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Question: "Driver and Installation Application" program erro...

I have a Y700-34ISH Desktop (ideacentre) - Type 90DF00B2MW, and the "Driver and Installation Application" program is installed. When I clicked on the driver menu it showed a bunch of items, which I went ahead and installed. It asked me to restart the PC, but after I did the items are still showing. 1. What is happening?2. What are the benefits of this program?3. Is it ok to uninstall it if I don't want those benefits?

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Preferred Solution: "Driver and Installation Application" program erro...

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I have a Y700-34ISH Desktop (ideacentre) - Type 90DF00B2MW, and the "Driver and Installation Application" program is installed. When I clicked on the driver menu it showed a bunch of items, which I went ahead and installed. It asked me to restart the PC, but after I did the items are still showing.
1. What is happening?
2. What are the benefits of this program?
3. Is it ok to uninstall it if I don't want those benefits?
EDIT: It seems like this program "updated" several drivers to older versions. At least that happened with Geforce, and I also had to reassign my headset as the preferred output in the sound settings.
Confusing stuff like this doesn't make one happy after spending $1500 on a new PC.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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This fatal message came up while reinstalling win xp pro I deleated and reformated the previous portition but this message came up at 39 min left for installation to be done so I pressed shft f10 but it say's The system cannot execute the specified program. can anyone help me? what can I do next? Thank you

Answer:Erro: Installation failed: D:\1386\asms. Erro message: This device is not ready

The only thing I think it could be is the CD is scratched or the CD-ROM's lens is dirty.
I had instances where I had error like that and using a external CD-ROM, it worked fine.

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When trying to install the "Driver-Graphics" download "Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver", version Rev. C, updated May 5, 2016, I get the following error message: "Error The driver being installed is not validated for this computer.  Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer manufacturer. Setup will exit. Would you like more information?Click Yes to be directed to the Intel support website." I then went back to HP Support and installed the "Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver", version Rev.A updated Jan 15,2016 AND the "Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver", version Rev.A updated Jan 15, 2016.  I tried running the "Intel High-Definition (HD) Grapics Driver" but it still gave the same error message.

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Hello, I just have a new laptop and when i installed Windows 7 64bit ultimate edition the wireless diver doesnt install correctly. it fails with Update.cpp 1205 erro. I have tried all the driver which is available in internet but it doenst help. When i go throuhg device manager i can see the wirelss card is 'Broadcom 802.11b/g/n' but the driver provided by HP site fails!  Could you please help me to solve the issue? Please note that when i install windows 10 it works without any issues. I want windows 7 as my client has some software which developed for windows 7.

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When logged in to a domain-based workstation under an admin account, if you install a program will this install under all the user accounts? If I recall correctly, I had an application that was installed on one user in the past, but not the others.

Also, what is the best way to install an application for one specific user and not the others?

Whenever installing an application/ program in the past, I always logged on to an admin account and subsequently installed the application. I am just curious if there are other options and if so, how to do it.

Answer:Program/ Application installation question


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When logged in to a domain-based workstation under an admin account, if you install a program will this install under all the user accounts? If I recall correctly, I had an application that was installed on one user in the past, but not the others.

Also, what is the best way to install an application for one specific user and not the others?

Whenever installing an application/ program in the past, I always logged on to an admin account and subsequently installed the application. I am just curious if there are other options and if so, how to do it.

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Yesterday I started getting this pop up and everytime I try to close it, it keeps popping back up. This didn't start until I uninstalled and reinstalled my Norton Internet Security 2007.2 upgrade. Would this upgrade have anything to do with this error message?
ieexplore.exe - Application Error

The instruction at "0x74985e5d" referenced memory at "0x00000020" The memory could not be "read". Click OK to terminate the program.

I use Windows XP if that helps

Answer:Ieeplore.exe Application Erro you have a lot of add-ons installed?(Google/Yahoo) in IE7?

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Yahoo Messenger not loading

Dear Sir, I really do not know if this is the correct section to post my problem but I guess u will understand. Please help me as my yahoo messenger is not loading whenever i try to log in i get the error ' Windows -Virtual Memory Minimum Too low' I have assigned 1152 MB but still the same error and also the pc is slow and sluggish. it was giving some error every now and then abt ddr but i hve increased the RAM to 768 now (previously it was 256). my system is XP. is my computer having virus. I have abt 24GB hard drive memory available. Please help.
I'm getting the following error on starting or rather trying to start yahoo messenger..

"Yahoo! messenger: yahoo messenger.exe - Application error"
The instruction at "0x78150b5e" referenced memory at "0x0004Fbz1" The memory could not be "read".
Click on Ok to terminate the program
Click on Cancel to debug the program.

and then

the instruction at "0x01118dd0" reference memory at "0x00b50650" the memory could not be "written".

Please help.. I really do appreciate your time and effort. Thank you

below is the HJT log if that can help you do something about my PC

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 19:33:46, on 11/09/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ... Read more

Answer:Yahoo messenger application erro

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Please follow the instructions in the below link and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide

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.
If you run into problems trying to run theREAD & 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 on another PC and 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 flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.


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This only started happening recently, but a system restore didn't seem to fix anything. An installer will freeze when it is nearly complete or when it is just starting. Apart from the Razer driver, I do not receive any error messages. It also leaves many ISBEW64.exe processes open which I must kill manually. Some programs will install without a problem however. Thoughts?

Answer:Application and driver installation freezes, stalls or fails

ISBEW64.exe is the setup engine for the 64-bit version of InstallShield, the installer used by many applications (but by no means all). I'm guessing, therefore, that those apps which install without problem do not use InstallShield.

I think that your InstallSheild installation itself needs fixing. This may help:
How to Fix Installshield Errors |

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Dear all,
on our RDS server 2008 R2 we have a problem with internet explorer 11.0.9600.18314 .
After 5-6 new page Internet Explorer crash . In event viewer we have this error:

Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 11.0.9600.18315, time stamp: 0x571ae616
Faulting module name: unknown, version:, time stamp: 0x00000000
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x05048833
Faulting process id: 0x1bcc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d1bbffa8cff88a
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
Faulting module path: unknown

When I execute with no add on "iexplore.exe -extoff" we have a same problem.
My server is full patched, and Acrobat Reader, Flash player and silverlight is up to date .
Thanks for tour help.

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Hi ALL,I updated drivers for my note book, HP  model 15-ay031TU, but when istalling Hotkey support, i get error message, 'This software is not supoorted in this machine. I am runnging Wn 7 SP 1.Thanks.

