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Installing Windows 10 on Multiple Devices?

Q: Installing Windows 10 on Multiple Devices?

I realize this is a forum for Windows 7, but I don't know where else to ask this question lol.

Earlier I made a thread about my mom's computer being unable to reinstall Windows 7 after a factory reset. I think I've found a possible fix for this, but I'm not entirely sure.

I'm currently in the process of installing Windows 10 on my own computer via the Windows Creation Tool, and I noticed that it gave me the option to not only install W10 on my own computer, but another's through a Flash Drive as well.

So my question: after I've installed Windows 10 on my own computer, would it be possible to also put a copy onto my flash drive to install Windows 10 on my mom's computer as well? And if so, can I bypass the product key requirement to get to the desktop? I've got some code that I used to grab my own product key in order to install Windows 10 for myself, which I can also use to retrieve my mom's product key if I can get to her desktop to open Notepad.

I've never booted a computer via flash drive, so I don't know whether or not I can do this. I don't have her product key, and I can only get it if I can access her desktop (unless there's another way, because the product key on the back of her laptop is too faded to read).

Thanks in advance!

A: Installing Windows 10 on Multiple Devices?

Once you've made an install flash drive (or DVD or iso) from the Microsoft site, you can use it to upgrade any number of qualifying computers (genuine activated Windows 7 SP1) to Windows 10 without needing a serial. It must be the correct edition ie Windows 7 Home Premium needs a Windows 10 Home flash drive. A sneaky upgrade attempt from Home to Pro will appear to work, but won't activate (you will prob be nagged to buy the correct serial sometime in the future).

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/windows10

re : booting from flash - I found that the upgrade didn't work in that scenario. I had to run setup.exe from within Windows 7. If a clean install is your goal, once Windows 10 is installed, you can boot from the install media (flash, DVD etc) and install again, deleting all partitions. You don't need a serial for this, because MS 'remembers' the hardware and activates it accordingly. If you do this, all data and apps are deleted.

Edit - if your mom's computer isn't actually running, you won't be able to upgrade it to W10 for free.

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Hi there

Not sure whats happening here but getting multiple displays for the same devices !!!!

Any fix, or is system Broken.



Cheers
jimbo

A:Devices and Printers - devices being displayed multiple times

Looks like Ghosts of DLNA devices. Start by taking offline any DLNA capable gear, reboot the Gateway and also clear its IP Table.

Also clear out those ghosts from Devices and Printers.

For some reason this started in Windows 7, when Microsoft started to play games with DLNA and media Shares.

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The USB 3 stack is unstable in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8. I was hoping the upgrade to Windows 8.1 would improve the stability but no.
On two different motherboard systems I have had the same experience with 64 bit Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro compatibility with various USB 3.0 devices and hubs including:
An AFT PRO-57U front panel card-reader/hub, various Anker, Syba multiport hubs, and these are just a few I have tried, there are many more.
     

Symptoms are the same.
For example: the AFT PRO-57U slots are enumerated correctly as drive letters in Windows 8.1.
Then the drives (the PRO-57U slots) disappear, then reappear, then disappear, and reappear and so on. This happens consistently and the cycle time to disappear/reappear varies from 10 seconds to 10 minutes.

The Windows Device Manager shows the devices appearing and disappearing as enumerated devices. I have tried many trial and error methods to solve this, uninstalling and reinstalling USB motherboard drivers, different cables to the AFT PRO-57U device different
USB 3 ports for the devices and many more...
One of the hubs I bought specifically because it has the latest chip and firmware: AnkerŪ USB 3.0 9-Port Hub + 5V 2.1A Smart Charging Port with 12V 5A Power Adapter [VIA VL812-B2 Chipset and updated Firmware 9081] This hub FAILs to enumerate some external
HDDs and other devices.
To troubleshoot I have tried many things:

I have disabled Windows... Read more

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Hi, I very much want to know the answer to this problem. My setup is simple. I am working with my Mobo's onboard sound card (Mobo is Asus M3A32-MVP Wi-Fi) and here's the thing. I see multiple devices in both Vista and Seven (have a dual boot) - I see the front headphone jack, the SPDIF, the rear audio port (it's 5.1 surround) and also an HDMI. I've just recently bought two bluetooth headphones and I have paired them and see them in the audio devices panel too.

Now this is what I want to do. I want to hear the audio on all the devices simultaneously. If I turn on the audio system (connected to the SPDIF) then I should hear the audio there. If I connect multiple Bluetooth headphones, I should hear the audio from my comp on any and all of them.

So, why can't I do this? Apparently this was the default behaviour for Windows in XP. That is, any audio played was available on all connected devices. Now, here in Vista and Seven we have a major downgrade in that we have to select a SINGLE audio output device as the "default" device and when a device is selected as such, the audio stream is SOLELY passed into it. THIS IS SO VERY WRONG! It is so illogical to do something like this in today's world of changing and evolving multi-media environments. I mean, what if my Mom wants to hear my music from the kitchen at the same time that I'm listening to it as I work on my desktop. She should be able to simply plugin and start listening to what I'm hearing! This is RIDICULOUS!

I ho... Read more

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I'm find an issue on some machines I administer where, upon plugging in a USB device, Windows takes forever 'searching preconfigured driver folders' for the device driver. This includes USB disks, which I would imaging should be quite fast. I have configured
the machines not to use Windows Update to look for the drivers, which sped things up on some machines, but it still seems to be taking way too long to recognise a simple USB device. Once installed, re-plugging the same device into the same USB port is very
fast, but plugging it into a different port on the same machine gets the same issue. The C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore directory weighs in at almost 1 GB - not too much bigger than a clean install on that machine type (830 MB) (a clean windows install on
this hardware installs devices super-fast).


Any ideas/pointers?

A:Windows 7 very slow installing new usb devices

Hi,
 
For testing purpose, please try to boot into Safe Mode to check the result.
 
Due to this issue occurred on a few computers, you could update the BIOS and chipset drivers to latest for test.
 
Please try to create a new account to check the result.
 
Or, you could disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:
 
1. Click "Start" button, type “devmgmt.msc” (without quotation marks) in the “Search” bar and press "Enter". Click “Continue”
if necessary.
2. In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
3. Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".

 
Then, restart your computer and check the result.

 
Hope it helps.
 
Alex ZhaoPlease 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've lately gotten Windows 7.
My installer gets stuck or hangs at Transferring files, settings and programs... as there are no %'s.
First time I had that, it went on for ab. 3hours, so I thought something was wrong and restarted the installer. I'm currently on my old computer, and the installer is stuck at the same place. It's been 3hours and it's still stuck at "Installing devices and setting up your system".

I'm not sure if it's suppost to take this long, so I just want to make sure that there's no errors atm. My firewall is off, I have enough memory in my computer and I'm upgrading from Vista. I ran the windows 7 program test, I forgot what it's called but my desktop computer is eligible for the upgrade.

EDIT: I have the ultimate version of Windows 7.

A:Vista to Windows 7 Stuck at Installing devices.

Are you doing an in-place Upgrade of Vista?

These are complicated and can take many hours to complete.

Are you able to detect any progress? Is the processor light flickering at all?

If it fails it should roll back to Vista.

I hope you backed up all of your files and are prepared to do a superior clean install if it doesn't complete, or even roll back.

If you cannot afford to lose files you didn't back up, or for some reason can't do the preferred clean install, I would call MS tech support to help you salvage the upgrade. You paid for this with your copy of Win7.

When you are ready to clean install, let us know. You'll want to boot from the installer, stay connected to the internet to get latest drivers/updates, select Custom and use Advanced drive tools to format.

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Since 09/28/2015 the Windows 8.1 MSN Weather app won't start anymore. It is stuck at start screen with throbber, no errors in Event Log. It happens on multiple
different devices with multiple different Microsoft accounts. I have also tried different Internet connection.


I tried to reinstall the app. It helped for first run but after closed, next time it is stuck again. Although Start screen live tile still updates correctly. The after-reinstall behavior is exactly the same on multiple devices and Microsoft accounts again.
It must be a server side issue, please check it.

Steps to reproduce:

You need Windows 8.1 OS, all Windows Updates applied and being logged to account that's connected to a Microsoft account

1. Uninstall MSN Weather app
2. Go to Store and install MSN Weather app again, latest version is 3.0.4.336
3. Run the MSN Weather app, select a city ... works now
4. Close the application (important step !) either by close button (mouse) or the Windows 8 close gesture (touchscreen)
5. Run the MSN Weather app again

Now you should be able to reproduce the issue, the app is stuck at start screen with throbber. If not, repeat steps 4 and 5 multiple times or restart the OS instead of step 4.

The steps above are reproducible on multiple devices, multiple Microsoft accounts and different Windows locales. Disconnecting the MSN Weather app from Microsoft account personalization in step 3 does not help either.
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I consider myself an advanced user, but this one I've never seen, nor can I find info out for...

I haven't been able to plug a video camera or external hard drive into my computer via FireWire. I then tried a different cable, nothing. I then tried a different device and cable, nothing. I then tried a different computer with two devices, nothing.

My USB2.0 works fine with each device and computer. I also took the new computer into CompUSA and they tried their firewire device and all worked. I bought a new firewire cable, but I have the same luck with each device.

How can 2 external hardrives, and one sony camera not work, after working for a year. What happened? What do I need to do?
 

