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Windows 10, Skylake & Thunderbolt 3 bring the most compelling reasons to upgrade in a long while

Question: Windows 10, Skylake & Thunderbolt 3 bring the most compelling reasons to upgrade in a long while

Much of the tech press regularly overlooks PCs for wearables, smart homes, and IoT-related topics but, in the real world and to many people, PCs still matter a lot. So, this week's news out of Redmond and Taipei (where the...

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Preferred Solution: Windows 10, Skylake & Thunderbolt 3 bring the most compelling reasons to upgrade in a long while

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Answer: Windows 10, Skylake & Thunderbolt 3 bring the most compelling reasons to upgrade in a long while

Sorry.
No matter what others think about W10.
THIS is not a reason for an upgrade, if one has a choice.
Stay away from -remote host,-cloud centered OS.
Take your hardware and host your stuff by yourself.
Do not accept crippled OS (what unfortunaly OS X (since making iCloud a default location for files, belongs to).

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I feel that we as experts on this forum should try and persuade any novices who are not sure about upgrading to Windows 10 should help explain why its good for them to upgrade from earlier versions.

So I'll start off:

? Latest security
? Support for latest technology

Answer:List Compelling Reasons to upgrade to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Novice

We should be proselytizers?

Just asking.

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I will be upgrading laptops very soon.

I notice that I cannot easily buy a new laptop without VISTA preinstalled.

I have many many dozens of applications installed on my current laptop, and am VERY happy with the current software I own and use.

BUT I do need to upgrade laptops as mine has too little memory (only 512 mb) to run my apps well.

I'm thinking of the Acer Aspire 5100 - with 2 gb ram, etc.
Should I bite the bullet and just reinstall ALL of my apps on a new VISTA laptop and hope for the best?

Or, should I find a laptop with windows xp on it, and just go that (simpler) path?

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Any compelling reasons to upgrade to VISTA?

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Anybody out there who can argue the case for Vista over XP please contribute to this thread. I have mainly only heard of fancy graphics and over zealous security implementation and not much else, so if you would be so kind please fill me in and others(information wise) about the advantages/disadvantages of Vista., for I am having great trouble believing the hype out there.

Vista doesn't even have a new file system ( should have been WinFS or something). Where's the big deal then, or is it another Henry Ford deal i.e. 'You can have any colour as long as it's black', or if your choice is the same as Microsoft's then that's OK then. I do wonder, indeed I do.
 

Answer:Compelling Reasons to get/use Vista

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Many Windows users are looking forward to the imminent release of Microsoft's new operating system. But they may want to wait.

Windows 10 is just about here?and many users (especially those who have been wrestling with Windows 8) are probably eager to upgrade. But even if you can get it now?the upgrade will be sent first to those who signed up for the Windows Insider beta program and then in ?slow waves? to everyone else?you may want to hold off.

Here are nine reasons you might want to put off a Windows 10 upgrade.

1. Your system can?t run it

This may seem obvious, but sometimes it?s the obvious that gets missed. In order to run Windows 10, you need a PC or tablet with a 1GHz processor or faster, 1GB of RAM for 32-bit machines or 2GB for 64-bit machines, 16GB hard disk space for 32-bit machines or 20GB hard disk space for 64-bit machines, a DirectX 9 or later graphics card with a WDDM 1.0 driver and an 800 x 600 display or better. For more details, go to Microsoft?s Windows 10 specifications page.

If your system doesn?t qualify, then you?re going to have to upgrade your hardware before you upgrade your operating system. (Or just buy a new computer with Windows 10 already installed.)




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Answer:9 reasons not to upgrade to Windows 10 -- yet

Possibly the No 1 reason for not upgrading - yet - is that the build that was released to RTM is still very much a "work-in-progress".

A great product for techies, developers and those with the knowledge, skills and time to "play around". But IMHO not a product that is as yet ready for deployment in critical business environments with limited (or non-existent) IT support.

Personally, a cold, snowy, Winter's day over the Christmas holiday season would seem just about the right time to upgrade - if it is not ready by then it never will be.

Viz

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Windows 10 will be released on July 29th, so here's a few things to think about before taking the plunge.

1. It's still a work in progress and has a lot of bugs that need time to be worked out.

2. Not all of your software and hardware will install and work with it.

3. Updates will be forced on you and not allow you to select and hide unneeded ones.
This can cause a conflict with certain software and hardware.
Note: The Microsoft update blocker tool supposedly allows you to change this.

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Answer:Some Reasons Not To Be In A Hurry To Upgrade To Windows 10

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I am perfectly happy with Windows 7 on the desktop, but I did find two reasons for upgrading to Windows 8:

(1) I can now open ISO files natively. I chose not to include a CD-ROM in my machine, so this will come in very handy.

BUT WIN 8 UNFORTUNATELY DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ABILITY TO CREATE ISO FILES. BUMMER.

(2) BitLocker is now included. Encrypting the whole system drive just got a lot easier.

Also the upgrade price is nice.

Since I don't have a DVD, I don't care about the lack of software to play DVDs. That's what TVs are for.

What reasons do other folks have for wanting to upgrade?

Answer:My top 2 reasons to upgrade to Windows 8--share yours

This is true, I'm cutting out my DVD player from my new desktop in lieu of more hard drive space.

My top two reasons I'd say would be the Start Screen and Automatic Maintenance.

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As any new version of Windows, one of the questions which puts any user is "what brings new?",and "Is that worth the upgrade?". And rightly so. Not all new versions bring lots of news and important enough to convince the user or a specific company to invest in upgrade. At Windows 7,Upgrade subject is more sensitive because it comes after Vista, an OS that simply "did not work" for some people.
Windows 7 doesn't comes with revolutionary ideas. Moving step from Vista to Windows 7 is not as big as the one from Windows 2000 to Windows XP, for example. Some people see in Windows 7 a kind of service pack to Vista, which, on the one hand, it is true. First care for those at Microsoft was to Windows 7 image don't look just as rumple as that of Windows Vista. The second was to Windows 7 don't take Vista's problems. Finally, only the third plane had located new functions.

Yes, there are sufficient reasons why it deserves to upgrade to Windows 7. Here are 10 of them, perhaps most important:

1. Running more fluently

I don't go into boring explanations, the essence is that Vista is suffering in certain situations a slow rolling whose fault is somewhere between Aero interface and video card. The problem was repaired in Windows 7 and the new OS is more fluent and respond more quickly to common commands.

In this chapter, Windows 7 it proves to be higher and superior to Windows XP, not only to Vista. On new computers,indifferently they are st... Read more

Answer:10 reasons why it is worth the upgrade to Windows 7

Worth to upgrade?

Post some comments!

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Microsoft appears to have started the count-down for Windows 10 release. They have released a video titled - 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10
Discover why Windows 10 is the best combination of the Windows you already know, plus lots of great improvements you’ll love having. And all of your stuff comes with you, so you’ll be ready to do great things from the get-go.
More posts here about Windows 10.

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I recently purchased my laptop at cyberpowerpc (custom gaming.) specs below. After about a few weeks I have been getting numerous BSODs and all for different reasons. When i check to see my temp, it stays below 65 Celsius. Maybe is there a thing that i need to uninstall or update some old drivers to prevent this from happening or whatever it is please help me. This is happening at around 2 bsod a day .Thank you.
Specs:

Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
CPU
Intel Core i7 @ 2.40GHz 51 ?C
Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
RAM
16.0 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
MS-1762 (SOCKET 0) 28 ?C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel HD Graphics 4000
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M
Hard Drives
238GB ATA ADATA SP900 SCSI Disk Device (SSD) 32 ?C
Optical Drives
Slimtype DVD A DS8A8SH SCSI CdRom Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
If more needed please tell me.

Answer:BSOD for many reasons, mainly during long computer use.

Welcome to SF.

Lots of 1A (Memory_Management) errors.

I'd suggest to start with testing RAM first.

Take memtest. Run for 8 passes and test each stick in a know good slot for an additional 6 passes.
RAM - Test with Memtest86+





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The goal is to test all the RAM sticks and all the motherboard slots.

Check your motherboard manual to ensure the RAM sticks are in the recommended motherboard slots. Some motherboards have very specific slots required for the number of RAM sticks installed.

If you get errors, stop the test and continue with the next step.

1. Remove all but one stick of RAM from your computer (this will be RAM stick #1), and run Memtest86 again, for 7 passes.*Be sure to note the RAM stick, use a piece of tape with a number, and note the motherboard slot.
If this stick passes the test then go to step #3.