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I recently upgraded my Lenovo 3000 H210, M/T 5355-2NU from Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) to Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) with the media received through the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Fulfillment Program. I installed the 64-bit version of the Common Components Installation v1.0.0.8 and restarted the computer and then installed the 64-bit version of the Lenovo Driver and Application Installation program, v5.1.0.0900.  Afterrestarting the computer, I receive a message box stating "Cannot access the Service Partition".  If I click onLenovo Driver and Application Installation on the Start Menu, I receive an error that the installation has notcompleted.  Restart to complete the installation.  If I restart the computer, I am back to the first error. Any idea how to resolve this situation? Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance. -Larry 

Answer:Cannot Access the Service Partition after installing Lenovo Driver and Application Installation

I am having the exact same problem. It's driving me nuts. I also downloaded and attempted to reinstall the factory software from Lenovo's site. It installs but will not launch, giving me the following error message: "This software is for intallation on a Lenovo computer." Or words to that effect. Hopefully someone knows the answer. Tried tech support twice. Ugh... Thanks in advance. -----------------------------------------------------------

Lenovo 3000 H210 Desktop, 64-bit, Intel E5200 Duo Core, 4GB RAM, 320 GB Hard Drive

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Hi, critical one this for me and desperation is setting in.

I have an application to load and assess for work before the end of the week. As a new expensive app it is USB "dongle" protected. When I try to run the setup.exe to install it I get the following error word for word:

"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application". That address is reported incomplete without HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\, and why is VDD displayed unattached to its address, or am I just being too paranoid? I am then offered Close and Ignore as options.

The entry under VDD in the registry is:

"VDD, REG_MULTI_SZ, C:\Progra~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL" presumably a Symantec NAV dll. Symantec's support system is of course no real help.

Not being a registry wizard. can anyone else offer any insight as to what is wrong here?

Answer:[SOLVED] Registry Virtual Device Driver format preventing application installation.

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Answer:ele baixa o app, aí quando vai restaurar os dados dá o erro código do erro 0x8103010F

Title translates: It downloads the app, then when it will restore the data it gives the error error code 0x8103010F
Post translates: This happens when I download whatsapp

Que telefone? Qual SO e verso?
Se voc precisar de ajuda adicional ou tiver mais perguntas ou detalhes para compartilhar, junte-se ao site para que possa responder neste tpico. Consulte este link para obter instrues sobre como ingressar no Windows Central.

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do i need the atheros driver installation program or can i uninstall it?

Answer:do i need the atheros driver installation program or can i uninstall

Atheros is usually responsible for your WiFi device as a driver. Unless you have a wired internet, you need need it.

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I recently had to do a system refresh on my pc. When it does this it deletes any program that did not originally come with Windows 8 on the computer. So I figured fine, I'll just re-install all my programs. But, the problem is that some programs I try and re-install fail and they all give me similar notifications like dll file not found or some things having to do with the registry. I am also attempting to re-install drivers for hardware I use such as my hd pvr but it always fails. Even off the installation disc. I tried downloading the driver of the web and installing that way but it still doesn't work. Whether I'm installing a program or a driver from scratch with no visible remnants of it being on my computer before the system refresh, I always get a failure message saying it couldn't find a file or a location.

I know this had to have happened because of the system refresh because I have never had these problems before.
So here are some questions.

1. (obviously) how do I fix this?

2. Is this only happening with certain programs and drivers that I had before the refresh? (meaning that if I install a program I have never had before, will it not encounter these problems? And is there some remnant or effect of the program that windows did not get rid of during the refresh causing confusion with re-installation?)

3. Or is it some setting that got screwed up that I have to deal with.

I know all of these issues have to do with a similar problem. There is no way that coinci... Read more

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I recently had to do a system refresh on my pc. When it does this it deletes any program that did not originally come with Windows 8 on the computer. So I figured fine, I'll just reinstall all my programs. But, the problem is that some programs I try and re-install fail and they all give me similar notifications like dll file not found or some things having to do with the registry. I am also attempting to re-install drivers for hardware I use such as my hdpvr but it always fails. Even off the installation disc. I tried downloading the driver of the web and installing that way but it still doesn't work. Whether I'm installing a program or a driver from scratch with no visible remnants of it being on my computer before the system refresh, I always get a failure message saying it couldn't find a file or a location.

I know this had to have happened because of the system refresh because I have never had these problems before.
So here are some questions.

1. (obviously) how do I fix this?

2. Is this only happening with certain programs and drivers that I had before the refresh? (meaning that if I install a program I have never had before, will it not encounter these problems? And is there some remnant or effect of the program that windows did not get rid of during the refresh causing confusion with re-installation?)

3. Or is it some setting that got screwed up that I have to deal with.

I know all of these issues have to do with a similar problem. There is no way th... Read more

Answer:Program&Driver installation problems after System Refresh

Since you have just done a refresh, which deletes your non-"modern" apps anyway, and you still have troubles, I'd just boot from the Win 8 DVD/USB and do a reinstall. Unlike with a Windows 7 install, which could take most of an afternoon to complete, a Windows 8 install is usually done in an hour.

Windows 8 also is very good about finding and installing the drivers needed by your system. The last time I installed the OS it found and installed all of the necessary drivers, including one for a sound card that I had previously manually installed because the manufacturer had not yet written a driver specifically for Windows 8.

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HP 8000 elite Compaq PC, Win 8.1 (64 bit), 8G ram , NVIDIA Geforce 210 1 G .
I had a graphic driver not responding then a graphic driver recovered message, but I noticed that everything running smooth till I try to navigate my website (which contains animated layouts like when scrolling down the video section grow big >> this is my website link ) the driver issue appear.
So I wonder is this problem really related to my website or just a repeated coincidence. Thank you, guys.

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hijackthis scan =
Scan saved at 8:29:51 PM, on 11/29/2011
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin\Origin.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = Bing
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = Bing
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page = C:\Windows\SysWOW64\blank.htm
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName =
F2 - REG:system.ini: UserInit=userinit.exe
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
O2 - BHO: Trend Micro NSC BHO - {1CA1377B-DC1D-4A52-9585-6E06050FAC53} - C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\AMSP\Module\20004\2.0.1313\6.8.1072\TmIEPlg3 2.dll
O2 - BHO: Windows Live ID Sign-in He... Read more

Answer:NSIS erro on trying to download new ATI video driver = need help

I would run a registry cleaner like ccleaner then run rkill and combofix. This will fix most errors if any. I hope this info helps you along the way

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   Hello,    I have bought a new Aspire E5 laptop for Christmas and ever since i have been getting the following error :"Display driver Intel HD Graphics for Windows stopped responding and has successfully recovered". Every time this happens the screen flashes and if i am in a game it might crash. I noticed that i can reproduce this consistently if i open Acer Care Center or if I download a game through steam (weird).    I have tried the following solutions this far with no success:   1. Installed different versions of windows : 7, 8.1, 10 ( I currently am using 10)   2. Tried different versions of the intel graphics driver. I have tried the one on the acer site, the one on intel's site, as well as older version of those drivers.   3. Checked memory and ssd for errors.   4. Increased the gpu processing time to 8.   I know the error is caused by the intel graphics diver because if i uninstall it all is well except for the fact ican't really play any games anymore. Also occasionally i get a bsod with the error: "kernel_security_check_failure".   Any help is welcomed, Thanks

Answer:E5-573G display driver has stopped responding erro...

hi i read your probolom with acer graphics driver stopped responding but has now recovered, windows 10,i have the same issue i have an acer aspire E 15 E5-571 upgraded to windows 10 its not only games it happens to but sometimes when im browsing the news, did you find a solution or can you suggest any thing i should do

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How do i run SRVMGR.EXE on a Windows 7 box to manage Windows XP and Windows 2003 server.
This tool runs on Windows XP but not on Windows 7.