A:Multiple firewire devices on multiple computers not working

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hello forum, i recently installed windows 7 Ultimate on another hard drive to dual boot with my windows 7 Home Premium (Dont bother asking why) And when it finished the installation, it logged on correctly, but now the wifi doesnt work (wifi light isnt even on when the wifi cord is pluged in), also the usb3.0 ports dont work either, how would i fix this?
I tried going onto my Home Premium Version and everything worked fine there, specs down below if needed

A:Installing Windows 7 Ultimate makes some devices not to work

Have you done all your updates ? Installed all your drivers ? You do know about these things, correct ?

WiFi cord ? What is that ?

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I have an ASUS ROG RAIDR Express PCIE SSD which I have it in UEFI mode where I was able to install Windows 7 successfully on it with my motherboard BIOS set to UEFI mode and CSM to UFEI as well. But now when I connect my storage HDD's and my 2 Corsair Neutron GTX SSD's which I set up in a RAID0 array in Legacy mode along with my Blu-ray RW optical drive, they're not recognized in Windows at all. How can I get Windows to recognize my drives in UEFI if even possible at all? I've tried switching the CSM back to Legacy to see if that'll work, but my system gets stuck in boot loop after the Intel RAID setup screen.

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There are multiple websites that I cannot connect to, facebook, rottentomatoes, youtube, to name a few. Others seem perfectly fine. A few seem okay, but seem to be running slowly.

This is the case for both my computer (on which I am running Windows 7), which is connected directly to the router, *and* mobile devices which are connected wirelessly.

On my computer I have tried using several different browsers to no avail, but when I used the TOR browser to proxy, I was able to access them.

I apologize if this has been asked, but I haven't been able to find anything this specific.

Thank you.
 

A:Can't connect to multiple websites on multiple devices

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Our ISP recently updated their hard ware to work with the Sprint network. Note: our ISP is not Sprint, but the local phone company.

Our Hardware:
Internet: DSL 10.0 (highest speed available)
Modem: Comtrend (ISP provides)
Router: Belkin N
Computer: 10 yr old Dell running XP - service pac3 - wired connection
Kindle Fire (first edition, no HD, etc) - wireless connection
Xbox 360 - wireless connection

Issues:
Xbox - went from constantly bumped from Xbox Live game by losing internet connection to not being able to enter a game at all
Kindle - went from occasional "network error' message during online tasks to having to restart download (multiple times) or refresh page for most any or all online tasks
Computer - have to click refresh to get most any page to load after the home page

What we've tried so far:
I have recently cleared the cache on both the computer and Kindle. XBox's new security measures have been met.

My questions:
Do any or all of these issues seem to be related?
Is there a piece of equipment or something we may be missing to make all of these things work? I am a networking novice.
Who should I call to get these issues corrected, my ISP or a tech service? Note: if I start with the ISP and they do not find an issue I have to pay for the call.
 

A:Multiple issues over multiple devices

First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.

Now... Yes, the issues could be related - there maybe an issue with the Belkin N router. I'd try to first reset the Belkin router to default settings, check on manufacturer website for instructions how, most routers you can press a "reset" button w/ a paperclip or ball point pen. Reconfigure the Belkin router, recreate the wireless network and see how everything works. If you are still having issues, humor me and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, bypassing Belkin router. See if you still have connection issues, if you do then it could be the DSL modem that is the problem and call your ISP to replace. If you don't have same issues then it's most likely an issue with the Belkin router. Replace it. Don't buy the dirt cheapest router at the store, but you most likely don't need the most expensive one either. Find a good middle ground router, ask sales associate to assist you accordingly.

Post back, Hope this helps!!
 

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Hey people. I currently have a dual boot Windows xp pro with xp pro 64. Is it possible to add windows ME to the list without removing my current windows (I'm too lazy to remove everything and put windows ME on first). Thanks in advance.

A:Installing Windows ME multiple boot with XP

yeah i think so as long as its on the master boot record

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Hi,

I have a ACER Aspire 2920Z Laptop which has the graphics card - Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset.

I recently performed fresh install of Windows 7 on this Laptop. The OS automatically downloaded and installed all the drivers. However after installation, now I am unable to connect to my TV using S-video.

When i connect the s-video, nothing happens. The application does not even detect the connection.

On launching the Intel Graphics application - under Display Devices, it shows the Operating Mode as Single Display. Please refer the attachment.

Before upgrading to Windows 7, it used to show Multiple displays.

Have also attached the Dxdaig information.

Can somebody help with getting the S-video display to work.


Rizwan

A:No multiple display after installing Windows 7

hi rinzyyy and welcome to sevenforums,

i'm afraid i'm not going to be much help, except to say that i had a similar problem on my laptop with intel 945gm graphics. i think intel haven't finalised their windows 7 drivers yet, which is a real pita, as the xp drivers offer more functions and features.

i was at my friend's house telling him how wonderful my new os was, when he asked me if i could plug my laptop into his tv. he had a spare s-video input and lead, so i said sure, no problem.

windows 7 couldn't do it.

luckily my laptop still dual-boots xp, so a quick reboot did the trick...

let's hope intel sort this out!

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After installing Windows 8 I have had multiple crashes. Sometimes it will completely lock up and every once in awhile BIOS wont even pop up when i shut it down and restart it. These BSODs happen at random and do not follow any specific pattern per say. When i say random, i mean random. It's not when i do any one specific operation.
It just varies. I didnt have any problems before i installed windows 8. My pc is a homebuilt machine with parts i purchased from newegg and is a lil over a year or 2 old.
AMD phenom II 965, 3400mhz
gigabyte mobo (dont remember exact model)
4gig Gskill Ripjaws RAM
Windows 8 OS

if there is any other information you would like me to provide, just ask and i will be glad to give it if I am able to. Thanks in advance for your time and help.

A:Multiple BSOD after installing windows

list of BSOD in log ...hope that helps...

5/27/2012 4:06:48 PM DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
5/27/2012 3:48:43 PM MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
5/26/2012 10:57:55 AM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
5/25/2012 7:13:38 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
5/25/2012 6:59:54 PM BAD_POOL_HEADER
5/19/2012 9:42:02 AM BAD_POOL_HEADER
5/18/2012 1:26:40 PM PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
5/17/2012 4:32:23 PM BAD_POOL_CALLER
5/10/2012 1:21:40 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
5/9/2012 11:19:58 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
5/9/2012 8:48:50 PM BAD_POOL_HEADER
5/9/2012 8:44:00 PM KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
5/9/2012 8:20:16 PM IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
5/7/2012 3:20:18 AM MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
5/7/2012 2:52:48 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
5/6/2012 3:22:16 AM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

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Hey, everybody!
This forum seems amazing, so I thought I should give it a go and post here my problems..
 
This madness started since upgrading my laptop from 8.1 to windows 10.
But, here's the list.
 
· OS - Windows 10 Home· x64· Originally installed: W7, upgraded all the way through 8, 8.1 and 10.· The OS, as long as I remember, is the retail version· The laptop is a Samsung NP350V5C - S06IT, 2013.· CPU: i7-3630QM· Video Card: Intel HD Graphics 4000 + 1024MB Ati radeon HD 7600M
 
HD is great (840EVO SSD 1TB), RAM is ok (memtest is fine).
 
Now, I'll go try Driver Verifier again (in my previous tests, I was clearly doing things in a wrong way as you will see from all the dumps, so I'll follow your link and do that correctly).
 
EDIT: Driver Verifier keeps on giving the same problem!

A:Multiple BSOD since installing Windows 10

Adding a few details: originally, the problem was about BSODs going to sleep / waking from sleep.
I THINK I solved those, but other random BSOD were occouring.
 
PS: The last 2 DRIVER VERIFIER runs were one with avast installed (and culprit for the BSOD) and the other with it uninstalled (with the culprit being this SGdrv64.sys that I know nothing about).

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So I built my computer about 5 years ago and it ran pretty solidly with Windows XP and then Windows 7 Professional x32 until recently.

I bought a SSD and installed Windows 7 x64 on it, whilst keeping the original Windows 7 Professional x32 on a HDD.

After a short while I began to get BSODs of different varieties and when I have tried to repair startup or system restore, nothing has worked.

I now get a screen option of whether to boot 32bit or 64bit windows on startup but can only get 64bit to load and be stable in safe mode.

I have uploaded the SF diagnostic tool zip file to:

http://www.filedropper.com/lukevega3

I would appreciate any help in solving these issues!

Luke

A:Multiple BSODs after installing Windows 7 x64 onto new SSD

Additional information is required.

1. Download this .BAT file to your desktop

2. Right-click the .BAT file and 'Run as Administrator'
3. Locate the .ZIP file created on your desktop, and upload it here in your next reply.

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I had been using a dual monitor setup with a Hanns.G HW-191D 19" LCD and a Cintiq 12WX for over a year on XP without a hitch. Since installing Windows 7, both monitors are recognized but only one can be active at a time. When I change the Multiple Displays option to "Extend these displays" it automatically switches to "Show desktop only on 2". Hitting apply will cause the active monitor to de-sync and the other to turn on as would be expected.

My video card is an NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX 2 with the most recent drivers. Any ideas what might be causing this or how it could be fixed? Thank you.

-A

A:Multiple display issue after installing Windows 7

i had the same problem so i am running a program called DisplayFusion (Multi-Monitor Taskbar and Desktop Wallpaper changer)
DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar and Desktop Wallpaper|Binary Fortress Software
it works very well i had it for a months trial and was so impressed i bought it! had no problems easy to set up windows 7 is limited on this type of feature for multi monitors. I hope this will help and give you some insight to duel monitors and the capability's.

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

A:Question about installing Windows 7 on multiple Systems

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

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NEED HELP!!!

