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Leaked AMD roadmap suggests all 2016 APUs will be 14nm

Question: Leaked AMD roadmap suggests all 2016 APUs will be 14nm

AMD's roadmap for the next two years has leaked, and it's filled with information about what the company is planning for their desktop and mobile CPU and APU lines. While 2015 will see a mix of 32, 28 and 20nm chips,...

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Answer: Leaked AMD roadmap suggests all 2016 APUs will be 14nm

If it beats the Bulldozer family by a solid 5-10% in video games plus media encoding with reasonable prices, I am going to use it for all my builds.

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AMD?s official GPU Roadmap for 2016-2018 leaked

AMD 2016-2018 GPU roadmap leaked

AMD's GPU roadmap for 2016-2018 has been revealed, showing that AMD plans on moving to HBM2 memory in 2017 and to a future NextGen memory standard in 2018.

Sadly this new roadmap does not give us any more information on AMD's upcoming Polaris architecture, but it does confirm that AMD will not be using HBM 2 memory and will be made with two new GPU core designs, which will each be made into several different SKUs that AMD can sell.

Initially AMD stated that they expected a 2x increase in performance per watt when moving past the 28nm Fiji architecture used in the R9 Fury X when that GPU was announced almost a year ago. Now AMD estimates that Polaris will have a 2.5x performance per watt advantage, showing that their Polaris GPUs are performing better than was initially expected on the 14nm FinFET manufacturing process.

AMD's Polaris Architecture is not listed as supporting HBM2 memory, with AMD's 2017 Vega Architecture being the first GPU listed with HBM2 support, meaning that AMD Polaris GPUs may be sticking with GDDR5 memory for Polaris, though GDDR5X remains a possibility.

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AMD?s official GPU Roadmap for 2016-2018 leaked

AMD 2016-2018 GPU roadmap leaked

AMD's GPU roadmap for 2016-2018 has been revealed, showing that AMD plans on moving to HBM2 memory in 2017 and to a future NextGen memory standard in 2018.

Sadly this new roadmap does not give us any more information on AMD's upcoming Polaris architecture, but it does confirm that AMD will not be using HBM 2 memory and will be made with two new GPU core designs, which will each be made into several different SKUs that AMD can sell.

Initially AMD stated that they expected a 2x increase in performance per watt when moving past the 28nm Fiji architecture used in the R9 Fury X when that GPU was announced almost a year ago. Now AMD estimates that Polaris will have a 2.5x performance per watt advantage, showing that their Polaris GPUs are performing better than was initially expected on the 14nm FinFET manufacturing process.

AMD's Polaris Architecture is not listed as supporting HBM2 memory, with AMD's 2017 Vega Architecture being the first GPU listed with HBM2 support, meaning that AMD Polaris GPUs may be sticking with GDDR5 memory for Polaris, though GDDR5X remains a possibility.

Download Product Roadmaps PDF:

AMD Page:

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Softpedia said:

Next month, Microsoft should make the beta version of Windows 8 available for public download, following the release of a Developer Preview in September last year.

In this regard, some new details on the Windows 8 Beta roadmap have emerged, suggesting that the build might be ready for preview as soon as January 30.

At the moment, Windows 8 is still in a pre-Beta state, and should remain the same until January 21, WinUnleaked reports.

Starting with January 23, it will enter the Beta Escrow period, and testers will have until January 28 to vote for the Beta final build.

After Windows 8 Beta is signed off, Microsoft is expected to display it during an internal preview.

The news site also notes that the currently targeted build number for Windows 8 Beta is 8200.winmain_win8b1.

Previously, Microsoft confirmed that it was targeting the second half of February as the release timeframe for the beta flavor of Windows 8.

Some suggested that there might be a connection between Windows 8 Beta?s release date and the Mobile World Congress that will kick off in Barcelona in late February.

Since Windows 8 will target tablet PCs, chances are that we?ll see new such devices being showcased at the event.

Microsoft already demoed Windows 8 on a Samsung tablet PC, and it should be only a matter of time before more such devices are being unveiled.

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Source: Firefox Roadmap for 2016/2017 - gHacks Tech News

Mozilla updated the official Firefox roadmap entry on the organization's Wiki website recently, highlighting major plans for the browser in 2016/2017.

The information highlight some of the features that Mozilla has in store for the next four stable versions of the Firefox browser (Firefox 48 to 51).

The organization lists three main areas of improvement: foundation, customization and context graph.

Foundation refers to improving the browser's responsiveness, reliability and polish. Customization primarily to extending the Web Extension API, and Context Graph to a new recommendation engine Mozilla plans to deliver.

It needs to be noted that the roadmap does not highlight all new features or improvements of the next four or so Firefox releases. Instead, it highlights Mozilla's focus and strategy for those next releases of the web browser.

Firefox Roadmap for 2016/2017
Features that were delayed several times, multi-process Firefox and add-on signing, will find their way into the stable version of Firefox.

Discovery and recommendations seem to be a strong focus going forward.

Chronological Firefox roadmap
The following information lists Firefox versions and the new features Mozilla plans to integrate in them. Target milestones may change however so think of this as the earliest possible version shipping with the feature:

Firefox 48

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Answer:Firefox Roadmap for 2016/2017

Nice to see plug-in free coming. Too bad they have no plans to actually make it not run slow.

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I'm going to buy a new license of one of these product, so any suggest please?
I have used Bitdefender, Avast, Kaspersky ( about 3 years ago), I haven't used Norton and Trend Micro.

Answer:KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

Out of all these,and your prerequisites,I would go with Kaspersky!
PS:This is from personal experience,and other members may have varying opinions!!

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Now! ESET has just released their newest security suite: ESET Smart Security 9 (2016 Edition). These products are on the top of security suites which are produced by giants on security companies. Most of them released 2016 editions of their products. I want to compare on their newest products with new features (such as on ESET: Banking Protection, Bitdefender: Ransomware Protection and new Firewall, etc...) and some enhanced features.

And now, which is your choose for your security? Please let me know your opinion!

Answer:Battle: Kaspersky IS 2016 vs ESET Smart Security 2016 vs Bitdefender IS 2016 vs Emsisoft IS 10

its hard choice choose between Eset,Kaspersky and Emsisoft.
in fact i never test Eset 2016, but i tested kaspersky and Emsisoft, Kaspersky 2016 really go lighter than Emsisoft(now i am Emsisoft useres)
by your budget and your interest u can choose Emsisoft or kaspersky.

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For the past ten years, Intel has successfully managed to shrink the manufacturing process for their CPUs every two years. However, with each shrink of the process node there are complications to deal with, which is why Intel has announced...

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Answer:Intel delays 10nm process to 2017, will release a third 14nm CPU family

I think this will be better in the long run. maybe amd will play catch up and cpu prices will become more affordable.

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Intel has led the desktop processor market for the last decade, dominating in price and performance nearly without challenge since the introduction of the Core 2 chips in 2006. However, as of late the challenges of improving silicon chips has...

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Answer:Intel's 10nm 'Cannonlake' delayed, replaced by 14nm 'Kaby Lake'

"Devil's canyon" take two

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I had been doing a search to compare dedicated GPU cards to APU's when it comes to graphics, neither 3DMark or Passmark give concrete scores to compare the devices, so I was wondering if some one knows a good source of data.

