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Q: reverting back to prior settings

I am using SP2 for the first time. I went to a site to download fonts. The new SP2 controls added another press of a button prior to the actual download of every font I downloaded. So I clicked the remember settings for this file type option, then clicked SAVE. After that one downloaded, every other one skipped the save process, and went straight to OPEN. Had I opened the file I clicked remember...... I would have understood why. I went thru my internet options and changed a couple of things, even restored the default options. Nothing. Any ideas as to how I can get the files to save rather than to open?
Note: Right clicking every single time I download something is NOT an option. I already know how to do that. I want to know how to left click and THEN I have the option to open or save.
Thanks in advance!

Preferred Solution: reverting back to prior settings

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A: reverting back to prior settings

Is this happening only with zip files or every file you download?

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I browsed the forums before deciding to ask my question and didn't find anything that fully addressed my problem.

My uncle installed Windows 7 onto my computer, creating a Windows.old file. It had Windows XP before, as the factory installed OS (no disc). I am now trying to revert back to Windows XP (why is not important). However, I am having some issues:

1) When I boot and select "Earlier Version of Windows" as the OS to start with, I am taken to a screen that requires I enter an admin password. The problem is that we do not have an admin password for Windows XP. As far as I know, one never existed. I was never prompted to enter one when starting the comp, and my husband is the one who set it up and he said he never had one.

2) When I attempt to do a factory settings restore through Windows 7 by pressing F8, I am asked to locate a system image. I don't know what that means really, except that it's a copy of the existing comp info and am not sure if the Windows.old folder is what I'm looking for. If so, that's another problem because it won't accept Windows.old.

3) I do not have any recovery points beyond, like, yesterday. Apparently my uncle set it so that older recovery points are deleted to make room for new ones. Awesome.

A:Need Help Reverting Back to XP/Factory Settings

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The touchpad settings for my X1 Yoga keeps reverting back to the previous setting, no matter how many times I change it and save it. Why is this happening?  The two changes I want to keep that keeps reverting back, are these: 1) Have the middle button behave as a middle-button (instead of for scrolling) 2) Have the scrolling direction on the touchpad act normally (no reverse direction).  I had changed those settings when I first got the X1 Yoga, but then soon I chanced it again to what I want it to be now, but ever since then, those settings just won't stay and keeps reverting back to the first change I made, and it's been weeks and weeks. No matter how many times I change them and save, they only last until I close the lid. The next time I open the lid, they've reverted back.

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I have read at great length about this issue and am convinced my new Lenovo laptop is infected.  What I am not sure of is the scripts I read from Bleeping Computer are generic to be used for each person or if logs need to be reviewed to determine steps to take?  I have run Malwarebytes and it found 10 non malware items which I quarantined for fun and found nothing after running ADwCleaner.  I have started this topic with the obligatory DDS paste below and look forward to your help in resolving the issue.
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17420
Run by Susan at 10:54:36 on 2014-11-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3800.312 [GMT -7:00]
AV: Trend Micro Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {F2F88E6A-3C7A-545F-268A-5D0BDD38EE06}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Trend Micro Internet Security *Enabled/Updated* {49996F8E-1A40-5BD1-1C3A-6679A6BFA4BB}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Fingerprint Manager Pro\OmniServ.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.Wait for further instructions.

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Good day everyone!

I just had my laptop install Windows 8.1 tonight. It's a clean install, by the way. Now the problem is I noticed that every time I restart my laptop it's power plan reverts back to "power saver", I had it set on "high performance" before. I own a Samsung laptop, model is NP535U3C-A01, Series 5.

Processor: AMD A6-4455
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics card: AMD Radeon HD 7500G

Oh and one more thing... it stops charging at 99%.

A:Power plan settings keeps on reverting back after restart

There may be some specific power drivers and software for that particular laptop, look on their website in the support section for device drivers and support programs.

Usually Samsung and Toshiba laptops will have some kind of special power software, so you would have to download that and set the power settings in that software otherwise it will keep on reverting every time you reboot.

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I been noticing lately that every time I open my power settings in the control panel, it shows the "Balanced Plan" ticked despite the fact that I've changed it to "High Performance" several times in the last month. Another thing that concerns me is that usually whenever you make any changes to settings, the "Save" button at the bottom of the page is supposed to be highlighted or (in other words: able to be ticked) but every time I visit my power settings through the control panel, the Save button is never highlighted, so I can't even click on Save even if I wanted to.

