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Need help in 32 bits to 64 bits switching...

Question: Need help in 32 bits to 64 bits switching...

Please forgive me if this had been posted before. I searched here and didn't learn enough in the previous posts. So here is my inquiry.

Been using Vista Home Premium for a while with no problem. However, I now have a copy of retail Ultimate 64 bits. I read that there are many benefits besides being able to see all 4Gig of rams with 64 bits. As the process only be done by clean installation, I would like to know how, if I can at all, to back up all the stuffs that I've been using so I can "restore" after I switch to 64 bit instead of redo everything. I'll be greatly appreciate if you can explain to me step by step.

My US Robotic dial up modem only has 32 bits driver; please suggest a good one that work with 64 bits.

Please let me know anything significant I need to know before I switch?

Thank you!

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Preferred Solution: Need help in 32 bits to 64 bits switching...

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Answer: Need help in 32 bits to 64 bits switching...

Hi Bruce2,

Welcome to the forum.

Since you are switching from 32 bit to 64 bit Vista, the safest route is to just backup any files you do not want to lose to a CD/DVD. You can just transfer them back when done installing the 64 bit. There is just to much of a difference to do a complete backup and restore between the two bit version with your programs and installers.

If you would like to make it even easier, have all of your programs and 64 bit drivers installation files on DVD as well.


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Hello Tech Support Guy Nation,

So I have an issue with getting a laptop hooked onto the router signal. The router is a brand spankin new Linksys EA4500 and the laptop is an IBM which is running Win XP (not sure of SP version as it is a customer's comp. at a hotel I run). Anyway, the error message I am encountering is:

The network password needs to be 40 bits r 104 bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters

At first I thought is was my router password since it contained a $ symbol so I changed it to only letters and numbers but still didn't work. I have never encountered this error message on any laptops and no other rooms have been affected. Thank you as always for the the knowledge...

Answer:Solved: Error Message:"The network password needs to be 40 bits r 104 bits depending.

You are using WPA or WPA2 encryption and the laptop--because of the lack of at least service pack 2, incorrect wireless driver, or old wireless adapter--does not support WPA(2).

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my desktop is Dell XPS 730. it currently using Vista 32 bits. Everything runs very slow and none of games are runnable due frames dropping, skipping, and freezing even after I installed new Hard Drive. I decided upgrade to Windows 7 64 bits would help with running minecraft game without issue.

I downloaded Windows 7 USB DVD download tool and Windows 7 64 bits ISO. it installed into flash drive successful but it came with bootsect error. So I looked around for it and found here 32-Bit BootSect

I downloaded "". I right clicked and clicked on Properties and clicked unblock then applied and clicked ok. Then opened and I only find Bootsect exe file, nothing else. so I clicked that and command prompts came up and disappeared really instant and nothing ever happened. What am I missing? I also need Window 7 64 bits for my laptop after new HDD arrive. Just needed to make USB bootable somehow.

EDIT: I did right clicked on that exe file and did not see "run as admin"

EDIT2: Forgot to add, do I need to have product key code? Im upgrading my desktop from vista 32 bit to windows 7 64 bit

Answer:Upgrade to Windows 7 home perm 64 bits from Vista 32 bits

The term is bit, not bits

Use WintoBootic to put the iso on the flash drive, it works perfectly everytime.

WiNToBootic bootable usb drive windows vista/7/8 - Bootable USB | Bootable USB

Where are you downloading the iso from, I would download it again and check the size when you`re done.

Home Premium and Professional 64 Bit are both 3.09 GBs

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I have a 64 bit HP pavilion laptop. When windows update shows me new updates for a 32 bit MS office, do I download them even though I'm running a 64 bit laptop or just the 64 bit MS office download improvements?

Answer:32-bits vs 64-bits Microsoft Office Updates

If you don't have 32-bit Office, you don't need need any 32-bit Office updates.The 32-bit Office updates are not compatible with 64-bit Office anyway.message edited by phil22

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I installed Autocad 2010 in window 7(64 bits). I couldn't install because Autocad software software is 32 bits. Window 7 is 64 bits. So it couldn't not install. So I would like to know how to install 32 bits software in 64 bits window 7.

Answer:how to install 32 bits software in 64 bits window 7

32 bit software will run on 64 bit Windows 7 without any special steps being taken. Windows 7 64 bit actually maintains a 32 bit registry in order to accommodate 32 bit programmes.If you cannot install Autocad the problem is likely to be something more that the 32/64 bit difference. There is the possibility that it wouldn't even install on 32 bit Widows 7 and it is the OS itself that is the problem.You need to contact Autocad and see what they say about the problem, after all they know there own software better than anyone else.Stuart

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This is a rather unsual error message from Windows 7, that cannot even run 16-bits programs, quote:

"Too many other files are currently in use by 16-bit programs. Exit one or more 16-bit programs, or increase the value of files in your Config.sys file."

The only time that this issue shows up is when trying to run a program as administrator from within my standard user account. The "Run as..." could be initiated either manually, or by running a program that requires elevated access rights to the system, such as starting an installation as a standard user.

The error is seemed to be triggered by the UAC, or more accurately the "consent.exe" file that actually locks up the screen and nothing can be accessed. It seems that the system is waiting for input for the UAC, clicking anywhere on the screen results in the typical error sound but nothing else. The "ctrl-alt-del" does bring up a list, selecting log out pops up the quoted error message during the logoff process. Logging back in with the same UID seems normal, until the "Run as..." initiated and the system seems locked again. Rebooting the system clears up this error, but it does come back in an irregular interval. The timeframe could be from an hour, or more, on some days it does not come back at all.

While Windows 7 64-bit does not have a "config.sys" file, one has been added to "C:\" that contains:

It's too e... Read more

Answer:16-bits program error message in 64-bits W7...

Well, having the "config.sys" file did not help. The system still have the same issues as posted earlier. Removing EMET 3.5 didn't help either...

Other than the "Run as...", the system works fine with any other programs. While I could grant administrator access to my user account, I'd prefer not to do it.

Would anyone have an idea what could cause this issue?

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as the title says, I find myself in a dilema..

It started when I decided I wanted to put a total of 4GB of RAM in my computer. The problem is that I have Windows XP x86 (32-bits) installed.
Then, a few friends of mine adviced me to get rid of this old Windows XP (32-bits), get the total of 4GB of RAM and install Windows 7 x64.

My CPU's architecture supports x64 systems, as I have 4 cores. My main problem, is that I would have to reinstall all my programs, applications and drivers (because I have the 32-bits-versions installed) and that if I stay with my 32-bits-XP system, it would only read 3 to 3.5GB of RAM aprox.

In response to this, a friend told me that Windows 7 x64 wouldn't cause compatibility issues with those 32-bit programas, applications and drivers. However, if I'd like to get the best performance, I would have to download/get the x64-compatible-versions..

To sum it up, I would really like if you experts could help me and get me out of this dilema. Is it true what my friends mentioned me? Should I change and get the new Windows 7 x64? Which would be the downsides and which the upsides?

I would also like to mention that I am a still and motion graphics designer, and that the latest softwares for that (for instance all Adobe CS4) have come out x64.This would definitely be a plus if I change to Windows 7 x64, right?

