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I AM ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND PAID OUT OVER $200 FOR A RECONDITIONED WINDOWS 7(l IKE i had before it crashed) . I don't want Windows 10 just leave my Windows 7 alone somehow it started a WINDOWS 10 DOWNLOAD NO NO NO I DON'T WANT IT! TAKE IT AWAY PLEASE.

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 


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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

A:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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I'm thinking about getting a new computer, not a laptop but a table top. I have talked with a computer tech and computer business owner about getting a used one that he can put into good shape. What are the pros and cons of buying a used, reconditioned one vs a new one?


A:Solved: New computer or reconditioned used?

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I created a Windows To Go flash drive using 64-bit Windows 8.1. It boots and works perfectly except that I cannot activate it with the license key I got when I paid for Windows 8 last summer (I bought the digital download, ordered the
optional disc, and carefully recorded the license key Microsoft e-mailed me). 
I noticed that the "build" of the Windows To Go flash drive states "Windows 8 PRO," not Windows 8 or 8.1. Did I screw up and not install the right version of Windows to the drive? Is Windows To Go only for the PRO version of Windows 8
and not the regular version? I only worked on this as an experiment to see if I could boot Windows 8 on our work PC's (which are sadly still running XP), and I am so close! Where did I go wrong?

A:Created a working Windows To Go flashdrive but it won't accept my paid-for Windows 8 license key

Windows to Go is only available with Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise editions.Carey Frisch

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I plan on downloading Windows 7 online soon from the school district I work for. I will put it on a 7-year-old Acer Aspire E380 that is currently running Vista Home Premium. I have a few questions before I start:

1. I've used Microsoft's online upgrade utility to confirm that my system meets Window 7's basic requirements. Is there anything else I should be aware of concerning compatibility on an older computer like this? I've seen discussions online about drivers not working, etc.

2. Do I have to turn off the firewall and antivirus program (Norton) before I start loading the OS?

3. Will the download remove the software currently on the computer?

Thanks much for your help.

A:Downloading Windows 7 onto an older computer

How will you get back to Vista if Windows 7 doesn't work to your liking? Of if someday you want to restore it to pretty much the way it was new? If you are counting on the Recovery Partition and haven't yet made a set of Recovery DVDs you should do that now; after installing another OS you will not be able to boot to the Recovery partition.

Will the download remove the software currently on the computer?Click to expand...

No, it just copies the file(s) the same as any other download. Then you install you will have two choices. The best is "custom," which is a "clean" install. If you instead use the "upgrade" option I would certainly uninstall any security applications before beginning.

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I have Windows 7 and want to keep it. For the past few months I've been getting pop ups saying I can upgrade to Windows 10 for free, now I keep getting a box with a date telling me my computer will automatically download Windows 10 on May 17th. I looked all over to see how I can decline this download and can't see one. Can anyone help me to stop this free Windows 10 download? Thanks....

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Can someone please explain in PAINFUL deatail (Isuck with computers) howto download windows 7 into a computer with Raid 0

A:Help downloading windows 7 onto a RAID 0 computer

Do you mean just downloading the .ISO file? Or, do you mean installing it? If downloading the .ISO file, then it's just a simple matter of downloading it. If you mean installing, then that would be out of my league because I don't know anything about RAID setups.

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ive got 2 computers hooked up to a router by Ethernet sharing an internet connection, the internet connection works fine for both computers. i would like to share documents also between the computers

one is a windows xp 32
one is a windows 7 64

ive set up many networks in the past with a bunch of xp machines without any trouble but now i am having trouble
my first step was on the windows 7 machine, i went to control panel -> network and sharing center -> setup a connection or network -> set up a new network

this is where i believe i am making a mistake of some kind, it seems that the windows 7 machine is assuming that i want to set up the network wirelessly, when it is connected to the router via Ethernet. it simply brings me to a screen that says choose the wireless router or access point you want to configure, and hangs there with a greyed out next button

everything seems to be going fine on the xp machine, i created a new network called "sharebear", told it that the computer connects through a residential gateway, enabled file and printer sharing, rebooted the machine, and confirmed that there was a new folder in the network places for shared documents

i went back to the windows 7 machine where it was still hanging, rebooted it, looked for the new network in network and sharing center and it wasn't there, i tried again to "set up a new network" on the windows 7 machine with the same hanging screen

what am i doing wrong?

