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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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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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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!

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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'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?


A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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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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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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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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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
modules in one bank work with 60ns modules in another ... Read more

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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My questions are the following;

1) I'm now working with Windows XP Home Edition as my OS, how can I clean up my autoexec file?

2) I was working with Windows 98 and have an Epson scanner that was working before. I know that I need to download a new driver and have tried to do that. All I get when I try to download the new driver is "A Runtime Error has Occurered. Do you wish to debut?" Line:25 Error:'document.dls.elements' is null or not an object. Any ideas ?



A:Several questions

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I'm running XP sp2 on a celeron 2.26 gz with 480 mb ram. Security Task Manager (trial version) indicates there 292 processes running using 79% of the ram! It appears the big ram eaters are Spyware Doctor 53.1mb, Truevector (Zone Labs) 26.9mb, of course windows explorer 34.4mb, with the rest going to the other 289 processes. I stopped and mostly disabled the services I don't need (prior to the current 292). My question is is there anything else I can do to free up ram? Also does anyone know of a freeware program that will show me in detail per process ram usage?



A:questions about RAM

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Hi all, I'm new here. Not new to computers, but still learning a lot about them. About two or three weeks ago, my computer which runs Windows Vista Home, told me "switched back to vista basic color scheme", which it does on rare occasions when I run certain programs. But it would not change back, and I have NO options to change my themes, and color schemes now on my computer.

Also, I have two tera of external hd's inserted internally into my tower (by a tech), and it has worked fine for over a year. Every now and then I will not be able to move a video file or rename it. So i will close the computer down and restart it, and can then do as I was trying. But this time, for almost a month now, I cannot move or rename my files on my external. I want to put them in their appropriate folder and also put them on my back up HD I keep in our fire proof safe (it contains family pictures, and videos) and yet I cannot do this. And it's not all my files, it's only a specific set of videos (22 short video clips total). If I do try to rename/move them it freezes my windows (not just the folder their in) and will shut it down. These videos where recorded with my driod cell phone and my kodak z710 digital camera. (All my other files/videos off these two items work fine, but this one set in my "to sort" folder). When I try to move them I get the "moving file" pop up but it stays in the Speed O bytes/sec, and in time remaining it says ... Read more

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i acquired an old 386 computer i know there is a distro of linux that turns computers into a router. does anyone know the name and system requirments. any ideas for a mouse and keyboard ? all i have laying around here are ps2 and usb mice and keyboards.

A:old 386 questions

You can buy a cheap adapter that will allow you to use the old style keyboard connector on a PS/2 keyboard. You probably need a serial mouse, I suspect that if you have any friends that have been into computers for any length of time, they have a couple laying around. I have about 5 of them in my closet.

Any version of Linux will do router duties, but configuring it may tax your patience if you aren't a Linux person.

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1. I have a program called Norton Crash Guard. When I accessed it I noticed a program called lxbabmom (not responding). What is the program and what are the implications that it isn't running?

2. What are the implications of reloading windows 98se without wiping the original program off first? Will it fill in corrupted parts of the existing program or do I have to go through a major exercise to deal with the issues I have?

A:Two questions

The "lxbabmom" is unrecognised as a program, perhaps you are infected with some malware?

Unless it was "lxbbbmom" which is a driver for a Lexmark printer.

Regarding reloading Window 98, it depends what exactly you mean. A clean install (which is reformat and reinstall) will wipe everything that is on your hard drive. All data and programs will be gone.

Reloading "over the top" will clean up Windows but will not always clean up any malware.

Always assume that any such operation will result in the loss of your data and backup accordingly.

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I'm trying to learn about FTP. Now, I have a list of anonymous servers, where I don't have to log in, and I'm just typing the FTP address into my address bar. I'm not using the FTP software that comes with windows, or any other kind of FTP software. For instance, I'm typing "ftp://ftp.snerpa.is/" into my address bar, and I get a message saying "Windows cannot access this folder. Make sure you typed the name correctly and that I have permission to access the folder."
Now, I don't really know what I'm doing with this, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

A:FTP questions

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I am trying to get into local settings under my profile and it is locked, I have full permissions and ownership??????

Also where is the windows live mail and how do I move mt outlook express items over???

thank you!


