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xp 64 bits or vista 64 bits ?

Question: xp 64 bits or vista 64 bits ?

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

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

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

thanks in advance for all your help

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Preferred Solution: xp 64 bits or vista 64 bits ?

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Answer: xp 64 bits or vista 64 bits ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The term is bit, not bits

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

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

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

Home Premium and Professional 64 Bit are both 3.09 GBs

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Hello Tech Support Guy Nation,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It's too e... Read more

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

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

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

Would anyone have an idea what could cause this issue?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello Dare2winnn,

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

I just use the included Windows Defender.

Hope this helps,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Answer:48 bits 16 bits 8 Bits Channel.

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

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

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

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

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

Any help would be much appreciated.


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

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

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

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

Have you tried installing it as adminstrater.

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

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

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

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

Thank you!

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

Hi Bruce2,

Welcome to the forum.

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

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


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

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

Answer:Log in in Vista 64 bits

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

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

Would it run smoothly?


Answer:Vista 64 bits on 32 bit box

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

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I keep getting on no particular programs a message that the program is ?Not Responding?No matter what I am doing using the internet, reading my e-mail writing a letter it is always the same Not Responding. I have tried Alt+ F4 Ctrl+alt+del to free the program nothing happens.I have to use the Stop/Start button which is not the right thing to do but I am left with no other option. Restarting my PC after this happens I get a Blue Screen PC shuts down & starts to boot up, then it goes to start Windows Normally.The only thing I can think of is one of the program below does not agree with Vista The software I?m running Adobe Photoshop CS3Adobe Photoshop Elements 5Picture to Exe 5.6Office 2003.Kaspersky anti virusFamily Tree Maker 16 (with Vista upgrade)

Answer:Problems with Vista 64 bits

I have the same os.The only programme I share with you is Elements 5 which I have found to be a bit buggy - especially with RAW files in the Organiser.Strange things do tend to happen occasionally but I have found they usually rectify themselves given time.Have you waited a few minutes before resorting to the on/off switch?How much memory are you running?

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i?m about to setup my new comp. i already bought 4 gb (1 x 4) pc2 6400 memory and i will install them on a vista ultimate 32 bits version.

i been reading about 32 bits xp and vista cannot handle 4gb of memory by defaults.

But it can be fixed with this:


1) Access cmd: Click on the Start Pearl > type cmd in the Search Bar > and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter (this allows you to run cmd in administrative mode)

2) Type BCDEdit /set PAE forceenable

“BCDEdit is a boot configuration editor for the command line. Using the above command you’ve just enabled Physical Address Extension (PAE) which can address memory larger than 4 GB. ”

To undo, just type “BCDEdit /deletevalue PAE” , this will remove the added PAE settings.

Do you recommend doing this? or better installing 64 bits version?

I want to run Halo 2 pc, will this game run either on 32 bits or 64 bits version?

Answer:Vista 32 bits with 4gb memory

I'm pretty sure that the 64 bit editions can still run 32 bit (32 or 64 bit) apps, though my PC is only 32 bit XP and my parent's comp (Athlon64 X2 3800+) is on the 32 bit Vista, not the 64.

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I was told that combo-fix cant run on a 64 bit Vista. Can anyone confirm this please. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Combo-fix in vista 64 bits

I was asked sometime ago to run Combo-fix but could not. I had followed the instructions: remove or disable all anti-virus, all anti-malware, anything running in the background (Win-patrol), etc. the Combo wouldnt work and was told that it will not on a Vista 64 bits Can anyone confirm (or infirm) this. I have no intention of running
this wonderful tool without supervision. Nothing found in Google, so can people who use this tool answer this question please.

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I got a new computer with Vista 64bits, and wondering if it is possible to bring it or upgrade it with Vista 32bits?
Like buying the upgrade pack for Vista 32bits instead of using the 64 bits.

