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Hardware upgrad Vista needs revalidation, no idea where my key is

Question: Hardware upgrad Vista needs revalidation, no idea where my key is

So, I upgraded some hardware x3 720 BE, asrock extreme 3 mobo, kingston hyper x, hopefully a GTX 550 ti or somthing similar soon And of course with no warning that I ever saw Vista locked me out of windows.

Is there some way to get my cd key with something like winkeyfinder (I tried but it wont recognize my thumb drive)

Any help appreciated.

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Preferred Solution: Hardware upgrad Vista needs revalidation, no idea where my key is

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.)

Answer: Hardware upgrad Vista needs revalidation, no idea where my key is

HardCopy said:

Can I get a cookie?Click to expand...

You're still using Vista, and want a cookie?

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Question: Upgrad XP to Vista

OK....before I get flamed, I don't want to do a clean install.I want to install Vista Ultimate over XP on a cloned HDD...Will the PC password (I don't use one for XP) be kept?....Will I still be able to use XP on the original HDD without activation/license issues?If I do a clean install will I have to load video, network, etc drivers for hardware or will it retain them.

Answer:Upgrad XP to Vista

I can speak from experience on this. I upgraded to Vista 2.5 years ago (free offer thing) and ran the upgrade over a 100% factory install of XP fresh from the recovery partition. I know now that many of the minor issues I had were caused by a flawed upgrade procedure and the upgrade patches applied to bundled software etc.In August this year I bit the bullet and clean installed (You can do this from an upgrade disk) and am amazed how quick and responsive it is.Yes you will need apropriate drivers but gather as many as you can onto a USB drive first.Not sure over your license question re XP

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My system has a separate partion for the OS of 32.2 GB with 10.9 GB of free space. I have separate partions for Programs & for Data.

I will be using a Win7 Ultimate ISO DVD as my Win 7 source.

Can I do an upgrade so as to keep my programs without the need to reinstall them as with a clean install?

Answer:Upgrad Vista to Win7 & OS in seperate 32.2 GB partion

With a new system, you will need to reinstall all your programs. There is no way around it because programs are not only "program files" but a lot more such as registry settings, etc.
But your data folders, if they are in a seperate partion, you can just "include" into the win7 libraries. That is the easiest course of action.
32GB for an OS is tight but will work if you take some precautions (control the shadowstorage, eliminate the hibernation file, etc.). My win7 32bit is 15.4GB right now and I have quite a few programs installed. My 64bit win7 is about 5GBs bigger.

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I recently installed a new PSU, and many of my previously nonfunctional updates for Windows Update decided to work, including Security Essentials which I was attempting to have installed through Windows Update.

Since then, I've been getting popups about recent driver or hardware changes that require revalidation, which is strange to me.

My question is why this occurred, and if what I'm seeing is legit. When I click on the link, it takes me to Genuine Microsoft Software and the file that I download doesn't have a valid signature. Is this safe, or am I being spoofed? What could have caused the issue if it's legitimate? I have run MSE, Trend Micro House Call, and Malwarebytes Anti Malware all in full scans, twice.

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows revalidation

Can you post a screenshot of the driver warning you're seeing?

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Each time PC is booted up, a warning, purportedly from microsoft, advises that due to changes in the PC hardware a product revalidation is required and must be performed within 3 days otherwise there will be a loss of service. A dialog box containing a YES or NO choice is provided. Is this a scam?
There have been no modifications to the PC in the last 12 months

Answer:3 day warning revalidation windows XP

Would help if you could post the precise wording of the warning that you get.
But in the meantime, have a look at this, which might explain the situation: Windows XP requires a revalidation

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Here is my issue...
My computer is about 2 years old got it because it was supposed to be awesome for gaming. For the past month now its just been randomly shutting down....or i should say it is randomly shutting off, completely. No warning no shut down procedure just straight to the always scarey blue screen of death. All thats left on is the power button light on the front of the tower, no green power light on the back of the case. Ive taken it up with verizon since i have their security suite and according to them it is not spyware or a virus. At first I thought it was over heating so i cracked the case and gave a little help with a regular household fan on a low setting giving it a bit more air flow, but even with that i figure couldnt be overheating because at times it will shut down minutes after powerup.Could it really just be that it needs a good cleaning physically? Or am I going to have to shell out money for a new power supply? How can I diagnose the power supply of that is the issue? Ive rolled it back to a restore point and so far its run ok for ten minutes. Any ideas? What could be the problem? Hardware, software, spyware? Any help is seriously appreciated.

Answer:Hardware, software, syware..... no idea

Well, clearly, one of the steps here is to clean out all the dust, expecially in the processor and video card heatsinks. Also, while you're in there, reseat ALL the cables, expansion cards, etc.

Next, I'd give it a memory test, at least a couple of hours on one of these. Any failures are a problem, these should run error-free for as long as you let them run.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic


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Already 16 days over still no laptop..i payed money but No working laptop..what is this.its not fair...why you people selling used laptops?? i raised a complaint after 2 days of purchasing..and i submitted service report given by lenovo technical engineer..i need my money back or else i want new working laptop. thatsit.please understand it..we paid money value of it.many times i called to customer care,no use,no proper support.anyone help me please
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I plan to build a system with an Intel Core 2 E6600 with a NVidia 8800 GTX and was wondering if there is any big problem with running my copy of Windows 2000 Professional I already have. I still use it with my 3Ghz Pentium 4 and it's been perfect for me.

If it's not wise to run Windows 2000 on this new hardware is it better to get Windows 2003 64-bit or Windows XP 64-bit and why? I pretty much use my computer to play games like Half Life 2, Flight Simulator 2004, Doom 3 and to watch movies and look at pr0n.

Answer:Windows 2000 on new hardware, is it a good idea?

FM 3370 said:

I plan to build a system with an Intel Core 2 E6600 with a NVidia 8800 GTX and was wondering if there is any big problem with running my copy of Windows 2000 Professional I already have. I still use it with my 3Ghz Pentium 4 and it's been perfect for me.

If it's not wise to run Windows 2000 on this new hardware is it better to get Windows 2003 64-bit or Windows XP 64-bit and why? I pretty much use my computer to play games like Half Life 2, Flight Simulator 2004, Doom 3 and to watch movies and look at pr0n.Click to expand...

Boy that pr0n is gonna look great with that 8800GTX. </heavy_heavy_sarcasm>

2K had it's time in the sun, now it's past. Get XP SP2 on there and you'll be fine. As most others will tell you, with any 64 bit OS you're going to encounter issues with gaming and drivers. I personally don't have any issues at all on this Core 2 Duo running at 1.66 GHz and using Intel GMA950 onboard graphics, so that monster you're going to build would absolutely scream with XP or Vista for most intents and purposes.

But sticking with 2K at this stage in the "game" of Windows and computer hardware would be like putting racing stripes and a Recaro seat on a Segway...

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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this will be my first post on here. I'm sorry if I have started this post in a wrong thread. I'm unsure of where it should go. Anyways, I'm not a tech expert so that's why I here. I will try my best to describe my problem tho.

First of all, I have been having this problem since last week. The problem is that it just auto shut down on me without any warning.

I thought it was because its overheating/the cpu reached it limits hence why it auto shut, but thats probably not the case.

And since that happened I just thought to myself that I should just reinstall windows. Haha. I thought that would solve my problem. But it didn't.

This crash problem occured when I opened game. I also realised that it happen as well when I browse the internet using firefox. Like after I opened it for a few minutes it then shut down.

However, if I'm not opening anything else and just at the desktop and only transferring files for hours, the crash never happen unlike after I rebooted, went to firefox, then googling stuff and then poof, it crashed. I also checked the cpu too, but its not overworking itself. Its just chilling.... Oh, and I checked it from task manager.

I already tried uninstalling the nvidia drivers and went to surf the internet afterward. No crashes at all. I could watch youtube as well without having it crash on me. But when I reinstalled the driver back. It happened again.

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Answer:I have no idea where this should go... Edit: This should go to hardware but I dunno how to move it.

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For the first time ever, I built a PC in late July. Since the first week of owning it, I have gotten the same BSOD once a month, at least. The BSOD's almost all occurred while gaming as well. I also have experienced 5-10 PC freezes, and I am at a loss. I have run Prime95 and Intel's diagnostic program, and the CPU has passed both fine. I have yet to run Memtest though, mostly because I am a bit fearful of stress testing and don't really know how long to do it for (surprised I even did any with my CPU) and just am worried that pushing it to it's max will shorten its life. I have not stressed tested my GPU, and figured it wasn't the problem as the GPU is at full load a lot of times during most days and these blue screens occur about once a month.

