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Windows 10 activation not working after engineer visit

Q: Windows 10 activation not working after engineer visit

I had a Dell engineer arrive this week to replace the hard drive and screen on my Dell 7537 laptop. Dell customer support downloaded windows onto my usb key so that it would be ready for the installation.

Everything went fine and he installed windows on my laptop, but we didn't connect to wifi as I said I would use a faster internet connection later to download the drivers.
Now it turns out that the windows key used by the dell engineer wasn't the correct one and I can't activate my version of windows. Error code 0xC004C003. Is this because I originally had windows 8 on my laptop and then took the free upgrade to windows 10? I have asked if dell support could provide me with a key repeatedly but they keep deflecting the question.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10 activation not working after engineer visit

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.)

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I was on a computer at work the other day and after cleaning it up a bit and updating Itunes something seemed to go wrong, it started restarting as soon as a program was clicked and had to be booted into safe mode to use. Then Windows started asking to be reactivated - which was done and the activation messages have now gone. The computer now loads up and (seem's to be) stable. However there are a fewproblems (that might be related) 1 - It's not on the network, it's connected to the router via ethernet cable but it doesn't seem to be showing up anywhere. 2 - The USB ports don't work (Though I'm not sure if they've been tested since Window's was reactivated.) 3 - The display is different, the start menu looks like this :Though It used to look like thisI think that there might be some services disabled / limited (via msconfig) though it's been a few day's since I was on the computer. Was wondering If there was anything obvious or how I should try to sort this out? Any log's or anything I should try? Thanks

A:Get Windows XP Working after re activation

What did you use to clean the computer, and what updates did you apply?

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Windows XP Professional activation not working had to reformat harddrive and I am unable to get XP activated now. Do I have any options at all.

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I had to do a clean install from the disk I purchased of windows 8 (which has worked just fine in the past) but now the same product key that came with it won't work (says this key is for upgrade only)? Please help!

A:Windows 8 activation not working?

Welcome to EightForums.

Yes, you can do a clean install:
Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

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Hello I recently download a torrent and it uninstalled my previous windows 7. I re installed back windows 7 and as I put in my activation code it says its invalid can someone help me please with my problem ?

A:Windows Activation Key Isn't Working

What is the source of your ISO and Product key? Are they for the same version? Did you triple check each character in the Product Key since inaccuracy is the cause of most failures?

Please also explain how a torrent can uninstall Win7.

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Help!
I installed Windows 7 with the product key I had perfectly, but after a couple of days it said that the key doesn't work and is blocked! It also removed the three days I've used the OS from the 30-day trial. I have tried downloading a few keygens, but they all contained viruses and I couldn't run them, thank you, AVG. The activation keys provided on the internet wouldn't work for me. I'm running 32-bit OS.

A:Need working Windows 7 activation key! HELP, PLEASE!

Won't get that kind of help here, you should read the forum rules.

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I may have a sort of a unique question to ask here:

I just installed Windows XP Pro on my new custom built computer, but the installation CD was not mine to begin with, but I do have an upgrade CD to Windows XP Pro that I thought I could use the activation code with, which eventually found out that It would not allow me to put the activation product key from my upgrade CD for the installation CD that I started with.
Would anyone know the way around this problem? I certainly would not like to buy a new installation CD and start my OS again clean. I'd appreciate the help. Thanks.
 

A:Windows XP Activation key not working...

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Hi all,

I have recently had to format my hard disc and reinstall windows. I used the Windows XP CD that came with my computer and I have my Windows XP activiation code on a sticker ontop of my PC. I have reinstalled windows a few times without any problems, but on this new install it is not accepting my activation code.

I have tried calling the helpline to activate over the telephone, but this just seems to lead to entering in the code again which it doesnt accept. Once I tell the (automated) helpline that my code doesnt work it tells me to contact my supplier.

My supplier (Mesh) is giving me very general advice. "Re-read the code as certain letters could appear to be different, e.g. D or O" or "call the windows helpline".

What should I do from here? I only have a few days left for activation, will my Windows stop working?