Thank you very, very much.. Really.
Best regards,

Answer:Dilema: Install Windows 7 (64-bits) or keep XP (32-bits)

First lets see if your system is ready for Windows 7. Download this ---> Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and test your system for compatibility.

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my computer is set on 64 bits i need to set it on 32 bits to update adobe flash player

Answer:change from 64 bits to 32 bits on my computer

You cant just change from a 64 bit OS to a 32 bit OS. You have to actually install the different OS you can't just change a setting. What's going on here? You're trying to update flash player: From adobes web site? What browser are you using? What is the exact error message that you are getting?My name is JRComp, and I approve this message.

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hi friends... i have 64 bits os and 32 bits antivirus so can that antivirus be installed in 64 bits and get full security as 64 bits anitvirus? can 32 bits antivirus scan the registry of 64 bits program ? please suggest me
thank you

Answer:can 32 bits antivirus be installed on 64 bits OS ?

Hello Dare2winnn,

It's recommended to use a 64-bit AV program on a 64-bit OS for full protection. Some 32-bit AV programs will not install on a 64-bit OS.

I just use the included Windows Defender.

Hope this helps,

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Hola, q tal?En mi trabajo me traen sus compus viruleadas y la booteo con Avira Antivir Rescue CD. y le borro todos los virus que encuentra y entro al sistema y le instalo un Antivirus Bueno y se lo actualizo.En este caso me trajieron una Laptop con windows 7 x64. y mi Avira CD es de x32 Bits. y no le encontro nada. suena logico que no sepa leer 64 bits. pero es cierto? y si si que antivirus tipo Live CD hay en 64 bits?

Answer:Antivirus x32 bits --- Virus x64 bits = ?

Es buena pregunta. Buscado en Google, aparece que es la verdad. Hay diferencia entre los dos. compañia ofrece 64bit protecion. Sin embargo, no tengo fe en los programas de anti virus. Son tardes. Si un virus sale hoy, una semana puede pasar antes que sepan del viurs. En una semans muchas maquinas pueden recibir el virus.English version:His question is, Is there a difference between AV programs that run on 32 bit machines as opposed to 64 bit & will the 32 bit program find viruses on a 64 bit machine? The link I posted says there is some difference. NOD offers 64 bit protection as well.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Can someone explain these figures to me? Im talking about 8 Bits/channel in terms of imagery and pictures. I dont really get these. Is it the smaller the number, the better the picture? And, I heard that there are also different colour channels? Like Red and Blue channels, are these just the channels in which the computer can read and identify?And what about 48 bit colour? Is that in the same category as 8 Bits/channel? Or is it something totally different.I need to know more about colours.Thanks.

Answer:48 bits 16 bits 8 Bits Channel.

Essentially, bits per channel represents colour depth, the higher the bits per channel, the higher the range of distinct colours. This should explain better than I could click hereAnd when your finished reading that click here for answers to your colour channels query.

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The network password needs to be 40 bits or 104 bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexadecimal characters.

This is the error message I keep receiving whilst trying to connect a windows xp laptop onto a netgear router. Using Intel Pro/wireless 2200BG network connection.

I already have a macbook which connects fine as do my friends laptops when they come over. The laptop in question has worked before on this router with no issues, however, this is no more!!!

I think I might need to amend some setting to choose WPA but I can't figure out how to do it!!

Any help would be much appreciated.


Answer:the network password needs to be 40 bits or 104 bits depending on your network config

You have to pick WPA in the router, then remove the stored wireless network profile and search for the network.

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I want to know how to have a boot screen prompting for both operating systems.

Answer:Installing Windows XP (32 bits) when having Windows Vista (64 bits) installed.

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i guys, this is 1st post on these forums, which i like a lot, especially the reviews, but anyways im having a hard time to decide which OS im gonna run on my new rig.....i already have all the components......what i do usually with my pc's is encode dvd's and audio....and especially i play games a lot.
these are my spec:

CPU: q6600 g0 stepping
MOBO: EVGA 680i NF68T1
VIDEO CARDS: EVGA 8800gts 640mb ( im waiting for the other one to run SLI )
HDD: WD Raptor 150 GB SATA Hard Drive ( for booting and for all my software ) and a WD SATA 2 500 GB for storage
RAM: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) ddr2 800mhz

i know i have to be on a 64 bits OS ( cause im using 4gigs on ram ) but im trying to decide which one ?
i have been researching this for a lot of time, and still i cant decide.....i have been reading that vista lets the government spy on your pc, that uses a lot of ram when its on idle, compatibility issues, not stable.........and about xp 64 bits, we all know that xp is already the past and that we gotta move to new things but i like to hear from the experts on this community what do you think ? do you have any recommendations, any thoughts ?

thanks in advance for all your help

Answer:xp 64 bits or vista 64 bits ?

You say you play games a lot. I'd say go with Vista because of that. DirectX10 is going to be mainstream before long.

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I have a PC with Windows 7 HP 64-bits, on which most 32-bits programs install without problems in X:\Program Files(x86)\....There is one program however that I certainly want to maintain on this new system, but that will not install at all on a 64-bits PC.Is ther ea way to force it into "\PF(x86)\" or would a virtual system work? And how?

Answer:32-bits program on 64-bits PC.

Have you tried installing it as adminstrater.

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Hi all,

My TECRA S11-114 was shipped with a Windows 7 Pro 32bits installed. I'd like to switch to 64bits, but I'm at loss at how to do this.

Things I tried:
- restoration to factory settings: doesn't offer the choice between the two versions
- restoration from a recovery DVD I created through the Toshiba Recovery Utility: same result

Things I have:
- recovery DVD created through the Toshiba Recovery Utility
- recovery DVD for XP Pro, shipped with the computer

Any tips would be highly appreciated! Thanks!


Answer:TECRA S11 - Switching from Windows 7 32bits to Windows 7 64 bits: How to?


I think this notebook was preinstalled just with the Win 7 32bit OS and you get additional Win XP DVD in order to install Win XP (if required)

From my knowledge, Toshiba delivers the own notebooks with different images and some models are preinstalled with Win 7 32bit and 64bit OS and some are preinstalled only with 32bit.

Therefore I suppose you have just Win 32bit OS and you will need to purchase 64bit Win 7 if you want to use this?

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I am looking into buying an new computer they said it has 4 gig a bites of space . I do not know what this means . Can someone help Me please ?

Answer:how much is 4 gig a bits

You mean it had 4 gigs of RAM, which is memory. Hard drives that store your data are much larger than that.You can google for the difference in the two if you're confused. If the new computer had 4 gigs of ram, it probably had Windows 7 64 bit operating system on it. Windows 7 32 bit can only use around 3.5 gigs.

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Which wins?Want an answer for both a 5400 rpm and 7200 rpm hdd.Assume all other specs are the same:RAM 4gb HDD/SSD 550gb etc.

Answer:Win 7 32 bit with ssd vs win 7 64 bits with hdd

An SSD will always boot faster then a mechanical HDD, even VelociRaptors.

For specific times check youtube, there's a million and one videos of comparisons.

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Question: Why 64 bits?

This is probably a question difficult to answer, hope you guys will have a go anyway...

Will the general feel of my Windows 7 Ultimate be faster in 64 bits?
It was often said that this goes for a limited quantity of programs only.

Are there any serious pitfalls?
Like (groups of) software that will stop working?