My hard drives seemed to cause a problem because of the frequent freezes. I also cannot put my PC to sleep, because it almost always freezes at the welcome screen when it wakes. I ran SeaTools diagnostics for my hard drive, but it froze my PC instantly. I have two of the same hard drive, but it only freezes at this moment when I have both hooked up. I cloned my main drive to my secondary drive and tried booting with each one hooked up individually. In both cases, I did not freeze when running SeaTools. Both drives also passed its diagnostic tests.

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Answer:Monthly BSOD, Hardware Failure, No Idea what it is!

Hello and welcome Rayz mate the memtest would be a good run

MEMTEST one you will need to make a bootable disk set the BIOSto optical (or USB if preferred) boot the machine and let it run for at LEAST 8passes unless the errors come up straight away. Takes fair time to complete andsome leave it running overnight.

But first run these and delete any rubbish you find with the malware scans the ADW just run the Clean button when done.< DO NOT runon a SSD

download from bleeping computer

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Hi, I am from India. I am eager to buy  K220-Idea center K5358 3FQ with 22" LCD MONITOR. Anybody here can give following details as it is required before going for purchase: 1.Which Motherboard is used in this PC? Howmany RAM slots are there? Up to what capacity I can install RAM in future?Does it have HDMI port? 2. Is Hard disk supplied is SATA_2 standard? 3.Does DVD writer supplied is on SATA interface? 4.22" Monitor supports which resolution?Does it have HDMI In? 5.Does this system supports WINDOWS 7?  On the Driver Download page there is no drivers for Windows7 provided by Lenova company. From where I can get it? Please answer my que so I can PURCHASE 2 PC. THANKS!     

Answer:K220-Idea center K5358 3FQ Specifications of Hardware used in

Welcome to the forums The system has drivers available for windows vista,If you want to run windows 7 you can wait untill its released in october and check again.

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When I am trying to set up my computer to get TV from my set top box the computer identifies my signal and shows a small picture of the live TV.  When I click on next I get a message - IR Hardware not detected.  Can someone please tell me to what this refers?  My wireless remote works and the set top box has an IR cable that is only a few feet away.  My TV remote picks it up easily.  Is there more hardware that needs to be bought for the TV to work with this computer? Thanks, David

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I am using Idea Pad S10-3s, and same as most of the user, I want the computer to play 1080 movie smoothly, so I bought a Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012.  However, after installed in the netbook in the PCI-e slot, it cannot detect the decoder.  Can anyone have any workable suggestion? I know that there is a thread for S10-3t here (, but it is too difficult for me to update the bios.  Besides, I am not sure if 3s and 3t has any difference and therefore I am not dare to update it.  Is there any easiler method or alternative products that can have the same fuction and easiler installation? Thank you very much.

Answer:Broadcom crystal HD BCM 70012 - Idea Pad S10-3s cannot find the new hardware. Help!!

It does not work with the S10-3.

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I've been kickin around the idea of making a website and I want to host it at my house. I don't expect many hits realistically, I can't see their being more than 10-30 hits a day at it's peak. I'm not too concerned about bandwidth and upload speed. It's not going to be more than 1-3 pages with mostly text with some pictures, so I won't be hosting any downloads.

Do any of you host websites at your house? What are the major security concerns? I plan on using Ubuntu 9.04 for it. This is the hardware I was thinking of using, I didn't think it needed to be that powerful and I wanted it to use the least amount of energy possible since it'd be 24/7. - Winsis Wi-01 Black SGCC &#47; ABS Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 200W Power Supply - Computer Cases - Intel BOXD945GCLF Intel Atom processor 230 Intel 945GC Mini ITX Motherboard&#47;CPU Combo - Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo - Crucial 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 &#40;PC2 5300&#41; Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - Seagate ST9120817AS 120GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5&#34; SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Internal Notebook Hard Drive - Laptop Hard Drives - Sony Optiarc Black 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW 24X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA Slim Combo - CD / DVD Burners

I would assume an Atom would be sufficient.

Answer:Hosting a website at your house. Good/Bad idea? Hardware questions as well.

really to host a website it isn't difficult at all, grab a good copy of ubuntu server edition and apache. the only thing that really limits you is bandwidth. Also if you don't plan on getting many hits then hardware is a minimum. The atom processor would do just fine in that case, but if you ever got a lot more traffic then it might become a problem.

I used to host a website from my house on a modded xbox...worked fantastically.

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Hi, yesterday I had an issue with my laptop because I couldn?t connect and detect any Wi-fi network, the Bluetooth device was unavailable too, The network icon just showed available a Ethernet connection but I did not had cable so, I couldn't connect to the internet and I was looking a way to "turn on" the network adapter but I couldn't and I gave up.I download a report from the networks config and it showed the status for the Wi-fi & Bluetooth device as: DOES NOT EXIST (Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 Wireless Network Adapter and Bluetooth Device) Today I turned on my laptop and the Wi-fi was available again, I checked immediately the Lenovo Solution Center App in the section "Instantanea" to compare the changes in hardware and software vs yesterday and in the section for Network Board there is a change, yesterday there was not a available devices for Wi-fi and Bluetooth and today there are both "like they were added today".I'm worry about having the same issue in the future, my laptop is my work tool and if it fails again like yesterday what could I do?Attached a picture of the Lenovo solution center from today showing the difference vs yesterday.  

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Hello, I am using Vista 64 bit now and I notice that system try to install SP2 but fails many times, I manually download SP2 from MS website but can not install it. They suggest me to install Upgrade Readiness XXXXX first, and I did it but still can not be upgraded. Do I need to download SP2 from Lenovo website? Thanks

Answer:Upgrade to Vista SP2 (Idea Center K230 Vista 64bit)

Try re-installing windows update agent,and then installing the downloaded SP2

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Hi, ive had this computer for quite a while and its always been pretty stable. but when i started it up this morning ive had so many problems.

firstly the checkdisk utility wanted to run so i let it, it got to 51% complete and stopped, it then skipped the rest of the check and finished booting.

then when it got to the log in part a popup appeared with "error in C/:Windows/system32/nvcpl.dll missing entry in NvSessionStartup"

once i clicked ok, it logged me in however there were a lot of balloon popups with various files followed by "Corrupt entry" or something similar, as well as a popup with "unable to create the temporary folder. error: 1393 disk corrupt/unreadable" or something of the sort. now it wont let me save anything or create a new folder or update my antivirus.

i have a lot of data on this machine and if possible i would like to save it, what can i do?

please help asap!

Answer:Need help with vista and have no idea what to do.

C/:Windows/system32/ about your Video Card...but you have other issues maybe the Hard drive is going.......try going into safe mode and see how it acts....if you can transfer important data to another HD or CD/DVD

How to Start in Safe Mode

1. Restart your computer.
2. Before the windows logo you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
3. Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
4. Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
5. Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode..

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I'm dual booting in Xp so it shouldn't be a problem...

But will there be anything that would be a problem?

On this machine, I'm not really using much... Just Nod32 for virus protection, a-squared for trojan protection, windows defender, um...

G5 (Would there be issues with logitech software?), audigy 2 zs, p5nd2 sli (upgraded to newest bios, the one that supports everything)...

7600 gt, about to upgrade to a 8600...

And a linksys usb adapter...

It's my pentium d system...

Would it work in vista 64 bit?

Would it run slower then 32 bit? Would the ram work more? I have 2 gigs of ram...

Answer:Good idea to go 64 bit Vista?

Didn't you already start a thread asking pretty much this same exact question?

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hopefully this screenshot explains the problem. I have tried safe mode, no luck. I would be grateful for an solution ideas, but they need to be clear to follow steps. Thanks

Answer:Vista won't load, no idea why?

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OK, the setup. I was trying to install Wubi on my laptop and it was a failure. First i booted into ubuntu, couldn't connect to my Wifi, and decided to look for a solution so i booted into vista. Vista was fine and dandy at this point, but had no solutions. i tried to boot into ubuntu again to try it again, but it got stuck at the loading screen. So, enough of that, I now tried to go back into vista. Now, it begins. Vista wouldnt load, so i put the recovery disk in and fixed. i booted back into Vista and tried to uninstall Wubi. As i was scrolling through the Control Panel, it stopped responding. OK, a control-alt-delete will fix that. Uh-oh, no response from the system whatsoever beside mouse movement and futile clicks. So i turned it off and rebooted. It wanted safe mode, blah blah blah, back into vista. I manually uninstalled it using the uninstall program. So its gone. But the system keeps crashing. reboot, and tried Memry Diagnostics. It finds no errors, but CheckDisk, (I think) finds a bunch of bad files relating to iTunes. I was downloading some tv shows at the times, so i went back into vista, and everytime i tried to do anything iTunes related, it would freeze. I looked and my library was empty. Odd, so i unnstalled iTunes. Still freezing. This time it was firefox, which also had its settings erased. WTF, indeed. So i reinstalled that which brings me to now. Still freezing and i dont know why.