Answer:APUs and video card benchmarks

I'd be interested too. Everyone says the AMD APUs kick some butt, but I've only heard a passing reference to the GPU par.

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Hello Techspot folks,

I have, what might be a silly question, for you. As the title suggests, I want to know what exactly is the interaction between an APU and a dedicated graphic card on the same motherboard.

You see, I've heard of AMD's APUs, but I never gave it much thought since I knew the integrated graphics were discrete-level. But now I'm building a new rig, and one great thing I actually never knew about the APUs, was their affordable price. I'm tempted to get an A8 quad--nothing too crazy--, and use it with a GTX 560 ti I just bought, on the same motherboard.

I know the APUs have integrated graphics, so I'm wondering, how do these two interact (by two I mean the integrated vs the dedicated)? Is it like Nvidia's Optimus technology? Or systems with APUs only allow its integrated graphics only?

Answer:How do APUs handle the presence of a dedicated GPU?


Wow, 93 views and nobody knows? I guess I was not the only one.

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hey all tech savvy. i need a driver for flash Disk.. the details are thus. Umax Apus 210 256 Mb.. i need a driver for win 98.. actullay they had send me the Cd which i have lost.. i badly require it .. plz help me!!

Answer:Need a umax apus 210 driver badly


Sorry, posted in error.

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So apu are like the best Money to Cpu+Gpu in the market and I see it as one of the new revolution in the graphical technology surpassing intels hd 4000 by far I was wondering the Apu will ever be able to be compatible with a higher graphics card then the low profile 6670 it is already powerful at it is but imagine it with a higher boots a 7770 or 7850 idk if the cpu is still powerfull enough to not bottleneck by then tho

Answer:Will APUs ever be compatible with mid-range cards?

What is APU?

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A leaked Intel roadmap tipped us off in January that desktop versions of Intel's Broadwell CPU would arrive by the middle of this year. We now know that information to be true.

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Answer:Intel: overclocker-friendly 14nm desktop Broadwell CPUs to arrive by mid-year

Sounds exciting, I'll wait for that to hit the shelfs.

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As there is a lack of stable implementation of virtualization on AMD APU powered devices on Windows 10, and BASH support is also tricky. Any news regarding these section. or any suggestion about some software or hardware upgrade??

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Hello, its now a year since my last post. Since then I had rolled back to Windows 8.1 with Microsofts help. Recently I decided to try again upgrading to Windows 10 yet again. It did not go easily, but with Microsofts assistance I have Windows 10 (ver 1703) installed using the Windows Basic Display Driver. I have tried many different drivers from the AMD site. Nothing works. I have tried the auto and manual method. Just BSOD eveytime. Any suggestions on where to re-start this process?  Thank you all in advance

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Hello, its now a year since my last post. Since then I had rolled back to Windows 8.1 with Microsofts help. Recently I decided to try again upgrading to Windows 10 yet again. It did not go easily, but with Microsofts assistance I have Windows 10 (ver 1703) installed using the Windows Basic Display Driver. I have tried many different drivers from the AMD site. Nothing works. I have tried the auto and manual method. Just BSOD eveytime. Any suggestions on where to re-start this process?  Thank you all in advance

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I have 6 months trial license all of them. Which one do you recommend?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.


Answer:Avast IS 2016 / Panda IS 2016 / Bitdefender IS 2016

What kind of system do you have?
Panda and Avast are the lightest while Bitdefender can be heavy.

All 3 offer excellent protection (Avast requires tweaking; Bitdefender and Panda works out of the box), while Bitdefender is mainly known for its detection rate (signatures).

Try the 3 of them (trial versions, not the 6 months) and see which one you prefer.

In terms of UI, all 3 are user friendly.

Have a look here for Avast and Bitdefender info:
KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

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Question: Roadmap to Win10

Some unfamiliar information from Ed Bott at ZDNet.
I've got some of the GWX files but they won't open.

Answer:Roadmap to Win10

Thanks for sharing Roger.


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I'm considering to implement a VM for malware testing and I was thinking of a roadmap to face a serious study.
Indeed, once you have finished the analysis of a sample, you have an amount of information that need a well structured order.

Important is the technical analysis of the code, but structuring the obtained information is a great goal.
So let?s consider what are the most important questions to be answered.

- How many variants of the same malcode?

- What is the used algorithm to pack the core, if packed ?

- Could this tell us anything about how's skilled the malcoder behind it ?

- Where does this connect out to ?

- How sophisticated this malware is ?
Answering to these question will tell us: what are the involved servers, involved people and what kind of criminal activity is.

Difficult challenge? Maybe.

Answer:...a malware analysis roadmap.

Are you talking about a known malware sampke or an unknown sample that you want to analyze?

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I know there are some threads talking about this, and I have used the registry workaround to set charge thresholds for my x1 carbon gen3. My question is, will we always have to use regedit to achieve this, or will Lenovo release a compatible Power Manager tool for new Thinkpads using Windows 8.1? Can we get an answer from a Lenovo insider? One of the reasons for me to use thinkpads vs others is the availability to take care of my battery, if Lenovo is going to remove this great feature I think we should know this. If not, a tool to manage this is mandatory. Thank you!

Answer:Power Manager Roadmap

No official Lenovo tool, but here's a nice third party one:

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Getting to be 'old news', I know, but, here are things explained in another article.Details of free Windows 10 upgrade and its on-going Updates.
Have not yet heard the purchase price for Windows 10 Upgrade or Full.  Would expect approx. the same as the recent past sort of a figure.

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As some of you already noticed, we have removed Online Armor ++ from the website.

This is our current roadmap for Online Armor++:

Our long term goal is to merge our product development departments of Online Armor and Anti-Malware to create a new common code base for both. That's required for best coordination of the products.

Emsisoft offers a bundle of Anti-Malware and Online Armor Premium which is now called "Emsisoft Internet Security Pack". It's the best choice for overall protection as it combines the advanced antivirus/antimalware scanning features of Anti-Malware with the awarded firewall and HIPS features of Online Amor.

To avoid redundant development of antivirus components, we have decided to not continue development of Online Armor++. That means we'll not implement the new optimized Emsisoft Anti-Malware 6.0 scan engine and not extend the antivirus scanner capabilities in Online Armor++.

Online Armor++ is still available on the website for a while, but we recommend all users to choose the Internet Security Pack over Online Armor++ because it's expected that the product lifecycle ends on the long run.

Emsisoft offers all Online Armor ++ customers to switch their license to the Internet Security Pack for free! Please contact our customer support if you want to do so.Click to expand...


Answer:Official Online Armor ++ roadmap

So as far as I understand Emsisoft released their Internet Security software or they just merged two installation files (EAM + OA) into one?

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This is the roadmap for the new version of Xvirus. It will take time to develop because i want it bug free. Please help suggesting features or beta testing when the beta is out. I will update this thread frequently.

1-Right click scan (done)
2-"Delete all" button bug (fixed)
4-Usb guard improvement(working now)
5-behavior guard improvment(need suggestions)
6-File guard improvements(need suggestions)
7-More settings(need suggestions)
9-Cloud community detection
10-Gui bug fixes
11-Improve current tools vs new tools or both?
12-New alert GUI?(yes or no)
13-Self protection and encryption(by dubseven)
14-Url filtering(by malware test)

Feel free to suggest new things to add on the new version.
Thanks for reading

Answer:Xvirus Personal Guard 5.0 roadmap

What about engine ? And UI which was seen before is awesome.

