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# HP SoftPaqs for Windows 7

Q: HP SoftPaqs for Windows 7

What are HP SoftPaqs and where do I find them. Installation document for Windows 7 says to download HP SoftPaqs for Windows 7. I can't seem to find what they are talking about. Any help appreciated.

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A: HP SoftPaqs for Windows 7

Hi,Try this HP web document for information regarding software and drivers. HP SoftPaqs are drivers and software. regards,erico

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From time to time I use the "HP SoftPaq Download Manager" (HPSPDM) to update the soft of my EliteBook 8770w machine. But lately few SoftPaqs are causing me troubles:  Whenever I try to install them, the "HP SoftPaq Download Manager" forces me to restart the PC and after that the SoftPaqs reappear in the HPSPDM with status "Newer version available" ! How to find out what's going on? Does the HPSPDM creates some kind of a installation log?  P.S. This issue is not vital for my PC, but drives me crazy that such a "enterprise software" behaves like that.

A:HP SoftPaqs problem

May I ask some of the Admins to move this to the "Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions" section.

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How do I unpack, but not install, SoftPaqs?

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You can unpack a SoftPaq by running it with a few command line switches.  To do this, open a Windows command box and refer to the following information:Unpacking a SoftPaq fileSp#####.exe ?pdf ?f<path> -s WhereSP####.exe is the Softpaq to unpack.-pdf is a run time switch that overrides the build parameters.-f<Path> is a run time switch that overrides the default path set at build time.-s instructs the package to unpack in silent mode skipping the welcome, license and directory screens.EXAMPLE:At the command box prompt (with Administrator rights to prevent access issues) go to the directory where the SoftPaq is and type the following: sp59909.exe -pdf -fC:\SWSetup\sp59909 -s

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Hello, I'm dealing with this issue since Monday and it's driving me nuts. I want do deploy the newest driver with the SSM for our Notebooks 820 G2 via USB Drive. Downloading and preparing seems to work with the SDM. I prepared the SSM and the USB Drive like it's said in the documentation, but when I start the SSM in update mode the SSM window pops up and closes without any error. It seems like the SSM doesn't find any packages to install and just finishes without doing anything. Becaus of that, I wanted to get a logfile, but the SSM seems to just ignore my demand. The downloaded files look like this:  I wonder why there is no *.cfg file but a *.html file in the folder.The latest documentation I could find was published in 2014. In this documentation there is no word about any *.html files in the directory, but there should be a *.cfg file.  This is my commandline entry to start the program: E:\HP\Treiber\SSM\SSM E:\HP\Treiber\SSM\SSM.exe /accept This is the commandline entry to start the program and create a logfileE:\HP\Treiber\SSM\SSM E:\HP\Treiber\SSM\SSM.exe /accept /debug /log:"E:\HP\LOG"  I'm pretty helpless and have no idea what to do next. Hope you guys can help me :-/  Sorry if there are any mistakes, my english is a bit rusty. best regards Jan-Eric

A:SSM does not install preloaded softpaqs

I'm also having the same problem but only with our brand new HP EliteOne 800 G2 PC's. I've updated SSM to include the drivers I'm missing (which is plenty) and launching SSM as a part of my Windows Deployment (WDS). I'm installing Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit also. Every other HP PC make / model I have runs SSM fine. Almost all the drivers are typically installed and the EliteDesk 800 (G1) and EliteOne 800 (also G1) both get all their drivers fine via SSM. I also include a "Extra_Drivers" directory within the SSM Softpaq's there I will typically expand missing drivers. After Windows runs a Windows Update (part of WDS), these extra drivers are installed. I've had to update the HP Softpaq Download Manager to 4.2.4.0 to capture the "HP EliteOne G2 23-inch Non-touch All-in-One PC" which is great.  SSM runs fine because the first component is executing Diskpart that creates the hidden partition for HP recovery. This runs perfectly on the EliteOne 800 G2, but NO other driver softpaq's are installing and the same missing drivers remain after SSM has finished. I always set WDS to reboot the PC after SSM has executed which is the standard task sequence I have built. If SSM reboots the PC then WDS returns an error.  SSM command being lanched by WDSstart /wait c:\windows\SSM\ssm.exe c:\windows\SSM /accept /noreboot /nu /nolog /to:600 /ti:"SSM executing from the Windows SSM Directory" Why are none of the new EliteOne 800 G2 softpaq's running? Is there a p... Read more

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i went back to windows 7 from windows 10. I have not been able to install windows updates since then. I would like to return to windows 10

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free

Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft

Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29

Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade

If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time.

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time

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The above 2 updates keep coming to my Windows Update but when I install the (2) KB's it says download not installed "Try again" and in History "Install Fail". Please help me, sooo frustrated at this point, usually don't have
issues

Ruth M. Stauffer

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.

A:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Hi,
Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.
Thanks
Robin

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guys i have windows 8 pro. i want windows 10 . i cant upgrade to windows 8.1 and then get the upgrde for windows 10. please help me. when i go to the store i dont see the windows 8.1 update nor the windows 10 update

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How add VHD (there is Ubuntu 16.04) to Windows 7 BOOT Manager. Help and thank you.

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Only 9 days to go before the upgrade is no longer available and i need some help please. It looks like the windows 10 was able to download, but not able to install but i don't know.??

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A:missing server Windows security center, windows firewall and windows update in services.msc

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

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I cannot figure out how to get all of my email stores moved from my old PC (Windows Vista/Windows Mail) to my new PC (Windows 7/Outlook 2013). Is there a way to successfully do this or do I need to give up?? When trying to use the export function for messages in windows mail it comes up with an error message to say 'The export could not be performed. An error accured while initializing MAPI.' All my email accounts are POP3. I did find the email stores and transfered them manually to the new PC but I opened them on the new PC in outlook then only a small fraction of emails was there and they were all jumbled up and my folder structure did not transfer. Can this transfer be done or not? Hope to get some useful answer. Cheers, Torsten.

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I own several computers. Some PC's and a mid-2010 iMac 27 inch. Windows 10 upgrade worked fine on my PC's. After I signed up for the upgrade on my iMac Bootcamp running Windows 7 Ultimate, Apple announced it will not support my particular iMac version. I
have tried to no avail to stop the Windows 10 upgrade, which has failed several times. I have uninstalled Windows updates associated with the upgrade: KB 3035583, KB 3033929, and KB2952664, and hidden them in Windows Update. Any suggestions as to how to stop
Windows 10 upgrade? Any work around to install the upgrade on my iMac?

Thanks, Jeff

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I cannot figure out how to get all of my email stores moved from my old PC (Windows Vista/Windows Mail) to my new PC (Windows 7/Outlook 2013). Is there a way to successfully do this or do I need to give up?? When trying to use the export function for messages in windows mail it comes up with an error message to say 'The export could not be performed. An error accured while initializing MAPI.' All my email accounts are POP3. I did find the email stores and transfered them manually to the new PC but I opened them on the new PC in outlook then only a small fraction of emails was there and they were all jumbled up and my folder structure did not transfer. Can this transfer be done or not? Hope to get some useful answer. Cheers, Torsten.

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IN Windows 7 my back up was working fine. I then upgraded to Windows 10. Due to heating problems with my laptop I downgraded back to Windows 7. Now I find that many systems are not working including the back. It just gives me this error.

