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Remove BitLocker PIN Requirement

Q: Remove BitLocker PIN Requirement

If a drive is encrypted with BitLocker and you choose to not require any form of pre-boot authentication the system will simply boot and unlock when you login.

If you encrypt a computer with BitLocker and chose to set a PIN, is there any way to later retract the pre-boot PIN requirement and revert back to the scenario above without first decrypting and re-encrypting?
I've looked at the various options via manage-bde and tested a few such as:
manage-bde -protectors -delete C: -Type TPMAndPIN
Unfortunately this simply removed the simple PIN and instead requires the recovery key. Using the same command to delete the recovery key breaks the system.
Any help is greatly appreciated!

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A: Remove BitLocker PIN Requirement

Apologies for replying to an old-ish question but I believe I have a solution.
Assuming any group policy changes relating to BitLocker PINs have been reset, enter the command
manage-bde -protectors -add C: -tpm. This will reconfigure BitLocker into using just the TPM and delete the PIN as well.
If you run manage-bde -status and look under Key Protectors you should see Numerical Password (ie the recovery key) and either TPM on a system that does not use a PIN, or TPM And PIN on a system that does. If you try to remove the PIN by just removing the
TPM and PIN key protector the only means of unlocking the drive available is Numerical Password, causing you to be prompted for the recovery key at every boot. You have to specifically tell BitLocker to use just the TPM instead, it wont automatically default
to this setting.

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I am assisting my friend who had Vista on a computer and his sod bought him a Dell with Windows 8:
1- I am unable to remove password from sign-on. There appears to be no instruction as in Win 7/Vista.
2- Picture icons when transferred show only a general icon not an icon of the pictures as in Vista.
3- My friend accidentally removed the icon for the Instructions/ for Win 8 on the Start Menu. I cannot find the file for us to revie.
4- When I try to Create a Password Reset disk, the program asks for a password reset disk disk and password to be installed? Huh.
I am not a novice. Using computers since the Apple II
 

A:Remove requirement for Password

have a read here
this is how i removed on a few W8 and W8.1 Pcs
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2894-log-user-account-automatically-windows-8-startup.html
 

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Hello,

I dont want to type my password in every time I login to my computer. I have googled how to remove this and every post seems to say the same thing:
Launch command Prompttype netplwizlaunch the netplwiz appUncheck "User must enter username and password to use this computer"you will be prompted to confirm, with your current password.

However, this is not working for me! I am still prompted on startup for a password.

I do notice when I am in the "netplwiz" application that my username is in there twice. one time as an administrator and 1 time as a home user. I only seem to be able to highlight the administrator user and uncheck the box in step 4 above. I cant seem to highlight the other me.

Any thoughts?

A:I cant seem to remove password requirement on login

Hello xexers1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check with the tutorial below to see if it may help any.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
Are you sure that you are not dealing with require a password at wakeup instead of at startup?

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (77 GB Free); D: 780 GB (775 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M32CD_A_F_K20CD_K31CD
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A few days ago an on screen message said words to the effect that Windows had encountered a problem and needed to close. The system cycled through a diagnostic sequence - an attempt at repair - eventually closed down. When rebooted followed much the same sequence.

I tried using a Windows Repair Disc, which opened up several repar options, but all eventually led back to the on-screen message - Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close down.

The system was restored using an external hard drive with a copy of system image. However, when the system is booted - within seconds a box appears on screen asking for a password to be entered. When the password is entered the boot continues without a hitch and Windows 10 works as normal.

The introduction of a password could well be something that I stumbled into whilst trying to solve the initial problem - I cannot honestly recall - but I would appreciate guidance as to how to eliminate this step from the boot process.
 

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My computer recently began requiring me to use password at startup. I had previously disabled.

I went to NETPLWIZ as suggested elsewhere (Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup)

However, there is no box to uncheck that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer." (see attachment)

What am I missing? I have also checked the Password Requirement on Wakeup in the Power settings and that shows "No" and the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" option is also not in place.

Thanks.

A:Unable to remove password requirement at Startup

Hello PreacherMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is your PC on a domain?

If so, then this can only be done in Registry Editor using the method in the second post at the link below instead.

windows 7 auto login without the "Users must enter a user name and" - Microsoft Community

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 The windows 10 Pro computer has died, and I would like to put the in my new computer with windows 10 home.   I would like to remove the bit locker password,  so I can reinstall windows 10 pro while keeping my files and apps,  
I'm unable to do this while the drive is encrypted.  How do I remove drive encryption from the drive while I have the drive slaved to a windows 10 home computer? 