I usually just exit the control panel explorer once I made the changes I want, but as I mentioned it seems to just revert right back to the Balanced Plan option upon re-opening of the Power Settings. Maybe the fact that I cannot click the Save Button is the problem.

The only thing I can think of which may ( or may not have ) caused this problem is the fact that I was making several tweaks to the system using the Advanced management options, mostly to shut off options that I didn't need to have running, and to tighten my overall system security, etc, but I don't specifically recall ever coming across an option that would restrict me making changes to the Power settings. In fact, if I did find something like that through Advanced Management options, I would have made sure that "High Performance" was the option I wanted to keep.

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A:Windows 7 Power settings keeps reverting back to [ Balanced Plan ]...

I know this is a custom build, but do you have any manufacturers power utilities installed?

Some temp software (if installed) will slow down your pc when temps run high, changing the power plan.

Please Run sfc /scan now using option 2 in this tutorial: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Please post back the results.
Please indicate what message was displayed at the end:

Windows found no integrity violations


Corrupt files were found, and windows was unable to fix them.


Corrupt files were found, and windows successfully repaired them

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I have a Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit computer. I am going to attempt to do a clean install of Windows 7 on this computer. The reason I'm not trying an in-place upgrade is because system has been running too poorly lately and I think I need a fresh install.

I'll be using a Windows 7 OEM DVD that's supposed to be new. I'm not a computer techy so I have some questions.

Since I will be wiping the hard drive of the Vista OS and using this DVD to install Windows 7, what should be the order of my BIOS? Right now it's 1. Samsung HD; 2. Oboard or USB CD-ROM Drive; 3. USB Device; 4. Onboard Sata HD (not present); 5. Onboard or USB Floppy Drive (not present).

Also, what is the least complicated and most successful method of entering my Product key for the Windows 7 disk and having it activated? I've read several scenerios. The seller of my disk said I should be given an option to activate online or over the phone and recommends phone; while another person I talked to said the phone process is a nightmare.

I'd appreciate any help.

A:Help with BIOS settings prior to installing OS

You do not have to make any boot order changes in the bios, you can leave the hard drive 1st, instead just use the 1 time boot menu key (Usually F8) watch the screen it will show you, usually at the bottom of the screen, just push the proper Function key to bring up the boot menu. Then use the arrow keys to move to your dvd drive, then just hit enter.

When you see the words "Press any key to boot from dvd" just hit any key on the keyboard. The install process will then start.

You have 30 days to activate windows, so you do not have to enter it during the install, there`s no rush.

All motherboards are different, your 1 time boot menu key could be F2, Esc, Del, F8, F10 etc, but when you boot the PC it should show you on the screen. It will tell you what key to push to enter setup (bios) and it will tell you what key to push to bring up the boot menu.

Clean Install Windows 7

If there is nothing you want to save on the hard drive, make sure you delete it to unallocated space as shown in this picture, after you do that simply click next.

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I cannot find my extensive AOL list of Favorites that were transferred over to AT&T Yahoo, using the Yahoo TrueSwitch program in February 2007. The list is not in my yahoo bookmarks and cannot be found anywhere on this computer, even after turning off my firewall and virus scan. I have checked my account status with TrueSwitch which states, 'no bookmarks were transferred.' This is not true, since I did request the transfer of my Favorites list and this list has been missing since the date TrueSwitch was activated. Instead of transferring, TrueSwitch deleted the information from my AOL account! I have also lost my saved emails from AOL. I have contacted AOL with this matter, but they cannot help and suggested I contact TrueSwitch. Have had no results after contacting Yahoo online customer help, they do not understand how to fix this problem. I wish I had backed-up my bookmarks, so there would be a copy, but did not realize I would need to do this when using Yahoo TrueSwitch. I do not recommend the Yahoo TrueSwitch program to anyone who wants to transfer information from one service to another!

Has anyone else had a problem with Yahoo TrueSwitch?
Or, would anyone know how to solve this problem?

Thanks! - Deb

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I imagine this is a known issue: I use the desktop view more than the tile view. I set the desktop icon view to "small" and arrange them the way I like. somewhere in the next boot cycle or two, the view reverts to where it was before I tried to arrange it MY way.
is there a cure?


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I've recently recovered my xp os from a crash. I have all my data. Have had issues with pc for few years and am determine to get it right.

