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Confirmed: Windows Branch Set to rs1_branch.

Q: Confirmed: Windows Branch Set to rs1_branch.

It has been confirmed by Gabe that the rs1_branch is definitely the Redstone update, however this is only available to a small portion of people at the moment. I must be the luckiest person among the few to receive this update.

Well what would I expect I have been a loyal Microsoft customer for years now

I am no longer on th2 as of 29/11/2015, but still on 10586

Preferred Solution: Confirmed: Windows Branch Set to rs1_branch.

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

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

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

A: Confirmed: Windows Branch Set to rs1_branch.

So if I press the Check for Updates now probably a 50/50 chance it will pop up?

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I went to customize the start menu and checked the "Show as a menu" option under Computer. So now when I go to start menu> Computer, a menu pops up showing my drives, etc. My question is how can I make it branch out all of my folders and not only My Computer? Thank you

A:How to make Windows Explorer branch out in Start menu?

Have a look at ANN: Classic Shell 2.9.3 is out - Now with Search!

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Hi All,
I used this forum quite a bit for the past few days, so I made a commitment to share my experience if my upgrade worked out. Here is what I can tell you:

 The upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for the Dell XPS ONE 2710 (mid-2012) computer worked without a flaw.

Here are the details:
1. I have a Dell XPS ONE 2710. I purchased it with Windows 7 and even had the TV Tuner card installed back in early 2012.
2. Today I installed Windows 10 over Windows 7. No issues reported (so far). I used a stop watch to time everything.
3. Here is the process:
4. First downloaded the Media Creation file from Microsoft
5. Ran it, it took about 10-15 minutes to download the files, etc
6. When it came it installing windows 10 screen it took 8 minutes
7. Then it goes to a black screen which says Upgrading Windows. It took a grand total of 48 minutes to finish this and it did 3 reboots by iteself.
8. This part had 3 phases (copying files, install features, configure settings). The last part took 10 minutes, the other 2 parts took 38 minutes. Therefore total time to install and configure was 48 minutes as per step 7.
9. Then it went to a pink screen with the sign-in. I was worried my video drivers were hosed, but that was just windows being fancy. This part took 3 minutes and it includes setting up your apps., Then you will get the cobalt blue screen which indicates you are in.
10. As a prerequisite to all of this I did go to Dell.com and download many updates include the NVIDIA driv... Read more

A:Confirmed Windows 10 works with Dell XPS ONE 2710

If some users are experiencing a successful Windows 10 upgrade on the XPS 2710, why can't you test it and advise what may not work properly? 

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Through our sources close to Microsoft, we can now confirm that the Windows 7 RTM build that will be chosen over the next few days will be officially announced on July 13th, 2009, the same day as the WPC09 (Worldwide Partner Conference) will take place in New Orleans.
As I just mentioned, Microsoft is still in the process of testing and choosing from the RTM candidate builds as they need to ensure that all show-stopper bugs present in the OS have been eradicated to ensure as much of a smooth, bug-free release as possible. TechNet, MSDN, and other partner connections will be getting their hands on the RTM build shortly after, if not on the same day.
Ever since many got to experience Windows 7 with many of it?s new features and performance improvements particularly with 6801 and Rafael?s Blue Badge tool, most fell in love with the OS. Stay tuned for our in-depth Inside Windows 7 series, which will highlight and discuss many of 7?s improvements over Vista, along with our RTM build review complete with benchmarks once the build surfaces on TechNet.

A:CONFIRMED: Windows 7 RTM To Be Announced July 13th

old news...

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Hello all,

I read recently that upon release, windows 7 will have multi-monitor taskbar support, which I'm very excited about. Is anyone able to confirm this, as it seems that they were already shipping win7 when this news emerged.

If I can pin programs to one monitor or the other, and have 2 "show desktop" buttons, then I'll be a very happy man.


Microsoft talks multimonitor taskbar support in Windows 7 - Ars Technica

Windows 7 Tasksbar Multi-Monitor Support - KezNews.com

A:Windows 7 Multi-Monitor Taskbar - Confirmed?

