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Multiple and unneeded boot devices on Metro Bootloader

Q: Multiple and unneeded boot devices on Metro Bootloader

I didn't know which thread to post this topic in, thought this was the right one. Mods, if you think there is a more relevant thread to post this in, please make the necessary changes. Thank you. Onwards to my issue:

I just recently decided to dual boot my UEFI-based system between Windows 10 and Windows 8.1. Upon using EasyBCD to create a bootloader that only includes Windows 10 and Windows 8.1, I get this mess:

Can anyone help me figure out how I can get back a Metro-styled Bootloader that only includes Windows 10 and Windows 8.1? Thanks!

A: Multiple and unneeded boot devices on Metro Bootloader

Go back into EasyBCD and delete the entries you don't want.

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I have searched around on ths forums but can't find an answer.
My work laptop that has pointsec (disk encryption) on it, which is the first thing that loads.
If I was to install Win7 onto a external usb HD, would it overwrite the bootloader on the internal laptop HD?
Should I go into the Bios and try to disable the internal drive (not sure i can get to the bios)?


A:Win 7 Bootloader - multiple drives

Welcome to SevenForums schander
Not sure if you can do that, I would love to see the documentation if I am wrong. Good luck to you in finding your answer. Hope that you enjoy your time on 7 and SF.

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Hi all.

Ive been doing some digging online and found this article explaining how to make non certified windows devices to play video, pictures and music to dlna devices.

Using MSFT Uncertified Play To DLNA devices with W8 Modern UI Apps | Barbs Connected World

My home tv is windows certified so I cant test this right away but thought it might be of interest to others.
Please post your results!

Thanks Matt

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Hi there

Not sure whats happening here but getting multiple displays for the same devices !!!!

Any fix, or is system Broken.


A:Devices and Printers - devices being displayed multiple times

Looks like Ghosts of DLNA devices. Start by taking offline any DLNA capable gear, reboot the Gateway and also clear its IP Table.

Also clear out those ghosts from Devices and Printers.

For some reason this started in Windows 7, when Microsoft started to play games with DLNA and media Shares.

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It has been my practice with prior versions of Windows OS's to set up multiple printer profiles, one for drafts, one for color, etc. "The Devices and Printers" section allows me to create such profiles, but does not show them individually. When I delete them in Windows, they are not deleted in the browser and WordPerfect. Advice would be welcome.

A:Multiple Printer Profiles; Deleting Unneeded Profiles

Welcome to Seven Forums

Following guide is from Microsoft:


To associate multiple color profiles to one device

Open Color Management by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type color management, and then click Color Management.
Click the Devices tab.
From the Device list, select the color device that you want to associate with one or more color profiles.
Select the Use my settings for this device check box, and then click Add.
In the Associate Color Profile dialog box, do one or both of the following:
If you want to use a color profile that’s already installed on your computer, click the color profile in the list, and then click OK.
If you want to use a custom color profile that isn’t installed on your computer, click Browse, locate the custom color profile that you want to use, and then click Add.
The selected color profile (or profiles) is now associated with the device and can be used by programs that use Windows Color Management to describe the color characteristics of that device. To use the newly associated color profile as the default color profile for the selected device, click Set as Default Profile.

Click Close.


Your picture or graphics editing program ... Read more

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My work laptop has whole disk encryption (safeguard utimaco). My hard drive is full so I convinced the IT guy to temporarily decrypt my hard drive so that I can image the original drive and copy it to a larger hard drive. This saves me from reinstalling windows and starting from scratch.

The problem is that even though the drive is decrypted, the bootloader for utimaco is still there. So when I imaged the new drive and tried to boot it, the utimaco bootloader freaks out and won't boot. So, I'm thinking I should be able to just run the xp recovery console from the xp install disc and do a fixboot to reinstall the windows bootloader, but I thought I would double check with the experts...

Thanks in advance.

A:remove utimaco bootloader (reinstall windows bootloader)

That would be the first step to run FIXBOOT from the Recovery Console, you may need to do FIXMBR if that doesn't work.

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I haven't been able to plug a video camera or external hard drive into my computer via FireWire. I then tried a different cable, nothing. I then tried a different device and cable, nothing. I then tried a different computer with two devices, nothing.

My USB2.0 works fine with each device and computer. I also took the new computer into CompUSA and they tried their firewire device and all worked. I bought a new firewire cable, but I have the same luck with each device.

How can 2 external hardrives, and one sony camera not work, after working for a year. What happened? What do I need to do?

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I installed linux ubuntu onto my new laptop which was originally rinning windows vista ultimat 64-bit, in order to dual boot them, I chose in the llinux install to install grub, a bootloader designed for linux. I decided I didn't want linux anymore and deleted it's partitions. This was stupid, I turned on my computer the next day and apparently the grub bootloader was dependant on files on the partition so, now it won't let me boot to just windows, and I can't just exit grub and get to the vista bootloader either; once grub opens, it says it's starting, then displays


After that, I'm forced to shutdown. I've tried to use the startup repair feature in the vista os dvd, but it says nothing is wrong, since you can boot vista perfectly fine after you get past the grub bootloader, which I believe the startup check this feature performs begins after the grub thing comes up. I've tried doing things in bcdedit, but haven't found anything that has worked.

I need a way to either uninstall the grub bootlaoder (yes, uninstall the bootloader, we can do this because the vista one is fully intact and would pop up after grub while I was still able to boot normally before I stupidly wiped the linux partitions) or I need a way to bypass the grub bootloader to get to the vista bootloader.

Also, please no idiots telling me to change my BIOS boot device priority to boot from cd first, obviously I'm able to boot from my Vista os dvd in order to ge... Read more

A:Grub (a bootloader for linux) won't let me through to vista bootloader

Originally Posted by kautzken

Also, please no idiots telling me to change my BIOS boot device priority to boot from cd first, obviously I'm able to boot from my Vista os dvd in order to get to the recovery features, I want to boot from the hd not a cd.

When requesting help from us, it's best to be polite.

1. download EasyBCD
2. install it
3. go to 'Manage Bootloader' tab
4. select 'reinstall the vista bootloader' (this may be different)
5. click on 'Write MBR'
6. go to 'Add/Remove entries' tab
7. select Linux tab
(should be)
type: grub
name: neosmart grub
drive: (select drive that says something like 'Linux native')
8. Add entry
9. repeat 7 & 8 but the drive should be 'linux swap'

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I called Dell and all I could get without paying, I'm a cheap skate, was "Just copy the DVD to a bootable Flash Drive". Easier said than done. After trying a plethora programs (GRUB4DOS, Rufus, Universal-USB-Installer, etc.), that all assume your trying to install from a windows 7 DVD, I gave up. So, I went old school and did the diskpart, bootsect /nt60 route and then xcopy my Rescue DVD to the flash drive. That got me to "BOOTMGR MISSING". Unfortunately, the rescue disk doesn't have a Boot directory with a BCD file. So I copied the Boot dir from my workstation installation DVD to the Flash Drive. Now the the boot manager comes up with "Failed to startup" saying "Required device inaccessible". If I hit enter I get the Boot Loader "Choose OS ... and "Windows Setup" for a selection. When I hit enter again it goes back to the Boot Manager. So, I gather the BCD file from my workstation is the culprit. Below is the current BCD file.

Windows Boot Manager
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description: Windows Boot Manager
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A:Edit BCD bootloader to boot from USB

Why not just make a bootable USB with Rufus, then Xcopy to it?

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Hi all,

Today I turned on my computer and instead of booting to Windows 7, it says "No operating system installed". I booted from the Windows 7 CD, and using the command console I ran chkdsk on both my partitions; my data partition (c:) and my Windows 7 partition (d:) are fine. The automated startup repair sits at "attempting repairs..." for hours with the HDD light blinking, I don't know if it is doing a CHKDSK or what but it is taking too long to run...

Since the automated startup repair takes so friggin long, I decided to manually fix the bootloader (cause everything else seem to be fine) with this guide here: However, under the section "Step Four: Nuclear Holocaust" I get stuck on one of the steps. On the part that says "bcdedit.exe /set {bootmgr} device partition=C:" I get an error saying it cannot find the store specified.

What now? What did I type in wrong?

A:Can't boot to win 7 (missing bootloader)

Windows 7/ Vista Bootmgr -

Run HDD diagnostics - start with SeaTools for DOS -

Regards. . .



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I'm trying to resolve the problems of my friends PC. I think the bootrecord have been corrupt or something like that because firstly it didn't find anything to boot on. But, after some gently forced reboot, it gets to the bootloader that ask me to choose to boot to safe mode and others. I've tried all choices and they all loopback to the bootloader ... Will reinstalling the MBR with a boot disk have a chance to work (don't have physical access to the comp presently will try it asap) ? Is there any logs I could check ?

