue.
 

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Now, at the end of dec, are the bugs pretty much worked out?
Or are people still experiencing problems and rough edges with kaspersky on win10?
 

A:windows 10 and kaspersky 2016 -- end of year

I think actual KTS/KIS2016MR0d is quite stable in W10, anyway there is a new 2016MR1 in RC (Release Candidate) stage that will come (official release) probably in January 2016, which comes with better support for W10, and some new improvements...
 

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I currently have an hp paviliondv4 (4gb RAM, 2.2GHZ with windows 7 and avast anti virus). I just bought and returned a Samsung NP550 (6GB RAM, 2.5GHZ with windows 8 and Kepersky security). As soon as I began surfing the net I noticed my new 600 dollar purchase was actually slower than my hp. I ran numerous speed tests and found out my less powerful hp was dogging my brand new more powerful computer. Best buy refunded the purchase completely but not with out a fight. At first they said it was not the computers fault and the Samsung was indeed faster as they pointed out the .3 GHZ advantage it had over the 2.2GHZ hp. They said internet speed is the only factor when speed testing...NONSENSE. I tested both computers on the same internet and the hp was faster in every category every time.The tech and I speed tested the two laptops once side by side and the hp won. Still he said It's not the computer. I told them to have a side by side race with my hp 50 times on the same internet opening a page and playing a video and that's when they refunded me completely including setup. I went to the back of the store and the display model was out performing my hp. Now I'm thoroughly confused. Maybe the display has a different security program? Is this a windows 8 issue? could Kapersky be causing lag? Did I get a defected model?
hp has AMD processor and the Samsung has core i5

A:New windows 8 Samsung Laptop is slower than 3 year old HP

It's between Kaspersky and Defective WiFi module.

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Hi. I was playing "Jazz Jackrabbit 2" on my computer, and it crashed with some kind of application error several times in a couple of hours. I've attached a screenshot of the error window(s). Also, for next time, how do I place an image inline in a post?

One more thing. Can someone give me a little information or links to information about what the Assembly Language registers pertain to in the Application Error windows of the screenshot? I've just started teaching myself Assembly Language, so I'm curious

A:What could cause a 17-year-old game to crash on a modern Windows 7?!

I`m shocked you could even install a 17 year old game

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Hello all. For two weeks now I've been trying to help an 84 year old veteran fix his virus infected 2 year old Windows 8 Gateway (Walmart) desktop. The poor old guy was a first time PC buyer when he purchased this PC two years ago, & didn't comprehend the implications of not renewing his anti-virus 60 day trial version. Consequently after continuing to operate his PC online for almost two years afterwards, he got badly infected. I went over there to help him a couple of weeks ago & it was obviously infected. I installed Malewarebytes, which found over 2100 malewares & 7 trojans... I've used factory restore from both inside Windows 8 & from boot, & it of course works but won't validate Windows 8 once it completes. I've even tried clearing cmos to no avail. It simply cannot read the encrypted product ID key from the UEFI bios. I could go into another (horrible) story about the third party out of warranty support vendor Acer references on their site, but really what good would it do at this point? Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks in advance for your time, consideration, & effort!regards, Frank











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A:Factory restore on 2 year old Windows 8 Gateway fa...

i would try to use the Microsoft phone activation before installing windows 7 (need to set Leagacy, disable secure boot, sometimes you need to update your BIOS too to have CSM option) from windows 8 desktop press:windows key logo + rtypeslui.exe 4press enter Choose to activate by phone then follow on screen instructions.

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Hey Everyone, new member here!

I've been reading this forum for years, but never had the need to ask a question myself until now... I'm hoping anyone can help me figure out what the heck is

wrong with my computer... I simply CANNOT use Microsoft Update! This has been the case for about a year I think, and I have never found a solution to it

and I have tried everything I read online and nothing will fix it....

Details:
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
- Sony Vaio VPCF127FX (3 years old)
- Bitdefender Total Security 2013
- Disabled windows firewall/anti-virus/defender
Problems:
- When trying to 'check for updates', I always get this error:
And error occured while checking for new updates for your computer. Error(s) Found: Code 80073712
- Cannot Install Internet Explorer 9!!
Things I've tried:
- My computer cannot run/execute SFC utility in prompt. It always gives this error:
Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation.
- I've tried Microsoft Fix it and it finds no problems
- I've tried the latest 'System Update and Readiness Tool'
- I'm confident it has nothing to do with bitdefender. Even so, I've disabled it and removed it to see if it was an issue and this problem is the same.

- Checking Windows Event Logs Gives This information:
Version=1
EventType=WindowsUpdateFailure
EventTime=130086362343763871
Consent=1
UploadTime=130086362344075871
ReportIdentifier=b749991f-94ce-11e2-8a62-544249158cdf
Response.BucketId=720737087
Response.BucketTable=5
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A:Windows Update Error - 80073712 (For Over A Year!)

have you tried running SFC from safe mode. I never run it in normal mode.

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Greetings,

This article SEEMS to say that although MS no longer makes patches for Windows XP, (stopped after April 8th, 2014) they have something called Custom Support, where for $200 a year, those who simply cannot update their Windows XP systems due to backwards compatibility issues, could still get Windows XP patches.

How is this possible? Can someone explain what the article means in terms of the Windows XP user?

http://www.computerworld.com/articl...patches-after-april--14--but-not-for-you.html

Jack
 

A:Solved: Windows XP? Custom Supprort? Pay MS $200 a Year.

As the article says, if you are a large company with a Custom Support Agreement Microsoft is required to keep up some support for three more years. And, for XP apparently it's costing those large companies about $200 per PC (per year?). For XP users not in a large company it means nothing.
 

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I'm sure you've all heard the news about Windows 10, the question now is what are you going to do.

A:Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 10 During Its Free For A Year Phase?

