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Question: windows 9

why there is no windows 9, likewise iphone 9.

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Preferred Solution: windows 9

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

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

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

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When you try to connect to the Microsoft Windows Update Web site or to the Microsoft Update Web site, you may receive the following error code in the windowsupdate.log or CBS.log:
0xC80001FE, 0x80200010, 0x80070643, 0x80246002, 0x80070490, 0x80070420, 0x80073712, 0x80246007, 0x80000FFF, 0x80070424, 0x80248007, 0x8007064C, 0x8024D00C, 0x8007066A, 0x80245003, 0x8024402C, Failed Service pack installation. KB2509997 discusses how to troubleshoot these issues.
Also check out this post: Windows Update Troubleshooter from Microsoft.

Answer:Unable to install Windows Updates in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008

nothing you said workd on 7 ultimate , also nothing microsoft has will work either I been try ing to download updates for 3 1/2 months cannot do it.
What exactly is happening when you try to update? Getting error code? or nothing? Also what internet security do you use. Could possibly have something installed that is blocking access to the Windows Update site.

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when windows rebooted after the downgrade it immediately went into Windows update and began downloading windows 10 then said ready to install windows 10 with a get satrted option available. I have not been able to change this and get any windows 8.1 updates. I want to be able to remove any requests to downlaod and install windows 10. Have already had one session with tech support from Microsoft and they were unable to fix the problem so far.

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i went back to windows 7 from windows 10. I have not been able to install windows updates since then. I would like to return to windows 10

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Windows Vista x86 and Windows 7 x86 users in Catch 22 situation trying to restore systems!
During Factory Restore of Vista x86, upgrade of Vista x86 to Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1, or install of Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 and validating install online, Windows Update fails after mandated update.
Unable to manually download requisite updates due to "Browser our of date" error from Microsoft Support website!
Downloads only available from website

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free

Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft

Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29

Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade

If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time


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The above 2 updates keep coming to my Windows Update but when I install the (2) KB's it says download not installed "Try again" and in History "Install Fail". Please help me, sooo frustrated at this point, usually don't have

Ruth M. Stauffer

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time. 

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Microsoft announced recently that Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users have until July 29, 2016 to exercise their option to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 for free  Effective July 29, 2016, Windows 7 SP1 & Windows 8.1 users will have to purchase the Windows 10 upgrade from Microsoft  Microsoft's goal is to help our customers get the most secure and best version of Windows before the promotional offer expires on July 29  Effective immediately, customers on Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 whose Windows Update settings are configured to accept 'Recommended' updates may start seeing the below notification even if they have not previously reserved the Windows 10 upgrade  If the customer does not cancel or reschedule, by default the upgrade will install at the scheduled time 

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

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

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

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Guys I have "iball slide i701" tab. Help me to install Windows 7 or Windows 8.1. THe mentioned Tab received with Windows 10 OS. RAM in the tab is less and keeps on hanging frequently.

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guys i have windows 8 pro. i want windows 10 . i cant upgrade to windows 8.1 and then get the upgrde for windows 10. please help me. when i go to the store i dont see the windows 8.1 update nor the windows 10 update

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Windows 8 Start Screen is a freeware for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows offering closest resemblance to Windows 8 like touch like scrolling by dragging. This wonderful freeware Windows 8 Start Screen is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License and is created by dncube.

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i am not good at english, hope i can make myself clear.hello, everyone. this is all my fault. i download a movie call "Brave" via torrent from internet. after download i can't open the video file, the readme file tell me that i need to install a decoder software in the same folder. i use the microsoft security essential to scan this "decoder", all good. so i install it after scaning.then, bad thing happened. the microsoft security essential realtime protection shut down. windows fire wall shut down. windows update shut down. the most important, all of those three could not be restart and i can't find each of them in the services.msci search on google for a solution. it take a long time. finally, i found something on the google. the solution is use "sc" command to recreate the service on services.msc. then i download a reg file called "wscsvc.reg" from that site, and import it to the system. Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wscsvc]"DisplayName"="@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\wscsvc.dll,-200""ErrorControl"=dword:00000001"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\ 74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\ 00,76,... Read more

Answer:missing server Windows security center, windows firewall and windows update in services.msc

DownloadTDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan resultsDownloadaswMBRLaunch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitionsClick the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save logPost the log results hereDownloadESET online scannerInstall itClick on START,it should download the virus definitionsWhen scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threatsExport the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

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Only 9 days to go before the upgrade is no longer available and i need some help please. It looks like the windows 10 was able to download, but not able to install but i don't know.??

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I own several computers. Some PC's and a mid-2010 iMac 27 inch. Windows 10 upgrade worked fine on my PC's. After I signed up for the upgrade on my iMac Bootcamp running Windows 7 Ultimate, Apple announced it will not support my particular iMac version. I
have tried to no avail to stop the Windows 10 upgrade, which has failed several times. I have uninstalled Windows updates associated with the upgrade: KB 3035583, KB 3033929, and KB2952664, and hidden them in Windows Update. Any suggestions as to how to stop
Windows 10 upgrade? Any work around to install the upgrade on my iMac?

Thanks, Jeff

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Microsoft plans to release the latest version of Windows 10 Technical Preview build (Windows 10 Consumer Preview build) in the third or fourth week of January, 2015. The Consumer Preview build will include many new features and improvements in addition to the features that we have already seen in the officially released Windows 10 9841 and 9879 builds.

When Microsoft releases the consumer preview (Windows 10 Technical Preview for consumers) build of Windows 10 in January, existing users who are running the official Windows 10 9879 build will be able to upgrade to the latest build by retaining data and installed programs.

For users who would like to perform a clean install of the latest build Microsoft will offer ISO image of the same. Users can then install Windows 10 on a virtual machine or prepare the bootable USB to install Windows 10 from USB on PC.

For those Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users who would like to upgrade their existing installation to the latest Windows 10 Preview build in January, Microsoft has released a free tool which will automatically serve you the latest Windows 10 Preview build via Windows Update in early 2015. That is, in simple words, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users can upgrade to Windows 10 Preview via Windows Update when the official preview is made available in early 2015.

To get Windows 10 Preview via Windows Updates in early 2015, you just need to download and run a small tool named Prepare Windows 8.1/7 for Windows Technical Preview build. ... Read more

Answer:Microsoft Releases Tool To Prepare Windows 7/8.1 PC To Get Windows 10 Preview Via Windows Updates

Will it be possible to upgrade from TP to the final version when it comes out without the need of fresh install?

