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Windows 7 support ends in 6 months

Question: Windows 7 support ends in 6 months

Hi,

Has anybody read where Microsoft will end WIN 7 support in 6 months?


How long will Microsoft support Windows 7? | PCWorld

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 support ends in 6 months

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Answer: Windows 7 support ends in 6 months

Those articles have been popping up all over the place but MS will still issue security updates for 5 years. What will stop is "free" hotfixes and "design changes or new features".

Products Reaching End of Support in the Second Half of 2014

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Unfortunately my fairly old Acer 6930G laptop is going to be difficult to upgrade to Windows 10. Pretty much everyone I've read about who's tried has had plenty of problems, and Acer themselves don't recommend it and exclude it from their list of W10 supported models. So it looks like i'm stuck with W7 (which I'm very happy with btw).

My question is, what are people's views about using Windows 7 for internet access after support ends in January 2020? Do you think it's just too unsafe under any circumstances, or are there security measures that can be taken that would make it fairly safe?
 

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Hello All,

I have 2 computers running Windows XP and I was just curious how big of a risk it would be to run these computers with this operating system after support ends by Microsoft April 2014. I have a copy of Windows 7 but Windows XP has been my favorite operating system by far, I love the interface and how lightweight it runs. So my question being, How much of a risk would it be for me to run Windows XP after support ends in April of 2014? Is it a huge risk, or will I be ok just by watching the websites I visit?

Thanks in Advance!
Simsboy27
 

Answer:Windows XP After Support Ends

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as the story goes, microsoft said there is no more new ver. of windows, that windows 10 is the last ver.

is that a marketing scheme? because windows 10 support ends in 2026. So if there is no new ver. of windows, what happens after 2026?
 

Answer:What happens after windows 10 ends its support in 2026?

Happy Hopping said:


as the story goes, microsoft said there is no more new ver. of windows, that windows 10 is the last ver.

is that a marketing scheme? because windows 10 support ends in 2026. So if there is no new ver. of windows, what happens after 2026?Click to expand...

Each major update counts as a new version of Windows. So in 2025, Windows 10 build 1703 (creators update) will stop being supported. In the Fall when the new major update comes along, that might be supported until 2026 or a similar period of time. Windows 10 is technically already not "supported" anymore. Version 1503 dropped support in May. 1507 will get dropped next, then 1511, 1607 (Anniversary update), etc etc etc...
 

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Had a quick scroll through to see whether anyone else had posted this and didn't see anything so.....For those that don't know Microsoft are pulling the plug on Windows 98 as from today.No more updates and no more over the phone support. They are urging users to upgrade.

Answer:Windows 98 Support Ends Today!

Thank God for that! I think I`ll do the same. I`m fed up of struggling with a system that`s way out of date, not very user friendly and running on computers that take forever to do anything more complicated than Word Processing.That should provoke a backlash! FE had better move this to speakers corner pronto!

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Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010. This date was established when Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) was released on April 21, 2008.
This announcement is in line with the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy for Windows service packs. This policy states that when a new service pack is released, Microsoft will provide 24 months of support for the previous service pack for products that belong to theWindows product family.

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Although Microsoft has stated that Mainstream Support for Windows 8.1 will end January 9, 2018 and Extended Support end January 10, 2023 in its Windows 8 Lifecycle Policy, Windows 8.1 users who have not yet installed or been unable to install the Windows 8.1 Update, will not be able to receive future security and general updates from the coming Patch Tuesday and beyond.

Microsoft has urged users to install this update by May 13th and will not offer Windows Updates to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 systems. ? Effectively killing support for Windows 8 and 8.1
 

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Microsoft is officially ending support for Windows XP Service Pack 1 and SP1a Tuesday, with users being recommended to install SP2 as soon as possible. The move means that no more security updates will be released for the now-obsolete version of Windows.

Windows XP SP2 was released on September 17, 2004, and Microsoft notes that it provided two years of support to SP1 customers since that time. The company traditionally offers only 12 months of support for previous service packs, but because SP2 was a major upgrade to Windows XP, Microsoft opted to give customers additional time for deployment.



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Answer:Windows XP SP1 Support Ends Today

Well, it looks like it's time to upgrade to SP2.

(Yes, it's slower, but it's still supported!)

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As MS announced way back in 2008, support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) will end on July 13, 2010.

Support for Windows 2000 will end on the same date.

Customers running an unsupported version of Windows or Windows service pack will not be eligible for any Microsoft support options.

Updates, including security updates released with bulletins from the Microsoft Security Response Center, will be reviewed and built for the supported versions and service packs only. The most current service packs are available to organizations, and they are easily deployed via Windows Update, Windows Server Update Services/Microsoft System Center, and the Microsoft Download Centre.

To better understand the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy and your support options visit the Microsoft Support Lifecycle page.



 

Answer:Support for Windows XP SP2 Ends July 13, 2010

What a joke support time options are getting shorter and shorter year after year!
 

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Support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 1a (SP1a) ends on October 10, 2006. This also includes security updates for these service packs. Microsoft is providing final notifications to customers regarding the end of support for these products.

Microsoft is ending support for these products as part of the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Service Pack support policy. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows XP SP1 or SP1a upgrade to Windows XP Service Pack 2 as soon as possible.

To determine whether you are running Windows XP SP1, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. If ?Service Pack 1; appears under System, you are running Windows XP SP1. We do not recommend that you install SP1a if you are already running SP1. We recommend that you install Windows XP SP2 if you are running Windows XP SP1 or SP1a.

http://www.msblog.org/?p=751

Answer:Windows XP SP1 support ends on October 10, 2006

Any idea when support for SP2 ends? My friend thought that it was around the same time as SP1 (So Microsoft could basically force us to get Vista). Is he just paranoid or something?

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PSA: Support for Windows 10 for PCs version 1511 ends tomorrow

It's that time again, the time for Microsoft to end support for a version of Windows 10. According to the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, support for Windows 10 for PCs version 1511 will be ending tomorrow, October 10.

Version 1511 was the first update to Windows 10, so this is only the second time that this has happened. The first was on May 9, when the original version of the OS, now known as 1507, was removed from support. The company has continued to provide cumulative updates though, despite that, for business customers that have different licensing agreements than consumers have.

Naturally, your PC should have been moved to at least the Anniversary Update (version 1607) or the Creators Update (version 1703) by now. If you haven't been, you can manually upgrade your machine to a newer version here by clicking 'Update now'.

Note that this change only applies to the PC version of the OS. Windows 10 Mobile version 1511 is still slated to be supported until January 8, 2018, despite not having received any updates in quite some time.
 

Answer:PSA: Support for Windows 10 for PCs version 1511 ends tomorrow

Thanks,for the heads up info,
 

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Notice here, and details here and here.

-- Tom
 

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NEWS
Microsoft has stopped its support for Windows Server 2000 and cut back on support for its Windows Server 2003.
All public support for the server operating system ended on Tuesday, Microsoft said on its help and support page. Windows Server 2000 customers will only have access to self-help online support, including access to FAQs and community support forums.
In addition, the company took Windows Server 2003 off mainstream support, but customers will continue to receive security updates and access to paid support for the software until 2015.- ZDNet UK

Answer:Microsoft ends support for Windows Server 2000

What's scary is some companies still rely on Win2k. Yes, they had enough time to upgrade, which they should definitely have done, but no updates means big businesses will be vulnerable to security holes that won't be patched. That might lead to personal information being exposed and who knows what else.

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Support for Windows XP and Vista will end April 2016 - Emsisoft BlogStatistics today show that both Windows XP and Vista usage dropped dramatically since then. Among our customers the percentage has already dropped below the ten percent mark, with a continued trend downwards. As a direct result, we decided not to renew our extended support for Windows XP beyond April 2016. We will drop support for both Windows XP and Vista in the next major version of all our products, which is scheduled for release in 2016.We fully understand that in many circumstances users have no way but to continue using XP or Vista, either due to computer upgrade budget restraints or because some old hardware devices dont come with drivers for newer operating systems at all. In these cases, we are offering partial refunds for any license time users cant use due to the changed minimum system requirements.

Answer:Emsisoft ends Windows XP and Vista support in April 2016

Fascinating I understand them dropping support for XP, But Vista? 


Windows Vista




Service Pack 2




End of extended support




April 11, 2017


 

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The following was copied/pasted from https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA16-105A
According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation.
[In particular] The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows.
Computers running QuickTime for Windows will continue to work after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks from viruses and other security threats. Potential negative consequences include loss of confidentiality, integrity, or availability of data, as well as damage to system resources or business assets. The only mitigation available is to uninstall QuickTime for Windows.
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The following was copied/pasted from http://blog.trendmicro.com/urgent-call-action-uninstall-quicktime-windows-today/
(E)veryone should follow Apple’s guidance and uninstall QuickTime for Windows as soon as possible.
This is for two reasons.
First, Apple is deprecating QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. They will no longer be issuing security updates for the product on the Windows Platform and recommend users uninstall it. Note that this does not apply to QuickTime on Mac OSX.
Second, our Zero Day Initiative has just released two advisories ZDI-16-241 and ZDI-16-242 detailing two new, critical vulnerabilities affecting QuickTime for Windows. These advisories are being released... Read more

Answer:Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

So what player is recommended, aside from Windows Media Player?