Thanks for your time,


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Okay heres the deal,
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A:Windows xp Pro won't boot from a bootloader

boot from the xp cd choose install
when the repair option comes up accept it this will take you into the recovery console
fixboot[drive letter]

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Thank you.

A:Can't connect to multiple websites on multiple devices

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Thanks for you time

A:Metro across Multiple Displays?

Metro can only be on one monitor. You can drag it to any monitor you want, but it's just one.

Metro shouldn't hid if you're using an app on a different monitor.

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So how do I delete these duplicates?

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A:Have 20+ duplicates boot menus in the bootloader

Hello Behindyouu,

In an elevated Command Prompt, execute the following command and post the results here.

bcdedit /enum

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NTLDR is on the Windows 7 drive FYI.
Thanks, CoreyTech

A:Windows XP and 7 Dual Boot, No BootLoader?

Are you sure you installed WIn7 on its partition and not XP partition?

Post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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A:Boot Ubuntu from win8 bootloader

How did you install Ubuntu? From the ISO or via Wubi?

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A:What are the Bootloader things needed for a duial boot OS?

Download and install EasyBCD after reformatting the XP partition.
Use it to restore the Vista/Win 7 bootloader and setup the boot menu

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I don't know how to do this on Windows, I have done it on Linux and it's very easy but obviously in Windows is completely different.

A:Want to remove entry on bootloader from old dual boot...

Uninstall XP from dual boot with Vista machine ? Troubleshooting PC Problems

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A:Vista / Windows 7 - Dual boot - Bootloader?

Here is an artical on removing Vista from a dual boot system John Barnett's Windows Vista Support: Remove Windows Vista from A Dual Boot System Hope this will help.In the artical it refers to going back to a previous version of windows after the loader is deleted, but I don't see why it wouldn't allow a newer version OS install. Fabe

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A:Dual Boot - No timeout in Legacy Bootloader?

Are looking in the right place.

Startup Options - Change Time to Wait before Default OS Runs

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I currently have a Vista/XP dualboot on my system.

I attempted to install Windows 7 as an upgrade over Vista, thereby keeping my XP.

The install runs fine however on the final reboot the PC no longer boots correctly.

It displays the "Press anykey to boot from CD" timer and then instead of showing the bootloader (as it has been all the way through setup (Choose XP/Win7/Earlier Windows)) It simply freezes.

The only way I have been able to make my sytem work at all has been to boot from the Win7 dvd attempt to install it again and wait until it forces a reboot at which point the bootloader is visible again and I can get back into XP.

Ive tried the repair option on the DVD and no joy either.

Any ideas please?

A:Windows 7 wont boot after install,not even a bootloader

This is a simple fix.

Boot into your bios and choose the other of your (I'm guessing) two hard drives as your default boot device.

When you are booted into 7, use Easybcd to add XP as a boot option.

If XP doesn't boot well after (from this drive - you can still change the boot drive back to what you had previously to get into XP always), you may need to edit it's boot.ini file.

Let us know how it goes and we can guide you if you need further help. Good luck.

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station with an external monitor that has a maximum of 1900X1200, Metro looks nice, but anything on the desktop (office and other desktop only programs), everything is HUGE and unusable.  If I try to set DPI scaling for multiple monitors, I can no longer
use my custom 250% DPI for the Lenovo, instead, I am given a slider that makes the external monitor look nice, but when the laptop is removed, it is so small that I'd need a magnifying glass to see.  If I want to use a docking station, I have to change
the DPI scaling every time I switch between being docked and as a standalone, which requires me to go through all of the steps to switch and then log out and log back in.  Is there a way to have custom DPIs for each monitor?  I think this will only
become a bigger problem as more companies develop higher resolution devices.


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Windows 8 Home
MS account on the pc

I don't know how it happened but it has. When I access PEOPLE from the Metro tile, I now have many duplicate contacts. I thought what showed here was pretty much controlled by what contacts I had made on my website for hotmail. It seems to always have changed in accordance with what I added or took away. So when I noticed these redundant contacts I went back to hotmail online, deleted them all, thinking this would now reflect from the Metro tile for PEOPLE. Hasn't worked? They are not disappearing. At that same place it reports I'm connected to MS but when clicking there on that MS logo is doesn't give me the option to remove the connection with MS. Besides, why arent' the going away if hotmail online is devoid of contacts?

This is new and is not acting like it has the past 2 days. Any help is greatly appreciated! Jack

A:Multiple duplicate contacts on Metro Mail Win 8

Open People, go to Settings, then click Options. This is where you can turn on/off accounts that the People apps will use to populate contacts. Turn off any account except Hotmail and see if the duplicates are removed.

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I have got HD 40 GB it has been divede to 3 partitions :

1- 15 GB NTFS for winXP
2- 5 GB FAT32 Storage
3- 20 GB NTFS for Win2003

First I installed windows XP on 15 GB partition, then I installed win2003.

I have got with dual boot system,,,,now which bootloader was responsible for booting XP and win2003 ? Does it XP bootloader ?

Can I modify this bootloader (boot.ini) ?
If I installed win2003 first,,,,,does the bootloader change form the XP (previous ) to 2003 ?

A:XP and 2003 bootloader which one handles dual boot system

1. It is the same bootloader.

2. For how to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows, see:;en-us;289022

3. Windows 2003 will only be added to the boot menu.

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I already have Win7 installed with the usual system reserved partition and main partition. Now I want to install both XP and Linux after it. To do this I need to have an extended/logical partition setup so that I can have enough room for Linux+Swap (1st System reserved, 2nd Win7, 3rd WinXP, 4th Linux, and 5th Swap). However, I'm stuck at installing XP.

I can get the initial install going using a BartPE environment. The problem is, that after the XP installer has copied the setup files to the target partition, it cannot then boot from that same partition to resume installation. It simply boots back into Windows 7.

I tried using EasyBCD to create an entry for WinXP so that I could select it in the bootloader, but it cannot create an entry (I'm assuming because nothing has actually been installed yet). How can I get my computer to boot into that XP logical partition to resume installation?

edit: Actually I may just forgo the swap partition and use a page file in Linux instead so I can have 4 primary partitions. Although if anyone knows the answer to the problem it would be nice to know.

A:W7 Bootloader: Boot WinXP from logical during installation process?

I'm assuming you are not intending to use UEFI and have Bypassed UEFI to install normally.

You can convert Win7 partition (not the System Reserved) to Logical so that a Primary becomes available for XP. Video help on how to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Easiest is to repair WIn7 by marking SysReserved Active after XP starts up, then booting into Win7 installer or Repair CD to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times until Win7 starts. Install EasyBCD to add XP.

I'd follow the steps here to add Linux: Dual Boot - Windows 7 and Linux with other helpful comments here: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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However, if I boot directly into my Windows HDD Win XP loads fine so can anyone help, it's becoming a real hassle to constantly go into my BIOS and change the boot order just to run one OS

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A:Windows XP boot error when loading though GRUB2 bootloader

In the root of the drive that has XP see if there are the files ntldr and They should be there since XP boots. Try copying them to the partition XP is actually on and retry the boot. This is the old "ntkdr missing or corrupt" error. The file copy should fix it.

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Windows 7 hp 64 bit/HP Pavillion dv6 notebook pc
ssd 1tb Touro
(everything is backed up as well as system image to ehd)
also did a system repair disc
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Followed a few tutorials that had me do basically the same thing.. still not working.
Tried christopher heiser's "fix a broken or missing bootloader in windows 7"... didn't work.
Went through tutorial from EasyBCD, tried automated repair, manually repairing windows bootloader & nuclear Holocaust..
All the commands completed (nuclear holocaust) added new entry.. everything was ok.
But it is still not booting
Please help!
I hate to be a pain & even ask this question b/c I know there are tutorials everywhere to do this but something just isn't going right & before I wipe my ssd and spend another day cloning my OS, I figured I would ask..
I also seem to of gained a few additions to my ssd (the * in the photo). Here is what my drives look like via EaseUS-attached.
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A:OS cloned to SSd-unable to boot-attempted to recover bootloader-still

Try removing the old HDD, than do Start up Repair.

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Hi im trying to enable dual boot for 7 and XP. 7 was installed first and after XP installation, I ran EasyBCD (in XP) to restore vista bootloader. Upon startup there is still no dual boot option and boots straight into 7.

Any advice?

A:Vista Bootloader Restored but still no Dual Boot Screen

Try running EasyBCD from Windows 7.

Also, please post a screen shot of an expanded Disk Management.

To open Disk Management, press Winkkey+r, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter or click GO.

Vista and Windows 7: How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista - Vista Forums (says it's for Vista but also works with Win 7).