I have already done the " restore default libraries" as suggested in some blogs but the problem persists.
Can you help me this problems and the other issues of programmes not updating automatically.
thanks
Sanjay

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Hey all,

Firstly I hope i have posted this in the right forum.

As the name states I can not use any of my windows security I know this is because of a fake anti virus i had at one point, I also can't install any other virus protection or firewalls onto my computer.

I'm assuming this has to do with what the virus has done with my computers registry, correct me if I'm wrong.

I want to restore my registry back to its default I have tried the reg restore /? command in cmd but it comes up with (see attached picture) and am not sure what this means or for the next step for me to take to continue the command.

Is there any down side to restoring my registry to its default as well?

A:Unable to use windows fire wall or windows update all windows security disabled..

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I have a Lenovo Y410P, I want to downgrade from Windows 8 and I whipped my hard drive. I also set all of the correct setting such as:Converting HDD from GBT to MBR
Deleting Volumes
Formatting HDD
Setting Legacy Boot
Changing Boot Priorites
Removing Secure Boot
Making OS setting for other OS
I have looked up my issue and followed various guides

Link to my laptop: Amazon.com : Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59399853 Laptop Computer (2.40GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB 5400 RPM 24GB SSD, Windows 8.1 64-bit) : Computers & Accessories

Link to guides I have followed:https://social.technet.microsoft.com...g-installation
Windows 7 stalls at

I am using a disc of Windows 7 x64 Bit.

Anything else I should add let me know? This is my first post.

A:Windows 8 Downgrade to Windows 7 Lenovo Y410p. Windows install stuck.

What does "whipped hard drive" mean ?

Why are you following guides about an installation error - have you had that happen?

Not sure what the question is.

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Hello.
I have an HP laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 on an HP Pavilion dm4-Notebook PC.
It has 6.00 GB of installed memory and a 64 bit operating system. Windows is activated and I have Product ID.

I download Windows 10 but could not deal with it and rolled back to Windows 7. Now my Windows Live Mail 2011 does not work correctly. I keep getting a message "Recovering Windows Live Mail database. I get part of my mail and part of it can no longer be opened or deleted. I have figured out that when I rolled back to Windows 7 a second database was created into which mail is also going. How to I rectify this issue?

I am not very technically inclined, so I need very specific instructions on how to fix this. Is there anyone out there who will help me. I have been laid off from work and have no funds to take this into a shop to be repaired, and I am frantic!

Thank you,

Tiny Trish

A:Rolled Back Windows 10 to Windows 7 - Now big Windows Live Mail issues

If the accounts are IMAP you can recreate them in the mail client and it will download all the mail afresh from the remote server. But if they are POP you have to work with the local database. Even if they are IMAP I would make a backup of the existing database.

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled (includes Windows 10 Pro) ?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 and reading "to be used on a system with an OS installed and to be used only to reinstall the operating system".

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Hi guys maybe u can help me. I had Windows 8.1 x64 and windows 7 x64 dual booting with EasyBCD. It was all fine i had it booting up like this

Then i installed Windows 10 Tech on my SSD drive and all of a sudden it went to this

How do i get it back the other way like the first image

Thank u guys here at MT

A:Dual booting Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 7 x64. Then added SSD Windows 10 tech preview

>>Well First u boot to windows 8
>>Open "Run" and Type "msconfig.exe"

>>Under Boot, change the 'default OS' to "Windows 7"
>>And check/tick "No GUI Boot"
>>And check "Make boot device permanent"

Finally Apply and Ok
Hope This helps.

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I implement Point of Sale systems. Currently our POS network may have a mix of Windows platforms, mostly 7 Pro and 8.1. Windows updates need to be installed, but we handle this process manually, with the setting "download updates but let me choose
when to install them". I'm looking for a way that our clients can sit down periodically on the main computer and install updates (during non-business hours), and also push them out to the other computers in the workgroup (which may be on a different OS).
Is this possible?

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Hello Guys,

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {4607241E-B41D-4829-B344-D50DBD8B6250}(1)
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

A:Windows 7 - Another Windows 7 build 7601 " This copy of windows is no

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514

Please run the following commands in an Elevated Command Prompt window, and post the results

DIR C:\Windows\System32 /AR /S
DIR C:\Windows\System32\7b*.* /ah
ICACLS C:\Windows\System32\7b*.*

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the CP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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just curious on what the differences were between xp pro and xp media center edition and then what was better about vista...

A:windows xp vs windows xp media center edition vs windows vista

Vista isn't out yet and there are going to be many versions of it, more than XP. XP Pro is the professional version, it has more options open, security options and all that stuff, but these options aren't exactly built for people who don't know what they're doing. So yea... more "professional" options. Media center is like the OS for really dumb ppl who want just want to watch media. It's all basic-like (http://www.lighttek.com/images/mediacenter.jpg), but it has lots of apps for TV tuners and dvd players and all that so you can use your comp as a TV.

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I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 pro. Now my windows mail won't send or receive emails. I have deleted my email accounts and have started from scratch but no luck. I have also rang my email provider and the reset my password, reset my i.p and they didn't have any luck also. Can anyone help??

Unable to send or receive messages for the Aztecdesign (phillip) account. The connection to the server has failed.
Server: 'mail.aztecdesign.com.au'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: POP3
Port: 110
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10013

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I've been try many option based on the forum, but all the steps doesn't work at all.
My Windows Store just open for a few second and then closed.
I try wit MSReset.exe but appear message "ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches The remote prosedure call Failed"
I run The Apps Troubleshooter, but i doesn't work too.
Thank You

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Can someone tell me how to get my windows vista mail to windows 7 live mail?

One problem: the windows vista mail is on a hard drive that is non bootable... I have access to the drive via an installation as a second drive on a windows 7 machine.

So I can see the vista mail folder. Is there a way to get the emails and import them to windows live mail?

thanks

A:Windows vista folder to windows live mail in windows 7

My original Windows Mail is currently on my Vista Gateway PC.

I recently purchased a new PC (Win 7) and want to move, copy, restore (whatever) all of that original mail from my Vista PC to my new Win 7 PC.

Some facts to know:

Email is on my Vista PC, version 6 Windows Mail.

I have set up windows Mail on my new PC (Win 7) and version is Windows Mail 2012

I already have some email on my new Win 7 PC.

Can I export mAIL from my old PC to an external hard drive and use that as the tool to import Mail on new pc?

Anxiously awaiting a response that will let me do this.

Don

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I have 4 primary partitions at the moment 2 of which are lenovo windows 7 recovery partitions 1 is the C drive and another has drivers for my hardware. if i did an upgrade on the c drive to windows 8 would i still be able to use the recovery enviornment to restore to windows 7?

A:Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

Without seeing the disk management screen (start, search, type diskmgmt.msc and <enter>), it is hard to be sure how your partitions are set up.

If you post a screenshot (Alt+PrtSc) open Paint, paste, save, and post the image (insert image button above Reply to Thread text box here) in your next message we may be able to advise you better.

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I have installed the fix to make WIndows 8 look like normal Windows 7. Now I cant right-click on Windows Mail to uninstall it. Please help me uninstall Windows Mail.

