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How Do I Find & Determine Paths for Office

Q: How Do I Find & Determine Paths for Office

I just ran a customized install of Office Ultimate 2007. I open Powerpoint, and tried to access the clipart library to insert a clipart image. It gives me an error saying it can't display the clipart, and tells me I have to run Setup again, and choose "Add & Remove Programs" to install the feature; but it doesn't say WHAT feature. I've done customized installs 100 times, and never had this issue. I've also got the Office12/Clipart folder on another partition from a past install. So, I was going to try and go to the Options/Paths like Office USED to have, but NOO can't go there. So, how the #$&& do I fix this issue?


A: How Do I Find & Determine Paths for Office

Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features
In the list of installed software, select Microsoft Office.
Click Change.
In the Setup box, click Add/Remove Features.
Click the Plus sign next to Office Shared Features
Click the Down arrow next to Clip Art and click Install All
Click Continue
If prompted by Setup, insert the appropriate disk

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Where are the Office programs' exe files found? I cannot find them in 2010?
I check the Office program shortcuts and they look like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" "Microsoft Excel 2010 9014006204090000"

Which doesn't work when I insert that in "add" to the programs in Setpoint (Logitech's software for VX Revolution mouse)

A:Office 2010 Program Paths?

Have a look in C\Program files\Microsoft Office

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I have Windows XP Service Pack 3. I want to download updates to Office pertinent to my version of Office. How do I determine whether I have Office XP, Office 2003, or 2007 Office System?

A:How do I determine my Office version?

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Is there a way to determine which flavor of office (Standard, Professional, Basic, etc) is installed on a computer by looking at any of the file versions or by some other means that do not involve checking add/remove programs?

A:Determine Office version/flavor

Open word. Click on
-about microsoft word

This will tell you exactly what version of office you have.

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I guess this may be a tiny bit off the subject here, but I am attempting this in windows 7.

I have a program file manager tool called 'Directory Opus' that is capable of calling windows external programs and passing them the current directory the file manager is sitting on.

So far so good.

Now I want to call a cygwin (linux/unix emulator for windows) terminal with that file manager.

Checking properties on the cygwin Icon I got the path: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico -

So it is a path to a command and an argument to that command.

Actually I guess it is 2 arguments to a command since I think '-' in that position means to feed anything on STDIN to the command. At least that would be true in unix shell programming.

So using the Directory opus setup I pass this call:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - <and here add {s}>'

So the call ends up:
[email protected]:C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe -i /Cygwin-Terminal.ico - {s}'

That call does just what it is supposed to. It passed the current file absolute address however cygwin terminal does not understand the windows path notation. If I were passing it: C:\subdir\blah\ It would just say 'No such file' Cygwin terminal wants to see /cygdrive/c/subdir/blah Or at least I think that is what is happing.

So to cut to the chase.... I'd like to put a little wrapper to Cygwin terminal in there with the code necessary to convert 'C:\subdir\blah\' to '/cygdrive/c/subdir/blah/'

But, I do not know how ... Read more

A:Dos paths and unix paths conversion

I would ask on specifically this forum:
General Software Discussion -

The reason is I know there are a bunch of DO aficionados, who also use Linux, on that forum. I've never tried DO myself. I have played around with CygWin. But it's been a few years.

If the site wants a donation to sign up just explain to Mouser why you want to post etc.. I think he'll be sympathetic.

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microsoft office can't find your license for this application.  A repair attempt was unsuccessful or was cancelled.  microsoft office will exit

Please do help me for the same.  I have a valid license even updated the same today itself.

A:microsoft office can't find your license for this application. A repair attempt was unsuccessful or was cancelled. microsoft office will exit

Try to restart SOFTWARE PROTECTION service.

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I don't know if maybe I'm the only one who runs into this problem or if it happens to a lot of people, but it seems to come up a lot for me.

I have had this issue on many computers but right now I am setting up an old Dell Latitude E5510 for an employee and I have reformatted, installed all drivers, and programs needed. I installed Office 2007, because this employee won't really be using the computer much.

I start up Windows Updates today and it has me downloading 3 updates for Windows 2010. This computer had Office 2010 on it before it was reformatted. Is it still sensing Office 2010 buried somewhere in the files and that's why it's asking me to install updates for it? Does Office 2007 use updates that are also made for 2010(and are only labled 2010)? Anyone have any ideas? I don't believe it's hurting anything, but I am curious!


A:Find Office 2010 Updates, When Office 2010 Isn't Installed?

I get those type of updates for my Office 2003. There are some later updates that can be applicable. For example, I installed a converter that lets me open later MSWord formats (2003 is doc) and now I get updates for later Office versions.

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I have a problem with my win2000 prof. Whenever I attempt to start any of the MS Office Applications, and some other programs I get the following message:

Problem with Shortcut.
This action is valid only for products that are currently installed.

so,I tried to erase MS Office with the Add/remove and then installed the Office XP and get the following error message:

Windows Installer

The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if windows installer is not correctly installed.
These messages prevent me from installing some programs but not all programs.
My computer also does not appear to be running on Safe Mode.

I really don't recall when this first took place but it really is a pain to use Notepad instead of Word.

Help would be greatly appreciated.
Please be simplistic with your answers, I have a basic understanding of windows and I'm sure not computer savvy as some of you

Thank you

A:Can't find MS Office

Something else that just occured to me. Windows came Preinstalled so I don't have the disks

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I have MS Office Professional Plus 2010 on my PC and a product key as well. I do not have a CD. Is there a place where I can download this version of MS Office and use my product key to install? I need to wipe the drive and reload.

A:Where to find MS Office

Office 2010

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Hi, new to TechGuy forum. My question is that I have 2 computers but don't know which Office install I have on my laptop. I need to find the registration key. Anyone know how to do that?
HP Pavilion, Win Vista.

A:How to find MS Office serial no.

Belarc Advisor will show you

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I have office xp suite w/front page and publisher. Unfortunately I can't find the cd key; if I ever had a case with it I don't now...I am trying to install powerpoint again and it asks for the cd key. I have the "product id" but obviously that's not the "25 digit number" they want...Is there any way I can get the cd key or whatever I need to reinstall this? (to be honest, all I need is powerpoint at this moment...)

A:[SOLVED] how do I find CD key for office xp?

if it has been on the system and not been formatted then there is a high chance that will find the one on your computer

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I have a legal msoffice 2007 key, but I can't seem to find any trial versions of microsoft office 2007. please help!
(I'm on 64bit)

A:Can't find ms office 2012

There is no Office 2012.

