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How to modify application specific security settings

Question: How to modify application specific security settings

The DistributedCom error message appears in Event Viewer on ALL my personal computers only the CLSID, APPID and NT SIDs change.

I know the CLSID and APPID, how can I identify the software these numbers represent?
I know authority to launch the service for user S-1-5-18 has not been granted, who is S-1-5-18?
I wonder how to use the Component Services Admin tool to grant local launch permission, assuming launch is desirable.


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Answer: How to modify application specific security settings

For S-1-5-18 see: Well-known security identifiers in Windows operating systems

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I am running Firefox as my primary browser. I do not have Power Point installed so I have downloaded the PP reader and send downloaded messages to Desktop where I read them. Today I rec'd 3 PP messages. One of them I was able to read. The other 2 said that my security settings would not permit viewing them. How and what do I change to reduce the security settings? TIA.

Answer:How to modify Security settings in Firefox?

you did not say which version you are running. what i have found is for firefox 1.5. the link is below.


Protocols: The options here are 'Use SSL 2.0', 'Use SSL 3.0', Use 'TLS 1.0'. I recommend that you tick all three options, as they use appropriate security protocols (SSL is Secured Sockets Layer and TLS is Transport Layer Security) to ensure secure transmission of data over the Internet. If you encounter any difficulties with a particular website, then fall back to only having SSL 2.0 and 3.0 ticked. If you still have difficulties, only tick SSL 2.0 and if difficulty persists then avoid using the site for entering sensitive data, as all sites should support SSL 2.0.

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I am receiving the following error in the Event Viewer from the source DistributedCOM (Windows 8.1 64 bit) :
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID class identitification
 and APPID identification
 to the user Lenovo\Ewa with security identification SID
(S-1-5-21-1287633286-651115146-4152900111-1001) from the address LocalHost (using

LRPC) acting in the application container with identity SID
This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
It regards Zinio Reader application.
Please advice how can I fix the problem.
Thanks and best regards, Ewa

Answer:The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

Hi Ewa,
It's just a example instead of your real ID.
The ID of yours {316CDED5-E4AE-4B15-9113-7055D84DCC97} must be in that list. Have you attempt to find it?
I have search it on my lab computer(Windows 8.1)as below:
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Hi ,How are you. I get this error over and over again in the Event Viewer:

1203 - Description              : The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID

                                   and APPID

                                   to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19)
from address LocalHost (Using LRPC) running in the application container Unavailable SID (Unavailable). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Could you tell me exactly... Read more

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Using IE11.0.9600.16518 I've been having this problem lately with some sites I didn't have problems with before. I lowered my IE security setting to Med and no change. I've tried various things and nothing has worked. Nothing was done by mean to cause this. Any ideas?


Answer:Application blocked by security settings

Hi click on the Gear symbol on the top right and Safety,
Uncheck Active x filtering if checked.
Try using Clean boot,
The only settings you should be using are the default ones reset to insure you are,
Reset process first opening Internet explorer

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Using 32-bit Vista Home Premium for several months without issue.

As of last night I've noticed being unable to delete/view/modify any files of one specific filetype universally across my system. The files are Photoshop project files (.PSD) and can be deleted only in safe-mode. I can understand if this would be isolated to one or even several files that were corrupted, but not every previously working file in any location.

To be specific, upon trying to open, delete, rename, move, cut, copy, view properties of, or try to access a file of this type (.psd), whichever program is trying to complete the action will hang indefinitely. As example, trying to delete doesn't give an error message, the system just displays the 'Calculating time remaining' which can be cancelled; or trying to rename will cause Explorer to stop responding; or using HijackThis to 'delete on reboot' will lock up the program when selecting the file in question. Even a command prompt running with admin privileges will hang on "del filename.psd". And so far as reinstalling Photoshop or somesuch solution, why would Windows need to consult with a file's associated program before trying to enforce a system-only action like deletion?

Can anyone shed some light on specifically what could cause this to happen? So much as system restore might correct the problem, I'd like to know what's behind it.

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Hello Everyone,
What I want to accomplish is to run the program "InstallShield" only with a specified user.
So Basically DENY TO EVERYONE (admins, users, ... ) and ALLOW to the specified user.
I've tryied to create a Deny rule to everyone and an allow to specified user rule but isn't working.
Pheraps it checks the deny rule first and if it's true it stop checking.
Is there a way to allow only my SA user to be able to run Installshield and to deny access to the app to everyone else?

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Whether Indexing options settings are User specific or PC specific

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We have a dozen or so distribution lists in Exchange (groups) / Active Directory (security groups) (same thing), and I am wondering if there is a way to give a few users (such as the Secretary in the Executive department) the ability to add and remove members from these distribution lists so that we can move the responsibility of keeping these up-to-date to someone in Human Resources / Executive / other departments if they have their own distribution list, etcetera.

And if so, how would the user go and make changes?

Answer:Active Directory/Exchange: possible to give specific users ability to modify groups?

In the group properties look at the Managed By tab. The 'manager' of the group can add/remove people in Outlook.

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What I'd like to do is change the default white background in my browsers and applications. I've used utilities like WindowBlinds etc but they don't do it. Isn't there a simple setting somewhere please? As you read this, you are seeing black text on a bright white background.

Answer:Modify Windows application backgrounds

Your browser colors are made by the owner with HTML.
Not much you can do about it.

I have WindowBlinds.
Various Skins have different colors.

Another picture---

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Hi, I've had a Thinkpad before but now I have an Ideapad Y510P. The Trackpad seems different. The left and right mouse buttons are built into the track pad, so when I try to click them, if I drag my finger at all, the mouse moves. I believe my old Thinkpad had isolated buttons so this wasn't an issue. Is there a way to disable or lower the sensitivity of the Trackpad at the buttons so this stops being an issue?

Answer:How to Modify Trackpad Settings?

Hi Anubis512,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
To access the trackpad settings please click on start button and then type ?Control Mouse? and select the option or click on control panel>Mouse to access the trackpad settings.
Do post us back for further queries.
Best Regards

Shiva Kumar

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Unable to run Windows Update on this Windows 8.1 desktop.   I'm being prompted that ‘some settings are managed by system administrator’ and if I attempt to change the settings, the option is greyed out.   Currently states in grey 'Never check for updates'.
I'm the administrator with administrator rights.   Windows update was working, but just noticed yesterday this issue.  
Thanking you in advance.

Answer:Windows Update - cannot modify settings

Please make a screenshot of this message and attach it in your topic.
How to make a screenshot
1. Download and run A Thousand Words .
2. Follow the wizard to capture a screenshot
3. Use the built-in editor to resize, edit, or re-capture your screen shot. 
4. Your screen shot will be saved to your desktop when you finish the wizard.
You can post the screenshot in your next post as an attachment.  
Just below the area where you write text in a post there is the Post button, to the right of this is More Reply Options. 

When you click on More Relpy Options  you will see Attach Files and Browse, click on Browse, this will open Pictures on your computer, click on the image you want to post, then click on Attach This File, then Add Reply.

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Hi guys,

I got my 21" CRT monitor today. I love the huge screen area. But even as big as it is, I still have trouble reading the text at 1600x1200 (it's native resolution) It looks washed out and blurry. I can read the text but it's not that sharp. The monitor's color is also not good. I have adjusted the settings but I can't get the colors to be as vibrant as on my laptop (or even close) I'm not too happy about my purchase, I thought the color and sharpness would be better on a sony trinitron. Are there any programs I can use to help me modify the settings?

Here's the monitor I have:


Answer:Program that helps modify monitor settings?

