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Is there a way to tell what type and speed of Ram from within windows?

Question: Is there a way to tell what type and speed of Ram from within windows?

Just trying to figure out what kind of Ram is in this computer, without opening the box. Is there a way to know this from within windows? Running XP home.

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Preferred Solution: Is there a way to tell what type and speed of Ram from within windows?

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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.

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Answer: Is there a way to tell what type and speed of Ram from within windows?

Do you know what motherboard you have installed?

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In the HP ENVY 13t (i5-7200U, Intel HD 620, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD), what speed is the RAM? is it 1600, or is it 1866?  Is the 256GB SSD a SATA, or is it a PCIe?  Is the 13.3? FHD display a TN, or is it an IPS?

Answer:What is its RAM speed, SSD type, and display type?

Double, please usehttps://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/What-is-the-RAM-s-speed-Is-the...

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Hello,I am thinking of buying the T460s with a base configuration and then upgrading the SSD myself.Question - If I choose to buy the 128GB SATA SSD, does this mean that the SSD slot can only have SATA M.2 SSD in it?Similarly, If I choose the 256GB PCI-NVMe, then the SSD slot can hold only NVMe M.2 SSDs in it? Is there even such a thing as a universal M.2 slot, that can take SATA OR NVMe SSD? Thank you very much.-D











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Answer:T460s SSD Type and Bus Speed

Per https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-t-series-laptops/thinkpad-t4... , I think taking the SATA route with an aftermarket PCIe NVMe should be fine, but I too would like confirmation from an authority here. That said, if Lenovo?s markup for storage wasn?t so obscene, this would be less of a concern.

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Hi my mate wants some more ram, he wants 1GB

But he has no idea what speed or type is needed. Is there any softare or ways to find out what he needs and what speed

(He wants to do this without opening his pc)

Thanks
Josh
 

Answer:How to check ram type and speed

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this happens to me a lot, and it's pretty annoying; after my computer is on for a while, i notice that when i hold down a key when im typing, it slows the action down. for example, if i want to delete a sentence, usually i hold down the backspace key and the cursor zips across the screen deleting everything real quick. but the longer my computer is on, it gets slower and it takes like a second per word. same if im typing; if i hold down a key, it will get maybe 4 characters down in a second when it should knock out 10 in that time.

this isn't affecting the speed letters are typed as i hit the keys, only when i hold down the button. so is there something i hit on my keyboard unknowingly that bogs down the rate letters are typed, or is it something else?

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My mobo is a 9450 CTO.  Currently running a core 2 duo at 1.66GHz. T5500 model.  Can I  bump up the performance markedly with this mobo or not?

Answer:What speed/type processors can I use?

any of these will work:T5600 (1.83 GHz), T7200 (2 GHz), T7400 (2.16 GHz), T7600 (2.33 GHz)they are all core 2 duo processors.

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I need a USB A B Type Full Speed 2.0 cable for my Brother printer and would like to know if the cable is the same that I ordered from Amazon Belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable (10 Feet) if this is the right USB Cable for my printer?
 

Answer:USB A B Type Full Speed 2.0 Cable

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Hoping someone can answer this.  We sell overstock new items (including computers).  We just received a shipment of HP EliteBook 820 G2 laptops (new & sealed).  Unfortunately, the outside of the box does not give me any information as to the processor type or speed other that an Intel Inside sticker on the outside of the box.  The product codes are P2C18UT#ABA,  P2C22UT#ABA.  Is there a way to tell by this code the processor type / speed / amt of ram on each of these?  I really do not want to have to crack the factory seal unless absolutely necessary.  Thanks in advance for any insight.

Answer:Can you tell the process type / speed by the model #?

Yeah here they were for sale on newegg and Walmart. I think you can assume the ones you have are the same specs: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP3K33047 http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-EliteBook-840-G2-Notebook-PC-12.5-Display-Intel-Core-i5-5200U-Processor... They have the same processor but the Walmart model has an SSD and a higher resolution screen.   

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hi

processors have speeds like 2.7GHz and this actually a frequency at which it runs ..

frequency is cycles per second .... 2.7GHz = 2.7*1024*1024*1024 = 2,899,102,924.8 Hz i.e cycles per second or pulses per second .

i think 2,899,102,924.8 bits per second such processor is said to process .

on the other hand we have system type like 64-bit ... does that mean processor only processes 64 bits per second ? and how we differentiate both of these factors and distinguish clearly ?

Answer:system type and processor speed

It would be more accurate to think of it as the way the chip handles data and floating-point registers.

I sadly do not actually know the math. It does increase the rate at which data is processed.
It has more to do with the registers though. I'm not sure how it would fit into your equation exactly.

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I was planning to buy a used Dell latitude laptop. How do I check processor type and speed, RAM harddrive capacity of the machine?

Thanks,
 

Answer:checking processor type and speed

premsoman
Most of that info should be available on the screen at boot. If it goes by too fast to read, hit the pause/break key and it will stop untill you hit escape. If a splash screen is in your way try hitting escape then pause/break. Another option, get the exact model number and go to Dell's website to see what the system specs are supposed to be.
http://support.dell.com/us/en/docs/index.asp?cc=12&ct=87

Good Luck
 

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Looking for opinions (pros and cons) of the two processors types and speeds.

Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 640 w/HT Technology (3.2GHz,800FSB)

Pentium® D Processor 820 with Dual Core Technology (2.80GHz, 800FSB)


Does the Dual Core provide any significant advantage even though running slower than the Hyper Threading processor. Will the Dual Core be better at multi tasking since it is a dual processor core.

In performance tests, which would yield better results.
 

Answer:Opinions on Processor type/speed

Some comparison performance tests of CPUs including the two you have earmarked above Chas http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html

My take on it, yes the Dual Core CPUs do have a distinct edge over their single core parents, and in the tests above at Toms do occupy the top slots in the multitasking tests, personally I dont see any Cons to a dual cpu, plus more software will be written to take advantage of the 2xcores.

My pref would be the 820.
 

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My IT guy was telling me that the type of file can affect download speeds across the network (LAN connection) to a local HD. Say if you have an image file vs. PDF vs whatever. I say hogwash. A 10-meg file, say, should be a 10-meg file no matter what. If there is any slight difference, then it would be minimal at best.

I was getting some problems with a large powerpoint file copying to my laptop from a server where my download speed started fine, then stalled and crept down to about 20 kb/sec. I tested the download several times and it would take MINUTES to copy sometimes and other times would even error out it was taking so long. Co-worker could download the exact same file in about 2-secs on his machine.
 

Answer:Does File Type affect copy speed?

In same cases, he is right, but in this specific case something else is going on. There was a nasty issue with windows 8 that caused this, but it has been patched.
 

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Hello,
I have 2GB RAM on my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. I would like to buy additional 2GB RAM making a total of 4GB. I know that 32bit Windows 7 will not detect 4GB of RAM so ill be installing 64Bit version. I have a AMD athlon x2 dual core 5000+ 64Bit processor at 2.60GHz. I just opened up my chases to find out what type of RAM I have and also did a "Crucial Scan" which tells me I have a DDR2 PC2-6400, DDR2 PC2-5300 type of memory. I read somewhere that I need same type of RAM for better performance. My RAM card's label says it is a 2GB 2Rx8 PC2-6400U-666.

I need to know if I should install the same PC2-6400U-666 RAM in another slot or I can even use PC2-5300? which one is better? My RAM card labels does not show the RAM speed.

Also the Crucial Scan says that I can install a maximum of 4GB RAM. But is it 4GB per slot of the manufacturers maximum is 4GB?

My Crucial Scan:
Edit:
You can get all information you want about your RAM with a little tool called CPUZ even without opening your CPU case,
(Just for people who will have same problems in future)
My RAM details:

Answer:Installing additional RAM - need to know speed, type and size.