I have a PC, a Netbook and a Notebook on a mixed LAN/WLAN network.
I am very happy with my setup, and I tweaked my PC's Core Duo to almost 4 GHz so it's running pretty fast, but some more speed can't hurt...

Answer:Why 64 bits?

Much like this thread says,, unless you're using 64-bit apps with 4 GB of RAM or more, you may not notice any tangible performance difference.

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Hello,first of all i wold like to say that i-m not a very "tehnical user",i just have one question,is it possibile that in any way,a 32 bits operating sistem cam see more then 3 gb of ram???
Ihave a pretty good config.,i think...IntelCore 2 Duo T7300 Sant Rosa,gForce 8600 M GS,4 gb Ram DDR 2,160 gb Hdd...
Anyway,i had the 32 bits vista ultimate version on my sistem and it worked very good,however,it only detected 3 gb of ram,and i understand,that all 32 bits sistems see only 3 gb ram...or am i talking ........
Now i have instaled the 64 bits version,and it works great,but i had a very hard time finding the drivers...i can't find o godd part of them...if you can help me in any way,thanks very much...p.s. it can't fiid the 'base sistem device' know better then me,wish you the best...

Answer:4gb ram only with 64 bits os???

Read this.
64bit - x64 - What is 64 bit? Beginners’ guide
From the article:
"32-bit systems have a basic problem. Every part of a 32-bit microprocessor relies on the 32-bit technology. That is, not only the quantity of simultaneously managed information equals to 32 bits, but the system also handles the memory in 32-bit units (this operation is called memory addressing). If you install each and every update patch on your Windows XP operating system, it will almost take 256 MB of the memory. If you also want to use professionally set up firewall and anti-virus programs, that memory capacity will be too little, and your system will slow down considerably. The conclusion: convenient and safe solution of an average task requires a memory capacity of 512 MB today. In the case of gamers even 1 GB of memory is not considered to be too much. With the release of Windows Vista, this memory requirement will double because the operating system, which includes a great number of new features, requires 512 MB memory by default. If we install a firewall and an anti-virus program, even that will not suffice, which means that providing a safe and convenient environment for doing some ordinary work with the computer will require 1 GB of memory, and more than that (about 1.5-2 GB) for gamers. And with that, we have come to big issue: 32-bit processors cannot address more than 4 GB of memory due to the above-mentioned, somewhat more than 4 billion available combinations. The average r... Read more

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I just noted that my Toshiba U300 laptop had a 32 bits operating system. It's now Windows 10 that I got with the free upgrade. My question : what's the easiest way to do a free W10 64 bits clean install ?

More details ... When I bought this laptop, it had Vista installed with 2Gb memory, which explains the 32 bits windows. It's now 4 Gb memory. I then upgraded to W8 with the pre order deal which gave me an upgrade product key. I never noted this was a 32 bits. If it's not too complex, I'd like to move to 64 bits.

I called Microsoft and they told me I had to go back to W8 as it's the only product key I have. Will I be able to clean install W8.1 from W10 with an upgrade key or will I have to restore the laptop to W8.1 and then clean install W8.1 64 bits ?

Is there a way to go directly to W10 64 bits clean install ? I had in mind that Microsoft was keeping the information as this laptop was allowed to use W10 without having to enter the key. If it's not the case, the free W10 upgrade could mean big troubles for a lot of people in the future when they want to touch the OS.

Thanks J Guy

Answer:W10 32 bits to 64 bits

All you have to do is clean install the same version and edition of Windows 10 64-bit. Skip entering a product key when asked. It will activate itself based on the digital entitlement now stored on Microsoft activation servers.

Version = Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, etc.
Edition = "regular" Windows 10, "N" edition, Single Language edition.

If you don't have your Windows 8 product key written down, I would run showkey plus from this forum first to retrieve it and write it down - just in case.

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Question: GPU MBs or BITs ?

Hey I was wondering what is more important on a GPU between the Memory and interface (MBs and Bits).I don't know much about what each does so any advice would be great.Cheers

Answer:GPU MBs or BITs ?

You have lost me there, are you on about a Graphics card

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in reference to threads likethis, what is the deal with cpu and gpu technology data?

Cpu's are only next year comming out with 64bit processors, but gpu's had 128bit processors back in 1999. what's the difference?


Answer:what bits? 32/64/128/256?

I may be wrong, but this is my take on the bit system:

A bit is one of the smallest measures of file size in the computer industry. Most internet connections are measured in kilobit- 1,000 bits. Such as 28.8k. You should notice that you don't actually download at 28.8 kilobytes, as downloaders measure, but rather 3.6 kilobytes, which is the equivalent of 28.8 kilbits. A byte is 8 bits, and 28.8 divided by 8 is 3.6. To measure a bit, it is one normal character, i.e. not ASCII, be it a number, letter, sign, etc. A byte is an 8 letter word.
But, in relation to computer processors, I think the default '32-bit' architecture partains to how much information is calculated on every clock cycle, either 32 or 64 bits at once.* An operating system also runs with this architecture, which is why you hear about the 64-bit version of Windows XP. 64-bit architecture is backwards compatible with 32-bit, but 32 bit cannot run any 64-bit optimized architecture.
As for the 128-bit GPUs, I think you may be out of context, but I really can't explain that.

I think I butchered that. I never really learned about the bit architecture system, and these are all just logical assumptions. I would gladly enjoy someone who would explain it to me better/correctly

*I'm really not sure about that.

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Question: Bits

Sooo - I tried to install Expression Web Suite today and little lappy wouldn't let me. Said I needed the .NET 3.0 run-time d d d... right? So I went to Microsoft and downloaded the .NET 3.0 framework update and attempted to install it, but got an error that I needed to enable BITS. so...i started to hunt down BITS and lo and behold, BITS is enabled. so i click start - 'cuz i can - and i get another error - "Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service." so...i go to the microsoft "knowledge" base and hunt down my lurvely error. i do what it says:

Error 1083: The executable program that this service is configured to run in does not implement the service. (0x8007043B)
If you receive this error message, follow these steps:
1. Click Start, click Run, type Regsvr32 %windir%\system32\qmgr.dll, and then click OK.
2. Click Start, click Run, type regsvr32 %windir%\system32\qmgrprxy.dll, and then click OK. (repeat for 30bazillion other files from another support site)
3. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
4. Double-click Background Intelligent Transfer Service.
5. In the General tab, click Start.​

i'm at my wit's end, because i've been troubleshooting this all day


this is the file path...btw

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

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I am thinking of upgrading the PC but would like to keep as much as possible, therefore looking at a new Case and power unit, Mainboard and processor, fan.I get lost with the minefield of jargon and parts out there, I don't want to spend a fortune, quite the opposite really.Any tips as to what to go for, I do shop occassionally at Novatech, Dabs. So can't ask them for advice.

Answer:What bits to go for

It would help if you could give detils of your current system and advise what the PC is used for.If you are not a big ganes player who requires a quality graphics card, it may be that things such as your existing power supply will hanlde the other upgrades you mention.

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Question: 8 Bits

Can anyone tell me What 8 Bits is equal to?, and what is equal to 1 kilobit please

Answer:8 Bits

8 bits equal 1 byte, and 1,024 bytes equal 1 kilobyte, and 1,024 kilobytes equal one megabyte.

