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Password Requirement other than Restart

Q: Password Requirement other than Restart

Vista requires a password when one restarts the computer but not for hibernate or sleep mode. How may one set up Vista to require a password for hibernate mode?

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A: Password Requirement other than Restart

Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Power Options

Link on top left - "Require a password on wakeup"

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Hi, I have a client who JUST about got nailed by the little b******s that push a fake virus page to you then give you a number to call etc etc. 
They called me JUST as they were ALSO on the phone with the scammer, and I got them to hang up before any serious damage could be done...especially to their VISA card!
However, the little buggers managed to put a start up password in Windows BEFORE you get to the users/login screen. This is where the fortunate part comes in. The client was WATCHING AND PAYING ATTENTION! (I know! How rare is that???)
The password used was 'inbound'.
So to use the computer, all you have to do is put in the password 'inbound' and you get to the login screen. 
The faker created a homegroup and a hidden homegroup admin account for himself. I got rid of the homegroup and that user, but try as I might, I can't find out where you go to get rid of that password requirement. 
Any ideas?
(Win 7 home on an Asus i5 laptop)

A:Getting rid of Win7 Startup Password requirement when you know the password!

Is the password box the same as what is shown on this page.That would be a System password that can be removed by copying the System   (Sam) Hive from the Regback folder of C:\Windows\System32\config\Regback. 
 
First option is to do a System Restore . Edit: It should be SAM hive. Sorry.
 
Second would be to use a live linux disk to rename the System Hive in C:\Windows\System32\config\ and copy the one from Regback. This would only work if the date on the System Hive in Regback is before the problem began.
 
Edit: There is a file on the page but I have never downloaded it or used it. I suggest you at least scan it with Virustotal if you wish to use it to disable the password box.

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Hello anyone/everyone,
Not sure if this is the correct forum but I'll try.
Some how I got tied into something that requires me to log in with a password when I restart my system after a shut down. The system starts with the logo of a saki bottle, white, ceramic "kitty" with one paw upraised and below is a block for a password. Dell denies requiring anyone to have a password to log on but, I'm stuck with the password requirement. I don't know how I got it but I would like not to have to enter a password.
Any help will be appreciated.
Jim
 

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I am assisting my friend who had Vista on a computer and his sod bought him a Dell with Windows 8:
1- I am unable to remove password from sign-on. There appears to be no instruction as in Win 7/Vista.
2- Picture icons when transferred show only a general icon not an icon of the pictures as in Vista.
3- My friend accidentally removed the icon for the Instructions/ for Win 8 on the Start Menu. I cannot find the file for us to revie.
4- When I try to Create a Password Reset disk, the program asks for a password reset disk disk and password to be installed? Huh.
I am not a novice. Using computers since the Apple II
 

A:Remove requirement for Password

have a read here
this is how i removed on a few W8 and W8.1 Pcs
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2894-log-user-account-automatically-windows-8-startup.html
 

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I've read this before and it worked, but can't seem to find it now. I have multiple users on my computer and one of the new users is asking for a password even though I've never set one. I've seen instructions to go into the programs and reset the value to 0 to change it so no passwords are required. I've tried all other ways - through setting user profiles, cmd: change userpasswords2, etc - but none of those work. I don't want passwords to be required for users. How do I reset this in the system? It required going into My Computer, Programs, etc. but I can't remember from there. HELP!
 

A:Changing password logon requirement

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I removed the requirement many times and ways. But when your pc updates during the night it turns it back to asking for the requirement again. very frustrating

A:how do you stop windows 10 password requirement

njabbfan Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wanting to login to Win10 without using a password and wanted to help.Don't know what you tried, but see if this TenForums tutorial helps:  http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information. 

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The HP software is requiring me to 1) have a sign on password & 2) change it periodically or my PC will be locked up. I do want or need this much outside control on my home PC. How can I turn this annoying requirement off? I now have 5 days before I have to change my password again!

