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Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 10 During Its Free For A Year Phase?

Q: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 10 During Its Free For A Year Phase?

I'm sure you've all heard the news about Windows 10, the question now is what are you going to do.

A: Will You Be Upgrading To Windows 10 During Its Free For A Year Phase?

 I just wanted to participate in the poll 
 

Yes I will. :D

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So i'm trying to upgrade from vista 32 bit to 7 32bit using an official CD. Doing a clean install isnt something I can do b/c I dont want to lose everything on my harddrive. When I do the upgrade I get the error "Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation." I've tried disabling everything but microsoft services at bootup before installing, but to no avail. The compatibility checker thing doesn't come up with any problems before installation. I've got over 20gigs of space still on my harddrive, so I don't think that's the problem. I've also run the chkdsk utility from the command prompt, but I don't think it found anything.

Any ideas to help?

A:Upgrading to 32bit Win7- could not boot to next phase

Take it from someone who has upgrade and installed many windows machines. I know that you don't want to loose your stuff but I would really really recommend that you do a clean install. If all possible, borrow a hard drive from a friend or if your living in the states with our great customer service at Best Buy, Walmart.. you can use the drive for the time being and return it.

I know this is not the answer you are looking for but it will prevent a lot of problems in the future. I have heard of a lot of lower bench markings from people upgrading instead of clean from vista to windows 7

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"Microsoft has announced that its next operating system will be offered as a free upgrade to owners of devices running Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Phone.

The announcement marks a change in strategy to its previous policy of charging for major updates.

The offer, which is limited to the OS's first year of release, may aid its adoption."
 

A:Windows 10 to be free in its first year

We shall see.......how they eventually make sure you pay through the nose for it.
 

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Just recieved this on my newsfeedWindows 10 upgrade to be 'free' for one year - BBC newsIn my opinion this is fantastic news, as most of my devices are running windows 7/8.1 which should be eligable for a free upgrade.I have been toying around with windows 10 in a virtual machine and have found it's performance very good for a technical preview, have to wait and see what the finished product will be like.message edited by thomasad

A:Windows 10 upgrade to be 'free' for one year

Thanks for the heads up. Unfortunately the BBC news left out the fine print shown on Windows 10 page on Microsoft's site here. Quoted: ?It is our intent that most of these devices will qualify, but some hardware/software requirements apply and feature availability may vary by device. Devices must be connected to the internet and have Windows Update enabled. ISP fees may apply. Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 Update required. Some editions are excluded: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise, and Windows RT/RT 8.1. Active Software Assurance customers in volume licensing have the benefit to upgrade to Windows 10 Enterprise outside of this offer. We will be sharing more information and additional offer terms in coming months.?Also quoted is the need to sign up for email for the upgrade offer using your Microsoft account.i_Xp/Vista/W7Usermessage edited by XpUser

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I'm not sure of what to really ask, so let me just say what the message is that I keep getting!
  A window, that says you have 21 drivers missing  the performance of the screen is very poor at times,

   it takes over 5 minutes for my screen to come up, I can be on a site, and it will freeze up or just take me to another site,  and at first I thought the drivers was for a printer I don't have a printer, please help me and I do not have
a battery in it, I just keep it plugged in!

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Does anyone know where you set these settings up at?

ISAKMP Phase 1
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Main
Pre-Shared Secret provided via phone
AES-128, aes-192 or (AES-256 Preferred)
SHA1
Group 3
86,400 seconds (24 hours) timeouts
300 seconds (Confidence)
2 (Retry interval

IPSEC Phase 2
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ESP
Tunnel
AES-128, AES-192, or AES-256, (AES-256 Preferred)
SHA1
28800 seconds (8 hours)
Our network is very simple. It is just a setup where all computers connect to hubs and a hub connects to the modem.

I looked these two phases up and I don't see where you make the changes for this information. I can't find anything in Active Directory.
 

A:ISAKMP Phase 1 & IPSEC Phase 2

Point of clarification. I doubt you are running hubs. You're most likely running switches.

Who gave you those settings and what are you trying to accomplish? Those settings are to set up a IPSEC tunnel.
 

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OK, someone at my wife's work was having pc problems and old HP would randomly and often hard-lock on her and wanted me to look at it. After checking a few things, ram, heatsink, power supply, I told her that without parts i was kind of dead in the water, so I started looking for parts. Ebay seemed to be the only prospect, old AMD slot A MB with pc100 ram, mostly everything was going to be used stuff and she didnt like that so had to look for something else. I ended up finding a socket A MB, Sempron2400+/333 and 512 pc2700 for approx $125. After messing with the HP case awhile we desided to deep six the case I had a spare mini-tower that she could have, fiited with a new 400watt ATX psu. After getting everything together there is only one part left from the HP a cdrw dirve
 

A:Upgrading a 6 year old HP Pavilion

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I have an older Micron computer that I would like to upgrade.
Over the last year I've had to replace the H.D., the video card, CD burner, and 1 of the ram sticks. I would like to upgrade the rest of the out dated stuff. The CPU is the main thing I want to bring up to date and in doing so I would need to change the M.B. It currently is a 1Gig AMD Athlon. My question is: How much of the components that I currently have are reusable - can I just get a M.B. and put it in the original case and get a new CPU and Ram and reuse the H.D., Video Card ect.? What all is entailed in making this upgrade or am I better off starting with a new case and all? I just want to speed up desktop applications (photo apps)...very little serious gaming. I have a GForce4 MX 440 64 MB
video card, 60 gig H.D. and DVD and CD burner.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Thanks!
 

A:4 year old Micron, Upgrading Mobo?

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It's an 'about time' move - however, I'd happily pay for a version that was easier to manage. Windows 8.1 servicing is like trying to clear a minefield with a stick.
XP and 7 just ... work. Easy to manage, easy to trouble shoot. What was so difficult about this 8.x release? If 10 is just a re-dressed version of 8.1 I won't bother.
Waiting for the Tech specs to appear.

A:Free for a year? That's not the point.

What's wrong with Windows 8.1? I've been using Windows 8.1 since last summer, and upgraded directly from Windows 7. Reinstalled all my programs, did my own tweak, not even using a Start Menu Shell and I never had a single issue with it at all. If I'm looking for something under Windows 8.1, I can usually find it pretty quickly.

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I'm banned now CYA!
 

A:My Free new year Sony PSP

Spam
 

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Read more about what 10 offers in the link below.
 
BBC News - Windows 10 upgrade to be 'free' for one year
 
Microsoft has announced that its next operating system will be offered as a free upgrade to owners of devices running Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Phone.
The announcement marks a change in strategy to its previous policy of charging for major updates.
The offer, which is limited to the OS's first year of release, may aid its adoption.
 

A:It's Free ! For A Year...For Win 7, 8 and 8.1 Users

It's great, my own laptop and the Windows 7 laptop of my mom can be upgraded! <3

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I was thinking of trying this ..........CA eTrust EZ Antivirus 7.1 ( FREE Trial Version

One FULL Year ) at ...http://www.my-etrust.com/microsoft/

and before I download it , can any one please comment or offer advice on this programme,

Thanks............... mypenry

A:Ca Etrust Ez Antivirus 7.1 Free One Year ...

Wondering why you picked CA eTrust EZ Antivirus 7.1 . My past experiences with this program is it slows the computer down. we had that program in our school loggins took a very long time. There are alot of other anti-spyware programs. i could list a few if you'd like

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Giveawayoftheday has worked with Emsi (the a2 anti-malware company) and they are offering Mamutu. Just download, read the readme file, and sign up. Then it's free updates and tech support for 1 full year.Only about 8 hours left. Hurry up and sign up if you want a behavior blocker from a highly reputable company Edit: How idiotic of me. Here's the link: http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/mamutu/

A:Free Mamutu 1 Year License!

Thanks buddy.

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Visit V3 Software Store to avail this offer.

This is a ONE day promo, which will be available at V3 Software stores, between midday CET (central European time) Tuesday 31st of August and midday CET 1st of September 2010.

A:AVG AntiVirus 9, Free 1 year License

I must be too early since it shows AVG 9 onsale for the reduced price without any mention of the promotion as of yet. The AVG page there is seen at V3 Software Store - AVG Anti-Virus 9.0 [3 PC, 1 Year] - 62% off RRP

Don't confuse that with the other AVG link for the Internet Security 9 found above the av program on the main page.

UPDATE:

Upon going to see if the giveaway was up the buy option wants you to fill up everything plus an additional S&H charge likely for the cd itself. The alarm bells rang however when clicking on the "try now" option as seen in the image here where the VIPRE Premium firewall kicked in. Something is wrong somewhere! since the firewall has been 100% accurate every time it has blocked any site!