It never happened

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This is basically the same with Vista, as posted in the Vista section."Can I use a Windows 7 Upgrade version to perform a clean install of the OS?"This is becoming particularly antsy for people because they want to take advantage of the time-limited Windows 7 presale, which starts tomorrow.So, what the heck, I asked.The answer, I'm told, is ... Yes. You can perform a clean install of Windows 7 with the Upgrade media, as you could with Windows Vista.http://community.winsupersite.com/blogs/pa...4-upgrades.aspx

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Is there a tutorial, guide or sticky for Windows 10 that I can follow to rule out any possibility of any malware? Thanks!Edit: Moved topic from Windows 10 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:No confirmed malware but strong possibility of it on my Windows 10 system

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 (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll down.Double-click ... Read more

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Confirmed: Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2) to Launch in April

The Windows 10 Creators Update is still in the works at this moment, and there are rumors indicating that Microsoft is aiming for an April release if testing and bug fixing go according to the plan.
And while Microsoft remains completely tight-lipped on its Creators Update timing plans, Dell, which is currently one of the most important partners of the Redmond-based software giant, revealed that launching the new OS update in April is indeed what the firm is aiming for.

Any other details are not yet known, but if Windows 10 Creators Update, internally called Redstone 2, launches in April, there?s a good chance it?ll be labeled version 1704 in order to correspond with Microsoft numbering strategy that aligns versions with release dates.

Previously, it was believed that the Creators Update would launch in March, with some people saying it could be finalized as version 1703, but now it looks like the company pushed the release back for one month and it?s aiming for April to introduce the new OS.

New hardware coming alongside Redstone 2?
What?s also interesting to note is that Microsoft could use the April unveiling to present its latest hardware as well, with some sources pointing out that Redmond could take the wraps off the next-generation Surface Pro and Surface Book models alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update.

The Surface Pro 5 and the Surface Book 2 are both expected to see daylight in ... Read more

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Confirmed by Mr. Sinofsky himself, there will be no native BluRay support in Windows 7. However, BluRay Drive makers and OEMs will be able to extend Windows Media Center to support playback. What will be supported in Windows 7 though, is the burning of BRD discs.

Here?s the email that was forwarded to me from our loyal reader Theodore. I did make a WHOIS check to make sure that it was Sinofsky himself. Location was indeed from: United States Redmond Microsoft Corp.

Original Email with Sinofsky at the source

A:Confirmed: Windows 7 will NOT have built-in support for Bluray playback -only burning

I assumed they would treat it like DVD codecs and bundle them with players.

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Hi, I was on another forum here at BC, I pasted all my logs and he said I have a rootkit infection...Topic referenced is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/266522/windows-enterprise-defender-messed-up-my-os-cant-find-task-manager-etc/ ~ OB I have already done the DDS scan...but I did it two days ago and have fiddled with my computer a little since...with no luck... So I will paste the report from 10/23 and do another right now. Here is my original forum post explaining my situation:I stupidly downloaded windows enterprise defender....AVG wasn't working, so I removed it.I downloaded Spybot, it got rid of some, and I removed it.I downloaded malwarebytes anti-malware and it got rid of some. It's still on my desktop.I downloaded Norton Internet Security (have a subscription) it got rid of some stuff. it's still on.I tried to download Spyware doctor and it won't run.I've tried to follow a lot of different directions for locating files, dlls, registries...etc. and removing them.So, what is still wrong with my computer is:I can't bring up the task manager, cont-alt-delete doesn't work, nor does cont-shift escp, nor does choosing it from the taskbar on the desk top. I can get to regedit from the run box but the task mgr is not there. (I have since located, copied and renamed a file and opened my task manager, but nothing seems to be amiss there.) it still won't open from the task barAnd it won't let me run AVG (which is currently not installed) nor the spyware doctor.A... Read more

A:rootkit infection confirmed on other log help remove windows enterprise defender remenants

Hello,We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up.My name is Syler and I will be helping you to solve your Malware issues. If you have since resolved your issues I would appreciate if youwould let me no so I can close this topic, if you still need help please let me no what issues you are still having, in your next reply.Download random's system information tool (RSIT) by random/random from here and save it to your desktop.Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT.Click Continue at the disclaimer screen.Once it has finished, two logs will open. Please post the contents of both log.txt (<<will be maximized) and info.txt (<<will be minimized)Then please post back here with the following: log.txt info.txtThanks

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ZDNet blog article here.

Paul Murphy (pseudonym) continues his discussion about development languages, and asks a potentially embarrassing question: has the whole object orientation business been both a functional and a conceptual failure?

After reading his article, what do you think? {Agree, Disagree, Other Point-Of-View}

-- Tom

A:Is OOP a branch to nowhere?

I dissagree in some part.