A:various questions

Assuming you have moved to Windows 7:Windows Live mail does not come with Windows 7 - you have to get it from the Windows Live site (also Photo Gallery and Movie Maker if you are interested in them) see the following which also refers to moving Express items:http://download.live.com/windows7

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If you are troubleshooting the usb connectors, can you just plug in a usb mouse into the connector without having an operating system on a harddrive? and how can you tell that the ports are working?

A:Usb questions

What you could try instead of a mouse is a USB keyboard, but you have to enable the support for it in the BIOS Setup (something kins like "Legacy USB Support")... Hope this helps

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Recently I got a chance [on eBay] to aquire two item I thought would enhance my
experience with computers. The first was a hard drive that reported that it was a
20 GB IDE drive that was connectable through a USB port. WOW! I thought, just what I need
to extend my mass storage. It is a BUSLINK model L20/20GB. The trouble? No drivers,
no manual, nothing but the bare drive and a power cord and USB connector. The
BUSLINK webpage does not list this model, so it must be plenty old. Does anyone have
any info on this drive and where I can obtain drivers for Win98SE?

Item No. 2 was a KURTA IS/ONE 12x12 graphics tablet. I basically have the same
problem with this. No drivers, no manual, etc. The manual is especially important because
Although I know in principle how to use the tablet -- I have no idea how to set it up
or to control it. Plus there are about two dozen itsy-bits dip-switches on the back.


If you can help with either of these I would be forever greatful. Thank you for your


A:Two Questions in One

this link might help with the tablet


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Hey guys! First off, great forum.. helped me alot getting started since the support here in Norway is way below average.
This time however I had to register and ask you guys.. (sorry if these are frequent question or stupid ones, but my search was unsuccessful.)

1. Do I need to format C: on my HDD before installing the same Win7 on the SSD?
2. Should I leave out the HDD from the computer on the first boot after setting up the SSD?
3. Do I need to affect RAID in any way?
4. Yes or No, installing programs on the SSD recommended?

That's It.. my first time installing a SSD so I'm way outta' my comfort zone.


A:[HELP] SSD questions

1) If you're performing a clean install, it would be wise to do a quick format.

2) You can leave any additional HDD(s) inside the computer during install, or you can add them after. Your choice. It won't affect anything.

3) If you're using RAID, you need to have at least 2 HDDs of the same size, not more, not less. You also need RAID drivers and you need to hit "Load Drivers" when you're choosing which HDD to install Windows 7 to during installation. If you're using RAID, I'd recommend either 2 SSDs or 2 IDE/SATA drives. RAID will only work as fast as your slowest drive.

4) You should install Windows 7 to the SSD, since the speed increase will be dramatic. You can install to apps if you'd like. When you use RAID, the 2 drives you have configured for RAID show up as one, so you wouldn't have a choice anyways. Just don't choose RAID 0 since it spreads the data across 2 drives instead of mirroring them, if one drive fails, the other one is useless you lose all your data.

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I have two questions:

1. I currently have a functioning laptop with Win 7 64Bit. I also have a complete set of recovery discs as well as a system repair disc.

If I were to obtain another laptop could I use my discs and install my current Win 7 on the new laptop?

If so, then I could install a backup cloned HDD in the new laptop and have everything already set up as I prefer without customizing and installing all my software again.

This might also allow me to buy a laptop with Win 8 and replace it with my Win 7.

2. I have cloned my SSD onto an HDD using EaseToDo sotware. Can that HDD be used in another computer?

A:Win 7 OS; Two Questions

Only if it was the exact same pc. Or maybe even the same manufacturer, you`d have to experiment.

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Mod Edit:  Split From http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/556136/is-it-still-possible-to-install-win-xp/ - Hamluis.
I decided to do a fresh install of Windows 8.1 but got nervous about it so I decided to do a fresh install of Windows XP Home Premium on my other old laptop first. This was to gain a bit of experience and also to ensure I have a working PC in the event of a glitch in the fresh install of Windows 8.1 - just wanted to be sure I could continue to get work done in the interim if something went wrong. However, doing a fresh install of XP turned out more problematic than I thought, for the following reasons:
I had no CD - never did. Neither Compaq nor Circuit City gave me one. I lost the restore media (if I ever created it back in 2004 or so).
I spent a lot of time researching slipstreaming an install including all the service packs but could feel confident in none of the sources of the software on the web nor in my ability to properly follow the processes for slipstreaming
I spent a lot of time researching sources on the web for the straight XP OS (without the service packs) but none gained my trust
There is conflicting info out there about whether it is necessary to install SP1 and then SP2 before installing SP3
I finally decided the answer was that going straight to the SP3 service pack was the path I would try but could not find a trusted source of SP3
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A:Win 8 Questions