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I am looking for the best product to use for creating a product roadmap that will will display as a timeline so I can track changes over time.

To be more specific, I am tracking the changes across several models of computer systems. I need to break each model down into its parts (ie CPU, video card, RAM, etc...) and then display the changes of those parts (BIOS updates, chipset changes, etc...) over time on a gantt type chart. I currently do this on an excel spreadsheet but it is a very manual process. I am looking for a more automated way to handle it.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Suggestions on Product Roadmap software

As you are used to MS office (excel) have a look at MS Project Which will possibly be able to import your excel data

If cost is a major concern there are some free options - let me know and I'll see if I can dig some links out

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With Windows 7 available as a public download since January 10, 2009, Microsoft has now moved onward into the Release Candidate-branch of the operating system. Revealing that it is receiving feedback from millions of copies of Windows 7 installed worldwide, the Redmond company said that the next development milestone of the operating system would in fact be extremely close to the gold version that Microsoft would release to consumers. Following Beta Build 7000, the software giant will make available Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC)......More @ Softpedia

Answer:Windows 7 Build 70XX Roadmap: RC Next, Then RTM and GA

Posted some W7 Blog post details on WVC homepage just now too.

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Microsoft has updated the Skills and Certification Roadmap, which has been revised to reflect the latest skills development and certification information.
This popular resource provides a one-stop-shop for certification pathways. The updates include the new Devices MCSE, Azure exams and exam electives. Click here to download the FREE certification roadmap.
Read here about Microsoft Certification Benefits and Advantages.

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Hey guys - trying to get my ducks in a row for replacing a Cisco 5510 and a Barracuda Link Balancer with a virtual pfSense appliance. This is partially due to eliminating support contract costs (nearly $3k annually between both appliance) and partially to utilize the redundancy and fault tolerance that our virtual environment can provide. I'm also implementing a colo site for replication/DR this year so doing a tunnel from site to site would make it a lot easier with like for like virtual appliance firewalls.

Now....for the point that I need help/suggestions on. The VPN aspect. We are currently doing Cisco VPN with Radius auth on the back end, this is seamless to setup from an end user perspective as they just hit a URL, download/install the ANyConnect client, and log in with their credentials. Is there a comparable alternative in pfSense? I'm leaning toward IPsec but it still doesn't seem as seamless as what we currently have in the ASA.

Update: I forgot to mention this is about 50-60 Macs and 20-30 PC's.

Answer:Advice with pfSense roadmap (ASA replacement)

IPsec is included with all versions of Windows since at least XP, so no download is necessary. You may want an illustrated help guide for Users setting up the IPsec connection. If computers are domain connected, you should be able to push out a script creating the interface for them.

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a friend of mine has an old Motorola SURFboard modem (he bought it himself instead of renting). He got a letter from Comcast saying that he needs to upgrade to continue having service.

does anyone know of a roadmap for markets for the rollout? we're in Denver and he doesn't have much money so he's trying to figure out how long he has to save up for the new modem.

Answer:comcast DOCSIS 3.0 rollout roadmap

The introduced it in Denver back in Aug of 2009, may already be finished and want to get rid of all the old equipment. Why not just pay the rental fee until he can afford a new modem?

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My current mobo has a bad ram slot so I can either buy a 4GB DDR2 stick or a new motherboard, I figure its time to upgrade and I am not sure about compatibility. My current setup is

CPU: AMD Phenom II x3 720 @ 2.8GHz
GPU: Nvedia GeForce GTX 260
OS: Windows 7 64bit
Soundcard: Xonar DG

My budget is around $100
Preferably, I'd like to get one with at least 2 PCI slots and 3+ ram slots so I can just buy one 4GB stick of ram.

Any help, please?

Answer:Solved: New motherboard suggests?

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Just some more news about what is happening with AMD in the next 4 week :-


Roadmap Update AMD Sempron transition to Socket 754
In line with AMDs roadmap the time has come to shift AMD Sempron processors to the Socket 754 infrastructure. There are many benefits associated with this transition including the added features of Cool'n'Quiet and Enhanced Virus Protection. With this shift to socket 754, there are some updates to be aware of regarding the Socket A Sempron :

End of life for the Socket A AMD Sempron 3000+, 2800+, 2600+ and 2200+ will be June 15 th 2005
Socket A AMD Sempron pricing on the 3000+, 2800+ and 2600+ will stay constant while the same models in Socket 754 have experienced a price drop and are now $8-$10 less at the same model number.

In a nut shell, Socket A is going to dead by the end of this quarter.

Answer:AMD Roadmap Update – AMD Sempron transition to Socket 754

I thought socket A was dead already

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A very good roadmap, featuring info on the most important aspects of computing, kept up to date, and loaded with juicy information.

Mike's Hardware


Yan Booth

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Initially, we reported that the RTM build was going to be officially signed off and announced on July 13th. At the time, Windows 7 was proceeding on schedule and several internal sources in Microsoft both close to GeekSmack and other sites have told us that the RTM was in fact coming on July 13th. However, it seems like due to several show stopper bugs, one that we think has to do with activation, the RTM build has been delayed from the initial date.
Today was pretty much the deadline that Microsoft internally set to choose and decide on an RTM build, but from what we?re now hearing none of the builds thus far have been deemed good enough, and so they?re continuing to compile RTM candidate builds. Backing this, in the recent Microsoft press release regarding the executive re-shuffle, they stated this: ?The transition between Reller and Veghte is timed to take place in late July when Windows 7 reaches the release to manufacturing (RTM) milestone?.
Again, when we initially reported on the matter, internal sources and other forms of evidence led us to believe that the RTM was coming, and I can safely say that at the time it was confirmed and it was going to happen, but with these new show-stopper bugs present Microsoft had to make a change to the roadmap to accommodate the time it will take to iron them out.

UPDATE: We now have so... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 RTM Update: Roadmap Possibly Altered

I was hopping for 13 July, but he showstopping bugs are never good. Lets hope they can get fixed quicly and that it solves alot of problems discussed in this forum.

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Hi there,I've got T60p, recently fan has started to produce some loud noises. I took a look inside, carefully cleaned it up, but no change,I'm pretty sure the fun is just failing.The laptop is in warranty, so no problem except I use it quite extensively and prefer the repair to be as quick as possible. I got in touch with an Authorized IBM Service Provider which was willing to replace fan in an hour time. That would mean no mailing  hassle, no weeks long waiting, etc., just great!But... (there're always buts?..)The laptop type is 2007-8JG, according to the Hardware Maintenance Manual the fan part number is 41W6407. But the Service Provider claims it's not possible anymore to order the 41W6407 (because it's obsolete) and instead they are to order an alternative, compatible one (part number 41V9932).I am aware that these numbers are important and tiny differences between parts could result in serious hardware problems. Especially when it comes to cooling systems... And that is why I do prefer to have the one listed in the manual.I called IBM Technical Support, the agent was not able to answer the question straight, but promised to discuss it with the engineers and get back to me later. They called me back the same day and the official answer is 'though both parts are very similar they're not compatible'.Would you believe the SP in such a situation? 'Instant' repair is a strong temptation...But on the other hand IBM is suppose to know better what's good for their laptops, r... Read more

Answer:ASP suggests alternative part, IBM says they're not compatible - who's right?

rmrmpl, welcome to the forum, Having looked at the parts list you need the 41W6407. Other machines are listed against the 41V9932.For whatever reason the fans are different; I would believe IBM.