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hello guys,
since i couldnot find out any solution... im asking it
how to remove bitlocker security from my hard disk..
 
i have bitlocked my other non OS Partition. i.e. the D Drive  .. but i have not bitlocked my OS Drive C , 
 
so any suggestions how to remove it from D Drive.

A:how to remove bitlocker

Unlocking the Encrypted Drive

Simply type “BitLocker” in Start Menu Search



and Open the BitLocker Drive Encryption Program

 

Once it opens, just find the drive and click "Turn Off BitLocker”



It will ask for a confirmation: “Your drive will be decrypted. This may take considerable time. You can monitor the status of your drive decryption.”

Just proceed by clicking Decrypt Drive

  

 

 

 

 

 

Wait… wait… wait



 

Regards,

 MCP ? MCTS ? MCITP

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Is there is a normal way to remove it(without manual registry editing)
I don't have anything encrypted nor I'll ever encrypt anything and I know what I must delete from the registry but is there is some way like uninstall or something like that.

Currently the service is stopped,I don't have encrypted drive nor a single encrypted file but the context menu is still there and it's active(kinda...it's starting BitLockerWizardElev.exe)

A:Remove BitLocker (the normal way)?

Try control panel > Programs and features > Turn windows features on and off. Uncheck it if it is there.

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i have a problem that i lock my D drive by bitlocker. window unlock drive by password but can not remove permanently
i want remove it permanently \ can any body help me
[email protected]

A:Bitlocker remove password

Hi,
To turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.
2. Find the drive on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click Turn Off BitLocker.
3. A message is displayed, informing you that the drive will be decrypted and that decryption may take some time. Click Decrypt the drive to continue and turn off BitLocker on the drive.
By completing this procedure, you have decrypted the drive and removed BitLocker protection.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424315(v=ws.10).aspxTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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Clicking on system and security -> manage bitlocker -> select the drive -> click on Turn off BitLocker 

click on Turn off Bitlocker pop-up I get a new pop up that reads:

"The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable"

I have attempted:
repair-bde E: Z: -pw  - > then entered pass
repair-bde E: Z: -rp -> with the password from key file
repair-bde C: Z: -rk Z:keyfile.bek

and the -force option
all options have failed - i have scoured the net and im exausted from searching.... I do not want to download any 3rd party programs as i shouldnt have to. 

I have the backup key and password, the biggest issue for me is that i've moved my major folder (docs, music, video, photos, downloads) to save room on my ssd. When 10 updates, it forces a reboot and things get all jacked up because it cant access
those folders and locks up the indexing and file history. 

So i need remove this bitlocker.

***i was referred to this site from the windows 10 support forum***

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New member>

On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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New member>

On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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Hi,

i was hoping somebody could help me with removing bitlocker from windows?

i dont want to decrypt a drive, or stop bitlocker monitoring my drives because this wont actualy solve my problem. i actually want bitlocker to be removed and no longer exist as part of my operating system. i want it to die and burn in a fire of digital petrol

i'm not sure if its even possible really, i dont know how difficult or how important bitlocker is to the operating system itself when its not encrypting drives.

any ideas? if it cant be removed then i would be happy to just break it. delete a certain file that it relies on so when it tries to start up it just gives a windows error which i can cancel perhaps?

thanks in advance for any help.

A:Actualy remove bitlocker entirely, not disable

Best I can offer is the Bitlocker service is set to manual by default which means that it will be started if required. You could set this to disabled which should prevent it ever running.



   Warning
Please note that if you disable the service the encryption will remain on any areas that are encrypted, and could actually corrupt the encryption making it impossible to recover data. With this in mind I would strongly advise against doing this, or at a minimum make sure that there are no encrypted files in use prior to any changes

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Hello,
Is there a supported method to remove decommissioned computers from the MBAM database in order to keep compliance report data clean and up to date?
Thank you.

A:How to remove decommissioned computers from BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) database?

Unfortunately, there is no supported method to clean decomissioned computers.
To get updated enterprise reports use the dates or last 1 week or 2 weeks, in this way you will only see machines which have contacted the MBAM server.
Hope this helps.Manoj Sehgal

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I am resetting my surface pro 3 to factory reset. it lock me out to bitlocker key. it shows me the key id. how can i retrieve the bitlocker key?