To say OOP as a whole is a failure i tihnk would be over generalising things. In some respects there has been no visible use for it. But in terms of some software devlopment it has been a vast improvement.

For example since switching all of my PHP web applications to a OOP scheme has enabled me to create moremodular designs capable of greater flexibility and scalability. Also i have noticed significant speed and efficiency increases over traditional code schemes.

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ive heard that there is going to be a new company working on a OS thats supposed to be a lot better than windows and because windows linux and mac os are really the only three majot os i wonder how its going to impact the os industry.

A:A new Branch of OS

it has a wierd code name, like all other os in development but i cant remember where i saw it, but then again i saw it on the web so for all i know its a big joke, but that would be intresting if its not.

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looking for replacement screen for my (HP Pavilion x360 Convertible) laptop?

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Hi guys

I have dragon branch installed on my computer. i dont know how it got installed in the first place. i uninstalled it but now it keeps on popping up. Does anyone know what to do about it. ??


A:How to remove dragon branch

Suggest you download and run Malwarebytes Free, not the trial version
Malwarebytes | Antivirus, Anti-Spyware, & Anti-Malware Software

Also see this for further assistance:
Remove Dragon Branch Ads (Adware Removal Help) | Tips to Remove Malware

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I want to get some help from this forum. In my company we are using Fortigate Firewall Device that supports SSL VPN capacity. We have an Oracle Application installed on an Application Server. There is an inbuilt DHCP Server in the fortigate firewall device that supports upto 25 Users worldwide. hence when the overseas users connect to the VPN, they are automatically in a single network and are able to use the Oracle Application.

Now we are grown to more than 7 Locations overseas and average of upto 10 users in each location.
We are now confused to choose options in changing the Infrastructure of our company.

Please tell us what is the standard that is followed in Enterprises that have overseas branches.

The one it comes in my mind is IPSec VPN Connectivity. please help me in this problem.

Thank You


Syed Mohammed Sirajuddin

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I want to connect my main office with 5 branch offices, all branches have windows 2000 or 2003 server, wich would be the best way (and economic) to do this...

-Via Sofware (ISA Server or Windows) or
-Via Hardware ($$$)

What would be the mains problems of doing it via software???

A:Connect Branch Office Via VPN

The way I do it for a chain of doctors offices is through linksys VPN routers. Yes there are better ways, but we run a practice management software on a unix server using an emulation software so we don't send and recieve a lot of data. But the linksys VPN routers also use netbios so the machine son the other end are in your network neighborhood. It just depends on what you need to do over that VPN connection. Oh, and you need a static WAN IP address from your ISP at the main location.

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Hi all,

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which uses HD Graphics 4400. I'm running Windows 10 64-bit. I noticed the drivers in the Windows Update channel are dated newer than what is on Intel's site and the version on my system is The version on Intel's site for the 4th Gen is and some older versions on my system are

What's the deal with these version numbers? More importantly, which ones do I use?

I'm also trying to troubleshoot some glitchy picture out of my system at 3840x2160/30Hz (4K UHD). Doesn't seem to be bad HDMI cables. Anyone else have issues?

A:Intel Drivers - Which branch?

I have the same
I'm leaving it as is. most updates don't really add anything other than newer graphic cards and its running great

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I have been trying to confirm whether Win10 support BOPD printing in the same way as Win8.1 did and described here;


All the references I can find talk about win8 and 8.1 and none mention Win10.

If Win10 doesn't support this does anyone know of a utility that can replicate this feature? I have lots of small offices on thin WANs that will need to print and I would like to get rid of local print servers when we move to Office 365.


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First thing, I know next to nothing about computers.
We have a problem with our monitor switching off after start-up. The only way we can turn on the computer is by disabling the video card (Radeon x1300 pro).

Last thing that we did before the computer stopped working was to load suggested Windows Updates.
"Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool - August 2009 (KB890830)
Update for Windows Mail Junk E-mail Filter [August 2009] (KB905866)
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB973540)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB972691)
Security Update for Windows Vista (KB973507, KB971657, KB971557, KB956744)"

We have tried updating the Radeon Video card which is now updated.
We tried re-installing the Viewsonic monitor wizard cd and it said that we had to manually install a component (display optimization files)for Vista but then it wouldn't complete the installation. The viewsonic file in program files is there but empty.

Now I've found that the Monitor device in Device Manager is gone so I can't try to enable or change anything to do with monitors.

A:No monitor branch in device manager

I have no access to another monitor to see if the problem is with the monitor itself.

