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Q: programs compatible with windows 7?

Bought a new laptop and been having problems with bsod every day, which came up as Driver IRQL not less or equal and further down, tcpip.sys. I left it at the sellers for a check-up and they could find no problems but will be restoring it to default. My question is what programs are safe to install when I get it back? The only programs I had installed on it were PC Tools Spyware Doctor, Norton and Microsoft Office (also normal applications like lastfm and spotify.) Are any of these known to be incompatible with Windows 7? Some forums have been saying bad things about PC Tools, some about Norton, and recommend Microsoft Security Essentials. Can anyone give any input about what programs are better/worse or proven to make the system unstable? Would be much appreciated //Anna

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Preferred Solution: programs compatible with windows 7?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: programs compatible with windows 7?

The error was most likely caused by out of date drivers (more than likely vista drivers) being loaded on the system. We see that here several times a day if not more. Many of the bsod problems in win 7 are either over zealous security programs, or bad drivers. The remaining few generally being caused by bad hard ware. The techs at the seller are rarely properly qualified to diagnose these issues. The people that are get higher paying jobs in the IT sector.

Anyhow if the problem occurs after you get it back you can follow the bsod posting instructions here http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

and let the bsod troubleshooters here have a crack at helping you with it.

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To start, I did a system reboot which completely wiped everything out. When I got my computer back up and running I attempted to reinstall all of my programs such as Office, Norton and my printer, however, I keep getting the same message with each program I attempt to install "this product is not compatible with this version of windows" paraphrased. I used my recovery disk to install, i've entered in the product key several times and it still will not work. attatched are screen shots of the messages I have been getting when trying to install programs. What can I do to get everything back up and running without having to do a full reboot again?

make: HP
Model:a6700y
 

A:Windows Activation (programs not compatible)

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Just wondering what folks are doing now that outlook express is no longer part of the OS. Any email programs out there worth looking into? Any free ones?
Thanks
Dave
 

A:Solved: Recommendations for Windows 7 compatible email programs

Windows live mail is the succesor of outlook express.
Works well.
I am using the 2009 version as the newest version is somewhat
limited and I don't like the interface.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=56883de5-2024-4631-806e-757693072a1c
 

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I have the 32 bit edition of windows xp. I always have had it, and it is the same copy I installed before as well. The problem is that AVG antispyware claims I have a 64-bit edition of Windows(another progam that used to work has an error, I can reproduce it if you want.. not sure if it is the same issue).

AVG antispyware used to work just fine on my computer..


Sysinfo:

Windows XP Home Edition SP2
Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz, 3.19GHz
1 GB RAM

A:Programs not compatible with 64-bit(have 32 bit)

have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling

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I upgraded to win 7 64bit. and now some of my programs won't load due to compatibility issues. Can it be fixed?

A:Programs not compatible

Hello,

You could check online at the programs' website to see if they have an updated compatible version that you could download and install instead.

If not, then you could see if using compatibility mode on the programs may help.

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I cannot get anywhere trying to find information on the MSN web sight, seems it must be for tec's only, I am trying to find out if I can use my Microsoft home publishing suite 2000 (as well as print perfect from COSMI) on my new computer? I had them for Win98, and have wennt to XT home edition. How do you find out what old programs can be used?
 

A:98/XP compatible programs

I'm running 'works2000' which has home publishing in it on an XP pro machine and never experienced any problems with it.
 

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Help me!!! I would very much like to upgrade my laptop operating system from win7 to win10. I have no tried three times, but everytime I am told to remove HP ProtectTools Security Manager. But when follow the instructions, I am told that; "Following products is depending on HP ProtectTools Security Manager:Embedded Security for HP ProtectToolsFile Sanitizeer for HP ProtectToolsTheft Recovery You need to uninstall these before you uninstall HP ProtectTools Security Manager" I am sort of stuck here! What the f... am I supposed to do now!?!?I really do not understand how on earth HP and/or Microsoft haven't addressed this problem, and then posted a "how to" to those of us who are NOT computer geeks (no offense!). Could someone please help me???

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I just got 7 64 bit... my first 64 bit OS, for good reason i guess... I noticed VLC does not exist for it, and Java (at least for browsers such as opera) does not work. I wish i had known this so i could have tried 32 bit instead. What else won't work?

