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Zero-Day IE Flaw Workaround Available

Q: Zero-Day IE Flaw Workaround Available

See: http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,1850357,00.asp
'Killbit' Workaround for Zero-Day IE Flaw Available <-- DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!!

Note: Use Microsoft pre-patch workaround instead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The utility sets the "killbit" for Msddds.dll (Microsoft DDS Library Shape Control), the COM object that can cause browser crashes—and remote code execution—via specially crafted Web pages.

Once the "killbit" is set to prevent the use of Msdds.dll as an ActiveX, all applications that use the COM object utility will break.

Microsoft has already issued an advisory confirming the severity of the flaw and providing pre-patch workaround to help block known attack vectors. See advisory here:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/906267.mspx

-- Tom

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Preferred Solution: Zero-Day IE Flaw Workaround Available

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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Thought I'd read somewhere that thwere is a tweak to let Win Home Prem 32 bit access all of the installed RAM? Or was I dreaming?

A:Is there a workaround to use all 4GB of RAM?

the 3GB boot option allows applications to address more ram, but limits the IO to 1GB.

it does not however, expose any more ram to the system. Windows will see anywhere between 3.0 and 3.75GB's of ram depending on the hardware in the system, as each device requires physical memory due to the 2GB addressing limit under a 32bit OS.

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This will probably require some ingenuity.

I have a web cam, PC and no web page. I would like for my mother to be able to view us through my cam. Problem, she has webtv and no capability for download. What can be done?

I can answer most questions about webtv.
 

A:Web Cam Workaround

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Any way to get around this error message ?

Can't uninstall it because I used Windows Update Cleanup.

A:Workaround ?

I did delete---

\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-u..ed-telemetry-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17747_none_90df8130dac08ee0\telemetry.ASM-WindowsDefault.json

&

\SystemRoot\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft-windows-u..ed-telemetry-client_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17747_none_90df8130dac08ee0\utc.app.json
but it caused problems.

Put them back.

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I have been trying to figure this out for days and days.

I need to run a program from a batch file with administrator rights. I can run the batch file in 256 colors and all the other settings, but I can't run it as administrator.

So I made the cmd window with administrator rights, and I can run the batch file there and it works.

BUT, I want to automatically run the batch file. I tried to set it up as a scheduled task at startup, but I couldn't get it to work. I don't know if "administrator" means any account in Vista 64 that shows "administrator" or if it must be setup from the "Administrator" account, which I guess I would have to unhide and then access.

So, I have the nice VBScript program, and it will call the cmd window with administrator rights. But no more. Then I have to type the name of the batch file in. So is it possible for the VBScript program to call the cmd window either with the batch file name attached so it would run when the cmd window starts, or have the VBScript start the cmd window and then in the next step of the script send the batch file name to the cmd window. But I can't find any way to do this.

So hopefully one of the experts here can help. Thanks.

A:UAC workaround possible?

Hi,

I am a bit confused as to what you are asking how to do, but here is how to do a few things:

1: Always Run a Batch File as an Administrator : Windows Vista and Windows 7 Help Then execute shortcut (from VBScript or whatever).

2: To run a batch file as the Administrator, from Command Prompt or shortcut (must type password each time, password must not be blank) use:

"runas /user:administrator test.bat"

3: To save the password. This is a 3rd party script and stores the password IN PLAIN TEXT. NOT secure. This may not work for Vista. I am currently trying to work out how to use this in Vista (it may not be possible) See here: Sanur, Commandline Runas Automation Utility for Window 2000/XP/2003

4: Have a look at this Scripting Guy post, but I don't think it will help much: Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog : How Can I Use the RunAs Command to Run a Script Under Alternate User Credentials?

If you are using a Domain System, then some of this will not apply. Once you have chosen exactly HOW you are going to achieve your aim, post back and I will help you with the scripting.

Richard

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how do i switch my dns





Quote:
U can work round this by setting your DNS manually to googles public DNS server at 8.8.8.8

A:megaupload is down and i need some help with workaround

I know nothing about this but I did Google out
of curiousity and found this for you:
Using Google Public DNS

Windows, Mac and Linux examples here.

