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Vista dilemma

Q: Vista dilemma

I am getting a new PC. The 64 bit OEM version of Home Premium is only $10 more, and I will have the hardware to run it.
However, there are many that warn against the 64 bit version, and the last thing I would want is to find out that some hardware does not work, or that there are problems with our home network. I am also worried about not being able to run 16 bit programs and bits and pieces without proper signatures. Apparently the 64 bit version rejects these.

The best alternative would be to buy the 64 bit version, but install and run it as 32 bit untill such time when I progressively replace hardware, the other PC's etc.

Is this possible? I have heard that it can be run as 32 bits, but is this across the system, or is it on application by application basis.

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Preferred Solution: Vista dilemma

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Vista dilemma

Hi Josef,

Welcome to Vista Forums.

16 bit programs are not supported at all in Vista. You can run 32 bit and 64 bit programs at the same time in the 64 bit version of Vista, but you must have 64 bit driver versions for all of your devices. 32 bit drivers will not work in the 64 bit Vista.

For more information on the 64 bit Vista, you might give this a read. It's pretty interesting.

64-bit: More than just the RAM

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am in a strange situation with my Vista. I bought my HP computer with Vista Home Premium installed. We installed Vista Ultimate onto the laptop. Now my notebook is malfunctioning- would not turn on at time- and I will be sending it to HP for repairs. There is a high chance they will format my hard drive and install home premium on it.

I have made a complete backup of my computer on DVDs using the vista complete backup utility- and I hoped to use that to reinstall my old operating system etc once they send it back. As far as I found out recently, home premium does not have that recovery feature.

So what are my options? Will I be able to install the pc image from the dvds using home premium? I also had Office installed on it- and I can't afford to buy ultimate and office.

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Hi Guys,

Firstly I would like to apologise if this is a duplicate thread, but from what I have seen I have a kinda unique problem.

My company bought a couple of HP Pavillion dv6 1135ei notebooks preinstalled with Vista Home Premium. (Hewlett-Packard HP Pavillion dv6 Notebook PC, AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core QL-65 2.10 Ghz, 3.00 GB RAM 32 bit OS Service Pack 1) The problem is that there are some programs i need to run that will not work on Vista. (I have checked)

My first idea was to format the machine and install XP Professional. I created the Vista back-up discs, and proceeded to try install XP. Everytime the XP setup got about half way through, I would get a blue screen of death .

Tired and frustrated, I grabbed a copy of Linux Mint and formatted the PC with that but.... when I again inserted the XP Pro CD, our blue screen would reappear! So, back to square one again, and I ended up re-installing Vista Home Premium on the Notebook.

After much googling, I discovered that it might indeed be possible to dual boot, but unfortunately they only show how its done on Intel & nVidia chipsets, leaving this poor AMD in the dark. So in the end i have 145 Gb Vista Partition, a 10.6 Gb Recovery Partition and a 141 Gb Blank partition.
(When trying to install Xp on the empty partion, setup fails everytime, i do not even get to choose which parition xp should install to)

I know I have the option of running XP in a virtual box (not ideal) but I was wondering if anyon... Read more

A:Vista / XP Dilemma

Update. Im still stuck... Anything guys

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Hello All, I've got a real mind blower on my hands. Have a PC with Vista 64 bit that boots to black screen with blinking curser. When I opened the case every component in it was engulfed in dirt so my first instinct was that something has broken down due to over-heating. Bios detects ram and hdd correctly. Attached hdd to usb adapter and was able to recover data onto an external hdd. Checked hdd power connector & all voltages are present. I was able to boot from ubuntu cd. IMO at this point I have either narrowed it down to a bad MBR or the the hard drive.. Am I thinking right? My problem is I cannot repair/reinstall Vista because I do not have a 64bit Vista install disk. Is there any other way I can attempt to repair this OS? I know in the old days with XP you could make a install disk from the files on your computer. Can you do the same with Vista Since I can access all the files when I hook this hdd up thru usb to another computer. I've got install disks for every OS except 64 bit Vista. There is a recovery partition on this hdd but since I cannot get the PC to boot I cannot access it. I think I have over-thought this thing & now I've gotten myself thougherly confused.

A:Vista dilemma

What is the make and model of your machine. Perhaps there is a recovery partition.

But first try booting in safe mode F8 in the boot menu select advanced options or repair your computer. At the command prompt type

CHKDSK C: /R

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I recently had to replace the hard drive for my Inspiron 6000. I thought I might as well "upgrade" in the process, and asked the repair guy to install Vista instead of the old XP. Now I'm having all sorts of compatibility problems and the whole experience has made me decide to go back to XP.

Can anyone tell me what would be the cheapest, most efficient way to go about this, given that I don't have an XP boot cd? Thanks.
 

A:Vista/XP dilemma. Please advise

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I recently brought an amp ( Yamaha rx- v461 av amp ) an connected it to my Pc via an optical cable, running through the Dtv/Cable input.

But sound only comes out of my 2 front loud speakers not my rears or my sub! my spec :

Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (KB936330)

Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5B

Audio Adapter Digital Output Device (SPDIF) ((Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller)

Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

ATTEMPTS:
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[sound card drivers]

I have attempted to install the drivers or drive for the sound card which in located on the motherboard but i dont think i found the specific one so i did install any driver from the site.

