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Can not get SP1 to be offered or installed manually

Q: Can not get SP1 to be offered or installed manually

Downloaded and ran System Update Readiness Tool (KB947821)
Readiness tool indicated a (KB947821) Hotfix ran.
- Installation: Successful -
Ran Windows Update - Window7 SP1 not offered.
<< Went to service pack center >>
Service Pack Center - Microsoft Windows
Selected "Download SP1 from the Download Center (Advanced)
Download: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (KB976932) - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Norton Antivirus "Disabled"
Downloaded "Windows6.1-KB976932-x64.exe"
"Installation was not successful"
Searcing for a fix to ERROR note:
SP1 setup fails "ERROR_SXS_ASSEMBLY_MISSING(0x80073701)" - Win7 x64
Have run MS Fixit many times. it always tells me "Windows Update componets must be repaired", but when I run Uniblue RegistryBooster 2011, it always remove the same fix MSFix made
"The default value in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/CLSID/{5F327514-6C5E-4d60-8F16-D07FA08A78ED}/InProcServer32points to the missing file C:/Windows/system32/wuaucpl.cpl"

My system started out as a Windows Visita Ultimate with an upgrade provided by HP to Windows 7 Ultimate.
Also don't know if these failed installations are related the my failed SP1 installation;

A: Can not get SP1 to be offered or installed manually

Quote: Originally Posted by VincentM

Have run MS Fixit many times. it always tells me "Windows Update componets must be repaired", but when I run Uniblue RegistryBooster 2011.....

...and thereby is your problem.
ALL registry Cleaners come under the heading of 'Dangerous:Snake-Oil'.

Ditch it before it manages to completely trash your system (AFTER undoing whatever it's already managed to break)

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So a couple of weeks ago or so I installed ie10 manually. All fine and good and works well. Today ofc ie 10 comes in windows update so I figure its an update or something and install it. When I reboot its again in windows update even though I installed it already. Also in 'Installed updates' 2 entrances show with ie10. I dont really foresee a huge problem with this but Im still wondering if you have any ideas on how to fix it?

A:Ie 10 installed manually, still shows up in WU and wont go away

Hi Conditioned, uninstall it then let WU replace it or try it manually again like this:- Attachment 259099

Attachment 259098

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Greets Everyone.
Thank you for the incredibly helpful forum!!

I have a weird issue that has cropped up with my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I decided to upgrade the version of my Scite and there were no options for installing it. I simply unzipped the archive and copied it to a new folder in my Program Files (x86) folder. I then renamed my old winscite to bust the links, keeping it in case something went wrong, and created new desktop, startmenu, and taskbar links to the new version.

The application opens up just fine, and works just fine. But when I want to use it to open specific file types/extensions, I cannot use it. I tried right clicking on a file, say a PHP file, and then chose Open with.../Choose default program from the right click context menu in Windows Explorer, and of course, Scite is not listed in the recommended programs options. I expand "OTHER" and still do not see it, of course. So I clicked BROWSE, navigate to the new scite, and double click it. This is where the weird stuff starts. The browse dialog box closes, yet scite is not an option still. Nothing changes actually.

Scite is not listed as a default program, and I cannot add the new scite as one. I have no idea how I can tell Windows that I want to open the new scite with ANY file type.

Is there a registry modification I need to perform? How do I remove ALL options/recommended apps associated with a file type? Then maybe when I double click that file type, I can tell Windows where to find s... Read more

A:Manually Add an Application that was Not Installed

So I clicked BROWSE, navigate to the new scite, and double click it. This is where the weird stuff starts. The browse dialog box closes, yet scite is not an option still. Nothing changes actually.

You have to double click on the .exe of that program.

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I Have Manually Installed this programme (San Andreas) An there is a special programme that mods san andreas and when it starts up it says:
I have put the folder in this location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\San Andreas
So any help to register this programme.

A:Need Help Registring A Manually Installed Programme

did you buy it?

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This is for my new DT (the laptop is offline at the moment, but I assume it will be the same story).

Issue: I am being offered KB 2753842 via auto updates on my new Win7/64 DT, even though it was already installed with Patch Tuesday earlier this month.
(I have auto updates set to "notify".)

I understand that some systems ended up with broken fonts (and worse!) after KB 2753842 was installed with the December Patch Tuesday load.
Many folks uninstalled it & some had to roll back their systems, etc.
I did not.
In fact, I was in the process of setting up a new Dell DT system around the time it was released.
So, it was among the many patches needed to update the new rig.
It went in fine (before I knew that it was potentially problematic) and it seems to be causing no issues.
It is still listed as an installed update.

So, I'm a little nervous to reinstall it on my new, clean system ("if it ain't broke don't fix it"), especially since I've heard horror stories about BSOD and needing to roll back to RPs, and since it's already listed as installed.

OTOH, it's a security patch. So, I'm likewise reluctant to hide or ignore it.

1. Is this some sort of "patch for a patch"?
2. Is it safe to (re)install on a system that already lists it as installed?
3. Does it require a reboot?

A:KB 2753842: being offered again even though already installed

I installed the KB 2753842 patch on top of the KB 2753842 patch installed for Patch Tuesday.
I had to reboot.
No problems here on this Win 7 32 Bit OS.
There is more discussion about this here:
Microsoft trying to fix post-Patch Tuesday OpenType rendering problem

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I bought an Asus N550LF-CM115H two months ago and replaced the HDD with as SSD in order to maximize performance.

The laptop has incredible start-up times, showing that the SSD is most definitely the drive on which the system is running, and can open programs pretty quickly. However the general performance of the computer is buggy. For example, while typing this, the letters are noticably coming up several split seconds after typing them. It has great trouble running web browers (I've tried Chrome, Firefox and Explorer) without eventually having a script fail or the browser become unresponsive.

It's usable, and occasionaly the performance is very good, but there is definitely something wrong somewhere. Any tests I can run to check where? Any ideas on what the problem might be? Any ideas on how I could go about fixing this?

Thanks a lot.

A:New laptop running on a manually-installed SSD is buggy

That could be anything and may have nothing to do with the SSD. For starters I would run a sfc /scannow

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Hi! I registered here as I'm at my wit's end with this...

I performed a fresh install of Windows 8.1 and immediately went to check updates. The main reason being that I'm unable to play certain games until my system is up to date... and because of the Windows 10 incentive.

However, I am constantly faced with this screen...
...and once those updates are chosen to install, I am told that they have installed, yet do not appear on my list of installed updates. They also reappear if I search for updates again.

Edit: I also have no other updates on my installed list..

I have manually tried patching up to these updates using the following...

..but they all return the same error. "This update is not applicable to your computer".

I am unbelievably frustrated by this and have been up all night trying every solution I can find.

Huge thanks in advance to anyone who is able to help.

A:Same Updates Offered Constantly - None Are Installed.

Hate to bump, but I could do with some help urgently!

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Co-worker wanted me to look at her computer to fix some problems. I found virus(es) had hijacked ie. I tried malwarebytes, etc. and switched to firefox and tried to run windows update but endless search yielded no updates.

I reinstalled the OS from original disk -- Vista Home Basic 32-bit.

I manually installed SP1. I then manually installed SP2. Tried updates again. Forever looking and no updates.

Could someone outline my next moves to be done to head towards a fix for this updating problem? I would appreciate it. I see that there posts with similar problems and I am not sure which ones I should try or do I need to do something else before I start manually downloading updates?