A:64 bit- lack of compatible programs??

Gom and KMP work fine for me in x64, haven't tried VLC yet. X64 systems still run x32 ones.

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My baby runs on Windows XP now, but I remember when I had (was stuck with) Win95, and it had a delightful telephony/fax program called "Aptiva Communications Center". Being on an extremely tight income, would anyone know of a similar freeware package that's compatible to the Canada/U.S. telephone system?

The old IBM is long gone & I tried to transfer the file to my baby (WinXP) but it's like the ol' square-peg-in-round-hole thingy.
 

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The program that I want to uninstall is not compatible with vista and is not listed on the program files therefore I cannot remove it. I have tried system restore to a point before installation but this is coming up with an error so will not restore. Is there any other way? The software I want to remove was for the HP psc 2100 printer.

A:Uninstalling Programs Not Compatible With Vista

Is it an HP PSC 2100 or some other 2100 model? Looks like there are 2105 through 2179 series printers. You need the exact model number. It looks like there are Vista drivers for all of the 2100 series drivers listed. Try http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/prodTop...;cc=us&dlc= and see if it has a compatible driver.

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Im thinking about making the jump...... Still not ready but anyway. Here is the question.

Are these programs working good with vista?

AVG antivirus free version
Comodo Firewall
Firefox
Spybot SD
Google Earth
Winamp
Thunderbird

Thats a few that im worried about not working good with vista? Any word if they are working good with vista?

I know some games are working and some are not which is mainly drivers issues of video cards

Thanks

A:Question. Vista compatible programs?

Hi, before worring too much about programs have you checked out the Vista update advisor download?http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/...mg_id=10008VHb1The programs you have mentioned that work ok on my machine are AVG,FireFox,Google Earth the rest I dont know. As for games be warned some games do not like Vista and run a lot slower under Vista.

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We know that adaware SE is now defunct and spybot is also on the way out of favouritism; what might members suggest to run on a comp with 98se on it from their use of programs are good antimalaware scanning programs? superantispyware is already on board; strangely I cannot yet find a link to avg antimalaware and I beleive that avg antispyware will NOT run on win 98se ?what might those ON win 98se care to suggest to 'support' superantispyware?

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Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition is this operating system compatible with most programs like photoshop 6.0,Printshop and other programs that I have been running with w98 2nd edtion?
I am breaking down and buying a "DELL" but Im worried my web cam"INTELL" will no longer work. Or my Surveyor webcam 32 won't work either. And all the other programs I have been running with w98.
Has the group had experience with programs that will no longer run? If I buy a new computer does that mean all my programs are worthless?
Just wondering before I take the plunge...

puter hater
I know enough to get myself in trouble but not enough to get out!Click to expand...
 

A:Windows® XP Home Edition compatible with most programs?

The adobe stuff will probably need an update to run. Adobe has them on thier website. Photoshop will need to be updated to 6.0.1 (free update)

Not sure about print shop.

Generally, I have not had as much trouble out of software as with hardware. I would research my webcam, printer and any scanner to see if it has XP support.

For Software, you can always try the compatability mode of XP.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q301911
 

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I need to know what anti-virus software is compatible with win xp pro?
 

A:What anti-virus software programs are compatible with win xp pro?

slimdog23
Here is an paragraph from an article listed at
http://www.winplanet.com/winplanet/tips/3502/1
TIP 7. Don't Ask for Virus Problems

Most users have antivirus software installed either at work or home. If you don't, you definitely need to invest, not only in a package of software, but in the subscription to the updates. Office XP is a new product and your antivirus software may not be compatible. All reputable vendors have upgrades to integrate with Office XP. If you are having problems with the latest updates for your antivirus software, contact the software vendor immediately and ask for the update/upgrade that is compatible with Office XP.
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However reviewing many AV products only one lists XP as compatible. Draw your own conclusion upon review. It is possible
the programs can be upgraded or already cover XP but their websites do not mention that.