2. If RAM stick #1 has errors, repeat the test with RAM stick #2 in the same motherboard slot.*If RAM stick #2 passes, this indicates that RAM stick #1 may be bad. If you want to be absolutely sure, re-test RAM stick #1 in another known good slot.
*If RAM stick #2 has errors, this indicates another possible bad RAM stick, a possible motherboard slot failure or inadequate settings.
3. Test the next stick of RAM (stick #2) in the next motherboard slot.*If this RAM stick has errors repeat step #2 using a known good stick if possible, or another stick.
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Does anyone know if it is possible to easily upgrade an Intel Skylake i5 6400 processor to a KabyLake processor? Based on the socket type, it should be possible...And if this is possible, does this require a BIOS update?The reason I'm asking is that I do a lot of video / graphical editing which requires sufficient processor performance and on the long term, it would be more convenient to use a higher performance processor and -of course- then I would prefer a processor of the latest generation, possibly the i7 7700 or i5 7600 (i5 7600 is much cheaper than i7 7700, although still  significant higher performance than i5 6400).  According the HP website, it is only possible to upgrade with Skylake processors:http://support.hp.com/nl-nl/product/OMEN-by-HP-870-100-Desktop-PC-series/12079703/model/14074075/doc... 

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So for those who have $15 Win 8 keys from 3 years ago....and already used them up on the Win 10 free offer....Are we all screwed if we plan to get new hardware later down the line? Does that mean my Skylake mobo next month won't be compatible with this Win 10 free promo, since supposedly MS records all your info and any changes invalidates transfer?

Anybody here have extra hardware laying around to test and see if $15 keys (or OEM keys for that matter) can be transferred PC to PC at will? Just like the good ol days of Win 7
 

Answer:Planning to upgrade to Skylake, am I screwed transferring my Win 10?

Depends on if your 7/8 was OEM or retail when you upgrade to 10.

If you have retail you can upgrade your MB and reinstall without issues.
 

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Hi, I just ordered the new skylake model of the V15 Nitro Black Edition. Before it arrives, I want to go pick up a RAM upgrade and make that the first order of business. I'm wondering if the 8GB model is using 4GBx2 or 8GBx1? And also, what specs the RAM are so I know what will work with the existing stick? 













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Answer:Acer V15 Nitro Black Edition (Skylake) RAM Upgrade

Hello, Yes of course. You can use HWINFO portable version (no installation). You'll see the brand and the part number of the memory module.

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Windows 10 is a little over a week away and the hype train is in full motion. Microsoft on Sunday published a video primarily targeting those that might still be grappling with the idea of upgrading to its new operating system.

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Answer:Microsoft kicks off Windows 10 countdown with "10 Reasons to Upgrade" video series

Yeah, Windows 10 <b>literally</b> combines start menu and tiles...exactly what <b>nobody</b> asked for. We wanted tiles on the desktop, ala a new breed of gadgets. The obvious goal is to keep pushing people towards the start screen and limited, dumbed-down mobile apps on the PC. Yeah..not gonna happen. Windows 10 will tank just as bad if not worse than Windows 8 due to Microsoft's obsession with copying all of the competitions <I>worst</I> aspects.
 

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Question: Upgrade reasons.

Hi all, I am thinking about upgrading from win 2000 to XP but I have to convince my fatherwhy we should. Can you all help me so I can give him 5 reasons for wanting to upgrade to Windows XP? Thanks to all who help.

Answer:Upgrade reasons.

Security for his personal Information.
(in theory)

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Firefox 6 is here. So far, I haven't received any notification pushing the latest Mozilla browser, but my wife has, so I assume it is just a matter of time. When my Mozilla overlords come knocking, though, I'm not sure I want to get on the Firefox 6 train.
The dust has barely settled on the last "major upgrade"--but that is the product roadmap strategy Mozilla is sticking to. With that in mind, here are four reasons I would just as soon not download and install Firefox 6.

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Answer:Firefox 6: Four Reasons Not to Upgrade

In my opinion, even there isn't a major feature, the pros here bugs and vulnerabilities were fixed which is the main important.
 

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It's that time of the year to reformat.

I primarily use my PC for gaming and do light encoding on the side if needed. Other than that its all standard fare (videos, porn, music, etc).

Any reason to go with Windows 8 over Windows 7 given my uses? I wouldn't mind trying something new but, ya know, Windows 7 just works and I know it works.

Thoughts? Thanks!
 

Answer:Reformatting...good reasons to upgrade to W8 for gaming?

Gaming benchmarks have showed that 7 and 8 are identical +/- 1-2%. Windows 8 runs about the same amount of services and memory as 7 does, so I don't expect it to be faster in processing. 8 does however scale down very well, even better than 7. People with old computers (Pentium D/Centrino/Athlon - with 1GB of ram) that have 7, may get a performance boost going to 8.

On a modern rig, you would pick Windows 8 if you wanted the feature set. Keep in mind that they have also removed some multimedia capabilities from 8 though.
 

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I have a clean Vista Home Premium System and am quite happy with performance (no crashes, everything runs fine). Are there any good reasons that I should upgrade to Win 7. I have a 32-bit, so going to 64 Win 7 would mean fresh install. I don't want to do that so I would just be upgrading to Win 7 32-bit.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-62, x64 Family 15 Model 104 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3453 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon X1250, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 236973 MB, Free - 105744 MB; F: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 604554 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite P305D, Not Applicable , 58121201W
Antivirus: Sunbelt VIPRE, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Any Good Reasons to Upgrade from Vista to Win 7?

I think you answered your own question. There's no big advantage to going from Vista to 7 if you're happy with what you have.
 

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According to several sources, Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs seem to have a microcode bug.
See e.g https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/25/intel_skylake_kaby_lake_microcode_bug/.
Disabling hyper-theading is recommended as a work-around. 
Is Dell planning  a BIOS/UEFI upgrade to address the issue?

Answer:New UEFI/BIOS upgrade planned to solve Intel's Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU microcode bug?

You might check the driver download page for your system.  Mine has a big yellow message concerning a new Bios being in the works.

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Hi. I'm running win 7 and the upgrade to win 10 is almost becoming nagware! I don't feel to upgrade right now but I still want the opportunity to do so at a later date. Is there a timeframe where I have to decide or can I do it at any time I choose? Thanks.

Answer:windows 10 upgrade. How long do i have?

You have until July 29, 2016 to use the free upgrade offer.

You can wait until later if you want.

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I've been hearing that the Windows 10 update will take a few hours. Is this true? I don't want to have to leave my computer plugged in while it updates but I want to make sure that I have enough power to get it done?

Answer:How long will the Windows 10 upgrade take?

Leave it plugged in. Can take 1 hour to infinity

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I am trying to use a 3rd party external GPU enclosure that attaches via thunderbolt, and when attached, I got the message pop-up that external GPU support was not enabled by the vendor, and as such the device will likely not work? Has Dell locked the Latitude 7480 down to no external GPU support?

Answer:Latitude 7480 - Thunderbolt 3 - Thunderbolt software say external GPU support not enabled?

Probably.  I read somewhere that since Dell is pushing their Alienware external GPU stuff that uses a proprietary connection, they never enabled external GPU support via Thunderbolt.  

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Hi,
I myself own an XPS 15 9550 and noticed that I was not getting the full Thunderbolt 3 speedover it's Thunderbolt 3 port. I expected speeds around 2700MB/s, because of the overhead withthe theoretical gross speed of 3870MB/s, but I only ever got 1400MB/s out of it.
I did some digging and found out that none of the XPS notebooks with Thunderbolt 3 are evenable to achieve the full TB3 speeds, because they are only connected with two PCI Express lanes (x2.3).You can read more about this on the following links:Dell Subreddit PostChipset Digging on Forum

Thunderbolt 3 and the promised speeds were the MAIN REASON I even bought this notebook.I feel very cheated here.

Answer:XPS 13/15 9530, 9550, 9630 can only reach Thunderbolt 2 speeds over Thunderbolt 3 port.

I also own a 9550 and feel the same :(

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I heard a rumor that the Windows 10 upgrade will not be free forever, is this true? I haven't got it yet and would like to know if there was a time frame that I have to stick to to get it for free.

Answer:How long will the Windows 10 upgrade be free?

1 year from July 29th 2015.

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How long does it take to get W10 after reserving

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade taking too long??

Why wait, get it now as an .iso or DVD file or USB and install whenever you want. Microsoft Link from Fruit Bat /\0/\ click here it's just taken me less than an hour.
Download then use the media creation tool to create your own installation media with either a USB flash drive or a DVD. The tool provides file formats optimised for download speed and can be used to create ISO files

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I have delayed upgrading to Windows 10 due to concerns about privacy in Windows 10.
How long is the free upgrade offer available for? I am using Win 8 Profeessional, Euro edition.

Answer:How long is the free Windows 10 upgrade available for?

The free upgrade is available until July 28, 2016. After that there will be a cost (as yet unannounced) unless the policy is changed. Once the upgrade is done it is valid for the life of the device. You cannot transfer it to another.