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Hello, I lost my desktop shortcut of Microsoft Office Pro Plus 2013 and I cannot find it, in fact I cannot find where the applications are, such as word, excel, etc.. I know the installation folder is Microsoft Office 15 under programs in my C drive, but I tried to see if I could find the apps, however I was unsuccessful. What I need is to find the location of the entire suite of tools so I can make a new shortcut, because as of right now, for example, I have to open a word document I've already saved something to and select a new document to use my word program. It's really bothering me, lol. Any help is greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.

A:Lost My Office Pro Plus Shortcut And Can't Find It

May I see a screenshot of the contents of Microsoft Office 15?

Alternatively, you can do a Windows Key + F for things like "winword.exe".

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I installed the MS office in my PC. There is no shortcut appear in desktop for same. Also when i search in find and type the word or excel. Then i couldn't find and only show the apps which are already installed in PC. So for same i have to copy a path to find all ms softwares like C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12 and then go the access or excel. Why it is not appearing in my search results as well as start windows details.Also just now i checked when i copied the shortcut of word or outlook . And try to add to taskbar then it shows white icon.What happened to this ?? Didn't have this earlierI really want to solve this issue as i have some important files that must need to maintain this software and store.Highly appreciate your help in this matter.thanks

A:MS office installed but can't find in windows 8

I would suggest uninstalling the sofware and installing it again. Shouldnt be too difficult to do that, and to be honest it will probably fix your problem more easily than trying to degub the issue and attempt to fix.

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Ok I have not been this frustrated in a long time-I know there is an issue installing 0ffice 2007 in Windows 7. I went into Regedit-went into LocalMachine-I found the Disabled Sessions Tab. However, there is no machinethrottling option to edit. The only thing showing under that tab is the default-see attached photo. I need to install Office 2007 for my MBA classes-Yes I can install Openoffice, but the Office Grammar checker is priceless for someone with ADD like me Anything I can do to fix this?

A:Office 07/In Regedit/Can't find MachineThrottling?

What issue do you have installing Office 2007 in Windows 7? I've installed it on three Windows 7 machines and haven't had a problem.

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I have my product key but I can't find my install CD for Microsoft Office XP Professional.

At the Microsoft Office website (or they only let you download the current version (2007). I need to download Office XP Pro, then I can use my own product key, but I don't know of a place where I can find it, and I want to get it from a reliable source.

Anyone know where it is still available? Thanks!

A:Solved: Where can I find Office XP Professional?

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I have several Office 2013 5 user licenses loaded on Pc?s at the office and thought I was doing OK until the licenses started expiring and we could not pay the new license fee due to Microsoft processes.

I need to retrieve the product keys from each computer to match with the original cards I have. I stupidly downloaded all and did not document in detail each computer and the date installed so I could pay up at the end of the year. I anticipated an email or some indicator from Microsoft. (Foolish to think that MS would be functional).

I have tried Belarc, Keyfinder, Source Forge, Magic Jelly bean, and the program MJB transfers me to. All to no avail. All computers are Windows 7 and Office 2013
My IT guy wants to install single user licenses on all computers at the exorbitant cost of MS license.

I have tried to talk about corporate licensing but that is so complex and designed for thousands of computers for big companies. The local IT guys for small business cannot or don?t do that. We are only 14 desks.
Any ideas on retrieving the product keys will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

A:How do I find Office 2013 Product Key?

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I bought my laptop and it came with microsoft office already downloaded but I've never been able to actually use it because I don't have the product key and I don't know where to find it? or is there something else I have to do? I'm using a windows 8.

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I have just won two windows 8.1 tablets from work.

Each is supposed to include office 365 for 1 year from activation.
I am considering selling the tablets, as I already own three windows 10 tablets!

I simply need to check the status of the office 365 (1 year) keys, - WITHOUT activating or registering them.
Please help.

I have not connected the tablets to the internet - I want to back them up first.

Is there any way to uncover the key for the free 1 year sub, through command promt or something?

Is there any way to get they keys - so I can then check theri status via microsoft chat?

Thanks in advance.

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I have Office 2007 which came with the emachines laptop as a starter and has expired. That means when I open Word it tries to open Word 2007 and it never works right. Want to uninstall it now and use my old Word 2000 and Excel 2000. But I cannot find the right program to uninstall. Where the heck is it? Here is a screen shot from Revouninstaller which shows the Microsoft area and I do not see it. Is it called Office or what? Where is it; also does not show up in the standard Win7 uninstall program. Stumped.

A:How to uninstall Office 2007 - cannot find it

The suggestion offered here may help:

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Hi everyone,

Again, I've come across a problem. I'm using Access and would like to put an icon (Labelled as "Picture") associated with a command. But when I browse for the icons, I'm given all of the old icon versions from previous versions of Access. But whenever I use a template from Office Online, I can browse all of the new versions of the icons, which look more presentable than the previous versions.

Anyone know how i can get access to the new icons?

A:How does one find the Office button icons?

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I was working on a presentation in Open Office earlier today. I went to find it to put it to put it on a disc, but I can't seem to do so. I know that I saved it, especially since it auto-saves. I have found the files that might have been the auto-saved ones, but they come up with an error saying that the links were modified or updated.

I've checked my entire computer, my Documents and web browser temp folder in specific, as I downloaded a template that I used in the presentation. If there is another folder that I should check, please let me know.

Please help, I need this document by tomorrow morning.

Thanks in advance,


A:Cannot find file in Open Office

When you clicked Save, you would have been presented with a Save File dialog box where you would have selected the folder to save the file in. That's where it is. Worst case, you would have been prompted to save the file when you closed OpenOffice. The most obvious location would be the Documents folder.

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My new laptop says that I have a one year subscription to microsoft office; however, when I attempt to activate my subscription, microsoft office is asking me for my "product key" code to activate. I cannot find the product key on the laptop or in the box it came from, etc. 

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I just bought a new computer because my old one had some major problems. I'm looking for the Microsoft Office 2000 product ID on the older computer, so I can install the software into my new computer.
I just recently moved and can only find the CD. I don't have the case with the product id on it.
I opened Word 2000 on the computer the software is installed on and went to the Help>About section, but that only has a 20 digit ID #. The installation is asking for a 25 digit ID. Where the heck can I find this on my old computer?
Is the Product ID somewhere on the installation disk?
Thanks for any help.

A:Where to find Office 2000 Product ID?

No can do with Office 2K - its encrypted and none of the Belacr's aida's or everests will show it

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I need to reinstall Office 2000 from the orriginal CD, But I can'nt
locate my key. The reinstall is necessary because I had to perform
a Factory Restore.

Is there a way to get the key by searching the CD it self ?