A:connecting 1 windows 7 machine and 1 windows xp machine to share files

Make sure that both computers are in the same 'Workgroup' then follow these instructions

Also, make sure both computer's Anti-virus and Firewalls are set to allow sharing.

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Windows 10 took forever to download. Once downloaded screen is black and someone (automated) is speaking about quick keys. What do I do?

A:Computer has black screen after downloading windows 10

Sylboutte,Which Dell computer did you have? Did you verify your computer can be upgraded to Windows 10 prior to upgrading?   You have to be able to get into Windows 10 in order to to turn off Sticky Keys/Filter Keys. Once you are logged into Windows 10 you would click the start button and choose settings. From there choose Ease of Access-Keyboard. In this section you will see to turn off various options including Sticky Keys. Below is a link that provides information for resovling the black screen issue. If it calls for entering Safe Mode on your computer you would start the computer and TAP the F8 key,. Troubleshooting Windows 10 Black ScreenFix Windows 10 Black Screen Issues

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I just got this pc and it has windows 10 and is always running something in the background that is using all my costly wireless broadband. I had windows 7 before and never had this problem...please help.

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I purchased an HP laptop that is completely broken, the hard drive and other components no longer work. I would like to reinstall windows on a new machine I am building. I have a product key according to the sticker and I legally purchased this copy. I am unsure of Microsoft policy. I know I cannot have more than one machine running the same copy of windows at the same time.

A:Computer Broken Install OEM Windows on New Machine

The Product Key on the laptop sticker cannot be used to activate a Windows installation on another machine if the laptop has an OEM license.

If, by chance, the laptop has a non-OEM license, you could reinstall on another machine and use the same product key.

It's a near certainty the laptop has an OEM license---unless you or someone else deliberately installed another version of Windows after the laptop was purchased.

You are generally correct: one license on one machine.

If you have an OEM license and try to install on another machine or even the same machine with a different motherboard, you will likely have activation issues.

If you have a "retail" license, you could install it on dozens of machines with dozens of different motherboards---, but ONLY ONE AT A TIME.

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Well the more I am learning about security the more I am beginning to wonder if Paid software is sometimes better than free software. I am becoming almost convinced that it is possible to make your whole system secure without paying for any other security software. The thing that might be of benefit to of paying for security software might be that it's convenient and a good thing for the lay computer user to rely on.
One thing I did wonder about was real time protection. But there are some free ways of doing this too.
One tool that I did recently come across is K9 Web Protection. Not only is this a parental control program but it also has real time protection and blocks against malicious websites. This program seems to be doing the same thing that some premium software does but all for free. The only annoying thing I find about this though is the amount of time it blocks things prompting you to either allow or go back. But it's the ideal solution, especially if you are a parent or teacher. While I'm at it (And I admit I am digressing a bit here) I'd also like to mention a few other benefits of the program and that is it also blocks anonymizers, VPN's, Proxies, etc. And there is no way of bypassing the program unless you have the admin password. If your interested you can get this here: http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
Anyway what are your views on Paid software vs Free software. Albeit I do use premium stuff myself that I am very happy with but I am begin... Read more

A:[Windows] Paid vs Free Software

An offer of free anti-virus software is essentially a marketing technique...a way of advertising and enticement to get folks to try a product and if they like it, to purchase the full (or Pro) version which typically provides more features. Marketing and promotional strategies are built into the vendor's business model as part of their operating costs. Bottom line...it's all about generating revenue and finding new and creative ways to do so. As such, users may have to deal with occasional nagging pop-ups or nuisance advertising and prompts to upgrade to the paid version. By using such free programs, you are essentially agreeing to the terms of the vendor's service which includes those ads. In some cases you may be able to disable annoying pop-ups through the anti-virus settings if the vendor included an option to disable them. If the vendor does not have such an option listed, then your only alternative is to switch anti-virus software if the pop-up ads annoy you that much.If using an older operating system like XP, then read...Forced to use Windows XP past April? 10 ways to make the best of a bad situation...those XP users left out there are wondering what they can possibly do to mitigate their risks as much as possible. The best course of action without a doubt is moving to Windows 8.1 or Windows 7, but if you can't or won't make such a bold move, then here's the best of what's left on your plate of options.#1: Ditch the Free AV - Get a Paid Solution