I have a Dell Inspiron that came with Vista. I somehow managed to get it to boot up, even connect to my network, but it was so stinkin slow that it wouldn't even completely load Control Panel so I could start uninstalling programs. I tried to boot in safe mode, but then got the blue screen of death and from that point on it wouldn't load. So I went online and read that a Windows 7 boot disc would work on Vista. Since my desktop is Windows 7, and since I ultimately want to put it on the laptop, I went that route. I also downloaded a Vista boot disk at some point.

At some point I had to format the hard drive. I got it started, but then it stuck at 80%. And stupid me, I accidentally turned the computer off. It's been downhill ever since. I am one of those people that knows just enough to pretty much destroy anything.

At this point, I have gone into diskpart. I managed to do a "clean" at some point, but then had to leave to get my son, and ended up getting stranded in a freak snow storm for 2 days. So, I tried to start all over, but now I get the error "diskpart has encountered an error the request could not be performed because of an i/o device error". I can't create a partition, I can't reformat, I can't load windows - NOTHING. I have 2 different partition manager programs I've downloaded.

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A:Multiple errors when formatting, partitioning, installing Windows

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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i don't know where all these BSOD's are coming from.
i haven't changed hardware & i haven't installed any software with drivers since these started.
i checked the windows update list & didn't readily see an update suggesting new drivers were installed.
i've tried to look into the situation myself using a program called 'whocrashed' but i didn't get far.

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Hey all. Back when I first set up my system I used a tutorial on this forum that showed how to install the OS on one drive and everything else on the other. The setup required changing the registry settings in audit mode during the initial OS install. I am looking for this tutorial but now can't find it. I even posted in this post, but even those are missing so I can't just trace my posts. I'm confused as to why it is missing and am hoping anybody could lead me back to it. Any help?

A:Missing tutorial on installing windows on multiple drives?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by darkstarsinner


Hey all. Back when I first set up my system I used a tutorial on this forum that showed how to install the OS on one drive and everything else on the other. The setup required changing the registry settings in audit mode during the initial OS install. I am looking for this tutorial but now can't find it. I even posted in this post, but even those are missing so I can't just trace my posts. I'm confused as to why it is missing and am hoping anybody could lead me back to it. Any help?


This sounds like what you're looking for,

User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation

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I have a dell inspiron serries 7000
Intel pent II 300 Mhz
192 MB RAM

Hello there, My system just shuts down while trying to install xp home (sp1 ver). And I am forced to shut down during the install. The install will get to the installing devices graphical user interface and quit at the 34 minute mark.

Then upon reboot it will check the disk and other parameters and they check out ok, so... hence xp will resume the setup automatically and the process just repeats itself over and over and stall out at the 34 minute mark. Is there a reason for this? Has anyone heard of this happening?

Since the hard disk is older..probably 5 or 6 years old... I played it safe and formated it using FAT32. So windows 98se was ultimately erased of course.

The PC does not have a built in network card. Only a build in dial up modem (on-board).

It also scans the disk for errors and compatiblility also and it checks out ok and continues on...to repeat the process over and over again
 

A:Solved: Windows home xp crashes during "installing devices" please help

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Hello experts,
I am deploying windows 7 images to HP Z420 workstations using WDS (Server 2008 R2). The deployment is stuck at "setup is installing devices 98%" Is it possible to see where it's hanging?
Thanks!

A:Windows 7 Deployment stuck at "setup is installing devices"

yes you can check in the setupact log in \windows\panther on the machine.

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Here's my setup:

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-D3
Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor, 150 GB
CPU: Intel
Optical Drive: Cooler Master DVD X16
Nvidia: FoxCon 8800
Memory: Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400C4

Here's my problem:

I start off with a clean install, create a partition, format it (but I don't "quick" format it.) It starts the Windows Setup and gets to the part where it is "installing devices". Once it is halfway through "installing devices", it gives me a BSOD with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.
Here's all of the things that I've tried to fix this problem:

1. Disable on board LAN, USB, serial ports, and parallel ports.
2. swap in a new video card.
3. swap in new memory sticks.
4. updating the motherboard BIOS.

I've tried tests from the Ultimate Boot CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/) on the hard drive, the memory and the CPU. Everything seems to check out. But no matter what I try, my installation always fails with the same BSOD.

Does anyone have any advice?
 

A:Solved: Windows XP installation BSOD at "installing devices"

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I use w10 on 3 devices, a mid range gaming PC, linx7 tablet, and lumia640. On the whole the experience is pretty good, syncing works well, reminders, alarms, contacts etc. This was one of the reasons I opted for android early, using chrome on a PC gave a similar, yet skimmed down, one OS feel.
I've not had one BSOD since updating the 'rig', my mobile works great, and the tablet is amazing for ?49! I was talking to my father in law who uses all 3 main OSs every day, and we both agree that windows just feels more 'grown up' than iOS or android. He wants a win10 phone next to replace his android (he'll have to keep the company iPhone4).
So like I said, does anyone else have a similar experience?

A:Who else uses w10 across multiple devices?

yeah i have no probs with my Lumia 920, HP work laptop and 2 of table computers at home.

just pisses me off to have the same background on each computer and i seem not to be able to find a setting to keep that sync out

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I want to use the audio simultaneously from my ati 4550 HDMI, Sony blue-tooth speaker via usb BT dongle, 3.5mm jacks on my mobo, and also from a spdif and digital coax linked to the mobo via on board header to expansion bracket with ports.

I know this all may sound like overkill, however I don't have the funds for high end switches / replicators, etc. So manually changing them has been a hassle.

I have done some reading and I know se7en doesn't let you. I did this with xp x64.

Anyone know of a "work-around" or hack to enable all devices at once?

Intel E2140
Intel DQ965CO
4gb Kingston 667mhz
MSI r4550
Ultra MD3 Dashboard
Gyration RF MCE Universal Remote

A:USE MULTIPLE DEVICES 7 x64

From what I see, you can only have one "Default" Playback device so I doubt that what you want to do can be accomplished.

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Dell Inspiron M5030
 I had Windows 7 installed and working perfectly but i wanted to install Windows 8.1 i tried a fresh install first (also tried to upgrade from windows 7). Every thing installs fine but when it reboots for the first time the windows logo comes up and "Getting Devices Ready %" Then the screen goes black.
Ive tried:-To let is sit for awhile to see if it would come back and i get nothing after hours -I plugged in a Monitor with no response (also tried to close the lid to put to sleep and does go to sleep)-I shut it down and tried to boot to Safe Mode but it says Windows can not boot to safe mode because windows installation has not finished
I can boot to my windows repair and go to the recovery command prompt but dont know what to do. It seems like a video driver problem the laptop has a AMD Radeon HD 4200. if thers any why to install the driver before Getting devices ready? Please Help!! 

A:Dell Inspiron M5030 Black Screen When Installing Windows 8.1 on "Getting Devices Ready"

I had the same problem and did this and it worked with no problem....The idea is to slipstream the updated drivers into the ISO/DVD. The drivers that came with the W8.1 DVD dont work well as I was getting the BSOD upon install.
1. Download Winreducer and install all 3rd party software it requires.  Look in the howto.pdf
2. Download the latest AMD Catalyst Drivers from AMD's site (not beta).  Listed as Windows 8 drivers i think.  
3. Extract the files to temp dir.
4. Copy the files/drivers from the temp dir (packages\drivers\display\w86a_inf) and the sub dir (B149756) to the winreducer drivers dir (work\integrate\drivers\x64).  So in the x64 dir you should have the cats, msi, infs, and the b149756.
5.  Run winreducer.  Make sure you have handy an iso of the Windows 8.1 DVD.
6.  After you mount your iso, you will be taken to the options and features screen.  You will see presets, appearance, features....on the top.   Leave all options alone EXCEPT the drivers location under System.  Change that to x\WORK\INTEGRATE\DRIVERS\x64.  Dont forget to change the x to your proper location.
7.  Click finish.  Save as iso. Apply.  It will save the modified iso into the winreducer folder.  
8.  Burn and install.  
9. After you are done installing, install the FULL driver package you downloaded in step 2 by running the setup.exe in main dir.
10.  Thank me LOL

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Atempting to reinstall Windows XP Home Edition as a "Repair". Setup completes first 3 steps...Collecting information, Dynamic Update, and Preparing Installation. The next step "Installing Windows" is hung up at the installing Devices stage. It indicates that "setup will complete in approximately 34 minutes". It has hung up on this page for over 2 days! The information screen that advertises all the wonderful things that XP can do continues to scroll, so it appears unfrozen. I tried powering down and restarting twice, but each time it resumes setup and brings me back to this point. If anyone has any idea how to help, it would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

A:Windows XP Setup Stalled on "Installing Devices"

Hello Greg12

I think this is usually a hardware fault.
If you are using a USB mouse try a PS2 mouse. Don`t use a USB keyboard either.

Otherwise unplug everything unnecessary and see if that helps.

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I am trying to install Xp on my Ibm netvista, it's been stuck at "installing devices" it says 35 minutes left for the last 2 hours.
What can i do?

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I have 2 x 24 port hubs uplinked to each other. I wish to introduce a switch.

How can I do this with the uplink ports on the hubs reserved.

Trev.
 

A:Multiple network devices

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Hi,

I have an ethernet connection running from a router to another room and I wonder if I could use that single connection for multiple devices (computer, game systems, etc). Will a hub work for a connection coming from a router?
Is it possible to have them all up and running simultaneously or does it have to be one device at a time?

Thanks,
~mark
 

A:Single IP, multiple devices

If it's a standard SOHO router, and not a switch or a modem, you can have up to 253 devices attached. (There are 256 addresses available, but you can't use the first or last address, and one is reserved for the gateway--the router itself.) Note that the 253 addresses includes wireless devices.