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Hello,

I dont want to type my password in every time I login to my computer. I have googled how to remove this and every post seems to say the same thing:
Launch command Prompttype netplwizlaunch the netplwiz appUncheck "User must enter username and password to use this computer"you will be prompted to confirm, with your current password.

However, this is not working for me! I am still prompted on startup for a password.

I do notice when I am in the "netplwiz" application that my username is in there twice. one time as an administrator and 1 time as a home user. I only seem to be able to highlight the administrator user and uncheck the box in step 4 above. I cant seem to highlight the other me.

Any thoughts?

A:I cant seem to remove password requirement on login

Hello xexers1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check with the tutorial below to see if it may help any.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
Are you sure that you are not dealing with require a password at wakeup instead of at startup?

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have windows xp, a dsl modem, & a router, which is acting as the firewall. Everytime I boot up the computer, I am prompted for a Linksys Password. How do I disable this feature? Is there a privacy setting or parental controls setting or something?
 

A:Router Password requirement @ bootup

Did you somehow set the router address as your home page ?

At what stage do you get the prompt?

wrs
 

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Hi,

I have been doing allot of testing and boot tweaks lately and am hoping one of you Windows 7 Registry gurus can create a way to right click on my user icon or anywhere that will turn on and off the need to type in my password to login.

I hope this is possible and a easy tweak

Thank You Very Much !
Rockit

A:Right click to toggle users password requirement

Hello Rockit,

If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to create on/off .reg files for this.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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In "Power Options/System Settings" I've set/checked
"Don't require a password."

Yet after it is awaken with a mouse move or keyboard
click it takes me to the Log-On Screen where I once
again have to enter my password.

An aside...I am using Office 365 and my MS Account is
one of those [email protected] So it may
disable that option even if set/checked.

Any help?

TIA
Windunce

A:Password requirement upon awakening the computer....problem

Hello Windunce,

You might check to see if you may have password protection from screen saver enabled causing this.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi friends

I want to Disable windows startup login password requirement but i need that when i luck PC everytime after startup login, windows ask me password

How can i do this ?

Thanks for helps

A:Disable windows login password requirement

Click on Start and then Control Panel.

Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.

Click on the User Accounts link.

In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Remove your password link.

In the text box on the next screen, enter your current Windows 7 password.

Click the Remove Password button to confirm that you'd like to remove your Windows 7 password.

You can now close the User Accounts window.

Now that your Windows 7 account password has been deleted, you will no longer need to log on when your computer starts.

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My computer recently began requiring me to use password at startup. I had previously disabled.

I went to NETPLWIZ as suggested elsewhere (Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup)

However, there is no box to uncheck that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer." (see attachment)

What am I missing? I have also checked the Password Requirement on Wakeup in the Power settings and that shows "No" and the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" option is also not in place.

Thanks.

A:Unable to remove password requirement at Startup

Hello PreacherMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is your PC on a domain?

If so, then this can only be done in Registry Editor using the method in the second post at the link below instead.

windows 7 auto login without the "Users must enter a user name and" - Microsoft Community

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (77 GB Free); D: 780 GB (775 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., M32CD_A_F_K20CD_K31CD
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A few days ago an on screen message said words to the effect that Windows had encountered a problem and needed to close. The system cycled through a diagnostic sequence - an attempt at repair - eventually closed down. When rebooted followed much the same sequence.

I tried using a Windows Repair Disc, which opened up several repar options, but all eventually led back to the on-screen message - Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close down.

The system was restored using an external hard drive with a copy of system image. However, when the system is booted - within seconds a box appears on screen asking for a password to be entered. When the password is entered the boot continues without a hitch and Windows 10 works as normal.

The introduction of a password could well be something that I stumbled into whilst trying to solve the initial problem - I cannot honestly recall - but I would appreciate guidance as to how to eliminate this step from the boot process.
 

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when i was using XP its like i can enter nothing as a password and get to use my account from the laptop but on windows 7 and vista its like i have to set a password and it doesnt take nothing as a password even if i dont have a password !!!!
i asked some one and he used regedit to disable it but i cant contact him again :S heellllppppp !!!