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this is a previous post on your site i have a similar problem with a few differences:

''Hi all

Short version is that I bought a new Hp laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. Didn't like W8 for many reasons so tried to install windows 7 according to guided installation instructions from a techie site google took me to. The installation stopped after 30 minutes, referring to a driver issue I believe, and I had to revert to loading up using Windows 8 again to get out of the dos error screen.

Now the system tells me how I get (inconsistent) blue screens although I don't physically see a blue screen, and every day I boot up, it reverts to the 'Windows Boot Manager' screen, telling me a recent hardware or software change has resulted in something missing, damaged, etc.

File: \$Windows-BT\Windows\System32\winload.efi Status: 0xc0000428 Info: the digital signature for this file could not be verified. Although Im not an expert, it seems to me that the file path mentioned above relates to the part installation of windows 7 - if so, how can I remove the part installation, clean the system up, and reluctantly return to W8? [btw - unable to get help from Windows or Samsung so far] "" My problem is the same as this person except I can not log into windows at all. All i get is HP with a little loading spiral at the bottom i left it alone for 2 days on and it never loaded windows. I was able to g... Read more A:Windows wont load \$Windows-BT\Windows\System32\winload.efi

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I'm have a very similar problem described by member Eterna1 on 9-05-12. I copied and pasted the question below. Here is the link Windows Update and Windows Defender not working
It was resolved then so i'm hoping I can get the same help. would really appreciate any help.

First I got browser hijacked in IE 8 when I clicked on a link from google search and it took me to a search engine instead. Then I checked windows update and discovered it wasn't working and neither is windows defender, firewall and security essentials. The rest is as follows:

Windows Update
When I try to run windows update I get the following message:

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.

Windows Defender
When I try to run windows defender I get the following message:

Windows Defender
This program is turned off
If you are using another program that checks for harmful or unwanted software, use the action center to check that program's status.
If you would like to use this program, click here to turn it on.

When I click to turn it on, I get the following message:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service. (Error code: 0x80070424)

Windows Firewall
Update your firewall settings. when I try to update by clicking on use recommended settings I get the following message:
Windows firewall can't change some of your settings
(Error code: 0x80070424)

Windows Security Service
When I try to turn... Read more

A:Windows Update, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall errors

Hi I would suggest you have your system checked by a security analyst please follow the instructions here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
and make a new thread in the virus,trojan and spyware area

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How do I uninstall the bunch of applications that came preinstalled with Vista and don't show up in any uninstaller? I have:
Windows Mail
Windows Media Player
Windows Meeting Space
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Photo Gallery
Windows Marketplace
standard games like freecell

I don't know which are part of the OS and which are standalone applications — I realise I probably can't uninstall Internet Explorer, but how do I uninstall the above?

A:Uninstall Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Windows x, etc.

hello ohana
those are all part of the os. but if you go to control panel > programs and features > turn windows features on or off (left hand side) you can turn some of them off. i dont know about uninstalling them.
as for IE , that is the only browser microsoft will let do the updates. so if you plan on updating .dont uninstall it.

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I have installed dual boot OS in my desktop.
WD 1TB (500GB windows XP and 500GB windows 7) ALL 32 BIT.
I installed the windows XP first.
The Windows XP had installed on first partition and 2nd partition is Windows 7.

The XP boot in to windows without any problem.
But the windows 7 right after showing the logo, then no display.

earlier windows operation=XP
Windows 7

Did I did something wrong?

A:Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot. Problem with Windows 7 start up

Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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i want ask, usually update applying at welcome and when shutting down screen right? is that normal if my update apply at starting windows logo? is that something wrong with my Windows 7 ?

Regards sle3pingz
Thanks

A:Windows Update Apply at Windows Starting / Windows Logo

That's normal. It's just putting the update to bed.

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the main thing is each and every install  windows update just searches forever and nothing happens after diagnostic tool it says Datastore.edb is corrupted and cant be repaired and each time it download the corrupted Datastore.edb
can they at leats give a proper service pack 2 for windows 7  64 bit ultimate that is then uptodate with working windows update that works after a direct standalone install of sp1 i use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i reinstalled the system allready
5 times each and every time the same problame that Datastore.edb is corrupted and windows update just gets stuck!
i how you can either releasse a service pack 2 so that windows update works again after a direct install of service pack 1
or a windows update that doesnt use data store cause its yepp Not working,
i use a amd 6 core with a amd hd 6700 readon and 8 gb ram
both asus motherboard and grafic
as it is now windows update is with windows 7 service pack 1= not useable !!!!

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I purchased a new notebook with Windows 7 in October. During the first weeks I uninstalled McAfee and replaced the harddrive. Since November Windows Update fails with error messages and defender does not start anymore. I made several virus scans (complete) with multiple antivirus programs but nothing showed up.Since it took my days to install various software, I do not want to re-install W7. I also have no good backup that I could restore. I am really surprised that there is not even a single entry regarding the error code in the Microsoft Knowledge base or elsewhere.I really would appreciate help.

A:Windows Update does not work, Windows Standalone Update Installer stops with error 0xc8000247 (Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 1810TZ notebook)

Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02219204&cc=nl&lc=en&dlc=en&product

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So after I have prepared the notebook for a user, I normally take a 'windows' image, (backup) before I SOPHOS encrypt. (as I have had this happen before). Since Windows did not load up on this notebook, I have applied the image twice after the notebook fails
to load windows, the third time,  I completely reformatted the drive (erased) and applied the image again. The notebook was working just fine before I applied SOPHOS and run fine before I apply SOPHOS.

Any ideas??

Christopher Espinoza MCDST(XP), MCITP(Win7)

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Hi,

I am using the SDLC Threat Modelling tool 2016 by Microsoft on a Windows 10 virtual Box 32-bit.

When I am trying to generate a final report, it discards all the different risk ratings for each threat, and instead of having the respective high, medium, low levels next to each threat, it produces a html report putting only high next to each
one of them.

Any help?

Regards,

Ioannis (Yannis) Kostakis
Cyber Security Specialist

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If you decide you don't want or don't like Windows 10 and you want to downgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you have 30 days from the upgrade date to do it, or else you'll need to do a clean reinstall.

http://news.softpedia.com/news/how-...back-to-windows-7-or-windows-8-1-488317.shtml

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A:Windows 10 Time Limit To Downgrade To Windows 7 Or Windows 8.1

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Hiya

This download is for Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6). There are four versions of the SP6 download. Each download contains updated versions of several .dll files that are included with Microsoft Access 2000, Microsoft Office 2000 Developer, Microsoft Visual Basic version 6.0 or later, and other Microsoft products that incorporate Microsoft Jet database engine 4.x.

Note: Installing the latest Jet update is an important step toward keeping your Jet database in top working condition.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT

Before you install this update, you must install Jet 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later installed. If the file msjet40.dll is version 4.00.2927.4 or later, you are running Jet 4.0 SP3 or later. You can download Jet 4.0 SP3 from the Data Access Downloads Web page on MSDN.