If you want the best results, I would go in one of two ways. I'd either pull he existing chip out and buy the identical one....or just buy a new 2x2 GB kit. Either way, for best results and best chance of compatibility, you'll want identical chips.

Given the link, it means you have two slots in total, that can accept up to 2 GB per slot, for a total of 4 GB.

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Hi. I am trying to figure out what kind of high speed connection would be the fastest. Would it be DSL, Broadband, Cable, or some other kind of connection? Preferably, I will definitely want it to be fast for downloading web pages and also for downloading any kind of file. Your advice will be appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:Fastest type of high speed connection?

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Hello.How can I determine the type of board and connector (e.g., SIMM, SODIMM, etc.) my Thinkpad W700 uses? How can I determine what the bus speed is, and then what speed memory I need?Thanks.

Answer:How to determine memory board type and speed

go here enter your model & type number http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2F... then click on product information





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Hello all, I just bought a 110-15ISK Type 80UD and it is not yet delivered; however, I would like to know if anyone can tell me the designated SATA speed for the 1TB mechanical hard drive because some literature states it is just SATA while other literature states it is SATA II. The reason I am asking is because I have seen many videos where individuals have chosen to install an SSD; however, I see no reason to do that if the speed is only going to be at standard SATA (150MB/s). However, if the 110-15ISK Type 80UD offers SATA II (300MB/s) or SATA III (600MB/s), then it might be wothwhile to go with an SSD. Thanks, newlaptop 













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Answer:SATA Speed on a 110-15ISK Type 80UD?

I'm seeing that it has SATA III (6Gb/s)... confirmed this with Lenovo's documents, and Crucial mentions the same this: http://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Lenovo/ideapad-110-15isk
 

 
Hope this helps, and happy upgrading

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I was wondering if there is a way to detect a users connection speed and type when they visit our site. Obviously there is a way, but i haven't found one yet.

If the users connection speed and type is 56k or less, i would like to direct to a text only page. if it is higher, than i would like to direct them to our regular page with graphics and flash.

thanks.
ck
 

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I have following add-ons installed for Tracking Protection in IE11. (Please see the image below.)

I have a question that do these multiple add-ons affect the speed and performance of IE in any way or they are here only for the good purpose and nothing bad.

I mean when we use adblock extension for Firefox/Chrome, it shows a impact on the browser's performance. Is it the same here for IE too?

Can I happily have these add-ons (as shown in image) in my IE? Please suggest.
 

Answer:Effect of Add-ons (Tracking Protection type) on speed of IE11.

I haven't experienced any drawbacks of the performance and stability of the browser while using such addons. Indeed I used to face incomplete blocking of ads in certain webpages.
Use Duck Duck Go or Startpage for better privacy.
 

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Hi, i am not entirely sure about what happened. I tried to download a bit-torrent and it locked up my computer. The windows security center would not go away and the computer had slowed to a crawl. After rebooting i did not see any changes. I could not keep the task manager open, could not open the add/remove programs manager, and i could not open my AVG free virus protection software. Well, after uninstalling AVG, everything else went back to normal. EXCEPT the computer is still running sluggishly. I tried to reinstall AVG, but it takes forever! With my dual core processor and 2 gigs of RAM i should not be running this slow! Does anyone know how i can fix this problem?
 

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Hello I have a Lenovo 3000 J115 type 7387 PC and wish to upgrade from the stock Semperon CPU to an Athlon X2 Dual Core.The Lenovo support website (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67129) states that the stock motherboard "Supports AMD AM2 Athlon64 X2 processors with 1000MHz FSB and 1MB L2 cache". Trouble is the AMD website (http://products.amd.com/en-us/DesktopCPUFilter.aspx) shows that all AMD X2 processors have a 2000MHz System Bus.  Is anyone able to explain this to me and whether an AMD X2 CPU will work with the stock motherboard? TIAOrac    













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Answer:CPU Upgrade for 3000 J115 type 7387 - FSB speed question

After some digging around it turns out AMD doesnt have FSB, as their CPU's have an intergrated memory controller. Rather they use the term HT/HyperTransport (or System Bus). Why then does Lenovo say they support AMD AM2 Athlon64 X2 processors with 1000MHz FSB? Does anyone know what HT speed Lenovo means? TIAOrac  

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So lately i found this nifty lil Twitter app that comes with Windows 10 But when i click a tweet with a vine retweet or such it gives me an error saying "Unsupported Video Type Invalid File Type" Has anyone been using the twitter app lately and are getting the same error?
-Cheetha

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So lately i found this nifty lil Twitter app that comes with Windows 10 But when i click a tweet with a vine retweet or such it gives me an error saying "Unsupported Video Type Invalid File Type" Has anyone been using the twitter app lately and are getting the same error?
-Cheetha

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The general Tab of my system properties screen doesnt show my CpU speed or CPU type, although it shows the amount of memory. It used to show it just fine but its no longer there, just the memory information is there now...any ideas?
 

Answer:General Tab of System Properties screen doesnt show CPU speed/type in XP....

Maybe you don't have a CPU or need to get a newer driver so that windows can use it?
 

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Hi, I have a ThinkPad X31 2673-WC5 with BIOS 3.02 (1QET97WW) 22/09/2005 and integrated controler 1.08 I have also a 16 Gb SanDisk SDCFX3-016G Compact Flash CARD directly inserted into the native type II slot of this Lenovo. In order to bost the startup and to significantly improve all the OS disk access, we want to set the BIOS startup boot sequence with this CF card drive first.In order to have slow but large data files we need to keep the IDE drive too. How can we see this CompactFlash card in the boot devices list of this X31 PATA compatible ThinkPad ? Thanks in advance, FO8DH













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Answer:Ultra high speed startup thru a Compact Flash card inserted into the CF type II slot !

The X31 BIOS doesn't support booting from the Compact Flash slot. Sorry. If you search around you will find people have successfully used Compact Flash IDE adapters in the hard drive slot. You could also search for an IDE SSD.

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I moved into a city that has 1gbps fiber and I got it. I set my computer up to run Ubuntu or Windows 7 in the Ubuntu OS I have full speed, like 980mbps but in Windows I can only get around 370mbps, they informed me that it was a know issue which is why they carry around laptops with Ubuntu instead of windows to troubleshoot there system. Anyone have any clue on this, I cant even imagine where to start looking for the setting or fix. Thanks

Answer:Limited fiber download speed in windows 7 full speed in linux

1gbps is fantastic. I suspect the Windows problem is a driver problem. Did you check the Windows 10TP. Maybe they fixed it. But then, the really big chunks you can always download with Ubuntu. I envy you, LOL.

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Hi All

I hope someone out there can help me with this problem.

I am using a laptop in Cambodia and connecting to my ISP (Viettel) via a 3.5G Dongle. (Huewai E1550)
The ISP is a Vietnamese company and the customer support via their Cambodian subsidiary (Metfone) is effectively zero.

Here are my system details:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M CPU 420 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1271 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 33738 MB, Free - 1189 MB;
Motherboard: DIXONSXP, ref.NO:G335-yymmdd-DI-01-00-FF-FF, 1.0, 00000001
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

3.5G Dongle Huawei E1550 95% signal - Blue lights on dongle - 3.2 Mbits/s capable
I use Avast Internet Security and Comodo Firewall.
I have no viruses etc indicated by Avast
Browser Firefox 5.0

My problem is with the download speed when using Firefox (tried IE8 and same slow speed).
When I run speedtest.net I get a download speed of between 0.2 and 0.5 Mbits/s and the pages take annoyingly long to download. I have communicated with others on forums in Cambodia who are getting 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s when browsing using the same dongle and when I run my Vuze torrent downloader I also achieve 2 to 2.5 Mbits/s. So I know these speeds are achievable through my dongle in my prese... Read more

Answer:Browser Download Speed Less Than Upload Speed but Torrent Speed Superb

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I am brand new to these forums and I was just wondering how to check my internet Speed (mbps), download speed, and upload speed.