Answer:Application popup: SRVMGR.EXE - System Error : The program can't start because NETUI0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

To run Server Manager on Windows 7 you need to download and install the Remote Server Management toolkit from MS.

Info link:

Download link:

Hope this helps.Spencer
TechNet Community Support

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I installed Weathrbug Plus and for some odd reason recently when I run it Windows runs the installation for the program. When I run the prograsm I get the typical "Preparing to install..." abnd then tyhe 'Configuring Weatherbug. I've been in contact with Weatherbug Support all day and we can't seem to find an answer.
I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials.
This is a clean install of Windows 7. I haven't used any other real-time security software other than MSE.
I disabled MSE and tried it and got the same results.

Any help will be appreciated.

Answer:Windows Runs Installation of Program When I Start Program

you run the program from an icon to your desktop?

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Hi, all. I'm in the middle of installing Windows 7 Pro x64, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation". This occurs after I click "Load Driver" and select my Rapid Storage Tech driver from my USB stick.

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

I've even tried rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite with the "Force Unsigned driver integration" checkbox checked. I still get the message after burning that ISO, and retrying the installation. How do I force unsigned driver installation?

Answer:[SOLVED] Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Nevermind, I just let the install finish as normal, and I haven't gotten any bluescreens. For future thread visitors, just make sure your SATA mode in the BIOS is set to "AHCI", and not "Compatibility", and you should be fine.

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I have downloaded Driver Fusion from this site and read its description.  I'm not sure when to use it. Before or after I install a new printer driver?  How do I designate the older driver so Driver Fusion can remove it?  I don't know what it's called.  From what I understand the new driver may conflict with the old driver so I'm guessing it should be installed after the old driver is erased.  It would be great if this tool had a tutorial.  Anyway, thanks for your input.

Answer:How to use application "Driver Fusion" (Driver Sweeper)

Driver Fusion does have a manual. Go to the FAQ's to  "Is there a Driver Fusion manual?"
Yes, you can find the manual in the Windows start menu, in the Driver Fusion installation folder itself, or download it from the site under guides at the download page here. The manual is a PDF file and can be viewed with any PDF reader

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Do you know any professional application that does not require to install application but be able to recover any deleted files (Fat16,Fat32 and NTFS or any other format)?

this should work with most PC operating system from 95 to XP


Answer:Looking for undelete application (no installation)

Wininternal's Administrator's Pak. It runs off a WinPE type environment so you could use it for dead systems. Ah, but this is overkill though just for recycle bin stuff.

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I'm building a new server for a family friend who owns a body shop. The server uses Windows Server 2003 and connects to 4 workstations via a switch. The current problem I'm having is with the installation of the claim/estimate software installation. When you start the installation it asks you to choose a "drive letter to associate with the destination location" and to make sure that the letter chosen is available on all connected workstations. I assume this means it's mapping the shared folder with the drive letter chosen? However no matter which drive letter I choose I get the following error message:

"The drive letter associated to the destination location could not be created. Setup cannot proceed and will exit"

Any ideas? The software being installed it Mitchell's Ultramate 7.0...

Answer:Need help with server application installation...

Ahh Mitchells.....

Create a share...and give that share full rights to start off with.
Using the substitute command, make a batch file to substitute a drive letter on the server for that share. Plop that in the startup folder if you want, so every time the server reboots, the script makes the substituted drive letter. That drive letter you use for the subst drive should be the same drive letter workstations use to see this share.

Now install to that path.

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Hi, Have a PC already that has the App-v client 5.1 installed and need to install an application for a user on there PC because our sccm server is down right now and user needs the app.

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Is there an application (open source/free) that one can use to deny or restrict the installation of programs? Particular the P2P programs. I want to either require a password or deny p2p application from being installed.

Answer:Installation/application Restrictions

Set the target user with a Limited User account.

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What to do, if our applications have files that may change during the execution and resides in Program File.If we are Administrator there is no problem...?.With out setting the security policies is there any other way?.Where should we keep such files?

Answer:Application Installation in Windows 7

For files that need to change either use the users Roaming profile for files that need to persist like options. For temporary files (cache, etc) use the local profile.


For an example look at how Firefox does it.

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I am trying to load an application but it asks for above dll prior to continuing with installation. I have searched computer and apparently the dll is on my computer but does not seem to 'fire up'. I have XP Home installed.I would be grateful for any advice.

Answer:Re :dll IS32Util - Installation of Application

What software is it?

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I've written a vb Express application that relies on a log file on the C drive. Is there any way to make this file be created (its a blank text file) when the application is installed and also, this file is written to by a couple of logon and logoff vbs scripts, can these scripts also be installed as logon and logoff scripts when installing?
Lastly, when I install it, it says something about unknown/untrusted publisher - can I stop this?

Answer:VB Express Application Installation

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Hi, all. I've loaded a driver into my Windows 7 Pro x64 installation, but it's giving me the message "Installing an unsigned 64-bit device driver is not supported and might result in an unstable Windows installation".

This is the driver I'm trying to install: Lenovo Support - Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista (64-bit) and XP (64-bit) - ThinkPad

How do I force unsigned driver installation (without rebuilding my Windows 7 image in RT Seven Lite)?

Answer:Unsigned Driver Installation During Windows 7 Installation

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You could try booting into Safe Mode (F8 on startup) where you can choose to force unsigned driver installs in Windows 64-bit.

I think you can also do it by changing Group Policy parameters: Disable Driver Signing in Windows 7

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Hello, I am experiencing a installation error with my Win 7.
The error: installation must be on a local driver.

I did a SFC scan, and now attached log file for your reference.

thank you in advance.

Answer:Win 7 installation error: installation must be on a local driver

There's nothing attached.

Where did you get Win7? How is it burned to disk?

Are you booting the installer to Clean Install Windows 7?

During installation process at Steps 7 and 8, use the Drive Options to delete all partitions and create new as you wish, format and click Next to install to first partition. Ignore the small boot partition it creates.

