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BT problem: Win7~cell phone-remote control doesn't work

Q: BT problem: Win7~cell phone-remote control doesn't work

Hello, I have a problem with connecting my SE K700i cell phone with Windows 7 notebook via bluetooth. I have paired them, file transfer is available, the problem is remote control (HID profile) - when trying to connect either desktop, presenter, kmplayer or any other, it always shows "Bluetooth connection failed. Retry?" I do not know what to do with that, with Vista it worked properly, the driver is the same, so what is the problem? Would be happy, if you could help me.

edit: the problem is in Windows - remote control does not work neither with another cell phone. It has Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba.

A: BT problem: Win7~cell phone-remote control doesn't work

Thx, I have already solved that - In BT settings an option of creating HID was hidden, it offered just dial up networking.

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I just bought Trakfone LG cell phone LG 4200G. I phoned my girl friend from my cell phone. it was ok but I tried to put the words in the text when it put more words. I clicked on e-mail section and saw the message setting and clicked on it and saw text message and saw +13123149810. Do I change it if so what?

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Hello i have strange problem, my hp remote not work on windows 7. After 2 years i preinstall from vista home preimum to win7 ultimate. My laptop is hp pavilion dv7-1023cl
and i have all windows 7 x64 drivers, and all hp services running on automatic mode, HID also. I try many many times to set up IR to receive signal from remote, but i no have success. This is information from back side on remote:
3139 228 53391
HP SPS: 464793-001

P.S: I hope to help if it is possible that this problem be solved.

A:Remote Control Doesn't Work in Win-7

ok i think you possibly need the drivers for your remote, after a long search i came up with this,

HP Support & Drivers | United States

select the detect your product and it will scan your machine and tell you what drivers and software are available ,

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My  laptop is a Lenovo T61p running Windows 7 Enterprise. I use a Kyocera KCP650 cell phone modem which plugs into a PCMCIA slot as its internet connection. If I reboot the machine then the modem always works. If I unplug then re-insert the modem it
most likely will restart but not always. Likewise, if I put the machine into hibernation and then restart it then it will more often than not recognize and properly utilize the modem but not always.
In a failed condition, I can hear an audible confirmation that the system has recognized that something  has been plugged into the PCMCIA slot but the modem's lights are not lit. I can unplug and re-insert as many times as I'd like and will get the
audible indication that the system has discovered the new device but the modem's lights do not come on and the system insists that no modem is available. The only error indication I can find is a statement to the effect that the device driver could not be
loaded because one already has been. This is suggestive to me that the unplug event failed to properly close down the modem's device driver.
I've done the usual things, I've gone to the Lenovo and Kyocera sites, downloaded and installed the latest of everything that looks remotely useful. This has not improved the situation at all.
There are two possible desirable outcomes:
1) The best would be if someone could help me get the modem to properly start on the above described error condition.
2) Failing that, but I'd be s... Read more

A:Sometimes Kyocera PCMCIA cell phone modem doesn't start when plugged in

You need to discuss this with Kyocera.  The modem is over 5 years old and there is only one update for Windows Vista.  The is no information implying this is compatible with Windows 7.  Vista compatibility does not guarantee Win 7 compatibility.
Until Kyocera provides a solution to support Windows 7 you will never have full functionality and compatibility.
Sometimes Vista drivers can be installed in the Compatibility mode, but not always.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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I recently had to reinstall windows XP on my computer. I installed the video and audio drivers that came with the motherboard cd. There is sound and the microphone works, but I can't control the volume normally, it can be controlled as wave.

Also the mixer device appears as SiS 7012 Wave.

I already uninstalled and installed the driver several times from the CD and I downloaded it and installed it too and the problem persists.

A:Volume control doesn't work (SiS 2012 Wave problem)


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I can't use my Control with any other key to copy, cut, paste, or
bring up task manager.

Help please and thanks, Mary

Here is my hijackthis text file.

A:Control/C Control/V control/alter/delete doesn't work

Mary, keyboard problems are not invariably software or malware-related. First things first - what OS are you talking about ? XP, Win 7, Win 8 or what? What type of keyboard is it? PS2, USB or wireless?

Disconnect it and reconnect it a few times, reboot and try again. Turn the keyboard upside down, placing one end on the edge of a thick book, and thump a few times on the back with your hand. Sweep the crud onto the carpet.....

Is it just a keyboard hardware problem, and if so which keys? tells you a lot of key combinations with ctrl and shift and alt. Tell us if any or none work?

Open a document and try typing a bit of text. Do all the characters work?

If it appears the keyboard is faulty, can you borrow another to test?

Quite often, keyboard problems are down to wireless problems: and can often be solved by re-installing the keyboard driver.

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Ok, so I have a laptop. Now, I have two main 'phones'. An apple earpod, and some headphones. (Denon AH-D320).
Anyway, both of these have remotes and mics. But since they are designed for devices running iOS, they wont work with my laptop, which runs on windows.
Is there any way to get them to work with my device? Thanks.

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Well I am accessing my remote router via and it works when I am using my Phone's browser. (chrome or IE on Samsung)

however when I am at computer at work I cant access my router.
I ran Tracert and I am getting up to 18 hoops and 19th says "Request timed out".
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A:Remote access ok via phone, doesnt work via PC

Ok I have to ask first when you are using your phone is it always using mobile data or do you connect it at work via wifi? When reason that makes sense to me is at your work they maybe blocking the remote port. I guess it all depends on what you are using also. If you are just using standard RDP then they might be blocking port 3389. If you could give further information on how you are connecting remotely whether using software such as teamviewer or just standard RDP. Also how do you have your router configured. I can better understand witht is information thanks....

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I installed an updated version of Norton (360) from a previous Norton online , which had been updated the year before. After update, my cell phone would no longer auto upload photos to pc (not sure how to do it manually), program icons missing from desktop (program also missing), along with the wallpaper picture I used for background. I 'had trouble with adobe and thought I needed to upgrade. Troubles upgrading, which I couldn't accomplish.

What is causing all of these sudden problems? Is it Norton? or something else. How can I track down the problem and fix this?

widows vista home premium (2007)
service pack 2

Dell Inspiron 1501 32 bit Operating system

My end goal is to prevent program loss in the future, I need to update adobe flash player and I need to fix the auto load, for pictures taken on my cell phone to my computer.

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My cellphone is experiencing something I don't know about.

When it is open, sooner or later it lights up again. I check whether it is a message, but no. It is just turning on.

A:My cell phone problem

I'd say Google using your phone's make and model and problem you're experiencing as the keywords. Depends on the popularity of your phone, you might be able to find forums dedicated to it.

Have you tried resetting your phone or update the firmware to see if the problem goes away? Or taking the battery out?

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I keep getting this error when sending/receiving email with Vista Mail?
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A:Vista Mail contacts doesn't have the option to export "cell/mobile" phone field?

For your information it is NOT "Vista Mail" but "WINDOWS MAIL".
If you go searching you will need to use the correct term to find what you are looking for.

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I have a Sony Ericsson Z520i cell phone that has bluetooth compatiblity. I decided to buy a bluetooth usb dongle for my pc so that i copuld put some of my pictures on my pc.

But when i installed the bluetooth and i tried searching for my phone to connect to it and it said it could not find any devices!

Is it possible to connect my phone to the usb bluetooth on the pc and if it is how do i fix my usb dongle so that it will work??
I appreciate any help you might be able to give me!

A:Blueooth Cell Phone Problem???

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Hi everyone,

Here's an annoying little bug that I can't find a reason for...

When I paste a large amount of text (several lines) into a cell that has the WRAP TEXT format property turned on, I've found that it doesn't always wrap the text to fit in the cell; sometimes it will use just the first line of the cell and let the text spill beyond the border of the cell, and sometimes it will successfully wrap the text to fit in the cell. What gives?? I usually end up having to manually insert line returns at the end of each line to make the text fit properly in the cell.

