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Info Source for older systems

Q: Info Source for older systems

Does anyone know a good source of information on older systems? I'm running a HP Pavilion 4483 (second-hand) from '99 or so and the little info I can find seems conflicting. Specificly, I'd like to add RAM to get this old dog as fast as it can get. HP Support tells me this computer only has 2 SDRAM slots(both used) but opening it up I see 3 slots, one empty. I could pull the 64MB SDRAM out and put in a 128MB but it would be cheaper to just add a 64MB card.

HP Pavilion 4483
Mboard : Asus P5S-VM
Chipset : Sis 530
Memory : 188 MB
Speed : 450 MHZ

Preferred Solution: Info Source for older systems

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

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

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

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How do you go about installing W7 on an older system without Vista drivers?

I have a ShuttleX pc


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Hello Guys,

Has anyone managed to get older O/S's like Windows 95, 98 and ME running on VirtualBox on Windows 8, I used to be able to run all Operating Systems when I had my Vista set up. Strangely I can install and run DOS and Win 3.1 but not Win 95, Win 98 and Win ME. Anything from XP works fine.



A:VirtualBox and older operating systems

Is this a filesystem problem? - Whereas MS-DOS and Windows 3.1 resided on FAT formatted hard disks. FAT32 was for the Windows 9x brigade, and NTFS for XP etc.

Let's see how we used to do it in the old days...

Before you started you needed a boot floppy with CD-ROM support, A Windows '95 install CD, which was not bootable, a CD-ROM drive and a Hard drive usually between 512 and 1024 MB - 1 gig or less - bigger drives were a problem and quite rare then.

You needed a formatted DOS 6.2 or better boot partition with the system files on it to install to, I recall, the method in those days was boot from a DOS system floppy in the a:\ drive, run Format c: /s but not reboot yet, so that the CD-ROM drivers on the floppy would still work and then copy the contents from the CD-ROM to the hard drive, which was faster than installing from the CD-ROM. The DOS commands (in red)were as follows:
C:\>md windows
C:\>cd windows
C:\WINDOWS>md options
C:\WINDOWS>cd options
C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS>copy d:\win95\*.*

Where d:\ was the CD-ROM drive. Once the files had copied, it was time to reboot, removing the CD-ROM and Boot floppy.
On rebooting from the hard disk, you were taken to the C:\prompt, and it was a case of navigating to the setup folder that had all the setup cabs in it.

C:\>cd \windows\options\cabs

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I have some older machines (X60, X60s, X61, X61s), I can download drivers from Lenovo for Windows 8.1 maximum, I wonder how well Windows 10 is supported on these older machines, officially orunofficially? Sure I can just try, but better to ask first, I don't want to bother my system for no good reason. The drivers provided by Microsoft might work as well. Or the Windows 8.1 drivers by Lenovo.

A:How much Windows 10 is supported on older systems?

Hi ccjts,
Have you seen these articles? https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/Lenovo-Windows-10-Upgrade-Guides/td-p/3377996

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Can anyone provide information or recommendations concerning anti-virus, anti-trojan, anti-adware, anti-spyware or firewall programs that will run under old operating systems, specifically Windows 3.11, Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or DOS 6.x??

I'm looking for freeware or shareware that I can use on an old, cast-off 486 machine with 40MB of RAM. I realize that I'm largely insulated from the majority of malware because of the archaic software I'm using, but I still want to avoid things like boot-sector viruses, and I'd like to secure the system as best I can. Any information, suggestions, comments, guidance, belittling remarks, etc. would be appreciated...
...the best computer system is a free one!

A:Anti-malware for older operating systems?

Hi junklover and welcome to BC.Take a look at www.oldversion.com for some programs you can match to Windows95. You can get ZoneAlarm 2.6 from there and that will work alright. There are also older versions of AdAware that will probably work with 95 but I would try the latest one just for the heck of it. They also have Spybot S&D, but again the latest one will work (see the Spybot FAQs for the fix for 95).F-Prot Antivirus for DOS is free for home use, which almost seems like an oxymoron as I don't think many corporations are using Dos these days. AVG Professional works on 95 so I don't see why AVG 7 free version won't.You are at risk for malware with at least Win95. I just cleaned a machine with 95 on it and it had a number of spyware/adware programs. I cleaned it the lazy way by formatting and loading 98SE . The only belittling remarks I can think of concern me because I should have more for you as I am the King of Old Stuff.