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Because I didn't liked USB 3.0 ethernet chipsets and USB-based ethernet cannot bear some network-intensive tasks, I wanted to use PCIe-based Thunderbolt ethernet controller on my XPS 15 9550. As there is no Thunderbolt 3 "PCIe" ethernet adapter (except docks), I chose to buy Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter and Thunderbolt 2-based ethernet adapter.
I plugged it into the XPS 15 9550 (tested with BIOS 1.1.19, 1.2.14, 1.2.16 and latest Thunderbolt firmware with NVM version 16), and the PCIe device did not pop up. Instead, only USB billboard device is appearing saying that "Alternate Mode configuration not attempted". Both Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.10 failed to detect the device. I moved this configuration to MSI GS63 laptop, and it detected ethernet controller successfully (that laptop utilizing NVM firmware version 18).
It seems that other vendors are affected with lower NVM firmware version involving setup with Thunderbolt adapter: see the case of Lenovo too. Do you have planned Thunderbolt NVM firmware update for XPS 15 9550? Looks like XPS 13 9360 is using newer Thunderbolt NVM firmware version, though.

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I only use IE (6, currently) to do windows updates. At all other times, I use Firefox (except for the occasional page that only works in IE, in which case an IE Tab is opened from firefox).

Now it's showing up as a required update, and although I'm not worried about authentication, as both of my systems are legit, I played around with IE7 before my reformat of my Dell, and was thoroughly unimpressed.
 

Answer:Is there any compelling reason for me to install IE7?

If you don't use IE6 very often, then there's probably not much reason to jump to IE7 at this point. It might be good to get it on there if you are one of those people who are usually helping other people through stuff. I've noticed a growing number of my companies customers are making the switch. might be helpful to know your way around it.
 

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So months ago my machine suffered a gradual power supply failure (i.e. the supply would kick in for a second on startup and then cut out). Now, at the time I was in the middle of my thesis and was wraught with frustration, so I probably tried repeatedly starting it one too many times over that week, because after I finally installed a new PS, I started getting display problems. Things would look fine, then I'd get ghost-effects on my pixels, then it would gradually snap back into place and then out of sync again for various periods of time. In addition, the digital output wasn't working -- had to switch back to VGA.

I figured I had shorted something on my video card, so yesterday I finally went to get a new one (after having just bought one four months ago). The problem, alas, still exists. I also know it's not my monitor, as my roommate used it for three weeks while I was away and she it was perfectly clear for her.

So the question is, what besides my video card and monitor could be causing display problems like this?

Thanks for your help.

Best,
Gradually damaged vision
 

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I Have IE 10 But Can't Find it to Switch then How do I bring it Down to the Taskbar Start Menue

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I decided to get the free upgrade to windows 10 and I have filled out the reservation and I have downloaded windows 10 as well. But when It says that I have to upgrade it, it takes forever to upgrade. It just gives me a screen that says "Working on it...". I have been waiting for 1 and a half hour already. It doesnt even say a % number, what should I do?

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Its been like an hour and its still "preparing for the upgrade"

Answer:Windows 10 stuck on preparing for the upgrade. How long should this take?

4 hours for me.

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Ok, a while a go i bought a new pc (acer m7720). Back then Vista was installed. Now last friday i got my "free" upgrade from acer. I read some info on the internet, stating that with my PC and settings and so on, the upgrading should be done in 2 hours. The first time i ran it, i let it run for about 48 hours. By that time the gathering of settings, userfiles and applications (rough translation from dutch to english) was at about 77%. I figured this was due to the fact that the pc wasnt connected to the internet all the time (as it said it required internet). After that first time i ran it again and its now at 32% (also still gathrering of settings userfiles and applications). Now im wondering if someone has any idea on what i am doing wrong. A last thing that might be the problem is the following: at the beginning of the upgrade it warned me of 1 driver and some applications not being compatable yet with windows 7, though i could still proceed the installation. I hope someone has any idea on what could be the problem.

Answer:windows 7 upgrade taking extremely long

There could be any number of things; It should be connected to the Internet. I am not sure how the installer handles that situation, but given that it is required, then my supposition is that every time the OS tries to install a driver, it looks for an Internet connection to see if there is an updated driver. Depending on how long it takes for the system to time out, there may be a delay of 30-60 seconds before the installer tries to continue.

It also depends on how full your hard drive is, available ram, etc. Really, there are quite a few things that could effect installation time.

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If I update to Windows 10 (currently have 8.1 now), and I need to reload Windows 10 down the line, will it still remain activated?

Answer:Windows 10 Upgrade, how long will it remain active?

Originally Posted by comptech520 If I update to Windows 10 (currently have 8.1 now), and I need to reload Windows 10 down the line, will it still remain activated? Yes

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I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 with windows Vista 32 bit. I know it's possible to upgrade these successfully to windows seven from what I've read on the Lenovo Forums. Just to be safe I decided to run the upgrade adviser tool. It says it should only take a few mins to scan, but I've ran the thing for 45+ mins and it still keeps going. Is this normal for it to take more then "a few mins"?

Answer:Windows 7 Upgrade Adviser taking too long?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by SectorStar


I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 with windows Vista 32 bit. I know it's possible to upgrade these successfully to windows seven from what I've read on the Lenovo Forums. Just to be safe I decided to run the upgrade adviser tool. It says it should only take a few mins to scan, but I've ran the thing for 45+ mins and it still keeps going. Is this normal for it to take more then "a few mins"?


Nope it isn't. To be honest you really dont want to upgrade from vista. You import any problems you have into a new system. MS recommends clean as do most of us

Ken

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I see a lot of excitement over Win 10 with some actually using it as their main OS. I installed it in a VM the first day is was available and have played with it quite a bit. It's definitely interesting but I'm not chomping at the bit to upgrade to it.

The main thing that everyone seems to like is the Start Menu. I stopped using the Start Menu back in Win 2000 when I discovered Toolbars. The combination of Toolbars and the ability for me to pin my oft used programs to the Taskbar has made the Start Menu redundant for me which is why I didn't miss it in Win 8. I don't use anything like Classic Shell in Win 8 because I never saw the need.

Another thing that people seem to like is Windowed MUI apps. It's interesting that MUI apps can be resized and all but the fact is that I don't use MUI apps on my desktop where running them windowed might make sense. I only run MUI apps on my Win 8 tablet where the screen is small enough that running them Windowed doesn't make sense and I really only want to run them full screen.

Virtual desktops sounds interesting but I would need to rethink how I currently do things in order to make use of them.

Continuum and Cortana seem like they'd be worth a look at when they're delivered but I'm not that interested in either of those features.

To me, it looks like W10 is capable and usable to the point where I would use it if it came installed on a machine I bought or if I wanted to buy an OS to install on a machine I was building but (just l... Read more

Answer:Win 10 Tech Preview is interesting but not compelling

It was a step back for me. The 2 Metro Apps that I use can't be resized small enough in Windows 10, to be snapped side by side on my 19 inch screen. It's easily doable in Windows 8.1 though.

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On a home built computer, have tried upgrading 3 times and the longest I waited was 36 hours, and still nothing. I have to restart my computer a couple times before it goes back to the previous installation in order to get my computer back.

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I have requested the upgrade for my PC over 4 weeks ago and all I have is the note, saying that the Windows is still validating my PC does anyone knows how long it may take till I receive the update? Thank you!

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Have had message to say my lap top and apps etc are compatible with windows 10. Have tried to download, but this has been running for 3+ hours. Info indicates it should take between 20 mins to 1 hour. Am I doing something wrong.

Answer:Trying to upgrade to windows 10 has been running for 3 hours this seems too long, any suggestions?

At which part are you stuck precisely? Is the device updating currently? you should see % on the screen which indicates how far along you are and there are three stages to every update. It doesn't necessarily take just 20 minutes
If you need additional help or have more questions or details to share, please join the site so you can reply in this thread... Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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I7 processor, 8GB memory 128 GB boot drive 85% full, 300 GB 10k RPM data drive 1/2 full.

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Hello,

Dell just release a new Thunderbolt firmware 4.26.03.001 ,A07
I installed it, and it seems to have destroyed my external HDMI port.
I tested it with different monitors and cables.
On some monitors the colors are inverted (white goes black). Some monitors don't display anything.

I hope the upgrade caused no hardware defect to the HDMI port.
Unfortunately I cannot find the old Thunderbolt firmware to got back.

Regards
Oliver

Answer:XPS 9550: Latest Thunderbolt firmware upgrade destroys HDMI port

Same. Installed the new firmware successfully, restarted and now my HDMI port is more or less dead. The Laptop still detects the external monitor but it won't output anything.
Tried reinstalling the Intel HD Graphics driver, changing resolution, different cable, different monitor... nothing helps.

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Ive read that Lga1151 usb 2.0 port will not work on windows 7 during installation. So it means it will only work on usb3.0 during installing OS.

Ive also read that you can only install it using dvd drive.

My question is that after installing win7 using dvd drive. Will the usb 2.0 work after?

Answer:Windows 7 on skylake CPU

Most motherboard manufacturers have a workaround for the USB 2.0 issue--such as a BIOS setting or a way to inject the proper drivers into a Windows 7 ISO.

It's not true that you can install only from a DVD. I did not use a DVD when I rebuilt 2 months ago.

Yes, your USB 2.0 ports will work later.

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Ive read that Lga1151 usb 2.0 port will not work on windows 7 during installation. So it means it will only work on usb3.0 during installing OS.