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BIOS setting: SATA AhcI
partition 1: xp
partition 2: 7
both boot,. but I want to use virtualbox to boot xp within 7
both are installed with SATA Ahci drivers, but the XP drivers do not work within Virtualbox (presuambly because the SATA chips are a bit different than what virtualbox emulates.
XP boots directly, but crashes on startup within virtualbox

I know I need this driver, but
A) it refuses to install because when booted my chipset is different
b) I cannot figure out how to extract the files
c) I don't know how to manually install them


A:Manually install SATA drivers in XP partition, already installed?

SATA Drivers - Slipstream into Windows XP CD

This is a good place to start.

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After repeated problems with the update failing I did a clean install and installed kb3200970 manually from the windows catalogue and it shows as an installed update. Windows automatic updates wants to download and install it again. Is this really necessary? Any way to make it stop???

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Hey, it's me again.
Okay, I've just thrown NAV Corporate onto one of our servers, our BDC as a matter of fact.(kind of limited here)
After installing it, whenever I reboot the computer, it automatically logs in, it bypasses the whole name and password bit completely.
Does anyone know if NAV messes with NT's logon? If so, I'm happy. Otherwise if this is some sorta hack job or something, I'm gonna burn this building down.
I'm gonna check with NAV too, but this place seems SO much faster than any other one out there, and you guys are just so smart. I tell ya, if it wasn't for this place, I'd be beggin to flip burgers right now.

A:{Advice Offered} - Installed NAV, now automatic NT logon?


Don't sweat it. Is it NT4 or 2K? Either way go to the url below. I've had that problem before. This fixes it. It is an arcticle on how to enable autologon but all you have to do is remove the entries for the Reg Keys.
Good Luck

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I have several Type 1 fonts that I installed manually and now want to uninstall. When attempting to delete through the Control Panel route to Fonts, the error message is that the fonts are in use and cannot be deleted. No programs are open. When attempting to delete or change permissions through the CMD window, the error message is access denied. When attempting to change the read/write permissions on the Fonts folder, and clicking ignore on the many system fonts that Windows installs by default, I still cannot get access to these three fonts. Interestingly, this r/w permissions approached worked several days ago for several other Type 1 fonts that I installed manually.


Thanks in advance.

A:Access denied (to delete) Type 1 fonts installed manually

Try booting into safe mode, then uninstall them...

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I installed a new application and it asked me to restart (which I did)...however, I have not been able to get past the splash screen (the one right after Press F8 for Advanced Troubleshooting Options)..I have tried to Repair the Win2K installation by rebooting with the CD in the drive and that did not solve the problem nor did rebooting in Safe Mode and the other choices after hitting f8...It just sticks at this point every time (I have pulled the power cord out and let it sit for awhile, too)

Can someone help me ASAP?



A:{Advice Offered} - Win2K will not load after application is installed


Well... first off, it would have been nice to know which application you tried to install. Even if it's "Farmer's Weekly Nude Farm Animal Calander Screen saver" it is useful to us to know that kind of information.

But, even flying blind, I have an idea what you can do:

1) Boot up
2) Press F8 to get to the boot menu
3) Select the Last Known Good option
4) If you get into Win2K, uninstall the program.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]


Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I have a friend, who has windows 98 installed, he for some unknown reason installed windows2000, and now he boots in dual mode. He wants to take windows 2000 off his system and leave win98. Any idea how he takes 2000 off his system to leave win98 running alone.
(And yes the friend is really and friend and not me),

A:{Advice Offered} - Win2000 installed with dual boot to win98


OK... go to:

There, you will see a disc icon with the title "Reuel Boot". Download this file, run it, and it will create a boot floppy.

Boot off the disc, and choose option 4 on the main menu. Then, one the second menu, choose option 3, to rewrite the Master Boot record as a Win98 master boot record.

Now, reboot your machine and see that it goes into Win98 straight away. If it does, then you can delete Win2K completely.

You do this by deleteing the WINNT directory, and the following files on the c: drive:


Though, personally, I would dump Win98 and keep Win2k. But then again, I prefer better Operating Systems.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...

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I do a lot of work on customer machines at a computer shop, and one of the most frustrating issues I run into is when I run SFC on a computer and it reports that it found errors and was unable to fix them.

Originally I intended to write a program to automatically pull the [SR] reported files from the installation media and replace the broken ones on the system, however, when I run the command from the tutorial:

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log

After an unsuccessful SFC attempt, even when it reports files that could not be fixed, I never turn up anything, anyone know why I don't get the [SR] tags in my CBS.log?

A:How to Manually Do SFC's Job?

Hello Virucyde, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to get a sfcdetails.txt file with the [SR] details. If you like, upload this file here afterwards, and I'll be happy to take a look at it to see what could not be fixed.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I need to change the IRQ assigned to a specialize audio audio card. It must sit on it's own, and currently it's sharing 16. I cannot unselect "Use Automatuc Setting" in Devmgmt to allow me to do this. I am logged in as administrator.

I have spent most of the morning moving cards around to try and resolve this, to no avail. I have also tried within the BIOS to force IRQ's to specific PCI slots, again with no success. The best I've been able to do is get the audio card off of IRQ18 to IRQ 16. In both scenarios, the IRQ is shared with something else. I have 6 PCI slots and 1 AGP slot. At the moment, after shuffling the PCIcard deck, AGP is occupied as are PCI 1,2,4, and 6. 1 and 5 are paired, as are 2 and 6.

A couple of suggestions for configuring this motherboard would be greatly appreciated.


A:Manually set IRQ

What other PCI cards are you using?

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A:Why can't I add my IP manually?

There is no way to manually add an IP Address in Windows Phones and the current version of Windows 10 Mobile.

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First off, I'm plugged into a battery backup power supply. (I don't know if that's related or not.)

Also, I think my Windows Update may have something to do with it as well. The last couple times it's happened the yellow Windows Update icon popped up in my taskbar. I put off downloading the update because I didn't want to restart my PC. I woke up this morning and my PC was restarted without me doing so.

I seriously doubt it's a heat problem. My temps are moderate.

Is it possible that it's actually something that I can change by going into my Control panel and changing settings?

A:How does my PC restart without me manually doing so?

Silent Install Maybe?

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Can you do the samething the GMAbooster does but manually?
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A:Can i manually do what the GMAbooster does?

The short answer? Yes. Anything that software can do to your computer you should be able to do manually. However, if your device is under warranty, using that software, or doing anything it can do manually would almost certainly void it.

I'm not an expert on this sort of thing though, so for actually accomplishing it you would have to ask someone else. I'm sorry if my answer is a bit less than helpful, but I don't want to provide any in-accurate information and potentially cause you to harm your computer.

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A:Install IE Add-on manually

Hello and welcome to TSF

Right click on the .inf file and choose Install

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help plz

A:How do you manually uninstall

Have you done a registry search?

Go to Start > Run, and type:


Look under Edit for the Find entry. Enter a search term that is specific to that program, like the program's name, or even the manufacturer if that is the only program you have from that company. Remove the entries that refer specifically to that program. Be careful not to remove entried that are not specific to that program. If the name has the word "system" in it, for example, you obviously should not delete all entries containing that word.

Use F3 to continue the search after each find.

Is the program still in Add/Remove?
Have you deleted the folder from Program Files?

Another thing you could try is a safe registry cleaner:


Tools > Registry Cleanup > Do Them All. And then remove all the found entries.

