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Updation upon Windows XP Preparation

Q: Updation upon Windows XP Preparation

Hello,

I've just loaded Xp on my machine.
I've done it many times before and I know that you need all the updates to get the service pack 2.
I want to understand is if I really need the sp2 and do I really need to use all updates?
It appears that some of them are redundant and not necessary to have just more clutter in my registry.
So can anyone give me a true explanation.

PeAcE!!

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Preferred Solution: Updation upon Windows XP Preparation

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: Updation upon Windows XP Preparation

No. You don't need to apply any updates before installing SP2... Just go ahead and install SP2. The only updates you will need are the "Post-SP2" updates; updates that were released after Service Pack 2.

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Dear Team,
I have been trying to update the below mentioned pre installed software in my laptop. but i couldnt able to install. please help to install the same.

2018-04 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB4093118)

Installation date: ?16-?Apr-?18 10:52 AM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 8024200D

Update type: Important

A security issue has been identified in a Microsoft software product that could affect your system. You can help protect your system by installing this update from Microsoft. For a complete listing of the issues that are included in this update, see the associated
Microsoft Knowledge Base article. After you install this update, you may have to restart your system.

More information: 
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4093118

Help and Support: 
http://support.microsoft.com/help/4093118

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Hi,
I'm currently using Windows 81 and would like to upgrade to Windows 10 sometime soon. And am wondering if there are things I'd need to prepare in advance. Such as would I have to be updating the Dell drivers and so forth?
Thanks.

A:Upgrading to Windows 10, Preparation in Advance?

It really depends on what computer you have.  First I would go to the support page for your particular computer and ensure that it is tested to work with Windows 10.  If its ok from Dell, download and install the latest BIOS and drivers for Windows 8.1 if you plan on doing an in place upgrade.  If you wish to do a fresh install, you will want to download all the available drivers for Windows 10 that Dell provides and save them to a USB drive or Disc so you can use them when Windows 10 is finished installing.

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Can System Preparation Tool discussed in tutorial "Windows 7 Installation - Transfer to a New Computer" be run on the target HDD if the target HDD is now a secondary drive of another Windows installation ?

Forgot to SysPrep my Win 7 Pro 64bit prior to removing the old mother board...that board is now installed in other Windows system Win 7 Pro 32 bit.

Can I run System Preparation Tool on my original target drive if it a secondary drive another PC ?

Thanks...

A:can System Preparation Tool be run outside of Windows

Will the OS start up on the new hardware? How did it start the first time you moved it to that hardware?

Why are you wanting to SysPrep?

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Hi all, I've been stalking your forum for what seems like years but now I finally have an issue which is stumping me. I'm not a wizard at computing, but I'm not an amatuer either so appologies for any issues that may arise!
I currently Have Windows 8.1 Pro (Upgrade from Win 7) installed.
In preparation for Windows 10 I was having a clear out before deciding a complete format would probably be best to get rid of the years of rubbish accumulated (From Vista days).
My problem is this, at some point since owning Vista on the computer an additional partition was created which I never use as it's nearly always full and has nothing of use on it. Unfortunately this is where I get confused as both partitions seem to do different jobs (System, page file etc)
Is there any way to clean it up so everything is on one nice partition for Windows 10?
I'm unable to delete or merge in Disk management I think due to them having the different functions spread over the two?
I seem to recall it's ended up like this when I upgraded from 7 to 8 so I could dual boot (Back in the days when Win 8 was an unknown entity)
For reference I had the full version of Vista, then upgrade versions of 7 and 8.
Many thanks in advance,
Shaun

A:Partition Issues- In preparation for Windows 10 from 8.1

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
I believe this is what your looking for seeing you might have a upgrade key for win-8 or 8.1 ?
Upgrade Install to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1

Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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Hi,
we have 01 Windows 7 fresh machine with required applications. I want to create its image and install on other several machines.

please guide

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First off - this forum is a lifesaver! I have done quite a bit of reading here and appreciate everyone's contribution.

While I think i'm somewhat prepared to install Win7 this weekend, I was hoping someone can help me with my last few questions.

1. I will be installing win7 and all programs on Ocz Vertec 2 SDD. Should I only install the sdd first and then hookup the remaining data drives after?