Thanks for any advice
Leon
 

A:Windows activation code not working

it could be several things. your cd might either be bad or it needs cleaned. the laser in your drive maybe isnt reading the cd right or like they told u reread the product code very carefully. its very easy to mix up some of the letters and numbers.or if u have a friend that has the same windows xp that u have u can use theirs and then type in the product code. if u have xp home u have to use an xp home disk. if u have xp pro it has to be xp pro.and from what i understand if its not activated within 30 days u will no longer be able to use windows. i believe it either stops working or u are locked out of it. ive never had that problem so that would be my guess. when u called to activate it they should of given u another code to use. i had that happen only one time and then i was good to go.hope this helps u.
 

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Hi All,

I bought windows 8 Pro over 2 years ago and upgraded from Windows 7 on a Dell desktop.

Everything has been working fine until about 2 - 3 weeks ago when I started my computer I got the message to activate Windows 8 Pro, when I clicked on activate it said " Windows cannot activate at this time - please try later"

It now happens every so often when I start the pc I get asked to activate. My lockscreen photo has also changed and when I try to change it back it says" You cannot personalise Windows until you activate it"

I tried to Enter key and the original key which is in my purchase email is not accepted saying " this key did not work, enter another key or purchase licence and activate Windows"

I have tried to download the files listed in the sticky thread above for diagnostics but when I open it I get an error saying " there is no file ext in "c:\users\andrew"

Any help appreciated,

Andrew.

A:Windows 8 Pro Activation stopped working

Strange... try this version (it's beta but may help)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwR...ew?usp=sharing

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I am running Windows 98se. I enter a lot of contests online, out of about 180 daily contests, about 19 contest pages will not let me load. I get a “cannot find server error”, though these 19 pages seem to be available to a lot of my friends.

I have cleaned out temp files, adjusted my browser settings numerable times and I don’t think that is the problem. I have also cleaned out my “HOST” file and renamed it to OLDHOST, reinstalled IE 6.0 a dozen times. Nada. This is what I discovered today:

When I get “cannot find server” error, I right clicked on the page and went to the properties to examine it. It looks like my computer is going back into my system hard drive looking for the location. For example, this contest is for a Dakota truck offered by Eprize. The properties listed are:

Cannot Find Server
Protocol: unknown protocol
Type: Not available
Connection: Not encrypted
Address (URL): Res://C:windows\system\shdoclc.dll/dnserror.HTM#http:/clients-00.eprize.net/Dakota/decoder/

Doesn’t this appear that my computer is looking into its own system files for the URL?

In addition, I looked for the file called “shdoclc.dll” on my computer. I have two of them:

1) shdoclc.dll (folder)C:Windows\S… (size)521KB (type)Application Extension
(created and modified) 8/29/02

When I right click on this file name and check out its file properties, it is a Microsoft Shell Doc Object and Control Library File. Is is file version 6.00.2800.1106. Further examination states that the i... Read more

A:Shdoclc.dll error, can visit SOME working websites

Only thing I can add is to maybe reregister the dll by doing this. Quit all programs that are running.
Click Start, and then click Run.
Type regsvr32 Shdocvw.dll, and then click OK.
When you receive the "DllRegisterServer in urlmon.dll succeeded" message, click OK.
 

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I am running a pretty new PC with Windows 7. This weekend I updated Itunes to the latest version, and did a restart. After the restart, I was unable to connect to any website, using IE or Chrome. I was also unable to update anything (like my malware software definitions). However, my Internet connection is just fine. Under network connections everything looks good, and I am able to connect to an online chess server and play chess games, so I know there's no issue with my connection.

Now, I run my malware program and it finds and fixes 7 issues. I assume this must be what's causing the problem. After another restart, a second malware scan comes up clean, same with my virus software. However, still unable to connect to anything online other than the chess server.

Finally, I pull an older computer out of the basement, disconnect the cat 5 going to the new computer, and connect it up to my older computer. I was surprised to get the very same issue -- I was unable to connect to any website, but the Internet connection is fine. So, I have to assume that the malware was never the issue, unless it possibly reset some settings with my router or modem? The old and the new computer were never connected in any way, so it's not possible that the malware infected the old computer.

Any suggestions? I have been struggling with this for a couple of days now and really could use some help. Thanks!

A:I can't visit any website, even though my Internet connection is working fine.

Hi
My Name is Kaushal and I work for social media and community Team at Dell.
It seems like it's a connectivity issue with the computer.
1: Try to turn off the modem for 30 sec and disconnect the Ethernet cable from computer and restart, once the commuter starts you have the desktop window up and turn on the internet modem and once all the lite on the modem gets stable, after that please check the internet.

