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Does Older Hardware Not Support GPT?

Q: Does Older Hardware Not Support GPT?

I have an older, quad-core HP Pavilion d4990y (desktop) that originally shipped with 32-bit Vista and 4 Gbytes RAM. After about a week of research I reasonably certain that I can run Win7 Pro, 64-bit with 4 x 2 Gbytes RAM (= 8 Gbytes). Given the anticipated performance increase, his seems like an upgrade worth doing to me, but I'd like more experienced and better informed people to give my plan a once-over.

1) HP shipped this model with 64-bit Vista, so 64-bit drivers are available, and I assume that if they work for Vista, they will also work for Win7.

HP Pavilion Ultimate d4990y CTO Desktop PC Drivers & Downloads | HP? Support

2) According the specs for this machine, it can take 8 Gbytes RAM:

Contact HP Support and Customer Service | HP?*Support


Maximum memory:
8 GB (4 x 2 GB) (64-bit OS)


I've also purchased a 2 Tbyte HD from NewEgg, and somewhere I read that the hard drive must be "formated" GPT, which I had never heard of before, so I went reading up on it:


At first I thought GPT was some sort of "upgrade" from NTFS because statements about it were phrased that you "format GPT", like you "format NTFS", but someone on another forum has told me that GPT is an alternative to MBR (Master Boot Record), and so I assume that you can have a NTFS-formatted hard drive that can either be formatted in MBR or GPT. Use of the language is real important to me for learning, so if someone can tell my how these ideas are conveyed I would appreciate it greatly.

But the main question is whether or not hardware compatibility is an issue with GPT. Can I assume that a system that shipped with a 64-bit Operating System can work with a 2 Tbyte hard drive formatted GPT? Also how does the GPT aspect of the formatting happen? Is it a standalone operation prior to the O/S install, does the Win7 Pro 64-bit give you the option during O/S installation, or is it just assumed and happen silently in the background during installation, or some 4th option I haven't thought of?

Preferred Solution: Does Older Hardware Not Support GPT?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Does Older Hardware Not Support GPT?

You cannot install Windows OS on a GPT initialized drive unless your motherboard supports new UEFI Bios, and you are installing Windows 8.0 or 8.1. Which yours does not support. You can install a GPT initialized drive as a storage drive, just not as a bootable Windows drive.
A 2TB drive does not need to be Initialized GPT, it still can be MBR and Formatted NTFS. Anything larger the 2.2TB would need to be Initialized GPT.
According to your specs, you should be able to instal 8GB or RAM if you are running a Windows 64 bit OS

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I'm having some real issues with my Dell XPS 400 and I'm desperately seeking help. I'm running WinXP Pro and this pc
is only about 16 months old. It has the original factory installed ram (1 gig) , a 320 gig hard drive and the processor is an
Intel ViiV. I have been getting a blue error screen with ***Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check
/ Memory Parity Error - System was halted*** that lasted for a few hours. I had to hold the power button in for several seconds each time
to shut it down. I ran both the Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic tests, as well as the Memtest 86 , each several times. The results were always
"no memory errors". I attempted a few times, unsucessfully, using the F11 key to reach the Acronis recovery partition. I booted using my XP
disk but was unable to re-install. Windows would begin to load and then the blue screen with the same error message would occur. Finally,
I was able to access the Acronis recovery manager and restore my pc but on reboot it began to run ChkDsk. Now it keeps rebooting and running
a new disk check over and over and over..........................I have tried to cancel the ChkDsk using the keyboard but it keeps running. I'm at a loss, as to what else,
if anything I can do, (besides ripping my hair out by the roots)

A:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

UPDATE: I was waiting for the Dell hardware diagnostics test results to finish. It took several hours and basically the same result as the memory tests. No hardware failure, I'm thinking motherboard?

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Hi Guys,

I have a really old notebook machine, manufactured in 2005. Its an Acer TravelMate 4270 with an ATI Mobility Radeon x1600 graphic card. I know that its too old to a win8 but I am very corious about the new OPsystem, as always. Everything worked fine with the main installation, but the VGA... you know, the old driver cant be installed, the system says that the driver is not up to date. But AMD wrote in news at 13th sept that they released a win8 compaitble driver for all of their products.

