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

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

G'day all! (first post here!! :P) this is my situation:

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

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

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

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


Thanx all!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

any help?

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

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

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

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Have a program that will only install and work on 32bit vista or xp business/professional systems. Toshiba Laptop I use is a 64 bit machine and currently has win7   64bit home on it. I am considering to install on seperate  partition Vista business 32 bit os . Will i be able to use program on that partion/ os ? Main point is will the Vista 32bit act as 32 bit or will it install as 64 bit and be  of no benefit for my program ?

Answer:if i install vista business 32bit on 64bit machine will os operate as 32bit


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If I buy a 64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS, CAN I :

Make 4 partitions, the below
Kubuntu 9.04 64bit full dvd version [when ready]
Kubuntu 9.04 32bit full dvd version [when ready] ????

Answer:64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS,CAN I have 32bit & 64bit vista partitions

Yes, you should be able to do that, well that is if you know how to create a partiotion..


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I ordered win7 pro 32 bit to go on my 32 bit dell computer. I replaced the HDD also. Can you install the 64 Bit version
on a 32 bit machine?

Answer:64Bit on a 32Bit Machine?

It depends on your CPU. You can't install a 64bit os on a computer with a 32bit processor,
Use this utility to find out. Any modern processor is 64bit.

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I have purchase new PC with i7 3.20 processor, want to know if you can i run windows xp pro 32bit on a 64bit machine ( I see some answers from 2007)

Answer:can i run windows xp 32bit on a 64bit machine

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I currently have two 64 bit laptops that I'd like to downgrade to Windows XP Pro 32 bit.

Both are HP dv6 models.

The first is I believe a dv6-1350us and is running Windows Vista.

According to the tech guy he says I have to install a 64-bit operating system like XP Pro 64. I'd like to confirm if this is really true or not.

The second computer is dv6-1355dx and running Windows 7 Home Premium. So can I downgrade this to XP Pro 32 bit?

Supposedly there are drivers available to make this change. But according to my tech guy he believes I have to use a 64 bit operating system with a 64 bit machine. So maybe Windows XP Pro 64 bit would work.

Any help or suggestions would be great.


Answer:Can I Install XP Pro 32bit on my 64bit machine?

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Does it really matter if I install 32bit XP on a 64bit machine? I'm particularly concerned that games might not perform as well as they otherwise would. I'm aware that 32 bit XP will only accommodate a maximum of 4GB RAM, but apart from that, is there any difference?

Answer:[SOLVED] 32bit XP for a 64bit machine

There'll be no problem at all, the 32bit version has better drivers support and better compatibility with older softwares. The memory shouldn't be a problem either, I don't think there are many games around that can make use of more than 2GB of RAM.

Note that XP 32bit will probably not detect 4GB of memory if you have 4GB installed. If you want more information about that you can read this thread starting at "About the memory now". It won't make a big difference with games anyway, once you have more than 1GB of RAM the things that really matter are your CPU and video card performances.

Apps that are designed specifically to take advantage of the 64bit features will perform faster on a 64bit OS, but most of these are professional apps. Games may perform better if they can benefit from faster memory access but you shouldn't see a big difference.

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As the title says, im upgrading from 32bit to 64bit(both XP). The reason is because i just ordered a 2x2gb ram sticks of newegg and i want my system to read all of my memory.

But hmpm... so i have found all of my drivers that are 64bits for my hardware. But i cant seem to find my CHIPSET driver since i dont even know where to look for it(i dont know my motherboard manufacturer, etc...)

By any chance is there some way to find it even if i dont know the manufacturer of my mobo?

Att, Rey .

PS: my mobo is compatible with vista, i remember when i bought it, like 7 months ago, the box said so.

Answer:Upgrading my machine from XP 32BIT to XP 64BIT.

What is the make and model of this computer?

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Upgrade from Vista HP to W7 64b on 32b comp. Curently running Vista Home Premium 32 bit and want to install windows 7 64bit. Computer has 32bit hardware. Is it even possible?

Answer:Install 64bit windows 7 on 32bit machine

It is not possible to install a 64 bit OS on 32 bit hardware.

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Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine

Quote: Originally Posted by Tarkus13

Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.

Yes you can

smaller resources footprint, less problems with drivers, less minimum system requirements

Dis advantages
Somewhat slower, can only use ~3,25 gigs of ram even if more is installed

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Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

I'm upgrading from win7 32bit to Win7 64bit. I'm having trouble with my sound card. It is 32bit. There are no 64bit drivers for it. However it is a Sound Blaster PCI 128 (I'm assuming 'bit'). I know its old but its reliable and it has served me very well in the past.

It doesn't seems to be able to install win Win7 64bit. (It did before on win7 32bit) The error message says "incorrect handlers" when I install the drivers.

I wonder if I have to buy a whole new soundcard or is there a trick to installing 32bit hardware on a 64bit machine.

Answer:Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

With no 64-bit drivers available, you are going to need a new card.

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I currently have a Compaq Presario SR500 Desktop Pc which has 2GB of Ram and a 1.6Ghz processor. I have a Samsung HD161HJ 160GB Sata Hard Drive installed in it running 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

I am trying to put the hdd into a HP S5300uk which has a 320GB Western Digital WD3200AAJS Sata Hard Drive installed running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OA running on it.

I have tried to put the Samsung HDD into the s5300uk Pc but it comes up with Windows Startup Repair and that says it cannot repeair the start up sequence. I have put the HDD back into my old pc and it works fine.

I did some nosing around using the Command Prompt and it came up that it was attempting to boot from X:\, which does not exist on my HDD.

Is there something I need to do to prepare my HDD to go into the HP PC?

Thanks In Advance!


Answer:Windows 7 32bit HDD in a 64bit HP S5300uk Machine

was win7 64 installed on that computer? if not, most likely you will have to reinstall using the vista7 64 disk.

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I want to upgrade a 2008 Win7 Pro 32bit computer to Win7 Ultimate 64bit.

Have new mobo, processor, 16gb memory, 256gb SSD. Would like to be able to use my 32bit programs for a while, until I can replace them with 64bit progs.

How can I do this? Or do I need to have two machines?

I have searched this forum and found some old posts that suggested I start a new thread.

Very grateful for your help.

Answer:How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate

Most 32bit apps will run fine on 64bit Windows, unless they have 32bit driver dependencies or include 16bit code.

