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Data wipe in multiple Desktop machines

Q: Data wipe in multiple Desktop machines

Hi There
I need to help a company wipe 18 HP branded Desktops and most of them are with 500GB SATA HDD of 3.5inch.

What is the best way of doing this as the company need me to make sure the Data is securely wiped and need something like a Low level format like copying zeroes.

Also I need to provide them with a report that the Data was securely wiped.

I need to do this in around 5 hours and this also need to be taken in to consideration.

thanks
Lakshan.

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Preferred Solution: Data wipe in multiple Desktop machines

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A: Data wipe in multiple Desktop machines

Depends on how sensitive and likely to be searched for by a future user the data is .

Something like Partition wizard bootable disk/USB could completely wipe at partition level which may be sufficient for secure wipes

Another alternative is 2015: How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs) | ZDNet

The only true secure wipe is complete physical destruction of the drives

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Hi all,

I bought a refurbished Dell Optiplex with Windows 7 a few years ago, not a brilliant PC but it was cheap and did the job for me. I used my own TV as the monitor so it was connected via VGA.

One day when I turned it on it made a series of beeps which at the time I didn?t panic about. So I turned the power off and back on and this time it started up as normal.

Later in the day I had left for a short while but when I came back the TV?s sleep mode had kicked in and I couldn't get the computer display back on at all. So I turned it off at the power again and back on and this time it made the series of beeps again (6 in a row I believe) and it did this every time I tried powering off and on again.

I looked it up online and found that the number of beeps was a code and 6 beeps was something to do with the video card/display I think so the main suggestion was checking for dust which I did.

I also then replaced the VGA cable but got the same issue.

Knowing it wasn?t the TV/Monitor I thought I?ll try replacing it anyway to be sure, we have another TV exact same model in the house so tried it with both the VGA cables but same again.

A colleague in work recommended a product to me ?Asus GeForce 210 Nvidia Graphics Card (1GB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, DisplayPort, DirectX 11.0, OpenGL 4.2, Dust-Proof Fan)' this had a VGA and HDMI port on it so I tried both of these but still the same.

Somewhere along the line as well the computer no long... Read more

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Hi folks. I've been noticing that RDP is a toss up on my Windows 10 machines. It hangs and I have to close the connection, then try again and get an error stating it's not available because it's busy, then try a third time after a few minutes and it works. I have disabled connecting to printers, clipboard, smartcard, etc. and still have the problem. Are other experiencing this?

A:Remote Desktop to Win10 machines fails or takes multiple tries..

Originally Posted by theargonaut33


Hi folks. I've been noticing that RDP is a toss up on my Windows 10 machines. It hangs and I have to close the connection, then try again and get an error stating it's not available because it's busy, then try a third time after a few minutes and it works. I have disabled connecting to printers, clipboard, smartcard, etc. and still have the problem. Are other experiencing this?



I work remotely and just had my in-office machine re-imaged with Windows 10. I am experiencing the exact same issues. I came across your post in a Google search. Please post here if you come across a solution and I will do the same...

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Hi all,

Hoping you can help me here.

I have been given a laptop to fix by an aquaintance that is running dead slowly. I've defragged, removed unwanted files etc, limited what comes up at startup through msconfig etc. but still the damn thing is running far too slowly.

I need to do a reinstall but my friend doesn't have her original copy of XP. Bl**dy serial number / security code is stuck to th elaptop but the disk is nowhere to be found. Laptop also does not have a recovery system.

Is there a program out there that I can use (preferably Freeware / Shareware) that I can use to delete all non-windows associated files and basically wind this system back to how it was the "day it was born"?

Your help is nmuch appreciated.

Thanks,

Peaker.
 

A:XP Home Data Wipe

No. You need to reinstall. Are you sure there is no recovery partition?
 

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Hey its me again,

I'm just trying to find the easiest way to wipe all the personal files and data from a windows xp machine but keep the OS in place. Is that possible?
 

A:Looking for a way to wipe the data from winxp

The most effective, because of all the nooks and crannies where personal data/information lives, is to do a complete re-install of XP and then use a program like eraser to wipe the free space.
 

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I'm looking for something that can wipe meta-data from pictures and documents. I have seen many, many tutorials on the internet about it and have found many products with a simple Google Search but my Norton always ends up telling me its a virus then removes it from my system. So what are some good free options?

A:Wipe meta data

It isn't free and not sure how much it costs but ExifCleaner will clear images.