A:disable remote desktop password requirement

Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options
At the top of the list is "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only"

This setting was enabled by default in Windows XP as well. So in other words you must have disabled this value on Windows XP to be able to use blank passwords from the network.

I DO NOT recommended disabling this setting.

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Hi all
My daughter gave me her old Vista computer and it requires me to enter a password when booting, I have the password and can enter it no problems but I don't want to have to enter it every time I turn the computer on, I want to be able to turn it on and come back later when it's booted and ready to go the same as I have always done on my XP machines. So is there a way of removing the requirement to enter the password? I have the existing password and full admin rights so I can change anything needed to remove the password requirement.
Thanks in advance for all help received.

A:How do I change the requirement to enter the password when booting the computer?

Logon Automatically


Press WinKey+R or click on Start then Run, enter control userpasswords2 and press Enter or click OK.Check the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply. If it's already checked, skip to step 3.Select the user you want to be automatically logged on by clicking on it.Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply.
When you do this another window will open with the userid you selected showing (you can enter a different one if the wrong one is showing). Enter the password if there is one, leave blank otherwise. Click OK and you're done. Next boot, the userid you selected should be automatically logged on.

Or, since you don't care about passwords, just remove the password from Control Panel, User Accounts.

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Hello

I have set up a map network drive .. But now after restarting the system there is notification in the taskbar it shows the network drive is not connected and also while trying to access the map network it asking for the password ..

I tried to store the password in manage network password option under User accounts ..But the problem is after restarting the system the fields shows empty ..

Hope u got it .. any solutions ... Thanks in advance
 

A:Map network asking for password after restart

Any one ???
 

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My hp personal computer shut down and has a small box prompting "This computer is configured to require a password in order to start up.  Please enter Startuppassword below."  I tried my password and it doesn't work.  There is no option to recover or create a new password.  I'm stuck.  Anybody?

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I cannot type the password in my HP PAVILION X2 . Password button is unable. I can't even restart it as restart button is also unable.

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As the title states, each time I reboot my PC it will not automatically connect to my router unless I manually input the password. When I goto the connection propeties and view the password that`s saved it`s only saved the numeric portion of the wireless password. For example, if my wireless password is love123 upon reboot it only states 123 in the wireless connection properties.

I tried going into the wireless and network sharing screen then manage wireless connections and completely removing and reentering the wireless connection/password but the same issue persists.

A:Wireless password not being remebered correctly upon restart

Update your system specs so we know what kind of computer and what hardware you own.

That is not standard behavior. Have you run a virus check lately?

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Hello.. Does anyone know about settings iin group policies, or about a program (free or not - pls give both) that can be installed on a pc (XP or W7) , run silent or hidden, that would turn off a pc at a scheduled date (1 week, 15 days, 1 month down the road) and that would be asking for a password to restart (preferably the one set in that program, not the administrative one)? To help you understand why I am looking for such: I provide full computer systems to retail stores, ask for 50% down and the rest when all is set up and running. I want to prevent being in a situation where the customer would not pay me the remaining balance or not pay as agreed or in full. I could install such program ahead of time and configure it to shut down pc few days after the scheduled payment day, and they would have to call us to restart it since they wouldn't know the passwor.... After payment is received, all I have to do is uninstall the program. Thank you.

A:Password Protected auto shutdown & restart

A couple of things come to mind:

It would be best to tell the customer (in writing) that this is going to happen and have them sign/initial that they did indeed notice that part of the agreement. Also have the agreement state that you are not liable for any losses suffered by the retailer due to the locked computer. Such a statement in the agreement might prevent a small claims court proceeding.

However, even with that agreement in place, you might find that it does not remove your liability for their loss of income. If a court deems this "time bomb" or "software lock" unreasonable for the service that you provide, then you could be held liable. The search/link in the previous sentence returns links that deal primarily with selling software, but I could see how time bombs could be a problem for complete computer systems too. Among those search returns, you will see that several entities prohibit such code in purchased software.