Courtney
 

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So here's the setup:

Windows Home Premium X64, 8GB Ram, I5-3570K CPU

Recently built. I understand there's been an issue with Windows 7 using different devices for audio outputs. I was told by MS IT to use Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) for 'combining' my programs/devices into the same output.

My computer is mostly built for Audio recording (Audacity, Adobe Audition), and virtual instrumentation (Reason 5, FL Studio, Abelton, etc...)

My issue is that while some of these programs work well with VAC, key important ones such as Reason 5 do not. With my particular soundcard and driver, there is a degree of latency between the time I press a note on the keyboard to when I can actually hear it.

FL Studio automatically bundles ASIO4ALL - an awesome '0 latency' driver pack that comes with a easy to use control menu. ASIO4ALL is automatically selected as the audio card driver.

However I am unable to use VAC whilst keeping the latency low at the same time.

I need some help if you please!

A:Multiple Devices - VAC not working for needs.

I have a Sonar X2 (Producer) studio. Something like your questions would be better answered on a board such as www.gearslutz.com where recording and DAW equipment is the topic of the forum.

I don't like ASIO4ALL, it can cause problems. I've had problems with trying to use it when I had a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. I've seen other posts (on other forums) about ASIO4ALL problems.

I have a Roland Octa-Capture and an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R and I only use the drivers supplied by Roland and MAudio.

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My system has a sound card and two USB audio devices. I can click the speaker -> options -> propertied -> mixer device and select 1 device and reboot and play via that device. However I would like to have all audio devices work at the same time. Is there a way to do this? If not, is there a way to switch without rebooting? (Windows 2000).
 

A:multiple audio devices

..................err? why do you need/want multiple audio devices from the one PC??????
 

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Hi, I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6974 Laptop, it came installed with Vista 64-bit. It works fine and all, just one thing I want to figure out.

The laptop has built-in speakers, a built-in mic, 2 headphone jacks and 1 microphone jack. I plugged my headset into one of the headphone jacks, my headset microphone into the microphone jack, and my external speakers into the second headphone jack.

What I wish to do is to set it up in a way that I can play music through my speakers, and Ventrilo through my headset.

The way I did this before on my desktop was that there was this option in the Realtek Audio Manager called "enable playback multi-stream" that separated the two audio jacks on the computer (one in the back, and one in the front). Then I was able to choose a different audio driver for Ventrilo, and use the default one for music. This was on XP, and I only had one sound card btw.

And now for Vista, I've tried looking through the Audio Device Manager and the Realtek Audio Manager but couldn't find anything that would help much, except in the Realtek Audio Manager there's this "tie up all input jacks something something, etc" that sounded like it was what I was looking for, but all it did was mess up my microphone.

To add more to this confusion, there is actually another audio device in the Audio Device Manager, but it's the Digital Audio Receiver, and I don't really know what that does.

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A:Multiple Audio Devices

Hi, ForeverRen, and welcome to the forums.

I think HP would be your best bet in this instance....as they would be able to tell you for sure if that can be done with their hardware or not.

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hi, i'm relatively new here, so i'm not really sure how to do this but alot of my games are having problems i.e. ? has cause in invalid page fault in unknown. I am led to believe it is a soundcard problem, i use an onboard sound card with the VIA VT1612A 2-channel audio Codec and i look in multimedia properties under audio devices, i had two different ones, Audio for via Ac'97 Enhanced Audio Controller(WDM), and Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM), i was told by a friend to uninstall the drivers and then reinstall to fix this, i did, now on top of those two devices i have a second Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM). I also have three MIDI for WDM-based Device. ANd Mixer for VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM), along with two Mixer for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM),this may be normal, but like i said i'm relatively new at this and it doesn't really look normal, so can someone please help me? Thank You
firebrand_24
 

A:need help, multiple audio devices

Look at the back of your computer. Do you have onboard sound AND a seperate PCI sound card? If so then you need to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS setup and use only the PCI sound card.

Now go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ALL VIA AC97, AC97, Vinyl audio drivers and anything else that looks like it goes to sound drivers.

Then go to Device Manager and uninstall/remove all remaining VIA/Vinyl/AC97 devices listed under the Multimedia heading. Reboot only after all are removed.

Then download the latest VIA Vinyl drivers. When you first run the new driver setup program it will look to see if there are still drivers installed, if it finds any then it give you the option to uninstall them. Do that and reboot.

Then run the VIA installation again and install the drivers, and reboot.

At any point Windows may redetect the sound card and want to reinstall the drivers - let it. Do NOT click Cancel on the Found New Hardware Wizard. If all goes well prior to install the latest driver the sound card should be detected as a PCI Multimedia Device and that means all the drivers will have been removed.

Here's the latest drivers: http://www.viaarena.com/Driver/Vinyl_AudioCode_v600a_M.zip
They are in a ZIP file, once extracted you need to run the SETUP.EXE file to install the drivers.
 

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Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. Home network. Already have 3 printer devices. One printer is All-in-One (HP). Want to keep that device installed and be able to use all functions. Want to add a desk top scanner for speed and versatility. The All-in-One is network cabled and also USB to my desktop computer. The desktop scanner is not network; would be USB to my desktop computer. I seem to recall reading somewhere (not sure of this - maybe HP literature to discourage buying other scanners) that you can't have more than one scanner. Doesn't seem logical. Is more than one scanner (using only one at any one time) OK?

A:Are Multiple Scanner Devices OK?

As far as I know you have as many usb devices hooked up to one computer. There is a theoretical limit of 124, but it really is determined on how many usb ports you have as to how many usb devices you can hook up. Each device has it's own driver/software package, so I don't see any real reason you couldn't. I know for a fact you can have a printer (all in one) and scanner hooked up at the same time. My dad did using XP, Lexmark all in one printer and an HP scanner.

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I use laptop, with system speaker volume too low, almost inaudible.
It has inbuilt sigmatel HD audio, with 3.5 mm jack ( I do connect my headphone with it).
I also posses a bluetooth headset (DELL).

Is there any way I can get output to both the headsets?

I need this to watch movie, so that me and my room partner can easily listen via saperate sets fo headphone without difficulty.
 

A:using multiple sound devices

as far as i know you cannot output to two audio devices at the same time from one program unless the program alows this (eg. PCDJ)

To solve the problem you could get a 3.5mm spliter and another set of 3.5mm headphones but this would probably require a trip to an electronics shop unless you have one already.

also post what OS you are running in case someone else knows of another way.
 

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Ok, this isn't really pc related, but I'm sure it's an issue many of you face every day. I have a PDA/GPS, cell, bluetooth headset and blackberry. I use each every day, which means every night I have to plug all four devices in to charge. Does anyone know of some kind of charging station that would house all four power adapters neatly and allow me to charge all four devices from one outlet? Is there some kind of travel charger that would let me plug all four devices in to charge at once? Such a hassle taking all four adapters every time I travel.

Thanks
 

A:Any way to charge multiple devices at once?

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I would like to connect a variety of wireless devices in my house to my work VPN while allowing other devices in the house access to my home network as normal.

I was hoping to find a wireless ADSL router that allows me to associate a LAN port to a VPN connection, then connect a wireless access point to that port. I could then run two wireless networks in my house, one that would connect to my work VPN and the other that would not.

Is there such a router?

If not, is there some other way of doing what I need?
 

A:Connecting multiple devices to a VPN

Sorry for the bump, but would this do the trick?
 

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We receive Email on Desk Top, Ipad and Laptop that is repeated each time we open a computer and look at the mail . Also have two programmes on the Desk Top that again repeate the mail : Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. This causes untold mail and most annoying. How can I just see the mail once on either of the computers. We run Windows 7 on the Lap Top and Desk Top, the Ipad is the current model.

Hope you can assist me please, my husband and self are not very computer literate.
 

A:Email Across Multiple Devices

The closest thing would be to set them all up as IMAP instead of POP accounts. That way you get all the same email, the same deletions and moves, and the same emails marked as read across all devices. It doesn't quite prevent you from seeing the email more than once unless you move that email to another folder or delete it in which case the same thing will happen on the rest of the devices.

You would have to check with your email service to see if they support IMAP and to get the correct settings. Or post your email provider here.

Also, I changed the title of your thread from your name to something more meaningful.
 

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i have speakers connected to the hdmi and have a fm transmitter connected to the headphones jack. how do i get the soud to come out of both? Picture:

 

A:Sound from multiple devices

You can't have sound from both at same time - it's either one or other because the headphone jack is designed to mute the speakers when headphones are plugged into it.
 

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I'm not entirely sure if this is a Windows Sound issue or a hardware issue, so I'm asking this question both here and in a Windows Community Forum. Is it possible to output audio to multiple devices (i. e., can one assign more than one "Default Device")?  For example, can I output to the USB-S/P-Dif device connected to my stereo and the bluetooth device driving my outdoor speakers simultaneously? I have an Envy dv7-7255dx, with the IDT Hi-Def audio codec, running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. Thanks!

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I seem to have a bug in the USB drivers or such that I need help with analyzing. I have tried deleting the USB drivers and letting the system update the driver. I am rather a newbie at system diagnostics but somewhat proficient at computers so hopefully with your help I can iron this problem out. Thanks very much ahead of time

HP dm4 laptop
Intel i5
4GB RAM
Toshiba 500GB HD

A:multiple BSOD USB bugcode USB devices not being used

You have both Norton Internet Security and AVG installed. Please remove one or the other and see if your system is then stable.
AVG Remover

Norton Removal ToolHaving two security programs that accomplish the same tasks can cause conflicts/freezes/hangs/crashes/etc. due to them using the same system resources simultaneously. If you had tried to remove one prior to installing the other, it may be that remnants remain and you should contact support for that product to get it properly removed now.