Use the Paperclip next to the Smiley to upload and insert here.

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Dear Windows 8 users

I call myself an experienced user. I had multiboot installations with Windows from even before the 21st century. I fixed millions of problems with Windows OS'es. However, this time I don't have the time to search for days. I did my best for a few hours, but I became a busy man. That's why I would like to ask you guys for some help.

First of all, something that I think has nothing to do with Windows, my PC freezes while booting. This sometimes happens at the first seconds, sometimes this happens while booting Windows. However, after a reboot everything is alright again. I don't have any problem with it. It already is a habbit to boot and reset it immediately after. However, this time I forgot to reset it on time and it freezed while Windows was booting. I rebooted again and got a BSOD without any valuable information. Then it resetted automaticly and started with "automatic repair". However, it couldn't fix the problem. Now, every time I rebooted, it automaticly started repairing errors. I tried safemode, but it also starts with repairing errors!

I started the standard procedure. I put in my Windows 8 installation flash drive and tried some things like bootrec /fixboot, bootrec /fixmbr, bootrec /rebuildbcd (which first didn't work, but did after renaming the bcdedit files) ... then I messed around with diskpart a bit and in the meantime deleted my system reserved partition (and yes I know what I'm doing, I didn't remove anything important and ... Read more

A:Boot problems: first freezes, then BSOD's, then bootloader errors.

Please attach the log file to the forum post otherwise people may not look at it as its on DB.

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with the mouse, it's easy. you just hold down ctrl while you select all the desired emails.

i can't figure out with the touch interface. if anyone knows, please help me out here.

A:can you select multiple emails with touch in Metro WinMail

I found the answer after some googling!

In order to select multiple items by touch in any metro app, on each item you want selected, you swipe the item to the right.

so if I want to highlight emails 1, 3, 4, 7, 8 to copy them to an email folder, I would select email 1 with my finger, then I would swipe email 3 to the right, then swipe emails 4, 7, and 8 to the right as well. then move it to the folder by selecting the move button at the bottom of the screen.

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I had a dual boot system.

I needed more hard drive space, so, from within Windoze, I formated my Linux Partition to be an NTFS partition.

At the time however, I forgot that Windoze used the Linux bootloader (GRUB) also.

What do I have to do to get the native Windoze bootloader back again?

(In other words, I went from a dual boot system to a Windoze only system, and I need Windoze to be able to start on its own, without GRUB's help)


A:Deleted Linux boot loader - How do I reinstate the Windoze bootloader?

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I have ASUS K55A - HI5014L laptop that came with UEFI win8 x64
I primarily use win7 x64, its setup as dual boot via (disabled EUFI and launch csm)
i've corrupted my dual-boot options by pressing multiple f1-f12 keys on start up, i couldnt boot anything (if i recall correctly it said it was missing something)

I was able to get into win7 with

bcdboot C:\Windows /l en-gb /s B: /f ALL from bootable usb

then i tried to reset bcd settings with EasyBCD software, which recreated 4 entires in bootloader, successfully

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device boot
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {default}
resumeobject {1f8184a2-14de-11df-9734-f08c6d8c50b0}
displayorder {default}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 10
displaybootmenu Yes
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A:Corrupted Bootloader on ASUS K55A - HI5014L cant dual boot.

You'lll not be able to boot into Win8 if you've enabled CSM unless there is a "UEFI Boot First" choice and you install to UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums.

This is the same on any preinstalled Win8 laptop if you want to Dual Boot with extant Win8: You must shrink C to create your Dual Boot partition, reboot into BIOS setup to disable Secure Boot and then either set CSM to "Both" mode or "Enabled UEFI Boot First." Then you should be able to install to the partition created in order to Dual Boot.

If you're using a flash stick installer make sure to use UEFI Bootable USB Flash Drive - Create in Windows Option 1 to format the stick correctly.

If this fails post back the exact error message and at what step of install. Then check your choices in BIOS setup to let us know how they may vary since every BIOS is different and are being updated regularly.

You can also delete all partitions during the UEFI install or to Bypass UEFI to Install WIn7
in CSM/Legacy mode, then Clean Install Windows 7 first, then Clean Install - Windows 8 second to get a Dual Boot with superior Clean Installs instead of the bloated Eight preinstall.

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~ a year ago my wife's computer experienced (paraphrased) 'can't find boot loader' when rebooting. At the time, I downloaded Win 7 repair files that corrected the problem until last night. Apparently there was a short power line glitch. Her UPS' battery was no longer effective, her machine rebooted and got stuck at the 'can't find boot loader' prompt. She tried rebooting a few times to no avail. This morning her computer was at the login screen so the machine apparently got through the boot process on her last attempt after she left the room.

Apart from getting a new UPS I need to be prepared to deal with the boot loader issue again. I can't find the disk I used the last time. EasyBCD appeared as the first Google hit, has very clear instructions on the 3 steps to repair/replace in order of what works.

Before downloading the file and using it assuming the boot problem is back again, I wanted to check here to be sure the software is as good as it gets for the problem.

[EDIT] I found the instructions online that I had previously used: How to Manually Repair Windows 7 Boot Loader Problems

Easy Recovery Essentials costs ~$20. I'd pay for the software if it contained anything more helpful regarding the boot loader than just using the Win 7 repair disk + the referenced website's command line instructions.

If I don't hear back on this post I'll proceed with the Win 7 install disk on the assumption that the RE software simply automates the command line options.

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A:Problem with Boot Loader--EasyBCD--Recovering the Windows Bootloader?

To boot disk or stick just use the one-time BIOS Boot menu key which every PC has.

In the future the steps are here for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.
EasyRE is covered where it offers enhanced boot disk repairs. Otherwise you should make a Win7 System Repair Disk if needed for future repairs, during which the hard drive should always be set first to boot. A backup system image should also be stored externally to reimage the hard drive in 20 minutes if Win7 becomes irreparable.

There may be a problem with your boot files so let us see a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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Our ISP recently updated their hard ware to work with the Sprint network. Note: our ISP is not Sprint, but the local phone company.

Our Hardware:
Internet: DSL 10.0 (highest speed available)
Modem: Comtrend (ISP provides)
Router: Belkin N
Computer: 10 yr old Dell running XP - service pac3 - wired connection
Kindle Fire (first edition, no HD, etc) - wireless connection
Xbox 360 - wireless connection

Xbox - went from constantly bumped from Xbox Live game by losing internet connection to not being able to enter a game at all
Kindle - went from occasional "network error' message during online tasks to having to restart download (multiple times) or refresh page for most any or all online tasks
Computer - have to click refresh to get most any page to load after the home page

What we've tried so far:
I have recently cleared the cache on both the computer and Kindle. XBox's new security measures have been met.

My questions:
Do any or all of these issues seem to be related?
Is there a piece of equipment or something we may be missing to make all of these things work? I am a networking novice.
Who should I call to get these issues corrected, my ISP or a tech service? Note: if I start with the ISP and they do not find an issue I have to pay for the call.

A:Multiple issues over multiple devices

First. You should try to NOT use a wireless connection for any type of gaming: PC, Mac, Console, etc. If you can hard wire the xbox you'll be waaay better off than using wireless.

Now... Yes, the issues could be related - there maybe an issue with the Belkin N router. I'd try to first reset the Belkin router to default settings, check on manufacturer website for instructions how, most routers you can press a "reset" button w/ a paperclip or ball point pen. Reconfigure the Belkin router, recreate the wireless network and see how everything works. If you are still having issues, humor me and connect the Dell directly to the DSL modem, bypassing Belkin router. See if you still have connection issues, if you do then it could be the DSL modem that is the problem and call your ISP to replace. If you don't have same issues then it's most likely an issue with the Belkin router. Replace it. Don't buy the dirt cheapest router at the store, but you most likely don't need the most expensive one either. Find a good middle ground router, ask sales associate to assist you accordingly.

Post back, Hope this helps!!

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I want to use the audio simultaneously from my ati 4550 HDMI, Sony blue-tooth speaker via usb BT dongle, 3.5mm jacks on my mobo, and also from a spdif and digital coax linked to the mobo via on board header to expansion bracket with ports.

I know this all may sound like overkill, however I don't have the funds for high end switches / replicators, etc. So manually changing them has been a hassle.

I have done some reading and I know se7en doesn't let you. I did this with xp x64.

Anyone know of a "work-around" or hack to enable all devices at once?

Intel E2140
Intel DQ965CO
4gb Kingston 667mhz
MSI r4550
Ultra MD3 Dashboard
Gyration RF MCE Universal Remote


From what I see, you can only have one "Default" Playback device so I doubt that what you want to do can be accomplished.