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When I upgraded I lost use of the bluetooth service on my HP Pavillion DV7 notebook with
Intel Centrino Wireless-N o + WiMAX 6150 chip. The bluetooth driver was not working and identified as the Atheros driver. I went to the Intel site and downloaded and updated the latest Wimax 6150 driver for Windows 10 64 bit and
also updated the laptop chipset. The bluetooth driver was unchanged.
Upon further reading on the Intel site, I read that when the Wimax 6150 is using Windows 7, the bluetooth driver is Atheros, but when using Windows 8.1, or 10, it requires a Wimax 6150 bluetooth driver. Fair enough, except that Intel
does not offer this particular driver!
I tried first to update the Atheros driver, but it said it was the latest one, and up to date. I then deleted the Atheros driver hoping that its replacement would be installed with the Wimax 6150 update, but nothing happened. Now,
in Device Manager, I no longer have a line for bluetooth since I deleted the Atheros driver. Can someone point me to a site that has a Wimax 6150 bluetooth driver for Windows 10- I'd like to use my bluetooth service on this laptop!

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT coming with Windows 7 Pro x64 installed (and which includes a Windows 10 Pro license)?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 reading "use to reinstall the operating system on a system with OS installed"

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Hello. I have a question.

When I disable the Aero Snap (& consequently Aero Shake) option, I notice that my mouse/pointer scheme is also changed to "None" from the Windows 7 default setting "Windows Aero (system scheme)". When I turn back on "Windows Aero (system scheme)", I turn back on Aero Snap (& consequently Aero Shake) option.

I want to have the "Windows Aero (system scheme)" for my mouse/pointers scheme, but disable the Aero Snap (& consequently Aero Shake) option. How can I do that? Can I? What do I need to do?

I am assuming it may not be through conventional means (like checking boxes or changing drop down menus), but changes to file paths or registries maybe?

Please reply.

Thank you!

Answer:When Disabling Windows Snap in Windows 7, Loose Windows Aero Pointers Scheme?

Stand corrected now... ...When I turn back on "Windows Aero (system scheme)", I DO NOT turn back on Aero Snap (& consequently Aero Shake) option. Good. I do not know what was happening then??? Maybe someone can still elaborate.

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tried loading using the all apps icon, then tried tried signing in to Microsoft xbox and accessing solitaire via that games menu. both methods result in the page saying that the game is loading,but after 10 minutes, still no game has appeared.

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I cannot figure out how to get all of my email stores moved from my old PC (Windows Vista/Windows Mail) to my new PC (Windows 7/Outlook 2013). Is there a way to successfully do this or do I need to give up?? When trying to use the export function for messages in windows mail it comes up with an error message to say 'The export could not be performed. An error accured while initializing MAPI.' All my email accounts are POP3. I did find the email stores and transfered them manually to the new PC but I opened them on the new PC in outlook then only a small fraction of emails was there and they were all jumbled up and my folder structure did not transfer. Can this transfer be done or not? Hope to get some useful answer. Cheers, Torsten.

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I cannot figure out how to get all of my email stores moved from my old PC (Windows Vista/Windows Mail) to my new PC (Windows 7/Outlook 2013). Is there a way to successfully do this or do I need to give up?? When trying to use the export function for messages in windows mail it comes up with an error message to say 'The export could not be performed. An error accured while initializing MAPI.' All my email accounts are POP3. I did find the email stores and transfered them manually to the new PC but I opened them on the new PC in outlook then only a small fraction of emails was there and they were all jumbled up and my folder structure did not transfer. Can this transfer be done or not? Hope to get some useful answer. Cheers, Torsten.

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Hey all,

Firstly I hope i have posted this in the right forum.

As the name states I can not use any of my windows security I know this is because of a fake anti virus i had at one point, I also can't install any other virus protection or firewalls onto my computer.

I'm assuming this has to do with what the virus has done with my computers registry, correct me if I'm wrong.

I want to restore my registry back to its default I have tried the reg restore /? command in cmd but it comes up with (see attached picture) and am not sure what this means or for the next step for me to take to continue the command.

Is there any down side to restoring my registry to its default as well?

Answer:Unable to use windows fire wall or windows update all windows security disabled..

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   Dear Team
       I have windows 2012 R2 domain server. It is connected domain perfectly windows 7 pro .
      But if i connected domain windows 7 ultimate . It is showing DNS error. I am joining same process win7 pro.
      please help me how to join windows 7 ultimate in domain.

   Note. I give my client PC windows 7 ultimate network proper DNS.

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Hi everyone, I'm trying to update my Sony VAIO Flip 13 (SVF13N17PXB) with Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro. During the installation process (Installing features and drivers part) I get stock on 6% of "features and driver installation" (for like a good 30 min). Then installation get stock on 71% (overall % completion), a time at which I get a BSOD (DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE).
After the restart (rolling back to Windows 8.1 of course), I get a windows update error: C1900101-40017.
I suspect this is a driver issue, does anyone have this same problem and knows what might be causing this issue (I successfully updated my Sony VAIO DUO 11 in ~20 minutes with no problem, and my drivers and Windows updates in that computer were really out of date so I don't know what the issue might be).
Thanks everyone beforehand

Answer:Getting BSOD Windows 8.1 Pro to Windows 10 Pro (at ~72%) - Windows update error code: C1900101-40017

No body having this issue? Well that's interesting

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IN Windows 7 my back up was working fine. I then upgraded to Windows 10. Due to heating problems with my laptop I downgraded back to Windows 7. Now I find that many systems are not working including the back. It just gives me this error.

I have already done the " restore default libraries" as suggested in some blogs but the problem persists. 
Can you help me this problems and the other issues of programmes not updating automatically. 

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Hi guys maybe u can help me. I had Windows 8.1 x64 and windows 7 x64 dual booting with EasyBCD. It was all fine i had it booting up like this

Then i installed Windows 10 Tech on my SSD drive and all of a sudden it went to this

How do i get it back the other way like the first image

Thank u guys here at MT

Answer:Dual booting Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 7 x64. Then added SSD Windows 10 tech preview

>>Well First u boot to windows 8
>>Open "Run" and Type "msconfig.exe"

>>Under Boot, change the 'default OS' to "Windows 7"
>>And check/tick "No GUI Boot"
>>And check "Make boot device permanent"

Finally Apply and Ok
Hope This helps.

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I have an HP laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 on an HP Pavilion dm4-Notebook PC.
It has 6.00 GB of installed memory and a 64 bit operating system. Windows is activated and I have Product ID.

I download Windows 10 but could not deal with it and rolled back to Windows 7. Now my Windows Live Mail 2011 does not work correctly. I keep getting a message "Recovering Windows Live Mail database. I get part of my mail and part of it can no longer be opened or deleted. I have figured out that when I rolled back to Windows 7 a second database was created into which mail is also going. How to I rectify this issue?