2. I have 3 drives (320gb WD3200AAKS). 1 is currently loaded with XP and program files and 2 with data files from my XP machine. I would like to start with fresh drives for the new sytem - should I back up required data to my external and then format the drives in XP prior to installing Win7?

I will be using Sony Vegas Pro for video editing - should I use a Raid0 setup with 2 drives for faster read/write speeds and then use the third for regular storage?

What is the best use of these drives for this purpose?

Thanks in advance.

A:XP - Windows & Ultimate migration preparation

You'll want to put your OS and Programs on the SSD for fastest performance.

Unplug the other HD's during install so Win7 doesn't place its boot files on the XP partition. After install, you can plug the other HD's back in to access your files, boot XP if needed via the BIOS one-time Boot Menu key, then wipe the HD's when you're ready. Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

Here are some tips for getting a perfect install, based on hundreds I've done: re-install windows 7

Clean Install Windows 7

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What do I have to do to a hard drive that has had Windows XP on it to get it ready for a Windows 7 installation?

I can get to the point where it says to select a partition, but no further.

I've tried wiping the drive, installing over the old OS, reformatting, removing the partition and adding a new one and I still get the same error message: Cannot create a system partition or install to any existing partition.

I even re-installed Win XP, and I can see the system partition. Same error message. I tried it with Win 2K also.

A:Hard Drive Preparation For Windows 7 Installation

Make a bootable CD of Partition Wizard. Then use it to delete, clean, and make a raw new looking hard drive for installation.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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Hi, I want to know intimation through mail if any any modifications or updations taken on my favorite websites. Is there any procedures or softwares to know updation of my favorite websites?
 

A:website updation

Just hover your mouse over the link. If it's not the same as the official site then it's spam.

For example if the hyperlink shows google.com but if you hover over it and it says asalkjfa..com/aodfaiha/asda/xxaf/ada then you know it's fake.
 

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I cannot access my pendrive or any other devices on my PC. I checked for solution. My device driver has expired and  i'm not abled to update driver.Help me to find a solution.

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K4 note taking time to upgrade android 6.0 its not moving from 0%

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Hello,

So since last month, when the PREPARATION updates for Windows 10 started rolling, my PC with MSI Z97 PC mate started randomly turning itself on from sleep with reasons in eventvwr.msc as either:
Unknown
or most often
Intel eXtensible Controller (by the way I suspect Microsoft is doing some Hardcore spying - by injecting something some Code into the Motherboard-similairly as the KEYS for Windows 10).


Of course, windows was reinstalled 4(!) times, BIOS reflashed (3 times) and still the same thing is happening.
Of course also - fiddled with ALL the settings in there - Disabled all wake on LAN - disabled boot / wake by ethernet, tried switching Wake mode from OS to BIOS, and vice versa - NOTHING helped.

This all started last month, shortly after I tried installing the updates that were prior to Windows 10 (which shouldnīt be any problem, since the system was allready reinstalled 4 times, and in addition 3 times it was installed on Windows 10).

By the way I would like to write some interesting suspicion - When I was doing these reinstalls, I had installed completelly CLEAN install of Windows 8.1 and noticed that there are some bugs - that were fixed in the updates (such as Text displaying in different
language on the locksreen in Windows), that I decided JUST TO CHECK for the updates, and WITHIN SECONDS the Get Windows 10 update was installed, EVEN THOUGH I JUST SET IT TO CHECK FOR UPDATES AND LET ME CHOOSE TO DOWNLOAD, IT AUTOMATICALLY CHANGED ITSELF T... Read more

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Hello,
My HP laptop upgraded itself to windows 10 around 2 months back. It was working all fine till today morning.
My system started updating itself today... after updating till 100% it got hanged... after waiting for several minutes... tried restarting but it was getting hang again , so tried starting in safe mode... it showed the error message as per attached pic, tried repairing by starting system settings but nothing helped so have shut down.
Error code : 0x00000f
Please help.
 

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My pc is continuously restarting from yesterday....it till restarting and restarting.....what the hell is that....i am totally irritated ....plz help me
 

A:My pc restarting continuously without any updation

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I have set the favorite in IE11 through Group policy preference. However, once the user logs in and the favorites are updated and then if I makes any changes in the Favorties(like removal of some Favorites) through GPO, the old favorites still remain in
user profile and is updated only once the profile is deleted.
Don't seem to be a nice solution to have profile deleted for the IE Favorites to be updated. Any other solution?

