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Unable to configure RAID on Windows 7 Home Premium

Q: Unable to configure RAID on Windows 7 Home Premium

Hello everyone,

I'm about at my wit's end trying to figure out my problem and finally decided I should ask the pros for help, since an exhaustive search of the interwebs has turned up nothing. I'm a hobby PC user so please be patient with me. So here is my problem.

I recently bought all the stuff to build an HTPC/gaming rig for my girlfriend and I and I wanted to set up RAID 1 but no matter what I try, I can't get it to work. Here is my rig.

ASRock H77 Pro4-M mobo
Intel i7-2600
(2) 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm; 6.0GB/s HDD
(4) 2GB G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR 1600 RAM
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Video Card
Cooler Master 600W Silent Power supply

I think that's about it.

Here is what I've done.

I went into bios and set my storage configuration to RAID. After, I saved and exited, and allowed the machine to reboot. When it did, I pushed Ctrl + I to enter the RAID volume setup menu. I labeled the volume, chose RAID 1, selected my drives, selected my size, and saved and exited. Then I booted from my Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Dell OEM, if that matters). I selected my regional settings, and when prompted, accepted the terms and selected "Custom" install. At the drive select screen, I saw one disk, which I believe is what I should see. I highlighted the drive and selected "Load Drivers." I used the driver labeled with the arrow in the attatched image. I got it from my mobo's website found here ASRock > Products > H77 Pro4-M. After the driver loaded, I removed the USB drive, hit "Refresh" and selected the Drive 0. When I clicked next, I got an error that read "Setup was unable to create a new system partition or locate an existing system partition. See the setup log files for more Information." No matter what I did, I could not proceed past this point. I decied to try a software RAID. I reset everything in BIOS to ACHI (I think that is what it was labeled as), and then proceeded to boot from the windows CD. This time, I saw both drives. I was able to select Disk 0 and install windows. Afterwards, I got all my drivers loaded and then tried to use Intel Rapid Storage to create a software RAID. However, when I started the utility, I found that I don't have the "Create" button. So it seems I can't even try to create a software RAID. I have looked in the disk manager of windows and the option to create a mirrored volume is greyed out.

As I've stated, I'm totally lost on what to do. Hopefully one of you tech savy individuals can help me out.

Thanks in advance.

Mike H.

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Preferred Solution: Unable to configure RAID on Windows 7 Home Premium

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: Unable to configure RAID on Windows 7 Home Premium

Why do you want RAID? WIn7 doesn't much like RAID which isn't even Redundant so risks losing both HD's if one fails. Better to install to one HD and use the other for backing up an image.

If you saw one correctly-sized RAID array when you booted into the installer to try hardware RAID then the driver wasn't needed as it's only loaded when no drive shows up. Try again.

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newbie post..cant install windows 7 on raid 0 setup gateway dx4831 i3. installs fine with single hd..Using two 1tb wd caviar green hd's.. configured raid under bios w/o problem..windows see's them as single hd upon installation but fails after restart error message. windows can not configure to run on your hardware help please!!

A:raid 0 on windows 7 home premium

motherboard model is H57M01 BTW thanks in advance

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Hello, I decided to start from scratch.

I have backed everything up. I managed to set up RAID 1 using two of the drives using the Intel RAID controller. I set up two partitions (Windows and Documents). I configured the Windows drive as a primary partition.

When I try to install Windows Vista Home Premium edition (using a Asus P5K-E/Wifi-AP Motherboard (Socket 775)), it hangs after the computer restarts for the second phase of installation.

Could someone please suggest what I must do to resolve this problem? Also, should I configure my drives as RAID or AHCI?

I just flashed the BIOS with the latest version, then deleted the partitions created by Acronis. I then deleted the RAID 1 setup and recreated it. Then went through Windows Vista installation setup. Got to the part where you choose where you want to install Windows and picked the unformatted C: drive. This went well, then I got to phase two (Installing Windows) again, when it hung once more.
 

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Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this.

Had Windows 7 home premium for around 2 months on a brand new desktop. Never had a single problem with it untill today. Turned it on as normal, got to the log in screen where i click on the required user. As the pc is only used by me I only have 1 user availiable. I click on it like normal but this time i get a message saying 'The user profile service service failed the logon' 'user profile cannot be loaded'. It then refreshes the page and returns me back to the logon page and if i press enter the same thing just keeps repeating itself. Other option on this page are the shutdown/sleep/restart option and a little box in the bottom left corner called ease of access with various options, but none that seem relevant to the situation.

Thanks for your time and advice is greatly appreciated.

A:Unable to log into Windows 7 Home Premium

anyone?

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Have formatted the HD and cleaned it. When trying to load OS I am told there is no memory and no hard drive. What is my next step? New HD, mobo, RAM, what?

