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Easy way to copy all policies from Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates from one computer to another? (Windows 7)

Q: Easy way to copy all policies from Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates from one computer to another? (Windows 7)

I'm
currently writing a powershell script to harden Windows 7 machines. I am basing what I am scripting off the STIG at
https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_7/. Many of
the things that need to be edited are in the Administrative Templates section of the group policy object in the mmc.

Right now I am using Set-ItemProperty to edit the registry values for these policies, but I wanted to
know if there is an easier way, such as exporting a completed Administrative Template and importing it onto the new machine (as local policies is able to be done).

Thanks!

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The Administrative Templates node is missing from the User Configuration node in my Group Policy editor (see attached screen capture). How do I fix this?

A:Administrative Templates Missing from User Configuration

I resolved this using System Restore.

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The Administrative Templates node is missing from the User Configuration node in my Group Policy editor (see attached screen capture). How do I fix this?
 

A:Solved: Administrative Templates Missing from User Configuration

I resolved this using System Restore.
 

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in my company there are 15 computers no domain, i have created non-administrative user based policies to the computer and now i need to apply the same policies on all computers. is there any way to copy and paste or import the policies to all the computers step by step guide. it is a policy.msc file.

we have windows 7 ultimtae 64-BIt

i have tried these 3 methods and do not understand them.

http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...php?f=4&t=3780

Florian's Blog ? How can I export local Group Policy settings made in gpedit.msc?

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...um=winserverGP
there is one more issue i like to mention here if someone can help. i am trying to make an administrator account with complete administrator privilege. windows 7 does not allow me to do that. it says there can only be one administrator. i have give the user admin rights but they are not full rights

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in my company there are 15 computers no domain, i have created non-administrative user based policies to the computer and now i need to
apply the same policies on all computers. is there any way to copy and paste or import the policies to all the computers step by step guide. it is a policy.msc file. 

Below are the steps I used

in cmd  typed mmc and from there i added add remove snap in added group policy object BROWSE NOn administrators. after that i applied
policies to the non administrators and saved it on my desktop with the file name as GP. the extension of file is .msc applied policies to windows 7 ultimate 64 BITS.
 copy pasted both folders ?%systemroot%\system32\grouppolicy? to other computer used the command gpupdate /force nothing happen,
after that i pasted gpt file . and run the command gpupdate /force . still nothing, standard user has no restrictions.
This is the message I get on other computer
policy updating , policy updated successfully. these are the messages i get. i have restarted the computer twice, just to be sure and
used gpupdate /force 3 times. after that  i went to mmc created the snap in group policy object for non administrator, and i cant see any policy pre defined

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The Group policy administrative templates folder is empty it wasn't empty before

A:Group policy administrative templates folder is empty in windows xp

Do you have a Restore Point from ealier or pehaps a backup image?

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Hello everyone!,


i'll have a question about migwiz(Windows easy transfer.) I want to back up my account file's cause i'll have a bad reading sector on my HDD. wich is no problem with this tool. But i'll also want to back-up my Group policies that are made in mcc.exe, and i want to back up my network shared partition the way i set it up. According to migwiz. it saves my system settings. But i'm not sure if he backs up all the pollicys i made i'll already exported, mine policy, files and saved it just in case. But it would be great if it works with migwiz.

Thanks anyway for reading this!

GreetZ

Samboy!

A:Does migwiz(Windows easy transfer) Back-up (Group) Policies?

Hello Samboy,

I'm afraid that Windows Easy Transfer just copies personal files (documents, music, pictures, etc). It does not backup programs or Group Policy settings.

How does Windows Easy Transfer make setting up a computer easier?

If you like, here's another option to backup and restore you local group policies.

Local Group Policy - Backup and Restore in Windows

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I want to do an "adm" template in order to modify the Internet Explorer - Advanced - Print Background.
I want enable it on all 4000 PC´s with Windows XP on my Enterprise Network.

I´ve an Active Directory implemented now then I´ve to apply a GPO to modify this parameter.

I decided to build an adm template, then I´ve learned something about it by reading some Docs presented on Internet.I thought I was able to do an administrative template but I was wrong.

I have Done the adm file presented next:
CLASS USER

CATEGORY !!InternetAdvanced

KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main"
POLICY !!PrintBackground
EXPLAIN !!PrintBackground_Explain
VALUENAME "Print_Background"
VALUEON yes
VALUEOFF no
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
[strings]
PrintBackground ="PrintBackground"
PrintBackground_Explain="Activa PrintBackground no Internet Explorer"
InternetAdvanced="InternetAdvanced"
It doesn´t work.Why?