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Apparently an Air Force colonel is taking a page from the hacker handbook and suggesting that the U.S. military build its own botnet to use against the computer networks of our enemies. What do you think? Is turnabout fair play?

The proposal Col. Charles Williamson III outlined in the May edition of the Armed Forces Journal highlights the creative cyberwarfare strategies being hashed out by the military as hackers abroad step up their attacks on U.S. government computer networks and others around the world.

[H]ard|OCP -

Answer:Colonel Suggests Using Hackers Tools

Why not? Gotta retaliate against hackers somehow, it just seems like national security to me.

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Okay. I'm running on linksys wifi, it's my neighbors. This happens A LOT.
I get that stupid "internet explorer cannot display the webpage" message. This happens everyday, and a few hours later, I'll try again and it will actually connect me to the internet. So no more stupid message. Today however, it's been doing this ALL day.

Now for the technical information-
I click on IE, get that message, go to properties and see this weird url- res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm#http:// and the dumb microsoft homepage url after that.

I don't know what's up with this, but like it said, it used to only be like this for a few hours and then it would fix itself I guess. Idontknow.

If I try to type into the address bar something like, it will attempt to load the page, then change the url ITSELF to just "http:///" and then the message will say the address is not valid. If I go to properties, it will say res://iframe.dll/syntax.htm#http:///

If I ping, it says that the ping request cannot find

If I run ipconfig/all, it says

Windows ip configuration

Host name: Dell-6000
Primary dns sffix: (this is blank)
Node type: unknown
Ip routing enabled: no
Wins proxy enabled: no

Physical address: 00-13-CE-2F-71-AC
Dhcp enabled:yes
Autoconfiguration enabled: yes
Ip address:
Subnet mask: 255.255.0
Default gateway:
Dhcp server:
Dns servers:
Lease obtained: thu... Read more

Answer:wifi CLAIMS to be connected, but IE suggests otherwise?

I'm running on linksys wifi, it's my neighbors. This happens A LOT. Click to expand...

It happens a lot that people ignore the forum rules:

WiFi "Piggybacking" / "Wardriving" - We do not support the act of using someone else's Internet without permission. Also, please note that almost every ISP prohibits sharing your Internet connection with another home, and we will not assist you in breaking their rules.Click to expand...


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Hey, I've been looking at the M90z series to be used at our new IT service desk ("user helpdesk"), a task the current generation should be sufficient for. I like the design, the ability to use an extended arm to further adjust the monitor and both its energy, space and sound footprint. Still, I'm a bit hesitant to basically buy "yesterday's technology". Is there an updated model on the roadmap (maybe to be officially presented on the upcoming Lenovo Accelerate) to be released during the nex month or two? I'd especially like to see a model based on Intel Series 6 (probably Q67) chipsets, using the second generation socket 1155 Core i3/5/7 CPU and maybe featuring native USB 3.0 and eSATA support. Also, it would be really nice, if the display could finaly internally be attached by DVI/DisplayPort instead of VGA. Anybody here have any info on that matter?

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Hi. Been loving the surface 3. However sometimes the device does not trigger an event with windows even though visually the touchscreen is clearly giving an indication there has been event triggered! This can be a real nuisance particularly in regards to the show all programs side bar introduced in windows 10. Sometimes it simply does not respond to any gestures at all. I almost feel I'm digressing there as that is another problem in itself. To cut a long story short sometimes the surface 3 is not recognising simple touch commands even though it is registering them. Why?

Answer:Sometimes the surface 3 does not respond to touch even though the screen suggests it does. Why?

I have the same thing on my Surface 3 with Windows 10. Touching a tile will make it animate/ fade but the program doesn't open. I've noticed similar behaviour in the keyboard word picker when typing too, and touching links in Edge. It's a bit annoying, but with everything else behaving ok I've tended to shrug it off as one of those things that'll eventually get fixed, most likely by a driver update at some point.

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Hi, HP Support Assistant has suggested three updates for my system.When trying to download them using the Assistant, all installations failed (a phenomenon that was described by some other posters in this forum). So I looked for each of the three updates directly in the HP site, after finding my computer and operating system there (HP notebook 15-ay011nr, windows 10 64-bit).I could find two of the updates, but not the third, which is called:  "Intel WLAN software for Micorsoft Windows", with Softpaq number SP76133, version if it's relevant.When I looked for this softpaq number in the site, I found it, but saw that it is only for windows 7 and 8. Why does the HP support assistant suggest this as an update for my win 10 system?Am I supposed to download it?If not, is there a way to stop the support assistant from thinking that I should install it? Thanks!  Eitan

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When trying to defrag my second HDD I get a message saying that there is a disk problem on drive D and that I should run Scandisk to solve the problem. Scandisk reports "no errors" and indeed the disc operate quite normally except for the defrag problem. The system works normally barring the above problem.

Answer:Win98SE Defrag stops and suggests run Scandisk.

Hi sinfield.......have u done a thorough scan and set automatically fix errors.obbit

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acer net book was working fine, now windows won't open, says corrupt file , says start windows set up using the cd-rom, but no disc drive on net book

Answer:windows wont open on net book, suggests using

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Hi - hope this is correct. Think I followed the rules although i'm a bit rubbish with computers. Spyware doctor has informed me I have infections and i'm hopeful to not have to upgrade to the registered version becasue i'm tight! but i guess it's probably inevitable. anyway, here goes:

Spyware doctor says:

which looks bad even to me so i may just burn the PC!

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by Chris Powell on 2008-03-14 19:19:25
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

System Restore is disabled; attempting to re-enable...success.

-- Last 1 Restore Point(s) --
1: 2008-03-14 19:19:45 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

Total Physical Memory: 511 MiB (512 MiB recommended).

-- HijackThis (run as Chris Powell.exe) ----------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-03-14 19:28:05
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:... Read more

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I have a VOSTRO 1510 laptop from dell that I rarely use. I'm about to load some recording software and start using the laptop more often. Although the laptop seems to function perfectly, every time I shut down, right before the "Windows is shutting down" blue screen appears, an error message flashes and disappears before I can read it. Dell ran a diagnostic which showed nothing out of the ordinary. Nonetheless, Dell Support tells me that although we don't know what the error message is saying, something is probably wrong with the operating system and I should reinstall the XP SP3 operating system. I have never done this before and I'd like a second opinion. Thank you.

Answer:Error Message at Shutdown - Dell Suggests Reinstalling OS

Check the event viewer and give us the blue screen code.

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A friend is worried about her laptop, and access to hotmail and security in general.

She opened up her hotmail login page and was faced with a page telling her that her account had been compromised and she should enter a code to prevent her account being shut down. She entered the code and immediately received a phone call which was an automated voice telling her to enter her e-mail address and password. At this point she became suspicious and ended the call.