Is there a difference in all three?

Thanks alot for all of your help!

Answer:Checking Internet Speed/ Download Speed/ Upload Speed

You can get speed test, look on ur ISP site to see if they have one available or just search google and u should be able to find one. That will tell ur download speed. U can probably gets ones that test ur upload speed. Their should be a difference in all three, lol and btw i think its just two different types. Download speed is net speed(i think) and the other is upload speed. Download speed will be a lot faster in most cases. Dowloading is for dl things 2 ur comp etc and uploading is for uploading from u to other ppl.
Hope it helps

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Hello,Microphone quit working.  Seems to be a software/driver issue. The ThinkPad is fully updated (e.g: both Microsoft and ThnikVantage) .Microphone test (e.g: trying to record) results in no voice.Video is operting well.  Also can hear well any calling party bu they cannot hear me.Please help/advise.Thanks, G

Answer:T500, XP, audio problem, microphone, machine type: 2081, model type: CTO

Just an add-on to my earlier posting; An external microphone is working well. Problem is only with the internal mic.Seems to be related to recent Lenovo updates.Reinstalling the "Conexant HD Audio input" didn't resolve the problem. Any help?Thanks,G

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I haven't figured out how to get rid of it.. i don't see anything I set in ease of access.  it's making like s a squish sound every few letter i type.  it doesn't do it like for every letter.  it's not when i touch the mouse pad either.  please give me some ideas on how this happened..??

Answer:Inspiron. I don't know what settings I screw up on but when i type I hear like a squishing sound on every so many letters i type.

Always include your model name and number as well as the operating system when posting a question. Also include a clearer explanation of the problem.

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To Whom It May Concern (or anyone willing to help):
About 6-8weeks ago (guesstimate) I started getting a random window popup at various times while browsing online. The semi-odd thing about it is #1-same type of popup on both ie & my Chrome browsers; #2- I hadn't downloaded/installed anything around then; #3 I havenot been able to find their source; #4- Have not found any scan (malwarebytes, Panda, pcpitstop, etc) that seems to locate it, nor does my Winpatrol. The popup windows vary in advertisers, but most frequent is for the game "Big Farm". They are always fullsized page & open in a new window (not just a new tab), without my regular menu/toolbar, etc on top. I did notice a little icon right before the url it shows at very top, clicked it & got a menu-thing showing the permissions of the settings, etc & I could click to view cookie data (in which I was thinking "yippee I got it", lol)... I can "remove" & "block", however each time I can make sure I do all of the however it doesn't seem to help because in a little bit "poof" it comes up just as before! Of course it can get irritating!
Now, as of 2days ago I've suddenly gotten a new & BIGGER annoyance... Quite often, especially when I open my browser & go to do anything (such as switch sites/pages, open history, etc), I get a blackish popup come down about 3/4 over my page, and has a video box (which seldom starts & if it does p... Read more

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How do reset the manchine type.    After a  R40e F11 rebuild, Machine type has changed to TP-1S____  .I need to reset to the type 2684-KRG where do I do that?  

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Hi all, I got today Lenovo S510 model: 10KW005NAX I want to get a cable or adapter to connect Displayport to HDMI 1080p LCD I have from before There seem to be passive and active converters, what I understood from online is that if I have DP++ PC I can get a passive converter or else I need an active converter. I don't know if cables can be active and passive too?For example: Amazon linkSo the description says source can be DP or DP++, so it has a chip inside it? so it's active? So... can anyone tell me what is my displayport type (Lenovo S510) ? and maybe shed some light on what I need to get clear picture to HDMI in? Appreciate your help   

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I can't figure out how to type a degree symbol on a ThinkPad S-1 Yoga, type 20 CD running Win 8.1.  Can anyone help?Thanks in advance.

Answer:How do I type a degree symbol on a ThinkPad S-1 Yoga, type 20CD running Win 8.1

It is not a yoga question, but, rather, a windows question. Look here for one solution:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/using-special-characters-character-map-faq#1TC=windows-7Or here if you have a keyboard with a number pad with numlock on:http://www.alt-codes.net/Or, type Alt+248

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  About 6-8weeks ago (guesstimate) I started getting a random window popup at various times while browsing online. The semi-odd thing about it is #1-same type of popup on both ie & my Chrome browsers; #2- I hadn't downloaded/installed anything around then; #3 I havenot been able to find their source; #4- Have not found any scan (malwarebytes, Panda, pcpitstop, etc) that seems to locate it, nor does my Winpatrol. The popup windows vary in advertisers, but most frequent is for the game "Big Farm". They are always fullsized page & open in a new window (not just a new tab), with no toolbar, etc on top. Of course it can get irritating!
  Now, as of 2days ago I've suddenly gotten a new & BIGGER annoyance... Quite often, especially when I open my browser & go to do anything (such as switch sites/pages, open history, etc), I get a blackish popup come down about 3/4 over my page, and has a video box (which seldom starts to play for at least 10seconds) & below video has a button that says "SKIP AD in 15 seconds" & then counts down to 0, then I can hit the skip button, & it goes away. It also happens just the same nomatter if I'm using Chrome or ie.
  Any clue??? If I had an idea of their name or source, I should be able to find some sign of their existence in regedit, but I don't seem to find any indication anywhere including at top or bottom of screen when they open. The two types of popups do not look or act anyway similar/related,... Read more

Answer:Unable to find source of adware-type popup on both chrome & ie, now a new type!

Hello angelgabbby I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the sa... Read more

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so, a few years back i read a magazine that said to change the type of computer in device manager to standard pc because it made the computer run a little better or faster.

so now i've got my laptop and i've noticed it getting slower and thought that i would do this... VERY BAD MOVE!!!

i can still boot windows and everything - it meant that i had to let the computer reinstall all of the drivers for my hardware - but i have noticed in the device manager now that there are two instances of 'standard pc', there is also a new section titled 'other devices' with about 15 devices that seem to have no driver for them - some mention 'ISA' so i am guessing that changing to standard pc means that windows thinks my laptop is now a desktop pc with ISA slots???

i find that when i put my laptop lid down the thing shuts down, when i press the power button it turns off straight away (doesn't even shut down!). i had had the laptop configured for ages to do nothing when i closed the lid and give me shut down options when i pressed the power button. i look in power options and i can only cinfigure the monitor screen and hard disk power off options - every other option is not available. when i do bring up the shut down options i can no longer choose standby.

i have also realised that i can not turn on my wireless connection - i've tried all sorts to get it to work with no avail! the laptop is an acer ferrari and when i call up the manager app... Read more

Answer:can't change computer type back to original type in device manager!

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About 6-8weeks ago (guesstimate) I started getting a random window popup at various times while browsing online. The semi-odd thing about it is #1-same type of popup on both ie & my Chrome browsers; #2- I hadn't downloaded/installed anything around then; #3 I havenot been able to find their source; #4- Have not found any scan (malwarebytes, Panda, pcpitstop, etc) that seems to locate it, nor does my Winpatrol. The popup windows vary in advertisers, but most frequent is for the game "Big Farm". They are always fullsized page & open in a new window (not just a new tab), with no toolbar, etc on top. Of course it can get irritating!
Now, as of 2days ago I've suddenly gotten a new & BIGGER annoyance... Quite often, especially when I open my browser & go to do anything (such as switch sites/pages, open history, etc), I get a blackish popup come down about 3/4 over my page, and has a video box (which seldom starts to play for at least 10seconds) & below video has a button that says "SKIP AD in 15 seconds" & then counts down to 0, then I can hit the skip button, & it goes away. It also happens just the same nomatter if I'm using Chrome or ie.
Any clue??? If I had an idea of their name or source, I should be able to find some sign of their existence in regedit, but I don't seem to find any indication anywhere including at top or bottom of screen when they open. The two types of popups do not look or act anyway similar/related,

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Answer:Unable to find source of adware-type popup on both chrome & ie, now a new type!

cginn73,

Hi and welcome to TSF.