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Question: 32 bits or 64 bits

Hello,i would like to know if i can change win7 32bits for a win 7 64bits with my computer.I have 8Go of memories and with the 32bits i can take only 3,5Go.Thanks for your answer.

Answer:32 bits or 64 bits

Hello Michel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please fill in and update your system specs (click on link). What type of hardware (ex: CPU supports 64-bit) will play a big part in whether your system will run 64-bit Windows 7 or not. Most do these days, but we must be sure.

For now, you will have to do a clean reinstall to go from 32-bit to 64-bit Windows 7.

Hope this helps for now,

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Question: 64 bits?

I've just read an article in another pc mag, saying you should be getting a procesor capable of 64 bit operations. But how do you know which processors are? Apart from an Athlon 64, no where else seems to mention it.

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Question: 16,32,64 bits

Hi I have always wondered what has been the difference between all these bits. When i got my first computer years ago i started out at like 16 bit i think. Now im at 34 bit. I just read a thread about 64 bit. What is the differences between all these bits? is it like tighter graphics. Forgive the newbish question but i am still learning everyday

Answer:16,32,64 bits

how much memory

they can address.........

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Question: 16 to 8 bits.

My computer has just developed a situation where,after logging on, the desktop setting, on its own accord, goes black and changes from 16 to 8 bits,I then go to settings and change it back to 16 bits -Apply - every time that I log on.Could someone help me overcome this problem?Thank You,In anticipation,KWPearson

Answer:16 to 8 bits.

Do you have a systems setup CD supplied with your motherboard / computer, try re-installing your board drivers first-If the CD is not available go to click here to locate the correct drivers OR /ANDGo to control panel, select AUDIO, select HARDWARE, and scroll down to your video settings, from there you should be able to check the video & audio settings in your system,(or you could use BELARC [Free program]to see if there is an update for your system.

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when trying to hook up my portable hard drive it says 32 bits not available what does that mean?

Answer:32 bits not available?

Is this a new hard drive?
If so, It may have come formatted as FAT rather than FAT32 or NTFS.
Look in disk Management to see what it shows up as. Tt mouse on my computer, select manage and Disk Management

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Question: 64 bits

How can I tell if my system will support 64 bits??

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Question: AOL bits

I am using a computer that used to have AOL as the ISP. Help... I can't seem to get all the old AOL junk off and it is interfering with the smooth function of downloads and surfing with the new ISP. AOL is awful! What do I do?

Answer:AOL bits

You will have to remove AOL through Add/remove programs and then I would suggest you run a program to clean the registry. I like Ccleaner for that. It will remove any orphaned registry entries. When you run Ccleaner, go to the Issues tab and scan for issues. Click fix selected issues and create the backup when prompted.

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Question: 4 Bits only?

Recently, I ran a Windows Update. Everything color and resolution-wise was fine up until I rebooted. Once I did that, my screen was stuck in 800 x 600 and 4 bit color quality. I couldn't get anywhere through Microsoft help, so I thought I might try here.


Answer:4 Bits only?

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Question: 64 or 32 bits

What could be the consequences of installing Windows 7 (64 bits) in a computer which is for 32 bits. The reason is that I've got a desktop which has 32 bits and a laptop which has 64 bits and I want to install (Windows 7--64 bits)in both. I want Windows 7 64 Bits which I am told is faster than the 32 bits. Can it work?

Answer:64 or 32 bits

The CPU in the PC must have 64 bit support built-in or the installation of 64 bit Windows will not be possible.As for performance you will only notice a difference if you install a lot of RAM, ie 4GB plus, and run software that can fully utilise that much RAM.

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Question: Bits

Anyone know why BITS keeps stopping and how I can get it to stay on?
Background intelligence Transfer Service


Thread opened as requested by OP.

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Question: Bits

My background intelligent service will not start. Yes I've hit the restart and enable many times. Got any ideas?



Welcome to TSF....

Give this a try:

Windows Installer 3.1
Redistributable (v2) For Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; Windows Server 2003; Windows XP; Windows XP Service Pack 1; Windows XP Service Pack 2

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Question: Bits?

I'm gonna sound like an idiot but... What exactly is a BIT?
I mean, we all say:
64 bit cpu
16 bit color
256 bit memory interface
etc. etc.
But what exactly does it mean?


A bit is as 1 or 0

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Question: USB 'bits'

HIDon't understand why but anything I attach to PC via USB cable (scanner, printer etc) isn't being recognised under XP.Any ideas?Cheers

Answer:USB 'bits'

The USB port may not be enabled or your USB drivers require updating.Universal Serial Bus information and troubleshooting

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I just noted that my Toshiba U300 laptop had a 32 bits operating system. It's now Windows 10 that I got with the free upgrade. My question : what's the easiest way to do a free W10 64 bits clean install ?

More details ... When I bought this laptop, it had Vista installed with 2Gb memory, which explains the 32 bits windows. It's now 4 Gb memory. I then upgraded to W8 with the pre order deal which gave me an upgrade product key. I never noted this was a 32 bits. If it's not too complex, I'd like to move to 64 bits.

I called Microsoft and they told me I had to go back to W8 as it's the only product key I have. Will I be able to clean install W8.1 from W10 with an upgrade key or will I have to restore the laptop to W8.1 and then clean install W8.1 64 bits ?

Is there a way to go directly to W10 64 bits clean install ? I had in mind that Microsoft was keeping the information as this laptop was allowed to use W10 without having to enter the key. If it's not the case, the free W10 upgrade could mean big troubles for a lot of people in the future when they want to touch the OS.

Thanks J Guy

Answer:W10 32 bits to 64 bits

All you have to do is clean install the same version and edition of Windows 10 64-bit. Skip entering a product key when asked. It will activate itself based on the digital entitlement now stored on Microsoft activation servers.

Version = Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, etc.
Edition = "regular" Windows 10, "N" edition, Single Language edition.

If you don't have your Windows 8 product key written down, I would run showkey plus from this forum first to retrieve it and write it down - just in case.

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Hi, How can I get the upgrade from Lenovo?T400Regards,

Answer:Upgrade from Win 7 x86 to Win 7 64-bits

From the technical point of view, there is no upgrade path from x86 to x64.  You need to clean install the x64 OS. From a sales point of view, when you buy certain versions of Windows 7, you get both the x86 and x64 disks.  I don't believe all of the SKUs have both disks.  If Windows 7 didn't come with your machine, your best bet is to shop around for the best price.

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Hi I just got my alienware aurora r3 a new harddisk because the last one died and now i need to reinstall windows 7 but i didnt get a backup dvd of my OS so i need the cd key for my windows.

Answer:Windows 7 64 bits key

Thank you for writing to us!
Kindly write to the [email protected] and they will help with this.

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Hello All.
I use an online school website to attend online classes. I have been using IE 8 for a while and Windows Vista Home premium. My wife uses the same on her laptop, but a different log in name and password. Just last week, Everytime I type in my log in name and password on my laptop, it takes me back to the same screen, log in and password. But when I insert my wife's log in name and password, it accepts it and lets her in. I tried my log in name and password on her laptop and it accepted it. I downloaded Firefox, and it accepted my log in info.. In other words, it is only my log in infor that will not be accepted?