Answer:Vista 64 upgrade to 32 bits?

you have to format and install 32 to go from 32 to 64

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I have been using Firefox to get on the internet. As of yesterday I have been having problems downloading pictures on my Ebay listings and when I run my Avg Anti-virus free edition (anti-virus, anti-spyware) I'm getting many (result/infection).. It seems that firefox is always running even after I log off the internet... I do not have any problems if I use Microsoft explorer...

Has the firefox explorer been compromised? Should I be concerned about my computer??? I uninstalled firefox--But had to first close it out in the task mananger-end process...then uninstalled it... Any assistances would be very helpful....
Thank you---

Answer:Window Vista 64 bits

I've had some recent issues with Firefox on my 64 bit system. That being said, it can't hurt to check for viruses with an independent scanner (in case yours has been compromised). Try a couple of the free one's at this link:

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I am helping a friend with his computer, the computer was running vista 64bit and the harddrive crash without making recover dvd's. I was wander can you install vista 32 bits on a computer that said 64bits after he get a new harddrive?

Answer:Vista 32 bits on 64bits

yes as long as it is a clean install

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Microsoft plans to market several versions of Vista but will distribute all of the OS bits with every product shipped so users can easily unlock and step up to more full-featured versions using electronic keys, sources said. "No matter which edition you buy you get all the bits and a key to unlock it. Everyone will have all the bits," said one source familiar with Microsoft's plans. "Right now we maintain master images for each version of Windows XP and it's a lot of work. Now there's just one master image."

Having a master Windows Vista operating system means customers that buy PCs preloaded with one Vista SKU, Home Basic, for example, will be able to punch their credit card into a Microsoft Web site to unlock Vista Home Premium and more speedily deploy media center features without an on-site visit or requiring a wipe and reload of the system. The impact on the channel will be "huge" since partners will no longer have to support multiple Windows images for each customer or do reloads, sources familiar with Microsoft's plans said this week. It will also make up-selling much easier and vastly expand channel opportunities, the sources said.Click to expand...

Full Story

Hackers Paradise

Answer:Vista ... bits-n-pieces all on one CD

i dont understand tht article what does it mean??

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I've got Qosmio X300-14L loaded with Vista 64 bits.
The OS recognize my 4gb of RAM (right click on computer then properties) but when I look at the task manager,
the physical memory available is about 1800mb.

What can I do?
Thank you.

Answer:Vista 64-bits does not use 4GB RAM on my Qosmio X300


Are you using ?factory settings? or have you installed Visagt 64bit from a Microsoft disk?

Normally Vista 64bit you should be able to use the whole 4GB. Have you also installed all updates for Vista, especially Service Pack 2?
Check this!!!

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Hi there, I have installed vista 64 bits on T400. However, there isn't any driver in it when i got in. So i wonder where can i find driver for vista 64 bits? Hope anyone is kind enough to tell me. Regards. 

Answer:T400 Vista 64 bits driver

The drivers are available here.

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Please advice me whether this is a wise move or should I keep vista

Answer:I have vista 64 bits and would like to upgrade to windows 8

Hard to say.

If you are happy with Vista - you might not like win8.

It is very different - not just the UI , but the whole push to online services.

You might be better trying the Preview - as a trial and see what you think.

The preview isn't identical to the released version - released version is worse imo.

I have Win8 - I don't like it.

I spend most of my time in Win7 - a little time in Vista - and have no particular desire to boot into Win8.

EDIT - i am not sure the preview is available now they are selling the thing.

There are a handful of fanbois on the site who act like it is the second coming.

I expect they will pitch in.

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I Just bought a copy of Windows 7 64 bits and when I run the setup, I get an error saying
that I cannot install Windows 7 on this version of Vista. I have read that it is because I'm on
a 32 bit OS.

Thus my question: How can I do a clean install? Any way to format C: on Vista? Will 7 run at startup if I can format my drives?