A:Can't find Office 2000 Key for reinstall

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New here, new to Win 7 Having been on XP all these years, I am at a loss with this new OS. I managed to get it to look like XP with the classic look...but that is where it ends. This netbook came with Office 2010 and yet i cannot find it. I do not even see it. I am looking for a search box and could not find one, so i can enter the name there. I'm sure someone here would know. The only knowledge that i have of knowing it must exist, i see it in a list of uninstall programs that i have, as i was uninstalling all games from this netbook.

A:Can't find microsoft's office 2010

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You should see it listed under Start>All Programs.

You might also want to check Start>Control Panel>Programs>Uninstall a Program to see whether you inadvertently deleted Microsoft Office.

As a matter of interest, was it the starter version or the trial version that was installed?

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1) I have office 2000 installed on a computer and I need to find the product key. I am using Belarc Advisor, but it does not list Office 2000's product key, only Windows and other office packages.

2) Also, is it possible to find out what the product key is if I only have a CD? I am asking because we have several CD's which is lying around and not in the cases so the product key is lost.

Please help!

A:Find Office 2000 product key

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used it once but now i can't find it. i tried to open a .doc file and it won't open.

A:office starter installed but now i can't find

Navigate to your C: drive > Program Files > look for Microsoft OfficeWhat do you see?Also, check to make sure it shows up in your Start Menu.

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hi guys i need your help, i already installed Office 2013 on my PC, i lost the key,. so i like to know "How to find Office 2013 Key" by using a little software which can stay in USB then on one click i have to find out my key.

I don't want to install any software to find out this key, but i want a little software which can stay in USB and when i click from USB then it have to find my Office 2013 Key.

like in old days i use a key finder program, which will run from the USB and very eassly find the Product key.

So can any body let me know a USB runnable software to find the product key of Office 2013.

Thanks for your replies.

A:How to find Ms-Office 2013 Product Key, which is already i

Magic Jelly Bean?

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My brother's new Acer laptop came with microsoft office 2010 supposedly installed into the computer. I can't find a click to run or anything. I do have a product key off of the back of the laptop though. Any Suggestions? Thanks.

A:Can not find pre-installed Office 2010 on new laptop

It should be in All Programs off of the Start Orb. If not do a search using Window Explorer.

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I have the MS Office Suite and am considering reinstalling XP Pro since I lost the administrator password. (I received the computer from work and need to start fresh on everything). I want to find out the serial number for the copy of the office suite but don't know how to do so... Any ideas?

A:MS Office Suite - How Do I Find Out My Own Serial Number?

Keyfinder 1.06
License: Freeware
Requires: Win All

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office worked fine until i decided to run an update on it. after 28 updates of about 300+ MB now my spell check does not work. when i run spell check i get en error saying that office cannot find proofing tools for english (united states)

WHY????? how do i fix this? thanks

A:office 2007 cannot find proofing tools


Try running MS Office Diagnostic:

Start > (All) Programs > Microsoft Office > Microsoft Office Tools > Microsoft Office Diagnostics

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I have a new computer I built. I installed Windows 8.1 and all the updates I could find.

Next, I installed my copy of Office 2007, but I cannot locate the download site for it's

Anyone have a link to the latest updates for Office 2007 ?



A:Where Do I Find Office 2007 Updates Fro Windows 8.1

Look at #2 in the linked page: Office - Microsoft Download Center

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I can not find Microsoft Word or Office on my desktop.  I just received my desktop a few weeks ago and thought everything came automatically down loaded in the system.  My daughter needs the program for school work and just noticed this evening that I do not have it / or cant find it.  I am not sure if I need to down load the program .... If so, I need help with that.  Please advise , Thanks 

A:Cant Find Microsoft Word or Office on Desktop

KBourgeois wrote: I can not find Microsoft Word or Office on my desktop.  I just received my desktop a few weeks ago and thought everything came automatically down loaded in the system.  My daughter needs the program for school work and just noticed this evening that I do not have it / or cant find it.  I am not sure if I need to down load the program .... If so, I need help with that.  Please advise , Thanks Hello KBourgeois, Usually, the Microsoft Office Suite that comes already installed on the system would require the Producy Key to be added to the Microsoft Office Suite when you started to use the application. If you purchased the  Microsoft Office Suite at the time you purchased the system, you should have been shipped a Product Key with the system, in a small plastic wrapped package. You can access Microsoft Office from the Start menu, All Programs, Microsoft Office. If you want a Desktop Icon for the different applications included in the Microsoft Office Suite, this can be done quite easily.

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I removed Word and tried to reinstall but they want a serial number. I put in the numbers and letters I found on the disc but it said they were invalid and to contact Corel. We bought the Computer about a year ago and I can't find the paperwork that came with it. If I would have known that I would have to put in serial numbers, I probably would have tried to fix the problems as opposed to removing it and trying to reinstalling it. Does anyone know where I can find the serial number? I went to Corel's website and they have an 800 number and I copied it down and I will call tomorrow if no one knows where to find this number that they want. I would appreciate any help.

Thank you,


A:Can't Find Serial # When Reinstalling Ms Wordperfect Office 11

I'm more than a little confused, Sherri, and perhaps you may be too. You see, WordPerfect belongs to Corel sure enough, But you also seem to be referring to Microsoft (MS?) Word, which belongs of course to Microsoft.

Corel WordPerfect and Microsoft Word are two different applications. Not surprisingly, the serial number belonging to one will not be valid for the other.

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I recently imported all of my personal folders containing email from my old computer to this one (Windows 8).  I used Microsoft Office Outlook for both computers.  2 days ago, Windows did an automatic update, and all of my personal folders with the email they contained are gone.  I've done a search for *.pst file and nothing shows up.  How can I retrieve these emails?

A:Can't find imported pst files for MS Office Outlook

Hello 1alh1,
Try looking in C:---> Users---->yourname---->AppData---->local---->Microsoft---->Outlook. If can't see AppData you will need to change Folder Options to show hidden files, folders, and drives.

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Windows 10 crashed while updating OS because the power went out. The drive will no longer boot up.

I have connected the problem hard drive to another PC's USB port so I can see my files. I am now able to view all of the files.

I will be formatting the problem hard drive, installing Windows 7, then upgrading back to Windows 10. I have my Windows 7 CD but have misplaced the Product Key Code. I would also like to find the Product Key Code for Windows 7, now upgraded to Windows 10 that's NOT Working.

A:How to find Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Produce Key.

Use one of many keyfinders which you can download from the web.

Showkey Plus



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Win2000 Professional with Office 2000

Issue: 1) CD wants to load something from disk
When the user starts any office product including Outlook Express (sending) they are presented with a "Installer dialog" feature not present and asking to put in the Office 2000 Premium disks. I'm unable to find the original disks (may have been a pre-install). The user indicated that a floppy was loaded with a Wordperfect file and I suspect this triggered a request for the CD.

