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Wndows Store tile

Q: Wndows Store tile

Hokey Smokes, Folks, I clicked on the tile for Windows Store, and it has a variety of free game and other free apps.

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I am using windows 8.1 RTM version.
I cannot find my desktop tile or the store app anymore. I have tried searching with the search charm too. I checked various users and they are not there either. Some desktop programs have gone missing too

I will appreciate any help from you guys

A:My desktop tile and store tile has disappeared Windows 8.1

Do they show up in the Apps view, Apps Screen - Open in Windows 8 , if they do then just pin them back to the start screen.

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I did an install on one machine where it got rid of all my apps (fine by me) and am able to enjoy the Windows store tile along with several other tiles it automatically installed where updates are received automatically.

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I then installed another version (Windows 8 Pro instead of Window 8) which kept all my apps. Unfortunately, I have been going crazy for the better part of a day trying to get the Windows store tile to work and connect to the store where I can download the apps I mentioned above.

You just click it (both are on desktops), and absolutely nothing happens.

I've tried everything all the searches online suggested and none work.

I have 4 GB of memory, a display which is much greater thanb 1024x768. I have an ATI Radeon graphics card with the most updated driver. This is the same exact card in tthe other machine...

What I need is a solid answer my it's not working and what I need to do to get it to work.

Any real help would be appreciated.

A:Microsoft Store tile not working

btw, I also set the UAC settings to their normal default settings and also didn't work.

This is a lot of "bull" because the pc that is able to get into the Windows Store has its setting turned off. I then did the same for the machine that is causing me the problems.

I just can't believe that their isn't a definitive answer out there what is causing this issue. The issue is all over the web, but with no distinct way of fixing it.

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I seem to have mistakenly deleted the Windows App Store tile from my Windows 8 machine. I, of course, have looked under All Apps and it's not there.

Does anyone know how to reinstall this app?


A:Reinstall Windows App Store tile

Hello dg, and welcome to Eight Forums.

For now, you might see if this Store shortcut may work for you. You can pin it to the Start screen.

"Store" App Shortcut - Create in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Yes, I understand that to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 you must go through the Store in the Modern UI/Metro environment, but, well into the first day of the Windows 8.1 upgrade release, the initial tile for that upgrade is still saying:
'Windows 8.1 Preview'.

That threatens implications that I'd rather not contemplate.

Is anyone else seeing '..Preview' on the Store tile?
Has anyone ignored the Preview reference and chosen the download link beneath it?

A:Store's Tile Still Says 'Windows 8.1 Preview' On Day One

I had this same preview tile this morning. I didn't intend to install it, expecting to get a download link so I could see what the link said. Well, I clicked it and the install started immediately - took a good while, but the install into full 8.1 went well.

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I have noticed over the past 4 weeks that my Windows Store App Live tile displays a number of updates for example 19 - when you go into the store and click on updates there may be only 14 or 15 updates.

I know changes have been made to Skype updates and this is no longer available to update via the app - have there been any other changes I should be aware of? This is not just on one device but 4 in the same household. None of the Live tiles display the number of updates actually being available?

Previously the live tile and actual updates available have always matched?

Confused and would appreciate any help

Thank you

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On the tile for my store app there is a "1" in the lower right-hand corner. What is this? Thanks.

A:Store App Tile "1"?

Hello hcour,

That indicates that you have 1 updated available in the Store for one of your apps. If you like, the tutorial below will help show you how to check for and install any app updates from the Windows Store.

Apps - Update in Windows 8

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I am new to Windows 8, and on the tile display, when I touch a tile, i.e. the weather tile, a black screen appears with in the middle; this lasts about a second, then the tile window display reappears. I would expect that the website would appear, but it never does. Other tiles act the same way, but some apps are executed when the tile for them is touched.
Is this a bug, or am I doing something wrong?

A:When a tile is touched it returns to tile display in a sec

Hello Auricman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through the troubleshooting steps in the tutorial below may be able to help for now.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hey guys, looking for some help for a change.

Im working on a site in php. I need to upload a file and store its path in an sql database. It also stores some other information in other fields. i cant figure out whats wrong. Can someone take a look? Cheers

//gets mysql info

//grabs the variables
$make = $_POST["make"];
$model = $_POST["model"];
$colour = $_POST["colour"];
$year = $_POST["year"];
$engine = $_POST["engine"];
$kilometres = $_POST["kilometres"];
$transmission = $_POST["transmission"];
$price = $_POST["price"];
$details = $_POST["details"];

//FILE upload
if (is_uploaded_file($HTTP_POST_FILES['userfile']['tmp_name']))
$file_realname = $HTTP_POST_FILES['userfile']['name'];
$addnews =MYSQL_QUERY("REPLACE INTO arriving (id,make,model,colour,year,engine,kilometres,transmission,price,data_file,descrip,details)". "VALUES ('NULL', '$make', '$model', '$colour', '$year', '$engine', '$kilometres', '$transmission', '$price', '$file_realname','".$_POST["descrip"]."', '$details')");
copy($HTTP_POST_FILES['userfile']['tmp_name'], "/httpdocs/cars/$file_realname");

//succe... Read more

A:php : upload a file, store path in db, store some text details aswell

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Every time I go to open an app this message keeps coming up This App can't open Check the window store for more information.  Go to store".   All apps have a cross x in corner.  Up until 3 days ago the apps were working. 
The window store is timing out before updates have been completed.

A:Message This App can't open Check the window store for more information. Go to store". All apps have a cross x in corner

Did you make any change to your computer recently? If not, the most simple method is restore your system to restore your PC to an earlier point in time for test. Please refer to the link below for more details about System Restore.
In addition, you can use Windows APP troubleshooter to fix this problem.
Windows App troubleshooter:
Also can try to perform a Clean Boot to check whether this problem caused by 3rd program or service. Refer to the link below for more details.
Create a new user account the verify whether the problem persists can also be considered.Roger Lu
TechNet Community Support

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I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!

A:Default store apps corrupted (including Store)

Originally Posted by nardavin

I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!

Hi nardavin and welcome to Tenforums.

You could try an in-place repair to get things working again.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
That should do the trick.

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I have a 2 tb Network store on a 1 gig Ethernet, which worked fine on Windows 7.

I ran the upgrade advisor this facility and software was not identified as a potential problem.

However it does NOT WORK.

It just says it is incompatible on Windows 8.

The Novostore website is not helpful.

There is no useful information as to if or when it will be made to work.