Yes
Norton
http://www.symantec.com/press/2001/n010921.html

No
Panda
http://www.pandasoftware.com/
McAfee
http://mcafeestore.beyond.com/Product/0,1057,3-18-SN101924,00.html
Inoculate
http://antivirus.cai.com/current_users.htm
AVP
http://www.avp.com.au/nod32/default.html
Command
http://www.commandcom.com/single/single.html
Aladdin
http://www.esafe.com/esafe/desktop/index.asp?cf=tl
Proland
http://www.pspl.com/
Rav
http://www.rav.ro/

Hope that gives you some leads.
Dave
 

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I have an old Compatibles by Compaq scanner/keyboard that worked with win98, but I can't seem to get it to work with XP.
It's connects thru one of my serial ports. Does anyone know how to or if it can work with XP?
 

A:[SOLVED] scanner/keyboard - compatible/not compatible with XP?

see if they put out drivers for xp
i had to replace my scanner because of no drivers for xp
 

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I'm trying to find a way to keep specific programs from being added to my Recent Programs list on my start menu. (In my case, it's to keep programs in my Games folder from showing up since they are already easily found right off of the start menu.)

Reading around I keep seeing the same registry solution ("Add the title as a value to this specific key") but that particular example, as others later say, seems to only work on Vista.

Does anyone know of a method for Windows 7 that has been tested and verified will do the same thing?

A:Hide specific programs from being added to Recent Programs? (Windows 7)

It just occurred to me that I have a program installed (Revo Uninstaller Pro) that is actually doing what I am asking for here. It is a Start Menu shortcut like any other with no additional parameters.

Speaking theoretically, of course, would it be more likely something within the program itself (such as running the program and at the moment of running it deletes the shortcut) or possibly the solution to my problem found maybe in the registry?

I'm just throwing ideas at the wall here.

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I have Windows 7 Prof x64.

My question is, when displaing all software installed and choosing more columns of information to display, they don't stay. For example, choosing Location column. Getting out of the installed programs list and then returning to it, the Location column is gone.

Is there some what to get the columns to be persistent?

Thanks in advance.

A:Question about Windows 7 Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features

The Programs and Features listing is shown to you by the Explorer app. Each time that you open/close the Windows (file) Explorer while viewing a folder (or a special view/list like the Programs and Features listing), Explorer tries to write info to the registry about how Explorer was showing you that folder. Windows (file) Explorer tries to write this "how to display a folder" info at other times besides just closing an Explorer window, but I'll not go into all of that.

Microsoft has not solved the problem that happens when these places in the registry get too big. When this happens, you may see the problem that you are experiencing - that of no longer being able to store the layout/view/column width/column selection/... info in the registry.

Below is video that I made showing registry keys being made. (I'm not suggesting that you mess with the registry.) Notice that new keys are made when visiting the folder named Temp. Deleting this Temp folder does not remove those registry keys. If you close Windows (file) Explorer while viewing a compressed folder (a ZIP file), the Explorer app tries to make keys so that it can remember how it last showed you that folder. If you delete or move that ZIP folder to another location, the original registry keys remain. So you can see how this area of the registry can fill up.

edit: I had to make this video again. I hope that I covered all of the original points.

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Hi, guys.. i have a big problem with my windows xp.. recently the computer has become really really slow.. and programs have been freezing and locking up. Also when i try and print when i use TurboTax everthing just freezes and locks up the computer.. ive tried scanning my computer for viruses, and even tried to system restore but nothing works.. my computer is so slow now.. and i need to get my printer to work with TurboTax badly.. well hope you can help me out... thanks in advance..
 

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Issue abruptly started about 1 week ago. All programs I open freeze and sometimes crash. If I try to copy past, I'll get a "Not responding" from explorer.exe. The only program that works is Steam. I can't scan with Malwarebytes of Spybot as the programs crash. Sometimes I can surf the web for a few minutes before it all crashes again. Tried a system restore, that failed - said it could not restore.

Also startup and shutdown time has increased from about 1 minute each to about 3 minutes each minimum

Here is my DDS log - Attach is attached

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DDS (Ver_2011-06-01.06) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385
Run by Zach at 18:57:01 on 2011-06-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.6103.5117 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Norton Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {D8BEB080-B73A-17E3-1B37-B6B462689202}
FW: Norton Internet Security *Enabled* {5BE4D041-DB6F-1935-0AD8-24F3E73C9FC4}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
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A:Windows 7 Programs Mozilla/IE/Programs freezing crashing

Hi,Welcome to Bleeping Computer. My name is m0le and I will be helping you with your log.Please subscribe to this topic, if you haven't already. Click the Watch This Topic button at the top on the right.

