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The Xbox is finally becoming a Windows PC. Do you care?

Q: The Xbox is finally becoming a Windows PC. Do you care?

If an inexpensive $300 Xbox game console could double as a Windows computer, would you use it that way? This summer, Xbox One owners will finally be given that option. Microsoft will turn the separate Windows 10 and Xbox One app stores into a single shared marketplace, the company confirmed at a developer conference Wednesday.
http://www.cnet.com/news/the-xbox-is...27854080064311

What that means: Users should be able to buy a piece of Windows software just once, and use it on an Xbox One game console in addition to desktop and laptop PCs. Xbox One owners will gain access to productivity apps and expanded social networking, not just games. The $300 Xbox One could become a cheap way to turn a TV into a Windows PC.

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A: The Xbox is finally becoming a Windows PC. Do you care?

For me, I give this move a big I just recently bought one, so any improvements are welcomed. It already has the Edge Browser. And a somewhat limited Store. More Apps, especially if they are ones I already run on my PC, the better.

With the XBOX Glass App I can access my XBOX from my PC. It's like remote desktop. I can play my XBOX games on my PC through it. I haven't actually tried to do that yet. I haven't found a need to. Once the weather gets nice and I take my laptop out on my deck I can see trying it out. Or watching TV on my laptop streamed from my XBOX via One Guide. My cable box feeds through my XBOX to my TV.

One thing I really want to see is the option for local storage of my media files on the XBOX internal hard drive. I have to use a USB thumb drive etc to do it now. Or stream it from some other device over my network. I'd rather just play it right from the XBOX.

Anyway, the more PC like they make it the better, IMHO.

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So all awesome games of windows store have xbox one requirement, can i play it without xbox?

A:Can i play Xbox one labeled games on windows store without xbox?

Where does it say XBOX ONE is actually required to play the game? I see games with XBOX branding but no mention of actually having to have an XBOX to play them? I own an XBOX ONE, it has its own APP/Game store separate from the Store you see on a PC. If the App or Game installs it should be playable? Try one of the free ones first.

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Yesterday at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft held a keynote that included a number of details on how the company will improve the gaming experience in Windows 10.

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A:Windows 10 gets Xbox Live SDK, Xbox One wireless controller, accessories

I though you could connect and use the Xbone controller through it's usb cable?
 

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Hi there
while not totally 100% "Desktop friendly" It's certainly good enough for what I need - especially with Boot directly to desktop.

I've also been messing around with one of those Thin Ultrabooks with a touch screen -- Windows 8.1 is fine as well on this. Actually I'm beginning to come round to touch screens for LAPTOPS (no way would I want one on my large expensive LCD monitor !!!) in some cases such as using IE -- the Immersive (Metro) version of IE11 with Windows 8.1 is STREETS ahead of the rubbish that was in Windows 8 - it's actually usable now -- and the on screen keyboard really works --- If you are on a busy train surfing the net this way with a laptop is fine -- I don't have or want a tablet since I do a lot of other things too such as using Ms EXCEL or Powerpoint while travelling. Incidentally Touch is also great for REVIEWING presentations or making SMALL changes (but you can't beat a keyboard and mouse for general working with office products).

What I like also with the onscreen touch keyboard is that it's great to be able to change keyboards without physically having to plug one in -- I often want to use ISL keyboard --on screen is great. The Touch keyboard works decently too - was always a bit "laggy" with windows 8 and Touch.
I've added a "Custom toolbar" for programs which works almost as good as the old menu system whenever I need that feature - but I usually have my most used applications pinned either to the desktop ... Read more

A:Finally a Windows 8 (8.1) version I LIKE

Well Jimbo,

coming from you....who would have expected that.....
Touch screens will not be for me, i want a big screen and am not going to sit up with my arm streched all day.

Do not like laptops or tablets myself.