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Answer:Vista crashes, no idea why

So i reinstalled that which brings me to now. Still freezing and i dont know why.
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You reinstalled what, Vista or iTunes or ??

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Hey guys. I am thinking about getting a new computer and some advice from computer smart people would be much appreciated. I want to put a computer together that can multi-task and not slow me down too much. I want my computer to property be able to run Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver without slowing me down. I also want to be able to play Blizzards Starcraft 2 when it comes out . So here is what I found I like best on the internet so far and if you could let me know what I could add/drop to my system to meet my needs and if you could please let me know what Windows Vista version you recommend I run on this system.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz (Dual Core) 1066FSB
CPU Fan: Intel Heavy Duty Cooling Fan With Heat Sink
Motherboard: AS Rock 775Dual Vista (up to 3.6GHz+ CPU support)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 667 PC5300 RAM
Video: nVidia GeForce 7300 GS 256MB 16xPCI Express video
Hard drive: 250GB 7200RPM SATA2 8MB Cache
CD/DVD drive: 18x DVD +RW/-RW drive (DVD-burner drive)
Sound: AC 97 6 channel 5.1 Full duplex digital sound
Operating system: ?????

Thank You

Answer:New System Idea, Which Vista?

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As of late, my computer has been having problems even starting up. It will start, but only if I'm lucky. Frequently, when I try to sign into my user, I get a "Welcome" sign that continues to try to load for hours if I let it. Sometimes the desktop will show up, only to have the computer freeze as soon as I try to open up anything - like the Start menu, for instance. The thing I can do is manually restart it by holding down the power button. It will open in Safe Mode, but that's kind of a pain to use.

I've started wondering if the problem may have somehow been caused by the fact that I recently created an Administrator user account to try and solve some problems I've been having with video codecs. In a (perhaps mildly stupid) attempt to resolve this, I tried to delete the Administrator account by going to Control Panel > User Accounts > Configure advanced user profile properties, so now that user isn't listed on the "Configure advanced user profile properties" list, but it's still there when I turn my computer on and when I go to "Manage another account" under User Accounts.

But then, it's quite likely that that's not the problem at all. I ran my antivirus scan (I use AVG) twice today; the first time it came up with around 40 errors, which I think is fairly normal, isn't it? The second time it came up with 0, so don't think the problem's a virus.

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Answer:I actually have no idea if this is a Vista problem or not

When you say errors... Do you mean viruses it found? Normal is 0. Anything more than that, I would have to assume viruses are causing your problems. Once your comprimised like that, sometimes you cannot get rid of it unless you slave the drive and scan it, even if the next scan says it was clean. If it boots fine in safe mode and it won't boot up normally, I would have to say you got yourself a mighty fine virus. Have you done any spyware/adware checks? AVG won't remove those. I would download ad-aware from and run that. More than likely if you have viruses, your gonna have some spyware too. Either of them can definately cause your problem. (Probably came with whatever free codec pack you installed).

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Getting a BSOD when PC loads, sometimes prior to BIOS screen. Specs are in my sig. I've run Memtest with 14 passes and zero errors. Run Prime with no trouble and have run a ton of HD diagnostic tools. Starting to think this board is crap....any thoughts ?

Windows Vista says:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6000.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: a
BCP1: 0000CBAC
BCP2: 00000002
BCP3: 00000000
BCP4: 81C5F152
OS Version: 6_0_6000
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

Any idea what this stuff means? lol


Answer:Vista idea what this is...

The IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bug check has a value of 0x0000000A. This indicates that Microsoft Windows or a kernel-mode driver accessed paged memory at DISPATCH_LEVEL or above.

The following parameters are displayed on the blue screen.
ParameterDescription1Memory referenced2IRQL at time of reference30: Read

1: Write

4Address which referenced memory

This bug check is issued if paged memory (or invalid memory) is accessed when the IRQL is too high.
The error that generates this bug check usually occurs after the installation of a faulty device driver, system service, or BIOS.
If you encounter bug check 0xA while upgrading to a later version of Windows, this error might be caused by a device driver, a system service, a virus scanner, or a backup tool that is incompatible with the new version.

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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Hi, i've helped a friend out by speeding up his laptop as best as i can (with lots of help from the brilliant helpers on here), i was just curious about whether using the 'repair' option on an XP CD i have would benefit this laptop at all? Am i right in thinking that if there are any Windows registry errors that this would fix them?Sorry for my naiveity!

Answer:Is using 'Repair' on XP/Vista CD a good idea?

No you only need to do a repair install if the machine will not boot.To replace missing or corrupt windows files use sfc /scannow press OKTo repair registry errors safely use the registry option in CCleaner (safest method) other registry cleaners can be too aggressive and give more problems than they solve

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I applied for a Vista upgrade a couple of month ago and my status of the COA is validated according to the moduslink website, so it should all be fine. But Vista is already on the market and I haven't received a copy yet. Any idea when Moduslink will start to deliver the upgrade packs?

Thank you!


Answer:Any idea when Vista update will be delivered?

It seems the delivery of the Vista upgrade takes several weeks.
There are several users which have confirmed this delivery time.

In this forum area you will find the thread about phone numbers to Moduslink.
I recommend contacting this company for details...

good luck

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Hi folks,
i use the newest version of rivatuner to overclock my gpu what works very well, but vista (ultimate x32) blocks rivatuner at startup (i use the "apply overclocking at windows startup"-option so that i don't have to adjust the overclocking manualy) with the message that some autostart objeckts have been blocked and each time i want to start rivatuner the damn uac pops up and asks me if i want to start this not identified programm or not. any idea how i can get rid of this and don't have to disabel the uac?

Answer:Vista blocks RivaTuner, any idea? you want to keep UAC enabled, the only ways I can think of is to overclock in your BIOS or use another third party program such as SpeedFan or ClockGen?

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ok before i start, i must admit; i suck with computers..
i wanted to play a LAN game with someone but it didnt work. i asked for help other places and they asked me if i was able to even share files using LAN..

and.. i just dont know how to get that done.
i have been looking at soo many posts and google links, but i still cant get it to work

this is what i have done and tried:

both firewalls are off, they are connected to a modem via LAN caples.
the second time i tried, my vista was also connected to the internet via a dial up modem.. i wanted to see if atleast i could get internet from my vista over to my xp but that didnt work.

on my Vista, in "Network and Sharing Center" the LAN network is there, and its called "unidentified network(public network)" and underneath it says Access: Local only Connection: Local area network.
on my XP, the LAN connection is also connected..
on the modem, their ports are lighting, so basicly they are connected to each other.

so now when i try to share a file from my vista over to my xp;
right click on file = Share.. = now here is the problem. i cant find anything to do with LAN. but it says that i should choose one of the users of the computer.. so maybe i cant choose the LAN? but i should be able to?
maybe its because i need to "create" a network where i can then configure it to use the LAN modem... but i dont know how to =(

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Answer:HELP PLS, no idea what is wrong. cant connect my Vista to my XP via LAN

Have you tried linking the two computers together with normal networking cables. You will not need modems to do this just the networking card. Make sure that both computers are on the same workgroup. The ip ranges also have to be similar.

For more info look at,
Windows Vista Networking

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Hey guys I was just randomly thinking the other day, and came up with a random wild idea.

I also hear people talk about and notice that vista as well as any operating system, takes up system resources. And dedicated video gaming consoles tend to take better advantage of their resources.

Some people might not like this idea, hell it might not even be possible. But what if when you had vista or windows 7 up and running, you could "restart in game mode" essentially rebooting your computer with a small OS like what is on the 360, that is for gaming and maximizing your resources, this could be completly optional, but for the guys that waned minimal resource hogging this could be an option, would this even be possible? I can not imagine how well say, my 8800gts would perform if it was basicially running on an operating system the size of the 360's.