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hi.........
how can we avoid the updation of xp by the internet.........can we delete or uninstall these updates....

A:avoid window xp updation through internet?????????/

Why would you want to do that ? Those updates are meant to keep your system secure and stable.

To deactivate the automatic updates go to control panel => security center => manage security settings for automatic updates (at the bottom).

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Hi

i want to update the text box based on the combo box selection based on the user form in excel. I am using the below code but the problem is combo box value is hidden once i selected but text box value is coming.
'Private Sub ComboBox1_Change()
'ComboBox1.Value = Worksheets("OptionPage").Range("Af28").Value
'TextBox7.Value = Worksheets("OptionPage").Range("Ag28").Value
'End Sub

I am assigning the value of combo box into af28 and from there i am doing a vlookup in ag28 to get a value. In the combo box i have row source of particular range in the sheet.

Please help.....
 

A:Solved: Combo box text field updation

Hi, could you just post a sample with dummy data, it makes it easer to 'see' what you need / want.
 

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Hey Guys,

I tried updating IE 11 and got this Error: Code 9C47.
I then downloaded and ran SURT and it didn't give me any error other than installing an update.
I ran sfc /scannow and it found no integrity violations.
My cbs log ,sfc /scannow and Error are attached to this post.

Pls help me to install IE 11.

P.S i might have used few registry cleaners to clean registry.

TY in advance.

A:Error Code 9C57 during Internet Explorer 11 updation from IE 9

Registry Cleaners are DEATH.
The most likely fix is going to be a repair install, since you appear to have multiple problems...
CheckSUR shows...

Code:
CSI Catalog Expired Total count: 6
CBS Catalog Expired Total count: 8
SFC shows clear, but there are background errors in the CBS data, relating to the errors that CheckSUR found.

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I need to find a way to install Applications in XP and configure User Profile Specific Apps and then somehow take my profile and make it someone else's. I'm not allowed to know the future user of the machines password, and they are not accessible to log in to allow me to set up the machine. Most of our Apps are profile specific so installing them as me and thats it, would not work. The Laptops will be associated with a domain, and I do have access to see what the current SID of the user is. Can I just somehow install the apps and configure them with my account and then change the SID in the registry or something to foul the system into thinking the user installed all the apps themselves.

Any Ideas?

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Hello, I just got a new computer for the first time in a long while. I've done a lot of thinking over the years on security and maintenance. I've got a process I intend to go through and I've refined it as I've helped family members setup their new computers. I'm wondering, is there anything in the list below that I've forgotten? Anything in the wrong order? I'd really appreciate any input. Thanks very much. -Eric Note, throughout this process create System Restore points from time to time.Create admin accountTransfer AVG on thumb drive (if you can find full download version)Install AVGTransfer Firefox current version on thumb driveInstall FirefoxInstall Firefox add-ons (NoScript)Connect to LANRun Windows UpdateInstall additional security utilitiesSpywareBlasterEmsisoft AntiMalwareMalwarebytesSuperAntispywareVerify Windows Security Settings Windows FirewallCreate non-admin user accountsInstall additional device driversprinter drivervideo card driverscanner softwareMigrate Firefox Bookmarks & IE FavoritesInstall other software for enhanced browsingAdobe ReaderAdobe FlashAdobe ShockwaveInstall other utilitiesCCleanerDefragglerTreeSize FreeDigest-It MD5 hash utilityInstall Recovery ConsoleInstall other softwareDigital camera softwareApplications

A:New Computer Preparation

Any/all procedures employed with a new system...is personal opinion, IMO.

That said...

Why the use of USB devices?

Desktop or laptop?

OEM system or self-built?

My process is simple...I assemble my system (if self-built). If OEM laptop, I just turn it on.

First thing I do is install chipset and LAN drivers from CD. I want Internet connectivity right from the start. Once I have that, I activate my version of Windows.

Once I have connectivity, I go to Windows Update right away and install some critical updates. After system reboots from installation of those updates, I go online, download and install something other than AVG. I prefer Avira Free, but Microsoft Security Essentials and Avast Free are also reliable alternatives. I update the AV.