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I basically want to install another nic in my machine.

Here's the problem. When i installed the new nic, it starting messing with other hardware. (mouse wouldnt respond)

So Im thinking its an irq conflict. and sure enough, it was being shared with my video card. I dont know why my mouse was affected.

Anyways, i see that irq#9 is free.

Is there any way i can manually assign irq 9 to the new nic?

Im running windows 98se, with 256 ram.

I also have a geforce 256, soundblaster live, and a d-link nic presently installed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,


A:Manually assigning an irq

This article should answer your IRQ questions
Have fun Steve

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A:Manually changing IRQ's

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Edit:I also have run memtest86 for 17 passes and it showed 0 errors.

A:Should I manually set RAM timings?

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Does Microsoft host a site in which I can manually download and update my windows 7?

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A:Manually Update?

If you know of an update you wish to install you can search by KB number for the manual installation file...

Or you can setup a WSUS server and manage them all centrally

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A:Manually defragment possible?

Hello bxsciencer,

There's no such thing as 'manual defragmentation'. Even if you move fragmented files manually from one hard drive to another, your PC still won't become defragmented. I highly recommend you use Windows' Disk Defragmenter or similar programs.

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I just want to find and install the updates that I need from last July until now. I've tried MS catalog also the download pages at MS website but I can't seem to get the information I need. I read about a program called Belarc that among other things can tell what updates a system is missing. Has anyone used it for that purpose? Are there better programs? I really don't want to go thru 120+ pages of downloads at MS and try to pick out all the ones that I need. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

A:How to manually update Win 7

Hi Tabitha,
Belarc should be ok, i suggest you do them in groups of 5/10.
Not surprised that your CPU went crazy as you only have 2GB of ram.
Have a look at this link for Updates to hide(W10), or remove them if allready installed.
How to remove Windows 10 upgrade updates in Windows 7 and 8


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I have just completed a recovery on an HP desktop. Started checking for updates and as we all know that takes a really long time (24+ hours). In my system properties it says 7 Home Premium and SP1. In the installed updates screen it says there are 12 updates only that date back to 6-7-2011.

How can I know that SP1 is actually installed?

If it is not actually installed, would it be best to manually download and install? Would this help with the time it takes to search for updates?

A:Manually install SP1?

Go to Control Panel/System

Look under "Windows Edition" at that location. If SP1 is installed, it should say "Service Pack 1".

It's downloadable as an ISO.

The 64 bit English version is named windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe

It's 903 MB in size. I'd guess you can find it and download it with a Google search. That's what I'd try to do if I knew it was not already installed.

If by "recovery", you mean some sort of restore to factory condition using an HP partition or menus and applications, I'd assume you have SP1 if the machine shipped with SP1.

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I've identified the files but since they attempt to run, relentlessly, on startup, I cannot move them or delete them. If I shut down the process they automatically run again.
Without installing yet another one of the million antivirus softwear programs, is there any way to manually keep these programs from automatically starting up? or to shut them down long enough to delete/quarantine them?

Here's the hijackthis in case I've mistaken these processes for something else... The highlighted ones are the suspected culprits:
--Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.0)--
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\IObit Security 360\is360tray.exe
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C:\Users\Public\Games\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
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A:Manually quarantine

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My PC do not have any issues but I would like to learn how to remove MBR infections manually. It would be great if some one can help me.

A:How to fix issues with MBR manually

The simplest way is by using recovery console and typingBootrec.exe /fixmbrBootrec.exe /fixbootSomeone correct me if I am wrong...

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Hello everybody. I need your help. My computer is Dell Optiplex 780, OS Win 7 64 bit. I have to install SpyderPro, Color Correct your Monitor from Pantone ColorVision. This old device worked excellent for me for more than 10 years with windows XP, Vista and now I try to install on Win 7. Company never releaced any update for this device, they only develop new devices. I am retired now and can?t spend $200 to buy a new one. So, I installed software from CD with no any problem, connect sensor to USB input and received message: ? Error 2(Spyder USB.cpp 126 the system cannot find the file specified?. I searched internet for this error and found answers: In windows get lost or corrupted some Dll file. Each site sagest download special software which cost money. I don?t trust these sites, there are hundreds of them and result is unpredictable and most of it have virus.
Is it possible to fix this error manually?
Any advice will be deeply appreciated.

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Reading and searching for information about defragmenting has only caused me more confusion. I have been reading a lot about Win 7 automatic defrag etc. My old Vista PC has also an option where you set up a schedule for automatic defragmenting, so I don't see how Win 7 is different in that aspect...

I have built this gaming PC just a month ago. I have looked at the defrag schedule for both my boot drive and other drive and twice I have seen the boot drive say 4% defrag. Other times, it always shows as 0%.

- What does the above mean?
- I have the defrag set to a monthly schedule for 1st day of the month at midnight. Will I have to leave my PC fully powered on for this to take effect?
- Some people say defragging is not necessary for modern hard drives any more. So is it or is it not?
- I do have about 50GB of data on the boot drive (Velociraptor) and 500 GB of pictures, movies, music, games on the other drive. Is it necessary to defrag them?
- Should I do this manually because my computer is not always on during the "scheduled" defrag time?

Thank you.

250gb WD Velociraptor - 2tb WE Black - Gigabyte z77x-ud3h - Gigabyte GTX 660 - Corsair GS700 - Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb - CM storm enforcer

A:Should I defrag manually or not

Windows 7 is a way more efficient running OS than the old XP or Vista.
I have Perfect Disk 12.5 and every time I'm curious to how defraged my drives are and analyze them they are @ 1% defraged but I still defrag every so often just for chits and giggles cause the system doesn't need to be defraged I just do it cause I started the program and may as well use it.
Having scheduled defrags is not neccessary IMO on a win7 machine

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How do I manually scandisk without the boot?

A:manually scandisk

scandisk will not work on ntfs formatted drives.

you want to use chkdsk instead.

this tutorial may help...

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Well, my friend let me borrow his age of empires III and i finally bought a copy, But when i tried to uninstall it it failed. So instead i tried deleting the files in "Program Files" but after that it still would think that Age of empires III was still on my computer, so the install disk wont let me install it and when i try to uninstall it again it still dosent "Uninstall"

Could somone tell me how to delete all the files manually? (Really, all i need to know is where i can find them)

A:How do i uninstall something manually?

It's probably in the registry a registry cleaner. Registryfix is a good registry cleaner try that out but it doesnt work on 64-bit versions of windows..

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I'm not able to remove SP3 form Add\Remove. How do Iremove it manually? Is there a utility I can use or what file to delete?

A:How to remove SP3 manually

If you didn't save the backup files when you installed it, (that's why it's not in add/remove), you can't remove it.

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We have a print server which serves BYOD. At the moment it flags up brute force attempts as users try to login unsuccessfully from their client devices.
ATA logs this against computer 'unknown' so we've no way to ignore the print server. Can it be added manually?

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New to this forum so bear with me, I'm just desperate for help! I bought a laptop off of craigslist today because I was in desperate need of one seeing as my desktop has died. Only thing is I had no idea XP was no longer supported with many things. Is there a way to update it? It's in pretty good shape, just old. I tried to update the biois on the dell website but apparently the battery doesn't hold a charge well and it keeps telling me to charge it (It's on the charger but still not working.)The specs aren't so great from what I understand, Not fun going from my alienware to this, but I'm broke and can't afford anything else. Is there any hope for this to become a better machine?Microsoft Windows XP Home EditionVersion 2002 Service pack 3Intel(R) Celeron(R)MProcessor 1.40GHz0.99GB of RAMThanks in advance!