Regards

eddie

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I had Windows Defender installed under Win-7.  I did the upgrade to Windows-10 (straightforward).
However, when booting from cold, and after logging in, a message box has always appeared saying:
"
Windows Defender
This app has been turned off and isn't monitoring your computer.
If you're using another app to check for malicious or unwanted software, use Security and Maintenance to check that app's status.
"
I'm not using any other antivirus - just whatever came with Windows-10.  I originally thought that this would be some wrinkle that would get fixed by an update, but it's still there.
I've looked for ways to uninstall Windows Defender, but can't find a way to do it.  Typing "Defender" into the Search bar brings up an option saying "Windows Defender Desktop App", which when clicked also brings up the message box
mentioned above.
Is there any way to get rid of this message box?
Thanks!

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We recently did a Windows Update to our Windows Vista Home Premium operated system.

This is the update:
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330)

Installation date: &#8206;10/&#8206;09/&#8206;2009 2:42 AM

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses key feedback from our customers. Windows Vista SP1 addresses specific reliability and performance issues, supports new types of hardware and adds support for several emerging standards. After you install this item, you will have to restart your computer.Click to expand...

It says it did it on the 10th, but we actually installed it on the 9th. It always off by a day even if the date and time on our computer is right.

HOWEVER, this has changed the appearance of our system back to something that would be on a Windows 95 or earlier computer. I am very bugged by this and I'm wondering what's happened.

We installed an update for a 'Service Pack 2', hoping that it would fix this problem, but we turn on the computer this morning and nothing's changed.

The icons still have the Windows Vista look but that's about it. I would like to upload a screenshot of our desktop, to give you guys a clear understanding of what's happening however I click the attachment icon above but it doesn't do anything.

In case you need our computer's system information:

It's a HP, model SR5123WM with a ... Read more

A:Solved: Windows Update and now Windows Vista looks like Windows 95??

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I am woring with Windows Vista which I believe is unsupported and as I feel, but do not know would it be better for me to move to a supported system?

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Vista was officially released today. If your thinking about using Vista or upgrading, you may want to look at "Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP and Windows 2000". This will allow you to automatically copy your files, photos, music, email, settings, and more to your new Vista based PC...

A:Windows Easy Transfer For Windows Xp And Windows 2000

There is also a very handy tutorial here at Bleeping Computer which can be found here:Using Windows Easy Transfer to Transfer Your Data to a New Computer:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/transfer-your-data-with-windows-easy-transfer/

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Hello,
Start Windows + Exit Windows does not have any sound. All of the other program event sounds work fine. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Mike

A:Windows XP: Start Windows + Exit Windows = No Sound

Go to control panel / sounds / sounds tab.
Then check to see in the menu that a sound is associated with the event.

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I try to join win7 pro  to Windows Server 2008  domain and i get the following error:An attempt  to resolve the DNS name the domain has fail. All firewall are disable and all network discovery are on. I can ping the server and client by computer
name. Nslookup domain name return time out error. With windows XP i was able to join to the same domain with the same configuration .The client and server configuration:

A:Windows 7 PC cannot join new windows 2008r2 server yet windows XP can

Hi,

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.

It seems more related to server configuration.

Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 domain join displays error "Changing the Primary Domain DNS name
of this computer to "" failed...."

How to Prevent Domain Controllers from Dynamically Registering DNS Names

UseDynamicDns

As this forum focuses on Windows Vista specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows 7 forum:

The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly
can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.

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Will this work if I install it on the XP now and then run it to move files over to 7 later? I am asking because I have the XP on my netbook at my place and the files are to go on my mom's Win7 which is at her place.Edit: Split from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511628/windows-easy-transfer-from-windows-xp-computer-to-windows-7-computer/. ~ Animal

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to Windows 7

Can you please elaborate on what sort of files you want to transfer? A cloud service such as Box or Dropbox might be a better solution.

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I have an application developed in VC++ 2010 , it works in xp , it also runs in Windows 7 when i examine the run in XP function. When i examine the run in xp mode, it pieces a sequence value in HK_LOCAL_USER \Software\microsoft\windowsNT\currentversion\appcompatflags\layers file , and works well.
When i fixed the exact same value in the folder through an program built in VC++ 2010 , it does not work why..?
are there some other dependencies , that i should look into..?

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Someone can help me? have windows 8 RTM installed in my HP Pavilion G4
but after trying it for a month, i get bored with it
and missed my windows 7 interface
so anyone can tell me:
how to dual boot my windows 8 alongside windows 7?
or if it isn't possible can i downgrade my windows 8 to windows 7 without losing any files?
THANK YOU

A:Install windows 7 on my windows 8/ dual boot my windows 8

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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I am totally fed up with that handicapped deformity called "Windows Explorer" under Windows 7. Is there a way to start Windows Explorer from Win 2000 (both the panel and the file manager) under Win7?

I choose the Explorer from Win 2000 over that from Win XP because I like it more and also because the Explorer from Win XP calls some unimplemented function in ntdll on start (with an error) while the Explorer from Win 2000 in compatibilirty mode at least does not report any errors, just silently exits.

A:Running Windows Explorer from Windows 2000 under Windows 7

You can run Win2000 under VMware Player. But you need a key.

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Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "next."
If you do not have this disk, contact your system administrator or computer manufacture for assistance.
File: \Windows\system32\config\system
Status: 0xc0000001
Info: Windows failed to load because the system registry file is missing, or corrupt.

A:Windows 7: windows system32 config system windows 7

Did you install anything recently? I recommend going into safe mode and do a system restore and see if that fixes it.

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Hi,
A quick query... I have a Windows 7 install to which I added a Windows 8.1 install on a separate partition. This updated the bootloader software to Windows 8.1.
Now when I boot, Windows 8.1 boots and presents a graphical menu to select 8.1 or 7.
If I select 8.1 it goes straight to the logon screen of 8.1 because it has already loaded. If I select Windows 7 however, the machine restarts, then goes into 7 (Obviously because it needs to "unload" the Windows 8.1 environment.
My question is, how (technically) is this trick achieved?
Because of the restart of the computer, I am assuming a "one time" flag is set somewhere in the bootloader environment telling it to load Windows 7?

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Build 7100 RC fail to connect(fail to connect through win 7 direct connect and connect through xp mode)Will try our luck through newly released build 7600 enterprise.Build 7600 failed to connect to NT 4.0 too.But both 7100 and 7600 connect to internet or use outlook express to send mail successfully.

A:Is it possible to have windows 7 join a windows NT 4.0 server through windows 7 XP mode.

Hi Sanyulynn, Please understand that XP mode provides the ability to run applications that cannot run natively on Windows 7 within a virtualized XP image. It cannot control host computer. So, we cannot let Windows 7 Join a Windows NT 4.0 server through Windows 7 XP mode.Thanks.

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So, I booted into safe mode with networking, searched for help EVERYWHERE and couldn't find any. -=/ By the way, I could boot into safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, and safe mode with networking. So I used my system restore point that had made before the SP3 upgrade and now I am typing to you from the comfort of my Service Pack 2. But this ticks me off because I want SP3 on my system for the sake of those Adobe programs and just because I can't get the dern thing on there it bugs me. Does anyone have a suggestion for me as to WHAT is stopping me from have ... Read more

A:Installed Windows Service Pack 3 Now Windows won't load past Windows Boot Load Screen

Hi sirdanceal0t,
I had a similar problem when Windows XP SP3 was released it was only designed for Intel processors, so if you have a AMD processor it will cause your system not to load, if you are running a AMD processor if i were you try and get back to the System Restore Point or if that fails reimage your pc and just before installing SP3 looks for the patch/fix for your processor model, then install SP3 and it should all be fine.