Digital output SPDIF HD audio Device :
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All drivers are put to date. But it still don't have the option the select 5.1 channel setup . but when i run the speaker test sound come out of all the speaker ?
Amp
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The amp has a function to select the out put code eg pro logic, dts and the rest , but when its set the dtv/cable output it turns to "straight" and high lights the to front speakers in the OSD. The funny thing is i use the same Dtv/Cable sound output for my PS3 ( i swap the optical cable at the back ) and the outputted sound from the PS3 can be set any of the amps sound profiles

im mean come on, what the hell is up with vista!

if there is any one who knows any thing about any thing about this subject, ... Read more

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ok, im just wondering, which one is preferred to use, Administrator, or create another account. The default configuration is that the hidden Administrator is hidden and another account is created. So the default config doesnt feel suitable, because you have 2 accounts inside Windows, im just wondering which one is the most preferrable:

either using Hidden Administrator permanently.

or

leave the hidden Admin alone and use another account with 2 accounts inside Windows permanently.

im still bugged by this problem since April 2009.

A:guys, im in dilemma using vista atm

Create new account

The hidden adminstrator is for special problems. It should not be used on a regualar basis. It can cause all kinds of problems, if you are not particularly computer knowledgable.
It has no limitation, based upon permissions, etc.
Set up two adminsitrator accounts, just in case of problems and use only one a regular basis
I have seen many problems where the adminstrator account became corrupt and a second, administrator would have saved the day.

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Hi there, having problems with a virus (at least that is assumed that is what it is...) Posted on other forums...Go easy on me When I start the computer, it goes into windows then freezes whilst loading. Alt, Ctrl, del wont help me here. Turning it off manually and starting in safe mode works fine. Can't see anything that LOOKS strange in the list of things that run upon booting (but I have limited knowledge of most things in that list). I disabled all non-essential things and tried to boot again, but still crashes. Some suggestions I have recieved:"You may not have a virus. What makes you think you have a virus? You could also have registry errors. If you can download a registry cleaner on another Computer and put it on a pen drive and transfer across to the other computer and run it. Glary Reg cleaner is good.""Start safe mode with networking, download and install malwarebytes antimalware http://is.gd/13iYo, and run it.""Ok,this is Extreme Solution#1 Hit F11 on boot Its just like a reinstalllol;Caveat It formats C & wipes a lot of the programs,although you can regain everything,its shifted off C.Course if thats the only drive its a bit radical,they can end up anywhere.A search of 'everything' will recover them...."So upon trying all of the above, and it failing, I was told to come to this forum...Just checked system restore, no restore point have ever been made. Even if that were the case, I don't even know what dodgy stuff to look for. Ad... Read more

A:Vista Virus Dilemma

Hello and welcome. You did and may still have more malware. Yiu may have damaged the registry with the cleaner. I am not vertain of the consequences of the F11 tactic. I think yoshould post in the HJT forum as the safest proceedure nw.You need to run HJT/DDS.Please follow this guide. go and do steps 6 and 7 ,, Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Hijackthis. Then go here HijackThis Logs and Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal ,click New Topic,give it a relevant Title and post that complete log.Let me know if it went OK.

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This was previous posted elsewhere without results. So I Am working on Toshiba Satellite A205 S5804 that is not even booting up except to a black screen. I allowed Vista to repair itself which it could not do. Previous I got a BSOD. I have no system restore or recovery disks. The Toshiba System Volume (partition 1) of 2 starts at cyl 0, head 32, Sector 33. I do not think the partition should be starting out that far and that is my problem. Partition 2, both NTFS, starts directly thereafter. I ran spybot and and 2 AV's and no results. This was my sisters computer. Is my only option to fork over the $24.95 to Toshiba for recovery disks since in my opinion and that of Toshiba the System volume is damaged without repair-ability or do I have others?
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A:Vista & Toshiba System Volume dilemma

As I recall, Toshiba shipped systems with recovery disks until just before the release of Win7 - did yours come with them? If so, then it's likely that there's no recovery partition on the hard drive. It's likely that the "missing" stuff before cyl 0, head 32, sector 33 is the boot volume that helps to control the BitLocker stuff (and I don't know any more about that).

If System Repair didn't work, then the only alternatives (IMO) are either a repair install of Vista (I've never had any luck with these - especially on OEM systems) or a wipe and reinstall (which the recover disks will do).

The benefit of the Toshiba recovery disks is that you won't have to hunt for all the drivers that you'll need to have if you use a plain, vanilla OEM recovery disk (and you'd still have to find one of them).

US info for Toshiba Recovery Disks: http://www.carrona.org/recdisc.html#toshiba

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Hi guys just wondering if there's someone out there who can actually clear up this problem once and for all !

I bought a Coolermaster 460W extreme power plus PSU from ebuyer. They have sent me the PSU and a EU type cable to plug into my UK wall !

On the PSU it has no switches to select voltage, but it does have a sticker on saying "AC INPUT 230V ONLY"

Am I right, therefore, in presuming that if I took a UK cable and used that with the PSU it would not blow up my house and/or my newly built rig ?!

Help appreciated !
 