If your lawyer says to go for it, then I would start with something simple: setup a scheduled task that shuts the computer down every minute or two. Such a task can be triggered at log on and set not to trigger until after a certain date. I would not give the customer admin rights until you are paid in full.

Let us know if you need help setting up such a scheduled task... or if you want something that is harder to defeat.

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As the title says. I was entering my password. It is just numbers and I tried it with caps lock on and off. It was the correct password. I tried multiple times.

I had to reset my computer.

Is that normal? Could I have a virus? My computer has been acting 'weird' but not like it has a virus. I have used malwarebytes and avg. Both do not find anything.

A:Correct Password to logon rejected, had to restart

Are you sure you were typing it in correctly? I've done the same thing and swore I was typing in the correct user name and password and got that error message...I had to slow down my fingers typing in password and sure enough I had access.

Yes..you could very well have a Virus or malware of some type which can cause this type of problem. Personally I would switch to MSE for AV and use more than just malwarebytes for malware. I use 4 and they find something that the others didn't catch. Here are the 4 I use.

Malwarebytes Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download
Super Antispyware SUPERAntiSpyware.com | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
Adaware Ad-Aware by Lavasoft - Antivirus software, free spyware removal, firewall
Spybot S&D The home of Spybot-S&D!

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Says " an operating system wasn't found. Try disconnecting any drives that don't contain an operating system. Press Ctrl + alt + delete to restart" black screen. "Admin" password does nothing. 

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Hi,

I've just installed Win 8.1 update and created a local account. Everything was fine and then suddenly when I turn the computer on and go to login it says my password is invalid. I'm stuck at the login screen.
If I restart the computer it then accepts my password. This happens consistently every time.

What can I do to fix this please?

Thanks.

A:Wont accept password on initial login until restart

Hello Frog,

Did you set Windows to automatically sign in to this account at startup?

If so, then go through netplwiz again to make sure the correct password was entered. Afterwards, see if it still does this.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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after transferring files from Samsung R530, 32-bit machine to HP Pavilion dv7, i5, 64-bit, using Windows Easy Transfer (both machines running Windows 7) via Belkin F5U279ea cable, all seemed normal

on restart, entered password recently created and used successfully, whereupon received 'incorrect password' message and am now locked out
what can I do?

since it is new there are no data to be preserved, so happy to go back to how it was before I made the transfer, but would need to know to do this

would also like to know what might have happened in the transfer process to nullify my password

any help gratefully accepted

A:Incorrect Password, on restart after using Windows Easy Transfer

I have always understood the Easy Transfer was meant to transfer your personal files and settings to a new computer. I don't think it would change your password, but I have never actually tried it.

Are you using the same user name and the same password as the original?

Why does your title say you are getting a Blue Screen? Did the Windows 7 install go OK, or did the system come with Windows 7 installed?

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I need help knowing if my Rosewill 750W 80 plus gold will be enough power to overclock both gtx780 ti Superclocked and the new i7 4790k that is coming out. Also, does it mean they are overclocking the hardware when they say, "full load"? Here are some sites I found with wattage use:
GPU-
http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.p...ti-superclocked-with-acx-cooler.html?start=19
and
CPU-
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/unlocked/intel-4790k-overclocking-review-and-benchmarks-idnum295/
 

A:PSU requirement

I would say no.

The 12 volt rail on your psu is 62 amps.

One evga gtx780 ti requires 42 amps on the 12 volt rail.

Full load means the gpu is at maximum usage without overclock.
 

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OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
CPU: AMD Athlon 7750 x2
RAM: 4GB
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 9500gt
HDD: Seagate 1TB

Hi guys.
I am planning to upgrade my graphics card and buy a Nvidia GTX 650. On their site I saw it needs a 400W power supply. I currently have a 450W power supply. Do I need to change the PSU or will it suffice for the new card?
Thanks in advance.