On the other hand if you have a Intel processor i woulldn't know what to advise.

Swain90

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Can you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 without having Windows 8 on your system? I have a PC with Vista 64-bit Ultimate so I would need to install Windows 7 and it's updates before going ahead with Windows10.

A:Upgrade Windows Vista to Windows 7 then to Windows 10?

It's possible, but you'd want to make sure your hardware is compatible.I found thishttp://www.howtogeek.com/220996/wha...

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Quote:

Windows 10 will possibly be the last version of Windows with a version number. After Windows 10, Microsoft will likely continue with updating Windows system components without releasing a full new version of Windows.

A developer evangelist of Microsoft stated that Windows 10 would be ?the last version of Windows?, during Microsoft?s Ignite conference, according to tech website TheVerge.

?Recent comments at Ignite about Windows 10 are reflective of the way Windows will be delivered as a service bringing new innovations and updates in an ongoing manner, with continuous value for our consumer and business customers?, according to a Microsoft spokesman when asked about the statement by the technology website.

Windows 10 is last Windows as we know it - Microsoft to bet on Windows As A Service - Myce.com

and

Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions - BBC News

A:Windows 10 is last Windows as we know it – Microsoft to bet on Windows As A Service

Delivered as a service means paid for as a service, I see annual contractual fees being introduced.

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Since I upgraded from WinXP to Win7, I've noticed that C:\Windows files are located in C:\Windows.old\Windows. This happened because, while trying to install Win7, one of my RAM's chips seemed to be broken, stopping the process several times. So, at the end, I throwed it away and I'm with Win7, BUT, with the multiple attempts of install it, the system, apparently, overwrote the OS and, now, I'm using the "old" one.

Does someone have ANY ideas? I could reinstall it, yeah, but I already have some programs and huge stuff so, i prefer to make it as last option.

Since now, I thank you.

A:C:\Windows files are located in C:\Windows.old\Windows

That folder contains your old OS. Once you have everything needed from it you can delete it using Disk Cleanup's Clean Up System Files option. Disk Cleanup - Open and Use - Windows 7 Help Forums

You will have another C:\WIndows folder in the root of C drive for the new Win7 install. Do you see it? It could not be in Windows.old.

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I use my USB TV tuner with the media center pack purchased online "everyday". I got over (15) programs recorded with the-
media center, to make it essential for documentation on my hard drive, and to know why I bought a personal computer.
To see Windows 10 "upset" recorded documentation with no-media center, was a (let-down) by Microsoft's programming of the operating system.
I did the "rollback" to Windows 8.1 Pro in a matter of minutes.
Microsoft should consider the (full-value) need, with Windows Media Center added to the operating system.
Sincerely: Lee Vernon Payne-10/5/2015 - 7:04 AM PST.

Lee Payne

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I would like to know if Windows 10 received through using my Windows 7 Update will be also giving out a product key
to use later if problems arise. I may have to do a clean install at a later date or will I then have to pay for a Windows 10
product key?
Garyfargo

A:Windows 10 received thru Windows 7 Windows Update

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Just read an article that claims that Microsoft will automatically install Windows 10 on your computer if you have Windows 7 & 8. This is bad because I personally will never use it.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonke.../#3672c44175eb
"Happy using Windows 7 or Windows 8? You might not be happy much longer, because Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will now start installing automatically on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs?
The development sees Microsoft follow through on its controversial October roadmap which said Windows 10 would have its status changed in 2016 to become a ?Recommended? upgrade in Windows Update. In basic terms this means anyone who uses Windows 7 or Windows 8 with default Windows Update settings (the vast majority) will now see Windows 10 begin installing by itself.
The good news is Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will still have the power to interrupt the installation once it has started, but this still represents by far the most aggressive measure Microsoft has taken to achieve its stated goal of one billion Windows 10 installations by 2017."
Also google "how to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems". Just WOW.

A:Windows 10 Automatic Upgrades Hit Windows 7 And Windows 8

Sigh.. another blog from a known anti MS shrill.

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Has anyone tried that Windows 8 migration tool to migrate files, settings and programs from one Windows 8 PC to another Windows 8 PC? I'd like to know how thorough and accurate it is transferring programs and settings.

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I have Windows 7 on my computer. I rely like it. But I would like to try Windows 10. I have windows 8.1 on my Laptop and I don't like it at all. I am legaly B
blind so tuch screen is vary hard for me to use. I have Windows Virtual PC running XP. Can I install Windows in Windows Virtual PC?

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Hello. I noticed some slowdown immediately after startup on my laptop. I tried installing 3 OSes, all with the same results. After a couple of days, the computer will work for a couple of minutes, then DRASTIC SLOWDOWN that makes the computer unusuable.

A quick note: When I went to install each OS, even that was slow (I.E. the install windows were slow to come up, overall slow) I suspect hard drive failure.... Please help, as I'll be needing this computer for school soon.

The HDD speed is 5400RPM.

And what OSes did you install and in what order?

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Hi guys!

I'm having trouble installing windows 10. I have the product key, I have downloaded windows 10 but when I click on 'open' on the downloads page my screen flashes and wont do anything. I've tried disabling mcafee and restarted and the issue continues. Anyone have any idea what is causing this or how upgrade from vista to windows 8 or 10?

Thanks!!

Alice

A:How can I upgrade from windows vista to Windows 8 or Windows 10

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Microsoft has started advertising Windows 10 to users of Windows 7 and 8 with the window that you see above. First noted by a user on Reddit, this window is now being reported by multiple users that Microsoft is allowing them to reserve a copy of the OS for free.Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/windows-7-and-8-users-are-now-able-to-reserve-their-free-copy-of-windows-10Thank you to aworrior for noticing this and reported it in this thread:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/575296/the-real-reason-microsoft-is-offering-windows-10-for-free/page-5#entry3722140Edit: Another article, however I can't seem to access it:http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-begins-advertising-windows-10-windows-87-users-notifications-can-now-reserve-freeEdit 2: Installed the KB3035583 which pushes the upgrade (thank you John). After a restart and a few minutes, the icon appeared in my icon tray.(French screenshot I know)

A:Windows 10 being pushed out to Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users

Pushed out using KB3035583. Even after I hid it the update still pops up under Important updates. I'm glad I didn't download this crap update. Installs another process and puts a GWX folder in system32.

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Hey all. I'm rather new here and am semi-competent with computers, but I have no idea what to do here.

I have no idea what to do now. I'm upgrading to the EXACT same OS that the laptop had previously. I've tried using Windows Ultimate and Windows Home Premium 64 bit and I get nothing, the same stuff. Any suggestions? As I said, I do not have an actual disc, and I'm running off of an .iso file. Help would be much appreciated seeing as how I need this laptop fixed soon. Thank you!

A:Windows upgrade problems. Windows XP to Windows 7

So this laptop originally shipped with Win 7 Professional 64-bit and that is what the existing Product Key is for?

If so, the next question would be where did you get the ISO? I assume you burned the ISO to DVD?