Answer:Can't install Win7 64 bits on Vista

Start your PC, stick the Win 7 dvd into the drive, go into the bios and set your dvd drive as the 1st boot device. Save and exit the bios. When the setup gets to the drive selection format the drive. You will lose all of the data on the drive, make a backup of any files you want to keep before you start the Win 7 setup procedure.

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Good afternoon, so i have a slow laptop i already scanned with malwarebytes,eset smart security 5,superantispyware, and TdsskillerBut no results atleast i already defrag my pc but that doen't supposed to help too Log removed as no indications of malware and we rarely use HiJackThis and never outside of the log forum. ~ OB

Answer:Slow laptop Vista 32-bits

There are many causes of a slow computer. Please go through this checklist:

I know you've already done some of those, but there are others.

Also, do you recall when the slowness started? In what way is it slow?

Orange Blossom

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Hello,I have read some articles about enabling 4GB of RAM in Windows Vista 32 bit version enabling PAE as discussed here: have tried this method and others and I have disabled DEP in Windows and in the BIOS.Is this possible to reach 4 GB of RAM in 32 bit OS with PAE in T400? I have read that in windows 2008 is possible (also linux) but why not in Vista32 or windows7 32?Cheers!JorgeMessage Edited by hardaway on 02-13-2009 03:53 PMMessage Edited by hardaway on 02-13-2009 03:54 PM

______________T400 (2767-AK3)

Answer:T400 4GB Vista or Windows 7 32 bits with PAE. Why not possible?

Because 32 Bit can only address a certain amount of memory and some OS may use less for the PCI devices. But only a 64 BIT OS would use the full amount of 4GB. Hope that helps and answers your question.

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My Vista PC has random freezes. I am confident that the problem is not related to any other software, hardware or anything else.
In stead this problem keeps occurring when I go to event viewer, but I can't figure out what the solution exactly is.
Here is the link I get redirected to:
Could be this the problem for the freezes, and what is the solution then?
Thanks in advance,


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The problem with my lenovo thinkpad sl400 is that a few videos are shown pixelated on my screen. I tried to reinstall the video driver through here: but the videos are still pixelated. Here are a few videos that appear pixelated on my screen: (many videos of this playlist on collegehumor are pixelated on my laptop) Thanks in advance

Answer:SL 400 (windows vista 32 bits) pixelated videos

Hi and welcome to the forum!I have tried all those links and mine gets pixelated as well no matter which system I use, I think it has to do with internet speed rather than video card driver.By the way that's a great song by Breakbot! Maliha

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I've got a Toshiba Qosmio X300-14L loaded with Vista 64 bits.
The OS recognize my 4gb of RAM (right click on computer then properties) but when I look at the task manager,
the physical memory available is about 1800mb.

What can I do?
Thank you.

Answer:Vista 64-bits does not use 4GB RAM on my Toshiba Qosmio X300

Memory available is different from memory installed.
You have to figure out what's using the difference between 1800 and 4092.

Also check MSCONFIG...Boot tab...Advanced options button to see what the maximum memory is set at.

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I'm trying to install MySql 4.1 on a Vista Home Premium 64bits machine. During installation MySql is scattered all over the program files and the first thing i see is a problem with writing the configuration (ini) file. Parts of the installation files are found in program files, other parts in program files (x86).
With some copy/paste actions I managed to make sure that in both "program files" the installation was equal, it still doesn't work.
During installation I specifically selected the installation path, but Vista ignores this.
Has anybody any idea how to tell Vista ONLY to use program files x86 because otherwise the program won't work. Unfortunately it is not possible to upgrade to MySql 5 or higher, because than the software won't function.

Your help is very much appreciated!!


Answer:MySql 4.1 and Vista Home premium 64 bits

Hi Nick and welcome to Vista Forums

What software are you referring to? If the program in question requires MySql 4.1 then, seeing as though that is an old version of MySql, you should check the software manufacturers website for any updates that would enable you to run the program on a more recent version of MySql.

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I have just bought a 64-bit windows vista home premium and it dosent support pro tools. i need to know how to convert it to 32 bits,if thats possible. any ideas or suggestions?