I tried every way to install the driver, also Catalyst Center 10.2 and 11.8, then changed in the properties menu the compatibility mode to win7 and xp - without success. Have You got any tips what to do now? I have in this way only sh*t resolution, and my video performance is really "unpalatable". Where can I find a good solution to have the x1600 driver on win8?

Thanx, Regards:

A:Older ATI card, no support... Pls help!

Try to Download driver ATI X2500 on http://global-download.acer.com/GDFi...=Acer&SC=AAP_8

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Dear sir, I wanted to know if my NIC has HW support for PTPv2 protocol(IEEE 1588) and hardware time stamping . I also wanted more details on the network interface that i haveThank You in advance for any help 

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At the end of this month, Avast will end support for our older consumer versions of Avast Antivirus. Those are: Avast Free Antivirus, Avast Pro Antivirus, Avast Internet Security, and Avast Premier.

A good antivirus program is a necessity to protect your Windows PC from malware attacks, to keep your computer running smoothly, and to protect your online identity and personal data. Over the past 3 years, Avast engineers have improved our database of known virus definitions, themechanism in which zero- day and widespread malware are detected, and the frequency of streaming updates sent to our customers. Avast 2015, with its unique Home Network Securityfeature which scans your home network for potential risks, is our best performing security product yet.

After May 31st, 2015, Avast will no longer provide security patches or technical support for versions 8.0.1497 and lower. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that could be exploited by malware, endangering your machine and the data on it. Please update to the latest version so you can receive regular security updates and benefit from the enhanced features and higher detection rates that protect your computer from malicious attacks. This update is also recommended because the latest version is compatible with Windows 10.

If you are running an older version of Avast, you can easily move to the latest version of Avast 2015.

How to check for the latest version and do a program update
If you need to update later, here?s a qu... Read more

A:Support for older Avast versions will end

In the blog post it shows how to upgrade avast v9 (2014), but it's noted that v8 and below will be unsupported.

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I have just had a pop up telling me Microsoft are ending support for older versions of windows - and I am sure I have an old one but I can't remember how to find out which.

How do I update to one that will be supported? Do I have to buy a disc or do it online?

Many thanks and kind regards..........Margaret

A:Ending Support for older Windows

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I had another (yet another) round of virus scares with my mom this evening, and I thought I'd pop in here to see if anyone has any suggestions or things that worked for them in helping older relatives deal with the scary world of computers.
My mom is the most technophobe person I can imagine.  She uses the computer for only a handful of things - posting on Facebook, playing Words with Friends with *her* mother on Facebook, organizing photo albums on Snapfish, and answering emails.  An occasional google search when she's feeling daring.   Despite years of doing these activities fairly regularly, she still has *no* concept of how file storage works (I tell her to go to her "C:" drive and get a blank stare, and the multiple layouts you might get when browsing for a file in different places within Windows is an unending headache for me.
So, I get a lot of "this random window popped up" calls and trying to talk her through figuring out if it's a serious malware threat vs. some stupid ad-designed-to-look-like-malware is always an exercise in frustration for me and her asking me over and over "Who can I call so I don't bother you?" and me having to reassure her that my frustration is at my own inability to help more easily and not at her for calling. 
So, my question:  I'm not any huge tech expert myself, so my ability to help her with this sort of thing over the phone is always limited when I can't see the screen.  Looking for... Read more

A:Being tech support for older relatives

The one thing I'd definitely recommend, given what you've offered, is that you create an account on that computer for yourself with administrator privileges and then use it to remove administrator privileges from your Mom's account (and any others that might be on that machine where the user of said account falls into the same broad "tech illiterate" category as your Mom).
For yourself, if you have two computers handy, I'd start practicing with Windows Remote Assistance so that you not only see what it's like to remote in using it but also know how to walk your Mom through issuing you an invitation (make a set of step-by-step instructions you can read off to her so that you know you don't skip any steps) if it becomes necessary.  Of course, if a machine is actually frozen then it's frozen and the usual "fix" for that is the hard shutdown done by holding the power button in until the power is cut.
The fact of the matter is that most infections whether from viruses, adware, or malware of any sort do not "sneak on" to a computer but are directly invited in by user action (and very often involve having to install something - which a standard account cannot do - thus heading off a lot of issues).  It is clear that your Mom is doing the fairly typical panic clicking on buttons and links when things pop up (and is probably denying having done so afterward or just gets so flustered she actually doesn't remember exactly what she's done).
The fewer p... Read more

