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Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

Question: Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

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

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

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

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.


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Answer: Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

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

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

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

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

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

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

What am I dong wrong??

please help.

thank you,

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

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I have 3 machines in my home and each uses a different OS. I want to create a network in order to share files and a printer. The way I have always done this successfully is to turn on file/printer sharing and creating a workgroup that each computer will connect to. This was with all windows XP machines.

With the different OS's things are complicated. First of all, the computers can see each other across the network, they just can't connect to access the shared files. When I try to connect to the vista/win 7 machine from XP, I get the error " XXXXXXXX is not accessible, you may not have permission to access this network resource"

And when connecting to the XP machine from a vista/win 7 machine, it prompts me to enter a network password, which I have no idea where to find this. I tried my log on password, no luck. Router password, no luck.

Anyone have any experience with networking machines with different OS's? I thought setting up a network was as simple as making sure each computer is connected to the same workgroup, but apparently it's not.

Answer:Networking together a Win 7, Xp, and Vista machine. Can see but cannot connect

You are going to scratch your head all day. This sounds like there may be all kinds of incompatiable settings going here. Give google and quick search and if you can't find anything, just abandon it. Go all Vista or all XP.

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I am running a total of 3 machines in my house at this time. I also have a 4th setup so I can pull files from it. I have my network setup so I can see all the machines in the house, and access them from any machine.

My Vista machine sees the network just fine, and can access other machines. My XP machines can SEE the Vista machine, but I get a error when trying to browse out to the C:\. I have set it to shared, turned off the PW setttings, and its set a a Private Network...what am I missing?

Answer:Network PC's cannot connect to new Vista machine

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

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


Answer:Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

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

Here are some links on the subject:

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

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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There is a Microsoft Fix It for this but it does not work.
Can anyone help please?

ps TSG Sysinfo would not run.
Machine is a Medion Vista Laptop, 120 GB Hard Drive 2 GB Ram.
Uses Firefox for internet.

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I have an XP computer and a Vista computer. My XP computer sees my vista computer and lists it in My Network Places. My Vista computer also sees my XP computer, and it lists it in My Network Places. When I click on the XP computer when I want to send a file to it from the Vista machine, it says that it can not connect. However, when I do it the other way around using the XP machine, it works fine. Before anyone asks about firewalls, they are all off, in fact they are uninstalled. The only firewall that is present it the one in the router, which is turned on.

Any help ?

Answer:Vista wont connect to my XP machine on my wireless network

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hi guys,

had a problem in the office with my broadband router, so i replaced it
the office is working fine with a sbs2003 server domain
i have an ethernet cable running down to my house which always worked
then with the router change it didnt, my friend set it up years ago and i didnt see how he set it up
but i didnt know the password, neither does he
so i reset it and set it up from scratch
my apple ipad and desktop and another laptop connect fine
but my hp 6735s vista laptop just wont connect
it tries to connect and just says the laptop is taking an unusually long time to connect then fails

the network card is a broadcom 802.11 b/g wlan adapter and the tp-link is a TL-WA601G

i have changed channels
turned off encryption
reinstalled the network card
reset the tcp-ip stack
but cant get it working

yet it connected first time to my wimax router...strange
the weird thing is when i was trying to access the router before the reset it seemed to be using ip6 addressing...
yet in the router i cant see anything to do with ip6 addressing
the server in the office is dhcp server and the addresses are 192.168.10.x
as i said other laptops etc are working in the house

i even looked for firmware updates for this device but cant see anything
any help or ideas greatly appreciated

Answer:cant connect hp vista machine to tp-link access point

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

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

A observation:
I noticed something funky with MacIDs. the router - when the Windows 7 computer authenticates - sh... Read more

Answer:Cannot ping W7 machine from any vista machine

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

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

You should not need to turn the firewall off.

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

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

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I hooked up my new Linksys E2000 router, and all devices connect no problems. 3 Windows 7 machines, a 3DS, the wii, and the ps3 can all access the internet just fine. My only Vista machine will not connect to the internet, just local only. I have tried assigning a static IP and I have restarted my network adapter, machine, router and modem to no avail.

Not sure what would be causing this. Any ideas?

Answer:Vista machine wont connect to Linksys E2000 router WiFi

Hello.. a tough one here.. have you hard wired and tried to set it up for wifi service ? Just strange , all other devices get internet, cept this one unit.

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

Thank you for your assistance.

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

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

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

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

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine? similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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

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

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

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Remote desktop does work to my windows XP (
The one I am connecting to is the FOX one
My current home ip is

Here are some screenshots
Windows 8 Showing that it appears in Network
Windows 8 Showing the error.

Windows XP Network Connections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi. I have a Belkin Wireless-G router. I was running 128 KB WEP protection on it and was able to connect to the internet with my Compaq laptop (Running Windows XP SP2) no problem. After reading some articles this week on WPA being a much better security method, I switched my router over to that method.