A:How to manually update my XP?

If you just run Windows update as normal you will get all the updates that are available for XP.  Not being in support just means that Microsoft will not be making any more updates, existing ones will still download.As far as making it better, I can't really think of anything unfortunately.  It's certainly not worth the cost of a more modern OS and that CPU will be a major limitation despite any upgrades you try.Of course, you can always create a thread on this forum about why your desktop "died" - We may be able to help you get that up and running again.

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hi peoples

i have installed my media centre for the 3rd time in a month. Due to various issues. (1 being sleep) Now i have installed the same drivers as the first build for HDMI audio and video, which i had perfect dvd playback and tv on, however i am faced with errors about video drivers not properly installed.

Last time it was the HDMI driver which i have installed and reinstalled 3 times. It seems every time i follow the exact same process at rebuilding vista 64 i get a different result.

Is there a way you can reset media centre so it checks the drivers all over again. I am interested in resetting audio and video if possible

A:Vista x64 media centre video drivers not installed or installed incorrectly

Hi, audiophile, and welcome to the forums.

It would help to know your Graphics card and setup - I have installed Vista Ultimate x64 twice - once for testing, and then a format and reinstall as I changed the partition setup - since then (2 months now) I have not had a single issue with WiMP / WMC.

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XPS13 with Windows 10.  See screen shot below.  Dell Support Assist program says the two driver updates are recommended.  clicking "install" it shows progress to install, then says installed, but on refresh or re-entry to the program it still shows them as needing to be installed.  No errors generated.  Other driver updates done the same way without issue.  Suggestions?

A:Dell SupportAssist - says driver updates are installed but still showing need to be installed after refresh?

Don't use Dell Support assist with windows 10. Windows 10 will install generic drivers if Dell doesn't have win 10 drivers. You should mention the full model name of the computer. Does Dell support your model for upgrading to win 10? If so, get the win 10 drivers from Dell Drivers and Downloads.

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Hello, and thanks in advance for your time!Earlier this afternoon, I noticed that the sound on my Thinkpad W510 was no longer working. I hadn't really done anything of note with my computer- just updated Adobe Reader to v9.2, that I can think of. When I checked the notification area, I saw this:However, when I right click and click "Playback Devices", I get the following: I immediately checked Device Manager, and found that everything appeared to be fine:I tried uninstalled and reinstalling the Conexant and NVIDIA drivers, as well as updating BIOS. Nothing seems to help, When try to use the mute/volume buttons on the keyboard, the speaker mute button lights up when pressed, but the microphone mute and volume +/- buttons don't appear to do anything. I've also tried plugging in headphones, and that does not make any difference. When I boot from an Ubuntu CD, however, sound works fine, so I don't think that it's a hardware issue.Anything that you folks could do to point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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So like the title says I am having problems with my m6600 laptop telling me there is no ram installed even when there is. I even have the compatible ram purchased new from dell in it with no post. I have replaced the motherboard as well and I get the same issue. Dell's useless customer service chat has wasted about 15 hrs of my time without answering a single question. I just get transferred until they tell me they can't help because of the out of service warranty yet dell's stupid site tells me I am eligible for chat after putting my service tag in. Dell has proven to be the worst customer service ever just like everyone on the internet says. Who gives a *** if my warranty is out I just need my queswtion answered so I can fix this piece of *** myself. I don't want to talk to some indian *** on the phone who can't even understand me well enough to help, " Hello this is Hamid, I am very sorry for your frustrations" Like come on dell you cheap fucks. You sell an inferior product that usually always breaks after the warranty goes out then hire non english speaking d bags to not help your loyal customers? I have been buying alienware for years and always have to fix the turds myself since dell is too incompetent to build things that dont break nor do they fix the issues when items are under warranty. That being said someone tell me why my m6600 keeps telling me I have no ram and fails to post even after using the correct voltage and speed ram from de... Read more

A:M6600 Will Not post, Giving no ram installed error when I have proper ram installed and have tried 8 diff sticks, even changed out mobo

what MB do you have? is dual core/quad core? what year was build? what CPU is currently in it? i5/i7? this will all help you so please answer. I have a 6500 and it needs tlc. so lets figure it out. did you change original MB because of this same exact problem? or other reason? did you keep old MB? let me know.

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This question was hard to google since it is a little complex to to type out the question but I don't think may be too difficult to answer.

The question is this:

Will performance speed be different

if I have a setup of WinXP(Home or Pro) in a HDD with no software installed in it and a separate HDD with all apps/software installed on a separate HDD


if I have a setup of WinXP(Home or Pro) in a HDD with all the apps/software installed on that HDD? (The extra HDD would be separate for music, pics, docs, etc)
Thanks in advance for reading this question.

A:Solved: Performance speed if OS installed in HDD wth no software installed compared 2

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A virus or something hit my Compaq computer. I have Windows XP and Norton Anti-virus. Norton was in the process of blocking the virus when the system froze up completey and a re-boot was the only option. Some of the XP start up files were corrupted or deleted or something, so that Windows XP will no longer start properly. The welcome screen comes up fine, but the desktop is now just a completely blank blue screen, no error messages, no icons, no start menu, task bar....nothing. So I cannot open any programs or do anything except CNTRL ALT DEL to shut down or restart. I tried to do a restore in safe mode - didn't work. Then I tried to re-install XP in repair mode, and I kept getting error messages that certain (multiple) files could not be copied. In the end, the repair installation was unsuccessful. So, I did a complete new install of Windows XP to a new folder (c:\windows2). This install worked fine. Now there are 2 versions of XP on my computer and when I boot up I have to choose which one to use. My question is regarding the programs that were already installed, such as MS Office, Norton Anti-Virus, Family Tree Maker etc. How do I get the newly installed XP to recognize these programs which were previously used by the now dysfunctional XP? When the new XP starts and I click on programs, none of the programs installed on the computer are listed. How do I pull them in to the new XP? If I re-install the programs then I won't have my data saved in the previous versio... Read more

A:How do I open previously installed programs on a newly installed Windows XP?

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Good day everyone

I am a server and network administrator for a very tiny firm for a year odd already.

We have 1 Domain Controller server, 1 Backup (running acronis management console) and Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.5 server, and 3 other application server - all are having static manually configured IP addresses.

However during one of our recent application server reboot, it pop out an alert stating there is a conflict with some others on the network. I have checked through all the machines and have ensured all are having different ip address.

I proceeded to check the Event Viewer for more information, and it showed a particular machine having certain Ethernet Mac address causing the conflict. I went on to individual machine and fired up the CMD, and issued 'getmac /v' to get it's ethernet mac address and found the culprit - let's call this 'Server G'.

I went into 'Server G' Network Connection > LAN settings > TCP/IP to change the IP address. To my surprise, the IP address is showing the correct address intended for 'Server G' - I have also ensured no other machines having the same ip address. No mistake - on 'Server G', I opened up the CMD, and check the ip address by 'ipconfig /all', and to my horror, it showed a different address than the one input into the LAN Settings TCP/IP windows.

What happened?

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A:ip conflict with manually configured ip

odd but try a stack reset. May not help, but won't hurt.

TCP/IP stack repair options.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, each followed by the Enter key:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.