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Hi, I had my computer brand new with windows vista oem and i need windows xp on my computer along with windows me so i used computer management to create 2 new partition that are 20 gb on each new ones and my windows vista one its something like 100gb so ok thats enough for what i want to use it for so i went to install windows xp first by going through the windows setup from boot disk it copyed the files no probs then restarted as it does and not it wont carry on from where it left off it comes up start windows normally or fix error or something like that but thats what it does, So i went on start windows normally there was no other option and it just goes to windows vista. HELP please.

My windows vista is my recovery disk oem
My windows xp is upgrade but i have a new install disk but my upgrade one is home edition which is what i want and my new install is pro. but the setup said its ok what ever disk i use.
My windows me is new install.

Jaymie

A:Installing Windows Vista, Windows ME and Windows XP

Hi,
I'm not sure you will be able to create a triple boot with ME, XP and Vista without reinstalling Vista - and using a recovery CD will probably reinstall Vista on the C drive.
The easiest (and best) way, IMHO, is to install the oldest OS (ME) first - on the C drive. Then install XP on the D drive in a dual boot configuration with ME followed by installing Vista on the E drive to complete the triple boot (but again the recovery CD will most likely mess it up).

In your case the installations of the different Windows versions would have to be performed "backwards" - first Vista, then XP and finally ME - and AFAIK that is impossible.

Installing XP after Vista isn't too complicated - read this. The trouble is you can't install ME after XP or Vista.

If you had two hard drives it would be possible to "fool" the computer - Keep Vista on the first HDD. With the first HDD disconnected you could install ME, then XP on different partitions on the second HDD. After re-connecting HDD #1 you could either use a "boot manager program" or choose which HDD to boot in BIOS.

Nicholas

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I installed a full version of Windows 8 on to a new clean hard drive and all seems to be working well except for one very unusual issue.

I went in to Control Paneland accessed ?Windows 7 File Recovery? in Windows 8 (back up), just as I did in the past with Windows 7 and made an image of my computer. The image was successfully made and put on one of my physically separate secondary drives (Drive E).

Once I made the system image, I wanted to test that it could be accessed in the event I needed to use it in the future.

I restarted Windows 8 with the original Windows 8 install/repair disk, through my CD/DVD/Blue ray drive and selected the ?repair? function and was able to go through the steps where it was detected and ready to be installed if needed.

When I was able to see that the ?image? was recognized and ready to use (if ever needed) I clicked on ?Cancel?so as to not allow the procedure to start and all shut down as expected.

I removed the Windows 8 disk from my drive and restarted my computer as normal.

Here is where the problem starts.

The system booted up and the blue windows 8 logo displayed as normal and the little white circular motion below the logo started in its circular motion, signifying that things are happening. The problem was ?that is all that happened?.

The computer was stuck in a forever startup. After several minutes, I shut down the computer tried it again and same thing, it was stuck in virtual start-up.

After some thought and a lucky gues (becaus... Read more

A:Windows Windows 7 File Recovery in Windows 8

Just a guess - the repair modified the BCD to point to the recovery image and your bootup was trying to recover the image.

At an elevated prompt, type BCDEDIT and see if it looks normal.

You can probably look for examples pretty easily in these forums.

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I've been just running windows 8, due to errors I can't upgrade to windows 8.1, so I want to ask that can I directly upgrade to windows 10 (from windows 8) ?

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Three weeks ago, my husband got a popup for windows antivirus pro, and being non computer savvy, clicked it and of course, it installed. It disabled the computer almost completely. No programs ran, it changed the internet settings, and made things difficult to do. I looked here for instructions to remove it, and after running spybot s&d and combing the registries, things returned to normal and I thought I had it contained.

Monday- he gets another one. This time Windows police pro. Again I turned to this forum for help. This one is nastier than the first. It completely disabled everything on his partition. error messages stating there were .exe errors on anything you tried to run. Taskbar popup stating "infected, install antivirus now" and the official looking popup stating that I had no firewall installed. I was able to get into the task manager on my partition, and on my partition, found the files that I could and deleted them. I had to run exefix to get anything to run at all. I disabled antiproex in the msconfig file. While nosing around, I found shortcuts to windows antivirus pro, which lead to the PAVRM.exe file, but it's nowhere to be found on my computer, so I think I have 2 going at once. I still cannot get anything to run. I downloaded malwarebytes - won't even open. Spybot won't open. SUPERantispyware only runs through the alternate start, and then just terminates without notice. I have, however, been able to remove some through short custom scans. ... Read more

A:Infected - Windows Police Pro/Windows Antivirus Removal/Windows antivirus Pro

Nevermind. It was time to wipe it anyway, so I did. But thanks! Keep up the good work here!

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Good Day Forum,

Name is Ivan.
I guess I'll start of with some details about my system and the issue I'm having.
It is a bit unique given the OS isn't the usual XP, it is Windows XP "Embedded", but I'm hoping it's not something that will hinder your ability to help me.
Now the issue is, and I'll be straight up honest, I'm assuming has to do with a P2P filesharing and is very similar in it's essence to the FBI virus.

* The USB keyboard locked out and render the naviagation keys useless upon entering the Boot Menu.
* Windows does not boot past the splashscreen.
I was able to get the keyboard to work by using a PS/2 Adapter I had on hand, giving me the ability to navigate through the Boot Menu and moved on to the next step.

Since my problem symptoms closely resembled the virus mentioned, I have proceded to follow the basic solution people use.
Downloaded HitmanPro App and attempted to make a bootable flashdrive. But unfortunately the only other computer I have is a 64bit Windows machine and I couldn't run a 32bit version I would need to use for the Infected (I'm assuming) machine.

With the Hitman app off the list of quick solutions I turned to AVG Rescue tool which is said to be less sensitive to the version of OS and was faced with yet another issue. When in Boot Menu and attempting to choose USB FDD (Flashdrive?) or any other option, the machine still attempts to boot from HDD and I'm hit with the windows splashscreen that loads for a few seconds and... Read more

A:Windows XP Embedded, Windows won't boot past splash screen, Keyboard disabled.

Update.

Got a 32bit version of Hitman app and made bootable Flash drive.

Got into Boot menu with a PS/2 keyboard.

Took a few tries to get it to boot from flashdrive, but in the end Windows started up and let me log in.

The procedure entry point SymSetSymWithAddr64 could not be located in the dynamic link library DBGHELP.dll
Mouse works, but the system stopped recognizng PS/2 keyboard, so I hooked up one through USB and was able to log in.

Everything loads up alright and seems to be in order, except a few files system files missing (i.e. vidcap.ax; i8042prt.sys) and I get a message to insert a Windows XP Pro Service Pack 3 (never had one)

I have scanned the system with Hitman - no threats found except a few tracking cookies.

I'm not exactly computer savvy when it comes to dealing with anything that wouldn't let Windows boot, but overall a very strange case here. I don't even know what happened or if the tools I used are responsible for my problem's resolution.
I got no responces anywhere I went online...perhaps because I have weird Windows chopped up speciffically to deal with my machine's firmare (it's a desktop Dental 3D Scanner)...so, I just have a message to anyone having any problems - Don't give up. ;)

Not to say this forum didn't help me at all, lots of great material here and I'll be sticking around to read up more. Thank yo... Read more

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Hello every one ...
basically my dell latitude d600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd am not sure why....
I am trying to install fresh windows in there, I don’t think there is any probe with dos setup everything is fine but to be honest am not 100% sure, so would you guys be able to help....cheers every one.