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I use w10 on 3 devices, a mid range gaming PC, linx7 tablet, and lumia640. On the whole the experience is pretty good, syncing works well, reminders, alarms, contacts etc. This was one of the reasons I opted for android early, using chrome on a PC gave a similar, yet skimmed down, one OS feel.
I've not had one BSOD since updating the 'rig', my mobile works great, and the tablet is amazing for ?49! I was talking to my father in law who uses all 3 main OSs every day, and we both agree that windows just feels more 'grown up' than iOS or android. He wants a win10 phone next to replace his android (he'll have to keep the company iPhone4).
So like I said, does anyone else have a similar experience?

A:Who else uses w10 across multiple devices?

yeah i have no probs with my Lumia 920, HP work laptop and 2 of table computers at home.

just pisses me off to have the same background on each computer and i seem not to be able to find a setting to keep that sync out

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I have 2 x 24 port hubs uplinked to each other. I wish to introduce a switch.

How can I do this with the uplink ports on the hubs reserved.


A:Multiple network devices

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Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit. Home network. Already have 3 printer devices. One printer is All-in-One (HP). Want to keep that device installed and be able to use all functions. Want to add a desk top scanner for speed and versatility. The All-in-One is network cabled and also USB to my desktop computer. The desktop scanner is not network; would be USB to my desktop computer. I seem to recall reading somewhere (not sure of this - maybe HP literature to discourage buying other scanners) that you can't have more than one scanner. Doesn't seem logical. Is more than one scanner (using only one at any one time) OK?

A:Are Multiple Scanner Devices OK?

As far as I know you have as many usb devices hooked up to one computer. There is a theoretical limit of 124, but it really is determined on how many usb ports you have as to how many usb devices you can hook up. Each device has it's own driver/software package, so I don't see any real reason you couldn't. I know for a fact you can have a printer (all in one) and scanner hooked up at the same time. My dad did using XP, Lexmark all in one printer and an HP scanner.

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My system has a sound card and two USB audio devices. I can click the speaker -> options -> propertied -> mixer device and select 1 device and reboot and play via that device. However I would like to have all audio devices work at the same time. Is there a way to do this? If not, is there a way to switch without rebooting? (Windows 2000).

A:multiple audio devices

..................err? why do you need/want multiple audio devices from the one PC??????

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Hi, I recently purchased a HP Pavilion dv6974 Laptop, it came installed with Vista 64-bit. It works fine and all, just one thing I want to figure out.

The laptop has built-in speakers, a built-in mic, 2 headphone jacks and 1 microphone jack. I plugged my headset into one of the headphone jacks, my headset microphone into the microphone jack, and my external speakers into the second headphone jack.

What I wish to do is to set it up in a way that I can play music through my speakers, and Ventrilo through my headset.

The way I did this before on my desktop was that there was this option in the Realtek Audio Manager called "enable playback multi-stream" that separated the two audio jacks on the computer (one in the back, and one in the front). Then I was able to choose a different audio driver for Ventrilo, and use the default one for music. This was on XP, and I only had one sound card btw.

And now for Vista, I've tried looking through the Audio Device Manager and the Realtek Audio Manager but couldn't find anything that would help much, except in the Realtek Audio Manager there's this "tie up all input jacks something something, etc" that sounded like it was what I was looking for, but all it did was mess up my microphone.

To add more to this confusion, there is actually another audio device in the Audio Device Manager, but it's the Digital Audio Receiver, and I don't really know what that does.

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A:Multiple Audio Devices

Hi, ForeverRen, and welcome to the forums.

I think HP would be your best bet in this they would be able to tell you for sure if that can be done with their hardware or not.

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I would like to connect a variety of wireless devices in my house to my work VPN while allowing other devices in the house access to my home network as normal.

I was hoping to find a wireless ADSL router that allows me to associate a LAN port to a VPN connection, then connect a wireless access point to that port. I could then run two wireless networks in my house, one that would connect to my work VPN and the other that would not.

Is there such a router?

If not, is there some other way of doing what I need?

A:Connecting multiple devices to a VPN

Sorry for the bump, but would this do the trick?

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i have speakers connected to the hdmi and have a fm transmitter connected to the headphones jack. how do i get the soud to come out of both? Picture:


A:Sound from multiple devices

You can't have sound from both at same time - it's either one or other because the headphone jack is designed to mute the speakers when headphones are plugged into it.

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I use laptop, with system speaker volume too low, almost inaudible.
It has inbuilt sigmatel HD audio, with 3.5 mm jack ( I do connect my headphone with it).
I also posses a bluetooth headset (DELL).

Is there any way I can get output to both the headsets?

I need this to watch movie, so that me and my room partner can easily listen via saperate sets fo headphone without difficulty.

A:using multiple sound devices

as far as i know you cannot output to two audio devices at the same time from one program unless the program alows this (eg. PCDJ)

To solve the problem you could get a 3.5mm spliter and another set of 3.5mm headphones but this would probably require a trip to an electronics shop unless you have one already.

also post what OS you are running in case someone else knows of another way.

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Ok, this isn't really pc related, but I'm sure it's an issue many of you face every day. I have a PDA/GPS, cell, bluetooth headset and blackberry. I use each every day, which means every night I have to plug all four devices in to charge. Does anyone know of some kind of charging station that would house all four power adapters neatly and allow me to charge all four devices from one outlet? Is there some kind of travel charger that would let me plug all four devices in to charge at once? Such a hassle taking all four adapters every time I travel.


A:Any way to charge multiple devices at once?

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So here's the setup:

Windows Home Premium X64, 8GB Ram, I5-3570K CPU

Recently built. I understand there's been an issue with Windows 7 using different devices for audio outputs. I was told by MS IT to use Virtual Audio Cable (VAC) for 'combining' my programs/devices into the same output.

My computer is mostly built for Audio recording (Audacity, Adobe Audition), and virtual instrumentation (Reason 5, FL Studio, Abelton, etc...)

My issue is that while some of these programs work well with VAC, key important ones such as Reason 5 do not. With my particular soundcard and driver, there is a degree of latency between the time I press a note on the keyboard to when I can actually hear it.

FL Studio automatically bundles ASIO4ALL - an awesome '0 latency' driver pack that comes with a easy to use control menu. ASIO4ALL is automatically selected as the audio card driver.

However I am unable to use VAC whilst keeping the latency low at the same time.

I need some help if you please!

A:Multiple Devices - VAC not working for needs.

I have a Sonar X2 (Producer) studio. Something like your questions would be better answered on a board such as where recording and DAW equipment is the topic of the forum.

I don't like ASIO4ALL, it can cause problems. I've had problems with trying to use it when I had a Focusrite Saffire Pro 40. I've seen other posts (on other forums) about ASIO4ALL problems.

I have a Roland Octa-Capture and an MAudio Fastrack Ultra 8R and I only use the drivers supplied by Roland and MAudio.

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hi, i'm relatively new here, so i'm not really sure how to do this but alot of my games are having problems i.e. ? has cause in invalid page fault in unknown. I am led to believe it is a soundcard problem, i use an onboard sound card with the VIA VT1612A 2-channel audio Codec and i look in multimedia properties under audio devices, i had two different ones, Audio for via Ac'97 Enhanced Audio Controller(WDM), and Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM), i was told by a friend to uninstall the drivers and then reinstall to fix this, i did, now on top of those two devices i have a second Audio for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM). I also have three MIDI for WDM-based Device. ANd Mixer for VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM), along with two Mixer for Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM),this may be normal, but like i said i'm relatively new at this and it doesn't really look normal, so can someone please help me? Thank You

A:need help, multiple audio devices

Look at the back of your computer. Do you have onboard sound AND a seperate PCI sound card? If so then you need to disable the onboard sound in the BIOS setup and use only the PCI sound card.

Now go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ALL VIA AC97, AC97, Vinyl audio drivers and anything else that looks like it goes to sound drivers.

Then go to Device Manager and uninstall/remove all remaining VIA/Vinyl/AC97 devices listed under the Multimedia heading. Reboot only after all are removed.

Then download the latest VIA Vinyl drivers. When you first run the new driver setup program it will look to see if there are still drivers installed, if it finds any then it give you the option to uninstall them. Do that and reboot.

Then run the VIA installation again and install the drivers, and reboot.

At any point Windows may redetect the sound card and want to reinstall the drivers - let it. Do NOT click Cancel on the Found New Hardware Wizard. If all goes well prior to install the latest driver the sound card should be detected as a PCI Multimedia Device and that means all the drivers will have been removed.

Here's the latest drivers:
They are in a ZIP file, once extracted you need to run the SETUP.EXE file to install the drivers.

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We receive Email on Desk Top, Ipad and Laptop that is repeated each time we open a computer and look at the mail . Also have two programmes on the Desk Top that again repeate the mail : Windows Live Mail and Mozilla Thunderbird. This causes untold mail and most annoying. How can I just see the mail once on either of the computers. We run Windows 7 on the Lap Top and Desk Top, the Ipad is the current model.