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What?!?!?! It seems like it just came out six years ago.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-xp/default.aspx

It's always entertaining to hear why companies couldn't find time in the last 2 years to test apps and fix any problems with SP3.
 

Answer:Attn graybeards: Windows XP SP2 support ends tomorrow (7/13/2010)

/salute, good bye to a great OS, but seriously its time to move on, hopefully this will push a lot of people to upgrade! lol
 

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Windows Store support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview ends on July 2nd, 2012.
So what it means if you are a Windows 8 Consumer Preview User ?
Starting on July 2, if you are using Windows 8 Consumer Preview and open Windows Store, you will receive the message: This version of Windows is no longer supported by Windows Store. Get the newest version of Windows.
“Users of Windows 8 Consumer Preview can keep and continue to use the apps they’ve acquired from Store – there is no expiration date on the apps. However, you cannot reinstall those apps on Consumer Preview nor can you obtain new apps for Consumer Preview through Windows Store on or after July 2. In order to continue to use Windows Store to install or update apps, install the newest version of Windows 8 at the link provided. Please note that when you install Windows 8 Release Preview, you will lose any apps you may have acquired during Consumer Preview. After installing the Release Preview, you can reinstall your apps from Windows Store, provided the app is available for Release Preview.”
(Source:Microsoft Answers)
You can get the Windows 8 Release Preview from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/download
(Source:meraTechPort)

Answer:Windows Store support for Windows 8 Consumer Preview ends TODAY !

Thanks for posting the update. I would have probably missed it otherwise.

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Windows Mobile and Symbian manufacturers have already stopped supporting these operating systems. In 2012, Microsoft stopped developing and supporting Windows Mobile; and in 2014, Nokia completely held up supporting Symbian. In this connection, Doctor Web also stops supporting protection of Windows Mobile and Symbian from May 1, 2016.
source: Doctor Web ends support for Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems
 

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Just a reminder for those using Win2000 and XP.

With the advent of Windows 7, the market shares of both Windows XP and Windows Vista have started bleeding, with users transitioning to the latest iteration of the Windows client. Still, although Windows 7 grabbed over 5% of the OS market, according to Net Applications, Windows XP is still the most used platform worldwide with a share of over 69%, with Vista at 18.55%. With the end near for the XP release that made Vista?s successor the ubiquitous OS worldwide, Microsoft is urging customers to upgrade to Windows 7. Microsoft plans to kill Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) on July 13, 2010. The Redmond company even has resources available to help customers make the jump from XP to Windows 7.

?With Windows 2000 Server and Client and Windows XP SP2 support ending July 13, 2010 are you aware of all the resources available to help you move to a new client and server operating system?? asked Stephen L. Rose, senior community manager, Windows IT Pro Client. ?We have created a End-of-Support Solution Center to help with the planning of your migration strategy from Windows 2000 or Windows XP to Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.?

Windows 7 is, of course, the best choice for an upgrade, especially if the migration also implies a hardware upgrade, as is generally the case for corporate customers. Users that are intent on ridding XP for all it?s got can continue doing ... Read more

Answer:Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Client and Windows XP SP2 Support Ends July 2010

Good info.

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Well sir:wave ... they say support for XP will end in April:cry ... what does this mean for us XP lovers:-o and is there a way to protect ourselves after support ends?:confused

Thanks for reading my post.
 

Answer:So What Happens When XP Support Ends?

Not really. You can protect yourself with third party apps while they remain available, but that will be your only defense. That means if they find an unpatched exploit, and they will, you are up next on the butcher block unless said third party app can protect you. Eventually, these applications will no longer support XP as well.

The best plan of action is getting off of XP before April.
 

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This question probably is a dumb one, but here goes. I have a desktop computer with XP and I'm using Outlook Express. I understand there is much concern about the security risks starting April 8. Does this apply to everything connected with being online, such as email? Thanks.
 

Answer:Still use OE after XP support ends?

Yes. The longer you use it, the more risk you take.
 

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Oh, my....

If you take care of a large organization and still run XP SP1 (lots do), and your users sneak into Windows Update, you better get your help desks to batten down the hatches...

WGA is kicking in with a message (popup) saying "Support for Windows XP SP1 ends October 10, 2006"

It comes from a star-shaped Icon in the system tray. The preferences for WGA do NOT turn off this notification.

The only way to turn it off is as follows (found on a Microsoft Support Forum):

1) Right mouse click on the Taskbar.
2) Choose Properties from the menu.
3) Make sure that there is a check mark next to Hide Inactive Icons.
4) Click the Customize button.
5) Scroll down the list and find the Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications icon.
6) Click on it and choose from the drop down menu Always Hide.

Well, I have users that do not like having Icons hidden (for security reasons), so I guess they have to live with it.

Thanks Microsoft. Just what I needed on a Monday before a Holiday.

-Larry
 

Answer:WGA - More wood for the fire - "Support for Windows XP SP1 ends October 10, 2006"

well its can't be help. MS can do whatever they want with it. not like people will mass switch to linux.
 

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I have some older computers running xp pro. Now i know these computers cant handle win7 because i tried. But also i have software that I use that wont work on win7. My question is when support ends in 2014 and I need to re-install the OS will the latest SP3 have or most of the updates i need? Or is there software that is simple to use to create an image? Or can i download the updates manually so that i can put them in myself. Please advise. Thanking you in advance
 

Answer:Re-installing XP after support ends

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I am still using Win98 and have no reason to change at present.On the rare occasions when my PC fails completely, I have to reload the Win98 system image from the discs provided by the computer manufacturer. (I do not have the Microsoft discs.)I then bring the system up to date with security, IE, OE and other upgrades using Windows Update from Microsoft's website. My question is, will I still be able to do this after July 2006? If not, is there anything I can do now to prepare myself - eg download & store everything in the Installation History? That would be a big job.

Answer:What to do when Win98 support ends

Invest in a back-up system such as Norton Ghost. An external drive if you have USB, or an extra internal hard drive.

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The title says it all. I now have a stupid icon in my system tray that says "support for windows xp sp1 ends october 10, 2006"

Any suggestions for how to kill it? The only thing I found in the MSKB dealt with the pre-release version of the WGA tool, not the full release version.
 

Answer:How can I disable "support for windows xp sp1 ends..."

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When Win xp support ends will we still get file updates?

Answer:When Win XP support ends will we still get file updates?

If you mean updated security and OS updates, then no. That's the definition of "end of support". Older updates are generally available, but it may take "some hunting around" to find them..."Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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Iam planning to upgrade from Win/XP Pro to Win7 and want to know which
Windows 7 I should install? There is a 32 bit and 64 bit version and I'm
a bit confused as to which one is correct for my laptop.
I "think" I have a 32 bit unit, but am not quite sure.
I've listed some info from my computer which I hope helps to give me an answer.

I hope I didn't post too much info.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name TOSHIBA
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Satellite Pro L300
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~2094 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date INSYDE 1.30, 3/19/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name TOSHIBA\Steven
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 3,072.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 2.27 GB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 4.83 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus OK
0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller OK
0x00000020-0x00000021 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x00000024-0x00000025 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x00000028-0x00000029 Programmable interrupt controller OK
0x0000002C-0x0000002D Programmable in... Read more

Answer:Solved: Support ends and I have to up to Win7, need help!

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Zone Alarm free firewall support and updates will also end when Windows '98
support ends June 30. Does anyone have any suggestions for substitution?
 

Answer:Zone Alarm Support Ends

where did you hear /read that...
 

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End of support for Windows 98 and Windows Me
Published: January 6, 2006 | Updated: January 18, 2006

June 30, 2006 will bring a close to Extended Support for Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me as part of the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy. Microsoft will retire public and technical support, including security updates, by this date.

Existing support documents and content, however, will continue to be available through the Microsoft Support Product Solution Center Web site. This Web site will continue to host a wealth of previous How-to, Troubleshooting, and Configuration content for anyone who may need self-service.

Microsoft is retiring support for these products because they are outdated and can expose customers to security risks. We recommend that customers who are still running Windows 98 or Windows Me upgrade to a newer, more secure Microsoft operating system, such as Windows XP, as soon as possible.

Customers who upgrade to Windows XP report improved security, richer functionality, and increased productivity.
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/support/endofsupport.mspx

Linux is Free, and well suported.
 

Answer:Support ends for Win98 & WinMe 30/06/06

To be fair to MS, they were going to stop support for Win 98 a couple of years ago but kept it going for a while longer after many requests to do so.