What apps are you using, specifically, that you are concerned about? You might want to search the compatibility catalog first to see if any have been officially tested and submitted:

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I have a Canon iP4500 printer wired directly to a Windows 7 64 Bit desktop PC, and wish to share the printer with a Laptop that is running Windows Vista 32 Bit. Each time I try to get it to work I run into various problems. I've even tried installing the relevant drivers onto both machines, but still it will not work. Both machines reject the others drivers due to the different acchitecture. Although I've shared my Internet connection before with no problems, this is my first attempt at printer sharing. What am I doing wrong? Thanks

Answer:Printer Sharing - Win 7 64Bit & Vista 32Bit

Anyone have any idea please? This problem is doing my head in lol. Thanks

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I have read on this forum a few people with printer sharing issues, but my problem seems to be a bit different, heres my problem:

I have a HP Server that is running XP Pro 32bit, & has a HP Laserjet 1220 printer shared across the network on a parallel port, all machines running XP (32bit & 64bit) connect with no problems, no drivers needed. I then installed Windows 7 32bit on a old laptop of mine, this also connects to printer over network, no drivers needed. I then installed 64bit 7 on my PC & another laptop, both of these machine could not connect to the printer, they can see the printer with no problems, but when I go connect, it says something like loading driver, then connecting to windows update, then comes up with an error & says driver not found.

It gives me an option to load the correct drivers myself, which I have been unable to do, the drivers for the printer are part of the XP & Vista & Windows 7 CD\DVD, HP says the printer will work with 32 & 64bit, no Windows 7 drivers (32 or 64bit) or Vista(32 or 64bit) are on the HP site for this printer.

As a test I tried the following:

I then tried something else, I got an old Dell PC i had around & installed 32bit 7 on this & connected the HP printer, then shared across the network & within a few minutes had all computers working with printer fine, XP & 7 (32 & 64bit) machines.

I then connected the printer to my PC & booted up in XP 64bit & shared p... Read more

Answer:Printer Sharing Driver Issues - 32bit vs. 64bit

I've had success creating a new port, then pointing to the network path of the printer, like this:


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I have a perfectly good black laser printer, Canon Laser shot LBP-1120, Canon only supplies 32 bit driver for this machine and I have 64 bit how can I install it

Answer:how do I install printer in win 7 64bit with only 32bit drivers

I would give it a try. 32-bit software works on Windows 64-bit. I would think the printer would also.

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

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

Originally Posted by savikalra

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I am working on a Dell Studio 1745 running Win7 64 Home Premium. I need to run a piece of hardware (Tascam US122) that is incompatiable with the 64bit OS. My plan is to partition the drive and install Win 7 32bit on the new partition so I can run the mentioned hardware. I've done this on another machine (Dual Boot XP and Win 7) and ran into a problems with the bootloader. I learned to install older OS FIRST because of that. I'm wondering if installing Win7 32bit on a current Win7 64bit machine will cause a similar problem with bootloaders? I'd rather not have to mess with the bootloaders, but I really need to run this hardware. And, since this is a Dell, with touchscreen, and most IMPORTANTLY, a friend's computer I want to be 100% sure I'm not going to cause issues I can't fix.

So, again, will installing Win7 32bit on a new partition of a Win7 64bit machine cause problems with the bootloader, or any other foreseeable problems?

Thanks a bunch!

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit on Win7 64bit machine?

This says that the drivers work with 64-bit Vista. Have you tried using the Vista driver?


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i tried driver grabber and driver collector. both did a great job grabbing drivers other than networked printer drivers (winxp machines with win2k3 servers)

anyone know of any useful apps for grabbing all the drivers, saving them into a folder for your network printers? thanks!

Answer:any apps that grab network printer drivers to your machine?

I don't have anything like that, we just keep a folder structure of all of our printers as we install them out on our company file server, and a text with the IP, but I thought I would share this command:

RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /il /c\\%machine%

That will let you add printers remotely, and I wrote the following simple batch script to make it a little easier:

@echo off
echo Please type the hostname of the PC you'd like to install printer for.
echo For local machine, simply type the local hostname.
set /p machine=Hostname:
RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /il /c\\%machine%Click to expand...


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Hi,I'm running 32-bit XP Pro Sp3, and recently i installed two 2gb kingston notebook ram cards for my HP pavilion dv2600 laptop. However, my machine tells me i've only got 3 gb of RAM. This is checked with everest. However, CPU-Z says i've got 4 question is, why does my computer only "see" 3gb?if it's due to the fact that i'm running 32-bit version of XP and not 64-bit, then is the additional 1gb of RAM in use by my machine?

Answer:4gb ram on 32bit machine?

Well,  32bit windows should support up to 4 Gb of system memory.  since a 32 bit machine means that the processor can access a memory address up to 32 bits long. this is 4.2 billion unique memory addresses or 4 Gb of memory.  so in 32 bit windows There is an imaginary 4.2 billion unique addresses available to applications.   (I think I explained this right)This means that while we can't say it's not window's fault that your computer isn't recognizing the last Gig.  It is very capable of supporting 4 Gb.  the problem I would guess is likely hardware.  Look up your motherboard model online and see how much RAM it can support,  Since the buses and physical design of a motherboard can physically limit the amount of system memory capable of being used.good luck

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Tech Support Team

I can run the MediaCreationTool.exe from my x64 laptop which has Windows 7.
The bootable drive it creates is for a x64 machine and will not boot on my x32 machines,...

I try to run the MediaCreationTool.exe from my x32 machines and it gives me - MediaCreationTool.exe - is not a valid Win32 application.

So I cannot create the Windows 10 boot USB from my x32 machines to boot the USB on my x32 machines to install Windows 10,...

Looks like I am running out of options getting Windows 10 on my new SATA drive on my x32 machine. Any suggestions?

-- Bill H,

Answer:Setting up Windows 10 on 32bit machine

What are you upgrading from? If not a 32 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 then any ISO or whatever is not the intended means to get a legal copy of Windows 10. Also, your machine must be 64 bit compatible.

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I will be installing Vista Busieness 64bit on a system with Vista Home Premium 32bit currently installed. I want to convert the current install into a virtual machine (using VMware converter) so I can fallback to that environment from time to time after I install Vista 64bit.

Is there anything I should be aware of? I am not 100% clear if I am actually allowed to migrate this install into a VM with the current license agreement.


Answer:Backing up Vista 32bit as Virtual Machine

I'm not 100% clear on the license either.

What I don't see after researching the program is support for vista in the first place:

From the website:
VMware Converter can run on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4 (SP4 +) and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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I was asked by a friend to help with her laptop that would not boot properly.
Toshiba L305-S5968 running Vista Home Premium 32bit
After looking at the machine, Vista would not boot. Only a black screen. Not even Safe Mode.  I was only able to "boot" the computer using a UBUNTU CD. I did not install UBUNTU, but am using the "Try UBUNTU" feature of the CD.
After working a bit, (MBR & BCD rebuild/repair) I was able to get the machine to boot into "recovery/repair" long enough to discover the Cryptowall 3.0 infection. I was able to run a couple malware scans in Safe Mode (using the USB to transfer software to the machine) finding a couple minor malware infections, but once again the machine will not boot.
At this point, I do not want to proceed further (risking further "damage" to the computer) without "expert" help. Thus, my post here.