Well...there's usually buttons on the bottom of the moniter. There's firmware in the moniter w/ a crude interface....but it will make the colors better. And for the text size, i think you can change the default in the control panel.

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I've got a question. Is there any possebility to modify the BIOS settings of a R600 with a tool?

Best would be something what uses a command line // could be opened with parameters,
I would like to change round about 100 machines remotely --> I definitely would need a tool for that.

Thank you!

Answer:Portege R600 - Modify BIOS settings out of windows.

BIOS is very sensible area and cannot be offered for customization. This ?basic? settings are defined by Toshiba and cannot be changed.

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Hello, After installing the latest audio drivers version (7ka113ww.exe) into my T61p Thinkpad, my computer freezes \ locks up when I press the Mute, Volume Up, Volume Down buttons or when I make any changes into my sound settings. Where can I get a copy of the previous version of this driver? or a fix to this problem.? thanksRoberto Ramirez


Go to Solution.

Answer:Laptop freezes while trying to modify the audio settings\volume

Hi Roberto, welcome to the forum,
You can find the factory state drivers in c:\swtools\drivers\audio

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Hello Everyone,
If i in de Windows Central app from the Notification settings from "Notifications for Articles" changed to "all" messages en i have enabled all the 3 settings for "Notifications and Comments for Forums"
After a restart of the Windows Central app,all the modified settings are automaticly back were i started.
"Notification For Articles" Are back to off and the "Notifications and Comments For Forums" are all automaticly disabled.
Geert Van Osch

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weird dialog box comes up when I try to modify excel options

"number must be greater than or equal to zero"

this is preventing me from modifying the options.

Any ideas?


Answer:Excel 2003: Can't modify Tools>Options settings

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I have an HP pavilion laptop with W7 Home Premium X64 - new install. The laptop has begun hanging with a black screen upon my request for it to shutdown, restart, boot, or anytime i attempt to run something which causes the windows 7 are you sure you want to allow changes to the computer message box. The only change made before this happened was a windows update. The problem started a few starts after this install. I have searched but most issues address a black screen with a completely unresponsive computer. Mine comes out of it within a minute or so. The screen also flashes a few times during this hangup.

Answer:black screen issues on boot, shutdown, and modify settings

Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance Date: 2/26/2012 3:17:56 PM Event ID: 201 Task Category: Shutdown Performance Monitoring Level: Error Keywords: Event Log User: LOCAL SERVICE Computer: Owner-PC Description: This application caused a delay in the system shutdown process: File Name : rundll32.exe Friendly Name : Windows host process (Rundll32) Version : 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) Total Time : 15907ms Degradation Time : 15769ms Incident Time (UTC) : ‎2012‎-‎02‎-‎26T20:13:13.420183100Z Event Xml: 201 1 2 4007 41 0x8000000000010000 155 Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational Owner-PC 2012-02-26T20:13:13.420183100Z 13 rundll32.exe 32 Windows host process (Rundll32) 38 6.1.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255) 15907 15769 33 C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe 37 Microsoft? Windows? Operating System 22 Microsoft Corporation Log Name: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance/Operational Source: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Performance Date: 2/19/2012 3:25:04 AM Event ID: 201 Task Category: Shutdown Performance Monitoring Level: Error Keywords: Event Log User: LOCAL SERVICE Computer: O... Read more

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I wonder if the forum you give courses on the method of disinfection. your approach to the problem is logical to look at the operation of the computer before to see if the computer is infected.
So if you are organizing courses I'd like to participate.

Answer:specific application

The malware removal forum here says that only "authorized personnel" are allowed to respond to help requests.  Perhaps you could contact one of the moderators of that forum and ask how to go about becoming authorized.  I know that some other computer forums have actual classes to teach malware removal; this one might too.

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REG-PRNTSRVR1\Administrators local security group contains DOMAIN\Domain Admins as a member.

The default 'Print Server Properties' security tab has 'Administrators (REG-PRNTSRVR1\Administrators)' with full blown permissions. Under Advanced Security Settings, there are two entries for this; one of them has 'View Server' and 'Manage Server' checkmarked applying to 'This server only', and the other for 'Print', 'Manage Printers', and 'Manage Documents' applying to 'Documents and printers only'.

I am RDP'd into REG-PRNTSRVR1 as my own credentials, a member of Domain Admins security group.

Why in the world do I not have the ability to modify these default permissions or modify the settings of printer queues? Even the 'Security' tab of printer queues say 'Administrators (REG-PRNTSRVR1\Administrators)' has full blown permissions ('Special Permissions' not checkmarked though).

Answer:Unable to modify printer settings as Domain Admin logged into Windows print server

Is domain admins added to the local Print Operators Group?

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I am domain admin. How can modify the Local Security Policy of remoter computer in same LAN?


Answer:How to modify the Local Security Policy of remote computer?

security settings for your machine should be found in group policy editor under computer config | windows settings | security

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I have been trying to diagnose a particular problem where applications freeze for a split 2-3 seconds at random intervals. I really hope that someone might be able to provide some suggestions as I am starting to pull my hair out with this.

For example, I could be running the following programs:
Google Chrome
VLC Movie Player
Playng TERA Online.

While playing Tera (current active program) and watching a movie on VLC. VLC will freeze for a few seconds (at random) and then continue, while the game I'm playing does not freeze at all.

Another scenario:
Mozilla Firefox
Quicktime Player
MS Office - Excel
While reading a webpage in Firefox (current active program) and listening to music with quicktime, as I scroll through the webpage the browser will freeze and become unresponsive for 2-3 seconds. Meanwhile the music playing in Quicktime has not missed a single beat.

List of attempted fixes:Checked Event Viewer(Applications) for errors, none found.
Adjusted Virtual Memory/Paging file from 8162MB to an Initial size of 16324/Max 32648
Ran stress test (passmark) To check if I could isolate the freezing during certain tests. (Did not lock up at all after running 5 tests)
Used Windows Error checking (CHKDSK) on physical drive to check for errors (none found in Event Viewer)
Updated GPU to latest driver version (v301.42)
Removed secondary GPU(GeForce 8600 GT), Ran with only Primary GPU(GeForce GTX 560Ti)
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Answer:Application specific lock ups.

I think tonight I will purchase a new hard drive, also contemplating on whether or not to try Windows 8. I will post the results.

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I have strange problem.

On my computer some application works with one internet connection ( ISP ) and some through other internet connection ( ISP )

This problem has started since last few days.*

I flush dns and did most common solutions found on net like changing TCP/IP but nothing worked.

Is there any way to get rid off from this error ?

Or is there any way we can combine BOTH wireless internet connection in one PC and make some settings that which application works with which internet connection ( ISP )

I have 2 wireless internet dongles and I have 2 dongles which I can attach to my PC to connect to this internet dongles.

I read about Bridge connection and i did it but this didn't solved the error. May be because I am not able to make settings which application uses which internet connection

PLEASE NOTE, I am not having problem in browsing website. I am having PROBLEM in installed application, like stock market trading software.

I tried disabling antivirus also, but nothing worked.

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I'm trying to setup a Application specific proxy. I have tried everything that I could find via Google search and nothing seems to work. All the proxy servers I have found seem to be centered around web browsers such as IE, and firefox.

Any help would be appreciated,

Answer:Application Specific Proxy

something like this?

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Are there any workarounds to have grouping only for specific applications on the taskbar...?

Answer:Application specific grouping


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This has been bugging me for a while it pops up whenever I start the computer. I don't know to much about how to do things so please have some patients with me. If you can help me than I might just love you forever.