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One story that circulated a couple of days ago claimed that Microsoft would be giving pirates of their operating system a free upgrade to Windows 10. The news seemed a little strange at the time, considering Microsoft's previous stance on piracy, so...

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A:Pirates upgrading to Windows 10 won't get a free valid license

I've never understood where exactly MS stands on piracy. When I was younger and poorer I would pirate windows and it always surprised me just HOW EASY it was to do. Not only that, but features like getting updates from MS themselves was trouble free and all you had to do was run an "activator" that literally took 2 seconds. I've pirated games with more aggressive DRM and those cost 1/3 the price. With assassins creed 2 that I had to set up a fake activation server on my computer so the game could run and I still couldn't receive updates. Hell, I didn't even pirate AS2, just EA's activation servers kept crashes so I had to crack it just to play a game I paid for.

On one hand people who pirate windows want to use windows software, so I can understand the soft stance MS might carry. At the same time if they were serious about piracy it should be easy to thwart their efforts by not allowing them easy access to updates.
 

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I've been using a pre-built machine for nearly 3 years with Windows 7 and loving it. As far as hardware goes, it's rather weak for gaming or other graphically intense applications. It also only has 6GB of RAM.

Despite that, the Windows 10 notification for the free reservation thing states that my PC is ready.

However, I'm still skeptical about installing it when it's finally available. Will it make my computer's performance slower in any way? What if once I get it I run into a lot of issues and have to go back to 7? Is that even possible or will I be stuck with a useless machine? How buggy will it be?

I love 7, but I'd also like to finally upgrade to the latest Windows, not to mention that I'm a bit of an aesthetics kind of guy, so having the newest release has always sounded attractive.

Still, though, I gotta analyze the risks, here.

Any advice?
 

A:Risks in upgrading to Windows 10? (the free reservation thing)

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I am planning on trying Windows 10 again. I have a HP Pavilion HPE 270f i7 2.8 Ghz 12 GB Ram. I have tried the 10 upgrade several times first time I upgraded it installed and was slow. I tried using the go back to Windows 7 and that failed. So I had to reinstall Windows 7 clean. Next time I backed up everything to my external drive using acronis true image and tried again. I still had slow issue so I restored 7 with true image. I really want to give Windows 10 another chance. Question is I downloaded the free upgrade when it was free. Question is that version is before the Anniversary update. Do I have to install with the old version before the Anniversary update? Or is there a free version with the Anniversary already in the ISO? Meaning I want to upgrade using the newest version so I will not have to wait another hour or two to install the Anniversary update.

A:Upgrading to Windows 10 for free after July 29, 2016 cutoff

It would be better to do a clean install of Win10 rather than upgrading.https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/sof...http://www.windowscentral.com/windo...

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My computer is running 8.1

It has a 32GB SSD with a wee bit over 4GB free.

Will that cause problems upgrading to Windows 10?

A:Upgrading Windows 8.1 >> Windows 10 question...free space

Yes it will as the upgrade installation leaves a Windows.old folder which in itself will be over 20GB. You'd need a bigger SSD really.

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I already know about the trick where you update then revert, and the computer you updated on will be able to upgrade again for free after July 29th, but what if I won't have the computer I want to upgrade until after this date?

I'm getting a MacBook Air in August. I like how any programs made for Macs will work (for the most part) because each Mac has set specs, but I'm not a huge fan of the Mac OS. But then I learned about dual booting on Mac, and so I thought that if I dual booted Mac and Windows I'd get the best of both worlds. But then I learned that Windows 10 will only be free until July 29th, so is there a way I can 'reserve' the copy until then? Or will I just have to pay the $119 if I really want to do it?

A:Can I get Win10 for free after July 29th this year?

Someone else might think of a way but the answer is no. You can't get a free upgrade after 7/29.

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Yeah, definitely a great offer!
Q'man7 put a link in on another thread a few weeks ago which gave a similar (or maybe the same) offer. 
Already have mine in conjunction with their anti-logger; a lifetime licence to use their scanner, but I don't think I get the real-time protection.
I'd recommend it to anyone!

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From your nominations at Free Antivirus of the Year [Nominations Thread], 5 products have been selected for the final poll phase starting today.

The poll will be closed on 31st Dec 2015 and the winner revealed on 1st Jan 2016.

Do reply in this thread which product you chose and why?
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Also please take a moment to mention the Pro's and Con's you have found in the Product, so that it will be helpful for others while making their decision.
 

A:Free Antivirus of the Year 2015 [POLL]

for me 360 ts....very simple for novice users....just killing the virus for you without asking!!!!!and it has very very good detection.the best for novice users
 

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hi !

Online Armor Premium 1-year for FREE:
Online Armor Firewall Software Chip Promo

at the second line: "Dieses angebot gilt bis 01.05.2010"
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so there is no panic, plenty of time to get it...

A:Online Armor Premium 1-year for FREE !

I used to love this firewall on XP...shame there is no 64 bit version.

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Google Earth is one of the easiest and best ways to explore the world around you without having to step foot outside. The standard version of Google Earth has been around for the better part of the past decade and...

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A:Google Earth Pro, once $399 per year, is now completely free

Wow! This is great! I had no problem downloading either. I do a lot UFO and Unknown mapping so I hope the images are going to be much more sharper than with the prior Google Earth was. Bing Mapping had 3D option but only worked on certain browsers.
 

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Help! My six-year granddaughter is driving me crazy. I have a Kindle Fire with a few movies, but she wants games. I spent over an hour downloading just one game and could not understand how to start it.Please give me a short list of easy games that are free from Amazon. Suitable for a siz-year old and even an old man can get it started. 

A:Urgent! Need Free Kindle Games for 6 year Old.

You may want to take a look at those games:1. Crossy road2. Candy crush saga3. Gummy Drop4. Cookie Jam5. Township6. Delicious - Emily's Home Sweet Home7. Dragon City8. Cooking Fever9. Despicable Me: Minion Rush10. Flow Free (last but not least).

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hi !

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Antivirus, Firewall, Spyware Protection | McAfee VirusScan Plus
"

A:Mc Afee VirusScan Plus 2010 1-year for FREE !

Thanks.

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Hi I didn't read the rules!
 

A:My Free new year Sony Cybershot Camera

Oh sure, I will want to give my email addresses to some site that gave you a free camera----If your looking to scam people this is the wrong place.
 

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Don't think this offer will be around for long so grab it while you can

http://www.hotukdeals.com/freebies/a...49582#comments

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The winner will be decided in 2 PHASES.

This thread will be a NOMINATION THREAD.The 5 most nominated products from this thread will be considered for the POLL THREAD from Dec 15th to Dec 31st.

How many products can you nominate? : You can nominate atmost 2 products [only free]. It can be Antivirus or Internet security or Total Security products

This thread will be closed on 14-12-2015 and a new poll thread will be opened for the second phase from 15-12-2015 to 31-12-2015.

The WINNER will be declared on 1st Jan 2016.

(77 votes by 47 people)
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PRODUCT NOMINATIONS (till CMLew)
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Qihoo 360 (28)
Avast (19)
Avira (8)
Panda (8)
Comodo (4)
Fortinet (3)
AVG (2)
Bitdefender (2)
Sophos (2)
ZoneAlarm Free + Firewall (2)
Microsoft Security Essentials (1)
Nano Antivirus (1)

You can also mention why you chose the product(s)........
 

A:Free Antivirus of the Year [2015] Nominations Thread

Avast Free
Panda Free
 

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Windows 7 Launch Party

The Most Free-er-est Software Giveaway Ever!!!
As you know, The Windows 7 launch is October 22, 2009. You?re making an investment in updating your operating system, this says some things about you: you?re smart, computer savvy and interested in staying up-to-date. But due to your recent purchase, your wallet might consequently be a little lighter, too.
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October 22, 2009 is the magical 24 hour period when ordinarily pricey things turn into free things. Well, Panda Security is now compatible with Windows 7, so why not pair the two? Register on this glorious day for ONE FREE YEAR of Panda Security?s anti-virus protection. Prevent viruses, malware, Trojans, worms, identity theft, online banking and other threats from infecting your PC. Internet Security is ultra light-weight because it?s using ?cloud? technology so it won?t hinder your computer from operating as freely as it can. Because the only free thing we can think of that isn?t good is a computer virus.
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A:Panda internet security 2010 1 year key free

Thanks for the heads up neoasr!! Im sure a lot of folks are going to take advantage of this...

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Kaspersky Internet Security Offer for Windows 7 Launch Parties
GRAB the 1 year licence for KIS 2010 for free..

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A:Kaspersky internet security 2010 1 year key free

hi !

THANKS !

KIS 2010 is one of a few A/V?s that i want to have.

