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What windows 8 camera app lets you pinch to zoom?

Q: What windows 8 camera app lets you pinch to zoom?

What camera app would you recommend?

What are the best free and nonfree camera apps?

Searched "windows 8 camera app with pinch to zoom" on google and haven't found it yet

Been lurking around the store. I did find some that let you pinch to zoom for attachable cameras to laptops like logitech's attachable camera.

I'm looking for a clampshell device with a camera on the back. If need be, I'll look at the android options but first I want to see if there are some good windows ones.

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Hi There, I am trying to disable the pinch to zoom function in IE on Windows 10. we have tried the following Reg Key but this wasn't successful:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft Internet Explorer\Zoom <o:p></o:p>
DWORD: ZoomDisabled<o:p></o:p>
Value: 1
Does anyone else have any ideas?

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We have enabled the Guest Account on a Tablet which is running on Windows 8.1. We are using Group policy settings to restrict access for the Guest User. We need to disable the pinch and zoom
feature on the tablet.
Could you let us know how can we achieve this?

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I installed all drivers for the touchpad. No seeing any UltraNav software. And i don't find any settings to reduce the pinch zoom sensitivity (except enable/disable it).For now the sensitivity are too high, barely to make zooming on browser back to 100% (micrometer precision required) or google maps is zooming too fast. I know i can reset the zoom via keyboard but the annoying part is when I have 2 fingers on the touchpad to prepare the scrolling and it triggers the zooming.Device: X1 Extreme (20MF000XGE)So the question is: does anyone know how to adjust the sensitivity just for the pinch zoom?

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Hi our boss here has a Surface Pro 4 and mentioned his Pinch and Zoom on the touch screen isn't working any longer. He used to be able to open an Outlook message and he could pinch and zoom successfully using the touch screen. I know sometimes you actually do pinch and zoom on the touch pad. Is this even possible? The setting on the touch pad control panel is enabled and we are able to pinch and zoom on the pad but only in a browser, not within Outlook.

Does anyone know what to look at or check? thank you!

A:Pinch and Zoom on Surface Pro 4 Not Working

a full cold power cycle of the Surface seems to have solved the issue. These tablets only go into a low power mode when restarting the OS. Do this by holding the power and volume-up buttons for 12-15 sec...

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Hi everyone.

I've bought myself a new Dell Inspiron 7537. This is the first time I have a laptop with touchscreen.
I'm still trying to get use to it, and there's something I want to ask.
I've discovered that there are 2 types of pinch zoom.
- The first one is pinch zoom on the touch screen, which is really smooth and responsive. What it does is that it zooms the display .
- The second one is what I really hate, pinch zoom on the trackpad. The different is that this zooms the webpage and its data, it increases the font size of the text, pictures, every content of the webpage while trying to fit everything in the display. It has the same effect as Ctrl + and Ctrl - and it is very laggy!

So my question is: Is there a way to configure the trackpad pinchzoom so that will work just like touch screen pinch zoom?
I know the surface can do that since I've tried it in the store. Zooming with the trackpad on the type cover does the same as zooming on the touch display.
I've been searching everywhere on the internet but couldn't find any way to configure the trackpad pinch zoom. I really hope someone could help me. Thank you in advance.

A:Configuration for Trackpad pinch zoom

You need to make those changes in the Control Panel under the Mouse setting. There should be a tab labeled "Device Settings", that you can use to change the advanced mouse settings. Basic computer 101.

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Hi I know how to disable the Pinch zoom feature but it comes back next computing session, is there a way to permanently disable please?  Any help is always appreciated. BD

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A:How to disable Pinch Zoom permanently please

Hi, Try the following. Hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run box type regedit and hit enter In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Install Inside, look for a key named DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade If this is present, right click the key and select Modify Set the Value data field to 0 ( Zero ) and then click Ok. Close the Registry Editor. Make the Synaptics setting changes you require in the usual way and save them, then check if they're now retained after a reboot. Regards, DP-K

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Product Name: HP Pavilion 15-ab045sa 15.6
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

I am getting really annoyed! in Mouse and touchpad settings I don't want pinch and zoom enabled! So I disable it only to find out when I restart the computer, it has enabled itself again. I hate it as I keep rezing my desktop icons because of pinch and zoom. Does anyone know how to solve this please?