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either me (i will also be scavaning for threads related to this) or one of the Mods/Admins will update this threads to keep it current....

what i ask before you post is that you include:

The program name of course....
Any errors or breakage happening (errors on the program itself and or other services [ie Vmware workstation works great on 7 but breaks homegroups...]
If you used any compatibility fixes (such as running in compatibility mode, run as admin, disabling visual themes and such...)
If it is supported or not
You dont have to include it but if you can show a picture of the application running that would be nice....
note i will be posting links to the manufactures site for more info....(so if you could also post it that that would be help thanks again john)

Working OOB

AV Programsdivx 7
MediaMonkey Gold (3.0.6)
Guitar Rig 3

CAD SoftwareAutodesk 3D Studio Max 11 x64
Autodesk 3D Studio Max 11 x86 on a x86 OS
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009
Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 x64
Autodesk Inventor 2009
ArchiCAD 11 x86
Compression/DecompressionWinRar 3.80
WinRAR 3.90 Beta 1

Creativity ApplicationsAdobe audition 1.5 and 3
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Adobe Lightroom 2.2
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7.0
Adobe Creative Suite 3 Master Collection
Adobe Audition 1.5 and 3
AZ Paint & Animated Gif Editor
Corel Draw Suite X4
TMPGEnc Authoring Works 4
DxO OpticsPro
Sony Vegas 8 Pro
Sony CD Architect
Vertus Fluid Mask 3 (works with ... Read more

A:Paid Software that is Windows 7 Compatible

Nice template

Paid software working OOB:

WinRAR archiver, a powerful tool to process RAR and ZIP files
xplorer? Windows File Manager (Explorer replacement)
DisplayFusion: Free Multi-Monitor Desktop Wallpaper Software | Binary Fortress Software
Paragon Partition Manager – resize partitions, partitioning software
Paragon Drive Backup: disk backup, system restore and hard disk imaging

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Tech Guys were so helpful when I had a virus a few months back that I know you can help me with this problem. I have spent the better part of several days trying to solve it on my own.
Recently, I purchased a Husqvarna Viking TOPAZ 25 Embroidery / Sewing machine.
I have found out that these machines are more computer than sewing machine. To get the information from your computer, a 1gb USB stick is provided. (I am trying to learn all the ins and outs of this.) The Internet is full of free embroidery to use in the machine. I have located much I like and have inserted the USB stick. Click on, what I hope is the correct file extension (hus). But I CANNOT open these files on my laptop! They download as "zipped". When I extract them they are unreadable. The options I am given do not help. They do not show up on the USB stick when it is in the machine.
I know there has to be a way to open these files!
HP Pavilion g4-1104dx Notebook PC (about 4 years old)
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B940 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4043 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1797 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 291042 MB, Free - 214135 MB; D: Total - 13897 MB, Free - 1555 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 166D
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Computer in Sewing Machine (Moved from Windows 7 forum)

Does this How do I open ".hus" files? help?

If not all I can suggest is to do a web search for "hus file" (w/o the quotes). Be careful, 'cause you'll find a number of programs that claim to open the files, but some cost and all will probably try to "give" you extras that you don't want.

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Hi there

Has anybody else noticed that an increasing number of even legitimate paid for software apps are beginning to incorporate NAG stuff in it more and more.

I notice sometimes a message appears - asking if one wants to take part in a survey, or what features would you like to see in an upgrade etc - or would you like to upgrade to version xxxx etc - even when the check for updates has been disabled.

I'm definitely becoming more minded now to use Linux more and more as these hideous practices haven't effected Linux software (at least so far).