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Happy new years everyone! I need to start off 2015 right. Can someone please check to see if my laptop is completely free of viruses, malware, keyloggers, root kits, or any kind of infections? I'm not experiences any symptoms what so ever. Thank you!

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by Administrator56109 at 19:05:48 on 2015-01-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.5942.2692 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {3456760B-FDAA-FFFD-06C2-7BB528D2066C}
AV: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {4D041356-F94D-285F-8768-AAE50FA36859}
SP: Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 *Enabled/Updated* {8F3797EF-DB90-F073-3C72-40C753554CD1}
SP: Avira Desktop *Enabled/Updated* {F665F2B2-DF77-27D1-BDD8-9197742422E4}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Comodo Defense+ *Disabled/Updated* {4BDD6856-AF0D-06BD-38AB-8A0FE39860CC}
FW: COMODO Firewall *Disabled* {C8870897-C358-086B-2944-184866CC6D0A}
FW: Panda Firewall *Disabled* {0C6DF72E-B7C5-FEA5-2D9D-D280D6014117}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files (x86)\HitmanPro.Alert\hmpalert.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\COMODO\COMODO Internet Security\cmdagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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A:Need to start the new year virus, malware and infection free

Hi & to TECH SUPPORT FORUM!
My name is J?rgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.
Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.

Step 1

Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.
(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, download and try to start b... Read more

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Asks for the card, I called Microsoft and the guy who answered told me desocnhecer this promotion! I wonder if anyone here got this promotion! And if it is reliable it! I saw that many conseguirar and then just cancel the purchase! To not pay after 1 year ...

 

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Its back again.

Get Emsisoft Anti-Malware for free

A:Emsisoft Anti-Malware 5, free 1 Year License

WOW !

THANKS Dinesh !

a-squared (a2), now renamed to EAM, is a very good Antivirus / Antimalware-program that has received a lot of awards, a few examples:
"a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 got the Epsilon Award 2009!

During the annual European Software Conference, the Epsilon Award is given to the best software of the year."

"PC Security Labs says: Emsisoft Anti-Malware 4.5 is Anti-virus of the year 2009!"

April 2010:
1. place for Emsisoft Anti-Malware
99.8% in MRG scanner test #23!
malwareresearchgroup.com

April 2010:
Best reactive scan - 60 products
98.72% in VB100 april test!
Virus Bulletin VB100

more info: Emsisoft Anti-Malware - Best protection against Viruses, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Worms, Dialers, Adware, Keyloggers and Rootkits

a2 also has better detection-rate then MBAM:
Which is the Best? A-squared Free Vs Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Which is the Best? MBAM vs A-squared Part 2

i?ve used only a2 for realtime-protection on my computer for about 2 months now,
although i regularly do a scan also with MSE, Avast & MBAM.
i recently did a BIG scan on all my disks with a2, MSE, Avast & MBAM, none of them found anything.
so i believe this means that i have a clean computer, and that a2 is doing a good job....
a2 is working very well on Windows 7, it uses little memory except when doing a scan, and it doesnt?slow down the computer.

a2 also works well TOGETHER with other Antivirus-programs, i have te... Read more

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Ok, so I'm on a mission to get this old eMachines good enough to play Far Cry, FEAR, and the likes (FPS's) decently (low/medium...)

The parts I'm reusing are:
MicroATX eMachines case (soon to be modded for a side fan);
DVD-ROM;
CD-R;
Floppy;
.... pretty much it.

I also have a 500W [new] powersupply that is simply sitting here under my desk in its box since I'm not using it. So count the powersupply as FREE, since I'm gonna use this one (compared to the 5-year old 250W one).

Here are the current specs:
Foxconn SiS chipset mobo, socket A, AGP 8x
SiS integrated crap
AthlonXP [Socket A ] 2000+
512 generic ram

Now, I can do anything you say. Change it all, just add in some graphics card, whatever you say.

I do not have a "specific" budget. Let's just say that the lower we can get it the better. (So uhh... yeah... no E6300 + 7600GT + 1GB ram k? )

I'm open to suggestions =). I already have some ideas of my own, but I want to here what YOU would do in this case.

Thanks in advance =).
 

A:Extremely tight budget: Upgrading 5-year old eMachines to play newer games

Hi man,
I'd get an Athlon 64 3000+, then a Radeon X800 card, and a good, cheap 939 mobo, like THIS ONE. MicroATX, even SLI support (for future upgrades), and great EVGA brand.

And finally, a cheap 512MB Corsair Value Select RAM (1GB highly recommended), and a fast 80GB 7200RPM Western Digital IDE HDD.

Regards :wave:
 

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As promised earlier this week, we have a real treat for everyone this weekend:

Everyone can get a 1 year license of Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux for free! Before I delve into how to get the 1 year license, let me give a quick overview of what RVS 2010 is for those that don't know.

Returnil Virtual System 2010 is a unique security software that protects your computer in an unorthodox manner. RVS 2010 uses a powerful combination of anti-virus, anti-malware, and a virtual system to protect your computer from all types of viruses and unwanted system changes.

The traditional security software like Avira, Kaspersky, Norton, AVG, NOD32, etc. actively, and on demand, detect and remove infected files. RVS 2010, on the other hand, has a two pronged attack to the malware problem

More.............dotTech Exclusive: Free 1 year license of Returnil Virtual System 2010 Home Lux! | Freebies | dotTech [.org]

A:dotTech Exclusive: Free 1 year license of Returnil Virt

Hmm, interesting...
I'll give it a try.

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With the official Windows 7 launch just minutes away here Central Time Zone in the United States, users around the world are going to need a good anti-virus to protect their PC. Three companies are currently offering free 1 year subscriptions to coincide with today's launch.



Read the rest here.

For those to lazy to read the article here are the links to the free Anti-Virus products (all include a 1 year subscription, free).
Panda Internet Security 2010
OFFER EXPIRED

IObit Security 360 Pro
OFFER EXPIRED

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
Offer expires November 30, 2009. Requires a Windows 7 Launch Party Host Email Address. Get it
_________________________________________________________________________

Unrelated to the Neowin article.

a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5
OFFER EXPIRED

A:Free 1 Year Anti-Virus Subscriptions! - Limited Time

Just a note on the Kaspersky one, it requires a Windows 7 Launch Party Host Email, each Host email can only be used 15 times.

As far as I know the email also needs to be US or UK. :|

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Just go to this page:

Spanish Promotion Page

Attachment 132362

Fill out the fields (the translation is in image) and enter c35e00be266f in promotional code field. That's it.

A Guy

A:Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 Free One Year Subscription

Thanks, this gives me a chance to extend my current subscription

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Quote:
With the official Windows 7 launch just minutes away here Central Time Zone in the United States, users around the world are going to need a good anti-virus to protect their PC. Three companies are currently offering free 1 year subscriptions to coincide with today's launch.


Read the rest here.

For those to lazy to read the article here are the links to the free Anti-Virus products (all include a 1 year subscription, free).
Panda Internet Security 2010 OFFER EXPIRED

IObit Security 360 Pro OFFER EXPIRED

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 Offer expires November 30, 2009.
Requires a Windows 7 Launch Party Host Email Address.
Get it
_________________________________________________________________________

Unrelated to the Neowin article.

a-squared Anti-Malware 4.5 OFFER EXPIRED

A:Free 1 Year Anti-Virus Subscriptions! - Limited Time

Damn, beat me to it.

But indeed these are great offers. If only I didn't still have 7 months remaining on my NOD32 subscription.

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hi !

Get a-squared, 1-year licence for FREE !

thanks to Dinesh who posted about it: http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/95615-emsisoft-anti-malware-5-free-1-year-license.html

more info about a2 / EAM in that thread....

but, since most people have never heard of "Emsisoft Anti-Malware" they might miss this offer,
not knowing that it?s actually is a-squared (a2), that now has got a new name.

i think it would be terrible if people missed it.....

so i created this thread with a slightly different topic....

but, please do NOT post in this thread, post in the thread created by Dinesh !

A:Get a-squared / Emsisoft Anti-Malware, 1 year-license for FREE !

now this does look useful!

thanks hackerman1 - and (the almost legendary) Dinesh!