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Hi,

I've read through a could of threads but have yet to find any answers for my problem. Basically my internet runs fine when a device is directly connected to my modem. However, when running through a router I get 2-10 second disconnects at random intervals on all devices hooked up to the router, be it wired or wireless. I've already tired three different router, all different brands, among other various things like updating/switch firmware and changing the router over to a new wall socket with no luck. I had my service provider come out and switch the modem, but that didn't help any. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Internet cutting out on multiple devices.

what cable is between the router and modem - has this been changed ?
you mention "wall socket"
As you have made a lot of changes to the modem and to the router(s) - i can only think of cable

Before making each connection , do a powercycle - see how below

connect with a small cable between the modem and PC - and that works fine
then with a 2nd cable - do the same
now you have two cables that you know work on the modem
Also while in that configuration post an ipconfig /all - see how below

then using the same cables - connect from the modem to the router
and using the known cable connect the PC to the router
Now test again and see if this time it works
ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
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I have a dell dimension 2400 that I think is going kaput. I've had to format one drive twice and an alternate drive once (merely to test that the first hard drive wasn't the issue.) My primary problem and reason for my first reinstall was an OS hanging issue probably due to some hardware conflict somewhere - various solutions such as safe mode, repairing install and fixboot would not work (scared to use fixmbr without first checking all my options.)

Three soft formats later and both of my hard drive installs are ticking my ethernet adapter, among other devices, with a question mark. As an example, I've used the OEM disks provided for the 3com 4011 integrated ethernet controller, selected the appropriate driver and ended up with a code 10 on it. I boot to safe made and check all the hidden devices for obvious conflicts but no such luck, there are no other NICs installed on my PC and the rest cannot be removed ("you need this device to boot" message on uninstall attempt")

Does anyone know where I can find out which resources my device wants to use?
quick edit: it is XP
could it be a ghost device driver sucking up resources from a previous install?

question the third: HAAALP! according to the utility partition manager my system is in full working order (ha.)

many thanks for your gratuitous help.
 

A:Solved: Code 10 multiple devices...

I'm adding an everest report of the hardware for your viewing pleasure.

it can be viewed here:

http://www.mediafire.com/?nlg3yiyy12g
 

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OK,
So on my home network, we have your normal cable modem, router, and gigabit switch setup. The router is a high speed linksys model (gigabit), and the gigabit switch is an 8 port. The ethernet goes all through the house, but I've recently built a media room. In this room I have a Zensonic High-def network dvd player for streaming media, a gaming/media pc, an xbox 360, ps3, modded xbox 1 for more media streaming and a wii. The wii isn't really relevant to the problem because it is wifi, but I'm proud of my media room.

The problem was that I needed to network all of these, and when the house was built, we only ran one ethernet port into the room. No big deal I thought, because as long as I'm just streaming media, a 10/100 switch would be sufficient. So I pulled out an old hub (not a switch). All of these devices were hooked up and it worked great. Then one day, it all just stopped. The hub was old, so I ran out and got a netgear fs605 switch on sale for 5 bucks at office depot. This still hasn't fixed the problem, but has helped me diagnose it. When I plug in the uplink, I get a blinking response. When I plug in the next device, it works and is recognized. However, every device after that causes the switch to stop working and just start blinking. No activity, it looks like an error code of some kind. Have I put too much on this little switch? It was working just fine for months on just a hub. Any thoughts?

Thanks
 

A:Network switch cannot allow multiple devices!

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Hi there.
I am using my phones 3G to type this and it's a real nuisance since I cannot research information for essays and other important aspects that I need when studying for my A levels.

Anyway, it started last night around 11pm, everything died and I thought it was because of the bad weather.
I woke up to sunshine however the internet was still not working.

The router is a SuperHub 2 and it had no problems up till now, the lights for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz are flashing and so are the other lights on the router - this the router is working.

The problem is the connectivity, I use my laptop, iPhone and computer all together when studying and playing games. All of which has the same problem. All have the 5 bars connectivity however they all say "no internet access" and no response from the DNS servers.

What is the problem then?


What I've done:
- I have release and renewed the IPs
- reset router numerous times
- turned on: off router numerous times
- fiddled with wires to make sure they're plugged in.
- turned on and off computers and laptops.
- set IvP4 to automatic.
- waited hours.
- went onto the Virgin Media router page via 192.168.0.X. Then I started the router up in factory status, starting I up a few times.


How do I fix this nuisance? I need the internet now, for work purposes.
Please help, since it's affecting me and my family members and all of our devices.

A:No internet access on multiple devices

Does the Virgin Media router page give you a status of the WAN?

We had a bad storm last week and it took a few days after power was restored for Comcast to repair their lines.

I was able to get to my router, but the WAN address was 0.0.0.0 - can't get there from here!

If you have a WAN address, turn everything off (no power) then
power up your cable modem, wait a few minutes for it to cycle through what it cycles through
power up your router (if seperate) wait for it to cycle through what it cycles through
finally power up your machine and check the network status on the Virgin Media router

If you don't have a WAN address, report the outage to your provider. They probably already know about your area, but a call never hurts.

Bill
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So my household needs to upgrade internet. Our internet speeds are slow (3mbps) and my mom works at home with various computer programs as she processes documents and claims.She cannot deal with the lag in her internet speed caused by my brother playing his new xbox one (which I've heard takes up the internet like no other) and me browsing the net all at once.

I'm asking because I don't know about internet speeds, our current plan in our area is the best one (I know 3mbps is not alot) but apparently that is the highest service AT&T U-verse provides.

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.

Thank you for your help!
 

A:Would 5mbps be enough to support multiple devices?

Hi 12FindersKeepers,

12FindersKeepers said:

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.Click to expand...

No problem, this is the right section to ask in.

Now I'm a bit confused as to whether your potential Internet speed would be 3Mbps or 5Mbps (conflicting information in title and post). Either way, you're right that that isn't very much bandwidth. Your mom should be able to do her computer work assuming the file transfers she performs involve smaller Word, PDF, and text documents. The primary factors here will be what you do while web browsing, and the Xbox One connection.

You likely won't be able to play Xbox and stream video well simultaneously - that isn't even taking into account possible file transfers of your mom's.

I'm not sure where you live, but most developed areas in the United States have Internet speeds much higher than this. I recommend doing some research online to find out if this truly is your only option. With modern Internet content, I would say ~10Mbps is a good minimum recommendation for a pleasant browsing experience.

If you cannot find/get an Internet connection with increased bandwidth, then you all may need to dedicate times for certain activities on the Internet.
 

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Does anyone know if Windows 8 will intergrate multiple output devices to play at the same time? Windows 7 doesn't do it... which is stupid. Pirates will always find a way to bypass this, but I'm stuck without this important feature!!! This is absolutely CRUCIAL for HTPC (home theatre PC) people and/or DJ's or Music producers / Artists. I also use audio levelers like SRS audio essentials which is considered another audio playback device. This is truly ridiculous that I paid all of this money for Windows 7 and I can't play to 2 sets of speakers at the same time. And if I want to switch to headphones for a second for any particular reason, i have to go through a process... and make it the default device and when I want to go back to watching tv I have to go through the process again...... SO ANNOYING..... it's my computer, I should be able to play to ALLLLLLLL of my devices. That's why I buy all these devices so I can use them all simultaneously. This is so basic. Can you please update Windows 7 with multiple playback on all devices. I don't copyright infringe or rip dvd's to external sources, but even if I was a shady individual, which I'm NOT, I don't need multiple playback device to do this. You're only hurting ME, the consumer that pays for things I use. It's MADDENING. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PLAYBACK DEVICES TO INCLUDE SIMULTANEOUS OUTPUT PLAYBACK TO ALL DEVICES.... OR AT LEAST SEVERAL... I mean really... for this stage of technology, this is totally ridiculous.

A:Playback Devices - Multiple Outputs

better to ask this question here
Windows 8 Forums

The people frequenting there have more direct experience with windows 8 than the average user here.

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I'm trying to use my speakers for everything except one program. I want to use my headphones for a chat program called Ventrillo. any ideas or suggestions?
 

A:Trying to use multiple audio output devices

I've tried just about everything I could think of and still nothing. Tried changing audio output settings on everything and still cant figure it out. Anyone know if its even possible?
 

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Under XP, when I played an MP3 it would come out of my headphones and my SPDIF port to my AMP at the same time. Under vista I seem to have to choose and keep changing them manually (setting one as default) . Also, when I change them, it doesn't seem to take effect till I restart that application, mp3 player, movie player or whatever.

I seem to have similar issues with mic vs line-in. and switching between them doesn't always seem to work if in use and Mute options also seem to not kick in.

I read some scare stories about DRM but I'm not sure that this is relevent or not .

In XP, this just worked. sound would go into the IN's and come out of the OUTs and could be muted where needed. Does this work differently now?

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I've googled this endlessly with no result and I'm guessing it isn't possible but I may as well ask.

My laptop has one audio/mic port. I'm cheap and had a splitter laying around, my headphones, and a set of ear buds with a mic on it I combined to use as a headset.

This works fine, however, since the sound output is being split to both my ear buds and headphones, it doesn't sound as good and some things are faint, which isn't good for gaming.

Is there a way to manage my audio devices so that my ear buds is mic only and no sound, and my headphones get all the sound? I've found no options in Windows, just playback (speakers) and recording (mic). I assume because it's only one jack it isn't, but it can't hurt to ask.

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Why do I have so many "base system devices" can I safely delete them ?