Answer:Windows 7/vista gaming idea

I'm on quad-core, my OS could eat a whole core usage and I would still beat the crap out of any console in regards to graphics IQ, sound quality and effects, physics and network lantency/effeciency.

DirectX gives the game a direct (pun intended) path (API) to hardware access.

What I rather prefer is that there where more games that maxed out the Crysis.
Forcing NVIDIA/AMD to push out faster GPU's..and increasing the lead over console preformance even further than it is today.

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Ok, I've uleashed my previous opinions and am starting to come around on the whole should I do Vista, yes, no maybe wait all that. I wanted to ask anyone if they have downloaded the OS rather than going out and purchasing it AND would you be able to burn the download so you have the DVD to install it later etc?

Good Idea or Go Fish?


Answer:Downloading Vista - Good Idea??

Well yeah, that's the whole point of downloading it after you purchase it: burning it to blank DVD media.


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I was looking to getting a graphics card update at the end of the year, along with 4 GB ram and Vista 64. But, I keep heaing about windows 7 coming out next year and just having second thoughts with upgrading my OS. I know there'd be a problem with the 4GB of ram if I stay with XP, nor do I really have a reason to HAVE vista at this point.

So what do all of you think? I mean, was vista just a giant beta test bed to get some ideas for windows 7? Was it like Windows ME, or has it been a solid OS upgrade? I'm not trying to make a flame war for the bulk of "cautious" XP users out there who swear vista is buggy as hell, broken, etc. I'm just honestly asking is it worth it at this point?

Answer:Upgrading to vista towards the year end a bad idea?

Mnx4 said:

So what do all of you think? I mean, was vista just a giant beta test bed to get some ideas for windows 7?Click to expand...

No. Vista is the 'major' change to the Windows OS. Windows 7 will inevitably be a rather minor change in comparison.

You'll see some stuff smoothed out a bit, and some new glitz 'n' glamour added, undoubtedly. But Vista was (and is) the release where a new layer of code was added to the underlying structure and a lot of stuff which was previously optional for software developers has now been made mandatory. Windows 7 won't change that.

Vista is consumer-ready, and has been for quite some time. Apart from corporate users who have trouble configuring older, multi platform networks, the only people who really have 'problems' with Vista to any major extent are those people who fiddle wityh the bloody thing, thinking that they somehow 'know better' than the developers, or those people who blindly install every program (version) they used before and try to do everything exactly the same way they did under XP. Let Vista be Vista and be prepared to update/upgrade/replace a few programs in your software library where necessary. And learn how to actually USE Vista. That's the key to success with it.
With 4Gb or more RAM in a rig nowadays it makes little sense to stick with 32-bit Windows, and for 64-bit Windows computing it makes very little sense to use anything other than Vista 64-bi... Read more

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I purchased a new computer a couple of weeks ago. Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Xi 1554.
Specs are:
Core 2 Duo T5600
2x 1024MB DDR2
Ati X1900 256MB
Vista Home Premium

Other additional devices I have connected to the notebook with USB:
3 external HDDs.
Belkin 7-port USB hub.
Canon MP810 printer.
Logitech mouse & keyboard.
A-Link NA110U2 NIC.

Usually I get the BSOD (MULTIPLE_IRP_REQUESTS_COMPLETE) after rebooting the notebook or powering on during Windows loading screen. But I have got it also during when Windows is up and running already.

I hope there is somebody here who can understand those debuglogs and maybe give me a piece of advice as to what to do next..

Thanks a lot.

Answer:Vista BSOD and no idea why. Debuglog included.

You'll need to most some more minidump logs/files. But you can start by checking for updated drivers for all your USB devices.

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Hey, Hope you are having a good day. I have just decided to reinstall Vista because of too many things that are an issue. I am NOT infected, But I believe my registry is screwed, because after I did some scans like Combofix, and AVZ, and HIJackThis. I did this trying to find out what the picky little things are that keep nagging. After I did the computer went crazy. IE 7 got messed up tried to upgrade to IE8 and when I got it installed could only run as administrator with the protected mode off. Could not turn it on, tried resetting the default settings, did not help finally did a system restore. Appears okies now BUT I think it is ony a matter of time.....NOW My question....can you give me simple tut's for a One Key Recovery Install. I have everything backed up, but in reading the book it is a bit confusing. I know there is a recovery partition in on the hard drive, and the harddrive is sufficient to handle the recovery. The only reinstall I have ever done is with XP and a recovery CD. Would appreciate any assist with this. Thanks in advance, Bama

Answer:Reinstalling Vista on the Idea Center K210

Bama, If you believe that your registry is messed up did you get any UAC prompt?Is UAC enabled in your system? After re-installing vista export your registry to another location if you want to restore it at some time. Regarding the recovery issue,there are two options for you one is the instant backup and the other is the restoring to the factory settings.Since you want to re-install vista you have to use the factory backup. Power on the computer. When the screen displays the ?Lenovo? picture initially,press the ?LVT? key on the keyboard to start the Rescue System, where youcan select OneKey Recovery. Select Recover Factory Backup to start the system recovery function.  Follow the onscreen instructions, and press E on the keyboard to start recoveryif you are sure to recover.  Please wait in the process of system recovery. Do not interrupt the operation. After the system is recovered successfully, the software prompts to restart thecomputer. Restart the computer and enter the system.   Message Edited by vijaysaradhi on 08-12-2009 05:58 PM

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just wondering. if i were to jump to an X38 board in the near future, would i have to reinstall vista? i know this didn't work in XP (well usually), but i was wondering if it would work in vista.

if you don't know for sure and just want to say something negative about vista or what an idiot i am, please stfu in advance. thanks.

Answer:Upgrade a motherboard without reinstalling Vista... bad idea?

There have been several posts reporting successful board transplants without reinstalling Vista here over the last few months.... I have not done this personally, but from what I have read, I think you should be fine.

Probably want to back up ahead of time... but, um... I'm sure you already thought of that

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l haven't owned a Windows computer in years
but I'm looking forward to 7. I have only heard
good things.

Is it good advice to reinstall 7 over Vista on a two
year old system?

The advice will b 4 a non-techie (not myself). I'm
buying a new machine.

Answer:Upgrading From Vista to Windows 7 a Good Idea?

Yes if you do a clean install
Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version[2]=General Tips

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i sorta like wanna keep my g41 and was curious if an upgrade to vista home basic is a smart idea. as you all know, my hardware is somewhat outta date...thanks in advance
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Answer:g41 - upgrade to vista home basic is a smart idea?

I'm going to say "no" for one reason alone: the graphics card is not supported and the machine will be sluggish with the generic driver. Been there, done that, ran back to XP.
On my "outdated" systems I'm testing various flavours of I can switch when the plug on XP is finally pulled.
Good luck.

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well i have too many virus' and they seem to keep comeing, so im gona back up the important stuff, then format this sucker, and install vista x64,
1: 32bit apps should work correct?
2: can i just use the same disk that i dell gives out(from mate)
3: can i use the same product key thats on the bottom of my laptop to register this again?

i dont want a boot leg system cos ill just install linux if thats the case. but id really like to use vista because i have games n stuff i like to play on this. and i never really had luck with linux, and driver for my system are probs not that good if im honest, and i dont know how to install stuff on linux so you know.

anyhting else i should know about doing this (upgrade) i know 16 bit apps wont work, but i dont think i use any anyway.

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i sorta like wanna keep my g41 and was curious if an upgrade to vista home basic is a smart idea. as you all know, my hardware is somewhat outta date...thanks in advance
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Answer:g41 - upgrade to vista home basic is a smart idea?

I'm going to say "no" for one reason alone: the graphics card is not supported and the machine will be sluggish with the generic driver. Been there, done that, ran back to XP.
On my "outdated" systems I'm testing various flavours of I can switch when the plug on XP is finally pulled.
Good luck.

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My computer freezes up randomly. I never know when it is going to freeze. Usually everything freezes in an instant. Occasionally I can 'see it coming' because my cursor freezes for a second, then moves and then freezes again permanently.

I tried the rootrepeal but it would not load - it gave me an error message "FOPS - DeviceIoControl Error - Code: 0x0000024 Extended info (0x000000d0)
Under details it showed:
FOPS - DeviceIoControl Error - Code: 0x0000024 Extended info (0x000000d0)
DeviceIoControl Error = 0xie7 or maybe 1e7?
FOPS - DeviceIoControl Error - Code: 0x0000024 Extended info (0x000000d0)

ANyway - any help would be WONDERFUL! I really appreciate it.
Here is my DDS log:
DDS (Ver_09-07-30.01) - NTFSx86
Run by pyle at 19:03:37.57 on Thu 09/10/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6000.16890 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6000.0.1252.1.1033.18.893.224 [GMT -4:00]

SP: Windows Defender *enabled* (Updated) {D68DDC3A-831F-4FAE-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
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Answer:VISTA constantly freezing at random times. No idea!