Guess I'll have to download all the updates and bung 'em in a folder somewhere. I done a recent install of Win 98 and just went through the update procedure at their site.

Looks like that won't be available after June though, so me best save all those files if I want to be sure of playing all my old games.
 

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XP Mainstream Support Ends Today

Windows XP Mainstream Support ends today, as previously reported. Extended support is set to end on April 8, 2014. See the Ars Technica article for details on the differences between the two types of support.

If Redmond ends up releasing a fourth service pack for XP, it will retire support for SP3 (released April 2008) two years after SP4 is released, or in April 2014, whichever comes first. The same applies for Office 2003, which is also at SP3 (released in September 2007). In other words, most users don't have to worry for almost five more years.

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Hi there

probably IMO the best server Ms ever designed - and in version 2 you can use > 4GB even though it's "technically" a 32 bit OS.

XP was based on it (in fact all XP stuff still runs on it) and it makes for an outstanding Virtual server.

Anyway it's time to move on -- I just hope the Modern Ms servers are just as good - I gave up on W2008 server, 2012 server seemed OK but a bit fiddly and I'm not sure about 2016 server -- the new licensing stuff seems totally out of order for a home lab etc. With W2k3 server you got 4 CALS with the server (or it would work with 4 clients - without any extra fee being needed. I still have the keys from TechNet so I might have a go with this on W10 as a VM.

Incidentally - not bonkers --here's a way to make W2K3 server into a really good Worksation OS -- normally Servers aren't really suitable as a workstation OS.

How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

I might look at similar articles on using W2016 server as a workstation too.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:An old friend (W2k3 Server) ends support soon

I never understood the point of those guides. All you are doing is making the Server OS run more like the Workstation OS that already exists. Why buy a bus and convert it in to something close to a sedan, when you could just buy the sedan? You'd also run into plenty of compatibility issues, such as AV software identifying it as a Server OS.

Server 2003 was a good product, but Server 2008, especially R2, is an excellent product.

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Hi there

probably IMO the best server Ms ever designed - and in version 2 you can use > 4GB even though it's "technically" a 32 bit OS.

XP was based on it (in fact all XP stuff still runs on it) and it makes for an outstanding Virtual server.

Anyway it's time to move on -- I just hope the Modern Ms servers are just as good - I gave up on W2008 server, 2012 server seemed OK but a bit fiddly and I'm not sure about 2016 server -- the new licensing stuff seems totally out of order for a home lab etc. With W2k3 server you got 4 CALS with the server (or it would work with 4 clients - without any extra fee being needed. I still have the keys from TechNet so I might have a go with this on W10 as a VM.

Incidentally - not bonkers --here's a way to make W2K3 server into a really good Worksation OS -- normally Servers aren't really suitable as a workstation OS.

How to convert your Windows Server 2003... to a Workstation!

I might look at similar articles on using W2016 server as a workstation too.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:An old friend (W2k3 Server) ends support soon

I never understood the point of those guides. All you are doing is making the Server OS run more like the Workstation OS that already exists. Why buy a bus and convert it in to something close to a sedan, when you could just buy the sedan? You'd also run into plenty of compatibility issues, such as AV software identifying it as a Server OS.

Server 2003 was a good product, but Server 2008, especially R2, is an excellent product.

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Microsoft support for Office 2007 ends on 10/10/17. They say that new updates, bug fixes, and security patches will end on that date.

Will old or existing updates (published before October, 2017) still be available through Windows Update after support ends?

I need to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 and all of my existing programs (Office 2007, etc.), but I may not have time to do that until late October -- which will be after support ends for Office 2007.

If I run Windows Update after my reinstall in late October, will it still generate old updates and patches for Office 2007? Or, will I have to search and download them manually from the Microsoft Update Catalog?

Thanks.

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http://blogs.windows.com/windows/b/springboard/archive/2013/02/14/windows-7-rtm-end-of-support-is-right-around-the-corner.aspx
 
>>>How long will Windows 7 Professional and Enterprise be supported? - Windows 7 with supported service packs, mainstream support will continue until 1/13/2015, and with extended support for Windows 7 Enterprise and Professional until 1/14/2020.
...
 
Besides being in the support cycle, are there other reasons to upgrade to Windows 7 SP 1? -
Windows 7 SP1 can help make your computer safer and more reliable. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 provides a comprehensive set of innovations for enterprise-class virtualization. This includes new virtualization capabilities with Dynamic Memory and Microsoft RemoteFX.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 will help you:
    Keep your PCs supported and up-to-date
    Get ongoing updates to the Windows 7 platform
    Easily deploy cumulative updates at a single time
    Meet your users' demands for greater business mobility
    Provide a comprehensive set of virtualization innovations
    Provide an easier Service Pack deployment model for better IT efficiency<<<
 
Mods: Please move if this doesn't "fit" here.

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What is end of support?
Beginning January 12, 2016, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical supports and security updates. Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Internet Explorer, and will continue to receive security updates, compatibility fixes, and technical support on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.
Internet Explorer 11 offers improved security, increased performance, better backward compatibility, and support for the web standards that power today’s websites and services. Microsoft encourages customers to upgrade and stay up-to-date on the latest browser for a faster, more secure browsing experience.

What does this mean?
It means you should take action. After January 12, 2016, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Security updates patch vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware, helping to keep users and their data safer. Regular security updates help protect computers from malicious attacks, so upgrading and staying current is important.

Read the Windows lifecycle FAQ sheet to learn more.
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/WindowsForBusiness/End-of-IE-support

Answer:Support for older versions of Internet Explorer ends

I found out about that earlier when I reinstalled Vista. Tried to update it past ie 9 but it will not install ie 10 or ie 11.  So I guess I will have to use a different browser until vista support also ends which will not be much longer itself.

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I've used AVG FREE v7.5 for years... But the update support ends today as Grisoft want's to end the program's usage for everyone. I chose AVG because it uses little to no ram. & through the years I've never been infected with a major virus it couldn't handle.

The most IMPORTANT reason why I've used AVG has been the fact that the only pc I own is a 1.4GHz Pentium 3, with 512mb of ram. I know this sucks but this is all I can afford right now.

Can anyone suggest any FREE anitvirus application that I can run on this machine that's so old? I need my memory free of any application hoggers or it'll run slow. Or can someone at least tell me how to install the newest AVG which is 8.0 and set it up like the old v7.5? Because I hear that the new AVG v8.0 slows your system down... Or at least does so if you don't set it up properly during installation I believe.


PLEASE HELP TODAY'S MY LAST DAY FOR AVG V7.5!! MY SYSTEM WILL BE UNPROTECTED!!!
 

Answer:Ok Well My AVG Free Antivirus Support Ends Today. What Can I Replace It With?

What is your OS? The three recommended AV software here http://www.majorgeeks.com/page.php?id=20 are only valid if OS is Win2K or over.

Check out AVG's FAQ website and see if you can install it as it supports only as of 2000 Professional SP4 + SRP1 http://free.avg.com/faq.num-1238#faq_1238 This link also guides in how to install as per your preferences.

If the above doesn't help you, perhaps someone else can.
 

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I'm perfectly happy using my old XP desktop for editing my photos & with a bit more memory just added & C drive replaced it will hopefully keep going for a few more years.
It isn't used for e-mail anymore, as a newer laptop takes care of that, so I could probably use it without an internet connection & transfer any images that need uploading to the laptop via external storage device.
With only a few months of support left, I was wondering what I should consider doing to ensure my XP keeps running.
It's still the original installation of XP with service packs added. I'm no expert (as you know) at messing with the insides of computers or operating systems, but I was wondering whether to use the C drive that has just been taken out & connect it temporarily to the C-drive leads from the desktop & do a fresh install on that now spare drive. Does a fresh install change bios settings, or do they stay the same? I don't want to go ahead with a fresh install & then find that when I reconnect the "proper" C drive the bios settings or something else has been messed up.
There are 6 months or so to go before support ends, so this topic might run on for a while, but any advice appreciated.
g-g

Answer:Staying with XP when Microsoft support ends, any tips or advice?

Now you have XP working as you want it use the old drive in a caddy to make a backups of your system.