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I have a serious issue with my laptop. Any program I try to install by opening the
.exe file, the installation process goes to 'Not Responding' state. I am forced to close using Windows Task Manager. This is very frustrating as I am not able to install any new software or application. Kindly support me on this issue.

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I have a serious issue with my laptop. Any program I try to install by opening the .exe file, the installation process goes to 'Not Responding' state. I am forced to close using Windows Task Manager. This is very frustrating as I am not able to install any new software or application. Kindly support me on this issue.

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Dear Adviser,

I am getting frustrated since have always fail installing following application software " e-SPT Masa PPh Pasal 21-26 Versi " for Windows7. It was always appear this alert :
?Setup has detected that the file 'C:\Users\toshiba\AppData\Local\Temp\VSD8B5E.tmp\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\CRRuntime_32bit_13_0_15.msi' has changed since it was initially published?.

Please help me......

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I've oracle installed in my system. due to memory deficiency and concerning about the future circumstances which may arise, Is there any way to change the installation directory for Oracle without reinstalling it.current installation directory is C:\OracleXeI want it to be   D:\OracleXehere is windows xp sp3such that, the application will work as it before.regardssan

Answer:how to change the installation directory for an application?

I think not.  As you know, a multitude of entries get added to Windows registry during software installation.  You need to uninstall Orcacle and then install it at that new location.  Do not merely try to move the program folder for Orcale program files to a different location via Windows Explorer.  That would most likely mess things up and make Orcale inoperative on your system.

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I've got an application that installs with a default license key (a .lic) file, but despite my user account being an administration account, Windows 7 says access denied in installing this file. I can drag the .lic file into the folder and Windows 7 will pop up a notification saying I need administrative permission to do this but allows me to "Continue" "Skip" or "Cancel"

I press "Continue" and the .lic file is dropped into the folder with no other problems.

I've also enabled the actual Windows 7 Administrator account that is disabled by default, and tried dropping the .lic file into the folder and it drops in just fine.

Why would MS make one user account that's an Administrator, not a true Administrator despite being in the same user groups and supposedly having the same permissions?...

Answer:Windows 7 and application installation issues.

Have you tried right clicking the program and selecting "Run as Administrator" yet?

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I want to find out what changes (registry, files, etc) has been done by an application installation. Is there any freeware for Windows 7 to keep a snapshot of the system before installing an application and then used the snapshot to report all the changes by the application installation?

Answer:How to monitor changes to system by application installation?

You can do this with Process Monitor from SysInternals. No installation needed. Download and run Procmon.exe.

Click on Help then How to use then look at the info for Registry.

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Hi Everyone

Hope this is the right place to post given this is my first time round. I have a new application update for an X-Ray machine we use. Unfortunately this application will only allow you to install on WIN7 Pro versions but we run Enterprise with no way to permanently installing a Pro machine.

So here is my question: How can I fool the application into thinking its installing on Windows 7 Pro?

I have already tried the options blow:

1. Change registry setting to Windows 7 pro in:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion

2. I have used the Windows 7 Downgrade application but not willing to run the upgrade on the machine
Downgrade Win 7 Ultimate to Win 7 Professional Without Clean Install - Microsoft Community

Answer:Bypass Application OS Installation Restriction

I am not aware of any supported method of fooling an application as you desire. An application can obtain such information in a variety of ways, which one being used known only to the developer. I think few applications would be fooled by changes in the registry key mentioned. Making such changes could have unpredictable consequences.

Downgrading an OS seems a sensitive area, particularly when the OS is an Enterprise edition.

What happens when the installation is attempted?
Have you contacted the software supplier about the issue?

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I recently installed a Win7 compatible application used for programming two-way radios. It installed successfully, but when launched, I get the message "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Please close the program." and that is as far as I get.

Windows Event Viewer shows the following in the Windows logs:

From "Application Error":

"Faulting application name: mototrbocps.exe, version: 13.5.679.0, time stamp: 0x579b5e3b
Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 6.1.7601.19045, time stamp: 0x56258e62
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0003d968
Faulting process id: 0xa3c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d26e0e8e035f2c
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\MOTOTRBO CPS\mototrbocps.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
Report Id: cc8d4a06-da01-11e6-a986-705812dcd38d"

From .NET Runtime:

"Application: mototrbocps.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.AccessViolationException
at <Module>.createCLL(CLL.ConfigInfo*, CLL.DeviceInfo*)
at MSI.CommonClientLicensingInterface..ctor(MSI.ConfigInfo, MSI.DeviceInfo)
at commonLicensing.CommonLicenseInterface.InitializeLicensing(System.String, commonLicensing.ApplicationType, System.String, Boolean)
at SfcLicenseManager.CLicenseManager..ctor()
at mototrbocps.CMainFrame..ctor(System.String, Boolean, resource_handler.CResour... Read more

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On a Dell inspirion laptop running XP pro with 512 ramWhen I right-click a document or application windows installer opens and starst to install Adobe Contribute 3 which     A) is not called for to open the selected document     B)Is correctly installed anyway

Answer:Right click launches application installation

1st check to see if it's listed in Add Remove Programs in Control Panel...if so remove it and re-boot.If not you have to re-install it and then use the above method to un-install it if that's what you want.

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I don't know the difference between an Application and a Program. Thought the Geektionary would help, but didn't find anything there.

I have 2 Dell Windows XP computers.

If I want to copy something such as Microsoft Money from one pc and install it on the other, what exactly do I need to copy? The application or the program?

And where do I find what I need to copy? :confused

Any help in this area is so appreciated.


Answer:Application vs. Program

Well basically an Application is an executable file such as Notepad.exe whereas a program can contain more than one application along with numerous other files such as DLL files.

Since the days when Windows had a registry it is far more difficult just to copy a program as it often has numerous entries in the registry which will point to locations of files within the program - this is why prgrams these days are generally installed. Only if the program contains a small number of files or is a self contained executable (such as Notepad which is both a program and an application rolleyes) can a program be copied.

Hope that's all clear. :confusedrolleyes

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Hello all, first say that my English is very bad.My sister bought a Lenovo G560 laptop that had Windows 7 operating system. She asked me to change the operating system because she likes most Windows XP.I installed Windows XP normally. all good, but the audio driver is given on this page does not work. I've searched around the internet and I could not find the driver. According toEverest, the driver is "Conexant Cx20585".Please, I need your help, I'm going crazy and I did not concentrate on my studies for this.pleaseeee!!for more information, the error when installing the driver on this page is this:Failure to install the driver: Could not find the device for this driver(In Spanish: fallo en la instalacin del controlador: No fue posible encontrar el dispositivo para este controlador)


Go to Solution.