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I upgraded from Windows 7 pro 64 bit to Windows 8 pro 64 bit on two computers and all went well for a day. After that I get the BSOD on both machines at least 8-10 times each day. I called the Windows help desk and was less than satisfied with their analysis skills since they did not even seem to care about looking at the DMP file even after I mentioned it several times. I zipped the dmp file in case anyone can read it. Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD on multiple machines

Welcome
I have just resolved this idential problem three times already today. You must uninstall your current anti virus and use the built in Microsoft Security Essentials/Windows Defender. Start with a restore point first, so that you can go back in the event of problems.

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Hello All,
 
Before posting I want to say that I am a long time lurker of this forum and the site in general. There has been so much useful information found on this site ver the past few years and would like to say thank you.
 
Anyways, recently I have been dealing with multiple machines showing up under AVG admin console saying that C:\windows\taskshost.exe shows up as infected. I'm assuming that something else is going on and using taskshost.exe as the local resource. I've tried running and cleaning the machines multiple times but come up with nothing. Then, I get a letter from their ISP saying that they are blacklisted because spam as been originating from their IP address. This is the quote I got from the ISP:
 
GameOver Zeus (GOZ), a peer-to-peer variant of the well-known bank credential-stealing Trojan Zeus malware, uses a decentralized network infrastructure of compromised personal computers and web servers to execute command-and-control. GOZ is primarily used by cybercriminals to harvest banking information, such as login credentials, from a victim's computer. To date, GOZ activity has led to the loss of millions of dollars through fraudulent Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions and wire transfers. Infected systems can also be used to engage in other malicious activities, such as sending spam or participating in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.
 

 
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A:Multiple Machines Infected on LAN

Hello this will be better resolved with a repost and a DDS log from the Main machine.Please follow the instructions in THIS GUIDE starting at Step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it HERE. Please include a description of your computer issues, what you have done to resolve them, and a link to this topic.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the new topic and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the topic and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.

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Hi;
I'm new to this and this is my first question. I am trying to connect two fax machines to one dedicated fax line. Is it possible to connect a free-standing HP Laserjet 3330 and a system controlled Brother 5-in-1 MSC5440CN to one dedicated line without interfering with one another? I would like one in one office and another in another office. Does anyone know a way to do this? I would appreciate any help you may be able to offer.
Thanks,
Sandi
 

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As the title suggests, I would like to wipe clear all the existing user data, however, I would not like to lose the genuine windows 7 that is on there. Is there anyway around this?

I have a zoostorm e6500, I believe it was purchased from ebuyer.

Any help would be much appreciated,

thanks

A:How can I wipe clear all data on pre-owned/used PC?

If the data is on the OS partition, just delete it in the folders. That is the safest way. Any other partitions (other than the OS partition(s) and the recovery partition) you can just delete in Disk Management and allocate your own partitions in the unallocated space you gain. Make sure you do not touch the little 100MB system partition.

There may also be a tools partition from the OEM manufacturer. That can be useful. And a small partition formatted in Fat32 is used by the BIOS. This should stay.

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Hi!

Can someone help with step by step directions on how to wipe a seconday drive and set it up as a data partition? All the instructions that I am finding in web search are for the primary drive. Thanks ~
 

A:wipe second drive and set as data partition

Go to Disk Management . . . Right click on My Computer . . select Manage . . Disk Management

In the boxes on the right . . find the disc ( 0 or 1 ) and you will see the partitons . . right click on the partition you want to format and select Format . . after that you can move files to it and use it for storage.
 

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My friend's Compaq Presario CQ57 (Windows 7 Home Premium) was recently wiped after she got the BSoD and couldn't go back into her computer. She's now set up a new account.

Is there anyway to get back personal data from before the BSoD?

(I have attached the BSoD that she got)

A:Recovering Personal Data After Wipe

The BSOD is of no relevance to the present situation. Everything depends on what was done when the computer was "wiped". It can have different meanings.

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I've got two Win 7 machines that don't have working online Help and Support.
One is my signature machine with Win 7 Pro 32-bit, the other is Win 7 Home 64 bit.
The 32-bit machine is updated monthly. The 64-bit machine hasn't been updated since before Win 10 was released.
Both machines are connected to a common Linksys router to my DSL ISP.
When switched to Offline Help, I get results. Online help, nada.
I did search this problem here on Seven Forums and at Google, but no solution was ever found.
The fact that it's TWO rigs affected is making me wonder if Microsoft has shut down online help for 7.
No viruses, no malware, sfc /scannow was run on both machines with no errors found.