Answer:I have a windows vista 64-bit os and want to learn how i convert it to 32 bits

Hi & Welcome.

You can't "convert" A 64-bit OS to a 32-bit OS, same goes for your processor, etc. You're gonna have to fork out some moula and just get a new OS, A 32-bit OS at that.

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How does that protect the lappy differently to an Anti Virus, or more than a good AV?
I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to these things...
It's recently been factory restored, so much so, that "Windows" has umpteen updates downloading as I type (this is a different lappy... incorrigible 8.1!!)
Anyway, for the previous 8+ years, my Vista ran beautifully with AVG Free! AV  (after the initial Norton trial ended)  
I'd really appreciate some info regarding the BEST free AV programs, and, if possible, why some people prefer to pay a yearly subscription for say, Norton, or MacAfee?
Thanks y'all! (and if Brainy's around I'd LURVE your advice/opinion/experiences etc xox)

Answer:Is 'Windows Defender' needed in Vista 64 bits

Anyone?????  Or is this in the wrong place...?EDITMoved to firewalls

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I cannot download or install updated because my Background Intelligent Transfer Service is not working for some reason. Does anybody here knows the solution for this issue? By the way, I have Windows Vista Business and there's an error message it's 800 something. Please help me!!!

Answer:cannot download and install vista updates because cannot get BITS to run!!

Make sure the following services are enabled, started, and set to automatic startup

COM+ Event System
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
DCOM Server Process Launcher

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how do i upgrade my internet explorer

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Hello Everybody ! Please a need the drivers at Lenovo G475 for Windows Vista 64 bits ultimate.In this support web site I donīt find for this operation system. I try to install a Windows 7 64 bits but donīt install.Everyone help-me.... Thankīs Gustavo. 

Answer:G475 - Drivers Windows Vista 64 bits

Hi ijumpnet and welcome to the Community,
You're right, I don't see drivers for Vista.  I see XP and Windows 7.
How are you trying to install Windows 7.  Retail version, upgrade?

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Well my problem is the next one, i bought a WIFI amplifier usb wich uses RTL8187L chipset, the thing is that it was working, and then it just stopped working i am tired of this stupid incompatibility with vista and drivers that are digitally signed and verified, as it is a realtek stuff that i am trying to install, well i even format the computer, installed, unnistalled, and reinstalled the driver loads of times, from realtek website and from the cd and it`s the same always....i even uninstalled the originale wifi driver that comes with the laptop... i don`t know what else to do i have read another threads in other forums but they have vista ultimate 64 or 86, no one has 32 bit basic system, well if anyone knows anything please let me know....

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Two months ago, I bougth a HP Pavilion with preinstalled Windows Vista Home Premium-64 bits.

Last week, I installed Panda antivirus. The next day, the antivirus displayed a message saying that it had found a malware in the "urlmon.dll" file and that it was deleted and that the computer had to be reseted. When Windows restarted, it displayed several error messages, one said that the Side Bar couldn't be opened because it didn't find the "urlmon.dll" file. Some other applications stoped working, like: Windows Explorer, Control Panel, Bluetooth, and others.

I called Microsoft and they told me that the only way to restore the file without having to restore the computer to the factory settings, was to obtain a Windows Vista Home Premium installation disc, but I won't pay for the whole operating system just use the first disk to restore one file. They also told me that since the operating system was preinstalled in the computer, the manufacturer has to give me technical support, that in this case is HP.

I also called HP and they gave me instructions, but they were for Windows XP. Later, they told me that I have to resotore the computer to the factory settings.

I also called my ISP technical support (Prodigy), because the antivirus that I installed, they give it for free for their subscribers. They told me that HP has to give me technical support.

I have been searching in the internet for a solution, but most of the information is for XP and is about 3 ... Read more

Answer:Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bits - urlmon.dll

can you boot into Vista anymore? If so you can download URLman.dll and add it to the system 32 folderAnother way is to uninstall Internet explorer and reinstall it through add/remove programs..Remove windows components.