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i need help.
i have one desktop pc and onw notebook.
if i had OS vista on my desktop all was fine - sharing was OK,no problem. but now,when i boot new win7 ultimated 64bit a cant sharing files with my notebook (vista 32 bit). i set up sharing for everyone...but a cant connect to my notebook. when i try it - desktop, show me-attach file

can me someone help?
thx, budis

Answer:sharing between win7 64bit and vista 32bit


Hi and welcome

when you installed win 7 what kind of network did you set up? homegroup, or workgroup? Can you see the computers in network neighborhood, but just cant acces them?

We could use soome more info about you network setup and how you shared folders



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Intel E8500 CPU
PS I want to use this as a game server what would you recommend and I will be file sharing with my windows 7 machine

Answer:Can I install a 64bit os on this machine?

Answer to thread question: Yes.

C_N1 said:

PS I want to use this as a game server what would you recommend and I will be file sharing with my windows 7 machineClick to expand...

Not sure what recommendations you are asking for, but depending on the game/server it seems the machine will run well for what you ask of it.

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Hello all,
My job has me traveling 100% of the time, so I cannot go a day without a laptop. I recently found out that my computer does not like Jameson and Coke as much as I do, so I had to purchase another one asap. I'm working contract work right now on Navy installations, and as more than a few of you here know, that the NEX does not really carry next gen machines. I have the old hard drive out of my old machine and am using a SATA to USB cable to pull all of my information off of it. I than ran into a problem when trying to do some reports. I use a program called Neat Receipts for documention of expenditures and it will not run on Vista 64 bit.

Long story short, I was wondering if was at all possible to boot from my old laptops hard drive via the cable?

I was also wondering, I purchased a HP Pavilion DV2940SE because it was the "best" laptop they had there. But I ran a test and found it will not perform in the new up and coming MMO, Warhammer. I was wondering if there was any way to change the graphics card out of this system without causing more problems.

Thanks a lot!

Answer:New Machine w/ Vista 64bit

You can't boot Windows from an external drive. Since 64-bit Windows isn't supported, you'd have to install a 32-bit version of Windows if you need to use this program.

Very few laptops allow the video cards to be swapped. As far as I know, HP laptops don't support this either.

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Hi all,

I need to build new computer for 64 bit edition. So I need your suggetions,



abit fatal1ty an8 sli !!!!

im goin to after christmas when i get to spend my money on myslef.

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Hi there !

I'm user of windows 10 Pro 64bit.
I have version 1607 , OS build 14393.447.

I'm using this system/computer for producing music.
So, there are various VST instruments installed.
One program/instrument requires, when i load it, activation keys and machine ID (freshly installed windows).
Ok, so far so good.
I can register that plugin and all keys are working.
But, after some time , i guess, machine ID changes and i must require activation keys again.
That happened after weekly updates or last time i didn't even have computer connected to internet for about one week and activation keys appeared again.
Why is that happening, like machine ID is changing very often.
I don't remember that in windows 8.1 or earlier versions, just when re-installing windows or major updates.


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I have a 64 bit laptop with Win 7 64 bit installed. I have an application that absolutely must use 32 bit. Can I install Win 7 32 bit O/S on this 64 bit piece of hardware?

Answer:can i install win 7 32 bit on a 64bit machine

Yes, your laptop can run either version of Windows 7. What program is it that will not run in Windows 7 64 bit? Is your problem drivers or something else?

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I think I have this (almost) working. I want to share my main computer W7 D drive with a laptop that is older and can't upgrade which is XP. I have got the XP seeing the D drive on the main computer, but when I try to access it I get the following.

"\\Familydesktop\d is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permision.

Ok so on the Familydesktop (W7) this is what I setup. under computer I choose the "D" drive right click.
I choose "share with", advanced sharing, and the button Advanced sharing.
checked the box for "share this folder"
Permission "Everyone"
Then when I get out of the advanced sharing window, back to the network window I choose "network & sharing center"
turned off "Password protect sharing".
I have double checked this setup.

On the old laptop (XP)I went to properties of "my computer", Computer Name.
Chose "Change" and changed from mshome to workgroup.
restarted computer
Control panel.. "Network setup wizard"checked box to "Ignore disconnected hardware"
chose Residential Gateway
made sure computer name was ok, and changed from mshome to workgroup.
Turned on file/printer sharing.
then finished out of this wizard.

Can anyone see where else I need permissions set?

Answer:sharing W7 with an XP machine

Going through this check list might help.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

This one might also help.

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Virtual Machine for Gaming--- Host is Vista 64 Business; I want XP Pro 32bit as guest

I hope I can do this, and I hope I can game from within XP Pro.

Virtual PC 2007 Free Download from MS

I like my Vista 64 bit Business gaming machine. I have a Q6600, some new nVidia graphics card (I forget; 8800 something) 4 Gb memory. Some games play fine in Vista, but many do not.

I hope to install XP Pro as a guest within the Vista 64 Business using the Virtual PC 2007. I've never done a VM before, and I have some concerns.

Will the XP Pro get to use the full functionality of the nVidia graphics card so games can be played at 1600x1200? If I can't use the graphics card for games, that would be a deal breaker for me.

Thanks in advance.

Let me know if I missed anything!

Answer:Virtual Machine for Gaming--- Host is Vista 64 Business; I want XP Pro 32bit as guest

It will work. I actually have a similar setup, being that I Vista Ultimate with XP 32-bit on Virtual PC 2007. I use it for older games that aren't exactly Vista compatible. I've honestly haven't used any 'graphically intense' games on the guest OS.

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So I am building a computer and have just ordered my parts. Was just wondering would I be able to install a VM of WinXP 32bit on it if I install Win 7 64bit as the physical OS on the machine without any problems?

Answer:Solved: VMs on a Win7 64bit machine

Yes, but you will need to enable "Virtualization" mode in your BIOS before running ANY VM's.

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Hi All -
I recently built a new Win7-64bit machine which is suffering from somewhat random BSOD's (I have encountered 4 BSOD's in the past 11 days). I have the latest BIOS installed and I think I have updated all of my drivers updated. 3 of the 4 BSOD titles have been MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (the 4th was SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION), so I have run 2 different memory checks - both of which passed at 100%. The machine is for development, so SQL2008, VS2008, IIS along with Outlook, etc. are all running when it crashes. Finally, it mostly crashes at night (when unattended). Hopefully some of these clues help.

I have attached a zip of all 4 Mini dumps in txt form. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:BSOD in new Win7 64bit machine

Quote: Originally Posted by tshawver

Hi All -
I recently built a new Win7-64bit machine which is suffering from somewhat random BSOD's (I have encountered 4 BSOD's in the past 11 days). I have the latest BIOS installed and I think I have updated all of my drivers updated. 3 of the 4 BSOD titles have been MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (the 4th was SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION), so I have run 2 different memory checks - both of which passed at 100%. The machine is for development, so SQL2008, VS2008, IIS along with Outlook, etc. are all running when it crashes. Finally, it mostly crashes at night (when unattended). Hopefully some of these clues help.