Answer:Error loading C:\Documents and Settings\ Network Service\ Local Settings\ Application Data\ hrcopul.dll

Have you run any scans for infections? I Googled hrcopul.dll, and everything that I found points to a infection.

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Hey all I am trying to enable the "do not display last user name" in Local security policies via command prompt but am hitting dead ends. I have to do this to around a hundred computers and was hoping I could just write a batch file to do so but can't figure out the command... The path to it is "Local Security Policy>Local Policies>Security options>Interactive logon: Do not display last use name." If anyone could help it would be absolutely awesome.

Answer:modify local security policy from command prompt in Windows 7?

Are the computers part of a domain? If so you can set this in the domain policy.

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If I right click on on a DRIVE LETTER, the sharing and security option is not visible in the context menu. If I right click a DRIVE LETTER and select properties, then the sharing tab is not visible in the properties pane.

However, if I do either of the above with a FOLDER, the sharing options ARE available.

I discovered this while trying to share a cd-rom drive. Consequently I can't share it. All my hard drives already have sharing enabled at the root level (something I did months ago) and consquently I can't disable any of these shares.


-I am logged in as the admin.
-simple file sharing enabled
-The server service is running
-The following registry key is NOT enabled:

Value Name: NoSecurityTab

Any ideas?

Answer:Sharing and security tab not visible, can't modify shares on drives, only folders

XP-Pro or XP-Home?

Have you tried logging in as Administrator in Safe mode and seeing if you can change them?

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How can I give admin right to a specific application? For example, On some client PCs users not have permission for install and update application and they need admin account for it. How can I let users to install or update specific applications without
admin account?

Thank you.

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this? I can be reached at [email protected]

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

Not sure, nor do I know why would would want to do this. what's your reasoning for this?

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I'm new to the board here so I'm not positive what the typical format is for posting questions but I'm getting the following message which causes the computer to reboot. The error pops up approximately 2 hours after the computer has been logged in.

Services.exe Application Error
The instruction at "0x606d334c" referenced memory at "0x02d40328". The memory could not be "read".

Clicking either OK or Cancel causes the computer to reboot. You can move the window to the side and ignore it but that doesn't fix the issue.


Answer:Services.exe Application Error (specific)

Hi and welcome to the forum

After doing a bunch of searching, I don't have any answer. I only found about 6 entries for 0x606d334c, no one had an answer

If you drag it across the screen, so you can continue to work, do you notice other problems like slowing down?


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I have a command line utility for some purpose. I start this utility from a COM DLL using ShellExecuteEx function. When calling ShellExecuteEx, i specify the lpVerb parameter as "runas" so that the utility is started elevated. I call
the COM Interface function from an exe client on its startup. So when i start the client exe, the utility is also started. My problem is that since the utility is started elevated, it always asks for the UAC confirmation prompt. I can't stand this because
there will be no manual intervention during this process. So I need the utility to be started without showing the UAC prompt, but still elevated when i start the client exe. Is there any way to achieve this? I would prefer some changes done within the utility
itself like changing the manifest file rather than some system settings changes. Any help will be appreciated..

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I need a software solution to be able limit the bandwidth for specific (defined) application. I run XP behind a firewall (no access to firewall) and need to limit both uplink and downlink. I have tried a product called NetLimiter v0.91 Beta 3 but it is too buggy.



Answer:Limit bandwidth for specific application Software/GAW03/Bandwidth Software

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I have been OK with Windows XP on my old P4 PCs 2GB RAM (standalone No Internet) that I use for basic word processing and Photo Editing (mainly with FastStone Image Viewer FastStone Image Viewer - Powerful and Intuitive Photo Viewer, Editor and Batch Converter), but would like to upgrade to Windows 10 for more software options.
Am starting to do my homework and just read "Windows 10: Which version of Windows is best for my old Dell Latitude D620 laptop"
I was encouraged when read Fafhrd 's PC system specs and noticed "CPU: Intel socket 775 Pentium 4 540 HT 3200 Prescott " which is similar to mine.
For Windows XP I have found "Mini WinXP" that comes with Hiren's 15.2 Hiren's BootCD Fan & Discussion Platform on a bootable USB drive to be the fastest for many things.
Does anyone know if there is anything similar for Windows 10?
If not any suggestions for reducing Windows 10?

Answer:Application Specific Windows 10 Suggestions?

Normally I cut and paste and then remove any irregularities by using "remove format".

Tried this in "preview post" but did not work.

Would appreciate suggestions!!!



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I have an application, that has fairly small fonts and no option to increase the font size.
So I thought, that maybe there is a way to zoom the window of that application on the
I quickly found several apps, promising to aid in doing that, but soon my disappointment
was quite big, as they were zooming the entire screen (and I couldn't see the entire window
of a maximized application, which I have open in parallel) or just an area around the mouse
or I had to specify which coordinates on the screen to zoom (how annoying can that be ?!?).
And I wasn't able to find an app, which would just say - click on the window you want me to
zoom in to and that's all...
Please kindly help me !! Thanks!

Answer:How to zoom a specific application's window ???

Welcome darkman088 to the forum.
Try this.

Start Orb and type in magnifier. You will get Windows built in magnifier.

I use it a lot. I use a selected button on my mouse to activate it when needed.
You can adjust the magnification from 100% to over 1000% but not much else.

It magnifies the whole page.

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this?

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

Quote: Originally Posted by arijitray81


I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.

What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.

So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.

Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this?

Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Hi and welcome to Seven Forums.

I do not think this is possible to do I would think they would interfere with each other.

EDIT: The only way to do this would be to have them connecting to different networks (eg. for wired - then for wireless)

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I need some help. I have a PC running Windows 7 Home Basic. The PC has a LAN interface and a WiFi interface. Both the LAN and WiFi have individual IP addresses and connects to two different routers.
What I'm trying to do is have IE10 connect only through the LAN card that connects to my computer's router. & have all other applications use the WiFi adapter to connect to the internet.
So far, I have tried to use ForceBindIP to bind the applications and use Route command to route the traffic.. but will no success.
Can someone please provide me detailed steps to go about this? I can be reached at [email protected]
Any help you can provide will be appreciated.

Answer:NIC specific application setting in Windows 7

This thread on tomshardware may be of help

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I have encountered an issue on one Windows 7 Enterprise x64 machine. An Application is slower by the factor of about 10 when run from a specific path. If i remove a space from the path it is normally fast. If I add it back the application is slow again.
What could be the issue here?
Thank you in advance, best regards
I realized that I prematurely asked this question and there probably is a really good reason for this. I should first try to investigate with the Visual Studio Performance tools.

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In Win XP, is there a way to force an application to use a specific connection while everything else uses a different connection? Here’s what I’d like to be able to do:

I connect from home to work via Verizon Broadband and Nortel VPN to access a secure LAN with shared drives and services, including intranet applications. This is already in place and working fine. The work LAN firewall is configured to block all Internet browsing attempts for all devices connected via VPN – not necessarily for security reasons, but rather to conserve bandwidth. The VPN switch and firewall share the same router and broadband connection, so incoming Internet requests from home through the VPN would go back out of the firewall – effectively doubling the required bandwidth for each request.

This configuration renders embedded Internet links in email and various documents almost useless. There are two choices at present to affect a workaround.

One is to drop the VPN connection when Internet browsing is required; browse to the Internet; and then reestablish the VPN connection after the Internet browsing is complete. This is cumbersome and inefficient at best, but it does work.