I've also encountered this problem (sometimes) when I've had to change the width of a column after text had already been pasted into the cell.

Can anyone offer any suggestions on how fix this "pebble in my shoe"?

BTW, I am using Excel 97.


A:Why doesn't WRAP TEXT (cell format) work all the time?

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I have a Siemens Speadstream dslrouter and 2 computers attached to it.The remote admin works perfectly. But it does not work any more after I added a broadband phone adapter in between the DSL modem and the Speadstream router. The phone adapter has WAN port connected to DSL modem and ethernet port connected to the router. Will the phone adapter and router have their individual IP address now? How do I know the IP address of the router and is there any other setup I need to do? Thanks.

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For about 3 months now my Sanyo SCP-4700 cell phone has been involved with an intermittent problem. When trying to connect to the Internet via Dialer201, a message (Port disconnected due to hardware failure) pops up. After changing ports, port settings, Input/output range settings, and modem settings also memory cards, software (Dialer3), data cables, the problem still persists

When I agreed to a contract with Spinet, in that all calls I make would include data calls, I set up my computer with a clean windows Me image. I then installed Dialer201, then saved this operating system image to two hard drives a CD ROM disk and another storage type disk. At this time I was using a Sprint Quallcomm Kyocera phone.
The Sprint Quallcomm Kyocera phone worked well with this set up and I never had any persistent problem connecting to the Internet. Unfortunately this phone failed after a year and had to be replaced. Like the Kyocera, the Sanyo phone has shown no persistent problem with the operating system I have been using, until three months ago.

In order to remove the possibility that this is a software or an operating system problem, I have restored the original operating system image a number of times and still the problem persists.

When the message; Port disconnected due to hardware failure pops up, the port becomes non active and at this point when trying to connect, Dialer returns message (Could not open Sprint PCS Phone port (COM1)). And from there, the only way to be able to... Read more

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i recently changed the face plate on my palm treo 650 and after doing so i can only use speaker phone option because i cant hear anyone if i dont, however they can hear me perfect. so therefore i have to use speakerphone option to even answer my calls?

A:Palm treo cell phone problem

Take it to your Cell provider, and see if they can fix it for you

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I have a Dell M1330 which comes with a remote control that works with Windows media centre and windows media player. I recently installed realplayer and it works (play, pause etc) with it too. For some reason VLC and sonic stage don't respond to the remote control (only the volume works), is there any way to change this?

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Hi, can anyone help me to solve above issued , my Rockey( Taiwan Brand ) skype phone can't work in win7, i install the driver but skype keep on showing error.

A:skype phone can't work in win7

Quote: Originally Posted by evostormrider

Hi, can anyone help me to solve above issued , my Rockey( Taiwan Brand ) skype phone can't work in win7, i install the driver but skype keep on showing error.

Hi evostormrider, Welcome to SF,

Can you tell us what is the exact error message your getting ??

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Here is description how to use remote control on Satellite X200-2B with Windows 7 64bit.

A:SOLUTION -- How to use Remote Control on Satellite X200 with Win7 64bit

Thanks for the link.

It will be nice if some Satellite X200 owner can confirm this.

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I have an HP laptop nc6400 running Windows 7 SP1. I am having problems with the CD player - it doesn't recognize any CDs I put in! When I try to put in a CD, it ejects the drive and comes up with the message "Please insert a disk".

I have a Win7 SP1 (burned) disk. When I put in this disk, and boot from CD drive, it launches the Windows 7 install program. I select the "repair" option, and repair startup files. It completes without errors. (This is the same disk that wasn't recognized once in Win7).

Someone recently replaced the CD player with a different one - both players had the same problem (it is now a HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4247N ATA Device). I've tried updating the driver (in Device Manager) and even uninstalled it and had it re-discovered and installed.

When I run SFC /SCANNOW from the boot DOS prompt, it says "No errors".

When I log into Win7 and run SFC /SCANNOW from an elevated command prompt it says there were files that were corrupted but unable to fix. I created the SFCDETAILS file, but searching for "fail", "corrupt" and "unable" yields 0 results, so I don't know what files are corrupt.

I'm not a hardware person, and this is a work computer, so I have limited ability to do anything hardware-wise. But considering the DVD player works to boot from, but doesn't work once logged into Windows, I'm thinking it's a software problem (but don't know what the problem is).

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A:Can boot with Win7 DVD but once logged into Win7 CD doesn't work

Hmmm... no comments... I think I posted a doozie!

As an update - I was able to successfully burn a CD on the drive. I located an ISO file and burned it to a CD-R. I heard the 'whirring' for a few minutes, it said it was done and ejected the drive. I looked at the CD and it appears to be written to. I look at the drive in Windows Explorer, and it shows D: is a CD-R with 360MB free of 702MB. Hurray! However, when I double click D to open it, it shows "Files Ready to Be Written to the Disk" - Desktop.ini, and no other files. I can't run D:\setup.exe (windows can't find d:\setup.exe). So something is not right...

I put my Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse CD in the drive, and Windows Explorer doesn't recogonize it (Please insert a disk).

I ran Microsoft Fixit for playing CDs, and it said it couldn't find any errors.

Does this illuminate the problem any further?

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Am I doing something wrong? I see others have had this problem and not received an answer (e.g.Q 890666)

Thanks for any tips, Viktor

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...or rather a solution: I had a text box anchored to the text in the cell; when I removed the text box, the cell's vertical alignment worked correctly.

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I just purchased hp dv6000, so i am confused now its remote control not working.... any suggestion?

my OS is windows 7 ultimate n 32 bit

A:hp dv 6000 Remote Control Does Not work

Do you have drivers installed?

Did you install or change anything recently that might have changed the settings?


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I am looking for a remote control that can operate my Pc (not remote desktop control) in the same way i operate my DVD player and TV.

The remote should be compatible with Win 7 and must be RF (as against IR)

Please let me know where i can buy one (online)

I am aware of the ATI Remote Wonder II but it does not fit my requirements

Any others??

A:is there a hardware RF PC remote control that will work on win 7

Have a look at the following, if you are specific on RF. Lenovo Multimedia Remote with Keyboard: Electronics - New (Read the user reviews)

Lenovo Outlet - Lenovo Multimedia Remote with keyboard Scratch & Dent - Discounted Laptops, Cheap Laptops, Refurbished Laptops, Discounted Desktops, Cheap Desktops, Refurbished Desktops (Read the user reviews @ Lenovo - United States also if you want New straight from the horse's mouth. )

If you can go with IR , then a good one EZ Commander - An innovative I/O solution to replace PC remote/mouse/keyboard/presenter It has a twin IR emitter for positive and wide-angle operation.(you have to search whether it is available with any other vendor. )

These are the ones I would recommend based on my personal experience. I have both and use the Lenovo most.

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Hello guys,
I'm trying to use the X360 Media Remote Control (this) with my PC (e.g., with Media Center) via the Receiver (this).

I googled, and all the solutions I read didn't solve my problem. Maybe I need to link the remote controller with the receiver somehow?

If anyone can help get through this, would be much appreciated.

A:X360 Remote Control, can't get it to work

Check this out, yet?

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My sister has an XP Pro PC, standard dial-up winmodem etc. desktop PC. She is using bluelight (NetZero) for dial-up access. She was having trouble establishing and internet connection so I brought the PC to my house to troubleshoot it and it works fine. I take the PC back to her house and it does not work. I've checked different wall jacks, cables etc at her house all with the same result.

I am able to connect to the far end as I see the modems handshake and remain connected - however it is like their phone provider has some weird thing that causes her connection to not work. At my house I use the identical dial-up process on the pc and everything works fine. It seems the only difference is our phone service provider.

I am able to "ping" sights at a command prompt, however, I get not http success via a browser. I have tried Firefox and IE and both fail to get a response.

Does anyone have any ideas of what might be going on with the phone carrier or some other area to look at? I am perplexed.

Dean G.