Hope this helps

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I, and many others, have the recycle bin problem wherein it disappears, you restore it and it doesn't correctly indicate whether it's full or empty, no matter what you do. Here's a process that works to correct this-I found it on a site that I don't have the link for-follow these steps:
1-Right-click on your desktop and choose Personalize
2-Click on the Change Desktop Icons link in the upper left hand corner
3-In the Desktop Icons Settings window, click on the Recycle Bin (empty) icon and then click the Change Icon button
4-In the Change Icon window, click on the Recycle Bin icon that looks full, probably in the first row, 7th icon from the left, and then click OK
5-Repeat this process by choosing the Recycle Bin (full) icon in the Desktop Icon Settings window, clicking on Change Icon, choosing the icon for the empty Recycle Bin (probably the 7th icon from the left in the second row), and clicking OK
6-Click the Apply button, and your Recycle Bin icons are now completely backwards. But of course that’s not what you want! Now repeat the process for the empty and full Recycle Bin icons, but put the original icons back with each one. (the full looking icon for the ‘full’, and the empty looking icon for the ‘empty’)

Once you’ve done this, Click OK to exit the Desktop Icon Settings window, and your Recycle Bin icons should start behaving themselves again.
 

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My new HP Chromebook has a Micro SD card slot but I need a regular SD card slot for my Nikon camera card. How can I load pictures from my camera on the Chromebook? Is there some type of adaptor or any way to use my Nikon camera and load its pictures on my HP Chromebook?

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I have recently set up my old white box 1 gig AMD Athlon computer for my wife in a little home office. She would love to work on some Excel documents that she brings home from work. However, I do not have an up-to-date version of Excel on my computer, just an old copy of Excel for Windows 95. Is there some kind of workaround that she can use? I don't have the 400 odd dollars for an up-to-date copy of Excel that would be compatable with her work computer.

A:Excell Workaround?

There is something called OPEN OFFICE. Might answer your need. I never used or saw it, but read about it I think in these forums.

Another option is to save the workbooks at work using File/Save and then select Excel5/95 version, or even a dual version. A bit of a pain long term but so is 400 bucks. BTW I think I saw Excel, just Excel, not office, at Staples or someplace for roughly $100 - might have been an upgrade, not sure.

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My daughter died and we are trying to go through her things to find some of the important items for her estate. She has a Dell computer with Windows 7 installed with password protection. Since we are not listed as Administrators, is there a way to workaround her password for Windows 7, especially one that does not lose remembered passwords for email and other accounts?

A:Password Workaround

Hello Tacan, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I'm truly sorry for your loss, but we will not be able to help you since we have no way of knowing if this is truly legit or just someone trying to illegally hack into someone's computer.

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Here is a link to a workaround supported by GRC:

http://www.grc.com/sn/notes-020.htm

This is supposedly much more secure than simply unregistering the dll that can be affected by this. GRC says that should a more official patch from MS come, that this (Ilfak's workaround) should be uninstalled.

HTH.
 

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1 Laptop

2 PCMCIA slots

no inbuilt network card

inbuilt USB port sheared off

sys=Win2k
If I use the net on via USB the connection continually/ intermittanly drops. (modem connection works fine on other computers)

I would like to fit a PCMCIA wired network card but if I fit this I will have to
take out my USB ports...so that means if I wanted to print something via my USB printer I would have to plug out network card and put in USB card..is there a workaround to this?

(why the designers put two pcmcia slots so close i do not know )
 

A:Solved: Can you think of a workaround ?

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I'm trying to run a private server for a game, but the server software can send out only one IP address. I can play on the server if I configure everything for 127.0.0.1, but then nobody else can connect, of course. If I set the server's address to my public IP, everyone else can connect and play, but then I can't connect because my router doesn't support NAT loopback. Essentially, this means I can't connect to my own external IP address.

Therefore, I can either play alone and lock everyone else out of the server, or I can let other people play without me. This sort of defeats the purpose, so I need to find a way to get around NAT loopback. My router is a Westell Versalink-327W, which apparently has no such capability, so I know it's not just an issue of enabling a feature.

My first idea is to somehow use a proxy to connect to my own external IP via another server. However, I only know how to use a proxy for HTTP traffic. How can I send ALL of my outgoing traffic through a proxy server?

The alternate option would be to buy another router and plug it into the current one. I can't simply replace the current router because it's an ISR. Therefore, if I switch it out, I won't have internet access at all. Would I be able to connect to my own external IP using this setup?:

Internet <- Router 1 (ISR, no NAT loopback) <- Router 2 (With NAT loopback) <- Computer

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A:Workaround for NAT loopback?