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I just purchased my computer a couple of weeks ago. It comes with Vista 64 bit.

Today a problem happened for the second time. I type some website into the internet explorer address bar, then it goes crazy opening the exact same page over and over and over.

Have a look at this screenshot

Any idea what causes this? Apparently after opening tons of windows, IE runs out of resources and the windows become black.

Notice that these are NOT advertising pop-ups. It is just the same website opening over and over.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Internet Explorer on Vista 64 bits weird problem

Is it the same website - or does any website do this? How about Google?

Have you tried doing the same in Firefox?

Regards. . .



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In the next few days, I will be installing Vista Premium 64-bits.

Right now, I have the 32-bits version of the OS installed. The hard drive is partitioned in 3 sections: C: for the OS, D: for the applications and E: for data. That is the setup I have been using for many years and it has worked very well for me.

I do know that I'll have to format the C: partition to install the 64-bits version. My question is: Do I have to format all 3 partitions to install the OS. Obviously I would rather not!

Basically, I am wondering, when the installation will be over, if the 64-bits Vista will "see" both D: and E: partitions. I am wondering if the the 64-bits installs a different file system. Different form the 32-bits version.

If you read between the lines, you've realized that I am trying to NOT backup all my files...

Any thoughts appreciated.


Answer:Solved: 64-bits file system (Vista Premium)

You will only have to reformat the partition the x64 OS is on. The other drives will still work the same and just fine.

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Hi all,
I have to reinstall properly Sony Creative software. So Sony tell me that I must use regedit to delete some keys. But support warns me that I must save register before deleting. And if i make errors, i can restore it.
How to do these operations ?

Answer:regedit. How to save and restore register in Vista 64 bits ?

There are two easy ways to restore the registry, one is by using system restore. You can read about restore and the other method by reading this great tutorial.
Registry - Backup and Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi, I tried to reinstall Vista on my T500 (2650-A29), I had Vista 32 bits, and I tried to install Vista 64 bits.After installing everything, my video card (Radeon HD 3650) has an error with its drivers. Windows can't load the drivers.I installed those drivers: After rebooting, there's still an error, I can make it work by uninstalling the drivers for my video card and reloading. It will install drivers, and switch to the ATI video card.But, if I connect to an external display, I have a blue screen...Then, if I reboot, my drivers are still erroneous... And Windows still can't load the drivers. I retried to reinstall all my system, this time I used the ThinkVantage System Update for installing everything. But I still get the same error and windows can't load the drivers. Then, I retried to reinstall all my system but with Vista 32 bits, thinking it was an issue with 64 bits, but I am now under Vista 32bits, and my video card drivers still can't load! I don't know what else to do... Thanks for your help and sorry for my English, I hope it's understandable. Cordially,

Answer:T500 Problem with video drivers with Vista 32 / 64 bits

Nobody ?

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On vista business the screen resolution changes to 8 bits on launch of visual studio 2010. I have uninstalled, re-installed, cleaned the registry and then re-installed again. I renamed the vssetting file...and that worked temporarily.

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  First of all, thank you for reading this ; I'm asking for your help following the advice of a moderator on this site, who --- I don't know if he/she took a long look at my FRST logs --- suggested I post here because I might have a Trojan problem. 
  My problems began as follow :
   I couldn't install any of the programs I'm used to have on my recently bought second hand PC,
   Vista 32 bits,
E6750 2,66 ghz
process duo core.
75 Gb.
2 Gb RAM
I can't install Bitdefender 2016, although I downloaded the right version. I have a screen saver of a message I can't possibly understand without long reseach, time I have not right now. And, come to the thought of it might be because I was earasing the install file at the same time it was trying to run it...
Sry my pictures extensions are faulty. I will need your advice in order to share them here.
Afterwards, a message also requested I download Vista Service Pack 2  (and then I got suspicious when I read all steps to install Service pack 1 in order to get nbr 2), please confirm or invalid my suspicions. I need to create a admin (username which I already have even if it's a stranger who named the OS before I bought it, and stuff ... got me uncertain).
I was also wondering if my ''wuauclt"exe was a trojan horse, since that moderator had his/her suspicions. I still took the time to research a bit and found an article saying thi... Read more