My iBook G4 was able to connect no problem, but not I can't connect with my Windows machine. Every time I try to connect I get a message that "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks and try to connect again."

If I try to do a manual setup, I only see an option for a WEP key, nothing for WPA.

How do I get my Windows machine back online? Please help!


Answer:Can't Connect to WPA-PSK Network w/Windows Machine

Solved it. Turns out that I was running an outdated driver that didnt' support WAP. All fixed now.

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Ok so I have 3 computers - 2 desktops(chaospc and chaos1) and my laptop. Both desktops are running windows xp pro, with chaos1 (my main computer) being updated to sp3. I haven't updated chaospc yet, i don't really use it much.

Anyways, I can connect form my laptop (running Ubuntu) to chaospc just fine. I pops up asked me for a password, and I put in the main desktop password and can access the whole computer. And both desktops will talk back and forth just fine, and they can bother see my laptop running Ubuntu w/o and issue.

Only issue I'm having is my laptop won't connect to chaos1. It s;topped right about the time I updated to sp3 so I'm guess; that goofed up something with the sharing.

But ne ways when I try to connect to Chaos1 from my laptop first off it takes about 20-30 seconds, but then I get an error message of "Failed to retrieve share list from server". Thats when I go to network and click on Chaos1. If I type in "smb://chaos1/" in the address bar I get the error message of "Error: failed to retrieve share list from server. Please select another viewer and try again" IDK if that means anything different. I'm not very well versed in Linux and have just started playing with in the last couple months.

So IDK if its an issue with my laptop or my desktop, but if anyone has any insightful information i would love to hear it, preferable on the topic at hand
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Answer:Ubuntu won't connect to 1 Windows XP machine

yes an old familiar problem. i can't remember how it got fixed in the end, but the answer lies somewhere in this thread:

pretty comprehensive - you need some time to go through it all

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

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

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

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

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

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

what am i doing wrong?

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

Make sure that both computers are in the same 'Workgroup' then follow these instructions

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

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Is it possible to setup a Windows XP Home machine as a host so that I can remotely connect to that machine?

I read an article on Microsoft's website about this, but it say's it works only for Windows XP Professional Edition as the host. Is that true, can I not have an XP Home edition machine as a host?

Anyway, what I would like to do is remotely connect to a Windows XP Home machine (host) (this machine does not have broadband, only a dialup internet connection) from a Windows XP Professional machine (remote) (this machine does have a broadband internet connection).

If this is possible what are the steps I need to take to get this working?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Remotely connect to Windows XP Home Edition Machine

There is a free open source program called RealVNC that works wonderful for remote access across the Internet and ona local network. The only thing with dial-up is you would need to have someone else at the "host" to connect it and tell you what the assigned IP address is for you to connect to it. And I don't think this is what your looking for.

I thought Microsoft Messenger allowed remote access. Is this not the case with Home Edition? I had a Windows 2000 machine that I set up as a RAS(Remote Access Server) that allowed me to dial my home phone, the PC modem would answer and establish a connection and then I could browse and access files on my network.

Again, not sure if Home Edition can do this (doubt it). You might have to upgrade to Professional.

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

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

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

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I have found many similar problems to mine, but not the exact one so here goes.

HP Pavilion, Windows 7, 64 bit home premium, i7. Westell 327W wireless router (at&t version)

I have no problem at all connecting to the internet via the wireless connection in my new desktop. But often when I connect with the LAN enabled it simply refuses to connect. The problem is very repeatable with, and other sites. I can see and access the rest of my network fine wired only. And on the occasions I have been able to connect, the speed tests are fine.

I just have no idea why it occasionally refuses to connect (have not been able to connect to these sites for several hours now after multiple reboots) via wired and never has any issues over wireless. I have already disabled the router firewall and have the same issue with all non-windows services disabled.


Answer:Windows 7 machine fine to internet via wireless / won't connect wired

You need to decide whether the problem is with the wired ports on the router or with the computer that is plugged in. Have you got another computer you can plug in to the router?

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Hi folks,

My Windows 7 desk cant connect to my websites plesk login page. There are a couple different port numbers I can use to get to the page but none work:
I tried in Firefox, Chrome and IE, all have the same problem:
Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at

I have no problem getting to The site is up.

Then I tried using my netbook which runs XP and connects from my network, and I can get to without a problem. So that makes me think its not my ISP or my router, the problem lies with my desktop.

I turned off the Windows firewall, Antispyware and AVG and am trying to run as minimal programs are possible but still cannot connect to webpages with non standard ports.

Does anyone have suggestions to what might be causing the problem?



Answer:windows 7 cant connect to websites with nonstanard port numbers but xp machine can

I can't get to your site either.

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I have a HP, with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
AMD Athlon II X4 635 Processor 2.90 GHz

Problem is this.