A:PSU requirement for Nvidia GTX 650

I would go with a 600 to 650 watt

That should secure good power and some headroom to Oc the card and Cpu if need be

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

These are sturdy and give great stability

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Hi everybody,

For the last several days, I've been doing a lot of research about whether my power supply can support my graphics card, but I can't seem to find a definate answer. What I have is a 450 watt power supply; it has one single 12v rail that provides 24 amps. My graphics card is a ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E. It requires a 450 watt power supply and recommends 30 amps on the 12v rail.

When I asked whether my PSU can support my graphics card on other forums, some people tell me it can, but others tell me it can't, so I'm really confused right now. I had my X1950 hooked up and running for 3 days without having any problem, but I took it out today, just to be safe until I can get a definate answer. Although I do notice that my power supply runs cooler without the X1950 hooked up.

But on other forums, I even heard people run this card on a 18 amp 12v rail without any problem and they even have it running on a fully loaded system with 2x HDD, 2x DVD Drive, cooling system, fans and lights. And many people say that 22 amps should be the minimum to this card and 24 amps should be fine. However, there are also people who say that you should follow the manufacturers recommendation and get a minimum 30 amps power supply.

To give you a better idea of my system, here are the specs.
Pentium 4 HT 524 Prescott 3.06 GHZ (84 watt)
Motherboard: ATI RC410 ULI M1573
2 stick of DDR2 Ram 1x 1GB and 1x 512MB
1x Samsung Writemaster DVD RW
1x SATA 250GB Western Digital H... Read more

A:GPU power requirement - Please Help

You could try this:
1. Find a low watt power supply, with a 24 amp rail.
2. Use the PSU as an external power source to power the GPU.
 

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Hello,  Kindly suggest the System with following specifications: 1) Processor: Intel Core i7 2) Socket: 1151 3) RAM: DDR4/2400MHz/16GB 4) Max Memory: 64GB 5) Memory channel: Dual 6) DIMM Slots : 4 7) Drives:       SSD: 256GB     SSHD: 1TB 8) OS: Windows 10 9) Monitors: Should support minimum 2 Monitors with 24" Display each. Please specify the System along with the cost. Waiting for your kind reply. Regards,Amtronics Engineering

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Before we run the ATA sizing tool, the customer would like to understand what will be the network bandwidth requirement for a typical ATA setup with 5000 users on a remote site (which is served by 5 DCs)

How often Microsoft releases update for ATA product and what is the average size of these updates to be downloaded from Internet.

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Hi, I'm new to tech support forums and i just wanted to find out if i can use the x1950 pro on my computer i have. I have a p5gd1-vm motherboard with an intel pentium 4 3.0ghz processor, 1.5ghz pc3200 ram and 350W vantec van-350n power supply.

http://www.ramelectronics.net/assets/images/storage/VAN-350N-spec.jpg except in my PSU the DC output is 323W Max output

x1950 Pro
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10081500&catid=10524

if this isnt good enough can anyone reccomend a good PSU that would also be good for future upgrades.

Thank you.
 

A:x1950 Pro PSU requirement

A short answer no. ATI says a min of 450W with at least 30amp on the 12V rail for that card. It looks like you are running a prescott cpu. If that is correct, then I would go with a min of 550W and 35amp on the 12V rail.

Do not go cheap on the pw supply. Doing so can [and often does] cause ALL types of problems.
 

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What are the min requirement to install win2k on a PC?
 

A:Win2K Requirement

These are the minimum system requirements that are listed on Microsoft's Website.
Your computer should meet the following hardware requirements: • 133 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible CPU
• 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum; more memory generally improves responsiveness (4 gigabytes [GB] RAM maximum)
• 2 GB hard disk space with a minimum of 650 MB of free space (additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network) Click to expand...