A:EU / UK PSU dilemma

I assume and remember knowing that UK wall sockets give 230 V AC power? Therefore yes, it will work with a UK cable and will not break anything. Or then get an adapter instead of a new cable.
 

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Hi guys i'm look at ram Kingston DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Cas Latency 2 or OCZ DDR2-800 (PC2-6400 ) Platinum Revision which is cas 4 i think ? is cas 2 better for gaming?
 

A:Ram dilemma

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Q: Dilemma

Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/393442/windows-xp-freezes-at-mupsys-in-safe-modeno-administrator-passowrd/ - Hamluis.
 
Hello Everybody
An old XP PC we were using as a Minecraft server was having a printer driver installed when Windows unexpectedly rebooted. Since then it has been stuck in a boot loop. We get as far as the Windows startup screen then it reboots. In safe mode it hangs at the Mup.sys stage.
We have a Windows XP disc which we always used to use to get back to factory settings and I'm pretty sure we used it on this one when we acquired it but it tries ( I think!) to boot from CD but ends up booting from HD. It would not boot into Puppy Linux from CD so I did a Puppy boot from memory stick.
This worked up to editting the registry as described above but Windows is still stuck in the reboot loop.
I should say that I did ntfxfix on Windows partition 1 in Puppy as advised here: http://www.winhelp.us/recover-files-using-puppy-linux-page-2.html. On first reboot it did do chkdsk before the rebooting loop started again.
What else could I try?
thanks
Les

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I am quite happy to do a clean Windows install if there is something in Windows I can edit with Puppy to force this. Nothing on PC I need but so far I cannot get Windows CD to run (or Puppy on Cd, that hung up as well hence memory stick used)

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I purchase a laptop from Dell. I asked specifically for windows 7. I got the laptop and it had windows 8 installed already. i view the windows 8 thru ten to be nothing more than a glorified case of Vista. I need to remove the windows 8 from my laptop. people have told me I have to go to Dell and get windows 7 drivers. I have a original equipment disc for windows 7 I contacted Dell and they are not ready to send me windows drivers. can you offer me some assistance I don't like or understand windows8
my email is email removed
best regards Carl Stewart

A:my dilemma

Carl I have removed your email you will just get spammed by bots otherwise.

You can get drivers from the dell website you just put in your service tag number and it will show you the drivers available.

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I will tell you now, I'm tv/vcr/dvd handicapped. I can fix and build any computer but when it comes to connecting the above hardware to my capture card, I'm totally lost.

My setup: I have a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 capture card. I also have a combo vcr/dvd standalone player (to capture vhs to computer), I also am on Satellite, with a modern tv, one that has the connections I need to do this, but though I've searched and searched, I can find no photos, instructions or anything else related to how to hook this all up so it will still function as a tv/vcr/dvd player, and use it capture my vhs home movies. One person said I needed a splitter. So, I bought a four way splitter, and the back of the package says to not connect the splitter from the satellite box, but after the coaxial is connected to that. Please help this lost person. I've had this setup for two weeks and still don't have the components I have connected to my capture card.
 

A:I've got a dilemma

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I have a customer of mine who is an aged farmer who lives out in the sticks.
The problem I'm having is that he lives in an area that has no broadband and no mobile internet access.
He recently purchased a new PC from me as he has to log his livestocks passports for travel purposes to and from the market. This has now moved to an on-line process hence the reason for him purchasing a PC.
So he has no choice but to use dial-up (which also disables his use of the only phone line he has)
The thing is windows updates are causing his internet connection to time out as the files are so large and this also causes his mail to seize up.
He uses MSE for security, and MS office for a simple excel spread sheet that needs to be updated and emailed. And he has to log on once a day to the internet to check a few things on his livestock sales etc.
Is there any way to disable windows updates for office and windows but allow MSE to update automatically or does he have to update MSE manually each day ? (remember the poor bugger struggles to turn the PC on and for the first month I was there daily to fill in the 10 or so lines into the spread sheet and mail them, but he seems to have got the hang of it now)
I don't mind bringing his PC to my office to do monthly windows/office updates, but I would prefer for his anti-virus to be daily updated automatically as 3 other Farmers in the same area have been infected recently via email so I just wanted to keep the costs down of me going out to ... Read more

A:Bit of a dilemma with MSE

G'day Nick,

I wonder if this might work?

Turn OFF ALL updates, but setup MSE as shown in the image below - setup a schedule scan each morning, and also check the option to run an update of the spyware definitions.

My understanding is that MSE will still update its defintions, as it runs separately from Windows Update.

Regards,
Golden

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i had a problem with my win 7
i had used win xp for a long time and win 7 came out. i bought it and install it in partition win xp(c drive) and it worked.
after a while when i restart and the system is corrupted
i can run win 7 in the boost so i decide to run win 7 again and i install win 7 in another partition but now i can not format win xp in another partition(d dirve) and it take most of volume.
how can i format win xp in D drive
please help me out

regard

A:W7 and XP dilemma

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management drive map with listings: Type Disk Management in Start button Search box, maximize window, use Snipping Tool in Start Menu to capture the map and listings, attach file using paper clip in reply box.