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I have a bit of a "senior citizen" when it comes to a computer to use. My day to day computer is that one in my signature. Compaq Deskpro with a 1.0 GHz P3 and 512 of RAM. What I usually do to a system like this and slower ones that run Windows XP is I go to System>Advanced>Performance>Settings and uncheck all but: use visual styles on windows and buttons, use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop, use common tasks in folders, use a background image for folder type, and smooth edges of screen fonts. For older even older systems I will uncheck: use common tasks in folders. Just a little curious on what others do.

A:Windows XP speedup tips for older systems

I also turn off the Themes Service and the Windows Zero Wireless configutration . . if the pc does not hagve wireless

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I have a older computer that run just fine with Windows XP and Windows Vista (the computer had not been use, and the current installed OS was W7). Few days ago I reinstalled Windows XP x64 and Windows Vista x64 and they both ended in a disaster.
XP: I installed first the updates by using pre-downloaded servicepacks and then the chipset drivers. XP went to bleeps because installation of Avast failed. I also had a problem with USB-ports which stopped working. Anyway after failed avast installation the operating system wouldnt boot up anymore. I decided the install Vista instead. 
Vista: After installing servicepacks I noticed that Windows Update is not working anymore. Tried solving it by installing Fix It tool from microsoft. I encountered another problem where powershell did not install. I gave up on getting the update service to work, and decided to do some benchmarks. The computer froze and after pressing the reset Windows Vista wouldnt boot up anymore.
W10: I decided to install W10 ... everything works now.
I dont remember the older operating systems being so bad, or I am just seeing things through rose-tinted glasses?
MSI P35 Platinum
4x 1Gb G.Skill DDR2 800Mhz
Q6600 Go
HD 5870

A:Is microsoft self-sabotaging their older operating systems?

Probably a combination of rose-tinted glasses and software changing. Here's the thing: Vista and XP aren't supported anymore. This lack of support means they don't receive new features that may be used by modern software. So stuff breaks. The longer the OS has been out of support, the worse things get. Conspiracy theories are silly simply because there is no need for M$ to sabotage old OSes.

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We have two elderly family members (Grandmas that are both almost 90) that use old, outdated computers running Vista and XP. They both continue to have error messages; ie "Out of Memory at line:65", "High PCU", printer does not respond, Computer locks up and has to have hard re-boot, IE shuts down, unable to access email. One is using a high speed modem from CenturyLink and the other is on high speed Comcast connection.
Anyone have suggestion on how to best help these two lovely women? Windows 7? or a refurbished basic PC replacement?

A:Solved: Older PC with outdated Operating Systems

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Older HP Pavillion 6050 desktops VGA port is integrated to mother board and is now not working. Just a kids computer but has an open PCI slot. Just asking if anyone can tell me if i find a VGA card can it be put into the slot so we can hook up the monitor and continue to use it?

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Hello. I am trying to hookup a Sega Genesis, Dreamcast, and a Playstation 1 to my HDTV. I have a picture of the back of the TV for your suggestions on what I can buy or how I can use what I currently have to make them all work. I have a Playstation 2 hooked up already using up all of the inputs on the back leaving just HDMI and cable box available to use.

I also have a picture of the game and cable box, so you can see if there is a way that I might be able to hook them all up to the game box and make it connect to the Cable box and somehow use the cable box as the input device for the game systems to the back of the TV.

Here are the pictures: (Should be attached at the bottom).
If you all have any suggestions on any device that may be able to work with this setup, that would be very helpful. The back of the game systems each use their own AV adapter containing red, white, and yellow cables. The genesis has only yellow and white cords (no red). The game box seems to be an AV/RF box with 4 buttons on the front to select which game system to use. Not sure if it is working since it has been stored away for so long.

Thanks for your help. If the TV contained a lot more of those RCA inputs on the back, there would be no problem and would not have to use an external box or input device. Do let me know if you need anymore information. I will try to check back often. I am looking forward to hearing your responses. Have a great day.

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I have a panasonic projector which works well with Windows XP. I have tried to connect it with several other machines using newer operating systems (Vista and Windows 7); but, they won't work. the best I can get is the projector will flash the screen like it is trying to connect but, it can't finish the job. I have to keep the 7-8 year old laptop around to work with this projector. This becomes inconvenient for guest coming in to do presentations. Are there drivers or some update for legacy devices?