I am not very technically inclined, so I need very specific instructions on how to fix this. Is there anyone out there who will help me. I have been laid off from work and have no funds to take this into a shop to be repaired, and I am frantic!

Thank you,

Tiny Trish

Answer:Rolled Back Windows 10 to Windows 7 - Now big Windows Live Mail issues

If the accounts are IMAP you can recreate them in the mail client and it will download all the mail afresh from the remote server. But if they are POP you have to work with the local database. Even if they are IMAP I would make a backup of the existing database.

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How to install Windows 10 on a Dell OptiPlex 3040 MT with Windows 7 Pro preinstalled (includes Windows 10 Pro) ?
The system comes with a DVD labeled Windows 10 Pro x64 and reading "to be used on a system with an OS installed and to be used only to reinstall the operating system".

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My Lumia 935 windows phone always routinely sent pictures to my Lenovo IdeaCentre desktop when I have Windows 8 and 8.5. I upgraded to Windows 10. Both devices have Bluetooth on. The computer says my phone is paired with it. I try to upload a picture and I get the message "the device you're trying to send to doesn't support sharing over Bluetooth." We've restarted both devices.

Answer:Why can't I get Windows phone Bluetooth pictures to Windows 10 (It worked fine with Windows 8)?

Bluetooth stack is being fussy for me as well... I've uninstalled drivers and installed fresh Windows 10 version drivers a couple of times.
Still no love on file transfer FROM a Windows Phone. And my Arc Touch Mouse crashes at random times.
Keep checking for updates. Hopefully, one will be incoming soon for Bluetooth stack.

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There are many programs that are using a shared file on the server from clients from XP to Windows 10. From time to time it seems like there is a network outage and the handle to the file is broken and the file
cannot be read or updated. It seems more prevalent on a Windows 2012 server but may have happened from time to time on 2008 & 2008 R2. However there are not any network problems so it just leaves the server & Client

I have searched for possible resolutions including:-

Turning  off the Cache for the share

Disabling the network adapter power setting to allow windows to put the device to sleep.

Disabling  Antivirus/configuring it to ignore folders for on access scanning

Disabling SMB  Signing

Configuring the  clients DWORD registry value SilentForcedAutoReconnect=1 in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\NetCache

Setting the "NET CONFIG SERVER /AUTODISCONNECT:-1" to not drop client

The last bit of trouble shooting that I can think of is to disable SMB2 and SMB3 as that does a lot of caching and batching of packets which could also be the cause of the problem.

I have looked at

I have disabled SMB2&3 on the server as that is very straight forward.
When I get to the section about disabling SMB2 on the client the command fails.

sc config
lanmanworksta... Read more

Answer:Disabling SMB2 and SMB3 Client from Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.


I realise that I actually typed "Browser" not "bowser" in the command.
I'm testing on a non-internet connected network so I hadn't copied and pasted the command from the test computer.
The command was
    sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi

I actually typed
    sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= browser/mrxsmb10/nsi

If found a
post where in the comments someone did the same as me!

Thanks once again for your time taken in responding.


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a pop up window tells me to move a user account. I deleted my user account and still was unable to continue

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I have a Lenovo Y410P, I want to downgrade from Windows 8 and I whipped my hard drive. I also set all of the correct setting such as:Converting HDD from GBT to MBR
Deleting Volumes
Formatting HDD
Setting Legacy Boot
Changing Boot Priorites
Removing Secure Boot
Making OS setting for other OS
I have looked up my issue and followed various guides

Link to my laptop: : Lenovo IdeaPad Y410p 59399853 Laptop Computer (2.40GHz 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM, 1TB 5400 RPM 24GB SSD, Windows 8.1 64-bit) : Computers & Accessories

Link to guides I have followed:
Windows 7 stalls at

I am using a disc of Windows 7 x64 Bit.

Anything else I should add let me know? This is my first post.

Answer:Windows 8 Downgrade to Windows 7 Lenovo Y410p. Windows install stuck.

What does "whipped hard drive" mean ?

Why are you following guides about an installation error - have you had that happen?

Not sure what the question is.

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I implement Point of Sale systems. Currently our POS network may have a mix of Windows platforms, mostly 7 Pro and 8.1. Windows updates need to be installed, but we handle this process manually, with the setting "download updates but let me choose
when to install them". I'm looking for a way that our clients can sit down periodically on the main computer and install updates (during non-business hours), and also push them out to the other computers in the workgroup (which may be on a different OS).
Is this possible?

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I upgraded my computer to Windows 10 recently.But after that,whenever I log in,files keep getting deleted.One day,I saved my assignments onto the computer.The next day,BAM it's gone,followed by other apps like spotify etc.It's really frustrating as I have to keep redownloading everything,only to find that it's deleted the next day.On that of that,I don't have a windows store and windows widgets like timer etc.I desperately need help as it's been going on for the past few days and I have tons of assignments to submit soon.

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i have upgraded my computer at work b/c i needed much more RAM to calculate and upload data faster so it now uses windows 7, but i need my notepad to still print exactly like notepad xp for data entry. 

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Windows XP Has More Users than Windows Vista and Windows 8 Combined, Avast Says

Security company Avast has published global Windows usage data as part of the PC Trends Report (PDF document) for the first quarter of 2017, revealing that Windows 7 continues to lead the market with a share that?s close to 50 percent.

While it?s important to note that these figures come from computers running Avast, they do align with the statistics provided by research firms whose main activity is monitoring operating system usage, so there?s a good chance these are accurate.

First and foremost, there?s leader Windows 7. According to Avast, the operating system launched in 2009 is currently powering more than 56 million computers where its antivirus product is installed, and this means a share of no less than 48.35 percent.

Windows 10 is growing, the security firm says, and it managed to reach a share of 30.46 percent, which accounts for a little over 35 million devices running Avast security software.

Windows XP still a super-popular choice
But what?s a little more worrying for everyone, including here Microsoft, users, and Avast itself, is that Windows XP, which was launched in 2001 and no longer receives security updates since April 2014, is still running on more than 6.5 million computers. This means that it has a share of 5.64 percent, more than Windows 8 (2.51 percent) and Windows Vista (2.08 percent) combined.

Windows 8 was launched in 2012 as Microsoft?s new revolutio... Read more

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After upgrade I cannot sign in windows store....when i open it and click on sign in it just exits itself and also in Movies and TV app when i click on sign in nothing happens and in settings, in accounts section in your account when i click on "sign in with a microsoft account" nothing happens......
Kindly help....

