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Question: accessing another machine

Greetings again all!

I seem to be having a singular issue with my network. What I'm trying to do is install my desktop printer on my laptop. Yet I can't seem to get windows 7 to see the machine I want to take the printer off of (or the machine could be stopping me).

Here's what I can tell, I can ping my desktop, but I can't get into it. I can't ping my desktop's name.

Both have a user with the same user name and password (created them myself).

Now it seems to me that one or both machines aren't mapping my desktops name to its dynamic IP. I would make it static, but I want that desktop to get out to the internet.

I remember there being a DNS text document some where on XP, but can't remember where for the life of me. And I have no idea if that same text document exists on windows 7.

And yes there is a TP Link router involved.

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Preferred Solution: accessing another machine

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Answer: accessing another machine

Failure to ping is almost always a firewall issue (probably on the desktop).

Please show for both PCs ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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Hey guys,

So I'm at school and need to access my home machine. I have a domain set up through dyndns.org so that I can deal with the dynamic IP issue.

I'd like to access my home machine now, but I'm unsure of how to do it.

I've tried Remote Desktop, but I don't think I have the home machine set up to accept connections. I've also tried SSH access through Putty, but I don't think that is set up either.


Forgive my inexperience. Are there any other options I can try?
 

Answer:Help accessing home machine

FTP?

Terminal Server?
 

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I attempting to network a XP pro box to a Linux (Ubuntu) box and image the entire Linux hard drive. Using a ethernet crossover cable, I was able to get the 2 machines to ping back and forth (after some trial and error). I also got the Linux box to see the XP C:\ drive and to access files on the XP box. But?I am still fighting to get the XP box to see anything on the Linux box. Because of the nature of what I am attempting to do (I will be using DD or FTK to image the Linux (Mint) box), I do not want to download any kind of file sharing software on the Linux box. I know I should be able to do this, but I?ve been fighting with this piece of it for the better part of yesterday through today and I am finally to the point of asking for advise. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks!

Answer:XP Accessing Linux Machine

can you use smb to view the files?

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I am trying to access a file held on a windows 95 machine from a machine with windows nt and get the message access denied, can anybody help.
 

Answer:Accessing files on W95 machine from NT

Are both of the machines logged on to a network?
 

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I can see vista files but cannot access them from my xp machine. I can access XP files from my visat machine.
I've set all of the permissions I know about and checked windows firewall amd macafee setting.
 

Answer:accessing vista files from xp machine

Does at least one user account on the Vista have a password? (There must be one before file sharing will work.)

Do you have Public sharing ON? If so, what happens when you try to access a file in the Public folder?
 

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I'm trying to access a svn repository using ssh. The repository is located on the host some.host.com/svnrepos. I do the following:

svn list svn+ssh://[email protected]/svnrepos
[email protected]'s password:
svn: Connection closed unexpectedly

Does anybode have any clue why the connection is closed unexpectedly??

Answer:Accessing a svn repository through ssh on a windows machine

Firewalls?
Networking between them?
Remote access and file sharing settings.


The more information about the computer, the network security and the operating systems would greatly assist those assiting you.

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Here's the problem - old system was laptop running XP with desktop also running XP. We set up a "shared documents" folder with simple file-sharing on the desktop which the laptop could access when not working out of the office via DSL high-speed router. We just upgraded to a new laptop running 7 Pro and it automatically detected the router and I selected "work network" during setup. I can't even see the desktop on the "new network" dsiplayed on the "new laptop" - do I need to set up a new connection on the XP desktop or what??? Thanks.

Answer:Accessing old XP Pro machine on simple network

My guess is the network names are now different. Since you chose work network. The new network is neither named MSHOME or Homegroup or whatever the xp machine is currently connected too. I would run the network wizard on the xp machine taking care to name it the same as the new windows 7 installation has named it's new network. The xp machine may require you to know the admin account name and password for the windows 7 machine you are attempting to connect to as well.

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even when idle. Sounds like it's working even if I am not doing anything.

I would be thrilled to get this machine back to fighting trim. Any and all help welcome!

Thank you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:54 PM, on 2/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Efficient Networks\Tango Manager\app\TangoService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ltmsg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\tp4mon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\TP98TRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\jusched.exe
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Today is Friday. On Wednesday I had to unplug my modem and router due to a tangle of cords. Since then I've had problems getting on-line. First, I got the message that my router (D-Link) had not been configured and I needed to do that before I continued. It had been working perfectly before. I encountered a problem and called my server. As soon as they found out I wasn't using their router, they said they wouldn't help me. I called a few times, hoping that a different tech might help but it was nogo every time. So, I started trying things...I'm not entirely inept but not very skilled. I eventually got the router working and could connect to the internet using a machine running XP, IE and a wired connection. My other computer, a laptop with a wireless connection will not connect. I've tried a lot of things, got a whole slew of new numbers/letters combinations, probably screwed up the original settings and don't know where to go next. I've been trying things for two days, including trying Firefox instead of IE but can't install that.
Can you suggest anything to try next?
 

Answer:accessing internet with wireless machine

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Okay, we have a small network running roughly 20 accounts on a network server and an mail server running Exchange 2000.

We have one PC, WinXP Pro, that we would like to manipulate for use by multiple users.

We want any office user to be able to log on to the network on this one machine using their username and password at the windows prompt, and be able to access their exchange account without any further setup.