IBM Netvista A30 tower, Model 8315

The pc itself appears to be running better than it has in a long time, after working with techguys with scans HJT logs, Moveit, etc. However, I crashed installing sp2 and have now recovered everything except internet access.

I want to back up asap while the machine is up as I have no idea how stable it is. I have iTunes and photos I don't want to lose. How do I know how much space I need. I don't have a DVD burner, just cd, so I'm thinking I need an external hard drive.

Can someone tell me how I can determine how much space i need for these files??


A:Solved: Need to back up prior to program recovery!

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Hi there, apologies for my 'username' my son initially registered for me
I have posted under 'games' as it seems I only experience my issue whilst playing games - Zuma (popcap), Mindjolt games, and daughter plays Moshi Monsters, it happens while playing this also.
It began to happen around 8wks ago with nothing at all being changed on my Acer Inspire5750, no flash update, CHROME was working well, no settings changed then during game play the screen will revert back to the last page I was on, it is so frustrating, sometimes it happens every game, sometimes it only happens only twice. If it doesn't take me back to the previous page the game will begin loading all over again like it has been refreshed. That rules out the 'back button' being responsible I think.
I am quite computer savvy but no genius but am sure I have tried everything to rectify this issue eg: uninstalled and reinstalled both Chrome + Adobe flash players, I was told Chrome use its own flash so to go to 'plugin' and try disabling one at a time (I have 3 showing) none of this worked, everything Ive tried I have put back to the way it was once it didnt work) I have cleaned cache/cookies in google, cleared history etc, done Disk Cleanup and many other bits and pieces that I have been asked to try, all to no avail.

I have attempted to play Zuma through IE instead, however the game wont even load in IE, why would this be? I have the latest flash installed - see below, ... Read more

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Nob question for you experts. After reading many threads about this UEFI stuff, i'm confused. I have a Asus Sabertooth z77 motherboard and will be fresh installing windows 8.1 full to Samsung 250gb ssd. I'm not quite getting what i'm supposed to configure on the MB for UEFI boot prior to installing the windows 8.1. Anyone please explain step by step as to what needs to done in the bios before I install windows please. Oh and I will be using the DVD disk to install.

A:UEFI settings for ASUS z77 prior to Clean install

If you are installing Windows 7/8/10 from a USB flash drive in UEFI Boot Mode, then you need to have a UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7/8/10 USB flash drive.

Here is more info: UEFI Boot Mode (installing using the GPT partition style) and Legacy BIOS Boot Mode (installing using the MBR partition style). -> link

Asus motherboard with UEFI firmware. How to install Windows 7/8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode.

You do not need to change the default UEFI firmware (BIOS) settings.

Note: You need to select to boot from the UEFI type (marked UEFI in the boot menu) if you want to install Windows 7/8/10 64-bit in UEFI Boot Mode (see screenshot below).

Note: You do not need to change the boot order of drives in your UEFI firmware settings.
- Connect your Windows 7/8/10 64-bit USB flash drive (Note: FAT32 file system) or insert your Windows 7/8/10 64-bit DVD.
- Restart the computer.
- Press the correct key to enter the boot menu (for example, Asus F8 and Gigabyte F12).
- Select to boot from the "UEFI: USB/DVD device name" (see screenshot below).

If you are booting from a Windows 7/8/10 64-bit USB flash drive in UEFI Boot Mode, then UEFI firmware run \efi\boot\bootx64.efi file. Note: This file does not exist by default in the Windows 7 installation media, so you need to create this file by using the Rufus program, if you want UEFI Boot Mode compatible Windows 7 64-bit USB flash drive.

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im currently working on my brothers computer. its an older windows xp with an athlon 1.3 single core, 386mb 133 ddr ram, and a ak74-ec motherboard. i was trying to reformat and reinstall windows when i happened to press the wrong button on startup and it brought me to the setup menu. so i changed the 1st boot sequence to cd drive. i disabled the floppy boot cus i got rid of it. and i changed the memory clocks to 133 instead of 100 cus i thought it would improve its performance. so i save and quit and the com shuts off. when i went to boot it back up it beeped 3 times then shuts off before it even gets to the first info screen. i kept trying it and it actually stayed on once but the beep is now a continuous note. not to mention the monitor wouldnt recognize the computer. i tried unplugging it and turning it off and back on but nothing works. i would like to know how to get to the setup screen again and revert the settings back to how they were. is there a way to get around that or a way to fix it? please and thank you.

