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Q: Various .NET versions

Windows Update frequently wants to add security patches for various .NET versions from 1.0 through 3.5. In the interest of optimization, I'd like to delete as many old versions of .NET as I can.

Thoughts on whether this is safe? And will it stop Windows Update from trying to add security patches for versions of software I'm no longer running? They probably don't hurt anything but I'd prefer to not even install things I don't need.

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Preferred Solution: Various .NET versions

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

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

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

A: Various .NET versions

It's safe to delete any version of MS.NET that is installed.NET Framework is not required on every system. In fact, it is needed only on systems which run a program which calls for/utilizes some version of NET, based on the way that the program was developed.In the history of using XP, I have only encountered two such programs myself...and, in each instance, the particular MS.NET version required is spelled out as a prerequisite for installing the program.I currently have two desktops. System A has NET Framework 3.5, SP1 installed...because I have nLite installed on that system and it requires Version 2.0 (Version 3.5 works in lieu of 2.0 for me), while System B has no version of MS.NET installed and works fine without it.If you want to remove all versions, then install only one or none...I suggest using the NET Framework Cleanup Tool .If NET is not installed on the system...there are no security updates to be installed for it. Just as there are security updates for the main body of XP, there are also critical security updates for key components (such as IE, WMP, NET Framework, etc.).Louis

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Hello all, I just got a new machine. Acer-5542-5462 with windows 7.

Of course it comes with the McAfee and Norton trials. Is either one worth purchasing when the trial runs out? If not, is there another AV that I can buy thats worth a darn?

I'd also like to get one or two free AVs for backup..Malwarebytes is one I'll probably get right away, any other good free ones I that you folks would recommend?

Thanks in advance!

A:Best protect paid versions and free versions?

As far as purchasing one, I don't see why you should when you can get a free program that works well. I've used Kaspersky and it was good. Now I use Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free and since it's made by Microsoft, I figure they know Windows better than most companies..

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Free vs. Paid AV Solutions
In this review, 15 free AV solutions were reviewed and compared against their paid counterparts --- that vendor’s cheapest paid antivirus software. 
Products reviewed include Adaware, Avast, AVG, Avira, Bitdefender, Comodo, Fortinet, Kaspersky Lab, McAfee, Microsoft, Panda, Qihoo, Sophos, Tencent and ZoneAlarm

http://www.av-comparatives.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/avc_free_2017_en.pdf
(65 pages, 4.14 Meg)

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Hi,

Whenever I try to restore a file (right click > "Restore previous versions") that I know has recently changed, I see:
"There are no previous versions available" on the file's "Previous Versions" tab.

I've been running Windows 7 x64 Business for a long time now, and I have never seen it available for any of my files.

On "System Properties" > "System Protection", it says "On" under "Protection" for my only drive - C:. I have been able to manually create a system restore point.

I have "Restore system settings and previous versions of files" checked upon clicking the "Configure" button. 10% (93.14GB) is dedicated to "Disk Space Usage" on that same dialogue box.

Some threads have suggested that not having administrative shares enabled can prevent this service and suggest enabling it by adding a reg key, which I have done.:
Administrative share - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

TCP/IP netbios helper service is automatically starting successfully.

Any ideas how I can get this working?

TIA,

A:Previous Versions not working-There are no previous versions available

You might want to take a look at this tutorial for restoring Previous Versions in Vista. The process might be the same (or very similar) in Windows 7. How to Restore Previous Versions of a File and Folder in Vista

I can't help you with any other suggestions to get your Previous Versions working, but as a workaround in the mean time, if you need to repair or restore previous versions of any files, you can download the free app ShadowExplorer http://www.shadowexplorer.com/ which is an alternative program for Vista and Windows 7 for the Previous Versions feature that is not available for all editions.

ShadowExplorer latest version - ShadowExplorer 0.8

ShadowExplorer Manual (for Version 0.8) - http://www.shadowexplorer.com/news/11/55.html

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I (stupidly and accidentally) deleted all files in my "Downloads" folder. As in, hard deleted them - not to the recycle bin.

I right-clicked the folder and picked "Properties", "Previous versions". Lo and behold, there were several previous versions. I opened the one from today, browsed through it, and it looked good - all 300+ GB of my files were there. So I went back to "Previous versions" and clicked "Restore". It managed to restore a few files, but most files it said were "missing", or that it needed "administrator access" for them. (I am obviously admin on this computer.) So I clicked "Skip" for those, and let it carry on.