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. 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 and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.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.Foll... Read more

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Dropbox + Sugarsync - running both at the same time - good idea or bad idea?
Will they both be thrashing my machine and eating up lots of CPU like a hungry monster?


Answer:Running Sugarsync + Dropbox at the same time - good idea or bad idea?

You can be specific about what each actually synchronizes so I don't see that as a CPU issue. However if using both over the Internet with one of the more substantial data plans to sync, I would wonder which gets priority or how well they share the upload bandwidth. Wouldn't be so good if one was always grabbing it to sync in the off-load times and the other just kept waiting and waiting for its turn.

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Hi I would like to ask if I could use the power adapter from idea U460 to idea U310 touch? Thanks

Answer:Using the power adapter from idea u460 to idea u310 touch

hi abeltran,
Welcome to the Lenovo Forums.
Just to verify, do you have these AC adapter specs:
IdeaPad U310 Touch AC Adapter
Ideapad U460 AC Adapter
If both adapter have DC19V, 3.42A then you should be okay.
More info in this article.

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alrighty, so ivew got a little extra money, so before i buy my comp, i was wondering which i should get...
-(939-pin) AMD ATHLON64 3500+ CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology[+130]

-NVIDIA Geforce 6800 GT 256MB 16X PCI EXPRESS VIDEO CARD[+231] leadtech

please take price into concideration, we aren't rich, and dont reply something like "save up more for the 6800GT" or "just get the _____"

BTW before one of these my system:
3000+AMD Ath64
1024 Ram
6600GT leadtech

Answer:GFX or CPU [email protected]?

Honestly with the new video card's around the corner it's a waste to get a better video card, when it will be antique a month later

And it's pointless to get a 3500+ when yours is just fine

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hello , i have HP pavilion 15-p107ne and i would like to upgrad the cpu . i have Hewlett-Packard Motherboard Model 2281 , and my cerruent cpu is Intel Core i5 4210U 1.70GHz , can i upgrad the cpu ?? TAHNKS IN ADVANCE

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Ok so here's the story: one of my handsome roommates has a computer problem. His computer tells him it's done automatically downloading some updates, asks him to restart his computer, he does, then BAM a message that pretty much says "eff you" windows has failed to boot, please insert windows vista dvd whatever. Problem is he does not have a Windows Vista dvd. Says his computer just came preinstalled with all the software and may or may not have included a disc. There's an option that allows him to restore the computer to factory settings but he doesn't want to do that cause he'll lose a lot of stuff.

Now here's what I've done so far: I googled the error (0xc000000f) and most of the websites tell me its an error with a system32 file called winload.exe that probably is missing or corrupted. He doesn't have a Windows Vista boot disk so I have a crazy idea to make one on my computer, burn it onto a cd, then pop it into his retarded computer.

Now here's what I'm curious about: My computer is a windows xp, if I back up all my files into a boot disk on my computer, will it be compatible with his windows vista? Is it even possible to create a windows vista boot disk with my windows xp computer? Anyone have any ideas on how to do it? Should I just laugh at my roommate mercilessly or is there an easier way to fix this problem?

Thank you for whoever has read this far. You rock.

Answer:Solved: Windows Vista fails to boot, I have crazy idea

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I'm wanting to get a better computer but idk if it would just be cheaper to upgrade the one i already have.Here are my specs: 2 x 128 mb DDR PC2700 ramGeforce4 MX 440 with AGP8Xonly a 39gb hard driveIntel Pentium 4 CPU 2.40 Hz

Answer:should i get new computer or just upgrad?

to know what you can update to, tell us your motherboard model.

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At the moment, I'm running a genuine copy of W7 Pro 64bit with SP1 on my laptop. My Windows Updates in Control Panel is on & running on automatic with nothing blocked. The required KB3035583 update is installed & successful.

Why then is the "Get W10" icon not showing in the system tray?

I've gone down so many routes to try and get it to appear, all without success.

Can anyone help with this please? It's driving me up the wall!!!

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I posted a subject on upgrading an Acer 300 with an AMD 64 processor to Win 7. Lots of v helpful responses, thankyou.So following on as I am not quite there yet.....Windows download advisor says that upgrading to Win 7 32 is possible, but Acers website only indicates XP 32 drivers available.(doesnt actually list the 300(?)so looked at the 340 info)Who is right. Not quite sure why acer would ship an AMD 64 bit processor and presumably compatible motherboard (?) and not have 64 bit drivers available - or does it mean I will have to look for drivers elsewhere....Last but not least if it is possible to answer this, will the bios drivers be ok for the upgrade, they are dated 12/2009 (click here)Finally many thanks to all those folks who answer queries like this on these forums, it is a great help.Mark

Answer:upgrad from XP to win 7 Part 2!

visit the motherboard manufacturer ,if there are any drivers available ,they will have them . also windows 7 comes with a whole lot of drivers covering thousands of hardware scenarios .most PCs that install windows 7 end up not needing any dditional drivers other than printer/scanner belarc advisor (free) ,it will give you the motherboard model ,with that you can track down the important drivers ,my guess is though that win7 64bit will install most of them itself.

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Just found a way to upgrade my Windows 8 RC to RTM without losing files and apps:

Extract the Windows 8 ISO or copy all files of the Windows 8 DVD to your HDD.Browse to the 'Sources' folder and open the file cversion.ini.Then find the entries as in the attachment belowChange the value MinClient value to a value lower than one of the RC, so e.g. 8200 and save the file.Now start the installation and pick Upgrade

Further instructions here: Upgrade Windows 8 RC to Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Enterprise RTM - Club MyCE

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Question: My Spec Upgrad

Hey, I recently bought Rainbow Six Siege and I sadly realized, that my PC is too bad to run the game, I did some research and found out that my Processor, so the graphics card ( I hope thats the processor ) is not above the minimal requirements, all the other specs from my PC are good enough. As far as I know i posses a :

- Intel (R) Pentium (R) CPU G3220 @ 3.00GHz

Since im bad with computers and I want to upgrade it as soon as possible, i came here to ask.
I have a budget of around 180 Swiss Francs ( 178USD as of 1.March.2017 )

- I'd online purchase whatever I get recommended here on ( Swiss Shop but its quicker )

Thanks already in advance!

Answer:My Spec Upgrad

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Answer:Hello. What is the most powerfull CPU I can upgrad...

Hello, The most powerfull original CPU is: KC.DD001.925 - CPU.PD-3.00GHz/4MB/800/D0 (Pentium D 925 - TDP 95W)

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Question: Memory Upgrad

I am working on a Dell Dimension 2100 - 900MHz (unfortunately a Celeron). Running XP Pro, 40GB Maxtor hard drive.

It came with one 128MB RAM - PC133. It only has two memory slots. I've added another 128 to it and it works fine.

I got my hand on two sticks of 256MB RAM - PC2100, this would up the memory to 512.

The questions is...can I use this memory to replace both of the 128MB PC133 without a problem?


Answer:Memory Upgrad

Pretty sure yeah

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Hi All,

New laptop, with XP home SP 2.

Software update- Windows XP hotfix - Kb888310

I want to put XP pro on, have a volume license CD.

When I attempt to install I see an message saying that I have a newer version of Windows installed on the machine already.

Thoughts on the best course to upgrade-


Answer:Trying to upgrad to XP pro from XP home- help

First I'd try to uninstall SP 2 and all of the other hot fix's. That shuld probobly do it.

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Question: Upgrad T61p RAM

I upgrad my RAM from 2*1gb(ddr2 667) to 2*2gb(ddr2 800), then touchpad(above RAM) become very hot when I am playing COD6.When I use 2gb, it is not very hot.Is that normal? 

Answer:Upgrad T61p RAM

what ram are you using in this system?

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This window just popped up the other day, and any attempts to diagnose it has been faulty. If i trust the activity, i just go into an endless loop of Explorer crashes/restarts/crashes.

The only way i can use my system is for McAfee to block it, but still something must be up and i dont like it. I gotta reformat soon anyways, but still would like to know what the hell is up!