Failing this come back with operating system on Server G and post the ipconfig/all and if possible a screen shot of the LAN TCP/IP screens?

Oh and sorry if this is obvious but there are not 2 lan cards on the server? One part of motherboard maybe and the other a NIC PCI card?

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Anyone have a guide on how to do this? On my new laptop my GPU, mouse, and keyboard are on the same IRQ... Any ideas?

A:Manually setting IRQ in Windows 8?

HelloAs long as it is working fine and It should be, do not worry about it. Sharing IRQs is nothing new to windows. I am afraid that if you start tinkering with it, you will break it when it wasn't broken before.You need to trust the manufacturer in this case.This article for XP applies to newer operating systems too.In Windows, peripheral component interconnect (PCI) devices can share IRQs. In accordance with the Plug and Play capability that is defined by the PCI specification, adapters are configured by the computer BIOS and are then examined by the operating system and changed if necessary. Typically, PCI devices have IRQs shared among them, especially on Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) computers that have Windows ACPI support enabled.In Windows XP, Device Manager may list some or all the devices on your ACPI motherboard as using the same IRQ (IRQ 9). (To view the list of resources, click either Resources by type or Resources by connection on the View menu). No option is available to change the IRQ setting. Windows takes advantage of the ACPI features of the motherboard, including advanced PCI sharing. The PCI bus uses IRQ 9 for IRQ steering. With this feature, you can add more devices without IRQ conflicts.Windows XP cannot rebalance resources in the same way that Microsoft Windows 98 does.I haven't worried about IRQ conflicts since I moved up from Windows 98.This might help to understand a little bit better?Windows is limited to 16 physical IRQ... Read more

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LavaSoft recently did a scan on my computer where it found a virus that it could not extirpate.  Is there any way to manually remove the virus?  (LavaSoft gave me the exact name, and I saved it.)
Many thanx in advance!

A:Manually Remove A Virus?

I would not recommend using Lavasoft programs. Best to uninstall ALL of them.
Suggest you start a new topic in the Am I infected? What do I do? Forum for help in finding and removing adware and malware.
Be sure to give the info of what LavaSoft supposedly found but couldn't remove and any other symptoms of adware and malware.

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When I try to manually update Spywareblaster I get this message:"Error connecting to update server. The server may be temporarily unavailable, or there may be a conflict with firewall software installed on your computer. The update information file may have also gotten corrupted during download."

I use Avast and Windows firewall and XP Home operating system. Thanks for any replies.

A:Can't manually update Spywareblaster

Try changing servers. Occasionally one becomes unavailable for a short time.

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i have a wireless network and i'm manually assigning connection settings on my computers. I know what IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway are..those are easily found in ipconfig...but what is the DNS server number?

by the way I have windows XP professional

A:assigning IP addresses manually

If you are using a home router, then you can put that as the DNS server, that is DNS=gateway.

"ipconfig /all" will tell you the current DNS configuration BTW.

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Is it possible to run File History manually at a time to suit. Ideally I would like to run it once a week, but find there is no option for that under the advanced settings.

I don't really want to keep the external drive I'm using for this connected to my PC all the time so am hoping I can turn off File History before closing down and then connect the external drive, turn File History on again when required and hope it will carry on doing an incremental backup of my files. (I do manually backup my files anyway, am looking at File History as an extra safety net)

Its rather frustrating that there is no progress bar so that you know how much of the task has been completed.

I'm not a computer tech so a simple explanation would be appreciated

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Respected Sir,

I wish to know about the following :

If a PC, with MBAM installed on it, has got infected with a virus and the virus is not allowing the update of MBAM then
how can one use another PC(not having any virus) to get update virus definition file of MBAM and then how can one
install it on the infected PC(already having MBAM setup installed).

Thanks in advance for the information.


A:how to manually update MBAM

In answer to your question:]If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from[/color] here [color=green]and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.You can move that executable to the infected machine via flash drive or CDHowever, if you are having viral issues I suggest you start a thread in Am I infected? What do I do? stating all your symptoms, any steps you have already taken in an attempt to solve the problem, and any other details you can provide that may prove useful. Someone should be able to help you there!~Blade

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I need to uninstall Outlook 2000 manually because it cannot be removed through the control panel, files are corrupted.

A:uninstall MS outlook manually

Try Revo Uninstaller. It's much more powerful than the Native Add/Remove Programs.
Revo Uninstaller Pro - Uninstall Software, Remove Programs easily

Hopefully that works for you


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Secunia could not update some programs so I was doing them manually. I got a pop up saying my drivers and flash were out of date. I thought to myself, one program at a time and apparently one of them was a trojan/fake/spyware. Firefox is nearly impossible so am currently using Chrome.  I have Privatefirewall 7.0 and avast. Currently secunia says all programs are up to date but I'd like to be able to use Firefox as I wish. I have Windows 8.1 Thanks so much.

A:I was manually updating some programs and got hit

G'day bargainholic, and Welcome to BC
Run these for me, in the order listed if you would please
Download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
    Checkmark the following checkboxes:
    Flush DNS
    Report IE Proxy Settings
    Reset IE Proxy Settings
    Report FF Proxy Settings
    Reset FF Proxy Settings
    List content of Hosts
    List IP configuration
    List Winsock Entries
    List last 10 Event Viewer log
    List Installed Programs
    List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
    Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
    Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
Please download and run RKill by Grinler.
 A black DOS box will appear for a short time and then disappear.
 This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
 At most the tool will usually run for about 2 minutes
 Please Copy / Paste the small log back here.
 iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe):   RKill Download Link... Read more

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I had Telus Security Services (and Telus Security Advisor) as my anti-virus program and I tried to remove it via the Control Panel but they don't appear in the list. There's an icon at the bottom right of my page which reads that, "Telus Security Services are loading now, please wait". The problem is I'm trying to do a System Restore and it keeps failing and it could be that my anti-virus or firewall is blocking this from happening. I also have Browser Safeguard but I turned all the settings off to do the System Restore. Is there a way I can see if Telus Security Services/Advisor is lurking around somewhere on my computer and if so, can I remove them manually?

Thank you in advance to anyone who can help me with this.

A:Manually Remove Programs

Hi there ... Does the removal tool not work ...

ActiveKB Knowledgebase

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Hi all,

I have two network connections on my laptop - one wired and one wifi. Naturally, windows selects the wired connection as the default route (default interface) everytime. I am experimenting with finding a mechanism to select which interface to use without physically disconnecting one of them. Each NIC has a local static IP


I've created a client/server app: the client(s) exists on the computer specified with the two NICs. The server is on a separate computer that is also on the home network but not the same machine. Basically, I am looking for a way to pick different routes for the clients - not necessarily load balancing but load choice I guess.

I believe I am going to have to use the 'route' command or the 'netsh' command, but every document I've read on them is pretty crappy or I just didn't understand them (I understand the conepts of routing/interfaces, etc). When I use the 'route' every time I get a response saying that interface does not exist but I am sure I am typing everything in correctly. Don't know what else to do...

C:\Documents and Settings\nick>route print
Interface List
0x1 ........................... MS TCP Loopback interface
0x2 ...00 30 bd d1 7d 2f ...... Belkin 11Mbps Wireless Notebook Network Adapter
- Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport
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A:Two NICs, how can I manually choose which one to use?

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Can anybody tell me the best way to manually clean out all traces of a program from the registry? After an uninstall, I've tried searching the registry for anything that might have been left and have deleted what I have been able to find, but I'm still finding vestiges (ghosts??) of old programs every now and then.