A:Different phone provider, same pc, doesn't work on dial-up

Type this address into her browser's address bar Http:// It should open the main page for yahoo. If it does then she has a DNS problem.

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I have tried many headphones in my laptop.But none of them suits.Either the sound is unclear or there is no sound.This only happens to the headphones which have receiver button.I've tried normal headphones without receiver button,but they work just fine.
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IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
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Stereo Mix (IDT High Definition Audio CODEC)
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A:Why my phone headphones doesn't work in my laptop?

Some phone headphone jacks are not compatible with laptop's connectors.

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i goofed somehow..i set up an email name etc on yahoo so my friend could email me to my pc or to her daughter's cell. here is the error message i got when i tried to send her an email from my pc:
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so you wonderful people how do i do it right?

many many thanks from me and my best friend Ina

A:email to/from cell phone to cell phone or pc

Maybe you have the address wrong. Should be

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Recently my Brother tried sending 8 pictures to me and my other two Brothers, yes there are four of us.

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My wife and I have Verizon and I never received the text message to my LG_VN150 phone I can receive and send, but it costs me.

He then sent the text to my wife's' cell phone a Galaxy S3 and she never received them. And, finally to our gmail account, four of the pic's for a total of 443KB made it, the other four were replaced with:

The total of all eight (about 1MB) should not have exceeded attachment limits for our email. I have asked him to download the pic's to his desk or laptop and send them to see if we can isolate the problem to his 4S.

Of the other two Brothers one did not receive any, I'm not sure of his equipment or plan; and one had no problem and received all eight, I believe he also has ATT.
I'm thinking some protocol with the Brothers 4S ATT text messaging is overriding the pic's but I haven't found anything on it yet and would like to know if any other members have any thoughts on this matter?

A:Problem sending Pictures via Text to Cell Phone / email

I've got a iphone 4,
You might see if your brother can turn off imessaging and or Group messaging and see if it makes a difference when sending to you and your wife,
Settings/ Messages and he should see the options.
Oops also verify is sms messaging is activated on the Iphone

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I have Windows Media Center, and before my computer was reformatted, I had a remote that worked for my computer and Media Center, but now it isn't working. Not really sure how to get it to work. My infrared box picks up the signal, but it won't do anything on the computer.

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Please, somebody has been able to make this program run on Vx64?

I?m getting this error on start: "The Task Monitor Failed to Start. Please Reinstall uIce. The service has not started".

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Help, please. I?ve tried everything. Reinstalling does not make any difference. Compatibility modes does not work. I need this program for my X-Fi. IMHO its the best i-r program.

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windows phone doesn't back up to Verizon cloud

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When I try and view my office365 emails on my Windows Phone the page just freezes up so it is pretty useless. Isn't that kind of embarrassing that their own product doesn't work with their own email system?

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I have a MS account. I know the password. I am logged currently in at

Today my brain left me for a moment and I bought a Windows 8.1 phone (640XL).

No matter what I do I cannot long in with my Microsoft online account. The phone says the password is wrong, which it isn't.

I tried creating a new account and again, on every login attempt I get the wrong password error.

Does anyone know what kind of new Microsoft madness this is and how I might avoid it, short of donating the phone to the local Op Shop?


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I just bought a newer tracfonesLG cell phone and the support transferred minutes from my old Motorola w376g to the new LG one. I saw my cell phone number and my serial number but I scrolled down and clicked code entry mode but there&#8217;s no code anywhere so my cell phone doesn&#8217;t work until I put the code in. Where will I get the code?

A:Solved: Trakfone LG cell phone code entry mode problem

I've had several Tracfones, and I have no idea what you're talking about when you say "code entry mode". I assume by "the support" you mean Tracfone, so you talked to someone? If so, why couldn't they help you get the phone to work?

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i have a medion md8833 pc about 3 years old. i did not use media centre until recently, but when i did the remote did work for me. after about a week i noticed it getting problematic, so i replaced the batteries and it was fine again for a few days. now it has stopped completely, and even new batteries do nothing for it. the light is not even coming on on it. the light did come on before but was problematic( it would only briefly light or light very dimly). does anyone have any ideas on what could be the problem. it has had very little use and has not been damaged in any obvious way

A:medion or24v vista remote control does not work

I'm sure the warranty is expired after three years, huh?

Perhaps it has reached the end of its life span. Check the connectors inside that touch the batteries. These connectors supply power to the unit. Some have springs and some are made of bendable metal. Make sure the metal contacts are making actual contact with the batteries. Sometimes pulling them outward is necessary.

Hope that helps!

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Tried asking for help in the Networking forum, but nobody would reply, so I thought I'd try here before giving up altogether.

Twice I have been unable to make a connection to offer RA to a friend. Our basic system specs are as follows:

Both have DSL (different providers).

My end: Win7 Pro; Linksys WRT54GS (v6) router with UPnP enabled; Windows firewall set to allow RA.

His end: Vista HP; a Netgear WGR614 (v7) router with UPnP enabled; RA allowed in firewall.

We can easily establish a chat connection using Live Messenger (latest version). I suggested on both occasions that he request RA from me via Messenger. After entering his RA session password at my end, it is unable to make the connection. Only vague, general possible reasons for failure are offered by the RA software. Microsoft offers a connectivity diagnosis tool online, but it is not compatible with Win7, so I cannot run it for reliable results on my box.

Reading in "Windows 7 Inside Out" (published by Microsoft Press) about RA, it notes that with the advent of Vista, RA is supposed to easily traverse a pair of NAT routers to link a pair of computers. Well, apparently not in my case, which is why I'm asking for help here.

Maybe I'm just too bleary-eyed from frustration to see where I'm missing a critical setting either within Windows (Win7 & Vista) or in router setup. Can someone guide me through steps most likely to make this work?

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Alright, so it occurred to me to "just try something, anything" in hopes of finding a clue. My desktop consistently fails when trying to initiate a RA connection via the Easy Connect method (either to Invite Someone, or Help Someone). It churns for bit, then returns with "Easy Connect is not available .....Can't connect to the global peer-to-peer network ."

This usually leads to a suggestion to run MS's Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool, resulting with a "Not Supported" for the NAT Type test, and "Not Run" for the UPnP test. UPnP is definitely enabled in the router (actually, in all three of them I've tried).

So, for the hell of it, I tried a household laptop (Win7 too) via wireless to the same router (currently D-Link DIR628). Easy Connect on the lappy succeeds every time in linking to the "global peer-to-peer network". It either presents me with a password to convey to my "helper", or a RA terminal waiting for me to enter the "requestor's" password. Weird. Good, but weird.

If I run the Connectivity Tool from the laptop to the same router, it returns a "Supported" result for NAT Type, but still "Not Run" for UPnP. At least something seems to be working right.

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Someone asked me to help them with their wired network card no longer working after installing the software for their Android phone on a Windows 7 PC.

I tried uninstalling the card, re-installing it, and many other things, but it keepssaying there might be a problem with the driver and that no connection is available. It does detect when the network cable is unplugged.

I ran out of ideas to fix this, any suggestions?


A:Network card doesn't work after installing LG android phone software

Is the network card a separate card or is it onboard the motherboard? What is the make and model# of the motherboard/computer? Have you gone to the manufacturers support/download drivers site typed in the computer/motherboard make and model number and downloaded the Network Adapter driver for this model computer?

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I have the same problem.. I'm trying to connect to my PC from work but it's not allowing me to for some reason - same symptoms as yours.

Did you by any chance install creative sound card drivers? - As I bought a new soundcard yesterday and can only pinpoint it to that.

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After I upgraded my windows ultimate to SP1 my rdp stopped working.
My remote settings now look like this:

I can't find any reason why this would have happened.
Does anyone have any idea what I can do to solve this, without reinstalling windows/sp1?

A:Remote Desktop doesn't work after upgrade to SP1

Me too, did You find solution?

