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Deactivate Windows 7 VLK from my old computer and reuse to new computer ...

Q: Deactivate Windows 7 VLK from my old computer and reuse to new computer ...

In my office I am using windows 7 professional VLK from 7 years .. now i decided, i should scrap my old cpu and buy a new one. so i want to remove my windows 7 pro. license from my old computer. my VMAT showing i have 23 remaining activision count.
if i format a new computer and install that license key it will use that remaining count. that i dont want . how i remove that windows 7 VLS license from my old computer and reuse it ?

if i remove license from old computer will it increase my vmat activision count ??

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Hi, So i have just built my own custom PC and i have been have alot of problems with it, such as loads of different BSOD's and some other problems and have have been trying to fight them for a while now with no avalie so im thinking about just wipeing my HDD and starting fresh. I was just wondering if i can reuse the Windows 7 Key on the same computer.
On a plus note i got the OEM version of Windows 7 will that make any difference?

A:Can you reuse windows 7 Keys on the same computer?

Normally the same key can be used on the same machine even though it is an OEM version.
If yuu have to call to register the code, they are pretty good about it especially if you tell them you had
to reformat the hard disk. I have never had a problem with microsoft verification in these cases.


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Just bought a new computer and prematurely entered my Office 2007 product code on the preinstalled trail version included. Now I plan on returning the computer (long story), does this mean I will now lose 1 of the 3 allowable installs of Office '07? I plan on deleting everything before the return, so maybe that will retain my 3 user licenses?

A:Can you reuse Office 2007 product key on returned computer?

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How can I deactivate a dead computer?

I'd like to put my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate up for sale, but the computer it was on died. I replaced it with a Windows 8 notebook, so I can't really install it on another computer just to deactivate it.

Any ideas?

A:Deactivate a Dead Computer?

You dont need to deactivate it. The only Windows 7 you can sell is a retail version that includes the COA sticker and product key.

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I upgraded my laptop to Windows7, but it has had numerous graphics problems. Getting a new laptop and want to use the windows7 upgrade on an old desktop. Does anyone know if I can do this? I'm reloading the old laptop with factory install vista and then sending it to a recycle outfit.

A:reuse windows 7 upgrade

Hello dbeethe, welcome to Seven Forums!

If you want to do a clean 'new' install of Windows 7 with an Upgrade installer you don't have to install Vista first, have a look at this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

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XP Pro, SP2....just started using Outlook and when clicking on email links, if I had a TSG web page open, when I clicked on the next email message link, the window would open in the SAME one. I have checked the setting to reuse same window, so I must be missing something else

A:Solved: Reuse IE windows

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I installed windows XP in C:\, I installed allProgram Files in D:\. Is there is any way to reuse the same installed program files or softwares when again reinstalling the Windows XP in Same C:\ drive

A:Installed Programs reuse in Windows XP

Most programs , No.

There are registry settings and other places where program data are stored, they have to be created by reinstalling the software.


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Yesterday I bought a windows key but I downloaded the 32 bit version of windows 8. I have now the iso. file of windows 8 64 bit, but can I use the same key?

A:Reuse my recently purchased windows key

Hello Daniel, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The product key number is good for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions, but you can of course only have one activated at the same time.

You would need to do a clean install to the 64-bit though.

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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I am buying a new PC to repalce my old one and I wanted to know, is it possible to use the Windows 7 install disk from my old PC on the new PC?

A:Can you reuse the Windows 7 install disc on a new PC?

The disc yes, the licence it depends. Is Windows 7 a retail or OEM licence?

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Sometime back I told to find the subject of my thread in IE>Properties>Advanced and remove the check mark. I did just that and it worked. I am on a new PC I have just bought and I am continuing to use Windows98SEbut this option is not shown on this machine. I want that option, so how can I get it??? I like being able to open a new window without closing the old one and I prefer not to use File>New. Any help? TIA.
BTW, the same CD was used to install the OS in both the old and new PC!!

A:Reuse windows for launching shortcut


On the Windows 98SE pc, which version of Internet Explorer are you running?

Also, go to Run and type REGEDIT
Navigate to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Look for AllowWindowReuse. Is there a (0) or (1) after it?



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I just did a system restore on my Asus netbook since it was going crazy. So, I tried installing the Windows 7 Home Premium that I bought when I got the computer but it isn't working. Any suggestions?

A:How can I reuse my Windows 7 Home Premium product key?

Hello and welcome to the forums crosbykristen!

What do you mean by 'it isn't working'?

Are you referring to the key from the COA that is on the bottom of your laptop ?

The laptop's not booting up properly?

Please be more specific with the problem, thanks in advance!