Is it possible to find entrys to the registry that were made on a certain date, for example. (Am I wrong in my understanding that all the programs that clean the registry have to be installed before the specific software you're trying to clean out was installed?)

Thanks, all.

A:Manually cleaning the registry

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Trying to find instructions on how to get malware out of the registry.No luck on my own.Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:How To Manually Remove A Worm credit for Walkman for working over thepictureplease read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been r... Read more

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Are there any downsides to manually clearing the WU cache like they do in the beginning of this video ?
And generally, please help me understand the implications of clearing the WU cache (if any), and help me understand what the WU cache even is specifically? Thanks

A:manually clearing the WU cache?

Clearning WU cache, if I understand our friends White Hat Mike & Brian, would clear WU history, the next restart would have the computer begin from the beginning with all available updates -- similar to just having purchased a brand new computer.  Because direct download URLs are not allowed, one of them will have to advise you how to go out and get their batchfile from White Hat Forum[s].

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I've got this really old router, but it will do for what I need it for. The problem is I don't have the installation and driver CD and I have looked everywhere for drivers on the Internet, but to no avail.

I recently found out that it is possible to manually configure a router using a web browser. But I have no idea how.....thats where I was hoping you guys could help me out! :giddy:

The router is an Origo ADSL Modem router (FC-AL2011PW). I can't even find any information on it anywhere. Its almost like I have the only one in existence!!

Oh well, I hope you can help.


A:Manually Configuring A Router

you can configure most routers by accessing them through a browser window but you would need to know the default IP address of it...usually something like difficult if ya dont have any info on it..sorry i couldnt be more help you could try entering that IP address in your browser and see waht happens I know its a long shot guessing IP addresses..

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Hi, and thanks in advance for helping me. I have been told that I may have a virtuamond malware. Please keep in mind, I am very, VERY naive about computers, terms used ect., ie I just learnt what booting a computer REALLY means, lol.

Now, I have downloaded malwarebytes, and scanned my computer, in safe mode, NUMEROUS times. Slowly, but surley, they have disappeared but one. What it reads every time in my quarantine list is this....

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\windows\NT\Currentversion\winlogon\userinit (Trojan.Agent) -> Data:c:windows\system32\userinit.exe->Quaranatined and deleted successfully

Now, although it reads SUCCESSFULLY, the same thing shows up every time I scan.

Some of the symptoms my computer has is, as an example, facebook....(one of the few things I know how to maneuver through) I go to my inbox, click on a post, and a new window opens up, showing a different letter than the one I clicked on, while keeping the old window open.

I assume this is a result of the virus.

Another, my bank called, my credit card was used to purchase online merchandise, as I used it to buy a security package that suddenly appeared on my screen saying I needed. If I clicked on a link, say YOUTUBE, (yes I know I am REALLY into computers) it would redirect me to an encyclopedia site, or something of that nature, (like someone is telling me to broaden my mind, rather than just entertain).

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A:removing a virus manually...

my bank called, my credit card was used to purchase online merchandise,Your computer has been severely compromised and I would strongly suggest you consider Reformatting and reinstalling the operating system We can try to clean you up if you'd like to tryFirst off Malwarebytes is best run in normal mode, not Safe modeUpdate mbam and run a FULL scanPlease post the resultsThen download and runATFPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".------------------------------------SAS,may take a long time to scanPlease download and scan with SUPERAntiSpyware FreeDouble-click SUPERAntiSypware.exe and use the default settings for installation.An icon will be created on your desktop. Double-click that icon to launch the program.If asked to update the program definitio... Read more

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Is it possible to change printer DPI to a custom number like 400dpi, or 450dpi? I want to save on ink costs, but also print decent looking pages.

Fast Draft is 300dpi / 300dpi
Normal is 600dpi / 600dpi

The 300dpi Fast Draft use to be ideal for me (on XP) and it looked great, but for whatever reason after I installed Windows 7 everything I print on Fast Draft is very poor quality. It is strange that it looks better if printed under XP as opposed to 7, when all the settings are identical.

Meanwhile, the 600dpi Normal is overkill for my needs. I print a lot everyday and I really need to save on ink costs. So, since Fast Draft is no longer good, can it be change to something like 400dpi? or 450dpi for that matter. Somewhere in the middle between Fast Draft and Normal.

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How do I disable ports manually on XP home, 2000 Pro, and my NT4 server?

A:How do I disable ports manually

You would either have to update to XP SP2 or install a 3rd party firewall that has that capability.

Instructions for disabling ports would likely come with the "manual" for the firewall. Instructions for SP2's firewall can be found here:

Additionally, if these various systems are all networked through a router -- the use of one with a built in firewall can accomplish the same for all. But you will have to find the right router and read the manual.

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How I can Block my ports Manually with out use programming and firewall?
in os xp
please reply

A:How I can Block my ports Manually?

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Can anyone help me deletig Trojan.Win32.BHO.abo and from my computer?Antivirus cannot treat these files (in E:\WINDOWS\system32), and they can't be deleted manualy, not even in safe mode.What should I do? I've updated anti virus base, it stil can't fix them.Thank you!(Moderator edit: added Topic Description and slightly modified Title. jgweed)

A:Help With Manually Virus Delete

Hello Holy woman and welcome to BC What antivirus detected these? Do the two files have separate file paths? Please provide them.What is your operating system: Windows XP, Vista etc.?For now, do a scan in Safe Mode with SUPERAntiSpyware.Download and install SUPERAntiSpyware free found here: sure to click on the download button to the left, not on the free trial download on the right. Install it and double-click the icon on your desktop to run it.? It will ask if you want to update the program definitions, click Yes.? Under Configuration and Preferences, click the Preferences button.? Click the Scanning Control tab.? Under Scanner Options make sure the following are checked:o Close browsers before scanningo Scan for tracking cookieso Terminate memory threats before quarantining.o Please leave the others unchecked.o Click the Close button to leave the control center screen.? On the main screen, under Scan for Harmful Software click Scan your computer.? On the left check C:\Fixed Drive.Reboot into safe mode.? On the right, under Complete Scan, choose Perform Complete Scan.? Click Next to start the scan. Please be patient while it scans your computer.? After the scan is complete a summary box will appear. Click OK.? Make sure everything in the white box has a check next to it, then click Next.? It will quarantine what it found and if it asks if you want to reboot, click Yes.Reboot into normal mode.? To retrieve... Read more

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I used to be able to select "sleep mode" from the "shut down menu" and it would power down and the Power LED would flash and to wake the computer, just a click of the mouse and it would wake and all the applications I had open before would load.
Now, I select sleep mode manually and the computer completely switches off after 2 flashes of the Power LED and a flash of blue screen BIOS on my screen which looks like an error or maybe drivers?
I have to switch the computer on again then with the Power Button and it asks me how I want to start Windows, as if it has shut down unexpectedly?
I have gone through every BIOS setting. I have changed the Suspend Mode from Auto to S3, but still the same. I have tried "ACPI 2 Support" from disabled to enabled, but still the same. I have tried "Repost Video on S3 Resume" from no to yes, but still the same.
I have tried all of the "Advanced Power Options" and all to no avail. "Sleep Mode" is enabled there.
I did alter one setting in BIOS before this problem occurred. I tried to configure my 2 x SATA Hard drives to AHCI instead of IDE. My hard drives are both SATA 3's and so they are connected to the faster ports on my ASUS P6X58D-E motherboard. However I found my DVD Burner was not found by my burning software when I had this option selected, so changed back to IDE again. I realise now that you have to download the AHCI drivers during installation of the Windows 7 operating syst... Read more

A:cannot manually go into sleep mode now?