allbenatt, thanks for sharing your experience!
There was a long running XP Topic where the OP, also with an HP computer, could have used your solution. Actually the way you installed, being it was to another partition, it was formatted prior to you taking this action, so it didn't really need it again. Too, all OS's requires some type of formatting of the partition to install, in this case it was likely NTFS. No, it wasn't the type of XP format that would take hours to complete on some larger drives, which was probably more secure of an erase than today's quick formatting, but one was one. 
So how did the OS install process go? Install to the partition next to it? I'm curious about this, and may try it on my last XP computer just to see it in action. It's 60GB in size, but I could shrink the actual XP partition to 25GB or so, and there's a Recovery partition at the end. However, many doesn't have that, could have once been there, but was removed, tempting to some because in 2003/04, 40GB HDD's were the norm. Actually the one I have came with that size one, but I replaced it with a 60GB 7200 rpm one, the OEM one ran at 4200 rpm (or in that range). 
That SP3 download of over 300MB, I've had that on CD since 2010. Anytime I install XP these days, seems like Windows Update won't connect w/out it (an error message will show). Installing SP3 fixes this. Though here as of late, haven't done much XP installing, other than some virtual machines for me t... Read more

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Hey d00ds,

Business has been good lately and I am in the market for a new 19" or 20 " LCD monitor(I currently have a 21" CRT) and want to take the big plunge with an LCD. I have been shopping around and have personally viewed the Samsung 191T and the Viewsonic VX900. When testing both of these monitors out, they were not very good with the pixel size (both saying .29 or so). When I dragged the mouse across the screen on them it was like the mouse curser was almost having a trail. I did set them both up in their native resoution plugged into analog outs (1280x1024).

It seems I might need one with better response time and smaller pixels....can anyone shed light on this subject?

Also if there is an LCD expert out there that can help me, I would appreciate it immensely to point me into a direction where I can find a monitor where I might not see so much ghosting of the pixels.

I do alot of graphic design and use Photoshop 7 quite frequently.

Help and sorry for the long post

A:LCD Questions

Welcome to the board. I just recently purchased a new monitor and went back to CRT. Well I never had a flat panel. I chose to go with a CRT with Perfect Flat screen and for the same money I would have spent on a LCD (flat panel) I was able to get a heck of a monitor.

Having said that, my reading convinced me that at least for now, LCD wasn't up to par for the money.

See this: http://www.personal.psu.edu/users/t...l Lit Review/Computer Monitor: LCD vs CRT.doc

and http://www.macworld.com/2000/07/features/flatpanelside.html

and since you use Photoshop a lot I thought I'd throw this in http://homepage.newschool.edu/~ddporter/PhotoshopReferences.htm

Not that I wanted to confuse you.

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When putting together my new system I am debating going with an OEM copy. I have used OEM XP in the past and had no issue because my computer has stayed pretty much the same.

What can/can't you change out of an OEM system?

A:Questions about OEM

Everything except the motherboard. Microsoft changed the OEM license, which states that a new motherboard, is equal to a new computer. You can change everything else. Retail versions (that you buy in a retail store) you can change anything, even the motherboard. I'm not sure about if your motherboard dies from a defect. In the license, they mean if you "upgrade" a motherboard. Windows OEM not transferable to new motherboard: http://www.osnews.com/story/13705

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I have a question regarding dsl? what equipment do I need to hook up to dsl, i am planning to get dsl from aol, but do I need to network my home or can I hook up my phone line to a modem or network card. My friend says he has dsl and he uses a standard phone line to connect to and he didn't have to wire anything. I'm confused please help.

A:DSL questions

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Does anyone know how to disable the SMART feature in bios?


