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HomeGroup thinking old machine is still hosting. How do i reset ?

Question: HomeGroup thinking old machine is still hosting. How do i reset ?

Basically the way it works in my home, is i get the latest hardware and then i hand down my mobo, cpu, GPU to my kids each of which have their own gaming pc's and their own Microsoft accounts All running Win10... I'd like to have a homegroup running so that we can share video's among machines.

However when i go into HomeGroup on my new build (Win10 Creators Edition 64bit, clean install) its saying xxxx i7 2600k (machine name) is running the homegroup.

Except the i7 2600k isn't even running on the network anymore under that name. Its now associated with my son's Microsoft account.. I did run services.msc and made sure two services, HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider, on that machine, are both turned off. This machine would have been upgraded to Win10 from 7 a while back, then used my son's credentials on his own microsoft account.

Where is it pulling that xxxx i7 2600k is running the homegroup ? it must be being broadcast from somewhere, as its an old homegroup that's not been in use for a while now. How do i reset it. I do not have an option to delete or leave any homegroup on any machines.. Actually thinking about it, no homegroups have ever been setup on win10, only Win7, so that was a while back... I want to delete any pre-existing homegroup settings and start from scratch, but i can't seem to find an easy way to do it.

Bottom line, i want to delete anything that is preexisting, then create a new homegroup from my new i7 7700k machine.. but going into homegroup, it just tells me that there's an existing homegroup on my home network.

Any advice ?

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Right now I am paying approx. $400/mo for a dedicated box with 1&1. Specs are:
Windows Server 2003
Quad AMD 2216 HE (4 cpus, 2.39G)
Areca ARC-1110 Raid Card & 500Gig Drive
8 Gig Ram

They claim bandwidth is 100M/sec, up & down, however when I remote connect to the server and run a speedtest, I'm getting an average of 2.6 up&down (also varies depending on when I do it, but it's never over 5 each way).

Since this box has been up for about 4 years and newer stuff is available, I gave them a call to see if they would chop my price down and was told no, but I can get a 6 CPU Phenom Black 3.3 box, 16 Gig Ram, 1.5 TB hard drive for the same price.

However, I would have to move everything from one box to the other, and I'm just wondering if I'm better off building my own server that I would pay for once and getting an EoC 5M up & down dedicated connection for about the same fee they are charging for hosting. Would be faster and I can always upgrade my connection speed and/or the box anytime I wanted. I would also probably build a Xeon box and not AMD.

Thoughts? Should I stick with them or go my own route?
 

Answer:Thinking of hosting myself instead of 1&1, is it worth it?

Up to you man. You can get way cheaper dedicated (managed or unmanaged) servers elsewhere. You could also buy/build your own server and colocate it for roughly $100.00 a month. Probably not cost effective, but you get to pick out the specs and hardware yourself, whereas most dedicated servers you don't.

Have a look around on the Webhostingtalk Forums for Colocated and Dedicated Servers.
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=36
http://www.webhostingtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=131

If you think a VPS would be enough speed, you could go that route too. Save you even more money.
 

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I have a desktop and laptop both with WIN 7 and both with the same User ID.

Both machines say "Joined" under Homegroup when I click on Network & Sharing Center.

On the dtop in Windows Explorer the "HOMEGROUP" icon shows no other Homegroup connected machines but both machines are displayed there under the "NETWORK" icon.Clicking the "HOMEGROUP" icon here gives the message "No other Homegroup computers are currently available"
Because of this , if I want to "see" Libraries on the ltop from the dtop I have to click the ltop icon on "NETWORK"

The "HOMEGROUP" icon on the ltop is expandable to show both P.C.'s

In spite of this I am able to "see" files across this network as long as I accept this difference between the "HOMEGROUP" icons on the dtop.

Can anyone explain why my dtop "HOMEGROUP" icon is limited in this way ?

Answer:Homegroup Not showing all PC's on one machine in Homegroup icon

Hi,

When you set up the HOMEGROUP did you set the Desktop machine to join by entering the password given from the laptop?

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Yeah, I'm thinking my machine is infested.

Doesn't allow me to restore the system.
Can't start up IE8 unless I rebooted first with the Internet cable unplugged.
Can't open IE8,but you can see a bunch of IE processes in the Task Manager.
Machine won't let me go into Safe Mode: Pressing F8 repeatedly will give me the Boot Device Setup List instead.
Boot will take forever (if Internet cable plugged in ) and some times the Soluto program (records for the user when programs where loaded) will just keep running, running and running. I can use the machine but Soluto should have stopped after 3 minutes!
If I get IE8 up and running, it evenutally freezes.
Loading pages takes longer than usual...like somthing reading them ;)
Pressing a new tab in IE8 usually results in a frozen IE all together with the New Tab stuck at 'Connecting...'
Finally, Google searches from time to time will be redirected to Ad websites!

I performed the scans as directed.
However, I decided to do it in Window's XP Dignostic mode (Safe Mode) by setting it as so using MSCOFIG.EXE.

Is that alright for now?
Watching the GMER scan, one entry came up read.
Looks like the Rootkit has been modified.

After the scan was finished, I saved the file as directed.
Got the Blue Screen of Death and my machine rebooted when I tried to open the GMER log file, ark.txt. What was that about??
After the Scan, it took forever to reboot (to get back to Normal mode)

This is my second attempt posting thi... Read more

Answer:[SOLVED] Yeah, I'm thinking my machine is infested.