I am currently reviewing your logs. Please note that this is under the supervision of an expert analyst, and I will be back with a fix for your problem as soon as possible.

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Hi!I was wondering if anyone could help me with this issue. My G580 is still inside the warranty and started showing this flickering lines and areas of the screen that are a complete mess. I am trying to request a service to get it fixed but I am asked for a machine type, model type, and serial number. I found the serial number but the form keeps complaining that it should be a maximum of 9 characters (and mine has 10). And for the machinge type and model type, I just can't find them. There's nothing on the sticker showing a model like it is shown in the help section. Can anyone help me please? Thank you!













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Answer:G580 - Can't find machine type, model type, and SN seems to be wrong?

Hi afm, welcome to the forums,
 
have you had a look under the battery?  Quite often the sticker detailing the information will be there, it can also be found on the box if you still have it or on the first screen after entering BIOS.

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My main notebook is a T60 type 1951. The backlight (or the inverter) is faulty (the screen has a red hue, and if I operate it at anything higher than the lowest brightness setting, the backlight just cuts out), and I need to send the machine back for repair (thankfully it's still under warranty). I have a spare machine, a T60 type 2007, and I am wondering if I can just plug the hard drive from the faulty machine into the spare one without any risk of screwing anything up, or of anything not working. I've looked on the net to see if I could figure out what the difference is between the two types, but I've not had any success. The only apparent difference between the two is that the faulty machine has a DVD multi-recorder (Mat**bleep**a DVD-RAM UJ-842 according to the device manager), and the spare one a DVD/CDRW (Mat**bleep**a DVD/CDRW UJDA755 according to the device manager). So: is it safe for me to simply remove the hard drive from the faulty machine before returning it for repair and simply swapping it for the drive currently in the spare machine? Many thanks in anticipation!





KoenT60 1951-FDG 14.1" DVDRW XP ProT60 2007-43G 14.1" DVCD/CDRW XP Pro









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Answer:Swapping hard drive from T60 type 1951 to T60 type 2007

The biggest difference between the two is the fact that 1951 has Intel integrated graphics, while 2007 has ATi dedicated GPU. You'll have to load the video drivers if you're intent on using this drive, but it shouldn't bluescreen on you. Apart from that-and possibly wireless if the cards are different-you should be OK. Hope this helps.

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I set up an Outlook account on a new-to-me laptop. I had been unable to download email for several months, since I didn't have a computer. I had been saving the emails I wanted to keep and had planned on downloading them into my new computer. After setting up the account, it appeared the system automatically downloaded all of my email from the server. I know this is default behavior which I turn off. So I went through that process, double-checked to see that all the email was downloaded, and went out to my server.

I discovered that what I thought were copies of the emails were left on the servier. I didn't want that to happen. I dug around to find the location that I have used many times to do this, and couldn't remember or find the location to make this change. So I came to Seven Forums. I saw the step-by-step instructions...go to the account, select it, click change, click advanced and uncheck the box that says "Leave a copy of email on server". When I went to the advanced dialog box for changing accounts, I discovered there wasn't any such box. I dug around some more, decided to subscribe here and ask why mine was different.

In the mean time, since all the email was downloaded to my computer, I went back out to my server, deleted all the email, and purged the trash. Then I went back to my Oullook and discovered all the email that I had "downloaded" was gone. After digging some more and callling my ISP service desk, I discovered that ... Read more

Answer:Is default email account type deteremined by type of device?

Hello Hagridore and Welcome to Seven Forums!

No, I don't believe the problem is because it is a Laptop.
Email can be very confusing to setup with the different protocols such as POP3, IMAP, and MAPI.

Referring to "Outlook" can be confusing, as it can mean different things.
Outlook may mean the MS Office Outlook client email program, or an Outlook.com email address.
MS has created confusion here imho.
When you say "Outlook accounts" do you mean email accounts in the Outlook client program, or Outlook.com email address's, or both ?
What email client program are you using, such as MS Office Outlook, MS Windows Live Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, ... ?
Also fwiw, for WEB (online) access, Hotmail accounts are being converted to the outlook "WEB format" now...just to make it more fun

From what I know, setting up an Outlook.com (or Hotmail) email address with IMAP does not work without a 3rd party paid solution.
MS uses their own proprietary MAPI protocol (or POP3) for hotmail/outlook email address's accessed in a client program.
If it is possible to use an Outlook(Hotmail) email account with IMAP in a client email program, I would like to know how!

When I delete a POP account (Windows Live Mail) I get a warning about messages that might be lost...
Did you get a warning message when you deleted the POP account?

edit:
I just looked at this again, and see it's in the Office forum.
So, can I assume you are using MS Office Outlook on all the PC's?
If so, w... Read more

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How do I search a directory for a file type, and have it only show files that aren't that file type.
For example, searching a directory for only .jpg, and have the search only show files that are not .jpg, such as .txt, .png, etc.
 

Answer:Searching by file type, showing files that are not that type?

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Hi
Windows 8 hypervisor hyper v is bare metal hypervisor. And vmware workstation is not. So will the new any difference between these two in terms of performance on a Windows 8 machine?
Is there any article document contrasting these scenarios?

Answer:Performance comparison of type 2 hypervisor vs type 1 hype

A simple web search should give you plenty of information.

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Since about 4 weeks both laptops startup extremely slow, whereby the 7542ZG is slower than the P273-M.It can take more than 20 minutes before the 5742ZG responds on (mouse) commands in a normal way. The P273-M is quicker, but also significantly slower than before. Both laptops react in a similar way during startup. CPU and RAM usage drop off after a few minutes, but there remains  a high level of disk I/O on both laptops. After the harddisk I/O becomes normal, both laptops operate in a normal way for the rest of the time. Both laptops I have upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and both worked ok. My impression is that after the latest Windows 10 update to build 10.0.10586 startup has become so slow. Checked Taskmgr on harddisk activity at startup and found the following (same for both laptops):Service Host: local system (network limitations)Service Host: local service (network limitations)Service Host: local systemare responsable for disk I/O of 90 to 100% during 10 to 15 minutes at every startup.Both laptops are "cleaned" regularly by running Privazer. Also the list of startup programs in Windows auto start is very limited. No virusses and malware found. Also used Windows Problem Solver, but nothing found. Also done nothing "special" with both laptops, indicating to me it has something to do with the Windows 10 update(s).Does anyone has an idea?

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I have 2 router one is a thompsons speed touch (wire) and the other a linksys(wireless) and i cant get the ps3 to connect to the internet properly everytime i try i get nat type 3 (that is limited connectivity) so if anyone know how to configure the router so i wont have that problem please help
 

Answer:Solved: How to get from nat type 3 to nat type 2 using two routers one wired other n

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I am using Chrome 51.0.2704106 m (64-bit). 
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1.
 
I haven't done a thing to my computer and now I can't type into Google Chrome Omni Box, Incognito or any other part of Chrome. Even this message had to be done in a word document and cut & paste here. I tried my backup browser, Firefox and it also has the same problem.  Yet when I go to my last resort, IE it works fine? I turned off all my extensions and add on and it still didn't work. I reset Google Chrome by using Reset Settings and nothing.  I downloaded a new Google Chrome and still the same problem. I tried to go back on my Windows 7 using System Restore yet this didn't work as the 2 possible earlier dates said the files were bad. I tried to add another search engine under settings yet I can't type into any of the Chrome boxes.
 
I ran Malwarebytes, AVG, Sypbot, Kasperay home scan and nothing was found. I ran the Google Clean Up Tool and nothing.  I can access Word Pad. I have msftedit.dll on my system.C:\Windows\System32  I use AVG for my anti-virus, Windows Firewall and OIbit Malaware fighter.  I went to Google conflicts and it said no conflicts. See the results at the bottom of the page.
 I am using Chrome 51.0.2704106 m (64-bit). 
Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1.
 