I have attached a zip of all 4 Mini dumps in txt form. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I am afraid we need the actual DMP files. use these instructions to find and upload them.


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Ok The title pretty much sums it up, The story goes like this, on the 23/6/2012 i got my new PC after tossing out my old AMD machine the specs are as followed:

Motherboard - Intel DH67CL (With latest Bios version)
CPU - Core I5 3550 Quad core processor (Ivy Bridge)
Graphics - Default HD graphics 2500
Audio - Onboard Realtek hd Audio
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 edition SP1
AV - Avg free 2013 - Was 2012

Now for the first 2 months it absolutly rocked i only ever got one BSOD in the entire 2 months and it was due to something stupid i did, besides that it was a perfect machine, anyway Then something happened to my windows (i suspect it was a damaged file or Virus), I had to remove windows and re-install it again i changed nothing, i put the same software, the same drivers, The same everything But ever since then i will constantly be getting random BSOD's at any given time for no apperant reason, even while running idle, sometimes it would run for 2 or three days non stop, then suddenly I'd decide to play a game and it would halt and display the BSOD.

I know i don't have heating issues, the temparature remains well within the 40's so its not getting hot, I tried installing SP1 hoping it would fix it, but no such luck, I take good care of my OS I regularly use cleaning tools like Ccleaner, Regcure, AVG, I defrag my disks every month and so forth but that doesn't seem to solve the problem, I tried running SFC /Scannow, it told me there were problems ... Read more

Answer:BSOD Anytime anywhere on 64bit machine

Click on User CP on the top right of this page
Click on Edit System Spec
Fill in your computer specs
System Info - See Your System Specs

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I have a problem and the only way I can possibly get around this problem is by having both the 64 bit and 32 bit OS installed on my PC.

I have an Epson Stylus PhotoRX685 all in one printer, for which the drivers for the scanner don't work on Windows 7 x64bit. I have been on to customer support and have been duly informed that they are not going to be making a compatable driver for the printer. I have already tried to use the Vista x64 bit driver but to no avail.

Because I cannot afford to buy a new scanner I want to install both the OS's on my PC in the hope that the x32bit driver the Windows 7 will work the scanner.

Here is my plan, I got 2 HDD's on my PC one 500GB and one 80GB, I have just created a 75GB partition on my 500GB HDD which also has the OS installed on it. I use the smaller HDD for my back ups, and I would ideally like to continue to use this HDD for my backups as it is a separate HDD.

Would I be able install the x32bit OS to the partition on the 75GB partition which is on the HDD that my main OS is on, or would I have to put it on the separate HDD?

Would I then be able to then somehow create some sort of network or would it be possible for me to just access the images that I would have scanned without having to put them on a flash drive or DVD or something and if so how?

Also would it be possible for me to us the XP mode to see if my printer would work in that or is the XP mode not a virtual machine?

All your help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Installing Windows 7 64bit and 32 bit on the same machine!

Did you buy one key and get 2 DVD's?

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I have been trying to install Vista for days now on my new gaming machine but it just won't work. I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R Rev 2.1 mobo, Gigabyte 8800GT graphics card, 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB drives in RAID 0 and 4GB of TEAM Xtreem Dark PC2-6400 CL4 ram. I have been into the BIOS and enabled RAID and setup a RAID array in RAID BIOS. I have also downloaded the correct RAID driver from the Gigabyte website and I load it when windows prompts me.

Here is what's happening.

Everything good during windows install until it gets to completing installation part. Computer restarts as it says and then continues to install windows. Screen goes black and I lose power to mouse, keyboard and all usb ports. Any ideas?

If it is my RAID array being incorrectly setup what would it be that I have done wrong? The BIOS seems very simple so I don't quite know how I would have made a mistake. The only thing I can think of is the stripe size part which I left at 128KB.

I have 4GB of ram in 4x1GB sticks which came in pairs. I put one pair in one colour slot and the other pair in the other colour slot. Could this be an issue? I haven't done anything with the ram in the BIOS.

In the BIOS do I need SATA AHCI Mode enabled? It's currently disabled.

I put my drives in the yellow SATAII0 and SATAII1 ports and my cd drive in the SATAII2 port. Is this correct?

I'm fresh out of ideas guys, please help.

Answer:Can't install Vista 64bit on new machine

The thing I keep seeing all over this forum is when you have 4x1GB of ram remove two of them and try again. Once you're set up and running with all downloaded patches and SP1 put your ram back in.

I hope this helps

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hi everyone,

I barely bought a hp pavillion dv4-1283cl Laptop. It already had windows vista 64 bit on it. I really dont like this system since first of all I feel i'm not quite in charge and second of all it doesn't work with a couple of my devices.
Anyways, I want to 1) either completely get rid of vista and get XP instead
Or 2) have xp installed alongside, if i'm not wrong called dual booting.

In order to achieve my initial goal, I put my bootable xp cd in the drive and booted from the cd, So the xp would start loading the files but at some point i would get an error message and system wouldn't do anything further so i had to restart the system. It wouldn't damage my Vista either, so i could start vista normally and used it.
here is part of the error message:
"check for viruses on your computer (I'm sure i dont have any). Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure its properly configured and terminated."

Now i'm even content if i could have xp along the vista (64 bit) if thats possilbe at all.
Using Vista's disk shrink function, i created a new partition on the C drive, just in case i could get the xp installed on it. but like i said, it wouldn't boot from the cd and when i run the xp CD in the Vista , it doesn't let me install it or do anything.

I'm positive that xp should be able to run on this machine some how, cuz on hp's website i could ... Read more

Answer:Installing XP on a 64bit Vista machine

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I just got a new Windows 7 machine. It is networked to my older Win XP machines and it's able to access the files on the XP machines, but I'm unable to access the Win 7 files from my XP machines. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:Sharing Win 7 folders with XP machine

I should add that my XP machines can see the Win 7 machine, but can't see the shared files on the Win 7 machine, and when I click on the icon for the Win 7 machine in the network places list, it says I don't have permission to access the Win 7 machine. What do I need to do to fix this?

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I have a Compaq Portable II running MS-DOS 6.22 (from a 20, count'em, 20 megabyte hard drive). For retrocomputing purposes, I'd like to run DosLynx, ssh/telnet and a (yet to be defined) IRC client on it.
I can't connect it straight to my router (too far away, impractical to run a cable), so I want to connect it to my main computer, running Windows 7 x64 and with a wifi link to the router.
I configured connection sharing in win7, then found a DOS packet driver for the ethernet card in the Portable II (an AMD PCNET one). Said driver apparently works (I run it with INT=0x60 and it autodetects the other settings), but then I've no idea what to do. Doslynx reports a DHCP error every time I try connecting to a website.

Little help?

Answer:Sharing a connection with an old MS-DOS 6.22 machine

DOS probably can't handle what you are trying to feed it and/or just not going to happen via Win7, M$ is a fan of end of life support cycles... and this is way beyond...

Good luck though, I was an old QEMM guru back in the day.

