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Which of these optimized software is the best ?

Q: Which of these optimized software is the best ?

I have searched a lot in the internet and i found these software were the most well-known software to optimized PC.
Tuneup Utilities
Advance system care pro
Window 7 Manager
Enhance my seven
Tweak 7
Glary Utilities free/pro

However i have tried tuneup but i see that sometimes it slow down my computer. So i don't know which soft is should used.
Any one have experienced about this problem? Can you give me the best software. Thanks a lot
My system info: Asus K56CM, Ram : 4gb, CPU i5 3317U, 1.7Ghz. Win 7 pro 64bit :

A: Which of these optimized software is the best ?

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Windows 7 does not need any optimizing software. You will do more harm than good with any of them, then you will be back here asking questions why your computer is not working right.
Do not use any of them.

Jerry

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I've been trying to upgrade the AOL software on my girlfriend's computer from 7.0 to 9.0 optimized, and everytime I run the setup, it goes till about 85% and then it just stops and the following message comes up:

Thank you for trying America Online. We're sorry that you have decided not to install the America Online software at this time. We invite you to install the AOL software again at your earliest convenience.

If you have questions about installing the AOL software, connecting to the AOL Service or registering your account, please call 1-866-489-4698.

You can Print or Save this information by clicking on the appropriate buttons below.

Two easy ways to start AOL installation again:

1. Just click on the "Retry AOL 9.0" icon on your Windows desktop.

2. If you installed America Online from a CD-ROM, remove it from your CD drive. When you are ready to try again, just put the America Online CD-ROM back into the CD drive and installation will begin automatically.

Follow the easy instructions to install AOL, and if prompted, enter the registration number and password found in your AOL software kit.

Thanks again for trying! We hope to see you online soon.
Another thing that may be of interest is that I've also been trying to upgrade her Real One software so she can watch music videos and stuff, and everytime I download that upgrade, it can never carry out the installation cuz it says there are problems. I'm pretty sure this isn't ... Read more

A:Problems upgrading AOL software to 9.0 Optimized

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I have recently uninstalled AOL 9.0 Optimized SE and installed AOL 9.0 Optimized VR. Now the trouble is that it can't find my modem. I do not have any of my access numbers to the internet either.
 

A:AOL 9.0 Optimized VR

The problem is using america offline in the first place. You would think by now people would know NOT to use that inferior crapware. Get rid of it and you will be fine.
 

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I'm a very avid gamer and I've been trying how to configure my system solely for gaming and I was looking for some help with that such as which services I can stop/disable (so they don't run on startup) and etc. I'm not sure exactly what information I'll need to provide for someone to help me with this so yeah.

A:Optimized for gaming

It all depends on whether the gaming includes internet usage or not?

Plus you can create a batch file to stop the services before running the game and another one to start the services when you have finished with the game...this works out pretty well.

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Hi,
This is not for Gaming but for Music creation but the same theme applies.

Is there any way to either set up Windows (7 in my case) so that I can instantly have the current drive, running only limited applications?
If I swap USER accounts I will lose administrative and personalised settings.
At the moment I open task manager and manually end processes each time I need to free up resources which is a pain.
If I could set up a preconfigured environment to run at the click of a mouse that would be great!!
Even better would be if, when I launch my Music Workstation it automatically launches this environment.

Any ideas?

Mike

A:Optimized 'template' ?

You can go to Start > Run > Type "Services.msc" and right-click properties on the services you want to halt. Under "Startup Type" change it from Automatic to Manual.
What this will do is not load that service until it is needed.
For example if you set Print Spooler to Manual the only time that service will start is when you open up a Word document and go to print. However once the service has started you'll need to stop it again.

There are programs like Tuneup Utilities which you can select services to be disabled and tuneup will automatically enable the service when needed and then disable it again.
This program is the safe option as it wont allow you to stop critical system services.
Tuneup also has the feature to add programs to the startup list on a Delayed Start to that your system has time to load first, then loads your music program.

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"If you are not going to be better tomorrow, then why have a today? " Brooklyn RabbiClick to expand...

I have aol 9.0 and so far it is a horror. It freezes when it is not lurching, and this happens every time I employ it. Am I the only one having repeated, continual problems with this program? Is it something I did or said? Did I install a lemon? Somebody tell me: am I the only one suffering these problems with aol? I'm sending this by old reliable aol 8.0 'cause 9.0 is breaking my heart.
 

A:AOL 9.0 OPTIMIZED-Am I the only one it messes with?

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When I installed Crysis demo, I knew it wasnt going to run great. But when I clicked on optimized settings, it put everything in medium quality. It was slooow. Then I got Medieval War II and clicked on optimized settings and it set everything to high which makes the game very laggy. It seems like no matter what the game is, whenever the game optimizes itself, it always thinks that my computer can do better than it actually does.

My question is this. Is there something I have to change in the setting of my computer or do all games do that? Maybe graphics card settings? I know my computer is not a gamer rig but it can barely play RTS games even though I have recommended system requirements for all of them.

My Specs:

Pentium D 3.4 Ghz
2 GB Ram
250 GB HDD
ATI Radeon 2400 Pro PCIe with 256GB

Thanks
 

A:Optimized settings

Dang, if that system can't play games then very few can. You have the hardware, have you checked for updated drivers for the video card? That could help, but I can't imagine it would fix that extreme of a problem.
Have you checked to see if anything else was using the CPU while you are trying to play the game? Are you playing local or over the network? Sorry .... more questions that answers.
 

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does anyone know how to access the bios on a cisnet aol optimized pc?
 

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Does anyone know tips for optimizing my router? like optimized settings. Its a Netgear N300 wireless router wnr2000v3. I have been experiencing lag on my xbox 360 and some games on PC.
 

A:Optimized Router

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Hello allCan the following solution be optimized somehow or am I stock with this very slow working array formula?I have a sheet with the following data: A B C
1 111 2011 1
2 111 2012 1
3 111 2013 2
4 222 2015 1
5 222 2011 1
6 333 2014 1
7 333 2011 2
8 333 2012 3
9 444 2015 1
10 444 2012 1The first column is ID numbers, the second column is a year, the third column is a priority number, where 1 is first priority and so on. What I need is a solution that returns either the year 2011 or the year 2012, based on which priority number they have. 2011 is also first priority, so if 2011 and 2012 for a given ID number has the same priority, then 2011 has to be returned, but if 2012 has the highest priority, then that has to be returned. 2011 and 2012 will always be in the data set for all ID numbers, so no worries there.I then have those ID numbers (one of each ID number) in a separate list in the same sheet and in the column next to it, I have the following array formula to get the year I need for that particular ID number:{=INDEX(B:B;
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(1=C:C)*(2011=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(2=C:C)*(2011=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(3=C:C)*(2011=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(1=C:C)*(2012=B:B);0);
IFERROR(MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(2=C:C)*(2012=B:B);0);
MATCH(1;(I1=A:A)*(3=C:C)*(2012=B:B);0)
))))))}It surely does what I want, but it is very very slow!Any suggestions on how to make this more efficient or maybe another approach?Thanks a lot in advance/Jacob

A:Can this approach be optimized?

Without even trying to understand what your doing,change your formula so you DO NOT use the entire columns.Do you really need to search all 1,048,576 rows?Just use the range of data required. MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/message edited by mmcconaghy

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Hi there. All of a sudden all google ads and many regular images are being replaced by ads that have optimized by .rmxads.com links. Other images are replaced by spyware warning ads. This is happening on a variety of different sites--the original ad or image pops up and then the replacement one takes over.

appreciate your help! thanks.

hijack log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:46:25 PM, on 3/10/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ps2.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCXMNTR.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Deskjet 9800 Series\Toolbox\HPWQTBX.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Album Starter Edition\3.2\Apps\apdproxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
K:\Eraser\eraser.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-... Read more

A:optimized by .rmxads.com issue

hi again. waited 2 days and just giving a gentle bump and plea for help. slowing down more every day. ads and images are replaced everywhere--for example, half naked gals are dancing in your banner spot as I type.

thanks for any help.
 