I cleared the cach, history, cookies. no good.
Help is appreciated

Answer:Log in in Vista 64 bits

Anybody would like to take a stab at this one? I still can not use IE to log in, I have to use FireFox! :eek

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Question: bits and bobs

Hey guys, i'm 15 and from the UK. I'm trying to learn computer hardware basics including how to build your own computer etc. My problem, i have no stuff apart from my beloved personal computer. Second problem, i have £0.00 to spend on parts.

All i want is basic stuff to help me learn how to, ie an old case etc and of course the electrical things.

If anybody can send me anything at all, i would be extremely greatful!

If you are able to help, please email me : [email protected]

Answer:bits and bobs

You might try volunteering at a local PC repair shop, your school's IT services, etc. I got my first experience (with hardware) by getting a job in the microcomputer lab at the college I was attending. You could try getting a paid job but might have better luck volunteering at first.

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Question: "encription Bits."

Presently,i'm using a "128 Security Encription Bits."Its a compliment of'VFEMAIL.NET.'The problem is that the system of said 'mail server'( down.Is thereany other available 'free' and secured email provider(Similar to that i can contact so i canagain continue my research,and internet emailing,internationally? I'm just a 'beginner'in computerworld.Please help. Respectfully, A.Eddington Mod Edit: Post cleaned up by closing BB Code tags.

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Question: DVD edit bits out

I saw a thread some time ago cant seem to find it again well here goes agin. I want to be able to edit a DVD that has been save to HD as vob files the said DVD has a time and date libne across the top of the screen when played back which I want to be able to remove if possible. there must be someone out there with a great no how on how to do it, it would be a graet help as this line is abit of an onoyance on the old home movies lark as I dont want to re load all back on to pc it will take hours to do it. thanks

Answer:DVD edit bits out

Try a program called virtualdub. It's freeware.. so won't cost u a thing. It's a bit daunting at first but there's plenty of online help. Plus it has some really good filters to improve the standard of the videos and sound. click here

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Hi folks,
Wonder if someone can help me with an upgrade question. I'm currently running the following system:

Elite Group ECS K7S5A mobo
Athlon AMD 1800XP+ CPU
Seagate 120GB HD
64MB Geforce MX420 graphics card
Win 2K Pro

I've got around £300 to spend, and want to improve this system. It's a bit unstable at the moment (I've heard about some issue with this particular CPU/mobo combination?) - the BIOS often resets itself. Also, I now have a 2.6Gig PC at work, and the difference in speed is getting frustrating!!

So, what I'm presuming is that the best way to spend my money would be to buy a faster CPU. But, presumably, that would also mean upgrading my mobo?

Most of the time, I use my PC for work, running multiple applications etc.
Ideally, I'd like to be able to run the odd game on the system as well, so I'm thinking maybe the graphics card could do with upgrading?

Any recommendations??

Answer:What bits to upgrade?

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Hey, i need some advice on a few things because I don't know alot about the way the 7 install works as I haven't had any problems with it. Can't say the same for vista and xp. Basically I want to do a clean install-ish. I want a fresh install of win7 64 professional which is what i am currently running but i would like to do it in a way that gives me the windows.old folder so i don't have to go out and buy a second hdd. Problem is i don't really know where to start, i have no discs or anything. I bought the upgrade version online weeks after release, i still have the serial number but nothing else, where can i locate the download/disc images i need to do this and how do i go about it? All help is appreciated.

EDIT: If it's at all possible to do this without burning a disc (I'm pretty sure i've already done this once) that would be very helpful as i don't have any lying around


Answer:Need a few bits of advice as i'm in a bit of a jam

Why would you buy an OS software and not save the ISO or disk for repairs or reinstall? You own this for life, it should be safeguarded like any other valuable.

Go back to the download site and download another ISO, burn it to DVD (available 3 for $2 at Walgreens) or write to flash stick using UltraISO trial version.

Then clean reinstall following these tips to get a purrfect reinstall: re-install windows 7

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I know there are discussions akin to this elsewhere but my situation is a little different. I want to upgrade a computer's basic internals; mobo, VGA, sound, Modem and RAM along with a case. The trouble is the HDD is practically new, running W98 SE with no problems. The owner doesn't want to move to XP as she knows 98 and can't actually afford XP. Am I being wishful in hoping everything will just take, and if so, what problems am I likely to encounter? Anything that would entail the complete loss of all the data on the HDD? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Upgrading some bits...

If your going to install a new motherboard,graphics card, modem ect you will need to reformat the hard drive & do a clean install of windows 98, just backup any documents & files you need to you can get windows xp home for £62 from hereclick herehalf price delivery this weekend @ ebuyer.

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Question: Bits and bytes

I don't really understand what allocation size ment when I format my jumpdrives or any other type of storage I just leave that alone.Is is better to leave it at default or at 512,1024,2048,4096 bytes.Is there any type of gain for changing it from default.I figured to put this in hardware because it has to do with harddrives and jumpdrives,but I know it is just as much software.

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hey, ok i am looking to buy cat 6e cable and a rj45 crimping tool! i have all the other bits !any suggestions on where to get these for a decent price !?thanks

Answer:network bits - where to buy?

pc world stock the crimping tool but it is expensive, about £20 as i for cat6e cable, i will pass as i have never even heard of it.good luck

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I need your advices about wheter I should install Seven ultimate 32 or 64 bits.
My configuration is a bit oldish and I am not going to upgrade it.
- Gigabyte GA-K8NS
- Sempron64 3100+
- 3x1GB of DDR PC3200
Most of the application I use are so far only available in 32 bits.
All my hardware have 64 bits driver.
Got only 3GB of RAM so it is fully addressed by Seven 32

Do I get any better performance by having Seven 64
and use mostly 32 bit applications ?

Answer:Windows seven 32 or 64 bits

If your computer is old and most of the programs would not run with 64 bit, I would stay with 32. The performace increase would be marginal, at best.

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I bought a used HD to be used as an external. It's partitioned into two sections, each about 78GB, one NTFS and one FAT32. Both partitions were empty by all appearances, but I wanted to be sure.

I wiped the empty space with CCleaner and another eraser. That went fine, but there's still a little info that remains. When I open the drives, no files show as existing, but when I right click on their respective letters in "My Computer," it shows a few MB of used space on each partition. Then when I access them via one of Glary's utilities, file shredder I think, it shows that there are indeed some specific folders and files. There are a few desktop.ini files and a couple of system restores or restore points and something else. Glary doesn't give the option to delete them, and it's the only program that I've tried so far that even shows their existence.

Any ideas on what I could do, either manually or via software, to nuke these last few MB from the previous owner? Thanks!

Answer:Trying to erase last bits off HD

Right-click (My) Computer and select Manage > Disk Management.

Now look for your external drive and delete all the partitions. Once that's done, create (a) new partition(s) to your own specifications, format and allocate a Drive letter.

How to use Disk Manager (XP but Vista/W7 are very similar).

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Question: Bits to bytes

I thought I was being ripped off with my 512 kbps adsl connection when my download speed was only 51.2 kilobytes per sec.

Enquiring to my ISP I was told that 512 kbps is kilobits not kilobytes per second.

So a 1 meg connection actually only gives a download speed of around a 100 kilobytes per sec.

Is this correct and is this the case in other countries.From Australia by the way.

Answer:Bits to bytes

I have a 6.1 Mbps connection which gives me about 630 KBs which is around 5Mbps. Dividing by ten looks reasonable as 1 byte=8 bits and there is overhead also, housekeeping as it were.