Please avoid installing/uninstalling or updating any programs and attempting any unsupervised fixes or scans. This can make helping you impossible.

Please reply to this post so I know you are there.The forum is busy and we need to have replies as soon as possible. If I haven't had a reply after 3 days I will bump the topic and if you do not reply by the following day after that then I will close the topic.Once I receive a reply then I will return with your first instructions.Thanks

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I have been using Windows 7 and Office 2007 perfectly well. Last night after un-installing BlackBerry desktop manager, every *.exe became asscociated with Windows Media player! In order for me to work, I went to programfiles and deleted some components of Windows media player to kill it. My executables are still having the windows media player icon and I cant use the computer smoothly!!
How can I get my programs back? Please help.
 

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A few days ago, noticed that my automatic Windows update did not download 2 new updates. I tried manually but got error code 8007007E. I also noticed that some of the desktop icons had a small shield on them and when I tried to open them, they would not open and a window would open stating "specified module could not be found". I tried uninstalling some programs and they would not install. Then yesterday, I had to remove the Vista Home Security 2011 malware, which somehow got through McAfee and my Malware security. I need some help to get these programs running and/or to clean up a corrupted drive.
 

A:Certain programs do not start, cannot uninstall programs, and windows update will not

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Try that^

And maybe check the permissions on your main hard drive.
 

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I have replaced mediaplayer with BS player, microsoft office was replaced with openoffice.org, and internet explorer was replaced with firefox, more resource friendly applications, are there any more windows apps i can replace with more resource friendly apps?

alsoh in the bottom left on the tool bar at bottom of the screen there used to be an icon that would minimize all programs and let me view the desktop, i must have accidently deleted it or something and cant find a way to get it back, is there a way?

A:Looking for windows programs i can replace with other less resource intensive programs.

are there any more windows apps i can replace with more resource friendly apps?Get rid of Adobe Reader and use Foxithttp://www.download.com/Foxit-Reader/3000-...4-10313206.htmlalsoh in the bottom left on the tool bar at bottom of the screen there used to be an icon that would minimize all programs and let me view the desktop, i must have accidently deleted it or something and cant find a way to get it back, is there a way?Right-click the bottom of the screen and select Toolbars, then Quicklaunch

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Hi,

I tried to install apps on "windows 10 To Go", but the apps  doesn't work when I run "windows 10 To Go" on multiple host computers.

Does windows store apps  are compatible with Windows To Go roaming?

How  to install windows store apps offline?

How can I backup and recovery windows store apps with data?

OS: windows 10 to go.

Thanks.

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Hello,

I am using Windows 7 Home Preimum Edition on my new laptop. I have PGP virtual drives that I need to extract data from. Can I use PGP 9.x without any issues or should I spend the $100 for the newest versions.
 

A:PGP 9.x - Windows 7 - Are They Compatible?

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My girlfriend's Mac died, but I saved the HD. I want to buy an external HD case (USB) and try to salvage some files. For the time being, I want to know if I can hook up the Mac HD to my Windows system and be able to retrieve files such as Appleworks or other compatible files?
 

A:Is a Mac HD compatible w/ Windows

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Hi,
Is the GeForce GTX 960 graphics card compatible with Windows 10?
Thanks.

A:GTX 960 compatible with Windows 10??

Yes, get the correct drivers here, just input model and 32 bit or 64 bit system http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

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I tried to install the Divx Audio Compressor 4 but it came up with a warning saying that it doesnt have the Windows XP signature or something and that it could lead to some damage to the system. Will that happen if i try to install it?
 

A:Is this compatible with Windows XP?

As long as you are using the DivX4.x codec, then you should have no problems. It just means that they haven't paid M$ to verify the program

This program has actually been superceded by DiVX5, though unless you go for the spyware version,, you have to pay
 

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Alright so I booted up my Thinkpad T40 laptop with Windows 7 32-bit. For some reason, the laptop is not able to find wireless internet connections. Could this be because there are no available Windows 7 drivers for this particular laptop?
 