After the restore process was done, it had only successfully restored about ten files. When I now click "Previous versions" for my "Downloads" folder, to at least get a list of the files that are missing, it suddenly says there are no files available! But before I did the restore, there were several restore points there. What happened?

A:Problem with previous versions: "No previous versions available"

Next time you want to recover a folder - rename the currently existing folder before restoring the old version as it will otherwise get overwritten.

Also suggest mounting system restore points and manually copying the required files. See the following software:

System Restore Explorer | Nic's Blog

The download link is hard to spot. It's in the line of text just above the section headed History

Other than that there's also:

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

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I've set up a scheduled daily backup of particular data folders on my C drive. The backups are taking place as scheduled, and the latest versions of the files are appearing in the backup. But when I use Win. Explorer and right-click>Restore Previous Versions, no previous versions show up. Daily Windows restore points are also being created at startup. I am running a standalone laptop and backing up to an external 2TB drive with plenty of available space.

I have checked the following and all are correct.

Previous Versions Requirements
System Protection for the C drive in ON
Files that are not system files are included in Windows Backups.
Volume Shadow Copy - Service set to Manual (appears as 'stopped' when checked with Task Manager)
Server - Service set to Started and Automatic.
TCP/IP NetBios Helper - Service set to Started and Automatic.
Workstation - Service set to Started and Automatic.

What am I missing?

Thanks

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I have an iMac that I bought about 6 years ago in the time of Mac OS X 10.6.

Does it have USB 3 or USB 2 ports? Is there a way to see?

If I buy an external hard drive for backup (Time Machine) intended for USB 3, will it work on my machine if it is USB 2?

Thanks for your help.

Andynic
 

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These are the following XP versions:
Windows XP Pro
Windows XP SP3
Windows FLP
Windows Emmbend POSReady 2009
Windows Emmbend
Windows XP Home
Windows XP Ultimate (Vista)
Windows XP Starter (2003)
Windows XP Remastered (10)
NOTE: I don't know how to spell Emmbend.

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Im setting up for a fresh install of win 7 x64 home premium and one of the things I have DL and plan to burn to disk before i start is .net.(Some progs on the asrock z97 extreme 6) tell u u need .net installed first.

I was wondering is .Net like other software where newer is better? for Ex i have dl .net offline installer versions
4.5, 4.5.1, 4.5.2, and 4.6 RC. Do i really need to burn all these versions and which do i install does 4.6 enough in that it has all the updates? If anyone knowsPlease let me know and please descrive it like to in .net for dummies yellow/back version.

Thanks.

A:Anyone Know about .Net (Versions)?

With .net newer is not necessarily better. In theory having the latest .net framework would provide the needs of all applications but it often doesn't work that way in the real world. Many applications were designed for a specific version of .net and will fail if it is not present.

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[http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/10/14/microsoft-announces-1.html

Hmm, that "secure" version looks familiar
 

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Is W7 RTM 32-bit or 64-bit still effective to load? Will they activate the same way as a W7 retail version? I have both, and have not tried either. Will they run 'live' for testing? If not, will it install on a partition next to XP? Which is better for an AMD II x2 6400+?
 

A:RTM versions...

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Hi,
I installed WP Office 2000 (WP 9) with WP Suite 8 still on my pc. Would this cause file opening and printing to be extremely slow?? (Seems to make sense to me.) I would like to remove WP 8, but it will not remove from the Add/Remove -- just does nothing. Looks like the Office 9 Remover has taken over. I'm wondering if this Remover will uninstall BOTH versions if I try it. Thanks for any input.
Josie
 

A:2 Versions of WP on pc

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Have just had to uninstal - reboot - reinstall CC v3/02.1343 (64bit) because of some wretched cookies the old download couln't remove - a couple of little bugga's named core.videoegg.com & static.afnkd.net the second one I could be wrong on the letters but the first is right. The core. still comes up but at least CC is clearing it now.
Now although everything is tickety boo I notice that the fresh version on the desktop is showing 5 refs to apps and the version on the laptop is showing only 4 apps.
From the pics you will see BUT there is NO Reader 9 in my programs / apps whatever on the desktop and I have searched Progs& Feats, Start / All programs, and the two sets of Programs when opening "Computer - C:" x86 or the other list.

Any ideas anyone - it's not causing any problems as such - apart from why it is happening.