The Key/Value that I want modify is:
HKEY_Current_user\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Print_Background

Thanks
J.Almeida
 

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Hiya

This episode covers how to create privacy settings to provide informed choice to consumers. It illustrates how developers can link registry based privacy settings to group policy for access by IT administrators.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows XP

Presentations are played using the Microsoft Windows Media Player.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...e3-b0b1-4467-b194-8a6506bedf2d&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi IT guys,
I need your expert assistant as I was searching the whole day trying to find out how can I have a SOFTWARE PROTECTION PLATFORM in my local GPO (gpedit.msc) its under computer>administrative template>windows component
I tried editing regedit adding a value NoGenTicket with RWORD value of 1 to troubleshoot the issue but still no success =(
I'm following a CIS security benchmark for WinSvr2012R2 to our newly deployed server.

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I have XP Professional. My friend installed this version on my PC last week and I'm getting my bearings on the differences between this version and another XP version. I notice this one has a Windows Firewall. My problem is that I used to be able to access my employer's company intranet from home. When I go to the site and enter my login info I get the message:Access Denied (policy_denied) Your system policy has denied access to the requested URL. For assistance, contact your network support team.I'm thinking I have to modify a setting in gpedit.msc however I can't be sure. Any thoughts of what security setting that needs to be modified?

A:Adjusting Computer Policies

You should not have to modify any settings. Have you fooled around with the policy settings before you tried the vpn or tried it straight out without changing anything?

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Having problems with the above subject.Can't seem to get decent instructions from Microsoft.
 
Any help,
Please advise.
 
BobK41

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to WIndows 7 computer

According to the instructions at the Microsoft Download Center you need to install Easy Transfer on the XP computer, it is already installed on Windows 7.
 
Start the Easy Transfer on the XP computer.
 
Type Easy Transfer in the Search programs and file box, right click on Easy Transfer in the pane above the search box and choose Run as administrator.
 
Once Easy transfer starts follow the instructions provided by the Wizard to select and transfer your data.
 
You can use the following to make the transfer:
 
A USB easy transfer cable.
 
A network connection.
 
Removable media, such as a flash drive or an external hdd.

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I got a new laptop with Windows 7 and was transferring the files from my desktop computer over to it using Windows Easy Transfer over the wireless network. The transfer of the files was done, but it still had the shared files to get through, which according to the estimated time was going to take another 10 or so hours (200 + gb of files). I let it do that while I slept.

When I got up the next day, I saw the laptop was at the log on screen. Turned out it had automatically updated itself during the early morning. The old desktop computer's WET window said "attempting to re-connect" or something.

Anyway, it seems like most if not all of the files I wanted have been transferred over anyway, but I'm afraid that the broken transfer may have screwed up my originally brand new and pristine Windows 7 and laptop. Windows Live Messenger seems to keep getting an error now when Windows boots up. And there's a few folders that I can't access (they have a lock symbol next to them)

Please help! Thanks in advance!

A:Computer restarted during Windows Easy Transfer HELP!

most likely you will have to take ownership of some files you cannot access at this time. see the following

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...menu-in-vista/

if you had xp on the old computer (going by your profile) then some settings just may not work in win7 so you may need to manually do some adjusting.

as far as the error, we will need the exact error message.

You can always do a system restore point to a previously save restore point and try again.

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I bought a new Windows 7 desktop. (ZT 7618)

I have a 3TB external hard drive. (Western Digital My Book Essential)

I loaded windows easy transfer to the old XP computer (HP m7250n Windows Media Center 2005)

When I try to use Windows Easy Transfer, the Xp computer gets as far as starting to transfer the files to the external HDD, but then locks up.

How do I get the files onto the external HDD so I can transfer them to the new computer?

Thanks for any help,

Bob

A:XP computer locks up, windows easy transfer to ext HDD

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Gyrobob


I bought a new Windows 7 desktop. (ZT 7618)

I have a 3TB external hard drive. (Western Digital My Book Essential)

I loaded windows easy transfer to the old XP computer (HP m7250n Windows Media Center 2005)

When I try to use Windows Easy Transfer, the Xp computer gets as far as starting to transfer the files to the external HDD, but then locks up.

How do I get the files onto the external HDD so I can transfer them to the new computer?

Thanks for any help,

Bob


Is the three TB drive one partition? XP cant handle a drive of that size. You might want to create a smaller partition and test.