Ive also read that you can only install it using dvd drive.

My question is that after installing win7 using dvd drive. Will the usb 2.0 work after?

Answer:Windows 7 on skylake CPU

Most motherboard manufacturers have a workaround for the USB 2.0 issue--such as a BIOS setting or a way to inject the proper drivers into a Windows 7 ISO.

It's not true that you can install only from a DVD. I did not use a DVD when I rebuilt 2 months ago.

Yes, your USB 2.0 ports will work later.

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Recently the whatsapp app recommended an upgrade which I did. After that, the icon of whatsapp can't be seen on the home screen, though it can be launched from the fastlane. But even after using it the icon is not seen and I can use it only on fastlane.
How do I bring the icon back?

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Hello all,
 
I am seriously racking my brain on this one.  I have tried just about everything that I can find and think of to get this to work.  Now I have two different models of Lenovo one is a desktop and one is a laptop. 
 
Laptop: Lenovo thinkpad E560 i5 6200u 4GB ram 500GB hdd. https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Lenovo-ThinkPad-E560-20EV-15.6in-Core-i5-6200U-4-GB-RAM-500-GB-HDD/3890879.aspx?pfm=srh
Desktop: Lenovo thinkpad m900 Tiny i5 6500t 4GB ram 500GB hdd https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Lenovo-ThinkCentre-M900-10FM-Core-i5-6500T-2.5-GHz-4-GB-500-GB/3902931.aspx?enkwrd=10FM0007US&pfm=srh
 
Here is my issue.  I have a custom image for the place that I work at, that is installed on a bootable usb created from rufus.  I know this has not been corrupted because it works on older systems without any issue.  When I load this image on either machine I can get past the section where you chose the language and time ect.  Then it has a big button to install windows 7, after that point I get the message "A required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing.  If you have a drive floppy disk, cd, dvd, or usb flash please insert now.  
 
I have tried everything from uefi booting enable, legacy boot enable.  There is even a usb emulation on the desktop model, the keyboard and mouse did not work without it when trying to pick the language and time.
 
The only thing that I have not been able to try is a ... Read more

Answer:Lenovo Skylake and Windows 7

I don't think its an Intel or MS problem, not sure why you think it is an Intel one... I'm just going off the top of my head here though. If it is a USB installer from work... its possible that it is a network installer and goes out to a network share and grabs the .iso file it needs. Then there is also the question of why you are installing Windows from work on your personal machine. But that is my security coming out.. I assume you have a legitimate reason/approval to do so.

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So, I work in an enterprise environnent and we have very specific software regarding some VERY specific work we do. All machines are running windows 7. I received word that new machines won't even support Windows 7. Dell said, the chipset, won't even support Windows 7.

Which, given our history here seems unheard of for a 2 year old OS to permanently remove the older OS. After some digging I found the following:

Windows 10 Embracing Silicon Innovation

"Windows 10 will be the only supported Windows platform on Intel?s upcoming ?Kaby Lake? silicon, Qualcomm?s upcoming ?8996? silicon, and AMD?s upcoming ?Bristol Ridge? silicon."

Ugh...

This caught me off guard. The article details pretty much a support drop off time of June 17, 2017.


 

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Hi, Today , i bought laptop HP Probook 440 G3 with Skylake CPU inside. I inserted the Windows 7 disc , then used USB stick but i still couldn't see any drive for installing. I only have Windows 7 key  , and I just want to use windows 7 (  I used to use Win 7 and most of my special softwares can run smoothly on Windows 7 ) How can I install windows 7 on Skylake CPU ? Thank you so much.

Answer:Install windows 7 on Skylake CPU ( HP 440 G3 , I5 6600U )

Press the ESC key when the HP logo appears during boot up, enter the bios then navigate to "bios options" then look for "apply factory defaults/settings" your optical drive should work again.

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I built a new pc recently, which runs a Skylake motherboard. (Specs, DDR4 hyperX 2133, 6600k, 660ti, 750watt rm corsair, Asus p7170i pro iTX motherboard.
The computer will crash when put under load, in games for example. When this happens the entire PC will hard lock for a couple of seconds, including the mouse cursor, and then carry on locking up worse and worse until i forcibly restart the PC.
I have tested and replaced EVERY component in the entire PC, this is no joke.
I immediately tested a different graphics card, different powersupply, and replaced every component in the entire PC. Apart from the RAM, which i took 1 stick out, and tested both times with each stick. (i memtested the RAM and its fine). And it is not overheating.... already tested of course.
At this stage, my opinion is that Skylake has an absolutely insanely bad compatibility bug. I even used Windows 10, and 8.1. And about 4 different Nvidia Drivers, clean installed 10+ times, used different harddrives. Memtested the RAM, took 1 stick out and tested that.
I have also bought a totally different 6600k, and a new motherboard. I'm about to refund the entire system in the matter of a few days and never go back to Skylake again. Any ideas?
Also when i installed a valid windows 10 key it made the PC a lot more stable and take it 5 times longer to crash for some strange reason. The OS is also clean and from intels offical download.

Answer:Skylake Freezing under load Windows 10

No idea really but if you have UEFI then your hard drive should be set as GPT and not limited to MBR.

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My corporate office has told me that we will be using Dell Precision 5510 laptops in the future and our office uses Windows 7 Enterprise because we need bitlocker on them.  Dell has a fully functional Windows 7 Pro disc which I can download and install
with no issues.  The BIOS is configured for legacy and the drive is configured in AHCI mode when I do the installation.
If I attempt to install directly from our Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise disc from Microsoft as part of our enterprise agreement, I get the error "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.  If you have a driver floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash
drive, please insert it now."  This error happens because I have a Skylake based laptop with only USB3 (no USB2).  When I attempt to inject the proper drivers into the install.wim and boot.wim files that are in the sources folder I no longer
get this error, but the installer cannot see the hard drive unless I change the bios to UEFI and RAID.
Even though the windows installer can now see the hard drive, I cannot install to it.  I get the error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  The computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.  Ensure that the disk's controller
is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
I have attempted injecting the MS KB2990941 and KB3087873 into the disc since these are supposed to add NVME support to Windows 7.  I change the BIOS back to legacy and... Read more

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Hello i've build a custom pc (click here and i installed win10 pro via usb! Installed drivers for mobo and gpu all well until a couple days ago while i had 2 browsers on, opera, chrome, one of them couldn't open properly and the other one was flickering! Tought it was gpu drivers problem since it was updated couple hrs prior through game ready app.
So unistalled the gpu drivers and tried to install the ones i fisrt installed and that's where drivers failed to do so! after that whatever drivers or .exe app i'm trying to install all i get is a failled installation errors and even blue screens! Made a new clear installation but problem remains couldn't finish installing drivers!Windows 10 installed custom drivers but i can't even install java or flash players cause i get error msgs! Took the pc to a repair shop and yet all i got is "i don't kno why it does that" Plz help

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Just got a Dell XPS 8910 with the i7-6700k skylake which comes with Windows 10 installed.
I would like to install windows 7.

Following this video made a windows 7 bootable USB from a dell windows 7 ultimate disc. How to install Windows 7 on Skylake platform using USB device - YouTube

When I am on the 8910 and try booting to the USB though the keyboard and mouse still dont work, not sure why. Bios are still UEFI. Would like to install this to the HDD it came with not the SSD and test that Windows 7 even works on skylake. (oddly if i hit cntrl-alt-delete in the same screen it reboots.) The computer has 3 sets of USB ports

Any suggestions to make it work or bios settings? There are some odd ones with the 8910 I have not seen before such as load optional rom and something about loading OS [2].

Here is the USB layout, I have tried the 3.0 3.1 2.0 and nothing seems to work...
XPS 8910 Desktop - Intel i7 Quad Core Processor | Dell Philippines


thank you.

Answer:How to install Windows 7 on Skylake Dell XPS 8910

First, make your Factory Recover disks. If something goes wrong, you can get back your computer as it came from factory.
You don't have mouse and keyboard because your motherboard has USB 3.0 and Win 7 doesn't has the the driver.
Look my tutorial
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's

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Hi. I install Windows 7 professional 32 bit on my new Vostro 3559 , Latitude E5470 and Latitude E5570.
With new cpu lineup, i see only 1,9\2,3Gb available on  o.s.
With last notebook ( Vostro 3558, Latitude E5450 and Latitutde E5550), I see 3.0\3,2Gb available on o.s.
Help ;)

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Dell has Windows 7 64 bit drivers for this model on their support site and I took the USB 3.0 chipset driver and slip streamed it into the installation ISO to get past the final OS installation point, but once the laptop boots to the Windows 7 desktop, the three USB 3.0 ports no longer work. I've switched between both UEFI/Legacy with all the same results. With no CD/DVD drive, there is no way to install the remaining drivers. I also slip streamed in the offered LAN driver, but it's not functional when Windows 7 opens. I also tried loading the drivers onto a separate USB drive to load at the final installation spot, but the computer says "no drivers found" on the drive. What am I missing? Thanks in advance, for any possible help.