Just wondering if I should spend the $200 on a new monitor or getting the computer fixed by tech guys?

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Hello all, and thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

Seems like a simple enough question, but not one I'm easily finding an answer to - either here or in Google. If I'm the 4,376,124th user to ask this question, then please be done with me and point me at the right link. I'd appreciate it.

I'm doing a clean install of Windows 7 and, at some point, plan to branch off from Administrator and create a Standard User account which I will use thereafter. Many people seem to believe this is the safest way to run - though in the past I've always just done the simple thing and run as Admin all the time. If you think this is a bad idea, point me to a link or tell me why. I'd really appreciate it.

Otherwise, my question is this: When do I create and make the switch over to the new Standard (non-Admin) account? Right after I've install W7 and all the drivers and all the updates, OR later after I've installed Office, Photoshop, and all my various utilities? Not having done this before, it's unclear to me whether everything I install with just the Admin account will be visible with the Standard User account. It'd be nice to make the switch AFTER I've installed essentially everything I plan to use so that all the software would be accessible to both Admin and Standard user. Does that make sense?

You'd think Microsoft would have a simple discussion about this on their website since they really push not running all the time as admin. Perhaps I'm just not finding it, though I thin... Read more

A:On a new install, When do I branch off to Standard User?

The standard user account will constantly be badgering you for the admin password to install apps and do various things.

I would at least suggest creating a second user account with admin privileges, this way if there is a problem, you can always return to the clean main admin account to troubleshoot and attempt resolution.

If you are the only person using the machine and plan on installing an antivirus application I really don't see the harm in using a user account with admin privs, I would not use the primary admin account though.

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(I hope to be in right section, this time ^^)

* Fast ring = Insider with latest updates.
* Slow ring = Insider newer than CB.
* Current Branch (CB) = Standard win10 updates. By default on 1703 (Creator Update)
* Current Branch for Business (CBB) = By default on 1607 (Anniversary Update)
* Long-Term Servicing Branch (LTSB) = 1607 or 1507 (Anniversary or RTM)

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Trying to create a sheet whereby I can direct traffic or run macros from 2 different cells (not at the same time) see file.

So if 1 is entered into cell C5 then it runs macro a, if it is 2 it runs macro b etc etc

So if "fred" is entered into cell e5 then it runs macro barks, if it is "son" it runs macro "zoo" etc etc

Would like to be able to do this on more that 2 cells if possible.

A:double case or if statement branch

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I have one office with a 2K3 small business server, 9 nodes and getting broadband
via router with built in firewall.

Another branch office is opening soon, that will have a 8 more nodes (computer) and
again this office will have its own ADSL connection via a router.
I want to have it so, users in the new office van VPN on to the 2K3 small business server and operate as if they were sitting in the main office.

What is the best setup/good piece of kit to use for this purpose?

I take it I will need a VPN router and some VPN client software on the PCs?

Can anyone recommend me some products?
Thanks for any help and assistance.

PS:- I am quite new to VPN, but know about OWA and OWW

A:VPN Link between Main and Branch Office > HELP

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Firefox 3.5 was updated to preview status yesterday (version 3.5b99) ahead of the planned release of the release candidate.

release notes (Mozilla Firefox 3.5 Preview) are rather bare atm but likely to be updated.

Download: ftp.osuosl.org :: Oregon State University Open Source Lab

A:Firefox 3.5 branch updated June 8th.

I'm running 3.5 Beta 4 and it's been solid.

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I have run AVG, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Adaware, Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, Ccleaner and Cloud System Booster. A few of these found files in C:\Users\Derrick\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage called https_dragonbranch-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage-journal and https_dragonbranch-a.akamaihd.net_0.localstorage. Both files have been deleted but they just came back. It came with a 'free' facebook video downloader a few days ago.
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-05-2015 01
Ran by Derrick (administrator) on DERRICK-HP on 28-05-2015 13:13:53
Running from C:\Users\Derrick\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Derrick (Available Profiles: Derrick)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe
(IDT, Inc.) C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\stacsv64.exe
(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe
(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\wlanext.exe
(Adobe Systems Incorporated) C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\E... Read more

A:Unable to Remove Dragon Branch Ads

I should also mention that it's not in my add/remove programs list or chrome extensions. Tried all the 'guides' I could find, none worked. They all seem to recommend Spyhunter 4, which is suspicious to me.

