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Will Windows 10 run on my computer?

Q: Will Windows 10 run on my computer?

I'm still using Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1. Have Intel Core i7-2600CPU @ 3.4oGHz, Ram 12 GB, 64 bit OS, driver graphics-AMD Unified 8.932.5000 Rev.A 148.OMB, will I be able to download and use Windows 10 with this computer?

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Preferred Solution: Will Windows 10 run on my computer?

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.)


I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 


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I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

A:Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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I have a Windows 8.1 computer that has a virus. I pulled the hard drive out of the Windows 8.1 computer and hooked it up to my Windows 7 computer via a data transfer kit that hooks up USB. I booted my Windows 7 computer up into safe mode and took over ownership of all the folders and files on my Windows 8.1 hard drive. After I took over ownership I copied my user folder that had 200GB of data to my Windows 7 computer to store my data temporarily while I formatted the Windows 8.1 drive to get rid of the virus. After I formatted and reloaded windows 8.1 I pulled the hard drive out of the computer and  hooked the drive back up to my Windows 7 computer. I then cut and paste all of the data back to my Windows 8.1 hard drive. The data copied correctly no problem but when I put the Drive back into the Windows 8.1 computer I cannot see any of my data that I copied from my Windows 7 computer. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Problem Backing Up Data from Windows 8.1 Computer To Windows 7 Computer

HDDs/SSDBs have identifiers which are are recognized from the motherboard it is installed with.  Before moving a hdd/ssd to another motherboard you need to remove these, to do this you generalize the operating system by using sysprep from the command prompt.  This must be done before moving the HDD/SSD.
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then press Enter.  Then use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown, then press Enter.
If you do not do this prior to moving the drive you may only receive error messages.
Are the data that you can't read encrypted?

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I am in the process of buying a new computer with Vista and my old computer is XP. I purchased a USB 2.0 Host Link Networking Bridge Cable but there are no instructions. Can you tell me what I need to know to transfer my files from one to the other? rgreg4234 (also, I have Windows XP w/service pack 3 not 1)

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Having problems with the above subject.Can't seem to get decent instructions from Microsoft.
Any help,
Please advise.

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to WIndows 7 computer

According to the instructions at the Microsoft Download Center you need to install Easy Transfer on the XP computer, it is already installed on Windows 7.
Start the Easy Transfer on the XP computer.
Type Easy Transfer in the Search programs and file box, right click on Easy Transfer in the pane above the search box and choose Run as administrator.
Once Easy transfer starts follow the instructions provided by the Wizard to select and transfer your data.
You can use the following to make the transfer:
A USB easy transfer cable.
A network connection.
Removable media, such as a flash drive or an external hdd.

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I recently bought a Windows 8 laptop that I am trying to network with my Windows Vista desktop to get access to files and use the printer. I see the Windows Vista computer on the laptop but it will only let me access it if I have the firewall turned off. If I turn the firewall back on, it won't allow me access. I am using Kapersky internet security on both machines. How can I go about accessing my desktop and keep the firewall on. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :

A:Networking Windows Vista Computer to Windows 8 Computer

How can I go about accessing my desktop and keep the firewall on.Click to expand...

Configure the firewall for the desired access. That may mean to "trust" or "allow" any devices on your LAN.

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QuickBook 2006 Data backed on USB flash drive up from oldcomputer with Windows XP. I am trying to transfer from flash drive to newcomputer with Windows 7. Get error message QBB is not a valid win 32application. How can I get the data from the old computer to the new computer?I have already installed QuickBooks on the new computer.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G860 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3982 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1799 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460142 MB, Free - 404304 MB; D: Total - 16567 MB, Free - 2052 MB;
Motherboard: Foxconn, 2ABF
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

A:Transfering Data From Computer with Windows XP to Computer with Windows 7

I am trying to transfer from flash drive to newcomputer with Windows 7. Get error message QBB is not a valid win 32application.Click to expand...

How are you trying to "transfer." The normal way is to simply copy the desired files and then eventually delete them from the USB flash driver when sure that they are no longer needed.

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currently writing a powershell script to harden Windows 7 machines. I am basing what I am scripting off the STIG at
https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_7/. Many of
the things that need to be edited are in the Administrative Templates section of the group policy object in the mmc.