Does anyone have any ideas what's going on? I'd appreciate any input.

A:No online Help or Support on multiple Win 7 machines

Yes on line support has finished. It finished in Jan 2015. This PC magazine article will explain it for you.

Mainstream Windows 7 Support Ends Today, But Don't Panic - Operating Systems and Platforms - Reviews and Price Comparisons from PC Magazine

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i bought windows 7 for my laptop and my mom has a dektop running windows vista i wanna know is it possible for me to use my windows seven disk on more than one computer useing the activation code and everything when it asks for my activation code will it not let me install windows 7 on her computer because i have already used the activation code when i installed it on my personal laptop pc. Thanks

A:can you install windows 7 on multiple machines

  
Quote: Originally Posted by bigboi972


i bought windows 7 for my laptop and my mom has a dektop running windows vista i wanna know is it possible for me to use my windows seven disk on more than one computer useing the activation code and everything when it asks for my activation code will it not let me install windows 7 on her computer because i have already used the activation code when i installed it on my personal laptop pc. Thanks


I like short answers.

Nope, activation codes only work on one Machine at a time (if Seven came with a PC it can only be installed on that PC) and installing it on another machine would be illegal and against the EULA anyway.

Oli

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Hi everyone,
 
Got some irritating errors here happening across multiple machines in the same manner. Errors are not restricted to any particular software but feature heavily on Thunderbird, Word and Excel.
 
Example 1

Faulting application name: thunderbird.exe, version: 38.1.0.5666, time stamp: 0x559c1ed7
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x289ff838
Faulting process id: 0x1938
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0cfc06bb9ae4b
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Thunderbird\thunderbird.exe
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: a7c398f2-3bce-11e5-b879-00249b03bd8a
Example 2

Faulting application name: WINWORD.EXE, version: 12.0.6726.5000, time stamp: 0x559b6b88
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0ccafac2
Faulting process id: 0x1a14
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0d3aed60ff35e
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\WINWORD.EXE
Faulting module path: unknown
Report Id: 99c794f3-3fa2-11e5-bd22-00249b03bd8a
Related error, example 3

Faulting application name: WINWORD.EXE, version: 12.0.6726.5000, time stamp: 0x559b6b88
Faulting module name: unknown, version: 0.0.0.0, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000096
Fault offset: 0x0b51fbfe
Faulting process id: 0x1bbc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0bf7daf105693
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A:Irritating errors, multiple machines.

Well, I can tell you that 0x5 error codes are "Access denied", which means that the process encountered an error due to not having enough permission on a certain task and it crashed. Does it happens across multiple userprofiles, or just one?

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Hi, i'm new here, already tried to search the site for help but can't find what i'm looking for. I have 3 computers that I have already reinstalled Xp on them. Problem is they wont validate because the disc that I used came with another computer and i'm using the product key off the computers that I was reinstalling XP on, and when I go to validate them the product keys obviously dont work because they are suppose to be used with the OS that they came with. I did not know this until it was to late. So my question is, is there a xp disc, software that I can use to put on my computers and then use the product keys that are on the case to validate. I also just bought a win7 full version, both 32 and 64 bit disc that I have put on my laptop. So could I use the Win7 disc and just buy the product keys if the the xp option doesn't work?

A:Using Single Xp OS disc on multiple machines

Welcome here.

I couldnt get you clear in your previous post.

You installed XP with the same key to 3 machines and when you went to validate, it isnt validating.You would buy a new win XP but still not willing to reinstall the XP. you are looking for a software so that you could just update the key on the already installed xp rather than installing all over again and validate. If this is what you want, give a reply, will let you know the solution.

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Hello.

Looks like we are going to roll out W7 on multiple machines. We have approx. 38 identical machines (XP) we want to install this too. I know we need to back up the data then do a "Custom" install, and reinstall the programs, but has anyone used anything that will speed up the process (SUS, Ghost, etc).
Oh, and would it be best to roll these out prior to our W2008R2 roll out, at the same time or W2008R2 first?

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

SMC

A:Install On multiple Machines at the same time

HK

have you tested win 7 extensively in your environment. Networking, sharing, compatibilty with core apps?