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DELL Inspirion 531s Windows Vista Home Premium SP #2

Recentlly uploaded AOL 9.0 SE on Vista, and everything seemed to go fine, but whenever I sign off, I keep getting a message saying do not turn off machine its installing updates. Okay, i've seen this message when I was using XP periodocally, but the process went through quickly and no problems. But with Vista, it seems to be everytime I sign off I'm getting this updating message, and it literally takes about an hour for the update to go through. I've uninstalled, and re-installed the software, but when I sign off its the same problem all over again. Being a long time AOL customer this is very strange, so my question is should I be using a higher Version of AOL with Vista?
Thanks in Advance..
 

A:Problems with AOL 9.0 SE Optimized on Vista

The problem you are having may not be an actual problem or even with your AOHELL software. I have to say this or else I could not go on, GET RID OF AOHELL PLEASE.

Ok now we can move on

Log into your computer as administrator and run windows updates. On Vista it can be found under START > All Programs > Windows Update. Do not worry how long it will take as this is relative to each computer and what it needs. Just install the important/crital updates leaving the optional ones alone for now. Wait until Windows downloads and installs all of them and you may have to restart your computer once or twice.

BTW: Uninstall that software completely from your system. Then create a restore point if you dare to install it again Here are a couple of places for reference.

http://209.167.114.38/support/techsupport/tsbs/all/-TSB001003.htm

http://www.websiteperson.com/advocate/uninstallaol90.htm
 

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System:
Core 2 Duo E6600 3.2GHZ (Overclocked)
2GB DDR-2 800MHZ RAM
8800GTS 320MB DDR-3 (Overclocked)
500GB HDD
X-FI XTREMEGAMER FATAL1TY

I am trying to make Windows XP look as simple (disable Luna, no visual effects, etc) as possible. Windows XP will be fast and responsive this way. No anti-virus / spyware scanner running as I never get any viruses/ spyware yet. (Using Firefox for the win). Disabled all unnecessary services and startup programs. Disabled all BHOs as I never use IE.

Presenting, my Hijackthis log, unaltered. Don't be surprised!


My log from start to finish:


Quote:




Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:43:31 PM, on 4/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
E:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
E:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
F:\Multimedia\Winamp\winamp.exe
F:\Internet\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
F:\System\Unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RivaTunerStartupDaemon] "F:\System\RivaTuner v2.0 Final Release\RivaTuner.exe" /S




And this is after about 3 months of installing Windows. Absolutely no pop-ups, no signs of malware running and no slowdowns! Thanks to HJT!

Yes!!

A:Please take a look at how optimized my system is, thanks to Hijackthis!!

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No anti-virus / spyware scanner running as I never get any viruses/ spyware yet




You wouldn't even know since no scanner will tell you.

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My computer is optimized to Windows Vista, when i try to put another Operating System on it comes up with an error.

How could i get XP or Windows 7 on? I've read that nLite is used, would that work? and how would i do that?

My PC is Acer Aspire M1640

Thank you
Mike
 

A:Optimized to Windows Vista

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How can I revert back to IE8 that is NOT optimized for msn and bing? I don't use either, I use google. Also, this IE8 is giving my weird issues, for example: when trying to type a post on a forum or on facebook it limits the number of characters I can type in the text field. Once I reach a certain number of lines it just won't display beyond it and I cannot type anymore. I know it's this computer (if not the version of IE8 on this computer) because I don't have that problem on my laptop.

I'd like to try installing the previous un-optimized version of IE8, unless anyone has any other suggestions?

Any help or advice appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Optimized IE8 no bueno

switched to Firefox, problem solved!
 

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When I upgraded IE, I got I automatically got IE, Optimized for BING and MSN. I do not use either BING or MSN. What does mean and does it affect my PC speed?

Thanks.

 

A:Solved: IE, Optimized for BING and MSN

No and no. Don't worry about it.
 

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I just reformatted a computer, and figured the AOL 9.0 Address book resided on the AOL end.

Apparently not, It is however on another computer in another room. Does anyone know how i could move the entries from one computer to the other correct path to make the address book still work when attempting to write an e-mail in AOL on the other computer?

Thanks
 

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The volume C was not optimized because an error was encountered: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)

I always get this error after trying to defrag and optimize my Local Disc C partition.
It was at first stucing at pass 1, I noticed I have just few GBs space, and I free up 100GB, now it is doing many passes like 7, but at end it will show:"Needs Optimization (Fragmented 39%), precents are sometimes different.

What does this mean?
Is there something wrong with my hardware, software, or it is normal?

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Hiya

This document provides suggested test cases for applications to meet the Designed for Windows XP - Optimized for Accessibility designation.

System Requirements

- Microsoft Word or Word Viewer

Operating System - Windows 2000, Win XP

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=41323&area=search&ordinal=4

Regards

eddie
 

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What does "Load Optimized Defaults" do in BIOS? I am curious, I have a problem and this might be one of my options.

Thanks

A:Load Optimized Defaults

It loads the default settings...which are supposed to provide the best chance of booting.But...if the system was set up via a network install, then it may make the boot order one that produces an error...as the system tries to boot from a network connection, rather than the hard drive or optical drive.I would suggest to always check what the boot options are...after using/loading the optimized defaults. If the first option is not the hard drive, then I would change it (assuming that I have already installed Windows on a hard drive).More InfoLouis

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My friend chose optimized defaults in his bios and now his pc wont start up. He would like to know what he should do. Would it be best just taking the battery out of his computer and then putting it back in?
 

A:Optimized Defaults in Bios (Help)

Try choosing 'safe' defaults in the bios. If he can't get into the bios then reset the CMOS as Rick suggests.
 

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I have a Compaq Presario Cq62-215DX. I want a good Os for my laptop, and 7 is too much for me, so i tried ubuntu. However, I'm going to college soon and have to go to windows. Another thing is, I have no drivers for windows xp for my laptop. What I'm asking is, how can I go to windows XP and support all my stuff like wireless and touchpad? Please help

Forgive my bad posting, not feeling so good.
 

A:How can I go to windows xp from a 7-optimized laptop?

If HP does not provide XP drivers (have you looked?) for that machine the probability that you can find adequate ones somewhere is low. Rather than buying XP and going through all the hassles of (maybe) finding drivers you would be better off upgrading the machine if it is underpowered and stick with Windows 7. What Windows 7 version do you have? How much memory?
 

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Greetings to all, I have HP Pavilion p6787 c-b {with dual monitors}, microprocessor AMD phenom(tm) II X 4 840T Processor, system board is 2A92 1.01 and BIOS 6.09 I recently upgard the hard drive to SamSung 850 EVO 500 GB.    I do have two quick questions please: a. Is the motherboard compitable with data cable SATA 6.0 GBPS?  I read that the lack of optimization is due to the orginal data cable.b. Is it possible for that motherboard to handle both the new SSD and the old Hard drives internally?   Sorry for all these simple questions.  This is my first time to look inside the box. Thank you,    

A:Upgraded SSD is not fully optimized

Hi, 1. SATA III is backward compatible with SATA II therefore the answer is yes but it runs at SATA II speed.2. The answer is yes. Regards.

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Hi, I would like to know if that Optimized pcie x4 NVMe SSD Bios update will work on my VN7-791G. It's listed for the VN7-792G as well as updated Realtek audio drivers that aren't listed for mine (although same Realtek audio) so I don't see why there would be a conflict. Same with the Synaptics touchpad driver. I'm thinking maybe the Acer update page just isn't up to date on my older Nitro. I can see  how the Intel Chipset driver would not work (I think) since I am running Haswell not Skylake. Any help would be appreciated. 










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A:Optimized PCIE SSD Bios update

Hi, It will not work to be short. The checkum will see that the BIOS is not designed for the 791G and it will not install it. Also from where are you sure that 791G has Nvme support?