Jeff

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Few months back I bought a new computer. At that time i installed windows 8 64 bit which i had a license for and upgraded to windows 10 64bit. Wish I could have just upgraded from windows 8 32 bit to 64 but that was not possible. I then reloaded some of my old apps. I also installed firefox which came in a beta version for 64bit. Nothing but problems, constantly freezing up. Getting non responsive errors. Two days ago i downloaded version 48 and wow what a difference. Working like a champ now. Hope i havent jinxed myself. Just wanted to share this. Never got a notice from firefox about the newer version.
 

A:Finally a fix for firefox on windows ten

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Like many others I was not to excited about the new windows 8. I particularly did not like the boot to the start screen and getting to some of the features that I was familiar with. Over the years having gone thru all the different operating systems ending up with Windows 7 Pro I was a happy camper.

A few weeks ago I bought a new HP desktop that was on sale but only came with Windows 7 Pro. Two weeks after receiving the new desktop I decided to take the plunge. I bought a new hard drive and installed windows 8, keeping the old drive just in case I wanted to go back. Initially, I was not to happy but I kept at it and was becoming familiar with the new system, but I kept going for the old start button. I even tried some third party software that gave me back the familiar desktop. My real acceptance of the new windows 8 came when I installed the 8.1upgrade. The new system in general seems to be very fast and has some new features that work very well with my old software. With a right click on the new windows button on the taskbar many of the programs that I use are back and the system boots up to the old desktop. So I am once again a happy camper. I should say that I have spent MANY hours over the last 10 days or so getting into the system and several times I thought about going back

Just thought I would pass on my thoughts.

A:I finally gave in to Windows 8.1

Good for you, it shows intelligence over stubbornness. Maybe you can post ways you overcome changes, it may help others new to win 8, 8.1.
P.S. Do something about your "Space" button, seems it doesn't work every time.

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To disable hovering in Windows 10:
Press Windows key + X key and click on "Control Panel".
Select "Ease of Access Center". (This is a deferent than "Ease of Access" in Settings!!)
Click on "Make the Mouse Easier to Use".
Under "Make it easier to manage window." Uncheck "Activate Window by hovering over it with the mouse."
I turned off everything else in the mouse controls that I don't use!!
After shutting down and rebutting it is finally working!

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So if you read my other thread you would see I've been having problems with installing a fresh OS because my harddrive. When I began the clean installation process my hard drive started clicking periodically (which didn't happen till I started) I was able to partition around these bad sectors and get the OS installed. I am now sitting at a clean desktop with the computer running fine.

However, I know that these bad sectors will cause problems later and I'm wanting to know what I should do now. Is there anything I can do to kill these bad sectors and ensure my hard drive to stay proper? I realize that this shows my hard drive is going bad, but I feel if I can get this taken care of then I can keep the hard drive a while longer. What should I do?

A:Windows 7 finally installed. Bad sectors?

I am noticing slight hard drive activity when sitting at a clean desktop with nothing loading and nothing done on it since the clean install. I'm not sure if this is bad but I would like to do all I can to ensure the hard drive remains in operating condition for as long as possible. I intend to get a new computer soon. But I'm not sure when and would not like to buy a new hard drive for a computer I'll be replacing.

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For those of you who are not aware of it, Microsoft has announced that the final release of Service Pack 3 (5.1.2600.5512) will be available for download at the Microsoft Download Center site on April 29th.

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http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-finally-removing-the-get-windows-10-app

Microsoft today released a new update for Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs, which finally removes the Get Windows 10 (GWX) app. The move comes almost two months after the free upgrade period for Windows 10 ended on July 29.

KB3184143 "removes the Get Windows 10 app and other software related to the Windows 10 free upgrade offer that expired on July 29, 2016." It's not exactly clear what the "other software" is, but your PC will no longer be prepped for an expired free upgrade offer. You can find more information in Microsoft's article here.

If you're not familiar with GWX, it was one of the most despised pieces of software during the free upgrade period for anyone that wanted to stick with Windows 7 or 8.1. The app pulled every trick imaginable to get users to upgrade, including changing it so that closing it confirms the upgrade (rather than cancelling it), showing an alert icon and a countdown to July 29, and more.