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Free AVG Internet Security 2015 (100% discount) | Daily giveaways and discounts | SharewareOnSale

A:AVG Internet Security 2015 Free for 1 year Limited offer

downloading it now ,its a trial version with a one year extension ,and many restrictions ,like if you have used avg before ect ect ,but using a different email to registry on the site will likely be a workaround for that .
quote=
This is a 1-computer 1-year license, for home use
Please note, this freebie is really a 365 day extended trial of AVG Internet Security 2015 instead of an actual one year license. In terms of features and protections, there are no differences between a trial and a real license -- you get all the same features, updates, and protection. The difference arises in who can install it. This is only for new users of AVG Internet Security. If you have used AVG Internet Security in the past, you will get less than 365 days or an expired license.
thanks for the link

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Hi everyone,

i'm using terratec phase 88 sound card under Windows 7 ultimate x64 OS....i installed vista x64 drivers but when i try to change buffer size in terratec control panel windows crushes(restarts)....does anyone know what seems to be a problem?does anyone know if there is driver for windows 7?

A:phase 88 driver for Windows 7 x64

enyone please?

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Hello SEVEN FANS,
I dont know how to start this but, a month ago, I ordered an OCZ VERTEX 30G SSD. I installed Windows7 on it and I'm Stunned at the overall Performance. but there is just One thing that annoys me. And it's this IDLE phase in boot-up before it picks up drivers/services from the SSD.

Let me explain, When MasterBootRecord is first read, there appears the text that says "STARTING WINDOWS".

Normally, Soon as you see that, the Pearls(droplets) appear and they start to fall onto the screen. but in MY Case, It stays IDLE at the point where it say "STARTING WINDOWS".

It will stay IDLE for like 4-5 seconds and THEN when the pearls appear, afterwards the boot is just INSTANT, Because thats when the SSD starts to read what it has to load.

So basically, its like an IDLE PHASE before the pearls appear. I installed WINXP and it had the same idle phase situation so i traced my boot with BOOTVIS, which I would like to share it's screenshot. You can notice the IDLE phase there, which is the same case with the windows7 I'm running currently.

I dont see the processor usage nor any HD usage, what could possibly be causing that?

I'll be grateful if you help me shave off these 4 seconds off my boot load.

Thanks.

EDIT: the Idle phase was the same even when i had windows installed on an HDD. So it's nothing relevant to the SSD. I also found this WinBootInfo known to trace boots in vista/7 but that doesn't count the idle phase at all. I traced it and it wo... Read more

A:Windows 7 Annoying IDLE BOOT Phase

I supppose you are talking about the BIOS phase. The length of that phase is determined on how many devices the BIOS has to check. Since I installed my SSD, I also noticed a prolonged BIOS phase. There seems to be a lot of checking going on. On the other hand, it may also only appear a lot longer in light of the instant boot cycle from the SSD.

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I have windows 7 home premium original dvd with serial number.
My laptop is hp pavilion dv6 with 8gb ram.

I start the windows 7 installation and then it's getting to the end to the last step: complete installation.
And then when it finish this last step i'm getting a blue screen i could see at the bottom it count numbers to 100 with some memory dump message but the blue screen moved fast.

Is there any place on the hard disk i'm using now safe mode i can see a file/s with this error some log of this blue screen so i can upload the file/s to here and someone maybe can see what is the problem ?

I must say that yesterday on same laptop i installed windows 8.1 pro and it didn't show any blue screen and everything was fine. Only on the windows 7 now i'm getting the blue screen and also in the end of installation when it's doing the complete step.

UPDATE:

I can't get in using safe mode since the installation not finished so i get error say i need to restart the laptop to finish the installation but then this blue screen again when it's getting to the last installation step.

The strange thing is that on windows 8.1 pro it didn't show any blue screen and no errors while installation and after installed.

Ok, I'm trying to install again and i will try to take a photo of the blue screen with my camera.
Now it's doing:

Copying Windows files: Passed ok

Exapnding Windows files: Passed ok

Installing Featuers: Passed ok

Installing Updates: Passed ok

Completing Installation: Faile... Read more

A:When installing windows 7 in last phase i get blue screen

I'm now in the laptop bios menu:
The memory test and it passed: ok.
The hard disk self test passed: ok.

But i'm not sure how good this tests are in the laptop bios.

I will run now memtest86 boot cd to see if there are any errors.
But still i don't understand why in windows 8 everything is working fine and with windows 7 i'm getting the blue screen.

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i trying to install windows 7 Ultimate 32Bit on Adaptec aha-2940 U\UW SCSI Bios
Windows installation to the stage (installing updates) will continue
But when the stage (complete Windows installation) is the following message appears: ''windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation.to install windows restart the installation"
Maxtor Atlas 10k5 73GB @ Adaptec Aha 2940 U\UW SCSI BIOS

Driver Download Link :

http://download.adaptec.com/scsi/win...86_v605457.exe

A:windows could not prepare the computer next phase of installation_SCSI

Are you unzipping the download?

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I have windows 7 currently, legitimate version.
When microsoft had this free windows 10 I installed it once but downgraded back after a week. Now I wanted to go back so i downloaded the media creation tool and started installing. after the restart and the whole "Installing updates" etc. I would reach a blue screen that says:
Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file
(something about dve-64.sys)
status: 0xc0000428
and now i can't install windows 10, and i restart a few times and the computer goes back to windows 7 with the message: "Windows 10 installation failed during second_boot".

I tried: Disable driver signature enforcement. don't works.

Any help on how to download windows 10 when i can't pass

A:Error installing Windows 10 occuring during second boot phase

I assume your installation media is on a USB that your created from Windows Media Creation Tool. It appears that a file on your download is corrupted. Although the Media Creation Tool checks the download for validity, there may be a problem with the file. I would download the install files again on a different USB and retry the installation.

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Hi,
On my Laptop Dell 7559 Skylake I've plugged an SSD EVO 850 M2 500GB where I've succesfully transferred the OS by using the Samsung utility. Then I've made a second partition on the same drive, by using Paragon Partition Manager Free.

Now I'm trying to install Windows 7 pro 64 bit (Microsoft ISO, edited by following instructions by Dell on http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/04/SLN300564) on this new partition, but the installation fails with the message
"Windows could not prepare the computer to boot into the next phase of installation".
Any suggestions?
Thanks!

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Title basically describes it. I was having trouble loging off a few days ago, so I just held down the power button to do a hard power down. Now when windows starts and I log on, I get to the point where explorer loads (task bar, start menu etc), a few apps load, and then everything just stops. The mouse still works but nothing else responds.

After a few times of trying, windows finally started telling me my c: drive needed to be checked, so I tried that, and it always hangs at 92%, step 4. I've tried logging on in safe mode and scheduling it to check/repair the disk, and I've also tried logging onto an XP installation on a different disk, and running chkdsk from there on it. It always hangs just toward the end of step 4.

I had this happen once a long time ago, and I believe chainging "native sata support" in the bios fixed it, but I don't understand that at all, because one day I had problems and enabling that fixed them, then another day I had a problem and disabling fixed it... I have no idea how that works. If I disable now though, I just get a BSOD when I try to log on, so i guess that's not it. Also tried to do a repair with xp disk, but my DVD drive has been flaky and is not recognizing that it can boot from the drive on start-up.....

Running Windows XP SP2 on an HP pavillion dv9000
Has anyone else seen a similar problem. I have an image of this installation from a while ago but haven't backed up since so I'm hoping I can s... Read more

A:windows XP hang just after login, mouse still works, chkdsk hangs phase 4 92%

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I had no problems upgrading from AVG Free 8.5 to 9.0 on my desktop, but hadn't done so on this laptop because it's been very, very sick. We think it's now cured, but two attempts at running the upgrade installation on this machine failed.

The error message is:

Local machine: installation failed
Installation:
Error: Action failed for registry key HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows: creating registry key....
Access is denied.

When we were "fixing" this machine, did we do something that is now preventing AVG from creating this new registry key for the update? What can I do to get the installation to finish?

I am running no other anti-virus or anti-spamware. I update and run a Malwarebytes Quick Scan daily, but that was not running when I tried to do the upgrade.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Upgrading from AVG Free 8.5 to 9.0

Hello is this XP or Vista? Are you running from an account with Full Administrator rights? If Spybot is running on here disable it.Most antispyware, parental control and process monitor types of protection software can block the required changes.Now follow these instructions. AVG UN and RE Install

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I have created
C:\00 - savehere \2012
C:\00 - savehere \2013
C:\00 - savehere \2014

current vba code is:-
ChDir "C:\00 - savehere \2012"
Range("c57:h102").ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF, Filename:=composedfn & ".pdf"
Is there a way to save to ChDir "C:\00 - savehere \ currentyear
without having to change the vba integer value to each new year? or using if statements for each year? So when the 1st of jan comes it automatically save to the new current year directory and if possible creates a directory at the start of each new year as well?
 

A:Solved: Save PDF to a year directory each new year or month

If folder exist....