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I just installed Windows Vista Home Premium onto my shiny new hard drive, and I'm thinking "Whoo hoo! New computer! Now, lets play some music!".

Only problem is, I've got a Aureal Vortex AU8820, and the drivers I was able to find are giving me some problems. They're all outdated, or contain some sort of errors. Is there any way I can fix this and get back to my music?

A:Older Hardware, Newer OS

Time to buy a new card or get some head phones.

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I would like to start up grading with the ethernet but it's built into the board.  Can I install a card and possibly a wireless if possible. Wired is Okay to. Then I would like to move forward in priority to installation of other hardware. I have been checking on boards, power supply, graphic cards and so fourth. Just don't know where to begin. Can you help to get right info. and parts. Poppy.

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I have several Kingston flash drives which are older only says it supports
Windows XP and VIsta. Is it possible to make it so can use it on a Windows 7
computer ? At the moment when I try to use it on Windows 7 it doesn't recognize the drive AND doesn't show up on right bottom system tray.
Is there a way to convert the Kingston Flash drive so can be used for
Windows 7 as well ?


A:Support for Older Kingston Flash Drives

Does the drive show up in "Explorer"?

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Nvidia has announced that it is going to be dropping driver support for a large number of its old graphics cards, including essentially the entire 8-series, 9-series, 100-series, 200-series, 300-series, and one card (the GeForce 405) from its 400-series. This includes mobileand desktop products. Support for a number of professional workstation products is also being terminated.


A:Nvidia dropping support for older gen cards

It happens. They can't waste resources on legacy cards/chips. Heck, I have some really old cards in a box somewhere, don't expect to pull them out and install on Windows 8.

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As time goes on and a product catalog grows, it's not unusual for a company to reduce and eventually eliminate support for older products. In the case of ATI, AMD's graphics division, a new decision to reduce support for older graphics chips is about to take effect. To date, ATI has provided a new WHQL certified driver every month to nearly every graphics card capable of DirectX 9 acceleration. That includes cards all the way back to 2002's Radeon 9700 Pro. After this month's Catalyst 9.3 release, that will not be the case.
After Catalyst 9.3, products prior to the R6xx generation of graphics cards (that go by the Radeon HD 2000 series brand names) will be changed to "legacy support status." This means that these products will get quarterly WHQL driver updates, instead of monthly updates. AMD assures us that these products will still receive critical "hotfix" drivers if high-priority fixes are needed.

more: ExtremeTech

A:ATI Reduces Support for Older Graphics Cards

Oh i hate you ATi!

New card for me then...

It says "After Catalyst 9.3" does this mean 9.3 will support them?

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Hi, i can't find any information on wheither this particular model supports pcie ssd, for example a  http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/memory-storage/ssd/950-pro/MZ-V5P512BW i did find notes inthe bios update page which says: http://h20565.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5286856&swItemId=wk_171796_1&swEnvOid=419...Version:3.90 Rev.A (8 Aug 2016)FixesThe following fix has been made in BIOS version 03.90:? Fixes an issue where system would not boot when cards with large MMIO are installed. i think MMIO has something to do with pcie drive but i'm not in IT so i don't really know too much about this. so in summary: Will i be able to install and boot from a samsung 950 pro nvme m.2 ssd (or equvalent) using a z620 equipped with 2 xeon e5 - 2670 v1( i dont think it has a m2 slot but can't you just use a pci-e slot)  

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I was wondering if you guys could help me with some of my college work. I have been given some user requirements and have had to specify a system that would be best for the user. As they software that is going to run on it is extremely old, it does not need the best hardware, so I was wondering if any one knew of anywebsites that sold old hardware (preferably new, not second hand).