Hope you can assist me please, my husband and self are not very computer literate.

A:Email Across Multiple Devices

The closest thing would be to set them all up as IMAP instead of POP accounts. That way you get all the same email, the same deletions and moves, and the same emails marked as read across all devices. It doesn't quite prevent you from seeing the email more than once unless you move that email to another folder or delete it in which case the same thing will happen on the rest of the devices.

You would have to check with your email service to see if they support IMAP and to get the correct settings. Or post your email provider here.

Also, I changed the title of your thread from your name to something more meaningful.

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I have an ethernet connection running from a router to another room and I wonder if I could use that single connection for multiple devices (computer, game systems, etc). Will a hub work for a connection coming from a router?
Is it possible to have them all up and running simultaneously or does it have to be one device at a time?


A:Single IP, multiple devices

If it's a standard SOHO router, and not a switch or a modem, you can have up to 253 devices attached. (There are 256 addresses available, but you can't use the first or last address, and one is reserved for the gateway--the router itself.) Note that the 253 addresses includes wireless devices.


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Under XP, when I played an MP3 it would come out of my headphones and my SPDIF port to my AMP at the same time. Under vista I seem to have to choose and keep changing them manually (setting one as default) . Also, when I change them, it doesn't seem to take effect till I restart that application, mp3 player, movie player or whatever.

I seem to have similar issues with mic vs line-in. and switching between them doesn't always seem to work if in use and Mute options also seem to not kick in.

I read some scare stories about DRM but I'm not sure that this is relevent or not .

In XP, this just worked. sound would go into the IN's and come out of the OUTs and could be muted where needed. Does this work differently now?

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I have an Xbox One, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 laptop. I have Hey Cortana enabled on all of them. I use it all the time on Xbox to control my tv volume and channel. I use it while I'm driving on my phone. I don't use it that often on my laptop, but sometimes I will use it to change songs or something while I am working. The point is, I have fairly justifiable reasons to have it enabled on 3 devices.
So lets say I'm watching football. I have my fantasy stuff up on my laptop, and my phone is near bye because its always there. I decide I want to mute the TV, so I say "Hey Cortana, Mute". The result? My Tv mutes, my phone and my laptop both tell me that they cant perform that function. I do that same with volume up? Same result.
Later, I say "Hey Cortana, call Wife". The result? My Xbox and TV either try to open Skype or give me an error while my phone calls my wife.
So year, having the same "Hey Cortana" voice commands for 3 devices was a poor idea. "Xbox, Mute" worked fine. I mean, I do feel like Cortana does a better job of understanding what I am telling it to do, but couldn't it have stayed as Xbox commands rather than Hey Cortana? I could just turn it off on my laptop and be happy with it, but I actually use it for my phone and my xbox.
Imagine when people actually start buying Surface Phones (if that ever happens). What were they thinking?

A:Hey Cortana... multiple devices... what were they thinking?

Lucky sod, we have three Xbox Ones, two PC's two Surfaces and three Cortana enabled Windows phones in our flat, we have discovered the meaning behind the phrase "She who's name must not be spoken"

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I realize this is a forum for Windows 7, but I don't know where else to ask this question lol.

Earlier I made a thread about my mom's computer being unable to reinstall Windows 7 after a factory reset. I think I've found a possible fix for this, but I'm not entirely sure.

I'm currently in the process of installing Windows 10 on my own computer via the Windows Creation Tool, and I noticed that it gave me the option to not only install W10 on my own computer, but another's through a Flash Drive as well.

So my question: after I've installed Windows 10 on my own computer, would it be possible to also put a copy onto my flash drive to install Windows 10 on my mom's computer as well? And if so, can I bypass the product key requirement to get to the desktop? I've got some code that I used to grab my own product key in order to install Windows 10 for myself, which I can also use to retrieve my mom's product key if I can get to her desktop to open Notepad.

I've never booted a computer via flash drive, so I don't know whether or not I can do this. I don't have her product key, and I can only get it if I can access her desktop (unless there's another way, because the product key on the back of her laptop is too faded to read).

Thanks in advance!

A:Installing Windows 10 on Multiple Devices?

Once you've made an install flash drive (or DVD or iso) from the Microsoft site, you can use it to upgrade any number of qualifying computers (genuine activated Windows 7 SP1) to Windows 10 without needing a serial. It must be the correct edition ie Windows 7 Home Premium needs a Windows 10 Home flash drive. A sneaky upgrade attempt from Home to Pro will appear to work, but won't activate (you will prob be nagged to buy the correct serial sometime in the future).

re : booting from flash - I found that the upgrade didn't work in that scenario. I had to run setup.exe from within Windows 7. If a clean install is your goal, once Windows 10 is installed, you can boot from the install media (flash, DVD etc) and install again, deleting all partitions. You don't need a serial for this, because MS 'remembers' the hardware and activates it accordingly. If you do this, all data and apps are deleted.

Edit - if your mom's computer isn't actually running, you won't be able to upgrade it to W10 for free.

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I have a dell dimension 2400 that I think is going kaput. I've had to format one drive twice and an alternate drive once (merely to test that the first hard drive wasn't the issue.) My primary problem and reason for my first reinstall was an OS hanging issue probably due to some hardware conflict somewhere - various solutions such as safe mode, repairing install and fixboot would not work (scared to use fixmbr without first checking all my options.)

Three soft formats later and both of my hard drive installs are ticking my ethernet adapter, among other devices, with a question mark. As an example, I've used the OEM disks provided for the 3com 4011 integrated ethernet controller, selected the appropriate driver and ended up with a code 10 on it. I boot to safe made and check all the hidden devices for obvious conflicts but no such luck, there are no other NICs installed on my PC and the rest cannot be removed ("you need this device to boot" message on uninstall attempt")

Does anyone know where I can find out which resources my device wants to use?
quick edit: it is XP
could it be a ghost device driver sucking up resources from a previous install?

question the third: HAAALP! according to the utility partition manager my system is in full working order (ha.)

many thanks for your gratuitous help.

A:Solved: Code 10 multiple devices...

I'm adding an everest report of the hardware for your viewing pleasure.

it can be viewed here:

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Hi there.
I am using my phones 3G to type this and it's a real nuisance since I cannot research information for essays and other important aspects that I need when studying for my A levels.

Anyway, it started last night around 11pm, everything died and I thought it was because of the bad weather.
I woke up to sunshine however the internet was still not working.

The router is a SuperHub 2 and it had no problems up till now, the lights for 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz are flashing and so are the other lights on the router - this the router is working.

The problem is the connectivity, I use my laptop, iPhone and computer all together when studying and playing games. All of which has the same problem. All have the 5 bars connectivity however they all say "no internet access" and no response from the DNS servers.

What is the problem then?

What I've done:
- I have release and renewed the IPs
- reset router numerous times
- turned on: off router numerous times
- fiddled with wires to make sure they're plugged in.
- turned on and off computers and laptops.
- set IvP4 to automatic.
- waited hours.
- went onto the Virgin Media router page via 192.168.0.X. Then I started the router up in factory status, starting I up a few times.

How do I fix this nuisance? I need the internet now, for work purposes.
Please help, since it's affecting me and my family members and all of our devices.

A:No internet access on multiple devices

Does the Virgin Media router page give you a status of the WAN?

We had a bad storm last week and it took a few days after power was restored for Comcast to repair their lines.

I was able to get to my router, but the WAN address was - can't get there from here!

If you have a WAN address, turn everything off (no power) then
power up your cable modem, wait a few minutes for it to cycle through what it cycles through
power up your router (if seperate) wait for it to cycle through what it cycles through
finally power up your machine and check the network status on the Virgin Media router

If you don't have a WAN address, report the outage to your provider. They probably already know about your area, but a call never hurts.


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Why do I have so many "base system devices" can I safely delete them ?

A:Multiple Base System Devices, why ?

first, we need to know your system specs, follow this tutorial

Second, why are you posting a Win 8 issue in sevenforums when there is eightforums?

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I'm not entirely sure if this is a Windows Sound issue or a hardware issue, so I'm asking this question both here and in a Windows Community Forum. Is it possible to output audio to multiple devices (i. e., can one assign more than one "Default Device")?  For example, can I output to the USB-S/P-Dif device connected to my stereo and the bluetooth device driving my outdoor speakers simultaneously? I have an Envy dv7-7255dx, with the IDT Hi-Def audio codec, running 64-bit Windows 10 Home. Thanks!

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Is it possible to connect the ac511 to multiple devices?

A:connect ac511 to multiple devices?

The AC511 is USB Sound. Answer is no not ever.
So there is no splitting.  It cannot be attached to multiple usb ports.