After computer goes into sleep mode or after a restart, it takes 5 minutes or so to get back connected to my wireless network. The signal bars in the lower right hand corner will be full with the yellow '!' saying its connected to my router, but not the internet. Then after a few minutes the yellow '!' will go away for about 30 seconds, then come back on. I wait another few minutes and the yellow '!' goes away for a final time and I have no further problems with my wireless network.

The problem isn't being too far away from my router, because computers in other rooms running Windows XP connect just fine. My drivers are up to date. I turned off allowing windows to disable the wireless card during power save mode and I have searched many forums looking for help.

Any suggestions to help would be appreciated.

Answer:Wireless slow to connect after sleep mode on Windows 7 Machine

I am having the exact same problem. All drivers up to date. All hardware is good. I have a hunch that it has something to do with the wireless security. Something about using WPA2. I am going to try a different security and see what happends.

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I posted earlier and was move somewhere because I didn't follow the prep guidelines, but I can't. I have tried to download defogger and dds to thumbdrive to get this info from the other laptop, but nothing will run. There is a Secuity Popup that is stopping everything. I tried going into it and says do not run on startup. I can't get to the control window to uninstall it. I can't get it to let me remove it from the tray on the bottom. I don't know what to do. I tried to get you a print screen, but when I try to open any application this "Security Tool" says it is infected and closes it down.

Answer:Windows Vista Machine

Any ideas?

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hey all i don't know if i am asking this question too early but i was just curious if i have a vista machine, would it be capable of running windows seven on it when windows seven comes out, i am just curious, i might be asking to early tho.



Answer:vista machine, and windows seven

Who knows? It's not expected to be released for over a year. The computing environment could look very different by then.

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Hi, I need to install a 32 bit version of vista on my machine as i have trouble installing many programs I need for school. I would like to ask what I would have to do. If I buy the vista business 32 edition, can I simply put the cd into my drive and install it? Will all Lenovo programs still be on my machine or do I have to reinstall those? Or is there a way to use one of the lenovo programs to install a new vista?I hope someone can help me as I have to do this very soon within the next few days. I would appretiate every help I can get. Thanks 

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I'm not sure how to solve this problem, but our Windows Vista machine keeps crashing several times a day. I'm also not sure what information you'll need, so I'll start with the report that I copied after it recovered from yet another crash.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: c000021a
BCP1: FFFFF88000624230
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000010510
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Windows Vista machine keeps crashing

We know nothing about your computer, except that it runs Windows Vista, so do the following in it:

Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.

After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.

Information about your computer will appear.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.


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On my Vista machine network discovery is set to custom.
I check Turn On network discovery and am prompted to allow User Account Control and click ok.
HOWEVER after clicking OK, nothing changes.
Bottom line is that Network discovery remains in the custom mode with BOTH options (turn on or turn off) unchecked.
This results in my NOT being able to see my vista machine from my XP or Windows 7 machines.

Of course my Vista machine see the XP and W7 resources.....
(would love to upgrade my Vista machine to W7 but not in the cards)

Answer:NOT able to see my vista machine from my XP or Windows 7 machines


First check that all PC's are in the same work group, it works best that way. Then check the services to ensure all the ones listed in the hekp file are running: -

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I cannot install a new program because I get an error message "not logged onto local machine" in the program setup. I have an administrator account so I don't know what's wrong. Any idea? Thanks!

Answer:Log onto local machine in Windows Vista

Have you tried right clicking the install.exe file and "run as Adminstrator" An irritating security feature of Vista. Although you are a user/Administrator, (I'm assuming that is the status you have?), you are not a power Adminstrator.
You do not say which Vista version you are using, but you can, in the advanced versions, also create a Power user account, as you may have been more used to in XP.
Go to Start/All Programs and right click the command prompt.
Type Control UserPasswords2.
Click Advanced.
Click Advanced again.
Select Users.
Select Administrator and untick the the box “Administrator is disabled”
Now log out and login as Administrator.

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I have a dell dimension 8400 running windows xp, 80gb hard drive. I also have an emachine running windows vista, but the motherboard blew. therefore i took pretty much all of the components out of the emachine and put them in the dell. The thing is I slaved the 250gb seagate drive and i can access the folders, but i want to run the vista. When i turn the 80gb drive off in the bios and leave the 250gb drive on it tries to load. the computer says "try to do a repair load" or something along those lines or "start windows normally". if i choose start windows normally it just restarts. i tried to do the repair startup but it didnt work. says it couldnt fix the problem. i asked a friend of mine he says vista should load up. what should i do???? please help.

Answer:Really need help please. Trying to load windows vista on xp machine

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I want to install a Licensed copy of Windows XP Pro on a Machine that is currently running Vista. Can someone direct me to a link that helps me do it in the most efficient manner? Thanks!

Answer:Install Windows Xp Pro on Vista Machine

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I have two seperate HDD's one with my windows xp install that is IDE, that i need my vpn and softphone apps for work, and i need to access it quickly.