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I have an older Laptop that operates on  Windows 7 Ultimate,I have the Bitlocker Drive Encryption on and encrypted for Drive C:   I now started the process of encrypting my external usb hdd Drive E: which has a long way to go for it's large
size. During the encryption I needed to disconnect it so I paused the encryption like it says to do before removing or changing any files on it. I then plugged my drive into a newer laptop I have that operates on Windows 10,. I was prompted for the Bitlocker
Drive Encryption Password screen like normal just like on my Windows 7 laptop so I enter the password and it was correct and it began the encryption process again. When I finished with what I needed to do on the Windows 10 laptop I paused the encryption again
and disconnected the drive. I am now back on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS and plugged the drive in, Bitlocker Encryption Password Screen comes up again and I entered my password but now for some reason it's saying the password is incorrect?  "But It's
not incorrect",is there a reason why this has happen and a way to fix it? My second issue is that I have the recovery key written down on paper but on the fifth line of the eight lines that makes the recovery key I left out a number,did not write it correctly,
there for I cannot just reset my password using the key and get back to normal again. Any way to find the lost number to the key? As I do have the rest of it written correctly please help tha... Read more

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Hi
After rebooting one of our test machines, bitlocker wanted the recovery key.
There were no hardware modifications on that machine.
Error message in event log:
Bootmgr failed to obtain the bitlocker volume master key from the TPM because the PCRs did not match
Event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver
 Each time the machine starts, the recovery key is needed.
Any idea how to solve that issue and why it happens?
update:
Second partition was created manually on that machine. So that's clear that bitlocker reacts...
But now: how can I confirm those changes so that the recovery key is not needed each time we boot?

A:Bitlocker enabled drive, recovery key needed during boot, PCS did not match, event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver

Hi,
 
I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
 
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
 
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
 
For more information, please refer to the following link:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx
 
Regards,
 
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TechNet Subscriber Support
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Hello and good afternoon, I have a issue where a manager started the Bitlocker process on the SD card in his Surface Pro 3

with Windows 8.1. The Bitlocker attempt failed at 3.4% completed but the SD card ended up being Bitlocked without providing the Bitlocker Recovery Key (I've never seen this happen before). He doesn't know the password for the SD card and of course
I've been tasked to somehow release the encryption so that he can get the required information off of the SD card. 



Is there anything that can be done to release the encryption on the SD card or has the SD card been made non-accessible moving forward?

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I tried using HP BIOS Flashing utility on my HP Z400 Workstation, and it says it can't continue because I have Bitlocker enabled, but I don't have bitlocker on Win 7 Professional 32bit. I don't see it on the control panel or in context menus. I do see it set to manual in "Services" but the service in not running. Is there a way to find drives Bitlocked or are my drives being treated as bitlocked because of my antivirus program AVG?

A:BIOS flash error, BITLOCKER on? No bitlocker installed, Win 7 Pro

In the services window is there and option to disable or turn off...there should be. Just change the startup type from manual to disable and reboot. Then try your BIOS update.

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I turned on Bitlocker on three new Windows 8.1 laptops and saved the 48-digit recovery keys and associated identifiers, but I forgot to indicate which laptops they are associated with. Is there any way to find the identifiers/recovery keys on my laptops so I can document this? Or do I have to decrypt the laptop drives, turn off Bitlocker, and start all over again to generate new identifiers/recovery keys? My only options under Manage Bitlocker are Suspend protection, Back up your recovery key, and Turn off BitLocker.

A:BitLocker Identifier generated after turning on Bitlocker

Hello Edwin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

No worries. If you should ever need to unlock to drive, it'll provide you with a recovery key ID number that you can use to ID which recovery key to use. The tutorial below can give you more details about this to help get an idea if ever needed.

BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

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My BitLocker password is not working after format my c drive. instead i have my recovery that is also not working.
Please somebody help me to unlock my disk.

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Hi , 
I locked my external hard disk (Seagate- 1 TB) on Windows 7 laptop . The encryption was successful but when I later tried unlocking it, Its giving an error. Error
says "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion". Please note that the Password and Recovery Key are correct and I have tried unlocking it
several times but no success.
Upon searching on internet, I came across the below thread which I yet need to try. Pray that it gets unlocked as I have got very important data locked up and the drive
volume is also 80-90% filled. 
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-7/ee523219(v=ws.10)<o:p></o:p>
Please help me out experts to get my data back.<o:p></o:p>

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Initially I found that BitLocker on the Go supported removable media like flash drives and external drives. Why isn't a CD/DVD supported since it is considered removable media? Will this support be available in future releases?