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Hi,

I'm trying to use Easy Transfer to transfer the files & settings from my old Vista 32 bit laptop to a new Windows 7 64 bit laptop via a network.

I've loaded WET onto my old machine and followed the instructions but when I enter the transfer key I get the message: WET can't connect to your other computer - to complete the connection , you might need to install the latest version of WET.....

My McAfee network map on my new laptop shows my old PC as being connected and online.

Any suggestions? Or should I should just try using an external hard drive?

Regards

Mike

A:Windows Easy Transfer can't connect to your other computer

I would not use either WET or MucAfee which is an atrocious AV that causes many problems. Replace it now with Microsoft Security Essentials.

As to WET it is easier and safer to sort your files into the User folders, then drag each to your backup device. The problem with WET is that it can fail and lose access to your files, and it also transfers AppData settings which are a corruption path into a new Install.

After copying to external, move it to target PC, in each of the User folders you saved click on Organize>Select All, then drag the group to the corresponding User folder on Explorer bar at left margin. Don't release them until it stops unfolding and the hypertext confirms the correct destination.

You can also follow these steps to Clean Up Factory Bloatware which throttles Win7 performance.

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I sell sophisticated Excel templates to professionals. Want to know if there is a way to "lock" an excel template to a computer. That is, if I sell to one professional, can I keep him from selling it many others or sharing with it all his friends? Certainly, want to sell these same templates to his friends and others. Thank you.
 

A:Keeping Excel Templates Locked to a Computer

You could add some code to the vba project and place a value in a hidden sheet (using vba to hide will need the vba code to unhide it) and a copy of this code in a normal hidden sheet, when you sell it and also store this code in the vba project.
Lock and protect the VBAproject code so it's not visible and if he passes it on it won't work.
When this person passes it on to another one, maybe he will change that code so that his name is shwon but the it won't work anymore.
I use a generated serialnumber and code, people like to change this but since it's also hardcoded with every version it blocks or you se a time limit and if they like it, let them contact you for a registration code.

BTW, welcome to the forum
 

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I tried adding a logon script to all machine on a particular floor of our building so I created an OU and added a test machine inside it. I created a GPO specifically for that OU and assigned the logon script I wanted under Logon Scripts in the USER section of the GPO.

Tested it, but it didn't work, nothing executed, so I used RSoP to check if it was properly applied. The only content of the OU was the machine account so I did RSoP on that object.

Of course, it showed the policy wasn't applied, only the Computer section was applied to it. So it seems that the computer section is applied to computer objects and the User section is applied to user objects. Ok, I should have known that but it's been many years since I did the theory.

The question now is:

Is there not a way to make sure that for a bunch of computers, any user who logs on to those computers will get some GPO settings if they log on to those computers but not if they log on to other computers?

As a workaround, I have created OUs for users and split them up this way to get the policies to them, but it seems to me that my first idea of making a policy apply to computers and any users that log on to those computers is a smarter way of doing it for what I want to do.

This is all so I can assign the default printer for whoever is on a machine to be the printer on the same floor as the machine (makes sense). Since it is the location of the machine which should determine the default printer used, not ... Read more

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I need to set up three user accounts on two computers the accounts on each computer is going to be monitored.
Each user will be assigned access for certain folder or files and certain applications, like internet explorer.
And all usb ports and dvd drive will be blocked. Only the admin will be allow to have full access.

So i need to do something that allow ( managers) to monitor employees activity on the system during working hours.

On one pc is windows xp pro on the other os windows 7 home premium.

Any idea how i can acomplish this task?

I.was thinking of group policy on both computers but on home premium there is not group policy.

Also the users will be using almost all the same programs and files just the with different information.

Thank you in advance.

A:group policy configuration and computer configuration question

Read this
But for Windows 7 Home Premium you will not have the
Local Security Policy so you may need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro for that.

This is easier to control with a server like Windows Server 2003 or 2008.

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I need to access Computer Configuration in order to navigate to User Rights. Does anyone know how to access Computer Configuration?

A:I am trying to access Computer Configuration on a Windows 7 32bit

Hello Lucreacia, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you mean from within the Local Group Policy Editor??

If so, you will need to be logged in as an administrator, and open the Local Group Policy Editor. Afterwards, you should be able to expand (double click) the Computer Configuration folder for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi all,

I tried to install Windows 7 sp1 32-bit on a formatted c drive .But after installing updates this error message pops up Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.

I have compaq presario c700 laptop. Earlier I was using windows 7 itself.But after getting startup errors and unable to fix them using bootrec etc utilises I decided to go for a clean installation.