I have just realized you have to zip the energy report, so just attached that one for you.
I have also scanned three times now for malware and viruses but nothing there either.

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How do I assign a specific IRQ number to a specific PCI slot on Windows XP Pro 32 Bit system? From what I understand ACPI needs to be disabled, preferably by way of F5 during fresh XP Install.. After this is done, do I still require a motherboard that has a setting to manually set IRQ number in it's BIOS? If so does anyone know a Socket 1155 Motherboard with this feature?

A:Need to manually set PCI Slot 2 to IRQ 10.. Best Motherboard?

Worth reading, .


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I got hit with the Virtumonde virus and managed to stabilize my system by using various tools and the fact that I caught it right away so could look for files with the current date for suspicious status. My system seems stable now except that TeaTimer (from HijackThis) crashes upon boot. I've uninstalled and reinstalled HJT with no improvement. I'm not too concerned about the crash yet, but would love if someone could review my status to see if I got all the critters out of the system.

Because Virtumonde creates so many randomly named dll files, it's difficult to get them all. I look up names in Google and if there is no hit on the web AND the date of creation is suspiciously aligned to infection dates, I risk deleting them. So far that's worked.

Could someone review a Combofix log for me to see if I'm 100% clean?

A:Cleared Virtumonde Manually - Not Sure If 100%

Hello and welcome. Lets do this. First uninstall HJT you don't need it yet. TeaTimer is an Appplication from SpyBot S&D not HiJack. You should disable Teatmer or SpyBot when using those other tools it can have adverse effects.After disabling Teatimer please run this tool.Please see the Blue box Notice at the top of this forum regarding ComboFix.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan. If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue. If you encounter any problems while downloading the updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button. The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be pati... Read more

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A few days ago, the internet at my house went down (A telephone line was hit by a tree branch), and when it returned, my computer no longer started up connected to the internet. Now, every time I turn my computer on, I have to disable my Home and Public Network, and run the troubleshooter to reconnect. (When I do this, it only connects to the Home Network, but it makes no difference in performance.)

I'm not sure what other background information you need for this, as I assume it's only a matter of adjusting settings. Still, I'd like to get it fixed. Any suggestions?

A:I Have to Connect to the Internet Manually


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A virus has removed all of my programs,, how do I retore programs and remove the virus manually.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

A:manually removing a virus

What programs are you referring to, Windows programs?  Non-Windows programs?
Can you boot into Windows or Safe Mode?

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How do I determine subnet manually?

This is more of a question of how than what. Since there are calculators on how to do this on the internet.

If one has been assigned a Class B address (142.63.x.x), and you need to be able to designate up to 8,000 hosts per subnet. What subnet mask specification would allow for the most possible subnets?

How did you determine your subnet mask specification?


Excluding reserved addresses, how many addresses would be available for host assignment in each subnet? In total for all subnets?

What would be the last assignable address of the first subnet, and what would be first assignable address of the last subnet?

A:How do I determine subnet manually?

Sounds like homework to me

Here is a great site that teaches the basics of subnetting in an easy to learn lecture format.


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OK so I have been connected to my wireless home network for a couple months now and today it just decided to stop connecting. My router is on and working and I know because I am playing ps3 (wireless), but my laptop says no networks found. It doesn't even find my neighbors router anymore, but my laptop works when I physically connect it to my router. I have been looking all over the internet for a solution but all I can find is people saying that theirs isn't configured but thats not my problem Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:This computer was manually disconnected...

Hello and welcome to the forum.

The first question I have is does your neighbor know that you are using there internet service. You mention the neighbors router, curious...

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Hey guys,

I would like to know if anyone knows of a good step by step or could provide one, to installing more ram. I currently have 2 GB's and I would like to move to 4.

Any suggestions on how to get started to find the proper kind of RAM and than installing the RAM.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks guys!


A:Solved: Installing more Ram manually

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Well on a normal day I turn my computer on, and it automatically connects to my wireless network and everything works fine. However, if I lose the connection (computer goes into standby and disconnects, ect) it wont reconnect automatically, so I have to go to the network and sharing center and try to reconnect. But when I try to reconnect it gives me an error saying:

"Wireless association failed because Windows did not recieve any response from the wireless router or access point"

If I restart my computer than it automatically connects and everything works great again.

My laptop has done this from day one and everything I've tried hasn't helped. This happens when I try to connect to other networks too, and other people have no problem connecting to my network.

Searching this site has had a lot of people saying to disable Ipv6, but that didn't do anything.

My computer:

Modem: Actiontec GT701-wg
Computer: Gateway MT3422, Windows Vista home premium 32-bit
Wireless adapter: TRENDnet TEW-421PC 802.11g PCI adapter driver 6.1109.1019.2007
Network reception is "Very Good"

Device manager network adapters:
nVidia nforce networking controller
TRENDnet TEW-421PC/TEW-423PI 802.11g Wireless cardbus/PCI adapter
Click to expand...

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Brian-Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Wireless cant connect manually

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I keep getting pop ups every now and then from exitexchange. I ran hijack this, spybot adaware AND macafee and they are not finding it. How can I manually get rid of it? thanks! here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:00:00 PM, on 6/23/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
c:\program files\\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint PCS Connection Manager\CMSPCSUtilSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\msimn.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
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A:manually removing exitexchange?

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Hello, I'm interested in manually installing services.

Whenever I try to install the inf provided in the file, a error appears saying:
"The inf file you selected does not support this kind of installation"

And it's not a driver file, its a system file important for emulation of qemu, an acceleration module to be exact.

I took a look at the inf file, it only basically says copy to system dir, register service and register uninstall info in the registry.

So what do I do? Do I fix the inf file?

Anyways, if it's possible, I would like to try manually installing and uninstalling services.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Manually installing service

just to be sure: You are trying to install this service under Windows Vista ?

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Hey there people. HAPPY 4 OF JULY=)..ok well straight to the point, how can i manually remove a virus from my computer? I have windows xp home edition service pack 2. any advice or a link to where i could get an answer please..thanks to everyone that replies.

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i'm using a wireless dell 1180 adapter, just reinstalled w98, computer: dell dim xps 500.
the adapter worked fine before i reinstalled w98. it seems to operate, tested it w included utility, but the IP address is listed as . it is supposed to detect automatically (and it did berore the reinstall).

what is different now, how do i fix it or at least add the IP manually, assuming it would be the same as the other computer that is also equipped w the same type of adapter......

TIA, sabine

A:no IP address - how do i enter it manually?

An IP address of normally indicates a driver or hardware issue. Are you sure you have the drivers installed correctly for the adapter?

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My HP pc is only a little over a year old. It's running 32-bit Vista Home. For no reason today while I was in Windows Explorer simply looking for a picture, it froze. NOT the mouse cursor, but everything else. So I did Ctrl-Alt-Delete and it brought me to that boot page where you have a choice of whether to click on task manager, log off, switch user, etc. So I clicked Task Manager but nothing happened. All the choices on that screen disappeared and I couldn't do ANYTHING. I tried pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete again but nothing happened. I had to restart manually. No info about the freeze came up. But everything seemed fine. Now it just happened again. Same thing happened. Anybody know what that's about?

