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Windows 10: Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Q: Windows 10: Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Ok I love to use windows 98 2nd edition but now needing to upgrade as the world has moved on the problem is
Compatibility of my hardware: now I have the drivers on cd and on my pc I made a backup copy when I get to the part that says supply the files it doesnt acknowledge them from the copy on pc and if I try to put in cd to provide them it goes to bluescreen saying error reading cd
now how Am I to supply the file when either way it will not let me? and how can I preinstall it when I need win 98 file to run my pc?

here is list the the compatibilty check stated:

BDA IpSink [not currently present]
BDAMPEFilter[not currently present]
BDA SlipDeframer [not currently present]
IntellUSB 2.0Enhanced host controller 24d3
Intel [R]82801 EB SMbus controller24d3
Internet Connection Sharing
NABTS/FECVBI Codec[not currently present]
Nvidia GeForce 5700LE
USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
World Standard Teletext Codec [not currently present]


2. I tried booting from cd it states that the following file is missing or corrupt<windows2000root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe please reinstall a copy of the above file

3. Then I tried making the 4 floppies for a floppy boot it stated setup. txt is missing when it tried booting
4.Now problems 2 and 3 could that be
from the fact that
I am trying to install from a Backup copy
[not original cd of windows 2000] Im asking is
windows 2000 copy protected?
I Would Appreciate Any Help
TY
James Mihm
 

A:Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Sorry very much but I don't understand;what CD are you using & exactly which files
are you missing?Drivers for 2000 & 98se are different if you mean modem drivers?The
file system is different from memory-2000 using NTFS(New Technology File System)-98
built upon DOS.Thats the compatability issue-everything for the drivers is on the net,
Drivers .com is a place to start-all other files also available here and there.Look at
www.windowsreinstall.com for the info&links.
 

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hi, i have one error, these days, I'm trying to upgrade my windows 10 to ver.1703 - and finally me appears this windows;  impossible update the system partition reserved why please make me, one solution please. 

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I was downloading the upgrade to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows 8 Pro.

When I was at 40% download, my internet connection lost. So I waited, but it automatically restarted from 0%. What the hell? I downloaded that 40% by giving 10 hours of time. Now I have to start again from 0%. Assume I'll start downloading again and if this
time it will fail at 90%. So What should i do for complete the download

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I have a question,how many time is taking to upgrade a Windows 10 32-bit to Windows 10 64-bit?

EDIT: Sorry for posting a question with wrong tag.(Windows 7)

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from Support.Microsoft.com website

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Gentlemen & Ladies: 
 
What will be the correct way to upgrade to Windows 10 when its available for sale? (given with a little tough situation I encounter with my sony laptop. 
 
Here is what the situation:
I encountered a few times of blue screen due to some sony's own software update. It's too late for me to do the System Restore as the "date(s) for late known good configuaration had passed.
 
I know I can go for a clean reinstallation of Vista (SP2-dating back to 2010), but then, it requires ALL windows update which will takes forever just to get up-to-date status...., then...wipe out again-- when the time comes for Windows 10 upgrade...OMG...
 
[ Not to mention first require backing up all files and photos, then reinstall--I know i can't get away with this part-HAHA ]
 
So, If i buy the Windows 10 Grade version when it's available for sale, then back up my files & photo, ....
 
What will be the correct way for me to install, to fix my problem, getting my laptop running up-to-date?
 
Here are the spec of my latop:
Sony old vgn-AR-770 U --7 years old
Windows Vista Ultimate SP2/ 32 bit
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6 GHz 
RAM 4GB
Solid State Drive 300 GB
Blu Ray Read + Write drive with built in WIN-DVD player comes with purchase
1200 x 1080 resolution
 
It's not worth any $ now, but I don't have any $ these days to buy a new computer either, ....Thank you in advance !
 
 

A:what will be the correct way to upgrade to Windows 10 when the time comes?