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Hard drive optimized DST failed

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Hi,
I have been using Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit for an year now, and recently noticed that the "Currently Allocated" virtual memoy is 3063 Mb, while the "Recommended" VM is 4594 Mb. I have 3 Gb physical memory installed. Even after I check the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" option, the VM remains 3063 Mb. What should be the optimal VM setting in Win'7 for me to derive the best performance from my PC ? Please advise.

A:Virtual Memory - optimized settings

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How Big Should I Make the Paging File?

Perhaps one of the most commonly asked questions related to virtual memory is, how big should I make the paging file? There’s no end of ridiculous advice out on the web and in the newsstand magazines that cover Windows, and even Microsoft has published misleading recommendations. Almost all the suggestions are based on multiplying RAM size by some factor, with common values being 1.2, 1.5 and 2. Now that you understand the role that the paging file plays in defining a system’s commit limit and how processes contribute to the commit charge, you’re well positioned to see how useless such formulas truly are.

Since the commit limit sets an upper bound on how much private and pagefile-backed virtual memory can be allocated concurrently by running processes, the only way to reasonably size the paging file is to know the maximum total commit charge for the programs you like to have running at the same time. If the commit limit is smaller than that number, your programs won’t be able to allocate the virtual memory they want and will fail to run properly.

So how do you know how much commit charge your workloads require? You might have noticed in the screenshots that Windows tracks that number and Process Explorer shows it: Peak Commit Charge. To optimally size your paging file you should start all the applications you run at the same time, load typical data sets, and then note the commit charge peak (or... Read more

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hi guysi usually make a system image and save it to my storage hdd but on this occasion im not getting the option to save it to hdd.any ideas why??. if i click the drop down arrow it only says "refresh" with the same out come.im wondering it it could be anything to do with the tweeks i followed on this site for optimizing the ssd drive.http://www.disk-partition.com/kb/ti...pics of attempted imaging http://postimg.org/gallery/grn1e53s/message edited by martin16v

A:No Option To Save Image after optimized SSD HDD

What drop-down arrow are you clicking on? More information might be helpful.

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Windows Explorer seems to automatically choose the display settings based on the content. When I open a folder that mostly contains mp3 files for example, the Columns display:
Name
#
Title
Contributing artists
Album
How can this "template" be changed to always include additional columns, such as "Duration"?

Is it possible to edit the Optimized Folder Templates to add or remove columns?

I am very interested to know if anybody knows the answer to this. Thanks

A:Optimized folder templates - editing

Yes, Antonimo, it is easy to add new columns or remove the ones that are already there. You right-click on any column header, choose "More" and then you have a near infinite list of possible columns. You can move them up or down the list, thus changing which column is shown first and so on.

Once you have achieved the set-up you want, you can go to Folder Options -> View and apply the chosen set-up to all folders of the same type. To choose the type, you click on the folder icon, then Properties -> Customize, but that you should do prior to choosing columns.

Hope that helps.

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I didn't see this ask nor a corrrection for the problem.
I've recently downloaded IE 8 Optimized for Bing and MSN,on my Windows XP Sp3 all updated.. so Secunia PSI tells me.. I'm at 100% with all my programs and updates.

Question.. When I go to QVC.. try to view my Account or Order Status.. I see this long RED
We're sorry. Your browser's current security settings may be preventing you from viewing pages or searching on QVC.com. If you'd like to correct this problem, please follow these helpful instructions.

PLUS I can't get logged in, it keeps telling me " One moment please".. never opens my account, What gives with this ?
I have done nothing new ... except to update a few programs lately.

Thanks for any help on this matter.

A:I E 8 Optimized for Bing and MSN Installed recently

Perhaps as part of the process of installing the new browser, IE8 was set to the current security or privacy settings and they are too high. I would think it would work with the defaults on the normal IE8 so first try to reset IE (tools/internet options/advanced/reset.) If that doesn't fix it, try lowering the security level or accepting more cookies under privacy. Perhaps the "helpful insrtuctions" will provide a clue as to how to change them.

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Hello

I ran PC Pitstop Optimize today and what ever it fixed its created a HUGE mess. I restored system settings from the program however the computer is worse.

Major issues:

cannot reinstall windows 7
error: Windows could not retrieve information about the disks on this computer.

disk management (see attached)
error: unable to connect to Virtual Disk Service

add/remove programs from add/remove (see attached)

cannot access "devices and printers" (a green progress bar at the top just keeps going and the screen never loads up)

This is what i believe was modified however i have since removed the program.
Invalid Class IDs(CLSID)
Invalid Program Identifiers (ProgID)
Invalid Type Libraries (TypeLib)
Invalid Interfaces
This is just the start but Im sensing a fresh windows install which i would like to avoid.


Please help

A:Ran PC Pitstop Optimized and now have a million issues

I ran PC Pitstop Optimize today << People do not think Optimizers / Reg fixers are bad, but they are -Hi -Do you have Genuine Win7 disks or computer specific reinstall disks (eg Dell / Toshiba / HP)Please list the Make and model of the problem computer -Thanh You -

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I stared my notebook And It blocked on the start screen. There is The hp logo only and the circle turn indefinitely. So, I lounched The System Diagnostic Test And I had the following error message: HD unit DST control - ID ERROR: RUN7Q3F-72683G-MFPV61-61T503.

A:Optimized HD unit DST control Error

Hi, Is the error code actually:    RU7Q3F-72683G-MFPV61-61T503 If so, it does confirm a failure of the optimized disk self test which basically means that some areas of the HDD occupied by the operating system are un-readable - this may well mean that the drive is failing and will need to be replaced. If your notebook is still under warranty, contact HP and arrange to have the drive replaced - If needed, you can check your warranty status Here. If you live in the US, contact HP Here. If you are in another part of the world, start Here. If you are out of warranty and as long as the previous installation of Windows 10 had activated Ok after the upgrade from 8.1, you can try performing a clean installation as detailed in the guide on the following link.  Note: At the activation screen, select 'I don't have a Product key' - Windows will activate automatically once the installation has completed. http://www.howtogeek.com/224342/how-to-clean-install-windows-10/ If you still get the same error after a clean install, then the HDD will need to be replaced. Regards, DP-K

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I have just defragged my laptop and in the Optimize Drives it reads that the drive, Windows RE tools, needs optimization. I thought this drive should not be optimized so why does it say that it Needs optimization (17% fragmented).

A:Should Windows RE tools drive be optimized?

You can optimize if the system lets you.. re tools is a few smaller files and a 300mb .wim file

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Specs:
Windows 7 64 bit Basic
AMD Phenom II x4 960T BE oc @3.2GHz
AMD Radeon HD 6800 series (6850's) Crossfire
700watt PSU (Modxstreampro)
8Gb of Patriot DDR3 ram

I play Dayz a lot. Amazing game, but terrible performance. I sometimes have to deal with ten frames per second. I rarely ever get over thirty frames. I have added in startup parameters in Dayz Commander to help the game perform better, I have tweaked my settings and tried several things to boost FPS.
Is there anyone else that falls victim to this as well? Can someone give me some suggestions on how to increase my performance? And I am already planning on getting an EVGA Gtx 680 2gb for the standalone, but I don't know how much of a performance boost that will be on the mod as it is.
Also, I run Core Temp and TechPowerUp GPU-Z constantly and I monitor the loads and temps on my second monitor. I notice that I rarely ever get over a forty percent GPU load. When I enter big cities with lots of action going on my GPU load goes straight to zero and that's when I get the worst FPS. My processor hits a little over fifty percent load but it varies between cores. It doesn't seem like I am using the most out of my hardware. This is frustrating. I think Dayz has to be the worst optimized game I have ever played. I can play newer better graphics games maxed out and get over sixty frames.
 

A:Dayz worst optimized game ever?