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/420601/attempt-to-write-to-read-only-memoryendless-rebootingcannot-start-safe-mode/ - Hamluis.
 
I solved this problem by installing Caffeine and Mouse Jiggler (either one would do).  These tiny utilities fool windows into thinking the computer is active even when you're not using it, and prevent the BSOD which plagued me whenever I left the computer for a few minutes.  It's a workaround rather than a solution but it worked for me.

A:Problem Workaround

Going forward, does that computer have either Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Anti-Malware?  It couldn't hurt.
Going forward, a quick glance through of the following 2012 article might point you to an idea for future consideration:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/39370-63-blue-screen-attempted_write_to_readonly_memory

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Hello everybody im very interested in the file sharing landscape and am amazed of dispite how much better cyberlockers are torrents still hold so much value. now torrents are awesome cause not everybody has credit cards to pay for cyberlockers so torrents are the only option. so my qwestion is that what am I to do if I was on a isp that throttles than what. I have an idea that might get around this such as using a software called internet download manager. one of the great software features is to be able to download flash video and flash audio from websites. what if I wanted a movie that was in a torrent couldent I save the .torrent file and in utorrent choose the stream option that my internet download mangaer picks up and lets me direct download this torrent so that way I dont have to worry about isp thottling. would this work for torrents. internet download manager lets me download a streaming flash video or audio even if that site doesent let me. I heard the deluge client is pretty good against isp throttling. thats because deluge is on encryption by default but utorrent has encryptionoption thta people use and still get throttled. so why is deluge more affective. sorry for the long post. any advice is appreciated.
 

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Mod Edit:  Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/420601/attempt-to-write-to-read-only-memoryendless-rebootingcannot-start-safe-mode/ - Hamluis.
 
I solved this problem by installing Caffeine and Mouse Jiggler (either one would do).  These tiny utilities fool windows into thinking the computer is active even when you're not using it, and prevent the BSOD which plagued me whenever I left the computer for a few minutes.  It's a workaround rather than a solution but it worked for me.

A:Problem Workaround

Going forward, does that computer have either Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Anti-Malware?  It couldn't hurt.
Going forward, a quick glance through of the following 2012 article might point you to an idea for future consideration:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/39370-63-blue-screen-attempted_write_to_readonly_memory

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On a Precision 7510 - the following does not work. Has Dell Engineering solved the problem? Is there a solution - cannot use the NVMe drive at all. Had to install the OS on the SATA drive and skip access to the NVMe drive completely.
Windows 10 install with NVMe SSD and SATA drives
This article provides the information on "Installing Windows 10 on systems that contain both NVMe SSD and SATA storage options present".
Windows 10 Install FailsThe current Dell Windows 10 media will fail to install on systems that are configured with both Serial ATA (SATA) Hard Disk Drives (HDD)s and Non-Volatile Memory (NVMe) high performance Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Solid State Drives (SSDs).There is a incompatibility between the Current Windows 10 recovery environment (WinRE) storage drivers and the NVMe high performance SSD drivers when there is a combination of SSDs and HDDs on the same system.NVMe SSD drives are available on select Dell systems such as:? OptiPlex 7440, 7040, 5040 ? Latitude E7470, E7270, E5270, E5470, E5570 ? Precision 3510, 5510, 7510, 7710 ? XPS 9350, 9550, 9250 ? Alienware X51, 15 R2, 13 R2Note: As previously mentioned this issue and workaround is only valid for systems that have NVMe SSD AND SATA Storage Drives installed.If you follow these steps and the system only has a SATA Drive present then turning off the device will result in no storage options being detected.
WorkaroundThe current workaround is to disable the SATA Sto... Read more

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I just got a laptop from an Ebay seller. It's a Lenovo Thinkpad T61. He advertised it as having no hard drive. It just arrived -- with hard drive. I fire it up and it was apparently a corporate laptop with WinXP Pro. Problem is, it wants a password. I'm sure the seller doesn't have it; he probably got these bulk and no further info -- or under orders to wipe the drives. . . So he screwed up.

Q: Can I somehow get into this WinXP Pro system? If not, I have a copy of a Vista upgrade. Can I use it without knowing the WinXP Pro password?

This is not a big deal. Again, none of my data is on this thing. But it would be nice to avoid the cost of a new OS install. . .

A:Password workaround?