Why upgrade to windows 10, when It hasn't even been fully tested? 
I would go for Windows 7 instead, 

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15 years is a long time. XP, when it first came out, was awful. Eventually, when XP SP3 showed up in 2008, Microsoft finally got a good desktop again. That was a good thing because at about the same time, Microsoft released Vista, a truly awful desktop operating system. XP SP3 was clearly superior to Vista.Eventually even Steve Ballmer had to admit Vista was a flop, and he rushed Windows 7 into production. Thanks to Steven Sinofsky, the first release of Windows 7 in 2009 was much better than Vista. In particular, the combination of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 was outstanding.Then along came Windows 8. Ahem. Windows 8.0 was even worse than Vista, and that's saying something. Windows 8.1 fixed most, but not all of its problems. For example, Microsoft, after hemming and hawing, didn't give us back our beloved Start menu.So, as Windows 8 sales circled the drain, I didn't think much of Windows 10's chances. I was wrong. Microsoft, with new leadership at the helm in the person of new CEO Satya Nadella, is giving us a good first release.Windows 10: Finally a decent Windows first releaseSome good points are being exposed in this article and it represents what a lot of users thinks too.

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Hello there folks!

I have had this quite annoying problem for arround three weeks now. My PC crashes
Usually when playing games, but sometimes when I am just at the desktop
I have almost concluded that the problem is one of my graphicscards.

But today, after a fresh install I finally got a Minidump file and an error code in event viewer!
(After three weeks of atleast one crash a day it was about damn time)

Don't know if the crash is related to the problem I have had, but it could.

I have this from event viewer:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff8800169f47c, 0xfffff880009b09e8, 0xfffff880009b0220). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 091112-11481-01.




And also this:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_KINGSTON&PROD_DATATRAVELER_G2&REV _1.00#001D0F0CAA76A931A59D0230&0#.



I also uploaded the .dmp file

A:Windows 8 (And Windows 7) crashing for 3 weeks, finally got a BSOD

Can you upload the entire BSOD Posting Instructions files, these will help us analyze your crash.


Code:
STOP 0x1000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
same meaning and parameters as 0x07E
STOP 0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
MODULE_NAME: iaStor
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: AV_iaStor+7347c


Install the newest Intel RST driver Version: 11.2.0.1006.
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology

How much free space do you have in your OS partition?

Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
Go to your BIOS and tell us what the CPU, RAM and the CPU integrated memory controller voltages are.

Run memtest86+ with all RAM cards installed for a full 7 passes, best to run overnight.
If you get any errors you can stop the test.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Drivers that need attention:
ctac32k.sys Wed Jul 02 16 2008 - Creative Audio Driver - out of... Read more

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Hi

I have ordered an SSD drive that should arrive at the same time as Windows 8 is released later this week.

I want to install the SSD drive and do a clean install of my PC OS at the same time. I intend to keep my HDD for saving photos etc..

What is the best order in which to approach this?

I was thinking I could:
- re install Windows 7 on the SSD, format the HDD and then buy the Windows 8 upgrade

OR

- buy the upgrade before installing the SSD and create the upgrade installation DVD. Install the SSD drive, boot up from the HDD and then use the clean install facility on the Windows 8 upgrade DVD to install Windows 8 onto the SSD and reformat the HDD?

Will this work?

Thanks

Phil

A:Install an SSD drive and upgrade to Windows 8 at the same time.

I'd Clean Install Win8 since you have to start fresh anyway.

In Win7 if you install Upgrade version to new HD you must leave Product Key blank during install and afterwards do Option 3 workaround in Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version. We're waiting to see if it's the same with Win8. You might find out faster in our sister forums Windows 8 Forums

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I've got a friend's laptop running 8.1 here. They can't upgrade to 10 because a lot of the software they use for their work is extremely buggy and just about works on Win7 and 8.1 - She has been advised by the IT people working for her company not to upgrade to 10 until they give everyone the all clear to do so.

My question is, if I use the media creation tool on her laptop now to create an ISO, would that mean she could do the upgrade for free beyond this July?
I have read that it's necessary to do an inplace upgrade first in order to generate the necessary hardware id codes etc, but Im wondering if it's goes past the 12 month free period, if that notification will be gone or the ISO on the system will be useless?
 

A:Windows 10 free upgrade time limit

The way I understand it, ALL free upgrades MUST be done before the July date.
 

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how long is the normal shipping time when you do a upgrade from vista to windows 7. i got a computer for Christmas and it had vista and i did the whole windows 7 things and i cant do it digitally i have to wait for the cd. Does anyone know how long it would take to get here i got it from microsoft

A:vista to windows 7 upgrade shipping time

Is there such a thing as "normal"? I would imagine that it depends on where you are getting the upgrade from.

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Hi all.

Been ages since I was last here.....

I was hoping to get a feel for what its time to do with my pc.