' Does this directory exist? If not, create it.
If objFSO.FolderExists(strParentPath) = False Then
Set newFolder = objFSO.CreateFolder(strParentPath)
Wscript.Echo "Put a ocr fold here" &
Else
'Save it here code'
End If

This will get you the year
CurrentDate = Date
File_Year = DatePart("yyyy",CurrentDate)

You should be able to code it with this info
 

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Hi,
I've read every post I could find on this so I'm sorry to ask another dumb question but here goes.

I created an access database (volunteer work) which has an autoincrement field to issue numbers to animals taken in at our shelter. My 'boss' (also a volunteer) wants this simple autoincrement changed to a value which begins with the two digit year and then has 4 digits, starting with 0001 which will increment sequentially and restart at 0001 with the new calendar year. Therefore, records will start with 10-0001, 10-0002, etc for this year and 11-0001, 11-0002 for next year.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Autoincrement field including year - restart each year

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I found a post on this exact topic from back in 2010. I am trying to incorporate the code into my database and am not able to get the code to work if I make any changes. Here is the link to the previous thread: http://forums.techguy.org/business-...increment-field-including-year-restart-2.html

I have also uploaded the database that was provided in the last post. If I try to change the field and object names I appear to be unsuccessful in having the code still work even when I change the items in the code as well. I woud like some help. I would like for there to be a field called "RequestDate" that has the date stamp that is keyed in by the user. Then after that is keyed in on the form the "AssignmentID" field is updated to the new assignment number. The "RequestDate"="Admit_Date" and "AssignmentID"="ActualFWCNumber". I am trying to do this in Access 2010. If I make changes either the number field doesn't autopopulate or the same number keeps repeating. Any and all assistance on this would be great.
 

A:Autoincrement field including year - restart each year

tamanthalou, welcome to the forum.
As you have posted the original database a copy of your database with no data in it would be better to understand your problem.
 

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There's a nasty worm floating around that targets and defaces phpBB forums. It uses google to find phpBB forums then it deletes all the php and html pages and replaces them with some cyber-ghetto grafitti. It does not harm forum users, just the bulliten board itself. Well of course, I maintain a phpBB site. The flaw is in PHP and not the forum script. The cure is to upgrade to the most recent version of PHP which is 4.3.10 I've already got the tarball file, but my unix skills are rusty, and pretty weak in the first place.

Here's the question:

Since my site already had php 4.1.3 installed, do I have to get rid of this before installing the new version? If yes, then how?


I am kinda hopeing that I can just gunzip the file into the existing PHP directory, do a MAKE, reboot, and be done with it. My life could never be this simple.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Explain it as you would to a child. I really don't wanna blow up that site.


Thank You,

-Richard
 

A:Upgrading PHP on a Free BSD machine

How you can update your PHP depends on how it was installed in the first place. Did it come from a binary package or the ports collection or did you just download a tarball and built it from there?
 

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I'd like to upgrade my free version AVG 9.0.030 to the new 2013 version, . .

Is there a difference ? If so, . .

What is the recommended procedure ?

I found this but it leaves me hanging.

http://forums.avg.com/us-en/avg-forums?sec=thread&act=show&id=208235

Since it may take a while to download this I'll do it at night, and just hold the installation.

A:Upgrading AVG Free Version

Should be simple enough

http://www.avg.com/ww-en/faq.num-5167

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I know that dualbooting is (of course?) possible with, for example, W7 and W10. This is what pretty much all my google research has led me to, even though I was looking to find out something more specific:

What I don't know is: Can this free upgrade essentially turn one OS into two?

I wouldn't mind having Windows 10, but due to compatibility problems with software I need for work, I *cannot* lose my W7 for now.
Also, I just plain like W7, so if I have to choose between 7 and 10, then 7 it shall remain.

But again, and maybe to rephrase the question: how would I get from one W7 (single boot system) to one W7 AND one W10 (dual boot system)?
Would I first have to buy a second W7 licence, turn my existing system into dualboot with 2x W7, then upgrade one of them? That would be a pain.

A:Upgrading W7 to W10 (free), any way to end up with dualboot?

Not unless you get another licence for Windows 7.

The original licence is the basis for the upgrade, hence no longer valid once you upgrade.

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at a wal-mart store. It disappeared from my PC although the year not up until 2016. I saw for a minute the Product Key on my PC but it is now gone alone with all traces of Norton 360> How do I reinstall my product key?

A:I bought a 1 year protection for 1 year Norton 360

I'm not exactly sure what you need but if you're asking how to recover the 360 product key so you can reinstall you might try Belarc:http://www.belarc.com/free_download...It will list most/all? of the product keys associated with your installed software. For anything beyond that you may need to contact Norton.

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I have an installation folder on my main machine(Windows 7) with all my software. I have repeatedly run into issues connecting odd devices to my shared folder. This time I have installed Windows 10 Technical Preview (on a different machine) and don't understand why it tells me I can't access my own machine. After all these years, you would think user friendly would be a reality. It seems to be a coin toss as to which machines will connect. I hate never knowing I can access my own machine without issue. Here I am trying to install applications but yet I can't get to my storage location.

What is the secret to sharing your machine, so that anyone on the same network can access shared folders?

Edit: I always turn on "Network Discovery" and "File and Print Sharing".
 

A:Network connection issues (year after year)

I'm more brutal via the firewall:

set trust localhost and your lan ip's, eg 192.168.0.1/24

then add two rules for only the PRIVATE PROFILE

inbound allow tcp/udp from 192.168.0.1/24 to any for ports 137-139,445
outbound allow tcp/udp from any to 192.168.0.1/24 for ports 137-139,445
I use a much more complicate scheme in reality to enforce known vs unknown devices and to segregate WiFI from wired access, but that's just me.

In services, ensure these are running

Bonjour Service ( mDNSResponder)
fdPHost
Network Connections
Network List Service
Network Location Awareness

 

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Hey
Is it still possible to upgrade to Windows 10 for free ?

A:Upgrading Win7 to Win10 for free ?

hi the free period is over so no not that I know of

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I sure hope you can help! I have used the AVG 7.1 Antivirus Free version for a long time and loved it. For several days now I have tried to upgrade to the new AVG 7.5 version from the previous version. The 7.1 version expired YESTERDAY! I have followed all the instructions and done everything correctly, as far as I can tell. Each time it will attempt to install, then comes back with the following message:

Local machine: installation failed
Installation:
Error: Action failed for file avg7us.lng: creating backup....
The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. (32) %DESTINATION% = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avg7us.lng.install_backup", %SOURCE% = "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Free\avg7us.lng"
Error 0x80004004

It says it cannot access the file (which file?) because it is "being used by another process" (what process?). I don't know what to do and this is all way above my head! I have closed down everything I can think of, including software for an HP digital camera that seems to run all the time unless I close it down manually, which I have done. I tried contacting the Grisoft tech support on the link they give and get an automated message that they need my license number to process my quesion! If I have a license number, I have no idea how to find it. I thought that was just if you have the paid versions of AVG. When I try to send them a message to find my license number, I get the automated thing th... Read more

A:Solved: Problem upgrading from AVG Free 7.1 version to 7.5

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hi i would like to see which every one prefers?
 

A:Avast Free vs AVG Free vs Avira Free Antivirus for Windows

AVG proactive protection does very good work most of the time
 

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Quote:
With Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 finalized and available to developers, Microsoft is offering a free resource designed to streamline the upgrading process for those using older versions of Visual Studio. ?Moving to Visual Studio 2010 e-Book? is offered for free via the Microsoft Download Center, and the official label is rather self-explanatory. The resource will help developers running VS2003, VS2005 or VS2010 make the jump to the latest iteration of Visual Studio. Finalized a month ago, Visual Studio 2010 represents the apex of Microsoft development tools, and is tailored to products such as Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

?The book is not a language primer, a language reference, or a single technology book. It's a book that will help professional developers move from previous versions of Visual Studio (starting with 2003 and on up). It will cover the features of Visual Studio 2010 through an application. It will go through a lot of the exciting new language features and new versions of the most popular technologies without putting the emphasis on the technologies themselves. It will instead put the emphasis on how you would get to those new tools and features from Visual Studio 2010,? an excerpt from the download?s description reads.



More...
Upgrading to Visual Studio 2010 Free e-Book - Available for download from Microsoft - Softpedia

A:Upgrading to Visual Studio 2010 Free e-Book

Very nice, thanks for letting us know, Jan

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I reformatted my computer about 4 weeks ago. Every week I've been doing routine maintenance. Ad/spy/virus check, follow by cleaning of Internet temp files, cookies etc etc.


After that I would do a scan disk and the last 4 weeks has been ok, it completed to phase 3.

Now for some reason it doesn't complete phase 2.

Anyway ideas?

Windows XP, Service pack 3 installed.

