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Unpacking windows.iso

Q: Unpacking windows.iso


Yesterday I downloaded windows.iso via the Media Creation Tool (it took 8 hours!!). I clicked it today to unpack its contents and failed because an error message told me that there is no program associated with it. I panicked and associated it with Windows Media Player but am scared stiff to use it or do anything. Can anyone help please?


A: Unpacking windows.iso


You can use the free program 7-zip to extract iso (and other) files: 7-Zip

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first of all, hello to you all

as they thread title may allude; i am a little disgruntled at my first atempt to install my brand new genuine Windows 7 x64 Home Premium OEM

after the first 4 attempts at installing Win7 i managed to get around the installer asking for 'unknown device driver' by unplugging my card reader. I have been running XP x64 OEM for some time and have re-installed it at least 5 times and have never had any problems what so ever; if only the same were true for Win7!

having done some research it became clear that Win7 should take no more then 30-40 minutes to install; but here i am 23hrs later and it STILL hasn't even started installing yet; its still 'unpacking windows files' @ 99%...

has anyone else had this problem? if so, what did you do to fix it?

thanks in advance

A:23hrs - "unpacking windows files"

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Nice job on the system specs.

Sorry your having problems.
How long has it been at 99%?

We've made a list of questions which are the result of reoccurring incidents seen so far.
If you can have a look at these and give us your answers we'll be able to give you better suggestions.

Questions to use for help with Installation Issues

We have also seen people with AMD mother boards having these problems, try taking out all memory cards except one, if that doesn't work then move the memory card to a different slot and try again.

Do you have HyperTransport function settings in your BIOS?
There are two options in the BIOS Setup called K8 -- KN HT Speed and K8 -- KN HT Width, both are normally set as Auto. Change them to K8 -- KN HT Speed to 1x and K8 <-> KN HT Width to 8 8. You can change them back after the install.

If this doesn't work, then reply with more details and we'll try again.
Just read a thread where a guy with an AMD board was having similar problems said he turned off 'Cool 'n Quiet' setting (the feature that turns down the fan RPM). He also found a bad RAM stick by running memtest86+. After that Win7 installed with no problem. Might be worth a try.

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A:Unpacking .rar

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Hello everyone
It's a long time since I don't write an article in MA but I decided to explore some important concepts to analyze malware.

"Understanding packers and detecting a packed file" is a topic treated by @kram7750 in this thread :

I will talk to unpacking
The manual unpacking is definitely the most complex to learn. Although a malware can be sometimes much more difficult by a packer, it is much easier to explain the theory behind a malware, rather than explain the operation of a packer. This is primarily due to two reasons. First, you need to have a unpacking knowledge of a wider number of arguments: it is not enough to understand the machine code and know that debugging. In addition, the term "packer" is very generic. The packer implement all sorts of anti-reversing techniques and even an entire book would suffice to explain them all in detail.

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I've downloaded a ad-supported free full game, "Prince of Persia The Sands of Time", and it's installation file don't work ("internal error").

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A:Unpacking an EXE file

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A:PC has no power after unpacking

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But then I tried to use my netbook (with win7 32 bit starter os) and downloaded the files through this computer, it unpacked smoothly without a hassle. I then tried to copy the files I have downloaded using my new desktop to my netbook and try to unpack them there but again it saids the file is corrupted. That means somehow it's not winrar or 7zip's problem but the way my new computer writes the files into the hard disk creates corrupted files?

So what's wrong with my new computer? Even my old desktop won't have these problems. Is it because of the 32 64 bit difference? Perhaps my Ireland cousin packed the files with winrar 32 bit and i used 64 bit didn't work? Or ... Read more

A:Weird when unpacking rars

Win Rar can be installed in bot 32bit/64 versions have you installed the correct version for your system

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Whenever I download a large archive, whether it's 7z, RAR format or some bin format (that's unpacked via provided installer), I always have problems unpacking.

What happens is that, while extracting, I receive errors about some files that are corrupted and cannot be extracted. The FUNNY thing is, if I try to extract the same archive again it says some other file is corrupted while the one that was "corrupted on my first try now extracts properly. I don't know how is that even possible.

1) I know that the archives I download/get from friends are not corrupted, and I can trust those sources.
2) I've tried basically everything, like re-downloading, trying with numerous attempts, and updating the software I use (7z, Win RAR, or Daemon tools for those bin archives I mentioned).

Any help? Thanks,

A:I ALWAYS have problems unpacking files. Any help?

I'm wondering if your hard drive has some bad sectors. You might run a disk check program to see. Your drive manufacturer will probably have one.

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How do I unpack, but not install, SoftPaqs?


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A:FAQ(23): Unpacking downloaded SoftPaqs

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

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Switched my web browser yesterday to MSNBC. Get an error message while in there "error while unpacking program, Code 2 Please report to author????????