I have no objection to people making money but do it PROPERLY - my computer is essentially for WORK - it's not an "unofficial Shopping Mall".

The PAID for stuff should be free from these intrusions into a workspace. With Free stuff you can at least expect possibly some intrusion to "pay" for the software - but PAID FOR stuff !!!!!!.

Anyway rant over - but I do really find it annoying at times. I worry if Subscription services will do this --I'm sure they will be flooding our machines to "Upgrade your Service" or get "New extra features" etc.


A:Windows Software - even PAID for stuff gets annoying

I see that you are mad at the world this morning, didn't eat you Wheaties?

Agree, software companies are shifting more and more to this type of marketing. If I pay for software, I just want to pay for the software and not the Adverts. Even on install, some add a section do you want to be advised of any promotions, click no and you will get them anyway.

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Hi all!
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3.
For computer security I already have AV/AM: EAM, WinPatrol PLUS, HMP.A and Unchecky;
And my browser is Mozilla Firefox with WebOfTrust, AdBlockPlus and Ghostery.
For the past six years I used to have ESET Smart Security as my Anti-Virus and Firewall, but unfortunately it has eventually become a bit "faded" and now often at system start-up displays an error message: "Error communicating with Kernel". I have of course tried a repair installation, a manual uninstallation and a reinstallation in order to alleviate the problem, but sadly it keeps returning. As such, I have unwillingly stopped using it altogether.
I understand that I therefore need a paid stand-alone firewall, as any free such is not enough for my OS, hence my question is: Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?

Or you can upgrade Emsisoft Anti-Malware to Emsisoft Internet Security which includes a firewall in addition to EAM's AV and AM capabilities. Just post on the Emsisoft Support Forum and someone will take care of it - no hassles at all.Regarding the error... did you do a repair install for ESET Smart Security? Or for your OS?

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Hi all!
I have MS Win XP Pro SP3.
For computer security I already have AV/AM: EAM, WinPatrol PLUS, HMP.A and Unchecky;
And my browser is Mozilla Firefox with WebOfTrust, AdBlockPlus and Ghostery.
For the past six years I used to have ESET Smart Security as my Anti-Virus and Firewall, but unfortunately it has eventually become a bit "faded" and now often at system start-up displays an error message: "Error communicating with Kernel". I have of course tried a repair installation, a manual uninstallation and a reinstallation in order to alleviate the problem, but sadly it keeps returning. As such, I have unwillingly stopped using it altogether.
I understand that I therefore need a paid stand-alone firewall, as any free such is not enough for my OS, hence my question is: Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?
Thank you very much in advance!

A:Which paid stand-alone firewall would you recommend for Windows XP?

Or you can upgrade Emsisoft Anti-Malware to Emsisoft Internet Security which includes a firewall in addition to EAM's AV and AM capabilities. Just post on the Emsisoft Support Forum and someone will take care of it - no hassles at all.Regarding the error... did you do a repair install for ESET Smart Security? Or for your OS?

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I was told by a computer tech person that Windows Defender is just as good as the security software I?ve purchased, Trend Micro Maximum Security. Is this true? But what about support? TM helps me when I have a security problem/question.


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Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

Try my registry patch and report back.

See this post -> http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...tml#post232593

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Hey all. I just recently purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and wanted to set up a VM of Windows 7 on it. I have never worked with VM's before and I'm ready to get it going. Could anyone provide any help as to how to do it. Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 Machine Running Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Hi there,

For beginners I recommend VMware Player:
VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC
It's free.

You can also find it on filehippo for example.
The install process is easy to follow and the VM's work nicely.

There are other visualization products out there but this on is best to get started with.

Good luck

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I left windows updates installing overnight on my emachine after a reformat. In the morning the machine kept rebooting & now it will not load windows at all, not in normal or safe mode.