A:Multiple Base System Devices, why ?

first, we need to know your system specs, follow this tutorial

Second, why are you posting a Win 8 issue in sevenforums when there is eightforums?

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Right now I have my computer hooked up to two sets of I/O devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor) and I was wondering if you can separate them so that for example I can surf the web on one set and have a friend play a game on the other. Currently they show and control the same things.

Both monitors are on the same graphics card, one mouse/keyboard is USB the other PS/2

Thanks for any help.

A:Using multiple input devices on one Computer

Nope, there is only one console manager. Since you already have the monitor and keyboard, why not find a cheap machine and just have two?

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I have an Xbox One, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 laptop. I have Hey Cortana enabled on all of them. I use it all the time on Xbox to control my tv volume and channel. I use it while I'm driving on my phone. I don't use it that often on my laptop, but sometimes I will use it to change songs or something while I am working. The point is, I have fairly justifiable reasons to have it enabled on 3 devices.
So lets say I'm watching football. I have my fantasy stuff up on my laptop, and my phone is near bye because its always there. I decide I want to mute the TV, so I say "Hey Cortana, Mute". The result? My Tv mutes, my phone and my laptop both tell me that they cant perform that function. I do that same with volume up? Same result.
Later, I say "Hey Cortana, call Wife". The result? My Xbox and TV either try to open Skype or give me an error while my phone calls my wife.
So year, having the same "Hey Cortana" voice commands for 3 devices was a poor idea. "Xbox, Mute" worked fine. I mean, I do feel like Cortana does a better job of understanding what I am telling it to do, but couldn't it have stayed as Xbox commands rather than Hey Cortana? I could just turn it off on my laptop and be happy with it, but I actually use it for my phone and my xbox.
Imagine when people actually start buying Surface Phones (if that ever happens). What were they thinking?

A:Hey Cortana... multiple devices... what were they thinking?

Lucky sod, we have three Xbox Ones, two PC's two Surfaces and three Cortana enabled Windows phones in our flat, we have discovered the meaning behind the phrase "She who's name must not be spoken"

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Is it possible to connect the ac511 to multiple devices?

A:connect ac511 to multiple devices?

The AC511 is USB Sound. Answer is no not ever.
So there is no splitting.  It cannot be attached to multiple usb ports.

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New box is together. Windows 8.1 64-bit.

When I look at my drives in file explorer, a couple drives have multiple drive letters...

For example, my data backup drive, which is only one partition, shows up as drive "Int data backup (T(T(T" - unfortunately, it keeps changing the colon and closing parentheses to that goofy smiley face.

Same for a couple others... I've never seen this before in Windows 7, so what is this? Do I need to do something about it?

---------------

Also, in "Devices and Printers" from the control panel, I have FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV2PC Media Server" and FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV Mediashare Renderer"

Do they have anything to do with the multiple drive letters? What the heck are they for? And can I delete them?

A:Multiple drive letters and odd devices

It appears your PC is connected to a media Share network

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

I haven't seen or been able to find anything on something so expensive enedina have any other laptops that are accessible at this time so even doing it from my phone is challenging
 

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Is there a script to run remotely that will return sleep setting results for multiple pc's on a network? I know we can manually check each PC but was wondering if there was a faster and easier way.


Thanks

A:verifying sleep settings on multiple devices

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are people changing them?

How would you want to distribute the patch?

You can do so with a simple batch program.

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This is so odd. I'm running Windows XP SP2 on Dual core INtel with 1 gb memory.

I've installed a front USB panel that has 4 ports in front and 2 more on the PCI card which it's attached to. (added on peripheral).

I can deal with the "this device can run faster if plugged into a 2.0 device" but what is really frustrating is that if I plug in 2 or more USB devices. At least one of them won't work.

This computer is in my family room and wirelessy networked to my other computer in another room. I use a Motorola USB device to connect for the purpose of printing stuff off the printer in the other room.

If I have too many USB devices plugged in - there doesn't seem to be enough power to allow the wireless connection - resulting in not being able to print.

This isn't the only issue. I have some software that requires the USB "key" in order to work. If I need to use that software using the "key" and then I need to print something from that particular software to the remote printer - I have to save it to my desktop firsti - then disconnect the "key" and then I can print.

Do I need a bigger PS? I have a 500W now. I thought that would be big enough. Perhaps the USB issue isn't related to that at all? Is there some way to regulate how much power is assigned to USB devices?

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When streaming Netflix, my computer is registering as a new device each time I play a movie. The Device ID is different when I check on all my registered devices (the only device that uses my account is my one computer). I have not changed any settings, reinstalled Windows, or made any drastic changes in the system. I do not use a router and am using Cox Communications as my ISP.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Does anyone have a solution?

For more detailed information, the original topic is posted here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic375957.html

I was informed by the admin "Animal" to re-post in this forum.

Thank you for any help.

A:Netflix-Computer Registering as Multiple Devices

Have you contacted Netflix about this issue?

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Okay, so I moved my wireless router to a more central location in my house (I got low signal in my room) and since then I've been able to connect to the network but only with limited access. Trying to connect to a webpage results in the "DNS lookup failed" error message (Chrome). My brother's computer had had the same issue, and the PlayStation 3 has had connectivity issues also, however I have been able to use my phone with the WiFi without any issues.

I've tried unplugging/turning the router on and off to no effect. Using a different router does not change the situation either. When I try to diagnose the network connection, it says that it could not identify the problem. Any ideas?

Some information:

Both computers run Windows 8
My phone is a Nokia Lumia 620 running WP8
The WiFi status window states that IPv4 and IPv6 have no internet access
My computer uses a Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 wireless network adapter and says it is working correctly. The adapter is set to work with IPv4/6. IPv4 is set to obtain IP & DNS addresses automatically.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:wifi limited access on multiple devices

For a Windows PC ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If your only email accounts are free (Hotmail, gmail, etc.) try this direct link. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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Hello.
Sometimes I watch movies using HDMI output from my computer. When I connect the HDMI cable windows also discovers new sound device. I want to redirect some of outputs to the television so I can use its speakers.
For now, what I do is that I disable the internal sound card and system automatically uses HDMI then.
Thank you for any help

A:Assign applications to multiple sound devices

In many systems, when you plug an HDMI cable into the PC Windows will automatically set the HDMI as the Default audio playback device. If Windows is detecting a new device it suggests the Video drivers (usually where the HDMI audio is generated) may not be the correct driver.

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I have a 20FB running Win 10 with a Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard that I've been using with a corded mouse without any problems. I recently purchased M557 Bluetooth mouse and now, intermittently, but consistently, my keyboard stokes are inaccurate, with multiple repeating letters and extra spaces. If I turn my mouse off, the keyboard again works fine. Disconnecting and reconnecting both devices did not solve this problem. The Lenovo System Update utlility indicates that the device driver is up to date. The Lenovo supplied device driver version is 18.1.1546.2762. Nonetheless, I was able to solve this problem by updating the device driver from Window?s Device Manager to Intel?s latest driver, version 19.0.1621.3340.  

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A big hello to everyone. This is my second time coming here, albeit with a different problem, and one that is a lot more annoying!
 
A week or so ago i starting getting occasional redirects and popups to pages that start with "syndication.exoclick" whenever I browsed the Internet with Google Chrome. I cleaned it (deleted all browsing data, signed out of the browser and back on) and it was fine for a day or two. As of today, the problem has gotten much worse. I keep constant redirections to pages starting with "adfoc.us" - over half of the tabs I open are immediately taken over and redirected. Worst part is that it now works on Internet Explorer as well. It is also worth mentioning that I am not getting these redirects only on my desktop, but also on my Nexus tablet as well. The problem seems unconnected to my router, as today I've used my tablet on a completely different Wi-Fi half across town, while still getting the problem. I've ran TDSS cleaner, the Microsoft Security Essantials, Malwarebytes AntiMalware, which all reported 0 problems. I've also reinstalled Chrome, to no effect. 
As for the redirects, they ranged from Aliexpress to random cam sites, but now the adfoc.us started showing up, it only displays the adfoc.us page detailing how the system works (with a really annoying voiceover too) and nothing else. It doesn't even allow me the option to press the "Back" arrow, seems like it literally closes a tab I wanted to open and opens a new one with adfoc.us on ... Read more

A:Constant redirections on multiple browsers/devices

Here's the Attach.txt as well. I forgot to click the "Attach this File" button. >.>

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Hi guys. I have my TV connected via HDMI through my video card to my computer and also run sound through my computers speakers with the onboard sound. Normally I just change the audio device before opening a program depending on whether I want it on the TV speakers or computer speakers. The problem is that sporadically when I select the device for the TV speakers it doesn't provide any sound and no combination of turning the TV on and off, changing the audio device back and forth etc will let give sound on the TV speakers (but when i change to the computer speakers it works fine). I can't seem to reproduce the problem either, it just happens sporadically and the only solution is to restart the computer.

I have vista 32 bit ultimate. Any suggestions?

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Hey guys!
I've got an HTC One X, an ASUS Transformer and several Windows PCs that I use for business. Depending on my location I receive googletalk messages on any of those devices.
What I need is a software, like Trillian, that will save the chat history of my conversations online to enable me to access it from any device I choose. I don't want to check all devices if I wonder what a colleague wrote to me in the morning.
The problem with Trillian is, that it isn't optimized for the Transformer or any Pad in that regard at all (correct me if I am wrong). It forces me to turn the screen to "vertical mode" which isn't helpfull at all since the Transformer is in "horizontal mode", because of the attached keyboard all the time.
I would really appreciate your help and advice. To be clear: I am totally willing to pay money for such a software, but I don't even find one single alternative to Trillian.
Thanks in advance
Madelaine
 

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I have been using Netflix for a few months. What I have noticed is that I will reach my device activation limit (6 is the max, I believe) rather quickly--specifically, it will tell me I have reached it after streaming 6 shows/movies. Apparently, my computer is being registered as a new device every time I stream a new show/movie.