A:?Two versions?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol


Have just had to uninstal - reboot - reinstall CC v3/02.1343 (64bit) because of some wretched cookies the old download couln't remove - a couple of little bugga's named core.videoegg.com & static.afnkd.net the second one I could be wrong on the letters but the first is right. The core. still comes up but at least CC is clearing it now.
Now although everything is tickety boo I notice that the fresh version on the desktop is showing 5 refs to apps and the version on the laptop is showing only 4 apps.
From the pics you will see BUT there is NO Reader 9 in my programs / apps whatever on the desktop and I have searched Progs& Feats, Start / All programs, and the two sets of Programs when opening "Computer - C:" x86 or the other list.

Any ideas anyone - it's not causing any problems as such - apart from why it is happening.


Download and run Secunia PSI. See if it identifies an older (and insecure) version of Adobe. If so, the results will show the path to the leftover older version.

PSI

A Guy

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I know that only Windows XP Professional can be used to code .ASP, does anybody know how this will work with Vista?

A:New versions and .ASP

i saw some new d/l for asp yesterday either on a ms bullitin or on zdnet

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Hi,
In our application, currently we are facing a issue in our website related to print functionality of a web page (we have provided a print button on a particular web page in order to print that). In our client network we are able to print that page simply by clicking on "Print" button without getting an security warning message but in our own network we are first getting a security warning and on clicking of either yes or no, the page gets hanged. The broswer in both the cases is IE8 and all settings in internet options are same. Only difference I could see was that in former case, IE version is 8.0.6001.18702CO with cipher strength as 128-bit whereas IE version in latter case is 8.0.7600.16385 with cipher strength as 256-bit.
Just wanted to know whether this could be a possible reason for this issue or it could be some other reason like difference in firewall settings or something other?

Suggestions on this would be of great help.

Thanks in advance,
Japneet

A:Different IE 8 versions

8.0.6001.18702 CO

CO = This version has been admin-customised for a corporate environment by an administrator, using the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit .

The other version (8.0.7600.16385) has not been admin-customised.

The admin customisations could be causing the problem.

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What is the difference between the $100 and the $200?
 

A:XP Versions

Here's a link to an article that explains it pretty well: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/windowsxp_home_pro.asp
 

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how many versions of xp pro sp2 are there? I found a version that requires no activation and validates as genuine in a secondhand store computer . Which version would it be?

A:XP Pro How many versions??

Might be a volume license copy, I don't think they need activating. I would guess the serial key will be blocked at some point - those are meant to be found in second hand shops!

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Hi all
My next laptop will be the XPS 15, but I'll be waiting for new versions of it with updated graphics card and cpu's.
As I'm new to Dell and to the XPS series, I have no idea of their update cycle. Is someone able to give me an estimate of when they'll probably be updated so my waiting period can be a bit more beareable?
Thanks in advance!

A:New versions of the XPS 15

Intel hasn't released the performance versions of the Kaby Lake CPU line - they're scheduled for release in Q1 2017.  Expect new systems built on them shortly thereafter (that is, sometime between January and March).

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This is actually a three part post. First some background:

I build my own systems...for myself and for fun, not for profit. I have three machines: the current/newest, a five year old XP Pro build, and a Linux box.

I've been putting the 64-bit version of the RC through stress and endurance on the new system I built over the weekend (a beast). It looks good so far. I put a lot of work in and I'm wondering...I used an OEM version of XP Pro from Newegg on the older Windows box. Will Newegg, or anyone, be offering OEM disks for home builders? That would really reduce the cost of the OS...or at least make it more palatable.

The next thing is, with all this work I've put in, it would be a real pain to have to start completely from scratch again (configure RAID, install all apps, setup network and network shares etc). Is all that work wasted? Or is there a way to save the configuration? Maybe install on top of the RC?

Thanks

A:OEM Versions?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pop pop


This is actually a three part post. First some background:

I build my own systems...for myself and for fun, not for profit. I have three machines: the current/newest, a five year old XP Pro build, and a Linux box.

I've been putting the 64-bit version of the RC through stress and endurance on the new system I built over the weekend (a beast). It looks good so far. I put a lot of work in and I'm wondering...I used an OEM version of XP Pro from Newegg on the older Windows box. Will Newegg, or anyone, be offering OEM disks for home builders? That would really reduce the cost of the OS...or at least make it more palatable.