I then download/install SUPERAntiSpyware and update same.

I then install any other drivers I have ignored that require installation...I do not install a modem driver since I haven't used a modem in years...I disable that item in the BIOS.

Then I worry about other programs. I don't believe installing multiple copies of the same type of program (malware preventatives) is useful and my experience is that SAS does the job for that area.

Once I've done the basics...activated, installed critical updates, installed additional system defenses and ensured that all basic system functions are working well (Windows firewall is activated by default), then I randomly install other programs I think I immediately need.

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Hi all I was forwarded from here:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic420671.html/page__view__findpost__p__2448400

So now I got the dds and attact txt files. But when I run GMER after some time i get a blue screen.
And my computer runs slooooow, computer is bascially unusable. Programs take forever. Eventually the computer gets faster after I leave it on for hours and then it becomes usable.

I have attached the attach.txt and dds.txt from the ddr.scr I downloaded. I also uploaded pictures of the blue screen i got. I also got this blue screen when running some rootkit remover in the orignal topic I was forwarded from.
Picture is too big to upload here so i put it here: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v135/noitidart/bluescreennotsoblurry.gif

A:Cannot complete preparation

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer! I am HelpBot: an automated program designed to help the Bleeping Computer Staff better assist you! This message contains very important information, so please read through all of it before doing anything. We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here. To help Bleeping Computer better assist you please perform the following steps:*************************************************** In order to continue receiving help at BleepingComputer.com, YOU MUST tell me if you still need help or if your issue has already been resolved on your own or through another resource! To tell me this, please click on the following link and follow the instructions there.CLICK THIS LINK >>> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/logreply/427717 <<< CLICK THIS LINK If you no longer need help, then all you needed to do was the previous instructions of telling me so. You can skip the rest of this post. If you do need help please continue with Step 2 below.*************************************************** If you still need help, I would like you to post a Reply to this topic (click the "Add Reply" button in the lo... Read more

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I'm considering trying TurboTax, TaxCut, or TaxACT this year. If I don't finish my tax return in one session and shut down until a later time, will the info provided in the first session be there waiting? Or do I need to take an affirmative step to not lose previous entries? Do these programs provide such guidance?

Herman Miller
 

A:Tax preparation software

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Hi,

I need few suggestions.

I am intending to install the preview as it will be better than windows 8. I had purchased windows 8 Pro from MS store and also installed the media center.

I will create a system image. download and install 8.1 preview. when RTM is available I will restore from the image and install the final version(prevents me from re installation of application). Is that okay?

Does the preview / RTM require a new key or will it work with the current key installed?

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From my old thread, http://www.techsupportforum.com/foru...sod-620254.htm I finally decided to do the necessary actions to fix my random BSOD, which includes installing SP3 and then upgrading my GEFORCE nvidia driver after. (Decided to stall because I knew it was going to take time)


Got my external drive and floppy disc -> check. I am currently backing up my system right now.
But reading up on the ASR process of restoring (Automated System Recovery) just in case of system failure for some reason while installing SP3, I found out that I have to have the original operating system CD (which was gone for how many years now, no idea where it is)along with my asr diskette and backup. Thing is, I dont wanna take the chance of not being able to restore if something does happen, because I dont have the original cd that supposed to go with my backed up files and system recovery diskette.
Is there anyway I could get a hold of the XP pro original disc? (or make one)

A:Backing up using ASR in preparation for SP3

If you have name brand computer (HP, Dell, etc) you can contact the manufacturer and possibly get a Recovery CD. But you should be able to install SP3 without incident, but do backup file you can't live without onto your external drive.

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We are trying to implement KMS server in our network. I have installed a KMS host running on Windows 2012 R2 Standard and used Windows 2012 R2 KMS host key and activated. All Windows 2012 R2 servers got activated thru KMS server as expected.
Also Windows 2012 Standard and Datacenter Edition (not R2) also got activated. But my KMS host having only Windows 2012 R2 R2 Key. How come Windows 2012 Server get activated?
I want to use same KMS server for our Windows 8 and Windows 7 clients activation also. Will it get activate as same as Windows 2012 got activated? or Do i need to enter Windows 7 and 8 KMS key to KMS host server? if, so how can i add these keys? 
Thanks in advance.