A:Windows 7 not compatible?

If it is a retail windows 7 disk,then the factory drivers are not included.
Check the IBM website for drivers.
Try an old one if the windows 7 version is not available.
It might work.
 

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Hi everyone,
I'm new here, hope you're alright!

I've just bought a new computer, AMD Athlon XP 1800+, 1.5Gig, 256 mb ram... I don't know what they mean Im new to computers. But I know i have Microsoft Windows 2000. Could anyone please tell me if my system is compatible for installing Windows XP? Like would my sound or graphics work? So that I could go and buy Windows XP. Is there diferent types of windows XP? If so wot are they?

Any help apreciated! Thanks alot!
 

A:Windows XP Compatible?

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I plugged in my Rio 500 and a box popped up saying that it might not be compatible. Does anyone know if it is?
 

A:Rio 500 Compatible with Windows XP?

Search in your manual, manufacturer's website, or Micro$oft's website.
Or just try it and see...what's the worst that could happen?
 

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Acer -6E40E97492 is the laptop.
Specs:
OS: Windows XP Home Edition build 2600
System Model: AOA150
Memory: 1gb

Thats all I know its a friends. Do I need to get Windows 7 Home premium 32bit? Which one?

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Hello,
 
Is OTL Windows 8 compatible?
 
If it's not, is there any similar software that has a public tutorial?
 
thanks!

A:Is OTL Windows 8 compatible?

As far as I know, OTL does not officially support Windows 8 but it should run on that operating system and show in the header portion of the log as...OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.69.064bit- An unknown product (Version = 6.2.9200) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 9.10.9200.16660)RSIT (Random's System Information Tool) is an alternative to DDS and OLT....it comes in 32-bit, 64-bit versions.

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Hello I have just bought a new acer aspier 5750z-4830 intel core b940 processor 4gb ddr3 memory 500 gb hdd 3 days ago and I am unable to install any new programs.

I have tried to download meny sotwer not at the same time but the results are horrable.

google chrome: 7 hours and never downloads.
yahoo mesenger: connection is always lost and retrys never work. when i click cancle it says that it maybe my firewall but even when i allow the progrom through it won't work. so i turned if off for a little while still nothing.
java: my laptop dose not come with java so i tried instlling it...121 hours to install this is rediclious.

The download speed may not be so good right now beacuse we where hit by a storm 3 days ago however i have to ability to downlod but not the ability to install which i think is a bit weird. Can someone please help me with what can be wrong?

I also hve avast anti-virus softwear non trial protecting my system and every scan says no treats are found. I did unistall mcfee on my computer could this be the problemand also norton i unistall? I would really like to be able to download freely.
~Thank you

A:Windows 7 will download programs but not install programs

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

How many anti-virus applications are you using?

May I suggest you delete the lot and use Microsoft Security Essentails instead?

You can download it here and it's free: Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware

Having more than one A/V application running can impact on how your computer performs and it is not good practice to run more than one on your computer.

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Hi,
I wonder if someone can help me. I posted on the microsoft support pages but nobody could help me and directed me here.

A few weeks back i accidentally downloaded a program that wasn't from a reliable source, which in turn downloaded a bunch of junk on my computer. It was stupid of me, i'm usually really careful!
I managed to get in and remove most of them, but then all of a sudden all but a few of my programs completely disappeared from Programs and features. Flash Player, Google Chrome, Firefox and a few other programs were the only ones hat remained. The major programs that were missing from the list are still working fine from what i can see, but i didn't get the chance to remove a few items of adware and they are still active on my computer and being as irritating as an STI (i'd imagine...)
On searching online how to remove these parasites, most of the sites suggest uninstalling from Programs and Features, which i can't do because they aren't on the list! All other suggestions have not worked!
I have tried going into safe mode (with and without networking) and setting up another user profile with admin but the list stays the same.
I can't remember the last time i backed up (Months ago i presume)
This morning i did a scan on cmd (sfc /scan ??) and came back saying "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations"
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A:Programs missing from Programs and Features - Windows 7