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Hey I am helping a family member setup a network and need help.

the setup is as follows

Store "A"
Store "B"
"Main office"

He wants to let Store A & B use the main sale software which is located in the Main Office. How can we do this, should I just setup a VPN for both stores so that they can login to the main office or would I need a back-end server. Thanks

A:Setting up branch office need professional ITs

And they are in the same building or contiguous?

I would to with the VPN... unless there are a lot of computers, meaning more than 8

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Hey guys

Our company has a few branches located in the Midwest. One of the branches has a bad connection through the local ISP and they seem to lose it a lot.

They were considering getting a cable back up connection because right now they use a telephone based DSL.

I was wondering what kind of equipment do I need to make a VPN tunnel, that way I dont need to VPN each individual computer. If someone is a PRO in VPN please do let me know what is all required ie router, switch etc to have like a VPN box to avoid VPNing individual computers and the VPN will run over the cable internet backup.

A:Solved: VPN Equipment for Branch Loaction

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Hi all

I have a branch office that uses a low grade home router vpn link to connect to our main office this causes very slow response time when users are connecting to mapped drives.

Im thinking of going the rodc route further down the road when we go to server 2008 to improve log on times, but a rodc to my understanding does not have anything to do with the mapped drives as its not a full copy of the main office DC.

For now id like to speed up the access times to the mapped drives for the branch office users, Im musing over having them stored locally on a pc hooked onto their network and then somehow have the changes mirrored to the main office.

Anyone got an idea?

Thanks for reading

A:Branch office slow link

What are the specifics of your branch office's internet connection? What is slow for the users with mapped drives? Is it mounting the network share and/or the actual file transfers? What router are we talking about?

I hope you're aware that many low grade VPN routers suffer drastic performance issues when they have to do any type of encrypted traffic. You can have a VPN router perform at say around 20 to 30 Mbps of routed throughput but only do about 1 to 2 Mbps when moving data across a VPN tunnel. Also, you may have to manually adjust your MTU settings on both ends of the VPN tunnel to account for fragmentation and overhead of the VPN tunnel.

Depending on the speed of your remote branch Internet connection, it may be worth the expense to upgrade the router to see if this helps. It'll be cheaper than the other alternative which is to implement a WAN acceleration product.

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The backstory is... I clicked on a close pop-up X on B&H Photo's website and Chrome was quickly covered in ads. I had Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 on my pc but it didn't detect anything before then. I tried system restore to the day before but it didn't solve the issue. After upgrading to KIS 2016 it found Dragon Branch and treated it. After a reboot it was back.

So I went into safe mode, disconnected from the internet and uninstalled it (it looked like it was installed with another program back in April), reset my browsers to their defaults, deleted temp internet files and emptied the recycling bin. I thought it was gone for a while, but then I noticed that files were missing from at least one of my internal hard drives. The files would be gone in a folder, but sub-folders remained (but were empty). For other files, I could see them but they won't open. While others were unaffected.

I saw on one of the forum pages to rebuild the search index. I started that but after 12 hrs, it was still less than 1/3 the way through (I have a lot of photo files). So I paused that and ran Malwarebytes - it found DragonBranch.A, OpenCandy and AceWebExtension.A. It treated them and after a reboot, rerunning Malwarebytes didn't find anything.

I then ran sfc /scannow - it found corrupt files but couldn't repair them all. So I ran it two more times (the post suggested that it may take 3 or more runs). At this point, I went to see if the files were back, but the hard drive ... Read more

A:1st files gone, now the drive - cleared Dragon Branch & ran sfc

Hi all,
Looks like they were two separate events happening at the same time. I starting going down that line of thought thinking the hard drive simply failed. But on some reboots I get an error message that no keyboard is found, even with a usb keyboard. I read in a different post that that is a sign that the motherboard is failing. When I plug the usb keyboard into a usb slot on a pci card, there is no error.
I had tried reboots before and it made no difference with the current issue. Then, when I thought I was taking out the defective drive just now, I took out the boot drive instead. A reboot quickly pointed that out. When I put it back in, the missing drive was back!
So, I'm now thinking its a motherboard issue. I'm copying the files across to another drive, as I type, in case it is the drive and I got a lucky window of access. Its probably time to build a new PC.

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Hi All

Using Windows XP Home and having installed SP2 a few weeks ago, this problem has appeared during the last few days : the branch indicators on the Favorites menu in IE disappear.