She called me over and I had a look at the system unusually for a standalone laptop it was running Sophos endpoint security. It had 4 things in quarantine 3 of which looked like infections. I cleansed the infections (See log later), and as the system had Malwarebytes installed as well I downloaded and ran rkill (See log later), updated Malwarebytes and did a full scan. Malwarebytes came up with a clean, but I noticed that the Windows firewall was disabled. I enabled the firewall and restarted the system. The firewall was still up. things seemed to be working OK but she was telling me that her Hotmail page looked different. To be fair when I looked at it, it did look different to what I normally see, so I brought over a netbook and plugged it into her network and went to the same page. It appeared different on the netbook, so I can only assume that Hotmail has had a recent makeover.
Looking at the rkill log I noticed that the hosts file had some notable URLs in it some looking particularly inappropriate... Read more

Answer:Hotmail login page suggests entering code

Greetings cctster and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary. May I call you Neil? ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance. Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter probl... Read more

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In October I purchased a hi Spec custom built Lenovo W530 value 3200 GBP
It was DOA  (Dead on Arrival) - 1st issue was dead speakers at first... Then after 2 months of being fobbed off and moved around, I eventually was asked to return the faulty device to the IBM service centre in Dublin, Ireland.  When the service centre replaced the speakers they discovered the mother + CPU board were also dead.  So 3 months later it eventually got classified as a DOA laptop.. Beware their T&C's stated a DOA needs to be reported within 15 days. It took 2 months alone to get the device accepted by an authorized service centre. 
Now its 6 months later and I've being mucked around between UK, then India, then Ireland, then Slovakia (where complaints mangers exist) but can't be contacted and then just last week XXX in Germany. 
I dread to think what this has cost Lenovo as these layers of inefficiencies must be costing them millions in lost revenue not to mention lost customers. 
I have being a loyal Lenovo supporter for 20 years but on this occasion.. I have being so badly missed about that I really need the top management at Lenovo to actually see all the evidence of recklessness and carelessness that I have accumulated. 
I am without a replacement laptop now. The experience with XXX has being the worst. I have being dealing with a Katharina who must be the most unhelpful individual I have even encountered in my... Read more

Answer:As the name suggests W530-HELL with even worse Customer services

Why didn't you return the DOA machine on the first day for a refund?

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Today (OCT 31) the windows Action Center came up with a message about Win32/Small.CA being on my computer and having caused a problem on the 29th. The original wording is lost due to automatic archiving but ... here is what is left and the facts as known:

- Control Panel\System and Security\Action Center\Archived Messages has only message:
"Remove the Win32/Small.CA virus" Date: 29/10/2012 13:06 Status: Automatically archived

- the solution was to go to this site:

- the microsoft security scanner (from the site above) didn't pick up anything
- Sophos Endpoint Security and Control version 10.0 (checked for updates today) did not detect anything
- Windows Defender didn't detect anything on Quick scan

- I am running 64 bit Windows 7 version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601

If I have the virus I would like to remove it, if I don't I would like the peace of mind of knowing that I don't.

Answer:Action Center suggests I have Win32/Small.CA virus

Hello and welcome. Appears removed but we will double check.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.>>>>>>>>>>I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan[/b]Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning y... Read more

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The computer system crashes repeatedly with no known cause. Upon reboot, the computer sends the error report and then suggests to "Consider BIOs upgrade"
Other problems include repeated application hangs of IE8 and the occasional abrupt crashing of assorted system services as well as other background program services e.g AVG, Spotify. These can only be returned to normal upon reboot as attempting to run the programs again results in nothing, except the task manager showing a small increase in CPU and i waited 30 minutes to make sure it just wasn't decreased response time.

But having gone to the ECS motherboard website and updated the BIOs with a new version, this did not solve the problem. I then decided to flash the entire HDD in the event of a tricky virus or corruption and reinstall Windows XP (32 bit) which didnt solve the problem. I then brought it into a PC repair shop in which they repeated the reinstall etc. and replaced a fan. This didnt solve the problem and returning the computer two times afterwards they couldn't find what was wrong with it. So i'm at the end of my tether lol i'm planning on starting a whole new build but i want to see if i can save the old one first. Any help would be veeery much apreciated =D.

Answer:Repeated system crash- Suggests BIOs upgrade

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Examples of the entries are in the attachment. The "preapproved" within the registry entries concerns me in case they relate to Windows 10, which at this time I do not wish to install, but may wish to later. If I removed the entries now, would I lose the free upgrade.

Are the entries relating to what I think? Remove or not? Opinions please!

Answer:Antivirus suggests unnecessary registry keys for deletion

Those "PreApproved" keys have to do with ActiveX in Internet Explorer:
Controlling ActiveX in Internet Explorer - IEInternals - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

What antivirus app is suggesting that these keys are unnecessary?

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F-Secure Suggests Ditching Adobe Reader For Free PDF Viewers.

"Yesterday at RSA security conference, F-Secure's chief research officer recommended dropping Adobe Reader for viewing PDF files because of the huge amount of targeted attacks against it. Instead, he pointed to, a website maintaining a list of free and open source PDF viewers."
Click to expand...

-- Tom

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I know nothing about this stuff so I've been learning as I try to troubleshoot this issue. This is my build in case it matters:

CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 (645)
Mainboard: MSI 870-G45
RAM: 4x2 GB DDR3
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6900
HDD: Seagate 2 TB
PSU: Corsair GS 700W

My first graphics card was the GeForce 240 and I've seen others report similar problems to mine (computer freezes up, loops sound, requires hard boot) but I have since upgraded to the GPU in my build above. When I go to event log it USED TO say:

"The driver \Driver\ATITool failed to load for the device Root\*ATITOOLDEVICE\0000."

And this was time stamped at the moment of the crash. Then I went into device manager and uninstalled the ATITool driver, which stopped this error message but didn't stop the freezing.

I only assume that this is driver-related because I have done every kind of hardware check and test and others in the forums with similar problems have been told this might be their drivers. It does seem software related but again I know nothing about any of this. Anyone out there know what's going on? I can provide any other necessary information.

Thanks for reading!

Answer:Freezing randomly at all times, Event Viewer suggests driver issue...

Please follow the as they will provide application and system logs of any errors occurring on your system. They are not just for blue screen crashes, though that is their primary purpose. There are other useful data sets in the .zip that can help with crashes/freezing like what you are experiencing.

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I have been having problems with my browser (firefox), when I search using google I get redirected through then receive the results as normal. Also the links when clicked on normally, automatically open in a new tab when I didn't asked it to. The new tabs however are often not what I clicked on in the first place, they are shopping or porn sites!

I looked around on another computer on google and found you. I hope you can help as the links about redirects led me eventually to here.

here is the DDS :

DDS (Ver_09-01-07.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Tim Mertons at 20:40:36.95 on 13/01/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_11
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1023.606 [GMT 0:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

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

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k WudfServiceGroup
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
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Answer:[SOLVED] re-direction through using google - research suggests rootkit! !

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Hi, I picked up malware. I've read the previouse posts on this one. I've got [email protected] I'm including my HijackThis because what I've read said that's it's best to let the experts review my logfile first. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Kids have homework to do and I won't let them near the computer right now. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:17:06 PM, on 1/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16574)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaantmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\McAfee\HackerWatch\HWAPI.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
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I cannot find Contacts in my Outlook 2016 program. Can you help me locate it or should I contact Best Buy, who installed the whole Microsoft Office 2016 group of programs?