Answer:McAfee alert. Buffer Overflow in EXPLORER.EXE windows vista. Anyone have an idea?

are u visiting a certain webpage or loading up a certain plugin when it happens

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I just want to watch DVD's and it prompts me to upgrade the Cyberlink DVD.  I shouldn't have to pay to watch DVD's.  When I'm offline I can't watch anything. What's going on?

Answer:I cannot play DVD's when I'm offline. Says I need to upgrad...

Hello, Why don't you download 3rd party app that's free, VLC media player  #hpexpertday

Regards;SmileyI am an HP employeePlease click the White Kudos star to say thanks for helping.Please mark Accept As Solution if my help has solved your problem.

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Hi i have a acer ink AAHD3-VC motherbored and i was wondering if a amd Athlon x4 880k and a amd a10 7890k cpu will work. A website said that it would work hear is the link Anf if those cpus dont work with the motherboard what is the fastest cpu that will work with it.

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The hard disc in my Acer travelmate got damaged and I need to replace it, however can't find a 10gig hdd, bought a 20 gig, but the machine can't support it. Can anyone tell me if I can upgrade it or where can I find a 10 gig hdd.

Answer:Can I upgrad an Acer Travelmate 340

Try using OnTrack Disk Manager software. click hereOr see if the Hard Drive manufacturer has similar software.

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Hi I'm planing to build my own pc I know some of the stuff involved but what I don't know is that does it matter what voltage you power supply is is it better to have i high voltage or could that overheat.Thanks Alan

Answer:Power supplys and upgrad

If you are in the UK will can only use 220/240 Volts ac, I think you have confused it with the Wattage required.If you are building a powerful system you will need a larger supply, eg 450w up-wards. Plenty of choice click here, it is best not to buy the budget range. Spend a bit more to get a higher quality power supply.It will be more efficient and last longer.

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Hello im looking to upgrade my HP P6000 p6710f computer graphic card to one the has an HDMI connection . Could anyone tell me which one I can upgrade to?

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Question: Bsod memory upgrad


Today i buy new memory 2go ddr3 when I open 3dmax pc crashed
I check error with windows 7 memory test
0 errors

I upload raport thanks you for help

Answer:Bsod memory upgrad


My best guess is that the RAM you added is not the same speed of the RAM that was already installed. Download CPU-Z and post screenshots of the Memory and SPD tabs. On the SPD tab, take screenshots of both sticks of RAM (meaning you have to change the selection to the other slot).

A Preferred Method of Uploading/Posting Screen Shots

Also, while waiting for me to reply again, run Memtest86 with both sticks installed for 8 passes.

RAM - Test with Memtest86+

Possibly unrelated to your BSODs, AVAST was having trouble, which makes me suspect your older Realtek drivers may be causing problems. Install the latest ones from here: Realtek

Rt86win7.sys Thu Feb 26 04:04:22 2009 (49A65B16)
...Summary of the dumps:


Built by: 7601.17713.x86fre.win7sp1_gdr.111025-1505
Debug session time: Tue Feb 28 06:11:49.500 2012 (UTC - 5:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:11:25.998
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for fileinfo.sys
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x19_20_fileinfo+5bc3

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I have a Compaq Presario that had a 2.7Ghz Celeron. I upgrade the RAM to 1gb years ago and recently ran across a 478 pin Pentium 4. I noticed it was much faster right awy. I never took the time to read my speed in the systems page. Then I upgraded to Windows 7 (it's like a whole new computer-that I am selling). When I look in the systems page it shows Pentium 4 3.00GHz then next to that it shows 1.49GHz (see picture). What does this mean? Am I truly getting the processors full speed?


Answer:Question about my Upgrad of my old Compaq's CPU

I think you are.

It could be some power-saving option that is causing the cpu to slow down when idle.

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I would like to upgrade my HP 510-p030 Pavilion's graphics card.  It has an i7 processor.  The motherboard is a "Hamar" uATX. Here's the link: This computer comes with a 180w Power supply and built-in graphics card (only info on what type is Intel HD Graphics 530)  It has one PCI-E (GEN 3) x16 socket expansion slot. I would like to upgrade the graphics card as I do some video editing and it seems to be hanging too often. On my last Pavilion (an i3), changing the graphics card made a huge difference. The card I would like to get is a PNY GeForce GT 730 2GB DDR3 Graphics Card (VCGGT7302D3LXPB) (Low profile). Is this better than the built-in one? It needs a 400w+ power supply. I bought a Corsair CX450M 450 watt, 80+ bronze power supply. Can I upgrade the Power Supply without harming the motherboard? And if so, I assume the Graphics card will work as well. Any help greatly appreciated, as all I'm getting from HP tech support is that "they are not trained to discuss upgrades." 

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So I downgraded from Vista home premium 64 bit to Vista Ultimate 32 bit, because of software compatibility issues that wouldn't work with 64. I did an entire clean install of 32 and it was successful. However now my wireless & ethernet device drivers are missing, so I can't connect to the internet. Further when I go to the "Device Manager" it lists these non functional hardware under "Other" and has absolutely no information about them under properties. So I don't even know what brand, model, etc the devices are and have no way of knowing what drivers I even need to install. This also happened to my video controller, so the screen resolution only goes up to 1024 and also has no info on which drivers i need.

Any idea how I can fix this?

Answer:Downgrade from Vista 64 bit to Vista 32 bit - Now hardware drivers are missing

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Hey guys ive just bought a lode of new hardware..
and from what ive read & heard the best option is to do a fresh install once I install the hardware..
So my plan is to backup my data then fresh install win7 on my desktop HD

Ive just found an old laptop HD which will be wired with an IDE cable to my desktop in order to transfer data to it
This HDD has data on I dont mind bieng wiped & had XP installed on it.

So i'm wondering whether I can formatt this drive once I plug it in to my desktop with vista, then transfer my data over onto it, then unplug it, install windows 7 onto my desktop HD then transfer my files onto the desktop harddrive rom the laptop harddrive which was formatted with vista.

Will windows 7 recgonize & be able to read the files on the backup/laptop data harddrive?

(I also bought an IDE 44 to 40 pin so I can connect my 2.5" laptop HD to my desktop pc)

Answer:Vista to win7 due to new hardware & backing up with HDD formmated on vista???


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There are no problems only solutions....Lenovo offers WiGig or LTE-Moduls (Huawei or Sierra ) at the configuration on various ThinkPad models... ThinPad X1 Yoga ThinkPad X260 TP X1 Carbon 4th Generation ThinkPad T460 etc...And not both ! Through my solution at the same time use of  both are now possible ....And the Lenovo warranty remains valid !!! I have one Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FQ0044GE to get it to work with the LenovoThinkPad WiGig Dock  you will need aIntel® Tri-Band Wireless-AC 18260 (Lenovo  00JT492) andLenovoThinkPad WiGig Dock   DescriptionDock FRU PN Power Adapter FRU Line Cord FRU Marketing part number CUU)ThinkPad WiGig Dock - US/CA03X629800HM61245N013040A60045USYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - EU03X629800HM61145N042240A60045EUYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - ANZ03X629800HM61145N041840A60045AUYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - Japan03X629800HM61245N043440A60045JPYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - China03X629800HM61145N013140A60045CNYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - TW03X629800HM61145N041940A60045TWYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - UK03X629800HM61145N041440A60045UKYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - Denmark03X629800HM61145N041040A60045DKYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - Switzerland03X629800HM61145N041140A60045CHYesThinkPad WiGig Dock - Italy/Chile03X629800HM61145N041640A60045ITYes    This all is simple just remove the Intel wireless AC-8260 and put the Lenovo 00JT492 AC -18260 you only need a third WLAN antenna ... Space is e... Read more

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I have a desktop that I ran the update on from windows 7 to windows 10.

When I go to shutdown it appears to begin the shutdown process. However, after a few moments with black screens the PC shows the BIOS splash screen and begins to start windows.
If I leave the PC alone for a while, it goes to the login screen, where it attempts to sleep only to end up right back at the login.

I have tried
- Turning off fast startup - Doing this results in apple sys error on restart (I do not have iTunes installed)
- Disabling wakeup by keyboard, network devices, and mouse.
- Turning off quick start in bios

I am now wondering if a clean install is my only option, or if there is some other way of keeping windows 10... just having it work properly.

Answer:PC will not shutdown or hybernate (only restarts) since 7 to 10 upgrad

So I have been tinkering, and I did what I should have done in the very beginning; I installed the usb driver from the manufacturer of the motherboard's website.

Since there was no Windows 10 driver, I used the 8.1 64. I have now had two successful shutdowns.