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Specs
Motherboard: ASUS Z170 Pro-Gaming
CPU: I5-6600K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (CMK16GX4M2A2666C16R)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

My system is about 5 months old and its was running perfectly fine for a few months at stock speeds (No overclock) with fresh Window 10 install (Not upgraded from Window 7/8). A few months ago, I began experiencing BSODs on startup that leaves the system stuck in a boot loop.

BSOD messages I received include:
IRQL not less or equal
System service exception

I was able to boot into safe mode on several occasions and thinking that this was a software/driver issue and not a hardware problem, I decided to reinstall Windows 10. However, when reinstalling, my system will BSOD as it starts to boot from my USB installation media. The same BSOD happens even when I took out non-essential cards such as GPU and my wireless adapter.

During troubleshooting, I also ran Memtest86+ overnight for over 10 passes and ended up with no errors.

Recently, I managed to install Windows when I configure the CPU (via UEFI BIOS) to use only one of its cores. In fact, everything seems ok whether I use 1/2 or 3 cores. It is only when I use all 4 cores that the startup BSOD loop appears.

I have attached the crash dumps from BSODs that I get when all 4 cores are active so hopefully someone can enlighten me on what?s wrong with my rig. Although my rig is technically ?worki... Read more

Answer:BSOD on Skylake build - During startup / Installation of Windows 10

Most of them aren't exactly specific pointing to something.
However, this part sounds like a faulty CPU (core).





Recently, I managed to install Windows when I configure the CPU (via UEFI BIOS) to use only one of its cores. In fact, everything seems ok whether I use 1/2 or 3 cores. It is only when I use all 4 cores that the startup BSOD loop appears.





Diagnostic Test

 CPU TEST

Run Intel Diagnostics Test and IntelBurnTest to stress test your CPU. Prime95 - Stress Test Your CPU & CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest - Windows 7 Help Forums


   Note
If you're overclocking anything, please stop it and set everything back to default while troubleshooting
   Warning
Your CPU temperatures will rise quickly while under this stress test. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.
If either of the test shows an error, there is no need to run the other test as it shows a faulty CPU.

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Specs
Motherboard: ASUS Z170 Pro-Gaming
CPU: I5-6600K
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (CMK16GX4M2A2666C16R)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC GAMING ACX 2.0+
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB

My system is about 5 months old and its was running perfectly fine for a few months at stock speeds (No overclock) with fresh Window 10 install (Not upgraded from Window 7/8). A few months ago, I began experiencing BSODs on startup that leaves the system stuck in a boot loop.

BSOD messages I received include:
IRQL not less or equal
System service exception

I was able to boot into safe mode on several occasions and thinking that this was a software/driver issue and not a hardware problem, I decided to reinstall Windows 10. However, when reinstalling, my system will BSOD as it starts to boot from my USB installation media. The same BSOD happens even when I took out non-essential cards such as GPU and my wireless adapter.

During troubleshooting, I also ran Memtest86+ overnight for over 10 passes and ended up with no errors.

Recently, I managed to install Windows when I configure the CPU (via UEFI BIOS) to use only one of its cores. In fact, everything seems ok whether I use 1/2 or 3 cores. It is only when I use all 4 cores that the startup BSOD loop appears.

I have attached the crash dumps from BSODs that I get when all 4 cores are active so hopefully someone can enlighten me on what?s wrong with my rig. Although my rig is technically ?worki... Read more

Answer:BSOD on Skylake build - During startup / Installation of Windows 10

Most of them aren't exactly specific pointing to something.
However, this part sounds like a faulty CPU (core).





Recently, I managed to install Windows when I configure the CPU (via UEFI BIOS) to use only one of its cores. In fact, everything seems ok whether I use 1/2 or 3 cores. It is only when I use all 4 cores that the startup BSOD loop appears.





Diagnostic Test

 CPU TEST

Run Intel Diagnostics Test and IntelBurnTest to stress test your CPU. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/19792/Intel-Processor-Diagnostic-Tool & CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest - Windows 7 Help Forums


   Note
If you're overclocking anything, please stop it and set everything back to default while troubleshooting
   Warning
Your CPU temperatures will rise quickly while under this stress test. Keep a keen eye on them and abort the test if overheating occurs.
If either of the test shows an error, there is no need to run the other test as it shows a faulty CPU.

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My corporate office has told me that we will be using Dell Precision 5510 laptops in the future and our office uses Windows 7 Enterprise because we need bitlocker on them.  Dell has a fully functional Windows 7 Pro disc which I can download and install with no issues.  The BIOS is configured for legacy and the drive is configured in AHCI mode when I do the installation.
If I attempt to install directly from our Windows 7 SP1 Enterprise disc from Microsoft as part of our enterprise agreement, I get the error "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.  If you have a driver floppy disc, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now."  This error happens because I have a Skylake based laptop with only USB3 (no USB2).  When I attempt to inject the proper drivers into the install.wim and boot.wim files that are in the sources folder I no longer get this error, but the installer cannot see the hard drive unless I change the bios to UEFI and RAID.
Even though the windows installer can now see the hard drive, I cannot install to it.  I get the error "Windows cannot be installed to this disk.  The computer's hardware may not support booting to this disk.  Ensure that the disk's controller is enabled in the computer's BIOS menu."
I have attempted injecting the MS KB2990941 and KB3087873 into the disc since these are supposed to add NVME support to Windows 7.  I change the BIOS back to legacy an... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Enterprise on Skylake/NVMe (Precision 5510)

Greetings Winklema,
Thanks for your question. Please note I'm not an expert on this topic. I was just speaking with my colleague here and found out there's some kind of firmware limit that won't allow to install from disk. The recommendation is to use MDT. Here are the instructions: www.dell.com/.../en
Hope that helps. If you have any further questions on this topic they'd probably be over my head :)

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Not really a surprise I suppose:

Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows

Now, it does specifically state that it's related more to commercial "customers" than consumers but, if the support exists for the OSes then it'll trickle back down to consumers. Of course, they re-emphasize that future chipsets including Kaby Lake (the next one after Skylake) will not receive support for Windows 7/8/8.1 and only for Windows 10 so, we'll see what happens when it happens.

At least for current 7/8/8.1 users that means a few more years of support in terms of bug fixes and security updates even if they have to be tracked down and installed manually. After 2020, who knows, I'll probably start using macOS full time.
 

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We are imaging our computers in SCCM, we use the BIOS Scripts to take ownership of the TPM chips and to provision bitlocker.  This is working fine, its the final step in the process of adding our PIN to the bitlocker drive that fails.  The machine is giving an error "The BIOS did not correctly communicat with the Trusted Platform Module (TPM).  Contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions." The machine is running the latest posted availalbe BIOS:  Bios revision level: M16KT32A Bios block revision level: 1.32  Bios Date: 5/3/2017 Machine type and model: 10M8S0HU00 The original configuration is an NVMe drive, in thought that this could be causing the issue, we removed this drive and placed a standard SATA hard drive in it and receive the same error.  As another test we put our windows 10 task sequence on it and it worked without issue. The only difference is that the Boot mode for Windows 7 to work with the NVMe is only available to the LEGACY.  The Boot mode for Windows 10 is using UEFI. I have attached 2 screenshots that show the error we receive in windows 7.  This command runs during the task sequence and fails, we tried it in the OS as well and receive the error. Please help ASAP, this is affecting our T470 model as well.  We need to certify these devices asap.

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Hi All,

I would like to know more about Windows 7 support for the Intel Kaby lake/Skylake CPUs. What will happen when I deploy windows 7 OS onto a new laptop/desktop with that CPU?


My understanding is that one of the follow two scenarios will occur.
1)Windows updates will be downloaded and installed as per normal but they won't be tested for that platform/OS combination. So MS won't provide any support if the behavior of some software changes.
2)There might be some logic built into the updates so that when it detects windows 7 with kaby/skylake, the updates will simply not be installed.


Also, to add to the above - Will deploying the patches via SCCM/WSUS influence the above behavior?

I have already conducted some research, but couldn't get to the answer.



Regards,
Gerhard

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Hi,
 
First, I'm not sure if this kind of discussion is allowed here, so, I'm not sure if I have the right to ask this but if this topic was to be closed, I would like to be informed about where is the right place to post this.
 
But I wanted to question what are the real threats presented to XP so people "MUST" upgrade as I see many people say. They say it's an obsolete OS (although many applications and plugins still install just fine) and incredibly unsecure.
 
So, let's say that the user it's not a total beginner on computers (would happily click on the "get your prize" ads and read fake bank emails and get scared) nor a total expert (works with security in an IT sector of a company and already seen enough to be scared of security holes).
It's just a guy who knows how to keep an antivirus updated and to enter only known major sites (facebook, outlook.com, google websites, netflix, amazon, etc.) and not to download software from blogs, and rarely reads email, using social networks to communicate instead.
 