2: The best option would be to restart your computer and TAP F8 and it will take to black windows where in , You can select "safe mode with networking".
Once the computer starts then check the internet connection and if it works fine it means it could be something in the computer which is blocking the internet. Like an Anti Virus like MacAfee, Norton, Avast

3:If these 2 doesn’t solve the problem as you mentioned you tried the second computer, it Also doesn’t work in that case please get in touch with your internet service provider.
You will surely have the solution
Thanks
Dell Kaushal P
Dell Social Media Responder

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Greetings, I bought some time ago a Laptop Model Toshib Satellite L875 S7153. from the first the day the moment I turnt it on and it connected to internet I gave the warning that Windows 8 Could not be activated right now. Every 2-3 Hours it gives me a warning screen saying " Activate Now"then I proceed to try and it says It cannot be activated right now.

When I try to activate from control Panel it gives me the Error.

I also have the problem that the Windows Store Loads forever, and none of the windows Updates from the Update Center Ever Download, they are stuck at 0% (like 60 Updates Pending) I have done factory recovery plenty of times already.

Best Regards

Bsul

A:Satellite L875-S7153: Windows Activation not working - error 0xc004f074

Hi

Usually the system should be activated automatically during the first connection to internet.
If it’s not the case I assume there must be some serious system problem.
Therefore the easiest fix would be the notebook recovery.
In normal case setting the notebook back to factory state should fix all the system issues and I’m wondering why the system recovery didn’t help you in the past…

However, I recommend you to perform the Toshiba recovery procedure once again.
After that disable the hybrid shutdown and perform a complete shutdown in Windows 8 as described here:
http://aps2.toshiba-tro.de/kb0/TSB2B03EY0002R01.htm

If you notice further update problems check this MS knowledge base article:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/949358

Hope it helps…

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keeps asking for reactivation. does not allow reactivation. I used a registry cleaner. Maybe this is the problem. I have tried a few fixes on other forums. Please let me know what other info I need to share.

A:Windows 8 activation problem after 2 years of activation

Please Read: Activation troubleshooting

NB: Sometimes the report can be very long if there are lots of eventlog errors - so please post between <code> tags (# in the toolbar)

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I can't remember what registry entry i allowed to get this, i have spybot running all the time and this one just went through!I'd really appreciate your helpCheerios-------Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 13:30:48, on 26/02/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.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:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exeC:\Program Files\Sygate\SPF\smc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Intel\Wireless\Bin\1XConfig.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetinfo... Read more

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A friend installed a Linux Ubuntu and I hate it!! I want windows back. When I went to uninstall it off my flash drive I wiped out everything off it and have had to deal with grub rescue as son as I turn on my laptop for about 5 days. Now I turn it on it goes straight to start up menu now what do I do to recover my windows?

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I have a problem. When I turn the computer on I can access and browse the internet (IE7) with no problems. If I run windows update Start - Programs - Windows Update, I can get to the first page, but once I select either express OR custom, the computer seems to dump the internet connection. It will eventually time out and give me the "this page cannot be displayed" message.

Attempts to open Internet Explorer thereafter also meet the same fate. I have to restart the machine to regain connectivity. The use of the windows tool to check the internet connection once the problem occurs gives me the 12007 error which has been described in other threads.

I have not encountered any other website that causes the same problem.

Running XP Pro SP2/Asus Motherboard P5WD2-Premium/ Bios revision 0606/Intel P4 processor/ OS stored on Western Dig 32 gig 10,000 rpm drive/ Raid 5 array for bulk storage.

Can anyone help suggest anything that might help?

Thanks in advance

greekguy
 

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Hi

Ever since the last 'Important Update' of Windows 8 Explorer crashes when I go to the Downloads folder.  I can browse any other folder except this one.  After a few seconds at the folder Explorer crashes and it may or my not start up again.  Its
a complete disaster and I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks

Will

A:Windows 8 Explorer Crashes when I visit the Downloads Folder only

On 2/19/2013 4:35 PM, Retro Will wrote:

Hi



Ever since the last 'Important Update' of Windows 8 Explorer crashes when I go to the Downloads folder.  I can browse any other folder except this one.  After a few seconds at the folder Explorer crashes and it may or my not start up again. 
Its a complete disaster and I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks


Either rollback to a previous restore point before the updates, do an O/S repair if you have the Win 8 install DVD or try what's in the link in an attempt to repair the O/S.
 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
You can use the Windows-key/x-key combination to get to the Admin Command Prompt to issue the command in the link.