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I'm trying to setup TLS e-mail on remote machine, but it doesn't work.
Trying to send e-mail on my local machine (Windows 7 x64 locale ru-ru) and it works:

16:33:18 CONNECT : Looking up host name
16:33:18 CONNECT : Host name found
16:33:18 CONNECT : Connecting to host [123.456.789.123:25]...
16:33:18 CONNECT : Connected to host [123.456.789.123:25]
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 220 ESMTP Postfix
16:33:19 SMTP SEND : EHLO hostname
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY:
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-SIZE 73400320
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-VRFY
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-ETRN
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250-8BITMIME
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 250 DSN
16:33:19 SMTP REPLY: 220 2.0.0 Ready to start TLS

All is correct.
Then, using the same email account, on remote machine, all settings are absolutely identical (Windows XP Home locale ru-ru):

16:34:29 CONNECT : Looking up host name
16:34:29 CONNECT : Host name found
16:34:29 CONNECT : Connecting to host [123.456.789.123:25]...
16:34:30 CONNECT : Connected to host [123.456.789.123:25]
16:34:30 SMTP REPLY: 220 ***************************
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The correct way to uninstall ComboFix, all of its related folders, files and logs is to make sure it is still on the Desktop (<-Important!!!) and follow these instructions.When finished you will see a dialog box stating that "ComboFix has been uninstalled".After that, you can remove the ComboFix.exe program from your Desktop by right-clicking on it and choosing delete.If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box or Search field, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.If ComboFix is no longer on your Desktop, re-download it from here, save to the Desktop and follow the instructions above to properly uninstall it from your computer.Another option if the above is unsuccessful is to download DelFix by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on delfix.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Put a check mark next to these items:- Activate UAC- Remove disinfection tools- Create registry backup- Purge System Restore- Reset system settingsClick the "Run" button.When the tool has finished, it will create and open a log report (DelFix.txt)A copy of that report will be saved to the following location C:\DelFix.txt.-- Doing this will remove many specialized tools downloaded and used for malware removal. Any leftover logs, files, folders or tools remaining on your Desktop which were not removed can be deleted manually (right-click on it and choose delete).

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When I (or a friend) try to connect remotly on my distant computer, it doesn't work.
No error message or something like that, even with the wrong password.
The window just blinks quickly as usual (as it's verifying the ip or something), but after that it just asks the IP of the remote computer again.

Both computers have Win XP Pro SP2.
On the client, the rules on firewall are right (the problem persists even if I desactivate it). I don't have any router.
The remote desktop connection is obviously allowed.
I can ping the client.

I tried to install the SP3 (still on the client) to see if it fixes that, but it didn't.
So, the remote connection still doesn't work.
I've also asked for help on the official microsoft newsgroups, but no solutions yet.

Any idea to help me?

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Hello everyone. I am having an issue getting my laptop (has Windows 7 Home Premium) to connect to my desktop work computer (has Windows 7 Professional) using RDC. I keep getting the following message: "The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted". I have searched the forum and Google and can't find a solution.

I have done the basic steps of configuring both of the computer's firewall (making an exception for RDC) and have checked the "Allow remote desktop connection" in the System Properties---->Remote tab. What else needs to be done?

A:Remote Desktop Connection Doesn't Work!!!! HELP!!!

The wording is a bit confusing and they seem to dance around the issue somewhat. Home Premium can't host an RDC connection but it can connect to either a Windows Ultimate or Windows Professional or Windows Enterprize hosting RDC. There is no host settings in Home Premium.

Which editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection?

All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection. You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.
You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.
This isn't something that they advertise but this Technet thread talks about it.

But you can do this using Team Viewer which is free.

Or LogMeIn works for this also.

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I was RDP'ing from a Vista Business laptop to a Windows 2003 machine and the copy/paste feature does not work. I checked the RDP settings and under Advanced, the Clipboard is checked as a shared item. I RDP'd using an XP machine I have, and the copy/paste function works properly, leading me to believe it is something on this Vista machine.

Does anyone have any ideas why this would be happening? Or any ideas that I could try out because I am out of ideas. Thanks!

A:Remote Desktop clipboard doesn't work

bump. I've been troubleshooting this for weeks - sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't - no rhyme or reason. If anyone finds a solution, _please_ let me know!


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Potential client running win8.0 (trying to avoid 8.1) Pavilion g6
Potential host runnin Win7 pro (fully updated) and the same desktop is the host of the wifi I'm using.

So far working:
-Remote desktop from win8 into win7 (wireless).
-Folder sharing both ways (no homegroup, but direct sharing) (wireless).
** Allthough, while uploading from Win7 into Win8 it occassionally looses connection, failing upload. However downloading same files from Win8 using same network works flawless. Also again using win7 sometimes doesn't find folders until using premade shortcuts. Maybe relevant, or not.

While trying to use Remote Desktop from Win7 desktop into Win8 Pavilion laptop I get that " of these reasons" error.

This while rightclicking on the win8 pc in the win7 view of the network (choosing remote desktop option), so I know that the name is spelled right, it's in the network!!!

So far tried:
Setting up win8 to receive remote desktop as given here in these forums, allthough while on
SystemProperties-->Remote-->Advanced I do NOT get the remote desktop menu view, only Remote Assistant settings with hour setup and such.

Tried to connect:
-Both firewalls down, also client Avast down.
-From the network with right mouse click.
-Manually inputting the computer name into Remote Desktop

Hope there is enough to give something fresh to try.
Ty for helps

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A:Remote Desktop into win8 from win7 does not work

Is the Win 8 computer running Win 8 Pro? If it isn't running Pro then it can only act as a client not a host. You do mention that the other computer is running Win 7 Pro but don't say for the Win 8 computer.

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most of the softwares(or what it's called) in control panel doesn't work

when i click on control panel, it works

but after that add or remove, add a hardware, most of them doesn't work

why's that?? can you help me?


A:My Control Panel Doesn't Work

What error does it give if any?
Which ones do not work?
Have you disabled any services or anything in msconfig lately?
If they were working before have you tried to do a System Restore?

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When I try to use the C-A-D command nothing shows up. I have tried right clicking the task bar and then clicking task manager but that doesn't work either. It opens in safe mode but not in regular startup. I have also tried opening regedit but i get an error that says: " C:\WINDOWS/system32\ The NTVDM CPU has encountered an illegal instruction. CS: 0ddc IP: 00b7 OP:65 63 69 66 79 Choose 'Close' to terminate the application. I have attached the hijack this log. let me know if there is any thing that shouldn't be here. thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:11 PM, on 09/11/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS\PROSet\PRONoMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Active Monitor\imontray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\DIGStream\digstream.exe
C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
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A:Control-Alt-Delete doesn't work

Hi and Welcome
It may help you if you print out or copy this page for easy reference.. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order its listed..These instructions only apply to HJT v1.99.1

Please Keep your browser and all open programs closed (except firewalls and antivirus) when you are carrying out the fixes..

Download any of the required programs before attempting to start any of the fixes.

Please do NOT run Hijack This in a TEMPorary folder or on the Desktop. I recommend c:/program files/HJT/

Turn off System Restore instructions (WinXP)
Rightclick My Computer | Properties | System Restore | check ?Turn off System Restore?, <Apply>, <OK>. Reboot. When we have confirmed that your log file is clean, you may renable System Restore and create a new restore point.

To show hidden files instructions (WinXP)
Doubleclick My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View tab
Select Show Hidden Files and Folders
Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
Uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)
Select Apply to All Folders | Yes | Apply | OK

If you hav'nt already done so,download and run Adaware,SpyBot (check for updates) for a preliminary cleanup first.Some files below may not be present after running the above programs.Full instructions below.

How to setup Ad-Aware

Download Ad-Aware
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I can never get into control panel. I get an error message that looks like this:

AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: unknown
ModVer: Offset: c0002fad

and it says that they will send this directory:


I have included a HJT log that my help. THanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:00:27 PM, on 4/28/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\iolo\System Mechanic 4\PopupStopper.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Allen\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\4HCR0RO3\hijackthis[1]\HijackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
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A:Please help me out, control panel doesn't work, HJT log, etc.