Can't say I would try and run Windows 2000 that way. I would go with a minimum of 256mb of ram. And it doesn't run to fast on a Pentium 133. I have Windows 2000 running on a Pentium II 400mhz with 192mb of ram. It runs most office applications just fine. I actually run Office 2003 on it.
 

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I hope someone might be able to shed some light on these.
1. For about 2-3 weeks my computer has suddenly begun asking me to sign in to Comcast. I click on the "Keep me logged in" but it doesn't work, when I attempt to go online again, I have to sign in again.
2. For about the same length of time I get sudden bursts of music from my computer. They suddenly start playing, continue for about 5 seconds and just as suddenly quit. That seems to happen more frequently if I am moving the mouse pointer about.
I am using:
Windows 10, latest update (KB3200970 installed 11/9-2016)
 

A:Sudden requirement to log on

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Hello My name is Mutlu,I've trouble with my computer.I can't open it now.I can't recovery either.I bought it from BestBuy. Currently I live in Turkey.Hp help desk in Turkey, they leaded to me here.I want recovery.There is no recovery support in Turkey as you know I bought it from abroad. 

A:Recovery Requirement

Why can't you recover with the F11 key? Did you change the partitions or delete the recovery partition? Did you create a usb recovery flashdrive? Can you get access to a Windows 10 usb installer?If the answer is no, but you have access to another Windows PC, you can make your own. You will need it to create a usb installer that will let you use Windows system restore to roll your notebook back to before the even that caused the issue. See the tutorial on the following web page.http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-download-install-windows-10-iso/   

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I am willing to buy a laptop which's config is i5 8530u, 8 gigs RAM, 320gig SSD, mx 150 gpu. Can this laptop easily handle programs like Android Studio, Lightroom, Adobe premier pro types mid-heavy programs?
 

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Is there any software to enhance the computation speed of the computer. The configuration of the computer includes 512MB of Ram, Pentium IV processor with 80GB Hard Drive and Mercury Chipset.

A:Software Requirement

There really is no magical software to speed it up. More memory would definitely be a plus.Have a look at these guides:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/44690/slow-computer/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/13500/windows-xp-tweak-guide/

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I am looking to upgrade from win 2000 to XP home on my daughters computer. I have the disk from my computer. What system requirements must her computer have... ie ram size/cpu/ etc.

A:Windows Xp Min Requirement

Have a look at System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems.

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how much hard drive memory does a W7 64-bit pro take up?

thanks.

A:W7 64-bit Memory Requirement

Hello Jimlau,

Minimum requirements for 64-bit Windows 7 is 20 GB + whatever you plan on installing or saving to it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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30.11.2009

Hi,

I have Acer 5611 WLMI Laptop, Intel Core Duo, T2050, 1.66GHz (FSB: 533MHz), 15.4TFT, WXGA Crystal Brite, 1024MB DDR II RAM (2x 512), 80GB (5400rpm) HDD, Super Multi DVD-RW Double Layer, 6-cell Lion, 56K modem, Wired & Wireless Lan 802.11a/b/g, 128MB shared Grafics.

I want to know, can my laptop run window 7 after upgrade to 2gb / 4gb RAM. To run window 7, which one is recommended 2GB or 4GB RAM?

Thanks for your all the help in the regard.

DS Negi

A:minimum Ram requirement for win 7

hello

theres a free download to see if your pc is ready for win7.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx

good luck

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My parents' video card is not cutting it. Since I am not going to change the power supply (it's technically not my computer), so I am trying to work with Sony's Generic 300Watt (18A on 2 +12V Rails). I see that on the 7600GS, it has a power requirement of 300Watts. I was just wondering if it is wise to purchase a card that requires the amound of power I have. Thanks for any feedback :wave: ! Happy holidays!
 

A:Power Requirement for 7600GS?

It'll depend on how much other hardware is in that system, but there is a good chance it will work. No way to be certain until you pop it in, but my guess is, you'll be good.
 