The next thing is, with all this work I've put in, it would be a real pain to have to start completely from scratch again (configure RAID, install all apps, setup network and network shares etc). Is all that work wasted? Or is there a way to save the configuration? Maybe install on top of the RC?

Thanks



Im assuming your saying OEM discs - 'for Win7'...

that hasen't officially been decided yet, Im pretty sure their just going to incorperate it into one of M$'s 8-12 SKU's their coming out with, (make one an OEM-like grade of install)

I haven't done it, but yeah, im pretty sure you will have to do the whole RAID thing over again with a new install (sorry).

thanks,
Ant

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I've got Vista Home Premium on my HP and it has three versions of IE: the 64 bit version, 32 bit version, and a 32 bit version without add-ons. I use FF as my default, and I know I need IE to update Windows, but are 3 versions really necessary? Can I delete at least one them without incident? The only situation I can imagine using it is if something catastrophic happens to FF and I need it to download Opera.

A:Do I really need 3 versions of IE?

No, but it depends on what you want to do. You can remove shortcuts to them easily - but removing the actual program is likely to break your Windows installation.

I ignore the 64 bit version on my system as it doesn't play Flash, I use the 32 bit version for my Microsoft stuff. The "no-addons" isn't a separate program - it's only a shortcut to run IE7 with the -extoff switch. Deleting it won't hurt anything.

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When booting up, I'm presented with a timed screen with two options :
Windows XP home edition build 2600; and
Windows XP home edition build 2600

?

I have a feeling that this has occured from having to re-install XP due to a mysterious file becoming corrupted (HAL.dll in SYSTEM32 folder)

How can I get rid of this annoyance?

Thanks

Andy
 

A:Two versions of XP on my PC?!?!?!?!

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hi all, my new computer is now over a week old and after a nightmare first few days it seems to have

settled down. my query is why is there 2 internet explorers on ? (one is 64 bit) and could this be causing a conflict ?

ive had to re-install windows 7 twice but it seems okay now. when it was brand new l set up first with aol (my server)

then installed firefox 4 and avast anti virus, l lost both of those when l re-installed 7 and have not re-installed either,

l now only have AVG anti-virus running. can anyone explain the reason for the two I.E.'s on the computer ?

thanks in advance, joe

A:I.E. two versions

Windows 7 64-bit comes with both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Internet Explorer. By default, IE8 32-bit automatically runs when you start the browser from any one of the following locations: The Quick Launch toolbarThe desktopThe Start menuA hyperlink or a file type that is associated with Internet Explorer.The main difference between the two is that IE8 64-bit only runs native 64-bit ActiveX controls, and IE8 32-bit only runs native 32-bit ActiveX controls. This means that plugins like Flash that are 32-bit will only work in the 32-bit Internet Explorer.To see if you are running the 64-bit version open Internet Explorer and click on help. The version running will appear on the version line.

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Hi everyone!

I wondered if you guys could tell me how to find out what version of Netware, and/or the current service pack levels on a Novell Netware server?

Thanks,

p51
 

A:what versions?

Just type 'version' at the server prompt and it will tell you the OS version and Support Pack level.
 

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I need copies of IE 9 and 10 for Win 7, 8.0, and 8.1 for testing complex SharePoint/Office 2010/2013/2016 integration. However, there is only IE 8 on MSDN subscription downloads. I don't want to download them from a virus-filled site like Softonic. Does
anybody know where I can get them from an official Microsoft site?

Buraczynski

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I have had a laptop for several years running XP pro. I recently bought a desktop with XP pro and there are some subtle differences. My laptop will not hibernate. Laptop restarts, standby, shutsdown via a menu. The desktop uses icons for
the same thing but includes SHIFT standby to hibernate. Both XP's are release 3. A file list on the desktop uses a menu on
the screen (left side) to copy, delete etc. Laptop uses icons on the top of the screen for the same functions.
 

A:XP pro versions

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I burned one DVD of Windows7 and installed it on my desktop and my netbook. On my desktop, I added a Quick Launch toolbar to the taskbar. Fine. Not problem. On the netbook, I can make the Quick Launch but when I shut down the netbook and reboot the Quick Launch is gone. I'm wondering if on a machine with a very slow processor Windows7 automatically installs different abilties?

A:Different Versions

I have noticed that sometimes it forgets to save your user setting when shutting down, if you set up Quick Launch again and log off it will save your settings and log on again and check to see if it worked. Don't forget to send some feedback to Microsoft about it.