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June 14th after HP support remote access was my junk piece of nothing previous called HP ENVY x360 was my notebook disabled so well that none of HP support on the phone is able to help me. 2 months waiting for repairing piece of crap with the only message - Your case has been escalated and there will be someone to contact you in 2 days - it is already 2 months and no news about reparature, no calls, no support, no premium warranty, no professional to write me any kind of step by step action to recover my notebook. So what about BIG APPLAUSE FOR ALL HP REPRESENTATIVE. JEFF YOU PROMISED ME SO MUCH, other managers I barely remember, DID NOTHING AS WELL. EXCELLENT JOB HP, VERY NICE.I OFFICIALLY BETTING YOU ON MY KNIES TO HELP ME MAKES THIS CRAP MACHINE ALIVE. PEOPLE HELP ME. I M BEGGING YOU, PLEASE HELP ME. SOMEONE AT LEAST A TRY. PLEASE. DO I NEED TO BE ROUGH TO LET THE THINGS FINALY FINISH?16 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH HP SUPPORT, 6 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH MICROSOFT NONE DID HELP ME SO FAR. IS IT SO HARD TO REPAIR SOFTWARE OF THIS CRAP?THANK YOUIvan




Ivan - dare to call me HP Support

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June 14th after HP support remote access was my junk piece of nothing previous called HP ENVY x360 was my notebook disabled so well that none of HP support on the phone is able to help me. 2 months waiting for repairing piece of crap with the only message - Your case has been escalated and there will be someone to contact you in 2 days - it is already 2 months and no news about reparature, no calls, no support, no premium warranty, no professional to write me any kind of step by step action to recover my notebook. So what about BIG APPLAUSE FOR ALL HP REPRESENTATIVE. JEFF YOU PROMISED ME SO MUCH, other managers I barely remember, DID NOTHING AS WELL. EXCELLENT JOB HP, VERY NICE.I OFFICIALLY BETTING YOU ON MY KNIES TO HELP ME MAKES THIS CRAP MACHINE ALIVE. PEOPLE HELP ME. I M BEGGING YOU, PLEASE HELP ME. SOMEONE AT LEAST A TRY. PLEASE. DO I NEED TO BE ROUGH TO LET THE THINGS FINALY FINISH?16 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH HP SUPPORT, 6 HOURS ON THE PHONE WITH MICROSOFT NONE DID HELP ME SO FAR. IS IT SO HARD TO REPAIR SOFTWARE OF THIS CRAP?THANK YOUIvan




Ivan - dare to call me HP Support

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I update and save quite a few files each day, and I can see in File History that there are many saved versions for these files.
This would fill up my backup drive fairly quickly, and therefore, I need to reduce 'Keep saved versions' from the default of 'forever' to about 3 months.  But does this mean that all files older than 3 months will be deleted my File History backup?
 What happens to all my files that have only ever been saved once, but are older than 3 months?  Are these retained in File History or deleted?
The forums on File History do no make this very clear.

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I've been talking to technical support dealing with a flickering issue with an external monitor for over two months. Yesterday they just asked me to reinstall Windows for a second time. I want to either return this computer or get a new one sent out. Is there anyone that can help with this?

Answer:Two months dealing with technical support, no resolution

Hi Plivy,
Welcome to our community.
You’ve reached the right department. We’ll surely try to assist you. Kindly accept our apologies for the late reply. Please provide us with the following information, so that we can check the case history and for more details.
1. Service tag/ express service code
2. Email address
3. Registered owner’s name of the system
The Service Tag is a 7-character code, and the Express Service Tag is a 10-digit code that is a numeric version of the Service Tag. Both codes are on the bottom of your laptop. You can also refer to this link which is a video that shows steps to find the service tag.

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For professional reasons i am in Portugal.... but my ideapad Z580 has a uefi firmware problem and it isn t letting me get into the uefi menu . Does Lenovo have technical support here in this country ? 

Answer:I am in Portugal in Europe for a couple of months, were can i find a support here ?

hi fabiomartin2006, welcome to the forums,
 
whether or not a system qualifies for international warranty on the following site which unfortunately doesn't include Portugal when Z580 is selected.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/product-service/iws.page?
 
Also when checking the phone support site for Portugal the Z series IdeaPads also are not mentioned, maybe the Z series was never sold in Portugal??
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_GB/feedback/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-76613
 

 
A quick search of this board found several topics regarding Z580 and UEFI, mabe one of these might be relevant to your situation?  Alternatively you could of course explain in a post about the problem you are experiencing; I'm sure members will be more than happy to help, offer advice if they can.

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Hi, I'm waiting since two month for an answer for my request for a Notebook replacement. I've got a T410 with 4 year waranty. In the first year after I bought the system I got 3 tickets at the lenovo support. First the speakers where replaced then there was a problem with the mainboard and after that the fan unit hasbeen replaced. Two month ago the SD-Card Slot started to make problems. I think there is a general Problem with this Notebook so I asked the Lenovo support for a replacement. After some standard "leave us alone and ask your reseller"-messages, I did as I was told. My reseller contacts the Lenovo support. But until today there was no reaction. What should I do next?

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Hello,
 
Okay first of all I would like to say I have been having on going issues for months to almost a year... I have tried everything I can think of... Including wiping harddrives to DoD standards with dban, gparted etc.... I have tried monitering my connections with wireshark...  I have tried several differet anti- (virus and malware) programs including paid version of kaspersky, malwarebytes, bitdefender, eset.....
 
This problem also has involved some black hat hackers compromising my system and bank account, credit card etc all being hit and continueing to do so... I have switched ISPs , changed hardware, thrown away devices including cell phones and laptops... It seems that they were also backdoored into several of my devices and were using several different methods to continue to spread and infect other devices.. These devices include android, iphone, ipod, ipad, netbook, laptop, smart tv and even my dvd player (java).. I have tried to ask for help and seek help for this and no one can figure it out or think this cant be real.
 
I have now thrown out all laptops, and all phones at the same time and started from scratch but having issues on a brand new laptop... I am not sure this is the same issue as before... However, I would like and really appreciate if someone could help me out and view my logs and make sure.. because I have been through hell and back with all these issues.. Loss of finances, time, and sleep... SO, I truly appreciate any and a... Read more

Answer:Malware, Spyware, And hackers...equals months and months of going insane!! help!

GMER 2.1.19357 - http://www.gmer.net
3rd party scan 2015-06-29 18:38:16
Windows 6.3.9600  x64 \Device\Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\00000036 HGST_HTS721075A9E630 rev.JB2OA3J0 698.64GB
Running: 11ybrc3o.exe; Driver: C:\Users\M4M8A\AppData\Local\Temp\kxldypow.sys
---- Modules - GMER 2.1 ----
Module   \SystemRoot\System32\drivers\iaStorA.sys (Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver - x64/Intel Corporation SIGNED)(2014-09-02 06:28:41)                                                fffff800f9c65000-fffff800f9f1b000 (2842624 bytes)
Module   \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\edevmon.sys (Devmon monitor/ESET SIGNED)(2015-01-30 23:13:30)                                                                                          fffff800fa393000-fffff800fa3d2000 (258048 bytes)
Module   \SystemRoo... Read more

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I'm asking because it's something I've been thinking about and just wondered what other people would do next, after Windows 7 support ends. Ok we don't know what new thing will be around in four years time, but assuming the choice is Windows 10, Mac or Linux.

My gut feeling was to get an Apple Mac, even though I'm not keen on them - but they're too expensive for us lol. I already use Linux on another computer but like to have Windows as well. I like that Windows 10 seems to have made laptops more popular again (rather than everyone going tablet crazy), but I don't like the uncertainty over user control and all the advertising thingies.

Answer:What will you do when Windows 7 ends?

I'd stick with windows - It's what you know, Windows 10 is simple to use, and you can basically ignore the FUD printed on-line to sell blogs, and if you feel you need control to delay updates, there is the pro version, As you say the cost of apple systems is way too high for what is just average hardware, and the OS is very limiting, they do run quite well if you stick windows on them Linux is not something I would recommend to anyone for day to day use, It's fine for someone who wants to tinker rather than use.

Edit

I have to state that I am not someone who worries about the looks of an OS, but that it runs reliably and issue free, Seven, Eight and Now Ten have met these criteria

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I purchased said unit Sept. last year and within a few months the battery started discharging for no reason I could see. Battery returned to Lenovo, tested and a new battery sent out (old one apparently kaput). I thought the problem was solved until a few days ago when... Battery starts discharging again for no reason I can see. Laptop eventually went into hibernation. Unplugged charger, plugged back in, switched on then powered up the laptop and the battery started charging. This sequence of events was repeated 3 times in 1 week, until yesterday when powering up the laptop failed. Took the battery out and tried laptop on charger only. Nothing. Put battery back in and tried to power up - then noticed battery indicator gave 3 orange flashes 1 second apart before stopping. Did the battery discharge thing (pressing in the power button etc.). Still nothing. The unit seems to have failed completely. Can someone tell my what I might be dealing with here - a failed motherboard? Yet again I'm going to have to send this laptop back for repair, and it's been nothing short of a nightmare because I rely on it to do work. I've never experienced something like this before with a purchased laptop and I suspect the original battery problem was caused by a fault inside the laptop. As the machine is still within warranty can I request a new machine or a full refund because I simply don't want to use something which may be inherently unstable? Looking at the views ... Read more

Answer:Ideapad Z580 only 10 months old - Battery failure 3 months ago and now this....