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Was following the instructions in the "Preparation Guide". Got to the RootRepeal download, tried to run it and got an error message that said RootRepeal does not support 64 bit OSs! ???? So now what?
My problem is this -
My brother in law says we have a possible virus that is being sent out with email attachments.
We have Norton Internet Security, and I also have Spybot installed.
I've run scans and they say not infected.
I'm just trying to find out IF we do have a hidden virus and then of course how to get rid of it.
Thanks for any help you can offer!

A:Preparation Guide Problem

Not all anti-malware investigative and disinfection tools will work on a 64-bit system.Microsoft created a new folder (C:\Windows\SysWOW64) that contains all the 32-bit .dll files required for compatibility which run on top of the 64-bit version of Windows. WOW64 is the x86 emulator that allows 32-bit Windows-based applications to run on 64-bit Windows but x86 applications are re-directed to the x86 \syswow64 when seeking the x64 \system32. For a more detailed explanation, please refer to Making the Move to x64: File System Redirection and WOW64 Implementation Details. Be aware that many of the tools we use for malware removal are designed for 32-bit systems and do not work or can give misleading results on 64-bit machines. For instance, running HijackThis on a 64-bit machine may show log entries which indicate indicate (file missing) when that is NOT always the case. Anti-malware scanners and many specialized fix tools have problems enumerating the drivers and services on 64-bit machines so they do not always work properly. If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.

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My Toshiba laptop needed a total factory reset which I performed successfully. I backed up my documents and restored them after the factory reset was performed. But a window kept popping up "System Preparation Tool 3.14." I just kept closing the window until I could research it a little. I did a little research on-line and learned it was to set up my account name, etc. so I hit "ok" when the window came up on the next reboot. Unfortunately, all my documents and pictures which I restored after the factory reset were lost after the process. Is there any way to get them back? Obviously, I'm not that computer savvy!

A:System Preparation Tool 3.14

You can try one of several tools for recovery of data.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download - http://www.piriform.com/recuva

Louis

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hello,

i have a feeling my small business corporate website and email are about to get hacked by a former disgruntled employee who i hear has hired a hacker (no joke), what are best ways to prevent?

thanks
 

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Hello, my name is TOMCAD. I have the Google Redirect Virus and was following the instructions in your preparation guide to send my information. In Step Number 7, the DDS tool would only save as an autoCAD script file, not the screen saver type and the notepad document came up with a bunch of gibberish. Please advise.tomcadMOD EDIT: boopmeHi TomcadIf you cannot get DDS to work, please try this instead.Per your instructions.......I was unable to get DDS to run. Ran OTL and here are the results.OTL logfile created on: 5/21/2011 7:38:36 AM - Run 1OTL by OldTimer - Version 3.2.22.3 Folder = C:\Users\Glen\Desktop64bit- Home Premium Edition (Version = 6.1.7600) - Type = NTWorkstationInternet Explorer (Version = 8.0.7600.16385)Locale: 00000409 | Country: United States | Language: ENU | Date Format: M/d/yyyy 4.00 Gb Total Physical Memory | 3.00 Gb Available Physical Memory | 70.00% Memory free8.00 Gb Paging File | 6.00 Gb Available in Paging File | 80.00% Paging File freePaging file location(s): ?:\pagefile.sys [binary data] %SystemDrive% = C: | %SystemRoot% = C:\Windows | %ProgramFiles% = C:\Program Files (x86)Drive C: | 451.07 Gb Total Space | 322.17 Gb Free Space | 71.42% Space Free | Partition Type: NTFS Computer Name: GLEN-PC | User Name: Glen | Logged in as Administrator.Boot Mode: Normal | Scan Mode: All users | Include 64bit ScansCompany Name Whitelist: Off | Skip Microsoft Files: Off | No Company Name Whitelist: On | File Age = 30 Days =... Read more

A:Preparation Guide.......requesting help

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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I am upgrading from Windows 7 on a brand new computer. It has been in the "Getting your upgrade ready" stage for at least seven hours and, in fact, has been at 99 percent for at least an hour Is this normal? If not, what should I do?