MS Help and Support suggests this may happen when using a colour scheme that uses extra large fonts. But I don't -- I use the Windows Classic Scehme with normal fonts. Have also tried it out with the Windows Standard Scheme without any luck.

The branch indicators just appear and disappear.

Any help appreciated.

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Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic

You ought to start a thread in the Sound forum on this site and hope to get a response from "Fireberd". He has a recording studio and should be able to straighten you out on what your software can utilize.

Original thread: New Build, Nerd Crisis

Premise of this thread: ignatzatsonic brought up the i7 6700K and said it may be better for a workstation than the i7 5820K, referred me here for more specialized help.

So what do you all think? For an audio production workstation, would the i7 5820K be a good fit? Would Avid Pro Tools be able to utilize all 6 cores? If not, the 6700K may be a better fit when it comes out. But I would definitely like some input from people who know the software well may be able to tell me how it interacts with the CPU and whether I should go the quad core route or the 6-core route.

The 6700K does score higher on the PCMark, which is good for the creative side of things. But I want to know if it'll really be better in the long run. Of course, this depends on price as well (dollars per performance vs dollars per longevity).


A:Planning an Audio Production Build (branch)

I have a Sonar (Platinum) studio.

My recommendation when someone asks me about computers is to buy "overkill" or as much as your wallet can stand. This holds true for a DAW workstation or any PC. Thus if it were me and $$ is no object I would go with the 6700.

A good place to discuss recording hardware is the www.gearslutz.com forum.

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I am running Win7/Pro x64.

I recently managed to unwittingly move a large branch (multiple levels of branching and many files) into my "My Documents" folder. I would like to undo what I did, but I have no idea how I did it. My guess is that I made a massive misuse of drag-and-drop

Said another way, I had a directory (very large, multi-branched folder) called "MyImageFiles" at the same level on my data drive as "My Documents." Now it is buried one level down in "My Documents."

What is the simplest way to undo this?



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My son has a business with about a dozen Windows 10 workstations. So far, he has done well with a common home-type router and a sixteen-port switch. He blocks sites in the router's blocked list; but, he has discovered his Netgear router has no provision for blocking https sites.

Time for a new router and he has asked my help in selecting one.

I Googled and found there are several kinds of routers and I have no idea of their features and which type is best for his network. Of the Branch, Edge and Core Routers, which one is the common home-type? If none are, what should I look for in a home-type router for his business?

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Well I was off of school today(teacher workshop). Dad was at work. i finally opened up my computer. AGP is confirmed! I should have listened to all you guys anyways but i wanted to be sure. Also, is my old GeForce4MX in one of the white PCI slots? It came with the computer. Thanks.

A:AGP confirmed

Not knowing what mobo you have, it would be hard to say what colour your AGP slot is. But your GeForce card is the one with the monitor attached to it, or the only card that can have a monitor cable attached to it. Are you replacing it? With what? You prob only have an AGPX4 slot in that mobo so anything over a GeForce 5200 (or ATI equiv) would be a waste of money, but that's just my suggestion.

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why is this not there and how do i get it back?

A:there is no USBIO Controlled Devices branch in device manager

no one??

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My son has a NDS Action replay and while trying to get it to work he removed the USBIO-Controlled Devices branch where the driver was located. How do I get USBIO-Controlled Devices branch back in device manager???

A:No USBIO-Controlled Devices branch in device manager

Remove the USB hardware. Restart the computer, plug the USB device back in. You will get the new hardware found wizard and it will ask for the CD to install the driver.

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....Just a lot of people may not notice it much or be that bothered by it. Personnaly I cant stand it.

In short, wi-fi latency has gone from consistently under 1ms on XP, and vista AFAIK, to anywhere between 2-50ms. To your own router!

I have done many tests and pretty much isolated its the OS. I have tried it at friends places as well, and their windows 7 x64 does the same, ping's are around 3-8. They dont have that initial spike, but otherwise the same as me.

Give it a go, if you are running 7 preferably 64 bit 7, find your wireless routers IP address, open cmd from the start orb, and in there type

ping "your routers IP adress" -n 100

so bassialy if yor ip is you type

ping -n 100

And watch the pings roll by.

Heres the aboslute best results I have gotten. Pings are worse now, about 3,4 4, 6, 4, 3 etc.

Anything over 1ms consistently is just a joke.

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=44ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 44ms, Average = 12ms

check out my thread as well

Extremely poor Wi-fi performance in 7. Max signal. W7 constantly scanning wi-fi? Is it W7?