If anyone has any information regarding this, or if anyone knows any way to do this, be it an Outlook/registry setting or whatever, please respond. Thanks
 

Answer:Multiple users on one machine accessing their own email

Is this in a domain environment? If not you can use fast-switching of users if the machine has a enough RAM to support that many users logged in at the same time. Outlook will automatically keep different profiles for each login account so each user would have access to only his/her email.
 

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I have an XP virtual machine running on a 64-bit Win 7 host. I have a home wireless network that I need to access from the XP VM in order to use printers attached to the other computers on the network. All comupters currently on the network have the same workgroup name.

I have networking on the VM set to use the wireless adapter on the host laptop. With this configuration I can see and access the host, but I cannot see nor access any other computers on the network.

Now, it seems to me that I will need to run the XP Network Wizard to set up the network on the VM before I am able to see the network, but after reading dozens of articles and posts on networking a VM, I have never seen this step mentioned. (I am at work now, so I can't test this out on my network until later.)

So, my questions are: (1) Do I need to run the XP Network wizard to get the VM to join the wireless network, and (2) if I don't need to run the wizard, what DO I need to do to get this to work?

Thanks in advance. This forum is a great resource.

Answer:Accessing wireless network from XP virtual machine

Yes, you need to run the XP network wizard. It can be tricky to get an XP machine to network with Win 7 machines.

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Good Day everyone,
I would just like to ask if any of you every met with strange problems with win XP machine over ethernet networks which are primary running on win 2000 machines

It seems that some of my colleagues were having problems connecting to certain network folders after login into our domain for sometimes.

I noticed that this problem only occurs when the user is logged in for sometime and did not access the folders until hours later. When they attempt to connect to the folders, they are prompt to login with their username and password. However, if they were to restart and login to the domain once again, they would be able to access the folders with no question asked.

This problem seems to be only hitting the XP users as the win 2000 users never had such a problem.

Advices anyone? Thanks a million in advance
 

Answer:Accessing Network folders on a windows XP machine

There's a security setting in the XP local security setting GPO that disconnects users from shares after (the default) 15 minutes...can't remember where though...
Cheers
10forcash
[Edited for brain fade....]
control panel>local security settings>local policies>security options>Microsoft Network server: Amount of idle time required before suspending session
 

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Hi,

We are having two applications installed in same machine. Both the applications can be accessed using different ports.
Ex:
First app: http://<IP>:<port1>/app1
Second app: http://<IP>:<port2>/app2

If I am accessing both applications seperately, no issues.

If I browse first application then second application and back to first, then first application is forced to logout and is asking for credentials again.

If I access first application through IP and second through host name, then no issues. But, my requirement is to access both applications through IP without session expire issue.

Appreciate your suggestions.

Thanks,
Lakshmi.

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Hello,

We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
....its a Netapp storage device.

I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

"Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy
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Answer:Problem Accessing Server from Windows 8 Pro machine

Originally Posted by niederhauser


Hello,

We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
....its a Netapp storage device.

I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

"Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
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Hi ..I am facing a issue in accessing my folder in server. I just splitted my access database into front end and back end , placed in a local folder which is shared in network . I opened the files in network from my colleague machine and everything was working fine yesterday .. but right now i am getting error like
"the network path is not found " 0X80070035 which tells that check whether the source machines is able to accept file sharing ..I googled and tried 2 solutions Like turning off windows firewall and enabling NetBIOS Over TCP/IP..

Both the machine are Windows 7 Pro

anyhelp is appreciated.

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Requiring user name\password when accessing a machine over the network\router,

I have multiple machines connected by switch\router. What I want is to let the system ask any user for the ?network password? when wanting to access any machine via the network (attached). This message (Enter network passwords) sometimes is available and others is not. how to make it appear all the time?

At which level this property is set?

1. At the level of sharing\security of a folder?
2. At level of network sharing?

How to manage this issue? To share a partition\folder but to allow accessing it with user name and password?



Thank you

Best

Jamal

Best

Jamal

Answer:Requiring user name\password when accessing a machine over the network

The problem is that Windows remembers these user names and passwords unless you tell Windows not to remember them.

I haven't tested out this Security Policy yet but it does tell Windows not to not allow storage of passwords and credentials so it may have the desired effect you seem to be looking for.

Just go to Control Panel, > Administrative tools,> Local Policies,> Security Options,>Network Access, Do not allow Storage of Passwords and Credentials per the picture below. Enabled should restrict Storage of Credentials.

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Hi All,

Is is possible to access the Internet from inside an XP Mode Virtual Machine, running on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit ?

Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".

Looking at Network Connections inside XP Mode, it says the LAN or High-Speed Internet status is "Connected, Firewalled" (and Device Name "Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Generic)")

But Internet Explorer inside XP Mode says "the page cannot be displayed. To attempt fixing network connectivity problems, click Tools, and then click Diagnose Connection Problems". I have tried ticking Automatically detect settings under Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings.

Windows 7 ipconfig says IP address 172.26.76.188, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default gateway 172.26.76.1.

Inside XP Mode ipconfig says IP Address 192.168.131.65, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default gateway 192.168.131.254. I can successfully ping both 172.26.76.188 and 172.26.76.1 from inside XP Mode.

I can also successfully access "http://172.26.76.188:8080" from Internet Explorer inside XP Mode (because I am running Apache Tomcat on Windows 7).

Thanks for your time and advise,
Best regards,
James

Answer:Windows XP Mode (Virtual Machine) accessing Internet

  
Quote: Originally Posted by James2000


Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".


Which one of these options do you have selected? The one that you want is Shared Networking (NAT).