A:Unable to load Windows 7 Premium Home 64 bit

Hello charlietuna 56 , Welcome to the Forums : look at step 7 and on .. to see if that may help you : Windows 7 Installation Failure - Overcome

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I am using Windows 7 Home and Premium and I am unable to connect to Linux machine. I am getting the pop up for providing the username and password to connect to Linux Machine but it rejects the same. I had the same issue with Windows 7 Professional and I resolved it through chaging the policy as below.

Control panel - administrative tools-Local Security policy-local policies- Security options- network security: "LAN Manager authentication level" Changed to "Send LM & NTLM responses"

I came to know that there is no "Local Security policy " on Windows 7 Home and Premium version. Please help me to solve this issue. Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to connect to Linux from my Windows 7 Home and Premium

Azeeb, how are you trying to connect to your Linux machine? Personally, I am using ssh. A free version is included with the Cygwin distribution. Using this tool, I don't have to worry about the local security policy. Which software do you use to connect?

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AS I said in the title, I am having problems installing windows updates. I have reformatted 3 times and get the same errors at the same spot. I ran SURT and then tried to update, but it still didn't work. Here are the files I believe you need to help me. Thank you.

A:Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Unable to run windows update SP1

I finally got SP1 installed, but still having errors in the windows update screens (Also BSOD's now) Here's an updated CBS and SS.

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Hello all. Really hope someone can help me out here before I pull out the remains of my hair

Building a PC for my father in law. I have these:
Antec NSK1380 small form factor case
ASUS M4A78LT-M mATX mainboard
AMD x2 3.1ghz CPU with stock cooler
2x WD 1tb SATA drives in hardware raid 1 config
RA Link RT61 wireless pci card
Built from bare start with Win7 HP 64 bit.
Canon MX340 Printer (I included this I have a gut feel it is involved)

I have installed latest drivers from manufacturer site for display, sound and WLAN card.

I'm seeing random BSOD, of ten+ reboots in the last few days, twice this has happened at precisely the time the machine was trying to print to the wifi printer. I have since removed that in devices and printers and installed it on USB instead.

I've attached the files as detailed in the how to. Would be hugely grateful if anyone can pick through the bones and point me in the right direction.

Many, many thanks
Alex

* I've noticed there are only five *.dmp files in the minidump folder. Clearly this machine is not capturing them all. It has reset once or twice with just a corrupt display and stuck audio, no blue screen.

Edit - since posting I have checked bios revision is current (yes) and the ATK0110 ASACPI.sys file is current (yes). That's probably all in the attached files but I'm not up to much at reading them.

A:Please help: x64 Home premium, AMD, RAID 1

Just to attach the most recent .dmp file. I have been trying to understand what these are telling me, and have installed the debugger. The common theme through the text parts !analyze displays seems to suggest my problem is likely a bad driver or potentially a memory leak, but I'm all at sea about how to find which

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I am not able to boot from a live USB on my laptop. I currently have USB Legacy enabled and my boot device order is set to start with USB HDD, SATA HDD, Network Boot, then SAT ODD. Also, when I hit F12 to go to the "Boot Option Menu," and I when I select USB HDD and hit enter...it still boots windows. I know that my computer recognizes the USB becuause the name of USB appears when I try to boot from F12 and when I changed the boot option order.

I have also tested my usb on a different laptop and it worked. My other laptop has Windows 8.1 and I was able to boot Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon (64bit) from my USB.

Hopefully someone can help.
Thanks!


System Summary:

Manufacturer: Lenovo
Model: Lenovo Win7 PC
Processor: Intel? Core™ i5-2450M
CPU @ 2.50GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Cores, 4 Logical Processors
Installed memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
System type: 64-bit Operating System

Windows edition
Windows 7 Home Premium

Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer: Lenovo
System Model: 4334
System Type: x64-based PC
SMBIOS: Version 2.7

Other Info
Local Disk (C: ) Properties:
File system : NTFS
Free Space: 343GB

A:Unable to Boot a Live USB with Linux on Windows 7 Home Premium

Was the USB stick made on the Win8 machine? If so, it may have a GPT partition scheme, which the presumably non-UEFI Win7 machine will not read. If you were able to boot from the stick on the W8 machine without turning off secure boot in the bios, this is the case.

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit. I am unable to change my background and am unable to see thumbnails. I have added a screenshot of my personalization menu to show the problem. I would like to be able to make it so my themes/thumbnails show and so i can change my desktop background at will. Not looking for just a quick fix. Wanting to fix the problem.

A:Windows 7 Home Premium Unable to change background/see thumbnails

see this for the thumbnails.
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable
See below for the theme issue.

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Dear Sir/Madam
I would like to upgrade my laptop from Win 7 Home Premium to higher version.   But it was either saying, the country I was in cannot purchase Windows 8, 8.1 or 10; or it give a message saying I need to run it from Window Anywhere Upgrade.  This
also failed saying "there is no upgarded.
Please can you advise?