EDIT:- Also if you could fill up your system specs using this tutorial please.

System Info - See Your System Specs

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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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I have to deactivate the product key of Windows 8 pro that I bought from one laptop and install it onto other computer. How do I deactivate the pro version over the plain version of win 8.



A:Deactivate windows 8 pro

You will need to do a clean install of Windows 8 HP.


We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.
Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8

Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

You can order OEM Recovery disks from your OEM manufacturer's website.

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I'm going to reinstall Windows 7. Do I need to deactivate my Windows 8 license first ? I've had to reinstall Windows once and I couldn't activate my license without contacting Microsoft. How do I do this ?


A:How do I deactivate Windows 8 ?

You can just reinstall windows 7, then your windows 8 license will get deactivated.

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Hey all,
As part of an attempt to not have to buy a new laptop, I am taking this hard drive (hdd A for referrence) out of my computer and hooking it up to my laptop via a firewire external enclosure, and hooking up my old hdd (hdd b) back to this computer. My question, hdd A has xp installed, but since im hooking it up to my laptop, i dont need it to have windows on it...is there anyway to remove windows without having to lose my data (i.e. video/music files?) Or if i want to format B and put the windows from A back onto it (i know..this is getting confusing) :-D Basically, is there a way to deactivate the windows on hdd a so i can use it on hdd b?

A:deactivate windows?

If you want to have the drive as a secondary, you can just do so. You’ll be able to access all you files from it on the laptop! Windows wont run from the secondary drive, “slave”. As far as I know, you'll run into problems configuring XP to a new hardware set! That if it can be done at all.

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I have Microsoft Dreamspark key for windows 10 but i have already used it on my PC and my friend?s laptop.
Can i deactivate the key on my PC and use it on my laptop (with DOS)
Can i use windows 8 key(from dreamspark) to install windows 10 on my laptop?

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I purchased, installed and registered a genuine copy of windows XP upgrade edition on a desktop a few years ago. Can I uninstall it from that computer and reinstall it on another computer. If this is possible, do I have to notify Microsoft of the switch? If so, who do I contact at Microsoft?

A:Solved: Can I reuse a genuine copy of Windows XP upgrade?

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I was just wondering if my windows 7 installation disc will work on a new hard drive I'm buying to the replace the one that died after I had installed windows 7 on, with the id.
I'm assuming not, just thought I'd ask though.

A:Can I reuse a Windows 7 disc due to hard drive failure?

System manufacturer and model?

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I had installed Windows XP Home Edition on my laptop, and the computer crashed after three months. If I want to install the start up disc onto another computer, can I use the original disc? Or, do I need to burn the Windows Xp Home startup disc to another CD and download from the burned disc?



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Has anybody else had this problem?
I recently installed the latest set of updates to Windows 8.1, dated April 2015, and upon rebooting and configuring, my OS is deactivated. I now have the watermark in the bottom-right corner, and my attempts to activate the system through PC Settings give me an error: "Can't activate at this time. Try again or contact your system administrator."

Well, I AM the System Administrator! What gives? Better yet, any help?

A:Updates deactivate Windows 8.1?

Don't have any deactivations and I updated two machines. However I did get office issues as posted here: Office 365 and updates but that my thread.

Are you sure your copy of Windows was/is legit? I'd imagine it'll only deactivate if the copy is pirated or has never been registered. My guess.

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I would like to either deactivate, or if that is not possible, remove Windows Messenger from my pc. I'm running Windows XP (and MSN Explorer if that matters). Anyone know if there is a safe and easy way to do this? It is not a major need so if it is cumbersome or will impact other programs it is not necessary. Thanks.

A:Windows Messenger - How to Deactivate?

Have a look Here and let us know if that works for you.


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I have Windows 7 Home (retail version). I want to use it in a VM using VirtualBox. When I'm done with whatever it is I'm doing, can I uninstall/deactivate it even though it's running as a VM? Just want to make sure I can use it on another computer at a later date.

I've read through this tutorial: Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows

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I've tried to do some googling on how to do this but nothing was exactly what I was looking for and it all sounded overly complex. Here is my situation:

I am currently running Windows 7 with one hard drive (C).

I have bought all the components for a whole new build. New motherboard bigger HDD a SSD etc. Also Windows 8.

So what I want to do is to plug my current C hard drive into the new computer such that I keep all my files and installed programs but without Windows 7 conflicting with the new Windows 8 that will be installed on the SSD.

So what is the easiest way to do this? If it helps, I'd be satisfied just to deactivate Windows 7 even if I can't recover the space for a while. Also, I need to keep the current hard drive named "C" to prevent conflict with the installed programs, right?