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hello forum,

all of a sudden my external HDD (USB) is no longer performance optimized.
usually the properties window of the device has a tab "policies" where you can choose between "quick removal" and "better performance".

after recent system changes (BIOS update, windows updates, formatting the external HDD) i observed very poor performance.
i then noticed the following:
1) the device no longer shows up in systray / notification area for safe removal
2) the properties dialog no longer has the policies tab!

so it looks like the operating system has permanently activated the "quick removal" (write caching disabled) now and won't allow me to change it to "better performance" (write caching enabled, systray icon for safe removal).
but why?
and how to change it back?
some additional notes notes:

a) windows 7 is still showing proper behaviour for other removalbe devices (e.g. USB thumbs driver). it seems to be specific to my external HDD.

b) the external HDD is formatted with NTFS.

c) this is a dual boot system (win7 x64, win xp x86). my external HDD doesn't show those symptoms when booting into windows xp. so i can rule out the bios update as root cause. it seems to be specific to win7.

d) my system has 12 GB of RAM. so the full memory is visible to win7 x64, but only 2.5 GB is visible to winxp x86.

A:external USB HDD no longer performance optimized

any ideas how to proceed?

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Hi  My laptop does not fail but it keeps on hangging up. So i ran diagnostics test and it failed the Hard drive optimize DST check. Does this mean that my hard drive is not working properly and i need to replace it or this is  an operating system problem.  Regards

A:Hard Drive Optimized DST test failure

That means the hard drive needs replacement. Is the laptop still in warranty?

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As the title says, windows 8.1 reserved partition will not optimize on SSD. Even if you try to run it manually. Have the latest firmware update for the SSD and Trim in enabled. Has anybody else come across this. Have googled it and there's no resolution that I could find. Image attached.

A:System reserved partition windows 8.1 ssd not optimized

There's absolutely no reason to optimize that part.

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I'm trying to help my mother with her computer. I ran a scan on her hard drives and the hard drvie optimized dst check failed. The Failure ID is OGFB6C-000836-9XJ2XA-615903. Can anyone tell me where I go from here? Do I need to get her a new hard drive, ect??? Thank you.










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A:Hard Drive Optimized failed DST Check

Jenna, welcome to the forum. I believe that the hard drive has failed.  Here is the Troubleshooting section for the hard drive.  I suggest following the guide on testing it.  If it shows that it has failed, your only option is to replace it.  Here is a guide to help you replace it.  You should assure that the new hard drive is the same size or larger than the existing one. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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I purchased my laptop computer about 1 1/2 years ago. A few months ago it was running slow so I upgraded the internet explorer (the version that is optimized for Bing and MSN) and now I keep getting these messages that IE is not responding. I talked to Toshiba and the guy said it might be a virus, but since my 1 year warranty had expired, he could only help me if I agreed to a $35 fee. That was out. So I did a system restore with the disks from Toshiba to restore my computer to the out of the box condition. I am still getting these messages and it is getting frustrating, because whenever I try to read my emails in either gmail or aol, it won't load and when I click on it again I get an error message that IE (not responding) I have also noticed that I get a message about a tab being recovered. I don't have a clue as to what is going on and I really need help. I have anti-virus software and I always update the windows and the Norton 360 software. I am getting somewhat frustrated since I have online businesses that I need to check on (some daily), but it seems as though I am spending half my day trying to get the pages to load and refreshing pages and all that. I am on skype so if this is something that needs a step by step instruction, please send me a note and give me a good time to connect with you on skype. My skype name is in my profile. Thanks for your time....

HeatherN
The error message reads: Internet explorer optimized for Bing and MSN (not responding)

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A:Internet explorer optimized for Bing and MSN not responding

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So after a reformat of my computer, anytime I shut the computer off and cut off electrical power from either the PSU or the UPS my system will not load directly to windows, BIOS will come up saying that it has detected changes and offers to load optimized results or enter BIOS, going into BIOS I am able to see that all my custom settings have been overriden and I have to start all over.

I am thinking this is electrical, but find it strange that it happened after I reformatted and cleaned my computer.

The motherboard is an F2A85X-UP4

A:Motherboard trying to load optimized results occasionally

It likely that your CMOS battery (button cell) on your motherboard needs replacing. It's what maintains the BIOS settings when the PC is off.

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Hi,
I created the images from Image Ready and then clicked on the save optimized and clicked on the only gif without the html and saved. How do I put them in the html code? I saw 1o of the images in the folder. Can somebody help me please?
 

A:Save Optimized problem from Image Ready?

Hiya

Are you trying to convert them from GIF into HTML?

I found this:

http://www.webreference.com/graphics/column47/4.html

http://www.pisceswind.com/rollovers6.html

eddie
 

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Hi everyone

I'm experiencing several problems with an optimized win7 installation, though that i've been working on this through months.

I've already solved most of them, but there are some that i can't solve, and the system itself doesn't help (The error messages don't match with the actual causes, the troubleshooter doesn't work, etc)

My main problem now is starting some services, such as Windows Event Log and WLAN autoconfig.

All their dependencies are satisfied, all the associated files and dll's are working and registered, but i still get the same message error:
It doesn't specify what is the path that it can't find, but all paths associated to that service on the registry are working, i've checked it many times.

I can't update the system again, but the system was updated in october, and all updates were ok, there were no problems.

I have a single user, and there are no permission issues anymore, all the system and service profiles are also functional, and all drivers are updated and working.

I've also cleaned the registry and scanned for issues, none have been found.

The only other problem i have now is with the Windows Update system, once CBS Manifest is corrupted, and i just can't find a way to correct it (all given solutions on internet fail with me, nothing can correct this, but all files associated to CBS Manifest are ok, i don't know why it says it's corrupted)

So, do anyone know what can i do?

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A:Several unknown problems in optimized Win7 Professional 32-bit

Im pretty sure I ran into this a few months ago when I tried to use optimized mode. try control panel, system and security, advanced tools,open task manager, click on services tab, click on services tab with the security shield on bottom. use scrollbar to scroll down to WLAN Auto Config, right click, open properties make sure the start up type is set to manual unless you are on a Wire Less Area Network then set to automatic. if your system detects disabled it will give you this error. also check dependencies tab and make sure that the services that WLAN depends on and check to make sure they are set to manual or auto depending on if you are wired (manual) wireless (auto) even though i am not on a wireless network I still got the error code and the program I used also installed a floppy drive in my system where I have no drivers or support for one on my system at all and it put it first in my boot sequence. really slows the boot time. the time I spent fixing the problems with the optimized mode was about a billion times the time optimized mode saved me in my daily use. I have tried several different programs and configurations to get the most out of my system and have found that all of these programs do not work. they all take up space on your hard drive and embed them in your startup menu and suck on the efficiency of your system. I honestly spent over 100 hours researching, downloading programs, reconfiguring my system according to the "experts" and un doing such c... Read more

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When i did the hard drive short and optimized dst chech in the component test to check whether hard disk is functioning well by using HP PC HARDWARE DIAGNOSTICS UEFI in my hp pavilion 15 -e009tu laptop it showed "warning " for both short and optimized checks. My hard disk was replaced fiew weeks before because of some issues. If warning is there... what to do... ?

A:Hard Drive Short and Optimized DST Check : WARNING

Hi Gameji.... Welcome aboard... I would suggest to be cautious and proceed as following:- Backup ur essential data immediately on to an external drive.Check for the manufacturer of the HardDisk using Control Panel>>Device ManagerGo online at the manufacturer's web site and look for their diagnostic tools; it must be something like SMART check utility.Altrnatively u may download following, run CrystalDiskInfo, see what is shows for smart data, this is a portable version that does not install anything on your PC, just runs from the folder you unzip it to.Crystal Disk Info.zipFind out the exact cause of the warning and proceed as deem appropriate...Please let me know if u feel stuck or in case some problem Hope this helps.... Best Regards... Moodi




I do not work for HP and The suggestions are purely my own expression .....!Best RegardsMoodi

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Feel free to recommend free security softwares in the comments section!
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 4

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WARNING

As I've test the incompatibilities, patches, and scripts on my virtual machine, I have made tweaks to this configuration both concerning system and settings. The tweaks I've made to this system are critical and will cause system instability if not configure automatically. In addition to that, I've made custom scripts made with AutoHotkey to optimize the compatibility of some of my security software. These scripts are unique to each software and are converted to an executable. If you wish to copy my configuration, PM me or do extensive research as the scripts and settings that I made for my configuration are critical to compatibility and optimization.