The hardware I have specified is this;


Processor Pentium 200Mhz
Memory 64MB
Hard-Disc Space 2.5GB
Video SVGA
Peripherals 3 1\2 Inch Floppy, CD-ROM, Mouse
Other Modem, Network card
Software Windows 95, Office 97

Now I have to make to quotations on price, so as many hardware selling websites as you can thing off

A:Websites selling older hardware?





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I am looking for a solution to a lack of a joystick connection on my computer. I know that I could put an older sound card with a built in came controller. I just don't want to loose sound quality in doing so. Any Ideas?

A:Solved: I need hardware to use with older games.

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What is end of support?
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

What does this mean?
It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

Read the Windows lifecycle FAQ sheet to learn more.

A:Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends

I found out about that earlier when I reinstalled Vista. Tried to update it past ie 9 but it will not install ie 10 or ie 11.  So I guess I will have to use a different browser until vista support also ends which will not be much longer itself.

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I have an older desktop Compaq Presario SR5707C circa '08 originally ran windows vista upgraded to windows 7 motherboard is a MCP61PM-HM (Iris8) NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 onboard graphics AMD Athlon X2 4850e processor power supply 250w brand unknown problem: originally froze with vertical lines appearing on screen. was having hangup issues. Now either freezes ourtright or restarts itself or gives BSOD.

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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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I've got an HP Omnibook 4100 laptop that recently puttered out on me--or, more accurately, the monitor did. Well...the monitor itself works just fine, but it has for some reason pretty much lost the signal from the computer to the screen. Occasionally the picture will come on (usually not for long), and the backlight functions correctly which leads me to believe it's not a problem with the monitor/LCD screen itself, but rather, with a connection between the computer and the monitor.

Anyway, I took it to a computer repair shop. The guy there said that he would venture to guess that there is a bad "connector" (didn't specify what connector), and that the particular connector that had gone bad is usually a weak point in most HP laptops. However, they wanted $42 just to look at it, not to mention what it would cost them to fix it, so I figured I'd better ask someone for help and see if I or a skilled friend can fix it for much less. So my question to you all is, what do you think the problem could be? If it's a bad connector, can you give me some information on what type of connector has probably gone bad and where I can get a replacement? Also, is there anywhere that I can obtain a diagram of the guts of this particular laptop so I better idea of where this "connector" might be?

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i know these games arent THAT old... as i played them in windows 7 64bit, before i downgraded to XP so i could use XP in parallels... i will say no more about that.

anywAYS... the games are Unreal, and Unreal Tournament. and they run TOO fast, like 150-200% of what they should be running at. if i adjust the game speed, that helps, but then slows it down waaaay too much, until a guy shoots at me, then it immediately speeds up again, im dead, and then it slows. lol. seems like that anyway. here are my specs.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 2.8GHz
Geforce 7900 GS 256MB PCI-E
4GB 800MHz DDR-2
on-board 5.1 hardware surround sound
500GB SATA Western Digital (a Unix-based OS installed, its against forum rules to specify which one)
120GB IDE Maxtor (windows XP)

unreal tournament 2004, and unreal 2 run perfectly, however these older games run TOO fast. i know theres a way to turn off one of the cores of the processor, but i have the unreal anthology. how would i turn off the extra core for the all in one games?