"Goes to send feedback"

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Hi there.
I was just wondering what the difference between Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Centre 2005 are?

Reason I ask is, i'm building a PC for someone and the site I normally use don't stock Home edition in OEM any longer, and only offer the Media Centre one, and professional. But I don't need Pro one.

Will it look and work the same as the Home edition if I were to get the Media Centre one?

Thanks,

Craig

A:XP Versions

Hi Craig,
Please try to avoid double posts.

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On my computer I originally had windows xp proffesional and then it freaked out and the disc wouldn't work anymore, so I'm using windows xp home edition. When the computer starts it asks me what version I want to use. How can I get rid of the other windows, so I don't have to select an os everytime I'm starting my computer?

A:2 versions of xp

Right click on My Computer, Properties, Advanced, Startup and Recovery. Make sure the O/S you want to boot is displayed in the pull-down window and uncheck the "Display list of O/S..." box.

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Does anyone know different versions in Windows 8 i.e. Home, professional, Ultimate in Win 7 ? Thanks.

A:Win 8 versions

I think that the beta (or WCP) will be Ultimate / Server flavors only

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First disclaimer: Relatively moderate amount of PC knowledge/experience ahead - please be gentle.
Second disclaimer: Probably did something stupid...

1. Somewhere during the defrag process (Win XP Media edition SP2), PC froze up on a screen that listed PCI Devices: "Verifying DMI Pool Data." Reboot kept coming back to this (DOS-like) screen. Was able to access startup (DOS) menus by hitting delete during the IDE Drive process.

2. Tried everything to get a reboot. Powered down and checked all internal connections. Finally, put in Win XP disks and it created a new version of WIN on a new partition. The original version now appears on D: and the reinstalled version appears on G:. The reinstalled version boots up but there are just about NO programs or files to access. I can see the original version in MY Computer but there is nothing actually there, just icons (I think).

3. My main concern is getting the files that were in My Documents (pictures, etc.) on the original version. The new version My Docs is empty. Are they gone for good?

4. Next I will want to get rid of the second install and return to my original boot up of WIN.

I am off to the computer store where they built the thing for me, but thought i would post here to get some feedback (and provide some chuckles at my obvious lack of good judgement...). Thanks for any and all info.

AMD 64 38800 Processor
GA-K*NS Ultra 939 Motherboard
1024 MB DDR 3200 Lo-Lat RAM
250 GB SATA 150 7200 RPM HD
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A:2 Versions XP on 1 PC?

and welcome to the Forum

You should be able to copy the files from the old installation My Documents folder to the new My Documents folder. You may have to take ownership to access them

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421

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Hi there.
I was just wondering what the difference between Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Media Centre 2005 are?

Reason I ask is, i'm building a PC for someone and the site I normally use don't stock Home edition in OEM any longer, and only offer the Media Centre one, and professional. But I don't need Pro one.

Will it look and work the same as the Home edition if I were to get the Media Centre one?

Thanks,

Craig

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How many versions of windows 7 will there be ?
and what will be the main differences in them ?
premium and pro are only ones that availble for pre-order

Just want to make sure I have pre-ordered the right one

Sorry if its been asked before.

Andy

A:How many versions ?

Have a look here - Compare Windows 7 Editions

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There is a new variety of LOP on the loose

it has reasonably normal sounding file names like this example
http://forums.techguy.org/t203272/s.html

it is not in the usual application data folder any longer but in a normal program files folder so you cannot depend on the application data entry to diagnose LOP any longer
 

A:New LOP versions

Dang...when will LOP stop?
 

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hi to all you people already playing with 7 do you now how many versions there will be

ie basic, ultimate, home, ect

A:how many versions of 7

I'm going for the whole enchilada, the ultimate, extra beef, extra mayo and extra cheese!

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My preference of players is 6.4 but I will also sometimes use 7.1. Please tell me, what codec(s) should I have on my machine to fully use and enjoy these players. And as usual, TIA
 

A:WMP 6.4 and 7.1 versions

If you have a look at THIS thread, there's a link to an enhanced 6.4 player with more codecs than normal if you prefer this version.
 

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We're running Small Biz Server at all our locations. I'm setting up a new box to replace our old one in a couple of weeks.

Dose SBS come in different versions? I'm not real familar with it, and was just curious. The one thing they must have is SQL embedded in the OS due to the high cost of FULL blown SQL Server.
 