A:Dell Latitude D600 laptop wont boot windows xp cd when trying to install windows!!!

Did you check the bios and check that the CD/DVD Rom is enabled as a boot device and is searched before the HDD?

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Whilst performing a Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 update on my ASUS Vivobook S200E, an option popped up asking me whether I wanted to reboot my computer.

I chose "Reboot later", and then manually restarted the machine. (Apparently this might be the cause of the error since there are graphic drivers that get deleted during the update that get replaced when being restarted)

After doing this, every time I booted, I would see the ASUS splash screen as if the computer were booting normally, and then the screen would go black.

At this point, I turned the machine off, and tried using Shift+F8 to open the Advanced Startup Options. Here, I tried using command prompt and running "bootrec.exe /fixmbr", which seemingly had no impact on fixing the issue.

After this, I rebooted, and tried entering Safe Mode.

Whilst doing this, on the first driver that loaded, there was an error and the BIOS menu was brought up.

I quit the BIOS, not feeling at all qualified to handle whatever it was and the computer restarted, saying that the a driver was either corrupted or missing (I do apologise, the computer did this too quickly for me to take notes of the exact driver)

Ever since then, the ASUS logo flashes up for two seconds tops, and there appears to be no way of entering Advanced advanced startup settings - pressing ALT-F9 still gives a blank screen, as do Esc and F2. Have tried the ASUS diagnostic link (http://support.asus.com/diagnosis/Step1.aspx?SLan... Read more

A:Windows 8 -> Windows 8.1 Update gone badly wrong (Boot issues/Black Screen of De

I am experiencing the exact same thing. Am in the process of resetting my Samsung notebook to factory settings. Any luck or responses in your end?

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The Maintenance Centre of  Windows 7 gives messages that say Windows Security Centre is dissabled and should be enabled again.  When I try to enable it again, it shows the message : " The Windows Security Centre cannot be enabled."  The  computer has generally been slow the past couple days.  I ran MaxSpywaredetector, this showed a Trojan, but I was unable to remove any threats.  Running Malwarebytes showed no Trojans.  Could you please help me fix this problem?

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Deblauwe at 14:09:46 on 2014-04-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.32.1043.18.1978.825 [GMT 2:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

A:Unable to enable Windows Security Centre (Windows 7) and computer runs slow

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I am getting this error....and a timer and windows shuts down after 1 minute.
I found an old thread that said to go to
start>run>type "shutdown -a" I did that, and it took away the timer.
In the previous thread it said to download HJT and post in the malware forum, but I cannot get to the HJT site It just keeps saying the connection to the server was reset (all of my other internet sites are working fine)
I have scanned with Avira, MalwareBytes, and Ad-Aware.
How can I get HJT so I can find out what is wrong?

Thanks!

A:Solved: Windows XP Media Center, Windows must restart because DCOM Server Process Lau

Sorry, you can ignore this one. I got HJT to work from another location listed on this board. I will review more info, in the malware forum and see what others have to say for the same error.

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Help I am very new at fixing error messages on my computer. Everytime I go to the Control Panel and click on anything, I get an error message: Windows cannot find 'C\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe.' Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the start button and then click search.

Here is an updated Hijackthis Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:29:58 AM, on 9/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\BCMSMMSG.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3400 Series\lxcymon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 3400 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lxcycoms.exe
C:\Program Files\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\DiskInternals\Uneraser\Unerase.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

A:Control Panel Error Message, Windows cannot find 'C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.e

Welcome to TSF

My name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine, if you like.)
Please take note of the following:In the meantime, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.
Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. :)
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.
Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .

One machine at a time please. Let's start with the Vista machine. Please run these instructions on the vista machine. When we're done with it we'll do the XP one.

We Need to Run ComboFix

Note to readers of this post other than the starter ... Read more

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Yesterday, when I double clicked on an MP3 I'd just downloaded, Media Player didn't start. I tried using a launcher to open it. When that didn't work, I tried opening it from Explorer, but no go.

Today I wanted to run a search to make sure a backup operation had worked correctly. When I clicked the Search Button I got a blank Search Companion the color of my desktop.

Usually, I use another player to listen to music, even though WMP is my default player. And usually, I use Search GT instead of Windows Search when I'm looking for a file. So - I don't know exactly when the applications quit. I am wondering if it has anything to do with Windows latest update. However, I don't see anyone else posting about this problem.

My system is fully patched. I ran a virus scan and got nothing. Event viewer doesn't show any errors. Very odd. Computer is running fine, no problems except for this.

Suggestions would be welcome.

Thank you,
WriteNow
XP SP3 Home 32-bit
HP Pavilion - Pentium(R) 4CPU
512 MB RAM
160GB HDD

A:Solved: Windows Explorer Search AND Windows Media Player Stopped Working

Never Mind.

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Hi,

I purchased 2 new Dell OptiPlex 3010 desktop computers that came with Windows 7 Professional operating system with SP1. There were no Microsoft updates installed yet. After I added one of these Dell computers to the Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, I was not able to download several items. Below are several examples:

1) I downloaded the Norton anti-virus installation file. This file is not the full installation of Norton; it is more of a file where you execute it and it will download the full installation from the Internet like from their Norton web site. So when I executed this installation file, it does not download the full installation files. It just hung at the screen saying “Downloading” and it will finally stop with an error (don’t remember the error message).

Note: If I have the full Norton installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

Note: If I have the full Adobe Reader installation file then I am able to install it on this computer with no problems.

3) I installed Microsoft Office 2010 Standard version on this computer. I configured... Read more

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Hello, This problem just started today when i restarted my pc: any help fixing and allowing me to use my desktop would be lovely ^^

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 28-01-2015
Ran by Kristian (administrator) on OVERKILL-PC on 29-01-2015 15:04:56
Running from J:\farbar
Loaded Profiles: False (Available profiles: Kristian) <==== ATTENTION (Temporary Profile?)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
(Logitech Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\logishrd\LVMVFM\UMVPFSrv.exe
(Creative Technology Ltd) C:\Program Files (x86)\Creative\Shared Files\CTAudSvc.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Stardock Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\VistaSrv.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbvista.exe

A:Windows Defender and Security Client issues causing me unable to boot windows 7

Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 28-01-2015
Ran by Kristian at 2015-01-29 15:05:13
Running from J:\farbar
Boot Mode: Normal
==========================================================
==================== Security Center ========================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials (Enabled - Up to date) {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
AS: Microsoft Security Essentials (Enabled - Up to date) {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
AS: Windows Defender (Disabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
==================== Installed Programs ======================
(Only the adware programs with "hidden" flag could be added to the fixlist to unhide them. The adware programs should be uninstalled manually.)
Apple Application Support (HKLM-x32\...\{46F044A5-CE8B-4196-984E-5BD6525E361D}) (Version: 2.3.6 - Apple Inc.)
Apple Mobile Device Support (HKLM\...\{2EF5D87E-B7BD-458F-8428-E4D0B8B4E65C}) (Version: 7.0.0.117 - Apple Inc.)
Apple Software Update (HKLM-x32\...\{789A5B64-9DD9-4BA5-915A-F0FC0A1B7BFE}) (Version: 2.1.3.127 - Apple Inc.)
ArcSoft ShowBiz (HKLM-x32\...\{4653DA78-3DB2-4F38-A35D-675CA0AF49CA}) (Version:  - ArcSoft)
Asmedia ASM104x USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver (HKLM-x32\...\{E4FB0B39-C991-4EE7-95DD-1A1A7857D33D}) (Version: 1.14.3.0 - As... Read more

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Hello,
I bought A dell XPS 710, roughly mid September 2007. The pc was for me and college work. As i lived away from family during college terms the pc stayed with me until summer time. On saturday the pc was put into the back seat of the car with car belt + other items pinning it to the seat beside me.