I haven't done a thing to my computer and now I can't type into Google Chrome Omni Box, Incognito or any other part of... Read more

Answer:Can't type anything in Google Chrome, Firefox yet can type in I.E. HELP PLEASE!

I bet it has something to do with this:
 
Zemana AntiLogger Free Zemana Ltd. 1.8.2.320 c:\program files (x86)\keycryptsdk\keycrypt64(1).dll 
 
Try disabling/uninstalling it.

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Since about 4 weeks both laptops startup extremely slow, whereby the 7542ZG is slower than the P273-M.It can take more than 20 minutes before the 5742ZG responds on (mouse) commands in a normal way. The P273-M is quicker, but also significantly slower than before. Both laptops react in a similar way during startup. CPU and RAM usage drop off after a few minutes, but there remains  a high level of disk I/O on both laptops. After the harddisk I/O becomes normal, both laptops operate in a normal way for the rest of the time. Both laptops I have upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and both worked ok. My impression is that after the latest Windows 10 update to build 10.0.10586 startup has become so slow. Checked Taskmgr on harddisk activity at startup and found the following (same for both laptops):Service Host: local system (network limitations)Service Host: local service (network limitations)Service Host: local systemare responsable for disk I/O of 90 to 100% during 10 to 15 minutes at every startup.Both laptops are "cleaned" regularly by running Privazer. Also the list of startup programs in Windows auto start is very limited. No virusses and malware found. Also used Windows Problem Solver, but nothing found. Also done nothing "special" with both laptops, indicating to me it has something to do with the Windows 10 update(s).Does anyone has an idea?

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for example when I text and I ask a question I cant seem to find out how to put the question mark symbol I have a windows 8.1

Answer:Why can't I type the question mark symbol when I try to type?

does your keyboard NOT have a key for '?' ...
or nothing happens when you press said key ?

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So my laptop comma key suddenly decides that it wont play ball. I try cleaning the key and it turns out Shift+(comma) to get < works. Confusing no? And very frustrating when I have reports to write. Please help.
Toshiba Satellite
Windows 7

Answer:Laptop wont type 'comma' but will type '<' ?

do you have only one language on your laptop? did you try alt+shift?

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Since about 4 weeks both laptops startup extremely slow, whereby the 7542ZG is slower than the P273-M.It can take more than 20 minutes before the 5742ZG responds on (mouse) commands in a normal way. The P273-M is quicker, but also significantly slower than before. Both laptops react in a similar way during startup. CPU and RAM usage drop off after a few minutes, but there remains  a high level of disk I/O on both laptops. After the harddisk I/O becomes normal, both laptops operate in a normal way for the rest of the time. Both laptops I have upgraded to Windows 10 a few months ago and both worked ok. My impression is that after the latest Windows 10 update to build 10.0.10586 startup has become so slow. Checked Taskmgr on harddisk activity at startup and found the following (same for both laptops):Service Host: local system (network limitations)Service Host: local service (network limitations)Service Host: local systemare responsable for disk I/O of 90 to 100% during 10 to 15 minutes at every startup.Both laptops are "cleaned" regularly by running Privazer. Also the list of startup programs in Windows auto start is very limited. No virusses and malware found. Also used Windows Problem Solver, but nothing found. Also done nothing "special" with both laptops, indicating to me it has something to do with the Windows 10 update(s).Does anyone has an idea?

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I am not able to install the downgread from the CD rescue& recovery! Delivered CD with the computer; Lenovo Microsoft Windows XP Conversion Kit with the CD Rescue& recovery for the impication with Microsoft Windows XP.  While we have the Vista already installed on the computer, I am not sure if this CD is the correct one! When we come to the step 5 where we have alredeay acessed the BIOS and changed to the rescue& recovery CD it does not open the window to completly install the programm! What can I do ? Is it better to continue with the provided CD or to just go and buy the regular Windows XP Pro? Thanks a lot for your help in advance.  Reto 

Answer:Lenovo R61e Type 7650 DNG, downgrading Windows Vista to Windows XP Prf ?

Reto, welcome to the forum, If I am correct you should have received 2 discs for the XP downgrade. The instructions are not absolutely correct, you need to do the following; Ensure that the DVD/CD drive is set as first boot device in BIOS and boot from the Rescue and Recovery CD you received. After it has loaded the R&R software choose the option to restore your system and then restore to factory settings. Eventually it will ask you to insert the "Supplemental CD" and click on yes, don't do this, click on "NO" and it will ask for the first recovery disc. You should then insert the second disc you received and click on "Yes", make a coffee or three and sit back and wait, you recovery to XP will be complete after about an hour.  Hope this helps

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Could somebody tell where I can buy the certificate to sign Win7 drivers in now-days?
I've found that it's impossible to install signed driver with sha1 certificate we bought. Even unsigned driver is better - it gives one more warning dialog to user, but installation is possible. We've tried to install updates for Win7, but failed.
Thank you.

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Hi all,  I have 4 laptops, lenovo x230 Type 2325-AHG, with windows 8 pro preinstalled. I would like to downgrade to windows 7. There is a iso with windows 7 and the drivers and software lenovo preloaded? alternatively, how can I proceed? There is a formal procedure lenovo?also, where do I find the license key windows 8? in the notebook there is no sticker! Thanks

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I currently have the option to install either the 32bit home premium or a 64bit. I have 8gb ram and would like to utilize all of it. As of what i know 32bit can only use up to 3.5gb ram and running some 32bit programs may be slower if ran at 64bit?

correct me if im wrong...

also, is there a way for me to use all 8gb ram running at 32bit?

Thanks!

Answer:Which type of windows 7 should I be using?

I strongly advise using the Windows 7 64 bit.
It will allow your computer to be able to work with more than 3.7GB of RAM.

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Alright guys, lately, I've been getting a little bored with how my windows looks. I was at a friends house who is a Mac lover, when I noticed I REALLY liked the way the Mac OS' programs are docked on the bottom, and as you hover over them, they get bigger.

Example:
Is there any types of programs I can get that would be similiar to this? However, I'd like it to look a little cleaner then the image above.
 

Answer:Mac type mod for Windows?

KaPoW! http://www.stardock.com/products/sdcentral/

Stardock Central is a new way of getting software to you quickly and easily. It's how Stardock delivers Galactic Civilizations, WindowBlinds, DesktopX, WinCustomize, CursorXP, and dozens of other popular programs to millions of users today.Click to expand...
 

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Personally, I HATE VISTA but I wanna know what everyone else thinks

Answer:The Best Type of Windows

i really like windows xp but I think that i will be switching to  vista because of dx10

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I am reinstalling Windows XP on a computer. I don't know how XP was installed on this computer originally. I used Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder to get the key, and the program tells me that it's XP Pro, but how do I tell if it's OEM, Retail, VLK, or Upgrade? Is there a program that could tell me that? I know that if you used the wrong type of key to activate, then the WGA site will tell you what type of key you have, but I don't know if there's a place to check the key type without validation.

Answer:How to tell the type of Windows XP key

Take a read, How To Tell...Louis

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My uncle has a HP pc with Windows XP Home Edition. The pc was unplugged while it was on and now he is trying to repair it with the instalation disc, which he does not have. I can get one for him, but i need to know which type will work (Retail, OEM, or VLM).

Answer:Which Type of Windows comes with new pc's?

on most HP PC's theres a System Recovery built-in or unless you buy some for £25 ( $45 USD ) over the phone. try pressing F12 key when it boots up, then do a full system recovery thats if it has the option for system recovery...i know myself because im on a HP Pavilion A608.uk Desktop

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Hi, I have pop up error message Unable to cast object of type 'System.Boolean' to type 'System.String'" comes up every time windows 7 started...
So I check the msconfig if some start up software has error but I couldn't find anything.
I unchecked all start up application and reboot it but still have error message.
So I go event viewer then I found the error happened in the same time I start up the windows 7 so this might be the one.
This is info for error I got.