Please tell us which partition has the working Win7, and where you would like to put XP.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

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Recently, my PC got infected with some sort of malware and now I can't run any programs on it. This is not helped by the fact that there is a hidden administrator account with a password I can't crack (2nd hand computer).

So now I am trying to reinstall windows xp sp3 on it. However, the installation CD that comes with it won't boot. I've changed boot order in BIOS and I press F8 to boot but then a black screen comes up with <C:\>.
I've tried locating the setup.exe on the CD but it says 'invalid command'.

So is there a way for me to create a bootable windows XP CD for that computer w/o needing to run any programs on it? I can run cmd though.

A:Bit of a dilemma here...

Well, thanks for your help all. I've decided to format using Linux instead. Who wants bloody windows on their computer anyway

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Guys,just days ago I purchased all the components needed to make a gaming rig.Well,most of the components[except my PSU] have been delivered.As I was talking to the guy who is going to assemble my CPU,he gave me a suggestion to use my old HDD with the new one,as it would give me and my family more space to put in new stuff in the new HDD.Well,I liked the idea and told him we would go through with it,but then,many questions popped in my mind as soon as I had finished my conversation with him.Well,first let me give you the specs:-
1)OLD HDD:-Western Digital Caviar Green-WD10EZRX-00D8PB0[ASIN number,I guess] and here is the link http://www.amazon.in/WD-Caviar-Desktop-Internal-WD10EZRX/dp/B00769WETS. Reason,I provided you guys the ASIN number is because when I saw the price of this HDD now,it is 12K bucks....I don't believe I paid that much amount in 2011-12,so check the ASIN number that i got in my devices list in the control panel.
NEW HDD:-Toshiba 1 TB 7200 RPM HDD.Link:-http://www.amazon.in/Toshiba-Internal-Hard-Drive-DT01ACA100/dp/B00A0KXK7U?_encoding=UTF8&keywords=1tb%20hdd%20toshiba&linkCode=sl1&linkId=b476891eb75940ea155299da093c4c89&qid=1481107684&ref_=as_li_ss_tl&ref_=sr_1_3&sr=8-3&tag=curse0d-21.
Now,here are my queries:-
1)I am intending to install win 10 pro 64 bit version[in my new HDD],will it somehow clash with the win7 OS in my harddisk.
2)I just do not have applications installed in the C drive,but also in other drives.Eve... Read more

A:Dilemma of using old HDD in new rig..

3)As the drive is like 3-4 years old[already reached its expectancy],would it be wise to have all the data stored in it?Click to expand...

Any data you want to keep, you make backups. If this is the ONLY copy of said data, you should expect to lose it at some point. ALL drives fail; it is only a question of when the drive failes.
4)As the old HDD is of Western Digital caviar series and the new one is of Toshiba,will they clash with each other?Click to expand...

No.
Here is what I would do;
1 First and foremost, make at least two copies of whatever data you want to keep. Do this on separate media; ie two external drives, two flash drives, NAS, whatever.
2 Build the system and install just your new drive. Do the windows install, updates, drivers, etc, etc.
3 Once completely finished with the windows install, shutdown and install the old drive. Windows will assign the next available drive letter to your old drive ie E, F, whatever.
4 As for access to your old disk, you can edit permissions to make it unavailable to some users.

Your link to your drive on amazon does not work.
 

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I currently have a 1gb usb key for my university work but all has gone wrong

Yesterday i saved 3 major essays to it, and as i went to back them up at home the usb key doesnt work any more

Plugged it in and it would not even light up, after hours of trying it finally gave in and was found by my pc

But now it is saying there is only 8mb on the actual key? None of my previous files are there and its asking me to format

What do i do? And will i be able to rescue my files without spending a fortune on a data recovery service if they can do anything at all.

I need the pieces quickly and so am desperately seeking help

Thanks
 

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This is my dilemma:

A computer at work is running IE7, XP Pro, SP3. Recently Last week, IE began loading with no toolbar (file, edit, view, history, bookmarks, tools or help), therefore 'right-clicking' on the toolbar and selecting 'tools' is not an option.

Also, I cannot 'right-click' to access any functions associated with that, nor can I use any DOS commands such as Ctrl+C or Ctrl+V to copy or paste. And all drop down boxes are gone. Clicking on hyper links will not load any page in another window.

I have tried writing registry values as found in various forums, deleting other values, changing the binary code to 1 in D-Word entries to make sure that the toolbar menu is active...tried Alt, Alt+Spacebar, Alt+T, or any other combination of keys, and none of them work. PLEASE do not suggest F11 either, as we all know this just hides the address bar and then restores it.

I have tried booting into safe mode, and ran scans as well, and no infections were found.

Sadly, the workstation is equipped with an enterprise version of Nortons, which found nothing either. I have also ran both Malwarebytes and Spyware Doctor to no avail.

I tried utilizing Kelly's Korner toolbar fix exe. and this did not work.

Right-clicking ANYWHERE on the top bar, only gives me the pop-up box which has 'restore', 'maximize', 'minimize', or 'close' as options to choose from.