A:Is there a simple way to deactivate Windows 7 for a new build?

Have a look at this:
You could build own ext HD to copy out your personal Data .

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For the past 15 years I built up a file using cardfile.. It is a very old windows program.
Cardfile has been working up until a few days ago.

When I click on my shortcut to cardfile it now goes to Window Cardspace. I somehow must have unintentionally activated Windows Cardspace.

Window Cardspace has wiped out all of the data on cardfile. (I have backups of the data on cardfile but somehow when I try to restore cardfile.exe, it goes to Windows Cardspace and it does not recognize the data. All get is a blank card.

When I go to the control panel and try to remove “Windows Cardpace” the program does not appear.
Windows Cardspace appears as a separate icon on the control panel. That is, it does not appear in the Control Panel and therefore I cannot remove or de-activate it.

Would anyone please tell me how I can get rid of Windows Cardspace.

A:How to delete or deactivate Windows Cardspace ?

cardfile.exe was originally included with w3.1, [a 16 bit app]
[somebody telling their age here?]
this might help you to figure out exporting the data:
for a replacement, the only thing i found that was simple like cardfile,
you might look at this:
Express Notes Information Organiser v1.02
License: Freeware | Price: $0.00 | Size: 104 KB
Platform: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
if it HAS been working for you,
you might try un-installing, then re-installing,

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I have a Toshiba laptop that came with Win 7 Home premium 64-bit. I installed Win 7 Pro 64-bit on top of Home Premium. Now I want to but a new laptop and move Win 7 Pro to the new laptop. Do I have to deactivate the Win 7 Pro? If so how do I do that?

A:deactivate windows 7 in order to reinstall on another PC

You must uninstall Pro by installing another OS over it or format it
Then just install in the new computer.
You can install as many times as you like but one computer at a time.

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Was thinking of switching 5400RPM for SSD because i feel its way too slow. Wondering if I have to deactivate my Windows 10 Key before I do a fresh start?

A:Do I need to deactivate my Windows Product Key before I swit...

CasualRisk Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about your Win10 activation question and wanted to help. In Win10, the product key is stored in the UEFI firmware of the motherboard.  Since you're not changing that, you're not going to risk deactivating it. Furthermore, the activation key is stored on the MS Activation servers, and that information is NOT tied to the HDD or SDD that you are using.  I can confirm this because once I got Win10 working the way I wanted, I migrated it from an HDD to an SDD and nothing changed -- except the performance got a lot better! Good Luck========================================================================I am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.---------------------------------------------------------------If my posts helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks.If my posts solved your problem please click "Accept As Solution".========================================================================

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Hi,I want to deactivate the windows softkey that is underneath my display.

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How do I deactivate my serial code whenever I want to format my PC, so that it resets the limit of how many times I can enter it?


A:How do I deactivate a Windows 7 Serial code?

Hello Draymon,

There's nothing you can do to reset how many times you have activated with your product key number. That information is held and controlled by the Microsoft activation servers.

Formating the computer will remove the key number from that computer. You could also use the tutorial below to remove a key number from a computer without formatting it. This still doesn't change what's on the MS activation servers though.

Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows

Hope this helps,

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I have 3 displays attached to my WINXP home system. The windows will de-activate randomly. By deactivate, I mean the active bar at the top of the window will dim
and the task block at the bottom of the window will dim also. I have to mouse click the window to make it active again. This happens randomly.... even if I am keying into an application such as EMAIL or my word processor. This also happened when I had only ONE display attached.

I have automatic updates enabled so I believe my software is up to date.


Ted in Atlanta

A:Application windows deactivate randomly.

Something else is trying to take focus of your window - possibly something running in the background or system tray. Try running Ad-Aware or Spybot and remove whatever they find, as well as doing a virus scan.

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Hi all,

I bought the Family Pack (3 computer license) when it was first commercially available. I initially installed one license each on my new desktop computer and a Toshiba notebook. Much later I installed the third license on my home theater computer.

Now, I would like to deactivate Windows 7 on the Toshiba notebook and go back to the factory install of Vista prior to selling it. Then, I want to BootCamp that license on my MacBook Pro.

Is Microsoft notified in some way that an install has been deactivated? Will the activation on the MacBook installation be painless?

I have no problem with phone activation, but not doing anything special aside from typing in the key helps to keep life dull and boring.


A:Windows 7 Family Pack - Deactivate one installation

You may have to call in next time you use the key, but so long as it's legitimate and only on one machine you shouldn't have trouble getting it activated again.
They may make you call it in during activation because they will register the change in hardware profile connected to the key you have.