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link 1
Link 2

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it shall produce a log... Read more

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I did it!

i replaced the motherboard, the powersupply.

that's all.

an i purchased add in card (i plan on Getting a Radeon 9800 Pro for christmas)

it's a HARD thing to do, as it's an extreme thing that the average novice probably couldn't acheive.

but for me at 15 years old.

and i did it FLAWLESSLY! i thnk that's cool. lol

!

and my mom got this dell for FREE!
 

Answer:FOR ANYONE THINKING ABOUT UPGRADING A DELL 2350 into a dream machine...it IS POSSIBLE

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So it's getting near the time for me to upgrade my daily AutoCAD workstation machine from the Dell Precision system I currently have with 4GB RAM to something more powerful. The problem is that I can't really go any higher in RAM without leaving 32-bit Windows behind...

I have been doing some reading on what Microsoft is planning for it's next version of Windows (I believe at the moment it would be called "Windows 7"). They're talking about a complete "do over" where they will wipe the slate clean and start fresh. They can finally get away with this due to the success of VM technology in both hardware (namely the Core CPU) and software. By using VM's in a newer version of Windows, they will solve the "backwards compatibility" paradigm that currently has a strangle-hold on Microsoft's codebase...

Well with this in mind, I though, "Why not do that now?" I could build a workstation with tons of RAM (probably using a server mobo for the vast amount of slots available for expansion), probably a couple of CPU sockets, and 64-bit Vista as a base. I know there are a lot of small apps I run from time to time that are not compatible but couldn't I always just run them in a VM? In addition, Autodesk's latest platform is finally natively 64-bit so I'm good with the main software I need.

Am I thinking correctly about this concept?
 

Answer:Thinking of building a 64-bit Vista machine for VM and AutoCAD work...

If you want to use the best OS Microsoft makes as of today, right this moment, that's Windows Server 2008, for a variety of reasons that I'm not about to reiterate once again as they're covered in countless threads here and at forums all over the Internet.

Hyper-V(isor) built into 2K8 now allows for an incredible amount of possibility for future expansion - and it's not even done yet, it's technically a beta, but the performance at this point leaves even VMWare in the dust and will surely only improve as the product is tuned up and perfected over time. For a first ditch effort of building virtualization directly into the OS, Microsoft is kicking ass and taking names, that's for damned sure.

32 bit OSes had their time in the sun. I, like many other people, have been running 64 bit OSes for pretty much the last 5 years in Windows Server 2003 x64 and XP x64 editions, as well as countless Linux distros that are 64 bit through and through. As for Windows 7, that's too far off to even speculate what the hell will be happening with it, so I won't even bother.

64 bit computing does allow for better overall performance - anyone with half a brain knows this and doesn't need 500 benchmarks from every website on the planet to prove it. Simple math gives the answers, and I don't mean "Yes, it's twice as fast" because the same people that already knows 64 bit is better should/would also know it's not double the perfor... Read more

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I upgraded several workstations .. one from 8.1 and another on an HP laptop from win 7 , as well as a fresh install of win 10 on a third., all 64bit machines. After a lot of hassle I got the homegroup working on all but the machine that was on w7 earlier ... (It worked before the w10 upgrade with the homegroup).

When I try to join it, it tells me the machine can't be added. Then I run all the homegroup diags, network diags, checked services, etc. No matter what I try, the machine upgraded from w7 won't join the homegroup. There must be a way to get it working, but everything I've tried has led nowhere on this one machine.

First it tells me "You've been invited to join a HG"
click on join
indicate all the sharing options
enter the password
Then it says "Can't set up a HG this computer"

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I've got an 8-year-old (YIKES never thought about that before) GeForce 4 Ti4600 in my machine that I bought/had built in Summer of 2002. I graduated college at the end of 2005 and in a few months leading up to December 2005 I noticed that my screen would flicker when I was playing World of Warcraft. It wouldn't happen often, but when it did there was a remote chance the the computer would BSOD stating an error of some kind.

I eventually cut back on WoW due to life/getting older and also being married. I picked up EVE Online in my spare time, but noticed the flickering screen still when I would get into graphically-intensive situations (battles, etc.). I eventually purchased an AzenX Blitztorm cooling fan after looking around, reading some forums and figuring my problem was due to the graphics card overheating.

Fast forward to today. I no longer play PC games except the occasional Flash-based game. My PC is mostly used for e-mail, message boards, general browsing, etc. Nothing intensive that would put strain on a video card. I noticed the screen started to flicker again. It got so bad that I could not have the computer on for more than 5-10 minutes before it would go to the BSOD. I shut it down and didn't touch it for a few weeks because things got busy with work & life. I came back tonight, took a can and a half of compressed air to the insides, and even removed the video card and paid special attention to the heat sink and fan. When blowing the fan ... Read more

Answer:BSOD on an older Windows XP machine - thinking graphics card issues

Yes, it sounds like the fan on your video card has worn out . . . especially if it isn't spinning at all and resists manual turning. Odds are you have found the issue. Video card fans (generally) are supposed to run all the time - some cards or their software will alter the speed of the fan depending on the GPU heat at any given point, but none I know of turn off all the way. They aren't very expensive to replace . . . Newegg.com and Directron.com, to name just two online sites, have replacement video card fans. They tend to come in just a few standard sizes.

Oh - don't blow air into any computer fan without keeping the blade from spinning (same goes for putting a aweeper up close to a fan and letting it spin). This can actually rev the fan up to RPM levels it was not designed to reach causing damage to the fan, reducing it's lifespan or killing it outright.

Is your card an AGP type? If so, it may be as cost effective to purchase an entire modern card, rather then mess with the fan on the old one. AGP cards are still pretty common and a very good one can be had for a reasonable price, and could add some more years of use to the machine. Just depends on what voltages and such your board's AGP slot will support.