MY GOAL

My goal is to achieve a high level of security without compromising usability and comfort.

PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
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A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 10

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 5

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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MY GOAL

My goal is to achieve a high level of security without compromising usability and comfort.

PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP - WINDOWS 10 HOME

MY BROWSER - SLIMJET


 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 9

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 8

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8700 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3996 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 7 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152424 MB, Free - 65264 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30DB
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 8:08:17 AM, on 2/16/2014
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v11.0 (11.00.9600.16518)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe
C:\ProgramData\Updater\updater.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\concentr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Citrix\ICA Client\wfcrun32.exe
C:\ProgramData\RHelpers\ChromeHelper\ChromeHelper.exe
C:\ProgramData\RHelpers\FireFoxHelper\FireFoxHelper.exe
C:\ProgramData\RHelpers\IEHelper\IeHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqToaster.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_44.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_12_0_0_44.exe
C:\Users\Database\Downloads\HijackThis.exe

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A:popup ads everywhere like your computer download speeds are not fully optimized

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Props to Teaser35
NGO NVIDIA Optimized Driver
he NGO NVIDIA Optimized Driver is a tweaked version of the NVIDIA ForceWare driver. The main purpose is to satisfy the users with better performance and image quality. The Driver has support for all Geforce cards.

PCI Latency Tool
We decided to include this handy tool so you could adjust the PCI latency in order to avoid PCI bus choking. It helps optimize performance and resolve stuttering and sound issues. **It's recommended to set latency values to 64 for all your PCI/AGP Devices. This tool doesnt support PCI Express cards.

nHancer
With nHancer the creation and management of profiles is very easy, and the user receives as much assistance as he needs, to understand what he's doing.

**I need more info before I switch my pci/agp latency timer from 32 to 64.
Any input?
Thanks

edit/update:I have 6800 gt OC, this driver dropped my idle core temps 5°c!
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 7

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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I have an Intel 865 and and Intel 955 based computers (the motherboards are themselves Intel) that are set up on a gigabit ethernet network. They are using the motherboard-based gigabit ethernet adapters. Are there any settings that I can make to the network adapters to optimize them for speed ? I need to transfer large .ts files between them. I was thinking things like enabling jumbo frames, etc.

Right now I am showing transfer rates of around 18-24 MB per second per my Vice Versa file transfer utility.

Thanks for any thoughts.
 

A:Network adapter optimized for file transfer speed

Jumbo Frames is pretty much the only thing you can set in the NIC configuration. Mind you, you need to enable it on all adapters connected to the network.

I assume you are copying files over Windows shares? You can apply some Windows tweaks to make SMB go faster, but it is just _slow_. You may have better luck using dedicated transfer protocols with no filesystem overhead like FTP. (Or iSCSI of course *g*)

Also, are you sure it is not your hard drives that are the bottleneck? 20MB/s could easily be the limit for a badly fragmented drive.
 

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PROGRAMS

Droid4x (For android emulation)
VirtualBox (For Windows emulation, Ubuntu emulation, Kali Linux emulation)
AOMEI Backupper (For backups)
AOMEI Partition Assistant (For managing partitions)
EagleGet (For managing downloads)
AutoHotkey (For automation)
Pulover's Macro Creator (For automation)
Cheat Engine (For modding)
Classic Shell (For shell customization)
ShareX (For sharing basically everything)
Patch My PC (For updating)
Iobit Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
Revo Uninstaller Portable (For uninstalling)
...and more

IMPORTANT NOTES:
I virtualize everything except for updating and gaming.
I might have forget my other stuff since I test software too much and busy with school.
Android OS is Cyanogen.
I have a backup schedule every month.
System is backed up by AOMEI Backupper.

WAITING FOR:
Stable release of NVT ERP free!

MY DESKTOP
I AM OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS!​
 

A:XavierGaming's Free Gaming Optimized Configuration - UPDATE 6

Forgot to mention that this configuration uses very little system resources
 

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Hi, i have hp pavilion g6 laptop and its upgraded from windows 8 to 8.1 then windows 10.  From last few days i was getting "Memory_Management", "Kernel_Data_Inpage_Error" and so many other errors with blue screen. Due to this i have to power off the system from main power button by holding for few seconds. Now i was getting hang problem. I saw in task manager that DISK UTILIZATION was 100%. I did a hardware test where i got below results : HARD DRIVE SHORT DST Check : WARNING HARD DRIVE Optimized DST Check  : FAILEDFAILURE ID: 9U3UWX-6KT85B-MFPWWJ-61Q003 Can anybody tell me how to resolve this or i need to replace the hard drive. -ThanksPankaj 

A:Hard Drive Short DST Check : WARNING and Optimized DST Check...

Yes you need to replace the hard drive. Since you have upgraded to Windows 10 it is very easy to get recovery media directly from the Microsoft Media Creation Tool. For most people, the problem is not physically swapping out the hard drive, but restoring the operating system since they do not have recovery disks. Post back if you want a service manual and/or video showing the replacement, purchase options for a new hard drive and step-by-step for restoring Windows 10. We would need the full model...g6-???? 

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After upgrading to Windows 8.1, I keep getting Event id 257, Defrag: "The volume TI10664900J (C:) was not optimized because an error was encountered: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)" in Event Viewer errors.




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System














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Provider











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Name]
Microsoft-Windows-Defrag


















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EventID
257











[
Qualifiers]
32768




















Level
2



















Task
0



















Keywords
0x80000000000000

















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TimeCreated











[
SystemTime]
2013-11-12T16:21:45.000000000Z




















EventRecordID
22496



















Channel
Application



















Computer


















Security












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EventData











TI10664900J
(C:)










The parameter is
incorrect. (0x80070057)










00000000A40500005105000000000000629468641336AAB85B55B1B5B038000000000000





Any help would be appreciated.

A:More 8.1 problems: Event id 257, Defrag: "The volume TI10664900J (C:) was not optimized because an error was encountered: The parameter is incorrect. (0x80070057)"

Hi,
This issue could be caused if Defragment take operation on SSD. And as we know SSD cannot be defragged.

To check if your SSD has been defragmented, please run following powershell command:

Get-EventLog -LogName Application -Source "microsoft-windows-defrag" | sort timegenerated -desc | fl timegenerated, message
Judging by the drive letter, you can easily see if your SSD drive gets defragmented. The SSD volume below has been correctly re-trimmed first, but then erroneously defragged.
You can try following steps to avoid defragmentation of your SSD:
Exclude SSD from automatic maintenance
Open the disk optimizer (dfrgui):

      
Press "Change Settings".      
Press "Choose" and remove checkboxes from SSD volumes.
In addition, I will document it and confirm with product team if it is by design.
Keep post.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Hi!I recently had to wipe my system and reinstall windows 10 on my Thinkpad L450. After the reinstall of windows, I had lost all of my Lenovo programs. Including the Lenovo Power Optimized power plan, which I really enjoyed using. Is there any way that I can get that power plan back?So far, I've tried to reinstall the Lenovo settings app, but it hasn't brought the power plan.I'm really hoping for an answer because the power plan gave me about 3 more hours of usage than the standard widnows power saver plan. Thank you in advance!Kind Regards,Jes










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A:L450 - Lenovo power optimized power plan

Hi,I want the lenovo optimized power plan too. The battery life in my laptop has come down a lot after the Windows 10 upgrade. I used to get close to 7 hours. Now i'm getting only about 4 hours. Any suggestions for this?  

