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Whats so special about XP?

Q: Whats so special about XP?

So XP is suppose to be pretty good, right? How is it better than 98 or 2000. I know some people have problems with it too. What problems do people have with it? I'll probably get XP eventually, I just want to know if its good to have.

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Preferred Solution: Whats so special about XP?

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

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

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

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im not sure about this feature

whats special about aero peak!!! how to get this feature!!!

i have activated it but im not sure of how to get this effect

this is what i get!!!

A:whats special about aero peak!!!

With multiple apps open, just like you've done but, you need to hover the mouse over each thumbnail to enable the ture aero peek. A good example is to have several internet explorer tabs open and hover the mouse over each of them.

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whats so special about a voice recorder machine?

voice recorder machine: 256MB, 90
mp3 player with voice record facility, 4GB, 25

why is the voice recorder sooo much better?
i mean: 256mb???
erm.... ur not exaclty going to get perfect quality recording - not better than an mp3 player/voice recorder (i assume!)

thanks.
om
 

A:whats so special about a voice recorder machine?

Usually they have more sensitive,longer range microphone
or can use external mics.
That way you can record what is going on in a room.
MP3 recorders,you usually have to talk right at it.
 

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Whats so special about an Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad when you can get a Pentium D Processor thats faster?
 

A:Whats so special about an Intel Core 2 Duo or Quad?

Well

They are the fastest desktop CPU's on the market at the moment and will probably be for some time.


With CPU's it isnt about raw speed anymore. Yes a Pentium D has a higher clock rate then the Core 2 Duo but the way it processes information make the Core 2 Duo much faster. A Core 2 Duo running at 2.4ghz is far faster than a Pentium D 3.4ghz

If about a year ago you looked at AMD Athlon 64 and X2 line of CPU's you would have noticed that most of them where running in the 2.2-2.4 range yet out performed the Pentium 4 and Pentium D offerings that ran 1ghz faster.

A lot has changed over the last few years and more Ghz dont always mean more performance anymore.
 

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I have two Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 laptops. My "old" one I bought direct from Dell in 2012, the "new" one, advertised as an "Inspiron 17R 7720 Special Edition",  I bought on Ebay a couple of weeks ago. I still have the original paperwork for the old one from when I purchased it from Dell and there is no mention of "Special Edition" in the paperwork. Both are identified only as "Inspiron 7720" on the label on the underside of the computer, and there are no "Special Edition" markings or labeling anywhere on the new computer.
Hardware is pretty much identical, 1TB Samsung ST1000LM024HN HDDs, 8 GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics 4000/Nvidia GeForce GT 650M Video/3D graphics, Backlit Keyboard on both. The only hardware differences are the old computer has an Intel Core i7-3610QM processor (specified by me when I ordered the computer) and a 32GB mSATA SSD while the new computer has an Intel Core i5-3210M processor and no mSATA SSD. 
So what makes the "Special Edition" so special? Is there REALLY anything different about "Special Edition" computers, or was that just some sort of marketing hype?

A:What is so special about an Inspiron 17R 7720 "Special Edition"?

The mSATA cache drive was one of the differentiators.  When that system was built, SSDs were appreciably more expensive than they are now.

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I Am Looking To Build My Own PC, Im Wanting Somewhat Of A Power Beast As I Will Be Using It For Video Editing And Gameplay, The Sound Side Isnt That Important To Me.

I Have A Certain Amount Of Stuff I Could Salvage From My Current Computer But Am Looking For Advice On The Rest.

I Have:

1x Plextor12/10/32 CDRW
1x 10/100 Ethernet Card
1x NVIDIA Geforce 2 MX/MX 400 64mb Graphics Card
1x 3 Port Firewire Card
5x USB 2

I Am Looking To Buy:

The ATX Box
A Motherboard
A Pentium Processor (Around 2.5gb) (This Is Upon Advice)
2x 512 DDR Ram (1024)
1x DVD/RW (I Am Thinking Of A Multi Format + And -)

I Am Not Looking To Stick To A Budget, I Just Want The Best

I Would Prefer A Fast Speed FSB MB Which Is Around The Top Of The Current Spec.

Should I Upgrade The Video Card?