A:Com shuts off prior to power up, after I changed setup settings :/

You can clear the BIOS settings to default values by removing the CMOS battery for a few minutes. Make sure the PC is off and unplugged. It won't necessarily go back to the settings you had before unless they were default. You will have to manually do that.

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All heck broke loose after printer install.
Could not go back to the restore point prior to the install.
Running slow. Everything seems to be running?
Please advise.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 5:49:34 PM, on 7/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\Program Files\Toshiba\Power Management\CeEPwrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
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A:cannot go back to system restore prior to new printer install.

I am presuming that the Toshiba is the Laptop, as I don’t know of a Toshiba desktop they might be around, or the printer, you also have Brother and HP I am presuming one of them is the new printer is the other one a previous printer or a scanner?
You also have 4 tool bars and 2 Antivirus that I can tell, which can cause conflicts,

If both the brother and HP are previous and current new printer uninstall both, then reinstall the new one after you have cleaned out the computer.
You also have Ad aware and spy bot, if you insist on keeping both programs, best to not having running in the background and only update and run when you want to use them. And then only use one at a time.
A bit more details on which is the new printer, and what make is your laptop/desktop is.

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hi all

please help me on this i done an update from ie6 to ie7 after some time and patience i loaded ie it now takes ages to load and sometimes freezes i have tried to go back to ie6 followed some of the tasks from here but some how in the add/remove programs windows update ie7 is no where to be found
please help me i canto get on with ie7 and would like to go back to ie 6

A:reverting back to ie6

From Microsoft - http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/support/default.mspx

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Hello i have a lenovo windows 8 laptop which is having trouble updating and goes to reverting back. Recently its been stuck on that screen for a long time. I did reset it but it goes to the same screen

A:reverting back to changes

Are the windows updates or what and how many.
BTW your system specs indicate OS Luke?

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I downloaded the beta version of Microsoft Office Professional 2007 the other day and it seems to have upgraded my Office 2003 applications rather then installing 2007 seperately and leaving me the option of using either 2003 or the beta of 2007. The beta versions are very buggy from what I understand, so what happens if I want to go back to only having Office 2003. I don't have the actual 2003 software CD. The guy I bought the computer from never included it, so I hope that I don't have to go through and reinstall everything to get 2003 back the way it was before downloading Office 2007.


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Hi new here,

hope someone can help im trying to make a hijackthis log but in the 5 dteps it says i need to have sp1a but my system is on sp2 how can i get it back to sp1 or do i not need to


A:reverting from sp2 back to sp1 with xp

hi im trying to post a hijack this log but in the 5 steps i am told i need to be on sp1 but my system is on sp2 how can i get it back to sp1

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I made a big mistake by updating to XP SP2.
Is there a way to go back to SP1...

A:Reverting Back to SP1...

You can go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall SP2. I would then go to system restore and restore to a point before you installed SP2. There should be a point named SP2 install or something like this.

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I have a laptop that for some reason when i close the lid the usb shut off and i believe this is due to the usb power settings in the device manager say that the system can turn them off to save power. So when i close the lid the usb shut off. But if i change that setting and tell it not to turn off to save power they work fine.

I am setting this setting on the USB Root Hubs but when i reboot they revert back to being checked off to save power. Any ideas why this may be reverting back to the original state?

A:USB Power Settings Reverting

1.) Open Power Options in control panel.
2.) Click on Change Plan Settings in whatever plan you're using.
3.) Click on "Change Advanced Power Settings".
4.) Expand "USB Settings".
5.) Click on "USB selective suspend setting".
6.) Select Disable
7.) Click OK
8.) Test to see if it still reverts the USB hub's power settings.

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Hey, y'all. I have a bit of a problem that I hope you can help me with:

I'm fairly proficient when it comes to computers. I know how to mess with programs, some HTML work, etc. I often get asked to fix people's laptops on a daily basis, which is where the problem began.

I've reverted computers back to factory settings many, many times. This time, however, I am running into a situation. This particular laptop is a 2008 HP running on Vista Home Premium that doesn't get used very often. I'd say it probably gets turned on once a month. Nothing much was installed on it except for Adobe Reader, iTunes, and a ton of Word documents. My mom wanted me to factory restore it so she could hand it off to someone else.