Hi Stephenbtc,
 
Thanks for posting and Welcome to Lenovo Community,
 
Would you please try to below steps
      
1-      Switch off the machine, remove the battery and keep the charger plugged in and press and hold the power button for 15 sec.
 
2-      Remove the battery and the charger and press and hold the power button for 20 sec.
Plug them back in and check if problem still exist or not if yes please go with the rest of steps
 
3-      Remove the energy management from control panel and install the below
Windows 8 : Energy Management
Windows 7 : Energy Management
 
Please let me know if you still facing the same problem
 
Hope the information helps
 
Regards,
 

Ayman

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I'm sure this has been addressed here, but I couldn't figure out what search terms to use. I installed the Win8 consumer preview on a spare laptop quite a while ago and didn't read the fine print closely enough to realize that I would not be able to revert to Win 7 at the end of the trial. Win 7 was OEM so I have no installation disk. I don't see when I boot that there's a restore partition on the drive (!), so I've got nothing to restore from. I would gladly pay for the Win 8 upgrade but the laptop is to old to justify paying for a new license. Will I just be junking this laptop when the trial version expires?

Answer:When Windows 8 trial ends...

Hello smoddelm,
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview will expire on January 15th 2013.

If you still have the product key number on your COA sticker like below on your computer (back or bottom), then you could use the tutorial below to do a clean install of your Windows 7, and activate it.


Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello.

Sorry if this has been asked & answered but I did a search & I didn't find anything. My question is in the title, when does "Windows 7 trial end"? I've seen August, October, & March & June of 2010. I would like to know as I am considering just going back to Vista 64 if the trial ends this month.

So what month & year does the trial end, I really couldn't find a hard date online either, or I am not wording my searches correctly.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Trial Ends?

I assume you mean the Release Candidate and how you’re wording it is why nothing is showing up, I've never seen someone refer to it as the trial.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd353205.aspx?ITPID=wcfeed

Watch the calendar. The RC will expire on June 1, 2010. Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours. Windows will notify you two weeks before the bi-hourly shutdowns start. To avoid interruption, you’ll need to install a non-expired version of Windows before March 1, 2010. You’ll also need to install the programs and data that you want to use.Click to expand...
 

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Hi guys i got Windows xp PRO with SP2 and so i wanted to upgrade to SP3. I downloaded the package from microsoft but when i go to install it goes on half-way but when it comes to registering registry then it closes and shows a message "the specified file was not found" and then says me to click ok to roll back changes and Reboots. After restart a message appears saying "Your system has been partially updated. Some functions may not work properly". Someone help :<.
 

Answer:Windows Sp3 installation just ends halfway :<

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well I got a call from a buddy. he saying that his computer wont load windows.

it posts fine then shows a screen to select windows start (give the option to load in safe mode, normally or last know good config).
I've selected all that was listed (over the few tries) but i just restarts and goes through all this crap again.

I checked out the HD and all other componants with PC check all tested fine.
I also (incase) fixed the MBR.
changed cables

still nothing had fixed it. my suspicions are that windows is totally screwed (virus maybe) and will have to reinstall.

Any ideas???

Answer:windows booting in a cycle that never ends

oh and its windows XP OS 32bit

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Hi all,

I especially registered here for this issue, because it's driving me nuts!

I want to install the .NET framework 3.5 through control panel and it ends with 0x800F0906. I also tried the DISM method and that one ends with 0x800F0081F (source could not be found).

I tried directly from Windows 8.1 DVD, copied sxs folder and tried it that way. I even downloaded some offline installers (from mydigitallife forums) and that too doesn't work. I also tried restarting the Windows Update service to no avail.

If somebody is able to help me with this I would be eternally grateful!

My log file from DISM:


Code:
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM PID=1676 TID=2520 Scratch directory set to 'C:\Users\WSAND_~1\AppData\Local\Temp\'. - CDISMManager::put_ScratchDir
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM PID=1676 TID=2520 DismCore.dll version: 6.3.9600.17031 - CDISMManager::FinalConstruct
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM PID=1676 TID=2520 Successfully loaded the ImageSession at "C:\WINDOWS\System32\Dism" - CDISMManager::LoadLocalImageSession
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=1676 TID=2520 Found and Initialized the DISM Logger. - CDISMProviderStore::Internal_InitializeLogger
2014-08-30 19:06:50, Info DISM DISM Provider Store: PID=1676 TID=2520 Failed to get and initialize the PE Provider. Continuing by assuming that it is not a WinPE image. - CDISMProviderStore::Final_O... Read more

Answer:Windows 8.1 .net 3.5 DISM ends with 0x800F0906 and another

I have tried and posted repeatedly about this - with no success to date. If you find a solution, please post it. Thanks.

DISM Question

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Whenever i try to open any file or folder windows explorer ends .I've scanned my computer with norton 2007 but nothing detected ,but now the autoprotect feature of norton 2007 has also encountered an error.

Answer:Windows explorer ends unexpectedly

Quote:





Originally Posted by goofster_ankush


Whenever i try to open any file or folder windows explorer ends .I've scanned my computer with norton 2007 but nothing detected ,but now the autoprotect feature of norton 2007 has also encountered an error.




Hi goofster,

This is Mike from the Norton Authorized Support Team.

This behavior can be caused by a problem with Windows and a possible infection on your computer. Make sure that you have applied all of the Microsoft security updates to your computer first. Next, manually run LiveUpdate to ensure that you have the latest updates applied to Norton AntiVirus and then restart your computer into Windows Safe Mode and run a "Full system scan" from there.

As long as you have a valid subscription to Norton AntiVirus, you are eligible for a free update to the 2008 version which contains a leaner running engine and many other improvements over the 2007 version.

Please visit the Norton Update Center (using Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher only) and download and install the 2008 version.

Norton Update Center

After you install the 2008 version you should again perform a Full system scan to check for infections.

Thank you,
Mike

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Hi
my friend is unsure if he wants Windows 10 or not...he currently has XP. It has passed the Windows 8 compatability test, so will accept Windows 10. If I install Windows 7 pro as a clean install, then upgrade to Windows 10....but after the 30 days, decide to reinstall Windows 7, will Ithen be able to reinstall Windows 10 at some time in the future, without cost. I hope that once windows 10 is installed, that a key is generated for his PC which will allow him to reinstall Windows 10 to the same PC at any time in the future....

Am I correct in these assumptions ???

thank you in advance...

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Hi
my friend is unsure if he wants Windows 10 or not...he currently has XP. It has passed the Windows 8 compatability test, so will accept Windows 10. If I install Windows 7 pro as a clean install, then upgrade to Windows 10....but after the 30 days, decide to reinstall Windows 7, will Ithen be able to reinstall Windows 10 at some time in the future, without cost. I hope that once windows 10 is installed, that a key is generated for his PC which will allow him to reinstall Windows 10 to the same PC at any time in the future....

Am I correct in these assumptions ???

thank you in advance...

Answer:Windows 10 after free offer ends

Haven't we answered this same question for you many times in the past? Nothing has changed. But here it is again for I don't know how many thousands of times now because it's easier for people to just ask the same question over and over and over again instead of looking it up.

Before July 29th, when a computer is upgraded from Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 to Windows 10 a digital entitlement is created for the computer for that version of Windows 10. The digital entitlement gets saved on Microsoft activation servers. Later installs of Windows 10 will activate by retrieving the digital entitlement from Microsoft activation servers - even after the July 29th deadline, as long as the motherboard is the same and the same version of Windows 10 is installed. Going back to Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 in between Windows 10 installs does not affect the digital entitlement for Windows 10 stored on Microsoft activation servers. Upgrading to Windows 10 does not change anything with the product key for the Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 that it came from either.

It's nice of you to donate an unused retail Windows 7 product key to your friend, because that's the only way to do it legally.

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i read that the beta version will 'expire' in august 09.does that mean we can then buy it, which means it's coming out then! or will we have to suffer a black screen until the official version is released?or maybe something else...any ideas anyone?p.s. i'm impressed with W7 [coming up from XP]

Answer:windows 7 beta - ends in august?

almost certainly.There will be other versions , for example a RC (release candidate) before it is finally available. The best guess is late 2009 but could be early 2010.

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My friend has vista and suddenly, the entire inbox of att emails, both read or unread, will disappear. She has finally found them in windows mail. I was there yesterday and didn't do anything and they disappeared like that. It just started doing that recently. There must be a way to keep them, as sent, to her attt inbox.
Thanks for any help in this.
 

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Here's a question for the experts among you.

I activated Win 8 RTM using a Technet key, I then got the free Pro upgrade that was offered to the public and obtained a new key for the Media Center edition through the normal retail channels. I can't remember whether that was free or paid, but I used the normal channels anyone else would use.

Windows 8 is unique in that you use a totally new activation key if you want Media Center. Now the question is, will the electronic rug be pulled from under that when my Technet Subscription expires? It is no longer using that original key.

Intriguing, no?