Answer:Failed installation of audio driver for Windows XP. Lenovo G560. Driver --> (Conexant Cx20585)

Hi Jose_Galdos,
That's listed as the Conexant Pebble High Definition Smart Audio.
Seeing as how it's HD sound, I think you'll need to load the Microsoft UAA driver first to get it running under XP.
Is  this the driver that you tried to install?

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Hi all, I have a Dell M1530 XPS and what a nightmare I am having installing Windows 7 on it.
I go to install and get hit by this message
"No Drives were found. Click Load Driver to provide a mass storage driver for installation"
When I click next nothing happens I have the to cancel the installation.

I have tried pressing F2 to bring up the setup menu but do not know what to do from there.
I have had a brand new motherboard fitted from dell and now unsure what model I have now.
Using Belerc Advisor this is what it says about my system, any help would be great:
Processor a
1.67 gigahertz Intel Core2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
247.18 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
146.89 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space


Ricoh MMC Disk Device (247.18 GB) -- drive 1, s/n 0001

Answer:o drives were found. Click load driver to provide a mass storage driver installation

Hi there

Some problems I had and that also BSOD alot was that the hard disc compability mode was set wrongly, if so you would not see the discs.

Check in bios for somwthing like "AHCI" mode and "Compability" mode.

Put it to compability as otherwise special drivers are neededm ones added you can swap this back to get more speed.


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Hi, I've been trying to download my Dell printer. It says I need application/x msdownload to install R190176.exe. I went to MS download and I can't find a download - there's lots of information, but no download. Appreciate all help.

Answer:Dell installation - need application/x msdownload - where to find

Dell drivers and their machines are finicky...The drivers therefore should only come from Dell.Travel to the Dell site...enter your Service Tag # from the rear of the machine and it will list all your drivers.

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Hi Lenovo Community, My W520 arrived today (hooray!), and I installed an 80GB Intel 320 Series SSD I had previously into an Ultrabay caddy for a boot drive. I cloned a partition of the base HDD to the SSD. I restarted, went into the boot settings, and set the SDD as the priority boot drive. I changed the registry to default install programs to the larger partition of the base HDD, and some programs (i.e. TeamSpeak, Peer Block) installed without issue, but others (i.e. Adobe CS, MS Office) would only install if I was booted from the HDD. One installer gave me an error regarding the Windows Installer Service.  My thoughts on what the issue might be:-HDD isn't cloning correctly-Something in the registry may have gone awry  I've already tried recloning the HDD partition, rebooting etc. Please help! Thanks for your time. Cheers

Answer:W520 w/SSD in Ultrabay Application Installation Issue

Cloning is often more work than installing properly from scratch.

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I need a little advise.
If I have some windows aplication that runs some periferial hardware scan - to check out folder content.
Can I prevent access and let application sit inside it's installation directory ?
Or I just have to prevent access to every important folder specifically ?
I mean - do I have to set all important folders access only to authorised users and admins ?
And what kind of user are any windows application - just simple user ?
Excuse me about some complicated queries?

Answer:To prevent application access outside it's installation directory

If you have programs you don't want other users running then only install them to your user account. Most will offer you the choice.

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Somewhere along the line, a partial installation of presonus' StudioOne application was made on my laptop. Now, everytime I re-boot a minimum of two, and sometimes 6 to 8 installation dialog boxes are launched. I've tried the following with no satisfactory results:
Running through the install procedure. Which still results in the install launching on a boot.
Removing the program (though add/remove)
removed any references to presonus in the resgistry
I can find no reference to it in startup
I can find no install code anywhere. As soon as it starts to run, on re-boot, an exe is put into C:\Users\gbetts\appdata\local\temp. Symantec always sees this executable as a potential virus, and ends up putting in in quarantine.
I find no reference (as yet) in the event logs for this install in an attempt to locate the code that is run and remove it.
I'd really appreciate any suggestions as this is driving my quite nuts. I'd hate to have to rebuild this box just to stop this madness.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Unable to remove an application installation stub

You might use a restore point prior to that install or a backup if you have one. Others may come in with more suggestions.

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I have a new ideacentre All-In-One Touch B550 desktop machine on which the utility "Drivers and Application" Installation suddenly stopped working. When I double click the program nothing happens but I can see the program in the task manager - i.e. bpd.ex. I also tried to reinstall via Lenovo Rescue System but still no luck - the application is not working.  Is there any other way (besides complete system reinstall) to get this application working on my system again?

Answer:Drivers and Application Installation not working anymore

Hi Avalx,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
I?m sorry to hear that the ?Drivers and Application? is not working as expected in your B550 All-In-One Desktop. Hence, I would suggest you to download the ?Driver Grabber? application and check if the issue persists. Below is the link to download the same, please let me know the findings.

Driver Grabber (Utility to easily and quickly download available driver and utility)

Hope to hear back soon
Best Regards
Shiva Kumar

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Ok, the background: on a friend's XP machine, she asked me to create a limited account for her some so he could have his "side" of the computer they shared. I did so but soon learned there was a game he wanted that was already installed on his mom's side (which is an admin account). So, I uninstalled the game from the admin account and tried to re-install the game using his limited account and found I couldn't install it. Fine. I do some research and find I can use the "run application as" feature to run the installer for the game as an administrator from the limited account. Cool. I do this and find the game actually DOES install but in the administrator's account, not in the limited account. Not cool.

The question: is it possible to install an application in a limited account using an administrator's account? How would the above scenario have gone using Vista Home Basic, for example?



Answer:Question about application installation for the Vista gurus

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Sorry, don't know exactly where to post this but I'm having a rather bizzare issue with Windows 7. Basically when I install my USB 3.0 driver for Intel, AMD Catalyst won't detect my GPU. But if I uninstall the USB driver, then it will detect everything correctly (display driver, video transcoders will show up)

I can't say it's a hardware issue because it's happening on both my LGA 1155 and 1150 rigs (different Intel drivers) and two separate video cards.

This same thing happened a few months back when I though my 7950's were defective, so I sent them in for RMA and got different cards back (MSI didn't have my original cards in stock).

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Hi , I just reinstalled my SL500 but i got a problem.I download the lastest audio driver from lenovo site and i've got this message Driver Installation Failed : Could not find MEDIA device for this driver....I've searched everything i could find in google and the forums but i've got nothing... I'm usin Win XP 

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Hello all, I have a T61p with a Nvidia Quadro 570. It is running Vista with SP1.Last week I updated the driver via SystemUpdate to Ever since, after the login I see a message "Windows will now finish installing software from the manufacturer of this device"asking for elevated privilidges. I checked in the common RUN areas in the registry without success.There are some things on the Internet but the once I read don't provide a solution. Has anyone seen this issue and may have any suggestions how to overcome this left over installation?  Thanks for any thoughts.Best regardsToby

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Anyone using this HOT rated download, and will it have a direct or indirect benefit regarding popup or popunder ads? The screen shot looks pretty impressive. I'm already employing CCleaner for the drive.