I saved a profile for my Mouse and Touchpad settings. But it still loads the default settings, that has pinch and zoom enabled. I have to Manually load my settings. Come on HP! Not good enough!!!

A:Pinch and Zoom keep resetting on HP Pavilion 15-ab045sa

I think I found a fix! After mucking around in the registry, trying all sorts of stuff, moving keys around, with some PARTIAL success but not totally satisfactory... something caught my eye...
Open up regedit.exe
Navigate to:
Look for a key in that Install folder called DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade
Double click and change the value to 0
Now go back to the Synaptics control panel, set everything how you like, and reboot. See if it holds. It is holding on mine, still have to test on another computer.
So, this is a sign something weirder is going on behind the scenes, if the driver thinks it is "upgrading" after every reboot.... but anyway, if it works for now, good enough for me!

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How do I disable the pinch zoom on the screen in windows 7?. I know it can be done in windows 8.1 in the mouse properties under the hardware tab but windows 7 does not have a harware tab in the mouse properties.

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Is there a way to reduce the sensitivity of the touchpad and/or disable the zoom feature of the touchpad without disabling the touchpad entirely? Over the years, with my other laptop, I grew used to using my right hand to move the pointer while using my left hand to click my selection, so I often have both hands resting on the touchpad. It's second nature, and a hard habit to break. This is a problem on my Lenovo Edge 15 touchpad, because having my left hand anywhere near the touchpad while moving the pointer around with my right hand, I keep inadvertently activating the zoom in/out feature. I do rely on the touchpad quite a bit, so I don't want to turn it off, but the constant zooming issue is really affecting my productivity. Every minute or two, I'm having to stop and Ctrl+0 to get the screen back to normal magnification. I don't see a simple way to fix this in my mouse/touchpad settings. Thanks.

A:Touchpad Pinch Zoom Problem on Lenovo Edge 15

I hope you've figured this out by now and aren't still having this problem. I figured I'd post anyway in case other people are searching for an answer and having trouble finding it. The zoom was driving me insane also and I finally found an answer on another forum. I have a Lenovo G50, but it's likely the problems would be resolved similarly.  Go to Control Panel > Devices and Printers > Mouse (or just search for "Mouse" in your Cortana search bar). Open Mouse Properties and navigate to the far right tab where your touchpad driver is listed, I'm assuming many of us Lenovo users have the same driver but mine is "Elan". Under where the device is listed there are buttons: Enable Device, Stop Device, Options. Or yours may say "Advanced Settings" instead of Options. Open Opions/Settings.  Find the Multi-Finger tab and location the Zooming option. Check the Disable button (or slow zoom rate if you prefer). Click Apply ...and it's fixed! I'm so much happier now that my screen isn't constantly zooming in and out. My left hand constantly bumps the touchpad and the zooming was NOT working for me.  

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Hello hopefully someone can help me figure out how to disable the pinch to zoom gesture on my windows 8.1 lenovo touch screen desktop. I haven't been able to find a option to do so with windows 8. In windows 7 i disabled the pinch zoom feature using flicks but there is no such option for windows 8.

A:How do i disable pinch zoom feature on win8 touchscreen PC

For me, on my ASUS laptop, its in the ASUS Smart Gesture Utility settings menu. I only have a touch pad though, no touch screen. Does your Lenovo have a similar utility?

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Hello all! I own a recently purchased Acer E 15 laptop, and like many Windows 8.1 users, I'm very frustrated by the so-called "Precision" touchpad. The pinch-zoom function simply never works when you want it to, but it will suddenly zoom your screen to 300% when you're doing something else.I have been trying to turn pinch-zoom off, but none of the published solutions I've seen in this forum or elsewhere on the web seem to apply to my laptop. When I go into mouse management via the control panel, all I get is this window. I simply don't have the extra "Device Settings" tab shown in all the solutions I've seen. None of the tabs on the window displayed below seem to have any kind of checkbox to control pinch-zoom or any of the other "precision" features. It's the same on the "Mouse" window in the Modern/Touchscreen display. Nowhere do I seem to have the controls to turn pinch-zoom off.Can someone offer me a solution, please? The sudden zooming and unzooming is very annoying and disruptive to my work.Thank you! P.S.: The touchpad is often laggy too, and sometimes just freezes up. I don't know if these are related issues, but if there's a solution for this too, I'd appreciate it.