I am booting from USB

Please help.

A:Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration.

Work through the steps to Troubleshoot Win7 Installation Failures here: Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

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Hi everyone.  I've been pulling my hair out with this and I'm just about at my breaking point after 15 some hours of messing with this but I thought I would give it one last shot.
I have a Lenovo Tablet 2 that originally came with Windows 8 and later was upgraded via the store to 8.1.  When I went to do a complete format and re-install it asked me for media.  This product does not come with media. I figured the worst thing
was that I would have to go the long way and install Windows without the recovery partition and reinstall all the drivers manually.  Boy was I wrong.  I booted to my UEFI enabled USB Windows 8.1 installer stick which was created using the new Mediacreationtool
that Microsoft released to make either an ISO or USB stick.  Knowing this is UEFI only (more on that later), I downloaded the ISO and created the USB stick using RUFUS.  That booted fine and i blew away all the partitions and started the install.
 Install goes fine until the very last step and says "windows could not update the computer's boot configuration".  The end.  Game over.  I can't get past this.  I've tried the following:

1. Created a DaRT disc and did a complete clean of the drive
2. tried a Windows 10 Disc - same thing
3. Tried to edit the BCD using bcdedit command (more on that later) and nothing.
I've probably done a half dozen other random things and I'm still back at the same position here.  The big ... Read more

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My brother has been classified with a learning disability and was given a laptop by his elementary school to help him improve his learning. After he graduated, he got to keep it and he has taken really good care of it throughout his first year of highschool.

He got a virus on it today, and I am trying to remove it for him but we can't install a virus protection program or use system restore because he doesn't have administrative access.

I went to his elementary school, but they directed us to HP who seem unable to help me.

Do you know how I can remove this virus for him without having privileges to install anything?
 

A:Administrative access on computer

Does your brother have the admin account?

does he have a password for it?
 

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Please help after I fail at the administrative password my computer says system disabled then has a number 94254529. Please help

A:My computer says it needs an administrative password. After ...

Hi: Restart the PC and enter this unlock passcode... 21132509

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Software is Windows XP Professional.

The first error message I received was:

Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
(Windows root)\system32\hal.dll
Please re-install a copy of the above file.

I then tried to repair the boot.ini file using

bootcfg /rebuild

After re-booting, I received the error message:

Windows could not start becuaes of a computer disk hardward configuration problem

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

-I tried running checkdsk also and it said "Volume has one or more unrecoverable problems"

Computer is a Dell Dimension 390.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Sounds like your hard drive is dying... You will have to get a replacement
 

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Hi all,

Here's what's happened...

i have Windows 7 on a 500GB SATA hd running fine.

Yesterday I decided to install Windows XP Pro SP3 on a spare 160GB SATA HDD which I have, and I did this via the notebook upgrade bay (2nd HDD caddy) where the DVD drive would be. I left my 500GB internal (Windows 7) HDD in the computer and during the XP setup DVD specified for it to install on the 160GB HDD.

The problem is every time I boot my computer, it tries to boot XP.. even if i change the boot sequence or try to manually boot the internal HDD from the boot menu...

i tried to remove the 160GB XP hard drive hoping that this would leave the computer to boot the 500GB Windows 7 x64 OS... But instead i get this message on the screen..

"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
Please check the documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information."

Can anyone give me any advice on what I need to do to be able to boot properly into my Windows 7 HDD again?

I have Hirens BootCD at my disposal and have managed to boot into Windows 7 fine using the option presented on the first screen. After a reboot the message above returns...

Many thanks in advance,

A:Computer disk hardware configuration problem (Windows 7 boot)

UPDATE: I have also tried to run a startup repair from more than one Windows 7 installation DVDs and get the message: "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible with the version of Windows you are trying to repair".

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My WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION does not start up in normal mode. I get a black screen, and have to select from two choices of windows xp home edition at the bottom of the screen to open my computer.
I've typed msconfig and selected normal mode and it still doesn't work.
Also I got this error message: windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
I'm a newbie at computers and don't understand the technical jargon. I wonder if some one could explain it in simple terms, so I could understand it.
I don't have a windows WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION CD-Rom to use recovery console. How can I fix this without a windows cd-rom?
I have Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 2002

A:windows could not start because of computer disk hardware configuration problem

have you put any new hdd's in, or left a usb drive/ipod/mp3 player in the pc.
otherwise your hdd might have issues,
the recovery console is downloadable and burnable but id check the first 2 options first.