Answer:CleanCache application/program

This is more of a question for the Software Forum.

Using this or CCleaner is not necesarily going to stop popups? It is not a popup stopper? It's a drive cleaner which will remove some items that could possibly be related to some problems you are having.

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What is the worst legit program/application you've ever used in Windows? Exclude mention of antivirus and anti malware because there's already a popular thread about it on MT.

To moderators, please move this thread if I've posted it in the wrong place.

Answer:Worst program/application you've ever used

Backup software, it made me loose all backups, twice. First one "only" corrupted all files.

But the worst was the one from Google. I removed online files and upon sync, it removed local files. I had to redo everything.

I have sworn never to use any automatic backup software ever again, manual backups for me, only copy/paste locally or online.

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Trying to use a map making program for a video game. Worked fine for the past week, for whatever reason it suddenly won't show up in applications anymore.

I can load it and it seems to load fine (if I load another version and connect to the game server it gives me an error saying, "Client already connected").

When I look into Task Manager it is listed under processes, but not applications.

Please help.

Answer:Program in processes but not application.


I can load it and it seems to load fine

Go to Task Manager, end the process. Scroll through the list and make sure there are no other process started associated with the program.
Start the program, it should start and run now.

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I'm trying to execute an application (simulator) using a system call from my program. Once the application (simulator) starts, I want my program to perform certain tasks on the GUI of the simulator: fill in certain fields, start the simulation, collect the results, and close the application. In essence, I need to emulate the keyboard stokes on the GUI of the simulator using my C program. I must interface to the GUI since I only have the executable available to me. Can any one recommend a way to perform this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:How to interface an application's GUI with a C program

Ive never done it, but I'd recommend looking into sockets, you can send data between a host program and server program and such.

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i have recently noticed a problem when i download and install new programs. for example i downloaded and installed ashampoo burning studio and everything worked fine but when i restared the pc and tried to open it i got a message which read "the item has been changed or moved etc.. do you wish to delete this shortcut"

i thought that might just be a problem with the shortcut which suddenly displayed a generic icon but even the .exe file in the folder had the same issue.

this has happened every time i install this program and others as well which i have tested.

help would be greatly appreciated. thank you!

Answer:help! with program application problem

Does the program still work as intended?

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i need a good program (with out payin 4 it plz) that can deleted application and its ext... when i hit ctrl alt delete i see it in use and when i end it process.. it pops back up... and i cant delete it...

the `application that i cant delete nor get rid of is nbjdb and wrrybq. those are application.. thank you.. plz any thing would help...

Answer:need an program that can delete application and its ext.


You most likely have malware on your PC judging by those file names, so running the below and attaching the logs requesed will be a start, then if the files are still their further removal instructions will be posted to aid you in removing any malware files including those two mentioned.

Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.

Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis

Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.

When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED y... Read more

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Hello can anyone please tell is there any back up software that can back up a particular application for me? For example, if there is any update for a software and i want to back up the software before updating it, is there any way to do so? I know i can back up the whole computer using Norton Ghost but what if i just want to back up a particular software?

Answer:Backup program for a particular application

Not generally doable. When programs are installed, they make changes in the registry of the computer and in various parts of the Windows operating system. Simply finding a program that will copy over the files, will not copy the registry changes or any other simply copies files. That is why people who try this run into problems. To date I know of no program that copies applications into a useful format to save. There are migration programs and imaging software etc, but nothing for single applications to my knowledge.

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Welps I'm starting school Monday and I need a good calender program to use on my laptop that's easy to learn and simple to use...Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Answer:Calender Program/application

You can find a couple of suggestions or members made here, in the second post, under the Office Applications heading:Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial AppsRainlendar & Sunbird

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Can any body help i have downloaded 2 files and each time i try to open them i get the message saying this is not a win 32 application.I have tried windows98se and xphome can any body advise how i can open these files or are they now rubbish downloads.

Answer:This program is nort a win 32 application

They may have become corruped during download; is there an alternative download site?

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I am using MS office Pro trial on widows 7 operating program and have just brought the full retail version.
When I insert the installation disc the program will not install, after about 5 minutes I get a message"

*D:\is not a valid Win 32 application.*

The retail version I brought is certified for windows vista, I loaded on my PC which is running XP and the disc worked as should.( I did not go through with the install on the PC, I just tested the disc)

I copied onto a external hard drive and tried to load it from there. No go!

I even used my product key code on the trial program but it rejected it!

Any ideas out there would be most helpful

Answer:Installation of Office Pro 2007 - Error is not a valid Win 32 application

This may get round the problem if its related to "old" progs on your install disc. I used this method when installing Office 2007 with a packaging date of March 2007 in case it saved lots of product update downloads - worked perfectly but I still had 20+ updates downloaded after install.
If you have a reasonable broadband speed then [dowload the Office 2007 trial|] . MS email and display a trial product key but when the download starts to run don't use this key but your own "full" version product key

Just re read your post - you are going from trial to full so what you do is follow MS instructions
Follow these steps to activate the trial:

Follow these steps to convert the trial:
You can convert from the trial software to a full-version either before or after your trial period ends.

Before the trial period ends:
You will start receiving expiration reminder messages indicating the date when the trial will expire. At this point, you can convert to the full product in two ways:

1. In any of the expiration reminder messages, click Convert, and then follow the steps in the conversion process, below.

2. At any time during the trial period (or even after the trial has expired), you can open any of the Microsoft Office System products, and in the Help menu: click "Activate your software".

After the trial period expires:
The software goes into reduced functionality mode. So... Read more

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Every once in a while I use a third-party application called File Renamer Basic (Sherrod Computers) and I've never had any problems with it but tonight I opened it and I got a Windows popup that was trying to install and configure Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, which is already installed on my PC).

I followed the directions and I inserted my MS Office CD-ROM so it could locate a certain file. It said that the path could not be found and that I needed to find the installation package HomeStudentrWW.msi in a folder so that it could install the product Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007. After all this I got an Error 1706 and it said to see SETUP.CHM for other solutions.

I did a thorough search online but everything I found regarding this issue involved only problems opening Microsoft Office applications, not any third-party programs. I tried everything I could think of (uninstalling/reinstalling/updating/registry edits/system restore, etc.) and nothing solved the problem. I did find that if I kept pressing "cancel" about 5 or 6 times eventually the program (File Renamer Basic) would open and everything would be fine, but obviously there is some kind of bug or conflict going on and I would like to fix it if possible.

Any ideas as to what is causing this?



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A wise man helped me install every other driver by deleted the driver folder. IT worked perfectly. However, I cant instally my nvidia driver. When i try to install it, it says can not find setup file. nVIDIA GL1(QS/PS): Can not find setup file! Was the error message

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Hey guys, I get this error after I close any program ie. Interent Explorer, Winamp, Messenger, Soulseek etc.