According to ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, you can still grab a free upgrade if you want one. A Windows 7 or 8.1 key should work with a Windows 10 installation. Also, if you upgraded your PC before the free upgrade period ended and rolled back, your PC is licensed for Windows 10, so you can still upgrade for free.

Source: Microsoft via ZDNet
 

A:Microsoft is finally removing the 'Get Windows 10' app

So finally they listen or have just given up.
 

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15 years is a long time. XP, when it first came out, was awful. Eventually, when XP SP3 showed up in 2008, Microsoft finally got a good desktop again. That was a good thing because at about the same time, Microsoft released Vista, a truly awful desktop operating system. XP SP3 was clearly superior to Vista.Eventually even Steve Ballmer had to admit Vista was a flop, and he rushed Windows 7 into production. Thanks to Steven Sinofsky, the first release of Windows 7 in 2009 was much better than Vista. In particular, the combination of Windows 7 Enterprise Edition and Windows Server 2008 R2 was outstanding.Then along came Windows 8. Ahem. Windows 8.0 was even worse than Vista, and that's saying something. Windows 8.1 fixed most, but not all of its problems. For example, Microsoft, after hemming and hawing, didn't give us back our beloved Start menu.So, as Windows 8 sales circled the drain, I didn't think much of Windows 10's chances. I was wrong. Microsoft, with new leadership at the helm in the person of new CEO Satya Nadella, is giving us a good first release.Windows 10: Finally a decent Windows first releaseSome good points are being exposed in this article and it represents what a lot of users thinks too.

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Hello there folks!

I have had this quite annoying problem for arround three weeks now. My PC crashes
Usually when playing games, but sometimes when I am just at the desktop
I have almost concluded that the problem is one of my graphicscards.

But today, after a fresh install I finally got a Minidump file and an error code in event viewer!
(After three weeks of atleast one crash a day it was about damn time)

Don't know if the crash is related to the problem I have had, but it could.

I have this from event viewer:
The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff8800169f47c, 0xfffff880009b09e8, 0xfffff880009b0220). A dump was saved in: C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP. Report Id: 091112-11481-01.




And also this:
The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device WpdBusEnumRoot\UMB\2&37c186b&0&STORAGE#VOLUME#_??_USBSTOR#DISK&VEN_KINGSTON&PROD_DATATRAVELER_G2&REV _1.00#001D0F0CAA76A931A59D0230&0#.



I also uploaded the .dmp file

A:Windows 8 (And Windows 7) crashing for 3 weeks, finally got a BSOD

Can you upload the entire BSOD Posting Instructions files, these will help us analyze your crash.


Code:
STOP 0x1000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED_M
same meaning and parameters as 0x07E
STOP 0x0000007E: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Usual causes: Insufficient disk space, Device driver, Video card, BIOS, Breakpoint with no debugger attached, Hardware incompatibility, Faulty system service, Memory, 3rd party remote control,
Probably caused by : iaStor.sys
EXCEPTION_CODE: (NTSTATUS) 0xc0000005 - The instruction at 0x%08lx referenced memory at 0x%08lx. The memory could not be %s.
MODULE_NAME: iaStor
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: AV_iaStor+7347c


Install the newest Intel RST driver Version: 11.2.0.1006.
Intel? Rapid Storage Technology

How much free space do you have in your OS partition?

Can you download CPUZ and post a snip of the CPU, Mainboard, Memory, and SPD tabs.
For posting the information , enter 'Snipping tool' in the Start button > Search box, hit enter. Select the area you want to post and save to a convenient place.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Eight Forums
Go to your BIOS and tell us what the CPU, RAM and the CPU integrated memory controller voltages are.

Run memtest86+ with all RAM cards installed for a full 7 passes, best to run overnight.
If you get any errors you can stop the test.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Drivers that need attention:
ctac32k.sys Wed Jul 02 16 2008 - Creative Audio Driver - out of... Read more

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This program from microsoft is pretty fair but in its dar tune up it wants to defrag the disks which takes forever and I have a automatic constant defragger running.