Any help welcome perhaps Robinb9 will know what to do?



A:NOVO STORE Network Store Not compatible with Windows 8

I got a support notice from Novo'

It said 'FREE upgrade for our Bundle customers'

So I clicked on it to see what it said.

19Euro Admin Charge.

In my book that is NOT FREE


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I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!

A:Default store apps corrupted (including Store)

Originally Posted by nardavin

I am having some trouble getting the default store apps to work. As for the store itself, it used to briefly show the splash then crash. Now it is just an unknown file type that doesn't do anything when clicked. I have tried some of the more common fixes, like the powershell re-register scripts, but none work, all returning errors of one kind or another. At this point, would it just be easier to "Reset this PC", or is there another fix I may not have tried? Thanks!

Hi nardavin and welcome to Tenforums.

You could try an in-place repair to get things working again.
Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
That should do the trick.

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Hi just wondered all handy or generic and new apps available in apple store or google store(android) want to know why it is not been written in windows store .What is the reason for this, does windows platform has or have some limitations?

A:All apps available in apple store and google store

Ehm developers choose not to develop because of our small marketshare. Not enough incentive

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My Computer: Acer | Aspire V5 | Aspire V5-552G-X412 | Overview

As of a few days ago, none of the apps in the "windows" menu will open. My Store also will not boot. It opens, animates, and closes. I've tried many solutions, none of which have helped. *Note*: My resolution has not changed. It is still 1366x768.

Solutions I've tried:
1. Changing resolution: fail
2. Running "sfc /scannow" in CMD in admin mode. Result: stops at 53%, says it it unable to fix corrupted files\
Also tried opening the .log file. Says I'm not an administrator, when I have set my profile to admin. (I am the only user)
3. Clean boot, attempted to "sfc /scannow": fail
4. Using Microsoft account and local account. (I used a local account originally and tried switching to an MS account. This did not fix it.)
5. System "Refresh": says it is unable to complete refresh after reboot.
6. UAC was not changed, although I tried playing with the settings. Did not help.
7. My Anti-Virus has not been modified in any way. No firewall should be affecting this.
8. This happens on any internet connection.

I apologize if this seemed brief, I was trying to make it to the point while in class. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I may have missed some of my attempted solutions here and there, so I'm sorry if I did. This has been extremely frustrating. I really do not want to resort to restoring the computer to factory settings. Thanks in advance!

A:Store/Apps Will Not Open (Store crashes)

Hello Cutlass, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you have not already, you might see if any of the listed troubleshooting items in the tutorial below may be able to help with this.

Apps and Tiles Not Working or Responding: Fix in Windows 8

Hope this helps for now,

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I am running Windows XP Professinal but my PC came with Windows Xp Home Editon now i can't downlad microsoft updates because i always get an error message saying "the windows product key installed on this computer is not genuine" after validating.How can i slove this problem?

A:Wndows XP

Welcome to TSG!

Where did you get the Windows XP Professional copy from that you loaded, replacing the Home Edition?

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I am not technical using windows xp I have a question when using the taskbar I need to show or see many programs running in the taskbar but when I have 10 programs like firefox an others it disappears an arrows come up can I get rid of arrows an have more then 10 programs runnings ?

A:Wndows xp taskbar ?

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Where do I get the Taskbar in wndows 7 ?

A:Where do I get the Taskbar in wndows 7

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I just received a email from PCTV4ME and I wonder if anyone uses it. It cost $29.95 to download and supposedly works with Windows 7 and uses the live media. I have a Aluratek internet radio but this system provides both the TV & Radio. Anyone using this now???????????


A:Wndows 7 & PCTV4me

It provides some TV broadcasts from around the world. It does not provide local broadcasts in your area or the content you'd get from a local cable or satellite provider.

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I am not technical using windows xp I have a question when using the taskbar I need to show or see many programs running in the taskbar but when I have 10 programs like firefox an others it disappears an arrows come up can I get rid of arrows an have more then 10 programs runnings ?

A:Wndows xp taskbar ?

hi, i think this should solve this problem. Right click on the task bar the blue area then click on properties and uncheck group similiar taskbar button and click apply and ok.

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I have 2 different cd's with Windows 7 installation files. First cd starts installing as soon as i insert it it dvd drive. The second one i have to extract the files in order to start installation.
How do i make second cd to boot by itself like the 1st cd?

A:Wndows 7 bootable cd

Where did these 2 Windows 7 DVDs come from?

If full retail version, thhere is 1 bootable Windows 7 DVD.

If OEM version, the 2nd DVD may be driver/ app installations.

Regards. . .



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My mouse lags about 15% of the time, when I move it across the screen it skips across and isnt smooth at all. It happens with any software so far I ahve not been able to track down the problem.

windows vista
microsoft wireless mouse 5000

I have tried
a new mouse
moving the usb reciver
uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers
disabling java
disabling flash
updating videocard drivers.
Run antivirus and spyware removal tools

This problem happened suddenly about 3 weeks ago. I have had this mouse for about 4 months. But I do not recall any changes to my system that could have triggered the lag.

Can someone please help?

A:Mouse lag in wndows

Is the Mouse Wired or Wireless? If Wireless move the receiver to the front of the system (for desktops)--never-mind its wireless (i should pay attention to details a bit more )

I think this is the latest driver/ software:

Both are in English, if other language;

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When I open my PC I recieve the following message " wndows privacy_danger " and 1/4 of my screen is in white how could I fight it knowing that I faced recently a virus "Trojan " and others and I overcame this using the free download of Avg Antivirus . How could I solvce the a/m issue ?

A:wndows privacy_danger

When you open the case, or when you open My Computer?

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1. All my restore points are not restored. Some are restorable why this difference? What care I should take to create restore points?

2. Can this restore win xp to set the xp system to its default settings.
For instance, when spooler subsystem application error appeared, it has been restored to default status using microsofts recommended tool. Now the spoor subsystem error doesnot appear. But I am not able to install the printer after the application of spooler subsystem application.

Can I use this erd commander to restore windows XP's default condition so that all the subsystems are made operational?

kindly advise.


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i want load windows7 in my laptop fujitsu lifebook lh532

A:how to install wndows 7

Why do you want to install Windows 7? According to the data sheet for your model, it comes with either Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed. Which operating system did your system come with and is it running properly now? If the computer came with Windows 8 then there is no reason to install Windows 7. Windows 8, when operated from the Desktop, looks and acts pretty much like Windows 7 if you install the $5 application Start8.