What kind of threat is this user really exposed to? Like, in detail, what security hole it is and what does it do to the PC, that should urge this user so much to upgrade and get away from XP, a known extremely stable OS?
 
Really makes me curious to see people recomend so passionately to upgrade just because of the EOL of the OS.

 

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Hi,
 
First, I'm not sure if this kind of discussion is allowed here, so, I'm not sure if I have the right to ask this but if this topic was to be closed, I would like to be informed about where is the right place to post this.
 
But I wanted to question what are the real threats presented to XP so people "MUST" upgrade as I see many people say. They say it's an obsolete OS (although many applications and plugins still install just fine) and incredibly unsecure.
 
So, let's say that the user it's not a total beginner on computers (would happily click on the "get your prize" ads and read fake bank emails and get scared) nor a total expert (works with security in an IT sector of a company and already seen enough to be scared of security holes).
It's just a guy who knows how to keep an antivirus updated and to enter only known major sites (facebook, outlook.com, google websites, netflix, amazon, etc.) and not to download software from blogs, and rarely reads email, using social networks to communicate instead.
 
What kind of threat is this user really exposed to? Like, in detail, what security hole it is and what does it do to the PC, that should urge this user so much to upgrade and get away from XP, a known extremely stable OS?
 
Really makes me curious to see people recomend so passionately to upgrade just because of the EOL of the OS.

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I just set up my M700 Thinkcentre today.  I ordered it with Windows 10 because they wanted me to pay a downgrade price for windows 7.  Because I already have a copy of Windows 7 Professional, I thought I could save my money and install my copy of Windows 7 on this machine.
 
I already disabled the boot security and was able to boot from the optical drive, but the loading of the disk couldn't complete, like I've read elsewhere.  Is it even possible for me to downgrade to Windows 7?  I really need to do this because I have several programs that are not compatible with Windows 10.  Furthermore, Windows 10 just deletes these programs without my permission.  Other annoying bugs like the start menu failing haven't been fixed in a long time, apparently.
 
Mod:  edit Subject line with system type
 
Larry













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:ThinkCentre (Skylake): Can't downgrade windows 10 to windows 7

On my somewhat older ThinkCentre, I had to change the BIOS boot setting to 'Legacy' for it to boot a Win 7 install DVD. 

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Because some don't like Windows 8:

Second in a series. To upgrade or not to upgrade, that is the question. With the public release of Windows 8 following closely around the corner, it's time to sit down and take a good look at what makes Windows 8 a worthwhile upgrade, which is why I've prepared a list of eight important Windows 8 features that shouldn't be the reason for everyone to upgrade to the latest desktop operating system from Microsoft.

Windows 8 is a mixed bag, and it's all because of its new UI -- and there's no escaping the fact that it will always be one of the most controversial features and one of the most debated "benefits" of adopting the latest version of the popular operating system. In all honestly, judging Windows 8 by its new interface alone is like judging a book by its cover, so let's dive a little deeper into the newly added features of Windows 8 and dissect the ones that do not make it a worthwhile upgrade for everyone.

If my colleague Wayne Williams has "Eight good reasons to upgrade to Windows 8", I have eight good reasons why you shouldn't upgrade. So without further ado...Click to expand...

Source
 

Answer:Eight reasons why Windows 8 Is NOT for you

3. Microsoft account is required. Windows 8 provides two methods of authentication, one using a local account and the second relying on a Microsoft account. The only way to get access to complete Windows 8 functionality is to use the latter, basically forcing you to apply for a Microsoft account in order to benefit from all features. Want to use a Google account? Tough luck. Features like Windows Store only work with Microsoft account. If you do not have one or do not want to create one just for Windows 8 you're out of luck.Click to expand...

So explain this to me, because i seem to be missing something. When Microsoft does this, it's bad. but when Apple does the same thing, everything is just dandy?
 

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Can someone explain what will happen if I try to run windows 7 on Kaby Lake? Will my computer explode? I understand that Windows 7 won't be able to use the new Speed Shift and Turbo Boost 3.0 technology, but will Windows 7 run at all? Also, I see after July
2018 critical updates will only be addressed for systems running on Skylake. So does this mean if I am running Windows 7 on Haswell I'm out of luck, no security updates for me?

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/windowsitpro/2016/03/18/updates-to-support-policy-for-skylake-devices-running-windows-7-and-windows-8-1/

Jacen

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My computer has suddenly started making some sort of sound? (not sure if to define it as a beep - actually maybe its more similar to windows logon sound) sound for no reason

seems to be random, sometimes it will make sound once a minute, sometimes it wont make sound for a few minutes, sometimes it will make sound more then once a minute

sound is coming from extrenal speakers not internal

Last thing I did before it was beeping is to install a windows hotfix and restart, which is when this sound started

other then these sounds, the computer seems to be working fine... how do I identify the problem?

Answer:windows keeps doing sound for no reasons

ok one event i noticed it happens persistently is when I close a notepad document..does that help pinpoint the problem at all???

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If anyone can provide a work around for these please let me know

1.) Class menu is no longer available in windows 7...

2.) you can no longer make a tool bar dock on the right or left side of your screen which is my favorite feature of xp and vista....

Someone please help>?

Answer:2 Reasons why I HATE Windows 7

As far as the toolbar dock area on the right, MS mentioned they specifically locked 3rd parties out from having access to that area. The reason was they focused on putting icons over there and kept them white by default. In the event anything goes wrong, they turn colors and thus draw attention. They wanted to keep everybody and their brother from creating colorful icons and cluttering up that area...which I can appreciate as that area is usually a rainbow of shapes, sizes, colors, etc. It's just overwhelming.

That's my understanding of what you are seeing.

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I came across this article on ZDNet: 7 reasons to stick with Windows XP. I know most of you will diss it. As someone who has both Windows XP and 7, I'd tend to agree. But the author does have a few valid points.

That said, if someone has a choice between XP and 7 and cost isn't a big issue nor is old hardware, I'd tell him to get 7. If it was XP vs. Vista, then I'd say stick w/ XP. And Vista vs. 7? Upgrade ASAP!
 

Answer:7 reasons to stick with Windows XP

I don't have a problem with anything he said. XP is a fine OS but I feel the benefits of Vista/7 are worth the investment. They are simply smoother OSes to operate and once you learn the UI it's just faster to get around in. The benefit of AERO also is huge; a lot bigger than people think. Not a single frozen window, or torn screen, or stuck window image from Windows hangs ever again.
 

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Hey Guys,
i have a user at work that is experiencing BSOD couple of time for the last month.
i got the last 5 dump files, each one is for different reason so i'm not sure whats exactly is the problem.
i cleared the page file on his virtual memory.
but it seems has he some more issues other than that.
here is the dump files:
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Dump File : 081314-12620-01.dmp
Crash Time : 8/13/2014 8:53:21 AM
Bug Check String : DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL
Bug Check Code : 0x000000c5
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 2 : 00000000`00000002
Parameter 3 : 00000000`00000000
Parameter 4 : fffff800`02ff7aa9
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+75bc0
File Description : NT Kernel & System
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 6.1.7601.18409 (win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+75bc0
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\081314-12620-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 262,144
Dump File Time : 8/13/2014 8:54:31 AM
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Dump File : 072214-9859-01.dmp
Crash Time : 7/22/2014 12:49:31 PM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION
Bug Check Code : 0x0000003b
Parameter 1 : 00000000`c0000005
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IT'S NOW OVER TWO YEARS since Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP, yet organisations of all shapes and sizes continue to use the platform.
Just last week week it was revealed that a whopping 27,000 Metropolitan Police Service machines still run XP, despite the force actively trying to move off the operating system.
Moreover, data from Netmarketshare shows that Windows XP still has a 10 per cent share of the desktop operating system market. This is crazy for an OS that was launched in October 2001.
 

 
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Answer:7 reasons Windows XP refuses to die

Although I have always upgraded my OS's, I still prefer xp.

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http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/11290.html
 

Answer:Reasons to Linux over Windows or the other way around?

Honestly after three paragraphs it seems to me that he isn't exactly the definitive computer guru and he seems biased. His excellent examples seem to be something that would stump my mom, not an IT person. Even then computers do what you tell them to do, not even Windows does things for no apparent reason randomly. Sounds like he doesn't know how to maintain his OS. I'll keep reading though...

Edit: Just finished. Not a bad write-up and some helpful stuff for someone like me wanting to get more into Linux.
 

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I am wondering what are the reasons windows 8 is worse than windows 7 other than the UI.

For me, windows 8 looks quite good but hate the fact that the UI got changed with that start replacement. However stardock start8 helps with that at least.

Windows 8 seems to have build in windows security essentials and faster boot time. So what are the reasons that it is worse than 7?
 

Answer:Can you list reasons why Windows 8 is bad other than UI?

high DPC latency. In fact DPC latency is still really bad in Win8.

Has some old Vista bugs like copies that crap out unless you disable Windows Search.
 