They aren't ridiculously tight about it like they were with xp, but they will want to ensure the key is only in use on ONE MACHINE.

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I followed this tutorial: Product Key Number - Uninstall and Deactivate in Windows
on my netbook so I can use the copy of Windows on my new laptop. Does using the command shown in the tutorial somehow send a "signal" to Microsoft letting them know the key was deactivated?

I had no issues in activating Windows on the laptop, I'm just curious.

A:uninstall/deactivate Windows key tutorial question

Please notice, the below is just how I have understood this and how Microsoft phone support has it explained for me. It must not be factual information, however I have used this method successfully. I have had two times a situation where activation on a new computer has failed first but worked on another try when the key was first uninstalled on old computer.

First, be sure you are online. Get your activation ID on "old" PC with slmgr /dlv:
Now run the uninstall command with your activation ID on an elevated command prompt:
As far as I have understood this, running the uninstall command without activation ID only removes the product key from local Windows setup. To "release" the product key completely you need to add the activation ID.


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Since I installed a new printer, my computer (Windows XP Home, SP2), while booting, displays a welcome page on which I have to click on my name (I don't have to type in a password since I don't have one) in order to access Windows. I find it a nuisance and would like to deactivate it so that the computer boots and loads Windows without me having to click first. How do I do so? Also, I am afraid of getting locked out of my computer if I fumble around with the user account settings. I am the only user of the computer.

A:Solved: Windows XP Home: how do I deactivate the welcome page?

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Hi all,

Just contemplating the new Windows 10 upgrade. A bit hesitant, but I'm always one to try new things.

My question is that if I do run the upgrade to Win10 and don't like it, can I go back to Win7 using my old Serial Key, or does that key reassign to Win10 and am I stuck with 10?

Also, is it better to just hit the upgrade button, or should I format/reinstall 7 to a fresh install, then do the upgrade?


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I reformat my laptop, however i used a downloaded version of Windows 7 cracked (which is not genuine). When i bought my laptop it comes with a product license, and i wrote it down before i reformat. Now i cant seem to find where i should enter the product key. I think it was disabled or something because the copy is cracked. Even in My Computer>Properties the genuine logo is nowhere to be found. I went to this site www.microsoft.com/genuine/validate/ and tried validating but upon scanning it suddenly stops and got an error. What i want is to make sure that my pc is telling me that my windows 7 copy is genuine since my pc should be. So is there a certain software to uncrack or deactivate this copy of windows so that i can enter my product key or is there another workaround.

A:Solved: Uncrack/deactivate windows 7 to enter the product key

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I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

A:Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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Hello there,

I have an eight year old Gateway computer. It is just a regular, single home desktop. It has Windows XP Home Edition, 1.25 GB of RAM (originally had 256MB of RAM and I added two sticks of 512MB of RAM). I updated my computer to Service Pack 2 using Microsoft's Windows Update. My internet speed is about 6 - 8 MB's per second (cable).

Here is my problem: When I do not use my computer, it automatically starts to load like crazy. All I hear is the churning inside my PC's tower, but nothing comes up on the screen. After 30 seconds to 1 minute, the churning goes away. Also, when it churns, I see the hour glass next to the arrow on the screen. This happens once in a while, but it is suspicious. My computer hasn't been running like it used to, so I'm concerned if there are any viruses/trojans/malware/spyware deep inside my computer that are hiding from my numerous virus/spyware scans.

Also, when this problem started, I noticed that my Internet Explorer 7 has been scrolling up and down choppy on a lot of websites. Right now, if I scroll up and down this message body where I am typing this message, it will be sluggish. But, if I scroll Tech Support's website, it is not sluggish. Even when I highlight this text, it is sluggish to highlight. Websites like -- YouTube -- forget it. Very slow and I can't even play YouTube's HD videos as they are very choppy.

I would like to know from the experts if there is anything suspicious on my computer that shou... Read more

A:Windows XP Home -- Computer Slow At Times; Computer Randomly Loads In Idle

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three-five days this thread will be closed.

With Regards,

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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).


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Hello to everyone on bleepingcomputers.com,

First off, I would like to apologize in advance if I've posted in the wrong forum..I would also like to mention that my computer skills/knowledge are average at best..So, I apologize for making things more complicated for everyone.