Log Name:Application
Source WMI
Event ID 10
Level : error
Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

Is there any way to fix this error so that pop up error might stop??
Thank you!
 

Answer:Solved: Unable to cast object of type 'System.Boolean' to type 'System.String'"

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Finally after 3 weeks I find this solve for this error message

{ Unable to cast object of type system.boolean to type system.string }

by this tool " CCleaner" and It's works! 100%

Enjoy ​
 

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Hello I am running
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Norton Security Suite -
Version: 3.8.0.41

Tell me what else you need--

I seem to have a tricky malware program or virus that can't be detected by Norton, Spyware Doctor, AVG, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware;

It mainly causes popups so far and search hijacks.
Today I upgraded my Spyware Doctor to the antivirus version; the only difference was that it alerted and quarantined a suspicious program that was trying to hide a process from taskmanager.

I noticed that I hadn't had any updates from windows in a while, so I decided to try to go to the website. The website would not work for me yes I have automatic updates enabled and also the necessary services. So I decided to do websearches for alternate windows update pages. Then I noticed something strange. If I type in 'windows update' (without the space-----please don't type in the words without the space because I may not be able to read your response page) I get an automatic 'cannot display this page' error I thought maybe I could try firefox but I cannot type in the phrase 'windows update' into a firefox search without a 'cannot display page' error. I have not found any references to this type of virus or malware. Has anyone heard of such a virus.

Also I tried the microsoft update catalog I actually got to the download section but the downloads failed.

Answer:Can't even type in windows update

YEAH I fixed it.

I found a place that I could download the latest version of the Malicious Software Removal tool. After a 10 hour scan....wow! I finally gave up but I noticed the name. "Virus:Win32/Alureon.H" I had seen quite a few virus names while running quite a few antivirus programs. After researching this virus I saw that some of the symptoms were similar. Like not being able to access windows update website So I looked for a removal tool.

I found one tdsskiller.exe.

It got the job done quick.

Just for future reference one of the symptoms of this virus is it does not allow any searches with the name 'windows update' (no space)

Took 3 days to find a solution.

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My .scr filetypes got associated with Notepad. How do I get those file types reassociated propertly with Windows 7 so that they work properly again? Thanks much for your help.

Answer:.scr file type windows 7

.scr is usually a screen saver but it can also be an infection. Have you run a full anti-virus/anti-malware scan?

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both of my computers now have a serious bug... this only happened after I installed the February patch Tuesday updates. after using the pc for a while Windows 8 stops responding to keyboard presses. it just makes a "click" sound and doesn't input any letters. here's what I mean: Serious bug: Windows 8 doesn't allow me to type!!!! - YouTube

Do you also have this problem? I can't believe Microsoft didn't catch this bug.

Answer:Windows 8 doesn't allow me to type!! serious bug

I am installing 11 updates right now.

I can tell you with confidence this is not a Bug in Windows.
I will stand corrected if it affects me as well. But I know it will not.

There is no such thing as a bug that affects only one in less than few hundred people.

A bug will affect a large number of people across a large number of hardware in the same manner.
Just because it is something that is happening only to you, does not constitute a bug.

So, have you checked your keyboard settings in control panel?
have you shut your system down completely and let it sit for a couple of minutes and turn back on?
It's possible there may have been a driver update that affected it, but that would not have been done by Microsoft, Drivers are submitted to MS to be put in Windows Updates by the Manufacturer, but Microsoft does not create them, talk to the manufacturer of the hardware.

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How do I change account type in registry?
I have an admin user that is disabled, and the Administrator account is now a guest account.
I need to change this to Administrator. I have no admin user on my machine.

Registry or any other ways.

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hi , i have a problem , i have a samsung ativ book2 laptop
i started working on it and it was good , till i faced a weird problem , my keyboard stopped working , i tried using the fn key with some keys , but nothing happened , i thought my laptop was corrupted , so i tried using enter and shift caps lock keys , and they just worked , i tried using the on-screen keyboard and it still refused to type , so i knew the problem is with windows , it mostly gets fixed by rebooting , how can i fix this ?!!!!!!

Answer:windows refuses to type anything !!!!!!

Hi Essam Tarik, Welcome to Sevenforums.

Have you tried to connect a USB keyboard to your PC and check, if that is working or not. If it does, then you can take your machine to the vendor who sold you. Get it fixed.

If not, try this link. Troubleshoot keyboard problems

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Hi Everyone,Lately i've been having trouble while trying to login.I have the name icon you click on and then a white box appears into which you can normally type in your password.The trouble is, there have been times when i cannot type anything in, i'm hitting the keys but nothing appears in the pwd box, i can go to another user but he same happens there too. The only way it will work is if i then do ctrl alt del. This give me the option to type in a username and password.Anyone come across this before, i'm stumped.Lahorie

Answer:Windows XP, can't type in pwd, no characters seen

When you do get into windows then Repair XP by replacing corrupt filesTypesfc /scannowin the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive. sfc /scannow problemsclick here

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hello.
I really have a big problem with my pc.i have installed windows 10,after about 2month my pc update it automatically then it couldn't run but it can go to bios.
so I changed my windows to 7 but after 2day it become like past and I repair and reinstall but it don't work.
 

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I don't know how to paste and have never learned. Sorry.
 

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So my desktop is having troubles when I log on the time and date pop up like it is supposed then I press space on my keyboard and it normally brings up my username and the box to type my password into, but neither show up. I have searched through several other forums for help. I tried ctrl+ alt+ delete twice, I tried pressing the Function 8 (F8) key before the computer started up, I tried holding shift and clicking restart and it just restarts my computer. I have a desktop with windows 10. Could anyone give me suggestions. All suggestions are welcome.
 

Answer:Windows 10 can't type password

Try clicking with the mouse?
 

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Would suggest you use it, your eyes will thank you.http://www.microsoft.com/typography/cleartype/cleartypeactivate.htm?fname= &fsize=
 

Answer:Windows XP Clear Type

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Laptop was working fine yesterday. This morning I turned it on as normal and it isn't allowing me to type pin to login. Three icons in bottom right corner are a dull grey and I can only switch between lock and log in screen? Seems very odd as laptop is very new and hasn't been used a lot. Help please!!! I have restarted it a number of times and switched it into sleep mode. 

Answer:Can't log in/type pin aspire Es-15 Windows 10

Can you restart the computer? If you can restart the computer, press and hold the SHIFT key when you hit "restart".  It might ask you to enter your password (not your pin). That will take you to recovery tools and troubleshooting tools.  

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I have a lumia 520 and I've seen people have some types of snapchat on their windows phone so I was wondering how to get it

Answer:How to get any type of Snapchat on Windows 8.1?

You can't.
What options did we have?
6snap, Swapchat in the Store. Axed.
Sideloading in W10M? Doesn't work without Play Services.
You'll have to do without - those that do have it probably are about to be banned or your sources are outdated.

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I am considering buying a Surface 3 for school. I have an old iPad Mini. I love apples iBooks app. Is there a similar app on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8?

Answer:Is there an iBooks type app for Windows 8 or WP8?

Originally Posted by masterchief1984 I am considering buying a Surface 3 for school. I have an old iPad Mini. I love apples iBooks app. Is there a similar app on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8? Type in the store reader, and there Congress a whole list of reader apps.

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There is no icon and nothing I can find to allow me to write a letter since downloading windows 10. I absolutely hate it!

Answer:Why does Windows 10 not have a simple way just to type something?

You can always roll back to 8.1, if you did an upgrade.

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I'm currently using Windows 7 and am excited about the roll out of Windows 10.
I skipped Windows 8 because of all the bad reviews.
I will be keeping my Windows 7 computer (which is flawless) and buying a brand new machine with Windows 10 as soon as it's available.