 I just wanted to participate in the poll 
 

Yes I will. :D

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I have an Asus K53E laptop that I purchased a little over a year ago and I bought it from Best Buy with an extended plan etc. The computer pops up with a message about not a genuine windows and after having three computer guys "repair" it now it is losing drivers for windows. In order to get it to boot I have to tell it to drop windows signature to see my desktop. I have been told this is a RAM problem and to download the drivers from the Asus site which I did and it did nothing. Seems to be a windows boot problem and I am tired of spending money on this machine. I have already spent its worth in repair people to constantly recover the machine. Laptops should last longer than a year I would assume. Now this one is an expensive paperweight. Any ideas?

A:year old Asus drops drivers to Windows 7

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please

Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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...and told him to open calculator. I had him start on the Desktop. He first looks for the Start button, to no avail. Looking confused, he thinks for a second, the just starts typing "calculator" on the Desktop. After that doesn't work, he starts clicking around until he accidentally grabs the top of the screen and pins it on the side. He then clicks in the empty space and makes it to the Start screen. Then, he looks for calculator in my pinned things, and after no success, he then types "calculator" again and successfully opens the program. His first comments "well, it will take some getting use to, but it's no big deal." I then show him how the Start button actually is there, just hidden. He affirms that yeah it's no big deal, just will take some getting used to.

Later, he was watching me use my PC, and I downloaded the Wikipedia app and pinned it. After that, I put down the computer and played some Xbox with him beside me. He's very interested in history, so he picks up the computer, and goes into the Wikipedia app. He asks me how to search in the app, and I showed him how to use Charms. After that, he was using it as if he had his whole life. He searches some Wikipedia, then when he can't find what he wanted there, he goes back to Start (using the hidden button) and hit the IE icon (which sends him to the desktop) and uses it to search and find things. I show him how he could bring up the recent apps menu to quickly go back to Wikipedia, an... Read more

A:So I gave a 13 year old tech-noob my Windows 8 PC...

I gave my ape a 13 year old computer and......nevermind

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Hello all. For two weeks now I've been trying to help an 84 year old veteran fix his virus infected 2 year old Windows 8 Gateway (Walmart) desktop. The poor old guy was a first time PC buyer when he purchased this PC two years ago, & didn't comprehend the implications of not renewing his anti-virus 60 day trial version. Consequently after continuing to operate his PC online for almost two years afterwards, he got badly infected. I went over there to help him a couple of weeks ago & it was obviously infected. I installed Malewarebytes, which found over 2100 malewares & 7 trojans... I've used factory restore from both inside Windows 8 & from boot, & it of course works but won't validate Windows 8 once it completes. I've even tried clearing cmos to no avail. It simply cannot read the encrypted product ID key from the UEFI bios. I could go into another (horrible) story about the third party out of warranty support vendor Acer references on their site, but really what good would it do at this point? Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks in advance for your time, consideration, & effort!regards, Frank










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A:Factory restore on 2 year old Windows 8 Gateway fa...

i would try to use the Microsoft phone activation before installing windows 7 (need to set Leagacy, disable secure boot, sometimes you need to update your BIOS too to have CSM option) from windows 8 desktop press:windows key logo + rtypeslui.exe 4press enter Choose to activate by phone then follow on screen instructions.

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Hello all. For two weeks now I've been trying to help an 84 year old veteran fix his virus infected 2 year old Windows 8 Gateway (Walmart) desktop. The poor old guy was a first time PC buyer when he purchased this PC two years ago, & didn't comprehend the implications of not renewing his anti-virus 60 day trial version. Consequently after continuing to operate his PC online for almost two years afterwards, he got badly infected. I went over there to help him a couple of weeks ago & it was obviously infected. I installed Malewarebytes, which found over 2100 malewares & 7 trojans... I've used factory restore from both inside Windows 8 & from boot, & it of course works but won't validate Windows 8 once it completes. I've even tried clearing cmos to no avail. It simply cannot read the encrypted product ID key from the UEFI bios. I could go into another (horrible) story about the third party out of warranty support vendor Acer references on their site, but really what good would it do at this point? Does anyone have a fix for this? Thanks in advance for your time, consideration, & effort!regards, Frank










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A:Factory restore on 2 year old Windows 8 Gateway fa...

i would try to use the Microsoft phone activation before installing windows 7 (need to set Leagacy, disable secure boot, sometimes you need to update your BIOS too to have CSM option) from windows 8 desktop press:windows key logo + rtypeslui.exe 4press enter Choose to activate by phone then follow on screen instructions.

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Greetings.
First of all, I have had this laptop for about a year. It worked fine with almost no problems. Until today where I got a prompt saying Windows was not genuine and the screen turned black with the words:

"Windows 7
Build 7601
This copy of Windows is not genuine" in the lower right hand corner.

I ran the MGADiag tool and here are the results


Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-YG69F-9M66D-PMJBM
Windows Product Key Hash: /kehptF9HHVxM5d8dUnqgcfndXw=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00497
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {2783BDAD-6150-40CE-B513-F3C9FE00507D}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x... Read more

A:Windows 7 not genuine anymore after one year of usage.

You have a counterfeit installation using the infamous stolen Lenova key.

Buy a retail version of Windows from a reputable store, format, then install.

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Hello,

I'm new to the forum so my apologies for any mistakes. Over a year ago I brought a new laptop with Windows 8. Of course, I wanted to have windows 7 on so found out how to downgrade. Now, a year later, I believe i have done something wrong as I am now being told my windows is not activated (Build 7601) and that the version of Windows I have is Ultimate (which if I downgraded correctly it shouldn't be).

I still have the Windows 8 OEM licence code stored on the BIOS. I was wondering if anyone can help me either:

Correctly activate Windows 7 from where I am now and without having to rebuild my laptop?

OR

Update to a legitimate version of Windows 8 using my OEM licence so that I can then get the free upgrade to Windows 10?