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Hey everyone, I have got a really strange problem. Any help would be appreciated!
I have a few small websites hosted on a fedora server, and on ANY WIRED WINDOWS box, when i go to visit the websites hosted on my server,

internally, the page does not load.

Sometimes parts of the page get loaded, some of the images etc, but the browser (firefox, ie, anything) never fully gets all of the data. It

just circles around and eventaully times out.

I can visit the outside world fine, any other site, but as soon as i go to an internal site on the very same wired client, they fail.

Here is some other information:

--> The server is hosted on a wired connection

--> When i boot up a wired machine with Fedora and request a page on an internal site, it works. windows, wired clients are the only ones

that fail.

--> If you go to our sites on any wireless connection, on any operating system on any type of box, they work.

--> I have tried using a HTTP tracing utility such as Fiddler, and it just circles around as well, no information regarding the request is

displayed.

--> I have tried putting all the cards to 100megabit full duplex instead of auto negotatiated, still dont come up on windows.

I know the network, router etc are all good, because the same wired client booted on fedora works no problem, and the sites get served up to

the outside world just fine.

I know its a mouthful, but im beatin my brains out trying to figure this one out. Any help would be ... Read more

A:Cannot Visit Self-Hosted Sites Internally - Windows, Wired Connection

Can you post an IPCONFIG of a wired pc vrs a wireless windows PC?
 

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After Windows automatically updates my laptop, a website I frequently visit resets me to 0 visits. I can't post replies until I have visited 5 times and can't start threads until I've visited over 20 times. This happens every time Windows updates. Does anyone know why this happens? Is there anything I can do to prevent this? It's very frustrating.

A:After Windows updates, a website forum I visit resets me to 0 Visits

You might want to ask the website that you are visiting why this is happening. That website should not be using any "visit count" system that could be messed up via browser updates.

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Google Chrome 49 reloads pages on long visit, just like 48.

I am using GMail and want it to stay, not the reload.

Windows 7 SP1.

A:Google Chrome reloads pages on long visit, Windows 7

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Originally Posted by doggie007


Google Chrome 49 reloads pages on long visit, just like 48.

I am using GMail and want it to stay, not the reload.

Windows 7 SP1.




Sorry -- but I'm not quite following you here.

Can you please describe your exact problem a little more?

Are you saying that you'll be on a page reading it and then suddenly, without warning, the page just reloads itself?

Make sure that you have the most recent version of Chrome installed - https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

Uninstall the current version of Chrome completely with Revo Ininstaller (free version) - Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Then re-install the latest version of Chrome.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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Google Chrome 49 reloads pages on long visit, just like 48.

I am using GMail and want it to stay, not the reload.

Windows 7 SP1.

A:Google Chrome reloads pages on long visit, Windows 7

Quote:





Originally Posted by doggie007


Google Chrome 49 reloads pages on long visit, just like 48.

I am using GMail and want it to stay, not the reload.

Windows 7 SP1.




Sorry -- but I'm not quite following you here.

Can you please describe your exact problem a little more?

Are you saying that you'll be on a page reading it and then suddenly, without warning, the page just reloads itself?

Make sure that you have the most recent version of Chrome installed - https://www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/

Uninstall the current version of Chrome completely with Revo Ininstaller (free version) - Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download - Uninstall software, remove programs, solve uninstall problems

Then re-install the latest version of Chrome.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2


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Google Chrome 49 reloads pages on long visit, just like 48.

I am using GMail and want it to stay, not the reload.

Windows 7 SP1.

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i am trying to run pro engineer on my dell xps 210. i can start the program but when i try to use it, it just vanishes, any ideas please.
 

A:Pro engineer help

Is the machine powerful enough to run the program?

Have you had this copy installed on a different machine before?

What version of Pro Engineer do you have?
 

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I am using Firefox and had an auto upgrade. Since then my hard drive seems to be in a perpetual seek mode, two days. It has done this before but after an hour or so it would stop. I have "Acronis True Image Home" installed. I have two 500G hard drives installed. Task manager shows no appl running and no CPU usage.

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british gas alarm kp55010z

please can someone here tell me hjow to or what the engineer code is for this alarm? its a long shot but would be brill thanks.
 