I Would Like To Keep All The External Stuff Off The MB (Not Onboard)

Which Is The Best Hard Drive (What Speed?) Around 40 Or 60 GB

The DVD Player Troubles Me As The Industry Has Not Yet Settled Upon A Format (Remember VHS And Beta) Is A Multi Drive The Best Option?

I Need Three Bays At The Front, One For The DVDRW, One For The CDRW, And One For An External HD For Back Up Purposes.

I Need As Many PCI Slots As Poss As I Am A Gadget Freak.

I Will Be Running windows XP As An OS

I Do Not Require A Modem As Im On Broadband

I Want The Box To Look Impressive, I Like Beige But I Dont Like Boxy!

I Know This Is Not Strictly A Technical Query But If Any Conflicts Or Mistakes Im About To Make Can Be Avoided Initially ... Read more

A:Computer Building Advice? (Whats Hip And Whats Not?)

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Hey there,

When it comes to computers I have a reasonable knowledge, but Laptops completly and utterly elude me. I have no idea what is classed as "good" spec wise for a laptop which will allow for decent gaming considering the lack of upgrading in the future for it.

Now I live in the UK, and am also finding it hard finding a decent place to buy one from. There are literally tons of options, but with laptops it seems to be harder to find non-high street vendors that sell that with decent reviews.

Any tips in general guys?
 

A:Laptops in the UK - Whats good, whats bad?

Hi,
I agree, there's very little choice of suppliers other than the chains (Tesco, PCWorld, Currys, Dixons etc) which all have more or less the same.

Have you tried the site Which Local? It's run by the consumer group Which? and members of the public can recommend good suppliers of goods/services. You might find a recommended non-chain supplier in your area?

http://local.which.co.uk/

http://www.which.co.uk/

Hope this helps?

Richard
 

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i just ran hijack, and was wondering whats ok to have, and what should come off, i have alot of lag, just trying to get my system top notch. here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 4:17:14 PM, on 1/27/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\pccguide.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCClient.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Pop3trap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\jemvsmnxg.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\WebTrap.EXE
C:\Program Files\FinePixViewer\QuickDCF.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bdbek.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\PC-cillin 2002\PCCPFW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\devldr32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike Somera\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Directory 1 for hijackthis.zip\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.websearch.com/ie.aspx?tb_id=50038
R0 - H... Read more

A:hijack (just checking whats ok and whats not)

Run CWShredder first.(link below) Do you use AdAware and Spybot? If not download - install - update - and run them both. Delete all that they find for malwares.

Then run Housecall (link below).

When finished, post a new log please.

>>I'll check back later or else someone else can see how it went. I have a treadmill calling and then dinner.
 

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I took my computer (a desktop) over to a friends house to play games. It was working before we left. When we got there we dusted the inside. When we turned it back out it started being weird. The fan,led's and everything keeps stopping and starting. But not staying on and sending no signal to the monitors. We also re-did the thermal paste but none spilled over.
 

A:I have no idea whats going on or whats broken.

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Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\wltrysvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\SCardSvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exeC:\WINDOWS\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\LimeWire\LimeWire.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dllO4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe" runtime -DelayO4 - HKLM\..\Ru... Read more

A:Help,i Dont Know Whats Bad And Whats Good

Hello hawk9006, Sorry for the delay. If you still need help, please post a fresh Hijackthis log. Do not use Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA), as that still bugs in it. Be sure to post the entire log, as your last post did not include the Hijackthis header information.

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Well I just ran hijackthis and i'm wondering what i should remove becuase my comps been acting funky and heres my log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 4:24:29 PM, on 1/30/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasDtServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\neomonap23.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\srvany.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\n3vasap23.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM\aim.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\resetservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\John\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [gcasServ] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft AntiSpyware\gcasServ.exe"
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A:HiJackThis Log whats spyware and whats not?

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Were Do U start to find the legal and not legal when it comes to building pc's and using/applying software HELP!
 

A:whats legal whats not (educate me)

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i posted this, by mistake, in the introduciton shortly after i joined
i noticed there was permission for something named '123.exe' to go through the firewall so i blocked it. upon inspection of my processes in task manager i noticed csrss.exe and now winlogon.exe didnt have my user name on them. they were the only two that didnt have my user name on the list. but i got program named Ultimate Process Detail & Killer when i opened the program and looked at more details of the process i noticed the creation,cs, and os name were all win32. so, does that mean the processes are in fact from my computer??? as for '123.exe' i have the logs and they will be posted at the end of this message.i will be using the instructions which fireman4it posted. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic383273.html Thanks for the help and your patience working with a 'noob' ;)peace
i already ran the DDS and got the logs but they wont save nor can i find out where i would attach a file to any of these posts, thanks for your help.