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I'm not sure what's going on here, everything appears to be setup correctly.

I have gone through my Network and Sharing Center in Windows 7RC and turned everything on except Password Protected Sharing.

I have joined both Win7 and Xp machines into WORKGROUP.

I can access my Public folder and my shared printer from my Win7 machine on my XP machine.

I'm trying to share my Mp3 folder, thats on a secondary HDD in my Win7 machine. Path being "E:\Stuff\Mp3z". No matter what I change as far as permissions, adding HomeGroupuser$ to the Advanced Sharing dialog...everything I've tried, my XP machine can see the share, but I get the " not accessable. You may not have permissions...." error in XP trying to open the shared folder.

It should work as is, anyone else know why it might not be?
And what's up with not having a folder icon with a Share symbol in Win7 so by looking in Explorer you can tell a folder is shared?

Answer:Sharing a Folder with an XP machine.

Have you got same usernames and passwords on both PC's? My XP has to have my girlfriends account created on it so she can access my XP from her machine.

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I have Windows 7 Home premium.
My public folder is shared with read only with three XP machine.

I want to share a file F:\Special with one of the XP machines in the network while keeping the public folder shared with every one

Answer:sharing folder with one XP machine

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Im trying to create a network between two laptops; one has a DVD drive (Windows 7) and the other doesnt (Windows XP), all I want to do is make the DVD drive accessible by the Windows XP machine - youd think it would be easy? Apparently not.
I cant get the two to be on the same network, no matter what I do to the workgroup name or anything; they both have the same workgroup name but nothing is happening, both have all the sharing settings correct (or so I believe) but nothing is happening.
I dont want to share photos, documents, music or even movies - I just want the DVD drive.

Is this possible? If so how? Im getting so frustrated with it.

Thanks for any help

Answer:Sharing 7 DVD drive with XP machine

Don't know whether this information will help, but I'll post the link anyway.

How to use the Simple File Sharing feature to share files in Windows XP

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Hi folks,

I have a small work network setup:

4 x W7 machines
1 x XP Pro SP3 machine

The XP machine shares a .qbw (QuickBooks Pro 2010) company file, and the machine appears on the network, and all machines can see it.

They are all in the same Workgroup, Permissions on the XP file/folder are setup fine, with 'Everyone' having full access.

On double clicking the shared folder on any of the W7 machines, it prompts you for a password.

The dialogue box titled 'Windows Security' states:

Enter Network Password
Enter your password to connect to: MACHINEX
So I try no user/pass and it won't let me in, I try a user account from MACHINEX (the XP machine) using the domain and correct password - it does not work.

Please help as this damn annoying, and really should be straightforward to share between to Windows machines on a Microsoft network...

Answer:Sharing a file on an XP Pro SP3 machine with W7

Hey Bertles86,
I'm wondering a couple of things. One, are you able to get to any other information on this xp machine? Two, have you tried the password for Quickbooks?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I have a surface pro running Win 8.1 and im fairly sure I have up to date Java. I am a bit of a non technical guy but keep my pc up to date. Im trying to install some software (touchgraph) and failing at first hurdle as it throws the error as shown in image below (which says cant locate suitable 32bit JRE). Can you help?

Answer:java32 bit installer error on 64bit machine

First thing to do might to check and be absolutely sure you have the 32-bit JRE or JDK installed. You might have installed the 64-bit JRE/JDK instead thinking that you needed to use that because you had a 64-bit OS. Both the 32 and 64-bit JRE/JDK should be able to peacefully coexist on the same system, so no need to uninstall one just to install the other.

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I would like a copy of the following file, if someone could zip it up and attach it here, that would be sweet.


Answer:Someone have a windows 10 64bit machine, I need a file. (hidusb.sys)

Compressed/Archive file formats are not permitted to be uploaded.

A reputable file sharing host should be used.

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I've had some drama with a corrupted BOOT drive. To cut the story short I need to do a clean install on a brand new HD. I have created a Windows Easy Transfer file on an external drive.

I'm about to format the C: drive and do a clean install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit version. All my applications are still installed on two other drives in the same machine. I had nothing installed on the C: drive. When I transfer my settings back to my C: drive from the MIG file will I still need to re-install all my apps or will it pick them in situ, as I haven't modified any of the other drives?

Answer:Transfer to same machine (Win7 64bit ultimate)

You must reinstall all programs to a newly installed OS because they write registry keys which integrate themselves into the OS until uninstalled, which is also why they should be installed on the same partition with the OS.

You can separate your data out to another partition so if you must reimage Win7 on C because it becomes irreparable, your data is intact, current and waiting on the other partitiion.

I do not recommend Easy Transfer because it can fail and you must try to pry your data out of it. Easier to just drag your User folders to external.

Other steps here to to get a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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I am unable to get upgraded to IE 10 and I ran accross a post via google where you fixed it what appears to be the same for someone else, and I'm hoping for the same.

It goes through the installation process, then reads "restarting programs" before getting the installation failed message, the installation error code I get through Win Update is 9C59

Tried installing with a clean boot with no result.
I ran the sfc /scannow and attached the csb dir, I had to break it into two zips as it was over the 8mb limit.


Answer:Installing IE 10 Fails on my Windows 7 64bit machine

when I used IE it seemed to a little sluggish so i swapped over to firefox and IMO its much better as it does crash or slow down as much as IE I would suggest this

BUT if your heart is set on ie you can uninstall it completely and re-download it at this link(official)
Internet Explorer - Microsoft Download Center

good luck

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Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone could help me out with one of our laptops that keeps getting random BSOD.  I've attached the minidump and I've used BlueScreenView program to view the log and here's what it says:
The laptop is a Lenovo ThinkPad E540 and I've used the Lenovo System Update to update the drivers such as wireless NIC and also the BIOS but laptop is still getting BSOD.  Thank you in advance.

Answer:Random BSOD on a Windows 7 64bit machine

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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

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

However, on my XP machine, everything works just problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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


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

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

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

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

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

However, on my XP machine, everything works just problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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

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

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

This thread closed.



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Ok, I am running windows XP 64 bit with SP2. The computer with the printer that I want to network printers with is Windows XP 32 bit with SP2. I cannot network them because my computer says it cannot get the drivers. I went and got the drivers myself from the HP website but they will not install on a 64bit machine. I googled the problem and it seems to be fairly common but I could not find an answer to it. The printer type is the HP PSC 1500 all-in-one.


Answer:32bit/64bit printer networking

I can see how that can be a problem because the computer that is sharing the printer is expecting a different driver to be used. There doesn't seem to be much you can do when printer sharing between 64bit and 32bit computers.

I do have a somewhat work around. There are software packages out there that can poll a directory you chose on your PC and print whatever is in that directory. So anytime you need something printed you could save it to a shared directory on that computer. Your software on that pc, would poll that directory. Now the only drawback is that you kind of have to have the same software on each PC. So if you are trying to print a word document, you would need word installed on the other computer. But even this has a work around to it. PDF is pretty universal. You could acutally install a program like PrimoPDF to output everything as a PDF and then drop it into the shared "PrintME" folder.