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Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic441299.html - Hamluis.Is this the one you have? http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3559772&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=3459241&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093You could have a Broadcom or Intel Ethernet in that model. One way to tell, Look at the image I attached anything Intel will show VEN_8086If it shows a different VEN_ number try the Broadcom one.I too have that model and that VEN but the intel installer from HP reports back no intel card. The little program from Piriform indicates no ethernet cards. Bios indicated the onboard ethernet is active and available to the OS. Perhaps I will try Ubuntu Live... but I do need XP. Any ideas?


First thing to do is make sure the Port is good.

Trying the Ubuntu Live should tell you if the Ethernet port is working or not.

Can you post the entire line that shows the Ven information.
For example one computer here shows PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1019&SUBSYS_02A71014&REV_00\4&2D894BD&0&0818

I'd like to see the whole line.

Good Luck

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/576054/firewall-logs/ - Hamluis.
I am having recent firewall issues. I have noticed that my local machine was using port 17 & 6 a LOT, and I was getting warnings from my uverse router. I have gone into my norton, and shut down those two ports on my local machine, but it still looks like something is trying to ping my PC. I have run almost every malware program known to man, downloaded a ton from this (awesome!) website, and it isn't finding anything.
I am new to the formum. I have saved all of this in a .xls. I am hoping I can get it to an expert, they can take a look at it, and tell me if it is benign, or do I need to nuke my HD and rebuild.


You can post those logs, so we can take a look. 

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Forgot password for desktop a hp compaq. Tried F8 on boot up but now its asking me to Enter Power-On Password. Pse help I am not pc savy and I can't remember any password for this pc. Desperate.


Hi: What is the full model number or product number of your PC? The product number can be found on the same sticker as the serial number. Most of the HP desktop PC's have a jumper on the motherboard you have to move to clear the BIOS password.

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/572316/help-please-regarding-adwcleaner/#entry3675465 - Hamluis.
Since this is a current thread and I basically have the same types of concerns/questions as the thread-starter regarding the use of ADWCleaner, I am going to post here. Hope I'm not using too poor of board etiquette.
So, just real quickly, are these HKLM Chrome Extensions files/folders anything to worry about?  They seem odd to me because of the long and random looking letter suffixes. Should I delete these?  
I'm just nervous after hearing about mals using fake Chrome extensions lately. 
(Also, see question about third image below.)
The one that really threw me was this file called "END".  I found a few discussion links on it but nothing difinitive. Is it dangerous?  Should I remove it? 

Thanks for any helpful thoughts!
Oh, and I am a Windows 8.1 user. 
P.S. My machine checked out OK on Emsisoft, Norton IS, and MalwareBytes earlier today. Machine seems to be running great and is not showing any typical symptoms of infection. 


The trick here is to Google the extensions name (these random strings of characters) and then see if they extensions are malicious or not. Since I'm lazy (or not really), I can do this for you, but I would ask you to provide me the AdwCleaner scan log, so I don't have to enter manually every extensions. Follow the instructions below to do so.AdwCleaner - Scan ModeDownload AdwCleaner and move it to your Desktop;Execute AdwCleaner, accept the EULA (I accept) then click on Scan;Credits : MalwareExperts.comLet the scan complete. Once it's done, click on the Report button to open the scan log;Please copy/paste the content of the output log in your next reply;

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I have 2GB DDR3 RAM on my laptop at the moment, I was thinking about getting 1 or 2 GB RAM added to my laptop. I'm planning to add more, as CPU is constantly hitting nearly 1.5gb ram with very few applications opened.

I have some basic questions, (they may be silly in nature too), I would appreciate if my doubts could be cleared.

1. I haven't upgraded my RAM before on laptop, in case if I get a new laptop in future, can I use this added RAM on my new laptop (if I plan to use it, or is it recommended to add a new RAM only on the system ?)

2. Is there a difference between PC and Laptop "RAM" or can they be used commonly among both ?

3. Is CPU speed an factor in adding more RAM ? Will there be any sort of conflicts because of it ?

A:Few questions regarding RAM

Quote: Originally Posted by goodlad

I have 2GB DDR3 RAM on my laptop at the moment, I was thinking about getting 1 or 2 GB RAM added to my laptop. I'm planning to add more, as CPU is constantly hitting nearly 1.5gb ram with very few applications opened.

I have some basic questions, (they may be silly in nature too), I would appreciate if my doubts could be cleared.