A:engineer code?

don't know if this is you too...
http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100525125233AAtdVGe
 

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Hi can anyone suggest a solution to my problem.
I am trying to run Pro engineer wildfire 3 on my Dell XPS 210, it has a the standard grafics card that came with the machine which has 512 on board, i have upgraded the Ram to 4gb.
Proengineer installed ok and will start but as soon as i try to use the program it just vanishes . If i just let it fireup and stand there it is fine.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
 

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My pc has given up the ghost! The video drivers have now packed in along with many other problems. Does anyone now a good PC Repair Engineer in the North West Kent area (near Swanley)?

Cheers.
 

A:PC Engineer in Kent?

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Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-JKHXW-D9W83-FJQKD
Windows Product Key Hash: AYaBykmfTHUVW5whGaYMeVJn0/U=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00249
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {E362D149-502B-4028-ACA3-99D993DDF5E4}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_ldr.160317-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-800401... Read more

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Finally reinstalled win8.1 since the win10 reset was broke and trying to upgrade it to 10 but requires activation of the key, but it's the same one that I just formatted from the hard drive, and says the key isn't working?
 

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Hi,

I'm looking to purchase a specialist piece of software and am trying to search out any recommendations or advice from experiences you may have had. I work with AutoCAD and would like a package that can be used to analyse / model ground profiles to calculate the volume of earth contained within a section of ground.

In simple terms, I am looking for software to help with cut and fill estimating.

Any pointers would be appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Help a Civil Engineer...

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I'm thinking of possibly minoring in computer engineering in college because of its supposedly high demand in the job market.
What do I need to know to become one? What type of "code" of whatever is needed? Is it like C++ or HTML or Java? I'm a newbie, so if you can just explain what I need to know and why would be nice!
 

A:What do I need to learn to become a computer engineer?

If you check the college prospectus, it will tell you the minimum requirements to study the course. You will generally need a basic understanding of how a computer works as well as how to compile code, with a basic knowledge of coding if possible, as you will be taught more on the course.
 

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Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- Tom
 

A:Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know

lotuseclat79 said:


Top 10 Concepts That Every Software Engineer Should Know.

Note: This article is one software engineering writer's opinion - not every computer scientist or software engineer would agree that these are the "Top 10", but they do quite nicely for an article post here.

-- TomClick to expand...

Very interesting, Tom !
 

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Im having a crap time with a dell pc and engineer is visiting me tomorrow to install new hard drive and then hes supposed to be setting my pc up so everything is running,the hard drive isnt going to have the facory preset of having the option of returning the pc back to its factory fresh mode so im wondering after the guy installs vista and my drivers for me,if i have problems in the future will i have to load drivers every time i use the vista recovery disc im a computer novice and im sad it seems i have the more complicated way of now doing things,i should add i only received the pc last thursday and one of their tech guys over the phone asked me to re install windows as the computer wouldnt set up properly or at least it did but when i re booted i just had a blank screen on my monitor,,which they have said is a known problem with vista and i have seen it mentioned on many forums,so basically it seems to be like pulling teeth getting any joy from dell
 

A:When engineer re installs visitor?

Confirm with the Dell engineer if your Vista recovery disc is just for the Windows OS only or if it also has all of the needed drivers and programs that came bundled on the computer. If it was Windows only and it was my computer, I would would be insisting that Dell supply me for free with any other recovery discs needed to restore the computer to full factory fresh conditions.
 

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I am almost done with my associates degree in Computer Networking. So I am not a total noob at this, but my friend's computer has me stumped. Here's the scenario.

They have a wireless network. The router and modem is upstairs, with a mac connected to it. Downstairs are two pcs, both wireless. Things have been working for about 7 months just fine. Then, the other day both the wireless computers couldn't get on the internet. Running an ipconfig shows both computers still on the network. Both computers were able to ping each other and the router. I released the ip addresses and renewed them, DHCP server works fine, issued them the ip address. Both were once again connected to the network, able to ping the router. Still can't get on the internet though. I checked the access lists, which I set up for them 7 months ago so just their computers can get on. Nothing has changed, their mac addresses are still the only ones that can get on.

So I got rid of the access list anyway. Same thing, computers are on the network but can't access the internet. Shut encryption off on everything, nothing changes. Reset router to factory settings. Nothing changed.