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My problem is that if u wanna unpack an exe file, could be a setup exe., then it will save the data in the temp folder (Windows drive), and my problem is that i made a patision (or however to spell that in english.. ) so i got 10 gb for windows, so if my windows ****s up i will be able to just reinstall without worrying too much for my files. (Programs like registery mechanic will often solve the registery prob.) Anyways, this means i don't have enough space on my c-drive, as i should have given it more ofc.. Should have given it 15 instead, as my programs are on that drive aswel... anyways! thats not the matter.. the matter is that when some exe. files wants to extract they want to extract huge amounts of software before installing, im talking about 1,3 gb + here, and i cant get that much space without deleting half of my programs or so.. SO what i want to know, is there a way to manualy unpack an exe. file ? Or is there a way to change its unpacking destination, so it won't save in temp.. thanks for all upcomming answer.

- Hans, Denmark.

A:Hard times unpacking exe files.

Change the place where it unpacks to the other partition you have for files, programs etc. This should be on the extraction wizard.

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HJT log removed as we analyze these only in the log forum and then only rarely. ~ OB

A:I think I got infected after unpacking a malicious file

Please describe the problems you are having with your computer so we can assist you better.

Please update MBAM and run a scan in Normal Mode and post the log in your reply as well.

Orange Blossom

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I changed my os to win 7 64 bit, I'm trying to install microsoft 2010 office 64bit from an online link. it downloaded and goes to unpack when I get an error while it's checking crc. It stops and the error says insufficient disk space or errors on disk. I have 80gb free on my drive. and I cleaned the disk from previous installs. Stuck?? Please help

A:online install error in unpacking download while checking crc

Downloaded from what online link?

The last I heard, 32-bit was the recommended version even for 64-bit systems?

Choose the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office - Word -

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The captioned message appears whenever I try to update my antispyware application, so preventing it. When I stopped the firewall and runned a sfc /scannow and corrected 3 or 4 system files, it did open, but no more after reopening the firewall.

A:Error while unpacking program, code 2. Please report to author.

You may have other Spyware issues. First you can disable the Firewall. If the Spyware program opens then it has it's own Firewall that conflicts with Windows. You should also download CCleaner delete temp files, run Registry Cleaner too. Then download malwarebytes run full scan delete nasties.

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This help request might fit in alternate discussion threads, but this seems like the most logical place to post... these could be 2 separate issues, but it feels like they are connected to me.

A - Unpacking any RAR, Zip, 7z, etc file - particularly large ones results in CRC or other unpacking errors 90% of the time. Sometimes a simple retry works, sometimes re-downloading the compressed file works.. sometimes nothing works. Anything over 1GB is almost sure to fail miserably every time (often fails on different files within the package.
(this occurs using winzip, winrar, 7zip)

B - Multiple game client crashes - Oblivion, Various MMORPG (WoW, LOTRO, many others) crash constantly.. if the computer doesn't freeze or blue screen, the error is 100% the client .exe file .. it doesn't happen just on strenuous load sequences or 'laggy' areas.. it can just happen sitting in the middle of an unpopulated area.. varies once per 1-5 hrs.. rarely goes 3 gameplay attempts without at least 1 crash.

Both errors have occured pretty consistently over the last 3 years.. i give up on some games that have more crashes than others.. and give up on some because i can never even unpack the game to play it.

Original System: Dell XPS 600 Purchased October 2005 .. problems started right away - but I just ignored most of them until after warranty

Hardware Replaced:
Video Card (6 mos ago).. was nvidia 7800 gtx, now nvidia 8600 i believe..
Hard Drive(3 mos ago) - was Maxtor... Read more

A:Constant Unpacking Errors and Game Client Crashes

sorry - i hate bumping - put posted this late last night - figure there are more people on the forums now that hopefully have some advice!


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Error while unpacking program, code LP5. Please report to author.

A:Error while unpacking program, code LP5. Please report to author.

You are going to have to provide a lot more detail in order for anyone to be able to answer your question. Please include as much information as you can in your posts.

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Hi guys, I have just recently upgrade my computer from Windows XP to Windows 7, but since then I haven't been able to install most games.

During installation, each game has a different error message but generally, the problem seems to lie in games that require unpacking large files, such as *.bin. For example, while trying to install Assassin's Creed 3, this message appeared:

An error occurred while unpacking: archive corrupted! Unarc.dll returned an error code: -7. ERROR: archive data corrupted(decompression failed)Click to expand...


Decompression failed with error code: -12. Bad CRC in the archive data0.binClick to expand...

Please help me, I'm going mad.