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.0.1000.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
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Hello, I have been referred here by noknojon from the "am I infected" forum.  I am having several issues including windows update won't work, Microsoft security essentials won't update, and  I am unable to uninstall Microsoft related programs (mse, word, etc).  I have noticed a pop up ("click to run") that says "Microsoft office 2010 needs to be updated" but it doesn't look legitimate.  noknojon was giving me guidance but I was unable to get security check, minitoolbox, rkill, etc to run unless windows was opened in safe mode or sm w/ networking.  I am also unable to get dds to run.  If I try to double click the shortcut it locks my entire desktop where I am unable to click any other shortcut icons.  I am able to browse the internet on the comp giving me issues, but it won't shutdown properly along with the issues mentioned above.  I did a system restore prior to asking for help which may have be wrong to do.  I apologize for that and appreciate any help that can be offered.

A:windows/mse won't update/can't uninstall programs/can't run programs

Sorry, I forgot to mention.  When mse wouldn't uninstall I tried to use Revo Uninstaller and MSE wouldn't show up under the list of programs.  I then tried to use the "hunter mode" in Revo and when I would hover the crosshairs over the MSE shortcut icon it would list the file path to another program such as adobe or asus recovery. 

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My problem all started about two or three weeks ago when Windows Security Center popped up saying that my computer was infected with various viruses. So when it prompted me to remove the infected files, it requested a password of some sort that I didn't have, so i just ignored Security Center when it came up. Then my computer wouldn't let me open Mozilla Firefox. I had to use Internet Explorer and then somehow I hit a button that would search for something using my default internet, meaning Firefox. So I found a way to get around the block Security Center was making. But whenever I would try to do anything some window would pop up from Security Center saying I was infected and it would ask me if I wanted to block whatever file it was. I decided to just ignore Security Center whenever it came up. Then, I'm not sure when it happened, but a window would pop up when i turned on my computer and it says "rundll32.exe Application not found." So now when I try to open up something I have to search through my program files to find something that will be able to open whatever it is that I need. I have been able to open up Firefox but if I try to open up something like Security Center or almost anything from Control Panel, it won't let me open it. For instance, when I try to open up Add or Remove Programs from Control Panel a window pops up saying "C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe Application not found." I am able to open up most files,... Read more

A:Can't open up Windows programs like Add or Remove Programs

I have asked that this thread be moved to the Am I Infected section. That popup was probably a FakeAV Alert.

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Hi everyone I been having troubles with win8 and the 8.1 for sometimes. The first major issue I have that when I have programs open and switch from one program to another the mouse would not switch from one program to another when I click the tabs.
When I leaves my computer for a awhile or work one program while and leaves the other one up running I can't use the program because the system freezes. I don't know how many times I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del to unfreeze programs. Multiple times when working my home build machine.

Plus I can't use MS Explore becuase the browser would not stroll up or down. I have searched the web for tricks to fix these problems but unable to find anything or didn't know how to explain the problems.

A:Windows 8.1 Programs Locks Up Switching Programs

Hi have you installed all the updates as when I had that trouble it was because there was an up date missing

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Hi All,

I'm looking to buy a new printer, partly because mine isn't compatible with Windows 7 (and the company has said they probably won't be updating it...) and partly because its old and uses a lot of expensive ink. So here is the question I guess:

Can someone please give a list, or some other information regarding which color printers / all-in-ones are compatible with Windows 7 Out of the Box, meaning I won't have to wait for the company to release their driver in 2-3 months after the official release of the OS?

Right now I've got an Epson C88 which will print B/W without much problem, but can't do color as it produces a page where every line of text is overlayed with a bar of a single color in alternating fashion. The problem is that I need to print about 10 color pages a day for school and am left running my flash drive to school every time I need to print. I've tried reinstalling the printer driver, reinstalling the driver in compatibility mode, and even just letting the windows driver service install its own version... all without any improvement.

So, if anyone can please share this information with me so that I can get a new printer quickly, I'd much appreciate it. Also, I've been comparing the Canon MP490 and the Epson NX515 (I don't want another epson, but if thats all that will work, so be it), so if either of these two have been proven to work correctly with Windows 7, I'd really like to know.