I think I'd just be inclined to install Vista, have a look at this Microsoft article:

Installing and reinstalling Windows Vista

As long as you have the product keys you should be fine and it'll be better to start off with a clean drive.

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I can boot Vista and DP dual boot with no problem. For my own quirky reason, I'd like to be able to boot XP as well.

Workaround, please ? Thanks in advance for your time !
Steve

A:Workaround to boot XP and 7 and DP ?

Install easybcd 2.1 in 8, then add 7 and xp. If it creates a fuss, try installing easybcd in 7, then add 8 and xp.

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I'm very happy with Windows 7 and don't want to DOWNGRADE to Windows 10. My only concern is when support ends in January 2020. Is there any way Windows 7 can continue to be used safely after that date?

A:I want to stick with W7 - 2020 workaround?

In my opinion no body really knows what will happen in or after 2020 with Windows 7.

Hopefully by then Microsoft will have another operating system we want to buy.

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Hi All

Decided to change my pword before the weekend to keep it safe from smaller hands and then went away for three days. On returning, I brought my PC back from hibernate/standby and did so continuously till today, where I shut it down. Problem is I have NO clue what i set that password as, and I'm pretty sure I left a hint but it doesnt seem to be showing up, so maybe i failed on that one

So does anyone know any workarounds? maybe a bootable third party app that kills the password like you would with a second account~? I've already tried using the MS Diagnostics and Recovery toolset but it refuses to recognise 7 as a valid OS for it and therefore will not let me use Locksmith. I only have the one account on the computer, so I cant resolve this through another Admin. Its probably worth noting I have also not made any changes to the status of the Administrator account, but Ive noticed it doesnt come up in Safe Mode anymore.

So please guys, any advice would help (Well, except use decent memorable passwords of course.)

A:Forgotten Password Workaround?

Hello Eimpiracha, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try this tutorial.


User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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My ISP has blocked ping. When I try to ping google.com it says request timed out.

I'm sure that all the settings on my PC are correct. To make sure its not blocked by firewall, I tried disabling it and did a whole lot of things. After that I called my friends using the same internet service and even they confirmed the problem.

I read somewhere that there is a workaround using a program but I can't seem to find that information.

If someone can help me out. It would really help.

Thanks in advance.

A:PING blocked by ISP - Any workaround?

Have you tried pinging other sites? What happens when you try to ping google forcing either v4 or v6?

ping -4 google.com
ping -6 google.com

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My ISP has blocked ping. When I try to ping google.com it says request timed out.

I'm sure that all the settings on my PC are correct. To make sure its not blocked by firewall, I tried disabling it and did a whole lot of things. After that I called my friends using the same internet service and even they confirmed the problem.

I read somewhere that there is a workaround using a program but I can't seem to find that information.

If someone can help me out. It would really help.

Thanks in advance.

A:PING blocked by ISP - Any workaround?

Have you tried pinging other sites? What happens when you try to ping google forcing either v4 or v6?

ping -4 google.com
ping -6 google.com

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My ISP has blocked ping. When I try to ping google.com it says request timed out.

I'm sure that all the settings on my PC are correct. To make sure its not blocked by firewall, I tried disabling it and did a whole lot of things. After that I called my friends using the same internet service and even they confirmed the problem.

I read somewhere that there is a workaround using a program but I can't seem to find that information.

If someone can help me out. It would really help.

Thanks in advance.

A:PING blocked by ISP - Any workaround?

Have you tried pinging other sites? What happens when you try to ping google forcing either v4 or v6?

ping -4 google.com
ping -6 google.com

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I am implementing a scenario of PCs that are not part of the organization domain..
those PCs will be on remote locations and will be managed by MS Intune..

Now I want a workaround of this scenario,
a user has forgot his account credentials and required a password reset.. the RDP is enabled on the workstation, so if I know the IP address, I will remote connect to it, provide the administrator credentials, and reset the password.. the problem am considering is that the user forgot the password and doesn't know the IP address of the PC.. assigning static IPs is not an option, and the IP cannot be resolved by a computer name as those PCs are not part of the domain.. Netbios is disabled so I cannot scan it and resolve the computer name from the IP address..

Only knowing the IP address before logging in would do the trick for me..
machines are running windows 8.1

A:Knowing the IP before logging in.. or a workaround!

Can you not get the IPs from DHCP server? Even if you are using simple home style routers, it should have an active client list you can get from web management interface (either by VPN or remote management interface). You will need to keep record of MAC addresses (sometimes client names) to find IP in the client list. Hope this makes sense.