The 'tools' button is NOT hidden, nor is it at the bottom of the screen in the lower right corner. I cannot drag any of the t... Read more

A:IE7 Dilemma

Hello,For Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer, this behavior is caused by one or more corrupted values in the Windows Registry. I would not recommend messing with the Registry unless there is no other way to fix it.To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.Fix This Problem.Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.~Zane

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it's best to describe this in steps:
1. I at first installed VISTA
2. I didn:t like it so I re-partitioned my HD
3. I then formatted my HD
4. Tried to install win 98.
5. I got to the part of installation when the computer restarts
6. then got the following error messages:
remove 1 or more memory-resident programs or remove unnecessary utilities from Autoexec.bat or config.sys file
7. I don't have an autoexec.bat file and only a one-liner in my config.sys file.
I'm in a dilemma!~
 

A:in a dilemma!

It actually has too much memory and cannot cope.
Try this suggestion!
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;NL;q184447
 

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I am trying to connect mine and my buddies computers together using a crossover wire. However, my network connection says it is connected but does not send or recieve any packets. My buddies seems well enough. I have tried many things, including repairing connection, but when i attempt to it say: "Windows could not finish repairing this problem because the following action cannot be completed: TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection." I have spent maining hours in agonising frustration and would appreciate any input on my situation!
 

A:tcp/ip dilemma

How did you setup the two machines IP addresses? If you let Windows do it, try this.

Setup the machine as follows:

PC1:
IP Address: 192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

PC2:
IP Address: 192.168.0.3
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Leave the other settings blank. See if that allows you to connect.
 

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I am searching for the good configured notebook. I found these notbooks in my budget.
Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 9400
HP Pavilion
Sony VAIO Notebook

Help me out from the dilemma by your suggestions.
 

A:Help me out from the dilemma

A tip on buying a laptop,Buy what you want now and what you might want for hardware later.Becayuse a laptop is not easily upgraded and has strict guidlines as to what you can and can't do. So if your looking to buy a laptop for gaming or video editing or just making letters and such for trips.make sure you buy a laptop that can do that now and suit your needs for the next couple years.
 

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Hi, everybody. Please excuse my lack of knowledge on the subject I am asking about. As far as I know, you are not able to set up WPA encryption on your laptop in a wifi hotspot(unless of course the owner tells you the router's MAC address and passphrase). However, I was wondering what exactly the WPA does. I read that it supposedly encrypts all the so-called "data" that you send out(specifically for web browsing, downloading, etc.), and makes anyone trying to connect to your computer(and therefore your network) need to input the correct passphrase. If this is the case, isn't there some sort of software that could also encrypt your outbound data in the same way on a hotspot, but without actually setting up an encrypted network between your computer and a router(or access point)? I am guessing that if there is, then it would probably only encrypt outbound "data", and not protect you from people trying to access your computer. I have read about VPNs, TOR, etc., but as far as I can understand, these only try to mask your IP/identity. They also say that they "tunnel data," but doesn't all web traffic have to make "hops" anyway? So how would they "tunnel data," unless that company had a physical line running straight from your computer to their server? I welcome any number of responses on this subject, and I would appreciate any help anyone can offer. Thank you very much!
 

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So a couple of years ago I bought this all in one pc.
Now it is just sitting in my desk accumulating dust.

I was about to sell it but I suddenly had a thought.

"Is it possible to upgrade this pc?"

Anyone?

Thank You Guys Very Much In Advance!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330S CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6075 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon(TM) HD 7450A Graphics, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 1843 GB (1158 GB Free); D: 17 GB (2 GB Free);
Motherboard:
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled
 

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ok i dunno if this is the right place to post it (cuz i havent been here in a long long while)

well i acquired a ati radeon HD 4850 alightly used for a few months pretty much brand new. i poped it in and it came up a long beep then 3 short beeps, i checked the internet it a video card issue so i did the reseat,i did the driver install, i did the bios/cmos clear,i did the pci-e rail swap and reseat.

ive been hammering the internet off and on cant find anything of help. as my specs read ive got a M2N SLI DELUXE mobo, 4 gb of quad channel ram (2 pairs paired up) amd x2 6000+, and win 7 ultimate 64 bit

i canot try to put the vid card in another pc yet cuz the other pc im afraid of might be under powered and that pc isnt listed in the specs

any info or ideas is welcome i thought id ask here since no one seems to be having this issue
 

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can you give us the specs on your PSU
 

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hey, i have found these two ram sets, ?3 apart, and the only difference i see is the ram timings, and i cannot for the likes of me choose which one?
which one should i go for?
Dom

A:RAM Dilemma

The first one with better timings - for only 3 squid extra, it's an easy choice

Basically they are exactly the same RAM modules, except the CL7's are 'better binned' (higher individual quality) than their CL9 counterparts. Modules that can't tolerate tighter timings / voltages are sold as the 'slower' sets.

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Ok. Please continue.