A:Solved: older projector not working with new operating systems

Have you tried installing the drivers in compatibility mode?

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Hi All. I have had this computer for about 4 years now and my version of Windows XP Prof is 2002 date.
I recently was told by a computer builder who helped me that Windows XP Prof works on a file system called NTFS. I apparently have files that I copied back onto this computer after installing Windows XPp that are of the Fat32 variety. I was not aware at the time that NTFS and Fat32 apparently are incompatible. I have had problems over these years and have zero'd out my hard drive 3 times and reinstalled Windows XPp from scratch. What I was not aware of was that My versions of Microsoft Word and Word Perfect and some downloaded programs are Fat32. I need these programs and cannot afford to replace them. Yet I am having problems with places like Pogo gaming (where I spend a lot of time) and the applets that run there. I have the latest Sun Java installed but it does not work properly (I have tried all ways till I am blue in the face) unless I ALSO leave MSVM installed (particularly in the registry). I only have the latest Java chosen in the advance tab of tools but without the MSVM installed Pogo does not work at all for me. So I have both with the Java 5.7 chosen as program. But I am told that my computer is confused due to the File system problem. I figure it wouldn't do me much good to zero out my system again if I still have to put my old fat32 files back on here to function. So is there anything I can do. I only have a 20 gb hard drive and there is n... Read more

A:Problems With Xp Prof And File Systems Of Older Programs Installed

How would you have programs that have FAT32 files after you reinstalled XP?
The file system is determined by the operating system - not installed programs, and once you formatted in NTFS everything on the drive would also be NTFS.

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(Please pardon my redundancy - I have posted this to the Customer Care Board and Client Service forums - just hoping to correct what I hope was an accidental change in support policy.)
This is not a technical comment but it is a comment about Dell's Technology Support. Recently the support site for laptops, and I presume other areas though I have not checked, was revised to change its structure. In the process many items were removed notably having to do with drivers for older systems. Even if a system is past warranty that does not remove the responsibility for Dell to continue to provide the most recent (even if old) drivers especially since the cost of doing so is trivial. This is especially the case when Dell is the only source for specific drivers. A specific example is a Dell Vostro 3700 laptop which uses the embedded GPU in the CPU as well as outboard nVidia GPU; the hybrid video architecture is such that NVidia provides no driver and re-directs users to Dell's site. In the case of this specific model, most of the drivers that were present a month ago are now gone.
Dell laptops have two things going for them - good products at a good price and a great support site. This has prompted me to continue focusing upon Dell - e.g. two new 5759's in 2017, and to recommend Dell to colleagues and friends. I have had recent occasion to review some very old systems on HP's support site - all relevant drivers continue to be available. I strongly recommend that Dell c... Read more

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In IE, I am unable to view source information. When I click on File, View, Source.....nothing happens. Also, the same result if I right click on the page and select 'view source'. Nothing happens. Thoughts?

A:Cannot View Source info

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Just want to promote GE: Source. Basically GoldenEye except with source engine and slightly modified maps. There are throwing knives, normal knives, and soon to be in their next release, almost all of the weapons in original GoldenEye 64 (N64). You guys should definitely give this mod a try.

BTW, close steam before you install this. Steam won't detect GoldeneEye: Source while it's running, so exit out of Steam, then run the GoldenEye: Source installer, then open Steam again and it should detect it.

DL Link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FB8N6E7M
BTW, I scanned the file with Norton AV and it was clean, just in case your wondering if mod makers like to inject trojans along with their mods.
Forgot to say, in GE: Source there is the map with bathrooms! YES!!! I remember on N64 bathroom camping was so awesome, except for when people looked at your half of screen, lol. Good times, good times.


A:Read This If You Have HL2 - GE: Source Mod Info


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Hi Bleeping,

We I've become the resident go to person regarding computers and my best friend told me her computer hadn't been working.

It is a Dell system w/ XP home edition / 40gb hard disk (i believe and will confirm tomorrow i hope.)

In the two years that she has owned the system she never had a virus checker or spyware of any sort on the system. It is one of the worse cases I have ever encountered.