Right now I am using Set-ItemProperty to edit the registry values for these policies, but I wanted to
know if there is an easier way, such as exporting a completed Administrative Template and importing it onto the new machine (as local policies is able to be done).


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Hello there,

I have an eight year old Gateway computer. It is just a regular, single home desktop. It has Windows XP Home Edition, 1.25 GB of RAM (originally had 256MB of RAM and I added two sticks of 512MB of RAM). I updated my computer to Service Pack 2 using Microsoft's Windows Update. My internet speed is about 6 - 8 MB's per second (cable).

Here is my problem: When I do not use my computer, it automatically starts to load like crazy. All I hear is the churning inside my PC's tower, but nothing comes up on the screen. After 30 seconds to 1 minute, the churning goes away. Also, when it churns, I see the hour glass next to the arrow on the screen. This happens once in a while, but it is suspicious. My computer hasn't been running like it used to, so I'm concerned if there are any viruses/trojans/malware/spyware deep inside my computer that are hiding from my numerous virus/spyware scans.

Also, when this problem started, I noticed that my Internet Explorer 7 has been scrolling up and down choppy on a lot of websites. Right now, if I scroll up and down this message body where I am typing this message, it will be sluggish. But, if I scroll Tech Support's website, it is not sluggish. Even when I highlight this text, it is sluggish to highlight. Websites like -- YouTube -- forget it. Very slow and I can't even play YouTube's HD videos as they are very choppy.

I would like to know from the experts if there is anything suspicious on my computer that shou... Read more

A:Windows XP Home -- Computer Slow At Times; Computer Randomly Loads In Idle

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three-five days this thread will be closed.

With Regards,

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Hello to everyone on bleepingcomputers.com,

First off, I would like to apologize in advance if I've posted in the wrong forum..I would also like to mention that my computer skills/knowledge are average at best..So, I apologize for making things more complicated for everyone.

I will try to describe my situation as brief and accurate as possible..I recently had my computer infected by a terrible Trojan Virus (Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic)..I had help from someone, to remove the Trojan from my computer..They guided me through certain steps like MBR Check, DDS, Rootkit Unhooker, ComboFix, OTL, etc..After guiding me through all the necessary steps, my computer was declared clean..Unfortunately after the clean, my computer wasn't performing properly..It was extremely slow/sluggish, when opening apps and connecting to the internet..I also had Windows Firewall shutting OFF, from time to time..I was then told at this point, to do a fresh install of Windows XP..Which brings me to my current problem..I've performed a fresh install twice, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why my computer feels like it's still infected..After the first fresh install of Windows XP I ran a scan with Malewarebytes Anti-Malware and it found:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 7032

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

06/07/2011 8:23:28 AM
mbam-log-2011-07-06 (08-23-28).txt

Scan type: Full scan ... Read more

A:Removed Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic from my computer and had to do a fresh install of Windows XP..However, I think my computer is...

Couple of questions to start with...

1. When you reinstalled Windows, was it clean installation, including formatting hard drive?
2. Was your computer physically connected to the net during reinstallation?
3. Did you put any backed up files back on freshly installed Windows?

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Computer has not been working good for several weeks. It keeps shutting down and giving me a blue screen of death. Some days it will happen within minutes of logging in other times it won't happen for several hours or if I am lucky a day or two.  Right now I am logged under safe mode because it has been happening so much. Would appreciate some help with this issue. Thanks!! 

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computer reset back to windows 8 lost all of my info on my computer anyway to recover

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I am trying to export my Windows Mail messages and contacts on one computer to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 on a different computer. The computer with Windows Mail is a Vista Home Premium 32bit and I want to move it to the one with Outlook 2007 which is a Vista Home Premium 64bit. I have the file exported into a .pst file but I keep getting an error code: 0x80070021 when I attempt to copy the .pst folder to an external drive in order to move the folder to the other computer. HELP~

A:Exporting Windows Mail Messages from one computer to Outlook 2007 on another computer

Hi vbgirlati,
I'm not quite sure if this will help; but you should take a look at it anyway. How to migrate to Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista | Windows Vista for Beginners
I just went through a similar situation, although not the same as yours.
Best of luck,

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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First off, my computer recently had its motherboard/video card replaced. It is a dell xps l501x. The issues with the colored lines began before the mother board was replaced. Thus, I do not believe a faulty motherboard is the problem.