I can't find a setting to remove this pain from the tune up. Anybody got any suggestions and please don't be cruel

A:Windows One care

One care isnt the best program for protection or to keeps your system running smoothly.. Ive had it before. Infact it makes more problems than it fixes... so i would uninstall it

For free protection go for Avast Virus protection works great for vista..

A good but not free defrag tool is O&O Defrag It has a 30day fully functional trial..

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Naive question here: Is it important to whether or not I'm running a 32-bit or a 64-bit version of Windows XP Pro SP2? I don't even understand what the two terms mean.
 

A:Is my Windows xp pro sp2 32 or 64 bit or don't I care?

I am not an expert but as far as I understand, it has to do with bus width, very few programs are built for 64 bit yet, I think it has to do with the speed of information transfer.My guess is by your computer description, it is only 32 bit, I have a vey similar computer but I forgot how to check for the bit transfer.
 

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i made a file for people who dont know how to take care of there computer properly
it also contains info on internet security and ways to increase computer performance
this isnt the final version and there are going to be errors that i will have to fix but i hope you guys enjoy it
also this was made in microsoft word
 

A:windows care

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When I removed Windows One Care from my system, I don't think that it was completely removed. Sometimes when I boot up, my computer hangs. When I check "event viewer", I get several application errors that refer to Winmgmt. They tell me that "MPSSVC" does not exist. How can I get rid of this?
Thanks,
Norm

A:Windows One Care

WinMgmt.exe is the Windows Management Instrumentation. It is used by system administrators to create Windows management scripts, for example, scripts that handles the user accounts on a server.
It should not be disabled, it is required for essential applications to work properly.


mpssvc.exe is a process belonging to Microsoft OneCare Live which protects your computer against Internet-bound threats such as spyware and trojans which can be distrubuted through e-mail or attack directly to the computer allowing unauthorized access to your computer. This program is important for the stable and secure running of your computer and should not be terminated.

5 reasons to use Windows Live OneCare to help protect your computer

What was your reason for removing Microsoft One Care? It runs silently.....


Run the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem. You will need your Windows cd.

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Microsoft is adding a much-needed feature to Windows 10?s Registry Editor: an Address Bar. The new feature was added with Windows 10 Build 14942, which is only available to Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring for now. With the Address Bar in the Registry Editor, users can simply paste an address into the address bar, and the Registry Editor will navigate them to that address. Currently, users have to manually navigate the Registry Editor, which can be quite annoying at times. But with the new address, things are a lot easier.

For example, if you are trying to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppSync, you can simply copy the address, and paste it into the address bar to get there rather than having to manually go and find it on the Registry Editor.

Obviously, this is available to Windows Insiders only for now ? but it?ll be coming to all Windows 10 users with a major new update next year. The update, which is code named Redstone 2 is also expected to introduce a number of other improvements throughout the operating system.
 

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version 4.30.0305 finally works under W7. Downloads :: DAEMON-Tools.cc

A:Daemon Tools finally COMPATIBLE with Windows 7

thnxxx veryy muchh

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I have dealt with an issue of windows being unable to perform updates, or being unable to update other software such as Adobe Reader, and Office was crashing.
 
This came about with an update back in May 2016.  I had turned off the computer while it was attempting to shut down.  For the past five months I've spent countless hours (more than I care to admit) and tried EVERYTHING that I came across online, and I do mean everything.
 
I was getting an error code of 80080005 and zero updates were shown in the windows update history.  The computer properties showed that Windows wasn't activated or valid and displayed no product ID.  The Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) also showed no activation and would only allow work to be performed for a few minutes before locking up.  Each time the computer was shut down it would hang when attempting to shutdown after this message "Preparing to configure Windows... Do not turn off your computer" and I would have to do a hard shutdown.
 