Answer:can't instal: antivirus + (Ccleaner, Flash, silverlight, etc+..) VISTA 32 bits

Hello VistaProblemoi and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.
My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.
Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.
Please complete all steps in the specified order.
Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?
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I have an error code 80080005 with Windows Update.
My pc is a Dell E-521, Windows Vista ed. fam. premium, 32 bits.
«Fix-it», «Winupdatefix», «Cleanup-tool», «Errorend», «Free Window registry repair«, «CCleaner» and the others solutions of Microsoft (and friends!) are not the good solutions... I tried these!
And my pc is not infected, I checked it.
Thans for your new idea to help me...

Answer:Error 80080005 in Windows Update (Vista ed. fam. premium 32 bits)

Are there any entries in the event logs related to Windows Update. If there are can you post example details.

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Hi folks,
I really want to move from windows vista to windows 7, i currently use window vista business os 32bits on my hp compaq 6730s but now i feel its outdated and want to move to probably window 7 ultimate or which version do you think is best? i need your assistance on how to download the one with genuine key. I have checked muy system with windows 7 upgrade advisor and i got these reports, find report in attachement pls.
Thank you in anticipation.

Answer:Help, i will like to upgrade my window vista 32 bits to window 7 (HP laptop)

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Hi,I have been looking for a solution to upgrade my Inspiron 1525 laptop, preinstalled with Vista Home Premium 32 bits when I bought it.The target is to prepare path to upgrade to Windows 10.I need Windows 7 or 8 to start with.I could not find a way on Dell website.
Many thanks in advance !Isabelle

Answer:Upgrade for my Inspiron 1525 Laptop from Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bits to Windows 7 or 8 and then to Windows 10

Thank you for writing to us!
We would like to inform you that the Inspiron 1525 is not tested for windows 10 and we would not suggest that you upgrade the version of windows 
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Question: AOL bits

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

Answer:AOL bits

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

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Question: GPU MBs or BITs ?

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

Answer:GPU MBs or BITs ?

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

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Question: Bits

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



Welcome to TSF....

Give this a try:

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

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Question: 64 bits

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

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Question: Bits

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

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

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


this is the file path...btw

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks J Guy

Answer:W10 32 bits to 64 bits

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

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

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

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Question: Why 64 bits?

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

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

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

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

Answer:Why 64 bits?

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

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Question: USB 'bits'

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

Answer:USB 'bits'

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

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Question: 16,32,64 bits

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

Answer:16,32,64 bits

how much memory

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

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

Answer:32 bits not available?

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

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

Answer:What bits to go for

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

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Question: Bits?

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


A bit is as 1 or 0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks J Guy

Answer:W10 32 bits to 64 bits

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

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

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

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Question: Bits

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


Thread opened as requested by OP.

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Question: 8 Bits

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

Answer:8 Bits

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

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Question: 32 bits or 64 bits

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

Answer:32 bits or 64 bits

Hello Michel, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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

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

Hope this helps for now,

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

Answer:how much is 4 gig a bits

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

*I'm really not sure about that.

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Question: 4 Bits only?

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


Answer:4 Bits only?

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Question: 64 bits?

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

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Question: 64 or 32 bits

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

Answer:64 or 32 bits

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

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

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

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

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

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Question: 16 to 8 bits.

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

Answer:16 to 8 bits.

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

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Question: SBS Dangerous BITS

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

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

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

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

It also finds:

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

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


Answer:SBS Dangerous BITS

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

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

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

Answer:Windows seven 32 or 64 bits

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

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Question: Bits Want Start!

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

Answer:Bits Want Start!