Anyway, to get to the point: I did the usual F11 when the computer booted up and ran through the prompt asking me if I would prefer to use System Restore to go back to an earlier time. I chose no and proceeded onto the screen asking if I would like to reinstate it to factory settings. I clicked yes and watched it go through the motions of installing original software. Everything was normal to that point, but after that, it gets weird. It came up with a screen saying "Installing HP Software" and gets all the way to 100% before restarting a few times and coming back to that screen. It stays there for what seems like ages, then restarts a few more times. Then it comes to a blank, black screen and restarts yet again. Finally, after that, it goes to the deskto... Read more

A:Reverting to Factory Settings


When you select the recovery, do you have a destructive option? If so, I would choose that & format the drive.

Give it a go & report back. OK?

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I have an external monitor that I like to use; I configure my laptop display settings to only show the desktop on the external monitor and not on its own screen. However, every time it goes to sleep, when it comes back it doesn't remember the settings and has the display on the laptop monitor instead; I always have to go back to the control panel and tell it to switch back to the external display. How can I get it to remember automatically?

A:Display settings keep reverting

Instead of going to the control panel use Windows + P, it is labeled Projector Only but it doesn't have to be a projector.


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I currently have two hard drives on my computer with XP being installed in one of them. Everything was fine till during startup, Windows flashed an error message saying one of them had failed a s.m.a.r.t test and its failure was imminent. So I immediately backed up the data and installed xp on the other hard disk.

Now my question is, what should I do such that the old settings and installations are synchronised with the new installation? Is it possible for me to get my old desktop back without having to uninstall and reinstall various programs?

Thanks in advance,

OS : MS Windows Xp, Media Center Edition, SP 2

A:Reverting settings to new XP installation?


You are either going to have to reinstall all your programs or
start up the hard drive that failed the SMART test and "ghost" or image it to the other hard drive - this way you do not have to reinstall anything. Imaging the one hard drive to the other will overwrite everything on the destination hard drive.

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I have a Toshiba laptot 32 bit, I originally had vista installed, when I took it for repair they unistalled vista and replaced it with windows7 professional, I don,t like the new windows and wish to go back to my old vista again, I have the original vista Disks. can someone please guide me through to do this?

A:reverting back to vista

This is the procedure
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista
But be aware, you MUST have the correct key number of it will not work after 30 days and you will not have Seven, either.
If you have a key and are not sure if it is valid, call Microsoft to be sure
In addition, problems installing are always possible.
That being said. Seven is better than Vista. It is Vista with a lot more features. I think that if you give it time and learn, you will be happy that you kept it.

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Sorry to bother, could someone please help out?

My computer has gotten slowly all of a sudden during the last 2 weeks.

It takes several minutes when trying to open/rename/copy/move/deletes folders/files, and even longer when emptying the recycle bin. Same goes with opening some programs especially FireFox & Winamp.

I also keep getting this message "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience" It crashes every time I try to play certain videos, copying or moving files.

For the last couple years, I kept getting the message "Your system is low on virtual memory" My current memory is 256MB of RAM, I will buy another bar of RAM soon, still it's not an excuse for the sudden slowness, especially when I don't have powerful programs that requires the upgrade.

I have scanned with SpySweeper and Panda, both detected malware, unfortunately no fixing was done since both require payment to do so.

I scanned then with Ad-Aware, Spybot and AVG and fixed whatever they found.

I do have a log of Panda and screencap of SpySweeper, so if HJT log fails to be useful, I will provide the other 2 logs if requested.

I hope I provided enough information, and many thanks for taking the time to help out!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:23:39 PM, on 5/29/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

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A:Windows Reverting Back

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Due to problems with quick books I had to revert from 10 back to7
When I did I had numerous problems with permissions and now I found that windows 7 backup task image is now corrupt
Any help?

A:reverting from Windows 10 back to 7

I upgraded to Windows 10 on July 30th from Win7.
Before I did I cloned my Win7 disk to another spare drive.
I periodically boot into that drive and after a few minutes it tries to Upgrade to Win10 and fails. I want it to stop doing that.
It probably fails because the upgrade files in the download folder are corrupt.
I have uninstalled KB3035583 and hidden it.
How do I stop Windows 7 from trying to upgrade to Windows 10?
I already called Windows Support and they were no help and they had no problems with me running Windows 7 and Windows 10 on the same machine as long as I didn't run them both at the same time (how could I?).