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Is 450W power supply sufficient for the following ?
Intel Dragontail Peak DP35DPM motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 2.66 Mhz
Samsung 2GB DDR2
WD 320GB/7200/16MB SATA II
Nvidia 8400GS 256MB
LG x18 SATA DVD
Vista Home Premium 32
( Samsung 226BW Monitor )
Does the addition of extra fans affect this at all , or is this negligible ?
 

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If a drive is encrypted with BitLocker and you choose to not require any form of pre-boot authentication the system will simply boot and unlock when you login.

If you encrypt a computer with BitLocker and chose to set a PIN, is there any way to later retract the pre-boot PIN requirement and revert back to the scenario above without first decrypting and re-encrypting?
I've looked at the various options via manage-bde and tested a few such as:
manage-bde -protectors -delete C: -Type TPMAndPIN
Unfortunately this simply removed the simple PIN and instead requires the recovery key. Using the same command to delete the recovery key breaks the system.
Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Remove BitLocker PIN Requirement

Apologies for replying to an old-ish question but I believe I have a solution.
Assuming any group policy changes relating to BitLocker PINs have been reset,  enter the command
manage-bde -protectors -add C: -tpm. This will reconfigure BitLocker into using just the TPM and delete the PIN as well.
If you run manage-bde -status and look under Key Protectors you should see Numerical Password (ie the recovery key) and either TPM on a system that does not use a PIN, or TPM And PIN on a system that does. If you try to remove the PIN by just removing the
TPM and PIN key protector the only means of unlocking the drive available is Numerical Password, causing you to be prompted for the recovery key at every boot. You have to specifically tell BitLocker to use just the TPM instead, it wont automatically default
to this setting.

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Hello, all! I was checking some games out on System Requirements Lab website(canyourunit.com) and I checked SWAT 4. So it ran through the test and said I can play the perfectly, because I passed both tests. But then when I checked what would be the required GHz to play this game it says 2.2GHz. I was like "WHAT?", that's because I only have 1.8 GHZ, but I still passed it! System Requirements Lab says this "You Have: 1.80 GHz Performance Rated at 3.10 GHz". Now I am a bit confused. What is my real GHz? And what does it mean by Performance Rated at 3.10 GHZ???
Help please!
 

A:is System Requirement Lab accurate in GHz?

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Hi all,

Okay so I want to run the Sims 3 on my HP Pavilion dm3-1021tx Entertainment Notebook PC and I'm not sure if my comp can handle it. I tried the 'can you run it' website and it narrowly misses the minimum requirements based on CPU.

Here are my laptops specifications: http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/nz/en/ho/WF06b/321957-321957-3329744-64354-64354-4011360-4044755.html

And these are the Sims 3 requirements:
http://www.thesims3.com/game/systemreq

Now the reason I don't fully trust the can you run it website is because my laptop has a dual processor and I heard that means the 1.3GHz actually doubles or something? I don't know, that could be really wrong..

So will the Sims 3 will be basically unplayable on my system or should it be fine?

Also if there is no point me getting the game for my current system, how can i upgrade the CPU?

Sorry if this is a stupid question.... dont know much about this kind of stuff!
 

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. I have this program installed which will tell me what pc games I can or cannot play in the machine. I asked about Civilisation 4, and I got a no. It's about my video card not meeting the minimum requirement. Can someone tell me if I can upgrade my video card, or it won't work with my laptop.All other requirememts were passed, except that. Please click screenshot link to see what video card I need to have.

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I am running XP home on two wired (cat 5) computers. I have replaced one and although I can see the other computer in explorer and the file folders I can't gain access due to a dialog box that asks for a password. The other computer has full access to the computer I'm having the problem with. The network is working fine going one way only. I have set up many networks and this is the first time I have had this problem. I have gone thru all setups to confirm that they are correct! ???

HELP!

Don

A:log in requirement for local network

The account you logon your machine has to exist on the replaced machine. Same name same password. You also need to have file and print sharing enabled as well as the windows firewall set to allow file and print sharing. Than you will have access without being asked for a password.

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