A:How to recognize whats a threat and whats not

When you click the button (found at the top and bottom of the page) in your new topic which should be created in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, you will see an Attach This File button on the left lower side. Browse to the location of your log, click on it and then click that button.

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I have a computer thats a few years old. A friend of mine had a computer shop with top-notch equipment laying around and just threw it together for me one day. I do plenty of downloading and all that. Its always ran very well with its 896MB RAM and 1.21G Processor. A few nights ago it started rebooting itself, and after a few times would start rebooting itself while still trying to load Windows. I unhooked the ethernet wire and tried to start Windows, everything went fine untill I plugged the wire back in and opened internet explorer. I figured I just got a virus and tried to reformatt everything and for three nights it would freeze in the middle of loading the boot disc and such. finally it made it thru the install..... all TEN HOURS of it! It went so unbelivably slow and now that windows is installed it takes about 15 min just to get to the welcome screen and another 20 untill I can actually open anything on my desktop. I've changed my RAM chips to any different possiable combination, including each one by itself. I have a seperate back-up hard drive that I've also tried to install Windows on to no avail. I think it maybe my processor. Is there any test I could get to find out or any other ideas that may help? Im usually good at this stuff myself but right now im totally stumped.
 

A:Just a little bit special.......

check your power supply with a PSU tester or voltmeter. It's probably dead.
Test ram with memtest 86+
 

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In a couple of days, I will have two PCs and two monitors. That sounds totally typical and understandable, but NOT in the configuration I have in mind. I will be working on one pc at a time, using two monitors at a time, and then I will (somehow ) switch to the other pc and use the same two monitors with this other pc.

Each PC already has the kind of video card that will allow dual monitor useage. What I need is to know how to set this gear up to work the way I need it to work.

Someone said I might be able to use two KVM switches (somehow). But I need to know what to buy and how to connect it up. Will it be some fancy A/B switch of some sort? Or some kind of special KVM cable or box? Maybe two?

Surely this configuration has been done before. If you are someone who knows the best way to do this, I'd be grateful to tap into your knowledge on the subject.

Thank you.
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:41:53 PM, on 1/13/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Stardock\Object Desktop\WindowBlinds\wbload.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exe
C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Live! 24-bit\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\Profiler.exe
C:\Program Files\Saitek\Software\SaiSmart.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\MediaSource\Detector\CTDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpomau08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoFXM08.exe
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A:New to HJT, see anything special?!

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

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

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

Make sure you downloaded, installed, updated and ran these programs (run in Safe Mode) already - Ad-aware, Spybot and Ewido (only if you have Windows 2000 or XP). If you didn't, do them now. For more information, go to http://www.greyknight17.com/spyware.htm

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Has anyone been able to add a checkmark next to special permissions or been able to add a checkmark in the grayed out boxes ???

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ok well im trying to give the program called peer guardian full control but it wont let me and it just says Error applying security and i had UAC on and i turned it off and i still have the same problem and it wont let me have special permissions on my own acc and i am administrator and im running 32 windows vista Man this gets frustrating! Please help!

Kk well ill give u a pic ok but now i cant even open up the file peer guardian its like not letting me do anything with it now Please help!

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/austin/Desktop/My%20problem.JPG[/IMG]

A:Help Please special permissions??!?!?

Did you reboot after turning UAC off? Personally I'd turn it back on.

Can you create the error and post a snip of it so we can see what going on?
Info on the snipping tool and how to upload pics to the posts here if needed:
How to Use the Snipping Tool in Vista

Gary

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I'm bout to have 4 computers networked in my friend's business. He would like to setup these computers on an hourly rate.

He mentioned that some other PC room businesses give you some kind of an account card w/ a certain balance and gets deducted as time goes by.

Anyone can give me a link where I can find this type of hardware ?

In the meanwhile, I'll keep looking around.

thanks
 

A:special project ..need help

Never used any of these but here's what I found:
http://www.cafetime.com/
http://www.soft411.com/software/internet-usage.html

Hope it helps....
 