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Im trying to install the windows 7 beta on my pc.

When i switch on the computer and boot from the install cd, a few moments in a get
STOP: 0x0000005c(0x0000010B, 0x00000001,0x00000000,0x00000000) on a blue screen.

If i start the setup once my XP is booted a few moments into it i get Windows installation encountered an unexpected error.Verify that the installation files are accessible and restart the installation. Error Code: 0xC0000005

its not the disc because the install progresses further on my laptop.
any ideas are appreciated

A:Wndows 7 Install Help

Hello & welcome to tech guy forum.

Are you installing from within XP, or booting to the 7 DVD to run setup?

What are specs of the PC?
cpu type & speed
MB ram
HDD size

Verify that all of your hardware is compatible with Vista. If it isn't compatible with Vista, it will probably be incompatible with 7.

Try this.


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If any one can please help I'd appreciate it.

form one day to the next my somewhat old computer running Windows XP died. On trying to start it it tells me the file windows\system32\config\system cannot be found or is corrupt. it suggests i repair this with the Windows starup CD and that I press 'r" at the first screen, which I do but nothing happens.

I get a blue screen that says Windows Starup . At the bottom it tells me first Setup is loading files (windows executive) then (hardware abstraction layer) then (kernel debugger dll)

Then it tells me XXX.sys could not be loaded where xxx changes every time i try this (the last time it was setupdd.sys -- other time it was isapnp.sys)

It says "The eror code is 14. Setpup cannot continue Press any key to quit"

Any suggestion on how I can get past this?

many thanks

A:Wndows XP will not boot

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I am getting ready to upgrade my mother-in-law's computer. I am not for sure on the specifics yet, I do know that she is running Windows 98, 17GB hard drive and the processor is roughly 1.0 Ghz.(I do not know if it is a Pentium or other.) I want to upgrade here operating system to Windows XP Home and was just wondering if I will be running into hardware compatibility issues with the older components, i.e. modems, monitor, cd-rom, cd-r, floppy, etc.
Thanks for any insights you may have.

A:Wndows XP Upgrade

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can I install XP without a CD drive? I have a think pad, and I want to wipe it and install xp but the cd drive isn't working.

A:installing wndows XP

It is far easier to connect an external cd or ascertain unless you know what is wrong with the existing one OR does the computer not have a recovery partition on the hard drive

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1) Yes, I installed it on top of the Windows 8 free Preview Edition, and it works fine. You do not need to install it on top of XP, Vista, or 7.

2) I easily installed a Start button on the classic desktop. Reports that MS would make that impossible are not true.

3) No gadgets! And it won't let you install them, nor will it let you install Yahoo Widgets. I quickly found a free program and I'm happily running gadgets.

4) I can't find the anti-virus program.

5) As with the preview version, I turn off the password, and it keeps turning itself back on.

6) Internet Explorer 10 works great.

A:I just installed Wndows 8 Pro, and...

#2 - Would you please share what you did to get your start button? I'm using "Classic Shell", but would rather not have to install anything if there is a way to do it through the OS.

#4 - Windows Defender (look in control panel) has replaced MS security essentials. It even looks like MSE when launched.

#6 - IE 10 seems ok. There are some quirks I'm trying to get used to, and some sites I go to have a few issues with it.

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I made the mistake of simply clicking a picture on Facebook. Firefox crashed and I had to restart my computer only to find that it wouldn't reboot again.
When I turn on my laptop, all goes well until the splash screen where the boot is interrupted by an error message from Windows Boot Manager saying:

"Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1 Insert our Windows installation disc and restart your computer
2 Choose your language settings, and then click "Next"
3 Click "repair your computer"

If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.

File: \Windows\system32\winload.exe
Status: 0xc000000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt."

As directed, I put in my windows installation disc and followed through wit the instructions. However, when I try to run system repair nothing happens besides the loading icon. I am not able to reinstall windows either, the same result occurs.
If I try to boot in safe mode by pressing F8, I am brought back to the previously mentioned Windows Boot Manager screen.
I am running windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I will be checking this post quite often until resolved, so if you need any additional info please let me know!

Thank you for your time.

A:Cannot boot Wndows 7

Lets give it a try. You will need a USB Flash drive.Download the appropriate version for your system of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.Enter System Recovery Options. (If you cannot reach the Advanced Boot Options, you can use the install CD to reach the System Recovery Options)To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:Restart the computer.As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.Click on Repair your computer menu item.Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.Select your user account and click Next.On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:Startup RepairSystem RestoreWindows Complete PC RestoreWindows Memory Diagnostic ToolCommand PromptSelect Command PromptIn the command window type in notepad and press Enter.The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.The tool will start to run.When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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Ever since loading Wise Clean up, My automatic windows updates stopped.  Get error 802466008.  Followed the instructions to start BTS , but get message Windows could not start Backround intelligent Transfer on local computer. For more informaton Review Systen event log ( where is that?).  If this is a non- Microsoft Service, contact the service vendor & refer to service specific error code 2147024894.  Ran Fix it, but program could not fix errors,  Help.

A:Cannot get update wndows 7

It may be a blessing in disguise!  Will save you the pains of fighting off W10!

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Sorry this is kind of vague problem description but i dont know when or why this would have happen.Its been like this for a while and Id like to fix it now.But only thing i can say is i get this Message When trying to turn on my Windows firewall: I dont even know where to start with fixing this.

A:Wndows Firewall

Go to Start -> Run..., and type inservices.mscGo to the windows firewall service (should be close to the bottom)Right click it, hit properties.Set the dropdown box to "Automatic" and click the start button, as shown here once completed: Then see if the error still occurs.Billy3

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Hello, I caused this trouble myself !

I hope someone can help me out of it.

I was not aware that after buying Win7 (64 bit and 32 bit disks in one package) that I would only be able to install either the 64 or the 32 bit ,but not both.

I hade made the purchase so that I could run a couple of programs which are not suitable for 64 bit win7. My thoughts were that I could dual boot into 32 for those and have 64 bit for more demanding software. It seemed like a good idea at the time!

I formatted the disk which had held my previous Vista 64 and installed for a dual boot of win7. It all worked OK and I activated it successfully and all was well for a couple of days, but then kicked up a fuss about the activation.

I assume all of this is because M/S don't want me to do as I have described .

I have now reactivated the 32 bit and working from there via disk management, tried to format the partition which held the 64 bit.

I get message to the effect that windows cannot format that drive.
Can you advise me on a couple of things please?