A:question regarding older game titles on newer hardware too fast


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I had my new computer assembled (64 bits) and running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits. Now I am trying to make work some of my old computer's software, that I want to use. I am having some software and hardware problems:
1 - I want to install my printer, but the options for ports that appear on the list are: LPT1 to LPT3, COM1 to COM4 and XPSPort(local). The computer not has where to connect my LPT cable and I never heard of XPSPort(Port), any suggestion?
2 - I installed CoolEditPro 2.0 without error, but, when I want to run it, I receive the message WMVcore2.dll is missing. I found this file on my old computer's folder C:\winnt\system32. Probably only copy this file to my new computer, will not solve the problem. It probably is part of any other software that I not installed on my new computer. Any idea which software would install this dll?
3 - Installation of my Office2000 went fine. All works well, exception Outlook2000. I was able to open my pst file but, when I click on Addresses, I receive a message that wab.dll is missing. In my old computer, I not found this wab.dll, only outlwab.dll. I downloaded Thunderbird, installed it and was able to import my emails and address book.
4 - my scanner is a Genius CP-HR7x Slim. I tried to install the drivers that I have on the CD that came with the scanner. The driver installed without error, but Windows not recognizes my scanner. Is there any safe place where I can download 64 bits drive for my scanner?
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A:Solved: Problems installing older softw/hardware on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits

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I have a common rail injector tester, it has a atom based mother board. I need to replace it to install new update as this prosesser is very slow and does not support this new software update. I was told by the company to replace the mother board to Asus ht110 .but I have no idea how to do it, guys is there any way to by pass my old mother board and use my laptop instead?


A:Hardware support

I have a common rail injector testerClick to expand...

Is this a fuel injector tester?
Next replacing the motherboard and processor is not all that difficult. Really it is the pw connector, a few screws, hd connector and whatever case leads are used. If this tester uses a windows operating system, you are either going to have to clean install OR follow the procedure outlined at the top of the forum. If it uses linux, you should just be able to connect the drive and be done.

FWIW intel atom is pretty much junk. I have to use a tablet at work that uses one and it is a constant source of problems, "fixes" etc.

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My problem starts when i get some error messages to which i believe is connected to hardware and i always experience the lock ups and freezes whenever i try to run certain programs like MS Office.
Then one time, as i was writing music to a data cd, i saw smoke inside my system and i found out that my internal modem was busted and burned.
i checked the slot and i think its ok. I tried to restart my PC but its not booting to BIOS anymore. im hearing a tick sound. what seems to be the problem with it. Could it be my memory or video card or my main board. I checked the fan of my CPU and it is still working. What can you suggest me.

A:Hardware Support please help

Hi Technoob,

I hate to say this but it's possible that the modem burned out the motherboard as well. But don't get your hopes down. Try this, reseat your videocard and ram and then fire up your system and see if anything comes in the screen.

Try a spare videocard as well and see if that helps at all. Overall, im thinkin the modem took the motherboard to the grave with it.

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Have a game 1944. error message The program requires hardware T&l stencil support (thus 32 bpp desktop) open window failed.

Min requirements pc
pentium 1 pentium 2.2
256 ram 2 gb ram
64 mb rgaphics card intel g33/31 express chipset family
direct x 9 direct x 10
1.2 gb free space more than enough

this is a fairly new pc and the game should work.
read previous post about this and was the graphics card

under display settings colour quality 32 bit 1280x1024 refresh rate 60 Hetz
have change that 60 hetz before .Is the display settings wrong. Doubt if i need a new graphics card. any help

A:Hardware T & L support

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I need help. I know about computers and I try my best always to learn more. And honestly this sites is really good and I have learned so much, so thank you. But I am kind of puzzle over an issue.

I got a laptop to fix, the symptoms were as follow. It bootup but it got stuck and nothing happens, so however, I tried bootup disk, hirens, windows repair and so many other repair programs, anyway, I never get it fix, and I got stuck with issues like this all of the time, so what I do I pass the job to a friend of mine who is an IT. and Bang he gets it fix and get paid for it. He does not delete nothing, and he will not tell me how he fixes, but I would like to know so I dont passes jobs like this anymore. if someone can tell me what I need to study or what or how this is done.

Thanks alot


A:Hardware support

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You just can't beat Microsoft hardware support. I called them because the Wireless Desktop 2000 I bought occasionally, randomly misses keystrokes. They offered to replace it with the 4000 model no questions asked. I don't even have to send the old one back to them. You'd think mean ole Microsoft was trying to out-nice Apple or something

A:Microsoft Hardware Support

Hm. Think I could get them to replace my original Natural Keyboard with one of the new black ones? The problem with this one? It's old! And dirty. "I need a new mouse!" (rep to the first point that gets that)

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I was wondering if the power supply below is enough to support my hardware. I don't do any gaming, but do some video editing and DVD copying. Appreciate your input on this topic.