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I understand its Free vs Paid product comparision but anyway

Answer:F-Secure Internet Security 2016 vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

If a security soft ranks amongst the top performing AVs, it won't matter much if it does function correctly or causes problems on your specific system.

From lab test results F-Secure has an edge over Panda during testing the past few years in terms of detection (although higher false positives).

From users, it seems more prefer Panda - which is one of Neil Rubenking's (PCMag) favs (that don't mean much - but that is just my opinion).

I'd say, in terms of overall protection, Panda has a slight edge; it might protect your system in a few instances that F-Secure will not.

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Hi there!

Well, after reseting the PC to factory settings and reinstalled my drivers, I'm encountering a nasty problem... I?m just unable to install office 2016 in Windows 10, just when it's about to finish, stops, reverts all and says there was an error installing the suite...

I could install this in build 1511, no problems, but here this happens... I tried compatibility modes, using the office cleaning tool, but no avail, I even have all the VC runtimes installed... I'm tryinto install 64 bit version.

Please guys, any advice on this? I really need office for doing my job!

Thanks in advance

Answer:Unable to install Office 2016 Professional Plus 2016 in W10 1607

Try installing 32bit option - you really do not need 64bit unless doing some mega powerful stuff.

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so jump lists via my taskbar and windows 10, I'm not having much joy :-(

I've just got a new desktop (Jan 2016) with windows 10 pre-loaded and I installed office 2010 - jump lists didn't work - so I thought I'll uninstall and install office 2016 64bit - jump lists still don't work arrggggg!

But they work for IE and notepad and file explorer but not for firefox or photoshop elements.

I've tried deleting the files from:
and rebooting but to no avail

any ideas anyone????

I really need jump lists working for Excel & Word.


Answer:Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Hmm, jumplists work perfect for me with office 2007. You aren't the only one having this issue

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so jump lists via my taskbar and windows 10, I'm not having much joy :-(

I've just got a new desktop (Jan 2016) with windows 10 pre-loaded and I installed office 2010 - jump lists didn't work - so I thought I'll uninstall and install office 2016 64bit - jump lists still don't work arrggggg!

But they work for IE and notepad and file explorer but not for firefox or photoshop elements.

I've tried deleting the files from:
and rebooting but to no avail

any ideas anyone????

I really need jump lists working for Excel & Word.


Answer:Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Hmm, jumplists work perfect for me with office 2007. You aren't the only one having this issue

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so jump lists via my taskbar and windows 10, I'm not having much joy :-(

I've just got a new desktop (Jan 2016) with windows 10 pre-loaded and I installed office 2010 - jump lists didn't work - so I thought I'll uninstall and install office 2016 64bit - jump lists still don't work arrggggg!

But they work for IE and notepad and file explorer but not for firefox or photoshop elements.

I've tried deleting the files from:
and rebooting but to no avail

any ideas anyone????

I really need jump lists working for Excel & Word.


Answer:Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Hmm, jumplists work perfect for me with office 2007. You aren't the only one having this issue

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According to all sources that I could find on-line, it appears that rules are part of pst file.

However, this does not happening in my case.

I use outlook 2016 (part of MS office 2016) and have several accounts linked with this ? From my ISP (POP), Hotmail, yahoo, Gmail. I have rules only for account from my ISP.

Recently I deleted my Hotmail account, removed it from my outlook, deleted associated ost file. Then I had second thought and re-activated this hotmal account the following day. Added this to my outlook. To my surprise all rules vanished. Not a single rule remained. I did NOT have any rules setup for Hotmail account. Even column details for message folders (part of setting) got changed.

I decided to check further. Copied my pst files to another computer which had same version of outlook installed and has exactly the same setup.

Now I added some rules on my 1st computer. Checked the 2nd computer. The same rule appeared there. That means pst file does not contain rules.

So, Where are they?

Hope someone can help me. I am lost!!

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I have a new pc. Dell Inspiron 3650
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz 3.41 GHz
16.0 GB (RAM)
64-Bit Op. Sys. x64 based processor
I installed the office pro plus 2016 with a key from seller.
It installed fine on 12 7 16 then today 12 8 16 none of the office programs will open.
The home and Student 2016 also does the same thing. I installed the pro and the home and student does the same thing.
The pc came with Win10 home I purchased from Dell Win10 pro. I called Dell support and they helped me to install pro from the usb.
One thing I never activated the home and student before downloading the purchased office pro. the office pro key worked so I didn't think I needed it.
After all the trouble with the pro I uninstalled pro and tried to use the home and student. the product key worked on it also. but the same thing happens
I get the error box
Microsoft Word has stopped working
windows is checking for a solution to the problem
then it changes to
Microsoft Word has stopped working
A problem caused the program to stop working correctly.
Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.
needless to say I have heard nothing.
Does anyone out there have any suggestions?
Thank you.
Dell user since my first 266.

Answer:Home and Student 2016, and Office Pro Plus 2016 won't work in windows 10 pro

Also I tried to add screen shots of the error message but there is no button to add pics

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I hope it's ok to post this here... Only one mention of the W530, for being Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 certified, no other details though.

Answer:[Engadget] Lenovo roadmap outs Intel Chief River Ivy Bridge-equipped laptops for June 5th

"Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 certified" I always find it somewhat stupid that they certify their own "solution"...more of a marketing gimmick if you ask me.

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Hello there everyone,

I'm actually on Kaspersky Antivirus v2016, and i was wishing to go to the freeware side. But i definitly do not want to sacrifice security. Does Panda offer same or even better security than Kaspersky, or shall i rather stay where i am?

Any opinions are welcome.. Thanks in advance

Answer:Panda 2016 Free vs Kaspersky Antivirus 2016

without doubt, i'd choose kaspersky antivirus

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I was wondering if any one had advice on which laptop offered the best overall performance so someone who is a casual gamer but also wants to use the laptop for practical things like Word/Excel, streaming movies, and listening to music. I've a budget of £1000.
Narrowed it down to the new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming laptop (2016 model) and the hp HP 15-ax003na Gaming laptop (2016 model).
Not a serious pro gamer but I do enjoy playing Total War games etc. on my laptop with OK graphics.
I can't seem to find any information on the new Dell as it always refers to the 2015 model.
Was wondering if anyone had some info like general handling, graphics, screen brightness, and keyboard/mouse quality.
Would appreciate it a lot as I don't know much about this.

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Which av is best ?

BD Free is not compatible with Windows 10

Answer:Bitdefender free 2016 vs Panda free 2016 vs Avira free 2016


This is my Top from what you listed.

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Visio files are received as attachments in Outlook 2016. Visio Viewer 2016 and IE11 are also installed on Windows 10 (1607).
Previewing the Visio file (VSD in this case) is successful. However, when you try to open the Visio file, IE11 attempts to open it (as expected) but only displays a blank page.
Does anyone know if there is a fix for this issue?   Other articles suggest that Visio Viewer 2016 does not support IE11.

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First, my specs:

Mobo: Giga-byte 8iexp.
CPU: P4 2.4 ghz, socket 478.
2gb DDR RAM 2700
Antec case & PS
Video: ALBATRON GeForce 4 TI4200P (NVIDIA GeForce4 TI4200 GPU), 128MB DDR, DVI+VGA TV-Out.

Built it about 7 years ago. It was my first and only build. Since then I haven't keep up with computer hardware, so bear with me here.