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hey guys, hoping someone can help me out, having a problem with my machine.

i have a desktop running vista 64, and a laptop running xp sp3.

my sister dropped the laptop and on startup the laptop said "no operating system".

i presumed the hard drive was broke so i replaced it with a new 320gb one and tried to reinstall xp. the install errored during the xp installation and got a blue stop message. on restart xp booted and seemed to be ok for a few hours. then i got another stop message so presumed the installation was corrupted and decided to format abd re install. the hard drive wouldnt format so i took it out and put it into my 2.5 portable sata case and formatted it with my desktop. when i put it back in the laptop i couldnt install xp. the drive wasnt being read, so i decided to put it back into my portable case and formatted it again using my vista desktop.

i booted the desktop with my xp disk and when asked which drive to install xp on, chose my portable hard drive. the installation was about 35% when i went downstairs. when i got back up the vista dekstop was desplaying the following message:

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.

since then i cant get the vista machine to boot up, it constantly ... Read more

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Looks to me like the first priority is to save your files. Try this procedure ( Computer First Aid Using Knoppix ) - but you have to set the BIOS boot sequence to boot from CD once you have burnt the Knoppix CD.

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Hi every bodyI downloaded Windows 7 32bit (no key yet), I've tried upgrading Windows Vista SP1 but when step 2 (expandeing files) reaches 21% the installation stops with following error "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed."I tried to install Windows 7 in a new partition but the process reaches 27% this time and stops with same error.I've reformatted my hard disks completely and installation process reaches 99% then stops with same error.I checked BIOS settings and found only DVD and HDD listed (no third option).the Microsoft suggestion about the registry tweaking did not apply for me (and I tried to install a fresh copy from scratch).I'm using 2 HDD in RAID0 configuration and works OK with Windows Vista, I did load the drivers to Windows 7 during installation but still getting same problem, any suggestion???

A:Windows (7) could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed.??

Simple solution found for Dual Boot errors!
 
 Here is an update. Since no one else has seemed to find a solution I actually managed to find my own. Just to recap you on what had happened to me, I was trying to dual boot Windows 7 x64 with Windows Vista Ultimate x64. Somewhere in my use with Vista my BCD was corrupt/deleted and caused this error to appear. (Windows could not update your computer's boot configuration.) After searching my computer I found the registry settings were correct, and file access to the folder that contained the BCD was correct, However my BCD was corrupt/missing and so I was unable to finish the installation and get my computer to dual boot. I found this out by typing bcdedit.exe in command with admin access and it gave me the warning "BCDedit.exe could not be run. BCD is either corrupt or missing".
 
In order to fix this it was quite simple. I had to use the original installation disc for vista to repair my computer's boot files. Unfortunately I didnt have an install disc that would work with vista since I purchased mine before SP1 came out, so in order to repair it I had to create a slipstream disc with the SP1 updates added to it. after repairing I instantly was able to see both Windows 7 and Windows Vista in my boot manager when I restarted my computer. I easily fixed and finished installation with out a hitch, and I'm now staring at internet explorer inside of Windows 7 typing this message. I hope this will help anyone else ou... Read more

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Hi,

After Power Shutdown my system does not boot. That show the following error message.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
Then,

I try to boot the OS CD, that show the following Error message.

Boot Failure
Press any Key to Continue

I try the another system Hard Disk and DVD drive in my problem system that also show the same Error message.
Is it any hardware failure in mother board?

Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo 2.93 Ghz
RAM - 1 GB
Mother Board - Intel DG41RQ
Hard Disk - 500 GB Seagate
DVD - Samsung DVD RW
OS - Windows XP sp3
Anybody support me

Thank You
Ramanan

A:Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem

Did you change any bios settings, update the bios or clear the CMOS before this started?

Check the mode setting for the Sata controller in the bios, is it set to AHCI/Raid or IDE(legacy)?

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Hi all,

I have been pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to fix my computer. The problem started today and goes as follows: Whenever I try to start my machine up, it gives me the message "windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem". I have tried formatting, reformatting, and doing that some more. I have tried using the command chkdsk /r in the XP recoverty console. I don't know exactly what's up with my disk. I believe I cought some sort of virus or something that modified my hd perhaps. But, anyways, I can't even install XP (Home or Professional) because after it finishes formatting and copying the necessary files to the HD, it reboots and just goes back to this same error. I am out of idea so please ANYONE'S help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem...

Try downloading the diagnostic software provided by the manufacturer of the drive - for example, Seagate provide SeaTools and Maxtor provide PowerMax - I know others do the same.