These lines are thin and occur on the top centimeter of the screen. They are made up of many colors and sort of look like squiggles going horizontally across the page.

Also my computer will not sleep properly. When the computer is put to sleep the screen will go black, but the fan will continue to run and led backlit keyboard will remain on. They begin immediately after the dell logo comes on. I also get 5 bluegreen dots appear in the top left hand corner of the screen.

The lines do not always appear, its is sort of hit or miss with my computer.

I have performed a system restore and and wiped the hard drive. This did not remedy either of the situations.

I am not sure how to proceed as it cannot be the motherboard or hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

A:Computer gets colored lines on top of screen computer will not boot windows 7

Your screen connector cable might be loose on the end that is connected to the screen. Try moving the laptop while it is running or move the screen to see if it worsens or gets better to confirm.

Also update all System Drivers mainly graphics drivers by going to Dell.com Support>Drivers look for the model number Version of Windows including 64bit or 32 bit download the drivers and install.
If Windows does not boot try booting in "Safe Mode" by tapping the F8 button as soon as you press the power button. Select "Safe Mode" in the options screen.

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Can some one tell me how to give a specific computer in our small network 100% full access to my Windows 7 computer?  We have a windows NT based CNC machine(I'll call that the CNC) that is having a hard time communicating with my Windows 7 computer(I'll
call that the PC).  When I had windows XP I easily found a spot to enter the IP address of the CNC and that seemed to do the trick but, in windows 7 there is about 8 zillion different options and I am not sure where to achieve what I am trying to achieve. 
The folder the CNC needs to see, on the PC, is already shared.  The CNC can access the shared folder but it forgets that it is available every time it is shutdown.  The NT machine essentially sees it as a mapped drive.  Every morning I have
to retell it where the drive is. 

A:How do I give a specific computer FULL access to a Windows 7 computer?

grmichmush wrote:

Well, prior to trying to somehow boot to windows on the CNC, I went
up into to rafters and restarted the router again.  This AM it
connected just fine.  Will be a few days before I know if it stuck. 
If that does not continue to work,  does NT have a config.sys that I
can put that script in?

That script you put into the
"%systemroot%\system32\repl\import\scripts" directory  (where
%systemroot% is probably "C:\WINNT"). Then you enter the name of the
script e.g. "Win7logon.cmd" into the script property of the user
running your applications on the NT CNC machine ( on the profile tab of
the user properties page [via the user management or computer
management mmc snapins]). Both things you can do remotely from the Win7
PC, if the NT machine's systemdrive is shared and the RPC service is
running on the NT machine.

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I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A:Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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I've just changed from Outlook 2003 on my old (XP) machine,to Window Live on my new (Win7) computer.I'm struggling to import the saved e-mails and calendar. The .CSV file method worked for the contacts folder, but not for any thing else. I  do have the  .pst  Outlook back-up file on the new computer, but Live Mail Doesn't want to know!
So-how do I do it?
The Windows Communiy seems not to know either!
And before anybody asks-I've got Thunderbird installed,but it doesn't agree with Virgin e-mail.

A:Outlook 2003(old computer) to Windows Live Mail( new computer)

Looks like nobody's got any ideas! I've downloaded the free trial of Office 2013, and this has picked up the .pst back up file, and shows the e-mails etc.But-even if Micros**t say it is possible I have yet to find a way to get the files into Windows Live.
Conspiracy theory says it's a plot to make us all buy Office!!!

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?


A:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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I know this description may not help much, but I cannot get windows update to run on the computer and it's running very slow. Microsoft security essentials and Malwarebytes don't detect anything currently, and both have been updated. Thanks in advance for the help. DDS and GMER logs attached.


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Maryville at 7:52:22 on 2012-05-28
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.478.59 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\Core\smax4pnp.exe
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A:Computer Infected? Cannot run windows update and computer SLOW!!!

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer! I am Elle and I will be helping you out with your problem. Firstly, you should know that we are working with specific tools which are used to identify the possible threats present on your system so I will analyze the results they produce. As a start we need to have some more up-to-date logs than the ones you have already provided. The current state of the files on your system might have changed so we need to get a clear look on that aspect. DO NOT bring any changes to the system except the ones I tell you to as that may produce more damage than helping us. If you will encounter a delay of over 2 days from me, please don't hesitate and private message me (link in the signature). Do not forget to check your topic periodically and subscribe to it so that you can receive notifications regarding my replies.Please generate another DDS log (download it from here if you haven't already) and post it in your next reply along with other changes that may have occured since you last posted.Also download and run GMER from this link: GMER download link.Thank you very much for your patience. Regards,Elle

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I am using DELL AIO 926 Printer. When running 2 XP computers I was able to share the printer. Now, I have to unplug the USB and put it in the computer I am printing from. How can I get it to work wihtout changing the usb locations.