I really would prefer not to rebuild my computer from scratch

Thank you for any help

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Hi, I've had my laptop for about 2 years and 6-8 weeks ago I started to get the 'activate windows message'. Windows was pre installed when I purchased the laptop and was already activated. I haven't done a complete factory reset but have done a couple system restores in the past. Basically I can't activate as I don't have a product key - no discs came with the laptop and the product key is not anywhere on the box or stuck onto the laptop. I'm trying to upgrade to windows 10 (I think the deadline is today (26 July 16) but I need a product key. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks! arpc

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Hello, 7 years ago I bought HP G 62 laptpp  came with windows 7 home premium, yesterday the HDD gone faulty and I had to replace it.
I nstalled window 7 and I need to activate it and I haven"t the windows key because the laptop supplied without windows key. I don"t know what I have to do. I lost my old HDD and lost everything encluded the old windows 7 home premium .
I need help.somebody guid me what I should do to solve this problem.
THe information for this laptop:
Type:                HP G62
Number:  WM954EA# AB4
[personal information removed]

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Hello everyone,
I'm new to this forum and I need help desperately!
I have Windows 7x64 boot camped on my Imac (Snow Leopard)
All is fine on the mac side but the windows side, not so much.
When I boot into windows it starts, the windows logo comes up.
Then the black screen with white cursor (cursor is moveable)
The colored circle spins about 3 times and goes away.
25-30 min later the blue welcome screen comes on.
I will get the 0x80070017 error
Seems as the whole system has gone from 100mph to 1/4 mph
In my memory it seems that the windows side was in the process
of updating (which it seems to do every hour) like 1 of 8 and
don't you dare interrupt. I think I did the unthinkable!
I shut it down and booted back to the mac.
So when I try to boot back to the W7 it looks like it's pay back time.
Iv'e tried safe mode, system restore (which has said it failed while
copying the registry from the restore point, an unspecified error ocured
during system restore)
I do not see any explanation points in my device manager.
Any help to fix this would be so appreciated. Iv'e been working on this a week!
Lowell

A:Windows 7 in bootcamp partition- won't start after being fine for year

That error message has to do with a bad media. Were you trying to install Windows using a DVD ? I sugguest you use a USB flash drive . Click this link to see how to go about creating a bootable USB drive with Windows 7 installation files.

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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Quote:




It's been a bad week for conspiracy theorists. As the Windows 10 launch nears, Microsoft is clearing up loose ends. Today's announcement of a 10-year support commitment for Windows 10 should remove one persistent bit of FUD from the discussion.

With the global launch of Windows 10 less than two weeks away, Microsoft's lawyers and business managers are finishing the pieces of the puzzle that don't involve code.

Earlier this week, Microsoft published its license terms for Windows 10. Today, the company updated its support lifecycle policy for the new OS. In the process, they've cleared up the confusion over a phrase that defines the new Windows 10 servicing model.




Read more here

A:Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10

Those who have reserved windows 10 should have an email today
which also has a FAQ section - including the cost
Windows 10 FAQ & Tips ? Microsoft

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Windows XP Home SP2
I am trying to help an 82 year old guy fix his computer, he uses it to talk with his daughter in China and e-mail her etc.
When he tries to send pics or anything in the e-mail it sends like 97 or 98 copies. only one person he has sent to says that it had said not to open anything cause there was a virus, he does not no what it was. He showed me 3 pages of 28 he printed out to show me and it is 3 pages of rrooefnqohfanfajl;335i43kl;nakfjafafmn, stuff like that. He has norton antivirus and it is upto date.he said he ran it and it showed nothing, I told him to run it again right before I came home to do this, he lives 20 miles from me. He did not know he had sp2, but he was on auto for windows updates so it downloaded it for him. he had norton firewall running and of course windows firewall was running by default so I turned the windows one off.

I ran adware SE Personal 1.05 and caught 40 files, mostly tracking cookies, rans spyware and caught 5 DSO Exploit, 3 Wild Tangents, 1 Hotbar, 1 WebTrends Live, Ran spyblaster and got him covered there, ran cwshredder and caught nothing, check defrag and he didn;'t need it, deleted all temp files and cookies, and history, saw Backweb 137903 in his program files if that means anytning.

Here is his HJT Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 5:50:48 PM, on 10/23/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss... Read more

A:Windows XP home sp2-82 year old man needs help-virus-e-mail 98 at a time

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Microsoft have at last seemed to clarify the situation with windows 10 and updates / subscription service

Finally we seem to have the answer
it will be free
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-commits-to-10-year-support-lifecycle-for-windows-10/
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/lifecycle
Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10
It's been a bad week for conspiracy theorists. As the Windows 10 launch nears, Microsoft is clearing up loose ends. Today's announcement of a 10-year support commitment for Windows 10 should remove one persistent bit of FUD from the discussion.Click to expand...
 

A:Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10

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The flaw, which took Microsoft more than 12 months to fix, affects all users who connect to business, corporate, or government networks using the Active Directory service. The database is built into Windows and acts as a combination traffic cop and security guard, granting specific privileges to authorized users and mapping where on a local network various resources are available. The bug—which Microsoft classifies as MS15-011 and the researcher who first reported it calls Jasbug—allows attackers who are in a position to monitor traffic passing between the user and the Active Directory network to launch a man-in-the-middle exploit that executes malicious code on vulnerable machines.
"All computers and devices that are members of a corporate Active Directory may be at risk," warned a blog post published Tuesday by JAS Global Advisors, the firm that reported the bug to Microsoft in January 2014. "The vulnerability is remotely exploitable and may grant the attacker administrator-level privileges on the target machine/device. Roaming machines—Active Directory member devices that connect to corporate networks via the public Internet (possibly over a Virtual

15-year-old bug allows malicious code execution in all versions of Windows

A:15-year-old bug allows malicious code execution in all versions of Windows

This hasn't been offered to me, it isn't listed in windows update and it isn't installed already. My system: windows 8, toshiba laptop. I don't know whether this vilnerability is one that can and will affect all users, or only those who are making particular types of connections to particular types of network. Being classified as a "remote code execution" type by microsfot the bug sounds pretty severe, so it would be helpful to know whether only some system types are vulnerable to this.