When i got home i insured i got the pc to my room safely yet when i started the pc i got Windows cannot start as there is a file missing or corrupt (press R to repair)
WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

i put in the OS cd given by Dell with the pc purchase and attempted to Repair and attempt a reinstall of the OS the missing or corrupt file when i get a blue screen of death including
*** Stop: 0X000000C2(0X00000043X, 0XCA514000,0X00000000, 0X00000000)

i attempted also to make boot to cd this priority for booting, yet decided to change it back to old since there was no point.

I am hoping someone here can offer me assistance, oh yes also! (i took the HD, put it into this pc as a slave, copied the important files to an external in the hope that i could reinstall windows.

At this stage i am stumped, i think the HD may have been damaged from excessive vibrations caused by the pot holes(trenches) that existed on the journey. Irregardless i would appreciate the assistance.

A:Windows cannot start, file missing or corrupt windows\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2008 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 780 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 43767 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545-0504 laptop that I bought in Italy in December 2009 which is running Windows 7 in Italian. The computer is old, short of memory, and is running hotter and hotter, so I have been meaning to replace it with a newer laptop. But I am a professional Japanese-English translator, so on the new computer I will need Windows in English and/or Japanese as well as MS Office in English and Japanese. And for the last few months I have been in Montenegro (where the language is Serbian and it might be hard to find even Windows in English) and Albania (don't even think about it). At the end of next week I should be flying to Tokyo, and there I should be able to buy a new laptop to meet my requirements, though I intend to keep my present laptop around for some time. In the meantime, today the laptop suddenly started acting up.

I have had Windows Update turned off since mid-May because, after weeks of reading around and various attempts, I could find no other way to keep Windows Update from sucking up all avai... Read more

A:Windows 7: In normal mode virtual memory gets reset to zero and Windows Update is blocked

There are three other things, but I do not know if they are significant.

1. On my first bootup yesterday (the first bootup after the installation of the QQ upgrade) the computer stopped during bootup and I got a black-and-white screen telling me that the power source was not recognized, and to press F1 to continue, F2 to ..., etc. I pressed F1 to continue, and when I arrived in normal mode I saw that the computer was recognizing the battery just fine. Since then, however, I get this same problem every time I reboot the computer, unless I first remove the battery, hold the power button down for 5 seconds, and then reinsert the battery. I have had this problem a few times in the past, perhaps one or two times per year, and that is how I have always resolved the problem, apparently a problem of residual charge. But until yesterday I had never had the problem repeatedly. So it might be that instead of malware I simply have a bunch of corruptions to Windows that occurred during the upgrade of QQ. (But due to the aggressive way QQ hides itself and protects itself, I still suspect the presence of malware.)

2. When I booted up this morning into safe mode I received a popup message -- one that I received 1-2 times yesterday after I had tried inserting values for virtual memory -- telling me that duplicate paging files had been created, which might cause a problem. I checked how much virtual memory was allocated, and it was back to "no virtual memory". I specified once agai... Read more

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Hey guys. I made a post similar to this in windows 2000-xp-2003 forum, but no responses. I recently installed windows 2000 on my moms computer. Since then, every computer is detecting an "internet connection" in the XP Network Connections. WHY? Its slowing the internet down, and Nobody on the network can acces the windows 2000 files. she has no problems doing anything, printing-seeing files- you name it. The XP machins can print to my printer (since its on my computer), but nobody can acces her computer. can you please help me?

A:Solved: windows 2K makes ALL windows XP machines see Internet gateway in Network Connections

Ok the "internet Connection" thing came from the router I have (Netgear MR814v2) haing UPnP enabled, which made it do that. The File sharing is also fixed, the problem was Mcafee persoanl Firewall wasnt lettin me into her pc, since mcafee was blocking it.

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My computer downloads and plays music in the background when I am connected to the internet. I have rebooted, run malware antivirus programs and nothing, they say the computer is clean. The music stays muted in the background, but it takes up bandwidth. Please help

A:Windows 7 background music playing on Windows Media Player when connected to internet

(Choose the installer of HJT—Hijack This)
2. Run a Scan.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING BY YOURSELF.
(Doing so when NOT Instructed Might cause Unwanted System Instability, BSOD's and Even Render your System Unusable)
3. Save a Log file (On your Desktop)
4. Copy and Paste all the contents.

5. Paste them in the Reply Window.

I am NOT an Authorized Malware Remover.

The Log is requested by me only for Optimization Purposes, troubleshooting and removing applications that are causing various problems such as Crashing, BSOD’s and Freezing and helping the poster remove any incompatible application/program and driver.

I will therefore NOT help if anything related to Malware is found in your log.

The thread will then moved to the Malware Removal Forums for expertize assistance.

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Hiya

The Windows PowerShell 1.0 MUI Language Pack runs only on MUI versions of Windows, in which the Windows interface can be displayed in multiple languages. It displays the Windows PowerShell 1.0 interface in Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. For detailed information, see Knowledge Base Article 926141.

The MUI Language Pack does not include the Windows PowerShell 1.0 program. If you are running a MUI version of Windows, first install an English-language version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 and then install the MUI Language Pack for Windows PowerShell 1.0. For information about the installation packages for the English-language versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0, see Knowledge Base article 926139.

Each version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 is associated with its own version-specific MUI language pack. The MUI interface works properly only when you have installed the same versions of the Windows PowerShell program and the MUI language pack. If you have any other versions of Windows PowerShell 1.0 on the computer, uninstall the MUI language pack and the other version of Windows PowerShell 1.0 before installing the new version and the new MUI language pack. For details, see Knowledge Base Article 926141.

You do not have to restart Windows after installing the MUI Language Pack for Windows PowerShell 1.0.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

A:Windows PowerShell 1.0 Multilingual User Interface Package for Windows Server 2003

Same as above, but Multilingual User for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

eddie

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Iread the self help for this virus, created a disk of rem vims to use on the infected computer, but i cannot enter safe mode or DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by Greg Roberts at 22:01:04 on 2014-02-11
Microsoft Windows XP Professional  5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.511.29 [GMT -7:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
.
============== Running Processes ================
.
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASCORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
c:\program files\object browser\object browser-bg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
.
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
.
uWindow Title = Internet Explorer, optimized for Bing and MSN
mStart Page = hxxp://start.mysearchdial.com/?f=1&a=irmsd0103&cd=2XzuyEtN2Y1L1QzutDtDtDyCyD0BzyyB0FzztC0... Read more

A:windows anti virus master cannot enter windows advanced options window

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