If you have just a PCI (board sounds too old for PCI-E) then a card would be harder to come by, and more expensive. PCI is the oldest port, and those cards are not being made much anymore - the ones that are tend to be way t... Read more

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Question: Reset homegroup

I had a network with 1 home group. The primary computer that housed the Home Group I did a clean install on. I installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. The other computers on the network are wirelessly connected laptops.

I did not unjoin the laptops from the home group before I did the clean install. I have subsequently un joined all the laptops.

When I go into Home Group on the newly installed Windows computer it says that " Brian on the-core has already created a homegroup would you like to join it. " the-core is the name of the computer that I did the clean install on that originally had the Home Group. Obviously that home group is no longer in existence. How do I erase the settings that are telling the computer in the network that there is a homegroup in existence when there is not?

Hopefully that makes sense. Thanks in advance

Answer:Reset homegroup

It turned out there was one computer on the network that I had forgotten to UNjoin. As soon as I did that, miraculously the primary clean computer read "there's no homegroup on the network" - problem SOLVED!

Some other posts suggested to delete files from:
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
(make sure to have hide hidden files unchecked)

(I didn't even have that directory, but may help others in the future)

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Windows 10 Remote Desktop clipboard on hosting machine does not work
I can not paste anything to remote machine or from it...
Some help please...
Bes regards!

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Is there a way to completely reset HomeGroup feature without reinstalling OS?

I created a homegroup on one computer, but there were troubles with it (computers did not see each other etc.), so I deleted homegroup.

But problem is that it shows me "you have been invited to join a homegroup", despite that all computers are already disconnected from that homegroup (it does not exist anymore). So I cannot create new homegroup on that computer.

I have tried to clear C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking folder, but that did nothing.

Computer with an issue is connected via cable.

Answer:Completely reset HomeGroup

Hello mate,

Homegroup will function that way. It will see that another computer is on the local network and ask if you want to link them. It doesn't matter which computer starts the connection. If one computer askes to "join", then the other will not. If you do want to connect, click join. if not, don't worry over it. If it asks to join, you AREN'T connected to a homegroup (at least with that computer)

If ever you see something that reads "Leave homegroup", then click it to leave.

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Hi,

I had to buy a new laptop that I could take with me to work, and of course it runs Win8 (which I absolutely hate, incidentally). I decided it would be nice if I could share files with my primary computer when I'm at home, which is a desktop running dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu.

I initially set up a homegroup, but whenever I try to access laptop files from my desktop it always pops up with a "enter network username and password" dialog. I tried looking up solutions to that but so far haven't found anything that works. I made sure the clocks on both computers were the same, and I made sure that all network settings were the same on both, including the setting "do not use user accounts/passwords," but I'm still having the issue.

So, what's the best way for me to share/sync files on my laptop with the desktop's files while I'm at home?

Answer:Best way to share file with Win7 machine? (Homegroup ick)

I use skydrive. the only downfall is if your new then you only get 7GB. I have skydrive running on windows 7 and I also have my "Music, Videos, Desktop, Downloads, Pictures" all synced through Skydrive.
its really nice because I don't have to do anything but use my PC.
it also work amazing with my phone (Windows Phone8)

Also if you don't like windows 8 then you should check out Windows 8.1. You can boot straight to desktop and skydrive is built in.

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I have a Acer Win 7 laptop and when I bought it nearly a year ago I set up a homegroup on it. Let's call it Homegroup1. I was negligent and did not record the homegroup password, or, if I did, I don't remember where. I had some issues with the laptop and sent it in for warranty work, where they replaced the hard drive and required a factory reset. When I did the factory reset, I set up a 2nd homegroup as prompted. Call this Homegroup2. My husband joined Homegroup2 on his laptop and has the password there. And all went swimmingly until it became obvious the laptop repair didn't actually fix the problem and I had to send it back in AGAIN. It returned with the same hard drive and settings, but I no longer seem to be able to access or detect Homegroup2. I am, however, detecting Homegroup1, which has an unknown-to-me password and is basically being run by a nonexistent PC (since the computer running it got reset and now has a new name and identity). I tried to enter Homegroup2 Password and Windows rejects it as the wrong password.

I would like to delete ALL these homegroups and try again because this is ridiculous. But I can't get the "original" PC (the one I had to reset) to leave the homegroup and therefore delete it, because apparently to delete the homegroup all computers have to leave it. Is there some way to do this? Because it seems like I'm in a catch-22 devised by evil geniuses.

Also I am unable to "detect" the printer on the network a... Read more

Answer:Homegroup issues after factory reset

I suppose I should mention my husband was messing around with routers during this; we replaced an old one with a FIOS one and added a higher speed one to the FIOS one to actually connect to, to supposedly make everything super fast. But I'm uncertain about the timing.

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I performed a factory reset which went fine. When I click on Homegroup it says I can join the one I previously setup on the machine before the factory reset, i.e it is asking me to join my own Homegroup. I do not have the password for my (old) Homegroup.

I've tried some of the solutions I found on here (deleting files in Appdata/... and stopping the service but the old Homegroup still persists.

1) Do you usually join your own Homegroup?
2) Is there a way to get the password?
3) Can the old Homegroup be erased?
4) Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the help.

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I performed a factory reset which went fine. When I click on Homegroup it says I can join the one I previously setup on the machine before the factory reset, i.e it is asking me to join my own Homegroup. I do not have the password for my (old) Homegroup.

I've tried some of the solutions I found on here (deleting files in Appdata/... and stopping the service but the old Homegroup still persists.