But i also have a SATA hdd with a new windows vista ultimate installed.

I need to be able to access one or the other when i start my pc, whats the best way to do this until my company creates a vpn to use in x64 vista?

Answer:Need windows xp and vista to work on same machine.

Do you have a full version of Windows Vista?

If so, windows should give you the option to dual boot (choose either)

You can always go into the bios and select which drive to boot from...

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Here are the details: I bought a pre-built Gateway LX6810 PC with Vista installed on the HDD. After 2 years, I feel the MoBo, processor, and RAM are sub-par. I built a whole new rig with very nice components and want to move the HDD with OS in tact to the new machine. I realize that I will most likely have to clean out the drivers for the old MoBo...but how do I do this? What else should I be concerned with? I know this could get it even worth it to preserve my programs and file structure?
Old system:
Intel Core2 Q8200 2.33GHz running at 2336MHz
DDR2 8191 MB
New system:
Intel? Core? i7 950 Processor
ASUS Sabertooth X58 Intel X58 1366 Motherboard
DDR3 12GB (3x4GB) 1600MHz C9 Kingston HyperX

Answer:Need help - moving my HDD with Windows Vista to use as OS in a new machine

Your best bet is to put the drive in the new machine and then do a repair install of the os and during the repair install you feed it the new mobo drivers.

Normally you just do a new install and install your programs again. Much cleaner.

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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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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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Hey all. I just recently purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and wanted to set up a VM of Windows 7 on it. I have never worked with VM's before and I'm ready to get it going. Could anyone provide any help as to how to do it. Thanks!!!

Answer:Windows 8 Machine Running Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Hi there,

For beginners I recommend VMware Player:
VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC
It's free.

You can also find it on filehippo for example.
The install process is easy to follow and the VM's work nicely.

There are other visualization products out there but this on is best to get started with.

Good luck

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Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

Try my registry patch and report back.

See this post ->

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

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

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

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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Hello i have an old Vista Windows machine that i use just for browsing the internet and i want to upgrade it so i can use a newer version of Chrome or IE, but i don't want to invest to much more in this machine, so can i upgrade to Windows 7 as i see that i can purchase the Windows 7 software for 29$ versus 119$ for Windows 10, thanks for any pointers!

Answer:How to upgrade a Windows Vista machine cheaply

Out of curiosity, what make and model of computer is it?Or, if you built it yourself, what motherboard/CPU/RAM is currently installed?

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O.K. i have a Toshiba Sattalite L305-S5921. The computer crashed, and i have not made a recovery disc for it. i do however have another Vista disc, but when i attempt to boot from CD/DVD, i get an error message stating i have to have administrator privilages to continue. I have no idea how to do this since i cannot log on to the os. i get a blue screen with error message when i try to start windows, but it flashes the screen then restarts just to do it again. any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:my windows vista prem. machine has crashed

Hi -

You more than likely have a recovery partition on your hard drive. Try F10 during boot-up. If not try F11.

You should also contact Toshiba support and order a set of recovery DVDs. The cost from other manufacturer's like HP is about USD $25.

Regards. . .



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My Vista laptop (Medion MD97310 bought from Aldi in 2008) died recently with a graphics card error. I purchased a new laptop (Medion MD98770) with Windows 7 pre-installed and installed the hard disk from the old PC in the new PC. I can read all of the data etc. no problem but cannot do what I want to.

1. I can boot Vista from the old drive by changing the BIOS boot order, but naturally none of the drivers work. It asked me for the location of the new drivers. I pointed it at the Drivers folder in the Recover (D: ) partition of the new drive. For each driver it searched for a while, found the driver, but then could not install it and gave some obscure error message. Am I doing anything wrong and should I expect to be able to install Win7 drivers in Vista? If not how do I get Vista drivers for the new laptop?

2. I know that I have to reinstall all programs (thanks Microsoft for this huge shortcoming in your operating systems after 20 years of complaints from users!) but I would like to be able to transfer all of my settings (favorites etc) automatically. I tried to run Windows Easy Transfer but it has no option for reading directly from a local hard drive. How do I do it? Can I just copy my entire user directory across or has Microsoft changed all of the file names and formats once again in its constant effort to make life as hard as possible for users?

3. I cannot find some of the directories on the Vista drive that contain my settings. I have enabled display of hidden fil... Read more

Answer:Vista Hard Drive in Windows 7 machine

What I would do is...

Keep the HDD with Win7 pre-installed in the new laptop.

Make some recovery CD's to avoid complications in the future.

Get an external enclosure for the old HDD with Vista on.

Copy all necessary data across from the old to the new.

Format the old and use it for backups.

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I think this is the right place to get help. I am bored of Windows XP on my system. Mainly because the newer versions provide easy features that XP makes tough to execute.So please guys please tell me is my machine is ready for Vista or not. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Is my machine ready for Windows Vista?