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So on my home network, we have your normal cable modem, router, and gigabit switch setup. The router is a high speed linksys model (gigabit), and the gigabit switch is an 8 port. The ethernet goes all through the house, but I've recently built a media room. In this room I have a Zensonic High-def network dvd player for streaming media, a gaming/media pc, an xbox 360, ps3, modded xbox 1 for more media streaming and a wii. The wii isn't really relevant to the problem because it is wifi, but I'm proud of my media room.

The problem was that I needed to network all of these, and when the house was built, we only ran one ethernet port into the room. No big deal I thought, because as long as I'm just streaming media, a 10/100 switch would be sufficient. So I pulled out an old hub (not a switch). All of these devices were hooked up and it worked great. Then one day, it all just stopped. The hub was old, so I ran out and got a netgear fs605 switch on sale for 5 bucks at office depot. This still hasn't fixed the problem, but has helped me diagnose it. When I plug in the uplink, I get a blinking response. When I plug in the next device, it works and is recognized. However, every device after that causes the switch to stop working and just start blinking. No activity, it looks like an error code of some kind. Have I put too much on this little switch? It was working just fine for months on just a hub. Any thoughts?


A:Network switch cannot allow multiple devices!

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Right now I have my computer hooked up to two sets of I/O devices (mouse, keyboard, monitor) and I was wondering if you can separate them so that for example I can surf the web on one set and have a friend play a game on the other. Currently they show and control the same things.

Both monitors are on the same graphics card, one mouse/keyboard is USB the other PS/2

Thanks for any help.

A:Using multiple input devices on one Computer

Nope, there is only one console manager. Since you already have the monitor and keyboard, why not find a cheap machine and just have two?

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So my household needs to upgrade internet. Our internet speeds are slow (3mbps) and my mom works at home with various computer programs as she processes documents and claims.She cannot deal with the lag in her internet speed caused by my brother playing his new xbox one (which I've heard takes up the internet like no other) and me browsing the net all at once.

I'm asking because I don't know about internet speeds, our current plan in our area is the best one (I know 3mbps is not alot) but apparently that is the highest service AT&T U-verse provides.

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.

Thank you for your help!

A:Would 5mbps be enough to support multiple devices?

Hi 12FindersKeepers,

12FindersKeepers said:

So I'm wondering if anyone knows what would be a good speed for internet considering all of this, it know this isn't exactly a computer problem but I wouldn't know where else to ask.Click to expand...

No problem, this is the right section to ask in.

Now I'm a bit confused as to whether your potential Internet speed would be 3Mbps or 5Mbps (conflicting information in title and post). Either way, you're right that that isn't very much bandwidth. Your mom should be able to do her computer work assuming the file transfers she performs involve smaller Word, PDF, and text documents. The primary factors here will be what you do while web browsing, and the Xbox One connection.

You likely won't be able to play Xbox and stream video well simultaneously - that isn't even taking into account possible file transfers of your mom's.

I'm not sure where you live, but most developed areas in the United States have Internet speeds much higher than this. I recommend doing some research online to find out if this truly is your only option. With modern Internet content, I would say ~10Mbps is a good minimum recommendation for a pleasant browsing experience.

If you cannot find/get an Internet connection with increased bandwidth, then you all may need to dedicate times for certain activities on the Internet.

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New box is together. Windows 8.1 64-bit.

When I look at my drives in file explorer, a couple drives have multiple drive letters...

For example, my data backup drive, which is only one partition, shows up as drive "Int data backup (T(T(T" - unfortunately, it keeps changing the colon and closing parentheses to that goofy smiley face.

Same for a couple others... I've never seen this before in Windows 7, so what is this? Do I need to do something about it?


Also, in "Devices and Printers" from the control panel, I have FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV2PC Media Server" and FOUR occurrences of "DIRECTV Mediashare Renderer"

Do they have anything to do with the multiple drive letters? What the heck are they for? And can I delete them?

A:Multiple drive letters and odd devices

It appears your PC is connected to a media Share network

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I seem to have a bug in the USB drivers or such that I need help with analyzing. I have tried deleting the USB drivers and letting the system update the driver. I am rather a newbie at system diagnostics but somewhat proficient at computers so hopefully with your help I can iron this problem out. Thanks very much ahead of time

HP dm4 laptop
Intel i5
Toshiba 500GB HD

A:multiple BSOD USB bugcode USB devices not being used

You have both Norton Internet Security and AVG installed. Please remove one or the other and see if your system is then stable.
AVG Remover

Norton Removal ToolHaving two security programs that accomplish the same tasks can cause conflicts/freezes/hangs/crashes/etc. due to them using the same system resources simultaneously. If you had tried to remove one prior to installing the other, it may be that remnants remain and you should contact support for that product to get it properly removed now.

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Slowly lost app's now have no control. Or admin privilege. The screen looks fake. There's drives listed I can't access. And every download was hijacked. Now theres no real Network or bios driver installed. after multiple attempts and no system functions available I want to use another computer and try to download virus software there. Noticed something strange happen and both laptops havea Dll bug long story short my Android, laptops, printer and router have all been hijacked and I do not know what to do at this point

I haven't seen or been able to find anything on something so expensive enedina have any other laptops that are accessible at this time so even doing it from my phone is challenging

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Does anyone know if Windows 8 will intergrate multiple output devices to play at the same time? Windows 7 doesn't do it... which is stupid. Pirates will always find a way to bypass this, but I'm stuck without this important feature!!! This is absolutely CRUCIAL for HTPC (home theatre PC) people and/or DJ's or Music producers / Artists. I also use audio levelers like SRS audio essentials which is considered another audio playback device. This is truly ridiculous that I paid all of this money for Windows 7 and I can't play to 2 sets of speakers at the same time. And if I want to switch to headphones for a second for any particular reason, i have to go through a process... and make it the default device and when I want to go back to watching tv I have to go through the process again...... SO ANNOYING..... it's my computer, I should be able to play to ALLLLLLLL of my devices. That's why I buy all these devices so I can use them all simultaneously. This is so basic. Can you please update Windows 7 with multiple playback on all devices. I don't copyright infringe or rip dvd's to external sources, but even if I was a shady individual, which I'm NOT, I don't need multiple playback device to do this. You're only hurting ME, the consumer that pays for things I use. It's MADDENING. PLEASE UPDATE YOUR PLAYBACK DEVICES TO INCLUDE SIMULTANEOUS OUTPUT PLAYBACK TO ALL DEVICES.... OR AT LEAST SEVERAL... I mean really... for this stage of technology, this is totally ridiculous.

A:Playback Devices - Multiple Outputs

better to ask this question here
Windows 8 Forums

The people frequenting there have more direct experience with windows 8 than the average user here.

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I've googled this endlessly with no result and I'm guessing it isn't possible but I may as well ask.

My laptop has one audio/mic port. I'm cheap and had a splitter laying around, my headphones, and a set of ear buds with a mic on it I combined to use as a headset.

This works fine, however, since the sound output is being split to both my ear buds and headphones, it doesn't sound as good and some things are faint, which isn't good for gaming.

Is there a way to manage my audio devices so that my ear buds is mic only and no sound, and my headphones get all the sound? I've found no options in Windows, just playback (speakers) and recording (mic). I assume because it's only one jack it isn't, but it can't hurt to ask.

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I'm trying to use my speakers for everything except one program. I want to use my headphones for a chat program called Ventrillo. any ideas or suggestions?

A:Trying to use multiple audio output devices

I've tried just about everything I could think of and still nothing. Tried changing audio output settings on everything and still cant figure it out. Anyone know if its even possible?

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I've read through a could of threads but have yet to find any answers for my problem. Basically my internet runs fine when a device is directly connected to my modem. However, when running through a router I get 2-10 second disconnects at random intervals on all devices hooked up to the router, be it wired or wireless. I've already tired three different router, all different brands, among other various things like updating/switch firmware and changing the router over to a new wall socket with no luck. I had my service provider come out and switch the modem, but that didn't help any. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Internet cutting out on multiple devices.

what cable is between the router and modem - has this been changed ?
you mention "wall socket"
As you have made a lot of changes to the modem and to the router(s) - i can only think of cable

Before making each connection , do a powercycle - see how below

connect with a small cable between the modem and PC - and that works fine
then with a 2nd cable - do the same
now you have two cables that you know work on the modem
Also while in that configuration post an ipconfig /all - see how below

then using the same cables - connect from the modem to the router
and using the known cable connect the PC to the router
Now test again and see if this time it works
ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries

For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cm... Read more

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Hello there
I am having major issues at the moment and have been trying to fix this for the past couple of months.
my primary laptop a Tobisha was playing up a while ago when I plugged my apple iphone into it and was transferring photo's, it was taking ages to respond and then came up with error corrupt image.
I tried again and it said the file was already there and if i would like to replace it? I saw the file size and it was 100 X bigger than all the others.
I got a little concerned and downloaded malwarebites to scan my computer (I had avg already installed and nortorns).
as time went on and a little bit of research online and fiddling about, the virus was not budging and had locked me out of admin rights.
I tried take ownership, downloading various programs to run and it kept overtaking the programs until i couldn't delete any files anymore.
I found an old laptop dell and tried to fix that one up (as that too had a virus)
I ran malwarebites on it and it removed somethings and i was able to get it going.
I was using an exeternal hard drive to back up my files from the tobisha and wanted to transfer them to the dell
when i noticed i lost admin rights on the dell also.
at this point too I was having strange things happen to my iphone, background app transfers and greyed out features with location services always on.
I tried deleting a heap of things on the dell after running some programs, it seems it now had the same thing as the other laptop.
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This is so odd. I'm running Windows XP SP2 on Dual core INtel with 1 gb memory.