A:PC froze twice, had to manually restart?

Welcome to TSG and I hope you find a solution to your problem.

But I have edited the profanity out of your thread title. Please read the rules concerning language.

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So a couple times my computer had froze so I had to restart by pushing that button. Now is it bad for the computer if I do this? If so, how many times will it take before I notice corruption on my computer?

A:Question About Restarting Manually

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delete please! Moved to another forum..

A:How to manually quarantine a file with AVG?

hi and welcome to TSG i suggest you go to oue security and hijack forum for help on removal of any malware

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Hi,I've posted before about my PC crashing constantly (a couple of months ago) and I thought we had fixed the problem with the driver updates, etc that I was told to do, but my machine is crashing worse than ever now.I have tried everything I can think of & am completely lost as to what to do to make it work. A friend told me to scan my system with RegCure & it shoed up the following items that apparently have errors.I didn't want to purchase the program though so I have no idea what they mean or how to fix them... or even if they are things that could be crashing my system.Also tried looking up the event viewer, but regardless of going through the tutorial on it, I am still finding it beyond confusing.Any help would be appreciated. TIA.

A:Pc Keeps Freezing & Has To Be Manually Re-booted

It was wise of you not to "fix" anything with RegCure as it is a registry cleaner. Unless you know exactly what you are doing you could cause programs to not work or even the operating system by using registry cleaners. The authors of registry cleaners have different ideas of what "shouldn't" be there, and they have no clue about what is actually on your computer. I manage to wreck my Adobe software by using one. Fortunately, I had backed up my registry and I was able to undo the damage.Can you post a link to your previous thread so we can see what was done? Also, please tell us what you have done since then.Orange Blossom

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Good day.

i have a computer with windows 7 32-bit. i do not want to be connected to the internet all the time but cannot find a convenient way to be able to turn on and off the lan connection. right-clicking the the network/sharing page does nothing. i do not want to be connected to the internet all the time, but don't want to have to unplug the cable to get the results i need. anyone have any suggestions. used to be able to right click the icon on the task bar to disconnect the internet....

A:want to be able to manually connect/disconnect lan

The closest thing I know of is to create a shortcut on the desktop for the Local Area Connection and then click on disable to disconnect from it. Once you want to connect again, you would just enable it. To do this, you would right click on your network icon on the lower right on your screen, click on open network and sharing center, then click on change adapter settings, then click and drag your LAN connection to your desktop. Again, there might be a better way to do this, but this is the easiest way, and simplest too.

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I'm working two computers for a friend and they are both the same systems from dell. Was wonding if I can take the memory from one motherboard and add it to the other motherboard. Just to make sure it works I want to test it. How do you test memory to make sure it doesnt mess up your system?

A:How do you test Memory (Ram) Manually?

this website might be helpful for a few things

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I have my preferences set to look for new mail every 10 minutes. But, if I know someone is sending me an email, how do I manually look for it (other than closing mail and reopening it)? I went to Help, and here is what it says:

Check for new e-mail messages manually
<LI class=listItem>Start Mail.
In the Mail header bar, click the arrow next to Send/receive, and then do one of the following: To check for new e-mail messages in all of your e-mail accounts, click Receive all.

I do not see a Send/Receive in the Mail header bar, nor an arrow next to anything else that may lead me to Receive All. Is this outdated, or am I missing something?

A:How do I manually check for new mail?

I am assuming you are using Outlook/Outlook Express. If so there should be a send/receive button on top. If not go to View>toolbars> and make sure standard is checked. If not select it and the toolbar with send/receive will pop up.

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My question is as follows:
(System specs: see signature)

In Internet Explorer (V. 5.50.4807.2300) there is an inbuilt interface that theoretically should enable one to organize the links & the folders in one's 'faborites' folder as one's heart should desire. This thing sucks. I mean, it behaves like a lab rat on LSD.

I know I can move items into folders manually (by directly accessing the 'favorites' folder), but I don't seem to be able to organize items within folders manually.

So, how can that be accomplished?

A:Manually organizing favorites in IE5

Ya know, organizing Favorites in IE has always been a pain. The only thing I can offer is to just make the folders you want and drag and drop the links you want into them. Then move the folders around in the order you like them. It takes a little effort. I have seen some third party software that organizes links for you and even checks to see if the links still are valid. Do a GOOGLE and see what pops up.

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I have uninstalled software that left a driver behind, and it trys to load every time I start Windows up, but XP shuts it down. Still, I would like to remove it.

How do you do it in XP?
Where are the drivers stored?

Thanks in advance.

A:How do you manually remove drivers from XP?

It depends what the "driver" belongs to.
Can you tell us what was installed and uninstalled, and how you uninnstalled it?

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So I have a 16 GB Cruzer USB and it's not connecting, recognizing, nothing. Usually, the usb stick lights up, but it's not even doing that.

I remember a couple of years ago I had this problem, I looked up a solution and was able to open the usb up by going through... aghh this is what I can't remember.

It's manually opening up the usb by going through some 'coding'-ish steps.

The screen I used to type in the coding was black, with white text.

I think I remember typing in dmnt.mgt (Not exactly it but kind of like that??)

Either way.. how can I open up my usb? :<

Please and thank you~

A:How do I 'manually' open up a usb folder?

well if you want that screen you are talking about just go to the search box in the start bar and type cmd then hit enter.

As for the specific steps you are talking about I'm afraid I've never seen those steps. The device should be lighting up even if the computer is not detecting it.

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Every time I download and then restart - then attempt to go back

online my modem gets knocked off line. If I go to device manager -

click on the modem/properties/resources/configure

manually/okay/then restart (or reboot) I can then get back on

line. The gal at the modem company says it is probably because I

reformatted my hard drive while the modem was still connected

but outside of that she didn't seem to know for sure? Anyone

have any ideas?

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Hey guys,

For the past two days, when I leave my computer for some time, I come back and I see nothing but my desktop wallpaper. Usually I can't even see the mouse cursor, and it seems completely unresponsive. When I ctrl-alt-del, it just takes me to a black screen. I end up having to manually shut down my computer everytime. This happened about 4 times yesterday, and twice today. I haven't installed anything recently, I defrag once a week, and I run a full virus scan from AVG free once a week. I also did error checking but it came up clean. I just recently did a system restore, but I doubt it'll help and I'm out of ideas of what to try.

Anyone have a clue as to whats going on? This computer is about 4 months old, and I've never had a problem with it before.


A:All I can see is my desktop, and I have to restart manually

Just to update you guys... the problem is still going on, so system restore didn't help at all. I'm officially at my wits end! Any ideas?

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Hey guy,
When i first got my computer I could put in a cd or dvd and it would start up by itself but now i have to manually start up whatever i put in. I was wondering if anyone knew how to fix this.


A:I have to start cds and dvds manually?

Have you checked the properties for your optical drives?

Also found the following info regarding this issue:
Download a diagnosis tool
I discovered a useful Microsoft download which detects if you have an autorun problem and repairs accordingly - the url is


Modify Registry Keys
Alternatively, check the following registry keys (via Start Menu -> Run -> Type "Regedit"):

To enable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 1.

There are two other registry keys that can affect this functionality:

NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095


NoDriveTypeAutoRun = 0x00000095

The correct hex value to set for each of these 2 keys is 95 (0x00000095).

Restart your computer.

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