A:Disabling pinch-zoom on Acer E 15? (Previous solut...

Hi mtlwriterguy, Try going to the ELANTECH or Synaptics options (depending witch one you have installed on your laptop) and see if you disable it there. If you can?t find the option there, then you won?t be able to do the steps of the solution you found.            If the information was helpful, remember to mark (Accept as Solution), and give a KUDO, this will help others with same problems to find the solution and solving their problem as well. Thanks! 

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Hi everyone, I like this laptop and the touchpad works fine, but I'd like to disable the pinch-to-zoom function. Following internet articles, I've looked a number of times at the Control Panel under Mouse settings. There's no touchpad listed, and no 'Device Settings' tab at the far right. Then I tried updating the mouse drivers, but all are said to be the most current. I tried downloading a touchpad driver from synaptics, but the dl failed to install on setup twice. I tried checking the UEFI settings (is that the BIOS?) following a previous post here, but cannot see any listing for touchpad. Any ideas? Help! Thanks a lot, Peter

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Hi there, I know how to get into the correct menu and turn pinch zoom off but every time I restart my laptop I have to go back and turn it off again, this is very frustrating. Is there a way I can permanently turn this option off? Thanks

A:Synaptics trackpad pinch zoom resetting each time I restart

Hi, Try the following. Hold down the Windows key and press R Into the Run box type regedit and hit enter In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Synaptics\SynTP\Install Inside, look for a key named DeleteUserSettingsOnUpgrade If this is present, right click the key and select Modify Set the Value data field to 0 ( Zero ) and then click Ok. Close the Registry Editor. Disable 'Pinch Zoom' in the usual way and save this setting, then check if it's now retained after a reboot. Regards, DP-K

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I have a brand new Macbook Air that I installed Windows 10 on using Bootcamp and am having problems with the camera in Zoom (the camera works fine when I launch the camera app or Skype)

In zoom it just shows a black screen even though the light indicating the camera is working is on.

In Mac OS, the camera works fine for Zoom.

I've uninstalled/reinstalled the camera, searched for drive updates, both Mac OS and Windows 10 are up to date. It's just Zoom that's the problem. I've uninstalled Zoom and reinstalled as well.

I'm not sure how to tell if this is a Win 10 issue or Mac OS?

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Hi i am in need of a coarse/teacher to help me build a robot(just something like a drone and not to powerfull) however i searched all over the web and did not find any site which provides such support, i even tryed omegle. If you know any site which can provide such support please let me know and a fee for the site does not bother me. i just need a site please.

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I have a Lumix ZS3.....I've had three Lumix cameras in a row, and I love the extended zoom, and the ease of use and all that....but I have two issues with this camera: 1) its "scenes" choices don't make sense to me, and don't include the most basic need I have, which is "indoors" or under flourescent lights. 2) It is V E R Y S L O W.......You hit the shutter and sometimes a second and a half later, the picture is shot. That is criminally slow. I lose a lot of good shots that way.

So.....somewhere around the $300 range, can someone suggest a good extended zoom camera that might be better suited to my needs? I would settle for a little less zoom.....but have to have at least 6-8x......


A:I need an extended Zoom camera that is faster!

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I have a new Inspiron15 5000.  Camera works in Skype but not in Zoom meetings.  I have looked everywhere within zoom and within my laptop but I can't find camera permissions for anything but apps. Can anyone help me with this?  Thanks in advance.

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Is there a way to adjust pan, tilt, zoom on Realsense camera? 