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Question: new bits advice

I am in the process of upgrading... have so far done PSU, RAM, Case, HD, Soundcard,...

I am due to get money for christmas as that is what I have asked for from my relatives when they asked what I wanted. I dont expect to get a huge amount of money so will probably put some in myself towards these upgrades.

I want to get a new Mobo, Processor and Graphics card

I have been looking at the following:

Asus K8V SE Deluxe (socket 754, VIA K8T800, Serial ATA150 RAID, AGP 8x, ATX, 3xDIMM, USB 2.0, FireWire, sound, Gigabit LAN)

AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Socket 754

GeForce PCX6600GT 256MB PCI-E DVI-I VO <-- I wanna have decent graphics for a change... is this card anygood or should I fork out for the 6800 series?

Thing is am a bit out of touch these days and dont know how good these items are... if anyone has any ideas or alternatives or anything, I would really appreciate the input... I want to have a kick arse system and dont want to rush in and buy naff parts like I have in the past (Yay... 2 burned out PSUs, 1 burned out mobo, 1 destroyed grfx card and a fried soundcard... due to a PSU being faulty.. Now I dont buy cheap, I try to buy quality and nothing has burned out on me for at least 2 years (touch wood) well apart from my old deathstar that just died)

Answer:new bits advice

6600 is good to go, newer and higher core clocks (50Mhz higher than 6800, this i'm talking about 6600GT version).

and rather K8V, get A8V mobo and 939 pin processor (lowest u can find).

* keep in mind while buying the vga card, that A8V supports AGP bus rather than PCI-E. so get the video card with AGP bus (weather its 6600 or 6800)

(or), wait until january/february, as VIA are coming with K8T890 chipset for PCI-E platforms, and this will as well be future safe. so most recommended.

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Hello guys !

I have 4gb ddr2 in my computer, but the system shows something weird

It says that i have 4gb, but only 3gb usable...
I'm using a GA-945GCM-S2C motheboard that supports the 4gb

anyone knows a solution for this?

thanks !

Answer:Problem using 4gb in 64 bits

Hello, could you please make a screenshot of your system properties showing that?


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Question: SBS Dangerous BITS

I want to know if this a repeating false positive or if the servers are infected ... and what can bbe done.

all running with a domain and Microsoft Small Business Server 2008, clients are XP/7/Vista all Professional versions, and all recently infected with different things, antiviruss in use have included MS Security Essentials, Kaspersky 2010-11 and Esset (which had expired in this case 2 months ago).

On three separate networks we work on Combofix has identified the server as:

"BITS: Possible infected site", listing the web address of hxxp://servername:8530 <<-- Port for WSUS (which is turned on and running in all three networks)

It also finds:

It will remove these two files in all instances .. along with the other stuff it finds. HOWEVER when the PCs get put back on the network and run for a day or so they will reappear with the same message. If you run Combofix right away after putting it back on the network, like running it a second time in a row, it comes up clean.

I have a full Combofix log also individual GMER, DDS logs. I attached them.


Answer:SBS Dangerous BITS

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructions that pop up for postin... Read more

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Hi. I posted a long rambling thing a little while ago because I'm looking at a new laptop. Let me cut out all that stuff and get to one point I'm really curious about -- does 64 bits matter?

I know some people say this is just around the corner, but is it a revolution or just hype?

Obviously I am also curious whether there is a point in waiting to buy a new computer until Intel goes 64 bit -- but the computer I have now is ancient and can't run anything anymore, so I probably don't have that luxury.

Still, I wonder what 64 bits actually means. It's my feeling that 32 bits is doing a pretty decent job and going from 8 --> 16 and 16 --> 32 were the real revolutions. But maybe someone has a different take.

Answer:64 bits -- does it matter?

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Jokey title aside, I am having trouble with some rather large temporary files being created when I use Live Messenger.

Sorry, this is going to be very long-winded so I'll start with my basics: Vista Home Premium, T-Mobile 3G Broadband and Messenger version 8.1.

Up until last weekend, all was functioning normally. Until I installed an old PC game - Delta Force Task Force Dagger. I wasn't sure how to update the game and such so I consulted my friend who plays it and using Messenger he tried to send me an expansion pack and whats called TFD Fixer. The file transfer was taking forever though so I cancelled it and downloaded it via DF Barracks, installed it etc and had it running no bother.

Then I ran a program called CCleaner - which I use regularly with no ills - and it said it had removed 350 MB of temp files! This being the first time I'd seen them I assumed it had been to do with installing the game and didn't think much of it.

Then I went out for a day and left the internet connected and Messenger running and when I came back the built in download monitor had jumped from a monthly total of 1.1 gig to 1.4! This is very bad news because we have a fair usage contract of 3 gig per month.

So I do some checking and find these files in the Temp folder. There are ten of them all 35,342 KB in size with names all starting BITxxxx, with 'x' being random letters and numbers. Every time I deleted them, they'd recreate themselves within minutes. I got nervous and thought... Read more

Answer:Problem with my BITS ;)

download malware bytes:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET

install it, run a complete scan and see if it comes up with anything.
also, you can disable BIT in your msconfig.

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Question: windows 64 bits

good day
how do i know , 9if their are any way ) what windows i do have in my PC , it is windows 64 bits or other. thank you verry much. and what it is the difference between the 2 windows.

Answer:windows 64 bits

howdy Leduc,

If you right click the "my computer" Icon and click properties it will tell you right in that window what version you are using..

As for which one is better? That depends. If you are using a 64 bit cpu like an AMD 64 then the 64 it will work. If not then it will not work. Another easy way is to know what type of cpu you have. If it is not a 64 bit cu then you cannot have a 64 bit os..

What type of cpu do you have?

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Question: BSOD W7 64 bits

Hello, I'd hope someone can help me with this. My PC has alot of BSOD and games and aplications crash alot, normally when I'm using the internet. I'll attach some crash dumps maybe someone can find out the problem. Thanks for the help.

Answer:BSOD W7 64 bits

Quote: Originally Posted by MyPcSucks

Hello, I'd hope someone can help me with this. My PC has alot of BSOD and games and aplications crash alot, normally when I'm using the internet. I'll attach some crash dumps maybe someone can find out the problem. Thanks for the help.

Hi and welcome

this crash was caused by tcpip.sys.

I would run a system file check to erify and repair your system files to do that
type cmd in search>right click and run as admin>sfc /scannow
I would also check for updatednetwork driver.



Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.11.0001.404 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Loading Dump File [C:\Users\K\Desktop\122809-23805-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*d:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a1f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c5ce50
Debug session time: Mon Dec 28 15:25:47.047 2009 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:03:31.154
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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Question: bits and bytes

ok, I been reading up a little on this topic on howstuffworks and I have a question. I understand that there are 8 bits in a byte. In the article (which you can see here )it said that "With 8 bits in a byte, you can represent 256 values ranging from 0 to 255."

thats where I get lost....

Answer:bits and bytes

it use binary system
255(D) equals to 11111111(B)...
range : 00000000~11111111 (0~255)

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Question: BITS problem

Hi everybody,
I need help very badly. Something got screwed up with that BITS. Background Intelligent ... . So everytime I connect up, after 5 sec (max time limit) something starts to download. It must be BITS, because it stops after I terminate BITS. Any suggestion? Please help.