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I currently have toshiba hi def tv wide screen, and i can hook up my pc to it using scable. But the quality is really poor.

I was wondering if there is a special cable made that will allow me to connect my pc using hi defination output for my tv. My pc list is below and my tv resulution goes up to 1080i.

And the tv model is 30hf85 from toshiba.
 

A:Special cable for my hi-def tv?

It depends on the connectors. You can use either a VGA or a DVI (you probably have both) and of course you need a DVI connection on your video card) cable.
 

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I'm looking to start backing up all of my MP3's onto disk, but my current software (Ulead BurnNow) will not do what I want. That is, I want to be able to burn a set of MP3's on a disc one day, then when I want to add more, be able to burn them onto the same disc that already has files on it. In a perfect world I'd also like to be able to erase selected files that are already on the disc if I want to. What software out there will do this? I don't want to use Nero.
 

A:Have special burning needs

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I have found all the 64 bit drivers that I need for all my components and all 64 bit software and have it ready when I install V64 on my new build. Is there anything special that I am going to need to do during install or after install that isn't in the norm when it comes to installation???

A:Do I need to do anything special after V 64 is installed?

The only thing to be aware of is that on a few systems Vista x64 will not install with 4 or more gig of ram

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dear all

i m using office 2000 Sp3. I m doing a project in excel and need to do lots of copying.

i know the short key for copy = ctrl C
but how do i paste special especially paste special - value? what will be the short key?

Need your help.

cheers
 

A:paste special - value

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I changed the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon to hide a user account and expected the system to give me an option to enter username as well as password to log back on to the same hidden account. But
NO, no luck. It still gives you all unhidden user account to select from in order to log on though.

Unfortunately the account I have hidden is the only Administrator account I have in the system. I've tried to change the registry by logging on as a standard user. However both the command prompt and the regedit do not offer option to run as administrator.
So I can't restore the registry.

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Hi everyone,

I have a USB device which I'm using to connect my PC to an arcade machine. The idea behind all this is so I can press a button on the machine and then the PC will pick up that button press as a keyboard button or a joystick button being pressed.

The game I'm using can only map controls using either a keyboard (USB or PS/2) or Joystick (USB only).

The board itself once connected to the PC shows up on my device list as a "USB composite device" but what I actually want is for that device to be listed as either a keyboard or a Joystick so that the game is able to map the buttons.

Would I need some sort of special driver for this or is there another way around this problem? Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

A:Need help with special USB device

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Yes I believe you need a driver for the device. Every device, whether it be a printer, disk drive, or keyboard, must have a driver program. A driver acts like a translator between the device and programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only its driver knows.

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Hello, i have a german keyboard (thinkpad T450s) without numpad. I need to use some character from danish languagebut i cant find out how i can use Alt-code. I have activatet the Num key on the screen keyboard but i cant use alt code. Anyone can help me?

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Acer TravelMate 3270
Intel core 2 duo 1.66 GHz
1 GB ram
120 GB HDD
Windows XP
The problem i am facing is that when i listan to a song or see a movie
my computer stucks for 1 sec and the gets ok,then after 10 secs it
agains gets stuck for 1 sec,,but if any multimedia is not played it
works fine,,,seems like it gets more pressure or more usage of RAM
which stucks the song or movie for 1 sec with different
intervals.....but its intel core 2 duo + 1GB ram.....Kindly guide
me....
Regard,
Danish
 

A:Special problem.....

when using this program material open "windows task manager" ctrl+alt+del"

check processers performance and note applications running if memory and cpu usage is high then you have to find the offending programs that are hogging the system resources.

find all programs running at boot up time that don't need to run use msconfig/startup
resources i used www.blackviper.com tweaking the services that don't need to run.

video require good video card for smooth operation get driver updates for the video graphics
 

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just went to back up drive, it said i dont have permission.
in safe mode , properties, security, there is no tick the "special permissions" box. i have tried several times to tick this box but with no luck. could someone give step by step instructions on how to do please.
these settings were ok a few weeks ago, but i have been infested since and these settings must have been changed somehow.
thanks
 

A:no special permissions, gone

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I have Vista Home Premium. I have been trying to delete Grisoft. The screen says I need special permission. I have tried to access the screen for special permission but I have never been able to put a check mark by special permission.What I am doing wrong?