A:Looking for a way to tilt, pan and zoom Realsense camera

Hi @FredJaborski,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are have questions about pan, tilt, zoom. I will be glad to help you.Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit? Please get back to me and I will do all I can to help,

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Hey, they just released a new digital camera with 40x optical zoom! (drum-roll please!)

Just kidding! But now that I've got your attention... sorry, that was mean. But seriously, I've been wondering for a while now, why is it that 18x optical zoom is considered such a huge deal in a digital camera (by the way, I've only seen that much zoom in a mainstream camera once -- http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/product.asp?product=1289), when you won't have trouble finding a digital camcorder with 25x, 30x, 35x, or even 40x optical zoom?
How does it make any less sense or pose any more of a problem to put that kind of zoom in a still camera than to put it in a camcorder?

If you're as perplexed as I am, please, I need to know I'm not alone.

A:Solved: 40X ZOOM in new 11 MP digital camera!

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I recently had my little crappy 1.3mb DC3200 Kodak camera stolen and would like to get another camera but this time one that has focus and real zoom.

The thing is many of the digital cameras I've tried (especially kodak) have a tendance of making images WAY too light or way too dark, or way too much contrast. (I primarily take pictures of computers and components to sell on ebay)

What I'm looking for is a good quality older camera that has good lighting balance regardless of whether in macro or zoom mode and whether I use the flash or not, the number of MP isn't really relavent as I've found many times a so called hi res camera might be clear but if the lighting sucks the images turn out extremely dark or light making the extra res useless (as you can't hardly tell what you just took a pic of).

I would like to keep this under $100, in fact some of the old $20 720x512 line cameras have excellent picture quality, I just need to know which ones have the best lighting and color quality.

Thanx for any opinions

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When talking about a digital camera, what is the difference between digital and optical zoom?
Is one better than the other?

A:Solved: Digital Camera zoom question

The more Optical zoom the better.
Digital zoom is the same as cropping the photo in your computer.
I never use Digital zoom ... But wait and do it in the computer later.
A digitally zoomed picture will not have the same resolution as one Optically zoomed.

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I wanted to disable Multi-Touch functionality on internet explorer. Using our finger i can Zoom-In and Zoom-out on internet explorer.
I need to disable this feature. It would be great if someone helps me out to disable this feature.


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I have a new Yoga C930.  The camera doesn't seem to work - I can select it on the apps menu, and the function opens OK but the camera is dark (black, nothing there).  Am I missing something?  How do I turn this on?  Is the camera maybe not installed? 
MOD: Title edited to include model

A:Yoga C930 Zoom on Camera lost after Update

Yoga C930 or Yoga BOOK c930 (the one with the e-ink panel instead of a keyboard)?

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I am thinking of purchasing a Kodak EasyShare DX4900 Zoom Digital Camera and was wondering if anyone can tell me if it is a good camera. It is 4 megapixels and costs $400 US. I have not seen another 4 MP camera for that price. Also is there a way to use this type camera as a webcam?

A:Kodak EasyShare DX4900 Zoom Digital Camera

There are some considerations.

It has only a 2X optical zoom. Digital zoom is absolutely useless. You might as well not use it and crop the picture yourself as the result is the same. A 4Mp camera using a 3X digital zoom becomes a 1.33Mp camera. You are just cropping the picture in the camera, in effect not using half of the CCDs if you use 2X digital zoom..

You will need rechargeable batteries and a charger. It comes with a one use battery and it becomes pricey to replace them. This is true of most cameras in that price range.

Something that is true of all digital cameras is that you have to buy a bigger flash card. A 4Mp camera wants a 256Mb card if you can afford it but 128 will do. There is a big difference between cards so get back before you purchase one.

My main objection to the camera is that it is mainly point and shoot. One great advantage to digital is it is inexpensive to learn photography using one. You get instant feedback and you can just erase anything that doesnít work out. If you donít want to bother with that it does a good job as a point and shoot.

