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Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

Q: Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB

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A: Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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Great site, and tons of information.   I suspect my question has been answered, perhaps in a tutorial, but not sure whre.
Seems there are all sorts of computer viruses, malware, spyware, adware, malvert, adn who knows what.
1.  is there a tutorial telling me the differences
2.  more importantly, is there a tutorial or post telling me what types of protections are desirable
For example, I have windows 7 and Microsoft Security Suite, which i gther is pretty tame.  I have free Malwarebytes - Anti Malware  and anti-exploit.  I added secunia for updates, and adware cleaner (from this site, not the bogus one), and Spyblaster!.  Frankly, I have no idea if these are duplicative or complementary or who knows what.  
And, I also realize I am the weak link by clicking too much!

A:beginner's questions

Seems there are all sorts of computer viruses, malware, spyware, adware, malvert, adn who knows what....1. is there a tutorial telling me the differences!Glossary of Malware Related TermsAbout those Toolbars and Add-ons - Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)...2. more importantly, is there a tutorial or post telling me what types of protections are desirableSupplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware ToolsChoosing an Anti-Virus ProgramIn fact you should read the entire topic....Answers to common security questions - Best Practices for Safe Computing - Prevention of Malware Infection

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Hello and thanks in advance...
It will be obvious from my questions that I'm taking a C++
course for the first time, and the only thing I've ever programmed is
my VCR.

I have a Windows computer running XP Pro.

Question 1:
I had thought that I could type the C++ code in a text editor, and
then use a C++ compiler to get an .exe program.

Well, I looked around and I had trouble finding a compiler.
Is this the way it's done, and if yes, what's a good compiler to use?

Question 2:
In order to get something to compile with, I bought an academic
version of Microsoft Visual C++.net
Surprisingly, I couldn't find a compiler in that whole large thing.

This morning I downloaded the MS Visual C++ Toolkit (free from MS
How is this toolkit used? .. . Running it, it looks like a DOS screen.
At the prompt, do I simply type in the name of the file to be compiled?

Thanks very much!

A:Absolute Beginner C++ Questions

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I am looking for a source of information that will explain the email system.
I have never used Outlook Express or any other "email client?" yet I have no problem sending or receiving email at Yahoo.com. Does anyone know of a book or website that explains email client, pop3, commercial spam blockers (I have spam blocked by Yahoo, why would I need my own spam blocker?). All of these things seem rather conflicting. By the way, it seems like a lot of viruses I hear about attack people who use Outlook Express, so why would anyone use it?

A:Beginner email questions

The reason that people use Outlook express it , comes with windows, its easy to set up.
It is as easy to use as yahoo they both work on the same principal.
As far as to setting it up your ISP should have given this info to you when you got your service and e-mail address . it not call there tech support and have them walk you through it.
The key to keeping spam out of your e-mail is, DONOT use this account to register any thing (software ect...) I am just now after 3 years with this account starting to get 6-8 junk mails a day. if you use a good antivirus like AVG it checks the mail as it comes in for viruses. Key here is do not open anything you do not know what is. (Attachment where none are expected).

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Ok, I just built a brand new rig on Tuesday and am using 64-bit Vista on it. This is my first time with Vista and really like it so far. Here are two small, not major (yet) problems I am having.

A) Yesterday I noticed that when I try and start up COD:WaW, I'll double-click the icon. Well it will look like it starts to load, with the screen going black, but immediately goes back to desktop. If I try it again, it will load up the right way. Is this normal?

B) When I try to run disk defragmenter, it will not finish. I've attempted twice, both times before going to bed. The first time, I woke up and my computer was in sleep mode. I woke it up and the program was still running. So I just assumed that it was because I was a dolt and forgot to remove the sleep setting. I tried it again last night, this time bumping the sleep mode to 2hrs, and woke up to the same exact problem. Now I know that I just installed 3-4 drivers and about 3 programs since Tuesday onto a 250Gb HDD, but should it really be taking that long? Is sleep mode my problem and make it longer or take it off? I will try again tonight with sleep mode off to see if that helps any.

Thanks guys for your help! oh wait, how's Firefox with Vista64? Thinking about installing that too.


A:Vista Beginner: 2-Quick Questions?

Hello Gudziel,

FF works great (using it now) on Vista (and Seven) 64bit.

Try reinstalling COD5, maybe it is a problem there.