A:Special Permission

Are you logged on as an administrator?For uninstalling programs I recommend using Revo Uninstaller.Does a much better job than Windows.http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninst...e_download.htmlAlso, do you have something in mind to replace Grisoft? You'll need to have it downloaded and saved so you can install it right away.

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Do I need any special software to be able to print addresses onto envelopes,or is the necessary included with Windows XP home ?
 

A:Do I need any special software

I don't know if the feature is already in WinXp but I can suggest you a few s/ws

1> PrintEnvelope
2> Envelope Printer 7.0
 

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I just converted some mov files to avi. They won't play on Windows Media Player 10. After Media Player looks for codecs, I am getting the following error message.

C00D11CD: Unknown error
Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error. This can occur when another program or operating system component encounters a problem but does not communicate the nature of the problem to Windows Media Player.
Error ID = 0xC00D11CD, Condition ID = 0x00000000

Do I need another codec? If so, what do I look for? Is there a solution to this problem?
Thanks, Jim
 

A:Do I need a special avi codec?

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Someone who was closing an office yesterday, gave me a Minuteman Enterprise E 1500 UPS that is two-and-a-half years old. I looked it up and it seems they sell for $550 to $690 new.

I can understand a professional grade UPS costing more than an off-the-shelf consumer grade UPS; but, this is a huge difference -- roughly ten times as much.

What is so different about this that it costs ten times as much?
 

A:What makes this UPS so special

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I am using Microsoft Works word processor program. I need to cut and paste a document into Windows Mail The document contains 'em dashes.' These transfer as the numeral '3/4', rather than an em dash. Any suggestions?
 

A:Special characters

Remove the *em dashes* and replace them with -- instead. That should transfer just fine.
 

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I was watching Criminal Minds the other day, and Notices they there was a computer they were working on...it had a password on the computer... and if the user got it wrong 6 times, the hard drive gets formatted. They called it 'Deadbolt Defense'

Is there such software made? Where can I acquire it?

Not that I am trying to hide anything, Just pretty darn curious if such thing existed.

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Alright.. I'm looking for software that will start any program at a given time, let the program run a task, then close the program, without me ever having to touch my computer in the meantime. Does something like this exist? Thanks!

A:Looking for a special program...

All modern operating systems have this functionality built in.On Windows, it's called the Task Scheduler.On Linux, it's called cron.On Mac OS X I'm not sure what they call it. But I'm pretty sure that cron is lurking there somewhere.

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Hi everyone, I just had this idea the other night and I don't know how to do it, or if it's possible.
I've been using this Entertainment Hub program called XBMC that let's me organize all my media, I have it set to pull everything from my external hdd like movies, audio, pictures, etc. and then it pulls information like covers, cast, year, bios, and etc from the internet, all the information on whatever movie or album it needs to. It is quite a big program so sometimes it crashes when running because of all the other processes I have going on.
 
So my idea was to only boot up this program by itself as a dual boot or something along those lines. I already have a dual boot set up so I was hoping that my idea would have it's own custom boot option added to the list. For example, If I just booted up my computer, I usually have to select between Windows and Linux. I would want to be able to select my custom boot instead like...
Windows Vista
Ubuntu 12.04
XBMC
 
And if this custom boot was possible, the only other factors I would need to figure out would be that the program get's information on movies and audio from the internet, so I would need to have an internet connection possible along with my firewall and antivirus running. Plus being able to access my external of course.
Thank you for any help in advance. -Slim

A:My Special Idea

I don't think your ambition is possible - the XMBC web-site says it is available for both Windows and Linux ( as well as others ) but this implies you need an operating system to run it on so you will not be able to set XMBC up as a third bootable system.
 
You say it crashes from time to time because of other demands on your system. Would it be effective to run it under Ubuntu which I believe requires fewer resources than Windows to run ?  Alternatively, have you considered increasing the amount of RAM on your system ? And, are you using the latest version of XMBC ?
 
Chris Cosgrove

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One of my customers is requesting that I paste special a bitmap image from them into my e-mail. I am using windows live mail 2012. I can't seem to find this command inside live mail 2012. can anyone point me to it? any help would be appreciated.