Its 4 1/2 years old now, and still running great and runs all the current games no problem.
Most recent new game bought was cod black ops 2 and it ran fine.

I was thinking its time to lose the Vista and upgrade to windows 8, but there is the question of whether to upgrade some hardware as well.

I have a q6600 cpu on 780 evga mobo. Its ddr 2 and has 4 gigs of good mushkin ram
I have a good antec atx case and 750 watt power supply which I'm sure I could keep...along with the sound card and dvd etc.
I have 2 gtx 260 running in sli for video, and there have been keeping me in the game to date.

My thoughts are IF I do a hardware upgrade, I could A) just do the vid card and overclock the cpu to 3 gigs.....
or B) do A plus the mobo and cpu and ram also.
I am not sure if now is the time...
I'm looking at 60 bucks for windows 8 up to 800 bucks for the full upgrade.....approx. That's a huge swing...lol

Any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks all.
 

A:Upgrade to windows 8, or do a bunch of harware too at same time.

Before upgrading to Windows 8, it is recommend that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps to buy, download, and install Windows 8. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-CA/windows-8/upgrade-to-windows-8
 

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Hello

I have upgraded my CPU from Core 2 Duo 2.6mhz, to Core 2 Quad Q9500, and I had to upgrade the BIOS for my motherboard before that
MB type: GA-EP35-DS4

Everything worked fine for that, except when I run a game, it takes it about 10 to 12 minutes before it just crash and close itself (with no any error message), currently with:
Deus Ex: HR, Starcraft 2, Minecraft
I only get the error reporter for the games (if they had one) and no useful information I can get from them
I suspected the heat issue, so I bought a new cooler, the heat now in sticking on 37, no more
but still I am having this issue

My configuration are:MB: GA-EP35-DS4
CPU Intel C2Q, Q9500
8 GB RAM (Kingston) (2gb x 4 sticks)
Nvidia GTS 450 (As GPU)
Nvidia 9500 GT (As physix)
1TB HDD WD
320GB HDD WD (for system)
500GB HDD WD
500 watts power supply
Now I am thinking about the power supply, but the thing is everything was OK before, and I did not face any power issues before, all the problems started after I upgraded my bios and CPU

I checked the heat status and voltage status with CPU-Z stuff, but I am not fimiliar with the correct voltage values for RAM and CPU

Any suggestions about the issue?

PS: And the windows was on my computer since Jul 2009, and I would love to keep it from that date, I would not prefer re-installation unless there is no other option)

Regards

A:Games on windows crash after CPU upgrade (With BSOD 1 time so far)

It might be a defect in the CPU
Run Prime 95 to test your CPU. Carefully the instructions in this tutorial: CPU - Stress Test with Prime95. Run 3 separate tests, one on each of the settings (Blend, Small FFTs, Large FFTs). Post back with your results.

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You can get the equivilant of a clean install from a windows 8 upgrade disk.
You still need to have the previous version of windows installed and run the
windows 8 upgrade installation on it.
Once it is installed,move your mouse down to the bottom right of the screen
to get the right menu.
Click settings,then click change PC settings.
Click general on the list to the left.
Scroll down the items til you see remove everything and reinstall windows.
Click get started.
While running the reinstall,make sure to select clean entire drive and save nothing.
Run the reinstall.
When it is done,it will be a clean install of windows 8,but it will have kept the license
and activation files for both the previous windows version and windows 8.
Those files are required for the windows 8 upgrade activation.
This leaves only windows 8 installed and gets rid of any files left from the
previous windows install,including the windows.old file.
It may request your upgrade disk for the reinstall.

Don't do this if you are trying to upgrade and keep your files.
This is only if you want to have a clean install of windows 8
with none of your previous data left.

Be advised that the reinstall itself can take several hours to run.
It is slow,so just let it do it's thing.

Just a note.
With windows 8 upgrade,you want to have your previous windows
version disks available,or a set of factory restore disks.
In case of a serious system crash,you will need to reinstall the
previous version then upgrad... Read more

A:Windows 8 upgrade-way to get clean install-takes some time.

I made this a sticky. If you don't want that, leroys1000, just let me know and I'll unstick. Thank you for the info.
 

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I've done this about 10 times now, each time it fails. It installs the OS and it reboots itself a few times then it rolls back and boots back into Windows 7.

I did some investigation and it seems that it's getting a blue screen. So the last 2 attempts, I've checked the minidumps it saves.