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Hi all

I think I'll go crazy i some minutes...
The computer of my parents is full with several viruses. So the easiest way to clean the comouter is, to make a new setup and rei stall Windows.

So I inserted the original Windows 7 install DVD, and set the DVD to the first position in BIOS. But when it starts from the DVD, there is only a black screen with a small "ED" on the right bottom of the screen. And that for minutes! Wtf??

So istarted the old to replace Windows and started it over the explorer. This works. But when I came to the screen where I can chose the partition, i'm unable to format the hard disk, because of missing drivers. Where is this?
So i installed it on a other free partition and it worked. But i keep having all the trash on the hard disk. So i tried to format the partition over the explorer. But it dont work.

So please help me, im going crazy! How can i reinstall this??

I've Windows 7 Ho e Premium x86

Thanks

A:Unable to reinstall Windows 7 Home Premium to clean the Computer

Try Cleaning the HD Drive first, using Step one in this tutorial:
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Hello i am running Ubuntu 14.04 and wish to create a Windows 7 Install USB and yes i do have a product key to verify. i have used UNetbootin and the drive is formatted to ntfs and have tried fat32. it goes to a gui where the only selection option is default and hitting any key resets the automatic boot 10-0 to reset and when it reaches 0 it restarts. i tried installing through the terminal and throws an error of missing operating system. any possible way would help.
 

A:Solved: Unable to make bootable windows 7 Home Premium

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Hello all.

I have a Home Premium system that has in the windows 7 system installed on a SSD.

I have connected 2 spinning disk drives that I was going to use as a mirrored raid. So, now, I have discovered that mirrored raid within windows in not allowed in the home edition...

So on to hardware raid configuration. So I configure the Intel raid 1 of the 2 new disk drives. Now windows does not want to boot. So I get into the System Recovery Options to see "Operating System: Windows 7 on (D:) Local Disk". Well obviously this not correct. The SSD is plugged into the drive0 on the motherboard, and the other 2 drives are plugged into drive1 and drive2.

Is there any way of correcting this from the System Recovery Tool without having to reinstall the OS?

I have the pre-install raid driver available.

A:Home Premium and Hardware Raid

Nevermind. Sorry about the post. Alittle search helped.

IAStorV registry value = 0.

And she booted right up....

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Hello,
I have a HP dv6 that I force shutdown. Upon reboot, it asks me to do a Windows diagnostic and if I select that option, all I see is a blue screen (not the blue screen of death) and nothing else happens.

No progress bar, nothing...a DOS window did appear and disappear in a flash at the beginning.

Now, I had installed Ubuntu (through wubi, I think), and if I choose that OS option while booting, it boots up just fine. I can even see my Windows folders, files, etc., through Ubuntu file manager, though I can't copy, open of course.

Now, I have my 5 CD-R system recovery disks that I'd burned at the beginning.

I changed the boot order to CD in the BIOS, popped in recovery disk 1 and I see the two progress bars "Windows loading files" and then the blue screen appears again and nothing else does.

Thinking my recovery disks were corrupt, I plugged disk 1 into an Acer with the same Windows 7 Home Premium OS. When I attempted to boot my Acer from the HP recovery disk, I got a nice window with a message saying that this laptop is not supported by the recovery disk and to contact HP support.

So, the recovery disks are fine.

I'm not sure what else to do.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Unable to boot Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit dv6 using recovery disk

Try running chkdsk from a booted Win 7 install DVD or flash drive.

How to run chkdsk or System File Checker (SFC) from the Recovery Console
Boot your Vista or Windows 7 installation DVD
When you see "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD", press Enter
At the "Install Windows" screen, click on Repair your computer at lower left
At the System Recovery Options screen, make note of the drive letter assigned to your boot drive (normally C and click Next
At the Chose a Recovery Tool window, click on Command Prompt. You will be sitting at X:\Sources directory
Run chkdsk or SFC
If you did not note the drive letter of your boot disk, you can enter bcdedit and look at the osdevice line to see what it is.
For chkdsk, type chkdsk c: /r and press Enter (use the letter from above if not C.
For sfc, type sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows and press Enter (use the letter from above)

Let either run to completion undisturbed.

Vista or Windows 7: If you don't have a install DVD, you can download a legal copy here:
Windows 7 Direct Download Links
Windows Vista Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have installed: 32 or 64 bit; Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate.