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Alright, I have 3 different effects I want to find and maybe you guys can point me to software that can do something:I'm trying to make a mic-recorded sound and turn it into a radio sound that sounds like... it's on the radio.1. I want a metallic resonance effect. Like it's coming out of cheap speakers, you know? Like fighter pilot sounding...2. I want radio static and maybe something that will apply static to high pitches like on the radio if someone makes an 's' sound.3. A timbre or sound separator that will separate sounds in a sound file. Like I want only to hear the drums in a song or something. So I can pick what instruments show up in the music.Edit: Moved topic from General Chat to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Where Can I Get Audio Special Fx?

May find something here Ryanhttp://www.google.com/search?client=opera&...-8&oe=utf-8

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Does anyone know how to setup AIM (or trillian www.trillian.cc) so that what away message is sent to people is specific to their screen name. Like say I have a message for littlebob23 if Joe2121 IMs me... they get "I am away right now" but if littlebob23 IMs me, they get "Hey Little Bob! How are you?" Is that possible?

-Jarrad
 

A:Special Away Messages

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what is windows powershell and how does it works,??
any tips and tricks about windows powershell ?

A:What is so special about POWERSHELL

Windows PowerShell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Try and download an RSS feed with the old Command Prompt!
Run this in PowerShell:

Code:
$x=new-object xml;$x.load('http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/rss.aspx');$x.rss.channel.item|select title -f 8
Or try and traverse the Registry.

Code:
set-location HKLM:\SOFTWARE
get-childitem

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How do I put a profile pic...lol....

Sent from my SGH-T959 using Tech Help

A:Here is a newb special..lol..

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...re-change.html

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I'd like to make some sort of BAT or EXE file that will allow me to disable certain services. Is that possible? If so what should I code? Also, what type of programming language is used in creating BAT and INI files? C? C+? I'm not sure.

A:Creating special BAT or EXE

batch files are mainly command prompt commands in a certain order stored in a file

try this as your batch command

@echo off
ipconfig /all >configuration.txt
save the above line as a .bat file, it will output a file called configuration where you run the batch file which shows your ipconfig information in a txt format

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Hi Folks,
I don't know if it's against the rules or whatever to talk about the "Special Disk" that I'm referring to, but you'll probably figure out what I'm talking about really fast.
 
Booted into this disk to try to reset a password on a Dell Inspiron 3542, but can't browse to the SAM from NTPWEdit because it's not seeing the HDD. Went into BIOS to try to change from AHCI to IDE mode. But you can't change it, nor can you disable it.
 
I know there are other tools I can use, but I don't have the time or the patience right now to work on setting one up. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks!
J

A:Can't See HDD From Special Disk

Seems to me that your subject matter would be better posed at the Dell forums, for more accurate information concerning the various passwords that may be employed on a Dell system.
 
Louis

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I have switched to win7 64bit and have a serious question. My HD is a 500GB drive with 3 partitions. the first two are used for system restoration, one being 100MB and the other being 16GB. The third partition (C: drive) is what's left. I am wanting to reformat my C: partition to NTFS but using 512 byte sectors instead of 4K clusters. (Just to save as much space as possible, since I can reclaim about 5 or 6 GB by doing this)

I had seen a drive or two give an error about the drive being too large for that size cluster, but that was with a 32 bit system. Since this is 64 bit, it should handle it easily.

I want to know if I am in error on this, and if it is possible, I need to find a 3rd party tool that will let me format the drive to my specs instead of just handing out a default 4K cluster format.

Is this going to work for me? And what tool should I use to do the formatting? Hopefully it's a free tool, since I am only going to be doing this once.

A:special HDD formatting

I think Partition Wizard Home Edition will do that. It's free.

Free Download Magic Partition Manager Software - Partition Wizard Online

How to:

http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...ster-size.html

I have no idea if you ultimately SHOULD do it or what might go wrong. Back up first, of course.

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I am using an Asustek P3CE motherboard which supports ATA/66. I have 2 hard disks in my PC, one is an ATA/66 and a new one which is an ATA/100.

Question are:

1. Are there different cables for ATA/33, ATA/66 and ATA/100? (I may have used some older cables which are for ATA/33 when my original cables conked out and I used an old one from my older PC).

2. Can I use a higher-ATA cable for a lower-ATA hard disk?

3. Will there be marked performance improvements with a change to higher-speed cables?
 

A:Do I need special cables?

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