1) Do you usually join your own Homegroup?
2) Is there a way to get the password?
3) Can the old Homegroup be erased?
4) Any other suggestions?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:Homegroup reappears after doing factory reset

No one uses Homegroup. Majority of us use standard Network Shares. Homegroup has been broken from day one.

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We tried to set it up and find citrix is not connecting us.  So i would like to start over to the intitial setup screen options and have our companies IT people come in and do this.  Any ideas?  I hit f10.. it took me to a menue but it does not seem I can factory reset anywhere there. 

Answer:Reset machine to default

I figured it out..

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So basically, ive somehow gotten antivir virus on my laptop. I wanna get rid of the by downloading a anti virus online but i need the password to asp.net machine account. I have no idea wat it is. Please i need help, my laptop is useless if i cant get the pass to asp.net machine account. Please help, will be much appreciated. Please hurry

Answer:PLEASE NEED HELP HOW TO RESET AsP.NET MACHINE ACCOUNT!

Use another computer and download a few of these bootable CDs.

I would do a full off-line virus scan.

Downloadable Computer Repair CDs | Technibble
http://www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Malwarebytes

BitDefender is good but you should use different ones to cover all the bases.
Index of /rescue_cd

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Hi Everyone, Teb here with my first post on the forum. I am hoping one of you have run into this problem and have a good solution. I downloaded files that I didn't want, and they have proven to be nothing but trouble. An example of one of the files is an extension call "PriceChop". To remove it I went to the control panel and uninstalled. Then I went into all of the web browsers on my computer, went into the settings, and removed the extensions. They appear to be removed until I restart my computer. I go back into Chrome, and the extension is still there. I decided to download a program called SpyHunter which is a malware remover. I ran the program about 8 times and it is still unable to find and remove the files. I searched and searched but have been unable to find a way to remove the unwanted extensions. It has gotten to the point where the virus removed my Norton anti virus security and is trying to log into windows by itself. My wife woke me up to tell me that my computer was "freaking out". Sure enough it was trying to log into windows. I would see a password being entered and then a log in attempt. I am at the point where I just wanted to factory reset. Well, jokes on me. I go into search and typed "reset". I choose to completely reset to factory settings. When it goes to start the process it tells me I have files missing and to insert media. I come to find out that after I upgraded to windows 8.1 via the windows store, I am now unable to factory reset. Something about ... Read more

Answer:Can't factory reset my windows 8 machine

If you could get your hands on a Windows 8.1 disk/USB then you can use that to boot into the advanced options and reset the PC. As most helpers and advisors on here would probably agree, resetting the PC should always be a last-ditch effort when all other options were exhausted. You could try visiting the malware removal forum: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/ and posting the logs requested to get help by a trained BC member.

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I have an Acer Veriton X490G,with Core i3 cpu,4 gig RAM,running a windows 7 32 bit...now this machine requires the CMOS battery to be reset all the time it to boot. Otherwise it doesn't seem like there's any form of power that's going to the motherboard. How do i go about fixing this? 

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I have an Acer Veriton X490G,with Core i3 cpu,4 gig RAM,running a windows 7 32 bit...now this machine requires the CMOS battery to be reset all the time it to boot. Otherwise it doesn't seem like there's any form of power that's going to the motherboard. How do i go about fixing this? 

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Hi,
I made the stupid mistake of deleting files and programs on my laptop trying to create more space (I eventually got an external hard drive) but I have now messed up my machine.
I have tried to reinstall the Toshiba programs using the tools & utilities cd but I am having programs. For example when I try to reinstall the WinDVD program I get the error message -

'C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe. C:\WINDOWS\system32\autoexec.nt. This system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microdoft Windows applications.' and then a

"Severe Error has occured" message pops up and then a message saying

"This is not a qualified Toshiba Machine" !!

What have I done?! I have tried 'System Restore' but there are no system restore points on my computer which I can back to.
Can anyone tell me how I can wipe everything off my computer and start again? I'm thinking this is going to be the only way.

Any help would be really appreciated.
Thank you
Nikki

Answer:Satellite 1800-921: How do I reset a messed up machine?

Hi,

the best way would be to use the recovery disc. But you should backup your data before reinstalling the system (everything will be deleted).

Bye

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Current: Win7/64 Ultimate SP1

Ok, I have a game folder from an XP machine that was created by users with admin access, and possibly part of it from Administrator (on that machine).

I think I have two different SYSTEM, etc., owners on my system now.

Because of too many permission problems to elaborate on, and too much futzing around, can I easily (should I?) from every folder and subfolder:

1. Remove the XP generated owners (they're listed in this order):Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators
Users
2. Then replace them with my (win7/64Ult) machine's owners:Authenticated Users
SYSTEM
Administrators
Users
3. (Making sure that the permissions are inherited from parent of course).
I looked at the tutorials here, and I've tried many things, but am still confused as to whether I should

1. Do this from the folder->properties windows
or
2. Use some combination of secedit or cacls

THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm running Windows 8.1 on a machine with Windows 8 pre-installed. About 4 months old, Acer laptop, mid specs.
The laptop would not shutdown or restart, it would just hang, saying 'shutting down' or 'restarting'. I would have to turn it off manually. This never really cleared up. When deleting programs that needed a restart they would never go of course.
I looked up a solution for this, which others had had success with, changing some power options, etc, but nothing helped.
I then decided I'd better do a system restore, but I didn't have any restore points, which seems odd as I had restored it once before.
I then tried to refresh the system (never heard of that option before) and it would again just 'hang' saying 'preparing'. The same for resetting.
I tried to restore to factory settings and came up with those error messages we are all to aware of
After trying to refresh the PC is says the 'drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive to try again'
And after trying to reset 'the PC it says unable to reset your PC. A required drive partition is missing.'
This brought me here. I gather something is up with Windows not fully recognising the C drive which is where Windows is installed. When I click on disk management it says 'connecting to virtual disk service...' but then does nothing.
 