A:Will BitLocker or BitLocker on the Go ever support CD/DVD encryption?

Hi,
 
Bitlocker to Go is not supported on CD/DVD. Your suggestion is valuable, I will forward this information to the appropriate department through our internal channel.
Both the Microsoft Product Team and Development Team will take into consideration all suggestions and feedback for future releases.
 
Currently, you may need third party software to encrypt CD/DVD.
 
Best Regards,
Niki
 
 Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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I need help knowing if my Rosewill 750W 80 plus gold will be enough power to overclock both gtx780 ti Superclocked and the new i7 4790k that is coming out. Also, does it mean they are overclocking the hardware when they say, "full load"? Here are some sites I found with wattage use:
GPU-
http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.p...ti-superclocked-with-acx-cooler.html?start=19
and
CPU-
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/unlocked/intel-4790k-overclocking-review-and-benchmarks-idnum295/
 

A:PSU requirement

I would say no.

The 12 volt rail on your psu is 62 amps.

One evga gtx780 ti requires 42 amps on the 12 volt rail.

Full load means the gpu is at maximum usage without overclock.
 

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I am looking to upgrade from win 2000 to XP home on my daughters computer. I have the disk from my computer. What system requirements must her computer have... ie ram size/cpu/ etc.

A:Windows Xp Min Requirement

Have a look at System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems.

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Hello My name is Mutlu,I've trouble with my computer.I can't open it now.I can't recovery either.I bought it from BestBuy. Currently I live in Turkey.Hp help desk in Turkey, they leaded to me here.I want recovery.There is no recovery support in Turkey as you know I bought it from abroad. 

A:Recovery Requirement

Why can't you recover with the F11 key? Did you change the partitions or delete the recovery partition? Did you create a usb recovery flashdrive? Can you get access to a Windows 10 usb installer?If the answer is no, but you have access to another Windows PC, you can make your own. You will need it to create a usb installer that will let you use Windows system restore to roll your notebook back to before the even that caused the issue. See the tutorial on the following web page.http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-download-install-windows-10-iso/   

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how much hard drive memory does a W7 64-bit pro take up?

thanks.

A:W7 64-bit Memory Requirement

Hello Jimlau,

Minimum requirements for 64-bit Windows 7 is 20 GB + whatever you plan on installing or saving to it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: AMD Athlon 7750 x2
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9500gt
HDD: Seagate 1TB

Hi guys.
I am planning to upgrade my graphics card and buy a Nvidia GTX 650. On their site I saw it needs a 400W power supply. I currently have a 450W power supply. Do I need to change the PSU or will it suffice for the new card?
Thanks in advance.

A:PSU requirement for Nvidia GTX 650

I would go with a 600 to 650 watt

That should secure good power and some headroom to Oc the card and Cpu if need be

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31&#47; EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

These are sturdy and give great stability

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I hope someone might be able to shed some light on these.
1. For about 2-3 weeks my computer has suddenly begun asking me to sign in to Comcast. I click on the "Keep me logged in" but it doesn't work, when I attempt to go online again, I have to sign in again.
2. For about the same length of time I get sudden bursts of music from my computer. They suddenly start playing, continue for about 5 seconds and just as suddenly quit. That seems to happen more frequently if I am moving the mouse pointer about.
I am using:
Windows 10, latest update (KB3200970 installed 11/9-2016)
 

A:Sudden requirement to log on

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Hi, I'm new to tech support forums and i just wanted to find out if i can use the x1950 pro on my computer i have. I have a p5gd1-vm motherboard with an intel pentium 4 3.0ghz processor, 1.5ghz pc3200 ram and 350W vantec van-350n power supply.

http://www.ramelectronics.net/assets/images/storage/VAN-350N-spec.jpg except in my PSU the DC output is 323W Max output

x1950 Pro
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10081500&catid=10524

if this isnt good enough can anyone reccomend a good PSU that would also be good for future upgrades.

Thank you.
 

A:x1950 Pro PSU requirement

A short answer no. ATI says a min of 450W with at least 30amp on the 12V rail for that card. It looks like you are running a prescott cpu. If that is correct, then I would go with a min of 550W and 35amp on the 12V rail.