A:How long should preparation for upgrade take?

Download the ISO from Tech bench and install the upgrade. See here: Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation

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Which utility is recommended for completely wiping and reformatting a hard drive for an absolutely clean install of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit?

Thanks in advance!

MK
 

A:Preparation for clean install of Win 7

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hi, firstly would just like to say hello and say what a great site this seems to be. have been trawling the internet to find a solution to the virus on my sisters laptop and have been recommended this website re hijackthis logs. have read the preparation guide which is fantastic even for a computer idiot like me! just need to ask some questions before I do the suggested preparation:-

the laptop runs windows 2000 Professional with service pack 4 will ad-aware, spybot panda anti virus etc run ok with this? I also have to download and save the program from my computer on to a memory stick and then load it on to the laptop - is this ok to do?

thanks for your help.

A:preparation for hijack this logs

Both should be ok.

Let us know if you have any further questions.

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I just joined and am following the Preparation Guide for use before posting a HijackThis Log. I was lucky enough to meet the Smitfraud.C fellow!!! I've been running Panda Active Scan 5.54.01 for about 2 hrs and it seems to be about 65% done but the "disinfection advise" says it will cost me to remove what it finds. I was just wondering if I need to pay to use it?!? Bit Defender did it's thing for free and Housecall wouldn't work the first time. I'll try it in about a month when Panda quits. Please advise. Rocco

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Hello to the board,As I'm experiencing a nasty version of the Google Redirect problem, I'm attempting to get through the "Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help" link, which I found under the Forum Guidelines heading of the forum.I was able to get to Step 7, but now I'm finding that the D.D.S. diagnostic tool is halting before I get the .txt files described therein. I have turned off the antivirus programs on my machine -- StopZilla and Norton Security Suite -- so I'm only getting the initial security warning from windows asking me if I wish to run dds.scr, to which I respond by pressing the Run control (button).Specifically, I'm getting the black DOS screen entitled D.D.S., seven separate sentences and a series of colons (resembling a progress bar). After that, unfortunately, I'm getting the old blinking cursor: and nothing more. One of the sentences in the DOS screen states that "This scan should take no longer than three minutes to complete," so I'm pretty sure that something is blocking the progress of the D.D.S. tool...I've waited sigificantly longer than three minutes. I'm rather anxious to get the diagnosis process under way, so any words of advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks for your time,WaylonJPlease see a screen shot (below) of what I referred to in the original thread post. Can anyone help me with this?As I previously mentioned, I turned both StopZill... Read more

A:Having trouble with the Preparation Guide

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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I am trying to follow the preparation guide for using the Malware removal tools, and when i tried to turn on the Windows firewall, I got a message box from my Norton Antivirus indicating that it would prefer to keep using its own firewalls becuase they are superior. So at the moment, the Norton firewall is still active. Should I go ahead and disable it and let the Windows firewall handle it for this process?

Thanks,
Anaya

PS - the redirects have gotten so bad on my computer I can't even complete school projects anymore - i can't do the research!

A:Quick Q re: the preparation guide

Hi Anaya.You may use any firewall you wish. We only ask that you get a firewall running if you are able to. If Norton's is running, then you can move to the next step.Hope that helps.~Blade

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So things are getting worse almost every day. Upgrading to Win 10 feels like a train wreck that left the passengers in critical condition and are now dying off one at a time. On top of my previous issues, I now have also lost functionality of the mail app, Word, Chromecast, and more. Startup time ranges between 25 and 45 minutes (yes, minutes, not seconds). Browser hangs for about 5 minutes before it's usable. Sound is acting like it's drunk. My startup optimizer is suddenly showing me entries for internet security suites that were removed months ago (and are now trying to start with windows again). If I let my PC go to sleep I'm ensuring it will freeze up within seconds of waking it. All restore points vanish after system restart. I could go on.

Since all methods to repair have failed, I'm left with the dreaded option of a reset. The problem is that it seems like a daunting task that will require copious amounts of work. I have a general idea of what to do (and I have the guides here to know how to do it properly), but I was wondering if there are any tips, or pointers about things I might not be necessarily prepared for. For example, I'm planning on listing all software I'll need to download and activate again, and I'll try to recover the usernames/passwords prior to reset so they're handy later. I'm somewhat worried about info stored in my browser because I've come to rely very heavily on the autocomplete password feature. Other than that it's my understanding I won't lo... Read more

A:Is there a preparation guide for those about to do a reset?