I've been using comps for 15 years and although not very good at IT have always been able to solve the problems by just reading forums posts of people who have same problem ... Read more

Answer:Can't restart, refresh or reset Windows 8 machine

You're to the point of ordering restore discs from Acer if you did not make them.  I kinda wonder if the hard drive failed and if there any diagnostics available I would run them.

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Admins please feel free to censor, move or remove if necessary.  
 
I feel this needs to be broght to the attention of our malware alert community.  Today I discovered that my windows deluxe hosting account with Godaddy was hacked on 11-17-14.  The hack was basically a  full access to my directories including all my sub folder directories that are alias to my other sites I host.  Every directory and subdirectory that contained HTM or HTML files was modified with a footer hyperlink Data.  What makes this even more interesting is that I am not alone.  Doing some of my own Legwork being a former Network Admin I realized by keyword google search that there are numerous perhaps hundreds if not more domain names that reside on Godaddy Servers that are also hacked with the exact same circumstance that I am in.  So I would assume that there is a common issue and quite possibly a breach on godaddy's side.  I have yet to see if there are common setups such as wordpress, joomla or other scripts that have the potential to be a way for an attack like this to happen.  However I removed all of my joomla based hosting due other unrelated issues and moved them to my linux hosting servers.  All I have left on my windows hosting is some old custom asp scripting and some custom PHP scripts that I wrote.  Its possible that these could be a path of compromise but I have a hunch that this hack was done from another direction.  He... Read more

Answer:Possible Breach on Godaddy Hosting Serves (Windows Shared Hosting Accounts)

I did call tech support.  They are looking into this.  THey feel that this was most likly a FTP hack.  It certainlty possible.  But what concerns me is that if this was a FTP hack then wouldnt other hosting sites be affected?  So far all the sites with this inflated HTML hyperlink data are all coming up as Godaddy Hosting IPS's  Even more interesting is that they are all so far the IIS7 Servers (by using mydnstools).
 
So FTP hacking????  Perhaps...... but am I the only one to think that this is a possible breach?  

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I was trying to repair a corrupt windows\system32\config\system file using the recovery console - that did not work. Now, when I use the recovery console I am asked for an administrator password, which of course I do not know.

A further complication is that the machine is configured with RAID (striped disks using Intel Matrix), so booting from any kind of recovery disk requires further drivers to be loaded.

The ERD password reset tool I am using (not sure of the name but it is Linux based, and free) seems to allow support for RAID, but I can not get it to work (NTFS signature missing). I have tried 'fetching' the drivers from a floppy, but that does not seem to help.

So where can I go from here? Are there any other password recovery tools that definitely support Intel Matrix Raid?
 

Answer:Recovery Console password reset on RAID machine?

Managed to fix it with the following steps:

1. Installed a 3rd IDE hard disk,
2. Installed XP (slipstreamed with RAID drivers) on the new drive and booted from it,
3. Installed RAID driver,
4. Copied backupsof the registry files from the system restore area
 

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I have a new customer with a Windows 2003 server that I inherited from their previous IT provider. The server is *not* set up as a domain controller and just handles basic file and application sharing via a workgroup security model.

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Yesterday, they called with the same problem. Apparently the virus wasn't gone. I redid the whole process and this time ran several other malware and rootkit detection tools including Malwarebytes again, Norton Power Eraser, Sophos AntiRootkit, Windows malicious software removal tool and Root Repealer. Everything came up clean. Additionally, I found that nearly all the compu... Read more

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WinXP just slowed down dramatically, proxy servings were reset in Firefox to prohibit internet access. Something called "grusskarten"showed on a scan, and system restore did not take care of. This machine had zero issues before this and was lightning fast

Answer:WinXP Unknown Malware Slowed Machine and Reset Proxy settings-Help!!

Hello again stonemanjr,
 
Just FYI, "grusskarten" translates to "Greeting Cards" which is most likely an adware, or otherwise "Potentially Unwanted Program"...but we'll see
 
Before making any other changes to the machine, please post me a FRST log and the Addition.txt as we've done before and we'll go from there.
 
Here is the FRST download page. I assume you don't need the full set of instructions for running a scan, correct?
 
bloopie

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Answer:Fight of Paid hosting against the Free hosting

Is this meaning something somewhere because I dont see any context. Has this been attempted to be placed in a thread or is my internet really playing up today?

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After the recent Windows 10 creators update I can't set up or connect to the homegroup. I can't removed the existing homegroup and I can't create a new one. Even the couple of PC's connected to my network that didn't get the update can't connect to the homegroup
now.
When I try and use the password that use to work I keep getting  a message that the Homegroup is not found. I've tried several fixes and utilities that have been suggested and none of these have worked for me. Does anyone know how to get past this issue
with a fix that will actually work?

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I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. I am trying to connect my laptop to my homegroup with the password for my homegroup, but my desktop will not reveal it. Is there any other place that I can find it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

theAdmiral

Answer:Windows 7 Control Panel Homegroup not revealing Homegroup Password

Hello Admiral,

If the desktop computer will not let you view the homegroup password, then you might see if you may be able to change it, then use the new password to join the laptop to the homegroup.

If not, then you might go ahead and start over by leaving the homegroup on both computers, create a homegroup on the desktop to get a new password, and join the laptop to the homegroup with the new password.