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Last year I got windows 7, and installed it on my computer. My computers performance went way down. I have a 2000 HP with upgraded ram and graphics, and a new fan. It was stupid to upgrade, but i was naive. My computer didnt come with discs for windows xp, and I have no way to revert back. Is there any way to go back to XP from windows 7?

A:Reverting back to Windows XP

We will need the HP model ID found on a label on the back of a tower type or underneath a laptop type.

Take a look here for help locating the model


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 Is it possible to uninstall Ubuntu and go back to Win7 if I only have the original Product key and no boot disc? Also the Win 7 was upgraded to Win10 before wiping the laptop.

A:reverting back to Windows

DMcD65 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!You said you "wiped" the laptop, so any Recovery information is long gone. Your only recourse at this point is to use something known as HP Recovery Media. HP Recovery Media is a set of DVDs and a CD, or USB stick, that will erase the hard drive (removing all data, settings, and applications, reinstall the original OS, drivers, and some HP Utilities. In some cases, you may be able to order a USB stick instead of disks. You have to order these from HP; they can not be downloaded.You can look online for Recovery Media starting with the linked paged: http://support.hp.com/us-en/driversOnce there, input your Product name or number. On your Software and Drivers Download page, select your Operating System and and Version. Click "Update". If HP Recovery Media is available for your machine, down near the bottom of the page, you will see an entry for Order Recovery Media-CD/DVD/USB. Click the "+" symbol to expand that entry and click on Order Media for details.Or, if you prefer, you can do the same by contacting HP Customer Service:If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a ... Read more

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I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.

A:Reverting back to XP using windows.old.

I tried using the information in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I try to do ANY of those commands, it tells me the files cannot be found. I can't rename the Windows 7 files either. ;_; I seriously might cry if I can't revert back to my old installation.Did you move the Windows.Old folder from where it was originally created?

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My father hit yes to upgrad his HP Probook 6407b from Windows 7 to Win 10. He did not realize what he was saying yes to.

He brought it to me before it finsihed. I got into win 10, but then had issues with HP security software at boot. It would hang at boot, say something about a finger print reader, and then allow me to log in. So I decided to revert back to win 7. that failed. Goes to try a startup repair and it does not work. It looks like win 7 trying to do it and not 10.

Is there any way to recover either win 7 or 10?

I tried a win 10 usb drive, but it says the upgrade was previously started in windows, turn off machine and restart, but that fails.

A:Failed Reverting Back to 7

How did you try to revert back to Win 7 ?
Did you do it this way ?........................................

Start button > left side, select Settings > select Update and Security > left side, select Recovery > right side, under Go back to Windows 7, click the Get Started button > follow the prompts from then on.

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I have a laptop bought nine years ago, now running Windows 10 Home version 1903. It is only used when there is a problem with my desktop computer, or when a portable PC is needed. It was originally using Windows 7 but with the present operating system it is almost unusably slow, with boot up 2 mins. 40 seconds and loading imaging software nearly three minutes ? there is only one program loaded at startup ? defender (msconfig). I have the Windows 7 original product serial number and an OEM copy of Windows 7 ? is it possible to revert without buying a new copy of Windows 7, it would then presumably be much quicker ? the lack of future fixes would be acceptable. Or maybe there is a way to make it go faster in Windows 10?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3766 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1755 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 306 GB (218 GB Free);
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire 5742Z
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Hi All,

While installing windows XP I changed my file system to NTFS, but now I want to install windows 98 and do dual boot. How do I convert my hard drive back to FAT32?

Thanking you in advance.

A:Reverting back to FAT32

Sorry - too late. If you want to dual boot W98 anda XP you must always load the older OS first.

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Well I don't know if there's anything better than windows default or whatever, i just want to get rid of the modification I made because I can't seem to hit anything precisely on desktop, which is actually good to have acceleration.
It's killing me because I do a lot quickly and can't seem to hit buttons, icons, and all the precise small stuff that is needed in video editing, coding, web etc.
I found this guide about game mode The Truthful Mouse Guide

But I know I used one of the guides to change registery, and I don't really see the difference by disabling/enabling "Enhance mouse percision" in controlpanel

I just want to get this back to defaults, unless there's a better setting for desktop use.