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Hi, I have a very old IOmega ditto zip drive that Im trying to get to work. I managed to get my hands on the software (ditto98.exe), however the software is incompatible with windows 7. I have installed windows xp mode but that cannot access the parallel port of my host computer so Im stumped on what I can try next. Anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:accessing an IOmega ditto zip drive on a windows 7 machine

With the Iomgea device plugged in an powered up, Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, is there a yellow mark for a Parallel port device? If so, then Right click the ditto98.exe and choose Properties/Compatibility and put a check in Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 98. This may not work, but worth a try.

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Why is sharing so hard on windoze???

I have tried everything I could find to get this to work. Seems like renaming the user in 7 has caused the problem. Sharing works fine on a new user that I created but will not work on the renamed account. I even tried this

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistanetworking/thread/cc1d74af-f739-4070-84fb-86319d103cc9

with no joy.

I would like to keep all the settings in the non sharing renamed account. Can it be copied into a new account then deleted or fixed?

TIA
 

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I asked this question recently, then realized I may have asked in the wrong forum. Here is my problem : trying to access folders shared on a win 7 machine from a win xp machine is causing windows explorer to crash. The issue is intermittent and I can't figure out at all what is causing it. So far I haven't gotten an answer from anyone that has helped resolve the problem. Please help, I'm getting frantically desperate to fix it at this point

Answer:Accessing share folder on win7 machine crashing xp

Useful information here: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

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Hi there
For those running VM's and have difficulty getting printers to work properly on the HOST WINDOWS machine, you can often get the device to work by connecting it up to a LINUX VM and sharing it with WINDOWS via samba.

Have a look at Post 3 in this thread where I just couldn't get an HP Deskjet 3520 to print in any shape or form after the latest W10 CU (1703) update with the cumulative extra updates applied - even though Windows saw the device and said Printed OK -- print just disappeared !!!

In the post I've also given the entries you need to make in the SAMBA configuration (SMB.CONF) file.

HP Deskjet 3520 doesn't print on W10 CU update Solved - Windows 10 Forums

On the Linux system the trick is to ensure the CUPS printer (Linux printing system) is enabled as RAW so the Windows system will do all the rendering -- for example if you need to print an EXCEL spreadsheet and ensure also on the Linux system that the printer is marked as SHARED -- there's usually a hardware configuration section where you can set this -- depends on the distro what it actually looks like.

In my case.



Cheers
jimbo

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A friend of mine is a mother of two and the kids been bad on the internet, so shes taking away surfing rights from them.


Is there a way to do that besides purchasing some guardian software? It doesn't really matter how it's done, as long as the kids cannot get online. The computer is the only one in the house hold, straight to the DSL modem.
 

Answer:Prevent Limited user accounts on an XP Home machine from accessing internet

no software... have to get a router
 

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After reinstalling Vista on the "upstairs" machine and rebuilding our home network (cable through router) the Vista machine can access files on the XP machine . . . but not the reverse. Although I can see the two Vista drives OK I'm prompted for a usernameassword, a curiosity since only one passwordless user exists in our Vista setup. (Entering that username and leaving the password blank still gave a "this drive is not accessible" error.)

I can follow the instructions on this page (File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista) partway through, but when I get to the window shown in Figure 6 the "Share" button is grayed out. I did go into "Advanced Sharing" and put a check in the "Share this folder" check box, but that didn't eliminate the password requirement.

Thanks for any help -

Answer:Accessing Vista Home shared folders from XP Home machine requires password

Hello, try making another Admin account and see if that will work .

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Hi, i try since two days to reinstall win 10 on my e535. Problem is the BIOS/UEFII'm on version 2.51 (i think i updated it once because of problems with fan and battery drain)the Problem is:  cannot access bios on normal ways (presing ENTER, F1, etc) also the message, which button i have to press does not appear. I tried https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-11e-Windows-E-and-Edge/Cannot-access-Uefi-Bios-anymore-on-E535.... After unplugging Power, battery and bios battery i can access it after the date/time error message occurs. But all changes made are not saved. (why is the solution "someotherguy" has not posted to the forum?)tried updating it to 2.52 in several ways:from win 10 with the update tool -> Blackscreen after reboot. -> unplugging Power, battery and bios battery -> 2.51 againfrom bootable CD -> after restart still version 2.51installed win 8 -> tried update tool -> same as win10contact support -> first question: bank account (btw: nice costumer support, Lenovo)hope somebody can help me.  P.S.: Yes, I can install windows by erasing the hard disk and then i can select from where to boot. But that is not a solution. I want to install Linux in parallel and therefore it would be nice to get back a working BIOS/UEFI. Hope someone can help. Thank you

Answer:E535 BIOS Problems accessing/updating/changing settings accessing and boot from menu

The problem from 2012 was fixed by a BIOS update a long time ago.  I think you must be having some different issue today.  Anyway, please try to get into BIOS setup again and then load default settings (press F9) and save and exit (press F10).  See if that fixes your issue.

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I'm performing a clean install of XP but my computer isn't letting me access the BIOS to change the boot order.

I've got an ASUS AZN8X-E Deluxe and I get a load screen but access the dos screen via tab.

On my older PC's I could just hit F10, etc, and it would load my setup and bios. Now I'm just getting an error. Here's what's on the screen.

ASUS AZN8X-E Deluxe ACPI BIOS Rev 1008

It then lists my hard drives and DVD ROM and CD ROM.

Then....

Secondary IDE Channel no 80 conductor cable connected.

Then in red color....

Insert Disk press Enter or ESC to continue Post.

I hit enter but nothing. Hit ESC and it just loads to Windows.