I know it is kind of a half solution, but it would work.

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

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

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

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

donkor said:

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

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

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

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

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

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Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,

1. Suppose that I have a folder F1 in the computer P1 (attached)

2. Users of P1 are u1, u2, u3
3. Users of P2 are e1, e2, e3
4. Then how the folder F1 can be shared ONLY with the user e2 that is on the computer P2?

Thank you



Answer:Sharing a folder for a particular user in a particular machine,

Try this way:

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I have a client that has an existing XP desktop which is using a Verizon Wireless broadband device for an internet connetion (no other broadband available in the area). So he simply connects to it wirelessly and he gets his internet.

Complication starts here. He just got a Windows 7 laptop and needs to share the internet connection of the Verizon device. Only problem is that the laptop is out of range of the verizon device. So, we have a Linksys wireless router that is connected to the XP machine and gives us the range we need to reach the laptop.

My trouble is that I can't get any sort of connection between the two computers. They are on the same workgroup and I have enabled everything in the sharing options on the Win7 machine. My goal is to have the Win7 laptop connect to the XP machine and share the internet connection and printer and files etc...

Here is a diagram of the situation. I've had one person tell me he doesn't think it's possible. But I bet there is a way.

Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Internet Connection Sharing with XP machine

Going purely by the pic, wouldn't it work better if you cable the Linksys to the VZW device? then have both W7 and XP connect to the Linksys wireless for internet and sharing?

Anyway, can you provide ipconfig /all details for the W7 and XP machine, this might help paint a picture of why you cannot connect from W7 to XP.

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Ok we have a vista machine which is connected directly to the internet and then a ethernet lead coming out of the vista machine into the hub and a ethernet lead coming out of the hub into the xp laptop.

Now i have tried and failed to share the internet connection with the laptop.

Can anyone shien any light on the situation for me please?


Answer:Sharing Internet Connection With XP Machine

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The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Lee, Brisbane Australia.

Answer:File Sharing on Home Machine

Quote: Originally Posted by domainbug

The following happens on my personal Win 7 32bit machine with several folders.

I constantly get a "Denied Access" message when trying to open certain folders in windows explorer. All these folders have a small arrow across the top left corner of their icon. IE I cannot access the Videos folder but if I go via the libraries option then all is ok.

I have tried changing the sharing options several times but it just seems like there is a master control holding things back.

Lee, Brisbane Australia.

Hi Lee,

How's Brisbane? I'm planning to head over there for Qantm College.

Seems like you have lost ownership magically. Are you able to right click the affected folders and choose 'take ownership'? If you have UAC enabled, disable it (slider all the way to the lowest setting) temporarily to get that Administrator prompt out of the way for a bit. You can re-enable it later.



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I have hyper v machines hosted locally on my computer. I want to share a folder between the hyper v machines and my local machine. I had this down before by creating a shared drive with a subst command but now I cannot remember how to do this.

Answer:sharing files with hyper v machine

The correct command to connect a drive letter to a shared drive is:
NET USE N: \\servername\sharename

Subst (or substitute) is a non-persistent command for creating a temp. drive letter to a local drive and path not a network location.

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I have an old Canon inkjet printer that has been working for me for many years with my WinXP desktop.
However, over past few years I have acquired a Vista 32-Bit and Win7 64-bit and this Canon will not work with either of them.
I also have a Lexmark Lexmark X2250 that will not work with Vista 32-bit or Win7 64-bit. And besides, this Lexmark has been very troublesome and hard to manage, etc. I use it now just as a scanner for my desktop WinXP computer.

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a new printer/scanner that might work with my desktop WinXP; Vista 32-bit and Win7 64-bit? And wouldn't be too large.
My neighbor suggested a wireless printer, but I don't know anything about printers and wouldn't want the wirelless printer to interfere or cause problems with my WiFi DSL!!!
Someone suggested the
Epson Stylus NX420 All-in-One Printer, such as the following:


Or isn't there a printer that would work with all three?
Can anyone help me please?

Answer:Win7 64bit / Vista 32bit printer

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Hey Everyone,

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

Thank you very much!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks in advance for any help.

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

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

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

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

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


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

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

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Hey Everyone,

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

Thank you very much!

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My PC come with vista64bit, may registered it ? by this way I get free Email support on windows & networking PCs in windows FROM MICROSOFT ? including setting up wireless and wired networks via ADSL MODEMS ?

I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]:
The below hardware does not function in 64bit but no problem at 32bit[drivers in device manager appear with a yellow icon-explanation mark] is needed drivers only ? I must register all products and after registration-success seek for drivers ? I must download drivers [since ethernet card/internet do not work in 64bit] from 32bit, save on HDD and after boot from 64bit, run them ? Is needed restart after each installation, or after all installation is ok ?

problems only in 64bit vista drivers


Answer:I have dual boot PC [VISTA 32BIT & 64BIT]---problems only in 64bit vista drivers

Hi Ise,

Yes, it's recommended to restart your operating system after each driver installation.
Please remember to install drivers running them as administrator.

Hope I could help...

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Hi this is my 1st post. i i hope i am not to noob. Any who:freak: I have Windows XP 32bit home on my comp now. I am going to be upgrading soon to a 64bit processor and I was wanting to know if anyone knows a web address where i can download a driver/patch that will make my Windows XP run in 64bit. If i remember correctly when the 64 bit processors 1st came out windows released a driver/patch to make XP run in 64bit. Now they sell the XP 64bit retail and i dont want to pay for it. I have looked all over Microsoft web page and google to try and find the patch/drivers with no luck. So any one that knows of a website or link where i can download the 64bit win XP drivers I WOULD BE "VERY" thankful thank you to anyone that responds.:beard:

Answer:Where can i download xp 32bit to 64bit drivers

Windows xp 64bit is an upgrade not just a driver/patch. Even if you have a 64bit proc you do not need tor run xp 64bit. In fact I would only run it if you have to. I have a 64bit proc and run 32bit xp and it does everything I need. Is there any particular reason why you need to run at 64bit?

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Alright, i searched all over google and other thing but this is my problem.

I have a sony ericsson k750i and the only drivers that sony offers/will offer are 32 bit. I charge my phone with a usb cable and without the drivers i cant even charge it. Im running 64 bit vista ultimate and it recognizes my phone, but cant install it. Is there any way to convert drivers?? I have the .sys files and stuff for the original drivers.

Answer:Converting 32bit drivers to 64bit??


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I have HP DV4-1199ee laptop with windows 7 32 bit and my friends has HP DV6-2005ev laptop with windows 7 64bit. However when I checked the available drivers for ethier computer, there is driver for 32bit and 64bit.