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I have the same machine, and I am running windows 10 Home the only problem is none of my drivers well update. How do I fix this problem?

A:Windows 10 insider on my 7 year old HP a6433w Vista machine!

Hi, Typically W10 will update when it's good and ready provided there are driver updates available. Double check the update settings under the Settings---->Update and Security--->Advanced Options.   If the above is OK then review this information. I am running W10 on a seven year old VISTA laptop and W10 really didn't have any driver updates other than what is built into W10.  In fact, I have to use a VISTA update to get one of my devices working.  You may have to do the same.

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Being pretty happy with finally making the jump to Windows 7 64 bit on my newer machine a few months ago, I'd now like to also upgrade my 10 year old dual Xeon workhorse from XP SP3 to Windows 7 32 bit.

It's a Super Micro P4DCE+II - Super Micro Computer, Inc. - Products | Motherboards | Xeon Boards | P4DCE+II

I'm wondering about the Intel 860 chipset drivers and Windows 7 compatibility, The drivers linked on Super Micro's site only list XP as the most recent OS supported and the same on Intel's site.

I've seen this page - intel drivers pour chipsets - is this what I want?

Would this be as easy as installing Windows 7 then installing a chipset package from station-drivers? If so, which version would be best?

A:10 year old Super Micro P4DCE+II Intel 860 Chipset and Windows 7

You might be able to get something working. It's possible there are vista drivers available that will give you some joy in win 7. The honest truth is that scenario is prone to crashes largely because of the vast difference between how vista and win 7 handle power management.

Honestly I would suggest keeping xp on that machine, as even vista drivers seem to be in short supply for your specific chipset (just basing that on a quick search though)

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Hi everyone
I have a windows 8.1 RTM professional Retail+1 year Office 2013 license and I downloaded an iso of windows 8.1 pro from media creator manually then install that . But It have an error in my Active Windows:
Error Code : 0xC004C003
and when I try to active windows with cmd I have This error code :

Error code: 0xC004F009
License Status: Notification
Notification Reason: 0xC004F009 (grace time expired).

and in System my Windows is :(( NOT ACTIVE )):  :}


and I don't Know how to active my Office t00
 Thanks .

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Setup a dual boot win7/xp both 32bit about a year ago and the system had been working fine. Used EasyBCD initially to configure.

Just very recently after powering up the system displays the loading operating system and it just hangs there. If I select to chose which device to use for boot from at start up, then the system would boot and load the booloader for me to chose between win7 or xp. It just got worse, that trick stopped working. So I tried to load the optimized defaults in bios and then safe defaults and it did not help. At this booted the system with win7 install disk and tried to do a repair system no go. Then I discovered by dum luck that if I have the install disk in system and when it's time to hit any key to boot from the disk I did not do anything then it would eventually revert to the bootloader dual setup for win7 or xp shows up again and I 'm able to boot into win7 but not XP.

Tried to use easybcd again but now I have two winxp options in the bootloader setup to chose from and only one works but it is an older install that is bear empty.

I'm not sure where the problem or problems exactly at.

Your input and help is appreciated

A:dual boot windows 7/xp problem developed after been working for a year

Try marking WIn7 partition Active first then run Startup Repair 3 Separate Times
with reboots in between each, to write or repair the System Boot files upon the WIn7 partition.

Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Once Win7 starts, install EasyBCD 2.02 to add XP, accept boot files, let it autocomplete drive letter, Save, Reboot to Dual Boot screen. If necessary remove an existing XP listing if it's failing to add it again using Easy.

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It's been a bad week for conspiracy theorists. As the Windows 10 launch nears, Microsoft is clearing up loose ends. Today's announcement of a 10-year support commitment for Windows 10 should remove one persistent bit of FUD from the discussion.With the global launch of Windows 10 less than two weeks away, Microsoft's lawyers and business managers are finishing the pieces of the puzzle that don't involve code.Earlier this week, Microsoft published its license terms for Windows 10. Today, the company updated its support lifecycle policy for the new OS. In the process, they've cleared up the confusion over a phrase that defines the new Windows 10 servicing model.Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10Yet another article that clears about a lot of conspiracie theories. It should calm down the allegations going around that section quite a bit.

A:"Microsoft commits to 10-year support lifecycle for Windows 10", via ZDNet

Really?  Yeah, then run winver.exe see the EULA yourself.  NOTHING of that is in it.  Ed Bott didn't even know where the EULA was.  But you just run winver.exe on your machine, see for yourself.  The version is no longer 'preview'.  But activated.
 
EDIT: he finally gave the address as Windows\System32\Licenses -- a bad answer, because that's only AFTER agreeing to the installation.  Not published or easily readable, PRE installation.
 
You've no idea how little trust in MSFT remains.  It's not me personally griping about this.  I'm taking on the 'character' of the thing in general to dramatise it.  But the deafness at MSFT goes on, and people are getting so tired, even a 'free' offer is distrusted. Does that tell you anything?
 
But oh, the valid and DOCUMENTED complaints get the reply, 'oh, you're just an MSFT hater!'  Or publicly accused of wearing a tinfoil hat.  Really?  It's an old adage that someone replies with an insult, only when he can't refute.
 
So a good EULA is key.  And it's not there.

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I recently got reply of my mail to do developers of Doodle Army and they state that Doodle Army 2 : Mini Militia is coming to Windows this year and DA3 will be coming on next year....
So be happy guys....

A:Doodle Army 2 : Mini Militia Coming to Windows This Year!!!