It was driving me mad, insane I tell you, but I kept researching for a solution, not wanting to do a fresh install.
 
I finally found a solution here on this site, and whomever created this tool is a God.
 
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
THANK YOU
 
I can finally delete about 100 bookmarks related to the issue and supposed fixes.
 
The only solution that worked, yesterday, was this:
 
Windows Repair (All In One) 3.9.11 Download
 
I have to go, because ... Read more

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I have windows vista home premium and my windows installer was not working at all.So I posted my problem and many guys tried to help me but nothing was really worked(I followed all the suggestions).But finally I found the solution with the help of manual instructions of my PC.
I restored my system from the hard disk.So if you have the same problem,copy your files, follow the manual instructions of your PC "restoring the system from the hard disk" and that's it!!!
 

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After trying several variants of various atttempted solutions posted here...I hit upon one today that actually worked.  It may never work again...but, hopefully, I won't have this situation again.
 
My Win Update setting has been stuck on "Never" for weeks.  I had run every tool...SURT, reset updates, installed new Agent...ad nauseam.  The setting remained at "Never" and Windows Update would do it's endless check as long as I would permit it...with no results, of course.
 
Today I decide to take a different route.
 
I went to Services and changed actually stopped the Windows Update service.  Previously, it would never reflect "Stopped" but instead displayed "Stopping".  Today it reflected  a "stopped" status for the first time in weeks.  Not content with that, I decided to disable the WU service by changing the Service Status to "Disabled".
 
I then navigated to the Microsoft Update Catalog...did a search for "October rollups" and was greeted with screen displaying 21 items.  I selected two of the 21 and eventually wound up with two items being downloaded to my desktop.  One indicates that it's a rollup for 64-bit, while the other doesn't indicate either 32-bit or 64-bit...but they have the same KB number,   3185330.  2016 Security Monthly Quality Rollup for Windows 7.
 
Remember...I had the Windows Update service disabled still.  I tried to run the 64-bit rollup...could not run because ... Read more

A:Finally...Resolved My Windows Update Problems

Hello hamluis thought I would share this with you. Its always nice when we figure out a problem.  I always run into issues with users computers that search and search for updates just to eventually fail.  I have found (thanks to another member) that running the solution provided here works: Try these instructions which were found on another forum Windows 7 Forum (so credit goes to them for the fix) 1. Download these two updates(making sure to grab the 32bit or 64bit according to your OS):April 2015 servicing stack update (KB3020369)July 2016 update rollup (KB3172605)2. Disconnect your internet connection.3. Open Windows Update, select 'Change settings' and change it to "Never check for updates". Click 'OK' to exit out of Control Panel.4. Open the start menu and type services.msc in the search bar.5. Scroll down to the Windows Update service -> right click -> select Properties. Change startup type to 'manual' and stop the service. Click 'OK'.6. Reboot the PC.7. Install the April 2015 servicing stack update (KB3020369).8. Install the July 2016 update rollup (KB3172605).9. Reboot the PC again once installed.10. Go back into Services and change Windows Update service back to 'Automatic (delayed start)' and then restart the service.11. Reconnect your internet.12. Open Windows Update and select 'Check for updates but let me choose'. Click 'OK'.13. Check for updates and it should hopefully pick them up within 5 - 10 minutes (depending on your conn... Read more

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Hi, I just spent about a week working with Ried over at the Malware forum and have cleared my computer of any malware. Unfortunately the issue of my computer slowing to a halt is continuing. My startups have been much better since I deleted Symantec, but I still run into problems with freezing, especially when I'm running the internet. If I watch a movie online I tend to freeze up even faster. I can often hear when this will start because my laptop will make louder sounds. It almost sounds like an engine shifting into a higher gear. Once it starts doing that I know that the end is near. Thank you very much for any help you can provide me with. Ried was awesome.