Hi Paul0o0o0,

Welcome to the 10forums

Have you used safe mode to see if it there also occurs?

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My browser keeps redirecting me! Here is the DDS text file:
DDS (Ver_10-11-10.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Administrator at 12:00:36.15 on Sun 11/14/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_22
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.510.144 [GMT -6:00]
============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\vssvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllhost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

mWinlogon: Userinit=c:\windows\system32\userinit.exe
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [IgfxTray] c:\windows\system32\igfxtray.exe
mRun: [HotKeysCmds] c:\wi... Read more

A:Logs from preparation instructions

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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I am new to this and I am having some difficulties when following the instructions for the preparation guide for use before using malware tools.In step 6, disabling CD Emulation software. After using defogger, I am not asked to restart. Am I to assume that I do not have any cd emulation software and it is safe to proceed?In step 7, using DDS. The first time I used it, all I saw was jibberish in the DDS window. I re-read the instructions and noticed the "disable any script-blocking programs". I assume this is programs like McAfee. I have downloaded several free anti-malware programs (Avira, malwarebytes, super-Antispyware, spybot, advanced system care, iobit360 and combofix). Do I have to disable these as well?Thanks for your help.

A:Having difficulty with preparation guide

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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I'm using a Vista machine and System preparation tool 3.14 starts up after logon... I am completely unsure what's triggering it. Not many programs are set to run on startup, and sysprep is not listed in services.msc nor msconfig. I tried to change the name of of sysprep.exe but that just left me with an error on startup saying that windows cannot be installed, etc. I just want to get rid of sysprep without reinstalling Vista! I was thinking of playing with some of the sysprep registry keys, but I didn't want to risk it. Thanks for the help!
 

A:How can I get rid of System Preparation Tool (3.14)?

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I got a recondition Emachine,upon boot up i get a system preparation tool window open up.It doesn't show up in Start up,or in msconfig start,but folder is in c/drive with sub folders...i can seem to remove it or keep it from starting up on boot.thx in advance for some help.Don't laugh its just a small program machine for back up in my business
 

A:need to remove system preparation tool

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I am followng the instructons page you have to prepare for assistance with the redirect from google problem, which appears to be quite common. After running DeFogger I then ran dds.scr, it began fine then I had a memory dump. Same goes with gmer.exe.Details dds.scr. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL then goes on about new hardware, software. STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00461000, 0x0000001C, 0x00000000, 6x80615AB5. Begin Physical Memory dump. I then do a hard shutdown and stayed shutdown.GMER.exe BAD_POOL_HEADER Then goes on about new hardware, software. STOP: 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0x84CE5000, 0x84CE5828,0x1B050000) Begin Physical Memory dump. I then do a hard shutdown and it restarted itself.Are you able to help me please? I'll do whatever it takes.

A:Following instruct for preparation and pc keeps memory dumping

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 not been successful in removing something that continues to cause persistent popups when connected to the Internet. I have followed the preparation guide and it still occurs. Using hijackthis I have the attached the log file. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 4:00:08 PM, on 4/8/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\slk8x2peu.exeC:\PROGRA~1\MUSICM~1\MUSICM~1\MMDiag.exeC:\Program Files\Network\ipnetwork.exeC:\WINDOWS\win32075321220700.exeC:\WINDOWS\sys030700532122.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exeC:\Pr... Read more

A:Persistent Popups After Using Preparation Guide

Click here to download ewido anti-malware - it is a trial version of the program.Install ewido.When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck "Install background guard" and "Install scan via context menu".Launch ewido, there should be an icon on your desktop double-click it.The program will now go to the main screen.You will need to update ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click updateThen click on Start UpdateThe update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed. Then:Click on scannerClick on Complete System Scan and the scan will begin (do not open any folders or open the windows control panel while the scan is in progress).While the scan is in progress you will be prompted to clean files, click OKWhen it asks if you want to clean the first file, put a check in the lower left corner of the box that says "Perform action on all infections" then choose clean and click OK.Once the scan has completed, there will be a button located on the bottom of the screen named Save reportClick Save report.Save the report .txt file to your desktop.Now close ewido.Rescan with HJT and post a new log here together with the ewido log so that any remnants can be removed manually.