Computer's spec:

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Processor: Intel Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz (4CPUs)
RAM: Elixir DDRam 3 2GB x2
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
DirectX 11
Motherboard: ASUS P7P55D
BIOS: 9/24/9 Ver: 08.00.15

What I've tried so far:

Updated drivers of graphic card, mainboard, etc.
Ran as Administrator.
Installed in safe mode.
Tried installing these games in another computer (everything's fine)
Reinstalled Windows 7.
Formatted entire HDD, reinstalled Windows XP (now even Windows XP has this problem)
Bought a new HDD


A:Cannot install softwares which require unpacking large files

what site are you downloading these from?

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how do i stop this message from coming on my computer all the time?

Error while unpacking program, code 2. Please report to author.

A:Error while unpacking program, code 2. Please report to author.

was there a reply posted ?

[email protected]

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any help would be much appreciated.

A:"unpacking" problem in RC installation


Try re-burning the iso at 4X speed with imgburn

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

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


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

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

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Hey all,

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Finally Apply and Ok
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Windows 7 stalls at

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

What does "whipped hard drive" mean ?

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

Not sure what the question is.

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Thank you,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Windows Update, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall errors

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

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

Regards sle3pingz

A:Windows Update Apply at Windows Starting / Windows Logo

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

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

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

Here are PC boot loader

earlier windows operation=XP
Windows 7

Did I did something wrong?

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

Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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

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

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

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


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Hello Guys,
probably another victim , here's the diagnostic report. Could you please help restore Windows7 ?

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

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

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

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-8004101... Read more

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

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514
Error: product key not found.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

''Hi all

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

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

Additional message when in the Boot Manager reads:

File: \$Windows-BT\Windows\System32\winload.efi
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: the digital signature for this file could not be verified.

Although Im not an expert, it seems to me that the file path mentioned above relates to the part installation of windows 7 - if so, how can I remove the part installation, clean the system up, and reluctantly return to W8?

[btw - unable to get help from Windows or Samsung so far] ""

My problem is the same as this person except I can not log into windows at all. All i get is HP with a little loading spiral at the bottom i left it alone for 2 days on and it never loaded windows. I was able to g... Read more

A:Windows wont load \$Windows-BT\Windows\System32\winload.efi

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

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

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

Reloading windows vista is not an option.


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

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

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

Some facts to know:

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

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

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

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

Anxiously awaiting a response that will let me do this.


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

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

A:Upgraded windows 7 to windows 8 pro,windows mail won't send/receive

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

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

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

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

Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
Download and install it.

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

Any ideas??

Christopher Espinoza MCDST(XP), MCITP(Win7)

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

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

Any help?


Ioannis (Yannis) Kostakis
Cyber Security Specialist

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

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

A:Running Windows Explorer from Windows 2000 under Windows 7

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

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

help me Please

A:Windows 7: windows system32 config system windows 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read about it here.


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

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

A:Windows Easy Transfer For Windows Xp And Windows 2000

There is also a very handy tutorial here at Bleeping Computer which can be found here:Using Windows Easy Transfer to Transfer Your Data to a New Computer:

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

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

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

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



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

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

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
It seems more related to server configuration.
Please refer to following article:
Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 domain join displays error "Changing the Primary Domain DNS name
of this computer to "" failed...."
How to Prevent Domain Controllers from Dynamically Registering DNS Names
As this forum focuses on Windows Vista specific issues, this inquiry would best be posted to Windows 7 forum:
The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and other partners who read the forums regularly
can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us. 
Thank you for your understanding.
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I have an application developed in VC++ 2010 , it works in xp , it also runs in Windows 7 when i examine the run in XP function. When i examine the run in xp mode, it pieces a sequence value in HK_LOCAL_USER \Software\microsoft\windowsNT\currentversion\appcompatflags\layers file , and works well.
When i fixed the exact same value in the folder through an program built in VC++ 2010 , it does not work why..?
are there some other dependencies , that i should look into..?

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

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

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

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

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Will this work if I install it on the XP now and then run it to move files over to 7 later? I am asking because I have the XP on my netbook at my place and the files are to go on my mom's Win7 which is at her place.Edit: Split from: ~ Animal

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

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

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

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

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

Installation status: Successful

Update type: Important

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

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

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

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

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

In case you need our computer's system information:

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

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

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

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

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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

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Okay, so here's the deal. I had Windows Service Pack 2. Everything was just lovely, then I decided to FINALLY upgrade to Service Pack 3 because some high end Adobe products I was installing suggested it for better compatibility. Aiesh, so I took the plunge and tried to upgrade to Windows Service Pack 3. I was smart because of all the horror stories though and did a full backup up all my data including system state, etc. I set a system restore point, the whole nine yards. I upgraded with no problems but when the computer restarted it do so, got past POST, and the windows boot or load screen popped up with the loading bar. . . but windows never loaded! A lot of people report having problems where it get's past the windows load screen and just keeps cycle rebooting. Or it'll load to the user selection screen/welcome screen. This is not me, I am simply stuck at the windows load screen. (Picture below for reference)

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

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

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

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


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

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

Since now, I thank you.