The second is to configure the VPN client to use split tunneling. This works too, but puts additional load on the Verizon Broadband connection between home and office (already the slowest link in the path). Also, this option meets with resistance from our network folks for reasons I won’t go into here.

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Answer:Can I force an application to use a specific network in XP?

The whole point of the VPN is to insure a secure channel into the remote computer. You drill a hole a truck could drive through if you actually allow Internet connections while the VPN is connected!

The ability to have multiple connections is normally configured by the VPN host, and I suspect your company would take a really dim view of you compromising their network for your convenience.

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I use Tunngle to game online through LAN, and it uses a service named TnglCtrl.exe which uses 10mb of memory idle. Even though when I am not using Tunngle, it starts. If i close the service, Tunngle will refuse to run. So I would like to know if it is possible to do the following:

In Services, I set TnglCtrl.exe to Manual startup. When I would like to start the Tunngle application, TnglCtrl.exe would start automatically. Is this possible?


Answer:Starting a specific service when opening an application

Just have it on all the time...10 MBs of RAM is absolutely NOTHING.
You have way to much RAM to be concerned over this.

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I have tried several personal firewalls and have yet to find one of the free ones that will allow you to set firewall rules that allow only a specific ip or ip's to connect to a specific application. Most only have a trusted ip list.

Online Armor has this functionality but not for the free version.

I dont recall whether comodo has this ability but I did not like that comodo would have several outbound connections even when I did not have anything that should be connected out to the internet (something to do with cloud?).

Answer:Firewall that blocks application connect to specific ip?

It seems that the Windows' built-in firewall might be able to do what you're after by creating a new custom rule.

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Hello Everyone,
I am in a need of a software that will have application specific settings.
The software should
1.Stop dwm service
2.Kill sidebar.exe
3.Kill Rainmeter.exe
4.Change power plan
5. Start the program(game I want to start)
When the game ends
6.Restore dwm,sidebar,rainmeter,power plan.
It would be great if the software enable me to have a shortcut to start the app with those settings....
Thanks for viewing...
I use Windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Turbo mode for specific application(esp. games)

Ahh! I think I have no other way using vTask Studio
I can then edit its shortcut to the game's icon ...
Going to do for all my games ..

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T420Plugged into power.Power set to maximu. Seems to only affect one program i.e. AS400 When on battery, it seems to be normal, only when plugged in, does it dim the screen when on that application. You open up mycomputer or anything else and it will be back to normal.  -Aaron

Answer:T420 - Dims automatically for specific application

Wow, how do I enable that feature on my notebook. Niffty.

T520 Model 4239 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2860QMbr>; Nvidia NVS 4200M Win 10 64bitZ70-80 I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Win 10 64bit FHD 17.3", G840 w/2GB

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I have had repeated BSOD with message (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) on a Lenovo E550 running Win 10 Pro 6 bit (upgraded from win 8.1pro 64). It occurred:
1. on sleeping, and
2. seemingly randomly. i.e. with applications open, idle with no applications open

I seem to have got around (1) by unchecking the "Turn on fast startup" option in Power Options. but the BSOD continues to occur at other times.

I have used the Lenovo System update tool to update the drivers it can but have reached the limit of my current capabilities/knowledge so am looking for some help interpreting the dump files and troublshooting

Per BSOD posting instructions I've run the utility and attached the zip file to the post.

Thanks for any advice/direction.

Answer:Repeated BSOD (DPC_WATCHDOG_VIOLATION) no specific application

Hi obiwan,

Welcome to the 10forums.

Please uninstall everything of AMD using Display Driver Uninstaller and install new drivers from your manufacturer.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys

3: kd> lmvm atikmdag
start end module name
fffff800`b6420000 fffff800`b7927000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Tue Jun 23 03:34:51 2015 (5588B7BB)
CheckSum: 014A1763
ImageSize: 01507000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4

Please check your manufacturer for driver updates for the sound driver and Intel Storage Rapid Technology driver.
You might want to disable the ISRT service.

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for CHDRT64.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for CHDRT64.sys

3: kd> lmvm CHDRT64
start end module name
fffff801`1d4b0000 fffff801`1d633000 CHDRT64 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: CHDRT64.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\CHDRT64.sys
Image name: CHDRT64.sys
Timestamp: Tue Mar 10 06:36:29 2015 (54FE82DD)
CheckSum: 00177D4B
ImageSize: 00183000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0... Read more

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I have an IR receiver constantly attached to my computer. One program I use always registers it as a game controller, and stops me from using my actual game controllers in favor of it. Is it possible to automate disabling the IR receiver while the program runs, and re-enabling it after the application closes?

Answer:Is it possible to disable a device while a specific application runs?

Hi, if you know or can find a command to disable it, you can write a simple Autohotkey script- for example, a loop that periodically tests to see if your game is running, and if so, disable the device.

(Autohotkey is free and well supported- it can be programmed to test for the presence of a particular process in 1 line).

Probably 5 lines would suffice.

It comes with a comprehensive help file, detailing each command with examples.

AutoHotkey Beginner Tutorial

Or you could create a shortcut to a script that
a. launches the game
b. disables the device and exits when you choose.

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I have a laptop on my desk just for testing external access issues to our sites. I'd rather not.

I know it's been asked.. I think I've read over 20 posts on it with no clear and simple solution.

On my windows7 x64 station I have a hard wired LAN Network Connection and a USB wireless network conection. If both are up, IE uses the wired Lan connection. If I disable that LAN connection, IE uses the wireless. Great.. but?

What If I want to have both up? Reading emails and and accessing other intranet resources normally, but surfing via the wireless. Or even better, surfing from a specific browser or instance of a browser through the wireless Connection, and all others using activity through the wired Lan connection?

I'd like to do this without a Proxy or a VM. I understand there is a product called ForceBindIP that sounded very promising, but it does not support Windows 7 yet.

Is there maybe a firewall setting to route port 80 and 443 traffic to a specific Lan connetion? How about tweaking setting of the wired lan connection so that it fails to find DNS servers or anything on the outside?

I'm somewhat surprised this is not a setting somewhere already. I see great value having this.


Answer:Forcing an application to specific Network Connection... AGAIN!?

Cisco has a software that can do this but I'm not familor with it and don't know much about it,you might even need a Cisco router to use the software.

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there is an application that communicates with remote server. it connects to the server and the user selects the records/files (txt or tif files) it then starts downloading them.

the issue with it is that this application works from home or non company internet. but it doesnt works on company network.

i want to investigate whats stoping it.

it can successfully login to the server and shows the files needed to be downloaded. and it sometimes does starts downloading . but it fails midway through files.

we are behind a tmg.

and tmg client is working but no success with it.

so i want some application to be installed on that particular pc on which the application is not working .(again it works if non company internet is used). that should just monitor the packets sent and received by that application..

wireshark is too complicated.. and displays all packets flying by.

how can i corelate the packets shown in wire shark to that specific program ?

any other alternative ?

or how to tackle the issue with this particular app? that is what i want to solve.

that application uses http to download data .

Answer:monitor the traffice sent and received by one specific application

Start with Process Monitor. It will not show you the packets, but it might provide a clue.

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I have found an incredible software on the internet (SUNNYSIDESOFT | VirtualTablet ). It has only one issue - it constatly inputs mouse 1 when I touch my tablet screen (as it should...), but I don't want it. I need only tracking, so theres my question:
Can I disable application's mouse 1 input, so it will only track mouse position?

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This is a question concerning anonymity and maintaining privacy. I can use a proxy server, http or socks, and that shows I am connecting from another address than my home IP. However, some sites also track things like browser language and time zone. Language I can simply change by using an English version of my browser rather than a Swedish one, but what about the time zone? Even if I connect through say a US proxy, it will show my time zone as central European.