I see now that the processors have a Microsoft driver from 2009, so I am thinking I will install the 2013 chipset driver from the manufacturer of the motherboard's website.

I may just leave well enough alone though, as it feels pretty good to have my pc working again!

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I am very very confused.I have a MSI 7046 motheboard, it is a 3.06GHz Pentiunm 4 with a 533MHz  FSB. 512Mb RAMI want to add another 512Mb RAM to my PC.I have used PCwizard, Everest, and the Crucial scan tool, and looked in Bios and it says PC3200Is the current RAM in my PC running at PC3200? or is it running at the slower PC2100 (or even PC2700).The reason I ask is that I have a spare 512Mb stick of PC2100 in a old PC, I didnt want to put it in as thought it would slow down too much and not match the bus speeds or whatever.Can someone please help, what speed is the factory built memory running at? if you download CPUz ( This is what it states on the memory page (sorry cant find how to insert an image)Frequency: 133MHzFSB:DRAM 1:1on the CPU page it statesCore SPeed 3059MHzMultiplier x23FSB 133MHzBus Speed 532MHz If the current 512Mb speed is only running at PC2100 (although the actual stick can run at PC3200) I may as well use the stick I have and not have to buy another one.Basic question is: what speed is the current 512Mb stick inside running? PC2100,PC2700 or PC3200?If its at it full speed of PC3200 then I need to buy anohter one, if its running at PC2100 beacuse of the speed of the FSB anyway, I will install my spre PC2100. hope someone can put me out of my miserythanksAndy

Answer:What speed is my memory running at so I can upgrad

Why do you think it is PC2100? I never did follow that one. They're all about the same cost, just get the PC3200 that crucial recommends.

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Greetings all, and Happy New Year to you.

I am currently working on putting together a new build. Can someone please kindly tell me the possibilities of setting up a dual boot with a Win 7 Pro 64 (System Builder) and Win 8 Pro 64 Upgrade CD's? I also have an old Full Version XP disc at my disposal, if possible, for whatever activation considerations may be involved. Thanks!

Answer:Dual boot new build with Win 7 Pro 64 and 8 Pro 64 Upgrad

Hello Gerard, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sure, you can dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 however you like. The tutorial below can help give you more information about it. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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WINDOWS could not images available for installation upgrading to windows 8.1it's opened install window..then asked product key typed then it's saying
what's that mean? i extracted ISO file to USB !!

Answer:WINDOWS could not images available for installation upgrad

Where did you get said ISO from?

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Hi, I found that I have only one sodimm installed on my system. So I think I need to upgrade this ASAP, just makes no sense to have dual channel capability and only use one channel - as intergrated graphic is invovled I think dual channel memory would give a lot. Anyway I want to ask what kind of so-dimm are good for me ? Do my laptop accept ddr3 sodimms or only ddr3l ?

Answer:Question about Z50-75(amd fx-7500) - memory upgrad...

Hi StonieMalony,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per the query we understood that you are looking for a memory upgrade to your Lenovo Z50-75 laptop.
As per your query this model support DDR3L, SODIMM and supports upto 16GB as this model has 2 memory slots.
Click here for the specification.
Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
Best regards,

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I upgrad my system from windows 8 to 10 but I can't find the solution for Beats Audio Console could someone give me a link where can I download Beats Audio Console 

Answer:I upgrad my system from windows 8 to 10 but I can't find the...

Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to try this W10 IDT/Beats audio driver from a similar model that has W10 drivers. Install and restart the PC. This package contains the driver that enables the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

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I purchased a Toshiba Satelite P200-140 about a year ago with 2Gb RAM as standard equipment, knowing that I could upgrade to 4Gb when necessary. It has now become necessary but after trying to install any compatible RAM from various PC shops, the computer do not even startup with anything more than 2Gb of RAM inserted.

I have been told by one supplier that the BIOS version 1.7 needs to be upgraded to allow the machine to "see" the additional RAM. Is this so, and can anyone tell me or send me the correct link to download the correct BIOS upgrade?

Thank you very much.

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Answer:Memory Upgrad to 4GB on Satellite P200-140

Your notebook can be upgraded to 4GB maximum amount of RAM. It has to meet the following specifications: PC2-5300 DDR2-667 200pin SODIMM
Have you tried to use first one RAM and start, then use the other one, just to make sure, none of the two modules is dead? Even try switching the memory slots.

BIOS upgrade can be found here: (Support & Downloads)

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Hi there as the title says I'm looking for a full 8.1 disk the 1 without the product key. My laptop is a genuine windows 8 machine which get activates via the bios. Can anyone help me in to searching for this disk if it exists all i know is the version i have is windows 8 pro .i don't want to download from the store as i want to wipe it and put a clean install of 8 on the machine is this possible regards james

Answer:genuine windows 8 laptop looking to upgrad to 8.1

I've not seen the Windows 8.1 Update offered as a download. I just finished an update to a fresh install this morning and had to get it from the Store, took awhile.

put a clean install of 8 on the machine

Usually running the Factory Restore from the included partition will do that but your documentation for the Notebook/Laptop should mention how to get started, different brands tend to do such things differently.

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My CD/DVD player won't play anything since my upgrade except for the Windows 7 upgrade disk. I have a Dell laptop Inspirion E 1705 with a NEC DVD+RW ND-6650A ATA device. Even though I am still under warranty, Dell won't help me since I purchased the computer with Windows XP. There support will not cover Windows 7. I have the most current driver for my computer that the Dell website offers. My brother has the exact same computer and we upgraded to Windows 7 on the same day. We have the Family Windows 7 upgrade. Any suggestions?

Answer:CD/DVD player won't play after Window 7 upgrad

Quote: Originally Posted by toby123

My CD/DVD player won't play anything since my upgrade except for the Windows 7 upgrade disk. I have a Dell laptop Inspirion E 1705 with a NEC DVD+RW ND-6650A ATA device. Even though I am still under warranty, Dell won't help me since I purchased the computer with Windows XP. There support will not cover Windows 7. I have the most current driver for my computer that the Dell website offers. My brother has the exact same computer and we upgraded to Windows 7 on the same day. We have the Family Windows 7 upgrade. Any suggestions?

What does it say in device manager (type device manager in search). Go to the dvd tab and check to see if it is there and does not have a yellow triangle on it


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After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 my jack stik headset with microphone is no longer recognized by Windows. It used to work in Windows 8.1. I have downloaded and installed  Realtek Audio Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad L450, T450, T450s But no difference it still doesn't work.  And the worst part is that I'm a heavy user of Skype for Business (Lync) but NOW I have to redirect ALL calls to my cellphone - This is NOT Smart and I losses a lot of calls.  So for now I will advise nobody to upgrade to Windows 10 if they love Lync and still wants to use Lync on the road without others have to listen or with the poor sound from the build in microphone.  

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Answer:Headset with microphone not recognize after upgrad...

I have now fixed the problem by my self.  You have to enable the Multi-stream mode of the device advanced setting in RealTek HD Audio Manager. Then the external microphone gets visible. I cannot figure out why this setting is not set by default. Is it only me who thinks it is brilliant to use a common SmartPhone headset for Skype communication also??? This setting would never have been set if I didn't have used the time to investigate. ??   

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I Know it is possible to upgrad the cpu on my laptop, I was just trying to figure out what the fastest cpu option would be. A dual core would be nice, but I kinda doubt that it would use the same socket. I also want to upgrad to the MT series of the Turion cpus, as is only uses 25 watts instead of the 35 watts.
My system:
Field Value
CPU Properties
CPU Type Mobile AMD Turion 64 ML-34, 1800 MHz (9 x 200)
CPU Alias Lancaster S754
CPU Stepping SH-E5
Instruction Set x86, x86-64, MMX, 3DNow!, SSE, SSE2, SSE3
Original Clock 1800 MHz
Min / Max CPU Multiplier 4x / 9x
L1 Code Cache 64 KB (Parity)
L1 Data Cache 64 KB (ECC)
L2 Cache 1 MB (On-Die, ECC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info
Package Type 754 Pin uOPGA
Package Size 4.00 cm x 4.00 cm
Transistors 114 million
Process Technology 11Mi, 90 nm, CMOS, Cu, SOI
Die Size 112.9 mm2
Core Voltage 1.000 - 1.500 V
I/O Voltage 1.2 V + 2.5 V
Maximum Power 35 W
Field Value
Motherboard Properties
Motherboard ID <DMI>
Motherboard Name Hewlett-Packard Presario V2000 (EH462UA#ABA)

Front Side Bus Properties
Bus Type AMD Hammer
Real Clock 200 MHz
Effective Clock 200 MHz
HyperTransport Clock 800 MHz

Memory Bus Properties
Bus Width 64-bit
Real Clock 159 MHz (DDR)
Effective Clock 318 MHz
Bandwidth 2547 MB/s

Answer:Upgrad Laptop CPU compaq v2000

Oh, and I'm running xp pro 64bit, and I am about to upgrade to vista business, I get it for free and I will be setting it up as a dual boot.