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I was over visiting the Symantec site, & all of a sudden my FW/HIPS alerts me that something called Crogram Files\Windows Defender MPOAv.dll requests an outbound connection to DNS. I've got Windows Defender on board but disabled thru services as I use it as an on-demand Scanner. So I deny the request, and immediately following that I get a request for CCSvcHst (which is the Norton Engine) to access DNS (Which, according to the logs) happens all the freakin' time--all Norton update settings that I can find are set to disable, as I update manually). I've never had Windows Defender request a DNS connection since I've had it disabled (Auto Updates and BITS are disabled as well) but now that I'm using Norton on one image all of a sudden I get a Windows Defender request thru this MPOAv.dll. Is this DLL somehow tied in with Norton? and would Norton be using it so a user might unknowingly give it an outbound connection? thx.btw, I picked this up over on Google, so I guess it was Norton just trying to access DNS thru the MPOAv.dll.
There is a feature in Windows that allows applications to use a programmatic
interface called 'IOfficeAntivirus' to scan a file before opening it.

For example, your email program may initiate a scan of files sent as
attachments before launching them, to try and ensure they are safe.

Antivirus (and antispyware) scanners can register to be called via this
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In the beginning of June, the U.S. Navy reportedly signed a $30.8 million contract with Microsoft to keep supporting PCs that run Windows XP at the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, according to PC World. The U.S. Navy will...

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A:Microsoft paid millions by U.S. Navy to keep supporting Windows XP

Rather strange since the various branches of the military have their own groups of code writers that most certainly could keep this up on their own, so why wouldn't the military (jointly) pool their resources and stick with an operating system, constantly improving it's function & security? I'm certainly not above the various upgrades, but each new version of windows comes with it's own risks & dangers. The feeling of "safer" is more dangerous since the user may stop being so cautious, assuming those things have already been addressed. What's that old saying? The devil you know vs. the devil you want to know ........

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One of the posts said it is a bad HD but this is 2 months old and worked fine and works fine when I load UBUNTU, ZORIN, and even a Microsoft 8.1 ISO but not the 75.00 4 disc recovery and Install discs I paid HP that should of been included in the original purchase. I put disc one in and it goes to 30 percent then I get REDUCERCopy File FailsFrom E:\Preload\BASE5.SWMto  C:\RM|IMAGE|BASE5.SWM Again I can CD load UBUNTU ZORIN or Microsoft 8.1 ISO from Microsoft site BUT I loose all the things I paid HP for such as my Finger Print Reader. I feel like I got FLEECED twice but HP.    Help PLease

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My friend paid 100 bucks to have a company try to clean this computer and they can't seem to get it fixed so I told him I think I know where there is some people who can help. Can you help where this expensive company tried and failed?

It is windows 2000
this company he said had it in normal mode and safemode all day one day they did it remotely and they put on HJT, adware, cwshredder, counterspy, killbox, vundo, smitfraud and God knows what else, he said they ran HJT three times they tried to get 0svchs0t.exe out of it and it kept coming back and a svchost.exe they couldn't get rid of either, there is a popup that comes up everytime you boot the computer when your at the desktop a box that is the Svchost box and in it says, 2007-11-10 is not a valid date and you click ok and it goes away. but the computer has dsl and is running terrible, has 512 RAM

I will add the HJT I just did but I really hope you can help where this company failed. I ran spysweeper comes up clean
spybot newest one comes up clean
ran startup inspector and notning in startup that isn't good
ran sfc /scannow

anyway here is the HJT Log-I will wait to hear anything, I know how to run alot of programs if someone can tell me what I should be running to get the HJT Log clean. Here it is

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:44:18 AM, on 11/10/2007
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

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A:Windows 2000 pro-have a challenge for the helpers- my friend paid 100 bucks to get th

I went to trendmicro and found some stuff on that 0svchs0t.exe it said to run search and look in the autorun.inf file to look at it in notepad and I did it had a couple of the files and one of them had exactly what trend micro said it would the

Deleting Malware-created AUTORUN.INF/s

Right-click Start then click Search... or Find..., depending on the version of Windows you are running.
In the Named input box, type:
In the Look In drop-down list, select a drive, then press Enter.
Select the file, then open using Notepad.
Check if the following lines are present in the file:
If the lines are present, delete the file.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for AUTORUN.INF files in the remaining removable drives.
Close Search Results.