Have you installed your Graphics drivers? Make sure those are up to date.

As for Disk DeFrag, try using another DeFrag, such as the one from AusLogics.


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Good Morning,
I need to ask very basic questions so I need patient help and would be really grateful if someone will help me out. I have just bought a new laptop that comes with Windows 8. My old laptop which is still working has Windows Vista. So I am trying to set up my new laptop but there are so many things I just don't know so here I go:

1.I want Google chrome as my browser so should I get an antivirus before I download Google Chrome?

2.There are so many sites where I can download Google chrome and I do not know which one to choose, do you have any suggestions?

3. After I have downloaded Google I would like to get rid of the start up page with all the 'charms' (I don't know if this is the right term) and download a program that would make my start up page look 'normal' (like windows 7) - I saw that there are various programs that can do that - do you have any suggestions?

thank you so much for your help.


p.s. I live in Italy but I got my pc from the States . I lived there for a few years so all my programs are in English and I like it that way but find it difficult to get help from forums in Italy because of the language on my pc.

A:Need patient help I have a bunch of beginner's questions

Originally Posted by countrygal52

Good Morning,
I need to ask very basic questions so I need patient help and would be really grateful if someone will help me out. I have just bought a new laptop that comes with Windows 8. My old laptop which is still working has Windows Vista. So I am trying to set up my new laptop but there are so many things I just don't know so here I go:

1.I want Google chrome as my browser so should I get an antivirus before I download Google Chrome?

2.There are so many sites where I can download Google chrome and I do not know which one to choose, do you have any suggestions?

3. After I have downloaded Google I would like to get rid of the start up page with all the 'charms' (I don't know if this is the right term) and download a program that would make my start up page look 'normal' (like windows 7) - I saw that there are various programs that can do that - do you have any suggestions?

thank you so much for your help.


The first thing to do is install an antivirus unless you want to depend on Windows Defender & Firewall.

Download Chrome:

Set Homepage :

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After following the instructions on this website I now have XP (32-bit) on my original HDD and Win7 (32-bit) on a second/new HDD.
As dual boot is new to me I would be grateful if someone could answer a few questions:-

For Win7 (second HDD) I was not sure if the original Intel (D945GCNL) Mobo installer CD would work so I downloaded and manually installed the latest Win7 drivers (Chipset, Graphics, Audio & LAN) instead. However, the installer CD usually installs (or updates?) DirectX 9.0c. As Win7 comes with DirectX 11 already installed, does this cover the DirectX 9 my Mobo (integrated graphics) are limited to? Some say "it only has core libraries" and "the DirectX Web installer should be run to update them", if that is the case I would be grateful for an exact name, or link, so I use the correct one.
For Win7 (second HDD) I installed an Antivirus, even though there is one already installed on XP (original HDD) and they each scan both drives. Is that the correct thing to do, I presume they cannot conflict as only one can ever be running?
XP comes with its "Shared Folders" and Win7 is a bit different with its "Homegroups", as the file system of the original HDD is XP and the second HDD is Win7 can I copy/move files between drives or will this cause problems? I was thinking of copying files from/to a shared folder on the XP drive.
Many thanks for any replies.

A:Beginner to Dual Boot, couple of questions


Having the anti-virus scan both drives will not cause any problems. Each hard drive is counted as just a hard drive, not a OS, by each OS.

Homegroup is only compatible with Windows 7. Copying and pasting files will work just fine. Both XP and 7 use NTFS, so there will be no file system problems.

Now, DirectX 9 came with your CD, but it is outdated. The drivers you downloaded should work the best.

Hope this helps,

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Some beginner questions about 10. Did some reading on the forums, some important questions still left. (I thought I will just wait until Threshold 2 to come out to install it)

1. Comparing Home and Pro (and Education and Enterprise): all the ISOs are the same size. I see no benefit for the Pro for my personal use over the Home. (Enterprise or Education would be nice, but it's unavailable)

Will the Home take up less space on the drive and be more fast on a slower system than the Pro?

2. I'm planning to have Windows 10 on 2 machines: one older laptop and a new "Windows with Bing" one I will buy in the near future, presumably coming with 10 preinstalled on its 32 GB eMMC drive. if I understand, WIMboot is phased out by 10 (I will upgrade, I mean, will do a clean 10 install from my 7 system; I completely skipped 8).