The question: Is there any way to either prevent the time zone from being detected through the web, or change the time zone which is displayed? I know I can of course just change the time zone of my system but I'd rather not as it will mess up logs and such. If there is another way of doing it, either with what utilities are in place or by additional software, I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks in advance.

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Is there a way in Windows 2000 to specify a separate printer for an application without changing the default. Both printers are network printers. Example:

Microsoft Word automatically prints to Printer 1.
(User doesn't have change from the default printer to Printer 1 when print options screen comes up. It is already set. )

All other applications print to Printer 2 (the default printer).

Thanks in advance.

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I have found an incredible software on the internet (SUNNYSIDESOFT | VirtualTablet ). It has only one issue - it constatly inputs mouse 1 when I touch my tablet screen (as it should...), but I don't want it. I need only tracking, so theres my question:
Can I disable application's mouse 1 input, so it will only track mouse position?

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Thank you all for this forum
I want to do the following
increase width of an icon for a specific application application not all icons

I see this method

Registry Editor ->
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics -> MinWidth
but it change in all icons
I want to do that for a specific icon
Could any one help for that ?

Answer:Change Taskbar Icon Width for a specific Application

Hello Mialbedwy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the same method of pinning the Recycle Bin to the taskbar in a folder as a toolbar, but use the application you want instead of the Recycle Bin. This will give it a wider space.

Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar

Hope this helps,

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Greetings everyone.  I've been dealing with this annoyance for two years.  I've been in contact with the support staff for the application, and have tried everything suggested, but the issue still stands.
The application is League of Legends.  The issue is when the game tries to launch lolclient.exe, I get this error: "Unable to connect to the server.  If you have a firewall, it may be blocking the connection.  Please refer to your firewall's documentation.  Would you like to retry the connection?"  
If I click "Retry," I'm stuck on a black screen for ~30 seconds and then it loads successfully.  Sometimes it waits for ~30 seconds, prompts the error again, and then it's successful.  It always eventually succeeds, but it takes a while to get there.  Besides using a VPN and replacing hardware, I've tried literally everything suggested by the community and the staff.  All necessary ports are forwarded and confirmed as open.  I do not experience any persistent network issues besides this one. 
I know that it's not actually related to my firewall for two reasons: 1. it happens on ANY computer on the network, regardless of software.  If I use the computer on another network, it connects immediately, and 2. I've completely uninstalled my firewall software, disabled Windows Defender, and ensured that all firewall-related services were stopped.  The router's internal firewall is disabled. &#... Read more

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HI I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to show a particular app on all virtual desktops. I have a password manager that interacts with any window that requires a password and I dont want to have to move it every time I have a window that requires access to it. I like my applications separated into separate desktops as it is now, but a few applications I need to see on every desktop. Is there a way to do that?

Answer:Windows 10 Task View: Showing a specific application on all VD's

trinsic said:

HI I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to show a particular app on all virtual desktops. I have a password manager that interacts with any window that requires a password and I dont want to have to move it every time I have a window that requires access to it. I like my applications separated into separate desktops as it is now, but a few applications I need to see on every desktop. Is there a way to do that?

In Task View, right click on an application:

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In Windows 7, the input method is application-specific, i.e., when you change the input method in one application, it doesn't affect other applications. However, in Windows 8 this seems to be changed: the input method is system-wide.

The problem is: I need to use Chinese input (either the embedded Windows Chinese input, or the one from Google, I prefer to use the later), which seems to only use US keyboard layout. However, I am using Finnish layout, so the locations of symbol keys are different. I need to frequently switch the input methods, which is really annoying. I really miss the one in Windows 7: the Chinese input was only effective for the application I needed to type Chinese

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I have an desktop application I use for nntp, but I can't associate nntp with my app in windows 8. I never had a problem on windows 7 and prior.

How do I manually configure windows8 that nntp should be handled by my application? When I go through control panel, it only lets me add apps from windows app store, or Google Chrome. I do not see how to add my app to the list of apps.
Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:Associate NNTP Protocol to a specific application in Windo

In the classic Control Panel, find "Associate a file type or protocol with a program" ans scroll all the way down. Is NNTP listed under protocols?
If so, what happens when you click "Change program"?
If not, what kind of software is it? Does it come with the installer?

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I purchased a game that has a known sound issue. It only plays all of the sound when using Stereo sound. 5.1 sounds are sadly incomplete. Currently I only know how to change all sound on my system to either be Stereo or 5.1. Is there any way that I can set this one application to use Stereo sound? Perhaps with a third party app?

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I am writing this because I am seeking help with an Email related issue.

I am trying to use a program that retrieves Inbound Email attachments and resends them to a new destination… it is a dispatch program.

The Help Files associated with this program make reference to “The Attachment Folder” from “My Email Program”.

I am currently using Microsoft Outlook 2000 as my Email program although… I also have Outlook Express as an optional email program that I could use.

I would prefer to stay with Outlook 2000 though…
“if possible”.

I am enclosing an excerpt from the “Help” File associated with this program so you can see their exact reference to an “Attachment Folder from my Email Program”.

I have tried contacting The Program Manufacturers Tech. Support but as yet have not heard back from them.

I am looking for any advice or direction to be able to Locate and Identify this “Attachments Folder” in “my Email Program” that they make reference to.

If you can assist or advise me in any way I would appreciate it very much, as I am completely lost as to what to do next.

My Operating System is Windows 98SE.

Thank You
Mike Santos

My email address is à [email protected]
Excerpt from The Program Distributor… “as Follows”

If you want to automatically scan for information sent by email, add the attachments folder of your email software to the list of folders to scan.

The Program is “Express Delegate” and it is available... Read more

Answer:Simple Program Application Question Re; A Specific Folder ???

Outlook does not save the attachments in a "separate folder", it bundles them up with everything else in a .pst file.

Other email programs such as Eudora use an attachments folde, located wherever you want it. Looks like thats what the program is designed for?

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How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application i am using windows 7 and mcafee anti-virus i m geting tat question every time i use s irritating!!!!

Answer:How To Turn Off User Account Control (UAC) For A Specific Application


You may find this post helpful
Can you turn UAC off for a specific program?


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As the title indicates, I'd like to restrict the amount of bandwidth or internet access speed of a specific application on my PC. Preferably during certain times only, but even a way to enable and disable this rule as I need would be fine.

I have a 1Mb ADSL with a measly 3GB monthly cap (it's painful, can't afford more at the moment though), and Steam turns out to be the nastiest, bloated, deceptive, sneaky, bandwidth-whor........<a while later>........ piece of software ever released to the world at large.

So, I keep setting all my games to "Do not update automatically" (which needs to be re-set after each time a game is run), and it supposedly doesn't download updates or patches while a game is being played... Despite this, if I decide to play Borderlands, after launching the game I have to alt-tab into Windows, go to Steam, and pause the next "Suspended" 250MB or 300MB update that it's busy downloading... I may have a slow connection by most of your standards, but at a pretty constant 100KB/s, 3GB isn't exactly going to last me that long.

Now, I do have a service from my ISP that gives me 5 times my download cap between 1am and 5am (more info, if you like).. So I can get a theoretical 15GB a month if I play my cards right. Is there any firewall out there that will allow me to limit the access speed of Steam to 5KB/s or 10KB/s during specific times...?

Please note: I've tried NetLimiter's trial, and it works perfectly, but it's a bit pr... Read more

Answer:Limit Bandwidth / Internet Access for Specific Application?