A:Reverting back to desktop

It woud certainly help to know what your "modification" was.

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Hi, I am trying to reset my laptop back to the original windows 7 it came with from Windows 10. I went on the Microsoft website and even though I have the product / license key they told me that as this came pre installed on my equipment I needed to contact the manufacturer. I have looked and looked on the HP website and I cannot find anything to help me and I do not see why I have to purchase another copy of Windows 7. My laptop doesn't even revert to factory setting as I have tried this several times and I am still stuck with Windows 10. The laptop is my standby as I have a new one but I can't get my old Lexmark printer to work in Windows 10 but it worked fine in Windows 7 so I want to have my older laptop reverted back to windows 7, my new one came with windows 10 as it's only 5 months old. Any help to get Windows 7 back on my laptop would be appreciated and I would have thought that HP would and should be able to help.

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Its been over 30 days and I completely dispise Windows 10. I dispise it so much I stopped using my laptop because of it. Nothing works. None of the programs I have work with Windows 10. I lost over 5k dollars because of this! I was never told it was not going to work, no warnings, nothing! I was also ripped off by your company after purchasing a 3 year antivirus program which I was just told by the company that handles that, that you only set it up for a year after I paid for 3!!!! I've been completely ripped off and when I tried to talk to someone on the online chat, after being connected, and they gave their greeting, there was no reply after I sent my issue to them!!! This is the worst company I've ever done business with!!! Almost $2000 down the **bleep**ing drain!!! Never again will I ever buy an HP product! NEVER AGAIN!!! And I will talk to my rep to close my business accounts as well!!! If you can't do right by my personal account what makes me think you will do right by my business ones?!!! -Tomas

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I uninstalled the IE9 update I had to have it automatically revert back to IE8. However, my Windows does not have IE8 in "Turn on Windows Features on or off" menu.

I'm using a Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit upgrade from Windows Vista (the key can't be used with a 'normal' install disc).

A:Uninstalled IE9, not reverting back to IE8

Welcome to Seven Forums Joona. I take it you found IE9 on the list of installed updates? This should indicate you had IE8 originally, and it should indeed revert.

Try this:

Start> In search box type run> Enter> When run box opens type iexplore.exe> Enter

Does IE8 open? If not, you can try this Fix It to make sure IE9 was uninstalled correctly


A Guy

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Hello everyone i just installed win 7 on a new 500GB hard drive, on my OLD upgraded machine,(not my main machine) i would like to wipe that HD clean and try installing a Diffrent, older, OS. or use it for a secondary HD on my MAIN machine. I dont belive i can format the Active partition with in windows 7 ?, how do i remove window 7 and the system restore partition from the HD?.

Thanks in advance

A:Reverting back to a Clean HD

Quote: Originally Posted by Pantz

Hello everyone i just installed win 7 on a new 500GB hard drive, on my OLD upgraded machine,(not my main machine) i would like to wipe that HD clean and try installing a Diffrent, older, OS. or use it for a secondary HD on my MAIN machine. I dont belive i can format the Active partition with in windows 7 ?, how do i remove window 7 and the system restore partition from the HD?.

Thanks in advance

A thrid party app, a dos disk, any other OS boot disk will do it.

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My neighbor wants to go back to IE 7. I tried the accepted way ctrl panel>add-remove and the remove hit a snag. I get the following message with an added problem. What in tarnation is going on?

Set cannot copy the file ieeula.chm.

Now I no longer have all my tool bars in IE only the address bar and Links and no way to turn the rest on or access.

A:Problem reverting back to IE 6

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Alright, I'm using this Microsoft article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971760/

I have the windows.old folder on my HD, everything intact, but when I type and of the commands, it tells me it cannot find the file specified. I know they're there. ;_;

I'm going to cry.

A:Reverting back to XP via windows.old.

Step 3 says that if you receive that message to move on to step 4 as follows:

Step 4: Copy the contents or move the contents of the Windows.old folder
Note When you type one or more of the commands at the command prompt in the following steps and press ENTER, you may receive the following message:
The system cannot find the file specified.
If you receive this message, go to the next step in this section, and then type the command in that next step.

Type the following commands at the command prompt:
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\windows c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y "c:\windows.old\program files" c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y c:\windows.old\users c:\
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
move /y “c:\windows.old\documents and settings” c:\
And, it looks like if you get that same message again, you're supposed to move on to step 5. Its confusing for sure but it looks like you have to figure out exactly where the .old file is supposed to be and get it there if needed. Without seeing or knowing more that's my best guess.