The question (regarding installing on the old laptop first): what's the difference between a 10 Recovery Drive created from Control Panel and the clean ISO? First I have to install from the clean ISO obviously, then I can create a Recovery Drive from Control Panel, but later can I use the same Recovery Drive USB for clean installations as well?

3. Any information on available on how Windows 10 installations work on these 32 GB small drive machines? How do I recover, do a clean install, and how do they save space by default? I understand there is a commend with which you can compress a 10 install on a large drive, but I suppose the installs on these smal... Read more

A:4 beginner questions: Home-Pro, Recovery Drive, 32 GB eMMC, drivers

1. Home will take up less space than pro, not sure how much less space. It will not run faster or slower than pro. (In fact, running home might take up less resources than pro because of the extra services pro has to run - so home might gain a slight performance edge over pro).

2. If you want Windows 10 activated for free, make sure you do an upgrade first - or capture the genuineticket.xml file (procedure for that on this forum in tutorials). If you have the install media created (USB/DVD), I don't see any reason to make a recovery drive. As far as I know the recovery drive has no additional or less capabilities than the install media does. The only time I make an actual recovery drive is when I get a new computer and I use the manufacturer's software to retain all the drivers and crapware on a backup.

3. I just purchased a Nextbook Flexx 10 from WalMart. It came with Windows 8.1 Bing. Make sure you make an image of that before you mess around with upgrading because you can't download a Windows 8.1 Bing ISO anywhere that I have found. I just used Macrium Reflect free to make the image of the entire hard drive into one file. I suppose making a recovery drive before upgrading would work to.

When I upgraded the Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, I ended up with an additional 500mb recovery partition and the factory 5+ GB recovery partition was left intact. On 32GB eMMC machines Windows 10 will install in a compressed state by default, whether it is upgrade or clean insta... Read more

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I'm a beginner in Perl and I'd like to ask if anyone can help me. I want to iterate thrugh a hash and output it as an XML using Writer.

my $mod= shift;
print Dumper($mod);
Dumper writes out this:

$VAR1 = [
I'd like to iterate through this and encase all items in XML elements, for example <elem></elem>.
I have tried this:

while (my($key, $value) = each(%$mod)) {
print $key $value; # for testing purposes
but I get the following error: "Can't use string ("45617") as a HASH ref while "strict refs" in use at test.pl line 125." Line 125 is the one with 'while'. What am I doing wrong here?

Any help appreciated!

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?


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Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.


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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
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A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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Hey guys, just have a few questions in regards to Vista x32 vs x64 as well as Direct x10 issues when it comes to gaming.

First off - What benefits do I get by running Vista x64 as opposed to x32 when it comes to gaming. I bought Call of Duty 4 as well as Bioshock, and will be buying some of the new games coming out such as Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 2. Are any of these games 64 bit games?

Second off - Do I get any benefit playing a game made for DirectX 9 on a DirectX10 platform? Or are the graphic increases only visible in games actually made for DirectX 10? Again, are any of the games I listed above made to work with better graphics in DirectX 10?

Thanks guys!

A:32/64 bit questions & DirectX 9/10 questions :)

I discovered your inquiry while I was attempting to answer questions similar to yours.

This isn't much help but try reading about Epic Game's 'Unreal' game engine. I'm reading the article on wikipeadia about this game engine. This is the game engine used for Gears of War and Unreal Tournament.

Any way, it seems that if your running the game in a 64-bit environment like Windows Vista 64 the game will be in 64-bit mode.

It uses Directx 10 and Directx 10 also seems to be in 64-bit mode depending on weather Windows is in 64-bit mode.

In related news, it seems that the 'Unreal' game engine and the 'Source' game engine (Used for Half life 2, etc) are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading or in other words optimized for multi-core processors.

Anyway, see what conclusions you come to...I'll post an update as I learn more.

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Question 1: my moms work wishes to upgrade to xp home edition but alot of the programs are dos would they still work and when the upgraded would the loose any files?

Question 2: when i put it on their system they only have dial up is there a way i can download the updates and put them on a cd and take it to them?


A:2 questions

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Hi guys,

i have been looking to get into programming again after many many years...last time i programmed i was 16 learning basic on a commodore 64.I learned a lot back then but havent done any coding since then...i was always interested in games development back then and now still, but feel that game development now will be like trying to fly before i can walk.after i know a bit more about the language i will look at using something like Unity or XNA to start some game development (This is the dream)

so i have settled on developing a program for my small business.
I want to build a simple application to keep customers details according to their bar codes on their products and have other functionality like orders and stock lists etc etc...just grow it as i go along.