Follow the instructions carefully to run a check of the hard drive and see if this sheds any further light on the issue.

Regards,
 

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Hi, Im trying to install Windows xp onto a netbook-EEE pc 1005, using flashdrive. I have tried many methods of installation, including things like wintoflash and others. I just cant get it to work. I keep gettting the error listed below.

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the sleected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

I Get this error before i can select to install windows xp home edition, i see it for a split second then get this error. Could it be in the bios?

My boot device priority has my hdd to boot first which is correct.

My ide configuration has my ATA/IDE configuration set as Ehanced.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks alot!
 

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My laptop is running Windows 7 32 bit. I just purchased a new computer and it is running Windows 7 64 bit. Can I use the Easy Transfer option to transfer apps and data from old to new?

A:Easy transfer windows 32 bit to windows 64 computer?

We see problems with WET so I would not use it. It can lose data and reimports Appdata settings which are corruption path into a new install.

Instead sort your files into User folders, then drag each to external HD or flash stick. On the new PC, open each User folder, on Organize tab Select All, drag the group to the corresponding User folder on Explorer bar. Don't release the left click hold until it confirms in hypertext where you are copying them.

To see how to back up other important items look over these steps which would also give you a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 with out the crippling factory bloatware which interferes with Win7.

At the minimum afterwards I would Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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I have a Samsung laptop a few years old - Core i7, 2TB HDD, 8gb Memory. It was supplied with Windows 7 and I have the W7 installation dvd that came with it.

Over the years I have booted from this DVD and re-installed a fresh copy of W7 several times with no problems whatsoever.

A few months ago I succumbed and upgraded to Windows 10 - no problems - it all ran fine.

I wanted to go back to W7 so I deleted all partitions on the HDD, booted from the W7 DVD as usual. Selected country:UK and created a new partition on the HDD (whole of the HDD). Files were copied to the HDD in the usual manner, Windows 7 installed up to 100%, then onto features etc. The installation went with no problems up to the fourth step - installing updates. I though it was a few seconds away from completion and re-boot. However, I then got the message 'Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration'.

Repeated several times, deleting and re-creating partition on the disk but the same happened.

In the end, I installed Windows 10 on the HDD by booting from a USB stick with W10 on and it installed no problems.

Anyone got any idea what it going on? It looks like my install of W10 has changed the disk somehow so W7 cannot ever be installed again on the disk.

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My hijack log is listed, following the details of my computer issue.

One day, out of the blue, a few months ago, I realized I was locked out of performing ANY functions that you need administrative access to accomplish. Have no idea how or why this happened. Can't even change my clock on my own computer, and cannot remove any unneeded or undesirable programs, can't access control panel at all, don't even know where it went. It is no longer listed in my start menu at all. I don't know where it went.

I've been putting this off for so long now, cause I've been busy, etc. But this is ridiculous, I need access to my own computer. Lately, my computer has been taking a while to load pages, as well. I performed an error check, and defragmented, but it's not seeming to help. I believe I need to get rid of some harmful programs which somehow got on my computer. Please help!! I can't even figure out how to log in to my administrative account.

From what I remember, when I set this dell computer up, about 2 years ago, I allowed my own personal account to allow me all my administrative duties and abilities, and had a password to login, upon start up, the only other account was a guest account with no pass, and no access to admin. Now, I don't even know how the administrative control was stolen away from me. There was no problem, up until a few months ago. It's my computer and nobody else uses it, it must have been a hacker???

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A:Locked Out Of Administrative Control On My Own Computer!!!!

Hi Chill_Chick

Please read this post completely before begining the fix. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Please ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.


IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DON'T MISS A STEP & PERFORM EVERYTHING IN THE RIGHT ORDER.


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We will begin with ComboFix.exe. Please visit this webpage for download links, and instructions for running the tool:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix


Please ensure you read this guide carefully and install the Recovery Console first.

The Windows Recovery Console will allow you to boot up into a special recovery (repair) mode. This allows us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware. It is a simple procedure that will only take a few moments of your time.

Once installed, you should see a blue screen prompt that says:

The Recovery Console was successfully installed.