so I deleted that file and also found the
h5.dll that it said to delete if found and I found them with seach and deleted them and am now running another full antivirus scan to see what happens. No one wants to take the challenge yet, hope someone does

trend micro said to look for

In the Look In drop-down list, select the drive that contains Windows, then press Enter.
Once located, select the file then press SHIFT+DELETE.
Repeat steps 2-4 for the following files:

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Hey everyone, I am currently looking for an Internet security suite that best suits the following criteria in order of preference:

1- a very high detection rate
2- real time protection or whatever preventing malware from infecting my system is called.
3- user friendly
4- light on system resources.

I've been trying out NIS 2009 for a while and it's rather pretty nice with a decent detection rate. NIS 2009, KIS 2010 and ESET are the obvious choices from what I have gathered.

Please chip in. Thank you.

A:Best Internet Security Suite - Paid or Non Paid

I am biased I suppose, having used Comodo products to safeguard my PC for years now without any major faults found but you won't get better than the latest version of Comodo CIS and it is free. Here are a couple of reviews of it and there has just been an update to the version reviewd which in my view is even better than said version. Good luck.http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive...roducts-ratingshttp://malwareresearchgroup.com/?p=1115

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".


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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

A:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine?

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/windowsnetworkin1/ht/client4msnet.htmDo similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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2 windows 7 machines upgraded to Windows 10, these machines can see and access a OEM Windows 10 machine, but it can not access the ones that were upgrade to Windows 10.
The OEM is on Network 2 and the others are on Network 3 and 7.
These all worked before the upgrades.

What do I need to look for on what machines?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4350 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8063 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476372 MB, Free - 381797 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., Q87M-E
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.239]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP-FSPSAFC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net
Ethernet adapter Ethernet 2:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I217-LM
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 1C-87-2C-59-C2-23
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.

A:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?

A:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.


A:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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I have a windows xp machine with a 250 gb and 400 gb HDDs. I want to move these drives to my new pc build and install windows 7 on a 80 gb partition of my 250 gb HDD (using the rest of my 250 gb HDD for data) and have the 400 gb HDD for data only. What is the best way to approach this?

A:2 HDD on windows xp machine - want to move to new windows 7 machine

Quote: Originally Posted by Aclc

I have a windows xp machine with a 250 gb and 400 gb HDDs. I want to move these drives to my new pc build and install windows 7 on a 80 gb partition of my 250 gb HDD (using the rest of my 250 gb HDD for data) and have the 400 gb HDD for data only. What is the best way to approach this?

You should have a partition big enough for both your Win 7 and your programs. They need to be together as the programs put things in the Win 7 registry. Make your partition bigger than 80 GB. You would know better as to how big that might be. Could you post a screen shot of your Disk Management and we can see exactly what it looks like now. Thanks,

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hello there my current pc is packard bell with the following specification

pentium 4
512 mb ram
windows xp

however i have had it 3 years or so now and following a recent virus is running like a pile of junk,

i have around 200 to spend and am wondering if to upgrade or buy a refurbished pc from pc world that i have seen for 180

the refurbished one is a acer

amd athlon
2 gig memory
windows vista.

all i use my current pc for is internet, photos and mainly the football manger series of pc games.

what should i do do i get a refurbished one or upgrade mine if i upgrade what do you recommend.

A:upgrade or buy reconditioned

Why not just reformat the computer and start clean? I would suspect a Packard Bell would have a Recovery option built in or have CD's to recover it back to factory defaults. Just be sure to backup all your data before running it as it will erase it all.

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Does anyone know or had any experience with buying a factory reconditioned motherboard. It's an ABIT brand, but I am leary of buying reconditioned. I'm assuming it would be under full warrranty though.

Here's where I saw it:

By the way, it has to be a Socket 754, because thats what my processor is right now. I am finding it harder and harder to find Socket 754, especially with VIA chipsets. I need VIA because (I think) they are the only ones to have x64 drivers and I am running Vista x64

I have tried Pricewatch.com but all they have is AS Rock, PC Chips and Foxcon, brands I know nothing about. They did have an ECS. I've heard that isn't bad, but it has an NVidia chipset.