My question is, what type of Monitor will I need for Windows 10?
Should it be touchscreen? This will be a desktop and I hate the idea of touchscreen for my desktop.
I love my mouse. But should the monitor be touchscreen capable?
Does it need a built in Mic to communicate with Cortana?
What other type of new hardware will I need to best utilize Windows 10?

Would it be wiser to wait a few months after the rollout before I buy a new machine?
I don't want some stale old Windows 8 hardware that they couldn't unload.

Ideas?

Answer:What type of Monitor is best for Windows 10

Welcome to the forum @BigSilveryMoon Good questions. I have rarely used touchscreens, so I will not have anything to offer there.

I suggest this. If you have a spare drive, do a dual boot and try W10 to see yourself before buying a new machine.

Any mic will work, as for other hardware that is why I say try it first.

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i'm not sure what kind of malware is on my computer, but i think it's a R.A.T, or KeyLogger, please help, here is the log from hijack this, please help, i will go through any measures to get my computer back to normal
 
 
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:56:59 PM, on 6/6/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v10.0 (10.00.9200.16576)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Pando Networks\Media Booster\PMB.exe
C:\Users\ryan\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ManyCam\Bin\ManyCam.exe
C:\Users\ryan\AppData\Roaming\Yontoo\YontooDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG2013\avgui.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\PowerISO\PWRISOVM.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG Secure Search\vprot.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Users\ryan\AppData\Local\Akamai\netsession_win.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Synapse\RzSynapse.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugin-container.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_7_700_202.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerPlugin_11_7_700_202.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Users\ryan\Desktop\Programs\HighJackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet E... Read more

Answer:Not sure what type of malware, Windows 7, HELP

Hi and Welcome!! pillowcookie My name is Robybel.I would be more than happy to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:I will be working on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your Operating System and losing all your programs and data.Vista and Windows 7 users:These tools MUST be run from the executable. (.exe) every time you run themwith Admin Rights (Right click, choose "Run as Administrator")Stay with this topic until I give you ... Read more

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guys please help me , it happens when ever i want. i speed test from speedtest.net and i get speed 0.89 mbps ( which is good for me) but if i download something , down speed is 2 kb. if i play a video it buffes so slowly that it takes ahour.

1 thing more, this happened few days ago on my laptop, so i started using internet on my pc , this this stopped and i got high speed.. but now after some days it has started again

Answer:Speed test gives vey good speed but down speed is just 2-3 kb

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Hassnain


guys please help me , it happens when ever i want. i speed test from speedtest.net and i get speed 0.89 mbps ( which is good for me) but if i download something , down speed is 2 kb. if i play a video it buffes so slowly that it takes ahour.

1 thing more, this happened few days ago on my laptop, so i started using internet on my pc , this this stopped and i got high speed.. but now after some days it has started again


When comparing speeds, remember to divide your speedtest result by 8. 0.89 mbps is around 101KBps.

Download speeds depend on many factors, inclduing the modem/router, traffic through your ISP at the time, and the type of download, just to name a couple.

What type of download is it? Are they torrents? These can often be slow.

Are downloads slow from everywhere?

You mentioned video buffering; Do you have downloads going at the same time that you are trying to view a video? Are there other people sharing your connection (eg other family members)?

You didn't say if you had tried rebooting the router/modem, or if you had been in contact with your ISP. These would be among the first things to try.

As you haven't stated what you have tried, I'm going to assume none of the following have been tried. Apologies if you have tried/tested the following.

If you plug a phone into the same wall socket at your modem do hear any noise/static or is is sound quality very poor or low... Read more

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Unable to cast object of type 'System.Boolean' to type 'System.String'.I get this message when I turn on my laptop.What does it mean ? How should I fix it ?Dell Inspiron 1545, Windows 7

Answer:Unable to cast object of type 'System.Boolean' to type 'System.String'.

http://forums.techguy.org/windows-7/1084910-solved-unable-cast-object-type.htmlUse restore point to set computer back in time to an earlier working state in which this does not occur and then perform security updates etc seems to be the fix according to this. However one person stated that with Event Logging service turned off, that also fixed this issue if a restore point is not available to go back to.

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Okay so I had this problem in windows 8.1 but fixed it by turning off smart sense which still has the same function in windows 10 but it did not work. I am looking so find solutions online because this problem is really annoying when it comes to games.. So if you have any suggestions please help!

Answer:In windows 10 my mouse will not move while I type.

Do you know which touchpad hardware you have, example: Synaptics, Elantech, etc...?

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I miss the Windows Explorer of Vista in Win 7! Is there any way for me to fix this?

Answer:Vista type Windows Explorer

Yes, use Windows Vista?

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So, i've been working on this for a day or so and it feels like i'm missing a simple answer.

I really don't like the icons that windows 7 uses for images, or for pretty much any audio files. Long story about my eyes sight and the brightness of my screen aside, they are small, light and too similar to other things (like text files) so i would like to change them to what windows XP had, i really liked the ones they used in XP, a little tiny tiiiny icon that says 'avi' just doesn't do it for me.

I already know how to change the icons (Default Programs Editor works just fine) so all i need to know is how i can get those default icons from windows XP. Shell23.dll unfortunately just seems to be the basic ones for things like My Computer and so on, anyone know where i would find the ones for things like avi and mpg and jpg and so on?

Thanks!

Answer:Windows XP file type icons

1st stop, look at imageres.dll, And take it from there. File Type Manager from Nirsoft is a nice little prog to help you find many, not all, icon/program associations.

N.B. If you want to pm me with a list, I can prepare a reply here

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I've been getting messages saying windows can't open this type of file (exe, link,).

I've been having other issues as well. At the moment I only have access to the windows 8 start menu. I can't get to the desktop. When I was able to get to the desktop the only files I could open were MP3 files. I also noticed that all of the icons on the taskbar and most on the desktop ( all except folders, video, and MP3) were white/blank. I couldn't open any folders or the command prompt.

Answer:Windows can't open this type of file

One other thing. Although I have access to the start menu, nothing happens when I click on the apps.

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I believe i have a thinkcentre m58 type 7373 that came with windows 7. i had to install a new windows 7. internal speaker wont work, and cant play any decent games cause they all say a .dll file is missing. i cant find a driver pack for this anywheres, please help me!!!!!

Answer:SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!! i think i have a thinkcentre m58 type 7373 with windows 7.

Have you run the Lenovo System Update tool and installed the drivers for the PC?If not, do that. It will most likely solve your problems.

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I cannot type in Search Programs And Files. When I hit Windows key + R, the run box appears, won't scan, ** you must be an administrator running a console** Please advice
 

Answer:Can't Type In Start Menu Box In Windows 7

You need to type the Windows logo key +F.
 

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Multiple lines for further in the document are over written from the documents begining

Answer:Why does Windows 8.1 printer preview over type itself?

It sounds like you have the wrong paper size and wrong shrink to fit settings. You'll need to change the settings.

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Hey,

Is there are Webmin type of program for Windows XP Home?

I am going to use a PC with Windows XP Home as a File and Backup Server, and I was wondering if there is a Webmin type of program that can administer the Server from a web browser.

Thanks
deanpcmad

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A friend has a Thinkpad T43, Type 2687-DUU running Windows XP Professional (SP3). Night before last he finished using his Thinkpad and shut the lid. Next day he opened the lid. He turned the computer on but it would not boot. He saw the Win XPPro logo and then saw a blue screen but it disappared too fast to read anything. It just would not complete opening Windows XP. This computer is out of warranty. He called Thinkpad support and tried to get them to send him a system restore disk or rescue and recovery disk. They told him they don't have any. They suggested he send the Thinkpad in for a repair estimate and told him it could cost as much as $575. He can't see spending anywhere near that since the computer is probably not worth more than $200 now. Can any suggest some way for him to get this machine to boot without a Windows XP disk, system restore disk, or rescue and recovery disk? Is there some key combination he can press when he turns on the machine that will help? Any suggestions will be very much appreciated. Thanks. John  

Answer:T43 Type 2687-DUU Windows XP Won't boot?