Lets try get a fix going. This is ridiculous. Is this... Read more

A:I think I have confirmed we ALL have W7, wi-fi issues

I also noticed this right away when I first upgraded. I am guessing it has to do something with IPV6, auto speed/duplex configurations, MTU size, window receive auto tuning or possibly it's WPA implementation. I remember back in the day I had an iMAC G4 that had really slow wifi performance. I shut off WEP at the time and the speed skyrocketed and latency went way down, I found htat the fix was WPA2, but my router didn't support it so I left security off until I upgraded everything includign the iMac.

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Is it possible to create a shortcut to Open Device Manager with the Ports branch expanded?

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So I downloaded DaemonTools Lite for free and went for the express install (I realise now that this was a massive mistake). My computer now can't search on google without a bunch of ads (Dragon Branch), and I can't click anywhere on any webpage without being redirected to a site asking me to install malware removal software.
It's taken me several attempts just to make this post, and I need this computer to get coursework done for university, I have deadlines coming up next Friday and everything takes twice as long as it should to do. Does anybody know what I should do? I don't even know what information to provide here.

A:Downloaded DaemonTools Lite and got nasty malware (Dragon Branch Ads)

Hello, and welcome This should not take long - stay with me, and we'll get it done.MiniToolbox by FarbarPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.===Security Check by screen317Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.Save it to your Desktop.Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of the log in your next reply.Regards,Alex

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Hi all, I'm sure my specific issue has been covered, but this is my problem:

I restarted my computer due to running slowly, when it was starting back up, it prompted me to either "Run Startup Repair - recommended" or "Start Windows Normally." When opting the latter, the screen would go black, then go back to the same prompt. When selecting the startup repair, the screen goes to a blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch on it (wtf?!) and stays there for a long, long time. Is this repairing? How long do I wait? Is there anything I can do?

I've also tried restarting and trying F8 to get to Last Good Configuration, but that doesn't work either Please help!

A:blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch

Quote: Originally Posted by GPerry79

Hi all, I'm sure my specific issue has been covered, but this is my problem:

I restarted my computer due to running slowly, when it was starting back up, it prompted me to either "Run Startup Repair - recommended" or "Start Windows Normally." When opting the latter, the screen would go black, then go back to the same prompt. When selecting the startup repair, the screen goes to a blue screen with squiggly white lines with a hummingbird and a branch on it (wtf?!) and stays there for a long, long time. Is this repairing? How long do I wait? Is there anything I can do?

I've also tried restarting and trying F8 to get to Last Good Configuration, but that doesn't work either Please help!

Blue screen is a screen for when your computer crashes but no hummingbird. You can check by going to c:\windows\minidump and seeing if there are files with the extension *.dmp. If so upload them to us.

No DMP files included in upload please try this method

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

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DELL Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7
Purchased Aug 2009
I know there is spyware virus, when my wife logged on to pay bills some very suspicious pop-ups appeared asking for ss #, etc.
The real problems began when I tried to load Avast. Now when I turn it on it goes to a blue screen with the white bird and green olive branch. There is nothing to click on. I tried pressing F8 while turning on and I get to the black screen where I can choose safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc..It doesn't matter what I choose, it always ends up at the same blue screen with the bird.
I can't even see the system info to see if it's 32 or 64 bit. I know I need this to see which Windows Restore disk to create. I'm thinking it's 64 but not 100% sure.
When it's been sitting awhile, a dialog box comes open. I took a pic of it:

A:Inspiron 1545- BS w/ dove/ olive branch & Startup Repair

Quote: Originally Posted by thomis

DELL Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7
Purchased Aug 2009
I know there is spyware virus, when my wife logged on to pay bills some very suspicious pop-ups appeared asking for ss #, etc.
The real problems began when I tried to load Avast. Now when I turn it on it goes to a blue screen with the white bird and green olive branch. There is nothing to click on. I tried pressing F8 while turning on and I get to the black screen where I can choose safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc..It doesn't matter what I choose, it always ends up at the same blue screen with the bird.
I can't even see the system info to see if it's 32 or 64 bit. I know I need this to see which Windows Restore disk to create. I'm thinking it's 64 but not 100% sure.
When it's been sitting awhile, a dialog box comes open. I took a pic of it:

Hello there!