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

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Question: BSOD W7 64 bits

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

Answer:BSOD W7 64 bits

Quote: Originally Posted by MyPcSucks

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

Hi and welcome

this crash was caused by tcpip.sys.

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



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

Symbol search path is: SRV*d:\symbols*
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7600 MP (2 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7600.16385.amd64fre.win7_rtm.090713-1255
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a1f000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c5ce50
Debug session time: Mon Dec 28 15:25:47.047 2009 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 5:03:31.154
Loading Kernel Symbols
Loading User Symbols
Loading unloaded module list
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Hi, How can I get the upgrade from Lenovo?T400Regards,

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

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

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Question: Bits and bytes

I don't know if I missed the sub forum, but I was wondering:
Why are bits used for file transferring, and speed, while bytes are used for file size and storage ?
For example download speed 100Mbps (100 Mega bits per second).
File size 100MB (100 Megabyte).

Answer:Bits and bytes

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Question: web page bits

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

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

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


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

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

What could be causing this?

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

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Hi all

I'm putting together a new PC and I've been doing a lot of research on the net and magazines for the best motherboard to compliment my gear.

The PC has to be as quiet as possible because I run my music through my Slimserver (best thing ever!) and the whine of my current PC is an annoyance. (The high pitched whine comes from the small fan on my MSI motherboard and the multiple fans on my Praetorian case.)

So far for my new PC I have bought:

Case: Antec P180
Pro: Core 2 Duo E6600
GCard: Inno3D Geforce 8800 320MB DDR3 PCI-E
Mem: 2GB G.Skill DDR2
Sound: Audigy 4 (This is from my old set up, I may as well keep it so I don't really need onboard sound)
Running Vista 32
Which motherboard would you recommend for that set up? Money is no object
but I don't want to waste money on things I don't really need or would ever use.
I'm not big on overclocking but would like the option to do so as simply as possible as I have no experience with it.

So far I'm thinking either one of these:

Asus P5K Deluxe
Asus Striker
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI
Nforce 680i SLI
Asus P5W DH Deluxe WiFi (I won't really use the wifi it just has no onboard fans)
If anyone can recommend which MoBo to go for or recommend a different board entirely that'd be much appreciated:cool

Also I live in Sydney Australia so I'd really like to buy the board here just in case it needs to go back for any reason. So really I'm looking at not getting a board that'... Read more

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Question: "encription Bits."

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

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Question: bits and bobs

Hey guys, i'm 15 and from the UK. I'm trying to learn computer hardware basics including how to build your own computer etc. My problem, i have no stuff apart from my beloved personal computer. Second problem, i have Ģ0.00 to spend on parts.

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

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

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

Answer:bits and bobs

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

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Question: DVD edit bits out

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

Answer:DVD edit bits out

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

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Possibly misleading title, sorry.
Performed clean install of XP with sp1a, done this several times in the past with no problems.
This time two folders are left in the root directory which I can't get rid of. They are both the long mix of letters and numbers as the title, with subfolders sp2 / update and with one file in each, update.exe both the same size.
I cannot delete them, or change their attributes in safe mode or in the command prompt when I boot from the CD - access is denied.
I have not installed SP2 at the point where they appear
Can anyone please tell me where they are from and how I get rid of them.
Really appreciate any help

Answer:Bits of XP SP2 won't delete

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I came across this article

Operating System Support. The PAE kernel is not enabled by default for systems that can support more than 4 GB of RAM.
To boot the system and utilize PAE memory, the /PAE switch must be added to the corresponding entry in the Boot.ini file. If a problem should arise, Safe Mode may be used, which causes the system to boot using the normal kernel (support for only 4 GB of RAM) even if the /PAE switch is part of the Boot.ini file.
Click to expand...

are there any advantages in running 32 bits WinXP with 4GB of RAM ?

Answer:How to run 4GB RAM in 32 bits WinXP

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

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

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

Answer:Trying to erase last bits off HD

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

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

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

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