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Hello,
I finally upgraded three machines, yesterday, without issue with my neighbours machines to follow. All in all it went very well with no issues.
-Surface Pro 3 i3
-HP Z600 workstation (Hex core etc)
-Custom self built i7 gaming rig
I would put ten reasons why I like it but I'll leave that to others. Sure, of course, the modern UI has, in a sense, shrunk down to a small version of itself but after a quick change it's all perfectly fine.
Loving it. I have zero reasons to return to Windows 8.1. This thread won't get as much attention as the other 'HATE' thread as that's the internet for you. Shame

Answer:10 Reasons Why I Love Windows 10

1. Start Menu
2. Live tiles on the start menu!
3. Multiple Desktops
4. Edge, baby!
5. Clean look. Love the UI
6. Cortana, Cortana, Cortana!
7. Office Mobile touch apps
8. UWA (Universal Windows Apps)
9. Continuum
10. Hello! Yeah, Windows Hello. I'm gonna need a fingerprint scanner or 3D camera or something now.

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I hate to say it, but I told you so (especially reasons #6 and #1)...

7 Reasons Why Windows XP Refuses to Die
 

Answer:7 Reasons Why Windows XP Refuses to Die

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IT'S NOW OVER TWO YEARS since Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP, yet organisations of all shapes and sizes continue to use the platform.
Just last week week it was revealed that a whopping 27,000 Metropolitan Police Service machines still run XP, despite the force actively trying to move off the operating system.
Moreover, data from Netmarketshare shows that Windows XP still has a 10 per cent share of the desktop operating system market. This is crazy for an OS that was launched in October 2001.
 

 
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Answer:7 reasons Windows XP refuses to die

Although I have always upgraded my OS's, I still prefer xp.

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At present i am using windows 7.really nice os. Now someone told me that windows 8.1 is much faster than 7.So should I buy windows 8?and is there any way to get start menu like in Windows 7.

Answer:Please give me reasons why i should use Windows 8.1 over 7

Windows 9 is supposedly due next year, so unless you like spending money, I'd consider buying a new OS then.

You could:
Download a trial version of Windows 8.1 from MSInstall it in a VM manager (like VMware Player)

These alternative Start menu programs seem popular:
Classic Shell (Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements)Start8 (The Windows 8 Start menu returns with Start8!)

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Earlier I had Windows 8 Enterprise eval edition installed. That time i never had a crash, atleast I dont remember it bothering me . But when I installed licensed windows 8 Pro it started crashing. I'm not sure it is software or hardware issue. I'm attaching mini dumps here. Could somebody help me analyzing and nail down the issue.

Answer:Windows 8 crash BSOD with different reasons

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis: https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...tructions.html

Please remove the overclock while we're troubleshooting. Feel free to resume it once the system has been stabilized.

Please update these older drivers. Links are included to assist in looking up the source of the drivers. If unable to find an update, please remove (un-install) the program responsible for that driver. DO NOT manually delete/rename the driver as it may make the system unbootable! :

ewusbmdm.sys Thu Sep 10 03:31:54 2009 (4AA8AB6A)
USB Modem/Serial Device Driver - "Huawei Mobile Connect" package
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ewusbmdm.sys

ewusbdev.sys Mon Oct 12 03:23:21 2009 (4AD2D969)
Huawei DataCard USB PN driver
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=ewusbdev.sys

CVPNDRVA.sys Fri Mar 4 14:43:37 2011 (4D7140E9)
Cisco Systems VPN Client
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=CVPNDRVA.sys

dne64x.sys Thu Jul 28 02:34:16 2011 (4E3102E8)
Citrix Deterministic Network Enhancer Miniport or Cisco Systems VPN Client
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=dne64x.sys

RtsUStor.sys Wed Aug 17 02:18:44 2011 (4E4B5D44)
Realtek USB Card Reader
http://www.carrona.org/drivers/driver.php?id=RtsUStor.sys

WPRO_41_2001.sys Mon Nov 7 16:04:48 2011 (4EB847F0)
CACE Technologies WinPcap Packet Driver
http://www.carrona.... Read more

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my computer often stops and the screen turns blue and there are some words on it:
"a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
if this is the first time,please restart your computer;if not,do as follow:
techeck to be sure you have adequate disk space,if a driver is identified in the stop message,disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates.try changing video adapters.
check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates.Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.if you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components,restant your computer,pressF8 to select Advanced startup Options,and then select safe mode.
technical information:
***stop:Ox0000008E(Oxc0000005,OxAA39973E,OxA811c7A4,Ox00000000)
***tepip sys-Address:AA39973E base at AA393000
Datestamp 485b99ad
Beginning dump of physical memory
phsical memory dump complete.
contact your system administritor or technical support group for futher assistance."

Answer:windows shut down for reasons unknown

Please download SINO by Artellos from hereSave SINO to a place you can remember and run SINO.exe.Then please check the following checkboxes:
[CODEX]System Info
Services
Boot Check
Tasklist
Startup Items
Ipconfig
Ping
Netstat
Hosts file
Shares
Routing Table[/CODEX]Once checked, hit the Run Scan! button and wait for the program to finish the scan.A notepad file will pop up, Please copy and paste the content of the notepad into your next reply.Note: If you try to interact with the program once it's started scanning it might appear to hang. The scan however will continue.

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Hey

I just bought a new desktop, and I would like to install win7. I have the 64 bit version (Ultimate).
However, when I try to install it, after the "Starting Windows" screen with the progress bar and the little flashy flag in the middle, a sky blue screen with some "decorations" pops up (I suppose that's the installation screen). A friend told me that an "Accept agreement" prompt should appear, but it does not. I can move the mouse, but nothing happens. It just stays there, forever.

The specs of my pc are the follows:

Processor: Intel Core i5 750 2.66GHz 2.5 GT/s L3-8MB Lynnfield LGA1156 BOX
Ram: 2 x Kingmax 2GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10666 Unbuffered
HD: WesternDigital Hd sataII 500GB Caviar Green 32Mb 7200rpm
Video Card: ZOTAC NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 512Mb Gddr3 256bit 2*Dvi HDTV PCi-Ex
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-US3L P55 i7/i5 CrossFire DDR3 GLan sk1156 ATX

What can be the problem?

Please, help I want to use my new pc
 

Answer:Windows 7: cannot install for some unknown reasons.

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My computer has suddenly started making some sort of beeping? (not sure if to define it as a beep - actually maybe its more similar to windows logon sound) sound for no reason

seems to be random, sometimes it will beep once a minute, sometimes it wont beep for a few minutes, sometimes it will beep more then once a minute

sound is coming from extrenal speakers not internal

Last thing I did before it was beeping is to install a windows hotfix and restart, which is when this beeping started

other then the beeping the computer seems to be working fine... how do I identify the problem?
 

Answer:windows keeps doing sound (beeping?) for no reasons

can anyone help

its a two note sound not sure how to describe it - not a real beep though... like teeee doooo

one thing i noticed it always happens when I close notepad (Amongst other seemingly random times)
 

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The Windows Home Server Team Blog has come up with the Top 10 reasons to use Windows Home Server ! 1.Image-based back up
Rest easy and know that your irreplaceable videos and pictures are always safe since Windows Home Server automatically backs up your entire computer on a daily basis. 2. Restore
If catastrophe strikes, Windows Home Server has simple and fast data recovery with a restore feature for single files or entire hard drives that have failed. 3. Monitor
Windows Home Server will monitor the health status of your home network and immediately alert you if there is a problem. 4. Centralize
Windows Home Server stores your digital memories in a central location so you can access what you want from any computer on the network and save time by having all your things in one place. 5. Storage
With Windows Home Server, storage space grows as your needs grow. You are able to add internal or external hard drives of any size so that you can have an unlimited amount of storage space for HD movies, or your home videos. 6. User accounts
Windows Home Server allows you to create up to 10 user accounts. To increase protection, you can change the Shared Folders that users have access to, and enable remote access for each user. 7. Remote access
When you are out of your home or office, Windows Home Server has remote access capabilities that make it possible for you to view, find files, and even use applications. 8. Stream media
Windows Home Server enables yo... Read more

Answer:Reasons to use Windows Home Server

Valid reasons. But I am happy with Windows 7.

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I'm not sure why, but everytime i start Microsoft Word or Outlook, the screen shows a BSOD for a split second and the computer reboots. Occasionally, it just reboots for no reason(e.g. when im checking my Yahoo mail). Other than that, all other MS Office applications (e.g. Excel, Access) work perfectly fine.Anyone can help?I'm using Microsoft Office 2003, WinXP Pro no SP2, and its a Pentium 3 processor with 256mb ram.P.S. : I can open word documents in WordPad with no problem. :-/

Answer:Windows crashes for unknown reasons

In the Start>Run box, enter shutdown -aThis will stop the automatic reboots.What does the event viewer tell you?