Has nobody got any suggestions...?

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I downloaded a bespoke appn from a site called that allows you to put together your own pictures into specific book types and they then produce a proper coffee table stylebook, ideal for wedding pictures etc.

But for some reason as soon as I open the application it is trying to connect to the internet to check for updates as it is supposed to do and it cannot reach the server it's trying to. Similarly if you try and manually update it this happens.

I have allowed it as an exception in Windows Firewall so other thought is it's something to do with my router settings. Any suggestions? I can't understand why this would be the case though because AVG, Spybot, Adaware etc etc have never given me a problem like this and I've never had to manually configure my router in any way (it's a fairly standard Netgear one.)

I tried installing the same software at work and it worked straight away, so clearly it is something to do with my setup at home. Sigh....

I contacted Bob's Books and they said they've never had this problem before. And with the best will in the world they are not techies.

Any suggestions greatfully received as the (new) wife is hassling me to get it sorted so she can sort the wedding and honeymoon pictures out. Whoever said married life would be all bliss....


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I have several versions of an application (Adobe After Effects) installed (I help test out prerelease versions of the software - which is nice) and I'd like to be able to set the precise application / file type association.

If I get a file's properties and 'Change...' the 'Opens with:' and browse to the exact application I want it to open with (After Effects version 13.6x123), then Apply/OK it, when I open the file, it just loads up the oldest version of the app (After Effects version 13.2) that Windows can find. Is there a better way to set filetype associations than the broken method that Windows is clearly attempting to use?

I have four versions of this app currently installed, all in C:\Program Files\Adobe. 90% of the time, I want to use the latest version, but occasionally need to use an older (public release) version to check how certain bugs/behaviours have changed, so need to keep all those versions installed.

I can use the workaround of opening the specific app and File > opening the file from within it, but it would be nice if I could get Windows to behave properly. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

~ Paul

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I'd like to ask if it is possible for a non-administrative account user to run a specific application that requires elevated privileges without supplying administrator's password? Is there perhaps a possibility for the administrator to create a rule for the standard user, so that the user will not be prompted for password?

Answer:Running specific application with elevated privileges without admin password?

Found an article that seems might be able to help here - How to launch a program always elevated under Vista UAC. Will try this approach later today and see if it can be applied to a lower standing acount.

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is there any software out there that will tell me how much upload and download bandwidth is coming from what processes on my machine, and possibly total it up over time? i'm cureious to see how much things like dropbox are affecting my monthly bandwidth caps and also wanting to make sure i don't have any apps that are sneaking stuff over my lines. (for windows btw)

Answer:Solved: program to track application-specific bandwidth usage?

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My goal is to start Windows Event Viewer from a command line, with the Application node already selected, showing only entries for my specific application, or provider? In other words, I need to filter it by the Source column for the "Application X" using command line call:

So far I could figure out that I need to do this to show Application node:

eventvwr /c:Application
but I can't figure out how to specify provider in the /f: parameter, and the example given if I run "eventvwr /?" does not help much.

Any idea how to do it?

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I've looked around quite a bit on both this forum and Google and can't seem to find an answer, so if this has been answered before, please forgive me and be so kind as to provide a link to a relevant topic.

I am using a TiddlyWiki stored on a USB flash drive. What I would like to do is set a parameter on the shortcut so that it always launches with a specific portable browser, also stored on the pen drive, rather than the defauly browser that is stored on the computer it is attached to.

Likewise, I have a few PDFs that I use regularly between machines, and would like to have them open using a portable PDF reader (Sumatra) which is also stored on the flash drive. That way, the PDF will always open to my last saved page, regardless of which machine I am using.

The computers I use are a home desktop PC (Win 7), home netbook (Win XP) and work laptop (Win XP).

If there is a different way to achieve this without using shortcut parameters, I would be more than happy to give it a whirl.


Answer:Solved: Setting shortcut parameters to open with specific application

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We're running Windows SBS 2003, and would like a specific user account (which happens to be a restricted user) to have specific DNS settings, regardless of workstation.

That should be possible via GPO, but isn't working.

DHCP seems to be workstation-specific rather than user-specific, and manual modifications will affect other users on those workstations.



Answer:User-specific DNS settings?

What is the ultimate goal that you need specific DNS settings for? There may be a different way of going about it.


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i bought a new stereo that allows you to stream songs wirelessly through wifi. however, it says i have to configure the settings to these:

Channel: 5
WEP: off
AD-HOC mode

how exactly do i do this? im running winxp and my router is a linksys WAP54G. ive toyed around with a lot of settings and i really have no idea how. if it matters, im not the "main" computer on the wireless network. im in an apartment with a few other guys and its his router so i never installed any software for it.

anyway, thanks in advance.

Answer:how to change these specific settings..

well, i think it's pretty sad that you can't configure your own ssid in the media player.

but since you can't change those settings, you would be best to talk to your roommate, since it will basically change the all the settings on his wireless router, and break whatever wireless network he has now. Since i would be pissed if someone did that with my equipment, my guess is that he would be too.

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Hello, I was not able to repair a corrupt registry on my hard drive via the traditional ways (using restore disk, restoring to earlier date, via safe mode, etc). By luck, I still had my old (smaller) hard drive after installing a larger one this past august and was able to boot up. So now the old drive is C: and my registry corrupted drive is E:. I tried restore to the last restorable date and it must be reading only from the C: drive, because the last restorable option is this past August. I swapped the drives again, and used the E: drive to try to boot with no success (same problem - corrupt files).

The question I have is, now that I can access the corrupt (E drive when I boot off the old one, is there a way to restore to an earlier date stored on the E: drive to fix that drives corrupted files? The corrupt problem started around Dec 27, and I know I have a closer restorable date with the data on E:

Or better yet, is there a better solution out there to fix the corrupte files than what I am trying to do?
operating system is XP PRO SP2

Answer:restore settings on 1 specific drive

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hi all i was just wondering how i can set a defined ip for the devices in my network
like my ipod would be and so on because when my devices reconnect they get a random ip

Answer:settings specific ips for network devices

see if your router has a Static DHCP or DHCP Reservation option.

if so, you can enter the device's MAC address and associate it with a specific IP address within that config page.

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Hi this is not related to my earlier post.

I have installed Windows 7 on this Vista Laptop and it is great software. But I think the Toshiba settings are missing which is causing it to overheat and turn off.

Is there anything I can do to stop it from overheating? Does Toshiba have recommended settings for my specific laptop for running Windows 7. Can I still apply them?


Answer:Re: Satellite L300D-800 - Specific settings for Windows 7?

Hi buddy,

Which recommend settings you mean or expect?

In my opinion if your notebook is overheating you should try to clean it using compressed air spray. Blow gently and shortly with compressed air spray and therefore it?s not necessary to disassemble the notebook. It could blow out the dust from the cooling ventilators and should be done from time to time.

Check this!!!

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Assuming I am using the correct terminology in my question but knowing that I am possibly talking about something else I will explain. Having done a fresh install of Win7 HomePrem I noticed that when I click on a drive I have to wake it up--it doesn't open immediately and I could here it begin to hum. Prior to my reinstalletion I did not have to do this--clicking on any drive would pop up a window immediately. Then I recalled that I had done this manually and I think it was through the 'Power Options' --> Advanced Settings --> Hard Disk --> Turn off hard disks after... Am I correct in this? That this is how I prevent my disk from going to sleep/turning off? by setting it at 0 or 999 minutes. Assuming not then how do I do so. Assuming yes, then is there a way to do so only for one HD? I have 4 (where my OS sits and 3 others). I do not like to wait every time I want to open a folder in a drive I am not presently using and since this drive mainly happens to be the D: drive and not my E: or F: drive (hardly used) I was hoping I could be specific.