Am I right in assuming that it is microsoft not allowing me to use both flavours of win 7 on one pc?

How can I reformat the 64 bit partition?

Hope you can help and thanks

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From time to time when I check for updates to windows xp there is one their that is for "net framework" undate. I haven't updated this yet. What is it? and should I update?

A:Wndows net frame

.NET framework is an API.In short, an API is a program that doesn't do anything on it's own, but allows you to write other programs more easily.For example, a programmer can write his own to code to do common stuff like formatting the date, displaying a dialog box, etc.But it would be much easier to write one generic API, and have everyone use that.I'm not sure which update you're seeing, there are several related to .NET:o If it's an UPDATE then you'll want it, it will probably fix security and stability issues.o If it's the .NET package then you don't need it, but it would not harm installing it (Takes a while though).

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hey there people im new here so please bear with me lol.
my system is a windows xp pro machine with sp3 update installed.
it has a 60gig hardrive as well.
i have been locked out of my system by a stupid prank played on me by one of my friends, by changing my user login password i can now not log back into windows.
when i question my friend about this he came back around to put the user login password in for me.
unfortunatly he now no longer remembers it and i still cant cant gain access.
i would use my windows xp cd to gain access but that has been scracthed and i cant even make a back up copy.
my computer is a compaq laptop with 60gig hdd and its full of personal documents and work stuff.
so if anyone has ay ideas on how to gan access???
wuld be awesome thanks.

A:wndows xp pro lockout

hello rjwoodieWhile I do sympathize with your unfortunate situation, it is against forum policy to provide assistance on circumventing any security measures. Wish I could do more for you. ~Blade

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Hi, when I choose Inst?llningar ( in Swedish ) and then Windows update I receive a new windows with some choosw like Windows Update, but all is blank in then windows and nothing happens when I click the items in the left raw. All the other choose ( like networks and accounts works alright. How will I search for updates ? / Thommy Johansson

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Recently I've been experiencing BSODs during shutdowns (this morning the computer hung for several minutes while shutting down). I've attached the required dump file as instructed...please advise me, thanks!

Computer Specs:
CoolerMaster Storm Sniper case
Mother Board: ASUS Rampage II Extreme
CPU & Speed: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.6 Ghz (OC'd 3.65)
System Memory: Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 6GB (3x2GB) CL8
Power Supply: Corsair HX 1000W Modular Dual 9800 GX2 Capable
Video Card: 2x GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP Edition [QUAD SLI configuration]
Sound Card: Creative Labs X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V8
Hard Drives: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB SATA 10k rpm 16MB
Samsung HD103UJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64-Bit OEM (RTM-FINAL)

Razer Lycosa Programmable Backlit Gaming Keyboard
Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP 30-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
Logitech Z5500 Speaker System

A:BSOD with Wndows 7 Ultimate

Please set your system to create minidump files:

Please locate a file named MEMORY.DMP in C:\Windows - zip it up, then upload the .zip file to a file sharing site (I like, then share it out and post the URL for it in your next post here.

There have been several STOP 0x9f and one STOP 0x3b errors - so the dump file (from the 2nd paragraph) is needed to see what's going on. Once the system is set for minidumps, please upload any dump files that are created (they'll be in C:\Windows\Minidump) directly to this site (by zipping them and attaching/uploading them).

Meanwhile, uninstall your audio drivers, and then install the latest available version from the Creative website. I would also update your motherboard/chipset drivers.

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In the last few days my screen has started to act strange, it goes black for a few seconds and then corrects itself, also at the same time a nimmised application appears called 'bkrsaver' however this name does not appear in my process list and will not maximise nor does a search of my system find anything. Can you help?

my Highjack this log is below

Hijack This Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.3 (BETA)
Scan saved at 20:00:10, on 20/02/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18882)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\ePower\ePower_DMC.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\x86\eDSLoader.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Empowering Technology\eAudio\eAudio.exe
C:\Program Files\NewTech Infosystems\NTI Backup Now 5\BkupTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\Acer Bio Protection\PdtWzd.exe
D:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Smart Security\egui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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Firstly sorry if this is on the wrong board...
I have a Pakard Bell Easynote TJ71, i am goin to college next year and will need access to final cut pro, instead of buying a new mac, i would like to know if i can dual boot my pc?

My specs are:AMD Turion ll X2 M500, 2.0Ghz Dual-Core
2x 2Gb Memory
AMD M880G with Radeon HD 4200
I have windows 7 home premium Os installed
Can anyone help?

A:Dual Boot Wndows And Mac

Hello AtomicSuperman, welcome to Seven Forums!

Have you considered using VirtualBox to run a Mac? It may be less trouble if you could.

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How do I solve this Problem?
Windows - Corrupt File
The file or directory
C:\WINDOWS\Temp\avg_secure_search.log is corrupt and unreadable. Please run the Chkdsk utility.

A:Wndows - Corrupt File

It's an AVG log file in the Temp folder.
Download TFC and save it to your desktop.

Close All running applications.
Double-click on the TFC icon.
Click on the Start button.
When it has finished - press Ok to restart your Pc to finish the cleanup process.

Let us know it that works.

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When trying to open Windows Defender, nothing happens. When trying to initiate a Windows Defender scan from within Control Panel, the following message appears:

"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions placed on this computer. Please contact system administrator."

I am, of course, same. Whatever shall I do???

A:Windows defender (wndows 7)

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I need to know that how can i increase the highlighted item

I have everything correct
I have intel core 2 duo 2.93 GHz, DG41RQ motherboard, 3GB Ram DDR2, Nvidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB,
What am i missing here?

A:Wndows Experience Index

Graphics card may not be supporting Aero do you have all the drivers in for the card and not the generic microsoft ones?

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Recently I had a problem with my Windows 2000 operating system and I had to repair an existing application. Now whenever I try to go to things like My Computer Windows Installer activates and tries to install an application. If I go to Add/Remove programs from the control panel only icons of the installed programs display -- not the descriptions.

When trying to install programs from the original CD's it gives me a message that I do not have sufficent authority to do so -- even though I am signed on as administrator.

Anybody got any ideas?

A:Wndows 2000 problems

The quick fix is to repoair your operating system.

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when windows recomened the important updates i select download then notebook restarted and hen updates installing after few seconds screen shown sorry we cant update your windowundoning updatesplz tell me whats the problem 

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I got Windows 10 Pro as my free upgrade. Was wondering if I could downgrade to Windows 10 Home. I am thinking I can't unless I do a clean install which would mean I would have to reinstall all of my apps which is a pain in the arse. Aside from doing that, there isn't another way around it is there?