First time, it was wdf01000.sys and ucx01000.sys.
Second time, it's wdf01000.sys, pacer.sys, and AgileVpn.sys.

Last driver is the highest in the stack.

I've tried removing all software that the ASUS DVD installed when I first set the machine up (It's an ASUS P8P67 Pro rev 3.1 motherboard). I have 16 gigs of ram that has been tested.

In Windows 7, I have no issues. No blue screens, no strange errors, no weird problems at all.

Need ideas and things to try.
Thanks,
Aaron

A:Win7 x64 Ultimate Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro fails every time.

Uninstalled Avast, same result.

I was wrong about last driver in the stack, every time it's been the wdf01000.sys. I was reading it wrong.

This time, the minidump is showing wdf01000.sys and ucx01000.sys again.

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I've had tried many times to install windows 10 on my windows 8.1 desktop but to no success due to an error that reads 0x8007002C-0x4000d this occurs during 80-95 percent of the installation process I've tried every solution posted on How to: Troubleshoot common Setup and Stop Errors during Windows - Microsoft Community but is still get the error every time both through the ISO and windows update.

A:Every time i try to upgrade to windows 10 i get the error code 0x8007002C - 0x4000D

From ZDNet today: Windows 10 cumulative update causes 'reboot loop' havoc for some users | ZDNet

EDIT Although the article is for the update after 10 is installed, it's indicative of the initial installation also. Try disabling AV and Firewall. If no go, start in Clean Boot and then attempt.

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I had a lot of issues with the screen blinking/flickering on/off when removing the laptop from the WD-15 dock and read that the new BIOS upgrade would fix this issue so I went ahead and upgraded the BIOS.
I installed "DellDockingStationFwUp_1.0.0.8_20161220_WD15.exe" and "XPS_9550_1.2.21.exe".
I added Bitlocker protection the first thing I did when I got the laptop about a year ago and it has been working fine.
After this upgrade (with or without) the dock attached I get the Bitlocker code prompt at every start of the laptop.
I can't seem to roll back the FW upgrades as the installer tells me I have a newer version installed...

A:Windows 10 Bitlocker code required every time after BIOS upgrade on XPS 15 9560

After searching and checking I found that I no longer have any compatible TPM according to Windows.
(Win 10 Enterprise 64bit Build 14393)
Looking in the BIOS there is no setting for TPM anymore so then I found a way to rollback BIOS FW.
It was by shutting down, unplug the power plug and then keep CTRL+ESC pressed while plugging in the power plug. That brings up a prompt where I could do a rollback and after that tehre still is no TPM in BIOS. I run the same again but this time I chose to reset the BIOS settings, still no TPM!
I still have to give the Bitlocker key at every startup and to top it off the laptop no longer goes to sleep when the lid is closed, it shuts down even though the settings is to "sleep".
This of course means that every time I carry it around I have to add the Bitlocker key when picking it up.
Our corporate network requires Bitlocker so I can't use the laptop without bitlocker in the domain.
Any suggestions?

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i just wish it was in my home town.

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In the future im assuming cable companies will be left in the dust.. coax bandwidth is no match for fiber. (48Mbps vs 10Gbps)

Ive read they stream dish network tv through this fiber too. (competition is good)

I predict.. comcast and time warner will have to upgrade to fttc as well... if not.. sayonara.

and no.. i dont work for verizon.... Im just happy to see it.
 

A:The time has come for fttc (verizon has finally done it)

I've been enjoying FiOS 15mbit/2mbit service here for a few months. It really leaves Comcast in the dust, and the reliability has been perfect so far.

I just wish that they had priced the 30mbit/5mbit service a bit more reasonably, I'd love to have 5mbit uploads.
 

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Hey people, Norton is REALLY slowing down my computer. There is SIX (Yes, SIX.) OH WAIT, SEVEN. Svchost.exe processes running at the SAME time. A total of 48,628 K of my memory usage!!! Just from those 6 svchost.exe processes. 59,012 K TOTAL. Now, with FireFox running, I have 316M/1226M Commit Charge! The svchost.exe processes sometimes some get to like 50 CPU. This is totally ridicules. (If I spelled that right.) Only having 512MB of ram, I quite frankly don't like it at all. Well, a MAX of 2gb ram which I am thinking of getting. Only $40 because this computer is crap. No PCI-Ex 16 slots. NONE. Just x1. Oh well , I think I'm giving up on Norton.