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Hi All,
I have a Dell Studio 1555 Laptop, Windows Vista Home Premium, SP 2, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HDD, Norton 360 Antivirus.I use a 10 Mbs Broadband link
Since yesterday, I'm unable to browse random websites, such as Microsoft etc.Used several browsers, IE, Firefox, Chrome, but once the URL is entereted, the browser is thinking and then "Page cannot be displayed"'m able to browse yahoo,Google, etc.
Tried pinging to the Microsoft website..these are the stats:
C:\Users\MY DELL>ping www.microsoft.com

Pinging lb1.www.ms.akadns.net [64.4.11.42] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Tried logging in with other User profile on my PC..no luck. Checked the hosts file.nothing there...
# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost

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A:Unable to browse random websites -Windows Vista Home Premium

C:\Users\MY DELL>ping www.microsoft.com

Pinging lb1.www.ms.akadns.net [64.4.11.42] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.Click to expand...

hmm; you attempted to ping microsoft.com and accessed akadns.net instead?

=== read ALL this before you do anything; there's a gotcha here ===

run IPCONFIG /ALL and report your DNS Server Addresses.

Who is your ISP? Run NSLOOKUP on the ISP domain name too and report their DNS names.

View your browser add-ons and disable ALL of them, at least temporarily.

==== here's what I discovered as I was preparing this == =

Code:
C:\Users\Jeff>ping www.microsoft.com

Pinging lb1.www.ms.akadns.net [64.4.11.42] with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 64.4.11.42:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

This smacks of DNS POISONING to me
 

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Hello, I am having an issue getting windows 7 service pack 1 to install (windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe).
I get error code TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE(0x800b0100). These are troubleshooting steps i have already attempted. I had antivirus and firewall disabled during this whole process.

1.First i attempted to use the microsoft fixit tool located here Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help
2.Ran a Sfc scannow test on command promt (no errors found)
3.Ran a diskchk on the harddrive which my windows OS was located on (no errors)
4.Ran System Update readiness tool which completed (log is attached)
5.Added Windows6.1KB947821-v34-x64.msu to my %Windir%\Temp\CheckSUR \servicing\packages\ directory. Reran System update readiness tool (same missing manifests, mum, and cat file errors in log).

So basically the next step from what I read is to do a install repair or to manually copy in the missing manifest, mum and cat files. I would prefer to do that latter but i don't have another 64bit machine to get the files from. I dont know where i would attain these files.

A:Unable to install SP1 windows 7 home premium 64bit. error 800B0100

Here's the CheckSUR summary

Code:
Summary:
Seconds executed: 3009
Found 16 errors
CSI Manifest All Zeros Total count: 10
CBS MUM Corrupt Total count: 3
CBS Catalog Corrupt Total count: 3
Unavailable repair files:
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-v2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20789_none_366f2ebb2946b708.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-v1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20789_none_3679fea7293e9b17.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-common_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20789_none_6058c38042f219f9.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-v1_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16664_none_36010042101544b8.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20789_none_55777e451da680d3.manifest
winsxs\manifests\wow64_microsoft-windows-smbserver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20789_none_5fcc2897520742ce.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16664_none_54fe7fe0047d2a74.manifest
winsxs\manifests\wow64_microsoft-windows-smbserver_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16664_none_5f532a3238ddec6f.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-v2_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16664_none_35f63056101d60a9.manifest
winsxs\manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-smbserver-common_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16664_none_5fdfc51b29c8c39a.manifest
servicing\packages\Package_1_for_KB2345886~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~6.1.1.2.mum
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Hi there hope someone can help
just installed onto a new machine windows7 home premium the monitor reports the vga signal as out of range (ie the resolution is too high) i have tried leaving the monitor disconnected until the machine has been on for 10 mins( same result) i have tried to get it into safe mode and it says "setup cannot continue in safe mode computer will restart now" so basically I am stuck
I have gone into cmos on the mother board and reduced the on boardgraphics memmory to 64mb in an attempt to drop the resolution
I do not have any other monitors available (within ten miles)
anybody know of a way round this
Help please

A:windows 7 home premium monitor unable to handle resolution on install

Is the VGA connection the only one available?

During the install, when did you loose video?

Do you have a TV with an input compatible with your system?

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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008546-how-replace-vista-full-windows.html

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?
 

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

Hi,
You've got this thread started too http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008564-laptop-hangs-loading-bar-screen.html

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?

Thanks

Richard
 

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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards
Outofthedarkness
 

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.
 

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Hi,

I recently did a clean install of Vista Home Premium x32 and upon completion am unable to connect to the internet. I received the following error: "windows unable to install ethernet controller." Upon accessing Device Manager, I noticed yellow exclamation marks associated with my network controller. I have an Acer Aspire 5536-5224 notebook. Windows could not locate the drivers on the machine and I cannot connect to locate. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure where to begin searching for the driver! Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

A:windows unable to install ethernet controller after vista home premium clean install

Hi -

Try this Broadcom driver from Acer Support --> http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...e&Step3=Aspire

Acer Support --> http://support.acer.com/drivers_download.aspx



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I currently have Windows Vista Home premium installed on my computer and need to upgrade to windows 7.
I understand I will  have to purchase it, that is fine, it has been suggested to look on amazon, etc. I just want to make sure of a product code or ID number specifically before i make any purchase.