Any other places you recommend to check? Any secret places you wisemen of tech know about to by a Socket 754 board. New Egg has nothing.


A:Reconditioned motherboard

sorry i don't have any experience with reconditioned boards but i would check to make sure that it does have warranty before spending the money...

here is a new board, but make sure all your current components will work on whichever board you decide to get.

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this is to master suergon general/maleware response team................... PLEASE CHECK ATACHED FILE IVE DONE THE SCAN FROM THE FRST64.EXE DOWNLOAD. HERES THE RESULTS PLEase help

 FRST.txt   28.8KB
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 13-03-2013 (ATTENTION: FRST version is 6 days old)
Ran by SYSTEM at 19-03-2013 02:54:08
Running from F:\
Windows 7 Home Premium   (X64) OS Language: English(US)
The current controlset is ControlSet001
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ===================
HKLM\...\Run: [RtHDVCpl] C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s [8306208 2009-10-20] (Realtek Semiconductor)
HKLM\...\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey [1289704 2012-09-12] (Microsoft Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [CanonMyPrinter] C:\Program Files\Canon\MyPrinter\BJMyPrt.exe /logon [2726728 2010-03-24] (CANON INC.)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [IAStorIcon] C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe [284696 2010-03-03] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Dell DataSafe Online] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Online\DataSafeOnline.exe" /m [1807680 2010-02-09] ()
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Desktop Disc Tool] "c:\Program Files (x86)\Roxio\Roxio Burn\RoxioBurnLauncher.exe" [498160 2009-10-15] ()
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [DellComms] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell\DellComms\bin\sprtcmd.exe" /P DellComms [206064 2009-05-05] (SupportSoft, ... Read more

A:windows 7 home premium will not start after downloading windows defendefr oflin

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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can anyone advice me on how to get hold of cheap pc parts so i can biuld orm upgrade a pc for a home coarse im starting.
i need to get hold of motherboards cpu ram hard drive etc.
Thank You

A:where can i get cheap pc parts reconditioned?

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What exactly is done to a hard drive when it's "reconditioned"? Is it simply reformatted and passes the chkdsk and that's all?

Are there other procedures that they do?

ALSO, how do they decide on which ones are worth reconditioning and which ones are dumpster material?

A:Reconditioned hard drive

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I recently took my PC in because of a faulty power supply and while it was there, the company 'scanned' it for viruses and updated EVERYTHING that needing updating (of course for an additional charge). It came back clean so they say, no viruses, trojans, malware etc. Since I have had it back, it is running very slow and many programs are freezing. I will post my logfile from HijackThis and would appreciate if someone could have a quick look at it and see if there is anything that should not be running on my computer. I can't believe I paid an EXTRA $50 for my computer to now run like a dinosaur. Thanks in advance!KristinLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:43:09 PM, on 11/15/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Lexmark 2200 Series\lxbvbmgr.exeC:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE&#... Read more

A:Paid $$$ for an even SLOWER computer?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I'm currently on Windows 7 x64 Pro. For a while now, I've had windows update set to only get the update list and then let me choose when and what to install. Today I opened the program to do a check of new updates and download / install them, but I'm presented only with the option to upgrade to windows 10. The problem is that I don't want to install Windows 10.

The problem is that I've read many at best marginal reports (as well a many scathing condemnations) of user experiences with Win 10 and have decided that I don't want to take the upgrade at this time. That said, it seems MS is intent on preventing me from even attempting to install Win 7 updates because there doesn't appear to be a way to begin installing them. The are available to select for download under the available updates page, but selecting them and pressing 'Ok' simply takes me back to the main screen with only the option to begin my upgrade process and no option to download / install the selected updates.

Is there any way around this, or am I really only presented with the option of running an insecure machine or updating to Win 10?


PS: I have to say for the record that being pressured to make the upgrade to the point that MS seems to be forcing it through without giving me the option to decide for myself doesn't really give me the warm fuzzies about upgrading at all...