Win XP w SP2, AMD Athlon 1.4 GHz. GeForce 2, sound integ., ADSL modem.

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getting ready to order recovery disk for Conpaq Presario CQ60-615DX notebook?thankswindows 7Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Answer:Another can I tell if its 32 or 64 bits XP?

Double-click on "My Computer" (or right-click on it and choose "Properties" - I forget which with XP)

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I tried to set BITS service to Autostart, trying to resolve event ID 1008 (Perflib etc...). Ok, it sets but after few minutes it goes back to Demand start.
Is there anyway to set *permanently* on Autostart?

Thank you.

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Question: Bits Want Start!

hey wutsup im having a problem with the BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) on my machine therefore i cant download any windows updates can anybody help me out??

Answer:Bits Want Start!

Have you tried starting the service manually by going to Start...Run...and typing in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and pressing Enter?

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Question: Window 7 64-bits

i have just made this computer with spare parts from my old pc.
parts that i have reused are:
Asus Geforce 9400GT,
Pentium D 940 3.2GHz,
2X 1gb ddr2 kingston ram
and my hard disk drive.

i only changed the motherboard and the psu. at first, i only met with bsod when i am playing games that will stretch the graphics card abit more. However, lately, i even met with my computer hanging from simply a transferring of file. i suspect that it is the hard disk drive, but im not too sure, please help

Answer:Window 7 64-bits


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Question: Bits Error

Not really too sure where to go with this one...not serious, but i am seeing Bits errors in the event vwr on one of my win 7 pro machines...event ID 16398

A new BITS job could not be created. The current job count for the user RILOT\dcataldi (60) is equal to or greater than the job limit (60) specified through group policy.  To correct the problem, complete or cancel the BITS jobs that haven't made progress
by looking at the error, and restart the BITS service. If this error recurs, contact your system administrator and increate the per-user and per-computer Group Policy job limits. i do not have that parameter configured in my domain, so the default should be
at 60 ?? can it be increased per pc ??


Steven J Einhorn

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HiI'm running win XP Sp2 , P4 512 ram.these program ran ok before, some how they wont run now.I have formmatted my hdd, when I want to run some program I cannot run them, I get a message saying 16bits timed out, & win16 subsystem may be corrupt.I know theses program are for 95/98/2000. How can I reinstall the 16 bit files?Thanks

Answer:XP 16 bits system

First rule of seeking forum help: give as much information as possible.Quote from: pohhopthese program ran ok before, some how they wont run now.What programs? Names, version numbers?

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I upgraded to win 8.1 from win 8 and I need the hp coolsense driver for my notebook, but I can't find it.Please help me because it's very hot. 

Answer:About Hp CoolSense win 8.1 64 bits

Hi: See if this W8.1 version works for you... VERSION: 2.20 REV: D PASS: 1DESCRIPTION:HP CoolSense Technology is a feature in some HP notebook PCs that combines hardware, software, and mechanical design to dynamically manage the temperature of a notebook, and help keep you comfortable while using it. This feature isavailable on supported notebooks that are running a supported operating system.

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I do lots of diagrams, for my own use, and i want to make parts
of them 'clickable', to give a more detailed diagram.

Bringing up another window would be fine.

What would be the easiest way to do this?
I had a look at 'Word' but it seemed a bit difficult to me.

Is there a way to make a bit of a Bitmap clickable ?
That would suit me, cos most of my diagrams are bitmaps.

Any suggestions on how to achieve this easily ... ?

Regards, John

Answer:Clickable bits ... ?

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We plan to buy several laptops and desktop preloaded with XP and most of them will have at least 8 GB of memory.

From what I have read XP 32 bits cannot access more than 4 GB. Is this true? What would happen if I install 8 GB on an XP 32 bits machine?

Should we go ahead with 32 bits or 64 bits?

I've heard that the 64 bits laptop drivers are kinda expensive.

I'm not sure if all of our existing applications (i.e. antivirus) installed on our existing xp 32 bits machines could be installed on a 64 bits machine with no problems.

Or would we need to purchase the 64 bit versions?

Thanks and help is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Windows XP 32 or 64 bits?

it is true 32 bit will only see about 3 gigs, however, companies are not beyond selling more than what is needed for the sake of a sale. It is done all the time.

drivers are free. Just go the specific laptops manufacturers website and see if they have 64 bit drivers, if they do, all you have to do is download and install - once you install a 64 bit os. However if they don't then there is a good chance your computer would not support 64 bit os for the specific operating system.

64 is the norm now. generally speaking 64 bit computers will support either 32 or 64 bit drivers and software.

one other thing to consider, if you want to upgrade from 32 to 64 bit, you will have to do a complete install of the os. You cannot upgrade.

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The topic title and description say it all. I was referred to an ms update, clicked on appropriate one, was referred to one for 64 bits, when I have 32 bits.

Also, at times, my pc seems to "read" as Vista to third parties.

What could be causing this?

(I already uploaded the current security patches, will not make any further changes myself.)

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Question: Windows BITs!

Hi.What it's the difference between 32x bit and 64x bit of windows 7 or windows 8?I mean,64x is better than 32x?Why?

Answer:Windows BITs!

This brief summary should help you get started on the difference in Win8 32 bit versus 64 bit.

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I recently got help from this website and was able to remove a pretty bad trojan that was on my computer. Now everything seems clean and everything is working fine except for the fact that when I try to update with windows update I get an error: click on get help with this error and it says to goto Services, right click on Background intelligent transfer service and click automatic: problem is is that it's not there. I believe this was the result of the damage from the trojan.I've tried to search around on the internet on how to replace it but most of the posts are about vista except for this thread and it's only the last comment. says:YES! THANK YOU! IT WORKS PERFECTLY!This works for Windows 7 64-bit.If anyone didn't get it you're supposed to type: sc create BITS binpath= "c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs" start= delayed-auto in cmd and press enter. Don't forget the space between = and delayed, it matters.Then restart the PC or go to services.msn and right click on BITS and press start. Thanks man, I was so angry cause everyone just gave tips that worked only on Vista."He says it worked for him and he has Windows 7 64 bit like myself. I was just wondering if I should try this or if anyone... Read more

Answer:BITS not in services.

Hi -Try this M/soft Fix It program >> the Run now button below?Then follow the onscreen prompts to launchLet us know if it helps -

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Question: BITS Factoid

I read a post here a few days ago, and "unnecessary" services were being discussed. Someone (Nickster I think) mentioned that he had BITS turned off (manual) because you didn't need it to do a Windows Update (rather than an "automatic" update.

(At least this is what I understood after reading the post.)

Anyways, today I turned BITS to manual, and then when to do a "manual" Windows Update and update flat REFUSED to run.

So I went to Services and turned it on, and Update STILL refused to run, even though BITS was Started.

Only after I set the properties of BITS to "Auto" would Windows Update do it's thing. So it appears to me that merely being "on" is not enough, Windows Update insists on it being set to "Automatic" in order for it to run.

Posting this in case it is true, and it might be interesting to someone else; or, if I am wrong in some way I might get set straight.

This is starting to seem a bit unreasonable to me, the preconditions MS has for the updates, and so I am looking for (quick and easy) alternatives to Win Update, such as the thread on Ryan's VM pack.