Answer:Is it possible to change the power settings specific to 1 drive only

If any, such an option should be in the disk properties in Device Manager. But I don't see such an option.

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Last night I started getting pop-ups from my computer security telling me that it was blocking an application.  I have had something like this happen before quite some time ago, but I don't remember the name of the app it was blocking.  This is what the pop-up says:
Computer Security
Application Blocked
DeepGuard has blocked an application in your computer:
Application:  blds.exe
Reason:  Previously blocked application
What should be done?  Your computer is protected.  If you still want to use the application, you can change the application permissions.  (The words "change the application permissions" were highlighted as a link.)
Details:  Application:  c:\windows\syswow64\drivers\blds.exe
Reputation:  Unknown
Popularity:  Common                                                                                             Report this application to F-Secure?
              ... Read more

Answer:My computer security (Charter Security Suite) is blocking an application

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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Is it possible to create an app that can modify the modified date for files ie. modify a modified .htm page created offline but have the modified date changed to a date and time which is a minute later than the last file modified which is linked in the htm file?


Answer:modify the modify date on a file?

The reason is that I had to modify a ton of .htm files I had created and now they are all displayed at the bottom of the folder instead of just after each image set and I don't want to have to manually move each file just after each image set in the folder...

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Hello everyone,

I'm using Windows XP SP2 with all the latest patches installed. My computer is a member of a domain.
My problem is that when logging off specific user (domain or local user), the settings are not saved (or maybe are overwritten in a specific moment). When logging on again, the settings are not those that I left. For example: all visual settings, folder options, etc.. It's not very conveniently to change all these things at every logon..
How can I solve this?


Answer:XP doesn't save account specific settings/ or overwrites them...

Stupid forum! Stupid members!

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We all know the terrible history of Windows and folder view settings. They've limited some of the customization options and most of the problems went away. Windows 8 is rather decent in saving the folder view settings. All the folders in my local drives keep their view settings and I have no problems. However, I have a couple folders on my desktop that keep reverting to the default view settings and it is a bit irritating.

Here's the situation: I have several folders on my desktop. Some of them are shortcuts and some of them are located on the desktop itself. The shortcut ones have no problems with the view settings. The ones located on the desktop on the other hand keep resetting to the default view settings. They contain only one type of files - shortcuts for my programs and games. I'm not sure if the type of customization makes any difference, but one of the folders I like to view in tiles and the others in large icons. I usually sort them by date created. No matter of the view or sort setting though, they reset to the default details view quite often.

I've tried most of the possible solutions. I've also deleted and created the folders again but the problems persists. I've tried to identify the actions that might force the reset but I have no definite answer. In past versions of Windows it seemed there were some "connections" between random folders and changing the view settings of one affected the other but I don't think that's the case here because I don't ch... Read more

Answer:Specific desktop folders reset their view settings

I have 8.1 Pro so my View settings may not apply to yours.

If I set a View it stays that way unless I change it.

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I share my external HD over a network using the method from the bottom of this article...

Windows Networking: How to Share Devices With Others On the Network

It works very well actually and for a while I was able to shut down my computer or unplug drive and plug it back it or turn it back on and the settings were stored now forever whatever reason every time I do either I have to re-enter the share settings so the rest of the devices on my network can see it. Any way to get these settings to stick?

Answer:Unable to get specific drive share settings to stick

Hello CW mate just run these for starters if you haven't already it may be the OS filing system is a little out of whack in view of it working ok before. < if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2

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Best free security application all things considered. Listed some in the poll to see how they do. Post your answer and say why.

Think I'm going to vote for either 360 TS or NVT ERP for underrated. I really like the sound of Bitdefender and would love to try it. Is BD free underrated?

Answer:What Internet Security the Most Underrated Free Security Application?

I voted for Brain.exe, just how many people could have stopped an infection just by thinking about what they click.

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I have some tricky forms that I am working with and need some direction. I have a data entry form for partial detail and then a button on that form to open another form for more detail on a related record. I need the pop up form to display only the record related to the first data entry form. I have the button control set to open and display only the record that has an index equal to the index on the data entry form the button is on, but it doesn't work that way. The form is opening to show all records. I do not want to put a parameter on it. Want it just to show the record related to the open record on the first form.

Is there another place I should be looking in the properties to ensure it opens at the record I need?

Answer:Solved: Access Form Settings - display specific records

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My school's computer administrators had the bright idea of making the systems forget all changes whatsoever whenever you log out or reboot to make it harder to mess up a system and to prevent people from moving things around/etc and making things a mess for others. Which is fine. Problem is, they just never get around to configuring quite a lot of things, such as MS Office, which creates a painful hassle every single time we use them, which is every class meeting in one of my classes.

What I'm wondering is, is there maybe some sort of way you could create a script of some sort that would apply all of these little settings, everything from showing extentions of filenames and changing to list view with the status bar on in explorer to providing that first run setup stuff for things like office and opera (which has horrible defaults IMO)?

I've tried talking to them, but, the only time I got anything through at all was when I finally managed to convince them to install video drivers instead of using only the built in XP crap (which, btw, is painfully slow even just raising/lowering a window) and this was because a software that was absolutely vital to one of the classes would not run at all due to requiring the specific OpenGL driver provided by nVidia (which btw, is stupid as it's a 2D java-based program utilizing exactly 0 acceleration, but, that's a matter to take up with Oracle, not the admins here...)

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Answer:Any way to apply windows user specific settings via script somehow without reboot?

Sounds like your administrators have implemented Mandatory Profiles which means ANY changes you make to the system will be overwritten. Even if you decided to try to make changes to the registry, the only way to implement the changes is to logoff/logon again, which in turn will overwrite said changes. There's no way around Mandatory Profiles...hence the name.

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I am trying to set up very specific margins and top/bottom spacing for an online passport application and IE won't let me. I have to print from the explorer window per the sites instructions. The entries I type in keep defaulting back to what IE wants as opposed to what I want.I am trying to input .25 for the margins and .01 for the top and 0 for the bottom. Can it be done?All and any help is greatly appreciated. I'm under deadline.

Answer:Page Setup in Explorer 7 - Help Needed for specific margin settings

Go to File > Page Setup. Bottom left corner of the window should be what you're looking for.

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I have 2 identical HP workstations. Both are set up exact same. One can open a certain website I need, one can't. I have no idea why. Help!

Answer:2 identical computers, smae settings, one cant open a specific website.

Is it just one website or all? New problem? Any recent changes - installed programs, new browser add-ons or updates, etc? What kind of connection does the computer use - wireless, wired -> to what: modem, router? What browser? Have you tried an alternate browser, e.g., Firefox?

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I recently installed the Windows 10 upgrade on my laptop, but the action center and PC notification features are not working for me. I am receiving no notification banners for the twitter, facebook, alarm, etc apps. The notification options within the apps themselves are turned on, but some are not showing up in the settings menu. (See attached images)

I tried running an app registry key reset found here, but that did not solve the problem, and tried running "sfc /scannow" in the command prompt to check for corrupted files but came up with no errors.

The apps that are missing in the system settings notification menu are twitter, alarms, duolingo, facebook, and pretty much everything else except the mail and calendar apps. How do I add them, or at least get my computer to recognize that they exist?