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Dear TG's,

Currently I am finding myself in a traineeship for ICT- and network-management in the Netherlands.

In this network, all computers have their system-restore option turned off. That has been set in the image. We don't want to re-image every workstation, because our mostly 10BASE-T network would be strained too much by that.

I am trying to make myself a .exe-file that switches on the system-restore function localy on every workstation. Unfortunately for this I need to work around the limited rights of the users. (The idea is to send the self-executable file over the intranet-email)

Our workers are not retarded, but to minimalize the chance of ruinations made self-proclaimed "best computer-expert in the universes" we should assume that they are.

What I have allready tried:

1: make a batch-file to dos wherein a direct registryswitch is done. (whit the HT typed after it, to avoid the "are you sure" message, and the including "you have no rights to access the registry" warning. This did not work.

2: Create a live macro, that copies the exact keyboard-strokes I have made, to than switch on system-restore. Offcourse it didn't work out, because I made that macro with administrator rights.

3: In the domain policy settings, I saw you could turn off the system restore, as it allready is in the image. But two negatives do not make one positive, do they?

I realize this is a rather complex question, but any help will be grea... Read more

A:System restore-workaround

You need to run the task with administrative rights, there is no way to change those settings with a limited account.

You should be able to do this with group policy, no?
 

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https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3149737

I need to use this workaround to be able to install .NET 4.5.2 in Win 7.
I need to install Microsoft Certificate Authority 2011 certificate. I installed the certificate then checked the certificate snap-in in MS Management Console and the Microsoft Certificate Authority 2011 certificate wasn't there.



I want to use Method 4.


Thanks!

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Hi
Im wondering if you all can help me

I just installed Win 2k and I am wondering if you can help me

I ran some diagnostics and concluded that I have to install a tc/ip protocol
I goto install these and get the error: something something something The error is the specified module could not be found. (Were something is, its just saying that the installation could not continue)

I had a troublesome installation of Win2k but it is functioning normally.

Is it possible to get these protocols on a disk and if so could you post the site here?

I am writing this from another computer so I wont be able to respond for a couple days.

this is what happened in the installation:

It could not copy files:
mfc42u.dll
mlang.dll
mlang.dat
mmc.exe
mmc_w.chm
mmsys.cpl
mrxsmb.sys
msadds32.ax

I got an error:
"Could not load the installer for MEDIA"
"Unable to install Java plackages from C:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab"
"Unable to install Java plackages from C:\windows\Java\classes\dajava.cab"

Remarkably with all of these errors the computer runs ok. I get the occasional error once and a while but am still not able to connect to the internet.

I think I will try and download all of the missing files and if it doesnt install
the protocol then I will do a clean install (I upgraded last time).

Also is there a program out there which installs the tcp/ip protocol by itself not requiring any system files. I doubt there is but if there is could you let me know.

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A:tcp/ip protocol installer workaround?

digitalboy91 said:

Hi
Im wondering if you all can help me

I just installed Win 2k and I am wondering if you can help me

I ran some diagnostics and concluded that I have to install a tc/ip protocol
I goto install these and get the error: something something something The error is the specified module could not be found. (Were something is, its just saying that the installation could not continue)

I had a troublesome installation of Win2k but it is functioning normally.

Is it possible to get these protocols on a disk and if so could you post the site here?

I am writing this from another computer so I wont be able to respond for a couple days.

this is what happened in the installation:

It could not copy files:
mfc42u.dll
mlang.dll
mlang.dat
mmc.exe
mmc_w.chm
mmsys.cpl
mrxsmb.sys
msadds32.ax

I got an error:
"Could not load the installer for MEDIA"
"Unable to install Java plackages from C:\windows\Java\classes\xmldso.cab"
"Unable to install Java plackages from C:\windows\Java\classes\dajava.cab"

Remarkably with all of these errors the computer runs ok. I get the occasional error once and a while but am still not able to connect to the internet.

I think I will try and download all of the missing files and if it doesnt install
the protocol then I will do a clean install (I upgraded last time).