A:Windows update only offers the option to start downloading windows 10

Allow me to make several subjective comments. First, although, you have heard many negative comments about Windows 10, I have used the OS, since the release and am more than happy with its performance. I have experience with Windows 98, Vista and Seven and now 10 and 10 is the best by far. Since this is only one man's opinion allow me to discuss the updates.
If you have not already given it a try, hide, the problem update. When you see it just right click and then indicate hide. The effect will be as though it was never there.
If you facts, are as you state, I would agree that you have every right to be unhappy with the circumstances.

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Thanks in advance for any and all help. :)

This one got me by surprise.
Either somethg snuck past Kaspersky, or I clicked on something other than Deny by mistake when a Trojan warning popped up (which was probably the case).

When booting up my computer,
I was greeted by a Windows - No Disk - exception processing message.
If I clicked on Cancel, it would continue to pop up periodically.

Also, the Windows Security Alert box keeps telling me Windows Updates are disabled, and that I have no Virus protection,
even though I am running a continually updated Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7,
and the Windows Update menu in the Control Panel says Updates are enabled.

After running through all the steps you have laid out,
the pop-ups seem to be at bay, and the Windows - No Disk error hasn't popped back up yet

But the machine is sluggish, the Windows Security Alert problem still persists, and my browser continually refreshes as though it is trying to load something.

Below is the HiJackThis log,
as well as the attached Panda scan log.

Thanks so much for all your help!


Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:05:31 AM, on 10/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Infected machine? - pop-ups / Windows Security Alert problem / Windows no disk error

BUMP, please

Also, an update since I originally posted this.

I already had Spybot installed prior to the problem, so I loaded Spybot Tea Timer to give me some sort of added protection while waiting.
It nuked numerous attempts by Run32dll.exe to access various dll files in the System32 directory, as well as adding various strings to the Registry.

During this time, the machine was extremely sluggish, but I could still use it to some degree.

But something happened yesterday, and now my machine won't even boot up. :(
I can't boot up in regular mode or in Safe mode.
All I get is the dreaded blue screen with a C000021A error. :(

I'm fortunate enough to have a backup drive that had all my working files, so I could continue my work on another machine.
But I stopped the backup when the problem popped up to avoid infecting any of the files on my backup drive.
So all of the data from the 3 days the virus problem started up is lost to me at the moment.

Please advise.
Thanks in advance for all your help.
If we clean this up like you did when helping me a year ago on another machine,
I'll be sure to donate again, like last time! :)

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Boughts a new (reconditioned) laptop and bought MS Office for it.   Still no product key... AND I got a fedex envelope with 2 cards in it about setting up CARE pACK.   Have no idea what that is.. female on phone asked me for an "order number"  No idea about that since I do not recall ordering a carepack.   This may be my LAST HP.   Have had HP since 1990 or before.   HELP! 

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I have a legacy Windows XP x86 machine that I am trying to migrate.  To do that I have mapped a number of shares on a Windows 10 x64 machine.  Most of them map normally.  However, when I try to map one of them I get:
Using a command line:
L:\>NET USE I: \\NYW10-0016\Install /PERSISTENT:YES
System error 1130 has occurred.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Using mapping from File Explorer:
Windows Explorer
\\NYW10-0016\Install is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
The share shows up in my network places and I have been able to map it before to an XP machine.
The big difference between this share and others that I can map is that the share is a USB drive.  Again, please note that in the past I was able to map it.  Has something changed in Windows 10 to prevent mapping to a USB drive?


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I have a problem where the left pane of the windows explorer bar is greyed out and it shows nothing. The right pane however works fine.

I have seen the article in relation to how to fix this problem on a Windows 95 and 98 machine but not a Windows 2000 machine as the registry key mentioned does not exist in Win2k.

Any idea anyone ?

A:Windows Explorer left pane not showing for Windows 2000 machine

Hi Jeeviz....See if this site is any help http://searchsystemsmanagement.techtarget.com/ateQuestionNResponse/0,289625,sid20_cid461699_tax287574,00.html

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