As I said i currently have windows vista sp2, build 6002, and am wanting to upgrade to windows 7 sp1.

please advise.

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

Welcome
I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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I'm using an Asus UX31E laptop. Have been trying to install IE 10 without success either through Windows Update or manual installation. Usually I am able to solve most problems by myself through Googling but this problem has me stumped.

I followed the instructions on posting:
1. ran System Update Readiness Tool
2. ran a sfc/ scannow in command prompt as administrator
3. have taken a screenshot of the error when trying to install via Windows Update. Got code 9C59.
4. Compressed the whole CBS folder into a zip file.

Currently my CBS.zip file is 45mb, too big to attach. Any suggestions?

Please help!

A:Unable to install IE 10 on Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I don't know if this will help, but I followed the instructions on "sfcdetails.txt" and am attaching to this reply.

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My main PC has been running Home premium 64 bits for a few months successfully (activated and does updates) and I now want to upgrade it to Ultimate 64 bits.
I ran MGADiag on the Home Premium system and it reported it was a retail version;


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-3MYRV-HTX9C-2XCX4
Windows Product Key Hash: VG8XBSKTjYinStSpxY4+XnNCQ/0=
Windows Product ID: 55041-293-6975825-85475
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {94CFF42A-C828-4B4A-80D3-BD436291FF5B}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130318-1533
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
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A:unable to upgrade from home premium to ultimate

The Product Key that you have there is not an "Anytime Upgrade" Product Key. You have to perform the Upgrade installation by putting the DVD in the drive and clicking "Upgrade". This is completely separate and unrelated to the Anytime Upgrade.

The Anytime Upgrade is completely different because that type of Product Key is only obtained by opening the Windows Anytime Upgrade program that's included with specific editions of Windows 7 (such as Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and I think maybe even Home Basic as well), and then going ahead and purchasing an Anytime Upgrade product key. This is nice because then you don't need an installation DVD.

To see what I'm talking about, open the Start Menu, type anytime and press Enter. This is how you obtain a Product Key that works with the Windows Anytime Upgrade process. So what you have to do since you have an actual retail copy is you have to insert the DVD, and then click "Upgrade" when you see the prompt come up. Again, it's completely separate and unrelated to the Anytime Upgrade. In other words, you have to do it "the old-fashioned way".

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Good afternoon everyone. First of all, I am posting this under vista and not hardware because a) I didn't have this problem with Windows 7 and b) a bootable copy of Windows can be read with no problems. I only have this problem with audio CD's but the cd's themselves are clean and functional. In fact, the first track of the CD plays with no problems, but the rest of the tracks are skipped. This occurs in Windows Media Player 11 and iTunes. I have already tried uninstalling and re-installing the driver for the optical drive I use. My PC is an HP Pavilion Slimline S3700y. Any suggestions are appreciated!

A:Unable to play CD's (Vista Home Premium 64-bit)

Hi,

try the fixit here. Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can?t read or write media

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Apologies...moved to more approapriate group.

A:unable to upgrade from home premium to ultimate

I am not seeing the new thread, so I have to use this one.

Are you trying to upgrade from 32-bit to 64-bit? Because that's not a possible upgrade path due to the kernel being completely different. A clean install is required for that.

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Hello.
 
So basically this whole thing started with me wanting to mod a game i had, and adding a car to it. As i was searching around i got on one website which was a Russian website and it basically downloaded around 13 unknown program, and non of them were a mod. In retaliation agents the commies i downloaded avg to my PC and it got rid of most of them but i still had these weird ads on the side of my browser so i thought i bring out the big guns and use Malwarebytes on my PC. i defeated the commies and got rid of all the Nuke programs they hit me with, but sense the Russians as we know from history are very persistent, they  somehow managed to attack my symbol of freedom which is my internet browsers. I have tried every simple method i can find on the internet, which involved safe mode and all that other stuff, and i am now in a position where i may have to create a new republic and start over, and by that i mean spend $100 on a windows 7 CD sense i lost my original (don't ask how). anyways, i am not very skilled in the art of computing but i am a quick learner so id appreciate the help.
 
- according to malwarebytes my pc is clear of malware
- i cant change my proxy settings, something about me needing to ask the administrator for help.
-that's all i know...... 
-This is the link to the previous topic i opened,( http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/555911/unable-to-connect-to-proxy-server-windows-7-home-premium/ )
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A:Unable to connect to proxy server_Windows 7 Home Premium

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Hello.
 