A:My Dilemma

Hello, and to the Malware Removal forum! My online alias is Blade Zephon, or Blade for short, and I will be assisting you with your malware issues!If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. By doing this and then choosing Immediate E-Mail notification and then clicking on Proceed you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.Before we begin cleaning your machine, I'd like to lay out some guidelines for us to follow while we are working together.I will be assisting you with your malware issues. This may or may not resolve other problems you are having with your computer. If you are still having problems after your machine has been determined clean, I will be glad to direct you to the proper forum for assistance.Even if things appear better, that does not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions until I give you the all clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that all the malware has been removed. If a piece of the infection is left, it can regenerate and reinfect your machine. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding ... Read more

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I have two optical drives that worked fine under XP. One is a DVD-RW and the other is a CD-RW. Both show up on the control panel, both show up as drives, but no matter what disc I put in, the drives rev up and then I get a window popping up that says "Please put a disc in the drive"

I also have a SATA HDD that registers in the device manager, but does not show up as a drive on the HDD page under computer

A:Hardware dilemma

Try adding the devices in Control Panel > Devices and Printers. Also, you could use device manager to try to update drivers for the devices. But, also, you may need to do some firmware updates.

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So I'm having a bit of an Adobe Dilemma and looking for any advice or help related to the issue.

You see, years ago I purchased Adobe Acrobat on disc from my college. This was before all the licensing fees from Adobe started. I never had an issue using their software as the license had been purchased upon purchasing the disc. Again, this was at the time.

The problem arose when I purchased a new computer. While trying to transfer my program to my new computer it is telling me that I have to once again purchase the licensing for it. This would be via the once a year payment or the monthly payment for it. Is there anyway around this? Since the license I purchased was before all of this does anyone know of a grandfather clause that would allow me to continue using the software license I had already purchased or I am cornered into paying them regardless of when my actual purchase was made?

Thanks for any help ahead of time.
 

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I currently have a 32-bit Windows 7 Home premium with my new TOSHIBA QOSMIO. Can I upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate without losing registration information (windows activation)?

As a side question, this laptop was bought in Thailand. It has a shining mark on its back saying (TOSHIBA SINGAPORE PTE LTD Authorized Sales). What does that indicate?

A:Upgrading dilemma

You will have to buy a new key and activate, again. The cost about 150 USD.

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My computer wouldn't start after a power outage - shows a black screen with nothing right before window loads and nothing happens.
I tried different things but the only thing that worked was UNPLUGGING THE POWER FOR MY CD DRIVE.

Now windows load but before it does, it gives me this error:
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Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
PRESS <ESC> to Resume
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Please help!!

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Hi guys,

I currently have a Hercules Rad 9700 (non-pro) and have just seen a cracking price on a 9800 Pro which I am very tempted by. I was thinkin of goin for a X800 Pro but am concerned that when I eventually upgrade to a Athlon 64 I'll be forced onto a PCI express connection which would mean I would have to change the X800 from AGP (if I got it now)
So would I see a decent increase in going for the 9800 Pro or should I hang on til the end of the year and upgrade eveything then (cpu, m/b, VGA etc)? Do you think my standard 9700 will see me through the year with HL2, Doom 3 etc on the way?

Thanks, any comments would be appreciated.

Donk
 

A:Dilemma.... any thoughts?

There will be motherboards that will support both AGP and PCI Express. Just because Intel decided to screw the consumers by making their chipset PCI Express only doesn't mean other chipset makers are as dumb/uncaring.
 

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Hi,

I originally used the sysprep method (from eightforums) to move my user profile to a different drive (E: drive) in win 8.1. My dilemma is do I move my user profile back to the C: drive (win drive) before upgrading to win 10 ? or just upgrade as it would seem this is possible if I have understood correctly.
Can any one tell me the pros and cons of both methods to help me to decide what to do please?
Thanks.

A:Win 10 upgrade dilemma

I can't think of any benefits in relocating it back unless you wanted to do it anyway irrespective of the upgrade. If you want your user folders to remain on the E drive, to move them back, upgrade, then relocate them back again is a lot of effort for no gain (and there is always the risk of making a typo and having to repeat steps).

If you look at this thread Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Page 8 - Windows 10 Forums there are plenty of people that upgraded without relocating back first. (There are a lot of comments to trawl through but no-one had a problem, including me).

Similarly once on 10 you don't need to relocate back before doing an in-place upgrade or upgrading the release build.

You would have to relocate ProgramData directory back if you had moved it though - but that was only possible on Windows 7 and earlier anyway as far as I remember.

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Hi... I am looking to get the T460p because it's lightweight, has 2K screen and Quadcore.  However I've still wondering if I should get the SSD and RAM from Lenovo.  Been reading a bit about the different types of SSD and RAM and also the type of SSDs and RAMs Lenovo uses for the T460p.  It's only making me more confused.  The laptop is for heavy Photoshopping and video editing. The three scenarios would be, do I get:  512gb Sata SSD (US$180) and 32gb 2133 (US$195) from Lenovo  or256gb PCIe SSD (US$115) and 32gb 2133 from Lenovo orCheapest 1T Sata SSD (US$200) and 32gb 2400 (US$150) from Amazon? I'm confused because the 512gb SSD Lenovo uses is similar to the Samsung 850 Evo.And the PCIe is actually Sata Express. Is the real world speed that different?  Or should I save the trouble and get everything from Lenovo? Please advice!  Thanks! 

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Messages are telling me: last Chance to upgrade free to windows 10.  I'm clueless except that I have often been burned by updates.  And I've read that the changes in file and download info display are alarming to me.  So I need to know"
 
Will I lose multitudes of settings that keep me functioning now?
 
Can I actually restore Windows 7 intact and with my old settings, if I don't like 10?
 