Answer:I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10..but I am unable to sign into the Windows store. What should I do?

when i open store and click on sign in it accounts setting when i click on sign with microsoft account nothing happens.....Please help as i cannot use store...

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Can someone tell me how to get my windows vista mail to windows 7 live mail?

One problem: the windows vista mail is on a hard drive that is non bootable... I have access to the drive via an installation as a second drive on a windows 7 machine.

So I can see the vista mail folder. Is there a way to get the emails and import them to windows live mail?

Reloading windows vista is not an option.


Answer:Windows vista folder to windows live mail in windows 7

My original Windows Mail is currently on my Vista Gateway PC.

I recently purchased a new PC (Win 7) and want to move, copy, restore (whatever) all of that original mail from my Vista PC to my new Win 7 PC.

Some facts to know:

Email is on my Vista PC, version 6 Windows Mail.

I have set up windows Mail on my new PC (Win 7) and version is Windows Mail 2012

I already have some email on my new Win 7 PC.

Can I export mAIL from my old PC to an external hard drive and use that as the tool to import Mail on new pc?

Anxiously awaiting a response that will let me do this.


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i want ask, usually update applying at welcome and when shutting down screen right? is that normal if my update apply at starting windows logo? is that something wrong with my Windows 7 ?

Regards sle3pingz

Answer:Windows Update Apply at Windows Starting / Windows Logo

That's normal. It's just putting the update to bed.

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I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 pro. Now my windows mail won't send or receive emails. I have deleted my email accounts and have started from scratch but no luck. I have also rang my email provider and the reset my password, reset my i.p and they didn't have any luck also. Can anyone help??

Answer:Upgraded windows 7 to windows 8 pro,windows mail won't send/receive

Unable to send or receive messages for the Aztecdesign (phillip) account. The connection to the server has failed.
Server: ''
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC0E
Protocol: POP3
Port: 110
Secure(SSL): No
Socket Error: 10013

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I love Windows 10 and am actually surprised at how much I prefer its UI on a tablet to 8.1 after having used it for just a month. However, there is one app I can't do without that doesn't work on it yet, so I'm rolling back temporarily. (If that app doesn't get updated, I may end up taking my business to the app's competitor and going back to 10.)
At any rate, once a machine is licensed via activation for Windows 10, is it always licensed? If I roll back and use 8.1 for another year, will I be able to re-activate when I re-upgrade? Or will I be out of luck because it will be out of Microsoft's free-upgrade time period?

Answer:If I roll back from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1, will the License for Windows 10 still be active?

Once licensed, always licensed.

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this is a previous post on your site i have a similar problem with a few differences:

''Hi all

Short version is that I bought a new Hp laptop with pre-installed Windows 8. Didn't like W8 for many reasons so tried to install windows 7 according to guided installation instructions from a techie site google took me to. The installation stopped after 30 minutes, referring to a driver issue I believe, and I had to revert to loading up using Windows 8 again to get out of the dos error screen.

Now the system tells me how I get (inconsistent) blue screens although I don't physically see a blue screen, and every day I boot up, it reverts to the 'Windows Boot Manager' screen, telling me a recent hardware or software change has resulted in something missing, damaged, etc.

Additional message when in the Boot Manager reads:

File: \$Windows-BT\Windows\System32\winload.efi
Status: 0xc0000428
Info: the digital signature for this file could not be verified.

Although Im not an expert, it seems to me that the file path mentioned above relates to the part installation of windows 7 - if so, how can I remove the part installation, clean the system up, and reluctantly return to W8?

[btw - unable to get help from Windows or Samsung so far] ""

My problem is the same as this person except I can not log into windows at all. All i get is HP with a little loading spiral at the bottom i left it alone for 2 days on and it never loaded windows. I was able to g... Read more

Answer:Windows wont load \$Windows-BT\Windows\System32\winload.efi

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just curious on what the differences were between xp pro and xp media center edition and then what was better about vista...

Answer:windows xp vs windows xp media center edition vs windows vista

Vista isn't out yet and there are going to be many versions of it, more than XP. XP Pro is the professional version, it has more options open, security options and all that stuff, but these options aren't exactly built for people who don't know what they're doing. So yea... more "professional" options. Media center is like the OS for really dumb ppl who want just want to watch media. It's all basic-like (, but it has lots of apps for TV tuners and dvd players and all that so you can use your comp as a TV.

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I want to perform Enterprise Site Discovery on a environment where Win7 Sp1, windows 8.1, windows 10 machines are available, now I want to save all site discoveries in a single XML file or single SCCM report
I am able to collect data from a single windows 10 machine, using this blog's help
but I am unable to collect data from win 7 , windows 8.1 machine on a single xml or SCCM report
A)Moreover the Site discovery toolkit contains two group policy files in ADMX, adl format, I could not identify their usage, pliz help me how to use these files

B)We have almost 150+ machines in our infra, If we need to collect all telemetry data in  from all 150 machines 

How to achieve that??
Thanks in advance

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I had a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot. I chose to upgrade to Windows 10 but it failed causing me lose both my Ubuntu and Windows 7. I reinstalled Windows 7 using the recovery CD and was able to find all my Windows 7 data under Windows.old folder. I did not move this data to the new Windows 7 installation. I later chose to retry upgrading to Windows 10. This time the upgrade worked smoothly. However when I logged on to Windows 10, I see it has a Windows.old folder but does not have any data.
I think the upgrade only recovers data from previous installation however there is any data under windows.old folder in the previous installation that will not be recovered. Is there any way I can get this data back?
Thank you in advance.

Answer:Data that was in windows.old folder in Windows 7 is deleted on Windows 10 after upgrade

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I had a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot. I chose to upgrade to Windows 10 but it failed causing me lose both my Ubuntu and Windows 7. I reinstalled Windows 7 using the recovery CD and was able to find all my Windows 7 data under Windows.old folder. I did not move this data to the new Windows 7 installation. I later chose to retry upgrading to Windows 10. This time the upgrade worked smoothly. However when I logged on to Windows 10, I see it has a Windows.old folder but does not have any data.
I think the upgrade only recovers data from previous installation however there is any data under windows.old folder in the previous installation that will not be recovered. Is there any way I can get this data back?
Thank you in advance. I think the upgrade might have created a new Windows.Old folder after deleting the existing one, which caused your data to be lost. You should have copied the data back to your windows 7 installation.