So basically this whole thing started with me wanting to mod a game i had, and adding a car to it. As i was searching around i got on one website which was a Russian website and it basically downloaded around 13 unknown program, and non of them were a mod. In retaliation agents the commies i downloaded avg to my PC and it got rid of most of them but i still had these weird ads on the side of my browser so i thought i bring out the big guns and use Malwarebytes on my PC. i defeated the commies and got rid of all the Nuke programs they hit me with, but sense the Russians as we know from history are very persistent, they  somehow managed to attack my symbol of freedom which is my internet browsers. I have tried every simple method i can find on the internet, which involved safe mode and all that other stuff, and i am now in a position where i may have to create a new republic and start over, and by that i mean spend $100 on a windows 7 CD sense i lost my original (don't ask how). anyways, i am not very skilled in the art of computing but i am a quick learner so id appreciate the help.
 
- according to malwarebytes my pc is clear of malware
- i cant change my proxy settings, something about me needing to ask the administrator for help.
-thats all i know...... 

A:Unable to connect to proxy server_Windows 7 Home Premium

Go ahead and Navigate to your Internet Settings. 
 
(Win + R) to Open Run Box
- Then Open INETCPL.CPL
- Check Connections Tab 
- And Click "LAN Settings"
 
There should be 3 Check Boxes
- Make sure the Proxy Server is Deselected
- And that Automatically Detect Settings is Selected
Then Click Okay and Apply
 
Does it look like the Proxy Still Remains? 
If so the proxy may be embedded elsewhere also. 

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I have a brand-new HP A6142nb machine that came pre-installed with Vista Home Premium. I'm trying to start off right by making sure things work - so today I tried to test the System Restore features by setting a restore point, then adding an application (Spybot S&D) and changing items in the System Tray (to not show Caps/Num/Scroll lock icons). Setting the restore point worked successfully. Making the modifications worked successfully. Then....when I did a System Restore to the point prior to making the changes, it all seemed to go fine, except that nothing changed, i.e. the new app was still there. So, I chose a restore point a couple of hours prior to my manual one, that the system had made itself, in case that made it happier. Same thing. I searched the forums here, and saw the comment about disabling Norton products (which also came pre-installed as a trial), but got the same results with it off, using both my manual restore point and the system-made one. (I did find a doc on the Symantec site that said Norton 2008 was a problem: http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/norto...07111001134679)The one difference I've seen in how mine worked versus the tutorial I've read here is that I never got any error messages, nor did I get the screen showing "restore successful" when I logged back in again. It simply said it was restoring, and rebooted, and all the screens looked the same as the tutorial up to the reboot.Now I'm not sure what to try next. I don't w... Read more

A:Unable To Perform System Restore W/home Premium

I'd suggest browsing this site on Vista System Restore: http://bertk.mvps.org/html/vista.html

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any one can advise why this is happening?
 

A:unable to update legitimate vista home premium

irie tech said:


any one can advise why this is happening?Click to expand...
 

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Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone can help me. I installed Windows Vista Home Premium over 2 weeks ago on my computer (Intel Pentium 4 3.4 GHz, 1GB RAM, Radeon X800GT Video Driver). Media Center was working all the time, until about 2 days ago, when vista would not boot up in normal mode, then the computer said that the Windows Vista key was out of date. Considering I had the legal OEM key, (due to my luck, I have now lost the key ) and I have tried all repairs, system restores, everything possible..

Now Vista is stuck at my password screen, and when i go to type my password in and press enter, it reboots. I have only been able to access my computer from using Safe Mode, but now thats not working properly either.

If anyone could help me with my problem(s), I would be very appreciative.

Thanks in advance.

A:Unable to get Media Center With Vista Home Premium

You might wanna try windows customer support. A problem such as the likes of yours should be dealt with professionally.

And, I think you shoulda posted in a different thread, as this doesn't really belong here, seeing as how your biggest problem isn't windows media centre.

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Been trying to upgrade the Vista Home Premium on a laptop into a Windows 7 version, with varying degrees of fail.
Machine is a Acer 5810TG with specs;
- Intel Core 2 Solo Processor SU3500 (1.4GHz, 800MHz FSB)
- Ati Mobility Radeon HD 4330 up to 1742MB Hypermemory
- 4GB DDR3 Memory
- 500GB HDD (Uncertain of type, but can look it up)
- Acer Nplify 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N

Been a while since I started trying, as in the start, it would finish the installation, but after boot, the screen would continue remain black. (Think it went past the first Win7 load, before it went dark)

However, in new futile attempts, it stopped at 0%, and during next try, refused to stop preparing for the install itself.

Think the first case might've been related to graphics drivers or such, but unsure.
Anyone have any idea what might be wrong?
Any help appreciated

A:Home Premium x64 Upgrade Kit (Unable to start / finish)

The Acer Upgrade Kit Win7 Installation DVD is a bootable retail Win7 installation DVD complete with Product key, so you can boot it to clean reinstall Win7 as we did with two Acer Upgrade kits at home.