What does this mean? I can install either 32bit or 64bit OS, or there is two version of the HP laptops(ie 32bit and 64bit)

Answer:32bit and 64bit system drivers

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I had a hard disc fail on My XP Professional machine. I was running Locoscript on virtual machine. I had a backups of the vhd file (and others).
My replacement machine is Windows 7 with a virtual machine with integrated XP (and no floppy drive). I have successfully created a DOS image and I can read and update the Locoscript database.
However, my long-term plan was always to download the Locoscript database, do some conversion, and load it to Access - I did do design and initial testing of an Access database, but I've not revisited it for a bit..
The next step is to get the data out virtual DOS image, as an ASCII file. See alsobelow
Q1 How can I get the data out of VM?! (Is there a way?)
I have no other plans for the DOS VM apart from continuing to update the Locoscript short-termn and subsequently extracting its data to elsewhere..I don't know what version of DOS I'm on, nor how to find out. Ah! Theres'a a folder C:MSDOS 6.
I havent tried installing VM additions as I've read that MS VM doesn't support shared files even with Additions.
Ideally, I'd like to do all this on my own machine, eithe by VM 2004 on the W 7 host as as well as the MS VM. Or even could I install VM2004 under the Integrated XP virtuaul machine?
Q2 What would you recommend either of these as a way forward?
I can use a borrowed XP professional machine short term. It does have a floppy drive. I've installed VM 2004 from the web, and used the .vhd file, and it works, but I've not found a way of installing... Read more

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I'm on an XP machine, and I am able to post/view/write files on one shared folder. Another though, I was able to, and now I cannot. When I try to post a file to it, I get error msg: "File may be set to read only"

Well, it's not, I checked it. What could be causing this problem. I can post it to the other shared folder without a problem.

Answer:Problem sharing file on a Vista machine

Your usage of "post" here is odd. What do you mean? Do you mean Save?

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Hi everyone ! I have a win2k pro machine hard wired to a wireless router and my main machine running xp pro. I can get to the sharing the 2 files I want but then it goes away but will sometimes return the files shared are user specific on both machines. I get a message stating " file is not accesible you may not have permission to use this resource you may not have access to use this resource contact the admin of this server to find out if you have access permissions ."

the network path was not found.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated GaryLee

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When I share a folder from my windows 7 machine, my XP machines are unable to access those folders; I get NOT ACCESSIBLE errors, the only folder that works is USERS, which isn't a whole lot of use to me, as all my data is on another drive. The windows 7 machine is able to see all shared files and folders on the XP machines. All computers are connected to the same work group, and I tried giving shared folders the same exact settings as Users, but to no avail. I've even shut off windows firewall and it still doesn't work.

Answer:sharing files on a win7 machine with XP machines

Try this:

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

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I am being dinged for a user name and password to access files on a vista machine on our network. All our other computers are xp.

I thought I turned off user profiles/passwords in the control panel and rebooted but it is still dinging me for a user name and password.

That machine has never had a password set up on it.

Suggestions? It is otherwise visible and file/printer sharing is turned on, etc.


Answer:Sharing Vista Machine on a Mixed Network

Be sure "password protected sharing" is disabled in Control Panel>Network and Sharing Center

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My new employer recently gave me a laptop with Win2K on it and I can not get it to access a shared folder on my home machine that has Win XP Pro on it. I am doing this over my 802.11b network at home.

The message I receive when I double click on the icon for my Win XP machine in networking neighborhood on my Win2K machine is "The network place could not be added because the following error has occurred: There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request." I have never scene this type of error before and have no idea how to resolve it.

As background, my Win XP Pro machine is part of a simple workgroup I created via the "Set up a Home Network" wizard in Win XP. However, my work network is on a domain - I am not sure what that means but when I log onto my work machine, the Win2K laptop, I have to type [email protected][domain name] which I believe means we use a "domain-based network.

Any advice on how I can resolve this problem would be much

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Problems File Sharing from Win2K to XP Pro Machine

What it sounds like you need to do is to log on to the work laptop "Locally" instead of trying to log onto the domain. I don't know how it is even letting you log into the domain. Since if you are at home you wouldn't have a domain controller avail to log onto. But anyway, try logging in on that local machine and also make sure that workgroup is set to workgroup. Unless your XP machine has got a workgroup named something other than workgroup. If so, named the laptop workgroup the same.



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Hello out there, does any body know what causes the stop error 0x00000101? I have the i7 with 12 gig ram. This Hp machine has been displaying bsod ever since I bought it 18 months ago and nobody at hp can figure it out. Somtimes the error is the 0.....124. I get these errors a few times per week. I have a Raid 1 system if that helps. Help please Thanks for any feedback. Anthonyg

Answer:stop errors on vista ultimate 64bit machine with i7 chip.

Im looking up the other error, but 124 means hardware.
Do you get beeps on boot?

STOP 0x00000101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT Usual causes: Device driver, BIOS bug, hardware defect

Its a hardware problem.
Most common is memory.

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Seen some very helpful posts on here whilst trying to resolve my issue mentioned above, so thought I'd join up and see if anybody could advise on my issue.

Trying to install IE11 on a Windows 7 64bit machine with SP1 installed.

Machine previously had IE8, went to IE11 direct download from the website, which resulted in an error saying it had failed to install.
Tried performing the update from Windows Update, on system restart the machine had IE10 installed with the error "9C59", having researched this error code it seems it's not very informative.

Microsofts suggestion for this code was to uninstall IE9 and try again.
I uninstalled IE10, tried again, and then uninstalled IE9, tried again, same result each time.

I then ensured all Pre-Requisite updates had been installed by manually checking each one from microsofts website, then repeated the installation attempt, no luck.

Ran the SUR tool, which seems to indicate no issues.
Then SFC, which has highlighted a few errors.

I've attached the CheckSUR.log, CheckSUR.persist.log and the SFC details from the CBS.log.

Hopefully somebody has some pointers into how this issue can be resolved.

Thanks in advance, your time and expertises are greatly appreciated.

Answer:IE11 won't install on Windows 7 64bit Machine, Error 9C59

I'm no expert so wont try to read logs but Googling this as "ie11 install error 9c59" I would say you need to ensure two things. That you've done an Elevated Disk Cleanup (Tutorial Step 6 HERE) and ensure that your system is otherwise fully up to date. IE11 wont install until SP1 is installed and you haven't mentioned that. Is your system totally up to date otherwise?

SP1 installs easier if you disable any antivirus during the process.

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I got a Dell XPS 8910 with the i7-6700k which comes with Windows 10 installed.
I would like to install windows 7 any with any X32 or X64 bit.

What I did is installed windows 7 ultimate with X64 bit.
The problem I got was during the installation there is no keyboard and there is no mouse working !! and I solve the problem as following :

1- If you have bootable windows 7 usb drive JUMB THIS STEP.
OR You have to make bootable windows 7 usb drive. ( any version you like ).
to do that have windows 7 ISO file and use powerISO software (PowerISO - Create, Burn, Mount, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive) to make one.
google the internet for this method or any other method to make one.