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I wanted to upgrade Windows 8 Pro to Windows 8.1 RTM.
I downloaded the ISO file from the MSDN site. I right-clicked and selected Mount to open the files in Explorer.
I clicked on Setup to start the upgrade process. After entering the serial key, etc, I reached the following screen, which allowed me to Keep personal files only or Nothing.
I was not offered the option to keep installed applications and settings.
So I burned the ISO image to DVD. I made sure that my PC was set to first boot from DVD/CD/etc.
I then installed the Installation DVD and rebooted. My PC booted using the DVD.
After entering the serial key, etc, I reached the following screen, which allowed me to Upgrade Windows, keeping files, settings and applications intact.
Selecting the Upgrade Windows option, to me took the following screen, which mentioned the following message: The computer started using the windows installation media. Remove the installation media and restart your computer so that Windows starts normally. Then, insert the installation media and restart the upgrade.
I exited the installation and booted into my Windows 8 Pro RTM.
I also tried running the setup from the DVD by right-clicking > Open > Setup. But nothing helped.
I have not been able to find any Microsoft resources on how to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 RTM keeping files, settings, installed applications intact. I have tried these suggestions at Microsoft Answers, but it did not help. I was still offered t... Read more

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I have installed the fix to make WIndows 8 look like normal Windows 7. Now I cant right-click on Windows Mail to uninstall it. Please help me uninstall Windows Mail.

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I am trying to download Kodi app from the Windows Store but the "Free" link to install is grey and says I need to update to latest Windows to install. But I am already running on Windows 10. What do I do?

Answer:App in Windows Store says I need to update to latest windows but I am running on windows 10

Look an the hardware requirements, PC apps will show up in the store. That is probably what it is.

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Hello Guys,
probably another victim , here's the diagnostic report. Could you please help restore Windows7 ?

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0xc004c4a8
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-QCPVQ-KHRB8-RMV82
Windows Product Key Hash: +Rj3N34NLM2JqoBO/OzgzTZXgbY=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00095
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {4607241E-B41D-4829-B344-D50DBD8B6250}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.120830-0333
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAExec.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

OGA Data-->
Office Status: 109 N/A
OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Office Diagnostics: 025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-8004101... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 - Another Windows 7 build 7601 " This copy of windows is no

Licensing Data-->
Software licensing service version: 6.1.7601.17514
Error: product key not found.

Please run the following commands in an Elevated Command Prompt window, and post the results

DIR C:\Windows\System32 /AR /S
DIR C:\Windows\System32\7b*.* /ah
ICACLS C:\Windows\System32\7b*.*

Here are some instructions to make life easier
1) To open an Elevated Command Prompt Window (the CP window), click on Start, All Programs, Accessories – then right-click on Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator. Accept the UAC prompt.
2) To run the commands easier, highlight the block of commands, and right-click on the highlight – select Copy. In the CP Window, click on the black/white icon at top left – select Paste. The commands will run but may not complete the last command, so hit the Enter Key once.
3) To copy the results... click on the Black/White icon in the top left, and select Edit... 'Select All', and hit the Enter key - then use Ctrl+V or r-click+Paste to paste it into your response.

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Hello All,

I currently have a PC running Windows 7 that I would like to install Windows 10 on in order to try it out and see how it performs. I want to dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 10, along with Linux Mint, which I plan to install last.

My question is concerning licensing. I would like to try Windows 10, either in a trial state or unlicensed, but my concern is that by doing a clean install alongside Windows 7 that Windows 10 will see the Windows 7 license and de-activate it and activate itself.

Am I correct in assuming that this will not happen and that the only way Windows 10 will get activated is if I do an upgrade installation or later purchase a separate product key / license?


Answer:Install Windows 10 along side Windows 7, keeping Windows 7 activated


Windows 10 will get activated is if I do an upgrade installation

As I expect you know, the official period for upgrading for free is long over. It's true that people found Win 10 was activated for a long time after the official date. I'm told people still find it works. There was also a concession for certain groups of people which extended that period.

I looked at the precise license terms, and my strict reading of them is that you can't have two activated installations on the same PC - even if they have different licenses. One activation- one PC. You might get an interpretation of that from MS. That seemed to catch someone out who had a 32 bit and a 64 bit installation of Win 10, for example. Or that might just have been a quirk. Maybe MS has tightened the check.

But then you can ask - well, what about Win 7 vs Win 10? Win 10's basis of activation is different- so in practice, would MS actually cross check between builds of Windows? And anyway, do they actually have a record of Win 7 licenses vs machines at all, in the way they have for Win 10?

For interest, the 'recommended' way:
Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

If you were to clean install Win 10 on a separate disk with Win 7 on another disk or partition, you can direct Win 10 where it is to be installed.

I'm sure you'll get appropriate comment on establishing the dual boot from someone who's done it that way.

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Since I've "upgraded" my screen brightness is much darker and the controls for brightnes no longer control brightness. I HATE IT!! Darker screen drives me crazy. I've tried updating drivers, as I've seen suggested. No dice. I just want to roll back to Windows 8. How can I?

Answer:Updated S405 from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1...Can I switch back to Windows 8?

HI, hope this guide can provide help 

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My Operative system is 7 Starter, very basic, but powerful.
I suppose Windows 10 offered to me for free shoud be a lot more powerful without loosing any of the possibilities of 7.
7 is very good for my lap top, and to upgrade it to 10 will be like to say good bye to a good friend.
Of course that I believe in the general quality of the Windows 10 proposal.
But I would like to check it up.
Thanks for your help.

Answer:May I get a list of the apps (like windows Media Center in Windows 7) for Windows 10?

The only thing that comes close are the xbox video and music apps, but you always have vlc among other. Microsoft has said that they will remove Windows Media center at some point

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I have installed dual boot OS in my desktop.
WD 1TB (500GB windows XP and 500GB windows 7) ALL 32 BIT.
I installed the windows XP first.
The Windows XP had installed on first partition and 2nd partition is Windows 7.

The XP boot in to windows without any problem.
But the windows 7 right after showing the logo, then no display.

Here are PC boot loader

earlier windows operation=XP
Windows 7

Did I did something wrong?

Answer:Windows XP and Windows 7 dual boot. Problem with Windows 7 start up

Did Windows 7 finish installing?

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I've been try many option based on the forum, but all the steps doesn't work at all.
My Windows Store just open for a few second and then closed.
I try wit MSReset.exe but appear message "ms-windows-store:PurgeCaches The remote prosedure call Failed"
I run The Apps Troubleshooter, but i doesn't work too.
Please help me to solve my problem, i so depressed.
Thank You

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I currently have a system running legitimate copies of windows 7 &8.1 on separate partitions on the same drive. Not using any special boot loader, just dual boot menu in windows. Would like to know the best way to upgrade the windows 8.1 while keeping the windows 7 install and not changing mbr or menu at startup other than to change 8.1 to 10. Seen many tutorials on adding to a single boot to make dual, but not much on existing dual boot systems. Should I download the iso or run from invitation in Windows 8.1? Thanks for any help

Answer:Windows 10 upgrade on existing Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Dual Boot

The only way to obtain an activated Win10 Upgrade is to run it from inside the Windows version you want to upgrade. If you boot from a DVD or USB and run it that way, it will never activate.