I downloaded ad-awareSE and after several attempts tried to run it... it made it through after about 2 hours of scanning. (Please note: this computer is only used for email and usually yahoo games, checking lottery etc...)

It had over 460 something infected files and cleaned up all but 16. Besides the trojans it's infected with some version of BugBear and the story doesn't get any better... this was two weeks ago. After my own computer problems which OldTimer graciously helped me with recently ... I was directed to Panda Scan and Housecall.

I set her computer up to download Panda Scan which took almost an hour + to load. Then we set it to test.... 14+ hours later... it was approximately 80% finished her system locked up.

My thought process is to format the hard drive and reload from scratch. I have been searching the web for info on doing just this and have printed umteen articles which might help guide me.

I was going to at least try to export her bookmarks to cdrw disk and start from there but before I go in head first I thought better of i... Read more

A:xp home systems - info on reformat

Hi pburrier,

What you are facing is one I also face at my job. When is it better to clean vrs just starting over? If you want to reformat the drive, I think Dell sends a CD or a CD pack that will allow you to restore the system back to the point of when it was sold to you. These CDs should be marked as system restore disks, or something close. Most of the time they come with the computer. I know with Compaq/HP they give you this disk with an operating system disk.

Usually you place the restore disk in the CD drive and allow the computer to boot to it. Follow the prompts and allow it to work. This does erase EVERYTHING. Overall, as bad as the experience seems, you will have a clean system in the end.

One word on saving things to move to your new software install. Be sure you load an antivirus program on first and check everything going on to the new system. Also do all update to XP as well as any antivirus packages/ anti spyware packages before loading anything. I know you stated as much... but just reminding you

You may have to call Dell if these disks aren't available.

I hope this helps,


PS... Thank you for your kind words. OldTimer rocks!

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I've recently acquired an older W98se machine that has something called Intellipoint running in the background that offers some nice features for the mouse and cursor control.
I've gone to the MS site and downloaded the latest version they have but it is missing a couple of nice features that this older version appears to have.
-Press CTL to show the mouse location---like XP
-Auto wrap the cursor so that if you go off to the right it appears on the left
and the same top to bottom
-Cursor jump to an answer window automatically instead of having to move the mouse over to the window/answer

The software is located in C:\Programs\MS Hardware\Point32.exe

Anyone recognize this and where to get it??


A:Need info on older[1998] intellipoint software

Here's an older one. http://download.microsoft.com/download/intellimouseex/install/3.1a/win98me/en-us/eng.exe

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I've put together a PC using parts (mostly) from a local used computer junkyard. The motherboard is an AOpen s651m running an Intel 2.8ghz chip.
I have a SATA DVD burner I'd like to add, but the mobo doesn't have any SATA connections, so I've considered adding a SATA/IDE PCI expansion card.

I would be interested in learning from anyone with experience adding one of these cards, if its do-able at all, if I need to add any special drivers to make it work, and any other pearls of wisdom. My OS is XP Home SP3.

Thanks in advance to all...

A:Solved: Info re: SATA PCI Card in Older P4 Mobo

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:01:41 PM, on 5/9/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_EMC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Hardware Abstraction Layer] KHALMNPR.EXE
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A:Personal Info Stolen - Background programs maybe were the source?

Hello and Welcome to TSF!!

All apologies on the delay............

Please print out or copy this page to Notepad. Make sure to work through the fixes in the exact order it is mentioned below. If there's anything that you don't understand, ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes. You should 'not' have any open browsers when you are following the procedures below. Also if you have any programs that may prevent system changes (like Spybot's TeaTimer program, Ad-aware's Ad-Watch, and others), make sure you disable them before doing any of the fixes (or accept the changes for the fix we give you when asked by the programs).

Go to My Computer->Tools (or View)->Folder Options->View tab:
* Under the Hidden files and folders heading, select Show hidden files and folders (it's Show all files for Windows 98).
* Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option.
* Click Yes to confirm and then click OK.

For the options that you checked/enabled earlier, you may uncheck them after your log is clean. If we ask you to fix a program that you use or want to keep, please post back saying that (we don't know every program that exists, so we may tell you to delete a program that we think is bad to keep).


Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode (if you don't know how, go to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru...howtutorial=61 ). Make sure to close any open bro... Read more

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Hi Everyone,

I am running a Windows 7 computer, with a 3 monitor setup. The centre monitor that I use is a Shimian (2560 x 1440) and I have satellite monitors Dell (1920 x 1080) on the left and right sides.

When I came into work yesterday I was shocked to see the following (please watch this YouTube video) of my monitors...

Strange Monitor Behaviour

My first instinct was that perhaps something was wrong with the Shimian monitor, or the graphics card. However after performing some diagnosis I came to the conclusion that a KVM that I had plugged into the right satellite monitor was the source of my grief!

I find this particularly interesting because the Shimian is connected by HDMI, and had nothing to do with the KVM! My left satellite monitor connects by mini DisplayPort, my centre monitor connects by HDMI, and my right monitor did connect by KVM switch.

I can only conclude that the KVM was causing the graphics card to overload, and as a result affecting the output on alternative video connectors (i.e.: HDMI, mini DisplayPort).

Here are some shots of my old KVM for interest sake -

I have written this post in the hope of helping others who may be experiencing display issues related to a KVM, and to let people know that a monitor doesn't have to be plugged into a KVM to be affected by the presence of a KVM on a multi-monitor system.

Please don't take this as a warning off KVM switches, or a slant on any particular KVM brand - I did use the pictured KVM... Read more

A:[INFO] - Flickering monitor not connected to KVM but KVM still source of malfunction

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I had a tech friend mention to me that a strong video card helps considerably when using an HDTV monitor for a computer display. Trouble is, he's away on a road trip now and I can't get any further info from him about how to select and purchase a video graphics card for my old Dell Dimension 4500S (P4 chip) computer (circa 2002) that I'm about to start using with my big screen HDTV for occasional net surfing (I also have a newer (dual core chip) desktop computer in my home office).

If anyone can make any recommendations on specs, compatibility factors, or any other info I would need to select and purchase a strong video card, I would deeply appreciate them, because I've never involved myself with graphics cards before.

A:Solved: Need info for selecting a video card for using older computer with HDTV

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I'm finding out I'm a novice at this. I thought I knew how to do it and have done it on XP. Is there a good source (step-by-step) for sharing/unsharing with Win 7 across a Home Network?

A:Source of Info on Sharing/Unsharing across a Home Network On Win7

This should help
Share files with someone

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I am trying to fix our Dell 2400. We use it to run Quickbooks. My wife opened an email with an invoice that asked her to run something.
She deleted the email before I could get any information from it to understand better why it would boot to a blue screen.
I managed to get back to the Desktop by way of putting the hard drive in a USB case and running Grisoft AVG from another XP Pro PC we have. It found 19 Trojans and removed all of them. I then ran AVG 8 on a Vista Ultimate Laptop and it removed a bunch of Mal/spy Ware.
I am back up and working with only the POP UP to AV Website Ad-ware still unresolved. However, this is not my biggest problem. The biggest problem is there are core elements missing that have removed the screen saver tab from Desktop Properties, and I am unable to windows updates and I am unsure how to proceed at this point. Any suggestions on getting windows to repair would be great.

A:Win XP Pro SP3 - How to get past the "Source is older than Current Install"?

WiFiTech, before I procede you may have to reinstall all or some of the Windows updates after doing this so be prepaired to spend an evening hugging your computer.

At PC bootup, tap the DEL key until that ugly blue config screen come up. You will have to change the boot sequence setting to boot from CD first. Save the settings, put your Windows disk in and reboot.

You will now have the Windows CD menu that gives you the option of reinstalling or repairing your PC. Have fun.

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At work I have a PC w/an Athlon XP 1700 chip, 256 meg of ram, and a Radeon AGP w/64 meg memory video card runing Win XP Pro. So my gaming choices are somewhat limited. I've already played Quake 2 and Half-Life (and Opposing Force & Blue Shift). I like playing the FPS style games (single-player mode). So I'm wondering:

Is Counter-Strike single player or only multi-player? Is it free if I own Half-Life?

Is there a site that would list FPS games by release date year to year? Since I know Half-Life was released around 98, I could look for other games released around then that would probably run ok on my system.

Any suggestions for good FPS games that would run on my system would be appreciated. I'm looking into some of the Star-Wars games, also Halo, and Unreal seem to have good reps and might run ok.