My system configuration-
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2390 @ 1.86GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1406 Mb
Graphics Card: VIA Chrome9 HC IGP, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 9600 MB; D: Total - 20002 MB, Free - 6003 MB; E: Total - 36303 MB, Free - 7469 MB;
Motherboard: HCL Infosystems Limited, Notebook PC, VT6363A, 1234567890
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

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Hello all,

I tried searching the site, to see how to get a patch for windows Aero. But i have been unable to find one. Does anybody know how i can get windows Aero on my vista machine?

I have the basic home edition, is my graphic card not supported by windows Aero?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Answer:Getting Windows Aero to work on my Vista machine

Windows Vista Home Basic
Similar to Windows XP Home Edition, Home Basic is intended for budget users not requiring advanced media support for home use. The Windows Aero theme with translucent effects is not included with this edition. Home Basic supports one physical CPU.[6] 64-bit Home Basic supports up to 8 GB of physical memory, and will be supported until 2012.

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Hello, I am having a very strange problem with my Windows Vista PC that practically makes it useless. Something is apparently hogging a lot of the physical memory. When I boot up the computer, right away and without having done anything (and no Sidebar), the Task Manager says 80% or so of the physical memory is already used. The Task Manager also says sidebar.exe is running (even though I turned it off), and so is dwm.exe (the Desktop Window Manager), and explorer.exe. I'm not surprised that those are running, but I'm surprised that they are apparently taking a lot of memory - each one in the Task Manager shows 10-20K at least. IE will also use a lot of memory if I start it.

Without even starting any applications, I'll get warnings from Windows saying that I'm low on memory, and it will tell me to close applications such as Desktop Window Manager, Windows Sidebar, and Windows Explorer. Obviously, that's pretty basic stuff that I shouldn't have to close in order for my computer to function normally. If I do start applications it gets even worse, and sometimes the computer will not even let me do that. If I try to start an application, like MS Word or Adobe Acrobat, sometimes it will just be killed. The window will try to come up...and then it's gone. Sometimes if a window does succeed in coming up, it doesn't fill in; just the outer part comes up.

Also, Windows will sometimes force me from the Aero feature back to Basic.

Sometimes these things are accompanied by war... Read more

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Recently I installed some old software for my youngest son. They were some educational games, called Reader Rabbit, which had been a favourite for my two older sons. When I installed them I anticipated there would be some compatibility issues, due to the different operating system on which these programs were designed to run during a different time period. This software seemed to work well for a couple of days but the monitor (out TV) mysteriously turned off after closing the program and switching users. I tried connecting the PC to an old monitor and after an hour or so of fiddling around I managed to get an image to appear on the screen. I tried booting the computer in safe mode and ran a virus scan (I use avast by the way) to see if an undetected virus was perhaps causing the problem. After a very thorough 2 hour scan the computer stated that it could not find any viruses. I restarted the computer, this time booting the computer normally, without safe mode. After showing the green loading bar Starting Windows... the monitor mysteriously cut out and the sound cut off. I heard the Windows start up sound but I could not see anything on the monitor. I left the computer for a while to see if anything would happen, but nothing did. I tried restarting the computer in safe mode with networking to copy some important files in the event that I would need to restore the computer to a back-up point. I restarted and booted the machine again and noticed in the start-up screen that for a... Read more

Answer:Having troubles turning on my Windows Vista machine

Do you have a Windows Vista DVD, or a Recovery DVD from the manufacture of your machine, or did you make a recovery cd from Vista?

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Hello, my mom's computer appears to have been infected with YourAdExhange.  While using Firefox new windows will open to various ad sites like tarot card reading, adult chats, and alleged programs for virus scanning and removal. 
I have tried running Malwarebytes, Spybot, SpywareBlaster, and Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool without luck.  I has subsequently installed Kaspersky, but this was after the infection.  I see the Kaspersky icon on the Firefox toolbar showing it's working in the background and various things are being blocked and under "Ad agencies" that is blocked but random windows are still opening, so I don't know if there are other programs infecting my mom's computer as well.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Attached is the FRST and ADDITION text files.
Thank you.

Answer:Youradexchange Infection on Windows Vista Machine

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===ATTENTION: System Restore is disabledTurn System Restore on - Windows Help remove the program in bold using the Add/Remove Program applet.Firefox Packages (HKU\S-1-5-21-363458255-1724009407-2421375920-1002\...\Firefox Packages) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTION=== Ran by Mom (ATTENTION: The user is not administrator) on MAIN (12-09-2015 08:33:18)Running from C:\Users\Mom\Desktop\FRSTLoaded Profiles: Stanton & Mom (Available Profiles: Stanton & Amy & Mom)Please run the FRST tool in an Administrator account.Post a fresh FRST log for my review.