A:Wndows 10 Pro to Windows 10 Home

Originally Posted by sparker781

I got Windows 10 Pro as my free upgrade. Was wondering if I could downgrade to Windows 10 Home. I am thinking I can't unless I do a clean install which would mean I would have to reinstall all of my apps which is a pain in the arse. Aside from doing that, there isn't another way around it is there?

My thought? Sit back and enjoy the ride. There's no need to worry about using Pro in a consumer environment, you likely won't use many of the more-advanced features of Pro. And the advantage of free is good. Also consider that you wouldn't have gotten the Pro version unless you upgraded over Win7 Pro or Ultimate or Win8.1 Pro, kinda automatic in recognizing what you had.

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I'm helping a friend with her computer, which she was given as a gift. When she tries to use Microsoft Update she always gets the same error message. Update offers her the choice of 'express' or 'custom' and she always chooses 'express'. Update then begins checking for the latest updates, but after a few seconds displays the error message:

Files required to use Microsoft Update are no longer registered or installed on your computer. To continue:
Register or reinstall the files for me now (Recommended)
Let me read about more steps that might be required to solve the problem

She has tried both options. When she trys to read for more steps, she gets a search function and tries the key words 'Microsoft' and 'Update' the listed topics all give a specifically nubered error such as the '0x80072EE7 error'. When she tries the register or reinstall option, the site shows: download - 100% register - runs up to 100% then she gets kicked over to the 'Try Microsoft Update Today' page. She tries 'start now' and then, when the site checks if she has the latest version, she gets that same error message. What could the problem be?

A:Wndows XP Pro/ can't use Microsoft Update first question would be...why is she going to Microsoft Update?

What applications does she have installed...that require such?


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Help please!!

I installed a copy of windows 8 pro build 9200 from a friends USB stick and replaced windows 7 that my Toshiba Satellite L670D-13F was purchased with. Because Windows 8 Pro Build isn't any activated copy, I have had numerous problems with my laptop.

I have tried loads of way to try and reinstall windows 7 and I just cant, can anyone please help me as im stuck,

A:Wndows 8 Pro Build 9200

What problems are you having re-installing windows? Do you have a DVD of Windows 7? Do you have recovery discs for the laptop, did you delete the recovery partition on the laptop?

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I am running Vista and getting this error message when using Windows media player to watch a DVD. It has worked fine until a few days ago. This is the message. "Windows Media Player cannot play the DVD because a compatible DVD decoder is not installed on your computer". Any ideas?

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Hello all,

I have installed Windows7 in my Sony VGN-CR363 laptop. But the function key/ audio key/ touchpad/ are not working there is some problem related to drivers but i have Windows Xp based drivers and same thing available on the sony website. so anybody please help me how to fix this problems?

Thanks in advance,


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i have a Toshiba LX830-137but do not see an update to windows 10 available at present.

Does this mean my machine is becoming obsolete in just a couple of years from purchase?

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Intermittent fault sometimes the eyes all work, then other s the y,u,o,backspace does  not  work !!!!!
any answers???

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Computer people at store told me OS was corrupted, perhaps due to power issues we had. I purchased a new HDD and reinstall from original W7 Disck. Only get to screen 9. then monitor goes black and nothing further. Been sitting like that for over 24 hours. Is this normal? I already attempted install from disk twice, but same result. Should I let it continue to run, or reboot and start again? Just not getting to screen shot 10 or 11 on the install turtorial. Please advise on my next steps.

I don't get the screen "set up preparing for first use" Monitor goes to sleep mode and nothing happens.

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Windows Vista Home Premium
Model: Aspire M5600
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6. 00PG
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @2.2GHZ
1024MB OF RAM (DDR2)
Internet: Starhub Maxonline 8Mbps

1. When the OS startup it keep showing this two error which i attached the image below. Why is this so?
2. When the pc run of almost an hour and above, the pc slow down and keep lagging, the pc is only 5 months old. Why is that so? Disk cleanup and Disk Defragmenter are been done but nothing seem to help.


A:Wndows Vista problem

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!
Click here to download HJTInstall.exe

Save HJTInstall.exe to your desktop.
Doubleclick on the HJTInstall.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis .
Click on Install.
It will create a HijackThis icon on the desktop.
Once installed, it will launch Hijackthis.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a logfile button. It will scan and the log should open in notepad.
Click on "Edit > Select All" then click on "Edit > Copy" to copy the entire contents of the log.
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijackthis fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.


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Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me please.....I have a PC which has 2 windows 7 installed through a partition, Is it possible to return it back to one operating system again as it's very slow?

The second windows was added by a family member for another user but it's not needed any more.

I have no idea how to do this, I've googled around for help with this but can't find what I need.

Any advice would be very welcome.

Thank you very much in advance

A:PC partitioned with 2 Wndows 7, Can it be returned to one OS?

Please post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image from the Win7 install you want to keep, and we'll give you the steps to do it.

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hi .
please help me about my this i've updated all the necessary updates but still my computer crash..and i dont know what the cause of the problem .please help thanks.. here below, stated the problem..

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 13321

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 1a
BCP1: 0000000000041287
BCP2: 0000000000000030
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Read our privacy statement online:
Windows 7 Privacy Statement - Microsoft Windows

If the online privacy statement is not available, please read our privacy statement offline:
thanksfor help..

A:Wndows 7 x64 SP0 BSOD - 0x1a

Hi -

The bugcheck was 0x1a = memory management error; cause = unknown

The loaded driver list shows all OS drivers are vinatge Windows 7 build 7600, from July 2009. Your 3rd party device drivers are all 2011/2012. This is a deadly recipe.

You need to install Windows 7 SP1 and all outstanding Window Updates -

You won't have a chance for system stability until the Windows Updates + SP1 are installed.

Regards. . .




Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\103012-20888-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`03219000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`03456e50
Debug session time: Mon Oct 29 22:53:26.431 2012 (GMT-4)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:18:33.383
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
***... Read more

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i have hard problem
i have an external hard drive that it has 3 partition
i intered the name for this 3 drive
ext program
ext media
ext others
these names is shown in windows xp
but they not shown in 7
the inteteresting is shown of they name on disk managment and lable cadr of formating drive
this problem of my drives name is for all win 7 and not only for my 7
please help me i couldent have a profesional answer in iranian forum

A:problem in my drive name in wndows 7

Welcome golduser to SF,
My renaming of my drives that show up when I open Computer, all I have to do is right click on each drive and then choose rename and this rename has always held and is easily changed.