Also, the upgrade WILL change the OS selection menu -- I don't believe there is any way around that.

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Optiplex 7040's were supposed to ship with Windows 10. They have Windows 7 on them.
First issue, the DVD that comes with the Optiplex 7040 does not work. I've tried the different BIOS settings, doesn't matter. I've tried every option on the DVD, never get an option to install Windows 10. Every option takes me to reset or restore Windows 10.
Is this the correct DVD? What's up with this?
I downloaded the Windows 10 ISO, and installed Windows 10 with no issues, other than now I need a license key. I worked through an online chat with Microsoft to verify the product key, and from that computer I made an image to push down to the others.  Hopefully I will not have any licensing issues on these computers in the future. 
By Microsoft definition of "You bought a new device running Windows 10," there should be an assigned "Product key." --> Pre–installed on your device, included with the device packaging, or included as a card or on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) attached to the device."
Does Dell issue a product key for Windows 10? 
I've never seen one on any Dell documentation. On the Dell Optiplex 9020's there is a sticker on them that says "Windows 7 Pro" and it has a product key. 
On the new Optiplex 7040's (that are supposed to be licensed for Windows 10) there is no such sticker. No Windows 7 or Windows 10 license key. 

Answer:Windows 10 on Optiplex 7040: Windows 7 is installed and Windows 10 DVD does not work.

Nobody issues a key for 8 or 10 its in the bios.
There should be a Windows Genuine label that says Windows or PRO windows.

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Lenovo T430s 2355A16 Here is my problem.Pre-install Windows 7 -> Recovery media creadted -> upgraded to Windows 8 -> Windows.old folder were deleted -> Trying to downgrade to Windows 7 using Recovery media -> Recovery Failed !!!! Is there any other ways I could go back to Windows 7?? All I have is the recovery media burned to DVDs.


Go to Solution.

Answer:T430s upgraded to Windows 8 Pro wanting to downgrade to Windows 7 (without Windows.old)

Good day and welcome to the community.
As you mention that you've created the recovery media and it is failing to restore your system with the delivered Win7 preload, I would recommend that you contact Service, let them know that your created set has failed to work and request that they provide you with a factory recovery DVD set. Contact information is below.
Hope this helps you get things sorted.
Country or RegionProductLanguageTelephone numberHours of operation

Hong Kong
THINK-branded products IDEA-branded and B, C, E, G, H, K, N, Q, V, Y Series Products
(852) 3071-3561
9 AM - 8 PMMonday - Friday9 AM - 1 PMSaturday(Except Hong Kong Public Holidays)

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I did everything your instructions indicated I should do for this problem, but to no avail. What good is windows 10 if there's a "glitch" in the program that prevents my printer from working as in windows 8?

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How do I uninstall the bunch of applications that came preinstalled with Vista and don't show up in any uninstaller? I have:
Windows Mail
Windows Media Player
Windows Meeting Space
Windows Movie Maker
Windows Photo Gallery
Windows Anytime Upgrade
Windows Marketplace
standard games like freecell

I don't know which are part of the OS and which are standalone applications — I realise I probably can't uninstall Internet Explorer, but how do I uninstall the above?

Answer:Uninstall Windows Mail, Windows Media Player, Windows x, etc.

hello ohana
those are all part of the os. but if you go to control panel > programs and features > turn windows features on or off (left hand side) you can turn some of them off. i dont know about uninstalling them.
as for IE , that is the only browser microsoft will let do the updates. so if you plan on updating .dont uninstall it.


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I have a IdeaCentre B540 when I'm trying to update to Windows 8.1 a get a message saying Failure configuring Windows update.  How do I get pass this message so I can upgrade to windows 8.1
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity

Answer:B540 - Failure configuring Windows Updates - Windows 8 to windows 8.1

hi Geam79,
Welcome to the Forums.
Can you try the following:
1. Run this Windows Update Automated Troubleshooter to fix common Windows Update errors.
2. If the Failure configuring Windows update appears then does a roll back then there's likely a problem with one of the updates that are getting installed.
To isolate, set Windows Update to "never check for updates" (see this guide)  then install them one by one (oldest ones first) or by group of two, three, or five and observe.
Let me know how it goes.

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Last night i discovered the Windows Insider app, which allowed me to upgrade my 1020 to Windows 10. Since that time the the phone is very slow and has a few problems.
Most worryingly, although I can call people i am not able to send any text messages, or connect to mobile internet/Wifi.
Does anyone know the solution, or how i can roll back to Windows 8.1?
FYI, im on O2, OS version 10.0.10166.0

Answer:Rolling back to Windows 8.1 following Windows Insider upgrade to Windows 10

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question Last night i discovered the Windows Insider app, which allowed me to upgrade my 1020 to Windows 10. Since that time the the phone is very slow and has a few problems.
Most worryingly, although I can call people i am not able to send any text messages, or connect to mobile internet/Wifi.
Does anyone know the solution, or how i can roll back to Windows 8.1?
FYI, im on O2, OS version 10.0.10166.0
Thanks First did you hard reset? Second thats a really old build, pick insider fast ring and update to newest build 10536.1004 , it's great on the 1020. If all else fails Bing search windows phone recovery tool from your pc and make sure to download it directly from Microsoft site. Once you have the tool hook your phone up via USB. And follow instructions, it's rather easy! Always hard reset after upgrading.Hope that helps!!

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I installed Windows 7 Ultimate, dual boot, on my windows 7 home PC to work with files offline and upgraded Windows 7 Home to Windows 10. How can I unistall Windows 7 Ultimate?

Answer:From a dual boot with Windows 10 and Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC, how can I remove Windows 7?

run msconfig in Windows 10 and delete Windows Ultimate boot entry. Then delete the files manually from disk/partition. As you can install it in several ways, you need to check how it is installed and know where the right Windows files are...

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I have 4 primary partitions at the moment 2 of which are lenovo windows 7 recovery partitions 1 is the C drive and another has drivers for my hardware. if i did an upgrade on the c drive to windows 8 would i still be able to use the recovery enviornment to restore to windows 7?

Answer:Upgrading windows 7 to windows 8 beta with windows 7 recovery partitio

Without seeing the disk management screen (start, search, type diskmgmt.msc and <enter>), it is hard to be sure how your partitions are set up.

If you post a screenshot (Alt+PrtSc) open Paint, paste, save, and post the image (insert image button above Reply to Thread text box here) in your next message we may be able to advise you better.