Because im using windows im thinking of developing this in c#.

here are some questions, i would really appreciate if some experts could answee them:

1)A programming friend of mine with ten years experience said "think of a program and develop it, its the best way to learn" do you agree? or should i systematically go through books etc?

2)is c# app development and game development the same thing? if i learn to develop apps will i be able to apply this to game development?

3)How do you make GUI menus for c#, i dont mean windows forms, but proper front end interfaces? can someone please shed some light on the direction i should take for this?

4)is .net the way to go? or is c# becoming extinct? i alr... Read more

A:c# questions

These answers are from my own limited experience and rather a lot of reading on the subject. Take them for what they're worth.

1)A programming friend of mine with ten years experience said "think of a program and develop it, its the best way to learn" do you agree? or should i systematically go through books etc?Click to expand...

Broadly, yes. There are pros and cons to both ways of doing things, and some approaches would probably be better for you. The big advantage of learning as you build it is motivation, when you're learning about X, you know what it's for. The big advantage of learning from a book or course is structure, when you're learning about X, you already know the things it depends on.

2)is c# app development and game development the same thing? if i learn to develop apps will i be able to apply this to game development?Click to expand...

Both will have a common core of programming skills, such as learning to think about how you represent real world concepts in a computer. However both also have their own set of challenges; games often need a lot of graphics which needs a lot more Maths than you'd see in most business apps. It's worth noting that there are a lot of people who want to make games, most having no idea what that actually entails.

I have no idea about 3).

4)is .net the way to go? or is c# becoming extinct?Click to expand...

.net has a lot of advantages, and while I can see Microsoft losing mark... Read more

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1. Will reinstalling Windows reset all my settings?
2. What is the difference between reformatting and reinstalling?
3. How do you reformat/install?


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I have a number of questions about IE.

1. How do get IE to show the Menu? ie Files, Favorites etc?

2. How do I close IE?

A:IE 10 Questions

If you want to do these in Metro IE, right click anywhere in the page, click the file on the bottom right and change to desktop view, now press Alt button. You don't need to close the IE, it goes in to suspension mode when you don't use it.


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Hi all, got 2 doubts if someone maybe can give some info.

im looking for great firewall : tested near all aviable atm. zone alarm cause alot of problems all times i try to use in diferents pcs too, glasswire using win firewall for what i know wich not convince me.. windows products always not really strong and just send extra telemetry to them.: both of these firewalls got paid vervions much better than free. so i dont go use a " limited software". those both are just some examples of some firewall i test ( yes comodo too : waiting for V9 stable to try again ). and private firewall the best with big diference abouth all others but i see it still discontinued from years ago dont get fresh versions or options ( can some1 confirm that pls? )

second question.. is there any option in firewalls to block most telemetry u send from back ward to microsoft?
thx advanced.

A:two questions :)

dJim said:

Hi all, got 2 doubts if someone maybe can give some info.

im looking for great firewall : tested near all aviable atm. zone alarm cause alot of problems all times i try to use in diferents pcs too, glasswire using win firewall for what i know wich not convince me.. windows products always not really strong and just send extra telemetry to them.: both of these firewalls got paid vervions much better than free. so i dont go use a " limited software". those both are just some examples of some firewall i test ( yes comodo too : waiting for V9 stable to try again ). and private firewall the best with big diference abouth all others but i see it still discontinued from years ago dont get fresh versions or options ( can some1 confirm that pls? )

second question.. is there any option in firewalls to block most telemetry u send from back ward to microsoft?
thx advanced.Click to expand...

1. If you have tried all the home user security suites, then there really aren't really any other firewalls available. I really recommend BiniSoft's Windows
Firewall Control; you can use WFC to do everything you need using Windows Firewall.

2. To disable all W10 telemetry, you can do it right in Windows Firewall:

Win + R (Run) Control Panel > Windows Firewall > Advanced Settings > Outbound Rules

Highlight all the telemetry entries then right click and select Disable Rule (Don't delete in case you need to ... Read more

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I ran SFC a few minutes ago and had some thoughts and questions.

Since the Windows XP disk is old, are newer files being replaced by old ones from the CD?

If so, would use of a slipstreamed CD with Service packs 1 and 2 on it be a better way to go?