I have an Intel I7-4770K
32 GB of 2400Mhz G.skill Trident ram
FirePower ModXStream Pro 600W 80Plus Semi-Modular High Performance ATX PC Power Supply 600MXSP, formerly PC Power & Cooling

A:Is my PSU strong enough to support my hardware

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I am planning to make a education software consisting on video lectures. Is there any hardware like read only device or something else on which i can put a security key which cant be deleted or copied and through which i can secure my software.
A user must need this hardware to start the software
Software will be copied on windows system and every time if a user want to open he or she must need this device to start this software.
Or is there any other advice or recommendation for the security

A:Security Hardware Support

see if there is an online publishing company

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One of our's HP 250 G3 don't boot.I'm looking for HP support in Israel. Thank you.

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Hello, I bought the Dell XPS 9350 Intel core i5 model on Amazon less then a month ago and it worked perfectly until I started noticing a very annoying buzzing coming from the fan with little pressure on the internals. I contacted two different del support reps and they both suggested sending it to the Dell depot. I already shipped it and it is en route but my question is regarding their part replacement. In the notesI requested that they only use brand new parts in my system and not refurbished or used parts. I have a good amount of doubt that they will do that but I am wondering if there is a way I can tell if they put a refurb part in or not? And after reading the horror stories of the depot if my laptop continues to have issues what steps can I take to get a full refund or replacement? (Dell warranty is good for around a year still, Amazon return is not possible anymore)

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my speakers dont work...i am on safemode..because my computer will not boot unless i boot on safemode..newayz..wen im on safemode..my speakers dont seem to work...how do i turn them on?...wen ever i try to lissen to music or sumthing..it says..no audio device is installed..
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A:My speakers [Moved from Hardware Support]

Safe mode is used for diagnosing problems and not intended for regular use, when in safe mode the drivers for sound are not loaded thats why your speakers are not working.

Explain to us what caused your computer not to boot in regular mode

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Dear all,I'm eager to buy a Yoga 520 81C800LID, but I need to upgrade the memory from 8GB to 16GB and add a SSD storage.Could someone plesae answer me 1. What type of memory does it support (DDR3 or DDR4 and what speed does it support) ?2. Does it support SSD PCIe NVMe such as Samsung 960 EVO ? Thank you.

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I have an ATi Radeon 2600XT and I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Edition 64 bit.

When I go to hardware acceleration (Display > Resolution > Advanced - not sure of the exact steps but been there several times), the "Troubleshoot" button, from where the hardware acceleration settings can be modified, is greyed out.

This is a common problem it seems, but I cannot solve this. I am running the latest CCC drivers from ATi.

To make things even more confusing, I used to run VMWare Workstation 6.5 and Windows Server 2008 R2. I could happily adjust the hardware acceleration setttings (had not updated the ATi drivers but VMWare uses its own display drivers). I then got VMWare Workstation 7.0 and I could not adjust hardware acceleration.

Any ideas how I can resolve this?


A:Cannot edit hardware acceleration (no support)

Install the driver by using this method:

Install AGP Drivers for HD 3850, 3650, 2400 PRO

That's an AGP card you have, right? (Could be either, so I have to ask.)

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I have a DELL Inspirion 6000 laptop.

There are a few problems...


The key board is not working. It was working initially and then I deleted a few things to ward of the security threat then it doesnt work anymore.


A little tougher to explain..
Lets say I am typing in the 2nd line and the mouse arrow is in the 1st line position, then after some time the cursor poistion is shifted to the 1st line, even though I have not changed it. I thought intially it maybe I have pressed some key on the keyboard but it keeps on happening, so I am pretty sure its not any keys pressed on the keyboard. So if anyone can please understand and help me out, thank u very much...


When I visit some web sites the ad images are not appearing at all. A example is attached in the word document. The problem areas are marked in red circles...

Please do help me.