A:Does SBS come in different versions?

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I just noticed in another thread that someone said how many different versions of XP there are, and different flavours of each version (home, pro and so on).

It got me wondering since I have a version of XP corporate and when I tried to use the recovery console I couldnt find it.. or it didnt seem to prompt me in the right direction.

So, does this version not have RC? or am I the *****?
 

A:Different Versions of XP

All versions have the Recovery Console but you have to install it from the XP cd. Here are the directions Pretty easy to do.
 

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Hi, I have the regular edition of EVGA GTX 260. I think the regular one is discontinued, so I'm wondering if it's possible to SLI with EVGA GTX 260 SC. Also, is it possible to SLI when my power supply is only 620 watts? It's a Corsair hx620w, and I think it's possible to SLI it because it's great quality. Several people have stated it's still good enough for SLI'ing a range of video cards. Anyways, the one question I care about is whether or not my regular GTX 260 can be SLI'd with the GTX 260 SC version. Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

Just an edit to this post, my current gtx 260 is
EVGA E-GeForce GTX 260 CORE 216 55nm Mirror 576MHZ 896MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E (it came with a game called Mirror so I assume that's what the "Mirror" is in the stats)

A:GTX 260 SLI (different versions)

Yha you can, it'll downclock the high card... best thing to do is d/l evga precision and overclock the slower card, or frankly both cards, to a higher value.

I run 2 different brands, and 2 different factory overclocks.

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can anyone tell me what versions of sql will work wit the sms program??????
thanks
 

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I am planning to purchase a laptop with Windows 7 (W-7). My last windows version was xp, which I have used since it was introduced. What I'm trying to find out is what version of W-7 is best for me.

I'm sure there has been discussions on this forum or perhaps there is an off-web site that will answer my questions. Just "point" me in the right direction, preferably with a link.

While I'll be using the machine as a "home" user, its primary purpose is that I need a windows machine to connect to my computer at work which is running W-XP.

I'll be running some version of Office that must be compatible with my office computer which carries Office 2003, using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Also, I travel some so I'm looking for a machine with a BluRay DVD player and HDMI output to a hotel TV.

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated!

A:Questions about W-7 versions

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Use this link to compare the different Windows versions: Compare Windows - Microsoft Windows

Under normal circumstances, Windows 7 Home Premium is fine for home users, but as you want to connect to your work computer you'd be better choosing Windows 7 Professional, because you'll need remote desktop connection.

As we're now up to Microsoft Office 2010 you'll need to download SP3 for Windows XP and the compatibility pack to enable you to use Microsoft Office 2003 with later versions such as MS Office 2007 and 2010.

Issues that you may encounter if the computer is not fully updated to be compatible with the Office Open XML formats

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I installed my Windows 7 yesterday (64 bit version with a clean install) and I've noticed something strange.

I have two IE8 shortcuts in the start menu and when I looked further I see that one of them is 64 bit and the other is (x86). Why is this and do I need them both.

I also notoce that I seem to have two program file folders, one of which is called Program Files (x86) and the other is just Program Files. IE8 is in both of these folders.

Why are programs split between these folders.

A:Two versions of IE8 installed

One of them is 32bit IE (x86) and other is 64 bit version.The 32bit version is provided because some IE addons (toolbars, plugins etc) are not compatible with 64 bit IE. In that case you can use 32bit IE, else use 64 bit IE.Similarly, the Program Files(x86) is for 32bit programs (used when you install a 32 bit program), and other one for 64 bit software.You will also find 2 system folders C:\Windows\System32 for 64 bit drivers and libraries. And C:\Windows\SysWOW64 for 32bit drivers etc.In Registry also there are separate sections for many things for both 32bit and 64 bit programs.The reason for this is because 64 bit Windows uses WOW system to run 32 bit programs and therefore MS thought it would be better to keep them separate.

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hey everyone,

My mother has decided that she wants to "learn the internets", as she called it. At first, I tried to build her a computer out of spare parts I had, but it turned out that the motherboard I had has bad capacitors (my bro is an electrician, and he identified that little problem for me). So when I told my mother, she simply decided that she wanted a laptop.

So, I have bought her a cheap laptop. And with cheap, I mean the very cheapest I could find, which still had reasonable specs. It's a packard bell with a celeron 2 Ghz processor, 2 GB of ram and 160 GB hard drive. More than enough for my mom to browse the internet with. And it was only 400 euro's, so that's fine. It's going to be delivered tomorrow.