You can get either an Olympus D40 or a Minolta F100 for less than $400 including shipping. They would both also require a charger and larger card though, and the Olympus will take only a 128Mb card. They are both extremely small with 3X optical zooms and full controls. The Oly comes with a remote with sensors on both the front and back. I have been considering one as a carry around camera as my 5Mp is a l... Read more

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Dear All:

While using my camera (in subject) in Matlab I have difficulty regulating its esposure rate. This is something related to the driver I downloaded from the Logitech site. I am told this could be fixed by using another driver for Windows XP, probably by a 3rd party.

Could you direct me at one I could use instead of the "official" one?

Thank you!

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When I move to tent mode while in Zoom (online meeting platform)  all the meeting room participants are right side up, but my image is upside down (and I do not live in Australia!).  This does not happen in Skype.  How do I control the built-in camera image to correct for this.  (This is on a Yoga 910 64bit, Windows 10 machine with built-in EasyCamera.)  In fact, I find no camera control features other than privacy.  TIA 

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When opened notepad or Internet explorer and i tried to zoom-in and zoom-out it is zooming-in but as per my requirement i need to disable this feature. I have tried the following things but didn't work:
1. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Zoom\ZoomDisabled=1

Press Windows
key + R. This will open Run. Alternatively, you can go to Start and search for Run.

In Run dialog box, type gpedit.msc and
hit enter.

Now navigate to: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Edge

On the right hand pane double click on Allow
Edge Swipe.

Set the policy to Disabled.

Restart the PC

3. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\ZOOM] \ ZoomDisabled =1
4. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Zoom] "ZoomDisabled"=dword:00000001

Is there anyone has an idea how to disable this feature in windows 10?

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Hi, Am seeking assistance as I have been experiencing problems with my camera for the last week or so. I usually use my camera when i conduct zoom meeting, initially everything was working perfectly but the camera starts to malfunction weeks ago. In the middle of the video conference it will just get a black screen and error message pops-up. I followed the following steps below but the problem still occurs: Updating the driver under device managerRollback the driver (Works temporarily for 15 minutes then it goes black and error message appears again) When I check the CAMERA app i get this error message : Error Code 0xA00F4246 When you check under device manager it says that camera is working and no problem are being detected. Is this issue a software issue? or  a Windows issue? Hopefully  someone can provide me Troubleshooting steps to permanently fix this. Thanks!

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Howdy, my brother! This computer is running XP Home SP2 on an Intel Core Duo HP Media Center - but it stopped has booting outside of Safe Mode. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/sty...fault/wacko.gifI allowed a computer novice friend who had been accessing his Yahoo!Mail acct from a public motel computer where he contracted a virus - without cautioning me - to access his mail from my PC. He says the virus on his Y!Mail is hardware independent - and modeled the behavior he found at the motel - i.e. when he attempts to write a new email or forward one, a script inserts nuisance text in that message. After he experienced that on my pc, web browser windows now run a script which hijacks the Zoom-in / Zoom out control and locks-up at either the zoom in or out (out is worse) because you only see a corner of the raster.I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, AdAware, and my installed Avira AntiVir Guard - none of which detected anything but cookies. I installed some new camcorder software which rebooted the system. But after the Windows start-up screen, the screen just goes BLACK and the system is unresponsive. I booted in Safe Mode with Networking, downloaded and ran HijackThis to get log. I ran Dr.WebCureIt - which detected nothing in this mode. I have timely news video for CNN iReports Independence Day coverage which I seek to transfer from my camcorder to edit on this tower - if you would please help me get it back working again. (Remember this is the Safe Mode log).... Read more

A:Yahoo!Mail got infected from hotel lobby PC, now hijacked home PC browser Zoom-in Zoom-out

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 I 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.Follow the instructions... Read more

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I wanted to disable the zoom out and zoom-in option in windows 10.
Is there anyone has an idea how to disable it. Is there any registry setting which helps to disable this feature?
I have tried below but didn't work:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\Zoom
and set the value to "1".
It would be great if someone helps me out.


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About half the time I use Windows Easy Transfer, it fails to transfer the setting in Outlook, which is a huge hassle... I back everything up, but I have problems with Outlook. I do the same thing every time and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't... very frustrating! No error messages or anything like that, it just doesn't put the account settings and folders back in Outlook...

A:Windows Easy Transfer lets me down again....