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my computer often stops and the screen turns blue and there are some words on it:"a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.if this is the first time,please restart your computer;if not,do as follow:techeck to be sure you have adequate disk space,if a driver is identified in the stop message,disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates.try changing video adapters.check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates.Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing.if you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components,restant your computer,pressF8 to select Advanced startup Options,and then select safe mode.technical information:***stop:Ox0000008E(Oxc0000005,OxAA39973E,OxA811c7A4,Ox00000000)***tepip sys-Address:AA39973E base at AA393000Datestamp 485b99adBeginning dump of physical memoryphsical memory dump complete.contact your system administritor or technical support group for futher assistance." here's the HijackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:18:23, on 2009-9-26Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\s... Read more

Answer:windows shut down for reasons unknown

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far. We are going to check for malware and some of the basic solutions. If nothing works, I will advise you to check over at either the windows or the hardware fourms.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push th... Read more

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from, Wired.com's Gadget Lab





Quote:
Built-In Support for Egregious Hardware-Based DRM
Paranoid XP users won?t wish to upgrade to Windows 7 for the same reason they didn?t switch to Vista: Like Vista, Windows 7 includes support for digital rights management technologies that could potentially regulate how you use your media. Though some alarmists have called Microsoft?s DRM ?draconian,? the implemented DRM hasn?t proved to bear significant consequences yet.
Ars Technica provides a thorough explanation of the DRM in question. In short, the technologies called Protected Video Path (PVP) and Protected User Mode Audio (PUMA) provide secure playback of video and audio media, respectively. ?Little or no media actually demands the use of the protected paths, so on most users? systems, Windows never invokes them,? wrote Ars Technica?s Peter Bright. ?Play back unprotected media on a Vista machine, and the DRM subsystems simply don?t get used.?
Still, there are going to be people cringing in fear that one day PUMA and PVP will screw them over. And for that reason they?ll be sticking with XP ? or a totally open OS like Linux.


Read More,

7 Reasons to Avoid Windows 7 | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Answer:take a cautious look: 7 Reasons to Avoid Windows 7

Complete drivel written months ago by a Mac user. Here's a much better piece:

AeroXperience Blog Archive 8 reasons not to avoid Windows 7

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Source: HowToGeek.com
Let?s be honest: The Windows desktop is a mess. Sure, it?s extremely powerful and has a huge software library, but it?s not a good experience for average people. It?s not even a good experience for geeks, although we tolerate it.

Even Microsoft agrees about this.
​8. Malware is common


7. Manufacturer Bloatware


6. Finding a desktop program is dangerous


5. Reputable software even install junkware


4. Confusing update process



3. Plugins expose security holes


2. Battery life is terrible


1. Windows users become stuck on OLD Windows versions (ie. XP users).

These 8 reasons can be avoided, but the fact is these problems still exist.
 

Answer:8 Reasons Windows Desktop is a Nightmare (HTG)

Good one. Now post a another thread giving 8 reason why peoples mostly use windows over Mac & linux
 

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My Windows 10 Home clean installation fails continuously by BSOD. There are many different reason, like

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
REFERENCE_BY_POINTER
BAD_POOL_HEADER
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
CACHE_MANAGER
INTERRUPT_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
CRITICAL_SERVICE_FAILED

The device is Chinese tablet PC Teclast X98 Plus, original OS is Windows 10, purchased on January 2016.

Installation proceeds to 40 - 96% and suddenly crashes by some reason listed above. I have 4 other Windows 10 devices, this is the only one with that issue. I believe it is device fault. Can someone tell me is there something to do with it, or will I throw it to scrap heap?

Edit 4.4:
After tens of attempt it finally installed. But still occassionally crashes. Useless device, have to walk to a shop.

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Hi there everyone, new here and such.

I've been having several annoying issues with my computer ever since July last year when someone put it into sleep mode instead of turning it off. I haven't overclocked my PC in a few years now, since my motherboard gets temperamental without the right tweaking, but it gets temperamental anyway when it goes to sleep.

Alas, I digress. Every so often, sometimes within ten minutes of turning it on, sometimes ten hours, my PC will crash. I will get a blue screen with messages such as "PAGE FAULT IN NONPAGED AREA," "DRIVER ISSUE" and other such errors. Sometimes, there will be no error name at the top. Sometimes specific files are identified, the names of which I cannot remember. However, it has been annoying me for ages now, and I really cannot for the life of me figure out what it is.

I have uploaded some minidumps, but I cannot post a link to them yet because I don't have over 5 posts. There are quite a lot of them, and I can't read them (they open by default in VB, which I "need a registration key to run"). Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Constant BSOD in Windows 7 for various reasons

Go here and read the instructions on how to run some tests and how to post minidumps properly:
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic51365.html

I assure you that you can attach minidumps right now, and be sure to notice the ZIP function in the Attachment area
 

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Hi AllCan someone please list for me all the possible reasons why a program in windows 7 would open up for a few seconds when you click on it and then close by itself(ie; crash)? Regards John

Answer:Possible Reasons for Program crashing in Windows 7

I cannot list all the possible reasons, but on Windows 7 some older versions of applications just aren't compatible. You can check here:http://www.microsoft.com/windows/co...

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In Windows 7, it will go into this state where it won't update folders automatically, and I have to hit F5, as well, if I go for example, New->Text Document - it will hang the desktop and take like 3-4 minutes before coming back and showing the file.It is like something is preventing or slowing down the refresh of windows explorer.It happens about once a day, sometimes I reboot to see if I can get it to go away.

Answer:Windows Explorer Does Not Refresh Automatically (Needs F5) AND Takes A Long Long Time To Make New File

I've narrowed down more the possible causes of the issue: If You disable the Client for Microsoft Networks in properties of Local Area Connection - the issue disappear (maybe only in my case).

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Hi guys,
have anyone from you terrible mouse, keyboard or gamepad reception thru radio dongle? im using this NUC 6i5SYH, 8GB Kit Kingston 2133Mhz DDR4, 250GB Crucial MX200 SSD, 2TB Seagate M9T HDD with my TV LG OLED 55EG910V (HDMI) and Microsoft All-in-one Media Keyboard.
It has terrible LAG from 2-3m distance on IDLE, even worst if some work is done on it. (once I was installing something big on my SSD and the mouse doesnt even move a bit, totally freeze out there till the end of installation)
Windows 10 is clean install from USB, with just necesary drivers from Intel site.
Tried also with my Logitech Illuminated Living Room Keyboard K830, Logitech G700s Mouse + 2x Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepads same issue. Gamepads doesnt work at all from distance 2m+ , from close range lot of lags.
Already tried install latest BIOS + drivers, uninstall Realtek Soundcard (as mentioned in other sites) none of them worked.
All my peripherals work flawlessly on front Case USB 3.0 header under Windows 7 Pro SP1 (ASUS Maximus IV GENE Z + Silverstone TJ08-E)
So Im sure it has something to do with crappy Windows 10 + USB 3.0 on Intels NUC
Should I contact Intel or perhaps Microsoft to deal with my issue?
Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Intel Skylake NUC 6i5SYH + Windows 10 - Terrible Mouse / Keyboard Radio Dongle reception / LAG, What Do I do?

Intel is your best bet here. I think it is outdated drivers issue.

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I first noticed a problem when I was using my computer and the screen just went black. I rebooted and before fully doing so the computer went to a screen saying that windows was shutting down to protect my computer with some technical jargon that I unfortunately can't copy paste here or anything, but it's one of those blue screens with very plain text...hopefully you know what I mean. Anyway, when I was finally able to get to my desktop, I couldn't change the background, which had a warning about spyware on my computer. I fixed that problem and can change the background, but Windows will continue to try to reboot all the time. I am also having trouble uninstalling Norton anti-virus, which was added in naivety but I already have another anti-virus. It freezes when I click on changing it in add/remove programs. Any help is REALLY appreciated.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Brett Goodman on 2008-07-07 20:27:06
Computer is in Normal Mode.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

System Drive C: has 1.5 GiB (less than 15%) free.


-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------


Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-07-07 20:27:28
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.5730.11)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
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Answer:Windows keeps trying to shut down and reboot for security reasons HELP

BUMP, please!!!!! I could really use some help here. Thanks.

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I hav a intel mothrboard wth intel core2duo E4500 processor in it,a harddrive 320gb sata (seagate),ddr2 ram both of zion each 1gb,makes a total of 2gb..Now problem s that when i boot up my pc, xp starts fine after gvng my account password..On my desktop only my cursor appears nd nthng no desktop shows..An error appears as "Run a app as dll".I simply ok it.Open the task manager and in the new task type"desktop"thn aftr hitting enter desktop appears...And thn wthout ne error or nethng,while i am listening to music or runnin any app it suddenly restarts its very hard to see my pc restarts that way..Plss help me..I also have an antivirus software"bit defender 2009"..Pls tel me why it is so restarting..Thank you sir

Answer:Windows restarts automatically without any proper reasons??Pls hlp

what are you running
video card
cpu
m/board
ram
power supply
brand
wattage

check the listings in the bios for voltages and temperatures and post them

turn off the auto reboot
control panel /system/advanced/startup and recovery settings
then untick the auto reboot box
post any bsod error messages the computer freezes on in full

no error message usually indicates power or heat as the problem

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