For 38 machines its really not that bad. You can create images (ghost or acronis) you can also slipstream the upgrades and make it unattended. that number of machines can be done easily over the weekend with a little help.

Let me know if I can help, or if you have questions

Ken

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Hi - We are finding multiple machines (setup identically) with BSOD appearing at different sites, whilst running out own application, need some help with interpreting the dump files which are attached, if anyone can point us in the right direction?

Tried using different brand machines but same error occurs, though this is limited to W7, XP did not suffer this issue.

Thanks again for your help - Sam

A:Regular BSOD on Multiple Machines

Code:
BugCheck 44, {fffffa80035d6010, 1d7b, 0, 0}

Probably caused by : srv2.sys ( srv2!Smb2FreeResponseBufferForAsyncCall+1c )

Code:
Usual causes: Device driver(s)
Run Driver Verifier to scan for any corrupted drivers which may be causing problems, this program works by running various stress tests on drivers, in order to produce a BSOD which will locate the driver; run for least 24 hours:Driver Verifier - Enable and Disable


   Information
Additional Help - Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers

Scan for any missing, modified or corrupted protected Windows files with:SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Remove:


Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Symantec
Start Menu\Programs\Symantec\Symantec pcAnywhere
Symantec software is known to cause BSODs, Windows has it's own native Remote Desktop Connection available here:Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network
Install and perform full scans with:Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download
Microsoft Security Essentials | Protect against viruses, spyware, and other malware


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Remember to install the free version of Malwarebytes not the free trail; untick the free trial box during installation. MSE is the most lightweight and compatible with the Windows 7 operating system

You can also view this thread for a complete free and lightweight security protection combination:Good and Free system security combination.

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Problem: 500 XP machines, 550 Users, 20 Printers, in a building the sizes of 4 football fields. Users are on a standerd desktop, (for the most part). Roaming profiles are in use, (for the most part). Users will move from one machine to another. Using Roaming profile, you can keep thier drives mapped, however, when they print, they need to print to the closest printer.

Question, How do you get the machine to use the closest network printer with roaming profiles?

Thank you
 

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Hi guys

I have a classroom that we need to log in as a local admin (the exam software needs administrator privelidges to work correctly) and I was wondering if anyone could come up with a solution to save me having to go to each machine and log them in indevidually. Ideally I'd like to be able to do this all remotely.

A:Login multiple machines remotely

what about vnc? i think i remember seeing that software on the computers when i was going to school. you would still have to log into every computer but you could do it all without having to leave your computer. vnc shows whatever is on the screen of the computer that it is connected to.

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We have multiple users in our environment that have been getting BSOD's with corrupt dump files. They all point to 0xCA_2 and they are not doing anything specific when it happens. We have full dumps enabled so it will take very long to upload/download. I have copied the results of the debugger below. If someone can give me commands to type in, I can post my findings....

Kernel Complete Dump File: Full address space is available
Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17640.amd64fre.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a64000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02ca9670
Debug session time: Mon May 21 09:15:05.809 2012 (UTC - 4:00)
System Uptime: 2 days 23:48:27.005
Loading Kernel Symbols
...............................................................
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Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
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A:BSOD 0xCA_2 on multiple machines

Sorry, forgot to add that this is on X64 Enterprise on Lenovo T410S

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Have multiple machines keep having recurrence of c:\windows\system32.exe detected and removed by eset nod32. I have run various anti malware programs with assistance of nod32 support without success.I ran Process Explorer and Process Monitor and I see that \windows\PSEXECSSVC.EXE runs just before the warning dialog comes up but then the process disappears15:25:23.3607270 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 QueryNameInformationFile C:\WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE SUCCESS Name: \WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE15:25:23.3618608 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 Load Image C:\WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE SUCCESS Image Base: 0x400000, Image Size: 0x1800015:25:23.3642341 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 Load Image C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntdll.dll SUCCESS Image Base: 0x7c900000, Image Size: 0xb000015:25:23.3643202 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 QueryNameInformationFile C:\WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE SUCCESS Name: \WINDOWS\PSEXESVC.EXE15:25:23.3647962 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 CreateFile C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\PSEXESVC.EXE-35EFACCF.pf SUCCESS Desired Access: Generic Read, Disposition: Open, Options: Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: None, AllocationSize: n/a, OpenResult: Opened15:25:23.3694481 PSEXESVC.EXE 2520 CreateFile C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\PSEXESVC.EXE-35EFACCF.pf SUCCESS Desired Access: Read Data/List Directory, Synchronize, Disposition: Open, Options: Synchronous IO Non-Alert, Non-Directory File, Complete If Oplocked, Attributes: n/a, ShareMode: Read, Allo... Read more

A:2.exe infection - multiple machines affected

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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Hey there

I have an ADSL connection, with a wireless router attached. Then have two laptops both connected via the wireless connection. When they are both being used, they usually cause an IP conflict causing one to drop the connection. I beleive this is because my connection has dynamic IP and both machines are trying to connect directly.