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Hiya.

I reformatted my pc, but it was having a bit of a problem, so I selected "Load Optimized Defaults" in my XP Pro Bios, and now it's still having the same problem. I need to reformat, but because "Load Optimized Defaults" is loading, the bios doesn't come up, it just goes straight to windows.
How can I take "Load Optimized Defaults" off so I can reformat again?
I need to get back into my Bios settings.
(The problem is to do with my pc, don't need to solve it, just need to know how to reformat cause my Bios won't come up, so it won't load from CD.)
 

A:"Load Optimized Defaults"

Do you press keys to make the BIOS setup appear? Optimized defaults can cause problems if some hardware is not up to the additional stress that is put on it by trying to run faster.
 

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So First off, I am sure most of you who are looking at this will think it is an easy fix, and trust me I wish it was. I have spent the entire day before this post searching for common fixes to issues, with no luck.

First off, here is the scenario:

I went go get on my PC that has been running flawless since December 2010, and the first thing I notice is it came back from sleep or idle, whatever you want to call it. This seems to happen now and then and I believe it happens because windows installed an update over the night (Wednesday 2/27/13). Normally this is no big deal, I go about my way and all is fine.

So I noticed that some open files I was working on in excel have duplicates, one set is read only, one is not. I closed all that down and we were all set. The other big thing is the Aero feature was dead. So I went online and hit ALL the usual fixes, running the diagnostic, downloading the specific MS diagnostic tool, resetting the service multiple times, restarts, even some registry updates I found. NOTHING worked. The interesting thing is the only part of aero that is not working, is the glass feature, and the peek feature. All the mouse icons and other attributes seem to be working.

I have an Nvidia GTX 460 card, so I updated to the most current form of the drivers, nothing. I delete the drivers and install the original CD drivers, nothing. I then delete the driver and try to use driver sweep to remove them. This is when I notice that I can not boot into safe mod... Read more

A:Software Issue After update (Aero, Safe mode boot, Software currupt)

Hi,

You mentioned OEM. Do you mean an OEM installation.....on a custom built machine? Which OEM?

Regards,
Golden

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yes i am searching for a good software that can pack all of my software collections into one single installation.exe pack which i can install for later usage will some pliz give me a recomendation of such software to pack all the my files into one installation pack ?
 

A:finding a good software to make a collection of stuffs software into a installation

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I have windows xp pro on my laptop and cannot update avg or run MalwareBites and I get the error measage "software restriction policy " is prohibiting the software from running.  I've already gone to gpedit.msc and checked and it is set to unrestricted.  Please help

A:error measage "software restriction policy " is prohibiting the software

Hi SpideyLets start here.Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1Link 2Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.ADW CleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.Click on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.After reviewing the log, click on the Clean button.Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created w... Read more

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I want to know what is the best and easy to use Parental Control Software to filter and monitor the internet usage of children?

If there is a free version, that would be great!
 

A:Solved: Parental Control Software | Internet Monitoring Software

Hi smartcard
Here's an earlier thread on the same topic with some free progs and others' views:

http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/548671-safe-surfing-children.html

I hope this is of help?
Richard
 

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can you suggest a software for video editing? i'm lookig for a simple software that will help me to:

-"pixalize" some areas of the videos of my digital camera.
- cutting parts of videos.
- simple saving of the videos with similar video quality.

thanks.
 

A:can you suggest a software for video editing? i'm lookig for a simple software that w

There is really no proper freeware available which is as easy to use as Audacity.

If you are looking for a freeware and up for some reading and experimentation then go for VirtualDub. Literally it can do almost anyhting that a paid one can do, but it is really for some techie mind.

Otherwise, you can go for Pinnacle's or Ulead's any home solution products. Those will be cheaper and produces good result and very user friendly. I suggest that you check out Ulead's Video Studio.

Hope this helps you.
 

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I suspect that my PC got infected from Media codex downloads. I've used Ewido, Spy-bot, Ad-aware and others to remove these. Here is my Hijack log:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:27:03 PM, on 4/29/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exec:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exeC:\Program ... Read more

A:Malacious Software Infection - Cannot Remove With Spyware Removal Software

Hi and welcome to Bleeping Computer! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. Before we can get started on fixing your problem you must change the location of Hijackthis. It should not run from a temp directory. Download and run the HijackThis autoinstall program Please choose the default location of C:\Program Files as the destination.Run the program only from that location from now on. It is essential that you follow these steps or certain important features of the program will not function correctly.Once you have Hijackthis running from this folder, please reboot and post a new hijackthis log as a reply in this thread.

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WHAT is 'software distribution service 3.0' ? my system re-started itself at 3 am 08/10/11 ? i was running some new software and thought something went wrong. thanks WINDOWS/XP, HOW OFTEN DOES THIS HAPPEN ? DOES THIS ALWAYS HAPPEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT ? THANKS
 

A:SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTION SERVICE 3.0 ? : MY SYSTEM SHUT-DOWN ?WHAT is 'software distrib

See this post.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/652067-handling-software-distribution-service-3-a.html

T.
 

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I haven't changed the Office software on this machine since well....ever. It's MS Office 2003 Pro. Ran the updates tonight and rebooted as required and when I opened Outlook, I get the message saying that my Office software is NOT the GENUINE thing.
I checked my update history on the MS UPDATE site and it installed a genuine validation tool....yet again. I've never gotten this message before and am wondering why...is this a false positive or did I pick up some kind of virus?

BTW, suddenly, my spysweeper software won't update the definitions saying that the keycode in inactive, but my subscription expires in July 2010.

These to occurrences are why I would even suspect a possib;e virus of some sort. My NOD32 hasn't picked up anything and a spysweeper scan came up clean.

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
 

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Is there such thing like that? A software that alerts/informs you when a new version of a certain software is released? please give me links. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: A software that alerts you when a new version of other software is released

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Which Is the Best Free Anti-Virus Software? Other Security Software?

Win7 x64


Which is the best free-for-home-users anti-virus software?


What other free-for-home-users security software do you recommend using in conjunction with Windows 7 x64 these days?


If I'm not mistaken, this version of Windows has a built in Firewall. Does that make Zone Alarm redundant or problematic?

A:Which Is the Best Free Anti-Virus Software? Other Security Software?

Visit the System Security board - this has been asked and answered quite a few times.

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Hmm was thinking of going back to Zone Alarm as I used it for years and loved it, HOWEVER after reading the post on "Recomendation against Zone Alarm Firewall http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic159724.html" I am up in the air of which one to use.
Any advice on firewalls would much appreciated.

Anti-Virus software

What antivirus software is recommended?
I have used AVG for years then went to avast couple years ago (I actually use full versions not the free ones lol) I am wondering should I stick with avast or go to a new one as I got 15 days left on my license.

I searched the internet and according to "Top10Reviews http://anti-virus-software-review.toptenreviews.com/v2/" BitDefender Antivirus Pro 2011 is the best anti-virus software.

OR would it be good to go with something like Norten Security (I am not a real Norton fan but I want what is best for my computer.

Again any advice would much appreciated.

David Lambie
Skype: YES (unsure if can put it here)
 

A:Anti-Virus Software & Firewall Software - need advice

I had Norton pre-installed on my computer when I got it and I honestly dont like it. .. it seemed to cause more problems than it solved for me.

I use Avast! Antivirus and reccomend it to friends/family. It has a free eddition you can download and trial if you're unsure. You can get a free yearly subscription which is easy to renew when needed. I have never had a problem with Avast and think it might be a good starting point.

http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download
 

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the idea is a program that constantly records, and has a button that saves a video of the last minute or so. that way, i can just play around with the software, and when a bug occurs, then i can review what i did. (i often encounter a crash, and forget exactly what i did.)

does any thing like this exist?? if so, can i get a link?
 

A:software tester recording software idea. does it already exist?

screen recorder does it. It records what happened on your computer screen so you can check it out what you did before bugs occured.