Also is there a program out there which installs the tcp/ip protocol by itself not requiring any system files. I doubt there is but if there is coul... Read more

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I have a developers disc for W7U 32bit that one of our developers got from the MS pre-release. I don't know why the developer's copy would be 32 and not 64. I just upgraded my whole system including a 64bit mobo & 8GB DDR so 32bit isn't going to cut it and I don't want to buy an upgrade just for that. One of the MS tech agents gave me a workaround from Digital River to burn a new 64bit disc but the link doesn't work as I probably mistyped as it was a very long URL given verbally. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Need 32bit to 64bit Workaround

Hello saidas108, welcome to Seven Forums!


All you need is the 64-bit installation media/ISO, Windows 7 is version specific and not bit-rate specific but it is against forum rules to post download links to MS software, Google is your friend!

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I really screwed up. I was running 32-bit XP and went to install 64-bit W7 Ultimate upgrade. During installation I knew I had backed up everything so I formatted the hard drive and merged the partitions within the install (at the point where I selected where to install Windows 7).

You may have guessed my problem. I can't activate W7 because they say I have no previous version of Windows (even though I obviously have a valid XP copy). I am desperately looking for a way to avoid reformatting, installing XP, then re-installing W7.

I'm inexperienced with partitions, but would this work: Create a new partition, about 100 GB to be safe, install XP on it, then somehow point W7 to it for verification? Or any other options?

I really don't want to start over, I've done a lot with my W7 already and it'd be a big undertaking. Help please!!!

Thanks so much for your help...

A:RE-installation workaround question - help!

Well, earlier today you could activate an upgrade without having installed over a previous OS. If it won't, you may have to reinstall XP and start over.

Do you have the correct key for your version, and did you enter it when asked or later? Any chance the key could have been used by someone else?

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Hello all, new member here.
 
I need to track changes to a particular webpage. Here's the catch: the webpage requires a log-in (i.e. you must log in to ever reach the page). The webpage trackers I've tried (like Versionista) return the same nonsense you'd get from typing in the URL into any unauthorized computer. Is there anyway around this? Perhaps a program that can authenticate me when necessary or some other workaround? Or even a particular tracker that bypasses this problem all together?
 
Thanks!

A:Webpage Tracker Workaround

Anyone? I just need to be alerted when a certain webpage that requires a log-in is updated. I'm sure others have solved this problem.

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There is reference on the Internet to folks who have played around with various settings related to security levels, encryption, SMB, etc. to successfully connect a Windows 7 computer to an NT 4 domain. which according to MS is not supported  I am always dubious of claims made in general forums.  I know that according to official MS, Windows 7 was designed not to do this (or perhaps differently phrased not designed to do this).  I don't care about security issues in the situation I am contemplating where I could use this so if overall security gets lowered, encryption, etc. no problem.

A:windows 7 and NT 4 server - workaround

click the start button and type secpol.msc in the search function.
Browse to "Local Policies" -> "Security Options".  Now look for the entry "Network Security: LAN Manager authentication level" and open it.  Click on the dropdown menu and select "Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated".  Apply the settings.
 
In the Advanced sharing settings page of Network and sharing center, you need to have it set as Work/Home profile.  Try Make sure computers are the same workgroup for now (you can change it later)Enable network discoveryTurn on  file and print sharingTurn off password protected sharingTurn on Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
The other settings such as encryption I have set as use 128 bit encryption, you may need lower.
Please check related policies.If a HOME version of win 7
1. Launch regedit from Start Search box.2. Find the following branch.  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa
3. Create a DWORD key under Lsa and set:
Name: LmCompatibilityLevel Value: 1
4. Restart.

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Here's my thinking... some people have Windows 8 OEM PCs and don't like the bloatware that comes on them.

However, the only version of the Windows 8 installer which is readily available to consumers is the Upgrade, which as I understand it doesn't work with OEM versions of Windows 8. There is a system builder version, but you have to pay for it, I'm not even sure the licence for that allows installation on PCs that came with Windows 8.

So what would happen if...:
you download the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO and install it clean? (Bye-bye bloatware)you then upgrade to Windows 8.1 Final when it comes out.

According to the tutorial:





If upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview/Windows RT 8.1 Preview to Windows 8.1 final/Windows 8.1 RT final (when released later this year), you will "Keep personal files only", but will lose your settings and have to reinstall all of your apps.



The key thing is that there is an upgrade going forward from 8.1 Preview to 8.1, and you'd have created a clean install when you put the preview on.

Because it says you can't keep anything except files, it sounds like will be a thorough reinstall, not just tweaking a few files from the Preview, which is probably what people in pursuit of a clean build would want as hopefully it should clean out any bad bits in the Preview.