A:"Windows was unable to complete the disk check" Stuck on Phase 2

Hmmmm? I just cleared the cache, cookies, etc on firefox which is the default browser I use. Clicked scan disk and it completed pass phase 3.

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?. Because it seems I have to clear all those date before scan disk can be completed. Why?

I would have thought clearing cookies, history temporary files via control panel > Internet options > general clears all the data but it seems I have to clear it through firefox too? Why?

What the is the relationship between clearing cache, cookies etc that makes scan disk work?

Another thing. As I managed to complete scan disk. I decided to re check it just incase, at this point I was surfing the net reading some emails, etc and scan disk did not complete.

WHY???

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I am in charge of 2 Compaq CQ2815EA from PCWorld (*spits*) for my companies social club.

They came installed with Windows 7 Home Premium, and being a social club they were reluctant to pay to upgrade to Pro (I may have some swing with that this time). As such, and due to the environment the machines are being used in, I used some registry hacks to prevent users messing with the system where possible. (Unfortunately I cannot remember exactly what tweaks I employed).

Now it's come for the Windows 10 upgrade.

I have used the Media Creation Tool, both directly on the machine in question and to create installation media (USB).

The install starts off OK (under the administrative logon).

Then we get the first reboot, I get the black screen with the grey progress bar "Loading Files" and then nothing.

The monitors built in error message reports "Out of Range" (It would normally report "Cable Not Connected" when there is no signal).

It goes like this for ages, and as I can't leave the machine unattended I reset the machine, I got the same error and then eventually the windows 7 login.

Logging in gives me an error message as to why Windows could not install.

So far I have received 2 different messages

The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during APPLY_IMAGE operation

The installation failed in the SAFE_OS phase with an error during INSTALL_RECOVERY_ENVIRONMENT operation

I just checked my Win 7 update... Read more

A:Windows 10 Upgrade Failing in "Safe_OS" phase...

You can extract the ISO and run it from a folder in the machines? Did you remove all AV programs before the upgrade?

You may get better results if you post your question at the Windowsten forum.

Windows 10 Forums

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Hey I am thinking of cooling my CPU with phase change can anyone tell me what I should know about it or any good brands. A link to an article on the subject would be really helpful to.
 

A:Need Help with Phase Cooling

I know zalman and coolermaster, but Google is your friend.
 

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Hope someone can help with this as I'm not too familiar with any of it!

I'm trying to connect through a VPN SecuRemote and I am being verified but it is failing at phase 2 (quick mode). I have allowed the following:

TCP Port 264 (Outbound)
TCP & UDP Port 500 (bi-directional)
UDP Port 2746 (bi-directional)

I think it is behind a NAT, but have been told that if it is not to allow ESP (or protocol 50) also bi-directional, so I have done this also in case it is not. I have allowed these settings on the BT voyager router and opened the necessary ports on the Norton personal Firewall, although don't think it is anything to do with the firewall as even when this is turned off it still will not connect.

I have changed the MTU value to 1428, which was the value in the literature however it seems to return to 1500 whenever i try to change it.

I can connect to the VPN when I do not select the option to enhance connectivity, IKE over TCP, but I have been told that to use the other program I will need to have this selection checked.

Anyone any ideas??
Don't really know too much anout this so explanations in quite simple terms would be greatly appreciated!!
 

A:VPN phase 2 failure

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This driver doesn't seem to work in Win7 x64 although its a Vista driver with x64 support.

TerraTec - Driver & Support - TerraTec

I tried setting the IRQ in the bios to a free channel,but that doesnt seem to help,and i haven't got any other devices in my PCI slots anyway...
In device menager i get:

"This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)"

and when trying to open Phase 22 control panel i get:

"couldn't load...something..."

I got an onboard soundcard and i have Radeon 4870 HD sound installed also.

Anyone had any luck loading Phase 22 in Windows 7?

A:Terratec PHASE 22

Update your bios. After, disable all unused ports like parallel, serial, floppy etc...

Install the driver using device manager if needed.

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Using an IBM 2124 monitor. The colors are out of phase. I'm getting a pinkish tint on the screen. Does anyone have any suggestions to adjust the monitor?
 

A:monitor out of phase

Have you tried it on another computer to make sure it is the monitor and not the video card or windows settings?
 

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Hello guys,

What have you enjoyed so far?

A:Windows 7 almost a year old

Its time for something new.

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Is my Android Infected? Anybody... That can help me.. I've got Screenshot of Everything

A:windows PC is so last year...

Hi Tpw, as you didn't give any symptoms, I say we should run some scans.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool. Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As AdministratorClick on the Scan button.AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.Junkware Removal ToolPlease download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.Shut down your protection... Read more

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I am a user of windows 8.1. I have already reserved windows 10. We all know that windows 10 is going to release soon. What I have heared is that win 10 is free for 1 year. So I am little bit confused that if I ugrade to win 10 now so after 1 year of use I have to pay for it or not?
Thanks
 

A:Do I have to pay for windows 10 after one year of use?

No. It doesn't mean it's free only for 1 year. It means that you have 1 year to claim your free copy. You can do the upgrade now or later but if you do it after 29 July 2016 you'll have to buy it so take your time and decide if you want it now. It's not the bad idea to wait 2-3 months while they fix some bugs etc.
 

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I wonder if Win7 SP1 next year will be the last retailed edition for sale in the market or not. I remember the final boxed version of XP is SP2 and the OEM version is SP3. However Vista Boxed and OEM disc only got SP1 and customers must download SP2 from the Internet themselves !!

I ask this question is because I like to collect and keep the lastest boxed version and oem version of a Windows. So now, I have Vista SP1 OEM and Vista SP1 Boxed Edition. XP SP2 Boxed EDition and XP SP3 OEM edition.

I didn't buy Vista SP1 until I confirmed that there won't be Vista SP2 for sale in the market.

A:Windows 7 SP1 next year...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Summer4Ever


I wonder if Win7 SP1 next year will be the last retailed edition for sale in the market or not.


If MS know the answer to that I doubt they will make it public, I think it is a case of wait and see!

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I don't know what buttons I pressed but . . . now my screen is 90 degrees out of phase. In other words - all of my text, icons, and everything is sideways. Even my mouse. I'm sure there's a simple solution to get it right but I don't know how. Appreciate any help. Running Windows XP. Thx!

Chuck
 

A:Help!!! Screen 90 degrees out of phase

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HI installed Windows 7 RC in May and ever since then sometimes when I load Windows 7 it will freeze during the part when the Windows logo is moving and just hang there. So I restart by pushing the power button. Then I am prompted with Windows Recovery, I use it and it doesn't find any errors or says cannot be repaired if you have attached any new hardware to the computer please remove it or something like that. Just wanna know how to resolve this. Perhaps, it's only my computer. To clarify, it always does this during the windows logo boot. It doesn't happen all the time but enough to bother me and for there to be something wrong.

Dual booting Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows 7 RC both 32bit.

HP M9000t Desktop
Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.33 Ghz
3 GB of Ram
Nvidia 8400 GS
1TB HD

A:Freezes during boot phase

Anyone have any advice because since I have reinstalled Windows 7 RC 64bit and its still doing it, wasn't doing it at first but now its happening every time I load Windows 7?

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Hi
During the boot of Windows 8.1 Update, how do I go directly to the screen of the advanced settings of the boot?

In this phase, how can I go in safe mode?

Thanks

Bye

A:Keys for boot phase

I use this---

WinAero: Boot UI Tuner

Press Enter at options screen or choose an option.

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Hello all.
You guys have beenwonderfully helpful in the past so I thought I would ask another daftquestion.
I have a GigabyteZ68AP-D3 (rev 2) motherboard, Recently I upgraded the BIOS (correctupdate from the gigabyte website, I'm sure) if turned my BIOS intoone of those new EFI BIOS things (very pretty, no new functionality)anyway ever since I updated the Phase LED's on my motherboard havebeen constantly lit. two green ones one orange one and one red one.
Everything works properly. I've visited thewebsite and google but can't find anything that explains it.
Should I worry?

A:Motherboard Phase lights

Additional: The bios update was a pain in the rear to install, had to use a memory stick as it was too large for Qflash.

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http://tinyurl.com/bf49x
 

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Hi

I would like to predict and calculate the moon cycle from 1601

The first New Moon of that year was Jan 4 12:24 GMT according to
http://sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov/eclipse/phase/phases.1601-1700.html

The moon has a cycle of 29.53059 days (as of the year 2000.)

The New moon would be day one and Full moon about day 14

For instance someone could be born on day 5 of the cycle of the moon - the
answer would only have to be whole numbers.

I currently use a DatePicker which I use to input date of birth

Any idea how I could get this going from the year 1601 ?