Action: I put MY office 2000 disk 1 in and a message says unable to find "data1.msi" and stops. (User has power user authority).. so I logged in as Administrator and changed them to administrator as well. I also tried to load the CD while in the admin account .. but I get the same message.

Issue: 2) User wants to upgrade to Office 2003 (They have a license for 3 copies - Home - Student/ Teacher Edition)

Action: I log in as admin and try to add/remove office and get the same request for CD dialog and can't find data1.msi file and stops.

Any help direction apprectiate. (I'm checking in the MS KB .. but it appears to be down this am)

A:Cannot uninstall Office Win2000 - request CD can't find data1.msi

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Hello all, new poster here,
I got this complementry office 2003 CD with One Note from a conference. The paperwork says that it includes Business contacts for Outlook, but I cannot find it on the disk to install. Does anyone know why this might be?

A:Cannot find outlook business contacts on Office 2003 Pro CD

Exactly what does it say?
What makes the difference between a business contact and a contact? I sure don't know...

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I was installing office 2003 from cd on a windows 2000 and a window tells myself that does not find the file Where I can find it?

A:I can't to find the file P3561404.CAB for installation of office 2003.

Not sure you can trust this site, but check it out

Download Cab Files For Office 2003 Italian

Eitherway, they're Italian, try searching some US/EN websites.
Is your installation source (your DVD) scratched, pirated etc?

Best Regards,

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I just switched form Win 7 32 bit to 64 bit. I performed a backup and was able to get 64 bit installed and working properly, however I can't find my backup of MS Office 2010.I've looked through my backup and also Windows old file and can't seem to find it. Will I have to reinstall Office from the disk?

A:Windows 7 32 to 64 clean install - Can't find Office 2010

Yes. You always have to install all your programs after a fresh install.

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Windows 10 crashed while updating OS because the power went out. The drive will no longer boot up.

I have connected the problem hard drive to another PC's USB port so I can see my files. I am now able to view all of the files.

I will be formatting the problem hard drive, installing Windows 7, then upgrading back to Windows 10. I have my Windows 7 CD but have misplaced the Product Key Code. I would also like to find the Product Key Code for Windows 7, now upgraded to Windows 10 that's NOT Working.

A:How to find Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Product Key

Use one of many keyfinders which you can download from the web.

Showkey Plus



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Hi, I recently formatted my Dell Inspiron Duo netbook, with Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I installed all of the software which I run on it without any problems.

When I try to update Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus (32bit) Windows Update only finds a few updates, and after they're installed it doesn't find anymore updates. It doesn't even find Office 2010 SP1.

{Note: I had no problems with other updates like Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 or other Microsoft updates.

I tried uninstalling Office 2010 and installing it again but nothing changed. The privacy settings which show up the first time you run an Office application I set it as "Recommended settings".

I also tried downloading Office 2010 SP1 (32bit) and when I tried to run it an error came up saying something like version mismatch (I presume that you need to install other updates before running the setup & I also tried to download an other update but the same error came up.)

I didn't have this problem before I formatted the computer.}

I hope I gave a detailed description of my issue, and thanks.

A:Windows Update can't find Office 2010 Updates

Hello BondClint,

* To enable us to to better help you we need the KB error number.

* How long have you had this problem? { days, weeks?}
Links for you to read...

Support for Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 technical problems

How to use the Inbox Repair tool with the click-to-run version of Outlook 2010

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues

Repair or remove Office 2010 - Outlook -

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I am not familiar with forums so forgive me if I did this wrong.... thanks to "ucurl" I used his layout as a starting point

Win2000 Professional with Office 2000 Pro

Issue: When I start any office product I'm presented with a "Installer dialog" feature not present and asked to put in the Office 2000 Pro disks. I don't have the disks - it was a pre-install. [The problem started when Windows 2000 Pro was loaded on top on existing Windows 2000 Pro in a Windows atmosphere.(That problem was fixed, leaving me with this mess)].

Action: I tried to remove version on system by going thru Add/Remove Programs. When is asks for the disk, I put in MY disk 1 from the Office 2000 Pro I purchased and a message says unable to find "data1.msi" and stops.

I haven't found anything thru MS Knowledge Base except how to remove residual files of Office Pro 2000 AFTER the DISK has removed the program. {Article ID: 252566}


A:Cannot uninstall Office Win2000 - request CD can't find data1.msi

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I have Restore Windows:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Office 2013 Preview 15.0.4128.1014 (x86x64)

Window tab says:
1.Setup controller has encountered a problem during Installed
2.Please Review the log for further information on the error
3.A repair attempt was unsuccessful or was cancelled

A:Microsoft Office Can't Find Licence (After Windowsx64 Re-Store)

I'd call Microsoft support directly on this one.

Ah previews, yeah they don't last forever....

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Our computer crashed about 2 weeks ago, but was fixed promptly by a local guy. Now Office is still in the Program files and accessible. The guy reinstalled windows as he maintains all files on it were corrupt, though we managed to find all our documents and files with Restorer2000 Pro, and most programs are still there and accessible, though some will not operate like Office isn't. But to the story again. I can open word, publisher, excel etc for about 5 seconds, then a dialogue box comes up saying "Microsoft Office Word has not been installed for the current user. Please run setup to install the application". Now, this happens for all users. We do not have the box or CD because we are trying to get it back off the guy who built our new computer after our cat did its business on the computer and shorted it out...(damned animal should be gotten rid of) but they are saying they don't have our copy and didn't keep records of our Product keys. Though I was told that the key is contained in a certain part of the computer and can be retrieved. I just tried
CDKeyExtractor and ProduKey and it can only get our windows key as Office is not recognised as installed. Could someone help. This is not a pirate copy, I bought it at a student discount as I am at Uni and just need Office working again cos OpenOffice is driving me insane.


A:Microsoft Office 2003 Academic- how to find Key if you have lost your box.

Never mind everyone... I just got a call from the shop, they found our copy they'd kept by accident so I'll go get it soon.

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Windows 7: Okay, I just spent the better part of two days without sleep, trying to figure out why suddenly my MS Office FIND command didn't work. During that time, I uninstalled and reinstalled TWO VERSIONS of MS Office three times each (maybe four, gotta be three), along with reinstalling Acrobat, Bibleworks, whatever seemed to be the 'last man up' when I noticed the problem.