See the screenshot of the mail: https://1drv.ms/i/s!AuJyOui3JEAMjNpcF_SCKEojNI6ZZA

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What's more, according to a blog post published Friday by researchers from antivirus provider F-Secure, the rogue exit node was tied to the "MiniDuke" gang, which previously infected government agencies and organizations in 23 countries with highly advanced malware that uses low-level code to stay hidden. MiniDuke was intriguing because it bore the hallmark of viruses first encountered in the mid-1990s, when shadowy groups such as 29A engineered innovative pieces of malware for fun and then documented them in an E-zine of the same name. Written in assembly language, most MiniDuke files were tiny. Their use of multiple levels of encryption and clever coding tricks made the malware hard to detect and difficult to reverse engineer. The code also contained references to Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy and alluded to 666, the "mark of the beast" discussed in the biblical Book of Revelation
For a year, gang operating rogue Tor node infected Windows executables
 
I never used TOR, For some reason I never trusted it.

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my mom has 6 years of photos on one of her 500GB HD's. She hates windows 7. Her latest complaint that I have not been able to figure out is folder sorting.

Mom has a folder called "camera dump" in the "my pictures" folder.
In the camera dump she has 6 years of folders containing photographs.

Currently windows 7 is sorting the left side screen like this:

1-18-2013
1-21-2014
2-05-2011
2-05-2012

The problem is mom wants them in proper chronological order.. In other words, all of 2011 in proper order Jan to Dec, and 2012 after that, and 2013 after that.

1-06-2011
2-29-2012
3-09-2013
5-28-2014
Can anyone tell me how to do that? Ive tried just about every sorting option I can find in windows 7.
I suggested to her that she use YEAR master folders, then put the months inside as sub folders.

Thanks.
 

A:How do I make windows 7 sort photo folders by year, month, date?

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Hi there

So I've got a 5 year old PIII 1000 w/256 RAM Asus CUV4X dual booting Ubuntu Breezy and WinXP.
About a week and a half ago I was using my machine in Linux and it locked up on me. I pushed the reset button and it started up fine...but shortly after it reset itself again. I tried again, and again it reset itself. I noticed that the delay at it was resetting itself was pretty random...sometimes it was a few seconds after resetting, other times it was nearly half an hour after the OS booted.
Left it off for a week and just turned it on tonight...went right into the BIOS to check the CPU temp. Seemed fine, watched it for a minute or so and then it then it reset itself (which led me to confirm this was not a software issue since no OS's had the chance to load). After that it began resetting itself repeatedly in half-second spurts, probably 10 or 12 times, and then stopped. I shut it off, turned it back on, and now all that happens is that I can hear the fans running, but no sound of the harddrives nor any output to the monitor. It's pretty dead at the moment.
Obviously some component is on the fritz here, but I have no idea what it would be. I don't think it's the power supply since the fans are running fine, and the CPU temp was OK. Wasnt sure if it could be the motherboard in some way...

I should also note that when I went into the BIOS to check the temp, there was a red notice message telling me to check my CPU settings because of a previous fa... Read more

A:Solved: Reset, Reset, Reset......Dead

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My phone was slow so
i am reset my nokia lumia 710 model after i reset installed whatsapp but it is unable to login why??
i m entered the mobile number but Verification is shows
[ Can't register with this phone number .You can only register with the phone number that was last used with WhatsApp on this phone. ]
so please tell me the sollution

A:i am reset my nokia lumia 710 model after i reset installed whatsapp but it is unable to login why?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question My phone was slow so
i am reset my nokia lumia 710 model after i reset installed whatsapp but it is unable to login why??
i m entered the mobile number but Verification is shows
[ Can't register with this phone number .You can only register with the phone number that was last used with WhatsApp on this phone. ]
so please tell me the sollution check that you're entering the right number, or try restarting your phone and trying again
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread. See this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hello everyone,

I'm kind of freaking out right now. I turned my computer off about 12 hours ago, and now that I turned it on again it took much longer than usual for it to prepare the desktop. When I got in, there are about 50 % of my desktop icons missing, the programs I had attached to the taskbar were missing, I opened chrome and all my bookmarks and other info were gone, most of my folders are empty (for example downloads folder contains nothing), my desktops wallpaper had changed to the default HP one, there are programs missing from the startup menu... I don't even know what other damage has been done yet. The only thing I can recall doing yesterday that could have caused this was downloading Red Alarm, but I'd love to know what is going on and how I can fix this.

Thanks for your time,
Sebruz

A:Tons of files missing, desktop reset, browsers and toolbars reset...

Some additional information:
I just found some of the missing files and folders from another location, but it seems like pretty much all software has reset somehow. Google Chrome's options, history, bookmarks etc are all gone, skype thought it was my first time using it and all the files my friend's have sent me at some point were re-sent. I even checked the trash bin, and I have no idea how but there are actually items there that I've emptied from the trash bin long ago.

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Built my computer about 7 months ago, worked fine up until now.

My PC randomly freezes completely and suddenly. Task manager wont open and I have to reset it, however even after reset it takes forever to boot and it goes straight to the UEFI and not to Windows, even if I exit the UEFI it won't boot into Windows 8.1 until I shut it off completely then turn it back on. My M4 64g SSD (Windows Drive) doesn't show up in the boot menu but does in device manager/my computer, however this is not a new thing. (I suspected the SSD might be failing) The freezing started after having my computer off for 5 days (it's never been shut off for more than a day or two). I can think of no other unusual things I might have done or changed.

So far I have tried...

* Resetting the BIOS overclocks to "default" (they have been stable)

* Running memtest86 for a period of 5 hours with no errors.

* Running MSI Kombuster burn-in-test for about half an hour. (This was happening while playing Battlefield 4 (I thought it might be the game/GPU) but it happens even while watching VLC or browsing Firefox and Chrome on their own. (Didn't crash)

* Freeing up space in the Windows SSD. (It had less than 1GB, now it has 18GB and the problem still occurs.)

* Checked all temperatures of CPU/GPU/Drives/Mobo, nothing is overheating. Under GPU stress test.

It doesn't lag or give warnings it just locks up.