1. I haven't upgraded my RAM before on laptop, in case if I get a new laptop in future, can I use this added RAM on my new laptop (if I plan to use it, or is it recommended to add a new RAM only on the system ?)

2. Is there a difference between PC and Laptop "RAM" or can they be used commonly among both ?

3. Is CPU speed an factor in adding more RAM ? Will there be any sort of conflicts because of it ?

1.It can be used if the same type, DDR2, or DDR3, from your not filled out specs I think you have DDR2 now.

2. Yes, desktop RAM is a module twice as big. Laptop RAM is SODIMMs, Small factor Dual inline memory module. Desktops use DIMMs.

3. The CPU doesn't limit RAM, however the manufacturer will have placed a limit on it. Check your manual for upgrade options. It is best to buy a RAM kit, they will be matched SODIMMs and work better, mix and match RAM is not recommended.

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Hi, I'm working on a computer and it has a Celeron 300 processor. It also has 224 meg of pc100 sdram ( 1-128, 1-64, 1-32) I formatted and reinstalled Windows 98 se. I have a couple of questions, First of all the tower has a LCD read out on the front and I'm shure it had 60 showing before I started but now there is only an 8 showing . Is this supposed to be showing what the mhz that the system is running at? If so how to I get it to run at 66 again? Second question: when I was in the bios I noticed that there was a place where you could change the nano seconds of the sdram. It was set to 10 but it could be set as low as 6. How do I know what it should be set at? 3rd question : I'm trying to find out what I can upgrade the cpu to. All i can tell is that it is an American Trends board. Any where i can find a manual for this to see what I can do for upgrading? Thanks alot for you help

ps : the motherboard has a funny looking thing on it that says XCEL 2000. This board also has onboard sound and video .

A:3 questions

1; Hard to say but the Host clock shuld be set to 66 MHz allready because that is defalt. Did you move any jumpers or clear CMOS?
2; the refresh rate of PC100 memory is 10 ns
3; Need more info is this Celeron a Slot 1 or Socket 370?

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Hey all,

I've noted in quite a few threads lately that people using 300w power supplies to run their P4's and Athlons. I was under the assumption that these processors really needed 350w Power supplies.

I realize that a good quality 300w PS is probably better than a cheap 350w but most people pay little concern to their PSs and just get the cheapest around. I'm completely on the other side of the spectrum. I went for complete and utter overkill with my PS(and its probably a waste now, but it should last me quite a long time)

So whats the deal? Is a 300w ok? What are you running in your athlon and P4 rigs?

A:PS questions

I'm running 400W PS's on all the systems. In fact most of the motherboard manuals lately have said that they require at least 250 watts just for the board alone, so I figure another 100 watts for the drives in case they all run at once, and 50 watts for good measure.

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i just installed,formatted and installed 98se on a new drive in my system.what i want to do is transfer most of my old files and programs to the newer ,larger,faster drive and use the older for storage only.

1)should the new drive be set as slave to transfer info to it or how should it be setup

2) is there an easy way to copy all drivers to the new drive,such as an organize file? or do i need to reinstall all drivers again to the new drive

3) can i safely copy programs from old drive or should i reinstall all programs from disc etc.

when i formatted and installed 98 on the new drive ,i unhooked the original drive because i couldntget my bios to detect the new drive .my old drive and other drives are cable select so thats how i setup the new drive.

any hepl much appreciated.

A:hdd questions.....

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im on windows xp..legit copy been on the this laptop for 5 years now..

anyways..im having problems with the upgrade advisor...it wont check my system category..it says "We had a problem checking yoru system for compatibility with windows 7..please make sure u have the latest version yada yada"
now could this be cause my ram is 512 and not 1 gig?..i ordered ram it should be here soon..but any otehr reason why it cant check my system?

then...im planning to buy a digital river "upgrade" key..ive done it already for my ladys computer (vista) and clean install worked great...but i have question regarding upgrading/clean install with xp..
i have read the tutorials and i want to confirm the steps..
insert the dvd i got from digital river...click agree..click custom install..then delete the partitions i dont want?..do i delete them both or what..i have a C: then D:..i want to combine them..do i just delete D?..also can i reformat?..once thats done and installs...do i enter a key or what?..also do i click "automatically activate" or uncheck that box..

ive read the tutorial many times i understand 98% of it but i just want to make sure i dont get "invalid key" when i do this..my friend who was on a legit copy of xp bought a digital river key n dvd and when he went to install it said "invalid key"..we thought it was becasue he formatted it (whcih took 1 sec..wierd)..but after reading the tutorials..he should still be able to activate ... Read more

A:2 questions..