A:SFC questions

The bulk of the files used in the replacement are from the "dll cache" on the hard drive.

Any dll files that were updated by SP2 would also have repopulated the cache, so in general that should not be a problem.

Its a good question, and while a slipstreamed SP2 would be a good idea I have never experienced any issues with SFC using old versions. I think it will complain about the "wrong CD" instead.

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In another thread I believe someone brought this question up.

Question #1: Say I have a Athlon XP 2800 processor with a 333MHz FSB. The RAM that I buy is 400mhz PC3200. Would I have a problem with this setup and would I be running some sort of bottleneck?

In the near future I plan on building a new PC and this is a question I want to address before I do so, because I don't want to spend $400+ on a Athlon XP 3200 with a 400mhz FSB when I can get the Athlon XP 2800 with a 333mhz for only $168.00.

I think the Asus A7N8X only supports up to a 333mhz FSB (166x2). Can someone confirm this?

Edit: Nevermind. A7N8X indeed only supports 333MHz processor FSB.

Parts "in question"
AMD Athlon XP 2800 "Barton" 333 FSB

Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series 256MB PC3200 400mhz w/Heat spreader (will be running 2 of these for dual channel)

Question #2: Which Athlon XP is the best overclocker? I *think* I heard someone say the 3000+ would overclock to 3.6GHz? (or something like that). Sounds pretty crazy but I'm not 100% sure what I heard.

A:FSB Questions

Asus A7N8X v2.0 supports 400 fsb.

Answer #1. No bottleneck. You could overclock your cpu by decreasing the multiplier settings (to avoid too much overclock) and increasing the fsb settings to 400 fsb. That will eliminate any bottleneck and give you a fast system at low cost.

Answer #2. Athlon XP 1700+ (soon to be discontinued).

AMD XP1700 JIUHB - Hexus

Not as fast as Athlon XP 3000+ when overclocked, but a damn sight cheaper.

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I have some questions about CPU and how it works

Here is what I know:
-CPU is the central processor unit of the computer
-it determines how much your computer can handle at a time (Different that ram)
-CPU is fast (or not) depending on the processor

Where is what I want to know:
-What 32-bit or 64-bit does
-How much a Ghz is (mine is 2.10)
-What happened to the rest of my RAM? (Laptop info says 4GB but it is actually 3.87MB)
A thanks for all the people who have helped me so far on Tech Support!

A:Questions of CPU and etc

A start

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Alright, first off i'd like to thank those that have helped me in the past, my computer runs flawlessly thanks to you guys. Now my sister has the problem.
Her computer has been running strangely slow, and some programs have been refusing to update.
I have a question seperate from that as well. Both mine and my sisters laptops run off a wireless feed to the internet. Mine is somewhat farther away working fine, while hers is almost directly by the router yet her laptop gets little to no connection. Don't know if you can help with that but any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Back to the other thing, here is my sisters hijackthis log.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:50:53 PM, on 1/9/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

Running processes:
c:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exe
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What kind of a battery does a UPS have ??
Would it work to power something other than a computer ..
Like the power brick for my Sony DCR SX63 Camcorder ??

Im thinking that if it has a Gell Cell Battery ... The Amp/Hour rating will be a lot longer at the lower power consumption.

Anybody ever used a UPS for something other than a computer ??

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Well I have two UPS and they both use a 7AH 12volt sealed battery. If you want to get specs on the battery it is a bp7-12. One of my UPS uses 2 of these batteries in series,(24 volt) the other smaller one uses only one. I have used the small one as a stand alone power pack for small electronics on a short term basis.

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I have a question regarding Windows 2000, I'm sure it is a very simple question for you gurus but how do I change add, delete users and reset passwords in 2000? Please help, I have administrative privilages already.

A:Win 2k questions

One way is to use Control Panel, Users and Passwords.

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Hi, I'm wondering what the highest version of IE I can stick on a NT 4.0 box.

I believe that the highest version of Direct X you can install with NT 4.0 is 3.0. I might be wrong though.

Also, Does anyone know of any reliable software firewalls that are still compatible with NT 4.0?

As always, thanks.

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Please look at this photo of an infection,
What is the name of it?
Is it removed by a tool(scan, etc) or by HJT assistance?