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I recently installed the Windows 10 upgrade on my laptop, but the action center and PC notification features are not working for me. I am receiving no notification banners for the twitter, facebook, alarm, etc apps. The notification options within the apps themselves are turned on, but some are not showing up in the settings menu. (See attached images)

I tried running an app registry key reset found here, but that did not solve the problem, and tried running "sfc /scannow" in the command prompt to check for corrupted files but came up with no errors.

The apps that are missing in the system settings notification menu are twitter, alarms, duolingo, facebook, and pretty much everything else except the mail and calendar apps. How do I add them, or at least get my computer to recognize that they exist?

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Hi there,

I'm a newbie here, so thanks in advance for anyone who can help me from loosing the plot with some video conversion I need to get my head around.

Basically I have some very strict video conversion parameters to adhere to, and Quicktime Pro, and a host of other Apple Mac based converters I've tried just don't accommodate. I was hoping that someone might be able to point me in the direction of a (Ideally free, though not imperative) conversion app that does it all.

I absolutely HAVE to be able to fettle with the following for my target outputs;
File Format (Mp4 and 3gp)
Frame Size and progressive scanning
Max file size indication would be helpful so I know how big, in Mb, the target video will be
The ability to crop to any screen size
De-interlacing of target files
Codec (H264, H264HD, H264BP and MPEG-4)
Profile (Baseline, Baseline Level 3.1, Profile 0 and Simple)
Frame rate (from 15 to 30 fps)
Max Bit rate
Reference frame
I-frame interval

Format (AAC and AAC-LC (48Khz))
Stereo or Mono
Bit rate (Variable or fixed, 64 to 160bps)

As I mentioned, I have found some apps that do some of the above parameters, but none that can handle it all.
Am I asking too much here? Or is there a great app (Free or Paid) that will save my sanity and allow this level of tweakage?

Many thanks for any help anyone can offer.

Answer:VERY Specific video conversion settings needed - Can't find an app to handle them

Best free transcoders I've used are Handbrake and VideoMonkey. Paid, would be Sorenson Squeeze and Adobe Media Converter.
Could you give us a list of what you've tried, so we don't just suggest everything you've tried and didn't like?

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Hi I am running windows 7 ultimate x64 and have had an issue with moving my mouse when watching flash content the bits drop causing a slow down of the video. After making sure all my drivers were up dated and everything on the computer was in good order by running diagnostics test I found that this is a problem with windows and internet explorer. After further review I did find a fix that Windows put out MS13-047: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer put out on June 11, 2013, so I tried to download the version for my OS and it said this is the wrong version. I proceeded to try all of them just in hopes of getting lucky and they all said the same thing. I know I do not have this update because I recently formatted my hard drive and their is only like 30 updates in there. Does anyone know if maybe I doing something wrong and if so could you point me the download I need to get this update. Thanks in advance

Answer:Help with one specific security update

Pleasefollow the WindowsUpdate Posting Instructions and post the requested data

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I was wondering what your recommendations are regarding my specific needs for a security solution.

My current setup is Avira AntiVir Personal for my real-time and on-demand virus and spyware protection. Windows' default firewall and my Linksys router's firewall.

I did not have any threats for more than one year now but I'm growing tired of Avira. I like its options and its user interface but it can get kind of sluggish at times. Sometimes, I would have to update manually because it won't connect to the update server.

I have read that a combination of the three is the most popular here in SevenForums.
Microsoft Security Essentials
Windows Firewall/Hardware Firewall
I have a couple of inquiries regarding this setup before trying it. I would also like to hear recommendations that would suite me better in certain situations.

My Questions

Does Microsoft Security Essentials work real-time in the background?
Does Microsoft Security Essentials work as a anti-spyware software as well? (Windows 7 requires Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware)
Does Microsoft Security Essentials allow exclusions for real-time scanning and on-demand scanning? Is it limited to folders or files?
Basically those are all my inquiries. I'd be glad if you can answer them. Thanks!

Edit - Solved

Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27

Quote: Originally Posted by Nem

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Answer:Specific Security Solution For Me

Hello and welcome to the forums,

Take a look what i've posted here: More Security

Also check out: What's the Best Anti-virus?

as for your Questions

1. Yes
2. Yes
3.and yes and no i don't think it's limited.

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As many others, I found that my new out of the box T61 was unable to connect to wireless routers.  After some troubleshooting, I found the problem was the power management property for the wireless card was set to low. I have my laptop power settings set to maximum performance both on the battery and when plugged in. Still, every time I reboot or come out of standby, I find I can't connect to the internet and when I go to the device manager and check, I find that the Power Management property is set back to low for my Intel 4965AGN wireless card.  This happens with the "use default value" unchecked and also with it checked.  The transmit power property always stays on high though. So, yes, I can get the wireless working by manually changing this every time I start up or come out of standby, but how do I force the power management property to stay on a high setting and not keep resetting to low?  What other software has the power to keep resetting this value, and can I stop it? I am currently using the Thinkvantage Power Manager, but I have uninstalled the Access Connections software as I found it to be entirely too frustrating for my use.  (perhaps part of that early experienced frustration was due to this power management issue)  I manage my wireless networks using XP network connections.  I've had my laptop for about 4 days now.  I absolutely love it, but this and a few other hardware issues continue to plague... Read more

Answer:A very specific question about Intel 4965AGN wireless card power settings

Dear friend, i have EXACTLY the same problem with dropping the power settings to low.Whenever this happens (even when i  am working normally - no suspend or sleep mode) i loose internetand the only way to get back wireless is by restarting. Is there ANY solution for this?New drivers? Something? Does lenovo know about this so us to give us an answer? 


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The “Sharing and security” item no longer appears on the context menu when I right click on a drive letter in Windows explorer, nor does the tab appear in the properties pane for any of the drives (something is screwed up because it does appear for subdirectories).

That being the case, how else can I modify existing drive level shares? I had a look at shared folders in the management console, but all I can do is view existing shares (or I least I don’t know how to modify them there).

I'm using XP pro

Answer:How can I modify shares in XP if the "sharing and security" tab is missing?

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Hi Guys,
really wasnt sure where to post it, so i have posted it here and in storage.

Ive got some laptops at work, and i want to stop people from using unauthorised USB sticks. I do NOT want to restrict USB sticks completely, as it not only makes my job harder but also negates our emergency file-transfer system if our wireless goes down.

So Im wondering if there is a method or some software that would have the laptops only accept two or three specific USB sticks (via device ID, or a certificate file, some sort of encyption even)?

The laptops are all running Windows XP SP2

Answer:Security - Restricting to specific USB sticks
It's not exactly what you want, but it's the best XP can do.

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I have a drive that had Vista Home Premium on it & NTFS as the file system. The drive went bad with over 100 K bad sectors. Preformed a hard drive recovery; After several days I managed to remap all the bad sectors so that I could read the drive when booting from a XP boot CD or a UBCD cd.

Now When I view the drives directory structure I can browse most of what is listed except for the Documents & Settings folder. When I try that one I get the message "Access Denied". I tried getting into the properties to see if I can change the properties but the Security tab did not show up.

I am a lot more familiar with XP than Vista. Is there an added security feature Vista has on the Documents & Setting folder that only Vista can open it. I tried using a Vista Recovery disk but it was not able to see the partition. Also I am not sure if there are any tools on the disk to recover files from a drive that no longer boots windows.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


Answer:Security Settings for Documents and Settings Folder

"Access Denied" is a proper and routine message encountered...when moving a hard drive from one system to another. Only impacts the Docs & Settings files/folders, all other files can be easily accessed.So can the Docs & Settings folders, by taking ownership of the files/folders.Taking Ownership in VistaLouis

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