Can I have Windows 7 still installed as an option I can turn on and off?
 
Is this the last day for "free", really?  Is it futile to avoid Windows 10?

A:Upgrade dilemma

"...Can I actually restore Windows 7 intact and with my old settings, if I don't like 10?..."
Before you do you update from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the only sure way to almost guarantee that a rollback from 10 to 7 succeeds:  Upon two trustworthy external media devices you have available, you make two full images each [**] of the following partitions: [Windows 7] System Reserved, OS [Windows 7 is normally on "C drive"], Data partition, and if there is one: factory restore.  I highly recommend using Macrium Reflect or something of that quality; do not use Windows Backup/Restore.  {**] And, I recommend not making "multable partition images on a single pass."

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I lost the Uninstall file for Mailwasher somehow. One suggestion was to install Mailwasher again hoping to overwrite the first copy and provide the Uninstall file. However, all that happened was that I ended up with two versions of Mailwasher !! And two mailwasher icons on the desktop.

Clicking on either simply brought up a box stating "Mailwasher is already running" Where they are running I have no idea, as I can't access them at all. I went into Control Panel to uninstall but this is not allowed till I stop Mailwasher running. As I can't find it I can't stop it so I can't uninstall it. Same if I try to delete the program from Program Files. It also won't delete in Ccleaner.

Any ideas as to how I might get this uninstalled?

A:Mailwasher - A Dilemma

may one ask which version of Windows is involved and also what problems you are having WITH mailwasher that make you wish to uninstall it?

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We were given a Pentium II motherboard with the processor and are trying to fix it up as a backup computer. It can run WinXP so it should work out good. The problem is that it came with some memory (PC100) but there are no markings on any of it to say what size they are. I can't decipher what the stickers are trying to say (see screenshots below). I tried to load each stick one at a time to see what it would list them as under System, but one stick by itself and the computer is unreadable (the screen is too fuzzy). Not sure why the memory would effect the video cards resolution.

If I install two of the sticks at the same time then the screen is readable. One stick has "PC100 8x64" on each of the 8 chips, so I figured that must be a 512MB stick. The other stick has no real markings on it. Now here comes the confusing part - when I install the (presumably 512MB) stick with one of the other sticks, it says 96MB under System. How can that be? The smallest stick of memory for this processor is 64MB. How could it possibly have 96MB with two sticks (one if which is 512MB)? Shouldn't it have more than 512MB, if one of the sticks is 512MB?
 

A:Memory dilemma

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I am helping a friend with her Netbook problem. The Netbook in question runs

Windows XP home edition (I don't know the SP)

It is a HP Mini 1033CL PC. It has no DVD or CD drive, and only has a USB drive. It has another slot but I don't know what cable thats for (not network or ethernet port)

This Netbook Logs off the SECOND you try to log on, and because it has no optical drive I cannot simply wipe it. I am at a loss for what my next step is, as
I cannot think of how to get past the Login, and there is no way to wipe it that I can think of using a USB.

I have tried booting in safe mode, safe mode w/cmd and safe mode w/networking.

I have tried checking the Hard Drive and Memory, and there are no alternate boot options, only the HDD option, which is no use to me because I cannot log in.

If anyone knows of any failsafe buttons to push while booting up to wipe the drive or anything of the sort, please let me know. I thought safe mode would for sure do the trick but I was wrong.

Any help is appreciated, this is ridiculously frustrating.

Thank you

Jacob Rauchwarter

A:Netbook Dilemma

I realize an external optical drive would help, but I have no access to one at the moment. If needed I can buy one, it would be useful.

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Hello,

I am thinking of making a possible return to Kaspersky. In my country, I am getting it for dirt cheap price, and therefore, it's very difficult to resist the temptation. However, even if I go on to buy it, I ain't so sure if I really need the extra features of KIS -- as I don't use the following modules:

-TAM
-Parental Control
-Software Updater
-Anti Spam
-Anti Banner
-Webcam Protection
-Safe Money
-Wi-Fi related Protection

However, the only module which interests me is the "Firewall."

So, what do you guys think? Based on my above preferences, am I better off choosing KAV this time around? Or, is KIS still the better choice with its superior Firewall?
 

A:KAV/KIS purchase dilemma

But KIS has the "Application Control" (HIPS) which is intimate related to Kaspersky FireWall, and We could say is one of its best modules also with System Watcher... It's up to You, of course, the decision
 

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On another lost-in-pawn machine on my bench now, I'm currently running SuperAntiSpyware (SAS) and - believe me, it's loaded with trash - but, while running, a RUNDLL window keeps popping up saying that it can't find cnbabe.dll. There shouldn't be a RUNDLL execute in XP, should there? If SAS doesn't find and fix this, do I just need to delete the rundll.exe file from wherever it is? Thanks!
rtg
 

A:RUNDLL Dilemma

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Hi Folks

Haven't been here lately but I know there are a lot of smart people who might help me with a curious problem. I have Comcast "Blast" internet service and all last year my average download speed was 30MBs. Starting in January it went down to 10MBs on my "main" desktop and on a second desktop also connected to the router. Both IE & Firefox give the same results.

I have a second hard drive in my "main" computer and when I boot to it, I get the 30+ MBs download speed on IE & Firefox.