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I recently had my PC rebuilt (August '06) from a Pentium 4 1.8 ghtz CPU to this machine

Intel Pentium D 930 CPU @ 3 ghz
Microstar MB Model PM8M3-V (VH)
1 gb pc3200 ddr400 RAM
600 watt OCZ Tech ATX PSU
XFX GeForce 6800 (AGP) with driver 91.47OS
Windows XP ? SP2 with all updates to date

These were carried over from original machine:

WD HDDs - 120 gig and 30 gig (for backups, etc)
Sound Blaster Live 5.1
US Robotics 3095 Modem
3.5" floppy drive
CD-Rom Read Only drive
DVD-Rom Read/Write drive

Original build in August 2006 also had Nvidia GeForce 5500 with driver 84.21
And 400 watt ATX generic which were swapped out the begining of this month.

System random reboots started within a week or so of the rebuild ? PSU and video card upgraded but no change with reboots continuing

All peripherial divers updated to latest versions
Award MB BIOS flashed on build ? ver 4.3

Majority of reboots have occurred while in game play (Max Payne 2 & Hitman Blood Money). However have also occurred while using media player 10 and in IE doing websearches about random reboots, etc.

All system error reboots have exactly the same code:

Bugcheck 0x0000009c Parameters 0x00000000 ? 0xf7937050 ? 0xb2000000 ? 0x1040080f

Sound card and modem were removed with no change in reboot pattern.

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A:Wndows XP Random Reboots

Try getting rid of windows defender, its not a very good bit of software.
Its possible just doing that may fix your problem.

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Hello I have an HP 2000 Notebook PC and I have a problem with it. My problem is that when I try to delete certain things and or download them it gives me a error message like this

An error occured while starting ROBLOX Studio

Details: deployVersionedFile to
b4833\imageformats\" failed: unzOpen failed for C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\RBX-3DF182EB.tmp

This error isn't on my PC but it is the same exact thing just a different user. I have tried re-installing but when I try to open the file I downloaded it gives me this error! PLEASE HELP ME

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Hi everyone, I have a pc that was running windows xp pro until a couple of days ago. Nothing was changed or installed. And I do not not have windows xp sp2 installed. When I started the pc it would try to start windows and go into the options screen of starting in safemode, safe mode w/command prompt and so forth. I would choose safe mode and the system files would start to load and stop and hang on "amdapg.sys" file. I have read that it could have something to do with my AMD chipset. Which I do have. I even tried to do a clean install and still nothing, the xp setup trys to start windows and nothing happens it just sits there. Does anyone have any ideas on how to resolve this issue.

A:Wndows XP Pro will not load (amdapg.sys)

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I am the only user of my computer. Is there any way that I can by pass the windows XP login screen so that when I start up it goes straight to my desktop? thanks

A:Wndows XP login screen

you can do the tweak of the registrys or download TweakUI

there both on this page

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My new PC with Wndos 7 can't read the files on CD-RW's made with my old PC with Wndos 98"E. I get the message "file or directory is corrupted and unreadable". Also, I can't write to those CD's in Wndos 7. I get the message that the CD is full when in fact the CD-RW has a lot of space left. Any help?

A:my new pc w/wndows 7 can't read CD's from windows 98

You might need a UDF reader - how where the disk originally created (Nero InCD?).

Or you could try an laternate player such as VideoLan Player.

Roxio UDF standalone reader - this might work on anything except Nero InCD disks (if I recall, Nero had some proprietary SW back then..... but that was a long time ago)

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 830 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 7927 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941810 MB, Free - 888765 MB; D: Total - 11955 MB, Free - 1469 MB; J: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 953746 MB;
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2A92
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

Will this PC run Windows 8?

Is there a monitor or some kind of Touch Screen conversion to work on this PC?

Could I dual boot 7 with 8 in a partition after the recovery patition and keep it on there?

A:Wndows 8 & touch screen

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i need computer has windows xp in the hardsrive 2 c and drive d. can u tell me how to eliminate the one drive soi can retrieve my disk space it is consuming?

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Hello All,

I am using laptop with windows 7. It is not detecting my home wifi connection , However it is showing other nearby wifi connection.

In other PC and my Mobile device wifi connection is working properly.

Can someone please help me to resolve this issue.

Thanks in advance.

A:Wndows 7 Wifi not working

For the WiFi router in your dwelling is it on? Turn it off an on. See if that works for you.

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I need to synchoronize my folder from my labtop to my desktop's folder on Network... how can i do this thing in windows 2000 prof., Server, XP etc
Is there any option for folder synchronization in Windows or i have to install any Third Party Software...

Thnxs in Advance



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Hey every one,

For some reason windows xp keep applying the same updates over and over again when ever I shut down my pc. I think one day I shut down the pc before the updates were fully applied and didn't realize it. So now each time I shut down my pc it keep installing the updates.

How do I fix this problem? The only thing I can think of is uninstalling the updates in the control panel in add and remove programs. But then I thought, well, how do I get them back?


A:Wndows xp keeps reapplying the same updates...

Sounds like a stuck patch.

Try running windows update

Hope that helps.

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Where i can found Original Windows XP_sp2. Anybody can tell me its download link Please.

A:Original Wndows XP_SP2

Hi, Do you mean the Service Pack 2 for Windows XP?

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I just resized some patrions on my drive including the c drive. Along with this also deleted some partions which had some installations. After all the when ever i open Windows Explorer it shows the windows installer trying to "gather some info..."! Always...even when i right click on a file it opens again. I hae already tried finishing it but still it opens up all the time. I also tried reinstalling the software (Adobe Acrobat 8.0) but still no luck!
Please help me

A:Wndows Installer Prob

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Any body know how can i play MKV files in windows 7 ultimate?? or any codec???

A:How to play MKV files in Wndows 7??

VLC Media Player
VLC media player - Open Source Multimedia Framework and Player

KMPlayer - Download

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I have a similar post under a software forum on this site but this may be more appropriate here.

After cleaning up my hard drive and reinstalling many programs - Spyware Doctor asked if I wanted to block msiexec.exe until the next startup. I foolishly agreed. Now I cannot install anything. I went to and read "How to resolve Commin "windows installer" problems" and tried most of the methods that I could understand. I saw a similar post on this forum that suggested uninstalling and reinstalling Windows Installer 3.1 - which I did. When I Run "services.msc" and click on Windows Installer it is on "manual" and not "disabled". It says the service status is "stopped" but when I click the "start" button I get an error message: Could not start Windows Istaller on Local Computer Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.