One laptop is my work machine and the other is my wifes home machine. Neither machine is on all the time so I havent tried setting up the internet connection sharing.

Any suggestions on how to set this up? I am thinking of using an old PC box as an always on directly connected to the ADSL line and then sharing the connection through there. If that is an option, what kind of specs should it have? Or is there an easier way?

Thanks!!!
Lon
 

A:Dynamic IP, multiple machines causes IP conflicts

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Hello,
We are currently facing issues with around 1500 Windows 10 systems that seem to have vcredist 2013 x64 corrupted and apps that use this component fail to install due to the below error.

Product: Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005 -- A later version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime -12.0.21005 is already installed.
Is there a possibility to use MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall and deploy a script for it to remove just Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime?
We have tried force uninstalling with the installation setup of vcredist via cmd, but that does not work.
Thank you!

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I have 2 desk units hardwired to a belkin wireless router that is connected to comcast cable. I want to assign each machine a unique IP address so that they can each be accessed from outside via the internet. One will actually have a domain name assigned to a specific program.

How do I do this?
Thanks in advance
 

A:Multiple machines on wireless router

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Hello all.
I have been thinking of how can I make MBSA scan reports for multiple machines.

As of now I've been looking report from GUI only, but it is too much time taking when you have to make a summary of missing updates of around 200 computers at a stretch.

Can someone throw some light on mbsacli options to generate reports for remote scanning from a server. I read that detailed report cannot be generated using
mbsacli for multiple machines scan. If anyone can provide a command for generating report (incuding all the details available in GUI) for a single host, I can create a batch script to do the rest.
P.S.- I am using MBSA for remote bulk scans, not local scans.

Thanks,
Kriss

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Hi All,

Not sure this is the right spot but here goes. I have my own business, domain name, etc. I use multiple machines - laptop, workstation & handheld (iphone3GS). Is there a way to to have all my email, calender and certain directories of files, etc stay synchronized across the laptop and workstation? Also, it would be nice to have the email and calendar synch'd with the handheld as well. I used MS office 2007 on a win 7 laptop and a Win XP 64 workstation.

I currently have a pop email protocol but I believe I could switch it to IMAP (of which I know nothing) if that could help.

Any help or a link or a search criteria would be much appreciated.
Thanks,
Billmce

A:Better organized....multiple machines and email

I had more or less the same requirement, and settled on syncing.net as a solution between laptop and workstation; I sync my Nokia smartphone to the workstation using Nokia's own (pretty poor to be honest) software. Syncing.net works well for me

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Iím having problems in a mixed XP Pro (SP3)/Win 7 Pro (64 bit) network getting the XP machines to access data on the Win7 box. The XP machines are connected wirelessly to a D-Link DSL-2640R router modem and the Win7 machine is connected via an Ethernet cable.

Internet access from all machines works perfectly.

All 3 machines can see the 1TB NAS connected to the router and access data on it.

The two XP machines can see each other either via mapped drives or My Network Places and can access files.

The Win7 PC can access data on both the 2 XP machines.

All machines are part of the same Workgroup and the network is set up as 'Office' on the Win7 machine.

The XP machines can see the Workgroup, including the Win7 machine after I changed the network type from Home to Office, but can not access the data on it.

I assume this is a permissions problem on the Win7 machine but beyond that Iím stumped. Iíve made the root directory of the HD in the Win7 machine shareable as \\Hppro3125\hd via Advanced Sharing/Properties and in the Advanced Sharing tab I have set the permissions for Everyone to Full Control.

There is only one user (Garry) explicitly set up on the Win7 machine. Iíve tried connecting to the Win7HD via a mapped drive on each of the XP machines by logging on as a different user i.e. matching the user name from the Win7 machine but still no joy.