See if you can do a System Restore from System Recovery System Restore (Follow Option 2)

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Hello o/, as stated above i am hacked ..well my pc was and it was confirmed by hackers themselves indirectly within an MMo ( prefer not saying the name ) i am playing. Possibility of doing so were caused of informations and tactics in pvp spying. They explicitly knows everything i typed or discussed wth my mates and friends, down to every single letter ( good thing i juggled my passwords, so they maybe get confused if they use keyloggers ). i am not sure if they even capable of seeing what is on my screen or voice chat too. If that is even possible.
I used Window 7 SP1 ( updated to most current updates )...yes for only having 1 antivrus ( Norton Symantec ) that time since the pc was only dedicated for gaming ( no other inet activties except casual browsing to teh game websites , and not shared with anyone ), i didn't expect it to be infected by anything ( yea i am that ignorant ). 
When i leaned that i was hacked i have downloaded EST , Bitdefender , MalwareBytes, Kaspersky AV, Emisoft Emergency Kit, Hitman Pro, Spybot S&D and few more  AV and Antimalwares programs, scanned my pc in normal and safe mode. Even tried doing rescue scan with Bitdefender Rescuse CD/Thumbdrive  in safemode but none worked in finding the culprit hackware or spyware or viruses ..except for some tracking cookies related to my inet browsers.  ( All this while being taunted by the hackers in the game everytime i logged into the game because they know everything i di... Read more

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First of all, I'm having the exact same problem as http://forums.techguy.org/malware-r.../764984-keylogger-possible-other-malware.html

In my case too, a personal account (World of Warcraft one) has been stolen.

ps. Sorry about the finnish in the ComboFix log, hopefully it's still readable.

Thanks in advance

A:Confirmed Keylogger/Malware

Shameless bump

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Just noticed this on www.xbitlabs.com:

Palomino 2200+ Confirmed!

Posted 4/05/02 at 10:54 pm by Rat


We have recently received a word from our reliable source that AMD is going to launch one more processor based on the old 0.18micron Palomino core before the new 0.13micron Thoroughbred based CPUs come out. Today this info got confirmed.

One of our readers (special thanks to Shaun L) sent us a picture of Athlon XP 2200+ based on the Palomino core.

This way, we are absolutely sure that very soon AMD will really announce a new Athlon XP (Palomino) with 2200+ rating. New Athlon XP will work at 1.8GHz core clock frequency and will support the same Vcore as the previous Palomino based CPUs: 1.75V.Click to expand...

Gosh.. I wonder how hot this CPU will be... Gasp...

A:Palomino 2200+ Confirmed...

Yeah, AMD is pushing it with this one..It is like the 1.4 T-Bird. It shouldnt have been released due to heat issues in my opinion. Well, with the Thoroughbred getting more and more press this 2200+ cpu probably wont see that great. What it will do though is lower the price of the rest of the XP family and make the 1800+ a good buy for someone looking for a deal.

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Hi folks,

VMware already supports this but now VirtualBox seems to do it as well...
This is just to note that we can finally install Windows as a VirtualBox VM using UEFI.

Latest changes in version 4.3.20 made this possible.

EFI: fixed a bug in the EFI video driver which prevented Windows to boot in UEFI mode (bug #12022)

After seeing that line I got pretty curious in giving it a try.

Currently installing the Win10 Tech Preview x64 with EFI enabled:

So far so good...

It's still experimental but that was the word that got my attention in the first place.

The boot and install resolutions are by default 1024x768 instead of the basic 640x480 and 800x600 respectively.

So we can clean install an UEFI OS but also recover from backup images.
With UEFI VMs we can test system images / backups made on UEFI hosts without the need to convert disks to MBR or installing directly on the host. The data disks are now formatted in GPT.
For instance I use Macrium Reflect or Easeus Todo Backup which are confirmed to work with UEFI images.

This works already in VMware Player and Workstation but older versions of Virtualbox never managed to get Windows (x64: Vista, 7, 8, 10p) past the boot logo in UEFI mode, till now.


A:VirtualBox (U)EFI Boot Confirmed

Update from first post; It's installed:

A proof that it's a UEFI VM: disk is GPT.

I used pretty standard install settings, selected Win 8.1 as VM version.
The graphics is still fixed @1024x768 since the VM Additions driver doesn't work yet. But I'm pleased with the results so far.

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I spend some time creating a new PC and I was wondering if you could help me by confirming my choice of hardware. My main concern is if some of the parts won't work together or if the case is bad for those parts or whatever.

Best Regards Kropenhanger.

The Build:

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