Here are other tips for getting a purrfect clean install: re-install windows 7

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I think I may be infected with malware which creates the "Unable to connect to proxy server error".
 
I have checked the lan settings in MS Internet Explorer 11 and in Google Chrome.
 
Microsoft Windows Home Premeium SP1
 
The Laptop is a HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC
64 Bit OS
 
The error message is:
 
Unable to connect to the proxy server
Error Code: ERR_Proxy_Connection_Failed
 
I have run:
 
AVG free
Malwarebytes free
RKill
and OLT
 
I can not get to the web through the browser on the laptop but can use FTP.  Else I can download programs from the desktop and transfer them to the lab top via a USB Drive.
 
I believe it best to start from scratch in regard to providing logs as I hope to be directed.
 
Thanks in Advance,
 
Mart
 

A:Unable to connect to proxy server_Windows 7 Home Premium SP1

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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Hello everyone. I am having a problem on a 32-bit home premium desktop and I first noticed it when it was unable to connect to the internet. I thought it was the network adaptor until testing it with another machine. The computer is unable to detect any networks. When I click on the ?diagnose why Windows cant find any networks? link Im told ?Network Diagnostics cannot run because the diagnostic policy service is not running. There is a tab that says ?click to open service control manager /you will need to manually start the diagnostic policy service. Once this service is started you can run network diagnostics.? Clicking this will prompt me to open an mmc.exe file. When I do it opens a window listing services. I right-click diagnostic policy service properties local computer and set the startup type to manual. But it always leads to another service that cannot be started like windows wireless service, security center service... audio service says it cannot be turned on. even system restore does work.. "system restore does not appear to be functioning correctly on the system. The volume shadow copy service used by system restore is not working.? I've run AVG and it detects nothing amiss.. ugh. Does this seem familiar to anyone? Where should I start?

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My old computer crashed and I'm now on a new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
I installed the latest iTunes successfully, but found that my iPhone 4 is now not syncing with it.

It can detect the phone, but it's not adding or deleting anything - apps, music or photos. I used to be able to select a Photo Folder to sync from the PC hard drive, but now it no longer works. It, however, works well with my notebook which is running on Win Vista.
There is no error message, the sync and backup apparently goes on only for a few seconds, and then iTunes says it is searching for which apps to install but nothing changes. Even when I've clicked Apply.

I've also tried closing iTunes and I've rebooted the phone but no dice. I've also uninstalled iTunes to reinstall. Doesn't work either. And yes, I installed with the 64-bit installer.
Any help or advice would be much appreciated!

A:Unable to sync iPhone 4 with iTunes on Win 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did you install the latest version of iTunes?

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I currently have an AUSUS G60VX Notebook with Microsoft Window Vista Home Premium 64bit and would like to upgrade my windows.  With all the available sources on the internet to download from, I'm unsure of which would be legitimate and whether I will
get what I'm looking for without compromising and damaging my system.

I am looking for a reliable legitimate source to upgrade from Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
Thank you

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hiya... i'm trying to win a battle against a virus (and i already had a minor victory...can get my computer to load windows again) but i am having some additional problems and so i originally went to the malaware subforum but they advise to create a backup first (which makes sense) so i tried to do that and received this error:i did some searching and could not find anyone with this identical error. i know i'm probably receiving this error because of something funky in my computer but i don't want to try and fix it myself..i don't even know how to begin and don't want to just blithely install removal programs since that can do more harm than good (w/o supervision).spec:winvista 32 home premiumacer aspire 5535 (bought last february)i have noroton antivirus but it's pretty rubbish at actually catching anything!(i don't know if you need any more info but i'll provide whatever is required if someone just tells me what you need)can anyone help me? i'd be quite appreciative!rillax

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Hi!

First of all, sorry for my english! Then ...

I'm not able to expand a disk partition joining it to a new disk under Vista HOME PREMIUM.

environment:

disk 0 : sata, ~400 gb, volume C, volume D

disk 1 : pata, ~300 gb EMPTY

disk 2 : pata, ~120 gb, volume E

- disk 0, 1, 2 are all basic disks
- C is a primary, boot/system partition and holds pagefile, hibernate, etc.etc.
- both D and E are primary partition
- C, D, E are ntfs created by vista


My problem is that :

I'm able to extend volume E using empty space on disk 1 BUT

I'm NOT able to extend volume D using empty space on disk 1 (the option "extend" is grayed out)


So it seems to be possible to join a partition to unallocated space belonging to another physical disk.

I wonder why I can join E: to disk 1 but I can't join D: to disk 1.


Many thanks to everybody.

Luca.

A:Vista Home Premium - Unable To Extend A Non System/boot Partition

I presume that disk C: is your boot volume - as such you cannot extend it. Here's a link that describes this: http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServe...3.mspx?mfr=true

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Hello Folks, Firstly i would like to appologize if i've post in wrong section or there's a similiar problem posted already, i already search for similiar question but didnt found any. I did some google search, also with no luck.