Why does it do this? How can I change the boot sequence? If it's a problem, can I change the boot sequence another way?

Thanks
 

Answer:Trouble accessing BIOS and accessing boot sequence...

It depends on the BIOS what key you use to get in. It could be del, F2, ...etc. The manual should tell you. If you are using the correct key and still can't get in you may want reset the BIOS with the clear CMOS jumper. You do that with the power off and the PC unplugged from the AC wall outlet.
EDIT: If you are using a USB keyboard try using a PS2 keyboard if you have one.
 

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Hello all,

I'm running on a relatively new install of Windows 7 64bit Ultimate. I recently (about 2-3 weeks ago) installed a new HD and decided to have a fresh start so everything was formatted followed by win 7 install. Everything has been running great up until mid day yesterday. Out of what seems like nowhere I experienced 6 or 7 BSOD's yesterday and from what I could tell they occurred when I tried to do any of the following: 1. Access drive D and play a video file (This is the new HD, it would instantly BSOD). 2. Access internet within 1 minute of startup.

Since yesterday I haven't had any BSOD's and have had the computer running, I haven't tried to play any videos off of HD and haven't reset my computer since (hoping that whatever it was has gone away, although I'm sure it hasn't). For the record I have accessed some music files on drive D without any issue, as well as several word and excel documents (not sure if that makes any difference?)

I have a feeling it may have something to do with my new HD that I installed, but have no idea what it could be as it was running without issue up until yesterday (for at least 2 if not 3 weeks).

My system specs are as follows:
OS: Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
Manufacturer BIOSTAR Group
Model A740G M2+
Total amount of system memory 6.00 GB RAM
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2
Disk partition (C) 272 GB Free (298 GB Total)
Disk partition (D) 1630 GB Free (1863 GB Total)
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Answer:BSOD On Startup / Accessing New HD / Accessing Internet

two issues

1-Related to BIOS64.sys I/O Interface driver file from BIOSTAR Group. YOURS from 2003

2-Related to Rt64win7.sys 8101E/8168/8169 NDIS 6.20 64-bit Driver from Realtek Corporation

Re-install newest version available for both the above.

AVG can be a contributing cause of BSOD'S . Please remove and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials AT LEAST TO TEST

Download tools and utilities | AVG Worldwide

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_157111.htm
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
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Answer:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Questions:
1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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Ok,
Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...orks-fine.html

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.

jcgriff2

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Hi,

Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
 

Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?
 

Answer:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.
 

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.
 

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session
 

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".

Dave
 

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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
 
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
 
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

Answer:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

Answer:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?
 

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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Hi.

I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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From my XP machine I can ping the X61 Vista system but cannot see any shared drives. Vista system has no trouble seeing shared drives on the XP machine. Network discovery has been enabled. Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:X61 Vista machine drives not visible from XP machine.

Did you change the network to private network on Vista? Shared folder will not be visible under public network.

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Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that do this, any recommendation? Thanks
P.D.:The reason I want to do this is that I can't find these drivers anywhere on the web, not even in Dell's Support site

Answer:Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

on machine 1

Make a D:\DRIVERS folder

from cmd prompt type..

Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\Drivers

on machine 2
point device manager to the D:\drivers folder to load the drver

change BOLD text to suit your needs

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi,
I am having trouble connecting from an XP (Home) desktop machine to a Win 7 (Home Premium) laptop to share files.
I have read and followed a lot of posts to no avail.
specifically I have followed the advice in "How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing"

- both machines are in the same workgroup
- there is no trouble going from Win 7 to the XP box
- on win 7 the network is defined as a 'Work' network
- firewalls are disabled on both boxes
- Advanced Network settings
- Network discovery in ON
- File and Printer Sharing is ON
- Public folder sharing is ON
- password protected sharing is OFF
- Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections
- the shared folder in Win 7 says its shared (its not in the public tree)
- On folder Advanced setting decurity, 'Everyone' has been added 
- On folder Advanced setting sharing it says "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone"

The XP box is using XP Home which can only use 'Simple File Sharing'.
On the XP box the win7 machine appears in the Network list under the workgroup.
If I click on the machine I get a login prompt!
Attempting to map a drive to the win7 box the same network is shown browsing to the win7 machine does not list any of the shares. (it also does not ask for a login)

Interestingly if I go back to the network and enter the userid / password then I can see the shares... Read more

Answer:XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

From you r 1st post I noticed:
'Public folder sharing is ON
Password protected sharing is OFF'

That would need to be reversed or better yet just read this...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/8f21d25d-8189-48e7-8d7f-d6211ac63d31

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I,m new to this development and deployment and am running into a strange problem. I developed an ACCESS db on a laptop. Everything seems ok, it works. I used the Package Wizard and created an installation package. When I installed it on another machine I am now getting errors in the deployment machine that I do not get in the development machine. I seems to be coding issues. Can't load data into field for example.

Why would I get these on the deployment machine and not the development machine? Am I unaware of some way to test the code in the deployment machine? Otherwise how do I solve the problem if I can't deplicate the error in the development machine where I can stop the code and see the problem. I feel like I am missing some trick or secret.

Thanks
 

Answer:Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Once it is deployed you need to run the connection command on the client to connect to the back end database. Are you using SQL server or all Access for the back end?
 

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?
 

Answer:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?
 

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.
 

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
 
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine?

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/windowsnetworkin1/ht/client4msnet.htmDo similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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Greetings;

My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help

Smitty
 

Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi,
I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.