The thing has worked great over the years. But last week out of nowhere it stopped booting. When I try and power on it the monitor says there is no signal coming in and I get one long beep immediately followed by two short beeps. I believe my bios is Award, which from google searches would indicate my video card is causing the problem. I can hear it reading the hard drive as it usually does, but after that it's just silence other than the fans & processor running.

In case it may be pertinent, I made a couple of "upgrades" recently (January). I installed a new heatsink & fan on the CPU to address occasional heat issues. Since I did that I had no indication of any heat issues (ie no symptoms of overheating, and according to motherboard monitor the inside temp was fine when I checked it) so my $.02 is that this current problem is unrelated. I also installed more memory at that time, but again I had no issues with the memory since then so I believe it to be unrelated too.

I've removed and re-seated the video card but no dice. This is kind of out of my realm of knowledge now b/c I don't know how to troubleshoo... Read more

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Good morning/afternoon/evening gentleman, wherever you are around the globe.

Today, after startup, Windows suggested to me, that I should export my encryption case to some external storage, just in case some bad things happen.

I was surprised, as I haven't enabled any encryption on my laptop.
Or maybe I was wrong, thinking that encryption = BitLocker.

Quick search in Control Panel reveals there is also a setting in User Accounts section named "Manage file encryption certificates".

I haven't enabled encryption in any folder/file using it's Properties window.

So why this "export your keys" option? I don't remember that from Windows 7.

I would be great if someone explained that to me, as I've never used encryption before (since I don't need it).
Also, is cloud storage like SkyDrive/DropBox an appropriate place to store that files?

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Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016: December 9, 2016

This update includes quality improvements for Windows 10 Version 1607 and Windows Server 2016. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:
Improved the reliability of mobile device management (MDM) disenrollment, Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM), Peripheral Component Interface and PowerShell.
Addressed issue that causes excessive battery drain if you have a Chinese Input Method Editor installed and use Windows Hello to log in.
Addressed issue with OLE drag and drop that prevents users from downloading a SharePoint document library as a file.
Addressed issue with Super Floppy-formatted fixed media devices that are not recognized by Windows 10 Anniversary Update or accessible in Windows Explorer.
Addressed issue that causes the System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) client to fail installation when a device is re-imaged using the SCCM task sequence.
Addressed issue that causes the loss of optional component (OC) state information, including all Hyper-V virtual machines, after upgrade.
Addressed issue that causes Windows Explorer to display information that?s inconsistent with what?s stored on the Floppy disk.
Addressed issue that, after connecting a shared CD/DVD-hosted drive with no media inserted, causes some of the commands, like DIR and NET USE, to hang.
Addressed issue where customers cannot use directory cache siz... Read more

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"Patch Tuesday" broke our install of Outlook 365. It was working fine on Monday and on Tuesday it was hanging on "Processing." So I restored back to the last restore point before the update and it worked great after that. Yesterday it re-installed the updates, and again Outlook didn't load. Restoring again today "fixed" it. Now it wants to update again, so I will disable updates until the problem is fixed. I don't know which particular "patch" is causing the problem; there were about 22 of them that installed.

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I know that MajorGeeks usually releases some software a day or 2 ahead of the official release date like what happened with FF 6, it was released 2 days easlier than Mozilla's release date

Is this going to happen to FF 7? Will we get it sooner?

Answer:Will we have the Official FF 7 leaked?

Why wait for 7, go for the nightly. I'm at version 9.

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You heard correct. Office 12 has hit the internet. Someoen at M$ wont have a job come monday morning. Office 12 has not even been released to MSDN or anybody since M$ hasnt even chosen the Beta testing pool yet from what i have heard. So here are some screenies (not from me Tyler) for everyone to take a look at.

Answer:Office 12 Leaked?!?

My, that looks nice! The only thing I don't like about the GUI, are the 'Minimize', 'Maximize/Restore' and 'Close' buttons. They need to be a little smaller, and a little more neatly placed.

I hope Microsoft pull their act together with Vista, and create a GUI that actually looks the part down to the finest point, and that actually works bug-free.


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Question: r600 leaked


64 Shader pipelines (Vec4+Scalar)
32 TMU's
32 ROPs
128 Shader Operations per Cycle
800MHz Core
102.4 billion shader ops/sec
512GFLOPs for the shaders
2 Billion triangles/sec
25.6 Gpixels/Gtexels/sec
256-bit 512MB 1.8GHz GDDR4 Memory
57.6 GB/sec Bandwidth (at 1.8GHz)
WGF2.0 Unified Shader

...and you thought 32 pipelines was enough.

Answer:r600 leaked


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Question: G80 specs leaked has an article on the specs of the upcoming G80 (can you say 8800GTX and 8800GT...? I knew you could).

From what they say they found on Hardspell:


The G80 includes a Unified Shader Architecture, FP16 support, 700 million transistors and a new AA mode. It will run up to 1.5GHz, have the weird 384 bit memory interface we told you about, and sport an oddball 768MB of DDR4 at very high speeds.

There are two launch SKUs, an 8800GTX with the full memory interface and water cooling, and an 8800GT that has a 320 but memory interface. The GTX will retail for $649 and the GT in the high $400s. This looks like a really cool card, nice catch guys.

Sounds like fun.

Answer:G80 specs leaked

Yeah I saw that too, I thought the G80 wasn't going to be a unified shader architecture but from that it says it is.

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Question: Pass leaked

Hello, i would like to ask, recently i got email from an app that 2 ppl tryed to log into my acc from different locations, did not remember clicking or using something question is.. if my pc was hijacked why would you try to login to some 3rd party app using for communication instead of sth else? The app says the password was a valid one and it was a 12digit pass, is it possible just for that one pass to be leaked or if i click on sth all are leaked or any hints
Besr regards

Answer:Pass leaked

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Just as the topic says. XP SP3 has already leaked to the net. Shocking i know. But look for it at all the normal places.

Answer:XP SP3 leaked to internet

Is that your rig?

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TechConnect Magazine - GeForce 185.63 leaked
Vista32 and Win7 32 (maybe)

After quite a long run in the 180s, we're now back in the 185s, where drivers are leaked and ambient occlusion roams free. Leaked, but only for Windows Vista 32bit (works with Windows 7 32bit too, apparently), the GeForce 185.63, which is to be considered beta, is dated March 27 (making it the newest driver yet), is bundled with the PhysX 9.09.0203 system software and has support for GeForce G92-based 8800, 9 and 200 series cards, including the almost released GeForce GTX 275.

The 185.63 includes an ambient occlusion tab in the control panel like the GeForce 185.20, but unlike its predecessor, the options available are just Off and On, no Low, Medium, High. To try out the GeForce 185.63 (beta) check out good ol' 2Many.

GeForce 185.63 beta WinVista 32bit

User feedback and downloads:

185.63_geforce_winvista32 - Forums

Answer:GeForce 185.63 leaked

Very cool, thank you. I'm getting it now for my 6200A-LE in my secondary pc.

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Posted on a certain chinese site:

Answer:Leaked IE9 Screenshots

Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega

Posted on a certain chinese site:

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Those were posted on the Neowin forums on April fools day. I can see MS going with something like that for a UI (just look at the Zune's UI), but I doubt they will.