I will try to describe my situation as brief and accurate as possible..I recently had my computer infected by a terrible Trojan Virus (Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic)..I had help from someone, to remove the Trojan from my computer..They guided me through certain steps like MBR Check, DDS, Rootkit Unhooker, ComboFix, OTL, etc..After guiding me through all the necessary steps, my computer was declared clean..Unfortunately after the clean, my computer wasn't performing properly..It was extremely slow/sluggish, when opening apps and connecting to the internet..I also had Windows Firewall shutting OFF, from time to time..I was then told at this point, to do a fresh install of Windows XP..Which brings me to my current problem..I've performed a fresh install twice, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why my computer feels like it's still infected..After the first fresh install of Windows XP I ran a scan with Malewarebytes Anti-Malware and it found:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 7032

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

06/07/2011 8:23:28 AM
mbam-log-2011-07-06 (08-23-28).txt

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A:Removed Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic from my computer and had to do a fresh install of Windows XP..However, I think my computer is...

Couple of questions to start with...

1. When you reinstalled Windows, was it clean installation, including formatting hard drive?
2. Was your computer physically connected to the net during reinstallation?
3. Did you put any backed up files back on freshly installed Windows?

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I am trying to export my Windows Mail messages and contacts on one computer to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 on a different computer. The computer with Windows Mail is a Vista Home Premium 32bit and I want to move it to the one with Outlook 2007 which is a Vista Home Premium 64bit. I have the file exported into a .pst file but I keep getting an error code: 0x80070021 when I attempt to copy the .pst folder to an external drive in order to move the folder to the other computer. HELP~

A:Exporting Windows Mail Messages from one computer to Outlook 2007 on another computer

Hi vbgirlati,
I'm not quite sure if this will help; but you should take a look at it anyway. How to migrate to Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista | Windows Vista for Beginners
I just went through a similar situation, although not the same as yours.
Best of luck,

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computer reset back to windows 8 lost all of my info on my computer anyway to recover

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Computer has not been working good for several weeks. It keeps shutting down and giving me a blue screen of death. Some days it will happen within minutes of logging in other times it won't happen for several hours or if I am lucky a day or two.  Right now I am logged under safe mode because it has been happening so much. Would appreciate some help with this issue. Thanks!! 

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A:Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
Choose load setup/optimized defaults... Read more

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First off, my computer recently had its motherboard/video card replaced. It is a dell xps l501x. The issues with the colored lines began before the mother board was replaced. Thus, I do not believe a faulty motherboard is the problem.

These lines are thin and occur on the top centimeter of the screen. They are made up of many colors and sort of look like squiggles going horizontally across the page.

Also my computer will not sleep properly. When the computer is put to sleep the screen will go black, but the fan will continue to run and led backlit keyboard will remain on. They begin immediately after the dell logo comes on. I also get 5 bluegreen dots appear in the top left hand corner of the screen.

The lines do not always appear, its is sort of hit or miss with my computer.

I have performed a system restore and and wiped the hard drive. This did not remedy either of the situations.

I am not sure how to proceed as it cannot be the motherboard or hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

A:Computer gets colored lines on top of screen computer will not boot windows 7

Your screen connector cable might be loose on the end that is connected to the screen. Try moving the laptop while it is running or move the screen to see if it worsens or gets better to confirm.

Also update all System Drivers mainly graphics drivers by going to Dell.com Support>Drivers look for the model number Version of Windows including 64bit or 32 bit download the drivers and install.
If Windows does not boot try booting in "Safe Mode" by tapping the F8 button as soon as you press the power button. Select "Safe Mode" in the options screen.

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Can some one tell me how to give a specific computer in our small network 100% full access to my Windows 7 computer?  We have a windows NT based CNC machine(I'll call that the CNC) that is having a hard time communicating with my Windows 7 computer(I'll
call that the PC).  When I had windows XP I easily found a spot to enter the IP address of the CNC and that seemed to do the trick but, in windows 7 there is about 8 zillion different options and I am not sure where to achieve what I am trying to achieve. 
The folder the CNC needs to see, on the PC, is already shared.  The CNC can access the shared folder but it forgets that it is available every time it is shutdown.  The NT machine essentially sees it as a mapped drive.  Every morning I have
to retell it where the drive is. 

A:How do I give a specific computer FULL access to a Windows 7 computer?

grmichmush wrote:

Well, prior to trying to somehow boot to windows on the CNC, I went
up into to rafters and restarted the router again.  This AM it
connected just fine.  Will be a few days before I know if it stuck. 
If that does not continue to work,  does NT have a config.sys that I
can put that script in?

That script you put into the
"%systemroot%\system32\repl\import\scripts" directory  (where
%systemroot% is probably "C:\WINNT"). Then you enter the name of the
script e.g. "Win7logon.cmd" into the script property of the user
running your applications on the NT CNC machine ( on the profile tab of
the user properties page [via the user management or computer
management mmc snapins]). Both things you can do remotely from the Win7
PC, if the NT machine's systemdrive is shared and the RPC service is
running on the NT machine.

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I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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