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A:Solved: XP Pro machines can't access data on Win7 Pro PC

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This may seem like a silly question but I have reviewed the user manual and the blog for the answer to this (it is not explicitely written anywhere except in one other blog for a different computer). My computer (X1-carbon) does not want to power up/down, the LED lights are simply on but nothing else seems to respond and I know this has been an issue for other users. I want to confirm that by using the pinhole reset in the back of my laptop it will not wipe out my data. Thanks.

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I have used my laptop without any complaints for a few months (Win10 x64, legacy non-UEFI mode, RAID, BIOS 1.0.7). My particular model has FHD/non-touch display with a Toshiba NVMe.Last week I had to reinstall the OS and hand the laptop off to someone else. I thought: okay, this is just the job for secure SATA erasure. So I've used the Data Wipe option available from the BIOS menu. Just as expected, after clicking the checkbox in the BIOS menu and confirming 2 prompts and then 2 more prompts after reboot, my data was gone. The process went normally and was quite fast (under 1 minute).But something else happened, too. Now I have got a handful of strange problems:1. When enabled: legacy (non-UEFI) mode, legacy ROMs, RAID - Windows can only be loaded thru UEFI (!) bootloader (note: I am using GPT but tried MBR too). It looks like this: use F12 to see the boot menu - Legacy Boot is an empty list, UEFI Boot has one entry for Windows Boot Manager. This means I have to use F12 /every time/ I boot the machine (else BIOS complains about no boot device since there's no legacy bootloader entry).2. When enabled: UEFI, no legacy ROMs, RAID - the drive is not seen at all and on-board diagnostics (ePSA) reports that hard drive is not installed. Tried with Ubuntu live CD - it doesn't see any drives too (normally it sees /dev/nvme...). BIOS itself doesn't see any drives (after switching from Legacy to UEFI the list of devices above the switches is gone, i.e. shows just an empt... Read more

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I am by no means the brightest when it comes to computers. I have 2 laptops that are several years old, an IBM Thinkpad R52 and a T30. Both have Windows XP Pro, and a lot of personal data from my college years. I would like to wipe them clean of this data, but maintain Windows XP for resale purposes. Is this smart? Or should I just wipe everything off of them all together? How should I go about doing this? Thanks for the help!
 

A:Solved: How to wipe out personal data on computer?

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Hi, I'm pretty sure my PC is infected with a devious virus that seems to evade most of the normal scans (Malwarebytes, for example, keeps finding something innocuous ever few days, but the browser redirect problems, dodgy performance, etc. don't go away). Hitman Pro is telling me it's got something called atapi.sys, and from what I can find googling that, it's not good. So I'm thinking about just wiping the machine, but I'm concerned about re-infecting it after that with something in the old data (I use the machine for drafting applications, email, plus of course run of the mill Open Office applications). Could somebody point me in the direction of the best way to backup my current data in a way which will preclude reinfection? Thank you.

A:Question about wipe/reformat, possible reinfection from old data

You can try burning the data to a CD then scan it as deep as your AV will allow, if it comes up clean "You may" get away with it. I suggest that you go to your HD manufacturers site and down load a wipe program that will write 0's to the drive, it is very easy to drag bad baggage along onto the new install.

Phil

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I'm about to sell my laptop, and I need to remove all of my data including: user names, passwords, credit card numbers, etc...

However, I do not have a restore disc (Win XP Home), so I cannot do a clean re-install.

What is the best way to make sure all of my data is safely removed?

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Need to wipe data before I sell my laptop

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Purchased new laptop loaded with Windows 10 Pro which cannot see the Windows server 2008 R2 or map a drive on network. Can see all the 32bit workstations running Windows 7.  Upgraded Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 with the same result except the
mapped drive on server still works.
Can anybody help me

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I just got this problem on 2x Win7 and 2x Win8 machines today. (20 other machines are ok)
 
All happened within 1 hour of each other.  multiple 30-60sec freezes with any and all programs (all office, trillian, notepad, firefox, ie, chrome, file explorer.... etc) in normal (not responsive showing up in titles). explorer.exe would crash multiple times as well.
 
Works perfectly fine in safe mode .
 
ran the following (in safe mode with networking)
 
rkill (found nothing)
tdsskiller (nothing)
adware (nothing)
malwarebyte (nothing)
malwarebyte rootkit scanner (nothing)
eset online (nothing)
 
I then ran Temp File Cleaner, but didnt help a bit.