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I purchased this computer just before Vista was available but also bought it with a Vista upgrade disk whic was sent to me when it was available.  After seeing the problems with Vista I did not install it for several years.  When support for XP was stopped I installed it and it worked fine.  My son had the machine and was having some problems with it.  I went out and cleaned it for him.  There was quite a few Windows updates that he had not run, so I proceeded to install them.  After installation it started giving a me a compatability message for one of the drivers and disabeled it.  I need some help addressing this problem.
Dell E520 with XP originally
driver:  Sonic Solutions DLA
publisher - Sonic Solutions
updates causing problem - net framework 1.1 service pack security update
                                            Windows Vista service pack 1 (KB936330)
These two updates will not install.
This is not the machine I am writing on now.

Answer:Windows XP machine with a Vista upgrade disk

See this kb from Roxio. If you have any of the software mentioned, you need to apply a patch depending on which version of Vista you have 32bit or 64bit. If you used an upgrade disk then you most likely have Vista 32bit but you can check it. Right click Computer > Properties.

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I've searched for a solution and all I find are lots of other people with the same problem. I've tried different suggestions made by others such as changing the compatible issue within the properties, that did not work, nothing has worked. Of course Microsoft has no clue how to fix any of the products they make so it's useless asking them for help with anything.

Does anyone know how to get the game working? Thanks for any help.

Answer:Dungeon Siege will not run on Windows Vista machine

what are you experiencing?

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Newbie here. I just built myself a new computer and i'm wondering if vista ultimate will run smoothly on it, or if i should use xp. I just bought vista ultimate through my college for 15 dollars which is a steal. Even though it's the "upgrade" dvd i've been told i can install a full version onto a formatted hard drive with a trick i'm sure you're all aware of. (if this doesn't work, correct me)

i also have xp if needed and currently have it on the IBM thinkpad T40 pentium M 1.5 ghz that im using right now and it runs pretty fast.

here are the specs of my build (budget build to replace my 2.2 ghz athlon xp tower)

Motherboard: ASRock ALiveNF7G-FullHD (7050 4RAM 256M-VID SND LAN RAID)

CPU: Athlon X2 5000 AM2 Dual-Core (2.6GHz 1280k 2000FSB 65w)

RAM Memory: 4GB 800MHz (2X-2GB) DDR2 PC6400 RAM

Hard Drive: 250GB 7200RPM SATA2 HDD

Optical Drive: BLACK 22X Dual Layer DVD-RW Burner

PC Tower Case: BLACK Steel Gaming & Side-Fan Mid Tower

Power Supply: Okia 550W BASIC LOAD

I plan to use this computer at home. I do NOT play any games and will be relying on the on-board video. I like to watch movies, use dreamweaver from time to time, and maybe some very light video editing. I will also be upgrading the sound card and be hooking the computer up to my 2.1 non-computer sound system which consists of a yamaha natural sound receiver, two mission 727 30 inch floor speakers, and a JBl SUB10 10 inc self powered subwoofer.

thanks for any replies

Answer:install windows xp or vista ultimate on new machine?

If you want to use the entire 4GB RAM, Vista x64 needs to be installed. Just make sure all of your hardware is compatible with x64. Xp 64 doesn't have enough support to even be considered as an option at this point. Vista should run smooth on that system.

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

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

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

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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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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 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 have the same machine, and I am running windows 10 Home the only problem is none of my drivers well update. How do I fix this problem?

Answer:Windows 10 insider on my 7 year old HP a6433w Vista machine!

Hi, Typically W10 will update when it's good and ready provided there are driver updates available. Double check the update settings under the Settings---->Update and Security--->Advanced Options.   If the above is OK then review this information. I am running W10 on a seven year old VISTA laptop and W10 really didn't have any driver updates other than what is built into W10.  In fact, I have to use a VISTA update to get one of my devices working.  You may have to do the same.

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Installed "Sqldeveloper" on windows vista machine (version
When I go to run the program from the home sqldeveloper home directory of : c:/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper.exe 
I get the following two messages:

1) This application has failed to start because msvcr100.dll was
not found.
Re-installing this application may fix this problem
2) Unable to launch the java virtual machine located at path

I then did a set path to see if
msvcr100.dll was in any of the directories that were in my path and it was not. 

I did a set path:
Set Path
Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP;C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\ULEADS~1\MPEG;;C:\Program Files (x86)\jZip;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0;C:\Program
Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\Program Files (x86)\WinMerge;C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Utilities 1.3.4;C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Utilities 1.3.4\

I have copied msvcr100.dll into the following directory: C:\Windows\System32

Directory of C:\Windows\System32

11/16/2014 03:51 PM 773,968 msvcr100.dll

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So, a friend got a Toshiba laptop which has Windows Vista installed. His old laptop (which was running Windows XP) has a problem with the screen so he can't use it. I took the hard drive out of his old computer and put it in an external USB hard drive enclosure and transferred his files to the new machine.