Google will help you.
http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=record+computer+screen
 

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I recently had cause to re-install Win10 on my notebook, and it told me that Intel Software Guard Extension Platform Software would be deleted and would need to be re-installed.After the Win10 re-installation I went to the download site for th Intel package, downloaded it, and unzipped it.When I attempted to run the execution file, I got a warning asking me if I really wished to proceed. Knowing nothing about this package, I was unsure about what I should do. Is there anything I should know before I tell it to proceed?

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Hi,
I want to get an uninstaller program which can delete all the traces of another software from registry, history etc...so that when I install the program say fro 30 days trial version, when I uninstall the trial version software thru that software "X" and install it again, then I should get another 30 days trial period...I wouldn't mind even if the history of files accessed by that uninstalled program get lost during this cleaning up. What catches my imagination is that third party software should invoke the installer program of the program to be installed and will monitor all the changes done by the installed software...and when we try to uninstall that will revert back by doing all the changes made by the installed software...
Please suggest some good softwares for doing this job...Free-wares will be the best!
Thanks in advance,
pkdcet
 

A:Software to install and completely uninstall another software

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I tried to remove malware that continues to try to get me to buy Virswlab.exe. A program changed my home page within MS IE8 - sometimes I get about: blank and sometimes a pop up tells me my computer is infected.

This pop up seems to come from the web site I am lead to: http://startedwebsite.com/security/xp/

There is also a system tray item that pops up constantly that is a flashing icon of a shield that alternately flashes a blue "?" mark and a red "X."

My HijakThis log is as follows:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:02:33 AM, on 11/5/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\basfipm.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Virus Software Trying to Get me to Load Their Software through Pop Up at IE8 Start

Hi Welcome to TSG!!
Download SDFix and save it to your Desktop.
Very Important! Temporarily disable your anti-virus, script blocking and any anti-malware real-time protection before performing a scan. They can interfere with ComboFix and remove some of its embedded files which may cause "unpredictable results".
Click on this link to see a list of programs that should be disabled. The list is not all inclusive. If yours is not listed and you don't know how to disable it, please ask.
Remember to re-enable the protection again afterwards before connecting to the Internet.

Double click SDFix.exe and choose Install to extract it to its own folder on the Desktop. Please then reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following :
Restart your computer
After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, tap the F8 key continually;
Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu with options should appear;
Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode, then press "Enter".
Choose your usual account.

Open the c:\SDFix folder and double click RunThis.cmd to start the script.
Type Y to begin the script.
It will remove the Trojan Services then make some repairs to the registry and prompt you to press any key to Reboot.
Press any Key and it will restart the PC.
Your system will take longer that normal to restart as the fixtool will be running and removing files.
When the desktop loads the Fixtool ... Read more

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After installing Spy Sweeper, all of my imaging software programs no longer work. Has anyone heard of a problem such as this. I have Photo Explosion and HP Image Zone. I deleted both imaging programs and have re-installed HP Image Zone, but it still doesn't work. Any suggestions??
 

A:Software Conflicts SpySweeper and Imaging Software

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im looking to make perfect copies of some of my more expensive software disks (operating systems and dvd mpeg2 copy protected) for my own personal use.

Im looking for technical advice only and want to avoid any legal discussion.

thanks much!
 

A:whats the best software for backing up your dvd movies and software bit for bit.

I don't think you will get any technical advice or software suggestions here at TSG. Discussing copy protection circumvention for any purpose is not permitted.
 

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Very odd new problem:  I have a new WD MyCloud drive and the online link to the main software downloaded just fine, but when I go to install the software, I get the little Windows blue spinning icon for about 8-10 sec and then nothing.  I have tried to download several times and was finally able to install the software under SAFEMODE with NETWORKING - but in Safemode, several networking connections that were needed for the setup of the cloud drive will not take place.  
 
I came back and tried to install again after returning from SAFEMODE - but not luck again. 
 
WD support says it's something on my machine that is blocking the install (however I can install other software with no issue).  
 
I'm wondering if this PORT related or a simple setting in my registry that needs to be corrected.  Of course Windows Support want $150 annual support to simply reinstall windows!  (Rip off).
 
I have Hijackthis LOG or other options that I can post.
 
Any help appreciated!

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Adwcleaner found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\EZ Software Updater. And after removing it a couple of times, it's still there.
 
I've run ESET from IE, superantispyware, malwarebytes, Kapersky, Emisoft anti-malware, and JRT and it's still showing up on adwcleaner.
 
 
Can someone help?
 
 
Rick

A:Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\EZ Software Updater

I found that I was able to remove the Updater by rebooting my modem.
 
I'm all set.
 
Now it's back, I'm no longer all set and rebooting after adwcleaner removes it doesn't help.

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Am looking for a real good program that will catch any program trying to phone home. Are there any? Anything built into win7 that will do this? Tnks

A:Software that catches phone home software

Zone Alarm and several other firewalls will do it.

The windows built in firewall will block all outgoing except for programs you specifically select if you set it up that way. So that'll stop all unknowns from calling out. But it's not as easy or verbose about telling you when a specific program that you have not white-listed is trying to call out. Zone alarm is a lot more chatty about what programs are doing on your machine...

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me whether or not (& how) Image Mixer Software can let you create/transfer your images to a CD (i.e. to burn on a CD for a backup)? It should be a relatively easy thing to do but I cannot find it? i aslo have HP Gallery software & I still can't seem to find this process, so if anyone can help here to I would appreciate it???
 

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Hi, I have a cracked version of a software program and I want to update it with a legit update CD. Has anyone had any problems attempting to do this? Does the update CD ask for a legit registration key or will the key I have work? Thanks.
 

A:Cracked software and legit software updates

Are you serious

Category IV Offenses
Serious Crimes
Other Illegal Activities - As you might expect, we don't want anything illegal going on here. Users cannot post hacks, cracks, pirated software, or anything of the like. Furthermore, we do not allow instructions on how to complete illegal activities, such as pirating. Please don't ask for advise on using illegal software, as it will be removed.
 

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Hi, I am having a few problems with some appiclations that are not using the full extent of my bandwidth, and I am sure the problem can be fixed

I.E. A download manager (e.g. IDM) makes use of the full bandwidth available, how would you allow other applications to do the same?

I was thinking of creating a proxy server and use "hyper threading" to speed up the connection.

I am sure other people have this problem as well

The reason I ask, it because an "updater" for an application is very slow, I have taken into account server bandwidth, connection limits etc.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

A:Software that helps other software make use of all available bandwidth?

You pretty much use the full available bandwidth with a default install. Download managers just hold your place in a download in case the connection gets interrupted. You could have some QOS issues for that updater I would start looking there.
 

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Hello,

New to this forum and need your help.

I install Win 7 off an SCCM server that is controlled by our corporate office in another country. They do not want to tweak the SCCM to improve my workload or give us more control to modify/script the SCCM to meet our needs. I have the daunting task of configuring Win 7 everyday with the same tweaks and/or installation of software after the SCCM has completed.

Looking to streamline this process as much as possible and have not been able to find anything even close to what I need or if it's even available.

Need the software to open programs and make tweaks/setting changes within the programs. Change settings in IE and explorer , install programs from our server, then install. Some software needs a reboot, then tweaked out.

I know I'm asking for alot, but if I can find anything that might help me in anyway to speed up the configuration process for our users it would be greatly appreciated.

A:Looking for software that can tweak/install software after Win 7 loads

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

AutoIt can do what you want.

You can either automate the GUI (i.e. click/type where a human would) or just automate changes to the registry and files or use a combination of those two methods.

If you don't like the syntax of AutoIt, you can look at a fork named AutoHotKey. I've used both and I like AutoIt... but I cannot recommend AutoIt's somewhat rude support forum - YMMV.