There have been issues reported with the Digital River download, but I haven't paid much attention to those threads because I used a retail disc.

Generally, the procedure is this if you want a clean install:

Backup your data to another disc.

Decide how you many partitions you want on the new disc. You can delete all existing partitions during the install.

For a clean install, you would choose Custom Install on an early screen and then choose "drive options, advanced" on a later screen when you come to the partitioning area and are asked where you want to install Windows.

You can delete all partitions immediately after choosing "drive options/advanced".

Obviously, if you choose to delete all partitions, then your backed up data better not be on any of the deleted partitions.

If your drive has C and D, and you choose to delete C and D, you could then choose to make a new C and D. Or if you don't choose to make a new D, you will end up with just C occupying the entire drive.

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I am now retired and doing 3D architectural modeling and some astrophysics modeling to try and maintain my sanity.
I read somewhere (fog of age) that the XPS 8900 series does not have room to install the NVIDIA GTX 1070 card.  Is this true?  The same comments were making disparaging remarks about the amount of available cooling but it was pretty obvious the individual had likely not received a pony as a child.
Due to the computational density of the astrophysics model (objects in the Oort cloud if interested), I need some fairly serious CPU and will play games, read emails or watch movies on my Kindle Fire HDX to reduce all unnecessary CPU drains while running my model.
Okay, I confess that I love the XPS line and this would be my 4th purchase.  Sorry, Dell, I do not purchase them directly from you because I have to include in home service as part of the deal.
Is the XPS limited to the NVIDIA 9 series as the top end card (note:  I do understand that I could purchase two but that is a sub optimal solution for a couple of reasons) or by any chance have their competitors come close and have something that would serve my need (not my primary choice).
Out of curiosity, why are there so few XPS desktops with SSD options?  In all honesty, I really miss the old days when you could simply click and build what you wanted but I digress.
Any help is appreciated.
Very old XPS addicted user

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1. My (C:\) drive tells me that I only have 75.7 Gb of free space (out of 222 Gb), but when I added up the folders inside, it takes about 1858.398 Mb of space. What happened to my seemingly unused 220.141602 Gb? I don't have too many applications installed on my computer to take up that much space.
2. Is it completely safe to delete absolutely everything inside <C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp>? Will deleting its contents affect my computer in any way?
3. I know that deleting and emptying the trashcan doesn't "permanently erase" the files, as the trashcan says it does, but instead places the deleted files somewhere hidden(?). How can I make sure the files that I delete are permanently deleted without leaving a trace (without taking extreme measures, of course)? I would want to avoid formatting the computer in any way, since there still are files that I need on the computer.

Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to view these questions!
Any kind of help regarding these questions will be greatly appreciated!

A:Three questions!

1. Most likely it's in "hidden" folders like System Volume Information, and with the pagefile and hibernation file.To find out for sure, use this free tool: http://w3.win.tue.nl/nl/onderzoek/onderzoe...n/sequoiaview//2. It should be safe to delete it, but I'd suggest using a Temporary file cleaner (such as the Disk Cleanup Tools in the Accessories...System Tools startup menu).3. It depends on how secure you want to be. Deleted files are fairly easy to find, but you can use different freeware applications to ensure that they're completely deleted. Here's a link to our Freeware page(s): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic3616.html

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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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Which kind of media type dose the CD-ROM drive with?
1-Compact Disc

How big is the capacity of a HD/DS Floppy Disk?

which Statement is true.
a:Flash eeproms can only programmed once
b:ROM are used for storing data which changes frequently
c:an operating system is required to use a computer
d:Flash eeproms can be erased using ultra violet light

What is the decimal equivalent of the binary nimber 1001?
How many bytes can be addressed simultaneously with 64 bits data -bus?

what is difference between a DVD and a CD-ROM
a:CD-ROM has a higher capacity
b:CD-ROM has a smaller format
CVD has a latger format
dVD has a higher capacity

What is clipbpard?

A:A+ Questions

You can google all the answers to these questions. There are also some very good A+ certification books. I used this one.


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