A:Finally cleared of Malware, Windows keeps crashing

bump, please

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Ok I was finally able to burn the 8.1 ISO to a DVD. However, when I went to do a "refresh" from the recovery screen it says no media available. I have been using Windows for a lot of years, and this has been the most frustrated I have ever been. How can I do a "Refresh" with the ISO mounted to a DVD ROM?

A:Recovery Related-Finally was able to burn Windows 8.1 ISO

Have looked at the reply in your other thread.

Any way to get a Windows 8.1 key ? Needed for restore

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Hello, I'm currently in safe mode in my windows 7 laptop which i can only access this computer by. The reason is because when i try to boot windows regularly, i get past the login screen then to be pwned by some black screen with my cursor only displaying.

What i think it's from?

I downloaded a software from IOBit called Advanced system care, then i ran a full system clean. I came back later to reset my laptop and encountered an update, i let it update. When the update was finished, i started getting the Black screen of death.

Things i tried:

- System restore (It couldn't find a restore due to the update)
- Uninstalling updates (No difference was made)
- The CTRL+ALT+DEL then some link for the fix (CTRL+ALT+DEL doesn't work)
- Start up repair (Nope, no difference)
- The /sfc command (It worked but, still no difference)

I'm think pretty much stuck as i don't have a Windows 7 CD, although i have a formatted USB, i'm considering downgrading to XP. But, i'm getting problems with that aswell.

All help will be appreciated !

A:Windows 7 Black screen after windows update/Advanced system care

my first suggestion just to see if we can get you booting is to open msconfig
(just type it in the search box in the start bar)
go to the startup tab, and untick everything there.
Reboot normally and see if you load.
Hopefully it's a startup application.
If this works you can slowly retick the items in msconfig under the startup tab until you find the program actually causing the problem.

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I am using Windows XP.
I ran a scan with Windows Advanced Care 2 Personal and repaired all errors that were recommended. The computer was restarted and now I can't open any files. I am getting an error message: "Windows cannot open this file. To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it." Even standard PC programs eg. Search, Windows media player, Windows games, etc. won't open. I can't even open Windows Advanced Care to try to restore.
Any solutions?
 

A:Windows cannot open files after scanning with Windows Advanced Care 2 Personal

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I bought a Windows Live One Care at wal-mart and I am having trouble getting it to load, it starts to load but when it comes to the download and installing page it gives me an error #0018-80070641 and tells me to contact support which I did and I uninstalled norton(my old security)and did the rest of what it said to do and still no luck getting Live One Care loaded, I am thinking about taking it back to Wally World and getting Norton again, also I am having trouble downloading my up dates from Microsoft they too won't load. I have a Dell Inspiron 531S, Do you have any suggestion before I make my trip to Wal-Mart? I am a 70yr. old novice when it comes to computers...
 

A:Windows Live one Care

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I ran across this suite on the Microsoft website being offered for a 90 day free trial.
how would this compare to things I am now using,such as Zone Alarm, Norton Antivirus,Ad-Aware,Windows Defender?
 

A:Windows Live One-Care

zone alarm for firewall?

If that is your current setup than it is fine. live one care is decent but there is better.
 

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I am trying to adjust to it and having some issues. first I will start with I ran these so far and it found several issues that may help the function of  chrome and bogging down.  first off i will address my primary concern that had me decide to tweak my laptop after months of not preforming the way I am accustom.  someone a while back downloaded bittorrent and I do not use it  ever so i wanted to uninstall and for some reason I was informed that I do not have adequate permission to do so..  one thing I want to get off my programs list   I also ran  the following if anyone might be able to point a few things out  I am not a great learner from reading as much as I am from hands on doing  so please bare with an ol timmer : Ccleaner:Shortcut Cleaner 1.3.9 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/Copyright 2008-2015 BleepingComputer.comMore Information about Shortcut Cleaner can be found at this link: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/shortcut-cleaner/ Windows Version: Windows 8.1 Program started at: 11/27/2015 08:05:56 PM. Scanning for registry hijacks:  * No issues found in the Registry. Searching for Hijacked Shortcuts: Searching C:\Users\linda\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ Searching C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\ Searching C:\Users\linda\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\ Searchin... Read more