Here's my story.

I've purchased an Acer Laptop last year, it came shipped with Windows 7 Home Premium and i've been using this OS until now.

I really like this OS, this is the best OS i've ever tried but now i feel like upgrading to Windows 7 Professional x64.

So lets say if i have already purchased a copy of genuine Windows 7 Professional x64, how do i install it? Just insert the Installation Disc, and it shall prompt me with upgrade menu? Or Do i need to boot from CD-ROM and run installation from there?

Lets say if i can just run installation by inserting Installation Disc, and click "Upgrade To Windows 7 Professional", will it 'overwrite' my current documents/User Settings/Themes/Gadgets ?? These settings are important for me, i wish to keep them untouched if possible. This is question 1.

Question 2
What will happen to my previous Windows 7 Home Premium x64 licence if i decided to upgrade? When i bought this laptop, they dont give me any installation disc, so i cant re-install this OS.

Question 3
What will happen to my Ms Office 2010 licence ? As far as i know, once we activate the copy and register at Microsoft, which i already did, It cannot be activated twice.

Question 4
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A:[SOLVED] How to upgrade Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to Windows 7 Premium x64

Hi and welcome to TSF the info on upgrading should be here http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/default.aspx

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I'm considering upgrading an old 530s from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit. Will an OEM version work and where can I get a fair deal on Win 7?

A:Dell 530s upgrade from VISTA Home Premium 32 Bit to Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit

You are best to take the unofficial upgrade path to Windows 10 via the expired 10130 Insider Preview:
http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/windows-xpvista-→-windows-10-free-upgrade/

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Hey guys, I recently changed my motherboard and cpu and was forced to reinstall my upgrade for vista home premium. Now that it has been reinstalled, I am unable to install any of the 54 required updates that are necessary for me to install the service pack. I would like to install these updates and service pack because frankly my Vista experience will suck without it. I've been on the phone with the microsoft guys for hours and have accomplished nothing. Here are some specs:

Intel Pentium 4; 3.4 ghz
2gb RAM, I have another 2gb stick that i'll install after the updates are made
Vista Home Premium Upgraded from Home Basic

Please let me know what you think-- or point me in the right direction if this question has already been answered. Thanks guys.

Ugo
 

A:Newly Installed Vista Home Premium: Unable to Download Updates and Service Pack

By the way, here's the error message: 80070002
 

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I ran the windows 7 advisor and it says everything is a go, but how do I proceed from here? Do I need a cd or is there a free download available from Microsoft?

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i recently got windows vista home premium and decided to upgrade my windows xp home edition SP3. It was going great until it needed to complete the upgrade. Up ntil 64% all was well. But once it hit 64% for awhile the computer shut down. After it shut down on its own i rebooted it and it said "upgrade unsuccessful. restoring your previous windows and settings. Do not turn off or restart your computer." I really want to know how to install it without any problems and i need help. Anything will be good and appreciated!
I have a Compaq Presario C301NR whit 2gigs of ram and 320gig HD. I still have the disc and everything and the computer was not harmed. After it shut down on its own
 

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I am unable to configure Windows Firewall and Security Center settings on a Windows XP SP2 operating systems. Windows Firewall is disabled. I cannot use the Windows Firewall tool in Control Panel to turn on Windows Firewall or to configure Windows Firewall settings on the Windows XP SP2 computer. When I try to configure Windows Firewall settings, some options are appear dimmed, and I receive the following message: "For your security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy."

In addition, my Internet Explorer default settings are not available.
Recently I removed trojan.cachecachekit and had made the assumption this problem was caused by the trojan. System Restore is not an option because in following the Symantec instructions to remove the trojan I reset the restore date. Can you please help me get my system back to its original configuration?

Thanks! Nica

A:Unable to Configure Windows Firewall

You may not have removed the trojan.cachecachekit completely. IMO I would follow the instructions here http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968. Also read this http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=59099.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
HP s3240uk Pavilion Slimline
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469293 MB, Free - 374406 MB; J: Total - 381549 MB, Free - 202607 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Acacia, 1.00, MS1C79R82004688
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have found many well meaning suggestions aimed at helping others like me to resolve this annoying aspect of networking between Windows 7, Vista and XP but it seems like we are all banging our heads against a brick wall. I have tried every suggestion I can find on other forums but still my Windows 7 computer cannot access my XP Home or Vista machines. The message I see each time I try is as follows:- "\\WINXP (or \\VISTA) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions. The account is not authorised to log in from this station." You will of course appreciate that the 'administrator' is myself. I can access files and a printer on Windows 7 from the other two computers providing I place shared files in the public folder ... no problem with this.

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A:Solved: Windows 7 can see but not access files on XP Home SP3 and Vista Home Premium

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