Press F8 to boot into the Safe Mode, and/or restore the system to an earlier point in time.Good luck.

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Windows XP shows OGG files at all my AVI's and with the Windows Media Player logo on them rather than usual VLC selection from install.

I noted that the AVI file type is no longer available in the file type list from Control Panel. I have tried to add that file type back in manually but it does not take the input. There are only so many ways you can type and save something in there.

How can this happen with no large change in system and how can I fix it?

Will simply an "open with" command and select VLC plus selecting open all of these type with the program? I just ran across that bit of repair instruction.

The point is AVI is not on the list and I don't know where it went. My VLC works fine and the file opens for viewing as normal. And all of the other file types are on that list in Control Panel undisturbed.
 

Answer:Windows XP cannot find the AVI file type

That's odd. Not sure what could cause that. Have you recently installed/uninstalled any new Audio/Video software? I've had Multimedia programs do all kinds of weird, unfriendly things to my computers . . . if you have, do a system restore from before you installed/uninstalled said software and see if that corrects the issue (if you have system restore running, that is - for it to be on is the default setting, and if you have never changed setting it should be running).

Yes, just using an "open with" command and choosing VLC player should work ok.

You might consider installing a Codec pack to see if that restores the AVI functionality . . . I've used K-lite before and found it useful:

http://majorgeeks.com/K-Lite_Codec_Pack_Basic_d5228.html

You can then also try renaming the extensions on your affected video files - but keep a copy of them before you do that.
 

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For some reason, this odd thing is occurring on my laptop..

It seems that now, after removing the digital persona software (in an attempt to reinstall 4.11), i rebooted, now i cant log in.. i type in the password and it just sits there.. i click the arrow, it just sits there.

I've tried safe mode.. works.. but i cant reinstall the software there.. i also tried a system restore.. which failed, said that an antivirus app may have caused it to fail (unlikely as it wasnt turned on).

I also tried last known good configuration.

Anyone ever ran into this one?

Thanks
 

Answer:cant log in to windows 7 x64 (type in password and nothing) -hp dv7t

sounds like your user profile got hosed.

reboot in safe mode.
create an additional user.
reboot back into regular, log in as secondary user.
go to C:\Users and rename the original profile folder to user.old
log out
log back in as original user.

of course, you will lose any personalization you've done to the desktop, icons, etc.

edit: errr.. so you logged in to the same user account in safe mode successfully, correct? In that case, it sounds like a service is hanging trying to start. Check Event Viewer see if anything pops out there? May also check msconfig and de-select any services (maybe a service related to your digital persona software is still registered and causing it?)
 

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I've just upgraded my laptop to Win10 (did my desktop several months ago). The laptop is unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar. I've searched the web, but all I've found was references to killing and restarting Search from the task manager, but there is no Search running. Also any time I try to start Cortana, I can see it start in Task Manager, but it then disappears. So the short of it is can't start Cortana and there is no Search running to restart. How do I get this feature to work?

Answer:Unable to Type in Search the Web and Windows Bar

robnelli said:

I've just upgraded my laptop to Win10 (did my desktop several months ago). The laptop is unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar. I've searched the web, but all I've found was references to killing and restarting Search from the task manager, but there is no Search running. Also any time I try to start Cortana, I can see it start in Task Manager, but it then disappears. So the short of it is can't start Cortana and there is no Search running to restart. How do I get this feature to work?



Maybe this is relevant:
Solved Re-installing Cortana - Windows 10 Forums
and there are a good number of other such threads- worth doing a search.

You could try this:
1. Open run command, type PowerShell and press enter to open it
2. Right click on its icon on taskbar and select Run as administrator
3. Paste the below script
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
4. Wait for the Powershell to complete the process, ignore any errors if displayed in the window.

Does your start menu work?
How many icons do you see down the side of the Cortana box (if you can display it - Win key + S)?

Beyond that, as you upgraded, there is a possibility of something being incompatible. What happens if you do a clean boot?

Please clarify "unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar."
- I assume you mean the search bo... Read more

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Hi all. Having purchased Windows Vista Home Premium x64 early last year and being very disappointed with silly annoying bugs in the OS, I was wondering if Microsoft have actually carried some of these bugs onto Windows 7 aswell?

One of my main annoyances was when I had Windows Explorer shortcut icon on the desktop. I set the properties on this to always open window maximised, and of course it hardly ever did. It basically kept 'forgetting'!! This bug has never been sorted. There was other things too, but I won't go on about them.

My main reason for worry is that from what I have read Windows 7 is basically Vista but been adapted/changed about. If so, silly bugs like above probably still exist. In which case this may well put me off purchasing Windows 7 when it comes out. I can actually get hold of the 7048 build if I wish and have a look around, but to be honest, I don't want to remove my current installation of XP ( went back to XP from Vista ), just to have a look. I don't have a spare HD to hand at the moment.

What is everyone's honest opinion on Windows 7. Is it looking good or what?

Answer:Vista type bugs in Windows 7??

Fantastic from my perspective.

I love windows 7, I never used vista however, so I missed all the fun.
I was on XP and loved it, but I won't go back. Almost zero bugs at this point, but I might of been lucky. Punkbuster is slowing down my gaming online fun, but we are all working around that, I've managed to get a fix for call of duty 5, so I'm good!

The one thing you might like is the feedback button. If a simple bug like that hits you can send microsoft a note the very moment it happens.

I was fearful of Windows 7 being much like vista, in the bugs department, but I am happy to report, at least for me, I will be buying this OS when it releases.

I would give the beta a try!

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How can I set the defaults for "Windows Explorer" or whatever it is now called.

I want it to ALWAYS for every "folder" I ever open, ever again to eternity, to have sort by file type as one the the few defaults listed. By "type" I mean file extension. I want to set this one time in one spot and have it stick. Currently I have to go through several menus and scrool to the bottom of a long list to turn this on because it's not one of the defaults. Next folder I open -same thing again. Very annoying. I have to sort lots of "folders" and separate file types.

thanks

Answer:Windows explorer -sort by type ALWAYS

Sounds like its not remembering your folder settings take a look at this tutorial.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

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I've just upgraded my laptop to Win10 (did my desktop several months ago). The laptop is unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar. I've searched the web, but all I've found was references to killing and restarting Search from the task manager, but there is no Search running. Also any time I try to start Cortana, I can see it start in Task Manager, but it then disappears. So the short of it is can't start Cortana and there is no Search running to restart. How do I get this feature to work?

Answer:Unable to Type in Search the Web and Windows Bar

Originally Posted by robnelli


I've just upgraded my laptop to Win10 (did my desktop several months ago). The laptop is unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar. I've searched the web, but all I've found was references to killing and restarting Search from the task manager, but there is no Search running. Also any time I try to start Cortana, I can see it start in Task Manager, but it then disappears. So the short of it is can't start Cortana and there is no Search running to restart. How do I get this feature to work?



Maybe this is relevant:
Solved Re-installing Cortana - Windows 10 Forums
and there are a good number of other such threads- worth doing a search.

You could try this:
1. Open run command, type PowerShell and press enter to open it
2. Right click on its icon on taskbar and select Run as administrator
3. Paste the below script
Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
4. Wait for the Powershell to complete the process, ignore any errors if displayed in the window.

Does your start menu work?
How many icons do you see down the side of the Cortana box (if you can display it - Win key + S)?

Beyond that, as you upgraded, there is a possibility of something being incompatible. What happens if you do a clean boot?

Please clarify "unable to take input to the Search the web and Windows task bar."
- I assume y... Read more

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