A:where to begin.. not sure i care for windows 8.1 but anyway

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons: There are numerous programs which purport to improve system performance, make repairs and tune up a computer. Many of them include such features as a registry cleaner, registry optimizer, disk optimizer, etc. Some of these programs even incorporate optimization and registry cleaning features alongside anti-malware capabilities. These registry cleaners and optimizers claim to speed up your computer by finding and removing orphaned and corrupt registry entries that are responsible for slowing down system performance. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are borderline scams intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product. Credit for this goes to Quietman7, one of our Global Moderators. It looks like your Brother MFL-Pro Suite MFC-J470DW software may be corrupted.  Please uninstall it, then reinstall it from the disc which came with the printer.  After doing this please run the MiniToolBox again and post the results in your topic. You need to uninstall Spybot S & D.  At one time this was a good program, but it has fallen out of favor since it is no longer current. Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  When Speccy opens you will see a ... Read more

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I recently got talked into removing all the third party software I have for PC protection and maintenance and installing Windows Live One Care.

I guess I like it OK, and it seems to be doing the job. Does anyone else run this program and do you have any tips on how you use it? Any down side to using it that you have experienced?

Thanks.

P.S.
I don't need to hear from the ABM crowd on this subject.
 

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I am one week from having to replace my existing anti-virus/spyware and was wondering what everyone thought about one care.
 

A:windows live one care

No ,No, No.

Comodo Firewall Pro- http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

Why?- Highest scores on Leak Test and the features are amazing Link

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Why?-Highest scores on AV-Comparitves for 4 years on detection rates Link

SUPERAntiSpyware- http://downloads2.superantispyware.com/downloads/SUPERAntiSpyware.exe

Why?-Rated all over the internet (look it up) as one of the best lightweight Spyware eliminating software
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Windows One Live Care is HORRIBLE!
 

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I recently changed to the Vista OS (reluctantly but it was a gift) I also installed Windows Live One Care. I was wondering if anybody had anything or any experience with the program..Positive or negative!

Im finding it to be A-OK so far...2nd week.

Thanks
BSnodgras
 

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as you kkno my windows live 1 care is acting up...so im like u kno wat u saved me once and thats all...so i uninstalled and deleted i shutdown my computer the slow painful process....then irestarted...something happened...it started running a billion times faster than it usually did with WOC and iot loaded my account usually takes ten minutes to load all taskbar stuff....it took 2 today...evrything waz perfect and everything ran smooth...so message is...those have u who have WOC i reccomend uninstalling and getting a real anti-virus..

Thanx,
moomoo

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How often would you recommend to run the full scan option?. I seem to remember Usasma I think it was, mentioning, that using the full scan too often could damage the registry but couldn't find the article again via search. Wondered what the current thoughts were on this question, Bluesjunior.(Moderator edit: added Topic Description. jgweed)

A:Windows Live One Care

That is depending on the rest of your safety precautions. If you are propperly set up once a week will suffice

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Does not install to Windows 10

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I just downloaded and installed a copy of Windows LiveOne Care. I put in the wrong Login Id and it will not accept my Product Key numbers,etc. I cannot find a way to change the ID. It is supposed to be my email address I guess. I can't find a way to contact Windows LiveOne, either email or phone. I wish I had a phone number.
Why won't these security companies communicate with you?
I don't have much experience at this and need some help immediately.

Should I unistall the program and reinstall or what? thankyou
 

A:windows liveone care

You may get better assistance here

http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1740&SiteID=2
 

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Does anybody use this? If so how do you like it? How user friendly is it? It is easy to install and operate? I'm shopping around and looking for some input.

A:windows live one care

I use Fumz Plus Seven Care.

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Hello, I have had Windows Live One Care for 90 days on their free trial subscription, but its about to expire. Does anyone know how I could get it again free for another 90 days? The reason I am asking, is because I like the tool, but it is expensive to purchase! Microsoft is wanting about $50.00 to keep it running after the 90 days!