I am wondering why this is, and how it can be fixed. The only solution I have found is to deactivate every device I have registered with Netflix (which is just my one computer I use for streaming)--only then will it allow me to watch another show/movie. This is a hassle, and if this is the only way, then that is alright. What I am most interested in is the reason my computer could be registering as separate devices like this. I can think of a few possibilities:
-Computer is registering by a dynamic IP address set by the ISP (I do not use a router)
-Computer is registering as a new device by some other means
-Silverlight is somehow acting fishy (which this does not seem like a local problem like a program on my computer)

It must be noted that the device ID number listed on Netflix is different with each registration of a new device (even though it is the same device every time).

I am currently in Louisiana. I am using Cox Communications as an ISP. I do not use a router. I pay my own utilities (so this is not an aprt complex-specific problem as far as I can tell). This same issue occurred when streaming on a friend's Netflix account, so it is no... Read more

A:Netflix-Computer is Registering as Multiple Devices

Should I re-post this in another forum that is more populated or that deals with problems like this?

Any help is welcomed.

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Hello,

I'll try to explain this as simply as possible... Currently, I have speakers, headphones and the headphone microphone plugged in. I'd like to record my Skype conversations using stereo mix, but stereo mix only picks up what goes through my speakers and not what goes through my headset. I've tried tinkering with the settings and haven't been able to get stereo mix to record what goes through my headset instead of my speakers.
How do I get stereo mix to record headphone audio instead of speaker audio?

For the past few hours, I've also been trying to get Audacity to record both stereo mix and my microphone. From what I've read, Audacity can't record two inputs at the same time, so is there a way to combine stereo mix and my microphone?

I'm using the latest Realtek HD drivers, if that helps any.

Thanks for your time.

A:Multiple audio devices, stereo mix and a microphone

You might want to check out VAC(Virtual Audio Cable). It is not a "free" program, so depending on you needs, it might help. here is a link to info about it:Virtual Audio Cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and here is a link to download VAC:
Virtual Audio Cable - CNET Download.com

I used it myself to share music I was listening to over video chats. The program can be used in a number of ways. I no longer use, since I currently have a laptop with Stereo Mix, and that meets my needs just fine. Hope this helps.

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Ok im not quite sure where this question should be posted but i noticed the problem when i was playin games so this is where i chose...

Basically i've got different sounds coming from my speakers and my headphones. I have teamspeak coming through my headphones but my game sounds and other sounds from the speakers. I cant seem to find a way to make them all come from the headphones.
Using windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance
 

A:Sounds coming from multiple audio devices

Have you tried changing any settings within the Windows Sound panel?

Start > Control Panel >Sound > Playback tab

Look for Speakers...right-click and Disable
Look for the Headphones....right-click and Set as Default Device
 

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Hello there
I am having major issues at the moment and have been trying to fix this for the past couple of months.
my primary laptop a Tobisha was playing up a while ago when I plugged my apple iphone into it and was transferring photo's, it was taking ages to respond and then came up with error corrupt image.
I tried again and it said the file was already there and if i would like to replace it? I saw the file size and it was 100 X bigger than all the others.
I got a little concerned and downloaded malwarebites to scan my computer (I had avg already installed and nortorns).
as time went on and a little bit of research online and fiddling about, the virus was not budging and had locked me out of admin rights.
I tried take ownership, downloading various programs to run and it kept overtaking the programs until i couldn't delete any files anymore.
I found an old laptop dell and tried to fix that one up (as that too had a virus)
I ran malwarebites on it and it removed somethings and i was able to get it going.
I was using an exeternal hard drive to back up my files from the tobisha and wanted to transfer them to the dell
when i noticed i lost admin rights on the dell also.
at this point too I was having strange things happen to my iphone, background app transfers and greyed out features with location services always on.
I tried deleting a heap of things on the dell after running some programs, it seems it now had the same thing as the other laptop.
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So I'll try to keep this short.

I have a HP B209a-m that I have just gotten rid of and now am trying to remove all the software from my system. I've run revo and the issue still persists.

It gives me a device install path of ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\xxx where xxx is a number. I have about 20-30 of these instances in my device manager and all have different install paths. I'd really like to remove these. I've run the HP L4 Uninstaller multiple times and still the issue is here.

I'd just really like to remove HP from my life.

Thanks for the help.

A:Multiple devices listed as Unknown, all the same printer

hello and welcome entfy mate try first backing up the registry Registry - Backup and Restore

See my pic AFTER you have backed up that registry but please do that the very first thing I usually make two copies in say the desktop and a document.
Let us know what if any HP software is there you can also check that entry named Printers.

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Good Afternoon,

The small office where I work has 1 wired desktop, 1 desktop connected over wireless, 2 laptops connected over wireless and two iphones that are always connected to the internet. Until about 12:45 pm EST the wireless internet was working fine, at that time the wireless went down. However, the wired desktop has had no trouble connecting to the internet. Please help, we need to be up and running and our IT guy has disappeared off the face of the earth! Thank you!

The router is a Cisco WRVS4400N. It is one MacBook Pro, a Toshiba Laptop and a Dell desktop that is connected by D-Link DWA-131. Its a Comcast X-Finity 56 MBPS connection. (we're really close to an airbase).
 

A:Connection Problem - Multiple Devices over Wireless

Reset or power cycle the router. Can you still detect the wireless network? If so, can you connect to it? If so, can you communicate with the router via wireless?
 

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I am using Windows XP,HomeEdition Version 2002, Service Pack 3.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHz, 3.43 GB of Ram
Firefox version 22.0.
 
We have noticed recently slow speed on our PC, Cell phones, laptop all connected to our wifi.
 
On this pc we have a search site called mysearchresults.com show up whenever we open a new tab.  There also an ASK.com search bar and a search bar that has the icon of the mysearchresults.com site.   Occasionally we get a small window pop up in the lower right corner ( where the taskbar is) that will play a video commercial.
This is also new, within that last few months these two things have started.
 
We notice alot more pop ups while on you tube, the video is jumpy while trying to scroll to the bottom of the page.  When you go to click on a link it seems to move forcing you to click on a pop up. 
 
I tested at speedtest.net and got a ping of 245, download speed of .19 and upload of .42.  I've been noticing a lot of 404 issues (im not sure what you call it...it says it cannot find where I wanted to go and leaves me at a search bar that says its powered by Bing.  (http://us.search.yahoo.com/404handler?src=toolbar&fr=slv502-tyc&type=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F)
 
Mostly though we get...
 
Server not found
  Firefox can't find the server at att.yahoo.com.
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One computer per topic please.  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is pl... Read more

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Hello, everyone.

I noticed a problem in my keyboard recently, but i'm not sure if it's really on the keyboard, and might be in the windows or software related. The problem is that the keyboard randomly starts freezing, it's hard to explain with words, basically the keys do not operate in the way they should, i notice this problem usually when i'm playing games, where my "W" that should move my character forward continuously. does not, instead of doing what it's supposed to do my character goes forward while freezing along the way. When i unplug, and plug it again on the USB port, even on a different one, the keybord start to operate normally again, but randomly shows this problem from time to time. It's not only with the "W" key, was just an example.

I noticed something yesterday, i don't if it's supposed to be that way, and i can't find any information about, it's that on device manager it shows multiple devices on the keyboard section, when the device is connected, as it shows in the image below:

One more thing, is all of them looks like the same thing, but i'm not sure if they really are, image below:

If i uninstall all of them, except that one that i marked with purple, he is the 4th one in the first image, the keyboard still operates, i'm not sure if the problem is fixed by that, cause it does not happen all the time.

Now that i described everything, i want to ask 2 questions:

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PLEASE HELP ME!

I've been working on this 'urgent' system repair for about a week trying to fix this!

Essentially what the system is doing is whenever a plug and play device (including a keyboard/mouse) is plugged in, it will ask you to go through the new device installation wizard before it will work. I've tried just about everything I can find on the net! We've had the system in the shop for repair, we have an image that we've prepared to install onto the system. I've re-imaged the system with this and this has started happening. I can't do a standard windows install because this image is a little 'modified'

This is the scenario:

1) Run through new installation wizard to install drivers for usb devices with ps2 mouse
2) once it stops asking to install new devices, I restart the PC
3) System starts up and asks me to install the devices again. Re-install, rinse repeat... never ends

I have no idea why it's doing this, please if anyone can help me I'd be very greatful!!

A:PnP devices not self-installing

Quote:




I can't do a standard windows install because this image is a little 'modified'




Meaning this modified Windows installation CD?

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USB & ethernet devices keep installing after reboot .... again and again. also I can't save display settings ????? any suggestions? OS is 2000 pro with 3dfx banshee video card
 

A:Devices keep installing

wow thats an interestin one. the problem is either ur not restartin it properly or this not savin the settings correctly. Uninstall them urself. Restart for start menu. Then install them and restart again. Then again to see if they still try to install again.
 

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Sorry posted this earlier in the wrong spot.

Hey all!

As a computer tech i see this problem from time to time. But i was curious to know if anyone has problems with the driver software cd's that come with new hardware like Mother Boards, Graphics Cards etc...

Thing like the software causing the system to bsod all the time. Causing no access by normal boot or safemode and preventing a repair install as well.