I've had a message into Spyware doctor and no response.

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My new HP All-in-One just installed at my church evidently did the "Anniversary Update" to WIN10 today despite my setting of "ask to install updates." It has now HOSED Classic Shell, which is the only reason I would even consider using WIN10. It has also caused our church presentation software (Easy Worship) to lock up and freeze the computer. It did this after over 5 hours of installing updates which delayed our Bible study initially by 45 minutes tonight.

I "rolled back" the update (took another hour), and everything is back working again. Bible study delayed a total of 115 minutes as a result! I briefly tried running Easy Worship under WIN7 compatibility mode and it produced the same issue, despite the "troubleshooting wizard" indicating it should work.

I did not try anything else to see if there were other conflicts as I had to get our presentation software running IMMEDIATELY to have our Bible study, and to be ready for our 14th Anniversary service coming up this Sunday.

Will this "roll back" hold up long-term or will MicroShaft eventually HOSE the system once again?? Easy Worship has worked flawlessly in WIN7 since around 2009. I can't afford to be without the Easy Worship for our services as we are totally dependent on it for ALL aspects of the service.

The laptop we were using has become too slow and outdated for our use, hence the upgrade to the new system. I suspect that the more recent WIN7 "updat... Read more

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Hi friends,

I have a trouble with online movie. If you can solve it I would happy...

I am using mozila firefox 2.0. since last week I am unable to watch online movie in my current windows media player (new version), but it does open in older version media player...

could u give me a ideas to open with my current windows media player ???

Waiting for your reply...


A:Online wndows media player

Hello irsath

The Mozilla help forum is here:

But don't post there after posting here now. Maybe a benevolent staff member can move your thread to the appropriate section.

What I don't understand with clarity yet is, how did you test the old WMP and the new one WMP?
Which version of WMP is the older one and the newer one?
Is the movie playing embedded in the browser or streaming using the WMP software on your desktop?
Which version of Fx do you have? (check it in Help>About)
Which extensions/themes (addons) do you have installed?

What do you see where the video should be? (any error or message)

That'll set us off I feel.

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According to all reports the Atom N570 is a dual-core 64-bit processor.....granted its not powerful but is it better to install WIN7 64-BIT on it rather than 32-bit?

A:can you run WNDOWS 7 64-bit on an Atom N570 processor?

It is used in alot of netbook, and is compatible with Win7 x64.
You will get more out of the basic OS manouvers when installing x64, however x86 applications needs to be emulated to run. (Not to worry, not really noticable speed-wise).

Some applications does not run well on x64 platforms, so you should really check with the specific applications that you are using. However I would recommend installing the x64 version.

Review/benchmark tests:
Atom N570 Benchmark / Review - Reviews, News

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Ok my windows 7 machine is a i5 2500k 8gb ram and whenever I enable the CPU monitor widget the usage shoots up to 100% and 4 processes hog all the usage, any help?

A:[SOLVED] Wndows 7 widget 100% cow usage.

What is the name of the widget?


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OK, with that out of the way, on to the problem. My aunt's desktop is one I put together for her. It was running just fine up until a few weeks ago. Her two kids install pretty much whatever they want onto it, and I'm assuming have caused this problem.

The computer will not load into Vista (It gets to the screen where the "status" bar on the bottom starts to scroll across with those green boxes. It makes it 1/3 of the way across, locks, and then BSODs out on me), will not boot into safe mode, and when booting from disk, can not find anything wrong with the OS whatsoever, so it will not repair the OS at all.. I'm positively stumped on what is causing this!

I just want to be able to get the data off of her HDD so I can format it and start over. Would my only option be to crack the tower open, place the HDD into an external box, and take the files I want off that way? Someone please tell me there is something easier than that!

A:Wndows Vista - BSOD before OS Loads

You can also use Ubuntu Linux live CD. It boots up working from the CD drive and you don't have to install. It can mount NTFS file systems, so you can then copy off files into a USB thumb drive.

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Cygwin (pronounced \s??w?n/) is a Unix-like environment for Microsoft Windows originally developed by Cygnus Solutions. It consists of two parts: a DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as the Linux API emulation layer which provides a substantial part of the Linux API functionality, and a collection of tools which provide a Linux look and feel.

Cygwin is released under the GNU General Public License; it is free software. It is maintained by employees of Red Hat, NetApp and many other volunteers. Corinna Vinschen and Christopher Faylor are currently the managers of the Cygwin development team.

(please see the original WiKi)

The really cool part of Cygwin is the availability of Linux command tools without requiring a dual boot!
Launch the emulated login (\cygwin\bin\bash --login) {notice the windows \}and you have immediate access to
tools such as
egrep -i 'name="keywords"' *.html
find ./local -name \*.html -print
but once within the emulator, the Unix style separator '/' is used and the '\' reverts to
the meta-escape character.

Cygwin provides scripting tools for those familiar with Unix/Linux. If that's not you, then
you might be better off with Windows VB.

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i have a acer flatbed scanner model 640. i have no idea how to make it work on windows 7 ?

A:flatbed scanner on wndows 7 drivers?

Is this a 640p or 640u ?
The 640p stops at XP drivers, after Benq took Acer's scanners over.

There is this, but by the time you pay for it, you might as well buy a new scanner.:

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Tried the windows update troubleshooting tool which always reports that it successfully repaired a possible database error. Nevertheless, this error persists.

Windows 8 Release Preview

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hi jcgriff2
need help to install (sp1) had sevsral attemps
keep getting same error code (80041315)
can you help.

A:Solved: wndows vista (sp1 update)

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I will aplogize if I'm in the wrong forums! I have been having problems HP Games(WildTangent) on my new HP Pavilion dv6701us, recently purchased on 2/22/2008. I removed Norton Anti-Virus Protection and download Symantec Endpoint Protection. Now, I have a problem with HP Games(WildTangent). The WildTangent(HP) Games (Polare Bowl, Polar Golf, Fate, etc...)are installed on my pc. I don't have problem with regular games like solitare. I have performed uninstalled and reinstalled of HP Games, System Recovery, and change of video drives to(, which is a older version of video driver than which can on the pc orginially. Everything I have done was recommended by HP Support and did not work. The system recovery I performed took the system back to the factory setting with Norton Anti Virus back on the pc with HP Games(Wildtangent) working. So I had to remove Norton Anti Virus again and download Symantec Endpoint Protection. HP Games (WildTangent) is no longer working properly! When I click to play a WildTangent Games it will load up and then when the games is suppose to start it brings up a Windows Box stating "The program has stop working, A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Window will close the program and notify if a solution is available." The Symantec Endpoint Protection is offered free by my employer and I can not get the production ID number to used Symantec Endpoint Protection customer s... Read more

A:Wndows Vista Operating System

WildTangent is known for "calling home", so if there is a firewall included with Symantec Endpoint Protection, it may be stopping it.