Thanks much,

A:A Few Questions re: Older Games on an Older Machine

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My Old Desktop OS is Windows Vista. I need to import files to my new desktop. New OS is Windows 10. OlD HP Model is HP Pavilion m9000. New HP model is HP Pavilion 23 q113w. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!


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A:importing files from an older HP system and older OS

@Jeff1017 If by "hardwiring" the two PCs together, you mean using a crossover network cable to connect the two, that only overcomes the issue of using a USB stick. You still need third-party software to transfer settings and/or apps -- as that information is stored in lots of different places and it would take you forever to find them all manually and copy them.

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I'm running on a Dell Dimension 4600 and want to burn a couple cds. I tried downloading a bunch of different burning software, but my drive was outdated every time. I was able to burn before, about a year or so ago. I've tried older versions of various software, but no luck.

A:Need older burning software for an older drive.

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i play counter strike source, every thing is fine except every hour or so of playin my cpu turns it selff off, probaly cuz of overheating im told, but now after my cpu turned off this time it wont even log in my account to start source to get to the game, i guess maybe so many crashes messed it up or something, my internet connection is fine so i duno whats going on. i was jus playing like usual up until this last crash.

A:Solved: counter strike source, wont connect to start source up to get to game

the game started working again.

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I was just wondering seeing as i might buy CSS for my PC. Below are my system specs:
Gigabyte Nforce3 Mobo
1 Gig Crucial ddr400 ram
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 overclocked at 290/443
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Onboard 8ch Audio

Your advise will be great, like if theirs anyone out there with similar specs that can tell me what GFX settings to use and stuff like that. Thanks


A:Will Counter Strike Source/DOD source work on my System?(specs inside)

you can probably expect 60 fps on medium settings, maybe a little better.

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My dad recently got new router, its a "P-2602HWT-F3" ZYXEL router,
It should be nice enough for 16 players or so i think.
I find my server on ONLINE LIST ingame, i get the real online IP, but for other players it says.


I did port forward, but my router wasnt added on portforward so i choosed a similar model and did its instructions.

I think i may done it wrong, by the way. everytime i start my SRCDS its port change everytime.

What i really want is HELP to get my server to work online..

And: I'm from Norway i dont know if my internet supplier doesnt allow people to host server.

Im a complete noob in this, would be greatful for replies

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Lately, I've heard some people say that the Unix code is more secure than the Windows code and that the Windows code has many holes and bugs in it. Before, I always thought Unix systems (for example, Mac) were less likely to get infected by viruses only because they had a lower market share. However, I'm starting to wonder if the Unix code is really more secure than the Windows code. Is this true? Also, does the Windows code really have that many bugs and holes in it?

A:Are Unix systems more secure than Windows systems?

It is rather debatable, its harder to compare two completely different codes and say one is flawed and one is not.

Though Unix/Linux does appear to be a bit more secure, which is why Apple's OS X (their baby), is based on a unix-code.

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I am running IE7, when I right click on any webpage and select view source, the desktop folder appears rather than notepad. Does anyone know why and how to fix it? I tried upgrading to IE8 but same problem. Perhaps a wrong registry configuration setting?

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I have a home network consisting of a DSL modem hooked to a 4 port router/hub (Linksys BEFSR41). Life has been good with all forms of PCs and OSs including the addition of a wireless data port and a laptop running XP Home. I added a 16 port workgroup hub (Linksys EFAH16Wv2) as the home network grew to 5 systems; 4 running XP Home and 1 running XP Professional.

Recently, I built 10 identical PCs (ASUS P4GE-V mainboards with built in NICs, 1.8 P4s, and 256M ram). I installed XP Home on each machine and all the pertinent XP updates as well as all ASUS driver updates.

All 10 PCs found the internet and are able to surf the web.

My problem is that 3 out of 4 of these new PCSs do not see any of the other systems on the hub or the router/hub. I used 'Home' as my designated workgroup.

I have run and rerun the wizard but these machines cannot see the other machines on the local network. I have tried reinstalling XP but it doesn't seem to help.

I can ping individual machines from the command prompt and they can send a receive packets which leads me to believe that is OS related and not hardware related.

One interesting observation I made is that the new PCs that are able to see the other local machines also have a 'My Network Places' icon displayed in the Start menu while the PCs that cannot see the other local PCs do not have this icon displayed in the Start menu.