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I'm starting to see lots of blogs, social media etc all saying W8 has been leaked, even quite a few torrent sites linking to this leaked W8 ISO..
Question is though how much truth is there actually in these so called leaks. I mean I can remeber right ack to XP and ever since peoplesay that each new OS has been leaked. Just wonder how much truth is in it all


Answer:Windows 8 Leaked ??

Perhaps it's just the Beta that was officially released by MS some months ago.

Or more likely it's been let slip by Microsoft hoping somebody, somewhere, will like it and keep it

What's that expression 'You couldn't even give it away'

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Is the registry hacked required if you have the files already?

Answer:win 8.1.1 leaked update

No, just install them in order, the big one KB2919355 takes some time to install and you have to reboot between each install except the first, took me 20 to 40 minutes on the three machines I've installed this on so far. Modern apps in the taskbar I think is the best feature and it seems like this update really cuts down on memory usage.

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Reports indicate that Windows 7 SP1 Build 6.1.7601.16537, compiled on March 27th, 2010, is a leak of the first Beta for the service pack. However, Microsoft has yet to confirm this aspect.

Answer:Windows 7 SP1 Leaked

According to NeoWin, the build is quick to install but it’s not clear whether it includes the promised USB 3.0 support or enhanced Bluetooth and Wi-Fi stacks.
It is advised to avoid it. it may cause problem to your PC.....coz its not official.

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Good WriteUp Here

Answer:Who Leaked Windows 7 ?

A great article siljaline!And thanks for all your hard work![shameless plug] [/shameless plug]

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Like wow man this Card will be Brutal AMD "Hawaii" R9 295X2 Dual GPU Leaked?

Answer:R9 295 Hawaii Leaked

Gonna make a lot of people cry when they see the price tag

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A recent cumulative update for Exchange 2016 was intended to add support for Windows Server 2016. But, after numerous reported issues, Microsoft has acknowledged a problem exists.

According to the release notes?

If you attempt to run Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU3 on Windows Server 2016, you will experience errors in the IIS host process W3WP.exe. There is no workaround at this time. You should postpone deployment of Exchange 2016 CU3 on Windows Server 2016 until a supported fix is available.

Once again, Microsoft?s testing of its own patches seems to have taken a backseat to accelerated release deadlines.

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may i ask what would happen to the leaked builds after the official windows 7 has been released ?

Answer:what would happen to the leaked builds ?

What do you mean?

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I downloaded leaked Microsoft Paint app replacement for old long time living MS Paint.
I installed it and tried, worked perfectly. So, I was going to sleep and next day I wanted to try it again and problem - app disappeared from Windows.
So, I tried to reinstall it - and now problem - reports error:
Ask developer for new app package, this package is in conflict with any other which is installed or depends on missing packages or other architecture (0x80073CF3)
This translating is maybe not full correct, but it looks like Paint left pieces in Windows...
So, here's Q:
How to reinstall Paint app and avoid to disappear it?
Thank you for help.

Answer:Windows 10 leaked MS Paint app

Please identify Windows version and 32 or 64 bit of target system.

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Some Windows 8 screenshots were leaked earlier this week - of the features being talked about is a near-instant restoration of "Windows 8 vanilla" for after major issues occur. Supposedly it restores Windows 8 to a factory default within 2 minutes flat, as opposed to the arduous reinstallation process that usually involves hours of install time when something corrupts the OS.Backup and restoration seems to be a pretty big feature set in what's being revealed so far. Think this'll get people to switch up from Windows 7 when the time comes?

Answer:Windows 8 Leaked Screenies

Users are probably going to be slow to switch up, since the time difference between Vista and 7 was so short a lot of the early adopters feel they got burned. The "instant-restore" feature is definitely appealing though.

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Someone has leaked an early version of Windows 8 Blue and its looking good.
Story Windows Blue build 9364 leaked to the internet - Neowin
Screenshots Microsoft Collection Book • Screenshot Gallery
What do you think?

Answer:Windows 8 Blue leaked

Its cool, I'm excited to see what WP8 changes are coming. Looks like they're trying pretty hard. If anyone here installs blue, you should post here ?

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Thousands of user credentials are leaked and misused by IT-criminals every single day and the newly reported vulnerability named Heartbleed just makes this problem even worse.

Typically 3 different techniques are used in stealing your user credentials: Phishing, malware or third-party leaks (Target, Adobe, LinkedIN, SONY, Yahoo, etc.).

Your passwords could be compromised! Check now, using the FREE Heimdal Data Leakage test!

Feedback is much appreciated!

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May I present to you (an otherwise, most excellent find, if you ignore the nay-sayer below) the Catalyst WHQL ATI 9.8 drivers in both x32 and x64 flavors. These feature great support for newer (and older games) and a much-needed interface improvement for the Catalyst Control Center. Enjoy.


Vista/Win7 Catalyst 9.8 x32

Vista/Win7 Catalyst 9.8 x64

WinXP Catalyst 9.8 x32

Installation Report:

Catalyst? Install Manager
Installation Report
08/16/09 19:44:45

Hardware information
NameATI Radeon Graphics ProcessorManufacturerATI Technologies IncDevice ID0x9441Vendor ID0x1002Class Code0x030000Revision ID0x00Subsystem ID0x2542Subsystem vendor ID0x1002Other hardwareExisting packagesCatalyst Control CenterATI Catalyst Install ManagerATI Display DriverHDMI Audio DriverAVIVOMicrosoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 RedistributablePackages for install
Catalyst Control CenterFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:2009.0714.2132.36830Size:150 MbytesATI Catalyst Install ManagerFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:3.0.736.0Size:20 MbytesATI Display DriverFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:8.640.0.0000Size:90 MbytesHDMI Audio DriverFinal Status:SuccessVersion of Item:5.00.7000.05Size:1 Mbytes
Other detected devices
ManufacturerATI Technologies IncDevice ID0xaa30Vendor ID0x1002Class Code0x040300Revision ID0x00Subsystem ID0xaa30Subsystem vendor ID0x1002ATI Radeon Graphics Processor
ManufacturerATI Technologies IncDevice ID0x9441Vendor ID0x1002Class Code0x038... Read more

Answer:Catalyst 9.8 Drivers x32/x64 - Leaked

These are not leaked, and they are not exclusive. And this post is late.

But thank you for an almost excellent find.

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I recently started seeing people posting regarding windows 8 leaked version. They say it sucks and are not really happy with it.

I really like Windows and would want to know if it really got leaked or just a rumor?

Source: [advertising link finally removed by mod]

Please let me know if this news in correct as I am a curious person


Answer:Did Windows 8 got leaked unofficially?

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My new Brother DCP340CW printer has recently leaked cyan ink all over my girlfriends wooden unit. she threw a flid fit and went mental. im concerned as to why it leaked in the first far as i can see everything looks okay inside the individual ink slots.does anyone know why it would do this and how to fix it?also any good ideas of how to get ink stains out of wood?cheers.

Answer:Printer ink leaked, any ideas why?

Dont know anything about your printer but to try to get rid of the ink from the wood unit go to the Chemist and ask for Oxalic Acid crystal , ( you will probably be required to sign the poison register) disolve in small amount of water then point onto the stain. You will possibly need to do this several times but it should get rid of the stains. Fingers crossed, I have used it many times in my work. Good luck. I have had success rubbing stains with rhubarb leaves which are a source of oxalic acid, which is one reason we dont eat them.

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