A:Windows Live One Care

There is some information about Windows Live:http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/07/...indows-Live.php

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tried regedit, add and remove, so shut it down in service.msc i want to completely remove.
thanks

A:Windows One Live Care

Do you also have Defender installed? If so you need to uninstall both Windows One Care Live and Defender via add/remove programs in control panel. If you still have issues, you can contact support at the following link: Windows Live OneCare Help CenterBe (One Care Uninstall) SafeDa Bleepin AniMod, Animal

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For the past week I have been working with IoBit in testing various betas of Advanced Windows Care.

Finally after many unreleased betas, I now have Advanced Windows Care working with Vista x64.

I would say that it won't be too long before they release the final version of Advanced Windows Care that is compatible with x64.

I consider Advanced Windows Care to be a great all in one program and after I had problems with their beta, I offered to test for them.

I will update this thread once it's released.

A:Advanced Windows Care

I also downloaded and have tried the Beta. But I have been using the Personal(Free) edition for some time now, on 64 and 32 bit. I would recommend it as an all in one disk cleaner and reg cleaner to anyone. I run it once a week, on the defaults, and it has not (so far!) let me down.
I have also tried the Beta on the 64 bit Vista. It seemed to do it's job, but of course, I did not get any extra speed advantages as it is still 32 bit coding only.

Anyone interested can fetch the Beta from here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5927
or the Personal (Free) edition from here:
http://www.iobit.com/advancedwindows...l?Str=download

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I currently use Avira & Windows Defender. I looked at this one care so my question is
which system is better in your opinion.

Thanks
 

A:Solved: Windows one care

I would recommend you to used Avira and windows Defender. Windows one care will access more cpu usage and hence your computer will be slower.
 

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is it worth uninstalling avast and spyware terminator to install WLOC.?

thanks
 

A:windows live one care

Read these reviews of Live One Care :

http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/wloc2.asp

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141190-c,securitysoftware/article.html
 

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Ok I love to use windows 98 2nd edition but now needing to upgrade as the world has moved on the problem is
Compatibility of my hardware: now I have the drivers on cd and on my pc I made a backup copy when I get to the part that says supply the files it doesnt acknowledge them from the copy on pc and if I try to put in cd to provide them it goes to bluescreen saying error reading cd
now how Am I to supply the file when either way it will not let me? and how can I preinstall it when I need win 98 file to run my pc?

here is list the the compatibilty check stated:

BDA IpSink [not currently present]
BDAMPEFilter[not currently present]
BDA SlipDeframer [not currently present]
IntellUSB 2.0Enhanced host controller 24d3
Intel [R]82801 EB SMbus controller24d3
Internet Connection Sharing
NABTS/FECVBI Codec[not currently present]
Nvidia GeForce 5700LE
USB 2.0 Root Hub Device
World Standard Teletext Codec [not currently present]


2. I tried booting from cd it states that the following file is missing or corrupt<windows2000root>\system32\ntoskrnl.exe please reinstall a copy of the above file

3. Then I tried making the 4 floppies for a floppy boot it stated setup. txt is missing when it tried booting
4.Now problems 2 and 3 could that be
from the fact that
I am trying to install from a Backup copy
[not original cd of windows 2000] Im asking is
windows 2000 copy protected?
I Would Appreciate Any Help
TY
James Mihm
 

A:Trying to finally upgrade from windows 98 to windows 2000

Sorry very much but I don't understand;what CD are you using & exactly which files
are you missing?Drivers for 2000 & 98se are different if you mean modem drivers?The
file system is different from memory-2000 using NTFS(New Technology File System)-98
built upon DOS.Thats the compatability issue-everything for the drivers is on the net,
Drivers .com is a place to start-all other files also available here and there.Look at
www.windowsreinstall.com for the info&links.
 

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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Windows 10:
Why it's finally time to upgrade from Windows 7

Carey Frisch

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