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I installed 2x8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 dimms, 8Gbyte on each slot on my window7 64 bit Professional.It is showing only 8Gbyte, and bios showing one slot enabled. I can not change the bios to make it 2 slots. Both memory modules tested individually as 8 Gbyte OK.PC manual indicates I can use  up to 16Gbyte memory.Thank you for your help

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After upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 my jack stik headset with microphone is no longer recognized by Windows. It used to work in Windows 8.1. I have downloaded and installed  Realtek Audio Driver for Windows 10 (64-bit) - ThinkPad L450, T450, T450s But no difference it still doesn't work.  And the worst part is that I'm a heavy user of Skype for Business (Lync) but NOW I have to redirect ALL calls to my cellphone - This is NOT Smart and I losses a lot of calls.  So for now I will advise nobody to upgrade to Windows 10 if they love Lync and still wants to use Lync on the road without others have to listen or with the poor sound from the build in microphone.  

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I have missplaced the incident but the but you can find the problem and solution here: 

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What type of PCI Bus do I have on my Vostro 400 (PCIx16 or PCIx16 2.0)? I would like to buy the best available video card that my computer will handle....any advice?

Gene Kent
[email protected]

Answer:PCI Bus type and video card upgrad

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Hi I have Lenovo B50-30 notebook. Initially I installed windows 7; I saw an update of bios availble under driver sections. I downloaded the upgrade package and updated bios to latest version. 3.01 (9ccn35ww) now problem is my windows 7 does not start and i even tried to resinstall windows 7 but no luck now i am running windows 8 which definitly hate the most i also tride the legecy support and tried to reinstall windows 7 but no luck; tried the novo thing as well but still no luck please help 

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I am using Dell Optiplex 110 x86 family computer. My doubt is that, Can I upgrade the windows from xp2 to higher ...? Please can some body help me.... Thanks

Answer:dell optiplex gx110 x86 family 6 can I upgrad

If you mean upgrading from service pack 2 to service pack 3 ... then, you should be perfectly able to. Here is a download link: the file will take too long to download, I think you can buy a CD copy of it for $5 off of Microsoft's website. You should have at least 3+ GB of free disc space, but otherwise I think you will be fine. All of your programs, files, and settings will be preserved when you upgrade, so don't worry (though it may be a good idea to backup anything important). Otherwise, I think you are in the clear for updating,Good Luck,RMT2Ask and Answer. The way of learning.Dell Dimension 8300Intel Pentium 4 HT @ 3.20 GHz4 GB RAMNvidia Geforce FX5200

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Dear Acer community, I recently baught an Acer Aspire Timeline U (Aspire M5-481TG) and upgraded it from Windows 7 to Windows 8 using the Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool. Now, my laptop does not recognize my webcam anymore. Neither the Acer Crystal Eye program (which I have also updated), nor Skype nor the Windows 8-default "Camera" will show me a picture. I have a device called "SPCA2082 PC Camera" listed in the device manager, which it claims should work. Thanks in advance for any help

Answer:Acer Crystal Eye Webcam does not work after upgrad...

I have also checked the Acer Website for drivers: are available for the webcam.thedonpoe wrote:Dear Acer community, I recently baught an Acer Aspire Timeline U (Aspire M5-481TG) and upgraded it from Windows 7 to Windows 8 using the Acer Upgrade Assistant Tool. Now, my laptop does not recognize my webcam anymore. Neither the Acer Crystal Eye program (which I have also updated), nor Skype nor the Windows 8-default "Camera" will show me a picture. I have a device called "SPCA2082 PC Camera" listed in the device manager, which it claims should work. Thanks in advance for any help  

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I want to upgrade subject motherboard to a more current compatible motherboard.  Is it possible?

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After an upgrade to Windows 10, my HP Compaq 6005 Pro Small Form Factor will not wake up properly from sleep. After sleep, if I press a key on the keyboard or press the power button, I hear the fan and hard drive start up, and the monitor goes from completely off to on yet black (I can see a small difference, and the monitor reports that it receives a signal). But nothing happens, including if I press various key combinations such as those which would cause rebooting. Sometimes my mouse pointer is visible but usually not. If so, it will not move. If I hold down the power button, killing the power supply, and the press the power button again, the computer wakes up (not rebooting). As a history, this machine had a clean Windows 7 install, then a Windows 10 upgrade, then a Windows 10 clean install.  I have a vague memory that the computor originally went to sleep and woke up OK a few times, and now doesn't. However, my memory could be wrong. I have tried:* all Windows updates* using HP website for all relevant updates, including BIOS* display adapter (graphics card) update* Windows Power Usage Troubleshooter* turning hibernation off and on again in the command line (powercfg /h off and on) Any suggestions?With thanksKimock

Answer:will not wake up properly from sleep after Windows 10 upgrad...

Did you ever find a resolution to the wakr up problem?

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I have an aspire 5735 which have recently upgraded to windows 10. I am having what appear to be driver problems e.g. no sound from some programs but sytem sounds appear ok. Also having problems downloading from websites and indeed accessing some websites including this forum. Does anyone have any ideas and are there windows 10 drivers available for this laptop? 

Answer:Aspire 5735 having problems with windows 10 upgrad...

No, no drivers available from Acer. Acer doesn't support Win 10 for your laptop. I would advise rolling back to 8.1.Win 10 doesn't have much of an advantage over 8.1 anyway. 

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Hi just wondering if it would be possible to upgrad the CPU in the laptop to either P7370 or P7570 i have looked on the CPU Spec list but thats outdated the P7570 is the same as the P7550 but with VT enabled and P7370 will be the same as the P7350. the P7X70 cpus are not on the list and would like some confirmation from lenovo if they will work or not before buying them.


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Answer:Lenovo G550 CPU upgrad to a P7570 or P7370

if you have intel 945gm chipset, none of all is possible for upgrade.
check your chipset and post back if it's not intel 945gm. ( download everest to check the chipset )

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I want to upgrade my CPU from an i3-550 3.20 GHz to an i7-870 2.93 GHz Do i need to update my Bios before installing the i7 CPU?My current bios is P01-A3, 5/17/2010My first 10 of my serial # PTSDX02086I am running windows 10 if that matters. Also, my i3-550 has HD graphics but the i7-870 does not.Do i have to purchase a graphics card for my system to work?If so which HD graphics card do you recogmend with this system? Is there a limit on the amount of memory on any graphics card that I add becauseI am also increasing the ram from 6 gigs to 16 gigs (4x4 DDR3 1333 10600) I heard there was a ram sharing limits between the Mobo and the graphics. Not sure what to do.Thank you for any help you can give me!

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A few days ago I finally upgraded my X220 from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. However I've discovered to features have gone missing, which really bugs me. First the battery gauge is gone. Google and tried most of suggestion I've found but without any luck. Second the WiDi (Wireless Display) has also been removed. Both features are strongly missed as I use them more or less on a daily basis. Has anyone found a working solution to any or both of them? If so please advise
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

Answer:X220 - Missing features in Windows 10 after upgrad...

Welcome to the forum!
Not sure about the widi, but I got the battery gauge in my X220 Tablet installed via ThinkVantage System Update, which can be downloaded from this link: click me!

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I got my 6005 with Windows 10 on it. Upgraded video card to Radeon hd 6450. Everything? works, except for sleep. After it wakes the screen is black. I can hear the computer boot, I can see and move the pointer, but the screen is black with now way to sign in
Also if I put that same exact video card into my older gateway (running Windows 10) it wakes up fine

Answer:will not wake up properly from sleep after Windows 10 upgrad...

Hi: I assume the model PC you have is a HP 6005 Pro business desktop PC? If so, a couple of things you can try... 1. Install the amd chipset drivers for your PC.  1st driver on the list.  Restart the PC after installing. 2. Disable fast startup.  See this link for how to do that.  

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Broadcom Wireless LAN drivers are not working in my PC after I upgrade it to windows 10. Previously I was using Windows 7. Any body help please.. What to do?

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