Thanks

Mike
 

A:Moon Phase Calculations in VB

You might use the Numerical Recipes stuff
The book is available in pdf online http://www.nr.com/ in C and Fortran/Pascal -- but if you like the ideas then there are these basic routines (older)
http://www.library.cornell.edu/nr/cornell_only/othlangs/basic.1ed/msbasic/recipes/

(see flmoon.bas there - but note that you will need the julian date stuff such as caldat and julday as well and badluk.bas has some fri 13th occurring on a full moon calcs)
 

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For background on Phase I, see here:
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/492694/cannot-connect-to-internet-after-restarting-on-suggestion-of-norton-powererase/
 
In short, I had Norton Internet Security, and started getting pop-ups from it saying that it had blocked something called Zeroaccess Trojan, (and another one, I can't remember). I clicked on it to try to get more info, wondering why it wasn't sending them to the quarintine area, but couldn't get any info. Shortly after, another popup from Norton, this time a prog called Powererase. Basically telling me it can get rid of the trojans, but first I had to restart. I clicked ok, computer locked up on restart and went into a start loop. Eventually it came back, but my internet access was out. It said I was connected, but I couldn't connect to anything. NIS wouldn't start, and Norton tech support told me to uninstall NIS, but I couldn't do that either. Come here, got advice and links, and managed to get NIS uninstalled, and internet access gained again. Now, I need to figure out if I still have these things on my computer, and how to get rid of them. Any help?
PS, I have not reinstalled NIS yet... I am deciding whether to do that, or go with another brand.

A:Zeroaccess recovery, Phase II: Do I still have it?

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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Am planning a new build and the Asus P8Z77-V board is cheaper by $40 than the Asus P8Z77-V Pro but has 8 phase power as opposed to the Pro with 12 phase power.

Now I have done a quick Google and there are refs to this but could someone put it in plain / basic wording as there are some refs to CPU power supply, vdroop, and other tech stuff that I don't really understand??

I intend running an i5 3570K and have try at over clocking - if that has any relevance for what my query is about.

A:What does phase powering mean on mobo

The voltage from the power supply has to be reduced to the smaller voltage required by the chip, and delivered at high current. Switching Voltage Regulator Modules are used to do this stepping down of the voltage very efficiently with little power lost to heat. The power the VRM supplies has to have very little ripple and must respond quickly to changes in load. Using multiple VRM modules (phases) increase the response and reduces ripple. The more the better.

8 phases should be plenty except for extreme overclocking.

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i am running under win 7 home premium sp 1 and google as my home page
lastly every time i enter my gmail account, i am being requested entering the security code as send to my iphone.
this is a harrassing method
can one overide it by enter without this code, since i am awarded this code is a security method.
i clicked " do not asked for codes on this computer" it does'nt work
is this just a bug?
 

A:two phase identification by google

it will ask you everytime , if you are clearing tempfiles / cookies , on exit from a browser - if not then it should be OK and not ask , works OK for me on a number of different PCs

you can turn 2step verification off
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/1064203?hl=en

if you are using any programs or apps to access your gmail - they should be using a special password for apps/programs
i have not had to change this - after turning off 2 step
 

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Hi all,I came across this and thought it may be usefull to a few people here on the forums, although if you use 16 bit applications you may want to keep this disabled:This security hole is said to affect 32bit Windows operating systemsA CRITICAL FLAW has been found in the Windows NT trap handler that makes all Windows machines wide open to hackers. The problem has been a feature of every Windows system for the last 17 years and no one has noticed. According to Full Disclosure, the security hole in Windows allows users with restricted access to escalate their privileges to system level. It can be done on all 32-bit versions of Windows from Windows NT 3.1 to Windows 7. This is not likely to bother consumers much, but corporate IT managers will be wetting themselves.And the removal instructions. Enabling the "Prevent access to 16-bit applications"1. Start2. Run (Windows key + R)3. Type gpedit.msc and press enter (Run as Administrator if need be) 4. Expand - Computer Configuration5. Expand - Administrative Templates6. Expand - Windows Components 7. Open - Application Compatibility section.8. Double Click 'Prevent access to 16 bit applications'9. Check Enabled10 Click Apply then OkHere is a screenshot to help those having any troubles: http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/smak...6bitdisable.jpgSources:http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1...nt-windows-flawhttp://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-issue...s-vulnerability

A:17 year old Windows flaw discovered in Windows 7. How to close this security vulnerability

According to the same site microsoft had promised to patch the hole in security http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/1...osoft-patch-bug. I am afraid I am one of those people who just has automatic updates on and hardly checks to see what I am actually downloading. I guess if some person who shouldnt have admin access especially in a company or business was to get it this way microsoft would have to do a lot of explaining. Its amazing that only after 17 years this hole has been found.

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It has been very frustrating to rebuilding a Windows 7 desktops last year or so.  After the installation of Windows7 Home or Pro SP1 disks click on Check Updates and it could run for 2 days before it lists the 240 updates to install.  Anyway
to speed this up?  I know Microsoft wants us to use Windows 10 but some businesses and older home hardware have to have Windows 7.  I wish and hope this torcher will stop soon and Microsoft comes up with a fix.  Any help is appreciated!!! 
Thanks!!!

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Windows XP the third-most popular OS after 15 years
It seems crazy to think that there are people out there using a 15-year-old operating system, but it’s happening. In fact, so many people are still running Windows XP right now that it is currently the third-most popular OS in use.
Microsoft actually stopped supporting Windows XP two years ago, which means the platform no longer sees updates of any kind — not even critical security patches. What’s more, even third-party developers like Google have stopped supporting it.
Despite all this, Windows XP’s 10.9 percent share of the market means it has a larger install base than Apple’s latest OS X El Capitan software (4.05 percent), and Windows 8.1 (9.56 percent). Windows 10 just about beats it with 14.15 percent...
Windows 7 still reigns king, with a whopping 51.89 percent share of the user base.
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2016/04/08/windows-xp-the-third-most-popular-os-after-15-years/
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Remark:   This is NOT surprising.   Windows XP was a very "solid" OS... especially in comparison to its predecessor (Win ME) and successor (Vista).   It worked very well, and people liked it.   And let's face it:  people don't throw away "appliances" [be it a computer, microwave, refrigerator, and especially a car] just because its warrantee period has expired.
So okay, a computer is not a car. &nbs... Read more

A:15 year-old Windows XP the 3rd-most popular OS

Yep...totally agree. A much more intuitive interface and a much simpler format and layout. You could find where to go and how to get stuff done without having to conduct a self directed search wondering where everything was changed to or hidden. Vista wasn't so bad and has worked well on my old XPS-420 but Windows 7 started the veer toward the dark side. If this machine fails I am going shopping for a rehabbed Dell with Winndows 7. Have no need or desire to have a screen full of tiles that I have to swipe.
I did some temp work a few years ago for a major health insurance company as they were ramping up for ACA. The OS they were upgrading from was DOS! That was an interesting experience, to say the least. Had so many programs open we had to use two monitors.

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Hello!

I've been having a problem with my Windows 7 x64 machine BSOD on me a few times a month for over a year!

I've finally reached the breaking point and have asked for help!

Attached is a rar of all my minidump files. Please let me know if you need anything else.

I appreciate your help!

A:Windows 7 x64 - BSOD - Over a year

Hi -

There were 50 total BSOD dumps (the max retained by Windows 7) dating back to January 2012.

To start with, update Asus ATK0110 mobo utility driver. This 2005 version is known to cause BSODs -

Code:
ASACPI.sys Sun Mar 27 22:30:36 2005 (42476C4C)
http://www.sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=ASACPI.sys

Remove ElbyCD for now -

Code:
ElbyCDIO.sys Thu Dec 17 17:25:16 2009 (4B2AAFCC)
http://www.sysnative.com/drivers/driver.php?id=ElbyCDIO.sys

If BSODs continue, run Driver Verifier -

http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...ed-473665.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


BSOD SUMMARY

Code:
Debug session time: Wed Apr 17 20:29:40.379 2013 (GMT-4)
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\PalmDesert\SysnativeBSODApps\041713-36987-01.dmp]
Built by: 7601.17835.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
System Uptime: 2 days 14:32:03.830
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for win32k.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for win32k.sys
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt!FsRtlTeardownPerStreamContexts+e2 )
BugCheck 19, {20, fffffa800a7cf6f0, fffffa800a7cf7a0, 40bffff}
BugCheck Info: BAD_POOL_HEADER (19)
Bugcheck code 00000019
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000000020, a pool block header size is corrupt.
Arg2: fffffa800a7cf6f0, The pool entry we were looking for within the page.
Arg3: fffffa800a7cf7a0, The next pool entry.
Arg4: 00000000040bffff, (reserved)... Read more

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So I bought a used PC which had Windows 7 Ultimate about a year ago. It's a somewhat old desktop PC, 4GB RAM, average stuff, nothing extraordinary but not a dinosaur either. A couple days ago a message started popping up saying I needed to validate my Windows; quite odd since I'd been using the computer for a year already. Anyways, I downloaded the program suggested by the message, and it said Microsoft couldn't complete the validation process. I should also mention that I want to upgrade to Windows 10 but don't have any of the required updates, which also don't appear on W. Update.
I downloaded the MGADiag thing, if it's any use. If my Windows turns out to be invalid, what can I do? Will I still be able to download Win 10?
(Btw sorry if some of the code is in Spanish, English isn't my native language)

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

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-TMVMJ-BBMRX-3MBMV
Windows Product Key Hash: 55n8g6xdzhe4AOWhmTzdzQoLfa4=
Windows Product ID: 00426-292-0000007-85297
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {23BCBB47-03CF-4D98-BD1E-76874EBA024B}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000000
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A:Invalid Windows 7 after year's use

The installed Product Key is the Default Key - which can never be legally activated.
The motherboard is a retail one.
The activation was circumvented by installation of an Activation Exploit - which Windows eventually discovered after installation of KB971033.