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A:Bloatware & Win 8 OEM PCs - is 8.1 preview a workaround?

Originally Posted by DavidY


There is a system builder version, but you have to pay for it, I'm not even sure the licence for that allows installation on PCs that came with Windows 8.



If you bought the "System Builder", it does come with it's own license key. However, during install, it won't even ask you for the key, it will simply use the key embedded in the BIOS of the machine when you install it. That key will work with any full install version of the disk and as far as I am concerned is still legal since you are using the same version of Windows, simply reinstalled.







Originally Posted by DavidY


So what would happen if...:
you download the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO and install it clean? (Bye-bye bloatware)you then upgrade to Windows 8.1 Final when it comes out.



There is no upgrade from the preview to the final. You end up having to reinstall. Might want to read up on that.

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I have a gateway m-6881 laptop w/ vista home prem sp1.(bought 9/2008)
I should have got the vista ultimate machine.
( a real hassle cloning my drives with seagate and west digital every week)-I have the seagate program

if you have a seagate product and you get the error it does not see a segate product at that prompt just...

hold alt and T and O then release ( workaround from segate tech support ) they call it a technical overide

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I followed the advice in this link and my teamtimer is working fine and I can either deny or accept with the visible buttons.
 

A:Spybot 1.4 Teatimer Workaround

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My family owns a couple of stores & we have this new comptroller that wants to be something like a system administrator...LOL
He has installed websence on our routers, I thought I had a quick fix seeing as I have access to the control closet. I was going to go from the wall to the wireless router & then into the routers & firewalls, switchs etc..... But when I tried it, No dice!!!!

My question is if I put a splitter on the cable from the wall & then put one end into the wireless router & then one end into the wired routers do you think that will work?

 

A:Websence workaround....>>Advise Please

If your family owns the stores, the computers, the equipment, etc. then it's up to them what they want installed. I don't understand why you're trying to get around this. Have your parents call this person to come out and undo what they've done.
 

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Ok while i was on my computer i started to get the following the the buffer overun



C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.exe


Well here is the workaround.


First open task manager by CTRL+ALT+DEL
Next Press File then open
and look for the problem you have i did this over an hour ago and it hasn't done anything bad and it fixed itself.it is a temporary fix jus realize this.
 

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Ok while i was on my computer i started to get the following the the buffer overun



C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.exe


Well here is the workaround.


First open task manager by CTRL+ALT+DEL
Next Press File then open
and look for the problem you have i did this over an hour ago and it hasn't done anything bad and it fixed itself.it is a temporary fix jus realize this.
 

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I am building a mediacenter computer with an Antec OvertureII case and Asrock 775Twins-HDTV mobo, but my surprise comes when i push the power on button, and nothing comes out. After a couple of tests, i realized that the problem is caused by the Antec psu,( with other psu the mobo starts ok, and this psu works ok with other mobo ,so.... I think that the motherboard checks the -5V signal, but the SP450 ATX v2.0 Antec PS does not have that voltage(there is only 19 pin in the 20 atx connector).

Any ideas?.

Thanks!.
 

A:Workaround needed for Mobo and ATX PSU .

Pin 18 you mean? Or are we not talking about ATX?
 

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I have a webcam at my home and I want to be able to connect to it every so often from work.
The problem is that my home ISP blocks inbound port 80 and the proxy at work block all outbound ports except 80.
I believe the work proxy does not block ssl port 443 so I assume the only way to do this would be to run a ssl server on my home computer that then redirects to my camera.
Is there any way to connect direct to my webcam? I could set up the server but then would need to disable power saving on my home computer since the server disappears when the computer goes into standby or hibernation.
 

A:Workaround for port blocking

yawcam.com would be your best bet. You can also publish your web cam to a webserver(if you have one).

You can set different ports on it. Enjoy!
 

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Along with many other issues with Win 8, they have made it so that unsigned drivers can't be installed. I'm trying to root my Tegra Note 7 but win 8 won't let me use drivers that are required. There is a statement on rootjunky.com that mentions that drivers have to be installed manually but I don't know how to do this, anyone have an idea about this. Thanks

A:Win 8 unsigned driver workaround?

Go into your recovery system and work your way to the option called Startup Settings. One of the options will allow you to disable driver signature enforcement on the next boot up.