AND YES I SAID DELETE NORTON.
 

A:Well, finally time to delete Norton?

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Hello all,
I'm in the research stage of building a computer. I have a few questions that I have not been able to find formerly addressed in this forum.

I'm leaning towards an AMD processor. Would a 64 bit be the way to go? Will my current software work with it? I'd like to be able to upgrade this along the way: add a video card, sound card, TV tuner, the kitchen sink. Obsolete is one thing, being trapped with old technology that can't be upgraded is another thing entirely.

I use the computer mostly for internet and some digital imagery. I don't do any gaming, but my kids do. (translation: in order to keep my kids off my computer, I don't want it souped up for gaming. they can buy their own!!)

I am currently using windows xp-sp2, an upgraded version from win 98. Should I budget for a new xp instead of installing 98, then upgrading? I think I know the answer, but I was just wondering if I could save a few bucks to spend on something a little more fun!!
 

A:It's finally time to build my first computer!!

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Status: Validation unsupported OS
Validation Code: 6
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-DKB77-7M9GH-8HVX7
Windows Product Key Hash: LVfmE2BrV36Gw1iwVgO5ouTh5Gk=
Windows Product ID: 00326-10000-00000-AA576
Windows Product ID Type: 0
Windows License Type: Unknown
Windows OS version: N/A, hr=0x8007007a
ID: {9B026407-DE5A-4FF8-BA9C-4062D6C90179}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 10 Home
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 10240.th1.150819-1946
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

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

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

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

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 111 Unsupported OS
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics:

Browser Data-->
Proxy settings: N/A
User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compati... Read more

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osted 22 November 2010 - 10:09 PMMy sons computer on start up fails. The page offering last good configuration or a couple of safe mode options all which lead to application error messages fist service.exe application error messages then issas.exe application error messages. clicking Ok to these errors boxes leads to a black page hang. I have seen the symptoms description on several internet sights. but have found no repair instruction... What am I to do, bo who.Guidence please chris cjeweler For Blondie I have followed your instruction and this was the log produced- did not get the second smaller logOTL logfile created on: 12/26/2010 9:08:10 PM - Run OTLPE by OldTimer - Version 3.1.43.0 Folder = D:\repair alex\OTLPEMicrosoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Version = 5.1.2600) - Type = SYSTEMInternet Explorer (Version = 6.0.2900.2180)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 1,024.00 Mb Total Physical Memory | 851.00 Mb Available Physical Memory | 83.00% Memory free923.00 Mb Paging File | 892.00 Mb Available in Paging File | 97.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): C:\pagefile.sys 1536 3072 [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\WINDOWS | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program FilesDrive C: | 74.52 Gb Total Space | 21.44 Gb Free Space | 28.77% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFSDrive D: | 7.46 Gb Total Space | 5.46 Gb Free Space | 73.12% Space Free | Partition Type: FAT32Drive X: | 151.75 Mb Total Space |... Read more

A:reopening topic finally go the time to follow instructions

Hi there,Please rerun OTLPE, copy/paste the following text into the "custom scan/fix" field and click the NONE button. Then click Run Scan. Post me the resulting log (it will be a short one)./md5start
uxtheme.dll
/md5stop

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I need help. My PC freezes randomly, it's not connected to games as it can happen any time. I can't upload a Health Report as there were some errors with it and it's in Hungarian and I can't change the language. I can upload a SysnativeFileCollectionApp, but it got stuck on waiting for system info as well. I will upload the dump file to dropbox.
? OS - Windows 8.1, 8, 7 or Vista? 7 ? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? x64 ? What was the original installed OS on sthe ystem? x64 win 7 ? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? full retail version ? Approximate age of system (hardware) 2,5 years ? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) 2 months ? Have you re-installed the OS? yes ? CPU ? Video Card ATI Radeon HD 5700 series ? MotherBoard (if NOT a laptop) Gigabyte P55 - USB 3 ? Power Supply - brand & wattage (if NOT a laptop) 230 Volt I don't know the brand ? System Manufacturer ? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom) Laptop or Desktop? Desktop

A:Random freezes for a long time and now I finally got a BSOD as well

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pvt130nscr...EMORY.DMP?dl=0

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Like many others I was not to excited about the new windows 8. I particularly did not like the boot to the start screen and getting to some of the features that I was familiar with. Over the years having gone thru all the different operating systems ending up with Windows 7 Pro I was a happy camper.