Hope this helps,

Shawn

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* While joined to a HomeGroup, if an attempt is made to log on under a user account immediately after start-up, then reaching the log on takes a period of time several fold of longer than normal to complete. Subsequent
log-ons/switch-users then take the normal period of time until next start-up.
* If following start-up there is a delay before attempting to logon, then the first logon takes the normal brief period of time.
The event log  consistently witnesses the following two errors seen to coincide with each slow logon.
1: The Function Discovery Resource Publication service hung on starting.
leading to
2: The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Resource Publication service which failed to start because of the following error:

After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.
* Eventually the delayed logons complete, by which time the two failed services are seen to have finally successfully started; HomeGroups are also seen to be functioning normally. 
* Removing the machine from the Homegroup solves the issue, re-join the HomeGroup and it returns.
* Windows 8 Pro, WORKGROUP machine with local accounts.
* This issue has been confirmed with at least two users; I have no reason to think it would not occur for all users immediately after logon.

I acknowledge that setting the service to start 'automatically' might work around the iss... Read more

Answer:Slow logon while joined to Homegroup - Why do Function Discovery Resource Publicaton then HomeGroup Provider services hang initially?

Hi,
What are the start types of the two services? If they are Automatic, you may try to change it to Automatic(Delay) or Manual for a test.

Anyway, I record your report. Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and the laptop is wireless. The desktop uses a static ip address and the laptop uses the router's dhcp server. Both computers are on the same subnet and can ping in both directions. Sharing via workgroup works fine. Why won't this software do it's job?

The desktop is a fresh install of Windows 7 professional 64 bit and the laptop has been running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for 4 months. I have followed the suggesstions that I have found in the forums and also the troubleshooter with no success. Any ideas?

Answer:Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup

I got it to work after I uninstalled McAffey, deleted the static ip addresses, and used wireless to connect both pc's to router. Not sure which one did the trick but I know that if I try to use a static ip address on my desktop/media server, homegroup disappears. I think its not all that great anyway, I just wanted to justify the $50,000 i just spent on classes to get my Bachelors in Networking.

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Hello,
I have the following problems with the HomeGroup:
I choose View or print the homegroup password: The password window does not pop up. Without the password no other computer can join the homegroup.


I choose Change password: On your computer it is not possible to create a homegroup.
I choose Leave the homegroup: Your computer could not leave the homegroup.
 
I checked the following services:
HomeGroup Provider: started
HomeGroup Listener: started
Peer Name Resolution Protocol: not started; error 0x80630203
Peer Networking Grouping service: not started; error 1068.
Peer Networking Identity Manager service: started
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service: not started; error 1068.
 
Who can give advice?

Answer:HomeGroup: error 0x80630203 / Leaving/joining the homegroup is not possible

Clear all files inside
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking did not help at all.
 
After searching for a long time, the following turned out to fix the problem: 


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> Took over possession: Admin (my user account), security everyone added full possession 
Cleared all files inside MachineKeys, restarted
Then left the homegroup: Result: There is no homegroup available in the network 
Now Network and Sharing Center shows again: 
- access type: Internet
- homegroup: ready to create
- connections: wireless network connection


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> security everyone deleted full possession

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The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?

Answer:Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

The original computer is not required as long as you have other computers that were part of original homegroup. Boot another computer that was part of homegroup and then enter the password and it will join. I no longer have the original computer that was used to setup the first homegroup but new ones join properly when others are active on network.

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Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

Answer:Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob


Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?



Create a homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

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I am frustrated beyond belief. I have spent a minimum of 10 hours attempting to install Homegroup on my Windows 7 and Win 10 machines - 3 desktops ( 1 Win 10; 2 Win 7) and 2 laptops ( 1 Win 10; 1 Win 7).
After reading how simple it was to connect my Windows devices, I followed the very simple instructions on the Microsoft site and (surprise!), I immediately ran into a brick wall. Each machine wanted to be *the* Homegroup machine. After reading some more forum posts, I found out how to remove Homegroup from the wannabies and set up just one desktop as the ?Alpha? machine and how the others could be connected to it.
My next roadblock was that going through the same simple Homegroup set up procedure, every stinking one of the machines I attempted to tie into Alpha did not display the necessary ?Join Now?? option.
Hour after hour was spent reading forums and posts of how others were baffled and stopped and how some fixed their issues. This gave me the chance to venture into settings and system checks I never dreamed of but I diligently pushed forward to ensure my settings were audited and changed if necessary. As a note, I did not find any settings on my machines needed changing. Nothing helped!
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Hi ppl,

My home network has 4 computers(including mine) running windows 7, and all of them are connected to the same router/access point for internet connection. When I created a homegroup, and went to add the other computers, they created another homegroup and the other 3 computers are now in the same homegroup. However on my side, it detects no computers. I clicked "leave homegroup", and it detected no homegroup on the network. The other 3 computers are on the same homegroup and are able to share files and printers. I cannot join the homegroup when i click homegroup in windows explorer it only says there is no homegroup on the network and asks me to create a homegroup. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? I badly need to share the printers and files across my home network.

Answer:Help with HomeGroup Issues, cannot detect other computers on homegroup

Hi,welcome to Seven Forums.

Make sure you all have the same default gateways,and that the prefered dns server ip address is the same on all the pc's.

Open your network and sharing settings, click on network and sharing,properties,choose ipv4,properties and make sure all the i.p's are entered correctly and match on the rest of the pc's(apart from the first one which is each pc's own i.p)

Not sure if this is the problem,hope it helps,and please reply with the results. Hope someone else can help you better

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I have a desktop that is connected to my Belkin router via wire. I have 3 laptops that are all connected to the router wirelessly.
All computers have Windows 7 64bit and synched clocks.
All are connected to a Home network.
All 3 laptops detect that a Homegroup has been created on the wired desktop.
I'm using the correct Homegroup password.
All computers have discovery on.
All computers have IPv4 and Ipv6 running.
All services are running.
Everything else I've read and tried regarding troubleshooting this issue haven't worked.
All computers can see each other on the Network, but can't connect to the Homegroup.