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Now I know that this topic has been posted recently as well, but I haven't been able to clear it myself, unfortunately. When I launch Win7 Chrome boots with a website (sd-steam.info ) that directs me to zodiac-game.info. I've looked through my reg files and found on Run > there is a file under my user name stating ''explorer.exe st-steam.info''. Deleting this helps, but temporarily as it always comes back shortly after
( it seems to come back when a black /cmd/ screen pops up for a slight second ). Restoring my pc to a point prior to the downloads didn't seem to help either. I've a few pirated games on this pc, but nothing too recent. I hope it won't cause an issue that the reg file under Run has been deleted ( in hopes of repair ).

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 21-08-2016 01
Ran by Antea (administrator) on ANTEA-PC (22-08-2016 22:37:18)
Running from C:\Users\Antea\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Antea (Available Profiles: Antea)
Platform: Windows 7 Ultimate Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 8 (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.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\W... Read more

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On Windows 10 startup, Firefox (my default browser) opens and loads up this ad site. I've run malwarebytes to no avail but I did find the registry location of part of the problem (attached image). Deleting the registry fixes it only temporarily until it is added again. I'm not sure what program is creating it or how to fully stop it. Any help would be appreciated! Also, yes I do have some pirated games but these are purely for demo reasons as I always purchase after trying them, although I did not download any around the time this started happening.
FRST Data:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 20-08-2016
Ran by Ariel (administrator) on ARIEL-PC (20-08-2016 17:14:08)
Running from D:\Ariel\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Ariel (Available Profiles: Ariel & DefaultAppPool)
Platform: Windows 10 Pro Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: "C:\Program Files\Nightly\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1")
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.)
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvscpapisvr.exe
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i know people this topic has been recently posted alot and i am having the same issue using windows 10 i am being redirected to zodiac game info on every boot cycle. I have used everything mbam ,adwcleaner, rogue killer everything ..saw through my reg files got a registry under my username "explorer.exe st-steam.info" deleted this still its coming back please help

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Greetings friends! Can someone please help us remove this "SD-Steam.Info" problem that's on our computer? This is what happens.
-> Upon turning on the computer, a browser will open up leading to "SD-Steam.Info" or sometimes "Zodiac-game.info" site.
So far the temporary solution that we were able to come up with was block SD-Steam.Info and Zodiac-game.info via the host files. Because of this, even if something tries to open the browser (we use Chrome), it would only display a blank page and go nowhere. 
Unfortunately, whenever we use Malwarebytes to remove it, the redirecting problem comes back and gets detected after restarting the pc. In other words, it somehow still manages to resurrect itself or re-create itself. 
We also tried deleting the entry of SD-Steam.Info from the registry via regedit, but just like before, it keeps coming back everytime the computer's restarted.
Someone suggested "Farbar" and from what we've seen, that one seemed to work with others who have this similar problem. Unfortunately, since Farbar is new to us, we don't know how to properly use it and we don't want to mess with it. Can you please help us use Farbar in order to eliminate this redirecting problem?
When we looked at the FRST.txt file, we noticed this -> HKU\S-1-5-21-1284101226-3653657755-2602753855-1001\...\Run: [GrandmaPC] => explorer.exe hxxp://sd-steam.info <===== ATTENTION   while in the Addition.txt file, we foun... Read more

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is there any way i can actually edit the source code in mozilla firefox without having to save the .txt file to my computer?

i tried editing it....typing is disabled for me.

Here's an example:

if it's my website...
in IE i can View the source code and then edit what I want. I then save it, and refresh in my browser. Then all the changes I made in the source code appear on my website. Can you do this in Mozilla Firefox.

if you can't do this with firefox, then does anyone know a feedback site for Mozilla firefox?

A:View-->Source Code, Can you edit source code in firefox?

No, "View source" means "View source" not Edit source. Looks like you're gonna have to either save to txt/html or use IE to edit. Sorry.

For support: http://forums.mozillazine.org/

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Is this some new kind of malware that everybody is reporting here and how does it even spread ? (I wanna know more about it.)

A:What is it with this sd.steam.info / zodiac-game.info thing recently ?