However, I only just noticed that it comes with vista home basic.
Now, all of my own research into this has only resulted in 2 basic differences between home basic and home premium.... and that is the aero interface (which, really, my mom couldn't care less about) and something with allowing 5 connections instead of 10.

Does anyone know of any other differences that might make it worth it to upgrade the laptop to home premium, or should home basic be good enough for my mother to browse with?

She will be using wired internet, as she's afraid someone will break into her computer otherwise (yes, I know, I tried to explain to her that I could make that very very difficult....) and she will probably only use the computer to browse the internet and play so... Read more

A:would like help on different versions of vista

Windows Vista: Compare editions

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Hi Everyone,

I was just wondering if there is someone out there that could tell me as to which versions of Vista and as to how to they compare to one another as I currently have Vista home Premium on my notebook computer, but at the moment I am having problems getting it to communicate with my XP Professional desktop and at the moment I am starting to think that maybe I just to need to upgrade my desktop to Vista so that I can enable file and printer sharing between my two computers and so that I can sychronize my files between both of my computers.

I would appreciate it if someone could write back and explain this to me more as lately I am having trouble getting XP to see my Vista computer and to allow me to communicate with it. Perhaps I am doing something wrong, but I am not sure at the moment as to whether that is the case or as to whether or not I need to be upgrading to either the business version or the ultimate version of Vista.


If anyone can help me to figure this out then I would greatly appreciate it.


Robert.

A:Versions of Vista

Hello rdonovan1

You shouldn't need to upgrade your desktop in order to share it, as long as its set up properly then there shouldn't be any issues

To allow remote connections on the computer you want to connect to, follow these steps:


1. Open System by clicking Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
2. Click Remote settings on the left.
3. In the System Properties dialog box, under Remote Desktop, select the one of the three options, and then click Select Users.
4. In the Remote Desktop Users dialog box, click Add.
5. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, do the following:

? To specify the search location, click Locations, and then select the location you want to search.
? In Enter the object names to select, type the name of the user that you want to add, and then click OK.

The name will be displayed in the list of users in the Remote Desktop Users dialog box.

If your trying to use applications such as nero you need to allow access to your drives within remote desktop.You need to use the Group Policy Editor in order for drives
to become available through remote desktop connection

Try this:

In Group Policy Editor
1. go to Computer Configuration
2. Administrative
3. Templates
4. System
5. Remote Storage Access
6. All Removable Storage:
Allow direct access in remote sessions... set this to ENABLED.

Or alternatively use a program like UltraVNC. UltraVNC is a powerful, easy ... Read more

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Are OEM versions of Windows software tied to the motherboard as far as IDing a system? Because I know any storebought computer has an OEM version of the OS on it, and you can upgrade most of the machine usually, including CPU, hard drives, ram, etc. So is the motherboard the identifying factor keeping you from using the install on another computer in the future?

A:OEM versions - what are they tied to?

Hello Skiltrip,

A OEM copy of Windows 7 is permanently tied to the first computer that it was activated on, and can never be activated on any other computer afterwards. The motherboard serial number is one of many items that is referenced when used to determine what computer the Windows 7 is on though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Heard there was gonna be 7 versions of Windows Vista, does anyone know what they are?

I know there is a "Professional", "Home", "Starter Pack".

A:What Are All The Vista Versions?

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050910-5298.html

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Hi, I wanted find the differences between win8 versions so did a search with "windows 8 versions" and got this...

Which Windows is right for you? - Microsoft Windows

I found the following -- please note the two asterisks for "Windows 8 **" and then the applicable footnote.
Are there version changes afoot after February 1st?
Should I rush out and buy a win8 laptop now?
Will there be more or fewer version and/or options?
Is this about crippled versions after Feb-1st with various degrees of crippling?

Anyone in the know on this as February 1st rushes towards us?

From the MS site.
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Windows 8 ** comes preinstalled on a variety of new tablets, convertibles, Ultrabooks, laptops, and all-in-one PCs. Windows 8 works with both existing desktop software and apps that you download from the Windows Store. ***********************************************************

Footnotes further down the page...
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** Until February 1 2013, this edition is only available preinstalled on select tablets and PCs.
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A:Windows versions: What does this mean?

I am not sure what it means, but I don't think it means that it's going away or will change. I think it just means that they may offer it through other channels, not just pre-installed on a PC or tablet.

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