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A:Computer locking up, reset button goes to UEFI wont boot till full shutdown/reset

The SSD might be failing. Is it still under warranty?
 

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BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.

I thought a clean factory reset will fix the issue. But it is still has the BSOD. I have uploaded the zip file that contains the dump as instructed.

A:BSOD Still crashes after a factory reset. Attempt to reset the display

Your display driver is outdated.
Update it by following these instructions.

How-To Install AMD Catalyst? Drivers For A Windows? Based System


Code:
fffff880`046e0000 fffff880`04cf7000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Thu Jul 02 18:45:07 2009 (4A4CF223)
CheckSum: 005C2509
ImageSize: 00617000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

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Getting an infinite loading sort of error where my comp goes to HP loading screen, blackscreen, turns off, and repeats. Very annoying and nothing I've seen so far is working. I don't have a disk or drive to use to reload Windows with, and I didn't set any system restore points like an idiot, so I'm stuck here. I'm not that great with computers so any help would be appreciated, thanks.

A:Stuck restarting after failed factory reset, reset still not working

What is the full model number of the HP desktop?

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I recently installed windows blinds, i made my PC look awesome with a Windows Vista theme. i came back on today and my theme was gone, windows blinds somehow had a missing .dll, one program had completley vanished, all of my quick launch buttons that are in the start menu are gone, my custom tool bars were gone, my icons were all put in a curtain order and not the way i layed them out, when i go into program files it says that showing this data might harm the pc or something like that (the thing it says when you first go in there for the first time and you have to click on "Show.....", it is saying that i am not admin when i am, my close and minimize and maximize buttons are small and wont go big even when i change the setting, i cant get a wallpaper to go on background, it just stays blue, This " is now @ when it was in the right place, it seems like my whole operating system has just been reinstalled. WHAT THE **** HAS SOMEONE DONE TO IT, OR WHAT THE **** HAS HAPPENED BECAUSE IM PISSED OFF BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS ****ED!!.

PLEASE HELP ME GET MY PC BACK

And i have got to reinstall Windows Media Player 11 again and probobly the Windows Updates, i avnt got a clue what has gone and what hasnt.


anyone, please help me. im desperate for help with this one. plus
the pic of my theme is there. so is something covering up my theme, and windows blinds says it needs reinstalling. that vista theme that is on now is a .theme i downloaded, it is not the theme that is... Read more

A:Computer Reset, And Every Single Program Reinstalled? Or Reset Registrey>

Can you get to System Restore and Restore it to a date before this happened......
 

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Afternoon,

Having recently (today) inherited my company's IT support role (Without any real training / qualifications ) I'm coming across a number of small issues, one of which is the following:

All machines at my company are independently managed by their own (local) Administrator account, across the board the Username and Pass to access the Admin account is the same... except for a single machine.

It seems this machine has a differing password to the other machines, unfortunately the previous administrator is no longer contactable, I however require access to the administrator account. To the best of my knowledge he didn't set-up a Password Reset Disk either.

I've read about various 3rd party tools which can enable the resetting of the Administrator Password but am loathe to try them without first hand confirmation of their validity etc (On my head be it and so forth)

Is there any method to determine what the Admin pass may be, or should I plump for a 3rd party tool to aid in the resetting of the pass? If so, does anyone have any suggestions for which to use?

If it makes any difference, the machines are networked to a Mac Xserve server - though as I understand it, I wont be able to access locally stored passwords through the server itself?

Many thanks for any light that can be shed upon this issue

Mike
 

A:How to reset an Admin Password without Pass. Reset Disk

Sorry but this from TSG site rules:
"- Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided".
 

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WINDOWS 10 on an HP Slate 2! Steve Balmer's "iPad Killer"
Anyone remember the HP Slate? Steve Balmer (of Microsoft) showed it in CES JUST before the iPad presentation (see pic below) and presented it and Microsoft's real answer to this "iPad" or "iTablet" no one had yet seen. He showed had it could be used as a ebook reader (silly Balmer) and how it was really a computer in your hand. But with Windows 7 it needed a stylus (even though it had a full 5 finger touch screen.
But FINALLY With windows 10. it's the iPad killer everyone really wanted.... (Well back then)
Windows 10 can be installed EASILY on the HP Slate 2 and probably the HP Slate 500.
How? Didn't you get the "we're still validating" message.
YES I DID. THEN I IGNORED IT ;-)
Here are the steps to get your HP Slate 2 (and probably Slate 500 to WINDOWS 10
1) Make sure you have 3 GIGS free (more like more than 7 GIGS) in your hard disk.
2) GO to your control panel (no matter which version of windows you have installed) and make sure you run the "WINDOWS UPDATE" and have it update until there are NO MORE UPDATES (This IS important no matter which version of windows you have running because you need the updates that gives you the little windows 10 logo you have to click on. more on that below)
If you're on windows 8 (not 8.1), UPGRADE to windows 8.1 (this IS required. the updates to windows 10 is from windows 7 or Windows 8.1, NOT 8) and also update until you ca... Read more

A:Windows 10 on a 5 year old Tablet (The HP Slate - Steve Balmer's "iPad killer")

I hope the touch experience only gets better.

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I can't remember the password to sign on to my new computer. How can I perform a hard reset since thw computer did not come with a recovery disc?

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two of three of my profile passwords including the administrator profile were changed on my computer without a reset wizard disk. How can i gain access to these profiles to reset passwords? 

A:how do i reset profile passwords without reset disk?

Hello Ticy77, Please see this forum thread in regars to your options in recovering adminstrative passwords.Lost Administrative Password recovery options

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Hi,I cannot log in on the Windows screen. I have a password for Bios. I just need to be able to get into this computer, I bought almost 2 years ago on eBay and have not been able to use it! Please help! I just want to reset this so I can use it.Thank you, Jessica

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Hi,
I have a toshiba notebook satellite and I am trying to burn a DVD and/or CD to a external DVDRW drive.
Everytime I try I get the following alert:
Power on, reset or bus device reset occurred
I have an WIN XP SP2 Professional, and using Roxio and/or Nero for burning.
 