Just wanted to hear your thoughts on the matter.
This question applies to all devices and not just graphics cards as other devices have caused this same fault. The most common error msg i see is PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA
 

A:Installing new devices

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I've read other topics about it here, but my situation is somewhat unique.

1) I can successfully ping websites from the command line (PC)/Network utility (Mac), but can't open any pages in internet browsers. This applies to all devices/OS/browsers (Win 8, OSX, iOS, Android) as well as apps and software that requires Internet access in the household.

2) The incoming e-mails (in Mac mail app) go through.

3) I have 2 routers ? AirPort Time Capsule and the standard router from ISP. I tried them both, same zero result (ping - yes, browsing - no).

ISP hesitates to send help, they don't see any issues on their side of the line yet.

Not posting any logs since it's a multiple devices/routers situation.

Any ideas?
 

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Hi there,
I find this problem very tricky to explain due to its weirdness, so my apologies if this explanation doesn't come across very well.

I have been dealing with a very strange problem in that for several hours of each day (usually in the evenings) my Ipad suddenly refuses to send and recieve mail via the Ipad mail app. Also, during these same periods my PS3 console is blocked from the playstation network. My PC running XP mostly remains fine except youtube is often inaccessible via my gmail login and some sites appear to slow down, while most sites (non-google related) appear to behave as normal.
 
Strangely, I am still able to access my gmail inbox via web broswers on both my PC and Ipad - but the Ipad app itself refuses to work at all.
The problem only exists for periods of a few hours each day and then everything returns to normal with no problems of notice.
After running a quick scan with Malwarebytes, it found "pup.offerware" which I removed.
 
Any help would be amazing! Many thanks and here is my log:
 
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.25.2
Run by Username at 21:50:49 on 2013-09-04
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.64.1033.18.3071.2111 [GMT 12:00]
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AV: AVG AntiVirus Free Edition 2013 *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
FW: Online Armor Firewall *Enabled*
.
============== Running Processes ================
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A:Google/Gmail access blocked on multiple devices

My problem no longer exists. Could this thread please be closed/deleted? I could not find how to do that myself.
Thanks.

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I didn't know which thread to post this topic in, thought this was the right one. Mods, if you think there is a more relevant thread to post this in, please make the necessary changes. Thank you. Onwards to my issue:

I just recently decided to dual boot my UEFI-based system between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. Upon using EasyBCD to create a bootloader that only includes Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, I get this mess:

Can anyone help me figure out how I can get back a Metro-styled Bootloader that only includes Windows 10 and Windows 8.1? Thanks!

A:Multiple and unneeded boot devices on Metro Bootloader

Go back into EasyBCD and delete the entries you don't want.

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Hello,

Switched over the internet service provider to Time Warner. We are using the same router we have used before the switch (which was also with Time Warner service provider) and everything was working FINE before the switch. But now, with the new modem from service provider something is wrong -- My roommate is unable to connect her laptop, and her phone to the wifi even though the network is being detected. I can only connect to my laptop, which was the laptop I had opened to verify connectivity when the Technician was there. Also, my I-phone is unable to connect to the network even though it detects it. It's very odd considering we had the technician come out to resolve this issue in the first place. Could it be that the DHCP server has been turned off, so it's allowing only one device to connect to the one IP address on the modem?
Or do we need to delete the wifi networks off of our computers and other devices? My roommate tried that on her devices and still didn't connect. Please help.
 

A:Unable to connect multiple devices to home wifi

Do you know if your new modem includes WiFi? Is so, when you tested the connection with the technician present, did they have you connect wirelessly to your existing wireless router or to the modem itself?

Assuming you are running some version of Windows on the computer that can connect, please go into the Windows DOS/Command prompt screen and run an IPCONFIG /ALL command. Then copy and paste the complete results of the command here.
 

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Hi Guys,
 
Simple issue: Paypal.com won't load on any device connected in my home, pc, laptop, mobile phone etc.
 
This can only lead me to believe it's a router realted issue though I can't seem to find a solution. I've factory resetted the router, changed it for a new one etc. and still paypal.com is unaccessable.
 
If I run a 'cmd' ping test on the URL, it attempts four connections and fails. The windows host files are fine and I've tried turning of all firewalls, anti-viruses, malwares for a short time to test. Still fail.
 
Does anyone know a solution I can try?
 
- Milko

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I'm trying to set up something at work and am looking for ideas. I'm trying to get multiple Roku devices to connect to a single computer which can then take control of them all (about 10 devices per computer). I'm thinking about something simmer to PuTTY where you can just connect to the devices and they will show up on different windows and from there you can take over control. No idea if there is any hardware/software that will be able to do something like this. Does anyone have any ideas?

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I can connect to the Internet with my wireless router just fine, but only certain websites will load normally.  So far, these include Google, Gmail, Youtube, Facebook, and Wikipedia.  Most other websites just show that they are loading forever and nothing ever comes up.  I've already tried power cycling/resetting everything.  
 
As an example of what it says when I ping a website that doesn't work:
 
"C:\WINDOWS\system32>ping www.reddit.com
 
Pinging www.reddit.com [198.41.209.137] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.1.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.1.1: Destination net unreachable.
Reply from 192.168.1.1: Destination net unreachable.
 
Ping statistics for 198.41.209.137:
           Packets : Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),"
 
I also can't connect to Skype.  Itunes doesn't respond upon launch, but only while I'm connected.  It works normally while offline.
 
My phone has the same Internet problems while using wi-fi, but not while using data.
My Xbox One can connect to the Internet, but not to Xbox Live.  When I test its network connection, it says "DNS isn't resolving Xbox server names"
 
 
What's also strange is that my roommate isn't having these problems on his computer and phone even though we use the same wireless router.

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Hi guys,

Our ISP has recently changed our router from Prolink H6300G to Prolink H5004N.
Our Prolink H5004N is wired to the phone line.
All devices connect to the internet via WLAN.
No devices are attached to the router via LAN.

The unusual problem is, some wireless devices connect to the internet just fine, others connect intermittently.
Below are the list of devices:

ASUS Notebook PCs x 2 (connect)
MSI Notebook PC (connect)
Apple iPad2 (connect)
LG LED SmartTV (connect)
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (connect)
RedFox Netbook (intermittent)
Samsung Tablet PC (intermittent)
Sony XPERIA Smartphones x 3 (intermittent)

It is not that the red devices could not connect, they do so, but a very irregular and on/off internet connection.

I am stumped by the variety of devices that constantly connect and those that do not.

Does changing from G to N may in any way cause this?

A:Unusual Wireless Internet Problem with Multiple Devices

All devices you listed are connected WIRELESS to the same Prolink H5004N?

Try to move these devices closer to the wireless Access Point (built in router). Just for a test
RedFox Netbook (intermittent)
Samsung Tablet PC (intermittent)
Sony XPERIA Smartphones x 3 (intermittent)

Does that fix anything?

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Hello, two days ago suddenly my Internet wireless connection stopped working. No Internet at all. After some research, it turned out that it was (and still is) working on one device (the iMac I am typing this message on), but has completely shut down for the other devices, for example iPads, a laptop, etc.

So far, I have unplugged the power of the wireless router, turned it back on after giving it a rest, pressed the WBS button, but there has been no progress. The connectivity is obviously up and running based on the one device. What actions should I take? Thank you in advance.

A:Wireless Connection Stopped Working for Multiple Devices

Make model of the router. If you plug laptop in via a cable can you connect, can devices see the router and what happens when you try and connect ie error message note if you have done a factory reset the password for wireless will go back to default or wireless could be disabled. Can you login to the router and confirm the wireless is active

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Hi

I have tried two different wireless N devices with my desktop pc, but neither of them will connect.

The first was a Belkin USB wireless N adapter. I tried two of these and the same thing happened. The device was recognised by the pc and I installed the latest driver. After rebooting the pc the adapter was recognised but it said it wasn't connected to the computer.

Then I got a PCI-e x1 wireless adapter - Asus PCE-N10. This was detected and installed with the latest driver, but again it shows that it isn't connected to the computer.

Both times, the computer detected the device before it was installed.

I am currently using a linksys wireless G usb adapter but it's old and slow.

My PC is a HP s5202uk. Please help! I'm going mad!

A:Wireless devices not installing

Hello benjacobs101. Welcome to the forum.

Are you removing the old Linksys adapter from Device Manager and/or uninstalling all of it's software and rebooting before you attempt to install the new adapters?

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Hello,

System Info:
1 x Intel Desktop Board DX38BT - motherboard
1 x Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 / 3 GHz processor
2 x WD VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS - hard drive - 300 GB - SATA-300
Raid 1 with drivers loaded
1 x ASUS EN9600GT/HTDI - graphics adapter - GF 9600 GT - 1 GB
1 x Kingston HyperX memory - 2 GB ( 2 x 1 GB ) - DIMM 240-pin - DDR3
1 x Coolmaster ATX case with 550w power preinstalled.

Ok that over with...

Install Devices 35 minutes bluescreen. Reseated everything. Distroyed partitions, reinstalled windows same issue. Please help.

A:hangs installing devices

FYI was running XP 32 bit.. Now 64 bit and not raided and we have it working. Will try the Raid again tomorrow.

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so i reformatted my computer and i plug my keyboard to the usb hub and the mouse usb when i turn my computer on the lights glow on my keyboard and mouse and at the bottom right of the window it says devices are found, my key board and mouse no work, i tried restarting 5 times but strange..
 

A:installing devices weird

Some devices won't work when connected to a hub.
Connect them directly to ports on the computer.
You may also need to enable USB keyboard and mouse support in
the BIOS setup.
 

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