TIA

Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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Hey all, I just got an awesomely unexpected birthday present of a new emachine T2862 that has XP on it, saving me from having to scrape up the dough to replace my 5-year-old CompUSA Home Series refurb-p.o.s. Although I think I remember reading somewhere that emachines were not that good, but I believe it should at least be an improvement over the old one, being 5 times faster and with 5 times bigger hard drive! Expecially considering I'm just about broke financially.

I haven't even opened the box yet, I want to do my homework first on what I need to do... I want to transfer a lot of files from my old computer to the new one. From what I've been reading here, it seems like my best bet is to get some kind of transfer cable -- exactly what kind, where can I get one, and about what will it cost? I've never hooked up 2 computers to each other before, and I don't know what's involved... if it helps, this old thing is running Windows 98, and what I want to transfer is:

1) my music - mostly copied off of CDs and stored in windows media player playlists, I don't want to have to re-copy them b/c the reason I copied them to the computer is some of the CDs had been played so much they were getting warped/scratched etc, besides it's time-consuming - I know copying from one computer to the other doesn't save much time, but it would save me from having to keep sticking in the next CD, doing the copy, and then having to re-type in the library i... Read more

Answer:Solved: cable transfer from 98 machine to new XP machine

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imediately after clicking on shutdown with an update ready to install, on shutting down, i got the blue screen, machine-check-exception, uncorrectable hardware error, technical information ***stop:0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x81FD6028, 0xB6200047, 0x0102010A) or***stop:0x0000009C (0x00000003, 0x8196AF0D, 0xB6200007, 0x0002010A

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

It would appear the 0x0000124 is related to the PCI Express Bus, ie Graphics card Driver or Chipset Software, possibly BIOS conflict.Therefore I would update drivers:a) Chipset Softwareb) PCIe Graphics Card Driver if you have a Graphics Card

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I have basically two questions.
1) does anyone know if Aloha Bob's PC Relocator Ultra can work with Vista?

2) Is anyone aware of anyproducts, preferably shareware or freeware that can migrate both data/settings and programs from Win98 to Vista Home Premium?

Thanks

Answer:Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I don't imagine there are any software apps with that feature - any of them new enough to work with Vista would likely not bother with Win98. Data won't be hard to migrate, but I don't imagine Win98 programs would work the same on Vista... You will probably have to reinstall the programs - if they are compatible. (My CD burning software, for example, was compatible with XP but caused the PC to not boot when I tried to install it on Vista) Settings are probably going to be a lot different on Vista vs. Win98...

Here are some links on the subject:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/d.../bb309393.aspx

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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I have an old computer with 2 drives running on it, the C is a little wonky and only starts with XP cd installed under R support to get a C: in DOS. Can I use a printer cable to hook these 2 machines together to get a few files off the D: drive on the old machine from an XP machine? A network cable does not seem to work, I can't see the old machine in the DOS prompt.
Thanks for any help or pointers, and am not sure which forum was correct for this question.

Answer:[SOLVED] Copying data from one machine to an XP machine

hi shamal,

have you tried BARTPE? create an XP live CD using the bart pe builder and you can boot from CD drive of the machine where your wonky hard drive is. from there you can access your C: drive and copy your files on to another computer on the network or on to a USB device.

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Hi,

I've searched and can't seem to find an answer for this: is it possible to move a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox to a physical machine?

Thanks

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.
 

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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

Answer:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

Anything I am missing?
 

Answer:Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Download the Windows USB tool here.

This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.
 

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Answer:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.

Hi,

 

The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.

 

Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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I have two computers connected via a 4-port hub.
One computer is running Windows 2000 and the other is running Windows 95.
W2000 machine has the following
Computeer Name: ABC
Workgroup: Joey
IP Address:192.168.0.1
subnet:255.255.255.0

Windows 95 machine has the following:
Computer Name: DEF
Workgroup: Joey
IP Address:192.168.0.2
subnet:255.255.255.0

Both machines have there file sharing on and the little hand is under my C: drive and D: drive on both computers.

The Windows 2000 machine can see both computers but the Windows 95 machine can only see itself.

What am I dong wrong??

please help.

thank you,
SEnna
 

Answer:Can't connect W2000 machine with W95 machine. Need Help!

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Win 10 machine has fileshare being accessed by XP and MAC machines without problems.
Trying to connect a Win 7 machine but it insists that the login does not have access to the share.
The login and password are valid. The share and security is open to everyone. All machines are in the same workgroup.
The win 7 machine can see other machines on the net and the Win10 machine can see into shares on the Win 7 box.

So it is just the win7 => win10 that is the problem.

Don C

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Ok, this 'brilliant' idea I just had to save time and aggravation can't be possible--but I have to ask.

I have OEM Win10 + apps/data on my recent Lenovo P50.

I've installed a third party BIOS on my old Lenovo T61 (to run SATA II), replaced the cooling fan and will install a replacement SSD.

The P50 is twice the drive size as the T61's pending SSD 'but' the installed data on the P50 is less than the physical size of the T61.

If I restore (Reflect free current version) an image of the P50 to a clean T61 SSD would I get a properly functional Win10 identical to the information on the P50?

Answer:Can I image machine a to a new drive machine b?

Yes, the T61 has Win7 activated long ago that was an update from the longer ago OEM Vista.

Not activating kills my idea.

I'll just go ahead and do the previously downloaded Win10 iso and forget the bright idea.

Mark

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I have an older IBM unit and now a new Asus unit.

I would like to take programs and what not from the older unit, with a dying hard drive, to the newer unit.

Best method?
Ethernet transfer?
Files and folders transfer has serial cable option, I am looking to move several 100's GB of things.
Windows Backup? Or MG Backup?
 