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I live in rural Thailand and after a computer crash, the only choice the local IT shop were offering was to install windows 7. So I did it. But now I have a copy on windows 7.
The computer was bought in France and I live in Thailand. So I can't go to the reseller.Computer is a packard bell, fitted with windows 8 from the factory I think. There is a sticker under the laptop.
How can I become legal again ?

Answer:I had to replace my windows 8 by a fake windows 7 (had no choice !). Can I get back windows 8 ?

Can you obtain Windows 8 media for your computer? (From HP site, etc)
If so, as long as your previous Windows 8 install was activated, you can install Windows 8 again and it should activate again.

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I'm have a very similar problem described by member Eterna1 on 9-05-12. I copied and pasted the question below. Here is the link Windows Update and Windows Defender not working
It was resolved then so i'm hoping I can get the same help. would really appreciate any help.

First I got browser hijacked in IE 8 when I clicked on a link from google search and it took me to a search engine instead. Then I checked windows update and discovered it wasn't working and neither is windows defender, firewall and security essentials. The rest is as follows:

Windows Update
When I try to run windows update I get the following message:

Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is not running. You may need to restart your computer.

Windows Defender
When I try to run windows defender I get the following message:

Windows Defender
This program is turned off
If you are using another program that checks for harmful or unwanted software, use the action center to check that program's status.
If you would like to use this program, click here to turn it on.

When I click to turn it on, I get the following message:

The specified service does not exist as an installed service. (Error code: 0x80070424)

Windows Firewall
Update your firewall settings. when I try to update by clicking on use recommended settings I get the following message:
Windows firewall can't change some of your settings
(Error code: 0x80070424)

Windows Security Service
When I try to turn... Read more

Answer:Windows Update, Windows Defender and Windows Firewall errors

Hi I would suggest you have your system checked by a security analyst please follow the instructions here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum
and make a new thread in the virus,trojan and spyware area

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i m trying to uninstall google chrome on my hp laptop which is upgraded last week to windows 10.but the problem is i did try to uninstall. Its show a msg saying plz close all goocle chrome open windows from windows 8 then try again. Plz help out if any1 can.thnx

Answer:How do I uninstall Google Chrome from Windows 10 when its says close all windows from Windows 8?

I don't totaly get it: It gives an error message from windows 8?

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the main thing is each and every install  windows update just searches forever and nothing happens after diagnostic tool it says Datastore.edb is corrupted and cant be repaired and each time it download the corrupted Datastore.edb
can they at leats give a proper service pack 2 for windows 7  64 bit ultimate that is then uptodate with working windows update that works after a direct standalone install of sp1 i use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i reinstalled the system allready
 5 times each and every time the same problame that Datastore.edb is corrupted and windows update just gets stuck!
i how you can either releasse a service pack 2 so that windows update works again after a direct install of service pack 1
or a windows update that doesnt use data store cause its yepp Not working,
i use a amd 6 core with a amd hd 6700 readon and 8 gb ram
both asus motherboard and grafic
as it is now windows update is with windows 7 service pack 1= not useable !!!!
sincierly Christian Madjari

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I purchased a new notebook with Windows 7 in October. During the first weeks I uninstalled McAfee and replaced the harddrive. Since November Windows Update fails with error messages and defender does not start anymore. I made several virus scans (complete) with multiple antivirus programs but nothing showed up.Since it took my days to install various software, I do not want to re-install W7. I also have no good backup that I could restore. I am really surprised that there is not even a single entry regarding the error code in the Microsoft Knowledge base or elsewhere.I really would appreciate help. 

Answer:Windows Update does not work, Windows Standalone Update Installer stops with error 0xc8000247 (Windows 7 Home Premium on Acer Aspire 1810TZ notebook)

Got it !!!!
If You are using notebooks with with hard drive larger than 700 GB you probably should update Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver.
Here is solution :
Download and install it.

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I'm getting the following error when trying to run sysprep on a Windows 7 x86 machine.
"Windows could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\windows\Panther\unattend.xml] for pass [oobesystem]. The settings specified in the answer file cannot be applied. The error was detected while processing settings for
component [Microsoft - Windows - Shell -Setup]".
What I found in the C:\Windows\Panther\Set
2010-12-16 15:34:57, Info                  SYSPRP SPPNP: The device Root\LEGACY_MPIO\0000 is using the service mpio.
2010-12-16 15:34:57, Warning               SYSPRP SPPNP: Error 0xE000020B occurred while adding device Root\LEGACY_MPIO\0000 to the device info set.

Answer:Windows 7 x86 Sysprep error Windows Could not parse or process unattend answer file [C:\Windows\Panther\Unattend.xml] for pass [oobesystem]......

I fixed mine. 
Under 7 oobe System>X86_Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup_neutral I was using Auto Logon. I had the logonCount populated and Username populated but I didn't have "TRUE" in Enabled.
Now my sysprep is working.

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 


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So after I have prepared the notebook for a user, I normally take a 'windows' image, (backup) before I SOPHOS encrypt. (as I have had this happen before). Since Windows did not load up on this notebook, I have applied the image twice after the notebook fails
to load windows, the third time,  I completely reformatted the drive (erased) and applied the image again. The notebook was working just fine before I applied SOPHOS and run fine before I apply SOPHOS.

Any ideas??

Christopher Espinoza MCDST(XP), MCITP(Win7)

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I am using the SDLC Threat Modelling tool 2016 by Microsoft on a Windows 10 virtual Box 32-bit.

When I am trying to generate a final report, it discards all the different risk ratings for each threat, and instead of having the respective high, medium, low levels next to each threat, it produces a html report putting only high next to each
one of them.

Any help?


Ioannis (Yannis) Kostakis
Cyber Security Specialist

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Depuis début octobre 2016, les mises a jour automatiques de Windows ne fonctionnent plus sur mon E130. Quand je lance Windows Update la recherche tourne sans fin et aucune mise à jour ne s'affiche.
Avez vous déjà rencontré le problème ??
Merci pour votre aide
Google translated.....
Good morning,
Since early October 2016, automatic updates of Windows no longer work on my E130. When I run Windows Update the search runs endlessly and no updates are displayed.
Have you ever encountered the problem ??
Thank you for your help
Mod's Edit: Google translated for benefit of English readers. Since this is an English forum, please post in English as it will ensure a better response. Thanks!