A:all programs randomly freeze (multiple machines)

It was bit defender that was causing the problem. Uninstalled it and everything when back to normal

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I am looking psexec commands to install exe
scenario:
I had copied source folders \\server1\test  into  designation (C:\windows\test) via PowerShell
now I am looking psxec complete command to run exe on remote machines (remote machines will take from txt file)
PSEXEC syntax or command  to run exe on multiple machines 

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I hope this is an easy one.

I maintain WAY too many e-mail addresses (like most of us), but I have two accounts that I need access to on all of my machines. I know I can configure the mail application to leave messages on the server so I can check (and delete) them from another machine later, but how do I keep OE from downloading the same message over and over?

If I want to check my personal mail account on my work machine, but be able to download the mail at my home, how do I check my accounts at regular intervals without having many copies of the same messages at work?

There has to be a simple solution that I am missing.
 

A:Solved: OE6 Mail Configuration For Multiple Machines

Most ISPs have a web mail service. I have Earthlink and can check my mail on the internet and if I want to read or delete the mail before I download it to any of my computers, I can do so from the web.
 

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Hi there

I'd really love a keyboard that had say 4 buttons on it --like Fn buttons that would switch output to any one of 4 machines -- such a simple idea but why nobody hasn't yet got one out on the market I can't understand it

I'm really FED up with messing around with two / 3 physical keyboards and I don't want a USB switch box on my desk.

All the keyboard would need is 4 USB outs (or 4 receivers for wireless) the active connection being made by a key press on the keyboard. In fact the only difficulty would be the right receiver for the wireless transmitter but that is easily solved by say a different colour key on the keyboard and an id (same colour) on the receiver.

I'm sure some of you testing several machines on a workbench have faced similar problems of multiple keyboards.

Any budding entrepreneurs out there --I'm sure loads of you have felt a need for this type of keyboard. Maybe there is one - but not seen at all !!.

Any engineers -- any idea how I could even consruct one --I'm quite handy with a Soldering Iron etc.

Cheers
jimbo

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I have been asked to create a scheduled task for machines in meeting and conference rooms that reboots them after 4 hours of inactivity.
I have the xml file exported from my own machine, but I can't find a way to allow this to import via script that doesn't need the target system name.
Is there either a way to import a single task into multiple machines withouth having to edit the script for each OR a way to add a task via a registry edit?

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Hi all,
Just a bit of background...

I have recently taken over as IT support for a small school.

The school wants all the PC's re-imaged (Win 7 Pro... checking tomorrow if 32 / bit)

All PC's running on school domain to a local Server 2008

There are no images available on the network and the old IT company is un-contactable.

Each PC has it's own Product Key label.

My question: Is it possible to get a 'blank' (ie. no Product key) Win 7 ISO, put it on the server, and then reinstall Win7 on each PC.... once installed (or during installation) we can enter Product key.

Many thanks!

A:Install from server to multiple machines using 'blank' ISO

It appears I was able to get an ISO using the 'Windows ISO Downloader'

I can get into WinPE on each machine by hitting F* key (forget what it was) - I was able to choose 'Reinstall Windows' (or similar) and I can connect to the Server2008 machine without issue.

Can I now just pop the ISO in there? (Or should I extract the ISO and put it in a folder on the Server 2008 machine?)

During re-installation, i'm happy to have to manually enter the hostname / domain to connect to on each PC which i'm reinstalling. I know it will take a while but it's only about 30 PC's so i'll get over it.

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Hi all,
Just a bit of background...

I have recently taken over as IT support for a small school.

The school wants all the PC's re-imaged (Win 7 Pro... checking tomorrow if 32 / bit)

All PC's running on school domain to a local Server 2008 

There are no images available on the network and the old IT company is un-contactable.

Each PC has it's own Product Key label.

My question: Is it possible to get a 'blank' (ie. no Product key) Win 7 ISO, put it on the server, and then reinstall Win7 on each PC.... once installed (or during installation) we can enter Product key.

Many thanks!

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MBR's seem to hava a haunting mystique about them all I want to know is how to make the former (Win7 rc/beta) system disk
become a simple data disk. ie reformat, wipe, clean set to unallocated.