I've installed a front USB panel that has 4 ports in front and 2 more on the PCI card which it's attached to. (added on peripheral).

I can deal with the "this device can run faster if plugged into a 2.0 device" but what is really frustrating is that if I plug in 2 or more USB devices. At least one of them won't work.

This computer is in my family room and wirelessy networked to my other computer in another room. I use a Motorola USB device to connect for the purpose of printing stuff off the printer in the other room.

If I have too many USB devices plugged in - there doesn't seem to be enough power to allow the wireless connection - resulting in not being able to print.

This isn't the only issue. I have some software that requires the USB "key" in order to work. If I need to use that software using the "key" and then I need to print something from that particular software to the remote printer - I have to save it to my desktop firsti - then disconnect the "key" and then I can print.

Do I need a bigger PS? I have a 500W now. I thought that would be big enough. Perhaps the USB issue isn't related to that at all? Is there some way to regulate how much power is assigned to USB devices?

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A:Loss of power when plugging in multiple USB devices

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Hello, everyone.

I noticed a problem in my keyboard recently, but i'm not sure if it's really on the keyboard, and might be in the windows or software related. The problem is that the keyboard randomly starts freezing, it's hard to explain with words, basically the keys do not operate in the way they should, i notice this problem usually when i'm playing games, where my "W" that should move my character forward continuously. does not, instead of doing what it's supposed to do my character goes forward while freezing along the way. When i unplug, and plug it again on the USB port, even on a different one, the keybord start to operate normally again, but randomly shows this problem from time to time. It's not only with the "W" key, was just an example.

I noticed something yesterday, i don't if it's supposed to be that way, and i can't find any information about, it's that on device manager it shows multiple devices on the keyboard section, when the device is connected, as it shows in the image below:

One more thing, is all of them looks like the same thing, but i'm not sure if they really are, image below:

If i uninstall all of them, except that one that i marked with purple, he is the 4th one in the first image, the keyboard still operates, i'm not sure if the problem is fixed by that, cause it does not happen all the time.

Now that i described everything, i want to ask 2 questions:

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When streaming Netflix, my computer is registering as a new device each time I play a movie. The Device ID is different when I check on all my registered devices (the only device that uses my account is my one computer). I have not changed any settings, reinstalled Windows, or made any drastic changes in the system. I do not use a router and am using Cox Communications as my ISP.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Does anyone have a solution?

For more detailed information, the original topic is posted here:

I was informed by the admin "Animal" to re-post in this forum.

Thank you for any help.

A:Netflix-Computer Registering as Multiple Devices

Have you contacted Netflix about this issue?

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Ok im not quite sure where this question should be posted but i noticed the problem when i was playin games so this is where i chose...

Basically i've got different sounds coming from my speakers and my headphones. I have teamspeak coming through my headphones but my game sounds and other sounds from the speakers. I cant seem to find a way to make them all come from the headphones.
Using windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance

A:Sounds coming from multiple audio devices

Have you tried changing any settings within the Windows Sound panel?

Start > Control Panel >Sound > Playback tab

Look for Speakers...right-click and Disable
Look for the Headphones....right-click and Set as Default Device

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So I'll try to keep this short.

I have a HP B209a-m that I have just gotten rid of and now am trying to remove all the software from my system. I've run revo and the issue still persists.

It gives me a device install path of ROOT\MULTIFUNCTION\xxx where xxx is a number. I have about 20-30 of these instances in my device manager and all have different install paths. I'd really like to remove these. I've run the HP L4 Uninstaller multiple times and still the issue is here.

I'd just really like to remove HP from my life.

Thanks for the help.

A:Multiple devices listed as Unknown, all the same printer

hello and welcome entfy mate try first backing up the registry Registry - Backup and Restore

See my pic AFTER you have backed up that registry but please do that the very first thing I usually make two copies in say the desktop and a document.
Let us know what if any HP software is there you can also check that entry named Printers.

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I am using Windows XP,HomeEdition Version 2002, Service Pack 3.
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ 2.00 GHz, 3.43 GB of Ram
Firefox version 22.0.
We have noticed recently slow speed on our PC, Cell phones, laptop all connected to our wifi.
On this pc we have a search site called show up whenever we open a new tab.  There also an search bar and a search bar that has the icon of the site.   Occasionally we get a small window pop up in the lower right corner ( where the taskbar is) that will play a video commercial.
This is also new, within that last few months these two things have started.
We notice alot more pop ups while on you tube, the video is jumpy while trying to scroll to the bottom of the page.  When you go to click on a link it seems to move forcing you to click on a pop up. 
I tested at and got a ping of 245, download speed of .19 and upload of .42.  I've been noticing a lot of 404 issues (im not sure what you call says it cannot find where I wanted to go and leaves me at a search bar that says its powered by Bing.  (
Mostly though we get...
Server not found
  Firefox can't find the server at
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One computer per topic please.  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): to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is pl... Read more

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Sometimes I watch movies using HDMI output from my computer. When I connect the HDMI cable windows also discovers new sound device. I want to redirect some of outputs to the television so I can use its speakers.
For now, what I do is that I disable the internal sound card and system automatically uses HDMI then.
Thank you for any help

A:Assign applications to multiple sound devices

In many systems, when you plug an HDMI cable into the PC Windows will automatically set the HDMI as the Default audio playback device. If Windows is detecting a new device it suggests the Video drivers (usually where the HDMI audio is generated) may not be the correct driver.

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Hey guys!
I've got an HTC One X, an ASUS Transformer and several Windows PCs that I use for business. Depending on my location I receive googletalk messages on any of those devices.
What I need is a software, like Trillian, that will save the chat history of my conversations online to enable me to access it from any device I choose. I don't want to check all devices if I wonder what a colleague wrote to me in the morning.
The problem with Trillian is, that it isn't optimized for the Transformer or any Pad in that regard at all (correct me if I am wrong). It forces me to turn the screen to "vertical mode" which isn't helpfull at all since the Transformer is in "horizontal mode", because of the attached keyboard all the time.
I would really appreciate your help and advice. To be clear: I am totally willing to pay money for such a software, but I don't even find one single alternative to Trillian.
Thanks in advance

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Good Afternoon,

The small office where I work has 1 wired desktop, 1 desktop connected over wireless, 2 laptops connected over wireless and two iphones that are always connected to the internet. Until about 12:45 pm EST the wireless internet was working fine, at that time the wireless went down. However, the wired desktop has had no trouble connecting to the internet. Please help, we need to be up and running and our IT guy has disappeared off the face of the earth! Thank you!

The router is a Cisco WRVS4400N. It is one MacBook Pro, a Toshiba Laptop and a Dell desktop that is connected by D-Link DWA-131. Its a Comcast X-Finity 56 MBPS connection. (we're really close to an airbase).

A:Connection Problem - Multiple Devices over Wireless

Reset or power cycle the router. Can you still detect the wireless network? If so, can you connect to it? If so, can you communicate with the router via wireless?

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Is there a script to run remotely that will return sleep setting results for multiple pc's on a network? I know we can manually check each PC but was wondering if there was a faster and easier way.


A:verifying sleep settings on multiple devices

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Are people changing them?

How would you want to distribute the patch?

You can do so with a simple batch program.

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Okay, so I moved my wireless router to a more central location in my house (I got low signal in my room) and since then I've been able to connect to the network but only with limited access. Trying to connect to a webpage results in the "DNS lookup failed" error message (Chrome). My brother's computer had had the same issue, and the PlayStation 3 has had connectivity issues also, however I have been able to use my phone with the WiFi without any issues.

I've tried unplugging/turning the router on and off to no effect. Using a different router does not change the situation either. When I try to diagnose the network connection, it says that it could not identify the problem. Any ideas?