I started experiencing it today, dno how it happened though. You can read the rest on my post: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/624666/sdsteaminfo-virus-need-help-fast/

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When I start up my computer an IE window opens up with zodiac-game.info URL. I tried deactivating sd-steam.info in the Windows Startup window and deleting it from the registry but after starting up the computer twice it appears again. I've left everything untouched again, both the registry and the Windows Startup process and ran farbar recovery scan tool. I hope you can help me out, thanks.

 Addition.txt   53.27KB

 FRST.txt   33.7KB

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Hello everyone,
When my system finishes to turn on, google chrome opens itself with all my tabs of my last session and a new one with sd-steam.info web, then it changes the link into zodiac-game.info.
I hope you can help me, Thanks a lot!

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Just for reference purposes

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For more info and downloads: http://ms-vnext.net (Link fixed)

Next possible Windows Insider builds (current preview branch is fbl_impressive):
Canary ring: 10.0.10159.0 OSG ring: 10.0.10158.0 External ring: ? Detailed flighting information Windows 10 ESD Database

Currently 14,693 ESD files in the database.
Last checked for x86 ESDs 1 hour and 21 minutes ago.
Last checked for x64 ESDs 40 minutes ago.
Last updated 38 minutes ago.

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A:Win 10 & Office Build info, tracking, downloads, win updates - Info

No new build has popped up ever since.

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Yesterday I bought a new mother board for my PC my Processor model is AMD Athlon II X3 440 Triple Core Processor, but after changing Mother Board in system information it's showing my Processor as AMD Phenom II 4 B40 four core processor. I don't know why it is showing like this. Is this dangerous for my hardware? I used AM2N68-AM PLUS before and now I changed M5A78L-M LX. Except this every thing else is perfect.

A:Processor info is showing wrongly in system info after changing MB

It's not dangerous, but I believe you can get it to display correctly. All you have to do is open Device Manager, right-click each entry for the CPU and choose Uninstall. When you're finished, reboot and then open Device Manager up when it's done rebooting and check the CPU again. It should be showing up correctly after that, but if not then we'll go from there.

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This has happened a few times over the last several weeks. But it only happened after I had clicked on a picture from a google images search result though.
The first view times I was redirected to filestore72.info (the word 'download' was in the link but I do not remember it). And last night it happened again. I was redirected to ad.leadbolt.net and url123.info popped up as well. Again, this only happened after I clicked on a picture from a google images search result and it hasn't happened since.
I don't think it downloaded anything but I'm scared that it might have. What should I do?

A:Google search redirected (filestore72.info, url123.info)

Welcome aboard  Which browser is affected?  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. 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 sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure ... Read more

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hi, this one day i booted up my pc and noticed that a window of google chrome has popped up. the site's address was zodiac-game.info. ever since i tried many ways i've found on the internet to get rid of this pop up, i tried different antiviruses, tried removing the startup process and at first it worked but after restart the startup process keeps coming back. then i found this site and decided to give it a go. the FRST.txt is:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 16-09-2016
Ran by USER (administrator) on USER-PC (16-09-2016 19:11:12)
Running from E:\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: USER (Available Profiles: USER & Smurf & Guest)
Platform: Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X64) 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.)
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgrsa.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\Av\avgcsrva.exe
(Enigma Software Group USA, LLC.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Enigma Software Group\SpyHunter\SH4Service.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
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So I am having this problem too since few days. After starting my PC, firefox opens with sd-steam.info and redirects to zodiac-game.info after few seconds. I do have few pirated games but nothing changed and I do not installed anything recently.
My observation:
There is a regedit entry called sd-steam.info, if I delete it and restart my PC, the pop up is gone but randomly the entry keeps comming back at a point. There is also  a taskeng.exe (or something like that) pop up for a sec it is just black and says nothing but it is gone really fast. I think after that the regedit entry is also back.
I tryed multiple malware removing tools already but there are no hits.
I know that the internet is full of this right now but I can not find a working solution. So my questions are:
What is this? Is this damaging my files and causing more problems or just an advertisement?
How can I fix it and remove it completely?
Sorry for not the best english. Please help!

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sorry but i really need your help 
i have a problem/virus with my laptop , i have a pop up ( adultyum.info/adultcamera.info//teasermedia.net ) 
and my phone was infected too 
i really dont know what i need to do :/  
pls can you help me  ?

A:probleme with adultyum.info/adultcamera.info//teasermedia.net//pop up

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from HereDouble-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Log... Read more

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