Thanks for doing a great job

A:Not a HJT log you then, just two questions

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I'm using the trial version of AVG Pro on a WINXPHomeSP1 machine, and have a couple questions.
First, do I need to update with the Priority updates Grisoft shows, even though I'm on trial, or are the virus updates really all I need right now?
Secondly, I can't connect to my mail server using Pegasus when the e-mail scanner in AVG is enabled, I get the folliowing message on Pegasus:
[The POP3 server you have specified in your Network Configuration settings has returned an error code indicating that it does not recognize the username you have supplied ('usinet.xxxxxx'). Please go into your Network Configuration screen and correct the username you have entered then try again.] Everything works fine when e-mail scanner is disabled.
Thank you for your time,

A:New To AVG Questions

patmac said:

I'm using the trial version of AVG Pro and have a couple questions.

Thank you for your time,
patmacClick to expand...

since you state you are on a trial period. why not ask AVG before you spend your money. there FAQ for the Pro version is below. they would probably be better able to help you.


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Ok, so yesterday I accidentally downloaded a program and it dissapeared when I clicked it. I knew it was some sort of virus,etc. because right after it dissapeared, the systray had about 5 icons saying my computer had spyware,adware,malware,etc. and It had special offers...I downloaded Norton Anti-virus 2006 and spyware doctor. I did full system scans with both and in total found about 600 spyware,etc. and a few Viruses? I repaired all of the viruses and such. and I re-ran both programs and now they find nothing because I cleaned up the pc. But, I still get ads popping up randomnly and my sound was gone so I had to find a solution to get the sound and the icon back...I fixed that, My task manager said it was disabled by administrator,I fixed that also, Now I have found a new problem...last month I bought an Xbox 360.....I have had the Live feature working until the virus occured....now when I try to connect it says it cant, so I do a connection test and it cant find an IP address????? I uninstalled Norton and Spyware Doctor but still no luck..I tried fixing it but it probably only screwed stuff up worse. My 360 is connected to my laptop via-ethernet cable...my laptop has wireless internet. In network connections, Local Area Connection (Xbox 360) says "Limited to no connectivity" while Wireless Network Connection say "Connected" But before I played with it, it said "Connected,Shared" I tried hitting properties and "Allow other network users t... Read more

A:A few Questions

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I have Win XP and am having a problem with virtual memory, but have 516mb coming this week, so that SHOULD solve that.

While using Word the past few days, I've noticed that right clicking brings up a transparent box, rather than one in which the options are listed (Save..Save As...Exit etc) Even when I go up to FILE..EDIT...VIEW, the boxes are transparent and I have no way to find the option I'm looking for. Do you suppose this is related to the memory thing, or do I have another problem???? How can I get the options to display as they're supposed to?

Second question: I have downloaded several midis and wav files (non-copyrighted!!). I save them in a folder on desktop and can listen to them anytime I want, but despite my best efforts, I CANNOT copy them to a CD so I can preserve them all. I have an IBM NetVista 2292 with IBM RecordNow, which works great for text files. Yet when I put all these midis/wavs in the box to record them, it always says "Can't find files". What am I doing wrong???? How can I get these great sounds recorded?

In advance.......many thanks for any help you can give!!!

A:Two questions!

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Hello, I have an Hp Pavilion a1247c it has an Athlon 64 (V) 3800+ 2.4 GHz
Socket 939.
And I am wondering if anyone knows if I can upgrade this processor?
Thanks in advance

A:CPU questions

Processor upgrades are a waste of time and money. The processor is only partly involved with a system's speed, and chances are good that after you upgrade, you won't notice the slightest difference in how that machine runs.

But you would need to check the board manufacturer to see what processors are supported, and if any BIOS updates have increased that number. The only possible ones are socket 939.

You should save your money for a better machine.

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I have been resurrecting an old HP G56 laptop and turning it into a handy dandy portable picture displaying device.

Windows 7 Home Premium

Every time I raise the lid or wake it up after it has fallen asleep, there are these two very annoying messages that insist on my full attention; I no more than get one Xed away until another shows up.

I google-searched both messages and followed the "get rid of them" instructions to the letter; however, both are still there and are dug in tighter than ticks, refusing to go away without a fight.

The two worst offenders:

hpwuSchd2.exe = alias = HP Product Assistant or HP Update


How can I get rid of these two offenders ?


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So i have a lot of personal files on my old rigs HDD and i just built a new computer. Can i hook up my old HDD (even though it has windows installed on it) onto my new rig that has the same version of windows with different product numbers.