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

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

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

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

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

The HDD speed is 5400RPM.

A:Drastic Slowdown in Windows 7, Windows XP and Windows 7. PLEASE HELP

And what OSes did you install and in what order?

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Just read an article that claims that Microsoft will automatically install Windows 10 on your computer if you have Windows 7 & 8. This is bad because I personally will never use it.
"Happy using Windows 7 or Windows 8? You might not be happy much longer, because Microsoft has announced Windows 10 will now start installing automatically on Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs?
The development sees Microsoft follow through on its controversial October roadmap which said Windows 10 would have its status changed in 2016 to become a ?Recommended? upgrade in Windows Update. In basic terms this means anyone who uses Windows 7 or Windows 8 with default Windows Update settings (the vast majority) will now see Windows 10 begin installing by itself.
The good news is Windows 7 and Windows 8 users will still have the power to interrupt the installation once it has started, but this still represents by far the most aggressive measure Microsoft has taken to achieve its stated goal of one billion Windows 10 installations by 2017."
Also google "how to stop Windows 10 from using your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems". Just WOW.

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

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

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

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

It's possible, but you'd want to make sure your hardware is compatible.I found this

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

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

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

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

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


Microsoft to stop producing Windows versions - BBC News

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

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

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

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

...I have downloaded windows 10 but when I click on 'open' on the downloads page my screen flashes and wont do anything.
If you have already downloaded Windows 10 why should you click on "open" on the downloads page?  Could you post a link to this download page?


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

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

A:Windows 10 received thru Windows 7 Windows Update

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Microsoft has started advertising Windows 10 to users of Windows 7 and 8 with the window that you see above. First noted by a user on Reddit, this window is now being reported by multiple users that Microsoft is allowing them to reserve a copy of the OS for free.Source: you to aworrior for noticing this and reported it in this thread: Another article, however I can't seem to access it: 2: Installed the KB3035583 which pushes the upgrade (thank you John). After a restart and a few minutes, the icon appeared in my icon tray.(French screenshot I know)

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

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

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

One of my laptops is running Windows XP x64 and I actually DON'T have a copy of Windows 7. After the laptop originally got a virus I downgraded from Windows 7 Professional 64 bit system. But for some odd reason, now that I downgraded it's not picking up wireless capabilities, so I'm hoping to upgrade. I downloaded an .iso file, simply because I used my friend's 7 disc to upgrade my other laptop. He lost the disc, so I'm using an .iso as I said above. When I go to start the .iso file I get the following message: Windows Setup: This installation disc isn't compatible with your version of Windows. To upgrade, you need the correct installation disc. For more information, check your computer's system information. To install a new copy of Windows, restart (boot) your computer using the installation disc, and then select Custom (advanced).

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

A:Windows upgrade problems. Windows XP to Windows 7

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

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

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

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

Please Help all post to help are greatful Thank YOU.


A:Installing Windows Vista, Windows ME and Windows XP

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

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

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

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


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I was surprised at the last minute after downloading Windows 10 free upgrade, to find out its without Windows Media Center.
I use my USB TV tuner with the media center pack purchased online "everyday". I got over (15) programs recorded with the-
media center, to make it essential for documentation on my hard drive, and to know why I bought a personal computer.
To see Windows 10 "upset" recorded documentation with no-media center, was a (let-down) by Microsoft's programming of the operating system.
I did the "rollback" to Windows 8.1 Pro in a matter of minutes.
Microsoft should consider the (full-value) need, with Windows Media Center added to the operating system.
Sincerely: Lee Vernon Payne-10/5/2015 - 7:04 AM PST.

Lee Payne

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here is where the problem starts.

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

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

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A:Windows Windows 7 File Recovery in Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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hey my computer gets this
Windows will not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM. You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select ?R? at the first screen to start repair

and i tried and reinstall windows xp home edition sp2 but it says that i cant due to the fact that the file
hal.dll is missing and i dont know what to do please help

A:Windows Will Not Start Because The Following File Is Missing Or Corrupt: \windows\system32\config\system. Y...

If you can get on a friends computer build the UBCD4Win this will give you full read/write access to your hdd.Copy the needed files across from the original install media into the system32 folder.Then do the following from the ubcd4win CD:Go -> Programs -> System Tools -> Check DiskType C if this is your partition containing the operating system, adjust according if these files are on a different partition ie D, E etc....Do you want to fix errors .....:Enter YStart check disk?Enter YThen defrag the Hard Drive with Dirms.Go -> Command promptThen type the followingdirms C -qThis will defrag the hard drive, once completed reboot.Your system should now boot.If this still doesn't work you will need to do a repair installation of XP.This should fix the problem.

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