Some information:

Both computers run Windows 8
My phone is a Nokia Lumia 620 running WP8
The WiFi status window states that IPv4 and IPv6 have no internet access
My computer uses a Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 wireless network adapter and says it is working correctly. The adapter is set to work with IPv4/6. IPv4 is set to obtain IP & DNS addresses automatically.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:wifi limited access on multiple devices

For a Windows PC ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If your only email accounts are free (Hotmail, gmail, etc.) try this direct link. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I'll try to explain this as simply as possible... Currently, I have speakers, headphones and the headphone microphone plugged in. I'd like to record my Skype conversations using stereo mix, but stereo mix only picks up what goes through my speakers and not what goes through my headset. I've tried tinkering with the settings and haven't been able to get stereo mix to record what goes through my headset instead of my speakers.
How do I get stereo mix to record headphone audio instead of speaker audio?

For the past few hours, I've also been trying to get Audacity to record both stereo mix and my microphone. From what I've read, Audacity can't record two inputs at the same time, so is there a way to combine stereo mix and my microphone?

I'm using the latest Realtek HD drivers, if that helps any.

Thanks for your time.

A:Multiple audio devices, stereo mix and a microphone

You might want to check out VAC(Virtual Audio Cable). It is not a "free" program, so depending on you needs, it might help. here is a link to info about it:Virtual Audio Cable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
and here is a link to download VAC:
Virtual Audio Cable - CNET

I used it myself to share music I was listening to over video chats. The program can be used in a number of ways. I no longer use, since I currently have a laptop with Stereo Mix, and that meets my needs just fine. Hope this helps.

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I have been using Netflix for a few months. What I have noticed is that I will reach my device activation limit (6 is the max, I believe) rather quickly--specifically, it will tell me I have reached it after streaming 6 shows/movies. Apparently, my computer is being registered as a new device every time I stream a new show/movie.

I am wondering why this is, and how it can be fixed. The only solution I have found is to deactivate every device I have registered with Netflix (which is just my one computer I use for streaming)--only then will it allow me to watch another show/movie. This is a hassle, and if this is the only way, then that is alright. What I am most interested in is the reason my computer could be registering as separate devices like this. I can think of a few possibilities:
-Computer is registering by a dynamic IP address set by the ISP (I do not use a router)
-Computer is registering as a new device by some other means
-Silverlight is somehow acting fishy (which this does not seem like a local problem like a program on my computer)

It must be noted that the device ID number listed on Netflix is different with each registration of a new device (even though it is the same device every time).

I am currently in Louisiana. I am using Cox Communications as an ISP. I do not use a router. I pay my own utilities (so this is not an aprt complex-specific problem as far as I can tell). This same issue occurred when streaming on a friend's Netflix account, so it is no... Read more

A:Netflix-Computer is Registering as Multiple Devices

Should I re-post this in another forum that is more populated or that deals with problems like this?

Any help is welcomed.

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A big hello to everyone. This is my second time coming here, albeit with a different problem, and one that is a lot more annoying!
A week or so ago i starting getting occasional redirects and popups to pages that start with "syndication.exoclick" whenever I browsed the Internet with Google Chrome. I cleaned it (deleted all browsing data, signed out of the browser and back on) and it was fine for a day or two. As of today, the problem has gotten much worse. I keep constant redirections to pages starting with "" - over half of the tabs I open are immediately taken over and redirected. Worst part is that it now works on Internet Explorer as well. It is also worth mentioning that I am not getting these redirects only on my desktop, but also on my Nexus tablet as well. The problem seems unconnected to my router, as today I've used my tablet on a completely different Wi-Fi half across town, while still getting the problem. I've ran TDSS cleaner, the Microsoft Security Essantials, Malwarebytes AntiMalware, which all reported 0 problems. I've also reinstalled Chrome, to no effect. 
As for the redirects, they ranged from Aliexpress to random cam sites, but now the started showing up, it only displays the page detailing how the system works (with a really annoying voiceover too) and nothing else. It doesn't even allow me the option to press the "Back" arrow, seems like it literally closes a tab I wanted to open and opens a new one with on ... Read more

A:Constant redirections on multiple browsers/devices

Here's the Attach.txt as well. I forgot to click the "Attach this File" button. >.>

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Hi guys. I have my TV connected via HDMI through my video card to my computer and also run sound through my computers speakers with the onboard sound. Normally I just change the audio device before opening a program depending on whether I want it on the TV speakers or computer speakers. The problem is that sporadically when I select the device for the TV speakers it doesn't provide any sound and no combination of turning the TV on and off, changing the audio device back and forth etc will let give sound on the TV speakers (but when i change to the computer speakers it works fine). I can't seem to reproduce the problem either, it just happens sporadically and the only solution is to restart the computer.

I have vista 32 bit ultimate. Any suggestions?

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I have a 20FB running Win 10 with a Logitech K810 Bluetooth keyboard that I've been using with a corded mouse without any problems. I recently purchased M557 Bluetooth mouse and now, intermittently, but consistently, my keyboard stokes are inaccurate, with multiple repeating letters and extra spaces. If I turn my mouse off, the keyboard again works fine. Disconnecting and reconnecting both devices did not solve this problem. The Lenovo System Update utlility indicates that the device driver is up to date. The Lenovo supplied device driver version is 18.1.1546.2762. Nonetheless, I was able to solve this problem by updating the device driver from Window?s Device Manager to Intel?s latest driver, version 19.0.1621.3340.  

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I installed windows 7 First.. then Windows 8.1 to another partition.. But as soon as i load windows 7 the ports dosent work.. 2 USB ports and Headphone Port dosent work in windows 7.. but All works fine in windows 8.1.. now if i set Windows 7 to default OS then all ports works fine.. But i need the metro Bootloader or A bootloader with a Nice Interface.. if i set Windows 7 to Default OS then windows 7 Text Boodloader is shown... so i Need some help Please... thnkx

A:I need Metro boot loader and Windows 7

Working USB ports should not depend on which OS is providing the Boot Menu interface. Update your Window s7 USB and Sound drivers from the Acer Support Downloads webpage for your model PC.

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I love Metro, but I think booting into it is worse for me than if the Start menu were hanging open everytime you booted 7. I have to say this is an additional step that makes it feel a bit forced, a bit in the user's face. Has anyone figured out how to go straight to the dekstop?

A:Is there a way to boot and start with the desktop instead of Metro?


Extract my zip to C:/Users/<User Profile>/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Start Menu/Programs/Startup

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I need some help!

I lost the Desktop app in the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen. I can replace it with a show desktop shortcut but I was looking to get the original Desktop app back.

Can anyone assist? I searched the internet with no luck.



A:Help! - Lost Desktop Metro Icon in Windows 8 Metro Start Screen

Search for Desktop on the Windows Start screen. RIght click on the resulting Desktop search result and specify to pin to the start menu.

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Hi guys,

Our ISP has recently changed our router from Prolink H6300G to Prolink H5004N.
Our Prolink H5004N is wired to the phone line.
All devices connect to the internet via WLAN.
No devices are attached to the router via LAN.

The unusual problem is, some wireless devices connect to the internet just fine, others connect intermittently.
Below are the list of devices:

ASUS Notebook PCs x 2 (connect)
MSI Notebook PC (connect)
Apple iPad2 (connect)
LG LED SmartTV (connect)
Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (connect)
RedFox Netbook (intermittent)
Samsung Tablet PC (intermittent)
Sony XPERIA Smartphones x 3 (intermittent)

It is not that the red devices could not connect, they do so, but a very irregular and on/off internet connection.

I am stumped by the variety of devices that constantly connect and those that do not.

Does changing from G to N may in any way cause this?

A:Unusual Wireless Internet Problem with Multiple Devices

All devices you listed are connected WIRELESS to the same Prolink H5004N?

Try to move these devices closer to the wireless Access Point (built in router). Just for a test
RedFox Netbook (intermittent)
Samsung Tablet PC (intermittent)
Sony XPERIA Smartphones x 3 (intermittent)

Does that fix anything?

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Hello, two days ago suddenly my Internet wireless connection stopped working. No Internet at all. After some research, it turned out that it was (and still is) working on one device (the iMac I am typing this message on), but has completely shut down for the other devices, for example iPads, a laptop, etc.

So far, I have unplugged the power of the wireless router, turned it back on after giving it a rest, pressed the WBS button, but there has been no progress. The connectivity is obviously up and running based on the one device. What actions should I take? Thank you in advance.

A:Wireless Connection Stopped Working for Multiple Devices

Make model of the router. If you plug laptop in via a cable can you connect, can devices see the router and what happens when you try and connect ie error message note if you have done a factory reset the password for wireless will go back to default or wireless could be disabled. Can you login to the router and confirm the wireless is active

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