Answer:When Technet Subscriber Service Ends....Does My Windows 8?

Hello Peter,

The Windows 8 Media Center Pack key will not be affected by this since it's a different key. You will be able to use the WMC key to add WMC on any Windows 8 PC so long as it's only activated on one at the same time.

Only your product key from TechNet for Windows 8.1 may no longer activate when your TechNet subscription expires.

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I have tried to do an upgrade installation of Win 7. I ran the compatibility program with no issues. However, the installation stops with an Error message that reads that smiPI.dll is not a windows product. The install stops and I am rolled back to Vista Home.

Anybody help is appreciated.

Answer:smiPI.dll is not a windows product - Installation ends.

You will have less problems with a clean install on another partition.

This might help Here

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I am trying to upgrade from Visa SP2 to Windows 7 Ultimate. I have an ISO DVD for it. But when I get just a couple of minutes into the installation, it suddenly ends without explanation or any discernible error messages.

Here is what happens:

- I insert the DVD.
- I click "Install Now"
- I click "get the latest updates"
- The install program gets the latest updates, says that "Installation is restarting", tells me to "Please Wait", and then suddenly just ends. I find myself back at the initial "Install Now" screen.

I have also tried upgrading without getting the latest updates. In that case, it checks for "compatibility problems" for a couple of minutes, and then abruptly ends as before.

I have even tried re-downloading the ISO file and re-burning the DVD, but I get the same results.

Can anyone give me a hint as to what to look for here? Many thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 7 Install abruptly ends w/o explanation

Can you please fill out your system specs? Is it possible that you really do have "compatibility problems"?

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hello, this is going to look very familiar because it almost the same problem everyone else is having, cept that i'm on a laptop.
well i have a problem on my 2 year old laptop. today i've been using my laptop all day and night, writing a psych paper. i was working downstairs and grew tired of it. so i turned off my computer and headed upstairs. once i got it plugged up again and turned on, a problem occurred. windows crashed and my computer restarted. this happened just as windows finished booting up. this is a constant loop. sometimes i catch a glimpse of a blue screen but it dissipates in a blink of an eye. so i decide i got a virus or something so i try to do a fresh reinstall with my xp install disk. my computer boots off the disk to windows setup. it tells me...
TO SET UP WINDOWS XP NOW, PRESS ENTER
TO REPAIR A WINDOWS XP INSTALLATION USING RECOVERY CONSOLE, PRESS R
TO QUIT SETUP WITHOUT INSTALLING WINDOWS XP, PRESS F3
so i press enter and it gets me to the point where it gives me the terms of agreement for installing a new windows. i press f8 to agree and it says loading dosnet.inf and that i need to insert a windows install disk. even though i have one in my drive. so i press f3 and restart. nothing..... so i go to windows recovery program. i mess around in there doing chkdsk getting the message
chkdsk found one or more errors on the volume
2092340kilobytes total disk space
515100 kilobytes total disk space
when i try to load regularly now it giv... Read more

Answer:ends windows loop + unable to reinstall windows

hard drive is a toshiba hdd2d38

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I am using VB.net in VS2008.
I wrote a screensaver that cycles through pictures.  When the screensaver exits it sets the desktop background to the last picture loaded using API call SystemParametersInfo(SPI_SETDESKWALLPAPER, 0, sFilePath, SPIF_UPDATEINIFILE Or SPIF_SENDWININICHANGE).
The desktop wallpaper refreshes for WinXP and Vista but not Win7.
In Win7, if I run the application as an executable (exe), the desktop wallpaper changes and is visible when the program ends.  If I run the application as a screensaver (scr), the desktop wallpaper changes but requires pressing F5 before the new wallpaper
is visible (or click and drag with the mouse to show pieces of the new desktop background).
I have tried to add delays and even force a refresh by using SHChangeNotify(SHCNE_ASSOCCHANGED, SHCNF_IDLIST, Nothing, Nothing) but with no success.

Answer:WIndows 7 Desktop refresh after a picture screensaver ends

I tried that first and they suggested I post it here.

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I have a dell desktop computer with windows 7. As soon as you turn it on it goes straight to the "windows error recovery" screen where it has the option to either start system recovery or start windows normally. If I choose system recovery, it just gets stuck on a screen that looks similar to the backround of the loggin screen, but it's just the backround and my mouse. It will stay on this screen for hours until I turn it off. If I start windows normally, it will have the regular "starting windows" screen then it will flash back to the "windows error recovery" screen. If I try booting into safe mode, or loading the last good configuration, it will always bring me back to "windows error recovery". I have the 2 recovery disks I made when the computer was first bought, but when those are inserted, nothing happens and I'm not sure how to open them, it just always ends up at the "windows error recovery" screen. This computer is only about a year old and I have no idea what to do. I just need it to start up again.
Any help you can give me will be great, thank you!

Answer:Windows won't start, always ends up at window recovery error screen

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start

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Hi there. I've built a new HTPC. I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my HDD using the latest version of Rufus to make a bootable USB drive. I've realised that I have UEFI BIOS now, so I've searched for tutorials on how to setup Windows 7 using UEFI and a USB drive. I've disabled Secure Boot and Fast Boot in the UEFI BIOS. I've made bootable USB drive using GPT partition scheme for UEFI, FAT32 file system and default cluster size. The UEFI BIOS shows my UEFI USB drive and boots. But then, after "Windows is loading files" window, setup ends up with a blue screen. I have only one HDD and it's not empty. It has Windows 7 Ultimate x86 installed that I use on my old system and I'm forced to use for now.

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The battery in my first gen S10 died after about 7 months. Fortunately, I was still well within my warranty so Lenovo held up their end and replaced it. However, after about 8 months that second battery too no longer holds a charge and my original warranty has since expired. Phone support reiterated as much and denied any help.  This leads me to ask, shouldn't the second battery carry with it a full one year warranty? How can Lenovo not stand by a battery that dies in less than a year? This seems like more than just bad luck and has me questioning whether I will purchase another Lenovo product in the future.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Problem:

XP fails to start in any mode. XP has been reloaded from an image with no change in situation. (I was reimaging the machines anyway.) I have not yet had a successful boot since reimaging, and hence XP (mini)setup has not completed (the image was prepared using sysprep to allow it to be rolled out to multiple machines. These machines are connected to an 2003 AD Domain). Currently I'm running memtest86+ from Knoppix. Knoppix booted with only one error about not passing in proper display information. (Perhaps the graphics card is going?). The last file loaded in a safe mode bootup is mup.sys, which leads me further to believe that it's a hardware problem (and that's backed up by Google).

I've opened it up, cleaned it out with a little (make that a lot) of compressed air. Boy, was it dusty. I forgot to mention, this computer is at a high school, if you want an idea of what the users are like . It's a magnet/gifted/selective enrollment (for you Chicago people) high school though.

Details:

Machine: Dell Optiplex 260 Series
OS: Windows XP SP 2
Network Environment: 10/100/1000 (although link is 10/100) Ethernet (Realtek 57xx family). Connected to 2k3 AD Domain (around 800 computers in total on domain.)

Any suggestions on things to try? I didn't see anything obviously wrong on the motherboard: that is, no exploded capicitors, disconnected cables, missing RAM, etc. I'm running memtest now, however we won't know the results of that ... Read more

Answer:Solved: Windows XP startup fails and ends in BSOD. (Fresh install of XP)

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Hello!
This is my first Post so I'm trying not to forget anything.
I have attached the zip folder from the SF_diagnostics tool, in the folder you should find 2 of my latest mindumps - my big hope is that someone will look at the zipfile and tell me exactly what my problem is

Crash description:

Usually my windows just starts to slowly freeze, this often starts by google Chrome not responding - then my desktop will also begin to be unresponsive. Sometimes it recovers but most of the time nothing responds (except skype when in a call - this seems to last forever) and I am forced to do a hard reset - UNLESS the computer goes into bluescreen mode by itself, which happened twice in the last week, but I was forced to reset the computer much more often.

A curious thing is after this happens, my windows won't boot up, instead it will give me a "disk read error - press ctrl+alt+delete to restart" error, which I have to solve by unplugging the power, waiting a bit and then booting up again.

Now the thing is, I have replaced most of my PC's hardware a few months ago so most of it is pretty new (the Mobo, the CPU and the RAM) and the only "old" parts from my previous computer are the PSU, the DVD drive and the Hard Disk Drive (which was fairly new even before I replaced my computer parts) - and my old computer, even though I have done a fresh clean win7 install after replacing all the parts, crashed and froze in a very similar manner - how is that even possible?