A:Not sure which support forum - but need help [moved from Hardware]

Let's make sure you are malware free before we look into the remaining issues.

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If you are running the Windows 7? Release Candidate, the following information will help you select the correct Microsoft Hardware beta software.
For the best Microsoft Hardware device and software performance, it?s essential to install all of the important and recommended Windows updates from the Windows Update site.

This table contains the Microsoft Hardware support information for Windows 7 RC. Please read the release notes before installing the software.

The following table lists the software you will need to install to support Microsoft Hardware products that are available today for the 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The notes column contains late-breaking information and additional details that you will need to read and reference in order to install the software. Please read the notes before you install the software. Product Release Notes include information about 32-bit and 64-bit products wherever appropriate.

via Microsoft Hardware Support for the Windows? 7 RC Release

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A:Microsoft Hardware Support For Windows 7 RC

Thanks DA.

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I'm using STOMP Backup MyPc 4.85 as my backup software, with Windows XP OEM, Svc Pk 1 (all critical updates included).

I also have (AMD) Athlon 2100+ processor (1.73 MGHz) and an NForce Motherboard.

Question 1: If I experience a system crash involving the motherboard, CD-ROM, DVD, or processor, do I have to replace all the damaged hardware with the same hardware in order to recover all of my files and settings?

Question 2: Can I upgrade the damaged hardware and still recover my system with the recovery backup?

Question 3: If I change (different brand) or upgrade the damaged hardware, is my disaster recovery toast?!!

I appreciate any advice you can offer. Thanx


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For my computer, I have an Acer Aspire 5733z model. And I would like to know on how to install a driver to make it compatible with my computer hardware. Like my motherboard for example. My laptop has an HM55 chipset, and 4 GB of memory. I found an interesting article about how to hack a driver to support the hardware on the computer. If I find the article, I will let you know. But for now, that's about all I have to say. But anyway, just let me know on how to hack some of my drivers. So thank you very much for your time!

A:I would like to know on how to hack a driver to support my hardware

Not recommended! it could cause a lot of issues with your system cause conflict with other drivers, and BOSD'S. Go to the manufacture of your computer and look for a compatible drivers for your chipset, or the manufacture of your motherboard and download and install the chipset drivers for Windows 7 64bit. I believe hacking drivers is not possible also it is ill advised your system could become useless, and unusable. Why could you want a hacked and unstable drivers for your chipset when the manufacture of your laptop has a compatible drivers for laptop as a whole chipset, video, audio plus more for Windows 7?

Chipset drivers for your laptop Download and install.

We do not condone to hacking here at TSF!

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Hi all - I'd like to get an idea about how the hardware support might work for my dropped and broken Yoga 12. I created a service ticket on the Lenovo site. Will they call or email me? If so, how long will it take?

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Im looking to add the pixelview play tv pro pci card to my dell desktop computer but i have heard that dell computers will tend to not support upgrades and other enhancements that are not a dell product. I was hoping to know if this problem had occurred with anyone else and if someone has already installed this product on their dell desktop.

- Please refrain from double posting

A:do dell computers support this hardware

Well, Dell will not support it, but by this I mean if you call Tech support they might try to blame that card for whatever problem you have. Other than that, it will probably be fine unless you maxed the system out on options when you bought it.

Your specs in profile are a bit vague, if you'd post your specs or your service tag, I can tell you for sure whether your system would be able to support it as far as power requirements and such.

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Hey all. Been reading the forums here for a few weeks while trying to get a handle on the malware situation I've got going on. It's been helpful and everyone here seems quite knowledgeable, so I'm finally going to just ask for help and hope someone thinks they may be able to do something to assist. I build my own systems and have probably done a hundred or more Windows installs and nearly as many (K/X/L)ubuntu setups, and this is the first time I've ever felt like what I'm trying to troubleshoot is far above my pay grade. 
All six of the PC's in my home are down for the count right now. Whatever I have going on either spread via USB device prior to showing its teeth, or via the home network. I've established this thing is hardware-resident and I just want avoid abandoning six high-end machines for trash. I've been working between Windows 7 and Xubuntu in attempts to pin down the chain of re infection, and will do a clean windows 7 install to run diagnostics from. I have to physically pull my wireless card to stop from dialing out in the background and randomly killing tasks, so please forgive that I intent to post this and then go back and download/run the normal diagnostics to update it with. 
So, here is what I know:
-Started out as unexplained high GPU temps. Unexplained meaning incredibly high temps with no actual load on the GPU per GPU-Z tool. Found this to hold true for both my AMD and Nvidia cards, meaning it is not a bad card/driver or ... Read more