2 - download Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility for the windows you are using now (Download Windows 7* USB 3.0 Creator Utility)

3 - plug the bootable windows 7 usb drive in your PC and run the Windows 7 USB 3.0 Creator Utility as administrator.

4 - when the utility start, choose the USB drive path (bootable windows 7 usb drive) and click on creat Image.
when it done. that all !

Take the bootable windows 7 usb drive and use it with Dell XPS 8910 to install windows 7 from usb port as usual.
This method work for me after week of pain , Now I have installed windows 7 ultimate on Dell XPS 8910 instead of windows 10 and the problem was no keyboard or mouse working during the installation of windows 7 but after these steps everythin... Read more

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Firstly, I keep getting all these spam emails I can't get rid of. They are from randomly generated hotmail accounts soliciting porn. I have Adaware and spybot, as well as Kaspersky Internet Security. Adaware and spybot both give a clean report, but the emails continue. I am using an online mediacom email host, nothing like Outlook or anything like that. I've never had an issue like this and I have no idea where I could have possibly picked this crap up from. I'm quite careful about what I put on my machine and I am somewhat computer savvy. I'm running Vista 64.

Also, on a side note, Kaspersky has been of no use to me as of yet, I've had a few issues with it. Firstly, the databases are always obsolete, even immediately after an update. Secondly, it's always telling me "training" is required on 50 spam emails. When I go into this it appears that Outlook is the only email thing it can help me out with. Most importantly however, after a system scan, the program reports multiple viruses/trojans, but the "disinfect" option is faded out and I cannot clean the detected threats. Anyone that has some experience with this application willing to help me out?

Answer:Unsolveable spam emails/Infected machine Vista 64bit


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I have Vista Ultimate x64 as my main rig and have a Lexmark z645 printer connected through usb. I am sharing the printer with my roomates XP 32bit machine. Prior to upgrading to Vista (I had XP 32bit before,) printer sharing worked.

I have installed the x64 and x32 bit drivers from Lexmark onto my Vista machine. I have the proper drivers installed on the XP machine. The two computers can communicate with each other. I've added the networked printer onto the XP machine and can send jobs to the printer.

At this point, the jobs will show up in the printer properties on Vista. However, nothing prints. I've tried editing the Group Policys to enable print spooling from client computers, but still nothing.

Is there some fancy trick I'm missing to get the printer working with x64 vista and x32 Xp? Any help is appreciated.


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So I am doing a fresh install of Win7 64bit on a machine I build a while back. It has a Rampage III Extreme with Marvell SATA III controller. I installed the drivers just fine when I build the machine. Now it won't let me install the SATA 6.0Gb/s drivers. I get the, "Please install 32bit, or signed 64bit drivers. . . " crap. I tried the drivers off the CD, from Asus's website, and Marvell. No dice. Any ideas?

Edit: FWIW I am installing off of a USB drive and there are two drives in RAID-1.

Answer:Please install 32bit, or signed 64bit drivers.

Are the drivers unsigned?

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I got a webcam that came with the 32bit drivers, and no 64bit drivers. It's the cheap 2in1 camera that does a Webcam and a Digital Camera. There is Shark writen on it, and the model number is: EOTSQXXH. Kinda want it to work, it was working before I upgraded to 64bit Windows. BTW: it's Windows XP.

Can someone help me on this?

Answer:Is there any way to make 32bit drivers work in 64bit?

Windows x64 has backwards compatibility with 32 bit doesn't it?

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I have installed vista 32 bit on a partitioned drive of my vaio laptop which cam with windows 7 64 bit.
I have numbed myself to some of the issues i have with seven, but i can not use it for my music (WMP12 stinks, library issues).

I have vista up and running, but when the intel graphics card makes my laptop screen go dark but the external monitor is perfect. I have downloaded drivers from sony but when i try to install them i get the error " this in not for the my system".

Is there a way to not have sony software screening the drivers for compatibility? I have tried different compatibility combinations and yield no positive results.

I have considered upgrading to windows 7 ultimate so i can run vista within the windows seven. is that possible?

Thank you,

Answer:32bit drivers for 64bit system work around

Why not solve the "issues" with Windows 7 and stick with that? When you say you can't use it for your music, what do you mean? I don't know of anyone who uses WMP to manage their music. There are tons of good free apps to do this, such as Media Monkey.

You can also virtualize Vista in any version of Windows 7 using VirtualBox or VMWare Player, but that seems like it could be overkill for what you need. Fill in your system specs so we know how it would run on your system.

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I'm waiting for some parts to roll in from newegg which will be used to build an almost new rig (hard drives, processor and the sound card will be migrated to new rig) and the 64bit version of Vista seems the only logical choice since I'll have 4gb ram and two ati 4870 cards running in crossfire. all my components/peripherals will be fine except for my fujitsu scansnap fi-5110EOX2 scanner. Fujitsu doesn't offer 64bit vista drivers for it. Is there a way to get Vista64 to somehow except the 32bit drivers? I know that I'm grasping at straws, but I thought that I'd ask anyway.

Answer:Is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit vista?

When you get it, hook it up, turn it on, and go into device manager. You should see a yellow !. Right click and update driver, search automatically, then use 'check online'. Sometimes you get lucky.

Also, my version of Vista Business x64allows me to edit the sharing properties and add additional drivers, including x86, for people who share the devices, but are using another version of windows. But I don't know if it would let you print if you use it if you install the x86 version, but not the x64.

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This is just plain weird...! Here is what is happening. I have three PCs all on the same MS Home network, not password protected. Connected via Netgear router

Windows 7 x64 machine 'A' - Ethernet
Windows 7 x64 machine 'B' - Wireless only
Winxows XP SP3 laptop - Ethernet

Win7 'A' has a range of shared folders the other two can access at will throughout the day.

I can spend all day randomly accessing Win7 'A's shared folders from the XP laptop and everything is working fine. BUT If Win7 'B' accesses the shared folders on Win7 'A' then trying to access afterwards from XP laptop fails with a "//Win7APC is unavailable, contact network admin etc. etc." fault pop-up.

Doesn't matter what I do, the laptop just won't connect after Win7 'B' has been accessing 'A's files.

Looking the other way (once this fault occurs) Win7 'A' can see and access the Shared folder on the XP laptop and write and modify anything within fine..

Only solution I have found is to reboot Win7 'A' then all is well, the laptop can access again as normal.

So Win7 'B' accessing the Win7 'A' files seems to be causing the loss of access to the laptop. I should add that the accesses are not simultaneous. I have tried this with the laptop idle while 'B' accesses 'A' and then once 'B' is finished and not connected I try to access once more from the laptop - it produces the same fault. Only the rebooting of 'A' will cure it.

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Answer:Win7 machine becomes invisible to XP laptop after sharing via network

Have you tried adding Everyone to the Security settings tab on the problem machine?

I have directions for that if you want to try.

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