Do i just slave the drive and how do i do that.
Or do i just install it and it will be fine. Or am i forced to wipe it.

A:HDD Questions on New Rig

Don't wipe it, then you lose your files. Put it into an external USB caddy or an internal bay - the you can access it with the new installation.

I assume it is a 3.5" disk. Here are some sample caddies. The ones under $20 will do.

Newegg.com - usb2 hdd enclosure 3.5"

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1.What is best video cards (nvidia) that my pc supports?
2.IS this memory card same as i currently have

1)Okay not sure what info i need give but motherboard (Motherboard Name FUJITSU SIEMENS D2151-A1)

2) http://www.ox.ee/est/product/28276 same as this picture?

A:2 questions


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What is the "skillb" folder in my C: Drive? Is it that only I have it? Or everybody has it? Is it safe to delete?

What is the "ToolBox" folder in my C: Drive? Is it saft to delete?


It's really impossible to answer those questions, unless one happens to be familiar with those specific folder names. You need to evaluate what's in the folders to make a judgment on it's usefulness. Have you listed those folders and tried to see what types of files are in them? If there is a .HLP file somewhere in the folders, double-click it and see what the application does. If there are .TXT files, try opening those and seeing if there is any information. Put your detective hat on.

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1: I just re-formatted my comp with XP Home SP2. When I hit ctrl-alt-del to pull up task manager, it says that "Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator". I am logged in as admin. I've tried going into safe mode-->admin account but I can't find out how to fix this.

2: I am about to set up XP Pro on a second hd, what's a fast and easy boot manager to use? This is my first attempt and, obviously, I'm no expert so I want one that's not to complicated.

Thanks all,

A:2 Questions.........

I'm going to address question 2 first.You should not need a boot manager.Your system should detect that there are 2 OSs on board.However you should also be given 2 or 3 choices on your first boot that has both installed.
1-You will see the 2 OSs and be asked which one you would like to boot with.
2-You will see a choice of length of time for you to decide.
3-If your system provides it, you can name one as default, which makes it pretty important that you do set a time to display your choices.I would recommend at least 5 seconds, and that when you boot, if you have chosen a default, that you sit thru it if you plan on booting with your second drive/OS.
Good luck,Mikey

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Ok, sorry if I sound computer illiterate, I am. I have two problems which I have been unable to solve on my own.
First of all, I have a Canon 5100 printer which I purchased a year ago. When I print with black ink, the ink smears. It prints with colour fine. I have changed the cartridges..and print heads, but none of this makes a difference. I have done everything I can think of but I can't figure it out. The print comes out completely smeared on about every 2nd or 3rd line and there are fine horizontal lines across the whole page.
My second problem is with my CD rom. When I put a CD in, it starts up but then my computer freezes. Sometimes I have to restart and sometimes it says that my drive may need cleaning. I bought a cleaning disk and used it, but it didn't help. Any ideas??

A:two questions

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I am building a system for myself and am wondering would I be better off buying an SSD to run windows etc off and then put everything else on a SATA hard drive or is it not worth the effort?
The computer is going to be used for all sorts. Not a big game player or movie watcher but it does get used for both from time to time.
SHould I get an SSD what size will do to store windows etc. Wife has put me on a strict budget and am at $600 already and thats not going over board.
Look forward to your replies.


A:SSD Questions

I've never owned or used an SSD. I just bought a two-terabyte drive for $80. When SSDs are down to about twice that, I will probably get one, myself.

SSDs are ve-e-ery expensive for their size compared to magnetic disks; but, they do offer advantages in speed, especially for gamers. Boot times are also noticeably shorter.

If it were me, I would save my SSD money for a later time unless I needed the extra speed for something like gaming or if I worked in a situation where a laptop might be getting knocked around a bit. For normal office and business applications, the time savings is just too small to matter.

Early adopters of new technology pay a high monetary price and are the guinea pigs for the industry. I'll let someone else pay those prices while I wait on the technology to fully mature and for manufacturers to recover their R&D from others beside myself.

But, that is just one person's opinion, my own.

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i have been working on my comp for the past month i have had several problems such as it freezing up and the cd-rom drive will pop open and you cant close it im not sure what would cause this so maybe you guys know?

my log looks clean and i even took the comp to best buy to have it looked at all they found were spyware no virus any help would be appreciated thanks

ogfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 1:24:46 PM, on 10/21/2004
Platform: Windows ME (Win9x 4.90.3000)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

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A:few questions

I guess sorry to tell you, that your log is clean. May be a hardware issue, I'd start by checking/replacing the power supply.