Please continue as follows:Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.
Click Yes to allow ComboFix to continue scanning for malware.
When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

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I have HP TouchSmart 610 desktop pc Windows 7 SP 1 and my windows OS was activated 2 years ago without any probem.   Several days ago a pop up alert started showing up saying "this computer isn't running genuine Windows."An option exists to "resolve online now."After clicking on that a message comes up saying "validation process cannot continue because your web browser may not be configured to run the required script." To continue with validation please do the following:1. Click "Validate now" to run the alternate validation process [optimized for browsers unable to run original validation script.]2. When prompted click Save, or run this program from its original location.When I click "Validate now" the message says "What do you want to do with legitcheck.hta?"size: 2.56KB  from: www.microsoft.com So  I choose run this file and after open window from Microsoft - Install genuine Windows with this information - Files that Windows needs to work properly have been modified, removed, or disabled. To resolve, you need to install genuine Windows.  I called today Microsoft Activation Center and Support - I give them COA code - They said that my OS windows 7 home  - is OEM version - so I need to contact HP support with this problem.  I check Start/Computer/Properties/Windows Activation - and there is - Windows is Activated I also clean up my pc using instruction from bleepingcomputer.com so there are no any viruses ... Read more

A:my HP computer saying my Windows 7 copy is not genuine

This has been known to happen for some unknown reason and sometimes resolves itself after a couple of boots. Tryrecreating the Licensing Store.Recreate the Licensing Store1) Click Start button.2) Type: CMD.exe into the 'Search programs and files' field3) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator4) Type: net stop sppsvc (It may ask you if you are sure, select yes)Note: the Software Protection service may not be running, this is ok.5) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform6) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar7) Type: cd %windir%\system328) Type: net start sppsvc9) Type: slui.exe10) After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.If you are asked for your Key, use the one on the COA sitcker on eht machine's case

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This may seem like a studpid questions but I do not wish to render my old machine useless if I transfer settings and files from my old Vista machine to the new Vista macgine. I was hoping I could use the WET to set the Vista setting in my new machine. It would saved me a lot of time.
 
Everything I read said it will "move" not "copy" the settings and files. I just need to know it will not remove the files and settings from the old machine but only copy them.

A:Windows Easy Transfer - does it move or copy the files and settings from the old machine?

Hi
 
It 'copies' the files and settings.
 
All of the files and settings will remain intact on the old system.
 
Hope this helps.
 If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.By marking a post as Answered, you help others find the answer faster.

Ronnie Vernon Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience

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yes or no ?? the XP Pro computer is missing this file...Can the XP Home browseui.dll file replace the XP Pro browseui.dll file ?/ any help is appreciated
 

A:Can I copy the browseui.dll file from XP Home computer to XP Pro computer ?

They should be exactly the same. After copying it to the system32 directory, register it.

Start > Run:

regsvr32 browseui.dll
 

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lots og things changed after the damn thing happened. Hye,Im buzzlair. After those hijack thing happened lots of changes happend to my administrative rights. CMD disabled. regedit cant be access and many more. but most of the thing i have restored. this is the most complicated. although i google it so many time craving for answers, still cant found the solution. Hurmm.... i wonder if you professionals can do sumtin with this.How to enable those things back.!!!?Thank you for your emmidiate cooperation.

A:Computer Hijacked - Need To Restore Administrative Rights

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

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Hey guys I'm trying to just simply remote shutdown a computer on my network, but I think I must have administrator privileges on the remote computer to do it, but I don't know how to have administrator privileges on a computer other than the one I'm logged in to at the time.
I'm running windows XP. Please help, I already have a basic home network setup.
 

A:How do I gain administrative privileges on a network computer?

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The computer it is currently installed on doesn't work anymore. (I couldn't fit that in the title. I know that retail licenses only permit for the copy of Windows 7 to be activated/genuine on one computer.)

I have a retail copy of Windows 7. It was used to upgrade a laptop from Windows XP to Windows 7. I still have that laptop. That laptop, however, is broken (motherboard problem). I'm aware that there is a way to deactivate Windows 7 via cmd, but I can't do that on a computer that can't turn on. Is there a way to use this retail copy of Windows 7 on my new computer without deactivating it on the old one? Or am I screwed, and need to buy a new copy?

A:Activating a retail copy of Windows 7 on a second computer.

No, it should work. As long as you have activated on another computer recently, and that old computer doesn't come back on and start checking in, you shouldn't have any issues.

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Hello!

I tried getting help for this from the Adobe forum however the person there who helped me didn't even understand what the heck I was telling him so I need help from you guys.

It all started with trying to update my Flash Player. The update program alerted me to the presence of a new update but claimed the need for administrative privilege to execute.

This is unprecedented. In my use of a "guest" account in my copy of Windows Home Premium X64 I have always been able to install programs without administrative privilege.

So I attempted to find the file responsible for these updates but could not (so as to elevate the process).