Answer:Problem with Windows Update E130 on Windows 7 (Problème avec Windows Update E130 sous Windows 7)

Hello and welcome,
Here's something you can try:

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Dear ExpertsPlease help, going to try to explain facts as brief as possible.I used Dec 2016 a laptop Windows 7 that I had to sent for repairs, 24 December 2016 I was informed of the cost, it was not worth my while.I had a laptop exactly like the one in question Lenovo G80, which got stolen earlier in 2016, using windows 7.I am a Legislational & Labour Specialist in my Country.I was under huge pressure with a deadline looming 15 January 2017, no time to find a new laptop set up etc.,I borrowed another Lenovo from my sister, not aware that it was using Windows XP (This was sold in my country long after the discontinuation of the product in 2013)I wanted to test run an idea with the deadline, though I got stopped (kicked out of the system) continuously whilst trying to do my online submissions, so much so that I could not complete the work.I was then under huge pressure as the Company doing the work for could sue me for millions as they were not complying to legislation in many facets.Myself & my sister arranged that I could use the Lenovo (the one with XP) until the completion of the submissions at 12:00am 15 January 2017, though on 16 January I was running from one town to another in order to beg for special permission to do submissions on behalf of the Company that I had the deadline for, from one big shot to another without any luck.I gave my sisters computer back and started looking for prices to purchase one, when my sister phoned and said she is in actual fact not... Read more

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This download is for Microsoft Jet 4.0 Service Pack 6 (SP6). There are four versions of the SP6 download. Each download contains updated versions of several .dll files that are included with Microsoft Access 2000, Microsoft Office 2000 Developer, Microsoft Visual Basic version 6.0 or later, and other Microsoft products that incorporate Microsoft Jet database engine 4.x.

Note: Installing the latest Jet update is an important step toward keeping your Jet database in top working condition.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT

Before you install this update, you must install Jet 4.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) or later installed. If the file msjet40.dll is version 4.00.2927.4 or later, you are running Jet 4.0 SP3 or later. You can download Jet 4.0 SP3 from the Data Access Downloads Web page on MSDN.



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Someone can help me? have windows 8 RTM installed in my HP Pavilion G4
but after trying it for a month, i get bored with it
and missed my windows 7 interface
so anyone can tell me:
how to dual boot my windows 8 alongside windows 7?
or if it isn't possible can i downgrade my windows 8 to windows 7 without losing any files?

Answer:Install windows 7 on my windows 8/ dual boot my windows 8

Dual Boot Installation - Windows 8 and Windows 7 or Vista

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Microsoft has just announced the first pricing information for Windows 10 at its preview event today. The biggest news is that the new OS will be completely free for current Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users for its first year of availability?after that time period has expired, OS upgrades will need to be paid for as they are currently. The Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 users will also be free.

"Once a device is upgraded to WIndows 10, we'll be keeping it current for the supported lifetime of the device," said Terry Myserson, executive vice president of the Operating Systems Group. "With Windows 10, we think of Windows as a service... The question 'what version are you running' will cease to make sense."

Users of the Windows 10 Technical Preview have already gotten a taste of this continuous stream of updates, and the release version of Windows 10 will be no different. As we've covered previously, Microsoft will offer different "channels" for different users?one that gets new features as soon as they're available, one that never gets new features, and one that allows administrators to roll out new features at their own pace. Security updates will be published at the same rate they are today. This new update scheme is an effort to balance delivering new features to consumers while not upsetting businesses that prefer to roll updates out more slowly.

Apple has offered the last two versions of its OS X deskto... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 free for all Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 users for first year

Windows 10 may be free for all

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Installed W8. Encountered a few Problems.
1) Cannot Access Windows Store. Just loads WS Green Logo's Screen with the circle of dots but then just hangs, not allowing me to "enter the store" and browse Apps.
2) Whenever I select Windows Updates it immediately states 6% downloaded but refuses to progress any further and complete the downloading and installing of the 20+ available updates.
3) My son has Sony Imagination Studio installed but since installing W8 when you click on one of the software components (Acid Music Studios)on desktop classic the shortcut doesn't work and you can't access the programme>

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Right now, my computer is running windows 8.1/windows 7 in dual boot. Only my windows 7 is eligible for windows 10. What is the easiest way of installing windows 10 on my windows 8.1 partition instead of my windows 7 so i can dual boot windows 10/windows 7 at the end?

The only way i can think of is back up my windows 7 stuff and let windows 10 install on it. Then reinstall windows 7 on the windows 10 partition, and do a clean install of windows 10 on the windows 8.1 partition once i get the windows 10 cd key.

Answer:Easiest way of installing windows 10 on Windows 8.1/windows 7 config?

Hi Imeem, welcome to Tenforums. If you can make an additional partition of about 30 GB on your system you can keep both Windows 7 and 8 and also boot to Windows 10. It depends on how much contiguous free space you have. Free Partition managers like EASEUS and Minitool Partition Wizard make these operations quite easy. You can also remove your old Operating systems and reclaim the space they used.

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Vista was officially released today. If your thinking about using Vista or upgrading, you may want to look at "Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP and Windows 2000". This will allow you to automatically copy your files, photos, music, email, settings, and more to your new Vista based PC...

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer For Windows Xp And Windows 2000

There is also a very handy tutorial here at Bleeping Computer which can be found here:Using Windows Easy Transfer to Transfer Your Data to a New Computer:

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Will this work if I install it on the XP now and then run it to move files over to 7 later? I am asking because I have the XP on my netbook at my place and the files are to go on my mom's Win7 which is at her place.Edit: Split from: ~ Animal

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to Windows 7

Can you please elaborate on what sort of files you want to transfer? A cloud service such as Box or Dropbox might be a better solution.

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I had Windows Defender installed under Win-7.  I did the upgrade to Windows-10 (straightforward).
However, when booting from cold, and after logging in, a message box has always appeared saying:
Windows Defender
This app has been turned off and isn't monitoring your computer.
If you're using another app to check for malicious or unwanted software, use Security and Maintenance to check that app's status.
I'm not using any other antivirus - just whatever came with Windows-10.  I originally thought that this would be some wrinkle that would get fixed by an update, but it's still there.
I've looked for ways to uninstall Windows Defender, but can't find a way to do it.  Typing "Defender" into the Search bar brings up an option saying "Windows Defender Desktop App", which when clicked also brings up the message box
mentioned above.
Is there any way to get rid of this message box?

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I have a Nokia 521 I am not happy with the 8.1 update. I would like to revert back to the original 8.0 windows operating system.

Answer:Can I revert my windows phone back to windows 8 from windows 8.1?

Yupp.. Just download the Nokia Software Updater and reinstall wp 8.0 from there.. Keep in mind this means losing all game data.. Pictures and music can be saved by simply placing those on a laptop
Edit: Eventually you will have to upgrade to 8.1 so you might as well just keep it.. But the choice is up to you :)

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