Do not go cheap on the pw supply. Doing so can [and often does] cause ALL types of problems.
 

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Before we run the ATA sizing tool, the customer would like to understand what will be the network bandwidth requirement for a typical ATA setup with 5000 users on a remote site (which is served by 5 DCs)

How often Microsoft releases update for ATA product and what is the average size of these updates to be downloaded from Internet.

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Hello,  Kindly suggest the System with following specifications: 1) Processor: Intel Core i7 2) Socket: 1151 3) RAM: DDR4/2400MHz/16GB 4) Max Memory: 64GB 5) Memory channel: Dual 6) DIMM Slots : 4 7) Drives:       SSD: 256GB     SSHD: 1TB 8) OS: Windows 10 9) Monitors: Should support minimum 2 Monitors with 24" Display each. Please specify the System along with the cost. Waiting for your kind reply. Regards,Amtronics Engineering

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What are the min requirement to install win2k on a PC?
 

A:Win2K Requirement

These are the minimum system requirements that are listed on Microsoft's Website.
Your computer should meet the following hardware requirements: &#8226; 133 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible CPU
&#8226; 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum; more memory generally improves responsiveness (4 gigabytes [GB] RAM maximum)
&#8226; 2 GB hard disk space with a minimum of 650 MB of free space (additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network) Click to expand...

Can't say I would try and run Windows 2000 that way. I would go with a minimum of 256mb of ram. And it doesn't run to fast on a Pentium 133. I have Windows 2000 running on a Pentium II 400mhz with 192mb of ram. It runs most office applications just fine. I actually run Office 2003 on it.
 

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Hi everybody,

For the last several days, I've been doing a lot of research about whether my power supply can support my graphics card, but I can't seem to find a definate answer. What I have is a 450 watt power supply; it has one single 12v rail that provides 24 amps. My graphics card is a ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E. It requires a 450 watt power supply and recommends 30 amps on the 12v rail.

When I asked whether my PSU can support my graphics card on other forums, some people tell me it can, but others tell me it can't, so I'm really confused right now. I had my X1950 hooked up and running for 3 days without having any problem, but I took it out today, just to be safe until I can get a definate answer. Although I do notice that my power supply runs cooler without the X1950 hooked up.

But on other forums, I even heard people run this card on a 18 amp 12v rail without any problem and they even have it running on a fully loaded system with 2x HDD, 2x DVD Drive, cooling system, fans and lights. And many people say that 22 amps should be the minimum to this card and 24 amps should be fine. However, there are also people who say that you should follow the manufacturers recommendation and get a minimum 30 amps power supply.

To give you a better idea of my system, here are the specs.
Pentium 4 HT 524 Prescott 3.06 GHZ (84 watt)
Motherboard: ATI RC410 ULI M1573
2 stick of DDR2 Ram 1x 1GB and 1x 512MB
1x Samsung Writemaster DVD RW
1x SATA 250GB Western Digital H... Read more

A:GPU power requirement - Please Help

You could try this:
1. Find a low watt power supply, with a 24 amp rail.
2. Use the PSU as an external power source to power the GPU.
 

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I am willing to buy a laptop which's config is i5 8530u, 8 gigs RAM, 320gig SSD, mx 150 gpu. Can this laptop easily handle programs like Android Studio, Lightroom, Adobe premier pro types mid-heavy programs?
 

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30.11.2009

Hi,

I have Acer 5611 WLMI Laptop, Intel Core Duo, T2050, 1.66GHz (FSB: 533MHz), 15.4TFT, WXGA Crystal Brite, 1024MB DDR II RAM (2x 512), 80GB (5400rpm) HDD, Super Multi DVD-RW Double Layer, 6-cell Lion, 56K modem, Wired & Wireless Lan 802.11a/b/g, 128MB shared Grafics.

I want to know, can my laptop run window 7 after upgrade to 2gb / 4gb RAM. To run window 7, which one is recommended 2GB or 4GB RAM?

Thanks for your all the help in the regard.

DS Negi

A:minimum Ram requirement for win 7

hello

theres a free download to see if your pc is ready for win7.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx

good luck

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Is there any software to enhance the computation speed of the computer. The configuration of the computer includes 512MB of Ram, Pentium IV processor with 80GB Hard Drive and Mercury Chipset.