Background:

a Disk0 466gb SATA current system installed with official GA release Win7 Ultimate 64 on one single disk with single NTFS partition:

(C Healthy(System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition). All works reasonably well (eg hotswapping DATA disks etc.) but slower than January beta or later RC.

b Re-booted with just C: then, once Windows running, added (hot-swapped in) old system disk -

Disk2 466gb SATA OLD system installed with the following NTFS partitions:

(H 100mb Healthy (Primary Partition) [System Reserved]
(G 232gb NTFS Healthy (Primary Partition)
(D 233gb NTFS Healthy (Active, Primary Partition)

I'd be grateful for the simple commands to wipe Disk2 - H:,G: and D: eg diskpart fixmbr etc.( MSDN/Technet guidance borders on the impenetrable.)

I've also checked Sevenforums Tutorials - they also seem to focus on restore/repair - all I want is to have a clean data disk.

Thanks.

A:aagh! Change HD from System to Data - ie wipe, zap clea

Can you delete the partitions and format the drive to NTFS using disk management?

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Hi, maybe this is in the wrong section... I'm new.I bought a Dell netbook from Walmart about a week ago that I now want to return (I have the receipt). I want to make sure my personal data does not stay on the computer. Although I have not done any banking or made any credit card purchases, I did access email accounts, Facebook, and other sites with a password.Besides deleting all of my files and using F11 to Reset to Factory Defaults, what else should I do? Someone I know in person suggested Daric's Boot and Nuke http://www.dban.org/. I dont know much about this stuff. Thanks in advanceEDIT: moved to a more appropriate forum - I'll assume Vista

A:Need to return laptop to store, want to wipe personal data

Can someone actually help me? My topic just keeps getting thrown from one section to another.

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I used to have a Thinkpad (Lenovo) T440. I have been using that laptop for over 8 years.This device has been reset to factory default multiple times (probably up to 6-10 times if not more)Every time when I selected to reset the system, I chose the ?Remove All Data / Do Not Save Any Data?. The way I used to reset was by following the step of Thinkpad?s Own Recovery System which could help you to reinstall WindowsZThat laptop?s Screen was broken and I had to gave it to the computer repair shop to let them dispose it for me.My question is this, I didn?t have the chance to wipe clean the data myself before I was ready to dispose it.I am a bit regret now that I gave my trust to that computer repair shop to sort out the rest.Bottom line is I don?t have critical files or personal data in that laptop after the last reset I made.I am just wondering would any people be able to retract my data before my last reset or even up to the point when my very first test was made.I know you?ll have to rewrite the hard drive multiple times over and over to completely erase the very old data.My multiple resets were all happened when my system got so slow and even infected my virus or something. So I assume my hard drive had been already overloaded multiple tomes my tons of new data over the old data, not to mention full clean resets multiple times as well.Am I worrying too much that my oldest data would still be retractable by hackers or there is a mere chance they could only probably... Read more

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Basics: Windows 2003 Server with a domain behind Cisco 1811 router/firewall.
Primary Domain Controller and Secondary Domain Controller both Win 2k3. 30 workstations. Active Directory setup with roaming profiles. No proxy server.

Affected Workstation: Windows XP SP3 with IE8. Rebuilt TCP/IP stacks and Winsock on workstation. Removed and reinstalled IE. Listed 2 internal and 2 external DNS Resolvers in DNS tab. Can ping external IPs from command prompt.

Problem: I have a single user that can not log onto the Internet with IE8. No one else is having any issues. In the information bar at the bottom left when attempting to open Google (or anything else) it gives the "DNS Error.html" warning then displays "Website can not be opened". I can log this user off of the workstation, log on as admin or anyone else, and internet connectivity is no issue. If he logs onto a different computer that has no problems, he has the same issue of no connectivity. This would indicate that it is somewhere in his personal settings. How would I diagnos this or make changes in these settings so he can get on the internet? Or do I need to look somewhere else?

A:Single user can't connect to internet on IE8 on multiple machines.

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

See if resetting the Hosts File helps.

Also, please verify if you have any Proxy settings, if you do then remove it by following this guide.

An update will be appreciated.

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Hello first post...

Was wondering if anyone has seen an influx of script errors in browsers recently. I've got about 25ish machines that for no rhyme or reason all seem to lock up for almost an indefinite period. It is happening in both IE and Mozilla and doesn't care what the machine specs or OS is. And for that matter the age of the computer. I have some 4 year old boxes doing it as well as ones we have just pulled out of the box and installed.

I'll post back if I come across anything I was just hoping someone else has run into this lately as well.
 

A:Solved: Browser script srrors on multiple machines

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