But guess what: none of the programs were the problem. The problem, was that the FIND command dialogue box was 'disappearing' to my OTHER MONITOR, which hadn't been on in days. Never mind, the graphics were only reconfigured for the one monitor. Never mind, Intel settings and Windows both agreed only one monitor was on and connected. Didn't matter: because SOMEDAY IN THE PAST MS Office HAD BEEN in the other monitor, the 'FIND' command dialogue box WENT TO that other monitor.

So the next time something disappears on you, turn on your other monitor, even if it's been disconnected for weeks.

Now I can go back to the other bizillion glitches I can't explain. Hope this one helps someone, as the complaint is all over the internet, with everyone suggesting uninstall and reinstall and all kinds of useless solutions.

Of course, maybe you have the problem for other reasons: but try this one first, it costs only 5 minutes, rather than the two days I spent.

A:FIND command disappears in MS Office? -- EASY FIX you'd never guess

I've had the same problem with the password box in Excel. Appeared on my "turned off" monitor for no reason at all -- it had never been on that screen before... So if I can't find something that should be right in front of me...I turn on the other monitor just to be sure, before any other trouble-shooting.

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Anyone know if you can Justify Text in emails with Entourage 2008? I can't find it anywhere

A:Office:Mac 2008 - Entourage - Text Justify - Can't find it

I'm told the only way you can do this is to do an email using Word, then go to File - Send To - Mail Recipient (HTML) - On A side note, don't use WordArt as Entourage will crash.

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Hi Guys,
I upgraded to Windows 10 Pro last year from Windows 7 Pro all was good for a while. A few weeks ago I began to experience some stability issues, so I decided to do a clean install.
I backed up my personal files, word docs, spreadsheets etc onto an external hard drive and completed the clean install. I then re-installed Office 2007 then copied and pasted my saved docs from the external drive into the documents folder.
All the folders and files appear to be there but when I try to open a file I get a message saying that Windows cannot find the file. If I search for the file it shows me that it is in the Documents folder but when I go there it still says that Windows cannot find the file.
I can open them from my external hard drive as thankfully I hadn't deleted them from it but cannot access them from the desktop. Does anyone have any idea how I can solve this?
Also I noticed that the name on my user folder has lost the last letter it used to be Martyn but now Windows 10 thinks I am Marty. Why on earth would it do that?
Thanks in Advance

A:Windows 10 cannot find office 2007 docs after clean install

Hello llewitha,

I hope the clean install will solve your stability problems - it usually does and is well worth doing! I'm sorry you now seem to have a few problems. The issue with your user folder is easily explained, Microsoft takes the first five characters of your username (email address when you sign in with a Microsoft Account) and uses this as your user name for the folder. Annoying but that's the way it is and it is really quite a pain to change the folder name so my advice is leave it alone.

The files are another matter though and this should not have happened. Are you able to right click on any of the files in your documents folder and check their properties? You should have full control of them when you examine the security tab.

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I know I can do this as I have done it in the past a long time ago. Using the Find and Replace option add and extension to my sku numbers, such as:



I have a column of these sku's and want to add the extension .jpg to all of them at one time!


I have done this in the past and can't remember what I did and it worked great instead of having to manually add the .jpg extension to every sku #!


A:Microsoft Office 2007 Excel Find and Replace Command

Might this be what you are looking for ...

[SOLVED] adding text to end of all cells in column

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Hello folks,

I need to have installed Office 2010 Cumulative Update for June 2011 as it's listed as a prerequisite for another software. However, I can not find this update in Windows Update (neither in downloads list nor in installed updates list).

Is there a way to install the update manually? And if it is, where can I find this particular update?

A:Office 2010 June 2011 Cumulative Update - Where to find/how to install

Do you which KB number is required? Try this:

Download Update for Microsoft Office 2010 (KB2515417) from Official Microsoft Download Centre

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I'd installed Spybot to remove adware and/or possible keyloggers then I uninstalled it after removing what it deemed to be adware because my computer was lagging a serious amount. Evidently it removed a vital piece of Groove 2007 software and I had to jump through many many hoops to get Groove and Office 2007 working.

They seem to be working now but I am unable to see a specific contact as online when they are. I can see other contacts in the Public Directory and my groove account on my desktop, just not the contact I need.

Thanks in advanc for you help.

Hijack this log included.

System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 Service Pack 2
Make: Toshiba Satelite Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2050 @ 1.60 GHz
1.60 GHz, .99GB of RAM

A:Microsoft Office Groove 2007 Unable to Find Online Contacts

I didn't see a way to edit my original post....

Some additional information is that I think I have malware because I ran the immunizations on spybot and then uninstalled it which seems to have made Firefox 3.04 slow and the overall computer lags a lot more than it did before. Also, my p2p connections don't work as I have Trillian 3.1.9 and I can't send or receive files in addition to the Groove issue.

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Q: Paths


Sounds like your PATHS are wrong ?

This is always fun.

You need to ?locate? the nmake.exe and ensure that the path to this file eg, c:\myfiles\nmake.exe is listed in PATH

This is something someone told me i needed to do to finish compiling a program (anope IRC services)

Frankly I'm rather new to all of this and have no clue exactlly what to do

Any help would be greatly appreciated


This page has the full instructions for building Anope for Windows

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I recently had to get rid of of my slave harddrive, and therefore had to reinstall a few programs:

A problem occurs when i try to setup software using setup files that worked perfectly before:

---- 1607:Unable to install InstallShield Scripting Runtime.

I check this out on net. Download the required isscript.msi, which should automatically install the required installshield again. But then i get it automatically pointing towards my old hd

---- Error 1327. Invalid Drive: G:\

Can someone please help me understand whats wrong and how to find a solution?



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I am trying to show a friend how to use a used computer he purchased recently. I have done some exploring in his files and folders. My experience is limited to XP only; so some things look different to me. I found this path: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\services.exe which seems odd. Is a temp folder where Vista would place services.exe, or does this indicate a problem?

Thanks for your replies,

A:vista paths

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I did not know which forum to post in for my problem. Sorry if this is the wrong one.

I recently tried to relocate my data folders and something went wrong. When I was done I had dble folders. This is a picture of the results.
Attachment 171583

I moved them back to it's original place. I want to be able to move them a separate partician. I know that the problem has something to do with paths being incorrect.

When I click on the start menu and on my username icon it opens up my real user folders and not Libraries. I wonder if this is a clue. I have returned the start menu customizations to default and it still opens my user folders. Can someone help me figure this out?


A:Need to fix folder Paths.

Hi ariel5345

Have a look at this - Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries The second set of .reg files will reset your start menu open locations.