Thanks,
Greg

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A:Windows 7 Compatible Printers

I have an HP Officejet 5610 All-in-One that we bought some time ago, relatively cheap, and I've had no problems between it and Windows 7. At most, the scanner is crap for pencil drawings and color pencil art. But that's the printer itself. I also have an HP LaserJet P1006, however that's B&W. For the most part, if it says that it works with Vista, it's likely to work with 7. And most modern printers should work out-of-box.

As a note with the 5610, if you're printing 10 pages in color a day, that's going to be really expensive in cartriges. Unfortunately, I've found that true of most color inkjet printers.

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Hi.I have Compaq cd 7600 minitower with  Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz . Windows  upgrade says that processor does not support Windows 10. Which processor is compatible. -Kari

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Hi Guys,

Just bought a Dell Inspiron with a pre-installed Windows 8.Want to setup a wi-fi network at home but the wi-fi routers that i chekcked over the internet, most of them are not Windows8 compatible. Please suggest wi-fi routers(preferably D-Link/Netgear) suitable for home network and compatible with Windows 8.

A:Wi-fi Router Compatible with Windows 8

I just bought this router recently and it is awesome! Check out the specs and the price. You won't get a comparable Netgear or D-Link for anywhere near the price. Oh, and make sure its a version 2 hardware if you decide to buy it from anywhere other than NewEgg. There is also a firmware update available from the manufacturer's website that you should apply. Its also future-proof and offers additional features like IPV6 ready and you can also create "temporary" guest accounts as well. I never saw anything like it for near the price!
Newegg.com - EnGenius ESR9850V2 Wireless N Router with Gigabit Ports

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Just wondering if Windows 7 x64 will run on the Opteron64 as some of my Solidworks workstations us this processor.

A:Windows 7 x64 and Opteron64 - compatible

running 2 dual core 275 opteron 940 on tyan board. windows 7 64 is rock solid. do not have option for virtual xp tyan board does not support. otherwise rock solid

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Hi,I am trying to install Windows 10 on my computer but it says display is not compatible.I am not sure how to fix this.Please help. Thanks

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Hi, I would like to know if my laptop Pavilion dv6 1125 is compatible with windows 7? My current OS is windows vista.Thank you,Omar

A:Is hp pavilion dv6 compatible with windows 7?

Absolutely. Anything that will run Vista will run Windows 7. Not remembered much but at the time Windows 7 came out one of its selling points was "unified driver architecture" where Vista drivers are supposed to work in 7, and they usually do. I do recommend a clean install of Windows 7 and not an in-place upgrade. You will have to buy Windows 7 of course. 

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Does ser2pl.sys run on Windows 10?

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So, the more technology advances, the less I seem to know. (Just as a nice little preface, there.)

However, I still enjoy gaming, and would love to purchase Fallout 3 (GOTY edition) for my new Dell Inspiron, which is running on Windows 8. Fallout 3 GOTY edition specifies it's for Vista/XP, and I've seen a few questions on here regarding its compatibility
with Windows 7, but so far, nothing on 8. Does anyone happen to know if that game will work on Windows 8? I'd like to find out before actually buying the game, as I'd have no other way to play it, except on this new laptop.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

A:Is Fallout 3 compatible with Windows 8?

Things don't look good.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win8/CompatCenter/ProductViewerWithDefaultFilters?TempOsid=win8&Locale=en-us&TextSearch=fallout%2B3%2Bgame%2Bof%2Bthe%2Byear%2Bedition&Type=Both&CurrentPage=0&TotalPages=1&ShowCriteria=0&SortCriteria=Relevance&Compatibility=Unknown&LastRequested=14
You might get a better answer by checking with Bethesda Software, though.

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Hello! We recently bought McAfee Total Protection 2007 and it works fine on our Windows XP computer. Of course, this one (Windows ME) is the one that's having the security problems, but according to the box, McAfee Total Protection 2007 is not compatible with Windows ME - only Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

So, what firewalls would you recommend for Windows ME on a NON-WIRELESS DSL connection? Thanks.

A:Firewalls Compatible With Windows Me

I have used Sygate Personal Firewall on Windows ME without any problems whatsoever.
Regards,
John

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