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why do i keep getting message about stop running this script and if it continues could slow computer

A:Why do wndows internet explorer message

Are you still using Internet Explorer? Try this "fix-it":

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Hi I have a windows defender error problem not starting and the dialouge box flashing in my tray.

I use zone alarm for firewall/antivirus and dont want defender

OS win7 64bit

Can someone check my pc and find problems?

A:Wndows defender error problem

Hello -What makes you think that Defender is actually running ?? Publish a Snapshot using Speccy <<Follow These Directions

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Any help with this would be appreciated. Im running windows 2000 with automatic updates on but I keep getting the same update comming up. Its a security update for miicrosoft data access components. Anyway I download it, install it and then like 5 mins later the automatic updates thing pops up with it again. If anyone knows if this is a problem or how to fix it please help cause the microsoft site says I have to pay for tech support which I dont wanna do.

A:Help with wndows 2000 automatic update

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I recently purchased a new Windows 10 laptop (HP), which I presumed is a 'clean install' and I'm mooching around looking into how to create a recovery disk. Anyway, when I go into control panel, underneath System and Security I see a link that says;

Back up and Restore (Windows 7).

I'm wondering why there's a reference to Windows 7 on my Windows 10 device?

A:Wndows 7 reference on my Windows 10 device?

It's on all Win 10 systems. See

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I have recently upgraded from XPSP2 to SP3.(Version-5.1.2600.5512)
I have also installed IE7 and WMP11 and the other windows updates through automatic updates. But the issue is ...since autoupdate in ON, whenever Auto Updates start checking for updates, CPU usage becomes 100%. wuauclt.exe and 1 svchost.exe consumes that much CPU, and the processor fan comes to its extreme speed. But once the AutoUpdate yellow icon is visible in the task tray, everthing becomes normal ans starts downloading if updates are available or disappear if no updates.

Could anyone help me on this?

NOTE: I have installed the latest Windows Update (Agentwindowsupdateagent30-x86). The current file versions frm system32 folder are as follows:
1. wuaclt.exe-7.2.6001.788 (winmain_oob/wu_wsuswlc(wmbla).081016-1330)
2. wuauclt1 - 5.4.3790.5512 (xpsp.080413-0852)
3. wupdmgr-5.4.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

I just checked my Windows Task manager and there are 5 svchost.exe running. 2 with User Name as SYSTEM, 2 with NETWORK SERVICE and 1 with LOCAL SERVICE. Is this normal?

A:Wndows Automatic Updates Problem

Have you read this article
and the ones that it links to.

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How can I expende disc C after diminish disc D, and remain together C  new volume expended ?
Best Regards

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With my new Windows Vista I just found out that in Windows Mail you can't ck your spelling. A menu comes up reading: This language is no longer available for spell checking. Please select another in the spelling option dialog. Wonder how that's going to get fixed, guess another PATCH lol

PS THANKS for the replies to my other post.......

A:Wndows Mail Spell Check

Click on Tools at the top of Windows Mail, not the in the new message itself, then options>spelling>choose language other than english then apply, now do it again but choose english then apply.

Worked for me but the spell checker misses alot of mispelled words that it never did in XP

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Hi, i've been searching for this one and so far no luck...

In windows vista does anyone know how to create a shortcut (desktop or quicklaunch kind) for regular "Windows Flip" also known as "ctrl-alt-tab".

Regular windows flip can be used in aero glass with the keyboard shortcut "ctrl-alt-tab", now i want to place a desktop shortcut for it.

NOT for the 3D version which shortcut is widely available (DwmApi #105).

I want to have this shortcut for the regular flip, the filmstrip version wich even in aero I find more useful and quite better looking than the 3D flip version.

Also, any help in creating "desktop shortcuts" from "keyboard shortcuts" would be appreciated.


A:Desktop Shortcut for Wndows Flip (NOT 3D)

So really nobody knows...

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just had a call from an elderly lady whos PC i look after

HP windows 8.1 PC i setup in March this year
On a local account (no password, i thought)

She was asked to upgrade to windows 10 - so she did and now its asking for her password
the account name is Mary - so it is still a local account - but shes locked out with the password issue

checked over the phone things like caps lock etc

going to see her Wednesday - if anyone has any ideas meanwhile

Not looking on how to bypass the password - that would be against the rules here

just if anyone has seen this issue on an upgrade

A:wndows 10 upgrade - password does not work

Could she create a Microsoft account and sign in with that instead?

Microsoft account - Windows Help

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I have a netbook with windows xp pro 32-bit installed on it. plus i have windows 7 lite edition that i want to install on my netbook. ofcourse there is no cd drive. Now... i know there is a way to install it from a usb but i want to try and go one step further. I want to create a partition in the hard drive that will contain the install of the windows 7 and use it every time i need to format my netbook. (Just like HP machines....)
So far i know that i need to make a 4GB primary partition in FAT32 system, of my disk and to make bootable i have to go to the disk management and choose (make partition active). Every one says that this option will make my 4GB partition bootable. what i believe is that if i make this move, without making sure that the setup files of the windows 7 in the 4GB partition are goiong to work for sure, and restart my netbook it will never start again and i will be forced to install windows 7 from a usb disk.
So what i am asking is: if somebody can confirm that im right so far and what i have to do with the setup files in the 4GB partition to make sure that i will be able to start the setup of the windows 7 will booting my netbook.

Thanks in advance

A:Install Wndows 7 in a windows xp system without cd or usb

1) See this tut.

Recovery Partition - Create

But this is not a customised partition like the oem's provide (with drivers and apps that get installed during recovery), its just the contents of the win7 dvd.

2) IMO, it makes far more sense to install windows and all the drivers and apps, then image the system. Then you can restore the image everytime you feel like reinstalling. You can use free macrium or acronis or whatever.

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