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My laptop has faulty memory. The memory is permanently fixed to the motherboard so it cannot be easily replaced by me. According to the warranty check, I have an active "HP Bundled Hardware Offsite Support" but I'm not quite sure what that means. I opened a case and explained the issue, and they got back to me claiming my laptop was out of warranty, and directed me to contact the HP sales team to purchase new memory. What I find staggering here is that HP's customer support doesn't even know their own products. How can I purchase new memory when I have no way to fit it? Can somebody please explain what "HP Bundled Hardware Offsite Support" actually covers? I am getting absolutely nowhere with HP's support. I spent a fortune on this laptop and I'm so very disappointed to find it has barely lasted just over a year and HP's support has so far been entirely unhelpful.    

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I bought this at Walmart and was unaware of 90 day software warranty.. tech support said probably that. It's very slow booting up and freezes all the time system and hardware check passed. Help please! 

A:Already called tech support..I have run complete hardware & ...

ZebraED  This is just a community forum staffed by volunteers.  HP maintains no official presence here, and we are not authorized to deal with product return or warranty issues. You say you have already spoken to HP Tech Support.  You may contact HP Customer Support, if you wish:  If you live in the US or Canada, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/phone-assist.html#section1If you live elsewhere, contact information is on this page: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-contact-us.htmlNOTE: After you get through, stay on the line until you are finally able to talk to some one -- it can take a while!If you have trouble finding a phone number, then try: 1 (800) 474-6836Good Luck  

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recently published driver downloads
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Hi I just built a computer and every time I try to load csgo a page pops up and it says your graphics hardware does not support all features (csm) and I looked in the device manager and the name of my graphics card won't pop up

A:Graphics card hardware does not support all features

Please list your complete system specs. Have you installed the driver/software package for your GPU?

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I found out this really cool hack and there is a way to hack any of my drivers in my Device Manager. I would really like to try this out, but I have to make an Inf file in order to do this. But I am not sure at all on how to do this because this is complicated stuff. I also think that I have to go into my Registry editor and edit some changes there. Because I found this hack from this website. Here I will give you the link. it's here: The obsessions of an electronics freak: How To: Hack a driver to support your hardware. That is the link right there.

So I read this web page very well, but I couldn't understand on how to do this process at all! So can you please help me figure out on how to do this? Because I really want to see how cool this will work. Well anyway, check out that web page that I gave you, because it's a pretty interesting article, I must say. And also, don't forget to get back to me as soon as possible, when you can. Because I really would like to know much more about this important stuff. And I also would like to know on how to make an Inf file (Information system) file, that is. So I will be waiting for my response from you very soon as possible. So thank you very much now!

A:How do I hack a driver to support my hardware in my Device Manager?

First off, I would strongly suggest that you back up any files that you plan on editing. Perhaps create a system restore point as well.

I took a quick glance at the site you linked, and it looks like you just have to edit the .inf file in question. If that is the case, you can just edit it with Wordpad or Notepad.

Why don't you give the process a try and let us know how it works out. Feel free to post back with most specific questions.

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Hi friends,
I have a IBM laptop with windows xp OS and had soundmax audio driver installed. I uninstalled it and now not able to install again. When I run the setup I get no driver found error.. Please help. None of the solutions in google helped

Below is the information about my system
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 246 Mb
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20000 MB, Free - 6787 MB; D: Total - 10003 MB, Free - 5094 MB; E: Total - 8150 MB, Free - 5924 MB;
Motherboard: IBM, 2887NQ7
Antivirus: AVG update module, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled


A:The audio driver files do not support your computer hardware

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