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Answer:Windows 7 freezes randomly, ends up in stop Error-BSOD/force-resets

Remove:

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public:Start Menu\Programs\DAEMON Tools Lite Public


   Tip
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Windows 7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although I have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

Remove:

Code:
Start Menu\Programs\Avira Public:Start Menu\Programs\Avira Public
Start Menu\Programs\Avira\Avira Desktop Public:Start Menu\Programs\Avira\Avira Desktop Public


   Information
Anti-Virus Removal:
Please do the following:
- download a free antivirus for testing purposes: Microsoft Security Essentials
- uninstall the antivirus software from your system (you can reinstall it, if so desired, when we're done troubleshooting)
- remove any remnants of the antivirus software using one of these free tools: Antivirus Uninstallers
- IMMEDIATELY install and update the free antivirus
- check to see if this fixes the BSOD's
NOTE: NEVER run more than 1 anti-virus, firewall, Internet Security/Security Center application at the same time.

Then please run these tests and report back the results
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1. SFC /scannow to check windows for corruption - SFC... Read more

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I was sad to receive the following message from Microsoft today by e mail. It appears that in June WLM will no longer be able to synchronise my Hotmail account.

https://support.office.com/en-gb/art...rs=en-GB&ad=GB

I need to keep my e mail store and contacts. Does anyone know of a free programme that runs on Win 7 and can sync Hotmail/Gmail and can import my contacts and old e mail message store from WLM? I Know Outlook 2016 will work but I was hoping a free programme is available.

Kind Regards
Chris

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I clean installed windows 7 on my Y650. Then camera is not working, microphone is not working (even if I use external microphone, it is not working). I tried using vista driver but not working. is there any way to make them work? really frustrated ...

Answer:IdeaPad Y650, no microphone support, no camera support in windows 7

same problem here, internal AND external microphone are not working after a clean install of Win7?Does anyone knows where can I find the driver for the microphone?

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So what will happen with my:

Windows 8 Release Preview
Evaluation Copy. Build 8400

Is there a way to turn it from a preview into Windows 8 Pro?
Can I install over it? (and keep everything the way it is: programs, settings, etc.)
Can I continue to use it as a preview or will my computer evaporate into a cloud of smoke if I do that?

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It has been 3 months since I reserved my copy of windows 10. I received the windows 10 icon, indicating that my reservation was made. But I am still waiting for the download. Why is it taking so long? How much longer must I wait?

Answer:No windows 10 after 3 months

just do it manually Installing Windows 10 using the media creation tool - Windows Help

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Microsoft has let the cat out of the bag a week early and stated "there is not another WinHEC planned before Windows 7 is released."
As the WinHEC conference is an annual affair, providing the conference isn't cancelled next year then this would put Windows 7 on target for a RTM before November next year.
The revelation follows comments from ASUS CEO Jerry Shen discussing the future of the ASUS Eee PC in an interview with Laptop Mag. "I think in the future in the second half of next year we will put Windows 7 on Eee PCs" said Shen.
If all of this is true and Microsoft is on target with Windows 7 then recent rumours of a Beta 1 in December would not be far off.
Via Neowin.

Answer:Windows 7 to RTM within 12 months !?

just eagerly waiting for it !

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Is anyone else excited for some of the upcoming changes?

Are you already running the preview version or waiting until the final version so you don't have to reinstall once it ships? I personally am waiting until it ships as I already deal with entirely too many OS's day in and day out. Win 2k3, 2k8, 2012, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8...no more Vista machines. Hopefully no more XP machines soon as well.

Which features are you most excited about? As someone who does a lot of web development the rewritten developer tools in Internet Explorer look promising (I have a preview version on a Windows 7 VM)
 

Answer:Less than 2 months til Windows 8.1 release day

Been playing with the 9471 release since it came out and there is a lot that's changed in 8.1. As much as people say Microsoft hasn't listened with 8 they really did with 8.1. Short of Metro off, and I do understand that's all a lot of folks care about, just about every other major issue that I know of in 8 was addressed in some fashion in 8.1. Booting to the desktop, some configurability in the hot corners, better Modern app multitasking and support for multiple monitors, better in the box training, better UI cues and guidelines for them, overall much improved in the box Modern apps particularly the Mail and Music clients (though the Photos app lost Facebook and Flikr integration which seems stupid) and the Start Screen is significantly improved with much better manageability and better keyboard and mouse operation though context menuing still needs to be improved.

It's a pretty big step in the right direction but it's not enough to appease the hardcore desktop folks but I do think it will be better accepted by consumers, particularly if next gen Windows 8 tablets are what I'm hoping for. Bay Trail tablets should be a big boost forward in performance and capability, and hopefully the pricing will be there, that's really got to improve.
 

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Hi,Is it possible to restore Windows ME to a previous point which is before the time allowed via System restore. I can only go back a few months via this. Any suggestions would be appreciated,RegardsSteve

Answer:Restoring Windows ME to six months ago

As far as I know, you can only go back to the earliest date shown on System Restore. Earlier restore points I assume are replaced by more recent ones.

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Can someone please please please tell me how to get windows 10 off my laptop. I have done two clean installs and i tried a hard drive wipe keeping my files NOTHING works. Seriously i do not want this operating system on my laptop it has totally screwed up the laptop its constantly crashing every time it wakes up from sleep and is super glitchy just working within the OS. So can someone please help i do not care what i have to do i have backed up all my stuff. I just want it off. Thanks

Answer:Uninstall windows 10 after having it for 6 months

I have done two clean installs does that mean you have the DVD for your previous op sys? (Windows 7 or 8.1?)
You could buy a new harddrive and install your previous op sys on that.
It could just be that you haven't got the Windows 10 drivers for the hardware, or when you did a clean install of previous op sys you didn't download the drivers for that either.
A few more details would help, what was your previous op sys and what dvds do you have? and what is the make and model of your laptop and did you get the drivers needed?

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it used to charge 100%,but lately its stops at 80%,I thought the battery life would last a few years, can any body help,i would be so great full TONYX

Answer:lap top only charges 80%,its only 8 months old,windows 8

mmm... often seen this to be resolved by allowing the battery to discharge "fully" - totally flat etc... Then recharge...I have seen suggestions/recommendations to allow a battery to fully discharge now and then - so as to prevent any memory effects (which lithium batteries are not "supposed" to suffer). Is said to prolong the life...Some suggest remove the battery if running on mains power; as that too will lengthen battery life as battery will hold charge for a while and then it naturally decay...I have an elderly/olde Acer Aspire (2005 at least) with the original battery still OK... It has been removed for periods of time - when it appeared to have charging problems; it wouldn't charge up properly. But after a total clean install/rebuild of the operating system (XP-Pro) the battery charges fine to a full 100%, and retains it too...message edited by trvlr

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Microsoft has stepped up its effort to promote its Vista operating system, but Windows XP just isn?t going away. The company reportedly extended the OEM downgrade timeline once again: As of now, system builders can still offer Windows XP downgrades to their customers and will be able to do so until Vista?s second birthday.Click to expand...

News source

Perhaps Win7 should be based on WinXP instead of adding more bloat to Vista? I think Microsoft should get a clue. They should give customers what they want and not what Microsoft wants them to have.
 

Answer:It just won’t die: Windows XP gets another six months

Hehe that's awesome. I'm so glad I was able to make XP work again properly. Vista was too annoying, slow, and incompatible with older software.

Long live XP =)
 

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Hello! I built a custom computer & installed OEM Windows 7 Pro-OA.

The program activated with no problems and has been updating all along, with no problems until yesterday, which interestingly is exactly 3 months to the hour that I installed it. I received absolutely zero notices of problems until the "Windows not Genuine" issued happened.

Hopefully someone can help me. Here is the report:


Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a2
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-63XJT-W8WQX-DPPW3
Windows Product Key Hash: fVW2DpP4gycoOhV7od4R7bAJ9z4=
Windows Product ID: 00371-702-8844461-06591
Windows Product ID Type: 5
Windows License Type: Retail
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.048
ID: {F4CBD7B5-8080-42A5-90C6-13172A4E3A9A}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Professional
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGA Notifications Data-->
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Answer:Windows not genuine after exactly 3 months of use

I may not be too much help with correcting the issue but the first thing I saw was the 8th line down in the code box is




Quote:
Windows License Type: Retail


That looks like a problem to me, unsure of what you might need to do. Somebody will be along that knows much more than me to help out. Just thought I'd point out what jumped out immediately.

Strange that it would be three months to the day before anything came up, especially with an OEM installation and an the indication of a retail license. I've always thought it was either one or the other.

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Just recently, my super fast notebook struggles to do anything. It fails to load any pages in a browser before it shows 'not responding' and / or crashes the browser completely.  I've uninstalled the Chrome browser and tried again and the same thing happens. The same behaviour in the Edge browser where I also cleared all the data. I recently installed Adobe Photoshop and wondered if that could be the problem so I went to the control panel to uninstall it.... but the control panel freezes and so far I've been unable to uninstall it. I'm now having to use a work laptop for personal use as the notebook which was purchased in January is simply useless, slow and freezes a lot when trying to do tasks that it recently used to zip through with ease. Can anyone help? Has there been a problem with a Windows 10 automatic update recently?  thank you 

Answer:My HP 250 G5 Windows 10 is just two months old, has suddenly...