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My AMD Catalyst Software Suite has a Software Update on my Laptop. The problem is, every time I try to install it, it says everything installed. I then head back to see what version I have, and its the same one as before. If I click on the software to install it again, it says the same thing and doesn't install the latest software.

Confused!

A:AMD Catalyst Software Suite (Software Update)

It probably detected, that there is a new version, but since it can not be installed on your system, it skips it.
Your GPU is not supported anymore, so you can just disable update checking for AMD drivers.

I think, that the latest driver supporting your GPU was 15.12 beta, not Final, but I found only:
AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver Beta 15.11.1 Driver - TechSpot

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Problem chrome.exe app errors & other software errors software not working Reposting this from another tread. Since this may be malware related. I am using a Toshiba laptop, with windows 10I recently might of downloaded a program with malware. The program installed was driver doc.  Or my problem could of been from updates since I always had problems with windows 10 updates in the past. Here's the problem, when I turn my computer on, I get a bunch of error messages stating the application errors. When I  try to use chrome I get a chrome.exe application error. Which says the application was unable to start correctly. I did a virus scan and removed one threat and did a system clean and removed all unnecessary files. For some reason internet explorer is still working. Here are errors:chrome.exe application error launcher.exe application error photoscape.exe application error chromodo.exe application error youcam7.exe application error plus unable to access other Microsoft apps. with this same message. The application was unable to start correctly (oxc00000e5) click ok to close application.Also unable to open new files and open uninstall programs.

A:multiple software errors, also software not working.

In the other thread I asked you to do the following: Please follow the instructions in the following link and post your logs: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlYou need to post the logs.

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My HJT log says I downloaded pirated software using P2P software. I am using Bear Share. Would this be something within Bear Share showing this to protect themselves or would this be an outside source claiming I've done so. I feel as if I was tricked. I downloaded some game mods/updates, which in turn didn't work. Could this be the culprit?

Loopyboy
 

A:Solved: My HJT log says I downloaded pirated software using P2P software.

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My AMD Catalyst Software Suite has a Software Update on my Laptop. The problem is, every time I try to install it, it says everything installed. I then head back to see what version I have, and its the same one as before. If I click on the software to install it again, it says the same thing and doesn't install the latest software.

Confused!

A:AMD Catalyst Software Suite (Software Update)

It probably detected, that there is a new version, but since it can not be installed on your system, it skips it.
Your GPU is not supported anymore, so you can just disable update checking for AMD drivers.

I think, that the latest driver supporting your GPU was 15.12 beta, not Final, but I found only:
AMD Catalyst Graphics Driver Beta 15.11.1 Driver - TechSpot

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I am looking for some software to test various areas of my PC. Is there any software out there that I can use that will test different aspects of my PC?

I especially would like to focus on Hard drive transfer rates, Optical transfer speeds. I would also like to to be able to test various configurations of RAID arrays.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what will work?
Edit/Delete Message
 

A:Performance testing software / benchmarking software??

Start with HD Tune. Simple and free. http://www.snapfiles.com/download/dlhdtune.html
 

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I have an asus a7n8x deluxe that im reinstalling some ethernet hardware on.

so my issue is that I download the software and unzip it. then i run the program and it takes me to a Dos screen. Ive read around the internet and im having a really tough time finding anything helpful. any help would be greatly appreciated
 

A:Solved: installing eithernet software(old software)

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I currently have Norton Internet Security and my subscription has expired. I have repeatedly read that I should only be using Norton Antivirus and not their firewall software because its a resource hog. I am running windows XP Home Ed and have Toshiba Satellite P4 2.8 512 RAM. What is the best Antivirus / Firewall Software or combination of software to use on my computer.

I would like to do a complete scan on my system also because I have recently had 2 blue screens lately. What steps should I use to completely check my system. The only programs that I have recently installed is the software for a brother multifunction and something for the Belkin Pre-N router.
 

A:Best Antivirus Firewall software or combination of software

Hi, and welcome..
Run two online virus scans..
http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
http://pandasoftware.com/activescan/
Norton Anti virus and firewall are a resourse hog..
Avg or Avast would be better.. Sygate personal offer a good Firewall..
 

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After downloading Avant, my computer got infected. Running the software below I got rid of most of it, but adwcleaner still show hkcu/software/appdatalow/software. And even though it says it deletes it, it's still there after restarting.
 
I'm attaching the adwcleaner and Rkill, I also ran ESET from IE, it found it and said it deleted it, but adwcleaner still shows it's there.
 
There was also an icon that said "homegroup" that showed up, but was taken off after restarting from using ESET.
 
# AdwCleaner v3.211 - Report created 25/05/2014 at 23:28:12
# Updated 26/05/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 8.1  (64 bits)
# Username : Richard - RICK
# Running from : C:\Users\Richard\Desktop\adwcleaner_3.211.exe
# Option : Clean
***** [ Services ] *****
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
***** [ Registry ] *****
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software
***** [ Browsers ] *****
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17037
-\\ Mozilla Firefox v29.0.1 (en-US)
[ File : C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\sz8gk6ir.default\prefs.js ]
-\\ Google Chrome v35.0.1916.114
[ File : C:\Users\Richard\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
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AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [1997 octets] - [23/04/2014 08:51:51]
AdwCleaner[R10].txt - [1720 octets] - [22/05/2014 22:16:52]
AdwCleaner[R11].txt - [1781 octets] - [23/05/2014 21:01:44]
AdwCleaner[R12].txt - [1842 octets] - [24/05/2014 20:29:52]
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A:hkcu/software/appdatalow/software

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\SoftwareThe developer is aware of this. The matter should be fixed with the next version.

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Microsoft SMS vs. novadigm software and other software?!?!
Hi!
Imagine you have a company with aprox. 500 Client PCs.
It is a windows 2003 domain. Suddenly you want to install
a certain software on 289 of 500 PC. You have 1 hour for this job…
or you can pack your things… what do you do?
We are looking for a solution / software that can handle Microsoft SMS
(Software Management Services), updates and inventory fully automated.
We looked at the solution of novadigm (http://www.novadigm.com) and Microsoft SMS.
Has anybody worked with those systems?
What about the idea of keeping the images of OS and applications separately.
So you can install any possible combination of applications on any OS according
to your Company policy. We also need an automatic inventory service with web access GUI.

Any Ideas or hins?

So long

gicio
 

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I was attempting to download software from nch software, and the computer then froze up. evertime I tried to do something, I got a message saying that I was not the administrator, that I did not have permission to access this or that program. can't get anywhere with the computer now. Help,please

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I am so agitated right now; none of my favorite Bleeping Computers tools are catching malware. Computer is acting up, I discovered  HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software I ran the following programs, RkillAdwcleanerTdssKillerJRTMbarRkillRogueKiller The only tool that found anything is Farbar, this program found far more than I expected, Even Ms Word is bad.. Can I simpky delete the registry  HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software, or no? Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x86) Version:06-06-2014Ran by User at 2014-06-07 14:51:10Running from C:\Documents and Settings\User\DesktopBoot Mode: Normal============================================================================== Security Center ========================AV: Microsoft Security Essentials (Disabled - Up to date) {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}==================== Installed Programs ======================Adobe Flash Player 13 ActiveX (HKLM\...\Adobe Flash Player ActiveX) (Version: 13.0.0.214 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)Adobe Flash Player 13 Plugin (HKLM\...\Adobe Flash Player Plugin) (Version: 13.0.0.214 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)Adobe Reader XI (11.0.07) (HKLM\...\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AB0000000001}) (Version: 11.0.07 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)CCleaner (HKLM\...\CCleaner) (Version: 3.07 - Piriform)HiJackThis (HKLM\...\{45A66726-69BC-466B-A7A4-12FCBA4883D7}) (Version: 1.0.0 - Trend Micro)HP Deskjet 1050 J410 series Basic Device Software (HKLM\...\{226837D8... Read more

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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Get the latest AdwCleaner version. This key HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software is now fix.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).===Download the correct version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FR... Read more

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