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i have my hp dv2415nr with windows 7 but my hp control doesn,t work how can i install my control any ideas?? i have my wireless assistant on wath else can i do to make it work?

A:hp dv2415nr control doesn,t work help

HP tends to supply installation instructions for their products--both on paper and on their web site.

Mind explaining what your "hp control" is?

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i have a CGV ray liner ts Universal LCD Touch Screen Remote Control and it wont work on anything i've tried all the codes and the search through the library and nothing is working it can control six things and i only want it for my tv, set top box, and dvd player.
i hope someone knows more than is the user manual (which i read hundred times)

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Hello. I am just trying to get some opinions on the subject of wireless remotes for a mouse. I can't believe it but someone on sold me a wireless laser mouse without a remote (MS wireless mouse 6000). Incredible.I have found that you cannot just use any remote to any mouse, even if it is the identifcal model. In fact, I have this same identifcal MS wiresless 6000 mouse but doesn't work with it. Is there something you can do to get them working? There is a section on where you click more and I guess that's probably where it said no remote. It sure wasn't made obvious-like in bold or something. He definitely intended to trick me. You have to completely read everything with people like that around. Not to mention, it wasn't even cheap.

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Hi alls, I have searched on forum for the issue of remote, but no luck. so i start a new topic then.

I have this carte Creative SB X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Champion

Since from the site of Creative, it has only driver avaiable for windows 7 x64, so i installed the driver. It works great, then the console can work too, but he can't starting automaticlly when windows boots. - i have to start the console by my-self and he can't be in traybar (notification area) either.

Then the second thing is ... the remote doesn't work.

PS: I have used the update tool from Creative and all seem that all driver or soft is updated.

Anybody has a solution to make the remote works again in windows 7 ?

thank you as much.

A:Creative SB X-Fi Platinum Fatal1ty Remote doesn't work

Seems like an interesting piece of hardware there.

Yes. I have an idea.

Right click on the remote device in device manager. Properties. Details tab. Change dropdown to hardware ids. Copy and paste results here. I could possibly locate a driver for it using that information.

You can place a shortcut to the software you want to open with Windows in your user folder, under start menu, startup folder.

Here's the location:

C:\Users\{YOUR_USER_NAME_HERE}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

If you want the software to open with Windows for all accounts, add the shortcut to here instead:

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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I installed windows 10 and i like it very much, except for one thing; i can't adjust my windows volume.
I had this problem before with previous windows but i could fix this to right click on the volume icon right below the the task bar and press playback devices. Here you swa to devices speakers what was set as default en digital output. nothing's change there very much but before i could fix the problem trought set the digital output device as default, but now nothing changed. I tryd to disableing the other devices i tryd to update the drivers, i cant change any thing in the driver settings what can help me.

I can adjust the volume at youtube its just the volume of windows i cant eather mute it.
i'm sorry for my bad english i hope i'm clearly enough and hope some one can help me.


A:Windows 10 volume control doesn't work

my solution:

CTRL+ALT+DEL, restart Windows Explorer

I have this problem when my computer comes back from sleep

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I'm running Microsoft professional, Internet Explorer and have a Google toolbar.

All attempts to add software are blocked and the add remove feature in the control panel won't open. For example, I can't update my old version of Itunes because the popup for the update gets blocked. I know about the popup blocker in the Google toolbar, and how to handle that, that isn't the problem. In Internet Options, the security setting is at medium and under the advanced tab I reset all options to default.

A:Add Remove In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What version of IE are you using?

What other security programs do you have on the computer? It's possible that one of them is blocking the pop-ups.

Orange Blossom

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Well I dont know what caused this but I can open the control panel but when I click on something eg. "uninstall a program" or "change the theme" there comes a message saying windows explorer has stopped working, thus restarting explorer.exe

I'm running windows 7 professional 32 bit.

Edit: it also crashes when I reopen the control panel when the control panel is already open.

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I clicked on "Turn parental control on and deny computers access to ONLY these sites", entered the website url in the box, ticked it and set the schedule to always. But when I try to access the blocked web page it takes a little longer than usual but then loads on the website normally.

The two sites entered in the boxes are the ones I've tried to test the feature with, but both are not being blocked.

Can someone see anything I've done wrong?

I have tried emptying the cache and rebooting the computer and router, but still the pages just refuse to be blocked.

What's happening??? Advice would be appreciated.

A:Why doesn't my dir-300 router's parental control work?

hum; did you try just the domain name without the http:// ?
also try without the trailing / after the domain name

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Not sure if ths belongs here or in the security thread??

I could swear I've seen similar problems on this forum, but I did a search and didn't come up with anything.

3Ghz Pentium 4 512 MB of RAM running XP Pro. Last night a user on this PC installed MS updates, by logging off via the "install updates and shut down" option. When she came in this morning, the PC didn't respond to control + alt + delete. She asked me for help in logging on. I clicked on the help link in the control alt delet prompt, and the password prompt came up!?

The MS update button(at the bottom right corner of the screen - not sure what this is called) on her login still had the exclamation point on it, so I clicked on it to install the updates again. It installed and prompted for a restart. So I clicked on the restart now option. Nothing happened. I went to Start->shutdown, and nothing happened. I hit control alt delete, and nothing happened.

Ran spyware checks via spybot and ad-aware and they only turned up cookies. I am in the process of running a virus check right now.

My userid on the same computer has no problems. When I hit control alt delete, I get the standard prompt.

A:Solved: Control Alt Delete Doesn't Work

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I'm running Windows XP SP2 and I have all my sound drivers installed (I can get sound just fine in every app), but I can't control the main volume in the Volume Control. I can adjust the volume with the Wave slider, but the main one doesn't do anything, including mute. Individual applications' volume controls work fine too, just not the main Windows one. It wouldn't be a problem, but it might be the reason why I'm not getting any volume on the Stereo Mix recording option. I just finished a clean install of XP (for a different reason) and it wasn't working before, either. Any ideas?

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I would like for my computer to sign in automatically with my Microsoft account, however, when I enabled Remote Desktop Connection (for I would also like to be accessed remotely), the automatically sign-in function doesn't work, because sign-in screen is now set by default to log in with local account rather than Microsoft one. However, I do not possess one, and if I tried to create on and make it sign in automatically, the screen said wrong username or password. Which I don't understand at all

A:Auto sign-in doesn't work if remote connection enabled

Hello Amphor, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Are you saying that your Microsoft account is not available to select to have Windows sign in to it automatically at startup?

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I have a problem with Windows 7, I'll start from the beginning:

Using Smarty Uninstaller I removed some game yesterday. After removing I stopped the program and I removed the "remnants" with the command "Force uninstall" (do not know if this has any connection, but this was the last thing I did with the computer). After that I turned off Smarty Uninstaller and I noticed that all icons on the Start bar disappeared and when I refreshed it all the icons on the desktop also disappeared. When I tried to use the Control Panel it displayed a message like "It refers to a component that is not installed (...)", plus some details, which I can not remember. I thought that after the reboot everything will be back to normal, but it turned out that on the login screen instead of user names and any inscriptions are some strange strings such as squares, circles, hearts, etc. When I try to log in, it displays a message written with these symbols and return to the login screen. In Safe Mode I can log in, but there are those symbols istead of letters and I can not run anything.

Can I somehow fix it without using the method of formatting? : P I've had a couple of important files on the desktop and I need it back.

Let me add that the system is original, and the equipment is

Satellite L650D-102 - Product Specifications - Toshiba

A:Win7 doesn't work (I can't log in).

Try a System Restore to a time before you uninstalled the game.

You might then try Revo Uninstaller to do the uninstall a second time---or just uninstall through Programs and Features in Control Panel. I have never heard of Smarty Uninstaller and it may have caused some problems.