I have run adware scans, and nothing. Help would be appreciated. Its annoying hitting OK everytime I close a program...

Answer:Application Error after I close any program?

Well I get the exact same error for IE, Msn, Winamp, everything. The number just changes around a bit. I know for sure this is some kind of virus/adware, but havent been able to find a tool that fixes it.

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Attempt to uninstall (pre-installed) MS Picture It! Publisher 2001 over most of a day have failed. Removal from registry made no difference. Disk is required for removal. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks in advance

Answer:Clean uninstall of program(application)

I take it you've already tried uninstalling it using add/remove programs. Try deleting all of the data files (C:\Program Files\Whatever it would be it) and then using add/remove programs.

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Every web site I try to navigate through freezes within 10-20 seconds and shows an end program message. Sometimes I even get this message when I try to shut down. I cannot even write this from my own computer as the web site blocks! Event Viewer shows long lists of Application Hang errors, none for Internet Explorer. I?m using IE 7, Windows XP Professional,2002, Service pack 2.

Answer:application hang end program error

Ok first im gunna need to check how much RAM you have left avaliable do this by:
1. Go to Start and click Run
2. Type "dxdiag" and click OK
3. Click the Save ALL Information
4. On this forum you'll need to upload the file as a attachment. The file will probably be saved to your desktop and will be named "DxDiag.txt".

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Somehow an application program has arrived on my pc (running XP), with an icon on my desktop. I have deleted the icon but cannot delete the program, I get a msg saying 'access denied'. I can change the name and move it around folders, except to a cd writer! As far as I can tell I have full authorisation. I have run AVG 6 as well as the Pit Stop full test, no problems showed up. Can anyone suggest anything?

Answer:Unable to delete an application program

You are the adminstrator?Try restarting the PC in safe mode, keep tapping the F8 key when the computer is starting and choose safe mode from the menu.

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Is it possible in Windows 7 (either via a windows feature or an add-on program) to password protect individual programs or software so that when you try to run the software you first need to provide a password? Please note this is not the same as UAC in Windows 7. I want to be able to lock down certain programs so that when a user tries to run the program (say Internet Explorer or Microsoft Access) they will be prompted for a password. This would be very handy in a shared user scenario. Is this possible via the group policy editor?Thanks!

Answer:Password protect an application or program

This is not supported by Windows but third party applications may provide this feature. Windows security doesn't work that way.Windows security is based on the users account and the groups it is a member of. This is in the files and folder security properties. Don't change anything here unless you know what you are doing.Note that if the user is using an admin account he can evade any and all restrictions you might impose.

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Hello Everyone,

I've finally had enough. I am sick and tired of using windows control panel to uninstall programs. Why? Because 1/2 the time I use the add/remove programs thing it doesnt uninstall the program completly. It will leave folders, files, registry entries, hidden crap, and who knows what else still on my computer from the program I wanted to uninstall. Then I have to go back and try to delete them manually, then pray that a registry cleaner will find the rest (which usually doesnt happen).

I'm looking for something that will completely remove EVERYTHING when I uninstall a program. I dont care if it costs money or if its free, as long as it works.

Thank you if you can help.

EDIT: on a side note. Also looking for an easy to use free macro program. Somthing that I can use to press a key stoke, have a few minute delay, and repeat the key stroke. Then loop that untill I press stop.

Answer:Need the BEST program removal application in the world!

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I'm troubleshooting a Windows XP (SP2) eMachine (with a fresh OS install on a new hard drive - no original eMachine software remains on the system) and I've never encountered such a persistent problem: certain applications (Fruit Loops, Adobe Acrobat Reader, among others) run fine after installation, but after a reboot they will not run. Their shortcuts, as well as the actual program executables, lose their original icons and are mysteriously changed to the generic window icon (the one Windows will use for a file type is doesn't recognize.) When I try to run these programs, using the desktop shortcut OR the actual executable, I get the error dialog box: "This program is not a valid Win32 application." This happens to several applications, while others (Pro Tools, Acid) remain unaffected and can be executed w/o any problem.
*Note: this computer is not connected to the Internet, so it is unlikely that this is some type of virus.

What could be causing this? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Answer:program not a valid Win32 application

Some how your files are getting corrupted and with out being there to see what is going on I don't know how to help you Sorry

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hi there. i need to fill application form via internet.they send me this form on my email. i tried to open it on Window 8 but it changed the text and basically my application for look like big mess. i need type my details and i m not able to do it either in right places... Help please :(

Answer:which program i should use to fill an application form?

how to fill in a pdf application form

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Here's a strange problem.

I have AAA Map 'n' Go 7.0, running with WinMe.

When I exit the program, instead of getting the message that I used to get (I believe it was, "Save Changes to startup.mn7?"), I get the following message: "_______ startup.mn7?"

How do I reset the "_______" to "Save Changes to..."?

I have already uninstalled and re-installed the program, and that didn't solve the problem.

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Is there a good program or utility that can automatically notify via e-mail when a program crashes?

Is there also a good program or utility that can automatically re-launch a program if it crashes?


Answer:Program that notifies when an application has crashed

With Application Monitor sends you an email notification anytime an app crashes. It will also restarts the crashed application.

"How To Get Notified Via Email When An Application Crashes"
How To Get Notified Via Email When An Application Crashes

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Is there a good program or utility that can automatically notify via e-mail when a program crashes?

Is there also a good program or utility that can automatically re-launch a program if it crashes?


Answer:Program that notifies when an application has crashed

With Application Monitor sends you an email notification anytime an app crashes. It will also restarts the crashed application.

"How To Get Notified Via Email When An Application Crashes"
How To Get Notified Via Email When An Application Crashes

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My Gmail notifier program has disappeared from the startup list. I can re-download it and add it to the startup list - but is there an easy way to add an existing program to the startup group?

Answer:[SOLVED] Add (application) program to startup

Should just be able find the executable file and drag it to the startup folder

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Hello all. I have myself a rather vexing issue going on with my operating system (XP x64 Edition SP2) that has me baffled, especially since it has survived an almost foolproof barrage of fixes.

Basically, I noticed very recently that one of my programs that requires an internet connection (P2P Program) is unable to connect to the internet, despite having worked fine for almost 2 years now. I blew it off at first, and when I went back again to try it I had the same problem. I ended up downloading another, similar program, and had that problem again. I noticed after this, that some of my games (and other applications) that require an internet connection to update and the like, also are now unable to connect to the internet to perform their functions. Even one of my malware scanners, which requires that it is up to date before being able to run, could not update itself (I manually updated it).

Not sure if this is relevant, but my clock was reset by itself to July 1st 2005, and after I manually reset it, it didn't change itself back (yet).