A:Power on, reset or bus device reset occurred

does it happen with both burning programs??
 

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I was having issues with my hp laptop, so I tried a few solutions, none worked , so I had to factory reset my laptop with the help hp tools , whist doing this however I got the message, "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation. But every time I restart it, it shows up again

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hi,
i had the system switch off. and unplugged. in the morning when i plug it back in, it comes up with an error in the bios, the date/time etc... is not set. i had to go in and set the time again, once it is set, it bootup fine, until it get's to the window's and it keep resetting itself.

anyone have any suggestion to why the bios got reset? the battery is dead?

right now i'm trying to get into safe mode to disable the "automatically restart" so i can see if the window reset is cause by the blue-screen-of-death.
 

A:bios setting got reset, winxp keep reset?help plz

I'm betting that you have a bad CMOS battery...
 

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After factory resetting my pc, it was installing windows and i accidentally turned it off. now everytime i turn it on it says i have to click ok to restart as it was turned off during windows installation  when i do it just repeats the same time no matter how many times i click ok and it restarts. please help as my computer is not booting up

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hi,i wanted to know if hard reset and factory reset are the same things?my laptop won't turn on and i found out that i can hard reset that, but i do not want any of my data on hard disk to be erased. is it possible?(i've shut it down before so there is no data on RAM)thanks in advance.











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A:are hard reset and factory reset the same thing?

Hi, No, factory reset will bring your machine back to facory status (the time opening the box) byt hard reset won't. Regards.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2008 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 780 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 43767 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545-0504 laptop that I bought in Italy in December 2009 which is running Windows 7 in Italian. The computer is old, short of memory, and is running hotter and hotter, so I have been meaning to replace it with a newer laptop. But I am a professional Japanese-English translator, so on the new computer I will need Windows in English and/or Japanese as well as MS Office in English and Japanese. And for the last few months I have been in Montenegro (where the language is Serbian and it might be hard to find even Windows in English) and Albania (don't even think about it). At the end of next week I should be flying to Tokyo, and there I should be able to buy a new laptop to meet my requirements, though I intend to keep my present laptop around for some time. In the meantime, today the laptop suddenly started acting up.

I have had Windows Update turned off since mid-May because, after weeks of reading around and various attempts, I could find no other way to keep Windows Update from sucking up all avai... Read more

A:Windows 7: In normal mode virtual memory gets reset to zero and Windows Update is blocked

There are three other things, but I do not know if they are significant.

1. On my first bootup yesterday (the first bootup after the installation of the QQ upgrade) the computer stopped during bootup and I got a black-and-white screen telling me that the power source was not recognized, and to press F1 to continue, F2 to ..., etc. I pressed F1 to continue, and when I arrived in normal mode I saw that the computer was recognizing the battery just fine. Since then, however, I get this same problem every time I reboot the computer, unless I first remove the battery, hold the power button down for 5 seconds, and then reinsert the battery. I have had this problem a few times in the past, perhaps one or two times per year, and that is how I have always resolved the problem, apparently a problem of residual charge. But until yesterday I had never had the problem repeatedly. So it might be that instead of malware I simply have a bunch of corruptions to Windows that occurred during the upgrade of QQ. (But due to the aggressive way QQ hides itself and protects itself, I still suspect the presence of malware.)

2. When I booted up this morning into safe mode I received a popup message -- one that I received 1-2 times yesterday after I had tried inserting values for virtual memory -- telling me that duplicate paging files had been created, which might cause a problem. I checked how much virtual memory was allocated, and it was back to "no virtual memory". I specified once agai... Read more

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I am going to preform a factory wipe and reset  on my Dell Inspiron 530 which has windows Vista Home Premium installed. My question is will I have problems downloading any of the factory software and drivers or update the system if windows is not supporting Vista ? This is my first time doing this and any advice will be appreciated. Thank You.

A:Does windows support windows vista after a factory reset on Dell Inspiron 530

Microsoft have ditched support for all IE versions earlier than 11 and only allowed up to version 9 on Vista. Google have also ditched Chrome support for this operating system. Office 2013/2016/Windows Live Essentials all do not support Windows Vista.
Consider the Operating System at End of Life.
Theres no official free upgrade path to Windows 10 TH2 however you may use the unofficial 10130 Upgrade path. The Inspiron 530 runs Windows 10 64 Bit TH2 well.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1RkaknDn7v8RDvZUZBKQnuIVM_cqbgs3
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-%E2%86%92-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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Hi everyone.

Im running Windows xp Professional x64 Edition.

Im running:
Avast
Commodo firewall
spybot s&d
Ad aware
spyblaster
malwarebytes

I have been through a hijackthis log on this site and have been confermed malware free by Billy O'Neal. (Thank you very much for your help!).

1. I cannot create a new restore point. If I go to "Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools and click "System Restore" I get the error message "System Restore is unable to protect your computer. Please restart your computer, and then run System Restore again".

2. I cannot update windows, Before I went through the hijack this process I could see that I had about 10 windows updates (not including office updates) that needed downloading but wouldnt, Now I cant even get to that screen when I go to the windows update page I get the message " Files required to use Windows Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer".

When I click to reinstall the files I get the error message "The website has encountered a problem and cannot display the page youare trying to view" with the error code "[Error number: 0x8007041D".

Can anyone help me please!!!

A:Windows 64bit pro. cant update windows or reset system restore

no ideas?

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Hi , I'm using windows 8.1 on ASUS N series laptop 64 bit, my windows got problem and after i updated to windows 10 and try to factory reset it, it got to 99% and say that the window has a problem, it cannot reset my windows and stuck in restart loops.

I've spam F9 and try to reset the pc again, but the problem still persist and i even try to solve it with the advanced options ( startup repair, system restore, system image recovery setting - all end up with this pc require administration account, and somehow my account is lost due to reset earlier) i even try to reinstall windows with CD but it doesnt detected.