I suggest following the trouybleshooting information in the following forum sticky.http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/My-Computer-is-running-slow/m-p/...

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So... randomly a few months ago i started getting messages usually every hour saying that Windows 7 is not genuine - unfortunately since my computer fails i cannot seem to download the tool MS gives me - here are some details from Microsoft Genuine Advantage Diagnostic Tool -
Validation Code: 0
Product Key: *****_*****_ GJY49_V7JBQ7_HYRR2
Product Key Hash: W5/6nm6F2UPXrCkY5xUhXb/+21g=
Product ID: 00426 - OEM - 8992662 - 00006
Product ID Type: 2 - OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.000.10100.1.0.001
ID: {366F6224-EAB4-4E78-9B03-3815FC84B218}(1)
Administrator: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl: N/A, hr=0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture & Build: 0x00000009 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030
TTS Error: N/A
Validation Diagnostic:
(whited out) Resolution Status: N/A

Answer:Windows is not genuine - started a few months ago

To properly analyse and solve problems with Activation and Validation, we need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool
(download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
- **in your own thread**, please
Please also state the Version and Edition of Windows quoted on your COA sticker (if you have one) on the case of your machine (or inside the battery compartment), but do NOT quote the Key on the sticker!
How to Tell

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I had Windows 8 Professional edition from ASDF India (Association of Software Developers & Faculties). They had provided a KMS Activated version, which after installation, activated Windows 8 automatically. Also to mention that it is a genuine copy, as I had a special password which was provided by them to log in and download windows 8. However, I was not provided any extra Keys.

After running smoothly for 8 months, today out-of-the-blue a message pops up saying Windows 8 is not activated. The error shows as follows :

Error : 0x8007232B
Description : DNS Name does not exist.

I tried to follow the steps mentioned in this Microsoft Help article Error 0x8007232b or 0x8007007B occurs when you try to activate Windows, but could not solve the error.

Any help would be very much appreciated! Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows 8 Activation fails after 8 months

KMS is not legal activator, that serial number was probably black listed.

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So my computer randomly started crashing after installing no new software. I've got it to crash pretty consistently while running superantispyware and it only crashes then if the "Use kernel direct file access" and "Use kernel direct registry access" boxes are checked under >Preferences >Scanning Control. I couldn't figure out how to read the minidumps, they are .dmp and i'm pretty new to all this kind of stuff. But bsod says
ntfs.sys
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
0X00000050 (0XFFFFFAA00497EFA8, 0X0000000000000000, 0XFFFFF88001D4A7DD,0X0000000000000005)
NTFS.SYS - address FFFFF88001D4A7DD base at fffff88001c53000, datestamp 4a5bc14f

Google came up with nothing relevant as far as I found. I installed my OS on my secondary drive and eveything seems to work fine no bsod yet but I really dont want to lose all pics on my other drive. Any help would be very much appreciated!

Answer:Windows 7 BSOD help please computer 6 months old

While you still can back up as much data as you can onto CD or DVD.
A page is a fixed length block of memory
transferred between physical RAM and storage.

The page fault refers to a particular block its address in Hex form.

Download a copy of memtest and burn the ISO to CDROM. You need to boot from the CD and give your memory a thorough test.

http://www.memtest.org/

I'd also make sure that you are not overclocking your memory or system, as its 6 months old, you may still have warrantry. Sometimes memory errors can be cleared by removing and re-inserting memory modules.

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I'm on 8.1 and have been avoiding updating ever since the huge Windows 10 controversy over privacy and telemetry and all that ****. But I think now, for the sake of security, I should probably think about installing some of the dozens, if not hundreds of updates, I've been ignoring. I'm gonna list all of them here. Could somebody please tell me which of them are safe to install and which might sneak Windows 10 onto my system?

On second thoughts, I won't LIST them ALL. I'll describe them. Quicker. I've got a security update for Silverlight, a definition update for Windows Defender, a cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 11, a whole bunch of security updates for Adobe Flash Player, Microsoft .NET Framework, and Windows, a whole bunch of non-security updates for Windows, and the latest version of the Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool. Which of all of these updates are OK and which should I hide?

(I wonder if Windows falls under the definition of malicious software.)
 

Answer:Haven't Updated Windows In Months

All Windows Defender Definitions should be updated as soon as you get them. You can do that by opening Windows Defender and clicking on Update.
As for Windows 10 updates you are trying to avoid look here http://forums.majorgeeks.com/index.php?threads/windows-10-trying-to-force-upgrade.295938/
Look at post #12 Earthling gives a list of updates that are connected to Windows 10 that you might not want to update.
 

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i have been using windows 8 pro x64 with media center since around the time it was released and i took advantage of the upgrade offer, and up until about a week ago everything was running smoothly as expected. now in the past few days it says it needs activating and when i try to activate i get an error message, the control+alt+delete results in a delay of about 15-20 mins followed by an error message saying task manager wont open. i have not changed or added any hardware or my system configuration at all, apart from software.

i ran SFC scannow and it found and fixed some corrupt files but the symptoms still remain the same as described after a restart.
can anybody suggest possible fixes, or do i need to reinstall........................

Gazzer

Answer:windows needs activating after approx 6 months

Open the elevated command prompt, type rstrui.exe then press <Enter>. Look in the list to see if you have any restore point created from the previous week when your system was stable and restore it.

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Hello there.
I recently changed my settings for Windows Update, to let it check for updates, but now it always asks for a restart.
I tried almost every solution, i don't know what to do, i need SP1 for SQL Server 2012 to work, but it's not installing. I even downloaded the update from microsoft's website, but the installer fails.
I tried almost every method i found :
- setting it to never update, then setting it back to automatic
- deleting the registry keys from the Update-er
- deleting the files in SoftwareDistribution
- trying FixIt (normal and aggressive mode)
- trying the FixIt method manually
- renaming the edb.log file in the SoftwareDistribution folder via safe-mode.

I can't give you an error number, since it doesn't show one. It just asks for a restart, but nothing happens. I really need this fixed...

Answer:Windows Update Not Working after months of being off

I would go here and see if Microsoft still loves you.
Windows Updates & Activation - Windows 7 Forums
and do this
Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

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As of my knowledge Microsoft contract is getting over and Nokia is tie-up with HMD Global for Android phones. Microsoft has launched their last phone last October, after that no new mobile announcements. Now Nokia is shaking hands with HMD Global and launching new mobiles with Android OS. Who will provide support for the windows phone users? What will happen to the windows phone users? Applications? Support? and all?

Answer:What will be status of windows phone after 6 months?

Please suggest for the issue. I'm planning to buy Lumia 950.

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Some of the apps wont work. Can't access STORE. Clickable but won't launch it.

Answer:Hi! Its been 3 months and still can't access WINDOWS STORE. What should I do?

On... What? Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows RT, Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows 10 IoT?
What happens? What have you tried so far?
Your question basically says: "What color is a car?"
Please register an account and try to be a little more specific and I'm sure we can get it working for you.

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Just a fair forwarning. Those of you who are reluctant to upgrade to XP SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/lifean19

Support for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Service Pack 1a (SP1a) ends on October 10, 2006. Microsoft will end support on this date. This also includes security updates for these service packs. Microsoft is providing final notifications to customers regarding the end of support for these products.Click to expand...
 

Answer:Be forwarned - In just over three months Windows XP SP1 hits EOL

Bah they probably just need the hard drive space for Vista<G>
 

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Whenever The Windos XP starts, it has been asking for about 2 months to download one and the same update, I think it's number is KB 67...0415 or something. After the down load is complete it does not require a restart even though I restarted on my own but each day I start windows after previous day shutdown it still wants to download what looks like the same update. Is there aproblem with my Windows XP?

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As the topic says, my windows updates have been failing for the last eight months and I'm about to give up and do a fresh reinstall.  I'm hoping someone will have a suggestion for me, since I'd rather NOT have to go through the hassel of reinstalling everything. I'm fairly technical, but I'm at a complete loss. This all started back on July 2012 super Tuesday where all the updates downloaded and failed to install.  With each successive month of released updates, the list of failed gets longer and longer, the only exception being that the MSSE updates seem to go through with no problem.I've googled the heck out of the error code, but none of the fixes I found worked. I've tried the built-in updates troubleshooter, but it lies to me, tells me it fixed the issues, but the updates fail all the same. I've tried manually downloading the updates from their KB articles, but individually they fail to install.I'd love to hear if anyone has experienced this or has any ideas.Thanks!
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Answer:Windows Updates Failing for eight months

Hello and Welcome -
I've googled the heck out of the error code < < Please list the Error Code(s) given.
Is it always the same code or are there changes ?? Please list your Firewall(s) and Antivirus program(s)
 
Thank You -

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