This should help put your user folders back to their default location - User Folders - Restore Default Location

Follow this excellent tutorial to help move your user folders successfully - User Folders - Change Default Location

Post back with any questions


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I am using Parallels running Windows XP.
I try opening the run.bat file from there but it appears and disappears in a second. I managed to click it like crazy and see what it says. "UNC paths are not supported." I also opened CMD and dragged the run.bat file over into it. This is that I got...

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:UNC paths are not supported

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I'm writing a batch file which calls a 32 bit .exe program. I want it to be compatible with the different Windows operating systems. The problem is that the path to "Program Files" is different depending which OS is being used. For instance:

I know the paths for these OS' since I use them:
- WinXP 32 bit: C:\Program Files\
- Vista 64 bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\

Could some kind souls please tell me what the 32bit paths are for:
- WinXP 64 bit:
- Vista 32 bit:

And for Windows 7 also would be nice:
- Win7 32 bit:
- Win7 64 bit:


A:Need help with paths in XP and Vista.

Environment variable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Look down in the section called "system path variable" for %ProgramFiles%.

Some other good stuff on that page as well.


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there two windows xp professionals installe dmy pc .
How can I delete the second?

A:Boot Paths

Go to Start/Run and type msconfig go to the Boot.ini tab click Check All Boot Paths

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Applications won't run because the paths can't be found but the files and folders all exist

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Im new to windows 10, i upgraded from windows 7. I am beyong annoyed with the File looking for is here, there, in that folder and dont forget the folder under it lol. I sync my phone to pc for Dropbox, Files starts to sync and im seeing the same file syncing over and over like 4 times, along with the annoying windows sounds each time. I look to see where they are going and one goes to a folder
Same file here
This PC-Windows C-users Branscum-dropbox

same file went here
and here
C-users-craig and lisa-Dropbox

i could go on but im confusing my self even more...Please i dont need all them access points for the same file ...Could some one explain this to me

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Looking for a way to add a single file to an existing .ZIP file, but need to specify the path within the existing file structure.

Example - I ZIP a directory and it's subs with all of their files. It has about 6 different subs and each of them have up to 10 subs of their own.

I need to add 1 single file and tell it that the path I want it to go to is:

BUT - the file is not coming from the same directory on the system being used to create the ZIP.

Please help.


A:WinZip paths

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Hello, I know (am pretty sure >.<) that there is a way to do this.

I am trying to set a file path for a folder, but I need the folder to go to the current username, instead of my username. For example..

C:\Users\Matt\Documents\ - Is my current path

I want it to be C:\Users\*THEIR USER NAME*\Documents\

A:Help With File Paths

Hello Anyok,

You can use the path below for a universal profile path instead.

%USERPROFILE%\My Documents

Hope this helps,

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I'm trying to enter a registry value. However, the place to enter it is dimmed:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\

When I right click App Paths "New" appears and should allow me to left click on "Key". However, "Key" is dimmed so I cannot select it.

I am the admin and logged in as such. I have XP Pro SP3 installed.

How do I make "Key" available?


A:How to make xp app paths key available

Sounds like a permissions issue of some kind.

Right click App Paths then click Permissions
Administrators and System should have Full Control and Read access, Power Users should have Read and Special, and Users should have Read access. Creator Owner should have Special. These should all be greyed out, meaning they are inherited.

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I am using Parallels running Windows XP.
I try opening the run.bat file from there but it appears and disappears in a second. I managed to click it like crazy and see what it says. "UNC paths are not supported." I also opened CMD and dragged the run.bat file over into it. This is that I got...

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:UNC paths are not supported

I've posted this on 10 sites and all I got are witty remarks. People are just dumb these days....

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Is it possib to delete the shared document and libraries from my Seven ? Or will windows keep generating new ones at each boot ? Can I stop windows from doing this ? or have i have to live with this ?


Packard Bell Imedia
4 gb ram



A:Paths , Librabries ?

You need to remember that library's only point to the actual file somewhere on the network or on your own machine in the "user" files. If you need to delate something from the library you should delate the file from the actual source "my pictures" My documents" "my music".

But there is a way to make it work like you want.

Just go into Windows Media Player, choose the "organize" tab then "options" then choose the Library tab and set it to "delate files from the computer when delated from the Library. Although I believe that only works if you are delating files from Library of the machine that contains the source files.

That should allow for delating from the Library, but only from the machine that the files reside on, I don't believe it will work accross the network. It think it still works best if you delate from the file source instead of the Library.

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I was just wondering if there were a way to change the default cookie path in XP to another location; for example, my RamDrive...Thanks for any help! peace,

A:XP Cookies and Paths

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Dear All,

One of my user is facing copy paths issue in window 7 enterprise . User get the following error.

Thanks & Regards,
Kashiram Sawant

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Hi guys.
I've just tried to use WinMX and found that it is showing the full paths as to where files are stored on the users' HDs.

Can I turn this off? It makes it really difficult to see the file you're looking for, with all this C:\My Documents\My Music\..... crap at the front.



A:[SOLVED] WinMX paths??


Go to the Search page. Then, look for a button that says:

Show Full Paths. Press that, and the paths should dissapear



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When I open 3ds max I get a number of error messages for example:
The fonts path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Fonts does not exist. Use configure paths to set the locatioin to a path that does exist.
[These messages also include The Import Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Meshes, The export path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Meshes, The Expressions Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Express, Previews Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Previews and Video Path D:\Program Files\W2KPrograms\Videos does not exist. Use configure paths to set the locatioin to a path that does exist.]
I would dearly love to do that but I don't know how???
Can anyone help me to find out how to 'configure a path?'
Many thanks.
J. Nabney

A:(Solved) How to configure paths?

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We are stuck for the time being using Window Media Player to Rip/Burn/Sync music with. I've set the paths for the ripped music and library to go to a separate partition/drive, but each time the system is reset, WMP resets the paths back to c:\documents\ etc........
Should this be the way things work?
Thanks for your time,

A:WMP Rip and Library Paths Don't Stick

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I use WinAso Registry Optimizer; when I run it my computer crashes when it gets to Invalid File Paths, but when I remove the invalid file paths flag, it completes the process just fine. I would like some advice on correcting invalid file paths...thanks.

A:Invalid File Paths

Don't use registry cleaners. If you continue to use them, chances are that crashes will be among the least of your problems. Those things are junk, do only harm, and you should be thankful you were even able to reboot. Performance is not improved by using them, they remove needed entries, and they create their own "errors" so that they can "fix" them, making worse errors in the process.

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My documents are located in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

I no longer use Dropbox; so I would like to move them all to D:\MyOwnDocuments

Problem is that I have many portable programs there, and also program files and program data for programs running from my C drive. Not to mention various other shortcuts to documents or folders in D:\Dropbox\MyOwnDocuments

Is there a quick way to check which programs / shortcuts need to be changed? Or (better) is there a way to change these paths automatically?