A few weeks ago I bought a new HP desktop that was on sale but only came with Windows 7 Pro. Two weeks after receiving the new desktop I decided to take the plunge. I bought a new hard drive and installed windows 8, keeping the old drive just in case I wanted to go back. Initially, I was not to happy but I kept at it and was becoming familiar with the new system, but I kept going for the old start button. I even tried some third party software that gave me back the familiar desktop. My real acceptance of the new windows 8 came when I installed the 8.1upgrade. The new system in general seems to be very fast and has some new features that work very well with my old software. With a right click on the new windows button on the taskbar many of the programs that I use are back and the system boots up to the old desktop. So I am once again a happy camper. I should say that I have spent MANY hours over the last 10 days or so getting into the system and several times I thought about going back

Just thought I would pass on my thoughts.

A:I finally gave in to Windows 8.1

Good for you, it shows intelligence over stubbornness. Maybe you can post ways you overcome changes, it may help others new to win 8, 8.1.
P.S. Do something about your "Space" button, seems it doesn't work every time.

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Few months back I bought a new computer. At that time i installed windows 8 64 bit which i had a license for and upgraded to windows 10 64bit. Wish I could have just upgraded from windows 8 32 bit to 64 but that was not possible. I then reloaded some of my old apps. I also installed firefox which came in a beta version for 64bit. Nothing but problems, constantly freezing up. Getting non responsive errors. Two days ago i downloaded version 48 and wow what a difference. Working like a champ now. Hope i havent jinxed myself. Just wanted to share this. Never got a notice from firefox about the newer version.
 

A:Finally a fix for firefox on windows ten

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Hi there
while not totally 100% "Desktop friendly" It's certainly good enough for what I need - especially with Boot directly to desktop.

I've also been messing around with one of those Thin Ultrabooks with a touch screen -- Windows 8.1 is fine as well on this. Actually I'm beginning to come round to touch screens for LAPTOPS (no way would I want one on my large expensive LCD monitor !!!) in some cases such as using IE -- the Immersive (Metro) version of IE11 with Windows 8.1 is STREETS ahead of the rubbish that was in Windows 8 - it's actually usable now -- and the on screen keyboard really works --- If you are on a busy train surfing the net this way with a laptop is fine -- I don't have or want a tablet since I do a lot of other things too such as using Ms EXCEL or Powerpoint while travelling. Incidentally Touch is also great for REVIEWING presentations or making SMALL changes (but you can't beat a keyboard and mouse for general working with office products).

What I like also with the onscreen touch keyboard is that it's great to be able to change keyboards without physically having to plug one in -- I often want to use ISL keyboard --on screen is great. The Touch keyboard works decently too - was always a bit "laggy" with windows 8 and Touch.
I've added a "Custom toolbar" for programs which works almost as good as the old menu system whenever I need that feature - but I usually have my most used applications pinned either to the desktop ... Read more

A:Finally a Windows 8 (8.1) version I LIKE

Well Jimbo,

coming from you....who would have expected that.....
Touch screens will not be for me, i want a big screen and am not going to sit up with my arm streched all day.

Do not like laptops or tablets myself.

Jeff

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Hey everyone. I've got a weird problem I am trying to get to the bottom of once and for all. I'm using an ASUS G60JX laptop w/ Windows 7 home premium 64 bit. I've got 6gb of RAM, NVIDIA GTS360M GPU and a intel core i7 processor. (1.something ghz) Basically, the laptop will freeze at weird times. The freeze is a hard freeze, you cant get out of it. There is no blue screen of death to go with it. For example, I could have Chrome open (A few tabs) and then go to start a program like Audacity, and all of a sudden, the computer just freezes. And im forced to do a hard shutdown. I believe it's safe to say this tends to happen when I'm multi-tasking. I dont recall it ever happening when not running multiple things at once. HOWEVER this problem has more to it than just that... I've had this laptop for 1.5 years now. During that time, this problem has come and gone. It has also come in a different form, where while playing any type of flash thing, the computer would freeze BUT, after waiting for a while, it would come back... which was really weird. Everything has been absolutely dandy the past 2-3 months. However, last night I decided to re install my OS, because I wanted to start back from a clean state. Everything went fine, and I've updated my computer completely. BUT now the freezing is back, in the original form of being a hard freeze, forcing me to shut down completely. I know my CPU isn't overheating in this circumstance, although it does run ho... Read more

A:ASUS Latop freezing problem... Finally time to resolve it.