I don't see any anti-virus programs running in your log. That is not a good thing and a bit negligent. There is a very good, FREE AV program called AVG at http://www.grisoft.com You should install it sooner than later.

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Hey All-

Trendmicro is telling me this-

worm_rbot.gen non-cleanable windows/system32/msnsvc.exe
worm_rbot.avl non-cleanable windows/system32/mspn32.exe
worm_sdbot.awp non-cleanable windows/system32/wuamgrds.exe

Are these flase positives? The first 2 are legit files as near as I can tell. This is my first time seeing trendmicros online scanner say something legit cant be cleaned.

Any opinions greatly appreciated!


A:Pre HJT log help, AV questions

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Those are all bad guys. Sometimes they look good. I has scvhost not svchost and it took me awhile to get it out.

Download CWShredder and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree with it. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the ... Read more

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As you guys might notice, the main reason I make posts here in this forum is to ask for help cause I am a novice compared to the more experienced people here, but if you can really help me on this 2 questions, I would add your rep

1. I uninstalled Java but its Control Panel entry seems to be stuck in the Control Panel. I actually removed it with Revo Uninstaller which is more powerful than Windows' own uninstall utility. How do I remove that invalid Java entry from the Control Panel??? I even tried to use Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove Java's remaining components but the invalid entry remains in the Control Panel.

2. I noticed that as my video and song collections increase, Windows Media Player 12 gets slower to open the first time I try to open it since I turned on the PC. Anything I can do to speed this up a little???

3. In Windows Media Player 12, how do I make the buttons red instead of blue. I discovered a registry hack to change WMP12's background here in this forum so there must be a hack to change the play/pause, forward,backward, shuffle, repeat and volume buttons to red. I already saw someone here posting a screenshot of his WMP12, having red buttons.

A:A Few questions???

I need help on this please

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I was wondering how u install an extra case fan and where u plug everything and stuff. Could ne1 tell me how to do this or give me links which provide pictures and stuff of how?

I was also wonderin why my Video card is makin all these weird noises and sometimes noises that make it seem like the fan of my video card isnt spinning properly. Are there programs that can monitor the temperature of ur cpu and vid card and stuff? My email is [email protected]

A:i have 2 questions, help

Installing a case fan:

Take the side of your case off
Look for 4 mounting holes in the back side of the case (referr to pix)
Put the screws threw the fan, screwing through the holes, ie: holding the fan in place (pix are sorta self explanatory)

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Hi Guys, new here!
I have 2 important questions here! when installing the windows 8 pro downloaded from Microsoft (39.99) I got a couple of options like install and keep all files and seting or create a media disc, I went on upgrade and keep my files and programs, now I want to make a media disk or a iso image in case I need for restore my pc, do I need to redownload the windows 8 or is there any way I can create de iso or disc with my W8 already installed ?

the other issue here is my fuzzy blurred text, my metro start screen have text all blurred or fuzzy as well all my browser and couple of other programs, I have NVidia Gforce 9 with the latest drivers for windows 8 I try the clear type and diferent screen resolution but nothing help, any idea I can fix this?

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I am trying to figure out what kind of UPS options I have to keep the following hardware running for 8, 12 or 24 hour intervals and I am wondering if anyone can possibly make some hardware reccommendations to steer me in the right direction.

Here is a list of all the hardware I have running that I need to keep powered up and online. We had a power outage a few years ago that lasted for days so I am trying to figure out my options to keep it all online for 8, 12 and 24 hour intervals.

I assumed that the servers will be running half to full CPU load (we do keep them quite busy) so I approximated that the wattage consumption would be ~just over half of the peak power supply ratings for all the hardware in the list. (if someone thinks this is way off please let me know).

Here is a chart of my power requirements.

Can someone please reccommend a RACK MOUNTED UPS that could sustain 8, 12 or 24 hour periods.

Or if someone could please explain how I can properly work out this problem myself that would be greatly appreciated. I tried a few online calculators, but my results are "out of range" when I try to get a result from the online calculators inputting my values as 3000w at 20amps.

Thanks for any help you may be able to provide.

A:UPS Questions

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