It seems like i lost both my windows 8 and windows 10 on the laptop.

Can anyone please help me. Tq

A:Windows 8.1 & windows 10 : fail to factory reset and stuck in restart

Since you did upgrade and activate (did it activate okay?) then you should be able to clean install Windows 10 and have it activate.
See here: Windows 10 - Clean Install

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Hi guys,

I think that the latest Windows 10 update might have reset my windows to the default (initial/standard) settings. I leave my PC ON over the night and when I woke up the PC seemed to have restarted over night (I say to myself it might have been that the power went off sometime over the night or that windows freaking 10 updates restarted my PC), and now I have all of the settings I did to windows back to their default state and all the file associations are reset back to default. Even the video player settings are reset to default.

What the **** just happen ?
EDIT: Great.... looks like all the software acts like they just have been freshly installed

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I have an Asus Vivobook S400c. Yesterday I tried installing Windows 7 (cause im not much a fan of win8) following this guide:
Installing Windows 7 on an ASUS S400C Ultrabook ? Rolling Windows and Sticky Bytes

I came to a stopping point when in the windows 7 setup where you choose a location to install the OS. It wouldnt let me install it in any of the drives.

I then did something I now regret, tried "Formatting" a couple of the drives in the list.. (One said OS and I don't remember the other).

That didnt work so i took the flash drive (bootable OS) out and restarted the computer.

It did the Automatic repair thing, diagnosed it, and failed to fix it. (All of this in a Windows 8 interface, so i must not have deleted everything?)

After that i press "Advanced options" and press Continue to windows 8 and it does the exact same thing again^

I have tried to reset and it asks for windows 8 media thing and I tried putting windows 8.1 on a bootable flash drive, it said it was invalid.

I am now downloading a windows 8 (not 8.1) operating system so i can make that a bootable flash drive and see if that works.. I don't know if this comp was originally 8 or 8.1...

Is there anything you suggest to do instead of what I plan on doing? And if my plan doesn't what should i do next?

A:Windows 8 won't boot, try to reset asks fr windows 8 media

Probably on the right track. Sounds like you didn't format the volume containing winre, so if you put in the installation media when it asks, it may work fine.

There is tutorial on this site about getting rid of 8 and installing 7.

That is worth trying since you would rather have 7.

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If I reset a toshiba laptop which first had vista and now windows 7, does it then reset to windows vista?

A:Reset toshiba with original windows vista but now windows 7

If you use the factory restoration, which came with the computer, you go back to the way it was the day you bought it.
Furthermore, once you installed 7, the restoration might not be able to work.

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If a full factory reset with full drive cleaning option selected is performed, does one have to do Windows 10 updates all over again or does Windows reload itself using whatever has already been installed via Windows Updates?
 

A:Windows 10 full factory reset - do I have to do Windows Updates all over again?

A factory reset by definition is a restoration to whatever state the image came in from the factory. It shouldn't be a surprise that this means any updates not included in the image will need to be redownloaded and installed as needed.
 

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My Acer Desktop PC says that the Windows 7 installed is not genuine, the message saying it is not genuine often pops up and also shows a black screen.

I have wanted to install to Windows 10 for a week now but I need to know if maybe factory resetting my PC to a new PC, would that restore my Windows 7 non-genuine to genuine or would I need to buy a fully licensed Windows 7 and then hopefully upgrade to Windows 10?

Any suggestions or help would be fully appreciated thanks in advance!

A:Installing Windows 10 from Windows 7 non-genuine, PC factory reset ok?

Follow the advice in the sticky at the top of this forum,.
and post the requested files

Note you should have a sticker on the side of your tower with a validation code on it

Roy

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Hello, and thanks for reading.
Yesterday I went from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro using the Upgrade Assistant. I just did the upgrade and didn't do a clean install. Now, I want to use the Windows 8 Reset feature, but have a question. After it wipes the hard drive, will I have to reinstall Windows 8 using external media, or does it reinstall itself? I want to reset, but I don't want to wipe the drive, and then find out that I have to re-download Windows 8, burn a DVD and actually install the OS myself. Thank you for your help!
PS. Just joined forum, so excuse me if this is in the wrong section. Please move if needed.

A:Windows 8 Reset help

Hello Luke, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you do a reset, it does reinstall itself during the process, but you will need to have a Windows 8 installation DVD or USB key connected to be able to reset Windows 8.

Reset Windows 8

In your email from Microsoft with your product key number you should have a link to where you can download an ISO file if you haven't already that you could use to create a bootable DVD/USB with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hey, i'm new to this forum and i have no idea if i'm posting this in the right section, but i got one simple question and i really haven't been able to find an answer to this. My question is i bought my pc with windows 8 then windows 8.1 came out etc so i updated to that. Windows 10 came then and i upgraded to that also. I'm thinking on doing a full reset of my pc soon and i am wondering that if i decide to reset after windows 10 is not free anymore, will i still be able to get back to it since i updated before?

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Hello, and thanks for reading.
Yesterday I went from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro using the Upgrade Assistant. I just did the upgrade and didn't do a clean install. Now, I want to use the Windows 8 Reset feature, but have a question. After it wipes the hard drive, will I have to reinstall Windows 8 using external media, or does it reinstall itself? I want to reset, but I don't want to wipe the drive, and then find out that I have to re-download Windows 8, burn a DVD and actually install the OS myself. Thank you for your help!
PS. Just joined forum, so excuse me if this is in the wrong section. Please move if needed.

A:Windows 8 Reset help

Hello Luke, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you do a reset, it does reinstall itself during the process, but you will need to have a Windows 8 installation DVD or USB key connected to be able to reset Windows 8.

Reset Windows 8

In your email from Microsoft with your product key number you should have a link to where you can download an ISO file if you haven't already that you could use to create a bootable DVD/USB with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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