A:Solved: sharing printer using windows 7 computer and XP computer

Go through the following steps

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I implement Point of Sale systems. Currently our POS network may have a mix of Windows platforms, mostly 7 Pro and 8.1. Windows updates need to be installed, but we handle this process manually, with the setting "download updates but let me choose
when to install them". I'm looking for a way that our clients can sit down periodically on the main computer and install updates (during non-business hours), and also push them out to the other computers in the workgroup (which may be on a different OS).
Is this possible?

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I've got a total of six computers on my network - 2 running Windows 7 and 4 running XP. With the exception of one computer, all of the machines see each other on the network and can share files. One XP machine does not see the shared folders of my new Win 7 machine but does list it as a "workgroup" computer. When I try to access the computer itself I am prompted for a password. Passwords are turned off on the Win 7 machine and none of the other computers on the network get prompted for passwords to access this computer. I assumed that it was due to the setting on the Win 7 machine but they are all set for sharing with everyone on the network. Passwords are off. Firewall is off as well. The network name is consistent across all the machines. I've been unable to find any information on why just one computer on the network would be prompted for a password to access another computer on the netwoek. Any help would be great.

A:One XP computer on network cannot access Windows 7 computer

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Option 1 - Verify that the password protected sharing is off from your new Windows 7 computer.
Disable Password Protected Sharing — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

Option 2 - Turn off the new Windows 7 computer, turn off the XP computer. Turn back on the new Windows 7 computer, wait until it's completely up and running then turn on the XP computer.

Please post an update.

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I bought and installed windows 7 on my laptop and it was activated.. The laptop broke when I dropped it (hardware failure) and I'm wondering if I can use the same windows 7 license on my other laptop?

A:Computer Broke - Windows 7 license on other computer?..

That would depend on which version that you have...upgrade, student, OEM, NFR or retail.

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A few months ago my husband started having issues with his computer, it started with the screen not coming on, he would turn the computer on but it wouldn't give a signal to the screen, mouse or keyboard and he would have to force restart numerous times in order to get it to come on.  Then he got a blue screen of death at one point, which escalated to the computer randomly shutting off(if I remember correctly he was usually playing minecraft when it shut off). After a while windows would no longer load, and he would get a screen with options for system restore, check for memory issues etc(can't remember the other options, but there were a few). He had tried to do a system restore but he wouldn't work, at that point he gave up. The other day(Wednesday) we lost power for a few hours and when the power came back on his computer started and I was able to successfully do a system restore back to 8/10(which was probably right before the computer stopped working. It was working fine until last night, it started shutting itself off again and when I try to do a system restore I get an error, which I will attach a pic of. I was able to get the computer started in safemode, but it still gave me the system restore error after it loaded. I have no idea if this is an issues with windows being corrupted, or if it's an issue with something else with his computer, or maybe a virus issue, so please move the topic if you feel it's not a windows issue. I just figured with the restore issue,... Read more

A:Computer won't stay on, not sure if windows issue or computer

You can always do things to fix it, and some people might reply and tell you what things you can do, but I would just back up my files and reinstall windows fresh, formatting the drive in the process (which will destroy all your old files).

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I'm new to Windows 7.

I'm attempting to access an XP computer from a newly-set-up Windows 7 computer. I use the same user name and password on all six of my systems. I get a dialog box that asks me for the user name and password to access the XP computer. I enter the user name and password and click OK. I then get another screen that says enter network password. I enter the network password (which is different from the previous password) and it says "logon failure".

What am I doing wrong?

A:Solved: Cannot access XP computer from Windows 7 computer.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)

Note: You can check the services in Con... Read more

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In my office I am using windows 7 professional VLK from 7 years .. now i decided, i should scrap my old cpu and buy a new one. so i want to remove my windows 7 pro. license from my old computer. my VMAT showing i have 23 remaining activision count. 
if i format a new computer and install that license key it will use that remaining count. that i dont want . how i remove that windows 7 VLS license from my old computer and reuse it ?

if i remove license from old computer will it increase my vmat activision count ??