Thanks for any input.

A:How to change paths seamlessly?

Use subst cmd to fool things they are still in the same location Subst

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Since a picture is worth 1000 words....

I can't figure out how to edit booloader paths.

I had the triple boot working- 7, vista, WUBI ubuntu. Then I installed Snow Leopard and tried to add it in via easyBCD.....and all hades broke loose.

Anybody know how to fix? And how to actually set OSX to boot from windows, since there's no drive letter?

A:Edit Bootloader Paths

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7

IMPORTANT: make a backup of your bcd file first. To do that, type:


bcdedit /export C:\SAVEDBCD

For Vista:


bcdedit /set {*insert here*} device partition=F:

* insert the Windows vista BCD ID, too small for me to read (take out the *'s)

ok, Vista should be working now, please test it to make sure

For Ubuntu: - optional; this will rename "nst Linux Loader" to "Wubi Ubuntu"


bcdedit /set {*insert here*} description "Wubi Ubuntu"

* insert the "nst Linux Loader" BCD ID, too small for me to read (take out the *'s)

It is getting late, so try those, which should get Vista back on its feet, also go to the elevated cmd and type "bcdedit" please post back the results right-click the cmd prompt and select "mark" then highlight every thing, then post the results. Please copy the results, so i will be able to copy and paste

Also, what is the "EFI snow leopard" partition for???

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Hello! I recently upgraded my computer with an SSD for boot and main programs and use my 1TB HDD for general programs and media storage. The thing is I want it to by default install to my D:\ drive.

Now the only solution I see is editing the registry ProgramFilesDir - Which has some serious flaws. It will attempt to launch every program off of the D:\ drive even when it is stored on C:\ and about 9 out of 10 times, it still default installs to C:\.

Does anyone have a fix for this?

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Cant run any virus scanners I get "Windows cannot access specified device, file, or path." error.... getting horrid redirects and as you can see from THIS thread in the "Am I Infected" section we have tried a lot of things. DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Vitamin SB at 17:41:55.32 on Wed 08/12/2009Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_13Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.958.614 [GMT -5:00]FW: Norton Internet Worm Protection *disabled* {990F9400-4CEE-43EA-A83A-D013ADD8EA6E}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunchsvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcsC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroupsvchost.exesvchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exesvchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\WINDOWS\stsystra.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exeC:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\DLA\DLACTRLW.EXEC:\Program Files\Dell Support\DSAgnt.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\UnHackMe\hackmon.exeC:\Documents and Settings\Vitamin SB\Desktop\dds.exe============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\adobe\acrobat 7.0\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65... Read more

A:Windows cannot access paths?

Hello YouMayLose,You appear to be infected by a new very nasty Rootkit infection associated with a Rogue antivirus program. See here for more info.==========Let's begin.....Download and run Win32kDiag: Download Win32kDiag from any of the following locations and save it to your Desktop. Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #1 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #2 Download Win32kDiag (Win32kDiag.exe) - #3 Double-click Win32kDiag.exe to run Win32kDiag and let it finish. When it states "Finished! Press any key to exit...", press any key on your keyboard to close the program. Double-click on the Win32kDiag.txt file that is located on your Desktop and post the entire contents of that log as a reply to this topic.Next......Download and run a batch file (peek.bat): Download peek.bat from the download link below and save it to your Desktop.Download peek.bat Double-click peek.bat to run it.A black Command Prompt window will appear shortly: the program is running. Once it is finished, copy and paste the entire contents of the Log.txt file it creates as a reply to this post.==========With your next post please provide:* Win32kDiag.txt* Log.txt

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ok this might sound stupid but, i have a wi-fi router that also has ports for wired connections.
my laptop is usually connected to the router through the wireless medium but if i connect the wire too then what path would the packets take?
the wired or
the wireless?

A:priority of routing paths

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How do you get to see the full path rather than have part of it cut off?

A:Seeing full drive paths

Take a look here:

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after i run winaso registry cleaner/optimizer i get a messeage that i need to delte invalid files path

how do i do that ??????????

A:invalid file paths ???

Do yourself a favor, and if a registry cleaner offers to do something you don't understand, decline. It's far easier to clean the system to death than to actually fix something with a registry cleaner.

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I can ping by name or IP address, but trying to connect via
\\name or \\ipaddress fails. IP v6 has been disabled on the adapter.  The error message is: 
\\share is not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource.  Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.  A specified logon session does not exist. 
It may have already been terminated.

Thanks for helping!

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From this download link:
Unsupported Upgrade Scenarios

? Upgrades to Windows 7 from the following operating systems are not supported:
? Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP, Windows Vista? RTM, Windows Vista Starter, Windows 7 M3, Windows 7 Beta, Windows 7 RC, or Windows 7 IDS
? Windows NT? Server 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server? 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2008 R2
? Cross-architecture in-place upgrades (for example, x86 to x64) are not supported.
? Cross-language in-place upgrades (for example, en-us to de-de) are not supported.
? Cross-SKU upgrades (for example, Windows 7 N to Windows 7 K) are not supported.
? Upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows N, Windows K, Windows KN, or Windows E are not supported.
? Cross-build type in-place upgrades (for example, fre to chk) are not supported.
? Pre-release in-place upgrades across milestones (for example, Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM) are not supported.

Supported Upgrade Scenarios

From Windows Vista (SP1, SP2)
Upgrade to Windows 7
Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate
Home Basic
Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate
Home Premium
Home Premium, Ultimate
... Read more

A:Win7 Upgrade paths

These are "in place" upgrades.
To upgrade from XP is also possible doing a clean install.

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Firstly, context: My student edition of Autodesk Maya was not working (something about the license being invalid or 'not found', and so when I searched for the error message online, a solution was to go into Environments and Paths, and replace/edit or add one for C:/Autodesk. It didn't work, and I ended up just uninstalling and reinstalling the program manually for it to work.
However, apparently I screwed around really badly in there, because now important things won't open, such as my MalwareBytes program. When I try, a window will popup and say this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
The system could not find the environment option that was entered."
So, naturally, I try to find/open the Environments and Paths thing again, right? Nope. I can't open that either:
"Windows cannot find '%windir%\system32\SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again."
Even though I typed 'Environment' in my search bar to find it.
Then recently, Origin tried to install an update on my laptop, but it couldn't find the ProgramFiles, and so there was an error in installation. As a result of this, Chrome is not opening up immediately when I click it. It waits about five-six minutes after I've clicked it. I think it's what caused it, because it didn't do it before yesterday, when I tried to install the update.
So basically: how can I fix this despite knowing little to nothing about computers? How can I go into the Environments with... Read more

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How would I set up Windows 8 so that I can edit the `path` environment variable in a fixed pitch font such as `Console` or `Lucida Console`? I don't want to change the font for other parts of Windows - only where paths are displayed. It seems I've been doing this in a terribly inappropriate font for many years and my tired eyes aren't great for semicolons.