I copied all of his music from his old hard drive to the new system but I didn't think to copy his playlists over, for some reason.

Anyway, once we locate his playlists what is the proper way to import them into Windows Media Player on Vista? Do we just put them in the Music folder or must we go through a formal import process using WMP?



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I have a windows vista machine that constantly and randomly emits the "windows error.wav" sound.

In the event viewer I didn't see anything to go along with the error sounds. It appears to be active every 2 minutes or so. It's an Acer Travelmate 5100

Answer:Vista machine emits windows error.wav sound

I actually figured this one out; the computer was/is configured for multiple monitors. Having just the laptop on hand, it was constantly searching for the other displays which were not present.

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Hello all,

This is the first time I've ever had to post on a tech forum to assist me in an issue, but I'm at an absolute loss.

A friend of mine was having trouble with his Dell Inspiron 1525, informing me that every time he booted the machine normally, it would freeze. He's not exactly computer savvy, so the machine wound up in my care to be diagnosed and fixed. I'm only a computer programmer, but I'm not exactly a slouch.

Safe mode and safe mode with networking work perfectly. Thinking the issue was just a plethora of viruses, I downloaded SuperAntiSpyware and Windows Defender and began cleaning out around a dozen or so pieces of malware and spyware from my friend's computer. I figured I had done my job and rebooted the computer normally. No go--- the issue still remain unresolved.

I'll describe the problem in more detail. I can get to the Windows Vista login screen just fine, and I'm even able to log in and get to the desktop... for about a minute. Then the machine locks to the point where I can only use the mouse and nothing else. I was able to get both Task Manager and Process Explorer working, and there is nothing taking up 100% of the processing power before the machine locks up. There was a svchost that took up 20-30% of the processing power but PE showed nothing abnormal with it, and I've even seen the computer freeze when that process was down to 0%. The physical memory seems a bit high at 850+ but nothing that should... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista machine freezing, can't find issue

I'm pretty sure there is still some malware lurking on the computer which is causing the issue, since you say that it works just fine in safe mode.

Perhaps someone authorized to help with malware removal here can assist you.

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Vista is 32-bit with only 2Gb of memory (additional 2Gb is on order), but unsure as to whether malware is the cause.

MalwareBytes didn't find anything (I forgot to grab the log), and Hitman Pro only had one entry.

Log files attached (additional one in subsequent post).


Answer:Windows Vista Machine Complaining Of General Slowness

Additional Log

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I have a large number of Vista laptops that need to be reimaged with Windows 7 OS. I have a bulk license for the OS.

I want to use a Windows 7 laptop and a switch to set up a small network and work station in order to push the OS from to 10 Vista machines at a time.

Is this possible? If so, can someone point me in the right direction?


Answer:Using Windows 7 Machine To Push OS Image To Vista Machines

This might be what your looking for....

Download: MDT 2012 Update 1 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
Some good reference material as well.

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I am using windows vista, and wanetd to installan application. When i try to install the application
i get the message "you must be logged in as an adminstrator when installing this program".

Can you guys tell me how do i switch to being the administrator of the machine. the machine is not networked and i am the only user.

Answer:can you guys help me to switch to being an administrator on my windows vista machine


MMnnn...If UAC is enabled, the program should prompt for an elevation and ask you to authenticate as administrator.

Go to Control Panel > User Account > User Accounts.

(The exact location to this in explorer is Control Panel\User Accounts\User Accounts)

Click on Turn User Account control on or off. Is UAC on or off?

Go back to the User Accounts page. Click Change your account type. You should see the options 'Standard user' and 'Administrator'. Is 'Administrator' checked? If not, check it, then click on the 'Change Account Type' button and try installting the application again.

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Following one of many sets of online instructions, we successfully (well almost) installed Windows XP on our new Toshiba U405-S2824 laptop, which came pre-loaded with Vista. The one thing that no longer works is the feature that enabled us to plug our MP3 player into a "hot" USB port to charge overnight. Any ideas on why it is no longer supported, and whether there is a fix for this?

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Installed "Sqldeveloper" on windows vista machine (version 64)
When I go to run the program from the home sqldeveloper home directory of: c:/sqldeveloper/sqldeveloper.exe I get the following two messages: 1) This application has failed to start because msvcr100.dll was not found.
Re-installing this application may fix this problem
2) Unable to launch the java virtual machine located at path
c:\sqldeveloper\jdk\jre\bin\server\jvm.dll I then did a set path to see if msvcr100.dll was in any of the directories that were in my path and it was not. I did a set path: Set Path
Path=C:\oraclexe\app\oracle\product\11.2.0\server\ bin;;C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Window s\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\system32\wbem;C:\ Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live;C:\Program Files (x86)\PHP;C:\PROGRA~2\COMMON~1\ULEADS~1\MPEG;;C:\P rogram Files (x86)\jZip;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v 1.0;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\Program Files (x86)\WinMerge;C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Utilities 1.3.4;C:\Program Files (x86)\MySQL\MySQL Utilities 1.3.4\
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WS F;.WSH;.MSCb I have copied msvcr100.dll into the following directory: C:\Windows\System32 Directory of C:\Windows\System32 11/16/2014 03:51 PM 773,968 msvcr100.dll As I try to run sqldeveloper again I continue to get the same two error messages.
I run the p... Read more

Answer:Missing msvcr100.dll File Windows Vista Machine

Finally can reply from home computer. When my Avast Anti-virus generates a very similar message, I have to uninstall and reinstall A A-V. Then, of course, I have to reConfigure and reSet all that stuff within A A-V.