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Hello all,

On my friend's Windows 7 x86 machine some registery apps were working and every so often some odd thing would occur. After uninstalling those registery apps which were doubtful to me, we restarted to use the machine. Now I think the registery has changed and is different to its default. How to revert those registery settings to their default state please?

My sig: There is a disaster occurring in "Kobane".

A:Reverting the registery to its default settings

Was the Registry backed up ? What programs where used ? ..

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Hi guys hoping someone can help me please?

I have a Geforce GTX 660 and I have recently installed Windows 7 64-bit. For about 4 days everything has been fine - did Geforce drivers and amended the resolution in Nvidia Control panel, got Win 7 SP1, did Win updates, and all was well for about 4 days.

Then I left my PC for 30 mins, came back and turned on the screen - and it has reverted to the pre-driver state for graphics. I have tried uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling the drivers and nvidia software a few times but it doesn't work. Also the card has HD Audio but no sound is coming through. The test you can do in Sound in Control Panel plays and all files play - just no sound is produced.

I can't change from 1024x768, and no sound plays .

Please help any ideas are welcome thank you

A:System Reverting To Pre-Driver Settings

Welcome to the forum. Have you installed certified drivers for 64 bit they have to be certified if they arnt they will install and work until you reboot then windows will kick the out and revert. You can force it to use them but its not recommended as its there for protection How to install unsigned drivers on Windows 7? - Super User

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Hello Everyone,

I have successfully installed an Android Skin Pack. I did a system restore before the installation though. However, since I didn't like the details much, I used a System Restore and reverted the settings. Some of the icons are left and I want to revert them back to its usual state. I hope you can support me regarding this matter.

Thank you and Good Day!

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A:Reverting Windows 7 Icons Back

Welcome to Seven Forums neirudokuro. I'd suggest running the System File Checker:

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

This will of course also disable all 3rd party themes until you repatch your system. A Guy

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Hi there
I had to revert one of my laptops back to W7 -- need it for work. I'm still using W8 at home etc.

I did a CLEAN re- install of W7 Enterprise X-64 which INCLUDED SP1.

After the install it needed over 120 updates -- even BEFORE installing OFFICE 2010. This was a W7 install which INCLUDED SP1 so if you are reverting to an OLDER copy of W7 you'll need even more updates. !!!

Just warning people in case for one reason or another they revert back to W7 and choose to do a complete re-install -- process could take you longer than you think !!!!


A:Warning - reverting back to W7 might need a LOT of updates

Why don't you use something like Macrium Reflect FREE Edition to take an image, then renew the image after each set of updates.

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I have had this machine for 10 months ...Now when i boot it up it has started to boot up in recovery mode and I have to keep doing a system restore .... It then works for a day or 2 and starts the process all over again, its driving me mad.

I have run anti virus and spybot etc and found nothing ....Can anyone help

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I'm using Windows XP SP2 and with the classic interface style. For some reason, though, Windows reverts back to the XP style whenever I reboot. I've checked my startup programs (both in startup menu and registry/RUN) but it's all clean there. What could be causing this problem?

One thing to note: only the style gets reverted on reboot, all the other interface appearance settings (font size, window color, desktop background, menu animation, etc.) remain intact.


A:Windows reverting back to XP style

1st off what are you using classic for. lol
2nd off how do you log onto your user name
and are you an administrator on your computer

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My acer aspire v5-571-6471 went to update last night. It ran into a problem of some sort told me failure in update and is reverting back to its last functions. I went to bed and when I woke it was on a please wait screen. Been there for 9 hours. I tried alt+f10 to access the recovery partion as I can not get to my login screen. But alt+f10 does nothing. I do not have a windows 8 recovery dick laying around as I just bought the laptop from my sister who also has no recovery dick. Please help. If anyone is nice enough to make a recovery dick iso for usb and allow me to download it I would be grateful. I really don't have the money to go and buy anything at this current time.

A:failure in update and is reverting back

The proper word is disc for CD or DVD, not dick. You sound young.

Disc is marked as such on the face of the Optical drive tray.

You can get the Factory Restore discs for Windows 7 from Acer, I did for an Aspire I was given, cost less than $30US, haven't check price for Windows 8 yet.

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