Has the laptop ever frozen when you've been running on battery power, or has it always occurred while the adapter was plugged in?

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Ok, well, I feel good now that I can upgrade my system even 3 times faster than my computer you can see in my sig. Well, here is the hardware:

Abit KR7A-RAID

Athlon XP 1600+

Geil Ultra PC2700 RAM, 2x256 (512MB total)

Power Max 400W POWER SUPPLY

Now, with that all coming on its way. I have a question. What do I need to do before I install my hardware? Do have have to backup my harddrives? Thanks!

William
 

A:Finally, I get to Upgrade, but I have question...

Well, XP does not like being moved to a different motherboard because of chipset changes and it may refuse to boot. So, yeah backing up would be a good idea. You can also try installing the new chipset drivers on the old system just before you replace the motherboard - although this does always work.

After transplanting the HDD, it may work, or you may have to do a repair installation, or a full format and reinstall(best result). You may want the 60GB HDD as the primary since its gonna be faster then the old 12Gb Fireball. Your data can be safely stored on the one drive you do not wish to reformat or touch.

I use to have a write-up on how to successfully move XP, but Microsoft removed the link from their website
 

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If an inexpensive $300 Xbox game console could double as a Windows computer, would you use it that way? This summer, Xbox One owners will finally be given that option. Microsoft will turn the separate Windows 10 and Xbox One app stores into a single shared marketplace, the company confirmed at a developer conference Wednesday.
http://www.cnet.com/news/the-xbox-is...27854080064311

What that means: Users should be able to buy a piece of Windows software just once, and use it on an Xbox One game console in addition to desktop and laptop PCs. Xbox One owners will gain access to productivity apps and expanded social networking, not just games. The $300 Xbox One could become a cheap way to turn a TV into a Windows PC.

A:The Xbox is finally becoming a Windows PC. Do you care?

For me, I give this move a big I just recently bought one, so any improvements are welcomed. It already has the Edge Browser. And a somewhat limited Store. More Apps, especially if they are ones I already run on my PC, the better.

With the XBOX Glass App I can access my XBOX from my PC. It's like remote desktop. I can play my XBOX games on my PC through it. I haven't actually tried to do that yet. I haven't found a need to. Once the weather gets nice and I take my laptop out on my deck I can see trying it out. Or watching TV on my laptop streamed from my XBOX via One Guide. My cable box feeds through my XBOX to my TV.

One thing I really want to see is the option for local storage of my media files on the XBOX internal hard drive. I have to use a USB thumb drive etc to do it now. Or stream it from some other device over my network. I'd rather just play it right from the XBOX.

Anyway, the more PC like they make it the better, IMHO.

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To disable hovering in Windows 10:
Press Windows key + X key and click on "Control Panel".
Select "Ease of Access Center". (This is a deferent than "Ease of Access" in Settings!!)
Click on "Make the Mouse Easier to Use".
Under "Make it easier to manage window." Uncheck "Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse."
I turned off everything else in the mouse controls that I don't use!!
After shutting down and rebutting it is finally working!

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http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-finally-removing-the-get-windows-10-app

Microsoft today released a new update for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs, which finally removes the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app. The move comes almost two months after the free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on July 29.

KB3184143 "removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer that expired on July 29, 2016." It's not exactly clear what the "other software" is, but your PC will no longer be prepped for an expired free upgrade offer. You can find more information in Microsoft's article here.

If you're not familiar with GWX, it was one of the most despised pieces of software during the free upgrade period for anyone that wanted to stick with Windows 7 or 8.1. The app pulled every trick imaginable to get users to upgrade, including changing it so that closing it confirms the upgrade (rather than cancelling it), showing an alert icon and a countdown to July 29, and more.

According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, you can still grab a free upgrade if you want one. A Windows 7 or 8.1 key should work with a Windows 10 installation. Also, if you upgraded your PC before the free upgrade period ended and rolled back, your PC is licensed for Windows 10, so you can still upgrade for free.

Source: Microsoft via ZDNet
 

A:Microsoft is finally removing the 'Get Windows 10' app

So finally they listen or have just given up.
 