Please help. I'll provide any other info you need. Thanks!

Answer:Homegroup problems - Homegroup detected, can't join. @wit's end

Did you set the folders you are sharing to homegroup? Like say your pictures right click on it and set it to share with the homegroup.

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance

lio

Answer:Cannot create a new homegroup due to a no longer existing homegroup

I had a similar problem after I updated my computers. I had no option to leave the homegroup. After googling I realized that one of my computers was switched to a different timezone after the anniversary update. I then synced all of the date and times and then automagically I had an option to leave/create a new homegroup.

A real head scratcher.

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance

lio

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I cannot leave the homegroup. we had 2 computers in the network with windows 7 and windows 8.1. Windows 7 upgraded to windows 10. and the other one did a clean install of windows 8.1. Now i cannot leave the homegroup from windows 10 and the windows 8.1 has created a new homegroup(that PC didnot find the homegroup that windows 10 was part of) Now I cannot leave the homegroup or do anything with it. Is there a way to manually leave the homegroup. It says 'Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup"

Answer:Homegroup not Functioning, cant leave homegroup

You do not need to be connected to a network to leave a Homegroup, so my advice in the first instance would be, to disconnect the PC from the network and all unnecessary peripherals, restart the PC, navigate to ..

Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\HomeGroup

and select the option to leave the Homegroup.

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Hey,
I have a problem setting up a homegroup on our home network.
I have 2xWin 7 PC's 1xWin8.1 Tablet upgraded to Win10, and 1xWin10 Laptop, all are appearing on the network but NOT homegroup.
I have set the homegroup password and all machines are connected to it, yet they do not appear under the homegroup tab.

Even just connecting the two Win7 pc's to the homegroup, we cannot see each other.

The tablet can see the laptop as well as itself, the laptop can see my wife's PC and the tablet, and my wife's PC can see only the laptop and I can't see anything "no other homegroup computers are currently available".

I have run the network and homegroup troubleshooters but they detected no issues.
I checked for the homegroup provider and peer networking grouping services on my PC which are both started and set to 'manual'.

I have discovered an article about Microsoft Essentials Network Inspection System that can cause problems with the homegroup but upon clicking "settings", then "real-time protection" there is only the option to turn on real time protection,
the option to disable the NIS is not present.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you for your time.


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Answer:Free web hosting and free unreal ircd server hosting help please

Lukasz said:

Hi my name is Lukasz and I need help, I need a free web-host 1 GB, webhost has to have a cpanel phpmyadmin and mysql and php extension and a ftp. I also need a free host for unrealircd server, I also need a tutorial on how to setup unreal ircd server on a webhost



Can't comment on anything except FTP/File Transfer Protocol. I use FileZilla on Windows and Linux Mint, it's free. This has always been a safe download site for me:
Download FileZilla - MajorGeeks
MajorGeeks.Com - MajorGeeks

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HI everyone,

We finally have all computers in the house running widows 7 and would like to set up a homegroup. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning (fried motherboard) as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is for all parties to leave that group. This is no longer possible because the last computer that is connected is not accessible.

I have tried setting up a new new network and wireless account thinking that might reset or change the location setting os the homegroup but it is still present.

The only option I have to do is "Join Homegroup" and I no longer have that computer and thus cannot access the password to that homegroup

Any thoughts or options?
Is there another way to delete or access this homegroup?

Thanks

Merriman85

Answer:Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

Hello Merriman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The solution in the thread below may be able to work for you as well.

Cannot leave Homegroup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone,I have two computers, a laptop and a desktop. When i installed W7 Beta, homegroup worked without a htich and has been working since. Today i upgraded the laptop to the RC, and after that i coudlnt see the desktop anymore in the homegroup (could still see it through the network). So i thought it was an issue with the beta and RC not playing well together so i upgraded the desktop as well, and they still dont see eachother in the homegroup get an error saying "No other homegroup computers are currently available", only through the network tab.I tried leaving and joining the homegroup, both from the laptop and PC. IPv6 is enabled, times are synced with the time server,same user and pass on both pcs, all settings under advanced are turned to on besides password protected sharing. I tried switching to work then home on both pcs. When i join one to the homegroup the other does get an invitation to join however when it does join it cant see the other computer.Any help would be greatly appriciated.

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Answer:What are the best web hosting companies? or mail hosting companies?

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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
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My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
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Answer:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Questions:
1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe to is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Hi,

Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...orks-fine.html

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.

jcgriff2

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Ok,
Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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Hi there

So I've got a 5 year old PIII 1000 w/256 RAM Asus CUV4X dual booting Ubuntu Breezy and WinXP.
About a week and a half ago I was using my machine in Linux and it locked up on me. I pushed the reset button and it started up fine...but shortly after it reset itself again. I tried again, and again it reset itself. I noticed that the delay at it was resetting itself was pretty random...sometimes it was a few seconds after resetting, other times it was nearly half an hour after the OS booted.
Left it off for a week and just turned it on tonight...went right into the BIOS to check the CPU temp. Seemed fine, watched it for a minute or so and then it then it reset itself (which led me to confirm this was not a software issue since no OS's had the chance to load). After that it began resetting itself repeatedly in half-second spurts, probably 10 or 12 times, and then stopped. I shut it off, turned it back on, and now all that happens is that I can hear the fans running, but no sound of the harddrives nor any output to the monitor. It's pretty dead at the moment.
Obviously some component is on the fritz here, but I have no idea what it would be. I don't think it's the power supply since the fans are running fine, and the CPU temp was OK. Wasnt sure if it could be the motherboard in some way...