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Since upgrade to Windows 7 64 bit I can't turn the volume all the way down by using the volume control at the front of the notebook. Worked fine under Vista 32 bit.
The volume control still works but no matter how far I wind it to the left there is still sound coming from the speakers.

Any help appreciated.


A:Tecra P5 - Volume control doesn’t work properly

As far as I know volume control in the past was mechanical but now it works on different way and it is controlled by specific tool/utility.
To be honest Tecra P5 is not known to me but obviously it is Australian notebook model and according to Australian support page this notebook model is not supported for Windows 7.

That doesn?t mean you cannot use it but this means there is not software package designed for Windows 7 that can be installed so I think there is no much you can do about it.

I know it is annoying but for volume control you can use Windows option placed in task bar.

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Yesterday I reinstalled Windows 7 on my notebook PC. I had to use a Microsoft installation disk because unfortunately, serious errors resulted after I installed from the HP recovery program. Consequently the HP drivers that were installed automatically with the recovery program weren't installed on my system. I had to install several of them from the HP support site. I got everything to work except for the Touch volume control, or the Volume Scroll Zone as referred to by HP in the service guide. This is the device located just above the keyboard that increases or decreases speaker volume when you drag you finger on it. I installed the Quick Launch button driver but that only applied to the mouse and pointer touchpad. I looked at the devices listed in my startup configuration. I saw the synaptics pointing device and the HP quick launch buttons listed. So is the IDT PC audio driver.  What am I missing? Where I can I find it to activate the touch volume control?

A:Touch volume control doesn't work on dv6, looking for driver

@accordeoniste Try these. REO

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When I click on My Computer either on Desktop or in the Start menu folder, a screen appears as shown here. But I can access these items from the Windows explorer icon on the task bar!!
Also whenever I click on any folder or drive in My computer window, the contents open in a new window and I end up in a large number of windows opened by the time I reach a file or a folder.
How can I fix this?

A:My computer and Control panel icons doesn't work?

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sounds like you may have a virus.

If you can, boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run a full virus scan.

Malwarebytes is an excellent choice for this job and you can download it here: Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

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I recently noticed that my ctrl+a doesn't work. All the other ctrl combinations do! Ctrl+a doesnt allow me to "select all" while word processing or use this combination in games (first person shooters).

I have a logitech G15 and other keyboards and they all dont allow me to use ctrl+a. I have tried different versions of keyboard drivers for my G15 and without. I plugged the keyboard into another W7 and it works

Im assuming this is an issue with my OS now.

I know reinstalling windows is a option but want that to be the last resort as i only reformatted last month(i think it only started occurring when i reformatted)

EDIT: I have fixed my issue - it turns out my user account was corrupted, so I had to make a new one and copy all my documents folder over!

A:Control A combination doesn't work (Games and select all)

Hi richyo and welcome to Seven Forums.

Glad it is fixed for you. If you computer is corrupt maybe you should run the sfc /scannow command here is how: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I try to make changes in my internet connections but they never seem to take. I have noticed that the apply button is not in bold letters and I am unable to click on it when I make any changes. Does anyone know what is the cause of this and how I can correct it?

A:Apply Button In Control Panel Doesn't Work

What programme are you using apply to?
Can you provide a path so someone can look at the panel?

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Windows 8 Remote Desktop Metro App will not let me copy and paste documents from the remote machine to my local machine. If I login using the desktop version it works just fine. My settings for the Metro App are correct.
I need two things:
1. A way to report bugs like this to Microsoft.
2. A possible solution to this very annoying problem.

A:Windows 8 Remote Desktop Metro App - Clipboard sharing doesn't work

Hej Guys,
I hit the same snag.
What helped me was to kill the rdpclip program on the remote machine and start a new one and then copy-paste started working. So in short:
1. login to remote machine
2. In task manager find the rdpclip.exe running with your username
3. end process
4. file -> new task and type "rdpclip.exe"
Try copying and pasting now. It worked for me with Windows Server 2008 R2.Taavik

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I found that the API IEShowSaveFileDialog won't display a save as dialog after being called and it looks like it failed under win7. As I understand, IEShowSaveFileDialog should call broker process(ie. ieuser.exe) to launch "Saveas" Dialog. But I couldn't find any broker process under win7. I wonder how IEShowSaveFileDialog works under win7? Thanks.

A:IEShowSaveFileDialog doesn't work under win7?


Originally Posted by dullboy

I found that the API IEShowSaveFileDialog won't display a save as dialog after being called and it looks like it failed under win7. As I understand, IEShowSaveFileDialog should call broker process(ie. ieuser.exe) to launch "Saveas" Dialog. But I couldn't find any broker process under win7. I wonder how IEShowSaveFileDialog works under win7? Thanks.

Here I am quoting from MSDN "The IEShowSaveFileDialog function works within these restructions by using a medium integrity broker process (IEUser.exe) to call the Windows Common Dialog library". But under win 7, I couldn't find ieuser.exe. I know ieuser.exe exists under vista but it doesn't exist under win 7, which means the function IEShowSaveFileDialog will always fail to call the Windows Common Dialog library. Any guru here can explain if it is still possible to use IEShowSaveFileDialog to open a SaveAs dialog in protected mode under win 7? Thanks.

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Hi everybody,

I'm new to Win7 (64 bits build). Everything worked fine until yesterday. For some reason Flash contents (videos, etc.) cannot be played anymore, either on Firefox or on IE8. No error message is showed, the browser just freezes.
I have updated both browsers and the plugins, but the problem persists and I have no idea of what to do.
Any suggestion?

Thanks in advance.

A:Flash doesn't work on Win7

It's because there is no 64bit flash yet.

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I had to buy laptop because my desktop with winxp died. Now how do I get the scanner to work with win7? I am not too good with complicated fixes. Has anyone had luck? I need to scan medical records.
The scanner is a Canon Lide 55. thanks, Frank

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version, scanner
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1844 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 730 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 222580 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 28507 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, MoutCook, Not Applicable, WB01561071
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

A:scanner doesn't work with win7

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When I click on "Back up your computer" in Control Panel->System and Security, I get a gui that says "Back up or restore your files" at the top and nothing else. The rest of the window is blank. No "Turn off schedule",
"Create a system image" or "Create a system repair disc" on the left. I've tried a reboot. This is on Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1 (32 bit - 4gb ram). I've been using the backup method for several years. All of a sudden - poof.

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I just spent the last 30 hours downloading and installing all the update for 8.1 on my new Acer Laptop. Now the system will not shut down, update will not open and restore does not work. Also the sound system does not work. I've tried the recovery options but all I get is unending aero. Shutdown produces background apps still running and will only work if I physically turn off the power.

I'm at a loss to know what to do next. I did not expect to have these problems with a brand new system and by following all the proper procedures for updating.

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I am hoping someone on this forum can help me. I have a Thinkpad X60s, about a year old and I am running XP. Randomly my computer becomes sluggish so I try closing programs. I then figure out that one program is frozen (come to think of it, that program may always be IE) and I can't close it. I then try to warm boot with ALT CONTROL DELETE but it doesn't work. In fact, instead of getting the task manager, my screen saver comes up without any icons on my desktop. I have no cursor and can't do anything but unplug or take out battery and manually crash the computer. It then will start normally though it takes longer for the icons to appear.

I regularly download both IBM and Windows updates, I defrag regularly, do virus scans etc using Norton 360. I also have run Think Pad Productivity Center maintenance tasks.

Other than that and the slugglishness the computer runs ok.

Any help out there? I am frustrated and IBM has not been able to help, except by telling me to change the hard drive or send it to them.

A:Freeze,alt control delete doesn't work, lose all icons

Yes I think this is a hard drive issue too. Check to see how much space you have left on it. Go to My computer and right-click on the C drive icon. Click Properties... Also, you might consider checking the hard drive with a utility like Seatools from Seagate. IBM notebook drives are noted for their high failure rates...