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So if you read my other thread you would see I've been having problems with installing a fresh OS because my harddrive. When I began the clean installation process my hard drive started clicking periodically (which didn't happen till I started) I was able to partition around these bad sectors and get the OS installed. I am now sitting at a clean desktop with the computer running fine.

However, I know that these bad sectors will cause problems later and I'm wanting to know what I should do now. Is there anything I can do to kill these bad sectors and ensure my hard drive to stay proper? I realize that this shows my hard drive is going bad, but I feel if I can get this taken care of then I can keep the hard drive a while longer. What should I do?

A:Windows 7 finally installed. Bad sectors?

I am noticing slight hard drive activity when sitting at a clean desktop with nothing loading and nothing done on it since the clean install. I'm not sure if this is bad but I would like to do all I can to ensure the hard drive remains in operating condition for as long as possible. I intend to get a new computer soon. But I'm not sure when and would not like to buy a new hard drive for a computer I'll be replacing.

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For those of you who are not aware of it, Microsoft has announced that the final release of Service Pack 3 (5.1.2600.5512) will be available for download at the Microsoft Download Center site on April 29th.

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Hello guys,
Back when the Windows 7 Student Discount was going on my parents bought the upgrade for there computer. Unfortunantley they got the 64bit version instead of 32bit. As I know, you cannot upgrade directly to 64bit from 32bit. They want to do a direct upgrade so they can keep there software. I have a Windows 7 32 bit CD and I am going to let them use it to upgrade there PC. Can I use the 64bit key with the 32 bit CD? I just wanted to know because I know you can with Retail keys, but can you do it with digitalriver's key? Is it identical to a retail key?

A:Using Digitalriver Student Upgrade finally, can I use the 64 bit key?

I am now starting to think that this does not belong here, I don't know where it should go so I will move it to General Discussion, please move it if needed

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I have dealt with an issue of windows being unable to perform updates, or being unable to update other software such as Adobe Reader, and Office was crashing.
 
This came about with an update back in May 2016.  I had turned off the computer while it was attempting to shut down.  For the past five months I've spent countless hours (more than I care to admit) and tried EVERYTHING that I came across online, and I do mean everything.
 
I was getting an error code of 80080005 and zero updates were shown in the windows update history.  The computer properties showed that Windows wasn't activated or valid and displayed no product ID.  The Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) also showed no activation and would only allow work to be performed for a few minutes before locking up.  Each time the computer was shut down it would hang when attempting to shutdown after this message "Preparing to configure Windows... Do not turn off your computer" and I would have to do a hard shutdown.
 
It was driving me mad, insane I tell you, but I kept researching for a solution, not wanting to do a fresh install.
 
I finally found a solution here on this site, and whomever created this tool is a God.
 
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
 
I can finally delete about 100 bookmarks related to the issue and supposed fixes.
 
The only solution that worked, yesterday, was this:
 
Windows Repair (All In One) 3.9.11 Download
 
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Microsoft is adding a much-needed feature to Windows 10?s Registry Editor: an Address Bar. The new feature was added with Windows 10 Build 14942, which is only available to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring for now. With the Address Bar in the Registry Editor, users can simply paste an address into the address bar, and the Registry Editor will navigate them to that address. Currently, users have to manually navigate the Registry Editor, which can be quite annoying at times. But with the new address, things are a lot easier.

For example, if you are trying to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppSync, you can simply copy the address, and paste it into the address bar to get there rather than having to manually go and find it on the Registry Editor.

Obviously, this is available to Windows Insiders only for now ? but it?ll be coming to all Windows 10 users with a major new update next year. The update, which is code named Redstone 2 is also expected to introduce a number of other improvements throughout the operating system.
 

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Ok I was finally able to burn the 8.1 ISO to a DVD. However, when I went to do a "refresh" from the recovery screen it says no media available. I have been using Windows for a lot of years, and this has been the most frustrated I have ever been. How can I do a "Refresh" with the ISO mounted to a DVD ROM?

A:Recovery Related-Finally was able to burn Windows 8.1 ISO

Have looked at the reply in your other thread.

Any way to get a Windows 8.1 key ? Needed for restore

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I have windows vista home premium and my windows installer was not working at all.So I posted my problem and many guys tried to help me but nothing was really worked(I followed all the suggestions).But finally I found the solution with the help of manual instructions of my PC.
I restored my system from the hard disk.So if you have the same problem,copy your files, follow the manual instructions of your PC "restoring the system from the hard disk" and that's it!!!
 

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