Answer:Old machine New machine, moving data from one to other

i found a serial cable, not a db-9 to db-9 at tigerdirect.com. it's a "Diablotek CA-1638 USB 2.0 to 9-Pin RS232 DB9 Serial Adapter".

I did find a db-9 Female to db-9 female somewhere else, cablesforless.com. It's a "6 Foot Serial DB9 Female to Female".
 

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So I have an older machine that is set up correctly. I want to image that old machine, and image it to the new machine. But is there a trick to doing that since the machine is a whole different model?
 

Answer:Have old machine. Want to image it, and transfer to new machine. Possible?

Clone it with clonezilla to a new disk (or one that you do not care about overwriting all the data) and then boot. In linux you have a very high chance of success. In windows the chance is lower but since windows XP even that is high enough to try. For windows you probably want to put your SATA ports in IDE emulation mode otherwise you are likely to get a blue screen on boot due to the OS not using the AHCI driver by default.
 

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Answer:Gaming machine or Laming machine?

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Can I network my computers? One is running WIndows 98, and the other one is using WIndows XP. I have them both on a hub so they can use the internet, but i was wondering if i can network them. If I can how will I do it? Last time i tryed nothing happened so I just forgot about it. If you can help me it would be greatfull

Thanks for your time reading this, bye
 

Answer:Network on Win98 machine and a XP machine

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Hello,

I regularly encounter the same problem that i can not access or see a XP machine from my W7 machine I could see before in my network. The strange thing is that remote desktop still works. The other way around stll works: I can see the W7 macine on my xp machine.
The only solution I can use to fix the problem is to do a system-repair.
At first this issue appeared after updating ms defender definitions. But yesterday it appeared just after a new startup without any update or change of settings on anything.

I'm completely dazzled about the cause of this problem.
I would like to know the real issue so i can use a proper fix instead of doing a system-repair every now and then.

any suggestions?

Answer:xp machine not vsible form W7 machine

couple of quick questions if I may,

1, is the Windows 7 machine assigned to a static IP on your router?
2. what is the IP of the Windows 7 machine? you can find this by opening command prompt and typing ipconfig /all if your behind a router it will probably look like 192.168.1.x
3. Have you actually shared any folders on the win 7 machine?
4. do you have password protected sharing OFF (this can be configured from network and sharing centre>turn off password protected sharing

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I have an orange crossover cable that I have connected to both machines and I set up sharing on both but the Windows XP machine doesn't show the 8.1 machine. I'm trying to pull some movies and music off my 8.1 laptop because I use my XP desktop as a media server of sorts.

I can't figure out how to get them to recognize each other and my connection just says "limited."

Can someone help?

Answer:How do I share files between 8.1 machine and XP machine

Just like you did in XP. Right click on the folder and in Sharing, choose to share. In Network Connections. Set security for 40/56. Turn off Home Group.

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I have my first windows 7 computer on my home network, and it appears to me I have outgoing networking, but not incoming. On the Windows 7 computer, I can get to the router and the Internet, and can access shared folders on Vista machines on the home network. The computer name "advertising protocol" works as the name of the Windows 7 computer in the "Network" user interface on the Vista machines (the user interface accessed from Network and Sharing Center by 'view computers and devices"), but attempting to access it gets a "cannot access" error, and attmepting to diagnose gets a "cannot find" error. For whatever it is worth, highlighting the icon in the "network" user interface does not show anything for "location".

I am going through this to get shared folders on the Windows 7 computer visible on other computers on the network. Obviously this is not working. Just to recap the configuration:
1) all computers on the network are members of same Workgroup
2) My documents on the Windows 7 computer are shared read-write with everyone
3) advance sharing options show:
Network discovery ON
File and print sharing ON
Public folder sharing ON
128 bit encryption
Password protected sharing OFF
IPv6 disabled
Homegroup stuff either OFF or ON and managed by Windows (but this is irrelevant)
4) firewall off

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Answer:Cannot ping W7 machine from any vista machine

Why is IPv6 disabled? You do realize that IPv6 is only used on the LAN and is needed for Homegroups to work correctly. Maybe you were just thrown off by the first picture below which is only telling you that IPv6 is not connected to the WAN because it's not supposed to be.

The second picture shows it as enabled for the LAN.
It doesn't matter much either way unless you are Homegroup, but Homegroup only works with Windows 7 computers. For Vista and Win 7 you need to use either workgroup or public file sharing. You also need to enable file sharing on the Vista machine.

You should not need to turn the firewall off.

Are you sure that you are sharing the correct group. There is a seperate public file sharing settings page but the workgroup and homegroup use the same settings page.

Maybe you were thrown off because there are two settings pages. The third picture is the Homegroup and Workgroup settings page and the fourth one is for the Public file sharing.

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My son's XP machine is channeling The Police. There appears to be a Ghost In The Machine.He has a Dell OptiPlex GX520. I bought it for him 4-5 years ago from a shop that recycles computers from businesses and sells them to the public.Last he told me that the computer has developed a vibration that causes an annoying buzz. I told him that if he brings it over, I'll take a look at it. Then he told me about a stranger problem.Since the buzz was annoying, he had started to turn the machine off via Start...Turn Off Computer. What's weird is that the computer has started to turn itself on in the middle of the night. He'll turn it off before he goes to bed and then wake up to hear it buzzing a few hours later. He now unplugs it every night.Any idea why the machine would power itself on? He connects to the internet via a wireless router rented from TWC. Somehow Wake On LAN seems like a long shot.message edited by DerbyDad03

Answer:XP Machine Powers Itself On - Ghost In The Machine?