I use this method, and it's always worked for me:

Backup Outlook 2010 email accounts - Ramoonus.nl

Note: with Outlook 2013 it's changed to be under the Office subgroup rather than Windows NT.

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Starting today, current users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to reserve a free upgrade to Windows 10 once the operating system is released in a few months' time. And yes, the free upgrade will give you...

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A:Microsoft lets Windows 7 and 8.1 users reserve free upgrade to Windows 10

DirectX 12 here we come. Oh yeah!

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I can't any of the alternative boot options (safe mode, F8, F2, CTL ALT DEL, etc...)I can sign in and move my mouse and that's it. Anything I click on doesn't work neither does pushing any keys. It worked fine last night. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your help

A:Laptop lets me sign in then freezes in Windows 8.1 Pro

Select a restore point prior to when the problem started.

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My apologies for the rather long read but there is a bit of a story behind my problem that might be of use in figuring out what's wrong.

Okaaay so about a week ago my computer started randomly rebooting itself and steadily got worse as time went on. Backed up all my files to be safe, then tried system restore several times, going further and further back, as that has almost always fixed any problem in the past. Nooo good. So after trying a couple other things I decided to completely reinstall windows. Here's where it got weird. The setup would be nearly complete and then... reboot. Grrrrr. I tried this about twenty times, tried different settings in the BIOS, deleting partitions, reformatting, ...you name it I tried it. So eventually I tried putting in an older harddrive. Waddayaknow...it works. So I decide to go with that but then decide my other harddrive must just have a bad sector, seeing as it always got so far in setup before it died. So I put it in as a secondary harddrive and everything is working peachy as long as I'm putting windows and all drivers on the good harddrive.

Brand new squeeky clean Windows XP. So Internet Explorer has no problem working immediately, and I download Mozilla Firefox. Shortly after, the computer starts rebooting itself again. I uninstall and delete Firefox, and everything is fine again... for about ten minutes. At which time everything except Internet Explorer denies me access. I can't get into My Computer, any Programs, ... Read more

A:Windows Only Lets Me Access Internet Explorer. Nothing Else!

Have you reninstalled your data? If so, it is possible that your data contained some malware.

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I have to submit pictures on my employers website. The other day they changed it so that I could only submit JPG's and doesn't allow me to submit JPEGS. When I download the pic it says its a JPG but when I open my downloads folder it shows it as a JPEG and I cant upload that. Why is windows automatically doing this? I cant just delete the "E" from the extension. My business is at a stand still right now.

A:My employeer only lets me use JPG but windows converts to JPEG

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If you?re the unofficial ?tech support? for your family, a new feature hidden deep within Windows 10?s Anniversary Update should be welcome news. It?s called Quick Assist.

Anyone who works in the computer industry, or has a reputation for being technologically savvy, knows the sinking feeling that accompanies these words: ?So I bought a new computer.? Those six words inevitably mean you?re going to end up on a long telephone call trying to explain something like how to save a web document as a PDF, with each participant becoming more frustrated by the minute. Wouldn?t you just like to perform the task for them and be done with it?

Quick Assist makes that possible?and without the car ride.

For years, Microsoft added a feature called Remote Desktop to the Professional versions of Windows, and you could use either it, or a number of other third-party apps, to remotely control your PC. (Remote Desktop Connection is still part of Windows 10 Professional.) Windows Remote Assistance, which is what Quick Assist is based upon, has also appeared in previous versions of Windows.

Mark Hachman
Quick Assist can be slightly hard to find.

With Quick Assist, you?re not controlling your own PC from afar, but asking permission from another person to controltheir PC (or vice versa), and with the understanding that either party can disconnect the connection at any time. It can?t solve any hardware problems, like a mouse that?s out of batteries; however, it does al... Read more

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Microsoft won't fix Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your username and password

The flaw wasn't considered a major issue until Windows 8 began allowing users to sign into their Microsoft accounts -- which links their Xbox, Hotmail and Outlook, Office, and Skype accounts, among others.
Overnight, the attack got larger in scope, and now it allows an attacker to conduct a full takeover of a Microsoft account. The flaw works because Internet Explorer and Edge (on Windows 10) allow a user to access local network shares but don't fully block connections to remote shares.