The current installation is therefore counterfeit.
Is there a COA sticker for Windows on the machine's case anywhere?

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I have a Gateway PC I bought from BestBuy about 4 years ago. Today I started getting a message that I need to activate windows 7 !!!!! It has been working fine for years ! How am I supposed to activate it ? I have done NO work or modifications to the PC.
Now I know why people switch to Macs !

A:activate windows - on 4 year old PC ?

Click on activate to do it online? If it fails, call MS Support Center and let they deal with the issue.

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Hi I am sure I am not alone, but I honestly have my machine on literally 20 hours a day non stop working away. Its my work horse especially since I work online running a business.

Anyways - I am noticing a few things going a bit wrong like chkdsk.exe not working and a few other issues.

WOuld you suggest that it is a good thing to re-install a clean version of windows 7 from a previous image you made or is that a waste of time?

I mean, if my image backup has missing and corrupt registry items then I guess whats the point?

Thoughts please!

PS I wouldn't be able to re-build the system I have since there are way too many tweaks and setings to re-do, but I think that I have some issues.....

Maybe I should re-install the registry?

A:Should you re-install Windows every year?

I do mine every 6 months. Just to make sure it's clean.

With your drivers, files, and program installers organised. It's a 2 hour investment every 6 months. And Having a clean image with no updates or programs installed helps.

Why not?

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Hello Every one, well today I booted to into windows 7 and it just Crashed, (weird I know ) so I tried several reboot attempt, and it would get to the windows LOGO and just crash, i was unable to get the Error code.it went by to fast

I then tried to do a repair, no luck, then tried to do a image restore ( have done a few in the past and they worked ) and the restore image was unable to restore, ( SSD drive was in use-Message )

So i tried to boot just from the SSD itself and said that the MBR was missing ( my first clue something is bad

So i tried to boot in safe mode.. i was able to boot into safe mode

so i just said let me bite the bullet and do a clean install of windows 7, I needed to do one anyways
And i could not do a Clean install of Windows 7( windows cannot be installed on this DISK.)

maybe some of my previous problems have finally come back to bite me

http://www.sevenforums.com/search.php?searchid=4534156

Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated

Thanks in advance

A:1 Year old SSD will not boot into windows

Unplug all other HD's and peripherals,

Boot into BIOS setup, reset to defaults, save changes. If an EFI BIOS you'll need to decide if you want UEFI BIOS vs. Legacy BIOS. If UEFI follow these special steps for Install, otherwise enable Legacy BIOS or Compatibility Support Module to proceed with normal install:

Set DVD drive first to boot, HD second, set SATA controller to AHCI, Save changes and Exit.

Then boot into Windows 7 installer DVD or flash stick burned or written using tool and latest ISO for your licensed OS version here. I would use a fresh ISO written with tool in Step 2 as yours is in question.

At first installer screen Press Shift + F10, or enter System Recovery Options to open a Command Box, type:

DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK 0 (after confirming Windows 7 target HD #)
CLEAN
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
FORMAT FS=NTFS LABEL="WINDOWS 7"
ACTIVE
EXIT
EXIT

Next click Install Now, then Custom install to Clean Install Windows 7 to the partition you created. If it fails then report back at which step and the verbatim error message.

In addition read over these steps to understand the tools and methods which work best to get and maintain a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7. The steps are the same for retail.

After install you can adjust partition size or Create new partitions for data, etc. in Disk Mgmt. You are creating the partition here for the purpose of wiping the HD and marking Active which overcomes certain install failu... Read more

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I have windows XP media edition on a Gateway 510XL 3.2 mhz machine. My AVG was expiring so I decided to try another program. I got McAfee security suite and installed it on my system. I had problems on the install (conflict with ad-aware plus) and tried to reinstall. Before reinstall I picked up a bug that automatically resets my home page to http://www.new114.com.cn:8080/ every time I reboot.

I installed McAfee and my system ran very slow and the date was reset to 1970 and cannot be changed. I removed McAfee and now the date is fixed at 1990. Is this progress?

Checked the BIOs and it had the same year.

Rechecked the BIOs date was 4/09/1990

Replaced battery, no change BIOs date is 4/10/1990
reset the BIOS date to 4/09/2007
saved and started reboot
reentered BIOS F2 on the bootup date was 4/09/2007
at XP Welcome screen selected "administrator"
date error message appeared
The Windows start up sound (tones) stops half way through
Check Processes running
there is a Nortons.exe that has to be deleted before the boot will complete fully
there are also some unknown processes running that would give me alerts when I had the McAfee security system installed that they were trying to access the internet.
8CF2A84.exe
931EFC53.exe
CC1C4099.exe
there are two others but they disappear quickly
These are listed as "administrator" files

Time appears to be correct at 22:51
replaced battery no change
rebooted - changed bios date remained 4-10-1990
 

A:Windows year will not reset

Sounds like you should try a new battery. If that solves the date/time problem, then run an HJT scan and put it in the Security forum for analysis.
 

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after recovering the registry files via copies in a restore point,
I exit the R/C which reboots and after a normal POST,
the normal back screen w/logo appears, followed by
a GUI babyblue window with
setup error restarting ...
and a log file showing error (phase 0)

the R/C will not allow access to directories outside \windows and
any attempt to run h/w diag programs with a full path fail as
only R/C commands may be performed.

Any Ideas?

tnx
 

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I've been looking into building my own phase change cooling system, and I have a few questions to anyone who may have answers. I've read up on what is needed to be done for the most part but I still have some concerns on the lenghts of the pipes. Does it make a difference on how long the pipe going to the condesor from the compressor is? And how long should the capillary tube be? I was also hoping for some ideas on how to make an evaporator. I would apreciate any input.
Thanks,

Joe
 

A:Help building phase change system

This might help:

http://www.systemcooling.com/vapochill_ls-01.html

Or

http://gomeler.com/2006/04/16/vapor-phase-change-cooling/
 

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I have a bad case of Vundo, almost to the point that I am going to reload my XP Pro. I have tried just about everything to get this Combofix to run. Yes, it did do the software update. Further, I tried ESET and that would not run either. It repeatedly gives error 2002 which I see is quite common via Google but I didn't find a cure for it.

I am getting a little ahead of myself, when I found there was Vundo screwing up my computer, I purchased a copy of Malwarebytes. That did not clear my problem so a technician was assigned to help. Yes, I really am pleased with Malwarebytes offering help beyond that which is normally required. He has suggested several things but between the two of us, Combo still does not run. We have done a Panda scan but Combofix may offer better data.

Prior to each run I make sure that I clean as much as possible by scanning with Mbam which I had to rename in order to run. If I get this to run, he gets the data. I am not skilled to read the output but I should be able to get Combo to run. Heck, at this point it is not going to take much for me to just purge XP and start over.

Foggy

A:Combofix gets to scanning phase, but lock up there

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. It is a powerful tool intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here. As a general policy, Bleeping Computer does not offer advice on how to run ComboFix unless we asked someone to run it or there is a problem with the computer caused by running it. This is because people should not be using ComboFix without being advised to do so by a trained expert who is assisting a member deal a malware issue on that system. Further, more information is needed by using tools like DDS, OTL, RSIT which create comprehensive logs with specific details about a computer's system, files, folders and registry keys which may have been modified by malware infection BEFORE deciding if ComboFix should be used.If you need assistance with your malware infection, please read the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help". If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next. In Step 7 there are instructions for downloading and running DDS which will cre... Read more

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