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I have several Windows XP 64bit professional computers that have been sharing fine with a Windows 7 computer. I use the same user name and password for all the computers. But recently a couple of them have the problem that when I try to access their discs from the Windows 7 machine the dialogue box comes up saying Enter Network Password. I put in the same password for the "Name of windows7 computer"\Username I always have and it just comes back with the same dialogue box. When I try to access the problem XP 64bit computer's drive from another XP 64bit computer there is no problem.I've also tried putting in the same Username and password into the "Use another account" box and no difference. I on the XP 64bit computer under sharing I have Everyone given Full Control, read and write all ticked. I also have the single user name with all these permissions ticked. Please could you give some advice.

A:Windows XP computer won't share with Windows 7 computer

Also from the all the XP 64bit machines I can access the c drive of the Windows 7 computer even from the ones where I can't access their C drives from the Windows 7 machine.

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A:Computer says it cannot upgrade my computer to windows 8

With THAT much info I have no idea what's going on

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I just wanted to know about how to reload my computer because i forgot the password and user name. I also wanted to know , my adobe reader want work it keep saying it ecountered a problem and it must shut down sorry for inconvenience. send report to microsoft. I need it to pull up important pdf files to read.

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Help!  Somehow my computer running W8 for the last 4 weeks now thinks it's a Windows To Go machine.  I have no clue what I did to cause this but I would like to know how to put it back to normal. 


A:My computer thinks it's a Windows To Go computer but it's not...

MS created a KB article about the issue:
In Windows 8 multiple operations fail if non-WTG installs are configured as Windows To Go installation
https://support.microsoft.com/kb/2778881/en-us"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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I don't know if I've posted this in the correct section, sorry.
I was wondering if it's possible to take windows 7 from my first computer and install it to my new one that has windows 8 on it (windows 8 has problems with its wifi where windows 7 worked perfectly).
If this is possible could somebody teach me how to do it.

A:Take Windows 7 from Computer 1 and install to Computer 2

Do you have Windows 7 installation disks ?

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I transfer a hard drive from a faster computer to a slower computer and the Windows Operating System cannot be loaded fully to operate ( ie it load only some files and stop). Can any one help me?

A:computer can't load windows O S of another computer

Hi and welcome to TSF.
Unfortunately, Windows installations are specific to the system it was set up on. You will need to reinstall Windows on the slower machine I'm afraid.

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Will this work if I install it on the XP now and then run it to move files over to 7 later? I am asking because I have the XP on my netbook at my place and the files are to go on my mom's Win7 which is at her place.Edit: Split from: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/511628/windows-easy-transfer-from-windows-xp-computer-to-windows-7-computer/. ~ Animal

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to Windows 7

Can you please elaborate on what sort of files you want to transfer? A cloud service such as Box or Dropbox might be a better solution.

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I bought a Dell XPS 8900 about a year ago and have had 0 issues with the setup. Tonight, the SupportAssist Dell App popped up saying my system needed critical system updates. Listed was a BIOS update (don't recall the version number). I let it install and update the BIOS but now my computer goes from the black and white DELL logo screen to a support assist white screen that appears because I have removed a fan in order to install a Radeon Fury X. I usually have to hit escape from that screen to load windows but instead the boot process starts all over again and I go back to the black and white DELL logo screen and the process stays in this endless loop. I have loaded the BIOS options and it says 2.1.10 as the BIOS version. I have tried to both use BIOS restore and Downgrade BIOS but nothing works and my system refuses to boot Windows. Is there an older BIOS version I can manually flash to correct this issue? I have had no issues with anything prior to updating the BIOS so can only assume that is the culprit. Perhaps an incorrect or corrupt BIOS upgrade? I let the computer do its thing and had no power outage, <profanity> thing just refuses to boot Windows. I cannot even get safe mode to come up (if I am using the proper keyboard command that is).

A:Dell XPS 8900 Windows 7 and latest BIOS Update Computer Does Not Boot Windows

Did you try resetting BIOS by removing the motherboard battery and pressing/holding the power button for ~30 sec before reinstalling the battery?