There's a simple mitigation, according to the group. Don't use Internet Explorer, Edge, or Microsoft Outlook, and don't log in to Windows with a Microsoft account.


A:Windows flaw that lets hackers steal your logins

I refuse to use IE or Edge. Windows 10 Cortana forces users to use Edge so there is no way to avoid Edge when doing searches. 

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I just removed the "IDPINCH TROJAN" using Spy Sweeper. According to Webroot, the maker of spy sweeper, it is rated very high, see this: http://research.spysweeper.com/sear...14&lang=en&loc=USA&category=Trojan Horse&rc=1

My Question is, I have a router, that comes in with one I. P. Address, and goes out with another I. P. Address, shouldn't this router stop this trojan spyware from going out to it's owner, or giving the owner control over anyone's computer?

Please explain the router's purpose if it isn't to stop this kind of things.


A:ID Pinch Trojan

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Google has built an app for the new Microsoft Windows 8 operating system that lets users tap an app to access its services rather than obtaining them through a Web browser.


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Last night I got some message as soon as I rebooted the laptop saying "your computer is locked. You have accessed some illegal sites". and I can't do anything. that screen is locked. And this morning I rebooted again and I don't get that error but as soon as I login, I get blank white screen...can't do anything.

Please advise.

A:Windows XP laptop..lets me login but blank white screen...

by pressing F8, I was able to log in in safe mode. But Normal mode is the issue

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The problem happens in both windows store apps and .exe programs. Camera doesn't work in Chrome, Edge,Skype(both store and .exe). I recently gave my laptop in for servicing at an authorized service center(Just a speaker issue). Could it be that they could have unplugged the camera cable? I also saw a post referring to the same laptop but in that post only store apps had this problem. Already tried reinstalling driver, enabling permissions etc. If I remember correctly this problem started after the fall creators update. When the camera is used the white led does blink, even though an image doesn't show. Please help me with this.

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Having trouble searching with ie . I have windows 98. when i click to go to a web site , i keep getting busy icon. but web site nevr opens .If i right click and get web adrress and paste in address bar, it goes to web site. i scanned for trojans and also used cws shredder.nothing found. any suggestions. thank you in advance

A:ie slow but works when i pinch in address

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My build in web camera is not working. I have windows 8.1 OS install on my computer. When i launch the camera app, the screen is black, Im able to take a picture but when i click the previous arrow to see my picture, it say " The file cant be open, the file may be damaged".

A:Build in camera not working in Windows 8.1 camera app

Hi, and welcome to TSF, we need more info than that. What is the make and model number of your computer, have you checked in device manager for any error flags, either a yellow ! or red X, have you tried reinstalling the web cam software or driver.

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I am using native camera API in an android app development, the camera preview doesnt display the camera's best resolution, it looks dull, compared to how it looks when using the native camera of the device.
How can I fix this? I am sing the android's native camera api, and not intent, as I need the API usage to performs some functions with the camera.

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One day I realized I had lost pinch and scroll functions on my touch pad. Don't know why.
So I tried to install a Synaptics touch pad Driver. This provided the missing functions but the Cursor got delayed and the sensitivity of the touch pad was restricted to a certain spot. Therefore I de-installed the Synaptic Driver again.
The sensitivity issued got cured but I still had no pinch and scroll function on the touch pad.
Therefore I went to the Toshiba download site and learned that the ALPS Driver was the original Driver.
I tried to install this Driver (as requested for 64 bits).
The installation seemed to pass smoothly. After re-starting there is still no pinch and scroll functionality and nowhere the driver is found neither in the programs list nor added to the "mouse" Screen in the System functions Folder.

How can I get that pinch, zoom and scroll functions back to my touch pad?

A:Satellite L50-B - lost touchpad pinch and scroll functions

This sounds like program interference, you will need to perform a clean boot and disable firewall and antivirus and then try and install the driver. Here is a description on how to perform a clean boot, https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

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