On page 9 of the manual:http://www.levnapc.cz/ProductsFiles...it describes an 'auto power on' feature under power management in bios setup where you can set a specific time to turn on the computer. That's your ghost.

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I'm trying to send about 1.5m total of multiple files to four win98 pc's from a win98 pc on a home network without domain through open c-drive shares. The sending pc starts to send the files and then errors out with an illegal operation. If I unmap one of the pc's and then send the batch again, it works no problem. It doesn't matter which one of the four pc's I unmap, the process works. But four is too much for it. Can't figure it out. Someone had mentioned MTU, but I'm not sure where to find that setting or if that is even an option really. Anyone shed some light on this problem or point me in the right direction? Thanks.

Zig
 

Answer:Batching to 4 pc's from one machine crashing machine

I don't think your MTU settings are your problem. Highly doubtful. However, I don't really understand how you are sending the files. Are you batching to them all at one time or are you sending the files to mapped drive A first, then waiting for it to finish and then sending it to drive B, then waiting for it to finish and then sending it to drive C and then the 4th one after that?

What does your batch file look like? I know it is most likely irrelevant, but might be worth posting.
 

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Hi,

Hope you all doing good !!

Am trying to connect my vm machine on a host server from another machine in the same network, however its not successful. Below are the details:

Host machine- win 7

IPv4: 192.168.11.120
gateway- 192.168.11.1

VM machine- win 2008 server r2

IPv4: 192.168.22.140
gateway- 192.168.22.2
DHCP- disable
DNS server- 192.168.22.2

RDC enable from firewall
static IP as in IPv4
user with Admin rights created

Tried in both the below settings.
VM settings in Bridge
VM settings in NAT- host-9997, ip:192.168.22.140 vm port: tried both 22 and 3389

I can connect the host machine from another computer in the same network. Also I can connect the VM from host via RDC in the same machine, but not able to connect the VM from another computer in the same network.

Please let me know where is exact issue is and what am missing.

Thank you in advance.

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I'm looking to build a new machine, as mine is well over a couple of years old. I was wondering if anybody knows the difference in between a computer gaming machine, and a graphics machine? I do a lot of graphics on here, but also weill be getting back into gaming.
 

Answer:Gaming Machine Vs. Graphic Machine

Everyone i know who does graphics has a mac, (shudder)
and everyone i know who plays games has a PC,

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2282754844569110939&q=mac

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6553260189868317794&q=mac

Heh, i know this didnt help you out to much, but i couldnt resist.

Knowing not jack about graphics, I would think that the better processor and vid card you can get, with lots of ram, you should be able to do pretty much anything. Games take computing power, as do graphics from my understanding, so i would think the higher end rig you can get, the better off you will be.
 

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

Answer:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.
nick

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Hello everyone,

I am hoping someone may be able to help me with the following. I tried to use VMware's free "converter" software to convert my physical HP machine to a virtual machine. However, when trying to run the virtual machine, it says that the virtual machine has two processors & that it is limited to only using one processor, & therefore, will not start. The physical machine is a dual core processor, but I see no way to configure the virtual machine so that it only has one processor.

It seems to me the software should just configure itself to at least run, and from there a person can try to tweak the settings and be advised if there are limitations at that point, but that would make to much sense. Alternatively, they could provide an easy way to change the settings so you can at least get the thing to run, but again, that would make to much sense.

Anyway, if anyone can help me get the virtual machine clone running, please let me know.

Thanks
John
 

Answer:Using VMware "converter" to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine

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both are connected to the same router
the ip of the 7 machine is 192.168.1.102 and the default gateway is 192.168.1.1
the ip of the XP machine is 10.1.10.22 and the default gateway is 10.1.10.1

the 7 machine can ping both 10.1.10.22 and 10.1.10.1 and receive responses. I can even access the sharing on the xp machine by typing \\10.1.10.22 into my windows explorer, but the xp machine cannot ping or access \\192.168.1.102

this is really weird. I mean, for starters, it would appear that this router somehow has two ip addresses, secondly, I can ping AND get a response from one machine, but nothing from another.

I have no idea what's wrong

Answer:I can ping a XP machine from my 7 machine. XP machine cannot ping back

Hi mmeowcusa and welcome to Seven Forums.

Could you on both machines open command prompt by going to start - type in the search bar "cmd" - right click and run as administrator. (For windows 7 only)

For windows XP to open cmd- start - all programs - accessories - command prompt - right click run as administrator

type the following commands.
Code:
ipconfig /release

Code:
ipconfig /renew
Post back your results.

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ive got 2 computers hooked up to a router by Ethernet sharing an internet connection, the internet connection works fine for both computers. i would like to share documents also between the computers

one is a windows xp 32
one is a windows 7 64

ive set up many networks in the past with a bunch of xp machines without any trouble but now i am having trouble
my first step was on the windows 7 machine, i went to control panel -> network and sharing center -> setup a connection or network -> set up a new network

this is where i believe i am making a mistake of some kind, it seems that the windows 7 machine is assuming that i want to set up the network wirelessly, when it is connected to the router via Ethernet. it simply brings me to a screen that says choose the wireless router or access point you want to configure, and hangs there with a greyed out next button

everything seems to be going fine on the xp machine, i created a new network called "sharebear", told it that the computer connects through a residential gateway, enabled file and printer sharing, rebooted the machine, and confirmed that there was a new folder in the network places for shared documents

i went back to the windows 7 machine where it was still hanging, rebooted it, looked for the new network in network and sharing center and it wasn't there, i tried again to "set up a new network" on the windows 7 machine with the same hanging screen

what am i doing wrong?