So, has anyone encountered this before. I am completely stumped. The computers are on the network, they can ping each other, ping the router, but the wireless pc's cannot access the internet, only the directly connected computer can. Signal Strength is excellent. Sharing files printers, everything is grea... Read more

A:Need a really good Network Engineer here

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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I have encountered those delightful folks who get call you out of the blue, try to make you think that they are from MicroSoft, and tell you that there are horrible things wrong with your computer (it's been sending out signals, you see) that only a Microsoft Engineer can fix, and they will make it all better and cover you for a year for around $200. Right, sure, and I'm a Surgeon General of the United States Engineer and I will keep your nose out of your ass for a year for $200.
 
But--I have been using Avast as my antivirus for some time now, and it seems to be effective and user friendly. But now I had occasion to call them, and they ran some diagnostics and told me essentially the same thing as the above-mentioned scam agents. Deep down in my computer, it seems--so deep that it would make no difference if I replaced the hard drive and installed the OS (Windows 7 currently) from a new disk, I think they said even if I replaced the motherboard), there are baddies that only a Microsoft &c &c. And of course they offered to do it for around the same price.
 
Now I ask myself: Is there really anything that Microsoft Engineer from Avast can do that, say, Bleeping Computer cannot? Is there really a subbasement in the bleeping computer that only God or the mighty MS Engineer can get to? I'm skeptical, and I would much rather have you guys run Hijack This and ComboFix and do whatever is needed, because I know from experience how good you are. What he found was a l... Read more

A:"only microsoft engineer can fix your computer" for $$$?

I've never had occasion to contact Avast! support, so I don't know what they do or do not do.  I will say that there is nothing a Microsoft Engineer can do that taking the steps that you stated would not accomplish.  If the problem can't even be resolved by replacing the motherboard then it just isn't getting fixed.  Guess you'll just have to switch to Knoppix
 
What is the problem that you are having?  I'm from the nuke and reload school of thought.

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Hello,

I have recently been scammed with a transaction via PayPal but at the same time I was sent a file which I think was an attempt to take full control of my PayPal account.

It's a little kid that's doing this and he's using a VPN to access the Internet and a VPS to route the traffic of the RAT.

Is it possible to reverse engineer a Trojan at all to find some information I can send to his VPS provider to help track this guy down?

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Hi,

Sorry for posting this in 'Multimedia', but I wasn't sure where else it might go. Our Sky unit went wrong, so a Sky engineer came out (friendly chap) and replaced the decoder. However, when you press the ‘Sky’ button on the Sky remote now the TV doesn’t switch to SCART anymore. How can I get this working again? Everything’s working fine, apart from the fact the TV won’t switch to SCART when you turn the decoder on. You now have to use the TV remote to enable Sky. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks a lot,
Dan
 

A:Sky engineer messing up TV setup (help)

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Does anyone know what the options are for telecommuting in the Software Engineering field?
 

A:Software engineer telecommuting?

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Hello,

I'm entering my junior year in college majoring in Computer Science but would like to eventually work as an IT Specialist or a Network Engineer in the future. What are some things that I can do or read that will help me to familiarize myself and get an early start in the networking field? Thanks.

Regards,

Jerry
 

A:Would like to become a Network Engineer but need some advice.

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Hi All,

I am interviewing some desktop engineers soon and as part of the interview I would like to do a practical test.

I am would like some of your recommendations / experiences of what practical tests you have ever had to do or given.

Nothing too simple, something challenging.

We use windows XP and Dell machines

Also maybe some questions to ask

Look forward to your responses.

Thanks
Elliot

A:Desktop Engineer interview

This is a good start: desktop support interview tests XP - Bing

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So I've been trying to validate my copy of win 8. I've contacted Microsoft many times in the last few days, followed all their instructions and even had remote assistance, but to no avail.

So the story is this. I was running win 8.0, then upgraded to 8.1. I decided i wanted to reformat my PC, it was getting full of junk. So i made win 8.1 recovery options, and went ahead and reformatted. I then tried to use my product key into Win 8.1, and it didn't work. After contacting Microsoft, they confirmed my key was valid for 8.0 OEM only, and i had to install that version and then put my product key in.
... It was quite difficult to find a way to install Win 8.0 when they don't give you recovery options for this anywhere, but after a lot of searching and asking people i knew who may have copies, i found a way. So now that my key works in win 8.0, and i'm running 8.0 i thought my quest was over, that i was done. Unfortunately it isn't.
When i tried to enter my key it says "This key isn't valid, please try again or enter a different key" Prior to this it used to tell me that i needed a different version of windows. I have confirmed with Microsoft various times that my key is valid. After entering it myself didn't work, i phone Microsoft who (after validating the key again) decided remote access was necessary to solve my problem. I allowed him this access... and after almost an hour of doing nothing he wrote this to me:
1:37 PM Bhanuj: Sir please call on 866-425-8809 windo... Read more