So in a nutshell, I did some research and found one other guy with a similar problem to my own, which he identified as a worm in his WINDOWS registry. He didn't specify how he removed it.

I've since run my anti-virus software (BitDefender), CCleaner, Ad-aware, Malwarebytes, Spybot S&D, HijackThis, and SUPERAntiSpyware and I've had no luck. Malwarebytes discovered some potentially false positives ignored by Ad-aware and m... Read more

Answer:Program/Application Connection Issues

Your real system in the BIOS, not onscreen. What you see onscreen merely copies from the real clock.System time issues normally indicate a failing CMOS battery, which needs to be replaced. Cost of the typical CR2032 batery is less than $5 in the U.S., available anywhere selling watch/electronics/other batteries.CMOS Battery Replacement - Louis

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Hey guys, I realize that I am not the only person that has encountered this problem, as my research has shown. I tried to ready some similar posts and problems on this forum and others, but I seem to get stuck at certain steps. Here is my situation. Im on a Dell latitude d630 running windows vista. I fell asleep watching Dexter online and when I woke up there was a new looking Anti-Virus program on my task bar that i do not remember installing. The program showed hundreds of infections and was prompting me to delete only if i bought their antivirus. After realizing I could not delete these infections i tried to close the program and open my Malwarebytes Anti Malware and also Synamatec Antivirus. Both programs failed to open, and an error message bubbled off of the "Antivirus" icon. As soon as this happened I tried harder to download new antivirus and to get this off my comp. But no matter what I download, I am unable to install/open. I cannot open task manager, and recently new virus alerts have been popping up. One says i have an infiltration alert about trojans and password stealing attacks, and when I press stay unprotected www.*censored*.com pops up. I tried to fix this going off what you said to others, but I would appreciate a little one on one help to walk me through this, as each case may be different entirely. Thanks a lot!

Answer:Application could not be executed, program is infected. Please Help

Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer. 1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line.Please download and run the below tool named Rkill (courtesy of which may help allow other programs to run.Save Rkill to your desktop.There are 4 different versions. If one ... Read more

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when I try to open Mozilla fire fox the below said message pops up and only when I click OK the mozilla window opens. what is the problem here ?'"The application or DLL C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\MSVCR71.dill is not a valid windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette."

Answer:the application or DLL C:\Program Files\Java\

Go to Control Panel, double click on Java. Click on Update & click on > Update now.If you still having problems, uninstall Firefox completely ( including the Profile ) & reinstall again.

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how do i stop notepad from appearing at bootup

Answer:bootup program application control

Hi and welcome,
Click start, run, type msconfig, go to startup, un-check notepad, reboot pc. When you boot back there will be a box telling you you made changes and how to un-do them, just check do not show again.

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My family computer is a desktop PC running Windows Vista with McAfee. I make sure to run all updates ASAP. My updates are current through yesterday. When I tried to update my computer this morning, the updates failed with an unknown error. "Error(s) found: code 80070103 Windows Update encountered an unknown error"

This morning, I turned on the computer to find that McAfee has been disabled, Windows Defender has been disabled, and that I cannot turn them back on. Additionally, I cannot run any programs. Invariably, I get the response "program.exe is not a valid Win32 application" regardless of whether I run the program from the C drive or a USB.

Neither Internet Explorer nor Firefox are working; I can only access the internet by opening windows explorer and typing an address into the address bar in that window.

I have tried running McAfee in safe mode, but get the same message. I tried the "repair computer" function when I boot the computer, but it insists that I have another drive attached (though I have unplugged the camera, flash drvie, external hard drive)... There is nothing attached (except for the keyboard and mouse). I have tried restoring my computer to a previous restore point only to be told by the computer that there are no restore points.

I started Googling and thought that it may be the Bagle virus because of the "is not a valid Win32 application" but found none of the files listed on the Removing Bagle Infections page... Read more

Answer:Program.exe is not a valid Win32 application

Hello, Psychedea

Step 1:
Let's see if one of these online scanners can remove enough for you to then run our tools.

Using BitDefender Online Scan

TrendMicro HouseCall

Step 2:
Make sure that you transfer the tools to the instructed directories given in the R & R Me FIRST
Both SAS & MBAM should be saved to C:\Downloads.. then installed to C:\Program Files
Once installed, open each application and update their definitions databases before running a "Quick scan".

Step 3:
Then re-name MGTools.exe to and see if it will run.

Step 4:
Attach these logs to your reply -
TM Housecall results

Make sure you tell me if you had any problems running this procedure and give a description of how things are working now!


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I have a flash application running within a secure site. The program uses resources such as video clips and powerpoint presentations. Video clips work OK, but when I ask it to open a .ppt, a popup window appears briefly and then disappears again.
Popup blocker is disabled, and I don't have google or yahoo toolbars.
It's running in a trusted site with all the settings set to minimum security.
there is nothing wrong with the ppt - it runs perfectly on my pc, and from within my secure site.
And (perhaps crucially) it all works perfectly in Firefox!

This all leads me to conclude that there is a setting in IE7 that is wrong, but I can't for the life of me figure out what.

Can anybody help?
The ppt is one of the Resources within the SCORM-compliant "OCR PE AS level Teaching Support" from Heinemann. This is running as a course within the Fronter VLE. (Just on the off-chance that there is someone with specific knowledge of this!)

Thanks in advance.


Answer:running a program within a flash application within IE7

Welcome to TSF

What type of anti-virus & security programs are installed? I know Norton Security has some type of popup blocker in their settings.

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I am relatively "new" to programming. I always have wondering how to develop a Windows client application and made it a stand alone program that install at the client computer with the "double click" (autoexec?) feature by following Windows standard installation instructions at screen. Can somebody please tell me how is that done and list some basic book references that shows me how to do that?

If I create an application with Access 2000, can I convert it to a standalone application that install and behave as explained above?

Thank you very much. It will sincerelly be appreciated.

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I am a novice at VB programming. I just wanted to know if after you created a program in VB, if there is someway to allow it to run as an application on its own?That is, allowing it to run on a computer that does not have VB or Access on it. (Access was used for the database backend)

Answer:Can a VB program run as an application program

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My HD recently suffered some bad sectors. Using SpinRite I was able to recover and move most of the data to other areas of the HD. Since then, when starting the computer or launching almost any program I am presented with a dialog box, the name of the app in the upper left corner followed by "The application or dll XXX is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette." as shown in the attached image. Clicking on 'OK' closes the error dialog box and the app opens without problem. When starting the computer there are many dialog boxes that are displayed. I believe that with the corrupted sectors something happened to one or more dlls. Guidance? Thank you.

Answer:The application or dll XXX is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette.

I would try uninstalling/reinstalling Panda software...and I would run chkdsk /r command on the system partition (before uninstalling Panda product).


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