I should also note that when I went into the BIOS to check the temp, there was a red notice message telling me to check my CPU settings because of a previous fa... Read more

Answer:Solved: Reset, Reset, Reset......Dead

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?
 

Answer:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.
 

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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
 

Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.
 

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session
 

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

Answer:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".

Dave
 

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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
 
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
 
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

Answer:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.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.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi,
I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.

TIA

Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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I have basically two questions.
1) does anyone know if Aloha Bob's PC Relocator Ultra can work with Vista?

2) Is anyone aware of anyproducts, preferably shareware or freeware that can migrate both data/settings and programs from Win98 to Vista Home Premium?

Thanks

Answer:Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I don't imagine there are any software apps with that feature - any of them new enough to work with Vista would likely not bother with Win98. Data won't be hard to migrate, but I don't imagine Win98 programs would work the same on Vista... You will probably have to reinstall the programs - if they are compatible. (My CD burning software, for example, was compatible with XP but caused the PC to not boot when I tried to install it on Vista) Settings are probably going to be a lot different on Vista vs. Win98...

Here are some links on the subject:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/d.../bb309393.aspx

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
 
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine?

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/windowsnetworkin1/ht/client4msnet.htmDo similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that do this, any recommendation? Thanks
P.D.:The reason I want to do this is that I can't find these drivers anywhere on the web, not even in Dell's Support site

Answer:Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

on machine 1

Make a D:\DRIVERS folder

from cmd prompt type..

Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\Drivers

on machine 2
point device manager to the D:\drivers folder to load the drver

change BOLD text to suit your needs

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.
 

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Hi,

I've searched and can't seem to find an answer for this: is it possible to move a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox to a physical machine?

Thanks

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Greetings;

My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help

Smitty
 

Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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Hi.

I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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I have an old computer with 2 drives running on it, the C is a little wonky and only starts with XP cd installed under R support to get a C: in DOS. Can I use a printer cable to hook these 2 machines together to get a few files off the D: drive on the old machine from an XP machine? A network cable does not seem to work, I can't see the old machine in the DOS prompt.
Thanks for any help or pointers, and am not sure which forum was correct for this question.

Answer:[SOLVED] Copying data from one machine to an XP machine

hi shamal,

have you tried BARTPE? create an XP live CD using the bart pe builder and you can boot from CD drive of the machine where your wonky hard drive is. from there you can access your C: drive and copy your files on to another computer on the network or on to a USB device.

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From my XP machine I can ping the X61 Vista system but cannot see any shared drives. Vista system has no trouble seeing shared drives on the XP machine. Network discovery has been enabled. Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:X61 Vista machine drives not visible from XP machine.

Did you change the network to private network on Vista? Shared folder will not be visible under public network.

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?
 

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

Anything I am missing?
 

Answer:Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Download the Windows USB tool here.

This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.
 

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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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I,m new to this development and deployment and am running into a strange problem. I developed an ACCESS db on a laptop. Everything seems ok, it works. I used the Package Wizard and created an installation package. When I installed it on another machine I am now getting errors in the deployment machine that I do not get in the development machine. I seems to be coding issues. Can't load data into field for example.

Why would I get these on the deployment machine and not the development machine? Am I unaware of some way to test the code in the deployment machine? Otherwise how do I solve the problem if I can't deplicate the error in the development machine where I can stop the code and see the problem. I feel like I am missing some trick or secret.

Thanks
 

Answer:Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Once it is deployed you need to run the connection command on the client to connect to the back end database. Are you using SQL server or all Access for the back end?
 

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?
 

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.
 

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imediately after clicking on shutdown with an update ready to install, on shutting down, i got the blue screen, machine-check-exception, uncorrectable hardware error, technical information ***stop:0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x81FD6028, 0xB6200047, 0x0102010A) or***stop:0x0000009C (0x00000003, 0x8196AF0D, 0xB6200007, 0x0002010A

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

It would appear the 0x0000124 is related to the PCI Express Bus, ie Graphics card Driver or Chipset Software, possibly BIOS conflict.Therefore I would update drivers:a) Chipset Softwareb) PCIe Graphics Card Driver if you have a Graphics Card

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Hey all, I just got an awesomely unexpected birthday present of a new emachine T2862 that has XP on it, saving me from having to scrape up the dough to replace my 5-year-old CompUSA Home Series refurb-p.o.s. Although I think I remember reading somewhere that emachines were not that good, but I believe it should at least be an improvement over the old one, being 5 times faster and with 5 times bigger hard drive! Expecially considering I'm just about broke financially.

I haven't even opened the box yet, I want to do my homework first on what I need to do... I want to transfer a lot of files from my old computer to the new one. From what I've been reading here, it seems like my best bet is to get some kind of transfer cable -- exactly what kind, where can I get one, and about what will it cost? I've never hooked up 2 computers to each other before, and I don't know what's involved... if it helps, this old thing is running Windows 98, and what I want to transfer is:

1) my music - mostly copied off of CDs and stored in windows media player playlists, I don't want to have to re-copy them b/c the reason I copied them to the computer is some of the CDs had been played so much they were getting warped/scratched etc, besides it's time-consuming - I know copying from one computer to the other doesn't save much time, but it would save me from having to keep sticking in the next CD, doing the copy, and then having to re-type in the library i... Read more

Answer:Solved: cable transfer from 98 machine to new XP machine

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?
 

Answer:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

Answer:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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