A:Valid CD Key not working for Activation of Win 8

if you are being asked to input a product key during setup > you are re-installing the WRONG edition of windows..
Home, Pro, Single Langauge, Bing
all use a specific product key...

download and run this program > to find Key and Windows edition
Showkey - Windows 10 Forums

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My laptop was given to me a year ago from my work with an install of Win 7 x64 Ultimate. The original OS on the laptop was Vista, not sure which flavor. I'm sure that all the licensing is above board.

Last week, the hard drive started going bad. So I purchased a new drive, and installed Win 7 Ultimate from an iso downloaded from MS (X17-59465). I installed from a usb using the Windows7-USB-DVD-tool. Everything seemed to work okay. Today I noticed that the OS is not activated. When I try to use the key that I extracted using Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder prior to taking out the old drive, I get the 0xc004e003 error code.

Here is the MGADT report:

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-X92GV-V7DCV-P4K27
Windows Product Key Hash: aU2z1/fnhnLHmhBm699qYZT2E6s=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00400
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {E6A6FE97-A535-4F09-9E2F-427EB6B748B5}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

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A:Reinstalled Win 7 From .iso - Activation Key Not Working

Im not too good at reading diag reports but from what I see it seems legit... The error you are getting is because that Key is already in use. I would call Microsoft and talk to a live activation rep and they may be able to help you in activating it for the new HD.

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Im the lead tech in my small shop, and for the last 2 days no xp online activations are working. I call them in and they activated fine, but for whatever reason none will activate online. Any ideas?

A:XP online activation not working

This may help;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312295/en-us

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I was awoken with a phone call from an Indian supposed "Microsoft Engineer in the Technical department" telling me that my PC was generating and sending out enormous amounts of files and that I should get onto my PC in order for them to freely provide me with tools to eradicate my supposedly bad files causing this. Going onto my PC, I was "shown" (Told how to run it) the Event Viewer (Never previously used by myself). It showed 100's of ERROR reports that gave some credence to their statements. I did not realise at the time that these were merely common errors reported by the system. I later deleted them after finding out how to. A security-conscious individual of many years I am ALWAYS sceptical of such phone calls but sadly this time I decided that I may indeed be speaking to a Microsoft engineer and must allow them access or perhaps my PC would indeed be a major problem in a week's time. According to the con man my PC would close down eventually and I would be unable to retrieve any of my files again as the PC would not boot. I felt uneasy and still being rather sleepy, I was unsure as to his chat. Taken in by his speil I suspected a scam, especially since it was an Indian speaking and experience of bad business with such warned me off, but I felt that I may indeed be causing a problem to the Internet world and foolishly decided to allow them access to my PC. Once decided, they gained access via a software programme which they downloaded (Teamvi... Read more

A:"Microsoft engineer" rang me on saturday 17-07-10

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer. *Please Subscribe to this Thread to get immediate notification of replies. See HERE*It is important not to make any further changes or run any other tools/updates unless instructed to. This may hinder the cleaning process of your machine.*Please be patient, all Bleeping Computer helpers are volunteers and have lives outside this forum.*You must reply within 5 days otherwise this topic will be closed.=================================Please try to run GMER in safe mode. How to boot in safe mode: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/Double click GMER.exe and if you are asked if you want to allow gmer.sys driver to load, please allow it to do so. If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run scan, please click on NO. In the right panel you will see several boxes that have been checked. Unchecked the following checkboxes: IAT/EAT Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\) Show All (don't miss this one) Now click on the Scan button and wait for it to finish. Once done click on the [Save..] button, and in the File name area, type in ark.txt and save it to your desktop.Post the contents of that report when you reply.

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Madam / Sir, on my Lenovo SFF   desktop 510s-08ISH- 90FN00BYIN I have three sata ports for 3drives. There are 2 drives pre installed. These drives get power from a cable with two sata power connectors and are connected to the motherboard with a 4 pin plug. Can this 4 pin power connector on motherboard support 3drives ??Regards John

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