Answer:BITS Factoid

BITS needs to be running for both manually updating Windows and Automaitic Updates. By default, it is set to manual and will start automatically when required. I set it to disabled as I am a 'control freak' then everytime I visit Microsoft Updates on the second Tuesday of every month, I set it to Automatic and start it...aswell as Automatic Update service. all means set it to disabled, but you will then need to manually re-enable it :)

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 x64 Home Premium and a big problem. Some pens are detected but not installed. It gives an error saying that installation failed. Other pens work nice and clean. Tested the pens that don't work on another computer (win xp) and they're working fine. Tested on another usb port and nothing.
Tried to update windows and still the problem persists. I tried to update the driver but it says the driver is the most recent. Should I make an repair? I really need some help here please.

Answer:Pen problems with Win 7 x64 bits

You're probably having issues with drivers. You're going to need to list the exact models of each of these products in order to get any real support. In the mean time make sure that you have the latest Windows 7 drivers for each device. Go to their manufacturer website and find the support/downloads section.

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Question: BITS problem?

hi first time poster, have a severe malware infection. i am trying to solve a malware issue on my own and i have a question. i cannot update to windows xp service pack 2. i have tried windows update and i get this message from them:
"Update for Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) 2.0 and WinHTTP 5.1 (KB842773)" failed
wondering if this problem is indicative of a specific malware issue. still have internet connectivity but not sure how compromised it is. any help is welcomed but i assure you i want to try to fix the main problem(s) on my own if possible. hints or suggestions would be very appreciated.

Thank you

Answer:BITS problem?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

We don't do hints...we need to see the requested logs to have any idea as to what is going on in your system.

Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a ... Read more

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Is it okay to install Vista 64 bits on to a 32 bits based machine (CPU is x86)?

Would it run smoothly?


Answer:Vista 64 bits on 32 bit box

I could just say no, but this article tells so much more
Vista: Should I Install 64-bit or 32-bit Version? (x64 vs x86) | Microsoft Vista | Tech-Recipes

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HiUsed computers for years but never altered things inside.As more viruses ect are coming, what is the best way to protect win XP Sp2, Norton AV, P4, Using IE7 to stop background progs running.THanks

Answer:what reg bits to turn off

Quote from: pohhop on July 18, 2008, 08:39:02 AMhow to stop background progs running.Which programs?Norton is okay but quite heavy on resources - when your subscription is about to run out, check back here for recommendations for free AV's. (Currently, I like Avast!: anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-rootkit: Never run more than one AV at a time. Run a scan weekly or, at least, monthly.I'm not familiar with "P4" - what is it?Firefox is a browser that many people believe is more secure than IE: supplement the protection of your anti-virus, anti-spyware program consider: Spywareblaster (, Threatfire (, SuperAntispyware (SAS) ( None of these should conflict with Norton. I would use the free version of SAS and scan at least monthly.This, of course, is just my opinion - keep checking back to see what other forum members think.Best of luck!EDIT: And be sure that you keep the OS patched and run a firewall - at least Window's firewall, Norton's, or Comodo ( run more than one firewall at a time.

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Question: Bits and pieces

Hi ive few bits that maybe someone may want,An asrock motherboard with athlon 2.4 cpu 2 sticks of memory and powercolor ati radeon 9600.Also a generic nvidia 7600gt (pcie).Must be collected, i live in E18 district in London .Sorry if this is in the wrong forum

Answer:Bits and pieces

Why not stick them on Ebay and make a few quid?

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Home from grad school and doing my annual clean-up of mom and dad's computer. Found over 180 spywares and 20 or viruses. Couldn't clean some, so I followed your in-depth instructions and here is my hijack log, bitdefender and panda scan logs, and a few sympoms:

At startup, lots of pop-ups are coming up saying that this or that file does not exist, like the dinst.exe (or is it .dll?) and some others. Best Offers pop-up wont go away either and nothing seems to be detecting it.

My parents do some work online, so their computer needs to be spick-and-span. You gals and guys are amazing, and I hope there is some worthy compensation. Thanks in advance.

Also, I leave Jan 2nd early am. If nobody has replied before that date, could you make the instruction simple enough that my mom could follow? She's about 2/3 computer literate.

Answer:Hijack Log and other bits...

I also need the Panda log from the READ ME, then follow the below...

Please see the below thread on how to install and run Ewido Security Suite.

Running Ewido Security Suite ...

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I have lots of family photos. I want to process them into categories (includes risising them but I have Firefox I can do that with). Once I have got them into folders (categorised) I want to load them online (google/facebook!) so others can see them AND download to make a dvd so they can see on TV. Or if they have a media centre stream them there. I have a Roxio program but that does not have upload capabilities. Slideshow mode would be nice for some of them but they may want to pick one or two out for prints.

Essentially I suppose some sort of cool up-2-date sharing method(s).


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Question: Java 64 bits

Hi guysI have now a new computer with OS Windows 7 64 bits, and I am using IE8. I recently installed Java 32 bits without knowing that Java also have a 64 bits version. Should I replace my Java 32 bits version that i recently installed, by a 64 bits version? Or it doesn't make any difference at all which one of the Java version I am using.Thanks in advance

Answer:Java 64 bits

you need both. The 32-Bit Java runtime will be used by 32-bit browsers and other 32-bit applications that utilize java; the 64-bit runtime will be used vy 64-bit applications and other 64-bit applications that use java.

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I was just looking into my java problem when I saw that I had even 2 IE's, one 32 bits AND a 64 bits!!!! And both work....could that be the problem with Java and Opera 10.54??? An undecisive OS?

Answer:W7 a soup of 32 and 64 bits?!!!!

Quote from: Peterwolfe on June 30, 2010, 06:44:28 AMI was just looking into my java problem when I saw that I had even 2 IE's, one 32 bits AND a 64 bits!!!! And both work....could that be the problem with Java and Opera 10.54??? An undecisive OS?No.

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My computer is running at a snails pace. I think I do all the right things. I do the updates daily, have a security suite through my internet provider, cleanup disk, defrag weekly, run ccleaner at the time of startup of system. Maybe I need more RAM, currently have 1.25GB. I think my operating system can handle 3 correct? What else can I do to optimize my system?? When I am on the internet I constantly freeze up. Any suggestions are appreciated.


Answer:Dell xp sp3 os 32 bits

first off do not use registry cleaner does more harm than good. you can always add mor ram it should speed it up some.

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Question: Do bits matter?

I purchased a used computer, It has the upgrade, From Windows 7 to windows 10.
The 7 bit was 32, But the upgrade is 64 bit?
Does it matter?

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I know it's a random question but my XP system has undergone a bit of beating from viruses recently and it's taken my ability to update on microsoft away...

Where could I find BITS, just literally the bare naked version? If not, is there a useful piece of software that could help put some of my windows files back...(my Paint and Character Map has also gone, randomly)?


Answer:Where can I find BITS 1.0, just on its own?

Might be a long shot, but maybe an OEM installation of Win2000.

Sounds like you've encountered a lot of system file damage from the infection(s), I would recommend a repair installation which should correct any corrupt or missing Windows files. This would not affect your personal files, but you will need an OEM installation CD-ROM.

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Question: web page bits

I'm designing a web page and looking for two things.

a tool so people can email/notify their freinds about the page.

a tool for people to enter their email and be advised if the page is updated


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