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Can I make the Task Scheduler keep my computer awake somehow by executing a keypress every 10 minutes? I use a gov computer and it automatically puts my computer asleep about every 15 minutes and it drives me nuts! How can I make it stay awake?

Admin privileges have been taken away so I can't change the power scheme. I used to be able to do this with an Excel macro but I just got a new computer and now I do not have developer access in excel so I am trying to find another workaround.

Thanks, Joe
 

A:I need a workaround to keep computer awake

That is a policy put in place by the Government IT and you should not be trying to circumvent it. If the settings do not work for you you need to contact your IT and see if it is possible to adjust it but for security reasons that may be a firm policy. And as such we refuse to assist with government/corporate owned computers.
 

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Ok, I have this motherboard, its a Gigabyte GA-7N400S. The previous owner flashed the bios with the wrong bios, it was for the GA-7N400L. They are similar enough that I can get back into the bios, but I can't install windows with the board.

I have been to the Gigabyte site and downloaded the correct version with their flash utility, and have used the Qflash utility in the bios, and have tried many other various flash utilities.

The problem I keep running into is that it keeps telling me that the bios I am trying to update the board with does not match the id of the bios that is on the board. Obviously. I have been doing alot of research and have read many things.

One of the things that have peaked my interest is that older flash utilities are willing to flash your bios regardless of what the checksum or id string is.

Does anyone know where I can find such a flashing utility? What I've read leads me to believe that there is a workaround for this problem, I just need to find the right utility. Thanks for any help.

marcg
 

A:Bios Flash Workaround??

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Hi, had previously free upgraded win7 to 10....I then cloned that drive to a larger drive....my motherboard recently fried so upgraded that, now my windows 10 is not activated

my question is, if I were to reinstall 7 on the original smaller drive then upgrade again to 10 would I have it activated on my larger main drive when plugged back in

A:Windows 10 activation workaround?

This depends on you original licence status.

If your original windows 7 licence was oem (mostly preinstalled when you bought pc), then that licence dies with old mobo and you require a new licence. You could try what you are suggesting, but it probably won't work. You could ask MS to help, if mobo is a like for like replacement.

If your original 7 key was retail, you can use it to activate windows 10 on new drive if running new version 10586 (open a command box and top line will say 10240 (old version) or 10586 (new version). If old version, it is better to clean install 10586 on new drive.

Note: sometimes you have to reinstall old os and get it activated, in which case, your idea of using smaller disk to install 7, and get it activated (using telephone activation if necessary) is a good idea. Then if version of 10 on new hdd is is 10586, then you can activate it using 7 key, and do not need to go through hassle of upgrading and cloning.

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HP Scanner Will Not Scan: Workaround Solution - Universal Scanner Help
Hoping to save someone some stress and a hair-pull-out experience. Perhaps this can help someone else.

More in the usual place below under "My System Specs" but the relevant info:

Vista 32-bit Home Premium
Scanner HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One (Ink Jet Printer).
[But this should help with many other scanners.]
Got the messages,"No HP Device Detected" & "No Computer Connection Detected" & "No Scan Options." -- all at various stages of trying to figure this out. Even though my computer would still print and copy BUT:

It would not scan until I found this workaround (this after many clean uninstalls/reinstalls & going through various solution attempts Some from the HP company itself):

Re: "No device detected and "no computer connection (everything was connected and the digital imaging monitor icon was present, etc.)". Could not bring up the IP address of my product for the reasons above since the directions per HP required a detected computer connection. Though I did discover while following that step that the Pml Driver HPZ12 referred to in solution 3 on the page linked right below was not listed in the task manager:

'No HP devices have been detected' Message Displays on the Computer in Windows XP When Opening HP Solution Center for a Network-Connected All-in-One

Link:

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A:HP Scanner Problem Workaround

I had the same problem.
I followed these HP instuctions

'No HP devices have been detected' Message Displays on the Computer in Windows Vista When Opening HP Solution Center for a USB-Connected Printer - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

and ending up uninstalling, and then re-installing the HP All in One software. It worked but what a pain. I now have image backups of my computer.

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Whenever I pop certain DVD movies into my drive, my computer prompts me to install Interactual Player onto my PC . I've tried installing Interactual on my other PCs and found it annoying enough to uninstall.

Is there any way I can view the "extra content" on my DVD without having to install cumbersome software?

(Windows XP professional, Media Player, Nero, and PowerDVD also installed)

A:Interactual Player Workaround?

Have you tried VLC?

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