A:Software Requirement

There really is no magical software to speed it up. More memory would definitely be a plus.Have a look at these guides:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/13500/windows-xp-tweak-guide/

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Is 450W power supply sufficient for the following ?
Intel Dragontail Peak DP35DPM motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 Mhz
Samsung 2GB DDR2
WD 320GB/7200/16MB SATA II
Nvidia 8400GS 256MB
LG x18 SATA DVD
Vista Home Premium 32
( Samsung 226BW Monitor )
Does the addition of extra fans affect this at all , or is this negligible ?
 

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I plan to edit movies from my cam DV. I like the HD Western Digital Raptor 36GB 10 k rpm ( fast...), but if I load my windows XP pro on that drive it will take a good slice of that 36 GB. what is left would be enought to load my movie & edit it?
thanks
 

A:GB requirement for editing cam DV movie

Two things:
1. YOu dont want to load video onto the same drive that houses your applications--you want a seperate capture drive just for video.
2. Don't waste your time or money on the 10,000 rpm drive. It will make no difference in terms of quality or reliability when editing DV. Also, 36 gig's is nothing when it comes to video. Get yourself a large 7200rpm 8mbcache drive--they are cheap these days.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how many amps at 12v the system I'm building will require, since it seems like the true limit of basically any PSU is the amount of power is supplies on 12v rails. I have a PSU that supplies 17A at 12v and I'm hoping that will be enough. The system is pretty basic:

ASUS M3N78-EM mobo with NVIDIA GeForce 8300 onboard video
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 65W processor
1 SATA HD
1 SATA DVD-ROM drive
May add one or two IDE or SATA HDs and a TV tuner card down the road

I'm having trouble finding data on how much these devices will draw from the 12v specifically. The CPU isn't hard, since it draws all its power at 12v: 65W/12v = 5.4A. Let's say 6.5A with imperfect efficiency, though I have no idea at what efficiency I should expect the CPU to operate. But what about the rest? In particular, I expect the onboard video to draw significant power at 12v, but I can't find how much.

Can anyone help? And can anyone suggest a resource for finding this kind of information in the future? When I find power usage information at all, it's usually simply listed in watts, without specifying which rail it's drawn from.

I did find the following two links in thread:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php

Both seem pretty useful (if a little out of date), but neither site seems to have good information on onboard video.
 

A:Please help me calculate power requirement

The onboard graphics doesn't draw significant amounts of power. You could say 1-2 A on the 12 V rail. It's quite a lot less than what a better discrete graphics card, let's say Radeon 4350 would draw.
What's the actual model of your power supply? If it's a "Ultra value 500w power supply" then even the underpowered 17 A @ 12V isn't most probably true, rather it's measured as a top peak output at unrealistic circumstances, for example a lot lower ambient temp than what it normally operates at.
 

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. I have this program installed which will tell me what pc games I can or cannot play in the machine. I asked about Civilisation 4, and I got a no. It's about my video card not meeting the minimum requirement. Can someone tell me if I can upgrade my video card, or it won't work with my laptop.All other requirememts were passed, except that. Please click screenshot link to see what video card I need to have.

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Hello anyone/everyone,
Not sure if this is the correct forum but I'll try.
Some how I got tied into something that requires me to log in with a password when I restart my system after a shut down. The system starts with the logo of a saki bottle, white, ceramic "kitty" with one paw upraised and below is a block for a password. Dell denies requiring anyone to have a password to log on but, I'm stuck with the password requirement. I don't know how I got it but I would like not to have to enter a password.
Any help will be appreciated.
Jim
 

A:Dell password requirement

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Vista requires a password when one restarts the computer but not for hibernate or sleep mode. How may one set up Vista to require a password for hibernate mode?

A:Password Requirement other than Restart

Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Power Options

Link on top left - "Require a password on wakeup"

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My parents' video card is not cutting it. Since I am not going to change the power supply (it's technically not my computer), so I am trying to work with Sony's Generic 300Watt (18A on 2 +12V Rails). I see that on the 7600GS, it has a power requirement of 300Watts. I was just wondering if it is wise to purchase a card that requires the amound of power I have. Thanks for any feedback :wave: ! Happy holidays!
 

A:Power Requirement for 7600GS?

It'll depend on how much other hardware is in that system, but there is a good chance it will work. No way to be certain until you pop it in, but my guess is, you'll be good.
 

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I'm not meeting game requirements what do it do?

A:Not Meeting Game Requirement

Wow ... we'll need a lot more info:

What game?

What requirements?

What are your system specs? (RAM, CPU, etc.)

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