A:change the font for paths

Hi Broiyan,
In windows 7 it was so easy by going to control panel, but now is much harder(you`ll see what i mean):
As Far As i know go to regedit>>>>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>>>>SOFTWARE>>>>Microsoft>>>>Windows NT>>>>Current Vision>>>>FontSubstitues>>>> thats all what i know now i need an MVP like brink to hep you with here.

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Will the Windows Vista Upgrade path allow me to upgrade from 64 bit Home Premium to 32 bit Ultimate? I need to do this to use my legacy software without re-installing everything.

A:Vista upgrade paths

The last that I read, going from 32 to 64 required a CLEAN install. Based on that I would think that it would be the same for 64 to 32.

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I have Windows XP Pro, sp 2.

I've encountered paths like: C:\DOCUME~1\ROYON~1\LOCALS~1\Temp. Except the tilde is higher. I don't know how to follow paths when there like this. Can someone please tell me how to interpret this path?



A:How do you interpret paths like C:\DOCUME~1\...


This kind of path is contraction of the real folder or file names so that they are compatible with the old 8.3 DOS filename format. I don't know why it is necessary, but in (my) theory it works this way:
Long names are stripped of all spaces, even between words.
If the resulting string, without extension, is longer than 8 characters, the 6 leftmost characters are taken and an index appended, to distinguish between similar names.
So "ASDFGHJKLQWE" becomes "ASDFGH~1" while ASDFGHJKLRTZ" becomes "ASDFGH~2"

So the one you submitted translates to something like

C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Temp
Where username is different for each user of the computer.

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On my main PC i am running Windows 7 Homepremium 64bit. My Pc is connected via ethernet cable to BT Homehub3.

I have another PC running Windows XP SP3 connected via WiFi and a laptop also Wndows XP and connected vis WiFi.

I have a Kodak C110 AiO printer connected to the home pc via USB cable.

I have tried to set up printing on the other PC and laptop and the Printer is shown in the network map, but cannot and all my efforts have now disrupted the network; viz I cannot access shared files on the Network.

On the Home PC the network is called Network 2.

I want it to be the Homegroup or Work Group but cannot seem to make this happen.

Any suggestions please?

A:How do I reset my network paths

If I take it you want to print on the main PC from the other two ? I have a similar situation and set it up giving the main PC a fixed IP and then when adding the printer to the other two I used the local port method i.e \\fixed IP address\printer share name, having initially shared the main printer - you will need to install the printer driver on the remote systems. My main PC is ethernet and all the others are wireless.

Hope this is of help.

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I am using Oplisker program.

Oplisker (Open Source Play List Maker) |

How to create m3u file from mp3s in different folders on your computer ?

It seems to only create mp3 playlist only from mp3s in the same folder.

I was interested to create playlist from different folders with different paths
to save to one m3u file, not m3u file in each folder from the mp3s within that folder.

I know I can edit the file so it goes to different paths using notepad, but that would defeat the purpose of this program making it easier to save playlst from diferent mp3s in diffrent folders.


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I was wondering what would be a good career path to follow or combine with a mcse certification. Would it be better to go the cisco way and get the ccnp or with red hat and do the rhce? I am currently in South-Africa and been around to our local job sites but it seems that demand for both are low at the moment.

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A little background first.

I have a shortwave radio that is of a new type where a lot of the functions such as filters, etc. is done via software that resides on the PC.

The radio is mfg. by the WINRADIO company.
The model of the radio is a G31 DDC

After playing with the radio, it automatically Saves the frequencies that you have listened to, and puts them into Memory to be able to recall them later.
The file that it creates is called "User Memory"..

I seem to have the User Memory File in the right place, I think, but the "path" to get there seems to be different.

I have one path of:
Libraries/ Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

And another path of:
C:/ Users/ Bob/ My Documents/ WINRADIO/ G31 DDC/ User Memory

They both seem to lead to the correct file of User Memory.

a. My main question: Is there really only one file of User Memory, but two different ways or paths to get to it ?

b. What's with Libraries; I've never set that up ? What are they ?

c. Notice that one path has My "Documents", and the other just "Documents".

If anyone could explain this for me, I would be most appreciative.

Much thanks,

A:Two Paths To The Same File Question ?

A Library doesn’t contain files, but provides a single aggregated view of multiple folders and their contents.

These links may help:

Libraries - Personal and Public User Folders

Windows 7 Libraries: Frequently Asked Questions

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I can´t find a solution to this problem anywhere in the Net, so maybe you guys can help me. I just did a reinstall of windows 8.1 on my desktop using the option to keep all data AND program files. The process went on very well....BUT when I restarted some programs' exe files are not found by Windows when I try to open them (Ccleaner and Office 2010 are examples) Ccleaner I uninstalled and reinstalled but the message is the same " Windows cannot find [path], make sure you typed the name correctly and then try again...." Office 2010 I ran the repair option but the message came on again, so I reinstalled it and couldn´t open it because the message came on again. I think paths got messed up somehow because those files are certainly in my hard drive. Please can you help me out?

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There are still doubts about what the possible and legal upgrade paths are for Windows 7.

Below I tried to compile some information in a way which I hope will be helpful.

Thanks to my friend Kari for his valuable contribution
Any other additions or comments are much welcome

1) Upgrade: to move from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7
2) Custom or Clean Install: wipes the previous installation and install Windows 7 anew. Does not preserve user files
3) In-Place Upgrade: upgrades from specific versions of Vista to specific versions of Windows 7, preserving user files and programs.
4) Upgrade version: Windows 7 license for those who own a valid license of XP or Vista
5) Full retail version: Windows 7 license to install on any PC, independent of previous installations or ownership. Can be reinstalled on other computers (when activated the previous installation is no longer valid)
6) Full OEM version :Windows 7 license to install on one PC, independent of previous installations. Can only be re-installed on same computer and hardware setup

Upgrade paths
The chart below shows in what situations one can perform an in-place upgrade (e.g. from Vista Business to Windows 7 Professional) without the need to migrate files or programs, and the situations when one needs to do a Custom (Clean) Install and replace the data in the target disc. This is the case for all Windows XP owners or Windows Vista Starter. In this case you will need to migrate your personal files ... Read more

A:Windows 7 Upgrade Paths - FAQ


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