Answer:connecting 1 windows 7 machine and 1 windows xp machine to share files

Make sure that both computers are in the same 'Workgroup' then follow these instructions
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24232-sharing-permissions.html

Also, make sure both computer's Anti-virus and Firewalls are set to allow sharing.

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While I'm on the net I keep on getting text, being typed into any component of the browser that is in focus. I don't think that it is anyone hacking me, because it seems to happen most of the time I go online.

What happens is, I get a wierd symbol that is like a morse code symbol that then turns into a word (For example it just happened now, and turned into the word " to ").

Is it some for of spyware be it trojan, or a key logger and if so how do I get rid of it?

Any reply will be apreciated.
 

Answer:Ghosts in the machine (My machine anyway)

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I have a network with 3 xp computers which i want to be able to share files amongst themselves. I also have 3 98 computers which I do not want to access the xp machines.

I have two diffrent workgroups, (1 for xp's 1 for 98's) and the accounts on the xp's are pwrd protected. However, on a 98 machine I can still go into my computer and type '\\computername\c' and access the xp machine's hdd. How can I stop this? I have Fortres 101 but cant seem to prevent this way of accessing another computer. I would like to preferably not use 3rd party software if possible.

Thanks,

Jared
 

Answer:secure xp machine from 98 machine

Change the permissions on the XP machines file shares. Right click on the shared directory pick sharing and security and pick the security tab. Then only allow those items you want to share in.
 

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I've bought a refurb Dell with Win 7 Pro 64 installed. Now I need to get data and programs from old machine (XP Pro) to new one. I've got an external HD and Acronis software, so I'll make a complete disk image of the old machine, then install software on new machine and copy documents from old to new.
 
Anyone know where I might find instructions written for the general user to help in bringing all the essential bits and pieces (e.g. MS Word macros, FF add-ons, etc.) so I don't have to go through a lenghthy process of recreating my working environment (as I did when I changed from Win2K to XP).
 
Thanks much,
 
Mac
 
 

Answer:Changing from XP machine to 7 machine.

A disk image reflecting a different version of Windows (XP Pro) won't work on a system with Win 7 as the O/S...unless you do a dual-boot.  The system files are different.  So are the drivers and settings because the system components are different.  At the least, those programs would have to be reinstalled and the drivers from the old system are of no value on the new system (unless you just want to create problems).
 
No easy path to doing what you seem to want...that I'm aware of.
 
Louis

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to find a solution to my current problem, I have recently installed Windows 8 on every laptop in my home, my wifes and my kids, and ofcourse my own, I ofcourse have installed Pro, My wifes has Pro + MCE, and the kids have the stock version of Windows 8...

And I am trying to find out if Windows 8 contains an application, or if their is a decent application available for download, that I can install on every machine so I can send a direct message through to the wife, or the kids, sort of like how MSN Messenger used to work or ICQ, except I just want it for the PC's here in the house, and want to be able to send a message from my machine, directly (And Privately) to my wifes machine, so it pops up on her screen whenever I send her something and vice versa, without having to have her or the kids needing to log into something on system start up and signing into anything to get it working, I want to be able to have the option of sending an immediate message through to them from the time windows loads, without requiring and program sign in, etc

Does Windows 8 (Any Version) have any inbuilt software capable of doing this, or allow a PC to PC connection to directly talk?

Kindest Regards,

David
 

Answer:Machine to Machine Messaging?

GTalk will do what you are seeking to do, provided all members of your household have a Google account:

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Google_Talk_d4747.html

Checked here at Major Geeks but didn't find the one below called ShixxNOTE, so here is the link to the program download site:

http://www.shixxnote.com/

I found high praise for ShixxNOTE. Users claim they can't live without it after using it for some time. Sorry I haven't tried this. Just taking a jab at it with a Google search...

Some comments I found on attached to an article about messaging programs:





A > OS ? 3 months ago ?
Helo,
I've installed ShixxNOTE version 6.net latest release from September 2012. I must admit that now I can't work without it anymore. Me and my buddy in next room are using this sending notes everyday. Sometimes to send funny notes and sometimes some important notes. So now I will decide if I will register 5-Users License. Price is $25. Does anybody have registered version ?

Regards

DJ > OS ? 2 months ago
When you're spread over a couple of floors, it's great to have something that you know your workmate is going to see appear on their desktop. Means you're more likely to get action than it sitting in amongst a bunch of internal emails. So people really this ShixxNOTE program is great piece of software, also works on Windows 8.Click to expand...


 

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I have an 4 pcs networked, XP, Vista, Win 7, and Win 10. I'll number them to alleviate confusion.
XP=machine 1
Vista=machine 2
Win 7=machine 3
Win 10=machine 4
 
M1 can connect to M2 and M4
M2 can connect to M1, M3, and M4
M3 can connect to M2 and M4
M4 can connect to M1, M2, and M3
 
So...M1 and M3 do not connect or see each other at all. I have disabled all firewalls. They have worked together for years.
 
Any ideas why this just changed and how to fix it?

Answer:XP machine cannot see Win 7 machine but can connect to all others

I'd look at what is going on with #1 and #3.  I, since 3 ought to be able to able to connect to all.  XP doesn't see Win 7 and Win 7 doesn't see XP.  I would just ensure that the settings/sharing on those two is properly set up.
 
Louis

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