Back up your important data please, ASAP

Good luck

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How can I get the Windows 7 Control Panel Backup & Restore link to work? When I click on it it does nothing

A:Control Panel Backup & Restore link doesn't work

Have you run
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Either there is a problem in the windows file structure which sfc will check for, or a service the feature depends on has been disabled.
That's about the only two scenarios I can come up with.

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hi ,
i was trying to fix one of my friends old computer. On that all of a sudden sound stopped working. sound files seems to be playing ,but no output comes through speakers or headphones.
I have done all the basic tests, and evrythng is fine. When i checked in control panel ->sound and audio->voeme tab , device volume ans speaker settings i can't use, it appears like disabled.
Pls note the audio drivers(realtek alc650) are properly installed. I have spent more than a day downloading and reinstalling the drivers and googling to find out the issue. But still in vain. Now i want to try reinstalling XP, but my disks r missing , so i need to give a try in this forum. Pls help.

A:Sound doesn't work (Realtek ac650) and control panel

Look in device manager if the sound device is enabled. If you don't see it, you might need to enable it in bios.

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Occasionally, when resume from hibernation/suspend, display brightness control doesn't work. Means that Fn + F2,F3 doesn't work, change from Windows Power Options doesn't work, change from intel graphic doesn't work.
Anyone know if I have to restart some services to get it working? It's occasional and I can't find anything exact in EventLog.
My system is HP Probook 4230s with Core i5-2410 with intel HD3000. Latest patches on both Win 7 Pro 32-bit and intel driver.
Restart machines solve the problem, re-hibernate or re-suspend machine occasionally solve the problem, but mostly not.

A:LCD Brightness control doesn't work after resume from sleep/hibernatio

See if HP have an update for their firmware or function key control drivers. I know its a new pc, but its worth a shot.

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Hi,After Installing an OS and all drivers successfully, I stuck with ?Multimedia Audio Controller?(under ?Other Devices?). This device instance path is: ?PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9D70&SUBSYS_80FF103C&REV_21\3&11583659&0&FB? I tried to install - Conexant High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver but it does not work. In addition, I tried to install Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs ? No success. *I ensured that Audio enabled in BIOS. How can I fix it? Thanks!

A:HP ProBook 430 g3 win7 x64 - Audio doesn't work

 The Conexant driver in your link is for Windows 10. Have you tried the Windows 7 Conexant driver? A solution posted here to first disable Intel Smart Sound in BIOS:

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First time poster here.

I'm running Win7 Home Premium 64bit. When I try to do a System Restore, it seems to run to completion, reboots the system and then issues the following message:

"System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system files and settings were not changed."

Same result in Safe mode.
Same result with AV disabled. (Kaspersky Internet Security 12)


Thanks, Tom

A:Win7 HP 64b system restore doesn't work

Hello Toadstoll Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Would this be on a custom build where you installed Windows yourself or on an OEM premade system?

The most likely problem you ran into was a bad restore point. That can happen on occasion when you only have one or two depending the time of the month and seeing the older ones automatically being cleaned up.

Every so often a bad point is created where choosing the next older if found would be the next step. That would be the first suggestion to start with by opening the restore option again to see how many points are still seen to try another to go back a little further to see if that goes well on the next try.

Other things like running the System File Checker tool can help with minor problems. But if you are stuck trying to remove a new program tracking down entries in the system registry can be tricky at times for seeing it manually removed.

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Hello, its so bad, i reinstalled windows7 and now sleep mode doesnt work properly, it should permanently powerdown computer only rams are power-on, but now when i click sleep mode on my PC it goes to sleep, but computer is still working.

A:sleep doesn't work after reinstalled win7

First in an administrator account type cmd in search, when it comes up type sfc /scannow. That may fix the problem

If not take you windows DVD and do a repair install. One of these should work. A repair is just an upgrade.

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I was hoping for some help.

I have a seagate 2 TB external HDD. It has 1 FAT32 partition. Everything works as expected in Windows Vista/7 and even in Ubuntu.

When connecting the external HDD to any XP machine (tested 3 computers with XP), the device will not show up under My Computer.

It is visible in Device Manager.

Under Disk Management, the drive shows up without any labelling and has improper file system and partitioning! It's as though the partition table is messed up, however, the drive works perfectly on any Vista/WIN7/Linux pc.

More info:
WIN7 Sees 1.86 TB, 1 partition:Fat32
XP Sees 3 TB (yes, three terabytes!), 4 partitions. 2 partitions show as UNALLOCATED, 1 partition UNKNOWN, and 1 partition (OS/2 Boot).

Not only is the capacity incorrect, but darn well everything else about the drive shows up incorrect under Disk Management. This happens with all XP PCs. Hate to sound redundant, but works well under any other OS.

Also, I ran a SFC /SCANNOW with one XP machine in the event the FAT32 drivers or DLLs were corrupted and no resolve. I reinstalled XP on the same machine and the results were identical.

Thank you for your time and hopefully, with your help, we can resolve this quickly.


A:External HDD: Works in WIN7, Doesn't work in XP

Did you format it with a GUID Partition table instead of a master boot record? 32 bit XP doesn't recognize GPT. I doubt it is that though because there is supposed to be a protective MBR inside the GPT that would make the disk look like a 2TB partition of unknown type and no free space to 32 bit XP.

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Okay, a School-issued ThinkPad Edge. It was bought new with a Windows 7 and an intel core i3 processor. I download Skype, and part of the set-up process is the mic part, and that's how I found out that the BUILT IN mic DID NOT work. I've looked around,
but all of the solutions I see I've either already tried, or wouldn't work in this situation (For example, the computer's original OS is Win7, it's not going to be an outdated sound card!) Does anybody have a specific solution? I've tried going in and messing
with the sound levels and the boost, I've made sure the mic wasn't muted. I even have the little green check in that one part saying that it should be working! I have no idea what else to do, and this is a serious issue for a lot of people. I can survive without
the mic for a while, but not forever. I would also appreciate it if I didn't get a hundred people saying that they're having the same issue. If you have a suggestion on how to fix it, then great! Maybe complain a little about your issues with the mic as you're
doing so, but if you're not giving a possible solution, then
please don't say anything here. Hope I get an answer soon! <:)

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My internet has suddenly stopped working on my windows 7 machines but it still works on my xp machines. i am connected to the network but all my windows 7 machines tell me i got no access to the internet wich i don't seem to have either.

so im asking here for a soulotion.

my router is a Samsung Gigaset SE551 WLAN dsl/cable along with a zylexel modem and a d-link router.
and the windows 7 computers is a laptop and a stationary computer both x64 systems. (the laptop runs with the wirless network comming from the samsung router and the stationary runs with network cable from the d-link router)

A:Internet doesn't work on win7 machine

Varying on your Network Adapter/Driver, you may have to allow your TCP/IP & DNS to set automatically, rather than manually. If anything, the easiest way to check for issues is to right click on your "Network" Icon in your System Tray, and click "Troubleshoot Problems".

Manual Steps:

Rick Click the Network Icon in your System Tray.
Left Click "Open Network and Sharing Center".
In the Left window pane, click "Change Adapter Settings".
Right Click "Local Area Connection"
Left Click on "Properties" (and Allow the UAC)
Click on "Internet Protocol Version 6".
Click the "Properties" button.
Make sure the "Obtain {yada-yada} automatically" radio-box is selected on both the IP and the DNS.
Click OK.
Do the same for "Internet Protocol Version 4".
Restart your Computer

If the Issue still exists after these steps, verify that your Router or Modem is compatible with Windows 7.

Not all routers will work correctly with a Windows 7 based System.

Hope all is well.