I downloaded the installer again and ran it as admin. It still failed.

I got tipped off to an offline installer that has everything in it and tried running that as admin. It still claims "process not elevated".

I tried installing the Bing desktop. I ran as admin. It claims to not have admin privilege.

Apparently I must find a way to change accounts to full administrator mode but found out that Windows Vista and newer "hide" this account.

I found the way to enable it.

You bring up a command prompt with admin privilege and type "net user administrator /active:yes".

NOW WINDOWS TELLS ME THAT MY ADMIN PRIVILEGE EXECUTION OF CMD.EXE LACKS ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGE!!!!!!!!

Without resolution this problem will end up forcing me to buy Windows 8, an operating system I want to avoid if at all possible.
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A:Serious administrative privilege problem affecting computer security

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Having two major issues with my computer at the moment, it's not a year old yet so still under warranty until september 22nd. One is, over a period of time, when I start my computer up and go to desktop, its REALLY slow and sluggish, and i have to restart it for it to be fast again, and two is, i started my computer up today and got this "your copy of windows is not genuine" pop up. Any info? Thanks!

Specs

GTX 260 SLI Config
Windows 7 Regular
6GB Ram
I7 920 Quad core
ASUS Motherboard: P6T DELUXE V2

A:Computer Sluggish Issues / Copy of Windows is not Genuine

Means your copy of windows is not genuine and did not passed the windows genuine advantage test. Please make sure you have the COA label from microsoft with the serial key

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My husband repairs PC's on the side and makes pretty good money doing it. He has a pretty good clientele going right now. My only question is that we do not have a completely legitimate copy of windows. If I'm understanding correctly, he has to be microsoft certified in order to obtain a legitimate copy? He gets a lot of PC's that are beyond "repair" so he has to wipe them clean so you can see where a legal copy of windows would come in handy... any advice in this area would be great? At this point he's willing to do what he has to in order to further his knowledge and his computer business. Thanks for your time.

A:Legitimate Copy of Windows & a new computer repair business...

Hi Zoe, Grats on the new business venture and good luck with it. While you may have to have that cerification to obtain certain licensing for using the Windows disks multiple times. You can purchase as many legit copies of Windows as you would like. If I were starting my own computer business I would certainly purchase a copy of each Windows program to use for repairs until I were able to get my certification and obtain these licenses. That should at least get you going. I hope this has helped to answer your question and if not let me know as I know someone who has a computer business and may be able to provide you with more information.

Reguards
Patmark

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Having two major issues with my computer at the moment, it's not a year old yet so still under warranty until september 22nd. One is, over a period of time, when I start my computer up and go to desktop, its REALLY slow and sluggish, and i have to restart it for it to be fast again, and two is, i started my computer up today and got this "your copy of windows is not genuine" pop up. Any info? Thanks!

Specs

GTX 260 SLI Config
Windows 7 Regular
6GB Ram
I7 920 Quad core
ASUS Motherboard: P6T DELUXE V2
 

A:Computer Sluggish Issues / Copy of Windows is not Genuine

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Having two major issues with my computer at the moment, it's not a year old yet so still under warranty until september 22nd. My first issue that began appearing a few weeks ago is when I start my computer up and go to desktop, its REALLY slow and sluggish, and i have to restart it for it to be fast again and actually normal, and two is, i started my computer up today and got this "your copy of windows is not genuine" pop up, even though I got it from the windows free upgrade last year around December. I clicked okay, and just went on with my day, I googled it and I wasn't getting any other pop up's or restrictions that it said it was suppose to do. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

Specs

GTX 260 SLI Config
Windows 7 Home Premium
6GB Ram
I7 920 Quad core
ASUS Motherboard: P6T DELUXE V2
Sidenote: I tried to launch Combofix, to see if I have any malware, rootkits, and it said it wasn't able to be used on my OS?!?! I usually use Malware bytes, CCleaner and Norton Antivirus to clean my computer up.

A:Computer Sluggish Issues / Copy of Windows is not Genuine

Combofix will not work on your 64bit OS.

What was the last thing you downloaded off the Internet?

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Will this work if I install it on the XP now and then run it to move files over to 7 later? I am asking because I have the XP on my netbook at my place and the files are to go on my mom's Win7 which is at her place.Edit: Split from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511628/windows-easy-transfer-from-windows-xp-computer-to-windows-7-computer/. ~ Animal

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to Windows 7

Can you please elaborate on what sort of files you want to transfer? A cloud service such as Box or Dropbox might be a better solution.

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