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I have a Dell Inspiron laptop (c. 2009) that had Windows 7 Home Premium on it. A couple months ago, I did the free upgrade to Windows 10 after continually getting prompted by Windows. Big surprise, my computer is not compatible, and therefore I can't see
anything on the monitor without plugging it into the TV via a HDMI cable, the "Start" button at the bottom left corner doesn't work, etc. It would also not let me go back to Windows 7 within the 30 days period. The laptop works perfectly fine minus
Windows 10 have screwed it up.

After talking to Dell support, they said Windows 7 needed to be reinstalled via a DVD. My friend had an original, unopened Dell reinstallation DVD with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. When I try to do the reinstall, I choose "look for updates,"
and when it is in the "Setup is copying temporary files" first part of the install, the Unexpected error message with error code 0X6 telling to restart install pops up. I have tried multiple times, and I continually get the same error message.

Please help!

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I've seen topics that dance all around this, but never exactly match my scenario.  I have Win 7 computers on a domain that have been accessing older network shares since they were set up 2-4 years ago.  In the last few weeks, one very critical PC
cannot access an older (Server 2003) share over the network, though other Win 7 computers can.  I worked on it this issue for 3 weeks, including reading and trying everything in every post that resembles this problem.  None of it worked.  I
bought a brand new Win 7 64 bit PC and set it up 1.5 weeks ago.  It accessed the older shares with no problems.  After being on vacation a few days I booted up the PC to continue the deployment and it starting finishing up Windows updates installation.
 After that was done I could NOT ACCESS THE OLDER SHARES!

It is obviously an update causing this and it has done it on a brand new computer which worked last week and did not work after Windows Updates were installed.  SO, here's MY question:  Does anyone at Microsoft or elsewhere have a clue as to which
update would have caused this?  The updates were downloaded on 7/1/16 and finished installing today (7/13/16) after being shut down for a week.

This is crazy!  Please help!

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The Maintenance Centre of  Windows 7 gives messages that say Windows Security Centre is dissabled and should be enabled again.  When I try to enable it again, it shows the message : " The Windows Security Centre cannot be enabled."  The  computer has generally been slow the past couple days.  I ran MaxSpywaredetector, this showed a Trojan, but I was unable to remove any threats.  Running Malwarebytes showed no Trojans.  Could you please help me fix this problem?
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16521  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.51.2
Run by Deblauwe at 14:09:46 on 2014-04-11
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.32.1043.18.1978.825 [GMT 2:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {641105E6-77ED-3F35-A304-765193BCB75F}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {DF70E402-51D7-30BB-99B4-4D23E83BFDE2}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
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A:Unable to enable Windows Security Centre (Windows 7) and computer runs slow

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I try to start windows firewall and i get this error message.

A:Windows could not start windows firewall on local computer error code 5

Merged topics.  Title was: Sound, Audio Ads Running on Desktop ~ OB I get random virus audio ads running on my laptop. How do i get rid of them?

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Ok I had to put windows 2000 on my moms PC, which is part of a network, and now EVERY computer on the Network sees an "Internet Gateway". WHY???? The only computer that can see shared files is my moms with the windows 2000. theres 3 more computers all running windows xp. how do i fix this? File sharing is now available, but I myself believe the internet is being slowed down. THe Internet gateway that windows XP is picking up is reading 8.0 mbps. My connection has gotten as high as like almost 2, but it should not read that.

A:Solved: No more windows file sharing after windows 2000 computer networked!?


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Hi everyone! I am having a problem with Windows Explorer that upon opening the Computer window or the Control Panel, the screen is blank with 4 icons (Favorites, Libraries, Homegroup, and Computer) in the left pane.

Windows gave me a notice about MS SkyDrive was causing a problem, but uninstalling it was of no help. Any suggestions?

PS: Maybe I should remove DreamScene?
UPDATE: DreamScene removed with no change.

A:Windows Explorer - Control Panel and Computer windows empty on opening

Note the green in the Address bar at the top. Wait for it to complete (goes all the way to the right) then you should see content in the right window.

This happens to me some times as well but I have no idea why.

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I AM ON SOCIAL SECURITY AND PAID OUT OVER $200 FOR A RECONDITIONED WINDOWS 7(l IKE i had before it crashed) . I don't want Windows 10 just leave my Windows 7 alone  somehow it started a WINDOWS 10 DOWNLOAD NO NO NO I DON'T WANT IT! TAKE IT AWAY PLEASE.

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