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Hi, I had some issues with a HDD around this time last year, so I replaced it with a new western digital HDD. I wasn't able to back anything up, so I cloned it instead.

turns out I installed the incorrect driver for my video card and suffered from the BSOD syndrome....

well, I finally got that sorted out, ( I think ) and now I am trying relentlessly to get catalyst pro control center to work properly. Ive read numerous places online that involves editing the Assembly folder, but I have no such keys in there.

when I try and run CCC, it tells me that I am unable to run as I wouldn't be able to change any settings within the app basically. Ive tried uninstalling, installing. trying ATI opposed to AMD- to no anvil.

I know for a fact that I had CCC on this pc, but it almost seems impossible to get up and running, I am very desperate to get this up and running.

thanx in advance

A:Catalyst Control Center doesn't work after I installed the wrong driver

Hhhmmmm... let's take a look

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag and click OK
===> If you?re running 32 bit Windows, dxdiag will launch on its own
===> If you?re running 64 bit Windows, you?ll see 64-bit DxDiag. Click it to launch the 64-bit version of dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
Attach it to your next post by clicking the Upload a File button


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I saw another post about this but it was closed with no responses. When I attempt to open the phone and modem option in control panel I get the following message "Phone and modem control panel can not be opened. You may have a problem starting telephony service."

The only modem I have installed at the moment is my cell phone. I used to have a bluetooth modem (still the same cell phone) but I deleted that during my own troubleshooting process.

On another forum I read to go into services and Start or Restart telephony. I have done that but still get the same message.

I am so stuck...please help!

A:Phone and modem control panel problem

I've tried startup repair for VISTA as recommended by someone but that did not work. I have a cbs.log file with the files that "could" be a problem but no one has been able to tell me how to replace them. The suggestion of a total complete reinstall of VISTA where I would lose all my software installs is a little harsh.

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Windows won't start. I get a a black screen saying some hardware or software has changed and the only options are to press enter to continue, or escape to exit.

I tried booting my Win 7 64 bit recovery disc (aka system repair disc) but in the second screen where it tells you to select an operating system, it is blank! I attempted to add hard disk drivers but i couldn't figure out how.

So i pressed next and got to the screen with various options. I selected "Startup Repair" but that won't work.

It says that "startup repair cannot repair this computer automatically",

The error details are as follows:

Problem signature:

Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline

Problem Signature 01:

Problem Signature 02:

Problem Signature 03: unknown

Problem Signature 04: 0

Problem Signature 05: unknown

Problem Signature 06: 1

Problem Signature 07: unknown

OS Version: 6.1.7600.

Locale ID: 1033

So i can't do any type of recovery to repair my Windows 7. Would finding the appropriate hard disk driver in the beginning of the startup repair process (the second screen) be a solution to be able to select the appropriate OS to fix? if so, how?

What else can I do besides backing up all my important files and reinstalling everything? I'd really like to "fix" this.

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A:Can't start Win7 and Startup Repair doesn't work at all!! What to do?

Instead of going to startup repair in the recovery options, choose command prompt and run an offline sfc scan.

How to Run the System File Checker (Sfc.exe) Offline in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

What about safe mode, have you tried that?

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If I try to use the Ctrl-Click action on web pages that allow you to select multiple items in a list box, a new ie session opens (to my home page) instead of allowing me to make multiple selections. This happens with ALL web pages that have multiple select boxes. It only happens on my desktop (XP with i.e 7), and not on other computers in my house with ie7.
- I tried disabling ALL active X controls and add-ins. Still didn't work.
Any ideas please? (It's maddening!!)

A:Control-Click doesn't work with multiple select lists-it opens a new ie page instead

One thing you may want to check is the control panel/accessibility options and make sure nothing is checked in there. Sometimes the accessibility settings for the keyboard will play havoc with what you think should be happening with keys.

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Hello there.

I've been looking all over the net for an answer, but it seems there's nothing known about this. I've installed Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator on Windows 7 Professional.

I have attached a picture of what it looks like on my machine. I've tried reinstalling and running either or both of the setup and the program in various compatibility modes. This is what it should look like:

Now, this program requires .Net 2.0. Windows 7 ships with 3.5. I guessed that it wasn't backwards compatible, so I downloaded a v2 redist from microsoft. Wouldn't install because "it's already installed on the system".

Is their a compat mode for .Net? Or do you have any better idea how I could fix this?

A:Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator doesn't work under Win7

Same issue here. I'm new to Windows 7, but I'm generally an advanced computer user and very familiar with XP.

I haven't found anything yet about this on the 'net, except another thread similar to this one:
... same issue in Vista, also unanswered.

Have you figured anything out yet? Please fill me in if so. Really want to use this program...


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One Win7 machine on our work domain can only connect via wireless adapter. Realtek NIC card gives error "Connection doesn't have a valid IP configuration". SBS2003 server handles DHCP (correctly for all other machines in domain). I've read several threads here but nothing seems to work. Bonjour off, ICS set to automatic - when i try to start manually it starts then stops.
Win7 thru NIC adapter sees "unidentified public network" and has no internet connection. Wireless is too slow and need to figure this out.


A:Win7 machine at work has error Connection doesn't have a valid IP conf


Try to manually enter the Default Gateway in your Windows 7 Network Adapter?s IPv4 settings instead of Auto assignment, it's some sort of bug in Windows 7.

Please let us know if it works or not, then we'll try a diff tactic.

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I have a ATI All-IN-Wonder 9800 series card about 2 years old that I need help with. I wanted to upgrade the drivers so I downloaded some from the ATI site and installed them. The old software needed an audio cable from my Asus P4C800-E Deluxe mobo to the ATI graphics card. It was working ok using the remote but after the driver upgrade, the audio sounded choppy (the new driver said it didn't need the audio cable) so I tried to install it back to the original (Using the install cd) but now the remote doesn't work. I tried removing anything about ATI and then reinstalled everything but the remote still doesn't work. I have been at this for over a day and it is driving me nuts! All suggestions will be appreciated. TIA
OS=WinXP Pro

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I have a problem with a computer I bought at a yard sale. It has windows xp pro on it. I don't have any disk with it. I got it all set up and online and was loading my anti-virus protection through my server and then it froze up. So I ended up uninstalling it. Then the problem began. I get this box coming up that says Remote Control Agent at the top of the box, then it says, Cannot initialize the network. the requested protocol may not be installed. My question is, did I possibly uninstall it when I did the anti-virus. And since I don't have a disk to install it again, can I take windows xp pro off and put windows xp home edition on it. If so, can you give me step by step instructions on how to do this as I don't have any knowledge of how to even start. Thank you so very much.

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I am trying to remote into my new home computer which is a windows vista premium from my windows xp at work. It just does not happen. But I am still able to remote into my windows xp work computer into my old windows xp home. Any help?

A:Remote desktop control problem

When you attempt to connect to Windows XP via Remote Desktop from a Vista machine, you get a warning message. To address the problem, Microsoft just released Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 client tools for Windows Server 2003 and XP.SearchWindowsServer.com;displaylang=en

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I needed to help a friend prepare his laptop for the Anniversary Update yesterday. My PC (Windows 10 Pro) and his laptop (Windows 10 Home) were both setup correctly for Remote Assistance, including Windows Firewall settings. Everything worked properly except I had no control of his laptop, either with keyboard or mouse. I could see his desktop and everything he did on it, so I was able to talk him through what needed to be done. But I could have done it all in much less time with control. Are there any special things that must be done to get control other than normal steps outlined in readily available sets of instructions online?

A:Remote Assistance control problem

Hello larc,

If you are both using at least build 14383 or later, you could try Quick Assist to see if it may work better for you.

Quick Assist - Get and Give Remote Assistance in Windows 10

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I have a Samsung 27" TV that I got from a friend who lost the remote. I have purchased and used numerous Universal remote controls and unless I hold the remote at a perfect angle, changing the channels and the volume is impossible. I'm trying to determine if it's a problem with the remote control sensor, or if I were to buy an exact replacement remote from Samsung if that would solve the problem.

Any ideas?

A:Samsung TV - Remote Control Problem

Just curious....why are you posting this TV/Remote question on a PC Forum? Personally I would have used the Equestrian Forum.

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