I have a wireless laptop which gets 35MBs on both Firefox and Chrome. The operating systems are Win 7 on the "main" computer & laptop and XP on the secondary desktop.

I've done scans with Malwarebytes and my Kaspersky Internet Security 2012. I've disabled ad-ons in the browsers for the slower speeds. Any ideas why I'm getting these results which just started after the first of the year? And why the same computer has different results based on which hard drive I boot?

Thanks for any input.
 

A:Speed Dilemma

Problem solved. The issue was caused by my adding RAM to my Dell XPS which can handle 24GB. I went from 15GB to 18GB but I didn't know Win 7 Home Premium could only handle 16GB while Win 7 Ultimate can actually handle 192GB of RAM. The fact I had too much RAM for Home Premium caused the slow speed while the Ultimate still showed a fast speed. I went back to just 16GB of RAM and all is well.

I just thought I'd report this in case anyone else has an issue which could be caused by too much RAM for the OS on a computer - who would have thunk [sic] that?
 

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I have two systems.
My current system-Core i7 system with win 7 pro x64(Got the key from my cousin who gets such kinda stuff at his workplace for free from his company)
The other system-Intel core 2 duo with unactivated win xp pro 32 bit.This machine is just a download machine running 24x7.I had bought Vista HP x86 with this machine(OEM), but currently is not installed in it for obvious reasons.
Now I plan to upgrade my i7 system to Win 8 pro by paying 39.99$.
I read somewhere that we need proof of purchase for the upgrade offer. As I haven't purchased the win 7, will I be entitled to this offer?If not, I'll install win vista in my Core2 Duo system again(for the condition that pc must have a valid upgradeable OS), show my proof of purchase(I have the OEM box,with sticker and key) I'll buy the key.
Can I use that key and Win8 Pro boot media(which I'll obviously create whilst installation on Core 2 duo) for a clean installation over win 7 system? Ofcourse, I wont be installing the win8 Pro on my core2 Duo system..

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hi
im having problems with my current modem atm since i went to adsl2 from adsl1 using the siemen speedstream 4200 and Netgear - WGR614 WIRELESS ROUTER and still using it atm
been gettin dropouts frequently with games and with 3 ppl sharing the internet
i called up the company and said they will add some dropout firmware so try and fix it and it helped abit
the modem they gave me ss4200 was meant for adsl1 at that time but doesnt really support adsl2 so i had to upgrade its firmware
anyhows im gettin anooyed with the dcs and thinkin of buyin a new modem or new modem router
i heard that dlink is the worst of the brands so i sticked with netgear
is it that bad and unreliable?
what bout belkin brand?
i was thinkin of this one D-Link DSL-2730B Wireless N150 Modem Router but not too sure
wats a good choice on a low budget cost
anyone could help me?

A:modem dilemma o.o

anyone with some advice?

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I've just formatted the hard disc on my old Dell Latitude D600 and re-installed Windows XP. All went well until I tried to set up an internest account and discovered my Network administrator driver had gone. I went to device manager, found that a number of other drivers had also disappeared, so went to Dell Support (on another PC) and downloaded all the drivers indicated for my service tag.

I went back to the Latitude and tried to install the drivers through the device manager, but got the good old "Windows can't open this file" message. I've tried to install via DVD and also by copying the driver files to the Lat's C Drive via USB, all to no avail.

The files are called "click once application" files and, if I click on the original downloaded file (on the second PC) they open. I'm flummoxed--why would the files act differently and what do I need to do to install them in the Lat?

Thanks in advance
 

A:Driver Dilemma

i am a bit confused at what you are doing. so are you just copying the driver files from one computer and trying to put them on another or are you using acutal driver install disks?

if you are just copying them then it is most likely not working because you do not have all of the driver (due to the keys being made in the registry). your best bet is to download each on from the internet if you can. if they are dell drivers you should be able to get them from the dell website or failing that there other manifactures that made the parts you need drivers for. this way you will know you have up to date drivers that are not corrupted and should be openable by your computer

hope that helps
 

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Before going in to the actual topic at hand remove from your mind the likes of DX11 (I don't have any DX11-compatible games yet anyway). I'll be putting together a new rig sometime later this year (probably around Christmas time) and by then Southern Islands will be on the market, so I want to upgrade my aging 4870 for, get this, two 4870 X2's for the price of one 6950 (1GB). It sounds a bit backwards I'm aware as I can't think of a way to explain it...at least not the way it's making sense to me. In any case anyone know of any places other than online auctions where I could find X2's (preferably two, but one will suffice) for around or cheaper than I've found them?

Oh, the price of the auction I'm mulling over is $225. The single X2's are around $150-180. For the single cards it makes more sense as I can't think of a single card that's faster for the price.

A:Moral Dilemma...Or Is It?

I'm not really impressed with the 6XXX series, but they do scale better than the 4XXX series..... That said if you get the 4870X2's they may or not work well with your games... resale value will be low and worse when the 7XXX's come out. Depending on your game(ie GTA4) you will not see much improvement due to CPU/hard drive bottleneck..... maybe instead a single 4870/4890/4870X2 with your existing 4870? At least till something new catches your eye

Have you considered the 5XXX series? Prices should fall soon....

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