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Hey all,
My Dell D620 with Intel Core Duo T2400 1.83GHz, 2GB DDR2 RAM (2 x 1GB config), 80GB Hard drive and is currently running Windows XP Pro 32-bit version.
My question is, I am about to install Windows Vista, but version of version of Windows Vista do I need to install?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Which version of Vista to install on Windows XP Professional machine?

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I currently have vista 32 and ordered a full version of windows 7 professional sp1 64-bit. The disk that came in the mail says "Reinstallation dvd windows 7 professional sp1 64 bit". Will this Reinstallation DVD allow me to do a clean install of windows 7 64-bit on my computer?

Answer:Clean install of windows 7 professional 64 bit from Vista machine

Hello Tn4Bama, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, that DVD will allow you to do a clean install with it.Clean Install Windows 7
Of course, to be able to install a 64-bit Windows 7, your computer will also need to meet at least the minimum requirements below:1 GHz 64-bit processor
2 GB RAM for 64-bit Windows 7 (recommend at least 4 GB)
20 GB available hard disk space (recommend at least 60 GB)
It would also be a good idea to make sure that you have 64-bit Windows 7 drivers available for all of your devices, and to have them downloaded and ready to install after Windows is finished installing.

Hope this helps,

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I have a dell inspiron desktop. it had windows vista on it, and I wanted to install a fresh copy of windows 7. But when the install process gets to the point of setting up the network, it says "There is no disk in the drive. Please insert a disk into drive \device\Harddisk1\DR1. What does that mean and what should I do

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I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop I purchased about 9 months ago, Windows Vista pre-installed. About 2-3 months ago Windows Explorer would occasionally freeze up when I was running two windows or if I tried to adjust the volume control.

Now it happens constantly! I ran the readme and I also seen a previous thread that reccomended I get RegCure, which I did.
Here is the thread:

Still crashing, although RegCure found about 1000 items.

Now Media Player 11 is crashing too. This happens when I rip a CD. It will rip the CD, then it will immediately stop responding. Restarting the program does no good; I have to restart the computer. And it happens EVERY TIME!

I tried to re-install the program, but it is embedded in Vista (thanks Microsoft) and now I can't seem to do anything with it.

All of my software is up to date (Java, Windows, IE, Firefox, Media Player, antivirus and system tools).

Help! Attached is the logs and I will send out a second email with the rest of the logs.

Answer:Windows Explorer keeps crashing/so does Media Player 11 Vista Machine

here is the last attachement. Thanks for your help!

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well...since I couldn't find anything about this in the searches, here goes.

I just bought an HP machine running Windows Vista. So I went ahead and put another disk drive in and installed Windows XP on it. Now there are two disk drives, each with an OS on it. I can boot either one fine and all software meant to run on each OS runs fine. Photoshop, Premiere Pro, whatever. That is normal behavior. The problem is that I cannot connect to the internet with the Windows XP side. The Windows Vista side works fine, no problems other than the normal issues facing the current built of Vista.

I have to guess that the issue is coming from the driver for the networking card. But my solutions to that have not worked so far.

I have tried:
1) Updating the service pack
2) Using a chipset for Nvidia nforce (the manufacturer of the networking card) being sure to use XP versions of the AMD64 drivers which I believe to be correct.
3) Using an AMD chipset.
4) pulling most, but not all, of my hair out.

The error is the typical cannot open page. The network says connected so the system knows there is a network but no packets have been sent so I am not connected.

And here I had plans to install another drive with Ubuntu on it too. I wonder if that would give me the same problem with the internet connection.

There is something I don't understand here. I'm hoping someone in this community can shed some light on the situation for me. Is there an issue with the hardware? It just se... Read more

Answer:Internet connection issue after installing Windows XP on Vista machine

It could be a compatibility issue for sure. Have you checked out the HP website for the network card drivers, windows xp version? If not, download the drivers, un-install the current network card drivers and reboot the computer. Once you boot to windows xp again try installing the updated drivers.

Worst case you can just go to your local computer store and purchase a separate network card.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

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

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

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

hi shamal,

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

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

Thanx for all assistance--doug

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

You can download windows 10 setup media >
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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

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

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