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I believe I have been hijacked, every time I access the internet I get pop-ups that warn me about my computer being infected. Here are some of the programs that pop up;URL.CPVFEED.COMAltnetSmitfraud-C.CoreServiceI have a Dell computerDell Dimension 8250 with an Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 2.80 GHz and 512 MB of ram.Windows XP home edition version 2002 with service pack 2.I use Bsecure Internet Protection Services v.4.5 for my Content Filter, AntiVirus, Firewall and Popup Blocker.Below is the results of running HijackThis.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:55:48 PM, on 7/7/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\blolgxjk.exeC:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZi... Read more

A:Finished With The Preparation Guide For Hijackthis Log

Hello Sprinks, Our apologies for the delay. We have many logs backed up and waiting. Before we start, you need to realize that you are missing one important program on that computer: An antivirus. This is somewhat suicidal in today's digital world.!You need to install an antivirus program as soon as you can and run a complete scan of the computer. Ewido, Adaware, PestPatrol are antispyware programs, not an antivirus program. I recommend you download the free Avast or AntiVir orAVG antivirus Products from all three vendors received the Virus Bulletin's VB100% award and certification for virus detection from ICSA Labs.Never install more than one antivirus scanner or firewall on your system! Several together can give you problems and decrease the reliability of it seriously! 1. Download this file - combofix.exe 2. Double click combofix.exe & follow the prompts. 3. When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Post the ComboFix log and a fresh Hijackthis log in your next reply. Do NOT post the ComboFix-quarantined-files.txt - unless I ask you to. Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stall If you have Norton Antivirus installed then disable script blocking so it will not interfere with the fix. To disable Norton AntiVirus Script Blocking Start Norton AntiVirus. If Norton AntiVirus is installed as part of Norton SystemWorks or Norton Internet Security, then start that program. Click Options. If you see a ... Read more

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Hi I have a stream netbooks and I purchased a recovery USB via hp external source and the recovery process keeps looping at preparation complete, says to restart and install will happen but goes back to the start, I don't know what to do please help

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I posted this question already but I think that the intention was misunderstood and the topic was closed without an answer being given, so I will attempt to ask it again.After downloading and running the programs required by you in preparation of posting a help request, My Mcafee icons from both the system tray and my desktop have disappeared.In response to my question of why, one of your helpers indicated that now that I have posted my logs, I should make no further changes to my system. PLEASE BE AWARE I have made no changes on my own to my system since creating and posting the logs for your helpers to review. Nor am I attempting to circumvent the wait process by posting another thread. I understand that I have a place in line and I have no problem waiting for my turn. My question is simply did the steps that I took to prepare my system for help with your volunteers cause my anti-virus to be disabled and/or the icons to be removed from my system tray and desktop?I understand that the wait times are long and that ya'll are doing this during whatever free time you may have and i'm not trying to rush anybody into resolving my issue. It is WITH this understanding that I'd like a reply as to whether or not my system is now MORE vulnerable because my anti-virus program seems to have gone on holiday and I am currently (seemingly) without any real-time protection. Sticking to what 'Animal' said about not making any changes to my system until a helper has the opportunity to review m... Read more

A:Question About Mcafee and your preparation process

My apologies if my reply was not clear.

Restarting McAfee if the log you created didn't have it on, is considered making a change. That is the point of that post I made to you. Changing the status of antimalware and antivirus tools from their status of when the log created invalidates the log posted. The person who reviews the log sees McAfee off and offers you a potential fix with that scenario in mind. But when you run the fix it doesn't work because now McAfee is on. Then the confusion ensues.

I am not a trained malware expert to where I can look at your log and say with any certainty that a step in our preparatory instructions turned off McAfee in your case. I can say with reasonable confidence that that is not an issue that we have dealt with any regularity with other members who have posted logs that use McAfee. This would tell me that there is a high probability that whatever malware you may be dealing with is turning it off. Only a trained malware team member who will be working with you, will be able to answer your question of what is turning off McAfee with any degree of certainty.

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